Casual Commitment to the District
Dear Real Residents of DC:
Although Mayor Williams denies it, many of his top managers,
department officials, and aides have at most a casual commitment to the
District. Some haven't even made an effort to live here, to buy or rent
in the District, even though they are required by law to do so. Several
others have made cynical claims of living here based on their renting or
buying cheap addresses of convenience, while actually living in the
suburbs. In today's Washington Post, Carol Leonnig and Yolanda
Woodlee report on a few of these officials (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51934-2002Feb9.html).
In addition to the now well-known case of Inspector General Charles
Maddox, who claims the condominium where his son lives as his DC
address, they report on chief of contracting Jacques Abadie, who under
pressure has rented an apartment in Adams Morgan for $500 a month.
(Isn't $500 a month the cost of a parking space in Adams Morgan? Does
anyone believe a top government official lives in what can be rented for
$500 a month in a trendy DC neighborhood?) Timothy Dimond, the director
of the Office of Property Management, claims that he spends nights in
his rented DC apartment “the majority of the workweek,” which,
translated into plain English, is an admission that he spends the
majority of the week in his Mount Airy, Maryland, home where his family
In today's article, the two faces of the administration's position on
commitment to the District are displayed. Mayor Williams takes the high
minded and proper position, that residency can't “just be filling out
a checklist. To me the spirit of the law is you are an active
participant in the community, you're here on a full-time, 24/7 basis.”
Meanwhile, City Administrator John Koskinen articulates the actual
policy and practice of the administration, that of winking at and
condoning flouting of the residency law: “It's silly for us to tell
people where to put their families and what other houses they can
It isn't silly, Mr. Koskinen, it's the law. What legally constitutes
residency in the District was settled sixty years ago by the Supreme
Court in District of Columbia v. Murphy (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=314&page=441),
and it isn't just a phony claim to live here: “One's testimony with
regard to his intention is of course to be given full and fair
consideration, but is subject to the infirmity of any self-serving
declaration, and may frequently lack persuasiveness or even be
contradicted or negatived by other declarations and inconsistent acts.
Whether or not one votes where he claims domicile is highly relevant but
by no means controlling. . . . Of course the manner of living here,
taken in conjunction with one's station in life, is relevant. Did he
hire a furnished room or establish himself by the purchase of a house?
Or did he rent a house or apartment? Has he brought his family and
dependents here? Has he brought his goods? What relations has he to
churches, clubs, lodges, and investments that identify him with the
District? All facts which go to show the relations retained to one's
former place of abode are relevant in determining domicile. What bridges
have been kept and what have been burned?”
And the law is a good law. The people who want to govern us should be
part of us, and should identify with us, the residents of the District
of Columbia, and not just with their suburban neighbors or the regional
special interests whom they term the “stakeholders.” They should
know us; we should know them; and they should have to live with the
consequences of the policies they set.
This Year’s Election Just Got Interesting
Jonetta Rose Barras, email@example.com
Everyone is flipping over the perennial possibility that former mayor
Marion Barry may come out of hiding to run for at-large council seat.
But, not unlike the election in which he threatened Harold Brazil,
causing him to be seen visiting his local church more than a few times a
week, Barry is all smoke and mirrors. He knows that if he's lucky he may
expect to get 10 or 15 percent of the vote in September. That may have
been enough in the past to win an election, but it won't get him into
the seat this time around. Besides, he isn't the candidate to watch.
The man people should be chatting and getting excited about is Eugene
DeWitt Kinlow, a ward 8 resident who has made enormous contributions to
his community; fought back the construction of a prison; and opposed the
Williams administration's proposal to turn DC Village into a campus for
the homeless, where they will be out of sight and out of mind. (Although
truth be told the recent deaths indicate that the homeless don't have to
travel all the way to the District/Prince George's County border to
achieve that status in the Williams administration.)
Kinlow, and I make no bones about being a fan, is pulling together an
exploratory committee. He already has won the support of his family,
which is critical since his father, Eugene Kinlow, once held the
at-large seat on the DC Board of Education that his wife, Tonya, also
held. Last year she declined to run for reelection. Sources say DeWitt
Kinlow has not decided whether he will run as a Democrat or as an
independent. But like most others who have expressed interest in the
at-large race, it appears that Phil Mendelson is the incumbent in
Kinlow's sights. How is that Mendelson is perceived as being so
vulnerable? Wonder if it has something to do with his record? Let the
Gross Incompetence at the DC DMV
Pete Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) sent me via mail the
Registration and Residential Parking Renewal Notice for my car in mid
January. My current car registration was to expire on 16 February 2002.
The renewal notice showed the wrong ward for the Residential Parking
Permit (RPP). My home had been in Ward 2, but was transferred to Ward 3
during the redistricting in 2001. My home officially became part of Ward
3 on 1 January 2002.
I figured that if I mailed a check to renew my registration and
residential parking permit (RPP), I would receive a Ward 2 RPP, so I
went down to the DMV on 6 February with my renewal notice. I explained
to the clerk that I was now living in Ward 3. The clerk told me that she
could only give me a Ward 2 permit because the book that she had showed
that I lived in Ward 2. I spoke to her supervisor, who told me that
their records showed that my home on Surrey Lane was in Ward 2, so she
could not give me the correct ward RPP. I did not want to leave without
the proper RPP, so I used my cell phone while I was still at the DMV to
call Councilmember Patterson's office and spoke to Genette (Tel:
724-8062). She told me that Councilmember Schwartz's office was
responsible for this type of problem. Genette referred me to John Abbot
(Tel: 724-8105) in Councilmember Schwartz's office. Mr. Abbott told me
that he could not help me and referred me to Ms. Amina Elzeneiny (Tel:
724-8131). Ms. Elzeneiny told me to wait at the DMV and she would try to
take care of this problem. I gave Ms. Elzeneiny my cell phone number and
waited for her to call me back. After waiting for 30 minutes, I called
Ms. Elzeneiny and told her that I could no longer wait at the DMV
because I had some appointments.
Redistricting was finalized in September, 2001. The DMV has had ample
time to reprogram their computers to show the correct wards for the RPP
of the residents whose homes were redistricted into new wards. I spent
over 2 hours at the DMV trying to get the correct ward RPP. Both Ward 2
and Ward 3 cars can legally park in my neighborhood until 30 June 2002.
However, I should have been issued the correct ward parking permit for
my neighborhood. It is just as easy to correctly program the computers
before 30 December as it is to do the reprogramming after 30 December.
Now, I will somehow have to return to the DMV for a second time before
30 June and again attempt to convince them to give me the correct Ward 3
RPP so that I can park in front of my home without receiving a ticket.
A Pleasant Experience at DMV
Jerry Maronek, JMaronek@aol.com
Even if you don't drive a car you may still have to deal with DMV. I
attempted to obtain a non-drivers identification card a number of years
ago, but my US passport was not recognized by the clerk as a form of
positive ID. I gave up only to try again last week, this time at the
Georgetown Park office. I arrived at 2:00 p.m. to find a very long line
(the C Street office had closed for remodeling). After a short wait I
was given an appointment for 5:00 p.m. and returned to complete the
entire procedure within ten minutes. Everyone there was pleasant,
courteous, and knowledgeable. Thank you DMV.
I've followed the reports of problems with DMV with great interest.
I've had a relatively DMV-intensive year or so; I moved back to DC and
had to change my license over, register a car, and register a
motorcycle. Then I sold my old bike and bought a new one — another
registration. Then I got a new car — turn in old plates and another
registration! It's all been pretty smooth.
If the DMV becomes the most efficient in the nation, residents will
only hate it a little. That's the nature of the beast — no one will
ever like it or really want to take a trip there. It would be
interesting to see actual statistics about performance, because
anecdotal tales don't give you the big picture — through themail
readers seem eager to use each example of a DMV problem as evidence that
the city is disintegrating, Mayor Williams is the devil, etc. Coworkers
at my Virginia office (mostly Virginia residents) complain just as
bitterly about their DMV, which I found was a pretty efficient place
during my two years residing there. My anecdotal tale is that DC's is
working as well as those in Virginia, New York, Connecticut, and
Massachusetts when I lived in those places — but again that's just a
few data points.
Are there any actual statistics to give us a sense of how DMV in 2002
stacks up against the DMV a few years ago, or DMVs in other places?
New Program Starts to Help DC Residents with
T.J. Sutcliffe, email@example.com
On February 1st, the District launched the new Interim Disability
Assistance (IDA) program. IDA gives temporary financial aid to
low-income residents with disabilities who are applying for federal
Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”, also called “disability
benefits”). Approval for SSI can take months or even years. IDA
preserves dignity and independence by preventing financial hardship and
homelessness during the wait for SSI.
IDA starts as a pilot program in 2002, with half-funding of $2.48
million. Up to 1,120 persons per month will be able to receive
assistance; a waiting list will be maintained once maximum caseloads are
reached. Individuals may apply for IDA in person at two DC Department of
Human Services customer centers: 645 H Street, NE, and 2100 Martin
Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE. For more information about what you'll need
for the application process, call 724-5506 (DC Income Maintenance
Administration) or 463-6211 (Answers, Please! human services information
and referral hotline).
Over 110 community organizations from across the District have been
supporting IDA's creation. IDA supporters are currently urging Mayor
Williams to fully fund the program in Fiscal Year 2003 so that all
persons in need can receive assistance. IDA outreach materials
(brochures, fliers and posters), and/or information about advocacy
efforts are available from T.J. Sutcliffe at So Others Might Eat (SOME);
phone 797-0701 ext. 107; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am writing to express my support for the comment submitted by
Christopher Koppel, titled “Illegal Parking on Sunday Mornings.” And
to express my frustration with this situation. I live near Shilo Baptist
Church, one of the largest churches in the District. I am lucky enough
to have off-street parking. However, the church's parishioners often
park in such a congested manner that they block the alley from which I
must exit to enter the city's streets.
The excess number of vehicles creates a serious hazard. They block
views of oncoming traffic and, because they are parked along streets
that don't normally have any parking, create an obstacle course. None of
these cars ever gets ticketed. And, as is the same with the situation
described by Mr. Koppel, most of the cars have Maryland tags. I too find
this appalling and would like a good explanation why these churchgoers
are treated preferentially.
Illegal Parking on Sunday Mornings
Ralph Blessing, Shepherd Park, email@example.com
We have a similar problem with a church in our neighborhood, cars
parked illegally, blocking intersections, etc., and all from Maryland or
Virginia. However, when a few of us raised the issue at last month's PSA
401 meeting, the police officers present stated flat out that they would
never issue a ticket to someone who parked illegally while attending
church services. Officer discretion, they noted.
We were flabbergasted that they felt no duty to serve the residents
of the 401 community by enforcing laws that impact on our quality of
life. One officer asked me, “Would you rather that we ticket people in
church or people out demonstrating?” (as if it were an either/or
situation). I reminded him that it was the same First Amendment at play
in both cases, but he seemed not to get it. Another officer justified
his refusal to issue tickets to churchgoers on the grounds that he
himself is a preacher, though to me that sounded more like a conflict of
interest than a justification.
There are historical and cultural reasons that help explain why
church and state are so intertwined in DC, and that phenomenon no doubt
has an influence on how the police perceive their jobs. Nonetheless, I
would hope that they would receive proper training to enable them to
better recognize on which side of the divide their duties fall.
Good Deeds Get Punished
Ed T. Barron, firstname.lastname@example.org
In their zeal to replenish the District's coffers, the parking
enforcement folks are really moving in on parking violators. That's
great in areas where illegal parking creates traffic problems or unsafe
conditions. It seems to me, however, that some of the “illegal”
parking is over-enforced. As an example I cite the overzealous
individual whose District-supplied white SUV appears regularly just
before pick-up time in front of the Key Elementary School. The vehicle
is labeled ARKING E FORCEMENT on the rear of the Truck.
Parents coming to pick up their kids or grandkids (in my case) are at
great risk of getting a $50 parking ticket if they park and leave their
car on the East side of Garfield Street north of Dana Place. The sign on
that side of the street says “No Parking or Standing.” It is hard to
figure out why it is so labeled since that street is quite wide enough
for parking on both sides and yet allow traffic to pass in both
directions. A word to the wise, since that truck comes by more than once
in that time period between 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
In Response to David Sobelsohn’s Car Horn
Kathy Sinzinger, email@example.com
If the car owner lives in the District and the police couldn't
contact the owner by phone, did MPD officers bother to go to the owner's
home and knock at the door or ring the bell? It seems this would be a
logical next step when the owner's phone number is unlisted and MPD's
hands are otherwise tied.
Towing and the Impound Lot
John Fanning, JJFanning@aol.com
I thought that I would mention that if your car gets towed in the
District of Columbia you have to go all the way out to Addison Road,
Beaver Heights, MD. That's right, Prince George's County. What balls our
government officials must have in order to do this, and how inconvenient
for the constituency. That's right, terrible idea. By the way, does
anyone know who owns this impound lot?
PS. And I know, I have been told for years this part of Parking
Adjudication Services is not part of the DMV?
MLK Tribute Breakfast Archived on the Web
Phil Shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you miss attending the 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr.,
tribute breakfast on January 21? An archive from highlights of the event
has been put up on the web as a Quicktime multimedia slide show, created
from the Living the Dream program on DCTV Cable Channel 6. You can view
the slide show at http://homepage.mac.com/pshapiro101/iMovieTheater1.html.
The slide show is 30 minutes in length and 14.8 megabytes in size. The
download time using a 56 kbps modem is about one hour, and less than 5
minutes using a cable modem or DSL. It is best viewed using Netscape,
which allows you to see the slide show as it is coming in.
“Living the Dream” is a show produced by Tony Watkins as a public
service to DC area cable subscribers. This event was host by the United
Planning Organization and was attended by over 1000 guests. See http://www.upo.org.
“Living the Dream” will air for the Month of February on DCTV cable
Ch. 6. Log onto http://www.videodconline.com
for air dates and times.
Comparative City Councilmember Responsiveness
David Sobelsohn, email@example.com
In the early hours of Monday, February 4, I sent various people an
E-mail message about a stuck car horn. One copy went to DC councilmember
Jack Evans; another to DC councilmember Jim Graham. I actually live in
Jack Evans's ward (at least for another few months). He even sends me
annual holiday greetings cards. But by the end of the week, as of the
close of business on Friday, February 8, I had received no reply from
Jack Evans's office. Jim Graham has already personally replied three
times this week, with a promise of further correspondence, plus one of
his staff has replied separately. This response rate is consistent with
the two city councilmembers' comparative prior responsiveness to my
e-mail messages and telephone calls. What's been the experience of other
themail subscribers with these two councilmembers? Has Jim Graham just
been especially responsive to me personally? Does Jack Evans respond to
constituent complaints from anyone? Does anyone produce an election
guide comparing councilmembers on the issue of constituent service?
[Why limit your responses to just these two Councilmembers? Who
responds, who doesn't, whose responses merely placate you, and whose
responses actually solve your problems? — Gary Imhoff]
On-line Tax Filing in the District
Herbert Huff, Director, OTR, Herbert.Huff@dc.gov
I appreciate your sharing the concerns one of your readers expressed
when attempting to use our new on-line filing system. I apologize for
any inconvenience this may have caused. We had a small glitch at the
time your writer attempted to file. We have since had many returns
successfully filed through our Electronic Taxpayer Service Center (eTSC)
and have made an adjustment so that our system would receive the
increasing number of multiple returns being filed concurrently. In
addition, an error message will be sent to the taxpayer if the system
experiences Internet transmission problems. Thank you for allowing me
the opportunity to respond. We at OTR are proud to be offering this
efficient service (cfo.dc.gov) to the citizens of the District and
encourage positive feedback.
Firehouse Preservation and Public Safety
Sally Berk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Too bad Kathy Smith didn't attend the Historic Preservation Review
Board hearing today or she would have heard the fire chief himself say
that preservation and public safety are not mutually exclusive. There's
no reason to choose one over the other. They can work beautifully
hand-in-hand. The best example is the New York Fire Department, which
values, preserves, and pristinely maintains their old firehouses -- many
of them more than a century old -- and they certainly proved on
September 11 that they are one of the best, if not the best, fire
department in the world. Preservation of their old firehouses hasn't
hindered them a bit.
Thanks [to Lyla Winter, email@example.com]
for posting this [open letter to Judge Rufus King, themail, February 6,
2002]. If you have the data handy, please post the mailing address or
E-mail address of Judge King on the DCWatch site, so that we may all
send letters such as yours.
[The mailing address is Chief Judge Rufus G. King, Superior Court of
the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
— Gary Imhoff]
Too Many Smith’s in the Phone Book
Paul K Williams, DChouseHistory@aol.com
The Kathy Smith who posted in themail on the Firehouse Nominations
is, incidentally, not to be confused with Kathy (Schneider) Smith, the
Executive Director of the DC Heritage Tourism Coalition and former
Director of the Historical Society of Washington.
DC School Renovations Not Political
Helen Hagerty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Hopper's statement claiming Hardy Middle School in Georgetown
is the first to be renovated because of "politics as usual" is
inaccurate. The Facilities Master Plan is a ward wide process that
includes one school per ward per year. The first tier of renovation has
already begun and includes the following schools from across the city:
Oyster, Barnard, Bell, Lincoln, Cleveland, Kelly Miller, Key, McKinley
Tech, Miner, Noyes, Patterson, and Thompson. All of these schools are
either under construction, or completing the planning process for
construction. Hardy is one of ten schools in the second tier slated for
renovation in the next year. Hardy is not the first school to be
renovated. It is one of many included in a fair, well-thought-out plan.
“Copenhagen” E-Mail List Established
David Sobelsohn, email@example.com
A highlight of the current DC theater season opens at the Kennedy
Center on Tuesday, February 26, when the “Copenhagen” tour reaches
Washington. “Copenhagen” depicts alternate versions of a mysterious
1941 meeting that may have determined the race to build the first atom
bomb. Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, famous physicists and close
friends, one half-Jewish and the other a German nationalist, why did
they meet in occupied Denmark, and why did they part in anger and
bitterness? Footlights, DC's only modern-drama discussion group, has set
up an on-line forum exclusively to discuss “Copenhagen.”
Participation is free and subscribers need not have or seek any other
contact with Footlights. Send any message, even blank, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After subscribing, you can post your message by sending it to email@example.com.
For general information about Footlights go to http://www.footlightsdc.org.
Let the debate begin!
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uploaded and may be accessed at http://www.intowner.com.
Included are the lead stories, community news items and crime reports,
editorials (including prior months' archived), restaurant reviews (prior
months' also archived), and the text from the ever-popular “Scenes
from the Past” feature. Also included are all current classified ads.
The complete issue (along with prior issues back to January 2001)
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to view the entire issue as it looks in print, including the new ABC
Board actions report, all photos and advertisements. The next issue will
publish on March 8. The complete PDF version will be posted by early
that Friday morning, following which the text of the lead stories,
community news, and selected features will be uploaded shortly
To read this month's lead stories, simply click the link on the home
page to the following headlines: 1) “Residents Opposing Beer &
Wine Sales at Adams Morgan Safeway”; 2) “Development Boom Hits
Eastern Edge of Shaw, New Residents Flocking to Buy and Rent”; 3)
“Neighbors Get Help from Councilmember to Improve Park in Columbia
CLASSIFIEDS — EVENTS
On Sunday, February 17, and Monday, February 18, join the B'nai
B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in celebrating Presidents Day.
Highlights include a program on innovative postwar suburb Park Forest,
Illinois, a talk by former White House Director of Communications Ann F.
Lewis, a children's concert by Grammy-nominated Cathy Fink and Marcy
Marxer, and crafts and games. For more detailed information, call
857-6583. To RSVP contact 857-6513. The Museum is at 1640 Rhode Island
Valentine’s KCA School Benefit
Betty Sellers, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fourth Annual KCA Valentine’s School Benefit at will be held on
Tuesday, February 12, at Visions Cinema/Bristo/Lounge, 1927 Florida
Join us for an evening of film, food, and chances at great items
donated by our friends, favorite area shops and restaurants —
everything from a private tour of the Costa Rican Embassy with coffee
afterwards for ten, fabulous food and wine, to salsa lessons and a
champagne brunch/sailboat excursion down the Chesapeake. All proceeds
benefit the KCA Student Emergency Fund and education programs at John
Quincy Adams, Marie H. Reed, and H.D. Cooke elementary schools. The
evenings activities include: 6:30 p.m., silent auction; 7:30 p.m.,
screening of uTo Kill a Mockingbird,” an American film classic
starring Gregory Peck and introducing Robert Duvall; 9:30 p.m., $50 VIP
Hurry! Tickets for the movie are almost gone. Film tickets are $12
(general admission), and raffle tickets are $1.00 each, sold only in
books of 5 for $5.00. For movie and raffle tickets call 483-3141 or
232-1531. For more information on prizes and auction lots, or to place
bids, send E-mail to Mike Gould, email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Kalorama Citizens Association, Capital Care Health
Program, DC Lottery, Potomac Properties, Inc. and Visions
Community Forum on Our Libraries, 02/13/02
Alexander Padro, Padroanc2c@aol.com
Why is the DC Public Library rated 43rd out of 51 state libraries
nationwide? Because our libraries have been under-funded for decades!
Did you know 1) that the budget for buying books for our libraries has
not had a significant increase in 20 years, 2) that DC spends just $4.66
per person on new books each year, compared to Boston's $10.77 and
Cleveland's $18.67, and 3) that some of our library buildings have had
no significant maintenance in 25 years?
Do you have stories that you'd like to tell about how libraries have
improved your life? Would you like to see all branches open longer hours
and on Sundays? What do you like most about our libraries? Are there
things you'd like to see change in our libraries? Should our libraries
play a greater role in supporting our schools? DC Public Library
Trustees Alexander M. Padro, Phillip E. Pannell, and Drake M. Wilson
invite you to attend a community forum on our public libraries,
Wednesday, February 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Room 443 (METRO: Gallery
Place/Chinatown/MCI Arena). Refreshments will be served. Come learn more
about our libraries and share your thoughts and concerns with DC Public
Library Trustees. Your opinion is important! If you agree that our
city's libraries are important to our city and our children's future,
please attend this first-ever event. For more information, call
CLASSIFIEDS — HOUSING
Cheap Artist Studio Space Sought
Paul Yandura, Yandura1@aol.com
Starving artist coalition seeks cheap studio space. Group is
primarily new, untrained artists exploring different themes through
their creations. Ideally, looking for a space that could hold three or
four artists working simultaneously. If you have any suggestions, please
E-mail Paul Yandura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSIFIEDS — FOR SALE
One pair of Dolomite Epix55 Ski Boots. Size is equivalent to a
regular men’s size 10. Worn only one season by my son who outgrew
them. $75 (originally $250).
Full-size loft bed frame from Ikea, $250. It is light pine and in
very good condition. Call 526-1632 or contact me at email@example.com.
Two families are looking for people to share three DC United tickets
this coming season. The benefits of being a planholder are: you get a
huge discount on the price of tickets; you can use unused tickets for
any game before or after the fact; and you get the jump on world cup
qualifiers and other international friendlies. Our tickets are upstairs,
midfield, in the second row, and are $21 each for planholders. There are
18 games, so we're looking for someone to buy about one-third of our 54
tickets, in any combination you like. Come join us! It should be an
CLASSIFIEDS — VOLUNTEERS
Be a Judge
Mychalene Giampaoli, Historical Society of DC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to encourage local students to develop a love for
history? Be a judge for National History Day in Washington, DC National
History Day is an academic program that encourages students in grades
6-12 to do original historical research using primary and secondary
resources. For more information about this program, visit the Historical
Society of Washington DC’s web site at http://www.hswdc.org.
Your help would be appreciated on the following dates. Sr. Division,
March 27, 8:30 a.m.-2: 30 p.m., at Edison-Friendship Sr. Academy, 4100
Minnesota NE; Jr. Division, April 10, 8:30 a.m.-2: 30 p.m. at Shepherd
Elementary School, 7800 14th Street, NW; City Wide, May 4, 8:30
a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G Street, NW.
CLASSIFIEDS — RECOMMENDATIONS
I want to send warm thanks to everyone who took the time to send me
suggestions for a hotel for my guests. An Appreciative Mitzvah to You!
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