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An Intricate Way to Get Out of Show-and-Tell Day at School Officials at an upstate New York school district say a kindergartner spent a day at the wrong school after getting on the wrong bus. Schenectady city school district officials say the mistakes began Wednesday morning when the 5-year-old girl boarded the wrong bus, which was driven by a substitute driver. At the school, teachers were expecting a new first-grader and asked the girl if she was that student. The girl said she was and spent the day answering to the no-show first-grader’s name. (AP) PUPS ON POT
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What if Clinton Doesn’t Run in 2016? 24 Medals Of Honor President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans Tuesday following a review that found vets who had been bypassed because of prejudice. Three of the 24 are still living.
A China Trip First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters are set to visit China on Wednesday for a weeklong trip.
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Analysis Conventional wisdom — and even some unconventional wisdom — dictates that Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president in 2016. A universe of super PACs and other organizations has been built — and staffed by former Clinton operatives — to prepare the way for Hillary in 2016. And yet, running through all of these preparations is a current of uncertainty about whether the former ﬁrst lady, senator and top diplomat will, you know, actually run. The thinking is that Clinton would never let efforts this extensive go forward if she, in her heart of hearts, wasn’t planning to run. But that, like most of what we think we know about Clinton and her plans, is based not on facts but on interpretation. One thing that everyone — those who want Clinton to run and those who don’t — agrees on is that she
No, Seriously, What Would Happen? To be clear, we still expect Hillary Rodham Clinton to run. But what if she doesn’t? We rank the candidates considered to have some possibility of either running for or winning the Democratic nomination. They are listed alphabetically in tiers. (T WP)
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1. The Clinton Wing
3. Not Interested, but …
Hillary Rodham Clinton: She is the biggest front-runner the party has ever seen. If she runs, she almost certainly wins.
Andrew Cuomo: We continue to believe that a race without Clinton would be too hard for the ambitious New York governor to resist. Kirsten Gillibrand: The senator from New York has emerged as a rising star in the party. Deval Patrick: After saying for years he wasn’t interested in running, the Massachusetts governor recently opened the door to the possibility. Elizabeth Warren: A hero among liberals who don’t love Clinton, Warren is the sort of anti-corporatist, anti-Wall Street populist many thought they were getting with Barack Obama.
2. If She Says No, Then … Joe Biden: The VP wants to run. But he knows he would start way behind Clinton and might never be able to make the race close. But if Clinton passes, Biden is in. Martin O’Malley: The Maryland governor is the most credible candidate who will most likely run even if the 2016 field includes Clinton. Brian Schweitzer: The former Montana governor wants to run, though he (sort of) demurs publicly.
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Can We Go, Too? More colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so students of all income brackets can benefit from “gap years.” The gap-year program starting this fall at Tufts University will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees; the University of North Carolina offers $7,500 in its program. Although gap years are more popular in Europe, they have started to gain traction in the United States. (AP)
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Defense attorneys say an Army general has agreed to a plea deal that includes the dropping of sexual-assault charges against him. A news release Sunday from Sinclair lawyers representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair says that he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for having the sexual-assault charges dropped along with two others that might have required Sinclair to register as a sex offender. Sinclair was accused of twice forcing a female captain to perform oral sex on him during a three-year extramarital affair. (AP)
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Scathing Report Blasts NYC Area Commuter Rail Metro-North, the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, allowed safety to erode while pushing to keep its trains on time, resulting in a lax culture of inadequate inspections and poor training, according to a stinging federal report issued by the Federal Railroad Administration to Congress on Friday. (AP)
Comedian Brenner Dies David Brenner, the toothy-grinned “Tonight Show” favorite whose brand of comedy became a staple for other standups, died Saturday. He was 78. (AP)
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Venezuelan Vendetta A man in a Guy Fawkes mask throws back a tear gas canister fired by Bolivarian National Police on Saturday during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan government says at least 25 people have died in street protests since they broke out Feb. 12.
“While I won’t be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won, I have much bigger plans in mind.”
— REAL ESTATE MOGUL DONALD TRUMP, WHO TWEETED FRIDAY THAT HE WILL NOT RUN FOR GOVERNOR, CRITICIZING THE STATE’S REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR FAILING TO UNIFY BEHIND HIM
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Gunmen stormed an Egyptian army checkpoint outside Cairo early Saturday morning and killed six soldiers, including some still in their beds, officials said, in what amounted to an escalation by militants on military targets near the capital. The attack came just days after masked men opened fire on a busload of military police inside city limits. (AP)
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World Region celebrates, but Russia now faces Western sanctions Simferopol, Ukraine Fireworks exploded and Russian ﬂags ﬂuttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The United States and Europe condemned the ballot as illegal and destabilizing and were expected to slap sanctions against Russia for it. Ukraine’s new government in Kiev called the referendum a “circus” directed at gunpoint by Moscow — referring to Russian troops in the strategic Black Sea peninsula after seizing it two weeks ago. But after the polls closed late Sunday, crowds of ethnic Russians in the regional Crimean capital of Simferopol erupted with jubilant chants in the main square, over-
joyed at the prospect of once again becoming part of Russia. The Crimea referendum offered voters the choice of seeking annexation by Russia or remaining in Ukraine with greater autonomy. After 50 percent of the ballots were counted, Mikhail Malishev, head of the referendum committee, said more than 95 percent of voters had approved splitting off. Opponents of secession appeared to have stayed away Sunday, denouncing the vote as a cynical power play and land grab by Russia. Russia was expected to face strong sanctions today by the U.S. and Europe over the vote, which could also encourage rising proRussian sentiment in Ukraine’s east and lead to further divisions in this nation of 46 million. Residents in western Ukraine and the capital, Kiev, are strongly pro-West and Ukrainian nationalist. Some residents in Crimea said they feared the new Ukrainian gov-
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Russian flags flew in Crimea as the region voted Sunday to join up with Moscow.
Weekend Developments Russian forces on Saturday took control of a village near the border with Crimea, Ukrainian officials said — the first Russian move outside Crimea. Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Saturday declaring the referendum in Crimea illegal and invalid, and calling on all nations not to recognize its results nor any subsequent change in Crimea’s status. A shootout between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian demonstrators overnight Friday in the eastern city of Kharkiv left two people dead. (AP/ T WP)
Search for Missing Jet Continues to Expand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Even before someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing 777’s communications systems had already been disabled, authorities said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance of the ﬂight. Authorities also examined a ﬂight simulator conﬁscated from the home of one of the pilots and dug through the background of all 239 people on board, as well as the ground crew that serviced the plane. Investigators have said someone on board the plane ﬁrst disabled one of its communications systems about 40 minutes after takeoff. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar
Hoping It Was a Hijacking With new evidence this weekend pointing to deliberate action and continued flight for hours after last contact, hopes have surged for some families of passengers on the vanished Malaysian airliner over the possibility of a secret runway somewhere on an ocean island or some remote rugged countryside. As the days have passed, said one Chinese man who knows a passenger on Flight 370, his friend’s relatives have only clung all the more to the hijacking idea. “It gives them a thread of hope to hang onto,” he said, speaking anonymously for fear of offending the family. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
“The search was already a highly complex, multinational eﬀort. It has now become even more diﬃcult.” — HISH A MMUDDIN HUSSEIN, MALAYSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER
systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane’s disappearance was deliberate. On Sunday, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein
said at a news conference that the ﬁnal, reassuring words from the cockpit — “All right, good night” — were spoken to air trafﬁc controllers after the Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System was shut off. Whoever spoke did
not mention any trouble on board. Still, Hishammuddin cautioned against jumping to conclusions. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) on Sunday told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that so far no theories about the plane had risen “from plausible to the probable,” and that despite the speculation about ﬂight directions and timelines the aircraft may well be “at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.” The search area now includes 11 countries the plane might have ﬂown over, Hishammuddin said, adding that the number of countries involved in the operation had increased from 14 to 25. T he phy sica l sea rch now spans much of Asia and extends deep into t he Indian Ocean, toward areas where debris could remain unnot iced for years. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )
ernment that took over when President Viktor Yanukovych ﬂed to Russia last month will oppress them. “It’s like they’re crazy Texans in western Ukraine. Imagine if the Texans suddenly took over power (in Washington) and told everyone they should speak Texan,” said Ilya Khlebanov, a voter in Simferopol. President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday that Crimea’s vote to join Russia would never be recognized by the United States. Ukraine’s new prime minister also insisted that neither Ukraine nor the West would recognize the vote. “Under the stage direction of the Russian Federation, a circus performance is underway: the socalled referendum,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. “Also taking part in the performance are 21,000 Russian troops, who with their guns are trying to prove the legality of the referendum.” JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG AND MIKE ECKEL (AP)
16 Killed in Stampede To Jobs Fair in Nigeria At least 16 people were killed in desperate stampedes for government jobs in Nigeria when hundreds of thousands were invited to apply for fewer than 5,000 positions, officials and activists said Sunday. (AP) BEIRUT
Syrian Army Takes Town Near Lebanon Border With rebels fleeing into neighboring Lebanon, Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured a strategic town near the frontier Sunday, ousting opposition fighters from their last stronghold in the vital border area. Yabroud was a major smuggling hub for the rebels trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AP)
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World Pretoria, South Africa Children chatter about the Oscar Pistorius murder trial at South African schools, startling parents with details about how the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend. Big audiences in South Africa are watching a 24-hour television channel dedicated to coverage of the sensational trial. Turns of phrase from the courtroom — the defense lawyer’s “I put it to you” challenge to pros-
ecution witnesses — are creeping into popular culture. The rise and fall of the doubleamputee runner, who competed in the London Olympics in 2012 and then killed model Reeva Steenkamp less than a year after that inspirational triumph, is a consuming saga for South Africans that has drawn sheepish comparisons to reality television shows. The more people hear, the hungrier they are for more. The 2-week-old trial is expected
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to run into April. One commentator said it is even interfering with South African democracy ahead of elections on May 7. “The trial will peak at the same time as the election campaign swings into high gear, which means political parties will have to take extraordinary measures to hold the voters’ attention,” Ranjeni Munusamy wrote in the Daily Maverick, an online news outlet.
The number of people jailed in Egypt over the past eight months as part of the country’s crackdown on Islamists, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials. The count — Egypt’s biggest roundup in nearly two decades — was based on a tally kept by the Interior Ministry to which the military also has access. The flood of arrests has swamped prisons and the legal system. (AP)
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Stuck on 16th Street? A dedicated bus lane could help riders, but it faces opposition Along the 16th Street corridor, the bus stops are crowded with frustrated riders. Traffic congestion causes frequent delays. Buses often are too full to pick up more passengers. Now riders, smart-growth advocates and Metro ofﬁcials say the problems in one of the city’s top bus corridors could have a simple solution: a dedicated bus lane. The concept, popular among transit users, is concerning to many drivers who use the route and some residents who fear a bus lane would reduce already scarce parking. The proposal puts D.C. in a tough position as the home of some of the nation’s worst trafﬁc congestion aims to become more transitcentric, pitting the needs of suburban residents who commute to the city via vehicle against those of the growing number of D.C. resident who rely on public transportation.
Squeezed in By the time the bus arrived at the 16th and U streets stop one morning last week, bodies were squeezed up against the exit doors. A glimpse up 16th Street showed a cluster of buses slowly making its way through heavy traffic. “You wait a long time, and see many, many buses pass by,” Catherine Depret said as she and her 22-month-old son waited at 16th and Corcoran for a bus to get him to daycare. On a good morning they might wait 15 minutes. On a bad day she is forced to take a cab. Metrobus ridership in the corridor has increased 25 percent in the past four years, Metro said, and it expects the trend to continue. The S-Line carries more than 20,000 passengers daily — an average of 4,237 during the morning rush hour alone. Metro has extended the limitedstop S9 service, added larger buses
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to the night runs and added nine morning S2 trips to ease crowding in the southern portion of the corridor. And this month, Metro started calling in emergency buses to start the route when people are left behind by crowded buses. “Public transportation needs to supersede the convenience of suburban commuters,” said Sarah Spurgeon, who rides the S-Line buses from her home near U Street.
Car Conflict But some riders say traffic congestion isn’t the problem. They say there simply aren’t enough buses. “Watching a full bus pass by in a dedicated lane does not help anyone get where they need to go,” said Ron-
nie Kweller, who lives just south of U Street. Kweller also worries about the possibility of taking away parking in an area that already has limited options. “It will be a real hardship to people who have cars,” she said. A 2013 District Department of Transportation study of the corridor recommends a peak-hour transit lane extending for 2.7 miles. It found that a bus lane has the potential to increase transit travel speeds by 30 percent and accommodate up to a 10 percent increase in ridership. But it also would impact parking and could create more vehicular delays at some of the busiest intersections. “Sixteenth Street is a mess but for them to suggest that it is OK to take a lane and dedicate it to buses … is not an acceptable solution,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Lon Anderson said. A better solution, he said, is fast-tracking Metro’s plan for a trafﬁc signal priority program at 16th Street. Although transit advocates agree the signal initiative is part of the solution, they say it isn’t enough. “We are seeing folks using all the available space on those buses,” said Jim Hamre, Metro’s director of bus planning. “At the current rate of growth we need something else.” LUZ L A ZO (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Diversion Programs Face Uncertain Future Washington Davis, 16, was going out too late, getting in ﬁghts, skipping school. It was stupid stuff, until a police ofﬁcer busted him for ﬁghting. Instead of going to jail, Davis was sent to the Youth Court of the District of Columbia. Early one Saturday morning in the fall, he stood in front of a “jury” of his peers (quite literally — they’d all come before the same court months before) and explained what he had done. The kids sanctioned Davis to weekly sessions with a mentor, who could help him manage his anger. “Having to tell other kids what
you did, you just see how stupid it is,” said Davis, whose full name was withheld since there is no permanent record of his arrest. He is one of the hundreds of kids under 18 arrested in D.C. each year for non-violent crimes such as shoplifting, chronic truancy or drug possession. Many have never been in trouble with the law before. “I learned,” he said. For years, many teens like Davis were sent to the Youth Court, a socalled “diversion program” that works to help kids behave better and stay out of jail. But now the program is in jeopardy. In October, D.C. stopped funding the two primary diversion programs in the city, Youth Court and Access Youth, a mediation program. They were paid for by government grants since 1996, but run as nonproﬁts.
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The amount Youth Court saves the city per case, according to the group’s executive director, Carolyn Dallas. It costs $2,000 to send a teen through the regular court, but only $500 for Youth Court, she said. A.E.
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“These programs signiﬁcantly reduce recidivism,” said Edgar Cahn, a lawyer and the founder of Youth Court. The facts bear that out. In D.C., 25 percent for kids sent through the regular juvenile justice system get re-arrested compared to 11 percent of Youth Court participants, according to the Youth Court’s executive director, Carolyn Dallas. Now, Youth Court and Access Youth are open again, at least temporarily. The city ﬂoated Youth Court $75,000 in February, enough to re-
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The fine that Marylanders would pay for possessing small amounts of marijuana under a decriminalization bill passed Friday in the state Senate. Its prospects in the House of Delegates are uncertain. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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open for several months. But Dallas says it is not enough to last through the ﬁscal year, which ends Sept. 30. She and others are scrambling to raise the extra funds. They’re also pushing D.C. to include funding for the Youth Court in the city budget when it is negotiated in April. But that is far from a sure thing. One challenge, advocates say, is ﬁguring out which government agency will take the lead. Should youth diversion programs be the responsibility of the Attorney General? Health and human services? The D.C. public schools? “We’re being as proactive as we can in terms of meeting with the deputy mayors and trying to ﬁgure out what the plan is,” said Jodi Ovca, who runs Access Youth. “We’re at a crucial point in the budget system.”
“I’ve had parents come up and tell me that their daughter never would have gotten into college with a scholarship if she’d had a record.”
Just after a prominent D.C. businessman admitted that he illegally funneled cash to Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign, D.C.’s top prosecutor, Ronald Machen, delivered a strong message. Anyone else involved should “come forward and own up,” he said, because his ofﬁce was “not going away.” But with the Democratic primary just more than two weeks away, it appears increasingly unlikely that federal prosecutors would bring any criminal case against the mayor before the April 1 election. Still, Machen’s bold pronouncement — and prosecutors’ assertion that Gray was in on the scheme — puts the pressure on. When the U.S. attorney says “this is the tip of the iceberg, there’s nowhere to go but up, and up is the mayor,” said Georgetown Law professor Paul Butler. “It’s hard to say that the chief executive knew and,
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Organizations aim to keep kids out of jail, but may not continue
Jeffrey Thompson’s guilty plea came after a nearly two-year legal battle.
in fact, invited something criminal, and then not to prosecute.” Gray has aggressively disputed contractor Jeffrey Thompson’s allegations in court last week that the two worked together on a secret campaign, calling them “lies.” Prosecutors named Gray in court last week at the request of the judge, but they have not spelled out what — if any — additional evidence they have that implicates the mayor. A NN E. M A R IMOW A ND CA ROL D. LEONNIG (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Jaylon Holbrook and Kimberly Perez eat breakfast at Bancroft Elementary in D.C.
D.C. Schools Giving More Free Breakfasts 30% Washington
The proportion of children in D.C. households without a consistent food supply in 2011, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. (T WP)
fed 234,396 students in 2009 and 272,470 in 2013. Sandra Schlicker, deputy superintendent in the D.C. Ofﬁce of the State Superintendent of Education, attributes the jump in participation to the D.C. Healthy Schools Act of 2010. The law directed public schools to provide free breakfast to students in their elementary school classrooms. For older students, the law requires breakfast to be provided in settings other than a cafeteria — bagged breakfasts at a kiosk or items offered from a cart in the school lobby, for example. Having students eat together in classrooms reduced the stigma attached to free breakfast, Schlicker said.
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The Owl Influx Continues Two more snowy owls were captured last week in Baltimore County, officials said on Friday. One will be outfitted with a transmitter to track her movements — part of Project SNOWstorm, an unprecedented, nationwide research effort led by a biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources that is gathering data on the largest appearance of snowy owls in decades. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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The number of K-12 students receiving free breakfast at school is rising across the country, and the District is seeing the fastest growth. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of students served free breakfast in the nation’s public schools jumped by about 2 million, according to the Agriculture Department, which oversees the program. Nationally, the number of K-12 students eating free breakfast at school grew by an average of 18.9 percent in the past ﬁve years, from 11.1 million in 2009 to 13.2 million in 2013. But in the District, the rate ballooned by 72 percent over those same years, to 35,038 participating students. Maryland also outpaced the national growth rate in the breakfast program, feeding 154,317 students in 2009 and 211,651 students in 2013, a 37.2 percent increase. Virginia’s growth rate was below the national average at 16.3 percent; it
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Businesses, GOP: President’s order will hurt economy Washington President Barack Obama’s move to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay is being hailed by Democrats who see it as a potent midterm election issue and condemned by Republicans and business leaders as presidential overreach. Supporters say it will help the still fragile economy, critics say it will damage it further. It is likely to affect millions of American workers. “From my perspective, they have to be pulling numbers out of the air right now,” said Washington labor lawyer Tammy McCutchen, referring to the conﬂicting claims by partisans that it would either help or hurt the economy. “We don’t even know what the policy is going to be.” She’s closer to the process than most. As administrator of the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division during the George W. Bush administration, McCutchen oversaw the last rewrite of the program in 2004, when the salary-per-week limit separating those who get overtime and those who don’t was increased to $455. Thursday’s presidential memorandum is aimed at workers who make more than the federal minimum but are ineligible for overtime pay under present law because they are designated as management, even when they have little or no supervisory responsibilities.
PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS (AP)
Obama’s Overtime Plan Continues to Stir the Pot
What Obama Wants Currently, salaried workers making more than $455 a week, or $23,660 a year, aren’t eligible for time-and-a-half overtime if some of their work is considered supervisory, even though many spend most of their day doing manual, clerical or technical work with few management duties. President Barack Obama, above, signed a presidential memorandum Thursday directing the Labor Department to devise new overtime rules “to ensure that workers are paid fairly for a hard day’s work.” The memorandum does not specify what the rules or new salary thresholds should be, leaving the rule-making to the Labor Department. A proposed rule is not expected until the fall. (AP)
“If you’re making $23,000, typically you’re not high in management,” Obama said. The White House contends that the 2004 revisions to the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act are outdated and allow employers to exempt too many workers from overtime pay. The move has angered business groups and congressional Republicans, but it ﬁts in with the overall Democratic midterm election game plan of focusing on income inequality and the middle class. “This will help to build an economy that honors work, not one that steals from workers,” AFL-CIO Pres-
ident Richard Trumka said. Business and conservative groups argue that Obama’s order will have the opposite effect of what is intended and could lead businesses to reduce the number of employees or cut pay, resulting in a drag on national economic growth. “The federal government, in particular, shouldn’t be involved in labor markets in any way, shape or form,” said Jeffrey Miron, director of economic studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. “It shouldn’t be setting hours legislation and it shouldn’t be providing union protection.” TOM RAUM (AP)
Caffeine Jitters? Shake to Pay: Starbucks is adding new features to its smartphone app that will allow patrons to digitally tip baristas. Starting Wednesday, the Starbucks for iPhone app will offer customers the option to tip 50 cents, $1 or $2. It will also include a “shake to pay” feature: By shaking their phones, customers can bring their Starbucks card barcode to the front of the screen. Updates to the Android app are expected later this year, the company said. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Virginia topped Duke 72-63 in Sunday’s ACC championship game in Greensboro, N.C. The Cavaliers are the top seed in the East Region in the NCAA tournament.
For Virginia, It’s Been Awhile Cavaliers beat Duke to claim their first ACC title since 1976 College Basketball Coach Tony Bennett climbed up to the rim, gave the net a final snip and twirled and raised it toward all those Virginia fans. Savor it, Cavaliers. You’ve waited nearly 40 years for a moment like this. Virginia claimed its ﬁrst ACC tournament title since 1976 on Sunday by beating No. 7 Duke 72-63 in the ﬁnal. Ma lcol m Brogdon scored 23 points, and tournament MVP Joe Harris added 15, including a backbreaking 3-pointer with just under 2 minutes remaining for the top-seeded Cavaliers (28-6). Playing in front of a raucous — and mostly orange-clad — Greensboro Coliseum crowd, they shot 45 percent from the ﬁeld, pestered the Blue Devils into 38 percent shooting and used a late 12-3 run to pull away and claim the second ACC
Other Conference Championship Games Atlantic 10: Saint Joseph’s 65, VCU 61 Langston Galloway, left, scored 19 points and hit yet another huge 3-pointer, and Saint Joseph’s beat VCU to win its first Atlantic 10 tournament title since 1997. The fourth-seeded Hawks (24-9) arrived in Brooklyn on the NCAA tournament bubble. They all but clinched an at-large berth with a win over fellow bubble team Dayton in Friday’s quarterfinals on Galloway’s go-ahead 3, then made that moot by capturing the conference’s automatic bid. (AP)
Big Ten: Michigan State 69, Michigan 55 Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris, left, and Branden Dawson added 15 each to lead Michigan State to its second Big Ten tournament title in three years with an upset of Michigan. The third-seeded Spartans (26-8) are getting healthy and will have some momentum entering the NCAA tournament with four wins in five games. (AP)
SEC: Florida 61, Kentucky 60 Top-ranked Florida capped a perfect run through the SEC when Kentucky failed to get off a shot on its final possession, allowing the Gators to escape with a victory. Florida (32-2) built a 16-point lead early in the second half, but Kentucky nearly pulled off an improbable comeback to hand the Gators their first loss since early December. Two missed free throws gave the Wildcats (24-10) a final possession, but James Young slipped trying to drive into the lane. (AP)
tournament title in school history. “We were kind of joking around when we came in — we were asking, ‘Where are all of the Duke fans?’ ” Harris said. “All we could see was orange when we were driving over here. … The city of Charlottesville deﬁnitely deserves an ACC tournament title.” Jabari Parker scored 23 points on 9-of-24 shooting for the thirdseeded Blue Devils (26-8), who were making their 31st appearance in the championship game but were denied their ACC-record 20th title. Anthony Gill added 12 points and was 10 of 17 from the free throw line for Virginia. Duke was just 7 of 11 from the line. The Cavaliers came to Greensboro after winning their ﬁrst outright ACC regular season title since 1981, and were trying to do something not even Ralph Sampson could do. It had been a long time — 38 years — since Wally Walker led Virginia to its only previous ACC tournament title. Now that trophy won’t be alone anymore. JOEDY MCCREARY (AP)
For the first time since 2005, Maryland and Georgetown both missed the NCAA tournament. But there are still a couple of local teams to root for. George Washington got an at-large berth and is the No. 9 seed in the East Region, and American is the No. 15 seed in the West Region after winning the Patriot League.
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 American THURSDAY, MILWAUKEE, WISC.
Main storyline: Winning the 3-point line. Wisconsin’s top five scorers each hit at least 29 3-pointers this year. American needs to defend the 3-point line, and make a few from outside themselves, for any chance at an upset. The Eagles stifled Boston’s shooters in the Patriot League final. Player to watch: Eagles guard Darius “Pee Wee” Gardner. The Eagles’ best player at creating his own shot went 7-for-9 for 18 points vs. Boston. Up next: Winner of No. 7 Oregon/ No. 10 BYU
No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 George Washington FRIDAY, RALEIGH, N.C.
Main storyline: Guarding the guards. Memphis is one of the best teams in the country at sharing the ball, ranking third in the NCAA in assists per game (17.4). Joe Jackson leads the Tigers in both points (14.3) and assists (4.5). Player to watch: Colonial forward Kevin Larsen. GW is a better team when the 6-foot-10 sophomore can establish himself in the post. Up Next: Winner of No. 1 Virginia/ No. 16 Coastal Carolina JEFFRE Y TOMIK (E X PRES S)
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south THE TOP SEED No. 1 Florida The Gators (32-2) didn’t lose to an SEC team all year, going 18-0 in the regular season and beating Kentucky in the SEC title game. The win over the Wildcats extended Florida’s school-record winning streak to 26 in a row. The Gators are a veteran group, with three of their top four scorers being seniors.
THE SLEEPER No. 6 Ohio State The Buckeyes (25-9) have had an upand-down season, but since Feb. 1 they have wins over Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan State. Senior point guard Aaron Craft is their defensive leader, but the Buckeyes will go as far as LaQuinton Ross can take them. Ross has scored at least 19 points in six straight games.
SECOND-ROUND UPSET No. 9 Pittsburgh over No. 8 Colorado Not much of an upset, but the Panthers (25-9) are going to be a tough out for whoever they face. Talib Zanna, who
had 19 points and 21 rebounds in an ACC tournament win over North Carolina, is a beast in the post. Colorado (23-11) has lost four of its past seven.
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BEST POSSIBLE MATCHUP No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 5 VCU (Third Round) With their “Havoc” defense, the Rams (26-8) are a tough team to prepare for in a tournament setting. For a third straight year, VCU led the country in steals. UCLA (26-8) counters with one of the toughest guys to guard in the country, 6-foot-9 sophomore Kyle Anderson.
FINAL FOUR PREDICTION No. 1 Florida This group of seniors — Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin and Patric Young — has lost in the Elite Eight three straight years. They’ll take that next step.
east No. 1 Virginia The Cavaliers locked up a top seed with their ACC title game win over Duke. They come into the tournament as hot as anyone, having won 16 of their last 17, keyed by stifling defense and a balanced offensive attack led by Malcolm Brogdon (12.3 ppg).
THE SLEEPER No. 7 UConn Guard Shabazz Napier was a freshman when Kemba Walker led Connecticut to a national title run in 2011. Now, as a do-everything senior, he’s capable of leading the Huskies to a deep run as well. With a veteran core, the Huskies are a force to be reckoned with — as long as they’re not playing Louisville, who handed them three of their eight losses.
SECOND-ROUND UPSET No. 11 Providence over No. 6 North Carolina Providence has been in tournament mode for the past week already — winning a de facto play-in game against St. John’s two days before stunning Creigh-
NC State (21-13)
Mt. St. Mary’s (16-16)
Cal Poly (13-19)
March 18 and 19
Texas Southern (19-14)
Third Round March 22 and 23
ton in the Big East championship game. Look for the Friars — led by the Big East’s Best-Player-Not-Named-Doug-McDermott Bryce Cotton (21.4 ppg) — to stay hot against the Tar Heels.
BEST POSSIBLE MATCHUP No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Michigan St. (Sweet 16) Like defense? You’ll love this game. Michigan State gives up a stingy 65.3 points per game, which is a full 10 more than the Cavaliers, who give up the fewest points per game in the country. This game will be like a heavyweight title bout, beautiful in its ugliness.
FINAL FOUR PREDICTION No. 3 Iowa State Led by Melvin Ejim, the Cyclones have had their ups and downs, but they are peaking at the right time. Look for them to outshoot and outrun their competition all the way to the Final Four.
March 27 and 28
16 Albany/Mt. St. Mary’s 8
Ohio St. (25-9)
March 20 and 21
Arizona (30-4) 1 Weber St. (19-11) 16
Oklahoma St. (21-12) 9 Oklahoma (23-9) 5
N. Dakota St. (25-6) 12
San Diego St. (29-4) 4
13 Tulsa (21-12)
March 22 and 23
Gonzaga (28-6) 8
March 29 and 30
March 29 and 30
12 SF Austin (31-2) 4
west Third Round
Sweet 16 March 27 and 28
South Regional games in Memphis (FedEx Forum)
West Regional games in Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
New Mexico St. (26-9) 13 Baylor (24-11) 6
11 Dayton (23-10)
Nebraska (19-12) 11
Creighton (26-7) 3
14 Western Michigan (23-9) 7
Louisiana (23-11) 14 Oregon (23-9) 7
New Mexico (27-6)
10 Stanford (21-12) 2
THE TOP SEED
BYU (23-11) 10
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THE TOP SEED No. 1 Arizona The Wildcats (30-4) lost their regularseason finale to Oregon and fell in the Pac-12 title game to UCLA, but they are well deserving of the top seed. With Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon, they are one of the most athletic teams, and they have the fifth-best scoring defense (allowing 58.1 points a game).
THE SLEEPER No. 6 Baylor The Bears (24-11) have a balanced attack, with four players averaging between 11 and 14 points per game. Baylor’s zone defense is anchored by 7-foot-1 center Isaiah Austin (3.3 blocks per game). If sharpshooter Brady Heslip is hitting his outside shots, the Bears are dangerous.
SECOND-ROUND UPSET No. 12 North Dakota St. over No. 5 Oklahoma The Summit League champions have won 14 of their past 15 games and has a nonconference win over Notre Dame. The Bison (25-6) lead the country in field goal
American (20-12) 15
Wichita St. (34-0) 1
Cal Poly/Texas Southern 16
Kentucky (24-10) 8
Kansas St. (20-12) 9
Saint Louis (26-6) 5
12 Harvard (26-4)
NC State/Xavier 12
Louisville (29-5) 4
Michigan St. (26-8)
North Carolina (23-9)
11 Providence (23-11) 3
Iowa St. (26-7)
East Regional games in New York (Madison Square Garden)
Midwest Regional games in Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Manhattan (25-7) 13 UMass (24-8) 6 Iowa/Tennessee 11 Duke (26-8) 3
14 N.C. Central (28-5)
Mercer (26-8) 14
Texas (23-10) 7
10 Saint Joseph’s (24-9) 2
15 Milwaukee (21-13)
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Creighton (Sweet 16) Doug McDermott has climbed to fifth on the all-time scoring list with 3,105 points. How high will he go? A Sweet 16 matchup against Wisconsin would see plenty of 3-point attempts. The Bluejays lead the nation (10.4 pg), while the Badgers rank 49th (7.7 pg)
FINAL FOUR PREDICTION No. 1 Arizona Arizona ranks in the top five in the country in rebound margin, scoring defense and scoring margin.
midwest THE TOP SEED
13 Delaware (25-9)
BEST POSSIBLE MATCHUP
Wisconsin (26-7) 2
15 Eastern Kentucky (24-9)
16 Coastal Carolina (21-12)
percentage, led by 6-foot-8, 250-pound senior forward Marshall Bjorklund. The big man averages 13.4 points a game and shoots 63.6 percent from the field.
Arizona St. (21-11) 10 Michigan (25-8) 2 Wofford (20-12) 15
No. 1 Wichita State The Shockers (34-0) are trying to become the first team to complete an undefeated season since Indiana’s perfect run in 197576 and the first team from a non-major conference to win a national title since UNLV in 1990. The one knock on them has been their schedule. They didn’t play a ranked team all year.
THE SLEEPER No. 8 Kentucky The preseason No. 1 team in the AP poll hasn’t lived up to their high expectations, but the Wildcats are as talented as any team in the field and nearly upset Florida in the SEC title game. Julius Randle, James Young and Willie Cauley-Stein form an NBA-caliber front line.
SECOND-ROUND UPSET No. 12 N.C. State/Xavier over No. 5 Saint Louis At one point this season, the Billikens reeled off 19 straight wins, but they enter the NCAA tournament having lost four of their past five games. In the Atlantic 10 tournament, Saint Louis
was upset by a ninth-seeded Saint Bonaventure team that was 6-10 in the conference.
BEST POSSIBLE MATCHUP No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 2 Michigan (Elite Eight) Both teams had their sights set on a No. 1 seed and neither of them got it. The Midwest region has three of the Final Four teams from a year ago and this would be a rematch of last year’s title game, which Russ Smith and Louisville won 82-76.
FINAL FOUR PREDICTION No. 4 Louisville Russ Smith and the Cardinals (29-5) have just been destroying teams, winning their three American tournament games by an average of 33.3 points. They led the country in scoring margin this year. JEFFREY TOMIK AND MICHAEL CUNNIFF (EXPRESS)
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Caps Start Hot, Hang On to Beat Toronto Troy Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals scored three times in the ﬁrst period before holding on for a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. It was the second straight win for the Capitals, who begin a threegame West Coast swing Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, Karl Alzner had two
who suffered a lower body injury in Thursday’s win at Los Angeles, ﬁnished with 29 saves. Washington was 2-for-4 on the power play — the team’s 11th and 12th goals with a man advantage in the past 10 games. Toronto was 0-for-3. Phaneuf pulled Toronto within 3-2 at 8:05 of the second period when he ﬂoated a shot from the point through a screen and past Halak for his eighth goal. Toronto then came up empty on three consecutive power-play chances over a seven-minute stretch as Halak made several very good saves. HARVEY VALENTINE (AP)
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assists, and Jason Chimera also tallied for Washington, which scored on three of its ﬁrst ﬁve shots against James Reimer for a 3-0 lead less than nine minutes into the ﬁrst period. The Maple Leafs pulled within 3-2 in the second period and it stayed that way until Brouwer’s empty-netter with four seconds left. Dion Phaneuf had a goal and an assist for Toronto and Troy Bodie also scored. Recently acquired Jaroslav Halak, making his ﬁfth straight start in goal, had 27 saves in the win. Reimer, starting in place of regular goalie Jonathan Bernier,
Troy Brouwer, left, tallied twice, including an empty-net goal with four seconds left.
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Anthony: Knicks Adding Jackson Is ‘Power Move’ NBA Even before meeting with him, Knicks players like Phil Jackson’s hiring to run their franchise. “I’m a chess player, so that was a power move right there,” Carmelo Anthony said. “So now we’re going to see what’s the next move. But that was a great power move.” The Knicks haven’t officially announced it yet — holding off until a news conference Tuesday morning. Jackson was on the Knicks’ only two championship-winning teams, in 1970 and 1973. He went on to win 11 more rings as a coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, and the players are conﬁdent he can be a winner next as an executive. “Phil knows what to do and how to build teams and how to win, that’s the most important thing,”
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Team scores three times in first period en route to 4-2 win
Phil Jackson was on the Knicks’ only two championship teams (1970, 1973).
Anthony said. Jackson will be responsible for trying to keep Anthony, if that’s what he wants, when the All-Star becomes a free agent this summer. He also will have to decide whether Mike Woodson remains as coach after leading the Knicks to the division title last season but only a 27-40 record so far in this one. BRIAN MAHONEY (AP)
Corbin May Miss Entire Season Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin says he has a partially torn ligament in his left elbow that may require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Corbin left Saturday’s game against Cleveland with forearm stiffness. He was 14-8 and made the All-Star team as a rookie last season. (AP)
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2PC Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set $139, King Pillowtop Set $229. Brand-new in plastic, Delivery available. 301-399-7870 2pc Sectional $295, 4PC Cherry Bedroom Set $185!! Both never used Still boxed. Deliverable. 301-343-8630 SMALL COLLECTOR PAYS CASH FOR COINS/COLLECTIONS. Call Al, 301-807-3266 Will Come to you!
3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20784 • Renovated Kitchens • CloseTo 295, 495 & RTE 50 • Spacious Floorplans • Central HVAC 3 Bedrooms @ $1199 per month *Vouchers Welcome
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NW - 4937 1st St. Renovated 3 BR Apt, CAC, Section 8 ok. $1,850 +. Call Jack 301-649-2180 or 240-393-2889
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Application Fee $25.00 for one adult 18yrs and older or two adults $35 Extended Hours M-F 9am-7pm Saturday 10am-2pm
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1 Bedrooms: $825
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FT TOTTEN - 1 BR ($1230), Close to Metro. Secure building. W/W carpet, central air. All utils incl. Laundry, no pets, OSP. Call 240-832-2553
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EFFICIENCY $700 1BR fr. $775 2BR fr. $870 M-F 9-5 • Sat 10-4 Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome where rents are within voucher limits
1 BRs fr. $810/mo 2 BRs fr. $935/mo
1 Bedrooms @ $799
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We offer 1, 2, and 3 Large Bedrooms
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2100 Maryland Ave., NE • Washington, DC 20002
4 Bedrooms for $1530
Spacious Floorplans Renovated Laundry Rooms On-Site After Care/Summer Camp MD Food Bank Donations Minutes from Addison Rd Metro Station Housing Vouchers Welcome
Convenient to shops, schools, Dishwasher. Walk-in closets., w-w carpet 5% DISCOUNT: METRO & DC GOVT employees
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SE - 1-2 BR on Greenline, Secure, Quiet. Great Floors. Approved Voucher. Avail Immediately From $950 Call 703-912-4885 SE- 1634 V St. Spacious 2 BR, renovated, all utill incl. Close to metro.Wall to wall carpet. $1250. Section 8 okay. Call 240-688-9805 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 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
Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc.
$20 APPLICATION FEE!
3539 A St. SE Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Sat. 10-4 Housing Choice Vouchers welcome where rents are within voucher program limits.
Cobur Terrace • Great Location • Metro Bus at your Door Step • Convenient to Super Markets and Shopping • Close to Schools
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$500 off your first month’s rent and no application fee
1 BR $849
116 Irvington Street SW
1Br Special Starting at $825 2Br Special Starting at $975
4109 51st Street, Bladensburg, MD 20710
3738 D St. SE 20019
869 21st Street • Washington, DC
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$0 Application fee • $99 Security deposit* *apply and be approved by end of Feb.
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5 minute walk from the Minnesota Ave Metro Controlled access entry • Laundromat facilities on-site Free summer camp • Community Center Gas heat & cooking • Central A/C and much, much more!
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3551 Jay Street NE, Washington DC 20019
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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.
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GREENWOOD MANOR M-F 8:30 - 5 PM SAT. by appt only
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Central A/C, Convenient to Green Line Metro, Onsite Laundry, Parking, Vouchers Welcome
2 BRS 875 $
Select Studios for $1000 to $1100*
CAPITOL PARK PLAZA
• All Utilities Included • Fitness Center/Swimming Pool Open House on March 15 & 16 Sunday 12-4
Max. Income Qualiﬁcations: 1 pers. $45,180 • 2 pers. $51,600 * Tax Credit Studio applicants only • Restrictions Apply*
201 I Street, SW • Washington, DC 20024 Located NearThe S.W. Waterfront M-F 9-6 • Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4
SPRING SAVINGS EVENT Great Location 1525 Elkwood Lane Capitol Heights, MD 20742
1 BR from $869 2 BR from $999
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED for a small fee Prices subject to veriﬁcation
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MD RENTALS Hyattsville
Move In Special
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Starting @ $899
* w/approved credit **Limited Availability *Income Qualiﬁcations
We Offer Second Chance Program
With $0 Security Deposit • Clubhouse & Fitness Center • Washer & Dryer • Renovated Apartments Available • Less than Five Minutes from 495 • Swimming Pool • Central A/C & Heat
Performance. People. Pride.
• Metro Accessible • After school programs
1829 Belle Haven Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785
• FREE UTILITIES • Swimming Pool • Private balconies and patios • Minutes to The National Harbor & Brand New TANGER Outlets
CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!
FREE UTILITIES • Walk to Elementary School
908 Marcy Ave. • Oxon Hill, MD 20745
GATED COMMUNITY • Free gas and water • State-of-the-art ﬁtness center • Right across from the NEW WEGMANS • Remodeled w/brand new Kitchens • Licensed daycare on premises
• Minutes to the NEW WEGMANS • Granite Countertops* • Stainless Steel Appliances* *Select units only
CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!
FREE MARCH RENT (select units only)
3402 Dodge Park Rd. • Landover, MD 20785
2252 Brightseat Road • Landover, MD 20785
GATED COMMUNITY FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only) State of the Art Fitness Center Stainless Steel Appliances** Granite Countertops** Washer & Dryer** Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change.
CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!
6400 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737
www.parkviewgardensapartments.com Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4
1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. HUGE 2 BR TOWNHOMES
price is for 1st Mo. Rent/ 1 BR only
: 1 and Dens : 2 Bedrooms : 2 and Dens : 3 Bedrooms
(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).
Present this ad and receive a free application fee
The Villages At Montpelier
11658 South Laurel Drive Laurel, MD 20708
CASTLE MANOR BEDROOM Apts.
HYATTSVILLE Oliver Gardens/Queensbury Park – 1 &2BR near Hyattsville MS. FIOS/cable ready, off-street pkg, bus to Green Line, close to UMD, shopping & entertainment. Fr $950, incl gas. CATS OK. Call 301-864-5933, 301-559-9111 Dean Manor – WINTER SPECIAL! HUGE 1 & 2BR, newly renovated, balcony, walk-in closets fr. $999. Walk to Green Line, shopping, restaurants. Near UMD. FIOS/cable ready. PET FRIENDLY! Call 301-559-9111
2 BRS $1,075 3 BRS $1,275
• Renovated Kitchens w/Dishwasher • Central HVAC • All Floorplans w/Balcony or Patio
• Mins from 495, Rt. 50, 295
7742 Finns Lane Lanham, MD 20706
Arundel A PA R T M E N T S
MOVE IN SPECIAL
1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only $
(when you sign a 12mo. lease)
www.novodev.com 202-553-3814 Leasing@novodev.com
Super Convenient Location Close to shops & rec. ctr
1BR $825 • 2BR $925
Utilities & Carpet Included! (A/C Extra)
• Brand New in Downtown Silver Spring • Studio, one bedroom, one-bedroom den and two bedroom apartment homes • Pet friendly and controlled access building • 100% Smoke free and Leed Certified • Keyless entry • Eco-friendly countertops with kitchen islands • Hardwood flooring • Floor to ceiling windows • Balconies or terraces • 24-hour concierge
LEXUS OF SILVER SPRING
5409 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737
• Ceiling Fans • Lovely Setting • Near the New ARTS DISTRICT • Close to Shopping & Metro MOVE-IN SPECIAL! 1ST MONTH RENT ONLY $599 (WITH A 12 MO. LEASE)
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1 BR at $800 • 2 BR at $875
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On residential street next to DeMatha HS Off-st parking • Ceiling Fans
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HYATTSVILLE Green Line Metro 1 & 2BRS Available Ask For Specials!!! Walk to Metro, parks & community center. Bus F-6 & 13 at your door. Rosa Parks Elementary School across the street. Se habla español! 888-735-6478
1 Bedrooms from the $1000’s 2 Bedrooms from the $1300’s
• Computer Lab
Call today to schedule an appointment tour!
THE PREMIER 8711 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 841-9305 Move-in by 3-15-14 and receive up to 2 months free rent
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1 & 3 Brs • Move in by 4/1/14 We will waive the remainder of March’s Pro Rate
• Largest Apts., in Oxon Hill Bring in this • Newly Renovated Apts. coupon up to receive • Across from United Medical $ $35 Center w/ New Children’s Hospital Wing rent cr credit If Approved vedd • Housing Vouchers Welcome (MD) • ALL CREDIT CONSIDERED
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4901 Seminary Rd., ALEXANDRIA, VA
SOUTHERN TOWERS Studios from the $900s* 1BRs from the $1100s*
$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only (on a 12 mo. lease)
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• All utilities paid • No Security Deposit or move-in fees • Metrobus at front door to Pentagon & Van Dorn Metro • Free parking • Convenient to Pentagon, Shopping & I-395
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1439 Southern Ave.
*All Prices & Specials Subject to change without notice.
Mon, tue, wed, thu 9-7 • fri, sat 9-5 • sun 11-5
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED (a/c extra)
OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK MON-FRI 8:30-5:30 • SAT 10-4PM
Apartments Starting at $800
Limited Time Only
$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only (when you sign a 12 mo. lease).
• Renovated Apartments Available
Central Air • Elevator Off St. Parking • Mid-Rise Apts All Utilities Included
• 2 Playgrounds
• Central A/C & Heating
1 BR’s are $1050
SILVER SPR/Forest Glen Metro
Move In Special
$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only. (on a 12 mo. lease) 1-BR $1050 | 2-BR $1150
Forest Glen Apts. 301.593.0485
Close to the Forest Glen Metro Off-Str. Parking/Controlled Access Ceiling Fans Housing Vouchers Welcome UTILITIES INCLUDED
• Five Minutes for 95 South & North GYM, Lounge and Business Center
Up to 1.5 Months
Save $100 oﬀ monthly rent for 2 & 3 Br Ask about our rental coupon special!
PARKWAY TERRACE 1 BRs fr $
2 BRs fr
$30 Application Fee
• Walk to Metro • W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail • Secure Buildings • Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill
3415 Parkway Terr. Dr. Suitland, Md. Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. Sat. by app’t. only
Sterling—$550, 1 furnished bedrm in basement, 1 ba, WD,Utilities, cable, WiFi.Near Dulles Airport. 1041 S. Ironwood Rd., 571-331-1347
1 BRs from $1100’s • 2 BRs from $1200’s
• Spacious apt homes conveniently located near AAFB & FedEx Field • Large closets • Pool & Exercise Room • Indoor racquetball court • Washer/Dryers in each unit • Fireplace*
ROOMMATES ANDREWS AFB Area- Nice furn room, nice area, kit privs. w/w. $550/mo + $50 sec dep. Call 301-395-6738 Arlington South—$1100, Share 2 bedrm, 1 ba, Single Family Home in S Arlington-near pentagon/395, 757-581-5622 ARLINGTON- unfurn. rm shrd 2BR condo. Near bus stop & metro. utilities Included. $600 703-231-5282 Bowie— 1BR bsmnt. $895, 1BR $680 all utils incl for both. No pets no smk Call 703-282-6431
*On select units
VA RENTALS Alexandria
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BOWIE Large room in townhouse, with .5Ba, basic Cable, WIFI and Utils included, $750/mo plus Sec dep, 240-245-4542
Furnished Efﬁciencies: $399 Wk $1470 Mo Cable Internet Utilities Housekeeping
CAPITAL HEIGHTS - Lg rm, 2 blocks to Metro, M pref. $155/weekly + dep All utils incl. 301-537-5433/599-6277
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1 BR Special- $949 2 BR Special- $1400* 3 BR Special- $1750*
LINDEN PARK APARTMENTS 3600 Jurgensen Drive Triangle, VA 22172
• Enormous Floor Plans • Noise Dampening Floors • Close to Shopping • Pet Friendly • Washer & Dryers in all 3 BR units
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT!!!
FALLS CHURCH, VA- Beautiful room, share BA. Available in shr'd house. Near Metro. $600 incl utils. NS. Call 703-204-2279 HYATTSVILLE/Riggs & East-West Hwy. Room. $450 per month, cable, internet and utilities. 202-709-2208 HYATTSVILLE, MD - Room in house to share. Close to metro. No pets/ smoking. $500/mo. Call 410-202-8532 MT. VERNON/BEACON HILL, VA - Share large clean quiet house, all utilities included, near store & transportation. $675 + security. 703-721-2010 NE/Ft Totten Metro- N/S. unfurn BR. in 3BR, 2.5BA in SFH. & Bsmnt Rm avail. $935-$985. W/D, Cbl, int, maid svc. utils incl 202-494-3692 NW- Large Clean room in quiet home. $795 All utilities included Call 301-529-5430. SILVER SPRING, MD - Large room, near Glen Metro. All utils. Fem pref. WiFi. N/S. $600+dep. Call 301-520-6716 SUITLAND, MD - Share house. Rooms for rent. 2 blocks from Suitland Metro. $190/week. + dep. Call 301-633-0993 Temple Hills Room for rent in the basement, shared bath, internet included, $175/week. 202-714-7939 Upper Marlboro- unfurn basement room. 24'x40', Shared Kitchen, $750 includes Utilities & cable, No Smoking, Call 301-390-5608
LOTS & ACREAGE FOR SALE LAND BARGAIN PUBLIC WATER STATE RD FRONTAGE 8.16 AC - $37,215
Prime hardwood setting with pristine mountain & valley views. Ready to build, camp or relax . This parcel has everything you need: utilities, PUBLIC WATER, general warranty deed, all mineral rights convey, new perc & easy access. Close to charming country town like Mayberry! Terrific financing with little down. CALL OWNER 1-800-888-1262, 7 days.
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CARS AUTOS WANTED: We pay up to $350 for junk/unwanted vehicles Call 202-696-5403 BMW 2003 330 — 2003 BMW 330i, $8,500, Excellent condition, 60k mi, Beige int, Blue ext, 4 dr, Mem Seats, Mnrf, Lthr Int, ABS, have all service records. Call: 202-425-5504 JUNK VEHICLES REMOVED FREE CASH PAY FOR ALL 202-714-9835 NEED A VEHICLE? Over 1,000 Cars, Trucks, SUV’s! You need 2 Paystubs & 1 Bill - Laurel, MD. Gross income must be $2k mo+. Jason 202.704.8213
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY ANACOSTIA STREETCAR EXTENSION ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND SECTION 106 REPORT The District of Columbia Department of Trans portation (DDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), announce the availability of the Anacostia Streetcar Extension Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 106 Report for public review and comment. The EA evaluates environmental and cultural effects of extending a streetcar line in the Anacostia community of Washington DC. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the FTA regulations under 23 CFR 771.119. Consultation was conducted in accor dance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The EA will be available for public review in its entirety for 30 days, starting on March 17, 2014 through April 18, 2014, at the following District locations: District Department of Transportation Progressive Transportation Services Administration 55 M Street, S.E., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003 Anacostia Neighborhood Library 1800 Good Hope Road SE Washington, DC 20020. DDOT staff will be available for the week Monday, March 31, 2014 to Friday, April 4, 2014 during library hours to accept comments and respond to questions/clarifications of the document during the release period. DC Department of Housing and Community Development 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE Washington, DC 20020 The EA will also be available online for public review on the project website: http://www.dcstreetcar.com/projects/ future-lines/anacostia -extension/. Comments on the EA must be received or postmarked by 5:00 pm, April 18, 2014. You may submit comments electronically, via email, to email@example.com or call (202) 671-2847 or by mail to the following address: Circe Torruellas, Senior Transportation Planner, Progressive Transportation Services Administration, District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, SE, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20003 Comments can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the project, please visit the website: http://www.dcstreetcar.com/projects/future-lines/anacostia extension/ The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activi ties, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes. Additionally, in accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 21401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia and DDOT does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrim ination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Circe Torruellas at circe.torruel email@example.com, 72 business hours in advance. These services will be provided free of charge.
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reading this ﬁlm, just ﬂipping the pages,” he said. “It was just a fun ride and after doing a show for so long that I was so proud to be a part of, but it was also emotionally exhausting, just so heavy every single day. I wanted to do something that was a little bit lighter and this was that.” Paul got his wish in a campy ﬁlm with cliche-ﬁlled dialogue and a predictable plot. But the movie also features several European super cars: a Swedish Koenigsegg Agera R, Lamborghini, GTA Spano, Bugatti and McLaren P1.
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Sportscaster Erin Andrews, who came in third in Season 10, replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet as Tom Bergeron’s new co-host as the hit dance competition launches its 18th season. This year’s contestants include former hockey player Sean Avery, actress Candace Cameron Bure, Olympic champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and game show host Drew Carey, left.
‘Switched at Birth’ (FAM) When the rivalry between the Carlton and Buckner field hockey teams intensifies, Bay asks Tank to help her strike back. Daphne chooses between Campbell and Jorge. Regina’s connections prove helpful at work.
Aaron Paul, left, says “Need for Speed” was a break from his heavy AMC drama, the recently concluded “Breaking Bad.”
In the Driver’s Seat
‘Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert’ (HBO)
After playing the sidekick, Aaron Paul lightens up as the lead of ‘Need for Speed’
This new documentary tells the story of Katrina Gilbert, a single mother in Tennessee who struggles to raise her children on a nursing assistant’s wages. She wants to get more education, but that’s easier said than done.
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‘The Blacklist’ (NBC) The next person on Raymond “Red” Reddington’s (James Spader) list is someone familiar: his former associate Mako Tanida, a crime lord who has escaped from prison with revenge on his mind. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)
When Aaron Paul received the script for “Need for Speed,” he had very little interest in even reading the story, let alone taking a starring role in the movie. He saw the title and immediately envisioned another poorly done video game adaptation. Or worse, a car ﬁlm desperately try-
ing to become a franchise. “When I saw ‘Need for Speed,’ I just instantly thought ‘This is a “Fast & Furious” rip-off. This is going to be God awful,’ ” Paul said. Paul ultimately decided to read the script, which is based on the popular Electronic Arts racing game, and found himself surprisingly intrigued by the story of a street racer framed for a crime he didn’t commit. He seeks his revenge while taking a cross-country trip in a custom-built Ford Mustang, which he hopes to enter in an underground and illegal street race. “I just had such a fun time
Speed Demon Director Scott Waugh insisted that all the action sequences and wrecks be done live and did not rely on the use of CGI or a green screen. Paul trained for up to 10 hours a day to do most of his own driving. “I got to learn how to do all the fun stuff … flipping the car around in a reverse 180 and going through stunt courses,” Paul said. “I loved every minute of it, it never felt dangerous.” (AP)
“I just had such a fun time reading this ﬁlm. … I wanted to do something a bit lighter and this was that.” Both Paul and director Scott Waugh bill “Need for Speed” as an homage to classic car flicks. They cite “Bullitt” and “Vanishing Point” as inspirations. Steve McQueen was in Waugh’s mind during casting when he ﬁrst heard Paul’s name. “Aaron has this uncanny ability of portraying edge, mixed with charisma, mixed with humble and likability and Steve really had that,” Waugh said. “Steve was such a man’s man and he was also a ladies’ man.” Paul doesn’t buy the comparison. “I don’t know how that makes me feel,” he laughed. “I remember my dad showing me ‘Bullitt’ when I was a kid and Steve McQueen was just a bad-ass. If our director thinks that, I thank him. But I am deﬁnitely not claiming to be that.” JENNA FRYER (AP)
The box office take of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. Also in its second weekend, “300: Rise of an Empire” came in second with $19.1 million in earnings. “Need for Speed” rounds out the top three, earning $17.8 million in its opening weekend. (E XPRESS)
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The best things to do this week Find more events for your weekend in Thursday’s Weekend Pass.
Once a year, Washingtonians get a chance to explore with the Environmental Film Festival. This year’s 200 ﬁlms cover such topics as the Kalahari Desert’s wildlife, Taiwan’s natural beauty and the U.S. meat industry. Some of the ﬁlms are free, and all of them are more fun than your sixth grade geography class. Various locations;
Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; today, 8 p.m., $10-$12; 202-667-7960, blackcatdc.com. (U Street)
Star & Shamrock’s Purim Simcha ’14
Tue. through March 30; dcenvironmentalﬁlmfest.org.
It’s rare for St. Patrick’s Day to fall near the Jewish holiday of Purim, so it makes sense to celebrate at the Star & Shamrock: part Irish pub, part Jewish deli. The tail end of their weekend-long party is a performance by Celtic duo The MollyHawks. Wash it down with corned beef sliders and plenty of beer. Star & Shamrock,
Exposed D.C. Exposed D.C. celebrates photography you wouldn’t ﬁnd on a D.C. postcard: This year’s selections, winners of their annual contest, include scenes from the Metro and the High Heel Race. It all kicks off with a swanky reception. Long View Gallery,
2014 Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament The game that has decided countless arguments gets more serious with this tournament to crown the best RoShamBo player in D.C. Those competing can also take pride in the fact that the proceeds from ticket sales beneﬁt Playworks, which is committed to making play a part of every kid’s day. Penn Social, 801 E St. NW; Tues., 6:30 p.m., $15-$20; 202-697-4900, pennsocialdc .com. (Gallery Place)
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1341 H St. NE; today. 8 p.m., free; 202388-3833, starandshamrock.com.
1234 9th St. NW; opening night Wed. 6 p.m., $15; 202232-4788, longviewgallery dc.com. (Mt. Vernon Sq)
‘The 100’ SATURDAY
National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony A meteorologist might tell you that Thursday is the ﬁrst day of spring, but everyone knows it’s not spring in D.C. until the Cherry Blossom Festival kicks oﬀ on Saturday. The opening ceremony for this year’s blooms is sold out, but some walk-ins will get a seat. Expect a mix of performances inspired by the trees’ Japanese homeland. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW; Sat., 5 p.m., free; 202-7834000, warnertheatredc.com. (Metro Center)
The latest in the “teens on a post-apocalyptic Earth” genre is the CW’s new drama “The 100.” The title refers to the number of juvenile delinquents exiled from their space station to a wasted Earth to determine if it’s safe for humans to return. “The 100” premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m.
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If it seems like ’90s revivalist rock is all the rage right now, that’s because it is. Take Allison Crutchﬁeld’s band, Swearin’, as an example. Like Waxahatchee, led by her twin sister, Katie, Swearin’s latest album, “Surﬁng Strange,” is full of fuzzy, distorted guitars, angsty lyrics and lo-ﬁ production values.
Pop Art Prints The comic book-style art of screenprinters and painters like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who created “Sweet Dreams, Baby!” above, is on display in this new exhibit. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW; Fri. through Aug. 31, free; 202-633-7970, americanart.si.edu. (Gallery Place)
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ The latest entry in the beloved franchise is led by a colorful cast — and we’re not talking about Kermit and Miss Piggy. Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Christoph Waltz, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo and Stanley Tucci are all part of the Muppets’ latest adventure, in which a notorious international thief switches places with a certain green frog. OPENS FRIDAY
‘Divergent’ Tris (Shailene Woodley) doesn’t ﬁt in her dystopian world’s rigid caste system. When she learns there’s a plot to kill people like her, she gathers forces and ﬁghts back. Jennifer Lawrence’s “Hunger Games” better watch its back. Compiled by Express staff. Send tips for next week to email@example.com.
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mas Tree, where they took pictures with Santa. “It was the best night of my life,” she says. HOW HE PROPOSED: While on a surprise trip to Puerto Rico. “I didn’t know where we were going until I got to the airport.” “I arranged a candlelit dinner on the edge of the cliff overlooking the sea with a Spanish guitarist serenading us as I proposed.” THEIR SONG: “Every Time I Close My Eyes” by Babyface. “I believe God is who brought us together,” she says. “He is truly an angel and a blessing!” STUPIDEST FIGHT: “We always fight about who loves each other more, and I know it sounds silly,” Lizette says, “but I always win.”
Fraser and Patrick Byrne Fraser, 31, is a principal research analyst. Pat, 33, is a fifth grade teacher. They live in Kensington, Md. THEIR WEDDING: They married June 28, 2008, on the grounds of a historic mansion in Chevy Chase, then jetted off to Hawaii for two weeks. WEDDING KEEPSAKES: Pat pro-
posed in his classroom (with help from his students, who held up “Marry Mr. Byrne” signs), and the couple has kept some of the notes from the wellwishing elementary schoolers, like, “I hope you have a boy and name him Kevin. Love, Kevin.” DATE NIGHT: Fraser: “A wine tasting and a picnic with a pretty view.” Pat: “Dinner at a unique restaurant in a far-away city.” KEEPING THE SPARK: They borrow from literature. In “The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the NightTime,” the main character, who is autistic, “hugs” by touching the fingertips of his hand to his mother’s. “Pat and I do this hand signal to say ‘I love you’ in a discreet way wherever we are. It’s a way to reconnect even across a crowded room.” WEDDING DO-OVERS: “I wish we had skipped the formal photos and taken more casual ones,” says Fraser. “I would change the temperature. It was hot,” Pat says.
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Nicole McKinney, Olivia Terpstra Nicole, right, 30, works for a nonprofit . Olivia, 30, is a high school counselor in Fairfax County Public Schools. They live in D.C. THE MAIN EVENT: They’ll wed on Kent Island, Md., on July 4, Olivia’s birthday. HOW THEY MET: OKCupid. FIRST DATE: Drinks at Churchkey. They hit it off and stayed for hours. “The people next to us later asked if we were roommates or friends from college … awkward,” Nicole says. HOW SHE PROPOSED: On her birthday, Nicole wrote “Will You Marry Me” across four mylar balloons, which she put in their bedroom along with 100 “regular” balloons with Polaroids of their life together. MOST HATED CLOTHING ITEM: Nicole’s black flats “that look like they belong on the Wicked Witch of the East, under Dorothy’s house.” PET NAMES: Nicole is “mochi,” “angel” or “peewee.” Olivia is “bb.”
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THE MAIN EVENT: They will marry April 12 in Falls Church. HOW THEY MET: At a sports bar, where they were both watching football. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “He was the hottest guy ever.” “Lizette was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Her confidence, intelligence and independence shone bright like a star.” FIRST DATE: To the National Christ-
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Rob, 35, is in business development for AECOM. Lizette, 32, is an analyst for the IMF. They live in Annandale, Va.
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“Is this what it was like in the days when Americans nationwide gathered round their radios to hear Roosevelt say we’d win the war #Nelly1057” — @PAREENE (ALEX PAREENE)
tweets about another, slightly more reasonable time that people were as hooked on the airwaves as they were this weekend, when a California radio station played Nelly’s 2002 hit “Hot in Herre” on repeat for more than 48 hours straight.
“Stop all this Mitch McConnell abuse! In fact Sarah McLachlan and I made a video to urge you to stop #McConnelling” — @REPJACKKIMBLE, the Twitter persona
of a fake right-wing congressman, joins in on a trend popularized by “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart, who argued that there is no song that won’t pair perfectly with a wordless Mitch McConnell campaign ad that came out last week. Stewart encouraged viewers to dub their own versions.
“The contest is a master stroke of publicity: Buffett and Quicken have descended on one of the most electric weeks in U.S. sports, slapped their names all over its most addictive fan tradition, and wrapped the whole thing in a $1 billion bow.” — DAVID SARNO AT S LATE.COM points out
“Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”
the inﬁnitesimal odds of winning Quicken Loan’s Billion Dollar Bracket — @IWAYNEKNIGHT (WAYNE KNIGHT), Challenge, which offers a billion-dollar prize better known as Seinfeld’s Newman, if you pick the winners of 63 NCAA games. tweets that he is still alive after being Sarno argues that Quicken, which gets the latest victim of a celebrity death information about entrants’ home mortgages hoax. Some corners of the Internet as part of the sign-up process, and Warren were fooled by links to phony TMZ Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which is and Us Weekly sites that claimed insuring the contest, are the real winners. Knight died in a tractor-trailer crash.
“The lyrics in Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love’ are almost too graphic for even a twenty-something to not blush, so imagine the reaction of a septuagenarian.” — MARISA KABAS AT HYPERVOCAL.COM
appreciates a video of three grandmas known as the “Golden Sisters” reading the song’s lyrics aloud, complete with spirited grandma commentary.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You can solve a puzzle once and for all, provided a friend gives you that last necessary piece. He or she may be playing games. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your own preferences are not as important as what is best for the whole group. Like it or not, it’s your call. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Now is the time to get down to business. Avoid repeating yourself, for there is no progress made by covering old ground. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You are asked a favor by someone who has been beholden to you in the past, but that’s no reason to say no. Your help is invaluable.
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Pretentious Comma in Name Followed by Fight At Pretentious Festival Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot at the South By Southwest festival. Police say Tyler yelled for a large crowd to push past venue employees in front of a Thursday show. Fans burst through the gate, and a bartender had to protect a woman from injury. If convicted of inciting a riot, Tyler faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. (AP)
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‘It’s Our Wedding, So We Get the Instagram Likes’ Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will ask guests to sign confidentiality agreements and will ban cellphones at their May 24 nuptials. An unnamed source told Radar Online that all guests will also pass through extensive security before entering the event. The couple plans to sell photos from the ceremony, and the wedding will be broadcast on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” (EXPRESS)
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After Rob Ford criticized him on his YouTube show for not taking a photo with him after appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kevin Spacey on Saturday tweeted a Photoshopped image of himself between the Toronto mayor and his brother. “When did Mayor Ford start doing what people tell him to do?” Spacey wrote. “All you had to do was ask, guys. Here’s your pic.” (AP)
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Still Not the Weirdest Thing Gaga’s Ever Done In a performance Thursday at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas, Lady Gaga invited friend Millie Brown, a “vomit painter,” onstage, where she drank a bottle of neon green liquid and forced herself to throw up on the singer. Demi Lovato, who has attended rehab for bulimia, criticized the stunt on Twitter for “glamorizing” eating disorders. TMZ reports Brown said she and Gaga wanted “to feel powerful.” (AP/E XPRESS)
TMZ reports that the rumors that Rihanna and Drake are dating are true, and that the couple are in an exclusive relationship. An unnamed source says Rihanna wants to spend as much time with the rapper because “he treats her better than anyone she’s ever been with.” Another source said Drake has been in a great mood since Rihanna joined him during his European tour. (EXPRESS)
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