Guns, Statehood, and Parking
I say it again and again, and I'll say it again: there aren't many rules
here, but here are two sign your messages with both your name and E-mail address,
and keep the messages short. I hate to send your messages back to you, rather than posting
them. Oh, sure, occasionally a long one gets through the listing of E-mail
addresses for members of Congress in this issue should be useful for many of us, even
though it's long; but I try to be fair.
By the way, a few people wrote that their messages to themail late last
week got bounced back to them. I think the problem was that Uunet was down for nearly a
whole day, and that there were system wide Internet blockages as a result. In any case,
the address is good, so if you ever have a problem, try, try again it's email@example.com
The Mayors Report Card
Anne Drissel, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is unfortunate that the popularity of the First 100 Day
myth tempts people to think that the continued existence of major problems after a few
months under a new public official is a sign of inferior leadership. Mayor Williams'
campaign and Transition Committee tried to avoid making false promises about quick
solutions to major problems. Despite people's belief to the contrary, the Mayor and his
Transition Team of city residents dug deep into the city's problems and bureaucratic
structure in preparing the Mayor's new administration. It is important to remember that
the election of Mayor Williams emerged from a citizen's campaign for a new government. We
chose CFO Anthony Williams to represent us as our identified leader. The campaign was made
up of very involved city activists who didn't have any illusions about the depth of
problems of the city. Neither Mr. Williams nor any member of the campaign was naive enough
to think that a turn-around of the city could be accomplished in a few months. We were
well aware that many city government departments were virtually incapacitated by employees
with little concern for delivering effective services. We knew full well that it would be
years before these attitudes would be changed and in many cases, only retirement or
death would shake the system free from the grasp of some heavily entrenched people.
I agree we need to keep the pressure on and demand solutions. At the same
time, we should support the new city leadership in their efforts to make changes. They
need our support as they try to enforce laws intended to maintain order in our community
and protect people's rights and security. We can congratulate those who serve us well
even as we report dissatisfaction with poor service and require resolution of our
problems. We can try to do our own small part even if it's only sweeping our own sidewalks
and gutters and alleyways and reporting problems to the DC hotline at 727-1000. One other
thought: If you haven't gone to a meeting and met Police Chief Ramsey, I recommend you do.
He's a sharp direct leader working to correct huge problems in the DC Police Department.
He has a broad grasp of the city's problems. He predicted, for example, that once clean-up
began on the Metro area in Columbia Heights there could potentially be a flare-up of
competitive gang forces in the neighborhood. He told us the plans they were developing to
respond to any emergent problems. We saw those plans enacted swiftly last weekend as he
moved to quell the fights when they began. He also predicted that damping down gang
behavior and breaking up drug marts throughout the city would require multi-jurisdictional
cooperation lest problems move from neighborhood to neighborhood. He needs our help and
collaboration. Again, we can demand the best from our Police. And it wouldn't hurt for us
to give them a little positive support also.
Deja Vu, All Over Again
Greg Rhett, Eastland Gardens, email@example.com
Statistically speaking, there still remains an unacceptable level of crime
and fear of crime in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. This neighborhood is
like living in hell. We need help and police protection. The drug
dealers have controlled the playground since... The open-air drug markets,
shootings and dice games have been going on out here for a long time. There
are still a number of unresolved rapes in our neighborhood. We rarely see
patrol officers on weekends. This year, there have been nearly a dozen arsons
of businesses along MLK, Jr., Ave., SE, and still no arrests.
These shootings recently occurred within the 6th and 7th Districts:
Monday: In East Capitol Dwellings, a gun battle claimed the life of 55 year old,
grandmother, Helen Foster-El as she ushered neighborhood children to safety. This happened
in a public housing complex that has a well documented history of rampant crime being
perpetrated against innocent residents, who happen to be African-American. Presently,
there are approximately 900 children residing in East Capitol Dwellings. Where were/are
the District's Housing Agency Police? Why have we not heard from them? What is the
"troop" strength of this PSA? Friday: A SE mother and her 5-month-old son were
shot and wounded, while sitting on their front stoop. A man sitting next to them was shot
and killed. Saturday: A man is shot in the foot about 10 pm at Minnesota and Penn Avenues,
SE. A man is shot in the chest on Livingston Rd., SE. A man is shot in the leg about 11:35
pm in the 400 block of Minnesota Ave., SE. All caught the District Police by surprise when
there apparently was a shortage of officers on the streets!
MPD Officials called a press conference to express their
outrage and announce plans to deploy more patrol officers on the streets.
Our priority calls were backed up because we had no cars available, said
Executive Assistant Police Chief Gainer. Yeah, right, and I feel safer already. Haven't we
seen and heard all this before? Are we not paying extraordinary salaries to a number of
new high level MPD officials, mostly from Chicago, to remedy this? Have the
citizens not clearly made the point that we demand results not excuses, P.R.
campaigns, and press conferences? Mr. Ramsey, Mr. Gainer, and Mr. Williams: you should
reflect on the fact that each of your predecessors are no longer on the public payroll.
Can you guess why? Should we pay another $5M to Booze-Allen & Hamilton to tell us what
we, still, already know about the management of our MPD? My fellow DC neighbors, what say
Air Conditioners, Criminalize, Decriminalize
Aaron Hirsch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two weeks ago, I moved into a home I purchased in Columbia Heights, one
block from both Friday shooting incidents. It is an outrage that people attempt to solve
their problems with firearms. Everyone knows that something must be done about this
unacceptable situation immediately. I contribute three ideas that I believe will curtail
gun violence in the District: 1. Distribute free window unit air conditioners. On hot
summer evenings people become agitated and uncomfortable and are more prone to violence.
Additionally, people have a tendency to go out of their homes into the cool night air to
escape buildings that have been heated by the sun during the day, contributing to the
number of chance interactions between people and potential for conflict. 2. Make firearms
illegal in the District of Columbia. This will get broad support from District residents.
We can be an example for the rest of the country. (Um, I was told that firearms are
illegal in DC; funny how I never knew that, no?) 3. Decriminalize drugs. Drug addiction is
a medical problem and should be treated as such. The illegality of drugs creates black
markets that are controlled by drug gangs who use violence to enforce rights
to distribute in specific locations.
Gangs, Police, Faulty Comparisons, Drummers, and
Mark Richards, Dupont East, email@example.com
Gangs: The Post reported (Flood of Officers Hits DC
Streets...) that the two gangs involved in the Columbia Heights shootings were rival
Hispanic gangs one called BU (Brown Union), the other La Mara
R (The R Clique). They said La Mara R hangs out around 17th and R NW. Where? That's
a block from my home. I'm either blind, or this gang looks harmless. Are they hanging out
at the Italian Kitchen? Police: Sunday there were three police officers walking around
Dupont Circle, telling people not to sit on the backs of the benches. Gee, that made me
feel safer. Faulty comparisons: The Times today (Williams eyes further cuts
to work force) showed a chart comparing DC to similar sized cities. DC has 33,300
employees (down from 50,348 in 1992 when Mayor Kelly started trimming), compared to an
average of 7,687 for Columbus, Jacksonville, and Milwaukee. While interesting, those
cities don't have federal, state, and county responsibilities. More often, The Times
compares DC to states. Drummers: are back in Dupont Circle on Sundays: usually Africans,
African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Euro-Americans... all drumming away while people
are around relaxing. They're great. Anybody know their story? Birds: does anyone know what
birds cohabitate with us in DC? I ask because lately I'm hearing one, both day and night,
and in different parts of town, that has an amazing number of calls loud,
interesting sequences. Don't know if they have favorite trees (as with monkeys), but they
hop from branch to branch, calling out. Have some tropical birds moved to town?
Alice Tries to Park
Paul Penniman, firstname.lastname@example.org
On 23rd Street near the Foggy Bottom Metro, there is a new bizarre parking
regulation: to park backed in at an angle (at what angle -- 45? 90? it doesn't say,
and there were no angular lines painted on the street a la 18th Street in
Adams Morgan.) The really bizarre part is you apparently must park like so from 8 am - 2
pm on Sundays only, then before and afterwards have your car in normal parallel parking
mode. Needless to say, scores of cars had tickets on them when I happened on the scene
early Sunday afternoon.
Can someone explain this regulation? Here's another reason why not to do
it. This street is a major artery to Virginia and needs two lanes. The angular
parking cuts down the number of lanes to one. To add to Sunday's confusion, hundreds of
bicyclists were finishing their four day AIDS ride down a partly one-lane (some cars did
figure it out I don't know how), partly two-lane 23rd Street. I am not making this
What Fresh Hell Is This?
Steph Its About Parking, of Course Faul, email@example.com
So I have a house guest coming for just over two weeks. So at around 10
p.m. I drop by the Second District station to get a temporary parking permit for the guy.
While I am there the policewoman on duty writes up a permit, but also offers the following
items of troubling information: 1. The permit has to start the day you come in, never mind
that the guest doesn't show up for four more days. This is new, I said.
No, it's always been this way, she said. If somebody did something else,
they just messed up. This is, dare I say, is Not True. I've had delayed starts
several times, and I've been getting guest permits since zoned parking started. 2. They're
going to abolish the visitor permits anyway. The students were abusing them so they
figured they're too much trouble and they're getting rid of the whole thing.
What am I supposed to do when I have guests who drive? I asked. I don't
know, she said helpfully. 3. If there is a new visitor permit system, it won't be
administered from the police stations residents will have to go downtown to the DMV
to get the permit. But that'll mean I'll have to take off work to get a permit every
time I have a guest, I said. Well, that's what I hear, she said.
All right, O Wise Ones. Here are the questions: 1. Is all this true? 2.
Who do I talk to about keeping the present system, which for this neighborhood works just
fine? 3. Why does the city need to punish the innocent because a few are guilty? Resident
parking regulations are bad enough. I don't see why they need to make us go to heroic
lengths so our guests won't get a ticket every day. Is this some attempt to force visitors
to stay in hotels and pay for parking, or what?
D.C. and the Y2K
Ed T. Barron, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have now read in the Post the horror story of the lack of
preparedness of all of the agencies of the D.C. government to handle the turnover to the
new year with D.C.'s myriad computer systems, pagers, and other devices that rely on
software code that was generated in the dark ages when only two digits were used to
identify the year. That report probably presented the truth in a very favorable light
(i.e.: things are probably a bit grimmer than they may seem). It is clear from the real
preparations in work that Plan B is in effect which will take us back to pre-computer days
with manual systems.
There will likely be a bit of chaos in the very first days of the new year
beginning with the big shew downtown on New Year's Eve at the Mall. Those
attending the festivities who come in by Metro should bring comfortable walking shoes
since their coach might turn into a pumpkin at midnight entailing a walk up Massachusetts
Avenue to get home the next morning in Bethesda. The message here is Don't drive to
D.C. until they get the traffic signals working or you may not get here until Wednesday.
For D.C residents whose driver's licenses might expire in January or February, it would
make a lot of sense to renew it in December. And stock up on bottled water for drinking.
The diesel locomotive sized generators the city has leased to distribute water might work
just fine but the treatment plants might be pushing out non-potable water. The real
message is to stay calm, sit back and watch the fun. Don't lose your sense of humor.
Does anyone know what CVS is planning for Hechinger Mall? A Coming
Soon sign appeared there recently in the forecourt of what used to be the Seventh
Heaven children's clothing store. Anything done on that site will be an improvement
it's one of the worst eyesores in northeast and that's saying something. Now with
Hechingers in bankruptcy there's good reason to fear for the integrity of that whole site.
Or does CVS have a grand plan? If so, more power to 'em.
Trash Containers, Real Estate Signs and Jim Moran
John Olinger, email@example.com
A week ago, everyone in our neighborhood received new heavy-duty trash
cans, as part of the Mayor's effort to combat rat infestation. This morning, I noticed
several of my neighbors had their trash in plastic bags sitting at the curb. Clearly some
folks still have not got the message. Which leads me to wonder whether the problem is a
hardware problem or a software problem. Is there any way to rewire folk's thinking on this
issue? Also, this morning while walk around Lincoln Park, I found a real estate sign
advertising an open house stuck in the grass in the park. I just hope that in the ecstasy
induced by recovering real estate prices on the hill, we don't copy the suburban blight of
real estate signs posted along our streets.
Speaking of the suburbs, it looks like Jim Moran will be able to join us
Washingtonians at happy hour now.
Democracy for DC
Ann Loikow, Cleveland Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Richards asked for opinions from DC residents on whether they support
statehood or not. I support whatever will get us full self-government at the local, state,
and federal level. It would appear that the best ways to achieve that are either statehood
or retrocession to Maryland (both of which get us a state). In either case,
one would leave a small federal enclave around the Mall, White House and Congress. I
wonder how many of the folks who live here but don't support full self-government for DC
really claim a legal residence (and vote) elsewhere. I would bet that it is a fairly
significant number. I'm sure a lot of the movers and shakers in this town (including Bob
and Libby Dole and Ralph Nader, for example) fall into this category. As a result it is no
surprise that it has been hard to raise the cry for democracy in DC, even though it is the
capital of what is supposedly the greatest democracy in the world. PS
As my grandfather wrote in a letter in 1948 that I recently found, DC means don't
One reason I support D.C. statehood is it's the expressed will of the
people. We seem to forget that there was a completely legitimate initiative on the ballot
in 1980 (I think it was 1980... I was in elementary school in Wheaton, MD, at the time) in
which the people of DC voted to seek admission to the Union. Since the territory in
question meets all the other usual criteria for statehood and the District clause of the
Constitution can be satisfied by redrawing the District to include only the actual federal
quarter, that oughta be enough. Congress perpetually makes a political and racist
decision to ignore that citizens' initiative, just as Congress more recently has
suppressed the outcome of the Initiative 59 vote.
Ms. Persiflage, discusses her second amendment
rights to own and keep personal firearms. While there are interesting and worthy
questions whether there should be a general right to keep firearms in the
home, the Second Amendment does not protect that purported right. As has been roundly
settled and was universally acknowledged until shortly after the Civil War, the Second
Amendment protects organized State militias, providing that they shall not be stripped of
effectiveness by being deprived of weapons. Before the days of the National Guard and
armed police, organized militias kept their arms in armories, not at home.
This doesn't mean that the Constitution doesn't allow the keeping of
private arms otherwise. It only means that the Second Amendment does not go so far as to
guarantee a lone person's right to keep firearms in the home. Rather than
argue this issue under the guise of a constitutional rights question, it must
be argued on its own merits. At the very least, an argument must be made why it does no
violence to the Constitution to strip the Second Amendment of its opening clause, which
predicates the language cited by Daniel (A well regulated Militia, being necessary
to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not
[For those interested in this subject, Akhil Reed Amar criticizes both Mr.
LaRoche's statist and Ms. Persiflage's libertarian readings of the
Second Amendment and gives a third interpretation in the current issue of the New
The Nonsense of Delegate Norton
James E. Taylor, Jr., The Park Skyland Civic Association, email@example.com
Ms Dorothy Persiflage's attack on Delegate Norton is about as ludicrous
and extraordinary as the attempts of Representative Goode to negate the gun laws of the
District of Columbia. This arrogance is embedded in the minds and hearts of people who
embrace the attitude to keep this city, and it's people in bondage By any means
possible. If Representative Goode wishes to be generous to the citizens of
Washington, D.C., then fight as hard to close down the illegal gun traffic in his own
state, single member district, and the nation. We in D.C. will be forever thankful for his
Times of strife, upheaval, and high crimes, sometimes warrant strong
legislative action to make it safe, and keep it safe for all of the citizens.
Representative Goode does not live and vote here and should leave the management of the
city to those elected by the citizens. I hope most citizens in this city could be
considered arrogant and ludicrous in our steadfast determination to be free. But we have
done so not embracing the slogan By any means Possible that rattled the hell
out of the ultra conservative mind when spoken by a black. Ms. Persiflage's slighted
remark at the schools in this city should have been tempered by the fact that it has been
Congress that has denied sufficient resources (including money) to maintain a free system,
once second to none. The attack by conservatives now is to get rid of the
public school systems, privatize education so to speed up the process of re-segregation.
Thanks to many members of the House who agreed with Delegate Norton that Representative
Goode's interference was not necessary. You might call their votes ludicrous and arrogant,
I call it freedom and democracy.
Those Freedom/Gun-Loving Virginia Congressmen
R.J. Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org
First, cheers for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton for rightly responding to the
absurd amendment by Rep. Goode to allow handgun ownership in DC. Funny how these suburban
Virginia congressmen are all for the rights of DC residents when it comes to
guns, but not for full voting representation. Please, spare DC residents from your need to
practice grotesque social engineering at the expense of people's lives. In response to Ms.
Persiflage, I believe with equal zeal that the so-called right to bear arms
was not intended for individuals to facilitate murder and societal warfare. Then again, if
you think that money equals free speech (as it apparently does now for political
contributions talk about judicial revisionism!), I guess it's not much of a leap to
equate an individual with a well regulated militia.
The primary argument for gun ownership (other than the legal argument),
that citizens need guns for protection from other citizens, only indicates that this
society accepts, even prefers, the proliferation of deadly violence over common sense,
compassion, and morality.
Letter to the Mayor
Timothy Cooper, Democracy First, email@example.com
Dear Mr. Mayor: I was shocked to learn of your consideration of
instituting the death penalty in Washington, D.C. As the District's chief political
leader, surely you must appreciate the multitude of studies which categorically
demonstrate there is no casual link between the reduction of violent crime and the
application of the death penalty. If the state cannot affirm the sanctity of life, who
Mike Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding Charlie Wellander's question about advertising on light poles, I
think if you look again, you will find that they are not advertising in the strictest
sense. The banners are markers for the various retail districts around town, and are
(supposedly) a way-finding system for pedestrians to know when they are in the Golden
Triangle, Downtown Arts District, etc. You may notice that the Business Improvement
District (BID) employees in various parts of town have uniforms in the same colors. Some
large stores, such as the Discovery Store on F Street NW, have advertising on the poles
This is all part of a larger effort by city officials to create a uniform
signage system for most of the city that will allow tourists to walk around and understand
what part of town they are in, and what attractions they are close to. It's going to cost
lots of money, and may be an amenity that is, once again, limited and geared to the most
affluent neighborhoods. I encourage you all to weigh in (like anyone could stop you!).
Catherine Rice, email@example.com
The D.C. Office and Cable and Telecommunications is in the process of
considering a request by DCI to renew its cable franchise. By federal law the city is
required to implement a cable-related community needs assessment to discern the
communities future cable-related needs and interests. Our firm has been hired to implement
this needs assessment. As part of this, we will be carrying out a consumer focus group on
Thursday, July 1, at 10:00 a.m. I am still looking for one more person to volunteer their
opinions for this focus group. If you are interested, please call Catharine Rice at (202)
Our NBC, Channel 4, cable reception has recently gone from bad to poor to
unwatchable. Now the sound is unintelligible. I would like to hear from anybody else who
has like problems with channel 4 and other cable reception problems. (We live at 48 &
Brandywine, N.W., AU Park/Tenleytown.) Bill Rice, 483-2037.
Connie Ridgway, firstname.lastname@example.org
There are boat rides for reasonable rates on the Potomac. We took a two
hour ride with the Foggy Bottom Citizens' Association last weekend cost was $10.
Light refreshments were available for purchase on board. You can sign up for a boat at the
Georgetown Harbor, near 31st and K Streets NW. It was a lovely day, and a nice way to see
the monuments and other sights along the river. This was a scheduled event, but many
people just signed up when they arrived for other boats. They seemed to be in abundance on
that Saturday afternoon.
David Sobelson laments the dearth of foodless cruises on the Potomac. My
husband and I took just such a cruise about a year ago, which left from the Washington
Harbor in Georgetown and cost $20 each. As I recall, it was maybe 60-90 minutes long, and
included a tour guide's explanation of the sights we passed. Now, if only somebody would
offer an hour cruise for only $25 per couple, we'd be in business!
Potomac River Cruises
Julie Makinen, email@example.com
I myself have never been on a Potomac cruise (except in a friend's boat),
but I was in Georgetown this weekend at Washington Harbor (near Sequoia Restaurant). At
the western-most edge of the dock there I saw a rather simple looking tourist boat and a
little shack where they apparently sell tickets. This was not a dinner cruise type boat. I
have no idea how much the cruises were, but judging by the looks of the boat, I'd guess it
was reasonably priced.
On Being a Good Citizen
Mark Richards, Dupont East, firstname.lastname@example.org
We all know what good citizens are supposed to do. Well, to make it easier
for those of you who are over-represented, below is a list of DC's
Congressional Oversight Committee members and E-mail addresses that were available on
their web sites. Tip: I've been informed that if one is not nice, one will not get ones
phone calls returned. Perhaps that is true for E-mail too.
The District of Columbia Subcommittee of the House Government Reform and
Oversight Committee (Tom Davis, R-Virginia, Chairman email@example.com ; Connie Morella,
, Vice Chairman; Stephen Horn, R-California, Joe Scarborough, R-Florida, Eleanor Holmes
Norton, D-District of Columbia; Carolyn Maloney, D-New York firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Edolphus Towns, D-New York)
The Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and
the District of Columbia of The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee (George Voinovich,
R-Ohio, Chairman, Richard Durbin, D-Illinois email@example.com , Ranking Member; William
Roth, Jr., R-Delaware Comments@roth.senate.gov
; Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire; Robert Torricelli, D-New Jersey firstname.lastname@example.org
The Subcommittee on the District of Columbia of the House Appropriations
Committee (Ernest J. Istook, Jr., R-Oklahoma, Chairman; Randy Duke Cunningham,
R-California; Todd Tiahrt, R-Kansas Tiahrt@Mail.House.Gov
; Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama; Jo Ann Emerson, R-Missouri email@example.com ; John E.
Sununu, R-New Hampshire -- Rep.Sununu@mail.house.gov
; James P. Moran, D-Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org
; Julian C. Dixon, D-California; and Alan B. Mollohan, D-West Virginia).
The Subcommittee on the District of Columbia of the Senate Appropriations
Committee (Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas email@example.com ; Chairwoman;
John Kyl, R-Arizona, Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, Ranking Member firstname.lastname@example.org ).
NOTE: Both the Senate and the House provide a system to E-mail reps,
without giving a direct E-mail address. Many of the reps that did not list their E-mail on
their web sites use that system. However, this warning appeared on Senator Kyl's site:
Please note: though anyone can send me electronic mail, my account is for Arizona
residents only, or those with ties to the state. Because my primary responsibility is to
my constituency, and because I receive hundreds of E-mails a day, I or my staff cannot
personally respond to e-mail from people who do not meet the criteria. The e-mail system
is programmed to pull out only those messages that contain an Arizona address. Internet
messages from non-Arizonans are deleted. Do you think he means DC too, or are we
E. James Lieberman, 202-362-3963, email@example.com
On display through July at the Chevy Chase Public Library: Esperanto, the
international language. See it and you'll know more than 95% of Americans about an idea
whose time may have come.
CLASSIFIEDS DC SEARCH ENGINE AND COMPUTER
Greetings all. It's still up, and on a nice fast new machine. The Greater
Washington Metro Search Engine is still at http://earthops.org/Harvest/brokers/
indexing some 3276 pages all about Washington DC. This is a public service
of Earth Operations Central and TJH Internet SP. We do Linux and if you want it, we got it
especially if you're all about DC like we are. See also http://www.clark.net/pub/klaatu/district.html
CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE
Bob Dylan/Paul Simon Ticket Available
Sarah Lanning, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have one lawn seat ticket for sale for the Bob Dylan and Paul Simon
concert at Nissan Pavilion on July 16th. $35. (Price of ticket and service charges
no markup.) E-mail email@example.com if you're
PowerBook G3/300 14.1TFT/128/8G/20x/56k bot 3/6/99. Under warranty until
3/6/00. Paid $3079. Perfect new condition, used 4 weeks on a trip. Too heavy for a senior
citizen. Best price. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Sullivan, Sullivan@ncqa.org
IKEA Black Entertainment Center for Sale! 15 inch. deep, 4 wide, and 5 ft
tall. Fits 27 inch TV. 2 shelves run the width; 2 cabinet like features one glass
door, one wood. E-mail: email@example.com or call 202-238-9575 and leave a message.
Friends of ours who will be spending the school year in Washington are
looking for a furnished house or large apartment to rent. They prefer a northwest DC
location and 3 bedrooms, to accommodate two adults and two adolescent children. We'd
appreciate knowing of any possibilities; please reply to Jo Radner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for Apartment
Mindy Reiser, email@example.com
I'd like to continue to live in the district the condo I rent is
being sold and I am still searching for a new place. If anyone knows of a two bedroom
apartment, with lots of light and near a Metro, in the Cleveland Park/Van Ness area or
Foggy Bottom area; please let me know. I would like to move by August or September,
CLASSIFIEDS DONATIONS WANTED
17-inch Computer Monitors Needed
Phil Shapiro, Chevy Chase, DC, firstname.lastname@example.org
One World Media Center, a new nonprofit video and multimedia training
center in Adams Morgan, is looking some donated 17-inch monitors for the classes we teach.
Donations are fully tax-deductible. Thanks for forwarding this request to
friends/colleagues you know who have recently bought larger monitors. Contact Phil
Shapiro, email@example.com http://www.owmc.org
CLASSIFIEDS CITY PAPER PREVIEW
Dave Nuttycombe, firstname.lastname@example.org
From washingtoncitypaper.com's LOOSE LIPS column, appearing this Friday:
MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Just before the mayhem broke loose in Congress last week over the D.C.
budget, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison traveled to One Judiciary Square for a visit with Mayor
Anthony A. Williams. The Texas Republican wanted to update the mayor on the fate of the
D.C. budget in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
It's not too often that members of the Senate step down from their Hill perches for
away-game wonk sessions with D.C. leaders. Indeed, the mayor's aides took the visit as a
sign of Hutchison's respect for the city's new leadership and, by association, home rule.
The city had chosen a different interpretation by Thursday afternoon, when Hutchison and
her colleagues gutted the D.C. Council's proposed pay raise by 10 percent.
Read the entire Loose Lips column this Friday at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/lips/lips.html
From washingtoncitypaper.com's CITY LIGHTS page, here are a few early
warnings for upcoming events:
Friday, July 2: South Texas Conjunto Dance Party, at 5:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian Folklife
Festival's South African Luvhandeni Stage on the National Mall Grounds, 3rd &
Jefferson Drive SW. Free.
Thursday, July 8 - Aug. 20: Made in Hong Kong film series, at the Freer Gallery of Art's
Meyer Auditorium, 12th & Jefferson Drive SW. Free.
More details and more critics' picks are available online at http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/pix/pix.html
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