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Suspect Also Was Grumbling About Quality of Chalupas South Carolina police are looking for a suspect who apparently doesn’t tolerate bad manners. Tega Cay police said a customer was at a Taco Bell on Sunday when a man asked him if he had belched without saying “excuse me.” The man then hit the victim with a chair and tried to head-butt him before an employee told the assailant to leave, police said. The victim suffered minor injuries. (AP) ACCURACY
More Like a Hit-and-Trot Pennsylvania police are searching for an unlikely suspect in a hit-and-run accident: the driver of an Amish buggy. Troopers say the buggy hit a passenger vehicle, a Honda CRV, twice on its left side around 6 p.m. Sunday at a crossroads in Wilmington Township. The buggy then left the scene and its driver has yet to be identified. Nobody was hurt in the crash. (AP) WORST-CASE SCENARIOS
At Least Student Didn’t Bring In Small Pox and Dysentery A teacher in Linden, Mich., angered school officials when she allowed Hyatt Elementary fifth-graders to sample O’Doul’s “non-alcoholic beer” during a history lesson. Superintendent Ed Koledo said a student brought the beer to school March 6 to represent ale common in the 1700s. O’Doul’s, advertised as nonalcoholic, contains a small amount of alcohol. No one has been charged. (AP)
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NSA Recorded All a Country’s Calls Surveillance program can rewind, review phone conversations Washington The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden. A senior manager for the pro-
gram compares it to a time machine, one that can replay the voices without requiring that a person be identiﬁed in advance for surveillance. The voice interception program, called MYSTIC, began in 2009. Its RETRO tool, short for “retrospective retrieval,” and related projects reached full capacity against the ﬁrst target nation in 2011. Planning documents two years later anticipated similar operations elsewhere. At the request of U.S. ofﬁcials, The Washington Post is withholding details that could be used to identify the country where the system is being employed or other countries where its use was envisioned. In the initial deployment, collec-
The emblem of the MYSTIC program depicts a cartoon wizard with a telephoneheaded staff. Among the agency’s bulk collection programs disclosed, its focus on speech is unique. Most have involved metadata or text. (T WP)
tion systems are recording “every single” conversation nationwide, storing billions of them in a 30-day rolling buffer, according to a classiﬁed summary.
In a statement, Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said “new or emerging threats” are “often hidden within the large and complex system of modern global communications, and the United States must consequently collect signals intelligence in bulk in certain circumstances in order to identify these threats.” Voice surveillance pulls content from Americans who call or visit the target country. It may be seen as inconsistent with President Barack Obama’s pledge that “the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security.” BARTON GELLMAN AND ASHK AN SOLTANI (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Some of America’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation’s new healthcare program. Only four of 19 nationally recognized cancer centers that responded to an Associated Press survey said patients have access through all the insurance companies in their states’ exchanges, which means some patients may not be able to get the most advanced treatment, including clinical trials. Also, it’s not easy for those shopping in the new insurance markets to tell if top centers are included in a plan. (AP)
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Four Egyptian Officers Convicted of 37 Killings An Egyptian court convicted four police officers on Tuesday for the killings last summer of 37 Islamist detainees, most of them supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and sentenced one of the officers to 10 years in prison; three others got one-year suspended sentences. The lawyer and families of the victims denounced the sentences as too light. (AP) WASHINGTON
Crimea Added to Russian Maps As Putin redraws borders, Ukraine calls him a world threat
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Moscow With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting a past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia’s vital interests. While his actions were met with cheers in Crimea and Russia, Ukraine’s new government called Putin a threat to the whole world and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions against Moscow. In an emotional 40-minute speech televised live from the Kremlin, the Russian leader said he was merely restoring order to
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history by incorporating Crimea. “In people’s hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of Russia,” he declared. Often interrupted by applause, Putin said the rights of ethnic Russians in Ukraine had been abused by the new Ukrainian government and insisted that Crimea’s vote to join Russia was in line with inter-
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The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S. residents to leave the country. (AP) KHALED KHATIB (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
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“Get ready, Chuckies. We’re coming for you.” A SYRIAN MAN EVACUATES A CHILD found in the rubble of a
building that was hit by an explosives-filled barrel Tuesday in Aleppo, Syria. The explosives were reportedly dropped by a government-forces helicopter.
Biden, Leaders Lash Out U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and European leaders unleashed their anger Tuesday against Russia’s “dark path” as Western allies scheduled an emergency meeting in the Netherlands next week to figure out how to punish President Vladimir Putin for taking Crimea — and stop him from expanding his reach even farther. “The world has seen through Russia’s actions and has rejected the flawed logic,” Biden said Tuesday in Poland. (AP)
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national law. In response, Ukraine’s new government called Putin dangerous. “Today’s statement by Putin showed in high relief what a real threat Russia is for the civilized world and international security,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Evhen Perebinis said on Twitter. VL ADIMIR ISACHENKOV (AP)
A Ukrainian military spokesman said one of its servicemen was killed and another injured when a military facility in Crimea was stormed Tuesday by armed men. A brand-new news agency for Crimea’s pro-Russian authorities, Crimea Inform, disputed that account, quoting an unnamed official who called the incident a provocation on the day of the Crimean signing.
Ten days after a Malaysian jet disappeared, Thailand’s military said Tuesday that it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it.” Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 with 239 people aboard. Aircraft and ships are scouring two giant arcs of territory amounting to the size of Australia — half of it in the remote seas of the southern Indian Ocean. Early in the search, Malay-
sian officials said they suspected the plane backtracked toward the Strait of Malacca, but it took a week for them to conﬁrm military radar data suggesting that route. Thai ofﬁcials said Tuesday their own radar showed an unidentiﬁed plane, possibly Flight 370, ﬂying toward the strait minutes after the Malaysian jet’s transponder signal was lost. Thailand’s failure to quickly share that information may not substantially change what Malaysian ofﬁcials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing defense data. CHRIS BRUMMITT AND THANYAR AT DOKSONE (AP)
Stank and Cheese Footlong: A sandwich artist at Subway in Worcestershire, England, got in trouble recently after a customer spotted a picture of the employee’s socks drying in a bread oven on Instagram, The Daily Mail reports. The employee, Alice Sykes, 25, was forced to apologize for her unhygienic practices, but the customer, Jessica Hinton, 29, did not accept it. She said she will not eat at the shop again. Sykes did not get fired. (E XPRESS)
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Indecisive Scots Weigh Choice Many on the fence six months before independence vote Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland’s swithering “middle million” has Britain’s future in its hands. “Swithering” means wavering, and it’s a word heard a lot in Scotland right now. In six months, Scottish voters must decide whether their country should become independent, breaking up Great Britain. Faced with the historic choice, many ﬁnd their hearts say “aye” but their heads say “why risk it?” Polls suggest as many as a quarter
“I’m a passionate supporter of Scotland, but I think it’s a step too far.” — MURR AY OGSTON , A RETIRED ACCOUNTANT FROM EDINBURGH WHO DOES NOT SUPPORT SCOTLAND’S INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN
of Scotland’s voters remain undecided, and their choices will determine the outcome. “It’s getting really right-wing down in England and it would be quite a good thing to separate from that,” said Sarah Kenchington, an artist from Balfron in cen-
tral Scotland. “But then, politics can be quite a temporary thing — and this is a very permanent split.” Most polls show the anti-independence side ahead by 10 points or more, and long-term trends suggest only about a third of Scots are ﬁrmly committed to independence. The preferred option of many is a compromise that’s not on the ballot — more autonomy, but not full independence. But there will only be two options: in or out. Few people are willing to predict the outcome. “The polls consistently point to a ‘no’ vote,” said John MacDonald, director of the Scottish Global Forum think-tank. “But I wouldn’t be surprised to see a ‘yes’ vote.” JILL L AWLESS (AP)
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McAuliffe suspends $1.4B pet project of former governor Richmond Bob McDonnell’s pet road project always had its naysayers, people who thought a new $1.4 billion highway along 55 lightly traveled miles in southeastern Virginia was unnecessary. The Republican had been pushing for a new U.S. 460 since he was a delegate representing Virginia Beach, saying that it would provide the region with an additional hurricane evacuation route and boost the economy. As governor in late 2012, McDonnell ﬁnally had the muscle to get it rolling. Since then, $250 million has been spent on the highway — without an inch of pavement to show for it. Even basic environmental permits have not been secured. The administration of Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week that it was suspending work while it conducts an environmental review of the project, which would destroy
Backstory If built, the Virginia highway would run between Petersburg and Suffolk, parallel to the existing U.S. 460, where average volume ranges from 9,200 to 17,000 vehicles a day. The state estimates that the new highway, a toll road that would not replace the existing toll-free route, would initially carry 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles a day. The low traffic projections led to objections when Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the deal — something he did without the General Assembly’s approval. Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw noted at the time that the Dulles Toll Road carries about 100,000 vehicles a day. (T WP)
about 480 acres of wetlands and needs approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The suspension is expected to last at least a year. Some longtime opponents of the project saw the move as a sign that McAuliffe will ultimately kill it. But a McAuliffe spokesman emphasized that the project is not dead, though it will be subject to a complete review. The move has drawn renewed
attention and criticism to the proposed highway. Trip Pollard, a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, praised the administration for suspending work on what he called a “$1.4 billion boondoggle.” Del. Chris Jones, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said he was “speechless” when he learned that the private contractor hired for the job had been paid $20 million a month for a year to work on a project that still lacked permits. “They’ve received $20 million per month and received over $250 million, and the ﬁrst shovel of dirt has not been turned, no rightof-way acquisition and without any permits in hand,” Jones said. McDonnell’s transportation chief, Sean Connaughton, said Monday that there was “no problem with the structure of the contract.” “The current administration needs to complete the supplemental study, design a wetlands mitigation and avoidance strategy, get the Army Corps permit, and build the road. It’s that simple,” he said. LAURA VOZZELLA (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Reagan Airport Could See 2.4M Additional Fliers Arlington Thanks to the American Airlines/ USAir merger, travelers in the D.C. region will have some new — and potentially lower-cost — f light options. But t he changes w ill also pose issues for Reagan National Airport, which set an all-time record for traffic in 2013, with 20.4 million passengers f lying through its gates. The number of passengers could grow by 2.4 million, straining an airport that has little room to expand. LORI AR ATANI (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Navy Yard Shooting Preventable? Chances to intervene were missed, new Pentagon report ﬁnds
equipped to screen “insider threats” in real time. The review cast blame on Navy ofﬁcials and the company that employed Alexis. A close examination of Alexis’ life, the main Department of Defense report concluded, demonstrates “a pattern of misconduct and disturbing behavior” that failed to raise enough alarms to yank the former sailor’s clearance. The Ofﬁce of Personnel Management signed off on Alexis’ clearance even though it “was missing critical information,” the review said. Alexis’ commanders, meanwhile, failed to record “multiple incidents of adverse behavior during his time
Washington A Pentagon review of the Sept. 16 mass shooting at the Navy Yard revealed “missed opportunities for intervention” that could have stopped gunman Aaron Alexis from keeping his security clearance and access to military facilities. Results of internal probes and an independent review of the case released Tuesday portray a security clearance review system ill-
Backstory The killing of 12 Navy civilians and contractors inside Building 197 on Sept. 16 was the second-deadliest mass shooting on a military facility, surpassed only by the attack carried out by an Army psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009. The gunman in D.C., Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, was shot to death during the incident. (T WP/AP)
on active duty,” it added. As a result, managers at The Experts Inc., the ﬁrm that employed Alexis, “had no insight into Alex-
is’ chronic personal conduct issues during his Navy service” when they recruited him, the report said. The ﬁrm, the Pentagon review contended, failed to “report behaviors indicating psychological instability” to the proper authorities. In response to the reviews, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called for the implementation of a “continuous evaluation” system that would screen federal employees with access to classiﬁed information and sensitive facilities in real time against records that might raise concerns about their state of mind or trustworthiness. ERNESTO LONDONO (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Marion Barry to Formally Endorse Vincent Gray Four-term mayor and current D.C. Council member Marion Barry will formally endorse Mayor Vincent Gray for re-election today, Barry days after Barry gave his first interviews in support of the embattled mayor and stumped for him in Ward 8. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Legislation headed to the D.C. Council this week would deliver some of the strongest protections in the nation for distressed homeowners who have fallen behind on their taxes, including measures to stop private investors from taking homes through foreclosure over small tax debts. The proposal would overhaul the city’s controversial tax lien program, which for years allowed investors to buy liens on delinquent properties and foreclose when owners couldn’t repay their debts. Created more than a century ago, the program was long dominated by small investors. But in recent years, a group of aggressive, out-oftown ﬁrms bought up the majority of the liens and charged owners thousands in legal fees on top of their tax debts, making it harder for families to save their homes. The proposal is set for a vote today in the D.C. Council’s Committee on Finance and Revenue and could go before the full council on April 8. The legislation comes after
A District police officer and a federal law enforcement agent on Tuesday fatally shot a man who was being sought in a domestic-related killing and who had emerged from a residence near Union Station firing a gun, according to authorities. The exchange of gunfire drew heavily armed tactical officers carrying assault weapons to the neighborhood roughly between the station and NoMa. The slain man was identified as Daquan Hendrix, 19, of Hyattsville, Md. (TWP) WASHINGTON
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Bennie Coleman, a retired Marine with dementia, lost his house when a tax lien investor foreclosed over a $134 tax bill.
months of behind-the-scenes talks between housing advocates and council staffers, spurred by a Washington Post investigation last fall that revealed widespread abuses by investors and the loss of hundreds of homes in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, often over tax debts of just a few hundred dollars. “It’s a long time coming,” said Michael Zimmerman, whose 96-year-old aunt lost her home of five decades over a $44 tax debt while she was in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer’s. D EB B IE C EN Z IP ER A N D M I C H A EL S A L L A H (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Authorities said they’re investigating after Georgetown University alerted them Tuesday to a report of possible ricin in a dormitory. D.C. police spokesman Officer Araz Alali said initial field tests for biological agents were negative and students were told they could remain in all campus buildings. He said interviews are ongoing. (AP)
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Bob Chialastri holds his rat-fighting kit as he stands among daily commuters while making the rounds on Metro.
Metro’s Rat Runaround One man is on a never-ending quest to keep the system free from rodents Washington Meet Bob Chialastri, the man standing between Metro riders and a “Black Plague-type situation.” He explains, “You’ve basically got two types of rodents” in the Metro, where Chialastri, a practitioner of the pest-control arts, spends many hours peering at ﬂoors and poking in crevices. You have your ordinary field mice. And you have your plumpkeistered Norway rats, which, believe Chialastri when he tells you, “Them critters is nasty, you happen to corner one.” The reason Metro riders are barred from eating isn’t because the system has an awful pest problem; it’s because crumbs and discarded leftovers would invite an infestation. As it is, scofﬂaws make it necessary for Metro to contract a full-time rodent killer.
Man vs. Mouse, Rat “Rats, man, rats,” says Manuel Hector, a manager at stations on the Orange Line. “You’ll see them all over, especially when it’s quiet.” He cocks an eye and says, “Big ones, too, sometimes.” Thus Metro’s $50,000-a-year contract with AB&B Termite & Pest Control, which employs Chialastri. Every other week, Chialastri tours the entire subway, spreading traps and poisoned bait in all 86 stations. Around and around he goes; when he’s done, he begins again. The rest of his workdays are spent in Metro’s bus garages, maintenance buildings, rail yards and — if a white-collar pest crisis arises — the executive ofﬁces. For safety reasons, he isn’t allowed to walk in the tunnels, which is just ﬁne by him. The traps in his plastic pail smell like peanut butter. They’re little fold-open cardboard tun-
nels lined with glue. The idea is, a tiny mammal enters and can’t leave without fatally gnawing off a limb or two. Or it is smothered, snout stuck to the glue. Or it dies in there from thirst or hunger — or possibly from embarrassment, since most Metro rodents, it seems, are smart enough not to walk into the things in the ﬁrst place. Chialastri prefers your classic snap traps. But using them would be asking for trouble. AB&B’s owner, Robert Buckey, who understands not only rodent behavior but also the litigious instincts of the human species, says, “Suppose some kid sticks his ﬁnger in it.” The poisoned bait is 0.005 percent bromadiolone, which, after a couple of helpings, is lethal to rats. “The one drawback is, he’s going to crawl up and die somewhere, and you can’t ﬁnd him,” Chialastri says. “He is going to stink to high heaven.”
Rules and Realities You want to dine in the New York subway? Go ahead, bring a three-
“I was so afraid one day … I hurt myself running out the kiosk. I mean, mouse, rat, whatever. I said: ‘He can have it. It’s his. He can run the station.’ ” — BRENDA L A MPK INS, A MANAGER ON DUTY AT THE LANDOVER, MD., STATION, DESCRIBING HER FEAR OF A RESIDENT RAT
course surf-and-turf into the Fulton Street station. Same thing in Boston, where you can buy junk food at platform newsstands. In Chicago and Atlanta, you can chow down in stations but not in rail cars, while in Philadelphia, “light snacks” are permitted throughout the subway. In D.C. (and in San Francisco and Los Angeles), you’ll have to go hungry. Before Metro’s builders even picked up a shovel in the 1970s, “there was a strong consensus against allowing food,” says historian Zachary Schrag. He says, “They were trying to do every-
thing possible to be different from New York, to keep it from getting so grubby.” Depending on the jurisdiction, ﬁnes are $10 to $50 for a ﬁrst offense and as much as $100 for a subsequent violation. After 38 years of Metrorail service, “most people understand and adhere” to the eating ban, says Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. “It’s actually become a social more.”
Rodent Respect Yet still, in America’s second-busiest subway, gustatory leavings from even a small fraction of riders and employees are enough to attract scurrying gangs of “undesirable inhabitants,” as Stessel calls them. And in the terrorism age, enforcing snack rules isn’t a priority for police ofﬁcers safeguarding transit in the nation’s capital. Which means onward for the lone exterminator, Bob Chialastri, slouched in his seat aboard an Orange Line train, his pail beside him, the next stop always his stop in the eternal struggle against the forces of pestilence. “You know, I have the utmost respect that I can possibly give a rat,” Chialastri says, on the topic of critters he’s wary of. “Now a mouse, I could care less,” he says. “A mouse ain’t going to do nothing to you.” Still ahead on this afternoon, at the Court House station, he’ll snoop around for an energetic rodent that recently has taken up residence in the employee break room. And he’ll confer with two managers at Rosslyn who have been smelling death in their kiosk. “Makes you sick to your stomach,” one of them will complain, and the other will say: “Mice are crazy, running through here, running over there … They ain’t scared of nothing.” PAUL DUGGAN (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Tried for a Fry: The most notorious act of Metro noshing occurred on Oct. 23, 2000, when Ansche Hedgepeth, 12, ate a French fry on the first day of a weeklong crackdown on illegal eating. At the time, under D.C. law, juveniles couldn’t be issued citations for any misdeeds except traffic offenses; they had to be arrested or let go unpunished. A transit officer handcuffed Ansche and hauled her away. Because grown-ups nabbed in the crackdown were simply given tickets, lawyers argued that Ansche’s constitutional right to equal protection had been violated. A court eventually sided with Metro — but not before the transit agency became a laughingstock, ridiculed for busting “the French-fry girl.” (T WP)
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5 NCAA Storylines to Watch ALBERT CESARE (AP)
The posturing and politicking is finished. The field has been chosen, the bracket has been set and the madness of March has finally arrived in college basketball. Having trouble making sense of it all? No problem. Here are five things you should know about this year’s NCAA tournament. DAVE SKRET TA (AP)
Bruce Pearl made it to the Big Dance in each of his six seasons at Tennessee.
Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet
Stephen F. Austin’s Thomas Walkup
North Carolina Central’s Karamo Jawara
1. Midwest Massacre?
2. Beware the No. 12 Seeds
3. Newcomers …
Even coaches who landed in other regions pointed to the Midwest as the most brutal road to the Final Four in Arlington, Texas. Along with top-seeded Wichita State, you have two of the hottest teams in the country in Louisville and Michigan — who played in last year’s national title game — and perennial powerhouses Duke and Kentucky. “You can analyze it a lot of different ways,” said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber, whose team will face Kentucky in the 8-9 matchup on Friday in St. Louis. “We’re going to have to play and it doesn’t matter who you play. You’ve got to play good basketball.”
Just about every year, it seems a No. 12 seed rises up to knock off a No. 5 seed. Three of them — Oregon, Mississippi and California — did it last year. And each of the 12-5 games in this year’s tournament offers reason to be wary. Stephen F. Austin, which plays VCU, hasn’t lost since November. North Dakota State heads into its game against Oklahoma featuring a dynamic playmaker in Taylor Braun. The winner of North Carolina State-Xavier will have some momentum heading into a game against No. 5 seed Saint Louis. And Ivy League champ Harvard has won eight straight as it prepares to face Cincinnati.
There are two newcomers to this year’s party, Cal Poly and North Carolina Central. Cal Poly got in despite its 13-19 record when reserve guard Ridge Shipley hit a 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left for a 61-59 victory over Cal State Northridge in the Big West title game, and NC Central punched its ticket by beating Morgan State 71-62 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title game. “It’s a testament to what these guys do — emotional stamina and mental toughness,” said Cal Poly’s Chris Eversley. “It started with the coaching staff and the guys we brought in — guys that were willing to buy into our program both offensively and defensively.”
UCLA’s Jordan Adams
Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins
4. … And Plenty of Familiar Faces
5. Chances for Revenge
Fourteen schools have won multiple NCAA championships. All but two of them — Indiana and San Francisco — are in this year’s field. The list is topped by UCLA, the fourth seed in the South, with its 11 national titles. The Bruins are joined there by No. 1 seed Florida and second-seeded Kansas. Oklahoma State won its titles as Oklahoma A&M, and is the No. 9 seed in the West. Cincinnati, UConn, North Carolina and Michigan State inhabit the East, and Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina State resides in the loaded Midwest.
The NCAA selection does its best to make sure teams that faced each other in the regular season, such as conference rivals, don’t meet early in the NCAA tournament. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some tasty potential rematches. Kansas could face New Mexico, a team it beat in December, if both win their opener in the South Region. Saint Joseph’s could get a chance to avenge a 30point whipping by No. 2 seed Villanova in the third round, and fifth-seeded Saint Louis could get another crack at Wichita State in the Sweet 16.
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Vegas Goes Green: Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t care what seed Michigan State received. Their numbers show a team that will likely be favored against everyone except Florida, despite the No. 4 next to its name. “We certainly can point out the committee flaws like no one else can,” said Jay Kornegay, who runs the LVH sports book. “Michigan State is a 4-seed yet we have them as the second favorite to win it all. That doesn’t make much sense to us.” (AP)
College Basketball Auburn has hired former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to revive a struggling basketball program that hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament in more than a decade. O n Tu e s d a y, t h e s c h o o l announced the hiring of the coach, who remains under a show-cause penalty from the NCAA into August. At Tennessee, Pearl took the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament in each of his six seasons before getting ﬁred in March 2011 in the wake of an NCAA investigation. Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said he believes Pearl “has learned from his mistake.” The coach was to be introduced at Auburn Arena Tuesday night. “I’m humbled and blessed to be back in the game that I love,” Pearl, 54, said in a statement. (AP)
TV Lineup SOCCER (3:45 PM, FS1) Ahead of a marathon three weeks of basketball, catch reeling Manchester United’s attempt to turn around a 2-0 deficit in the second leg of a two-game series against Greek leaders Olympiacos in UEFA Champions League action.
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For Werth, Hitting Is Everything
Gooden to Stay Till End Of Season Wizards Drew Gooden joked two weeks ago that the Wizards had given him a hint he might be in Washington for a while when he showed up to his locker room stall and spotted a nameplate with the No. 90 hanging above. That placard arrived before Gooden scored 12 points to help the Wizards hold on in a win against Utah, another 13 in a win over Milwaukee, another 15 in a loss to Miami and 21 in a comeback victory against the Brooklyn Nets. Gooden’s second 10-day contract expired on Tuesday, but because he was already in Sacramento, Calif., for the ﬁrst game of a four-game road trip and had just completed the morning shootaround, the announcement that followed was a mere formality: The Wizards have retained Gooden for the remainder of the season for a pro-rated veteran’s minimum. Washington picked up Gooden after losing Nene to a sprained left knee, but the 12-year veteran has been a huge pickup with Kevin Seraphin also missing seven games with right knee swelling. Gooden is averaging 8.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in eight games with the Wizards, who currently rank fifth in the Eastern Conference. MICHAEL LEE (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Jayson Werth holds tight to an idea about hitting. His close friend Raul Ibanez, the ageless outﬁelder now playing for the Los Angeles Angels, once told him, “If you can hit, you can do anything.” Werth found it irrefutable, a simple edict spun from perfect logic. “Because it doesn’t work both ways,” the Nationals’ right ﬁelder said. “Just because you can do something else doesn’t mean you can hit. If you can hit, you can do anything. Because it’s the hardest thing to do. There’s nothing harder. I can bake a cake. I could ﬁgure out a way to do algorithms. But a guy that knows how to do algorithms could never hit. It’s literally the hardest thing to do. If you can do the hardest thing, you can do anything else.” For Werth, hitting is a ceaseless pursuit that fascinates and
ALEX BRANDON (AP)
Drew Gooden can celebrate having a job for the rest of the Wizards’ season.
Jayson Werth is coming off a 2013 season in which he hit .318 with 25 home runs.
frustrates. Werth has swung a bat for 30-some years and taken 4,464 plate appearances in 11 major league seasons. And still, hitting remains a ﬂuid endeavor. It requires maintenance and vigilance over a career. It saps physical strength and mental energy over a season. “There’s nothing harder in the
galaxy,” he said. And for that, Werth loves it. Two months shy of 35 years old, Werth is entering a phase when players historically decline while also coming off perhaps the best offensive season of his career. Despite missing a month because of an injury — another challenge he ﬁnds ever-shifting — Werth blasted
Jackson Takes Reins at Knicks NBA Phil Jackson is back in New York, providing the Knicks stability, championship-building ideas and a link to the franchise’s best days. Now they need him to get some good players. Jackson was introduced Tuesday as team president of the Knicks, in the midst of another difﬁcult season and with no easy path to a quick ﬁx. But Jackson has won here before, done plenty of it since and says a couple of years off have left him ready to take on what might be his toughest challenge: turning this dysfunctional franchise into a champion again. “It would be a capstone on the remarkable career that I’ve had,”
MARK LENNIHAN (AP)
EVAN VUCCI (AP)
Outfielder, 35, finds joy in the challenge of putting bat to ball
Phil Jackson spent his entire playing career in the NBA with New York.
Jackson said. This will be his ﬁrst time as an executive and the Knicks say he will be in charge of all basketball decisions. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan said he “willingly and gratefully” is stepping back to give Jackson the
power to make the changes. “Phil has a vision for the Knicks that I know will put us on the path for success,” Dolan said. The Knicks announced the hiring in the lobby of Madison Square Garden, with a giant “Welcome Home Phil” sign overhead and racks of his old No. 18 jersey on sale. He signed a ﬁve-year contract that reportedly will pay at least $12 million annually. After living in California for many years, Jackson said he would spend signiﬁcant time in New York, starting with Wednesday’s game against Indiana. It’s the second reorganization in six months for the Knicks, who fired GM Glen Grunwald days before the start of training camp. BRIAN MAHONEY (AP)
25 homers and posted career highs in batting average (.318) and slugging (.532) to go with a .398 onbase percentage. Four seasons remain on the seven-year, $126 million contract Werth signed in December 2010, and the Washington Nationals need him to continue producing in the middle of their lineup. Werth showed last year he could be the rare player who sustains success into his middle and late 30s. He thrived, in part, because he embraces the unique technical challenge hitting presents. A basketball player’s jumper or a linebacker’s tackling form change seldom, if at all. Any hitter’s swing is a work in progress. Despite his success, Werth has never stopped tinkering with his form or adjusting — and readjusting — to pitchers. “I mean, it never ends,” Werth said. He makes the struggle sound almost like a poker game. “It’s better than poker,” Werth said. “I play poker. I know poker. This is way better.” A DA M K ILGOR E (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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With so much focus on photos, some professional photographers are now specializing in real estate. “The need for imagery to sell the house … has become paramount,” says real-estate photographer Scott Goodson, owner of Xact Photography (202-536-5621, xactphoto.com). With so much riding on a few dozen photos, we asked local realestate agents and real-estate photographers how to get a home ready for “picture day.”
Photographer Scott Goodson and realtor Emily Riguzzi work on a photo shoot for the listing of a Northwest D.C. home.
JASON HORNICK (FOR EXPRESS)
Picture Day Prep
Pictures, Perfect Top-notch photos can help sell your home faster and for more money, experts say Preparing to Sell When it comes to selling a home fast — and for top dollar — a picture is worth more than just a thousand words: It might be worth a few thousand bucks. “The ﬁrst look that a potential buyer has at a listing is online,” says
Donna Evers, president of Evers & Co. Real Estate (eversco.com). “If the photos are really great, they’re going to go see it.” Conversely: If the photos don’t show your place off at its best, expect fewer buyers to drop in. When Pamela Brooks, 50, was preparing to put her four-bedroom home in Clinton, Md., on the market in February, she wanted the highest-quality photos she could get — no smartphone snapshots. “I wanted to have it professionally done,” she says.
Brooks and her realtors from the Menkiti Group (202-243-7777, menkitigroup.com) decided to create an online photo gallery that they called a “virtual tour” of the house. The realtors brought in furniture to stage the home and hired a professional photographer. The photographer cost about $400, which the realtors covered, and the house sold within a week of being put on the market. “We think about the photo and the virtual tour as your ﬁrst showing,” realtor Kymber Menkiti says.
Picture This Want to DIY your photos? Pro photographer Scott Goodson of Xact Photography offers tips to make your place looks its best. Page 18
Photographers agree that the pictures are about more than documenting every nook and cranny of the house; they’re about helping potential buyers imagine themselves living there. “We’re trying to create an emotional attachment,” says Piers Lamb, art director for Evers & Co. To achieve this, realtors advise ridding your home of clutter and “depersonalizing” the rooms before a photo shoot. Family photos on the walls or knickknacks on the mantle all make it harder for a buyer to imagine themselves in your space. “Clutter is our enemy,” Evers says. “Even when you think it’s really sparse, it can probably be sparser.”
Going Pro Most realtors hire professional photographers, whose high-end camera equipment and command of lighting can make their shots stand out from the crowd. Many work with outside firms, such as Gaithersburg, Md.,-based Real Tour (240-912-4973, realtourinc .com) or Chantilly, Va.-based Home Visit (703-953-3866, homevisit .com), for photos and other marketing materials. Photographers and marketing ﬁrms are also starting to offer more interactive features like ﬂoor plans with photos and video Continued on page 18
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BILL O’LEARY (THE WASHINGTON POST)
The Alexandria neighborhood of Del Ray, left, nestles plenty of shops and restaurants on Mount Vernon Avenue and nearby. The enclave is known for being familyfriendly, with plenty of kids, shown above, playing at Goat Hill Park last month.
RACY A. WOODWARD (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Del Ray When they’re not closed for the occasional presidential drop-ins, Del Ray’s sidewalks are filled with strollers and canines. The centuryold neighborhood in northern Alexandria — bounded to the north by Glebe Road, to the east by Route 1, to the south by Braddock Road and to the west by Russell Road — ranks high in symbols of domesticity. Of course, if you’re not pushing around a newborn, you’ll enjoy Del Ray for the same reason families do: It draws people in with an atmosphere that feels genuinely small-town. Even if you can’t afford to live in this precious (and pricey) area, it remains one of the best spots around to spend a day — with or without your dog and baby. MAT T SWENSON (FOR E XPRES S)
NEED TO KNOW Average Home Sold Price: $545,171 ZIP Code: 22301 Owner-Occupied Homes: 50 percent Renter-Occupied Homes: 37 percent Vacant Homes: 13 percent Median Age of Homes: 49 years Population: 25,322 Median Years in Residence: 2.8 Median Age: 35 Households With Children: 31 percent Average Number of Residents Per Home: 3
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Don’t Lose Sleep Over Camp Experts weigh in on how to tell when your child is ready for an overnight camp Spending those first weeks away from home — sleeping in bunk beds and bonding over catchy camp songs — is a rite of passage for kids. At sleepaway camp, kids build selfconfidence and independence, not to mention friendships that can last a lifetime. But how do you know if your child is ready for their first overnight camp experience? According to the American Camp Association (acacamps .org), a good rule of thumb is that a child is usually ready for over-
night camp when he or she can spend one night away from home with a friend. The average age for a ﬁrst trip to sleepaway camp is between 7 and 9 years old, but some kids may be ready sooner — or later — than that. “Sleepaway camp is so childspecific,” says Maria Zimmitti, director of Georgetown Psychology Associates (georgetown -psychology.com). “Some kids really want to go, other kids are more anxious about it.” Child psychologists note that it’s normal for most kids to feel some anxiety, so that alone shouldn’t deter parents from sending their kid to camp. If kids are especially nervous, “it’s important for parents to try to understand where the fears
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adventures & education are coming from,” says Courtney Ferenz, a clinical psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Group in Fairfax (childandfamilycounseling.com). “Don’t force them, but I would say encourage them.” Experts recommend starting small, say with a one- or two-week camp. Some camps even offer shorter chunks of time, such as half a week (see sidebar). Zimmitti recommends working up to the week away by sending your child to stay with an aunt and uncle for a couple days, or with their grandparents. For especially reluctant kids, it may be helpful to send them to camp with a friend the ﬁrst time, Ferenz adds. The American Camp Association recommends involving children in preparations for camp — so they feel like they “own” the decision to go — and packing personal items from home, like a favorite stuffed animal. One thing to avoid is pulling
Short & Sweet Most sleepaway camps run from two to eight weeks, but if that seems like a big commitment, consider a week-long, half-week or even weekend-long overnight camp to ease kids into the experience. Shorter camps can be ideal for very young children who are begging to go to camp, but may not understand what’s in store. Here are a few options: Camp Allegheny in Greenbrier County, W.V.a, has a one-week “mini camp” to give 7- to 10-year-old girls a taste of what the full three-week camp would be like. (campalleghany.com/mini_camp.html) The Girl Scouts’s Camp Potomac Woods in Leesburg, Va., has half-week camps (gscnc.org/potomacwoodsprograms.html). In addition, the Girl Scout’s “Core Camps” offer a weekend of camping with activities like hiking and canoeing (gscnc.org/core_camp.html). The Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s day camp is typically two weeks, but also offers “summer fun weeks” for kids as young as pre-K (http://tinyurl.com/okaubtx). E.B.
your child out of camp early, unless there’s a true emergency. “When you rescue a child from a situation, rather than helping them through it, you reinforce the avoidance,” Ferenz says. “Then the anxiety gets worse.” Instead, try to have a phone conversation with your child to
talk about why they want to come home, and enlist the camp counselors to help, too. The ﬁrst couple of days may be rough, Zimmitti says, but once they settle in and become comfortable, most kids can’t wait to go back the next year. ERIN BYLANDER (FOR EXPRESS)
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Easy Pickings, Happy Campers Advice Summer camp, that American tradition, is changing. Gone are the days of sending kids to the woods for six weeks of macrame, cookouts and social awkwardness. Now, there are camps of all kinds to fit any kid’s tastes. Solving the puzzle of keeping your kids occupied over the summer has become more complex than ever. Enter CampEasy.com. Founded by former television journalist Brooke Salkoff, a mom of two from McLean, Va., who was frus-
trated by the camp planning process, CampEasy is a search engine that helps parents and kids ﬁnd summer fun. After two years of running CampEasy and years of sending her children to camp, Salkoff has become a bit of an expert on all things camp. So Express sat down with her for an interview.
you go off and learn how to sail — these kids are going on vacations that are more expensive than what the parents are doing. Why so many? Camps are becoming more specialized as a way of differentiating themselves. Instead of baseball camp, there’s third baseman’s camp.
So, what’s camp like these days? Camp has changed dramatically. We used to think of camp as this rustic — getting out in the wilderness and spending nights in a cabin. Now, there’s a camp where all you do is travel up and down the East Coast and go on roller coasters. There are trapeze camps, community service camps, camps for little kids. There are camps where
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adventures & education What questions should parents think about before beginning the camp search? Do you want a day camp or a sleepaway camp? How long do you want your kid to be away for? Do you want a general-interest camp, or do you want a camp that is only, like, Web programming and digital arts for the day. Then there are cost considerations. The point of CampEasy was to put all these considerations into one search engine. Because — truthfully — it makes your head explode to try to juggle all these considerations in your head. Should the camp be accredited by the American Camp Association [acacamps.org]? ACA accreditation, when you’re talking about sleepaway camp, does make a difference. It changes how the counselors are trained. It’s less of a concern when you’re shopping for a day camp.
How much input should kids have in making summer plans? A lot of parents think they’re the only ones who can make the decision, but we tried to make a site that even kids can use. If they were to land on something they were really excited about that works for the parents, then you have a kid excited to go to camp. What traps do parents fall into when choosing for their child? Sometimes, I think parents have strong feelings and memories about their own camp experiences. They want to push that hard-core, sleepaway experience on their kids. But the same experience might not be
right for your own child. You say camp is potentially life-changing. Why is that? We encounter this over and over again: Richard Engel, who is the foreign correspondent for NBC News, credits sleepaway camp as the thing that changed his life. My husband — he’s not famous — still keeps in touch with the family that runs the sleepaway camp he went to. Day camps also serve a useful purpose for kids and parents. It’s an opportunity, for a limited period of time, to try a new activity that you could decide you love. Continued on page E12
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What can I do to get my child ready for camp? If the kid is going to go away to sleepaway camp, the worst thing you can do as a parent is talk about how much you’re going to miss your child and how hard it’s going to be on you. If you talk about it enthusiastically about what a great time your child is going to have, then the kid is going to feel more excited about going off on his or her own. Beyond what camps provide on their packing checklist, what are some must-haves to pack? Pack up your letter-writing stuff. Prestamped, preaddressed envelopes. Some little printed pictures of your family, so they feel like the family is right there and can get that little bit of comfort. And those new misting fans are pretty awesome. R ACHEL K AUFMAN (FOR E XPRESS)
What to Pack Encouraging your child’s sense of adventure begins with how you pack for camp. Keep these tips in mind. Pack lightly and leave electronics at home. Not only will they be a distraction, but they can also be easily lost. Check the camp’s policy if you are sending a device along, since many ban gadgets outright. Comfortable shoes are essential for hiking, and a pair of flip-flops will come in handy for showers and afternoon swims. Don’t forget the bathing suit! Label all belongings, including clothes, to avoid mix-ups. Check with the camp before sending sleeping bags or sporting equipment with your camper. Many already have these on hand. Sneak in a few family photos, a handwritten note or a comfort item, especially for first-time campers. Include a journal, a few pens and envelopes with postage stamps so your little camper can write home. If your child takes medication, check with the camp on how to send it along. Pack plenty of sunscreen. AMBREEN ALI (FOR EXPRESS)
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Getting Around Braddock Road Metro Station (Blue and Yellow lines) sits just south of Del Ray, but getting from there to the commercial center of the neighborhood can be a hike. Del Ray itself is best traversed by car. Finding parking on or around Mount Vernon Avenue — Del Ray’s main drag — is surprisingly easy, as long as you know how to parallel park. Metro’s 10A and 10B buses run through every 15 minutes or so, and there is the DASH bus, too. Four Capital Bikeshare stations are also planned to be installed in the spring.
Housing Options “The real-estate in Del Ray does not come cheap,” says Chris Fraser of
Keller Williams Realty. Rowhouses, many built in the 1940s, start in the low $500,000s and quickly escalate in price as the square footage increases. You won’t find a single-family home for less than about $650,000. (Want a fourth bedroom? Make it $800,000.) With lots rarely exceeding one-fifth of an acre, a homeowners’ money doesn’t go a long way on space.
Fit for the First Family Del Ray is the Obamas’ destination of choice when they get out of Washington. Walk in their footsteps by shopping at the nearby Potomac Yard Shopping Center (where in 2011 the president went Christmas shopping at Best Buy and PetSmart, and the first lady made it through Target incognito) before filling up at the Del Ray Pizzeria (2218 Mount Continued on page 16
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Del Ray’s A Show of Hands art store offers works by local artists, including Joyce Wagner, shown at left. The Evening Star Cafe offers upscale Southern classics — fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and apple cobbler, to name a few.
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The Eats While most of the dining choices are family-friendly, Del Ray can be just as appetizing for couples of all ages. The Evening Star Cafe (2000 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703-549-5051, evening starcafe.net) offers pricey Southern classics, but the fried chicken and brunch dishes are worth it. At Cheesetique (2411 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703706-5300, cheesetique.com), you can
indulge in upscale comfort foods like grilled cheese sandwiches or mac and cheese, all while sipping on fine wine, or just get a great cheese plate. Holy Cow (2312 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703-666-8616, holycowdelray.com) is one of the Washington area’s better hamburger joints, and it donates 25 cents per burger to the Alexandria charity of your choosing. Del Ray Cafe (205 E. Howell Ave.; 703-7179151, delraycafe.com) serves French cuisine for adults and their sophisticated offspring: The kids menu has a pint-size version of grown-up fare like crepes, risotto and duck confit. Los Tios Grill (2615 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703-299-9290, lostiosgrill.com) is a Tex-Mex hot spot with some of the best margaritas this side of the Potomac, and it has plenty of outdoor seating for you and your dog.
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Going Out (Offspring And Pets Optional) For grown-ups, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703-7399268, stelmoscoffeepub.com) hosts
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musicians Wednesday through Sunday nights. The nearby Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703- 549-7500, birchmere .com) has some of the best acoustics you will find in a concert venue. Its tickets are general admission, meaning first-come, first-served. But Del Ray really shines with its outdoor family activities in warmer months. Art on the Avenue (artontheavenue .org), First Thursdays and an outdoor summer film festival help make the neighborhood a destination. There’s even a Halloween parade, featuring kids and pets in costume.
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A Show of Hands (2301 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703- 683-2905, ashowofhands .biz) sets the tone by offering only handmade items that are mostly made locally. Even the food shopping has a small-town feel: Del Ray’s farmers market (alexandriava.gov/farmers market), which runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays year-round, was voted the area’s best in a WTOP poll. Adding to the small town feel is Let’s Meat on the Avenue (2403 Mount Vernon Ave.; 703-836-6328, letsmeaton theavenue.com), an honest-to-goodness local butcher shop.
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The Birchmere, where Graham Nash, left, performed in September, is a popular concert venue located just north of Del Ray. Looking for a slice? Del Ray Pizzeria spins up plenty of pies, shown at right, and counts kale slaw among its toppings offered.
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Photographing your home yourself? D.C.-area real-estate photographer Scott Goodson (xactphoto.com) offers his tips to make your place shine.
Use a wide-angle lens. Consumer DSLRs often come with a wide lens (around 18-mm to 50-mm). Go wider, Goodson says: Most real-estate photographers use a 10-mm to 20-mm zoom. Lenses can be pricey to buy, but some local camera shops also rent them.
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walk-throughs. It takes about two hours to get about 30 good sales photos of a home, and typically costs around $250 to $300 for a session, Goodson says. Menkiti says more elaborate shoots, say for a multimillion-dollar home, could cost more than $1,000, based on the size of the home and length and complexity of the shoot. A 2013 study from real-estate brokerage Redﬁn found that homes with professional-quality photos taken with DSLR cameras sold for $3,400 to $11,200 more relative to their list prices, and were also more likely to sell within six months than homes photographed with point-and-shoot cameras. Even just adding a photo to your online listing can boost the ﬁnal sales price by almost 4 percent, a study by researcher Ken H. Johnson of Florida International University found.
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The home had to have a driveway but also feel rural. Maybe some horses. So Carol Flaisher spent a Sunday morning driving around Montgomery County, Md., until she spotted Bill and Diana Conway’s colonial farmhouse in Potomac. Then she knocked on the front door. Bill answered. “I’m not a crazy lady,” Flaisher said, explaining she was scouting homes for a ﬁlm starring Judi Dench. Bill was sold — he’s a big fan of Dench. A few conversations and piles of paperwork later, the Conways were ofﬁcially on the “Philomena” payroll. Flaisher has been a location scout in the Washington area for three decades. It’s her job to approach strangers and ask them whether they would mind moving out of their house for a few days so a ﬁlm crew can take over. What’s a regular practice in New York and Los Angeles is becoming increasingly common here as more ﬁlms and TV shows are set in the Washington area. Expand the map a little and examples grow. Location scout Patrick Burn estimates that Netﬂix’s “House of Cards” has ﬁlmed in 20 Baltimore-area houses. Andrea Erda’s home, Westover Plantation, in Virginia is a frequent spot for productions. So how much does one get paid for this sort of thing? Prices vary: Flaisher says a family can earn up to $10,000 total for the use of their home, but that’s rare. Other scouts say $1,000 to $2,000 per ﬁlming day is a good estimate. When a room in a house is picked for ﬁlming, it almost always gets a complete overhaul. The furniture is swapped out, and the walls are painted. The crew takes pictures of the original setup and contracts are signed ensuring that, after production, things will look exactly as they did before ﬁlming. Producers take that promise very seriously. Flaisher has found, perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of homeowners are generally excited about the offer. “Once they ﬁnd out what it is, very few people say no,” Flaisher said. “Because it’s fun! It’s different. It’s something to talk about.” EMILY YAHR (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Compose to give a sense of the space. Once you have a wide lens, decide how to use it. You want to create images that bring the viewer into the space. To achieve that, find a good focal point, like the fridge in the above frames.
Rendition vs. Reality Photographers usually touch up photographs of the home in an editing program like Photoshop, which allows them to make skies bluer or diminish shadows.
Isolate your subject. Sometimes a better image can be had by getting in closer to your subject. Skip the built-in flash to minimize glare ( which photographers call “hot spots”). Instead, use a separate flash mounted on top of the camera, called a “hot shoe flash,” and aim it above and slightly behind you for more-even light. Keep the camera level. With wider lenses comes greater distortion, so Goodson says to keep the camera level and keep things symmetrical. It’s hard to do just holding the camera, so use a tripod (and maybe a level) to make sure your shot is lined up correctly.
Choose the time of day. If you can use a tripod, wait until evening so you can capture the glow of lights from the interior. If you have a single-family home, the front exterior is the most important shot you will take, Goodson says, so make it shine. (E XPRESS)
But there can be gray areas when it comes to the limits of doctoring images. “There aren’t any rules about it, so you see a wide gamut of approaches,” Goodson says. For his part, he says, “I’m not taking something out that was there or putting in something that’s not there.” Lamb agrees that it’s a no-no to take out a crack in the wall or manipulate the house in any way that’s deceptive.
If photographers do want to show potential new features, like a new staircase or porch the buyer could pay to add to the house, Lamb says they label these “artist renditions.” Just remember: The goal with any photography (and rendition) is to pique potential buyers’ interest in your house, not to dazzle them with an artistic portrait. ERIN BYLANDER (FOR EXPRESS)
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Homeowners who try their hands at taking their own home pics can save a few hundred bucks. But professional photographers say they may be sacrificing image quality. Amateur photography enthusiasts may own DSLR cameras, which can create a more professional look, but most homeowners probably don’t have the high-end wide-angle lenses that a pro would use. “There’s people who just go out there with the ﬂash on their camera,” Goodson says. “That’s great, but there’s a certain look that you get with that.” The main things homeowners sacriﬁce when taking the photos themselves are the sense of a room’s true depth and size, Goodson says. One potential beneﬁt to taking your own photos is having the ﬂexibility to wait for perfect weather. Photographers say the ideal weather for exterior shots is bright and sunny, while for interiors, a cloudy day could be better because it creates fewer shadows inside.
Diana Conway and her daughter Alexandra, 15, stand outside their home in Potomac, Md., which was used in the movie “Philomena.”
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Spacious Floorplans Renovated Laundry Rooms On-Site After Care/Summer Camp MD Food Bank Donations Minutes from Addison Rd Metro Station Housing Vouchers Welcome
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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
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God Is Still on Board Pope Francis cancels a meeting with ‘Noah’ star Russell Crowe 27
Just ‘Once’ Is Enough
TV TONIGHT 9 P.M.
‘The 100’ (CW) A nuclear holocaust on Earth nearly a century ago spared 400 spacestation dwellers. Now, with resources dwindling up there, the station community’s leaders send 100 teenagers back to Earth to see if it’s habitable. Eliza Taylor, left, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell and Eli Goree star in this new drama series.
Kylie Minogue fails to adapt to a changing pop landscape with her latest release
Just when Philip and Elizabeth think they can relax, an old friend returns to give them their next assignment: intercepting a valuable target and taking on a rogue mission without the Centre’s support. The rift between Oleg and Arkady Ivanovich widens.
Real-life best friends Emily Mortimer, above right, and Dolly Wells, left, are the stars of this new semi-improvised comedy series from across the pond. Mortimer’s Em is an actress, and Wells’ Doll is her childhood best friend, who comes to work as her personal assistant.
‘Deal With It’ (TBS) Howie Mandel of “Deal or No Deal” is an executive producer of this addition to the “game shows with ‘Deal’ in their names” collection, which starts a new season tonight. Hidden cameras follow as people play pranks on their companions according to instructions they receive via earpieces. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)
Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler, who has written for Rihanna, Beyonce and Britney Spears, co-executive produced “Kiss Me Once.” She wrote the bouncy, unrelenting “Sexercize,” which is as bad as its title suggests, and maybe even worse. “Sexercize” doesn’t make a case for itself as either an activity or a song. (“Stretch it out, baby … I want to see you beat all your best times,” Minogue encourages.) When three out of 11 tracks have the word “sex” in their titles, you know what the album is going for — the antechamber to the bedroom of music. (T WP/AP)
Kylie Minogue’s new album, “Kiss Me Once,” is being called a comeback, which isn’t technically true — her last few releases have been solid hits. But Minogue is a 45-yearold pop diva, making her practically a senior citizen in club years, so she’s got to fight her way back every time. Minogue tried seriousness once, but it didn’t take; it’s not her fault we only want a few things from her, most of which she delivers on this gossamer-winged new album. The tinny Europop of its predecessor, 2010’s “Aphrodite,” suggested Minogue worried about Lady Gaga, who was then coming up hard in her rearview mirror. “Kiss Me Once” owes an equal debt to Daft Punk, but otherwise follows the formula Minogue and countless other pop divas of any age have been following for years: Enlist of-the-moment songwriters and crossover DJs/producers to apply a fresh coat of lacquer to your malleable, bedrock sound — in Minogue’s case that means shimmery, content-free disco pop with a retro feel. The funky “I Was Gonna Cancel” was written and produced by Pharrell Williams; it’s a factoryissue jam, but it’s the best thing here. The lyrics (“My best friend
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It Takes Two
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Even with of-the-moment producers, Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” feels outdated.
If, after three decades of cheerily impersonal pop, no one has the slightest inkling what Kylie Minogue really thinks about, dreams about or wants, it’s nobody’s fault but hers. is the mirror/Look behind me and I see all the things I’ve been through/ … Go go go go girl”) are
almost a parody of what Pharrell thinks women think, but at least he’s trying. And if, after
three decades of cheerily imper sonal pop, no one has the slight est inkling what Minogue real ly thinks about, dreams about o wants, it’s nobody’s fault but hers It’s hard to witness the studied blitheness of “Kiss Me Once,” on which Minogue labors so hard t appear ageless and hews so care fully to the musical dictates o early 2014 that her personality get erased. In this age where women in pop aren’t allowed to seem prema turely old, Minogue is clearly hold ing on to fame as hard as she can ALLISON STEWART (THE WASHINGTON POST
A Music Star for a Music Show: Grammy winner Macy Gray, left, has signed on for Fox’s hip-hop drama series “Empire,” created by Lee Daniels. The cast includes Terrence Howard as the head of a record label and Taraji P. Henson as his wife. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gray will recur as a woman having an affair with a character played by rapper Yazz the Greatest. Gray previously appeared in “The Paperboy” and “Domino.” (E XPRESS)
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“I’d hate to have to throw that up.”
“Such honesty rubbed some people the wrong way, especially the prudish reviewers at the New York Herald Tribune Book Review …”
— COMMENTER LENCHO AT NPR .ORG fears a possible conse-
quence of consuming the latest offering at the diner chain Red Robin — milkshakes made with wine. The ﬁrst wine shake on the menu, called the Mango Moscato, includes both wine and vodka mixed into mango puree and vanilla ice cream. The pleasure could be all yours for $7.49.
— SEAN HUTCHINSON AT MENTALFLOSS .COM ﬁnds an early bad review of
J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye.” Around the time the book was published, the New York Herald Tribune Book Review wrote: “Recent war novels have accustomed us all to ugly words and images, but from the mouths of the very young and protected they sound peculiarly offensive.”
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“I freaking cheered out loud when the kid said ‘nonNewtonian solid (fluid).’ ” — COMMENTER HOUSE PANDAS AT SPLOID .GIZMODO.COM reacts to a video that shows
a 9-year-old boy named Jacob debating with “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson about the best way to deﬂect or destroy asteroids on a collision course with Earth. The video, which was ﬁlmed last year, just started to go viral this week. Meanwhile, Jacob probably already earned his Ph.D. Just a guess.
“My ex-wife’s 90-yearold grandmother had three ‘special vases’ that were her prized possessions. … They were bongs.”
“Those are probably the most detached, unemotional tweets concerning sports you are likely to read …”
— REDDITOR STICKLEYMAN AT REDDIT.COM answers
— SEAN NEWELL AT DEADSPIN.COM offers
the question, “What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve seen at someone’s house that they thought was completely normal?” StickleyMan adds, “No one ever had the heart to tell her. Flowers are ﬂowers, I suppose!”
his opinion on the thoughts tweeted out by pop star Lorde on Monday when she attended an NBA game game in Chicago. While the home team failed to pull out a victory (the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Bulls 97-85), the Internet won thanks to Lorde’s deadpan observations. One of her tweets: “in the break they rolled out a red carpet on the court and a man did some tricks with his dog.”
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re not really willing to trust anyone else to take the reins, but you’re not in a position to do so, either. Which option is least risky? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may find yourself in a situation that demands more in the way of instinct than usual. Quick reactions are key.
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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your energy is on the rise. Put yourself in another’s shoes, and you’ll quickly determine just which path is for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) It’ll be up to you before the day is out to report on activities that you don’t fully understand — but you’ll want to very soon! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) That which you can control will fall into place very quickly. That which you can’t may prove difficult to follow or comprehend. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’ll want to know the difference between the lighthearted and the serious -- perhaps even deadly serious.
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Congress approves daylight saving time.
The U.S. House of Representatives begins televising its floor proceedings; the live feed is carried by C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network), which is making its debut.
President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq. (Because of the time difference, it is early March 20 in Iraq.)
What stainless steel doesn’t do More than suspicious of Foursome minus one Pig sound Produce
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Even Her Friends Regard Honor as Meaningless Kate Winslet got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, the same day an earthquake hit Los Angeles, E! News reported. Her friend Kathy Bates noted, “Even though stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometimes get a little dirty with a little poo or whatever, what will last is your wonderful beautiful films.” (EXPRESS)
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Brittany Murphy’s final film, “Something Wicked,” is being released in April, Merchant Films said in a statement reported by Us Weekly. The studio describes the film as a “hauntingly seductive thriller about obsession and young love gone wrong.” Murphy died in December 2009 at age 32 of pneumonia, anemia and prescription drug intoxication. (EXPRESS)
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Was the Question ‘Is Kanye the Dad’? Khloe Kardashian is angry with an Australian morning show for suggesting that she cut an interview short Monday because the “Sunrise” host asked an unexpected question about niece North West, Radar Online reported. “Get over your self Sunrise,” Kardashian later tweeted. “The call dropped … stop reaching for a story.” (E XPRESS)
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Pope Francis reportedly canceled a meeting and photo op with Russell Crowe that was scheduled for today at the Vatican, according to Variety. Crowe supposedly wanted the pope’s blessing for his new film, “Noah.” “[The Vatican] was concerned that because Russell is such a big celebrity, a meeting” — if word got out — “could become a huge spectacle,” a source told the New York Post’s Page Six. (E XPRESS)
Kristin Cavallari told HuffPost Live that she’s resigned herself to comparisons to fellow “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad. When asked by host Caitlyn Becker if the comparisons annoyed her, Cavallari said, “I’ve been getting them for 10 years. I expect it. It is what it is. It doesn’t bother me. There’s worse people to be compared to.” (EXPRESS)
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