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Book Should’ve Placed No. 2 A book called “How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers’ Guide to Toilet Etiquette” won the 36th annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year last week, thebookseller.com reports. “Are Trout South African?” won second place, but the early favorite, “Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City” didn’t place. The prize was voted on by the public. (EXPRESS) TONGUE TWISTERS

They Said It 5 Times Fast: ‘Do You Have Ewes We Can Use?’ The Irish require at least 6,000 sheep as hosts of this year’s Golden Shears World Championships. But they’re more than 1,000 short with just weeks to go before an event dubbed “the Olympics of sheep shearing.” Organizers said Monday they need ewes, aged 12 to 14 months, to ensure that all competitors are supplied similarly shaped sheep when the fourday competition starts May 22 near Dublin. (AP) CHANNELING ADELE DAZIM

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Cory Kuntz and his family were at a baseball game Saturday morning when the mudslide swept through the community near Oso, Wash., destroying everything on their property. The area where the land broke away is seen in the background.

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The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who are still unaccounted for, raising fears that the deep muck could have claimed many more lives than the 14 bodies found so far. Authorities said they were looking for about 100 people who had not been heard from since the disaster. They predicted that the number of missing would decline as more people are found to be safe. But the startling initial length of the list added to the anxieties two days after a mile-wide layer of soft earth crashed onto a cluster of homes at the bottom of a river valley. “The situation is very grim,” Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said, stressing that authorities are still in rescue mode and are holding out hope. But he noted: “We have not found anyone alive on this pile since Saturday.” The mudslide struck Saturday morning, at a time when most people are home. Of the 49 structures in the neighborhood, officials believe at least 25 were full-time residences. About 30 houses were destroyed. Frustrations grew Monday as family members and neighbors waited for official word on the missing and the dead. Retired fire-

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fighter Gail Moffett said she knows about 25 people who are missing, including entire families. Elaine Young and her neighbors uncovered several bodies Sunday. They also helped rescue a dog from the rubble. “If we found a dog alive yesterday afternoon that we cut out of a part of a house, doesn’t that seem that maybe somebody could be stuck up under part of a house and be alive, too?” Young asked. Rescue crews have faced dangerous conditions as they navigate quicksand-like mud and debris that was 15 feet deep in some places. P. SOLOMON BANDA AND PHUONG LE (AP)

Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial that cast them as the long arms of their boss, telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that enriched them and cheated investors out of billions of dollars. (AP) POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J.

Official: Smoking Caused N.J. Fire That Killed 4 A cigarette discarded in a stuffed chair touched off a fire that killed four people at the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in New Jersey last week, an official said Monday. (AP) MEMPHIS, TENN.

Ex-TV Judge Arrested The star of the canceled TV show “Judge Joe Brown” was arrested and charged with contempt of court Monday in Tennessee. Brown was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst in a courtroom hearing, where he was representing a client who was accused of not paying child support. (AP)

‘I Had a Mouth Full of Mud, and Nose Full of It’ It was a “wall of debris and mud,” “quicksand” that brought half the mountain down. That’s how survivors described the massive mudslide that came crashing down on them Saturday morning. (THE WASHINGTON POST ) Robin Youngblood, 63, was sitting in her living room when she heard the 2,000-foot-high hill break, KIRO-TV reported. “I heard this roar, and it was huge. I never heard anything like that,” she said. “I looked out the window, and I saw this huge wall of mud — must have been 20 feet tall. We went moving, and we were tumbled. I had a mouth full of mud, and nose full of it.”

Marla Skaglund told KIRO-TV that she saw a man rescue her niece’s 6-month-old son. She said she heard someone scream for help when the mud and debris spilled: “I could hear it, and he just took off. He said, ‘I’m going, there’s somebody out there,’ and they tried to stop him and he said, ‘No. There’s somebody trapped out there,’ and he came back out with the baby.”

Paulo Falcao de Oliveira told the Daily Herald he was driving his SUV up Highway 530 when he saw the mudslide hit and watched mud, rocks, trees and other debris engulf the road and other vehicles: “I was three cars back, and I saw a truck with a boat. After that, I just saw the darkness coming across the road. Everything was gone in three seconds.”

Using the hashtag #530slide, victims’ families took to Twitter over the weekend, asking for help to find their loved ones. “My mom Brandy ward is still missing. Please pray that everyone is found! My dad is at Harborview and stable. #530slide,” Tiffany Burdette (@TBurd915) tweeted Sunday.

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An operator of a Chicago publictransit train that jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of the nation’s busiest airports Monday may have dozed off, the president of a Chicago transit union said. The woman said she had worked extensive overtime recently and was “extremely tired” at the time of the accident, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly said. The derailment happened just before 3 a.m. Monday at the end of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line at O’Hare International Airport. The timing of the accident helped avoid an enormous disaster, as the underground station is usual-

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More than 30 people were injured after a Chicago commuter train jumped up on a platform and scaled an escalator early Monday at O’Hare International Airport.

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Disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has a new gig — as a columnist for the news website Business Insider. Weiner will write a monthly column called “Weiner!” beginning this Friday. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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to “provide information, advice and assistance” to an African Union military task force tracking Kony and the LRA across Uganda, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo. While combat-equipped, they are prohibited from engaging

The Lord’s Resistance Army originated in Uganda in the 1980s as a tribal uprising against the government. In 2005, Joseph Kony became the first suspect to be indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. LRA atrocities publicized on the Internet sparked interest among tens of thousands of people in the United States. President Barack Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops in 2011 to help African Union forces find Kony, but so far the warlord has eluded them. (AP/ T WP)

LRA forces unless in self-defense. LRA attacks have decreased significantly and the number of people killed has dropped more than 75 percent since 2010, said Grant Harris, a special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior African affairs director for the National Security Council. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )

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UKRAINIAN SAILORS LEAVE the Konstantin Olshansky navy ship Monday in the bay of Donuzlav, Crimea. Ukraine’s fledgling government ordered troops to pull back from Crimea, ending days of wavering as Russian forces stormed and seized bases on the peninsula.

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An Egyptian court sentenced to death on Monday 529 people accused of an attack on a police station that left one policeman dead, in a mass trial that lasted only two sessions and raised an outcry from rights activists. The verdicts against the men, said to be supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, are subject to appeal and would likely be overturned, rights lawyers said. But they said the swiftness and harshness of the rulings deepened concerns that Egypt’s courts have been deeply politicized and that due process is being swept away amid the crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that the country’s judiciary is “entirely independent and is not influenced in any way by the executive branch of government.” (AP)

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Seeking to isolate Russia, President Barack Obama and Western and Asian allies moved to indefinitely cut Moscow out of a major international coalition on Monday, including canceling an economic summit Russian President Vladimir Putin planned to host this summer. The moves came amid a flurry of diplomatic jockeying as the U.S. and Europe grappled for ways to punish Russia for its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and to prevent Moscow from pressing further into Ukraine. The world powers warned that they were prepared to “intensify actions” against Russia,

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if the Kremlin escalates its incursion into Ukraine. Obama huddled with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan for an emergen-

cy meeting of the Group of Seven. In a joint statement after the evening meeting, the leaders said they were suspending their participation with Russia in the Group of Eight major industrial nations until Moscow “changes course.” Obama was expected to be seeking support from European leaders for deeper sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy. But the U.S. leader was expected to face resistance from some European officials. Russia is one of the European Union’s largest trading partners and officials fear that the continent could suffer if Moscow retaliates, particularly by curbing oil and gas supplies. JULIE PACE (AP)

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Hard-line Islamic rebels captured a small town in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border as part of their offensive in the rugged coastal region that is a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, activists said Monday. Fighters from an array of armed opposition groups seized the predominantly Armenian Christian town of Kassab on Sunday. (AP) GENEVA

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The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are “consistent” with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year. (AP)

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“I’m scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me and of how u will react to me.” — Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in a text message sent weeks before Pistorius shot her dead. The message was read out loud Monday during Pistorius’ murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa.

It was the unwelcome, anguishing news that families of the missing had dreaded, and when they heard it from Malaysia’s prime minister Monday night, there were shrieks and intense heartbreak: The missing Malaysian Airlines flight whose fate was a mystery that consumed the world had crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. The news, based on fresh evidence gleaned from an unprecedented analysis of satellite data, meant it was all but impossible that any of the 239 passengers and crew on board the jetliner could have survived. That realization came more than two weeks after the nightmare began — when the Boeing 777 inexplicably disappeared from Asian skies during what was supposed to be a routine flight from Malaysia’s capital to Beijing on March 8. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak gave the news in an unexpected late-night statement Monday. The information, he said, was based on a study of data from a satellite that had received the final known signals from the plane as it tracked southward, and that the plane’s last location was “in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth,” a city on Australia’s west coast. The data indicated that the jetliner flew “to a remote location, far from any possible landing sites,” Najib said. “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.” His words did not directly address the fate of those aboard. But in a text message sent to relatives, Malaysia Airlines officials said “we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those

A relative of one of the passengers aboard Flight 370 collapses in grief Monday in Beijing after being told the latest news.

The Proof The British company Inmarsat calculated satellite data obtained from a remote area of the Indian Ocean, using analysis never before used in an aviation investigation of this kind, and pinpointed that the last spot the flight was seen in the air was in the middle of the ocean west of Perth, Australia.

The Debris Malaysia’s prime minister didn’t address whether investigators had confirmed that floating objects in the ocean and images captured by several countries’ search parties, including that of France and China, were debris from the plane.

The Black Box Finding the debris field is critical for locating the missing aircraft’s cockpit recorders, which will emit tracking signals for 30 days. Since Flight 370 was lost more than two weeks ago, time is running out to find the black box containing two recorders: one with the last two hours of audio from the cockpit and the other with detailed flight data. On Monday, the U.S. Navy ordered a black box locator to be moved into the search area. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )

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a few harbor hope that survivors may still be clinging to debris or wreckage in the ocean. One woman said that her only son, her son’s wife and their 2-yearold were on the plane. “Come home, my son! Please. You mother is still waiting for you!” she wailed. Beside her, a woman said, “It’s not over yet. What they are giving us is just based on basic data. There is no real evidence yet, no sign of the plane.” Paul Yin, a mental health counselor who has been comforting family members in China, said he hoped that the relatives of the missing “can have the final result soon, for better or worse.” Then, he said, “we can start to work on helping them to recover. Now we are just waiting for the volcano to erupt.” (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Metro vows to dig up daffodils, as guerrilla gardener plows on Washington Defying both a never-ending winter and the wishes of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a crop of yellow daffodils gently swayed in the wind at the north exit of the Dupont Circle Metro station Monday afternoon. The blossoms are back. But is the guerrilla gardener? Henry Docter, who describes himself as the Phantom Planter, was the cause of a not-inconsider-

able public outcry last summer after Metro threatened him with arrest if he tended to the flowers that he surreptitiously planted at the Dupont Circle station’s north exit. Though WMATA backed down on the legal threats, the agency said it wouldn’t allow Docter to continue gardening, citing safety concerns. A few weeks later, Metro yanked the flowers, saying it would repair the paver blocks and plant “a lowmaintenance ground cover.” A discerning rider noticed the new blooms and alerted the blog Popville.com, which first reported on them Monday, to ask if the “rogue gardener” is back or if WMATA is responsible for the bit of brightness.

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If the relentless cold doesn’t kill the Dupont flowers, WMATA will in “coming weeks.”

“We haven’t planted anything yet,” Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said. “We are planning on replacing everything in the coming weeks with a low ground cover, as we’ve

said consistently.” Stessel speculated that they may have been bulbs that weren’t removed last year. By email Monday, Docter said: “Of course I planted them,” and

that he did so in 2012. Once the sun warms up, he said, more daffodils and tulips should come up since Metro didn’t manage to uproot all of his work — at least not yet. Still, Phantom Planter fans shouldn’t despair; they can find his work around the city. “There are quite a few other Phantom Flower Plantings coming up all over town,” Docter wrote. He has also promised a second surprise as a follow-up to his unauthorized October art installation at the Dupont station, where he hung a sculpture with commentary about flower removal. “When this piece of performance art is unveiled it’ll be worth the wait,” he wrote Monday. “I still believe Metro will unconditionally surrender due to Surprise #2.” R ACHEL SADON (E XPRESS)

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Judge: Close Communal Shelters BILL O’LEARY (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Makeshift homeless centers in open gyms may violate city law Washington A D.C. Superior Court Judge on Monday issued a rebuke to Mayor Vincent Gray’s handling of a prolonged winter surge in family homelessness, ordering his administration to stop housing poor families on cots in gymnasiums on freezing nights. Judge Robert Okun said the communal sleeping quarters that the city began erecting in January appeared to deny scores of parents and children their right to privacy and security under city law, and may be traumatizing for children. D.C.’s only shelter for children was filled at the start of winter. As more families arrived on freezing

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nights, the city rented more than 400 motel rooms in D.C. and Maryland. In January, Maryland officials objected to relocating any more homeless families into the state, and D.C. officials said they had no other choice but to take the unprecedented step of putting families in common rooms of city recreation centers. The shift to communal shelters has struck many low-income,

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homeless and child advocates as calloused, drawing in pro bono work of attorneys who this month won class action status for 79 families who had been placed in the centers. The lawsuit alleged that families had been unable to shower for days and got only cots in big, noisy rooms that were illuminated all night. The lead plaintiff, Melvern Reid, who has custody of her 10-year-old grandson, described two nights in one of the shelters in which the boy was “terrified.” “He was scared of the strangers and did not want to leave his grandmother’s side,” according to the complaint. The filing said the boy slept in his clothes, fearful to change in front of others, had to be left with a stranger while Reid, 59, used the bathroom and slept with a blanket over his head. A ARON C. DAVIS AND KEITH L. ALEXANDER (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Md. Police to Carry Heroin Treatment Spray Anne Arundel, Md. Anne Arundel County, Md., police officers will soon be carrying “Narcan,” a nasal spray that can be used to treat heroin overdoses. The announcement came Monday. Police say they’re taking the step because during the summer of 2013 police started to notice a rise in heroin overdoses in the county. Police say they’ve put together a plan to target heroin dealers. Now, members of the police department are being trained by fire officials on how to use Narcan, which reverses the effects of heroin and other opiates. Police say that so far in 2014 a total of 85 people have suffered heroin overdoses, with 12 of them being fatal. (AP)

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Five Things to Know About Our Job Market Last year proved to be a middling one for the Washington-area job market. While the region continued to add positions, new jobs didn’t come at a fast enough clip to accelerate a local economic recovery. Data released last week by the Labor Department helps show what happened and how we are faring in 2014. Sar ah Hal z ack (capital business)

1. In 2013, things were bleaker for government contractors than we thought. The professional services sector lost jobs on a year-overyear basis in every month from June through December. Some economists suggest a large share of new jobs in the sector are going to have to come from companies outside the government contracting sphere to keep up growth.

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More robust hiring may indeed be on the horizon this year, but there was no sign of it in the jobs report for the month of January. The region added just 21,000 jobs between January 2013 and January 2014, a gain that is on par with the year-over-year gains seen at the end of 2013. The greatest job growth was in the leisure and hospitality industry.

3. Don’t break out the champagne for the low jobless rates.

4. The construction sector continues to befuddle.

In January, Maryland Virginia and D.C. all posted their lowest jobless rates since the fall of 2008. But, in D.C. and Maryland, the size of the labor force was smaller in January than it was last year. This suggests that part of the reason the rates are coming down is that people have become discouraged and given up looking for work.

The D.C. skyline is dotted with cranes, and major projects are underway from Tysons Corner, Va., to White Flint, Md. So it seems logical that the construction sector would be giving a boost to the local job market. However, January data show that the industry added just 3,100 jobs in the region in the last year.

5. The District of Columbia is in a state of inertia. James Bohnaker, an economist with Moody’s Analytics, points out that if growth in the education and health services sector were subtracted from the District’s overall yearly job growth, D.C. would actually have lost jobs. If the employment picture is to improve in the District, hiring will likely need to pick up in other industries.

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Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a career-best 1,332 receiving yards last season — second most in Philadelphia franchise history.

An Unusual Trade Partner Should the Redskins trade for Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackson? Only if they want to seriously contend for the NFC East title. The price for the disgruntled receiver is high — about $10.5 million this season and $30 million through 2016 — and Jackson can be a diva. But at least he’s a diva who produces. Unlike Albert Haynesworth and a series of other failed free agent signings in Washington’s past, Jackson is coming off a careerbest 1,332 yards (second-most in Philadelphia By Rick history). Redskins Snider fans might remember his 11 catches for 186 yards in two games against Washington last season. Acquiring Jackson would take away one asset from Philadelphia, which is reportedly ready to say good riddance because he doesn’t mesh well with coach Chip Kelly. Former college coaches always

have trouble adjusting to the pros, where grown men making big money aren’t intimidated. Trading for Jackson would also give Washington another bigplay receiver alongside Pierre Garcon. Washington hasn’t truly enjoyed two playmakers since its Super Bowl days nearly a quarter century ago. The price to acquire Jackson is reportedly a mid-round pick. Big deal. This isn’t the same sucker trade Philadelphia pulled when it sent Donovan McNabb to Washington in 2010. It would be more like the Redskins-Eagles deal when Sonny Jurgensen came to Washington in 1964. If Philadelphia wants a mid-level

pick, send quarterback Kirk Cousins instead. He won’t play for the Redskins unless Robert Griffin III is hurt, and Cousins didn’t show much last season over the final three games. He wouldn’t play in Philadelphia, either, sitting behind another younger passer in Nick Foles. It would be an easy deal to make if they’d take it instead of a fourth-rounder. Washington didn’t go for a big-name cornerback or safety in free agency, much to many fans’ dismay. General manager Bruce Allen has proven a fiscal conservative worthy of tea party leadership. (Note to Bruce: It’s OK to spend owner Dan Snyder’s money. He would prefer

Trading for DeSean Jackson would give Washington another big-play receiver alongside Pierre Garcon.

a playmaking receiver than another big yacht anyway.) Washington spent large for former Dallas defensive end Jason Hatcher, but who knows if he’s really a game-breaker. His 11 sacks in 2013 made for a breakout season after seven lowproduction years. The Redskins don’t have the defense to reach the playoffs. They’ll have to win shootouts. Given that Griffin is the beginning, middle and end of Washington’s postseason chances, the Redskins should pump up the offense and try to win 30-27 each week. New coach Jay Gruden will probably pass more this season, and having Jackson, Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed would bring the fury. Because it’s all about winning, right? Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

Snyder Says He’s ‘Excited’ About Future Redskins Redsk ins ow ner Dan Snyder expressed excitement about his team’s new chapter and said that already, first-year head coach Jay Gruden has impressed him with his knowledge and work ethic. Snyder, who consented to a brief interview Monday on his way to lunch while at the NFL’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., hadn’t spoken to reporters during the 2013 season, or following the 3-13 campaign that resulted in Mike Shanahan’s firing. He also hadn’t commented on the hiring of Gruden as his eighth head coach. “Difficult season,” Snyder said when asked about Washington’s collapse from NFC East Champs in 2012 to the owners of the second-worst record in the league in 2013. “Difficult season. But look forward to the new journey and excited about our future.” That future began on Jan. 9 when Snyder hired Gruden to take over the team, and tabbed general manager Bruce Allen to oversee the reconstruction of the roster. The coach’s drive and vision has proved impressive, Snyder said. “He’s terrific. Workaholic and a pleasure to be with,” Snyder said. “Very, very focused on making all the great football decisions, and it’s going to be exciting for us.” MIKE JONES (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Woods May Not Play In Masters Golf Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away. “For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you,” Woods said Monday at a news conference to announce that Quicken Loans is the new title sponsor of his golf tournament. “That’s kind of the frustrating thing about this.” The Masters is the only major tournament the 38-year-old Woods has never missed. Four of his 14 major championships came at Augusta National, including his first in 1997. He last won the green jacket in 2005. This year’s Masters is April 10-13. Woods is off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour, and he’s been troubled lately by back problems. He stopped playing in the final round at the Honda Classic on March 2 because of what he called back spasms and pain in his lower back. He tried to defend his title the following week at Doral, only for his back to flare up again in the final round, when he shot a 78, the highest Sunday score of his PGA Tour career and his first closing round without a birdie. Then last week, Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational because of persistent back pain. HOWARD FENDRICH (AP)

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Maryland Targets Texas Center Women’s Basketball The Terps would love to see as little of 6-foot-7 center Imani McGeeStafford as possible when fourthseeded Maryland hosts No. 5 seed Texas today in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Longhorns sophomore had 20 points and 12 rebounds in Texas’ opening win over Penn. “Our goal pretty much is to get Imani in foul trouble,” Maryland guard Lexie Brown said Monday. “Our 3-ball is going to be so important because if they’re worried about us, we can get the ball inside and pound it in there and get her out of the game.”

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McGee-Stafford was a bit taken back by such a declaration. “Well, I’m flattered that I’m a target,” she said. “But I’m not really sure that I’m the only thing they

should be worried about.” As if being tall and talented weren’t enough to draw attention, McGee-Stafford also catches the eye with her hair color, which matches the Longhorns’ uniform. “Last season I was known for having a big Afro,” she said. “And in the summer I cut it off, and since I’ve cut it off I’ve changed my hair color, like, every month. So if we make it out of this round I’ll probably have a different hair color when we go to the Sweet 16.” So what was her previous color? “It was red,” interjected coach Karen Aston. “We don’t really like red at Texas, so we got that changed pretty quick.” JOSEPH WHITE (AP)

year was far from assured, just like it is this season. As of Monday, Washington was one point out of the wild-card race with 10 games remaining. The Capitals are 4-0-1 in their past five games — one of their strongest stretches of the season. They have jumped out to early leads, shown a willingness to play an uglier style of hockey and have shaken off costly mistakes. That has led to an attitudinal shift in the locker room and the return of a “swagger” that Alzner said the Capitals have become known for. Brimming with newfound confidence and a renewed focus, the Capitals are prepared to finish strong once again. “We like to prove people wrong,” forward Eric Fehr said. “We’ve continually done that. People have counted us out of the playoffs a few times and we found a way to sneak in.” ADAM VINGAN (FOR E XPRESS)

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There’s a new academic program cropping up across campuses nationwide — including at UDC — that bridges the gap by creating professionals who pair scientific know-how with business savvy. It’s called the Professional Science Master’s degree (PSM). Created in 1997, PSM programs educate students in scientific, engineering or mathematical disciplines while also training them in management, communications, policy, regulatory issues and leadership. Though the degrees are highly marketable, O’Hara sees student demand as the real driving force. “Students are doing a lot of the pushing,” O’Hara said. “They want to learn to solve problems. They want practical skills. And real-life problems never fit in one academic field. They’re too messy.” Tolessa Deksissa is director of the Water Resources Institute at the University of the

District of Columbia as well as director of the school’s PSM in water resources management. He said a PSM helps job applicants answer the question, “what can you do for me if I hire you?” “They not only know the content, but they also know how it works,” Deksissa said. “They know why you have to do things a certain way.” He said most of his PSM students have been in the workforce for a few years and want to grow professionally or learn how to make changes at their companies. “A PSM gives them another dimension of skills that lets them get to the next level of the job,” Deksissa said. It’s a program that Debra Stewart, president of the Council of Graduate Schools, said might be a model for training professionals across a number of disciplines. “America is better than anyone else in the world about training people in the core, the content,” Stewart said. “But we haven’t spent as much time thinking about how people will take that advantage, that knowledge into the work setting.” Nationally, PSM programs have been highly successful for graduates. “People get first placements at remarkably high rates — 80 percent of them within months,” Stewart said. Some programs see 100 percent placement, such as the PSM in bioinformatics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Program director Gregory Buck says the field is so hot he can’t find enough people to support his own research grants. F

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BIO: CHRISTINA JACKSON Age: 33 Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. DEGREES: MBA from Marymount University; bachelor’s in English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill CAREER GOAL: Executive director or founder of a nonprofit education foundation. QUOTE: “I’ve always worked in education, and I always intend to. It’s tempting to look at some of the other options sometimes, but then I realize that there’s nothing in those job descriptions that appeals to me.”

BIO: SARAH SANCHEZ Age: 28 Hometown: Austin, Tx. DEGREES: Will complete an MBA at the University of Virginia this spring; bachelor’s in corporate communications, University of Texas, Austin CAREER GOAL: Has accepted a consulting position with Accenture that will begin after graduation in the spring. Also cofounded a company, Lamarca, that works with handbag and accessory designers in emerging countries. QUOTE: “I don’t have an aspiration to be an investment banker. I’m more into companies that make a difference, that empower communities.”

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worked with Belcorp, an international cosmetics company based in Lima — Lucea calls it the Avon of South America. Belcorp had backed social responsibility projects for years, mainly through a foundation. But the firm wanted a program that had value for more than the grant recipient. The students created a microinsurance program for Belcorp’s 1 million independent saleswomen in 16 countries. For saleswomen who paid $1.50 every three weeks, Belcorp would provide family health insurance in a part of world where parents often seek black-market loans if a child falls ill. Belcorp’s goal: Reduce the company’s staggering turnover rate. Lucea said the firm had to replace its entire sales force two or three times a year. Lucea said the project demonstrates how social responsibility can tie everything together — Belcorp employees benefitted, and so did the company. “Some companies spend more money publicizing corporate social responsibility than actually doing corporate social responsibility,” Lucea said. “It should be more than a photo of the CEO feeding a hungry person a bowl of soup.” From Jepsen’s perspective, companies are obligated to be good members of the community as well as creators of jobs. He and four other Maryland students are working on a consulting project they hope will lead to measurements of a company’s true impact on society. They’ve tentatively named it the Genuine Value-Added Indicator. The team is considering 26 metrics for everything from the

cost of pollution to the toll of long commutes. The effects of income equality are another possibility. “It’s great for business to have a lot of customers, but what happens if a company is limited in the number of customers it can have?” Jepsen said. “Can you measure that?” The program McClimon designed at Johns Hopkins is professional development for potential leaders and those already working in corporate social responsibility. “Their jobs have changed. Their companies have changed,” McClimon said. He sees more formalized training in academia’s future. “It’s just getting started — you can’t major in it yet,” he said. He expects that to change in the future, though. r

BIO: TOM JEPSEN Age: 31 Hometown: Greater Minneapolis DEGREES: Will complete an MBA from the University of Maryland this spring; bachelor’s in economics and international affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder CAREER GOAL: Will begin work with Deloitte as a federal strategy and operations consultant. Long term, he plans to focus on sustainability consulting and helping companies create a positive environmental impact. QUOTE: “Corporate social responsibility is amorphous and large, and it can mean different things to different people. To me, it means acting in business with a conscience.”

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BIO: JENYL WYRE MOODY Age: 29 Hometown: New York City DEGREES: Will graduate in May with dual master’s degrees in health care management and health care information technology from Marymount University; MBA in human resource management, University of Phoenix; bachelor’s in psychology, Pennsylvania State University CAREER GOAL: Works for Accenture, a management consulting and technology firm. She plans to continue working as a strategy consultant. QUOTE: The career importance of learning information technology is “like learning to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Sure, you could go to Starbucks every day and buy one. But if you never learn to make it, you’ll never understand it, and you’ll never be able to explain its importance to anyone else.”

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said. “At times this experience even changes minds. They might come in interested in systems but wind up more interested in policy.” Like many graduate programs today, health care administration curricula are built on experiential learning, with a focus on case studies, projects and teamwork. For Eileen Grande, who earned both an MBA and a master’s from Marymount University, that

experience has been invaluable, even if it involved creating a business plan for a nut- and gluten-free cupcake bakery. “It’s not the topic; it’s the exercise,” she said. “You have to do the same marketing research for cupcakes and hospitals. Who are your competitors? Who’s your market? The financial concepts translate straight through regardless of the sector.” r

Gains were largest in math and computer science, public administration, health sciences and engineering. Other fast-growing occupations such as counseling, therapists nurse-practitioners, and physician assistants also require master’s degrees, according to Stewart. “Graduate-degree holders are the key to solving some of the country’s health care, security, energy, global warming problems.” she said. One of the biggest challenges graduate schools face is helping more people earn advanced degrees in an era when student debt is at a historic high, Stewart said. She believes the problem begins before graduate school. “Undergraduates with no debt are 1.7 times more likely to go on to graduate school,” she said, adding that debt can keep underrepresented minorities out of grad school. That’s why the council has collaborated with financial services provider TIAA-CREF to develop GradSense. The goal is to let students balance information about potential debt with projected earnings and help them make smarter career decisions. Another component of the council’sfinancialliteracycampaign

BIO: APRIL SABADO Age: 34 Hometown: San Diego, Ca. DEGREES: Pursuing an MBA and a master’s in health care management at Marymount University; bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Maryland University College CAREER GOAL: An administrative position in the military health care system. QUOTE: “With everything that’s going on, it’s an exciting time to be a health care student right now.”

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Fernando Gomez had just earned his MBA from the University of Maryland University College in 2009 when he was struck by a boxing glove — or, rather, the idea of one. “I wanted to make a free weight that was as variable as possible,” says Gomez, who realized that exercisers holding his gloveinspired inventions would be able to do more than just lift them up and down. Thanks to the flat surface that would cover their knuckles, they could put the weights on the ground and rotate them (like the Perfect Pushup), or

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Despite his current athletic physique and expertise, exercising with Fistbells can still pose a challenge for Gomez. None of the weights are all that heavy — Fistbells are available in sets of 2 pounds, 3 pounds, 6 pounds and 10 pounds. But it’s how you use them that counts. When you hold them with an “active grip,” so the flat part is up against your wrist, muscles all along the arm get involved. The “low grip,” with the flat part hanging under your knuckles, isn’t as tough — until you realize that from that position, a Fistbell can take the place of a kettlebell for a series of swings. Gomez has devised more than 50 variations of Fistbell burpees. And he keeps coming up with new ways to use his Fistbell mat. One particularly tough move: the horizontal pectoral slide. Starting in regular pushup position, slide one hand out to the side while sinking down, and pull it back in as you get back up. “Ever y t hing is engaged,” Gomez says. So being struck by a boxing glove, even just the idea of one, can still hurt. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS)

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Inter nat iona lly renow ned Ashtanga yoga instructor Kino MacGregor is the kind of person who doesn’t just put both of her legs behind her head — she does it while smiling. “Just for fun,” she recently attempted a no-hands headstand. (Yes, that’s a headstand that requires balancing on just your skull.) The pose “is a good test and teacher of alignment,” says MacGregor, who posted photographic evidence that she actually did it “for a very brief second.” So when MacGregor plans a weekend of workshops at Woodley Park Yoga (see box), you’d better believe people will have their cameras ready. In fact, MacGregor — whose home is in Miami Beach, where she and her husband run the Miami Life Center — is already thinking about the photos she’ll take in D.C. A s par t of her mont hlong #backbendmadness challenge

If You Go Kino MacGregor will lead four workshops this weekend for Woodley Park Yoga at the Edmund Burke School (4101 Connecticut Ave. NW). On Saturday, she’ll guide students through the Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series at 9 a.m. and offer “Fly like a Bird: All About Bakasana” at 1 p.m. On Sunday, she’ll offer a Mysore-style practice at 8 a.m. and teach “Strong Steady Grace,” which focuses on arm balances, at noon. The full weekend is $195; each session is $55. To register, email elsie@woodleyparkyoga.com. V.H. on Instagram, MacGregor is demonstrating progressively tougher poses every day in March. While she’s here, it’ll be time to show off scorpion handstand, which requires standing on your hands while bringing the soles of your feet to your head. MacGregor is soliciting suggestions of an iconic D.C. location for the photo. “I’d love to do it any place I won’t get arrested,” she jokes. All kidding aside, the fact that MacGregor can pull off so many of these advanced poses has helped change perceptions of Ashtanga. Although women have long been practitioners of this style of yoga, the leaders have traditional-

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ly been men. Her photos are proof that women are just as strong as the guys. “There was talk the female body couldn’t do these movements,” MacGregor says. “It was a huge mental block.” Many of the hurdles that arise in yoga are in the brain, not the body, MacGregor adds. That’s why when she’s teaching, she likes to help participants push their boundaries. At the point when they want to quit, she encourages them to keep going, to turn it into a mental exercise. That technique has allowed MacGregor to continue to progress in Ashtanga. In January, she finally completed the discipline’s fourth series of poses — an undertaking she began six years ago. “It used to be so challenging that it would put me in a bad mood,” MacGregor says. Luckily for her students, the learning process ended up boosting her empathy, she adds. She understands how tricky it can be for newbies to work their way through even the first few postures in Ashtanga’s primary series. So her latest project is aimed directly at helping them. In April, MacGregor is releasing a beginner’s DVD with five practices, starting with a breakdown of sun salutations. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

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Three Turns For the Worse Indoor cycling expert Jennifer Sage points out troubling trends Jennifer Sage, founder of the Indoor Cycling Association, has devoted her career to educating instructors: It’s their job to make sure students continue on the path to better health, stronger muscles and improved endurance. And they don’t always do the best job of leading the way. For D.C. instructors in need of a tuneup, Sage and colleague Tom Scotto are coming to town to offer a weekend conference at Off Road Indoor Cycling (905 U St. NW, offroaddc.com). It starts Friday night with a 90-minute ride that’s open to all ($25). Saturday and Sunday are packed with various sessions ($69-$109 each, or $299 for all) that delve into technique, technology and training methodology.  Sage, who has been teaching indoor cycling for nearly two decades, hopes the course will help put the brakes on some of the more troubling trends she says are common in classes around the country recently. Here are three:

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“High intensity is all the rage,” Sage says, but it’s only effective as a training strategy if the instructor understands heart rate and knows what constitutes aerobic activity versus anaerobic. Even when high intensity is done well, it can be overdone, Sage says: “It’s like going to the gym and only doing bicep curls. There’s so much else you can tap into.” On the opposite side of the spectrum: the instructor who tries to toss a little bit of everything into a single workout. “When you do that, everything is watered down, and nothing gets the attention it deserves,” Sage says. 

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Jennifer Sage, left, works to keep cycling instructors on the right path.

Not Keeping It Real One popular add-on in cycling classes are the light weights that students can lift while riding. Sage sees this as a waste of time (“You can’t target many muscles that way,” she says) and even dangerous. Instructors already don’t pay enough attention to bike set-up, she says. Forcing a student to sit in an unnatural position for these weighttraining segments — or for pushups or crunches — interferes with proper pedaling mechanics. And that limits the benefits of a ride, Sage says. She preaches that you should treat an indoor bike the way you would an outdoor one. And no one would consider doing bent-over rows while riding on a trail.  

Wrong Notes

Some instructors pick the songs they’ll play in class before they decide what they’re teaching. This is a big no-no, says Sage, who always DJs with a particular goal in mind. She finds tunes that match her objectives, both in terms of beats per minute and emotional content. “I think of the music as soundtrack to a movie,” she says. “You have to create a screenplay first.” VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

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GWAR’s Brockie Dies at 50 Obituary Dave Brockie, who as “Oderus Urungus” fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-bloodsoaked stage shows for more than three decades, has died. He was 50. Officers were called to Brockie’s home Sunday evening and found the singer dead inside the home, Richmond police spokeswoman Dionne Waugh said Monday. Detectives don’t suspect foul play at this time, and the medical examiner’s office will determine cause of death, Waugh said. The band, founded in 1984, is known for its comically grotesque costumes, stage antics and vulgar lyrics. GWAR was nominated for Grammy Awards for best long-form music video in 1993 for “Phallus in Wonderland” and for best metal performance for “S.F.W.” in 1996. GWAR released its latest album, “Battle Maximus,” in September 2013. Brockie remained a constant in the band that has had a revolving door of members, including lead guitarist Cory Smoot, who was found dead on the band’s tour bus in North Dakota in 2011. He was 34. MICHAEL FELBERBAUM (AP)

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Bible on the Big Screen ‘Noah’ is the latest scriptural adaptation to reach out to a new audience: churchgoers Film In the beginning of their work together on “Noah,” director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: “I’ll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you.” It ’s an unlikely project: a $130 million Bible-based studio film made by a widely respected filmmaker (“Black Swan,” “Requiem for a Dream”) few would have pegged as a modern-day DeMi-

lle. “Noah” is a culmination of the Biblical film shift brought on by Mel Gibson’s independently produced “The Passion of the Christ,” which awakened Hollywood with a $612 million box office haul in 2004. When Jonathan Bock started his company Grace Hill Media in 2000 to consult Hollywood studios on reaching the faith community, the two “really didn’t know each other,” he says. Since then, films like “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “The Blind Side” have benefited from outreach to churchgoers. “You’ve seen the faith community go from almost pariah status or fly-over status to now being seen as an important market,” says Bock, who consulted on “Noah.” “In my

Get the Popcorn A slew of other religious stories are set to join “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe, above left:

“Son of God” (February) Based on the miniseries “The Bible”; stars Diogo Morgado, above center, as Jesus. “God’s Not Dead“ (March) A Christian college student tries to prove to his professor that God is real. “Exodus“ (December) Christian Bale, above right, stars as Moses in Ridley Scott’s adaptation. “The Redemption of Cain” (TBA) Will Smith is producing this vampire twist on Cain and Abel. “Gods and Kings” (rumored) Ang Lee replaces Steven Spielberg as director of this possible Moses epic.

mind, what we’re seeing is another renaissance where the greatest artists are telling the greatest stories every told.” Though Hollywood largely swore off the Bible epic when films like 1965’s “The Greatest Story Ever Told” flopped, the revival dovetails recent trends. Figures like Noah come with no licensing fee, and, often, plenty of opportunity for flashy special effects. Aronofsky believes he has a history of artistic ambition on his side. “What is literalism when it comes to interpreting and making an artistic representation of the text?” Aronofsky says. “Is Michelangelo’s David a literal interpretation of what David looked like?” JAKE COYLE (AP)

It’s High Time: In an interview with website celebstoner.com, Tommy Chong, far left, said he would reunite with longtime comedy partner Cheech Marin, left, for a new film in the “Cheech and Chong” franchise. “Super Troopers” director Jay Chandrasekhar is set to direct. Chong told the website that in the script, which Chandrasekhar will write, the duo attend “a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” (E XPRESS)

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