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ower has many faces – the power to influence, affect change, to motivate; it means having the ability to impact lives beyond your own. In Washington, power is currency … but currency doesn’t always equal power. It’s a fickle thing. Nevertheless, in WL’s “Power Issue,” we untangle power’s tentacles and tell you what we find. In “The Power 100,” we name Washington’s top players: an unruly task, at best. Our first order of business was to lay down ground rules. First, we eliminated anyone drawing a government paycheck. We tend to assume titles automatically confer prestige, but empty suits are all too common among posturing public office holders. Another rule states that wealth doesn’t necessarily beget power. Money is easy; it’s power that is hard – hard to get and relatively easy to lose. So, with considerable help from our venerable committee consultants, we came up with a list that easily could have included two or three hundred more names. I was happy to see that many on the list were women, such as Sheila Johnson, Catherine Hughes, Jean Case and Katherine Bradley. In fact, as we created this issue, I became increasingly pleased to see so many women filling our pages. ur first power stop took us to the Vital Voices Awards where we were lucky enough to have CNN’s Zain Verjee and the State Department’s Dina Habib Powell contribute on the vital voices of powerful women who are are changing the world. In our “Power Profiles,” we met up with three vice presidents of leading energy companies – Lisa Barry, Marilyn Harris and Peggy Hudson.They join media producers Heather Dahl, Sam Feist, Betsy Fischer, Janet Donovan and power lobbyists John Breaux, Thomas Quinn and Paul Quinn. (Thanks for the lobbyist jokes, guys.) In “Who’s Next,” we put the spotlight on Kirsten Lodal, a pioneer in the non-profit industry and part of the next generation of leading women.And with the help of Elliot Stephanopolous, Christine Pelosi and Michelle du Pont, we toast successful mothers, proving that being powerful and having a soft side are not mutually exclusive. There were a handful of strong women behind our exclusive first-look into the extraordinarily renovated residence of the Embassy of Turkey to

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MICHELLE DU PONT is a jewelry designer whose creations can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue and other luxury stores. She shares her creative inspiration in our Mother’s Day feature. 2 ROLAND FLAMINI was the Washingtonbased chief international correspondent at United Press International from 2000 to 2006. From 1968 to 1994, he was a foreign correspondent and World section editor for Time magazine. In his feature story, Flamini waxes philosophical on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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3 MARY HAFT sits down with Ginger Pape and Diana Holman to discuss their book Repotting. She is president of Haft Productions, LLC, specializing in projects for non-profit organizations after spending a career in local and national television production. 4 FINLAY LEWIS has been an economics correspondent and columnist for the Copley News Service since 1992. He also served as the Copley’s congressional and national political correspondent for over five years. Our Power of the Pen feature includes his take on Norman Mailer’s latest book, The Castle in the Forest. 5

SHARON PATTON serves as the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art where she has organized more than 20 exhibitions. Patton writes about the Smithsonian’s latest collection, “African Vision,” in this issue. 6

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CHRISTINE PELOSI has over 30 years of grassroots experience in voter contact, education and mobilization in local, state and federal elections, most proudly in the campaigns of her mother, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. 7 DINA HABIB POWELL, an assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, has long been an advocate for women’s education. In our Vital Voices story she highlights the organization’s work towards women’s economic equality. 8 JOSETTE SHEERAN serves as the executive director of the United Nation’s World Food Programme, the beneficiary of the Mosaic Foundation’s tenth gala (this months’ event spotlight).

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KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND, the eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, worked in the U.S. department of Justice before serving two terms as Maryland’s lieutenant governor. She speaks regularly on the political and religious issues explored in her new book, Failing America’s Faithful. 10

ZAIN VERJEE reports on a wide variety of international stories as CNN’s State Department correspondent. In our Vital Voices special,Verjee highlights the organization’s work in Africa.

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CLAY BLACKMORE is an established

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DONNA EVERS has more than 30

GAIL SCOTT, author of Diplomatic Dance:The

portrait and wedding photographer. His client list

years experience in residential real estate in the

New Embassy Life in America, covers diplomats for WL,

includes such luminaries as Larry King, Forrest Whitaker

Washington Metro marketplace. She is the broker

The Washington Times and The Washington Diplomat. She

and Jenna Elfman. He photographed Ali Wentworth

and president of Evers & Co. Real Estate, the largest

also produces Smithsonian Associates’ “Top Embassy

and her daughters as well as the Malek family in our

independent woman-owned and run residential

Chefs” is co-director of The Brookings Institution’s

Mother’s Day special.

brokerage in the area. Evers researches and reports

new three-day “Embassy Associates Program” this June.

on Metro area history on her radio show, Real Estate

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DMITRY CHETVERUKHIN, an

internationally acclaimed photographer, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and early on discovered

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GARY LANDSMAN has been a

DONNA SHOR is an internationalist

photography as a means to explore people and

photographer for over 20 years. His clients say he

who has lived in five countries on three continents,

places. Chetverukhin, who contributes to our Power

warms to all of his subjects while creating images

climbed the Great Wall of China, tracked tigers in

Profiles feature, photographed for Vogue in Russia.

that are captivating. Gary’s extensive experience

Bangladesh, raised twins in a Provencal mas and a

includes shooting still life subjects ranging from food

Bordeaux wine chateau, and hobnobbed with greats

to full-scale interior architecture and corporate and

from Peck (Gregory) to Picasso (Pablo). She has

advertising lifestyles.

written widely, from National Geographic to the Paris-

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DABNEY DOSWELL is graduate of the

Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a double major in painting and film. Previous to launching her own firm, Doswell assisted Barney’s Creative

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BARBARA MCCONAUGHY is a

Director Simon Doonan, served as the public relations

recognized stylist, show producer and editor. Her work

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coordinator for the Guggenheim Museum and designed

has appeared in Elle and Detour magazines, and locally

relations for several film festivals and has written for

furniture for Knoll. In her design column, she shares

in the Washingtonian. Our fashion feature showcases one

Spin Magazine, The Washington Post, Essence, Guidepost,

some her favorite lamps from New York and Washington.

of her favorite elements of fashion, accessories.

Lookout and the Georgetown Journal.

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RENEE DRAKE has had a diverse career in the

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MARY MEWBORN has written

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JUSTIN KRIEL, who grew up in

arts.While living in Washington, D.C., she was a curator

for publications worldwide. With a degree in

Johannesburg, now lives in Silver Spring, Md.

for the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies

international relations and a penchant for travel, she

He operates Contrast FX, a photography service

Program. She later became the managing editor of

has served as a feature writer, contributing editor and

specializing in interiors and portraits. His work is

Sotheby’s Preview magazine. After eight years, she left

columnist for WL for over six years.

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JANET DONOVAN is the founder and

VICKY MOON has chronicled the lives on

NEIL SELKIRK photographs have appeared in

the rich, the not-so-rich, the famous and the not-so-

many major publications including The New York Times

president of Creative Enterprises International, a

famous for more than twenty years. She has covered

Magazine, Vogue, Interview, Vanity Fair and The New

Washington, D.C., publicity firm whose clients include

local murders and prominent lives in Middleburg,

Yorker. Portraits from his latest book, Lobbyists, appear in

celebrities, authors, politicians and publications. She

Virginia, for People Magazine and The Washington

our Faces of Power feature.

created and hosted The Beltway Broads radio show and

Post and has written about Middleburg’s hunt balls,

writes the column Hollywood on the Potomac.

steeplechase races and parties for Town and Country, Millionaire, Veranda and Southern Accents magazines.

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Join the Phillips Collection for their 85th anniversary SPONSORED with an “Old Hollywood” style black-tie affair.Walk the red carpet, sip cocktails, and receive the full star treatment as they explore the acclaimed exhibition “Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film.”The Collection will be transformed by famed New York designer David Tutera with chic film-inspired décor. Following dinner, the celebration continues at neighboring Anderson House. Cocktails and seated dinner 6:30 p.m., The Phillips Collection; Dancing and dessert 9 p.m., The Anderson House; $1000; contact asignorelli@phillipscollection. org for more information.

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FIREANDICE BALL The American Red Cross’s Fire and Ice Ball pulls out the big guns annually for this society shindig; accordingly, society gunslingers attend in full force. Cabinet members, governors, members of Congress, corporate executives, philanthropists, Washington dignitaries and Red Cross leaders will join together for an evening honoring the invaluable impact of the Red Cross. 6p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner; Wardman Park Marriot; black tie (or red, white and black); $150 and up; contact (703) 584-8459 for more information.



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CUP The Gold Cup is both a sporting event and a grand social gathering; over 50,000 eager equine lovers chomp at the bit to see some of the finest horses on two continents compete for the golden nosebag. 12 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.; North Rail, Great Meadow; fashionable attire; $85-115 per individual; contact www.universityrow.org for more information.

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by the wives of the SPONSORED Arab ambassadors to the U.S., highlights a major beneficiary each year. Guests include top government and corporate officials and members of the diplomatic community. National Building Museum; contact (703) 288 – 4500 for more information.



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PARK Noble steeds with brawny men atop them, brandishing wooden mallets with aplomb; little is as thrilling as a well-matched game of polo, especially when rivals U.S. and the U.K. battle for supremacy on the green. This day-long charity event will commemorate America’s 400th anniversary and celebrate the 250th anniversaries of Loudon County and Leesburg, respectively. “Don’t stop believin’” when the match is through, however; famed hairband Journey will perform. The evening culminates with dancing under the stars and a glorious fireworks display. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Morven Park International Equestrian Center; individual ticket prices vary; contact www. AmericasCupofPolo.com for more information.

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PHILLIPSBILLBOARD BLASTFOURDECADES ONTOPOFTHECHARTS

Corporate Washingtonians let their hair down – or up, depending on which rocker they choose to costume themselves as – in honor of children’s champion Freddie Mac and the Phillips’ 40th anniversary.

its 61st year, CARE celebrates its anniversary with the help of Congress, the presidential administration, civic leaders, corporate sponsors and gracious hospitality of multiple members of D.C.’s diplomatic community. Twenty six ambassadors will open their homes for private dinners – it’s

overshadowed only by the lofty brims of the traditional Spring Hat Contest, which features prizes in categories ranging from de rigeur to the spectacular (think Phillip Treacy). 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Woodrow Wilson House; creative hats; tickets are $75 for younger than 40, $100 for over 40; contact (202) 387-4062 for more information.



MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTERSPRINGGARDEN PARTYANEVENINGIN AMALFI ’Tis the season for spring fêtes – fans of the gracious style of living portrayed SPONSORED in The Great Gatsby should flock to the gorgeously appointed porches and gardens of D.C.’s Meridian House for its first Spring Garden Benefit. This year, the event also celebrates the opening of “The New Myth,” an exhibition of sculptures by notable young Italian artists including Luca Zanchi,Wolfgang Alexander Kossuth, Giuseppe Bergomi, and Antonio Pio Saracino. Guests for An Evening in Amalfi will have the opportunity to experience the exhibit while enjoying specialties of Italy’s Amalfi region, live music, dancing and refreshments in an exquisite setting. 6:30 P.M.; Meridian House; $100 per individual ticket; garden party attire; contact Judy Singer at (202) 939 – 5522 for more information.

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Gwen and Stuart Holliday Will Host the First Meridian Center Spring Party

This whimsical night will include a chocolate fountain and coffee bar as well as a live performance by soul band Masik. Silent and live auction items are the true stunners at this party; a weekend in Annapolis, Redskins tickets and an Irish cottage are among the highly coveted fare set forth. 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.; The Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner Hotel; costume attire; $200 per individual/ $1,500 per table; contact Monise Quidley at (703) 941-8810 for more information.



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WASHINGTON PERFORMINGARTS SOCIETYANNUALGALA ANDAUCTION Diplomats, businessmen, ambassadors, politicians and other notables turn out for this much-anticipated night of music and merriment. Preeminent quartet Canadian Brass is scheduled to perform; live and silent auctions include fabulous ticket items such as a dinner for 50 with the French Ambassador at his residence. 6 p.m.; Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; individual tickets begin at $500 and tables at $5,000; call (202) 293-9325 for more information or to request an invitation.



WOLFTRAPGALA

A private, starlit performance in celebration of the 36th Anniversary Gala for Arts and Education featuring Mary Wilson of The Supremes. A cocktail reception and elegant dinner in a beautifully decorated tent in the Lower Meadow precedes the song-stylings and delish dancing. 6:30 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. dinner; 9 p.m. performance and dancing to live music; Filene Center; tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels; black tie; contact specialevents@wolftrap. org. for more information.

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ÅTUNEINFORSUMMER Whether you want to rock with the Steve Miller Band, croon with Tony Bennett, surf with the Beach Boys or relax with Joss Stone, Wolf Trap(the National Park for the Performing Arts) is the place to go. These artists and many more will grace the park’s Filene Center stage this summer. For more information and tickets visit www.wolftrap.org or call (877) WOLFTRAP.

ÉEAUDECONEYISLANDNo, it’s not a bottle filled with essence of hot dog: according to the folks at BondNo﹒, their new Coney Island fragrance captures the smell of fun and the vintage allure of Brooklyn’s century-old seaside amusement park. Prices vary; available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bond No. 9 stores.

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Sam Tsoutsouvas in the title role of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Titus Andronicus. Photo by Scott Suchman.

TheShakespeareTheatreCompany presentsTitusAndronicus

Through May 20 Playing atThe Landsburgh Theatre For tickets and more information visit www. shakespearedc.org

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dinner at the District’s newest French outpost, CaféduParc (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.). Chef Antoine Westerman has created a traditional French bistro, wine bar and patisserie where guests can enjoy menu items from steak tartare to chocolate éclairs in the sunny dining room or on the patio. For more information visit www.cafeduparc.com or call (202) 942-7000.

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MeridianInternationalCenterSpringGarden Party﹕AnEveninginAmalfi May 18th Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place, Washington, D.C. Tickets $100 per person; for more information contact Judy Singer at (202) 939-5522

ÅLUXURYLUGGAGE Fashion over function or function over fashion? No matter, the AntrobusBag, from designer Alison Antrobus, quells the debate. Available at Aprés Peau (1430 K Street, N.W.), the Antrobus Bag is a large doctor-type valise when used in its entirety; but, by unbuckling the exterior portion and lifting the handles, a smaller daytime bag is revealed. Snapping the exterior portion unto itself creates an evening clutch. $1,250; additional, interchangeable clutch pieces $525.

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With a menu offering regional specialties from Bombay and Goa, TandooriNights, located in Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood, is a delicious alternative to typical Indian restaurants. Try the Chicken Makhani (chicken cooked in a creamy tomato sauce) or Fish Tikka (marinated salmon grilled in a clay oven) if you’re looking for something not found on many Indian menus. And be sure to order a side of naan – pillowy flatbread – to complement your meal (our recommendation: the garlic naan, which puts garlic bread anywhere to shame). 2800 Clarendon Boulevard; for more information visit www.tandoorinights.com or call (703) 248-8333.

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Females Changing Our World:Vital Voices 2007 Global Leadership Awards March 14 • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts BYJANETDONOVAN PHOTOSBYEDGARBECERRA

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ou didn’t have to look up the meaning of Vital Voices if you aended the Global Leadership Awards; you just had to listen to the recipients from China, India, Guatemala, Sudan and Bangladesh. CNN’s Zain Verjee and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell were appropriate emcees in context with their worldwide travel. “We all share a simple belief that no country can prosper if half its population is le behind,” Verjee said. For the first time, a man, Muhammad Yunas, was an awardee. THE SCENE The call to action included Co-Chairs Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, recognized globally for championing the rights of women in Afghanistan, and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who recognizes that by promoting women’s rights we are promoting human rights. Via video, First Lady Laura Bush added: “Because of their work, women who were once abused and oppressed are now treated with dignity and justice.” It was an extraordinary and tearful moment when Awut Deng Acuil took the stage. For 22 years she experienced civil war but traveled throughout Sudan mobilizing women to be included in the peace process. Admiring guests included sixteen Ambassadors and Wendy de Berger, The First Lady of Guatemala.

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VITALVOICESAWARDEES Awut Deng Acuil, Fern Holland Award

The Sudanese civil war inspired Acuil to organize the first People-to People Conference, a draft to national human rights act and help author the national constitution.

Margaret Alva, Political Participation Award

A former five-term member of India’s Parliament. Alva spearheaded the requirement that women hold a percentage of seats in local governments, or “punchayats.”

Dr. Gao Yaojie, Human Rights Award

Yaojie, fighting against a torrent of hostility from local officials, blew the whistle on the illegal sale and collection of HIV tainted blood in rural China.

Guo Jianmei, Human Rights Award

Founder of China’s first legal aid clinic, The Center for Women’s Law Studies and Legal Services of Peking University, which advances women’s legal rights.

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Awut Deng Acuil and Isabel Fernandez

Wang Xingjuan, Human Rights Award

Xingjuan launched China’s first women’s hotline and counseling service, assisting millions of women coping with unemployment, domestic violence and new challenges brought about by the economic transformation sweeping China.

Xie Lihua, Human Rights Award

Lihua restored dignity and hope to rural Chinese women by founding the first magazine and center to provide millions with desperately sought relief from dislocation, depression, illiteracy and poverty.

Maria Pacheco, Economic Opportunity Award

The terrible famine which swept across Guatemala in 2001 inspired Pacheco to design a National Program for the economic development of rural communities, specifically targeted toward women-owned small businesses.

Muhammad Yunus, Clinton/Fiorina Tribute, Global Trailblazer Award

Jane and Tom Wilner

Microcredit is a new lending concept, invented by Yunus, which has lifted nearly 7 million Bangladeshi — in 73,000 villages — out of poverty. Women proved to be the vast majority of his responsible beneficiaries, making them the engines of local economy.

Zain Verjee and Dina Habib Powell

Luma Kawar and Shamin Jawad

Hungarian Amb. Andras Simonyi, Nada Simonyi, Guillermo Castillo, Flor Costillo and Juan Carlos Paiz

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e know that educating women and including them in all aspects of society is the only way for a modern culture to flourish. This truth was confirmed in the United Nation’s 2003 Arab Human Development Report, which made the point that educating women and girls is necessary for freedom and tolerance to take hold within a society. I’m inspired by the work of Melanne Verveer and Vital Voices, who are working with women from all countries to bring new voices and leadership to their communities. Through a new State Department partnership with Vital Voices launched last year, the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit/State Department International Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership, we are bringing young women business leaders from all regions of the world to mentor with some of the top female executives in the United States. The CEOs of Xerox, Avon, Time, Inc., and Archer Daniels Midland Company are involved in this successful initiative - bringing women together to share their skills and talent, women such as Maria Pacheco from Guatemala. Pacheco exceeded our expectations and also touched our hearts. When she arrived, she was nervous about her participation in the exchange. However, upon entering the hotel, she saw a picture of Martin Luther King that she thought was a good sign because she, too, arrived with a dream. Pacheco’s dream was to assist poor, rural women in Guatemala to realize their own economic independence by helping them create small businesses and linking them to local and global markets. Vital Voices just honored her for making her dream a reality and building a better future for the people of her homeland. I am more and more convinced that as we work to advance opportunity for people around the globe, it is the women of the world – mothers, sisters, wives, daughters – who are absolutely vital to our success.

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he leadership of women in Africa is a driving force of social transformation. I’ve been enormously inspired by fearless and talented Kenyan women I grew up admiring : Wangari Maathai, an ardent environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner; Catherine Kasavuli, an eloquent newscaster on Kenyan television and Charity Ngilu a dynamic, charismatic politician. The leadership these women have shown in a society that is often chauvinistic and closed-off to women has been admirable. Each has been driven by personal ideals and ambition with no apologies. All have had the moral support of women leaders here in the West. Most Kenyan women don’t grab limelight like this, but they have my utmost respect. Kenyan women, and most African women, are the engines for economic growth. They have the drive, the passion, the dedication and the vision for a better life for their families and fight for survival each day. Here’s what an ordinary day is like : wake up, gather firewood for fuel, cook food, pick produce in the fields, strap it on their heads, strap the babies around their bodies, walk to the market, sell their goods, use money earned to buy food, go home, cook and look after their family. Women here in D.C. can help by recognizing that African women are determined and creative. Second, small income-generating projects go a long way in breaking a subsistence pattern. Supporting education for young girls in particular is vital because an entire family will benefit. African women have great leadership potential. The greatest example today is perhaps President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Africa’s first democratically elected leader. When I interviewed her recently in New York, I asked her if her policies were any different because she was a woman. She said ‘yes’ they were.While she was a tough leader, she said she approached her rivals, and her public with the compassion and sensitivity of her gender, which she said, made her leadership unique and more human.

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THE EVENT The longest-running and most anticipated of Washington’s springtime parties is the Bachelors and Spinsters Ball, held this year at the historic City Tavern Club. This annual D.C. institution is by invitation only, and in this, its nearly 70th year, the lucky revelers were as posh and festive as ever. The combination of an unseasonably chilly night and a great band kept us all seemingly glued to the Ketel One luges and the RBVs (not Red Bull and vodka, darling, but Veuve). It was almost a typical D.C. socialista party, except for the fact that in looking around the various parlors, it was evident that 21st century bachelors and spinsters are more likely to be 35 than 25. There was dancing to a swinging brass band, ice sculptures and balloons, and, as is customary, breakfast was served in the wee hours.

Josh Overbay and Grier Buchanan

Wolcott Henry and Danielle Gentges

Chris Larsin, Keri Ann Meslar and Annie Brady

Liz Fisher and Jim Rayborn

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William Kennard, Debra Lee and Ralph Evere

RECEPTION FOR RALPH EVERETT March 13 • Charlie Palmer Steak PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

Sharon Pra Kelly and George Haley

THEEVENT A reception to welcome the Center for Political and Economic Studies’ new president and CEO, Ralph Evere. The center works to improve the socioeconomic status of minorities and relationships across racial and ethnic lines. THE GUESTS Priscilla Hill Ardoin, Martina Lewis Bradford, Thomas Cohen, Lynn Holmes, Thurgood Marshall Jr., Aubrey Sarvis, Riley Temple and Sheryl Wilkerson.

Isiah Morrison and Terri Malle

Harry Wingo and Richard Roberts

Gail and Togo West Brenda Noel and Gwen Evere

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Syd Bressler, Judith Weisman, Marc Gramar and Phyllis Bressler

OPENING OF “MODERNISM: DESIGNING A NEW WORLD 1914-1939” March 11 • Corcoran Gallery of Art PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON

John Mason, Sarah Rosenwinkle, Joanne Mason and Mark Ein

Mark Jones, Paul Greenhalgh and Jeanne Reusch

Dianne Lewis, C. Roman Schlemmer and Maria Mazur

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THE EVENT A black-tie preview of “Modernism,” which gave 200 Corcoran trustees and supporters a look at the first show brought to the fore by new director and president Paul Greenhalgh. The show is “the largest ever of its kind to be staged at the Corcoran,” said Catherine Armour, the exhibition’s designer. The evening’s décor, by Design Cuisine, drew from the almost 450 piece exhibit which included a 1938 silver Czech Tatra 77a automobile in the entry way and copies of the famed Red Blue Chair on the staircase. Aer dinner, Greenhalgh cut the red ribbon with board chair Jeanne Ruesch which formally opened the exhibit. THEGUESTS Christina de Paul, Jim Kimsey, Albert Beveridge, Pat Sagon, Susan and Mike Herreld, Conrad and Ludmila Cafritz.

Shirley Hall and Tiffany Hall

Tim Rooney and Sherley Koteen

Harry and Jennifer Rand

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O F T H E PA R T Y Harry Johns, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Susan Collins and George Vradenburg

Sen. Tom Harkin and Stephen McConnell

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FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S GALA March 27 • Grand Hya Hotel BYDONNASHOR PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

THEEVENT The gala underscored the urgent need for an Alzheimer’s Disease cure, with five million U.S. sufferers now, including half a million under 65 as early onset victims, and 75 million Baby Boomers aging in the wings. THEGUESTS George Vradenburg and his wife Trish co-chaired this year’s gala. Also spoed: Phyllis George, the former Miss America, first network woman sportscaster, and former first lady of Kentucky; actress Jean Smart (two Emmys; Frasier, 24, and the new film Lucky You) a friend of Trish’s since their Designing Women days; lovely Princess Yasmin Khan; Meryl Comer; emcee Terry Moran of ABC; Mark Shriver; Bitsey Folger; Dianne and Alan Kay; Nancy and Harold Zirkin; Rabbi Michael Lerner (of Tikkun); John and Dana Daly; Michelle and Allen Berman, and journalists Ma Cooper and Al Kamen.

Susan Blumenthal, Jeff Morby and Jerry and Phyllis Rappaport

Sen. Susan Collins

Princess Yasmin Khan and Trish Vradenburg

Rudy Tanzi, Ann Tanzi and Anne Clesas

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Tom Harkin and Stephen McConnell

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March 13 • Cannon House Office Building PHOTOSBYIMMANUELJAYACHANDRAN

THE EVENT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored Stevie Wonder with its inaugural Troubadour Award at a star-studded dinner and tribute concert. THE SCENE Before the festivities, Wonder posed for photos with fans as some of the evening’s other performers (Tony Benne, Wyclef Jean, Joan Osborne) worked the room. When asked what tune he would pick as Barack Obama’s campaign song, Wyclef chose Bob Marley’s “Exodus.” The former Fugee was also spoed geing close with Osborne. (“I’ve had a crush on Joan Osborne since I was a baldheaded kid in the Fugees,” he told WL.) Aer dinner, entertainers from country (Wynona Judd) to Motown (Smokey Robinson) performed many of Wonder’s biggest hits. THEGUESTSBrian McKnight, India Arie, Chaka Khan, ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senators Barbara Boxer and Frank Lautenberg, and Reps. Mary Bono, Marsha Blackburn and Jon Conyers.

Rep. Charles Rangel

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Brian McKnight

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While the Nanny fights cancer and the Midnight Cowboy ruminates about religion, James Bond leaves the ladies “shaken” “The Nanny” does Washington You’ve

his latest flick September Dawn, gotta love Fran Drescher. At a poolside party at the Midnight Cowboy took the home of Christine Warnke for the launch of Washingtonians by surprise with Cancer Schmancer, the diminutive, nasally enhanced his knowledge of foreign affairs, actress was first to offer revival services to a guest history and politics. The Oscar who went horizontal mid-speech. While the winner plays a tormented Jacob woman was being transported to a couch, Drescher Samuelson during the historical quipped, “Now there’s a girl that knows how to and tragic September 11th, 1857 make an exit!” It was one of few funny lines. “A massacre of 120 men, women and doctor tells his patient he has good news and bad children savagely murdered in the news. The good news: You have 48 hours to live. name of God – an act for which The bad news: I was supposed to tell you yesterday. the Mormon Church has never Too many people are finding out they have cancer taken responsibility. His character today when they should have been told yesterday,” was so intense and committed Drescher emphasized. (It took her two years and such heinous acts, you had to seven second opinions to be diagnosed properly.) “I wonder how Voight felt about the got into stirrups more times than Roy Rogers! Real responsibility of religion. “This fellow fell prey to a action needs to take place on Capitol Hill.” The actress added she is making noise so senators will say, couple of things,”Voight said. “He “I don’t want the Cancer Schmancer movement on wasn’t a strong person; Sean Connery and his wife Micheline he was a revengeful my back, so best to vote their way.” Roquebrune at the National Museum Not taking chances: Sen. Arlen Specter and and desperate man of Women in the Arts who had nothing to Rep. Diane Watson. lose and his superiors represented God. When president, now would be a good time. Oscar So much for “La La Land” Actor Jon Voight we talk about religion though, let’s talk about nod to Voight. pronounces Ahmadinejad better than most religions generally. This piece is not only for members of congress. In town to promote Mormons.This film, like Rosewood and Shindler’s Bond ... James ... forget it The March 30th List, you would hope was made as an attempt event at The National Museum of Women in the to halt future horrors. We should know why Arts was as much about Sir Sean Connery’s wife as it happened, every inch of the way. Every it was about him.The Oscar winning Scottish actor religion has a responsibility for new generations and wife Micheline Roquebrune, an accomplished to understand both good and bad. They can’t artist in her own right, flew in to attend the annual continue teaching doctrines to new generations event and to hand over a few bucks … something without total disclosure. This is a good to the tune of seven figures. Looking tanned and architecture for what we are facing today.” rested, they were introduced by WUSA TV9 anchor As for what the Mormons should do now? Andrea Roane. “We are absolutely thrilled that “I would like the Mormons to take a good you have achieved 25 million dollars, that’s a lot of look at it because it’s a very authentic piece. We dough in whatever language, certainly in the world have these questions continuously in history, and today, I think,” Mr. Connery said.“I will be thrilled when they wake up to what has happened they and happy to come back here with my wife and have to take responsibility.” see your next great leap.” And yes, with his rugged Fran Drescher and Sen. Arlen Specter With Mormon candidate good looks, he continues to be one of “the sexiest at the launch for Cancer Schmancer Mitt Romney running for men alive.”

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MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

Comic Relief Inside the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner, The Week’s Opinion Awards and Buckley’s Boomsday party thinking of something really fun and creative, maybe a pop-up book,” Dubya quipped. Most visible guest: Geraldo Rivera showing off his young bride and chatting with Fran Drescher. B Y J A N E T D O N O VA N Stranger than fiction

Watching Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove morph into a “rock star” may have been more than guests bargained for at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner. But all was in keeping with the event’s traditionally lighthearted program, which included an unrehearsed dance version of “The MC (Rove) Rock” with backup performer NBC’s David Gregory, which amused guests. It was short-lived though … a spontaneous and unscripted skit prompted head scratching when entertainers asked Rove what he did for fun, and he responded: “I like to go home and get a drink, generally the non-alcoholic type since I don’t drink, and then tear the tops off of small animals.” A good reason not to improvise. G.W. – er … President Bush – fared better at stand-up. “I’d like to thank the Radio and TV Correspondents Association for providing dinner tonight, and I’d like to thank Sen. Webb for providing security.” (Virginia Sen. Jim Webb’s aide, of course, was recently taken into custody for bringing a handgun into the Russell Senate Office Building in a briefcase allegedly belonging to the Senator.) “A year ago my approval rating was in the 30’s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone. Ah, those were the good old days,” Bush said. On life after office? Write a book. “I’m 46

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Ricky Nelson would have loved the garden party at The Four Seasons that proceeded The Week’s Opinion Awards dinner, where several hundred margarita-prone guests gathered before honoring columnist Michael Kinsley, editorial cartoonist Chip Bok and bloggers of the year Joshua Late night cheer There should have been a warning label on Fruhlinger and Michael J. Totten. At dinner, the exclusive CNN Radio and Television Walter Isaacson introduced Ben Bradlee, whose Correspondents’ after party invite: “Stiletto opening remarks were enthusiastically greeted enthusiasts beware.” Navigating The Russia House by the mostly print media guests. (“Journalism is took some skill, but the vodka bar and caviar and dying, my ass,” he said.“Think of a world without blini stations were worth the peril. The upstairs/ newspapers; you couldn’t read on the porch, you couldn’t go to the john.”) A rather chatty Sir Harold Evans moderated a panel on “America in the World” which included Tucker Carlson, Thomas Friedman, Jim Lehrer and Claire Shipman. Fortunately for The Week’s hostess Margaret Carlson, the love-fest was broken up by periodic questions from the Ed Henry, Suzanne audience, which included Teresa Malveaux, Elaine Heinz Kerry. Seen: Arnaud de Quijano and Karl Rove at the Radio Borchgrave, Tony Blankley,Ted and Television Greenberg and Robin Bronk. Correspondents’ Dinner. Political satire at its best

CNN Pentagon correspondents Jamie McIntyre (far left) and Barbara Starr (far right) with Gen. Peter Pace and Lynne Pace at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner.

downstairs, Fellini-esque atmosphere encouraged friends to gather in clusters (CNN’s David Borman, Lou Dobbs, Jon Klein, Wolf Blitzer and former CNN host Frank Sesno), the better to observe other clusters, many of whom were overheard critiquing Rove’s performance. Media Bistro’s Patrick Gavin followed up with a poll: Laughing with him or at him? The latter won 75 percent to 25. Best place to meet and greet: the entrance, where smokers convened and chatted with latecomers Chris and Kathleen Matthews.

For his future book, the president may want to check out the colorful jacket of Christopher Buckley’s latest novel, Boomsday. The cartoonlike cover promises to tell how Buckley “hilariously envisions the nation’s next great brouhahagenerational warfare between profligate Baby Boomers and younger Americans who don’t want to be stuck paying the bill, and how this conflict provokes the most outlandish presidential campaign in American history.” And we thought chads had the edge. The author, who divides his time between D.C. and New York, spoke briefly to a closerethanthis crowd gathered in the front room at Café Milano. Not getting stuck paying the bill by getting free autographed copies: Jimmy Symington, Ann Compton, John Fox Sullivan, Kevin Chaffee and Roxanne Roberts. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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Show and Tell The Motion Picture Association’s symposium brings Hollywood heavyweights to the Capital City BY JODY ARLINGTON

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hat does Hollywood do besides star-studded campaign fundraisers, movie screenings and celebrity congressional visits? On February 6th, MPAA chief Dan Glickman added to the list by kicking off a first-of-its-kind industry symposium to explore the biz of showbiz and tell Tinseltown’s behind-the-scenes story. Actor Will Smith; directors Michael Apted (49 UP), Steven Soderberg (Bubble) and Taylor Hackford (Ray); and industry chiefs Bary Meyer (Warner Bros.), Ron Meyer (Universal), Michael Lynton (Sony Pictures), and Brad Grey (Paramount) joined other key insiders to highlight the industry’s enormous contributions but also explore what makes it such a threat to certain politicos and members of the public. Rep. Charles Rangel and Sens. Patrick Leahy and Dianne Feinstein offered their help in intellectual property protection efforts while former MPAA head Jack Valenti sat regally in a front row seat. The symposium was an opportunity for MPAA to demonstrate to members of Congress that the entertainment industry is a multi-billion contributor to the nation’s economy; as such, the movie biz needs Washington’s protection against a $6 billion annual loss from piracy.While the daylong Clint Eastwood addresses the industry-heavy crowd

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H o l l y wo o d primer focused on the perennial piracy issue, the symposium also explored entertainment in the digital age, the concept of intellectual property and how a movie gets made. Will Smith, who headlined the symposium — held at the Smithsonian’s Will Smith, Dan Glickman and Rep. Charlie Rangel newly restored backstage prior to the opening session Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, World War II as exemplifying the true power of — emphasized that piracy hurts everyone movies: namely, to tell human interest stories and in the industry (carpenters, grips, wardrobe, to inspire conversation about important topics. cosmeticians) not just “me and Tom,” presumably “It’s kind of nice to have an Award named referring to pal Tom Cruise. Smith garnered after me while I’m still alive,” Valenti said.“That’s laughs when he reported that many people cheerfully optimistic.” Vintage Jack. confuse him with Sen. Barack Obama. The evening ended with a private The Biz in Washington dinner honoring Academy Award In a first ever industry economic report, MPAA provided a state by state breakdown winning director Clint Eastwood with of showbiz contributions. Washington, D.C., the inaugural JackValenti Humanitarian ranks 16th, tied with several states, based on Award, which is presented to an actual films shot here. The study notes that individual in the motion picture the numbers are conservative and do not take into account contributions from local industry whose work has reached industry, including Discovery Communications, out positively and respectfully to all National Geographic, the Corporation for countries, creeds and cultures. James Public Broadcasting and PBS. The analysis Cromwell (The Queen), Fox’s Peter also does not include film festival contributions such as SILVERDOCS, which pumps at least Chernin and Valenti fêted Eastwood, $2.5 million into the local economy, excluding along with Taylor Hackford and many festival-goers’ expenditures on hotel, notable Washingtonians. Glickman cited transportation and dining. Eastwood’s two acclaimed movies about

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inger Pape and Diana Holman have a friendship that spans thirty years and has encompassed multiple businesses. Entrepreneurs and former business partners, having merged their businesses in government and public relations, each went on to create organizations that have created change in the world for women. Ginger co-founded The National Women’s Business Center, which focused on women in need, providing expertise and guidance for women starting or expanding a business. Diana co-founded WomenTrend, a visionary company that examined and provided analysis of trends through the prism of women consumers. Their professional and personal collaboration has produced their first book, REPOTTING: 10 Steps for Redesigning Your Life. MARYHAFT: What brought you both to the idea of this book? GINGERPAPE We were both serial repotters and our last repotting – selling our businesses to concentrate on our respective families and pursue other interests – felt like we had jumped off a cliff; we did not have a plan, and we needed one. In figuring out how to reconfigure our own lives, we realized that this idea had application for other women facing similar challenges. MH: There are many books on reinventing your life. What did you bring to this book that makes it different? DIANAHOLMAN: I identified the trend that today’s 21st century women – working women, wives, mothers, retirees – want to bring more meaning and fulfillment into their overscheduled, overburdened multi-tasking lives. Repotting includes our step-by-step, interactive process that allows readers to use their own life circumstances to start, create and launch a repotting plan. We created a Values Orbit Chart, and included exercises and a workbook, along with stories of real women – successful repotters – whose stories will resonate with readers.

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ting help them? DH: Women today are looking for greater meaning and fulfillment, according to

our research and focus groups.The first step in the repotting process is changing your time mindset – you need to take a weed whacker to the non-essentials in your daily life. In doing so, repotters can create some space to allow reflection and time to proactively think about what will bring meaning into their life.You create room for personal growth. Life, like gardening, is full of trial and error. MH: Both of you are living proof of your theory: what message do you want

to give women? GP: Repot, repot, repot … Every woman, of every age and every background, can begin to take steps to create change and a more meaningful life in their own world. We always say, this book is for 21st century women who don’t need a better planner – they need a better life.

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WL joins Christine and Nancy Pelosi, Elliot Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, and Marlene Malek and Michelle du Pont for a well-deserved tribute to mom.

Harper and Elliot Stephanoplous pictured at home with “mom” – Ali Wentworth. March 2007. (Photograph by Clay Blackmore.)

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Christine and Nancy Pelosi share a “good behavior” moment during dinner at Eliza’s, one of their favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Photograph courtesy of Christine Pelosi.

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s Mother’s Day approaches, I will ask my Mom what she wants, and she will answer as she has my whole life: “good behavior.” When we were growing up, good behavior seemed the logical request for a spirited family. My parents had five children in six years and one week, meaning that my Mom was pregnant for most of the 1960’s. When we were young, she dressed us alike so she could pick us out in crowds: identical skirts for the four girls with the color-coordinated pants for my brother. I’m sure it was all those matching outfits - plus years of Catholic school uniforms – that led us to develop distinctly individual styles as soon as we were able to dress independently. My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking – preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast

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while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches.To this day, we rarely finish eating one meal without planning the next. In addition to the pigtails she braided, uniforms she pressed, meals she prepared and carpools she drove in, it was my mom’s little sayings from my childhood that echo through the years. In church, we listened to the homily; at home, it’s what I call the “momily.” On homework: “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” On criticism of others: “Worry about your own self. Don’t be a ‘Miss/Mr. Make-Matters-Worse.’” On tears: “You play rough, you get hurt. [Or], if you throw a punch, be prepared to take a punch.” On getting along with people with whom you disagree; “Keep the friendship in your voice.” On motivation: “You can do it - it’s just a decision.” Most of all, my Mom gave my siblings and me a sense of faith, family and friendship. And in return on this Mother’s Day, I will be sure to give her that good behavior she’s always wanted. W A S H I N G T O N L I F E | M AY     | washingtonlife.com


Marlene Malek BY MICHELLE DU PONT

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y the age of nine, I was too cool to hold my mother’s hand, so I held her finger. I held her finger through the grocery store, the drug store and through life. I’m still holding her finger.My mother has made the world a better place to be. As president of Friends of Cancer Research, she has helped fight the global war against cancer. She was a 2005 “Washingtonian of the Year” for her work promoting cancer research, which includes serving on the boards of the Duke Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the President’s Advisory Panel on Cancer Research. She is vice chairman of the Board of trustees of Marymount University, where she attended nursing school when my brother and I were younger. Yet, at the end of the day, she wants to hear about my latest jewelry collection, Olivia’s soccer game or Scarlett’s latest word.

My mother is also an amazing artist. She is a beautiful painter, yet she doesn’t display her works, so, they hang in my house. My mother’s gifts to the world, however, don’t compare to the gifts she has given me and my daughters; unconditional love, kindness, generosity, spirituality, humor and fun. She has been my greatest advocate when I faced illness, been in the room for the birth of both my children, and has let me hold her finger through every up and down life has offered. Thank you mom for dancing so hard at my wedding that you hurt your back. Thank you for laughing the loudest at my jokes. Thank you for spoiling my daughters and then telling me I need to discipline them more. Thank you for letting me pull the wool over your eyes some of the time but not all of the time. (I too can now tell the difference between an allergic reaction and beard burn.) Thank you for being my mom.

Clockwise from top: Marlene Malek, Michelle du Pont, Scarle Olson and Olivia du Pont pictured at the home of Marlene Malek, March 2007. Photograph by Clay Blackmore.

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The

POWER 100 S ome men, and some women, are born with power, to paraphrase the old adage, while others have it thrust upon them. This seldom is the case these days. The majority of people on Washington Life’s Power 100 have earned their status the hard way. They would be first to admit that a sense of power is in the eyes of the beholder – that projection often is the key to how power is best applied. This concept was put to use in the renowed list that publisher Bill Regardie established in the latter part of the last century to define the term and its relevance to the Washington scene. Following his lead, our “rules” are essentially the same. Perhaps perversely, we eliminate anyone drawing a government paycheck, cancelling the idea that titles automatically confer prestige. (They may, but empty suits are all too common a sight among posturing strutters in public office.) Another rule is that wealth doesn’t necessarily beget power, which means that many hoping for advantage based on inheritance or a talent for acquisitiveness have to prove otherwise. Money is easy; it’s power that is hard – hard to get and relatively easy to lose. People such as Steve Case, Rajendra Singh, undoubtedly have plenty in the bank to play with, but that doesn’t entirely account for their power. Influence is what makes the difference. High tech, information and security businesses have exploded, increasing the visibility of powerful leaders in these fields. Rule number three: power is the ability to make others do what you want them to do, to make things happen – like win huge government contracts. Rule number four: the impact of

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influence is relative – a top lobbyist in Maryland in the long run can be just as powerful as a name brand on Capital Hill. Rule number five: Knowledge and ideas are powerful. The idea and education industries, once overlooked, are partners in the boom. Consider, too, how big names in journalism who command attention, say a Tim Russert or a Maureen Dowd, now have to make room for bloggers of all kinds. But, for media personalities, the standard remains the same: are they newsmakers or merely reporting news? Thinktank heads like Strobe Talbott in his new guise are not to be discounted either. Power in the 21st century has become more diffused as the sphere of communications has grown and changed. There are now more avenues in which to extend influence. Rule six: Access to decision-makers still carries weight, as Ed Gillespie and Tom Boggs illustrate. But knowing who knows whom and how is also a tool in and of itself. Michael Kaiser and Michael Kahn are sure-footed kings in the artistic world, but you can be sure they seldom, if ever, tell all they know about managing major institutions and the temperaments of the renowned. Final rule: the perception of power is power, whether its a bluff or not. In other words, knowing when to show them or hold them makes all the difference. Washington has become a vast collective of influence, unwieldy at times and certainly more powerful than most civic texts bother to teach. The following list of names helps to explain why. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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From top to bottom, left to right: Peter Barris, Ted Leonsis, Joe Robert, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., Walter Isaacson, Bob Woodward, Placido Domingo, Katherine Bradley, David Rubenstein, Tom Friedman, Newt Gingrich, George W A S H I N G T O N L I F E | M AY     | washingtonlife.com Stephanopoulos, David Bradley, Terry McAuliďŹ&#x20AC;e, Tim Russert, Vernon Jordan, Frank Fahrenkophf Jr., Bob Johnson, Dan Glickman, P. Wesley Foster, Jr. Debra Lee and Steve Case

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SANDYAIN PARTNERAIN&BANK Ain remains

Washington’s top divorce attorney, respected for his honesty and ethics. In the past year, he represented billionaire Steve Rales in his divorce from his wife, Christine. Other clients have included former Maryland First Lady Frances Glendening and Herbert Haft.

JOELALBRITTON MEDIAMOGUL Just when you thought he was over the hill after the scandal that forced him to sell his long-time interest in Riggs Bank, the Channel 7/ NewsChannel 8 owner stirred up Capitol Hill waters this year together with son Robert, launching Politico with rising stars like Mike Allen, who they landed after a bidding war with Time magazine and the Washington Post. The Albrittons’ deep pockets, keen eye for journalistic talent and grasp of the future of news consumption may very well become a model for the industry.

BOBBARNETT PARTNERWILLIAMS&CONNOLLY

His client list, which has included

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everyone from Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Bob Woodward, Lynne Cheney and Barack Obama, is a virtual “Who’s Who” of Washington. Barnett has earned the confidence of both political parties as a trusted confidant and skillful lawyer. He’s also the go-to guy if you want a plum book deal.

WOLFBLITZER HOSTCNN’S“THESITUATIONROOM”

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Everyone said it couldn’t be done, but in a world of increasingly short attention spans, he’s hosting three hours of programming a day. Blitzer’s sharp command of “The Situation Room” has set a standard for live reporting. With a big ratings win in March, CNN is thrilled with his leadership of their flagship news program.

MANAGINGGENERALPARTNERNEW ENTERPRISEASSOCIATES Chances are,

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if you’re doing a deal in Washington, you have to deal with Peter Barris. As the head of the region’s top venture capital firm, he is the man to turn to for the big transactions.

ROBERT“BOB”BENNETT PARTNERSKADDENARPSSLATE MEAGHER&FLOMLLPThis former

homicide trial prosecutor has been front and center in many important political imbroglios in Washington. He has represented two former secretaries of defense, one Democrat (Clark Clifford) and one Republican (the ultimately pardoned Caspar Weinberger) plus Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky affair and Judith Miller in the Scooter Libby CIA leak case.

PARTNERHALE&BOGGS Often

labeled “King of the Hill,” most still view Tommy Boggs as the “King of K Street.” Despite a mass exodus of associates, his firm boasts the highest receipts of any other lobbying firm, and includes clients ranging from large corporations to large nations. Through the firm’s foundation, Boggs mentors many protégés, including several from his alma mater, Georgetown University.

JULIANBOND CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARDNAACP

Bond’s role is particularly critical in the wake of the Imus debacle and other controversies. An outspoken critic of the

Republican Party, he is not afraid to speak his mind with over 150,000 members and millions more listening.

DAVIDandKATHERINE BRADLEY CHAIRMANATLANTICMEDIAAND CHAIRWOMANANDPRESIDENT CITYBRIDGEFOUNDATION This

power couple sets the gold standard; while he heads up his media conglomerate with some of the sharpest and noteworthy journalistic talent on the planet, she runs their family foundation, which is making a “huge investment in early childhood programs.” Smart, sincere and generous, these philanthropic brainiacs have a knack for mentoring promising young people through their participation with the Seed School and ServiceCorps as well as international medical projects from the Philippines to South Africa.

STEVEandJEANCASE CHAIRMANANDCEOREVOLUTION ANDCHAIRWOMANANDCEOOF CASEFOUNDATION Since leaving AOL,

Case has been working to revolutionize the healthcare and wellness industries.

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Returning to his entrepreneurial roots with Revolution, the holding company that owns Exclusive Resorts, Miraval and Revolution Health, his star power has attracted Carly Fiorina, Donn Davis, John Pleasants and other business giants to his latest projects. Motivated by the early death of his brother Daniel, Case saw how difficult it is even for the wealthy to make informed decisions, driving him to commit about $250 million to companies that help patients take a more active role in their treatment. Jean serves on the boards of the Smithsonian and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and as The Case Foundation CEO, she leverages her two decades of business expertise to create support communities for youth and families.

NICHOLASCHABRAJA CEOGENERALDYNAMICS Whether you support the Iraq war or not, this much is true: it’s making Chabraja a very wealthy man. His Falls Church-based company employs roughly 81,000 and is one of the largest defense contractors in the world.

HOWARDDEAN CHAIRMANDEMOCRATICNATIONAL PARTY Known for taking an early lead

in the 2004 presidential race through his grassroots/Internet fundraising, Dean has taken this same controversial and outspoken approach as chair of the leadership party. Since his election, he has raised the most money of any DNC chairman in a similar post election period. In his first six months he raised roughly $86.3 million, and as 2008 heats up, so will the dollars.

of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelungen, the largest production ever undertaken by the company.

MAUREENDOWD COLUMNISTTHENEWYORKTIMES

Some people had figured MoDo’s best columns were behind her, but she returned with a vengeance this year by exposing a deep rift between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Hollywood mogul David Geffen, who now supports Barack Obama. With a weakened Bush administration, this scribe’s pen has taken on a new life as she portrays politics as tragic theater.

LEONARDDOWNIEJR EXECUTIVEEDITORTHE WASHINGTONPOST Some argue that

after the president, Len Downie is the most powerful man in Washington. Through his able leadership, The Washington Post has solidified itself as one of the most influential papers in the world.

PRESIDENTGEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY As titular head of the

Hoyas, DeGioia has been inspiring students ever since his days as a dorm director 25 years ago. A Ph. D. in Philosophy and the first non-Jesuit “scholar without a collar” president, he has continued to propel Washington’s top university into the major leagues.

PLACIDODOMINGO

KENDUBERSTEIN After serving as chief of staff to President Reagan, Duberstein has positioned himself as a trusted bipartisan lobbyist who gets things done. He remains a key adviser to both the Bush administration and Congressional leadership (a rare feat in this town), with clients that include giants GM and Comcast. His many board positions include the Kennedy Center and the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

GENERALDIRECTORWASHINGTON NATIONALOPERA At 50, the Opera has

CRAIGDUBOW

never looked – and sounded – so good, and it’s got Domingo and his fundraising ability to thank for that. In 2007, this world-famous Spanish operatic tenor is helping to stage the American version

have proclaimed himself the “King of All Media,” but Craig Dubow has him beat. Gannett is the USA’s largest newspaper group in terms of circulation: 90 daily newspapers with a combined

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RICHARDFAIRBANK CEOCAPITALONE With $56.6 million to take home last year, Fairbank is one of the highest paid CEOs in the region and worth every cent. He’s grown Capital One into a Fortune 200 company and became involved with ownership of the Capitals and Wizards as well.

FRANKFAHRENKOPHFJR PRESIDENTANDCEOAMERICAN GAMINGASSOCIATION This former

Republican Party chairman may already be the one responsible for the thousands of online gaming addicts by successfully lobbying to legalize Internet gambling. Now he’s pushing the envelope further by promoting legislation that would allow sites to operate in the U.S. instead of offshore and enable players to gamble on their television sets.

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RAULFERNANDEZ PRESIDENTOBJECTVIDEO Though

he founded Proxicom during the `90s boom, he’s not just another high-tech guy with a lot of money. Together with fellow tech moguls Mario Morino and former Governor Mark Warner he cofounded Venture Philanthropy Partners (see WL May 2006), an organization that is revolutionizing philanthropic giving in the National Capital Region by combining traditional philanthropic methods with lessons learned from venture capital, private equity and high tech leadership experiences. He contributes generously to CharityWorks and is chairing its 100 Point Wine Dinner, which has become one of Washington’s annual power events thanks to his collaboration with Leah Gansler and VPP colleagues such as former AOL-er Jack Davies. Oh, and by the way ... his latest tech venture looks like a winner too.

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Another rule is that wealth doesn’t necessarily beget power, which means that many hoping for advantage based on inheritance or a talent for acquisitiveness have to prove otherwise. Money is easy; it’s power that is hard ... PRESIDENTDUBERSTEINGROUP

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daily paid circulation of approximately 7.3 million.

KENFEINBERGandMICHAEL SONNENREICH PRESIDENTSPRESENTANDPAST WASHINGTONNATIONALOPERA As

head of the Feinberg Group, one of the country’s leading mediation firms, Ken is considered by American Lawyer magazine to be one of America’s top ten attorneys. Moreover, his management of the 9/11 victims compensation fund won praise from even some of the toughest critics. Likewise, consummate Washington power player and Pharmatrak CEO Michael Sonnenreich had the good judgment and wisdom to recruit and groom Feinberg as his replacement after Sonnenreich’s own highly successful tenure as president of the WNO. Given the record-breaking funds that Sonnenreich raised, those shoes won’t be easy to fill. Fortunately for Opera fans, the two work well together.

CHAIRMANANDCEOLONG& FOSTERCOMPANIES The company

Wes founded in 1968 remains the largest real estate company in the Mid-Atlantic region and is the largest privately owned real estate firm in the country. In addition to his residential real estate empire, Foster has built a conglomerate of related financial lending institutions and title and insurance companies. With the recent acquisition of Michael Seay’s W.C. & A. N. Miller, the exclusive regional affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, he now has the most listings in the region. In short, Foster is real estate royalty.

HOWARDFRIEDMAN AIPACPRESIDENT The New York Times almost put it correctly when they referred to AIPAC as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel” – they should have said, “Israel as well as the Middle East.” As the new president of the steadily growing, 100,000-member grass roots movement, Friedman has Congress’s ear.

THOMASFRIEDMAN

COLUMNISTTHENEWYORKTIMESIf

you’re confused about the crazy state of global affairs, fear not:Thomas Friedman is here to help. He has carved out his career by making complicated issues accessible and suggesting solutions that make every Times reader say, “Why didn’t I think of

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From left to right: Jim Johnson, Chris Matthews, Raul Fernandez, Jim Lehrer, Sheila Johnson, Til Hazel and Michael Kaiser

that first?” In addition, his best-selling book, The World Is Flat recently surpassed 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.

EDGILLESPIE PARTNERQUINN&GILLESPIEAnyone

who’s considering a GOP bid for ’08 has consulted this former RNC chairman and Republican power lobbyist. Word is that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich have both recently sought Gillespie’s support and counsel. With his Democratic cofounding partner Jack Quinn, they mentored such rising K Street stars as Adam Falkoff, who heads their international practice.

NEWTGINGRICH SENIORFELLOWAEI Controversy

notwithstanding, he is one of the most imaginative and influential thinkers in Washington. Surprise! He recently agreed with Hillary on health care and a seemingly amazed John Kerry on climate change at what was billed as the next Lincoln-Douglas debate. Hard to pigeonhole but … conservation is conservative, after all.

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DANGLICKMAN, CHAIRMAN MOTIONPICTUREASSOCIATION OFAMERICA This former Kansas

congressman and secretary of agriculture proves that in Washington there is room for sequels. The force behind the popular milk, beef and pork ads, Glickman brought the same enthusiasm to the MPAA and successfully created campaigns to prevent piracy and encourage attendance in movie theaters.

DONALDGRAHAM CHAIRMANTHEWASHINGTONPOST COMPANY The newspaper industry has

seen better days, but Graham remains committed to maintaining the Post’s reputation as a premier news product. Under his stewardship, The Washington Post Company has maneuvered nicely to accommodate the growing online news audience while expanding its political coverage in a town that simply just can’t get enough.

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worked his way up to being the fifth in his family lineage to serve as the Society’s president. He also is a member of the board of visitors of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and chairman emeritus of the foundation board of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. Chris Johns leads an editorial team that produces approximately ten million English language magazine’s a month as well as 32 international foreign language editions, inevitably influencing the world’s vision of itself.

JOHNT“TIL”HAZEL

PARTNER REEDSMITHHAZEL&THOMAS Year

after year,Til Hazel is the man to see in Northern Virginia. Known for being well connected in the planning and zoning branches of the local government, Hazel and his son Johnny are a part of many lucrative development projects.

JOHNHENDRICKS

CHAIRMANNATIONALGEOGRAPHIC

FOUNDERDISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS Despite a rocky

After joining the staff of National Geographic as a picture editor, Grosvenor

executive shake up, Discovery still remains one of the largest worldwide

media companies. Though he only controls two percent of the stock, Hendricks still has a lot of pull and helped bring over new CEO David Zaslav from NBC.

MICHAELHARRELD REGIONALPRESIDENTPNCBANK

After a challenging merger with Riggs Bank, Herrald restored employee morale and successfully cemented the deal, marrying the two banks. PNC started 2007 the same way they rang in 2006, with a 30 percent increase in business. In addition, with wife Susan, they are active in numerous civic organizations and are spreading the wealth.

CATHERINEHUGHES CHAIRPERSONRADIOONE Known for spinning straw into gold, Hughes started out in the radio business when she had no budget to hire on-air talent for her show. Slowly squirreling away profits and acquiring local radio stations, she went on to become CEO, grow the company, take it public, and walk away with over $300 million.

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WALTERISAACSON  PRESIDENTANDCEOASPEN INSTITUTE A successful journalist with

stints as chairman of CNN and managing editor of Time magazine, Isaacson has taken his passion and intellectual curiosity to the Aspen Institute, where Washington’s biggest corporate and political names go to ponder the meaning of the world. Whether hosting dinners in Colorado or Washington, Isaacson can be seen huddling with major power players such as Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, to name just a few.

BOBJOHNSON ENTREPRENEUR Many thought after Bob Johnson stepped down as chairman of BET and purchased the Charlotte Bobcats, he would say adios to Washington. But with recent investments such as a restaurant with Café Milano owner Franco Nuschese, he appears to be here to stay. His Kennedy Center Honors pre-party, where he hosted a who’s who of Washington with Smokey Robinson dancing on his living room floor, proves he has celebrity power – a rare commodity in this town.

JAMES“JIM”JOHNSON VICECHAIRMANOFPERSEUSLLC

The Ultimate Washington Insider. Married to Maxine Isaacs, a power in her own right, he has served on a trio of Washington power boards: Brookings, the Kennedy Center and Fannie Mae. Scandals notwithstanding, he is a true power broker with friends on every board from Goldman Sachs to Target Corporation, and he is a member of the American Friends of Bilderberg, the Council on Foreign Relations, and The Trilateral Commission. Ran the VP selection for Kerry in ‘04. As another insider commented, “One of two guys I’d jump highest and fastest for …”

JOELJOHNSON PARTNERGLOVERPARKGROUP

One of the most respected influencers/ legislative strategists in town. Worked at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Guides corporations, major foundations and foreign countries on their legislative strategy at the firm founded by three high profile Democrats (veteran ad man Carter Eskew, former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhardt and former Clinton White House vet and senior adviser to Al Gore, Mike Feldman). The three started the

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company when they were out of political power and during a recession in 2001 (not exactly an intuitive business plan). A testament to their collective savvy, they attracted top talent like Johnson and have grown into a powerhouse communications, media and advertising franchise with headquarters in Washington and offices in New York and Los Angeles.

ARTSEveryone gushes about how much

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they like working with this imaginative impresario. Kaiser certainly draws a crowd and proves it each year with the annual Kennedy Center Honors Weekend, which under the creative vision of George Stevens, Jr. annually showers the town in glitterati. Not only is he able to draw world class performing artists, he was also able to persuade New York financial guru Stephen Schwartzman to head up the board.

WASHINGTONBUREAUCHIEF ASSOCIATEDPRESSThe Russerts and

RONKAUFMAN 

Matthewses and Blitzers of the world may get all the fame and glory, but the Associated Press’ national coverage continues to be the backbone of America’s news operation. Every news organization knows it: AP usually has the story first and Johnson makes sure they get it right.

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CHAIRMANDUTKOWORLDWIDE

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney shocked voters when he raised a staggering $24 million for his campaign, and Kaufman was at the front of the operations. In addition, he built Dutko as the only firm in Washington capable of offering clients a 50 state public affairs strategy.

CEOMARKETSALAMANDERAND PHILANTHROPIST When Johnson

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retreated to Middleburg and got married, many thought she would slow down with her BET fortunes. But her influence continues to grow as she builds a fivestar inn, expands her Market Salamander business and roots for her sports teams – the Mystics, Wizards and Capitals – in which she has significant stakes. She also serves on the boards of several non-profits and follows through on her commitments.

are quick to underestimate the West Point grad, proud Vietnam vet and former AOL chairman (and perhaps the only man Steve Case has ever worked for). But since leaving his post, he’s been applying his energy and determination to several boards including the Kennedy Center, Georgetown University and Venture Philanthropy Partners. From his office perch overlooking the White House, he directs his investment and foundation activities and is making great efforts to reform the D.C. public school system.

VERNONJORDAN PARTNERAKINGUMPSTRAUSS HAUER&FELDANDSENIOR MANAGINGDIRECTORLAZARD FRERES&COJordan sits on perhaps

more corporate boards than any one else in the country and he’s remained an active player here and in New York. He’s a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2006 was a member of the Iraq Study Group.

PHILANTHROPIST and INVESTOR Some

BOBBIEKILBERG  PRESIDENTNORTHERNVIRGINIA TECHCOUNSELConsidered one of the

most powerful women in technology today, Kilberg presides over the nation’s largest technology council, boasting 1,110 companies and 188,000 employees in Northern Virginia.

E. Smith CEO seemingly can’t give away his money fast enough. He donated $25 million to the Smithsonian Patent Office and has myriad buildings named after him (Kogod Center for the Arts at Sidwell Friends, Kogod Mayo Clinic Program on Aging and the Kogod Theatre at the University of Maryland-College Park).

ROBERTKRUGHOFF PRESIDENTCONSUMERS CHECKBOOK/CENTERFORTHE STUDYOFSERVICES Smart shoppers

know that for the best advice on how to find a plumber, a doctor or insurance company, they turn to Krughoff ’s notfor-profit publication, the Consumers’ Checkbook. Through the years the magazine has earned public respect and changed the service industry.

BRIANLAMB CEOC-SPAN Quiet and humble, Lamb has helped turn C-SPAN from staid to seriously enthralling. Over the past few years, he’s pushed Congress to allow C-SPAN cameras greater access to the legislative process. In a town where shouting too often stands for substance, his “Q&A” interviews remain some of the most insightful and reasoned around.

JIMLANGDONJR PARTNERAKINGUMPSTRAUSS HAUER&FELD Notwithstanding

controversy surrounding his representation of oil producing nations while serving on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Committee, Langdon, a Camp David sleep over guest, derives his influence from being known as “one of President Bush’s closest friends in Washington.” He currently heads the energy practice at the firm made famous by the legendary Bob Strauss. With legal talent like Joel Jankowski on board, its influence continues to grow.

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ARTISTICDIRECTORTHE SHAKESPEARETHEATRECOMPANY

DIRECTORPEWRESEARCHCENTER

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Chances are when a serious actor comes into town, it’s Khan’s doing. Under his leadership, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has helped attract such sparklers as Kevin Spacey and Dame Judy Dench, which explains its reputation as a world famous drama center.

There isn’t a day that goes by that Pew Research Center’s studies are not mentioned in the media. Kohut not only helps formulate public opinion on everything from current issues to voting trends but also gives valuable interpretation of data which is very influential in the press.

EXECUTIVEVICEPRESIDENT NATIONALRIFLEASSOCIATION The

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NRA has always had its power platform on the Hill, but in the wake of the tragic Virginia Tech massacre, gun control is likely to remain a controversial issue. LaPierre, an outspoken and influential Republican, will be at the forefront of the debate.

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work pay off. This Harvard Law School grad has slowly but steadily advanced within BET and currently sits atop one of the most powerful mediums for African-Americans.

JIMLEHRER ANCHORPBSNews anchors come

and go, but Lehrer proves that the best things come to those who wait. He’s been at the helm of PBS’s signature evening newscast for over 30 years; and, as the only national news anchor based in Washington, he is the Walter Cronkite of his generation. Consistently at the top of everyone’s list when it comes time to pick a presidential debate moderator, he’s sure to make news again in the upcoming presidential sweepstakes.

TEDLEONSIS ENTREPRENEUR The former vice-

chairman of AOL has developed into Washington’s renaissance man, effortlessly segueing from tech visionary to sports franchise owner (Washington Wizards) to philanthropist to filmmaker. His latest endevour is a documentary film he was inspired to make after unearthing the history of a brutal Japanese invasion of China during WW II. The Rape of Nanking earned him a spot at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and ultimately an award. What’s next Ted ... a flight to the moon?

TEDLERNER REALESTATEDEVELOPER& PRINCIPALOWNEROFTHE WASHINGTONNATIONALS Owner of

the man behind the $14 billion-dollarplus hotel empire. He has no intention of slowing down its growth, acquiring properties such as the Ritz Carlton and expanding its portfolio to include residences. Marriott is also known for keeping a friendly and dynamic work environment, which attracts superior talent such as former television anchor Kathleen Matthews, who now serves as the conglomerate’s executive vice president of communications.

JOHNMARS BOARDOFDIRECTORSMARSINC

With over $10 billion in assets, this candy man was recently ranked the 21st richest American. Though he’s recently stepped out of his leadership role at the family business, he remains active in operations. With his equally wealthy brother Forest Jr. and sister Jacqueline, the family exerts influence by discreetly giving to a range of organizations from the arts to children’s issues, and they have a strong presence in the Washington National Opera.

CHRISMATTHEWS HOSTMSNBC’S“HARDBALL” Sure, he’s a bit loud and loves to interrupt, but Matthews still brings a deep understanding of history, insider knowledge and wit to “Hardball.” With the 2008 presidential campaign heating up, expect his insight to shape public attitudes towards candidates. Is a “Meet the Press” gig in the works if Tim Russert ever steps down? Stay tuned …

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one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country. Managed to quietly acquire the Washington Nationals baseball franchise with his son Mark and sonsin-law Robert Tanenbaum and Edward Cohen. As the National’s universe grows, Lerner’s star will continue to rise.

POLITICALSTRATEGIST He’s still a powerhouse and probably the most prodigious fundraiser the Democratic party has ever seen. If Hillary wins the election, he’ll have his pick of political jobs. If she loses, he’ll make a lot of money.

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PRESIDENTVERIZON As one of the

PRESIDENTGEORGEMASON UNIVERSITYUnder his tenure, GMU

leading employers in the region, Lewis has implemented a program where his employees may volunteer hours for charitable activities while on the company payroll.Verizon’s foundation matches the hours and gives millions of dollars to deserving area non-profits.

JWMARRIOTT  CHAIRMANMARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL In an age of faceless

conglomerates, J.W. Marriott remains

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is Virginia’s fastest growing university, with 29,000 currently enrolled. Murton’s leadership shows that the school’s Cinderella run in the 2007 NCAA Basketball Tournament wasn’t a fluke. He steadily cultivates the nation’s best talent in all fields. For example, regional economic guru Stephen Fuller is paying dividends. It also doesn’t hurt that he helped land $10 million dollars from SRA.com’s Ernst Volgenau, the school’s largest donation ever.

TONYNICELY CHAIRMANGEICO The gecko has become as familiar an animal to some Americans as Garfield. Who knew that a well-understood spokeslizard would catapult GEICO into an insurance giant, and increase the company’s advertising budget strategically, resulting in an enormous payoff?

BILLNOVELLI EXECUTIVEDIRECTORAMERICAN ASSOCIATIONOFRETIREDPERSONS

As boomers age rapidly and in great numbers, the AARP may well become one of the most powerful forces on the planet; Novelli has made it his mission to explore the economic changes in social security and prioritize the continued well-being of millions of American senior citizens.

JOELOXLEY GENERALMANAGERWTOP Everyone

told Oxley that he couldn’t move the beloved WTOP (which was tapped out at $20 million in revenue based on audience size) from AM to FM airwaves. He didn’t listen and doubled WTOP’s take with the switch. Now everyone thinks he’s a genius.

RICHARDPERLE  RESIDENTFELLOWAMERICAN ENTERPRISEINSTITUTEFirst rose to

prominence as President Reagan’s “Dr. Death.” From neutron bomb advocate while assistant secretary of defense to leader of the innocuous sounding neo-con Project for the New American Century, this architect of the Iraq invasion never fails to get conversation started. Perhaps stubborn, perhaps wrong, the former Defense Policy Advisory Committee member is credited by some for blunt and original thinking and considered by others to be a masquerading Mossad agent or the mysterious Svengali behind George W. Bush. Next stop Iran?

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and financial worlds. His largest clients include the Indian gaming industry. He’s strategically been backing both Romney and McCain while firming his position in the RNC. His role as deputy publisher of The Weekly Standard allows him to shape political opinion.

JOHNPODESTAand TONYPODESTA PRESIDENTANDCEOCENTER FORAMERICANPROGRESSAND PRESIDENTPODESTAGROUP

The fourth and final White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, John Podesta currently presides over a progressive organization dubbed “a think tank on steroids.” Brother Tony has major corporations and non-profits lining up for lobbying help. He also helped with major Democratic wins in the last election.

ABEPOLLIN CHAIRMANVERIZONCENTER It turns out that Pollin’s heart is as big as his wallet. Not only is he one of Washington’s most influential businessmen, but he and his wife Irene also started the Sister to Sister organization to raise awareness about women’s heart disease. Pollin’s political savvy also helped him score $50 million from the city to renovate the Verizon Center.

DOUGPORETZ  FOUNDINGPARTNERQORVIS COMMUNICATIONS As the P.R. firm

he founded with Michael Petruzzello – the second fastest growing in the country – continues to add such clients as Saudi Arabia and Halliburton, Poretz has become an advocate for Northern Virginia, with the digits of most area power players programmed on his cell phone. Strategic hires like media maven Chuck Conconi (who knows everyone in town) expand his reach.

COLINPOWELL CHAIRMANAMERICA’SPROMISE

CHAIRMANTHEPETERSON COMPANIESPeterson took a $2

billion gamble on the development of Washington Harbor, which paid off. Peterson Companies is one of the largest, private-owned development operations in the region.

JIMPITTS PARTNERDCNAVIGATORS Frequently named as one of the top lobbyists by The Hill newspaper for his ties to the energy

The former Secretary of State hasn’t retreated into retirement (as he promised) but instead spoke out against the administration which he once served, winning the respect of disgruntled Republicans and Democrats alike. He is, however, making good on a promise to help America’s troubled youth through the foundation he chairs.

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EXECUTIVECOMMITTEEDANHER

After running their private equity firm together for over two decades, these billionaire brothers know how to influence the business world one widget at a time. While much of industrial America has flown south, these respected businessmen have acquired seemingly defunct companies and turned them into some of the most egalitarian and profitable concerns on the planet, regularly outpacing even the likes of Warren Buffet.

DAVIDREHR PRESIDENTNATIONALASSOCIATION OFBROADCASTERSTaking the helm

in 2005 as NAB president, Rehr hit the ground running and visited as many station groups and individual broadcasters as possible. He has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and he has been named a “Top Association Lobbyist” by The Hill multiple times.

HARRYRHOADSand BERNIESWAIN FOUNDERSWASHINGTONSPEAKERS BUREAU Rhoads and Swain promise that

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their carefully culled speakers are, quite simply, the most intriguing people on the planet. Founded in 1979, the Washington Speakers Bureau has become the world’s number one lecture agency and has revolutionized the industry by setting the standard for commitment, trust and care. If you want a speaking gig … these are the go to people.

STEVERICHETTI PRINCIPALRICHETTIINCRespected

on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue and, as the Democrats ascend, so will Richetti’s cachet. A true legislative strategist, he directs clients on the right moves because he understands the legislative and regulatory outcomes. He’s also co-chairman for the Coalition for America’s Priorities.

JOEROBERT CEOJEROBERTCOMPANIESGood

luck trying to guess Robert’s net worth (most eyes don’t see that far), but his footprint on the real estate market is real and notable. As CEO of one of the world’s largest private real estate investment and finance companies, he has his hands in projects as far away as South America,

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Russia and Europe. But as he razes buildings, he also raises hopes and hearts: his charity, Fight for Children, has given away almost $490 million, and he personally has donated $50 million to this cause.

DAVIDRUBENSTEIN  MANAGINGDIRECTORTHECARLYLE GROUPRubenstein founded the Carlyle

Group with Bill Conway Jr. and Daniel Daniello and, in the process, became billionaires, who built a roster of associates – including George H.W. Bush, Frank Carlucci and Ed Mathias – that would make the 1927 New York Yankees look like minor leaguers.

TIMRUSSERT  HOSTNBC’S“MEETTHEPRESS” You

know you’re good when you’ve won more consecutive championships than the Boston Celtics. With Russert on the mic, “Meet the Press” has been the top news-making Sunday morning talk show for nine straight years. Both he and the program were inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in April, and Russert’s pointed questions (bolstered by his vigorous preparation)

regularly make MTP the main course in every political junkie’s news diet.

ROGERandVICKISANT PHILANTHROPISTS The Sants

have given generously to keep the National Zoo, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian and other arts and cultural institutions at the top of the mark, making it their mission to support our way of life in an age where philanthropic families like the Rockefellers are few.

BFSAULII CHAIRMANCHEVYCHASEBANK

Although “Frank” Saul is best known for banking prowess, he’s been quietly building an impressive real estate empire in the region as well. Saul is famous for keeping a low-profile, so don’t expect to see him out and about, unless it’s at one of the cultural institutions he and his wife Tricia support so generously.

BRENTSCOWCROFT PRESIDENTTHESCOWCROFTGROUP

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H.W. Bush. From 1982 to 1989, he was vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. His opposition to the Iraq war and critical Wall Street Journal op/ed have once again put him in the spotlight, but neither have diminished his influence. Many of his protégé’s are now working at the Treasury, as United States Trade Representatives and even at the White House.

Alan Greenspan and Colin Powell to the owner’s box come game day.

JOESOLMONESE PRESIDENTHUMANRIGHTS CAMPAIGN The HRC is the largest gay

GARYSHAPIRO

equal rights organization in the U.S., with over 600,000 members. Solmonese has successfully challenged work benefit policies that favored heterosexual married couples and is a powerful young advocate in the gay community’s struggle for equal rights.

CEOOFCONSUMERELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION The little joys in life, like

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being able to see Jennifer Aniston’s pores from space, would not be possible without Shapiro’s pioneering assistance in one invention: HDTV. His trade association represents some 2000 consumer electronics companies, and he produces and owns the continent’s largest annual trade show, the International CESÒ.

SUDHAKARSHENOY CHAIRMANIMCINC “Executive of the

Year” and “One of the Most Influential People In Washington” are just a few of the titles bestowed upon the chairman of this technology solutions company. Shenoy led IMC to the prestigious Golden Hammer Award given by the vice president. He remains politically active, is cochair of the Indian American Republican Council, and serves on almost every technology board located in Northern Virginia.

TOMSIETSEMA FOODCRITICTHEWASHINGTON POST As Washington’s restaurant scene

continues to burgeon, Sietsema’s reviews can make or break an establishment. Still, he’s managed to maintain the respect of the food industry while simultaneously making quality dining understandable to the masses.

RAJENDRASINGH CHAIRMANTELECOMVENTURES

This billionaire has become a major player in the telecom community and helped launch Teligent, LCC International and XM Satellite holdings, Inc.

DANSNYDER CHAIRMANWASHINGTONREDSKINS

Okay, so maybe they don’t make the playoffs as much as we’d like. But, thanks to his leadership, the Redskins continue to be one of the largest – and most profitable – franchises in the NFL. Snyder’s star power attracts the likes of Tom Cruise,

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PRESIDENTSERVICEEMPLOYEES INTERNATIONALUNIONSEIU Dubbing

him “a different kind of labor chief,” The New York Times Magazine described Stern as a man who “intends to create a new, more dynamic” labor movement. Andy Stern heads one of the fastest growing labor unions, gaining power in the labor movement as our economy shifts from a manufacturing to a service base.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS HOSTABC’S“THISWEEK” Not everyone thought the former Clinton aide could make the transition from politics to journalism, but he has convinced even the naysayers that he’s got the chops to serve up a great Sunday talk show. Famous for his work ethic, he has made “This Week” a news makers show and the proof is in the ratings.

BRENDANSULLIVANJR PARTNERWILLIAMS&CONOLLYIf you’re facing jail time or crunch time, he’s your man.The legendary scorched-earth trial attorney once told the Senate “I’m not a potted plant” while testifying on behalf of Oliver North. Has represented everyone from former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and Major League Baseball’s Fay Vincent to late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke’s widow Marlena.

STROBETALBOTT PRESIDENTBROOKINGSINSTITUTION

A Bill Clinton confederate and fellow Rhodes Scholar, Talbott heads one of the most prominent think tanks in the U.S.. Its studies are the third most-cited by members of Congress, behind only the Heritage Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union.

GEORGEVRADENBURG PRESIDENTTHEPHILLIPS COLLECTIONANDVRADENBURG

FOUNDATION If there’s an arts institution in town,Vradenburg is probably involved. This former AOL-Time Warner strategic advisor’s commitment to the city’s cultural life has left an indelible mark. With his savvy author wife Trish, this power couple has the ability to raise over $2 million in a night for an Alzheimer’s charity chapter they started four years ago.

CHRISWALLACE HOST“FOXNEWSSUNDAY” Liberals and centrists love to complain that Fox News isn’t “fair and balanced,” but hardly anyone doubts Wallace’s even-handed approach to journalism and interviews on his increasingly popular Sunday talk show. This past year, he made news by drawing President Clinton’s ire and more recently scored an exclusive for Fred Thompson’s quasi-presidential announcement.

MARKWARNER ENTREPRENEUR Some thought Warner’s

political days were over when he pulled out of the presidential race, but in reality, Warner has never been more of a political player. There’s no shortage of options for this influential former Virginian Governor: a possible run for Senate in ’08, a more likely vice presidential bid and even another go at governor in ’09. This selfmade multi-millionaire has deep pockets to fund his races, and he digs just as deep as a founding member of VPP, which gives to numerous causes.

REGWEAVER  PRESIDENTNATIONALEDUCATION ASSOCIATION Second-term NEA

president Reg Weaver is considered a “demigod” in his field and has been at the forefront of the No Child Left Behind Act, making sure that those words ring true. The NEA, with over 3.2 million members, is still the nation’s largest professional employee organization. With education on voters’ minds, look for Weaver to be influential in the next presidential election.

RICHARDWILEY SENIORPARTNERWILEYREIN& FIELDING Often cited as the most

influential lawyer in the communications industry, and the father of HighDefinition TV, Wiley, a former FCC chairman, heads the firm’s 80-attorney communications practice representing clients such as Gannett,Viacom and Verizon. The firm recently won a $600

million dollar settlement against Research In Motion, putting to rest worries of BlackBerry addicts everywhere.

BOBWOODWARD  ASSISTANTMANAGINGEDITORTHE WASHINGTONPOST Although it’s been

over 30 years since his reporting helped topple a U.S. president, Woodward still has octopus-like tentacles that reach the deepest and darkest sources in town. He was criticized in recent years for being too chummy with, and soft on, the current administration, but his latest book, State of Denial, proved that Woodward and his hard-working writing staff still have the claws to scare the powerful.

JEFFZIENTS INVESTOR He’s earned a slot on

Fortune’s “40 richest under 40,” for his successful rise at the Corporate Executive Board, where he served as chairman. After taking the company public, he walked away with big pockets. Still young, still hungry and often referred to as the Malek of his generation, Zients is successfully plotting his new ventures.

GREATEMINENCES WL tips its hat to some powerful leaders who paved the way: • Madeleine Albright • Clifford Alexander • James Baker • Letitia Baldrige • Arnaud de Borchgrave • David Broder • Zbigniew Brzezinski • Gerald Cassidy • Robert Dole • Joseph Duffey and Ann Wexler • Marian Wright Edelman • David Gergen • Lee Hamilton • Lloyd Hand • Austin Kiplinger • Paul Laxalt • Fred Malek • Chuck Manatt • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick • George Mitchell • Sandra Day O’’Connor • Thomas Pickering • Diane Rehm • Warren Rudman • Bob Schieffer • George Stevens Jr. • Robert S. Strauss • Russell and Aileen Train • Jack Valenti • William H. Webster • James Wolfensohn


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INTERNATIONAL CLOUT Some ambassadors arrive with power, the big boys – Britain’s SIR DAVID MANNING, France’s JEAN-DAVID LEVITTE, Germany’s KARL SCHARIOTH, Russia’s YURI USHAKOV. They represent countries with long, important relationships with the Untied States. Other envoys get instant White House attention because they represent political hot spots – Israel, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. And, there’s preferential treatment for the 21 Iraqi Coalition nations. Here is our baker’s dozen of just some of Washington’s power diplomats:

Columbian Amb. Carolina Barco

Indian Amb. Ronen Sen

ZHOU WENHONG China

Envoy of 1.3 Billion people in Asia’s largest country, will have the biggest embassy in Washington next year and everyone answers his calls. Beijing Olympics in 2008 bring even greater public visibility.

CAROLINA BARCO Colombia

With the highest profile of any South American ambassador, Barco was born into power (her father was president), but she achieved top position of foreign minister on her own. A natural diplomat with a designer wardrobe.

NABIL FAHMY Egypt

Chosen as “2007 Ambassador of the Year” by National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, a real pro who makes it look easy. Wife Nermin leads Mosaic Foundation.

JOHN BRUTON EU Commission Ambassador

Former Irish Prime Minister who helped transform Ireland into the “Celtic Tiger.” Knows how to use power.

RONEN SEN India

Represents a new favored player of America. A grand statesman who knows how to take the stage with quiet grace.

SALLAI MERIDOR Israel RYOZO KATO Japan

Japanese o oz Amb. Ry Kato

Norwegian Amb. Knut Vollebaek

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As every Israeli ambassador before him, has instant access to the White House.

A specialist in commercial diplomacy, which comes in handy for important U.S. / Japan trade issues.

SALEM AL-SABAH Kuwait

Al-Sabah and his wife Rima have more powerful friends than any other diplomatic couple. Their guest list is always top tier.

KNUT VOLLEBAEK Norway

A former foreign minister – knows how and when to play his cards. Dean of the Scandinavian ambassadors. Highly effective and efficient.

HUNAINA SULTAN AHMED Highly respected among her male and female colleagues, knows how to get things done. So does her husband, Oman’s U.N. Representative Fuad Al-Hinai. Al Mughairy Oman MAHMUD ALI DURRANI Pakistan

A retired general (President’s military sec.) and author who understands policy (Governing Council, London’s International Institute of Strategic Studies), has improved border problems with India, Afghanistan. New friend of U.S.

INONGE MBIKUSITA-LEWANIKA Zambia

Heroine of all African women, leader in African Union too. Motto: One child can be a “Mandela.”

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Marilyn Harris, Peggy Renken Hudson and Lisa Barry photographed by Justin Kriel, April 2007.


DRIVENTOSUCCEED

MARILYNHARRIS VICEPRESIDENTFEDERALANDINTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAFFAIRSMARATHONOILCORPORATION YEARSINWASHINGTON 20+. MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOFJOB Staying on top of what is important. POWERISHaving a strong team with strong character and integrity. MYPOWERLOOK Dana Buchman and Ellen Tracy in red, pink and purple. MILESTRAVELEDEACHYEAR 60,000 miles. CHILDREN One teenage daughter. BOOKTHATCHANGEDMYLIFE Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (strong emotional impact, but not life changing.) FAVORITEHEROINE Margaret Thatcher. MUSTHAVE: Time for self. CAR 2007 Volvo X60.

PEGGYRENKENHUDSON VICEPRESIDENTFEDERALANDINTERNATIONALAFFAIRS BPAMERICAINC YEARSINWASHINGTON 36. Moved to Washington in

July 197l to work for Senator Fritz Hollings. MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOFJOB Representing the many facets of a global company

with offices in North America, headquarters in London, and operations worldwide. POWERIS Respect, giving one the ability to persuade people. MYPOWERLOOK I am an image/style buyer as opposed to having a specific

brand name designer, and my favorite colors are red and spring colors. MILESTRAVELEDEACHYEAR Approximately 50,000 to 75,000 miles CHILDREN Two. Daughter, Jocelyn (25) and son, Zack (17). BOOKTHATCHANGEDMYLIFE I would not say that a particular book has changed my life. The biggest impacts on my life have been the opportunities that have come my way, as well as, the many interesting people that have crossed my path. FAVORITEHEROINE Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks. MUSTHAVE A good sense of humor. MYCAR Mini Cooper ... red, of course.

LISABARRY VICEPRESIDENTANDGENERALMANAGERCHEVRON YEARSINWASHINGTON 30. MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOFJOB Building understanding of the very

positive role that energy companies play in peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; every day lives. POWERIS Derivative and based upon who you are representing and the strength and durability of personal and professional relationships. MYPOWERLOOK Anything from Harriet Kassman ... in black! MILESTRAVELEDEACHYEAR 50,000. CHILDREN Two fabulous boys. Jamie is 19 and a freshman at Trinity College where he is majoring in Asian languages;Will is 13 and a seventh grader at Westland Middle School and a great baseball player and student. BOOKTHATCHANGEDMYLIFE Books have not really changed my life other than enriching it, but the closest would be, The Alchemist. FAVORITEHEROINE Elizabeth Bennett. MUSTHAVE My husband Jim. MYCAR BMW 528.

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YEARSINWASHINGTON Since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 at the age of 28. MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOFJOB Managing my time. FAVORITEMOVIESCENE In The Candidate when Robert Redford turns to his campaign team after winning the election and says, “What do I do now?” BOOKYOUAREREADINGNOWThe Way to Win by Mark Halperin and John F. Harris. It maps how candidates can win the 2008 presidential election and talks about how elections have become a “freak show” that we now have to look at and participate in. WORKMOTTOLet’s make it work. BESTLOBBYISTSJOKESince Lobbyists can’t take. members to lunch now, I guess a good joke would be “take a lobbyist to lunch.”

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THOMASHQUINN PARTNERVENABLELLP

PAULQUINN SPECIALCOUNSELBUCHANANINGERSOLL&ROONEY YEARSINWASHINGTON After Tommy Boggs and before John Breaux.

YEARSINWASHINGTON I’m just getting started.

MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOFJOB Getting your client to tell a candid

MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOFJOB The challenge of this job is

and accurate story of the facts concerning his or her issue – then persuading a member of congress that your client’s position is credible and worthy of support while maintaining your own good reputation. POWERIS To influence the result of the legislative or political decision-making process through persistence and persuasion without burning bridges and compromising your own integrity. FAVORITEMOVIESCENEWaking Ned Devine – Jackie O’Shea says, “I’m not a great man for telling things the way they are. I’ve been known to add a little colour to stories for the benefit of those that’ll listen.Yet here tonight, I can swear that all I’ve told you is true.” BOOKREADINGNOWGoodwin’s Band of Rivals and Philbrick’s Mayflower, both brilliant. WORKMOTTO From many years on the golf course: “The only shot that matters is the one you’re making now.” BESTLOBBYISTSJOKE A pompous, overstuffed lobbyist is interviewing a potential client and says “that’s a very interesting story Mr. Miller – how much justice can you afford?”

also what makes it interesting: the political climate and players change very quickly. Consequently, the ability to adapt is essential. POWERIS…The perception by others that you can do or influence something. FAVORITEMOVIESCENE Peter Sellers withstands time. Perhaps the best scene was Chauncy Gardener’s press conference in Being There. It reminds me of Washington. BOOKREADINGNOW Three very different books. Chris Buckley, Boomsday; Edward Brooke, Bridging the Divide; and John Kerry, This Moment on Earth. WORKMOTTO: Better to regret what you have done that what you haven’t – don’t take yourself too seriously. BESTLOBBYISTJOKE: The most dangerous place in Washington is between (a certain senator) and the microphone. Or ... When preparing your witness to testify, advise him to never blurt out the truth. Always stick with the script.

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POLITICALDIRECTORSENIOREXECUTIVEPRODUCER

YEARSINWASHINGTONEight in this Washington

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and two in the other – Seattle.

SHOWSWORKINGON“The Situation Room”

SHOWSWORKINGONFOX news coverage

plus CNN’s election coverage. BEST“GET”FORANINTERVIEW VP Al Gore in the interview where he “invented the Internet.” NEWSMOTTOBetter to be right than first.

THENEWSMAKERS

HEATHERDAHL

from the D.C. bureau for all shows. BESTGETInterview with then-Mexican presidential

candidate Vicente Fox before the U.S. media considered him a serious candidate. NEWSMOTTOBe accurate. Be first. Be innovative.

ADVICEYOUGIVEGUESTSBEFORETHEY GOON-AIR Straighten your tie.

ADVICEYOUGIVEGUESTSBEFORETHEY

WORSTON-AIRMOMENTFORASHOWYOUPRODUCEDOn

GOON-AIRThink “intriguing dinner conversation.”

a freezing January 19th, the day before inauguration day, a pipe burst over CNN’s Washington studio 20 minutes before “Late Edition” was to air. The water knocked out all of the power in our control rooms. We raced our guests to the Capitol and did the whole show live from the inaugural platform. It was excellent TV. But very very cold.

WORSTON-AIRMOMENTFORASHOWYOUPRODUCEDAgreed to

let then-Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori give a live interview ... in English. I was assured he spoke fluent English. He didn’t, and we could barely understand a word he said. This was probably also the “moment that felt like the longest” that I produced.

BETSYFISCHER EXECUTIVEPRODUCERNBCNEWSMEETTHEPRESS YEARSINWASHINGTON 19, including four years of school at American University. SHOWSWORKINGON “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert. BEST“GET”FORANINTERVIEWThe “Meet the Press: Senate Debate Series 2006”

– six live debates with candidates from the hottest U.S. races. NEWSMOTTO Never count your chickens before they air. ADVICEYOUGUESTSBEFORETHEYGOON-AIRCome prepared, relax, and please leave scripted “talking points” at the door WORSTON-AIRMOMENTFORASHOWYOUPRODUCEDThe strangest was when an angry press aide to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell physically moved our NBC camera, away from the head-on shot of the Secretary (coming via remote from overseas) and over to a cluster of Palm Trees, during Tim’s final interview question. Secretary Powell ordered the press aide on-air to “get out of the way” and “move the camera back.” Months later, during his next “Meet the Press” interview, we presented Secretary Powell with a “Palm Tree Award” – a plastic blow-up set of palm trees to commemorate his return to the show. He was a good sport.

JANETDONOVAN

VICEPRESIDENTWASHINGTONMSNBCEXECUTIVE

YEARSINWASHINGTON35.

PRODUCER“HARDBALLWITHCHRISMATTHEWS”

SHOWSWORKINGON Breaking news daily.

YEARSINWASHINGTON Arrived 24 years ago

BEST“GET”FORANINTERVIEW When news broke about “guns in the cockpit,” I called John Nance, aviation expert for “Good Morning America.” He said that he was flying his plane to Florida. So, I called Rita Cosby, then at Fox, and said let’s see if we could get him. Nance turned the plane around, landed in Atlanta where a limo was waiting, and showed up live on-air with minutes to spare. WORKMOTTO Be creative and never give up. ADVICEYOUGIVEGUESTSBEFORETHEYGOON-AIR Know your subject matter and tell the audience something we don’t know. WORSTON-AIRMOMENTFORASHOWYOUWORKED Years ago when former Speaker of the House Jim Wright went on “The Tom Synder Show” to promote his book, there was either a technical problem with the speaker’s ear piece or he was hard of hearing. When he didn’t respond to the questions, Synder said (not knowing was heard on air) that he didn’t like politicians anyway and bleeped him off the air.

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to produce “The Larry King Show.” SHOWSWORKINGON Executive Producer of election

coverage, politics and “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” BEST“GET”FORANINTERVIEWA tie between “getting”

Zell Miller to challenge Chris Matthews to “a duel” after his dramatic speech at the 2004 GOP Convention. TV Land named it “one of TV’s top live moments.” and “getting” Ross Perot on Larry King Live to announce his candidacy for president in 1992. NEWSMOTTO Make sure you tell people why it’s important. ADVICEYOUGIVEGUESTSBEFORETHEYGO ON-AIR Jump in early and often. WORSTON-AIRMOMENTFORASHOWYOUPRODUCED

“Today Show” when a Boston chef cut up a live lobster and the pieces continued to wiggle. A man in a 6ft lobster costume protested for a month outside the brand-new street level studio to remind us.

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CONDI’S OPUS Power, concertos and the spirit of Old Europe BY ROLAND FLAMINI

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ondoleezza Rice opened her eyes at her usual wake-up time of 4.30 a.m. to find Ludwig van Beethoven sitting on the end of her bed. It was the Beethoven familiar from the middle age portraits, hair disheveled, clothes well-worn and crumpled. He was quietly humming the Ode to Joy. When one has confronted Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld across the table in the White House situation room, a visit from the ghost of a dead composer br ings no fear. “Beethoven – Ludwig – what are you doing here?” Condi asked. “They tell me you are a gifted musician,” Beethoven said, stopping the humming. “A pianist, yes,” Condi replied, sitting up, “and a good one. And Ludwig, I love playing your music, it’s —“ “Ja,ja.Of course you do,my dear.But they also tell me you are a politician,” the composer went on.

“Well, I am the Secretary of State of the United States.” Beethoven frowned at her across the covers. “You are blessed with the talent, and you have the training to be a pianist, to bring joy to people with your playing, and you choose to be a secretary?” “No, no, you don’t understand,” Condi said smiling. “I direct the international affairs

That declaration of independence, so bold, so direct! I had meant to dedicate a symphony to America, my tenth, you know. But somehow, I never got round to finishing it.” Condi said: “The truth is, when I was at college I was a piano major, and about half way through the course, I realized that I was pretty good but not good enough to be a great musician. So I took a course in international politics, and it was a course about the Soviet Union, sorry, the Russian empire. There were some that thought that there was no reason for an AfricanAmerican from Alabama to be interested in the Soviet Union, but I just loved it. So you see, although I’m an accomplished piano dabbler, the piano is not my life’s work. My life’s work is to advance my country’s mission to bring democracy to the world. But, yes, I would have liked to have sat at a piano in a concert hall and performed – well, your wonderful C minor variations, for example.” Beethoven shook his head dismissively. “Ach, those variations, so trivial, I didn’t even

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of the world’s leading superpower. I am one of the chief ministers to the President of the United States of America, the most powerful man on earth. I’m like … like Metternich.” Beethoven wrinkled his nose. “Ach! I sincerely hope not. That charlatan.” Then he brightened. “America! How we admired you!

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When one has confronted Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld across the table in the White House situation room, a visit from the ghost of a dead composer brings no fear. “Beethoven – Ludwig – what are you doing here?” Condi asked.


First lady Laura Bush looks on as President Bush shakes hands with cellist Yo-Yo Ma after his performance with, then, U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice at the National Endowment for the Arts National Medal of Arts Awards ceremony at Constitution Hall in 2002. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

assign them an opus number .... Listen to me: music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, and certainly all politics,” Ludwig declared, pausing to savor his bon mot. “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” “Music is important to me,” Condi replied earnestly. “It releases the tension after a difficult day. In my previous job, when certain … supposed colleagues would shut me out of important decisions, I kept my cool, but when I came home, I took out my frustrations on the piano. I would lose myself in one of your sonatas. The piano tuner was there every other week. In my early days as secretary, when I had to bring a wayward and rebellious branch of the government into line with the thinking of the administration, I had some tough days, let me tell you – playing the piano helped.” “Sometimes art follows life,” the composer intoned, “sometimes art helps life, filling the

emptiness, calming the emotions, soothing the frustrations.” “My piano playing is occasionally a diplomatic device,” Condi went on, warming to the subject. “When I agree to play at a Washington embassy, it’s a sign that the United States considers them friends. But when I

“I’m guessing you’re not the silly skit type,” replied Beethoven. “It was not a time to be frivolous, so I played something that reflected my serious mood. I like to remind Europeans that culture is not their exclusive property. I can get irritated when the Europeans act superior. I once snapped at a French interviewer who was putting on airs, ‘I speak French, I play Bach, I can stand toe-to-toe with you in your culture,’ I told him. Incidentally, I also play the flute, and I’m an expert ice skater.” “That must be useful when you find yourself on thin ice,” Beethoven said, laughing heartily at his own joke. “You are an accomplished woman, but America is the New World and a young country. Who was it who said, ‘Almost everything that sets us above savages has come to us from the Mediterranean?’ Some Englishman, I believe.” “Ludwig, you have been away a long time.The

Beethoven gave another of his sniffs: “Con dolcezza? Not a musical term Iʼm aware of. I know dolce, and con espressione, and I think I was the first to use sforzando. But not con dolcezza.”

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refuse, they had better take a good look at the state of their bi-lateral relations. In July, I even played in Asia. I was at a summit of Asian countries. Traditionally, the foreign ministers close the conference by giving a show, a silly skit of some type. But you probably won’t see me performing in some of the embassies of Old Europe.”

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Also known for her taste in designer clothes, Condoleezza takes to the red carpet at the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala iin 2004. Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images

past is the past. Power has shifted away from the old centers.The United States is the world model for freedom now, for democracy.The United States is the moral force that liberates others from tyrannical leaders and oppressive regimes.” Beethoven gave a long, eloquent sniff.“That’s what Napoleon said. I dedicated a symphony to him – the Eroica – because I thought he would sustain the democratic and republican ideals of the French Revolution. He turned out to be nothing but an ambitious despot – greedy for power and determined to conquer the world with his soldiers tramping across the globe in the name of liberty, equality and fraternity. The hope for a new world order turned out to be its curse. I removed the dedication, of course. And when Wellington beat him at Waterloo, I celebrated his victory in music. I hope your king doesn’t have Napoleonic ambitions.” “King? We have a president. He’s a visionary; his mission is to leave the world a better place than he found it. Under his direction, we are transforming the political landscape in the Arab world, and we are bringing democracy to the world of muezzins and desert.” “Peacefully, one hopes, so that alle menschen warden bruder,” Beethoven said, quoting from the Ode to Joy, “all people become brothers.” Condi hedged: “Well, some menschen need more persuading than others,” she replied. “You are at war?” “Our cause is just, and, as the President says, we must stick to our purpose. I know this man. He is honest and moral. I served his father before him, who was another great leader.” Beethoven’s considerable eyebrows rose in surprise: “His father was also the president? A dynastic presidency?” “No, each was elected in turn.” “And you served them both? Ach du lieber, Condi, you’re no novice in the affairs of state. You are a Metternich – without the bit about the charlatan, naturally. Or perhaps that Frenchman, what was his name?” “Talleyrand?” Condi quickly retorted. “Talleyrand – or perhaps Clausewitz.Why not Clausewitz? Didn’t he say ‘war was merely the continuation of diplomacy by other means?’” Condi answered: “Talleyrand advised, ‘pas trop de zele’ – not too much zeal. I, on the other hand, am extremely zealous in the interest of my


country and my president. Besides, Talleyrand was a liar and took bribes from everybody.” “Come, come liebe Condi. Isn’t a diplomat paid to lie in the interest of his – or her – country? And a senior diplomat paid to tell senior lies in the interest of his – or her –country?” “Nonsense,” Condi snapped. “As I’ve said many times, there cannot be an absence of moral content in American foreign policy. Europeans giggle at this. They say we are naïve, but we are not European, we are American, and we have different principles.” “I see. Condoleezza? Where on earth did you get that name? Some traditional American name, is it?” ”My mother loved music, and she wanted to name me after the musical term con dolcezza, but somehow it got changed to Condoleezza, and that’s how I was christened.” Beethoven gave another of his sniffs: “Con dolcezza? Not a musical term I’m aware of. I know dolce, and con espressione, and I think I was the first to use sforzando. But not con dolcezza People had started using too many score markings by the time I made my exit. Leaves very little scope for personal interpretation by the performer, I think.” “Ludwig ….What are you doing here?” “I’ve heard you play – I’m no longer deaf on the other side, you know … although sometimes I hear others playing my music, and I wish I were still deaf. So, I heard you play, and I thought you showed promise – if you practiced. I was curious to learn why you had set aside music for politics. Now I realize – you are a courtier. You are ambitious, and you are able. Behind that calm façade are a driving determination and a strong will. You are a swan, Condi. Sleek and smooth on the surface but pedaling furiously beneath it to reach your desired goal. Do you at least ever play the piano for your President?” “He is not partial to dead composers, which I’m afraid is how you are often known here.” “Oh well, only the pure of heart can make good soup,” Beethoven remarked. “Ludwig, now it’s my turn to ask you — what on earth does that mean?” “Who knows, apparently I said it once when I was alive,” Beethoven replied, melting through Condi’s bedroom wall.

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t the historic 1989 summit in Malta between the elder George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev, in the middle of a Mediterranean winter storm, Bush introduced the Soviet leader to a slim, young woman saying, “This is Condi Rice, she tells me everything I know about the Soviet Union.” Knowing everything – or at any rate, a great deal – as a specialist on the Soviet Union and eastern Europe has been Condoleezza Rice’s passport to power and influence as the trusted adviser to two presidents. Under the wing of her mentor, General Brent Scowcroft, Bush Sr.’s national security adviser, she was present at the creation of a free and democratic eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. In a way, she was Bush Sr.’s gift to his son George.The former president brought the two of them together to discuss foreign policy when the latter was considering running for president. The current president has never been heard to say that Condi tells him everything he knows about foreign policy, but it’s certainly the case. Flying solo as the White House national security adviser in the first Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice had to do some learning herself to expand her horizons from Russia to the entire globe. But being extraordinarily gifted, she was soon on top of her brief. Having the confidence and protection of the president she was able to stand up to what former British ambassador to Washington Christopher Meyer calls “the Big Beasts” of the Bush cabinet: Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Powell. Her self-control is phenomenal, and her occasional flare-ups are quickly brought under control. As security adviser she knew both her strength and her place, and she used both to repair the damage done by the rivalry between

Defense and State. When Bush was re-elected she was the obvious choice to step into the post of secretary of state – the country’s 66th. She was the first African-American woman to hold the office, but not the first woman – Madeleine Albright holds that distinction. There is another link between the two women – Madeleine Albright’s father, Joseph Korbel, was Rice’s political science professor at the University of Denver. Rice, now 52, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to middle class professional parents. Her father was a Presbyterian minister and her mother a high school music teacher. As a small girl she moved with her parents from Birmingham to Denver, Colorado. Her parents, she has been quoted as saying, gave her the kind of education that would enable her “to confront white society on its own terms.” Initially, she wanted to be a concert pianist, but the realization that she didn’t quite have the edge to become a front-rank performer, and an almost simultaneous fascination with international affairs, changed the course of her life. She earned her PhD at 26, and shortly afterwards was appointed to the faculty of Stanford University. As a board member of the Chevron Corporation, she had an oil tanker named after her. Unlike most African-Americans she found her political home in the Republican Party. There is no better example of her personal clout than the fact that when she headed the White House National Security Council, State Department staffers would complain that her department called the shots. Now that she is at State, with her former deputy Stephen Hadley holding down her old post, the situation is reversed: it’s State that dictates the foreign policy moves to the White House. 91


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THEEVENTAt the center of the political imbroglio that came with being a member of the Kennedy clan in the 1950s and 60s was the eye of the storm — Bobby and Ethel Kennedy’s charming estate, Hickory Hill. It’s a small wonder that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend chose this elegant and comfortable seing to celebrate the release of her book contemplating the divide between faith and politics: Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way. The A-list crowd included George Stevens, Sen. Ted Kennedy, Robert Sargeant Shriver Jr. and of course, Ethel Kennedy herself. The first hour saw guests mingling on the patio and enjoying an al fresco bar with hors d’oeuvres while Kathleen and her mother formed a personal welcome commiee out front. Aer the speeches, Kathleen signed copies of her book for admirers in the Hickory Hill dining room. THEGUESTS Brian D. Ardouny, Annie Totah, Kate Townshend, Mary Lee Coffey, Shelby Coffey, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Stephen Culbertson, Caroline Cro, Eddie Bureau, Mary Ann O’Sullivan Kelly, Kenneth Glover, Lauren Dugas Glover, Margaret Warner, Bernard Aronson, Tracy Mann, Alan Fleischman, Dafna Tapiero, William Mann, Andrew Buerger, Stephen Culbertson and Suzy Kelly.

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On a Wing and a Prayer Author Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on her latest – Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way BYK AT H LE E N K E N N E DY TOW N S E N D

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rowing up in a big Catholic family, I knew a faith that was big, broad, universal – yes, Catholic. It dealt with big questions and embraced the future with a sense of hope and joy.We were on earth to do God’s work … and that was to be an exciting, if difficult, calling. Over the last twenty years, I have watched my Church being pulled to the right. And I wanted to stop it. I thought the churches were failing the faithful – and failing our nation.There are many ways to change the world – politics, advocacy, teaching. All those have I done. But I thought that this moment demanded something more: a grounding in history, a new language, a shift in perspective, a vision of what should be. Writing is the best way to convey a vision. I wrote Failing America’s Faithful both to awaken people of faith to the true roots of Christianity – and to alert those who are not believers that there is a more inclusive faith that has been all but buried. It is time to resurrect the good that has been our legacy and make it our future. The following is an excerpt from Failing America’s Faithful:

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congregations for the most part can avoid. It’s always someone else who’s doing the sinning – Hollywood, homosexuals, the Darwinists, the feminists – and so the judgments can come tumbling down fast and furious. It’s always someone else who is responsible for the moral breakdown of society. But when it comes to the hard stuff, the stuff that demands that all of us give of ourselves to better the lives of those around us, the right-wing preachers are nowhere to be found. It’s as if they believe that Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, and cared for the poor just so we don’t have to. Jesus cautions us to judge not. If there is a central message to Christianity, if there is an enduring lesson to the example Jesus set during His time on earth, it is that none of us is without sin. None of us is perfect. When one follower called him “Good teacher,” Jesus responded, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” What an extraordinary challenge to His followers. If even Jesus expected more of Himself, how can we not apply the same moral introspection to our own lives? Jesus didn’t give up His life to make it easier for us to damn those who are different from us. He gave His life so that we could learn how to redeem our own. And He

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has published articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Washington Monthly, among others. She now works as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

lays out precisely how we are supposed to do that: by serving those around us. Here is where I believe modern evangelical leaders stray so far from the Gospels. Conservative Christians are fervent supporters of the anti-tax, anti-environment, pro-corporate policies of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party. But it isn’t that they are lending religious credibility to causes and issues about which Jesus says nothing. Rather, they always seem to be working directly against Jesus’ explicit instructions. In Mark, a rich man approaches Jesus and asks Him, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Christ doesn’t mince words: “Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me.” Over the past generation, the country’s

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wealth has become increasingly concentrated within the richest families at the top. In the past thirty years, for instance, the percentage of American wealth owned by the richest one percent of the country increased from 22 percent to 40 percent. And yet for the past few years, the Christian Coalition has made its top legislative priority “Making permanent President Bush’s 2001 federal tax cut.” They seemed unconcerned that these tax cuts would provide a windfall to the wealthy and thereby make it much harder for them to “squeeze through the eye of the needle” into heaven. There’s something deeply troubling and inconsistent about evangelical support for conservative economic policies. Essentially, they’ve chosen to abandon any notion of shared responsibility and the idea, well supported by both the Hebrew prophets and Jesus Himself, that we have an obligation to improve the world, an idea that was central to both Catholic and Protestant political traditions throughout our history. Indeed, Christian conservatives admit as much. In March 2005, decrying the renewed efforts of a few evangelicals to help the poor and become better stewards of God’s creation through environmental action, the conservative columnist Cal Thomas wrote a column that seemed to sum up the conservative attitude: “There is no biblical expectation,” he wrote, “that a ‘fallen’ world can, should, or will be improved prior to the return of the One to whom evangelicals are supposed to owe their complete allegiance … Jesus is appropriated these days for all sorts of things with which

he would have nothing to do.” Thomas, I should say, distinguishes himself from many on the Religious Right by saying that Christians shouldn’t be focused on any politics, left or right, but on spiritual conversion. But even so, he’s reading the Scriptures rather In Failing America’s Faithful, selectively, and a Ms. Townsend reconciles her growing majority religious beliefs with her life in politics. Warner Books, of evangelicals $24.99 US; $34.99 CA. seems to agree with the interpretation. Increasingly, “health and wealth” Christianity, and the politics it spawns, has become accepted as gospel. Rather than believing that Jesus asks us to serve and sacrifice for the sake of one another, Christians seem to think that so long as we say and feel the right things, it doesn’t matter if we do the right thing. But as it says in the hymn “Lead On, O King Eternal,” “For not with swords’ loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums; with

have and give to the poor.” LaHaye responded, “I can accomplish far more from my present lifestyle and the giving that I do to Christian work. If I just sold everything and gave it to the poor, I can’t see where that would advance the Gospel as much as I’m doing.” “But wouldn’t it advance the poor?” the reporter asked. “Well,” LaHaye replied, “you know how much I pay in taxes?” And yet, said Jesus, “Do you lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” I am somewhat sympathetic to the conservative complaint that throwing money at the problem does not always solve it.There were certainly some misjudgements in the War on Poverty. But the difficulty of a task is no excuse for giving up. My father would always quote Marcus Aurelius, who said, “Prefer the hard.” And there is lots of evidence that public action can have no real positive effects on the missions Jesus called us to. Food stamps have reduced the number of starving children, the Earned Income Tax Credit has helped stabilize families - as have the increase in child care subsidies and family leave benefits. Social Security has raised the elderly from the poorest demographic group to a much more financially secure position - and one that is healthier, too.When Jesus says, “For you always have the poor with you,” He was not gving His followers carte blanche to ignore their needs. Conservatives often interpret this verse to mean just that, conveniently ignoring the thousands of other verses in the Bible enjoining us to commit ourselves to charity and mercy. So when faced with the shortcomings of, say, health care, the Christian position should be, “If this isn’t working, let’s find something that does.” The Religious Right, however, says, “This isn’t working, so let’s do nothing.”

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deeds of love and mercy, the heavenly kingdom comes.” Deeds of love and mercy are few and far between among some luminaries of the Christian conservative movement. In a 2004 Newsweek profile of Tim LaHaye, the co-author of the Left Behind series (which has sold 62 million copies worldwide), the reporter asked LaHaye how he reconciles his luscious lifestyle (as he describes his home,“this beautiful place, and that drop-dead gorgeous view of the mountains” in Rancho Mirage, California) “with Jesus’ injunction to sell all you

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Keys to The Castle Norman Mailer provides personal insight on his latest work, The Castle in the Forest I N T R O D U C T I O N BY F I N L AY L E W I S

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nsurrection was in the air on that day in 1967 when a multitude of antiwar protestors assembled for a march on the Pentagon. In their midst as an observer, participant and chronicler was the brilliant writer Norman Mailer, whose memorable account of the moment – Armies of the Night – won the Pulitzer Prize. That was closely followed by Mailer’s observations of the Republican and Democratic national conventions a year later and published as Miami and the Siege of Chicago.Together those were seminal works capping the most tortured decade since the Civil War. Mailer returned to Washington on March 26 to promote his latest book, The Castle in the Forest – a richly textured imagining of the young Hitler. At a PEN/Faulkner patrons’ dinner party Mailer mused about the great tyrants of the 20th Century.Which was the worst bane on humanity, Hitler or Stalin? The novelist gave the nod to his book subject, observing that while Stalin killed for “tactical reasons,” Hitler’s murders seemed to spring from a warped and diabolical grand design – one infected, Mailer suggested, by “a virus for evil.” But he sounded despairing when talk turned to the fate of the modern novel – an art form that Mailer suggested no longer seemed devoted to the grand themes of good and evil. As for Washington itself, it was hard not to recall how its now tranquil streets had once formed the tumultuous backdrop for that famous march four decades ago. Mailer’s accounts of that epoch illustrate the transformative potential of literary journalism, and deserve, for that and a multitude of other reasons, to serve as texts for the generation of reporters and editors now coming on the scene.

The following excerpt is from Mailer’s discussion with NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse at a PEN/ Faulkner patrons’ dinner party in March. NORMANMAILER When I was nine years old, in 1932, my mother – who was not tremendously educated but very intelligent and sensitive – knew that Hitler was going to be disaster for the Jews. “He’s going to kill us all,” she predicted. So I grew up knowing that there was a man in Germany who was going to kill all the Jews. It had a profound effect on me. About four years ago, I started reading about Hitler’s life. I must have had my nose in about 200 books. I came to the conclusion that there were two stances in writing about Hitler. One of them was to write about his childhood, which is perfect for a novel. The second and more important was the choice of narrator.The author as narrator opens up all sorts of pitfalls.The reader asks, “Well, what views did Mr. X, the writer, have?” I abandoned my voice to a character: the narrator. The perfect narrator for this novel was the assistant to the Devil. ONWHYHECHOSETHEDEVIL’SASSISTANT… NMThe Devil’s assistant as narrator opened a

marvelous Pandora’s box with a few worms but also with some goodies inside. A Devil working in society must answer to bureaucracy. This book is a novel about the Devil’s bureaucracy as told by a middle management official. ONWRITINGABOUTGOODANDEVIL… NM Notions of God and the Devil annoy Americans terribly. They feel it’s retrogressive,

Norman Mailer’s books have explored the South Pacific during World War II (The Naked and the Dead, 1948), the Cold War (Barbary Shore, 1951) and the anti-Vietnam movement (Armies of the Night, 1968). His newest novel in ten years, The Castle in the Forest, follows the symbolic center of evil of World War II – Adolf Hitler.

that we’re going back two or three hundred years. But the Medieval idea must be reconsidered; that we, as humans, are prostrate before God and the Devil and are their puppets.We are helpless to save our souls. Conversely, the Enlightenment posits humans as the centrality of existence, and this creates dead ends. One dead end: there is no explanation for [people like] Hitler. He killed to a point that made no sense. The point I wanted to make [in The Castle in the Forest] is that humans are engaged with gods and devils — or with God and the Devil. It is impossible to understand Jesus Christ, and yet people believe in Him. There must be a Satan out there as well, for a great simple reason: for every action there is a reaction. Sooner or later, every force has its “counterforce.”This makes more sense than assuming that humans succeed or fail entirely on their own.

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Sound Bites You might think the Capitol, the Supreme Court and White House are Washington’s powerhouses, but the city’s influencers parlay power at these venerable dining spots as well.

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A place where you can unbutton your collar and loosen your tie while enjoying one of the best steaks in the district. This import from New York is quickly gaining a steady clientele.

After 15 years, no one draws a Hollywood crowd like this Prospect Street powerhouse. Owner Franco Nuschese has a direct line to many celebrities, including Brangelina, who stop by when in they’re here.

Even if the restaurant is empty, the views of the Capitol alone exude power. This American steak house is where the Hill wines and dines.

Any of the corner booths with a double banquet.

Some prefer to be front and center for rubbernecking, others prefer the private Domingo room.

Any of the tables near the floor-toceiling glass that have postcard views of the monuments. Table 23 is the most requested.

Window banquets with views of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

For couples,Table 14 in the corner by the window. For power dining, the 4-top Table 21 is your best bet.

Any of the booths in the back where it’s a bit quieter.

Kobe beef ($26 per ounce and probably the best in the city)

Lobster risotto

Truffle-basted porterhouse for two

Eggs bendict

Rack of lamb

The chopped salad (it’s their biggest seller)

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Dinner is prime time and reservations are a must.

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Cabinet secretaries, senators, former senators, and most recently Nicholas Cage (who’s staying there while filming National Treasure: Book of Secrets).

Sen. Harry Reid, Tom Daschle, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Larry King, Wayne and Catherine Reynolds, and Tony and Karril Kornheiser

Just look at the walls – everyone – politicos, lawyers, media types and diplomats – has dined here.

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Being only blocks away from K Street, power lobbyists call weeks ahead for reservations. Tucker Carlson has become a big fan.

Clintons celebrate In addition to senators birthdays here. Stevie and representatives, Wonder has been celebrities such spotted singing in the as Donald Trump corner. George Stevens and Sheryl Crow Jr., Chris Buckley and have stopped by. Dominick Dunne hosted book releases.

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This new entrant on A stone’s throw from the White House (the the city’s power dining scence comes with a ultimate power dining Big Apple pedigree. location), the Lafayette The menu draws its Room at the Hay inspiration from the Adams could easily rival the guest list that Abruzzi region in Italy, its neighbor attracts. charaterized by a rustic and hearty blend of This is the breakfast seasonal fish, lamb, location par excellence. fresh pastas and cured meats. An upscale coat and tie crowd.

There’s a saying on Capitol Hill – if it’s lunch time and your congressmen can’t be found, go to The Palm. After 28 years, it’s still true. The secret remains its executive director Tommy Jacomo, who counts Tim Russert, James Carville and Vernon Jordan as personal friends.

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With a decent bottle of wine, $150 for two.

Entrees start around $30 per plate. With antipasti it adds up quickly.

The tab starts at about $50 per person.

Don’t be surprised if you’re handed a $50 check, even for breakfast.

Steep.... Appetizers $7-$20; entrees $27 - $36. With decent wine, about $200 for two.

$80 for two for lunch.

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Washington’s Premier Social Event – “A Peak Experience” – to benefit

Washington National Opera Friday, June 1, 2007 Betty Knight Scripps, General Chairman The Residence of His Excellency Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos, The Ambassador of Peru For more information call 202.295.2486 or e-mail specialevents@dc-opera.org Embassy Dinner seating begins in early May. Call now to be included.


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White Hot Rothko Rare work at Sotheby’s draws power art collectors

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xtraordinary wealth affords individuals the ability to collect the paintings of their dreams. On May 15th at Sotheby’s New York salesrooms, a masterpiece by Mark Rothko, the pioneer of abstract color-field painting, will capture the attention of those few — and very lucky — individuals who have many millions of dollars to spend on contemporary art. White Center (Yellow, Pink, and Lavender on Rose) comes from the collection of David Rockefeller, the prominent philanthropist, banker, and statesman, who is also known as the patriarch of one of America’s wealthiest families. This exquisite canvas was acquired by Rockefeller in 1960 on the recommendation of Dorothy Miller, the first chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The work was owned at that time by Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson and was sold to Rockefeller through the renowned Sydney Janis Gallery, which had originally handled its sale to Mrs.

the artist’s mature style. During this seminal period, Rothko abandoned the use of the representational; he reduced the imagery in his works to floating, misty bands of color placed on a vivid color field. The reductive, seemingly weightless forms were executed in a variety of sizes and myriad combination of colors expressing a range of emotions, mood and sensations. Rothko stated that these paintings gave him clarity as an artist, as they eliminated all obstacles between the painter and the idea as well as the observer and the idea; however, according to Diane Walden, the author of Mark Rothko: a Retrospective, written in 1978, “his commitment to reduction and clarity filled him with self-doubt and was achieved at great emotional cost.” In this monumental canvas, the white center brings life to the yellow, pink, lavender and rose notes that Rothko chose for his visual symphony. Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art, regards White Center as one of the artistic monuments of the

“DAVID ROCKEFELLER ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE PAINTING HAD GIVEN HE AND HIS WIFE PEGGY GREAT PLEASURE FOR ALMOST FIFTY YEARS.” Parkinson directly from the studio of Rothko. Executed in 1950, White Center has never before appeared at auction and is estimated to achieve over $40 million dollars. 1950 was a pivotal year for Rothko, and this canvas represents the first fully realized work in

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20th Century.“Every great artist has one painting with which he is most closely associated, and for Rothko, this is the one. It is one of the most important works by the artist that is still in a private collection and is, without question, in the pantheon of masterpieces produced by the

Abstract Expressionists.” David Rockefeller acknowledged that the painting had given him and his wife Peggy great pleasure for almost 50 years. Previously, they had only collected figurative work.This was the first abstract work they added to their collection, and it became one of his wife’s favorite paintings. Mr. Rockefeller stated to Sotheby’s that, “[he] grew to respect deeply Rothko’s power as an artist and the subtle and intricate balance of this great work. Now I hope another admirer of Abstract Expressionism will derive similar pleasure from it.” Above– White Center, Mark Rothko’s masterpiece from 1950, will be sold at Sotheby’s on May 15th, 2007

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Food for Thought World Food Program and Mosaic Foundation team up for Tenth Anniversary Benefit Dinner

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the world’s largest humanitarian agency and the Foundation, Princess Haya works to address food lifeline around the world in crises like Darfur the basic human needs of men, women and children and the Indian in the Ocean tsunami. GLOBALLYTHEREAREMILLION Arab We feed an CHILDRENWHOGOTOBEDHUNGRY world. average of more She than 90 million needy people every year in over 80 countries – focuses attention on hunger and food security more than the populations of California, New problems facing some Arab countries and on garnering Arab support for WFP through her York and Texas combined. When I started in my new post in March, outreach initiatives. In recent years, the level of support for WFP I promised to the more than 850 million men, women and children who are hungry that they from Arab countries has increased dramatically, will never be forgotten. I will do everything I can, quadrupling from 2005 to surpass $81 million not just to bring them food, but to bring them last year. Saudi Arabia, Dubai, the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain have all been increasingly consistent hope for a better future. This commitment goes hand-in-hand with the donors, supporting our operations not just in the mission of the Mosaic Foundation to improve the Middle East but also in Asia and Africa. With the support of the Mosaic Foundation, lives of women and children through charitable, humanitarian and cultural involvement.The other our Goodwill Ambassador Princess Haya and piece of the Mosaic Foundation’s mission is to continued aid from Arab countries, WFP can foster understanding between the United States offer hungry children hope to escape poverty and the Arab World through humanitarian and through food and school. I look forward to a partnership with the charitable work.WFP has strong support from the women of the Arab world to help fight hunger Arab World and especially from its women. In October 2005, Her Royal Highness and show that humanitarian help has no borders. Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein joined WFP Together we can change the world and make it a as a Goodwill Ambassador – the first Arab better place for all our children. For more information on WFP visit www. and the first woman to take on this role. Her appointment was supported by former United wfp.org or send an email to wfpinfo@wfp.org. Information on the Mosaic Foundation at www. Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. mosaicfound.org. Similarly to the Mosaic

hen I think of all the great ways to help in the world, giving children a healthy meal and access to education are among the best. The Mosaic Foundation, a charitable organization founded by the spouses of the Arab ambassadors to the United States, fully supports this goal. On May 9, it will host its 10th Anniversary Benefit Dinner in Washington, D.C., with proceeds going to support school-feeding projects of the World Food Program (WFP). Our school-feeding formula is simple: food attracts hungry children to attend classes, and an education helps to lift them out of poverty. As the WFP executive director, I applaud the Mosaic Foundations’ efforts to support important causes, like ending child hunger, and thank them for their generosity to WFP. Hunger and malnutrition are still the number one risks to global health – they kill more people than AIDS, Malaria and tuberculosis combined. Globally, there are 400 million children who go to bed hungry. One hundred million of them do not attend school, and two thirds of those not attending school are girls. Those numbers are staggering. The goal of WFP school feeding is to bring those children into school and out of hunger. We are already helping 22 million school kids – we want to reach many more. The World Food Program is Left to right: HRH Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein, Guest of Honor, World Food Program Goodwill Ambassador; HE Hunaina Al-

Mughairy, Benefit Chair, Ambassador of Oman to the U.S.; Ilse Kherbi, Benefit Co-chair and wife of Algerian Ambassador to the U.S., Amine Kherbi; Iman Al-Thani: Benefit Co-chair and wife of Embassy of Qatar First Secretary, Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani

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IT’S A WRAP! CASHMERE FALL/WINTER 2007 March 1 • The Meadow Lo Estate PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON

THEEVENTOh, what a night. “Girls’ Night Out” hit all the high notes, from the abundance of cashmere fleeced from Capra Hircus mountain goats nestled atop the Himalayas to the tasty traces of pear and melon dancing in the wine supplied by the Rodney Strong Vineyard. Held at the home of George and Michelle Baldwin and co-hosted by Shawnda Nichole Wilkinson of Purple Talk Consultants, Inc., this cashmerecentric event supported the coage industry of Nepalese weavers and the Carrie Marriot foundation W.A.M.S. (Women Against Multiple Sclerosis). Vibrant floral arrangements courtesy of Stephen Chambers were illuminated to perfection by award-winning lighting guru John Farr of Halcyon House and National History Museum fame. Guests noshed on scallops wrapped in Serrano ham and walnut pesto and smoked duck with fig marmalade in phyllo shells auteured by chefs Brandon Williams and Jeremy Sharpe.THEGUESTSTurning out to support textile enthusiasts Michelle Baldwin and partner Michelle Taylor-Spearman of TDM Designs were Angie and Carrie Marrio, Lily Springs, Judy Behrens, Suzanne Zimmerman, Alicia Calderon, Sharon Bowen, Kimberly Conliff-Stephens, Meryl Comer, Dana Harrison and Wanda Penn.

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The collection will be on view until Dec. 3

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REVEALING AN AFRICAN VISION February 13 • National Museum of African Art PHOTOSBYEDGARBECERRA

THEEVENTA cocktail reception to unveil “African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection.” The 525 objects, which include most major styles of traditional African Art, originated from New York real estate developer Paul Tishman and was later acquired by Disney with the intent of making the works available to the public THEGUESTSLawrence Small, Sharon Paton, Nigerian Amb. George Obiozor, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jendayi Frazier and Tanzanian Amb. Andrew Daraja.

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With the recent opening of the exhibition, “African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection,” and publication of a new book on the collection, the National Museum of African Art is ushering in a new era. The Walt Disney-Tishman Collection is one of the world’s finest and most significant collections of African art, unsurpassed in rarity and uniqueness. The collection holds a unique standing in the art world and has been instrumental in defining the field of African art for an entire generation of students and scholars. The donation of the DisneyTishman African Art Collection to the National Museum of African Art was a dream come true for the museum’s curators. Rarely in a curator’s professional life can he or she expect to be the custodian of a major collection that has played such an iconic, central role in the study of art history. We are delighted to share this wonderful collection with residents of the Washington area and visitors from around the world.

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International Appeal Ole, ole! / A new lease on life / Fix and Foxi / The power of one / Kaleidoscope

comes back to Washington for the party.This year’s Council honoree, Harriet Fulbright, was given a well-deserved tribute. Anyone who hadn’t known before that she is a remarkable woman would have realized it on hearing the B Y D O N N A list of her accomplishments and efforts continuing the educational SHOR foundation started by her husband, the late Sen. William Fulbright. OLEOLE!

Each year the hot orchestra and lively program of the InterAmer ican Economic Council’s gala at the Organization of American States draws a crowd of ambassadors who know they can let their hair down, including Ivonne A-Baki, Ecuador’s answer to Sofia Loren. Ivonne, formerly a popular Ecuadorian ambassador here, is now her country’s minister of trade, and always

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Guests at Tehmina Khan ’s handsome McLean home heard of the many lives her honored guest, Dr. Fayaz Shawl, has been saving with a pioneering technique for patients too ill for open heart surgery. (Shawl is the director of interventional cardiology at Takoma Park’s Washington Adventist Hospital, where a building wing is named after him, and a clinical professor at George Washington University Medical School.) He works on the heart without open surgery, mainly by means of a catheter inserted through the groin. Using the Shawl technique to unblock arteries in the heart, lungs, legs, kidneys and brain, he has done 15,000 such held ht at a party Harriet Fulbrig the InterAmerican by in her honor ncil. Economic Cou

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Dorothy McSweeny accepting a lifetime achievement award from Lou Durden, vice chair of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

procedures in his global practice. Patients range from the poor villagers he visits in Pakistan to heads of state, Hollywood stars and royalty. Among his many awards are those from the U.S. Congress and Buckingham Palace. Through his foundation, he plans to break ground soon in Washington for a cardiovascular institute and research center like the one he just founded in Dubai. A compassionate humanitar ian, he promises, “No one will be turned away because of cost.” SEEN: Mehmud Ali Durrani , the ambassador of Pakistan, Lorraine Boothby, Sonia and Raj Boveja, Eschi Warwick and John Castorr, who

told how Dr. Shawl, through his procedure, successfully extended the life of his 91 year-old father after doctors, deeming him too weak for open-heart surgery, gave him two weeks to live.

Tehmina Khan and Pakistani Ambassador Mehmud Ali Durrani at a party honoring Dr. Fayaz Shawl. Photo credit: Lorraine Boothby

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Dr. Fayaz Shawl, the pioneer of the Shawl technique to unblock arteries in the heart, lungs, legs, kidneys and brain. Photo credit: Frederick Samuels

ambassador Eva Nowotny and her husband Thomas Nowotny; Vienna-born Ina Ginsburg ; Graeme Clark , Canada’s ambassador to the Organization of Amer ican States, newly ar r ived here

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The Washington National Opera’s Shane Doty hosted a dinner for nine at Café Milano honoring Austrian-born beauty Alexandra Kauka, a member of the opera board. She was in town for the opening night performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre, which she helped make possible.Though looking nothing like the opera’s Valkyrie, the lissome brunette seems to have the strength of one: she runs a plantation in Georgia and five international offices for the magazine, DVD and film businesses flowing from the cartoon empire begun by her late husband, Rolf. (“He was the Walt Disney of Germany; but his ‘heros’ were twin foxes, Fix and Foxi, instead of a mouse!”) Diner s included Austr ian

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children that she did something about it. At first Wendy used her own money to buy food, clothing and books. Then, faced with rising costs and a growing need, she established the St. Andrews of Romania Foundation, running it from her home in Georgetown. The children receive educational h e l p, c l o t h i n g , h o u s i n g , mentoring, spiritual guidance and even English lessons through

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In town for a weekend, Benazir Bhutto, looking slim and glamorous, was guest of honor at a luncheon counting congressmen, ambassadors and socialites among the guests at Ray and Shaista Mahmoods’ … The usually unflappable Dorothy McSweeny was in tears onstage at the tributes paid to her service as chair of the Commission on Arts and the Humanities, when she was one of the awardees at the

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a joint program with the English Speaking Union of Romania. “These were children who had fallen through the cracks,” she said at a recent fundraiser at the Potomac Boat Club sponsored by the Romanian embassy. At last count, Wendy has made a difference in the lives of almost 100 children, proving what just one person with vision and effort can accomplish.

program spearheaded by Mayor Adrian Fenty, Tony Lawton and Public Radio’s Kojo Nambi. SEEN: Virginia Williams, Superintendent of Schools Clifton Janey, D.C Councilwoman Carole Schwartz and Jan Du Plain. If there’s an upcoming event Around Town should know about, send advance word to aroundtown@washingtonlife.com.

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Iraqi Amb. Samir Shaker Mahmood Samaida’ie with Shamim Jawad and Afghan Amb. Said Tayeb Jawad

ROOTS OF PEACE February 27 • Afghan Embassy BYGAILSCOTT PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

THEEVENT Afghan Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad and his wife Shamim gathered an influential crowd to celebrate Roots of Peace, one of the most successful humanitarian efforts in war-torn Afghanistan, which is “Turning Land mines into vines.” “Roots of Peace is helping to restore one of Caption Afghanistan’s richest and most historic cultural legacies … our 7,000-year-old tradition of growing some of the region’s finest grapes,” said Amb. Jawad. Heidi Kühn, who recently visited the cleared mine sites with Shamim Jawad, said, “Together we have replaced the scourge of landmines with the nectar of fresh grapes, pomegranates and cherry trees — reclaiming the ‘Garden of Central Asia’ for future generations.” THEGUESTS Gabriela Moreno, Susan Eisenhower, Charles Clarkson and Nini Ferguson.

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A Diplomatic Spring The EU turns 60, an Arabian night at The Four Seasons and Japanese fashion

No fancy dance or black tie bash to mark the 60th anniversary for what has become the European Union. Instead, German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, who currently holds the EU presidency, invited 44 local American college students to tell the 27 EU envoys gathered on his hilltop residence what the EU should do next. Not one student dared to discuss Turkey. But when straight-talking EU Commission Ambassador John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister and the night’s keynoter, was asked about the controversial EU candidate, he diplomatically discussed the enlarged EU – with Bulgaria and Romania as the newest members. “We are like one big family,” he explained. “And with all these new members – like marriages – we have to get used to the in-laws first before we enlarge any further.”

friends felt compelled to help bright, local Latino students broaden their horizons to include a fine college education and professional careers. They pooled their resources, and today, over 900 Latino Student Fund Scholars have graduated from or are attending some of America’s finest universities, including Yale, Harvard, Colgate and Cornell.“This has always been my dream,” said Miller, now a popular National Cathedral School teacher. “These students and their parents European Union Commission appreciate everything Ambassador John Bruton; we do: the Saturday Photo Credit: EU Commission one-on-one tutoring, parent support groups, private high school and college placement help and scholarships that make it all possible. But we couldn’t have done it without the enthusiastic support and devotion of the Latino diplomatic corps.” This year’s gala honoree was InterAmerican Development Bank President Luis Moreno, who, as former Colombian ambassador, opened his residence for the first LSF gala.“That’s why for our 7th Gala, as we announce plans for a national program, we honor Luis. He understands that it is access to education that’s the key for Latino success in America.”

IDB’s Moreno Honored

An Arabian Night

Thirteen years ago, Rosalia GuitérrezHuérte Miller – a Nicaraguan native and thenInternational Monetary Fund official – and two

When Karim – an Egyptian-American – and Jennifer – a Jersey girl - Camel-Toueg first thought of giving a welcome back party for best pals Karim and Luma Kawar, they didn’t consider a backyard “Bar-B-Q” with paper plates and plastic forks or even a fancy spring garden party. Instead, they decided to re-decorate the five-star Four Seasons ballroom into an Arabian Nights fantasy that took 50 people 18 hours to create. Kawar, the former Jordanian Ambassador and long-time Young President’s Organization (YPO) member and his promotionally minded wife came back to

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see friends and launch their new foundation, “Bridges of Understanding,” which supports projects that foster better understanding between Americans and people of the Arab/ Muslim world. “We wanted to give them a forum to introduce their foundation,” said welltraveled Jennifer, whose YPO husband Karim was “down on his hands and knees hiding the last of the lighting cables when the first guests arrived.” Why all the fuss? “We wanted something refreshing, exciting: not just another Washington party,” said Jennifer. “So we created our own space with wall-to-wall white carpeting, draped the ceiling and walls in white sheers and brought in a DJ from New York.” Cherry Blossoms, Kites & Kimonos

Each year the Cherry Blossom Festival gets bigger and the Japanese Embassy must stretch itself for Washington’s famous outdoor rite of spring. This year, the event’s opening day coincided with perfect blossoms, the Smithsonian Kite Festival on the Mall and the live kimono fashion show at the National Portrait Gallery. All over the Mall and the Tidal Basin, steady streams of local families and curious tourists flowed into the streets with every kind of baby carriage, kid-carrier and camera to celebrate and capture the moment. Posing became the main activity of the day, especially for those looking pretty in new kimonos.Thank you, Japan, for giving us 95 years of beautiful blossoms! Portugal’s Musical Ambassador

Portuguese Ambassador João de Vallera was finally able to keep his promise to Portugal’s top singer on the eve of her March 22nd Kennedy Center performance. Years before, as Portugal’s envoy to Germany, he welcomed Mariza to the Berlin Philharmonic stage and promised her a party.

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Many years later, on a beautiful spring night in Washington,Vallera and his wife Margarida feted Portugal’s famous singer. “Mariza has been selected not once, but twice, as Best Singer in World Music by the BBC,” he proudly told his guests. “She has also served as UNICEF’s Ambassador and was selected by a German magazine as one of the ‘100 Most Important Women in Europe.’”

To everyone’s delight, Mariza – who was born in Mozambique but grew up in Lisbon – broke into song, performing two fadòs, the traditional Portuguese folk songs that have been enjoyed ever since Portuguese sailors first wrote them to express their longing for home. Mariza returns to Washington on April 20th to perform at the “Encompassing the Globe Gala” at the Freer and Sackler Galleries commemorating the significance of Portuguese navigation to world history.

Karim Kawar, Jennifer Camel-Toueg, Luma Kawar and Karim Camel-Toueg

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Do You Know Embassy Row? Spring’s new crop of ambassadors keeps diplomatic scribes jumping. As new faces appear on the party circuit, hosts – even other ambassadors and spouses – are busy guessing who’s who. We’ll make it easier with the following diplomatic briefing. • Yes, the Saudi Ambassador is “officially” single and so is the Peruvian, but the handsome Belgian calls himself a “fake bachelor” – Amb. Dominique Struye said his “significant other” stays in Brussels with “dozens of ponies and horses” while he globe-trots. But, he might accept a game of golf.

Fred Malek, Amb. Stuart Bernstein and Amb. Joseph Gildenhorn

• Jordanian Ambassador Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, with a Johns Hopkins BA and a Cambridge PhD, is movie-star handsome, a young father, and husband to Princess Sarah Zeid. • If an ambassador gallantly kisses your hand, it could be Brazil’s Ambassador Antonio Patriota or Portugal’s Ambassador João de Vallera. • Mexico’s new Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and wife Verónica are back in Washington (he was chief of staff before) with Laia, their new baby daughter.

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Three years and more than a few million dollars later, a fabled residence reopens BY GAIL SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY LANDSMAN

The turquoise and yellow drawing room is now light and airy with silk and linen calm-yellow sheer drapery that let sunlight flood the room. The light also highlights the exquisite antique Sérves vase collection — a main reason why turquoise has become “the new neutral” for the mansion. Note also the Ambassador’s antique silver collection crafted by Turkish silversmiths in Istanbul.

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THE KITCHEN IS FILLED with Italian cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, and the dining room chandelier combines traditional crystal drops with halogen spotlights.

The ballroom was most likely designed around the antique 19th Century red silk tapestry based on 16th Century patterns. The ornate circular latticed doorway and the ornamented vaulted ceiling of gold leaf and turquoise carvings are as spectacular as the original parquet flooring. Pearl grey silk peau-de-soie curtains and matching ballroom chairs complement the red tapestry.

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hese are magical times for Turkish Ambassador Nabi S¸ensoy and his new wife and longtime fr iend, Gülgün.A recent marriage and a totally refurbished and remodeled residence is ready after more than three years of major architectural restoration and extensive rehabilitation by well-known Washington restoration architect Belinda Reeder and noted embassy interior designer Aniko Gaal Schott. “We thought we were moving in as early as last August,” said S¸ensoy who, with his bride, has been living out of packing boxes for some weeks. “But this work of great architectural beauty, one of the historic landmarks of Embassy Row,” jumped in petite Gülgün, “is also a very precious residence now, really a work of art … it’s a great responsibility for us to make use of this historic property in the best way possible for Turkey.”

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It is not S¸ensoy’s first luxury posting. “Our embassy residence in Moscow is also a little palace, but it hasn’t been redone or restored to this extent,” he explained. As a career diplomat, S¸ensoy has served as Turkey’s consul general in London, and has also been Turkey’s top envoy to Spain and the Russian Federation. The magnificent Sheridan Circle Mansion – commissioned by multi-millionaire philanthropist and industrialist Edward Hamlin Everett, who invented the modern corrugated bottle cap – was designed by Washington architect George Oakley Totten, Jr., the respected designer of the University Club and several 16th Street embassy mansions, and importantly, an architect with impressive Turkish ties. Totten had worked in Istanbul where he acquired an important patron in Sultan AbdulHamid, who recognized Totten’s talent via his design of the first American embassy there.Totten equally impressed Turkey’s then-prime minister Izzet Pasha, who asked the young American

to design his own official residence. Totten was eventually offered the exalted position of “personal and private architect to the Sultan.” However, it was not meant to be – the Sultan was deposed in 1909 before the partnership could begin. Returning stateside, bottle-cap mogul Everett commissioned Totten to design and build a mansion for him and his family. His only instructions were “to spend and to dream.” Sourcing artisans and materials from all over the world, Totten spent the most of two years, 1914-1915, doing just that. The result was an architectural masterpiece fusing design elements, spanning three centuries and referencing motifs both East and West. Unwittingly, Totten had created the ideal Turkish residence. Realizing this, Everett’s wife Grace Burnap approached the Turkish government in 1932, about purchasing the residence after he died in 1929. But Turkey, then a new republic, was anything but wealthy. Instead, the house was leased and in 1936, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the

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visionary founder and the first president of the modern Republic of Turkey, foresaw America’s rising global political importance and decided the mansion must be purchased to house the country’s ambassador to the U.S. It was bought fully furnished for around $400,000. A true landmark for an important diplomatic relationship had been realized. The first Turkish ambassador to live in this opulent setting was Münir Ertegün, famous for breaking down Washington’s social barriers by holding integrated Sunday music salons arranged by his two sons, Nasuhi and Ahmet. The latter founded Atlantic Records and became a music industry icon [See side-bar]. Until February 1990, the building served as both the Turkish embassy and the ambassadorial residence. The embassy moved to its current location on Massachusetts Avenue in 1990, but the residence remains Turkey’s signature Washington property. Architect Belinda Reeder of Archetype and her team have been consumed with reclaiming the property’s former glory for the past six years. Starting with a feasibility study in 2001 under former Ambassador Baki Ilkin and his wife Nur, Reeder said she knew that it was going to be “a very difficult project.” Ultimately, the restoration came to life during the tenure of succeeding Ambassador Faruk Log˘og˘lu and his wife Mimi. After an intensive search for Totten’s original notes and drawings uncovered nothing, Reeder and her team got creative and, carefully, excavated under the heavy stone building with a geo-technical crew. “We found hundreds of big concrete piles that each went down 50 feet,” she recalled. “Totten installed the piles for building support for a sandy property that was slanting and eroding down into Rock Creek Park. He rescued and saved this property.” Inside, the tedious restoration of the mansion’s 40,000-square-foot interior had also begun. “For the first six months, a team of painters armed with Q-tips did nothing but meticulously take off layers of paint from walls, wood and plaster.” In fact, the most extensive part of the restoration is not visible to visitors: “Behind these walls is a whole new house,” said Reeder, “There’s a completely new electrical and heating and cooling system that can handle 500 people in the hottest, most humid day in August.”

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abi S¸ensoy, a career diplomat, and Gülgün Içelli met about 25 years ago in London. They were colleagues then, but moved on to pursue individual careers in different parts of the world. They were always “just friends” until she sent him chocolates on his birthday eleven years ago. Although they lived separate lives, they spent holidays together in Bodrum and Antalya, and cruised along the beautiful Aegean coast with family and close friends. “In Ankara, we often went out together, and were seen by many of our acquaintances” Gülgün says, “Still, everyone was surprised when we got married. He was the most eligible bachelor in the Turkish Foreign Ministry, so the news of our marriage filled the Turkish papers.” The ambassador, never married before, had always made a home with his late mother and older sister.“In Turkey, we all come from large extended families and I always knew that if I married Nabi, I would naturally be having his family as my own,” says Gülgün, a former deputy undersecretary from the Turkish ministry of culture. “Nabi and I make a good team,” she adds, “We come from similar backgrounds and have a lot of things in common. I even support his great passion for soccer.The fact that we married later is probably an advantage; we’re mature and experienced enough now to fully share our lives.” The news of a bachelor ambassador’s appointment to Washington, D.C. surprised a lot of people. “I’ll never forget the moment Nabi called,” says Gülgün. “He was inVienna, I

The exterior of the newly refurbished and completely renovated Turkish residence between Sheridan Circle and the Buffalo Bridge overlooking Rock Creek Park is sparkling white with an elaborate bronze and stone marquis.

Turkish Ambassador Nabi S¸ensoy and his wife Gülgün are the first couple to live in the newly-renovated Turkish residence. Photo by Russel Hirschon

was at my aunt’s summer house in Çesme, near Izmir, sitting by the pool. When he said, ‘It’s Washington!’All I could say was ‘congratulations’ and ‘best of luck.’ But after numerous phone calls and a number of trips between Ankara and Izmir, he finally said, ‘I have to discuss something with you’ ... I knew what it was.” The ambassador interjects:“I never even came close to marrying before, until I met Gülgün. I feel I want to spend the rest of my life with her.” Now married, Ambassador S¸ensoy feels right at home in the same residence where he served as counselor for the Turkish embassy some 25 years ago. It also helps that he is surrounded by a beautiful collection of Turkish silver and carpets. He points to a beautiful green and gold Turkish carpet and says with pride:“This won America’s Magnificent Carpet Award in the High Level Category in 2006. It’s an exact replica of Sultan Beyazit II’s Kaftan which was displayed in the Style and Status Exhibition at the Sackler and Freer Galleries of Smithsonian Institute. It was donated upon my wife’s request by Has Hali in Istanbul, as a gift to this magnificent residence.”


The conservatory’s signature stained-glass windows, colorful mosaic ceilings, elaborate wrought bronze gate and Art Nouveau furniture make it an ideal venue for small scale entertaining.

While Reeder got her hands dirty outside and behind walls, Washington interior designer Aniko Gaal Schott – known for her work in the Hungarian and Dutch residences and ten other embassy properties – was tasked with breathing new life into the interiors. With turquoise having been chosen as the neutral color, Schott painstakingly set out to locate the right fabrics and exotic trims for the curtains and furniture. She then rearranged original furniture and room settings; en route rediscovering fine objects, which had been, through the years, packed and tucked away. She also oversaw restoration of older items. “We wanted Turkish colors and textures that flowed naturally, representing furnishings and artwork through the centuries,” Schott said, “Yet, we were also creating a contemporary and comfortable home. It was an incredible challenge to meet.” Meanwhile, the Archetype team was busy numbering and labeling each part of the residence’s 150 windows and 200 doors – many of which included gold-plated hardware. Reeder filed weekly field reports, keeping track of each and every priceless original artwork, chandelier, brass and glass sconce, and elaborate ironwork. Missing pieces had to be found or created. Schott’s design collaborator Elizabeth Balish followed up on furnishing details, like compiling reports on the restoration and storage of all original rugs and fabrics, wooden case pieces, and antiques. “Although the residence had been refurnished partially and intermittently over the past 40 years, it was in need of a complete and systematic refurbishment,” remarked Schott with her trademark flair, “all the paintings, the brass and gilded work were dark brown or black.” Now complete, the current residents feel honored to be there. “With its unique blend of Eastern and Western architectural flourishes, this mansion is the embodiment of Turkey,” S¸ensoy exclaimed as he adjourned to his private quarters. “My wife and I are truly privileged to be the first to occupy the residence following this unprecedented restoration work and look forward to sharing this gift with those who believe in building bridges between our two great nations.” Certainly, they won’t be the last ambassadorial couple to feel just as privileged.


ABOVE: The dining room features Ralph Lauren’s woven natural fiber wall coverings, a magnificent bronze and silver Balthazar clock (not shown), three silver and crystal chandeliers (not shown), and silver 18th Century Epernay’s and eight-arm candelabras atop the original Hepplewhite dining table (Photo by Russel Hirschon). BELOW: The centerpieces of the ottoman room are, appropriately enough, three ottomans (Tulips courtesy of Ultra Violet florist).

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herever Turkish Ambassador Münir Ertegün and his family lived, there was always music at home. When they moved to Washington D.C. in 1936, his two sons Ahmet and Nasuhi, already had a record collection of 25,000 blues and jazz records. But it was their live Sunday music salons with young Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington performing to integrated audiences that shocked Washington’s elite. Attending prep school during the day, Ahmet and his older brother frequented Washington’s musical haunts by night. When their father died in 1944, they both decided to stay in America and pursue musical careers; Nasuhi chose Los Angeles and Ahmet,Washington.With partner Herb Abramson, Ahmet launched Atlantic Records on a $10,000 loan from his Turkish dentist Vahdi Sabit and the rest is history. They recorded some of the greatest musicians of the century, en route changing music forever. He began with Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown and Ray Charles; discovered Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding; branched out to Bobby Darin, Sonny and Cher, the Bee Gees, and Allman Brothers; and signed the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa and Kid Rock. In October 2006, Ahmet fell backstage during a Rolling Stones’ New York concert and went into a coma. He died on December 14, 2006, at 83. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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I have been in real estate sales for over 25 years, but in the past year I had four sales over $5 million dollars, each one setting a record in their respective markets. My largest residential sale was just last month, a property in Georgetown that was privately listed for $28 million. WHATISYOURCURRENT PREMIER LISTING? One of my current favorites is a beautiful river view home located at 1007 Crest Lane in McLean. SALES PHILOSOPHY Expertise with integrity.We take our business very seriously as one’s home is often one of their largest assets. We provide our clients an extraordinary level of hands-on guidance to achieve the highest and best sale. WHATIS YOURDREAMHOME? A Stanford White shingle style cottage on the water in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, where there are no cars and perfect sunsets would be just the place. Contact Ellen at (202) 243-1616 (o), (202) 365-0196 (c) or ellen.morrell@wfp.com

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A grand Chateau-esque residence on Balls Hill Road in McLean that has been 5 years in the making and is approximately 29,000 interior square feet on over two acres of land. It will be ready for the market early this summer and will be available for $15,000,000. SALES PHILOSOPHY I take the time and ask the questions to understand my client’s needs and goals. Then I strive to provide the best information and most honest, straightforward advice as possible. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOME? I live in my dream home. I have plenty of space for my wife, two teenage sons and two dogs. Contact Jonathan at (202) 276-3344 (c) or jonathantaylorw@aol.com

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I cannot say that it was just one sale in particular that put me on the map. An in-depth knowledge of the market and a strong work ethic are what keep you on the map. My largest sale was a home in McLean that went for $6.5 million. CURRENT PREMIER LISTING The newest project from M & A Custom Homes, Putnam Farm Estates in Great Falls. This new neighborhood features seven of the finest quality grand estate homes in the area. SALES PHILOSOPHY Give the best possible service and take extremely good care of each client. WHATISYOURDREAM HOME? My wife and I have just purchased 5 acres in Northern Virginia and have begun designing our dream home - one that looks like it has been around for 200 years, with classic architecture, old world details and charm but with the best of modern conveniences. Contact Casey at (703) 827-577 (direct), (703) 442-8600 (O) or casey@margenau.com

Rather than any one single sale, my consistent annual volume of high-end sales has firmly established my presence in the market. My highest recent sale was $3,750,000, in which I represented the purchaser. CURRENTPREMIER LISTING My favorite current listing is “The White House on the Hill”, a true Potomac landmark on 5.6 private acres. SALESPHILOSOPHY My sales philosophy is to exceed my client’s expectations. Listening to my clients, strong knowledge of the market, introducing options and providing expertise enables my clients to make informed decisions. WHATISYOURDREAMHOME?My dream home changes with time. Presently it’s in Potomac with my family. As my children leave the nest, my “dream home” is a white clapboard farmhouse with a wide porch, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. But that is quite a few years away! Contact Michael at (301) 9830060 or mike@michaelmatese.com

Happy clients who have purchased multiple properties and sent us referrals for their friends, family and co-workers. A client’s referral and repeat business says it all – after twenty years our phones just keep on ringing. One of my biggest recent sales was the Rose Heard House at 2013 H Street, N.W., which went for $4.9 million. CURRENTPREMIER LISTINGAll of them! Every listing is a priority. SALESPHILOSPHY It is all about the customer – answering phone calls on the first ring, returning messages within the hour and paying attention to detail are our keys to success. WHATISYOUR DREAMHOME?Well, that is a tough question! For an in-town residence a penthouse at Turnberry Tower with views of Georgetown would be my first choice. For getaways a private villa on the island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific would fulfill the Audrey Hepburn fantasy retirement life … but retirement is at least ten years away! Contact Nancy at (202) 905-7762 or Itteilag@aol.com

Being kind and helpful to all has been very helpful in my career. We are all here on this earth to help each other and the only thing we take when we leave is our Reputation and the difference we can make in the lives of others. CURRENTPREMIERLISTING One of my favorites is 4308 Forest Lane in Wesley Heights listed at $4,750,000 by Meg Crowley. It is a home where my best friend lived when I was in elementary school at Horace Mann and where President Nixon lived before that. SALESPHILOSOPHYPeople should want to buy a particular property without a lot of pressure – it has to feel right to them. WHATISYOUR DREAMHOME? My dream home is where I live now in Spring Valley with my Family. I grew up in Spring Valley and love to take walks through the neighborhood – it is very relaxing and brings back a lot of happy childhood memories.Contact Michael at (301) 229-4000 or michael.seay@ Longandfoster.com

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I have had the good fortune to handle hundreds of upper bracket homes over the years, but the biggest residential sale in my career was for $15.1 million in Potomac. CURRENT PREMIERLISTINGI have many.They include 9400 Persimmon Tree Road in Potomac; 7013 Natelli Woods Lane in Bethesda; 6609 Kennedy Drive in Kenwood; 7101 Orkney Parkway in Bethesda; and 3101 Cathedral Avenue in D.C. SALES PHILOSOPHY Know your market and be honest with people – they are hiring you for your advice and expertise. Say no to unrealistic clients and never give up on a deal. WHATISYOURDREAMHOME?I am fortunate to have two that I spend time at. My main residence was recently constructed in the heart of downtown Bethesda and my getaway home is in Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. If I were to envision a dream home elsewhere, it would be on the water in the Caribbean. Contact Marc at (202) 364-5200 x 2927 or marc@marcfleisher.com

Almost 20 years ago I sold one of the first million dollar houses in a new subdivision called Ballantrae. It was unheard of at the time and set the pace for the incredibly rapid growth of multimillion dollar properties in Northern Virginia. CURRENTPREMIERLISTING I have a very special listing on Crest Lane priced at $5,995,000 that was in Architectural Digest and was decorated by Thomas Pheasant. SALESPHILOSOPHYTo “tell it like it is.”This is the reason I consistently hear when I ask people why they chose me for the job.They feel that I know what I am talking about and they trust me. WHATISYOUR DREAM HOME? Palm Beach on Lake Worth with beautiful vistas of the water where I can watch people on their boats enjoying a gentler life style, but my husband says I will die on Old Dominion in my 80’s with a contract in my hand telling him, “Aussie just one more deal.” Contact Penny at (703) 7600744 or pennyyerks@aol.com

It is flattering to think I’m on the map. I work really hard for my clients and our associates. CURRENT PREMIER LISTING I have the magnificent custom built chateau in Mclean co-listed with Jonathan Taylor for $15 million. SALESPHILOSOPHY I believe in giving my clients great care and all my time and energy when they want it. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOME? I have a working farm in St. Michaels, Md. The main house has great history and a wonderful character. I don’t get there a lot but knowing it’s there gives me great comfort. Contact Michael at (202) 271-3344 or MWRankin@aol.com

There is an expression in our business that “you are only as good as your lastsale.” My most recent sale was also my highest sale – Llangollen, an 1,100-acre estate in Upperville,Virginia.The property was listed for $22,000,000 and sold for full price within 3 weeks of its offering. CURRENTPREMIER LISTING? I currently have “Huntland” listed. It is a 550-acre historic property in Middleburg, Va., offered at $17.8 million.SALES PHILOSOPHYKnow your market, listen to your clients, be discreet and treat everyone fairly. WHATIS YOURDREAMHOME?Fortunately, I am living on my dream property; a farm tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Contact Anita at (703) 973-1987 or anita@anitasisney.com

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$3,995,000 Wrapped in seclusion by mature trees, gardens, and 1.61 acres of private grounds, this fabulous home exhibits an exceptional blend of Old World influence. Artistically detailed with paneled ceilings and limestone, hardwood, and terrazzo flooring, the elegantly-scaled interior features a grand salon, a magnificent kitchen and dining room, a Mahogany-paneled porch, media and exercise areas, and a first-floor owner’s suite. Simply sublime, the grounds include flagstone terraces and a secluded infinity pool. Perfectly situated in Merry-Go-Round-Farm, an equestrian community renowned for its dedicated green space and Potomac River views, this estate is also available for purchase with an adjacent .73-acre lot.

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$2,995,000 An equestrian’s dream, this residence is beautifully sited on a landscape of 7.64 rolling acres, with a pool and spa, a carriage house with a five-car garage, a fourstall barn, and a fenced paddock. Extensive renovation and expansion by Natelli Builders have added today’s finest amenities to the main house, which includes formal rooms, a family room with a fireplace, an island kitchen, a gorgeous sunroom, a luxurious owner’s suite, and a screened porch overlooking scenic vistas. Just moments from Potomac Village and with immediate access to Merry-Go-Round-Farm riding trails, this country estate embodies the general lifestyle of another time.

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In Kalorama,  Wyoming Avenue﹐ N﹒W﹒, sold for $3,550,000 thanks to Coldwell Banker’s Bobbie Brewster and Washington Fine Properties’ Jamie Peva and Michael Sullivan. As the listing agent and an expert on Washington’s premier edifices, Brewster described the abode as “equal in architectural quality and presence to the best work of Hornblower and Marshall,” suggesting that, “few houses match the scale and beauty of this house.” Designed by George S. Cooper and built in 1917, the exterior is an excellent example of Federal Revivalism while the interior boasts an abundance of beaux-arts detailing. Most notably the architect has managed to create a spectacular impact with a Palladian window predominately placed over the landing and an elliptical arch positioned above the central stairway resulting in a grand entrance foyer. The light-filled formal rooms are fitted with ornate fireplace mantels and moldings and the country kitchen has a solarium overlooking a walled garden with a lap pool. There are six bedrooms and five and a half baths including a master suite with a sitting room, plus an in-law suite. Adding to its appeal is a paneled library, a wine cellar

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BYMARYK M EWBORN and three parking spaces.The purchaser is Daniel Zelikow who in March became executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank following high-level stints with JP Morgan and the treasury department. The sellers are Kay and J. Roderick Heller III, whose illustrious career includes being chairman of Carnton Capital Associates, a director of York International Corporation and CCC Information Services, Inc., a board member for First Potomac Realty Trust and a partner in the law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Victor Mandel has sold his SpringValley home. Built in 1939, the Colonial-style residence is beautifully laid out and has been renovated with the finest materials and craftsmanship.The master suite has a fireplace, drawing room and marble bath. The stunning chef ’s kitchen is just steps from the sunken family room with its dramatic atrium ceiling, glass walls and splendid views of the gardens. There is a lower level clubroom, six bedrooms and five and two half baths, all exquisitely redone. Extras include a pool, hot

tub and wet bar. The home is located at  SedgwickStreet and went for the list price of $3.495 million. Washington Fine Properties’ Giselle Theberge represented the seller. The Rose Heard House at  H StreetN﹒W﹒, in Foggy Bottom near George Washington Hospital has been purchased by the Hospital for Sick Children for the asking price of $4,900,000. Prior to being listed by Long and Foster’s Nancy Itteilag, the property had not been on the market in over 65 years. Built in 1889, the 4,719 square-foot manse is adorned with a turret, a tile roof, a Grecian frieze and stylized brickwork, wrought iron railings and Palladium windows. It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three fireplaces, a four-car garage, carriage house and a rear courtyard. The seller is The Rose Heard Trust.

MARYLAND In Bethesda, the fabulous arts and craft-style home at AldershotDrive now belongs to Anne E. Berdahl and Stephen J. Ubl. In July, Ubl was made president of AdvaMed, the Above– Victor Mandel recently sold 5019 Sedgwick Street in Washington, D.C. for $3.495 million.

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Elegant renovation A rare opportunity of this 3,600 sq ft to acquire one unit overlooking of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden/pool/ great residences river. Master in Cleveland suite with double Park. This historic closets, padded property is nearly silk walls and 8,000 square feet and is sited on over an acre of land imported bathroom tiles & fixtures. Custom-made with beautiful trees, mature gardens and tennis court. Italian Gourmet kitchen w/top of the line appliances. $2,995,000 $2,950,000. Michael Rankin 202.271.3344 Julia Diaz-Asper 202.256.1887 Jonathan Taylor 202.276.3344

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Charming federal style home offering elegant and open entertaining space. Living room with hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, library/ den, and separate dining room off renovated gourmet kitchen. Two car garage. Recently landscaped private garden with soothing water fountain. $1,995,000. Julia Diaz-Asper 202.256.1887

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Chic, spacious and convenient Chase Point condo. Recently built luxurious condo with 2 car garage parking, front desk concierge and health club. Other floor plans and penthouses available. $1,075,000. Rick Leverrier 202.957.7777

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Gorgeous entertaining home with six bedrooms, four and a half baths on two plus acres. Wooded, private and fenced estate. $1,550,000. Gary W. Frey 202.230.2383

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Unusually brownstone (circa spacious 1885) meticulously Wardman-style restored into four semi-detached superior 2BR/ home w/high 2BA residences ceilings, good occupying an entire flow, renovated floor. Exceptional kitchen, interior Italian kitchens and spa baths. Steps to Metro & K St. 2-car garage. Close to downtown Silver Spring and $669,000-$1,495,000. Rock Creek Park. Michael Rankin 202.271.3344 Bill Leffler 202.489.4443 Pike/Venditti 202.550.8871

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medical device trade association where from 1998 to 2004 he was executive vice president for government relations. Before that, he was a special assistant to Sen. Charles Grassley and legislation vice president for the Federation of American Hospitals. Both The Hill and Legal Times named him one of the country’s top lobbyists for his role in FDA and Medicare reform. Ubl and Berdahl paid $2.91 million for their new six-bedroom residence with five baths, a pool and spa. The sellers are Patricia and Daniel B. Mulvey, who is president of ASB Capital Management.

VIRGINIA In the early 1900’s, Franklin Park with its rolling hills, babbling brooks and shaded pathways was a summer retreat for Washingtonians. Now Weichert realtor Penny Yerks has helped sell a new custom-built cedar shake house that perfectly fits the area’s pastoral setting and its

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turn-of-the-century aesthetics. The charming four-story, 6,000 square-foot Georgian at  RockinghamStreet in McLean was designed, built and sold by Morris-Day Designers and Builders.The interior with its six bedrooms and four baths is adorned with warm earth tones and English country manor accents courtesy of Rob Morris, president of Morris-Day and his associate Rose DiNapoli of MorrisDiNapoli Interior Architecture and Decorative Arts.The buyers are Charles and Joy Constant, who reportedly paid $2.3 million for the property. Last year, when W. Terrell Wingfield Jr. assumed the title of general counsel and secretary of the digital communications company Arbinetthexchange Inc., he reportedly agreed to a $25,000 signing bonus, a $250,000 salary and annual bonuses of up to 45 percent of his base salary.This year, he and his wife Fran have agreed to $2.2 million in exchange for the title of their beautiful five-bedroom Nantucket-style residence at 175

River Park Drive in Great Falls.The new owners are attorneys Joseph Grassi and Lia Silva Grassi. Mrs. Grassi is a member of the financial institutions department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP.The Grassis’ new residence was built in 1994 in the Riverbend Knolls community and features numerous wrap-around porches, patios and balconies including a private sundeck off the master suite. Interior accoutrements include decorative moldings, random-width pine floors and six wood-burning fireplaces. Please Send Real Estate News Items to: renews@washingtonlife.com From left to right, top to bottom– Kay and J. Roderick Heller III sold 2308 Wyoming Avenue, N.W., to Daniel Zelikow for $3,550,000 / W. Terrell Wingfield Jr. and his wife Fran recently parted with 175 River Park Drive in Great Falls for $2.2 million. Joseph and Lia Silva Grassi are the new owners / Charles and Joy Constant recently paid Morris-Day Designers and Builders $2.3 million for 2003 Rockingham Street in McLean

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This five-bedroom, four-and-two-half bath custom-built residence was designed for the owner by award-winning architect Robert McAlpine. It features 12-foot ceilings, radiant heated floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views. In addition, there is an infinity pool and a courtyard, all on a 1.61 acre cul-de-sac lot. If the buyer is interested, an adjacent 0.73 acre lot is available for $950,000. Asking: $3,995,000 Listing: Krystyna Litwin, Long & Foster Realtors, Inc., (301) 332-7615, (301) 299-6098 or krystyna.litwin@longandfoster.com

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Constructed of hand-applied stucco with a Vermont slate roof and copper gutters, this five-bedroom house sits on nearly an acre. The spacious mini-estate includes an oak-paneled reception room with random-width heart of pine flooring, a thick mahogany front entry door, granite-wrapped gas fireplace and a distinctive coffered ceiling with silvered bronze 1910 Miller scones and a chandelier with Capiz shell shades. Other distinctive features include an expansive great room with park views, private library, chef ’s designer kitchen with state-ofthe-art appliances, handsome dining room and a master bedroom suite with French doors opening to a stunning park view. The house also includes a two car garage plus a separate guest cottage or nanny suite. 

Asking: $3,450,000 Listing: Michael Rankin, Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty, (202) 271-3344

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Spectacular French country estate sited at the end of a private road with pool, pool house & tennis court. Interior boasts is perfect for elegant entertaining or cozy family living. Great Falls $5,250,000

Gorgeous “Stone Court” - designed to emulate an elegant 18th century English country estate located on over 5 acres just steps from the Potomac River. Great Falls $4,750,000

Stunning 5 bedroom brick colonial located in sought after Langley Forest. Beautifully renovated with new kitchen & baths, bright sunfilled interior and walk-out lower level. McLean $3,199,000

Privacy so close to Tysons! Surrounded by greenery, this beautiful home features a striking interior, sumptuous master suite, walk-out lower level and pool. McLean $2,975,000

The best price in the Reserve. This 5 bedroom home boasts a soaring 2-story family room, cozy sun-room, spacious master suite and lightfilled lower level. McLean $2,750,000

Elegant custom home in heart of McLean - walk to shops, library, restaurants & more! Recently updated interior features large kitchen, great room with bar and more! McLean $1,590,000

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The Boss of D.C. The rise and fall of Washington Visionary Alexander “Boss” Shepherd BY DONNA EVERS

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y the time the Civil War ended in 1865, Washington had doubled in size to a population of 109,000 but had no real infrastructure.The roads were mud ruts, there was no running water or sewers and few street lights. The situation was so bad that there was a growing lobby in Congress to move the capitol to St. Louis, Missouri.Then a powerful and influential man by the name of Alexander Robey Shepherd got Congress to make the District a territory with an appointed governor and a board of public works to correct the problems. Shepherd got himself appointed to the board, and lost no time in taking over the project. Shepherd’s story is a genuine rags-to-riches saga. He was born to a poor family in Southwest Washington in 1835 and quit school when he was 13 years old. He got a job as a pipe fitter, worked his way up in the plumbing company and eventually bought the business. Shepherd went on to make a fortune by buying and developing real estate in the fast-growing capital, and by the end of the Civil War was a successful political player who entertained statesmen and business moguls at his magnificent t ow n h o u s e in Shepherd’s Row on K Street. By the time he took over the modernization of Washington, he had already earned the title “Boss.” Boss Shepherd was a shrewd operator who

Shepherd’s Row, on the corner thought committee of K and 12th Streets, in 1909 meetings were a waste of time, and his dictatorial style soon became legendary. When he decided to tear up the railroad tracks that crisscrossed the Mall, he knew the railroad company would never agree The statue of Boss Shepherd, which to remove them, so he sent a crew of stands in front of the District Building 200 men down to the Mall after dark to on Pennsylvania Avenue do the job. The next day, the head of the In hindsight, historians give him credit for railroad company was amazed to see how much of the tracks had been removed. He was modernizing and beautifying Washington. This, so impressed with Shepherd’s sheer audacity and in turn, attracted the rich and famous from all over the country, who built mansions in what persuasive arguments that he offered him a job! Despite his methods, Boss Shepherd’s was now certain to stay the capital city. However, accomplishments were astounding. He placed the congressional investigation of the budget 157 miles of paved roads and sidewalks, 39 miles overrun and mismanagement of funds resulted of gas mains, 123 miles of sewers, 30 miles of in the end of Shepherd’s reign of power. He was water mains and filled in the stagnant Washington fired, and a few years later, declared bankruptcy Canal in his old southwest neighborhood. He and moved his family to Mexico. That could be the end of the story, but planted 60,000 trees, built the city’s first horsedrawn trolley system and installed city street it isn’t. Shepherd bought a supposedly spent lights. With the help of his favorite architect, silver mine in the little town of Batopilas, Adolf Cluss, he built some of the most beautiful Mexico, got it running again, rebuilt the infrastructure of the town and made another Victorian public buildings in the country. In 1873, Shepherd’s moment of glory fortune mining silver. He died in Mexico, but came when his friend President Ulysses Grant is buried in his home town, in Rock Creek appointed him to be the territorial governor. But Cemetery.To this day, city officials and citizens the glory was short lived, because an audit of the have mixed feelings about “The Boss.” In 1909, city’s books showed that Shepherd had overrun a statue of Shepherd was erected in front of the budget by $13,000,000 and the city had to the District Building. Over the past 100 years, declare bankruptcy. On top of that, investigators it was moved to lesser places and even put in discovered that Shepherd had awarded all the storage, but two years ago, it was moved back best contracting jobs to his cronies and favored to its original place of honor, overlooking the improvements in the areas where he and his city that retained the privilege of being the nation’s capital, thanks to the Boss. friends owned property.

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GEORGETOWN LONG & FOSTER The Columbia

Brand new 2,000 sq.ft luxury condo in West End! Two bedrooms, den, 2.5 Baths, Poggenpohl kitchen, 2-car garage parking, roof-top pool, fitness center , Trader Joe’s. Walk to metro and Georgetown. $1,500,000. Terri Robinson 202-966-6223

Georgetown

Architectural Masterpiece. Situated on large lot with total privacy, this magnificent property is the most unusual residence for sale in Georgetown. Custombuilt for current owner in 1978 and beautifully maintained, it features massive courtyard with heated pool, balconies and built-in 4 car garage. $5,900,00. Terri Robinson 202-966-6223

McLean

A Grand Castle inside the beltway! This marvelous mansion, built on over 2 acres, offers 15,000 SF of living space, 4 entertainment halls & 10 bedrooms (5 with balconies). For photos and more details visit www.GlobalOwner.com. $4,775,000. Mary Anthony 202-339-9418; Angela Eliopoulos 202-339-9439

Chevy Chase/Kenwood

Elegant brick colonial presents a lovely setting for grand scale entertaining, as well as comfortable family living. Renovated and expanded in 2004. 6BR’s, 5.5BA on upper floors. Chef’s gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, 2 family rooms, screened porch overlooking pool, high ceilings throughout, four fireplaces, excercise room, computer room, and many other features and amenities. $3,695,000. Mary Ann Corette 202-256-5501

Palisades

Modernism for today. Impeccably designed residence with professional office and studio space, C1 zoned, five levels, approximately 4200 sf with three outdoor terraces, panoramic roof deck, gardens, parking. 5171 MacArthur Boulevard, NW $1,875,000 Attached guest house at 5169 MacArthur Boulevard is available for $799,000. Denise Warner 202-487-5162

Falls Church/Tyson’s Corner

Entertain in style! Grand new custom-built home with finest architectural elements. Builder with meticulous eye for detail. Almost 7,000 sf of living space. Chef’s kitchen, Master Suite with amazing Bath, formal LR and DR, library, rec rm, theater rm, and double deck. 5BR/5.5BA. $1,195,000 Samia El Baroudy 202-256-4289; Tucker Farman 202-557-0630

Georgetown Long & Foster Real Estate 1680 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-944-84000

Bethesda/Edgemore

World Class. Distinctive 5 BR, 5 BA home on a corner lot. European ambiance with beautiful architectural details. A clerestory-height entry leads to the Tunis designed kitchen. LR with 13 ft ceilings, floor- to-ceiling windows & striking stucco fireplace. Private terrace & 2 car garage. Walk to everything. $2,100,000. Tamora Ilasat 202-460-0699

Ocean City, MD

Beachfront Luxury. Sky-high penthouse with exotic extras... A Jet-Van Limousine and a Wine Cave! Owned by a VIP who hosted dignitaries from all over the world. 4,300 SF at $3,250,000 www.PerduePenthouse.com. Angela & Nicole Eliopoulos 202-339-9439 or 703-989-5989

KENT

Unique setting with unobstructed views of the Park. The finest architectural detailing, grand spaces and easy flow to accomodate large or small gatherings. 10 ft. ceilings, 4 fireplaces, oversized windows, 5 BDRMS, 4.3BAS. $3,995,000. Mary Ann Corette 202-256-5501

Chevy Chase/Kenwood

Sensational 1936 Fieldstone Colonial expanded and renovated to perfection. Over 8,000 sf. of living space and 18,399 sq ft on the property. “Great Room” off the breakfast room and kitchen, high ceilings, stenciled floors, hand painted walls, media room. Virtual tour - Homevisit.com. $3,895,000. Mary Ann Corette 202-256-5501

Georgetown

Stylish Victorian house in the heart of Georgetown’s West Village has a wonderful secluded English garden with architectural detail. Three bedrooms, one of which could easily be an office.Spacious dining area for entertaining, and a chef’s delight kitchen equipped with professional appliances. Heart of Georgetown! $1,199,000. Derry Haws 202-285-6702

Historic Estate Home

A crowning accomplishment of design and craftmanship, this restored Civil War Greek Revival home integrates its circa-1850 beginnings with recent renovations to create an exceptional Retreat. Classic proportions, seven working fireplaces, and high ceilings infuse the interior with elegance and luxury. $1,875,000 Roberta Theis 202-538-7429


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HICKORY HILL, MCLEAN, VIRGINIA The Robert F. Kennedy family home for over 50 years, previously owned by President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, historic Hickory Hill stands less than 2 miles outside of Washington, DC. The stately 19th century residence sits on almost six prime acres with majestic trees, pool, pool house, stables, movie theatre and tennis court.

W. Ted Gossett 703-625-5656 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

$3,200,000

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS waterfront estate on the Potomac River in Southern MD! The home is situated on 23 acres and offers sweeping, panoramic views of the river and unbelievable sunsets! Stunningly renovated in 2003, the main house provides three levels of finely appointed living space including five bedrooms, five full baths & two half baths, formal and informal rooms, indoor lap pool, exercise area and screened porch. Outside you'll find a sandy beach, large patio, pier w/multiple lifts, lavish landscaping and a charming guest house w/stone fireplace and knotty pine millwork. Breathtaking beauty, inside and out, awaits you!

For more information contact

Lucy Barbour 301-904-9914 Visit our virtual tour @ www.brooksandbarbour.com


Extraordinary Oceanfront...

North Shores, Rehoboth Beach, DE

In today's changing real estate market more than ever Buyers and Sellers need to count upon experience. Sharon has been working with Washingtonians for over a decade Helping buyers and sellers on commerical projects, residential homes, investments, land acquision and development. Let Sharon help you make the right moves!!!

describes this rarely-offered, private, ½+ acre haven. Feel the difference of waking up to the sound & scent of an ocean breeze, an amenity-rich, unbeatable location, casual elegance, a private pool w/ perennial gardens & the best panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, right in your back yard.

For a confidential consultation contact

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Sharon Hayman 703-402-2955

McLean, Virginia www.sharonhayman.com

Main House: 5BR, 3.5BA „ Guest Cottage: 2BR, 1BA 2 Master Suites „ Fireplaces „ Spacious Sun Decks Private Beach „ Marina Access „ Tennis Privileges http://2OceanDrive.JackLingo.com Offered at: $6,775,000

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Well-known heiress to sell sky-high penthouse in Ocean City, Maryland for $3.25 million dollars Customized penthouse includes a hidden wine cave. Sale includes furnishings and a “stealth” JetVan limo.

1. Living room view 2. Master bedroom 3. The Pyramid building 4. Reach out and touch the surf

wned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perdue, the penthouse has hosted dignitaries from all over the world. Mrs. Perdue comes from the Sheraton Hotel family, and this gracious heiress is selling the penthouse furnished. Lined with ribbon walls of glass, the free-flowing space is washed in soothing natural light. The 4,228 sq. ft. layout has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. There are four balconies and a sun deck for private sunbathing. But, dear reader, you may decide to buy the instant you see the view. It is something to behold. This penthouse sits on the twentieth floor of a building called the Pyramid. This is a world-class, horizonbending view—one big visual gulp of the azure blue Atlantic. When you gaze out to the horizon, you can actually detect the curvature of the earth! This is a view that will never be duplicated again. Why? A recently passed building code now limits new buildings to a height of only ten stories. From this perspective you can see migrating porpoises, and when thunderstorms form in the Atlantic, you can

watch them spark, snarl and rumble as they march their way up and down the eastern seaboard. The most talked about room is the hidden wine cave. It is as if the “Imagineers” from Disney were brought in to create this experience. There is a fireplace, trickling waterfall genuine fossils, fog, thunder and a voice over narrative from a ghost who tells the story of how the wines that the guests are drinking came to be (more on the web). The sale also includes an exotic extra— a stealth limo (cost $250k), built by Becker Automotive. Tiger Woods has one of these. So does King Abdulla II of Jordan. Go to www.PerduePenthouse.com to see many additional photos and more details. Keep in mind—quality is remembered long after price is forgotten. Contact the sellers’ agents, Angela and Nicole Eliopoulos. USA:+1.202.339.9439. Europe:+30.210.6772.872. E-mail: Info@GlobalOwner.com


Bethany Beach, Delaware

BAYSIDE • BETHANY BEACH Fantastic newly constructed 4 bedroom, 3 bath open and spacious Nantucket style cottage easily accessible to the beach in quiet and secluded setting. $798,900

OCEAN BLOCK • BETHANY BEACH Tasteful and comfy 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath furnished home with many recent improvements including new stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, paint and carpet. $1,495,000

OCEAN FRONT • NORTH BETHANY The most significant Ocean Front estate ever offered for sale on the Delaware Coast. This opportunity to own two acres on the ocean in North Bethany with ample space for pool and tennis may never come again. $10,000,000

OCEAN FRONT NORTH BETHANY This ocean front 4 bedroom, 3 bath south end, furnished Townhouse is beautifully remodeled with the finest materials and finishes. A rare unobstructed view of the ocean where you step off your deck onto a pristine lovely beach. $1,895,000

CANAL FRONT SOUTH BETHANY Perfectly situated on a navigable waterway, this stunning new home with nautical flair will please any boating or beach enthusiast. This 4 bedroom plus loft has an open floor plan, is only 2.5 blocks to the beach. $998,500

CANAL FRONT OCEAN VIEW NEW, plush, four-story 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath townhouse with elevator, custom cabinets, hardwood floors and numerous other upscale selections in a serene setting on the Assawoman Canal with community pool. $524,000

OCEAN FRONT NORTH BETHANY Endless possibilities on 75’ of ocean front in an in-demand location with its pristine, less crowded beaches. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath property is in a gated community with tennis. $3,550,000

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OVER THE MOON

Seasonal Delights Polo and strawberries signal springtime in hunt country BY VICKY MOON

“Red sky at morning: Farmer’s warning. Red sky at night: Farmer’s delight” Adapted from Matthew 16:2-3

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mong the many charming aspects of Middleburg are the elegant treasures one finds down the quiet winding back roads off the beaten track. One such jewel is Farmer’s Delight Plantation, the 89acre former country home of the late Ambassador George Crews McGhee. McGhee (1912 – 2005) and his wife, the late Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee, purchased the estate just three miles north of the village in 1948. The circa 1790s brick Federal mansion was built by Colonel Joseph Flavius Lane (1756 – 1803). The property dates to a 1661 King Charles II land grant. McGhee, a transplanted Texan, was a Rhodes Scholar who studied geology. He took his

knowledge to the oil fields in several states as a wildcatter and was highly successful. After serving in World War II as a navy lieutenant, his career then took a turn toward diplomacy. He went on to serve as ambassador to Turkey, Greece and West Germany. Through his twenty-plus years of international travel, McGhee collected many books and artifacts not only at en poste but also from his extensive travel for personal and business affairs. Some of the specific collections are the Central American Masks, African Masks, Middle Eastern artifacts (including a Bedouin tent and accoutrements) and a collection of Wedgwood porcelain. In 1973, Farmer’s Delight Plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Now, with very little fanfare, the McGhee Foundation (established in 2002 by the ambassador) is a nonprofit philanthropic organization “dedicated to educational purposes, particularly the furthering of the many political, historical and cultural interests which were at the core of his long life.”

The circa 1790s brick Federal mansion at Farmer’s Delight Plantation – the country home of the late Ambassador George Crews McGhee – is now open to the public by appointment.

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Ambassador George Crews McGhee, former of owner Farmer’s Delight Plantation.

After establishing the foundation, McGhee bequeathed to it in his will all the land including the manor house, gardens, library and barn museums. The plantation is open to visitors by appointment, which can be arranged by telephone or by visiting www.farmersdelight.org. This spring, the McGhee Foundation will host fundraising events for two other non-profits, The Blue Ridge Wildlife Rescue League and the Virginia Land Trust annual garden party. “In the fall, we’ll be hosting our own fundraiser with a silent auction,” Executive Director Richard Berger says. “We’re continuing our cross-cultural education project through a display of Central American masks at the Middleburg Public Library. These exhibits can travel to other public venues to support educational opportunities for children and adults.” The large collection is being catalogued and organized while the infrastructure is undergoing unobtrusive renovation and the gardens are being meticulously cleaned. The public can currently view traveling

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Willard Scott’s Strawberry Pie INGREDIENTS 1 baked pie shell 1 quart strawberries 1 cup sugar 1\4 teaspoon salt 1\4 cup water 3 Tablespoons cornstarch 1\4 cup water

Two girls enjoy the fruits of a local farmer’s labor at last year’s Delaplane Strawberry Festival.

exhibits, which are examples from the collections. (One of which is at the Middleburg Library and later this year will be on display at The Hill School.)

It’s Delovely Party planner Sandi Young has teamed up with Judith Chambers to produce “Cape Town in the Country” featuring Lebo M, the award winning recording artist, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of The Lion King. The two-day party will include a polo match – USA vs. South Africa at Great Meadow – and a gala at Jay Fetner’s Coachman Farms. Fetner, a polo enthusiast and photographer, published the book The African Safari.The wine from South Africa and Virginia will flow and many surprises are planned. Watch this space for details. It’s Delicious The annual Strawberry Festival each May first took place at the crossroads in Delaplane in the early 1900s. Back in the good old days, the road next to the country store was blocked off as if for a big party. Owner Teeny Strother dipped out ice cream and the locals came down the hill for a pint of berries. The event was on hiatus until 1976, when it was revived. In 1994, Mary Scott, the late wife of television personality Willard Scott, reinvented it. At the time, the couple lived in the area and were members of the nearby Emmanuel Episcopal Church, which now produces the event. The

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festival outgrew its roots and was relocated down the road to Sky Meadows State Park. The park was a generous gift to the state of Virginia from the late Paul Mellon, who donated a 1,132-acre swath of land for it. In his typical low-key manner, he later gave several hundred additional acres for a pathway to the Appalachian Trail. The park’s name is a derivation of the Scottish Isle of Skye. This year’s Strawberry Festival will take place on May 26 and 27. (Don’t miss the National Strawberry Eating Championship.) And for anyone who may venture out to the countryside, here is a famous recipe for Strawberry Pie, which was previously published in my book, The Middleburg Mystique.

TOPREPARE Wash and hull strawberries. Chill all but 1 cup, mash this cupful, and add to it the sugar, salt and 1\4 cup water heat to boiling. Blend cornstarch with water, combine this with boiling mixture, cook and stir until clear. Add chilled berries; pour into baked pie shell and chill. PH OTO CR E DIT: BIL L BR OH A R D

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The Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase Race at Great Meadow, The Plains, Va. General admission car pass $75; other ticket packages available. For more information visit www.vagoldcup.com.

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The Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park to benefit regional and outreach programs of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Delaplane. Daily admission $20 per car at the gate or $15 in advance. Two-day passes $25 in advance; for more information visit www. delaplanestrawberryfestival.com or call (540) 364-2772.

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The 154th Upperville Colt and Horse Show featuring the Budweiser Jumper Classic to benefit local charities. Daily admission $10, children under twelve free. For special arrangements, entertainment, reserved parking and/or box seats visit www.upperville.com or call (540) 687-5740.


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he other night, Mr. Strange and it makes people believe that their I had dinner at the residence of job, their bank account, or their the couple who come closest to frequency as a bold face name means being our best friends here in the they don’t have to live by the same capital of contingent friendships. Our host, the rules as mere mortals.While there are ambassador, and his wife, the heiress, said it other notorious cases of the virus in was cheeky of me to point my finger at recent New York (Martha Stewart) and Los examples of powerful people behaving badly.“It’s Angeles (Michael Jackson), it’s long like no one taught them the playground rules,” I been epidemic in this town, too, complained. Our hostess shot back, “it’s not like where playing by the rules – just like stopping at Washington would have an implicit appreciation red lights – is a relative thing. I’m convinced the for the spirit of playing by the rules. I want to you play by the rules, darling.” Okay, fair enough. But I’m not an elected phrase, “Don’t you know who I am?” was first let affable Lawrence Small off the hook, because official, the appointed head of an institution, uttered to some hapless maître d’ in Washington. to get billionaires to give big checks to the It starts small with fixing traffic tickets and Smithsonian you have to entertain with more or a political appointee, nor do I answer to stockholders. Maybe I do expect certain jumping lines, but can lead to errors in judgment than cheese squares, pretzels and a jug of Kendall special favors – to be well-seated at dinner or that at best cause embarrassment and at worst Jackson. But Larry, the rules are the rules. If you to have aisle seats at the opera, for example. involve a special prosecutor, indictments and needed to get the pool spruced up for a summer But I say “please” and “thank you,” and strive a conviction. Who needs that? Don’t they shindig, why didn’t you just ask? to avoid anything that might need to be know that just like Santa Claus, the guys with The halls of hubris are lined with a roster of the badges and subpoena power will find out notable names who thought they didn’t have “gotten away with.” That loud rumble you heard to play by the rules and then got across the city a few weeks ago brought down by them. There are I’MCONVINCEDTHEPHRASE“DOYOUKNOW was not thunder but the collective surely more to come. Even our WHOIAM?”WASFIRSTUTTEREDTOSOME “what was he thinking” when it president seems to have forgotten went public that Paul Wolfowitz the rule about not abusing the trust HAPLESSMAÎTRED’INWASHINGTON more than looked out for his of the American people – and his girlfriend at the World Bank. breaking that one has put a strain on What rulebook did he consult? The ruling class – eventually – who was naughty and who was almost everything, social or otherwise, that goes on nice? And what’s become so difficult about these here these days. playing by its own rules is not new, however. Remember Leona Helmsley? Back in the two little words: “I’m sorry?” George Washington, in his “Rules of Civility I think I know where the problem starts – and Good Behavior,” included a rule that should day, a tax fraud conviction got her 18 months at the federal lockup in Danbury, after which she Washington is awash with people who come here be memorized and then recited daily by every resumed a life of business success and wealth, but from humble backgrounds to serve in the House powerful person in this town: “Labour to keep as a social pariah. Why? Because she committed or Senate, or take a job at the White House, and alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire the crime of haughtiness. Some people might who begin to believe the private subway cars, called conscience.” forgive the tax fraud, particularly because she did chauffeured Suburbans, enabling security, special her time, but no one forgave those suicidal words access passes, exclusive elevators, and servile staff she supposedly spewed to the housekeeper:“We mean they’ve graduated to a new rule book.They don’t pay taxes. Only little people pay taxes.”That lose their way, and next they’re stuffing money ensured an “ouch” in every zipcode where big in refrigerators, sending salacious email to pages, playing “To Tell the Truth” with the Feds, or people employ the little people. Clearly Mrs. Helsmley wasn’t vaccinated believe Ambien, alcohol and an automobile are against the virus unique to the rich, famous and an okay combination after midnight. Readers wishing to get in touch with Michael can You’d think almost anybody who had a job in email her at: mstrange@washingtonlife.com powerful. It’s the “high and mighty disease” and


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