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The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a Vilonia school shelter, where they were among the last to get inside before the doors were shut. “They were screaming, ‘Run! Run! It’s coming!’ ” Caro recalled. And then all hell broke loose. The half-mile-wide tornado carved an 80-mile path of destruction through the Little Rock suburbs Sunday evening, killing at least 14 people, ﬂattening rows of homes, shredding cars along a highway and demolishing a brand-new school
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Intact houses face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Monday.
before it even had a chance to open. Ofﬁcials said the death toll could have been worse if residents hadn’t piled into underground storm shelters and fortiﬁed safe rooms after hearing forecasts, getting text alerts and phone calls, and hearing sirens blare through their neighborhoods.
Also on people’s minds: memories of a weaker tornado that smashed through on April 25, 2011. It took nearly the same path and killed at least four people. “You had people breaking down because they were reliving three years ago,” Kimber Standridge said
of the scene inside the community shelter just minutes before the twister hit. It was among a rash of tornadoes and violent storms across the Midwest and South on Sunday that killed 16 people in all. Another twister killed one person in Quapaw, Okla., then crossed into Kansas, where it destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and injured 25 people in Baxter Springs. A building collapsed in Iowa from either a tornado or powerful straight-line winds, killing one woman. With forecasters warning of more of the same Monday across the South, a large tornado damaged homes and downed trees and power lines around Tupelo, Miss. As of Express’ deadline some injuries were being reported. ANDREW DEMILLO AND JIM SALTER (AP)
Candidate Fired Over Racy Ad “If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” — Sarah Palin, former GOP vice-presidential candidate, in a speech to the National Rifle Association on Saturday. Palin said that if she were president, she would reinstitute the practice, which President Barack Obama has labeled a form of torture.
Cedarville, Ohio The tea party activist challenging GOP House Speaker John Boehner has lost his teaching job over a racy video that went viral two weeks ago. J.D. Winteregg had been an adjunct professor at Cedarville University, a small Christian college in Cedarville, Ohio. Last week, Winteregg was told his contract would
not be renewed. He said that he was dismissed after his campaign released a video parody. “Used on a daily basis, Winteregg in Congress will help you every time the moment is right — to have your voice heard at the federal level,” a narrator says in the ad. “If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention.” (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Lawmaker Surrenders To FBI, Pleads Not Guilty U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., surrendered to FBI agents and was charged Monday with evading taxes by concealing more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a Manhattan restaurant — a case he called a political witch hunt. He pleaded not guilty through his lawyer. (AP) BATON ROUGE, LA.
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Obama is a parasite. He’s also a fungus, a spider and an extinct lizard. But before critics of President Barack Obama rejoice, having unappealing species named after you is apparently a good thing. “Honestly, it’s difﬁcult for me to envision a higher honor,” Jason Bond, an Auburn University professor, said. “It’s permanent. In science, there are few things that we do as scientists that has the permanency that taxonomy does.” Bond, a spider expert at the university’s Department of Biological Sciences and its Museum of Natu-
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Barack Obama Preparatory High School to open in fall 2017. There are already schools, and roads, and even a mountain in Antigua named after him. Not to mention a few … less stationary honors. Among them: “Caloplaca obamae”: A new lichen species, which is a kind of fungus, founded in April 2009 by a researcher at the University of California Riverside. “Paragordius obamai”: A parasite discovered in April 2012 near Obama’s father’s birthplace in Kenya and named after the president. The hairworm is unique because it can reproduce without a male. “Obamadon”: An ancient extinct lizard species named by Yale scientists after Obama just after he won re-election in 2012. COLBY ITKOWITZ (THE WASHINGTON POST )
That Bites: Microsoft founder Bill Gates has a message for us humans. The deadliest animal in the world is not the shark. Or the snake. It’s the mosquito. On Gates’ blog GatesNotes, he charts out the number of people killed by animals a year. “Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV … Mosquitoes kill 50,000 times as many people, but if there’s a TV channel that features Mosquito Week, I haven’t heard about it.” (E XPRESS)
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Elephants Need US Dear President Obama: We commend your administration for your firm commitment to end the devastating slaughter of elephants for their ivory and to ensure that the United States is not helping to drive the illegal wildlife trade. Along with 80% of the American people*, the undersigned companies, conservation groups and concerned individuals strongly support ending commercial trade in elephant ivory in the US. We believe we must take all necessary steps to protect these magnificent creatures from extinction. Fewer than half a million elephants remain in Africa’s savannas and jungles—a massive plunge over the last 50 years. Recently, the killing has surged: Poachers are slaughtering on average one elephant every 15 minutes, and some populations are now on a path to extinction. Reports from US intelligence agencies and the UN also show that profits from ivory trafficking are fueling crime, corruption and violence in fragile African democracies and financing organizations that threaten both American and African security. America’s role in the consumption and sale of ivory makes the US complicit in this crisis and weakens our moral authority to lead internationally. The US is the world’s second-largest market for wildlife products, and significant amounts of illegal elephant ivory have been found entering the American market. We must strengthen our laws to prevent this from happening and to encourage other countries to act with similar urgency. We thank you for your unprecedented leadership on this issue. Combined with new US efforts to combat wildlife trafficking, the ivory rules proposed by your administration can help turn the tide for Africa’s elephants. We share the American public’s desire to end the US role in the illegal ivory trade. We believe that your decision to halt elephant ivory commerce in the US is the right response to the current crisis. For the sake of the world’s elephants, we urge you to keep that promise. Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE Leonardo DiCaprio Dave Matthews Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Iain Douglas-Hamilton, DPhil, OBE, Save the Elephants African Wildlife Foundation Association of Zoos and Aquariums Disney’s Animal Kingdom Guernsey’s Auctioneers Jane Goodall Institute
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Egypt Sentences 683 to Death
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Assad to Seek Re-Election Syrian President Bashar Assad declared his candidacy Monday for a new sevenyear term in June presidential elections, putting to rest any illusions that he has any intention of relinquishing power or finding a political solution to the civil war that has killed more than 150,000 since 2011. (AP) CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
Another Reset in Search For Lost Malaysian Plane The aerial search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was called off Monday, and the underwater hunt will be expanded to include a vast swath of ocean floor that may take at least eight months to thoroughly search, Australian officials said. (AP) MORELIA, MEXICO
Mexican Vigilantes Kill 5 Five suspected drug cartel supporters are dead after vigilantes fighting the Knights Templar cartel in western Mexico engaged in a shootout with them on the outskirts of one of the cartel’s last strongholds. The shootings come as the federal government announces the beginning of the “demobilization” of the vigilante “self-defense” movement, which rose up a year ago to fight the cartel’s extortion demands. (AP) BANGUI, C. AFRICAN REPUBLIC
16 Killed in Central Africa Dozens of heavily armed Muslim rebels opened fire in a hospital in Central African Republic, killing at least 16 people, including three health workers for Doctors Without Borders, officials said Monday. (AP)
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An Egyptian court in the southern city of Minya sentenced 683 people to death Monday in the most recent of a series of mass trials that have alarmed the international community, nine months after a military coup ousted Egypt’s ﬁrst democratically elected president. The ruling coincided with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy’s visit to Washington to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry in an effort to smooth relations between the United States and one of its most important Middle East allies. The Obama administration quickly condemned the ruling, saying that it deﬁed “even the most basic standards of international justice.” “Egyptian leaders must take a stand against this illogical action and dangerous precedent, recog-
Egyptian women mourn Monday after hundreds were sentenced to death in a trial against alleged supporters of the country’s ousted president.
nizing that the repression of peaceful dissent will fuel the instability and radicalization that Egypt says it wishes to prevent,” press secretary Jay Carney said. The defendants, all alleged supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, included Mohammed Badie, the “supreme guide” of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which
captured the lion’s share of votes in the country’s ﬁrst democratic parliamentary and presidential elections in 2012. The most serious charge in Monday’s case was the killing of a single police ofﬁcer in a nearby village during clashes between security forces and Morsi’s supporters across the nation last summer.
Defense attorneys said they would appeal the verdict. But anger was palpable in Minya and the nearby village of Adwa, home to most of the 683. “It’s all going to hell — the judiciary and everything else,” said Mohamed Saber, who sells juice and cigarettes from a roadside stand near the courthouse in Minya. “How can you sentence so many people for just one crime?” ERIN CUNNINGHAM AND ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Mayor in Eastern Ukraine Shot Donetsk, Ukraine The mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city was shot in the back Monday and hundreds of men attacked a peaceful pro-Ukraine rally with batons, bricks and stun grenades, wounding dozens as tensions soared in Ukraine’s volatile east. Kharkiv Mayor Hennady Kernes was a supporter of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Kernes has swiveled his allegiance and now maintains civil relations with the new Ukrainian government in Kiev. He underwent surgery and was reported by the hospital to be in “grave but stable” condition. On Monday evening, a proUkraine rally was broken up by club- and knife-wielding separatists who ambushed the peaceful crowd as it marched through the center of
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Suggesting there might be room for reversal, the same judge who sentenced 683 people to death Monday also reduced the sentences against 529 defendants indicted in a similar case in March, upholding the death penalty for 37 and commuting the rest to life imprisonment. Still, the three dozen death sentences that were upheld was an extraordinarily high number for Egypt. (AP)
Hennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine, was in grave condition Monday.
Donetsk, eastern Ukraine’s regional capital. Government security forces did little to stop the violence. Protesters who had been chanting for unity were rushed to the hospital with blood dripping from head wounds. “These separatists are mentally diseased,” said Evgeniy Smirnov,
The United States on Monday imposed new asset freezes and visa bans on seven Russian government officials and sanctions on 17 companies linked to President Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle,” saying that the measures were a response to Russia’s failure to cease provocations in Ukraine. The sanctions include more restrictions on 13 of the Russian companies, imposing licensing requirements “with a presumption of denial” for the export of any U.S.-made items to those enterprises. (T WP)
a 62-year-old retiree whose skull was wrapped in bloody bandages. “We never had attacks with knives and bats in Donetsk before this.” (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )
Monday Funday? Most people dread Monday. But Sunday? The day of rest? Family day? A recent study in the journal Applied Economics by a professor from the University of Hamburg in Germany finds that if you’re an employee with a high level of education, then you might just suffer from “Sunday neurosis” — anxiety about the upcoming week. The study also found that for highly educated men, “life satisfaction” was highest on Mondays. (T WP)
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Does that mean a speciﬁc location for the airport station has been selected? Please tell me that they’re still not considering a station so distant that it would require a bus bridge? To save money, the station will be placed far from the terminal, by the daily parking garage. This is a mistake. It would be much better to put the station near where the passengers are. But it will be up to some future generation to correct this.
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I’ve recently switched to taking the Green Line for work. The “schedule” is nonexistent. I can’t nail down any times when to leave in the morning or the evening. The train also often waits in the tunnel prior to approaching L’Enfant for extended periods of time. What is going on with this? Has Rush Plus derailed the timing? I think you’re probably seeing the effects of having the Green and Yellow line trains bunch up at the point where they come together to enter L’Enfant Plaza station. It’s possible that’s a Rush Plus issue, at least to some extent, because Rush Plus added trains to the Yellow Line.
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Middle-Class Families Feel the Squeeze After Robin and Scott Johnson’s 13-year-old Durango started sputtering, the couple scrutinized their already-tight family budget, looking for a way to fit in car payments. Reliable transportation was not a luxury, so in February the Culpeper, Va., couple bought a used 2012 Dodge. As a result, they’ve fallen behind in the electric bills for March and April. The Johnsons both work, earning $90,000 between them, a sum that places the couple squarely in the middle of household incomes for the region. But for the Johnsons and many other American fami-
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lies, being middle class means living paycheck to paycheck. The couple’s retirement savings are meager. The college fund? Nonexistent. The Johnsons, whose blended family includes three children under 18, are part of a disquieting shift that is recasting what it means to be middle class in America. “Once some bills are paid and we’ve gone grocery shopping, we don’t have enough to pay the other
lege tuition, whose skyrocketing cost has laid siege to the idea that your children will do better than you. A recent poll by The Washington Post and the University of Virginia found that 40 percent of those calling themselves middle class felt less ﬁnancially secure than they were just a few years ago and 57 percent said they worry about meeting their bills. Less than half said they expect their kids to do any better. One factor behind the squeeze is that the middle class’ expectations — a house, lessons for the kids, the latest in home entertainment — have stayed the same or increased even as costs have soared. It’s particularly rough in the D.C. area, where salaries are among the highest in the nation but so are housing and child care expenses. CA ROL MOR EL LO A ND
The Johnsons’ $90,000 income is above the national household median of $51,000. But in the D.C. region, where the median income is $88,000, they are about average.
The proportion of Americans in the mid-1970s in the middle class, earning the equivalent (in today’s dollars) of $35,000 to $100,000. Today, that figure is less than 44 percent. (T WP)
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A former wide receiver for the Washington Redskins who left the team at the end of last season was arrested by D.C. police early Sunday and charged with punching a man outside a nightclub in Northwest, according to a department spokesman. Joshua Morgan, 28, who signed with the Chicago Bears a week ago, was charged with misdemeanor assault. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has landed a job as a part-time visiting professor of government at Liberty University, the school announced Monday. McDonnell will serve as a guest lecturer in other professors’ government classes. McDonnell began the job this semester by giving a few lectures at the fundamentalist Baptist college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. (TWP)
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The way Henry Docter sees it, his quest was a noble one foiled by bureaucratic intransigence. “The Phantom Planter,” as Docter calls himself, has long aimed to beautify small pockets of the world. Toward that end, since 1979, he has spread ﬂower seeds in barren public spaces, including at Metro’s Dupont Circle station. There, in 176 empty outdoor pots near the station’s north escalators, Docter planted seeds for hundreds of morning glories and others ﬂowers — without permission from the transit authority. As the f lowers bloomed, he watered and he weeded. Metro wouldn’t stand for it.
Viewers on Sunday watch a music video created by Henry Docter across from the Dupont Circle Metro North stop.
Citing safety concerns (What if Docter fell and injured himself or others?), ofﬁcials last June threatened him with “arrest, ﬁnes and imprisonment” if he tried to care for the ﬂowers. A few weeks after the warning, maintenance workers removed the ﬂowers.
Now Docter has struck back at Metro — using ridicule. With permission from the National Park Service, he said, he erected an 18-foot video screen in a park across the street from the north entrance to the Dupont Circle station and, Sunday night, played a video, a multicultural lament for his long-gone garden, which, right about now, might have been ready to bloom. Members of a wide swath of religious groups and cultural institutions, friends of Docter’s, musicians and even a couple of puppets made an appearance on the music video, in which they crooned: “Where have all the f lowers gone? Long time passing. Where have all the f lowers gone? Long time ago. Where have all the f lowers gone? Metro killed them everyone. When will they ever learn? W hen w ill t hey ever learn?” PAUL DUGGAN (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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The Capital of Jet Lag? In Washington, sleep-deprived zombies regularly walk among us
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Katie Redford tries to preset her body clock by jumping into a new time zone before she even gets there. She pulled an all-nighter before leaving South Africa. “By the time you get on the plane, you just conk out, and you have a head start on the time change,” she said.
Drugs World Bank staff doctor Richard Kennedy said he has found that his international workforce is less likely than American counterparts to rely on medications. “This is a population that prefers to take nothing and just tough it out than take Ambien,” Kennedy said. “I find that we Americans are more likely to say, ‘Give me something.’ ”
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It’s 9 a.m. Do you know where your hypothalamus is? Katie Redford thought hers was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. Having returned from a trip to South Africa one day last month, she was still waiting for the part of the brain that regulates her internal clock to catch up, like a piece of delayed luggage. “It’s somewhere between here and London,” she said from her ofﬁce at EarthRights International, a Washington-based human rights law ﬁrm that regularly dispatches her to distant time zones. With a circadian rhythm askew by seven hours, she was hoping that serial mugs of coffee would keep her going until she hit “the wall,” the profound 3 o’clock nosedive that deﬁnes the ﬁrst few days back from a trip abroad. “I did three red-eye [flights] in seven days, so my body is like, ‘Whatever. Sleep when you can,’ ” Redford said. “But that’s not unusual around here. There’s always somebody just getting back from somewhere.” She’s right. Washington, home to the State Department, the Pentagon, the World Bank and countless international aid and advocacy groups, has long been a world capital of jet lag. But with a record-setting 7 million international passengers coming and going at Dulles International Airport last year, there is a greater chance than ever that the person next to you at Starbucks is on a sleep cycle split between D.C. and Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to local doctors and travel agents, the time-zone-hop-
Most travelers are in constant search of help. Among the techniques they use to combat jet lag:
“In Washington, you know at a conference where they’ve all ﬂown in from around the world that by 2 o’clock, half the people will be sound asleep.” — JOSEPH M ACM A NUS, A VETERAN FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WHO IS NOW AMBASSADOR TO THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
ping among frequent f liers has become more intense in recent years as global trade has boomed, foreign crises have multiplied and the economic downturn has pushed more trips onto smaller staffs. “Maybe you used to get sent to Germany a few times a year, but now you’re tacking on Jakarta, too,” said Helene Emsellem, professor of neurology at George Washington University and director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disor-
ders in Chevy Chase, Md. She is seeing more patients who have to travel more frequently, with less time to rest during trips, shorter breaks between them and a smaller chance of ﬂying in the sleepinducing comfort of business class. “Washington travel schedules are mind-boggling,” Emsellem said. “They are sending people all over the world all of the time, and not always in the same direction.” Neither evolution nor medicine
has yet to catch up with humanity’s newfound ability to wake up on one side of the planet and go to sleep on the other. But the search goes on for time-zone treatments beyond sleep aids such as Lunesta or melatonin, or standing in the sun when you want your internal clock to think “morning.” The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for use by blind patients that helps them adjust their internal clocks without light cues. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found a polypeptide that allows mice to adjust to a new “time zone” in half the usual time, raising hopes for an eventual jet lag pill. “It’s still years away,” Emsellem s a id . Unt i l t he n , t he s e m iadjusted sleepwalk among us. STE VE HENDRIX (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Routine Joseph Macmanus, a veteran Foreign Service officer, is legendary among diplomats and journalists for never changing his watch from East Coast time during five years of travel with Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Rodham Clinton. To keep in better touch with State Department headquarters, he slept during the day and worked all night in one world capital after another. No matter the local time, Macmanus would eat and sleep on Foggy Bottom time. “If it’s 8 p.m. in Washington and 9 a.m. in Beijing, that’s your window to sleep,” said Macmanus, who is now ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency. “Get up at 7 in the evening, and Washington is just waking.” (T WP)
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Harper May Be Out Until July Nationals Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and could miss more than two months, according to a person familiar with the situation. Harper visited Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic on Monday for a ﬁnal opinion on his battered left thumb, which had already landed him on the Nationals’ crowded disabled list. After Saturday, the Nationals worried Harper had damaged his ligament sliding into third base Friday night with a three-run triple. Harper, manager Matt Williams said Sunday, endured a similar injury while in high school, which added to the Nationals’ concern. Harper, 21, will miss a significant chunk of a season for the second time in his young career. Last year, the left knee bursitis he played through for much of the year forced him to the disabled list for 31 games and ultimately necessitated offseason surgery. The Nationals are already playing without injured regulars Doug Fister, Wilson Ramos and Ryan Zimmerman and reserve Scott Hairston. They also missed center ﬁelder Denard Span for one week with a concussion. ADAM KILGORE (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Wizards forward Trevor Ariza has averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the first-round series against the Chicago Bulls. Washington is up 3-1 in the series.
Closing Time for Wizards Washington’s up 3-1, but it enters Game 5 with sense of urgency Wizards There was no overt joy for the Wizards on Monday as the team prepared for tonight’s Game 5 against Chicago. Despite holding a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series, the Wizards are approaching the potential clinching game with the reserve of a team in much worse shape. “We’re desperate,” coach Randy Wittman said. “That’s how I want us playing. We haven’t done anything yet. We’ve won three games, and you have to win four. So we have not accomplished anything yet, and I want our guys desperate to get it done.” Without Nene in the lineup, Washington played its best game of the series Sunday to take a commanding series lead. With the scene shifting back to Chicago, the Wiz-
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19 road victories over the past three seasons. Washington center Marcin Gortat said the team’s focus is singular when on the road, especially thus far in the playoffs. “I think we have more conﬁdence playing on the road, because when you score a basket, we’re not going to be ﬂexing to Chicago fans,” he said. “When you’re at home and you score a bucket, then we’re all getting crazy and nuts. We ain’t going to do that over there. We’re
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just going to score and get back on defense. That’s the good part about it.” Wittman resists the notion that the Wizards are underdogs in this series and has pushed that mentality onto his players, who have responded in this physical series. “It’s going to be tough, deﬁnitely,” forward Trevor Booker said. “If we prepare right and stay focused, I think we can do it.” Gooden, one of the few Wizards who have been in this situation before, liked the way the team practiced heading into the franchise’s biggest game in years. “We know what we need to do,” he said. “We know the consequences if we don’t get this win. We need to put them away now.” ELLIOT T SMITH (FOR E XPRESS)
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Commissioner to talk today about owner’s alleged racist rant NBA Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes “a very strong message” is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal. That message will come today, when NBA Commissioner Adam
Silver holds a news conference in New York where he could reveal sanctions the league will impose on Sterling. A suspension of indef inite length and hefty ﬁne — Silver can issue one of up to $1 million without approval of owners — are possible options. However, it remains unclear how far Silver’s powers can reach at this point, even though the NBA constitution gives the commissioner’s ofﬁce a lot of latitude to protect the game’s best interest. The Clippers had Monday off, with Rivers saying he wanted his team to try to regroup mentally after a whirlwind weekend where Sterling’s alleged comments were
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McPhee: ‘We Didn’t Catch That Break’ Ex-general manager says the Caps have perfect mix of players When George McPhee received a phone call from Capitals president Dick Patrick at 10 a.m. Saturday, he knew Patrick didn’t have good news for him. After nearly 17 years as general manager, McPhee was informed that his contract would not be renewed. “In this job, you’re 24 hours away from being ﬁred at almost any time,” McPhee said Monday. “I signed up for it. … I refuse to be bitter about anything and I’m not going to look back, and I blame no one. I was the manager.” After the Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007, team owner Ted Leonsis and Patrick presided over a two-week organizational autopsy. They met with McPhee for 2½ hours last Thursday before reaching a ﬁnal decision late Friday. Coach Adam Oates was also let go after two seasons, leaving Washington in search of its fourth coach since the start of the 2011-12 season. The Capitals qualiﬁed for the postseason in 10 of 16 seasons under McPhee’s guidance, but they won just three series following a 1998 Stanley Cup ﬁnal appearance
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in his ﬁrst season. Dominant regular seasons were followed by disappointing playoffs, a problem that persisted throughout McPhee’s tenure. “We didn’t catch that break, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen,” McPhee said. “This team is young enough, the veterans are at the right age here. You’ve got experienced players with young guys coming in. It’s the perfect combination. That’s what you need. “They may not have done it in phase one, but phase two is right there and they’re going to be good.” McPhee, however, will not be in Washington to see if that vision comes to fruition. “I did the best I could because that’s what you’re supposed to do,” McPhee said. “I put everything I had into it.” ADAM VINGAN (FOR EXPRESS)
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Namaste Together There’s no one right way to do yoga. And there’s no one kind of person who does it. In honor of DC Yoga Week (through Sunday, dccy.org) — which celebrates this diversity of practices with free and reducedprice classes at more than 30 studios in D.C., Maryland and Virginia — here’s a look at ﬁve local instructors. Each took an individual path but they all ended up at the same place: on a yoga mat. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS); PHOTOS BY TEDDY WOLFF (FOR E XPRESS)
DEREK WADDY, 25 Down Dog Yoga (Locations in Georgetown, Bethesda and Herndon, Va.; downdogpoweryoga.com)
Waddy, a for mer w ide receiver on the Towson University football team, seems like he’d tackle anything. But when one of his teammates suggested he try yoga as a way to stay in shape after graduation, he shied away. It took months of prodding to get him to take a class. It took only a single session, however, for him to realize this was a touchdown. “I could get strength, flexibility and sweat in one workout,” he says. “I thought I’d be touching toes and planting flowers, but this was tough.” As he practiced, he discovered benefits that went way beyond the physical. He learned to handle discomfort on the mat, and then relied on those techniques when he felt the same sensations arise in the rest of his life. Within another few months, he completed teacher
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training and turned yoga into his career. “I’m an example that anything is possible,” Waddy says. His athletic background helps with certain postures, but it’s been a liability in other respects. That competition mentality is hard to shake, Waddy admits. One of his biggest challenges? Learning to go into child’s pose. “It also takes strength to know when you need rest or restoration,” he says. That’s a lesson he’s eager to teach his students — or, as he likes to think of them, his “team.”
Event Horizon The main draw during DC Yoga Week is Saturday’s Yoga on the Mall. The free event starts at 10 a.m. at Target Constitution Gardens with 30 minutes of kid yoga This and beginner yoga. Then celebrity instructor Shiva Practice Rea — with assistance from local teachers — will lead an all-levels practice until noon. Want more outdoor yoga? Amy Rizzotto will teach in Dupont Circle at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It’s the kickoff for Lululemon’s summerlong Yoga in the Park series.
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yoga week fit STACY BROOKS, 36 Yoga District (Six locations in Washington; yogadistrict.com)
How powerful is yoga? “It changed me before I ever stepped foot in a studio,” Brooks says. That’s not entirely a good thing. She started out by following videos in her living room because she couldn’t find classes near her home in Lanham, Md. When she entered teacher training in 2011, it was with the goal of bringing more yoga to Prince George’s County. “I feel like yoga is something people in P.G. miss out on. It’s not like, ‘I saw that neighborhood studio and I’ll drop by.’ If you make it so there’s a big obstacle, that raises the stakes,” Brooks says. While waiting for the right teaching opportunit y in her neighborhood to come along, she’s been teaching “Yoga with Soul Music” every Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Yoga District studio on H Street. Setting a practice to a playlist enhances the experience, says Brooks, who selects familiar,
AMY RIZZOTTO, 27 Yoga Heights (3506 Georgia Ave. NW; yogaheightsdc.com)
“You might think there are too many yoga studios, but there are never too many yoga studios,” says Rizzotto, who has a certain stake in the matter: She’s co-founder of Yoga Heights, which opens today near the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station. With her business partner a nd fel low i nst r uc tor, Je ss Pierno, Rizzotto hopes to “build a community that makes yoga approachable for every body, every level and every budget.” To reach out to those self-declared nonyogis, the studio is offering a wide range of classes and subsidizing costs for folks who are strapped for cash. (And all new students can take advantage of a “$30 for 30 days” deal.) In this Type A city, yoga is
RICK FIORI, 46 Willow Street Yoga (Locations in Takoma Park, Md., and Silver Spring; willowstreetyoga.com)
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mellow tunes to create an easygoing mood. Her favorite yoga song: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding. Newcomers feel extra welcome, she says, because she doesn’t ﬁt the yoga teacher stereotype: “I’m not size 2. I’m a regular woman. ”
especially important, says Rizzotto, who’s been practicing since she was a freshman at George Washington University. It’s easy for people here — Rizzotto included — to fall into a grind. Juggling her day job at a nonproﬁt, her nutrition and ﬁtness blog (moar-ﬁt.com) and her teaching gets stressful. “Yoga is the only thing that keeps me in balance,” she says. “I’m pulled in so many directions. It’s the one time I can tune out all the rest of the stuff in my life.”
STAIR CALHOUN, 62 Little River Yoga (6025 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, and 6399 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria; littleriveryoga.com)
W hat f irst attracted Calhoun to yoga was the coffee. She’d dabbled for decades but never committed to a practice until the early 1990s, when a friend suggested they go to class once a week and then grab java. The ritual was more stimulating than she ever imagined it could be. Calhoun started studying at other studios, including Unity Woods (owned by renowned Iyengar teacher John Schumacher) and the now-defunct Ashtanga Yoga Center. She soon needed a yoga ﬁx every morning — and was teaching classes herself. At her pair of studios, Calhoun now specializes in leading Mysore,
a class that asks students to do a series of poses at their own pace with one-on-one guidance. It’s a style that’s suited to a mature instructor. “I can help with things maybe I can’t do,” she says. But usually, she forgets she’s at least 20 years older than most of the other people in the room. Maybe that’s because Calhoun is still deepening her practice. She’s recently become fascinated with chanting, and now leads a free weekly class at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. “I needed more experience before I could appreciate that part,” adds Calhoun, who plans to keep doing yoga as long as she can breathe.
When Fiori fractured his back in three places in 2000, his physician predicted he’d hurt for the rest of his life. Seeking relief, Fiori signed up at Willow Street Yoga. Six months of sessions with teachers talking him through proper posture and alignment, and he went off of his medication. Now there’s only one prescription he needs: “I can go seven to 10 days without yoga before I go back to that place of pain.” Fiori enrolled in teacher training to learn more therapeutic techniques, and wound up in front of the classroom. New students often look him up and down, not believing such a big guy could be an instructor, he says. That’s when he shows off what he can do. His favorite poses? Back bends. “They’re emotional for me because I used to be so afraid of doing them,” he says. “I thought I’d snap in two.” Fiori’s instructors, however, made sure the only thing he ever cracked was a smile. That’s how Fiori developed this teaching philosophy: “When doing something hard, tell an amusing story.”
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On Death and Dating My friend’s husband died suddenly a few months ago and she has started dating again already. I don’t mean to be judgmental, but that seems too soon. She is seeing a lot of different guys and doesn’t seem to be really dealing with her husband’s death. I want to talk to her about this, but don’t want it to come across the wrong way. They don’t have kids, if that matters. WORRIED FRIEND
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Everyone handles grieving in their own way, and what genuinely helps the healing process for some would quickly send others into the fetal position. I get that dating these guys might not be good for her. But to intervene, you’ll need to explain why that’s the case. It’s not enough just to object to her behavior because it doesn’t ﬁt your model of grieving. Is she respecting and
after. An overhaul in the way your husband conducts his day-to-day life? A closer relationship between him and your kids? Some help in bulldozing mountains of laundry? This will take some soul-searching on your part about what you want out of your partnership and what you can realistically expect, and whether that discrepancy is a big or small deal. Bottom line: Ask for what you feel you need for you, the house and the kids. Don’t frame it as something he needs to do to keep up with Liam’s Dad.
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yoga week fit Dog Yoga. If you’re the one looking at you, then stop going to mirrored studios, Scott says. “We don’t want you worrying how your clothes look, is this pose right.” And don’t judge yourself as if you’re in a competition. Yoga isn’t about counting how many poses you do. Just “do your best in the pose,” says Shannon Garvey, a Down Dog instructor. “The beneﬁt comes in the discipline of staying with.”
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It’s not me. It’s yoga. That’s the mantra of yoga skeptics. They tried it, they didn’t like it. Maybe the teacher was too tough. Or was too preachy. Or made nutty health claims. My contact lens-wearing daughter was told not to wipe sweat from her eyes because the sweat would IMPROVE HER VISION! Yet legit studies show yoga can improve flexibility, ease back pain and reduce stress. The challenge is finding a class you’ll enjoy — and making the most of the class you take. MARC SILVER (FOR E XPRESS)
Figure out what you want Your odds of a happy experience are greater if you ponder your goals. “Some people are interested in meditation, some in stress reduction, some in lengthening their hamstring,” notes Laura Parris of Georgetown Yoga Therapy. Think about the kind of class you’d like. Hot or not? Would music inspire or distract you? Do you want a teacher who crisply describes poses? Or would you be OK with a yoga sermon? And how do you feel about being spritzed with lavender mist at the end of class? Make a checklist, then call a convenient studio and ask if there’s a class that would hit your sweet spot. Make sure you pick the right level, too. An “all levels” class might sound ﬁne for a novice,
but local instructor Ayanna Smith cautions that the intermediate and advanced practitioners could “make you feel like you’re on the outside.” She recommends a beginners or “gentle” class: The teacher won’t just use a pose’s Sanskrit name and assume you know that chaturanga dandasana is a low pushup.
Don’t be self-conscious “Let go of your ego,” advises Suzie Blackman, who teaches at Village Yoga in Potomac, Md., and other
Ninjas vs. Spartans If Darwin were in town Saturday, he’d probably be leaping on top of boxes and scrambling over walls at the reopening of Urban Evolution (5505 Cherokee Ave., Alexandria; urbanevo.com), which will host free classes — in parkour, aerial silks and more — between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. But maybe he’d start the day with people who really believe in the survival of the fittest at the Spartan Race Workout ( 1200 Clifton St. NW). The 9-11 a.m. outdoor class is free, but you have to register: spartanraceworkout.com. (E XPRESS)
studios. Before class, tell the teacher you’re a yoga greenhorn and point out any injuries you have. If you don’t want the teacher to touch you, say so. And if you’re struggling during class, Blackman suggests: “Signal the teacher, without speaking too loud: Can you come over? I have a question.” You may feel as if everyone’s looking at you. But yogis are busy thinking about their own aches and pains and poses, reassures Preston Scott, who has taught at D.C.’s Down
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What if you’re midway through the class and just don’t like it? One thing to remember is you don’t have to do everything the teacher says. “The voice of the teacher is there to guide you,” says Ilona Holland, who taught at local studios before a move to Nebraska. “But your voice is the most important to listen to.” If you fear you might “push it and pull something, zone the teacher out.” What about an exit strategy? “If you feel like you’re not at the right place at the right time, you need to listen to yourself,” suggests Smith, who says there’s nothing wrong with slipping out quietly. “I’ve had people do that to me.” She doesn’t take it personally. But there can be virtues to sticking it out. “I’m gonna get really yoga on you,” says Flow Yoga Center’s Peg Mulqueen. “You become clearer about who you are, what you hold important, what you’re looking for in a class.” Even a session you kind of hated is “a great yoga class because it’s taught you something about you.” And maybe next time, you’ll ﬁnd your 60 minutes of zen.
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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Be Published as an E-Book Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will become available as an e-book and digital audiobook on July 8, HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday. Through her publisher, Lee — who turned 88 on Monday — said: “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. I am amazed and humbled that ‘Mockingbird’ has survived this long. This is ‘Mockingbird’ for a new generation.” (AP) HOBBIES
Willie Nelson Receives Fifth-Degree Black Belt Country music icon Willie Nelson on Monday earned his fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul. The easygoing songwriter showed off his fighting chops at an Austin, Texas, studio. Nelson’s 81st birthday is Wednesday — though he’s claimed that it’s actually a day earlier: today. (AP)
“Bad Teacher” premiered Thursday night on CBS, following the first episode of “Fargo” earlier this month on FX. And in May, NBC will grace us with a four-hour miniseries based on the creepiest movie about pregnancy, “Rosemary’s Baby.” The whole TV-show-based-on-a-movie genre can go either way, and historically, it isn’t a great plan, even if they do keep getting made. It’s a lot easier to sell a TV show to a network based on an alreadyestablished idea, especially one that was a hit at the box office. Plus, producers and executives hope that fans of the movie will automatically serve as a built-in audience for the show. There’s a long list of movie-to-TV adaptations in history (e.g. “M*A*S*H”); here’s a look at four examples and some lessons learned that should serve as a warning and, in a couple of cases, an inspiration.
‘The Firm’ (NBC) Lifespan: One season, January 2012 – July 2012 Movie inspiration: “The Firm” in 1993 How true is the show to the movie? The character names and backstories were the same from both the John Grisham novel and the movie, where Mitch McDeere (originally Tom Cruise) is a lawyer who learns his fancy firm is owned by the Mafia and eventually rats them out to the FBI. Sadly, the TV version of Mitch (Josh Lucas, above) was a moron who thought it was fine for his family to resume normal life and leave witness protection after
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Lifespan: Three seasons and counting (Season 4 starts June 23), June 2011 – present Movie inspiration: “Teen Wolf” in 1985 How true is the show to the movie? Um, both main characters are named Scott — that’s about it. In the movie, Michael J. Fox became a werewolf because it was genetic. In the TV show, (the superripped) Tyler Posey, (above right, with Crystal Reed) was bitten by another werewolf. Plus, the film was a comedy and MTV’s whole take is more “Twilight-y.” Was the show a good idea? Oh yeah — it’s officially a big hit for MTV, which cashed in at the perfect time on the sci-fi fantasy teen phase that is apparently never-ending. There’s even an after-show.
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‘Clueless’ (ABC AND UPN) Lifespan: Three seasons, September 1996 – May 1999 Movie inspiration: “Clueless” in 1995 How true is the show to the movie? A few of the actors from the movie did make the journey to the show: Stacey Dash as Dionne, Elisa Donovan as Amber and Donald Faison as Murray. But many actors were replaced, and as many have noted, the only thing Movie Cher (Alicia Silverstone, above right, with Brittany Murphy) and TV Cher (Rachel Blanchard) shared was blond hair. The show did chronicle high jinks at a ritzy high school but lacked the spark of the original. Was the show a good idea? No … just no. It was a mistake to try to capture the magic of Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and the rest of the original cast on the small screen, without two of its biggest stars. ABC made a good faith effort and then canceled it after one season; UPN picked it up for two more, but viewership dropped drastically.
‘Parenthood’ (NBC) Lifespan: Five seasons and counting, March 2010 – present Movie inspiration: “Parenthood” in 1989 How true is the show to the movie? They’re both about large, dysfunctional families; similarities between the movie family (the Buckmans) and the newer version (the Bravermans, including Lauren Graham, above left, and Mae Whitman) essentially stop there. Was the show a good idea? There are diehard fans of the NBC series who would freak out if you even asked the question — that’s how passionate they are about the critically beloved (but generally mediocre-rated) show. The drama has a passionate fanbase that’s probably saved it from cancellation, though it’s finally getting some recognition from NBC.
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