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that stay
open late
The areas
dining scene
has come a
long way.
Ensign to leave Senate
The Republican from Nevada,
under ethics investigation,
denies wrongdoing but says
hell resign next month. A4
The armoire glut
Petula Dvorak on the TV
furniture thats gone from
must-have to nobody-wants. B1
John Wall:
Too eager to please?
The Wizards rookies season
might have been even more
stellar if he had taken more
time to recover from his foot
injury. D1
The Capitals moment
On Saturday they could
advance, and atone. D1
The senators sojourn
Al Kamen tracks Harry Reid
and company to Hong Kong
and the gambling mecca of
Macau. In the Loop, A16
Highway of death
In violence-racked Mexico,
travelers avoid a once-busy
road or form convoys. A6
Obama sends
drones to Libya
Character of the fight has changed, general says
As blacks
leave cities,
GOP eyes
the map
Migration presents
strategic opportunity
for House redistricting
The dollar, no longer almighty
Long view of currency
dims as factors in U.S.,
abroad pile up against it
President Obama has autho-
rized the use of armed drones in
Libya, deepening U.S. involve-
ment in the stalemated conflict
and once again putting U.S. as-
sets into a strike role against
loyalist ground forces.
The U.S. military began flying
armed Predators on Thursday
and will continue to maintain at
least two of themover Libya at all
times, officials said.
At a news conference, Defense
Secretary Robert M. Gates was
adamant that the use of the
drones was not a prelude to an
even deeper U.S. commitment
involving more strike aircraft or
U.S. ground troops. I think the
president has been firm, for
example, on boots on the
ground, he said. There is no
wiggle room in that. . . . This is a
very limited capability.
Armed drones are in heavy
demand in places such as Af-
ghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen,
and the announcement of their
deployment to Libya seemed de-
signed at least in part to send a
message to the countrys leader,
Moammar Gaddafi, that the
United States remains invested
in the conflict.
It also served as a demonstra-
tion of U.S. resolve to European
allies, who have been pressing
for greater involvement by the
U.S. military in the weeks since it
took on a supporting role in the
Rebel forces in eastern Libya
have failed to maintain advances
from their Benghazi base and
forward positions at the cross-
roads town of Ajdabiya. Their
major prize in western Libya,
Misurata, has come under relent-
less barrages from Libyan army
artillery and rocket launchers,
causing rebel leaders to plead for
intervention by foreign ground
On Thursday, rebels in Misu-
rata were buoyed by news that
armed drones had been deployed
libya continued on A10
Last month, Warren Buffett
went shopping abroad.
He flew to South Korea for a
factory opening and called the
country a hunting ground for
investments. He also pronounced
post-earthquake Japan a buying
opportunity, and then traveled
on to India, where he said he was
eyeing more acquisitions.
This is Buffetts way of betting
against the U.S. dollar. Armed
with about $38 billion of cash at
Berkshire Hathaway, he can use
dollars now to buy companies
that will generate profits in other
currencies for years tocome. (Buf-
fett is on The Washington Post
Co.s board of directors.)
I would recommend against
buying long-term fixed-dollar in-
vestments, Buffett said at a pub-
lic appearance in New Delhi. If
you ask me if the U.S. dollar is
going to hold its purchasing pow-
er fully at the level of 2011 five
years, 10 years or 20 years from
now, I would tell you it will not.
Buffett isnt alone. Some of the
most successful investors in the
United States and the biggest
money management funds are
worried that trade deficits, big
budget deficits andthe possibility
of renewed inflation will make
the U.S. dollar a weak currency
compared with others around the
world. OnThursday, thedollar fell
to an 18
1/2-month low against the
Bill Gross, chief executive of
the giant bond investment firm
Pimco, said its flagship Total Re-
turn Fund has 8 percent of its
assets a historic high in
issues denominated in currencies
other than the dollar. Earlier this
year, the fund dumped its entire
holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds,
according to disclosures.
The United States is one of the
serial abusers of deficits and in-
appropriate budgets and fi-
nance, Gross saidinaninterview.
Do the headlines interms of debt
ceilings and 10 percent budget
deficits and the back-and-forth
between Republican and Demo-
cratic orthodoxies, does that mat-
ter? Sure it does. Its not confi-
Gross said the decline of the
dollar is part of a longer-term
trend that Pimco calls the new
We are in this new-normal
type of economy in which the
developing world is growing at a
far faster pace thanthe developed
world, he said. And growth
dollar continued on A15
Louisianas newly designed
2nd Congressional District
doesnt appear to make much
sense one end of it starts in a
tip just north of Baton Rouge,
and from there it juts and jags its
way more than 70 miles south
and east past NewOrleans, seem-
ingly picking up randomcommu-
nities along the way.
Most of the people who live in
those communities are African
Americans, joined together part-
ly by design and partly by law. By
looping African Americans into
one district, lawmakers in-
creased the number of Republi-
cans in surrounding districts,
virtually ensuring that the GOP
will hold a major advantage in
five of the states six congressio-
nal districts for the next decade.
As lawmakers across the na-
tion begin the once-a-decade pro-
cess of redrawing their congres-
sional boundaries, a significant
migration of blacks from cities to
suburbs is having a widespread
political impact.
According to newly released
census numbers, eight of the
nations top majority-black dis-
tricts lost an average of more
than 10 percent of their African
American populations. That will
provide an opportunity for Re-
publican lawmakers, who control
an increasing number of state-
houses following last falls elec-
tions, to reshape districts in sub-
urban swing areas of Michigan,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and
Dozens of seats could become
districts continued on A12
at least two marked cars with
emergency lights blazing that
helped the fired sitcom star and
his entourage hurry into the Dis-
How important or famous
must one be how much tiger
blood and Adonis DNA must one
possess to rate a police motor-
cade in the nations capital?
How is such a thing arranged?
And what does it cost?
Youll have to wonder awhile
longer: As of Thursday, 48 hours
after Sheen had come and gone,
no one in his camp or the police
department would publicly ex-
plain the deployment of law en-
forcement resources.
Citizens of the District dont
want to see their police force used
to escort private citizens and that
Charlie Sheen, of all people, is
getting a personal escort, said
D.C. Council member Phil Men-
delson (D-At Large), chairman of
the committee that oversees po-
Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier did
not reply to e-mailed questions.
Sheens publicist and tour pro-
moter said they had no answers.
Anda spokeswomanfor Constitu-
tionHall saidthe venerable venue
sheen continued on A4
EGYPT: A court has ordered that
former president Hosni Mubaraks
name and likeness be removed from
all public institutions as the disman-
tling of his legacy continues. A11
BAHRAIN: A government crackdown
on Shiites is taking a toll on the
middle class and, perhaps, the
countrys stability. A11
YEMEN: An organization of gulf
states has offered President Ali
Abdullah Saleh a deal in which he
would step down in 30 days.
Britains Queen Elizabeth II visits Londons Westminster Abbey for the annual Royal Maundy Service, marking
Maundy Thursday. At the service, by centuries-long tradition, the monarch distributes specially minted silver coins
to the elderly as symbolic alms. This month is one of milestones for the long-reigning queen; Thursday was also her
85th birthday (though official state celebrations of it dont happen until June), and next week she will return to the
Abbey for the wedding of her grandson Prince William. More about the British royal family in Style.
The queens day
Growing unrest in Syria
puts U.S. officials in a bind
Administration weighs
wider interests against
democratic ideals
Escalating anti-government
demonstrations in Syria have put
the Obama administration in a
quandary as it tries to protect a
range of wider U.S. interests while
supporting what it has called the
legitimate aspirations of the Syri-
Since the demonstrations be-
gan five weeks ago, heading to-
wardwhat organizers say will be a
decisive showdown Friday with
the government of President
Bashar al-Assad, the administra-
tion has denounced official crack-
downs but resisted concrete steps
to pressure Damascus.
U.S. officials say they have little
leverage over Syria, which is
barred from U.S. aid and most
bilateral trade under its designa-
tion by the State Department as a
terrorist-sponsoring nation and
under other laws.
We already have sanctions, a
senior administration official
said. We could pursue whether
there are additional ways to tight-
en pressure, but I dont want to
suggest there is anything immi-
Some of the administrations
hesitation is doubtless due to a
palpable sense of weariness
among policymakers buffeted by
months of political crises across
the Middle East. But there are
is concerned, including a reluc-
syria continued on A9
harlie Sheen, who likes to
say, Im an F-18, bro, was
moving at a decidedly sub-
sonic speedTuesdayeveningas he
motored to Washington from
Dulles International Airport. Still,
80mphina sport-utility vehicle is
pretty fast.
At the time, Sheenwas running
nearly an hour late for his stage
show, Violent Torpedo of Truth:
Defeat Is Not an Option, at DAR
Constitution Hall.
But you might wonder: Who
authorized the D.C. police escort
Cop car lights #Spinning!
How did Charlie Sheen rate a D.C. police escort? No one seems to know, bro.
Obama heads west to talk
about economic plans
The president vows to investigate
the oil markets and pledges to
reduce the deficit during his
whirlwind West Coast tour. A15
Presidents plan falls short,
bipartisan analysis finds
Proposals from House Republicans
and Obamas own deficit-reduction
panel would do more to stabilize
borrowing, report says. A15
Biden-led deficit panel
hits snags fromthe start
are disagreeing
over who should
participate, and
some are
questioning the
point of the
existence. A3
Travels with
Charlie: The
actor shares
a chuckle
with one of
the D.C.
officers who
escorted his
motorcade to
his show
Tuesday at
Hall. The
is looking
into the
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Politics &Nation
On Obama deficit task force, friction before first meeting A3
Ensign, under ethics probe, to resign A4
3 Democratic senators added to Wis. recall list A4
House Democrat files lawsuit challenging campaign spending rules A5
BP will make down payment of $1 billion to restore gulf A5
Legislators apologize to 1944 rape victim A3
States switch drug used in executions A3
Documents tell story of Stevens crash A3
The World
Few travelers on Mexicos highway of death A6
War crimes alleged in Sri Lanka A6
In sign of U.S.-Pakistan strain, military chiefs exchange barbs A8
Pakistan court frees 5 in gang-rape case A8
Luminaries voice support for a Palestinian state A6
Victorious forces engage in fighting A6
Vice president praises outgoing U.S. envoy A6
Libyan rebels seize remote crossing along Tunisian border A10
Economy &Business
When borrowers walk away A13
Amazon server widely disrupts Web access A13
New York Times online fee pays off A13
NYSE again rejects Nasdaq OMX bid A13

AnApril 15 Sports article about the WashingtonWizards seasonand

their prospects next season misstated the teams 2010-11 record and
Flip Saunderss record as its coach. The teamwas 23-59 this season, not
23-58, and Saunders has gone 49-115 as coach, not 49-114.

An April 21 Page One article about U.S. and allied actions in Libya
said that two journalists working there, Tim Hetherington and Chris
Hondros, had been reportedly killed in an artillery attack. It remains
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Carbon footprinting stalls in the aisles
No set standards for
calculating products
environmental impact
Its something of a green tru-
ism: Reduce your carbon foot-
print. And if you can do so as you
trek along the grocery aisles, all
the better onthis 42nd EarthDay.
That was the thinking behind
splashy announcements that
started coming out a couple of
years ago froma handful of corpo-
rations suchas PepsiCoandsmall-
er firms saying they had carbon-
footprinted cartons of orange
juice, six-packs of beer and other
Tesco, the British supermarket
giant, even began slapping items
with big black footprints stating
the number of grams of carbon
dioxide supposedly emitted while
churning out that swig of juice or
mouthful of chips.
Alowrating is intended to indi-
cate a product youcaneat without
guilt, because its production gen-
erated fewer of the greenhouse
gases that are responsible for cli-
mate change.
Two years on, handicapped by
uncertainties about how to calcu-
late those ratings or whether its
even possible carbon-footprint-
ing schemes struggle to be recog-
nized as the standard stamps of
eco-consciousness that the Fair-
Trade, Energy Star and LEED sys-
tems have become.
Nonetheless, several countries
have labeling schemes in the
works, and U.S. proponents of la-
beling argue that even flawed sys-
tems are better than none. More
and more U.S. consumers crave
suchinformation, proponents say,
and in the absence of government
pushing consumers towardlower-
carbon choices might be the best
climate change-fighting tool avail-
We only need fairly small
changes in consumer behavior to
make adent inthe growthcurve of
carbon emissions, said Michael
Vandenbergh of Vanderbilt Uni-
versity, who advocates carbon la-
beling of products.
So far, though, fewpeople agree
on how to measure the carbon
footprint of, say, a kilogram of
beef. All those companies making
announcements in 2009 bit off
more than they could chew, said
Rita Skank, who directs a rapidly
growing professional organiza-
tion of number-crunchers who
calculate ecological impacts of
Green-leaning consumers
hoping to estimate the carbon im-
pacts of eating more vegetables
and less meat, as well as activities
such as choosing to ride a bicycle
instead of driving are left to
supplement what little informa-
tion U.S. companies offer with on-
line carbon-footprint calculators.
No approved math
A recent study of carbon emis-
sions generated by Brazilian beef
cattle illustrates the difficulties in
calculating carbon footprints. Es-
timatedemissions vary greatly de-
pending on how many environ-
mental ripples are included in the
And deciding that is a matter of
choice, not math.
Consider: Brazilian beef raised
on long-established pastures gen-
erates about 28 kilograms of car-
bon dioxide (or its equivalent in
other greenhouse gases, such as
belched methane) for each kilo-
gram of beef under wrap at the
grocery store.
But the studys international
teamof authors saythat this figure
fails to account for a dramatic
indirect cost of Brazilian beef: the
deforestationof thelower Amazon
region to create grazing land for
Growing demand for beef both
within Brazil and for export has
skyrocketed, driving large-scale
deforestation. Adding the carbon
dumped into the atmosphere by
burning or otherwise dispatching
those trees pushes the beef figure
dramatically skyward, to 726 kilo-
grams of carbon dioxide for each
kilogram of edible meat raised on
newly deforested land.
When buying beef, though,
theres no easy way to tell whether
the animal lived on old pasture
land or new. So the study authors
calculated an average for all Bra-
zilian beef after accounting for
deforestation. That figure is 44
kilograms of carbon dioxide per
kilogramof beef.
Three different calculations,
three different answers, all valid.
arrive at different figures, said
study author Sverker Molander, a
professor of environmental stud-
ies at Chalmers Universityof Tech-
nology inSweden.
Lack of agreement about what
to include in those calculations,
said Skank and other experts, is
slowing the development of inter-
national standards.
The uncertainties inherent in
calculating carbon emissions
means consumers will never be
able to tell the difference between
Coke and Pepsi, said Christopher
M. Jones of the University of Cali-
fornia, Berkeley.
Surprise insights
Despite these complexities, a
few companies have worked
through the calculations, turning
up surprises about where in the
life cycle of a product most of the
carboncomes from.
Take NewBelgiumBrewing Co.
of Fort Collins, Colo., which car-
bon-footprinted its Fat Tire Am-
ber Ale.
First, the company figured the
amount of carbon dioxide emitted
to make the electricity consumed
byitsbrewery. It addedonemploy-
ee commuting and jet travel. Wid-
ening the circle, it included im-
pacts fromwater pumping, wheat
and hops growing, glass manufac-
turing and paperboard making.
Emissions of trucks hauling those
six-packs were factored in, as was
the electricity usedby retail refrig-
erators keeping them cold for a
week. Finally, the company
summed the energy costs of recy-
cling the bottles and trashing the
It arrived at a figure of 3.2 kilo-
grams of carbon dioxide per six-
pack. The surprise: Just 4 percent
of that came from the companys
own operations. The rest was
squirreled away in the chains of
supply and distribution.
The company then had another
decision: what to do withthe data.
Stamping sixers with Only 3.2
kilograms of carbon dioxide!
would not really educate the con-
sumer, said Katie Wallace, a sus-
tainability specialist at New Bel-
gium. Its a meaningless number,
floating above the heads of beer
drinkers who have nothing to an-
chor it on or compare it with. So
the company chose not to label its
Still, the exercise offered in-
sights into where the company
could save energy and pressure
suppliers to do the same. It also
provided an indirect marketing
boost, Wallace said, by positioning
the company as transparent and
While U.S. companies have
pulled back fromlabeling for now,
in Japan many products already
carry a carbon number. France
will begin rolling out a similar
systemthis summer. And interna-
tional efforts to standardize car-
bon-footprinting schemes push
ahead, with the nonprofit World
with its Greenhouse Gas Protocol,
whichbegandevelopment in1998.
None of the proposed schemes,
though, has a global reach, write
Vandenbergh and colleagues in a
recent essay in Nature Climate
Molander, though, has hit on
one carbon-reducing dietary
change that involves more com-
mon sense than heavy math.
While he hasnt run the numbers,
Molander is convinced that a local
source of meat generates many
fewer greenhouse gases than the
Brazilianbeef he studied.
Theres another benefit, too: I
laware quite tasty.
Giffordss office seeks to close gap in brain-injury care
Staff members for Rep. Gabri-
elle Giffords (D-Ariz.) have
emerged as key advocates in a
campaign to ensure the new
health-care law guarantees more
Americans who suffer traumatic
brain injuries the high quality of
care the congresswoman is re-
ceiving to recover from a January
Earlier this month, Giffordss
chief of staff, Pia Carusone, re-
leased a letter urging Health and
Human Services Secretary Kath-
leen Sebelius to make it a goal as
she defines the minimum pack-
age of essential benefits the law
will require insurance plans for
individuals and small businesses
to include in 2014.
Members of Giffordss staff also
plan to join advocates encourag-
ing Defense Secretary Robert M.
Gates to expand the range of
cognitive rehabilitative therapies
that Tricare, the militarys insur-
ance programfor nearly 4 million
active-duty and retired service
members, covers in case of brain
In her letter to Sebelius, Caru-
sone noted the disparities in the
intensity, sophistication and du-
ration of rehabilitative care that
insurance plans provide the
roughly 1.7 million Americans
whoannually suffer suchinjuries,
as well as the tens of thousands of
service members who have been
wounded in recent years.
Susan Connors, president of
the Brain Injury Association of
America, which organized a news
conference on the issue with Gif-
fordss office, said a person with a
moderate to severe injury would
likely need at least a month of
continuous therapy at a rehabili-
tative hospital such as TIRR Me-
morial Hermann in Houston,
where Giffords is recovering. Ex-
ercises would focus on restoring
muscular and other physical
functions, speech, psycho-social
capacity and cognitive functions,
such as forming memory and
maintaining attention.
Next, a patient might spend six
to eight weeks at a transitional
rehabilitation unit, regaining life
skills such as bathing and cook-
ing. Once home, Connors said, he
might needrehabilitative therapy
three times a week for at least
another month.
Such comprehensive rehabili-
tative care is expensive $8,000
per day for hospital-based acute
rehabilitation, up to $2,500 for
post-acute residential care and as
much as $1,000 per day for non-
residential treatment programs.
But Connors arguedthat inten-
sive comprehensive rehabilita-
tion is still a bargain compared
with the long-termcosts of caring
for someone who remains severe-
ly disabled due tobecause of in-
complete early intervention.
She said this may explain why
workers compensation insur-
ance, which generally is responsi-
ble for paying the cost of a work-
related injury for the rest of a
workers life, tends to provide
generous coverage of brain-inju-
ry rehabilitation. Giffords, who
was critically wounded by a gun-
man Jan. 8 while meeting with
constituents inTucson, is covered
under such a plan.
By contrast, Connors said, it is
not uncommon for patients with
the most bare-bones insurance
coverage to be discharged to
your couch after a week or two in
the hospital.
As a result, you experience
significant medical complica-
tions: Your muscles might begin
to contract; you may have sei-
zures, Connors said.
Even Americans with more
substantial insurance often get
shortchanged, she added, reduc-
ing their likelihood of returning
to work or otherwise making as
complete a recovery as possible.
Tricare, which is not affected
by the new health-care law, does
not cover services billed under
the umbrella term cognitive re-
habilitative therapy, or CRT, cit-
ing a controversial 2009 study
that the Defense Department
commissioned to assess the effi-
cacy of the therapy.
However, Tricare covers many
of the component therapies that
constitute CRT memory train-
ing, for example.
C.J. Karamargin, Giffordss
communications director, said
the congresswomans staff would
be pushing the Defense Depart-
ment to revise Tricares rules on
CRT and to investigate other as-
pects of the militarys treatment
of traumatic brain injury.
This is a signature wound of
current military conflict, and its
unfortunately something weve
gotten to know quite a bit about,
he said.
Volunteers lie in a sand sculpture at Cape Canaveral, Fla., in an Earth Day celebration. The sculpture is
dedicated to the ending of the space shuttle program, with stars dedicated to astronauts who have died.
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On Obama deficit task force,
friction before first meeting
Parties divided over
how far to push for deal
A congressional task force
launched by President Obama
last week to help cut the federal
deficit is off to a rocky start, with
some members complaining that
the agenda is destined to provide
political theater, not a sweeping
rewrite of spending and tax poli-
Set to begin discussions May 5,
members already hit a dispute
this week, disagreeing over how
many people should have seats at
the table. Some are asking whats
the point of meeting at all.
Im at a loss to understand
what the purpose is, House Ma-
jority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
said Thursday in an interview. He
saidObama hadnot set a timeline
for any decisions, although law-
makers from both parties are
calling for some agreement on
deficit reduction before the gov-
ernment reaches a limit in the
coming months on how much
money it can borrow.
Several members said it was
unclear whether the commission,
to be chaired by Vice President
Biden, will become the source of a
bipartisan deal on cutting the
deficit or simply serve as a diver-
sion while an agreement is quiet-
ly negotiated elsewhere. Thats
what happened in December,
when public talks on Capitol Hill
over extending Bush-era tax cuts
were a cover for back-door nego-
tiations, led by Biden, that ulti-
mately yielded a deal.
Well, I guess well have to ask
the vice president the answer to
that question. The jurys still out,
said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.),
the top Democrat on the House
Budget Committee.
Obama called for the commis-
sion last week during a long-
awaitedspeechoutlining a strate-
gy for taming the nations bor-
rowing. He proposed that each
party in the House and Senate
name four members, for a total of
16. White House officials had
calculated that congressional
leaders would find it easier to
navigate the internal politics of
their caucuses if there were a
relatively large number of slots.
But congressional leaders re-
jected the plan, concluding that
16 members would be unwieldy.
Instead, Senate andHouse Demo-
crats are sending two lawmakers
each and Republicans one sena-
tor and one House member.
An administration official fa-
miliar with the discussion said
the exact number of members is
not the main concern for the
White House. What matters is
that it be bipartisan, bicameral,
said the official, speaking on the
conditionof anonymity to discuss
internal White House discus-
The early disputes over the
commission could be the result of
jockeying for leverage ahead of
negotiations. The two parties re-
main far apart and, within their
own ranks, there are substantial
divisions about how far to move
to get a deal.
Republicans are pushing to
attach an enforceable spending
cap, in Cantors words, to legisla-
tion raising the governments
debt ceiling. More conservative
Republicans are looking at a con-
stitutional amendment requiring
a balanced budget, but other Re-
publicans are considering a pro-
posal from Sens. Bob Corker (R-
Tenn.) and Claire McCaskill
(D-Mo.) that would eventually
cap federal spending at about 20
percent of the countrys economic
House Democrats, Van Hollen
said, think there should not be
linkage between any of these
things andthe debt ceiling. Dem-
ocrats want to raise the debt limit
without linking this vote to spe-
cific spending cuts and then
move on to the broader debt
discussions, including their pref-
erence to increase taxes on those
making more than $250,000.
At least three of the lawmakers
named to the commission Van
Hollen and Sens. Max Baucus
(D-Mont.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)
were part of the public tax-cut
talks in December that were over-
taken by secret negotiations.
An administration official said
Thursday that, this time around,
there are no side talks and that
Obama remains committed to the
Biden commission.
But there is already a group of
six senators, three Democrats
and three Republicans, who are
working on their own to reach a
deficit reduction deal. The Gang
of Six could propose, possibly
next month, a plan that includes
deeper entitlement cuts than
Democrats have ever supported
and tax increases that previously
have been anathema for Republi-
Optimists in the administra-
tion say that each of the emerging
proposals would trim $4 trillion
or more from current deficit pro-
jections, with each side aiming
at the same dart board, as one
official said. Obamas plan would
get there in12 years, including tax
increases for the rich and cuts to
the Pentagon budget; the House
GOP plan would save $4.4 trillion
in 10 years, largely by privatizing
Medicare and turning Medicaid
into a block grant programrunby
The most pressing concern for
the Biden commission is to deter-
mine what to do about the debt
ceiling. The government needs to
keep borrowing money to pay off
other loans and meet its obliga-
tions. By July 8, the Treasury will
run out of options and, without
some agreement, begin default-
ing. The administration wants to
reach a deal quickly before con-
cerns over a possible default start
to roil financial markets.
Traffic citations come
under microscope
Several high-ranking mem-
bers of city government and a
New York Yankees official are
among those who hadtheir traffic
tickets fixed by police officers, a
person familiar with a probe into
the practice at the New York
Police Department told the Asso-
ciated Press on Thursday.
The person, speaking on the
condition of anonymity, did not
name the officials. The person
also confirmed an online news
report that Yankees senior direc-
tor of operations Douglas Behar
hada traffic ticket fixed. The team
didnt respond to a request for
The details shed light on the
prevalence of the practice un-
doing paperwork on traffic cita-
tions before they reach court as
favors to officers friends or rela-
tives. The practice has been going
on for years but came under fire
recently after the NYPDs Internal
Affairs Bureau stumbled across
evidence of widespread fixing in
Bronx precincts while investigat-
ing anofficer suspected of wrong-
doing in a drug case in 2009,
officials said.
No charges have been filed.
Associated Press
States switch drug
used in executions
Nearly two-thirds of the 16
states withactive deathchambers
say they are switching to an alter-
nate execution sedative as sup-
plies of a previously useddrugdry
up. The states are making the
change even as the replacement
drugs manufacturer argues
against its use in capital punish-
ment and some European coun-
tries push export bans for such
Ten states have now switched
to pentobarbital or are consider-
ing a switch as part of their
three-drug methods. Among
those joining the states that pre-
viously switched are Alabama,
Louisiana and Florida.
The sole U.S. manufacturer of
the drug being replaced, sodium
thiopental, has taken it off the
Associated Press
Documents tell story
of Stevens crash
Newly released witness and
survivor accounts paint a dramat-
ic picture of the plane crash that
killedSen. TedStevens (R-Alaska)
and four others, but give no clear
indication of the cause. Two
emergency responders were
brought to the mountain the
night of the crash, but they got
lost and left.
The National Transportation
Safety Board plans to release its
probable cause findings next
month. On Thursday, it released
hundreds of pages stemming
from its investigation into the
Aug. 9 crash in southwest Alaska.
Associated Press
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Chicago for the start of jury selection Thursday in Blagojevichs retrial on charges of corruption.
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How Sheen got a D.C. police escort: Was it the tiger blood? The Adonis DNA?
had nothing to do with the actors
This entire matter is under
investigation, D.C. police spokes-
woman Gwendolyn Crump said
Thursday, declining to answer
questions about the escort.
Such a murky affair. Try to fol-
lowalong. . . .
Although the D.C. police Web
site describes how the depart-
ment deals with visiting dignitar-
ies, nothing could be found on it
explaining how, say, a Hollywood
celebrity running late for a stage
gig can arrange a high-speed mo-
tor escort.
The departments special
events branch works on plan-
ning, developing and executing
escort and security support, but
only for distinguished guests of
the federal andmunicipal govern-
sheen from A1 ments, the site says.
The phone inthe special events
branch rang and rang Thursday.
No one answered, and there was
no voice mail. The branch is part
of the police homeland security
bureau, which is commanded by
Assistant Chief Lamar Greene.
Greene said Thursday that he
hadnot personallylookedintothe
Sheen matter. I know, of course,
theres a lot of inquiries floating
around about it, he said, adding
that the department has put to-
gether a fact sheet that will pretty
muchanswer any- andeverything
you guys need to know.
Was the escort proper? Oh,
yes, Greene said without elabo-
Asked about the fact sheet,
Crump said: Oh, thats an inter-
nal document. Thats not some-
thing were putting out. . . . Its
part of our investigation.
Sheen, who was busy in Los
Angeles with two court hearings
Tuesday morning, including a
child-custody dispute with es-
tranged wife Brooke Mueller, ar-
rived at Dulles that night on a
private jet. It was still unclear
Thursday whether the escort be-
gan at the airport in suburban
Mendelson said Lanier told
him that the escort started out-
side the city. He said the chief was
very clearly caught off-guard by
news of Sheens ride.
[I]n car with Police escort in
front and rear! Sheen, 45, said in
a message posted to his Twitter
account (@charliesheen) as he
and his posse were headed to the
city in two SUVs. [D]riving like
someones about todeliver ababy!
Cop car lights #Spinning!
Accompanying the tweet,
which appears to have beendelet-
ed, was a photo taken in the SUV
carrying Sheen, showing the
speedometer needle at 80 mph,
with the flashing strobe lights of
the lead police car visible through
the windshield. Sheen was quick
to tell reporters about his fast ride
into the city when he arrived at
Constitution Hall.
The show, scheduled to start at
8p.m., wasdelayedfor 57minutes.
I just landed, he told the waiting
news media at the stage door. We
had a police escort, and we ran
more red lights than Brooke Mu-
eller heading to a pawn shop.
On Wednesday, when asked
about the police cars, Crump de-
scribed the deployment as rou-
tine. This escort was handledas a
reimbursable detail, she said in
an e-mail. This means the gov-
ernment was reimbursed for the
services provided.
The departments Web site de-
fines a reimbursable detail as
one in which on-duty officers are
posted at public events such as
festivals and parades to direct
traffic, control crowds and en-
sure the safety of public patrons.
An event organizer is required
to sign a letter of agreement be-
forehand, promisingtoreimburse
the department for the cost of
deploying officers.
When Crump was asked how a
TV stars drive into the city from
an airport fit the definition of
reimbursable detail, she would
only say that the matter is being
Bren Landon, a spokeswoman
for Constitution Hall, suggested
that questions about the escort
might best be put to Sheens han-
ConstitutionHall operates un-
der a four-wall rental, which
means a promoter rents the ven-
ue, books the act, and then is
responsible for all aspects of the
show, including security, ticket-
ing, ushering, etc., she said in an
Sheens tour promoter, Joey
Scoleri of Live Nation, had no
answers. Please deal with Larry,
he said in an e-mail referring to
Sheens publicist, Larry Solters.
Solters was also no help. He
said he was in Los Angeles on
Tuesday. I am in LA and was not
aware of any arrangements, his
e-mail said. Will check with our
on site reps.
Then later: Havent been able
to get any info on this.
The mystery endures.
Tuesdays Washington perfor-
mance marked the halfway point
of Sheens 20-city show tour. On
Thursday night, he was set to rant
at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. It
wasnt clear howfast he got to the
stage door. An Atlanta police
spokesman said the department
has not been asked to provide
any escorts.
Ensign, under ethics probe, to resign
Senator admits no fault,
says personal cost is
simply too great
Embattled Sen. John Ensign
(R-Nev.) announced Thursday
night that he will resign from
office in early May, a move that
comes amid an ethics investiga-
tion into his conduct.
While I stand behind my firm
belief that I have not violated any
law, rule, or standard of conduct
of the Senate, andI have fought to
prove this publicly, I will not
continue to subject my family, my
constituents, or the Senate to any
further rounds of investigation,
depositions, drawn out proceed-
ings, or especially public hear-
ings, Ensign said in a statement
posted on his Web site. For my
family and me, this continued
personal cost is simply too great.
Ensigns resignation, which
was first reported by Las Vegas
Sun columnist Jon Ralston, will
be official May 3 and follows by
six weeks his announcement that
he would retire at the end of his
term, which expires in 2012.
The Senate Ethics Committee
is investigating Ensigns han-
dling of an affair with a former
political aide whose husband was
also a top legislative aide to the
Earlier this year, the commit-
tee hired outside counsel to begin
a more formal phase, whichprob-
ably would have led to a public
hearing on formal allegations
against the senator or the public
release of its allegations.
With Ensign gone from the
Senate, the Ethics Committee will
have no jurisdiction in the matter
and probably will keep private
the results of its 20-month inves-
In June 2009, Ensign publicly
admitted that he had an affair
with Cynthia Hampton, who was
his political treasurer and was
married to Doug Hampton, En-
signs administrative assistant.
In 2008, Ensign dismissed
both Hamptons from his payroll.
Ensigns parents, wealthy casino
magnates, paid the Hampton
family $96,000 in what was la-
beled gift income.
Doug Hampton returned to
Las Vegas and beganworking as a
lobbyist for a consulting firm run
by Ensigns top political advisers.
He has alleged that Ensign
helped him line up his first few
lobbying clients all donors to
Ensigns political committees
and that the senator helped ar-
range meetings for him with
Obama administration officials.
A Justice Department investi-
gation into possible criminal ac-
tivity by Ensign ended with no
charges. Doug Hampton was in-
dicted this year on charges of
lobbying the Senate less than a
year after leaving the chamber.
Ensigns resignation would al-
low Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) to
appoint a replacement to serve
until the seat is filled in the 2012
election. Rep. Dean Heller, a Re-
publican who is campaigning to
succeed Ensign, is the front-run-
ner for the appointment .
If Heller is named to the Sen-
ate, there will be a special elec-
tion to replace him in the sprawl-
ing 2nd District, where Sharron
Angle, the 2010Senate challenger
to Harry M. Reid (D), would be
considered the early favorite.
Ensigns resignation will close
the book on a once-promising
political career that began when
he was elected to the House in
1994. Ensign had begun to lay the
groundwork for a possible presi-
dential bidin2012 whenthe news
of his affair with Cynthia Hamp-
ton broke.
Staff writer Aaron Blake contributed
to this report.
4 state senators join list
in line for recall in Wis.
3 Democrats, 5 in GOP
targeted over position on
collective-bargaining bill
madison, wis. Wisconsin
conservatives added three Demo-
cratic state senators and one Re-
publican senator Thursday to the
list of lawmakers in line for recall
elections over their opposition to
or support of Gov. Scott Walkers
law curtailing collective-bargain-
ing rights for public employees.
Committees to recall Demo-
cratic Sens. DaveHansenof Green
Bay, JimHolperin of Conover and
Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie
filed the signatures needed with
the Government Accountability
Board. All three groups had thou-
sands more signatures than re-
quired to trigger a recall election.
Hours later, the committee to
recall Republican Sen. Alberta
Darling of River Hills submitted
30,000 signatures to trigger her
recall election. Naomi Cobb, the
main petitioner for the Darling
group, said there was strong sup-
port for the recall, despite Dar-
lings relatively Republican dis-
Darling said she has heard that
recall organizers misrepresented
their efforts, telling people their
petition was in support of her.
Still, she said shes ready to face a
recall and isnt afraid to present
her background and record to
Darling and the three Demo-
crats join four Republican sena-
tors who have had recall petitions
filed against them. Petitions still
are being circulated against five
other Democrats and three other
Republicans. The senators are be-
ing targetedfor backing or oppos-
ing a bill signed into lawby Walk-
er (R) that would strip most pub-
lic employees of collective-bar-
gainingrights. Ajudge weighinga
lawsuit challenging the law has
blocked it from taking effect but
told legislators the lawsuit would
be moot if they voted again and
passed the measure.
Democrats, who control 14
Senate seats, would have to take
three of the Republicans 19 seats
to hold a majority.
Dan Hunt, an organizer for the
groupseekingWirchs ouster, said
the recall effort was motivated by
the Democratic senators decision
to leave the state for weeks to
block a vote on the collective-bar-
gaining bill.
Neither Hunt nor Kim Simac,
an organizer of the Holperin re-
call effort, wouldrule out running
in a recall election but said they
wanted to see how the situation
The Government Accountabili-
ty Board has 31 days to reviewthe
signatures but will ask a court for
an extension to handle the large
volume of recall reviews and any
possible challenges to the signa-
Mike Tate, chairman of the
Democratic Party of Wisconsin,
said the party would challenge
the signatures on the conserva-
tives petitions. Until we get a
chance to look at the sheets,
which are being turned in today,
we dont know, Tate said. But I
guarantee . . . there will be fraud-
ulent signatures turned in.
On the Republican side, Sen.
Dan Kapanke of La Crosse has
already challenged signatures for
his recall petition on the grounds
that the group behind it improp-
erly filed registration statements
with election officials. The cam-
paign manager for Sen. Randy
Hopper of Fond du Lac has said
Hopper will challenge the signa-
tures as well, claiming they were
collected under false pretenses.
Sens. Sheila Harsdorf of River
Falls and Luther Olsen of Ripon
have said they will review the
The senators have 10 days after
the filings in which to challenge
the signatures.
Associated Press
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has been the subject of a 20-month investigation that began in 2009 after he acknowledged an extramarital affair.
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House Democrat files lawsuit challenging campaign spending rules
Nonprofits buying ads
should identify donors,
Md.s Van Hollen says
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
filed a challenge to campaign
spending rules in federal court
Thursday, charging that the regu-
lations do not adequately imple-
ment the portions of the 2002
McCain-Feingold law requiring
disclosure of political donations.
The lawsuit challenges regula-
tions at the Federal ElectionCom-
mission that allow groups orga-
nizedas nonprofits tospendmon-
ey on candidate ads ahead of an
election without revealing their
financial backers.
The disclosure of campaign-
donor information is essential to
our democracy, Van Hollen said
in a statement announcing the
lawsuit. The absence of transpar-
ency will enable special interest
groups to bankroll campaign ini-
tiatives while operating under a
veil of anonymity.
Supporters of the lawsuit say
interest groups ran $135 million
worth of campaign ads in the last
election cycle without revealing
the source of the money.
The White House confirmed
Wednesday that it is drafting an
executive order that would re-
quire companies seeking federal
contracts to disclose their contri-
butions to politicians and advoca-
cy groups involved in elections.
Taken together, the moves sig-
nal that Democrats are widening
their effort to challenge rules for
election spending in the wake of
the last years landmark Supreme
Court decision that struck down
prohibitions on independent
campaign spending by corpora-
tions, unions and nonprofit
groups. The courts decision in
Citizens United v. Federal Elec-
tion Commission allowed many
interest groups that are not re-
quired to reveal donors to spend
money on campaign ads.
Republicans attacked both
measures as politically motivated.
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chair-
man of the House Small Business
Committee, sent a letter to Presi-
dent Obama on Thursday saying
the proposed executive order
would politicize public contract-
ing and infringe on the free
speech rights of American citi-
Bradley Smith, a founder of the
Center for Competitive Politics,
which advocates for fewer restric-
tions oncampaignspending, said:
The Democrats at every level are
limit the speech of their political
opponents. None of it has any-
thing to do withcorruptionat all.
During the midterm election
last year, Obama andother Demo-
crats spoke often about the need
for public scrutiny of donors to
interest groups, most of which
were targeting Democratic candi-
Democrats tried to pass a bill,
dubbedthe Disclose Act, toforce
interest groups to reveal donor
identities, but the measure failed
toget therequired60votes topass
a procedural test in the Senate.
The executive order and the Van
Hollen lawsuit, if successful,
would implement some of the
provisions of that bill without
requiring the approval of Con-
gress, which is unlikely to act now
that the House is under Republi-
can control.
Van Hollens legal team in-
cludes the advocacy groups De-
mocracy 21 and the Campaign
Legal Center, which also repre-
sentedformer congressmanChris
Shays (R-Conn.) in similar suits
over the FECs implementation of
the McCain-Feingold law. Those
lawsuits forced the agency to
rewrite 19 regulations.
The groups also filed a petition
with the FEC to rewrite other
regulations that were not chal-
lenged in the lawsuit because the
statute of limitations had passed.
Its chances of success are slim
given a spate of partisan dead-
locks on the commission over dis-
closure rules.
BP will make
down payment
of $1 billion
to restore gulf
BP will make a $1 billion down
payment on the costs of restoring
ecosystems damaged by last
years 87-day oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico, the worst in U.S.
history, the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administra-
tion and the Interior Depart-
ment announced Thursday.
The agreement will speed
projects such as rebuilding
coastal marshes, replenishing
damaged beaches and restoring
barrier islands and wetlands,
said Monica Medina, the NOAA
official who negotiated the
agreement with BP.
We dont know the full extent
of damages yet, but we sure can
figure out howwe can start fixing
the damage, she said.
Under the Oil Pollution Act of
1990, government agencies are
broadly assessing the environ-
mental damages in a process
called Natural Resource Damage
Assessment. They will eventually
present BP with a restoration
plan, which the company can
then choose to pay for or dispute
in court.
While the sprawling assess-
ment underway has collected
tens of thousands of samples,
tallying ecological damages is
expected to take two to three
more years.
Any restoration paid for by the
$1 billion fund will be considered
in the final NRDA tally, Medina
The agreement marks the first
time a company has made early
payments under the Oil Pollu-
tion Act, she added.
Under Thursdays agreement,
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas will each
receive $100 million, as will
NOAA and the Interior Depart-
ment. The remaining money will
be spent on projects proposed by
the states and selected by the
federal agencies.
Medina said it was unclear
when projects could get started.
The public will be invited to
comment on specific proposals,
she said.
Environmental groups wel-
comed the funds. BPs crude oil
is still in our marsh, said Aaron
Viles, deputy director of the Gulf
Restoration Network. Were
glad theyre making this move.
Viles noted that the restora-
tion funds present an irony of
sorts: They might finally pay for
large-scale and long-languishing
plans to restore gulf wetlands
destroyed by the oil industry and
other activity.
In addition to the restoration
costs faced by BP and other
companies involved in the spill,
the firm could be hit with as
much as $18 billion in fines
under the Clean Water Act.
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presented Thursday at the site of Israels
1948 proclamationof independence.
As the Israeli actress Hanna Maron
read out the declarationoutside Tel Avivs
Independence Hall, heckling by protest-
ers forcedpolice to intervene.
The document, which was issued in
expectationof moves to recognize a Pales-
tinian state at the United Nations in Sep-
tember, asserts that the end of Israeli
occupation of Palestinian territory is a
fundamental condition for the liberation
of both peoples, for the fulfillment of the
Israeli declaration of independence and
for the independence of the State of Isra-
Echoing the opening of Israels inde-
pendence declaration, the statement be-
gins: The land of Israel is the birthplace
of the Jewish people, where its identity
was shaped. The land of Palestine is the
birthplace of the Palestinian people,
where its identity was formed.
The about 60 signatories include 17
recipients of the Israel Prize, the countrys
highest honor.
Yaron Ezrahi, a political scientist at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem and one
of the organizers, told the gathering that
holding the event during the Passover
holiday, whichmarks the liberationof the
Jewishpeoplefromslavery, expresses the
commitment of many Israelis not to pass
over the freedom of the neighboring Pal-
Joel Greenberg
Victorious forces
engage in infighting
Ivory Coasts newarmy turned its guns
onaformerallywhohadhelpedinstall the
democratically elected president but
failed Thursday to defeat the renegade
forces dug into a neighborhood of the
main city of Abidjan, military sources
Residents said heavy machine-gun fire
broke out in Abidjans working-class sub-
urb of Abobo on Wednesday evening near
renegade warlord Ibrahim Coulibalys
headquarters. Abobo saw some of the
worst fighting during the four-month po-
litical standoff created by Laurent Gbag-
bos refusal to cede power to Alassane
Ouattara after a November election.
Military sources from both sides con-
firmedthat the newarmy of former rebels
led by Prime Minister Guillaume Soro,
who is also defense minister, attacked
Coulibalys headquarters but met with
fierce resistance. Coulibaly and Soro are
longtime rivals.
Coulibaly had pledged allegiance to
Ouattara on Sunday. Aspokesman for the
United Nations said the world body was
talking to the army and to Coulibalys
forces to try to resolve the conflict as
swiftly as possible.
Also Thursday, the African Union
droppedsanctions it hadimposedina bid
to force Gbagbo to stepdown.
Associated Press
Vice president praises
outgoing U.S. envoy
Chinas expected future leader praised
outgoingU.S. Ambassador JonHuntsman
on Thursday amid talk of the Republican
former Utah governor launching a presi-
dential bid.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who
is expected to begin taking over from
President Hu Jintao next year, called
Huntsman an old friend of the Chinese
people who had made unremitting ef-
forts to promote the exchanges between
our two people.
Xis comments came during a meeting
in Beijing with a delegation of 10 U.S.
senators led by Majority Leader Harry M.
Reid(D-Nev.), whichHuntsmanattended.
Huntsman, 50, officially leaves his Bei-
jing post April 30. Huntsman, a fluent
Mandarin speaker from his time as a
Mormonmissionary, has wonpraise from
the Obama administrationfor his workas
Associated Press
Police defuse 5 bombs near Indonesian
church: Terrorism suspects arrested
buried beneath a gas pipeline near a
church just outside Indonesias capital,
Jakarta, officials said. The explosives,
safelydefusedat thescene, hadbeenset to
detonatebycellphoneabout 9a.m. Friday.
The U.S. Embassy urged Americans to be
Fromnews services
Priests prepare for the foot-washing service during the Mass of the Lords Supper celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the
Basilica of St. John in Rome. The Mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday, leading up to Easter Sunday, to mark the Last Supper.
War crimes
alleged in
Sri Lanka
AS MANY AS 40,000
Government authorities
repudiate U.N. panels report
united nations Sri Lankas decisive
2008-09 military offensive against the
countrys separatist Tamil Tigers may
have resulted in the deaths of as many as
40,000 civilians, most of them victims of
indiscriminate shelling by Sri Lankan
forces, according to a U.N. panel estab-
lishedbySecretaryGeneral BanKi-moon.
Thepanel recommendedthat Banset up
an independent international mecha-
nism to carry out a more thorough probe
into credible allegations of war crimes
and crimes against humanity by the Sri
Lankan government and the Liberation
Tigers of the Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which
heldmorethan300,000civilians hostage
to enforce a strategic human buffer be-
tween themselves and the advancing Sri
Extensive portions of the report were
published over the past several days by a
Sri Lankan newspaper, the Island, and
have been quickly repudiated by Sri
Lankan authorities. U.N. officials con-
firmed the authenticity of the report but
said the disclosure was incomplete. They
said Thursday that the release of the
report had been delayed amid discus-
sions with Sri Lanka over the possibility
of including a rebuttal in the report.
The panels findings constituted a dev-
astating indictment of the countrys mili-
tary conduct during the final stage of the
28-year war, accusing government forces
of shelling hospitals, no-fire zones and
U.N. facilities, and blocking the delivery
of humanitarianaid to victims of the war.
The panel calls on Sri Lanka to issue a
public acknowledgment of its role in and
responsibility for extensive civilian casu-
alties in the final stages of the war.
But investigators also faulted the Unit-
edNations for failingtotake actions that
might have protected civilians and
called on Ban to conduct a comprehen-
sive review of the U.N. systems response
to the crisis.
The Sri Lankan government launched
an all-out offensive in 2008 in an effort to
crush the Tamil Tigers, one of the worlds
most violent and ruthless insurgencies.
The operation, whichcenteredona Tamil
stronghold in the Vanni region of Sri
Lanka, succeeded in wiping out the
armed movement in May 2009. But the
operation took a devastating toll on eth-
nic Tamil civilians, who were largely
trapped between the rival forces.
This campaign constituted persecu-
tion of the population of Vanni, accord-
ing to panel member and University of
Michigan legal scholar Steven Ratner.
The Sri Lankan government chal-
lengedthe reports findingas fundamen-
tally flawed. Inastatement, the countrys
ForeignMinistry saidthe report is based
on patently biased material, which is
presented without any verification.
Few travelers on Mexicos highway of death
A vital artery becomes a forbidding and lightly used thoroughfare after news of kidnappings, discovery of mass graves
his is the time of year when
Mexican families traditionally
drive long distances to celebrate
Easter together. But Highway 101
through the border state of Tamaulipas
is empty now a spooky, forlorn,
potentially perilous journey, where trav-
elers join in self-defensive convoys and
race down the four-lane road at 90 miles
per hour, stopping for nothing, and
nobody ever drives at night.
My friends thought I was crazy to
come down, said Ester Arce, traveling
from Atlanta to San Luis Potosi in the
south. Arce was stopped at a gas station,
waiting for her husband to retie the
ropes holding down luggage in the bed
of their pickup truck.
Her husband cut the conversation
short. We got to get out of the state by
nightfall or the criminals will get us, he
said. Ester Arce apologized, No one
wants to drive the road.
As rumors spread that psychotic kid-
nappers were dragging passengers off
buses and as authorities found mass
graves piled with 145 bodies, people
began calling this corridor the highway
of death or the devils road.
The highway is so forbidding that
even the news these past few weeks of
the largest mass grave found in Mexicos
four-year drug war cannot lure TV
trucks or journalists onto the road.
The bodies discovered earlier this
month are in the same area where cartel
kidnappers massacred 72 migrants from
Central and South America in August.
The terror has only spread since then.
On Wednesday, Mexican authorities an-
nounced the rescue of 68 individuals
found in a stash house in the border city
of Reynosa. They had been snatched off
buses or grabbed at bus stations.
In the town of San Fernando, where
the 145 decomposing bodies were found,
the governor of Tamaulipas, Egidio
Torre Cantu, accompanied by several
hundred federal police and soldiers,
arrived for a meeting with city officials
Tuesday. There was a single Mexican TV
crew there. It had arrived escorted by
Mexican marines.
Important road
Highway 101 is not a country road. In
normal times, it is the most heavily
traveled thoroughfare in the state, as
vital an artery for commerce and move-
ment in Mexico as Interstate 95 is
between Washington and Philadelphia.
The highway funnels trade from the
interior of Mexico to the busiest border
crossings in the world, with 15 bridges
from Tamaulipas into the United States
along the Rio Grande from Nuevo Lare-
do to Matamoros.
But now people who have driven
Highway 101 all their lives, who like
their Texas neighbors once thought
nothing of driving four hours to go out to
dinner with friends, refuse to get on the
I waited almost two days in Browns-
ville, reading the newspapers, watching
the news, trying to get up the courage to
cross the border and come down, said
Robert Avila, who lives in Dallas but
often comes to the state capital, Ciudad
Victoria, to visit his parents andsiblings.
I thought about going home and
getting my gun, Avila said, but didnt.
Fromthe bus depot inCiudadVictoria
to the state morgue in the border city of
Matamoros, where the 145 corpses were
first taken, is 200 miles. The U.S. govern-
ment has warned its citizens not to drive
the road.
Some have taken to flying commuter
planes along the route, rather than
venture along the roadway. Bus compa-
nies stopped using the highway for two
weeks, opting for a long, looping detour
to the west, to Monterrey, adding hun-
dreds of miles to the journey.
Highway 101 passes through commu-
nal farm lands and ranches named after
heroes of the Mexican revolution. The
low hills are covered with scrub forests
of mesquite, creosote and prickly pear,
and the land looks thirsty because of a
lingering drought that has left cows
dead and bloated in the roadside ditch-
It is humid and 100 degrees, good for
the vast fields of sorghumthat stretch to
the horizon. Many of the vendors who
used to line the road are gone, their
clapboard stands that sold beef jerky,
grapefruit and barbecue abandoned.
The remaining commerce mostly in-
volves gas and beer. For years, Texans
drove south on Highway 101 to fish for
bass in Lake Guerrero and shoot doves
in the game ranches, but all that has
In Gods hands
Henry Davila drove from Minnesota
to Brownsville and waited at the border
for friends to form a caravan. He was
driving a minivan stuffed with house-
hold items and towing a compact car he
planned to sell in his home town of
Guatemala City. He makes the trip six
times a year and never saw traffic so
Were in Gods hands, he said and
rumbled off.
Short sections of the highway are now
crawling with troops and police. Patrols
of masked marines wielding .50-caliber
machine guns and grenade launchers
roar down the road. During the four-
hour drive, a traveler encounters five
government roadblocks, where drivers
are questioned and vehicles searched.
More than 25 federal police cruisers are
The security is designed to calm
Of course, it is only a perception,
said Morelos Canseco Gomez, the lieu-
tenant governor of Tamaulipas.
Canesco applauded the effort but
offered a caution. Its not a matter of
patrolling the roads, its a matter of
gathering intelligence and information.
Where do they hide? Where do they
strike? Where do we get them? Were not
going to get them on the road, he said.
Police in Mexico City stand guard next to a covered truck containing bodies pulled frommass graves in the northeast.
Martin Omar Estrada Luna, one of the alleged leaders in the Los Zetas drug cartel,
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In sign of U.S.-Pakistan strain,
military chiefs exchange barbs
islamabad, pakistan Adm.
Mike Mullen and Gen. Ashfaq
Kayani, the most senior military
officials from the United States
and Pakistan, have met often in
recent years, interacted cordially
and posed together for photos
intended to convey the solidity
if not always the seamlessness
of the bilateral security relation-
This week there was no smil-
ing photo op, and the tone of
statements made separately by
the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff and Pakistans army chief
was far from cordial. More than
ever before, the lack of trust
between the strategic partners
and the gulf between their per-
ceptions of regional threats was
made palpably and publicly clear.
There is a real difference now,
a basic stalemate. Mullen has
gone public, and Kayani has re-
sponded in kind, said Imtiaz
Gul, a Pakistani security analyst.
He said that Washington was
preoccupied with pushing back
the Taliban before the summer
deadline to begin troop with-
drawals from Afghanistan but
that Pakistan was much more
worried about arch-rival India
using its influence in Afghani-
stan to encircle Pakistan.
In a series of interviews with
the Pakistani media, Mullen
made strong and pointed state-
ments criticizing purported sup-
port by Pakistans intelligence
agency for a group of Afghan
insurgents, basedinPakistanand
linked to al-Qaeda, who have
been responsible for many lethal
attacks on U.S. and NATO forces.
Mullen told one newspaper
Tuesday that the issue of Paki-
stans reported relationship with
the Haqqani network was at the
core of difficulties between the
two governments. He told anoth-
er Pakistani newspaper Wednes-
day that it is the Haqqani net-
work which is killing Americans
across the border and that his
main concern in Pakistan was
going after Haqqani and al-Qae-
Mullens unusually aggressive
comments reflected the increase
in tensions between U.S. and
Pakistani security agencies in the
past several months, partly over
CIA drone attacks, which are
highly controversial in Pakistan,
and partly over revelations of
U.S. spying activities, which were
highlighted by the case of Ray-
mond Davis, a CIA contractor
who was accused of killing two
Pakistani men in January.
Last week, the head of Paki-
stans Inter-Services Intelligence
directorate, Lt. Gen. Ahmed
Shuja Pasha, visited Washington
and asked CIA officials to cut
back on the drone attacks and
withdrawU.S. intelligence opera-
tives from Pakistan. American
officials reportedly agreed to
greater transparency with Paki-
stan on their spy operations but
refused to make major conces-
sions on the drones, which are
considered a critical element in
the war against Islamist insur-
Many hours after the meeting
between Mullen and Kayani,
which one observer close to the
Pakistani military described as
tense and uncomfortable, the of-
fice of the Pakistani military
spokesman issued a statement
saying Kayani and Mullen had
agreed on addressing the trust
deficit between the institutions
and the people on both sides.
The statement went on to say
that Kayani had strongly reject-
ed negative propaganda of Paki-
stan not doing enough to com-
bat Islamist terrorism and that
he had reinforced his govern-
ments strong opposition to the
U.S. campaign of drone strikes,
which he said not only under-
mine our national effort against
terrorism but turn public sup-
port against our efforts.
A Pakistani security official,
speaking on the condition of
anonymity Thursday because of
the sensitivity of the issue, said
military and intelligence officials
were highly displeased by Mul-
lens allegations and by his rejec-
tion of Pakistani demands for a
scaling back of attacks by un-
manned aircraft. The way Admi-
ral Mullen talked here, his tough
stance, didnt help at all. I would
say, rather, it added to the pre-
vailing tensions, the official said.
The official said that Pakistani
forces consider the Haqqani net-
work an enemy like other Taliban
factions, and there should be no
doubt about it. He said launch-
ing an operation against
Haqqanis base in the North Wa-
ziristan tribal area was only a
matter of time and resources.
Another security official said
that the Pakistani army was seri-
ously discussing such an opera-
tion but that it was insisting first
on a pause in drone attacks,
because they create problems
for us and make it very hard for
us to convince the tribal people
that we are fighting our ownwar.
On the other hand, a senior
army commander in North Wa-
ziristan said in a recent briefing
that the U.S. drone strikes had
been very effective. He said most
of those killed were hard-core
al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists,
many of them from other coun-
Late Thursday, in a deadly
incident in the violence-plagued
port city of Karachi, a bomb
planted inside an illegal gam-
bling club exploded, killing at
least 15 people and wounding at
least 35. Police said the club was
frequented by criminals and was
in an area marked by gang wars.
No group asserted responsibility
for the blast.
Special correspondents Shaiq
Hussain in Islamabad and Haq
Nawaz Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan,
contributed to this report.
Pakistan court frees 5 in gang-rape case
islamabad, pakistan Paki-
stans Supreme Court on Thurs-
day freed five men accused of
gang-raping a village woman in
2002, disappointing rights activ-
ists after a long-fought case that
received world attention and
turned the victim, Mukhtar Mai,
into a symbol of hope for op-
pressed women.
court ruling that found there was
not enough evidence to support
Mais account of being dragged
into a house and raped, on orders
from a village council, as punish-
ment for an alleged romance be-
tween Mais young brother and a
woman from a more powerful
The case exposedto the worlda
side of Pakistans tribal culture in
which women are often punished
harshly for affairs or sold as
brides to settle disputes or com-
pensate for the perceived sins of
their relatives.
Fourteen men were originally
charged, but only one remains in
prison, where he is serving a life
sentence. The others, all villagers
from the rival tribe, were acquit-
ted by lower courts.
Rights advocates in Pakistan
calledThursdays verdict a traves-
ty of justice andsaidit showedthe
countrys judicial system to be
patriarchal and prejudiced
against women.
The panel of justices foundthat
while a sordid and despicable
act may have been committed,
Mais tale of tribal abuses was
implausible and flimsy. They
took her to task for making con-
fusing statements about how her
clothing was torn after the rapes
and for failing to go to the police
for one week.
This is a setback for Mukhtar
Mai, the broader struggle to end
violence against women and the
cause of an independent rights-
respecting judiciary in Pakistan,
said Ali Dayan Hasan, a represen-
tative of New York-based Human
Rights Watch in Karachi.
Mai, 42, runs a school for girls
in her village in southern Punjab
province. She told Geo television
that she feared for her life after
Thursdays verdict but would not
halt her struggle for womens
This is not justice that I re-
ceived today, but I have faith in
God, she said. She asked the
government to take measures to
protect her.
Pakistani womens organiza-
tions said they worried the ruling
could strengthen parallel legal
systems such as tribal councils,
adding that it had shaken the
confidence of women of Pakistan
to stand up for their rights. But
the groups praised Mai for her
courage and called her a role
model for thewomenof Pakistan.
Protesters in Multan, Pakistan, react to the Supreme Courts decision to uphold an appeals court ruling.
This is not
justice that I
received today,
but I have faith
in God,
Mukhtar Mai,
shown in 2005,
said Thursday.
Mai, whose case
received global
attention, said
she was raped in
2002 on orders
froma village
There is a
real difference
now, a basic
Mullen has
gone public,
and Kayani
has responded
in kind.
Imtiaz Gul, a Pakistani
security analyst
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Syrian leader can be persuaded to
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ernment repression in Arab coun-
tries such as Egypt and Bahrain,
and far from its direct interven-
tioninLibya, the Obama adminis-
tration has resisted unequivocally
who took power 10 years ago after
his fathers three-decade rule end-
ed. The Assads, members of the
minority Alawite sect, have used
the military to hold sway over
Syrias majority Sunni Muslims.
There is a different leader in
Syria now, and many believe As-
sad is a reformer, Secretary of
late last month in a comment on
CBSs Face the Nation that drew
widespreadpolitical criticism.
On Wednesday, Clinton con-
demned the ongoing violence
committed against peaceful pro-
testers by the Syrian government
and any use of violence by pro-
Depending on what happens
during Fridays demonstrations,
some members of Congress may
push for stronger sanctions
against Syria when they return to
Washington next week from their
spring recess. Rep. Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairman of the
House Foreign Affairs Committee,
said earlier this month that the
administrationhadignored seri-
ous Syrianthreats to U.S. security.
Rather thanreturning our am-
bassador to Damascus and up-
grading the U.S. relationship with
this pariah state, as the current
syria from A1 administration has done, the U.S.
must impose tough sanctions
against the Syrian regime, Ros-
Tom Malinowski, Washington
director of Human Rights Watch,
said it was probably fair to say
that the U.S. on its own cant do
that much more on the sanctions
front. But, he said, it could have
significant impact working with
the European Union, Syrias larg-
est trading partner and a signifi-
cant importer of its oil.
Some analysts accused Presi-
dent Obama of failing to see how
Assads departurewouldstrength-
enU.S. policyintheregion, includ-
ing in dealing with Iran. Syria is
Irans only Arab ally and has long
been a transshipment point for
Iranian weapons bound for Hez-
bollah, the Shiite Muslim move-
ment inLebanonthat Assadviews
as leverage with Israel. Iran also
uses Syrian ports as its outlet to
the MediterraneanSea.
Assads ouster could deprive
Iran of those benefits, amounting
to a great gain for the United
States and a great loss for Iran,
said Elliott Abrams, the National
Security Councils Middle East di-
rector during the George W. Bush
Beyond strategic consider-
ations, Abrams said, Assads vi-
cious and despicable human
rights record should be enough to
prompt Obama to take a much
harder line.
This regime has seen us as an
enemy, and I just dont under-
stand the notion that Assad is a
reformer and that this regime can
be reformed, Abrams said. It
cannot be.
What bothers me most is that
this administration believes wed
be better off with the regime in
place and is failing to see the huge
benefit wewouldachieveshouldit
fall, Abrams said.
Others were more sympathetic
to the administrations dilemma.
Syrias weak national institutions
and long-standing, if dormant, Is-
lamic undercurrent give the ad-
ministration few good alterna-
tives to Assads continued rule,
said Joshua M. Landis, director of
the Center for Middle East Studies
at the University of Oklahoma,
who has livedinSyria.
Landis said that the regions
four key players Israel, Turkey,
Lebanonand Saudi Arabia have
aninterest inseeingAssadsurvive.
Everybodys knee-jerkposition
is going to be to hope that Assad
can regain control, Landis said,
because the chances that [Syrias]
national institutions will collapse,
like Iraq, are great. Andthenyoull
have endless factionalism.
A new democratic government
in Syria would probably urge
ObamatopushIsrael toreturnthe
Golan Heights, taken in the 1967
Six-DayWar, tobringit legitimacy.
Israel has long preferred to set the
timing andterms of suchtalks.
Turkey fears that Syrias Kurds
may seek to break away if Assad is
toppled, reanimating Turkeys
Kurdish separatist movement.
Lebanons large Christian minori-
ty worries about the rise of a con-
servative Islamist government on
its easternborder.
Although Saudi Arabia has had
problems with Assad, and with
Syrias alliance withSaudi archen-
emy Iran, the kingdom is con-
cerned that Assads fall could stir
its own quiet, democratic move-
ment to life.
So what does America do? An-
tagonize all of its allies in the
region to push this transition at a
time that its chief interest is get-
ting out of Iraq? Landis said.
Were on this democracy roll in
the region, and many believe its a
one-stop shop. But, of course, its
not, and its very difficult to ex-
plainthat change inSyria is differ-
U.S. struggles
to calibrate its
Syria response
An evacuee sits on the deck of the Greek ferry Ionian Spirit, a ship that is evacuating stranded foreign refugees and
injured residents from Misurata, Libya, which continued to be besieged by fighting Thursday, to Benghazi via the
Mediterranean Sea. Fleeing the fighting off the Libyan coast is the safest mode of transportation between the two cities
right now, and the ferry has become a virtual hospital ship, complete with an ad hoc intensive-care unit aboard.
A way out
position is
going to be to
hope that Assad
can regain
control because
the chances
that [Syrias]
institutions will
collapse . . . are
Joshua M. Landis, director of
the Center for Middle East Studies
at the University of Oklahoma
Gulf states propose a resolution for situation in Yemen
sanaa, yemen The head of a
grouping of gulf Arab nations pre-
sented a new proposal Thursday
to Yemens embattled president
for resolving the countrys crisis,
calling onhimto handover power
to a successor of his choice and
leavewithinamonth, accordingto
a government official.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh,
Yemens leader of 32 years, has
been clinging to power in the face
of two months of massive street
protests against his rule.
The proposal was a second at-
tempt to mediate the crisis by the
six-nation Gulf Cooperation
Council, which in its previous ef-
fort called for Saleh to step down
but did not propose a timetable.
But Salehs opponents on Thurs-
day said the month-long transi-
tion was too long, demanding he
Abdullatif bin Rashid al-
Zayani, the GCCs secretary gener-
al, outlined the proposal to Saleh
in a meeting in Sanaa on Thurs-
day. The Yemeni official, speaking
on condition of anonymity be-
cause he was not authorized to
speak to the media, said the pro-
posals alsoprovidedfor a national
unitygovernment ledbythe oppo-
sition and comprising Salehs rul-
ing party. Presidential elections
wouldbe heldwithin60days after
the interimpresident takes office,
saidthe official.
Saleh has over the past two
months used violence to try to
quell the unrest, with his security
forces killing nearly 130 protesters
so far. He has also offered conces-
sions, includingapledgenot torun
againfor president or allowhis son
tosucceedhim, but tonoavail.
The uprising intensified
Wednesdaywithacall byprotesters
for civil disobedience in four prov-
inces Aden, Lahj, Taiz andEbb.
Already, central government
authority had virtually disap-
peared from the southern city of
Aden, where popular committees
are guarding properties and di-
recting traffic.
Representatives of Salehs gov-
ernment and the opposition met
separately with GCC officials this
week in Abu Dhabi, capital of the
Emirates. The talks, however,
failed to break new ground be-
cause the opposition insisted that
Saleh immediately and uncondi-
tionally stepdown.
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Libyan rebels seize remote crossing along Tunisian border
Heavy fighting has
forced thousands to flee
western mountain area
tripoli, libya Libyan rebels
seized control of a remote border
crossing with Tunisia on Thurs-
day, witnesses said, after a weekof
intense fighting in the western
mountains that has caused thou-
sands to flee.
The Tunisianstate news agency
TAP reported that 13 Libyan offi-
cers and soldiers, including a gen-
eral, handed themselves over to
the Tunisian military at the bor-
der. They apparently sought ref-
uge after the clashes with opposi-
tion fighters. Rebels and witness-
es told news agencies that the
Libyan side of the border at Dehi-
ba was inrebel hands.
Later, the Libyan government
said it had sent more troops to the
area and reclaimed control of the
border post, but this could not be
independently verified. Now its
calm and under control of our
military, Deputy Foreign Minis-
ter Khaled Kaim told reporters
early Friday.
A renewed government assault
onthe Nafusa mountains has sent
about 14,000 men, women and
children, most of themethnic Ber-
bers, fleeing from a largely over-
looked theater of the conflict, ac-
cording to the Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR).
Berbers have long faced suspi-
cion and discrimination under
Libyanleader Moammar Gaddafis
rule, and many towns and villages
took part in the uprising against
himthat beganinmid-February. In
recent days, the government has
made a renewedbidto reclaimthe
Nafusa mountains, which begin
about 60miles southof Tripoli and
stretch westward to the Tunisian
border, fromrebel control.
Withforeignjournalists unable
to travel to the region, informa-
tionis difficult tocorroborate, and
the area has received little media
Moussa Ibrahim, a spokesman
for the Libyan government, said
rebels had deliberately driven
people out of mountain villages
and into Tunisia to create a hu-
manitarian disaster area, to en-
courage NATOto come in.
We had intelligence that they
were planning this, he said. We
believe [the refugees] have been
taken there against their will. We
consider themto be hostages.
But refugees blamed the gov-
ernment, saying that their homes
had been searched and often
burned, that tanks had been
turned on their villages and that
their livestock had beenkilled.
We fled because we cant face
heavy weapons, 33-year-old Se-
fao, a refugee from the village of
Yafran, which has a population of
about 25,000, said by telephone
from a camp in Tunisia. He asked
for his full name to be withheld to
protect family members still in-
side Libya. There are tanks inside
Yafran. They are killing every-
Families have fled in cars load-
ed with mattresses and blankets,
travelingonbackroads andavoid-
ing official border crossings
staffed by Gaddafi loyalists.
The whole of the western
mountains has been under siege
for about a monthnow, saidFiras
Kayal of theUNHCR. Hesaidrefu-
gees told him that they had fled
because of intensified fighting be-
tween both sides, because govern-
ment troops were advancing and
because of shelling and rocket at-
tacks by Gaddafis forces.
A rebel fighter, who gave his
name as Belgassem, told the Asso-
ciated Press that since the week-
end, Yafran has come under daily
attack with Russian-made truck-
mountedGradrockets, tankshells
and antiaircraft guns. A water
tank and houses in the village had
been damaged and the hospital
evacuated, he said.
According to witness accounts
I heard in the refugee camp, doz-
ens of people civilians and reb-
els were killed over the last
seven days, a Libyan doctor who
gave his name as Abdelrahman
toldReuters onWednesdayfroma
Tunisian refugee camp in Dehiba.
Most were killed in the last three
days, when the attacks intensi-
Gaddafi called Berbers, also
known as Amazigh, a product of
colonialism created by the West
to divide Libya. The Berber lan-
guage was not recognized or
taught in schools, and it was for-
bidden in Libya to give children
Berber names.
The policy was eased in 2007,
but a U.S. Embassy cable released
by WikiLeaks said this relaxation
waslimitedandquotedGaddafi as
telling community leaders: You
can call yourselves whatever you
want inside your homes Ber-
bers, Children of Satan, whatever
but you are only Libyans when
you leave your homes.
Sefao, the refugee, said the gov-
ernment had arrested many eth-
nic Berbers since the uprising be-
gan, includinghiscousin, whowas
detained by security forces when
he went to the nearby garrison
townof Gharyanto try to buy fuel.
He supported the revolution, but
ina peaceful way, Sefao said.
Amnesty International said it
had come across many such ac-
counts of disappearances. Since,
there has been no news of the fate
or whereabouts of many of them,
Diana Eltahawy, Libya researcher
at AmnestyInternational, saidina
report. Others, however, have
sion confessing to having been
pressured to act against Libyas
best interest.
Ibrahim, the government
spokesman, said the army con-
trolled the urban centers in the
mountain region. The rebels in
the western mountains are weak;
their numbers are not more thana
fewhundred, he said, adding that
they were holding out only be-
cause of the rough mountain ter-
rain and because they were shel-
tering incaves.
But rebels said most towns and
villages in the mountains were
liberated from Gaddafis con-
U.S. role in Libya
widens as armed
drones are deployed
to the region. It is wonderful
news, a rebel spokesman said.
He said that NATO airstrikes
had helped drive loyalist forces
back in the last couple of days. It
is still very desperate but not so
bleak. There is some hope after
these victories, said the spokes-
man, who declined to be identi-
fied for fear of retribution.
The armed Predators first
mission over Libya was cut short
Thursday because of bad weath-
er. The unmanned aircraft can
stay over an area for upwards of
12 hours at a stretch, making
them much better at distinguish-
ing rebel troops from loyalist
forces than faster-moving fighter
jets, which also must stay at
higher altitudes.
Predators carry relatively
small Hellfire missiles that are
much more effective than preci-
sion guided bombs at striking
enemy troops in heavily populat-
ed urban areas.
In recent weeks the sustained
NATO airstrikes have driven
Gaddafis forces to seek the pro-
tection of cities, where it has
been more difficult to strike
them without causing civilian
deaths. The drones could open
up targets there were previously
off-limits to NATO aircraft.
The character of the fight has
changed, said Gen. James Cart-
wright, the vice chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff. You are
seeing . . . people that are digging
in or nestling up against crowd-
ed areas, where collateral dam-
age is a concern.
Libyan officials condemned
the use of the drones as a
violation of the U.N. Security
Council resolution that autho-
rized intervention in Libya for
the sole purpose of protecting
On the contrary, they will kill
more civilians, and this is very
sad, Deputy Foreign Minister
Khaled Kaim told reporters in
Tripoli. What they are doing is
undemocratic, illegitimate, and I
hope they will reverse their deci-
libya from A1 Both Britain and France have
clearly stated that a major focus
of the air campaign is to destroy
Gaddafis military and weaken
his grip on power. By their
yardstick helping rebel forces
topple Gaddafi the bombing
campaign has fallen short.
No one inside the U.S. military
expects that the Predators by
themselves will be enough to
break the stalemate between loy-
alist and rebel forces in Misurata
or other key Libyan cities.
But Thursday, Gates, who had
expressed deep skepticism about
intervening in Libya, struck a
somewhat optimistic note about
the progress of the bombing
campaign. The sustained strikes
were slowly eroding Gaddafis
ground forces. Day after day, the
capabilities of his military are
being reduced, Gates told re-
The U.N.-backed sanctions on
the Libyan regime will over time
prevent Gaddafi from replenish-
ing his ammunition stocks, pay-
ing his soldiers and hiring mer-
cenaries, Gates predicted.
Thats not a short-term thing,
he said. But the fact is that it is
taking place day after day. We ll
just have to see. This is an
Some European officials have
lamented the absence of U.S.
A-10 Warthog ground-attack jets
specifically designed for close
air support and AC-130 gun-
ships. While the low- and slow-
flying planes were deployed in
small numbers during the first
two weeks of the campaign, they
were rarely used because of fears
they would be shot down by the
Libyan army.
The Predators can fly at low
altitudes without putting a pilot
at risk. Last month Gates said
that the Air Force was able to
maintain about 48 Predators
around the world at any given
In Afghanistan, the drones are
flying long hours along the Af-
ghanistan-Pakistan border in an
effort to spot Taliban fighters
who are moving back into Af-
ghanistan for the upcoming
fighting season. Gates said that
no drones have been shifted from
Separately, State Department
officials Thursday acknowl-
edged delays in releasing $25
million in U.S. aid to the Libyan
rebels. The decision to provide
the non-lethal support includ-
ing vehicles, boots and body
armor was announced
Wednesday to address what U.S.
officials had described as an
urgent need.
But State Department spokes-
man Mark Toner said the White
House had not yet signed off on
releasing the equipment.
Were trying to meet their
needs in a coherent and appro-
priate way, Toner said. We dont
want to give them things they
dont necessarily need.
Cody reported from Brussels. Staff
writers Simon Denyer and Joby
Warrick and staff researcher Julie
Tate contributed to this report.
Libyan children sit in the back of a truck as they cross the border along the Tunisian town of Dehiba.
Rebels launch rockets during fighting against Moammar Gaddafis forces along the western entrance to Ajdabiya.
Arebel cries in Misurata after the death of a commander during fighting. Rebels in the city were buoyed
by news that U.S. Predator drones had been deployed to the region.
Bahrains crackdown takes aimat middle class
Observers report many
Shiite professionals
jailed, fired fromjobs
manama, bahrain A govern-
ment crackdown on the Shiite-
dominated political opposition is
reaching deepinto Bahrains mid-
dle-class professions, according
to local political leaders and hu-
man rights activists, potentially
threatening the countrys long-
Doctors, businessmen, engi-
neers, academics, teachers and
now journalists have all been
targeted for questioning and de-
tention, observers say, with hun-
dreds arrested and hundreds
more fired.
The repressionextends beyond
political leaders and activists as-
sociated with the largely Shiite-
led demonstrations that began
Feb. 14. Family members and as-
sociates of people detained say
that the government is targeting
Shiites indiscriminately, regard-
less of their political activity, and
with a particular focus ondoctors
and educators.
It is retribution, said one
prominent opposition figure,
who spoke on the condition of
anonymity for fear of arrest. But
it is alsoanethnic cleansingof top
One political leader estimated
that as many as 1,200 people have
been fired in recent weeks. A
representative of the General
Federation of Bahrain Trade
Unions, which represents work-
ers from across the economy, in-
cluding well-paid banking, oil
and industrial workers, said his
organization had documented
920 politically driven dismissals.
He added that the number is
probably higher, given that many
workers representedby the group
are afraid to come forward.
Humanrights activists say that
teachers have been handcuffed in
front of their students, office
workers arrestedanddoctors tak-
en from their homes at night and
detained without charges. In
many cases, the whereabouts of
the detained are not known, and
lawyers have no access to them.
A government spokeswoman
denied claims of political retribu-
Any arrests were done because
they werent following their
rightful duties, said Luma E.
Bashmi of Bahrains Information
Affairs Authority.
Physicians for Human Rights,
a Cambridge, Mass.-based watch-
dog group, issued a report Friday
alleging systematic and targeted
attacks against medical person-
nel, as a result of their efforts to
provide unbiased care for wound-
ed protesters. The organization
has documented 32 medical pro-
fessionals under arrest.
Friends of one missing doctor,
SadiqAbdulla, a vascular surgeon
and transplant specialist, say he
was not involved in politics or the
protests. Kevin Burnand, an Eng-
described himas apolitical.
Sadiq has been persecuted be-
cause he has treated (as any doc-
tor would) injuredpatients, many
of whom happened to be protest-
ers, said Burnand, in an e-mail.
Doctors fear
Local political observers report
that the medical profession has
been particularly hard hit, creat-
ing a climate of fear among both
doctors and patients. Military
checkpoints and soldiers at the
countrys main hospital have ter-
rified staff and patients, some of
whom have been tortured, ac-
cording to Richard Sollom, au-
thor of the Physicians for Human
Rights report. One local activist
said that he was shuttling West-
ern doctors between private
homes as they attempted to reach
patients too scared to seek treat-
ment in public facilities.
Government-affiliated publi-
cations this week have reported
investigations into professional
organizations aimed at rooting
out subversive activities. The
pro-government Daily Tribune
said a fact-finding committee had
recommendedthe immediate ter-
mination of 111 teachers and oth-
er school employees. The newspa-
per also accused a leading teach-
ers organization of politicizing
our schools.
Meanwhile, the Committee to
Protect Journalists confirmed
that two journalists and an em-
ployee of the Health Ministrys
media section were detained
Wednesday. Both journalists
were released, but the ministry
worker remained in custody, the
CPJ said.
At least four people have died
in police custody, according to
human rights groups, since a
crackdown against the demon-
strations beganwhentroops from
Saudi Arabia entered Bahrain on
March 14. The Gulf Cooperation
Council forces were invited by the
Bahraini government to keep or-
der, and a day later martial law
was declared.
The government is now fo-
cused on stability, with armored
cars enforcing a nightly curfew. It
is also sponsoring a loyalty cam-
paign in which citizens are en-
couraged to pledge allegiance to
King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa
and his government. The cam-
paign said it gathered 500,000
signatures in this country of 1.2
millionpeople, divided betweena
Sunni minority that largely sup-
ports the government anda Shiite
majority making up as much as
70 percent of the population
that has long sought greater polit-
ical representation and economic
Moderation slips away
The targeting of more educat-
ed and prosperous members of
the Shiite community is particu-
larly worrisome, say local ana-
lysts, who fear it could remove a
moderating element in political
By attacking the higher-edu-
cated class, you try to silence
everybody, but this is very, very
costly, said Abdul-Jalil Khalil, of
al-Wefaq, the countrys main Shi-
ite party. You will deepen the
problem, and make it even more
Like their Sunni neighbors,
many wealthier Shiites have en-
joyed lives of relative ease in this
land of high-end shopping malls,
restaurants and luxury homes.
But after joining in the February
protests with poorer Shiites, who
have generally borne the brunt of
discrimination and government
disfavor, even middle-class Shi-
ites are now subject to the full
force of the governments ire,
according to opposition leaders.
Even those summoned only for
interrogation describe an Or-
wellian experience. Government
agents demand they identify col-
leagues and friends frompictures
takenduring the protests, accord-
ing to people who have been
questioned and released. Interro-
gations cancontinue for hours, or
days. Threats and insults are
common. One woman said she
saw signs of physical abuse in
other detainees and was required
to sign testimony without being
able to read it. Journalists have
been compelled to sign pledges
that they will not write about
political subjects.
Nabeel Rajab, one of the few
Bahraini human rights activists
still willing to speak publicly, said
he fears the government crack-
down will push the country to-
ward civil war. The tensions that
erupted in February, he says, are
only being exacerbated by the
heavy-handed government re-
Apro-government billboard at a police checkpoint calls for no amnesty for opposition demonstrators.
name to be
taken off
public sites
cairo An Egyptian court on
Thursday ordered the names of
ousted president Hosni Mubarak
and his wife, Suzanne, removed
fromall public facilities and insti-
tutions, the latest step in disman-
tling the legacy of his 29 years in
Early in his rule, Mubarak said
that out of modestyhedidnt want
his name put on public buildings.
But there are now hundreds, per-
haps thousands, of schools,
streets, squares and libraries that
bear the name of the former lead-
er or his wife as well as a major
subway station in central Cairo.
Now all those will have to go, a
new blow to Mubarak, who was
ousted Feb. 11 and was put under
detention last week in a hospital
for investigation on accusations
of corruption and the deadly
shooting of protesters. Suzanne
Mubarak, who wielded a great
deal of behind-the-scenes influ-
ence over how the country was
run, will be questioned over alle-
gations of illegally amassing
In announcing the ruling,
Judge Mohammed Hassan Omar
said that people have uncovered
Mubaraks journey of corruption.
It has become clear that the
size of the corruption thats being
uncovered every day exceeds by
far anyones imagination, hesaid.
After the ruling, Transport
Minister Atef Abdel-Hameed told
reporters that he wouldact quick-
ly to remove Mubaraks name
from the ministrys facilities, in-
cluding the Cairo subway station.
Mubarak, who will be 83 next
month, remains in detention at a
hospital in the Red Sea resort of
Sharm el-Sheikh. State television
said the attorney general has or-
deredthe governments topforen-
sic doctor to examine him to as-
certain whether he can be re-
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easier for Republicans to hold on
to, with half a dozen or so becom-
ing prime pickup opportunities
for the party, according to politi-
cal strategists.
The practical effect is great
for the GOP, said Dave Wasser-
man of the Cook Political Report.
In state after state, its allowing
Republicans to pack more heavi-
ly Democratic close-in suburbs
into urban black districts to
make surrounding districts more
The migration of blacks to the
suburbs is also having an impact
in the Washington area, where
the African American population
in the District dropped 11 percent
over the past decade, while sub-
urban Rep. Steny H. Hoyer
(D-Md.) gained more black voters
than anyone outside of the fast-
growing Atlanta area.
Fellow Maryland Democrats
Donna F. Edwards and Chris Van
Hollen also gained large num-
bers of black voters. Unlike in
some other places, though, those
lawmakers are not likely to be
greatly affected, since Democrats
control Marylands redistricting
The 1982 amendment of the
Voting Rights Act led to the
creation of many legislative dis-
tricts, particularly in the South,
in which minorities became the
majority populations. The idea
was to give minority voters a
chance to elect candidates of
their choice. Over time, these
districts from A1
districts encountered legal chal-
lenges and setbacks, including at
the Supreme Court, over ques-
tions of racial gerrymandering.
Initially, these districts were a
boon to Democrats, creating op-
portunities in places where the
party struggled to win. But over
the last few rounds of redistrict-
ing, Republicans have made a
habit of packing as many reli-
ably Democratic black voters into
as few districts as possible, virtu-
ally guaranteeing black represen-
tation for those districts while
also making nearby ones more
winnable for the GOP.
So even as the African Ameri-
can population has been shrink-
ing in many longtime black dis-
tricts, the number of majority-
black districts has actually in-
creased over the last decade
and could very well continue to
do so, with Republicans leading
the redistricting process this
Reshaping the suburbs
The relocation of large num-
bers of African American voters
is likely to lead to substantially
different districts outside several
major cities.
In the Detroit area, for in-
stance, Democratic Reps. John
Conyers Jr. and Hansen Clarke
lost nearly a quarter of the
800,000 black voters in their
districts since 2000, with many
of them migrating to nearby dis-
tricts. The expansion of Clarkes
and Conyerss districts could help
Michigan Republicans eliminate
a Democratic district in the area.
The same goes in Ohio, where
Democratic Rep. Marcia L.
Fudges loss of 29,000 black vot-
ers means her district will have to
grow and Republicans can more
easily collapse some nearby Dem-
ocratic districts.
There is also an opportunity
for the GOP to create some new
black-majority districts. If Re-
publicans make the district of
Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr.
(D-Ga.) majority black, it could
help keep freshman Rep. Austin
Scott (R-Ga.) safe by taking Dem-
ocrats out of his neighboring
district. And Republicans could
push Rep. Robert A. Brady
(D-Pa.), a white Democrat whose
district is primarily in Philadel-
phia, into a majority-black seat, a
move that might help themshore
up all the suburban seats they
hold nearby.
In Louisiana, the current New
Orleans-based 2nd District lost
nearly 120,000 black residents
over the past decade, largely due
to Hurricane Katrina. In order to
keep the black populationas high
as it was before, the district had
to be expanded significantly,
reaching to the state capital of
Baton Rouge.
As a result, the Baton Rouge-
based 6th District, which Demo-
crats held briefly last decade,
dropped from34 percent black to
24 percent black.
It keeps those districts a lot
safer for those guys, said Louisi-
ana political analyst John Magin-
Hilary O. Shelton, director of
the NAACPs Washington bureau,
said his organization is prepared
to fight the overpacking of major-
ity-black districts and hopes that
Republicans wont overplay their
On one hand, we like to see
cohesiveness of those who share
common values, Shelton said.
But it is important that we dont
end up with the kind of packing
in districts that diminishes the
influence of black voters, he add-
Migration may play a key role in redistricting
2nd Somali
facing U.S.
charges in
piracy case
A Somali man accused of ne-
gotiating a ransompayment dur-
ing a 2008 pirate takeover of a
Danish merchant ship has been
indicted on federal charges,
prosecutors announced Thurs-
Ali Mohamed Ali was arrested
Wednesday at Dulles Interna-
tional Airport. He is scheduled to
make an initial appearance Tues-
day in U.S. District Court in
A federal grand jury indict-
ment returned last week and
unsealed Thursday charges Ali
with conspiracy to commit pira-
cy, piracy under the law of
nations and other crimes. He
faces up to life in prison if
Ali is the second person to face
federal charges in Washington
over the takeover of the CEC
Future in late 2008 off Somalia.
Federal prosecutors say a group
of Somali pirates with AK-47s
and a rocket-propelled grenade
boarded the ship Nov. 7, 2008,
with Ali arriving within two or
three days and demanding
$7 million for the release of the
vessel and the crew.
Prosecutors say the pirates left
the ship more than two months
later after being paid a $1.7 mil-
lion ransom.
It was not clear whether Ali
had an attorney.
Ali is the second person to face
federal charges in Washington in
the piracy case. Jama Idle Ibra-
him was sentenced to 25 years
this month for his role in the
attack, but he will not spend any
additional time in prison be-
cause his sentence will run con-
currently with a 30-year sen-
tence imposed for a separate
attack on a U.S. Navy ship off the
coast of Somalia.
Although the CEC Future was
a Danish-owned ship, it was
carrying cargo belonging to Mc-
Dermott International, an engi-
neering and construction com-
pany in Houston.
Associated Press
Alabama legislature apologizes in 1944 rape case
Black woman, now 91,
saw white attackers
go unprosecuted
montgomery, ala. The Ala-
bama legislature has officially
apologized to an elderly black
woman who was raped nearly
seven decades ago by a gang of
white men as she walked home
from church.
The Senate gave final approv-
al Thursday on a voice vote to a
resolution that expresses deep-
est sympathy and deepest re-
grets to Recy Taylor, now 91
and living in Florida.
She told the Associated Press
last year that she thought the
men who attacked her in 1944
were dead but that she still
wanted an apology from the
state of Alabama.
The House approved the reso-
lution last month. It now goes to
Gov. Robert Bentley (R), who
said Thursday that he isnt famil-
iar with the details of the case
but that he sees no reason he
wouldnt sign the resolution.
Reached by phone Thursday,
Taylor said she welcomed the
legislatures action. I think
thats nice, she said. Its been a
long time. Im satisfied.
The resolution, by state Rep.
Dexter Grimsley (D-Newville),
says the failure to prosecute the
men was morally abhorrent
and repugnant. He has said
police bungled the investigation
and harassed Taylor, and local
leaders recently acknowledged
that her attackers escaped pros-
ecution in part because of rac-
The AP does not typically
identify victims of sexual assault
but is using her name because
she has publicly identified her-
Taylor was 24 when she was
confronted by seven men who
forced her into their car at knife-
and gunpoint and drove her to a
deserted grove of trees where six
of the men raped her in Abbev-
ille, in southeastern Alabama.
She was left on the side of the
Two all-white, all-male grand
juries refused to indict the sus-
pects after the attack. Taylors
brother, Robert Corbitt, 74, said
law enforcement authorities
tried to blame the attack on his
He said his family was threat-
ened after the attack, his sisters
house was firebombed and his
father had to guard the house.
Im so glad [the legislature]
decided to do the right thing,
Corbitt said.
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Major Web sites including
Foursquare andReddit crashedor
sloweddownThursday after tech-
nical problems rattled Ama-
zon.coms widely used Web serv-
ers, frustrating millions of people.
Though better known for sell-
ing books, DVDs and other con-
sumer goods, Amazon also rents
space on huge computer servers
that runmanyWebsites andother
online services.
The issues began at an Amazon
data center near Dulles Interna-
tional Airport and persisted into
the afternoon. The failures were
widespread but varied in severity.
HootSuite, which lets users
more easily monitor Twitter and
other social networks, was down
completely, as was the Q&A site
Quora. The location-sharing so-
cial network Foursquare had
glitches, while the news-sharing
site Reddit was in emergency
read-only mode.
Many other companies that use
Amazon Web Services, such as
Netflix and Zynga, which runs
Facebook games, appeared to be
unscathed. Amazon has at least
one other major data center that
stayed up; its in California.
Amazon did not respond to re-
quests for comment.
Associated Press
NewYork Times online fee pays off
Fiat plans to soon bring its total
stake in Chrysler to 46 percent.
NYSE again rejects Nasdaq OMXbid
Theparent companyof theNew
York Stock Exchange rejected an
unsolicited bid for the second
The board of NYSE Euronext
unanimously rejectedan$11.3bil-
lionbidfromNasdaq OMXGroup
and IntercontinentalExchange
that would have carved the com-
pany in two. Company officials
reaffirmed NYSEs commitment
to its previously agreed-to $10 bil-
lion merger with German ex-
changeoperator DeutscheBoerse,
despite the lower price for share-
NYSEs board rejected the deal
in part because of the risk that
regulators would not allow the
countrys two largest stock ex-
changes to merge.
The rejection sets up a fight for
shareholder votes.
Nasdaq chief executive Robert
Greifeld has told analysts that the
company planned to appeal to
shareholders directly if NYSE
again rebuffs the companys ad-
Associated Press
Fiat building up its stake in Chrysler
Italian automaker Fiat is clos-
ing in on its goal of taking a
majority stake and full control of
Chrysler by the end of the year,
announcing a deal to buy a 16
percent share sooner than expect-
ed at a price of $1.3 billion.
Fiat will exercise an equity call
option, bringing its total stake to
46 percent, once Chrysler has re-
paid $6.6 billion in outstanding
loans to the U.S. and Canadian
governments, which Fiat said
wouldhappeninthe secondquar-
Fiat expects to gain 5 percent
moreof thecompany, for amajori-
ty 51 percent share, by the end of
the year, setting the stage for a
Chrysler public offering and rais-
ing expectations of a full merger.
Associated Press
When borrowers walk away
Strategic defaulters defy the characteristics of most people whose loans go bad, researchers say
Some borrowers cant keep up
with their mortgage payments
because theyre struggling to
make ends meet.
Others choose not to keep up
even though they can afford their
monthly payments, and a new
picture is emerging about who
these borrowers are andwhy they
walk away.
A growing body of research
shows that these so-called stra-
tegic defaulters defy the tell-tale
characteristics of most people
whose loans go bad. They pay
their bills on time, rarely exceed
their credit-card limits and hard-
ly use retail credit cards, accord-
ing to a study released Thursday.
And they plan ahead.
They know their credit scores
will take a hit after they fall
behind on their mortgages, so
they tend to open new credit
cards in advance of defaulting,
according to Thursdays study,
conducted by FICO, the firm that
created the nations most widely
used credit scoring system.
These are savvy people who
organize themselves, said An-
drew Jennings, FICOs chief ana-
lytics officer. This is a planned
activity, not an impulse activity.
This relatively new type of
behavior is the latest sign of just
how profoundly the mortgage
crisis has reshaped consumer at-
titudes toward their homes and
their finances. It is largely driven
by plunging home values, which
have left nearly a quarter of the
nations homeowners underwa-
ter, or owing more on their mort-
gages than their homes are
So some do the math and walk.
A team of researchers estimat-
ed that 35 percent of defaults in
September may have been strate-
gic, up from 26 percent in March
2009. But they acknowledge in a
report published last month that
the numbers are tough to tease
out because strategic defaulters
have all the incentive to disguise
themselves as people who cannot
afford to pay, according to the
report by researchers from the
European University Institute,
Northwestern University and the
University of Chicago.
Thats because lenders have
become more aggressive about
trying to recoup money lost on
foreclosures, and theyre chasing
after borrowers who they suspect
have skipped out on a loan they
could have paid.
In many localities including
Virginia, Maryland and the Dis-
trict lenders have the right to
pursue those borrowers and col-
lect the difference between what
the property sold for in foreclo-
sure and what the borrower owed
on it, also called a deficiency.
A handful of states do not
allow lenders to pursue deficien-
cies. But in states that do, the
laws vary widely. Some states
limit how long the banks have to
file a claim or collect the debt.
Others may calculate deficiencies
based on the fair-market value of
the house. For instance, if a home
sells for $200,000 yet its fair
market value is $250,000, the
borrower who owes $240,000 on
the mortgage would not have a
Many borrowers may not be
aware of these laws. Instead,
their decision on whether to stra-
tegically default may be tied
more to emotion than anything
else, the team of university re-
searchers concluded in last
months study.
They found that people are less
willing to strategically default if
they think its immoral. They are
more likely to do it if they are
angry about their financial situa-
tion or mistrust the banks and
want themto be better regulated.
They are also more willing to
proceed if they know someone
who defaulted strategically.
A year ago, another report
added to the body of data being
gathered about these borrowers.
Those who have high credit
scores and new mortgages with
relatively large balances are more
likely to default than those who
dont, Morgan Stanley analyst
Vishwanath Tirupattur wrote.
Morgan Stanleys analysis is
cited in the FICO study and
meshes with FICOs conclusions.
FICOdefined strategic defaulters
as borrowers who are underwa-
ter on their loans and fell 90 days
behind on their mortgage yet
kept up with all their other debts
a departure fromthe tradition-
al pattern of a typical struggling
But SamKhater, a senior econ-
omist at the mortgage research
firm CoreLogic, said its impor-
tant to put the numbers in per-
spective whentrying to figure out
how big a challenge these bor-
rowers pose for the lending in-
dustry and the housing market at
The more people who default,
for any reason, the tougher it will
be for the housing market to
recover. Foreclosures sell at a
steep discount and drag down
the value of the properties
around them. Clearing them off
the market is key to a rebound.
But even though 11 million
homeowners in this country are
underwater, only 7 percent of
them have defaulted, Khater
said. If every one of those loans
belonged to a strategic defaulter,
an unlikely scenario, its still a
relatively small number, Khater
Still, strategic default starts to
make sense for borrowers who
are extremely underwater on
their loans with little prospect for
price recovery, Khater said. But
the factors pushing underwater
borrowers toward strategic de-
fault are beginning to fade inpart
because home prices are nearing
the bottom.
Researchers estimate that 35 percent of defaults in September may have been strategic, up from26 percent in March 2009.
AT&T talking up its smaller rivals
Deal wouldnt stifle
competition, carrier says
These days, the nations sec-
ond-tier and regional wireless
carriers are receiving some glow-
ing advertising from a seemingly
odd pitchman: AT&T.
The praise is hardly intended
as flattery but is a critical ele-
ment of AT&Ts strategy to per-
suade federal antitrust officials
that its $39 billion acquisition of
T-Mobile will not harm competi-
tion in markets across the coun-
Sprint has already achieved
substantial success in the mar-
ketplace by offering attractive
pricing plans and upgrading its
smartphone portfolio, said Joan
Marsh, an AT&T vice president
focusing on federal regulatory
affairs, sounding much like a
spokeswoman for the rival com-
pany at a news briefing Thurs-
MetroPCS and Leap, which
are the leading all-you-can-eat
data providers . . . have enjoyed
great success focusing on value-
oriented services, and both have
begun moving upmarket, Marsh
The rivals were not convinced.
Sprint and smaller niche players
that belong to the Rural Cellular
Association countered in dueling
media calls and statements
Thursday that AT&Ts move to
consolidate two of the three larg-
est wireless carriers will crush
their business prospects.
We are certainly flattered
that they recognize we are start-
ing to have some success in the
marketplace, Vonya McCann,
Sprints senior vice president of
government affairs, said with a
chuckle in an interview. What
were concerned about if this
transaction is approved is that
innovation and competition that
consumers are enjoying will
Whether AT&T will unfairly
dominate the industry if it ac-
quires T-Mobile partly depends
on whether federal regulators
evaluate each individual market
across the country or look at the
nation as a whole.
In a filing Thursday with the
Federal Communications Com-
mission, AT&T contends that
competition would remain heat-
ed in the nations biggest mar-
But Eric Graham, vice presi-
dent of strategic and government
relations at Cellular South, said a
market-by-market evaluation is
One problem that smaller car-
riers face, Grahamsaid, is getting
the latest devices from manufac-
turers, which look at a companys
nationwide reach when assess-
ing whether to sell their phones
with a certain carrier.
As much as AT&Tmay want to
claim that it will be competitive,
carriers must offer nationwide
coverage to be competitive, he
said. Its all done on a nation-
wide scale.
AT&T needs approval fromthe
FCC and the Justice Department
to acquire T-Mobile, a process
that could take about a year. The
agencies will determine whether
the bid will reduce wireless
phone access, raise consumer
prices and create an anti-com-
petitive industry.
If the acquisition is approved,
AT&T would have about 130 mil-
lion customers. Along with Veri-
zon, which has about 100 million,
the two companies would control
about 80 percent of the market,
according to Craig Aaron, chief
executive and president of Free
Press, a Washington nonprofit
group focused on the Internet
and media policy.
That would represent an en-
trenched duopoly, critics say.
Youre going from four na-
tionwide competitors down to
three, so its hard to imagine how
Sprint is going to be able to keep
up with them, Aaron said. If
Verizon or AT&T want an exclu-
sive deal on a phone, Sprint isnt
going to stand much of a chance.
I think AT&T will say anything to
give the appearance of greater
Cathy Sloan, a vice president
with the Computer & Communi-
cations Industry Association, a
Washington-based trade group
that opposes AT&Ts merger,
added that smaller and regional
wireless carriers are at an inher-
ent disadvantage because they
must rely on the big carriers such
as AT&T for affordable data
roaming charges.
Wall Street analysts and ven-
ture capitalists will say, You
know, Verizon might charge you
so much so you have to raise your
prices, so why should we invest
in you? Sloan said.
Marsh, the AT&T vice presi-
dent, said during the news brief-
ing that the merger would pro-
vide cellular service to more than
97 percent of the country. If
federal officials blocked the
merger, it would take another
eight years for the company to
reach that goal.
She added that AT&Ts net-
work is facing more severe ca-
pacity constraints than its com-
petitors, largely because data
demands from smartphones
have skyrocketed in recent years.
The only carrier that Marsh
criticized was T-Mobile, which is
owned by the German company
Deutsche Telekom. T-Mobile has
exhausted its spectrum, she said,
and it does not have the capacity
to acquire more. If the merger
goes through, she said, AT&T will
preserve T-Mobile customers
pricing plans, but she did not
specify for how long.
T-Mobile was facing signifi-
cant challenges, she said. Its
share of subscribers has been
falling for nearly two years in the
face of increased competition
from established players like the
resurgent Sprint as well as indus-
try mavericks MetroPCS, Leap
and others.
Only a handful of newspapers
that specialize mainly in financial
news, namely News Corp.s Wall
Street Journal and Pearsons Fi-
nancial Times, have been success-
ful in charging readers for online
The New York Times Co., pub-
lisher of its namesake newspaper
andthe BostonGlobe, also report-
ed that lower print advertising
sales dragged down first-quarter
revenue and profit.
Other newspapers companies,
suchas Gannett andMediaGener-
al, reported disappointing first-
quarter results that point to a
setback in any modest progress
they made last year.
The New York Times attempt
to charge fees for its online con-
tent appears to be paying off, al-
though the company still faces
stiff challenges in turning around
a fall-off in print advertising reve-
nue at its core business.
100,000 new subscribers since it
introducedits digital subscription
service March 28, representing at
least an estimated $26 million in
annual revenue and trouncing
early expectations for the service.
The pay model is being closely
watched by newspapers, which
are all seeking new forms of reve-
nue in the face of declining adver-
tising revenue and print reader-
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Alarm on Hill over iPhone location tracking
Members of Congress are calling for an inquiry into a report by
two security researchers who found a file in the iPhone and iPad 3G
that records time-stamped location data.
On Thursday, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the
House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked Apple to confirm
the report by researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan and to
explain the functionality of the file by May 12.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) wrote Apple on Wednesday asking
similar questions about the purpose of the file. Both legislators
raised concerns that the file seemed to collect the same information
about all users, even those under 18.
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) called for comprehensive privacy
legislation. This episode, and many others, illustrates the need for
enhanced government oversight of data collection activities, he said
in a statement.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that iPhones and
Googles Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations
back to the companies as part of their efforts to build databases for
future location-based services.
Morgan Stanley beats esti-
mates: First-quarter earnings at
Morgan Stanley beat analysts es-
timates as trading revenue more
than doubled from the fourth
quarter. Net income was $968
General Electric profit rises:
The company posted an 80 per-
cent surge in first-quarter profit,
blowing past Wall Street fore-
casts. GE was helped by a pickup
in demand for railroad locomo-
tives as well as higher revenue at
its health-care and energy busi-
ness. Profit at GECapital, thecom-
panys Achilles heel during the
financial crisis, more thantripled.
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D.C. lawyer in running
for SEC commissioner
Republican worked
at securities agency
during financial crisis
Washington lawyer Daniel M.
Gallagher Jr., a former staff mem-
ber at the Securities and Ex-
change Commission, is the lead-
ing candidate to fill a Republican
slot as one of the agencys five
commissioners, sources familiar
with the process said Thursday.
Gallagher would bring experi-
ence regulating and advising fi-
nancial companies.
He would also extend a long
track record of lawyers moving
between the SECand the lawfirm
WilmerHale, a major force in se-
curities law.
At the SEC, Gallagher held a
senior position overseeing finan-
cial markets in the aftermath of
the financial crisis.
Since leaving the SEC to rejoin
WilmerHale in 2010, he has ad-
vised businesses such as invest-
ment banks, brokerages and
hedge funds on how to comply
with the lawCongress passed last
year in response to the crisis, said
WilliamR. McLucas, chairman of
the lawfirms securities practice.
If he became a commissioner,
Gallagher would be deeply in-
volvedintranslating that lawinto
detailedrules that will helpdeter-
mine its ultimate impact on Wall
Street. He would also be in a
position to influence federal en-
forcement in areas as diverse as
insider trading and financial
McLucas, a former director of
enforcement at the SEC, said he
could not comment on the possi-
bility of Gallagher beingnominat-
ed for a seat on the commission.
But others saidhis candidacy is
at an advanced stage.
The FBI has been conducting a
background check on Gallagher,
the sources said, speaking on the
condition of anonymity because
President Obama has not yet
named a nominee.
The situation could change be-
fore the president makes his an-
nouncement, sources said. The
nominee will be subject to Senate
Bloomberg News reported ear-
lier that Obama might nominate
A White House spokeswoman
neither confirmed nor denied
Gallaghers candidacy.
The president will nominate
someone tofill that role as quickly
as possible, but we wont specu-
late or comment on possible can-
didates before the president
makes his decision, spokeswom-
an Amy Brundage said by e-mail.
Gallagher did not return a call
seeking comment.
He would replace Kathleen L.
Casey, an appointee of President
George W. Bush whose term ex-
pires in June. Casey previously
worked for the GOP staff of the
Senate Banking Committee and
for Sen. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.),
the panels top Republican.
One of the SECs Democratic
commissioners, Luis A. Aguilar,
has stayed on since his term ex-
pired last year.
Gallagher is a 1994 graduate of
Georgetown University and a
1998 graduate of Catholic Univer-
sitys Columbus School of Law.
He interned at the SEC years
ago, McLucas said.
Gallagher worked at Wilmer-
Hale early in his career and then
served as general counsel for
Fiserv Securities, according to his
He movedtothe SECin2006as
an aide to Paul S. Atkins, then a
Republican commissioner. He
later became an adviser to Chris-
topher Cox, who was a chairman
of the commission under Bush.
Gallagher went on to fill a
leadership role in the SECs divi-
sionof trading andmarkets, help-
ing to coordinate the agencys
response to the financial melt-
down of 2008, including the
bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.
I think having gone through
that, you probably have some-
body whos got an enormous
depth of experience incrisis man-
agement, McLucas said.
Republican leaders, especially
Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell of Kentucky, would
ordinarily play an influential role
in the presidents selection of a
nominee for a Republican seat at
the SEC. Aspokesmanfor McCon-
nell declined to comment.
As Gallaghers career illus-
trates, there is a long tradition of
securities lawyers moving be-
tween jobs at the SEC and jobs in
law firms helping clients deal
with issues related to the agency.
Former WilmerHale partners
now at the SEC include Mark
Cahn, the agencys general coun-
sel; Meredith Cross, director of
the division of corporate finance;
and Anne K. Small, who was
recently named deputy general
Staff researcher Lucy Shackelford
contributed to this report.
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Bipartisan analysis:
Obama deficit plan
falls short of others
President Obamas deficit-re-
duction plan falls short of tar-
gets set by House Republicans
and Obamas own fiscal commis-
sion and would be unlikely to
stabilize borrowing, according to
a newindependent analysis.
The analysis, by the bipartisan
Committee for a Responsible Fed-
eral Budget, found that the plan
Obama unveiled in a speech last
week would require the nation to
borrowanother $7 trillion during
the next decade, compared with
about $5.5 trillion under the
House Republican budget and
about $5.3 trillion under the rec-
ommendations offered in Decem-
ber byObamas fiscal commission.
The newoutline is a significant
improvement over the budget re-
quest Obama submitted to Con-
gress in February, which would
borrowing through 2021. Howev-
er, the framework is unlikely to
reduce deficits as much as Obama
suggested, theanalysis found, and
would therefore permit the por-
tion of the national debt held by
outside investors to continue ris-
ing, when measured against the
size of the economy, to just less
than 80 percent of gross domestic
product by the end of the decade.
By contrast, the budget blue-
print adopted last week by the
House matches the fiscal commis-
sions plan dollar for dollar with
new savings, according to the
analysis. While the total debt
would keep growing under both
proposals, the rate of borrowing
would slow dramatically and the
debt wouldslowly beginto dimin-
ish when measured against the
sizeof theeconomy, settlingat less
than70percent of GDPby the end
of the decade.
By presenting his own frame-
work for deficit reduction, the
President has done a substantial
service in moving the ball for-
ward, the analysis says. Not only
is the Presidents Framework a
significant improvement over his
February budget proposal, it rep-
resents a balanced approach to
begin improving the nations fi-
nances a move we praise.
At the same time, when com-
pared to the House budget and
Fiscal Commission plan, the Pres-
idents Frameworkfalls short, the
analysis says, addingthat thelevel
of savings achieved by both the
GOP plan and the fiscal commis-
sion is the minimum level of
savings policymakers should aim
The committees analysis was
based on the proposed savings
offered in Obamas framework
through 2021, including $130 bil-
lion in cuts to defense and securi-
tyspending, $450billionincuts to
domestic programs, more than
$600billionincuts toentitlement
programs such as Medicare and
Medicaid and nearly $800 billion
infreshrevenue fromanoverhaul
of the tax code. The committee did
not take into account the debt
fail-safe Obama proposed, a sort
of trigger that would force addi-
tional cuts if deficit targets were
not met by 2014.
White House spokeswoman
Amy Brundage defendedthe pres-
idents plan, arguingthat thecom-
mittees analysis relies on eco-
nomic forecasts by the Congres-
sional Budget Office that are less
optimistic than forecasts by the
White House budget office.
Under the administrations es-
timates, the presidents frame-
work saves $2.9 trillion over 10
years and $4 trillion over 12
years, Brundage said. Plus, she
said, if the CBOs projections are
used, the presidents framework
would save more not less than
these totals because the debt fail-
safe would be triggered, resulting
in the additional savings needed
toreduce the debt as a share of the
Evenwith the Committee for a
Responsible Federal Budgets
shifting of the goal posts and fail-
ure to factor the fail-safe in their
analysis, Brundage said, they
still confirm that the presidents
planwouldreduce the deficit sub-
stantially and prevent a large in-
crease in the debt.
The fail-safe could be a power-
ful and useful tool for managing
the nations finances, the commit-
tees report says. But unless it is
triggered, it appears unlikely
that the policies proposed in the
Presidents Framework would be
sufficient to reduce or even stabi-
lize debt levels. . . . We believe
significant additional savings will
be needed.
While the presidents plan
would deliver on his promise to
save about $4 trillion, compared
with current policies, during the
next 12 years, the analysis found
that much of those savings are
loaded into the final two years.
Savings over the next decade, a
more common budget timeline,
would amount to about $2.5 tril-
lion compared with current poli-
cies, the report says.
They still
the presidents
plan would
reduce the
Amy Brundage, White House
spokeswoman, saying the
analysis relies on less-optimistic
economic forecasts
Big investors lose confidence in the dollar
tends to be reflected in terms of
currency value.
The dollar may still have more
roomto decline against other cur-
rencies. Gross noted that the cur-
rencies of many Asian economies
are still 50 percent or more below
their levels before the Asian cur-
rency crisis of 1997.
InMarch, the dollar adjusted
for inflation hit its lowest point
against major U.S. trading part-
ners currencies since its value
was allowed to fluctuate in Janu-
ary 1973, according to Federal
Reserve data.
This is the true measure of
what thedollars worth, saidKen-
nethRogoff, aHarvardeconomics
professor andformer chief econo-
mist at the International Mone-
tary Fund. It shows what you can
buy with the U.S. dollar.
A weak dollar isnt necessarily
a bad thing, Rogoff said it can
make the United States more
competitive, bolster exports and
help domestic companies that are
vying against imported goods
here in the United States.
It effectively would be playing
the China card against China in a
battle for manufacturing jobs.
Gross cautions investors that
in the short termthe dollar might
not get much weaker than it has
Its not necessarily as great a
bet to be short the dollar and long
something else as it was 12
months ago, he said, adding that
if you are betting against the dol-
lar, you still get a green light,
though 12 months ago it was a
brighter shade of green.
Yet some analysts say the dollar
could face a rocky patch in the
next few months and tumble fur-
ther as Congress and the White
House struggle over raising the
debt ceiling and forging a budget
for the 2012 fiscal year.
One of our key themes is that
there is a chance for an expedited
decline in the U.S. dollar, said
Daryl Jones of the research and
consulting firm Hedgeye. The
way the calendar is lining up in
Washington, there will be oppor-
tunities for global currency trad-
ers to vote against the dollar.
If the dollar were to lose its
dollar from A1
status as the worlds reserve cur-
rency which means that most
international transactions and
commodities are priced in dollars
that could raise costs for the
U.S. economy.
One element slowing the de-
cline of the dollar is that curren-
cies are in a race to the bottom.
U.S. debt and deficit problems are
not much worse than those of
many other nations. Japan has
debts equal to roughly twice its
gross domestic product. Britain is
hobbled by similar deficits and is
slashing spending. And the euro
zone is crumbling at the edges,
fromGreece to Portugal and from
Ireland to Spain. Meanwhile Chi-
na, whose currency is pegged to
the dollar, is wrestling to tame
rising inflation.
Jones says, however, that the
UnitedStates is worse off by many
measures. He pointed out in his
morning note to clients Thursday
that the ratio of the U.S. deficit to
the countrys GDP is only slightly
lower than Sierra Leones. He also
says that Britain is tackling its
deficit, bolstering the pound. And
China is taking on inflation by
increasing reserve requirements
for banks.
Moreover, the U.S. deficits
seem likely to continue for years.
Under current law, the federal
government will run deficits to-
taling $4.5 trillion over the next
five years; by 2021, the federal
debt heldbythepublic wouldsoar
to $19 trillion, up 75 percent from
2011, according to the Office of
Management and Budgets 2012
Many fund managers say the
only way out of that box is a
weaker dollar, reducing the value
of the massive amount of U.S.
debt held by foreigners and in-
creasing the value of American
investments abroad, such as Buf-
Countries like the United
States do race to the bottom, said
Gross, thoughhe added that Trea-
sury Secretary Timothy F. Geith-
ner would never say so. A weaker
currency makes them more
competitive and reduces the bur-
den of debt, Gross added. Ameri-
cans own about half of the out-
standing federal debt, but Gross
saidtherest is owedas Tennessee
Williams would say, to strangers,
outside the U.S. If the United
States can devalue the value of
those dollars that they owe, then
all the better.
Asked by Bloomberg News
whether the U.S. dollar is still one
of the safest assets, famed curren-
cy trader and fund manager
George Soros said: Well, it is
considered to be riskless. But its
really a question of the degree
that you may have inflation in the
future. Because . . . one of the
ways in which you can reduce the
burden of debt is by having some
degree of inflation.
While Soros added that he did
not think there were any great
inflationarypressures intheUnit-
ed States now, he did worry
about the difficulty of maintain-
ing a modest degree of inflation
without letting it get out of con-
Concerns about inflation and
financial instability in general
have helped drive up the price of
goldtorecordlevels, above $1,500
an ounce.
Some analysts also say the
weak dollar is one reason the cost
of crude oil, which is priced in
dollars, has been approaching re-
cord levels. On Thursday, a barrel
of oil settled above $112.
But Rogoff warned against
reading too much into short-term
currency movements. For exam-
ple, he said, the Japanese yen has
increasedinvalue since the earth-
I think at the end of the day
that the tsunami was not helpful
to Japanese deficits or anything
else, he said. Thousands of aca-
demic papers have shown that its
very, very hard to explain short-
Obamas campaign stops: Oil, debt
Economic pledges take
center stage during
West Coast tour
los angeles In two days,
President Obama has zigzagged
to four West Coast cities,
stumped at six fundraisers and
touted his economic message at
two town halls.
His jampacked schedule high-
lighted the tasks ahead for a
campaigning president hoping
to shore up the health of the
nations finances while drum-
ming up reelection support.
At a town hall meeting Thurs-
day at a clean-fuel company in
Reno, Nev., Obama announced
that a Justice Department task
force will root out any cases of
fraud or manipulation in oil
markets that might be making
gasoline prices rise to nearly $4 a
We are going to make sure
that no one is taking advantage
of the American consumers for
their own short-term gain,
Obama said.
In all his speeches during
his West Coast swing, Obama
pitched his plan to reduce the
national debt by $4 trillion over
the next 12 years. He said he
would do so without cutting
Medicaid and Medicare and by
raising taxes for the rich.
He has used the events to
explain himself to frustrated
supporters in California and Ne-
vada. Obama said the prolonged
economic slump has bogged
down progress. He also blamed
congressional opposition and
criticized as radical a Republi-
can budget plan that he said
would strip funding for Medicaid
and Medicare.
Political strategists say the
passage of Obamas deficit-re-
duction plan during a prolonged
economic slump would set the
stage for his next presidental
California is a natural start-
ing point for a Democratic presi-
dential candidate because there
you will find support and mon-
ey, said Mark Mellman, a Demo-
cratic political strategist. But
theres no doubt that this is going
to be a tough, hard and expensive
The president has been stress-
ing that challenge to his support-
ers, asking for big donations
early with a reelection pitch to
help him finish unfulfilled goals.
This campaign is still at its
early stages, but now is the time
when you can shape it, Obama
said to an audience of 2,500
campaign contributors at the
Nob Hill Masonic Center in San
Francisco on Wednesday. I
know there are times where
some of you have felt frustrated
because we havent gotten every-
thing done as fast as you want-
Obama said that his 2008
campaign might have appeared
easy but that it wasnt. He
stressed that this campaign will
be even harder.
He joked that his hair has
turned more gray and that his
time as president has been hard-
er than expected. But change is
not simple, he said.
While the president enjoyed
general support in Los Angeles,
San Francisco and Reno, he also
encountered some criticism. Pro-
testers in San Francisco waved
signs calling for his support of
gay marriage and an end to the
war in Afghanistan.
At a private breakfast fund-
raiser in San Francisco on Thurs-
day, 10 donors sang a protest
song criticizing the militarys
detention of Army Pfc. Bradley
Manning, suspected of leaking
classified information to
The protesters sang that they
each paid $5,000 to attend the
event and that we ll vote for you
in 2012; yes, thats true. Look at
the Republicans what else can
we do?
And then the criticism: Alone
in a 6-by-12 cell sits Bradley; 23
hours a day is night. The Fifth
and Eighth amendments say this
kind of thing aint right. We paid
our dues, wheres our change?
The president was momen-
tarily knocked off script and
looked displeased. But later he
shook off the incident and de-
scribed the Manning protest
song as funny.
Staff writer Perry Bacon Jr. in
Washington contributed to this
President Obama delivered his economic message and pitched his deficit-reduction plan during a whirlwind four-city trip to the West Coast.
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So thats where those senators have been
etails are slowly trickling
out about Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reids secret
week-long trip to China with nine
other senators. The lawmakers
have given out minimal
information about their itinerary
because of supposed security
Latest word is that the intrepid
congressional delegation (or
codel) had paused in Hong Kong
over the weekend, possibly
morphing into a shopping
delegation (or shopdel).
The next afternoon, to meet
their stated goal of doing site
visits of American investments
in China, they took a ferry to . . .
wait for it, wait for it . . . Macau, a
tiny former Portuguese enclave
where major Reid backer and Las
Vegas gambling impresario
Steve Wynn and other American
casino operators have invested
big-time and profited
Wynn Macau is one of six
casinos MGMResorts
International and Sheldon
Adelsons Sands China are also
there allowed in the gambling
mecca, the only place in China
with legal gambling.
Anyone whos seen a James
Bond movie knows casinos are
home to an evil assortment of bad
guys, assassins and terrorists
even the entire SPECTRE
headquarters. Thats why the
group would have tried to blend
in with other tourists not an
easy thing for 10 senators, 10
spouses, five staff members and
assorted Foreign Service officers.
But the delegation (or
crapsdel) made the perilous
hour-long boat trip Tuesday
without incident and arrived on
time at the MGMMacau for a
lunch sponsored by the American
Chamber of Commerce there.
Our invitation to the lunch,
sent earlier this month to
AmChamMacau Members only,
says the U.S. consul general and
other consulate staff members
also will be at the two-hour lunch,
making it a great opportunity to
sit down up close and personal
for a private lunch with
distinguished members of the
U.S. Senate.
To ensure a decent turnout, the
invite said AmChammembers
can bring along any friends who
would like to meet with Sen. Reid
and his delegation for the same
admission fee as all members
friends. Thats only 200 MOP
(Macau patacas really), or
about $25, per person, less than
youd pay for good seats at a
Washington Nationals game.
The Senate group included six
other Democrats and three
Republicans: Michael Bennet
(D-Colo.), Barbara Boxer (D-
Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mike
Enzi (R-Wyo.), Johnny Isakson
(R-Ga.), Frank Lautenberg (D-
N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.),
Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).
Its unclear whether they
stayed on for dinner at one of the
restaurants Wynn and the others
have brought to Macau, such as
Joel Robuchons world-class
French restaurant or Don
Alfonso Iaccarinos equally
stunning Italian restaurant.
But they ate well, Reid told
Chinas Vice Premier Wang
Qishan on Wednesday. Wang,
whose government is in the midst
of a major crackdown on
dissident leaders, told Reid it was
a great pleasure for me to have
an opportunity to meet 10
heavyweight U.S. senators,
according to Xinhua News
Agency. Such a formulation
alone reflected the weight you
place on China-U.S. relations,
Wang said.
We may not have started this
journey as heavyweights, Reid
joked, but having spent two days
in Hong Kong and Macau eating
as we did, we are all
heavyweights. Indeed.
The last two cities on the trip
are Xian and Chengdu in western
China, but we dont knowin what
You have to wonder, though: If
the trip is that dangerous, why
would the senators allowtheir
beloved spouses to risk their lives
by tagging along?
In other Senate travels
Meanwhile, Senate Republican
leader Mitch McConnell s codel
which includes freshman Sens.
Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), John
Hoeven (R-N.D.), Jerry Moran
(R-Kan.) and Rob Portman (R-
Ohio) after meeting with
Korean President Lee Myung-
bak this week and then heading
to NewDelhi, met with Afghan
President Hamid Karzai and
members of the Afghan
parliament Thursday. (Delaware
Democratic Sen. TomCarper,
though not part of the codel, also
sat in.)
The quintet then returned to
India, where, for security reasons,
they had left their wives during
the Afghan trip. They are making
their way home fromIndia.
Guam, just a pit stop
Its unclear whether the Reid
and McConnell codels succeeded
in making any friends in Asia, but
they clearly managed to
antagonize some folks even
before they got to the mainland.
Seems GuamGov. Eddie Calvo
(R) is livid that neither the Reid
nor McConnell codels arriving
in Guamabout the same time last
weekend for a refueling stop
bothered to meet with local
These U.S. senators, both
Democrat and Republican, have
decided to thumb their noses at
the island and its government,
the governor said in a news
release, according to the Guam
Pacific Daily News. Calvo said
using Guamas a pit stop is
Other local officials fromboth
parties weighed in with similar
Potential history in Iowa
If former Iowa first lady and
newly announced congressional
candidate Christie Vilsack
manages to defeat incumbent
GOP Rep. Steve King next year,
she would make history in a
number of ways.
She would be the first woman
elected to Congress fromIowa.
And she would, with husband
TomVilsack, former Iowa
governor and nowagriculture
secretary, join a select group of
Washington power couples who
have served simultaneously in
the Cabinet and in Congress, our
colleague Ed OKeefe reports.
Elaine Chao, wife of then-
Senate Republican leader Mitch
McConnell (R-Ky.), was labor
secretary during the Bush II
administration. Elizabeth Dole,
wife of then-Sen. Robert Dole (R-
Kan.), was transportation
secretary in Ronald Reagans
administration and labor
secretary under Bush I.
The Vilsacks would add a
Democratic couple to that group.
In the Loop
Task force to explore
potential energy fraud
White House forms
panel as gas prices soar
and election approaches
South drags
in adopting
smoking bans
With U.S. gasoline prices soar-
ing, the Obama administration
Thursday unveiled a working
group of federal agencies to probe
potential fraudinthe energy mar-
Rising fuel prices are a persis-
tent concern for the White House,
which worries about their impact
on the economys recovery and on
voters wallets as President
Obama runs for reelection.
The Justice Department an-
nounced the working group,
which will include representa-
tives from the Commodity Fu-
tures Trading Commission, the
Federal Trade Commission, the
Federal Reserve Board, and the
Securities andExchangeCommis-
sion, as well as the Agriculture,
Energy, Justice and Treasury de-
We will be vigilant in monitor-
ing the oil andgas markets for any
wrongdoing so that consumers
can be confident they are not pay-
ing higher prices as a result of
illegal activity, Attorney General
Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a state-
ment unveiling the effort.
Obama devoted considerable
time to the subject of rising gaso-
line prices this week, seeking to
reassure Americans that there
was enough global oil supply and
blaming soaring gasoline prices
on speculators.
The average U.S. price of gaso-
line hit $3.84 a gallon last week,
its highest since August 2008, as
oil prices have soared above $100
a barrel. With pump prices above
$4 a gallon in such cities as Los
Angeles, SanFranciscoandChica-
go, there is political pressure on
Obama to act.
The group, whichwill be part of
the administrations Financial
Fraud Enforcement Task Force,
will focus on any manipulation of
oil and gas prices, collusion,
fraud, or other violations of state
and federal laws, Holder said in a
It will also examine investor
practices, supply anddemandfac-
tors, and the role of speculators
andindextradersintheoil futures
markets, according to his memo
sent to the task force members.
Holder said that he was acting
on a March 11 request from
Obama to look into rising energy
prices and that during a subse-
quent meeting last month with
task force members and state at-
torneys general they discussed
pending inquiries in some states.
They also talked about areas
that require additional explora-
tion, including whether there is
any evidence of unlawful price
manipulationat the supplier level
or higher, Holder said in the
memorandum released by the
Justice Department.
We will be
vigilant in
the oil and gas
Attorney General
Eric H. Holder Jr.
chicago More than half the
states in America have enacted
smoking bans at private work
sites, restaurants and bars in the
past decade, but a government
report says Southern states lag in
adopting such laws.
The report, released Thursday
by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, shows swift
progress in much of the country
since 2000 to pass laws to protect
nonsmokers from effects of sec-
ondhand smoke.
But many Southern states still
allow smoking at work sites or
bars or restaurants, and seven
states have no laws prohibiting
smoking in these public places.
Inthe spanof 10 years, smoke-
free workplaces, restaurants and
bars went from being relatively
rare to being the norm in half of
the states and District of Colum-
bia, researchers wrote in the
CDCs Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report.
As of Dec. 21, 26 of the 50 states
have enacted comprehensive
smoke-free laws, and nearly half
of residents in the United States
47.8 percent are covered by
state or local smoke-free laws, the
CDC said.
If trends continue, indoor pub-
lic spaces could be 100 percent
smoke-free by 2020, the research-
ers said.
But states in the South and
parts of the West have resisted
comprehensive statewide bans.
Seven states Indiana, Ken-
tucky, Mississippi, South Caroli-
na, Texas, West Virginia and Wyo-
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Washington FORUM
oil potential
in the
money pit
The battles we dont plan for
ith gasoline prices in many areas
above $4 a gallon, energy con-
cerns are once again making
headlines. Prices have more thandoubled
since the start of 2009 and are projected
to remain at excruciating levels for the
foreseeable future.
We know from experience that high
energy prices harm American families
and businesses. Aside from pain at the
pump, its harder to balance budgets or
even buy groceries when transportation
costs soar. Many experts have concluded
that if prices remain high, economic
growth will languish. At stake is our
fragile recovery from the recent reces-
High energy prices therefore demand
a strong policy response. For years, how-
ever, federal lawmakers have routinely
ignored the supply side of the equation
and the fact that if we chose to we
couldabsolutely produce more oil here in
For that reason, I welcomed President
Obamas recent pledge to increase do-
mestic production. It was a big step, andI
hope his administration heeds the mes-
sage. But Im also deeply concerned by
some of the information presented about
Americas energy potential. Left unchal-
lenged, it will contribute to a mistaken
belief that increased domestic produc-
tion is not truly possible.
The president said this month that
evenif we doubledthe amount of oil that
we produced, wed still be short by a
factor of five. Thats simply incorrect.
Doubling our production would trim
imports nearly in half. Boosting produc-
tion by a factor of five is not currently
feasible, but if it were, it would make the
United States the worlds largest produc-
Perhaps most misleading is his claim
also made by others that the United
States has about 2, maybe 3 percent of
the worlds proven oil reserves; we use 25
percent of the worlds oil. That line is
crafted to make the audience think that
America is both running out of oil and
using oil at an unsustainable rate.
In truth, reserves is just one of
several categories used to quantify oil
and, on its own, misrepresents Americas
potential. To classify a barrel as a reserve,
you have to drill, prove the oil is there,
andmeet strict criteria establishedby the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
Its not an easy process.
Right now, America has an estimated
22.3 billion barrels of oil reserves. But
thats hardly the whole story. A recent
Congressional Research Service report
that I commissionedwithSen. JimInhofe
of Oklahoma found that the United
States recoverable oil resources are esti-
mated at 157 billion barrels. That is seven
times as muchas our reserves anddoesnt
even include the roughly 900 billion
barrels of unconventional oil resources
nearing commercialization.
Consider this: While our nations oil
reserves have never reached 40 billion
barrels, weve managedtoproduce nearly
200 billion barrels since 1900. Between
2008 and 2009, Americas oil reserves
rose more than8percent, evenas roughly
2 billionbarrels were produced. That was
made possible by our substantial re-
source base. Reserves alone have never
provided the full picture.
Those who repeat the 2 percent argu-
ment are falling into an old trap. Govern-
ment officials have claimed since 1919
that America is running out of oil.
Nearly a century later, we are still the
worlds third-largest oil producer, behind
Saudi Arabia and Russia. Our consump-
tion levels may seem high, but in fact
theyre directly proportionate to Ameri-
cas share of the global, petroleum-based
Relyingonreserves todepict Americas
oil excludes all of the lands that have
never been explored. My home state of
Alaska, for example, holds an estimated
40 billion barrels of oil the equivalent
of more than 60 years worth of imports
fromthe PersianGulf that are excluded
from reserve figures. Ignoring that sup-
ply underestimates Americas oil and
leads us away from one of the best
solutions to our various energy challeng-
If our country endeavored to produce
more oil, we could slash imports and
stanch the flow of dollars sent to foreign
suppliers. At the same time, we could
create thousands of jobs in this country
and generate hundreds of billions of
dollars in government revenue.
In this era of fiscal restraint, our most
effective energy strategy may be to have
oil work itself out of a job by using
revenue from production to facilitate the
deployment of alternatives. A firm com-
mitment to greater productionand lower
consumption would also send a message
to OPEC that the United States will no
longer tolerate high oil prices.
Its time to acknowledge howmuch oil
America really has and expeditiously
bring more of it to market.
The writer, a senator fromAlaska, is the
ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee.
henit comestomattersof money
and politics, there is a big gulf
between Democrats and Repub-
licans in theory. Democrats tend to
favor rules limiting the flow of money
into political campaigns. Republicans
generally see campaign cash as a formof
protected political speech and oppose
most restrictions.
In the real-world practice of politics,
both sides are willing to do whatever it
takes to raise enough money to win. The
difference is that Republicans, having
rarely backed a campaign finance rule,
feel no squeamishness on this score.
Democrats do or at least they worry
about being labeled hypocrites for ex-
ploiting the very campaign finance loop-
holes they once derided. As a result, they
often end up lagging in the fundraising
gamedujour, accusedof beingtwo-faced,
or both.
played out in the 2012 campaign. First,
and timely as the president conducts a
West Coast fundraising swing, there is
the uncomfortable matter of Barack
Obama as the Billion Dollar Man. In the
2008 campaign, Obama became the first
major-party candidate since the presi-
dential public financing system was cre-
atedinthe aftermathof Watergate tofuel
his race entirely with private money.
Obama collected an astonishing
$750 million, a cool $100 million more
thanall the presidential candidates com-
What made this a little tricky was that
Obamahaddeclaredhimself anadvocate
of the public financing system. Even
trickier: He had promised to take public
funds for the general electionif his oppo-
nent agreedto do the same. As part of his
big never mind, Candidate Obama
promised that President Obama would
work hard to fix the systemhe was help-
ing to bust. I am firmly committed to
reforming the system as president, so
that its viable in todays campaign cli-
mate, ObamawroteinaJune2008op-ed
in USA Today. This overhaul, the Obama
campaign told the Boston Globe that
November, would be a priority as presi-
Predictably enough, other priorities
intervenedand, withRepublicansgun-
ningtoeliminate the presidential financ-
ing systementirely, fixing it wasnt going
to be an easy task. And so, predictably
enough, Obamaisbackat thefundraising
trough. His campaign has instructed the
big bundlers to collect at least $350,000
each this year. After the election, no
doubt, reformingthesystemwill againbe
Thenthere is the eventouchier matter
of outside groups. Remember how
worked up the White House and Demo-
crats were about those shadowy organi-
zations raising unlimited, and some-
times secret, cash in the aftermath of the
Supreme Courts ruling in the Citizens
Unitedcase?All acrossAmerica, theyare
pouring hundreds of millions of dollars
into a bunch of phony front groups run-
ning negative ads, Obama complained
shortly before the midtermelection.
Well, never mind. That was the 2010
strategy, and you know how that turned
out. The 2012approachis more alongthe
if-you-cant-beat-em-join-em lines.
Democratic operatives have launched a
bevy of outside groups aimed at keeping
the Senate, takingbackthe House, and
coming soon reelecting Obama. Two
former White House officials, Bill Burton
andSeanSweeney, plananoutsidegroup
tobuttress the official Obamaeffort.
The Democratic groups are organized
as so-called Super PACs, meaning that
they can take unlimited contributions,
including fromcorporations andunions,
but must disclose them. However, some
have allied nonprofit arms permitted to
keep donors names secret, and more
following a predictable script. Jonathan
Collegio, a spokesman for American
Crossroads andCrossroads GPS, the Karl
Rove-foundedgroups that spent millions
in the 2010 campaign, was delighted to
play the double-standard card. Burton
has simply jumped into the hypocrite
bin, he toldthe NewYorkTimes. Burton,
responding, said Democrats wouldnt be
taking cues fromKarl Roves cronies on
issues of integrity.
Betweenthetwosides, youcanput me,
reluctantly, with the hypocrites, if only
becauseI prefermyhardball politicswith
a side order of sheepishness. Back in the
bad old days of soft money, Democrats
were bashed for simultaneously de-
nouncing the practice and scooping up
thechecks. But intheend, andwithsome
Republicanhelpthat seems since tohave
vanished, they managed to pass legisla-
tionoutlawingthose unlimitedcontribu-
tions. If Democrats had their way last
year, some of the worst current abuses
such as using nonprofits to keep dona-
tions secret wouldhavebeencurtailed.
Democrats offer a tempting target be-
cause they fail to live up to their own
standards. Republicans, having set the
bar solow, rarelyhavetroublesurpassing
resident Obamas stated goal of sav-
ing innocent lives in Libya plays a lot
better than regime change. It feels
good to many Americans, despite their
reluctance to enter another conflict
abroad, and there is wide support interna-
tionally for stopping mass atrocities.
If the United States is serious about
protecting civilians, though, it needs to
address the kinds of conundrums that are
emerginginLibya: Doescivilianprotection
inevitably require imposing political
change? Do we arm rebels who might not
protect civiliansthemselves?What if NATO
bombs kill the very civilians they were
Its not just that the United States faces
these issues in Libya. In recent decades,
Washingtonandits allies encounteredsim-
ilar challenges in Somalia, in response to
Serbian atrocities in the Balkans, and else-
Nointerventionis simple. Yet part of the
reason political leaders face such difficult
choices is that our armed forces and
thoseof ouralliesresistthinkingaboutor
planning for these kinds of contingencies.
The basic components of military action
fromcombined arms maneuvers to con-
voy protection may remain similar from
operation to operation. But a mission to
ent context andforadifferent purposethan
other conventional military engagements.
Interveners interject themselves be-
tween victims and perpetrators. However
genuinetheirhumanitarianintentions, the
interveners inevitably take sides in the
conflict, often taking on imperfect allies as
well. Victims and perpetrators can switch
roles during a conflict, confounding as-
sumptions and drastically altering percep-
tions of the intervening force.
Unlike battles to win territory, efforts to
save civilians cannot be refought. Failure is
permanent. Yet the demand for swift re-
sponse can lead to painful compromises,
suchaslaunchingattackswithout theabili-
ty to distinguish entirely between combat-
ants andcivilians.
Different tools and approaches can help
create better options for responding to
mass atrocities. For example, the American
militarys fast-developing surveillance ca-
pabilities make it possible to record and
exposewhat happens ontheground, which
is critical for assessing, deterring and halt-
ing mass killings. But ensuring this trans-
a particular crisis.
Unfortunately, there is no doctrine for
planning and conducting mass-atrocity re-
sponse operations. Nor is there a guide to
how the rules of engagement change or
why military tactics differ when the priori-
ty is stopping civilian killing instead of
destroying an opposing force or occupying
a country. Intervening to halt mass atroci-
ties is not even something the military
considers when training forces or writing
standing operational plans.
No one argues that planning for wars
makes them more likely. Yet this seems to
be the underlying reason for the militarys
allergy to planning for civilian protection.
U.S. armed forces should start treating ci-
vilian protection missions as seriously as
they take wars. Its only prudent to study
mass-atrocityresponseoperations, planfor
them and, perhaps most important, con-
duct exercises withthecivilianleaders who
would make decisions about potential in-
In each case, we must consider basic
questions: Should the interveners priori-
tize offensive action against the armed or
create a defensive perimeter around the
vulnerable? What happens if the victims
decide to take revenge under the shelter of
outside protection? Once interveners stop
the killing, must they address the root
causes of theviolencebeforetheycanclaim
Such preparation would yield two obvi-
ous benefits: First, it will demonstrate that
prevention even where politically and
option than responding later. Second, on-
going civil-military planning will educate
government officials about the risks and
complications of intervention. When se-
nior Pentagon leaders publicly voice con-
cerns about a no-fly zone just days before
the president authorizes one, the dialogue
is toolittle, toolate.
Lack of sustained professional military
attention to civilian protection is a global
problem. In 2005, the United Nations pro-
claimedaninternational Responsibilityto
Protect citizens fromsystematic slaughter
by their governments, but it has done little
to make its promise operational. U.N.
peacekeeping forces are increasingly di-
rectedtoprotect civiliansunderimminent
threat of physical violence, oftenwithlittle
thought to how or even whether this is
possible. International organizations, re-
gional bodies andnational militaries share
this disregard for the practicalities of stop-
ping mass atrocities yet repeatedly try to
doexactly that. Just this month, U.N. forces
attacked forces loyal to the former presi-
dent of Ivory Coast in the name of civilian
There is no secret formula for these
missions. Responding to mass killings in
Libya looks different than it did in NATOs
Operation Allied Force in Kosovo, or the
European Unions operation in the Demo-
cratic Republic of Congo, or the U.S.-led
operation in Kurdistan. The U.N. action in
Ivory Coast might provide yet another
Its time we recognize that the West
conducts militaryactiontoprevent civilian
slaughter but refuses to plan systemati-
cally for that possibility. Military planners
like to say that hope is not a strategy.
Neither is denial.
SarahSewall, aformer Pentagonofficial,
teaches at Harvards Kennedy School of
Government anddirects theMass Atrocity
ResponseOperations Project. RetiredMarine
Gen. Anthony Zinni, chairmanof theglobal
defensecompany BAESystems Inc., is aformer
commander of U.S. Central Command.
After Gaddafi falls . . .
Is the U.S. prepared to combat the spread of anarchy?
ibyanrebelshavemadeit clear that anyproposal tocease
fighting and end their current battle against the Libyan
government must include the removal of Moammar
Gaddafi. President Obama, along with French President Nico-
las Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron, has
repeatedly called for the removal of this violent dictator. The
objective is clear. And Libyas future is being determined by a
civil war, one inwhichwe unarguably have a hand.
In a speech last month at the National Defense University,
President Obama carefully distinguished between the admin-
istrations approachinLibya andAmericas experience inIraq.
Referring to overthrowing Gaddafi by force, he stated: To be
blunt, we went downthat roadinIraq. . . . [B]ut regime change
there took eight years, thousands of American and Iraqi lives,
and nearly a trillion dollars. That is not something we can
afford to repeat inLibya.
For one thing, it is not at all clear whether the president will
havetheluxuryof achievinghis political objectives without the
application of more force. More important, the presidents
statement reflects a fundamental misunderstanding that may
have serious implications for the way ahead.
Regime change in Iraq did not take eight years. It was
accomplished in a matter of weeks. What consumed eight
years was the aftermath of regime change: the still ongoing
process of transforming Iraq into a self-governing, reasonably
secure, democratic society.
Failing to recognize that the hardest part is post-regime
change raises the question of whether we have planned for
what NATOandotherswill doif weinfact succeedinourpolicy
objective of showing Gaddafi the door.
Certainly, it would be wonderful if the transitional leader-
ship turns out to be a collection of Thomas Jeffersons and
Edmund Burkes who quickly fashion a constitution that
embodies freedom and civil rights for all. What we have now,
though, as brave and committed as the Libyan opposition
might be, is a collection of former regime officials, unelected
Benghazi intellectuals and returning expatriate dissidents.
We must acknowledge the real possibility that Gaddafis
departure will be followed by continued violent resistance
carried out by his supporters or bloody score-settling by the
victorious rebels. The staying power of Gaddafis forces a
month after the NATO intervention began suggests that the
current fight, largely seen as democrat vs. oppressor, might
have a darker tribal underlay. And with arms now generally
available because of the weapons caches that both sides have
accessed, a tribal-based round two could be dark indeed.
In the days immediately following the fall of Saddam
Hussein, looting and disorder rapidly degenerated into an
insurgency. That outcome cannot be excluded as a possibility
in Libya. While Egypt has been progressing along a relatively
orderly transition to civil society, that process has been
overseen by a powerful military, which managed President
Hosni Mubaraks exit from power and enforced a disciplined
framework for establishing more democratic institutions.
Success in Egypt is far from guaranteed, and the army could
falter in its self-appointed role, but this is a country with a
strongnational identity, anational history andstrongnational
If Gaddafi falls, it will be because his army and all other
existinginstitutions of national power corrupt as theymight
be have been broken. And at this stage, it is difficult to see
what survivingindigenous institutioncanmanageatransition
of governance inLibya.
We may tell ourselves that Gaddafis ouster will end our
mission. Optimists can point to the fact that Libya is more
ethnicallyandreligiouslyhomogeneous than, say, Iraq, but it is
also more tribal than most Arab societies. As brutal as he has
been, Gaddafi hasstill hadtorespect tribal dynamicstosustain
his rule. Is the United States confident that the dominant
narrative today, of democrats vs. oppressor, will continue to
playout andwill not beovertakenbylatent onessuchastribe
vs. tribe, haves vs. have-nots or, worse, Islamvs. crusaders?
If disorder anddisarrayfollowGaddafis ouster, will human-
itarians be prepared to stand by while the blood of retribution
is spilled in the streets; or anarchy reigns; or society disinte-
grates; or a terrorist haven, famine and disease emerge?
Whatever ones view about the wisdom of embarking on our
coalition effort in Libya, prudence suggests we begin serious
planning about what happens when we win including what
effort and resources and time will be required.
Michael Chertoff was secretary of homeland security from2005to
2009 and is managing principal of the Chertoff Group, a security and
risk-management firm. Michael V. Hayden was director of the CIA from
2006 to 2009 and director of the National Security Agency from1999
to 2005; he is a principal at the Chertoff Group.
Rebel fighters prepare to ambush Moammar Gaddafis forces on a highway in Libya on April 11.
Mr. Schaefers gun-control courage
Contrary to what the April 19 obituary for former
Maryland governor William Donald Schaefer sug-
gested, Mr. Schaefer, as governor in1994, didsucceed
in enacting legislation to ban assault pistols and
high-capacity gun magazines in Maryland. In addi-
tion to protecting Marylanders from these deadly
weapons, he also led the 1988 fight to ban Saturday
Night special guns and the 1991 campaign to close
the gun show background-check loophole in Mary-
land. These accomplishments made him one of our
nations leaders inreducing gunviolence. Inaddition
tobuildingmanybuildings, WilliamDonaldSchaefer
savedmany lives.
Vincent DeMarco, Baltimore
The writer was executive director of Marylanders Against
Handgun Abuse from1989 to 1995.
Another Dulles Metro cost issue
While the Metropolitan Washington Airports Au-
thority is seeking common ground on whether the
Dulles Metro station should be above or belowground,
another critical issue should be discussed. The April 18
Metro article Officials invitedto discuss Dulles Metro
didnot mentiontheairports authoritys recent decision
to implement a mandatory Planned Labor Agreement
(PLA) for Phase II of the Dulles Corridor Metro Project.
Adiscussionof theprojectscostsiswoefullyincomplete
without considering this decisionrequires a contractor
to adopt union rules, use union labor and pay union
Amandatory PLAinhibits the openmarket that has
given Northern Virginia and the entire state a thriving
economy. It discourages merit-based employers from
participating in the bidding process. If all contractors
areboundbytheagreement, wecanexpect higher costs
and cost overruns. Eliminating the PLA requirement
would allow these funds to be used instead for educa-
tion, transportation and other critical community ser-
Open competition, where all contractors submit
their best offers, is the only way for a project of this
magnitudetoservethepublicinterest. MandatoryPLAs
prevent competition in the marketplace. The airports
authority should reconsider its decision and adopt the
same requirements as for Phase I a voluntary PLA
whereby competitive bidding is not dissuaded because
employers have the optionof entering intoaPLA.
If theprojectscost isalreadyanissue, whynot let the
free market doits job?
JimCorcoran, Vienna
Thewriter is president andchief executiveof theFairfax
County Chamber of Commerce.
Stereotyping a serious deficit plan
In assessing President Obamas response to the
budget proposal of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) [Our
better budget angels, op-ed, April 15], Eugene
Robinson invoked the usual liberal stereotypes:
selfish Republicans who favor the rich against
compassionate Democrats who champion the poor
and elderly. Mr. Robinson apparently thinks that
entitlements should be off-limits, since seniors and
the poor would have to fend for themselves.
Continued deficit spending eventually leads to a
devalued currency, higher interest rates and infla-
tion. We are already beginning to see the effects of
the Democrats reckless spending over the past two
years, and failure to control it eventually will make
everyone poorer. Mr. Ryan has offered a serious
plan that deserves serious discussion.
The plan may not be perfect, but we need to
think in terms of workable alternatives taxing
the rich wont solve the problem and avoid
platitudes about abandoning the helpless.
David Berry, Annandale
Where are D.C.s statues of women?
Cari Shanes fine April 17 Arts story highlighted
an awkward fact: There are scarcely any statues of
real women anywhere in the United States. Women
have been big in culture, social affairs and U.S.
history. We guys may honor them in words just
not in bronze.
The void in the District is especially breathtak-
ing. In 2005, Sweden honored the Swedish-born
Crown Princess Martha of Norway with a graceful
figure at Massachusetts Avenue and34thStreet NW.
There may be a fewother statues of women in town,
but theyre mostly generic figures and in less
prominent locations. But the scores of brilliant and
important American women whove shaped our
culture and society, often in this very city? Nope. We
mainly have military guys on horses.
Geoffrey Shepherd, Washington
Bad pension policy
We take issue with the April 16 editorial Premium
policy, supporting the ability of the Pension Benefit
Guaranty Corp. to determine how much a company
that sponsors a pension plan must pay to support the
PBGCbasedonthe companys financial condition.
The proposal is terrible public policy. Allowing the
PBGCa party witha clear conflict of interest to set
and collect premiums would give the agency unwar-
ranteddiscretionary authority todetermine the credit-
worthiness of companies because they sponsor pen-
sion plans. The proposal would punish employers
recovering fromeconomic difficulty andinterfere with
companies abilitytoborrow, andit amountstoanother
incentive for employers to droptheir pensionplans.
The Government Accountability Office recently
criticized the PBGC for failing to meet sound gover-
nance standards. Until companies can be assured that
the agency is properly governed, the administrations
proposedchanges shouldnot be considered.
The PBGChas by its ownadmissionample funds for
the next decade andneeds nobailout. What needs tobe
done is to fix pension funding volatility, encourage
employers to sponsor pensions and address PBGC
MarkJ. Ugoretz, Washington
The writer is president and chief executive of the ERISA
Industry Committee.
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An outbreak of
sense on guns
Two welcome steps on sales data
and sentencing guidelines
AS COMMONsense on gun laws broken out
in Washington? Probably not, but over the
past coupleof weekstherehavebeenacouple
of minor but welcome victories in the quest
for reasonablegunregulations.
First, Congress axed a provision attached to the
budget bill that essentially would have prevented the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
from demanding that licensed gun dealers along the
southwestborderreportmultiplesalesof certainkinds
of long guns. Currently, a dealer must report sales of
two handguns or more but is not required to tell the
ATFif someonewalks out of thestorewithanarmload
of AK-47s.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which crafts the
guidelines used in sentencing federal convicts, mean-
while announced that it would increase penalties for
two relatively common gun-related crimes: straw
purchases andsmuggling.
Straw purchases occur when an individual know-
inglybuysagunfromanauthorizeddealeronbehalf of
a prohibited purchaser who would not have passed
the required background check. This type of transac-
tion is meant to evade regulations intended to stop
lethal weapons from getting into the hands of those
withcertaincriminal histories or suffering frommen-
tal illness or drug addiction. The tactic is also used by
those working on behalf of criminal organizations,
including Mexican drug cartels that snap up the mili-
tary-style machineguns availableinU.S. gunshops.
Afirst-timeconvictionforanindividual withlittleor
nocriminal historywouldtriggerasentencingrangeof
15 to 21 months a relatively modest bump fromthe
current range of 10 to 16 months. Stiffer penalties are
possible, depending on the persons criminal history
andthetypeof weapons purchased.
The commission gets much tougher on gunrun-
ning. Currently, a defendant wouldhave tobe convict-
ed of smuggling 10 or more weapons before facing a
sentence of 63 to 78 months. Under the commissions
proposal, the same penalties would be triggered for
thoseconvictedof smugglingthreeor moreguns.
To its credit, the Obama administration urged
the commission to adopt the stricter gun regime.
The changes will be forwardedtoCongress by May 1
and will take effect Nov. 1 unless Congress acts to
block them. Heres hoping that common sense still
prevails next fall.
A Russian injustice
How the U.S. can respond to official corruption and the death of the lawyer who exposed it
OR17 MONTHS, Russianauthorities have
resistedtaking actioninthe case of Sergei
Magnitsky, a 37-year-old lawyer who died
from mistreatment in prison after expos-
ing a massive swindle involving senior
police and tax officials. While conceding that Mr.
Magnitsky had been abused and that embezzle-
ment had taken place, officials have variously
claimedthat evidence necessary to pursue the case
was destroyed in a mysterious vehicle explosion or
that Mr. Magnitsky himself was guilty of the crime
he uncovered.
Now, thanks to the efforts of lawyer Jamison
Firestone, who was Mr. Magnitskys employer, and
investor William Browder, who hired his firm,
powerful newevidence has appeared. The twomen
have compiled documents and produced YouTube
videos demonstratingthe enrichment of five police
and tax officials linked to the embezzlement and
the subsequent persecutionof Mr. Magnitsky.
The latest video, releasedlast weekend, relies on
property andbankrecords toshowhowthe headof
a Moscow tax office, Olga Stepanova, and two
deputies poured more than $40 million into Swiss
bank accounts and luxury properties in Moscow,
Dubai and Montenegro soon after signing off on a
bogus $230 million tax refund. The refund was
processedinonedayDec. 24, 2007andgivento
companies that were illegally seized from Mr.
Browder, anAmerican-borninvestor inRussiawho
was expelledfromthe country in2005.
Two other videos show how two police officials
involved in seizing the companies and then in
imprisoning Mr. Magnitsky, Lt. Col. Artom Kuz-
netsov and Col. Pavel Karpov, have also spent
millions on real estate, luxury cars and foreign
travel since the swindle. Like other police officials
involved in the case, they have been promoted and
given awards since Mr. Magnitskys death, even
while living like moguls.
Though it involves hundreds of millions of dol-
lars and a wrongful death, the Magnitsky case is an
exampleof mid-level Russiancorruption. Themost
senior official involved is a deputy interior minis-
ter, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his
circle are untouched. Despite that, and the over-
whelming evidence posted on the Internet by Mr.
Browder and Mr. Firestone, the officials involved
continue to enjoy impunity. That they do so is an
extraordinary testament tothe lawlessness andthe
disregard for basic human rights that prevail in
Russiaandthat the Obamaadministration, inits
zeal for a reset of relations, has largely ignored.
While outside powers cannot change this cul-
ture, legislation before Congress could provide
some leverage. Bills drawn up by Rep. JimMcGov-
ern(D-Mass.) andSen. BenjaminL. Cardin(D-Md.)
would oblige the State Department to deny visas
and freeze the assets of all Russian officials in-
volved in the Magnitsky case. Mr. Cardin has
identifiedmore than60.
The Obama administration, of course, already
has theauthoritytoimposethesesanctions andhas
been studying the Magnitsky case. It should act
against thosepersons it finds culpable. Meanwhile,
the administration can take a positive step by
seeking funding for the support of Russian demo-
crats and civil society organizations that are fight-
ing for the rule of law.
D.C. school board choices
D. Kamili Anderson in Ward 4; Philip Pannell in Ward 8
HEDISTRICTSStateBoardof Educationis
far less visible than its predecessor, which
directly oversaw operations of the public
school system. That, though, doesnt mean
it should be overlooked: The boards role in setting
standards and establishing policy is critical in
helping to improve public education in the city.
Voters should pay attention to Tuesdays special
election in which two ward seats on the board will
be decided.
On that day, voters throughout the city will pick
an at-large D.C. Council member to fill the unex-
pired termcaused by Kwame R. Browns electionas
council chairman. But inWard4andWard8, voters
also will be choosing representatives to fill vacan-
cies on the nine-member school board. The Ward 4
seat became vacant when Sekou Biddle resigned to
accept a temporary appointment to the D.C. Coun-
cil. InWard8, incumbent WilliamO. Lockridgedied
inJanuary at the age of 63, after suffering a stroke.
The nonpartisan elections come as the city
strives to maintain momentum on a host of educa-
tionreforms. TheDistrict, whichwoncovetedfunds
under the Obama administrations Race to the Top
program, has signed onto commoncore standards,
and the board will play a big role in implementing
those. At the same time, it must come up with new
ways to deal with intractable problems such as
Ward 4 has a strong field of four candidates, all
committedto educationreform. D. Kamili Ander-
sonstands out withanappealingblendof firsthand
experience and expertise in education policy. Long
active inthe Brightwoodcommunity, Ms. Anderson
had three children who went through the public
schools, and three grandchildren are nowenrolled.
Self-employed as a writer and editor, Ms. Anderson
has a background rich in academic scholarship on
topics such as at-risk youth and diversity in higher
education. Shespeaks eloquentlyabout theneedfor
rigor and accountability and says traditional
schools need to be as innovative as successful
charters. Also running are An Almquist, visiting
professor at the University of the District of Colum-
bias National Center for Urban Education; Bill
Quirk, attorney for Childrens National Medical
Center; and Andrew Moss, a former D.C. teacher
nowwiththe Treasury Department.
InWard8, ninecandidates crowdafieldinwhich
old rivalries and loyalties have come into play.
Trayon White, a community activist whose non-
profit is doing interesting work with inner-city
youth, was mentoredbyMr. Lockridgeandhas been
endorsed by his widow as well as by D.C. Council
member Marion Barry (D). Mr. White has insights
intothe problems confrontedby students inWard8
schools, but his ideas about direct intervention are
more inkeepingwiththe ways of the oldboardthan
with current needs. A better choice is longtime
activist Philip Pannell, who combines a keen
knowledge of Southeast neighborhoods with a
broad view on policy. Mr. Pannell is credited with
helping to start and support a parent-teacher asso-
ciation at Ballou High School, even though he had
no children there. His involvement in education
includes work with the citys libraries and his time
as as executive assistant to former school board
president Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Also running are
Eugene Dewitt Kinlow, public affairs director for
DCVote, andTijwannaU. Phillips, abusiness owner
who has navigated the schools as the single mother
of three children.
Informationabout theApril 26electionandearly
votingis available at www.dcboee.org/election_info
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D.C. did enough to allow observant Jews to vote in special election
Regarding the April 16 Metro article Judge de-
nies rabbis bidtoextendD.C. election:
Im sure everyone in the community was con-
cernedtolearnthat the special D.C. Council election
was scheduled for April 26, a day when traditional
Jews could not vote if they followed their religious
convictions. At that point, many of us would have
joined any reasonable protest or litigation. But the
District responded with a number of significant
accommodations: two weeks of early voting; broad
availabilityof absenteeballots; openingits offices on
Easter Sundaysothat peoplecouldvote.
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfelds suggestion of extended
hours onElectionDaywouldhavebeensignificantly
burdensome, because when the holiday ends, as
darknessfalls(around8:40p.m.), thereisagreatdeal
of work and activity that traditional Jews engage in
that wouldmakeit hardtogotoapollingplace.
The dramatic accommodations made to allow
any Jew to exercise his or her voting rights are
certainlysufficient foranyreasonableperson. Part of
living in a pluralistic society is recognizing and
accommodatingtheneedsof minorities, but similar-
ly, part of living ina pluralistic society is recognizing
when your needs have been met and when to stop
BarryFreundel, Washington
Thewriter, arabbi at GeorgetownSynagogue, submit-
tedaletter totheD.C. District Court insupport of the
Districts alternativevotingoptions.
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The District respondedwithanumber
of significant accommodations.
A cruel deception
In Libya, the West makes promises it cant keep
Redefining chutzpah
The GOP budget fails the partys own debt limit test
The Racing
Form, 2012
wounded and the dying, and where
acclaimed war photographers Tim Heth-
erington and Chris Hondros were killed
Wednesday, apparently by a rocket-pro-
pelled grenade fired by Gaddafi forces.
On most days, the opposition is fighting
desperately just to protect the territory it
holds, not to seize more ground.
Allied frustration is mounting.
French, British and Italian leaders are
taking the next step and dispatching
military advisers to try to whip the rebel
forces into fighting shape. The United
States, after deciding to send uniforms,
body armor and vehicles, announced on
Thursday that it will use armed Predator
drone aircraft in Libya.
This is mission creep, all right but
only in the sense that the military
mission, as authorized by the United
Nations, is limited to the protection of
civilians. The political mission, as laid
out by Obama and his European counter-
parts, is regime change. The effort so far
wont begin to close the wide gap
between the allies stated goal and the
resources being deployed to achieve it.
European officials have begun to
grouse that the United States is not doing
enough. Vice President Biden shot back,
in an interviewwith the Financial Times,
with a sharp rebuttal.
If the Lord Almighty extricated the
U.S. out of NATO and dropped it on the
planet of Mars so we were no longer
participating, Biden said, it is bizarre to
suggest that NATO and the rest of the
world lacks the capacity to deal with
Libya it does not. Occasionally other
countries lack the will, but this is not
about capacity.
A telling blow against Gallic pride,
perhaps, but not against Gaddafis army.
All this can only give hope and
confidence to Syrias Assad and Yemens
Saleh as they dispatch troops and thugs
to kill peaceful protesters. It can only
bring contentment to the al-Khalifas of
Bahrain, who knowtheir deadly suppres-
sion of pro-democracy protests will be
excused, and to the House of Saud, which
should no longer feel pressure to deliver
on the democratic reforms it has long
Realism in foreign policy is neither
good nor bad. Ultimately, it is inevitable.
The United States and its allies are not
willing to seize control of events in Libya
and the region. Unless this changes, it is
cruelty, not kindness, to pretend other-
f I were a Middle Eastern despot, Id
know how to handle the pro-democ-
racy movement that threatens my
rule: Crack down viciously, using deadly
force against civilians, and make no
meaningful concessions. The West will
fulminate and posture but wont inter-
vene decisively. I can survive.
Syrias Bashar al-Assad, Yemens Ali
Abdullah Saleh, Bahrains al-Khalifa roy-
al family and others have surely been
watching events in Libya and taking
notes. The NATO-led attempt to dislodge
Moammar Gaddafi is going nowhere
fast. Bickering allied leaders have no
stomach or popular support at home
for warmaking of the kind that would
be necessary to defeat Gaddafis army
and take Tripoli. The regime is bloodied
but unbowed.
One wonders why we bothered at all.
Seriously, as the Libya operation is
now being conducted, whats the point?
The intervention surely saved many lives
by halting Gaddafis forces just hours
before they would have swept into the
rebel stronghold of Benghazi. But now
the conflict has devolved into a bloody
stalemate in which Gaddafi clearly has
the upper hand. How many Libyan
rebels and civilians will die in the
coming weeks, months, perhaps years?
When we look back at the eventual
human toll, what will we have accom-
President Obama made the interven-
tion possible by giving his approval and
committing U.S. assets. He declared that
Gaddafi was no longer Libyas legitimate
leader and that his ouster was the
explicit goal of U.S. policy. It was tough
talk and it must have unnerved the
other embattled autocrats of the Arab
But it was also, in a sense, reckless
talk. It was clear that Obama had no
intention of plunging headlong into
another war; he specified, from the
beginning, that no U.S. ground forces
would be deployed and that command of
the operation would quickly be handed
off to our European allies. But it was also
clear to military analysts that air power
alone could not vanquish Gaddafis forc-
es and that NATO, without U.S.
leadership, has never proved itself capa-
ble of organizing a three-car funeral.
The rebel forces are brave but over-
matched. European air power alone has
proved inadequate to protect civilians in
contested cities such as Misurata
where hospitals are filled with the
plan finally balances the budget
sometime in the 2030s (and only then
if a number of the plans dubious
assumptions come to pass).
We cannot afford to ignore this
coming fiscal train wreck any longer,
says Rep. Eric Cantor. Complacency
is not an option. Well, if $14 trillion in
fresh debt and unbalanced budgets
until the 2030s do not amount to
complacency, Id hate to hear the
GOP definition of profligacy.
Yes, I know: The presidents plan is
actually worse on the debt, with news
coming Thursday that it would add
$7 trillion in red ink over the next
decade (though it should be noted
that the Congressional Progressive
Caucus plan still wins the fiscal re-
sponsibility derby thus far; it reaches
balance by 2021 largely through as-
sortedtax hikes anddefense cuts). But
at least Democrats arent rattling
markets by hypocritically holding the
debt limit hostage while planning to
add trillions in fresh debt themselves.
Its amazing how some memes,
once established as conventional wis-
dom, are almost impossible to dis-
lodge, however at odds they are with
the facts. Griping about this to a
Prominent Media Figure the other
day, I suggested that maybe if I set
myself on fire in Times Square while
spouting the truth about Republican
debt, the truth would break through.
Maybe, he said. But then youd be
seen as the radical.
The classic definition of chutzpah
was a kid who kills his parents and
then asks for the mercy of the court
because hes an orphan. The new
definition of chutzpah is Republicans
who vote for the Ryan plan that adds
trillions in debt and who then say the
debt limit goes up only over their dead
If I were Barack Obama, my mantra
on this weeks debt tour and in the
months ahead would be that we
should lift the debt limit only by as
much debt as is needed to accommo-
date Paul Ryans budget. The presi-
dent and his team should say this
every time theyre asked about the
debt limit until people cant stand
hearing it any more. All I know is
somebody better start saying this
soon or I may be forced to do some-
thing desperate.
Matt Miller, a senior fellow at the Center
for American Progress and co-host of
public radios Left, Right & Center, writes
a weekly online column for The Post. His
e-mail address is mattino2@gmail.com.
emember that great scene in
the 1980 film classic The Shin-
ing, when the wife comes upon
the typewriter of the Jack Nicholson
character, whos supposed to have
been working night and day for
months on his novel? She finds thou-
sands of pages on which Jack has
typed, All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy, formatted in count-
less, crazy ways. Suddenly his suspect-
ed madness becomes frighteningly
Well, debt-limit mania has driven
me to a similar frenzied state. If my
wife came across my manuscript it
would read, The House Republican
budget adds $6 trillion to the debt in
the next decade yet the GOP is balking
at raising the debt limit. The House
Republican budget adds $6 trillion to
the debt in the next decade yet the
GOP is balking at raising the debt
I thought about making this weeks
column that one sentence printed
over and over. It would have been the
opinion-page equivalent of a Dada-
esque protest against the inanity of
the debate and a cry for main-
stream news outlets to focus on this
simple, clarifying fact.
But theres more to say. For the life
of me I dont understand why the
media dont shove this fact in front of
every Republican who says the debt
limit cannot be raised unless serious
new spending cuts are put in place.
The supposedly courageous, vision-
ary Paul Ryan plan which already
contains everything Republicans can
think of in terms of these spending
cuts would add more debt than
weve ever seen over a 10-year period
in American history. Yet Ryan and
other House GOP leaders continue to
make outrageous statements to the
Without blushing. And without
anyone calling them on it.
The spending spree is over, Ryan
said the other day, after the House
passed his blueprint. We cannot keep
spending money we dont have. Ex-
cept that by his ownreckoning Ryanis
planning to spend $6 trillion we dont
have in the next decade alone.
We have too many people worried
about the next election and not wor-
ried about the next generation, Ryan
added. So Ryan is expressing his
concern by adding at least $14 trillion
to the debt betweennowand whenhis
Adolescent Atlas
Ayn Rands bad philosophy makes for bad politics, too
largely defined by Ronald Reagans
faith in the people instead of elites.
Rand regarded the people as looters
and parasites. She was a strenuous
advocate for class warfare, except that
she took the side of a mythical class of
capitalist supermen. Rand, in fact,
pronounced herself profoundly op-
posed to Reagans presidential candi-
dacy, since he did not meet her
exacting ideological standards.
Rand cherished a particular dis-
dain for Christianity. The cross, she
said, is the symbol of the sacrifice of
the ideal to the nonideal. . . . It is in
the name of that symbol that men are
asked to sacrifice themselves for their
inferiors. That is precisely how the
symbolism is used. That is torture.
Yet some conservatives marked Holy
Week by attending and embracing
Atlas Shrugged.
Reaction to Rand draws a line in
political theory. Some believe with
Rand that all government is coercion
and theft the tearing-down of the
strong for the benefit of the undeserv-
ing. Others believe that government
has a limited but noble role in helping
the most vulnerable in society not
motivated by egalitarianism, which is
destructive, but by compassion,
which is human. And some root this
duty in Gods particular concern for
the vulnerable and undeserving,
which eventually includes us all. This
is the message of Easter, and it is
inconsistent with the gospel of Rand.
Many libertarians trace their inspi-
ration to Rands novels, while some-
times distancing themselves from
Objectivism. But both libertarians
and Objectivists are moved by the
mania of a single idea a freedom
indistinguishable from selfishness.
This unbalanced emphasis on one
element of political theory at the
expense of other public goals such as
justice and equal opportunity is the
evidence of a rigid ideology. Socialists
take a similar path, embracing equali-
ty as an absolute value. Both ideolo-
gies have led good people into sup-
porting policies with serious human
Conservatives have been generally
suspicious of all ideologies, preferring
long practice and moral tradition to
utopian schemes of left or right. And
Rand is nothing if not utopian. In
Atlas Shrugged, she refers to her
libertarian valley of the blessed as
It is an attractive place, which does
not exist, and those who seek it
he movie Atlas Shrugged,
adapted from Ayn Rands 1957
novel by the same name, is a
triumph of cinematic irony. A work
that lectures us endlessly on the
moral superiority of heroic achieve-
ment is itself a model of mediocrity. In
this, the film perfectly reflects both
the novel and the mind behind it.
Rand is something of a cultural
phenomenon the author of potboil-
ers who became an ethical and politi-
cal philosopher, a libertarian heroine.
But Rands distinctive mix of expres-
sive egotism, free love and free-mar-
ket metallurgy does not hold up very
well on the screen. The emotional
center of the movie is the success of
high-speed rail oddly similar to a
proposal in Barack Obamas last State
of the Union address. All of the
characters are ideological puppets.
Visionary, comely capitalists are as-
saulted by sniveling government
planners, smirking lobbyists, nagging
wives, rented scientists and cynical
humanitarians. When characters be-
gin disappearing on strike against
the servility and inferiority of the
masses one does not question their
wisdom in leaving the movie.
None of the characters expresses a
hint of sympathetic human emotion
which is precisely the point. Rands
novels are vehicles for a system of
thought known as Objectivism. Rand
developed this philosophy at the
length of Tolstoy, with the intellectual
pretensions of Hegel, but it can be
summarized on a napkin. Reason is
everything. Religion is a fraud. Self-
ishness is a virtue. Altruismis a crime
against human excellence. Self-sacri-
fice is weakness. Weakness is con-
temptible. The Objectivist ethics, in
essence, said Rand, hold that man
exists for his own sake, that the
pursuit of his own happiness is his
highest moral purpose, that he must
not sacrifice himself to others, nor
sacrifice others to himself.
If Objectivism seems familiar, it is
because most people know it under
another name: adolescence. Many of
us experienced a few unfortunate
years of invincible self-involvement,
testing moral boundaries and prone
to stormy egotism and hero worship.
Usually one grows out of it, eventually
discovering that the quality of our
lives is tied to the benefit of others.
Rands achievement was to turn a
phase into a philosophy, as attractive
as an outbreak of acne.
The appeal of Ayn Rand to conser-
vatives is both considerable and inex-
plicable. Modern conservatism was
nified Field Theory of 2012,
Axiom One: The more the Re-
publicans can make the 2012
election like 2010, the better their
chances of winning.
The 2010 Democratic shellacking
had the distinction of being the most
ideological election in 30 years. It was
driven by one central argument in its
several parts: the size and reach of
government, spending and debt, and,
most fundamentally, the nature of the
American social contract. 2010 was a
referendum on the Obama experi-
ment in hyper-liberalism. It lost re-
Of course, presidential elections
are not arguments in the abstract but
arguments with a face. Hence, Axiom
Two: The less attention the Republi-
can candidate draws to him/herself,
the better the chances of winning. To
the extent that 2012 is about ideas,
about the case for smaller govern-
ment, Republicans have a decided
edge. If its a referendum on the
fitness and soundness of the Republi-
can candidate advantage Obama.
Which suggests Axiom Three: No
baggage and no need for flash. Having
tried charisma in 2008, the electorate
is not looking for a thrill up the leg in
2012. Its looking for solid, stable,
sober and, above all, not scary.
Given these Euclidean truths,
heres the early line. (Remember: This
is analysis, not advocacy.)
Long shots
Michele Bachmann: Tea Party fa-
vorite. Appeals to Palinites. Could do
well in Iowa. Hard to see how she
makes her way through the rest of the
primary thicket. A strong showing in
debates and a respectable finish
would increase her national stature
for 2016. But for now: 20-1 to win the
Donald Trump: Hes not a candi-
date, hes a spectacle. Hes also not a
conservative. With a wink and a
smile, Muhammad Ali showed that
self-promoting obnoxiousness could
be charming. Trump shows that it can
be merely vulgar. A provocateur and a
clown, the Republicans Al Sharpton.
The Lions have a better chance of
winning the Super Bowl.
The major candidates
Mitt Romney: Serious guy. Already
vetted. Tons of private- and public-
sector executive experience. If not for
one thing, hed be the prohibitive
front-runner. Unfortunately, the one
thing is a big thing: Massachusettss
Romneycare. For an election in which
the main issue is excessive govern-
ment (see Axiom One), thats a huge
liability. Every sentient Republican
has been trying to figure out how to
explain it away. Ive heard no reports
of any success. Romney is Secretariat
at Belmont, but ridden by Minnesota
Fats. He goes out at 5-1.
Newt Gingrich: Smart guy. A foun-
tain of ideas. No, a Vesuvius of ideas.
Some brilliance, lots of lava. Architect
of a historic Republican victory in
1994. Rocky speakership. Unfortu-
nate personal baggage. 12-1.
Haley Barbour: Successful gover-
nor. Experienced Washington hand.
Abundant charm. Baggage: Years of
lobbying, unforced errors on civil
rights, early neo-isolationist devia-
tions. Rarely without a comeback,
however. 7-1.
Tim Pawlenty: Formerly, unassum-
ing, unprepossessing, solid two-term
Minnesota governor. Currently,
mouse that roars. Up-tempo style,
middle-of-the-road conservative con-
tent. Apparently baggageless. Could
be the last man standing. 5-1.
Mitch Daniels: Highly successful
governor. Budget guru. Delightful
dullness satisfies all axioms (see
above). Foreign policy unknown, as-
suming he has one. Alienated some
conservatives with his call for a truce
on i.e., deferring social issues. If
he runs, 6-1.
Likely not running
Mike Huckabee: Has a good life
hosting a popular TV show, making
money, building his dream house in
Florida. Hed be crazy to run. Doesnt
look crazy to me.
Sarah Palin: Same deal. Showed
her power in 2010 as kingmaker and
opinion shaper. Must know (I think)
she has little chance at the nomina-
tion and none in the general election.
Why risk it, and the inevitable dimin-
ishment defeat would bring?
Even less likely to run the
2016 bench
A remarkable class of young up-
and-comers includes Paul Ryan, Chris
Christie, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley.
All impressive, all new to the national
stage, all with bright futures. 2012,
however, is too early except possi-
bly for Ryan, who last week became
de facto leader of the Republican
Party. For months, he will be going
head-to-head with President Obama
on the budget, which is a surrogate
for the central issue of 2012: the
proper role of government. If Ryan
acquits himself well, by summers end
he could emerge as a formidable
One problem: Ryan has zero incli-
nation to run. Wants to continue what
hes doing right now. Would have to be
drafted. That would require persua-
sion. Can anyone rustle up a posse?
Anti-Gaddafi protesters march in Benghazi last month under the former Libyan flag.
Excerpts fromThe Posts opinion blog, updated daily at
Obamas misstep
on drones in Libya
Drone attacks have become an addictive
tool of U.S. national security policy, as
illustrated by Thursdays unfortunate an-
nouncement that President Obama has
authorized their use in Libya.
Armed with Hellfire missiles, the Preda-
tor drone is a tool for assassination from
10,000 feet. It has been used by the CIA,
with a paper-thin veneer of deniability, to
attack al-Qaeda operatives and related
targets in the tribal areas of Pakistan, where
other weapons do not reach. One would like
to think thats a special case, born of the
extreme threat posed on Sept. 11, 2001, and
the remoteness of the tribal areas where the
attackers are hiding.
But now we have Defense Secretary
Robert Gates, accompanied by Gen. James
Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, stating at a news conference
that Obama has approved the use of armed
Predators over Libya and, indeed, that
the first mission was launched Thursday
but aborted because of bad weather.
They did not state what targets the
Predator had been assigned to strike. But
surely its likely that the goal was to kill
Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi or other
members of his inner circle.
My quick reaction, as a journalist who
has chronicled the growing use of drones, is
that this extension to the Libyan theater is a
mistake. It brings a weapon that has
become for many Muslims a symbol of the
arrogance of U.S. power into a theater next
door to the Egyptian and Tunisian revolu-
tions, the most promising events in a
generation. It projects American power in
the most negative possible way.
I wrote late last year that the problem
with Predators is that they provide too easy
an answer to political and military prob-
lems. The Saudis asked for them last year to
go after Yemenis they didnt like; the Turks
use them (looking over our shoulders) to
target Kurdish extremists in Iraqi Kurdis-
tan. And now the United States will use
them to beef up a stalemated NATO
campaign in Libya, on behalf of a rebel
army that may well include Islamic radicals
who, under other circumstances, might
themselves have been targets of Predator
Not a good idea, Mr. President. And a
rare error of judgment by Secretary Gates. I
hope its not too late for this mistake to be
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Obituaries Madelyn Pugh Davis, 94,
helped define the TV sitcom as the co-writer of
every episode of I Love Lucy. B8
Its quiz time! Check out the
latest batch of questions and put
your D.C. smarts to the test, if you
Firemen recall blaze
Two of five firefighters injured this
month trying to douse a blaze at
a house in Northeast Washington
recount their experiences at a
news conference. B3
Bone marrow registry drive
Odiney Brown, left, the mother of a girl
who died of leukemia, leads an effort
at Howard University as part of her
campaign to raise awareness of the
need for black donors. B5
What a waste:
The forlorn television armoire
he ultimate grown-up purchase
for many of us had to be the
television armoire.
Bye-bye, warping pressboard; hello,
solid hardwood. So chic to worship that
mondo 36-inch RCA, Nintendo 64 and
VCR in its own humongous tabernacle.
So very turn of the century.
And today?
So very landfill.
Wide flat-screen televisions that sit
atop a simple stand or mount on the
wall have taken over. And as the last of
the fat, analog, cathode-ray tubes
croak, along with other aging
electronica, America is facing a
growing crisis of excess and obsolete
machines and cabinetry.
This particular trend in technology
and fashion is helping fill landfills with
about 3 million tons of e-waste
televisions, old computers, dead
phones and roughly 10 million tons
of discarded furniture each year,
according to the Environmental
Protection Agency.
And despite the greening of cars,
makeup, clothing and pet food, the
piles of big-ticket trash are growing
bigger every year.
On Friday, Earth Day, we can get all
proud and smug about our aluminum
water bottles and recycling bins, but
the increasing size and turnover of
homes, sofas, cars, computers and
phones make us guilty of much more
cataclysmic environmental crimes.
Thats big-picture stuff, but now lets
take it back down to the streets, where
you ll see a pickled oak TV armoire
with a FREE sign on the curb.
All day, all night, over the weekend,
through a rainstorm it stands, free and
unwanted. Dogs pee on it. Someone
stuffs garbage inside of it.
Dead, said Joel Applebaum, owner
of a used-furniture store. TV armoires
are dead, dead, dead.
He gets e-mails every day from folks
begging him to take their cherry, oak,
pine and mahogany behemoths for his
Consignment Furniture Gallery store in
But I paid thousands for it, they tell
I ll pass, he tells them.
A few years ago, we did really well
with them. But now, there are a million
of them on the market, and no one
knows what to do with them,
Applebaum told me.
He made a rare exception for an
especially posh one presented to him
recently, made by the legendary
dvorak continued on B4
Stimulating scholarship
Acclaimed professors sexuality course inspires beyond text
Fight over
set to land
in court
Union wants to force Leggett
to abide by arbitration ruling
ethics law
Costco deal
could be
in jeopardy
Most on County Council
balking at $4 million subsidy
in economic downturn
tudents walked into Deborah
Stearnss classroomat Montgom-
ery College one recent day to find
the query WHAT IS LOVE?
scrawledontheboardand, beside
it, a projected YouTube video of the 90s
hit club song of the same name.
They were in for an engaging after-
noon. Stearns, 43, earnedthehonor Mary-
landProfessor of theYear inNovember for
a distinctive brand of teaching, alternate-
ly rigorous, inspirational andplayful. And
this was her signature course: human
We think, happiness, love, she said,
addressing a class of 16 community col-
legestudents ranginginagefromyounger
than 20 to older than 60. But love is not
always happiness. You could argue that
love is really an addiction. Thats really
cynical, isnt it? . . . Shakespeare wouldnot
have writtenabout this.
Some people imagine community col-
lege as the fifth year of high school or as a
colorless compendiumof career training.
But Stearnss courses sound more like the
offerings of a liberal arts school. Her suc-
cess provides a reminder of the breadthof
the community college mission, which
encompasses everything from automo-
tive technology and landscaping to phi-
losophy andwomens studies.
To me, this is just the first two years of
college, Stearns, a psychology professor,
said. It shouldbethesameas thefirst two
years of college anywhere.
Stearns taught at the University of
Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, the
University of Chicago, and Georgetown
and George Washington universities be-
professor continued on B6
Two years ago, long before Republican
Scott Walker used the Wisconsin gover-
norship to launch a national fight over
public employee unions, Montgomery
County Executive Isiah Leggett won a
startling victory in the union-friendly
countys collective-bargaining process.
A county labor umpire, appointed
with the blessing of local union officials,
essentially ruled that Montgomerys
binding arbitration process wasnt actu-
ally binding.
But after wielding the ruling to extract
wage concessions in a bad budget year,
Leggett (D) agreed with spooked union
leaders that the decision should be
forgotten. The parties agree that they
will neither cite nor attempt to rely on
the vacated decision in any way, they
wrote in a joint agreement.
Now, however, the exercise in legal
make-believe is unraveling in the after-
math of two years of fiscal pain in the
wealthy Maryland county and across the
On Friday, Montgomerys fight over
collective bargaining is set to land in
court, an unpredictable venue where the
outcome could have a profound impact
on the way the county negotiates with
employees and crafts multibillion-dollar
Leaders of the countys main govern-
ment employees union sued Leggett last
month, seeking to force him to abide by
the results of the countys binding arbi-
tration process, which he disregarded in
union continued on B6
Former Prince Georges County Coun-
cil member Thomas E. Dernoga has
jokingly referred to himself as Robin
He said the track at High Point High
School was resurfaced with $125,000 he
got from a couple of developers, and the
bookshelves at the Deerfield Elementary
School library were restocked with
$20,000 he got from another.
The contributions to various groups
which totaled about $1 million during
his eight years inoffice were Dernogas
way of getting developers to help im-
prove the communities where they did
business, he said.
But his behavior has been criticized
and prompted Maryland legislators to
pass an ethics bill that would ban Prince
Georges council members from asking
anyone who is seeking legislation or
approvals to provide anything of mone-
tary value.
In order to clean up our reputation,
we have to be proactive, said Sen.
Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince Georges), a
former County Council member, who
sponsored the bill. Even if in your heart
you think you are helping the communi-
ty, there cant be a nexus between project
approval and delivering a financial bene-
fit to a group.
The ethics legislation, which was
signed into law April 12, also bans
county-issued credit cards for council
members and prohibits elected officials
from soliciting builders to hire someone
dernoga continued on B5
A plan spearheaded by Montgomery
County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) to
bring a Costco to Wheaton could be in
jeopardy, with a majority of County
Council members saying they will not
support a $4 million subsidy as an incen-
tive for the retail giant.
In July, Costco and Westfield Wheaton
mall reachedanagreement toopena new
store by early 2012 an announcement
that sparked hope among some in the
local business community who thought
the big-box retailer would attract thou-
sands of newshoppers to an older area of
the county that has struggled economi-
As part of the deal, Montgomery offi-
cials agreed to give the malls owners
$4 million over two years toward the
$39 million construction costs. There
was opposition on the council, but the
main hitch in the deal appeared to be
neighborhood concerns about plans to
build a Costco gas station on the site.
But council support is eroding. Five of
the nine council members said they do
not support the deal. A report on the
issue first appeared in the Washington
Three members of the previous coun-
cil who opposedthe subsidy the first time
around are finding allies in two council
members elected in November. Craig
Rice (D-Upcounty) and Hans Riemer
(D-At Large) say they cannot support
such a lucrative public subsidy at a time
costco continued on B6
Deborah Stearns, who was named professor of the year, says the life experiences of
her students at Montgomery College make for richer observations on relationships.
American University junior Matt Zappala is hit with a whipped cream pie Thursday during a
fundraiser held by the universitys Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter. The fraternitys third annual pie
event raised $475 for Save-A-Childs Heart, an Israeli-based international humanitarian project
whose mission is to improve the quality of cardiac care for children from developing countries.
This wont hurt a bit
Strides in hiring reform
Obama administration efforts to fix the
federal hiring process are making
progress. The Federal Diary, B4
Economys impact on giving
A government-wide charitable giving
campaign fell just short last year of
matching records set in 2009. B4
Wal-Mart, put it in writing
Dozens of people staged a rally, asking the
chain for concessions that would support
D.C. workers and small businesses. B6
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Of faith and culture
Managing faith and college life
Q: Faith and spirituality are such a part of my
identity, but not many of my friends share my
beliefs. Many are very vocally atheists and so
often I sense that they react to my Christian
faith with something like, Really? But I
thought you were smart!
I often hear offhand jokes or comments that
blast Christians and/or the religious right. I
have no desire to challenge their beliefs, but I
also feel like I should be able to confront such
comments without being considered a
brainwashed religious nut.
Any suggestions? How really do we begin to
openly converse about our faiths (or lack
thereof ) when the rhetoric is so angry?
McGarvey: Unfortunately, thats a common
problem Ive heard from religiously observant
students from across the faith spectrum.
While campuses often see themselves as
bastions of openness, sometimes that openness
doesnt extend to people of faith. Ive found that
trying to argue faith can be like trying to argue
about your own skin . . . Its yours; its personal;
its a part of you.
I would argue that its important to find
people/community on campus who dont judge
you as stupid because of your faith. They exist
on nearly every campus I know of. Hang in
Q: I am interested in learning about other
religions, especially since I was raised in a non-
religious family. One problem I observe is when
I attend gatherings of students in religious
groups, I feel like I am a budding novice and
everyone there is an expert.
I am not saying I am not usually made to
feel welcome, but I would suggest some groups
offer introductory sessions explaining their
McGarvey: Its good to hear you at least feel
welcome. Sometimes a little background is
helpful, though. We published this Overly
simplistic and all-too-brief guide to world
Ive found that a lot of religious groups are
more than willing to share who they are if you
Q: Im wondering if youve found a
resurgence of interest in todays college
students in devotional practices or saints.
I have friends who are college-age, and Ive
been surprised and interested that even those
who no longer self-identify as religious or
Catholic might pray to a favorite saint in a time
of need.
McGarvey: I think there are many young
people out there who werent raised in any
particular tradition who are grabbing
whatever seems relevant to their lives. Some of
the devotional practices I would include in
Older generations might have abandoned
them, but some younger people look at those
practices and dont associate it with the same
baggage older generations do, so they pick it up
for themselves.
Campus Overload blogger Jenna Johnson and Bill McGarvey, who has written
extensively on the intersection of faith and culture, discussed issues of faith on
todays college campuses during a live chat with PostLocal.comreaders
More on adoption
by gay couples
davidmswyahoocom: What a joke to deny
good, solid, loving homes to the hundreds of
childreninneedof same just because the couple
is gay.
BasicInstinct: If youdont want homosexuals
to adopt, thenheterosexuals shouldSTOP
lyn3: Amaleandafemalerolemodel arewhat is
best for raisingchildreninacivil society!
Thereforetwomales shouldnot beadopting
children! Caseclosed!
janeway1: Equal rights for those born gay
are right behind the wall we are about to
knock over. Twenty years fromnow, people
will look back on these things as the stupidity
they are, just like denying property ownership
to black families or not allowing women to
FairfaxKris: AlthoughImnever surprised
withoutcomes suchas this, I have so muchhope
that our state will get it right one of these days.
knewsreply: My wife andI have beenmarried
over 40 years, but this all startedwhenwe watch
our parents showlove andrespect for eachother.
Plus, I think my wife andI get along better
together because of this example of our parents.
Imsorry that everyone doesnt have parents
that set goodexamples.
nmoses: Why do youhave a problemwith
what other people do whenit has zero impact on
your life?
jayramage: Its far, far better to have kids stay
intemporary foster homes or institutional group
homes (whichIve workedinwhenI was ingrad
school, so I knowof what I speak) thanto have
themadoptedinto caring environments with
two people of the same sex. After all, what will
their friends at school say?
Rapvox : The wonderful thing about America
andits diversity is that if youdont like the laws
inVirginia, youare free to move to another state
more to your liking.
We are all for diversity, right? So if youare
homosexual andwishto adopt, go finda state
that has laws allowing that.
Readers responded to a story
reporting that a Virginia board voted
to continue a practice some argue
allows faith-based organizations in
the state to discriminate regarding
adoptions. Proposed regulations
would have added protections on the
basis of sexual orientation, gender,
age, religion, political beliefs,
disability and family status.
Things to do
From quiet time to bongos, where to go
Q: Any votes for cool, underratedbars inD.C. that
arent as crowdedas they shouldbe?
Imgoing out to dinner alone tonight inD.C. at 5,
andafterward8-ishmaybe Idlike to wander
over to a decent bar andreadfor a couple of hours
before taking the RedLine home.
Are there any cool, laid-back bars aroundwith
friendly bartenders where I have a goodshot at
grabbing at stool at 8 p.m. ona Thursday? Location
isnt terribly important.
Jess Righthand: I personally adore TabardInn,
andof course Kramerbooks is goodfor sitting down
witha goodread, evenif it does tendto drawa fair
amount of people.
Q: My friendandI are looking to do brunchon
Sunday andlive inFalls Church. Any goodplace
aroundthere were we coulddress semi-nice andget
some goodfoodanda fewcocktails?
LavanyaRamanathan: My mindgoes
immediately to Rustico inBallstonhello, ricotta
doughnuts. (Its not necessarily a cocktails sort of
spot; beer is the thing to drink at Rustico.)
But I have to warnyou, unless this is anofficial
Easter brunch, Sunday is Easter, andits going to be
insane pretty muchanywhere.
Q: I want to plana funday onSaturday for our son
andhis girlfriend(both15). We were thinking of an
event, festival, museumor activity of some kindand
Amy Orndorff: Imchanneling my inner 15-year-
oldhere . . . looking for something cool, someplace
where chances are lowthat someone I knowwould
see me withmy parents andI couldwalk aroundat
my ownpace withmy SO.
Howabout spending the day inBaltimore? Check
out the funky Visionary Art Museum, explore the
Sports Legends Museum, thenget pizza at Pub Dog
at Federal Hill.
If the weather forecast improves, youcanendthe
day at the Os game.
Q: This is a weirdquestion, but is there anywhere
to go inD.C. to hear bongo playing?
Righthand: Youhave more options thanyou
might think: Bossa andGrill FromIpanema host
SouthAmericanbands a fair amount, where there
couldvery well be some bongo action.
Also, Twins Jazz hosts jazz musicians fromall over
the world, so youhave a shot there. This Saturday,
check out Origem, a Brazilianband, at the African
Art Museum.
I dont knowthat Origemdefinitely has bongos,
but I wouldsay theres a goodchance.
Post staffers answered reader questions about solo saloons, Virginia brunch, a day
out with teens and more during a live chat Thursday on PostLocal.com.
Mike DeBonis
Excerpts from
Barry remembers Schaefer
WilliamDonaldSchaefer, titanof Baltimoreand
Marylandpolitics, diedMonday. His dominanceof
onecitys political lifeover threedecades is hardto
overstateandperhaps hardtorelatetounless
youlivedinMarionBarrys Washington.
I calledBarry onWednesday to discuss his
contemporary; they were mayors together from
1979 until 1987. Schaefers final two terms
overlappedwithBarrys first two.
He was a bright guy, Barry said. People just
misunderstoodhima lot.
Like many, many others, Barry recognized
Schaefers transformationof Baltimores Inner
Harbor into a retail andentertainment
destinationas his most lasting achievement. But
he recalledthat it was also a direct inspirationfor
one of his ownsignature development initiatives.
Barry saidhe met withSchaefer andJames
Rouse, developer of Harborplace, early inhis
mayoralty to talk about waterfront development
opportunities. The District hadlittle authority
over its waterfront at that point, withthe federal
government infirmcontrol of most shoreline.
But partnering withdeveloper HerbMiller,
Barry was able toremake a portionof the old
Georgetowndocks intoWashingtonHarbour a
retail-and-office project smaller thanHarborplace
but a big winfor the city at the time.
I got that idea mostly . . . fromour
discussions withSchaefer, Barry said.
Barry sharedanother memory involving
Schaefer fromhis time out of public office. About
a decade ago, Barry was working as bond
rainmaker for the M.R. Beal investment house.
He approachedthen-state Treasurer RichardN.
Dixonabout drumming upsome Marylandstate
business, whichwouldhave to pass throughthe
states Boardof Public Works, whichthen-
Comptroller Schaefer sat on.
He said, If your company is not locatedin
Maryland, not only amI going to have a problem,
but DonSchaefer is going to have a problemwith
it. He pridedhimself onkeeping as muchmoney
inside Marylandas possible, Barry said.
Contrary to what we do inthe District.
Barry andSchaefer have somethingelse in
common, of course: Bothfoundit extremely
difficult towalkaway frompolitics. Barry ranin
2004for the D.C. Council, six years after leaving
the mayoralty. Schaefer ranfor comptroller in
1998, three years after leavingGovernment House.
He was indefatigable. Whatever age he was,
he was still going, Barry said. He andI bothsee
public service as our ministry.
Mike DeBonis is away. His next columnwill
appear inSundays paper.
Football follies
Redskins tickets cant give em away
Wacker wrote: My husbands mom was on
the waiting list for 37 years before she got the
chance to step up and buy season tickets about
11 years ago. We paid for themevery year, and
she maintained control over them.
When she passed away about eight years ago,
we received them after consulting the rest of the
family. We attended the home games the first
three years and gave up releasing the tickets
back to the Redskins.
We gave up for the same reasons you cited:
the traffic getting in and out of FedEx Field
from Reston on any given Sunday was
horrendous. We took to leaving the game in the
third quarter to try to beat the traffic and had
to miss the final scores.
The cost of the season passes, the parking
passes, the food and the beers became so
exorbitant that we mathematically figured out it
was a couple of thousand dollars a year savings
to simply stay home and watch it on our high-
def TV. Less stressful, too!
The last time I had tickets in the end zone I
could barely give them away. No one wanted to
go! We ended up giving themto a
disadvantaged youth (a high school
quarterback) and his dad.
Robert McCartneys column about a Bethesda family that recently gave up its
Redskins football season tickets, which it held for 40years to buy Capitals
hockey tickets instead prompted a slewof comments and this e-mailed
response fromreader WinslowWacker of Reston.
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Injured firefighters recall blaze
5 hurt in incident
in Northeast as back of
burning house gave way
cleaning up the property by the
end of the weekend. It could take
much longer for some of the
affected businesses to reopen.
Justin Jouvenal
Two wounded in
Northwest shooting
An unidentified gunman rid-
ing in a car near the U Street
corridor in Northwest Washing-
ton opened fire Thursday after-
noon, wounding two people, ac-
cording to police anda D.C. Coun-
cil member.
The shooting took place about
2:40p.m. at 14thandVstreets.
Council member Jim Graham
(D-Ward 1), who said he was
briefed by police, said authorities
are investigating whether the
shooting stemmed from a rivalry
between gangs.
One victim was shot in the
ankle, said officer Tisha Gant, a
police spokeswoman. A second
victim also was wounded, but the
extent of that persons injuries
were not clear. Bothwere takento
a hospital.
Theola Labbe-DeBose
Baker gets 2 picks
for cabinet confirmed
Prince Georges County Execu-
tive Rushern L. Baker III has won
confirmation of his first two cabi-
net nominees.
The County Council unani-
mously approved Stephanye
Redd Maxwell as director of hu-
man resources and Brian Moe as
director of homeland security.
Baker (D) said earlier that he had
taken extra care with the vetting
process, which caused him to
move more slowly than he had
hoped on nominations for top
These individuals are the type
of individuals who will help
Prince Georges County live up to
its true calling and true great-
ness, Baker said.
Until recently, Moe was Mary-
landdeputy secretary of state and
served as the governors state-
wide liaison for fire, rescue and
emergency management. He is a
former state delegate who served
in the House leadership in the
General Assembly, andpreviously
was a firefighter.
Maxwell, a lawyer, most recent-
ly was deputy court administra-
tor for the Circuit Court for Prince
Georges and previously served as
the countys deputy human re-
sources director.
Maxwell will be paid $151,411 a
year. Moes salary will be
$140,000 a year.
Miranda S. Spivack
Possible connections
in carjacking cases
Montgomery County police are
investigating whether an at-
tempted carjacking Tuesday in
Silver Spring is related to two
earlier ones in the county.
The latest incident occurred
about 5:25 a.m. Tuesday. In a
news release, Montgomery police
said two men pulled a person out
of a vehicle in the 8500 block of
16thStreet inSilver Spring. Police
said the victim reached back into
the vehicle to retrieve a cell-
phone, and the two men ran to a
darkgray Dodge Charger that was
waiting nearby. They fled the
scene, police said.
Police said the suspects in that
incident might also be involved
in a carjacking Monday in the
5300 block of Friendship Boule-
vard in Chevy Chase and an
April 9 carjacking in the 7900
block of Georgia Avenue in Sil-
ver Spring. In those cases, the
suspects got away with a white
2004 four-door Infiniti FX35
with District tag DJ3785 and
with a black 2010 four-door Audi
A4 with Maryland tag 6FW N44,
police said.
The Audi is a rental vehicle
with the words courtesy car on
the license plate bracket, police
Anyone with information is
asked to call the robbery section
at 240-773-5100, police said.
Matt Zapotosky
D.C. firefighter Theodore
Douglas remembers hearing the
call crackle over the radio just
after 12:30 a.m.: single-family
home, heavy fire in the rear.
Within minutes, Douglas and
his crew were at the wood-frame
house in Northeast Washington.
As thick smoke filled the air, some
firefighters swung their axes to
break windows. Others put up
Douglas was among those who
went inside. They were ready to
tackle the blaze. But a fire is un-
predictable, evento those who are
trained to tame them.
We were preparing to hit the
flames, he said. Thats when the
back of the house collapsed, and
all the heat andflames got pushed
back on us.
Douglas, whose ears were
burned, was among five firefight-
ers injuredinthe April 8blaze. On
Thursday, he recounted the expe-
rience during a news conference
at Washington Hospital Center,
the first time any of the injured
firefighters have spoken publicly
about the incident.
Douglas appeared with anoth-
er injured fireman, Warren
Deavers, and Marion Jordan, the
doctor who leads the hospitals
Burn Center. The firefighters said
they received excellent care from
the doctors, nurses and support
staff and were eager to get back to
Deavers, whowas burnedalong
the back of his arm, spent three
days at the hospital. Abandage on
his upper left arm that poked out
fromhis short-sleeveshirt was the
only outward sign of his injury.
The most seriously injuredfire-
fighter, Charles Chucky Ryan,
suffered burns to roughly 30 per-
cent of his body and has had three
surgeries, Jordan said. Ryan, who
is also the chief of the volunteer
Riverdale Fire Department, re-
mains hospitalized and is slated
for more surgery but is progress-
ing well, Jordan said.
Officials said firefighter Robert
Alvarado had been released from
the hospital and was recovering.
Firefighter Ramon Hounshell,
who required skin grafts, was do-
ing well, too, and left the hospital
The injured firemen have expe-
rienced an outpouring of support
from fellow firefighters and oth-
ers across the region, said Jason
Woods, director of the D.C. Fire-
fighters Burn Foundation. People
have brought meals and donated
blood. A group even went to one
injuredfirefighters house to mow
his lawn.
Officials said the cause of the
fire, at an abandoned home in the
800 block of 48th Place Northeast
in the Deanwood neighborhood,
has not been determined.
Havingseveral firefighters hurt
in a single incident rattled the
entire department. Fire Chief
Kenneth B. Ellerbe, who visited
the injured, said there is also a
separate investigation into how
the firefighters were injured.
Were going to be very deliber-
ate, very cautious and take as
muchtime as we needtoget tothe
bottomof what occurred, Ellerbe
Jordan said doctors can often
tell by the nature of the injuries
which firefighters were closest to
the flames. He said the hospital
would assist the fire department
in its investigations.
The Burn Center, on the third
and fourth floors of the main hos-
pital, is the only speciality treat-
ment burn unit for adults in the
Washingtonregionand sees near-
ly 700 patients a year, some from
as far away as Virginia. Staff mem-
bers and the firefighting commu-
nity have forged a tight bond.
On Thursday, Douglas and
Deavers said little about their
trauma. But Ellerbe said the ef-
fects of that night linger.
As minimal as they may have
made it seem, this is not just your
everyday occurrence, and it re-
quires a tremendous amount of
skill . . . tobe able tosurvive some-
thing like this, Ellerbe said. Now
its going totake some time toheal
physically and mentally.
Firefighter Warren Deavers, center, speaks as comrade Theodore Douglas looks on. Also present were
Marion Jordan and Janis Orlowski of the Washington Hospital Center and Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.
Lawsuit filed after
Georgetown flooding
A $5 million class-action law-
suit has been filed against the
managers of Georgetowns Wash-
ington Harbour after the flood
there that swamped restaurants,
shops and a parking garage.
District-based law firm Mason
LLP brought the suit on behalf of
Charles Holcomb, a bartender at
Farmers & Fishers, and any other
business, retailer or worker that
lost money.
Lawyer George Mason said
some Harbour workers have ex-
pressed interest in the lawsuit,
but none of the hard-hit restau-
rants have signed on.
The suit accuses MRP Realty of
negligence for failing to raise
floodgates that are normally put
in place when flooding is expect-
edonthe Potomac River. Tento 12
feet of water gushed into some
ground-level businesses Monday,
according to fire officials.
MRP Realty officials declined
to comment on the lawsuit. In a
statement released Wednesday,
MRP said it expected to finish
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Former driver ordered
to relinquish license
after 2008 accident
A D.C. judge ordered a Metro
employee to submit to regular
drug testing and relinquish his
drivers license Thursday after a
D.C. grand jury indicted the for-
mer bus driver in a 2008 accident
that left a California man dead.
Judge Lynn Leibovitz ordered
Ronald W. Taylor of Seat Pleasant
released on his own recognizance
but demanded that Taylor, 40, not
drive after the grandjury indicted
him on one count of negligent
homicide in the death of Bartlett
M. Tabor, 55, of Alamo, Calif.
Taylor was driving a Metrobus
west on Virginia Avenue NW
about 8:15 p.m. Sept. 26, 2008,
when the bus struck a minivan
taxicab traveling south on 19th
Street. The cab spun into the
intersection before it came to a
stop. Tabor was one of four pas-
sengers in the cab. There were no
passengers on Taylors bus.
After hitting the cab, Taylors
bus continued through the inter-
section, jumped a grassy area and
landed on the grounds of the
Federal Reserve Building at Vir-
ginia Avenue and C Street, ac-
cording to police accounts.
Taylor had joined Metro six
months before the accident. In-
vestigators have been looking
into the crash for nearly three
years, interviewing witnesses. A
grand jury returned the indict-
ment Thursday, and U.S. mar-
shals arrested Taylor at the Chev-
erly Station.
At the time of the accident,
Metro thought Taylor had run a
red light before the crash and
fired him in October 2008. But a
labor arbitrator disagreed, saying
that a witness account was not
credible and that he should re-
turn to work.
Metro reinstated Taylor as a
station manager in June, placing
himin a nonsensitive safety job,
agency officials said at the time.
At the hearing Thursday, Tay-
lor, his wrists andankles shackled
and standing next to his court-ap-
pointed lawyer, John Carney,
pleaded with the judge not to
revoke his driving privileges, say-
ing he needed his license to drive
for his job.
But Assistant U.S. Attorney Mi-
chael Truscott was unmoved. He
killed somebody while he was
driving a Metrobus, he said. Lei-
bovitz agreedwiththeprosecutor.
Before the hearing, Metro
spokesman Steven Taubenkibel
said Taylor was on leave without
Leibovitz set a follow-up hear-
ing for June 29 and a trial date of
Oct. 17.
The homicide charge wasnt
the first arrest for Taylor. In 1992,
he was charged with a misde-
meanor count of possession of an
unregistered gun and ammuni-
tion. Ayear later, a jury foundhim
not guilty.
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body; Robert Alvarado has been released fromthe hospital; and Ramon Hounshell required skin grafts.
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At campaign time, workers
have to watch their decorations
Government reminds
employees to nix
campaign paraphernalia
Withthe 2012 presidential race
heating up, federal workers are
being reminded to keep cam-
paign paraphernalia out of the
office and not to draw halos or
horns around the head of Presi-
dent Obama.
The Hatch Act prohibits gov-
ernment employees from engag-
ing in political activity while on
the job or using government vehi-
cles. The U.S. Office of Special
Counsel, which enforces the law,
regularly updates its official guid-
ance onthe lawaround campaign
The office this month pub-
lisheda reminder that any official
campaign photos or fliers of
Obama or Republican presiden-
tial candidates are prohibited
around the office.
Because President Obama is a
candidate for reelection, the
Hatch Act prohibits an employee
from displaying his photograph
in the federal workplace, accord-
ing to the OSC memo.
But the memo said federal
offices may continue to display-
the official government-issued
photo portraits of Obama and
Vice President Biden and any
government-issued photos of the
president conducting official
business. The photos must be
displayed in a traditional size
and manner and shouldnt be
Prohibited alterations include
the addition of halos or horns,
the memo said.
Pictures distributed by
Obamas presidential campaign,
the Democratic National Com-
mittee or its campaignarm, Orga-
nizing for America, are off-limits
even if they depict the president
performing an official act, ac-
cording to the memo. The same
goes for images of Obama doing
something official that are down-
loaded from the Internet or cut
out of newspapers.
But the memo said federal
workers may keep photos of pres-
idential candidates in their office
if it was on display in advance of
the electionseason, the worker is
in the photograph with the candi-
date and if its a personal photo
taken at a non-political event.
Hatch Act violations are rare,
but occurred at least three times
during the 2008 campaign sea-
son, according to OSC. In the first
case, a Bureau of Engraving and
Printing employee forwarded
several partisan e-mails to her
subordinates, including two mes-
sages that sought political contri-
butions. The Merit Systems Pro-
tection Board, which reviews fed-
eral ethics violations, ordered the
employee removed from her job.
In the second case, an Internal
Revenue Service employee sent
an e-mail soliciting contributions
to Obamas 2008 campaign to
about four dozen recipients while
on duty at her government office.
MSPB ordered the worker sus-
pended for 120 days.
Last month, a Veterans Affairs
doctor from Arizona learned hes
losing his job for e-mailing an
invitation for a 2008 campaign
fundraiser for Sen. John McCain
(R-Ariz.) to co-workers and sub-
ordinates while on duty. Accord-
ing to OSC, he also forwarded an
e-mail fromanArizona state trea-
surer candidate to a colleague
just two days before he was
scheduled to speak with OSC
investigators about the first inci-
The doctor, John Bagdade, said
in an interview that he was never
informed of the Hatch Act and its
penalties during his VA new em-
ployee orientation session. OSC
and VA officials would not com-
ment on the case.
Charitable giving campaign falls short
In the wake of a slumping
economy, a government-wide
charitable giving campaign fell
just short last year of matching
records set in 2009.
The Combined Federal Cam-
paign, considered the largest
workplace giving campaign in
the world, collected $281.5 mil-
lion in 2010 fromfederal civilian,
military and postal employees,
down from the record $282.6
million collected in 2009.
Last years CFC included 209
giving regions across the United
States and overseas, benefiting
about 25,000 charities, accord-
ing to the Office of Personnel
Regions with the largest per-
centage increases in giving in-
cluded Washington state, a re-
gion including parts of Kentucky,
Indiana and Tennessee and a
region in South Carolina.
Now in its 50th year, the CFC
giving season runs from Septem-
ber through mid-December.
Workers may select from thou-
sands of charities and nonprofit
organizations that meet strict
accountability and eligibility
standards. OPM said federal em-
ployees have donated about $7
billion through the program
since it began in 1961.
Making a few strides on hiring reform
bama administration
efforts to fix the federal
hiring process are making
progress, according to those
inside and outside of
government, but no one claims
the job is done.
The latest undertaking in that
massive effort is a pilot online
assessment program, cleverly
called the Assess Pilot, that the
Office of Personnel Management
says will provide applicants an
opportunity to demonstrate that
they actually have the abilities
necessary for a particular job.
Too bad they cant apply that to
members of Congress.
If the wording of the OPMfact
sheet indicates that applicants
didnt have to demonstrate their
abilities previously, then the
hiring process may have been in
worse shape than we realized.
Under the pilot program,
rather than asking an applicant
howgood they are at solving
problems, they will be presented
a challenge and asked to solve it.
Sounds good. Not visionary,
but good.
Actually, the OPMinformation
might understate the significance
of this program. And its
important to remember that the
hiring process was so messed up
before President Obama ordered
it fixed last year that even steps
that seemelementary can lead to
significant improvements.
When it comes to speeding up
the notoriously slowhiring
process, one of the key elements
of Assess number four of six
bullets on the fact sheet says
the result of an applicants
assessment can be used by more
than one agency:
So, for example, if an
applicant applied for a GS-9
accountant position at one
agency that used Assess, and
then applied for a GS-9
accountant position at another
agency that used Assess, they
would not need to retake the
That should speed up the
process. To make it even faster,
the applicant should be able to
apply to just one place for jobs
that are common among
agencies. This notion of a
common list has been floating
around the OPMfor years, and it
has been used to a limited extent.
For certain positions, such as
budget analyst, the OPMdoes use
a shared registry, but Angela
Bailey, deputy associate OPM
director for recruitment and
diversity, said officials need to
make sure there is a demand
among the agencies for that kind
of programbefore it is
Some agencies like to have
more control over the application
process than a shared registry
would allow, added Robert
Shriver, the OPMs senior policy
Although its a pilot program,
the particular agencies using
Assess could give it a big boost
toward gaining government-wide
acceptance, if it is a success.
According to the last bullet on
the fact sheet, the agencies
include the OPM, which
obviously has some influence in
federal personnel matters, and
the Executive Office of the
President, whose influence
should be obvious.
The departments of Defense,
Veterans Affairs and Health and
Human Services are in the pilot.
Together, they employ about half
the federal workforce, not
including the Postal Service. This
pilot clearly isnt limited to small
agencies where it could be
Overall, the hiring reform
effort has resulted in a drop in
the time it takes to hire federal
workers froman average of 131 in
2009 to 105 days last year, Bailey
We knowwere making really
good progress when it comes to
time to hire, she said.
Union runoff election
The runoff election to select a
union to represent
transportation security officers
has been set for May 23 to June
21, according to the campaigning
labor organizations. The results
will be tallied June 23.
Arunoff is necessary because
neither the National Treasury
Employees Union nor the
American Federation of
Government Employees won a
majority of votes in the first
election period, which closed
In that race, AFGE came in
first, with 8,369 votes to NTEUs
8,095, out of a total of 19,587,
including 12 contested ballots.
The no union option, selected
by 3,111 voters, will not be
available on the runoff ballot.
Eighty-four percent of the
workers who voted chose union
representation. About 43,000
employees were eligible to vote.
The four-week runoff is two
weeks shorter than the original
election period. Some union
officials said they thought that
the six-week period may have
contributed to a turnout that was
lower than it could have been by
dampening any sense of urgency
among the electorate.
The runoff will be conducted
electronically, by telephone and
online, as was the first vote.
Joe Davidson
Finding facts, etc.
Al Kamen says details are coming
out on that hush-hush Senate
delegation in China. A shopping
mecca and a gambling mecca are
involved. In the Loop, A16
Energy fraud task force
With gas pump prices soaring and
the election approaching, the
White House on Thursday unveiled
a federal group to probe potential
fraud in the energy markets. A16
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TV armoires, once so very sought-after, are now so very landfill
Stickley furniture maker.
It was certainly worth
thousands and was a beautiful,
gorgeous piece, he said.
It sat on his showroom floor.
And sat. And sat.
I finally got $195 for it,
Applebaum lamented.
Ha! You dont need his help,
you think. Go it alone on
Craigslist, right?
Just type in TV armoire (or
armiore, or arimore,
depending on when you
dropped out of school, I guess),
and you ll see sad tales of
forsaken armoires, along with
the regrets of their owners.
For example: Gorgeous.
Cherry TV amoire in very good
condition, original cost $1200,
now $100 obo.
Sure, they start out that high
and hear nothing.
Then, they ll try again, this
time throwing in that fat, old TV
as a sly bonus, thus saving the
dump fee, as few charities will
dvorak from B1 take analog TVs.
Toshiba 27 inch TV, said the
owner of a solid-oak gem.
Speaking of charities, how
about you just give the armoire
away and write it off your taxes
if its not moving online?
Not so fast.
Some places, such as Wider
Circle in Silver Spring, wont
accept them. Most of its clients
live in small apartments and
need things a little more basic
than a factory-distressed, rustic
pine entertainment center.
Our household joined the
flat-screen nation last year,
when the visiting father-in-law
was frustrated by our primitive
television and decided to gift us
with a new, wide, flat one.
We gave away the old one, but
the teak, cagelike Balinese
armoire was another matter.
We dragged it out onto the
front porch the night before a
multifamily yard sale last
I was nervous someone would
steal it overnight and wasnt
sure whether to leave the lights
on or off. I kept waking up to
check whether it was still there.
All night and, as it turned
out, all day long, folks passed by
At the end of the sale, a guy
gave me $35 for it, saying he
could use it as a birdcage. He
said hed come by later and pick
it up.
Almost a year later, its still
My new plan is to move it out
back and make it a toy and tool
shed. Reincarnation is the TV
armoires last hope.
They were dead before, and
now theyre dead again, said
the guy at Miss Pixies
Furnishings and Whatnot in the
District, which sold one this
past year, a whimsical, country-
quirky one. Some people use
them for linens.
Jim Colville of Dulles Office
Furniture said he has one in the
back room that has been sitting
for ages. No one wants it, he
But at home, he uses one to
house his immense library of
photo albums.
In fact, entire businesses have
grown from retooling these
dinosaurs into something more
The Refinishing Touch
Armoire Conversion in Georgia
is one of scores of businesses
that specialize in helping the
folks stuck with thousands of
these monsters hotels with
an On-Site Armoire
Modification program.
They helped Marriotts,
Fairmonts and others chop the
old cabinets into a sleeker
platform for the new televisions.
At home, folks have found
ways to convert them into bars,
aquariums, office centers, play
kitchens or even now this is
innovative into clothing
Cant wait to see what we ll be
doing with all these flat screens
in 10 years.
With a fewexceptions, federal workers cant display photos like this one fromObamas 2008 campaign.
Rather than
asking an
applicant how
good they are
at solving
problems, they
will be
presented a
challenge and
asked to solve
OPM, on the pilot program
The Magazine
The Paparazzi of D.C.
With more
stars lobbying
Capitol Hill,
is sprouting
its own crop
of celebrity
Sunday Style
The 24/7 royal wedding watch: Cant get enough
pre-event buildup to Will and Kates big day? Heres a
viewing guide for the royal wedding obsessed.
Whos #1? A look at which players most likely top
the Redskins wish list as Draft Night approaches.
A moving play, literally: Hows this for new
theater the audience is in the play, wandering
from room to room, from fantasy to fright, from a
staring goat to a surprising kiss.
The future of Dish: With massive changes
sweeping through the communications industry, the
Dish Network is betting big that its going to emerge
as a major player.
Some stories may not run due to breaking news.
Using grief over death to aid others
Girls mother leads
bone marrow donor
drive at Howard U.
When Odiney Brown first
heard the news on April 21, 2010,
it seemed unfathomable: The
persistent cough and fever that
had plagued her daughter for
several weeks were not symp-
toms of the flu or a virus. They
were signs of acute myelogenous
leukemia, a conditionthat is rare-
ly diagnosed in children.
From that moment, the race to
find a cure for her daughter,
Shannon Tavarez, began. For
nearly sevenmonths, Browntried
anythingchemotherapy, abone
marrow donor drive and an un-
usual transfusion that might
save her daughters life.
But at each turn, Brown found
a dearth of blacks and Latinos
who were on the central bone
marrowdonor registry runby the
National MarrowDonor Program
in Minneapolis. The chances of a
donor match were slim, even for
Shannon, 11, whose plight gar-
nered extra attention because she
was a performer in The Lion
King on Broadway. Shannon
died from her illness in Novem-
On Thursday, exactly a year
after her daughter received her
diagnosis, Brown returned to her
alma mater, Howard University,
to raise awareness and conduct a
bone marrow drive as a way of
adding more African Americans
to the registry. Because the tissue
types used for matching patients
with donors are inherited, pa-
tients are most likely to find a
match within their racial or eth-
nic heritage. That Shannonwas of
black and Latino background
made the chances of finding a
match more difficult.
Shannons illness caught us
completely off guard, Brown, 39,
said as she encouraged Howard
students to sign up for the regis-
try. What we found last year was
that there just wasnt the aware-
ness in our community as there
could have been, and I think that
has really impacted the number
of available black and Latino po-
tential donors.
Black patients who need a
bone marrow transplant have an
estimated 66 percent likelihood
of having a donor on the Be the
Match registry maintained by the
National Marrow Donor Pro-
gram, the worlds largest single
registry. The chances for a white
patient are 93 percent. Latinos
and Asians have a nearly 75 per-
cent chance of finding a match.
Black patients also have a
harder time finding donors be-
cause those whose ancestors mi-
grated from Africa are 50 percent
more genetically diverse than
those with European Ameri-
can heritage, according to a re-
port done by the National Mar-
rowDonor Program.
There are more than 9 million
potential donors on the NMDP
registry, but only 650,000
about 7 percent are black.
Several other organizations na-
tionally and across the globe run
registries, which account for an-
other 7.5 million potential do-
Maintaining a large and di-
verse registry is important be-
cause most patients about 70
percent do not have a matching
donor within their families and
depend on these large registries
to find a match outside of their
Brown started a foundation,
Shannons S.H.A.R.E., to raise
awareness, organize recruitment
of potential bone marrow donors
and help families with sick chil-
dren pay for daily expenses. The
last thing that you think about
sometimes when you have a sick
child is keeping up with the bills,
said Brown, who graduated from
Howard in 1994.
Officials for the National Mar-
row Donor Program said that,
generally, the issue of bone mar-
rowtransplants receives too little
attentioninthe blackcommunity.
Whites have a better chance of
survival because they join the
registry in higher numbers than
we do, said Juliette Williams, an
account executive for the organi-
zation who helped sign up stu-
dents Thursday. Donors only
need to swab the inside of their
cheeks in four places.
A lot of people think its pain-
ful, you have to give blood or that
theres some kind of marrowtest,
said Williams, who added that 51
people signed up for the registry
at Howard on Thursday.
Brown hopes that in addition
to its other goals, the foundation
can honor her daughter.
We just wanted to do some-
thing that honored her strength,
the strength she showed while
she was going through her ill-
ness, Brown said. Even when
she was in the hospital, she
thought about the other children
a lot, and she wanted to make
sure that they were okay.
Student Ariel Benny swabs the inside of her mouth with the help of alumna Odiney Brown, who organized a bone marrowdonor registration
drive at Howard University. Browns daughter died of leukemia at 11. She hopes to raise awareness of the need for black donors.
who is connected to the officials.
The measure comes as federal
authorities continue a corruption
and bribery investigation in the
Some representatives for de-
velopers, who spoke onthe condi-
tion of anonymity because they
have projects pending in the
county or plan to do more busi-
ness there, said they think it is
inappropriate to be asked for
money while seeking approval on
a project.
The solicitations came in pri-
vate, and if the developers raised
questions, their projects were
delayed, they said.
It seemed like by not playing
the game, we were suffering,
said a representative for one
An attorney for other develop-
ers said his clients often felt
Dernoga, who left office in
November, said he never held up
a project because a developer had
declined his requests for a dona-
If you dont want to contrib-
ute, Im not going to hold it
against your project, he said. I ll
treat your project fairly. But dont
come look to me for favors.
He continued: Most of the
people want a favor. They want
more density. They want more
parking. They all want some-
thing. They seem to think they
are entitled. You say you want the
county to do you a favor that
might be good for the county, but
it is also going to make youa lot of
money. But are you willing to
support local needs?
He said he never crossed any
ethical or legal boundaries and
never used the money for him-
self. But as rumors swirl about
Dernogas interaction with devel-
opers and about whether he is a
target of the federal probe, he
said he has replayed the discus-
sions in his mind. I always
phrased the question: Would you
consider? he said.
dernoga from B1
As a result, he said, he keeps
coming back to the same conclu-
sion: The only reason there are
any complaints is because devel-
opers are not used to contribut-
ing to the public good.
A drop in the bucket
Moments before the Prince
Georges council was to vote in
2007 on a site plan for a project
that property owner Joe Lasick
had a little piece of, Dernoga
pulled him and three others in-
volved into a hallway.
Lasick said Dernoga told them
that the measure wouldnt pass
that day unless the group gave
$200,000 for county schools.
Dernoga said during a recent
interview that he had asked for
$100,000 and that he wasnt
holding the site plan hostage.
I became unglued and said,
You cant do this to me. Lasick
said. I was shocked. I never
thought he would say this to my
Dernoga said he had asked for
the donation fromthe developers
before the plans were even filed.
He moved forward with ap-
proval of the site planbut told the
builders he would revisit the
issue of the donation before the
project received the revitaliza-
tion tax credit it needed. The
developers did not make the do-
You have these people making
millions, and all this density and
all the traffic [wed] absorb on
Route 1. You mean to tell me you
have nothing to help out our
schools? Dernoga said. I found
it greedy on the part of the
property owners.
Dernoga said that project
would have cost the main devel-
opers $120 million and that
$100,000 would have been a
drop in the bucket, he said.
Lasicks deal to sell his College
Park property for $4 million fell
apart, he said. By the time the
project got all of its approvals, the
economy crashed.
Everything was taking so long
to do, I couldnt figure it out,
Lasick said.
Lasick said Dernoga, who un-
successfully ran for states attor-
ney last year, was not trying to
promote goodwill but was trying
to further his career.
Help for schools
Dernoga regularly presented
checks at back-to-school nights
and other programs in his Laurel
district. Community and school
leaders have called the donations
Dernoga money.
Dernoga said he had no crite-
ria for who got the funds.
He met with PTA and school
leaders to find out what they
needed, in addition to volunteer
fire stations and other groups.
Thomas J. Tucker, principal at
Deerfield Run Elementary
School, said the arts-heavy
school, which serves a number of
at-risk students, used its dona-
tion to sponsor field trips, includ-
ing one to the University of Mary-
land. The students also partici-
pated in a mock freshman orien-
tation, and the school brought
artists in to talk to students.
This money afforded us to do
this without having to scramble
for money, trying to have a fund-
raiser, not trying to nickel-and-
dime it, Tucker said. These de-
velopers come in, and they dont
want to do right by the schools.
They should be building schools.
They give a little bit of money to
pacify things.
Builders pay a surcharge to the
county for each house they build
to help offset the additional
strain on schools and emergency
Dwight H. Merriam, a lawyer
and an expert on land-use issues,
said there are better ways to
achieve what Dernoga wants: de-
veloper agreements or communi-
ty benefit agreements. Peterss
bill makes an exception by allow-
ing developers to give contribu-
tions if the money is brought up
during a public hearing and deals
with adequate public facilities or
community benefit require-
Merriam said that developer
agreements involve transparency
and community involvement. If
you have an informal process,
where is the certainty that they
will get the process approved?
he asked. If its a binding agree-
ment, then the developer and the
community can be assured that
they will get what they want.
Dernoga money prompts Pr. Georges law
Former Prince Georges council member Thomas Dernoga said he
wanted developers to help communities where they did business.
Police catch 3 teens
a day after escape
Search continues for
fourth youth who left
S.C. detention center
Police on Thursday captured
three of the four District youths
who escaped from a detention
center in South Carolina on
Wednesday evening. The youths
were caught in the area near the
The fourth, who was still on
the run Thursday afternoon, had
been sent to the center for a
murder charge, said D.C. Council
member JimGraham(D- Ward1),
who oversees the citys Depart-
ment of YouthRehabilitationSer-
All four are between 17 and 19
years old, he said.
The 60-bed Palmetto Summer-
ville Behavioral Center in Sum-
merville, S.C., is a placement
facility for DYRS. It offers treat-
ment programs for teens with
sexually aggressive behavior, sub-
stance abuse problems and other
behavioral issues.
One of the teens who was
recaptured had escaped fromtwo
other facilities, Graham said.
Another was sent to the center
for a destruction of property
charge and the third for reckless
driving, he said. It was unclear
why those two were placed in the
South Carolina facility.
Officials declined to say how
the teens escaped or how three
were caught.
The four fled Palmetto about
6:15 p.m. Wednesday. There were
no reports of injuries to staff or
residents of the facility.
Police in the Summerville area
are searching for the remaining
The escape came two days
after a District teenager beat a
guard and ran from the New
Beginnings secure youth deten-
tion facility in Laurel. Police are
still searching for Treyvon Cortez
Carey, 18.
In response to that escape,
overnight staffing at the facility
was increased.
Tasha Williams, chairwoman
of the union that represents cor-
rectional officers at New Begin-
nings, said she is meeting with
DYRS InterimDirector Neil Stan-
ley on Friday to present a list of
additional security upgrades offi-
cers think necessary to keep offi-
cers and residents safe.
WhenCarey escapedfromNew
Beginnings on Monday, he
popped the lock on his dorm
door, beat an officer, stole the
guards key card and used it seven
times to open doors to escape,
authorities say. He then took a
nearby ladder and scaled a fence.
Grahamsaid Tuesday that nine
cameras, which he said should
have been actively monitored in a
control room, captured the as-
sault and escape.
A warrant was filed Tuesday
charging him as an adult with
assault on a police officer, accord-
ing to D.C. police spokeswoman
Gwendolyn Crump.
Staff writer Justin Jouvenal
contributed to this report.
Body in river
confirmed as
that of teen
Autopsy ends search
for N.C. student who
vanished fromBaltimore
The search for missing honors
student Phylicia Barnes came to a
heartbreaking end Thursday, af-
ter an autopsy determined that a
body pulled from the Susquehan-
na River on Wednesday was that
of the North Carolina teen who
vanished from Baltimore in De-
Two law enforcement sources
said the autopsy determined that
the body was Barness; State Po-
lice later confirmed the finding.
An apparent tattoo on the
body, which was found in the
waterway that splits Harford and
Cecil counties about 40 miles
northeast of Baltimore, looked to
match a tattoo of a rose that
Barnes, 17, had on her lower right
Barnes disappeared Dec. 28
from her half-sisters northwest
Baltimore apartment, touching
off the Baltimore Police Depart-
ments most extensive and elu-
sive missing-person search in
years. With the discovery of her
body in state waters, State Police
will now assume control of the
Messages of condolence were
flowing in by the hundreds to a
Facebook page called Pray for
Phylicia Barnes, which had near-
ly 23,000 followers.
Baltimore police have repeat-
edly gone on national television,
encouraged family members to
speak publicly and sought help
from law enforcement agencies
across the country. They put up
billboards, searched a streambed
and drained a well behind an
apartment associated with some-
one who knew the missing girl.
Authorities have not ruled out
that Barnes was the victim of a
random abduction. Detectives
have been perplexed by a lack of
physical evidence, with no one
coming forward with a credible
tip or sighting.
Barnes, who lived with her
mother in North Carolina, was
visiting her half-sister Deena
Barnes in Baltimore for Christ-
mas. The track star and honors
student had planned to graduate
early fromhighschool and attend
Towson University.
Police said they found nothing
in her background to indicate
that she would run away or
become a victim of a domestic
dispute. They said she had no
psychological or legal troubles.
She was doing what any
young person would do: visiting
her family, and she vanished
from the face of the Earth,
Detective Daniel T. Nicholson IV,
the lead homicide investigator on
the case, said in February.
Phylicia Barnes was visiting
family when she went missing.
Wake up to home delivery.
fore joining Montgomery College,
the largest community college in
Maryland, in2002.
She says she expects the same
fromher current students as from
her past charges, and she teaches
at the same rigorous pace. She
jokes that the only measurable
difference is price: Montgomery
College charges $171 a credit a
small fraction of the tuition at her
former workplaces.
I still havethestudents I would
get at University of Chicago or
Georgetown, its just that theyre
mixed in with a whole lot of other
students, she said.
Stearns grewupina professors
home: Her father, Peter Stearns, is
provost of George Mason Univer-
sity and a widely published social
historian. Hewas at theUniversity
of Chicagowhenshewas born; the
family moved to Rutgers, then to
Carnegie Mellon. She recalls
growing upinmy dads office.
Inundergraduate andgraduate
studyat Penn, theyounger Stearns
cultivatedaninterest insocial psy-
chology, a field somewhat akin to
her fathers; they co-wrote a 1994
paper onthe history of emotion.
Some of her early scholarship
dealt with morality and the bal-
professor from B1 ance of power in relationships,
particularly among same-sex cou-
ples. In recent years, Stearns has
ventured into the cultural trap-
pings of humansexuality.
Stearns believes inthe transfor-
mative power of sex education.
Students in her human sexuality
course absorb reams of scholarly
research on the role of sex in rela-
tionships, the prevalence and so-
cial acceptability of various sex
acts, and the blurry line between
sex andlove.
If some of her academic pur-
suitsseemprovocative, thatspart-
ly by design, a result of her focus
on cultural anxiety about sex. At a
conference last year, she present-
ed a paper called Gender stereo-
types at crotch level: Cultural dis-
courses about genitalia. For a re-
cent campus performance of The
Vagina Monologues, Stearns por-
the different ways women moan
during sex.
She opined on her blog that the
monologue foregrounds anxiet-
ies about the authenticity of wom-
ens sexual response, which fur-
ther undermines the degree to
which a man can be sure of his
sexual prowess, and hence, his
(The blog also betrays her pre-
dilection for sewing and beads.
For arecent class triptoanAfrican
history exhibit at the Smithsonian
with some social psychology stu-
dents, she wore a hand-sewn Afri-
Inher humansexuality class on
a recent day, Stearns led a lengthy
discussion of sex acts, gathering
opinion on the boundaries be-
tweenhealthy andunhealthy, nor-
mal and abnormal. She said her
students are often surprised, even
liberated, to learn their wildest
bedroomproclivitiesarenot really
that unusual.
Stearns says the range of age
and life experience in her class
makes for richobservations about
relationships andsexas compared
with, say, a group of 20-year-old
Swarthmore students.
One of her broader goals is to
teach students how to have suc-
cessful relationships, drawing not
oncommonwisdomor advice col-
umns but on a growing body of
scientific research. Stearns has
hadthe same partner for 22 years.
Its not whether you will have
conflict, its how you manage it,
she told the group one afternoon
during the discussion of love. If
you look at Gottman, she said,
alluding to marriage researcher
John Gottman, the central point
is, dont escalate the fight. Dont
make things worse.
Ed Ginsberg, 62, of Rockville,
enrolled in the human sexuality
course en route to a delayed bach-
elors degree. The class has pro-
duced revelatory moments even
for a man of his years, he said,
particularly when female class-
mates have spoken frankly about
their ownsexuality.
I get awholelot of thewomans
point of view, which I didnt have
before, and its very interesting,
he said.
Stearns is demanding. She re-
calls last falls class about the psy-
chology of women: I had them
reading several articles a week,
plus a chapter from the book, in
addition to weekly journal assign-
On the Web site RateMyProfes-
sors.com, one student writes ad-
miringly of her demanding course
work though for those who
struggle withcollege-level writing
or distractions at home, Stearns
breaks down assignments into
manageable parts.
Theyre working two jobs, and
they have family responsibilities,
she said, but I still want to give
them the best education they can
Her class is provocative, but thats the point
Stearns, shown on a museumfield trip, says a community college education should be the same as the first two years of college anywhere.
Council support eroding
for Wheaton Costco deal
when officials might be forced to
make deep cuts in services. The
county has beenseeking to close a
budget gap of about $300 million
for next fiscal year.
We need the money for more
urgent needs, Riemer said. I
think Westfield has a very profit-
able mall that will be even more
profitable if Costco comes.
The deal is scheduled for a vote
in the Planning, Housing and
Economic Development Commit-
tee on Monday as part of a pack-
age of measures tied to the coun-
tys economic development fund.
It will then go to the full council
for a vote.
Were not [Westfields] cash
cow, said council member Marc
Elrich(D-At Large), who fromthe
beginning has opposed the
$4 million subsidy, which would
be paid in installments of $2 mil-
lion over two years. This repre-
sents a real choice. Either $2 mil-
lion goes here, or $2 million goes
somewhere else. Given the cuts
were facing, there are more im-
portant places to put the money.
Council President Valerie Er-
vin (D-Silver Spring) and council
member Phil Andrews (D-Gaith-
ersburg-Rockville) also said Tues-
day that they would not vote for
the deal. Council member Roger
Berliner (D-Potomac-Bethesda)
said he is still considering the
issue. Council member Nancy Na-
varro (D-Eastern County) could
not be reached for comment.
Members of the Leggett ad-
ministration said Tuesday that
such a move would be unprece-
We do not believe that a ma-
jority of council members are
willing to jeopardize future job
creation in Montgomery County
by voting against the Westfield
agreement, said Steven A. Silver-
man, director of the countys De-
partment of Economic Develop-
ment. Theyre risking the repu-
tationof the county by going after
costco from B1 this transaction.
Nancy Floreen (D-At Large)
one of two council members who
have said they would vote for the
subsidy agreed, saying she
thinks the matter has been set-
If we were to revisit this, it
would mean that you cant count
onMontgomery toupholda deal,
she said. I appreciate that new
council members might raise
questions and ask questions, but
they have to understand the deci-
sion that was made before they
If the deal were to be approved,
it would not be the first time the
county has offered Westfield fi-
nancial support to attract a ten-
ant. In 2005, Montgomery offi-
cials contributed $6 million to
help build a parking garage as
part of aneffort to bring Macys to
the mall.
Council member George L.
Leventhal (D-At Large), who sup-
ports the measure, said he under-
stands that a subsidy to a private
company might be a bitter pill to
swallow but added that the
public needs to understand its
whats necessary to attract jobs
and investment to the county.
Leggett has touted the project
as a way tobring jobs andrevenue
tothe easternportionof the coun-
ty. County officials say rebuilding
the former Hechts department
store space, which has been va-
cant since 2006, to accommodate
Costco and other retailers would
bring up to 300 construction jobs
and 475 retail jobs to the area at a
time when such jobs are scarce.
Costco officials said it is a cor-
porate policy not to comment on
specific markets. Westfield
spokeswoman Katy Dickey said
the mall operator has no reason
to think that the project will not
go forward.
Theres anagreement inplace,
and the expectation is that the
county will follow through, she
Battle over benefits in Montgomery heads to court
proposing his $4.35 billion bud-
get. Although mediators had
ruled for the unions, Leggett
proposed cutting health and pen-
sion benefits anyway.
The legal dispute has raised
questions in Montgomery that
echo broader national fights over
the legal rights of unions and the
fiscal responsibilities of local gov-
ernments. Among them: Do
Montgomerys collective bargain-
ing laws mean anything, or can
they just be ignored?
Union leaders and some coun-
ty employees have slammed the
county executive as a Walker
wannabe and questioned Leg-
getts fitness to lead the heavily
Democratic county. He wants to
break the unions, said Rick Sulli-
van, a psychotherapist who
works for the county health de-
partment. I dont see him as a
liberal politician. Hes called lib-
eral, but . . . in my book, trying to
bust the back of the unions is not
Union attorneys struck a fight-
ing tone in their legal filings,
calling Leggett Nixonesque and
accusing him of relying on an
ancient but disfavored (at least in
our democracy) notion that the
Executive knows what is best for
his subjects and can ignore the
law as he sees fit.
union from B1 Attorneys for the Municipal
and County Government Em-
ployees Organization say Leggett
has arrogantly deprived the
union of its proper role in deter-
mining the ultimate economic
fate of the 7,500 members it
The union wants the court to
force Leggett to recommend a
budget that reflects the contract
provisions it won during binding
Inaninterview, Leggett saidhe
supports collective bargaining
and has for years taken steps to
improve county finances for the
benefit of residents as well as
I believe in collective bargain-
ing. I believe in the rights of
unions. Ive fought for that re-
peatedly, he said. I just believe,
given where we are today, we
have to make adjustments in the
compensation the county pro-
vides. All were doing is defend-
ing ourselves, pure and simple.
. . . I didnt ask to go to court.
In court filings, county attor-
neys have argued that it would be
irresponsible, not to mention un-
constitutional, to require Leggett
to recommend a budget he op-
How can it be just for a court
to compel the elected executive
representing the interest of near-
ly 1 million residents to recom-
mend that the council approve a
budget that the executive does
not believe is in the public inter-
est? county attorneys asked in
legal filings.
County attorneys said there is
a conflict between the county
charter, which is treated as Mont-
gomerys constitution, and the
lawthat set up collective bargain-
ing. In such a conflict, the charter
trumps, they said. Under the
charter, Leggett has virtually
unchecked authority to propose
the budget he sees fit, they ar-
gued. The only exception is that
his budget has to be consistent
with the countys six-year capital
improvements program. They
also made the broader argument
that proposing a budget is a
legislative function that cant
be delegated to an arbitrator.
Earlier this year, with Mont-
gomery facing a $300 million
shortfall and the county and the
union at an impasse, a county
labor arbitrator selected the
unions final offer. The arbitrator
said the $25 million in conces-
sions offeredby the unionandthe
unions approach to limiting
long-term health-care and retire-
ment costs were more reasonable
than the countys final proposal.
According to county law, what-
ever the arbitrator chooses be-
comes the final agreement be-
tween the county executive and
the union, and any provision
which requires action in the
county budget must be included
in the budget sent to the County
Council by the county executive.
The council has the final word.
Last month, Leggett sent a
budget to the council that he said
reflected his best effort to deal
with the countys long-termfiscal
On the same day, Leggetts
county attorney also sent a letter
to the leader of the county fire-
fighters union.
It was a dispute over firefight-
ers raises that led the labor
relations administrator, Andrew
Strongin, to make the 2009 ruling
in favor of Leggett. Strongin was
sharply criticized by the firefight-
ers and was not reappointed.
In an interview last year, Leg-
gett said: I never wanted the
opinion in the first place. . . . Im
not one who wants to see an
unnecessarily strong position
from the county executive that
would trump, in all cases, the
collective-bargaining process.
Now, the issue is coming before
a judge with a different union.
But the arguments are similar.
The fact that the ruling was
vacated does not diminish the
strength or correctness of the
underlying argument, the coun-
ty attorney wrote in the letter.
Protesters target
Wal-Marts plans
At D.C. rally, calls for
chain to agree in writing
to slew of concessions
About 50 protestors rallied
outside of Wal-Marts Washing-
ton offices Thursday afternoon
to ask that the chain agree to
certain concessions before it
opens its first stores in the Dis-
Standing on the sidewalk on
Eighth Street NW, near Gallery
Place, members of unions, com-
munity groups, churches and
job-training organizations called
on the company to agree in
writing to a slew of requests,
including that it pay all workers
at its D.C. stores at least $12.50
per hour; hire D.C. residents for
75 percent of the 1,200 jobs it
expects to create; and finance
transportation improvements
and other benefits.
The Rev. Howard Finley, assis-
tant pastor of Florida Avenue
Baptist Church, told those gath-
ered that the chain should com-
mit to a community benefits
package that would support the
citys workers and small busi-
nesses. Last year, Wal-Mart an-
nounced four sites at which it
would like to open its first D.C.
If you believe what you say is
true, then you can put it in
writing, Finley said.
The company says the stores
will offer competitive wages and
opportunities for advancement
to workers, as well as fresh
groceries and other goods at low
prices to shoppers, while gener-
ating tax revenue for the District.
Unfortunately, some of the
louder voices in this discussion
just dont represent the majority
opinion of D.C. residents, com-
pany spokesman Steven Restivo
said in an e-mail.
Finley and other leaders be-
hind the campaign, called Re-
spect D.C., entered the office
buildings lobby to deliver their
requests to Wal-Mart but were
turned away by security.
They plan to mail the letter
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Kendall-Jackson vintner cultivated
Americans taste for chardonnay
Jess Jackson, 81, a self-made
billionaire who built his fortune
promoting California chardon-
nays from his Kendall-Jackson
winery, died April 21 at his home
in Geyserville, Calif. He had com-
plications fromcancer.
Mr. Jackson transformed what
began in 1974 as an 80-acre pear
and walnut farm in Lake County,
Calif., into a vine-covered empire
with properties in Chile, Austra-
lia, Italy and France.
In California alone, he owned
14,000 grape-growing acres, in-
cluding vineyards in Napa, Men-
docino and Sonoma counties. His
company produces more than
5 million cases of wine a year, and
the Kendall-Jackson label is one
of the most popular brands in the
United States.
For Mr. Jackson, who spent 35
years as a real estate lawyer inSan
Francisco and before that was a
lumberjack, candymaker, gro-
cery-bagger and police officer
grapes served as the bedrock of
his success.
According to Forbes magazine,
Mr. Jacksons wine business made
himone of the 400 richest Ameri-
cans, with a net worth exceeding
$1.8 billion last year.
Armed with his fortune, Mr.
Jackson became a prominent
thoroughbredowner andbreeder.
He was the majority owner of
Horse of the Year winners Curlin
and Rachel Alexandra, both of
which won the Triple Crown se-
ries Preakness Stakes.
Under Mr. Jacksons ownership,
Curlin became the first North
American-based horse to win
$10 million in purses, and in 2009
Rachel Alexandra became the first
filly to win the Preakness in 85
Mr. Jackson first sold wine un-
der the Kendall-Jackson name in
1982, with an emphasis on char-
donnays. He is creditedwithhelp-
ing familiarize American palates
to the crisp and citrusy white
But his loveaffair withthechar-
donnay grape began by accident.
In the early 1980s, one batch of
wine did not complete fermenta-
tion, an error that caused the
bottles to be filled with more sug-
ar than usual.
Unable to fix the problem, Mr.
Jackson sold the chardonnay any-
way. The result was his award-
winning 1982 Kendall-Jackson
Vintners Reserve.
All 18,000 cases sold out, and
the slightly sweet and fruity wine
firmly established the Kendall-
Jackson reputation. Today, Kend-
all-Jackson Vintners Reserve
Chardonnay is the top-selling
chardonnay in America.
As demand for his wines began
to grow, Mr. Jackson bought large
swaths of land in Californias
coastal belt and planted more
grapes. In economic downturns,
he bought out unprofitable winer-
ies and lured reputable winemak-
ers away fromother operations.
The Kendall-Jackson company
has 35 wineries around the world.
Bottles of Mr. Jacksons wine sell
from $10 to $150 under brand
names including La Crema, Arro-
wood, Cambria, Matanzas Creek
and Freemark Abbey.
We built this company against
the odds, Mr. Jackson once told
Wine Spectator magazine. So I
cant be a pussycat. Im a hard-
nosed competitor, but I have a
compassion for what got me here
andI still have compassionfor the
little guy.
Jess Stonestreet Jackson was
born Feb. 18, 1930, in Los Angeles.
He grew up in San Francisco and
supplemented his familys income
during the Depression by selling
eggsandchickensonstreet corners.
He became interested in viti-
culture as a teenager working for
a winemaking Italian uncle, pick-
ing and crushing grapes.
Before graduating from the
University of California at Berke-
ley law school, Mr. Jackson held a
number of jobs, including as a
police officer in Berkeley.
His marriage to the former
Jane Kendall ended in divorce.
Survivors include his second wife,
Barbara Banke, and their three
children, Katie, Julia and Christo-
pher Jackson, all of Geyserville;
two children from his first mar-
riage, Jennifer Hartford and Lau-
ra Giron, both of Santa Rosa, Ca-
lif.; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Jacksons late-life foray into
thoroughbred racing was an im-
pressive coda on a long career.
In2007, his horse Curlinplaced
third in the Kentucky Derby and
nosed out Derby winner Street
Sense at the wire for the Preak-
ness victory in Baltimore.
Curlin later won the Breeders
Cup Classic, the Dubai World Cup
and the Jockey Club Gold Cup on
his way to becoming the richest
horse in U.S. history, with total
earnings of more than $10.5 mil-
lion. He was named American
Horse of the Year in 2007 and
In 2009, Mr. Jackson bought
Rachel Alexandra shortly after
the dark-bay filly won the Ken-
tucky Oaks by a record 20
lengths. In addition to her Preak-
ness win that year, she won the
Haskell Invitational Handicap,
Woodward Stakes and the title of
2009 Horse of the Year.
Mr. Jacksons two horses are
both retired, and Rachel Alexan-
dra is pregnant with a foal by
Curlin, expected in early 2012.
Jess Jackson at one of his vineyards above Santa Rosa, Calif. He had a varied career as a real estate
agent, lumberjack and police officer, among other jobs and became a prominent thoroughbred owner.
Jack E. Pulwers
Jack E. Pulwers, 86, a former
broadcasting chief for the mili-
tary who later became a De-
fense Department public affairs
official, died March 29 of con-
gestive heart failure at Inova
Fair Oaks Hospital. He was a
Falls Church resident.
Before moving to Washing-
ton in 1966, Dr. Pulwers was the
news director for WABC Radio
in New York City. From 1966 to
1982, he was the chief of broad-
casting for the Armed Forces
Radio and Television Service.
He was a public affairs officer
for the Defense Department
from 1982 to 1989.
During retirement, he
helped write a history of mili-
tary public affairs for the Army.
Jack Edward Pulwers, a na-
tive of New York City, served in
the Army during World War II.
He received a bachelors degree
in 1948 and a masters degree in
1955, both in history and politi-
cal science from Louisiana
State University. In 1983, he
received a doctorate in history
from Catholic University.
Early in his career, he was a
radio announcer in Baton
Rouge and a public affairs di-
rector for a radio station in
Detroit. He was one of the first
journalists to interview the
Beatles during their first trip to
the United States in 1964.
In the mid-1970s, Dr. Pulw-
ers was an associate professor
and English department chair-
man at Bowie State University,
where he helped establish a
journalism department.
He wrote several books on
the military and journalism,
including The Press of Battle:
The GI Reporter and the Ameri-
can People.
In 2006, Dr. Pulwers re-
ceived the Catholic University
Alumni Achievement Award.
He was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion and the Knights of
His marriages to Mary Ann
Montgomery Pulwers and Ethel
Owens Pulwers ended in di-
vorce. A son from his second
marriage , David Pulwers, died
in 2010.
Survivors include his wife of
22 years, Florence Prisaznick
Pulwers of Fairfax County; two
children from his first mar-
riage, Marilyn Pulwers-Smith
of Lafayette, La., and John R.
Pulwers of Spotsylvania; three
children from his second mar-
riage, Jack E. Pulwers Jr., of
Jacksonville, Fla., Abbe Pulwers
of Lynchburg, Va., Ann Pulw-
ers-Johnson of Dothan, Ala.;
eight stepchildren, George Con-
lon of Marshall, Va., Christina
Carter, Therese Conlon and
Clare Conlon of Fairfax County,
Peter Conlon of Covington, Va.,
Paul Conlon of Stafford, Patrick
Conlon of Gilbert, Ariz., and
Gerard Conlon of Alexandria; a
sister, Ruth M. Krulfeld of Ar-
lington County; 23 grandchil-
dren; and eight great-grand-
Lauren Wiseman
Juan D. Atalig
Juan D. Atalig, 64, who
worked for the Metropolitan
Police Department for 24 years
before retiring as a traffic offi-
cer in 1995, died March 22 at
Inova Fairfax Hospital after a
heart attack. He was a Lorton
Juan Duenas Atalig was a
native of Rota, an island in the
Northern Marianas. He served
in the Army in Vietnam in the
late 1960s and retired from the
reserve in 1991 with the rank of
His decorations included the
Bronze Star and the Army Com-
mendation Medal.
His first marriage, to Patri-
cia Ross, ended in divorce. His
second wife, Sharon Trout, died
in 2000.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter from his first marriage,
Juanita Atalig-Taylor of Lorton;
three sisters, Maria Lizama of
Guam, Salomae Mandiola of
Fort Rucker, Ala., and Agnes
Naputi of Lorton; and one
Megan Buerger
Paul R. Kulp
Paul R. Kulp, 81, who was
head of administration and fi-
nance at Washingtons National
Airport for the U.S. Department
of Transportation, died March
10 at Renaissance Gardens at
Greenspring Village, a nursing
facility in Springfield. He had
metastatic cancer.
Mr. Kulp worked at the air-
port from from 1978 until he
retired in 1988. Earlier in his
career, he was an economist for
the Department of Agriculture,
from 1956 to 1973. During the
mid-1970s, he sold commercial
real estate and managed an
import-export company.
Paul Richard Kulp, a native
of Pottstown, Pa., was a 1951
agriculture graduate of Penn-
sylvania State University. In
1960, he received a masters
degree in economics from
American University. He served
in the Army from 1952 to 1955.
Mr. Kulp was an Annandale
resident from 1963 until 2010
and was a founding member of
Providence Presbyterian
Church in Fairfax County,
where he served as an elder. He
earned a master gardener certi-
ficationfromthe Virginia Coop-
erative Extension at Virginia
Tech and was a volunteer at the
National Arboretum.
He was a Mason and a
member of George Mason Uni-
versitys lifelong learning pro-
Survivors include his wife of
49 years, Ann Zimmerman
Kulp of Springfield; two chil-
dren, Karen Grumbles of Ar-
lington County and David Kulp
of Ashfield, Mass.; a brother; a
sister; and four grandchildren.
Lauren Wiseman
Mary S. Day
Mary S. Day, 98, who with
her husband operated dining
rooms in Washington hotels
and residential complexes, died
April 10 at Carriage Hill, a
nursing home in Bethesda. She
had dementia.
During the 1940s, 50s and
60s, Mrs. Day and her husband
operated the dining rooms at
several Washington hotels, in-
cluding the Windsor Park Hotel
at Dupont Circle. They also
owned Eastern Buffet, a restau-
rant on Capitol Hill, during the
early 1940s.
From 1966 until 1978, they
ran the dining room at the
Westchester, a Washington co-
op complex.
Mary Sheptak was born in
Saskatchewan, Canada, and
grew up in Shamokin, Pa. She
moved to the Washington re-
gion in 1936 and was a Chevy
Chase resident from 1961 until
Her husband of 55 years,
Edward C. Day, died in 1988.
Three children, Bernice Day,
Michael B. Day and Nancy E.
Yorke, died in 1940, 2006 and
2007, respectively.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Doris Day Welch of Chevy
Chase; three sisters, Olga Hol-
lister of Frederick, Anna Kolody
and Dorothy Lamey, both of
Shamokin; three grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchil-
Lauren Wiseman
Alan K. Paskow
Alan K. Paskow, 71, a retired
philosophy professor at St.
Marys College of Maryland,
died April 5 at his home in
Ridge of metastatic head and
neck cancer.
Dr. Paskow worked at St.
Marys College of Maryland
from1981 to 2005. Earlier in his
career, he was a professor at the
University of Vermont, Prescott
College in Arizona and Deep
Springs College near Bishop,
He was the author of the
book The Paradoxes of Art: a
Phenomenological Investiga-
tion (2004) and wrote articles
for professional philosophical
Alan Kimmel Paskow was a
native of Elizabeth, N.J., and a
1961 philosophy graduate of
Haverford College in Pennsyl-
vania. He received a masters
degree in philosophy from
Northwestern University in
1964 and a doctorate inphiloso-
phy from Yale University in
Survivors include his wife of
44 years, Jacqueline Merriam
Paskow of Ridge, and a daugh-
ter, Linnea Paskow of Brooklyn,
Lauren Wiseman
N.Y. psychiatrist helped end definition
of homosexuality as a mental illness
Alfred M. Freedman, a promi-
nent New York psychiatrist who
in 1973, as president of the Amer-
ican Psychiatric Association,
played a key role in ending the
classificationof homosexuality as
a mental illness, died April 17 at
Mount Sinai Medical Center in
New York City.
He was 94 and died of compli-
cations from surgery to treat a
fractured hip.
In April 1972, The Washington
Post reported that the 15,000-
member American Psychiatric
Association had been taken over
by a group of young dissidents
who thought it was the APAs
responsibility to speak out on the
controversial social issues of the
day, including racism, war, and
treatment of gay men and lesbi-
Among the dissidents allies
was Dr. Freedman, a respected
authority on substance abuse
treatment who chaired the psy-
chiatry department at New York
Medical College and had co-au-
thored a widely used psychiatry
He agreed to run for president
of the association against a more
conservative opponent a mem-
ber of what Dr. Freedman called
the APAs old boys club and
eked out a surprise victory, win-
ning by three votes out of more
than 9,100.
Chief among the issues divid-
ing the APA was the associations
policy toward homosexuality,
which at the time was listed as a
perversion in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Dis-
orders II.
Activists inside and outside
the APA agitated for a policy
change, and Dr. Freedman enlist-
ed Columbia University psychia-
trist Robert Spitzer to head a task
force studying the issue. When
Spitzer proposed a resolution to
stop calling homosexuality an
illness, Dr. Freedman offered his
hearty endorsement.
On Dec. 15, 1973, the resolution
which said that homosexuali-
ty by itself does not necessarily
constitute a psychiatric disorder
was passed unanimously with
two abstentions by the APAs
board of trustees.
The board also professed sup-
port for civil rights legislation to
protect gays from discrimina-
The APAs shift made front-
page news in The Post and the
New York Times. It became a
watershed moment in the civil
rights movement for gay and
transgendered people. The Na-
tional Gay Task Force called the
move the greatest gay victory
and said that the diagnosis of
homosexuality as an illness has
been the cornerstone of oppres-
sion for a tenth of our popula-
Weve won, a task force
spokesman said at the time.
Critics requested a referen-
dum, saying that Dr. Freedman
and other board members had
sneaked through an unpopular
provision to satisfy radical gay
activists. When the referendum
was held several months later, 58
percent of the APAs members
voted to support the new policy.
Alfred Mordecai Freedman
was born Jan. 7, 1917, in Albany,
N.Y., to immigrants from Poland.
He graduated from Cornell Uni-
versity in 1937 and four years
later received a medical degree
from the University of Minneso-
He accepted an internship at
HarlemHospital in NewYork but
cut it short after Pearl Harbor to
join the Army Air Forces. He
served from 1942 to 1946 as a
laboratory officer at stateside
After the war, Dr. Freedman
began a psychiatry residency at
New Yorks Bellevue Hospital. He
joined the New York Medical
College faculty in 1960 and be-
came the first full-time chairman
of the psychiatry department. He
became emeritus professor and
chairman in 1988.
The school was based in im-
poverished East Harlemuntil the
1980s, and Dr. Freedman concen-
trated on addressing the neigh-
borhoods high levels of alcohol-
ism, drug abuse and crime. In
addition to establishing drug
treatment programs in the com-
munity and psychiatric wards at
Metropolitan Hospital, he creat-
ed a social and community psy-
chiatry division within his de-
During his 1973 term as APA
president, Dr. Freedman spoke
out against the Soviet Unions use
of psychiatric abuse of prisoners
of war. Disgusted by the Water-
gate-era break-in at the office of
Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist, Dr.
Freedman also became an advo-
cate for privacy protection and
the founding president of the
National Commission on Confi-
dentiality of Health Records.
Later in his career, he was a
vocal opponent of the death pen-
alty. With fellow psychiatrist
Abraham Halpern, he worked to
persuade the American Medical
Association to enforce an ethical
provision prohibiting doctors
from participating in executions.
Survivors include his wife of
68 years, Marcia Kohl Freedman
of New York; two sons, Paul
Freedman of Pelham, N.Y., and
Dan Freedman of Silver Spring;
and three grandchildren.
Before taking its historic vote
in 1973, the APAs board had
edited the proposed resolution
on homosexuality. Language de-
scribing homosexuality as a nor-
mal variant of human sexuality
was struck.
The board also created a new
psychiatric disorder, ego-dys-
tonic homosexuality, to describe
gays emotionally troubled by
their sexual orientation.
In 1987, the APA removed that
category from its list of mental
I Love Lucy scribe
shaped sitcom genre
Madelyn Pugh Davis, who
helpeddefinetheTVsitcomas the
co-writer of every episode of I
Love Lucy, the 1950s series that
showcased the grape-stomping,
bonbon-cramming, health-tonic-
swigging antics of a scatter-
brained housewife, died of undis-
closedcauses April 20at her home
in Los Angeles. She was 90.
A veteran writer of radio sit-
coms, Mrs. Davis became one of a
handful of women who worked in
the male-dominated medium of
network television.
She was one of the crucial peo-
ple who really helped sustain one
of the most dominant shows in
the history of television, saidRon
Simon, a curator at the New York
City-based Paley Center for Me-
In 2007, the publication Televi-
sionWeeknamedher oneof the25
most influential people who
shaped the industry, noting that
she was a principal writer on all
180 I Love Lucy episodes and 13
specials on CBS from1951 to 1961.
The program was one of the
top-three most-watched pro-
grams during its first six years on
the air and won two Emmy
Awards as best situation comedy.
Forever in syndication, I Love
Lucy made enduring household
names of Lucille Ball andher real-
life husband, Cuban-born band-
leader Desi Arnaz, as well as Vivi-
an Vance and William Frawley as
their quirky neighbors, the Mertz-
If the shows premise wasnt
particularly innovative the
wacky housewife, the irritated
husband, the oddball friends I
Love Lucy was elevated by the
anything-for-a-laugh conviction
of the four leading actors and the
irrepressible inventiveness of the
The initial writing force behind
the show included Mrs. Davis
(then known as Madelyn Pugh),
her longtime writing partner Bob
Carroll Jr. andtheir producer, Jess
Oppenheimer. Writers Bob Schill-
er and Bob Weiskopf later joined
the team.
Together theymoldedBall, who
had appeared in minor Holly-
wood dramas and comedies, into
the lovably slapstick-prone Lucy
The show was propelled by a
relentless physical humor, with
Ball in one instance battling a
giant loaf of bread that emerges
from the oven and pins her to the
wall. Other memorable sequences
featured Ball slipping and sliding
ina vat while mashing grapes and
getting very drunkwhile filming a
commercial for an alcohol-laced
patent medicine called Vitameat-
Ball often credited the shows
writers for her success, and Mrs.
Davis returned the compliment.
The great thing about Lucy,
besides her marvelous comic tal-
ent, was she would do anything
you wrote. There was never that
ego saying, I dont know. I wont
look good, Mrs. Davis told USA
Today in 2001.
Wed say, Do you mind work-
ing with animals? Do you mind
getting covered with clay? Do you
mind letting someone slap choco-
late in your face? Mrs. Davis
said. She never said no.
Mrs. Davis saidher favorite epi-
sodes included a 1952 show in
which Lucy and Ethel land jobs in
a chocolate factory, only to have
the conveyor belt kick into over-
Another episode, from 1955,
centered on Lucys mortifying en-
counter with handsome Holly-
wood actor William Holden he
accidentally sets her fake nose on
University alumni publication,
Mrs. Davis said the script called
for Ball tomovethenoseanddipit
in her teacup to extinguish the
fire. Mrs. Davis said that during
filming, in front of the audience,
she instead dipped her nose into
thecup, whichwas somuchfunni-
er. She really understood these
nuances of physical comedy that
just made it work.
Madelyn Pugh was born in In-
dianapolis on March 15, 1921. Af-
ter graduating in1942witha jour-
nalism degree from Indiana Uni-
versity, she could not find work as
a reporter and instead landed a
staff writing job at a radio station
in her home town.
Her career was soonboostedby
World War II. With menaway, she
foundherself indemandas awrit-
er andsoonwas workingfor aCBS
station in Los Angeles.
There, she teamed with Carroll
on several shows, including Its a
Great Life, starring a young Steve
Allen. By the late 1940s, they were
hired onto My Favorite Hus-
band, a CBS radio sitcomabout a
zany housewife (played by Ball)
and her strait-laced husband
(Richard Denning).
Ball brought them along to the
nascent medium of television,
where she borrowed elements of
her Husband character in I
LoveLucy. Arnazsteppedintothe
role of the husband.
I Love Lucy ran for six years
as a weekly series, but the charac-
ters appeared in other specials
and programs. Meanwhile, Mrs.
Davis and Carroll wrote the CBS
sitcom Those Whiting Girls,
whichairedfrom1955 to1957 and
starred the show-business sisters
Margaret and Barbara Whiting,
and The Mothers-in-Law, which
ranonNBCfrom1967 to 1969 and
starred Eve Arden and Kaye Bal-
Mrs. Davis andCarroll alsocon-
tributed to the story of Yours,
Mine and Ours (1968), a film
comedy starring Ball and Henry
Fonda as a widow and widower
whomarry andcare for their com-
bined 18 children.
In addition to writing and pro-
ducing other TV programs, the
writing duo also contributed
scripts to The Lucy Show (later
renamed Heres Lucy) on CBS
from 1962 to 1974 a show that
did not include Arnaz and then
Life With Lucy (1986), an ABC
folly that tried to recapture the
misadventures of the early Lucy
Mrs. Davis andCarroll co-wrote
a memoir, Laughing With Lucy:
My Life With Americas Leading
Lady of Comedy (2005).
Her first marriage, to producer
Quinn Martin, ended in divorce.
She was married to Dr. Richard
Davis, a college boyfriend, from
1964 until his death in 2009.
Survivors include a son from
her first marriage, Michael Quinn
Martin of Los Angeles; four step-
children; nine grandchildren;
and one great-grandson.
As the keeper of Lucille Balls
TV persona in the 1950s, Mrs.
Davis said she was often the first
to test some of the physical come-
dy that made the show a success.
It was upto her, inpart, as to what
made it into the shooting script.
The worst one was trying out a
unicycle, sheoncesaid. I raninto
a wall and hit my head. We decid-
ed it was too dangerous for Lucy.
Madelyn Pugh Davis, shown with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was a principal writer on all 180 I Love
Lucy episodes and 13 specials on CBS from1951 to 1961. She also wrote for other sitcoms and films.
Elisabeth Sladen
Elisabeth Sladen, a star side-
kick of the Doctor Who series
and a popular childrens show
actress, died of cancer April 19, it
was reported from London. She
was 63.
Ms. Sladen, a Liverpool native,
joined the BBC in 1973 as Doctor
Whos assistant, Sarah Jane
Smith, an investigative journal-
ist-turned-intrepid time traveler
whose onscreen energy and
tongue-in-cheek delivery eventu-
ally gave her career an unlikely
second act in her own spinoff
series, The Sarah Jane Adven-
Doctor Who centers on a time-
hopping alien known only as the
Doctor, but Ms. Sladen turned his
sidekick into a star, playing oppo-
site Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker
for 3
1/2 seasons.
She would return to the role
numerous times over the years,
and when the series was resur-
rected in 2005, she was brought
back as well as the star of her
own alien-busting TV show.
Ms. Sladen was praised for
playing the role with humor and
warmth, but she never warmed to
science fiction, telling a TV audi-
ence a couple of years agothat she
found the genre too complex.
In an admission sure to shock
Doctor Whos diehard fans, she
said she never bothered to learn
the meaning of the Tardis, the
Doctors iconic telephone box-
shaped time machine (it stands
for Time and Relative Dimen-
sions in Space.)
I only learnedthat after I left,
she said, explaining that the dra-
ma in science fiction didnt come
from the aliens or the gadgets.
Its about relationships, she
said. Its about a body of people
banding together to overcome
Jeanne Leiby
Jeanne Leiby, 46, editor of
Louisiana State Universitys liter-
ary quarterly, the Southern Re-
view, died April 19 in a traffic
accident near Baton Rouge.
State police said Ms. Leiby was
driving westbound on Interstate
10whenshe triedto change lanes,
lost control of the car and hit a
Ms. Leiby, a fiction writer and
teacher who grew up in Detroit,
was namededitor of the Southern
Review in 2008 after serving as
editor of the Florida Reviewat the
University of Central Florida.
She had also been fiction edi-
tor of the Black Warrior Review
while a graduate student at the
University of Alabama, LSU offi-
cials said.
Ms. Leibys collection of short
stories, Downriver, was pub-
lished by Carolina Wren Press in
At LSU, she was working on
plans to merge the Southern Re-
view with another literary arm of
the university, the LSU Press, a
move brought on by state budget
Mason Rudolph
Mason Rudolph, who quali-
fied for the U.S. Open at the age of
16 and was the 1959 PGA Tour
rookie of the year, died April 18 at
a hospice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He
was 76.
The Tennessee native quali-
fied for the U.S. Open in 1950 and
became the first 16-year-old to
win the USGA National Junior
Amateur Championship. He
helped the United States win the
1957 Walker Cup, and Golf World
magazine named him one of the
20th centurys top 10 best junior
boys in 1999.
He won five PGA events dur-
ing his 21-year career and played
in the 1971 Ryder Cup. He
coached Vanderbilt Universitys
golf team in 1992 before being
named the universitys director of
Fromnews services
TomBaker and Elisabeth Sladen of the 1970s-era Doctor Who. Of
the drama in science fiction, Sladen said: Its about relationships.
Sol Saks
Sol Saks, 100, a TV writer and
playwright who created the 1960s
sitcom Bewitched, died April 16
at a hospital in Sherman Oaks,
Calif. He had respiratory failure
as a result of pneumonia.
Although Mr. Saks wrote the
pilot script for Bewitched, he
never penned another episode of
the series, which was about a
witch married to a mortal. It ran
on ABC from 1964 to 1972 and
starred Elizabeth Montgomery
and, originally, Dick York.
That was it: He just sat back
and took in the royalties, said
Paul Wayne, a longtime friend
and a writer who freelanced on
Bewitched for two seasons.
In writing the pilot, Mr. Saks
said he was inspired by the mov-
ies Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
and I Married a Witch (1942).
He was pretty honest about
the fact it wasnt a particularly
original idea, Wayne said. He
came in with both of those
thoughts and wrote the pilot and
sat back and just became a mil-
lionaire on Bewitched. It was
absolutely marvelous. He was
very openabout just beinghit by a
lucky stick, so to speak.
Mr. Saks was a New York na-
tive who wrote for radio series
including Duffys Tavern and
The Adventures of Ozzie and
He moved into television in
1953 withMy Favorite Husband,
a CBS sitcom based on the radio
Mr. Saks, whohada stint inthe
1960s as a CBS executive in
charge of comedy series, also
wrote the screenplay for Walk,
Dont Run, a 1966 comedy star-
ring Cary Grant in his final film
Gerard Smith
Gerard Smith, 36, a bassist for
the rock band TV on the Radio,
died April 20 of lung cancer, the
band said on its Web site.
Mr. Smith had described him-
self as asubway performer inNew
York when he was recruited for
the band, which has been hailed
by critics for albums including
Return to Cookie Mountain and
Dear Science.
In a 2008 interview with the
Brooklyn Rail, a journal on the
arts, politics and culture, Mr.
Smith recalled how lead singer
Tunde Adebimpe discovered him
and added him to the band.
I saw Tunde in the movie
Jump Tomorrow on IFC. And I
was super addicted to filmat that
time. Ayear later, I was playingon
the subway platform here, at the
Bedford stop, and he kept giving
me money, Mr. Smith said. And
then I was like, I recognize this
guy. Then it finally clicked, and I
said, Dude you were in that mov-
ie! I loved that movie!
That film had meant a lot to
me, he said, especially because
there was a black actor that
wasnt in the ghetto, and there
werent a lot of politics. He was
being a humanbeing andnot only
a blackactor. Andthat meant a lot
to me.
Larry Dillard
Larry Dillard, 59, who worked
for the past 18 years as a policy
and political adviser to childhood
friend U.S. Rep. Robert C. Bob-
by Scott (D-Va.), died April 20 in
a hospital in Hampton, Va.
The cause of death was not
reported, but the Daily Press of
Newport News quoted Scott as
saying Mr. Dillard had recurring
heart problems.
Mr. Dillard joined Scott in the
early 1990s while Scott was a
member of the Virginia Senate,
just before he won his seat in
Congress in 1992.
Mr. Dillard worked as a broad-
cast and newspaper reporter in
Richmond in the late 1970s and
early 1980s before entering poli-
tics. He worked for the Republi-
can National Committee in 1984
and helped the campaign that
year in support of President Ron-
ald Reagans reelection.
Mr. Dillard was born in New-
port News and grew up in Hamp-
ton. He attended Hampton Uni-
versity and Virginia Common-
wealth University.
Fromnews services
Mrs. Davis
became one
of a handful
of women
who worked
in the male-
April 22, 2009
We shared earth spaces with Steven
What a joy and blessing.
Always in our hearts
Kathleen A. Beil, age 62, of Annandale,
VA, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at INOVA
Fairfax Hospital. Beloved sister of Edward J.
Polzer and his wife Babette; loving aunt of
Patrick Polzer; godmother of Christopher A.
Chapman and best friend of Lillian Pidge
Chapman. She is also survived by numerous
other relatives and friends. Visitation will
be held on Tuesday April 26 from 7 to 9
p.m. at the DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 5308
Backlick Road, Springfield, where memorial
services will be held Wednesday, April 27,
at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be
made in Kathys memory to the Mid-Atlantic
German Shepherd Rescue (MAGSR), P.O.
Box 353, Mt. Airy, MD 21771, or to the
American Cancer Society 124 Park St., SE,
P.O. Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183.
Aleksander Bilinski, 82 of Arlington VA,
passed away peacefully on Wednesday,
April 13, 2011. Predeceased by his wife
Hellen E. Bilinski (nee Polone), his son
Benjamin, his brother Bohdan and his par-
ents Szymon and Josepha (nee Czarnecka)
Bilinski. Aleksander was born on January
15, 1929 in Lwow, Poland was a graduate
of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Ger-
many, Phillips University, Oklahoma and
George Washington University, Washington
DC where he most recently obtained a
Master of Science, Technology and Public
Policy degree. He came to the United States
in 1956 after serving several years in the US
Army Labor Service stationed in France and
Germany. His career spanned a variety of
engineering and teaching positions within
the emerging computer industry of the
1960's and 1970's ultimately retiring from
the United States Department of Com-
merce in 1996. Aleksander will be remem-
bered as a devoted husband to his wife
Hellen for 52 years and his enjoyment of
history, outdoors and gardening - as well
as telling stories from his youth in the old
He is survived by his six children, Agnes,
Aleksander (Sandy), Christopher, Marcus,
Richard and Carissa; 11 grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren. He will be laid
to rest with his wife in Oklahoma at the
Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery.
Departed this life on Thursday, April
14, 2011. Beloved daughter of Alfred
and Christina Holmes. On Saturday,
April 23 family will receive friends
at Solid Rock Missionary Baptist
Church, 4527 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland,
MD from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m.
On April 17, 2011. Beloved wife of the late
Rufus F. Cunningham, Sr.; mother of Delores
K. Velez (Manny), Rufus F. Cunningham, Jr. and
Stephanie M. Proctor (Kenneth). Grandmother
of 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchil-
dren. Family and friends will be received at
LEE FUNERAL HOME, Coventry Way & Branch
Ave., Clinton, MD on Saturday, April 23, 2011
from 11:30 a.m. until time of service 12:30
p.m. Interment Washington National Cemetery,
Suitland, MD.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 of Springfield,
VA.Beloved wife of the late Garfield Dick
Dawson; mother of Jackie Radcliffe; sister of
Eunice Wright; grandmother of Susan Nall;
great-grandmother of Lindsay Cardinal (Jere-
my) and Jason Nall. Relatives and friends
may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755
Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Saturday,
April 23 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral
service at Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lin-
colnia Rd. Alexandria, VA 22312 on Monday,
April 25 at 11 a.m., with interment following at
Stonewall Memory Gardens at 3 pm. Memorial
contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran
Church or Greenspring Hospice, 7410 Spring
Village Dr. Springfield, VA 22150.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, of
Silver Spring, MD. Beloved hus-
band of 69 years of Wilma K. Dilts;
father of Donna D. Bennett (Randy),
Gary E. Dilts and Brent R. Dilts
(Christine Lindhorst); grandfather
of Brent, Jr. (Alicia), Chase, Logan and Sarah;
great-grandfather of Riley; brother of Evelyn
Gore (James) and Peggy Herz (Philip Smith).
Also survived by other loving relatives and
friends. Preceded in death by his brother,
Robert, in 2010. Memorial Service at Historic
Chapel of Oakdale Emory United Methodist
Church, 3425 Emory Church Road (at Georgia
Avenue), Olney, MD on Saturday, April 23 at
11 a.m. Private Interment Arlington National
Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to American Lung Association, National
Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20004 or to Holy Cross Hospi-
tal Foundation Office, 11801 Tech Road , Silver
Spring , MD 20904 .
Born October 18, 1958 in Ventura, CA to
Thomas E. Elder and the late Edwina Elder
Rojas, departed this life at his home in Bowie,
MD on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Employed
with the U.S. House of Representatives for 16
years and a member of Crossover Church. He
leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Francine
Elder; daughter, Nahema; two step-children,
Ryan and Dani; three grandchildren, Elijah,
Trinity and Genesis; siblings, Tina Elder-Fell of
San Diego, CA, Thomas E. Elder of Tacoma,
WA, Kandy Elder of San Diego, Gerald Elder,
Los Angeles, CA and the late Marcus Elder.
Family will receive friends Saturday, April 23
at Crossover Church, 5340 Baltimore Ave.,
Hyattsville, MD, wake, 10 a.m.; service at 12
Noon. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
On Saturday, April 16, 2011. Devoted and loving
father of Johnny M. Fletcher, Edward E. Rice,
Jr., Sharon R. Scott, Darlene E. Fletcher and
Sherri L. Fletcher. He is also survived by 12
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Doris Whitlock; two brothers, Albert Fletcher
and Franklin Brown; other relatives and friends.
Mr. Fletcher may be viewed at the STEWART
FUNERAL HOME, 4001 Benning Rd. N.E. on
Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. until service
at 11 a.m. Interment Maryland National Ceme-
Of Myrtle Beach, SC died Saturday, March 5,
2011. She was born in Chesterfield, SC, the
daughter of John and Marie Merriman. She
was an elegant woman with a fascination
for shoes and fashion, and enjoyed golf and
gardening. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Paul Garbelman of Washington, DC.
She is survived by her brother, two sons and
three grandsons. Interment will be at Arlington
Cemetery on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 2
Share in the celebration of life for Willie Mae
Grimes, who passed away on April 17, 2011,
on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Grace Memorial
Baptist Church, 2407 Minnesota Ave. SE, Wash-
inton, DC. Viewing 10 a.m. Funeral at 11
a.m. Arrangements by Ronald Taylor II Funeral
Entered into eternal rest on April 15, 2011;
beloved mother of Chanicka, Jonathan and
Jeremiah Herring. Also survived by three grand-
children. Memorial Service Saturday, April 23,
11 a.m. at Upon This Rock Tabernacle, 513 M
Street NE, 20019. Arrangements by Latney's.
Of Fairfax, VA on Tuesday, April 19,
2011, William F. Bud Hohlfelder,
husband of the late Jane S.
Hohlfelder. He is survived by his
sons, Brian Hohlfelder and
Michael Hohlfelder (Ingrid); daughter, Cathy
Crump (Richard); brother, Ronald Hohlfelder;
sisters, Ellen Hohlfelder and Marilynn Adams.
Grandfather of Brian Crump (Christine), Lindsay
Crump, Erin and Douglas Hohlfelder. A memo-
rial service will be held at the Sunrise Assisted
Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive,
Fairfax, VA 22033 on Saturday, April 23, 2011
at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions in his
name may be made to Capital Caring, Attn:
Philanthropy Department, 2900 Telestar Ct.,
Falls Church, VA 22042. www.fmfh.com.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Daughter of Rhoda
James and Delano L. Woods. Ms. James will lie
in state at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1800
Hamlin St., N.E., Saturday, April 23 from 9:30
a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Interment Cedar
Hill Cemetery. Services by STEWART.
Devoted husband of Sylvia O. Jenkins, peace-
fully departed this life on Friday, April 15, 2011.
Services held Saturday, April 23 at J.B. Jenkins
Funeral Home, 7474 Landover Road, Landover,
MD 20785. Viewing 3 p.m. Service 4 p.m.
On Monday, April 18, 2011. Resident of
Riverdale, MD. Mother of Yolande Alexander
and Frank, Errol, Jennifer, Kenneth, Erica and
Sean Joseph. Also survived by 13 grandchil-
dren; 11 great-grandchildren and a host of
other relatives and friends. Visitation will be
held Monday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m., Service
10:30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church,
7301 Annapolis Road, Landover, MD. Services
On April 18, 2011, at Greenspring Village,
Springfield, VA. Beloved wife of Frederick A.
Leedy; mother of Ellen Gorman and Marjorie
Green; grandmother of Charlotte and Jillian
Gorman and Catherine and Julia Green; moth-
er-in-law of Robert Green. Memorial service
May 7, 2 p.m., at Greenspring Village Chapel.
Interment private at Quantico National Ceme-
tery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to SPCA of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220,
Arlington, VA 22210-3220.
Virginia Lee Bergman Lovell, 93, of Salisbury,
MD, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Wicomico
Nursing Home in Salisbury. Born in Washington
DC, she was the daughter of the late Harry
Bergman and Claudine Amelia Edwards
Bergman. She is survived by two daughters,
Leslie Lovell Nixon (Darryl) of Salisbury and
Karen Lovell Winston (Roger) of Bethesda; five
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Ralph Hamilton Lovell
and a brother, WilliamH. Bergman.
A funeral service will be held Monday, April 25,
2011 at 11 a.m. at theAsbury United Methodist
Church in Salisbury, MD with Rev. Glenn Catley
officiating. Interment will be private at George
Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD.
Memorial contributions can be made to Asbury
U.M.C. Opportunity Shop, 1401 Camden
Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801 and or the Colo-
nial Beach Rescue Squad, Colonial Beach,
VA 22443. Arrangements are in the care of
Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd.
Salisbury, Maryland 21804.To send condo-
lences to the family visit www.hollowayfh.com.
On Monday, April 11, 2011 of Wash-
ington, DC. Beloved brother of Flo-
rence Vines, Frances Addison and
Lillie Frye; life-time friend, Luther
Ruth; and life-time brother, Jerome
Parsons. He is also survived by a
host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
On Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 10 a.m.
until service time at 11 a.m., friends may
visit with the family at MARSHALL-MARCH
FUNERAL HOME, 4217 - 9th St. N.W. Interment
Quantico National Cemetery on Monday, April
25, 2011 at 11 a.m. Send condolences to:
Called home on Sunday, April 17,
2011. She is survived by two chil-
dren, Patrick and Kimberly; one
grandson, Jonathan; her mother,
Peggy; three brothers, Eric, Brian
and Darryl; a host of other relatives
and friends. Family hour, 10 a.m.;
funeral, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23 at HOR-
TON'S FUNERAL HOME, 600 Kennedy St., N.W.,
Interment private.
Of Conway, SC, formerly of Upper Marlboro,
Maryland, beloved wife, mother, grandmother,
and great grandmother, passed away on Friday,
April 15, 2011. She will be buried next to her
true love, Dr. Joseph R. McCrea at Hillcrest
Cemetery, Conway, SC.
On April 18, 2011 of Gaithersburg, MD. She
was predeceased by her husband, the very
reverend John S. Petrykanyn and her brother,
Stephen N. Krenytzky. She is survived by her
son, John P. Petrykanyn and his wife, Jeannie;
her two sisters, Olga H. Walsh and Julie A.
Tanner; four grandchildren, and six great-
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held
on Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas
Orthodox Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave.
N.W., Washington, DC 20007. Interment in
Jones, Oklahoma on Thursday, April 28. In lieu
of flowers, donations in her memory may be
made to the Asbury Foundation for Benevo-
lent Care, 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, MD
20877. Please view&sign the family guestbook
(Age 95)
On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, of Silver
Spring, MD. A long-time teacher
and principal at St. Gabriel's and
St. Michael's Catholic Schools.
Beloved aunt of Drew Boyland.
Survived by a grandniece, grand-
nephews and her Sisters of the Holy Names
of Jesus and Mary Religious Community. Rel-
atives and friends may call at St. John the
Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Sil-
ver Spring, MD, Sunday, April 24 from 5 to 8
p.m. and again Monday, April 25, 2011 from
10:30 to 11 a.m. where Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of
Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Sisters of the
Holy Names Retirement Fund or Sisters of the
Holy Name Ministries, US Ontario Provincial
Administration, PO Box 398, Marylhurst, OR
On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, of
Olney, MD. Beloved husband of
Marie Preusse; father of Matthew
(Debra) Preusse, Laurie (Tom)
Clark, Jeffrey Preusse and the late
Linda Preusse; grandfather of
Jaclyn and Jenna Preusse, Kevin and Sammie
Clark; uncle of Jan (Dino) Ciccone; cousin
of Michael Nestor. Relatives and friends may
call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University
Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, Monday,
April 25, from 10 to 11 a.m where funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment
at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Wounded War-
rior Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Pkwy Suite 100,
Jacksonville, FL 32256.
On April 16, 2011, of District Heights, MD. He
is survived by wife, Karen; father to Cheryl
(Nathaniel) Lewis, Kristen and Terry Ross Jr.;
grandfather to Aniah Lewis, Aniya, Antwaun,
Antonio and Alonzo Bigesby. Also survived
by his mother, Alquinston Ross and sister,
Rosemarie Howard and an abundance of loving
relatives and friends. A memorial service will
be held at Church of the Redeemer Presbyter-
ian Church, 1423 Girard St., NE, Washington,
DC 20017. Viewing will take place at 10 a.m.,
funeral at 11 a.m. Interment to immediately
follow at National Harmony Memorial Park,
Landover, MD.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, of
Bethesda, MD. Beloved wife of the
late James H. Salisbury; mother of
Laurie Wares and the late Robert
"Bob" Salisbury. Also survived by
other family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be private. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to American Cancer
Society, Montgomery County Unit, 801 Roeder
Road, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or to
a charity of your choice.
On April 20, 2011, Harriett Shulman
(nee Sussman), beloved wife of the
late Norman Shulman; cherished
mother of Barbara Cohen of Balti-
more, MD, Jeffrey Shulman of Fred-
erick, MD, Amy Kandel of North
Potomac, MD, and Marcie Rosario of
Lutherville, MD; devoted mother-in-law of
Howard Cohen, Gretchen Super, Richard Kan-
del, and Richard Rosario, Sr.; loving sister
of Marvin (Bob) and Jane Sussman; adored
grandmother of Megan and Jessica Cohen,
Rachel, Sarah, Molly and Alberta Shulman,
Alex and Jonathan Kandel, Caroline Rosario
and Richard Rosario, Jr. Also survived by many
loving nieces and nephews.
Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900
Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on
Sunday, April 24, at 9 a.m. Interment Baltimore
Hebrew Cemetery - Berrymans Lane. Please
omit flowers. Contributions in her memory
may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311
McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD
21031 or Krieger Schechter Day School, 8100
Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208. Family
at home: 7929 Starburst Dr, Baltimore, MD
21208 Sunday, following the burial until 5 p.m.,
Monday 6 to 9 p.m. Shiva service Tuesday 8:30
On Monday, April 11, 2011. Survived by his
sister, Vinnetta Grace; two brothers, Robert
Lazander and Ryan Lucas. A Memorial Service
will be held at All Angel Episcopal Church,
251 W. 80th St., New York, NY on Saturday,
April 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. Milind Sojwal, Rector
officiating. Arrangements by STEWART.
(Age 98)
Vivian B. Sullivan, of McLean, VA., died on
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at her residence.
Loving wife of the late William G. Sullivan;
devoted mother of Francis Sullivan and the late
William G. Sullivan, Jr.; mother-in-law of Sara
Sullivan; cherished grandmother of Erin and
Ryan Sullivan; sister of Helen Starkweather and
great-grandmother of Violet Sullivan. She will
be missed by her friends Ga Ji and Jamyang
Lhamo. A Funeral Service will be held at Money
and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave,
Vienna, VA on Monday, April 25 at 12:00 (Noon).
Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made
to Capital Hospice, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls
Church, VA 22042. Please send condolences to
the family's online guestbook at:
LOTTIE TOLIVER "Lottie Mae" (Age 82)
On Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Washington
Home and Community Hospice, she entered
into eternal rest. Beloved wife of the late
John Toliver; devoted mother of Stephanie and
Gladys Thomas. She is also survived by four
grandchildren. Family will receive friends at the
New Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 4242
Benning Road, N.E., Washington, DC 20019,
Saturday, April 23, 2011, viewing from 9 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.; time of service at 11 a.m.
On Monday April 18, 2011. The beloved wife
of the late Boyce Wallace; loving mother of
Blanche "Holly" (Vincent) Cook, Linda (Ronald)
Lagana, Deborah (Hank) Kinnaman, Robert
(Mary) Carlock and the late Charles Carlock;
sister of Ada Johnson. Also survived by numer-
ous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces
and nephews. Friends are invited to Blanche's
Life Celebration on Monday, April 25 from 2
to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the GEORGE P.
KALAS FUNERAL HOME, 2973 Solomons Island
Rd., Edgewater, MD. Mass of Christian Burial
will be offered on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at
11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826
W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. Interment
Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memori-
al contributions may be made to Hospice of the
Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis,
MD 21401. An online guest book is available for
your convenience at:
Virginia S. Winborne, 87, of Silver Spring, MD,
died of natural causes April 9, 2011 at Kindley
Assisted Living, Asbury Methodist Village.
Beloved wife of the late Sidney Al Winborne.
Born in 1923 in Wayne County, N.C., and
preceded in death by brothers Wayman and
Wilbert Sasser, sisters Margaret Greene, Hazel
Bracey and Ruth Sitterson. Virginia received
her Bachelor of Arts degree fromthe University
of Maryland and retired from Lockheed Martin
Corporation. Loving mother of Julie Brill Jensen
of Rockville, MD, and Jonathan Winborne of
Montgomery Village, MD. Also survived by
grandchildren Katie and Kara Winborne.
Services and burial will be held 2 p.m., April
30 in Wilson, N.C. at Wilson Memorial Service,
2811 Fieldstream Drive, Wilson, N.C. 27896,
Celebration of life for family and close friends
will be held May 11, 11 a.m., at the Inter-Faith
Chapel, 3680 South Leisure World Boulevard,
Silver Spring, MD 20906.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations
to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011,
Washington, DC 20090-6011, www.alz.org or
Board of Child Care, Attn: Finance Department,
3300 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD 21244,
www.boardofchildcare.org .
April 22, 1916 - September 14, 2010
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a
lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring
you home again. Happy Birthday Mother
Love, Helen, Carolyn, Joe
Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
April 22, 1939 - Sept. 12, 2010
Happy Birthday
Clarence, Vette, Thina, Kia & Lennard
We Miss You!
We Love You!
August 10, 1968 - April 22, 2006
It has been 5 years since you left us.
We think of you daily.
With Our Love,
Ida, Walter, Craig, Jaylen, Cierra, Jordan
Michael, Joseph, Darlene, Christen, Gloria
& Gregory
A resident of Great Falls, VA and San
Marino, CA on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at
home in Great Falls, VA.
JoAnne died peacefully surrounded by her
family. She is survived by her loving hus-
band of 54 years, Donald Albrecht, her
daughter, Elizabeth Albrecht Singer and her
two sons, Richard and Scott Albrecht. She
will be remembered for her remarkable
devotion to family and friends and her love
of travel. JoAnne taught school in Hawaii,
Linz, Austria and South Pasadena, CA in the
The family will be holding a memorial ser-
vice at Immanuel Presbyterian Church,
1125 Savile Lane, McLean, VA, Saturday,
May 7 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations
for the benefit of Stroke research should
be made to the "JoAnne Albrecht Memorial
Fund", Attention: Katie Coyle, The George-
town University Hospital Office of Philan-
thropy, 1 Main, Hospital Administration,
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC
David M. Altwegg, retired Rear Admiral,
United States Navy, and senior executive,
Missile Defense Agency, passed away on
Monday, April 18, 2011, at his home in
Alexandria, surrounded by his wife of 57
years, Rosina, his daughter, granddaughter,
and other loved ones. He had been battling
leukemia for several months. Admiral
Altwegg had a combined 64 years of federal
service, retiring from active duty in 1985
and from the senior executive service on
February 23, 2011. The Secretary of the
Navy recently dedicated and named the
Navys new Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
Complex in Dahlgren, Virginia after Admiral
Altwegg. The family will be receiving visi-
tors on Saturday, April 23 from 2 to 5 p.m.
at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 Wash-
ington Street, Old Town, Alexandria. An
interment at Arlington National Cemetery is
being arranged.
JOHN C. COLE, Lt. Col. USA (Ret.)
On April 11, 2011 of Warrenton, VA. He served
in the US Army for 25 years in both World
War II and Korean Conflict. John was an active
volunteer visiting weekly at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center with a myriad of infirmed
soldiers during their recuperation. He became
a Mason in 1953 progressing through the York
Rite, Commandery, and Shrine. He was the
beloved husband of Elizabeth Miles Cole and
the late Vivian Doris Perry Cole; father of
Patricia A. (Rob) Robinson, Laurel, MD and
Candiss A. (Roger) Cole-Footitt, Sedona, AZ;
stepfather of Joy Erickson, Fargo, ND and
William B. (Billy) Martin, III, Seneca, SC; brother
of Eleanor Landis, Pensacola, FL; also survived
by nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchil-
dren and one great-great grandchild. Friends
may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 25
at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave.,
Warrenton, VA. Funeral service will be on
Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Warrenton
United Methodist Church. Interment at a later
date with full military honors at Arlington
National Cemetery. Memorials may be made
to The Foundation for Collingwood Library and
MuseumonAmericanism, 8301 East Boulevard
Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308-1399
(www.collingwoodlibrary.com/donor/html) or
to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111
Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-
5168 (www.fisherhouse.org/donate/).
9/24/24 4/15/11
Died of natural causes. Full obituary ran in
Washington Post April 21, 2011. Viewing, 6
p.m., service 7 p.m., today, Good Friday, April
22, 2011, Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning
Road, NE, Washington, DC.
On April 15, 2011. Survived by her daughter
Charlene Jenkins; sisters Betty, Norma, Phyllis,
Freida and Theresa; brother Thomas; other
relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be
held on Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at 2301 11th St. NW, 9th floor, Washington, DC
Peacefully passed on Thursday, April 14, 2011.
Devoted husband of Theresa Yvonne Minor;
loving father of Steven (Marilyn), Michael
(Donna) and Desiree. Also survived by four
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a
brother Carlton Minor (Deborah); two sisters-
in-law Vashti Love and Mary Worrell; one
brother-in-law Leroy Watkins and a host of
nieces, nephews, other caring family and
friends. The family will receive friends for
visitation on Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m. fol-
lowed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at
St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 410
Addison Rd. South, Seat Pleasant, MD. Inter-
ment Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. In
lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to
the Amyloidosis Foundation at www.amyloido-
On April 17, 2011. Beloved husband of Mildred
Pannill; father of Harold, Rhonda, Carl, Denita
and Gregory. Also survived by two sisters,
two brothers and two grandchildren. Family
will receive friends on Saturday, March 23 at
Corinthian Baptist Church, 6705 Good Luck
Rd., Lanham, MD; wake 10 a.m., service 11
a.m. Interment Washington National Cemetery.
Arrangements by LATNEY'S.
nephew, Alex Lex, of Richmond, VA and
countless family and devoted friends. His
grandparents, Zeb and Virgie Manley, and
Edward and Bertha Dillard preceded him in
Larry was Communications Director, Press
Secretary, and Scheduler for Congressman
Bobby Scott (D-VA), beginning with his Con-
gressional campaign in 1992, and they were
childhood friends. In addition to these roles,
he long served as the Legislative Assistant for
Military Affairs and represented Rep. Scott's
office on a number of other substantive
With his affable personality, keen political
acumen and genuine interest in people from
all walks of life, Larry was truly everybodys
man. He amassed an enormous following of
friends, mentees and other admirers through-
out Virginia, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.
He will be deeply missed but always loved by
all who knewhim.
The Kappa Alpha Fraternity Psi, Inc. will hold
a service at 11 a.m., followed by a memorial
service at 12 noon, on Saturday, April 23,
2011 at Ivy Baptist Church, 20 Maple Avenue,
Newport News, VA.
O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home is honored to
serve the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
his name to the African American Civil War
Memorial Freedom Foundation & Museum,
1925 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC
20001; (202) 667-2667.
Laurence (Larry) Butler Dillard passed away
on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Hampton,
Virginia, surrounded by his loving wife, family
and friends.
Larry was a native of Newport News, Virginia.
He was born June 8, 1951 to the late Butler
Dillard and Inell M. Dillard. Larry was a
resident in his adopted city, Washington, DC,
where he was affectionately known as the
Mayor of Capitol Hill.
Larry is survived by his wife of 11 years,
Sherry Newton-Dillard; his son, Brandon, born
out of his first marriage to Deborah Curtis;
his brother, Randy Dillard (Valerie) and his
On Monday, April 18, 2011 in Falls Church,
VA. Lillian M. Parker of Arlington, VA,
mother of Captain Lutrelle F. Parker, Jr.
USN Retired (Lillie) and Dr. Wendell E.
Parker(Margaret); foster mother of Imani
Bennett; mother-in-law of Helen Parker;
grandmother of Kimberly, Randall, Lauren,
Lutrelle III, Raymond II(Jericho) and Roslyn
Parker and Tiffany Jackson; sister of Doris
Foggie(Cardell); sister-in-law of Eunice
Cobb, George Parker (Marie), Thomas
Mangrum and Helen Parker. She is also
survived by great-grandchildren, foster
grandchildren and a host of other relatives
and friends. Friends may call on Monday,
April 25, 2011 from 6 until 9 p.m. and
on Tuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until
time of service at 11 a.m. at the Mount
Zion Baptist Church, 3500 S. 19th St.,
Arlington, VA 22204. Dr. Leonard N. Smith,
Senior Minister officiating. Interment in
Arlington National Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Greene Funeral Home, Alexan-
dria, VA.
On Sunday, April 17, 2011. Beloved husband
of Peggy P. Young; loving father of Derrick
S. Cox and Monika R. Young. Also survived
by two sisters, Ella Taylor and Elaine Young;
three brothers, William Young (Thomasine),
Melvin Young (Pauline) and Charles Butler
(Theresa); and one grandson, Deangelo.
The family will receive friends at Cedar Hill
Funeral Home, 4111 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Suitland Maryland on Saturday, April 23,
2011 from 10 a.m. until time of service at
11 a.m. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by CEDAR HILL FUNERAL
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Restrepo to re-air
on NatGeo Channel 1
The documentary about a
platoons deployment was
directed by Tim
Hetherington, who was
killed in Libya fighting. C4
2Patrick McDonough waxes nostalgic
His show at Civilian Art Projects features a homage
to Smart Studios and some clever riffs on vinyl. C8
Upstaging the president at a fundraiser
San Francisco protesters deliver their message in song. C2
3LIVETODAY@washingtonpost.com/conversations Carolyn Hax takes your questions about whats vexing in life Noon Lisa de Moraes talks about all thats on the small screen 1 p.m.
Theres nothing as
energizing as a
photographer who is as
keen on a story as a
reporter is. Dan Zak essay, C3
In Jerusalem, a telling worldview
Jez Butterworths profound
new play is among the
best on Broadway
Special to The Washington Post
here is a Chinese proverb that I
recalled once before when
reading Ward Just, and I
thought of it again while consider-
ing his wistful, pensive new novel,
Rodins Debutante. It goes like this:
There are three truths: my truth,
your truth and the truth.
Just, the author of 17 novels, has
been a finalist for both the National
Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
He is a rarity in American letters: a
beautiful stylist who is capable of
writing a gripping political thriller.
While his novels often have a relent-
less narrative power, his characters
are meticulously drawn. He has a
grasp of the demons that drive us all.
Rodins Deb-
utante is set
largely in the
suburbs of Chi-
cago and the
citys South Side
in the middle of
the last century.
Chicago feels
like a character itself, with Justs
delightfully economic, descriptive
asides: This was Chicago, nobility
measured in the length and width
of a dollar bill. The novel is a
coming-of-age story, the tale of
Lee Goodell, an observant, mor-
ally decent boy from a fictional
town north of the Windy City
that is starting to show its age
after World War II. When a
hobo is murdered and Magda
Serra one of Lees classmates
is sexually assaulted, Lees
mother wants to move to a well-
mannered North Shore suburb,
and Lee is sent to a misbegotten
Illinois boarding school with An-
dover-like aspirations.
The origins of Ogden Hall fill the
opening of the novel, a prologue set
largely at a dinner party on the eve of
World War I. Tommy Ogden, the son
of a railroad robber baron, and his
wife, Marie, are entertaining at
Ogdens palatial estate 42 rooms in
the main house and 250 acres over-
all. Ogden drinks hard and plays
hard, though most of the playing
involves big-game hunting and re-
book world continued on C5
A sculptor comes of age
in the Midwest in
post-World War II era
new york The opening Thursday
night of Jez Butterworths remarkable
Jerusalem solidifies what looks to be
the most competitive Tony race for
best play in years. Joining such other
potential nominees as War Horse,
Good People and The [Expletive]
With the Hat, Broadway can boast for
what feels like the first time in a long
time a packed stable of satisfyingly
original American and British plays
each a bona fide possibility as the
trophy winner.
How gratifying it is that new not
revival will be the most important
word on prognosticators tongues in
the run-up to the June awards ceremo-
ny. Butterworths rousing play at the
Music Box Theatre is an extremely
funny and, ultimately, surprisingly
profound contemplation of a fading
time in Western civilization when
iconoclastic giants walked among us.
At the miraculous hub of the sprawl-
ing play it clocks in at roughly three
hours is the Falstaffian performance
of Mark Rylance, delivering his second
steamroller turn of the Broadway sea-
son. Back in the fall (in the very same
theater), he portrayed the showboating
vulgarian Valere in the droll if unbal-
anced La Bete. Now, hes the hyper-
dynamic force of nature once again,
playing a burnt-out onetime profes-
sional daredevil who lives a debauched
life out of a trailer on the edge of a
subdivision in the English countryside.
Never mind that Rylances stoned
and sunburned Johnny Byron, sport-
ing tattoos and earrings and acting like
a grizzled 13-year-old, dispenses drugs
to minors and neglects the son he has
left in the care of the boys mother
(Geraldine Hughes). In a sense, Jeru-
salem the title derives from a
beloved song in the English hymnal
is an homage to the nobility of a
nations past, of a spirit tied to the
land, to a lust for living large. Its not so
theater reviewcontinued on C8
Mark Rylance
as Johnny
Byron, a
turned public
nuisance No. 1.
By Ward Just
Houghton Mifflin
263 pp. $26
So sorry, Wills. The world is just wilder
about Harry than about the prince whose
balding head will wear the British crown.
round midnight at the cheeky
tiki Mahiki nightclub, where
Prince Harry hangs out when
he feels like hanging out, the
bottle service crewall agree on
the appeal of their resident royal.
Hes much more attractive than Will,
says Phoetini Kountouris. Hes a badboy,
but hes a prince.
Hes fit, says a girl who introduces
herself as Tabby, but you can call her
Tibby, or also Tib.
Harry, Harry. Hairy
Harry. The third inline to
the throne is getting sin-
gler and cuter, while
Prince William is getting
bald. And what a big
month Harry has had!
First, the expedition a North Pole
charity adventure, in which the prince
trekked over ice floes like some Arctic
Indiana Jones, wearing a heroically
bright orange immersion suit.
Second, the promotion. After five
years in the Army Air Corps, this
week he attained the rank of captain
and earned his solo flying wings.
On April 29, he will serve as best
man in the wedding of the decade.
Thats his most accustomed role:
Williams little brother. The guy next
to the future king.
The spare.
harry continued on C3
WHEREHESTANDS: 1. Prince Harry
flanked by mother Princess Diana and
brother Prince Williamin 1995 on
Williams first day at Eton; 2. Harry and
girlfriend Chelsy Davy watching cricket
in 2007; 3. Harry and father Prince
Charles at Harrys pilot course
graduation last year; 4. Harry in 2007.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the first of

her two birthdays this year. C3
1 2 3
DOONESBURY by Garry Trudeau CUL DE SAC by Richard Thompson
Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
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Movie reviews
Turn to Weekend for reviews of all the
movies opening today, including:
A big, slick and showy romance
starring Robert Pattinson and
Reese Witherspoon. W33
To view movie trailers, read more reviews and buy tickets
online, go to goingoutguide.com
African Continuums vivid Blues
Theres a lovely moment inAfri-
can Continuum Theatre Compa-
nys even-keeled production of
Blues for an Alabama Sky when
Angel, a nightclub singer in 1930
Harlem, has just finished flirting
with Leland, an Alabama native
visiting New York. The two have
been talking through the window
of her apartment, whose walls,
from the audiences point of view,
are invisible.
When the conversation ends,
Leland walks off down the street,
while Angel stays inside, pacing.
For just a fraction of a second, the
actors playing the two characters
pause, creating a tableau in which
Angel and Leland seem to be both
separatedbytheapartment wall
and tantalizingly close. The tab-
leaudissolves as the actors resume
their movement, but not before
this frozen instant has spoken vol-
umes about how barriers of all
sorts can separate people who are
falling for eachother.
Such artful touches, devised by
director Walter Dallas, add reso-
nance to this lively, heartfelt ver-
sion of Pearl Cleages 1995 play, a
portrait of clashing worldviews
andvalue systems that parallel the
Harlem Renaissances encounter
withthe Great Depression. Awhis-
per of staginess does infect the
actinghereandthere, but ingener-
al the production is a genial show-
case for the plays potboiler narra-
tive, piquant dialogueandhisto-
ry teachers take note! reams of
Set designer Timothy Jones
picks up cannily on the period-de-
tail part with his atmospheric set,
representing two neighboring Per-
sian-carpeted apartments in a
Harlembrownstone. Behindasofa
in the larger apartment, bolts of
cloth cluster around a sewing ma-
chine: This is the home of Guy
(Joshua D. Robinson), an exuber-
ant homosexual costume designer
who is working onsome outfits for
Josephine (Baker) when hes not
hanging out with Langston
When Angel (Maryam Fatima
Foye) is fired from her gig at the
Cotton Club, she moves in with
Guy, anoldfriend. But moneytrou-
bles loom, and the situation grows
yet more complicated when Le-
land (Gary-Kayi Fletcher) enters
the picture. Meanwhile, in the
apartment across the hall, another
friend, an idealistic social worker
named Delia (an aptly demure
Sasha Lightbourne), a colleague of
family planning pioneer Margaret
Sanger, is working to establish a
birth-control clinic inHarlem.
Swanning around in a multicol-
oredsmokingjacket andcompara-
ble garb (costume design is by
LeVonne D. Lindsey), Robinsons
Guy is enjoyably animated, and he
works upsomedroll expressions of
polite horror when looking at his
female pals mousier dresses.
Fletcher invests Leland with cha-
risma and a touch of mystery, and
theres powerful chemistry be-
tween him and Foyes Angel, a fig-
ure whoseems overly manneredat
thestart of theplaybut growsmore
convincingly sultry as time goes
on. KeithE. Irby delivers anaffable
performance as Sam Thomas, a
busy doctor who knows where to
get his hands onbootleg booze.
It is the two female characters
who most keenly experience the
dichotomies Cleage has set at the
heart of her tale: the contrast be-
tween traditional and evolving
mores and between idealism and
bleak economic reality. As Angel
says, Im tired of Negro dreams;
all they dois breakyour heart.
Wrenis afreelancewriter.
Blues for anAlabama Sky
by Pearl Cleage. Directedby Walter
Dallas; assistant director, Angelisa
Gillyard; light design, ArnikaL. Downey;
sounddesign, DavidL. Wilson. About
1/2 hours. ThroughMay 8at Atlas
Performing Arts Center, 1333HSt. NE.
Call 202-399-7993, Ext. 2, or visit
CLOUDY DAYS: MaryamFatima Foye as Angel in Blues for an
Alabama Sky, a play about Harlemduring the Great Depression.
Director Patricio Guzman
attempts to shine a beacon on
Chiles painful past. W33
Morgan Spurlock directs and
stars in a documentary about
the role of ads in films. W34
Samuel L. Jackson narrates
a film about two feline mothers
at a reserve in Kenya. W34
Potiche W35 rr
Henrys Crime W35 r
Dumbstruck W36 rrr
Making the Boys W36 rrr
Winter in Wartime W37 rrr
Mia and the Migoo W37 r
ow, this is putting money
where your mouthis.
Agroupof protesters
apparently paidtens of
thousands of dollars to attend
Thursdays breakfast fundraiser for
President Obamaandthe DNCthen
stoodupanddelivereda song about the
treatment of Bradley Manning, the
imprisonedArmy private who is accused
of giving classifieddocuments to
Obama was delivering remarks to 150
donors at the St. Regis inSanFrancisco
whenanunidentifiedwomanina white
suit stoodupandsaid, Mr. President, we
wrote youa song.
According to the White House pool
report, Obama triedto persuade the
womanto wait until the endof his
speech, but she anda half-dozenothers at
her table begansinging, Dear Mr.
President, we honor youtoday, sir . . .
At first, the president didnt realize it
was a protest andlookedover to Nancy
Pelosi to see if she was inonthe surprise.
Pelosi clearly was not, andthe women
It takes a lot of Benjamins to runa
I paid my dues, wheres our change?. . .
Terry Jones is legally free
To burna peoples holy book in
shameful effigy
But at another locationinthis country
Alone ina 6-by-12 cell sits Bradley
23 hours a day is night
The Fifth and Eighth Amendments say
this kind of thing aint right.
They heldupsigns reading Free
Bradley Manning, andthe ringleader
strippedoff her white jacket to showa
black T-shirt withthe same message. At
that point, the Secret Service escortedher
Others at the table walkedout, but
some stayeduntil the endof Obamas
speechandapplauded. (Hey, why not
stay? One of the activists toldthe San
Francisco Chronicle that she shelledout
$76Kto get her groupin.)
That was a nice song, saidObama
dryly. Nowwhere was I? Later, press
secretary Jay Carney saidthe president
thought it was funny andtoldhim, You
dont get that every day.
Taking note back inD.C.: Former
mayor SharonPratt andher predecessor
Walter Washingtons widow, Mary. The
two womenwent to the White House on
Thursday inanattempt to hand-deliver a
letter co-signedby Mayor VinceGray
andformer mayors
Tony Williams and
asking Obama to put
the citys Taxation
Representation plates
onhis official vehicles.
(Bill Clintondid,
GeorgeW. Bush
Obama has thus far
rebuffedefforts to get involved.) But
Secret Service agents saidthey wouldnt
take a letter by handmail only.
Pratt toldus theyre hoping to get it to
Obama inperson, at anevent or
wherever were determinedits going to
get his attention. Howabout at a fancy
fundraiser? Thats anoptionwe needto
consider. We needto exhaust all options,
to let themknowit matters to us.
After nine years of running the Folger Shakespeare Library, director
Gail Pasters farewell party last week was full of surprises: The Old
Reading Roomwas renamedafter her, as well as anendowment fund
for educationprograms. Oh. . . and QueenElizabethII is giving her an
awardthat will be personally presentedby PrinceCharles.
The Prince of Wales is making anofficial tripMay 3-5 to Washington
(without wife Camillathis time), just days after his
sonPrinceWilliamties the knot. Hell meet with
President Obama, deliver a speechat Georgetown
University onorganic farming andgive Paster the
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the
BritishEmpire (CBE).
Its a great honor, andImreally thrilled, she told
The award, announcedby BritishAmbassador
Nigel Sheinwaldat the librarys annual gala, is part
of Britain's complicatedhonors system. A
spokeswomanfor the embassy wasnt sure what it
represented; according to the official Britishmonarchy Web site, the
order recognizes distinguishedservice to the arts andsciences, public
service andother charitable work.
Paster saidshe hasnt receivedany details about the presentation
ceremony: No clue. Imsure Ill get instructions, andImsure Ill follow
themto the letter.
Billionaires theyre just like regular people! Except with
smarter dogs, apparently.
T. Boone Pickens and his wife, Madeleine, proved this Tuesday
night at the Monocle on Capitol Hill, after the Texas financiers
appearance on a National Press Club energy-policy panel with Ted
Following dinner, their driver
came around in an Escalade to
pick them up and just as he
got out of the car and walked
around to open the door for
them, Mrs. Pickenss dog (a small
rescue pup named Tommy who
was inside the vehicle) somehow
managed to hit the lock button.
And yes, the engine was running.
The Monocles maitre d Nick
Selimos told us Madeleine
Pickens came back in the
restaurant looking for a piece of
meat to cajole the dog and
walked out with some mint candies to try to coax him into opening
the door.
Nothing quite that elaborate, said Pickenss rep Jay Rosser: It
was more a collective effort to agitate Tommy in hopes hed hit the
right button, but do you know what? He did! The dog managed to
lower the window, allowing the group to get back into the car. Good
Tommy! Good dog!
Retirement, plus reward
Pickens, the right pooch
Paster will get
an award.
The Pickenses rescue pup,
Tommy, is one smart dog.
Singing out in protest
Naomi Pitcairn of Oakland, Calif., wearing a Free Bradley Manning T-shirt, is detained after
protesting and leaving a fundraiser for President Obama at the St. Regis in San Francisco.
Sharon Pratt
wants a word.
Were with the prince hanging out in line
Unfortunate title. And one that could
ultimately be the key to his liberation.
The strange plight of the spare to the
heir: The older they get, the more obso-
lete they become. Order of secession
gives preference to the eldest male child,
then his children, then his childrens
children, leaving younger siblings spiral-
ing further from the throne.
William is the one who is about to be
married. Harry is the one who is about to
be jostled.
In the old days, the spares were dis-
patched abroad for strategic marital alli-
ances. (Poor Caroline Matilda, the young-
er sister of King George III. She was
shuttled off to Denmark at 15 to wed her
mentally ill cousin, King Christian VII.)
The modern role is more nebulous. In
Britain, the only constitutional role is
that of the monarch, says Christopher
Warwick, Princess Margarets friend and
biographer for the last 20years of her life.
The other people, theres no job descrip-
In a country that sometimes debates
the point of its sovereign, its even harder
to grapple with the point of the sover-
eigns kid brother. Its been a question for
TimHeald was one of Princess Marga-
rets biographers and watched her slide
fromsecond in line to the throne to deep
in the double digits. She was a rock star
in her day, but she wasnt in the end, not
at all, Heald says. When Prince Edward,
the queens fourth child, turned 21,
Margaret was informed that she was no
longer needed as an official counsel of
state. Shed taken that job very seriously
. . . andso she was obviously a bit miffed.
Princess Anne, Charless younger sister
once second in line to the throne but
now 10th has taken a proactive stance,
throwing herself into a usefulness-justi-
fying schedule that borders on self-pun-
ishing. On a recent day, she had six public
appearances, including one at the open-
ing of a Speedo factory.
Meanwhile her younger brother,
Prince Andrew, gained the nickname
Randy Andy for his tawdry relationship
with a soft-core porn actress, and more
recently has been in the headlines for his
friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, a finan-
cier convicted of hiring an underage
You hear Jeffrey Epstein, sex offend-
er, Heald says wearily, and you just
know that this is the type of person the
Duke of York is going to be associated
Its a recipe for disaster. Take the
much-hypedyounger sibling syndrome,
then exacerbate it with crown jewels.
Sibling rivalry is expected in any family,
but rarely is it so ritualized.
Every time a future monarch marries
or has a baby, the whole family does a
game of musical chairs, shifting impor-
tance. Prince Harry is the spare to the
heir now, but in a fewyears, he will be the
spare to the spare, then the spare spares
spare, and eventually he will be the dusty
tire buried under dropcloths in the ga-
rage, awaiting emergencies that will
probably never happen.
William and Harry were brought up
with very different expectations, says
Penny Junor, who wrote books on both
Charles and Diana and is familiar with
the family. William has been told from
a very early age that one day he would
shoulder this very important responsi-
bility. He must always be good man-
nered, must always keep his nose
If Harry were a normal guy, the mis-
deeds that defined his young adult life
would probably be psychoanalyzed away
by birth order and as a desperate attempt
to separate himself from his older broth-
(You know, of course, the misdeeds in
reference: The costume party? With the
swastika armband? His defenders argued
that the party was supposedto be private,
harry from C1
Its good to be the queen and have 2 birthdays
london It was the queens birthday
Thursday, but only one of them.
The official birthday is in June, ex-
plainedGeoff Donovan.
I thought this was the official birth-
day, said his friend John Colemon-
No, this is the actual.
Oh, right.
The pair, retired veterans who served
in Korea, had come to Hyde Park to
watchthe Britishcavalry mark the event
with40exceedingly loudcannons.
What they did was, back when there
was some king, his birthday was too cold
and rainy, Donovan continued. So they
ABuckinghamPalaceofficial confirms
this: The king was Edward VII, Novem-
ber-born, andduringhisreignhedecided
to celebrate a second birthday in June
and coordinate it with the Trooping the
Color, anelaborate military parade.
Now all kings and queens officially
have June birthdays, even if their birth-
days are, for instance, April 21. At least in
Britain the queen has different official
birthdays elsewhere in the Common-
wealth. In Australia, it is timed to the
opening of ski season to provide a three-
day weekend.
In the United States, many roving
birthdays are celebrated: Christopher
Columbuss, George Washingtons all
of which provide Mondays off to the
working public. Of course, the original
celebrators are dead. There is something
either very egotistical or very modest for
a living person to say, Lets just ignore
the calendar, shall we, and do it whenits
nice out?
Theactual queencelebratedheractual
85th birthday participating in Maundy
Thursdayservices at Westminster Abbey,
where a highly excitable crowd clustered
as if in some mini-quake dress rehearsal
for the royal wedding.
Its only the Duke of Wellington!
shouted a tall man with a good vantage
point as a town car pulls in front of the
abbey. (Only a duke, everyone passed
Finally, the queens maroon Rolls-
Royce pulled up to the abbey, and the
queenalighted withher husband, Prince
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. She was
wearing a robins-egg blue dress, with a
matching hat, as is her wont, and she
smiled briefly at the crowd before going
Soyouve seenthe queen? a frazzled-
looking mother asked her two children.
So youve seenher?
The boys nodded that they had seen
the queen.
Good. Thenlets go get some lunch.
PARTY TIME: Queen Elizabeth celebrated her actual birthday Thursday at
Westminster Abbey. Her birthday will be officially commemorated in June.
that he was betrayed by a friend with a
camera. His detractors argued that he
was wearing a swastika.)
Evenhis on/off gal pal of choice, Chelsy
Davy, is the outward polar opposite of his
brothers choice. The public might em-
brace a commoner queen like Kate Mid-
dleton, but would they accept Chelsy
Davy, an heiress/law student from Zim-
babwe with bleached hair who, in pa-
parazzi pics, always looks like shes head-
ing off to a party thrown by Delta Delta
Of course, if youre having a dinner
party, Chelsy Davy is going to be a far
more entertaining choice than Kate. Har-
ry, too.
The queen ever scrutinized, always
restrained is widely known for her
tight-lipped discretion. Nobody really
knows what she thinks about anything.
Prince William seems to be following
this path: He and his beautiful fiancee
appear to be lovely and sweet people. The
most exciting revelationfromtheir single
joint interview was that he sometimes
assists with the cooking. Whoa there,
Monarchs? Boring. Boring!
The spare? Fascinating! An endless
source of intrigue and fodder.
Because they dont have to be the
official face of England, they are allowed
to have personalities. And unique posi-
tions in the royal family allow them to
subtly influence royal culture.
Before Princess Margaret divorced her
photographer husband, Anthony Snow-
don, divorce was unprecedented in the
modern royal family. Her split set a
precedent that the queen would never
have been allowed to set herself. Now
three of the queens children, including
Charles, have divorced their spouses.
She made it possible, says Warwick, to
say, My marriage isnt working, and Im
going to just admit that its over.
Prince Andrews marriage to the
coarse, crass Fergie probably would have
been frowned upon if he were up for the
throne, but because he was a few steps
away, it was permitted. Seeing the royal
family through the eyes of someone like
Sarah Ferguson someone you could
picture buying pantyhose with provid-
ed an intimacy with the royal family that
a stuffier relationship wouldnt have
More recently, Harry was the one to
deploy to Afghanistan alongside other
British troops in 2008. William couldnt
go to the war, says Katie Nicholl, who has
reported on the royal brothers for several
years. A future king wouldnt be able to
fight on the front line.
A writers eyes are opened to photojournalisms big picture
Even when the reporting and writing
is a solo effort, journalism is insanely
collaborative. Between editors and de-
signers and producers and circulation
staff, it probably takes at least seven to 10
people to conceive, create, produce and
distribute a single simple story. My
favorite part of the process, though, is
working with the photographer. With a
photographer by my side, I feel muscular.
I feel able to grasp a story from every
angle, in every dimension. Photogra-
phers see things reporters dont, and
they guide us. Theres nothing as energiz-
ing as a photographer who is as keenona
story as a reporter is. At The Post, Ive
had the privilege to work with nearly
every current staff photographer, three
of whom Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and
Ricky Carioti shared a Pulitzer on
Monday for their work in Haiti.
An anecdote about loving photogra-
phers: A couple of years ago, Carol and I
did a weirdo, recession-y story on how
some people spend 24 hours at a Chick-
fil-Ainorder to wincoupons. I was aware
of her stature in the industry when she
was assigned a barge of awards,
innumerable embeds in disaster and
conflict zones and I was concerned
that shed view this story as somehow
beneath her. She didnt. And I
shouldve known that. We both prowled
the scene, occasionally meeting up to
trade observations and insights (Look
here, Look there, Talk to her, and so
on). Her instincts seemed steeped in
extremes, in covering the best and worst
of humanity, and she applied that sensi-
bility to a Style section feature assign-
ment which led me to reconsider the
absurdity I was witnessing (crazy people
pitching tents in a parking lot and doing
the chicken dance so they could get free
junk food) in more emotional, visceral
terms. She was very serious about the
gig, and so became I.
Like me, she spent the night in a
parked car in order to capture the
fullness of the story, even though she
couldve banked two dozen pristine pho-
tos by nightfall and headed home to
sleep (and prepare for her next real
assignment). But in a booth opposite
each other in a fast-food joint in exurban
Virginia as dawn broke, she edited her
photos as I wrote my story. I fed off her
diligence and commitment to the assign-
ment regardless of its whimsy. This is
why I love photographers. They are
generous. Their focus is both deep and
I talked to Carol after the prize was
announced Monday, after she gave a
newsroom speech about the duty to
depict death and tragedy in a newspaper.
You cant censor reality, she told me. It
occurred to me that rendering reality
into words is a kind of censorship;
regardless of the strength of your vocab-
ulary or the dexterity of your sentences,
you can never get it quite right. A photo
must be framed, yes, but the view
through that frame is otherwise raw and
Ive tried to inch my way into basic
photography over the past three years
because Ive felt like my writing/report-
ing ability has hit a wall this is a
somewhat derangedself-doubt that most
mortal writers share and because the
adage is true: A picture really is worth
1,000 words, and why shouldnt I try to
convey a story as economically as possi-
ble? Its rare for a written news article to
embed itself in the collective conscious-
ness. Yet many can immediately recall,
among others, Alfred Eisenstaedts V-J
Day kiss in Times Square, Eddie Adamss
photo of the execution of a Viet Cong
prisoner, and the bewildered horror of
Mary Ann Vecchios scream during the
Kent State massacre as snapped by John
So photographers were on my mind
whenI sawthe nauseating news Wednes-
day from Misurata, Libya, where Gettys
Chris Hondros and Restrepo director
Tim Hetherington were killed. By all
accounts, Hondros was a man who
wanted to be eyeball-to-eyeball with a
story, regardless of danger. His last
photos, filed hours before he died, dem-
onstrate that extreme commitment.
Through his camera, you recoil from the
flames and choke on the smoke as he
trails rebel fighters through a burning
house. Coincidentally, or perhaps appro-
priately, the front page of Wednesdays
Washington Post carried an image of his,
depicting a Libyan gravedigger prepar-
ing a hole in the ground for a civilian
Forty-one is too young to die, but
Hondros leaves behind images that re-
sound past his death like the one he
took in 2005 of a 5-year-old Iraqi girl
screaming after American soldiers killed
her parents as a precautionary measure.
No image no other medium, actually
is more powerful or succinct in commu-
nicating the collateral of war and the
bequeathal of terror. One image: A thou-
sand words. A life.
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MISDEED: When scandal erupted over
this 2005 image, Harrys defenders
argued that he was betrayed by a friend
with a camera at a costume party that
was intended to be private.
DIGGINGTHIS DUDE: Prince Harry helps plant a tree during the 2009 naming ceremony for the British Garden at Hanover
Square in NewYork. Williamand Harry were brought up with very different expectations, says one royal observer.
HES SOCOOL! Harry trekked over ice floes in a heroically bright orange
immersion suit during his recent North Pole charity adventure.
William has never come across as
more likable or relatable than when he
has given joint interviews with his broth-
er, when they tease like brothers do in a
way that cannot be faked, coached or
prepared for.
Maybe the official role of the spare is to
be the bridge to the king.
Prince Harry has never displayed the
vaguest hint of jealousy toward his older
brother and has talked fondly of his
future sister-in-law. As the dust settles
from this familial shift, Harry will begin
what is either a slow decline or a grand
coming into his own. One hopes for an
ascent. One predicts ascent.
Meanwhile, Harry appears happy with
his role and has spoken excitedly of his
best-man duties.
He has, after all, been preparing for
this his entire life.
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With a
photographer by my
side, I feel
muscular. I feel able
to grasp a story from
every angle, in every
pitches a line of luxury maternity
gowns onSharkTank (ABCat
8), while a SouthCarolina chef
offers homemade cakes, anda
couple fromMinnesota flaunt
their invention, a golf-bag-cooler
Whenyouhear Ke$ha you
dont necessarily think family-
friendly showfor kids, but the
singer plays herself on
Victorious (Nickelodeonat 8)
as Tori attempts to wina private
Singers Miranda Lambert,
Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride,
Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles,
Carrie Underwoodandthe Judds
are honoredonGirls Night Out:
Superstar Womenof Country
(CBS at 9), a two-hour special
withmany performances and
appearances fromvarious
country artists, including Sara
Evans, JasonAldeanand
Lamberts fiance, Blake Shelton.
enemies onSupernatural (CW
at 9), but they cant findit inthe
present day so they travel back
intime to the WildWest to search
for anally.
Only three more episodes
remainthis seasonfor Fringe
(Fox at 9), andthings start to get
crazier whenWalternate feels
particularly vengeful andcauses
all kinds of havoc inthe other
universe, also knownas over
Comedy special Talking
Funny (HBOat 9) puts Jerry
Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Louis
C.K. andChris Rock inone room
to discuss the crazy life of a
comedian. They talk about
everything fromwhether its
hilarious to use profanity ina
stand-upact to deciding whether
a topic is off-limits.
Inthe first segment of Royal
Wedding of aLifetime (Lifetime
at 9), the documentary series
looks at howPrince Williamand
Kate Middletonmet; inthe
episode at 10, experts predict
what life for the couple will be like
after the highly anticipatedroyal
wedding next week.
Barbara Walters sits downwith
singer EltonJohnandhis partner,
DavidFurnish, on20/20 (ABC
at 10) for aninterviewabout the
birthof their son, Zachary, and
howthey kept their baby news a
secret until he was bornfour
months ago.
Ferguson (CBS at 12:35) hosts
actresses Diane Lane andKaren
Emily Yahr
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NatGeo to rebroadcast Restrepo in wake of filmmaker Hetheringtons killing in Libya
he National Geographic Channel
announced Thursday that it will re-
telecast the documentary
Restrepo at 9 p.m. Monday, after news
that TimHetheringtonone of two men
who made the filmwas killed
Wednesday while covering the combat in
InJanuary 2010, the channel acquired
the global broadcast rights to Restrepo,
inwhich Hetheringtonand journalist
SebastianJunger (author of The Perfect
Storm) chronicled the deployment of a
U.S. Army platoonstationed at one of the
most dangerous outposts inAfghanistan.
NatGeo ranthe Academy Award-
nominated filminNovember. The replay
will include a tribute to Hetherington,
NatGeo said.
The movie focuses ona remote 15-man
outpost inthe Korengal Valley called
Restrepo, which was named for a medic
who was killed inaction.
OnAug. 7, Hetheringtonand Junger
went to the Summer TVPress Tour to talk
about Restrepo. Hetheringtonwas
asked what makes himneed to go and
do all this difficult work? and whether
there was any adrenaline or any sort of
thing like that thats also something that
you seek out.
Its important to cover stories that
gave meaning to me, Hetherington
You know, adrenaline is a small part
of that, but its not really the reasonwhy I
go back, he said. The same for the
soldiers whenthey fight. Soldiers fight in
war for, ultimately, brotherhood. The
adrenaline is a part of it but not the
driving factor.
Idol shift
Fox is moving AmericanIdol back to
Tuesday and Wednesday nights but
only for the seasonfinale.
The final performance episode will air
May 24. The final results night, whenthe
winner (cough James Durbincough)
is crowned, will air May 25.
Why the move?
The official 2010-11 TVseasonends the
night of May 25. If this seasons final
AmericanIdol results showaired
Thursday night that week, as it has all
this season, Fox would not get to include
the shows sure-to-be-big ratings inthe
networks seasonaverage.
Last seasons finale was no
barnburner, and it managed to clock
24 millionviewers. Fox doesnt have
many shows that attract 24 million
viewers. Heck, Fox doesnt have any
other shows that have 24 millionviewers.
Fox had decided to move the hit reality
Its important to cover stories that gave
meaning to me.
TimHetherington, speaking last year about Restrepo, the Afghanistan war documentary
he made with journalist Sebastian Junger. Hetherington was killed Wednesday while
documenting the fighting in Libya.
series fromits traditional Tuesday-
Wednesday play patternand air it instead
Wednesday and Thursday nights to
establish a beachhead onThursday night.
CBS had moved its Thursday reality hit
Survivor to Wednesday, so there was
plenty of roomfor Idol onThursday.
Thursday night is big inthe broadcast-
TVworld its whenmovie studios really
like to start pitching their weekend
openings ina big way, for instance,
because we apparently decide Thursday
night what movie were going to see that
Its also apparently the night we decide
what newcar were going to go test-drive
that weekend, and whichnewwasher
and dryer we want to look at. Weird, I
knowbut the networks have research.
Put Idol onThursdays and movie
studios, car companies and appliance
retailers come pouring in, wanting to
reach their potential customers and
willing to pay Idol ad rates. Everybody
Oprah books Frey
Truth-challenged author James Frey
and OprahWinfrey will continue their
use-use relationship next month whenhe
appears onone of her very last shows
while she is Queenof Syndicated
Daytime Talk TV.
Oprahs Harpo Productions wont say
what day hell showup just that it will
Lisa de Moraes
be sometime inMay.
Naturally, Oprahs looking to attract
the biggest audiences possible for her
final fewepisodes so she cango out with
a bang.
Frey will appear for the whole hour, to
talk about his newnovel, The Final
Testament of the Holy Bible.
Whenlast we sawFrey and Oprah
together onher show, inJanuary 2006,
he was onthe receiving end of quite a
verbal walloping. Oprahwas
understandably upset. First, she
endorsed the guys memoir, AMillion
Little Pieces, and had himonher showto
plug the book, which promptly shot to
2 millioncopies sold.
Then, whenrumors started that Frey
had partially fabricated the story, Oprah
stood by himininterviews, causing
pundits and navel-gazers to look at her
squiggly-eyed and write unpleasant
things about her credibility.
Then, it became painfully clear that he
had, infact, fabricated parts of his story.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Countrys superstars turn out to honor, from
left, Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Martina
McBride and Carrie Underwood on CBS at 9.
OSCAR-NOMINATEDFILM: Army Spec. Kyle Steiner is among the soldiers featured in the documentary Restrepo.
AUSE-USE SITUATION: James Frey takes a pounding over his memoir from
Oprah Winfrey on her show. Hell appear again next month to discuss a newbook.
So there he was, onOprahs show, with
his tail betweenhis legs while being lit
into by the Queenof Syndicated Daytime
Talk TVafter shed first told her
viewers, I made a mistake defending
Frey and his book. Onthat show, Frey for
the first time acknowledged that in
writing AMillionLittle Pieces, he
systematically lied.
I feel that you betrayed millions of
readers. . . . That bothers me greatly. . . . I
feel that you conned us all, Oprah
pounded and pounded some more.
It was brilliant television.
She was unrelenting, William
Bastone, founder of the Smoking Gun
Web site whichhad eviscerated Freys
book told The WashingtonPost. I
thought she was incredible. I thought she
was fabulous.
(Infall 2008, Oprahreportedly
contacted Frey to apologize for that on-
Now, Oprahhas a showto wrap up and
historic ratings to try to achieve. Frey has
a newnovel to plug, about the second
coming of Jesus incontemporary times
as anactive bisexual former alcoholic
with a prostitute girlfriend who aborts
her first child.
Oprah and Frey: onagain. Its a match
made inheaven.
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Twilight convention:
Not your teens retreat
Vampire lovers of a certain
age embrace weekend as an
escape from workaday life
Youve seen these women before.
When the weekend ends, they will go
back home to children, husbands or
co-workers who know them as the lady
with Taylor Lautner on her nails.
They have gathered for the Official
Twilight Convention, which came to Ar-
lington County last weekend, one stop on
a multi-city U.S. tour. Inside the Sheraton
National Hotel, it soon becomes clear
that Twilight fandom is not just for
teens. In fact, if the crowd here is any
indication, its not for teens at all.
In the young adult section of every
bookstore in America, there is a shelf
heavy with swooning vampires, fallen
angels and werewolves that just want to
be loved all the monstrous progeny of
the Twilight series. But the convention-
eers arent the fans who the book market-
ers and moviemakers envisioned, the
ones who initially embraced the series.
These are grown-ups: women in their
mid-20s to late 40s. Sure, some came to
the book through their daughters. But
most say they met online in groups such
as Facebooks Twilight Sorority or discov-
ered Stephenie Meyers novels in their
book groups. The convention finds them
sitting together at the hotel bar, laughing
over cocktails and wearing fitted T-shirts
expressing their preference for Team
Edward or TeamJacob or TeamThree-
Fangs? Nowhere to be seen. Skin glit-
ter? Only at Saturday nights Volturi
Vampire Ball.
The word convention calls up visions
of pasty teenage boys in glasses repaired
with duct tape strolling around looking
for die-cast spaceship figurines. But the
Twilight gatherings are less the female
equivalent of Star Trek conventions
than they are ladies-only spa retreats.
Its a weekend away from reality with
no redeeming social value, said Kara, a
librarian from Arlington.
To be sure, conventions such as this
one separate the women from the teens;
most teenagers dont have the disposable
income to come to the Sheraton National
for a weekend, where ticket prices range
from $25 for a one-day pass to $250 for a
VIP weekend package.
Not a lot of younger kids, said Erica
Watts of Virginia Beach, here with her
book club friend Doris Higgins-OBrien.
Normally late 20s and up, believe it or
not for a teen book series.
She scans the room. There might be as
many as eight men. There are more men
here than ever, Watts notes.
We have a group. Were all in our 40s.
Its been a nice friendship. Its 99 percent
women, said Benay Dunn of Crofton. I
brought my husband here last year
she trailed off, shaking her head. Too
many females.
Its true that male Twilight fans are a
rarity. I guess Im officially outing my-
self, Henry Holzmann said, grinning
behind his wire-rimmed sunglasses. He
conceded that this is displaying some
mild form of insanity. None of my family
watches it. I only talk about it on, like,
Facebook and stuff. I joined the Twilight
Sorority, a Facebook page. I was reluctant
to do so, being a guy. I didnt even join a
fraternity in college and here I am,
joining a sorority.
He contended that this is a great place
to meet women, although he didnt seem
to be having much luck. And well, so
many of them are married. Or have
boyfriends. Or kids.
And meeting real men is not what this
adult fandomis about. Its about embrac-
ing escapism, about knowing real life
all too well.
This crowd has moved past teenobses-
sions. People here know the difference
between love and stalking, between fairy
tale and reality. Those girls who pine for
vampire Edward? Sweetheart, that is a
fairy tale, said April Hancock, a mother
of five on her second vacation in 10 years.
(The first was also to a Twilight conven-
tion.) But they still enjoy the romance
and the company of women who under-
A great responsibility he hadnt bargained for
Dear Carolyn:
My wifes sister, a single mother to a
9-year-old, died suddenly. My wife and I,
who never wanted kids, have decided to
adopt our niece. I have absolutely no
clue what Imdoing, other than knowing
that all the plans I had for my life over
the next 10 years are out the window.
Howdo I learn to be a good parent when
this was never what I expected out of my
Suddenly a parent
How do people who expected
happily ever after regroup after being
widowed or divorced? How do
shopkeepers cope after technology
wipes out their trade? How do pro
athletes make a living after injuries end
their careers? Heck, how do accounting
majors adjust to an epiphany that
theyd rather be studying art?
Your actions are in the right place,
which suggests your heart is, too but
to keep it there, I think you need to
accept that what you expected in life
isnt, and never was, some kind of
cosmic promise. Plans get obliterated.
The fact of your new daughter speaks
poignantly to that.
Anyone who sees a future change
dramatically will feel shocked and a
little lost. Predictability feels safe, and
starting over feels anything but.
Yet people are built to process
enormous change. You came by your
pre-niece contentment by swallowing
huge doses of newness your wife was
a stranger to you once, right? You had
first days of work and school? You
faced the newness, and broke it down
into familiarity.
Youll do the same with fatherhood.
My practical advice is to take a
parenting class, secure the ear of a
trusted friend, and/or talk to adoption
agencies about transition resources.
Theyre all places to take your
questions. But the big-picture advice is
to stop, breathe and recognize this is
not wholly alien; youve been at the
bottom of steep learning curves before.
And anytime you dont feel up to it,
remind yourself of the adjustment your
niece is making and your wife, too,
who is likely also grieving in ways you
can only imagine.
Meanwhile, youre further along in
the fatherhood transformation than
you think: The most important, most
relentless truth about parenthood is
that Its Not About You Anymore. And
why did you decide to adopt your
niece? Because you realized this girl
needs you more than you need to stick
to your plans. Thats thinking like a
Also unless you and your wife
were planning to circumnavigate the
continent on a bicycle built for two,
theres a good chance youll be able to
incorporate significant portions of your
10-year plan into your new family life.
Kids dont sentence you to house
arrest. This little girl might expand
your world in ways you cant yet
But thats for later. Now, just carry
on by thinking small: Get through the
process, get through the shock, get
through the days. When faced with
unwieldy decisions, choose whats right
for, in this order of priority: your niece,
your family, your wife, you.
And keep this image in mind: When
people are learning to skate, they
mostly look down at their feet. As they
get confident, they look ahead. As
veterans, they look around freely.
Youve just stepped out there; the other
phases will come.
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Appreciation for jazz
thats truly legendary
Nancy Wilson will perform
at Strathmore and donate
gowns to Smithsonian
For decades Nancy Wilson has been
sending shivers through listeners with
her interpretations of jazz and pop
lyrics. The songs are classics, starting
with Guess Who I Saw Today, which
she stamped with her signature story-
telling in her first solo recording
session in 1959.
On Friday night, Wilson is appear-
ing at the Music Center at Strathmore,
an evening co-sponsored with Blues
Alley, and after she finishes maybe
How Glad I Am she will present
two gowns to the Smithsonian. The
formal gowns, one from her Grammy-
winning night in 2007, will be dis-
played at Strathmore before the con-
After the event, the donations will
go to the National Museum of Ameri-
can History, which houses the worlds
largest museum collection of jazz ma-
terials. This month the museum is
celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month,
and who better than Wilson to be a
part of the salute.
I think of her as one of the most
distinctive song stylists of our era.
There is no one else who sounds like
her, said John Edward Hasse, the
museums curator of American music.
She has great versatility, a remarkable
range of intensity, clear respect for the
lyrics and impeccable musicianship.
Wilsons own music appreciation
began at home in Ohio listening to
Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, LaVern
Baker, Ruth Brown and Louis Arm-
strong. She began singing profession-
ally at age 15. In 1959 she moved to New
York and within six weeks had signed
with Capitol Records. Her 1962 album
with Cannonball Adderley is still con-
sidered a classic. During her time with
Capitol, her sales were second only to
the Beatles. She has an astonishing
output of 70 albums.
Not only through her music has
Wilson, now 74, added to the chroni-
cles of jazz she was also the host of
Jazz Profiles on National Public Ra-
dio for almost a decade and promoted
jazz education through projects with
the Manchester Craftsmens Guild in
Lauded by other singers and her
fans, Wilson has won three Grammys
in the past four decades. She won for
How Glad I Am in 1964; and best jazz
vocal album for R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs,
Very Personal) in 2005 and Turned to
Blue in 2007.
Chicago takes spotlight in Debutante
treats to a South Side brothel. He is a
blowhard and a bully who later counsels
Lee, You dont learn a god damned
thing from defeat. This is the sort of
irony Just loves: Only pages earlier, the
schools headmaster had ruminated, A
man learned more from defeat than
from victory because defeat usually
came with a lesson.
When Marie sees a Rodin bust of a
Chicago debutante, she wants one of
herself for their mansion. Instead of
acquiescing, Tommy announces that he
is going to turn the entire estate into a
school and not just any school: A
school for boys, midwestern boys of good
family to showthose bastards in the East
what a real school looks like. . . . I know
what Im talking about. I went to seven
boarding schools, three in one year.
Lees parents like the idea of his
remaining in the Midwest, and so he
enrolls at Ogden Hall. There he will lead
book world from C1 the football team to its first undefeated
season and like many other students
wonder about the schools Rodin
sculpture of a young woman (presumed,
mistakenly, to be Marie). Later, he will
enroll at the University of Chicago,
where he will fall in love with Hyde Park
and with the daughter of a professor,
and will experience some of the best
(and worst) that the Windy City has to
And, all the while, Lee will sculpt. He
works in black marble, creating num-
bered, abstract pieces.
Toward the end of the novel, Lees
classmate Magda contacts him, wanting
to discuss the day she was assaulted.
Their lunch together is, like so much of
the book, an elegantly rendered and
poignant moment of self-discovery for
both characters.
But also like much of Rodins Debu-
tante, it has a flatness that left me
craving greater emotional connection
with Lee. The book is a series of
beautifully crafted set pieces in Lees life,
but it lacks the compelling narrative that
usually marks Justs work. There are
gaps in Lees story, beginning with the
reality that he doesnt seem to study art:
He just starts sculpting when he arrives
in Hyde Park.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the novel,
and it may very well be that Justs plan
was to lull us into contemplating the
sagas and stories that exist beneath the
ordinariness of most of our lives. The
novel opens, This is a true story, or true
as far as it goes. Lee has his own myths
about his life. So does Magda Serra. So
did Tommy Ogden. And as a meditation
on how different my truths are from
yours, Rodins Debutante left me
thinking long after I had finished the
Bohjalian is the author of 12 novels,
including Secrets of Eden, Midwives and
Skeletons at the Feast.
NGA adds two works to collection
The National Gallery of Art has added
two extremely different contemporary
artists Kerry James Marshall and
Anne Truitt to its permanent collec-
The gallery announced that Great
America, a 1994 work by Marshall, and
Knights Heritage, a 1963 sculpture by
Truitt, were purchased by the gallerys
Collectors Committee.
Marshall, anAfricanAmericanbornin
Birmingham, Ala., takes a point of histo-
ry, adds dark, almost silhouette forms,
and forces the viewer to decide whether
Marshall is poking fun or respecting his
In Great America, Marshall depicts
the middle passage, the horrific slavery
transport route from Africa across the
Atlantic, as anamusement park ride. The
dark figures are floating over blue water
headed to a tunnel, only to be greeted by
alarmed ghosts. The title is a play on
some amusement park names.
Truitt, who was born in Baltimore and
lived in the region for most of her life,
was one of the emerging female sculptors
of the 1960s.
In Knights Heritage, she marked off
wide bands of brown, yellow and black
with real grooves. It stands at attention
like a small wall. And the interpretation
of this work has varied from a tribute to
American writer and illustrator Howard
Pyle to the Camelot associations with the
John F. Kennedy administration.
They are very different works and
they fit very differently, said Harry
Cooper, the gallerys curator of modern
and contemporary art.
Marshall fills a big gap. We needmore
work by more young, mid-career living
artists and certainly African American
artists who deal with African American
subjects. Hopefully this will lead to
The Truitt work joins two sculptures
and one drawing of hers at the museum.
The three pieces we have are fromthe
1970s, but she had her breakthrough in
the early 1960s, Cooper said. Truitt died
in 2004. For historic reasons, it is
important to have one of those works.
She was defining herself against the
minimalist movement. You see an artist,
a woman artist, which is interesting, a
Washingtonian, which is interesting,
finding her way against this tough group
of minimalism artists.
Both works are scheduled to go on
view in the East Building on May 1.
GIFTED: Nancy Wilson arrives at the 2007 Grammy
Awards, where she won for best jazz vocal album.
The National
Gallery of Art sees
Kerry James
Marshalls Great
America, left, as
a step toward
including more
works by young,
mid-career artists
and African
Americans. Anne
Truitts Knights
Heritage, below,
represents her
breakthrough in
the early 1960s.
More than a few tricks up his record sleeve
Patrick McDonoughs art isnt
Nirvana, but its intriguing howhe
digs into Soundgarden and more
Twenty years ago 1991, the Year Punk
Broke the city of Madison, Wis., changed
the music industry, and my life, forever.
People like to geolocate the alternative rock
epicenter farther west, in Seattle, where
bands like Soundgarden and Nirvana played
their first barre chords. But producer Butch
Vig, the legendary blacksmith who wrought
the best alternative rock of the 90s, forged
albums like Nirvanas Nevermind and
Smashing Pumpkins Gish in Madison.
Seattle made the bands, but Madison made
the sound.
Before it closed last May, Smart Studios in
Madison stood as a mecca for rock fans like
me, whose adolescence was soundtracked by
the records Vig produced there. Like the other
preteen citizens of the Alternative Nation, I
marshaled whatever purchasing power I
could muster to help make Madisons records
go gold. I bought posters and T-shirts. I may
have been dimly aware that someone, some-
where, was cashing in on the alternative
energy that made me and so many others
unique but oh well, whatever, never mind.
Artist Patrick McDonough gets it. For a
show that hangs in the entryway to Civilian
Art Projects an alternative take on a
mainstream space McDonough has em-
ployed a Tower Records worth of alt-art
strategies, from tattoo ink to latex house
paint. If the work winds up feeling hollow,
theres a reason for that. McDonough makes
the commercial distribution of art his busi-
ness, nearly to the exclusion of any other
artistic concern.
That much is clear from 112003-bird-
house, McDonoughs reproduction of Smart
Studios. This dollhouselike model, complete
with patio furniture and roof shingles, hangs
in the entryway over the stairs leading to
Civilian on the second floor. Its a devotional
not only to the artists childhood (McDonough
grew up in Madison) but to the aesthetic
revolution of the early 1990s. His focus isnt
the independent musician but the indepen-
dent music studio one rent-seeker among
many who set up shop outside the temple of
the counterculture.
McDonough is young enough that he
probably remembers the perpetual teenage
fretting over artists selling out. His art, in any
case, is made in that paranoid style. For
112303-accent wall, a work that many view-
ers are bound to overlook, McDonough has
painted a wall inside the narrow entryway
Its his homage to Soundgardens Ultra-
mega OK, the bands 1988 studio debut
album. The record features tracks by the
names of 665 and 667. As a response,
McDonough painted the wall at Civilian with
latex house paint to match the Photoshop
color 665667 and, for $20 to $50 per square
foot, he will paint any wall you like the same
shade of purple.
Leigh Conner, the namesake of Conner
Contemporary Art, where McDonough is
employed, mentioned during the shows
opening that she might purchase a Mc-
Donough work by asking him to paint parts
of the wall obscured by other artworks
hanging in her home. McDonoughs show is
rife with potential for this kind of subversive
For example, 112303-tattoo note Mc-
Donoughs titling convention, seemingly de-
vised to frustrate newspaper editors cannot
be sold at all. For this piece, he had song lyrics
across his back, just as the character does in
the Hold Steady song from which he bor-
rowed the line. If he were to attempt to sell
this patch of skin as art, he would be violating
human-trafficking laws: pretty alternative.
Instead, he drew up a will pledging the
marked-up skin off his lower back to an
institution to be named at a later date. (He
named his partner, Leah Hunter, as the
McDonough only includes one convention-
al art object in the show: 110202-vinyl
record, a custom-cut pressing in an edition of
25, of backmasked audio from an episode of
The Joy of Painting. Hes made a cult vinyl
object featuring audio played backward, a
play on the subversive potential of pop that, in
this case, stars arts least threatening painter,
Bob Ross.
The piece again references Soundgarden:
Play 665 backward and you ll hear someone
saying I love Santa. The band had the
foresight to know that it would fall short of
the evil that metal was supposed to represent.
After that release, Soundgarden became the
first of the alternative bands to sign to a major
Why should McDonough make these over-
thought artworks to prove an academic point
about how alternative music was a commer-
cial distribution category, not an aesthetic
realm? The show teeters on the verge of
wonky. But one moment that rescues it from
utter cynicism: an errant brush stroke of
paint that appears on McDonoughs otherwise
featureless chipboard album sleeves.
It might be inspired by Bob Ross or it might
be inspired by Gerhard Richter. It doesnt
much matter where it came from. Mc-
Donoughs gestural abstraction bursts forth
like a blistering guitar solo fromSoundgarden
axman Kim Thayil in an MTV Buzz Bin clip.
The mark is a feature of the packaging, but it
still rings true. For work so narrowly con-
strued and academically predetermined as
McDonoughs to yield even fleetingly to
something so raw is a revelation.
McDonoughs hardly the only neurotic to
get worked up about how the industry works.
But through his art, hes not expressing
judgment. McDonough sympathizes with the
vulnerability of the earnest fan and acknowl-
edges the inevitability of commercial accre-
tion that follows artistic breakthroughs.
Glenn Gould once said, A record is a
concert without halls and a museum whose
curator is the owner. That was before David
Geffen and other moguls got their hands on
the music industry in the 90s. Contemporary
art is just as vunerable to posturing, from
execs and artists alike. Despite it all, Mc-
Donough still manages to work in a good riff.
Capps is a freelance writer.
Opening Act
Through May 28 at Civilian Art Projects, 1019 Seventh
St. NW. 202-607-3804. Wednesday-Thursday and
Saturday 1-6 p.m. www.civilianartprojects.com.
TURNINGUP THE VOLUME: McDonoughs 110202-vinyl record contains audio, played
backward, froman episode of The Joy of Painting.
GETTINGSMART: Patrick McDonoughs 112003-birdhouse pays homage to Smart Studios in Madison, Wis.
much that Jerusalem glorifies John-
ny as recognizes in telling glimpses
what he represents in the national
character and how that character has
Rewardingly, too, Jerusalem is a
large canvas, and under the resource-
ful guidance of director Ian Rickson,
the cast of 16 a veritable horde for a
straight play on Broadway adds to
the evenings vivid spectrum. In partic-
ular, John Gallagher Jr. and Mackenzie
Crook, as two of the latter-day Lost
Boys who glom onto Johnny for fellow-
ship and a reliable high in the woods,
imbue their characters with authentic
feels for the insecurities of young men
theater review from C1 unsure of their identities. Alan David
is splendid, too, playing a local eccen-
tric who finds in Johnny a kindred
lunatic spirit.
The plot-driving happenstance of
Jerusalem is Johnnys status as pub-
lic nuisance No. 1. Though his trailer
brought to life in all its decorous
shabbiness by set designer Ultz is
parked on what he claims to be the
Byrons ancestral land, the residents of
the adjacent housing development
want him and his noisy cocaine and
weed parties out. The evening begins
with a dazzling juxtaposition: A young
woman (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) in an-
gels costume attempts to sing a verse
of the title song, only to be drowned
out by the blasts of rock music from
The daredevil of
Jerusalem who
represents a nation
OPENINGHYMN: The interruption of
a singing angel, played by Aimee-Ffion
Edwards, sets the tone of Jerusalem.
Johnnys loudspeakers.
Butterworth, author of the atmo-
spheric, small-time gangster play
Mojo that was a success at Studio
Theatre this season, allows us to
clearly see why Johnny is so irresistible
to the band of educationally subnor-
mal outcasts who gather at his en-
campment. Hes a relic of old England,
and yet hes also the embodiment of
eternal youth, an uber-rebel: pirate,
biker and rocker rolled into one. (If the
plays dissolute young folk had
dropped into a theater a few decades
earlier, theyd have filled out the
ensemble of Hair.)
Of course, Johnnys completely inef-
fectual, too. Hes all pointless bravado,
his quests poignantly quixotic. Be-
loved spongers, Johnny cries, We are
going to behead the mayor, imprison
the Rotary Club!
The play takes wing ever more
fleetly on Rylances astonishing exer-
tions. His Johnny is one of those
enthralling beings whose flaws seem to
evaporate in the exuberant boil of
magnetic personality; how totally he
wins us over is apparent in the
characters most awkward moments,
when he uncomfortably tries to strike
up a conversation with his little boy
(Mark Page). You find yourself feeling
much more for what the man has lost
than the boy.
It must be noted, though, that some
on this side of the Atlantic the piece
started at Londons Royal Court The-
atre will struggle with Jerusa-
lems Englishness. Some of the refer-
ences have been altered for American
audiences, and, still, non-Anglophiles
may feel at times they should have
boned up on snooker and candy floss
and the finer points of English coun-
try life.
Then again, there is nothing the
tiniest bit obscure in what Rylance is
creating on the stage of the Music Box
stage. A great performance establishes
its own universal lexicon.
by Jez Butterworth. Directed by Ian Rickson.
Sets and costumes, Ultz; lighting, Mimi
Jordan Sherin; sound, Ian Dickinson; original
music, Stephen Warbeck. With Danny
Kirrane, Molly Ranson, Max Baker, Charlotte
Mills, Barry Sloane. About three hours. At
Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 43rd St., New
York. Visit www.telecharge.com or call
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Larranaga to meet
with Miami officials
George Mason Coach Jim
Larranaga will discuss the head
coaching vacancy at the ACC
shcool. D2
United falls hard
The hard-driving charge of
the Red Bulls led by
Thierry Henrys two first-half strikes
proves too much for D.C., which falls
4-0 at RFK Stadium. D3
Nationals Journal Adam Kilgore gets you ready for the start of the series in Pittsburgh.
The Insider Details on the Redskins and who will announce the teams second-round draft pick.
Soccer Insider Steven Goff recaps last nights United game and sets up the weekend.
death is
to handle
Bacterial meningitis
killed Nats prospect,
prompts changes
Caps need to go for the kill while they have a chance
Pleasure and pain
Wall wanted to make everyone happy his rookie year, and he paid the price
Capitals vs. Rangers
What: Game 5, Eastern Conference quarterfinals. When: Tomorrow, 3 p.m. (WRC-4, WBAL-11). Where: Verizon Center.
n Saturday afternoon, we
will find out exactly how
much the Washington
Capitals learned fromlast
springs first-round ouster.
Nowis the time for the
Capitals to eliminate the New
York Rangers, accomplish
something they havent done in
13 years and prove that allowing
the Montreal Canadiens to
stagger back to their feet a year
ago was a hard lesson learned,
not just another premature exit
for a franchise whose postseason
history is defined by them.
Henrik Lundqvist and his
teammates are exhausted,
flustered and, judging fromthe
vibe in the downcast home
dressing roomafter Wednesdays
double-overtime 4-3 loss in Game
4 at Madison Square Garden,
doubts have begun creeping into
the Rangers collective psyche.
With one more win, the
Capitals can wrap up a series in
five games for the first time since
beating Ottawa in the semifinals
in 1998. They lost Game 3, but
won the next two, closing out the
Senators on home ice. Later that
spring, they made the clubs only
Stanley Cup finals appearance.
I remember with
[Muhammad] Ali, they would
always say he had a great killer
instinct when he got you in
trouble, Coach Bruce Boudreau
said. Other guys would let you
off the hook.
Twelve months ago, the
Capitals were the other guys.
The similarities between the
series, in fact, are striking.
Against the Canadiens, the
Capitals seized a three-games-to-
one lead with a 6-3 victory at Bell
Centre and could have clinched
two nights later on F Street.
Instead, by the time Game 5 was
seven minutes old, the visitors
were ahead 2-0, Verizon Center
had fallen silent and the
momentumof the series had
swung for good. The Capitals did
not win another game and
became the first top-seeded team
to blowa 3-1 series lead to an
eighth-seeded team.
It was an inexcusable collapse,
despite the rationalizations
offered afterward.
One excuse was that the
Capitals got caught looking
ahead while the determined
Canadiens stayed in the moment.
Another was that a lengthy delay
on hockey continued on D8
Tarik El-Bashir
with a few

Grunfeld says he
hasnt talked extension,
but isnt concerned. D6

Nats fall back into

slump, held to two hits
in 5-0 loss to Cards. D5
efore he turned the NBAs annual
showcase of top rookies and sec-
ond-year talents into a platformfor
his incredible playmaking and
sharing skills, John Wall received a
request. Rookie assistant coach and Hall of
Famer Kevin McHale walked up to Wall at
halfcourt and told himthat he had promised
fellow NBA-TV analyst Chris Webber that he
would get him to do the Dougie, the
popular dance that Wall had used to infor-
mally announce himself to Washington and
the league at the Wizards home opener.
Wall smiled, tapped fists with McHale and
said, Okay, sir.
Wall won most valuable player honors at
the Rookie Challenge at Staples Center as he
set a record with 22 assists and did the dance
not once, but three times, celebrating the
final time after being on the receiving end of
an alley-oop dunk that secured the win. The
stellar performance during All-Star Week-
end on a night when he upstaged Los
Angeles Clippers rookie Blake Griffin in his
own building was a perfect example of
what has come to define Wall in his infant
wall continued on D7
Point guard John Wall averaged 16.4 points and 8.3 assists in a standout rookie season during which he had to battle injuries.
ut of respect for the
transparency Ted Leonsis
provides to all paying
customers, I have decided to
make public my own exit
interviews with the Washington
With the caveat that the
2010-11 season was the first
stated year of the rebuild
whereby management has
decreed stockpiling draft picks
and freeing up salary-cap room
more seminal than winning
basketball games I will be
mindful that a 23-59 teamcannot
be merely judged on its record
After all, there were slam-
dunk contests for which to
prepare, suspensions for getting
in fights with one another, the
second-worst road mark to start
a season in NBAhistory (0-25)
and, okay, a new, brave hope for
the future who wears No. 2
and is also the first Wizard to
take a seat in the office:
JOHNWALL: Ive seen the
numbers and the video
highlights. You, young fella,
should be the rookie of the year
not Blake Griffin. (He was hurt
a year ago. Fine, I get it. But what
league redshirts players for
award purposes?) I amalso
paying no mind to the statistic in
which you are listed as only a
handful of No. 1 picks not to help
your teamrecord-wise your first
year. Immaterial. You balled,
Jimmy Wall. You worked. Every
day, which cant be said of your
supporting cast.
I know. There are probably
times you wished you stayed at
Kentucky, where they pay better
and you only lost three games in
a season as opposed to
Washington, where you have lost
three in five days. But things will
get better. Work on your jump
shot and, most of all, slowdown,
physically and mentally. Be
patient. Just . . . wait until the
summer of 2012.
See, deep down, no matter
wise continued on D7
He was forced
to realize, as
exceptional as
he is,
hes human and
he does have
Brian Clifton, Walls business
manager and longtime mentor
More than a week before his
death, Yewri Guillen called his
mother from inside the Washing-
ton Nationals baseball academy
in Boca Chica, Dominican Repub-
lic. They had seen each other
three days earlier, at his home in
Nigua, when his head first began
throbbing. Mami, Guillen told
Sandra Perdomo, my head hurts
As a Nationals athletic trainer
tended to Guillen, his headache
and fever worsened. It looked like
he had the flu. On April 8, he
asked to return home to Nigua, a
coastal municipality about 90
minutes west of the academy. At 5
a.m. on April 15, a budding pros-
pect discovered by the Nationals
in fall 2009, whose baseball skill
became his working-class familys
hope for a better life, was dead.
Yewri Guillen grew up in a small,
wooden house and played short-
stop almost every day, in a park
his mother could see through the
window. He was 18.
He was a bright kid, Perdomo
said in Spanish in a telephone
interview from the Dominican
Republic. And he had a bright
future. Here, the coaches and all
that sawhimplay saidthat he was
going to go far. He was a great
Nationals officials had no way
to know Guillens headache and
fever foretolda fatal case of bacte-
rial meningitis, a rare, menacing
disease that is difficult to detect
until it brings a victimnear death.
Major League Baseball investiga-
tors believe the Nationals did all
that could have been expected of
them to treat Guillen and to pre-
guillen continued on D5
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Navy announced on Thursday
that football Coach Ken Niumat-
alolo has agreed to a long-term
contract extension. Details of the
contract were not released.
A formula for the continued
success of our football program
has beenour commitment toqual-
ity continuity, Navy Athletic Di-
rector Chet Gladchuk said in a
statement. Keeping our excellent
staff in place has always been a
goal and that begins with our out-
standing and accomplished head
coach. We nowhave a roadmap in
place that can allow for Kenny to
continue leading our team for
years to come.
In three seasons at Navy, Niu-
matalolo has led the Midshipmen
to a 27-14 record and three bowl
berths. The Midshipmen won the
Commander-in-Chief s Trophy
the first two years. Niumatalolos
27 wins are the most in school
historyfor acoachinhis first three
years, and he is one of only three
Navy coaches to beat Notre Dame
inback-to-back years.
Im excited that I will be the
head football coach at the Naval
Academyfor alongtime, Niumat-
alolo said in the statement. I love
the people I work with on a daily
basis and its truly an honor to
coach some of the finest young
meninthe country.
Matt Bonesteel
The NCAA is delaying its deci-
sion on whether to continue sanc-
tioning the troubled Fiesta Bowl
until later this year, sayingit needs
the event will be managed in the
Sacramento Mayor Kevin John-
son and other political and busi-
ness leaders emerged from meet-
ings with NBA officials optimistic
about their efforts to keep the
Kings intown.
A week after Johnson made a
desperate pitch to the NBA Board
of Governors in New York that
fact-finding team to Sacramento,
the mayor believes he made an-
other splash when they arrived.
He presented $9.2 millionincom-
mitments for new advertising,
ticket purchases and other finan-
cial support from regional busi-
nesses and other backers to pre-
vent the team from moving to
Anaheim, Calif.
Johnson said his pitch to Clay
Bennett, the Oklahoma City
Thunder owner and the NBAs re-
location committee chairman,
and league attorney Harvey Ben-
jamin made a strong impression.
He originally promised $7 million
to league owners and NBA Com-
missioner DavidStern.
If you go back a week ago from
today, we thought it was virtually
over, said Johnson, a former NBA
all-star. And not only did we pre-
vent the teamfromleaving, we got
And when we said $7 million, and
the commissioner said, Well,
prove it, he sent ateamout andwe
over delivered. I mean, this is Sac-
ramento. This is what makes us
great. . . .
Kevin Love was a runaway win-
ner of the NBAs Most Improved
Player award. He received 66 of a
possible 116 first-place votes and
400 points froma panel of sports-
writers andbroadcasters. . . .
Shooting guard Alec Burks is
draft. He said he plans to hire an
agent inthe coming days. . . .
Michigan sophomore guard
Darius Morris has declaredfor the
NBA draft, though he has not
Georgetown womens basket-
ball Coach Terri Williams-Flourn-
oy has been named an assistant
coach for Team USA at the Wom-
ens World University Games.
Iowa States Bill Fennelly will be
the head coach, and Duquesnes
Suzie McConnell-Serio, who
played with Williams-Flournoy at
Penn State, will be the other assis-
tant. The World University Games
will be held Aug. 14-21 in Shen-
zhen, China.
Matt Bonesteel
Anaheim Ducks winger Jarkko
Ruutu was suspended for one
game by the NHL for a late hit on
Nashvilles Martin Erat on
Wednesday inGame 4of the West-
ernConference playoff series. . . .
Loui Eriksson of the Dallas
Stars, Nicklas Lidstromof the De-
troit Red Wings and Martin St.
Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning
arethefinalists for theNHLs Lady
Byng Memorial Trophy for sports-
manship.. . .
Veteran marketing executive
Laurel J. Richie was hired to lead
the WNBA, becoming the leagues
thirdpresident as it enters its 15th
Fromnews services
and staff reports
Niumatalolo reaches long-term deal at Navy
Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo on his extension: Imexcited that I
will be the head football coach at the Naval Academy for a long time.
I think this was precisely the type of
win they needed. I amnot sure if they
win this kind of game a year ago.
Columnist Tracee Hamilton during her online chat on the Caps Game 4
double-OT win. A full transcript can be found at washingtonpost.com/sports.
Capitals fans and their fantastic fanaticism
here are a couple of
tangible ways to measure
the amount of Caps
excitement percolating in D.C.
this spring. For example,
Wednesdays double-overtime
win over the Rangers posted
peak TV ratings of 9.16 in the
D.C. market and 4.97 in the
Baltimore market during
overtime, meaning about
273,000 homes in this area were
tuned in to Comcast SportsNet.
That also means that three of the
networks highest-rated Caps
games already have happened
during this series, which will
almost certainly be the best-
rated Caps playoff series in CSN
But for less numerical
measures of fanaticism, lets turn
to my e-mail and Twitter
inboxes, which have been filled
with tales of notable passion in
recent days.
Take Julie Oldach, for
example, who e-mailed me after
Game 2. Seems her enthusiastic
celebration of a Verizon Center
goal caused a bit of a problem
with her engagement ring.
We were clapping and high-
fiving everyone around us and I
felt a pinch on my finger and saw
what happened, she wrote me.
The ring broke at the joint;
luckily the diamond didnt come
Oldach took off the diamond
and put it in her wallet for
safekeeping; she and her
husband then went to New York
to celebrate their 13th
anniversary, sans engagement
Incidentally, as she was
leaving the arena after Game 2,
she saw another woman in her
section crawling on the floor,
who explained that she had lost
the diamond from her ring.
I mean, this is some serious
clapping, no? I tweeted the story,
thinking readers might get a
chuckle out of such good cheer,
and it turns out that Julie is far
from alone.
The stone in my ring (not
engagement ring) flew off from
clapping so hard, back when we
started our comeback in early
March, Lulu Hickey wrote me.
Foolish me just put it back
together and kept wearing it. It
flew off again during the last
game against the Canes, and
then again in game [1] in OT.
Luckily, each time someone next
to me has found it. I finally
decided to not wear it anymore
since I guess, from my jubilant
elation, I cant keep the stone in
its place! Worth losing 100
stones to get to the Cup!
Is this strictly a female
dilemma? Hardly. One male
reader, for example, claimed he
broke a watch by fist-pumping
too vigorously during a regular
season meeting with the Sabres.
Men have other ways to
express their Caps fandom aside
from mere watch-shattering fist
pumps. Take the curious case of
Jay Carlson, who has been
sending me photos of himself
and a friend dressed up in red
jerseys near various D.C.
statuary, to show the town and
the fans are behind the Caps all
the way.
Zach Crowe, unprompted,
sent me a photo of his pickup
truck, flying Caps flags with the
U.S. Capitol in the background. I
guess thats what you do during
the playoffs.
This town has caps fever! he
wrote. Not since 1991-1992 Skins
has this city had a team with this
type of mettle.
And Austin Alderman, a
Maryland student, may have
claimed the prize with an e-mail
bearing the subject line 2OT
bed destroyal. Attached was a
photo of a bed, destroyed.
I was watching the game in
bed [Wednesday] night, stomach
in knots like everyone else,
Austin wrote. When Chimera
tapped in the game winner, I
shot up out of bed what felt like
four or five feet and let out a
scream as if Id just won the
Stanley Cup myself.
When he came down well,
bed destroyal says it all. Turns
out Austin is subletting the room
for the semester, so it wasnt
actually his own bed that
splintered. Its owner is studying
abroad at the moment.
Hey, at least Ill have a cool
story for him, Austin concluded.
Quick Fix
Excerpts fromwashingtonpost.com/baseball-insider
McCourts going,
going, but not quietly
There probably isnt a soul,
fromLos Angeles clear across to
NewYork, who wants Frank
McCourt to ownthe Dodgers
anymore, withthe apparent
exceptionof McCourt himself.
Dodgers fans have already spoken
withtheir wallets a reported
dropof 40 percent inseason
ticket sales over the past four
Commissioner BudSelig spoke on
behalf of baseballs other 29
owners, andreally, anyone who
believes the Dodgers shouldbe
one of the games jewel
franchises: McCourt needs to go
away. AlthoughSelig doesnt have
the authority to yank the Dodgers
away fromMcCourt andinfact,
Selig must accept muchof the
blame for allowing McCourt to
buy the teaminthe first place,
whenmany were questioning the
latters financial soundness and
local ties he took the most
aggressive stephe could,
announcing that MLBwouldbe
taking over the day-to-day
operations of the team.
The biggest questionnowis
whether McCourt, reportedly
problems andstill inthe midst of
anugly divorce, will goquietly. The
statement he releasedWednesday
night curiously, he waitedsome
sevenhours after Seligs statement
tomake his response hardly
soundedlike apeace offering.
The Dodgers are incompliance
withMLBs financial guidelines,
McCourt said. Onthis basis, it is
commissioners decision.
That sounds like a man
preparedto fight to the end,
despite everyone inthe world,
including his ownpeople
Dodgers fans seemingly lined
upagainst him.
Dave Sheinin
Hot Topic College basketball
Larranaga on Miamis radar
George Mason coach
expected to meet with
ACC school on Friday
George MasonCoachJimLarranga is
expected to meet withUniversity of Miami
officials about its mens basketball coaching
vacancy onFriday, two sources with
knowledge of the situationsaid late
Larranaga had not accepted the job as of
late Thursday. Althoughthe sources, who
spoke onconditionof anonymity because of
the sensitive nature of the topic, did not
believe Larranaga had decided to leave,
they thought the coachwas leaning that
way. George Masons players were expecting
their coachto leave, a third source said.
Since the seasonended, Larranaga and
George Masonhave beenengaged intalks
concerning a contract extension, university
officials said. His current deal ends after the
2015-16 season. He also had conversations
regarding improved contracts for his staff,
the sources said.
Its not about the money, one source
said. Its about showing a little love.
Aschool official said Larranaga was
meeting withAthletic Director Tom
OConnor Thursday night but did not know
the nature of the meeting.
Larranaga received a contract extension
inthe spring of 2008 that bumped his base
salary to $525,000. That deal was
negotiated after Larranaga interviewed at
Providence, his alma mater.
Larranaga did not immediately returna
phone message.
Larranaga, 61, has guided the Patriots to
five NCAAtournaments in14 seasons,
including the 2006 Final Four. This past
season, George Masonreceived anat-large
berthand defeated Villanova before losing
to top-seeded Ohio State.
Miami is searching for a replacement for
Frank Haith, who recently was named
coachat Missouri.
Staff writer Mike Wise contributed to this report.
JimLarranaga, 61, has guided George Mason to five NCAAtournaments in 14 seasons in Fairfax, including the 2006 Final Four.
The Posts Dan Steinberg will be joined in the studio by NBCs
David Gregory and CSNs Brian Mitchell and Ryan OHalloran.
Dan Steinberg
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Willis sticks with Old Faithful and grabs lead at the Heritage
Garrett Willis couldnt give up
on Old Faithful, no matter how
many flashy, newbelly putters he
tested out this week.
Willis entered the Heritage
seeking answers to his poor put-
ting and had planned to park his
longtime Scotty Cameron model.
As he walked to the range Thurs-
day morning, though Willis just
couldnt go through with it and
asked his caddie to go back to
my car and get Old Faithful.
Good thing he did. Willis had a
run of six straight birdies on the
front nine on the way to a
7-under-par 64 and a one-shot
lead in the suspended first round
in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Obviously, very excited about
putting this well, and having a
chance to making the cut for a
change, Willis said.
He held a one-stroke edge over
Arjun Atwal, Matt Bettencourt,
Chad Campbell and Tim Herron
and was two shots in front of
Mark Wilson, Camilo Villegas
and 2009 Heritage winner Brian
Luke Donald, No. 3 in the
world, led a group at 67 in a
round slowed by a rain delay of 2
hours 16 minutes. Because of the
delay, 18 players were unable to
finish before dark.
Donald could move to No. 1
with a win.
That might be a tall order if
Willis maintains the putting
touch he showed in the first
Williss only PGA Tour victory
came at the Tucson Open in 2001,
also his first start on the tour. It
has been a struggle for Willis to
keep his pro career going at
times. He fell to 228th on the
money list in 2005 and regained
his playing privileges in 2009
with a 12th-place finish on the
Nationwide Tour money list.
The putting problems sur-
faced this season as Willis has
made only two cuts in eight
tournaments, shooting 78-78 last
week for an early exit in the Texas
Open. Hes 177th in the tours
putting rankings and got fed up
giving away strokes on the green.
We cant make them all. Im
fully aware of that, he said. But
for some reason some of these
guys do week in and week out.
Willis was on a full-out search
for a winning replacement putter
this week. He brought four put-
ters with him, had three more
made at Harbour Town and had
his father ship in three more.
Willis was ready to go with a
belly putter he used in Tuesdays
practice round and in warmups
before his starting time. Sudden-
ly, Williss resolve disappeared
and Old Faithful was back.
I cant pull the trigger, he
Willis wasnt so confident in
his last-second choice after miss-
ing a simple 12-footer for birdie
on the first hole. His game and
attitude changed for good on
the next hole when Willis made
an eight-foot birdie putt to start
his run. I said, Wow, maybe I
can make a putt, Willis recalled.
CHINA OPEN: South Koreas
Han Chang-won shot an 8-under
64 to take a one-stroke lead in
the suspended first round in
Chengdu, China.
Han had six birdies in a front-
nine 30 on the Luxehills Interna-
tional Country Club course.
Garrett Willis, shown teeing off on the 12th hole, is one shot ahead of
Arjun Atwal, Matt Bettencourt, Chad Campbell and TimHerron.
For United, still long way to go
Red Bulls prove to be
in a different class
at RFK Stadium
D.C. United has made consid-
erable strides in regaining re-
spectability this season, but on
Thursday night, the club learned
the lengths it will need to go to
become an MLS Cup contender.
The New York Red Bulls com-
mandeered the match at the start
with a stylish display and were
scarcely threatened in a 4-0 victo-
ry before 18,052 at RFKStadium.
French legend Thierry Henry
scored twice before halftime, Joel
Lindpere added a counterattack-
ing goal and Juan Agudelo, a
rising U.S. national team star,
converted a breathtaking volley
in added time as the Red Bulls
thumped their Eastern Confer-
ence rivals.
United (2-3-1) was on the de-
fensive from the opening mo-
ments, and despite being within
twogoals until the desperate stag-
es, it never seemed capable of
drawing even. The Red Bulls (3-
1-2) moved the ball with rhythm
and precision and exploited Unit-
eds soft spots in midfield and
Branko Boskovic, who entered
at halftime, was Uniteds lone
inspiration, testing the Red Bulls
thrice in the last 20 minutes.
United Coach Ben Olsen made
one change to the lineup, insert-
ing center back Perry Kitchen for
Ethan White, a fellow rookie who
filled in admirably while the first-
round draft pick was away with
the U.S. under-20 national team
and then fell ill.
The RedBulls, meantime, have
assembled a roster with legiti-
mate championship aspirations.
Dwayne De Rosario, one of the
leagues most decorated players,
was the latest piece to the puzzle,
joining the club this month to fill
a need in the central attack.
ry and Luke Rodgers on the front
line, United was driven into a
defensive posture in the early
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid re-
quired medical attention in the
second minute after being kicked
in the head by Rodgers, who was
attempting to redirect Henrys
cross. NewYork was menacing on
the right flank with speedy wing-
er Dane Richards and versatile
defender Jan Gunnar Solli.
United labored to sustain pos-
session and turned to counterat-
tacks and long balls to penetrate
the NewYork back line.
In the 12th minute, the Red
Bulls pressure translated into a
lead ona fluid sequence launched
fromtheir end.
Rafael Marquez, a Mexican
World Cup defender, sent the ball
to Richards, who touched it wide
to the overlapping Solli for a clear
run on the wing. The Norwegian
served an exquisite cross into the
heart of the penalty area. Henry
found a pocket of space and nod-
ded a 10-yarder over Hamid.
United generated quality op-
portunities midway through the
half. Josh Wolff s pass launched
Charlie Davies, but MLSs leading
scorer was too heavy with his
touchintothe boxandspunashot
wide of the near post. Two min-
utes later, Kitchen failed to make
contact on a side volley deep in
the box.
Unfazed, New York went back
on the prowl. Henry stripped De-
jan Jakovic and set up De Rosario
for a searing shot that missed
In the 38th, Richards and Solli
exploited Uniteds left side for
another goal. On a give and go,
Solli collected Richardss one-
touch pass, muscled away Marc
Burch to reach the end line and
crossed into the six-yard box.
Kitchen, retreating to protect the
near post, pokedit intothepathof
the incoming Henry, who tucked
a low shot past the charging
It was so easy, the Red Bulls
barely celebrated.
At the start of the second half,
Olsen addressed his over-
whelmed midfield by inserting
Boskovic for Dax McCarty. United
was better in possession but
lacked a decisive pass and finish-
ing touch. In the 59th minute,
with New York goalkeeper Bouna
Coundoul off his line, Fred was
woefully off target from outside
the box.
Olsen inserted Joseph Ngwe-
nya (for Davies) and Santino
Quaranta (for defender Chris
Korb), leaving 2010 rookie of the
year Andy Najar on the bench.
After Boskovics 30-yard free
kickstruckthe crossbar, Lindpere
tookadvantage of Uniteds under-
manned backline, capping a 45-
delicious cutback on Clyde
Simms and a low shot into the
near corner.
Five minutes later, Henry de-
parted to respectful applause.
Coundoul thwarted Boskovic
and Dejan Jakovic before Bosk-
ovic hit theright post. Agudelo, an
18-year-old forward, capped the
rout by holding off two defenders,
flicking the ball to himself and
crashing a volley past Hamid.
United Notes: The club is off
this weekend and will host the
NewEngland Revolution in a U.S.
Open Cup qualifier Tuesday at
Maryland SoccerPlex.
Joel Lindpere, left, scored against Perry Kitchen and D.C. United.
Kitchen, a defender, was back in the lineup following an illness.
4 0
Thierry Henry and the Red Bulls were usually at least one step ahead of Dejan Jakovic, left, and D.C. United. Henry scored twice in the win.
Excerpts fromThe Posts high school sports web site
Freshman leads
N. Stafford to win
What has made North
Staffords sixth-ranked boys
soccer team so dangerous this
season was on display early
Thursday night in a 4-0 win
over Albemarle.
In the 12th minute, forward
Pa Lamin Fofana took a pass
and dribbled at a defender,
stopped on a dime and cut
inside. The move twisted his
opponent and forced him, as
he fell, to extend a leg and take
down Fofana for a penalty. The
lanky striker converted for the
first of his two first-half goals.
The freshman has added
his tremendous skill to an
already multifaceted attack
that features Virginia-bound
midfielder Kyler Sullivan, his
younger brother Sheldon
Sullivan and forward Grant
Fofana, though, undeniably
stole the show, scoring twice
and adding two assists to
increase his area-best goal
total to 16.
The Gambia native, who
moved to Stafford last July,
started the scoring with his
penalty, and then earned a free
kick in the 27th minute. The
freshman paced backward and
struck the same pre-free kick
pose as one of the worlds
biggest stars, Cristiano
Ronaldo, then put his kick
inside the far post.
In the second half, Fofana
crossed to Adiel Manzano to
set up the third goal, then
pressured a turnover to set up
a final goal for the Bears (7-2-1,
6-1-1 Virginia AAA
The thing with high school
is there are a lot of athletes
but with him hes a soccer
player, hes a real soccer
player, Kyler Sullivan said.
He can hold the ball, he can
go at people, anything we need
him to do he can do.
Paul Tenorio
For Saints, brain power
Making in-game defensive
adjustments is not a mental
challenge for St. Stephens/St.
Agnes girls lacrosse seniors
Hannah Mullen and Claire
Curran, who have signed with
Harvard and Yale, respectively.
So when Saints Coach
Kathy Jenkins called timeout
with her team trailing
Georgetown Visitation by two
in an Independent School
League game, she expected the
defensive duo to take in her
advice and make sure the team
executed it.
Did they ever.
After giving up a goal with
11 minutes 39 seconds left in
the half, the Saints (16-2, 4-0
ISL) shut out the Cubs (6-3,
3-2) over the last 36 minutes
and cruised to an 18-5 win.
Theyve been fabulous this
year, Jenkins said. Claire is a
true lefty, so she can really
force their strong players to
the left. . . . Hannahs a real
good leader back there. Shes
been a little bit injured, so we
rested her at times so we could
have her back there for her
leadership and direction.
Jenkins said Mullen and
Curran are both quiet,
thoughtful leaders, but its a
role they embrace.
Its absolutely our
responsibility, Mullen said.
We have a lot of young
players back there and its our
job to know whats going on
and identify the problems.
The Cubs gave the Saints
plenty of problems early.
Coach Emma Wallace asked
her team before the game to
come out with fire and
Casey Lindlaw came up
with two goals in the first
eight minutes to help give the
Cubs the lead.
Those first couple goals
that we got really pumped us
up, Wallace said. But theyre
going to answer back; theyre a
great team.
The Saints answer came in
the form of harrying
Georgetown Visitations
cutters. The Cubs had sliced
around from behind the net
for several goals early, but
once the Saints made that
adjustment, they played lights-
out defense.
Andy Marso
Freshman forward Pa Lamin Fofana, left, had two goals and two
assists as sixth-ranked North Stafford defeated Albemarle, 4-0.
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Hernandez (R) 2-1 2.88 2-2
Karstens (R) 1-0 4.50 1-0
Billingsley (R) 1-1 4.91 2-2
Coleman (R) 1-0 4.22 1-1
Chacin (R) 3-0 1.64 3-0
Sanchez (R) 0-1 5.51 1-2
Saunders (L) 0-2 6.32 1-2
Pelfrey (R) 0-2 9.72 0-4
Figueroa (R) 0-2 7.31 1-2
Gallardo (R) 1-1 4.62 2-2
Volquez (R) 2-0 6.75 3-1
McClellan (R) 2-0 1.89 3-0
Hamels (L) 1-1 4.32 2-1
Richard (L) 1-0 4.50 2-2
Hanson (R) 1-3 3.86 1-3
Bumgarner (L) 0-2 7.36 0-3
Sabathia (L) 0-1 2.52 2-2
Bergesen (R) 0-2 3.37 0-2
Buehrle (L) 1-1 4.50 2-2
Verlander (R) 1-2 3.41 1-3
Hellickson (R) 1-2 4.50 1-2
Reyes (L) 0-2 6.75 1-2
Francis (L) 0-1 3.00 1-3
Holland (L) 2-1 3.66 2-1
Carmona (R) 1-2 4.74 2-2
Duensing (L) 1-0 3.60 3-0
Lester (L) 1-1 3.20 1-3
Haren (R) 4-0 1.16 3-1
Ross (R) 1-1 3.60 0-0
Pineda (R) 2-1 2.33 2-1
P Mike Leake saw a few
caustic signs during his first
appearance since his shoplift-
ing arrest, but ignored them
and gave Cincinnati a much-
needed boost. It was proba-
bly a release for himto be able
to get out there and do some-
thing hes done his whole life,
Leake led the Reds to their
second win in eight games.
K.Johnson 2b......... 3 1 1 1 1 1 .188
R.Roberts 3b ......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 .366
J.Upton rf .............. 4 0 0 0 0 1 .269
S.Drew ss .............. 4 1 2 2 0 1 .340
C.Young cf ............. 4 0 0 0 0 2 .236
Miranda 1b............ 3 1 0 0 1 2 .233
G.Parra lf............... 4 0 2 0 0 1 .270
H.Blanco c ............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Montero ph............ 0 0 0 0 1 0 .358
D.Hudson p............ 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500
Bloomquist ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306
Branyan ph............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276
TOTALS 32 4 6 4 3 9
Heisey cf-lf............ 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Phillips 2b.............. 4 1 2 0 0 0 .350
Votto 1b ................ 4 2 2 1 0 1 .418
Gomes lf................ 3 1 0 0 1 1 .228
Bruce rf ................. 3 1 1 1 1 0 .258
Cairo 3b ................. 3 1 1 2 1 1 .250
R.Hernandez c ....... 3 1 2 1 0 0 .351
Janish ss ............... 3 0 1 2 1 0 .293
Leake p .................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200
TOTALS 30 7 9 7 4 6
ARIZONA............110 010 001 4 6 0
CINCINNATI .......400 012 00X 7 9 0
LOB: Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4. 2B: R.Roberts
(3), R.Hernandez (3). HR: K.Johnson (3), off
Leake; S.Drew(1), off Cordero; Votto (3), off
D.Hudson ............. 5.1 5 7 7 4 3 5.92
Demel................... 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 3.68
Collmenter .............. 2 3 0 0 0 2 0.00
Leake....................... 7 4 3 3 2 6 4.94
Ondrusek................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.77
Cordero ................... 1 2 1 1 1 2 2.25
WP: Leake (3-0); LP: D.Hudson (0-4).
Inherited runners-scored: Demel 1-1. HBP: by
D.Hudson (R.Hernandez).
T: 2:37. A: 17,319 (42,319).
Matt Kemps second game-
ending homer in five days, a
two-runshot inthe 12thinning,
won it for Los Angeles. Andre
Ethier doubled with one out
before Kemp struck.
Prado lf-3b..............5 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Ale.Gonzalez ss ......5 0 1 0 0 0 .233
C.Jones 3b...............3 0 1 0 1 0 .275
Heyward pr-rf.........1 1 0 0 0 0 .188
Uggla 2b..................5 1 1 0 0 2 .195
Freeman 1b.............3 1 2 1 2 0 .254
D.Ross c ..................4 0 1 2 0 1 .300
Hinske ph................1 0 1 0 0 0 .316
McLouth cf..............4 0 0 0 1 3 .254
Ma.Young rf-lf........5 0 0 0 0 0 .105
Jurrjens p................2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Conrad ph................1 0 0 0 0 1 .111
McCann c.................2 0 0 0 0 1 .338
TOTALS 41 3 7 3 5 11
Gwynn lf .................3 0 1 0 0 0 .262
Sands ph-lf .............3 0 0 0 0 2 .143
Blake 3b-1b.............6 1 3 2 0 2 .302
Ethier rf ..................5 1 2 0 1 0 .385
Kemp cf...................5 1 1 2 1 3 .411
Uribe 2b-3b .............4 1 1 1 1 2 .221
Loney 1b..................4 0 0 0 0 2 .171
Thames ph ..............1 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Barajas c .................4 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Carroll ss.................3 1 1 0 1 0 .302
Kershawp...............3 0 2 0 0 0 .273
Miles 2b ..................2 0 0 0 0 0 .216
TOTALS 43 5 11 5 4 12
ATLANTA........ 000 010 002 000 3 7 0
L.A. .................. 000 001 101 002 5 11 0
One out when winning run scored.
LOB: ATL7, LA10. 2B: Ethier (7). HR: Freeman
(3), off Kershaw; Uribe (1), off Jurrjens; Blake
(1), off Linebrink; Kemp (4), off C.Martinez.
Jurrjens ................... 6 7 1 1 2 6 0.69
Sherrill.................. 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Linebrink .............. 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 5.63
O'Flaherty ............... 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.00
Kimbrel .................... 2 1 1 1 1 4 1.13
C.Martinez............ 1.1 2 2 2 0 0 3.86
Kershaw............... 8.2 5 3 3 4 7 3.00
Broxton................. 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 5.19
Guerrier ................... 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.00
WP: Guerrier (1-0); LP: C.Martinez (0-1).
Inherited runners-scored: Broxton 2-0. HBP:
by C.Martinez (Barajas). WP: Kimbrel.
T: 3:52. A: 30,711 (56,000).
New York 10 6 .625 6-4 W-1
T.B. 9 10 .474 2
2 8-2 L-1
Baltimore 8 10 .444 3 2-8 L-1
Toronto 8 10 .444 3 3-7 L-1
xBoston 6 11 .353 4
2 5-5 W-1
Cleveland 13 6 .684 6-4 L-1
K.C. 12 7 .632 1 6-4 W-1
Detroit 9 10 .474 4 6-4 W-1
Chicago 8 11 .421 5 2-8 W-1
Minn. 7 12 .368 6 4-6 W-1
xL.A. 12 6 .667 8-2 W-2
Texas 11 7 .611 1 4-6 L-2
xOakland 9 9 .500 3 6-4 L-1
xSeattle 6 13 .316 6
2 4-6 L-1
x-Late game
Florida 11 6 .647 7-3 W-3
xPhila. 11 6 .647 6-4 W-1
Wash. 9 9 .500 2
2 6-4 L-2
Atlanta 8 12 .400 4
2 4-6 L-2
New York 6 13 .316 6 2-8 W-1
Cincinnati 10 9 .526 4-6 W-1
St. Louis 10 9 .526 7-3 W-2
Chicago 9 9 .500
2 5-5 L-1
Milw. 9 9 .500
2 6-4 L-1
Pittsburgh 8 11 .421 2 3-7 L-3
Houston 7 12 .368 3 5-5 L-1
Colorado 13 5 .722 7-3 W-1
San Fran. 10 8 .556 3 6-4 L-1
L.A. 10 10 .500 4 4-6 W-2
Arizona 8 9 .471 4
2 5-5 L-1
xSan Diego 8 10 .444 5 4-6 W-1
x-Late game
at Cardinals 5, Nationals 0
at Reds 7, Diamondbacks 4
at Dodgers 5, Braves 3, 12 innings
at Mets 9, Astros 1
at Marlins 9, Pirates 5
Phillies at Padres, Late
Nationals 8, at Cardinals 6 (1st game)
at Cardinals 5, Nationals 3 (2nd game)
at Cubs 2, Padres 1 (1st game, 11 innings)
Padres 5, at Cubs 4 (2nd game)
at Phillies 4, Brewers 3
at Rockies 10, Giants 2
Diamondbacks 3, at Reds 1
Astros 4, at Mets 3
at Marlins 6, Pirates 0
at Dodgers 6, Braves 1
Twins 3, at Orioles 1
White Sox 9, at Rays 2
at Royals 3, Indians 2
Red Sox at Angels, Late
Athletics at Mariners, Late
at Orioles 5, Twins 4
Red Sox 5, at Athletics 3
Tigers 3, at Mariners 2
at Rays 4, White Sox 1
Yankees 6, at Blue Jays 2
Angels 4, at Rangers 1
Indians 7, at Royals 5
Entering Thursdays games
Johnson, Fla ........... 1.00
Moseley, SD ........... 1.40
Garcia, StL .............. 1.44
Chacin, Col .............. 1.64
Lincecum, SF .......... 1.67
Harang, SD ............. 1.88
McClellan, StL ........ 1.89
Marcum, Mil ........... 1.90
Narveson, Mil ......... 2.19
Myers, Hou ............. 2.39
Lee, Phl ........................ 1
Chacin, Col ................... 1
Garcia, StL ................... 1
Gallardo, Mil ................ 1
Loe, Mil ...................... 11
Street, Col ................. 11
Melancon, Hou .......... 11
Harang, SD ............... 4-0
Galarraga, Ari .......... 3-0
Johnson, Fla ............. 3-0
Chacin, Col ................ 3-0
De La Rosa, Col ........ 3-0
Garcia, StL ............... 3-0
Street, Col ................... 6
Broxton, LA ................. 5
Wilson, SF ................... 5
Bell, SD ........................ 5
Putz, Ari ...................... 5
Nunez, Fla ................... 5
Hanrahan, Pit .............. 5
Garza, Chi .................. 34
Lincecum, SF ............. 32
Kershaw, LA .............. 29
J. Sanchez, SF ........... 28
Lee, Phl ...................... 27
Johnson, Fla .............. 27
Dempster, Chi ........... 26
Norris, Hou ................ 26
Wolf, Mil ................... 25
Halladay, Phl ............. 25
Halladay, Phl ............... 1
Garland, LA .................. 1
Lee, Phl ........................ 1
Chacin, Col ................... 1
Correia, Pit .................. 1
Gallardo, Mil ................ 1
Garcia, StL ................... 1
Morton, Pit .................. 1
Entering Thursdays games
Haren, LA ............... 1.16
Weaver, LA ............. 1.23
Anderson, Oak ........ 1.63
Masterson, Cle ....... 1.71
Beckett, Bos ........... 1.80
Gonzalez, Oak ......... 1.80
Harrison, Tex .......... 1.88
Pineda, Sea ............. 2.33
Ogando, Tex ........... 2.33
Chen, KC ................. 2.42
Weaver, LA .............. 5-0
Masterson, Cle ......... 4-0
Haren, LA ................. 4-0
Scherzer, Det ........... 3-0
Tomlin, Cle ............... 3-0
Burnett, NY .............. 3-0
Chen, KC ................... 3-0
Harrison, Tex ........... 3-1
Britton, Bal .............. 3-1
Haren, LA .................... 1
Weaver, LA ............. 36.2
Rivera, NY ................... 7
C. Perez, Cle ................. 6
Feliz, Tex ..................... 5
Fuentes, Oak ............... 5
Soria, KC ...................... 5
Farnsworth, TB ........... 4
Valverde, Det .............. 4
Weaver, LA ................ 39
Verlander, Det ........... 27
Jackson, Chi ............... 27
Haren, LA .................. 27
Cahill, Oak ................. 27
Danks, Chi ................. 25
Romero, Tor ............... 24
Chen, KC ...................... 1
Shields, TB .................. 1
Haren, LA .................... 1
Hernandez, Sea ........... 1
Fister, Sea ................... 1
Weaver, LA .................. 1
Romero, Tor ................. 1
Anderson, Oak ............. 1
Verlander, Det ............. 1
Commissioner Bud Selig
said he will not consider
changing Barry Bondss
records following the
sluggers conviction on
obstruction of justice.
Bonds holds the career
(762) and season (73) home
run records, breaking marks
set by Hank Aaron (755) and
Mark McGwire (70).
In a meeting with Associated
Press sports editors, Selig
said, In life theres always
got to be pragmatism.
OF Ryan Braun loves
Milwaukee, enough for him
to sign a five-year, $105
million contract extension to
add to a seven-year deal
signed in May 2008. The
Brewers are committed to
pay the slugger $145.5
million through 2020.
BlueJays: Struggling LHP
Brett Cecil was sent to Class
AAA Las Vegas; IF Chris
Woodward was brought up.
Mets: LF Jason Bay was
activated fromthe 15-day
DL. RHreliever Bobby
Parnell went on the 15-day
DL with numbness in his
right middle finger.
Royals: RHP Louis Coleman
was called up fromClass
AAA Omaha; RHP Kanekoa
Texeira was optioned there.
Matt Kemp, center left, is mobbed after his two-run homer beat the Braves in 12.
Nationals at Pirates
7 p.m., MASN2
Washington tries to get
back in the win column
behind Livan Hernandez
as the Nationals road
show stops at PNC Park.
Mike Leake We Gave You The
Bunt Sign Not The Steal Sign!
Sign at Great American Ball Park greeting Reds RHP Mike
Leake, who was arrested for shoplifting Monday. Leake went
seven innings to beat the Diamondbacks, improving to 3-0.
Matt Kemp, Dodgers
The center fielder hit his second game-ending homer in five
days, connecting in the 12th inning Thursday to lift the
Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Braves.
On Sunday, Kemp hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the
ninth to beat the Cardinals, 2-1.
Kemp sends em home happy
Nationals Journal
Excerpts from
Catcher Flores is heading back
tominors after 10days, twoat-bats
Tendays andjust two at-bats after they brought him
back to the majors, the Nationals optionedcatcher Jesus
Flores to Class AAASyracuse onThursday afternoon. The
most likely candidate to replace Flores is Syracuse utility
infielder BrianBixler, who impressed
the Nationals during spring training
andhas hit .326 in14 games for the
Bixler left Syracuses game for a
pinchhitter onThursday inthe
fourthinning, andhe didnot travel
withthe teamfromPawtucket. If the
Nationals promote Bixler, they will
needto addhimto the 40-manroster
andremove a player. One candidate
wouldbe right-handedpitcher
Garrett Mock, who has a 9.53 ERA
and17 walks in11
1/3 innings this
seasonat Syracuse.
The Nationals decidedto sendFlores back to Syracuse
because they quickly realizedthey hadlittle use for a third
right-handed-hitting catcher behindWilsonRamos and
Were carrying three catchers, andwe just dont really
think its doing Jesus muchgoodhere, Manager Jim
Rigglemansaid. We were looking at, Lets just get a
right-handedbat here. The opportunities andthe need
are not arising that often. We needto get himback down
there playing.
During his brief tenure, Flores collectedhis first hit
since May 9, 2009, a pinch-hit single April 14 that marked
his returnafter battling anexcruciating series of shoulder
injuries. But he didnot play againuntil Thursday, when
he struck out.
Entering Thursdays game
Batters Avg AB H HR RBI BB SO
Andino .318 22 7 0 0 3 3
Pie .278 18 5 0 0 0 2
Roberts .274 73 20 3 14 2 9
Guerrero .268 71 19 3 8 0 11
Wieters .250 48 12 3 11 5 8
Jones .237 59 14 3 8 2 13
Izturis .235 17 4 0 1 2 4
Jesus Flores was
a third catcher
who bats righty.
Thome has two RBI
as Minnesotas Baker
keeps Baltimore at bay
baltimore Baltimore Orioles
Manager Buck Showalter made it
clear in his pregame comments to
the media Thursday night that his
focus was on the Minnesota
Twins, and not what his club has
ahead of it over the next seven
But with the first-place New
York Yankees coming to town fol-
lowed by the Boston Red Sox, and
the short-handed Twins leaving,
Thursday nights 3-1 loss in front
of an announced 16,769 screamed
of a missed opportunity for the
The Twins, depleted by both
injuries and illness, received sev-
en shutout innings from Scott
Baker and walked out of Camden
Yards witha split of the four-game
Baker, who is 6-0 with a 2.17
ERA in eight career starts against
the Orioles, outdueled Jeremy
Guthrie, allowing four hits and
one walk and striking out nine.
Guthrie was sharp as well, go-
ing seven innings and allowing
two earned runs on seven hits
while striking out four. However,
he was left with no margin for
error, and he needed a little as he
gave up a solo homer to Jim
Thome in the second and an RBI
single to Thome inthe sixth.
Michael Gonzalez surrendered
an insurance run in the form of a
longhomer byMichael Cuddyer in
the eighth and then was booed off
the mound two batters later after
allowing a single to Danny Valen-
Shut out for 12 consecutive in-
nings, the Orioles (8-10) finallygot
on the board in the eighth when
Vladimir Guerrero hit an RBI sin-
gle off Jim Hoey that was kept in
the infield by diving shortstop
Alexi Casilla. That savedarun, and
the play loomed large when lefty
Glen Perkins came out of the bull-
pen and retired the potential go-
ahead run in Luke Scott on a one-
pitchgroundout toendtheeighth.
Twins closer Matt Capps al-
lowed a two-out single to Matt
Wieters intheninthbut struckout
Robert Andino onthree pitches to
endit andpickuphis thirdsave as
the Orioles fell for the ninth time
in 11 games heading into a three-
game series withthe Yankees.
The Twins entered the night
with the fewest runs scored in the
American League and they re-
mained without three fixtures in
the middle of their lineup. All-star
catcher Joe Mauer is on the dis-
abled list. First baseman Justin
Morneau missed his sixthstraight
game with flu-like symptoms,
while Delmon Young sat out his
thirdstraight game withbothsore
ribs and flu-like symptoms.
Baltimore Sun
3 1
Orioles cant handle short-handed Twins
Baltimores Luke Scott shows his disappointment after grounding
out with two runners on base in the eighth inning at Camden Yards.
Several Chicago players
started hitting again as Omar
Vizquel, A.J. Pierzynski, Carlos
Quentin and Paul Konerko
each drove in two runs to stop
a seven-game losing streak.
Thats theway weexpectedto
play every day, Chicago Man-
ager Ozzie Guillen said.
Pierre lf ................. 4 3 2 0 0 0 .275
Vizquel 2b ............. 5 1 2 2 0 1 .421
Quentin rf.............. 3 1 1 2 1 0 .310
Lillibridge rf .......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Konerko 1b ............ 5 2 3 2 0 0 .320
A.Dunn dh ............. 5 0 1 1 0 1 .178
Rios cf ................... 3 0 0 0 1 1 .176
Pierzynski c ........... 4 0 1 2 0 0 .259
Al.Ramirez ss........ 5 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Teahen 3b.............. 2 2 0 0 2 2 .280
Morel 3b ................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
TOTALS 36 9 10 9 4 5
Fuld lf .................... 5 0 2 2 0 1 .348
Damon dh.............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233
Joyce rf.................. 4 0 1 0 0 2 .316
F.Lopez 3b ............. 4 0 1 0 0 3 .260
Zobrist 2b.............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 .197
S.Rodriguez ph-
... 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200
B.Upton cf ............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 .210
Kotchman 1b......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 .318
Jaso c..................... 4 1 1 0 0 1 .189
Brignac ss.............. 1 0 1 0 0 0 .262
E.Johnson ph-ss.... 2 0 0 0 0 1 .217
TOTALS 32 2 8 2 3 11
CHICAGO............104 012 010 9 10 0
TAMPA BAY.......000 200 000 2 8 1
E: F.Lopez (2). LOB: Chicago 8, Tampa Bay 8.
2B: Vizquel (1), Quentin (11), Konerko (3).
Floyd ....................... 6 7 2 2 2 7 4.00
Ohman .................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 8.59
S.Santos ................. 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.00
Gray......................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Niemann .............. 4.2 6 6 5 2 4 7.08
C.Ramos............... 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 4.76
A.Russell.............. 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 1.13
McGee..................... 1 2 1 1 1 0 5.40
J.Cruz ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.26
WP: Floyd (2-1); LP: Niemann (0-3).
Inherited runners-scored: C.Ramos 1-1,
A.Russell 2-2. HBP: by Floyd (Kotchman,
Brignac), by Niemann (Rios, Quentin), by
C.Ramos (Pierre). WP: Niemann.
T: 2:58. A: 16,751 (34,078).
Span cf .................. 5 0 2 0 0 0 .312
A.Casilla ss............ 4 1 1 0 0 0 .140
Kubel rf.................. 4 0 1 0 0 1 .319
Cuddyer 1b ............ 3 1 1 1 0 0 .258
Thome dh .............. 4 1 2 2 0 1 .191
Valencia 3b............ 4 0 1 0 0 0 .239
L.Hughes 2b .......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 .207
Butera c................. 3 0 0 0 0 1 .154
Repko lf ................. 4 0 0 0 0 2 .143
TOTALS 35 3 9 3 0 5
B.Roberts 2b ......... 2 1 1 0 2 0 .280
Markakis rf............ 4 0 0 0 0 1 .203
D.Lee 1b ................ 4 0 1 0 0 2 .209
Guerrero dh........... 4 0 2 1 0 0 .280
Pie pr-dh................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Scott lf .................. 4 0 0 0 0 2 .190
Ad.Jones cf............ 4 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Mar.Reynolds 3b... 4 0 0 0 0 2 .186
Wieters c............... 4 0 2 0 0 1 .269
Andino ss .............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 .308
TOTALS 34 1 7 1 2 10
MINNESOTA ......010 001 010 3 9 0
BALTIMORE .......000 000 010 1 7 0
LOB: Minnesota 7, Baltimore 8. 2B: Span (3),
D.Lee (2), Guerrero (2), Wieters (4). HR:
Thome (2), off Guthrie; Cuddyer (2), off
M.Gonzalez. RBI: Cuddyer (2), Thome 2 (7),
Guerrero (9). SB: Valencia (1).
S.Baker ................... 7 4 0 0 1 9 3.24
Mijares................. 0.2 0 1 1 1 0 1.50
Hoey........................ 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Perkins................. 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Capps ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.09
Guthrie.................... 7 7 2 2 0 4 3.12
M.Gonzalez .......... 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 10.8
Accardo ................ 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 2.35
WP: S.Baker (1-2); LP: Guthrie (1-3); S:
Capps (3).
Hoey pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Inherited runners-scored: Hoey 1-1, Perkins
2-0, Accardo 1-0. HBP: by Guthrie (Butera,
T: 2:41. A: 16,769 (45,438).
David Wright ended his hit-
less drought with a homer and
a two-run double, Chris Capua-
andNewYork welcomedJason
Bay back to the lineup as the
Mets ended a seven-game
home winless skid.
Mike Nickeas connected for
his first major leaguehomerun
for the Mets and Ike Davis hit a
monster shot over the apple in
center field.
Bourn cf ..................3 0 1 0 1 0 .299
Ang.Sanchez ss ......4 0 0 0 0 2 .274
Pence rf...................4 0 1 0 0 0 .280
Ca.Lee lf ..................3 0 0 0 1 0 .227
C.Johnson 3b ..........4 0 1 0 0 2 .213
Wallace 1b ..............4 1 1 0 0 1 .290
M.Downs 2b............4 0 1 1 0 1 .320
Quintero c ...............3 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Happ p.....................2 0 2 0 0 0 .571
Del Rosario p...........0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Bourgeois ph...........1 0 0 0 0 0 .263
TOTALS 32 1 7 1 2 6
Jos.Reyes ss ...........3 1 0 0 1 0 .318
Pagan cf ..................3 0 0 0 0 1 .159
Harris cf ..................1 0 0 0 0 0 .260
D.Wright 3b ............3 2 2 3 1 1 .247
Beltran rf ................4 1 1 0 0 2 .283
Bay lf.......................4 2 1 0 0 2 .250
I.Davis 1b................3 1 1 2 0 0 .292
Turner 2b ................4 0 1 0 0 1 .222
Nickeas c.................3 1 1 1 0 1 .214
Capuano p ...............2 1 1 0 0 1 .400
Dan.Murphy ph.......1 0 0 0 0 0 .278
TOTALS 31 9 8 6 2 9
HOUSTON........... 000 000 100 1 7 1
NEWYORK ......... 001 320 03X 9 8 0
E: Pence (1). LOB: Houston 6, NewYork 1. 2B:
Pence (8), C.Johnson (4), Wallace (4),
D.Wright (6), Bay (1), Capuano (2). HR: Nick-
eas (1), off Happ; D.Wright (3), off Happ;
I.Davis (2), off An.Rodriguez.
Happ ..................... 4.2 6 6 6 1 5 6.94
Del Rosario........... 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 2.00
An.Rodriguez........... 2 1 3 0 1 3 7.50
Capuano................... 7 6 1 1 2 4 5.95
T.Buchholz............... 2 1 0 0 0 2 1.64
WP: Capuano (2-1); LP: Happ (1-3). Inherited
runners-scored: Del Rosario 1-0. WP: Happ.
T: 2:41. A: 32,819 (41,800).
Scott Cousins hit a grand
slam, his first career homer,
andBrett Hayes addedathree-
run shot as Florida beat Pitts-
burgh to finish a three-game
A.McCutchen cf ......5 0 0 0 0 2 .212
Tabata lf .................4 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Overbay 1b..............4 1 1 0 0 0 .239
Walker 2b ...............3 1 0 0 1 1 .250
G.Jones rf................3 1 0 0 1 3 .255
Alvarez 3b...............4 2 3 2 0 0 .212
Snyder c ..................4 0 1 1 0 0 .350
J.Rodriguez ss ........3 0 1 1 0 2 .083
Ja.McDonald p ........0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
Bowker ph...............1 0 0 1 0 0 .231
Diaz ph....................1 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Doumit ph...............1 0 1 0 0 0 .270
TOTALS 33 5 7 5 3 8
Bonifacio lf .............4 0 0 0 0 1 .324
Infante 2b ...............4 0 1 0 0 1 .214
H.Ramirez ss ..........3 0 0 1 1 1 .222
G.Sanchez 1b ..........3 1 1 0 1 2 .328
Dobbs 3b.................4 1 1 0 0 1 .370
Stanton rf ...............2 3 1 1 2 0 .231
Cousins cf ...............4 2 2 4 0 1 .267
Hayes c....................4 1 2 3 0 1 .600
Volstad p.................3 1 1 0 0 0 .200
Do.Murphy 3b.........1 0 0 0 0 0 .121
TOTALS 32 9 9 9 4 8
PITTSBURGH...... 010 013 000 5 7 1
FLORIDA............. 053 010 00X 9 9 0
E: Alvarez(5). LOB: Pittsburgh5, Florida4. 2B:
Alvarez(3), G.Sanchez(5), Cousins(1), Hayes
(3). HR: Alvarez (1), off Volstad; Cousins (1),
off Ja.McDonald; Hayes (1), off Ja.McDonald;
Stanton (1), off Crotta.
Ja.McDonald............ 3 6 8 8 3 3 10.1
D.McCutchen........... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Crotta ...................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 4.70
Veras ....................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 4.91
Beimel ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 6.00
Hanrahan................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Volstad................. 5.1 4 5 5 3 5 6.60
Choate ..................... 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.00
R.Webb................. 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 2.45
M.Dunn................. 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hensley.................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.08
L.Nunez ................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 2.00
WP: Volstad (1-1); LP: Ja.McDonald (0-2).
Choatepitchedto1batter inthe6th. Inherited
runners-scored: Choate3-1, R.Webb3-2. HBP:
byJa.McDonald(Bonifacio), byR.Webb(J.Ro-
T: 2:46. A: 12,308 (38,560).
Melky Cabrera rifled a bas-
es-loaded, two-run single into
left field off Cleveland closer
Chris Perez with one out in the
ninth inning for Kansas City.
Perez had been 6 for 6 in
save opportunities. In the
ninth, Chris Getz walked to
load the bases and Cabrera
Sizemore cf ........... 5 0 3 1 0 1 .421
A.Cabrera ss.......... 4 0 0 0 1 0 .269
Choo rf................... 4 0 0 1 0 1 .203
C.Santana c ........... 3 0 1 0 1 0 .215
Hafner dh .............. 4 0 1 0 0 2 .344
Brantley lf ............. 3 0 0 0 1 1 .313
LaPorta 1b............. 4 1 1 0 0 0 .259
Hannahan 3b......... 3 1 1 0 1 1 .245
Everett 2b ............. 3 0 1 0 0 1 .375
TOTALS 33 2 8 2 4 7
Getz 2b.................. 3 1 0 0 2 0 .242
Me.Cabrera cf-lf.... 5 0 2 2 0 1 .282
Gordon lf-1b.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 .354
Butler 1b ............... 3 0 1 0 1 0 .353
Dyson pr-cf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Francoeur rf .......... 4 0 1 1 0 0 .329
Betemit 3b ............ 4 0 2 0 0 0 .386
Ka'aihue dh ........... 4 0 1 0 0 1 .183
Aviles pr ................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Treanor c ............... 3 0 0 0 0 0 .132
Maier ph................ 1 1 1 0 0 0 .250
A.Escobar ss.......... 4 1 0 0 0 2 .211
TOTALS 33 3 9 3 4 4
CLEVELAND .......000 020 000 2 8 1
KANSAS CITY.....000 000 012 3 9 0
One out when winning run scored.
E: Everett (1). LOB: Cleveland 9, Kansas City
10. 2B: Sizemore (3), C.Santana (2), Gordon
(10), Kaaihue (3). 3B: Me.Cabrera (2).
Tomlin.................. 7.1 5 1 1 1 4 2.33
Sipp...................... 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 2.79
Pestano................ 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 1.35
C.Perez................. 0.1 3 2 2 1 0 2.25
O'Sullivan ............... 6 5 2 2 3 6 4.20
L.Coleman............... 2 2 0 0 1 1 0.00
Crow........................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
WP: Crow (2-0); LP: C.Perez (0-1).
OSullivan pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Inherited runners-scored: Sipp 1-0, Pestano
2-1, L.Coleman 1-0. IBB: off L.Coleman
(Brantley). HBP: by Tomlin (Gordon).
T: 2:37. A: 9,279 (37,903).
4 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco WTTG (Channel 5), WBFF (Channel 45)
4 p.m. Cincinnati at St Louis WSPZ (570 AM)
7 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh MASN2, WJFK (106.7 FM)
7 p.m.
NewYork Yankees at Baltimore MASN, WJZ (Channel 13), WWXT (92.7 FM),
WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980 AM)
9 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles Angels MLB Network
3 p.m.
NewYork Rangers at Washington WRC (Channel 4), WBAL (Channel 11), WJFK
(106.7 FM), WFED (820 AM, 1500 AM)
7 p.m. Montreal at Boston Versus
2:30 p.m. Chicago at Indiana TNT
5 p.m. Dallas at Portland TNT
7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis ESPN
10 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver ESPN, WSPZ (570 AM)
7:30 a.m. English Premier League, Manchester United at Everton ESPN2
1 p.m. North Carolina State at Virginia Comcast SportsNet
6 p.m. Alabama at Florida ESPN2
7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Middle Tennessee Comcast SportsNet
1 p.m. Yale at Georgetown MASN
8 p.m. Navy at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
1 p.m. Champions Tour, Legends of Golf WUSA (Channel 9), WJZ (Channel 13)
1 p.m. PGA Tour, the Heritage Golf Channel
3 p.m. PGA Tour, the Heritage WUSA (Channel 9), WJZ (Channel 13)
10:30 p.m. Bantamweight bout, Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares Showtime
3 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide series, Nashville 300 ESPN
4:30 p.m. Lexington Stakes MASN
1 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit WGN
1:30 p.m.
Washington at Pittsburgh MASN2, WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (820 AM, 1500
1:30 p.m.
NewYork Yankees at Baltimore MASN, WJZ (Channel 13), WWXT (92.7 FM),
WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980 AM)
2:15 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs TBS
8 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis ESPN, WWXT (92.7 FM), WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980
1 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia WJLA (Channel 7), WMAR (Channel 2)
3:30 p.m. Boston at NewYork WJLA (Channel 7), WMAR (Channel 2), WSPZ (570 AM)
7 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta TNT
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at NewOrleans TNT
3 p.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo WRC (Channel 4), WBAL (Channel 11)
7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago Versus
3:30 p.m. ACC tournament final Comcast SportsNet
1 p.m. ACC tournament final Comcast SportsNet
1 p.m. Champions Tour, Legends of Golf WUSA (Channel 9), WJZ (Channel 13)
1 p.m. PGA Tour, the Heritage Golf Channel
3 p.m. PGA Tour, the Heritage WUSA (Channel 9), WJZ (Channel 13)
Espinosa 2b................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273
Ankiel cf ..................... 3 0 0 0 1 0 .221
Werth rf ..................... 4 0 1 0 0 1 .209
Ad.LaRoche 1b ........... 3 0 0 0 1 0 .211
Desmond ss................ 3 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Morse lf...................... 3 0 1 0 0 1 .196
I.Rodriguez c .............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 .156
Cora 3b ....................... 3 0 0 0 0 0 .130
Gorzelanny p .............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Flores ph..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Broderick p ................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Stairs ph..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Balester p................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
Slaten p...................... 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---
TOTALS 28 0 2 0 2 6
Theriot ss ................... 4 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Rasmus cf................... 2 1 0 0 2 1 .351
Pujols 1b..................... 3 2 1 2 1 0 .247
Holliday lf................... 3 2 2 2 1 0 .455
Freese 3b.................... 4 0 1 1 0 1 .328
Descalso pr-3b ........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Y.Molina c................... 4 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Punto 2b..................... 2 0 0 0 2 0 .167
Jay rf .......................... 3 0 1 0 0 0 .227
Greene ph-rf............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313
Lohse p....................... 3 0 1 0 0 1 .231
TOTALS 29 5 6 5 6 3
WASHINGTON........ 000 000 000 0 2 0
ST. LOUIS................ 200 000 03X 5 6 0
LOB: Washington 4, St. Louis 6. 2B: Freese (3). HR:
Holliday (2), off Gorzelanny; Pujols (6), off Balester.
RBI: Pujols 2 (14), Holliday 2 (11), Freese (10).
DP: Washington 1 (Desmond, Espinosa, Ad.LaRoche);
St. Louis 1 (Theriot, Punto, Pujols).
Gorzelanny................ 5 2 2 2 4 3 108 4.96
Broderick................... 2 2 0 0 0 0 22 8.53
Balester ................. 0.1 2 3 3 2 0 24 11.5
Slaten..................... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00
Lohse......................... 9 2 0 0 2 6 111 2.01
WP: Lohse (3-1); LP: Gorzelanny (0-2).
Inherited runners-scored: Slaten 1-0. HBP: by Lohse
T: 2:22. A: 36,160 (43,975).
Theriot grounded out. Rasmus struck out. Pujols
walked. Holliday homered, Pujols scored. Freese
grounded out.
Cardinals, 2-0
Rasmus walked. Pujols homered, Rasmus scored.
Holliday walked. Freese doubled, Holliday scored.
Descalso pinch-running for Freese. Y.Molina ground-
ed out. Punto grounded out, Descalso to third. Greene
fouled out.
Cardinals, 5-0
vent the disease from spreading
to any of the roughly 35 other
players in their academy.
Its heartbreaking that an 18-
year-old player not only cant
play baseball, but hes dead,
General Manager Mike Rizzo
said. Its really difficult for the
organization. Its a blow to the
whole organization. Were cer-
tainly looking at things we could
have done differently or done
better. Were certainly investi-
gating that.
I think we handled it as well
as could be handled. I think we
handled everything above board
and first-class. These are our
assets. We have to make sure
these players are well taken care
of. Wefeel that everythingwedid
was above board and to the fin-
Guillens death will spark
changes in how the Nationals,
and perhaps all of baseball, vac-
cinate players signed in the Do-
minican. Bacterial meningitis
canbe preventedby vaccination,
which in a developing country
such as the Dominican Republic
can be lacking. Roughly 1,000
cases of bacterial meningitis oc-
cur in the United States every
year, a figure kept low by wide-
spread vaccination. The Nation-
als, Rizzo said, will implement a
program in which every minor
league player, both American
and Dominican, is inoculated.
MLB also will consider such a
Guillens death also raised
concern among Dominican offi-
cials over the hygiene of the 30
major league baseball acade-
mies on the island. On Monday,
Bautista Rojas Gomez, the coun-
trys minister of public health,
announced that the agency
would investigate the death and
work to establish medical guide-
lines for all academies. And in
response, he said, Guillens fami-
ly and the other players at the
Nationals academy were pre-
ventively treated.
An insidious disease
When Guillen went home to
see a doctor, the Nationals still
did not know what they were
dealing with. Guillen had been
infected with bacteria that lives
inthe nose and throat of roughly
5 percent or 10 percent of the
population. About 99 percent of
the time, people who carry the
bacteria do not become infected.
The bacteria dont live in the
environment, on surfaces or
doorknobs, said Tom Clark, an
infectious diseases expert from
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. They live inthe
nose and throat of healthy peo-
ple. But its not really the setting
itself that puts you at risk.
Bacterial meningitis is an in-
sidious disease, Clark said, be-
cause of the diabolical combina-
guillen from D1 tion it presents. The symptoms
at first resemble a case of the flu
or a nasty cold. But it degener-
ates swiftly, sometimes leading
to death within 24 hours.
For Guillen, a trip to the doc-
tor posed complications. MLB
still had not officially approved
his contract, which meant his
health insurance policy, stan-
dard in every players contract,
had not yet kicked in.
The Nationals paid for all of
Guillens medical expenses. But
when Guillen was taken to a
health clinic in Santo Domingo,
he wasnt treated because his
family could not produce a de-
posit of 50,000 pesos roughly
$1,300, Perdomo said. He was
taken to another clinic in the
same city, where he was treated.
Guillen spent a week in the
hospital. He died last Friday. The
Nationals were shocked here
was a happy, healthy 18-year-old,
a shortstop who someday might
play in the major leagues, who
could deliver his family from
poverty. It looked as if he had
come down with a headache or
caught the flu. A week later, he
was dead.
The reason theres so much
attention to meningitis when we
see it, its that teenagers or ado-
lescents are at a little bit in-
creasedrisk, Clarksaid. It looks
for all the world like a random
occurrence. It tends to strike
young, healthy people. Theres
not areal predictableoccurrence
or easy to tell if he was at risk.
Nationals help out
Since Guillens contract had
not been formally approved, the
family has yet to receive the
$30,000 signing bonus Guillen
agreedtowiththe Nationals. But
the Nationals will pay the sign-
ing bonus in full, a source indi-
cated. The contract also includes
a life insurance policy standard
in every minor league baseball
The kidwas the only hope for
that family to get out of poverty,
one Dominican source said.
All along, the plan was for
Guillento helphis working-class
family. His father, a long-time
motorcycle taxi driver, has been
working at his new job at a
factory for the past year. Guil-
lens mother runs her own small
snack business, selling cookies
and drinks fromtheir home.
We knew that when you
reached the big leagues we
would live differently, said Per-
domo, Guillens mother.
Friday evening, uponlearning
of Guillens death, Nationals
starting pitcher Livan Hernan-
dez, whois fromCuba, requested
a team meeting. He asked team-
mates for cash donations for
Guillens family. Within half an
hour, Hernandez held a card-
board box with more than
$6,000 inside.
Nationals Director of Latin
American Operations Johnny
DiPuglia flew to the Dominican
immediately to visit Guillens
parents and attend the funeral
Saturday. Rizzo received permis-
sion from team owner Mark
Lerner to pay for Guillens funer-
al and burial expenses.
On Monday, DiPuglia will fly
to the Dominican for the open-
ing of the Nationals Dominican
Summer League camp, which
will happen as scheduled. Three
days later, with the entire DSL
teamandthe Nationals Domini-
can staff, DiPuglia will drive to
Nigua and present Guillens par-
ents with the money. Hell invite
them to throw out of the first
pitch of the DSL teams first
game. On that day, and for the
whole season, the players will
wear patches with Guillens ini-
tials on their uniforms. Amemo-
rial at the Nationals academy is
This is something thats go-
ing to stick with us, thats going
to last with us for a while, Rizzo
said. It hits home, and it hits
hard. These things are tragic,
and it happens so fast.
Had a chance at majors
The Nationals first discovered
Guillen in October 2009, when
DiPuglia met Guillen. He was a
very angry kid when I first met
him, DiPuglia said. Just a little
angry about life. He had to fight
for every meal that hes gotten.
Whenyoure livinginthat type of
stress every day where you dont
knowwhat the next day is bring-
ing, its tough on a young man.
The Nationals attempted to
sign Guillen in 2010, but a mis-
understanding about his middle
name caused MLBto balk before
approving the deal. After they
filled out more paperwork and
the league conducted another
investigation, theleagueallowed
Guillen to agree to terms on a
contract with the Nationals in
DiPuglia slippedhim$20bills
for food and gave himshirts and
shoes out of his own closet. He
gave himgloves andother equip-
ment. Guillen became more
comfortable around teammates
and made friends. He walked
around with a smile on his face.
During intrasquad games,
Guillen would forget the signs
and steal bases without permis-
sion. Sandy Martinez, the man-
ager, would remove him from
the game as punishment, even if
he was safe. After a few weeks,
Guillencontinuedstealing bases
without approval. But when he
did, he would call timeout and
take himself out of the game. As
he walked off the field, Martinez
howled with laughter.
He hadachance toplayinthe
big leagues, DiPuglia said. I
know Yewri Guillen is a person I
will never forget.
Guillens passing hits hard
In Nigua, Dominican Republic, relatives share photographs and memories of Yewri Guillen.
Lohse hurls two-hitter
as Cards shut out Nats
Selig indicates move
to expanding playoffs
Players, owners
appear to support two
more postseason teams
st. louis Late Thursday after-
noon, the Washington Nationals
packed for Pittsburgh and per-
haps left some defective bats be-
hind. They had lost two straight
games, but they found solace by
glancing at the standings, the cal-
endar and the disabled list.
The Nationals had lost, 5-0, to
the St. Louis Cardinals and been
the victims of Kyle Lohses two-hit
shutout. Only singles by Jayson
Werth in the fourth inning and
Michael Morseinthefifthseparat-
ed the 32-year-old right-hander
with a 4.76 career ERA from a
no-hitter. Afterward, though, the
Nationals insisted the slump that
has stuck with them for most of
the season is only a temporary
nuisance, not an upsetting signal
for the next five months.
Even with the losses, the Na-
tionals are at .500despite a dearth
of offense and having played 10
games without third baseman
Ryan Zimmerman, who is rehab-
bingastrainedabdominal muscle.
And anyway, the season hasnt hit
yet May. That is how and why the
Nationals choose to find encour-
agement, not disappointment, af-
ter getting two-hit by Lohse.
All in all, thats basically how
things are going for us, Werth
said. Were right at .500 without
our best player and nobodys hit-
ting. Get the bats going, andhope-
fully Zim can get healthy and I
think were going to be fine. As
tough as its been going for us,
were not in bad shape. I dont
teamthat has reachedtheir poten-
tial with the bat this season. Well
get that going, and well be fine.
The Nationals had seemingly
shedtheir offensivefunkearlythis
week, whenthey scored21 runs on
32 hits in three games, all wins.
But they have seven hits and one
earned run in the past two games,
and their last extra-base hit came
19 innings ago. Thursday, they
were shut out for the third time in
18 games.
The absence of Zimmerman,
one of the best players in baseball,
was bound to showat some point.
Washington is 6-4 since he went
on the disabled list, but its offense
desperately needs another power-
ful bat. The Nationals have a .218
batting average, a .305 on-base
percentage and a .333 slugging
percentage respectively rank-
ing last, 27th and 28th in the
But, they will remind you, its
Id say a month from now, if
were right here, we might need to
change our approach a little bit,
first baseman Adam LaRoche
said. For right now, guys are con-
fident. Were working on stuff dai-
The most high-profile hitter
searching for his swing at the mo-
ment is Werth. He has a .293 on-
base percentage this season, and
after every game he wraps his left
knee in ice. In his last 29 at-bats,
Werthhas five hits, all singles, and
no walks, a surprising figure for
such a patient, disciplined hitter.
Its coming along, Werth said.
Im struggling a little bit. My at-
bats have been good for the most
part and Im seeing the ball good.
Its just a few technical changes
here andthere, andIll be all right.
But the results arent there right
now, so I cant say too much.
Thursday, Lohse shut the Na-
tionals downandpitchedperhaps
the best game of his life, with
precise control. Nine of his 111
pitches traveled 90 mph, none
faster. He threw 72 strikes. Lohse
struck out six, but the Nationals
swung and missed only seven
times all game.
Ive seen himkind of a lot over
the years, Werth said. And that
was probably the best Ive seen
Said Manager Jim Riggleman:
He had us reaching, and he was
on the edges and didnt give us
many balls to square up.
It hardly would have mattered
who pitched. Though inefficient,
Tom Gorzelanny kept the Nation-
als in the game, allowing a two-
run home run to Matt Holliday in
the first inning, but no other dam-
age. He needed 108 pitches in five
innings, but the Nationals trailed
by only two whenhe exited.
Alot of things werent working
today, Gorzelanny said. I just
hadto finda way to get throughit.
Its just one of those days where
nothing really felt good.
The Cardinals tore the game
openwhenAlbert Pujols slammed
a two-run home run off Collin
Balester in the eighth. Equipped
with a five-run lead, the Cardinals
could start thinking about their
next game.
Zimmerman is eligible to come
off the disabled list Monday, but
the Nationals will not consider
letting him begin baseball activi-
ties until they return home from
Pittsburgh, head athletic trainer
Lee Kuntz said. The Nationals will
play at least another eight games
without him.
Riggleman likened Zimmer-
mans prospective return to add-
ing a player in a trade. Until then,
though, the Nationals will try to
continue to stay afloat, and try to
find a way to score runs, without
I dont really think about that,
you know? Riggleman said.
Theres no solution to that. Zims
not here. Well just welcome him
back whenhe gets back.
Washingtons TomGorzelanny
reacts to giving up a two-run
home run to Matt Holliday.
new york With both sides
expressing support for adding
twoplayoff teams in2012, negoti-
ators for baseball players and
owners are considering having
the new wild-card round be best
of three or winner-take-all.
Because longer series would
push playoffs deeper into cold
weather, the sides are not consid-
ering having the new first round
be best of five or best of seven.
I would say were moving to
expanding the playoffs, but
theres amyriadof details towork
out, Commissioner Bud Selig
said Thursday at his annual
meeting with the Associated
Press Sports Editors. Tenis afair
Since 1995, eight of the 30
baseball teams maketheplayoffs.
In the NFL, 12 of 32 teams make
the playoffs. In the NBA and
NHL, 16 of 30 advance to the
Inthenewformat, thetwowild
cards in each league would meet,
and the winners would advance
to the following round against
The more weve talked about
it, I think were moving inexora-
bly to that, Selig said.
Discussions have taken place
as part of collective bargaining
for a labor deal to replace the one
that expires inDecember. Players
want to make sure the new for-
mat doesnt cause lengthy travel
withlittle recovery time.
Weve hada healthy exchange
on a number of alternatives,
union head Michael Weiner said,
but thesides recognizetherehas
to be a balance of competitive
considerations, economic con-
siderations andplayer safetycon-
Selig said owners were unani-
mous in their desire to achieve a
worldwide amateur draft in col-
lective bargaining and that a ma-
jority of teams favored a slotting
system to determine signing bo-
nuses for draft picks.
Selig also said he will not con-
sider changing Barry Bondss re-
cords following the sluggers con-
viction on obstruction of justice
last week.
In life theres always got to be
pragmatism, Selig said. I think
that anybody who understands
the sport understands exactly
Associated Press
Grunfeld focusing on rebuilding plan
Wizards president says
hes not thinking about
a contract extension
Ernie Grunfeld, the Washing-
ton Wizards president of bas-
ketball operations, whose con-
tract expires after next season,
said Thursday that he has not
had any negotiations with own-
er Ted Leonsis about a contract
extension and doesnt expect
any soon.
Im under contract. Im not
really even thinking about that
at all, Grunfeld said after his
annual end-of-year news confer-
ence. All Im thinking about is
making this team as good as
possible and continue to do the
plan that we have in place.
Grunfeld followed Leonsiss
rebuilding plan precisely this
season and benefited from a
little serendipity, earning a vote
of confidence fromLeonsis, who
said the team exceeded his
Although the Wizards (23-59)
will make their third consecu-
tive lottery appearance next
month, there is considerable
optimism after a season that
was more about acquiring and
developing assets, clearing cap
space and grooming No. 1 over-
all pick John Wall to become the
franchise foundation.
Grunfeld was able to get the
franchise moving in a different
direction by dealing away Gil-
bert Arenas, a trade that many
thought was impossible because
of the size of Arenass contract
and his considerable baggage.
Grunfeld used Kirk Hinrich as a
trading chip to acquire three
additional draft picks.
And Coach Flip Saunders
helped holdover talent Nick
Young, JaVale McGee and An-
dray Blatche post career years
while allowing rookies Wall,
Trevor Booker and Jordan
Crawford to make gradual prog-
ress over the course of the
The results on the court
werent always pretty, which
was expected in what Grunfeld
called a transition year. We
knewit was going to be a painful
process, he said. But any time
you go with youth, youre going
to be a little inconsistent. But I
think going down the road for
the future, this is really going to
help us.
Its not a one-year process,
he added. Its an ongoing pro-
cess. We know its going to take
us some time to get the whole
package together.
The Wizards will have two
first-round picks their lottery
choice and the 18th selection
acquired from Atlanta in the
Hinrich deal in what many
have classified as a weak draft
this June. But Grunfeld said the
team will be able to come up
with a couple of players that can
help us.
The Wizards also have just
$40.7 million committed to sev-
en players next season
Rashard Lewis, Kevin Seraphin,
Wall, Blatche, McGee, Booker
and Crawford after Mike
Bibby decided to give back his
entire $6.2 million salary to sign
with Miami.
Young, the Wizards leading
scorer at 17.4 points per game,
will be a restricted free agent
this summer. But Grunfeld said
it would be difficult to speculate
on free agency until the league
and the players union reach a
new collective bargaining
agreement. The current one ex-
pires this summer.
The Wizards also announced
that they would unveil new red,
white and blue uniforms and
logos on May 10.
Best-of-seven; x-if necessary
Game 1: at Chicago 104, Indiana 99
Game 2: at Chicago 96, Indiana 90
Thursday: Chicago 88, at Indiana 84
Saturday: Chicago at Indiana, 2:30
x-Tuesday: Indiana at Chicago, 8 or 9:30
x-Thursday, April 28: Chicago at Indiana, TBD
x-Saturday, April 30: Indiana at Chicago, TBD
Game 1: at Miami 97, Philadelphia 89
Game 2: at Miami 94, Philadelphia 73
Thursday: Miami 100, at Philadelphia 94
Sunday: Miami at Philadelphia, 1
x-Wed.: Philadelphia at Miami, 7 or 8
x-Friday, April 29: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD
x-Sunday, May 1: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD
Game 1: at Boston 87, New York 85
Game 2: at Boston 96, New York 93
Friday: Boston at New York, 7
Sunday: Boston at New York, 3:30
x-Tuesday: New York at Boston, TBD
x-Friday, April 29: Boston at New York, TBD
x-Sunday, May 1: New York at Boston, TBD
Game 1: Atlanta 103, at Orlando 93
Game 2: at Orlando 88, Atlanta 82
Friday: Orlando at Atlanta, 8
Sunday: Orlando at Atlanta, 7
Tuesday: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD
x-Thursday, April 28: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD
x-Saturday, April 30: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD
Best-of-seven; x-if necessary
Game 1: Memphis 101, at San Antonio 98
Game 2: at San Antonio 93, Memphis 87
Saturday: San Antonio at Memphis, 7:30
Monday: San Antonio at Memphis, 8
Wednesday: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD
x-Friday, April 29: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD
x-Sunday, May 1: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD
Game 1: New Orleans 109, at L.A. Lakers 100
Game 2: at L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78
Friday: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30
Sunday: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30
Tuesday: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30
x-Thu., April 28: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans,TBD
x-Sat., April 30: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD
Game 1: at Dallas 89, Portland 81
Game 2: at Dallas 101, Portland 89
Thursday: Dallas at Portland, Late
Saturday: Dallas at Portland, 5
x-Monday: Portland at Dallas, 8:30
x-Thursday, April 28: Dallas at Portland, TBD
x-Saturday, April 30: Portland at Dallas, TBD
(5) DENVER, 2-0
Game 1: at Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103
Game 2: at Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89
Saturday: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10
Monday: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30
x-Wed.: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD
x-Friday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD
x-Sunday, May 1: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD
Late Wednesday
All-star Manu Ginobili scored 17
points in his comeback after missing
Game 1 with an elbow sprain as San
Antonio beat Memphis to even their
first-round series.
Ginobili woreathick sleevetoprotect
his right elbow but played as physical-
ly reckless as usual. He remained
questionable until just before the
game started.
Yet even with Ginobili, the top-seed-
ed Spurs didnt have it easy.
Sam Young led Memphis with 17
points. The Grizzlies opened the se-
ries with a stunner for their first
franchise playoff win, and a 2-0 lead
seemed possible in the final seconds.
Youngs three-pointer with 14 sec-
onds left made it 89-87 before George
Hill sealed the win at the free throw
Game 3 is Saturday in Memphis.
MEMPHIS ........................... 17 27 21 22 87
SAN ANTONIO ................... 17 24 25 27 93
Young 27:01 7-13 2-2 0-4 1 3 17
Randolph 26:46 5-14 1-1 1-5 3 5 11
Gasol 44:12 2-9 8-11 3-17 2 5 12
Conley 40:43 6-15 1-2 1-7 4 2 13
Allen 27:20 7-13 1-1 2-2 2 4 15
Battier 27:27 1-7 0-0 2-6 1 3 3
Arthur 21:22 4-5 0-1 2-4 0 0 8
Mayo 19:00 2-11 1-2 0-1 4 1 5
Vasquez 3:38 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 3
Powe 2:32 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TOTALS 240:01 35-88 14-20 11-47 17 25 87
Percentages: FG .398, FT .700. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214
(Vasquez 1-1, Young 1-2, Battier 1-5, Conley 0-2, Mayo
0-4). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 15 (26 PTS).
Blocked Shots: 7 (Arthur 3, Allen, Battier, Gasol, Young).
Turnovers: 14(Conley 5, Allen4, Vasquez 2, Gasol, Mayo,
Young). Steals: 9 (Randolph 3, Gasol 2, Allen, Arthur,
Battier, Young). Technical Fouls: Defensive three sec-
ond, 6:14 second.
Jefferson 33:34 5-8 3-4 0-4 0 2 16
Duncan 34:44 7-12 2-2 2-10 0 6 16
McDyess 26:48 2-6 1-2 1-5 2 3 5
Parker 35:31 6-14 0-0 0-4 7 0 12
Ginobili 33:43 5-13 7-13 1-7 4 3 17
Bonner 19:57 1-3 0-0 1-4 1 5 3
Hill 23:44 3-9 8-9 3-5 4 2 16
Blair 13:04 1-4 0-1 2-5 2 0 2
Neal 18:10 2-4 1-1 0-4 1 2 6
Green 0:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TOTALS 240 32-73 22-32 10-48 21 23 93
Percentages: FG .438, FT .688. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412
(Jefferson 3-6, Hill 2-2, Neal 1-2, Bonner 1-3, Parker 0-1,
Ginobili 0-3). TeamRebounds: 6. TeamTurnovers: 19 (13
PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Duncan 3, McDyess 3, Ginobili,
Parker). Turnovers: 18 (Duncan 5, Ginobili 5, Jefferson 2,
Parker 2, Blair, Hill, McDyess, Neal). Steals: 9 (Ginobili 4,
Hill 2, Bonner, Duncan, Parker). Technical Fouls: Defen-
sive three second, 4:42 second.
A: 18,760 (18,797). T: 2:29.
Late Wednesday
Andrew Bynum had 17 points and
11 rebounds, and Lamar Odomscored
16 points as Los Angeles survived
another shaky outing by its two big-
gest stars to even its first-round series
against New Orleans.
Ron Artest added 15 points as the
two-time defending champions re-
bounded from a stunning nine-point
loss in the series opener with an
improved defensive effort against
Chris Paul, who still had 20points and
nine assists after shredding Los Ange-
less defense in Game 1.
With Odoms outstanding perfor-
mance leading strong bench play, the
Lakers overcame the struggles of
all-stars Kobe Bryant, who managed
just 11 points, andPauGasol, who had
The best-of-seven series now shifts
to New Orleans for Game 3, which will
be played Friday night.
NEW ORLEANS .................. 23 18 15 22 78
L.A. LAKERS ....................... 23 24 16 24 87
Ariza 42:27 8-15 4-6 4-7 3 0 22
Landry 35:27 4-12 4-4 1-7 0 5 12
Okafor 23:42 3-5 1-3 2-5 0 4 7
Paul 43:25 5-11 8-12 0-3 9 4 20
Belinelli 22:07 2-9 0-0 0-2 1 1 4
Gray 23:04 1-4 0-2 2-8 0 4 2
Jack 26:41 2-6 2-3 0-3 1 1 6
Green 11:56 2-6 1-2 0-0 0 2 5
JaSmith 8:08 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
Mbenga 3:03 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
TOTALS 240 27-69 20-32 9-36 14 22 78
Percentages: FG .391, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364
(Ariza 2-3, Paul 2-4, Green 0-1, Belinelli 0-3). Team
Rebounds: 14. Team Turnovers: 16 (22 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 5 (Landry 2, Ariza, Gray, Mbenga). Turnovers: 16
(Belinelli 3, Gray 3, Jack 3, Landry 3, Green 2, Okafor,
Paul). Steals: 6 (Green 2, Belinelli, Landry, Mbenga,
Okafor). Technical Fouls: None.
Artest 33:10 6-14 1-1 3-6 2 1 15
Gasol 36:16 2-10 4-4 5-5 1 2 8
Bynum 31:53 8-11 1-3 1-11 1 6 17
Fisher 30:07 2-9 4-4 1-3 4 2 9
Bryant 34:46 3-10 5-8 2-3 2 4 11
Odom 27:47 8-12 0-2 0-7 2 3 16
Blake 17:53 0-2 0-0 1-3 5 0 0
Brown 16:23 1-4 0-0 0-2 3 0 3
Barnes 11:45 4-4 0-0 0-4 0 2 8
TOTALS 240 34-76 15-22 13-44 20 20 87
Percentages: FG .447, FT .682. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364
(Artest 2-5, Brown 1-1, Fisher 1-1, Blake 0-1, Odom 0-1,
Bryant 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 13 (8
PTS). Blocked Shots: 8 (Gasol 3, Artest 2, Bynum 2,
Odom). Turnovers: 13 (Gasol 3, Blake 2, Brown 2, Bryant
2, Odom2, Artest, Bynum). Steals: 8 (Artest 2, Barnes 2,
Brown, Bryant, Bynum, Gasol). Technical Fouls: Bryant,
5:11 fourth. Flagrant Fouls: Barnes, 7:49 fourth.
A: 18,997 (18,997). T: 2:34.
At Porsche-Arena; In Stuttgart, Germany
Purse: $721,000 (Premier); Surface: Clay-Indoor
Sam Stosur (5), Australia, def. Vera Zvonareva (2),
Russia, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Julia Goerges, Germany, def.
Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 6-4, 6-4;
Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, def. Andrea Petkovic,
Germany, 6-4, 6-1; Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, def.
Kristina Barrois, Germany, 7-5, 6-3.
At Real Club de Tenis Barcelona; In Barcelona
Purse: $2.88 million (WT500); Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Gael Monfils (7), FRA, def. Richard Gasquet (9), FRA,
6-4, 7-6 (9-7); David Ferrer (4), SPN, def. Victor Hanescu,
Romania, 6-3, 6-2; Rafael Nadal (1), SPN, def. Santiago
Giraldo, Colombia, 6-3, 6-1; Jurgen Melzer (6), Austria,
def. Albert Montanes (11), SPN, 6-7 (7-2), 6-3, 6-2;
Nicolas Almagro (8), SPN, def. Nikolay Davydenko,
Russia, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; Juan Carlos Ferrero, SPN. def.
Simone Vagnozzi, ITA, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4; Feliciano
Lopez, SPN, def. Kei Nishikori, JAP, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Ivan
Dodig, CRO, def. Milos Raonic (15), CAN, 7-6(0), 4-6, 6-3.
Selected by a national panel of 116 sportswriters and
PLAYER, TEAM........................ 1ST 2ND 3RD PTS
Kevin Love, Minnesota .............. 66 21 7 400
LaMarcus Aldridge, Por.............. 11 29 15 157
Dorell Wright, Golden St............ 16 10 14 124
Derrick Rose, Chicago ................ 11 3 5 69
Kris Humphries, NJ ...................... 1 13 19 63
Kyle Lowry, Houston.................... 3 7 12 48
Russell Westbrook, OKC.............. 3 6 13 46
Wesley Matthews, Por. ............... 2 7 1 32
Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia ........... 1 2 4 15
Michael Conley, Memphis............. - 3 5 14
Arron Afflalo, Denver.................... - 4 1 13
Roy Hibbert, Indiana .................... 1 1 1 9
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto ............ 1 - 1 6
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana............ - 1 2 5
Nick Young, Washington .............. - 1 2 5
Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers ............. - 1 2 5
Darrell Arthur, Memphis............... - 1 1 4
Serge Ibaka, OKC........................... - 1 1 4
DeAndre Jordan, LAC.................... - 1 1 4
Thaddeus Young, Phila.................. - 1 1 4
DJ Augustin, Charlotte ................. - 1 - 3
Luol Deng, Chicago........................ - 1 - 3
Amar'e Stoudemire, NY................ - 1 - 3
Tony Allen, Memphis .................... - - 1 1
Michael Beasley, Minn.................. - - 1 1
Elton Brand, Philadelphia ............. - - 1 1
Tyson Chandler, Dallas ................. - - 1 1
Jared Dudley, Phoenix................... - - 1 1
Marcin Gortat, Phoenix................. - - 1 1
James Harden, OKC ...................... - - 1 1
Jodie Meeks, Philadelphia ............ - - 1 1
At Royal Tennis Club de Fes; In Fez, Morocco
Purse: $220,000 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Alberta Brianti, Italy, def. Ksenia Pervak, Russia, 7-5,
6-2; Dinara Safina, Russia, def. Alize Cornet (8), France,
6-1, 6-3; Anastasia Pivovarova, Russia, def. Yaroslava
Shvedova (2), Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-6(7-5); Melaine Oudin,
United States, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, walkover.
New York .................... 3 1 2 11 9 2
Philadelphia ................ 3 1 1 10 4 2
Houston ...................... 2 1 2 8 6 4
Columbus .................... 2 1 2 8 4 3
D.C. United ................. 2 3 1 7 9 12
New England .............. 1 2 3 6 5 7
Toronto FC .................. 1 2 3 6 6 9
Chicago ....................... 1 3 1 4 8 11
Sporting K.C. ............... 1 2 1 4 8 9
Real Salt Lake ............ 4 0 0 12 8 1
Los Angeles ................ 3 1 3 12 7 7
Colorado ..................... 3 2 0 9 8 6
Portland ...................... 2 2 1 7 9 10
Vancouver ................... 1 2 3 6 9 10
Seattle ........................ 1 2 3 6 6 7
San Jose ..................... 1 2 2 5 5 7
Dallas .......................... 1 3 1 4 6 8
Chivas USA ................. 0 2 3 3 3 5
New York 4, at D.C. United 0
Seattle FC at Colorado, 9:30
Best-of-three; x-if necessary
Sunday: Iowa at Rio Grande Valley
Wednesday: Rio Grande Valley at Iowa
x-Friday, April 29: Rio Grande Valley at Iowa
At Luxehills Intl Country Club; In Chengdu, China
Purse: $3 million; Yardage: 7,335
24 players did not finish because of darkness
Han Chang-won, South Korea ........... 30-34 64
Gareth Maybin, Northern Ireland...... 32-33 65
James Morrison, England.................. 33-32 65
Bradley Dredge, Wales...................... 31-34 65
Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark.................. 31-34 65
Steven Alker, New Zealand............... 32-34 66
Jin-ho Choi, South Korea................... 33-33 66
Jeev Milkha Singh, India ................... 31-35 66
Joost Luiten, Netherlands................. 34-32 66
Richie Ramsay, Scotland................... 34-32 66
Sergio Garcia, Spain .......................... 33-33 66
Fredrik Andersson Hed, Sweden....... 35-31 66
Gregory Havret, France ..................... 32-34 66
Danny Lee, New Zealand................... 33-33 66
Michael Campbell, New Zealand....... 33-34 67
John Parry, England........................... 34-33 67
Ross McGowan, England ................... 32-35 67
Robert-Jan Derksen, Netherlands .... 33-34 67
Michael Jonzon, Sweden................... 34-33 67
Jeppe Huldahl, Denmark ................... 32-35 67
At Royale Jakarta Golf Club; In Jakarta, Indonesia
Purse: $750,000; Yardage: 7,304
Siddikur, Bangladesh ................................................... 66
Park Hyun-bin, South Korea......................................... 67
Lam Chih Bing, Singapore ............................................ 67
Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand.......................................... 67
Antonio Lascuna, Philippines....................................... 67
Hwang Inn-choon, South Korea ................................... 67
Prayad Marksaeng, Thailand........................................ 67
Lee Westwood, England .............................................. 68
Rory Hie, Indonesia ...................................................... 68
Thitphun Chuayprakong, Thailand............................... 68
Ben Leong, Malaysia .................................................... 68
Darren Beck, Australia................................................. 68
Mo Joong-kyung, South Korea..................................... 68
Shaaban Hussin, Malaysia........................................... 68
La Salle 7, George Washington 6
Catholic 15, McDaniel 9
ACC Tournament First round
Boston College 17, Virginia Tech 3
ACC Tournament First round
North Carolina 16, Virginia 5
Norfolk St. 9-8, UMES 2-0
CIAA Tournament
Chowan 8, Bowie St. 7
Catholic 9, Susquehanna 0
ACC Tournament First round
Maryland 4, Florida St. 2
Virginia Tech 4, N.C. State
CAA Tournament First round
Drexel 4, George Mason 0
CAC Tournament Championship
Mary Washington 5, Salisbury 4
Catholic 5, Susquehanna 4
ACC Tournament First round
Clemson 4, Virginia Tech 1
Outdoor ACC Championships Opening Day
1. Duke 34, 2. NCSt. 23, 3. Florida St. 19, 4. Va. Tech 15, 6.
Virginia 8
1. Duke 31, 2. Clemson 21, 3. Virginia 15, 9. Va. Tech 3
Springfield 29.5, Ft. Belvoir 24.5; Blue Haven 29, Fairfax
Shelly Davis won the niners peoria tournament with 35
Cross Creek 11.5, Fort Meade 8.5
Army-Navy Arlington 20 Chantilly 16
Army-Navy Fairfax 26 Mount Vernon 10
Belle Haven 18 Evergreen 17
Fort Belvoir 20 CC of Fairfax 16
Heritage Hunt 24 River Bend 12
International 20 Hidden Creek 16
Springfield 23 Westwood 12
In the senior two-man championship, Jerry King and
Mike Ray won low gross. Frank Kall and Craig Grayson
won low net.
At Harbour Town Golf Links; In Hilton Head, S.C.
Purse: $5.7 million; Yardage: 6,873; Par: 71 (36-35)
Play was suspended due to darkness and will be
completed Friday.
Garrett Willis .............................. 31 33 64 -7
Chad Campbell ............................ 35 30 65 -6
Tim Herron .................................. 31 34 65 -6
Arjun Atwal ................................ 32 33 65 -6
Matt Bettencourt ....................... 32 33 65 -6
Mark Wilson ............................... 33 33 66 -5
Brian Gay .................................... 32 34 66 -5
Camilo Villegas ........................... 33 33 66 -5
Jason Dufner .............................. 34 33 67 -4
Scott Verplank ............................ 34 33 67 -4
Luke Donald ................................ 32 35 67 -4
Blake Adams ............................... 32 35 67 -4
Brendon de Jonge ....................... 34 33 67 -4
Chris Riley ................................... 34 33 67 -4
Josh Teater ................................. 37 31 68 -3
Brian Davis ................................. 33 35 68 -3
Bo Van Pelt ................................. 32 36 68 -3
Robert Garrigus .......................... 34 34 68 -3
Graeme McDowell ...................... 33 35 68 -3
Steve Elkington .......................... 32 36 68 -3
Spencer Levin ............................. 36 32 68 -3
Chris Couch ................................. 34 34 68 -3
Jim Furyk .................................... 34 34 68 -3
Matt Kuchar ................................ 33 35 68 -3
Jerry Kelly ................................... 37 31 68 -3
Tag Ridings ................................. 35 34 69 -2
Webb Simpson ............................ 32 37 69 -2
Nathan Green ............................. 33 36 69 -2
Ian Poulter .................................. 33 36 69 -2
Boo Weekley ............................... 36 33 69 -2
Alex Cejka ................................... 34 35 69 -2
Fredrik Jacobson ......................... 34 35 69 -2
Trevor Immelman ....................... 34 35 69 -2
D.J. Trahan .................................. 35 34 69 -2
Brandt Snedeker ......................... 34 35 69 -2
Ben Crane .................................... 36 33 69 -2
Jason Day .................................... 35 34 69 -2
John Daly .................................... 35 35 70 -1
Kevin Na ...................................... 35 35 70 -1
Nick O'Hern ................................. 34 36 70 -1
Billy Mayfair ............................... 35 35 70 -1
Aaron Baddeley .......................... 33 37 70 -1
Scott Stallings ............................ 34 36 70 -1
William McGirt ........................... 36 34 70 -1
J.P. Hayes ................................... 34 36 70 -1
Charles Warren ........................... 33 37 70 -1
Ryuji Imada ................................. 35 35 70 -1
James Driscoll ............................ 35 35 70 -1
Sean O'Hair ................................. 36 34 70 -1
Brendan Steele ........................... 33 37 70 -1
Bill Haas ...................................... 40 30 70 -1
Steve Marino .............................. 36 35 71 E
Tommy Gainey ............................ 35 36 71 E
Carl Pettersson ........................... 37 34 71 E
Pat Perez .................................... 36 35 71 E
Johnson Wagner ......................... 35 36 71 E
Ricky Barnes ............................... 33 38 71 E
Kris Blanks .................................. 34 37 71 E
Michael Sim ................................ 36 35 71 E
Troy Merritt ................................ 31 40 71 E
Chad Collins ................................ 35 36 71 E
Will MacKenzie ........................... 34 37 71 E
Ben Curtis ................................... 37 34 71 E
Michael Bradley .......................... 36 35 71 E
Heath Slocum ............................. 35 36 71 E
Jesper Parnevik .......................... 35 37 72 +1
Paul Goydos ................................ 35 37 72 +1
Richard S. Johnson ..................... 36 36 72 +1
Marc Leishman ........................... 36 36 72 +1
Cameron Beckman ...................... 38 34 72 +1
Marc Turnesa .............................. 37 35 72 +1
Francesco Molinari ..................... 35 37 72 +1
David Hearn ................................ 35 37 72 +1
Michael Putnam .......................... 34 38 72 +1
Charles Howell III ....................... 36 36 72 +1
Joe Durant .................................. 38 34 72 +1
Charlie Wi ................................... 38 34 72 +1
Steve Flesch ............................... 36 36 72 +1
Stephen Ames ............................ 36 36 72 +1
Stewart Cink ............................... 37 35 72 +1
Kevin Streelman ......................... 36 37 73 +2
Glen Day ...................................... 37 36 73 +2
Chris Stroud ................................ 37 36 73 +2
Stuart Appleby ........................... 36 37 73 +2
Jason Bohn ................................. 37 36 73 +2
Kent Jones .................................. 36 37 73 +2
Derek Lamely .............................. 37 36 73 +2
Lucas Glover ............................... 37 36 73 +2
Zach Johnson .............................. 37 36 73 +2
New York 2 2 4
D.C. United 0 0 0
1, New York, Henry 2 (Solli), 12th minute. 2, New York,
Henry 3 (Solli, Richards), 38th.
3, New York, Lindpere 1, 76th. 4, New York, Agudelo 2
(Solli), 90th+.
New York: Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller, Tim Ream,
Teemu Tainio, Rafael Marquez, Dane Richards (Mehdi
Ballouchy, 66th), Jan Gunnar Solli, Joel Lindpere, Luke
Rodgers (Juan Agudelo, 74th), Thierry Henry (Carl
Robinson, 81st), Dwayne De Rosario.
D.C. United: Bill Hamid, Dejan Jakovic, Marc Burch, Chris
Korb (Santino Quaranta, 69th), Chris Pontius, Dax
McCarty (Branko Boskovic, 46th), Clyde Simms, Perry
Kitchen, Fred, Josh Wolff, Charlie Davies (Joseph
Ngwenya, 60th). A: 18,052
CHICAGO ........................... 21 21 23 23 88
INDIANA ............................ 17 25 22 20 84
Deng 45:11 8-19 3-4 3-6 6 3 21
Boozer 31:56 2-10 0-0 3-11 3 4 4
Noah 35:13 3-6 5-6 1-10 2 4 11
Rose 42:32 4-18 13-15 1-3 2 2 23
Bogans 19:19 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 9
Gibson 20:34 3-5 0-0 1-5 0 0 6
Brewer 10:14 0-2 2-2 0-3 1 0 2
Watson 7:31 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 1 0
Korver 19:13 5-6 0-0 1-2 2 2 12
Asik 2:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Thomas 5:21 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 0
TOTALS 240 28-72 23-27 10-42 20 20 88
Percentages: FG.389, FT .852. 3-Point Goals: 9-20, .450
(Bogans 3-3, Korver 2-3, Deng 2-6, Rose 2-6, Thomas
0-1, Watson 0-1). TeamRebounds: 9. TeamTurnovers:
16 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 9 (Noah 4, Gibson 2, Deng,
Korver, Thomas). Turnovers: 15 (Rose 5, Boozer 3,
Deng 2, Gibson 2, Watson 2, Korver). Steals: 7 (Rose 4,
Asik, Bogans, Boozer). Technical Fouls: None.
Granger 34:34 10-21 0-0 2-4 2 3 21
Hansbrough 31:02 3-12 4-4 4-5 1 1 10
Hibbert 22:55 3-12 0-0 3-7 0 5 6
Collison 34:28 4-8 1-2 0-1 2 1 9
George 29:28 1-9 4-4 4-12 2 1 6
Dunleavy 13:44 2-4 2-2 0-0 2 0 6
DJones 16:14 5-9 1-1 1-1 0 3 11
Foster 25:05 1-1 0-0 1-7 0 2 2
Price 13:15 2-9 0-0 0-3 1 2 4
Rush 2:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
McRoberts 16:58 2-2 5-5 0-2 0 2 9
TOTALS 240 33-87 17-18 15-42 11 20 84
Percentages: FG.379, FT .944. 3-Point Goals: 1-10, .100
(Granger 1-5, Dunleavy 0-1, George 0-1, D.Jones 0-1,
Price 0-2). TeamRebounds: 10. TeamTurnovers: 11 (13
PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (George 2, Hibbert 2, Foster,
McRoberts). Turnovers: 11 (Collison 4, Foster 2,
Hibbert 2, Granger, Hansbrough, McRoberts). Steals:
10 (George 2, Granger 2, McRoberts 2, Price 2, Collison,
Hansbrough). Technical Fouls: None.
A: 18,165 (18,165). T: 2:21.
Rose, Bulls push Pacers to the brink, 88-84
indianapolis Derrick Rose
struggled all game long, but still
found a way to be the difference-
maker inthe end.
Rose scored 23 points, includ-
ing the go-ahead layup with 17.8
seconds left, to help the Chicago
Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers, 88-
84, on Thursday night and take a
3-0 lead in their first-round se-
Roses late basket was his only
field goal in the second half. He
made just 4 of 18 shots as he was
blanketed, and at times pum-
meled, by Indianas Paul George
and Dahntay Jones. He made up
for it by making 13 of 15 free
throws. Roseaveraged37.5points
in the first two games of the se-
Luol Deng had 21 points and
Kyle Korver added 12 for the
Indianas Danny Granger had
a chance to win it at the end, but
he missed a three-pointer in the
closingseconds. HeledthePacers
with21 points.
Rose, guarded by Jones, drove
left for a layup with 17.8 seconds
remaining to give the Bulls an
86-84 lead and spark MVP!
chants from the thousands of
Bulls fans who made the three-
hour drive.
The Pacers went for the win,
but Grangers three-pointer was
off, and Chicagos Ronnie Brewer
rebounded. He was fouled, then
made two free throws with 1.1
seconds left to put the game out
of reach.
The Pacers, who lost double-
digit leads in both of the first two
games, led by five points in the
fourth quarter on Thursday and
couldnt holdon.
Indiana took a 68-65 lead on a
layup by Jones with just more
than10 minutes to play. His fade-
away jumper over Korver
bumpedIndianas leadto 70-65.
Rose tied the game with two
free throws, then gave the Bulls a
72-70 lead with two free throws
after he drove and drew Indiana
center Roy Hibberts fifth foul.
Korver followed with a three-
pointer to push Chicagos lead to
75-70with7 minutes to go.
Indiana closed to 75-74, but
Korver struck again with a three-
pointer toincrease Chicagos lead
to 78-74 with six minutes left. A
baseline jumper by Granger tied
the score at 84 with 1 minute 42
seconds remaining to set up the
frantic ending.
ThePacers went up46-45early
in the second half on two free
throws by George. A layup by
Darren Collison put Indiana up
50-47 as he showed no ill effects
after spraining his left ankle in
Game 2 onMonday.
Joakim Noah, Chicagos best
interior defender, picked up his
fourth foul with 3:01 left in the
Rose was fouled by Jones on a
three-pointer with 1:28 left inthe
third quarter, and made all three
freethrows toput theBulls ahead
The Pacers could have taken
the lead at the end of the third
quarter, but A.J. Prices short
jumper bounced off the rim, and
the Bulls led65-64.
Notes: Former Pacer Reggie
Miller saidherememberstheear-
ly 1990s when his team would
host the Bulls at Market Square
Arena and the crowd would be
about 60 percent Chicago fans.
He said that changed when the
Pacers proved to be legitimate
EasternConference contenders.
Noting Chicagos history of
traveling in large numbers, Pac-
ers Coach Frank Vogel asked the
fans to support the team, joking
that metal detectors would keep
Bulls fans out of the building.
Associated Press
Jeff Foster and the Pacers helped keep Derrick Rose in check,
holding himto 4-of-18 shooting, but Rose came through in the end.
HEAT100, 76ERS94
Dwyane Wade had 32 points and
10 rebounds, LeBron James finished
with 24 points and 15 boards and
Miami took a 3-0 lead in the first-
round series.
Chris Bosh scored 19 points for the
Heat, which rallied from an early
10-point deficit to move within one win
of a sweep of the Eastern Conference
Game 4 is Sunday in Philadelphia.
James hit the court hard late in the
fourth quarter and briefly sat against
the scorers table. He grimaced when
his teammates pulled him up and he
slowly walked back to Miamis bench.
The 76ers were determined to win
one on their home court and played
like a teamtrying all it could to get the
series back to Miami.
Elton Brand had 21 points and 11
rebounds for the 76ers.
Lou Williams missed a three-point
attempt in the final minute that would
have made it a one-point game.
MIAMI ................................ 21 29 23 27 100
PHILADELPHIA .................. 29 23 23 19 94
James 44:16 8-15 7-10 1-15 6 1 24
Bosh 40:37 8-19 3-6 3-6 1 1 19
Ilgauskas 16:02 5-9 0-0 8-8 0 3 10
Bibby 26:42 1-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 3
Wade 39:28 10-19 12-12 6-10 8 0 32
Jones 26:29 2-3 2-2 0-5 0 2 8
Anthony 29:16 2-6 0-0 1-4 1 3 4
Chalmers 17:10 0-3 0-0 0-1 3 2 0
TOTALS 240 36-79 24-30 20-50 19 12 100
Percentages: FG .456, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333
(Jones 2-3, Bibby 1-3, James 1-4, Chalmers 0-2). Team
Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 12 (7 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 8 (Bosh 3, Wade 2, Anthony, Bibby, Ilgauskas).
Turnovers: 12 (Bosh 3, Wade 3, Bibby 2, Jones 2,
Ilgauskas, James). Steals: 3 (Bosh, James, Wade).
Technical Fouls: None.
Iguodala 40:37 3-10 3-4 3-5 10 4 10
Brand 40:59 9-15 3-4 3-11 0 5 21
Hawes 21:59 6-11 0-0 1-6 0 1 12
Holiday 41:29 7-13 2-4 1-2 8 2 20
Meeks 28:10 2-8 0-0 1-3 2 1 6
Battie 7:09 2-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 4
Williams 30:47 5-12 3-5 0-1 4 2 15
Turner 6:55 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2
Young 21:56 1-8 2-2 1-3 0 2 4
TOTALS 240:01 36-82 13-19 11-34 24 20 94
Percentages: FG .439, FT .684. 3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429
(Holiday 4-5, Williams 2-5, Meeks 2-6, Iguodala 1-4,
Hawes 0-1). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 9 (13
PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Hawes 2, Brand, Iguodala,
Young). Turnovers: 6 (Holiday 2, Young 2, Brand,
Iguodala). Steals: 7 (Meeks 2, Holiday, Iguodala, Turner,
Williams, Young). Technical Fouls: Defensive three
second, 5:54 first.
A: 20,404 (20,318). T: 2:30.
North County 11, Glen Burnie 10
Seneca Valley 14, Northwood 0
Seneca Valley 15, Northwood 2
Reservoir 2, Oakland Mills 0
W.T. Woodson 15, Kettle Run 0 (5)
West Potomac 4, McLean 1
Bullis 6, Episcopal 2
Flint Hill 13, St. James 3 (5)
Georgetown Prep 15, St. Albans 6
Middleburg 16, Randolph-Macon 0
O'Connell 16, Bishop Ireton 6
Sidwell Friends 12, Georgetown Day 2 (6)
St. Andrew's 15, Field 7
Herndon 9, Victor (N.Y.) 8 (9)
Wootton 3, Avalon 1
South County 10, Proctor 4
Bullis 9, Episcopal 5
Flint Hill 6, Sidwell Friends 1
Glenelg Country 6, Curley 4
Woodberry Forest 13, Middleburg 7
Severn 9, Annapolis 2
St. John's 5, Ballston Spa 4
North Stafford 4, Albemarle 0
Collegiate 6, Episcopal 1
Flint Hill 7, St. James 0
Landon 6, Sidwell Friends 1
Potomac School 5, Bullis 2
Episcopal 11, Flint Hill 10 (OT)
National Cathedral 10, Bullis 9
Pallotti 14, Oldfields 4
Potomac School 16, Holton-Arms 8
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes 18, Georgetown Visitation 5
Highland 23, Wakefield 10
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Centreville 21, Triton (MA) 15
Highland 2, Wakefield 1
Annapolis Area Christian 15.5, Curley 5.5
Georgetown Prep 191, Landon 196
Severn 15, Friends (Baltimore) 6
Virginia State Catholic Champiionship
Paul VI 308; Bishop Ireton 326; Bishop OConnell 334;
Walsingham 337;
Chesapeake 7, Glenelg 0
Mountain View 11, Stafford 0
North Stafford 4, Albemarle 0
Bullis 16, Holton-Arms 8
Elizabeth Seton 4, Bishop Ireton 3
Sidwell Friends 11, Episcopal 10
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes 14, Flint Hill 2
In judging the Wizards,
a few sentences for each
what people say about New
York or L.A., Dwight Howard
envisions catching alley-oops
JOSHHOWARD: Though you
were always injured, you made
the All-GQteamwith those
resplendent suits on the bench.
You are not the young
knucklehead you were at times
in Dallas. You have matured
enough to knowyou need to get
out of here as a free agent.
Thanks for your leadership
during the post-Gilbert,
transitional phase.
Hold up. Who are you?
waiting to congratulate you in
person for making the All-
Defensive Third Team. Oh,
wait. That didnt happen. There
is not a chance that will ever
happen. (In Hubie Brown
voice:) You are Nick Young,
okay. You dont guard anybody,
Look, I was wrong. You are
better than the AND1 bus. I
nowthink you have Vinnie
Microwave Johnson
potential. You are a good soul
and as playful and mischievous
as anyone. But I knowsomeone
else who did the 25-going-on-12
thing in this town, and it only
played for so long. You can
laugh, smile and growup at the
same time. Promise. You
frustrate me so much because I
like you the most.
You, Yi, are no Yao. But after he
retires, you are all more than 8
billion of your countrymen
have left. For the sake of
Chinese media everywhere,
please, stay in the league just
not here.
Orlando to this? Come on, be
honest, you must have stolen
snacks fromStan Van Gundys
office. Having swapped long-
range jumpers with Kobe in the
NBAFinals less than two years
ago, Imsorry you had to see
this. When your career has
come down to, At least he cost
less over the long haul than
Gilbert Arenas, thats
depressing. But make the best
of it. And dont worry. Ernie
will get you out of here next
summer with a nice little
$13 million buyout of your last
year. Keep teaching the young
bucks howto be a pro and get
down, damn it. I wanted to give
you the benefit of the doubt
because of your glacial return
to health this season fromfoot
surgery. I want to look at the
rawnumbers and some of the
offensive outbursts and say,
See, Dray, I told you youd get
it. But you cant capture your
inner fire in Game No. 75. You
cant camouflage a body of
work with one solid month.
Speaking of bodies, yours
needs work. I dont expect you
to dedicate your offseason to
the memory of Jack LaLanne,
but try a Shake Weight. Despite
all that, were going to keep you
around because we still believe
in you and we really havent
heard anything spectacular we
would want back in a trade
thus far. But its early.
Also, we knowyou have a key
to Chipotle and were going to
need that back.
care if youre a tweener who
cant find a natural position,
you hustle. You want it. You
work. You . . . must have gotten
lost on the way to Boston.
are not a member of a Big
Three yet. And your most
famous quote, If I can see the
rim, its a good shot does not
make you the greatest find of
wise from D1 all time. But you are more than
a gunner who got an
opportunity. You can play and
you have that ornery streak
that is a real commodity here in
Washington. Heres hoping you
stay awhile.
performance at All-Star
Weekend, especially the two-
ball dunk. Alot of people didnt
knowwho you were before
that. And that behind-the-back
pass you threwthe last week of
the season was sweet. I was just
thinking, what if, just this
summer, you focus on a drop-
step move or a face-up jumper
GAME! Repeat after me. STOP
Stop, for the love of God,
falling for pump fakes that kids
John Calipari is recruiting from
sonograms dont fall for. All
those blocks you had to make
that took you out of position
those are all defensive
You picked up the game late,
but nowyou have to catch up.
MOEVANS: We want you
seamstress of your next team
treat you better.
LARRY OWENS: Do you have
some IDto prove you were on
the team?
job you did in Cedar Rapids
this year. You were my All
Southwest Airlines Coach of
the Year (Wanna get away?)
No, seriously, I think youre a
great coach who will one day
oversee a bona fide contender
again. I knowyou have two
years left and youre a company
man. But a rebuild isnt what
you signed on for. Youve had a
tough personal year with the
loss of your mother, and it
couldnt have helped that you
had to essentially babysit some
of your roster. Unless you really
believe this franchise can
compete for the services of
Dwight Howard in 2012, I
might ask Ted for a buyout, do
the embedded-coach-in-the-
studio-gig thing for a year and
then go after the job you truly
want. No one would blame you.
If not, I will support you
wholeheartedly if you remain.
exceeded expectations
according to Ted, and thats all
that matters. You moved
Gilbert and the contract you
gave him, which most GMs
thought was impossible. You
saved Ted money. Good job,
basically, pulling egg shells out
of the trash, bronzing themand
then making someone else
think theyre decorations. Now
your contract is a year from
being up. Heres hoping you get
to stick around to see more
than the Capitals in the
playoffs at Verizon Center. In
my mind, it happens only one
way Howard or bust in 2012.
Dont tamper, but recruit
TEDLEONSIS: I need more
reasons than No. 2 right nowto
believe and its hard to find
many of them.
Frankly, I look at Portland
and they made the playoffs
with their No. 1 overall pick,
Greg Oden, out and another
star player, Brandon Roy, hurt.
Indiana got in, Philly and
Memphis too. I look at Ivan
Drago in NewJersey trying to
land Melo and Dwight and
finally getting Deron Williams,
and I want to ask: Howmuch
Dont worry, Ill warmup to
this team. But nowI have to ask
you to be patient.
Center JaVale McGee of the Wizards had entertaining moments,
but he also had a penchant for dribbling the basketball too much.
stages as a professional basket-
ball player: his eagerness to put
on a show and to make those
around him happy.
Coach Flip Saunders often de-
scribed Wall last season as a
pleaser, and the No. 1 overall
pick supported that assessment
whether it was by being the
only player to rank inthe top10in
assists despite playing the entire
season on a team that ranked in
the bottom third in both scoring
and field goal percentage, or how
he waited in the locker room to
answer two rounds of questions
from reporters on the night he
was ejected for throwing a closed
fist and forearm at Miami Heat
center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
He wants to be great and he
wants to please everyone, Saun-
ders said of Wall.
The downfall for me
That quality helped Wall trans-
form his life from that of a
trouble-maker to a purpose-driv-
en, standout basketball player.
But it may have also hampered
him during a season in which he
posted one of the best statistical
seasons ever for a rookie point
guard averaging 16.4 points,
8.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds
though he admittedly played hurt
for the final four months.
If he couldve done anything
differently last season, Wall said
he wouldve taken his time before
coming back froma foot injury he
claims was the downfall for me.
Wall sprained his left foot while
contesting a jumper by Chicagos
Derrick Rose on Nov. 13, but he
returned after missing just four
games, only to suffer a more
debilitating bone bruise in his
right knee in his first game back.
When asked why he rushed back
from his initial injury, Wall said,
I didnt want to disappoint any-
Wall understood the immense
pressures that came with being
the top choice, and he felt he had
an obligation to the franchise and
its fans to be a quick-fix savior
and help it return to the playoffs.
He was encouraged by how the
Wizards (23-59) finished the reg-
ular season, winning five of their
last eight games, but disappoint-
ed that he couldnt rescue the
organization in his first season.
It was every bit of who Johnis,
was and will be, to come in and
turn this thing around in a year.
He absolutely had every inten-
tion of being in the playoffs and it
didnt work out. So from that
standpoint, it was definitely frus-
trating, business manager and
longtime mentor Brian Clifton
said in a telephone interview. It
wasnt this cakewalk of an exis-
tence and he just walked in and it
was perfect. He was forced to
realize, as exceptional as he is,
hes human and he does have
Wall dealt with his share of
adversity inhis first season, as the
prototypical pass-first point
guard had to adjust to an ever-
changing roster that featured 23
players and 29 starting lineups.
He shifted his role and quickly
matured after the team dealt the
former face of the franchise, Gil-
bert Arenas, to Orlando and later
traded his backup, Kirk Hinrich,
to Atlanta.
He also happened to join the
league at a time when point
guard is the leagues most presti-
gious position, with arguably
more depth in talent than at any
time. But the more frustrating
part for Wall was that he couldnt
always reach into his bag of tricks
and respond as he was slowed by
injuries that forcedhimto miss 12
I knewafter the first couple of
games I could play in the league,
said Wall, who had a triple-dou-
ble in his sixth game. I think I
did good for my year. I wasnt
fully healthy and being myself,
but I cant hold nobody account-
able for that. Things just hap-
pened. I just fought through it
and helped my team out as much
as possible.
Even though he wasnt at his
best, Wall said the right things to
persuade the team to let him
come back from his foot injury
and learned a valuable lesson
about being more patient.
He came off the bench in his
first game back against the Phila-
delphia 76ers on Nov. 23 and led
the Wizards to an overtime win,
but it came at a cost. Wall tried to
get into the lane, but his sore foot
kept him from making the move
that his mind wanted him to
make, so he wound up colliding
with another player. Sixers re-
serve Marreese Speights fell on
him, contributing to a deep bone
bruise in his right knee that Wall
said limited him to being no
better than 85 percent the rest
of the season.
There was some concern with-
in the Wizards organization in
early December that Walls Ree-
wall from D1
bok Zig Slash shoes couldve been
the source of his initial foot prob-
lems. After meeting with Wall,
Wizards officials and their train-
ing staff, Reebok made some ad-
justments a few months later to
make the shoe firmer, but Clifton
said the changes were cosmetic
more than anything functional.
Wall, who has a five-year, $25
million deal with Reebok, also
dismissed the speculation. I
dont think nothing was wrong
with my shoe. Udonis Haslem
sprained his foot the same way.
Brandon Jennings hurt his. Are
you going to blame Reebok, Con-
verse or Under Armour? I dont
know, Wall said. A sprained foot
youcant really control if youland
on somebodys foot. My shoe
wasnt the problem at all.
Willing to work
Wall accepted early on that he
wasnt going to follow Rose and
Tyreke Evans and become the
third consecutive player to play
one season under John Calipari
and claim rookie of the year
honors. While Wall sat out, Grif-
fin exploded and became the
runaway favorite for rookie of the
year, turning Wall into an after-
thought by the time he returned
in late December.
I think thats what happened.
But certain things happen, you
cant really control them. It was
tough trying to get back, and
seeing every time you turned on
the TV, it was a highlight reel,
Wall said of Griffin. I think more
thanlikely, hes going to winit. Its
well deserved. When I was out
with injuries, he came up in big
games. I wanted to win it, but if
you come up short, thats just
another motivation next year to
do something better.
Wall said the Arenas trade
forced him to be more responsi-
ble withregards to the Wizards. I
thought we was going to stay
together and play, but I knew
from that day forward what it
was, it was going to be my organi-
zation, my team. I wasnt trying to
step on anybodys foot or come in
like I was bigger or better than
anybody. I just stepped back and
accepted a role as much as I could
as a rookie. But I think next year,
Im really going to step into the
role more and be a different
player for this organization.
Saunders said Wall was able to
succeed this season because he
consistently stayed upbeat and
brought the same energy and
effort to practice, no matter the
results of the previous game.
Hes very receptive. Hes a guy I
could get on in practice. And he
might groan a little bit, but hes
going to pick it up. When John
gets down, its because he gets
down on himself, because he is a
perfectionist. And the great ones,
thats what makes them great.
They arent satisfied with being
mediocre, and they keep on striv-
ing to be better and better.
Wall plans to work on improv-
ing his jumper, flexibility and
physique this offseason, hoping
that the changes can also help
elevate the Wizards. He said he
would hire a personal chef and
work on his diet after realizing
the physical challenges of playing
at a high level while snacking on
junk food. You cant run a
Porsche on kerosene, Clifton
I want to be known as a player
thats very talented but also will-
ing to work, Wall said. Like
Derrick [Rose], he got better ev-
ery year. Like [Russell] West-
brook, he got better every year.
Those type of guys, I want to be in
a category with those types of
guys in the next two or three
years, and I think if I just sit back
and study the game like those
guys did and work as hard as they
did, as I should, andI am, I think I
can be up there.
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis
said Walls eventual progression
will strengthen the connection he
already has with fans. I think
John is going to be an incredibly
popular player here for a long
time, because theyll remember
him as a baby 20 years old,
Leonsis said. Theyll remember
in three years, four years, five
years, when he first came and
how aw-shucks and how sweet
he was, and now hes a man and
an all-star. Theyll watch him
develop and I think there is a
positive chemistry between fan
base and players that way.
And Wall will do his best not to
let them down.
For Wall, pressure to perform
He wants to be great and he wants to please everyone, Coach Flip Saunders says of Wall, who says he
would have taken his time coming back froma foot injury if he could have done anything differently.
Wall certainly enjoyed the Rookie Challenge in Los Angeles, named
the games MVP after a record 22-assist performance.
Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4
Game 5
Game 6* Game 7*
Capitals 2,
Rangers 1 (OT)
Capitals 2,
Rangers 0
Rangers 3,
Capitals 2
Capitals 4,
Rangers 3 (2 OT)
Monday at New York
time TBA (CSN)
Wednesday at Verizon Center
time TBA (CSN) *if necessary
Capitals vs. RangersTomorrow at Verizon Center, 3 p.m. (WRC-4, WBAL-11) Washington leads quarterfinal series, 3-1
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Photos: Check out shots of all the action from
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Capitals Insider: Katie Carrera reports from
behind the scenes throughout the day.
Game 5s the time to close out the Rangers
on their return flight from
Montreal following Game 4
caused a flat first period two days
Imnot buying either. The
inexperienced Capitals simply
didnt knowhowto close out an
opponent desperate to keep its
season alive.
After that loss, Boudreau
delivered a scathing rebuke of his
teams effort, saying famously
that the Capitals had five or six
passengers along for the ride.
The same thing could have
been said after the first 40
minutes in NewYork on
Then, something unexpected
happened in the third period.
Instead of crumbling beneath the
chorus of derisive chants
directed at Boudreau and a 3-0
deficit that had started to
resemble a 7-0 pasting they had
absorbed in the same building on
Dec. 12, the Capitals did
something out of character, as
their coach often implores them
to do in times of turmoil.
on hockey from D1
Alexander Semin raced to the
net with abandon and followed
up his own shot while jamming
away at a loose puck fromthe
side of the crease. Rookie Marcus
Johansson morphed into a
veteran, notching the first and
second playoff goals of his career,
the first on a tap-in and the
second on a redirection in front.
Then Jason Chimera, a 10-goal
scorer in the regular season and a
healthy scratch only three weeks
ago, notched the biggest goal of
the season 32 minutes 36 seconds
into extra time.
The Capitals went from
looking like a teamin trouble to
the contender many believed
themto be. The Rangers,
meantime, took a devastating
uppercut on the chin.
Those who lived last years
collapse said Thursday they are
confident there wont be a repeat.
Its a different team, a
different era, Chimera said. We
have a different kind of resolve
here this year. [The Montreal
series] is always in the back of
your mind. But we have a whole
newleadership in here.
Mike Knuble, who missed
Wednesdays game with a
suspected right hand injury, said
last seasons flameout humbled
the Capitals in a good way.
As a group, we were a little
more high on ourselves than this
group, he said.
Added Eric Fehr: Obviously,
we have to prove it on the ice,
that we learned our lesson. We
had a real tough summer, and I
think a lot of guys are bringing
different stuff to the table this
Wednesdays comeback
showed the Capitals are capable
of closing this series in five
games, but to do it theyll also
need to showthey have the killer
instinct required to pull it off.
Best-of-seven; x-If necessary
Game 1: at Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 (OT)
Game 2: at Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0
Game 3: at N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2
Game 4: Washington 4, at N.Y. Rangers 3 (2OT)
Saturday: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3
x-Monday: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD
x-Wednesday: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD
Game 1: Buffalo 1, at Philadelphia 0
Game 2: at Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4
Game 3: Philadelphia 4, at Buffalo 2
Game 4: at Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0
Friday: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30
Sunday: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3
x-Tuesday: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD
Game 1: Montreal 2, at Boston 0
Game 2: Montreal 3, at Boston 1
Game 3: Boston 4, at Montreal 2
Thursday: Boston 5, at Montreal 4 (OT)
Saturday: Montreal at Boston, 7
Tuesday: Boston at Montreal, TBD
x-Wednesday: Montreal at Boston TBD
Game 1: at Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0
Game 2: Tampa Bay 5, at Pittsburgh 1
Game 3: Pittsburgh 3, at Tampa Bay 2
Game 4: Pittsburgh 3, at Tampa Bay 2 (2OT)
Saturday: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Noon
x-Monday: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD
x-Wednesday: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD
Best-of-seven; x-If necessary
Game 1: at Vancouver 2, Chicago 0
Game 2: at Vancouver 4, Chicago 3
Game 3: Vancouver 3, at Chicago 2
Game 4: at Chicago 7, Vancouver2
Thursday: Chicago at Vancouver, Late
x-Sunday: Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30
x-Tuesday: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD
Game 1: at San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT)
Game 2: Los Angeles 4, at San Jose 0
Game 3: San Jose 6, at Los Angeles 5
Thursday: San Jose at Los Angeles, Late
Saturday: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30
x-Monday: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD
x-Wednesday: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD
Game 1: at Detroit 4, Phoenix 2
Game 2: at Detroit 4, Phoenix 3
Game 3: Detroit 4, at Phoenix 2
Game 4: Detroit 6, at Phoenix 3
Game 1: at Nashville 4, Anaheim 1
Game 2: at Anaheim 5, Nashville 3
Game 3: at Nashville 4, Anaheim 3
Game 4: Anaheim 6, at Nashville 3
Friday: Nashville at Anaheim, 10
Sunday: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD
x-Tuesday: Nashville at Anaheim, TBD
Late Wednesday
Danny Cleary shot from behind the
post, squeezing the puck through a
tiny space. Todd Bertuzzi muscled an
opponent and the puck to the front of
the crease, getting afortunate bounce
to find the net. Two goals in two
minutes and Detroit was headed into
the next round.
DETROIT .................................. 2 1 3 6
PHOENIX .................................. 2 1 0 3
Scoring: 1, DET, Holmstrom 2 (Datsyuk, Modano), 3:47.
2, PHX, Pyatt 1 (Jovanovski), 5:46. 3, PHX, Doan 3
(Turris, Yandle), 9:46. 4, DET, Eaves 1 (Helm), 18:47.
Scoring: 5, PHX, Hanzal 1 (Vrbata, Whitney), 1:09 (pp).
6, DET, Kronwall 1 (Cleary, Hudler), 4:49 (pp).
Scoring: 7, DET, Cleary 1 (V.Filppula, Bertuzzi), 13:41. 8,
DET, Bertuzzi 1 (Cleary, V.Filppula), 15:34. 9, DET, Eaves
2, 19:24 (en).
DET ........................................ 12 9 18 39
PHX .......................................... 6 10 11 27
Power-play opportunities: DET 1 of 3; PHX 1 of 2.
Goalies: DET, Howard 4-0-0 (27 shots-24 saves). PHX,
Bryzgalov 0-4-0 (39-34). A: 17,314 (17,135). T: 2:30.
Jason Chimera skates off with the winning goal in the second overtime of Game 4 for the Caps, who have not won a series in five since 1998.
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Knuble practices,
return is uncertain
Mike Knuble skated in full
pads for about 40 minutes
Thursday morning at Kettler
Capitals Iceplex, taking part in
a rather intense conditioning
The veteran right wing,
who missed Game 4 after
taking a puck off his right
hand in Game 3, didnt do
much shooting, and the shots
he did take werent with much
Knuble was struck by the
puck prior to scoring a goal in
Game 3 on Sunday, but the
exact injury he suffered is
The 38-year-old didnt take
his right glove off to expose his
hand during the practice or
while he was signing
autographs. When he met with
reporters, he didnt remove his
hand from his sweatshirt
Knuble said he expects to
play again this postseason but
he doesnt know when he will
next appear in the lineup. He
had missed only three games
this season prior to his
absence Wednesday night.
That stint came in November,
after he had suffered a broken
I call myself day-to-day,
Knuble said. Youve got to do
your best to stay in shape and
keep your conditioning or
whatever. Its hard to sit out
and hard to watch, especially
last night, to watch the ups
and downs. Finish with Jason
[Chimeras] goal its heart-
wrenching to watch at home,
thats for sure.
As for whether he might be
available for Game 5 against
the Rangers on Saturday
afternoon, Knuble said he
wasnt sure.
Thats up in the air; we
wont know until tomorrow or
maybe even Saturday morning,
Saturday game time, he said.
At one point during
Knubles workout, Chimera
came out of the weight room
near the ice surface and the
injured right winger yelled for
him to come over. Knuble
hugged Chimera and there
were a few cheers. The oldest
player on the Capitals roster
later discussed how difficult it
was for him to watch the
pivotal matchup at Madison
Square Garden Wednesday
I find myself watching the
clock all day and trying to be
home at the right time, trying
to make sure I have my DVR
set so I dont miss anything,
Knuble said. Its just a weird
feeling. Missing a playoff
game, watching your team play
is much different than missing
games in the regular season.
Its really hard to go through.
Obviously, I was as low as they
felt last night and as high as
they were after, too.
Wideman speaks
On Thursday, Dennis
Wideman spoke with reporters
for the first time since
suffering a leg hematoma
following a hit by Carolinas
Tuomo Ruutu on March 29.
Although he said hes
making progress in his
recovery, the defenseman
made it clear that there is no
firm timetable for him to
Its coming. Its getting
better every day. Its a bit of a
slow process. But Im getting
close, Wideman said.
He then was asked if he had
a time frame for his return.
No. Not really, he said. They
havent said anything to me.
Im just going as it kind of is a
day-by-day thing. Like I said,
its getting better. Hopefully
before the end of next week I ll
be out practicing with the
Wideman has been skating
regularly since April 15 after
he spent at least 11 days in a
local hospital, where he
underwent surgery to drain
the blood and remove the
pressure that was building in
his leg.
He was on the ice again
Thursday prior to meeting
with media members, but
when he headed to the
dressing room after some laps,
the defenseman was walking
Wideman said he isnt
experiencing pain when hes
on the ice, though, and that
hes working on getting his
stride back. The only time
theres pain is when Im in the
training room, he said.
While its a slow-moving
recovery process, Wideman
said he is happy to be out of
the hospital. Asked to describe
what the prolonged stay was
like, he said: Boring. Boring.
. . . There wasnt much I could
do in there so I was just kind
of sitting around playing video
games and watching TV.
Katie Carrera
Late Wednesday
WASHINGTON ............. 0 0 3 0 1 4
N.Y. RANGERS ............. 0 3 0 0 0 3
Scoring: None. Penalties: Boyle, NYR (goaltender inter-
ference), 7:07; B.Gordon, Was (tripping), 9:46; Sturm,
Was (interference), 16:21; Boyle, NYR (goaltender
interference), 18:55; Ovechkin, Was (interference),
Scoring: 1, N.Y. Rangers, Anisimov 1 (Drury, Sauer),
5:24. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 1 (Fedotenko, Dubinsky),
13:40. 3, N.Y. Rangers, Dubinsky 2 (Fedotenko), 13:47.
Penalties: Green, Was (tripping), 2:56; Semin, Was
(boarding), 19:16.
Scoring: 4, Washington, Semin 2, 2:47. 5, Washington,
Johansson 1 (Laich, Green), 3:44. 6, Washington, Johan-
sson 2 (Carlson, Alzner), 12:07. Penalties: Avery, NYR
(slashing), 10:03; B.Gordon, Was (tripping), 12:48.
Scoring: None. Penalties: Stepan, NYR (delay of game),
Scoring: 7, Washington, Chimera 2, 12:36. Penalties:
Washington bench, served by Ovechkin (too many men),
WASHINGTON ........... 10 12 13 13 5 53
N.Y. RANGERS ............. 6 13 7 9 4 39
Power-play opportunities: Washington 0 of 4; N.Y.
Rangers 0 of 7. Goalies: Washington, Neuvirth 3-1-0 (39
shots-36 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 1-3-0 (53-49).
A: 18,200 (18,200). T: 3:49.
Coach Bruce Boudreau, left, and the Capitals would like to avoid the
feeling they had after Game 7 last year against the Canadiens.
Late Wednesday
Corey Perrys short-handed goal at
1:17 of the third period put Anahiem
ahead to stay, and the Ducks beat
Nashville to tie their series at two
games apiece.
ANAHEIM ................................ 2 1 3 6
NASHVILLE .............................. 1 2 0 3
Scoring: 1, ANA, Fowler 1 (Perry), 4:41 (pp). 2, ANA,
Koivu 1 (Blake), 5:14. 3, NSH, Hornqvist 2 (Kostitsyn,
Weber), 5:45.
Scoring: 4, NSH, Ward 2 (Franson, Sullivan), 5:44 (pp). 5,
ANA, Selanne 5 (Getzlaf, Fowler), 11:41 (pp). 6, NSH,
Halischuk 1 (Klein, Blum), 14:15.
Scoring: 7, ANA, Perry 2 (McMillan), 1:17 (sh). 8, ANA,
Getzlaf 2 (Perry), 4:51. 9, ANA, McMillan 1 (Marchant,
Visnovsky), 6:46.
ANA ....................................... 16 9 13 38
NSH ........................................ 12 7 3 22
Power-play opportunities: ANA 2 of 6; NSH 1 of 5.
Goalies: ANA, Emery 2-1-0 (22 shots-19 saves). NSH,
Rinne 2-2-0 (29-23), Lindback (6:46 third, 9-9). A: 17,113
(17,113). T: 2:37.
Bruins ride Ryder to victory
Boston evens series
with rival Montreal
at two games apiece
montreal Michael Ryder
scored 1 minute 59 seconds into
overtime to give the Boston Bru-
ins a 5-4 victory over the Mon-
treal Canadiens on Thursday
night, tying the first-round se-
ries 2-2.
Ryder, the former Canadiens
winger who also scored in the
second period, took Chris Kellys
pass from behind the net and
shot past Carey Price to give
Boston its second victory in a
row at the Bell Centre after the
Bruins dropped the first two
games of the Eastern Confer-
ence series at home.
Kelly brought Boston even for
the third time in the game, scor-
ing with 6:18 left in the third
period. He put away a loose puck
at his feet in the goal mouth for
his second of the series.
Patrice Bergeron and Andrew
Ference added goals for the Bru-
ins. Tim Thomas made 34 saves.
Michael Cammalleri had a
goal and two assists for Montre-
al, and Brent Sopel, Andrei Kos-
titsyn and P.K. Subban also
scored. The Canadiens blew
leads of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3.
Subban gave Montreal a 4-3
lead 1:39 into the third on the
Canadiens first power play after
Bergeron was called for hooking
at 37 seconds. The rookie defen-
semans shot through traffic
sailed past Thomas into the top
of the net, touching off yet an-
other thundering ovation on a
night of swings in the highly
charged atmosphere.
Price stopped 30 shots, in-
cluding a sprawling desperation
glove save on Johnny Boychuk
moments after Subbans go-
ahead goal.
5 4
Bruins winger Michael Ryder rejoices after scoring the winning
goal against Carey Price and his former team1:59 into overtime.
BOSTON .......................... 0 3 1 1 5
MONTREAL ..................... 1 2 1 0 4
Scoring: 1, Montreal, Sopel 1 (Cammalleri, Deshar-
nais), 8:13.
Scoring: 2, Boston, Ryder 1 (Kaberle, Kelly), 2:13. 3,
Montreal, Cammalleri 2 (Gionta, Gomez), 6:52. 4,
Montreal, Kostitsyn 2 (Plekanec, Moen), 7:47. 5,
Boston, Ference 1 (Marchand, Bergeron), 9:59. 6,
Boston, Bergeron 2 (Marchand, Seidenberg), 17:04.
Scoring: 7, Montreal, Subban 1 (Wisniewski, Cammal-
leri), 1:39 (pp). 8, Boston, Kelly 2 (Peverley, Ryder),
Scoring: 9, Boston, Ryder 2 (Kelly, Peverley), 1:59.
BOSTON .......................... 8 14 12 1 35
MONTREAL ................... 15 15 6 2 38
Power-play opportunities: Boston 0 of 1; Montreal 1 of
2. Goalies: Boston, Thomas 2-2-0 (38 shots-34 saves).
Montreal, Price 2-2-0 (35-30). A: 21,273 (21,273). T:
Green ........ 0 4 3 4 0 0 0
Ovechkin ... 2 2 -2 6 0 0 0
Arnott ....... 1 2 2 0 1 0 0
Semin ....... 2 1 3 6 0 0 1
Chimera .... 2 0 -1 0 0 0 2
Laich ......... 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Alzner ....... 0 1 -4 0 0 0 0
Backstrom 0 1 -1 2 0 0 0
Carlson ..... 0 1 -3 4 0 0 0
Knuble ...... 1 0 1 2 1 0 0
Bradley ..... 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0
Erskine ...... 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Fehr .......... 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Gordon ...... 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0
Hannan ..... 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Hendricks . 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0
Schultz ..... 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Sturm ....... 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
Team ......... 10 15 2 38 2 0 3
Opponents 7 11 -2 28 1 0 1
Neuvirth .......... 4 289 1.45 3 1 0 1 7 .942
Team .... 4 291 1.44 3 0 1 121 .942 0
Opponents .... 4 291 2.06 1 1 2 0 10 .922
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