The Big Question
On Saturday, Colbert King demonstrated once again that he’s one of
the most perceptive observers of DC politics (“The Right Tony Williams
King gives Williams more credit than I would for the relatively good
economic times that Washington has experienced over the past several
years. In free market economies like that of the United States
politicians have relatively little control over economic trends,
especially in the short term and on the local level. Nevertheless, the
public gives politicians the credit for good times and the blame for bad
times, and Williams is benefiting from the luck of his timing.
But King rightly implies that Williams would stand a good chance of
reelection if he were to run against the field of potential candidates
who have announced their availability so far. King’s brief,
one-paragraph takedowns of Brown, Bolden, Orange, and Evans are
devastating, and his assessment of the uphill job Fenty would face in a
one-on-one race against Williams is accurate. Both Williams and Jack
Evans would have a much better chance, of course, if they could get any
votes from the suburbanite sports fans whose support they have basked in
at Nationals baseball events this past week. But, to their misfortune,
their constituents are not the suburbanites who enjoy the newly acquired
team cost free, but the Washingtonians who are stuck with the bill for
their massive giveaway to Major League Baseball.
However, King doesn’t mention at least two potential candidates who
stand the best chance of unseating Williams, even should he decide to
run again. Both David Catania and Linda Cropp have widespread support
throughout the city and loyal constituencies that Williams either has
never had or has alienated and driven away. Neither Catania nor Cropp
has seen the need to enter the race at this early date, but, absent that
unknown, unnamed dark horse candidate whom Washingtonians always
speculate about, either one could turn out to be the Bigfoot who sweeps
How Long Does Pepco Really Take to Respond?
Larry Seftor, larry underscore seftor .the757 at
When the power goes out, it is impossible to tell whether Pepco is
doing what it needs to do to respond. For example, a thunderstorm may
cause damage across the area, and my wait for power might be caused by
the fact that crews are working elsewhere. However, tonight I have
evidence that proves Pepco’s tardy responsiveness. The power at my
house and a number of neighboring houses was out because a squirrel
shorted out a line. I discovered the power outage when I returned home
at 6:30 p.m. I called Pepco immediately and made the notification. My
neighbors may well have called earlier. We finally saw the Pepco truck
drive up about 8:40, and the power was on ten minutes later. In other
words, in ideal conditions, Pepco takes well over two hours to respond
to a call, despite the lack of other problems.
May I Recommend a Book?
Star Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org
I liked George Pelecanos’ latest, Drama City. DC — get it?
Think Animal Cops crossed with “The Wire.”
Stadium Naming Rights
Mary C. Williams, email@example.com
Have we no shame in the District? Where is the outrage over the very
idea that the military would even consider spending $6 million to have
the National Guard’s name on a baseball stadium? It was only a few
weeks ago that many former Guards injured in Iraq had to fight the
military when their families’ medical benefits were cut off even
though they needed continuing medical care. Couldn’t this $6 million
be put to better use on health benefits for those who have made the
sacrifice? This city apparently is suffering from some new but crippling
disease known as baseball fever. This fever appears to attack the brain
cells of our top leaders, causing them to lose all perspective. Can we
justify using more tax dollars to finance a ballpark for billionaire
Major League Baseball owners with money from our military budgets when
those on the battle front are in dire need of adequate equipment and
This leads me to think that the Mayor must be extremely desperate to
meet the financial obligations of this baseball boondoggle to even
consider this deal. So what’s next in this moneymaking scheme? Slots
and gambling inside the baseball park? Possibly auctioning off the
government? More to the point, surely no government public relations
hack would even suggest that droves of young adults coming to RFK will
be overcome by the new sign and rush right over to the Armory to enlist
in a very public war that has already claimed thousands of their friends
and relatives. We all know that those who can afford to attend baseball
games today generally don’t view the military as a career option. And,
parents, after shelling out hundreds of dollars to take your kids to the
Great American Pastime, do you expect that they will aspire to go to war
or the major leagues? So while baseball and war may well be competing
for our attention in the Nation’s Capitol these days, the two play to
vastly different audiences and they are not likely to converge at the
ballpark. Shame on us for wasting more money.
RFK Nationals’ Seating
Doug Neumann, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington Post article cited by Gary [themail, April 7; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35540-2005Apr7.html]
notes that Jack Evans used his influence with the Sports and
Entertainment Commission for better seats at Nationals games at RFK
stadium. I doubt that if Evans were not on the City Council, and have
been such a cheerleader for Major League Baseball, that the Commission
would have given him preferred seating. Should elected officials be
using their positions in this fashion? Does the DC Council have a code
of ethics that addresses such matters? At the least, this lack of
ethical judgment should demonstrate Evans’ unfitness to be Mayor.
Herb Miller Resurfaces in the Ballpark Scheme
Ed Delaney, email@example.com
Boy, Herb Miller wants in, and he wants in bad! Is it that there’s
just too much money for Miller to be making to be kept out of the
boondoggle, or is it that Miller just wants to help out the city so much
on the costs that he keeps selflessly coming up with proposals to assist
the city and its financial burden? You decide.
“DC Council Chairman Linda W. Cropp (D-At Large) and member Jack
Evans (D-Ward 2) said they like aspects of the Deutsche Bank plan. But
they said they also are considering a new proposal from developer
Herbert S. Miller” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45046-2005Apr11.html).
Uh, didn’t Miller have his chance like everyone else to submit a
proposal under a specific timetable for private financing? How many
bites at the apple is he going to get to get preferred developing rights
of parts of the ballpark project/ waterfront renovation? I hope he
brought another $10,000 to the table to cover the costs of reexamining a
plan, especially since his last plan was rejected as inadequate.
“All of it is intriguing,” Evans said. It sure, Evans, especially
since the Banneker Overlook scheme was concocted by Miller and
introduced to you privately even after the second site evaluation study
had been done eliminating that site for size and cost problems. Let’s
also remember Evans’ plan last June to spring a last-second amendment
to legislation creating the controlling entity for the Anacostia
Waterfront Initiative that would’ve allowed for construction of the
ballpark to start at Banneker Overlook, and also remember that said
amendment was drafted by attorneys for Herb Miller, according to the Washington
Post. How the local media could let this ongoing public-private love
fest between a council member and a private developer concerning a
sweetheart ballpark and major redevelopment deal go without comment is
completely unprofessional and troubling.
Patterson on Whitehurst Freeway
Ben Slade, Cleveland Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kudos to Councilmember Patterson for her statement on the proposed
demolition of the Whitehurst Freeway, saying that its uses as a “vital
cross-town artery” must be considered. See http://www.dccouncil.us/patterson/pages/newsf.html
for details of her statement and http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1252,q,625306,ddotNav_GID,1610.asp
for info on future DDOT meetings on the subject.
“For many years, the Whitehurst Freeway has served as a vital
cross-town artery, a key access for District residents to quickly and
easily reach the downtown area, and a daily route for commuters to
bypass residential neighborhoods. It is critical that these uses be
considered as part of the current Department of Transportation study on
the feasibility of taking down the Whitehurst Freeway.”
DC School Teacher Inducted into the National
Teachers Hall of Fame
Phil Shapiro, email@example.com
On Tuesday, April 12, John Mahoney, a math teacher at Banneker
Academic High School in DC, was chosen as one of five teachers
nationwide to be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. (http://www.nthf.org).
Among other things, Mahoney is one of the leaders of the school’s
FIRST robotics competition team (http://www.usfirst.org).
He has written several scholarly articles about the mathematics of
Benjamin Banneker. He is adored by his students and admired by his
fellow teachers. He gives one-on-one math tutoring to students after
hours and welcomes students from outside of his classes to come for this
assistance. In a statement to the Washington Post, Mahoney
blasted city and Federal officials on poor funding of DC schools.
“Fifty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, we still have
separate and unequal schools.” So true. Unconscionable.
A web site built by Banneker students and adult volunteers involved
in this year’s FIRST robotics can be found at http://shorterlink.com/?B67UDC.
This web site includes a narrated Flash slideshow created with the free
version of a program named Powerbullet Presenter (http://www.powerbullet.com).
Volunteers from the Capital PC User Group (http://www.cpcug.org)
are the largest supporters of Banneker robotics team. Several of
volunteers from this club have given several hundred hours of volunteer
time to the school. You might choose to support their volunteer efforts
by joining CPCUG as a member. Annual dues of $42 support club
How Phil Mendelson Raised Your Property Taxes
Matt Forman, Matthew.Forman2@verizon.net
Last year, the Council debated reducing the real property cap. At the
time, it was 25 percent, which meant that your property taxes had been
increasing up to 25 percent per year. Jack Evans proposed reducing the
annual increase to a more reasonable 10 percent. Phil Mendelson and the
DC Fiscal Policy Institute convinced about half the council that
increasing everyone’s taxes 10 percent per year would unfairly benefit
the wealthier homeowners. Huh? Now a tax increase is unfair to the rich?
Don’t ask. So Phil instead proposed that taxes should increase 20
percent with a homestead exemption increase from $30,000 to $50,000.
Yeah, that’s right, he wanted to increase your taxes 20 percent a
year! Phil even told the citizens testifying in favor of the cap that
they would do better under his plan. Of course, a little later in the
hearing, he had to ask the CFO staff exactly how tax bills are
calculated, but that’s another story. The Council compromised by
lowering the cap to 12 percent and raising the homestead exemption to
$38,000. Well it turns out Phil really didn’t know how tax bills were
calculated after all. Almost everyone would have actually done better
under Jack’s plan, as Jack’s staff and I tried to tell him. Why?
Because the increased homestead exemption doesn’t kick in until you’ve
exhausted your cap. As proof, just look at your 2004 tax bill. In most
cases, it went up exactly 12 percent, with no deduction for the
increased homestead exemption. The Mayor’s budget office confirmed
this last week as well. So, thanks to Phil’s miscalculations, we got a
12 percent increase instead of a 10 percent increase.
Now Jack is again proposing to lower the cap to 5 percent. Again Phil
is opposing it, still proposing the sham increase in the homestead
exemption, this time to $60,000. He says he wants to provide
"broader relief." I guess he means a broader
[The Washington Post business section today describes its
quote of the week as, “Mayor Anthony A. Williams, explaining that his
tax proposal, which will result in increased tax bills for some DC
homeowners next year, should be thought of as tax relief.” Here’s
the quote: “It is tax relief from what they otherwise would be paying.
. . . So that’s tax relief, yes. I’m not trying to be
disingenuous.” — Gary Imhoff]
Progressive Property Tax Relief
Ed Lazere, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Forman would like us to believe that a 5 percent cap on property
tax increases would be a progressive tax policy -- providing more relief
to owners of lower-value home. In reality, it would not. It is true that
the existing 12 percent cap has helped homeowners at all levels because
home values are rising citywide. And it is true that our property tax
remains progressive under the cap, mostly because of the Homestead
Deduction. But this does not mean that adopting a 5 percent cap would
make taxes more progressive. Consider this: some 39 percent of the
benefits of a 5 percent cap would go to the 13 percent of homes worth
$750,000 or more. DCFPI’s research shows the cap would provide the
most relief as a percent of home value to the highest- value homes.
Most homeowners would be better served by an increase in the
Homestead Deduction. Raising the deduction to $60,000, as proposed in
the mayor’s budget, would provide more relief than the cap to homes
worth under $750,000. For example, the 5 percent would save homes worth
$250,000 to $500,000 only $98 on average, while the Homestead Deduction
would reduce their taxes by $211. Only homes assessed above $750,000
would do better under a 5 percent cap than the Homestead Increase. I
also want to point out that neither the 5 percent cap or the Homestead
Deduction would do anything to help renters, who pay property taxes
indirectly and who are suffering from huge rent increases. According to
a Fannie Mae Foundation report, the median asking rent for a two-bedroom
apartment rose 84 percent in the past two years.
That’s why property tax relief should be extended to the 60 percent
of DC households that rent. There is a credit for low-income owners and
renters, but the maximum credit and the income limit have not been
raised since 1979. Modernizing this credit to reflect inflation and
other factors would make a big difference for a lot of renters. A bill
introduced by Council Member Phil Mendelson would adopt a recommendation
of the DC Tax Revision Commission to enhance this credit. Now that’s
progressive property tax relief.
Has Mayor Williams’s Support Eroded?
Bryce A. Suderow, Streetstories@juno.com
I remember two years ago, Gary Imhoff and others got attacked here
and in other forums for having the temerity to criticize the morally
dubious practices of Mayor Anthony Williams. I remarked to numerous
friends at the time that many white people were as blindly supportive of
Williams as many black people had been of Marion Barry.
I wonder if readers of themail feel that Anthony Williams has less
support among voters than he did two years ago. Are there still die hard
Williams fans out there?
Stellar Documentary Videos on
Phil Shapiro, email@example.com
You might not know that the Washingtonpost.com produces topnotch
videos for its web site. Producer Travis Fox and others have been
creating spellbinding video stories in the past few years. The latest
video on the site lives up to these high standards. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/metro/032705-1v.htm.
When Washingtonpost.com accepts videos and multimedia slide shows
made by citizen journalists, we’ll be one step closer to where we need
to be. It’s looking more likely that this might happen.
Gentrification in Columbia Heights
Victoria McKernan, firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d like to offer a different perspective on the issue of
gentrification in Columbia Heights. When I bought my condo here eighteen
years ago, I knew the metro was coming and that the proximity to
downtown and adjoining popular neighborhoods would probably insure an
eventual turnaround of a blighted area. Why didn’t any of the
churches, community groups or housing assistance agencies realize this
back then? I had no real-estate savvy, my family never even owned a
home. I wasn’t looking to flip for a profit, I was a struggling
writer, looking to eliminate the possibility of some day winding up a
homeless old bag-lady from the artistic equation. I packed in the
roommates and ate ramen noodles for twelve years. Many other families
made similar efforts, squeezing aunts and cousins and friends in to
defray the mortgage.
There were three apartments in the building that had never been
completed that eventually went up for tax sale. When I discovered this,
I wrote stacks of letters to the DC government and every housing and
social service organization there was, pleading for someone to buy them.
When no one would, I bought them myself, using credit card advances and
balance transfer juggling for 0 percent interest. Over the next few
years as other owners became frustrated with the delays in development,
more units went up for sale. These were two and three bedroom apartments
at prices, that were, up until 2003, less than $60,000.00. Among the
agencies I contacted, and who turned down the opportunity were Manna,
Muscle, Ontario Housing Counseling Services, Habitat for Humanity,
Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, Casa de
Pueblo, House of Ruth, and Woodley House (who did already own three
apartments here.) Three times I arranged lease-option plans to my
low-income tenants to help them buy the apartments; none ever pursued
the purchase. Exactly one year ago, I again made the rounds of all the
agencies, trying to sell all three apartments (two and three bedrooms)
in a package deal for $500,000. I even offered to hold a mortgage. No
one was interested. So I sold to a developer who recently flipped the
first of the trio for $298,000.00.
The issue of vanishing rental apartments is a separate one, but as
far as home ownership opportunities, I have to say I can’t get too
worked up. The chance was here for eighteen years. While I’m dismayed
to see my neighborhood looking more and more like an Old Navy
commercial, when my current residence goes on the market next week, and
one of them whips a big fat yuppie checkbook out of his cargo shorts, I’ll
have no qualms about accepting it.
This is to advise that the April 2005 on-line edition has been
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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
March 2002) also is available in PDF file format directly from our home
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able to view the entire issue as it appears in print, including all
photos and advertisements.
The next issue will publish on May 13 (the 2nd Friday of the month,
as always). The complete PDF version will be posted by the preceding
night or early that Friday morning at the latest, following which the
text of the lead stories, community news, and selected features will be
uploaded shortly thereafter.
To read this month’s lead stories, simply click the link on the
home page to the following headlines: 1) “Adams Morgan, Columbia
Heights, Shaw, Dupont and Citywide Tenants May Be Near Regaining
Rights”; “Ultra-Modern Canopy Coming to Dupont South Metro
Station”; “Harris Teeter Project Gets Extensive Input by Neighbors
at ANC Forum — Questions Remain But Much Support Also Revealed at ANC
Forum”; “DC, Baltimore Realty Boom Reveals Huge Disparity in What
Sale Price Gets What.”
Guide to Elected and Appointed Officials in DC
Susie Cambria, email@example.com
The new “accessing officials” guide is now available from DC ACT.
The guide includes information about elected and appointed officials —
ANCs, the mayor, city council, school board, and more! For a copy, call
Alexis at 234-9404 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute has designed an online tool to help
residents and others understand the DC budget process and to follow the
FY 2006 budget as it is developed. The DC Budget Toolkit tracks the
budget as it moves from beginning to end, from the release of the Mayor’s
budget request to the final submission to Congress. Toolkit users can
find out how much is being spent in different areas, compare spending to
previous years and find out how to get involved in the budget process.
The Toolkit provides information on the budget as a whole and summaries
of some key issues that specifically concern low- and moderate-income DC
residents such as child care, employment/training, homeless services and
housing. It also contains Excel spreadsheets that show the change in
spending by appropriation title and by agency. Toolkit users can
download the summaries to use as a reference, use the spreadsheets to do
their own analyses, and download relevant reports by DCFPI for more
in-depth analyses of the budget.
Since this is DCFPI’s first year producing the Toolkit, we would
like to hear from you. We would like to know who you are, how you use
the toolkit, and how we can improve it. The DC Budget Toolkit can be
found at http://www.dcfpi.org/toolkit/toolkit-index.htm.
E-mail us with your feedback at email@example.com.
Springtime in DC: New Beginning or Same Old
Len Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
NARPAC returns this month to the nagging problems of distressed
neighborhoods and the associated plight of the “poorest of the
poor,” drawn by the mayor’s latest “State of the District”
address and a new book entitled The Unintended Consequences. The
two Washington authors, James and Peter Banks, describe the decline and
fall of public housing in the US and DC, and the need to differentiate
between the working poor who can bolster each other, and the “poorest
of the poor” who reinforce each other’s misfortunes. Issues include
the problems of clustering and isolation, sensing deterioration before
it is too late, and the need to “deconcentrate” DC’s very poor. In
response, NARPAC returns to two favorite issues: the need to quantify
the problem before suggesting solutions, and the fundamental companion
problem of determining how to pay for real poverty relief. We conclude
the authors underestimate the magnitude and cost of the solutions, and
suggest that the whole region must get involved, not just a dedicated
handful of community-minded DC residents. Check it out at http://www.narpac.org/PWAH.HTM#banksbook.
NARPAC then picks a few promises from the Mayor’s 2005 State of the
District Address related to distressed neighborhoods and doubts that
crime and poverty will be so much reduced as just shuffled around. The
basic questions remain the same: are we gaining or losing on DC’s
embarrassing urban indicators, generated largely by the "poorest of
the poor"? NARPAC can’t tell, and nobody else is talking! Your
thoughts and opinions would be welcome: it’s all about DC’s future.
CLASSIFIEDS — EVENTS
John Conyers at Ward 6 Dems, April 20
Jan Eichhorn, email@example.com
US Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) will address the Ward 6
Democrats meeting on Wednesday, April 20, with remarks entitled “Take
Back America.” As leader of the Democratic side of the House Committee
on the Judiciary, he led an investigation of voting irregularities in
the November 2004 Presidential election and has introduced legislation
to address the findings of his committee report: “Preserving
Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio.” Congressman Conyers is one of the
thirteen founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and is
considered the dean of that group.
The Wednesday, April 20, meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St.
Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M Street, SW. The church has a parking lot
and additional parking and a Metro stop are a block away at the SW
Waterside Mall. The meeting will also consider proposed by-law changes
and resolutions on Council legislation regarding campaign exploratory
committees and budget proposals. For further information, contact Jan
Eichhorn, President, The Ward 6 Democrats, 547-8855 or contact Ward6Dems@aol.com.
[From the web site of the office of the Clean City Coordinator:] The
Office of the Clean City, Department of Public Works Office of
Recycling, The George Washington University, and several other community
partners are hosting a free electronics recycling collection event for
Washington, DC, residents on Saturday, April 23, at the Rock Creek Park
- Carter Barron Amphitheater parking lot on 16th and Kennedy Streets,
NW, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This e-cycling event will accept any make or
model of computers and related equipment, including computers, monitors,
printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and laptops. All computer monitors
and TV screens must be intact, not cracked, punctured, or shattered. In
addition, residents can recycle other household items such as
electronics (appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and microwaves
will not be accepted); cell phones; consumer batteries (dry cell); ink
jet, laser, and copier cartridges; and white foam packaging.
Great Pyramids, Wind Chimes, and Urban Parks,
April 21, 23, 25
Brie Hensold, firstname.lastname@example.org
All events at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW,
Judiciary Square stop, Metro Red Line.
Thursday, April 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m. The sole surviving example of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid at Giza has always
fascinated scholars, engineers, and architects. Architectural engineer
Craig Smith will discuss his investigation into the design, engineering,
and construction of the Great Pyramid through computer modeling and
other modern tools. At a reception after the lecture, he will sign
copies of his book How the Great Pyramid Was Built (Smithsonian).
$10 Museum members and students; $15 nonmembers. Registration required.
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Wind influences many things,
from what we wear to how we fly. Wind chimes are designed to dangle in
the wind and use its force to produce sound. The stronger the wind, the
louder the chimes. Families create wind chimes out of hardware and
decorate them with craft material. $3 per project for Museum members, $5
nonmembers. All ages. Drop-in program.
Monday, April 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Landscape architect Walter Hood,
ASLA, transforms neglected areas of the urban environment into parks
that celebrate local history and provide public gathering spaces.
Principal of Hood Design in Oakland, California, he will discuss his
firm’s projects, including Oakland’s Splash Pad Park and the
landscape design for the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco.
$12 Museum and ASLA members; $17 nonmembers; $10 students. Prepaid
Washington Storytellers Theater proudly presents our 2005 annual
benefit performance and silent auction featuring Eht-Noh-Tec’s
performance of “Takashi’s Dream and Other Stories.” Eth-Noh-Tec
will share with us an evening of Asian wisdom tales that will lift your
heart and inspire your life with delightful and thought provoking
theater. “Takashi’s Dream” is based on the inspiring life of
Takashi Tanemori, atom bomb survivor from Hiroshima. Eth-Noh-Tec weaves
movement, poetic voices and music to recreate a dreamlike, haunted
landscape that became Takashi’s life as a victim and eventually victor
over the many perils that followed his life as a survivor.
Support Washington Storytellers Theater as we celebrate our fifteenth
anniversary season of bringing world-class storytellers to the greater
Washington, DC, community. Experience the unique and exciting
Eth-Noh-Tec and join us for an elegant reception at the enchanting
Embassy of Austria and bid on a wide range of wonderful items donated
especially for our Silent Auction. All Silent Auction proceeds up to
$5,000 will be matched by a generous grant from the Morris and Gwendolyn
Cafritz Foundation. At the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court,
NW, Friday, April 29. Reception at 7:00 p.m., performance at 8 p.m.
Ticket price $100 reserved, $65 general in advance, $75 at the door.
Purchase at the door or in advance on-line or by calling 545-6840.
CLASSIFIEDS — HELP WANTED
Steve Aupperle and I would love to have a pond in the middle of the
garden that we maintain in a triangle park east of Dupont Circle,
between P Street, NW, and Massachusetts Avenue, NW. In the middle of our
garden is the boarded over entrance to the old trolley car system. We
have seen E-mailed photos of horizontal art that looks three
If you have the talent and interest, please help us further beautify
our Dupont Circle neighborhood. Steve teaches and I am retired, so we
don’t have money. If you have the talent and interest, but need money,
maybe we can work something out with the Dupont Circle Citizens
Microsoft Office Instructor
Richard Jaeggi; email@example.com
Howard University’s Center for Urban Progress is looking for an
instructor to teach the Microsoft Office suite for a workforce
development project in northwest Washington. This is a paid, part time
position starting in May. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a
strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 2000 and 2004 and have previous
teaching experience. For more information write Ms Nnaji: ONnaji@hotmail.com.
CLASSIFIEDS — HOUSING
One-Bedroom on Capitol Hill Wanted
Ted Knutson, Dcreporter@yahoo.com
Fiftyish, quiet, nonsmoking male and adorable cocker spaniel (both
toilet trained) seek one bedroom apartment on Capitol Hill for June 1
occupancy. 547-1387 (home and office).
CLASSIFIEDS — FOR SALE
Seven-piece antique (50 years old) dining set for sale, $599. Owner
went into nursing home. Dining table, four chairs, sideboard, china
cabinet with attached base. Good condition. Table (60" x 48" x
31"), sideboard (42" x 18" x 33"), top of cabinet
(40" x 16" x 42"), base (72" x 23" x 27").
Online photos available. E-mail or call 338-2264. Chevy Chase, DC.
CLASSIFIEDS — FREE
Help yourself to four oxygen tanks (25 years old) and cabinet with
wheels. Each tank measures approximately 18" high by 5"
across. This equipment was used by my aunt in her home when she had
emphysema. E-mail or call 338-2264. Chevy Chase, DC.
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