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Easter Bunny Was Hiding Eggs Where They Couldn’t Be Found Members of the Northampton, Mass., Fire Department hopped into action when they heard the Easter Bunny was trapped and needed help. Four members of the department on Sunday rushed to help after getting a call from a woman who said the bunny belonging to the little girl she was baby-sitting escaped and hid under the porch. The Republican of Springfield reports that firefighter Jesse Rosnick had to crawl through the dirt to grab the girl’s furry friend. (AP) THOUSAND-DOLLAR MENU



Learning From Obama’s Error Rhode Island’s Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. University President Ronald Machtley says students ask him to take selfies on the Smithfield campus all the time. But he says having more than 800 students snap photos with him as they get their degrees will slow down the already hourslong ceremony. (AP)

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TV’s Future in Court’s Hands Justices’ decision on Aereo could reshape how we watch shows Washington An obscure Internet startup is roiling the television industry with an old-school technology: the antenna. The startup, Aereo, uses thousands of tiny antennas to capture broadcast television programs, then converts the shows into online video streams for subscribers in 11 cities. What Aereo doesn’t do is pay licensing fees to the broadcast networks that produce the programs. And that has put Aereo at the center of a fierce debate over the reach of copyright laws, the accessibility of public airwaves and the future of TV. Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a civil case filed against the 2-year-old private firm by ABC, CBS, NBC and other major broadcasters alleging that Aereo is no different from cable and satellite firms that are required to pay hefty fees to rebroadcast their shows. “Quite simply, Aereo takes copyrighted material, profits from it and does so without compensating copyright holders,” said Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters. But Aereo argues that it is enti-


Aereo’s Argument When a cable company rebroadcasts an ABC show, for example, it is offering a “public” performance and must pay the network retransmission fees. But because licensing payments are not required for private performances, people without cable can use antennas to capture over-the-air TV programs for their viewing. Aereo argues that it is no more than an antenna rental service. Its customers pick the shows they want to watch and Aereo assigns them an antenna and positions it to capture the show from local airwaves. That makes Aereo merely a mediator of “private” performances, the company argues, because each antenna rebroadcasts to just one subscriber.

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Aereo operates in New York, Boston and Baltimore, among other locations. Plans for the D.C. area were held up last fall by problems negotiating space for its local “farm” of antennas and servers. The company hopes to launch in the District later this year and eventually expand nationwide. But it is unlikely to survive if it doesn’t win the case. (T WP)

tled to draw freely from programs transmitted on public airwaves. If successful, the argument has the potential to blow apart the expensive channel bundles that have been forced on American households and dramatically change the way people watch programs. Live sports and other popular shows that are available only on broadcast TV or cable television could be accessed

more conveniently and cheaply over the Internet. That could lead many consumers to cut the cable cord in favor of a much cheaper alternative: a broadband Internet connection and subscriptions to Aereo, Netflix and Hulu. The average price of basic cable is nearly $100 a month. Broadband Internet plus subscriptions to Aereo and Netflix is less than $60. (Aereo’s service starts

The proportion of American households that have cut the cable cord, meaning they’ve canceled their cable or satellite TV subscriptions while keeping high-speed Internet services — up from 4.5 percent in 2010, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services and reported in USA Today.

12.4% The proportion of households that include at least one millennial (ages 18 to 34 ) that go without cable TV, up from 4.5 percent in 2010. (E XPRESS)

at $8 a month for about two dozen local over-the-air stations.) District residents Katrin Verclas and Bob Boorstin are anxious for a way to cut their cable subscription, but they’ve kept it for baseball games and other programs. They cringe at the thought of paying $130 a month for cable so Boorstin won’t miss Nationals games. With Aereo, baseball site MLB.TV, and maybe another app, they would gladly use the Internet for all their video news and entertainment. “I’d rather spend money on faster Internet,” Verclas said, “than hundreds of channels we never watch.” CECILIA KANG AND ROBERT BARNES (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Defendant Dies After Being Shot in Courthouse A defendant died Monday after being shot by a U.S. marshal during an attack on a witness during a racketeering trial in federal court in Salt Lake City. The FBI said Siale Angilau, 25, was shot in the chest as he rushed the witness with a pen in an aggressive manner. Authorities said Angilau, who had not been restrained, was shot several times in front of a jury that had been selected Friday. (AP) SEATTLE

Scouts Ban Church That Let Gay Man Lead Troop The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. Rainier Beach United Methodist Church was told last week that it no longer could host troops under the Boy Scouts name. The church has stood by leader Geoff McGrath, 49. (AP)

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A 16-year-old runaway scrambled over an airport fence in San Jose, Calif., crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that stirred concern about possible weak spots in the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet. The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday. Authorities found him wandering around the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the FBI and taken to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed. FBI spokesman Tom Simon said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. It was not immediately clear how the boy stayed alive in the unpressurized space. Wheel-well


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surveillance, German shepherds and Segway-riding police officers. The San Jose airport is surrounded by fences, although many sections do not have barbed wire and could easily be scaled. Isaac Yeffet, a former head of security for the Israeli airline El Al, said the breech shows that U.S. airport security still has weaknesses, despite billions of dollars invested. “Shame on us for doing such a terrible job,” he said. “Perimeters are not well protected. We see it again and again.” The boy was released to child protective services in Hawaii and not charged, Simon said.



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The Problem During the peak war years, the Army grew to about 570,000. Already down to about 522,000, it must shrink to 490,000 by October 2015, and then to 450,000 two years later. If automatic budget cuts resume, the Army will have to get down to 420,000 — a size service leaders say may not allow them to wage even one major campaign. (AP)

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Vice President Joe Biden brought his aviators with him Monday to Ukraine. KIEV, UKRAINE

Biden Visits Ukraine Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within “days, not weeks” whether Russia is abiding by the accord, a U.S. diplomat said. (AP)

Mokpo, South Korea South Korean President Park Geun-hye castigated the captain and some crew members of a sunken ferry on Monday, saying their actions in abandoning a vessel with hundreds of passengers still aboard were “tantamount to murder.” Park’s comments came in the face of criticism about her government’s response to the disaster amid a growing sense of fury in South Korea about alleged criminal incompetence aboard the ferry Sewol.

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Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community. Nepal’s government said late Monday it would consider the Sherpa’s demands for more insurance money, more financial aid for the families of the victims, the formation of a relief fund and regulations that would ensure climbers’ rights. A committee formed with guides, rescuers and others will make its recommendations today, said Maddhu Sudan Burlakoti, head of the mountaineering department. A total Sherpa boycott could critically disrupt the Everest climbing season, which is key to the livelihood of thousands of Nepali guides and porters. Everest climbers have long relied on Sherpas for every-


Parents: More Girls Than Reported Taken in Nigeria Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday. The higher figure came out a week after the kidnappings. (AP) BAGHDAD

33 Killed in Iraq Attacks Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

Family members continue to grieve for missing passengers aboard the Sewol.

could complicate the already emotional proceedings. During a meeting with advisers, Park criticized the captain for leaving a 25-year-old third mate — “an


entry-level worker” — in charge of navigating the narrow waterway where the ferry ran into trouble, according to a transcript from the presidential office. Park also noted that a maritime operator on shore repeatedly urged the Sewol to evacuate its passengers — something the Sewol crew members said was impossible because the vessel had already tilted drastically. “Right after the accident, the captain didn’t comply with orders for evacuation from [the maritime operator] and told the passengers to stay where they are,” Park said. “But he then abandoned them and escaped first. This is unthinkable legally and morally.” CHICO HARL AN ( THE WASHINGTON POST )

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The U.S. is looking into whether a toxic chemical was deployed in areas of Syria that are controlled by rebel forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday the chemical was likely chlorine, if it was used. (AP)

The captain, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested Friday along with two other crew members, and prosecutors on Monday said four additional crew members — two first mates, one second mate and an engineer — have been detained. All face charges stemming from the quick abandonment of the ship and their failure to first assist passengers in evacuating. As South Korea mourns and prepares for a long series of funerals, it is also grappling with an emerging criminal case that could sort out some of the responsibility for the disaster. Some South Koreans, though acknowledging the apparent irresponsibility of the crew, said Park’s comments on the case were made prematurely and

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Family of killed mountaineers mourn Monday at a funeral in Katmandu, Nepal.

thing from hauling gear to cooking food to high-altitude guiding. Some Sherpas had already left the mountain by Monday, either joining the boycott or mourning their friends and colleagues. At least 13 Sherpas were killed

when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered a cascade that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three Sherpas missing in Friday’s avalanche are presumed dead. BINAJ GURUBACHARYA (AP)

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaeda militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far. The assault appeared to be a significant escalation in the U.S. and Yemeni campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group’s powerful branch in the southern Arabian nation. The United States has been striking al-Qaeda positions in the country heavily with drone strikes the past two years, trying to cripple the group after it was driven out of several southern cities it took over in 2011. (AP)

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D.C. to Reissue Licenses All District IDs must be replaced to comply with a federal law Washington There’s no good way to break it to you, D.C. license holders. You’re going to have to make a trip to the DMV, all 540,000 of you. Starting May 1, the District will start issuing REAL ID licenses that conform to stringent federal regulations, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced last week. Any driver’s license issued before that date will need to be replaced by Oct. 1, 2014 to enter


The number of states that have updated licenses, including Maryland, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Virginia was granted an extension until Oct. 10.

certain federal buildings and by 2016 to board a domestic flight (a passport can still be used, too). Although the D.C. DMV changed the design and security features of its licenses in November in anticipation of the REAL ID rollout, licenses issued since then do not have the REAL ID credential, according to Department of Motor Vehicles Director Lucinda Babers.

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Are Air Bags the New Stereo for Thieves? Fairfax police report the safety devices stolen from 50 cars Fairfax County, Va. Enterprising thieves have turned laundry detergent into “liquid gold.” They’ve stripped copper from churches. Now, add a new item to the list you’d never thought they would target: air bags.

Fairfax County police report the safety devices have been stolen from more than 50 cars this year. Arlington police said a couple of weeks ago air bags were stolen from multiple cars in the Fairlington, Va., area. Ditto in Maryland’s Howard County in March and Montgomery County last year. Police and experts say there is a healthy black market for the items. Air bags retail for about $1,000, but stolen ones only cost $50 to $200,

according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The group reports about 50,000 air bags are stolen across the country each year, totaling $50 million. Crooked repair shops install stolen air bags and then pocket the difference between the lower black market price and the market rate they charge the insurance company. “It’s become so brazen and bold they are selling these air bags on eBay and Craigslist,” said AAA Mid-

Atlantic spokesman John Townsend. “When a shop is installing an air bag that’s stolen, it could be compromised. That’s a potential safety risk — they may not deploy as they are supposed to.” If car owners are having an air bag installed, Townsend suggested they ask a repair shop to see the box the safety device came in or a receipt from the manufacturer. The most recent air bag thefts in Fairfax County targeted seven vehi-

cles in the Fairfax City area during the overnight hours of April 4 and 5, police said. Nine vehicles parked in the Annandale area were also hit overnight on April 9 and 10. Some of the cars have been unlocked, but in the majority of cases thieves are smashing out the rear window of a locked vehicle, police said. The suspects open the hood, disconnect the battery and remove the air bag. JUSTIN JOUVENAL (THE WASHINGTON POST)

McAuliffe Touts Achievements of His First 100 Days Richmond Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe marked his 100th day in office Monday by trumpeting a range of accomplishments and vowing to redouble his efforts to push for his still-elusive goal of Medicaid expansion. In a speech at the Library of Virginia and in a glossy 32-page booklet issued for the occasion, McAuliffe recapped work to strengthen ethics in government, prioritize transportation spending and reform school testing, among others. Republicans noted that some

of the biggest initiatives McAuliffe took credit for originated with legislation proposed by GOP legislators. “The Governor also attempted today to take credit for several significant initiatives championed by House Republicans,” Matthew Moran, spokesman for House McAuliffe Speaker William Howell, said in a written statement. McAuliffe vowed in his speech not to give up on plans to expand

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Dome-Improvement Project Stripping and Priming

When the U.S. Capitol dome was built in the 1860s, cast iron was the high-tech building material of its day, easier to erect than stone, more fireproof than wood. But if the people’s business never stops below, neither do the wind and rain above — and now, after 150 years of duty as Washington’s symbol of democracy, the dome is getting an overdue, $60 million makeover. The building will be closed to the public until April 28 to allow preparatory work, but will be open for the entire two-year process.

Statue of Freedom The nearly 20-foottall bronze Statue of Freedom is not part of this project except for its castiron base, which will be restored.


All 10 layers or more of old paint will be blasted off with garnet grains, one roughly 3,000-square-foot section at a time. Containment structures around each section will keep contaminants out of the air. Blasting equipment

Layers of old paint

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Crack filled with epoxy

A few things have to occur before the repair begins. The Rotunda will be closed while interior work is done to protect visitors and art from debris that could be shaken loose. After that, intense exterior work will start.

Staging Area The staging area will be an acre-size zone at the northwest corner of the grounds. From there, a series of hoists and stairs will ferry people and supplies onto the dome.

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Surrounding the Outside Fifty-two miles of scaffolding is being erected around the 199-foot dome. The cupola’s curves can’t bear weight, so scaffolding will bridge those areas. Most work will be at night, with symmetrical lighting offering interesting photo ops.


Finding the Problems Many cracks are obvious — the largest is about 2 feet long — but even tiny ones can spread if not repaired. In an effort to find them, workers will examine the bare metal. When they see small cracks, they will use magnetic powder and magnets to reveal edges.

Repainting Uncoated cast iron begins to flash-rust within eight hours, so each section will be primed with a rust inhibitor immediately. After repairs are done, about 1,215 gallons of paint will be sprayed, rolled and brushed over the primer. A “Dome White” top-coat sealer should last 12 to 16 years.

Fixing Ornaments Repairing Cracks

More than 100 cast-iron pieces, such as grape clusters and acorns, have fallen off over the years, and many more have broken, cracked or rusted. They will be replaced or recast. Damaged area

The Civil War-era cast iron is less than half an inch thick but so dense that the dome weighs nearly 9 million pounds. Welding would crack the brittle metal even more, so a stitching technique will be used to repair cracks and attach Dutchman patches.

Damaged area

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Replacing Some ornaments, as well as large, damaged areas of the dome, may need to be replaced by cutting out a chunk and attaching a new piece. That type of repair is called a Dutchman.

Recasting Missing ornaments will be recast at a foundry in Utah. New ornaments must match the old ones as closely as possible, so some molds may need to be made by hand. Recasting an ornament can take up to 12 weeks.

Sources: Eugene Poole, project manager for Architect of the Capitol; Carlos Elias, superintendent of the Capitol building; Gary J. Reed of Lock-N-Stitch; John Allen of Allen Architectural Metals; Thomas McGonegal of Safway Services.

Window Work

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The dome’s windows, 36 per level, are the original, greenlead glass placed during the Civil War, anchored in wooden frames. Broken windows will be removed, repaired or replaced.

A five-layered, doughnut-shaped netting made of rope and fabric will hang in the rotunda throughout the repairs to catch any falling debris. The “Apotheosis of Washington” fresco will be visible through the hole in the middle.

Stitching Cracks Metalworkers drill holes along the entire length of the crack, then insert steel pins threaded like screws. The pins overlap slightly and are coated with a sealant for a watertight fit.

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Wizards forward Nene, left, scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds Sunday in Washington’s Game 1 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

It’s a Big Man’s Game Now The Wizards are back to relying on their big men. Forget the highly drafted guards who are supposed to be the team’s core; they provide regular-season entertainment. The postseason belongs to the real men underneath, the gritty performers who throw elbows and sweat their way to loose balls. Washington’s frontcourt was the key to the Wizards’ first Game 1 victory in a playoff series since 1986. Their 102-93 beat down of the Chicago Bulls on Sunday shows the Wizards By Rick aren’t content just Snider making the playoffs for the first time in six years. Guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, supposedly the soul of the offense, converted only 7 of 25 shots Sunday. The Wizards’ offense went through the frontcourt. Forwards Nene and Trevor Ariza and center

Marcin Gortat combined for 57 points. The frontcourt starters have playoff experience with former teams, and Nene especially showed he was ready for the big stage with 24 points and eight rebounds. The 11-year veteran controlled the game and outdueled Chicago’s Joakim Noah. Nobody expected that, but Nene has always been Washington’s true leader. Wall was Washington’s first overall pick in 2010 and he’s the franchise player for the long term, but the now belongs to Nene. That’s why the team was so patient during his six-week

rehab from a sprained knee. Before his injury, Washington was 60-61 with Nene and 8-34 without the Brazilian, who came to Washington in March 2012. The Wizards were able to go 12-9 down the stretch of the regular season without Nene, but they always knew his return was needed to make a playoff run. Nene played in four of the final five games to get back up to speed for the playoffs, and his 14.3 points per game average in that stretch mirrored his season average (14.2). The Wizards can’t survive the down-and-dirty Bulls without the frontcourt grinding away. On Sunday,

The Wizards can’t survive the down-and-dirty Bulls without the frontcourt grinding away.

Nene took charge early and the backcourt mostly watched. Reserve Andre Miller pitched in with 10 big points, but Wall’s 16 points seemed to overstate his impact on the game. Wall and Beal missed their combined three 3-point attempts. Instead, it was Ariza taking advantage of his chances by hitting 3 of 5 from outside and scoring 18 points overall. Ariza has played for six different teams in his career, but his experience is valued by the Wizards. Chicago will surely refocus to counter Washington’s frontcourt, making it vital Wall and Beal recover. If Washington’s guards thrive in Game 2, Chicago won’t have a solution. If the Wizards’ backcourt fails, the big men must prove invincible again. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

As the Wizards gradually shifted their roster this season — adding Al Harrington, Drew Gooden and Andre Miller, while shipping out Jan Vesely and rarely playing Otto Porter Jr. — there started to be some confusion about whether this should still be considered a “young” team. But are they young? Here’s a calculated average age (weighted by minutes played) of every NBA playoff team through one postseason contest. This only takes into account the minutes distributions in the opening games of the series over the weekend. It doesn’t account for injuries, or foul trouble. The ages are as of Feb. 1, which is what provides. And there are slight rounding issues; every team that played four quarters isn’t credited with exactly 240 minutes. Still, in rough terms at least, here are the 16 playoff teams, from youngest to oldest: Houston Rockets Toronto Raptors Charlotte Bobcats Portland Trail Blazers Washington Wizards Indiana Pacers Oklahoma City Thunder L.A. Clippers Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs Brooklyn Nets Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks

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Jeptoo Repeats at Boston Rita Jeptoo, left, of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon women’s title she said she could not enjoy a year ago. Jeptoo finished in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. American Shalane Flanagan, who went to high school in nearby Marblehead, Mass., finished seventh after leading for more than half the race. She gambled by setting the early pace, but fell back near the 21-mile mark. (AP)

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In Show of Defiance, Thousands Run Race Under heavy security that included a battery of surveillance cameras and police officers on rooftops, nearly 36,000 runners hit the streets Monday in the first Boston Marathon since last year’s deadly bombing, sending a powerful message of resilience. “I showed up, I’m back, and I am going to finish what I didn’t finish last year,” said Mary Cunningham, 50, of St. Petersburg,

Fla., who was stopped a mile short of the finish line by the explosions on April 15, 2013. The two pressure-cooker bombs that went off near the end of the 26.2-mile course killed three people and wounded more than 260 in a hellish spectacle of torn limbs, smoke and broken glass. This year, police were deployed in force along the route, with helicopters circling above and bombsniffing dogs checking trash cans. A total of 35,755 athletes were


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registered to run, the second-largest field in its history, with many coming to show support for the city and its signature sporting event. “Boston Strong” — the unofficial slogan adopted after the terrorist attack — was everywhere. At 2:49 p.m., the time the bombs went off, spectators observed a moment of silence at the finish line. It was followed by some of the loudest cheers of the day as people whooped, clapped and rang cowbells. (AP)




O’s Ruin Boston’s Day The Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz, above, in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston’s Patriots’ Day morning game with a 7-6 win Monday over the Red Sox. The game began at 11:09 a.m., about an hour before Meb Keflezighi crossed the Boston Marathon finish line just over a mile away. (AP)

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Harvey and Karen Pitts took a tour of the new gym in their neighborhood Sunday morning. While Harvey, 44, tested out one of the situp benches, Karen, 43, pumped out a set of lat pulldowns. They explored the rest of the strength training equipment — which includes stations for chest presses, squats and pullups — and then examined a cluster of cardio machines. “This is perfect. You can tone up and do your stretches and walk on home,” Henry decreed as he adjusted to the swinging handles and gliding pedals of an elliptical. And you can’t beat the price: free. That’s because they were working out in Anacostia Park at the District’s first Fitness Zone, which officially opens with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. today. The project is part of a nationwide push for outdoor exercise facilities by the Trust for Public Land, a San Franciscobased organization that promotes park usage. Since the program started in 2007, the trust has established nearly 40 Fitness Zones, mostly in Los Angeles and Miami. In 2012, the trust worked with the National Park Service to identify eight potential sites in the D.C. area. Anacostia Park was at the top of that list. Some outdated fitness equipment was already sitting in the middle of a field there, says Julie Kutruff of the National Park Service. The time was right to replace it with nicer stuff, she adds, especially since the ongoing development of the Anacostia

Anacostia resident Kathryn Payton lifts herself on the lat pull station at the new Fitness Zone in Anacostia Park.

Riverwalk Trail was making the park more accessible. “It’s another reason to get people to come here,” Kutruff says. And the more people visit the park, the more they’ll appreciate the nature that lives there, she says. The park service purchased the equipment for $25,000 but didn’t have funds to install it — until the Trust for Public Land secured a $30,000 donation from the consulting firm ICF International. Installation began on April 1. As soon as the security fencing came down on April 11, folks rushed in to try out the equipment, says the trust’s Kent Whitehead. He sees that as an indicator of the need for a Fitness Zone. “When you look at where gyms are located in the District, this neighborhood doesn’t have them,” he says.

It’s also a sign that the Trust for Public Land has figured out proper placement from its experience with previous Fitness Zones, Whitehead adds. One strategy that works: setting up the equipment around a play area (in this case, the pirate ship marooned at Anacostia Drive and Nicholson Street SE), so parents can use it while watching their kids. The combo makes sense, Kutruff

says. Adults have one fewer excuse for skipping a workout, and they can set a good example for children. Each of the 18 pieces of equipment has a sign explaining how to use it, so anyone can follow the Pitts family’s lead and just start exercising. Whitehead and Kutruff have also reached out to local trainers, encouraging them to bring clients to the park and host classes incor-

The Play Must Go On Typical playgrounds have swings, slides and monkey bars for kids. What do grown-ups get? Boring benches. That doesn’t seem fair, says D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation spokesman John Stokes. So as part of Play DC — an initiative to overhaul 40 of the city’s playgrounds — many of the spaces are being outfitted with adult exercise equipment. “We wanted to look at the life span of facilities, and offer options for all ages,” Stokes says. Like the larger Fitness Zone in Anacostia Park, the

porating the equipment. No one can reserve the Fitness Zone. “But if we have a line of people waiting to use a machine, that’s a good problem to have,” says Whitehead, who hopes fitness experts will post exercise ideas to the park website. (The pushup bars, for instance, can also be used as hurdles, he says.) Probably no one will be as good at coming up with alternative uses for the equipment than its most active users: kids. The Fitness Zone may be designed for adults, but the playground set is also eager to row, bike and hoist heavy stuff. After inspecting the setup on Sunday, Jason Vezina, 36, said he suspected his daughter would be spending a lot more time with the situp bench “because she could slide down it.” VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS)

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Christina Hendricks, who plays the brash bombshell Joan on “Mad Men,” still finds it surreal that the show is coming to an end after seven seasons: After the show airs seven episodes this spring, it will take a yearlong break before concluding with its final seven in 2015. But Joan appears to be in a good place. Over the years, she’s suffered many difficulties representative of what women dealt with in the 1960s-era workplace. But she’s still standing, and is now more powerful than ever. We talked to Hendricks, 38, just as “Mad Men” is starting to film next year’s episodes, and got her thoughts on Joan’s best moments and fans’ relationship with the show.

ing the character?

It was interesting in the beginning because you had to really think about each moment you took and make sure you weren’t reacting like a modern woman who has these opportunities; you had to stop and remind yourself of those things. And I think now it sort of comes second nature to us.

“[The men of ‘Mad Men’] don’t know how to see someone smart and talented and powerful and also take pride in how they look.”

What would Joan think of the “Lean In” phenomenon, in terms of encouraging women to be more aggressive and climb the ladder and not be afraid to speak up?


I think for quite a few seasons you just saw Joan believe that she had the top position she was even capable of getting, and she was going to do the best absolute job that she could and she was. And it sort of helped to see Peggy widen the ranks at work. … I think it took seeing other people do it as well to realize that she didn’t just have to be the best at what she was doing, she could be the best at something even greater.


Are you getting nostalgic for the end, or does it still seem far away?

Are you ever surprised by the topics “Mad Men” covers that people can really relate to so closely today, even years later?

I’ve been nostalgic already for quite sometime, I think I started last season. (laughs) It’s going to be a big change for us, so we’re all feeling it pretty much by this point. Joan is a progressive woman, but she tries to be realistic about the ways a woman can succeed in that era. What’s it like balancing that while play-



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I don’t think so, I mean, they’re very human stories. And unfortunately, even some of the stuff with racism and sexism and things like that, that stuff still very much goes on today. It’s just easier to talk about it when you look at it [through the lens of] history. … But it also opens up the conversation that it’s still happening. EMILY YAHR (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Baby Crazy: Aubrey Plaza told Vulture at the Tribeca Film Festival that she’s jealous of her “Parks and Recreation” co-star Amy Poehler, whose character is pregnant on the show. “I think they’re doing it to spite me,” Plaza said, “because for years I’ve been begging them to let me get April [Plaza’s character] pregnant and now they’re just getting her pregnant right in my face.” Plaza also hyped Thursday’s season finale, saying it would be “very satisfying.” (E XPRESS)

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The Post’s Chelsea Clinton baby name generator, set up to “find the perfect baby name — one that could possibly be printed on campaign posters in 2052.” You choose the baby’s sex, whether the name should be inspired by popular vote or presidential aspirations and how the last name will be constructed. And voila: “Zoe Southeast Clinton-Mezvinsky.” Maybe.

“The arms race to open the first cat cafe in the Americas just had a warhead dropped in its water dish.” — LIZ CLAYTON AT SPRUDGE.COM

reports on Purina’s upcoming cat cafe, which will be open Thursday through Sunday at a coffee shop on Bowery Street in Manhattan and feature adoptable cats from a local animal shelter. Which local shop should bring this trend to our region? Volunteer your pick by tweeting us @WaPoExpress.

“In greater Vancouver, how much you can get for a house depends in part on whether the street address ends with a ‘4’ or an ‘8.’ ” — TOM JACOBS AT PSMAG.COM dissects findings from an Economic Inquiry report that in Vancouver neighborhoods where ethnic Chinese residents make up at least 18 percent of the population, houses with addresses ending with a “4” sold with an average $8,000 discount and houses with an “8” sold at a $10,000 premium. “The pronunciation of the word for ‘four’ is very similar to the word for ‘death’ in Mandarin, Cantonese, and several Chinese dialects,” the researchers wrote. “Conversely, the word for ‘eight’ is phonetically similar to the word for prosperity or wealth.”

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“The White House Easter Bunny is the creepiest thing in the world.” — @ALEXYUDELSON articulates

the general sentiment on Twitter that the White House Easter Egg Roll’s costumed pal, shown above during a tender moment between the president and first lady at Monday’s event, is right out of “Donnie Darko.” Maybe it’s that intense blue eyeshadow? Chilling.

“The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist.” — SONIA SARAIYA AT AVCLUB.COM

points out the difference between the original text and the on-screen version of “Game of Thrones” in its 2011 series premiere. Saraiya calls out the HBO show for having an obsession with rape for the sake of attracting “the all-important male demographic.” The most recent episode again transformed an encounter into the forced, non-consensual variety.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ll be questioning your own progress throughout the day, but you’ll have a fan who keeps you confident even as you face certain obstacles. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You may have to work longer than usual to achieve a result that is nothing beyond routine, but your day is complicated by many things. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You’ll have a certain amount of freedom with which to do what you most want — but time will run out eventually, possibly before nightfall. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) What feels right probably is right, though some may not agree with such an instinctive method of assessing right and wrong. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Friction between you and a loved one may result from missed communication. This is no one’s fault, and should be forgotten very quickly.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) What you hear through the grapevine may have you wondering if you’re really leaving others with the right impression. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Follow your instincts, and you’ll be led straight to one of several doors, each of which offers an unusual, but valuable opportunity.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) The more pleasure you give another, the more you’ll get in return — and much of what you do can be done in the light of day!

Today: A thunderstorm or two this afternoon. A shower in places tonight.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’re going to have to work quickly if you want to stay ahead of the competition. A new idea is being exploited by another. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You can expect things to turn on a dime, but you may not have to be quite as lithe and nimble as anticipated in response. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) That which is postponed today must not wait until after tomorrow to be addressed. Indeed, tomorrow may be “today, part two.” ARIES (March 21-April 19) You may be yearning for something just out of reach. Someone close to you holds the key to success, and soon you can have what you want.



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69 54 79 56 75 49 Sun and Moon Sunrise today: 6:22 a.m. Sunset today: 7:52 p.m. Moonrise today: 2:06 a.m. Moonset today: 12:55 p.m.

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Sen. Joseph McCarthy begins hearings investigating the United States Army, which he charges with being “soft” on communism.

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Former President Richard Nixon dies after suffering a stroke four days earlier.

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LiLo Sidelined During Her Show by Miscarriage Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. The 27-year-old made the disclosure during Sunday’s final episode of “Lindsay,” her reality series on the OWN network. Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason she was unable to appear on the program at one point. She said she was sick and unable to move. (AP)


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Neil Patrick Harris and fiance David Burtka revealed the secret to their 10-year relationship during an appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” People magazine reported. “Oh, wow, umm, never go to bed angry,” Burtka said when RuPaul asked how they keep their love for each other strong. “Yeah, I haven’t slept for six months,” Harris joked. (EXPRESS)


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Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington has been postponed from Monday until Wednesday. A judge delayed it while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown’s bodyguard. Both Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a D.C. hotel. (AP)


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Please Pack Your Knives and Go Steady Richard Gere and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi are dating, according to The New York Post’s Page Six. “They have been quietly spending some time together. It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York,” said an unnamed source. Gere is in New York shooting the movie “Time Out of Mind,” in which he plays a homeless person. (E XPRESS)

Khloe Kardashian and rapper French Montana have taken their relationship public, Us Weekly reported. The pair were seen on a date in full view in New York on Friday. They were spotted again dining out on Saturday. According to Us, the couple are keeping their PDA minimal. Both Montana and Kardashian are in the process of divorcing their spouses. (EXPRESS)



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