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                                                                                                          Northwest Sports
                                 Learn to Knit
                                 and Crochet                                    BOYS                                    start of an even greater celebra-
                                                                                                                                                                 guess his decision to allow back-
                                                                                                                                                                 up Stuart Maeder to skip the game
                                                                                From Page 15                               On an afternoon when every-           for a club tournament in
                                                                                                                        thing seemed to be going the             Bethesda. The coach put mid-
          This Fall at Any of Our 3 Locations!                                  late in the second half, jumping        Tigers’ way, they did have one           fielder Willem Morin in goal, and
  CAPITOL HILL             GEORGETOWN                  CHEVY CHASE              over a Bell defender in the box for     scary moment. Goalkeeper Peter           he helped keep the Griffins at bay
   731 8th Street SE      1071 Wisconsin Ave NW       5520 Connecticut Ave NW   an open look. He fell to his knees      Truitt, who made seven saves in          until trainers cleared Truitt. With
                                                                                facing midfield and thrust his          the shutout, left the match after        all the big hits and intimidating
 202-544-8900              202-333-5648               202-237-8306              arms in the air, while his team-        colliding with a Bell player. It was     stares that mark the rivalry game,
                                                      mates mobbed him. Moments               alarming for the senior, who had         it’s nothing personal, said Truitt.
              OPEN: Tues-Sat: 11-7pm * Sun & Mon: Noon to 5pm                   later, once the final whistle blew,     missed much of last season due to            “It may seem like it’s dirty, but
                                                                                Ramos ripped off his jersey and         his fourth concussion.                   it’s all for the sport,” he said. “We
                                                                                spun it over his head, marking the         That made Schultz second-             leave it all on the field.”

                                                                                From Page 15

                                                                                and ultimately, she was right: She
                                                                                scored the game-winner in the first
                                                                                half as the Tigers ended the
                                                                                Penguins’ dominant run with a 3-0
                                                                                    “We couldn’t lose anymore,”
                                                                                Arce said. “We couldn’t do it. We
                                                                                had to win.”
                                                                                    The Tigers (16-3-0) and
                                                                                Penguins (12-5-1) had traded
                                                                                shutouts during the regular season,
                                                                                so there was no telling what would
                                                                                happen in the championship game.
                                                                                    But Wilson got an early edge on
                                                                                a set piece, as Arce headed in a
                                                                                corner kick from junior Chaucia
                                                                                Sydnor. The Lady Tigers added
                                                                                two more in the second half.
                                                                                Sydnor lobbed the ball from the
                                                                                top of the box just over the finger-
                                                                                tips of Penguins goalkeeper Helen
                                                                                Snelgrove, who was busy all
                                                                                morning making 12 saves. Jessica
                                                                                Trejo added the third in the final
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                                                                                the season.
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                       202.298.6336                                             favor was the first one.                The Tigers’ offense kept the pressure on Walls, firing 12 shots on
                                                     “That was game,” she said.          goal and netting two.
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                                                                                Then it continued, second goal and      said coach Jaime Merlos. “We                Penguins coach Bob O’Sullivan
                                                                                the third, and now we won.”             were running these girls ragged.         said his team just couldn’t keep up
                                                                                    The Lady Tigers had long dedi-      They showed they had some                this time with Wilson — a school
                                                                                cated themselves to reaching this       wind.”                                   more than four times the size of
                                                                                point. Last season they won the            The Lady Tigers limited Walls’        Walls, where girls soccer has
                                                                                regular-season title, then suffered a   opportunities, and goalkeeper            emerged as the magnet school’s
                                                                                disappointing loss to Bell              Mary Grace Benhase earned her            most successful sport.
                                                                                Multicultural in the semifinals. But    12th shutout of the season. The             “In prior years we’ve been able
                                                                                late last summer, they quickly got      Penguins’ best look came when            to hang in there, and this year we
                                                                                back to work.                           Adrienne Tucker nearly cut               just didn’t manage it,” O’Sullivan
                                                                                    “Ever since August, that was the    Wilson’s 2-0 lead in half, but           said. “I think this really is the best
                                                                                mindset: Get ready for this game,”      Benhase absorbed the shot.               Wilson team I’ve seen since 2001.”

                                                                                COLTS                                   ebration ended on the Colts’ side-
                                                                                                                        line. Woodson junior Kayvone
                                                                                                                                                                 on Saturday were too much for
                                                                                                                                                                 Coolidge to overcome, despite
                                                                                From Page 15                            Spriggs silenced Coolidge with an        strong performances by its trio of
                                                                                                                        83-yard kickoff return for a touch-      running backs: senior Terry Reese
                                                                                one step ahead of the Colts.            down.                                    and sophomores Stephon Chew and
                                                                                    Woodson scored first, but the          Neither team scored again.            Eric Shaw.
                                                                                Colts quickly answered. The                What had promised to be an even           Reese scored both of Coolidge’s
                                                                                Warriors’ response, however, was        match turned out to be anything but.     touchdowns on runs.
                                                                                even faster and more devastating.       Coolidge entered the game with a 6-          Though they trailed by at least
                                                                                They deflated the Colts and their       4 record, Woodson a 7-5 record.          two scores for most of the game,
                                                                                fans with a quick-strike, 80-yard       Coolidge’s record is slightly mis-       the Colts kept fighting, a trait
                                                                                touchdown pass from sophomore           leading, too, as it had to forfeit one   coach Lane said is ingrained.
                                                                                quarterback Ricardo Young to jun-       of its wins for using an ineligible      “We’re not going to do any quit-
                                                                                ior wide receiver Joelil Thrash.        player. When they met in                 ting,” he said.
                                                                                    When the Colts narrowed their       September, Coolidge had lost by              Woodson will face Dunbar in the
                                                                                deficit to 28-13 in the second half,    only eight.                              championship game tomorrow at
                                                                                Woodson struck back before the cel-        But the penalties and big plays       Eastern High.
The People and Places of Northwest Washington                                                                                                      November 21, 2007 ■ Page 17

                                            Picking a pup
  By Amy Longsworth
                                            Dog lovers flock to shelters
                                            to adopt puppy-mill rescuees
The college tour:                           By AILEA SNELLER
Friend or foe?                              Current Correspondent

                                                        ith soaring skylights, trickling

            y son and I are touring col-                waterfalls and classical music in
            leges. After a Saturday                     the background, the Washington
            morning visit to Whitman, a     Animal Rescue League shelter on Oglethorpe
small, attractive, liberal arts school,     Street has the ambience of a high-class pet
we find ourselves in Walla Walla,           spa, rather than a refuge for homeless animals.
Wash., for the remainder of the week-       On Saturday, the warm vibes extended to the
end.                                        lobby, where the
    Many people say the college tour        atmosphere was
is the last, precious bit of time a par-    reminiscent of a
ent gets to spend with a child and that     maternity-ward
it is a good bonding opportunity.           waiting room.
These people have clearly never spent           Two dads
the weekend in Walla Walla in a sin-        exchanged tips on                                                                                                               Bill Petros/The Current
gle room at the Best Western with           puppy house-                                                                                          The Washington Animal Rescue League
their 18-year-old son.                      training while                                                                                        took in 105 of the almost 1,000 dogs taken
    Don’t misunderstand me. We are          their toddlers                                                                                        from a puppy mill in Hillsville, Va., earlier
getting along well, and he is a good        squealed with                                                                                         this month. Adoptions began last weekend.
companion, when he speaks. He’s             delight each time
easy-going, and when he’s not sleep-        a dog walked by.                                                                                          “Puppy mill” is an umbrella term applying
ing I enjoy his gently ironic, some-        Dozens of pet                                                                                         to a variety of unsavory dog-breeding opera-
what goofy sense of humor. He’s also        shoppers crowded                                                                                      tions that take place outside the guidelines of
highly obser-                               through the kennel hallways, peering hopeful-                                                         state laws and animal-rights organizations. The
vant, and I                                 ly into clean, brightly lit pens — nearly all of                                                      phrase might describe a trailer where a few
love the         These people               them there because of something they heard                                                            dozen dogs are bred without ventilation, light
occasional       have clearly               on the news.                                                                                          or clean water, or an operation like the one in
moment                                          “I’ve wanted another puppy for a long          by the Humane Society of the United States.        Hillsville, Va. — one of the largest authorities
when he          never spent                time,” said Lauren Trippe, 14, as she reached      About a thousand dogs were rescued at the          have seen in the state — where hundreds or
weaves his
bits of data
                 the weekend                down to pet a wiggling Boston terrier mix          closing two weeks ago, and the Washington          thousands of dogs were found in cramped,
                                            who jumped up to lick her hand. “Neither one       Animal Rescue League took in 105 of them.
into the sort    in Walla Walla             of my parents wanted to get one, but then we          The footage of corgis from the mill con-
                                                                                                                                                  outdoor cages without proper care.
                                                                                                                                                      Puppy-mill conditions can range from
of unexpect-     in a single                heard about the puppy mill.”                       vinced the Trippes to come down and take a         uncomfortable to inhumane and dangerous.
ed question
that makes       room at the                    She and her mother, Loretta Trippe, headed
                                            to the rescue league after seeing on TV the
                                                                                               look. “We’re partial to corgis. But they’re all
                                                                                               cute,” said Loretta Trippe, peering into a ram-
                                                                                                                                                  Diseases can spread quickly in crowded,
                                                                                                                                                  unsanitary conditions, and these environments
me ponder        Best Western               story of a Southern Virginia puppy mill closed     bunctious pen of four mixed-breed puppies.                                  See Puppies/Page 26
life from a
new angle.       with their 18-
    No, the      year-old son.
issue is cer-
tainly not Nathaniel; he’s fine, he’s on
track, he’s going to college (some col-
                                            ‘Tis the season for skating: National Gallery rink opens
lege — there are thousands out there,       By ARIN GREENWOOD                                                                                                    ful-creepy bronze sculptures are
they tell me), and his bright future lies   Current Correspondent                                                                                                so positioned that if they had
before him. I could pile on more                                                                                                                                 heads they would appear to be

clichés but it would take too long              t is 1:30 p.m. and brilliantly                                                                                   watching the rink. There’s a
when what I really want to say is that          sunny on this Saturday, Nov.                                                                                     crowd of skaters in coats and
the problem (and this will really sur-          17, the opening day of the                                                                                       mittens, many hugging the wall
prise you) is about me: I feel old.         2007-08 season at the National                                                                                       of the rink, and two men in the
    Old. Old. Old. Really old. I don’t      Gallery of Art’s ice-skating rink.                                                                                   center of the rink spinning and
even know where to start. First, on the     A reporter is walking through the                                                                                    leaping and looking nearly
campus tours, I am supposed to drip         sculpture garden, past Scott                                                                                         beatific. But since the sculptures
along in the back with the other par-       Burton’s polished granite chairs,                                                                                    do not have heads, they are
ents, holding doors and holding my          with her brother and her broth-                                                                                      merely facing in the direction of
tongue. These treks are long and slow.      er’s fiancée and their dog, Kaya;                                                                                    the rink
We parents wear running shoes with          they are going to skate.                                                                                                “We thought we were going
multilayered, high-tech soles engi-            “No dogs,” says the security                                                                                      skating in the morning, not this
neered for hitting the road. The kids,      guard.                                                                                                               late,” the fiancée explains.
on the other hand, wear flat canvas            The brother and Kaya turn                                                                                            So perhaps the reporter over-
shoes — the girls’ have rounded toes        around and leave the park, look-                                                                                     slept and did not take her broth-
with little straps and bows, while the      ing peeved.                                                                                                          er and his fiancée skating early
boys’ have flat soles, like the footwear       “Sorry he’s cranky,” says the                                                                                     enough. So sue her. Or just
formerly known as boat shoes. They          fiancée, looking into the trees at                                                                                   leave and go to lunch. Really,
are variations of what we used to call      the crowd of headless bronze                                                              Bill Petros/The Current   you’re going to leave? Well, OK,
sneakers — remember them? —                 sculptures by Magdalena                Six-year-old Katriel Oberman, left, and 5-year-old Mia Hinton, right,        then, see you later.
                  See College/Page 26       Abakanowicz. The gaunt, beauti-        with her mother, Anke, hit the ice early on the rink’s opening day.                       See Skating/Page 20
18 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007                                                           THE CURRENT


                                                14th St. furnishings store adds full design services
                                                By JULIA WATSON                                      relationships. Claire also had a business                   filled the store, at 1829 14th St. NW, with
                                                Current Correspondent                                degree from Georgetown University that                      tables, chairs, sofas, lights, rugs and
                                                                                                     focused on entrepreneurship.                                renowned designers’ pieces, like Harry

                                                    n April 2003, a shiny new home-furnish-             Both, too, owned their own homes in the                  Bertoia’s Diamond chair, Marcel Breuer’s
                                                    ings store opened in the block of 14th           area around 14th Street.                                                          Wassily chair and Mies
                                                    Street that had begun to blossom several         They had designed the                                                             van de Rohe’s famous
                                                years before with the launch of contempo-            spaces themselves, mak-                                                           Barcelona chair. If they
                                                rary kitchen-and-bathroom boutique Home              ing regular trips to New                                                          didn’t stock it, they could
                                                Rule.                                                York to buy furniture and                                                         probably get it.
                                                   The business partners behind Vastu, the           do fittings. Then they                                                                      What the pair
                                                new shop, seemed an unlikely pair to tackle          began doing homes for                                                             learned soon after open-
                                                the venture. Jason Claire had spent seven            their friends, traveling to                                                       ing, Claire said, “is that
                                                years in health-care consulting. Eric Kole           New York again and                                                                people really do need not
                                                had put in 13 years on the software sales cor-       again to haunt its design                                                         just furniture they can’t
                                                porate ladder.                                       stores. Why, they asked                                                           find in Washington, but
                                                   But dig deeper and you discover that              themselves, don’t shops like this exist in                  help in getting from A to B.” Clients wanted
                                                Claire graduated from Duke University with           Washington?                                                 full design services.
                                                a double major in design and art history, and           Kole, tired of the commute to Reston, Va.,                   Now Vastu (the word for an ancient
                      Bill Petros/The Current   Kole studied economics and consumer                  and Claire, who was much more interested in                 Sanskrit philosophy that embraces the art of
Vastu owners Eric Kole, left, and Jason         design at Cornell, looking into how our              aesthetics than health care, sat down, drew                 placement, proportion, space, color and ori-
Claire talk with customer Nancy McConnell.      designed environments affect behavior and            up a business plan and launched Vastu. They                                              See Vastu/Page 23

                                                                               FAVORITE PLACES

                                                                                                                                                                                               Billl Petros/The Current
                                                                             The “Dumbarton Oaks Conversations” paved the way for the United Nations.

                                                                             A site of historic — and fictional — encounters
                                                                             By ANNE EIGMAN                                                          chased 53 acres of land, house and farm buildings and
                                                                             Current Correspondent                                                   renamed the area Dumbarton Oaks, to honor the origi-
                                                                                                                                                     nal owner’s birthplace of Dumbarton, Scotland. A cou-

                                                                                         hat is the ideal Washington location to dis-                ple who traveled extensively, the Blisses intended to
                                                                                         cuss important matters in elegant surround-                 use their new home and garden to showcase their
                                                                                         ings? Ever since seeing a “West Wing”                       appreciation for European styles and to create a new
                                                                             episode where two leading characters resumed discus-                    kind of country house in the city. Twenty years later, in
                                                                             sion of an important issue in what appeared to be the                   1940, the Blisses donated 16 acres of their original
                                                                             Dumbarton Oaks garden, I’ve mentally reserved this                      property, along with their home and art collection, to
                                                                             space for any future conversations I might have that                    Harvard University, which still manages the site today.
                                                                             would match the intensity shared by those two fiction-                     As a diplomat with an intense interest in interna-
                                                                             al White House staffers. In fact, from 1920 until today,                tional issues, Robert Bliss in 1944 offered the music
                                                                             Dumbarton Oaks has been the site of conversations for                   room of his home to representatives of the State
                                                                             a few famous historical figures — as well as countless                  Department for what became known as the Dumbarton
                                                                             local residents who have been drawn to the history and                  Oaks Conversations. These historic discussions
                                                                             natural beauty of this cultural institution.                            focused on the possibility of establishing an interna-
                                                                                In 1920, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss pur-                                                      See Dumbarton/Page 20

                                                                                The Current welcomes submissions of “Favorite Places” — personal essays about places in Washington. Stories should be written
                                                                                in the first person and total 700 to 900 words. They will be subject to editing, and authors must be available to pose for a picture.
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    Absolutely, says Bob Kiebler, executive chef at the
downtown D.C. branch of the legendary Morton’s
chain. He’s been with the company 12 years, about                                                                                                        The season’s grandest musical tradition…
half of them at the Georgetown branch, and he should
know.                                                                                                                                                            Messiah                George Frideric Handel

    Besides, he graduated from the Morton University
in Chicago. It’s not, obviously, a college of academe,                                                                                                                Washington National Cathedral
but it has the same goal: to turn out people who know
                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, December 7, at 7:30 pm
everything in their subject — in this case, how best to
                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday, December 9, at 4 pm
cook different cuts of beef the Morton’s way.
    Kiebler gets deliveries of 2,000 pounds of the stuff                                                                                                              The Washington National Cathedral
each week, for the Connecticut Avenue restaurant                                                                                                                      Choir and Baroque Orchestra,
alone. It comes, like all Morton’s steaks eaten every-                                                                                                                Michael McCarthy, conductor
where in the nation, from two vendors in Chicago, in                                                                                                                  Susan Lewis Kavinski, soprano
massive refrigerated trucks.                                                                                                                                          Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano
    The corporation identifies just how the steaks                                                                                                                    Rufus Müller, tenor
should be handled, from the moment of delivery on. In                                                                                                                 Nathan Berg, bass
the training, Kiebler says, aspiring chefs are taught to
maintain consistency and learn standard company                                                                                                                       Reserve your tickets today:
recipes. The 10-day course is followed by six to eight                                                      Bill Petros/The Current                                   phone (202) 537-2234.
weeks of hands-on work at a Morton’s that puts them                Morton’s executive chef Bob Kiebler cooks by the                                                   Purchase tickets online at:
through every station in the kitchen. Chefs are never              book: the Morton’s Steak Bible.                                                          
coached at the restaurant they’re destined to run.
    It all promotes what Kiebler describes as “the                 His own favorite, though, is the rib-eye steak. “It’s got                                          Washington National Cathedral
Morton vision, the Morton philosophy: Always use the               a lot more flavor: more marbling, more fat.”                                                       Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
best products any time, anywhere, no matter what the                   Kiebler came to Morton’s with experience already                                               Washington, DC 20016-5098
cost.” There’s even a cookbook, for sale to the public,            as a chef at different locations around the capital area.
called “Morton’s Steak Bible.” If a chef, once estab-              Raised in Takoma Park, he had started young in cook-
lished in his own branch, wants to cook off-message,               ing, when his father, an engineer with NASA, and his
then, says Kiebler, there’s the opportunity at the two             mother, a court reporter, sent him away to preparatory
meals a day prepared for employees.                                school in New England. There the boys were put into
    Arnie Morton and his first chef, Klaus Fritsch, start-         teams to take turns working in the kitchens and mak-
ed the chain in 1978 in Chicago. They went into busi-              ing meals for the students.
ness together, Kiebler explains, “to open a saloon for                 When he graduated, he went to Montgomery
the rich, a neighborhood bar for the rich.” From the               College to study hospitality management, working
beginning, “The place served only the finest ingredi-              throughout his studies at restaurants in the area. It was-
ents. Nothing too complicated, but excellent — U.S.                n’t quite his first pick. “I would much rather have been
prime cuts, lobsters” — food for the affluent, who                 like Richard Branson, a captain of industry,” he says
make up most of Morton’s clientele, he said.                       with a grin, referring to the head of the Virgin compa-
    “Steak has a lot of pull for everyone,” said Kiebler,          nies.
with filet mignon the best seller “in most all places.”                                             See Morton’s/Page 23

   Chef Bob Kiebler shared with The                    CHEF’S CHOICE                     With the mixer running, pour the melted
   Current Morton’s recipe for Hot                                                       chocolate into the bowl and mix for
   Chocolate Cake. It serves six.                                                        about two minutes longer.
                                             3/4 cup all-purpose flour
   According to the Morton’s cookbook,       18 fresh raspberries                        Put the confectioners’ sugar and flour in
   this is the chain’s No. 1 dessert. “If    6 scoops vanilla ice cream                  a fine-mesh sieve and sprinkle into the
   you like molten chocolate cakes, you’ll                                               chocolate mixture. With the mixer set on
   be thrilled at how easy they are to       Directions:                                 medium speed, beat for 30 seconds or
   make,” it says. “To get the right con-    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.            until well mixed.
   sistency, though, you must bake small,    Generously butter six soufflé cups and
   individual cakes; for these, you will     sprinkle each with granulated sugar. Tap    Pour the batter into the prepared soufflé
   need 6-ounce soufflé dishes or            out excess sugar.                           cups, leaving about 1/4 of an inch
   ramekins.”                                                                            below the rim. Set the soufflé cups on a
                                             Melt the butter and chocolate together in   baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 min-
   Ingredients:                              the top of a double boiler, with barely     utes, or until puffed and about 1 inch
   1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room       simmering water in the bottom. Remove       above the rim. The centers will be soft
       temperature, plus more to grease      the boiler from the heat.                   but not sticky.
       the soufflé cups
   Granulated sugar                          In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted     Remove the cakes from the oven and
   12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet        with the whisk attachment and set on        immediately invert each onto a serving
       chocolate, coarsely chopped           low speed, or with a hand-held beater,      plate. Remove the cup and garnish each
   8 large egg yolks, plus 7 large eggs      beat the egg yolks and eggs for about       plate with three raspberries and a scoop
   1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar           two minutes, or until light and smooth.     of vanilla ice cream.
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                                                       Northwest Real Estate
DUMBARTON                              include a miniature Roman
                                       amphitheater, a rose garden with
                                                                             were indeed facing north, even
                                                                             these interruptions did not seem to      SKATING                                 cargo pants, hasn’t lost his beatific
                                                                                                                                                              expression. But the other seems to
From Page 18                           800 varieties of roses that was       prevent this couple and their            From Page 17                            be getting more intense, focused.
                                       known to be Bliss’ favorite spot, an daughter from enjoying the sur-                                                   Is there going to be a skate-off?
tional organization dedicated to       orangery dating from                               roundings and continu-          The reporter walks to the skate     They move closer together still,
maintaining peace and security, and    1810, an antique                                   ing their ongoing con-      rental booth, picks up some size 7      the taller skater still spinning and
were the precedent for what in         Provençal fountain, a tree                         versation.                  skates, puts on her skates and          the shorter skater — who looks
1945 became the United Nations.        dating from the 18th cen-                              In keeping with this    walks onto the ice. Boy, it’s more      like a suburban dad on a Saturday
    As a gardener, Mildred Bliss       tury, and numerous                                 sense of privacy that       slippery than she remembers.            afternoon in a loose plaid button-
collaborated with landscape archi-     smaller gardens and                                garden visitors enjoy       She’s hugging the rail
tect Beatrix Farrand to establish      walkways. At most of the                           during their visits, it     with the hoi polloi of
three guiding principles for the 10    18 separate areas on this                          may not be surprising       skaters who are of
acres that became the formal gar-      tour, benches provide vis-                         to learn that many pro-     every age and ethnicity,
den: It would become less formal       itors options for sitting                          posals have taken place     some of whom bear
to the north and east, farther from    down, reflecting and con-                          at this site. Christine     telltale icy behinds.
the house; plants would be featured    versing with others.                               Blazina, docent coordi-     There is a mother in
that would be of interest year-            On a recent weekend                            nator, also noted that in   purple with her little
round; and the space would be          afternoon visit to the site,                       the 1980s, Jonathan         boy and little girl, also
equally suitable for entertaining      I was joined by what                               Pollard, the Israeli spy,   both in purple. The kids
and for living.                        seemed only a handful of Bill Petros/The Current was known to have             are wearing rentals; the
    Today, a walk through the          others but was actually      Anne Eigman at        passed secrets in the       mother’s skates are her
Dumbarton Oaks garden reveals          about 50 people, the         Dumbarton Oaks        garden. And, if life        own. There are lots of
how Mildred Bliss managed to bal-      majority of whom I saw                             really does imitate art,    young couples holding
ance her interest in formal enter-     but didn’t hear. While my lack of     further policy-related conversations     hands. There is a girl in
taining and living. On a self-guided   directional sense necessitated that I may also have taken place at             jeans with two streaming blond          down and pleated khakis — nearly
tour, visitors can see some of the     check in with the small family a      Dumbarton Oaks — but it’s hard to        pigtails and a boy skating back-        bumps the other. No fight ensues.
highlights of the garden. These        stop behind me to confirm that we     know.                                    ward, not leaving his slower, less      Instead, the two of them clasp
                                                                                                                      agile friend behind.                    hands and spin together, around
                                                                                                                          The reporter tries to mask her      and around, looking joyous and
                                                                                                                      lack of facility on the ice by ask-     graceful and grinning.
                                                                                                                      ing various people if they’re               A father with his tiny daughter,
                                                                                                                      enjoying the skating. The people        all in pink — pink dress, pink hat,
                                                                                                                      tell her they are and then skate off.   pink mittens — says, “You have
                                                                                                                      She tries to make conversation          to keep practicing if you want to
                                                                                                                      with some of the many people            learn how to do this. Just like
                                                                                                                      skating around the rink with “Help      math.” He lets himself fall. “See,”
                                                                                                                      the Homeless” T-shirts.                 he says. “Falling is OK. Don’t be
                                                                                                                          “Did you come from the home-        scared to try.”
                                                                                                                      less rally?” the reporter asks a            The National Gallery of Art
                                                                                                                      group of boys in these shirts.          Sculpture Garden ice-skating rink
                                                                                                                          “Yes,” the boys say before          is on the National Mall at 7th
                                                                                                                      skating off to say “Hola” to an         Street and Constitution Avenue
                                                                                                                      older woman holding a video             NW. Admission (for two-hour ses-
                                                                                                                      camera just outside the rink. The       sions, beginning on the hour) is $7
                                                                                                                      reporter is not fast enough to catch    for adults and $6 for seniors (50

                                                                                                                      up and ask follow-up questions,         and over), students (with valid ID)
                                                                                                                      like: How do you do this again?         and ages 12 and younger. Skate
                                                                                                                          But she skates, and she enjoys      rental is $3 (ID required), and
                                                                                                                      the fine sunny day, and she sees        locker rental is 50 cents, with a $5
                                                                                                                      the two men with the beatific           deposit. The rink will remain open
                                                                                                                      looks on their faces leaping and        through mid-March from 10 a.m.

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                                                                                                                      spinning. They are skating sepa-        to 9 p.m. Monday through
                                                                                                                      rately but seem to be moving clos-      Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
                                                                                                                      er together. The taller one, in a       Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                      gray polo and close-fitting green       to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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Dutch Colonial in AU Park is light and bright
                                        bathroom has the origi-

        right, white and filled
        with light: That describes      nal black-and-white
        every room of this Dutch        tiled floor, relatively
Colonial in American University         new white fixtures that
Park. The hardwood floors are           include a scalloped,
finished in the bleached,               rimmed pedestal sink,
                                        and a window with a
                                        view of the pool area.
ON THE MARKET                               The updated kitchen
BETH GILBERT                            has white cabinets with
                                        brushed stainless-steel
Scandinavian style, the recently        door and drawer pulls
painted walls are eggshell with         that coordinate with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Beth Gilbert/The Current
white trim, and every room has at       new stainless-steel
least one window.                       appliances. The beige                                                                                                         This Dutch Colonial in American University Park, listed
    Built in 1935 and located at        granite countertops                                                                                                           at $799,000, features Scandinavian-style bleached
4620 47th St. near the intersec-        have depth and details                                                                                                        hardwood floors. The house dates to 1935.
tion with Chesapeake Street, the        with streaks of cream,
east-facing brick home is painted       flecks of burgundy and bits of        fixtures and white subway tile                  The home has recessed radia-                                  be upgraded to natural gas.
white with black trim and shut-         dark green. A west-facing win-        around the combination                       tors and a one-car garage. An oil                                   The home is listed with Evers
ters. Inside, the unusual hard-         dow and half-glass door on the        tub/shower with sliding glass                tank provides fuel for the boiler,                               & Co. Real Estate Inc. for
wood floors are an immediate            back wall provide views of and        doors.                                       although the Realtor noted that                                  $799,000. For more information,
eye-catcher. To the left of the         access to the pool and yard. There        The finished bottom level is             the home also has gas, which                                     call Mary Lynn White at 202-
foyer is the spacious living room,      is also a south-facing window         accessed via another bleached                heats the water tank and fuels the                               309-1100 or Melissa Snowden at
exposed on three sides. There is        above the sink.                       hardwood staircase off the back              stove so the heating system could                                301-325-9843.
one front window, and two more              The staircase and second level    hallway across from the powder
on the south wall flank a wood-         also have bleached floors. The        room. A large family room has
burning fireplace with a white          master bedroom, located above         16-inch, slate-like ceramic tiles
columned mantel. French doors           the living room, is exposed on        on the floor, many recessed
with sidelights on the back wall        three sides and has four windows      lights, two windows and a wood-

open to a pool, patio and garden.       and three closets. One is quite       burning fireplace.
    To the right of the foyer is the    large and includes a window and           A new full bathroom has
dining room. It has a chair rail,       dressing area.                        cream-colored 12-inch ceramic
crown molding, a recessed china             A second large bedroom above      tiles on the floor with a decora-
cabinet with glass shelves and          the dining room has a southeast       tive mosaic-tiled border, both of
two windows facing east and             exposure, two windows and,            which are replicated in the large
north with white wood shutters.         inside the closet, a pine staircase   shower, which has plate-glass
    The kitchen is conveniently         up to the attic storage area.         doors. The bathroom has a sec-
located through a swinging door             A hall bathroom was expand-       ond door (a nice feature) that
from the dining room, or through        ed, likely by incorporating part of   opens to a foyer or changing area,
a short, connecting hallway along       a smaller third bedroom, which        which in turn has a door leading
the back of the home from the           also provided the extra closet        to the pool and rear yard.
living room. The hallway gives          space in the master bedroom. It           The basement also includes a
the first level a nice flow and also    has two windows, white 12-inch        laundry and utility area with an
includes a powder room. The             ceramic tile on the floor, white      extra refrigerator.

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                                                                 Northwest Real Estate
                    nts. Now more than E
    E xp erience Cou                    ver.   ANC 2D
                                                ANC 2D                                 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Chevy           and that they are a driving force

                                                ■ SHERIDAN-KALORAMA
                                                                                       Chase Community Center,                  behind the construction of the
                                                                                       Connecticut         Avenue       and     hotel.
                                                  The commission will meet at          McKinley Street NW.                          There will be more than 30
                                               7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Our Lady                  Agenda items include:                acres of green space in the first
                                               Queen of the Americas Church,           ■ report from the D.C. Department        phase of the development.
                                               California Street and Phelps            of Transportation on the status of the       The second phase will encom-
                                               Place NW.                               traffic signal at Connecticut Avenue     pass the southwestern corner and
                                                  For details, call 202-744-5770, e-   and Morrison Street.                     is planned to include 880,000
                                               mail to or        ■ report from the Friendship             square feet of new residential
                                               visit                 Heights Task Force.                      space and ancillary retail. There
                                                                                           For details, call 202-363-5803       will be a request for proposals
                                               ANC 3B                                  or contact chevychaseanc3@veri-          similar to the first phase, Cox said.
                                               ANC 3B
                                               Glover Park                                                    The final phase is scheduled to
                                               ■ GLOVER PARK/CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS
                                                                                                                                have 550,000 square feet of new
                                                  The commission will meet at          ANC 4A                                   space.
                                               7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Guy          ANC Village
                                                                                       Colonial 4A                                  A draft environmental impact
                                                                                       ■ COLONIAL VILLAGE/CRESTWOOD
                                               Mason Recreation Center, 3600           Shepherd Park
                                                                                       SHEPHERD PARK/BRIGHTWOOD
                                                                                                                                statement was published Nov. 9,
                                               Calvert St. NW.                                                                  Cox said, and the 30-day review
                                                  Agenda items include:                   The commission will meet              period will close Dec. 10.
                                               ■ police report.                        at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Fort          ■ decided not to vote on an appli-
                                               ■ discussion of options regarding       Stevens Recreation Center,               cation submitted by J&B Food
                                               the Glover Park liquor-license          13th and Van Buren streets               Market at 233 Upshur St. NW to
                                               moratorium.                             NW.                                      extend its hours of operation by
                                               ■   consideration of Alcoholic             For details, call 202-291-9341.       one hour from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
                                               Beverage Control renewal applica-                                                    Commissioner                 Kevin
                                               tions for JP’s Nightclub, 2412          ANC 4C                                   Hummons said he had heard no
                                               Wisconsin Ave.; Good Guys Club,
                                                                                       ANC 4C
                                                                                       Brightwood/Petworth                      complaints about the convenience
                                                                                       ■ PETWORTH/BRIGHTWOOD PARK
                                               2311 Wisconsin Ave.; and Grog &         Crestwood
                                                                                       CRESTWOOD                                store’s operation and there was no
                                               Tankard, 2408 Wisconsin Ave.                                                     reason to object to the request.
                                                  For        details,    contact           At its Nov. 13 meeting, the          ■ voted 7-1, with commissioner
                                               or    visit      commission:                              Timothy Jones dissenting, to con-
                                                            ■ heard Timothy Cox, the chief           ditionally give a $925 grant to the
                                                                                       operating officer of the Armed           14th Heights Business Association
                                               ANC 3C                                  Forces Retirement Home, describe         for holiday decorations.
                                               ANC 3C
                                               Cleveland Park                          the revised draft master plan to             Commissioner Louis Wassel
                                               ■ CLEVELAND PARK
                                               Woodley Park / WOODLEY PARK             redevelop part of the home’s com-        said the four-block area “just
                                               MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE HEIGHTS
                                               Massachusetts Avenue Heights
                                               CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS
                                                                                       plex. He said the plan, which            needs a little dressing up.”
                                                                                       retains the home on the site, will           Audrey Nwanze, who is spear-
                                                  The commission will meet at          go to the National Capital               heading the decorations, said the
                                               7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the 2nd            Planning        Commission         in    association will purchase the dec-
                                               District Police Headquarters,           December. The Office of the              orations, which will be used again.
                                               3320 Idaho Ave. NW.                     Secretary of Defense will have the       Nwanze said she would be respon-
                                                  For details, call 202-232-2232 or    opportunity to review it in              sible for storing them.
                                               visit                        February, and Congress will be               At least 50 percent of the mer-
                                                                                       notified. Final approval, he said, is    chants will participate, she added.

      Susan Jaquet                             ANC 3D
                                                ANC 3D
                                               Spring Valley
                                                ■ SPRING VALLEY/WESLEY HEIGHTS
                                               Wesley Heights
                                                                                       anticipated in February.
                                                                                           Crescent Resources LLC has
                                                                                       been selected as the developer for
                                                                                                                                ■ agreed to give a $1,425 grant
                                                                                                                                requested by June Bland of the Xi
                                                                                                                                Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa
                                                                                       the first phase, which is expected       Alpha Society to provide each of
                                                  The commission will meet at          to take 12 to 15 years to complete.      the 75 children at the Spring Road
                                               7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Ernst                  The three-phase project will not be      Shelter with two books and craft
                                               Auditorium, Sibley Memorial             completed for several decades.           supplies.
                                               Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road               The first phase, which encom-            Bland told the group that many
                                               NW.                                     passes the southeastern portion of       other organizations provide
                                                  For details, call 202-363-4130 or    the complex, calls for neighbor-         Christmas toys. The society, she
                                               visit                        hood-oriented retail, bicycle and        said, is registered as a charity with
                                                                                       pedestrian paths, about 3,000 resi-      the Internal Revenue Service.
                                               ANC 3E                                  dential units (rental and for-sale)          The total cost of the effort is
                                                ANC 3E
                                               Tenleytown                              and a small hotel with meeting           $3,175, she said. A party for the
                                                ■ AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK
                                               American University Park
                                                FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS/TENLEYTOWN
                                                                                       facilities. The entire development,      children will be held Dec. 16.
                                                                                       Cox said, will be about 4.3 million          On the motion of her husband,
                                                  The commission will meet at          square feet. The buildings will be       commissioner Ronald Bland, the
                                               7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Lisner-        four to eight stories tall.              commission voted unanimously to
                                               Louise-Dickson-Hurt           Home,         Fifteen percent of the units will    approve the grant.
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                                                                                       be affordable for people earning
                                                                                       60 percent of the Washington
                                                                                                                                ■ voted 7-0, with one abstention,
                                                                                                                                to support petitions by residents
       202-365-8118 (Direct)                   ANC 3F
                                                ANC 3F
                                                                                       area’s median income, he said.
                                                                                       The rest of the units will be sold or
                                                                                                                                for speed humps on the 300 block
                                                                                                                                of Allison Street and the 100, 200,
     202-686-0029 (Home Office)                Forest Hills
                                                ■ FOREST HILLS/NORTH CLEVELAND PARK
                                                                                       rented at market rate. One hundred
                                                                                       units will be reserved as transi-
                                                                                                                                300 and 400 blocks of Webster
              Habla español • Parle français      The commission will meet at
                                               7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Capital
                                                                                       tional housing for veterans.
                                                                                           Plans call for the development
                                                                                                                                    The commission will meet at
                                                                                                                                6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the
                                               Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist          to be certified as “green.” Nine of      Community Room of the
       For All Your Real Estate Needs          Church, 3150 Chesapeake St.
                                                                                       the site’s historic buildings will be
                                                                                       reused for the hotel and confer-
                                                                                                                                Metropolitan Police Department
                                                                                                                                Patrol Services Bureau, 801
                     For details, call 202-362-6120 or    ence center and other projects. The      Shepherd St. NW.
                                               visit                        current mess hall will be used for           Agenda items include:
                   301-229-4000                                                        hotel meeting space.                     ■ presentation by Metropolitan
                                               ANC 3/4G                                    Robert Zeiller, the mid-Atlantic     Police Department Assistant Chief
                                               ANC 3/4G
                                               Chevy Chase                             regional vice president for              Diane Groomes, who is in charge of
                                               ■ CHEVY CHASE
                                                                                       Crescent Resources, said his firm        all patrol officers in the District.
                                                  The commission will meet at          has talked with nearby hospitals             For details, call 202-723-6670.
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                                                         Northwest Real Estate
                                                                                                                       school lets out. His son,
VASTU                                   Virginia. They’re fun, too.” Claire
                                        grins. “It’s like working with par-     MORTON’S                               he says, “is a rib-eye-
                                                                                                                       chicken-meat-kinda kid.”
From Page 18                            ents.”                                  From Page 19
                                            He finds the thirtysomething                                                   As for himself,
entation) is offering just that.        group doesn’t have a lot of experi-         After college he worked in         Kiebler says he’ll eat
    In the large basement below the     ence with design. They come to          restaurants and small country clubs    anything that doesn’t eat
showroom, designers can come up         him and say, “Make this happen.”        in the Washington area, until arriv-   him first. If it’s a meal
with a color palette, advise on win-    Empty nesters may have worked           ing at Morton’s in Georgetown.         out with the family, it’ll
dow treatments and floor cover-         with designers before — but not             The branch there was the           probably be Mexican or
ings, and even lay out an entire        for a very long time. Vastu, Claire     chain’s second. Kiebler was sent to    Italian. But given the
floor plan.                             said, can move from the first con-      run it following his schooling at      time, he would head
    Thousands of new units are          versation to a design plan or a floor   Morton’s University and his eight      down to New Orleans
going up all over the neighborhood      plan within a week.                     weeks of training, which took place    and tuck into a dish from
around 14th Street. Buyers of               If clients aren’t quite ready for   at the Morton’s in Tysons Corner.      Antoine’s or Brennan’s.
future apartments and lofts come in     that conversation, there’s a comput-        Wanting to spend more time         “I really love classic
for advice even before ground has       er they can play around on that         with his son, who is now 8, Kiebler    food.”
been broken. “They want to know,        illustrates some of the furniture       requested in 2001 a transfer to the        He and his wife like                                Bill Petros/The Current
‘Where do I put my cables?’” said       Vastu can offer — from designers        downtown location. The                 to give big parties where
                                                                                                                       Kiebler will don the
                                                                                                                                                      Bob Kiebler is executive chef at the
Claire.                                 of world renown to newer entrants       Georgetown restaurant isn’t open
    Their clients fall into two major                                           for lunch, so it draws the dinner      apron and demonstrate          Morton’s of Chicago in downtown D.C.
                                        into the trade to custom-made sofas
demographic groups, he said. One        built to order in California. The       crowd, which kept him at work          his skills, happy to show               then I transfer turkey to my
is single or recently married thir-     store’s Web site,, also     late. And then came the drive home     off for those not used to cooking       mouth.”
tysomethings establishing them-         displays a portfolio of interior        to Howard County.                      for quantities of people.                   Morton’s of Chicago
selves in careers, buying their first   design work Kole and Claire have            Although it’s open for dinner,         He’s laid-back about what it        ( is located at 1050
property. “They’re done with            already completed.                      the focus at the Morton’s near         takes to pull off a successful          Connecticut Ave. NW (202-955-
IKEA,” Claire said. “It’s time to           Claire calls Vastu’s style casual   Farrugut Square is primarily lunch,    Thanksgiving dinner. “There’s no        5997) and 3251 Prospect St. NW
build a home. They’re moving into       monochromatic with bits of color.       for the business-suited crowd. So      special secret. I use convection to     (202-342-6258). Main courses cost
lofts, and open-floor-plan living is    “Warm, comfortable, modern,” he         Kiebler can be home not long after     transfer heat from fuel to turkey,      $26 to $46.
challenging. They’re a lot of fun —     said. He sees what Vastu can offer
you get to teach a lot about furni-     as an opportunity for softening up
ture and the history behind some of     materials a little and focusing on
the pieces.”                            comfort. He particularly enjoys
    The other group, he said, are the   designing with a client who can
empty nesters selling their large       personalize a space with paintings
suburban homes and coming back          or pieces picked up traveling.
into the city to a large condo.             What if, heaven forbid, there
“They’re selling everything, start-     should be a fire in his own home,
ing over. We’ll help them edit their    what would he lug out of it? He
pieces. The scale of furniture they     reflects only a second and says,
need is totally different in the        “My two Barcelona chairs. I just
District than in Maryland or            love the purity of that design.”
24 Wednesday, november 21, 2007                                                            The CurrenT                                                                                                                      The CurrenT                           Wednesday, november 21, 2007 25

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                                         low tour-takers, by scooting around      Western has fluorescent lighting
COLLEGE                                  them on the wet grass to get to the
                                         front so I can at least hear a word
                                                                                  over the bathroom mirror help the
                                                                                  situation? It does not. Oh, I mourn
                                                                                                                           PUPPIES                                   officer at the Washington Humane
                                                                                                                                                                     Society, which has sheltered six of
From Page 17                                                                                                               From Page 17                              the puppy-mill dogs, has worked in
                                         or two, for crying out loud, and get     many things, but the passing of                                                    animal care for 18 years and has
before running shoes were invent-        a few more questions in, because         flawless skin is surely at the top of    often produce dogs that are not           seen the puppy-mill problem up
ed, an event so exciting for us          my son will counter by slowing           the list. Do not speak to me of the      able to bond well with humans or          close. “We have seen puppy
Boomers that we never moved on.          down to the point where he is at         merit badges of life’s experiences       other animals.                                                   mills here in
The thing is, I know that if I were      least 20 feet behind the rest of the     — drooping eyelids from vigilant         Once breeding                                                    the District.
to wear those little flat things while   group, lagging by himself and            nights with newborns, burn scars         mothers can no                                                   It’s fairly easy
shuffling around on endless brick        looking morose, which he knows           that represent the joys of cooking       longer repro-                                                    to set up one
walkways and up                                            will have the          family meals, mottled pigment            duce, they’re                                                    of these organ-
and down the stairs                                        desired effect of      from happy days on the beach, bro-       often killed or                                                  izations,” he
of science build-      Oh, I mourn many                    causing me to          ken capillaries from the pleasures       abandoned,                                                       said.
ings, my feet                                              think, Oh my God,      of the vine. I don’t want to hear it.    and puppies                                                               Puppy-
would feel as bad
                       things, but the                     after all the effort   Let’s talk lipo, laser and lifts.        that don’t sell                                                  mill operators
as my knees do         passing of flawless                 it took to get here        Speaking of the vine, there’s        tend to be dis-                                                  do not provide
already.               skin is surely at                   he’s going to get      one truly great thing about Walla        posed of, too.                                                   veterinary
    Then there’s the                                       nothing out of this    Walla, which is that it is the gate-     The dogs that                                                    care, adequate
question-asking        the top of the list.                at all, and to wait    way to Washington wine country.          survive are                           Bill Petros/The Current nutrition or
phenomenon. The                                            for him until I am     Saturday night, at a restaurant con-     sold to pet         Rescued puppy-mill dogs                      climate-con-
student tour guide,                                        suitably reposi-       verted from a 19th-century furni-        stores or indi-                                                  trolled envi-
walking not only comfortably but         tioned at the back of the pack.          ture factory, Nathaniel looks            viduals, with Internet sales increas- ronments because, Giacoppo said,
also backward in her darling little          There, in the rear, among the        around carefully at the crowd of         ing.                                      such expenses “cut into their prof-
shoes, is spouting all sorts of infor-   sweat suits, I resign myself to mar-     casually well-heeled diners sniffing         The digs at the Washington            its.” They can still sell their
mation about this college, to which      veling with my co-parents about          into their stemware with serious         Animal Rescue League are a far            unhealthy dogs for several hundred
these kids are considering devoting      how exciting it all is and how we        intent. He wants to know, “When I        cry from the squalor of the Virginia dollars each — or more.
four years of their lives and, more      wish we could do it all over again,      pass a kid on the street, I always       puppy mill. The dogs enjoy ortho-             “People take advantage of the
to the point, $180,000 of their par-     we would really appreciate it this       know exactly how old that kid is.        pedic mattresses, individual air-         human-animal bond for financial
ents’ money. Do they have any            time. Yeah, right. Put me on a col-      How does that work with adults?”         ventilation systems and the sound         gain,” said Giacoppo. “They know
questions? No. Do I have any ques-       lege campus and for every hour I             How does that work with              of cascading water over the sky-lit       people will pay a high price ... .”
tions? You betcha! Let me just start     spent reading Euripides, I’d spend       adults? It’s complicated, because        roofs of their kennels. The dogs              Jim Monsma, communications
right in with, do you really think I     10 hanging out with my friends,          while everyone up to the age of 22       were noticeably more alert, playful       director at the Washington Animal
want to hear about the fact that         partying, playing Frisbee, listening     more or less follows a track, after      and calm than those seen in the           Rescue League, warns that when
even though this alleged institute of    to music and eating. It’s the least I    that it’s a free-for-all. Life wreaks    harrowing news footage.                   shopping for a dog online,
higher learning has so-called distri-    deserve for the last 25 years of hard    havoc on all of us, but to unfairly          According to David Wild, a res- “chances are really good that what
bution requirements, don’t worry         work and childrearing. And it            differing degrees. All I know is that    cue league staffer, the puppy-mill        you’re looking at is a puppy mill.”
because your roommate was able           would all be paid for by, you know,      I feel right at home in this roomful     dogs are “making substantial                  It’s easy for “puppy millers” to
to satisfy the science credit by tak-    somebody else. Wheee!                    of thickening, silvering, contempla-     improvement.” While some of the           advertise a loving family farm, but
ing a class called Symmetry in               Except my knees would hurt, I        tive wine drinkers, and that is terri-   dogs sat huddled toward the back          because there is no reliable over-
Nature and was permitted to bring        would have to go to bed early and I      fying. I have to fight back some-        of their kennels, others were wag-        sight system for pets sold on the
in a hat and present it to the class     could not wear a bikini on that first    how, I must rage against the sag-        ging tails and jumping into laps.         Internet, “your chances of getting a
as her final project? A hat? Do you      day of spring when the sun comes         ging of the flesh. I know: I’ll go on        Cressie Gibson was looking for        healthy puppy [online] are very
find that amusing?                       out and everyone grabs a blanket         a 10-mile run, then I’ll apply to a      a dog for her college-age daughter.       slim,” he said, adding, “You’re bet-
    But I am not allowed to ask that     and a book and goes out to “study”       really cool school, early decision.      She strolled from kennel to kennel, ter off going to a shelter.”
question. I am not even allowed to       on the lawn. Did I mention old?          I’ll do it tomorrow, for sure. Right     asking staff and volunteers ques-             And the shelters are glad to
pass the clump of slow-moving fel-           And does the fact that the Best      now I am tired.                          tions about health, temperament           have the customers. On Saturday,
                                                                                                                           and behavior. Like almost all the         Washington Animal Rescue
                                                                                                                           families browsing for puppies, she        League executive director Scotlund
                                                                                                                           was drawn to the shelter by her           Haisley said the crowd was great.
                                                                                                                           tugged heartstrings.                      “We haven’t seen it this busy on a
                                                                                                                               “She’s fussy!” Gibson said,           weekend since Hurricane Katrina.”
                                                                                                                           smiling, while looking into the pen           He predicted that within two
                                                                                                                           of a fluffy, barking white bichon         weeks, all of the puppy-mill dogs
                                                                                                                           frisé named Svetlana. “Yeah, she’s        available for adoption would be
                                                                                                                           got a lot to say,” said Gwen              placed. The rest — nine of the
                                                                                                                           Mazorow, a volunteer groomer.             rescued were pregnant and have
                                                                                                                               Mazorow has been working to           since birthed about 40 puppies —
                                                                                                                           get the dogs clean and comfortable        will be up for adoption in a few
                                                                                                                           since their Nov. 9 intake. Though         weeks.
                                                                                                                           her hands show some scratch                   The process between falling in
                                                                                                                           marks, she said she has been              love with a puppy and taking it
                                                                                                                           impressed by the dogs’ behavior.          home takes about seven to 10 days,
                                                                                                                               “They’re all really sweet. They       according to Haisley.
                                                                                                                           struggle a little bit, but they don’t         For information on adoptions,
                                                                                                                           want to bite. They’re just scared,”       visit or,
                                                                                                                           said Mazorow. “And they’re a lot          or call the rescue league at 202-
                                                                                                                           happier after a haircut.”                 726-2556 or the humane society at
                                                                                                                               Scott Giacoppo, chief programs        202-576-3207.

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ANC                                          Irizarry chose Foggy Bottom for
                                         his home because of its proximity to
                                                                                 ... [and the] Kennedy Center to
                                                                                 walking to the movie theaters, shops
From Page 7                              the Metro and biking trails, as well    and restaurants here. Most of all, I
                                         as the “beauty of the historic dis-     like its neighborhood character.”
together with my fellow commis-          trict.”                                     Irizarry said he is interested in
sioners and the Foggy Bottom                 “Foggy Bottom is a great place      seeing Foggy Bottom’s “residential
Association in addressing the            to live,” he wrote. “One can do so      character” strengthened and wants
opportunities and challenges of our      many things on foot, from grocery       to see more residents and resident-
neighborhood.”                           shopping, going to the barber shop,     serving businesses.

SIBLEY                                                       the shuttle. Most neighborhood streets have two-hour
                                                             zoned parking, and she said many would just park in the
From Page 1                                                  neighborhood. “If you’re on a short visit, you have more
                                                             inclination to just park on the street,” she said.
multiple doctors.                                                Zoning Commission chair Anthony Hood asked the
   The hospital last month won the support of the            hospital to look again at what the neighborhood com-
Palisades-Spring Valley advisory neighborhood com-           mission suggested — which was to provide free parking
mission, despite continued concerns about traffic and        for an hour or short-term reduced rates — before the
square footage. Though the building is shorter than orig-    commission takes up the matter for a final vote, which
inally proposed, the base is wider, which hospital offi-     has not yet been scheduled.
cials said is designed to accommodate surgery and                Following Monday’s preliminary vote, commission-
imaging centers.                                             er Jeffries told the hospital to “take a look at this whole
   Chair Rachel Thompson said the commission is still        parking situation. ... See if you can work with the ANC
concerned about the impact of traffic on the neighbor-       to come to some mutually agreeable solution. Obviously
hood but was pleased that the Zoning Commission sup-         in this residential zone that’s a concern. ... Go back and
ported a number of the neighborhood’s suggestions.           take a look so we don’t have to spend as much time
   “I’m glad that we were able to make the changes that      going over this in final action.”
we were. The building is shorter and a little smaller. But       Hood also recommended the hospital work to
the proof is in the pudding — I’m really concerned           improve communication with the neighborhood groups.
about how this is going to work out,” Thompson said.         “I’m hoping the dialogue is better than it has been in the
   The neighborhood commission and an ad hoc group,          past,” Hood said, noting that there was no discussion
Sibley Neighbors for Responsible Growth, both said the       between the hospital and the neighborhood groups from
hospital should provide free short-term parking for          March to October. “Community groups are volunteers,
patients, but the Office of Planning disagreed.              and sometimes you have to work with them,” he said.
   Sibley offered instead to provide a free shuttle bus          The hospital has agreed to have quarterly meetings
between the hospital and the Friendship Heights Metro        with the neighborhood commission through its con-
stop. The Office of Planning supported that plan             struction period and to give $140,000 to local nonprofit
because it wants to encourage mass transit use.              Iona Senior Services and $30,000 for benches at the
   Thompson said yesterday that people going to the          Palisades Recreation Center as required neighborhood
office building for a short visit would probably not take    amenities to offset the impact of development.

PEDESTRIAN                               nals are red. Many of his cases
                                         involve pedestrians who were hit in
                                                                                 best to embed beacon lights into the
                                                                                 road and increase signage.                                 CHEVY CHASE DC
From Page 1                              a signalized crosswalk when a vehi-         Asked whether the city
                                         cle was turning. Signals do not guar-   Transportation Department could
                                                                                                                                      EW E
dangerous and should be eliminat-        antee safety, he said.                  install a signal, Jennings said                     N IC
ed.                                           The detective said crosswalks      Connecticut Avenue depends on
    “Just simply do away with the        without signals, such as the one        federal funding. The department has
crosswalk and have pedestrians           where Le was killed, are certainly      repeatedly requested a light at the
walk at the signalized crosswalks,”      the most dangerous. Many pedestri-      intersection, said Jennings, but the
said Jeff Jennings, the Ward 3 plan-     ans have been struck in such cross-     requests have been denied.
ner for the D.C. Department of           walks along Wisconsin Avenue, on            Jennings again suggested elimi-
Transportation. “Signalized cross-       Georgia Avenue in Brightwood and        nating the crosswalk, but a resident
walks are safer. It’s documented.        elsewhere in the city, he noted.        said it is needed to reach a bus stop,
They are just 100 percent safer.”            Forest Hills advisory neighbor-     and a commissioner said nearby
    Jennings made a similar plea a       hood commissioner Mital Gandhi,         Murch Elementary School also
year ago at a Glover Park advisory       who knew Le and her family, said        makes it necessary.
neighborhood commission meeting          that when he heard about the acci-          Cheh said she thinks crosswalks
after a Metrobus struck a pedestrian.    dent, he resolved to make the inter-    without signals “are extremely dan-
That accident occurred at the inter-     section safer.                          gerous.” But she did not say they
section of Wisconsin Avenue and              As a starter, Gandhi requested      should be eliminated.
Fulton Street, where there is another    increased police presence. To dis-          Some residents said they think
crosswalk without a signal.              cuss long-term solutions, he asked      there is also a problem with reckless                               Welcome Home!
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proposal, saying the Ellicott Street     including Ward 3 Council member         speedway during rush hours, and           of Chevy Chase. Grand foyer, living room w/FP, large formal dining room,
crosswalk provides the most direct       Mary Cheh, to attend Monday’s           the conditions are made worse by          breakfast room, French doors to deck. Open kitchen with imported Italian
means for reaching a bus stop.           neighborhood commission meeting,        the reversible lanes, some com-           cabinetry. Sub-zero refrigerator, Gaggenau range. Bosch D/W. Finished walk-
    Detective Mike Millett, who is       which they did.                         plained.                                  out basement w/full BA. Great yard. High ceilings, beautiful moldings and
investigating Thursday’s accident,           “I’m looking at DDOT and                Jennings said the culture of driv-    wood floors. 2 car parking. Walk to metro, schools and shops! $919,000
said he agrees that crosswalks with-     Council member Cheh as well for         ing in the city must change.
                                         what can be done now,” Gandhi           “There’s something seriously wrong
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out signals should be eliminated
throughout the city.                     said. “We want immediate action.”       with driver behavior in this city,” he                       SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
    “You just don’t always see the           After the meeting, Gandhi noted     said. “There’s no regard for pedes-                             from 12-3:00pm
pedestrians. There are a lot of things   that Mayor Adrian Fenty was help-       trians.”
that can block the view of a driver.     ful and pledged action. “He was the         Cheh said her office is looking              3820 MORRISON STREET NW
... And these cars do not stop on a      first one to respond to me,” said
                                                                                 into increasing fines for drivers who
                                                                                 do not yield to pedestrians, and
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dime,” Millett said. “The pedestrian
always loses.”                               Jennings said the Transportation    many at Monday’s meeting cheered.               KATRINA L. SCHYMIK 202-441-3982
    Millett said his preference is for   Department will have the intersec-      “I think a $500 penalty can certain-
pedestrians to be allowed to cross at    tion repainted within 30 days. He       ly concentrate the mind wonderful-                          w w w. h a g n e r. c o m
intersections only when all the sig-     said the department also will do its    ly,” said Cheh.
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                                                        Spotlight on Schools
Annunciation School                     ladies from the church ran the
    The first quarter has ended. On     event to raise money for charity. It
Nov. 13, students who performed         began with a “Breakfast with
to their best ability were recognized   Santa” for the young children.
with special awards. In addition to     Later, there were some very fun
those who made the honor roll,          activities. “Santa’s Sack,” an inflat-
which requires students to maintain     able booth with fans that blew
A’s and B’s, the Student of the         money, gift cards and raffle tickets
Month and the Principal’s Award         that people could catch and win,
winners were recognized.                was a popular activity with the
                                        older children.
     School DISPATCHES                      There were also raffles for
                                        money, toys, food and even an
                                        iPod. As always, there was a “cake
   Teachers give the Student of the     walk,” where kids played musical
Month award to students whose           chairs and the winners got cake or
actions exemplify the four Gospel       pie. There was also a lot of good
values. Fifth-grader Geraldy            food, such as hot dogs, sandwiches
Hasugian earned this award              and soda. There were some games
because he is curious, courageous,      outside, including a moon bounce.
hopeful and serene. The other win-      In the games, you could win things
ners were Frankie Grubar, Chiara        like fuzzy bookmarks and plastic
Lari, Mina Grace Larraquel, Peter       animals. There was something for
Marra and Chris Paul.                   all ages.
   Students who are on time, neat-          The fifth-graders have been
ly dressed in their uniforms and        studying the moon and space                                                                                                            Bill Petros/The Current
demonstrate the Gospel values           exploration in science class.               Wilson High School senior Jeremy Proctor participated in Saturday’s moot court competition.
receive the Principal’s Award. The      Recently they went on a field trip
winners of this award were Cole         to the National Air and Space
Arnold, Miles Arthur, Emma
Belanger, Christopher Gooden,
                                        Museum. The main purpose of the
                                        trip was to see a film called “Space
                                        Station 3D” at the IMAX theater.
                                                                                    D.C. students learn constitutional literacy
Dominique Jackson, Ian Maloney,
Amelia Mitchell, Theo Mordecai,         The film was about astronauts               By CAROL ABERNATHY                                       when the school’s principal interrogated the student
Chris Paul, Garret Peterson, Laura      building and repairing the                  Current Correspondent                                    about an incident of vandalism.
Quinones, Matthew Radcliffe,            International Space Station. The 3-                                                                      As the nation saw this summer, incidents as

Meghan Reilly, Sean Robinson,           D effect makes the viewer feel like                     aiting for the judges to announce the        minor as unfurling a banner advocating drug use in
Yasmeen Shuler, Ashley Thomas,          an astronaut floating around in                         names of competitors advancing to the        front of one’s principal can lead to the Supreme
Nikolas Valdez and Olivia Valdez.       space. In one part, a rocket takes                      semifinal round in Saturday’s moot court     Court; likewise, the students here saw through the
     — Isabel Yuri, eighth-grader       off and it seems like the explosion         competition at American University’s Washington          small-time story to the more critical issues beneath
                                        is going to suck you into its fiery         College of Law, Wilson High School student Isshai        it. The details of the case forced them to interrogate
Beauvoir School                         grasp! Tom Cruise narrated the              Kamara worried about her chances. “A judge told          their assumptions about authority and their own sta-
    We all love to read, don’t we?      film.                                       me I was too feisty,” she said, clearly savoring the     tus as students. “We wanted students to feel like
Well, every year at Beauvoir we             After the film, students were           remark and fretting about the criticism at the same      this is something that could affect them. If I do
have a book fair. We decorated the      free to look at the various exhibits.       time.                                                    something outside of school, can people in school
school for the fair. Parents helped     Many students’ favorite exhibit was            She shouldn’t have worried: Kamara advanced,          question me?” said Kathy Tuznik, law student and
fit everything into our dining room,    about how machines fly. This area           along with all three of her teammates, to the next       Marshall-Brennan fellow, as the instructors are
where we held the fair. Since the       had many hands-on activities that           stage of the competition held twice a year as part of    known.
theme this year was bees, students      were really cool. It was a fun learn-       the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy                 Eastern High School student Danziel Bright dis-
could make a “honeycomb,” and           ing experience for all the students.        Project. The program sends advanced law students         avowed any personal need for such legal niceties:
the honeycomb that we made was             — Fred Kardos, fourth-grader,            from American and Howard universities into area          “I know what I’m supposed to do in school and
hung on a wall in the dining room        and Vincent Kardos, fifth-grader           high schools to improve the constitutional literacy      what I’m supposed to do out of school,” said the
to make a gigantic beehive.                                                         of students and inform them of their rights and          student and football player. He does, however,
    The fair took place last week       British School                              duties as citizens.                                      admit that his comfort level with discussing consti-
from Tuesday through Thursday.          of Washington                                  Sobering stuff, certainly. But instructors liven up   tutional issues has increased dramatically: “I use it
Every class had a half-hour to shop        As part of our International             the material by appealing to the natural solipsism of    more now because I’m learning so much about it,”
during those days. There were all       Primary Curriculum, we started a            teenagers: The fictional case argued by Saturday’s       he said.
types of books. There were cook-        new topic for this term called “Our         competitors hinged on the rights of a high school            The competition divides students into petitioners
books, chapter books and picture        Place in Space.”                            student and whether those rights were transgressed                                        See Court/Page 31
books. The book fair also helped           We were given the “Space 100”
our school library. You could buy a     challenge: Collect 100 items asso-
book and donate it to the library. If   ciated with space in one week. We        not only completed the challenge,           Lowery Begay, a world-                 We stayed in our city-state
you donated, a label with your          had to be creative and imaginative,      but won the competition!                renowned hoop dancer from the           groups to compete in the sporting
name and the year was put into the      as no books or sheets of facts from          — Clemi and Freddie, Year 5         Navajo nation, recently came to our     events at Yates Field House at
book. Every time I check out a          the Internet were allowed! We had                         (fourth-graders)       school to discuss Navajo customs        Georgetown University. The events
book from the library, I look to see    a competition with the other Year 5                                              and religious beliefs. He told us       included chariot racing (riding
if I know the person who donated        class to see who could collect the       Georgetown Day School                   stories from long ago, played the       scooters around the track), sprinting
it.                                     items first. We were all very enthu-        The third-graders recently fin-      flute and danced with hoops. The        relays, a mile run, discus (Frisbee)
    Our school has a lot of items       siastic and couldn’t wait to get         ished their projects on explorers.      hoop dance was a highlight. He          throwing, swimming relays and
with its logo, such as backpacks        started.                                 Each student was paired with a          explained the significance of the       water survival (a game where stu-
and key chains with our mascot,            At the beginning, everybody           partner and assigned an explorer,       hoop dance. Every time he stepped       dents held onto a noodle and raced
the Beauvoir Bear. There is no bet-     found the challenge quite easy and       such as Ferdinand Magellan, Juan        through the hoop, an old person         across the pool).
ter time than at the book fair to get   we collected 50 items in two days.       Ponce de Leon, Vasco da Gama,           was supposed to live for another           Mrs. Burton, our social studies
these items.                            But then it got quite difficult to       Christopher Columbus and John           day. It was quite a hit!                teacher, and Ms. Bradley and Mr.
    This year, Katy Kelly, the author   think of new ideas to make it to         Cabot. At an “explorer luncheon,”                   — Samantha Shapiro,         Glass, our physical education
of a series called “Lucy Rose,”         100. We have a wide range of             students showed off what they had                                third-grader   teachers, were good at re-creating
came to the book fair and read to       items on display, including food         learned. All the third-grade parents                                            the ancient games. We not only
us. I really liked it.                  items, toys, games, clothes, rocks,      were invited. Every family provid-      Holy Trinity School                     learned about ancient Greece, but
               — Margaret Thoren,       plants and photographs. We really        ed a dish that reflected where an          Last week, some of our class-        also learned how to work in groups
                         third-grader   impressed our teacher with our rea-      explorer journeyed or lived. Parents    mates wrote about the academic          and got to know some of our class-
                                        sons for why we had brought in           and students had a chance to view       part of the Greek Olympics we           mates better. All the teams cheered
Blessed Sacrament School                specific items!                          the projects while sampling deli-       held while studying ancient Greece.     each other on, which encouraged
   On Nov. 10, our school held its         When we reached 100, the class        cious food. It was really nice to       This week, we will tell you about       us. It was hard work, but a really
annual Harvest Bazaar. Some             gave a loud cheer because we had         admire all of the finished work.        the physical part.                      good experience and a lot of fun.
30 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007                                                          THE CURRENT

DISPATCHES                             upper school students spent an
                                       hour writing letters of appreciation
                                                                              sword-fighting demonstration,”
                                                                              said Ada. “It was much better than
                                                                                                                            We are all looking forward to the
                                                                                                                                                                      first words. After the talk, we
                                                                                                                                                                      asked questions about his book
From Page 29                           to the school’s maintenance and        other plays I’ve seen.”                        — Shauna and Summer Durant,              “The Things They Carried” and
                                       kitchen staff, crossing guards,            Blair said: “It was really fun                                 sixth-graders        his life. It was cool to hear what in
you/With everything we’ve              coaches and teachers. The activity     because they showed how they                                                            the story was truth and what was
got/MUSTANGS!”                         was a pleasant break from the          made it look like they were bleed-            Sheridan School                           fiction. We all appreciated that he
    I know people think cheerlead-     daily schedule, and students           ing, and demonstrated the sword-                  The eighth-graders are currently      came to speak with us.
ing is a boring sport, but it really   enjoyed the opportunity to express     fighting.”                                    studying the United Nations. We               The St. Albans Bulldogs varsity
isn’t. I am a cheerleader for the      thanks to many important mem-              Delta said: “The opera was                are holding a simulation where            football team won the Interstate
Murch Mustangs. Our team has           bers of the school community.          funny, kind of boring, but at the             some students represent the mem-          Athletic Championship for the
been ranked first-place for two            The school is gearing up for       same time fascinating.”                       ber countries of the U.N. Security        first time in more than a decade.
years straight. We have won about      “International Week,” which will           “I think that we should have              Council. Others represent countries       Many of the players on the team
10 trophies in the past two years.     be next week. Upper school stu-        seen the whole play, to understand            that have an interest in whether          couldn’t even remember the 1994
    “This year’s squad is prepared,    dents and their parents will have      it better,” said Elisabeth. “And it           North Korea should be allowed to          championship. Most of them were
and I think we’re ready to take it     the opportunity to learn about         could use a bit more action. But              develop nuclear weapons.                  only 5 or 6 years old at the time.
to the next level,” said our coach     summer fellowships sponsored by        other than that, it was a fabulous            Additional roles include the secre-       Going into the fourth quarter
Laura Jones, also known as my          the school and hear from former        opera.”                                       tary general, deputy secretary gen-       against Landon, we were down 7-
mom. She believes we are ready         participants. The week will con-           “It was pretty good,” said                eral and a member of the                  3. Halfway through the quarter,
to take home the title this year as    clude with the annual international    Isabella.                                     International Atomic Energy               quarterback Francis Brooke had a
the champions in D.C.                  Cathedral service, which will fea-         Marisa said: “The opera was               Agency.                                   4-yard pass to Ramsey Bates for
    We compete in about four com-      ture the topic of women bringing       very informative. I found about                   So far, all but one member of         the winning touchdown. The
petitions a year. Two of them take     change to the world.                   half a dozen life lessons in it. It           the U.N. Security Council have            Bears got the ball back one more
place at Coolidge High School. If           — Libby Ulman, 11th-grader        was very educational and had                  stated that they believe North            time, but the Bulldogs played
you get a chance, you should                                                  amazing effects and scenery. I                Korea should not have nuclear             tough defense to finish the game.
come check us out. As coach            Shepherd Elementary                    really liked the confused and emo-            weapons. The one dissenter,               After the game, hundreds of peo-
Jones says, “We are the champi-           On Oct. 13, fifth- and sixth-       tional feel it had. I think that the          Congo-Brazzaville, argued that as         ple stormed the field to celebrate
ons.”                                  graders went to the Kennedy            ending made it better than                    an independent nation, North              the first championship in 13 long
         — Nia Jones, sixth-grader     Center to see famous opera “Don        ‘Madama Butterfly,’ the opera we              Korea should be able to do what it        years.
                                       Giovanni.” Students loved the          went to see last year.”                       wants. France, the country with the                — Hank Balaban, Form II
National Cathedral School              opera. It was a wonderful tale             Students are looking forward to           most advanced nuclear-energy pro-                              (eighth-grader)
   With Thanksgiving upon us           about love, life, hope and strife.     the program that comes with see-              gram, stated that North Korea
and the holiday season quickly         Students had a lot of thoughts and     ing this opera. Sometime in the               should not be allowed to make or          Wilson High School
approaching, students took time to     opinions about the opera. Here is      spring, fifth- and sixth-graders will         use nuclear weapons, but should be            On Wednesday and Thursday,
honor the people who help the          what some sixth-graders said:          perform an opera similar to “Don              allowed to develop nuclear energy.        all 10th-graders were required to
school run smoothly. On Nov. 9,           “I liked how they did the           Giovanni,” complete with scenery.             Representatives from most of the          take the D.C. Benchmark
                                                                                                                            other countries do not trust North        Assessment System exam in order
                                                                                                                            Korea to obtain nuclear weapons or        to prepare for the D.C.
                                                                                                                            develop nuclear energy because the        Comprehensive Assessment
                Springhouse of Silver Spring invites you to enjoy an                                                        countries don’t trust its leader, Kim     System exam, which will deter-

        After Dinner Desserts Presentation                                                                                  Jong Il.
                                                                                                                                The simulation is going well so
                                                                                                                            far, and students look forward to
                                                                                                                                                                      mine whether our school has met
                                                                                                                                                                      “Adequate Yearly Progress” stan-
                                                                                                                            the next day of discussion.                   On Wednesday, parents of the
                 “Transitioning into Assisted Living:                                                                          — Maddy Tank, eighth-grader            senior class had a meeting. They
                                                                                                                                                                      discussed the anticipated costs and
              Difficult Conversations with Your Parents”                                                                    St. Albans School                         logistics of prom, graduation, the
                                                                                                                               A couple of weeks ago,                 senior awards ceremony, the year-
                                 Wednesday, November 28, 2007                                                               esteemed writer and Vietnam vet-          book and the class trip.
                                                                                                                            eran Tim O’Brien visited the                  Wilson’s fall musical, “Into the
                                           7:00 p.m.                                                                        Sidwell Friends School to address         Woods,” was performed on Friday,
                                                                                                                            students and faculty from several         Saturday and Sunday. The lighting
      Presented by Stephanie Chong, LICSW & Care Manager                                                                    area schools. About 35 of the stu-        and sets made the “woods” appear
                                                                                                                            dents came from St. Albans. Much          quite real and the costumes were
                    Assistant Director, ESM Cares                                                                           of his talk was about his life and        beautiful. Students had been
                                                                                                                            regrets, but he also spoke about          rehearsing for about a month-and-
  One of the most common challenges families face when discussing assisted living                                           his writing and even shared some          a-half, and their work certainly
                                                                                                                            of his war experiences. He also           paid off.
  with a loved one is resistance from the person who needs the help; an                                                                                                  — Natalie Plumb, 12th-grader
                                                                                                                            told a funny story about his son’s
  unwillingness to consider this option.
  Another common obstacle is the family member's own discomfort in initiating a
  conversation regarding assisted living with the loved one.
  During this discussion, Ms. Chong will offer useful strategies to help families work
  through this process. With a background in social work, Mrs. Chong has been
  working with seniors and their families for ten years in home care, senior living                                           Language School for Children
                             and geriatric care management settings.                                                                 Fun Immersion Classes for 1-8 year olds

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                                                   Latimer’s confidence must have impressed          phrase. Drumming credits her teammate              that I’m really good at what I’m doing. ... You
COURT                                              the judges, too, who chose her for the semifi-
                                                   nal round.
                                                                                                     Jeremy Procter with honing her skills: “When
                                                                                                     we argue in class, he’s so good that we can
                                                                                                                                                        can wake me up in the middle of the night and
                                                                                                                                                        I can still argue the crap out of this case. ... I
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                                                      A flair for drama doesn’t come as easily to    make our rebuttals really strong.”                 can really see myself as a criminal lawyer.”
and respondents to determine which side of         everyone, but this, too, can be learned. Tuznik      Instructor Jeffrey Anwar agrees with this           Wilson student Christopher Cañas-Peña,
the case — student’s or state’s — each will        points out Wilson High student Morgan             assessment of Procter, but he is not distrib-      who ended the day with $200 in prize money
argue before a panel of judges. As each stu-       Drumming, who was told in the first round of      uting compliments idly. “That kid is so            as one of the four winners, added that the
dent competes individually, he or she is solely    the day that she needed to “command the           good, and he says he won’t go to college,”         course has a community-service aspect as
responsible for internalizing the details of the   room” more actively. “When she went the           he said, challenging Procter with what was         well. “I think it will help me in the future to
case as well as injecting passion and believ-      second time, the judges said, ‘You had the        clearly an old argument. Tuznik chimed in:         make a difference if I want to, as a lawyer or
ability into the performance. “My client’s         room,’” said Tuznik, as a clearly embarrassed     “We have had judges tell him that he is on         something else,” he said.
Fifth Amendment rights were violated, and          but proud Drumming looked on.                     his way, that this is exactly what advocates           Kamara one-upped Cañas-Peña’s assess-
the court should overturn the lower court’s           Team solidarity is obvious here; entire        do.”                                               ment: “I think this class should be required,”
decision,” Ballou High School’s Shakera            tables erupt when each semifinalist’s name is        Procter did not exactly relent, but he admit-   she proclaimed, and for a change at this table
Latimer stridently informed a table of             called, and students praise others’ speaking      ted that his successes here have made him          of feisty young advocates, there was no objec-
Marshall-Brennan fellows during a break.           style, strong argument or clever turns of         think more seriously about his future: “I find     tion.

LICENSES                                 Delaney said.
                                             The data presented Graham with
From Page 3                              one dilemma. Bossa Bistro in
                                         Adams Morgan earned only 9 per-
licensed eating establishments           cent of its gross by selling food and
citywide, only 27 — or 4 percent         thus faces sanctions or even shut-
— self-reported they did not make        down. But owner Rob Coltunn tes-
the minimum food-sale require-           tified his small jazz bistro has
ment. And of those, many were            served a “multicultural” music-lov-
close enough to the 45 percent           ing audience for years, with no dis-
threshold that they might be able        order.
to comply.                                   “We’re caught in the middle,” he
    “They could hire a new chef,”        said. The establishment can’t make
one witness suggested.                   enough money selling food but also
    Only 13 other establishments         can’t convert to a tavern license
did not submit the required quarter-     because of a liquor-license morato-
ly reports, and Delaney said her         rium in Adams Morgan.                                Visit the Convention Center and
agency has already begun issuing             Graham was sympathetic but                       discover the world within two blocks.
citations.                               offered no solution. “You’re at 9
    The data have several caveats.       percent. By every possible defini-                   Local setting. Global view.
The restaurants self-certified their     tion, you’re not going to make it.
sale information, and the beverage       Sounds to me like you’re out of                      As people from all over the globe gather at our convention center for business, they soon
regulation administration is still       business,” he told Coltunn.                          learn that the fun is found in Shaw—the revitalized neighborhood that surrounds us. Patrons
awaiting verifications from city             Some witnesses urged more tin-                   will find restaurants, shopping, art galleries and more—all within a two-block walking
audits, which have been trickling in     kering with the law, despite the                     distance. Catch the spirit today!
slowly.                                  already long delay in enforcement.
    But Delaney said already com-            Andrew Kline, counsel for the                    Visit these businesses to sample the feeling firsthand: Abou Master
pleted audits seem to confirm the                                                             Goldsmith, D’Vine Bakery & Café, Capital Business Center, Enterprise
                                         Restaurant               Association
                                                                                              Rent-A-Car, Euromarket, J. Sumner Salon and Day Spa, Old Dominion
overall picture. “From a sampling        Metropolitan Washington, said the                    Brewhouse and Mongolian Grill and Tokyo Sushi.
of audits, I’d probably say the over-    threshold for food sales is too high
all picture will hold,” she said after   and should revert to a $1,000 per
Graham’s hearing.                        seat minimum for restaurants sell-
    The statistics vary considerably     ing wine and beer, or $1,500 for
from ward to ward.                       those that also sell spirits. “Either
    Graham’s own Ward 1 had the          lower the threshold or look at the
largest number of problem estab-         whole law,” he urged.
lishments, 13, with the lion’s share         Ward 3 member Mary Cheh
in Adams Morgan. But some popu-          argued food sales are “not a very
lar venues that did not come close       precise instrument” for measuring                                           Thinking about…
to meeting minimum food-sale             whether an establishment will dis-
requirements (Chloe at 4 percent,        rupt a neighborhood. She, too, sug-
Madam’s Organ at 13 percent) are
already applying to convert to tav-
ern licenses, which do not require
                                         gested the council “rethink” the
                                             But activists from several neigh-
food sales.
    In Ward 2, five restaurants
reported themselves out of compli-
                                         borhoods with busy nightlife scenes
                                         said they are tired of waiting.
                                             “We don’t need to be ‘revital-
                                                                                              Buying a home?
ance, but most were close enough
to the 45 percent food-sale floor
that they may survive. Club Chaos
                                         ized’ anymore,” said David Mallof
                                         of Dupont Circle. “It’s time to
                                         enforce the law.”
on 17th Street, for example, earned          Laurie Collins, president of the
only 37 percent of its gross from        Mount Pleasant Neighborhood
food but has “hired a restaurant         Alliance and a former member of
consultant” to improve its menu,         the Alcoholic Beverage Control
one witness testified.                   Board, said her group respected a
    In Ward 6, Zanzibar and H2O,         two-year grace period to let
both on the Southwest waterfront,        licensees get in compliance, then
listed only 16 percent of receipts       another six-month extension.
from food sales. Council member          “Why on earth would we be chang-
Tommy Wells said he has been             ing this law again before testing
monitoring the two establishments        it?” she asked.
because of late-night hours and vio-         Graham seemed to agree.
lent incidents involving patrons.        “There’s not going to be any more
“They fill up after midnight,” Wells     delay. I take comfort that a relative-
said.                                    ly small number are noncompliant.
    No restaurants in wards 3 or 4       At some point you have to set the
appear to be having trouble meeting      goal down and live with it,” he
the     food-sale      requirements,     said.
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                                                                       Events Entertainment       &
        Compiled by Julio Argüello Jr.           mentaries “In Search of Gabo” and “Los          202-467-4600.                                                                                   donation suggested. Four Seasons Hotel,
                                                 Colombianos Tal Como Son.” 6:30 p.m.                ■ NSO Pops will present “An Evening of                                                      2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-388-
 Wednesday 21
Wednesday, Nov. NOVEMBER 21                      Free; reservations required. Art Museum of      Jerome Kern,” featuring a concert version                                                       0000.
                                                 the Americas, 201 18th St. NW. 202-458-         of “Show Boat.” 1:30 and 8 p.m. $20 to
Concerts                                         3752.                                           $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-                                                         Concerts
     ■ The National Gallery Chamber Players          ■ The “La Cinémathèque” series will         467-4600. The performance will repeat                                                               ■ Musical ensembles from Prince
Wind Quintet will perform works by Gabriel       feature Benoît Cohen’s 2006 film “If You        Saturday at 8 p.m.                                                                              George’s County Public Schools will per-
Fauré and Eric Ewazen as part of the week-       Love Me Follow                                                                                                                                  form. 3 p.m. $12 to $25. Concert Hall,
ly “Happenings at the Harman” series.            Me (Qui                                         Dancing                                                                                         Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
Noon. Free; reservations recommended.            m’aime me                                           ■ The Jamie Lynch Band will perform at                                                          ■ The winner of the Washington
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-           suive),” about a                                a swing dance. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $15.                                                      International Competition will perform. 4
547-1122.                                        doctor in his                                   Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin                                                            p.m. $14; $12 for seniors and students;
     ■ The Ken Hall Trio will perform jazz       30s who gives                                   Ave. NW. 703-359-9882.                                                                          free for ages 18 and younger. Phillips
selections. 12:30 p.m. Free. Hammer              up a successful                                                                                                                                 Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-
Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500         career to start a rock band. 8 p.m. $9.75;      Discussion                                                                                      2151.
17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.                       $7 for seniors, students, military personnel        ■ Dr. Barry Krakow will discuss his                                                             ■ The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra’s fifth
     ■ The International Woodwind Quintet        and ages 10 and younger. Avalon Theatre,        book “Sound Sleep Sound Mind — 7 Keys                                                           annual “Bach Brandenburg Festival” will
will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium            5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000.         to Sleeping through the Night: The Drug-           Saturday, NOVEMBER 24                        feature two concerts, at 1 and 5 p.m., and
Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.                                                             Free, Mind-Body Approach to Getting the                                                         a lecture by Georgetown University profes-
                                                                                                                                                    ■ Concert: Canadian folk-rock duo
     ■ “Hump Day Grooves” will feature           Sporting event                                  Sleep You Need.” 2 p.m. Free. Reiter’s                                                          sor Louis Reith, at 3 p.m. $35 per event;
singer-songwriter Peter Maybarduk. 9 to 11           ■ The Washington Capitals will play the     Books, 1990 K St. NW. 202-223-3327.                Tegan and Sara will perform. 8 p.m.          $95 for all three. St. Patrick’s Episcopal
p.m. $7.50. Langston Room, Busboys and           Atlanta Thrashers. 7 p.m. $9 to $169.                                                              $25. Lisner Auditorium, George               Church, 4700 Whitehaven Parkway NW.
Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.           Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-          Sporting events                                    Washington University, 730 21st St.          703-256-2956.
                                                 7328.                                               ■ The George Washington University
                                                                                                                                                    NW. 301-808-6900.                                ■ Singer-songwriter Sandra Boynton will
Discussion                                                                                       women’s basketball team will play South                                                         perform what
    ■ National Gallery of Art lecturers David    Thursday, Nov. 22                               Dakota State as part of the GW                                                                  she describes
                                                   Thursday NOVEMBER 22
Gariff and Eric Denker will discuss “Edward                                                      Thanksgiving Classic. 5:15 p.m. $9; $2 for      737-4215.                                       as “renegade
Hopper.” Noon. Free. East Building               Concert                                         ages 16 and younger. Smith Center,                                                              children’s
Information Desk, National Gallery of Art,           ■ The Broto Roy                             George Washington University, 22nd and G        Reading                                         music.” 6 p.m.
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.           Ensemble, led by tabla                          streets NW. 202-994-6050.                           ■ The National Gallery of Art will com-     Free.
202-737-4215. The talk will repeat Nov. 26       player Broto Roy, will                              ■ The Washington Wizards will play the      memorate the bicentennial of Henry              Millennium
at noon and Nov. 29 at 1 p.m.                    perform Indian classi-                          Golden State Warriors. 7 p.m. $10 to            Wadsworth                                       Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
                                                 cal music and jazz. 6                           $850. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-        Longfellow’s birth with                             ■ The National Gallery Chamber Players
Family program                                   p.m. Free. Millennium                           397-7328.                                       a reading by his                                Wind Quintet will perform works by Bach,
     ■ “Family Night Out” will feature story-    Stage, Kennedy Center.                                                                          descendant Layne                                Ewazen, Fauré and Still. 6:30 p.m. Free.
telling and crafts. 7 p.m. Free. West End        202-467-4600.                                   Support                                         Longfellow of the 19th-                         West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art,
Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. NW.                                                              ■ An Al-Anon Alateen meeting will offer     century American                                6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.
202-724-8707. The program will repeat            Discussion                                      help to friends and families of alcoholics.     poet’s work, accompa-                           202-842-6941.
Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.                                    ■ National Gallery of Art lecturer Philip   5:30 p.m. Free. Wesley United Methodist         nied by live piano and
                                                 Leonard will discuss “Reading the               Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-          voice. The event will                           Discussions and lectures
Films                                            Christmas Story in Art.” 1 p.m. Free. West      362-5962. The group meets every Friday.         include a screening of Edwin Carewe’s                ■ James Forbes Jr., senior minister
    ■ The National Gallery of Art will screen    Building Rotunda, National Gallery of Art,                                                      1929 film “Evangeline,” one of several          emeritus of the Riverside Church in New
“Other People’s Pictures,” a 2004 docu-          6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.          Saturday, Nov. 24
                                                                                                  Saturday NOVEMBER 24                           Hollywood adaptations of Longfellow’s epic.     York City and president of the Healing of
mentary by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot              202-737-4215. The talk will repeat Nov.                                                         3:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium,       the Nations Foundation, will discuss “A
Philbrick about the efforts of nine collectors   23, 27 and 30 at 1 p.m.                         Concert                                         National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and         Divided America: Can Religion Bring Us
of amateur snapshots as they search at                                                               ■ Rolando Matias                            Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.           Together?” 10 to 10:50 a.m. Free.
New York’s Chelsea Flea Markets for one-         Walk                                            and the Afro-Rican                                                                              Washington National Cathedral,
of-a-kind ephemeral images. 1 p.m. Free.             ■ Mayor Adrian Fenty will kick off the      Ensemble will perform                           Sporting events                                 Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues
East Building Auditorium, National Gallery       sixth annual “Thanksgiving Day Trot for         Afro-Latin, hip-hop and                             ■ The George Washington University          NW. 202-364-6616.
of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue       Hunger,” a 5K family walk and run event to      jazz selections. 6 p.m.                         women’s basketball team will play Western            ■ Reed Whittemore will discuss his
NW. 202-737-4215. The film will be shown         benefit So Others Might Eat. 8:30 a.m.          Free. Millennium Stage,                         Kentucky as part of the GW Thanksgiving         book “Against the Grain.” 5 p.m. Free.
again Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 11        $20. West Potomac Park, Ohio Drive              Kennedy Center. 202-                            Classic. 5:30 p.m. $9; $2 for ages 16 and       Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave.
a.m.                                             between Independence Avenue and West            467-4600.                                       younger. Smith Center, George Washington        NW. 202-364-1919.
    ■ “Cine-Americas: The Colombian              Basin Drive SW. 202-797-8806, ext. 1093.                                                        University, 22nd and G streets NW. 202-              ■ Haifa Zangana will discuss her book
Series” will feature a screening of the docu-                                                    Discussions                                     994-6050.                                       “City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman’s Account
                                                 Friday, Nov. 23
                                                   Friday NOVEMBER 23                                ■ Brad and Mark                                 ■ The Washington Capitals will play the     of War and
                                                                                                 Leithauser will discuss                         Carolina Hurricanes. 7 p.m. $9 to $169.         Resistance,”
LARGEST SELECTION of sheet music in DC!          Concerts                                        their book “Toad to a                           Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-          and photojour-
                                                      ■ The Smithsonian                          Nightingale,” at 1 p.m.;                        7328.                                           nalists Molly
                                                 Jazz Cafe will present                          and Perrin Ireland                                                                              Bingham and
                                                 “Latin Jazz Night,” fea-                        (shown) will her novel                          Walks and hikes                                 Steve Connors
                                                 turing Verny Verela y Su                        “Chatter,” at 6 p.m.                                ■ A park ranger will lead a “Moccasins      will present
                                                 Orquesta. 6 to 10 p.m.                          Free. Politics & Prose,                         Along the Potomac” hike along Rock Creek        clips from their documentary “Meeting
                                                 $10; free for ages 12                           5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.         in honor of National American Indian            Resistance.” 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Langston
                                                 and younger. National                                                                           Heritage Month. 11 a.m. Free. Rock Creek        Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St.
                                                 Museum of Natural                               Film                                            Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-        NW. 202-387-7638.
                                                 History, 10th Street and Constitution               ■ The National Gallery of Art will screen   895-6070.
                                                 Avenue NW. 202-633-1000.                        King Vidor’s 1928 film “Show People,” a             ■ A park ranger will discuss the history    Family program
     YOUR MUSIC                                       ■ The Karelian Folk Music Ensemble, a
                                                 trio from Petrozavodsk in the Russian
                                                                                                 spoof of Hollywood’s fledgling film busi-
                                                                                                 ness. 1 p.m. Free. East Building
                                                                                                                                                 of Meridian Hill
                                                                                                                                                 Park while lead-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ■ “Family Fun Sunday” will feature art
                                                                                                                                                                                                 activities, tours of the Hillwood mansion
    STORE & MORE!                                republic of Karelia, will perform. 6 p.m.       Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th        ing a stroll                                    and readings by Gail Buyske from her book
                                                 Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center.         Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-         through its sce-                                “How the Russian Snow Maiden Helped
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Santa Claus.” 1 to 5 p.m. $12; $10 for
    This Holiday                                                                                                                                 nic walkways of
                                                                                                                                                 statues and
                                                                                                                                                 fountain works.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 seniors; $7 for students; $5 for ages 6 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 18; free for ages 5 and younger. Hillwood
   Season, Give the                                     Chevy Chase Citizen’s Association                                                        2 p.m. Free. Meet at the Joan of Arc statue
                                                                                                                                                 above the cascading waterfall, Meridian Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.
    Gift of Music.                                              On November 28th at 7:00pm
                                                                                                                                                 Park, 16th and Euclid streets NW. 202-895-
                                                                                                                                                 6070.                                           Films
                                                            Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of DC Schools,                                                                                                 ■ Joseph Krakora, executive officer of
    MON-THUR 10am - 8pm                                          will be at the CCCA meeting.                                                    Sunday, Nov. 25
                                                                                                                                                   Sunday NOVEMBER 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                 development and external affairs at the
    FRI & SAT 10am - 6pm                                                                                                                                                                         National Gallery of Art, will introduce his
        SUN 12 - 5pm                                                                                                                             Bazaar                                          film “Paul Mellon: In His Own Words.” 2

   4530 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
                                                        Chevy Chase Community Center                                                                 ■ The Mosaic Foundation will host its
                                                                                                                                                 annual “Arab Bazaar,” featuring jewelry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and
         202-244-7326                                                      5601 Connecticut Avenue                                               ornaments, textiles, door prizes, raffles and   Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.                                                                                                                        a silent auction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5              ■ The “Bucharest Stories: New Films
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                                                                      Events Entertainment       &
From Romania” series will feature Hanno          Blake. 7 p.m. $10. Corcoran Gallery of Art,                                                   to 9:30 a.m. Free. Meet next to Filene’s       Post, and Timothy J. Barger, publisher and
Höfer’s 2003 film “Humanitarian Aid” and         500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.                                                                Basement on the Garden Level of Mazza          son of the former president of Chevron, will
Corneliu Porumboiu’s 2006 film “12:08                ■ The Rev. Peter                                                                          Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-         discuss the late Wallace Stegner’s book
East of Bucharest.” 4 p.m. Free. East            Gomes, professor of                                                                           364-7602. This program will repeat every       “Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil,”
Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art,    Christian morals at                                                                           Tuesday and Thursday.                          about the creation and development of the
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.           Harvard University, will                                                                                                                     oil industry in Saudi Arabia. 11:30 a.m.
202-737-4215.                                    discuss his book “The                                                                         Readings                                       Free. Dining Room A, James Madison
                                                 Scandalous Gospel of                                                                              ■ Darren Coleman will read from his        Building, Library of Congress, 101
Food and wine tasting                            Jesus.” 7 p.m. Free.                                                                          book “A Taste of Honey.” 6:30 p.m. Free.       Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5664.
     ■ Wagshal’s Bakery & Catering Kitchen       Politics & Prose, 5015                                                                        Borders, 18th and L streets NW. 202-466-            ■ National Gallery of Art lecturer Philip
will host a food and wine tasting. 6 to 9        Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.                                                            4999.                                          Leonard will discuss “The Art of Antwerp.”
p.m. $10 donation. Wagshal’s Market,                 ■ The “All the World’s a Stage” book                                                          ■ Jeffrey Harrison,                        Noon. Free. West Building Rotunda,
4845 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-363-             club will discuss “Marley & Me: Life and                                                      author of “The Singing                         National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and
0884.                                            Love With the World’s Worst Dog” by John                                                      Underneath” and                                Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
                                                 Grogan. 7 p.m. Free. Room 221, Martin                                                         “Signs of Arrival,” will                            ■ The Q&A Cafe will feature Towson
Walks and hikes                                  Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St.                                                   read from his work. 8                          University political science professor
    ■ A park ranger will lead a walk through     NW. 202-727-1111.                                                                             p.m. Free. Marvin                              Martha Joynt Kumar, author of “Managing
the Meridian Hill area and discuss Mary                                                                                                        Center Amphitheatre,                           the President’s Message: The White House
Foote Henderson’s attempt in the early           Films                                             Tuesday, NOVEMBER 27                        George Washington                              Communications Operation.” 12:30 p.m.
20th century to attract world leaders and           ■  The “Silent Movies: German Cinema           ■ Concert: Composer and pianist             University, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-          $35; reservations required. Nathans, 3150
embassies to the neighborhood she                From the Library of Congress” series will         Brian Wilbur Grundstrom will perform.       6515.                                          M St. NW. 202-338-2000.
dubbed “Embassy Hill.” 10 a.m. Free. Meet        feature Joe May’s 1929 film “Asphalt,”            6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage,                                                                  ■ Peter Antonoplos of Carter Ledyard &
at the Joan of Arc statue above the cascad-      about a beautiful jewel thief who seduces         Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.               Sporting event                                 Milburn will present a “Learning Lunch
ing waterfall, Meridian Hill Park, 16th and      the honest policeman who arrests her after                                                        ■ The Howard University men’s basket-      Series” discussion on “Purchasing Real
Euclid streets NW. 202-895-6070.                 a robbery. 6:30 p.m. $6. Goethe-Institut,                                                     ball team will play Navy. 7 p.m. $8 to $12.    Property Through Foreclosure Auctions.”
    ■ A park ranger will lead a two-mile hike    812 7th St. NW. 202-289-1200, ext. 166.                                                       Burr Gymnasium, 2455 6th St. NW. 202-          12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations
to Milkhouse Ford and discuss the natural            ■ A film series in conjunction with the    Rotunda, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street   806-7184.                                      required. Suite 410, 701 8th St. NW. 202-
and cultural resources that surround the         exhibit “Wack! Art and the Feminist            and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-                                                          898-1515.
historic water crossing. Noon. Free. Rock        Revolution” will feature a documentary         4215.                                          Support                                             ■ National Gallery of Art lecturers J.
Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road            about 20th-century portrait painter Alice          ■ Dr. Shelagh Weir, research associate         ■ Recovery Inc. will host a group dis-     Russell Sale and Diane Arkin will discuss
NW. 202-895-6070.                                Neel and her struggles as a woman artist,      in anthropology at the University of           cussion for people suffering from stress,      “J.M.W. Turner.” 1 p.m. Free. West Building
    ■ A park ranger will lead a hike along       a single mother and an artist who defied       London’s School of Oriental and African        anxiety, panic, depression, sleep problems,    Rotunda, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street
Rock Creek and explain how the area once         convention. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $5; $4 for sen-     Studies, will discuss “The Symbolism of        anger, fear and other mental or emotional      and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-
provided the native people of the Rock           iors and students. Reservations required.      Palestinian Embroidery and Costume.” A         problems. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase             4215. The talk will repeat Friday at noon.
Creek Valley all they needed to survive.         National Museum of Women in the Arts,          book signing will follow. 6:30 to 8 p.m.       Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave.             ■ Mary Elizabeth King, professor of
1:30 p.m. Free. Peirce Barn, Tilden Street       1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370.           Free; reservations required. The Jerusalem     NW. 202-364-2680. The group meets every        peace and conflict studies at the U.N.-affili-
and Beach Drive NW. 202-282-0927.                    ■ The “Rock ‘n’ Roll Film Series” will     Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-          Tuesday.                                       ated University for Peace and distinguished
                                                 feature the 1971 film “Blue Wild Angel —       1958, ext. 11.                                                                                scholar at the American University Center
Workshop                                         Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wright.” 7 p.m.        ■ Steve Vogel, military reporter for The   Wednesday, Nov. 28                             for Global Peace, will discuss her book “A
                                                                                                                                                Wednesday NOVEMBER 28
    ■ The Washington                             Free. Mary Pickford Theater, James             Washington Post, will discuss his book                                                        Quiet Revolution.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free.
National Cathedral                               Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101     “The Pentagon: A History.” 6:30 to 8 p.m.      Class                                          Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021
Greenhouse will host                             Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5677.            $20; $12 for students. Registration                ■ Kelsang Varahi will offer meditation     14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
an advent wreath work-                                                                          required. National Building Museum, 401 F      and Buddhist teachings to people of all             ■ Elena Panaritis will discuss her book
shop. 1 p.m. $35;                                Performance                                    St., NW. 202-272-2448.                         experience levels. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10.         “Prosperity Unbound: Building Property
reservations required.                               ■ Young Playwrights’ Theater will pres-        ■ Nextbook will                            Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1803              Markets With Trust.” 6 p.m. Free. Reiter’s
Massachusetts and                                ent “When Dreams Sleep,” “A Boy                present a talk by                              Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-331-2122. The         Books, 1990 K St. NW. 202-223-3327.
Wisconsin avenues NW.                            Searching for His Mom” and “I Rise.” 7         anthropologist, writer                         class meets every Wednesday.                        ■ David G. Major,
202-537-6263. The workshop will repeat           p.m. Free. Woolly Mammoth Theatre              and filmmaker Ruth                                                                            retired FBI supervisory
Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.                                 Company, 641 D St. NW. 202-387-9173.           Behar, author of “An                           Concerts                                       agent and founder of
                                                                                                Island Called Home:                                ■ The Philharmonic Orchestra of the        the Centre for
Monday, Nov. NOVEMBER 26
 Monday 26                                       Sporting event                                 Returning to Jewish                            Americas, led by 26-year-old Mexican con-      Counterintelligence and
                                                     ■ The Washington Capitals will play the    Cuba.” 6:30 p.m. $8;                           ductor and pianist Alondra de la Parra, will   Security Studies, will
Book fair                                        Buffalo Sabres. 7 p.m. $9 to $169. Verizon     $6 for students and ages 24 and younger.       perform. 6 p.m. Free. Concert Hall,            discuss “Robert
     ■ The Oyster/Adams Bilingual School         Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-397-7328.            Washington DC Jewish Community Center,         Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.                  Hanssen: Colleague,
will host the 13th annual Bilingual Book                                                        1520 16th St. NW. 202-777-3248.                    ■ George Washington University profes-     Friend, and Traitor.” 6:30 p.m. $23.
Fair, featuring a varied of children’s, teen     Tuesday, Nov. NOVEMBER 27                          ■ Washington Post
                                                   Tuesday 27                                   book critic Michael
                                                                                                                                               sors Liz Field, Uri Wassertzug, Joe Gascho,    International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW.
and adult books in English and Spanish. 1                                                                                                      Lori Barnet and Jeff Koczela will perform      202-393-7798.
to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 29th and            Concerts                                       Dirda will discuss his                         works by Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach and Scarlatti.        ■ Human rights activist Rianne Eisler
Calvert streets NW. 202-671-3035. The                ■ Pianist Sonya Suhnhee Kim will per-      book “Classics for                             7:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Hand          will discuss her book “The Real Wealth of
book fair will continue Tuesday through          form chamber music. 12:10 p.m. Free.           Pleasure.” 7 p.m. Free.                        Chapel, George Washington University           Nations,” about transforming the science
Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1          Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.         Politics & Prose, 5015                         Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road         of economics into a practical plan for pro-
and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 3          202-347-2635, ext. 18.                         Connecticut Ave. NW.                           NW. 202-994-9132.                              moting human welfare. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                ■ Singer and pianist                       202-364-1919.                                      ■ The Georgetown University Chamber        Free; reservations required. National
                                                 Steve Ross will perform                                                                       Singers will perform holiday selections dat-   Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-
Concert                                          the music of Stephen                           Films                                          ing from the Renaissance to the 20th cen-      7129.
    ■ Catfish Hodge will perform American        Sondheim. 7 p.m. $30.                               ■ A series on anime will feature Hayao    tury. 8 p.m. $5 donation suggested.                 ■ Chuck Fisher will discuss his book
folk blues. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage,       Hammer Auditorium,                             Miyazaki and Kirk Wise’s 2001 film             Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University,        “Christmas Around the World: A Pop-Up
Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.                    Corcoran Gallery of Art,                       “Spirited Away,” about a sullen 10-year-old    37th and O streets NW. 202-687-6933.           Book.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Candida’s World of
                                                 500 17th St. NW. 202-                          girl who wanders into a world ruled by                                                        Books, 1541 14th St. NW. 202-667-4811.
Discussions and lectures                         639-1700.                                      gods, witches and monsters in the midst of     Discussions and lectures                            ■ Italian opera expert Denise Gallo will
     ■ David Ambuel, chair of Asian studies          ■ Johnny Bonneville will perform           her family’s move to the suburbs. 6 p.m.          ■ Thomas W. Lippman, former Middle          discuss “The Operas of Verdi.” 6:45 to 9
at Mary Washington University, will discuss      freeform roots. 10:30 p.m. Free. Grog &        Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr.         East correspondent for The Washington                            See Events/Page 34
“Best of                                         Tankard, 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-          Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-
Bangkok,”                                        333-3114.                                      1111.
about the luxu-
ry shopping dis-                                 Discussions and lectures
                                                                                                     ■ The Phillips Collection, the French-
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     ■ Jonathan Binstock, former Corcoran            ■ National Gallery of Art lecturer Sally
Gallery of Art curator and now senior art        Shelburne will discuss “Italian Mannerism:     Fitness                                           Call Bill Petros
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