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Brain Cleans Up During Sleep Study: Flushing out of cells’ toxic waste goes into overdrive Washington While we are asleep, our bodies may be resting, but our brains are busy taking out the trash. A new study has found that the cleanup system in the brain, responsible for flushing out toxic waste products that cells produce with daily use, goes into overdrive in mice that are asleep. The cells even shrink in size to make for easier cleaning of the spaces around them. Scientists say this nightly self-

clean by the brain provides a compelling biological reason for the restorative power of sleep. “Sleep puts the brain in another state where we clean out all the byproducts of activity during the daytime,” said study author and University of Rochester neurosurgeon Maiken Nedergaard. Those byproducts include beta-amyloid protein, clumps of which form plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Staying up all night could prevent the brain from getting rid of these toxins as efficiently, and explain why sleep deprivation has such strong and immediate consequences. Too little sleep causes men-

Meanwhile ... An MRI diagnostic test for the brain cleanup, called glymphatic clearance, is in the works by neurosurgeon Maiken Nedergaard and her colleagues. She believes that a drug could be developed to replicate the flushing of toxins, possibly by mimicking the sleep-wake cycle. (T WP)

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Run for Your Lives! Thousands of miles from Spain, daredevils in red scarves dodged 18 bulls at a Georgia horse park to get a taste of the running of the bulls. WSB-TV reported about 3,000 people participated in the Great Bull Run on Saturday in Conyers, Ga. The bull run was the second U.S. Great Bull Run event this year. The next stop is Dec. 7 in Baytown, Texas. (AP)

Pennsylvania and New Jersey are on tracks that could lead to the Northeast being the first full region in the country to legalize gay marriage — but the routes are hardly parallel and the horsepower anything but equal. A flurry of recent court decisions has gay couples in New Jersey, where same-sex marriage has long been debated, hurrying to make wedding plans for when they can

legally marry starting today — even as Republican Gov. Chris Christie awaits a decision on his appeal. Across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, advocates are pecking away at a 1996 gay-marriage ban by introducing bills in the legislature, defiantly issuing marriage licenses in localities and taking the issue to court — with few people conceding the tactics will work anytime soon in a big state with a socially conservative spine. “I don’t think it is going to happen next year. ... It’s going to take leadership from the top,” said state Rep. Mike Fleck, an openly gay Republican who represents a rural, conservative district in Hunting-

Meanwhile ... Gay-marriage bans are being contested in multiple states’ courts and legislatures, while others are more narrowly focused. A lesbian couple who legally wed in Massachusetts and moved to Pennsylvania have sued to have their marriage recognized in their new home state. A federal judge ordered Ohio to recognize the out-of-state marriages of two gay couples on Ohio death certificates. And Oregon officials have declared that the state will recognize samesex marriages of couples who wed in other states or countries. (AP)

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Author Harper Lee Sues Museum in Her Hometown “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is suing the Monroe County Heritage Museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala., to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her book. The lawsuit said the museum has traded on Lee’s fame without compensating her. A museum attorney rejected those allegations Friday. (AP)

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Meanwhile ... He’s practically a one man band, but Rami Abdul-Rahman’s influence extends far beyond his modest home in Coventry, England. The 42-year-old operates the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights — and a review of recent media coverage suggests its running tally of killings and clashes is the most frequently cited individual source of information on Syria’s civil war for the world’s leading news organizations. AbdulRahman says he relies on four unnamed activists in Syria and a wider network of monitors to verify clashes and killings. But opponents say Abdul-Rahman is in cahoots with either the opposition forces or the Syrian regime. (AP)

deadlocked. The main Western-backed opposition umbrella group, the Syrian National Coalition, is scheduled to meet Nov. 1 to decide whether to attend the proposed Geneva conference. One of the most prominent factions within the Coalition, the Syrian National Council, has said

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ference would be held on Nov. 23. He added that “many difficulties” face the proposed peace talks, but stressed that “it’s time that the killings and the bloodshed stopped.” The Arab League-U.N. envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, struck a more cautious tone and emphasized that the timing of the conference is not yet set. He said he must first visit Qatar and Turkey — two key supporters of the rebellion — and then meet with U.S. and Russian officials in Geneva before a final date will be announced. Now in its third year, Syria’s conflict has killed more than 100,000 people, devastated the nation’s economy and forced some 2 million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. The Geneva talks have been put off repeatedly for months, in part because of fundamental disagreements over Syrian President Bashar Assad’s fate. DIA A HADID (AP)

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World Canberra, Australia Firefighters battling some of the most destructive wildfires to ever strike Australia’s most populous state were focusing on a major blaze Sunday near Lithgow that stretched along a 190-mile front. Authorities warned that high temperatures and winds were likely to maintain heightened fire danger for days in New South Wales state. The fires have killed one man,

destroyed 208 homes and damaged another 122 since Thursday, the Rural Fire Service said. Firefighters have taken advantage of milder conditions in recent days to reduce the number of fires threatening towns around Sydney from more than 100 on Thursday night to 61 on Sunday, Rural Fire Service spokesman Matt Sun said. Fifteen of these fires continued to burn out of control, including the blaze near Lithgow, west of Syd-

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Rich Anderson, a Republican who represents 80,000 residents of Prince William County in the Virginia legislature, knocks on doors seven days a week. Knock-knock: “I’m fed up with all of you,” says Tony Smathers, a retired research physicist at the Naval Research Lab. Knock-knock: “It must really suck to be a Republican right now,” says a federal worker who, truth be told, is a Republican herself. These voters will help choose a new governor in two weeks, and they are gearing up to send a message about the most recent horror show in Washington. At many doors, voters tell Anderson that they plan to hold his party and its candidate for governor, Ken Cuccinelli, accountable for the D.C. follies. Anderson winces and explains that Virginia does business differently from the jokers in Washington. At some doors, there’s a grudging nod, maybe even a thin smile. But at many, this genial state delegate is the convenient guy to vent at. Thirty-five miles from downtown D.C., Anderson’s turf includes Virginia’s most reliable political barometer: the Coles Magisterial District, which voted for the winning candidate, no matter his party or philosophy, in a dozen statewide elections in a row. People here voted for Barack Obama, twice, for George W. Bush, twice, for gubernatorial candidates Bob McDonnell, Timothy Kaine, Mark Warner and James Gilmore, and for Senate candidates Kaine, James Webb, Mark Warner and John Warner. So the men who want to be governor — Cuccinelli, the state attorney general, and his opponent, Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman — need to know: What

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Rich Anderson talks to Terri Hoerer, who is so fed up with the gubernatorial candidates she plans to vote for the independent — whose name she couldn’t recall.

“We’re looking at the governor’s race, and we’re going ‘Yuck! What? Those are the choices?’ ” — SHEIL A MITCHELL , A RESIDENT OF THE COLES DISTRICT

are they thinking in Coles? Answer: They cannot stand you. In interviews with more than 40 voters in Prince William’s Coles District, one — one — expressed actual enthusiasm for either candidate. What unites Coles residents now is their desire to send a message that the elected representatives in Washington don’t represent them. “We will vote, but we will cringe,” says Sheila Mitchell. Four years ago, when McAuliffe first ran for governor, Mitchell looked him over. “I thought, ‘God, he doesn’t look like you can trust him,’ ��� she

says. “Since then, research has shown I don’t think I can trust him. But then I look at Cuccinelli, and it’s, ‘Gosh, you don’t like women much, do you?’ ” As Anderson moved from door to door, reminding constituents that he, too, is on next month’s ballot — running against Democrat Reed Heddleston, a financial consultant and retired Air Force colonel — he did hear about the economy. But mostly people wanted to talk about the dysfunction in Washington. At Tony Smathers’ door, Anderson hears an earful about the shutdown and about Cuccinelli’s criticism of a university professor’s research on global warming. Anderson replies: “This is a moderate district, and I’m a moderate guy. I believe when the majority has spoken, the issue is settled. We’ve got to find a civil way forward.” Smathers isn’t hearing it. “You’re still one of them,” he says. MARC FISHER (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Backstory Voters in the Coles Magisterial District in Prince William County are people of all walks, living in all kinds of settings. The county is part winding rural byways, part densely packed townhouse clusters, part cookie-cutter estate homes. As more northerners, Asians, Hispanics and blacks have moved into new developments in Coles, the pattern of picking winners has persisted, a reflection of Virginia’s overall shift toward a more ethnically and politically diverse electorate. That change has turned a solidly Republican state into one with two Democrats in the U.S. Senate and two Democrats among the last three governors. (T WP)

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An Old-Fashioned Shootout The Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins moved the ball in the second half as if it were a game of 7-on-7, with Josh McCown shaking off two years of regular-season inactivity while trying to keep pace with Robert Griffin III. It was one of those games where the last team that scores comes away the winner. It turned out to be the Redskins, who got a third touchdown from Roy Helu Jr. with 45 seconds to play Sunday for a 45-41 win. The Redskins (2-4) have both of their wins against backup quarterbacks. This time is was McCown, who entered in the second quarter after Jay Cutler left with a groin injury. (AP) Best Halftime Score 24-17? The Redskins leading? At halftime? Weird. Hadn’t happened yet this season.

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Brandon Meriweather hit Alshon Jeffery in the head and earned himself a 15-yard penalty. I know the fans booed, but to me, it looked like Meriweather — who has a history of helmet-to-helmet hits — hit Jeffery on the head with his head. Later, Meriweather earned another 15-yarder for launching himself into Brandon Marshall’s head. It’s just not how you’re supposed to hit guys.

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Watching the same special teams meltdowns three weeks in a row. I mean, Devin Hester hadn’t returned a punt for a touchdown in 29 games, and then he popped off an 81-yarder Sunday when the Redskins were nursing a seven-point lead and facing a backup quarterback. That’s three weeks in a row the Redskins special teams have given up a touchdown, and two weeks in a row they’ve given up a punt return for a score. That hadn’t happened since 1952.

Best Goal Line Runner Wait, is that Roy Helu Jr.? Alfred Morris was amazing in the red zone a year ago, scoring 13 touchdowns. But Helu used both his speed and his power to get into the end zone three times on Sunday, once from 14 yards, once from 3 yards and once from 2 yards. It was his first career multi-touchdown game, and it gave him four touchdowns on the year. Morris has three.

Best Defense What’s defense?

Brian Orakpo, who probably would have been about 16th on my list of guesses in this category, got the defense in the end zone, returning the ball 29 yards for his first career touchdown on his first career interception.

Best Scoring Unit JENNIFER MILBRETT (FOR EXPRESS)

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Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo returned an interception for a touchdown in the first half Sunday.

The defense. DeAngelo Hall, Orakpo and David Amerson have a combined four TDs. Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson and Joshua Morgan have a combined five scores. DAN STEINBERG (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Hope that children will grow up safely, hope that home equity earned will pay for education, hope for a better life. Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. works to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation’s capital by building affordable, energy-efficient homes for hard-working, low-income families. With your pledge or holiday donation, we can keep supporting those in need.

• A Bureau of Labor & Statistics employee made a donation that helped train 187,000 disaster relief volunteers. • A Department of Education employee made it possible for 300 at-risk students to receive tutoring and school supplies.

CFC # 71579 United Way # 8224

BECAUSE TROOPS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES WHO SERVE Through relocations, deployments and homecomings, the USO is there for our military families. Support the USO’s programs and services, donate today.

CFC #11381 To learn more visit, USO.org/cfc

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For 60 million Americans, asthma and allergies are serious, chronic diseases. Now there’s hope. Visit www.aafa.org today to get free information about research, prevention and treatment.

There is no cure for asthma and allergies. Pledge your support today to help find a cure.

CFC #10583 for life without limits™


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Operation Blessing Feeds A Small Army Operation Blessing has been partnering with the food pantry that helped George and Becca for more than seven years, currently reaching around 1,500 families every month. Across the nation, Operation Blessing’s Hunger Strike Force trucks deliver an average of 2 million pounds of food and product to a network of more than 120 community-based partners in dozens of cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, Tampa, Nashville, Asheville, Buffalo and many more.

When George suddenly lost his sales job due to economic downturn, it was a shock to his family. And with three young children to feed, it wasn’t long before he and his wife Becca found themselves unable to pay their bills and put food on the table. Thankfully, George and Becca turned to an Operation Blessing-supported food pantry near their home for help with groceries and other household items. The food supplies were enough to ensure that their children wouldn’t go hungry. “Your first thought is always, ‘I’ll go without before I let my kids go without’,” Becca said. “So knowing that they were taken care of and that they had the things they needed makes you sleep better at night. It was a relief to know that we had Operation Blessing there to help us when we were in the trenches.” To help provide for his family long term however, George had a plan to get back into the trenches—this time with the U.S. Army. George entered the Army and was soon deployed to Afghanistan. With his steady income, Becca and the kids no longer need help from Operation Blessing or the local food pantry, but they still go there regularly— now volunteering to serve others in need.

The products are then distributed by the partner organizations to roughly 4,400 local food pantries, where it is given to families in need—like that of George and Becca.

George and Becca turned to an Operation Blessingsupported food pantry for groceries when they needed help the most.

“Becca and her family just had some struggles in their lives for a period of time,” said Gary Bellis who directs the food pantry. “And the beauty of this is we were able to help them until they could get back on their feet, and so you see that full circle where we gave them a hand up and now they’re giving back.” “Thanks just doesn’t even cover it,” Becca said. “It kind of seems like such a small word to say because it’s amazing the lives that are touched and changed through Operation Blessing.”

Since its inception, Operation Blessing International has distributed 1.3 billion pounds of food and relief aid, supplemented over 865 million meals, and transported some 35,000 truckloads that have driven over 28 million miles. To learn more about Operation Blessing’s relief efforts and how you can support OBI through the Combined Federal Campaign, visit operationblessing.org/CFC Story by Holly Drake, Operation Blessing Photo courtesy of Operation Blessing International

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trade...

..OR ELSE

BECOME

the trade. EVERY 30 SECONDS,

someone is sold into slavery. Help bring aid to the orphaned, the trafficked, the hurting and the poor.

CFC #10530

operationblessing.org/cfc Hunger Relief l Orphans & Vulnerable Children Disaster Relief l Medical Aid l Clean Water


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A Brief History of the CFC The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) was established in 1961 by an Executive Order signed by President John F. Kennedy. Since that time, annual drives are held each September to December, providing federal employees the opportunity to pledge donations for the coming year. Participation in the campaign has grown and changed a great deal since its early days. This timeline illustrates a few milestones in the evolution of the CFC.

1956

President Eisenhower formally tasks his Advisor on Personnel Management with developing a formal program for fundraising within the Federal service

1995

1971

1961

CFC established by Presidential Executive Order

WE ARE ALL ONE COMMUNITY

2011

Major revisions made to charity eligibility and accountability criteria

Introduction of the payroll deduction as a form of contribution

CFC celebrates 50th Anniversary

2001

1978

Beginning of a decade-long steady increase in number of participating charities

OPM (Office of Personnel Management) assumes regulatory authority over the CFC

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HOPE ALONE

CAN’T GET US TO THE CURE

YOU CAN #48891

Learn what you can do: aidforafrica.org

CFC# 11069

Write this number down to select The Lupus Research Institute for your CFC deduction.


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Carter Rallies Support for Combined Federal Campaign at DOD’s Kickoff Event In response to uncertain financial times, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced more realistic contribution goals for the Combined Federal Campaign charity drive and expressed confidence that Defense Department employees still will find it in their hearts to contribute. During a CFC kickoff event in the Pentagon courtyard, Carter noted that last fiscal year’s DOD national capital region contributions raised more than $15.2 million, an average gift of about $515 per participant, Carter said. “You’re people whose life is filled by the opportunity to serve the rest of humanity, and this is just an extension of what you do every day,” he said. Carter acknowledged the difficulty of asking DOD employees for contributions in the wake of recent furlough and sequestration woes. But he dared to ask the question, he added, with confidence in the answer based on

the fabric of the DOD family. “You … wake up every morning … come to work and give to our country and the wider world in the most important way you can … [by providing] security,” Carter said. “Security is like oxygen: if you have it, you don’t pay any attention, but if you don’t have it, it’s all you can think about.” The CFC enables military and federal government employees to contribute to any of more than 5,000 charities – organizations that not only help veterans and their families, but feed the homeless, research cutting-edge medical technology, provide global humanitarian assistance and even protect animal rights. Carter also noted that DOD employees account for about a quarter of all donations the CFC receives.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a kickoff ceremony for the Combined Federal Campaign, a workplace effort to raise money for charities, at the Pentagon, Sept. 5, 2013.

“It’s an American tradition to give. … It’s an area where we stand out,” Carter said. “You have an opportunity here

personally, as well as professionally, to reflect your values of service, sacrifice and duty to others.”

Story by Amaani Lyle, American Forces Press Service Photo courtesy of Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD

Blinded Veterans Helping Blinded Veterans Since 1945

Veterans of ForeignWars Foundation IRAQ • WWII • VIETNAM THREE GENERATIONS OF BLINDED VETERANS ###

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) was established in 1945 to promote the welfare of blinded veterans. We are here to help veterans and their families meet the challenges of blindness. We are the only veterans service organization exclusively dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired veterans rebuild their lives.

800-669-7079 # www.bva.org

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Providing support for urgently-needed programs and services such as free phone connections to U.S. troops overseas and emergency financial assistance for military families–both nationally and in your community. Please designate us in your Combined Federal Campaign, State/Local employee giving or United Way.

Don’t they deserve our support? Let’s return the favor!

www.vfwfoundation.org (816) 968-1128


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Civil War Trust Preserves America’s Civil War Battlefields With Help of CFC “Our Civil War battlefields are living textbooks available and invaluable forever to future generations. As such, they must be preserved, protected and cherished.” – Gen. Colin L. Powell USA (RET.)

Every high school history textbook in America tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg — the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and, arguably, the turning point of the conflict. Few events in the history of our nation have received the measure of academic study and public interest that Gettysburg has enjoyed. And, yet, what happened over three days in July 1863 is only part of the story of this remarkable battlefield and park. The park you see today was not instantly set aside as a monument to the bravery of American soldiers; it was assembled piecemeal, acre by acre and one iconic landmark at a time. That process began almost as soon as the battle ended and continues up to the present. This

been permanently protected; each and every day, 30 acres of this land bloodied by the sacrifices of our ancestors is lost forever.

155th Pennsylvania Monument on Little Round Top, Gettysburg

work has been undertaken by local residents, by the veterans who survived the horrors of battle, by the federal and state governments and by individual private citizens. Today, the Civil War Trust is the only national organization committed to educating the public about the war’s legacy and the fundamental conflicts

that sparked it, by protecting the final tangible links to this defining moment in our history — the battlefields where the conflict was decided. During the first 25 years after our foundation in 1987, the Trust has preserved more than 36,000 acres of hallowed ground at 121 sites in 20 states. Nationally, only about 20 percent of the land associated with the Civil War’s most significant battles has

At Gettysburg and at battlefields across the country, the Trust works closely with the National Park Service to identify the highest priority pieces of land, those whose addition to the park would most enhance the way the story of those battlefields can be told. Together with other nonprofit partners, we are able to facilitate transactions that will have a lasting impact on the way future generations view, interpret and enjoy these battlefields. What better way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War than by saving the land where those brave soldiers fought and died? Please join us in saving this land before it is too late. More information is available at civilwar.org. Story by the Civil War Trust Photo courtesy of Louis Quattrini/Mach III Photo

CIVIL WAR TRUST Saving America’s Civil War Battlefields

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OPM Proposes Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign The Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has proposed changes to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which is the primary mechanism for Federal employees to give back by supporting charities in their communities. The proposed changes have faced mixed reactions by both Federal employees and participating charities, some of which think that levels of giving will suffer if the full set of proposals is adopted.

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The period for public comment on the proposed changes has ended and Congressional hearings have begun. Constituents may still contact their Federal representatives to express their opinions on the OPM’s proposals.

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The following changes have been proposed by the OPM:

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Shift the annual campaign solicitation period by one month, so that it would begin on October 1 and end on January 15. 2. Provide new Federal employees with information on the CFC at orientation and enable them to make pledges within 30 days of being hired, if hired outside of the solicitation period. 3. Create a permanent structure to streamline and facilitate solicitations tied to disaster relief — OPM proposes to amend its regulations to provide for the creation of a Disaster Relief Program that would be available to donors within hours after a disaster. 4. Change the Local Federal Coordinating Committees (LFCC ) to a Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) structure. 5. Eliminate the use of cash, check and money order contributions. Instead, all donations will be required to be made through electronic means. 6. Provide for additional training and oversight of the Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC). The training will be conducted by OPM staff and will focus 1.

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on oversight responsibilities, charity eligibility requirements, and how to select a marketing organization. Eliminate paper processes within the CFC as much as possible — specifically, to eliminate printing and distributing the Charity List and other large printed documents. Consolidate responsibilities for back office functions and establish one or more Central Campaign Administrators (CCA). Stop covering overhead administrative costs for the CFC with fees assessed from donor contributions to the campaign. OPM proposes that the costs instead be recovered through application fees paid by the charitable organizations that apply for participation in the CFC. Reduce the burden on charities that have previously been admitted to participate in the program. Thus, these charities would be required to produce a more limited specified set of documents, via a reduced application form, to be admitted for the subsequent two years. Waive the audit requirement for organizations reporting less than $100,000 in annual revenue to the IRS. Strengthen regulations regarding federations to increase accountability and transparency — federations would provide a copy of each member organization’s application, require dates upon which disbursements must be made to members, add additional reporting requirements, and prohibit deductions of dues/fees from the disbursement of CFC contributions. Standardize and improve how payroll offices provide donor pledge reports to campaigns – by requiring payroll offices to either distribute funds to the charities directly or, if funds are transmitted to the CCA, provide more detailed reports. Story by Heather Phibbs

Today, one out of four babies is born into extreme poverty. With your gift to CHILDREN’S GREATEST NEEDS, ChildFund creates programs that provide practical assistance to impoverished communities in 30 countries, including the USA. ChildFund’s integrated development model is made up of interventions in six primary sectors: •

Photo: Jake Lyell

Early Childhood Development & Education • Family-Income Generation • Clean Water & Sanitation • Health & Nutrition • Emergency & Disaster Response

CFC #11385 Join us as we mark 75 years of serving the world’s children. Your gifts will make a difference where the need is greatest.

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CFC Adds Online Option for Donors at ‘MyPay’ The annual Combined Federal Campaign adds a new feature for donors this year: an online pledge option available through the Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s MyPay website, which most service members and civilians already use to view their leave and earnings statements.

“I made my gift on Tuesday, ... [and] I was easily matched to my local campaign.”

Anthony DeCristofaro is assistant director of the DoD Voluntary Campaign Management Office, which is within the Washington Headquarters Services’ human resources directorate. He told American Forces Press Service during a telephone interview that the online pledge option offers several advantages over paper pledge forms: • It’s available all the time, from any computer; • It’s more confidential and secure, as no paper forms pass from hand to hand; and • It’s less prone to error.

we have 4,500 charities,” he noted. “But nationwide, there are about 20,000 different charities in this campaign.”

– Anthony DeCristofaro, assistant director of the DoD Voluntary Campaign Management Office

DeCristofaro added that donors also are encouraged to use local CFC websites and other resources to research charities before giving DFAS their final instructions.

He explained that donors directly enter their input online only once, while the information on paper pledge forms is typed and retyped into the system — offering more chances for mistakes to creep in and also consuming thousands of total work hours in processing.

“I made my gift on Tuesday, … [and] I was easily matched to my local campaign,” he said. DeCristofaro said the process took him 10 minutes, and the next morning he had an email confirming his donation and start date. The system has been in active development for two years, he said. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service led the effort, with support from the Office of Management and Budget, which has a similar system in its executive agencies.

He said ease of use is potentially much greater, since donors using the online pledge option can search local, national or international charities. “Here in Washington,

In its first year, the service is open to employees in 90 of the 160 local CFC areas. Officials said more areas may be added in the future, and ask donors to use paper

pledge forms in areas where the MyPay option is not available this year. DeCristofaro said use of the system, like participation in CFC, is strictly voluntary. Many employees have asked for and will likely prefer electronic options, he said, although anyone who wants to make a one-time gift or use a paper CFC pledge form still can do so. The new option is “an example of a collaborative effort that went into increasing our efficiency,” he added. DFAS hired computer programmers and worked with payroll offices to build and test the system, he said. “You really had to have a lot of collaboration to get to this end product,” he said. “So many legacy systems come together here.” The new option will be available to eligible donors outside of the Defense Department, he noted, as the departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and Energy, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, also are DFAS clients. “It is easy, it eliminates paper, and inside the government, it’s really going to save time,” he said. Story by Karen Parrish of the American Forces Press Service

“Together, we are fearless”

Will you be a voice for the voiceless? The National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund is promoting positive, compassionate alternatives to crisis pregnancy, abortion, infanticide and euthanasia by educating the public on these vital right to life topics.

CFC #10542

national

CFC #11157 800-548-4337 www.GuideDog.org

RIGHT TO LIFE CFC # 11973

educational trust fund

512 10th Street NW | Washington DC 20004 (202) 626-8812 | mrivers@nrlc.org

CFC #10170 Human Service Charities of America (800) 626-2729 www.hsca.org


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Capital Area Food Bank Keeps Families Fed During Hard Times The Washington, DC metro area is characterized by a high cost of living, but how many know that it is also home to a large population living in poverty and at risk of hunger? That’s why The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) works overtime to serve those struggling with hunger, serving as the hub for food sourcing, food distribution and nutrition education in the DC area. Higher unemployment and poverty rates correlate with higher rates of food insecurity, meaning the CAFB has had an especially big job in recent years. In fact, 30 percent of children under the age of 18 in the District of Columbia are living in households at risk of hunger. Karlene Webster never predicted she would end up in the food line, swallowing her pride to be able to feed her children a decent meal. “It happened in 1991, she said. “I don’t mind talking about it. I am proud of my suffering.” She and her husband were builders in Northern Virginia, but fell upon hard times during the recession of the early 1990s. Their business went under and the family of five eventually tapped their savings dry. “We had no choice,” Karlene said. “Neither of us was employed. Next thing you know, we were standing in a

“Neither of us was employed. Next thing you know, we were standing in a food line, getting bags of groceries handed to us from out of the back of a car.” – Karlene Webster

food line, getting bags of groceries handed to us from out of the back of a car. People were without money, and without a job.” Despite Karlene’s stress and shame, the support she received in those food lines ensured that her three children — ages 8, 10 and 12 at the time — were fed and healthy. Karlene and her husband finally sold their home, obtained new employment and got their finances back in order. They now volunteer their time to help others, sharing their story with those who are standing in food lines today. There are many stories like that of Karlene. Hunger has tremendous short and long-term effects on children, including vulnerability to illness and infection, developmental delays and educational problems.

Together We Can Solve Hunger. Breakfast is the reason many kids look forward to going to school because 1 in 5 children in the Washington metro area goes to bed hungry.

#30794 United Way #8052 CFC

capitalareafoodbank.org

Help us nourish our neighbors in need

Studies have shown cognitive impairment for children malnourished from the womb to age 2 as evidenced later by low IQ scores when compared to their more nourished counterparts. Hunger further impacts educational attainment, skill development and job readiness once a child reaches adulthood. Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 37.5 million meals – or 45 million pounds of food – including 17.5 million pounds of fresh produce. The charity’s service area includes Washington, DC, and neighboring counties of Maryland and Northern Virginia. More than 21,000 volunteers support the CAFB’s efforts each year, resulting in a savings of $2.6 million in staffing costs. They are a crucial part of the community’s response to hunger — and they come from a variety of places, including school groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, retiree groups and families. Despite the wealth of volunteer support for CAFB, the organization is in constant need of funds to maintain a supply of food for those in need. Those who donate funds to CAFB can do so confidently, since 92 cents of every $1 contributed is used for food distribution, transportation and programs. More information is available at capitalareafoodbank.org. Story by Heather Phibbs


I make it possible And so can you.

www.cfcnca.org

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Tina Cheatham: Lifelong Cheerleader for CFC “Like most Department of Health and Human Services staff, I just wanted to help people and connect with folks,” said Tina Cheatham, Division Director for External Affairs for the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps. “That’s why I began working for the federal government. I started with HHS when I was twenty-two, working in the hills of northwest Arkansas. My first client was a family with no running water, no electricity, and two special needs kids, and I helped them obtain Social Security benefits for their children.”

“Giving to CFC is part of my identity. I’m a voter, I’m a blood donor, I’m an HHS employee, and I give to the CFC. It’s part of who I am.”

After a decade of grass roots jobs in Arkansas and Dallas, Tina switched to a more policy-oriented job, working with the Children’s Health Insurance Program. That was the position that brought her to the Washington, DC area from her home state of Texas. Tina’s passion for the Combined Federal Campaign radiates around the room. “I’ve been a donor for all twentyfour years of my federal service.” Tina laughed and said, “Giving to CFC is part

down with the catalog and decide together what causes we’re going to support this year. We give to a lot of charities, both national and local. One of the great benefits to giving to CFC is that we don’t have to dig around for receipts at tax time. All we have to do is look at our end-of-year payslips.” Tina is the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign Manager for the entire Department of Health and Human Services, the largest civilian agency in the CFC. “I’ve always been a cheerleader for the CFC, but this is my first official campaign job, outside of bringing some good Texas chili to the chili cookoffs. HHS employees want to help; that’s why they have the jobs they do, and I’m looking forward to giving every single HHS employee the chance to help through this year’s CFC.”

— Tina Cheatham, Division Director for External Affairs for the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps

Story by Amy Ginsburg, CFCNCA

of my identity. I’m a voter, I’m a blood donor, I’m an HHS employee, and I give to the CFC. It’s part of who I am.”

Giving to CFC is actually a family affair. Tina said, “My better half is also a federal employee. Each fall we sit

Photo courtesy of the US Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration

Help us BUILD! AMERICA’S CHARITIES/CFC #50781

We’re committed to making sure they get one.

CFC# 11822

Visit www.missingkids.com to learn more about how you can help keep kids safer.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN #441

Visit our website to learn more about how we build, who we serve, to get involved and to make a secure online donation: www.HabitatNoVA.org/give

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Choose from over 4,400 approved charities to express your generosity.

And so can you.

Donate to the CFC, then visit www.cfcnca.org to watch stories of other federal employees like Kim, Carolyn and Dwight and share your own.

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worldwildlife.org

Help WWF Protect the Future of Nature

CFC #10622

 

Your donation through EarthShare in your workplace charitable giving campaign provides America’s most respected environmental and conservation charities with the support they need to protect public health and our air, land, water, and wildlife. Please give to these and other EarthShare charities listed in your campaign.

CFC #11440

Visit us at: EarthShare.org/CFC.html EarthShare is…

CFC# 11436

African Wildlife Foundation.......................................... 11219 Alaska Conservation Foundation................................. 12062 Alliance to Save Energy .............................................. 11783 Amazon Conservation Team ....................................... 10410 American Farmland Trust ........................................... 10631 American Forests ........................................................ 10632 American Rivers .......................................................... 12063 American Solar Energy Society................................... 10414 Arbor Day Foundation ................................................. 11443 Bat Conservation International .................................... 12064 Beyond Pesticides ...................................................... 11429 Carbonfund.org Foundation......................................... 62681 Center for Health, Environment and Justice................ 10633 Clean Water Fund ....................................................... 10636 The Conservation Fund .............................................. 10630 Conservation International........................................... 11430 Defenders of Wildlife ................................................... 10624 Earth Day Network ..................................................... 10625 Earth Island Institute ................................................... 12065 EARTH University Foundation .................................... 85775 Earthjustice.................................................................. 11090 Earthworks................................................................... 41290 EcoLogic Development Fund ..................................... 11432 Environment America Research & Policy Center ........ 65905 Environmental and Energy Study Institute .................. 10627

Environmental Defense Fund ...................................... 10628 Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide....................... 11433 Environmental Law Institute ........................................ 10629 Food & Water Watch ................................................... 17460 Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics... 12066 Forest Stewardship Council U.S.................................. 89324 Friends of the Earth .................................................... 12067 Friends of the National Zoo ........................................ 11434 Galapagos Conservancy, Inc. ..................................... 10961 Green America............................................................. 10059 Green Corps, Inc ......................................................... 11342 Institute for Transportation & Development Policy....... 10723 Izaak Walton League of America ................................ 10620 The Jane Goodall Institute............................................11103 Keep America Beautiful ............................................... 10278 Land Trust Alliance ...................................................... 11435 League of Conservation Voters Education Fund ......... 10621 Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics ................. 10423 LightHawk.................................................................... 10424 National Aquarium in Baltimore ................................... 11251 National Audubon Society .......................................... 12068 National Environmental Education Foundation ........... 11792 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ......................... 10267 National Forest Foundation ......................................... 12053 National Parks Conservation Association ................... 12069 National Wildlife Federation ........................................ 10622 Natural Resources Defense Council ........................... 10623

The Nature Conservancy ............................................ 10643 Natureserve ................................................................. 10299 Ocean Conservancy ................................................... 11436 Oceana ........................................................................ 10051 The Peregrine Fund .................................................... 10639 Pesticide Action Network North America ..................... 11437 Physicians For Social Responsibility ........................... 10640 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy ........................................ 10641 Rainforest Alliance ...................................................... 11353 Restore America’s Estuaries ...................................... 12070 River Network ............................................................. 10407 Rocky Mountain Institute ............................................. 11438 Scenic America ........................................................... 11439 SeaWeb....................................................................... 11796 The Sierra Club Foundation ....................................... 12071 The Student Conservation Association ....................... 11343 Surfrider Foundation ................................................... 10642 Sustainable Harvest International................................ 11000 The Trust for Public Land ........................................... 11440 Union of Concerned Scientists ................................... 10637 The WILD Foundation ................................................. 10406 The Wilderness Society .............................................. 10638 Wildlife Conservation Society ..................................... 10898 World Resources Institute .......................................... 96456 World Wildlife Fund .................................................... 12072 Xerces Society ............................................................ 18360 Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative .............. 49235

student conservation association

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A better environment is all in a day’s work!

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CFC #12062


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Food For The Poor Saves Lives and Builds Communities overlooked or simply forgotten,” said Robin Mahfood, Food For The Poor’s President/CEO. “I am humbled by the reality that tens of thousands of families are now being helped by this ministry. It is a tremendous blessing to be able to respond to the cries of the poor.”

For more than three decades, Food For The Poor’s generous donors have given hope to the hungry, the destitute, and the abandoned in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. The ministry may have started out as a feeding program in Jamaica 30 years ago, but it has since grown exponentially to become the largest international relief organization in the United States, with associated charities in Canada, Haiti, Guyana and Jamaica. “The name of our organization has become somewhat of a misnomer because we do so much on behalf of the poor,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “Since the very beginning, the goal of this ministry has been to teach and to provide those we serve with the necessary tools to support themselves, their families, and their communities.” In addition to feeding the hungry, Food For The Poor provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, support for

Mahfood’s leadership, strategic planning, and business acumen have helped to rank Food For The Poor among the top nonprofits in the country. With an emphasis on efficiency, fundraising and other administrative costs comprising less than 5 percent of the charity’s expenses; more than 95 percent of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor. Children concentrate on their studies at a school in Jamaica supported by Food For The Poor donors. Education is essential to escaping the shackles of poverty.

orphans and the aged and builds homes, hospitals, schools, and community centers that provide technical training. The ministry has also implemented animal husbandry, agricultural and aquaculture projects in the countries it serves to help

the poor generate income. “There are so many problems in the world, and during times of economic chaos the truly poor are the ones who suffer the most; they’re often

Food For the Poor encourages donors to ask their employers to match their tax-deductible charitable donations. More information is available at FoodForThePoor.org or by phone at 800-427-9104. Story courtesy of Food For The Poor Photo courtesy of Food For The Poor

The World Needs More

GOOD SAMARITANS Join Samaritan’s Purse in answering Christ’s call to help those who are hurting due to war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. Learn how we work around the world to relieve suffering and share the hope of the Gospel at samaritanspurse.org

Please join us in providing food, shelter, clean water, medicine and opportunity for hungry, poverty-stricken children and their families throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Your help will save more lives and promote lasting change in destitute communities. Food For The Poor has been named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation. More than 95% of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor. Please send a gift today to bring relief to those who need it most.

CFC #10532 Franklin Graham, President

877-654-2960 • 954-427-2222 • www.FoodForThePoor.org

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Prison Fellowship Ministries Transforms Lives of Troubled Inmates When the lure of drinking and drugs wore thin, Epifanio “Pefee” Arzapalo decided he needed a change and enlisted in the Army. But the desert foxhole didn’t prevent Pefee from being sucked back into the black hole of his dangerous habits.

A Plan and a Purpose

Pefee sat in a drunken haze in his holding cell, facing a long prison sentence for attempted murder. “Lord, you get me out of this situation,” he slurred, “and I will let everybody know that it was you. I’ll go to church. I’ll read your Bible.”

“Uncle Sam wants you,” the poster beckoned Pefee in 1975. The 20 year-old pined for some structure and a chance to change. So he signed up and left for training without telling his wife or two children.

A voice interrupted him. “You’re going to prison, but you will not be alone,” Pefee remembers with tears in his eyes. He decided to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior that day.

Meanwhile, Ron Magnus had left the Army that year and was recovering from a wound he received in the Vietnam War. After serving his country for years, he didn’t know at the time that he would soon be called upon to serve another role.

On a mission to change his life, Pefee submitted an application to transfer to Four Mile Correctional Facility in Colorado after he heard that Prison Fellowship was jumpstarting a transformational ministry program for inmates.

A Soldier’s Lie

On April 1, the chaplain at Four Mile contacted Pefee and told him he had been accepted. “I thought it was an April Fool’s joke!” Pefee laughs. “I realized that God opens doors that man wants to shut.”

No gun or uniform could camouflage the life Pefee led. The Army may have provided him with structure, but the inner change he sought proved elusive: “I took all my bad habits with me -- the adultery, the drinking, the spending money. It was just a mess.” By 1990, Pefee had served in and survived Operation Desert Storm, carrying home with him some deep wounds as he suffered from hip damage and post-traumatic stress disorder. He returned to the United States a man searching for truth at the bottom of a bottle.

One of those open doors led Pefee to his Prison Fellowship mentor, Ron Magnus. After talking for hours, the two veterans knew God had placed each other in their lives for a purpose. “Am I mentoring him, or is he mentoring me?” Ron jokes.

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Ron Magnus and Pefee Arzapalo

prayer, Bible studies, and reminders to resist temptation, Ron helped Pefee learn how to become a productive citizen and live a Christian life. Thanks to Prison Fellowship, its supporters, and Ron’s unwavering mentorship, Pefee has been out of prison since 2011, is reconciled with his family, and is active in church. He even keeps in touch with his mentor: “Ron’s a very dear and trusted friend. Even now, he cares,” Pefee smiles. Story by Carolyn Kincaid, Prison Fellowship Ministries

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Christy Gardner is Back On Top, Thanks to DAV Charitable Service Trust Christy Gardner was serving in what many people call “the most dangerous place in the world” – the border between North and South Korea – when the unthinkable happened: she suffered a direct gunshot wound to the forehead. In the blink of an eye, this hero’s life changed forever. The bullet fractured Christy’s skull and damaged her brain and spinal cord. She lost her memory and her ability to walk and talk. She started having seizures and lost hearing in one ear. It was a devastating ordeal, but Christy met it head-on. After countless surgeries and months of rehabilitation, Christy had regained her speech, her mobility and some of her independence. And then doctors delivered another blow. They told Christy that she’d never play sports again. Christy was devastated. She didn’t know how she could face such a loss.

`Then Christy got a life-changing invitation to participate in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, an annual event sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust. As Christy watched other injured vets literally conquer mountains, she learned an incredible lesson – that the only real limits were the ones she placed on herself. That realization changed Christy’s life, opening up a world of possibility and hope. Today Christy inspires other veterans to see all they can achieve as an awardwinning member of the Trust-sponsored DAV Warriors ice hockey team. Christy is deeply grateful for the support she and her fellow veterans receive from the Trust, support that inspires her to say: “While you may be hurt, there’s still so much you can achieve. Life can be absolutely amazing if you work for it.” Story courtesy of DAV Charitable Service Trust Photo courtesy of Robert Bukaty

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Veteran Michael Perryman Uses Fitness Zone to Help on the Road back to Health, Thanks to Trust for Public Land Zones around the nation. In the past four years, The Trust for Public Land has built 52, including 41 in the Los Angeles area.

Michael Perryman’s health began to deteriorate after he suffered a stroke in 2010. He spent three months in the hospital, followed by extensive home recovery. A Vietnam veteran, Perryman was living on a fixed income and he wanted to exercise, but he couldn’t afford the monthly cost of joining a gym.

Tori Kjer, who manages some of the park projects in Los Angeles, explained, “The equipment is very userfriendly and intuitive. That’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. These new parks are creating spaces for neighbors to meet and families to spend time together, and for people to exercise and everyone to play.”

Perryman was living near his sister, Sue DeVaney, at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida and one day, she spotted a Fitness Zone installed by The Trust for Public Land in nearby Gladden Park. They are essentially outdoor gyms, free for all to use. “I went home and called Michael and we made a date to try it out,” she explained. “It was like an answered prayer.” Until that time last year, Michael hadn’t been out much. “I stayed indoors a lot,” he said recently. “I don’t want to say I was depressed, because I had a lot of people around caring for me. I just wasn’t thrilled with the situation I was in. It was a huge change.” “It had been about a year and a half since I’d had anywhere to work out,” he said. “I walked every day, but that’s about all I could do. I just didn’t feel good.”

Vietnam Veteran Mike Perryman poses with his sister Sue DeVaney on new equipment at the Fitness Zone opening at Gladden Park Recreational Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.

His sister, Sue, explained, “Once Michael was out of the hospital, he no longer qualified for physical therapy benefits. I checked around to see if any of the fitness clubs had specials for veterans or low-income folks, and they didn’t.” With the help of the Combined Federal Campaign and EarthShare, The Trust for Public Land is building Fitness

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The Trust for Public Land works to conserve land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, working lands, and other natural places. Supported by the Combined Federal Campaign, the organization works to ensure livable communities for generations to come. Michael has a clear goal: “My goal is to get back into shape and The Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone is a big help.” More information about the Trust for Public Land is available at tpl.org Story by Tim Ahern, Trust for Public Land Photo courtesy of the Trust for Public Land

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Humane Society of the United States Works to Reduce Animal Cruelty Driving transformational change for animals has been the goal of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) since the organization was formed in 1954. With support from the Combined Federal Campaign, The HSUS is ranked the most effective animal group in a survey of Philanthropedia experts and receives Charity Navigator’s top rankings. While much remains to be done, the lives of billions of animals are better today because of the efforts of The HSUS’ supporters. Thanks to cooperation among animal welfare organizations including The HSUS, euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats is down by 80 percent since the mid-1970s. A pet adoption public service campaign, produced with Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council, has generated more than $129 million in advertising during the last three years. The HSUS aids animal shelters when natural disasters and cruelty cases overwhelm their capacity to respond. More than 100,000 animals received sanctuary, rehabilitation and other direct care cared for in 2012 alone through The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team, veterinary programs, wildlife response unit, and network of animal care centers. After Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012, HSUS staff and volunteers rescued 257 animals, sheltered more than 500, and helped reunite more than 400 pets with their families.

Those hard-hitting undercover investigations of animal cruelty have led to reforms in various sectors of the economy, including the fur industry, animal testing and agriculture. By focusing on consumer outreach as well as government and corporate policy reform, The HSUS is making significant improvements for animals.

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team responder Jennifer Kulina-Lanese cares for a dog after Sandy struck the coasts of New York and New Jersey.

Over the last five years, The HSUS has worked to compel 34 states to set up new rules regarding inhumane puppy mills that churn out litters of puppies with no regard for the animals’ health or welfare. To help end the suffering of street dogs in countries around the globe, the group’s international arm sterilized 50,000 dogs in Bhutan in the last four years and aims to spread the program to other countries. With just a few states treating malicious cruelty as a felony two decades ago, now 49 states treat malicious cruelty as a felony, with all 50 states treating dogfighting as a specific felony and all 50 states outlawing cockfighting. The HSUS’ investigations, rewards programs, Animal Rescue Team, and law enforcement training programs help enforce these laws.

New restrictions on slaughtering downed cows were implemented after The HSUS documented that meat from ill and injured animals was entering the food supply. More than 60 major food retailers have pledged to phase out their purchase of pork from factory farms that confine sows in inhumane stalls. And the veal industry is also on its way toward voluntarily eliminating extreme confinement of calves by 2017. The HSUS persuaded the federal government to agree to release most laboratory chimpanzees to sanctuaries, and saved more than a million seals over the last four years by de-valuing pelts from Canada’s seal slaughter in the global marketplace. With continued support, The HSUS is poised to do even more to help in the decades ahead. Story by The Humane Society of the United States Photo courtesy of Lisa J. Godfrey for The HSUS

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#InspiredGiving discover some great causes.

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ServiceSource Warrior Bridge: Heroes Helping Heroes SSG (RET) Harry V. Louque is a medically retired Staff Sergeant who served combat tours in both Iraq and Kuwait. While in Iraq, Harry lost one of his closest friends in an attack by insurgents and sustained multiple injuries that resulted in him being medically evacuated. In the two years after his return, Harry’s physical wounds began to heal but the mental trauma he sustained haunted him. The trials of war and active duty took a large toll on Harry’s psyche. He suffered from insomnia and in the few times he could sleep he had terrible nightmares. Eventually, Harry was so paralyzed with fear he rarely left his house, negatively affecting his marriage. Harry was diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to his service, and was medically retired from the army. Once retired, Harry began working with a career specialist who directed him to ServiceSource. ServiceSource is a non-profit disability resource organization that provides a range of customized programs and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families, from employment and job placement to training, habilitation and housing. Through its Warrior Bridge program, ServiceSource is committed to giving back to wounded heroes by providing employment services and other supports

Veteran Harry Louque is thriving today with his service dog Hummer, thanks in part to support he received from the ServiceSource Warrior Bridge program.

needed for a successful transition back into civilian life. ServiceSource hired Harry to work on an AbilityOne Federal Government contract, closing-out government contracts with a team of other veterans with disabilities.

Harry said, “With a lot of support ... ServiceSource stuck by me and those involved did all they could to help once again support me in a situation where most employers would have cut their losses.” Harry remains connected to the Warrior Bridge program and is serving as a mentor to other veterans struggling with the transition from military to civilian life. His goal is to help and inspire other veterans suffering from PTSD the way that ServiceSource was able to help him.

At the beginning of his time with ServiceSource, Harry was still traumatized by his PTSD and had sporadic work attendance. Concerned, ServiceSource asked for a meeting with Harry and his career specialist. During the meeting Harry explained his debilitating fear and his inability to even leave his house some days. ServiceSource worked with him to put together a schedule and program that accommodated his needs and would ease Harry back into the work force.

ServiceSource knows that veterans like Harry have valuable abilities that are an asset to any company and community. By working one-on-one with veterans to help navigate community resources and obtain the supports they need, ServiceSource is giving back to those who have given so much to all of us. Learn more about ServiceSource’s Warrior Bridge program at servicesource.org.

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Mike Spinella Honored with CFCNCA Hero Award “Shock and awe,” is how Mike Spinella characterizes his reaction to being named a 2012 CFCNCA Hero – but his selection for the award seems to be a no-brainer. A life-long public servant, Spinella joined the US Navy shortly after high school graduation and later went to work for the Federal government. He has been an employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) since 2004. Spinella serves the NGA as a multi-media producer, and he put those same skills to work when volunteering for the agency’s CFC campaign. He produced more than 50 graphics, some of them animated, that were used to further the “Let’s make providing hope fun” theme. He also coordinated numerous events, including NGA’s second annual golf tournament, marshmallow eating contest, chili cook-off and white elephant giveaway. It’s not surprising that he was such an asset to the agency’s campaign given that 2012 was his eighth year serving as a CFC volunteer.

“Even the smallest amount of change can make a difference. When it comes to the CFC, coins turn into dollars, and dollars turn into hope.” — Mike Spinella, 2012 CFCNCA Hero Award Winner

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\One of six children, Mike Spinella is a native of Maryland. He said his mother always told him not to “toot his own horn,” and that he volunteers his time not for the recognition but to lift his own heart. “The smile on the other side of the table is all worth it,” he said. In 2012, the NGA’s CFC campaign maintained a high level of momentum, resulting in a record number of Eagle and Double Eagle donors. The average donation per participating donor was $828, and approximately $165 per person was raised agency-wide. “Countless people and organizations are helped through support to the CFC,” said Spinella. “If you can’t give money, give time. Volunteer!”(He does both.) “Even the smallest amount of change can make a difference. When it comes to the CFC, coins turn into dollars, and dollars turn into hope.” Story by Heather Phibbs Photo courtesy of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


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Angie Peacock was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning from combat. She felt lost. Isolated. Suicidal. But with help from a therapist and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), Angie decided to go back to college and enroll in classes. She started to believe in herself again and used her experience to educate the civilian student population on the issues of wounded veterans. Angie has taught us all a lesson in resilience. WWP programs assist wounded service members and their families as they transition into a successful civilian life. Please support WWP by giving through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), #11425. Learn more at woundedwarriorproject.org.

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Robert Griffin III put together his most complete game of the year. He had a season-high 84 yards rushing, completed more than 60 percent of his passes and led a gamewinning drive. Griffin’s 105.2 passer rating was a season-best. Last year, the Redskins quarterback was the most efficient player in the NFL, leading the league in yards per pass attempt (8.1) and yards per rush (6.8). On Sunday, he reverted back to his old ways, averaging 10.3 yards per pass and 7.6 yards per rush. With the Redskins’ struggling defense, Griffin will have to continue to dominate. JEFFREY TOMIK (E XPRESS)

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The Bears’ Devin Hester tied Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown when he brought back a punt 81 yards for a score Sunday. (E XPRESS)

Express Reader’s Take So … how about those special teams?

“That commercial for Heads-Up Football? Kids learning how to tackle? Redskins should bring some of them in for tryouts.” — @AIDANREYNOLDS, AFTER THE REDSKINS ALLOWED A PUNT RETURN FOR A TD

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Tony Romo threw for 317 yards and one touchdown and the Dallas Cowboys overcame a sluggish start to beat the Philadelphia Eagles to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Two teams that averaged a combined 58 points per game and allowed a combined 55 totaled 13 punts in a first half that ended with Dallas (4-3) leading 3-0. The Eagles (3-4) have lost a franchise-worst nine straight games at home.

Nick Folk kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime to lift the New York Jets to a victory over the New England Patriots. Folk got a second chance after he missed a 56-yarder moments earlier. But Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for pushing a teammate forward to try to block the kick, a new NFL rule. Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Jets (4-3) topped Tom Brady and the Patriots (5-2).

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19 16 Shaun Suisham drilled a 42-yard field goal with no time remaining to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Suisham’s fourth field goal of the day pushed the Steelers (2-4) to their second straight win. Joe Flacco passed for 215 yards and a touchdown, but the Ravens (3-4) lost for the third time in their past four games.

The Dallas Cowboys (4-3) took sole possession of the NFC East lead with Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4).

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30 15 Cam Newton completed 15 of 17 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers (3-3) defeated the St. Louis Rams. The Rams (3-4) lost their cool with several personal foul penalties — and then lost quarterback Sam Bradford to an apparent left knee injury late in the fourth quarter. The extent of the injury is unknown.

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Matt Ryan threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Jacquizz Rodgers, and the Atlanta Falcons held off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to end their three-game losing streak. Harry Douglas had seven receptions for a career-best 149 yards for the Falcons (2-4). The Bucs (0-6) controlled the ball in the fourth quarter but managed only two field goals.

With Julio Jones out for the rest of the season and Roddy White missing the first game of his career, Matt Ryan turned to Douglas. The Falcons wide receiver had seven catches for 149 yards and a touchdown in a 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.

The Bengals receiver opened the scoring with an 82-yard touchdown 4 minutes into the game. In a matchup that featured two of the best wideouts in the NFL, Green and Calvin Johnson each finished with 155 yards, but Cincinnati got the win.

After not having a single 100-yard rushing game in 2012, Mathews has reached that mark in back-to-back games. On Sunday against the Jaguars, the Chargers running back went for a seasonhigh 110 yards and a touchdown. (EXPRESS)

Mike Nugent’s 54-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Cincinnati Bengals to a win over the Detroit Lions. The AFC North-leading Bengals (5-2) won a game for the second straight week by the same score. The Lions (4-3) looked like they did enough to send the game to OT, but rookie Sam Martin shanked a punt just 28 yards to midfield in the final minute.

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Passing yards for the Lions’ Matthew Stafford. The Bengals’ defense hadn’t allowed a 300-yard passer in 20 consecutive regular-season games.

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Game winning streak the Patriots had against the AFC East before Sunday’s loss to the Jets. New England’s sixgame regular-season win streak vs. New York was also snapped.

“We can say we keep doing good things, but if we don’t get a win or get more points on the board, it’s really not doing good things.” — JAGUARS QB CHAD HENNE, on his winless team

23 21 Mario Williams forced a fumble when he sacked Ryan Tannehill with less than three minutes left, setting up the winning field goal to help the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins. The injury-plagued Bills (3-4) ended a streak of six consecutive road losses, including two this season, while Miami (3-3) lost its third game in a row.

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Injury Report Doug Martin, RB, Bucs injured his shoulder early in the third quarter against the Falcons.

Nick Foles, QB, Eagles suffered a STEPHEN MORTON (AP)

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head injury on a sack on the final play of the third quarter.

Leon Hall, CB, Bengals left Sunday’s game against the Lions with an Achilles’ tendon injury and did not return.

Philip Rivers threw for 285 yards and a touchdown, Ryan Mathews ran for 110 yards and a score, and the surging San Diego Chargers beat the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chargers (4-3) showed little, if any, issues with a short week, a cross-country flight and an early start time. Jacksonville (0-7) has lost every game this season by double digits. (AP)


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A Matchup for the Ages CHUCK BURTON (AP)

Cardinals, Red Sox bring history, playoff stars to World Series

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs broke his fibula in Saturday’s loss.

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Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia and the bearded guys from Boston. Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and those fresh mugs from St. Louis. Pretty neat face-off in this World Series. Cardinals-Red Sox, once again in October. Fully rested, they’ll start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with Boston opening as a slim favorite. Look for postseason stars from past and present: Carlos Beltran, David Freese, John Lackey, David Ortiz and Adam Wainwright. Expect juicy plotlines: Can Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina shut down Jacoby Ellsbury and the running Red Sox? Can all-world closer Koji Uehara stop Matt Holliday and the Cardinals? Plus, there’s plenty of history: think Stan Musial vs. Ted Williams in 1946, Bob Gibson vs. Carl Yastrzemski in ’67 or Pedro Martinez vs. Albert Pujols in 2004. Or, perhaps more memorably that last time, Curt Schilling and the bloody sock vs. The Curse. The Red Sox and Cardinals are hardly arch enemies, however. They haven’t played since Kevin Youkilis homered over the Green Monster in the 13th inning on June 22, 2008. This year, Boston and St. Louis bounced back from disappointments and tied for the most victories in the majors with 97. Not since the Braves and Yankees in 1999 have league win leaders met in the World Series (the Cardinals and Red Sox were the top-scoring

The Cardinals won the NLCS over the Dodgers on Friday (top), and the Red Sox defeated the Tigers in the ALCS on Saturday.

teams in their leagues, too). Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Boston’s scraggly band rose under first-year manager John Farrell, a season after the team hit bottom under Bobby Valentine with its most losses in nearly five decades. Matt Carpenter, Matt Adams and St. Louis rebounded a year after wasting a 3-1 lead in the NL Championship Series against the Giants. Manager Mike Matheny got lots of help from a rookie-laden staff. Wacha was the MVP of the NLCS and is 3-0 with an 0.43 ERA in the postseason. Rosenthal took

1. Alabama (55) 2. Oregon (3) 3. Florida St. (2) 4. Ohio St. 5. Missouri

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6. Baylor 7. Miami 8. Stanford 9. Clemson 10. Texas Tech

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Both teams have their aces for Game 1. The Cardinals will throw Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA), and the Red Sox will go with Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 ERA).

over the closer role with a 100 mph fastball. Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez and others also made major contributions. The Cardinals captured their

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11. Auburn 12. UCLA 13. LSU 14. Texas A&M 15. Fresno St.

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19th NL pennant by trouncing Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday night in Game 6 of the NLCS. “Watching them last night, they’ve got a fantastic team. And a lot of young power arms that will walk to that mound,” Farrell said. The Red Sox earned their 13th pennant Saturday night, riding Victorino’s go-ahead grand slam to a 5-2 victory over Detroit in Game 6 of the ALCS. Uehara was the MVP with a win and three saves. “It ’s been a special ride,” Pedroia said, “and we’re still going.”

The Maryland football team will finish the season without the services of its two star wide receivers, after both Stefon Diggs and Deon Long suffered lower right leg injuries in Maryland’s 34-10 loss to Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon. During his postgame news conference, coach Randy Edsall said Long broke both his tibia, the leg’s weight-bearing bone, and the smaller-size fibula. Diggs, who appeared dinged up on the same play in which Long was injured early in the second quarter but returned to the game, exited two plays into the fourth quarter with what Edsall revealed to be a broken fibula. The sophomore will “probably [have] surgery sometime this week,” Edsall said. “It’s unfortunate,” Edsall said. “I feel bad for both those guys. We got to make sure we move forward.” ALE X PREWIT T (THE WASHINGTON POST )

TV Lineup

BEN WALKER (AP)

16. Virginia Tech 17. Oklahoma 18. Louisville 19. Oklahoma St. 20. S. Carolina

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21. UCF 22. Wisconsin 23. N. Illinois 24. Michigan 25. Nebraska

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NFL (8:30 P.M., ESPN) The Vikings and Giants are a combined 1-10 as two teams in desperate need of a win face off on national TV. Josh Freeman will make his first start for Minnesota after Tampa Bay released the quarterback a few weeks ago.


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• Largest Apts., in Oxon Hill • Newly Renovated Apts. • Across from United Medical Center w/ New Children’s Hospital Wing • P12 Metrobus@Doorstep • Walk to Southern Avenue Metro • Housing Vouchers Welcome (MD) • ALL CREDIT CONSIDERED *Call about our move-in specials 1439 Southern Ave. 888.480.1693

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• 3Br $1310 • Renovated Apartments Available • Central A/C & Heating • 2 Playgrounds • Five Minutes for 95 South & North GYM, Lounge and Business Center

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$30 Application Fee Walk to Metro W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail Keyed entry ways Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill

Free Gas, Free Water, PARKWAY Free Electric 2 Bedrooms from $1,165* BIG Floorplans Huge Walk-In Closets Close to Metro Bus Stop at Entrance

• All utilities paid • No Security Deposit or move-in fees • Metrobus at front door to Pentagon & Van Dorn Metro • Free parking • Convenient to Pentagon, Shopping & I-395 MON, TUE, WED, THU 9-7 • FRI, SAT 9-5 • SUN 11-5

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ADELPHI - Large furn rm $680/mo incl util quiet nghbrhd. Avail Immed. Near. transportation/MU 240-280-5289 BELTSVILLE - 1BR $450, 1BR $400, shr bath, all utilities separate. Shr sitting room, DR & kitch. Call 301-538-8575 BOWIE - Seeking responsible M/F, N/S to share pet friendly home, partially furn room w/cable, share BA. Avail early Dec. $400/month incl utils & cable + 1 month sec deposit. Call 301-335-2007 BURTONSVILLE - 2 Rms avail: 1 for $575 & 1 for $675. Share BA. Utils incl+ security dep. Call 240-401-5883 or 202-815-8285

Grand Opening Land Sale! Saturday, Oct 26th 10+/- Acres only $44,900

Mix of hardwoods & meadows, 50 mile mountain views, 2 hours DC Beltway.Near riverfront park, 18 hole golf course & GW National Forest. Good road frontage, utilities, perc, survey, warranty deed. PAY NO CLOSING COSTS - up to $1,000 w/ purchase at sale. Excellent financing. Call now 800-888-1262

CARS FORD 1995 CROWN VICTORIA - Good shape, white, 4 dr, 129k mi, stereo radio, will consider best price. Call Richard 703-497-4146 JUNK VEHICLES REMOVED FREE CASH PAY FOR ALL 202-714-9835 NEED A VEHICLE? Over 1,000 Cars, Trucks, SUV’s! You need 2 Paystubs & 1 Bill - Laurel, MD. Gross income must be $2k mo+. Jason 202.704.8213

Toyota 2000 Sienna — $3,500, Excellent cond, 177k mi, CD/Cass, ABS, alarm, passenger airbag, 540-720-3784 Volkswagen 1999 Passat 47k miles, exec condition, one owner, garage kept. $4,500 Call 703-759-9270 WANTED: Classic/Collectible Vehicles for Private Collection Top $$ Paid. Fast Transaction. 301-385-9395 classiccars1@yahoo.com

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CAPITAL HEIGHTS, MD - Furnished room, near Metro & shopping, kit priv, sep entr, cbl & util inc. $150/ 160 wk + dep. No smk. 301-420-4980 FAIRFAX - 1 room, share bath, 1/3 util. Remodeled, kit. No pets. No smoking. $500 month to month lease. Open house Sunday 10/27 @ 1-5pm. Call for directions 703-426-9652

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FT WASHINGTON-Furnished rm, large closet area, pvt bath, fridge, cable, sep ent. $145/wk+sec 240-274-3226 LAUREL-1 Bedroom avail $450/m, Share bath & kitchen. 1 Basement avail $650, private bath and entrance. 240-505-0355 NE/Ft Totten Metro- Prof. Female to shr unfurn BR, 4BR 2.5BA SFH. N/S, Cable, Wi-Fi, maid svc. CAC/heat $935/m incl utls. 202-494-3692

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RIVERDALE, MD- N/S. Share home, 1 room for 1 person. Avail now. $495 includes utilities, W/D. $495 security deposit. 301-613-0446 XX609 1x1

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It’s Official It D Shepard and Kristen Dax Bell tie the knot at the B county clerk’s office 35 c

TV TONIGHT

The Story

8 P.M.

‘How I Met Your Mother’

JORDAN STRAUSS (INVISION/AP)

three prospective dates for the wedding weekend, and he makes a choice that he might regret later. Barney and Robin have a confrontation with their minister (guest star Edward Herrmann, “Gilmore Girls’’).

8 P.M.

The Voice (NBC) The battle rounds,

which began last week, continue, with Cher, singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Miguel, and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder serving as advisers to the coaches. Cher works with Blake Shelton and Tedder helps Adam Levine.

Direct Delivery ABC

10 P.M.

Castle (ABC) Castle and Beckett’s

investigation of a gruesome murder leads them to a suspect (guest star Joshua Gomez, above) who claims he’s from the future and has come back in time to stop some terrible things from happening.

10:30 P.M.

Independent Lens (PBS) It’s

no secret that many people without health insurance use the emergency room as their main source of care. “The Waiting Room” puts several human faces on that issue, visiting a hospital in Oakland, Calif., where 250 patients pass through the ER daily.

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT

“I want to believe that you can maintain your core ... even if you win an Oscar with your first screenplay.”

(CBS) Ted (Josh Radnor, below) has

Diablo Cody finally makes a move behind the camera for her new movie ‘Paradise’ Film

Diablo Cody’s life story sounds like a movie she might write: A dynamic young woman with a unique voice wins an Oscar for her first screenplay, is embraced and vilified by the media, and emerges with more opportunities and greater self-assurance than before. Cody’s Hollywood crash course

began with her best screenplay Oscar for 2007’s “Juno,” about a wisecracking pregnant teen, and continued with a TV deal with Steven Spielberg and two more movies. Her directorial debut, “Paradise,” arrived in theaters on Friday. After Cody captivated Hollywood with “Juno,” people pressed her to direct, but she wasn’t driven to try it at the time. “I’ve worked with directors who were really respectful of my scripts and who involved me in the filmmaking process, so I used to say I had a good racket going,” the 35-year-old said. “All I had to

do was write the script, and then I got to sit back and take credit for these amazing films.” Eventually, though, Cody felt the time had come to try directing. Her challenge, like that of her protagonist in “Paradise”: to discover her central character. The film, which Cody also wrote, stars Julianne Hough as Lamb, a small-town religious girl whose faith is challenged after a disfiguring accident leaves her covered with burn scars. Lamb sets out for Las Vegas, where she checks off a to-do list of “sins” such as drinking, gambling and dancing.

In “Paradise,” now playing, the faith of good girl Lamb Mannerheim (Julianne Hough, right) is shaken after a plane crash, and she publicly renounces God — to the dismay of her small-town congregation. She heads to Vegas, where she meets a bartender (Russell Brand) and a cynical lounge singer (Octavia Spencer, left) who help her make up for lost time. (E XPRESS)

Making the film coincided with Cody’s second pregnancy, which compounded an already challenging task. Cody also had her 18-month-old in tow as she directed her cast and crew through 26 days of shooting in New Orleans and Las Vegas. “During pre-production, I was in my first trimester,” she said. “During the shoot, I was in my second and then during post, I was in my third. Then I had the baby and delivered the movie.” The whole time, Cody stayed true to herself, just as her main characters always do. “I want to believe that you can maintain your essential core and hang on to your innocence in a way,” Cody said, “even if your body is burned, even if you get pregnant as a teenager, even if you win an Oscar with your first screenplay.” SANDY COHEN (AP)

The Net at the Met: “Two Boys,” an opera about the Internet by 32-year-old New Yorker Nico Muhly, receives its North American premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in New York tonight. The work is a fictionalized account of a real-life British teenager who used the Internet in an attempt to arrange his own murder in 2003. Muhly wrote the opera with librettist Craig Lucas in a method Wagner would be unfamiliar with: trading files via email. (AP)


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16 years later, ‘The Lion King’ musical is still smashing records Theater “The Lion King” has more reason to roar — it’s on pace to end the week as the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion. According to The Broadway League, the show ended last week

with a 16-year gross of $999,267,836. It regularly pulls in between $1 million and $2 million a week. The show, featuring the music of Elton John and Tim Rice, brought the 1994 animated Disney movie to life onstage in 1997. Director and designer Julie Taymor created the memorable costumes, puppetry and scenic design. “The Lion King” has been a model of consistency in its march through records. In April 2012, it

JOAN MARCUS (DISNEY/AP)

Billion-Dollar Mane Attraction

Dashaun Young portrays Simba in the Broadway version of “The Lion King.”

swiped the title of Broadway’s highest-grossing show from “The Phantom of the Opera,” despite “Phantom” having almost a full 10 years’ head start. The Disney show opened in November 1997, while “Phantom” debuted in January 1988. The show has made $5 billion across 21 global productions. This summer, Disney announced the show’s total touring box-office gross in North America alone had reached $1 billion.

Part of its longevity is due to the movie tie-in, simple-to-understand story, family-friendly themes and the fact that it’s a spectacle not dependent on big-name stars — important for attracting tourists whose command of English might be weak. The show is breathing down the neck of “Les Miserables” for the title of fourth longest-running Broadway show, behind only “Chicago,” “Cats” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” “Les Miserables” closed in 2003 after 6,680 shows, and “The Lion King” will end this week with 6,621. MARK KENNEDY (AP)

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WEDNESDAY

The best things to do this week

Fred Minnick’s new book, “Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey,” looks at women in the distillation industry, from Mesopotamia’s first beer brewers to Prohibition-era bootleggers. He’ll sign copies over drinks.

Find more events for your weekend in Thursday’s Weekend Pass.

TODAY

Confusing as it may seem, producer Toro Y Moi is only one person. Chazwick Bradley Bundick (which is not another stage name) pretty much invented the indie style of chillwave — which sounds exactly how you’d figure: chill. He’s touring on his new album, “Anything in Return.” 9:30 Club,

TUESDAY

Jack Rose, 2007 18th St. NW; Wed., 6 p.m., $30; 202-588-7388, jackrosediningsaloon.com. (U Street)

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

SKIP BOLEN (ABC FAMILY)

815 V St. NW; today, 7 p.m., $25; 202 265 0930, 930.com. (U Street) 202-265-0930,

TODAY

Chris Hardwick, above, proprietor of “The Nerdist” podcast, gets his own show on Comedy Central beginning tonight, “@Midnight.” The series pits comics against one another in a nightly battle royale. It’ll be just like “8 Mile,” only with comedy! The show airs Mondays through Thursdays at midnight, of course.

TUESDAY

Hold on to your boxing togs: Katy Perry’s longawaited new album, “Prism,” drops Tuesday. The disc’s first single, “Roar” — lyrically, a mix of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” and Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” — is already a dancefloor smash.

Catch Georgia band Of Montreal, whose 2005 track “Wraith Pinned to the Mist” led to a catchy Outback commercial. This month’s new disc, “Lousy With Sylvianbriar,” is their 12th. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW; Wed.-Thu., 6 p.m., $25; 202-588-1880, ustreetmusichall.com. (U Street)

On the series premiere of “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff “Ravenswood” (9 p.m., ABC Family), Caleb Rivers (Tyler Blackburn, right) is having second thoughts about staying in the town of Ravenswood to help out his new friend Miranda Collins (Nicole Anderson, left). For one thing, the people are not exactly welcoming. And Miranda’s uncle is a little scary. And her brooding friend Luke Matheson (Brett Dier) is struggling with a family tragedy and ensuing scandal along with his promqueen twin sister, Olivia (Merritt Patterson). Betcha Caleb sticks around, though.

TUESDAY

Lookin’ for some hot stuff? EDM pioneer and producer Giorgio Moroder, along with Hot Chip and Holy Ghost, remix the hits of late disco legend Donna Summer for the disc “Love to Love You Donna,” out Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY

Hugh Laurie is best known in the U.S. for his role on the TV series “House.” But the Brit is also a musician. Live, he’ll be playing tracks from his recently released album, “Didn’t It Rain.” Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria; Wed., 7:30, sold out; 703-549-7500, birchmere.com.

THURSDAY Richard “Cheech” Marin, right, and Tommy Chong famously drove a van made of weed in 1978’s “Up in Smoke.” Over six more films, they made every joke there is about pot. Now they’re on the road again, possibly cracking wise about that Fiber One brownie commercial they were in. The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW; Thu., 7 p.m., $55; 202-328-6000, thelincolndc.com. (U Street)

FRIDAY

Well hellooo, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes. On the series premiere of “Dracula” (10 p.m., NBC), a mysterious, handsome man arrives in 19th-century London with an interest in “technology.”

OPENS FRIDAY

Yes, they took that “Jackass” sketch with the old man and made it into an entire movie. In “Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa,” Johnny Knoxville plays 86-year-old Irving Zisman, who tours America with his 8-year-old grandson.


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THE MAIN EVENT: They got married Saturday, Oct. 19, at a vineyard outside Charlottesville, Va. HOW THEY MET: While both in Ocracoke in the Outer Banks. He was on vacation, she was “on vacation” and studying for nursing school. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “She lay on a towel with a drink next to her open textbooks. Hotness and coolness factor way up. Plus tattoos? C’mon.” FIRST DATE: Tapas in Clarendon.

Veronica Hunter, Josh Sloan Veronica, 38, is a development coordinator for a health advocacy group. Josh, 43, is a supervisor for the parks agency in Montgomery County. They live in Silver Spring. THE MAIN EVENT: Later this month, on the Metro, where they met. (See also: their write-up in Express two

JIM DIEDRICH

Skiff, 31, is a nurse practitioner. Chris, 31, is an attorney. They live in Arlington.

years ago, “Metro Matches.”) Their reception will take place later at the Rock Creek Mansion. HOW THEY MET: At Fort Totten, both on their way back from concerts. He spotted the three straight-edge Xs on her shirt, then rolled up his arm to show her his matching tattoo. “What are the chances?” he said. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “A strikingly beautiful woman.” “I thought he was too young for me. But I knew he wasn’t your typical D.C. guy.”

FIRST KISS: On top of a jungle gym after a dance party. HOW HE PROPOSED: On a hike. “Chris told me he wanted COMPLETE privacy. I’m thinking, ‘We’re either breaking up or he lost one of the cats.’ ” MOST HATED CLOTHING ITEM: His jalapeno-and-hot sauce boxers. THEIR SONG: “As the World Falls Down,” from “Labyrinth.” “We sat in my car one night until 4 a.m., just listening to the whole ‘Labyrinth’ soundtrack,” Skiff says. MAKING IT UNIQUE: The dress code was “pirate, with the option of cocktail attire.” WITH INFINITE FUNDS: He’d have “hired dozens of people to dress as Ewoks to pass out hors d’oeuvres.”

FIRST DATE: He visited her at Tabard Inn, where she worked at the time. “She gave me a Tootsie Pop (not a euphemism).” HOW HE PROPOSED: With champagne and a handmade ring box … on the Metro, of course. “I thought ‘@#$% yeah,’ and probably said that out loud,” she says. WEDDING JITTERS: “I’m going to be really careful that my dress doesn’t get caught in the escalator!”

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Thomas Huggins, Andrea Summers Thomas, 26, is a government consultant. Andrea, 25, is in communications. They live in Alexandria. THE MAIN EVENT: Wedding bells rang Friday, Oct. 18, at a Leesburg, Va., winery. HOW THEY MET: Match.com. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “She was tall, beautiful, and gave me butterflies.” FIRST DATE: Old Town Alexandria. They had lunch, walked around the waterfront and talked for hours. “We started texting and ended up meeting again that night,” she says. HOW HE PROPOSED: He recreated their first date, then gave her a card and the ring. THEIR SONG: “I Will Wait,” by Mumford and Sons. “He started singing this song in the car to me one day, which is when I knew I was falling in love with him.” STUPIDEST FIGHT: “We took a wrong turn that was making us late for a comedy show. Andrea was over it and insisted we go home,” he says.

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“In case this wasn’t creepy enough for you, the park includes a life-size plaster statue of now-deceased leader Kim Jong Il, in the lobby of an indoor swimming pool.”

“Always it is a hot dog. Never is it anything special. Yoda this paragraph wrote.”

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describes the decor at a water park that opened last week in Pyongyang, North Korea. The country celebrated the park’s opening with a military parade because nothing sets the mood for a fun day at the water park like goose-stepping.

— ALBERT BURNEKO AT DEADSPIN.COM complains about D.C.’s half-smoke. He ranked the chili-slathered sausage at No. 36 in his list of “foods of the states,” which grades signature foodstuffs from the 50 states plus D.C. Maryland’s crab cake came in at fourth place, while Virginia’s ham ranked 34th.

“It doesn’t have anywhere near the glamour of David Bowie, what with the embarrassing redness and all, but the goblin shark has adapted in incredible ways to life in the darkness. It’s the real goblin king.” — MATT SIMON AT WIRED.COM compares a deepsea creature called the goblin shark to David Bowie’s famous “Labyrinth” character Jareth the Goblin King. The former, which looks red and slimy, is much more terrifying than the Bowie version, Simon concludes.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) There is no room for insecurity or self-doubt at this time. Do what you can, and that will surely be more than enough.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your own will may not be quite enough to ensure success, so you must solicit the aid of those who have pledged support in the past. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your eagerness to see into the future and know what’s going to transpire may be too much. Let things happen on their own.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may work closely with someone whose motives are similar to your own, but whose methods differ dramatically. You can learn a lot! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You are resolved to fulfill a certain aspect of your destiny, and you surely can, with the help of those around you — now or very soon.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You and a friend may be involved in separate endeavors that are actually parallel in tone and intention. You can share a victory very soon. CANCER (June 21-July 22) It’s a good day to challenge authority and break with tradition, but be sure to keep your feet on the ground.

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