Posting the News
In this issue, several writers complain about news coverage in the Washington
Post. This complaint isn't new; for years, District residents have said that the Post
gives only spotty and shallow coverage of local DC politics and news. It's hard, for
example, to sympathize with the Post's indictment of the members of the DC Board of
Education, when for decades the paper has routinely ignored and failed to report on School
Board election campaigns. I know, we can subscribe to the Common Denominator and
pick up free copies of the InTowner and Current newspapers. We can read
the Washington Times and cancel our subscriptions to the Post. But the Post
dominates this news market, and we can't just ignore it. Television stations pick up most
of their news leads from the Post, and members of Congress get most of what they
know about this city from it. The Mayor and Councilmembers gauge how well they are doing
by what the Post writes about them.
The editors of the Post have known for years that the paper's
coverage of the District is poor, but they continue to devote less and less space to
District news. The majority of the Post's readers and advertisers are in the
suburbs. If these suburban readers and advertisers don't care about coverage of the city,
why should the editors try to improve it? What can we do, practically, to make the home
town newspaper cover the issues and events that matter to us?
In the meantime, cover them yourselves in themail. If it matters to you,
if it affects your neighborhood, we want to know about it.
Three Steps Back
Ed T. Barron, firstname.lastname@example.org
The recent decision of the City Council to present the District voters
with the option of a hermaphrodite-like School Board comprised of of a combined five
elected and four appointed members shows that the City Council has taken three steps back
in their efforts to work together as a unified body. There appeared to be some major
progress on the Council to work together as a team (e.g.. the tax cut plan) but the
Council allowed themselves to be bullied by the Control Board into making a
compromise decision on the makeup of the School Board.
My biggest quarrel is not with the decision (bad enough) but with the
process that was used to arrive at that decision. A real team would never have had a split
vote on a major decision. A real team would have held discussions and come up with a
decision/recommendation that all Council members would have voted for. That process is
called consensus, and it is a far cry from something called compromise. In a
consensus decision all the members would have had to swallow hard and bite their tongues,
but the result would have been a decision that each and all of them would say It's
not the optimum solution but I support it and will bust my buns to make it work. In
something of an aftershock of the vote, Kathy Patterson and Harold Brazil (who voted
against the decision) said that they will support that decision when the School Board
proposition is put before the voters. They would have done a great deal better by becoming
part of a consensus before the vote. Too bad the Board is retrogressing into the rabble
that they were earlier in this term. Shame on them.
Responding to Mr. Imhoff's challenge on 2/20/00, here is a scenario in
which democratically based education of DC's kids might eventually become something better
than a national embarrassment even without Mr. Sobelsohn's two senators in the
Congress (2/9/00). One of the greatest democratic arts is to frame useful compromises that
diverse factions can support rather than deplore. Clearly, the mayor and council have not
yet found one for DC's school board. Despite Mr. Lloyd's opinions (2/6/00), this is
generally a cumbersome, time-consuming process. The key may lie unnoticed in Mark
Richard's recent discovery of NASBE comparative data (2/13/00), which show DCPS/BoEd
departures from the US norm. For example, the single DC school district is 25 times larger
(studentwise) than the national average, schools are 20% smaller, per students costs are
56% higher, and 66% more kids live in poverty. While Mr. Vordran (2/23/00) doesn't think
structural reform can help contain personality shortcomings, it may well help reinforce
community individuality. Here then is an upbeat scenario:
The mayor and Council read themail and discover right here that DC should
have at least 4-8 school districts, each with 5-9 ELECTED school board members, thus
satisfying the Cooper Postulate (2/13/00) that the health of local democracy is directly
proportional to the length of the ballot. Moreover, to match the national model, they
should be overseen by a 5-9 member (usually state level) Board of Education, APPOINTED by
the highest elected official (usually a governor), thus satisfying the Sullivan Theory of
checks-and-balances (2/6/00). In this solution, the local school district boards would
fine tune the special educational needs of their communities 'from the bottom,
up, while the DC-wide board would assure that the local boards meet citywide
education standards from the top, down. The latter would also press the mayor
to eliminate the underlying causes of a) poor student performance the blighted
neighborhoods which spawn dysfunctional kids; and b) excessive per student spending
the fixed costs of poorly utilized, antiquated school facilities. Lo and behold, by the
time the student enrollment drops below 50,000 (Post 2/25/00) ten years hence, DC
student performance might rise to, and the per student costs drop to, the national
averages. If they don't, DC could always try contracting out its public education
functions to neighboring school districts, thus removing one incentive to emigrate.
The Comedy of Democrazy
Mark-David Richards, Dupont East, email@example.com
I liked Gary's reference to the school board decision-making process as
theater it reminded me of a book by James Combs and Dan Nimmo, The Comedy of
Democracy (1996). They clustered the contents into two categories: 1) the political
comedies of citizenship (the citizen's role in democracy a romantic comedy;
candidates, campaigns, and voters comedies of farce; voices of public opinion
comedies of wit; politics and the news media a comedy of manners) and 2) the
political comedies of policy makers (Hell to the Chief comedies of character;
legislators deliberate political comedies of the situation; political bureaucracies
comedies of error and intrigue; and the mystique of courts and judges
comedies of ideas and imagination). Robert Dahl, a foremost scholar of democracy, says
U.S. isn't a democracy it's a polyarchy with democratic components. As for DC, I'm
not sure what we have, but it is one compelling contradiction. In any case, it wouldn't
hurt to spiff up DC's democrazy stage set as we continue to act out the story we
need public symbols and icons! (What do we have now? A broken diamond shape and the
District Building? This limits letterhead options.). And that's why I support a symbolic
public space for DC's chief executive officer, but I wouldn't call it a Mansion. Let's not
be stupid. Call it a cabin, a house, or a residence, but not a Mansion. Mansions are
bigger than what our Governor/Mayor/Commissioner (s/he is all three) is going to live in.
A Mansion will make Congressmen from puny districts jealous. And it shouldn't be taxpayer
funded, but maintained by a private conservancy or foundation for the study of DC
democrazy. Let's pick out three sites and put them on the ballet, a popular
decision-making approach these days. I'm not thrilled with a Capital Hill house that was
once a federal building, but could live with it. Based on looking at the book New York
City's Gracie Mansion: A History of the Mayor's House, I would suggest keeping in
mind that which ever piece of real estate becomes the official residence, the history of
the building will be attached to it for the first several chapters, so pick carefully. St.
Elizabeth's might be an appropriate choice. Or one of those cabins that are falling down
in Rock Creek Park.
As for public apologies, I'd almost like to have one from George
Washington. But, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and suppose he thought an
enlightened populace in the demos would be more principled that they've turned out to be.
So, I'd settle for a little chat to find out just what he had in mind (maybe something
like Hillary had with Eleanor Roosevelt a few years back). Washington the guy to
whom Frenchman Lafayette gave the key to the Bastille what did he imagine for the
people who would live in the city named after him? How would he feel about Alexandria City
and County going back to Virginia in 1846? And on the more tabloid side, how did Pierre
L'Enfant's temperamental and peculiar (i.e., gay) nature impact
his relationships with the founders and particularly the Commissioners? I'm still hoping
for Volume VII of The George Washington Diaries (to be titled The Lost
Chapters). In the meantime, how about a call from Clinton apologizing for doing
nothing for DC (not even making an interesting statement, as so many Presidents have
done). And, while he's at it, he should apologize to our former DCer neighbors across the
river who live along the road to Washington's home for slapping another President's name
on America's first airport. (That Arkansas boy should have been impeached right then and
The Mayors Mansion
Kenneth Nellis, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the February 23, 2000, issue of thermail, on the topic of The
Mayor's Mansion, a writer exhorted, LET HIM PAY HIS OWN DAMN RENT! While
I can understand this sentiment, I also recall Mayor Barry spending how much of the city's
money? to add security gates and guard houses to his property. It seems reasonable that
the city should accommodate its mayor with a secure residence, but not that the city
should pay for security upgrades to any house in which a sitting mayor happens to reside.
Paul Williams, Greater U Street, email@example.com
I have to put in a plug for the Holt House on the Smithsonian Zoo Grounds,
which the Smithsonian has been deliberately destroying since it abandoned it about ten
years ago; its one of the oldest houses in the district. The elegant stone structure dates
from around 1810 or so, and is a full tome of history. And besides, since the district
government is often a zoo, why not have its Mayor on actual zoo property?
I am a former PTA President and active executive board member of Hyde
Elementary School, a DC public school located in Georgetown. Our LSRT members are spending
countless hours trying to put together a budget for the next school year. Guess what, our
budget shortfall is around $19,000.00, the same amount the Mayor is spending on his
I'm sorry phone calls. . . . How ironic. On Tuesday I will be testifying on
behalf of 175 kids at Hyde, and I look forward to asking the Mayor how our $19,000.00
could have been better spent. Perhaps he feels in his heart that the phone calls are more
important. I look forward to the response.
Our little elementary school, Hyde, is struggling to come up with a school
plan for next year that at least includes all of our current programs and staffing. This
is impossible because we have been asked to come up with two budgets. One at 90% and one
at 100% funding. Even at 100% funding we still fall short because the amount we have been
allocated doesn't cover salary increases or the $7,200 we've been mandated to include to
cover custodial supplies.
That $20,000 that the Mayor has spent on apology phone calls would sure go
a long way at our school. The millions proposed for a Mayor's residence would go even
further at many schools. And what about all of the money being spent to investigate the
bizarre manhole explosion in Georgetown? Let's get our priorities straight. School based
management will never work if schools are not properly funded.
Recovering alcoholics are supposed to make amends for their past
mis-deeds, not apologies (because an alcoholic's apology isn't worth much it's
debased currency). Amend means change. The Mayor's apology would carry a lot more weight
with me if my recycling had been picked up in the past two weeks AFTER the snow went away.
I would like Congress to call me to apologize for denying my basic
democratic rights and taxing me without representation.
I discovered today much to my chagrin that I am apparently
the only resident of DC who did not receive an apology on my answering machine from the
mayor. My friends now tease me for being a second-class citizen.
I was on the receiving end of an automated call made during the Mayor's
$19,000 telephone calling campaign. It's bad enough that I get intrusive phone
solicitations from commercial enterprises, and from time to time still receive prerecorded
sales pitches (which are illegal, by the way) but I never expected to have my phone
hijacked by a pre-recorded ad from my city government telling me what a caring mayor we
have! Apology? Saying you're sorry is something that shouldn't be canned and then sprung
on anyone who happens to answer the phone. If Tony Williams had given any thought to the
lives of people who have to interrupt their business to listen to his spiel, he would have
realized how obnoxious the whole idea was. A letter of apology would have worked much
better. Or save the postage and make an announcement to the press detailing what the city
did wrong and what it learned that will prevent a recurrence of the poor performance next
time around. Let me also mention that immediately after hanging up from the junk phone
call, I phoned the mayor's command center to register my complaint about the intrusion and
was transferred to some aide who seemed completely clueless as to why anyone would object
to receiving that pre-recorded apology.
Junk Phone Calls from the Mayor
Austin Kelly, Austin99@usa.net
One thing that hasn't been mentioned in this brouhaha is that the use of
prerecorded robot phone calls is generally illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection
Act of 1990 (47 USC 227). Of course, the politicians who wrote the law left themselves a
loophole, so that such calls from a politician are not illegal. Still, it's interesting to
note that such phone calls are so cheap for the sender and so annoying to the recipient
that not even the Direct Marketing Association could keep them from being banned.
What if this catches on? Will I get robot phone calls from a Memorex Kathy
Patterson apologizing for letting the Mayor have so much money that I had to endure a junk
phone call from the Mayor? Will Greenspan call us all and apologize when rates go up? Will
we ever be able to eat a meal in peace if politicians call us whenever they screw up?
Paul Williams, Greater U Street, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies? I've been waiting since May of 1998 for a $500 refund due my
community organization, Cardozo-Shaw Neighborhood Association, for overpayment in our
historic district application. The Mayor himself E-mailed me and promised the $$ by
February 15th; nothing has arrived except for vague promises once again. The district has
been in effect for over a year, but we still don't have our dough, or an apology. I'm
hoping for a miracle on the two-year anniversary of my request!
Clinton should apologize for spending $2.2 billion in pension assets
funded by D.C. taxpayers for the federal pension liability, which should have been
federally funded to cover prior contributions to the U.S. Civil Service Retirement System
from the very start. These funds would have been better used on our roads. He should also
have apologized for cutting the federal payment to cover costs what were arguably federal
responsibilities all along. Come to think of it, Delegate Norton should apologize for the
One can never understand where our elected city officials are when
situations arise where there is a lose of life, or a resident or group of residents left
homeless by arson. But as the writer mentioned, where were all our elected officials the
day after the K Street NE fire that left three dead? They can certainly be on the news to
announce that the snow removal was finished ( poorly I might ad) but none the less there
they were. They can come forward to a publicity event on the sidewalk in front of the
proposed new mayor's residence, but why weren't they standing on the sidewalk crying with
the family members when two high school youths were gunned down after a basketball game?
Opportunity, that's why. None of the crimes or tragedies happened at an
opportune time that one of them could arrange to be the center of attention! Enough said,
these are the things that all of us should think of when the big day in November rolls
Rather than Apologize
Judy Tiger, Grow19@aol.com
No, the mayor should not be apologizing by phone. Every moment spent on
such is a diversion from the real work. Look at the penny jar. See how many people's
salary and time got spent on making those phone calls happen. See how much media news
moments got spent on this, including the national media. Now see the city pennies being
spent at DPW, where the director and financial manager have a budget that includes
emergency contracts for narrow snow plows owned by private contractors for those rare
cases when we need it. Ditto emergency trash services. Now see the media reporting on the
DPW budget, criticizing the department where needed, criticizing the budget where it
doesn't accommodate the real need. Maybe see Vanessa Burns walk for not being able to
manage the department. Now see city residents knowing that the people in charge are doing
I thought the Mayor's phone apology idea was ridiculous. However, I was
happy to see the plug for the new and improved DC web site. So, I went straight to that
web site. Then I went to the DPW page and saw that I could send a request via E-mail. So I
did just that. And, when after writing up the request and hitting send, I found that the
site was not found. I tried two more times to no avail, so I went to the Mayor's page on
the web site and sent him a message telling him that I tried to use the new and improved
web site, but it didn't really work so well. The message I sent to the Mayor appeared to
go through. However, the next day I had an auto-reply telling me the delivery of that
message was delayed. No other information, just that it was delayed. Maybe the phone lines
are all screwed up because the Mayor is furiously dialing 100,000 phone numbers. His must
be exhausted from letting his fingers do all that walking.
Jenkins-Szulgit Democracy Trial
Ann Loikow, email@example.com
The Jenkins-Szulgit Democracy Trial resumes Monday, Feb. 28, at 11 am in
courtroom JM14 (bottom floor) of DC Superior Court (Moultrie Building 500 Indiana
Ave., NW, Judiciary Square Metro). On Friday, the arresting officers were heard, and
witnesses for the defense (Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, and ACT
UP's Wayne Turner) also took the stand. Defendant Anise Jenkins began her testimony and
will finish on Monday, then defendant Karen Szulgit will testify, and closing arguments
will be made. The trial will probably go till 5 pm. For further updates on the trial, call
(202) 547-3237. The Washington Post finally covered the trial in the Crime
& Justice column of the Metro section (page B02) on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000.
NBCs Fleecing of America/DC Story
Joan Eisenstodt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone else upset about the coverage on Tuesday's NBC nightly news and the
story of the fleecing of America by DC? It made it sound as if we were the only city (of
course they made it sound like we had the rights of a state!) in the country that had such
mishegoss. It chastised "us" for using the Federal government's money so badly.
So one sided nothing that explained our status and how we get our payment. And of
course it perpetuated the bad image we have. Sure, some of it is deserved, but then what
city doesn't have problems? I wrote, not sure it will do much, but perhaps others of you
did as well.
Bell Atlantic Degrading Voice Lines and Connection
Lindsley Williams, LWilliams@his.com
The Sunday Post (February 27), last page of Metro Section (B8)
has a story signed by Fred Ward. He notes that his internet connection speed
had dropped significantly from rates pushing toward 50 kbs to less than half that. His
connection was made from Potomac. Eventually (see the Post story for details),
Bell Atlantic finally advised Mr. Ward that Bell had reconfigured some existing cables to
gain more "capacity." This spares Bell Atlantic the need to install more cables
along and under streets, presumably sparing all consumers from higher capital costs and
more construction related delays along local roads. But it reduced Mr. Ward's connection
speed as well, a speed that Bell Atlantic says it need not provide, having only to deliver
voice quality lines.
I have just noticed a degrading of my line speed as well, from the former
46-50 kbs range to 26-32 kbs. This is from an area of Cleveland Park. Unfortunately, in my
case, I contacted my internet service provider (ISP) who advised me to check to see if I
had the latest modem script. I did not. So, I updated my script to provide
what is described as more reliable, but potentially slightly (but not 50 percent) slower
connection. Thus, I cannot tell how much, if any, of the reduction I am experiencing is
from my reconfiguration versus any changes Bell Atlantic has made around this area,
forcing more signals through a smaller pipe. Readers of this E-zine are likely to include
many with 56K modem connections. May I suggest that they look at their line
speeds and post readings and other pertinent observations. Perhaps some should be directed
at the District's Public Service Commission and its Public Advocate.
I'm just a low level Metro supervisor, but I called the customer
information line and kids four and under can ride Metrorail free. I also want to advertise
Metro's Adopt-A-Stop program. It is a great opportunity for individuals, businesses or
community groups to beautify and improve neighborhoods. In exchange for a promise of two
years to keep a bus stop free of litter and to add plants to beautify it, you get
recognition through news media publicity, tax deductions for contributions or cash or
merchandise, and your name included as a sponsor on transit advertising.
For more information, go to the Metro home page http://www.wmata.com or call 962-1639.
Both Peggy Robin and Ed T. Barron asked about the age limits for fare
payment on the Washington Metro system. A quick visit to WMATA's web site at http://www.wmata.com, under Fares and Hours
disclosed the following: Up to two children, under 5, ride free with each paying
customer. I guess this means that Ed's descendants can ride free for at least a few
more years, while Ed awaits his half-fare privilege when he reaches age 65!
The easiest way to find out the rules for kids on Metro is to go to http://www.wmata.com, click Fares/Hours, and
read the following: Up to two children, under 5, ride free with each paying
customer. Strictly speaking, under 5 means 5-year olds pay. Like so many
children's discounts, of course, this depends on the appearance of the child and the
honesty of the parents. And speaking of Metro, what do folks think of their Ride
Guide (the online trip planner that gives you point to point directions). I find it
somewhat useful, except it gives an occasional wacko route (such as Rosslyn to Southwest
by way of Bailey's Crossroads) and it does not believe it is possible to walk from my home
to the Court House metro (10 blocks), always putting in a bus trip instead.
The Suderow/Carr Controversy
Ms. Dorothy Persiflage, email@example.com
Ms. Persiflage is very pleased to report her safe return from the
absolutely divine New Year celebrations in Roma, where she had the firsthand opportunity
to contemplate the historic cultural swings between the Dionysian and Apollonian which so
marked the decline and fall of the empire, not to mention the city, and described in such
exquisite flights of language by dear, dear Mr. Gibbon. Ms. P, while there, couldn't help
but notice certain parallels to the history of her beloved Washington, D.C., not only in
history (although on vastly different time scales), but also on the condition of the
roads. Walking several miles on the Via Appia, Ms. Persiflage was constantly reminded of
the sad condition of New York Avenue, which, alas, is of a considerably more recent
vintage, and which is as rough, and has
all those low-tech, stupid traffic lights which cause so many unnecessary delays,
The locals in Roma, by the way Ms. P notes with great approbation
have done a simply smashing job in cleaning up so many of their monuments and
buildings, so this is a particularly good time to visit. Even Nicola Salvi's Fountain in
the Piazza di Trevi is clean, operating, and of course accepting coins. They have also
excavated and opened up a (relatively) small portion of Nero's huge Royal Palace, the
fabled Domus Aurea, and Ms. Persiflage strongly suggests that any search
committee for an official residence for our mayor visit or at a minimum review the
history of this civic project gone wrong, and subsequently filled with dirt by the
very embarrassed Flavian successors.
With her absence from D.C., subsequent flu-bug, and ghastly backup in
professional obligations, Ms. Persiflage has fallen behind in keeping up with themail and
local events, including the details of the apparent Suderow/Carr Controversy.
At risk of wading into troubled and controversial waters, however, Ms. P would like to
lend some support to the things Ms. Wendy Blair wrote in relation to this Suderow/Carr
flap. Without dwelling on the nasty racial overtones of the entire Ferrechio/Anigbo
incident, in general Ms. Persiflage would like to say that she has long noted the
contorted and pained reporting by The Washington Post and local broadcast media
with the apparent intent being to soothe racial tensions, but with, as Ms. Blair correctly
implied, the opposite effect in reality. Dan Rather seems to positively drool, for
example, in a Pavlovian response to certain stimuli: (1) really bad storms; (2) any sign,
however bogus, of global warming; (3) and any incident in which a minority
person and especially a black or gay person is attacked or done wrong by a
white male person, preferably named Bubba or Bufert, preferably from the south, preferably
involving pickup trucks and shotguns. He never reports opposite events which don't fit his
model of victimization. The Washington Post is similarly and positively wrapped
up like a pretzel on this issue, as is local broadcast media, to the point that they
frequently even fail to report full descriptions of felons at large felons, mind
you for fear of offending some group or other.
Ms. P believes that journalistic standards of fact and truth have sunk so
low that she rarely pays attention to the ubiquitous ideological slants applied to any
story dealing with, or involving in any way, race. She also no longer reads the Post,
as in her opinion it has sunk to the level of a shameless liberal, ideological rag. Ms.
Blair's praise of the Times was, in Ms. P's view, very well placed. While not
perfect, The Times at least approaches balance, as does FoxNews on television,
and they try for facts without the positively lugubrious spins put on stories by so-called
mainstream, so-called journalism. Whenever Ms. Persiflage really wants to know
the truth about some incident or other, she hits the Internet hard: Web, Newsgroups, local
print media, etc. With some effort one can often find out the truth, and it rarely matches
the gross spin being given by so-called mainstream media. The Internet is
really a Godsend in this regard.
At this point Ms. Persiflage hopes for, and actually thinks she sees very
small signs of a much overdue swing towards the Apollonian, the Euclidean, and perhaps
even...stay her beating heart!...a return to plain English, facts, and Truth! But these
slight signs are not present in the pompous, arrogant ideological tripe found in the Post,
and out of the mouths and visual images of the likes of Dan, Tom, and Peter. Especially on
race. And they do us all a grave disservice, especially in this city. Certain that you'll
all agree with me, I'll simply say, for now...
A tout ta'
Query DC Freedom of Information Act
Nick Keenan, Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in speaking with anyone who has had success (or failure)
using the DC Freedom of Information Act and would like to share tips.
Can anyone give me an update on Mrs. Simpson's restaurant? Why did it
close? Who is running it now and is the food/ambiance the same?
Send This to the Boondocks
Ed T. Barron, email@example.com
The very unfunny comic strip Boondocks, which appears on the
comics page of the Washington Post, is very unfunny. It is a racist, racially
divisive attempt at satire that also promotes violence. The precept and content of this
comic strip do not belong on a page along with Snoopy and
Kathy, which are visited by many of the children in the District every day.
The few times I have stopped to read this ugly presentation I have been
dismayed at the content. Last fall I read one installment that showed a book cover with
the title Ward Connerly Should be Beaten by Raekwon the Chef With a Spiked
Bat. Is this the kind of violence that should appear on the comics page of the Washington
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