This and That
Long issue, short intro. 1) Vote on Tuesday. 2) Did you catch the 60
Minutes piece on Tony Williams tonight? Waddya think? 3) Straight from her appearance in
that 60 Minutes piece, see Jonetta Rose Barras's notice about her new book, below. 4) Lots
of good classifieds below. 5) Gratified to hear from Tracy Hadden that her classified ad
asking for leads on an internship was so productive so quickly. Pat yourselves on your
The Heck With the Presidency, Vote for DC!
Michelle Treistman, firstname.lastname@example.org
After all the consternation felt by residents of DC, myself included,
about not having representation in Congress, I should hope everyone votes in the primary
on Tuesday. Vote for your party's candidate, vote for Bradley or McCain, vote for
yourself, or even vote for a name for the new pandas! If voter turnout is low next week, I
think we'll be sending a clear message to Gore and Bush, and everyone else who might have
the power to grant us Congressional representation, that we don't deserve it.
Contrary to Gary Imhoff's statement, the May 2nd election is no secret in
my neighborhood, or any other DC neighborhood I've seen lately. On Pennsylvania Avenue,
east of the Anacostia River, almost every utility pole has one or two posters. Same for
Alabama Avenue. With the rainy weather many of them have come loose and slipped down,
becoming litter, which in my opinion, they were all along. It would be a refreshing change
to see these posters taken down immediately after the election by those who put them up
instead of by de-litterers of the neighborhood. They not only detract from the appearance
of a neighborhood, they encourage the placement of less desirable posters, a problem we're
constantly fighting. It would be nice if at least the 3-posters-per-block regulation were
followed. In the long run I hope DC citizens will get behind legislation banning all
posters from public space, both advertisement and political. Let people put these messages
on their own property, as is done in many other jurisdictions. In the meantime we're in
for a long summer and fall leading up to the November election. Candidates should realize
that an overabundance of posters can have the opposite effect on their campaign from what
is intended. One more thing I hope no candidates will resort to the stick-on
variety of advertisement. We're still finding Capozzi's stick-ons from the last election.
Fighting for the Wrong Cause
Ed T. Barron, email@example.com
All these years that many folks in D.C. have been making efforts to gain
statehood and/or representation in Congress for D.C. have been wasted years. What many
have been clamoring for is the exact opposite of what would really benefit the D.C.
residents the most, no Federal taxation. It is timely to campaign actively for no taxation
instead of representation. Now this is something that would benefit all the residents and
would attract a huge influx of new residents. We could hold lotteries for those trying to
buy entry into D.C. Forget the commuter tax. The fees that could be charged to be a new
resident in the District would more than offset the loss of the payment to the District. A
slight raise in the D.C. income tax is all that would be needed to bring the District's
income in line with expenditures. Let's vote for no taxation.
Catania Says Vote for Robert Kabel, Republican
Mark Sibley, MarkDC1@worldnet.att.net
Republicans voters, please consider the words of David Catania when
choosing your candidate for Republican National Committeeman: As you probably know
by now, the DC Presidential Primary will be held on May 2nd. I urge you to come out and
express your support of our Presidential nominee by voting for George W. Bush. Also on the
Ballot will be the contest for our National Committeeman and National Committeewoman, our
local voices on the Republican National Committee. There are three great candidates for
National Committeeman, each of whom would serve with distinction.
During my two campaigns for the D.C. Council I made it a point to
emphasize that my candidacy was about working for The Common Good for our city and
its people. Throughout the years, I have brought that same philosophy to the Republican
Party in D.C. That is why I am giving my personal endorsement to and working
vigorously for the election of Bob Kabel as our next Republican National
Committeeman on Tuesday, May 2nd. As Chairman of my successful re-election campaign in
1998, Bob put more than twenty years of experience and knowledge about National and D.C.
politics to work on my behalf.
In addition, Bob's far-reaching experience, from his work in the
Senate, the Reagan White House, and his efforts on behalf of local Republican candidates,
has prepared him to be an effective spokesperson for D.C. Republicans on the RNC. The
Republican Party both here in our city, as well as throughout the nation, demands leaders
who will actively work to broaden our base while building on our core principles. To me,
the commitment, service and integrity Bob brought to my race reinforces the fact that he
is the best candidate to represent the District of Columbia on the Republican National
Committee. On May 2nd, please cast your vote for Bob Kabel.
Vote for Linda Finkel-Talvadkar, Gore Delegate
Linda Finkel-Talvadkar, Talvadkar@aol.com
Thank you for the opportunity to speak about my candidacy as a Gore
delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Congressional District 2 (Wards 3, 4,
5, 7). I am running as a Gore Delegate so that I can make the District's voice resonate
and be heard throughout the halls of the Convention and in the Party Platform regarding
improvement of public education, gun safety, providing universal health care and
prescription drug coverage, affordable housing and FULL voting representation and
democracy in the District of Columbia.
I have been a long time political activist, serving on the DC Democratic
State Committee where I became its first Press Secretary and am a member and former
officer of the Ward Three Democratic Committee. Here I continue to focus my attention on
building bridges with other wards throughout the city. Recently I had the pleasure of
being involved in the Williams campaign and have participated at the grass roots level in
many Democratic Presidential campaigns and the campaigns of many present and former
councilmembers from across the city. I have a special interest in working with youth and
have dedicated most of my professional career to mediation and conflict resolution
training with youth and served on the Mayor's Task Force Against Violence in Public
Schools. I ask for your vote so that I may represent you at the Convention. I promise to
be a strong voice for you.
Running for Democratic State Committee
Pat Elwood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Patricia Pat Elwood, and I am running with
the Action Democrats slate for one of the 6 at-large female seats on the Democratic State
Committee. I am running with a group of people who are dedicated, as I am, to moving the
party forward and making it a viable force in D.C. politics and a voice that can be heard
in D.C., on the Hill, and around the country. As such, we would like to take action by
speaking out as a body about the ISSUES that affect D.C., increasing voter registration
(concentrating on our youth), increasing voter participation, improving outreach of the
Party to the citizens, making politicians and the Committee itself more accountable,
settling the financial problems of the Committee, then increasing the revenue and working
vigorously for full voting representation.
These are a few of the Action items to which we are committed. We believe,
however, that actions speak louder than words. I promise to work hard to make the State
Committee an effective and strong voice on the political scene and a responsible body to
help D.C. and would very much appreciate your vote. Again, I am Patricia "Pat"
Elwood. I am number 5 on the ballot. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Split Up the Districts Electoral Votes and
Increase Our Impact on Presidential Politics
Patrick Shaughness, Palisades, email@example.com
When the primaries are held on Tuesday, the Presidential election campaign
comes to end for District residents. Everywhere else it continues, because in each of the
50 states there will be at least some prospect that one party or another can win. But not
in the District. That's because the District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction that has
voted the same way (overwhelmingly for Democrats) in every Presidential election since we
got the vote in 1964. So Democrats would be foolish to mount a real campaign here, and no
one else has an incentive to even try. That's part of the reason why no Presidential
candidate wants to go too far out of his way to address issues important to the District.
We can fix that by taking advantage of the electoral college system, which
allows each state to determine how it apportions its electoral votes. Right now, two
states (Maine and Nebraska) award electoral votes on a congressional district basis, then
give two votes to the statewide winner. By putting at least one of our electoral votes in
play, we could give any serious candidate an incentive to campaign here to get the extra
vote or deny it to someone else. For instance, we could give two votes to the candidate
winning the District, and the third vote to the second place candidate winning at least
one third of the popular vote. One vote may not sound like much, but it can be crucial in
electoral college calculations. In this year's race, it's believed Gore and Bush each have
about 135 electoral votes locked up out of the 270 needed to win. So one vote would be
roughly 1% of what is needed and winnable enough reason at least to come here a few
times and try to offer some reason vote for them. Congress would have to approve this
format, but I think D.C. law would have to be changed first. If the Council started work
today, it could be in place by this year's Presidential election. It's hard to imagine why
anybody would be opposed to this.
Mid Term Exams
Ed T. Barron, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayor intends to run for a second term in 2002 based on his new fund
raising campaign. If so, then the report cards he and his close Washington
Team members have issued can be graded at the end of December for the mayor's team's
mid-term grades. After downloading and reviewing all the goals established by this group,
it is clear that a very substantial amount is being attempted in a relatively short time.
Things tend to happen quite slowly in the District and it is hard to believe that the
scope of these goals can be fully achieved by the end of the year. We are not likely to
see a 4.0 GPA by the time the grades come in January, but substantial progress towards
successful completion of the goals could put the Team on the Honor Roll for
If the Team Members have any hope of attaining their goals
they must have a very detailed set of time linked steps for each goal. In addition they
must have a stuckee for each of these steps whose neck is in the noose for
making sure that step gets accomplished on time. And, lastly, there needs to be an
accounting of any and all resources needed (and when they are needed) for each step and
for that goal in total. For example: Vanessa Burns has the responsibility (and has signed
up) to plant six thousand trees by the end of the year. It has been documented that she
only has a budget to plant 2500 trees. The Mayor's job is to assure that each Team
Member gets the resources they can justify to attain each of his/her goals.
Distant Memories of the Cairo Hotel
Mark Richards, Dupont East, email@example.com
The Board at the Cairo Condominium received a post card recently from a
gentleman in Berlin, Germany. He wrote Dear Sirs, This card I found at the flat of
my aunt, who spent in 1954 some month in your country. Did the hotel still exist in the
same place? The post card had been taken from the hotel to Germany by his aunt. It
read Cairo Hotel, Q at 16th Street N.W., Washington 9, D.C. Tel. HOBART 2104.
'Washington's Tallest Building, away from noise and bustle, yet conveniently located.'
Moderate rates. Thomas Franklin Schneider, architect of some 2,000 DC buildings,
built the Cairo in 1894 near the edge of Washington City (Boundary Street Florida
Avenue). The 1893 Transportation Building at the Chicago World's Fair inspired him.
Originally the hotel had a ballroom, bowling alley, billiard room, coffee shop, and
rooftop garden. It received water from an underground spring. Visitors to the rooftop
frequently dropped pebbles to the street below, causing horses to give carriage riders the
scare of their lives. This led to the closing of food on the roof after just three years.
The building set off the firestorm over building height, and led to the law that has kept
most of D.C.'s skyline low. Neighbors demanded a wind test be conducted to
prove it wouldn't fall, complained that it blocked their light, and were terrified of fire
no ladder could reach the top. The hotel was known for ballroom and mambo dancing
on Saturdays. The room rates in 1953-54 were $4.00 per day for a single room with a
private bath, $3.00 per day per person with 2 persons in a suite; breakfast was 45 cents,
lunch 85 cents, and dinner $1.15. One resident reported that the last Queen of Hawaii
lived in the Cairo while lobbying the U.S. to reclaim her throne.
By the 1960s, the hotel was a rundown brothel, with a telephone operator
who listened in on calls for entertainment (the old plug-in switchboard). Some stories
suggest she also provided guest services. Arthur Cotton Moore wrote that when
his architectural firm was asked to look at saving the hotel in 1970, they were stunned by
the poor condition the interior was nearly demolished, packs of wild dogs roamed
the interior, and the only occupant was an old woman who lived in the lobby. After
structural review, they wondered why it hadn't fallen or burned down. For a long time, the
D.C. government refused to approve the remodeling because the building exceeded the height
limitation (which it had caused
). The economics of renovation were so marginal that
the project was completed more out of civic duty. The building nearly collapsed three
times during demolition, and the project slowed when the superintendent of construction
was arrested and sent to jail. A survey of in 1997 showed most residents were American
(84%), from 21 different states, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 16% reported being from 11
countries and Palestine, and 42% reported being fluent in at least one other language
besides English; 58% speak English only. Altogether, residents reported speaking a total
of 15 languages. 65% of owners reported living in D.C. ten years or more. Today, the Cairo
is in a frontline neighborhood, boys and girls town for many gays and
lesbians, and is in the middle of the noise and bustle.
The Context of Juvenile Crime and the National Zoo
Jason Ziedenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
While there's an understandable inclination to lament the rise in juvenile
crime following the recent shooting at the National Zoo, most DC residents would be
surprised to learn that violent juvenile crime has declined sharply here over the past
decade. Homicides by youth have been falling and falling sharply in DC, as they have been
throughout the country.
Despite a recent poll showing that two thirds of Americans believe that
juvenile crime is on the increase, there has been a 56% decline in juvenile homicides
since 1993. According to data from the Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI,
juvenile homicide arrests in DC have dropped by 2/3 since 1990, from 69 in 1990, down to
23 in 1998. Between 1993 and 1998, juvenile arrests for aggravated assault declined by 45%
and youth arrests for armed robbery and attempted armed robbery fell by 48%. In all,
violent youth crime arrests dropped by 38% since 1993, and there have been similar
declines in arrests for non-violent youth offenses. The tragedy at the zoo
notwithstanding, youth violence is not the epidemic it was even six years ago, when DC
earned the dubious title of America's murder capitol.
[This is excerpted from a short paper by Ziedenberg for the Center on
Juvenile and Criminal Justice, posted at http://www.cjcj.org/jpi/zoo.html.
I was overwhelmed by the number of responses I got to my little classified
ad. I'd like to thank each and every person who responded, and I hope I can keep all of
you in mind for the several summers I have before I graduate. Local DC is alive and well,
it seems, and bursting with wonderful opportunities and energy.
In response to Ed Barron's comment about the need for better DC school
principals . . . first we need a better central administration so that enough well
qualified principals would be willing to take the job.
Utility Cuts Thoughts
Marchant Wentworth, Luckywent@cs.com
D. Pelletiere's reaction to last Sunday's news that the Mayor's aides had
quashed the utility cut fees was reasoned. But I fear what we really are seeing is the
shadow of some very effective lobbying by the utilities, probably Pepco, that have long
played a potent, but often below the radar role in politics in this berg. Carol Leonnig's
piece, complete with paper trail, is revealing. Unfortunately, it raises the age-old
question: who really runs this town? There were glimmers of hope that the ol' Board of
Trade crowd had become quiet, now that the economy is shoveling the cash their way.
Amazingly enough, the Council, with its new found appetite for oversight, especially rom
Schwartz and Catania, offers us glimmers of something, as we watch Tony helplessly make
one misstep after another.
W.H. Harrisons Medical Training
David Sobelsohn, email@example.com
In the most recent issue of themail, Mark Richards tells us that President
William Henry Harrison was a doctor. Actually, Harrison dropped out of medical school, and
his career consisted of military service and political offices (including diplomat and
clerk of court). It took Harrison exactly one month (March 4-April 4) to die from the
pneumonia he contracted during his delivery of what is still (even after two by the
current incumbent) the longest inaugural address in U.S. history.
The Other Monopoly Continued
Gabe Goldberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Shapiro said: Newspapers are particularly vulnerable to losing
subscribers, and will change only when subscribers start walking away. Did someone there
forget that they exist to serve our needs?
Did you send that to E.R. Shipp, the Post's Ombudsman? She was on WAMU
this week, expressed frustration that people often complain about the Post everywhere but
to her. It's her job to represent readers to the Post organization. She's E.R. Shipp, email@example.com. Her E-mail address
appears at the end of every column, printed most Sundays. It was an interesting broadcast
on the Public Interest show; you can listen to it from WAMU Web site via RealAudio.
Jury Trial for the Post
James McLeod, attglobal.net
I have shared Phil Shapiro's frustration with the Post (themail,
April 26, 2000, The Other Monopoly), but recently there appeared some evidence
that they might actually open their minds if you give them six years. While it wasn't in
the form of an op-ed essay, the Post published an excellent letter from
Christopher Warnock on the aggregation problem created by the Supreme Court's
interpretation of the constitutional right to a jury (When It's Just a Judge,
Friday, April 7, p. A30 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28986-2000Apr6.html).
Since 1996, I have submitted letters to the editor and essays to the Post
in an effort to inform their readers of a serious problem with our criminal justice system
in D.C. While they have rejected my essays, other editors found them worthy of
publication: the Legal Times (Losing Our Jury Rights: D.C. Should Restore
Trial by Peers For Most Misdemeanor Offenses, April 10, 2000, p. 76, plus 4/17/00
correction incorporated in http://www5.law.com/dc-shl/display.cfm?id=3045
) and The Washington Lawyer (Jury Trials for Those Accused of Misdemeanor
Offenses in the District of Columbia, May/June 1999, p. 46-49, longer version of
article available at http://www.iblf.com/jt_essay.htm).
It is not their editorial pages I am as concerned about (where the last
piece I found on the subject was a letter to the editor, Don't Abrogate the Right to
a Jury Trial, Apr. 28 1994, A26, from six years ago), as the news pages of this
newspaper of record for our city. The Post's only report on us losing our right
to a jury trial for most misdemeanors I have found was entitled D.C. Crime Package
Swipes at Gunrunners, and appeared Mar. 30, 1994, p. D1. It did not clearly explain
what rights we were losing. So for you Post readers who don't know, on March 7,
2000, Councilmembers Phil Mendelson, Allen, and Chavous introduced Bill 13-634, the
Misdemeanor Jury Trial Act of 2000. The bill provides a statutory right to a jury when the
total maximum penalty a person faces is more than 180 days. It's a step in the right
direction and, whether you cancel your subscription to the Post or not, call or
write Councilmember Brazil to request a hearing on this bill so the public can find out
what this issue is about.
Sex Ed: Abstinence Only?
E. James Lieberman, firstname.lastname@example.org
The research so far does not find abstinence only as effective as programs
that counsel abstinence but also recognize that not all young people will conform to that
standard and allow teaching about birth control and avoidance of disease among those who
are or may become sexually active. Conservatives seem to regard loss of virginity as
departure for a destination from which there is no return. If fact, many teens cease
sexual activity after initial experience thus abstinence can be a real choice for
nonvirgins, too. Withholding information about safe sex sends a message that adults want
pregnancy, childbearing and disease to be major deterrents/punishments for immature
behavior. Is that a defensible policy?
Plight of Fatherless Women Probed
Jonetta Rose Barras, JRBarras@aol.com
In her book Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss
(Addison-Wesley, 1994), Hope Edelman writes, the loss of a mother is one of the most
profound events that will occur in a woman's life, and like a sound in an empty house, it
echoes on and on. But what about the loss of a father? Is it not as significant or
profound as the loss of a mother in a young woman's life? There are lifelong consequences
for girls who lose their fathers either through death, divorce, or abandonment. I know.
The story of my struggle to overcome the effects of fatherlessness is
captured in my new book Whatever Happened To Daddy's Little Girl: The Impact of
Fatherlessness on Black Women. In this book, which is being released May 2, 2000, by
One World Ballantine, I weave personal memoir with interviews from other fatherless women,
including my own daughter, and from experts. This is the first book written by an African
American woman that explores what has become an epidemic in our community, and truth be
told much of America. Normally I wouldn't do such shameless advertising, except that this
issue and understanding the role it has played and continues to play in the
destruction of communities all over America is crucial. So please join me this week
as I launch my national tour. I will appear on Thursday, May 4, at 7:00 P.M. at Sumner
School; this event is being sponsored by Vertigo Books. On Saturday May 6, I will appear
at Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U Street NW, from 3-5:00 P.M.; and Sunday at Karibu
Bookstore in Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East-West Highway from 3-5:00 P.M. The book, Whatever
Happened To Daddy's Little Girl? is not just for women. It also is for the fathers of
daughters and for any man who has ever loved, or is currently loving, a fatherless woman.
Meet Tim Wendel, author of Castro's Curveball; Bruce Adelson,
author of Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor League Baseball in the
American South; Phil Wood, radio announcer and sports memorabilia expert, and former
players Chuck Harmon (the Cincinnati Reds) and Joe Pop Durham (the Baltimore
Orioles) on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale. Register
for this free event by calling 703-256-3800.
Five young soloists perform a free classical recital on Sunday, May 7, at
3:00 p.m. at the Alden Theater of the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside
Avenue in McLean. These violinists and pianists, ages 9-15, appear as part of the 25th
anniversary season of the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library. For more
information, go to http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/recital.htm.
DC Center for the Book May Programs
Patricia Pasqual, email@example.com
The D.C. Center for the Book at DCPL is sponsoring the following author
talks in May in conjunction with Vertigo Books at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library.
Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.: Poet, essayist and teacher June Jordan will share insights from
her childhood memoir, Soldier: A Poet's Childhood. Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.:
Elizabeth Kim's autobiographical work, Ten Thousand Sorrows: The Extraordinary Journey
of a Korean War Orphan. Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.: Jill Nelson will discuss her new
work, Police Brutality: An Anthology. The author is a journalist and former
member of the staff of the Washington Post. Saturday, May 6th: Ishmael Reed, who
is known for his witty satire and irreverent style will introduce his latest work, The
Reed Reader, which contains selections from his novels, poems, and essays.
Programs last about 40 minutes with authors introducing their works,
reading selections from their work and answering questions from the audience. Books will
be available for purchase and signing after the program. For more information about these
programs join Vertigo Book's E-mail list at http://VertigoBooks.listbot.com.
The Martin Luther King Memorial Library is close to the Metro Center and Gallery Place
Metrorail stations. Limited free underground parking is available. Enter from 10th Street
and G Place, N.W. From more information, call 727-1186.
ARKA Ballet at the Lisner
Tania Chichmanian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Some good tickets still available to ARKA Ballet at GW's Lisner Auditorium
(21st and H Streets NW) on Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m. The program features La Vie en
Rose, a one-act ballet by acclaimed choreographer Mark Mejia, to the popular songs
of great French chanteuse Edith Piaf; the world premiere of Stabat Mater, a
one-act ballet by award-winning choreographer Roudolf Kharatian to the music of Pergolesi;
and excerpts from favorites of the classical repertoire. Reserved seating tickets are $30,
$25, and $20. Discounts available for students, seniors, and groups. Tickets are available
at all TicketMaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com;
and by PhoneCharge at 432-SEAT. For information, call 301-587-6225 or E-mail email@example.com.
Hyde Elementary School Auction, May 5
Bill Starrels, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hyde Elementary School, a DC public school located in Georgetown, is
holding its annual auction Friday May 5th at the Third Edition in Georgetown from 6-9 pm.
Please enjoy fun, food, and bid on great auction items. Items include meals from
Georgetown restaurants, autographed items from General Powell, George Will, Cal Ripkin,
great sports tickets at MCI and FEDEX/Redskin stadium. All proceeds benefit the Hyde PTA.
Call Liz at 338-1547 or E-mail for information or advance tickets.
1st Annual Flea Market and Flower Mart
Leila Afzal, Leila.Afzal@noaa.gov
The John Eaton Elementary School Afterschool Program is holding its first
annual Flea Market and Flower Mart on May 6 (rain date: May 13) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
There will be antiques for sale, as well as crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing, and
beautiful flowers, plants and bulbs. There will also be food and lots of fun. So on your
way to or from the Cathedral's big fair, drop by John Eaton at 34th and Lowell Streets, NW
for added opportunities to find great bargains. See you there!
Upcoming Concerts for April and May 2000
Sven Abow, email@example.com
Saturday, April 29th, 7-11 pm: Pianist Charlie Etzel and Sven Abow on
brushes at Sea Food Restaurant Tony & Joe's in the Georgetown Harbor, 3050
K St., NW. Saturday, May 6th, 6-10 pm: Mike Wheaton's Latin pop band Jaleo
with Sven Abow on drums plays for a party of the Central American Support Group at River
Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda, MD. Part of the bill is Mt. Pleasant star
Lucy Murphy. Sunday, May 7th, time still to be specified: Teen pop band Sanchez and
Stotts with Sven Abow on bass at afternoon spring fair at Washington Lab School,
4759 Reservoir Road. For questions, comments or to be added or deleted from Sven Abow's
mailing list, please contact Sven by E-mail.
CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE
Classic 1965 Mercedes Benz 190c, 4-door, gray-white, wood paneling, fine
condition. Beautiful old car with ivory steering wheel. $5,500, or best offer. Call
Pool Table 1969 Brunswick Gold Crown, mint condition, original
Ms. Dorothy Persiflage, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. P is also in need of some brick work (no snide comments, thank you
very much!) and would very much appreciate a recommendation for a reasonably priced,
honest, competent stone mason. A tout ta'
Valerie Kenyon Gaffney, email@example.com
His name is Larry Falcone. His pager number is 301-650-6998. Or you might
try him at 301-277-2924. Tell him you heard about him from Valerie Kenyon Gaffney.
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