District of Congress
Several months ago, I wrote an article explaining that DC has either no,
one, two, or three official state anthems. Mark Richards now informs us that it's
questionable whether our little plot of land even has an official name. Just below that,
Ralph Blessing has the solution for the confusion. Wouldn't it be ironic if Ralph had to
take credit for starting the movement to rename our city to well, just read on.
Naming the District of Congress
Mark Richards, Dupont East, firstname.lastname@example.org
In trying to answer a simple question about how D.C. was named, I came
across an interesting article by Dr. William Tindall (Records of the Columbia
Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Vol. 23, p. 10-25, 1920), entitled
Naming the Seat of Government of the United States: A Legislative Paradox. Now
I'm confused. Tindall explains that the Constitution and the acts establishing the seat of
government referred to the area as the permanent seat of government of the United
States. The first official act of President Washington in establishing the seat of
government was the appointment of three commissioners to survey the land ceded by the
states of Virginia and Maryland. Congress authorized the right to purchase land within a
selected area for the offices of government, an exclusive reservation for national
establishments under exclusive legislative authority of Congress to avoid
administrative association with local property interests. In 1791, the
commissioners met with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to discuss plans. Although the
commissioners had no statutory authority to name the area, they told Frenchman turned
American, Peter (around 1900 they started calling him Pierre) L'Enfant, We have
agreed that the Federal District shall be called 'The Territory of Columbia,' and the
Federal City, 'The City of Washington.' Tindall said that in the late 18th century,
Congressional statutes used the name Territory and District
indiscriminately, but the area was not officially named. Congress increasingly referred to
the area as The District of Columbia rather than the Territory of
Columbia. C.M. Harris, in Washington's 'Federal City,' Jefferson's 'federal
town,' (published in the 2000 bicentennial issue of Washington History),
writes that Jefferson's vision was for an administrative center, a federal
town, while Washington's vision (elaborated in L'Enfant's plan) was for a thriving
commercial capital. L'Enfant's plan raised fears of a faraway central government. After
the Federalists lost power and Thomas Jefferson became president, capital
building ceased and the federal government discouraged Washington from becoming a
great commercial city. As the nation emerged as a world power, George Washington's vision
of a capital as a symbol of a great nation was revived. On February 21, 1871, Congress
passed An act to provide a government for the District of Columbia which
Tindall said was probably intended to name the territory the District of
Columbia, but he said it actually created a government for municipal purposes called
The District of Columbia and didn't define the limits of the territory it was
trying to name: That all that part of the territory of the United States included
within the limits of the District of Columbia be, and the same is hereby, created into a
government by the name of the District of Columbia, by which name it is hereby constituted
a body corporate for municipal purposes. The statute directed that that
portion of said District included within the present limits of the City of Washington
shall continue to be known as the City of Washington, and that portion of said District
within the limits of the City of Georgetown, shall continue to be known as the City of
Georgetown. Tindall says this was the first statutory naming of the City of
Washington. In the act, Congress consolidated the municipal governments in one
Territorial government, and granted D.C. citizens the right to elect a
non-voting Delegate to the House of Representatives, with the same rights and privileges
as Delegates from the Territories. In 1874, Congress repealed the law of 1871,
establishing a Presidentially appointed Commissioner form of government with no local
elected officials or Delegate to Congress. In 1878, Congress passed another act stating
That all the territory which was ceded by the State of Maryland to the Congress of
the United States, for the permanent seat of government of the United States, shall
continue to be designated as the District of Columbia. Tindall argued that Congress
sought to legally name the territory at the seat of government of the U.S. the
District of Columbia in the acts of 1871 and 1878. For some reason, in 1886,
the area known as Uniontown was changed to Anacostia. In 1895, the Commissioners
recommended and Congress passed another act in which they used the word
capital all that part of the District of Columbia embraced within
the bounds and constituting the City of Georgetown, as referred to in said Acts of
February 21, 1871 and June 20, 1874, shall no longer be known by the name and title in law
of the City of Georgetown, but shall be known as and shall constitute a part of the City
of Washington, the Federal Capital. In Washington Past and Present (1930),
Tindall wrote, People may therefore be resident of the Seat of Government; of the
County of Washington; of Anacostia; and of the District of Columbia; but not be residents
of 'the Federal Capital,' unless they live in the city of Washington, and discussed
a bill under consideration that would have given a uniform name to the seat of government.
I looked in the D.C. Code and see that the Home Rule bill in 1973 added, All of the
territory constituting the permanent seat of the government of the United States shall
continue to be designated as the District of Columbia. Was Tindall accurate? These
may be odd questions, but . . . here goes: Do we live in an unnamed Territory
with a municipal corporation known as The District of Columbia? Do all of us
in D.C. live in the "seat of government, but only some of us live in the
So now Tom Delay et al want to place a Reagan memorial on the Mall. Why
not just do away with the formalities and change the name of our city to Reaganville?
Maybe they should also ask the Vatican to put the Gipper on the fast track for
canonization. After all, if he can qualify for a memorial while still alive, why not
Jim McLeod, Foggy Bottom, email@example.com
A City Paper (9/8-14/00) comment by Loose Lips made me remember
Gary Imhoff's comment about the usual disdain and contempt LL shows for citizen activists
and neighborhood advocates (Above It All in themail, Aug. 27, 2000). Even though I don't
hold public office and announced no active interest in running for such, LL decided to
criticize my love of sailing and advocacy of jury trials for most misdemeanors, while
implying I wasn't a real candidate in 1996 when I ran for the Ward 2 seat on
the city council. I decide to write a letter to the editor in response, but City Paper
did not run it and didn't respond to my call about whether they would.
If LL advised his readers not to ask about Misdemeanor
Streamlining. Had he ignored his own advise, he might have learned something. One,
that on May 16, 2000, the Ward 2 incumbent councilmember he supports, Mr. Evans, wrote a
memo to the chair of the Judiciary Committee urging him to hold hearings on the
Misdemeanor Jury Trial Act of 2000, which was introduced in March after both ANC-2A (Foggy
Bottom & West End) and the Ward 2 Democrats passed resolutions in support of such
legislation. Two, that the U.S. Supreme Court has expressed an interest (ordering a
government response) in a case, Harrison v. U.S., brought by a local attorney. The issue:
whether the court should overturn Callan v. Wilson, a 1883 case which opened an avenue for
departing from the plain meaning of the words in the Sixth Amendment which provide for the
Constitutional right to a jury trial in all criminal prosecutions. Stay tuned
October 2nd, to see if they will hear the case.
I received a call from a friend who told me about LL's nasty
comment. At the time, I was reading a book by Richard Rhodes on writing. In it, he
observes that critics have a vested interest in inflating the authority of their
opinions. LL's advise of, Don't ask, seems to suggest he knows what he
is talking about. To the 824 Ward 2 residents who voted from me in 1996, I value that
experience or running and hope that thoughtless comments from political commentators don't
discourage you from getting involved. As for LL, he might try taking advantage of the
sailboat rentals ($10/hr) available at Thompson Boat Center thanks to residents in Foggy
Bottom asking questions. Sailing might improve LL's disposition. I hope something does.
Water and Sewer Authority: Two Steps Backward, One
Leila Afzal, Leila.Afzal@noaa.gov
A long time ago (18 months - two years?), our faulty water meter was
replaced by the water authority. The brick tree box was ripped up in the process and and
returned in a haphazard manner. It looks awful, has sunk about eight inches in one part
and is generally a mess. We have been trying to get this addressed to no avail. However,
on September 12th, I called to have what appeared to be a water leak on our property
investigated. Not only did the water authority send someone right away, they called when
they could not initially locate the leak. (Ultimately, they found the "wet spot"
and conducted their investigation.)
Development in Tenleytown Home Depot
Sue Bell, BellSue@aol.com
At the joint ANC meeting at Wilson High School on Sept. 12 (to discuss the
planned 14 unit town home project slated for the NW corner of Nebraska and Ablemarle), one
of the speakers mentioned that Home Depot is reconsidering their planned move into the old
Hechinger's/Sears space over the Tenleytown Metro. While I oppose the spot zoning
revisions required to turn the area currently zoned for four homes into 14 town homes, I
am looking forward to a convenient hardware/home store with better customer service than
Hechinger's. If you care to comment on the planned Home Depot store introduction, please
contact Bernard Marcus, Chairman, The Home Depot, 2455 Paces Ferry Road, Building C17,
Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-433-8211 x12722 and Arthur M. Blank, President CEO, The Home Depot,
2455 Paces Ferry Road, Building C17, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-433-8211 x12733.
And if you have an opinion about the 14 unit townhomes planned, write to
your Mayor or Andrew Altman at the Office of Planning.
Ah, the Gelato
Ed T. Barron, firstname.lastname@example.org
The rumors of my demise/departure from D.C. are premature. Roomie and I
have just returned from a two plus week holiday touring most of the island of Sicily where
we made a sincere attempt to deplete the island of its enormous supply of great gelato.
This island is very underappreciated and not very well promoted or understood, despite a
rich culture, incredible archeological treasures, great food, and warm and friendly people
(few of whom, compared with the main cities in Italy, speak any English language). There
is no problem conveying information, however; arm and hand signals help, and we had an
incredibly literate and experienced tour guide.
The island is not much larger than Belgium and is easily traversed around
the entire coast in a little over two weeks. There are a few major cities but the joy of
taking a step back into the past by visiting the small fishing villages along the West and
South coasts was worth taking the time to go all around the island. Nice to be back. But,
ah the gelato. Good to be home.
Sell Schools/Overcrowded Classes
David Pansegrouw, email@example.com
Hhhmmmmm, I am still trying to make some sense . . . unused school
properties that some say should be sold . . . some schools with rather high pupil to
teacher ratios . . . gee, maybe we need to figure out how to renovate some of those unused
schools and hire more teachers . . . maybe I am just unaware of the real situation,
Some thoughts responding to a fellow reader's visit to Wisconsin. I
realized this past summer that most Americans don't know squat. My anecdote concerns
relatives we did not know we had. They are well educated, functional parents of three
children in Ann Arbor, and they didn't know it was possible to see a foreign-language
film; they did not know about D.C.'s lack of Congressional representation; and they, like
most Americans, will vote this November on one issue: taxes (i.e. they will vote for
whoever will promise lower taxes). Not being discriminatory, we enjoyed their company
Regarding gas prices, I just visited NY/NJ and California, and gas prices
averaged around $1.90 in Calif., about the same in Westchester, but New Jersey was much
less, comparable to D.C. I think the deregulation of the utilities in California is a
factor, but I can't explain the difference between New York and here. Considering the
growing scandals surrounding Ford and Firestone, let's not put anything past our friends
the oil companies.
Ralston Cox, Dupont Circle, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the last issue of themail, Janice Gray complains about the incompetence
of the District government because they didn't get her license renewal stickers to her in
time after all, Ms. Gray reasons, she mailed it in on 13 July and her existing
stickers expired on 1 August. She even says that this is not the first time in my
residency in the District of Columbia that this kind of incompetence has required my
presence to straighten [sic] this kind of matter.
Well, Janice, if you've had this kind of experience before why on earth
did you wait until the last minute (at least in D.C. government time) to mail
in your renewal? My renewal notice arrived seven weeks before the expiration date and I
made sure I mailed in the completed form immediately I figured if something got
screwed up, I would at least have time to straighten it out before my tags expired. Giving
'em just two weeks to respond (particularly when you were out of town for most of the rest
of July) seems to me to be cutting it mighty thin to this D.C. resident.
My gripe with the license renewal matter is that there's no break for
renewing for two years, rather than one. My renewal cost $95 for one year and $190 for two
years there are no savings for me for doing two years at the time. You'd think D.C.
might give us at least a LITTLE price break as an incentive to register for two years at
the time. Maybe this would save the taxpayers the irritation, and the government the
paperwork, of having to do this EVERY year? Just a thought.
Fair Jurors and the Presumption of Innocence
Jim McLeod, Foggy Bottom email@example.com
I was glad to hear Victoria McKernan (themail, Sept. 13, 2000, Juries)
express her desire that indications of fairness and impartial be the factors used to
select jurors. I think persons with these characteristics are the most likely to
understand the phrase presumption of innocence. In response to her analysis of
Mr. DiBiases comment (themail, September 10, 2000, Changing Demographics), I would
note that DiBiase, who is a prosecutor, did not say he would pick jurors based on them
being pro-government or pro-defense. In his observation of DC's apparently changing
demographics, he expressed an interest in whether web designers and network engineers
would fit into one or the other category, but he did not state whether he would pick
anyone from either category. If the judge or the defense attorney did not seek to exclude
someone they sensed could not be fair and impartial, then perhaps Mr. DiBiase would.
Fair Jurors and Prosecutors
Ted DiBiase, TwoDeacons@aol.com
Whoa, whoa, whoa. My sense of humor does not convey well in E-mail format.
All I was saying was with all these new, unknown professions (at least unknown to me) I
have no idea about the views (e.g., biases, ability to be fair) of these folks. It was
tongue in cheek. I never, repeat never, choose anyone based on race. It's improper under
Supreme Court law. Moreover, I DO try to choose people who can be fair. People who are
stridently pro-government or pro-defense, generally aren't real fair. So relax, Ms.
Kernan, and keep your idealism intact because I try to as well.
Len Sullivan's tasty recipe for successful infill strategies reads well.
Metro was sold to the public in part because of the future economic growth adjacent its
stops, thus providing property taxes and jobs. Obviously, this is a case-by-case
rather, location-by-location market decision. Portland's light-rail has been hyped
on similar grounds, and with extremely variable results.
As to junk properties, their value may not yet be apparent.
I've read recently of the rejuvenation under way in the Eckington RR yards area. Hard to
believe, but junk, abandoned, or under-used properties sometimes are just what the market
is looking for and with results that benefit the entire community.
After reading the last issue of themail one would think that every
business owner in the city is in some politician's pocket. I'm here to say that it just
ain't so. I've lived in DC for 26 years and have owned a business in DC for over 23 years
and can tell you with a straight tongue that I have never, nor has my business, ever
donated any amount of money to any politician or pretender of the political ilk. And that
record will remain unblemished until I'm gone. Sorry, I have standards to maintain.
When the business-bashers take a whack at businesses it would be helpful
if they would specify big businesses and not include the 80% or so of lesser
businesses that struggle to pay the rent every month, perform tricks to keep the customer
satisfied, meet a regular payroll on time, pay Uncles Sam, Tony, Parris and James their
share of taxes on time, pay their bills on time, pay 100% of their employee's health
benefits, give their employees regular raises and year end bonuses and, hopefully, have a
little left over to slip into their own pockets (after taxes, naturally). Then they can go
home each night and wake up at 3:00 am or so to worry about the next problem. Owners of
wee businesses I know don't have the money or (especially) desire to contribute to
political coffers. Small businesses just aren't the same as big businesses. My definition
of local big business is one that reports year-end profits of hundreds of thousands of
dollars/partner, a lobbying firm that pays its top exec in excess of an excessive salary
and a firm that consumes at least one entire floor of an office building that leases for
$40 or more per foot. Many so-called non-profits can be included as big business, too.
Just remember, the grass isn't always greener in the lower forty. And there you have the
gospel according to a small (11 dedicated and greatly appreciated employees, including the
owner) business owner.
Minor Parties Seem to Like it That Way
Kurt Vorndran, Kvorn@nteu.org
Anne Anderson raises an important issue as to the sometimes forgotten
reality that Tuesday's election was a party primary and we still have the General Election
in November. I think she misses the mark, however, as to where the blame falls. Their was,
in fact, no primary election other than in the Democratic Party. The other parties
Republican, Statehood-Green, and Umoja, have absolutely failed in their most basic duty of
putting candidates forward for consideration.
The DC GOP, after having forgot for the first time since 1952
to get DC representation included in their National Party Platform, only fielded one
candidate for the seven offices on the ballot. The Umoja Party did the same. The
Statehood-Greens were a little better. No intraparty dissent or diversity was permitted,
but they did run a single candidate in four of the seven offices up for election, leaving
three uncontested. Maybe if these parties would behave like responsible political
organizations, things would be different. But the Democrats are the only game in town due
to the abdication of responsibility from the other parties more than any other factor.
Lastly, I would note that some have suggested a fusion system,
where parties may cross endorse candidates, would help the smaller parties. The DC
Democratic Party has never raised any objection to this, but it was the Statehood Party
who has been the major opponent of such a practice. It would seem that the smaller parties
have a proactive desire to sit on the sidelines and complain rather than roll up their
sleeves and make an effort at having a political impact.
Where Were the Voters?
Helen M. Hagerty, Helenmhag@aol.com
On election day I passed out brochures for a couple of hours. Before I
left to vote at my own precinct at around 11:00 AM, I noticed that only 67 people had
voted. At the precinct where I voted, I was the 63rd person to vote. I know many people
were not thrilled with their choice of candidates, but it's no excuse for not voting. I
don't know exactly what percentage of registered voters showed up on Tuesday, but it's
hard to make a case for voting rights when no one votes in our local elections.
I hope that in addressing Georgia Avenue redevelopment plans that the City
Government and Mr. Fenty in particular will address Kennedy Street economic redevelopment.
Kennedy Street is noisy, unsightly, dirty, dangerous, and populated by too many folks who
like to shoot automatic weapons at all hours. We have too many liquor stores, used car
lots, public phone booths, etc. For God's sake, we even have a laundromat with a liquor
license. Enough already.
The big girl is hurting bad this morning. Did she ever get pounced on by
Fenty, and wasn't it about time? The city will grow from this victory. We need our
neighborhoods left along and improved, not torn down to build $675 million convention
One final comment on the campaign posters: Pete Ross, who made the initial
posting about the Evans campaign violating the 3-per-block rule, must not have informed
his own volunteers of that restriction. Earlier this week, I saw three Ross posters on the
same utility pole in SW, and that wasn't the only pole on that block with his posters.
Please explain: DC has legal limits on the number of signs per block?
People know about this? Citizens don't simply remove excess signs themselves? What
criminal charges would ensue? Here in Portland, I think all the signs would be down
quickly as retribution but we're extremists.
Name-Your-Price Comes to Newspaper Subscriptions
Phil Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know the way name-your-price has expanded from airline tickets to
groceries and gasoline? The good news is that name-your-price is also coming to newspaper
subscriptions. Not because newspapers want it, but because consumers want it. Here's how
it works. First cancel your Washington Post subscription. Then a week later call
them up and offer to resubscribe at a lower rate. If they refuse your offer, hang up and
call them back a week later offering the same lower rate. At some point, they will come to
value your subscription at the rate you offer them. If dozens of readers of themail all do
it, we can introduce a de facto Priceline for newspaper rates, while at the
same time helping newspapers to value us as readers. After all, the value of a newspaper
subscription for a person in Potomac is worth more to that person than it is for a person
living in DC. Why? The Post is all about affirming the lifestyle and values of
the Potomac resident more than the DC-resident. Basic economics. Comparative value. You
can cancel your Post subscription by calling 334-6000. William Shatner will love
you for doing it.
History of Slavery Tour
Eddie Becker, email@example.com
For those in or around Washington DC, you are very cordially invited to
join a tour of the historic Holt House including a presentation on its legacy of Slavery.
It was the history of this house, and surrounding sites that inspired the creation of the
Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism: http://innercity.org/holt/slavechron.html.
Just after the tour, there will be a special meeting between the Smithsonian's National
Zoo and members of preservation group and the community regarding the preservation of Holt
House, which you are also invited to attend. Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m., starting
at the picnic tables in Walter Piece Park. The West end entrance to the Park is at the
Adams Morgan side of the Duke Ellington Bridge. The entrance to the Park is behind the bus
turn around just next to Mama Ayesha's restaurant at 1967 Calvert Street in Adams Morgan.
Rain or Shine.
There is a benefit fundraiser for Equity Fights AIDS and the League of
Washington Theater Stages for All Ages at MIMIs, the area's newest
restaurant/cabaret, 2120 P Street, NW, (just west of Dupont Circle), Monday, September 25.
The event is from 7 pm until 11 pm, and tickets are $30 per person. The event includes a
light supper, a show at 8:30 pm featuring local performers including Bill Largesse, Steve
Cupo, Dale Stein, Kim Curtis, Alex Tang at the piano, and Mimi's own talented staff.
Special material written and show directed by Stephan DeGhelder. There will be door prizes
and a cash bar, with 100% of the monies raised being donated to the above organizations.
Checks payable to LOWT (League of Washington Theaters), must be received by September 20,
at PO Box 21645, Washington DC, 20009-1645.
Graduate and Professional School Fair
Jennifer Seile, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 23rd annual Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held
September 25 and 26 at GWU's Smith Center (22nd & G Streets NW). Representatives from
more than 300 colleges and universities will be available to discuss your plans for
graduate and law school. Monday, September 25, 2:00-7:30 p.m., graduate school
representatives; Tuesday, September 26, 2:00-7:30 p.m., law school representatives. Panels
will be presented each day on applying to and financing graduate and law school. This
event is free and open to all. Sign interpretation available. Visit http://www.gwu.edu/~gradfair or call (202)
994-FAIR for more information. Sponsored by the Washington DC area universities.
Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture, with Michael Frisch, Professor of
History and American Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo, and President,
American Studies Association. Public History and Imagining the Future: New Areas of
Collaboration in the Context of Civic Celebrations, New Technologies, and Regional
Economic Development. Monday, September 18, reception at 5:30, lecture at 6:30.
National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Genealogy Workshop: Genealogical Sources in the Washington, DC, Area, with
staff from the Daughters of the American Revolution, District of Columbia Library, Family
History Center, the Historical Society of Washington, DC, Library of Congress, National
Archives and Records Administration, and the National Genealogical Society Library. 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. National Archives, Room G-13, Classroom A. The fee is $15, payable at the
door by check or exact amount of cash. Advance registration is required. Call 501-6694.
Antoinette J. Lee, National Park Service, Architects to the Nation:
The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architect's Office, sponsored by the Latrobe
Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m., in
the Board Room of the American Institute of Architects. Admission for lectures is $5 for
Latrobe Chapter members, $8 for non-members, $5 for students (with ID). No reservations
are required. Admission for tours varies; details and reservation forms are mailed with
individual announcements. For more information, please call 332-2446 during office hours.
An evening of culture on historic U Street, sponsored by the Historical
Society of Washington, DC, and the City Guild. Thursday, September 21, 6:00 p.m. After a
tour and discussion at the African American Civil War Memorial, grab a no-host bite at the
landmark Ben's Chili Bowl. The group will end with a visit to Decatur Blue, an artspace
promoting local art and creativity. Meet at the Civil War Memorial at U Street and Vermont
Avenue (Green line Metro: U Street/Cardozo). City Guild and HSW Members $5; non-members
$7. Reservations required.
Retirement Party for Mary Ternes, Photo Librarian in the Washingtoniana
Division of Martin Luther King public library, on September 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in
the A Level staff lounge of MLK Library. Please bring a beverage or food to share and join
in the fun as we say goodbye to Mary and celebrate her long career at the Library. RSVP by
responding to this E-mail, or call 727-1199 or 727-2272.
CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE
I'm settling into my new home and discovered that I have things that are
nice, but just don't work here. So they are for sale! Dining room set: 4' round Danish
modern wooden table, 4 chairs, extension leaves, and pads for entire extended table. Very
nice, and I hate to give it up, but it just doesn't fit in my dining area. Excellent
condition, attractive, though you might want to recover the chairs. My parents bought it
in the 60s and we've enjoyed it since! Entire set, $400. Ikea Billy bookcase
tall, white. Decent shape, about 6' high, save yourself a trip to Dale City and get
it in town assembled for $30. Two wooden CD racks each holds about 200 CDs bookcase
style roughly 3-4 feet high and 3-4 feet wide. Simple and functional, you could
paint them a cool color, I don't need them and just want them out of the house. $10 each.
If interested, E-mail me at email@example.com.
All of the above is available to see/pick up at my home in Logan Circle.
CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED
Broadcast and print journalist needs full-time assistant in small G-town
office. If you're well-organized, a self-starter, have an interest in politics and
entertainment, and good office and editorial skills, read on. Must be able to juggle
multiple tasks, be flexible, creative, and do a variety of stuff. Non smoker. Dog
friendly. Sense of humor a must! To start immediately. E-mail resume, letter and salary
requirements to Stefan@karenfeld.com.
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