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From Page 15 On an afternoon when every- for a club tournament in
thing seemed to be going the Bethesda. The coach put mid-
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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 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
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.
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
HOME & GARDEN
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
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.
The Current will pay $50 for printed submissions. E-mail pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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-
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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
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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.
20 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007 THE CURRENT
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.
he Art of Living
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
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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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
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 email@example.com or ■ report from the Friendship square feet of new residential
visit dcnet.com/anc/2d. 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.
Glover Park zon.net. 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
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,
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit commission: Timothy Jones dissenting, to con-
dcnet.com/anc/3b. ■ 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.
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
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 anc3c.org. 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
■ SPRING VALLEY/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 anc3d.org. 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
Tenleytown and a small hotel with meeting $3,175, she said. A party for the
■ AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK
American University Park
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.
Specializing in NW DC Homes 5425 Western Ave. NW.
For details, visit anc3e.org.
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
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
email@example.com For details, call 202-362-6120 or ence center and other projects. The Shepherd St. NW.
visit anc3f.org. 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
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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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-
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, vastudc.com, 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 (mortons.com) 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.”
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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 warl.org or washhumane.org,
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
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!
But residents resisted Jennings’ police, and other city officials, driving. Connecticut Avenue is a Gorgeous, light-filled, renovated, detached colonial. 4BR, 3.5BA in the heart
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
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
WASHINGTON, DC 20015
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.
28 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007 THE CURRENT
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
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
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
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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-
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
From Page 28
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
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-
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.
32 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2007 THE CURRENT
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, 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
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-
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.
www.middlecmusic.com 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-
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about the luxu-
ry shopping dis- Discussions and lectures
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