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November 8, 1998

Give and Take

Dear Combatants:

This issue of themail has a number of follow-up messages on some continuing threads. If I may make a suggestion, let's try to keep everything related to the District of Columbia. For example, now that we've had postings on both sides of whether recycling is a good idea in general, let's get back to whether it's a good idea for DC, or is working here.

Let me beg you again; please sign all your missives with your name, or at least with a name that sounds real enough so that I can pretend you've fooled me. I know, I know, a few people get away with it. I've sent back two messages from Pat, , for incomplete signatures, but this time he or she (It's Pat) sent his or her message back claiming to be a member of an Asian tribe that uses only one name. Sure, Pat. But the claim was creative enough to work this one time. Now, Klaatu may legitimately be an alien (“Gort, Klaatu barada nikto”), and certainly Ms. Persiflage lives on a different, more polite planet, but let's not let this get out of hand.

Gary Imhoff


One-Third of D.C. Adults Chose Leaders; Others Opted Out
Mark Richards,

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics reports that 38.9% of D.C. registered voters (n=137,523 of 353,503) voted in the Nov. 3 general election. I would like to know what percentage of ALL residents 18+ voted, but the DCBOEE doesn't calculate these statistics. The Census Bureau projects D.C.'s 18+ population to be 414,000. Using this figure, 33.2% of adults 18+ registered their votes. Is this accurate? Are 85.3% of D.C. adults 18+ really registered to vote? In a 1997 random sample of D.C. homes with telephones, 78% claimed to be registered to vote.

Does anyone have thoughts on citizen participation at the voting booth or in other areas? I surveyed a large condo in Dupont East last year (The Cairo) and found that while nearly 90% were interested in neighborhood issues, only 61% of owners and 28% of renters felt informed about neighborhood issues. And only 22% of owners and 10% of renters said they were involved in neighborhood groups or associations. I plan to study this issue in greater depth and welcome any input, thoughts.


Voting Procedures
Tom Berry,

The Scene: Lafayette School Gym; Time: 9:05 a.m.
Last Tuesday 39% of registered voters went to the polls in DC. At the aforementioned location there were 24 neatly arranged voting machines in the middle of the gym. At that precise time there were 3 people using those machines. Yet there were 65 more voters waiting in line to get their ballots! In the 15 or so minutes it took for someone to get to the front of the line from the rear there were no more than 10 machines in use at the same time. Perhaps if the DC Board of Elections and Ethics made the voting procedure a bit more user friendly they'd see a better turnout of voters, especially among the elderly and infirmed.


Flying vs. Voting
Steph “Both involve long lines and paper tickets” Faul,

Could one of themail's alert readers please explain why I have to show identification to get on an airplane, but not to enter a voting booth? The clerk on Tuesday just asked my name and address and asked me to sign my name — the process did not require that I produce any proof whatever that I was who I said I was.

By the way, what ever happened to (a) the effort to clean up the D.C. voting rolls, and (b) those people who were found to have voted in both D.C. and Maryland?


Prop 59 Vote
Bell Clement,

I'll be interested to hear when we citizens will be permitted to know how we voted on prop 59. But you know, I don't believe I was given a ballot on that one at my polling place, 16th & Oak St. NW. Anybody else have that experience?


More on Prop 59 Vote

Greetings, aren't we all happy! A great new mayor elect and a Control Board announcement that it will speedily return managerial authority to the elected Mayor!

As for Proposition 59 being essentially regulated to be a non vote, by Congressional action, Mr. Seftor raises a point of sufficient outrage, but he has no base for calling the action of the Congress unconstitutional, he just needs to read Article I Section 8 Paragraphs 17 and 18. Until DC becomes a State or until the Constitution is amended, Congress has absolute authority over anything in the District of Columbia. Thus, while the action was clearly undemocratic and objectionable, it was completely legal.

Note that the law did not prohibit the citizens from voting, but prohibited the District from using any funds to certify the results of the vote. So far as I am aware, there is absolutely no law against a voluntary funding by a citizens committee to pay for a certified count. In any case, the District already has some of the most liberal marijuana laws in the nation.


AOL Election Events Coverage
Linda Finkel-Talvadkar, Communications Director, D.C. Democratic State Committee,

[The following letter was sent to America Online.] As the Communications Director of the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee, the representative arm of the Democratic Party in D.C., I am writing to express my disappointment and outrage that D.C's election results were not listed on “AOL's Election Results.” As much as our House of Representatives' Delegate does not have a vote, that Congress has stripped us of home rule, WE the citizens of the District still have our constitutional right to vote! As such our expression deserves coverage as much as any other state or territory in the U.S.

Our election on November 3rd, represents the beginning of a new era for D.C. Our Mayor elect Anthony Williams speaks of “one government, good government, self-government” for all citizens of the District. Our six new and re-elected City Council members stand ready to work in concert with Mr. Williams to meet these goals. And our re-elected Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will continue to fight for voting representation for the District and support our local government in getting back what is rightfully ours — home rule. The citizens of the District of Columbia will not tolerate being dissed by Congress, nor will we tolerate AOL disregarding the right of franchise of the citizens of the capitol of the free world. On behalf of the citizens of the District and the members of the Democratic State Committee, we await your reply.


Only the judgment-impaired need apply
Larry Seftor,

Although the citizens of DC have not always done well in electing officials, the people imposed upon us by the presence of the Control Board have been much worse. We have seen ineptitude and lack of judgment in the work of Camille Barnett and General Becton. And now we have the new Chief of Police, Ramsey.

Last Wednesday, I was stuck in a traffic jam out in Fairfax County and away from the Beltway, but sucked into the mess caused by the situation on the Wilson Bridge. This was essentially an act of domestic terrorism. And as I sat in my car, I was glad to hear information coming from the Alexandria Police Department. At least once, I thought, no one can blame DC. Unfortunately, the next morning we learned in the Post that Ramsey had made the call to completely close the bridge in both directions for 5½ hours. He said that he was motivated by public safety. However, Ramsey never considered that thousands of people were imprisoned in their cars during the siege. How many of weakened heart were put under dangerous stress? How many of the hundred of thousands caught in this maelstrom missed doctor's appointments? And considering how many went for many hours with nothing to drink, what would Ramsey have done in the midst of summer? As it turns out, Chief Ramsey was most concerned with the health and continued well being of the terrorist, and was quite unaware of the distress he caused everyone else.

Those in authority should have full cognizance of the impact of their actions and should have the judgment to make the proper call. Chief Ramsey has shown that he has neither. But then, in DC, that seems to be the status quo.


Update on the Cats at UDC
Constance Z. Maravell,

Yes, I, too, hate the thought of cutting up a cat since Cleopatra, my cat, is my best friend, but cutting up a person is sort of ghastly also.

Tuesday we arrived at Lab. The professor announced that there were no cats. We asked if they had been ordered. He said no. We talked among ourselves about what to do — buy them ourselves, protest, what? Finally we decided to go to the President's Office and make them aware of the situation. About 10 of us went. The guard went to find someone — the assistant to the provost. She talked to us and then allowed us into the inner sanctum waiting area. The provost, Dr. Anderson, talked to us. She then called the chairman of the biology department, Dr. Couzant, who said 100 cats had been ordered. We asked why she didn't tell our professor. Dr. Couzant claims to have told the professor, Dr. Singh.

We have been told that the cats arrived and we will start dissecting on Tuesday. Provost Anderson was annoyed at being bothered, but we explained that Dr. Couzant said she would tell us the status and when she neither told us or Dr. Singh, and he said no cats, we decided to go to the top. Strange miscommunication for no purpose.


UDC Again
Harold Goldstein,

[From a recent posting:] “I've attended a number of Universities, including state schools, and after the first 'wash-out' year, every student is serious. A distinguishing feature of each of those schools, however, was the fact that if you didn't produce, you were out.”

Once and for all, while yo may scoff at UDC and its product, the same rules apply here; produce or you are out. That is why there is a 90% drop-out rate! That is why, as Mr. Seftor indicates was his experience, after the “first 'wash-out' year” every student is serious (and while 'every' is never 'every')! What primarily distinguishes UDC from state universities elsewhere is the pathetic output of the DCPS system which, essentially, defines the nature of the incoming class and the resulting certainty of a huge drop-out rate.

And while Mr. Seftor correctly points out that a disproportionate share of the costs of UDC are borne by some, that cost is trivial, inconsequential and of little concern compared to the cost, both in dollars and wrecked lives, of maintaining the DCPS system, which has been and remains a TOTAL FRAUD producing few graduates who deserve to graduate. That is where your 'standards' need to be applied. Why some think that the crummy 40 million spent on UDC is worth bellowing over yet are not willing to say the same about the dollars spent on the DCPS system is beyond me.


Children's Hospital Site
Jessica Vallette, conservation chair & Cardozo/Shaw resident,

I was very surprised to read that our “beloved” ANC had voted to allow Donatelli & Klein to build an all residential development at the site. (I would love to hear from our ANC representatives why they voted in
favor of this.) This decision flies in the face of the logic that we Sierra Clubbers hope to use to bring more sustainable development into the city. Cardozo/Shaw and, even more urgently, Capitol Heights needs a mid-scale, decent, reputable grocery store to continue our rise as livable and safe neighborhoods. We have been led for months by the developer to believe that our wishes would come true with this development. Now that our hopes have been dashed, we must have a REAL VOICE in seeing how this purely residential development will be designed and will proceed. This development is at the will of the District government. We should work to oust these developers in favor of one that will meet our needs instead of their own. The designs I saw at a recent Cardozo/Shaw Neighborhood Association meeting showed entrances to the residences facing 13th Street, not W Street (isn't V Street?). Quite possibly the reason D&K ditched the grocery store were the questions about the location of the loading dock and parking ramp for it. Now I wonder where the rest of the houses will go, what direction they will face, whether they will be self-contained and (ugh) fenced, and how much & where parking will be located.

Frankly, I am sorely disappointed about this being an all residential development. The 8th & P Street Giant is nice and all, but it doesn't really serve the neighborhoods “up-the-hill.” Secondly, a goal of the New Columbia Chapter of the Sierra Club's restore the Core Campaign is to make neighborhoods more walkable. This version of the development will continue this area's car-dependence (which creates more air pollution, connection, noise, etc.) by forcing us to continuing to go to Fresh Fields or Giant. This version of the development is not sustainable. Contact me if you want to learn how to prevent this from happening in the future.

Geeze, can you imagine what will happen with the convention center if even this small developer won't listen to its neighbors?

[I am a member of ANC 1B, so I'll answer now — others may or may not wish to follow up. Donatelli and Klein didn't “ditch” the grocery store; the second grocery chain that they were negotiating with, after Fresh Fields pulled out, ditched them by refusing to negotiate a market rate lease — it would only offer a price too low to make the project work economically. Second, residents of the neighborhood overwhelmingly supported all-residential development of the site at the ANC meeting, at the Cardozo-Shaw meeting, and in response to an E-mail poll done by the ANC Commissioner for the district. Third, the site is in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and I think it's better planning to encourage residential development in residential neighborhoods, and to centralize commercial development, especially large commercial projects, along the commercial streets and avenues in our neighborhoods. — Gary Imhoff]


Pot Shots at Post Miss Mark
Len Sullivan,

Ralph Blessing's attack on the Washington Post re pre-election charts and 'racial injections' seem somewhat misguided. First, there was nothing wrong with the Post graphic if you took the time to read the footnotes and accept that 'Hispanics' are counted in both the 'white' and 'black' categories. The numbers add exactly. Second, the Cohn article seemed — quite properly — to be rejecting the myth that there is still some monolithic, readily led, Afircan-American voting majority in the District. It correctly recognized that there is currently very little non-black 'flight' from the city, and more important, that there is broad, and growing, diversity among DC's remaining African-American voters.

However, the article did fail to mention two factors beyond simple population statistics that skew the voting ratios more toward black/non-black parity at the polls: black households tend to have more kids and fewer adults; and, unfortunately, a larger share of black adults have lost their voting rights due to felony convictions. In any event, Washingtonians should be pleased that a) there is no overriding voter bloc in the nation's capital that makes anyone's vote unimportant, and b) Post graphics are not all bad.

[Actually, in DC, a past felony conviction is no bar to voting or holding office. Only those who are currently incarcerated for felonies are ineligible to register and vote. — Gary Imhoff]


Counting in the Post
Keith C. Ivey,

I think Ralph missed the asterisk and note saying “Hispanics can be of any race.” It's traditional on such charts. The 38,714 Hispanics are counted twice unless you omit the Hispanic bar from the total. I'm all for pointing out mathematical inaccuracies, but let's make sure they're really inaccuracies.


Adding Things Up
Deirdre Gaquin, gaquin,

Two recent postings have accused the Washington Post of miscounting when it added up the ethnic/racial population groups in our city. Standard ethnic/racial classifications separate “race” from “hispanic origin,” so all Hispanic persons are counted twice. You cannot make a pie chart using both designations because by definition they add up to more than 100%. If you look closely, most population charts or tables will say something like “will not add to 100%” or “Hispanic persons may be of any race.” The official Census Bureau estimate of the DC population as of 7/1/97 is 528,964: 62.9% black, 33.8% white, .3% American Indian, 2.9% Asian. This adds to 99.9% ("rounding error" means that numbers often don't add to 100%). Within these racial groups, 7.2% of DC's population is Hispanic.


Parking Regulations Enforced in Some Neighborhoods
Wendy Green,

Bill Adler wrote: “It is illegal to park closer than three feet from the car in front or behind you. . . . If this were a law that was enforced (it's not, otherwise people would scream), you could actually cause somebody else to get a ticket by parking too close.”

I have to say that I have seen a ticket writer in my neighborhood (Glover Park) writing a ticket for a car that was parked too close to the car behind. Granted, she stopped to write the ticket because the car was too close to the stop sign (I believe you have to be 20 full feet from a stop sign to avoid a ticket), but as she was writing the ticket, she said, “Looks like they parked too close. That's another ticket.” As my rental car was the car behind, I was a bit taken aback. I didn't know about the 3 feet law, and I was able to easily navigate out of my parking space. But the car in front of me was the recipient of two tickets that morning.


“Admitted” Scofflaw
Frank Pruss,

One night years ago, I (and numerous others in Adams Morgan) got a ticket for “parking too close” from some enforcer who obviously must have been having a real bad day. There was no one near me when I actually parked the car, but there wasn't much I could do about it but laugh, “admit it” and send in the check.

There was another time when a rash of cars were ticketed for “parking too far from the curb.” I can't remember what the “legal” distance is, but there were quite a few folks scratching their heads that morning. Did this enforcer carry a ruler that night?


The Wonderful World of Gas Deregulation
Nancy Davidson,

I called the Washington Gas Energy Services to ask how I could compare our bills for last year with their quoted price of 33 cents per therm. A nice lady there gave me the per-therm price for each of ten months last year. I averaged them and came up with 34 cents — doesn't seem like a big saving. I will wait to see what the competitors offer.


Lighten Up, Metro

Paul Williams comments that Metro is testing new types of lighting. I am not sure if it is the same thing, but I was at a talk Saturday by a Rockville Company which is installing some test fixtures in Metro. They mentioned they increased effective lighting by almost seven fold. I suspect since the 70's the litigious society demands increased floor lighting for safety. The new lighting system is also a little green compared to fluorescence, which vary in being either blue or pinkish light.


The Not So Wonderful World of Recycling
Nancy Davidson,

I'm glad to hear so many of you actually have new bins and your recyclables are being picked up. Our neighborhood — or at least many parts of it — seems to have been forgotten. We have no bins, and when we put out the old ones with papers, etc., in them, no one picks them up. I have spoken with our ANC commissioner, who in turn has contacted Kathy Patterson, but so far no bins. Now that the election's over, perhaps our elected officials can turn their attention to oversight of our city's bureaucracy?


What's the Point of Recycling?
Mara Cherkasky,

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “The United States is far and away the largest generator of wastes of any nation on earth. The United States also maintains the highest per capita use of water and the highest per capita use of energy; in addition, it contributes the highest global percentage of air pollution from both stationary and mobile sources. Recycling can help lessen some of these environmental burdens and the economic costs they engender. Both 'upstream' (in the manufacturing process) and 'downstream' (in the waste disposal process), recycling provides meaningful benefits. ... Few public policies provide as many advantages as does recycling:

bulletRecycling conserves natural resources, such as timber, water, and mineral ores, from domestic and imported sources.
bulletRecycling prevents pollution caused by manufacturing from virgin resources.
bulletRecycling saves energy.
bulletRecycling reduces the need for land filling and incineration and helps avoid the pollution produced by these technologies.
bulletRecycling helps protect and expand manufacturing jobs in America.
bulletRecycling engenders a sense of community involvement and responsibility.”

Some specific examples: Manufacturing an aluminum can from recycled aluminum requires only 5% of the energy it takes to make a can from virgin aluminum. And a recent study from EPA shows that recycling (and source reduction) help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If anyone wants more information on the benefits of recycling, e-mail me. I've got stacks of it.


Response to “Smoking Something Funny”
Paul Williams,

I must first comment on Ralston Cox's choice of title to his posting in response to mine on Carnegie Library, and the assumption that I smoke “funny cigarettes.” Not funny at all, in my book, and not appropriate. And a more careful reading of my posting, and you would have easily discovered the last name is not Kelsey...

I hope that Cox doesn't write MOA's as contradictory as his last posting on the Carnegie Library, or we're in big trouble. At first he says “we'll be lucky if they sweep out the place when they leave” but later admits more than $1 million on landscaping and $1 million on exterior cleaning and roof repair will be expended. Should the Library sit empty surrounded by chain link for the next four years, without heat, security, or roof repair? It's not as if the Library was just emptied of its precious books and downgraded to a construction office; it hasn't had maintenance at all in recent years. And what kind of construction trailers have you been in anyway with those “trooping through with dirt and tools day and night.” Tools, and all night? The ones I have been in are full of planners, meeting rooms, architects, draftsmen, desks and phones, and humans.

The historical society has indeed made tremendous plans to protect the building during its use as a construction office; please investigate the situation before assuming they have not. Cox writes “$$ will only get spent if the public and neighborhood residents hold the Convention Center Authority's feet to the fire to be sure the $$$ will be spent as promised.” If you come out from behind the federal desk of yours, you
will certainly experience my community activism in the DC preservation world and surely you can't be unaware of the community involvement surrounding the center itself!! It's your job to write the MOA's, but our job as activists can only be as effective as you allow us to be in your bureaucratic language; it doesn't help to start by assuming we smoke funny cigarettes.


Splitting Infinitives
Hank Wallace,

“You can vote for a winner if you want to” actually does split an infinitive — rightly. “To” (at the end of the sentence) half states the infinitive “to vote.” Sure, all things being equal, cluster related words. But splitting an infinitive often clarifies modification (“We plan to clearly describe essential procedures”), improves sound (as your infinitive splitting does) or saves words (ditto). Reluctance to split an infinitive is mainly a throwback to Latin. A Latin infinitive is a single word, for example “suffragari” (to vote for). So you couldn't split a Latin infinitive even if you wanted to. Unfortunately, couldn't became shouldn't.

But your opposition to splitting certainly looks consistent. Indeed, you even un-split 2 words to create the name “themail.” But the enthusiastic response by readers shows that you need not have feared that your e-newsletter would make “them ail” ;-)

[Klaatu, , also sent in Winston Churchill's classic response to the prohibition on ending sentences with a preposition: “This business of always never ending a sentence with a preposition is nonsense up with which I simply will not put.”]


Dear Loose Lips
Michael Stempel,

[This submission responds to the Loose Lips column preview in the last issue of themail.]
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Mark Plotkin may be repetitive, but I find myself listening to the entire DC Politics Hour. I can't think of the last time I made it to the end of one of your columns without my eyes glazing over.


November Edition of NARPAC, Inc. Web Site Adds Commentary on DC Finances
Len Sullivan,

The National Association to Restore Pride in America's Capital has revised its web site for November (See “What's New?” at ) with new headline summaries and several issue updates: 1) a summary and analysis of the new Brookings Policy Paper on DC's “structural imbalance” between revenues and expenditures; 2) Congressional tinkering with DC's FY99 budget; and 3) Chief Ramsey's small step toward “regionalism” between DC and PG County police forces.

NARPAC, Inc.'s latest editorial view warns that although the recent elections have successfully and democratically picked the players in DC's future, many key decisions about team relations and committee assignments remain to be made — offstage — that will determine how the new political energies will be spent. NARPAC suggests that changes are overdue at all five levels of authority and influence: Congress needs to change its committee structure; the Control Board needs to empower Mayor Williams (more than the School Board!); the new Mayor needs to lead in providing a unified set of goals and a strategy for attaining them; the Council needs to rearrange its committee assignments and get on with reform legislation; and local activists need to find constructive ways to exert grass-roots influence on the political/executive processes.



Come Discuss “The Miracle Worker”
David Sobelsohn,

Footlights — the modern drama discussion group — meets monthly to discuss plays from the modern theater. Membership is free. At our next meeting, we will discuss William Gibson's compelling play “The Miracle Worker” (1959). “Unfailingly absorbing” (New York Times), “The Miracle Worker” portrays a pivotal period in the life of the blind and deaf child Helen Keller, when Annie Sullivan taught her the concept and power of language. Our discussion will feature Gallaudet University literature professor Rachel Hartig. We will complement our discussion by viewing a video of the 1962 Academy Award winning film. Our discussion takes place Thursday, November 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Delray Vietnamese Garden, 4918 Del Ray Ave., just north of the Bethesda Metro; attendance is free. We will view the video Saturday November 21, 8-10 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd.; admission costs $2 & includes light refreshments. You can attend either or both. For reservations or further information call 202-484-8303, send e-mail to , or visit our website at .


Patty Friedman,, 202-232-3449

Open House Celebration of Bali Pre-Holiday Shopping Party — Wednesday, November 18th, 6 pm till ?????? at Politiki, 319 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Capitol Hill, DC's newest fun spot between 3rd and 4th Streets near the Library of Congress, 4 blocks from Capitol South; Metro blue & orange lines.

Find bliss in your life while doing your Chanukah/Christmas shopping. Enjoy complimentary Balinese nibbles and cocktails (cash bar) and while viewing the performance of Gamelan Wrhatnala, Traditional Music & Dance of Bali, directed, composed and choreographed by the world-renowned guest artist I Gusti Agung Ngurah Supartha, one of Indonesia's most prominent Balinese dancers, dance and music professor, puppeteer, choreographer and composer, and Director of the Bali Arts and Cultural Center in Denpasar, capital of Bali.

Home furnishings, jewelry, mirrors, picture frames, textiles, art, candlesticks/candles, carved wood bookcases.... and more, more, more.... no admission charge, special discounts and raffle prizes, cash/checks accepted for purchases.


WRN Kicks Off D.C. Split Rate Tax Campaign at Its November Forum
Nick Keenan,

Learn How Split Rate Taxation Can Promote Affordable Housing, Job Creation, and Revitalization Efforts in the District. Monday, November 9, 6:30–8:30 PM.

The District of Columbia has over 10,000 vacant lots, and additional thousands of boarded-up buildings. What if there were a financial incentive for owners of these vacant lots and boarded-up buildings to either fix up their properties or sell to those who will? Such an incentive exists, and it's called the split rate tax. If implemented, the split rate tax will promote affordable housing and job creation in the District without expensive programs or cumbersome regulations. Guest speaker is WRN's own Rick Rybeck, Esq., Real Estate Tax Consultant. Light refreshment provided; small donation requested. 1777 Church Street, NW, between P, Q, 17th, & 18th. Nearest metro is Dupont Circle north exit. If you can attend, please phone Deborah Katz, WRN Coordinator, at (202) 667-5445 or email her at . Sponsored by the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities.



Studio Apartment for Sale
Michele Duchin,

You've got to see it to believe it! $49,500. Adams Morgan: Friendly co-op on Adams Mill Road NW. All windows overlook Rock Creek Park and Zoo. Quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, 5-minute walk to Adams Morgan night life. Easy walk to Metro.

Main Room: Partially furnished (like-new firm double bed, book cases, curtains, etc.). Wall-to-wall carpeting over hardwood floors; large walk-in closet; new energy-efficient heatpump/AC; new ceiling fan/light; energy-conserving multiple-pane windows that drop inward for easy cleaning. Kitchen: Renovated galley-style kitchen includes new dishwasher, gas range, wood cabinets/counter/decorator tiling, breakfast bar. Bathroom: Newly redone; jacuzzi tub, matching decorator commode, sink; brass fixtures; custom-built floor-to-ceiling linen/medicine closet. Building: 46 units, excellently maintained and managed. Large lawn, security entrance, elevator; 3 low-cost washers and dryers in basement; storage available. Indoor parking (waiting list).

For Sale By Owner. Call Richard at: 202-265-9308 (home), 202-387-2829 (office).



Need Help With Your Computer Needs At Home Or In The Office?
Nick Chang, (202.237.0130)

PC hardware/software installation and upgrades; maintenance, troubleshooting and network support; Back-up and archive your files and email on CD-ROM; setup computer network for the small office; build customized database in Access or other programs; web training and web page development; Reasonable rates. Excellent references.


Childcare Wanted
Cassandra Goodell,

Morning childcare (and possibly housekeeping) needed in Silver Spring. Must have a car and great references. Please call Cassandra Goodell at 301/562-2826 (home) or 202/488-3619 x226 (work).


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