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PRESIDENT QUESTIONS CONSTITUTIONALITY
‘This is our country,’ program’s
beneficiaries say, promising a fight
Lawmakers called on to decide fate of ‘dreamers’
BY
BY M ARIA S ACCHETTI
AND P ERRY S TEIN
They’d known it was coming,
and feared it for months, but still
the news landed like a gut punch:
President Trump was killing a
federal program that shields nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation.
“It’s right now official,” CASA
Executive Director Gustavo Torres told a suddenly silent crowd of
immigrants and supporters who,
moments earlier, had been shouting, singing and banging drums
outside the White House in defiance. “This administration just
ended DACA.”
Monica Camacho Perez burst
into sobs.
“Taking DACA away is taking us
back to a really dark time for
immigrants,” said the 23-year-old
Maryland resident, who arrived in
the United States from Mexico
when she was 7. “This is our country. We are not going anywhere.”
The decision to rescind
Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals ends a five-year reprieve
for undocumented immigrants
who were brought to the country
as children, a time when they
didn’t have to worry about being
deported and could legally apply
for jobs.
MATT MCCLAIN/THE WASHINGTON POST
Ashleigh Strange, above left,
and Andrea Robertson, right,
march Tuesday near Trump
International Hotel in support
of the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals program
after Attorney General Jeff
Sessions, left, announced the
administration would end it.
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Trump at a tricky crossroads
The president will face a choice of
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“A lot of us don’t get no food stamps. We don’t get no help from the government. We lost everything we have.”
Marina Robles, undocumented immigrant in Houston with few options in Harvey’s aftermath
D AVID N AKAMURA
President Trump announced
Tuesday that his administration
would end an Obama-era program
that allowed young, undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation,
calling the program unconstitutional and challenging Congress
to address the issue.
Trump’s decision, coming after
weeks of intensive deliberations
with aides, sparked fears among
advocates that nearly 800,000 immigrants who have lived illegally
in the United States since they
were children would be subject to
removal once their governmentissued work permits expire under
the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals program.
F RANCISCO A LVARADO,
M ARK B ERMAN AND
S ANDHYA S OMASHEKHAR
BY
key west — Another monster
storm is hurtling closer to the
United States, this time threatening Florida, where officials announced mandatory evacuations
Tuesday in advance of what forecasters say could be the most powerful hurricane to strike the Atlantic coast in more than a decade.
Even as millions across Texas
picked up the pieces after Hurricane Harvey, which battered that
region with record-setting rain
last week and was blamed for at
least 60 deaths, Hurricane Irma
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For the second time in three
years, her apartment is a humid
wasteland, filling quickly with the
suffocating stench of mold, as she
tries to decide, once again, if anything is salvageable. For the second time, she has carried her
family’s rotting clothes and furniture out onto the grass, forming a
pile of bedroom doors, mattresses, chairs, an oven and a refrigerator — all destined, once again, for
the dump. And for the second
time in three years, she’ll move
back into the same apartment.
‘A disaster
on top of
a disaster’
In this neighborhood, residents struggle
to escape their molding apartments
BY
A BIGAIL H AUSLOHNER
In a victory for Assad, Syrians break an ISIS siege
BY
L IZ S LY
beirut — The Syrian army broke
a three-year siege by the Islamic
State on an enclave of the eastern
Syrian city of Deir al-Zour on Tuesday, offering a fresh boost to the
fortunes of President Bashar alAssad and his once-flagging army.
After weeks of fierce fighting
along the desert roads stretching
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east toward the city, Syrian soldiers trundled into the besieged
garrison of soldiers at a base
known as Brigade 137 early Tuesday and then moved on to a cluster
of nearby neighborhoods, where
they were greeted by wildly cheering residents.
On a day when the Syrian soccer
team kept alive the country’s
hopes of competing for the first
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time in the World Cup, a mood
of national celebration swept
government-controlled areas of
Syria. State television broadcast
scenes of ecstatic crowds dancing
in the streets and waving Syrian
flags in what turned into the biggest national celebration the
country has seen since the war
erupted six years ago.
The victory also set the stage for
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a global race to control the rest of
the desert province, also named
Deir al-Zour, which the United
States has also been preparing to
liberate from Islamic State fighters still entrenched there.
The relief of the garrison was
announced in a Syrian army statement and coincided with a renewed focus by Assad’s governSYRIA CONTINUED ON A14
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gathered strength in the ocean,
registering as a Category 5 with
winds in excess of 180 mph.
Concern centered particularly
on the Florida Keys, a chain of
islands at the southern tip of the
state that is a tourist hot spot and
home to more than 80,000 residents. It is in the direct path of the
storm as forecast, leading local
officials there to announce that
the area would be under mandatory evacuation orders beginning
Wednesday.
Fear also spread north into
Miami-Dade, the state’s most populous county with 2.7 million residents. Although the storm’s exact
trajectory was still unknown,
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A.
Giménez urged residents to stock
up on food and water, and warned
that evacuation orders could follow in some areas. The county
already planned to start evacuating those with special needs on
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IN HOUSTON
A success for Sessions
Declaring DACA’s end was a goal for
the immigration hard-liner. A6
Tampa
LUCIAN PERKINS FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
Members of Houston’s Harvest Time Church distribute supplies to residents at the Biscayne at Cityview apartments in Greenspoint.
Many residents are undocumented and have no insurance or way to pay for the flood damage to their homes from Hurricane Harvey.
Some observers have called
Hurricane Harvey an “equal opportunity” disaster, as the storm
spread rain and floodwater widely and indiscriminately across
Southeast Texas.
But as Houston airs out and
begins to rebuild, the opportunities for what comes next are far
more limited, and the divisions
between those who can afford to
escape the mold growing in Harvey’s wake and those who can’t
will become more stark.
Greenspoint, the predominantly Latino and black neighborhood in north Houston where
Robles lives, is a spread of two-
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Fla. areas evacuate
as Irma strengthens
Category 5 hurricane
could be strongest to hit
Atlantic coast in a decade
he saddest part of all this
redundancy, Marina Robles
thinks, is that it’s unstoppa-
The president and his top advisers said they had no choice but to
end DACA, framing it as an abuse
of executive power by President
Barack Obama that was unlikely
to survive a legal challenge. They
called on lawmakers to determine
the ultimate fate of DACA recipients, known as “dreamers,” and
emphasized that no work permits
would be revoked for at least six
months to give Congress time to
act.
In a sign of the political sensitivities involved, Trump did not
make public remarks, deferring to
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to
Myron Ebell stood in bright
sunlight as President Trump
stepped into the Rose Garden and
spoke.
“In order to fulfill my solemn
duty to protect America and its
citizens,” Trump said to rowdy
applause, “the United States will
withdraw from the Paris climate
accord.”
Ebell was hot, sunburned and
very pleased. He was witnessing
history that he had helped make.
For nearly two decades, Ebell
has led the Cooler Heads Coalition, an umbrella group of taxexempt public charities and other
nonprofit organizations in the
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vanguard of efforts to cast doubt
on the gravity of climate change
and thwart government efforts to
address it.
Coalition members have called
climate science a hoax and denounced environmentalists as
“global-warming alarmists.” They
have written letters, blasted out
emails, pressured lawmakers,
sponsored seminars, appeared on
television and made a documentary movie.
It was all part of a wave that
crested with Trump’s rejection on
June 1 of the Paris agreement, a
landmark accord by nearly 200
countries in 2015 to limit greenhouse gases that contribute to
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Just after dawn Sunday, a Soyuz
capsule broke through Earth’s atmosphere and hurtled toward the
sprawling grasslands of central
Kazakhstan. Even with a parachute to slow the spacecraft down,
it crashed into the ground, sending up an imposing cloud of sand
and smoke.
On the other side of the world, a
voice calmly called the sequence
of events for NASA: “Touchdown.
Touchdown confirmed.”
Helicopter and ground crews
rushed to retrieve the three people
— NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer and Russian
cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin —
from the toppled capsule. Last to
be plucked from the Soyuz, according to the Associated Press,
was Whitson, who was given a
pair of sunglasses and a bouquet
of flowers with a note that read,
“Welcome back, Peggy.”
It was a simple message to
conclude a mission to the International Space Station that inscribed
Whitson’s name in the annals of
space legends. Her return to Earth
this weekend wrapped up 288
days in space, the longest time in
orbit in a single spaceflight for a
female astronaut. The mission
also made her the U.S. astronaut,
male or female, with the most
cumulative time in space, at
665 days.
Whitson has commanded the
International Space Station twice,
the only female astronaut to do so.
In March, in the middle of routine
maintenance outside the ISS,
Whitson set the women’s record
for the most cumulative spacewalking time, at 53 hours and
22 minutes. Though she had been
scheduled to return to Earth in
June, she extended her time in
orbit by three months after a spot
on the Soyuz opened up.
Whitson would go on to surpass
the records she had just set, eventually marking 10 separate spacewalks and logging 60 hours and
21 minutes of cumulative spacewalking time. (Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Solovyev holds the
all-time spacewalking record,
with 16 separate spacewalks and
more than 82 hours of cumulative
spacewalking time.)
Among her litany of accomplishments, NASA notes, almost
as an afterthought: Whitson
broke all these records at age 57,
and also set a record for the
world’s oldest spacewoman.
One of the first phone calls
Whitson received back on Earth
was from President Trump, who
called both NASA astronauts as
they were flying home to Houston.
“I want to congratulate Peggy
and Jack for their incredible accomplishments. They make us all
very proud,” Trump said in a
White House statement Monday.
“Exploration has always been at
the core of who we are as Americans, and their brave contributions to human space flight have
continued that great tradition.”
In April, Trump called the International Space Station to congratulate Whitson for breaking the
record for cumulative time spent
in space by any U.S. astronaut.
“Peggy is an inspiration to us
all, especially to young women
interested in or currently pursuing careers in science, technology,
engineering and math,” Trump
said in the new statement.
Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s acting
administrator, said he appreciated the president’s phone call to
Whitson and Fischer.
“The president has had the
opportunity to hear from Peggy
and Jack firsthand how the work
aboard the International Space
Station is directly pushing the
boundaries of human knowledge,
and advancing American leadership in the boundless frontier of
space,” Lightfoot said. “I want to
add my thanks to the teams on the
ground across the globe, especially in Houston, who are dealing
with the aftermath of a Harvey, yet
still maintained the focus to get
Peggy and Jack home safely. It is
an amazing team.”
Whitson, a native of Iowa,
earned a doctorate in biochemistry at Rice University in Houston;
she enjoys weightlifting, biking,
basketball and water skiing, according to her NASA bio. The
Associated Press said scientists on
the ground had a hard time keeping up with her as she conducted
research projects in space.
Even in space, Whitson (who
goes by @AstroPeggy on Twitter)
gained a following for her exuberant social media dispatches from
aboard the space station that
showed her doing everything
from growing cabbage (“My
3rd crop did the best!”) to strength
training without gravity to conducting stem-cell research (“my
favorite so far").
“It is one of those rides that you
hope never ends,” Whitson tweeted in April, shortly after she decided to extend her time in space by
three months. “I am so grateful for
all those who helped me on each of
my missions! #LifeInSpace”
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Trump names Okla. politician, climate skeptic to run NASA
BY
B EN G UARINO
President Trump has announced his pick for NASA administrator: Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a former pilot
whose goals for our solar system
include installing humans on the
moon and cleaning up space
junk. Bridenstine also has expressed
skepticism
about
human-caused climate change.
NASA has lacked a permanent
administrator since January. The
previous one, former astronaut
and retired Marine Corps aviator
Charles Bolden, resigned the day
Trump took office. NASA’s associate administrator, Robert Lightfoot Jr., stepped in as the temporary head of the agency. Lightfoot
holds the record for longest tenure as an acting NASA administrator.
The announcement, on Friday
evening before Labor Day weekend, came after months of speculation that the 42-year-old representative from Oklahoma would
get the nod. Last year, Bridenstine — a strong supporter of
Trump during the presidential
race — informally told the Trump
campaign he was interested in a
leadership role at NASA or the
Air Force, The Washington Post
would load up on lunar ice.
reported three days after the
“Bridenstine has the potential
November election.
to be a pretty good administra“I am pleased to have Rep.
tor,” said Phil Larson, assistant
Bridenstine nominated to lead
dean at the University of Coloraour team,” Lightfoot said in a
do’s engineering school. That
statement on Sept. 1. “Of course,
Bridenstine has publicly taken
the nomination must go through
positions on space sets
the Senate confirmation
him apart from previous
process, but I look fornominees, Larson said.
ward to ensuring a
“The space community
smooth transition and
kind of knows where he’s
sharing the great work
at on these issues.”
the NASA team is doing.”
Less clear is his stance
Bridenstine has advoon Earth and climate
cated strengthening ties
science. From the House
between NASA and the
floor in 2013, Bridencommercial spaceflight Bridenstine
stine said “global temindustry. He unveiled
peratures stopped rising 10 years
the American Space Renaissance
ago,” which is incorrect. In a 2016
Act in April 2016 — a sweeping
interview with Aerospace Amerimeasure so broad that, The Post
ca, he said the climate “has alreported, even Bridenstine was
ways changed,” though remained
doubtful it would pass, and it has
open to “studying it.”
stalled in Congress. The act
On Twitter, Columbia Univerwould have, among other things,
updated the Defense Depart- sity environmental law professor
Michael Gerrard called Bridenment’s satellite fleet and put a
stine a “climate denier.” But in a
government agency in charge of
recent editorial in Tulsa World,
space debris. It narrowed what
editor Wayne Green wrote that
Bridenstine called NASA’s “jackBridenstine understands huof-all-trades” approach, setting
mans contribute to climate
the agency on course for the
change, and said the congressmoon, Mars and little else. He has
man wishes he phrased his 2013
also called for a “permanent presHouse speech differently.
ence” on the moon, including a
Researcher Kelvin Droegerefueling station where satellites
meier of the University of Oklahoma at Norman, who worked
with Bridenstine on a bill related
to studying the weather, said the
congressman acknowledges that
climate change is real. “He absolutely believes the planet is
warming, that [carbon dioxide] is
a greenhouse gas, and that it
contributes to warming,” Droegemeier told Science magazine.
Before his election to the
House
of
Representatives,
Bridenstine served as a Navy
pilot and directed the Tulsa Air
and Space Museum. He has not
worked as a scientist or engineer,
though he was involved with a
rocket-powered aircraft league.
(The Rocket Racing League —
think NASCAR, but with rocket
planes — failed to hold any races.
“It was before its time,” Briden-
stine said to Space News in 2013.)
If confirmed, Bridenstine
would be the first politician to
serve as a NASA administrator.
He is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus,
which has come into conflict
with Republican leaders. Those
opposed to his nomination, particularly Sens. Marco Rubio (R)
and Bill Nelson (D) of Florida,
have pointed to his political career.
“It’s the one federal mission
which has largely been free of
politics and it’s at a critical juncture in its history,” Rubio said to
Politico. “I would hate to see an
administrator held up — on
[grounds of ] partisanship, political arguments, past votes or
statements made in the past —
because the agency can’t afford it
and it can’t afford the controversy.” Nelson told Politico in a
statement, “the head of NASA
ought to be a space professional,
not a politician.”
Larson, who spent five years in
the Office of Science and Technology Policy and advised the
Obama administration on space
exploration, pointed out that not
all of the agency’s past administrators have had technical expertise. “Sometimes the biggest challenges aren’t the rocket science,”
he said, “but the political side of
getting pragmatic engineering
approaches to space exploration.”
James Webb, for instance, was
an attorney and business director
before serving as NASA administrator between 1961 and 1968.
One aide recalled in Webb’s obituary in the New York Times: “The
reason we got to the moon before
the Russians was they didn’t have
anybody to pull it together. The
critical difference was we outmanaged them.”
Bridenstine “wants to push the
agency forward,” Larson said. “In
the current environment, this is a
win for the space community.”
ben.guarino@washpost.com
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Senate panel making bid to
improve ACA marketplaces
Menendez
corruption
trial set
to begin
BY A MY G OLDSTEIN
AND J ULIET E ILPERIN
N.J. Democrat is accused
of being a senator ‘on
retainer’ to an eye doctor
BY
D EVLIN B ARRETT
Federal prosecutors will face off
Wednesday against Sen. Robert
Menendez in a courtroom in Newark, where opening arguments are
scheduled in the first trial in almost a decade of a sitting U.S.
senator.
Menendez, a senior New Jersey
Democrat, has labored under the
shadow of his indictment on corruption charges for more than two
years. Federal prosecutors say he
became a senator “on retainer’’ to
a wealthy Florida eye doctor who
plied him with luxury hotel stays,
private jet flights and hundreds of
thousands of dollars in campaign
donations. In exchange, prosecutors say, Menendez repeatedly
used his office to try to help the
doctor.
That help, according to the indictment, ranged from trying to
resolve an $8.9 million billing dispute for medical procedures, to
seeking visas for the doctor’s girlfriends so they could visit him in
the United States.
Prosecutors plan to call a wide
range of witnesses — including jet
pilots, former public officials and
even members of Menendez’s staff
— to paint a picture of what they
say is a seven-year scheme between Menendez and the eye doctor, Salomon Melgen.
“Although Menendez did not
pay Melgen back for the lavish
gifts in money, he did pay him
back using the currency of his
Senate office to take official action
to benefit the South Florida doctor,’’ prosecutors wrote in a court
filing last week.
In response, Menendez’s lawyer
called the prosecutors’ filing a
“lengthy, lurid and one-sided narrative of the case’’ that could im-
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Robert Menendez’s trial is the first in almost a decade of a sitting
senator. He’s labored in the shadow of his indictment two years.
properly influence jurors and
urged the judge overseeing the
case to question jurors about it.
The senator and the doctor
have long denied wrongdoing,
saying what prosecutors see as
corruption were vacations taken
by two friends.
The benefits of that friendship,
according to the indictment, included stays at exclusive spots in
the Dominican Republic, and a
stay at a Paris hotel that cost more
than $1,500 a night.
Menendez allegedly returned
those favors by lobbying to help
Melgen win a multimillion-dollar
billing dispute with Medicare,
pressuring U.S. diplomatic officials to assist the doctor in a contract dispute he was having with
the government of the Dominican
Republic, and getting visas for
women dating Melgen to enter the
United States.
Melgen was convicted in April
of defrauding Medicare, but prosecutors say they don’t plan to tell
the Newark jury about that conviction “unless the defense opens
the door.’’
The last time the Justice Department sought to convict a sitting U.S. senator, they won a conviction only to see the entire case
blow up spectacularly months later amid allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. In that case, Sen.
Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was convicted in 2008, subsequently lost
his reelection bid, and then saw
his verdict tossed out of court at
the request of the Justice Department.
“The last time they indicted a
senator, it didn’t end well, so all
eyes are on the Department of
Justice now to make sure the mistakes aren’t repeating,’’ said Randall Eliason, law professor at
George Washington University.
Eliason said the case will force
jurors to “define the line between
friendship and corruption.’’
“You certainly have politicians
who have donors and supporters
and who go out and try to do favors
for those donors and supporters,’’
he added. “What makes this different? The key issue is going to be
proof of corrupt intent. Was there
a corrupt deal? Was there a quid
pro quo?’’
The trial is expected to last up to
two months, and will likely feature
testimony from former Obama administration officials who say they
were pressured by Menendez to
help Melgen.
If convicted on some of the dozen charges against him, Menendez
faces the possibility of a lengthy
prison sentence. But how and
when he might leave the Senate if
he is found guilty could have major ramifications for legislation, in
a year when a single Senate vote
can tilt the balance on major bills.
If Menendez leaves office before
Jan. 17, 2018, New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, can
appoint a temporary replacement.
That could give Republicans an
added advantage on a range of
issues, including any renewed attempt to repeal Obamacare. But
expulsion is not automatic, even
for a convicted senator, and Menendez could try to stick around
long enough to outlast the governor.
After years of high-wattage partisan feuding over the Affordable
Care Act, a Senate committee on
Wednesday is holding the first in a
series of hearings to try to build
momentum for lawmakers to
agree on some ways to strengthen
the law’s insurance marketplaces.
Four hearings being held by the
Senate’s Health, Education, Labor
and Pensions Committee are part
of a push by the panel’s top Republican and Democrat, who are racing to negotiate an agreement before the month ends. At the moment, however, the parties differ
on specifics, and it remains uncertain whether any accord — even a
narrow one — is possible.
This circumscribed effort follows Senate Republicans’ dramatic failure in late July to overturn
central parts of the ACA. The new
effort may yield a practical bipartisan response acknowledging that
the insurance exchanges — conduits to medical coverage for
about 10 million Americans — will
continue to exist. Or it could provide another piece of evidence
that the ACA is so politically toxic
that compromise on it eludes even
the senators most open to collaboration on health policy.
“I’m optimistic, though all of
this is a lot of hard work,” “said
Sen. Margaret Wood Hassan
(D-N.H.), a committee member
and one of several former governors working for an agreement.
According to senators, their
aides and outside health-policy
experts close to the negotiations,
both Chairman Lamar Alexander
(R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray
(Wash.), the panel’s ranking Democrat, are eager to write into law
federal funding of “cost-sharing
reduction” subsidies. These payments to insurers offset discounts
that the ACA requires health plans
to give lower-income customers
for annual deductibles and other
out-of-pocket expenses.
The once-obscure subsidies,
A newspaper photographer
from Ohio was shot Monday
night by a sheriff ’s deputy who
apparently mistook his camera
and tripod for a gun and fired
without a warning, the
newspaper reported.
Andy Grimm, a photographer
for the New Carlisle News, left
the office about 10 p.m. to take
pictures of lightning when he
came across a traffic stop and
decided to take photos,
according to Dale Grimm, the
photographer’s father and the
paper’s publisher.
Clark County Sheriff ’s Deputy
Jake Shaw did not give any
warnings before he fired,
striking Andy Grimm on the
side, according to the paper.
Dale Grimm said his son is
expected to recover.
Shaw has been put on
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U.S. states that sent smoke into
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Deputy shoots
news photographer
administrative leave pending the
results of an investigation, Clark
County Sheriff Deborah
Burchett’s office said Tuesday.
Andy Grimm, who knows Shaw,
said he does not want the
deputy to be fired, the paper
reported.
Dale Grimm and his son run
the family-owned newspaper,
located in New Carlisle, a town
just north of Dayton.
Avalere Health, a Washingtonbased consulting firm, said “the
watchword for this effort is de-escalation.” With Congress’s attention focused on issues such as the
federal debt limit, funding for
Hurricane Harvey recovery and
GOP tax plans, he said the greatest
chance for improving the ACA’s
marketplaces will be if a few provisions from the Senate committee
are slipped without fanfare into a
larger spending bill.
Democrats believe that the GOP
will take a political hit if Congress
fails to produce an agreement to
improve the marketplaces. A new
survey by the Democratic polling
firm Hart Research, conducted for
the pro-ACA group Protect Our
Care Campaign, found that voters
disapprove of the way Trump is
handling health care, 61 percent to
39 percent, and sharply disapprove of GOP lawmakers’ approach, 80 percent to 20 percent.
Regardless of the negotiations’
fate, the upcoming hearings mark
the closest collaboration between
Republicans and Democrats in
years on an issue that has defined
their ideological differences perhaps more than any other.
Every morning before each of
the four hearings this week and
next, the committee is hosting offthe-record coffees to which all
members are invited. Senate aides
said the idea behind the sessions is
to foster a collegial and frank discussion about what could be done
to bolster the marketplaces.
The first two hearings feature
two constituencies at the state level that have been centrally involved in how the ACA’s exchanges, intended for individuals and
families without access to affordable health benefits through jobs,
are working in practice.
Wednesday’s hearing will focus
on five insurance commissioners
from GOP- and Democratic-led
states, while a hearing on Thursday will focus on three Republican
and two Democratic governors.
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which President Trump has
threatened to end, have emerged
as a significant issue in recent
months. Some insurance companies plan to raise their rates substantially for next year unless the
payments are guaranteed, and
others have withdrawn from ACA
marketplaces in part because the
payments’ future has been so uncertain.
The committee’s leaders agree
that preserving the payments is
important, but they differ on their
duration. Alexander said in a
statement that the government
should promise to continue them
“for another year,” while Murray
said she is seeking “a multiyear
agreement.”
Alexander said he is working
toward “a limited, bipartisan, simple piece of legislation” that also
would give states greater flexibility to deviate from the ACA’s basic
rules. In particular, he and other
Republicans want states to be able
to let insurers sell policies that
exclude some of the “essential
health benefits” required by the
2010 law — an idea that is anathema to Democrats.
On the other hand, Murray and
Senate Minority Leader Charles E.
Schumer (D-N.Y.) want to re-create a pool of “reinsurance” money
for health plans that existed during the first three years of the ACA
marketplaces. This funding would
help defray the cost of insuring
customers with especially costly
medical conditions — an idea that
Republicans oppose.
Alexander and Murray consulted with colleagues over the August
recess, but neither has revealed
the concessions being expected
from the other party. “We don’t
know yet what Lamar has in mind
in terms of greater flexibility,” said
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who
was planning to confer with the
chairman again Tuesday evening.
Given the gap in ideas, “we are
going to have the hearings, and
that’s it,” said one former senior
Republican congressional staffer.
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Trump’s DACA
move draws an
array of protesters
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unveil the decision at the Justice
Department.
In a written statement, Trump
asserted that Obama made “an
end-run around Congress” that
violated “the core tenets that sustain our Republic.” He added that
there can be “no path to principled
immigration reform if the executive branch is able to rewrite or
nullify federal laws at will.”
A wide array of politicians, civic
leaders and business executives
spoke out against Trump’s move,
including the Mexican government, Facebook founder Mark
Zuckerberg and the Catholic Charities of New York. Some Democrats, including New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, vowed to pursue legal action
to protect the dreamers.
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Obama called Trump’s
move “cruel” and said it represented a “political decision” to a “moral question.”
“Ultimately,” Obama wrote,
“this is about basic decency. This is
about whether we are a people
who kick hopeful young strivers
out of America, or whether we
treat them the way we’d want our
own kids to be treated. It’s about
who we are as a people — and who
we want to be.”
Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security said
that the agency would no longer
accept new applications for DACA
other than those submitted before
Tuesday. Immigrants enrolled in
the program will be permitted to
continue until their two-year work
permits expire. And those whose
permits expire through March 5,
2018, are allowed to seek renewals
provided they do so by Oct. 5,
officials said.
If Congress fails to act, dreamers would not be high deportation
priorities, DHS officials said, but
would be issued notices to appear
at immigration court if they are
encountered by federal immigration officers. There are no plans
for DHS to use personal information, including home addresses, of
dreamers who registered for work
permits to aid in deportation operations unless there is an immediate concern over national security,
officials said.
“Our enforcement priorities remain unchanged,” Trump said in
his statement. “We are focused on
criminals, security threats, recent
border-crossers, visa overstays,
and repeat violators. I have advised the Department of Homeland Security that DACA recipients are not enforcement priorities unless they are criminals, are
involved in criminal activity, or
are members of a gang.”
Congressional leaders from
both parties said the time was
right to pursue a legislative solution for the dreamers, but they did
not lay out a clear path on an issue
that has vexed lawmakers since
President Ronald Reagan signed
the last major comprehensive immigration bill in 1986. The Dream
Act, which would have offered a
path to citizenship to dreamers,
failed narrowly in the Senate in
2010 after passing in the House.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan
(R-Wis.), who last week had urged
Trump not to end the program
until Congress acted, called DACA
a “clear abuse of executive authority” by Obama.
“It is my hope that the House
and Senate, with the president’s
leadership, will be able to find
consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done
nothing wrong can still contribute
as a valued part of this great country,” Ryan said.
Trump had equivocated for
months as pressure mounted
among immigration hawks to fulfill a campaign promise to end
DACA. Reflecting his personal
ambivalence, he had vowed to
show “great heart” in his decision
and declared that dreamers could
“rest easy.”
But a threat from Texas and
several other states to sue the administration if it did not end
DACA by Tuesday forced Trump to
make a decision. Several senior
aides, including Sessions, who declared that the Justice Department would be unable to defend
the program in court, lobbied the
president to end DACA. Others,
including Chief of Staff John F.
Kelly, the former DHS secretary,
cautioned that terminating the
program would cause chaos for
young immigrants who enjoy
broad popular support.
The Obama administration had
defended the creation of the 2012
program by citing the precedent of
“prosecutorial discretion” in
which law enforcement agencies
with limited resources set priorities to fulfill their obligations.
With more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, the
government had the ability to deport only a small fraction each
year, Obama aides said at the time.
Sessions wrote a memo Monday concluding that DACA is unconstitutional, prompting acting
homeland security secretary
Elaine Duke to issue orders Tuesday to phase out the program,
officials said. In his remarks, Sessions said Obama “sought to
achieve specifically what the legislative branch refused to do” and
that “the Department of Justice
cannot defend this overreach.”
Texas Attorney General Ken
Paxton applauded Trump’s decision, saying DACA “went far beyond the executive branch’s legitimate authority.” Paxton said that
as a result of Trump’s decision, the
states would lift their threat of
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Jeanette Vizguerr, center, who said she took sanctuary in a Denver church to avoid deportation, chants with activists in the center of
Pennsylvania Avenue NW to protest the Trump administration’s call to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, far right, hugs Flor Reyes while Angie Kim, second from
left, also gets a hug Tuesday at a news conference. Reyes and Kim are both DACA recipients.
DACA supporters expressed
skepticism that an administration
that has taken a hard line on immigration would exercise restraint
with dreamers once the work permits begin to expire.
More than 300 immigration activists protested in front of the
White House, calling Trump a
“liar” and a “monster,” and more
than two dozen demonstrators
were reportedly arrested outside
Trump Tower in New York. Javier
Palomarez, president of the U.S.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
resigned from Trump’s presidential diversity committee over the
“disgraceful action.”
In a tweet, former vice president Joe Biden wrote: “Brought by
parents, these children had no
choice in coming here. Now they’ll
be sent to countries they’ve never
known. Cruel. Not America.”
And in a sign that both sides
could seek to use the dreamers to
rally their political bases, House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (DCalif.) sent a petition drive via
email to her national donor list
blasting the move as “quite possibly the cruelest thing President
Trump has ever done.”
That prompted White House
press secretary Sarah Huckabee
Sanders to counter that Pelosi’s
pitch was the “most heartless” act
of the day.
The fight over the dreamers
now shifts to Congress, where several new proposals have been put
forward. Those include the Bridge
Act, a bipartisan bill with 25 cosponsors that would extend DACA
protections for three years to give
Congress time to enact permanent
legislation.
But the White House and conservative Republicans are likely to
demand additional provisions to
boost border security, such as
funding for Trump’s proposed border wall or new measures to restrict legal immigration. In his
statement, Trump expressed support for the RAISE Act, a proposal
from conservative Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue
(R-Ga.) to slash legal immigration
levels by half over a decade.
“We will resolve the DACA issue
with heart and compassion — but
through the lawful democratic
process,” Trump said, “while at the
same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the
American citizens we were elected
to serve.”
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Trump punts to Congress, but issue will return to his desk
BY R OBERT C OSTA
AND P HILIP R UCKER
President Trump is hurtling
toward a crossroads on immigration — his signature campaign issue and a key source of his law-andorder reputation — where each
path before him comes with significant political risks.
Trump has temporarily placed
the fates of roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to
the United States as children in the
hands of Congress, buying himself
time and shunting responsibility.
Should Congress act, the president will have to choose whether to
sign on to a legislative solution
granting the “dreamers” legal status — or to let the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals program,
known as DACA, expire, which
would impede the ability of beneficiaries to find work and leave them
vulnerable to deportation.
The choice cuts to the core of his
presidency and could have longterm ramifications for the Republican Party.
“From a Republican Party point
of view, this is a defining moment,”
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.),
co-author of a bipartisan dreamers
bill, told reporters Tuesday. As if
addressing Trump, Graham added,
“You have a chance to show the
nation, as the president of all of us,
where your heart’s at.”
Trump’s hard-line base, which
demands purity and expects results, recoils at DACA as illegal
amnesty and will look to him to
veto any such legislation. But allies
said Trump also is eager to prove
that he has the “great heart” he has
touted, and he is under pressure
from his party’s establishment, the
business community and many of
his own advisers to find a way to let
dreamers stay.
Trump’s 901-word statement on
Tuesday explaining his decision
zigzagged between those instincts.
By the afternoon, when he sat down
to a meeting at the White House
with congressional leaders, Trump
appeared to loosely come down on
the side of the dreamers, saying he
was confident lawmakers would
achieve “the right solution.”
“I have a love for these people
and hopefully now Congress will
be able to help them and do it
properly,” Trump said. “And I can
tell you, speaking to members of
Congress, they want to be able to
do something and do it right. And
really, we have no choice.”
On Tuesday night, Trump tweeted that he wanted to “legalize
DACA,” another call to action that
further muddled where the administration stood and what it would
do.
“Congress now has 6 months to
legalize DACA (something the
Obama Administration was unable to do),” Trump wrote. “If they
can’t, I will revisit the issue!”
Trump’s tone sharply contrasted
with the harsher approach taken
by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
hours earlier at a news conference
where he did not take questions.
The difference highlighted the
murkiness of the administration’s
position.
“We cannot admit everyone who
would like to come here,” Sessions
told reporters. “It’s just that simple.”
Sessions’s view was echoed
Tuesday throughout the conservative media universe.
Breitbart, the website managed
by former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, published a story with the headline, “14
Things the [Mainstream Media]
Won’t Tell You About DACA.”
On one of Trump’s favorite television programs, “Fox & Friends,”
radio host and commentator Laura Ingraham, who has been friendly with the president for years,
dismissed news coverage of DACA
recipients as “sob stories.”
“I think there were a lot of folks
who listen to my show, who turned
out at these rallies for Donald
Trump, who really loved his ‘America first’ message,” Ingraham said.
“There are ways to be compassionate to people short of giving them
work permits and federal benefits.”
Some Trump allies said they understood the president’s handling
of DACA but did not echo him on
every aspect of the issue.
“We have to recognize there are
going to be two negative consequences of that action,” Sen. Tom
Cotton (R-Ark.) said on conservative talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt’s
program. “One, we create a new
opportunity
for
citizenship
through chain migration for their
parents, the very people who violated the law by bringing them
here as children in the first place.
And two, we encourage other people around the world to bring their
children here illegally.”
Trump wrestled with the DACA
issue for months and into this past
weekend, aides said. The decision
to phase it out but allow a sixmonth delay to give Congress time
to act underscores the president’s
internal paralysis.
Trump in effect decided not to
be the one who decides — at least
for now.
The president’s punt created
chaos at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, where it now falls to
congressional Republicans to navigate a thicket of political interests
and charged emotions amid a busy
September as they try to keep the
party’s base from revolting and still
appeal to Hispanic voters.
Because of Trump’s lack of clarity, leaders of each wing of the GOP
and Democrats are jockeying to
shape the way DACA is addressed
in the coming weeks. Deals are
already being floated by figures
who see the current vacuum as a
useful opening to attach DACA to
other priorities that have been lingering on Capitol Hill, such as extending the federal borrowing limit.
The White House has signaled
that it would prefer Congress address the dreamers as part of a
broader immigration package —
one that could help Trump fulfill a
major campaign promise by including funding for construction
of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We can’t take just a one-piece
fix; we’ve got to do an overall immigration reform,” White House
press secretary Sarah Huckabee
Sanders said Tuesday.
Thomas M. Davis, a former Republican congressman from Virginia, said: “It’s a great opportunity
for this Congress and for Republicans to come together. It’s an opportunity for Trump to say, ‘Okay,
I’ll give you DACA, but I need my
wall.’ This is how deals can happen.
Immigration reform was dead for
years, and this reopens the conversation.”
On the right, there were glimmers of potential for that type of
agreement. Commentator Rush
Limbaugh has proposed a similar
compromise: Keep the dreamers
and build the wall.
“Nobody wants to kick a bunch
of kids out of the country, right?”
Limbaugh said Tuesday on his program. “. . . There needs to be a
price, and it would be a great thing,
couple this, say, with building the
wall. I mean, you do all-in on border enforcement.”
The timeline for congressional
action is unclear, but top Republicans said addressing DACA could
be fodder for legislative negotiations on other fronts.
“I think there may be a deal to be
had,” Sen. John Cornyn of Texas,
the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, told
reporters when asked about DACA
and border security.
Congressional observers said
House and Senate leaders may
want to handle the DACA issue
sooner rather than later and well
ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
“This is one additional, very
large agenda item, along with the
debt ceiling, Harvey, tax reform,
health care and all the spending
bills,” David Winston, a veteran
pollster who works with House
Republicans, said. “It makes things
so much more complicated, but I
think you’ll see steps taken pretty
quickly to begin this process.
There’s a general consensus, although not a unanimous consensus.”
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U.S. business leaders unabashed in sounding off against Trump’s policies
BY
J ENA M C G REGOR
America’s chief executives have
found an increasingly loud political voice in recent months, sounding off in unusually collective fashion about the Trump administration’s travel ban, its plan to back
out of the Paris climate accord and
the president’s equivocal remarks
following the violent protests in
Charlottesville. Thirty of the country’s most high-profile CEOs wrote
a letter earlier this year trying to
persuade Trump to keep the United States as one of the signatories
to the Paris agreement, while two
business advisory councils that included more than three dozen
CEOs disbanded in recent weeks.
Now, perhaps the largest group
of corporate chieftains yet, across
a range of industries, have coalesced against the Trump administration’s decision to phase out an
Obama-era program that allows
some younger undocumented im-
migrants continue working in the
United States without fear of deportation. And this time, they’re
doing it at the very moment when
the administration’s efforts at tax
overhaul, long on the wish list of
these same CEOs, have kicked into
high gear.
“You would think business
would bury their concerns for the
moment because the big, 800pound gorilla they all want to
focus on is the corporate tax rate,”
said Michael Useem, a professor
of management at the University
of
Pennsylvania’s
Wharton
School. Yet “maybe there is an
emergent sense that it’s not as
risky to speak for other issues that
are of direct, vexing concern at
the same time. It has become
safer to be outspoken than in the
past, when it was ‘go for number
one, and keep your mouth shut on
[priorities] number two or
three.’ ”
More than 400 business leaders
signed a letter or have urged
Trump and Congress to protect
the “dreamers,” or immigrants
protected by the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals program,
including the CEOs of Facebook,
Microsoft, Google, Best Buy, Wells
Fargo and JPMorgan Chase. Many
have also made public statements
against the policy change. Apple
chief executive Tim Cook tweeted
Sunday that “250 of my Apple
coworkers are #Dreamers. I stand
with them. They deserve our respect as equals and a solution
rooted in American values.”
Many tech leaders spoke out
following the news Tuesday that
the administration plans to unwind the program while offering a
partial delay to give Congress a
chance to take action.
“This is a sad day for our country,” Facebook chief executive
Mark Zuckerbeg said in a statement. “The decision to end DACA
is not just wrong. It is particularly
cruel to offer young people the
American Dream, encourage
them to come out of the shadows
and trust our government, and
then punish them for it.”
Business leadership experts
said that CEOs’ remarks on the
DACA decision are not surprising,
despite the other priorities on the
table.
For one, having done it before
makes it easier to do again — and
there is safety in numbers. “People
are no longer fearful that a Twitter
post is going to lead to actual
retribution,” said Bill George, the
former CEO of Medtronic and a
senior fellow at the Harvard Business School.
“I don’t think they fear this
president,” he said. “A lot of the
attacks on Twitter have not been
followed by policy changes.”
If anything, said Jeff Sonnenfeld, a senior associate dean at the
Yale School of Management, it’s
becoming more of a norm to speak
out against the administration’s
policies than for CEOs to bite their
tongues. “I think the fear has
largely dissipated unless you’re a
major government contractor,” he
said. “The idea of bullying — that’s
no longer creating fear of consumer backlash. It’s almost becoming
a badge of honor.”
Another reason CEOs might be
less wary about speaking up: Other Republican lawmakers seem to
side with their views. House
Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has
said that he didn’t think Trump
should end DACA before Congress
acts, though he called the Obama
administration’s approach an
“overreach.” Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
(R-Utah) has said he didn’t think
Trump should rescind the program, and other Republicans have
spoken out on the issue.
“Many congressional Republicans who will be their allies on
corporate tax reform are sympathetic” to the CEOs’ positions on
Protesters
say they
are feeling
betrayed
PROTESTS FROM A1
In 2012, two years after legislation that would have given these
immigrants a path to citizenship
failed in Congress, President Barack Obama granted them work
permits and the chance to get
driver’s licenses and attend college. He said they would not be
forced to leave just because their
parents took them across the border illegally or allowed them to
overstay their visas.
Critics accused Obama of overstepping his authority and said
the young people known as
“dreamers” were taking jobs that
should go to legal residents.
Trump pledged to end DACA if
elected. A coalition of Republican
officials said they would challenge
the program in court if he failed to
do so.
Now the new president has decided to phase out the program
and is challenging Congress to
pass legislation if it wants the
dreamers to stay.
So the DACA recipients’ battle
is beginning again.
In the coming days and weeks,
protesters said, they will organize
sit-ins to urge U.S. lawmakers to
pass immigration legislation,
hold meetings on how to avoid
deportation agents and scramble
to apply for DACA renewals before Trump’s six-month grace period runs out.
Camacho Perez and 27 others
say they will fast until Friday to
draw attention to their plight.
They and scores of others
marched Tuesday in Washington,
while students in Denver and Tucson walked out of classes to protest Trump’s announcement. Rallies were planned throughout the
day and evening in Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities.
In Manhattan, about a dozen
protesters blocked traffic on Fifth
Avenue near Trump Tower. They
sat in the street, arms locked,
refusing orders from police to disband until several were taken into
custody.
“Trump is trying to scare us
into hiding, to get us to back
down,” said Erika Andiola, 30, a
DACA recipient from Mexico who
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Jill Weiler, right, joined marchers protesting President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program that
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has been in the United States
since she was 10. “We’re not going
to back down.”
The end of DACA carries implications for many states, where
officials must determine whether
those who had qualified for the
program may continue to pay instate tuition and keep their driver’s licenses after their permits
expire.
Many immigrants say they will
lose their jobs once their temporary work permits end, although
some employers, including Microsoft, vowed to do what they could
to keep that from happening.
Since his election, Trump had
expressed sympathy for DACA recipients and promised to deal
with them “with heart,” which left
those protesting feeling particularly betrayed.
Hundreds gathered outside the
White House before the announcement by Attorney General
Jeff Sessions, holding signs that
said, “We are America,” “Congress! Don’t wimp out!” and “We
want education, down with deportation.”
Eliseo Magos, a 23-year-old
from Mexico who arrived in the
United States when he was 11, said
he and both his brothers will lose
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Protesters say they will organize sit-ins to urge U.S. lawmakers to
pass immigration legislation, hold meetings on how to avoid
deportation agents and scramble to apply for DACA renewals.
“It’s sad, but we’re not going to stop fighting.
With teeth and fingernails, we’re going to fight.”
Eliseo Magos, 23, from Mexico, who arrived in the United States when
he was 11 and says he and both his brothers will lose DACA protection
DACA protection. He lives in
Maryland, a state that allows him
to get a driver’s license regardless
of his legal status, but said he
won’t be able to work legally once
his permit expires.
He was supposed to start a job
at a veterinary hospital in January.
“It’s sad, but we’re not going to
stop fighting,” Magos said. “With
teeth and fingernails, we’re going
to fight.”
But first, on Tuesday, they
marched. Demonstrators flowed
down Pennsylvania Avenue NW
and toward the Trump International Hotel, where they booed
and blocked the intersection in
the midday heat.
“Shame on Trump,” they shouted.
Then they headed to the Justice
Department, where Sessions had
announced the program’s end an
hour earlier. The protesters
blocked the street briefly and then
marched directly under Sessions’s
office window.
Rebecca Ruiz, 56, came from
Pittsburgh on behalf of her son,
who is 24, speaks better English
than Spanish, and through DACA
has a good job at a bank. They
arrived from Mexico City when he
DACA, said Aaron Chatterji, a professor at Duke University’s business school who studies CEO activism on political and social issues. “They’re in good company, so
I don’t think coming out strongly
on this will complicate those efforts,” he said.
Another audience — shareholders — doesn’t appear to be too
concerned about the increased
outspokenness.
“Shareholders tend to be politically very neutral,” George said.
“They also recognize there’s a disconnect between what the president is saying publicly in a tweet
and what policies are formulating.”
Then there is the White House’s
need for a big legislative victory.
“They’re going to welcome their
corporate allies,” Chatterji said.
“No one wants to blow up tax
reform to spite corporate America.”
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was 12.
“I came here looking for a better life for me and my family. That
is why we’re here,” Ruiz said. “This
is my son’s home.”
Belem Orozco, a DACA recipient who came from Mexico when
she was 7, said she is more determined than ever to find a way to
stay.
“I’m taking this as motivation,”
said Orozco, 26. “If the president
thinks this announcement is going to make us go away, it’s going
to do the opposite.”
Kathryn Johnston, 68, who
lives in the District and joined the
protest, described the United
States as “a land of immigrants.
Most of us are.”
“We should welcome immigrants, and we should especially
open our arms to the children who
have grown up here,” she said.
“They are Americans in every
sense of the word.”
The march ended in front of
U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement’s towering headquarters on 12th Street SW. Protesters again sat in the street, near
a line of food trucks selling Peruvian chicken and Greek food, and
shouted up at the building. From
inside, men and women stared
down.
Under Trump, ICE has increasingly arrested immigrants with
no criminal records, which will
put DACA recipients at higher risk
once their permission to stay expires.
“You must be filled with anger
and rage, no?” Adanjesus Marin,
director of the immigrant-rights
group Make the Road Action in
Pennsylvania, asked the crowd.
He announced sit-ins Wednesday at the congressional offices of
Republicans from his state who
have not supported legislation
that would provide immigrants a
path to legal status.
“This fight didn’t start today,
and it’s not going to end today or
tomorrow or until we have victory,” Marin said.
Fatima Coreas, 24, said
Obama’s program allowed her to
go to college and buy a car. She
urged dreamers not to go back
into hiding.
“All those 800,000 people
should be open about their stories,” Coreas said. “We should
come out and tell our stories for
the American people to hear so
they know we’re no less American
than anyone else.”
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Sari Horwitz in Washington and
Renae Merle in New York contributed
to this report.
Companies to offer ‘dreamers’ legal protection as Trump scraps DACA
BY
T RACY J AN
President Trump’s decision
Tuesday to scrap an Obama-era
program allowing young undocumented immigrants to work in
the United States would fall
most heavily on the hospitality,
retail and construction industries, which together employ
nearly half of the 1.3 million
immigrants initially eligible for
protection, according to an
analysis by New American Economy, a national business coalition.
The announcement that the
Trump administration would
phase out the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program jeopardizes the livelihoods of tens of
thousands of cooks, waiters,
cashiers, salespeople and construction workers, the analysis
found.
The impact will also be felt
across tech, health care and
education — where many of the
DACA-eligible immigrants who
are college-educated work as
software developers, nurses and
teachers.
Of the DACA-eligible immigrants over 21 years old, 12 percent have bachelor’s degrees,
3 percent have advanced degrees, 84 percent have completed high school and some college,
and 2 percent did not graduate
from high school.
New American Economy,
founded by former New York
mayor Michael Bloomberg to
advocate for immigration reform, conducted the analysis for
The Washington Post using
census data.
“People have a very specific
image in their mind of who an
undocumented immigrant is,
but the reality is that ‘dreamers,’
who are American in every sense
of the word except the legal one,
are working in every industry in
every community,” said Jeremy
Robbins, executive director of
New American Economy.
In the hours after the Trump
administration’s announcement,
some executives reassured employees who are DACA recipients, saying the companies had
no plans to fire them and would
offer legal protection.
One multinational corpora-
tion that declined to be named
said it offered employees the
opportunity to be transferred to
other countries — but its workers wanted to stay in the United
States where they have made a
life for themselves and their
families.
The company did not want to
publicize the transfer option because it was afraid that doing so
would take the urgency out of
congressional action.
The Trump administration
said it would wait six months to
begin enforcing Tuesday’s action
in order to give Congress time to
agree on a legislative solution.
Current DACA recipients
would not be affected until
March 5, the White House said.
“I am not going to just cut
DACA off, but rather provide a
window of opportunity for Congress to finally act,” Trump said
in a statement Tuesday.
Trump said he decided to end
DACA after 10 states threatened
to sue the federal government
over the constitutionality of the
program. He said that he would
gradually wind down the program over a period of two years.
“While new applications for
work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will
be honored until their date of
expiration up to two full years
from today,” Trump said. “Furthermore, applications already
in the pipeline will be processed,
as will renewal applications for
those facing near-term expiration.”
Brad Smith, president and
chief legal officer of Microsoft,
said Tuesday that while he believes Congress should now prioritize DACA over tax reform,
Microsoft should be prepared for
the possibility that Congress will
not act in the next six months.
He said Microsoft is committed to the 39 known dreamers
working for the company and
would “vigorously defend” their
legal rights.
“If Congress fails to act, our
company will exercise its legal
rights properly to help protect
our employees,” Smith wrote in a
recent blog post. “If the government seeks to deport any one of
them, we will provide and pay
for their legal counsel. We will
also file an amicus brief and
explore whether we can directly
intervene in any such case. In
short, if Dreamers who are our
employees are in court, we will
be by their side.”
Apple chief executive Tim
Cook sent out a companywide
email after Tuesday’s announcement saying that Apple would
make immigration lawyers available to the 250 dreamer employees.
Cook said he received several
notes over the weekend from
these employees, some of whom
arrived in the country as 2-yearolds.
They were born in Canada,
Mexico, Kenya and Mongolia,
were educated in American colleges, and now work for Apple in
28 states — in its retail stores, as
engineers, and in research and
development.
“I want to assure you that
Apple will work with members of
Congress from both parties to
advocate for a legislative solution that provides permanent
protections for all the Dreamers
in our country,” Cook wrote.
Cook and Smith were among
the more than 500 executives
who recently signed onto a
FWD.us petition asking Trump
and Congress to preserve DACA’s
provisions. Some companies
joined Tuesday morning as the
Trump administration ended the
program.
Todd Schulte, president of
FWD.us, said he expects chief
executives to continue to weigh
in on the issue, meeting with
members of Congress and holding roundtables with DACA recipients.
But he said he feared that if
Congress does not come up with
a legislative fix, the government
would begin deporting large
numbers of dreamers.
The average DACA recipient is
26 years old, he said. More than
80 percent are from Mexico,
according to U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services.
Other top countries of origin
are El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Peru, South Korea,
Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia and
the Philippines.
The majority live in five
states: California, Texas, Florida,
New York and Illinois.
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Legal explanation for ending DACA undercut by coming lawsuits, some say
BY
M ATT Z APOTOSKY
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
said Tuesday that the administration’s fear of lawsuits helped spur
the decision to end DACA, a program allowing certain undocumented immigrants who came to
the United States as youths to live
here without fear of deportation.
But that explanation, some
analysts said, is suspect because
several state attorneys general,
including in New York, Washington and Massachusetts, have said
they plan to file lawsuits to save
the program in response to Sessions’s announcement.
In an appearance in a seventhfloor conference room at the Justice Department, Sessions said
“imminent litigation” from the
state of Texas and others prompted a review of the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals program,
commonly referred to as DACA.
After that review, officials concluded that the program was “an
unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch,”
Sessions said.
President Trump and those in
his administration sought to cast
the issue as one of separation of
powers. Trump issued a statement
saying President Barack Obama
made “an end-run around Congress” that violated “the core tenets that sustain our Republic.”
Some legal analysts said the
move rightly put the program in
the hands of legislators.
“The decision to rescind the
program returns this controversy
to where it should have remained:
in Congress,” said Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor who has testified before Congress about his
qualms with how DACA was implemented. “Congress failed to
pass DACA and other measures.
President Obama then announced in the State of the Union
that he would circumvent Congress.”
But other legal analysts said the
announcement seemed to mask
the administration’s true intent of
wanting to deport anyone — in-
cluding children — who came to
the United States illegally.
“If the concern was, ‘We needed
to act or the states were going to
act,’ there was no attempt made to
stop the states from acting, and
the federal government holds significant leverage over the state of
Texas right now,” said Leon Fresco, a former adviser to Sen.
Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on
immigration law and policy who
now works as a lawyer in private
practice.
Although Texas and several
other states had threatened to sue
the administration if it did not
end DACA by Tuesday, the program, enacted in 2012, had thus
far passed legal muster. A judge in
2013 dismissed a lawsuit brought
by immigration agents against
the program, and Texas had not
sued over DACA itself.
The state had successfully persuaded a federal judge to block a
similar measure, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, which was intended to grant a reprieve from depor-
tation for illegal immigrants
whose children are U.S. citizens or
lawful permanent residents.
That initiative also had come
with an expansion of DACA, but
none of the legal wrangling directly impacted the original program.
Acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke said in a statement that officials felt they faced
essentially two choices: “wind the
program down in an orderly fashion that protects beneficiaries in
the near-term while working with
Congress to pass legislation; or
allow the judiciary to potentially
shut the program down completely and immediately.”
The administration said it
would no longer accept new applications for DACA, which has provided renewable two-year work
permits to nearly 800,000 people.
The agency said those enrolled in
DACA will be able to continue
working until their permits expire; those whose permits expire
by March 5, 2018, will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals
as long as they do so by Oct. 5.
The Justice Department theoretically could have defended
DACA. Some note that the department was not shy in touting
Trump’s broad powers on immigration when it came to defending
his controversial travel ban.
Sessions, however, has long opposed efforts to award any sort of
amnesty to those in the country
illegally. He previously had questioned whether the DACA program could pass legal muster.
But by publicly announcing the
end of DACA, the Justice Department might have made a strategic
error. The department could have
let Texas sue and offered no defense or a weak one. If the suit
were to have led to a federal judge
blocking DACA, it might have stymied other states’ efforts to get
involved and save it.
“Sessions has opened the door
for true DACA advocates to affirmatively litigate their case on
many fronts, so if the attorney
general wanted to end DACA as
expeditiously as he says, this is a
curious legal strategy,” said Molly
Moran, a former Justice Department official in the Obama administration.
Analysts said it was unclear
whether a challenge to DACA
would have been likely to succeed.
Supporters of DACA have argued
that the program is akin to the
government exercising prosecutorial discretion. The executive
branch, they say, is essentially
deciding whom to target for deportation and putting a low priority on those who came to the
country as children.
“I honestly think it would be a
close issue,” George Washington
University’s Turley said of whether a challenge to DACA would be
successful.
But defending DACA, Turley
said, would be similarly difficult,
potentially forcing supporters to
argue that Trump lacks the power
to revoke DACA that Obama had
to implement it.
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David Nakamura and Sari Horwitz
contributed to this report.
A big moment for
‘anti-immigration
warrior’ Sessions
BY
S ARI H ORWITZ
Seven weeks ago, Attorney
General Jeff Sessions was left for
dead politically. President Trump
had publicly berated him, called
him beleaguered and weak, and
left him twisting in the wind.
Pundits predicted Trump would
soon fire him, or he would be
forced to step down.
But over the summer, Sessions
weathered the storm. On Tuesday,
he stepped out before a packed
room of reporters and a phalanx
of television cameras, smiled and
then enthusiastically announced
that the Trump administration
was rescinding President Barack
Obama’s program that allowed
800,000 undocumented immigrants, known as “dreamers,” to
live and work in the United States
without fear of being deported.
“The effect of this unilateral
executive amnesty, among other
things, contributed to a surge of
minors at the southern border
that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences,” Sessions said.
“It also denied jobs to hundreds of
thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to
take those jobs.”
After reading a 10-minute
statement, Sessions waved to the
crowd and left without taking any
questions from reporters.
It was a big moment for Sessions, announcing the end of
Obama’s immigration protection,
and one that would not have been
predicted earlier this summer
when he and Trump were not
even speaking. For Sessions, a
hard-liner on immigration, it was
also the culmination of a legislative career in which he earned a
reputation as the “anti-immigration warrior.”
As the senator from Alabama,
Sessions fiercely opposed for
years any efforts by Congress to
reform the nation’s immigration
system to help those who were in
the country illegally. As a senator,
Sessions proposed a bill that
would impose a five-year mandatory minimum prison term on
those found to have reentered the
country illegally. He advocated
making changes even in the legal
immigration system because of
his fears that people from other
countries could take Americans’
jobs.
As attorney general, Sessions’
department
has
defended
Trump’s travel ban, which suspends both the issuance of visas to
residents of six Muslim-majority
countries and the U.S. refugee
program. Sessions has moved to
strip Justice Department funding
from “sanctuary cities,” which do
not produce documents to prove
they are communicating with federal officials about undocumented immigrants.
Two weeks ago, Sessions lashed
out at Chicago and its leaders and
tied local policies about undocumented immigrants to the city’s
soaring crime rates.
Civil rights groups lambasted
the announcement by Sessions,
who they have criticized on a
range of issues from voting rights
to police reform.
“Today is a cruel day for Dreamers, our families, and all Americans,” Lorella Praeli, director of
immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.
“We have 800,000 examples of
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Arrivals program. A Justice official said Sessions was chosen to make the announcement because of pending litigation on the policy.
how DACA [Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals] strengthened
America, including my sister Maria, a graduate of Quinnipiac University, an immigration activist,
and a DACA-recipient.”
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and
director-counsel of the NAACP
Legal Defense and Educational
Fund (LDF), called Sessions’s announcement “a disastrous and
cruel decision that will devastate
the lives of hundreds of thousands
of children and their families.”
There is no financial, national
security or sound public policy
consideration driving this decision,” Ifill said.
Others, including Texas Attor-
ney General Ken Paxton, praised
Sessions saying the DACA program
“went far beyond the executive
branch’s legitimate authority.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
praised the administration for taking “a first step toward cleaning up
the mess that President Obama’s
unlawful amnesty left behind.”
“President Trump is right that
this amnesty would never have
stood up in court,” Cotton said in a
statement. “Yet, we now face a
situation where 800,000 people,
who were brought to our country
as minors, face legal limbo.”
Texas and some other states
threatened to sue the Trump administration if it did not end
DACA by Tuesday. Sessions was
among the senior Trump aides
who lobbied the president to end
DACA and he wrote a memo calling the program unconstitutional, saying Obama improperly created DACA after Congress refused
to authorize it.
“The
executive
branch,
through DACA, deliberately
sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to
authorize on multiple occasions,”
Sessions said in his statement to
reporters. “Such an open-ended
circumvention of immigration
laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.”
A Justice Department official
said Sessions was chosen to make
the DACA announcement because of the legal deadline the
department was facing.
“It was determined that Attorney General Sessions should announce this decision because of
the pending litigation on DACA
and the need to discuss the legal
issues,” said the official, who
spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the decision.
“We were the first out of the gate
because the trigger point was the
lawsuit, and we are the government’s lawyers.”
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Democrats see political opportunity to get a favorable immigration bill
BY E D O ’ K EEFE
AND D AVID W EIGEL
Democrats in Congress, dismayed but unsurprised by a White
House decision to unwind legal
status for 800,000 immigrants
who arrived in America as children, are approaching it as a political opportunity — a chance for
the minority party to get a bill it
wants, not one favored by most
Republicans.
On Tuesday, as Republican
leaders said they’d back permanent status for some immigrants,
Democrats pitched the 16-yearold Dream Act as the only vehicle
that could pass. Activists, who
spent Tuesday mobilizing against
the White House’s decision, were
just as adamant that the bill be
passed without adding more immigration restrictions to secure
Republican votes.
“The same way we came out
strong against the Muslim ban, or
stopping the end of funding for
Planned Parenthood, or that we
would stand up for the transgender community, we have to make it
clear and unequivocal that there is
no peace going forward if you’re
going to allow the devastation of
the lives of 800,000 people,” said
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.).
Senior Democratic aides said
that two current immigrationrelated bills would be strongly
opposed by Democrats — and
some Republicans. First, Democrats will oppose any attempt to
spend federal dollars on the construction of a new wall along the
U.S.-Mexico border. They also oppose the RAISE Act, a bill by Sens.
Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David
Perdue (R-Ga.) that would restrict
legal immigration into the United
States.
Trump voiced support for the
RAISE Act on Tuesday. The plan
bears the hallmarks of bills that
Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced when he was an Alabama senator.
But Sen. Richard J. Durbin (DIll.), who held a news conference
with Sen. Lindsey O. Graham
(R-S.C.) to demand quick passage
of their Dream Act, said that
RAISE was a non-starter.
“Cutting down the total number of legal immigrants becomes
problematic on two or three
fronts,” said Durbin. “Lindsey opposes it. So, [Cotton] has some
issues with his own caucus.”
Graham was just as critical of
the proposed funding for a border
wall. “If that’s what you mean by
border security, you’re not going
to get the votes,” he said.
Democratic
leaders
on
Wednesday are set to meet with
Trump face-to-face for the first
time since January and are likely
to discuss several issues, including his DACA decisions, aides
said.
House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi (D-Calif.) has requested
meetings with House Speaker
Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) to discuss
the matter. Aides said that, for
now, there’s no need for such a
meeting, since it’s likely to be a
main subject of conversation on
Some in GOP side with
Democrats, oppose
Trump’s DACA decision
Wednesday.
Despite Democratic calls to
hold a “clean” up-or-down vote on
legislation protecting “dreamers,”
senior GOP aides said that is not
likely to happen given the strong
opposition to doing so among
conservative lawmakers. Instead,
leaders are expected to launch
talks in the coming days to pair a
bipartisan plan to protect dreamers with other legislation that
tackles border security or other
immigration concerns, said the
aides, who were not authorized to
speak publicly about ongoing
talks.
What might be negotiated to
protect DACA recipients was unclear Tuesday afternoon. Several
aides cautioned that the details
can’t be sorted out until GOP leaders signal how they plan to pass a
short-term spending plan and
raise the debt limit. Republicans,
who were almost universally critical of President Barack Obama for
introducing DACA, had no clear
proposal of their own, and several
ideas, like Cotton’s, were already
taking friendly fire.
“What’s out there right now
doesn’t pass the laugh test,” said
Clarissa Martinez, deputy vice
president of UnidosUS, the civil
rights group formerly known as
NCLR. For Republicans to muddle the Dream Act with wall funding or immigration cutbacks
would be, she said, “like someone
saying they’re going to shoot you
but want you to hold the gun.”
Talks are likely to focus on four
bills that would provide relief to
DACA recipients or more broadly
to most children of undocumented immigrants.
The Bridge Act enjoys significant bipartisan support in both
chambers. Sponsored by Sens.
Graham and Durbin as well as
Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and
Gutierrez, it would benefit anyone under the age of 36 who has
been in the United States since
2007 and includes strict educational or military service requirements. The Dream Act, sponsored
by the same lawmakers plus several other Democrats, is a slightly
more generous version.
Meanwhile, the Recognizing
America’s Children Act, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (RFla.), has no Democratic sponsors.
It applies a stricter standard to
people who entered the United
States before 16 and are either in
school or have valid work authorization, but it would not apply to
people already undergoing removal or deportation proceedings.
Finally, the Hope Act, sponsored by Gutiérrez and more than
130 other House Democrats,
would essentially provide blanket
protections to dreamers regardless of their education or work
status or whether they’re a DACA
recipient. Aides and activists say
it’s the proposal least likely to pass
despite broad Democratic support.
But those activists have largely
won Democrats — and most voters — over toward a narrow proDREAM position. In a Morning
Consult poll conducted in April,
when it seemed that the White
House might leave DACA untouched, 78 percent of registered
voters — and 72 percent of Republicans — said they favored some
form of legal status for childhood
arrivals.
The Republicans’ main ideas
for Dream Act add-ons are less
popular. In an August poll conducted by Quinnipiac University,
44 percent of voters favored the
idea of halving legal immigration.
In May, the last time the pollster
asked the question, 33 percent of
voters favored the construction of
a border wall with Mexico — down
from 42 percent last year.
“The idea that the Stephen Miller crowd has — that you can cut
immigration by 50 percent, ban
sanctuary cities, build the wall —
as a deal for dreamers, is ridiculous,” said Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice.
“The idea that we have to go along
with border security and a border
wall is ridiculous, too. The American people have litigated this.
They don’t want to pay for a border wall.”
Activists roundly rejected the
idea that dreamers, out of desperation, would back more restrictive proposals. On a Monday call
with reporters, joined by Sharry,
United We Dream executive director Cristina Jimenez said that
Congress needed to pass the
Dream Act “without any racist
gimmicks,” like money for a border wall or punishment for sanctuary cities, characterizing it as
“playing with the lives of 800,000
people.”
“There is no way in hell we’ll
allow this Congress or this president to use the Dream Act as a
vehicle for white supremacist demands,” said Kamau Chege, an
undocumented immigrant and
organizer with the progressive
group #AllOfUs, which has organized primary challenges against
“corporate” Democrats. “We demand stand-alone legislation that
protects immigrant youth, and
does not hurt anyone else.”
The Democrats’ confidence
was on display in deep red states,
too. Later this week, the president
is traveling to North Dakota, a
state he won by 36 points, where
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is
up for reelection in 14 months.
But in a statement on Facebook,
Heitkamp said that she favored a
bipartisan DACA fix no stricter
than the comprehensive immigration bills she’d backed in the
past.
“Ending the DACA program is
simply cruel,” said Heitkamp.
“These children and individuals
just want to be part of the only
country most of them know. And
we should want that for them as
well.”
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On a normal day, Ken’s
full-service gasoline station in San
Antonio pumps a couple hundred
gallons each of regular gasoline,
premium gasoline and diesel. But
nothing has been normal since
Hurricane Harvey hit the coast,
and last week, motorists stampeded to Ken’s to top off their tanks.
The gas station sold more than
1,500 gallons of unleaded regular
and almost 2,000 gallons of premium in a single day, forcing Ken’s
to start rationing, said Lee Ruiz,
the assistant manager. Then, Ruiz
said in an interview, “I shut down
the pumps.” He ran out of premium last Friday and was expecting a
delivery Tuesday.
“We were overwhelmed with
customers faster than we could
get next delivery,” Ruiz said.
Harvey’s strike on the Texas
Gulf Coast has caused gasoline
shortages and pushed prices up
across Texas and the country, industry experts said Tuesday. Prices started to ease over the weekend, but Hurricane Irma, while
still well offshore, sent people in
Florida on a scramble to fill their
fuel tanks, and Gov. Rick Scott (R)
ordered a suspension of highway
tolls.
The oil refineries on the Texas
Gulf Coast account for half of U.S.
refining capacity and produce a
quarter of the nation’s gasoline.
Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s
refineries remained inactive on
Tuesday, including Saudi Aramco’s 603,000-barrel-a-day Motiva
plant and ExxonMobil’s 362,300barrel-a-day Beaumont plant.
Other refineries remain at
50 percent capacity, including
ExxonMobil’s Baytown plant, with
560,500 barrels a day, the nation’s
second-biggest after Motiva.
The wholesale price of a gallon
of regular unleaded gasoline in
San Antonio jumped 49.85 cents
over the past two weeks. Prices
were up 41.25 cents a gallon in
Austin and 42.97 cents in Houston, according to Matthew Kohlman, senior managing editor of
S&P Global Platts, an industry
news group.
Once retailers added in a few
pennies, costs shot up more than
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Bryston Clark waits in Hartburg, Tex., on Tuesday for a boat to take
him to get gas as Texas slowly recovers from Hurricane Harvey.
50 cents a gallon at the pump to a
Texas statewide average of $2.53,
according to AAA. The national
average price is up 30 cents a
gallon.
Kohlman estimated that 2 in 3
gasoline stations in Houston were
closed over the weekend. A number of Houston retail stations
struggled to repair water damage
while others’ tanks ran dry.
Some people have taken extreme measures. One motorist
went out at 3 a.m. to fill his vehicle’s tank — and still found long
lines. One retailer in the DallasFort Worth area was getting gasoline supplies from as far away as
Denver and Wichita. With pipelines that usually run to DallasFort Worth out of service last
week, some companies reversed
the flow of refined products so
that they would arrive from Oklahoma.
San Antonio public transit on
Tuesday urged people to take the
bus and was making the service
free for the day.
But barring a setback from Hurricane Irma, which is approaching
U.S. shores, gasoline prices are
likely to start tapering off. Texas
wholesale prices were already
down 2 cents from Saturday.
The loading of trucks with gasoline and diesel resumed Saturday
at Phillips 66’s refined-products
terminal in Pasadena, Tex., the
first time since Aug. 28, when it
was shut down, the company said
on its website.
Colonial Pipeline, which operates the nation’s largest refinedproducts pipeline, providing the
eastern U.S. states with about half
of their gasoline, had suspended
most deliveries, but it said Monday that it was restarting diesel
and jet-fuel shipments from Houston and was hoping to start pumping gasoline, S&P Global Platts
reported.
Despite the prolonged processing and supply shutdowns, motorists in the Northeast were able to
obtain the gasoline and diesel they
needed for the holiday weekend.
That is because the major oil companies have been able to draw on
ample commercial stocks of petroleum products.
In addition, European refiners
have been stepping up shipments
of gasoline to New York harbor.
European motorists favor dieselpowered cars, so refiners usually
have excess gasoline supplies, and
U.S. refiners usually ship diesel to
Europe. Tanker rates have doubled because of U.S. demand for
gasoline, according to the Department of Homeland Security. But
inland cities such as Atlanta rely
even more on the Colonial Pipeline.
“Right now, anybody with a
boat ready in Europe is trying to
send it over,” Kohlman said.
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Senate leaders are prepared to
vote this week on legislation that
would pair an increase in the
federal government’s borrowing
limit with $7.9 billion in disaster
relief for victims of Hurricane
Harvey despite opposition from
conservatives.
The decision to combine the
two unrelated measures is a potentially risky strategy that could
further alienate conservatives
who have insisted that any debtlimit increase be paired with
corresponding spending cuts.
Leaders hope that those on the
far right will abandon their demands to immediately replenish
rapidly diminishing funds for the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.),
whose home state is still reeling
from Harvey’s impact, endorsed
the strategy Tuesday and vowed
to move quickly to pass the debtand-disaster package. And House
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
(R-Calif.) said in the Capitol late
Tuesday that the House will also
take up the measure if it passes
the Senate.
“I believe that FEMA is going
to literally run out of money at
the end of this week,” Cornyn told
reporters. “It is imperative that
we get that supplemental passed.
The leaders made the decision to
attach the debt limit to that, and I
support that decision.”
The House is expected to vote
on an initial version of the disaster relief package on Wednesday.
If all goes as planned, the Senate
would then attach the debt-limit
increase and hold a vote before
the end of the week.
Such a swift timeline would
allow Congress to approve the
disaster relief money ahead of the
potential impact of Hurricane
Irma, which could make landfall
in Florida this week. It would also
allay fears of a federal government default if Congress fails to
increase the debt limit.
But conservatives, including
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), want to
see the disaster aid approved
without the debt limit attached.
But some Republicans
say higher borrowing
must be offset with cuts
Cruz said Tuesday that he believes the FEMA funds should not
be “tied to other unrelated matters” but he did not answer when
asked if he would actively oppose
a plan to combine the two matters. “My hope is that we will see
strong bipartisan support for
substantial relief from the crushing damages,” Cruz said. “There
will be many ongoing discussions
in Congress about passing that
relief package.”
President Trump has not explicitly endorsed the plan, but
Treasury
Secretary
Steven
Mnuchin said Sunday that both
he and the president think that
the debt limit should be tied to
Harvey funding.
“Our first priority is to make
sure that the state gets money,”
Mnuchin said in an interview on
Fox News Sunday. “It is critical,
and to do that we need to make
sure we raise the debt limit.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell (R-Ky.) delivered a
very similar statement on the
Senate floor Tuesday.
“I know that securing this
emergency funding is very important for the president,” McConnell said. “I know that preventing
a default or shutdown amid such
a historic natural disaster is also
very important to him — and
even more so now with another
major hurricane on the way.”
But leaders of the major House
conservative caucuses — the
hard-line House Freedom Caucus
and the larger Republican Study
Committee, have both warned in
recent days against attaching a
debt-ceiling increase to a Harvey
aid package. Rep. Mark Walker
(R-N.C.), the RSC’s chairman,
called the prospect “a little unsettling and even more frustrating”
in a Fox News Channel interview
Tuesday.
The chairman of the House
Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark
Meadows (R-N.C.), said Tuesday
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that tying the debt limit to disaster aid “is just using it as leverage” but he believes the White
House supports McConnell’s
plan.
“They want the debt ceiling
done no matter how it gets done,
and I think they support this
approach,” Meadows told reporters. “I think it’s a tactical move
that this is the best way to do a
debt-ceiling increase, and obviously it will work.”
Members of the Freedom Caucus did not take a formal position
Tuesday evening on the leadership plan, despite what Meadows
called “overwhelming” opposition to the approach.
The roughly 40 Freedom Caucus members would not necessarily have the power to block the
legislation. Democrats have generally supported increasing the
debt limit in the past, and most
Republicans expect that Democrats will do so again.
But if the group decides to vote
against the bill it could exacerbate tensions among House Republicans and raise the specter
that the bill could pass without a
majority of the majority party —
violating an informal rule that
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (RWis.) had pledged to adhere to
when he became speaker in 2015.
Conservative Rep. Joe Barton
(R-Tex.), who represents a Dallasarea district, said he is eager to
deliver relief for his fellow Texans
but he would not say whether he
would vote for an aid bill tied to a
debt-limit increase.
“I think that’s a mistake,” he
said. “The debt ceiling’s a different breed of cat.”
Democrats also have not
signed off on the plan, in part
because Ryan and McConnell
have not yet committed to how
long the debt-limit increase
would last. Senate Minority Leader Charles. E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)
and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday
that they are willing to consider
the plan, but they did not commit
to providing the votes necessary
to ensure that the bill can pass
without conservative support.
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Authorities warn Irma is a ‘potentially catastrophic’ storm
IRMA FROM A1
Wednesday.
“This hurricane is far too powerful, poses far too great a threat,
for us to delay actions any further,” Giménez said at a news
briefing Tuesday afternoon. “I
would rather inconvenience our
residents on this occasion than
suffer any unnecessary loss of life
if in fact we are hit by Hurricane
Irma. It is still too early to know if
we will take a direct hit.”
Forecasters on Tuesday called
Irma one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center warned of “large and destructive waves” along the coasts of
Haiti, the Dominican Republic
and the Bahamas, while also saying that flooding could drench
parts of Puerto Rico and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto
Rico’s governor Tuesday asked
President Trump to declare a state
of emergency ahead of the storm’s
arrival.
“Hurricane Irma’s magnitude
compares to no other weather system in the recorded history of
Puerto Rico,” Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (PNP of Puerto Rico) wrote in
a letter. “We have expended substantial resources in preparation
for this disaster and without the
assistance of the federal government, the local communities will
be unable to recover effectively.”
On Tuesday evening, Trump declared emergencies in Florida, the
U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto
Rico due to Irma.
Computer models show the
storm approaching the Florida
Keys by the weekend and then
turning sharply northward. Its
path beyond that is more uncertain, with models showing that it
could then track up either the
west coast of Florida or the East
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Miami residents stock up on water ahead of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 system is so wide that it
has prompted statewide preparations. To see more photos, go to wapo.st/IrmaPrep.
Coast of the United States, or
climb up the center of the peninsula. The storm could also churn
into the Gulf of Mexico. But the
hurricane’s size suggests that its
effects could be felt far from its
center — perhaps as far as
200 miles out — forecasters say.
In Key West on Tuesday afternoon, residents and tourists were
on high alert, with officials already issuing an evacuation for all
visitors beginning Wednesday
morning. Hotels here were closing down, many businesses on the
famed Duval Street were shuttered — with the exception of a
few bars and restaurants — and
many residents were streaming to
the mainland by car on Route A1A.
Carolyn Boutte, 44, said that
she and her husband moved to a
house in Key West four years ago
from Gloucester, Mass., and that
they have never been through a
hurricane threat like this. They
were searching for gas Tuesday so
they could escape, but the first
three stations had run out of fuel
and lines were long everywhere
else. She finally ran into some luck
— at a station where she had to
wait 45 minutes for a fill.
“My husband and I are packing
up the dog and our HarleyDavidson,” said Boutte, a marine
biologist. “Unless the hurricane
changes paths, we are getting out
of here in the next couple of days.”
The storm promised to test
again the Trump administration’s
ability to respond to a major natural disaster, just days after the
aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
pummeled Texas, leaving record
damage in its wake. William
“Brock” Long, administrator of
the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said incident management assistance personnel already are on the ground in vulnerable areas.
“Just like in Texas, the response
to Irma is going to take all levels of
government and the whole community,” Long said in a statement.
“This has the potential to be a
catastrophic storm.”
That potential appeared to be
sinking in particularly in the Flor-
ida Keys, where gas stations reported low fuel stocks and grocery
stores ran out of bottled water.
Residents and business owners
boarded up windows and hauled
boats out of the water. Tourists
and residents already had begun
crowding up the single highway
that snakes through the 120-mile
island chain and into the Florida
mainland.
Some planned to ride out the
storm, despite the dire warnings.
Monroe County commissioner
Sylvia Murphy, who has lived in
the Keys since 1954, said she and a
few guests would hunker down in
her home, which sits about 12 feet
above sea level atop the ridge that
runs along the islands. Her house
has a new metal roof, she said, and
is surrounded by trees, which help
block the wind gusts.
“The water won’t get me,” she
said by phone Tuesday.
Others in the state, meanwhile,
planned to play it safe.
School districts in the large
counties of South Florida all announced they were canceling
classes later this week, including
Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm
Beach — three of the nation’s largest, with a combined enrollment
of more than 800,000 students.
The National Football League said
the Miami Dolphins’ season opener scheduled for Sunday afternoon would not be played in
South Florida as planned.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who
has declared a statewide emergency, wrote to Trump on Tuesday
asking for a pre-landfall emergency declaration in Florida, warning
that Irma could require largescale evacuations.
Scott has activated 100 members of the Florida National Guard
and said he has directed all 7,000
members to report for duty Friday
ahead of Irma’s expected landfall.
The uncertainty of Irma’s track
and the geography of the Florida
peninsula have combined to create an unusually broad, essentially statewide sense of emergency.
Most of Florida’s population lives
close to the coast, and Irma could
potentially ride up either side or
track further west into the Gulf of
Mexico and endanger the state’s
panhandle.
On the state’s Gulf Coast, residents in Estero were either hunkering down or starting to flee.
Stocks of water and flashlights at
grocery stores were wiped out,
and gas was becoming scarce. A
sign on the door of a Speedway gas
station warned customers: “No
gas, no propane, no water, sorry.”
“We’ve never been this worried
in our entire lives,” said Jose Torres, 25, who plans to evacuate to
Georgia on Wednesday.
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties last year surpassed
6 million in population for the
first time, and routes out of the
area are impeded by the Everglades and vast swamps just inland of the inhabited regions,
making evacuations extremely
complex.
While the hurricane center said
Irma’s intensity could fluctuate, it
is expected to remain a Category 4
or 5 storm during coming days.
The hurricane center was blunt
about Irma’s potential impact,
calling the storm “extremely dangerous” and “potentially catastrophic.”
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Berman and Somashekhar reported
from Washington. Janine Zeitlin in
Estero, Fla., and Joel Achenbach,
Moriah Balingit, Angela Fritz and
Jason Samenow in Washington
contributed to this report.
Recovering from Harvey when ‘you already live a disaster every day of your life’
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story, low-income apartment
complexes set close enough to
Brays Bayou that residents say a
heavy rainstorm almost guarantees a flood. Its layout was so
poorly conceived — a product of
Houston’s building boom — that
local leaders say it probably
should never have been built in
the first place. And its workingclass tenants already struggle to
pay their rent — in the $600s and
$700s for a small two-bedroom
apartment — in a normal month.
It’s the kind of neighborhood
where “you already live a disaster
every day of your life,” said Carol
Moore, the NAACP’s co-chair of
disaster for the state of Texas. In
Greenspoint, she said, Harvey’s
floods constitute no less than “a
disaster on top of a disaster.”
Many residents, like Robles, 41,
are also undocumented immigrants, which means when disasters strike, they have no outlet to
seek relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — as
government assistance is only
available to legal residents of the
United States — and little power
to challenge landlords who refuse
to repair the damage.
“A lot of us don’t get no food
stamps. We don’t get no help from
the government,” Robles said. “We
lost everything we have.” And now
they’ll start over, she said, as they
did before, “from point zero.”
Robles knows what point zero
looks like because she was there —
along with many of her neighbors
— just last year. The “Tax Day
flood” of April 2016 was “just a day
of rain,” residents say. But it overflowed the bayou and flooded the
first-floor apartments in Greenspoint.
That disaster brought mold
and despair, piles of ruined furniture tossed to the curb, a slow
trickle of FEMA assistance to
those with legal status, and a
desperate wringing of wallets for
all. Though some people were
able to move out, most stayed, like
Robles.
The flooding from Hurricane
Harvey started here early on the
first Friday morning of the storm
— two days before many other
Houstonians’ homes fell victim to
meteorologists’ worst-case scenarios. As the rains soaked the
parking lot with fast-growing
puddles, the residents of Biscayne
at Cityview and nearby complexes
had nothing to do but cringe in
anticipation. And when the bayou
began to overflow, Robles knew it
was “game over.”
Robles, her husband and her
adolescent stepchildren hoisted
two mattresses over their heads
and carried them upstairs to the
neighbors’ as the water spilled in
the front door and crept up
the wall.
There were few around here
who stockpiled food and drinking
water to wait out the storm, because stockpiling requires extra
cash, and extra cash is not a luxury
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Marina Robles, right, prays with pastors from Houston’s Harvest Time Church. Robles is dealing with flood damage in her apartment for
the second time in three years.
they have.
“When we started distributing
food on Tuesday, there were people who said they hadn’t eaten
since Saturday,” said Dannie Kelly,
a youth pastor at the Harvest
Time Church in Greenspoint,
which has delivered thousands of
meals along with stacks of clothing, diapers and cleaning supplies
to the neighborhood over the past
week.
“A lot of people are behind on
their rent,” she said.
As the sun came out last week,
drying the floodwater, the residents of Greenspoint, as in other
parts of the city, ventured into
their waterlogged homes and
dragged out the furniture and
belongings that had been rendered useless by the water and
were fast growing mold. Robles
and others began to consider their
options — if they had any.
Some had secured spots in vacant upstairs apartments or with
neighbors to wait out the storm.
But now that the water had receded, “I have to move back tonight,”
she said, surveying the pile of
rotting belongings sitting outside
and wondering how she could
sleep in the stinking room they
came from.
“I’m not throwing anything
away. I’m just gonna wipe it
down,” said another resident,
George Osorio, 26, who waited out
the storm at the airport, where he
works. “I just bought my bed set. I
have till January to pay it off.”
Television sets, soggy sofas,
mattresses, dressers, clothing,
shoes and piles of torn-up carpeting sat rotting at the curbside, the
stench permeating the neighborhood along with a growing concentration of flies.
Residents like Fatima Vargas, a
mother of three, and Mark Bryant, a lung cancer patient,
thought wistfully about moving to
hotel rooms but knew that they
couldn’t afford it — “$130 for a
night,” Vargas said.
The shelters seemed frightening for a number of reasons. First,
leaving the neighborhood made
you vulnerable to break-ins —
something that several residents
said they had already experienced
during the storm. But more
dauntingly, Robles and her neighbors said, shelters seemed sure to
attract the attention of immigration authorities for those who are
not here legally.
“They’re afraid because of their
status,” said Harvey Nevills, a 57year-old volunteer from north
Houston, who on Sunday night
was pleading with a family of nine
in Biscayne to leave their apartment because he feared the mold
Marina Robles gives Ivan Almendarz gifts for his child. In between
clearing out her apartment and helping neighbors, Robles takes
breaks to vomit in the grass outside her stinking home.
had already rendered it too dangerous.
“I was trying to tell them: ‘They
got showers there, beds,’ ” he said.
“But they’re afraid.”
FEMA was also completely out
of reach, or a mysterious option at
best. No one from the Biscayne
management office was available
to help residents navigate the
website to register. Even as local
church groups and other volunteers filtered through the neighborhood with free hot dogs,
clothes and outdoor church services, no one seemed to have answers to the bigger questions:
Where can we go? What do we do
about the mold?
As concern seemed to grow
with the almost palpable proliferation of spores, rumors circulated
that a U.S.-born child would make
you eligible for government assistance — even though it does not —
so some of those who could get
online tried registering for FEMA
help using their children’s Social
Security numbers.
Others said just asking for help
was too risky.
“I don’t want them asking for
papers,” said Cecia Ramirez, a 29year-old house cleaner, who said
she would figure out her own path
to recovery for her and her children.
“They ask for your address,
they go into your apartment,” she
added.
Flood insurance — already rare
among many better-off homeowners in this Texas metropolis —
is largely nonexistent in Greenspoint, where renters live paycheck
to paycheck. Even the developer,
Steve Moore, who owns 5,000 of
the neighborhood’s apartments,
said he could afford to insure only
about a quarter of them; and it was
the responsibility of residents to
request their own FEMA assistance, either way, he said.
“If we had insured everything,
we’d be paying well over half a
million dollars a year, maybe a
million,” Moore said. He said he
lost about $20 million after the
Tax Day flood, as residents departed or didn’t pay rent on damaged
units, even after receiving FEMA
aid, he added. Plus, the tile floors
he put down to replace the carpets
then shouldn’t require removal
now. They can be wiped down, he
said — a claim that had many
tenants feeling skeptical.
And then there was that other
cost that Moore failed to mention,
but that tenants like Ismail Baltazar, 40, ran into as soon as they
walked into the leasing office to
sort out their options.
“They said it was $600 if I break
the contract,” said Baltazar, who
was searching for a way out after
his son developed a fever this
weekend — he thinks from the
mold — and who has another 10
months before his lease is up.
By Sunday evening, black mold
was filling the corners of Baltazar’s white-painted living room,
and he was thinking about taking
his son to the hospital. Robles,
who had also become sick, took
breaks in between fretting and
helping her fellow residents — to
vomit in the grass outside her
stinking home.
And a group of activists and
community leaders had arrived to
survey the wreckage and declare
the quickly molding first-floor
apartments “unlivable,” even as it
remained unclear where else the
tenants could go.
Finally, after some agitating —
a representative from the office of
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.)
declared the apartments were too
dangerous to stay in — Biscayne at
Cityview’s management office on
Sunday night released a hastily
composed flier that Robles volunteered to distribute.
“Biscayne at Cityview Apartments has been in touch with the
Red Cross. Red Cross buses will be
dispatched to evacuate residents
whose apartments have been rendered unlivable by water damage,” it read, only in English.
“We strongly recommend that
. . . residents who are living in the
water-damaged apartments accept transportation to the shelters. We are concerned about the
long-term health effects of living
in water-damaged units.”
The Red Cross said it sent city
buses to the complex, but as Robles and several others expected:
There were few, if any families,
willing to get on them.
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some in Texas
TOP LEFT: An SUV sits in a flooded ditch
Sunday in Dickinson, Tex.
TOP RIGHT: The side of a home showing the
water line from floodwaters Sunday in East
Houston.
ABOVE: Mary Cruz, left, and Juana Vasquez
clean the floors of a damaged convenience store
Sunday in Wharton, Tex.
RIGHT: Pews and equipment from the Parkway
Baptist Church sit in its parking lot Sunday in
East Houston.
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“He made the decision. We helped create the circumstances.”
Myron Ebell, who for nearly two decades has led the Cooler Heads Coalition, speaking about President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord
Tax-exempt groups spent millions fighting climate science
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global warming.
“He made the decision. We
helped create the circumstances,”
Ebell told The Washington Post.
“When you are persistent, good
things can happen.”
The story behind the coalition
illuminates the influential, littleknown role that tax-exempt public charities play in modern campaigns to sway lawmakers and
shape policy in the nation’s capital, while claiming to be nonpartisan educational organizations.
It also offers insight into the
forces behind a Trump decision
that infuriated scientists and environmentalists, mystified U.S. allies and went against the advice of
some major corporations.
Ebell, a 64-year-old veteran of
Washington’s policy wars, is director of energy and environmental
policy for a libertarian nonprofit
organization called the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI),
which helped start the Cooler
Heads Coalition in 1997. The coalition, with a rolling membership of
more than three dozen groups
over the years, describes itself on
its website as “informal and adhoc,” and focused on education.
Interviews, tax filings, internal
documents and news accounts
show that its members are well
funded and dedicated to advancing a conservative, free-market
agenda.
The Post found that the coalition is part of a far larger network
of tax-exempt nonprofit groups,
linked by ideology and funding,
that supported Trump while disparaging Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential campaign.
The Cooler Heads have received more than $11 million in
donations over the years from coal
and oil companies. They’ve taken
in tens of millions more from nonprofit foundations, such as those
controlled by the wealthy Koch
brothers, and the Scaife and Mercer families, according to interviews and Internal Revenue Service filings.
Robert Brulle, a professor of
sociology and environmental science at Drexel University, said
that members of the Cooler Heads
Coalition are allied with trade
groups, public relations companies and lobbyists working to influence public debate about global warming.
“Public charities serve as socalled independent think tanks,
providing analysis to create the
appearance they are independent,
third-party voices,” Brulle said. “It
becomes so complicated and so
sophisticated. This is how modern
politics operates.”
Long dismissed as cranks by
mainstream scientists and politicians in both parties, Ebell and his
Cooler Heads colleagues were embraced last year by the Trump
campaign. Ebell served as the
transition director at the Environmental Protection Agency. This
spring, he leveraged those connections to arrange a White
House briefing in opposition to
the Paris agreement, according to
an email from Ebell to participants that was obtained by The
Post.
“Thank you for agreeing to be
part of the basket of deplorables,”
he wrote in an April 18 email. “The
purpose of the meeting is to present our views on why President
Trump should keep his campaign
commitment to withdraw from
the Paris Climate Treaty.”
Such advocacy is in effect supported by American taxpayers, because contributors to groups organized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code can deduct
donations from their taxes, which
means less revenue for the federal
government. Under IRS rules,
such organizations may not devote a substantial part of their
work to lobbying. But the laws are
vague and hard to enforce. And
the IRS provides little oversight,
because it is financially strapped
and has too few auditors. Agency
officials are also wary of enforcing
prohibitions on political activity,
after the conservative backlash
triggered by the agency’s focus on
tea party groups several years ago,
according to knowledgeable officials.
In interviews, Ebell acknowledged that Cooler Heads advocacy
“does bleed into political persuasion and lobbying.” But he said
such activity is common in Washington and, in the case of the
Competitive Enterprise Institute,
does not violate IRS or lobbying
restrictions, because it does not
constitute a substantial portion of
its work.
Ebell, who according to tax filings earned $115,000 in 2014, also
played down the influence of the
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group’s funders, saying that CEI
and other organizations choose
their policy positions before seeking contributions. “Yes, we do talk
to industry,” he told The Post. “No,
there is no overarching direction
from anyone.”
After long questioning global
warming, Ebell now acknowledges that “climate change is occurring and human beings have a role
in it.” But he said global warming
still is not a crisis. He frames
climate change as an ideological
issue, saying that giving the government more authority to address it would stimulate a “regulatory onslaught,” damage the U.S.
economy and subvert human freedom.
Ebell, who is not a scientist,
said he and his colleagues respect
the scientific process. But he said
he thinks many climate researchers endorse prevailing views on
global warming only to cash in on
government grants.
“They are all in lock-step,” he
said. “It has all the appearance of
being a scam.”
Climate scientists said there is
no doubt about the reality of climate change and its consequences, including melting polar ice
caps, rising sea levels and the
intensification of storms. Benjamin Santer, a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who received a MacArthur
Foundation “genius” award for
groundbreaking climate research,
told The Post that Ebell and his
Cooler Heads colleagues are attempting to turn back the clock on
knowledge and science.
“He is not a climate scientist.
He will never be a climate scientist. Mr. Ebell seems to believe that
it’s possible to magically assimilate scientific understanding
from thin air,” said Santer, speaking for himself.
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environmentalism
Ebell has long served as a leading voice of global-warming skepticism. He is tall and pale, with
receding gray hair. He wears oval
wire-rimmed glasses, speaks softly and exudes an air of diffidence
that masks a fierce determination.
He was born in the rugged sagebrush country of eastern Oregon,
the great-grandson of a homesteader who moved there from
Germany in the late 1860s during
a gold rush in the state. Growing
up on a 3,000-acre cattle ranch,
Ebell was steeped in western values that prized property rights
and disdained government regulation. He embraced tenets of
what a colleague would later call
“free-market environmentalism.”
Ebell did not intend to get involved with science. He studied
philosophy, history and politics at
Colorado College in Colorado
Springs, the University of California at San Diego, the London
School of Economics and Cambridge University. He came to
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Washington, D.C., in the late
1980s and took a job with a nonprofit group that focused on property rights.
In 1995, Ebell went to Capitol
Hill as a legislative aide to Rep.
John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), but he
moved on quickly. Later that year,
he sharpened his advocacy skills
with a job at a new tax-exempt
group called Frontiers of Freedom
started by former senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.). “Once
upon a time, our government was
a bulwark against domestic enemies,” Wallop said in his final
floor address, in December 1994.
“Now big government has become
our chief domestic enemy.”
Frontiers worked to minimize
government regulation of the tobacco industry, according to industry documents made public
during litigation. In a funding
proposal to Philip Morris, Frontiers suggested a complex influence campaign in support of tobacco. The plan foreshadowed
some of the tactics that Cooler
Heads members would soon employ.
Frontiers could “play a substantial role” in a campaign aimed at
making it politically easier for
lawmakers to thwart new tobacco
taxes, the proposal said. It would
“educate and motivate grassroots
activists” to change the “political
dynamics,” making it “politically
possible for key legislators to
block any legislative initiative.”
“The campaign proposed is, essentially, an issue-driven political
campaign,” the document said.
Ebell told The Post that he did
not know about the document at
the time and that funding for the
campaign never materialized.
“I’ve never taken a position on
anything to do with tobacco,” he
said.
Frontiers would soon receive
millions in contributions from
other quarters, including the conservative Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and ExxonMobil,
IRS filings show.
The same array of donors
would help finance charities behind the most audacious endeavor of Ebell’s career: the fight
against climate science.
Countering ‘myths’
about global warming
The Cooler Heads Coalition
was formed in the spring of 1997
by a group called Consumer Alert
that drew funding from Chevron,
Philip Morris and other large corporations. An allied public charity, the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, soon took over
management of the coalition, a
cross section of nonprofit groups
already fighting policies promoted by progressives and a growing
number of liberal public charities
and nonprofit organizations.
Joining later were groups such
as the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group in the Chicago area,
and an influential nonprofit organization, Americans for Prosperity, begun by the Koch brothers
to “mobilize citizens” to press for
economic growth through “government restraint,” tax filings
show.
The Cooler Heads members
made common cause at a challenging time for conservatives
and the energy industry. Evidence
of climate change had been
mounting rapidly in the decade
since a NASA scientist named
James Hansen rocked the world in
1988 with congressional testimony that the “greenhouse effect,”
driven by human activity, was almost certainly warming the
Earth’s atmosphere.
TOP: Working from the
Competitive Enterprise
Institute, a tax-exempt public
charity, Myron Ebell, shown in
July, has led the Cooler Heads
Coalition in the fight against
global-warming regulations.
ABOVE: President Trump
shakes hands with EPA
Administrator Scott Pruitt on
June 1, the day Trump
announced the United States
was pulling out of the Paris
climate accord.
The phrase “global warming”
was beginning to permeate the
public consciousness. Most important, President Bill Clinton
supported an international agreement called the Kyoto Protocol,
which was aimed at reducing
greenhouse gases produced by the
burning of fossil fuels.
The energy industry went on a
spending spree to thwart Kyoto,
devoting at least $13 million to
public relations and information
campaigns in 1997, according to a
study by the Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs
at Harvard.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute received a $95,000 donation from ExxonMobil to support
a “Global Climate Change Program,” according to internal
ExxonMobil documents obtained
by the Climate Investigations
Center, a nonprofit group that
monitors individuals, corporations, political groups and others
opposed to global-warming policies.
The Cooler Heads Coalition
was in effect a loose confederation
of groups with the declared mission of countering “the myths of
global warming by exposing
flawed economic, scientific, and
risk analysis.” Among its first
members was Ebell, who served as
the representative to the coalition
for Frontiers of Freedom. He
would become the coalition’s
guiding light.
The coalition soon had its own
site, GlobalWarming.org, which is
hosted by CEI. “Global Warming
Is Good,” one of its headlines said.
From the start, the coalition
was controversial. At the end of
1997, it was listed by Mother Jones
magazine among alleged front
“astroturf groups that are lobbying against the Kyoto global
warming treaty.”
“Wingnuts in Sheep’s Clothing,” the magazine called them.
A shift in corporate views
In early 1998, Ebell and others
associated with Cooler Heads met
with energy industry executives
and lobbyists in closed-door
meetings at the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association. Their goal was to persuade
the American people that climate
science was purely speculative
and that the scientists were “out of
touch with reality,” according to a
copy of an internal memo written
by an API official who organized
the meetings.
In an “action plan” for “Global
Climate Science Communications,” the participants suggested
creating a nonprofit educational
group that could serve as a clearinghouse of information favorable to their cause. It would be
headed by scientists and run by
executives on loan from energy
companies and trade associations.
But before the effort could take
flight, an environmental group
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obtained the internal memo and
shared it with the press. “Industrial Group Plans to Battle Climate
Treaty,” said the headline of a New
York Times story on April 26,
1998.
In 1999, Ebell left Frontiers and
joined the Competitive Enterprise
Institute, where he became the
director of energy and environmental policy and assumed leadership of the Cooler Heads Coalition.
Members of the coalition independently raised money from energy companies and conservative
nonprofit foundations, and each
worked on issues unrelated to
global warming, tax filings show.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute received $125,000 that
year from the Scaife family foundations, $50,000 from the Lynde
and Harry Bradley Foundation,
$55,000 from the John M. Olin
Foundation and $50,000 from the
David H. Koch Charitable Foundation, along with hundreds of
thousands more from corporate
contributors, according to research by Brulle.
One former Cooler Heads
member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of fear
of a punitive backlash, said the
coalition’s mission under Ebell
was to be a “Johnny-on-the-spot
for climate denialism” and to simulate a “cacophony of voices”
against climate-change science.
“There’s a whole web,” the former member said. “Their job was
to make sure the hard right remained animated.”
It worked. Though Ebell was
not a boldface name in the capital,
he was soon in direct communication with officials in the new Bush
administration, pressing the
White House to reject Kyoto and
other climate-related regulation,
according to news reports at the
time.
In 2003 and 2004, Ebell turned
Cooler Heads’ sights on bipartisan
climate legislation sponsored by
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and
Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.). In
emails and meetings, he urged his
allies to pressure certain lawmakers.
“We have all been working
against it for months, but I think
it’s now time to increase our efforts,” Ebell wrote in a July 7, 2004,
“Action Alert” emailed to his allies. “On the other side, the environmentalists are working this
vote very hard and spending lots
of money that our side doesn’t
have.”
The legislation ultimately foundered.
Competitive Enterprise Institute general counsel Sam Kazman
said CEI counts the Action Alerts
as lobbying. But because lobbying
does not make up a significant
proportion of the group’s work, it
has always been in compliance
with IRS rules, Kazman said.
As Ebell and other coalition
members worked to debunk global-warming science, a growing
number of major corporations began to accept climate change as a
reality that needed to be addressed. By the mid-2000s, General Electric, Walmart and other
companies were pledging to curb
the emission of greenhouse gases,
according to Spencer Weart, author of “The Discovery of Global
Warming” and former director of
the Center for History of Physics
at the American Institute of Physics.
At the same time, a large and
growing proportion of scientists
working the field agreed that industrial activity had contributed
significantly to rising temperatures.
That was the finding of a landmark survey of climate research
in 2004 by Naomi Oreskes, then a
professor of history and science at
the University of California at San
Diego and now at Harvard.
“Politicians, economists, journalists, and others may have the
impression of confusion, disagreement, or discord among climate scientists, but that impression is incorrect,” Oreskes wrote
in Science magazine.
In an interview with The Post,
Oreskes recalled her surprise at
being bombarded with criticism
from global-warming skeptics.
“That was my first clue there was
something fishy going on.”
Among the critics was Ebell, a
man she had never heard of. She
said she was amazed when they
appeared together on a radio program. “Ebell was on the radio
telling everyone in the world that
climate change was good for us,”
she said.
By 2005, the campaign against
the adoption of global-warming
regulations was coming under
more scrutiny. Greenpeace, the
nonprofit environmental group,
assembled a massive database of
the millions of dollars in ExxonMobil contributions to nonprofit
groups opposed to climatechange policies. An article that
spring by Mother Jones reporter
Chris Mooney, now at The Post,
revealed that ExxonMobil had
cultivated an intricate web of nonprofits, news media outlets, columnists and activists who “have
sought to undermine mainstream
scientific findings on global climate change.”
The ExxonMobil Foundation,
which had given millions to Cooler Heads members, began to scale
back its donations. The foundation’s contributions to the Competitive Enterprise Institute,
which had averaged more than
$300,000 annually over the previous six years, dropped to nothing,
documents show.
Spokesman Alan Jeffers recently told The Post that company
officials felt some coalition members were making claims they
could not support.
“Some of these groups were advocating on matters of science,
not matters of policy. They weren’t
qualified to do that,” Jeffers said.
“Our position evolved as the science evolved.”
‘Not just a couple of
rogue individuals’
When Barack Obama became
president, Ebell and other globalwarming skeptics faced their biggest challenge. Addressing climate change through regulations
and international diplomacy was
one of Obama’s key issues.
But the coalition kept up its
fight — along with other nonprofits, trade groups and industry associations.
Supporters included one of the
Obama administration’s prime
targets: big coal. A 2009 IRS filing
for the Competitive Enterprise In-
“This is a
large-scale
political effort.”
Drexel University professor
Robert Brulle, whose 2013 study
documented hundreds of millions of
dollars in donations to nonprofit
“think tanks” involved in the fight
against global-warming regulations
stitute — inadvertently made public without redactions — disclosed
funding from two coal mining
companies. Ohio-based Murray
Energy donated $90,000, and
Richmond-based Massey Energy
gave $100,000.
Contributions to CEI overall
during the Obama administration
rose to $7.6 million in 2014 from
$4.1 million in 2009, tax filings
show.
In a statement to The Post, a
Murray Energy spokesman said
the company provided annual
support to CEI “in order to advance their principles of ‘limited
government, free enterprise, and
individual liberty.’ ”
“Indeed, for eight years the
Obama Administration severely
undermined these principles, in
its effort to completely destroy the
United States coal industry,” the
statement said. “The Competitive
Enterprise Institute was effective
in advocating against this destruction, and in supporting preservation of coal jobs and family
livelihoods, and low-cost, reliable
electricity for all Americans.”
Massey Energy was bought by
another coal company following
an explosion at a West Virginia
coal mine in 2010 that killed 29
miners, the worst coal mining disaster in four decades.
CEI and the Cooler Heads were
just the tip of the spear.
In 2013, Brulle completed a
study showing that between 2003
and 2010, energy companies, corporations and conservative foundations contributed hundreds of
millions to 91 nonprofit “think
tanks,” educational groups and associations involved in the fight
against global-warming regulations — more than three quarters
of them tax-exempt charities
whose donors were largely anonymous.
Brulle titled his study “Institutionalizing Delay.”
“It is not just a couple of rogue
individuals doing this,” Brulle told
the Guardian newspaper. “This is
a large-scale political effort.”
In late November 2015, tens of
thousands of negotiators, policy
wonks and climate activists descended on Paris. The vast majority were there in the hopes of an
international climate agreement
to reduce the production of greenhouse gasses.
Ebell and several coalition allies were also there, at a day-long
“counter conference” held at a
Paris hotel on Dec. 7 in opposition
to the agreement. Their arguments were familiar: Government
regulation, not global warming,
was the true threat. They claimed
scientific data supported their
cause.
Ebell joked about how some
Cooler Heads members worked to
shape public debate.
“I’d say, Heartland does the science, CFACT [the Committee for a
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activism, and unfortunately it is
left to CEI to do the politics in
Washington, D.C.,” Ebell said, according to a video of the event.
Ebell added: “Thank God for
Heartland. . .” Before he could finish, protesters in the audience
drowned him out.
“Thank God for Heartland!
Thank God for Heartland!” the
protesters yelled sarcastically.
“Thank God!”
Protesters also pasted “Wanted” posters of Ebell and at least
three other Cooler Heads activists
on city walls.
On Dec. 12, negotiators from
almost 200 countries approved
the landmark accord. The goal: to
limit the rise of global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees
above preindustrial averages.
“The world has come together
behind an agreement that will
empower us to chart a new path
for our planet: a smart and responsible path, a sustainable
path,” then-Secretary of State
John F. Kerry said.
By all appearances, the Cooler
Heads were irrelevant.
To Trump:
‘Keep your promise’
The call to Ebell from the
Trump campaign came in late August 2016. Ron Nicol, a business
consultant leading the team preparing for a possible transition,
left a voice mail saying he wanted
Ebell to consider serving as transition chief at the EPA.
Ebell told The Post he was mystified. He had never served in the
federal bureaucracy and Trump
was not his favored candidate.
“Why do you want me?” he
asked when he returned Nicol’s
call.
Ebell said the answer was direct. Trump wanted to abolish the
EPA, and so did Ebell.
Ebell’s singular focus on the
agency and global warming also
was in tight alignment with the
views of Scott Pruitt, the man who
would soon lead the EPA.
Ebell signed on in September.
His team included at least two
other Cooler Heads members,
along with at least one energy
industry ally who shared Ebell’s
views about the environment, regulation and the Paris accord.
The promotion of Ebell was
startling to some. “Myron Ebell,
the Climate Contrarian Now Plotting the EPA’s Precarious Future,”
said the headline of a Nov. 16 story
in InsideClimate News, a Pulitzer
Prize-winning nonprofit news
site.
From September to Jan. 19,
2017, Ebell worked on an “action
plan” for the president. It incorporated the promises Trump had
made during the campaign, including the rejection of the Paris
accord. Ebell also proposed gutting the agency by cutting thousands of EPA employees.
After stepping aside in January,
Ebell said he was proud of his EPA
work. But he was leaving nothing
to chance. He and his coalition
allies knew that Trump was receiving pressure from quarters inside the White House, as well as
from a host of American corporations, to remain faithful to the
Paris agreement.
When Trump delayed acting on
his promise about the accord,
Ebell went into action. In April, he
organized a briefing through one
of Trump’s legislative aides to
shore up support among White
House and Senate staffers for
backing out of the climate agreement, according to an internal
email.
The White House did not respond to requests for interviews.
In May, Ebell and others drafted a letter to Trump, reminding
him of his campaign promise, and
then rounded up coalition members and other groups to sign it.
“The undersigned organizations believe that withdrawing
completely from Paris is a key part
of your plan to protect U.S. energy
producers and manufacturers
from regulatory warfare not just
for the next four years but also for
decades to come,” said the May 8
letter, signed by Ebell, Grover
Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform and more than two dozen
others.
The next day, ExxonMobil chief
executive Darren Woods weighed
in, writing a letter directly to
Trump urging him to stand by the
accord.
“By remaining a party to the
Paris agreement, the United
States will maintain a seat at the
negotiating table to ensure a level
playing field,” the letter said.
Days later, CEI aired a TV ad in
the Washington area, urging
Trump to leave the accord:
“Mr. President, don’t listen to
the swamp. Keep your promise.”
On the morning of June 1, Ebell
got an email from the White
House. He was told that he and all
those who signed the May 8 letter
were invited to Trump’s Rose Garden announcement.
The speech took longer than
Ebell expected, but the waiting
was worth it.
“This was a very long fight,” he
said. “And we have turned the
corner.”
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In Vietnam, unsure of the risks of online speech
Political activists continue to use social media despite an apparent government crackdown and hard-to-determine rules
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V INCENT B EVINS
hanoi — The police in
communist-led Vietnam have
been cracking down especially
hard on free expression over
social media for the past few
months.
Or, at least as far as experts,
regular users and dissident
bloggers can tell, that seems to
be the case.
“Even activists in Vietnam
struggle to say how many people are actually caught and
arrested” for online activity,
said Janice Beanland, a campaigner at Amnesty International. “But one striking thing
is that Vietnamese activists
seem not to be deterred.”
Vietnam doesn’t have the
resources of its big neighbor to
the north to maintain a “great
firewall” or its own social media platforms. So Facebook and
other global social networks
are popular here. They are
filled daily with all kinds of
political speech, including
quite direct attacks on the government. Vocal users wonder
whether their output is being
watched, and rumors swirl
about shutdowns or hacking.
It’s not clear to anyone on the
Web here exactly what the rules
are, leading some to question
whether Vietnamese censorship is haphazard and counterproductive or part of a more
considered strategy to create an
efficient chilling effect.
Those who take free speech
too far risk harassment or arrest. But how far is too far?
“It’s getting more difficult for
us. Why? Some people say that
Donald Trump doesn’t care
about human rights, and so the
[Vietnamese] Communist Party feels more free. I don’t think
that is the full answer,” said
Nguyen Chi Tuyen, known as
“Anh Chi” online, one of the
country’s most prominent dissidents now that two of his
peers have been handed long
prison sentences. “They also
want to threaten a younger
group which is thinking of
following us.”
He was sitting in downtown
Hanoi, at a self-declared
“hipster” cafe decorated with
tongue-in-cheek celebrations of
the North Vietnamese communist forces that defeated the
United States 40-some years
ago. Downstairs, well-dressed
Vietnamese youth clacked away
on Apple products.
“I am safe at this cafe now,”
he said, looking around. “But I
have been arrested more times
than I can count and could go
to jail anytime.”
There are many users, nonetheless, who have not been
slowed by the uncertainty.
“I used to be a little afraid [of
getting in trouble], but not
anymore,” said Luke Nguyen, a
real estate investor, sitting in an
upscale Ho Chi Minh City cafe.
He showed a piece of sexually
explicit satire he recently posted publicly about the case of
Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former
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and for many other daily activities as well. New SIM cards in
Vietnam often come bundled
with free Facebook usage, and
many citizens use its Messenger app in lieu of text messages.
But it wasn’t always clear that
Mark Zuckerberg’s company
would play such an important
role in the world’s 14th-largest
country.
In 2013, then-Prime Minister
Nguyen Tan Dung announced
the goal of building a homegrown social network for young
Vietnamese people. But in early
2015, he acknowledged that it
would be impossible to ban
social media platforms such as
Facebook. “You here have all
joined social networks, you’ve
all got Facebook up on your
phones to read information. We
cannot ban it,” Dung told his
cabinet members. “We must
publish accurate information
online immediately.”
Instead, the government has
set up its own Facebook page,
to keep the public in the loop on
new policies or to live-stream
monthly cabinet meetings.
“The Communist Party of
Vietnam is in a bind,” said
Zachary Abuza, a professor researching Southeast Asian politics at the National War College
in Washington. “It is committed
to maintaining its monopoly of
power and, as such, feels
threatened by unfettered social
media. Yet its Internet is relatively open, and they have nothing like the Great Firewall of
China.”
Vietnam’s intermittent censorship doesn’t exist only online; it often appears that the
state acts in cyberspace the
same way it operates elsewhere.
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TOP: Nguyen Chi Tuyen, a
Vietnamese dissident
known as “Anh Chi” online,
browses the Internet at
Tu Do (Freedom) cafe in
Hanoi. “I have been arrested
more times than I can count
and could go to jail anytime,”
he said. ABOVE: A man uses
his smartphone while
waiting for a bus in Hanoi.
In Vietnam, Facebook is the
social network most often
used to express political
opinions, and for many other
daily activities as well.
Vietnamese oil executive Germany said was abducted by his
own country in Berlin. “Because I’m just a little guy, not
even an activist, just a citizen
exchanging ideas.”
This sentiment — you can
probably say what you want, as
long as you aren’t famous – can
be heard often in Vietnam. But
Beanland said that even if most
of the arrests that get attention
are of high-profile dissidents,
there may be much more going
on that does not make headlines.
“It appears that there have
been more arrests recently. But
what we hear about may just be
the tip of the iceberg,” she said.
This year so far, Nguyen
Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as
“Mother Mushroom,” and Tran
Thi Nga, often called Thuy Nga,
were given long sentences.
Mother Mushroom got 10 years,
while Thuy Nga got nine.
Facebook is the social network most often used to express political opinions here,
In the capital, it’s quite easy to
come across almost clumsy or
comical surveillance. At the
recent opening night of an art
exhibition in Hanoi, a slightly
overweight man in casual
clothes walked in. “Oh, that’s
the spy, he comes to every
opening,” said the artists to a
group of visitors. “He just eats
all our snacks and drinks all the
wine and then leaves.”
He proceeded to do exactly
that. But censorship is not
always a joke for Vietnam’s
artists, who say they can have
exhibitions shut down for reasons that are never explained to
them.
The surveillance extends to
sports, as well. The dissident
soccer team No-U FC plans the
location of its weekly games —
on Facebook — just before kickoff to avoid having cops show
up to disrupt them. The team’s
name is a rejection of the
U-shaped delineation of China’s claim in the South China
Sea. For dissidents, nationalist
opposition to Chinese aggression is their biggest issue.
“I’d like to see electoral democracy, but not everyone I
know agrees. But almost everyone I know opposes China.
China is less popular than communism,” said Pham Anh
Cuong, a member of No-U FC.
As he was talking over lunch, he
got a Facebook message and
burst out laughing. “A friend
just saw something I posted
criticizing a local official and is
asking me to take it down.”
Would he? He laughed louder. “Of course not! Why would
I?”
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manila — The Philippine president ordered police Tuesday to
let journalists join raids in his
crackdown on illegal drugs to
disprove growing allegations of
extrajudicial killings — but he
warned reporters that they could
get shot.
President Rodrigo Duterte issued the order in a news conference after a televised Senate
investigation into the allegations.
“Now, this is an order: Bring
the media and let them go first so
that they can get the story from
the beginning to the end,” Duterte said, explaining that when
journalists are called in after a
gun battle, they say, “Ah, they just
dumped the guns on the suspects.”
“If you get shot, will you still
believe that those [suspects]
have no guns? Go ahead,” the
president said, adding that journalists should take positions beside law enforcement officers
during raids on hideouts of suspected drug dealers.
Duterte’s crackdown, which
has left thousands of suspects
dead and horrified human rights
groups, came under renewed
scrutiny after police fatally shot a
17-year-old student, Kian Loyd
delos Santos, during a raid in
metropolitan Manila last month.
Police said delos Santos was a
drug dealer who fired at officers
during the raid, but his family
and witnesses testified in investigations that he was shot in a dark
alley as he pleaded for his life.
Witnesses pointed to evidence, including a security video,
which they said showed two
police officers dragging away the
teenager shortly before shots
rang out, and he was found
fatally shot in the head, holding a
pistol in his left hand although
his parents said he was righthanded. The police officers testified in the Senate that delos
Santos was not the man seen
being dragged in the video.
Complaints of murder and
torture have been filed against
three police officers and their
commander in the Aug. 16 shooting. Amid a growing outcry, Duterte has said that the officers
will end up in jail if they killed
delos Santos.
Duterte has recently been
clearer in warning officers that
they will face the law if they are
found to have carried out extrajudicial killings. Before, he
promised to defend police officers from lawsuits and grant
them a presidential pardon if
convicted of any crimes while
fighting illegal drug trafficking
Delos Santos’s death was followed by outcry over another
killing, that of Carl Angelo Arnaiz, a 19-year-old who police
said was killed in a shootout with
police after robbing a taxi driver
last month. A government forensic expert, however, said Arnaiz
apparently was handcuffed, tortured and shot five times.
DIGEST
NIGERIA
Boko Haram attacks
surge, Amnesty says
Nigeria-based Boko Haram
extremists have killed more than
380 people in the Lake Chad
region since April, a major
resurgence of attacks that has
doubled the casualties compared
with the previous five months,
Amnesty International said
Tuesday.
The spike in attacks by the
Islamist extremists is a result of
increased use of suicide bombers
in highly populated areas in
Cameroon’s Far North region and
Nigeria’s Borno and Adamawa
states, the rights group said.
Nigeria’s military has pushed
more Boko Haram fighters from
the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria to
the Mandara Mountains in
Cameroon, a possible explanation
for the increased attacks in
Cameroon, Amnesty said. Boko
Haram extremists have been
crossing into and attacking towns
in neighboring countries —
including Cameroon and Niger —
that contribute to a regional
military force trying to eliminate
the militant group.
Boko Haram has killed more
than 20,000 people in its eightyear insurgency. The violence has
displaced at least 2.3 million
people, Amnesty said, while
7 million face major food
shortages.
— Associated Press
EAST JERUSALEM
Arabs evicted from
home Jews claimed
Israeli police evicted a
Palestinian family from its home
in East Jerusalem on Tuesday to
make way for new Jewish tenants
who claimed ownership.
Municipality officials backed
by police enforced a court order
to remove the six-member
Shamasneh family from a home
claimed by heirs of a Jewish family
forced to abandon it in 1948, when
it came under Jordanian control
after an Arab-Israeli war.
Israel took control of the area
after the 1967 war and continued
existing rental arrangements with
Arab tenants. But a law allowing
Jews to reclaim former homes or
repurchase them has set up such
conflicts.
Palestinians claim the evictions
aim to increase East Jerusalem’s
Jewish population and change the
DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Roman Catholic nuns of the Missionaries of Charity order pray at
the tomb of Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India, during a service to
commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. Last September,
Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa a saint, hailing her work with
the destitute of Kolkata as a beacon for mankind.
area’s demography, making it
harder to divide the city in any
eventual peace deal.
Israel captured East Jerusalem,
along with the Gaza Strip and the
West Bank, in the 1967 Middle
East war. The Palestinians claim
those territories for a future state.
— Associated Press
DENMARK
Detention extended
in sub inventor’s case
A Danish judge has extended
the detention of Peter Madsen, the
suspect in the death of a Swedish
woman aboard his homemade
submarine. In the first public
hearing since Madsen was
arrested Aug. 11, the 46-year-old
claimed that freelance journalist
Kim Wall died after she was
accidentally hit by a hatch in the
submarine’s tower, and he denied
all accusations of sexual assault.
Madsen is being held on
preliminary charges of
manslaughter and indecent
handling of a corpse.
He told the court that he
slipped when in the tower and
tried to hold the hatch but that it
fell down. The journalist, on her
way up the tower, was hit in the
head by the 155-pound hatch and
bled from an open skull fracture,
he said.
He said that the accident
horrified him and that he hauled
her up using a rope, which
resulted in her clothes being
pulled off. He then dropped her
body into the sea and intended to
commit suicide.
Wall, 30, disappeared during an
outing on Madsen’s submarine on
Aug. 10. Her naked torso was
found off the Danish shore more
than 10 days later. Police say her
head, arms and legs had been
deliberately cut off and have not
been found.
Turkey to provide aid to Burma’s
Rohingya: Turkey said Burma
— Associated Press
— From news services
will allow Turkish officials to
provide a ton of food and goods to
minority Rohingya Muslims in
Rakhine state. Violence between
Burmese security forces and the
Rohingya has killed hundreds
and driven more than 100,000
Rohingya to flee to neighboring
Bangladesh. Turkey’s state-run
news agency quoted a
presidential spokesman as saying
that the decision to allow in aid
officials came after a phone call
between Turkish President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan and Burmese
leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Egypt blocks website of leading
rights group: A leading Egyptian
rights group, the Egyptian
Commission for Rights and
Freedoms, said authorities have
blocked its website. The
government in May began
blocking hundreds of websites as
part of a crackdown on dissent. It
has also shut down the sites of
VPN blockers, which allowed
users to circumvent such
measures. The group said it will
continue publishing its reports on
other platforms, including its
Facebook page.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
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For N. Korea, nuclear weapons are a key security blanket
BY
A NNA F IFIELD
seoul — North Korea has taken
to the streets and to the propaganda sheets this week to celebrate its latest nuclear test, the
huge explosion of what it says was
a hydrogen bomb that can be
attached to a missile.
With that test, and the recent
demonstrations of great leaps in
its missile technology, North Korea either now has a deliverable
nuclear arsenal or is on the brink
of having one. It is no longer a
matter of if.
The few lingering questions
about the country’s capability
may be answered as soon as this
weekend. South Korea’s intelligence service reported Tuesday
that it had seen signs of preparations to launch another intercontinental ballistic missile that can
theoretically reach well into the
continental United States.
If history is anything to go by,
the timing seems right. North
Korea likes to stage provocations
on significant dates, and on Saturday the regime celebrates its
foundation as a state. On Sept. 9
last year, it marked the occasion
with a nuclear test.
But amid the many questions
about North Korea’s nuclear program, one is often overlooked:
Why? Why is Kim Jong Un so
hellbent on joining the nuclear
club?
The regime answered that
question in its own way Tuesday
when its state media reported
how regular people and mid-level
bureaucrats felt about the nuclear
test.
“It is the best way to respond
with powerful nuclear deterrent
to the U.S. imperialists who are
violent toward the weak and subservient to the strong,” Kim
Chang Sok, a department director
of the Ministry of Coal Industry,
was quoted as saying, in words
that sounded suspiciously like
they came straight from the
propaganda machine.
North Korea as a state was
formed at the end of World War II,
when the Soviet Union and the
United States drew a line across
the peninsula as a “temporary
measure.”
But it was solidified during the
Korean War, a brutal conflict in
which the U.S. Air Force leveled
the North, to the extent that
American generals complained
there was nothing left to bomb.
Ever since, North Korea has
existed in a state of insecurity,
with the totalitarian regime telling the population that the United States is out to destroy them —
again.
It is in this context that, following the collapse of its nucleararmed benefactor, the Soviet
Union, the Kim regime has sought
weapons of its own.
“If you were the head of a small,
isolated, poor country surrounded by potentially hostile military
powers, you’d be looking for some
way to ensure your own destiny,
too,” said Jon Wolfsthal, a nuclear
nonproliferation expert who
served on President Barack
Obama’s National Security Council.
North Korea has used its
emerging weapons capability as a
deterrent, betting that if it can
threaten nuclear retaliation or
even a conventional attack on
South Korea, the United States
will not take the risk of striking.
Contrary to an assertion by the
U.S. ambassador to the United
Nations, Nikki Haley, that North
Korea is “begging for war,” all of
the regime’s recent belligerence
about destroying the United
States has been couched as retaliation for an American preemptive
strike, not as North Korea making
the first move. That, Kim knows,
would be suicidal.
But he looks at what happened
to Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi
leader who didn’t manage to develop nuclear weapons, and
Moammar Gaddafi, the Libyan
who gave up his nuclear program,
and sees that he needs them to
keep the United States at bay,
analysts say.
“North Korea sees that in the 70
years that nuclear weapons have
been in existence, no nuclear state
has ever been invaded,” said Koh
Yu-hwan, a professor of North
Korean studies at Dongguk University in the South.
Now having the ability, or almost having the ability, to send a
nuclear weapon to the United
States makes those hyperbolic
threats of devastating retaliation
all the more credible.
“They know that they don’t
have to destroy every American
city to deter us,” Wolfsthal said.
“They just have to make us think
three times before attacking
them.”
Haley makes case for a
step back from Iran deal
BY
A NNE G EARAN
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
made a case Tuesday for how the
United States could back away
from the landmark 2015 nuclear
deal with Iran and suggested that
President Trump may toss the
issue to Congress.
Haley did not directly champion a U.S. withdrawal, but she
asserted that the nuclear restriction deal is a threat to U.S. national security because its structure
leaves loopholes and discourages
tough enforcement.
“You can’t put lipstick on a pig,”
Haley said. “We have to look at the
reality that this deal is flawed.”
That appears to put her at odds
with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has argued that despite
imperfections, the deal offers
benefits including a reprieve from
the imminent threat of an Iranian
bomb and solidarity with European and Asian allies.
In an address to the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Haley left little doubt that
she would support a presidential
finding next month that Iran is
not complying with the deal. That
would be a first step toward a U.S.
withdrawal and would trigger a
60-day congressional review that
Haley said would be beneficial.
“Congress could debate whether the nuclear deal is in fact too
big to fail,” Haley said.
“We should welcome a debate
over whether the JCPOA is in U.S.
national security interests,” she
said, using the abbreviation for
the deal’s formal title, the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Haley criticized specifics of the
deal and said Iran is trying to
duck scrutiny by insisting that the
U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency,
cannot inspect military sites at
will. She met with the agency’s
director and got a technical briefing about Iranian inspections last
month that critics said was aimed
at finding a peg for U.S. claims
that Iran is cheating.
“#IAEA verification of Iran
compliance with JCPOA is based
on terms of agreement; not the
ulterior motives of US officials,
nor of lobbyists,” Iranian Foreign
Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
wrote Saturday on Twitter.
Haley’s larger critique echoed
Trump’s “America first” rationale
toward foreign policy.
“If the president finds that he
cannot in good faith certify Iranian compliance, he would initiate a
process whereby we move beyond
narrow technicalities and look at
the big picture,” she said. “At issue
is our national security. It’s past
time we had an Iran nuclear policy that acknowledged that.”
Congress mandated a quarterly
presidential certification that
Iran is meeting its requirements,
which Trump has twice signed off
on with reluctance. After the last
such certification, in July, Trump
strongly suggested that he would
say no at the next opportunity, in
October.
If Trump did trigger a congressional review this fall, it would
come on top of a long list of
must-do legislation.
The congressional requirement was a compromise that
President Barack Obama accepted to win legislative backing for
the deal, which he chose not to
submit to the Senate for ratification as a treaty.
Upon a finding that Iran is not
complying, Congress would consider whether to reimpose U.S.
sanctions lifted as part of the
agreement, and U.S. participation
in the international agreement
would be in limbo.
Other parties to the agreement
have said they would not walk
away simply because Trump finds
Iran out of compliance. But an
understanding between the United States and Iran after more than
three decades of enmity was the
cornerstone of the agreement,
and it is not clear how important
or effective the deal would be
without Washington’s participation.
The deal is backed by the United Nations and includes the five
major nuclear powers that are
permanent members of the U.N.
Security Council.
“Our allies very much know
that we should be concerned”
about Iran’s compliance, Haley
said. “No, they don’t want us to get
out of the deal. But this is the
thing: Are we going to take care of
our allies and making sure they’re
comfortable? Or are we going to
look out for our U.S. security interests?”
anne.gearan@washpost.com
KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY/KOREA NEWS SERVICE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kim Jong Un holds a meeting Sunday. “It’s a personal triumph for
him,” an expert said of the North Korean leader’s nuclear program.
This helps explain why North
Korea has been so much more
bellicose than, for instance, Pakistan was when it was developing
its nuclear arsenal: The United
States is the intended audience
and potential target.
But having a credible nuclear
arsenal is not just about deterring
the United States.
“The weapons are not the end.
They are just the beginning,” said
Daniel A. Pinkston, a Korea specialist who teaches at Troy University in Seoul.
While deterring the United
States, North Korea will probably
try to achieve its other objectives.
Its stated goals include expelling
the United States from the region,
being recognized as a nuclear
state and enjoying all the benefits
and prestige that comes with that,
and unifying the two Koreas on its
terms.
This may sound like fantasy,
but the North Korean regime believes it, Pinkston said.
“The Padres go to spring training every year thinking that they
are going to win the World Series,”
he said. “It’s the same with North
Korea.”
There are also compelling domestic reasons that Kim would
want nuclear weapons.
“This is a personal triumph for
Kim Jong Un,” said Peter Ward, a
researcher affiliated with the
Asan Institute for Policy Studies
in Seoul.
Not only has Kim’s regime
made quantum leaps at an astonishingly fast pace, but it has done
it amid sanctions that were supposed to stop it from getting the
parts or the money it needed.
Now North Korea can say it is
not reliant on anyone for its security and can credibly threaten to
retaliate if it comes under attack
— unlike Japan and South Korea,
which depend on the United
States for their defense.
“It’s a personal triumph for him
with the North Korean elite, with
the North Korean people. And
there will be a lot of world leaders
who will be very impressed,” Ward
said. “Having a working nuclear
deterrent turns the leadership
from looking like a bunch of incompetent economic managers to
being some of the most successful
leaders on the continent.”
But some analysts wonder
whether Kim’s urgency to become
a fully fledged nuclear state belies
some uncertainty about the 33year-old’s position at the head of
the regime.
“The fast pace of the nuclear
and missile development may
suggest that Kim Jong Un is confident, but it could also signal that
he’s worried about the future,”
said Kim Dong-yub, assistant pro-
fessor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies and a former South
Korean navy commander who
participated in military talks with
North Korea.
“North Korea might think
there is a low chance of an American attack for now, but there is no
guarantee for the future,” Kim
said.
So the question is no longer
how to stop North Korea from
getting nuclear weapons and the
means to deliver them. It is how to
persuade it to give up something
it has spent so much time and
money obtaining.
“There are three ways to resolve the North Korean problem,”
said Lee Soo-hyuk, a former denuclearization negotiator who is
now a South Korean lawmaker.
“North Korea giving up their
nuclear weapons voluntarily, resolving through quid pro quo negotiations, and taking military
action,” he said. “We all know the
first and the last are not realistic
options, so negotiation is the only
way. We must not forget that.”
Can North Korea be persuaded
to give up its nuclear weapons?
Not absent revolutionary
change, Troy University’s Pinkston said. “It’s more likely that the
pope is going to abandon Jesus
Christ.”
anna.fifield@washpost.com
Yoonjung Seo contributed to this
report.
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consolidate foreign aid
BY
K AREN D E Y OUNG
The latest in a series of highlevel reports and recommendations for revamping the State Department proposes expanding the
size and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development
to encompass all U.S. assistance
now spread across dozens of diplomatic, civilian and military
agencies.
The report, by 10 former senior
officials in both Republican and
Democratic administrations, was
requested last year by Congress
and compiled under the auspices
of the Atlantic Council. It is to be
formally released Wednesday.
Drawing a sharp distinction between the policy and diplomatic
functions of the State Department
and the operational tasks of
USAID, the report calls for maintaining the aid agency as an independent body that will integrate
and coordinate all foreign assistance, including that increasingly
undertaken by the military outside of direct combat operations.
“Every presidential administration since the 1970s has attempted
to reorganize the U.S. government’s foreign assistance capabilities,” but the result has been diffused responsibility for aid, the
report says. “The result is more
than 25 federal agencies engaged
in foreign assistance with no single point of integration, no mechanism to hold them accountable,
and no evidence of improved performance.”
Among proposals currently under consideration by Secretary of
State Rex Tillerson are some calling for fully integrating USAID
within the State Department.
Others include transferring some
of State’s functions to other departments, such as moving State’s
Bureau of Population, Refugees
and Migration to the Department
of Homeland Security.
The Atlantic Council report
suggests it and other functions
across the government be placed
within an expanded USAID,
which would remain an independent entity under State’s authority.
Tillerson has been sharply criticized by some lawmakers and others in the foreign policy community for his acceptance of Trump’s
proposal to cut State’s overall
budget by one-third at a time of
increased global peril, and for the
slow pace of the reforms he promised when he took over the department in January.
Many senior jobs remain unfilled, including all but two of the
department’s 24 regional and issues bureaus that are still headed
by acting assistant secretaries. An
initial administration hiring
freeze, lifted by Trump in April,
remains in place at State, and
most internal promotions and
transfers have been frozen. Tillerson has told Congress he does not
expect to begin implementing a
reorganization until next year.
In addition to maintaining
USAID’s position as an independent agency and establishing a separate new agency for public diplomacy, the Atlantic Council report
proposes ways to reorganize
State’s structure to make it more
efficient and transparent. The report calls for paring down the
number of bureaus, without eliminating functions, by combining
those with similar or complementary mandates.
It outlines a more efficient
budgetary process and the elimination of a number of “special”
envoy and representative offices
established over the years to deal
with specific issues, many of them
overlapping existing offices.
The report also recommends
increased training and educational programs for both the foreign
and civil service, and encourages
temporary assignments in other
agencies and departments.
“None of State’s personnel systems encourage service outside
the department,” it notes. “None
encourage much training. . . .
None have, until recently, expended much effort on teaching leadership or management.”
While the report takes no position on specific budget cuts, it
calls for “a balance . . . that enables
the department to meet its lead
mission responsibilities of diplomacy and development.” It notes
that operating budget increases
since 2001 have come overwhelmingly from diplomatic security requirements and embassy security
upgrades and suggests that “it is
time to acknowledge that security
can no longer be all-consuming.”
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. WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
World Cup chance lifts hopes in Syria
But critics accuse Assad of using sports — especially soccer — to boost his government’s legitimacy
BY L OUISA L OVELUCK
AND Z AKARIA Z AKARIA
beirut — As Syria’s soccer team
stepped onto an Iranian pitch
late Tuesday for an unprecedented shot at its first World Cup
entry, the fans who packed cafes
across the region could have
been forgiven for keeping their
hopes in check.
Against significant odds, the
team moved up to third place in
its qualifying group last week
after easing past the betterresourced Qatar. An unlikely victory against favored Iran would
guarantee entry to soccer’s greatest tournament.
Then Syria scored the first
goal.
With his eyes fixed on the
television screen in his cellphone
shop, Hassan Saleh was apologetic. “Sorry, it looks like you’re
my last customer. I need to watch
this,” he said.
Syria’s six-year war has pitted
a soccer-mad nation against itself.
The national team has been
hobbled by defections, and international sanctions against the
government of President Bashar
al-Assad have caused funds to
dry up.
Bound by FIFA security restrictions, the team has also lost
the advantage of home turf,
bouncing instead between third
countries that agree to host
matches.
Some Syrians viewed Tuesday’s match in Tehran as a rare
chance to put war to one side and
just enjoy a good game. For
others, those tensions were inescapable, prompting one Istanbul
cafe to advertise its screening as
a politics-free zone.
According to Anas Ammo, a
Syrian sportswriter, at least 13
league soccer players are missing
or in government detention. Almost 50 have been killed by
government forces.
The game also featured unusual geopolitical undertones, with
Syria facing a team backed by an
Iranian state that has bankrolled
and militarily supported Assad’s
brutal conflict against opposition forces. This prize was a spot
in the 2018 World Cup tournament held in Russia, Assad’s
VAHID SALEMI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Syrian soccer fans hold a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad before their country’s match against
Iran in an Asia Group A World Cup qualifier at Azadi Stadium in Tehran. The match ended in a draw.
other main backer.
“For me, it’s like seeing Iran’s A
team against its B team,” said Ali
Haddad, a civil engineer who
built major soccer stadiums back
in Syria before fleeing the war
and taking up residence in
southern Turkey.
As Tuesday’s match wore on
and the slicker Iranian team
pulled ahead with two goals, fans
in the Beirut neighborhood of
Hamra veered between hope and
resignation.
“No one expected us to achieve
like this. Not even me, but here
we are, just a match away from
the big one,” said Ahmed Mohamed, an English-language student in Beirut who counts himself as the team’s “most optimistic fan.”
Not everyone saw the fairy
tale. Critics accused Assad of
using sports — especially soccer
— to boost the government’s
legitimacy as his armed forces
remain locked in one of the
century’s most devastating wars.
Almost 6 million refugees have
poured out of Syria since 2011.
Monitoring groups say government forces are responsible for
the overwhelming majority of
the conflict’s dead — almost half
a million.
“My heart still loves Syria and
will always want the team to
do well. Then my head tells me
what this regime has done to
its people, and I realize the
game is just another step toward
Assad turning a page on the
destruction of his country,” said
Haddad.
Dejection also set in among
supporters as Tuesday’s match
crossed into stoppage time with
Iran ahead 2-1. Syrian state
television showed hordes of supporters sitting glumly by a
statue of Assad’s late father and
longtime president, Hafez alAssad. In Beirut, men and
women slumped with heads in
hands.
And then came Syria’s equalizer, sending the crowds into paroxysms of delight and disbelief.
The scorer was 28-year-old Omar
Somah, a striker who only recently returned to the team after
four years in exile. In Tehran’s
Azadi Stadium, cameras caught a
member of the Syrian team’s
coaching staff sliding down on
his knees and screaming joyfully
with tears in his eyes.
A draw in a parallel match
between Uzbekistan and South
Korea had guaranteed Syria a
place in the playoff rounds and
another shot at World Cup qualification.
In Beirut, Majd Sarsar, a student from Damascus, described
the final whistle as a moment of
unity for a nation sorely lacking
in hope.
“This wasn’t about politics for
me. It was just about sport. But
tonight, I feel together with my
countrymen. I do. And we needed that.”
louisa.loveluck@washpost.com
zakaria.zakaria@washpost.com
Zakaria reported from Istanbul.
Heba Habib in Stockholm and Liz Sly
in Beirut contributed to this report.
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complicates
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ment on the Islamic Statecontrolled areas of eastern Syria.
It bolsters the argument by Assad
that his forces, and not the
U.S.-backed fighters farther north,
should take responsibility for liberating the remaining areas of Syria controlled by the Islamic State,
also known as ISIS and Daesh.
“This is a strategic turning
point in the war on terror,” said the
statement, which was read by a
general live on Syrian state television. “It shows the world that the
Syrian Arab Army and its allies are
capable of destroying the last of
the strongholds of Daesh and ending all conspiracies to divide the
country.”
The push by Assad’s forces to
relieve Deir al-Zour, in an offensive that began this year, was
spurred in part by Syrian concerns
about statements from the Trump
administration that the U.S. military would soon turn its attention
to areas of Deir al-Zour province,
analysts say. U.S. officials have
said that after securing the city of
Raqqa — in the province of Raqqa
— where an offensive by
U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab
forces is entering its fourth
month, they will prepare forces to
advance south into Deir al-Zour, in
part to prevent further expansion
by the Iranian-backed militias
fighting alongside the Syrian
army in the strategically vital area
adjoining Iraq.
The biggest question now is
where Syrian government forces
will head next, and whether they
plan to press on into the rest of the
city of Deir al-Zour or turn their
attention farther east and south,
to the other parts of the province
for which the United States is preparing forces.
They are most likely to choose
to preempt any further U.S.backed advances by continuing to
head east toward the Iraqi border,
and to focus on securing main
roads in and out of the country to
assert Syria’s sovereignty over its
borders, said Kamal Alam, an analyst with the London-based Royal
United Services Institute.
“This is a very significant victory,” he said. “It’s the heart of east-
GEORGE OURFALIAN/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Syrian pro-government forces gather Monday in Bir Qabaqib,
about 25 miles west of Deir al-Zour, in their push toward the city.
ern Syria, the key crossroads to
Iraq, and it really helps the confidence of the country.”
The army was aided in the fight,
as in most of its previous battles,
by Iranian-backed militias, as well
as by Russian advisers and Russian airstrikes. On Tuesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said that
one of its warships in the eastern
Mediterranean had fired cruise
missiles into the area in support of
the Syrian army.
“It is doubtful that regime forces alone could have accomplished
this feat,” said Tobias Schneider, a
London-based analyst who focuses on Syria.
The battle nonetheless showcased the recent improvements in
the capabilities of the army, which
had been worn down by defeats
and defections earlier in the war
and had to be rescued by a Russian
military intervention in 2015.
Whereas Iranian assistance to
Assad has focused on building up
militias drawn mostly from Iraq,
Russia has focused its efforts on
rebuilding the army, Alam said.
“The goal of the Russians was to
bring the army back to prewar
capacity, and prewar numbers,” he
said. “Every month, its capability
has been improving, and as they
freed up territory, they freed up
more people to fight.”
The victory added to a string of
military and political successes in
recent months for Assad, who is
seeking to consolidate his hold in
Damascus after defeats inflicted
on the rebels elsewhere in the
country laid to rest any hopes they
had of ousting him from power.
The relative success of a Russian cease-fire initiative creating
de-escalation zones around rebelcontrolled areas has also helped
free up government forces to focus
on the Islamic State-held areas in
the country’s east.
In recent weeks, loyalist forces
have made brisk progress through
Islamic State lines across the nearempty desert terrain stretching
east from the central city of Palmyra toward Deir al-Zour.
The Brigade 137 base and its
surrounding neighborhoods had
been under siege since Islamic
State fighters overran the city in
2014 and were sustained only by
deliveries of food flown to the
adjoining airport.
As the advancing forces drove
through the vast base, a few dozen
of the liberated soldiers ran
through the desert and embraced
them to cries of “God is great” and
“God, Syria, Bashar,” according to
a live broadcast by state television.
When the relieving Syrian
troops reached the adjoining
neighborhoods, they were greeted
by wildly cheering crowds waving
Syrian flags and photographs of
Assad. “Our blood, our souls, we
sacrifice ourselves for you, Assad,”
the crowds chanted.
Deir al-Zour is a majority-Sunni
city, and the areas that were freed
Tuesday have remained loyal to
Assad throughout the six-year
war, a reminder that by no means
all of the country’s Sunnis have
supported a rebellion largely comprising the Sunni majority.
The army’s success there will
also give a boost to the Syrian
government’s intensive efforts in
recent months to recruit the support of tribes in the area, reinforcing its bid to wrest back the remainder of the province, Schneider said.
liz.sly@washpost.com
Heba Habib in Stockholm contributed
to this report.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
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BY
A NDREW R OTH
moscow — In biting remarks,
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Russia’s diplomatic
row with the United States on
Tuesday, saying Moscow could
further cut U.S. diplomatic staffing in Russia and calling U.S.
searches of a Russian consulate
and other diplomatic properties
“boorish.”
“It is hard to conduct a dialogue with people who confuse
Austria with Australia, but there
is nothing we can do about this. It
seems to be the level of political
culture in a certain part of the
U.S. establishment,” Putin said in
his first public statements on the
diplomatic dispute that has been
deepening since Washington announced the closure of Russia’s
consulate in San Francisco, as
well as diplomatic properties
housing trade missions in New
York and Washington.
The comments came during a
news conference at an economic
summit in the Chinese city of
Xiamen. Putin repeated boilerplate language about how he and
President Trump each defended
their national interests, but he
laced his remarks with bitter
jokes.
Putin swatted away a question
about whether he was “disappointed” with Trump, calling it
“naive.”
Trump “is not my bride. I am
not his bride, nor his groom. We
are running our governments,”
Putin told a reporter at the economic summit, which hosted
leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Trump spoke glowingly of Putin while on the campaign trail
and said he would usher in a
period of detente between the
MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Trump “is not my bride,”
Russian President Vladimir
Putin told reporters Tuesday.
two countries. That has largely
been derailed by allegations
about Russia’s meddling in the
2016 presidential election.
The United States said the
closures of Russian diplomatic
properties would achieve “parity” in the countries’ respective
diplomatic missions, a word borrowed from the Russian side,
which cut the U.S. diplomatic
mission by 755 employees this
summer.
Yet the series of tit-for-tat expulsions and punishments seems
unlikely to end there, and Russia
says it is weighing options. In his
remarks, Putin said he had ordered the Russian Foreign Ministry to file a lawsuit in U.S. courts
over the seizure of the Russian
properties in the United States.
“Strictly speaking, the full parity does not mean 455 U.S. diplomats stationed in Moscow but
minus 155 more,” Putin said. “So,
we reserve the right to make a
decision regarding this number
of U.S. diplomats in Moscow. We
will not be doing it so far.”
Putin also blasted calls for
Russia to join sanctions against
North Korea shortly after the
United States slapped Russia it-
self with broad financial sanctions.
Without directly naming the
United States, he said that putting pressure on North Korea
would be pointless. North Korea
would “eat grass but will not stop
this program unless it feels safe,”
he said.
“The escalation of military
hysteria will not do any good. It
may lead to a planetary catastrophe and a colossal casualty rate.
There is no other way to resolve
the North Korean nuclear problem but peacefully and diplomatically,” Putin said. North Korea on
Sunday tested what it called a
hydrogen bomb that the country’s leaders say can be mounted
on a missile capable of reaching
the United States.
Trump has previously said that
“all options are on the table”
concerning
U.S.
retaliation
should North Korea target the
United States or any of its overseas territories, including Guam.
In New York, U.N. Secretary
General António Guterres on
Tuesday urged the members of
the U.N. Security Council and the
five countries that have negotiated with North Korea in the past —
including Russia and the United
States — to come together with a
united strategy to get Pyongyang
to negotiate the denuclearization
of the Korean Peninsula.
“The solution must be political,” Guterres said. “The potential
consequences of military action
are too horrific.”
He condemned Pyongyang for
defying the international community and recklessly risking the
lives of its citizens.
andrew.roth@washpost.com
Carol Morello contributed to this
report from Washington.
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Kenyan opposition rejects new poll
BY
R AEL O MBUOR
nairobi — Kenyan opposition
politician Raila Odinga vowed
Tuesday that he would not participate in a new presidential election scheduled for next month
without “legal and constitutional
guarantees” against alleged electoral fraud.
Odinga, who has disputed the
results of Kenya’s Aug. 8 presidential election, spoke a day after
the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) set Oct. 17 as the new
date for polls. Kenya’s Supreme
Court decided Friday to annul the
election results, saying that major “irregularities and illegalities” marred the balloting. The
court ordered the commission to
hold a new election within 60
days.
According to official returns
issued by the electoral commission last month, President Uhuru
Kenyatta easily won reelection,
receiving 54 percent of the vote to
Odinga’s 45 percent.
Addressing journalists in Nairobi, Odinga said Tuesday that he
was not consulted on matters
regarding the fresh polls.
“The electoral commission did
not see fit to consult the stakeholders before they announced
the date of elections,” he said. He
added that the commission reneged on a pledge to hold consultations with the opposition and
ruling parties “so that we could
agree not only on the date of
election but how the elections are
going to be conducted.”
Odinga charged that Kenyatta’s ruling Jubilee Party “decided
on the date and not the electoral
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President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses supporters near Nairobi. Last
week, Kenya’s high court nullified Kenyatta’s August election win.
commission, which puts to question the independence of the
electoral commission.”
He said that a French firm,
Safran Identity and Security,
which won a contract to supply
election equipment, should be
investigated and “should give a
full account” of what happened.
Odinga also demanded the
sacking of several electoral commission officials.
“Some of them should be investigated and prosecuted for the
kind of heinous crimes that they
committed in this last election,”
Odinga said. “These officials
should not conduct elections,
and therefore we are saying that
we are not ready to participate in
the elections on the 17th of October without legal and constitutional guarantees, because we
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On Friday, Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga declared Kenyatta’s victory “invalid, null and
void,” citing various irregularities.
Kenyatta responded in a nationally televised address that he
did not agree with the judgment
but would respect it.
Shortly afterward, however, he
angrily attacked the decision,
saying the Supreme Court judges
“have been paid by white people
and other trash.”
Kenyatta’s comments caused
an uproar, spurring protests in
Kisii, the home region of the chief
justice.
The Aug. 8 election was considered the last shot at the presidency for Odinga, 72, who had
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Trump’s DACA plan may
backfire with businesses
President Trump’s
protectionist
streak is back in
HEATHER
full force, and it
LONG
threatens to derail
the U.S. economy,
one of the few bright spots for the
Trump administration so far.
The business community is
railing against Trump’s move to
potentially deport nearly 800,000
young, undocumented immigrants
by ending the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
program. Over the weekend, he
also threatened to pull back on
trade with South Korea and even
China. Many chief executives and
Wall Street investors view these
moves as anti-business and
another example of Trump being
unable to focus on what needs to
get done to lift economic growth
and wages.
“With approximately 700,000
DACA recipients working for all
sorts of businesses across the
country, terminating their
employment eligibility runs
contrary to the president’s goal of
growing the U.S. economy,” said
Neil Bradley, senior vice president
of the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce, the United States’
largest business lobby.
The concern is that Trump’s
latest actions could cause CEOs
and Wall Street to hit the “pause”
button on new spending and
investment because they see too
much chaos and uncertainty in
Washington. That would slow the
economy at a moment when the
United States is dealing with a
major economic hit from
Hurricane Harvey. The storm’s
bite is expected to be short-lived
as long as Congress and the White
House get more financial aid to
Texas soon. But that is not a given
with all that Congress has to do
this month and the White House
shoving more issues like DACA
toward Capitol Hill.
“This environment under
Trump is more uncertain than
what the Obama administration
created because the president
and his own party aren’t even on
the same page,” said Mark
Hamrick, senior economic
analyst at Bankrate.com.
Trump kicked off September by
threatening a trade war with
China and South Korea and
pushing to deport young people
as businesses are struggling to
find enough workers to fill the
available jobs.
It puts him at odds with the
business community and
Republicans in Congress.
“The United States is
considering, in addition to other
options, stopping all trade with
any country doing business with
North Korea,” Trump tweeted
Sunday, aiming his comment at
China, a country that accounts for
almost $650 billion in U.S. trade a
year. Although Trump often
points out that the United States
buys more from China than it
sells to China, curbing trade with
China would have consequences.
It would probably trigger a global
trade war, and it would mean the
loss of up to $185 billion in
American exports to the world’s
second-largest economy.
So far in his presidency, Trump
has rarely followed through on his
trade threats. The China rhetoric
may turn out to be more of the
same, but businesses are on edge
amid news this weekend that
Trump had instructed his senior
staff to draft the documents that
would end the U.S.-South Korean
free-trade deal.
Republicans in Congress,
including Rep. Kevin Brady
(Tex.), a key Trump ally on tax
revision, reiterated their support
for the South Korea free-trade
deal on Tuesday. The House Ways
and Means Committee, which
Brady chairs, issued a statement
saying, “We must not withdraw
from the agreement.”
The U.S.-Korea trade deal was
negotiated under Presidents
George W. Bush and Barack
Obama. It has bipartisan support
because it’s not just about
economics, it’s about containing
North Korea and China’s
influence in Asia. If Trump
cancels the deal now, it sends a
message to South Korea to
deepen its relationship with
China. It also plays into North
Korea’s hands by causing a rift
between South Korea and the
United States.
Some U.S. industries have also
come to rely on easy trade with
South Korea. U.S. beef exports to
South Korea exceeded $1 billion
for the first time in 2016, making
it the second-largest destination
for American beef after Japan,
according to the U.S. Meat Export
Federation. Cattle ranchers, most
of whom are located in states that
went for Trump, would feel an
immediate impact if Trump
cancels the deal.
On Tuesday, the Trump
administration announced that it
would end DACA in six months,
although it left the door open for
Congress to take action to prevent
the deportation of these young
people. The White House says
that they are in the country
illegally and that they take jobs
away from native-born
Americans. But that argument
doesn’t hold up economically. The
United States has 6.2 million job
openings, a record level. Plenty of
companies are hiring, and
unemployment is at its lowest
level since 2001.
To qualify for DACA, an
undocumented immigrant must
have completed high school or be
actively working toward a degree.
Many “dreamers” go on to college.
Five percent of dreamers have
bachelor’s degrees, according to
the Migration Policy Institute,
and an additional 30 percent are
enrolled in higher education or
have completed some college.
Trump has been touting how
well the economy has been doing
lately. Unemployment is at a
16-year low, the stock market is
soaring, and growth hit 3 percent
between April and June. In a very
encouraging sign, even business
investment was finally picking up
a bit. But Trump is putting that
momentum in jeopardy by
angering business leaders again.
Tyson said in August that it was
finding it difficult to meet the
increased U.S. demand for fully
cooked chicken and raw meat.
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A man looks out at the port of Incheon, South Korea. Under the trade agreement, beef producers’ annual sales to South Korea have risen
82 percent, from $582 million in 2012 to $1.06 billion last year. The nation is also the fourth-largest market for U.S. dairy exports.
Lawmakers defend Korea trade
Dairy, beef farmers decry possible move by Trump to kill the 5-year-old deal that has bolstered exports
BY
D ANIELLE P AQUETTE
Republican and Democratic
lawmakers urged President
Trump on Tuesday not to break a
trade deal with South Korea, saying the agreement was vital to key
industries in America’s heartland.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), Rep.
Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), Sen.
Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen.
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a
joint statement Tuesday defending the five-year-old U.S.-Korea
Free Trade Agreement, which
business leaders say has boosted
the very workers who voted
Trump into the White House.
“South Korea is a significant
economic partner, our seventh
largest export market, and a vital
customer for U.S. manufacturers,
services providers, farmers, and
ranchers,” the lawmakers wrote.
Doubts about the future of the
deal first surfaced Saturday after
The Washington Post reported
that Trump officials were considering a withdrawal. A day later,
North Korea announced it had
tested a hydrogen bomb that
could be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The lawmakers’ statement
echoed an argument from Sen.
Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who also challenged Trump this weekend.
“His Administration holds
18th-century views of trade as a
zero-sum game,” Sasse said in a
tweeted statement. “I side with
our farmers and ranchers who are
feeding the world now.”
As of Tuesday, Trump had yet to
reach a decision on what to do
about the trade agreement with
South Korea, a senior White
House official said.
Negotiations for the free-trade
deal began under President
George W. Bush, and Congress
approved the agreement in 2012.
KORUS has since produced mixed
results: The U.S. trade deficit with
South Korea has more than doubled since the deal took effect, but
certain industries have flourished.
Major industries that would
feel an immediate sting if Trump
chose to back out of the deal
include beef and dairy producers,
two of the Midwest’s largest employers, which have seen exports
surge to South Korea since
KORUS knocked down trade barriers. There are roughly 913,000
cattle operations in the United
States. The dairy business employs about 977,000 workers.
U.S. beef has particularly benefited from business with Koreans
over the last five years. Under
KORUS, which lowered tariffs on
U.S. meat, beef producers have
recorded an 82 percent increase
in annual sales to South Korea,
jumping to $1.06 billion last year
from $582 million in 2012.
South Korea is the second-largest export market for U.S. beef,
behind Japan, according to the
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. (It’s also in the throes of
what the U.S. Meat Export Federation calls “a craft burger craze.”)
Cutting off access to Korean
buyers would lower demand for
beef and zap profits across the
industry, said Kent Bacus, director of international trade and
market access at the NCBA.
“The last five years, we have
been reaping the benefits,” Bacus
said. “For the president to threaten to walk away from this — it’s
very dangerous for our business.
It’s dangerous for farmers and
ranchers who rely on the value
they get through exports to be
able to pay their bills.”
One such rancher is Dawn
Caldwell, co-owner of Caldwell
Cattle in Edgar, Nebraska. She
and her husband, Matt, tend to
about 150 cows on roughly
900 acres of land — a small operation by beef industry standards.
She fears that a withdrawal
from KORUS could put her out of
business.
“We’d be less able to absorb the
impact,” she said. “And it could get
to the point where I have to sell my
great-grandmother’s land to one
of the bigger operations. That
would
completely
break
my heart.”
The dairy industry, too, stands
to take a blow if Trump decides to
scrap KORUS.
South
Koreans
bought
$170 million worth of Americanmade cheese in 2016, said Michael
“For the president to
threaten to walk away
from this — it’s very
dangerous for our
business.”
Kent Bacus, a director at the National
Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Dykes, president of the International Dairy Foods Association.
The country is the fourth-largest
market for U.S. dairy exports.
Abandoning the deal, Dykes
said, would put dairy farmers at
risk of facing steep tariffs, which
added 36 percent to the price of
cheese sold in Korea.
“We’ll go back to about 36 percent while all of our competitors
in other countries will continue to
go duty-free,” he said.
Josh Meltzer, senior fellow in
global economy and development
at the Brookings Institution, said
reduced earnings that come from
less trade in these agricultural
industries could spark layoffs
across rural America. (The biggest
producers of beef and dairy products include Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana and Illinois.)
“You have less exports, less
sales and potentially a need for
fewer workers,” he said.
One sector of the economy that
is less threatened by the potential
end of KORUS is the steel industry, whose representatives have
accused China of dumping cheap,
government-subsidized steel into
the country by way of South Korea.
Two cases on the matter sit
before the International Trade
Commission, said a lawyer who
represents U.S. steel and who
spoke on the condition of anonymity because of pending litigation. The industry would like to
see Trump stamp out the problem,
which, representatives say, pushes American steelworkers out of
jobs.
danielle.paquette@washpost.com
Excerpted from washingtonpost.
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ECONOMY
Black-white wage gap
worsening, Fed says
Black workers earn less than
their white counterparts in a
worsening trend that holds even
after accounting for differences
in age, education, job type and
geography, Federal Reserve
research shows.
In 1979, the average black
man in America earned 80
percent as much per hour as the
average white man. By 2016,
that shortfall had worsened to
70 percent, according to
research Tuesday from the San
Francisco Fed, which found the
divide had also widened for
black women.
“Especially troubling is the
growing unexplained portion of
the divergence in earnings for
blacks relative to whites,” San
Francisco Fed research director
Mary Daly and her fellow
authors wrote in the report,
adding that this could owe to
hard-to-measure factors
including discrimination or
school-quality differences.
The San Francisco Fed’s study
marks a growing focus by the
U.S. central bank on inequality
and the lagging employment
performance of U.S. minorities.
— Bloomberg News
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Tyson Foods, the biggest U.S.
meat processor, said Tuesday it
would build a $320 million
poultry complex in eastern
Kansas to meet higher
consumer demand for chicken.
Tyson said the new unit, which
will produce prepackaged trays
of chicken for grocery stores,
would begin production in mid2019. The unit would employ
about 1,600 people, Tyson said.
Amazon.com on Tuesday
launched Brown Sugar, a
subscription video-on-demand
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the biggest collection of the
“baddest” African American
movies for its prime members.
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The good news we could all use: Stories of financial breakthrough and success
I don’t know
about you, but I
need some good
news.
I’ve been so
worried about the
Michelle
financial
Singletary destruction facing
Hurricane Harvey
THE COLOR
victims — many
OF MONEY
of whom won’t
have their losses
covered because they didn’t have
flood insurance. Now Hurricane
Irma is barreling toward
Caribbean islands and Florida.
Almost every day since
writing about a face-cream scam,
I’ve received emails from women
— mostly elderly — who are
upset over being charged
hundreds of dollars on their
credit or debit cards for what
they thought was a free sample.
It’s a devious scheme, and it
breaks my heart that many of
the victims are on a fixed
income. What kind of person
would take advantage of folks
like this? Just evil.
So this week I’m sharing the
positive. During my weekly live
chats, I encourage people to post
testimonies of financial triumph.
Their stories are always a
welcome source of inspiration.
One 30-something reader
recently agonized over whether
to bail out a parent.
“My mother has never been
financially responsible,” the
person wrote. “It’s part of why
my parents divorced. At the start
of high school, I was in the
physical custody of my father,
but she provided almost nothing
for me financially. When she did
start sending support two years
later, it was the bare minimum.
About two weeks ago, she
asked me for $7,000 to prevent
her home (paid off but
dilapidated) from being put up
to auction for overdue property
taxes. I felt bad about her
situation at first. My mom is
approaching 70 and is healthy/
able-bodied. But she also told me
years ago that she only worked
enough to make ends meet. I’m
saving for a house of my own
and want to secure my own
financial future.”
Does this story resonate with
you? Keep reading because it
ends well.
“I re-read some columns of
yours about when to bail folks
out and when to let them stand
in the consequences of their bad
financial decisions,” the reader
said. “I finally told my mother I
couldn’t give her the money. And
what do you know? She found a
way to stay in her home,
although it will take some extra
work on her part. Sometimes ‘no’
is the best answer.”
By always stepping in as
someone’s personal ATM, you
may be getting in the way of his
or her financial breakthrough.
Lots of folks share about how
it feels to get rid of debt.
“I paid off my mortgage on
July 3,” one reader wrote. “THAT
was Independence Day! Well,
two weeks later, I received a
check from the mortgage
company, which was the balance
of my escrow account.
I wasn’t expecting that at all,
and while I wanted to splurge, I
could [hear] Michelle/Big
Mama/my recently deceased
mother saying, ‘save, save, save!’
So, I treated myself to an
inexpensive treat and deposited
the rest of the money. I realized
the money would almost cover
my first year of property taxes!”
This testimony shows the
power of delayed gratification:
“My wife and I just made a large
payment to finish off my student
loans from grad school! We paid
off over $100,000 in under five
years!
We’re FINALLY planning a
honeymoon — we’ve been
married almost four years, but
just now able to find both the
money and time to take the kind
of trip we really wanted.”
Here’s another testimony on
paying down debt: “Earlier this
year, you advised me to take part
of the money from an accident
settlement and pay off my
student loans. I paid off the last
$12,500 of my student loans
($38,000 taken out originally).
YES, it feels great to have that
monkey off my back five years
early.”
Finally, I encourage people to
create a “life happens” fund that
is separate from their emergency
fund. You tap the life-happens
pot to fix your car or cover
unexpected expenses, leaving
your emergency fund intact for
major setbacks such as a job
loss.
“Until I started reading your
columns/chats, I had not heard
of a ‘life happens’ fund,” a reader
wrote. “I loved the idea and
immediately started one.”
Not soon after, life happened.
“I had a few larger unexpected
expenses, and I was able to pay
them off without getting anxious
about seeing my emergency fund
dip down. I also didn’t feel the
need to cancel/scale back my
vacation or start only eating
ramen noodles to replenish
those accounts. Having this fund
has helped me find balance in
my spending/savings.”
So what’s your testimony of
financial triumph? In times like
these, I never tire of hearing
about the good stuff.
michelle.singletary@washpost.com
Stocks skid over worries about N. Korea, hurricanes, debt ceiling
BY
T HOMAS H EATH
Markets betrayed skittishness
on Tuesday as geopolitics and
fierce weather rocked Wall
Street’s late-summer calm.
Major stock indexes closed
down more than 1 percent Tuesday as traders worldwide reacted
to a rapid escalation of the North
Korean nuclear crisis, a second
powerful hurricane barreling
toward U.S. shores in as many
weeks and a looming political
fight over the increase in the
national debt ceiling.
There’s also the fact that September is historically the worst
month for stocks, the only month
that has seen a net negative for
the stock market over the past
century.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 234 points to 21,753, a
decline of 1.1 percent. The techheavy Nasdaq and the Standard
& Poor’s 500 stock index both
dropped less than 1 percent.
Financial stocks and insurance companies, whose balance
sheet could be bludgeoned by
another hurricane, were among
the hardest hit. Conglomerate
Berkshire Hathaway, which is
heavily bent toward insurance
revenue, was down nearly 2 percent. Goldman Sachs Group and
JPMorgan Chase were down
3 percent and 2 percent respectively. Bank of America was down
more than 3 percent as well.
“A one percent drop or more in
the market is recognition that
investors are paying attention,”
said Michael Farr, a Washingtonbased investment manager. “It’s
like people in the movie theater.
They are locating the exits, but
not leaving their seats.”
There were signs that investors were seeking asset security
as gold prices climbed and U.S.
Treasurys strengthened. A widely
followed measure of volatility
known as the VIX, which has
been subdued for much of the
year, rose, signaling unease.
Asian markets were mostly up,
except Japan, whose Nikkei 225
was down 0.6 percent. European
markets were mixed, with Germany’s DAX up 0.18 percent and
London’s FTSE dipping 0.52 percent.
Labor Day weekend saw the
double-barreled threat posed by
newly christened Hurricane
Irma steaming toward Florida on
DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES
Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. With world tensions
rising, stocks closed down more than 1 percent on Tuesday.
the heels of the devastation of
Harvey, which left record flooding in Houston. The drama was
heightened as North Korea
boasted that it had successfully
tested a hydrogen bomb that it
could target on the U.S. mainland.
The North Korean test
prompted the U.S. envoy to the
United Nations to say that North
Korea was “begging for war.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for talks on
North Korea and said U.S. threats
of military action could trigger a
“global catastrophe.”
North Korea, meanwhile, appears to be preparing to test
another intercontinental ballis-
tic missile, South Korean officials
said late Monday.
The more immediate concern
was Irma, which had risen to the
strongest Category 5 hurricane
status and appeared to be on a
path to thread a needle between
Florida’s Keys and Cuba, at the
very least grazing Miami as it
heads into the Gulf of Mexico by
week’s end. By Tuesday, officials
in Florida had begun urging
people in the storm’s path to
evacuate.
“It’s a scary Category 5, especially on the heels of Harvey,” said
Chris Gaffney, president of EverBank World Markets.
Steven Hill, a portfolio manager with Foresters Financial, said
Irma was one of the headlines his
investment team discussed at its
Tuesday morning meeting.
“Generally speaking,” he said,
“a hurricane is going to be good
for most of our stocks because of
the surge in rebuilding and reinvestments, but with two key exceptions: The first is any stock
whose balance sheets or operations are devastated by hurricanes. Stocks that might fit that
are reinsurers or chemical plants
literally exploding.
“The other exception,” Hill
said, “is more hurricanes. Irma is
only up to letter I. The last major
hurricane, Katrina, was followed
by Rita and Wilma. If there are
another three hurricanes out
there this year, I would have to
come back and revisit my earlier
statements.”
Hill said the debt-ceiling extension is not likely to be an issue
this month because of funding
needed for Hurricane Harvey
cleanup: “That means I am not
looking for September for a shutdown, but December.”
Gaffney said glowing world
economies and a U.S. market
fortified by strong earnings, low
inflation and easy money have
been able to withstand external
pressures such as North Korea,
weather and Washington’s political rockiness.
“Stock prices are a reflection of
future earnings,” Gaffney said.
“There are huge political risks,
but those are hard to price in to
stocks. What is the impact of
North Korea shooting a missile?
You can’t really model it. Earnings you can model.”
thomas.heath@washpost.com
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Index
Dow Jones Industrial Average
22,300
Close
YTD
% Chg
21,753.31
–1.1
+10.1
21,400
19,600
18,700
17,800
6375.57
–0.9
Daily
% Chg
Industry Group
Energy Equipment & Svcs
Multiline Retail
Food & Staples Retailing
Specialty Retail
Distributors
Divers Financial Svcs
Construction Materials
Commercial Banks
Leisure Equipment & Prod
Airlines
20,500
Nasdaq Composite Index
6500
Commodities
S&P 500 Industry Group Snapshot
Daily
% Chg
+18.4
0
–3.0%
+3.0%
2.40
1.52
0.93
0.90
0.53
–2.11
–2.19
–2.39
–2.45
–2.76
Americas
Brazil (Bovespa)
Canada (S&P/TSX Comp.)
Mexico (Bolsa)
Europe
Eurozone (DJ Stoxx 600)
France (CAC 40)
Germany (DAX)
U.K. (FTSE 100)
Asia Pacific
Australia (ASX 200)
China (CSI 300)
Hong Kong (Hang Seng)
Japan (Nikkei)
5500
5000
2457.85
S&P 500 Index
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2500
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2050
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D
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F
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A
M
J
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72,147.67
15,090.15
50,313.28
0.0
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373.71
5086.56
12,123.71
7372.92
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+30%
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YTD
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3M Co
200.98
AmExp
85.31
Apple Inc
162.08
Boeing
237.00
Caterpillar
118.30
Chevron Corp 109.44
Cisco Systems 31.62
Coca-Cola
45.92
DowDuPont Inc 64.98
Exxon Mobil
77.18
GE
24.76
GoldmnSchs
217.78
Home Depot
152.93
IBM
143.04
Intel Corp
35.02
–1.3
–1.0
–1.2
–1.4
0.0
0.6
–2.1
0.3
–3.3
0.8
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12.5
15.2
39.9
52.2
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4.6
10.8
13.6
–14.5
–21.6
–9.0
14.1
–13.8
–3.4
Company
Close
Daily
% Chg
YTD
% Chg
J&J
JPMorg Ch
McDonald's
Merck
Microsoft
Nike
P&G Co
Pfizer Inc
Travelers
United Tech
UnitedHealth
Verizon
Visa Inc
Wal-Mart
Walt Disney
129.90
89.51
159.10
63.62
73.61
53.01
92.72
33.80
115.43
111.21
199.31
47.36
103.01
79.80
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30.7
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18.5
4.3
10.3
4.1
–5.7
1.5
24.5
–11.3
32.0
15.5
–2.5
Cross Currency Rates
US $
US $ per
EU € per
EU €
Japan ¥
Britain £
Brazil R$
Canada $
1.1915
0.0091
1.3031
0.3209
0.8076
0.0558
0.0077
1.0936
0.2692
0.6778
0.0469
141.7960
34.9145
87.8890
6.0824
0.2462
0.6198
0.0429
2.5171
0.1741
0.8392
Japan ¥ per 108.8200
129.6600
Britain £ per
0.7674
0.9144
0.0071
Brazil R$ per
3.1166
3.7131
0.0286
4.0601
Canada $ per
1.2382
1.4753
0.0113
1.6134
0.3973
Mexico $ per
17.8913
21.3181
0.1640
23.3134
5.7410
Mexico $
0.0692
14.4500
Other Measures
Consumer Rates
Daily % Chg
–0.8
–1.0
–0.8
20.7
$3.1280
$3.5850
$48.66
$1,344.50
$2.97
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+2.9
+1.1
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Orange Juice
Silver
Soybeans
Sugar
Wheat
Exchange-Traded
Coffee (COFF.L)
Copper (COPA.L)
Corn (CORN.L)
Cotton (COTN.L)
Crude Oil (CRUD.L)
Gasoline (UGAS.L)
Gold (BULL.L)
Natural Gas (NGAS.L)
Silver (SLVR.L)
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Close
Daily
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$17.94
$9.6850
$0.1403
$4.4300
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0.2
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Era Group Inc
Superior Enrgy Svcs
Patterson-UTI Enrgy
CARBO Ceramics
Bristow Group Inc
PGT Innovations Inc
Nabors Industries
TripAdvisor Inc
Lumber Liquidators
Cal-ME Foods
Diamond Offshore
Movado Group Inc
Oceaneering Intl
Dril-Quip Inc
Urban Outfitters
Tesco Corp
Helix Energy Sol
Sucampo Pharma
Tailored Brands Inc
Seagate Technology
Daily
Close % Chg
$10.03
$9.00
$17.00
$6.76
$8.87
$14.00
$6.90
$44.55
$39.24
$37.10
$12.55
$28.45
$23.87
$39.25
$21.87
$4.55
$6.68
$12.30
$12.54
$32.75
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6.6
6.5
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4.9
4.4
4.2
4.2
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3.8
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3.4
3.4
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Close % Chg
Losers
HCI Group Inc
Universal Insurance
Mallinckrodt PLC
Maiden Holdings Ltd
OFG Bancorp
Aspen Insurance
Cloud Peak Energy
United Insurance
RenaissanceRe
Everest Re Group
First BanCorp PR
Selective Insurance
Greenhill & Co Inc
Brighthouse Fin
Harmonic Inc
Hanover Insurance
XL Group Ltd
HollyFrontier Corp
United Tech
Stifel Financial
$30.94 –20.0
$18.40 –14.6
$36.12 –12.3
$6.55 –10.3
$8.70 –9.4
$41.15 –9.4
$3.02 –9.3
$14.77
–7.2
$127.92
–7.1
$231.19 –6.9
$5.37 –6.4
$47.55 –6.2
$14.15 –6.0
$54.08 –5.9
$3.20 –5.9
$92.11 –5.9
$38.27 –5.8
$30.63 –5.8
$111.21
–5.7
$45.75 –5.6
Treasury Performance Over Past Three Months
Interest Rates
Index
Close
DJ Total Stock Market Index 25,418.33
Russell 2000
1399.66
Post-Bloomberg DC Area Index 489.80
CBOE Volatility (VIX)
12.23
Daily
% Chg
Gainers and Losers from the S&P 1500 Index
Dow Jones 30 Industrials
Company
Close
Value of $1000 invested for the past:
International Stock Markets
6000
Futures
Copper
Corn
Crude Oil
Gold
Natural Gas
Money market funds
6-Month CDs
1-Year CDs
5-Year CDs
New car loan
Home-equity loan
YTD % Chg
9.2
3.1
9.5
–12.9
0.27
0.43
0.73
1.45
2.70
5.37
4.25%
Bank Prime
3.76%
30-Year fixed mortgage
1.25%
Federal Funds
2.98%
1.32%
LIBOR 3-Month
3.08%
10-year note
Yield: 2.07
2-year note
Yield: 1.29
5-year note
Yield: 1.65
6-month bill
Yield: 1.10
15-Year fixed mortgage
Note: Bank prime is from 10 major banks. Federal Funds rate is the market rate, which can vary from the federal
target rate. LIBOR is the London Interbank Offered Rate. Consumer rates are from Bankrate. All figures as of
4:30 p.m. New York time.
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Samsung redeems Note line with new phone that’s fast and big but expensive
Samsung’s Galaxy
Note 8 hits store
shelves Sept. 15 —
at a whopping
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$930, though
carrier plans may soften the blow.
The premium phone is Samsung’s
latest after its predecessor, the
Note 7, was pulled from shelves
after a rash of battery fires. So the
Note 8 faces not only high
expectations but also a lot of
scrutiny. Here’s what I’ve learned
from a little over a week with the
phone.
Let’s get this out of the way
first: There were no fires or
explosions. In fact, I never even
registered a moment when the
Note 8 was running hot.
What did register was the Note
8’s size. It measures in at 6.3
inches to the iPhone 7 Plus’s 5.7
inches and is truly a phablet.
That has its drawbacks: When
making voice calls, the phone
looks a little ridiculous held up to
your face; I found myself using
headphones for comfort’s sake.
It’s definitely a two-handed
device; while Samsung does have
a one-handed mode on offer, most
of the time I was defaulting to
using both hands.
Yet despite its size, the Note 8
was surprisingly easy to hold,
thanks to a taller, thinner design
that felt solid in my hand without
making me worry about dropping
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it — even without a case.
In terms of overall
performance, the Note 8 was
noticeably zippy even when
running multiple apps, including
streaming video. Samsung has
marketed and priced this as a topof-the-line phone, and it fits that
bill in every way.
Battery, of course, is a major
focus of the Note 8, given what
came before. Samsung didn’t
pack the Note 8 with a largercapacity battery. In fact, its
battery holds less of a charge than
the Galaxy S8 Plus. As a result, it
has decent but not groundbreaking battery life. If you’re a
light smartphone user, the charge
could last you for more than a day.
But chances are that if you’re a
light smartphone user, you aren’t
looking at the Note 8.
On days of heavy use — with
constant emailing, movie
streaming, music streaming,
social media check-ins, etc. — the
Note 8 still got me through a day
without prompting any panic
about finding an outlet.
Practically speaking, that
experience was similar to the
iPhone 7 Plus, though the Note 8
generally had more battery left
over at the end of the day.
The screen was the most
striking thing about the Note 8
right off the bat, and my
impressions of it have only
improved on further
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Justin Denison, vice president of strategy for Samsung Telecommunications America, stands among
projections of the company’s Galaxy Note 8, which is set to be released Sept. 15 with a $930 price tag.
acquaintance. The serious real
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use two apps at once, and users
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that you can have a shortcut to
your favorite set.
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about its camera, particularly as
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stability. Other software features
also let you cover a multitude of
sins — for example, being able to
refocus a picture to blur or
sharpen the background.
As for the rest of the phone,
Samsung often packs its devices
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useful additions I found all relate
to the S Pen, which again nestles
into the bottom of the phone. The
screen-off memo, which lets you
jot down notes without unlocking
your screen, proved particularly
useful for me, especially when I
didn’t have a pen on hand.
Other features make a
reappearance: The Note 8 is still
waterproof and (if you’re worried)
still has a headphone jack.
Other features aren’t quite so
useful. The phone comes with
Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby,
which has more promise than
practical application at the
moment. Bixby is smart and, for
example, can recognize images in
a photo and put them in a
particular folder if asked. But it
doesn’t work with enough apps
outside of the Samsung universe
to capitalize fully on those
advanced features.
All in all, the Galaxy Note 8 is a
phone for a very particular type of
person: one who’s happy to spend
to get the most out of their
smartphone. The phone’s $930
price tag is a big investment, even
when spread over a number of
monthly payments.
For those evaluating the Note 8
against its competitors, I’d say
that I like it better than the
iPhone 7 Plus in terms of design
and usability. But the iPhone 7
Plus isn’t going to be the Note 8’s
primary iPhone competition.
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releases on Sept. 12.
But until then, at least, the
Note 8 can claim victory in the
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DACA decision exposes a gap between Trump’s compassionate rhetoric, reality
By their fruits you
will know them.
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Republican
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Convention last
summer, Donald Trump said he’d
“do everything in my power to
protect our LGBT citizens.” Then
he rescinded protections for
transgender students in public
schools and issued orders to bar
such people from the armed
forces.
Trump pronounced the House
health-care bill “mean,” but that
did not stop him from whipping
votes for the measure and
holding a rally in the Rose
Garden to celebrate its passage.
At a February news
conference, Trump was asked
about fears in the Hispanic
community that he might get rid
of the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals program.
“We’re going to show great
heart,” the president promised.
“DACA is a very, very difficult
subject for me. . . . You have these
incredible kids, in many cases.
. . . They were brought here. . . .
We are going to deal with DACA
with heart . . . because, you
know, I love these kids. I love
kids! I have kids and grandkids.”
On Tuesday, the Trump
administration announced plans
to end the DACA program, which
has allowed nearly 800,000
undocumented people who were
brought to the United States as
minors to live and work in the
country without fear of
deportation. The administration
will begin phasing out the
program March 5, 2018, to give
Congress time to find a
legislative solution that lets the
“dreamers” remain in the
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Before Donald Trump, pictured Tuesday at the White House, ran for president, he often said it would
be unrealistic to deport people who have spent decades in the United States, especially children.
country legally.
“This is not an easy one and
certainly something where
[Trump] wants to be able to
make a decision with
compassion,” White House press
secretary Sarah Huckabee
Sanders said at the daily news
conference. “But at the same
time, you can’t allow emotion to
govern.”
Sanders placed responsibility
for finding a solution squarely on
Congress, saying the six-month
delay in ending the program
allowed the dreamers who
benefit from the program a
chance if lawmakers act.
“It’s not coldhearted for the
president to uphold the law,” she
argued.
During Richard Nixon’s first
year in the White House, his
attorney general sought to
reassure anxious African
American activists by telling
them they should not worry too
much about the president’s
rhetoric. “You will be better
advised to watch what we do
instead of what we say,” John
Mitchell said.
EPA, in blasting a news story, takes a
page from Trump’s media playbook
Sweating in the
August heat
following
President Trump’s
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claim that
demonstrators on
“both sides” were to blame for
the violence in Charlottesville,
two Cabinet officials distanced
themselves from their boss.
When rallying troops
stationed abroad, Defense
Secretary Jim Mattis said, “You
just hold the line until our
country gets back to
understanding and respecting
each other.”
When asked on Fox News
whether Trump’s comment
represents American values,
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
simply said, “The president
speaks for himself.”
But not every department
head has diverged as sharply
from Trump’s combative
communication style, on display
at that Trump Tower news
conference during which, in
addition to that “both sides”
broadside, Trump labeled the
media “fake news” and said he
watched the protests “much
more closely than you people” —
meaning reporters — “watched
it.”
Some Cabinet officials, in
fact, have embraced Trump's
method for manhandling the
media. Consider Scott Pruitt,
head of the Environmental
Protection Agency, and the
response of his media shop to an
Associated Press story over the
weekend.
On Saturday, the wire service
published a story on the
flooding of more than a dozen
Superfund sites in the Houston
area after Hurricane Harvey. In
their story, the reporters visited
one toxic cleanup site in
Southeast Texas by boat and
other sites by foot or vehicle.
The AP reported that EPA
officials had not yet arrived on
the scene. As it reported in an
early version of the story:
“The Associated Press visited
seven Superfund sites in and
around Houston during the
flooding. All had been
inundated with water; some
were accessible only by boat.
“EPA spokeswoman Amy
Graham could not immediately
provide details on when agency
experts would inspect the
Houston-area sites. She said
Friday that EPA staff had
checked on two other Superfund
sites in Corpus Christi and
found no significant damage.
“ ‘We will begin to assess
other sites after flood waters
recede in those areas,’ Graham
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said.”
The following day, the agency
issued a news release titled “EPA
Response To the AP’s Misleading
Story.” In it, the EPA took on
Washington-based AP reporter
Michael Biesecker in direct and
personal terms. “Yesterday, the
Associated Press’ Michael
Biesecker wrote an incredibly
misleading story about toxic
land sites that are under water,”
it read. “Despite reporting from
the comfort of Washington,
Biesecker had the audacity to
imply that agencies aren’t being
responsive to the devastating
effects of Hurricane Harvey. Not
only is this inaccurate, but it
creates panic and politicizes the
hard work of first responders
who are actually in the affected
area.”
The release went on to
criticize past reporting by
Biesecker, listing an article that
was corrected: “Unfortunately,
Scott Pruitt has
proved to be the most
Trump-like member of
Trump’s Cabinet.
the Associated Press’ Michael
Biesecker has a history of not
letting the facts get in the way of
his story. Earlier this summer,
he made-up a meeting that
Administrator Pruitt had, and
then deliberately discarded
information that refuted his
inaccurate story — ultimately
prompting a nation-wide
correction.’
Here’s the thing: The EPA was
indeed monitoring the waste
sites by plane until the
floodwaters receded — a point,
the EPA’s media office argued,
that should have been
mentioned in the original
AP story. But the agency did not
dispute any of the facts in the
AP’s report. In fact, it confirmed
the story. “Eleven sites have
proven to be inaccessible for
response teams,” the news
release read, “however the
agency said teams are in place
to inspect the areas once
flooding from the storm
subsides.”
Indeed, other AP journalists,
weighing in to defend their
colleagues, accused the EPA
itself of being misleading. The
news release singled out
Biesecker for not being on the
ground in Houston. But what
the EPA did not note was that
the AP had journalists other
than Biesecker reporting
from the flood zone.
AP Executive Editor Sally
Buzbee defended the reporters
with this: “AP’s exclusive story
was the result of on the ground
reporting at Superfund sites in
and around Houston, as well as
AP’s strong knowledge of these
sites and EPA practices. We
object to the EPA’s attempts to
discredit that reporting . . . and
stand by the work of both
journalists who jointly reported
and wrote the story.”
The EPA’s line might as well
have come out of Trump’s
Twitter feed. Indeed, the same
day the AP published its story
and Trump visited the
hurricane-hit region, the
president knocked the media
while backslapping the Coast
Guard for saving 11,000 people.
“Think of it, almost 11,000
people by going into winds that
the media would not go into,”
Trump said in Houston before
gesturing toward the media.
That offhand critique
prompted this exasperated
response from Bill Bishop,
managing editor at Houston’s
KHOU: “I’ve had it with the
insults. Let’s see him stand in
E. coli water reporting for hours
like the media does,” Bishop
tweeted.
As far as engagement with the
media goes, Pruitt has proved to
be the most Trump-like member
of Trump’s Cabinet.
Consider Paris: In the spring,
Trump administration officials
were sharply divided on what to
do about the Paris climate
accord, with Trump’s
daughter Ivanka and
Tillerson arguing that the
United States should stay in the
agreement while White House
chief strategist Stephen K.
Bannon and Pruitt pushed for
withdrawal.
The anti-Paris cause had an
administration advocate in Pruitt
on the president’s favorite
medium. After Trump decided to
exit the agreement, the EPA
administrator was again willing
to go on television to be the antiParis face of the White House and
take the heat for rolling back
President Barack Obama’s most
important achievement on
combating global warming. By all
appearances, Pruitt handled that
round of interviews in June
better than he did an April
appearance on Fox News that
Breitbart condemned as one in
which he “sweated, stuttered, and
floundered.”
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In the present administration,
that’s true now more than ever.
Trump has often talked about
the need to be compassionate on
social issues, but his rhetoric
hasn’t matched reality, as he has
repeatedly acceded to the wishes
of his dwindling base since
taking office.
Trump gets that the optics of
ending DACA are bad.
Administration officials are
trying to spin the six-month
delay until the program winds
down as a compromise and
accommodation. Attorney
General Jeff Sessions, an antiimmigration hawk who has
pressed Trump to kill DACA,
made an on-camera
announcement Tuesday from the
Justice Department, not the
White House.
Sessions said the 2012
executive action by President
Barack Obama “sought to
achieve specifically what the
legislative branch refused to do.”
He called it an “open-ended
circumvention of immigration
law through unconstitutional
authority by the executive
branch” and said the program
was unlikely to withstand court
scrutiny.
Before Trump ran for
president, he often said it would
be unrealistic to deport people
who have spent decades in the
United States, especially
children. “You have people in
this country for 20 years:
They’ve done a great job, they’ve
done wonderfully, they’ve gone
to school, they’ve gotten good
marks [and] they’re productive,”
he said in a 2011 interview on
Fox News. “Now we’re supposed
to send them out of the country?
I don’t believe in that.”
A batch of new stories quote
aides saying that Trump has
agonized over what to do. For
example, this from Tuesday’s
New York Times: “For months,
an anxious and uncertain
President Trump was caught
between opposing camps in the
West Wing. . . . Last week, with a
key court deadline looming . . .
Mr. Trump, exasperated, asked
his aides for ‘a way out’ of a
dilemma he created by
promising to roll back the
program as a presidential
candidate. . . . Mr. Trump’s
frenzied weekend search for an
alternative to abruptly ending
the program was a fitting finale
to his anguished deliberations
over DACA since he took office.
Aides have portrayed it as a
difficult emotional decision for
the president.”
Many commentators believe
this is hooey. “Some in the media
take seriously the notion that he
is ‘conflicted’ or ‘wrestling’ with
the decision, as though Trump
were engaged in a great moral
debate,” writes conservative
blogger Jennifer Rubin. “That
would be a first for Trump, who
counts only winners and losers,
never bothering with moral
principles or democratic norms.
The debate, if there is one, is over
whether to disappoint his rabid
anti-immigrant base or to, as is
his inclination, double down on
a losing hand.”
Of Trump’s promise that he’d
make the DACA decision with
heart, liberal blogger Paul
Waldman writes: “If you believed
that for a second, you were a
fool. . . . Trump began his
presidential campaign saying,
‘When Mexico sends its people,
they’re not sending their best. . . .
They’re bringing drugs. They’re
bringing crime. They’re rapists.
And some, I assume, are good
people.’ He alleged that the judge
in the Trump University fraud
trial couldn’t do his job
objectively because ‘He’s a
Mexican’ (the judge is, in fact, an
American of Mexican heritage).
He repeatedly told lurid stories
of individual crimes committed
by an undocumented immigrant,
especially if the victim was a
‘beautiful’ white girl, even
though immigrants actually
commit fewer crimes than
native-born Americans. As
president, he followed up by
creating the Victims of
Immigration Crime Engagement
Office, which exists in order to
publicize crimes committed by
immigrants. A month ago, he
endorsed a bill in Congress that
would slash legal immigration
levels in half. He claimed,
ludicrously, that he lost the
popular vote to Hillary Clinton
only because millions of
undocumented immigrants
voted for her. And the symbolic
centerpiece of his campaign was
a wall along our border with
Mexico.” (Trump also pardoned
Joe Arpaio.)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a
Cuban American and retiring
Republican who represents the
Miami area, also seized on
Trump’s promise to “show great
heart,” tweeting: “After teasing
#Dreamers for months with talk
of his ‘great heart,’ @POTUS
slams door on them. Some
‘heart.’ ”
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Mr. Trump’s heartless decision
Congress should intervene to halt the president’s slow-motion death sentence for the ‘dreamers’ program.
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seemed to relish sticking a knife in DACA. Mr. Trump
told reporters Tuesday that he hoped “Congress will be
able to help” the dreamers “and do it properly.” But his
written statement — “young Americans have dreams
too” — was a study in ambiguity. While saying the
dreamers wouldn’t be first in line for deportation,
Mr. Trump put them on a path to lose jobs, educational
opportunities, and the ability to lead open and unafraid lives.
Tossing red meat to the administration’s hardcore
nativist base, Mr. Sessions falsely asserted that DACA
amounts to unconstitutional “amnesty.” In fact, DACA
is a stopgap that conferred no legal status on its
recipients. And despite the administration’s contention that it is legally indefensible, predicting how the
Supreme Court would rule on it is a guessing game.
Presidents have long exercised broad discretion over
the enforcement of immigration law and deportations
— a matter of necessity given finite resources.
By calling attention to the plight of a sympathetic
group of generally hard-working, law-abiding young
people, DACA has clarified for many Americans just
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RESIDENT TRUMP found a facile way to
deflect blame for his decision to terminate the
program that provides safe harbor for the
“dreamers,” some 800,000 young immigrants
brought illegally to this country as minors. Lacking
any policy conviction — as a candidate, Mr. Trump
vowed to end the program, then once in office said the
“incredible” young dreamers should breathe easy —
he ducked, dodged and shunted the issue to Congress.
Agreed: Congress should have dealt with the dreamers years ago, and several times tried to do so. It failed,
which is why President Barack Obama established
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which grants
two-year renewable reprieves from deportation, along
with work permits. Mr. Trump did not kill the program
outright, which may have disappointed some of his
hardcore supporters. But he handed it a slow-motion
death sentence, unless Congress can break its longstanding deadlock on the issue.
The president didn’t have the spine to announce his
decision himself. He shuffled it to Attorney General
Jeff Sessions, an anti-immigration extremist who
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how senseless it would be to deport hundreds of
thousands of them. That’s one reason Congress should
act to extend their protections.
Another is that the dreamers are a boon to the U.S.
economy. They are English speakers; nearly all are in
school, college or the workforce; and tens of thousands
of them are working toward a bachelor’s degree or
higher. Most own cars and pay taxes. Many have bought
houses and apartments; several thousand have even
started businesses. Mr. Sessions is wrong to claim that
the dreamers take jobs from Americans. In fact, the
unemployment rate has plummeted in the five years
since the dreamers have been eligible for work permits.
Mr. Trump’s order is an assault on economic logic.
By subverting the employment and educational prospects of so many promising young people, Mr. Trump
has sapped their earnings and purchasing power,
withdrawn their college prospects and imperiled their
jobs. That’s why more than 300 top executives of some
of the largest U.S. corporations asked him not to
rescind DACA. Now, unless Congress acts, the United
States will suffer along with the dreamers.
TOM TOLES
The Aug. 28 editorial “Fragile national monuments in danger” preemptively opposed Interior
Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations regarding
national monuments created through the Antiquities Act, dismissed the secretary’s interpretation of
the law as “narrow” and lacking the proper “awe” for
the natural wonders of the West, and incorrectly
claimed that the local community supports the
designation.
The lack of review or analysis, be it through
consultation of the legislative branch or simply an
assessment of impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act, is offensive to the Western
communities most affected by the creation of largescale national monuments.
San Juan County, Utah, where the Bears Ears
National Monument is located, is 72 percent federally or tribally owned. Federal approval through an
environmental assessment or environmental impact
statement under NEPA is required before any
activity of real consequence can occur in threequarters of the county. These processes can take
years and cost anywhere from tens of thousands to
millions of dollars. It is understandable why the
local community, even the local tribes whose land
touches the current boundaries, would oppose the
creation of a national monument the size of Delaware in their back yard.
These places are unique. To those who live and
work in the West, these beautiful vistas are home,
livelihood and community all in one — not just a
far-off conquest or fodder to burnish a president’s
“environmental legacy.”
Ethan Lane, Washington
The writer is executive director of the Public Lands
Council and executive director for federal lands of
the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
HIPAA may be behind this
The Sept. 2 Metro article “A man died at UMC. His
family says they didn’t find out until a week later”
recounted how the staff at United Medical Center made it difficult to find out that a patient had
died. Although not mentioned in the article, heavyhanded federal privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 may
have played a part in this story. Health-care providers
are careful to avoid HIPAA’s costly penalties for
violations.
After a patient dies and the family is notified,
HIPAA forbids medical staff from disclosing the cause
of death for 50 years afterward. This “too much
information” rule may make sense, especially if the
patient’s lifestyle was less than saintly.
But HIPAA is interpreted as also keeping staff from
revealing the simple fact of death for 50 years. Thus
when I recently asked a nursing home about someone,
I was told only that she was no longer there. To find out
if she had died, I would need to contact her family.
The government’s HIPAA website lists Q&As on
privacy after death, including the 50-year rule for
personal health information, but curiously is silent
about whether staff can say the person has
died. Death comes to us all, and calling it personal
health information is a stretch that makes no sense to
me. But it’s one reason we get the kind of stories
reported in this article. Maybe the law needs to be
changed or explained better.
Dick Schreitmueller, Kensington
Revamping HUD rules helps both
seniors and first-time home buyers.
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HERE ARE many good reasons for the federal
government to intervene in the economy, but
diverting resources from less affluent firsttime home buyers to seniors who already own
homes would not be at the top of our list. Nevertheless, that is what the Federal Housing Administration’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program —
commonly known as the “reverse mortgage” — essentially does. Kudos to the Trump administration for
deciding last week to rein in this dubious use of the
federal balance sheet.
Basically, a reverse mortgage lets homeowners
62 and older borrow from private lenders, secured by
the equity in their homes. The cash helps meet needs
not covered by Social Security, pensions and the like.
Lenders get paid back from the proceeds of a sale
when the homeowner moves or dies; if home prices go
up, the returns can be sweet indeed. In fact, lenders
get paid no matter what, because FHA insures the
loan in return for an upfront fee and monthly
premiums. Meanwhile, the homeowner is also on the
hook for maintenance, property taxes and insurance;
in a nontrivial number of cases, these costs have
driven seniors into foreclosure. More than 18 percent
of reverse-mortgage loans taken out from 2009 to
June 2016 are expected to go into default for these
reasons, according to a recent internal government
report. For the unfortunate elderly people in this
predicament, the reverse- mortgage program’s promise of a way to “age in place” rings hollow.
This is just one of the risks that have rendered
FHA’s 650,000-loan reverse-mortgage portfolio more
difficult to manage than anyone expected when the
program began in 1990. Since 2009, reversemortgage losses have cost FHA’s reserve fund $12 billion. This same reserve fund is supposed to backstop
lending to low-income newcomers to the housing
market, however — and it is in that sense that reverse
mortgages constitute a perverse redistribution of
resources.
The new rules for the program announced by Ben
Carson, the secretary of housing and urban develop-
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ment, will require new would-be borrowers to provide much higher upfront payments while significantly lowering the total amount anyone can borrow.
That should help ensure that reverse mortgages only
go to homeowners who are actually capable, financially, of handling them. It should also limit the drain
on FHA’s reserves. “Fairness dictates that future
[reverse mortgages] do not adversely impact the
overall health of FHA’s insurance fund, which supports the financing needs of younger, mostly first-
time homeowners with traditional FHA mortgages,’’
Mr. Carson said in a prepared statement. “We’re
taking needed and prudent steps to put the . . .
program on a more sustainable footing.”
America’s seniors do indeed deserve to enjoy
dignity and financial security — objectives already
furthered by a panoply of well-funded programs.
Better for government to help them openly than
through nontransparent means such as federally
insured speculation on home prices.
Proceed with care
In updating the Montgomery County Council, officials should remember the principles behind the current system.
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HE OVERWHELMING approval last year by
Montgomery County voters of term limits for
members of the County Council was a pretty
clear sign of discontent with the legislative
body. But whether more should be done to make the
council more responsive remains the subject of a
spirited debate, with proposals being mulled that
could dramatically alter the council’s makeup. Careful
examination of the issues is needed. So, too, is recognition that tinkering with structure only goes so far.
What is far more critical is that voters are engaged in
their communities and willing to do the work to make
their voices heard.
Montgomery’s Charter Review Commission is considering proposals to restructure the nine-member
council — composed of four at-large members elected
countywide and five members elected by voters in
individual districts. The proposed changes to reduce or
eliminate the at-large members are spurred in part by
resentment that three of the four at-large seats are
currently held by people from Takoma Park. Takoma
Park residents are also represented by the District 5
member, and that’s seen by some as giving the city
unequal advantage. Whether down-county interests
have gotten more attention than those of up-county
areas is a matter of dispute.
It has been 27 years since the last changes to the
council — increasing its size and switching from all
members elected countywide to a split system — and so
a review of structure is certainly in order. Strong
arguments can be marshaled for the different scenarios, and the variety of governance structures among
local jurisdictions shows there is not a single, perfect
model. The core principle behind Montgomery’s current system — that every resident is represented by a
majority of council members — is admirable and
should not be lightly abandoned. So, too, is the argument that at-large members are a hedge against paro-
chialism. But then there are benefits to carving out
districts so that each member represents a smaller
area. Populations of council districts, which by law
must be substantially equal, now stand at about 115,570
each and are among the largest in Maryland. Other
factors — including whether the districts have been
drawn in a way that favors the election of Democratic
candidates from urban areas — need to be considered.
Any change to the council structure would need to
be approved by voters in a referendum. The charter
commission will hold a hearing in October to get
public input before voting on its recommendations,
which would then be sent to the council for its own
action. Any changes — assuming voters amend the
charter — wouldn’t take effect until the 2022 council
elections. In the meantime, voters will go to the polls
in 2018 for council elections and can make their own
statement about who they think would best represent
them.
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The original ‘antifa’
Regarding the Aug. 30 editorial “The troubling rise
of ‘antifa’ ”:
The “antifa” — anti-fascist — movement is not
unique. In the past, violent demonstrations were supported by vast
numbers of Americans, as recently
reported by journalist Jake Offenhartz and referencing historian Arnie Bernstein. In the 1930s, the German American Bund came into existence to promote the German Nazi
party to Americans. Large marches
were held in major cities. At that
time, former New York congressman Nathan Perlman
and highly respected rabbi Stephen Wise approached
Meyer Lansky, a top Jewish mobster, for help in
stopping the marches by whatever means possible, as
long as there were no fatalities. Reportedly, Lansky
was offered money but declined it. He recruited his
comrades Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen and others.
They eventually stopped the marches
with clubs and baseball bats, but no
deaths were reported. Jewish veterans from the American Legion also
participated in slugfests at the time.
Is the role of antifa that much
different? Unfortunately, remarks by
our president have brought the current version of Nazis out of the woodwork, creating a clear and present
danger, particularly with ethnic and religious groups.
Police officers were on the scene in Charlottesville,
but protection was virtually nonexistent.
Jewish mobsters
stopped pro-Nazi
marches in the 1930s.
John S. Glaser, Alexandria
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My thanks to Gary Abernathy for trying to explain
in his Sept. 2 op-ed, “Trump, the evangelical’s fellow
sinner,” evangelical Christians’ tolerance of President
Trump’s moral failings. Mr. Abernathy’s presentation
was sympathetic and provided many of the evangelicals’ justifications in their own words. He made it very
clear that the source of their continued support is not
ignorance or hypocrisy but willful blindness.
Edward Elder, Washington
As an evangelical Christian, I take issue with
Gary Abernathy’s op-ed. Even though we can forgive
President Trump for his past behavior and actions,
the Bible is clear that our lives should reflect God’s
influence once we turn away from that past. As the
Apostle Paul says in Colossians 3:8-9, “But now you
must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger,
rage, malice, slander and filthy language. . . . Do not
lie to each other.” Mr. Trump’s current behavior does
not show that he has any interest in moving toward a
life built on those principles. Instead, his courting of
evangelicals is a cynical bargain between leaders who
are seeking more access to power and a politician
who wants to shore up his base.
Individual evangelicals may share positions on
conservative issues with Mr. Trump, but as Christians
we are called to speak truth to power. Mr. Abernathy
mentioned that King David was considered by God to
be a man after God’s own heart even though David
was a murderer and an adulterer. Part of that was
because David repented of his sin when confronted
by the prophet Nathan (2 Samuel 12). God calls
evangelicals to be the Nathans of this world, not
sycophants who turn a blind eye to what those in
power are saying or doing.
Kathleen Dixon, Stephenson, Va.
Gary Abernathy demonstrated how some of
President Trump’s goals and policies align with those
of many evangelical Christians. But Mr. Abernathy
failed to show how those shared goals and policies
have anything to do with biblical teaching espoused
by evangelicals. For instance, the Bible does not
endorse the protection of gun ownership, nor does it
provide an injunction to use the phrase “radical
Islamic terrorism” instead of some other expression
when referring to terrorists. The Old and New
Testaments enjoin us to welcome the stranger but are
mute on border security. Mr. Abernathy even suggested that Mr. Trump and evangelicals are enacting
some sort of homage to faith when they reject the
science that supports global warming. There is no
biblical principle in such a rejection.
Mr. Abernathy was right that the Bible teaches that
we are all sinners and that sins can be forgiven, but
nowhere does it suggest that a person who lies, who
sows division and hate, who makes fun of the
handicapped and who never apologizes should be
elected president.
John Mathwin, Rockville
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History’s warnings
for the North Korea crisis
Steve Jobs
gave us our
president
W
hen today’s historians look
at the confrontation between the United States and
North Korea, they’re likely
to hear echoes of ultimatums, bluffs and
botched messages that accompanied
conflicts of the past, often with catastrophic consequences.
“The one thing that’s certain when
you choose war as a policy is that you
don’t know how it will end,” says Mark
Stoler, a diplomatic and military historian at the University of Vermont. This
fog of uncertainty should be a caution
for policymakers now in dealing with
North Korea.
History teaches that wars often result
from bellicose rhetoric and bad information. Sometimes leaders fail to act
strongly enough to deter aggression, as
at Munich in 1938. But more often, as in
August 1914, conflict results from a
cascade of errors that produces an
outcome that no one would have wanted.
World War I is probably the clearest
example of how miscalculation can produce a global disaster. As Stoler recounted to me in an interview, each
player was caught in “the cult of the
offensive,” believing that his nation’s
aims could be fulfilled in a short war, at
relatively low cost.
It was a tragic sequence: After the
assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria asked for Germany’s support against Serbia; Kaiser Wilhelm
foolishly offered a “blank check.” Russia, Serbia’s ally, began mobilizing forces; Germany countered with its own
mobilization, as did France, and then
Britain.
In the nuclear age, the costs of miscalculation are much greater, but good
sense (and luck) have prevailed, so far.
Evan Thomas explains in “Ike’s Bluff”
that President Dwight D. Eisenhower
appeared close to the brink in the
Korean War in 1953. “If the Chinese and
North Koreans failed to come to terms,
American diplomats were to broadly
hint, the United States would expand
the war with nuclear weapons,” he
writes. Whether Eisenhower would
have dropped the bomb is anyone’s
guess; amazingly, it’s not clear his ominous messages were even passed on or
understood.
Eisenhower played chicken again in
1958, when Soviet Premier Nikita
Khrushchev gave him an ultimatum
that the United States must remove its
troops from Berlin. Ike promised his
aides that he was “all in” against this
threat. But soon after, he invited the
Soviet leader to visit the United States,
and after an intimate weekend with the
president’s grandchildren at his farm in
Gettysburg, Khrushchev backed off.
The Cuban missile crisis is the ultimate moment of nuclear brinkmanship.
But this story is murkier than it’s sometimes described, says Philip Zelikow,
co-author with Graham Allison of “Essence of Decision,” the classic study of
the event. President John F. Kennedy
made an ultimatum to Khrushchev on
Oct. 27, 1962, that averted war. But that
was only after Khrushchev ignored a
Sept. 13 warning against putting nuclear weapons in Cuba. Would Kennedy
really have gone to war if Khrushchev
hadn’t backed down? He told a Navy
commander later that he would have
started combat operations on Oct. 30.
Modern history shows how wars are
interwoven with promises and ultimatums, some honored and others ignored, Zelikow explains. Germany offered the 1916 “Sussex Pledge” that its
submarines wouldn’t attack American
ships and then did so anyway, drawing
the United States into war. China
warned in 1965 that an American invasion of North Vietnam would bring
Chinese intervention, and U.S. troops
stayed below the demilitarized zone.
America advised Iraq in 1991 that unless
its troops left Kuwait, the United States
would attack. The Iraqis didn’t, and
America did. And in a folly whose
consequences persist to this day, America invaded Iraq in 2003 because of false
intelligence that it had weapons of mass
destruction.
How should we apply history to the
current standoff with North Korea?
First, messaging is critically important.
With so much at stake, it’s crazy for
President Trump to be sending sensitive
signals about war and peace in 140character public tweets. Second, evidence suggests that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a genuinely dangerous risk-taker. U.S. officials calculate
that he has conducted more than
80 missile or bomb tests since becoming
ruler in 2011, compared with just 20 under his father.
Would the impulsive Kim ever be
ready for negotiations with Trump? So
far, he has spurned peace overtures
from the United States, answering
American calls for restraint with three
more tests. North Korea claims he’s
acting defensively, provoked by joint
U.S. military exercises with South Korea
last month.
Is Kim’s position a charade? Let’s find
out. No new U.S.-South Korean exercises are scheduled until next March. That
offers a six-month window to push
Pyongyang to explore options. As history shows, the consequences of making
a mistake in war are calamitous.
davidignatius@washpost.com
KATHLEEN PARKER
A cartoonish clash
I
t has become axiomatic that when
President Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt,
beware the unseen.
His cunning use of distraction turns
red herrings green with envy.
The template works like this: Trump
says something outrageous that drives
Washington’s Bubble Belt wild. The media leaps to outrage while bookers haul
in “experts” to intone the obvious in
exchange for makeup and a limo.
Next, the same talking heads, commentators and columnists lament the
time wasted on such trivia as, say, first
lady Melania Trump’s wearing stiletto
heels to visit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Critics and the media itself lament
that Important Issues are being ignored
while attention is turned on, oh, whether
Ivanka and Jared are being snubbed by
the D.C. in-crowd, such as it is. The point
is taken, but one should note that nothing is ever being ignored by everyone. Or,
rather, everything of import is being
monitored and commented upon by
someone.
But then, broadcast and cable producers know — and Trump knows deeply
— that most Americans don’t really care
that much about what they insist they
care about. A few headlines will get most
through the morning. Twitter and Facebook keep the curious plied with updates, and by day’s end, who really wants
to plunge into tax reform?
It is true, nonetheless, that when
Trump needs time to fidget with something that actually matters, he tosses a
dead fish into the Dasani tank and waits
for the media herdlings to begin their
march toward the trough.
Temporarily spared the spotlight,
Trump fluffs the thatched nest atop his
head and invites his brain to hatch some
very bad ideas. Thus, we seem to be on the
brink of a nuclear confrontation with
North Korea. Remember when we used to
worry about Trump having his finger on
the nuclear launch button? Square that.
When the other antagonist is North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the
nightmare can’t be dismissed as the twisted hankie of the persistently worried.
Never have two less qualified “leaders” been so endowed with such devastating power without the requisite impulse control upon which living civilizations depend. Not to mention that these
two nuke hecklers are unmercifully
coifed to resemble cartoon characters so
that we, the soberly sane, are left to
ponder our face-melting demise as a
clown showdown between two renegade
circus performers. The horror movie “It,”
featuring a diabolical clown and opening
this week, couldn’t pay for better timing.
Meanwhile, one seeks cooler comfort
in the memory of the Cuban missile crisis
between Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and President John F. Kennedy. At
least these men were capable of finding
an alternative to worst-case scenarios.
There seems to be no such inclination on
North Korea’s part or, frankly, on
Trump’s. Unless our reality star-in-chief
holds his sagacity in reserve for special
occasions such as this, there’s little reason to assume or hope he’ll diplomatically temper his counterpart’s apparent
need to demonstrate his manhood.
In July, Trump was typically eloquent
in describing his approach to thwarting
disaster:
“We’ll handle North Korea. We’ll be
able to handle North Korea. It will be
handled. We handle everything.”
Whew, that.
As further insult to reason, this isn’t
even a conflict over something at least
historically rational, such as the now
nearly charming contest between communism and Americanism. No battle of
wits, the U.S.-North Korea stare-down is
more accurately a battle of nitwits who
seem to think threatening nuclear holocaust and mutual destruction is a contest to see who has bigger hands.
No one would suggest that Trump is
responsible for all the nail biting these
past few months or that Kim’s missile
and nuclear tests aren’t deadly serious.
But Trump surely has exacerbated matters with his “fire and fury” rhetoric. The
goading language of ultimatum, more
than a bluffing tactic, is an inflammatory
agent such that the possible moves inexorably toward the inevitable. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, the president’s
toughest-talking Cabinet member, recently said: “We have kicked the can
down the road long enough. There is no
more road left.”
Perhaps Kim might argue the same.
Meanwhile, a can-kicking strategy (i.e.,
containment and diplomacy) seems a
not-irrational substitute for mutual annihilation. Have we reached a point of no
return? Will the president of the United
States fire Kim, or will he invent some
new distraction (staffers: Watch your
backs) while he becomes a stealth, wartime leader?
Stay tuned. But first: What will Melania wear to the presidential bunker?
kathleen.parker@washpost.com
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who came here illegally at a young age
seems like the fair thing to do. And to that
point, I think Laura Ingraham speaks with a
lot of clarity. Her commentary usually runs
a tad hot for me, but Ingraham was spot-on
during “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday when
she said, “We don’t rule by emotion, we rule
by law.” If we are going to protect certain
immigrants from what many have described as unfair deportations, we will first
have to get a law on the books that does
exactly that.
Oh, and by the way, let’s not forget that
DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals program. Just as with President
Barack Obama’s deferred action on North
Korea and Afghanistan, Trump and his
team have to deal with the consequences of
the previous administration’s deferrals.
Andrew C. McCarthy wrote in National
Review on Tuesday that Obama’s “maneuvers violated core constitutional principles:
separation of powers and the president’s
duty to execute the laws faithfully. There has
never been a shred of honesty in the politics
of DACA.” And now our democratic system
must deal with the problem.
It is a little harsh, but if the shoe fits and
the GOP passes the buck on DACA, Republicans will have to call out our elected members in Congress for failing to take charge.
Republicans face a test. Sessions is upholding the law. If Republicans cower and punt,
we will get what we deserve at the ballot box.
s Congress returns from summer recess to a plate heaped
with work — President Trump
added a gooey serving of immigration reform Tuesday on top of the debt
ceiling, the budget, hurricane relief and
tax reform — another of America’s key
institutions is marking 10 years that
shook the world.
These simultaneous events have
caused the strangest picture to form in
my mind. I see Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),
the Senate majority leader, as the tonsured abbot of a Benedictine monastery
in the middle of the 15th century. The
abbot’s job is to oversee production of
handwritten Bibles by monks in the abbey scriptorium. He and his predecessors
have tended this vitally important labor
for hundreds of years.
But now a goldsmith named Gutenberg, in a German town called Mainz, has
devised a machine that can produce
identical Bibles — or any other document, for that matter — quickly and
cheaply using movable metal letters and
oil-based ink. And the abbot is awakening to the realization that nothing will
ever be same.
When Apple unveiled its first smartphone in 2007, the company sparked a
communications revolution likely to be
as transformative as Gutenberg’s. It’s the
nature of such seismic change to shake
the institutions of culture and society to
the ground.
The explosive essence of the printing
press was its ability to transmit information widely across space and time. Laypeople could own and read their own
Bibles, and the result was the Reformation. Scientists could record their observations to share with other scientists,
and inventors their innovations with
other inventors, and the results were the
Scientific and Industrial revolutions.
Philosophers could spread their ideas to
activists, and activists to more activists,
and one result was that durable document that begins: “We the people of the
United States, in order to form a more
perfect union . . . ”
If all of those changes could flow from
oily ink on slugs of alloy, what earthquakes will follow from a technology that
gives to nearly every human being the
tools of worldwide mass communication? I find the question frankly mindboggling.
But one thing is clear after the election
of 2016 — the first American election
truly dominated by mobile communication and the social networking it sparks:
The future is cloudy for the likes of Mitch
McConnell. The power of traditional party leaders flows from their ability to
make, and control, connections that are
otherwise extremely difficult. A well-run
party controls the connection between a
candidate and a line on the ballot. It
controls access to key donors, who can
open the gateway to television, the great
persuader. Through these and other linkages, the party mediates the most important connection of all, between the candidate and the voters.
We saw last year that the power of the
smartphone is vaporizing these functions. Donald Trump captured the Republican ballot line even though he had
no appreciable connection to the Republican Party. Nothing like it had ever happened to an American political party.
Trump had his own access to television
after decades as a public performer and
provocateur. More important, though,
was the way he leveraged his celebrity via
smartphone. His millions of followers on
Twitter and Facebook became a rapidly
growing Party of Trump. His supporters
felt a personal and authentic connection
that left no room for mediation by GOP
elites.
Democratic bosses narrowly avoided a
similar loss of control. Only their insider
system of superdelegates cushioned
them from the threat of a takeover by
independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Powered by smartphone connectivity, Sanders supporters were able to
crowdfund a nearly $230 million primary challenge that almost ousted the
choice of the party leaders, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
In the cloisters of the Senate, Abbot
McConnell’s scribes are his 51 fellow
Republican senators, who, to one degree
or another, must be asking themselves
what this revolution means for them. If
they fall into line behind their party
leader on such difficult issues as debt,
taxes and immigration, can he shield
them from the critics who mobilize at the
touch of a screen? Of course not — McConnell can’t even shield himself from
the president’s tweets.
Perhaps Democrats could help him
through his legislative minefield? That
path is no easier. McConnell’s knack has
always been discipline, not compromise.
Reaching across party lines is unnatural
for a man whose devotion to the Republican Party is as pure and permanent as a
monk’s vow.
Moreover, it’s highly uncertain how
much compromise is possible in this new
age of direct connectivity. Any Democrat
who votes for legislation that frees McConnell from a jam and gives the president an occasion to brag is likely to face a
storm of Internet opposition.
In short, Pennsylvania Avenue is not
the place to read the future of politics.
Look instead toward Cupertino, Calif.,
where on Sept. 12 a new iPhone will
remind us that change is the new normal.
— Ed Rogers
david.vondrehle@washpost.com
ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG
Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department on Tuesday.
DANA MILBANK
Our laughable
attorney general
D
id you hear the one about Jeff
Sessions?
I’d like to tell you, but I
can’t. You see, it’s illegal to
laugh at the attorney general, the man
who on Tuesday morning announced
that the 800,000 “dreamers” — immigrants brought here illegally as children — could soon be deported. If you
were to find my Sessions joke funny, I
would be an accessory to mirth.
This is no joke, because liberal activist Desiree Fairooz is now being put on
trial a second time by the Justice Department — Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department — because she laughed at
Sessions during his confirmation
hearing. Specifically, she laughed at a
line about Sessions “treating all Americans equally under the law” (which is,
objectively, kind of funny).
Police asked her to leave the hearing
because of her laugh. She protested
and was charged. In May, a jury of her
peers found her guilty of disorderly
conduct and another offense (“firstdegree chuckling with intent to titter”
was Stephen Colbert’s sentence at the
time). The judge threw out the verdict,
objecting to prosecutors’ closing argument claiming that laughter alone was
enough to convict her.
But at a hearing Friday, the Justice
Department said it would continue to
prosecute her. A new trial is scheduled
for November. Maybe Sessions, repeatedly and publicly criticized by
Trump, thinks Justice’s anti-laughing
crackdown will protect whatever dignity he has left.
If Justice Department prosecutors
are determined to go after those who
laugh at Sessions, they are going to
need an awfully big dragnet. Sessions’s
mannerisms, the things he says and
the way he says them dare you to
laugh. It’s practically entrapment!
Sessions is a wiry man whose eyebrows soar and eyes bug out when he
speaks. He often pecks his head forward, like a pigeon. His Alabama
twang causes snobbish elites from outside the Deep South to snigger (thereby risking 30 days in prison). And
some of what he says is so absurd the
comedy must be deliberate.
At Tuesday’s announcement about
the DACA program, Sessions explained that the protections would be
rescinded after a delay (of six months)
“to create a time period for Congress to
act” on the dreamers. Congress acting
on immigration in six months? Hilarious! You could give Congress
six months to affirm that there are
13 stripes in the American flag, and
Ted Cruz and the Freedom Caucus
would insist on an amendment reducing the stripes to 11 to cut spending.
Nothing would pass.
Likewise, how do Trump and Sessions suppose they are going to deport
800,000 dreamers, many of whom
have no memory of the lands they were
brought from as children? Cull them
in a big game of DACA, DACA, goose?
Sorry, that wasn’t funny. Please don’t
laugh, for your own protection.
I went to the Justice Department on
Tuesday to watch the Sessions announcement, and it took strength not
to commit misdemeanor mirth. Sessions had no fewer than five bodyguards — earpieces, lapel pins and
menacing looks — to protect him from
the credentialed press corps, more
than the president uses in similar
settings. He put his reading glasses on
the tip of his nose, pecked his way
through his written statement, mispronouncing various words, and
turned to go.
NBC’s Kristen Welker and Politico’s
Josh Gerstein shouted questions. Sessions didn’t answer, instead giving an
awkward wave to the cameras and
hastily deporting himself from the
room.
It was darkly funny that Sessions
thought he could banish 800,000 people, Americans in all ways but on
paper, and then refuse to answer questions — just as it’s funny that he thinks
people who laugh at him should be
prosecuted.
But I bit my tongue. Sessions likes to
prosecute journalists as well as people
who laugh at his expense. To commit
both crimes simultaneously might be
a capital offense.
If the attorney general is going to
continue doing laughable things and
the Justice Department is going to
keep making laughing at him a crime,
we are going to need some new guidelines about which laughter is illegal
(Fairooz claims her offense was “involuntary,” “reflexive” and at most a
“chortle of disdain,” while others have
described it as “two snorts” and a
“giggle”) and a schedule of penalties.
A misdemeanor chuckle at the attorney general’s expense, for example,
could be punished with up to 30 days
in prison for first-time offenders. An
aggravated guffaw would get you a
year, and if you were to confront Sessions with a premeditated ROFLMAO,
you’d be looking at 10 years, some of
that in solitary listening to Sessions’s
old Senate speeches. If you split your
sides when you laughed at Sessions,
your trial would be postponed until
you were medically fit.
Of course, Sessions, as the victim of
the crime, must recuse himself, and a
special prosecutor for laughter must
be appointed. I suggest James Comey,
just for giggles.
Twitter: @Milbank
POSTPARTISAN
Excerpted from washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan
The DACA test for the GOP
Refusing to uphold the law became somewhat fashionable in the Obama era — especially when it concerned immigration. Well,
now enter Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Pardon the Alabama vernacular, but Sessions ain’t a real fashionable guy. Good for
him. We either have laws or we don’t. We
can’t make them up on the fly.
On Tuesday, Sessions announced that the
Trump administration would no longer
shield from deportation undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as
minors. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, he said, “was implemented
unilaterally to great controversy and legal
concern after Congress rejected legislative
proposals to extend similar benefits on numerous occasions to this same group of
illegal aliens.” So, the administration has
given Congress six months to take action
and reflect the will of the people.
For his part, Sessions is committed to
enforcing the law above all else. Period.
Bringing DACA to an end is not some insider legislative tactic. Rather, it is a return to
proper law enforcement. And if Congress
legislates a provision protecting undocumented immigrants who have mostly
known life only in the United States — and if
President Trump signs the bill — Sessions
will be the first person to uphold that law.
Look, I hope Congress steps up and does
exactly that. Passing an exception for those
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More than 160,000 students
headed back to school Tuesday in
Montgomery County as the
sprawling suburban district outside Washington projected another year of record enrollment
and deepened its focus on foreign
languages and career education.
The first day of classes in Maryland’s largest school system arrived later than it has in more
than a decade, after a new state
mandate that schools open after Labor Day. But much was
otherwise the same, with teachers across the district’s 205
schools welcoming backpack-toting students.
Neighboring Prince George’s
County opens schools Wednesday, projecting a fifth year of rising enrollment, with more than
132,000 students. In Northern
Virginia, classes resumed Tues-
day in Arlington and Alexandria,
following earlier openings in other Virginia school systems and in
D.C. Public Schools.
Montgomery County Superintendent Jack Smith started the
day before sunrise at Paint
Branch High School in Burtonsville, where he mingled with students in hallways and talked to
one class about overcoming the
jitters and seizing the potential of
high school.
“This is the most important
time to be curious,” he said.
Smith, starting his second year
as the district’s leader, said in an
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evidence of greater learning
across grades and student populations in the year ahead, and an
increased awareness of career opportunities.
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College students at a crossroads
S
adhana Singh didn’t go to the rally
Tuesday at the White House; she
was studying before class.
But it was hard to concentrate,
with all the messages she was getting from professors and friends wondering if President Trump would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, wondering if she would be able to
legally finish her college degree or if she
could be deported.
“I have been bracing myself,” she said. “I
always thought it would be canceled.”
But then Attorney General Jeff Sessions
made the announcement. “It was crushing.
Because they put an end date on it.”
Singh, a 31-year-old native of Guyana, is
one of more than 100 students at Trinity
Washington University with provisional legal status through DACA. They now make
up about 10 percent of the private school’s
enrollment — enough to have a profound
BY
S USAN S VRLUGA
Sadhana Singh, a
senior at Trinity
Washington
University in D.C.,
was born in Guyana
and came to the
U.S. as a teen. She
is one of more than
100 students there
with provisional
legal status through
the Deferred Action
for Childhood
Arrivals program.
impact on campus culture. A senior, she is
part of the first group of DACA students
that will graduate next spring.
For Trinity’s president, Patricia McGuire,
the decision to welcome “dreamers” was
easy, a moral imperative. Trinity is one of
the schools partnering with TheDream.US
scholarship program, a nonprofit co-founded
by businessman and former Washington
Post owner Donald E. Graham that helps
students who came to this country illegally
but have temporary protected status or
DACA pay for college.
“It is so consistent with our mission,” she
said. “Real Catholic social justice.” And
despite the expense, because Trinity discounts tuition and raises money to help
such students attend, it has benefited the
school. “They are extraordinary, outstanding students,” she said. “Almost all are on
the dean’s list, very practical and very
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Silver Spring, recites the Pledge of Allegiance to start the day.
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P ERRY S TEIN
Before Donald Trump was
elected president, before “antifa” became a household term,
and before the FBI classified
fans of Insane Clown Posse’s
music as a gang, Christy Coyne
and Kevin Bobsein met at a
military base in Kuwait.
The year was 2010. He was a
computer engineer with the government. She worked in academic support for a university
that provided higher education
on the base.
The nonmilitary Americans on
the base stuck together, and Bobsein, 33, asked for her number
one day when they saw each other
during a meal. She nearly ripped
a page out of the book she was
then reading to write it down, but
he told her not to ruin the book,
and she knew right then she liked
him. They went to a local flea
market together on their first
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of styles — Calvin Klein, Kate
Spade and others — are displayed
in a variety of sizes.
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out better for a late-night burglar.
Instead of grabbing a handbag
for his heist, according to court
records in Montgomery County,
the burglar stuffed 250 pieces of
jewelry into a black trash bag
before hustling out. What he
didn’t realize was that at some
point during his escape after the
4 a.m. break-in on Feb. 16, the bag
tore — leaving a trail of stolen
jewelry that ultimately led to the
arrest of a 35-year-old suspect.
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Someone new has come for help
— maybe a parent with a struggling teenager or an adult who
has realized that his life is being
unraveled by drug addiction.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven
days a week, firefighters and police officers at stations in Anne
Arundel County are ready to assess people addicted to opioids
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nearly three times that many have
shown up.
The first was Jenna Keefer, 29,
who woke up to a Facebook post
on April 20 promoting Safe Stations. In previous weeks, she said,
she had tried and failed to get
help from family and friends.
Now, the fire station down the
street from where she grew up, in
Brooklyn Park, Md., was opening
its doors.
“When I got there, it was a
no-brainer; I couldn’t turn it
down,” Keefer said. “What they
were offering me was basically a
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Scholarship became a
‘salvation,’ student says
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Back to school, after a longer break
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panic, 29 percent white, 22 percent black and 14 percent Asian —
with more English-language
learners and economically disadvantaged students in recent years.
“Every single student needs to
walk out well-prepared for college, well-prepared for career, or
well-prepared for both,” he said.
Nearly 1,000 new teachers are
joining the Montgomery school
system this year, and new
Spanish-English language immersion programs began at
Brown Station Elementary and
Washington Grove Elementary.
More than 100 new school buses
are on the road.
This year’s expected jump in
enrollment — by nearly 2,300 students, to 161,302 — would mark
the ninth consecutive year that
the high-performing county
school system has recorded a
yearly increase of more than
2,000 students.
“It’s going to continue to be a
challenge for us, facility-wise and
resource-wise,” school board
member Patricia O’Neill said.
Montgomery’s
enrollment
surge of recent years is driven by
birthrate trends and a continuing
influx of families, said school district demographer Joel Gallihue.
Existing neighborhoods are turning over and bringing in more
parents with young children.
During four of the past five years,
sales of existing homes increased,
he said.
Smith began the new school
year with a vote of confidence
from the board of education,
which last week boosted his salary by $15,000, to $290,000 a year.
That makes his pay comparable
with his counterpart in Fairfax
County, Va., according to a district
analysis.
“Montgomery County Public
TOP: Bakayoko Zeguela gets a hug from her daughter Fatou Diaby,
a third-grader at Jackson Road Elementary School in Silver Spring,
on Tuesday. ABOVE: Sack breakfasts await employees and others at
Jackson Road Elementary on the first day of school.
Schools is the 17th-largest school
system in the nation, and we want
to make sure we remain competitive,” said Board of Education
President Michael Durso, noting
that the pay increase was initiated
by the board.
The county opened a new
school this year — Silver Creek
Middle in Kensington, its 205th —
and completed a classroom addition at Diamond Elementary in
Gaithersburg. Students are attending newly rebuilt schools at
Brown Station Elementary in
Gaithersburg, Wayside Elementary in Potomac and Wheaton
Woods Elementary in Rockville.
Shortly after he stepped into
the top post, Smith cited the narrowing of achievement gaps as “a
moral imperative for the community.” The system’s high level of
success would not continue without doing more for students of
color, those in poverty, Englishlanguage learners and children in
special education, he said.
On Tuesday, Smith echoed
those remarks and said the school
system had made progress by increasing access to rigorous
coursework. More Hispanic and
black students took Algebra 1 in
eighth grade, for example, he said.
“If you don’t have access to the
concepts, the material, the information, you cannot be successful
“This is the most important time to be curious.”
Montgomery County Superintendent Jack Smith, talking to students at Paint
Branch High School in Burtonsville, about seizing the potential of high school
in it,” he said.
In Prince George’s County, the
state’s second-largest school system, educators held student orientation Tuesday for ninth-graders
and those transitioning to middle
school.
To mark the opening of the
school year in Prince George’s, the
system’s chief executive, Kevin
Maxwell, plans to make stops at
several schools Wednesday, including a new $93.7 million campus for Fairmont Heights High.
“We will provide new facilities,
new programs and more opportunities for young people to be successful in life,” Maxwell said.
He also is scheduled to visit
Charles H. Flowers High, which
has a new program that offers
students a path to a bachelor’s
degree for $10,000 or less, and
Frederick Douglass High, which
has a program that places students in line for jobs in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
Student safety issues have
sparked concern in Montgomery
and Prince George’s recently.
In March, the Montgomery
school system drew national attention as two immigrant students who had crossed the border
illegally were accused of raping a
fellow student inside a bathroom
stall at Rockville High School.
Prosecutors eventually dropped
all sex assault charges in the case.
But parents and others raised
questions about school security,
and Smith launched a school-byschool security review. The district recently completed an examination of its 25 high schools and
is making upgrades and changes.
In June, a longtime Montgomery teacher was convicted on sexual abuse charges, raising questions about how the school system handles incidents of inappropriate conduct.
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MARYLAND
Deported brothers get into U.S. college in Nicaragua
BY
R ACHEL C HASON
Two brothers from Maryland
who were deported to their native
El Salvador in August now have a
new shot at college: soccer scholarships from an American university with a satellite campus in Nicaragua.
Lizandro and Diego Claros Saravia, who were deported Aug. 2
after a routine check-in with immigration authorities, will begin
this fall as freshmen at Keiser University in San Marcos, Nicaragua,
according to their sister, Fatima
Claros Saravia.
A spokeswoman for the university said she could confirm the
brothers’ enrollment but could
not provide any additional information because they had not
signed release forms waiving their
privacy rights.
“We are so excited for them,”
Fatima Claros Saravia said Tuesday, the same day the Trump administration said it would start to
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rescind the Obama-era Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields nearly
800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. “We will
keep fighting to bring them back.
“We will keep fighting to
bring them back.”
Fatima Claros Saravia, Lizandro and
Diego Claros Saravia’s sister
We will keep fighting this president.”
Fatima Claros Saravia, a DACA
recipient whose work permit expires in January, said she is scared
about her own future following
the announcement by Attorney
General Jeff Sessions. She plans to
apply for a two-year renewal of her
permit, which the Department of
Homeland Security is allowing for
DACA recipients whose permits
expire by March 5, 2018. But once
it expires, her future is unclear.
“Of course I am worried for
myself,” she said. “But my family
and I are also excited about the
new opportunity that Lizandro
and Diego have.”
Lizandro, 19, and Diego, 22, entered the United States illegally in
2009, too late to qualify for DACA.
They lived with their parents and
siblings in Germantown, Md., and
graduated from Quince Orchard
High School. Lizandro, a star soccer
player at the Bethesda Soccer Club,
had a scholarship to play soccer at
Louisburg College in North Carolina beginning this fall.
The brothers, who were caught
coming into the country with
fraudulent papers, were granted a
stay of deportation in 2013. Subsequent applications for stays were
denied.
Under the Obama administration, they were not a priority for
removal because of their clean rec-
ords and high school diplomas. But
under President Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have said that anyone in violation of immigration law can be
targeted for deportation.
Now they are living with extended family in a small village in
El Salvador, where high homicide
rates have fueled a boom in the
coffin-making business. They
don’t go out much. Their parents
and siblings in Maryland worry
about their safety.
“I don’t know what we’re going
to do,” Lizandro told The Washington Post last month from El Salvador. “I feel like in this country, I
don’t have a future.”
Being deported means it will be
hard for the brothers to reenter
the United States legally. The process will probably take at least 10
years, said Nick Katz, a lawyer at
the immigrant advocacy organization Casa, which represented the
pair.
motivated.”
She said from a conference of
Catholic University leaders on
Tuesday that the administrators
there were outraged. “To use these
young people as pawns in a political game with Congress is reprehensible. . . . There’s nothing
about this that we believe reflects
American values.”
But for many of those worried
about the impact of illegal immigration, DACA was never valid. It
was enacted by President Barack
Obama by executive action rather
than legislation. And some warn
that it creates a loophole that
could worsen the problem of illegal immigration by providing a
clear incentive to come to the
United States.
If the students were able to
become U.S. citizens, “they would
petition for their parents, and
there’s no numerical limit,” said
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration
Studies, a think tank that supports
tighter controls on immigration.
While some welcomed the decision and others prepared to fight,
Singh kept preparing for her
French, energy and international
affairs classes Tuesday afternoon.
“I’m overwhelmed,” she said, “by
all the feelings streaming in.”
It had been such a long journey
to college.
She knew when her parents’
tourist visas to the United States
expired. At 13, she took care of a lot
of paperwork for the family because of her parents’ lack of education. And so, even as she marveled
at the scale and expanse of everything in the United States — the
highways, the stores, the possibilities all so much more vast than
anything back home in Guyana —
she worried.
But they stayed.
And the longer they stayed, the
more she learned about the promise of this place. “I came to America, and this whole world opened to
me that I never saw before,” she
said. “All these opportunities — all
these things.”
No one knew her secret in the
small town in Georgia where the
family settled. The thing she wanted most, she said, was just to blend
in, to be American. She faked a
local accent. She picked an
American-sounding name and
told everyone to call her Ashley.
She loved reading and writing
and learning. She worked hard,
becoming one of the top students
in her class. She dreamed of college. But while her classmates
ticked off milestones — learner’s
permit, driver’s license, college applications — she just kept pretending to fit in.
After graduation, Singh finally
told a few friends that she was not
in the country legally. One of their
parents hired her anyway. Her father, who had been a chauffeur in
Guyana and kept his international
driver’s license, drove her to work.
At the end of the day, he drove her
home.
She felt as though she were
looking through glass at everyone
else traveling and learning and
starting exciting new careers,
while she stood still, unable to
pursue the college education she
coveted. For nine years.
“I felt so left behind and so
repressed,” she said. “I couldn’t
move on to achieve any of my
goals, my dreams.”
She questioned why her parents had left Guyana, and she
thought about going back herself,
even though it seemed entirely
foreign to her. In that culture, she
wouldn’t be expected to continue
her education, either. But at least
she would be there legally. She
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Trinity Washington University
about cracking down on illegal
immigration and ending the
DACA program made her so anxious that it was hard to concentrate on studying. “The fear was
very real to me,” she said, “knowing I had come so far and achieved
so much, and it was all going to be
taken away from me in an instant.”
She hopes to be able to graduate. Even if she had to leave the
country to work, she would be
grateful to have her degree. She
has a few months to plan, she said,
although she has no idea what
she’ll do. And she has little confidence Congress will be able to
help.
As she watched the attorney
general on Tuesday, she had a sudden urge to scream at him. “The
constitutional overreach, the politics of the situation. . . . It’s human
beings that are involved.”
As she heard from friends worried about how they would support their families, she thought
about how many people were affected, vastly more than the hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries of DACA. “It was really devastating now to pull the rug [out]
from . . . under us.”
“We’re all thinking about someone else more than we’re thinking
about ourselves,” she said. She was
most upset for her brother, who
has been able to work at Home
Depot after getting DACA status.
Her parents depend on his income. The program has changed
all their lives, she said.
“It pulled us into American society,” she said. “We were there all
along — but we couldn’t participate.”
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people as pawns in a
political game with
Congress is
reprehensible.”
With TheDream.US National Scholarship, Sadhana Singh came to
Trinity Washington University when she was 28.
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could drive, do things, travel without fear.
Then DACA was created. She
applied immediately — it seemed
too good to be true. And a coworker told her about a new scholarship he had heard about on the
radio.
“It was incredible,” she said. “It
was a salvation.”
With TheDream.US National
Scholarship, she came to Trinity,
one of the program’s partner
schools.
She was 28 years old and a
college freshman. “I was 18 again,”
she said. “Everything excited me
— the cafeteria, walking around
campus, my dorm. I embraced the
experience of being a normal college student.”
Calculus tripped her up a little.
Other classes she found easier
than she had expected; she had
read so much in her years out of
school that she hadn’t fallen too
far behind.
Her parents had been hesitant
about college — it wasn’t something they had thought much
about. They needed her income,
and they were surprised to think
of her moving out of their home.
But then they saw how happy she
was and began to understand she
was doing this to help the whole
family by opening up much greater opportunities for herself.
This past year, she had to stop
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Boy, 13, is stabbed at
school in Northwest
A 13-year-old boy was stabbed
Tuesday afternoon at the British
International School, north of
Georgetown, and taken to a
hospital for treatment, according
to D.C. police.
The injured boy was reported
to be conscious, with injuries that
appeared not to be lifethreatening, police said.
Authorities said a knife or another
sharp object was used in the
attack.
Police detained another
student, a girl, but did not arrest
her because they believe she has
diplomatic immunity, said Dustin
Sternbeck, the D.C. police
spokesman. Police are consulting
with the District’s attorney
general about possible charges.
The Secret Service confirmed it
sent investigators to the private
school in Northwest Washington.
Matthias Wehler, the
spokesman for the German
Embassy, said the young suspect is
the daughter of an embassy staff
member. He said the matter
would be investigated and the
parents could be disciplined if
found to have contributed in any
way.
The stabbing occurred shortly
before 1 p.m. inside the school in
the 2000 block of Wisconsin
Avenue NW, near Glover Park and
the U.S. Naval Observatory, where
the vice president lives.
— Peter Hermann
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Suspect in killing
surrenders to police
A 35-year-old man who police
said fatally shot one man and
injured another before fleeing
turned himself in after an
overnight manhunt.
The incident happened around
2 p.m. Monday at a home in the
6000 block of Port Tobacco Road
in Nanjemoy, Md., about an hour
south of Washington. One victim
died and the other man reportedly
was in serious condition,
according to law enforcement
officials.
Authorities said Brian Pierce
surrendered to police Tuesday
morning in La Plata, Md. Police
did not release the name of the
man who was killed, pending
notification of his family.
— Dana Hedgpeth
State House leader’s
grandson slain
The grandson of a leader of the
House of Delegates was killed in
northeast Baltimore on Monday
in what police said was a targeted
“broad daylight” shooting.
The victim was identified as
Tyrone Ray, 22. His grandfather is
Del. Talmadge Branch (DBaltimore City), the House
majority whip.
Police said they were looking
for two men who fled in a vehicle.
They said they did not know of a
motive in the shooting.
— Martin Weil
VIRGINIA
Ga. man charged
in gang murder
A Georgia man was charged
with murder after police said he
was involved in the gang-related
slaying of a Fairfax teen whose
body was found last month,
authorities said Tuesday.
On. Aug. 22, police found
Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo of
Mount Vernon dead near
Nokesville Road and Fauquier
Drive. Hewas reported missing on
Aug. 4. His mother told police he
was attacked Aug. 3, and his body
was found after a search with
cadaver dogs. Police said they
thought his disappearance was
gang- related.
On Sept. 3, Hector Armando
Gamez-Amaya, 28, of
McDonough, Ga., was arrested in
Georgia, Prince William County
police said in a statement. He was
charged with murder in Ruiz
Carrillo’s death, the statement
said.
— Justin Wm. Moyer
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Man hit by stun gun
dies in Ocean City
Maryland State Police are
investigating the death of a man
who was taken to a hospital after
being hit with a stun gun while
being arrested by Ocean City
police.
Authorities say an officer used
his Taser while trying to arrest 28year-old Byron Tunnell of Ocean
City after a traffic stop early
Tuesday. Despite being Tased,
Tunnell fled on foot, allegedly
discarding drugs, before finally
being subdued.
— Associated Press
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Women sew as part of the Red Cross’s war effort at its District headquarters in 1917.
Volunteers were provided with patterns to knit walking casts and helmet liners.
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In this undated photo, American Red Cross workers distribute chocolate, cigarettes
and more to wounded black soldiers arriving at a hospital in Auteuil, near Paris.
Recalling the great things the Red Cross did during the Great War
One of the things
that has always
struck me about
the cluster of
American Red
Cross buildings
John
off 17th Street
Kelly’s
NW, across from
Washington the Ellipse, is their
sheer whiteness.
There are three
buildings, and they’re all made of
Vermont marble so blindingly
white that I’m reminded of an
old-fashioned nurse’s uniform:
bleached and starched and
sanitized.
You might even say “pure,” and
perhaps it’s that purity that has
been so welcomed by people in
need, especially in wartime.
Imagine going from the
horrifying muck and mire of a
World War I trench to a cool and
clean Red Cross hospital. It must
have seemed like dying and going
to heaven — without the dying
part.
The role the American Red
Cross played in the Great War is
the subject of a modest new
exhibit at the charity’s
headquarters. It’s a fitting
setting. The building was
dedicated in 1917, the year the
United States entered the war.
The Red Cross movement was
itself born out of conflict. The
International Red Cross was
founded in 1863 after Swiss
businessman Jean Henri
Dunant was moved by the
aftermath of the AustroSardinian war. The American
Red Cross was founded in 1881 by
Clara Barton, who had cared for
soldiers in the Civil War.
As early as 1914, the American
Red Cross sent a mercy ship to
the European theater, stocked
with medical supplies and staffed
with nurses and doctors.
The ship came back when the
money ran out, but when the
United States entered the war,
President Woodrow Wilson
asked the Red Cross to organize a
multipronged aid effort. By the
end of the war, the Red Cross had
founded 50 hospitals in Europe,
provided ambulance drivers
(Ernest Hemingway and Walt
Disney both volunteered),
entertained soldiers in canteens
both stateside and overseas,
reunited families lost in the
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chaos and rolled a lot of
bandages.
I’d always wondered whether
“rolling bandages” was really just
busywork, but the exhibit
explains that it was only one part
of the useful medically related
tasks performed by the charity’s
supporters. The Red Cross
provided patterns so volunteers
could knit walking casts and
helmet liners. Volunteers
stitched laparotomy pads, fabric
items used in surgery to keep a
soldier’s insides inside.
Before rolling bandages,
volunteers cut them, using
massive shears to slice rolls of
gauze down to size. Some of the
gauze was packed with moss,
which absorbed blood. This was
all done in a clean room kept free
of stray fibers, then it was sent off
to be sterilized.
One exhibit case holds the
handsome gray whipcord
uniform worn by Georgia A.
Cerow, who after graduating
from Barnard College traveled to
France, where she eventually
helped manage a Red Cross
warehouse.
Women were the backbone of
the Red Cross, and before the war
the organization had basically
been run by one named Mabel
Thorp Boardman. When war
broke out, Boardman was
sidelined, and control shifted to
an all-male War Council.
“She didn’t want to be pushed
out,” said Susan Wilson, the Red
Cross archivist who assembled
the exhibition.
Nearly 400 Red Cross workers
died in World War I, including
296 nurses. The majority were
women.
Free tours of the Red Cross
national headquarters, 430 17th
St. NW, are at 10 and 2 on
Wednesdays and Fridays. To
make a reservation, email
tours@redcross.org.
A shiny G.E.M.
After Monday’s column on
vanished Rockville/North
Bethesda retail businesses, I
heard from my friend Dave
Nuttycombe.
“Not to pick a fight, but Jim
Hartnett’s memory is a wee bit
off about the location of the
G.E.M. store,” Dave wrote. “The
building was not on the site of
the now-demolished White Flint
Mall. It was right next door to the
north, on Nicholson Lane in what
is now the Shoppers grocery.”
The address in ads in The Post
from the 1970s is 5100 Nicholson
Lane — and Kensington, not
Rockville.
Wrote Dave: “I know this
because my first job as a 16-yearold was working in the sports
department of G.E.M. I knew
nothing about sports and less
about the many rifles and
shotguns the store sold in that
section. I wasn’t allowed to deal
with the firearms, though I did
sell a few boxes of bullets, which
were kept behind the counter. I
lasted six weeks, and then school
started. Later, I worked one
Christmas at W. Bell, a similar
members-only store on
Twinbrook Parkway. That
building is now a Guitar Center.”
Dave joked that he’s planning a
walking tour of failed Rockville
retail outfits.
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The police pursuit that ended
in a crash Sunday afternoon
outside Trump International
Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue
NW began after a woman reported being threatened by a
former boyfriend who was
armed with a knife, according to
a D.C. police report.
Police said the woman, locked
inside a car as the driver sped
erratically through traffic, wrestled away the knife and was able
to escape. Police then pursued
the vehicle for more than a mile
until it crashed into another car
about 2 p.m. on 12th Street NW
and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Five people were hospitalized
with injuries: the suspect, two
police officers, and a mother and
her young child whose vehicle
was struck, police said.
Police identified the suspect
as Anthony Smith, 29, of Oxon
Hill, Md. He faces charges that
include reckless driving, fleeing
police, leaving the scene of an
accident and assault with a
dangerous weapon. Smith remained hospitalized Tuesday.
A police report says officers
recovered a steak knife with a
wooden handle from the suspect’s vehicle, which had been
reported stolen from Prince
George’s County on Saturday.
The pursuit drew attention
because it ended blocks from the
White House and in front of the
Trump hotel, which is a frequent
target of protesters. The hotel is
protected by security, and police
are sometimes present.
At the time, police had Pennsylvania Avenue blocked with
large dump trucks at 12th Street
to prevent a vehicular attack on
a Syrian folk festival that was
underway.
The police report says that the
incident began in the 1000 block
of New Jersey Avenue NW, just
south of New York Avenue. Police said the suspect demanded
that the woman, the mother of
his child, get into the car and she
did so, fearing he might harm
her.
He drove off and she demanded to be let out, police said, but
he refused. The woman told
police that the man was “driving
recklessly,” weaving in and out
of traffic and going through red
lights.
While driving, police said, the
man pulled a knife from his
sock. The woman said she
grabbed it, “then opened the
front passenger door while the
car was in motion and jumped
out of the vehicle.”
D.C. police were called, spotted the car and began to chase it.
The exact route of the pursuit
was not immediately available,
but police reported that the vehicle struck several cars and that
damage was reported along New
York and Constitution avenues.
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The man in the blue minivan
hollered at Sgt. Nick Cicale for
help as they were stopped at the
light at a busy intersection Thursday night.
The driver of the van yelled
that his wife was about to have a
baby.
“Right now?” the Prince
George's police officer yelled
back.
“Providence Hospital! Providence Hospital!” Carlos Sura kept
screaming through the rolleddown window of the van.
Cicale followed, planning to
make sure the family would get to
the hospital safely, but not more
than 200 yards away from where
the father in the van waved down
the officer it was time.
Sura pulled over and flung
open the doors of the van as his
wife was in full labor, with the
baby’s head crowning as Cicale
approached.
“Female is having a baby, like
right now!” Cicale radioed to dispatchers around 9:40 p.m.
Cicale slipped some gloves on
and after a few good contractions,
a boy, Carlos, entered the world.
“Little Carlos literally came flying out,” Cicale said. “I literally
caught him.”
“Baby is out,” Cicale told dispatchers less than five minutes
after stopping.
Sura took off his shirt and Cicale
bundled up the crying infant before heading to the hospital.
“Female is having a
baby, like right now!”
the Prince George’s
officer radioed to
dispatchers around
9:40 p.m. Thursday.
The 19-year-veteran of the police department visited Baby Carlos and the infant’s family Tuesday afternoon, about five days
after the officer stopped along
East-West Highway in University
Park to play stork.
Carlos Sura and his wife, Sara
Granados, thanked the officer for
helping them make a special delivery.
Cicale presented Baby Carlos
with a tiny outfit made to look
like a police uniform and a stuffed
police K-9 in a vest.
“There’s a future police officer
right there,” Cicale joked as the
infant slept nearby in a car seat
with the stuffed dog nuzzling
against his chest.
Granados said she had been to
the hospital earlier Thursday but
was told to go back home because it was still early in her
labor. On the second trip to the
hospital, she said something felt
wrong and she was worried she
had lost the baby. She was relieved to see a police officer
coming to her aid.
Cicale, who works for the K-9
section, said he has one son, but
never thought he’d be involved
with delivering a baby. He said
Granados did all the hard work.
“I was just there to catch him,”
Cicale said.
Sura and Granados said they
were thankful Cicale was at the
right place at the right time.
“I’m very happy,” Sura said.
“Everything is good now.”
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Tying the knot
on a very D.C. day
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date, where they ate sandwiches
and saw the varied offerings, including used underwear and furniture. They traveled to Dubai,
Jordan and throughout Europe
together and now live in a
cramped apartment in Northeast
Washington with their 18-pound
cat, Mr. Miyago.
But one of the more unusual
events they may experience together could unfold right in their
back yard — on their wedding
day.
“We will definitely try to
walk around the
weddings. . . . [ But]
Juggalos make excellent
wedding guests.”
Jason Webber, an organizer of the
Juggalo rally being held Sept. 16 to
protest the FBI’s gang designation for
fans of Insane Clown Posse’s music
They plan to have their Sept. 16
wedding at the D.C. War Memorial — an idyllic and popular wedding location that on this particular day will be nestled between a
pro-Trump rally, a protest by fans
of Insane Clown Posse, and charity events. Fans of Insane Clown
Posse call themselves Juggalos,
and they are more known for
clown face paint and outrageous
antics than for blending into idyllic wedding locales.
“I figure, they’re humans;
they’ll be okay. They’ll see it’s a
wedding and stay away,” Bobsein
said. “Or, who knows? Maybe it’ll
make for good photos.”
“I laughed; I was like, ‘Oh my
gosh. Half of my family is afraid of
clowns,’ ” said Coyne, 38. “Everyone’s just rolling with it; there’s
nothing we can do about it.”
The couple applied in March
for the $90 National Park Service
permit to have their wedding at
the D.C. War Memorial. At the
time, they knew there would be
other events on the Mall but
didn’t know just how many there
would be, or how ridiculous they
would sound to their out-of-town
guests.
The National Park Service says
Sept. 16 is one of its busiest days
this year, with more than 30
groups and individuals seeking
permits for events on federal park
space across the District. The
events include protests, charity
races, group exercise classes and
two weddings at the D.C. War
Memorial.
The pro-Trump “free speech”
rally, dubbed the Mother of All
Rallies, will take place near the
Washington Monument. The Juggalo gathering, which is protesting the FBI’s 2011 classification of
Juggalos as a gang after crimes
were committed by people who
identified as Juggalos, will start
near the Lincoln Memorial, according to Park Service permits
issued to the group. Organizers
expect more than 3,000 Juggalos
to attend.
An anti-Trump rally will unfold
near the White House. The D.C.
War Memorial is in a secluded
area near the Washington Monument.
Bobsein and Coyne said a National Park Service employee
alerted them in June that their
wedding coincided with the Jug-
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:
Kevin Bobsein and Christy
Coyne learned well into their
wedding planning that their
nuptials at the D.C. War
Memorial would coincide with
a flurry of nearby rallies,
protests and other events on the
Mall. Paul Anquoe, a.k.a.
“Crazy P. Thang,” from Tulsa,
and Flip Flop the Clown, from
St. Petersburg, Fla., are
Juggalos, members of a group
with a Sept. 16 date on the Mall.
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galo rally and asked whether they
wanted to change their wedding
date. They decided it was too late
to make a change. They would
stay put. They say they do not
expect any problems or interruptions during their short afternoon ceremony but concede that
all the hubbub on the Mall could
make the proceedings a little
noisy.
They acknowledge that they
did start looking into the Juggalos’ gang classification when they
learned that their wedding would
coincide with the group’s protest.
Although they had never listened
to any Insane Clown Posse music,
they do sympathize with the Juggalos’ mission.
“I support their cause. It seems
ridiculous,” Coyne said of the FBI
gang classification. “Let them be.”
The ceremony will be less than
an hour, in the middle of the
afternoon, with a fairly quick exit
so that the wedding party can
SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
make way for another wedding
later in the afternoon. They plan
to have a professional photographer shoot wedding pictures at
the memorial and will then head
to their reception in the District’s
Brookland neighborhood.
Their 150 guests could interact
with some of the protesters as
they find cabs and other car services to take them across town to
the venue, where local pizza,
beers and a DJ will await them.
“Our goal is just for everyone to
have a good time, a lot of drinking
and a lot of dancing,” Bobsein
said.
The U.S. Park Police would not
discuss the security plan for the
day but said the agency is prepared for all the events.
The Juggalos said they expect
their event to be peaceful and do
not plan to interact with any of
the political protesters.
“We will definitely try to walk
around the weddings,” Jason
Webber, an organizer of the Juggalo rally, said in an interview last
month. But, he added, “Juggalos
make excellent wedding guests.”
Bobsein said the couple plan to
have a very D.C. celebration.
Their reception will be catered by
Petworth’s Timber Pizza, and the
“godmother” of the city’s popular
bocce ball leagues will officiate at
the wedding ceremony. (Bobsein
and Coyne are big bocce ballplayers.) So all the events on the Mall
coinciding with their wedding
will just be part of the D.C. nature
of the proceedings.
It is not clear whether any of
the protest groups plan to confront other groups on the day.
And while the couple did not
want to get into politics, they said
they have not participated in any
protests in the Trump era and do
not plan to start on their wedding
day. But, they said, their wedding
will be open to two D.C. guests to
whom they never officially sent
an invitation.
“If President Obama and Michelle want to stop by, they are
welcome to,” Bobsein said.
perry.stein@washpost.com
Police and fire stations
united in drug program
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LUANGSAY PHOTO BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE: OTHER PHOTOS BY DAN MORSE/THE WASHINGTON POST
Assaloun Luangsay of Silver Spring has been charged in two Montgomery County burglaries. The second took place in February at this
Lord & Taylor store in North Bethesda. Police say a trail of jewelry led them across Rockville Pike, at right, and to the 35-year-old’s arrest.
Suspect held without bond in case of the leaking loot
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Chaikin, a Montgomery County
defense attorney and former
county prosecutor.
Police arrested Assaloun Luangsay of Silver Spring. They say
the investigation into the Lord &
Taylor case helped them solve an
earlier break-in at a nearby J.C.
Penney store. Together, police allege, Luangsay stole more than
$300,000 worth of jewelry in the
store break-ins.
Facing a November trial in
both cases, Luangsay is being
held in the Montgomery County
jail on no-bond status. His attorney could not be reached for
comment.
A native of Laos, Luangsay has
lived in the Washington region
for about two decades and
worked as an auto-body repairman, court files show. He has
previous court cases, including
an immigration case, according
to court records. Federal agents
recently lodged a detainer against
him — an indication that they
believe he eventually could be
deported.
It was the J.C. Penney store, in
downtown Wheaton, that was
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the burglar’s first moves at Penney’s was acquiring a sturdy bag.
“The suspect grabbed a bag
and metal shelf bracket from the
adjacent handbag department
and walked directly towards the
fine jewelry department,” detectives wrote in court documents.
Using the shelf bracket, the
burglar broke display cases,
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grabbed 166 rings, bracelets,
necklaces and earrings, and carried them out in the handbag,
police alleged.
In the process, he tripped off a
motion sensor alarm.
But as it happened, the store
had been having false sensor readings, and a Penney representative
didn’t think it was worth having
the police respond, according to
court records. It took several
hours to detect the break-in.
Detectives say they made progress on the case, but they didn’t
bring charges.
They got a break this year,
though, after someone broke in to
the Lord & Taylor in North
Bethesda, three miles away. In
that case, police were notified of
an alarm and got to the store.
Interior surveillance video
showed a person wearing a black
mask, sunglasses and a black knit
cap smash into the store with a
metal pipe, head to the jewelry
section, break 10 display cases
and place jewelry into “what appears to be a black trash bag,”
detectives wrote in court filings.
Outside the store, police found
a trail of jewelry leading from
Lord & Taylor and across the
many lanes of Rockville Pike. The
trail “ended abruptly” beside a
parking garage, according to
court records.
Detectives got surveillance video from the garage in hopes it
might reveal the burglar after he
removed his mask. According to
police accounts, that’s just what
happened; police say the video
showed a clear image of Luangsay
climbing into a vehicle and driving off.
Detectives also were able to tie
pawnshop records, showing the
sale of jewelry, to Luangsay and at
least one relative, according to
court records.
Luangsay is due in court next
on Sept. 13. His trial in both cases
is scheduled to start Nov. 7.
dan.morse@washpost.com
laboration between the police
and fire departments, the Anne
Arundel Crisis Response System,
the county health department
and the state’s attorney’s office.
Police and fire stations are the
points of entry. The crisisresponse teams are the lifelines to
treatment centers. The health department provides grant money
and referral services. And the
state’s attorney’s office — headed
by a prosecutor, Wes Adams (R),
whose brother-in-law died of an
overdose in January — tries to
address barriers to treatment,
such as voiding warrants and
postponing court dates for addicts so that they can qualify for
drug treatment.
“It’s the worst point in their life,
and they just want help,” Charles
Phillips, who was a fire captain in
Brooklyn Park until he retired last
week, said of the addicts who have
participated in Safe Stations.
“They’re the most decent people,
and they’re very thankful.”
There have been more than 720
heroin and opioid overdoses —
more than 90 of them fatal — in
the county so far this year, according to the fire department. Last
year, there were 153 fatal overdoses from heroin and prescription
opioids, according to the state
health department, compared
with 71 fatalities five years ago.
The rising numbers led to the
creation of a task force that, in
turn, launched the Safe Station
program.
“We were losing people and our
overdoses were rising, so we said,
‘What can we do with our resources together?’ ” said Crisis Response System Director Jen Corbin.
Initially, each agency had to
find money from within its budget to cover any costs. In July, with
Crisis Response System teams
stretched thin by the unexpected
popularity of the program, the
state awarded the county a grant
of $287,000 to hire more personnel.
“We’re getting them when
they’re ready,” said Anne Arundel
Fire Chief Allan Graves. “It’s hard
for someone at 1 a.m. to get on the
Internet or call people. Now they
have one stop — a fire station or
police station.”
Of about 100 people who
sought help from Safe Stations
between April 20 and July 31,
87 agreed to enter drug treatment, county officials said. Fortyone of those people had completed inpatient programs by July 31.
Nine were still in treatment, and
four were awaiting placement.
Officials did not yet have similar data for the approximately 50
people who sought help through
Safe Stations in August. Of Anne
Arundel’s 31 fire stations, Brooklyn Park has received the most
addicts seeking treatment, officials said, about 1 out of 4 who
have come to stations so far.
About 80 percent of the people
who enter drug treatment
through the Safe Stations program go to Hope House Treatment Center, which is one of the
largest residential programs in
the state and has locations in
Laurel and Crownsville.
Executive
Director
Peter
D’Souza said that Safe Stations
participants go to the top of the
wait list, so they can get into
treatment right away.
“These people are in life-anddeath situations,” he said.
Keefer completed a program at
Hope House and is living in a
sober house for women in recovery, and is looking for a job.
Without Safe Stations, “I really
don’t think I would have made it
this far,” she said. “You get clean or
you die.”
rachel.siegel@washpost.com
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The Safe Stations program was launched by an Anne Arundel Crisis
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Contract awarded for Washington Monument elevator system, screening area
BY
D ANA H EDGPETH
The Washington Monument’s
elevator will undergo a major
modernization effort and the attraction will get a new, permanent area for safety checks and
visitor screenings as part of a
nearly $10.8 million project.
The National Park Service said
Tuesday that it awarded a contract for both projects to Grunley
Construction of Rockville. Officials said the monument is expected to reopen in the spring of
2019.
The monument has been
closed since August 2016 because
of reliability issues with its elevator. Under the new contract,
awarded Friday after a months-
long process, about $3 million
will be spent to repair and modernize the elevator.
The elevator work is being paid
for by a donation from the philanthropist and businessman David
M. Rubenstein. He gave $7.5 million to help fund repairs after an
earthquake damaged the monument in 2011. Rubenstein has
been a major contributor to other
projects in the Washington area,
including helping to pay for renovations to the Lincoln Memorial.
The roughly $7 million remaining in the contract will be spent
on a new glass-and-steel building
for security and visitor screenings.
The 555-foot-tall marble-andgranite Washington Monument is
Officials said the
monument, closed since
August 2016, is
expected to reopen in
the spring of 2019.
considered a hallowed symbol of
the country and Washington. It
hosts about 600,000 visitors a
year and is one of the tallest
free-standing masonry structures
in the world — often a must-visit
for those coming to the capital.
Construction started in 1848
and was completed in 1884.
The monument was damaged
in an Aug. 23, 2011, earthquake
and had to be repaired. But its
elevator, which takes visitors to
an observation deck at the top,
had troubles even before the
earthquake.
The elevator breakdowns interrupted visits and at times
forced visitors to use the monument’s more than 800 steps. The
stairs are used only in emergencies and have been closed to
visitors since the 1970s.
The monument was shut down
for short stints in 2016 when its
elevator had troubles, but the
Park Service closed it indefinitely
later that year. At the time,
spokesman Mike Litterst said
that having to close the monument was a “horrible inconvenience and frustrating for us and
our visitors.”
The elevator was 15 years old
and had nearly worn out its electrical and mechanical systems,
according to Park Service officials. The life expectancy for elevators is between 15 and 20 years,
depending on usage. At the monument, the elevator is run yearround for eight hours a day.
Officials said the new system
will track the elevator’s direction,
speed, leveling and delays. The
elevator also will have a feature to
allow remote access to the control
system at the top of the monument from the ground level, ac-
cording to the Park Service.
There will also be upgrades to
equipment, electrical and wiring
components, and the elevator’s
machine-room area.
The new screening area will
have “full ballistic and blast protection” features, according to
park officials. It will be able to
hold up to 20 visitors at a time for
screening. The money for the
screening center is being paid for
from the Park Service’s fiscal 2017
funds.
The existing screening area at
the monument, which has been in
place since 2001, is to be removed.
dana.hedgpeth@washpost.com
Michael E. Ruane contributed to this
report.
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MURRAY LERNER, 90
Filmmaker kept his
eye on musicians
BY
M ATT S CHUDEL
Murray Lerner, a documentary
filmmaker who captured key moments in the history of rock-androll, including Bob Dylan’s first
electrically amplified performance in 1965, and who won an
Academy Award for “Mao to Mozart,” a 1980 film about violinist
Isaac Stern in China, died Sept. 2
at his home in Queens. He was 90.
The cause was kidney failure,
said his son, Noah Lerner.
Beginning in 1963, Mr. Lerner
went to the Newport Folk Festival
in Rhode Island for three years
running, drawn by what he saw as
a burgeoning youth movement
built around a changing musical
culture. In particular, he was captivated by Dylan’s evolution from
playing acoustic folk music to
amplified rock.
His camera was rolling when
Dylan “plugged in” at the 1965
festival, much to the dismay of
folk purists. Dylan’s electrifying
performance of “Maggie’s Farm”
changed the direction of rockand-roll.
Contrary to popular lore,
“there were very few boos that I
could hear on the original soundtrack,” Mr. Lerner told the New
York Daily News in 1998. “I don’t
know whether the catcalls were
there and I didn’t hear them or
whether they’re an exaggeration
of memory.”
The resulting film, “Festival,”
received an Academy Award nomination in 1968.
“It felt like a new world was
opening up, and Dylan was going
to be the high priest,” Mr. Lerner
told Britain’s Daily Telegraph
newspaper in 2007, when he released a film focused strictly on
Dylan, “The Other Side of the
Mirror.”
In 1970, Mr. Lerner moved to
the Isle of Wight in Britain in time
to film one of the last great rock
festivals, which drew 600,000
spectators, more than at earlier
festivals in Woodstock, N.Y., and
Altamont, Calif. It included some
of the final performances of Jimi
Hendrix and Jim Morrison and
the Doors.
Mr. Lerner’s film about the festival, “Message to Love” — not
released until 1997 because of
musical rights and funding — was
named by Rolling Stone magazine
as one of the 40 greatest rock
documentaries ever made. In
many ways, it portrayed the collapse of the youthful idealism Mr.
Lerner had seen a few years earlier at Newport.
He showed concert promoters
cursing into telephones and
counting out fistfuls of cash in
various currencies piled on the
floor. Some performers refused to
take the stage without being paid
in advance.
Mr. Lerner had eight cameras
at the Isle of Wight and made 11
documentaries from his footage,
including films on Miles Davis,
Leonard Cohen and Hendrix, who
died 19 days after his performance. Shortly before his death, Mr.
Lerner completed his final project, “Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight 1970,”
which will be released later this
year and poignantly captures a
tearful Mitchell pleading with a
CRITERION COLLECTION/JANUS FILMS
When Bob Dylan played his notorious electrified concert at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, above,
documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, below, was there, as he had been since 1963. His resulting
film, “Festival,” received an Academy Award nomination in 1968. He won in 1980 for “Mao to Mozart.”
hostile crowd.
Nine years after the Isle of
Wight, Mr. Lerner took his cameras to China to film a tour by Stern,
one of the first western classical
musicians to perform there after
the death of leader Mao Zedong in
1976.
Mr. Lerner showed Stern in
concert, as a teacher and as a wry
observer of Chinese life. He marveled at the groups of people doing exercises in unison. “On the
other hand,” Stern said, “they
can’t play Mozart.”
Newsweek film critic David
Ansen described “Mao to Mozart,”
which won the 1981 Oscar for best
documentary, as “a stirring, lovely
LERNER FAMILY
STUART J. LONG, 75
able with politicians and decision-makers as he was with the
busboy or bartender at the Hawk
& Dove.”
Mr. Long’s survivors include
his wife since 1982, Cherie
McGuire Long of Washington;
two children, James S. Long of
New York City and Dr. Jessica
Saloonkeeper co-owned
Hawk ‘n’ Dove tavern
BY
B ART B ARNES
Stuart J. Long, a lawyer turned
saloonkeeper who co-founded
the Hawk ‘n’ Dove tavern on
Capitol Hill in 1967, its name a
reflection of the soul-searing national debate over the U.S. waging of war in Vietnam, died
July 29 at his home in Washington. He was 75.
The cause was cancer, said his
son, James S. Long.
Mr. Long ran his tavern for 44
years until “The Hawk,” as it was
known in its neighborhood,
closed in 2011 when Mr. Long lost
his lease. It reopened two years
later under new management but
without its gritty decor or the
persona of its eponymous original patrons.
Over the years, Mr. Long also
ran other taverns on Capitol Hill
and elsewhere — Jenkins Hill,
Duddington’s, Yolanda’s Al Campidoglio. He was among the first
white businessmen to become
major financial backers of Marion Barry for public office. He
developed real estate on Capitol
Hill, where he grew up; had a
small legal practice; and was a
prominent fundraiser and supporter for his high school alma
mater, Gonzaga College High
School.
But the reputation he cherished, and the one by which he
was best known, was that of the
barkeep of the Hawk ‘n’ Dove. As
an upcoming young politician,
Barry drank there. So did Supreme Court Justice William O.
Douglas, House Speaker Thomas
P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr. (D-Mass.), Rep.
Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.) and thousands of congressional staffers,
lobbyists, tourists and neighbors.
“I was the dove of the Hawk
and Dove,” Mr. Long told former
Washington Post reporter Megan
Rosenfeld in a 2011 interview for
a Capitol Hill history project. The
bar opened at a time of turbulence and passion when millions
of Americans were choosing sides
— hawks or doves — on Vietnam,
and were willing and ready to
fight about it. The Hawk ‘n’ Dove
bar was conceived as a place
where disagreements could be
settled peaceably.
Mr. Long’s business partner,
Michael Lange, was the hawk, Mr.
Long said.
“Did he go to Vietnam?”
Rosenfeld asked.
“No,” said Mr. Long. “Most
hawks don’t go to Vietnam, and
they don’t send their kids either.”
Stuart James Long was born in
Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 21, 1942,
and moved to the Washington
area a year later. He was one of
eight children. His father was a
government social worker who
helped establish an office of aging in what now is the Department of Health and Human Services. His mother bought, rehabilitated and sold houses in
Washington neighborhoods including Capitol Hill.
After Gonzaga high school, Mr.
Long enrolled at the College of
the Holy Cross in Worcester,
Mass., where he graduated in
1964. Years later, he would tell
friends that he talked his way into
work that not only offers unusual
glimpses of Chinese culture but
also captures the teaching process as few films have.”
Murray Lerner was born May 8,
1927, in Philadelphia and grew up
in New York City. He was raised by
a single mother in a poor, Orthodox Jewish household.
As a high school student in
Brooklyn, Mr. Lerner won first
prize a citywide poetry contest.
He earned a scholarship to Harvard University, where he majored in English and helped found
a film society before graduating in
1948.
Inspired by Japanese pictographs and the films of Russian
director Sergei Eisenstein to explore visual ways storytelling, Mr.
Lerner began making short films
in the early 1950s. His first feature-length movie, “Secrets of the
Reef” (1956), contained spectacular undersea shots taken by Mr.
Lerner in the waters off Florida
and the Bahamas.
In 1966, he made a behind-thescenes documentary about Yale
University, where he taught in the
1970s and helped launch a filmstudies program.
Mr. Lerner’s Oscar for “Mao to
Mozart” proved to be a mixed
blessing.
“Honestly, it was the worst
thing that could have happened to
him,” said his son, a writer and
producer for HBO. “He was a
gritty, reality-based New York
filmmaker — then Hollywood
came calling.”
Mr. Lerner moved to Hollywood, where he “took a lot of
meetings,” in his son’s words, and
produced films for Walt Disney
World’s Epcot Center. Studios
were interested in his early work
in 3-D filmmaking, but after four
years Mr. Lerner moved back to
New York to work on his independent films.
Survivors include his wife of
56 years, the former Judith
Levine, and their son, Noah Lerner, both of Queens; a half brother;
and two grandchildren.
In almost all of his films, Mr.
Lerner is present as cinematographer and interviewer. He deliberately sought a different approach
from the hands-off, cinema verité
style of, say, other celebrated rockand-roll documentarians such as
the Maysles brothers and D.A.
Pennebaker.
“I tried to make music with the
camera, to have the camera be a
participant of the action,” he told
the Boston Herald in 2002. “The
camera isn’t just a fly on the wall.
My theory is that the only valid
truth is the interaction between
object and subject.”
matt.schudel@washpost.com
McGuire Long of Washington;
and two grandchildren.
Mr. Long liked to recall that
1967 — when he graduated from
law school and opened the Hawk
‘n’ Dove — was the year when he
“passed one bar and opened another.”
newsobits@washpost.com
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
Temple Hill Road Over I-95/I-495
Major Bridge Work
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland State Highway
Administration (MDOT SHA) invites interested persons to attend an
informational meeting about the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Temple
Hill Road over I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Prince George’s County. The
bridge is safe for the traveling public; however, repairs are needed to extend
the life of the bridge. The work is scheduled to begin in spring 2018 and
includes replacement of the concrete riding surface, painting of the
supporting steel beams, and repair of the bridge’s concrete supports.
2003 PHOTO BY SUSAN BIDDLE/THE WASHINGTON POST
Stuart J. Long ran the Hawk ‘n’ Dove on Capitol Hill for 44 years.
“I was the dove of the Hawk and Dove,” Mr. Long said in an
interview for a Capitol Hill history project in 2011.
George Washington University’s
law school by telling the dean of
admissions that he was about to
be drafted into the Army and sent
to Vietnam, from where, as likely
as not, he would return in a body
bag. The school took him in, and
he received a law degree in 1967.
He took a job at the Library of
Congress, within a stone’s throw
of a collection of bars and restaurants in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Within a few
months he spied a vacant rental
establishment that seemed suitable for a tavern, which at that
time seemed to offer a livelier
career than practicing law. It
became the Hawk ‘n’ Dove.
He did not forsake the law
entirely. Over the years he represented bars, taverns, restaurants
and other small businesses periodically. He was vice chairman of
the D.C. Armory Board from 1979
to 1991.
At Gonzaga, the gate to the
school on North Capitol Street is
the Stuart J. Long Class of 1960
Gate, in recognition of a variety of
projects he undertook. In a letter
to alumni, Gonzaga’s president,
the Rev. Stephen W. Planning,
wrote that Mr. Long’s friends “in
high and low places” helped
bring about much of what he did.
“He was the consummate everyman — as close and comfort-
WHAT: The informational meeting will familiarize attendees with the project
alternatives and provide the community an opportunity give feedback to
help MDOT SHA select an alternative. Exhibits of the anticipated
improvements for the project will be on display, and MDOT SHA
representatives will be available to answer questions concerning the
proposed construction. No formal presentation will be given. You may arrive
at any time during meeting hours and walk through at your own pace.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Road,
Temple Hills, MD 20748
CONTACT: Mr. Joseph Navarra, SHA Project Manager, Office of
Structures, Maryland State Highway Administration, 707 N. Calvert St.,
Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-545-8315 (toll-free: 1-888-375-1084);
jnavarra@sha.state.md.us. For more information on this project, visit
www.roads.maryland.gov and click on Projects, MDOT SHA Projects
Page. Click on the Projects Advanced Search link and type Temple Hill
in the upper search box, click the Search button on the top right, then
select CO 123, Temple Hill Road Bridge 1616600 over I-95/I-495.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: The Maryland Relay Service can assist
teletype users at 7-1-1. Persons requiring assistance to participate, such as
an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English
language, should contact Mr. Navarra by September 20, 2017.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
September 2017
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State Highway Administrator
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DEATH NOTICE
DEATH NOTICE
BARRETT
CLEIMAN
BOBBY O'NELL BARRETT
(Age 63)
PETE KUYKENDALL, 79
Magazine publisher had vast
influence on bluegrass genre
BY
Pete Kuykendall, a banjoist,
guitarist and songwriter who cofounded the leading bluegrass
music publication, Bluegrass Unlimited, and whose composition
“I Am Weary Let Me Rest” was
featured in the 2000 film “O
Brother, Where Art Thou?,” died
Aug. 24 at a nursing center in
Warrenton, Va. He was 79.
He had diabetes and dementia,
said his wife, Katherine “Kitsy”
Kuykendall. He was a resident of
Marshall, Va.
“Nobody had a greater hand in
promoting bluegrass, not only to
aficionados but to a wider audience,” said ethnomusicologist Kip
Lornell, author of the forthcoming book “Capitol Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Urban Culture
in Washington D.C.” “He was an
accomplished but not virtuoso
musician. His virtuosity was as an
entrepreneur.”
Bluegrass Unlimited began in
1966 as a mimeographed newsletter. Four years later, with money
from his publishing company,
Wynwood Music, Mr. Kuykendall
turned the fan publication into a
glossy monthly magazine with
concert and record reviews, tour
itineraries and, typically, two or
three in-depth profiles of musicians.
Mr. Kuykendall began his career in the early 1950s, playing
banjo with a husband-and-wife
duo, Benny and Vallie Cain. He
performed as Pete Roberts because the Cains had trouble pronouncing his Dutch surname,
Kuykendall.
He briefly replaced banjoist
Bill Emerson in the newly formed
Country Gentlemen in 1958 and
appeared on some of their earliest
recordings for Starday Records.
Through its many personnel
changes, the group helped broaden the audience for bluegrass music by adding modern folk songs
by such writers as Bob Dylan and
Gordon Lightfoot to their repertoire.
Though Mr. Kuykendall was
replaced by Eddie Adcock in the
group, he remained a significant
influence by contributing his own
songs to their concert sets, engineering many of their records in
his Falls Church, Va., studio and
even picking on a few records. He
also performed and recorded
with Red Allen and the Kentuckians in the mid-1960s, a group that
featured the virtuoso mandolinist
Frank Wakefield.
His compositions included the
bluegrass standards “Journey’s
End,” first recorded by Allen’s
group; and “Remembrance of
You” and “I Am Weary Let Me
Rest,” which were recorded by the
Country Gentlemen. The last, a
gospel song, was reprised by the
Cox Family in the soundtrack to
“O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” a
film by the Coen Brothers starring George Clooney.
The Country Gentlemen’s 1963
album “Folk Session Inside,” recorded in Mr. Kuykendall’s home
studio, features Mr. Kuykendall’s
guitar work on the song “The
HATTIE BOGLE "Ruth " (Age 84)
Wife of the late Earl C. Bogle of Glenarden, MD,
passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.
Ruth was born January 26, 1933 in Lincoln
Vista, MD, a daughter of the late James and
Sarah Craig. She married Earl on May 28,
1954. Ruth spent her career as a nurse at
the former Glendale Hospital in Glendale, MD.
After retirement, she and Earl enjoyed traveling, and started a second career as owners
and operators of Palate's Delight Catering in
Temple Hills, MD. Ruth always put her family
first, and put love and passion into her food.
She is survived by her devoted children, Marilyn L. Hill (Ron), Adrienne B. Alston, Donna
M. Bogle, David C. Bogle (Darlynda), Byron
D. Bogle (Beverly), Tawanda A. Bogle-Purnsley
(Arnold), 15 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren; beloved nieces and nephews,
other family members and friends.
Homegoing Services will be held on Friday,
September 8, 2017 at Shiloh Baptist Church,
8801 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Hyattsville, MD
20785. Viewing will be at 10 a.m., and services
begin at 11 a.m. Repast directly following the
service.
Burial will be held at a later date at Cheltenham
Veteran's Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD where
her late husband is also buried.
In lieu of flowers, please make your donations
in memory of Hattie Ruth Bogle to the American Cancer Society or other cancer organization of your choice.
Arrangements by J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home,
Inc.
SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
DEATH NOTICE
DOWNES
HELEN ELIZABETH SHEPARD DOWNES
Sunday, August 27, 2017. Beloved Mother
of Malcolm Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Karl
Shepherd, Derek Downes, Celeste Taylor,
Celestine Taylor and the late Veronica Johnson
has left us to be with our Lord and Savior.
She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and a host of loving
nieces, cousins and friends.
Mrs. Downes will lie in state at McKendree
United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. until service at 11
a.m. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to
www.stewartfuneralhome.com
EXNER
DONALD E. EXNER
On Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Son of the late William H. and
Edna M. Exner; brother of Bill
Exner and Pat (John) Waak;
uncle of Steve (Mary Beth),
Sandy, Terry, Brian (Diane), Darren and Karen Waak; great uncle of Ashley,
Stephen, Caroline and Ellis Waak; Funeral
Mass will be held at St. Hugh of Grenoble
Catholic Church, 135 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt, MD on Saturday, September 9, at 11
a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery
on Monday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Maryland Right to Life, P.O. Box 2994,
Annapolis, MD 21404-2994
www.borgwardtfuneralhome.com
FERGUSON
SHIRLEY E. FERGUSON
On Thursday, August 24, 2017. Shirley E. Ferguson suddenly departed this life. Mrs. Ferguson
will lie in state at the Nativity Catholic Church,
6000 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC on
Thursday, September 7, 2017, Viewing from 10
a.m. until Funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment
at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.
FRANZAK
ANNE FRANZAK
DEATH NOTICE
PAUL H. CRESS
BOND
Members of the Association of
Retired Police Officers of D.C. are
notified of the August 29, 2017
death of Paul H. Cress. He was a
SGT with MPD-2D when retired on
August 31, 1990.
BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED MAGAZINE
Pete Kuykendall, a banjoist, guitarist and songwriter, co-founded
Bluegrass Unlimited, which started in 1966 as a mimeographed
newsletter before he turned it into a glossy monthly magazine.
“He was an accomplished but not virtuoso
musician. His virtuosity was as an entrepreneur.”
Frances Anne Underwood Franzak (87) peacefully passed away on September 1, 2017. Born
August 6, 1930, in Newton Grove, NC. She was
preceded in death by her husband of 58 years,
George Franzak, Sr. She is survived by three
daughters, Dianne Jimmink, Joyce Cox and
Mary Ellen Howell; three sons, Scott G. Franzak,
Joseph K. Franzak and George (Chip) F. Franzak,
15 grandchildren, and her brother, Carroll D.
Underwood, Newton Grove, NC. She retired
from Professional Writing Program, College of
Arts & Humanities, University of Maryland in
1994. During her lifetime, she was an active
volunteer in many organizations. She enjoyed
reading, traveling, sewing and spending time
with her children and grandchildren. Friends
and family are invited to celebrate Anne's life
on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7 to 9
p.m. at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973
Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.
A Memorial Mass will be offered on Friday,
September 8, 2017 at 10 am at St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1800 Seton Drive,
Crofton, MD 21114. Interment at Maryland
Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville will be private.
Online condolences may be made at:
www.kalasfuneralhomes.com
Kip Lornell, ethnomusicologist
GUTHRIE
OPAL E. BOND
Galveston Flood” and on banjo on
“This Morning at Nine.”
“He would set the controls,
start the tape running, then walk
away from the console to play his
part,” said Tom Gray, then the
bassist for the Country Gentlemen.
Mr. Kuykendall also recorded
country blues men Mississippi
John Hurt, Skip James and the
Rev. Robert Wilkins, none of
whom had recorded since the
1920s and ’30s, for the record
labels Melodeon and Piedmont.
Through Wynwood Music, he
secured copyrights for their songs
that had not been previously
copyrighted. Mr. Kuykendall’s
share of royalties from the Rolling
Stones’ cover of Wilkins’s “Prodigal Son” and a cover of James’s
“I’m So Glad” by Eric Clapton’s
power trio Cream enabled him to
leave his job as a sound engineer
at WETA-TV in the early 1970s
and turn Bluegrass Unlimited
into a glossy publication.
In 1985, Mr. Kuykendall cofounded the International Bluegrass Music Association, a trade
group that helps ailing pickers
with medical expenses and educates younger musicians in the
business aspects of music.
Peter Van Kuykendall was born
in Washington on Jan. 15, 1938,
and grew up in Arlington, Va. He
played clarinet in his junior high
concert band but later gravitated
toward boogie-woogie piano and
bluegrass. In addition to banjo
and guitar, Mr. Kuykendall played
mandolin, string bass and fiddle.
He received an associate degree in radio and electronics from
the old Capitol Radio and Electronics Institute. His day jobs
included a stint at the Library of
Congress recording division,
where he transferred field recordings from fragile discs and cylinders to magnetic tape.
His first marriage, to Ann
Lane, ended in divorce. His second wife, Marion Cain, died in
1984. A son from his second marriage, William Kuykendall, died
in 1982.
Survivors include his wife of
29 years, the former Katherine
Easton of Marshall; a son from his
first marriage, Glenn Kuykendall
of Nashville; two daughters from
his second marriage, Ginger
Kuykendall Allred of Mount Airy,
N.C., and Sharon McGraw of Culpeper, Va.; four stepchildren; two
grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.
“He struggled through much of
his life with a bipolar condition
that he fought to control, coping
with mood swings that could
bring on either severe depression
or wild optimism,” folk-music historian Dick Spottswood wrote in a
forthcoming obituary for Bluegrass Unlimited.
“Fortunately the situation
wasn’t all negative,” Spottswood
added. “Some of Pete’s best ideas
emerged from moments of euphoria, and his conviction that he
could do anything worth doing if
he tried hard enough and was
smart enough.”
terence.mcardle@washpost.com
Press secretary to Md. politicians
J ACQUES K ELLY
John W. “Jack” Eddinger, who
served as press secretary to Baltimore Mayor Thomas J. D’Alesandro III and U.S. Sen. Charles
McC. Mathias Jr. of Maryland,
died Aug. 9 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 84 and lived in
Baltimore.
The cause was complications
from pneumonia, said a daughter,
Jennifer Eddinger.
Mr. Eddinger was covering politics for the Baltimore Evening Sun
when he met D’Alesandro, who
named Mr. Eddinger his press secretary after his 1967 election. He
held that post until 1971, when
D’Alesandro announced that he
would not run for reelection.
Two years later, Mr. Eddinger
became public affairs director for
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Former U.S. senator Joseph
D. Tydings tapped him to manage
his campaign in the 1976 Democratic primary election to regain
his Senate seat.
Although Tydings lost to thenRep. Paul S. Sarbanes in the primary election, Mr. Eddinger
went on to become chief spokesman for the successful candidate.
In that 1976 general election, Sarbanes, a Democrat, defeated
Maryland’s Republican incum-
On Tuesday, September 5,
2017 of Silver Spring, MD.
Beloved husband of the
late, Sylvia Cleiman; devoted father of Jay (Cathy)
Cleiman, Eileen (Arnie)
Kaplan and Rona (Neil) Morton; and brother of Sylvia
Milstein and the late Mike
Kleiman. He is survived by adoring grandchildren, David (Dena), Sarah and Adam
(Lindsay) Kaplan and Rebecca and Steven
Cleiman; and cherished great-grandchildren, Lauren and Allison Kaplan. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12 noon at Judean
Chapel, 16225 Batchellors Forest Road,
Olney, MD, with interment to follow at
Judean Memorial Gardens. Shiva will be
held at the Kaplan family residence on
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Honor Flight Network
(www.honorflight.org) or Casey House Hospice.
www.sagelbloomfield.com
CRESS
JOHN W. EDDINGER, 84
BY
DAVID CLEIMAN "Tevy"
Departed this life on Thursday,
August 30, 2017. Bobby is survived
by his mother, Betty Blount; three
children, Frankie, April and Bobby
Barrett, Jr. He is also survived by a
devoted friend, Debra Mack and a
host of relatives and friends. At the time of his
untimely death, Bobby was employed by the
Smithsonian Institute. Viewing will be held on
Thursday, September 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
CAPITOL MORTUARY, 1425 Maryland Ave., NE.,
Washington, DC. Interment Friday at Heritage
Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, MD.
BOGLE
T ERENCE M C A RDLE
. WEDNESDAY,
FAMILY PHOTO
John W. “Jack” Eddinger
served under Baltimore Mayor
Thomas J. D’Alesandro III and
Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr.
bent, J. Glenn Beall Jr.
In a busy period in his career,
Mr. Eddinger was also working
with Stephen H. Sachs, then a
former U.S. attorney for Maryland, who successfully mounted a
campaign for the 1978 Democratic
nomination for state attorney
general.
Mr. Eddinger went on to work
as communications director for
Mathias until 1983 and remained
active on Capitol Hill. He was a
media consultant from 1984 to
1986 to former Maryland governor Harry Hughes in his Democratic primary campaign for the
U.S. Senate. That contest was won
by Barbara A. Mikulski.
Mr. Eddinger also held public
affairs positions in Washington
with Sprint Communications,
United Press International and
the Kiplinger financial publishing
company before retiring in 2000.
John William Eddinger was
born in Fountain Hill, Pa., on
Jan. 12, 1933. He received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova
University in 1956 and, after
Army service, obtained a master’s degree in liberal arts from
Johns Hopkins University in the
early 1960s.
His wife of 54 years, Mary
Duncan Conti Eddinger, died in
2014. A daughter, Mary Eddinger, died at birth in 1961. Survivors
include three children, Julia A.
Eddinger of Washington and
John D. Eddinger and Jennifer
Eddinger, both of Baltimore; and
two grandsons.
— Baltimore Sun
ROBERT GUTHRIE "Bob" (Age 61)
Entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August
31, 2017. She is survived by her daughter,
Roselyn M. Cottrell (Dale); two grandchildren,
Anissa N. and Ryan E. Cottrell; four sisters,
Katherine Spratt, Dorothy Banks, Barbara
Whiteside and Norma Monroe; brother, Steve
Banks (Sylvia); a host of other relatives and
friends. Mrs. Bond will lie in state at Spirit
of Christ Baptist Church, 8005 Cryden Way,
District Heights, MD on Saturday, September 9,
from 10 a.m., until service at 11 a.m. Interment
Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
www.stewartfuneralhome.com
DEATH NOTICE
DEAVER
BOYLE
THERESA LETITIA BOYLE
(Age 92)
Formerly of the Washington, DC area, Pittsburgh, PA and Wildwood Crest, NJ, Theresa Letitia Boyle passed
away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, August
29, 2017. She was born May 1, 1925, in
Manoa, PA the daughter of James Joseph
and Margaret Sweeney.
Theresa graduated from Notre Dame High
School, Moylan, PA, Class of 1942.
Following graduation, she worked for Bell
Telephone leaving the work force to marry
the love of her life, Charles Walter Boyle
and provide a warm and loving home to
their nine children.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles; sisters,
Marie, Marguerite and Francis; daughter,
Peggy; son, Danny and two great-granddaughters. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Ken) Roden, Monica (Rich)
Bassham, Tracey (Peter) DeLonga, Regina
(Nick) Peranteau, Megan (Gary) Doyle and
sons, Tim (Judie) and Kevin (Carolyn);
daughter-in-law, Margaret Rowan Boyle;
39 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren; her best friend, favorite shopping
partner and sister, Joan McPeak, as well as
many nieces and nephews.
Theresa was a loving wife, a cheerful
companion, a supportive mother, and a
grandmother who was practically perfect
in every way. A regular attendee of daily
Mass and an avid petitioner of the Blessed
Mother, Theresa anonymously ensured
success, joy, and comfort for the hundreds
of people for whom she prayed daily. She
loved to organize, dance, and drive her
blue convertible, where she listened to
Frank Sinatra. She was an expert listener,
trustworthy confidante, and connoisseur
of stilettos, shopping malls, and patterned
socks.
Her cheerful attitude, her impeccable fashion sense, and her propensity to eat candy
[for three meals a day] endeared her to
everyone she met, ages one to ninety one.
Touching lives across generations, ideologies, and state boundaries, Theresa left
everyone she encountered a little happier
and lighter of heart.
Visitation will be at St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue,
Silver Spring, MD, 20902 on Thursday, September 7, at 10 a.m., immediately followed
by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or gifts of condolence,
Theresa’s family requests donations be
made to The Catholic Hospice of Pittsburgh, 2605 Nicholson Road, Suite 3240,
Sewickley, PA, 15143.
On Sunday, September 3, 2017, of
Rockville, MD, Beloved husband of
Jennifer Guthrie; father of Megan,
Tyler, Shannon, Luke, John and
the late Mark Guthrie; brother of
Nancy (Bill) Wilson, Jack (Peggy)
Guthrie, Arlene Guthrie and the
late Ken (Laurie) Guthrie. Also survived by
other loving family and friends. Relatives and
friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500
University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD,
(Valet Parking), Thursday, September 7, from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian
Burial at St. Catherine Laboure Church, Veirs
Mill & Claridge Roads, Wheaton, MD, on Friday,
September 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment All
Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD. Contributions in Bob's memory, may be made to the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Membership
Department, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD
21403 or to the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, 9110 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
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PAAVO LEONARD HANTSOO
CAROLYN J. DEAVER
(Age 78)
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Carolyn Judy
Deaver died at her home in Bethesda, MD. The
daughter of Marylou and Frank Judy, Carolyn
grew up in Walnut Grove and Sacramento,
California. She was a graduate of C.K.
McClatchy High School and the University of
California, Berkeley. An avid skier, she lived
in Vienna and Kitzbuhel and worked at the
Olympics in Squaw Valley (1960) and Innsbruck
(1964). Later, while working at the State Capitol
in Sacramento, she met her future husband,
Michael Keith Deaver. They were married in
1968 and remained in Sacramento until 1981,
when they moved to Washington, DC. where
Michael served as Deputy Chief of Staff to
President Ronald Reagan.
Carolyn was a public relations and event planning consultant in Washington, DC. for several
years. She was appointed Assistant Chief of
Protocol for Ceremonials at the U.S. State
Department in 1989. In 1990, Carolyn was hired
to lead Look Good Feel Better, a philanthropic
program sponsored by the cosmetic industry
to help women undergoing cancer treatment
adapt to the appearance-related side effects.
A breast cancer survivor herself, she had been
an early participant in the program and became
a passionate advocate for others. In addition
to her professional accomplishments, Carolyn
was engaged in several philanthropic efforts,
including serving as a member of the U.S.
Commission of Fine Arts and the Morris and
Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Carolyn and Michael enjoyed 39 years of marriage before Michael died in 2007 of pancreatic
cancer. She is survived by her sister, Francia
Judy Davis and brother, David Judy, both of
Sacramento; her children, Amanda Judy
Deaver of Washington DC. and Blair Clayton
Deaver of Bend, OR; her son-in-law, Thomas
Andrews and daughter-in-law, Carrie Deaver;
four grandchildren, Jack, Charlotte, Alexandra
and Isabelle; as well as Faye Jordan, beloved
housekeeper and member of the family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
September 16 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church
Georgetown. Those wishing to honor Carolyn
are asked to contribute to the memorial donation program at Look Good Feel Better.
On Saturday, September 2, 2017. He is survived
by two sons, Kalev of State College, PA and
Eerik of Oakland, CA, and a daughter, Liisa
of Philadelphia, PA. The family will receive
friends on Saturday, September 9 at FORT
LINCOLN FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Bladensburg
Road, Brentwood, MD at 12:30 p.m. Interment
Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Paavo was born on November 16, 1940 in
Pärnu, Estonia to Dr. Leonhard and Teisi
Hantsoo. He, along with his parents and sister,
Sirja, fled Estonia during World War II and
immigrated to America in 1950, settling in
University Park, MD. He obtained a BA degree
in history from George Washington University.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army’s 4th
Armored Division in the 1960s, specializing in
cryptography in Eastern Europe. Paavo married
Kathleen Carroll in 1977. As they raised a
family, Paavo made his career as a projectionist
in the National Gallery of Art’s Film Program.
He loved books, film, traveling, gardening, and
reading The Washington Post.
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one great-granddaughter, Prudence Marie
Scianablo of Providence, RI. She is also survived by a sister, Darcey Hilbert Hale and her
husband Bruce Erwin Hale, of Willsboro NY
and their children.
TECKLA HILBERT COX
Teckla Hilbert Cox, 91, of Leesburg, VA died at
home with her family beside her on Saturday,
September 2, 2017.
Teckla, who was known to many as Tekkie,
was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on
December 12, 1925. She was the daughter of
Philip Fox Hilbert and Dorothy Coe Hilbert
who lived at Hedgeland, near Waterford,Virginia. Tekkie grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from The Madeira School
and went on to complete her Bachelor of
Arts at Vassar College.
Teckla is survived by her daughter, Rinda
Lee Cox Foster, and son, Frederick Thomas
Cox, as well as his wife, Kimberly Cox, all
of Leesburg, VA. She had five grandchildren,
Edward Foster of Providence, RI, Judy and
Anna Foster of Leesburg, VA, and Thomas
and William Cox of Leesburg, VA. She had
Upon marriage, Tekkie moved to the Historic
District of Leesburg, a town that she truly
loved because of its beauty and rich history.
For many years she served as a Loudoun
County Planner and sat on the County Board
of Architectural Review. She was an ardent
preservationist who took great pride in caring for her home and its deep roots with the
Lee and Rust families. Tekkie was a long-time
volunteer at the Thomas Balch Library where
she was actively involved in researching the
town’s history and former residents. She
volunteered at the Loudoun Hospital Ladies’
Board Thrift Shop. She was also an active
member of the Garden Club of Virginia and
a ladies’ social club called Club 24. She was
a faithful parishioner at St. James Episcopal
Church in Leesburg.
Tekkie will be remembered for her brilliant
mind, her intellectual curiosity and her commitment to remaining a lifelong learner. She
was an avid reader whose love of books
afforded her a broad base of knowledge. She
had an enormous roster of devoted friends
all over the world, as well as locally, and
cherished and nurtured these relationships.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. James
Episcopal Church in Leesburg on Saturday
September 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. The service
will be followed by a reception at her home
at 10 Cornwall Street, NE in Leesburg, VA.
The church requests that no flowers be sent.
In lieu of these the family suggests that
donations in Tekkie’s memory can be made
to Loudoun Volunteer Fire and Rescue or
Blue Ridge Hospice.
HARDY
WALTER F. HARDY
On Saturday, September 2,
2017. Husband of Mary Hardy;
father of Olivia and Chase
Hardy; son of Fred and Margo
Hardy; brother of Dan Hardy.
Also survived by many other
loving relatives and friends; Relatives and
friends may call at the BORGWARDT
FUNERAL HOME, 4400 Powder Mill Rd.,
Beltsville, MD, Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held
at PAINT BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL auditorium
on Saturday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Interment private. Memorial contributions
may be made to walterhardy.org
www.borgwardtfuneralhome.com
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SYLVIA HERMAN
On Monday, September 4, 2017,
SYLVIA HERMAN of Rockville, MD.
Beloved wife of the late, Philip
Herman; devoted mother of Sara
(Phil) Fought and Marcy (Jeff)
Knepp; dear sister of Stella Butterfield and Jack Gilbert. Funeral services will
be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017,
11 a.m. at TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL
HOME, 254 Carroll St., NW, Washington, DC.
Interment following at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery,
Adelphi, MD. After the interment, Shiva will
be observed at the home of Sara and Phil.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Auxiliary #381, c/o
Harriet Epstein, 2602 Dennis Dr., Vienna, VA
22180 or to the charity of your choice.
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JACQUELINE KING
Dr. MARLENE KENDRA SUN-ALPERIN
On August 28, 2017, Jacqueline "Muffy" King
gently passed away at Washington Center
Hospital in Washington, DC. Loving mother of
three children; grandmother of seven grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters;
two step sisters; one brother and one step
brother and a host of family and friends.
Viewing will be Friday, September 8, 2017
at J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, 7474 Landover
Road, Hyattsville MD 20785 from 12:30 p.m. to
time of service at 2:30 p.m.
Passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017
surrounded by loving family after bravely battling breast cancer. Kendra was born in Bethesda, Maryland on April 30, 1974. She graduated
from Gettysburg College in 1996, received her
Masters in Education and Human Development
from the George Washington University, and
her Ph.D. in Human Development from the
University of Maryland. She spent her entire
life living in the Washington, DC area.
Kendra embraced life with the love of family
and friends. She had a passion for influencing
and shaping the success of young learners.
While raising a family that cherished her, she
taught at St. Patrick’s Episcopal School, Norwood School, and then went on to be the Head
of School at the Harbor School.
Kendra is survived by her husband, Ken; son,
Grayson; daughter, Cameron; mother, Mable
and her husband, Alan Martin; father, Bob;
brother, Bryan and his wife, Jinah (daughter,
Mia Bea); step-brother, Michael and his wife
Elizabeth (son, Connor); sister-in law, Betsy
and her husband John (sons Jake and Max);
two aunts and an uncle all with spouses; nine
cousins; and many, many friends.
A viewing will take place this Thursday, September 7, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hines
Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire
Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Kendra’s life will
be celebrated on Saturday, September 9 from
11 a.m. at Norwood School, 8821 River Rd.,
Bethesda, MD 20817 with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations
be made to an education fund that has been
set up in the names of Kendra’s children,
Grayson and Cameron.
POWELL
BARBARA ANN POWELL (Age 79)
Passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 8, at Jones Memorial United Methodist
Church, 4625 G Street, SE, visitation, 10 a.m.;
service at 11 a.m. Interment Lincoln Cemetery,
Suitland, MD. Services by Freeman.
PRYOR
ELLEN W. SMITH
March 25, 1922 ~ September 6, 2016
Loving you always. Missing you everyday.
Memories in our hearts Forever.
The Family
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THOMPSON
VERNON LOWELL THOMPSON, SR.
(Age 79)
CATHERINE RITA McCARTHY PRYOR
(Age 94)
On Saturday, September 2, 2017,
of Chevy Chase, MD. A third generation Washingtonian, born to the
late Dennis J. and Catherine E.
McCarthy; sister of the late Mary
Violett, Joseph, Frank, John and
James McCarthy. Graduate of Notre Dame
Academy and worked for the National Bank
of Washington for over 30 years. Relatives
and friends may call at Our Lady of Victory
Catholic Church, 4835 MacArthur Blvd., NW,
Washington, DC on Thursday, September 7,
from 11 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial
will held at 11:30 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln
Cemetery.
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Vernon Thompson of Warren, Maine died
on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Sussman
House in Maine.
He was the loving husband of 49 years
of Tessie Thompson; father of Verna
Thompson, Vernon L. Thompson, Jr (Shari),
Theresa Maxey (Homer), James LaBelle
(Patricia), John LaBelle, Frances Schlemmer
(Thomas) and Mary LaBelle; brother of Betty
Chesley and Lillian Burnell; uncle of Fred
Wallace; grandfather of 25 grandchildren,
27 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to Vernon’s
Life Celebration at Money & King Funeral
Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA
on Sunday, September 10 from 2 to 4
p.m. and where a funeral service will be
held on Monday, September 11 at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial
Park. Online condolences and fond memories of Vernon may be offered to the family
at
www.moneyandking.com
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SARA FRANCES ROBINSON
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Beloved
wife of James Robinson; devoted
mother of Alisa and Bruce Robinson Sr. (Sarah). Also survived by
grandchildren, Derek, Bruce Jr.,
Stephen and Carlton; 11 greatgrandchildren; and a host of other relatives
and friends. Friends may visit with the family
Friday, September 8, at From the Heart Church
Ministries, 5055 Allentown Rd., Suitland, MD,
from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at
11 a.m. Interment Ft. Lincoln Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by
Hodges and Edwards.
Passed into eternal peace at his Bethesda
home on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He
was predeceased by his wife of 70 years,
Lois, in March, 2017. Barbara T. Julian of
Bowie, Merle A. Tigert of Gaithersburg and
Mike Payne, and Mark A. and Carol Tigert of
Edgewater, with their children, grandchildren, and friends will celebrate his life on
Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. at
North Bethesda United Methodist Church,
10100 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD
20814. Burial will be held at Arlington
National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts
may be made to the Board of Child Care,
3300 Gaither Rd., Baltimore, MD 21444 or
online (www.boardofchildcare.org/donate).
SAPIR
JAY SAPIR
Passed away August 14, 2017 of Mount Vernon, New York and Chicago. 20 year veteran
of broadcast and print news with UPI Radio
Network, Free Speech Radio News, Public
Radio Exchange, KCAW-Public Radio/Sitka, and
WMVY Radio. He was passionate about world
events, music, his son and other loved ones.
Jay had the gift of brightening any conversation
with humor. No services.
ANDRE JOSE COLEMAN
On Thursday, August 24, 2017. Loving father
of Deon A. Coleman (Glenda); beloved son of
Uvaghn Coleman and the late Chief Theodore
R. Coleman, Jr. He is also survived by two
sisters, Sandra Coleman Perkins and Yvette
Coleman; two brothers, Theodore R. Coleman,
III and Michael Coleman; three grandchildren,
Andre Coleman (Desiree), Deon Coleman, II
and Dorian Coleman; a host of other relatives
and friends. Mr. Coleman will lie in state at
the Carolina Missionary Baptist Church, 9901
Allentown Rd., Fort Washington, MD on Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m. until funeral
services at 11 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln
Cemetery. Services by STEWART.
DOROTHY ANN WISE (Age 85)
HERBERT MARWYN SOLOMON, M.D.
Was born and raised in Washington, DC. He
was born September 25, 1937, and passed
away on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in the
presence of his beloved wife and family.
"Herbie" was a loving husband, father,
brother, uncle, PopPop and Dr. Herbie, who
graduated from Georgetown University in
1959 and Georgetown University Medical
School in 1963. He served as a Major in the
United States Army Medical Corps (1963 to
1969).
He adored being a pediatrician and his
patients and parents responded by adoring
him. He practiced pediatrics in the
Rockville, Bethesda and Silver Spring, Maryland areas for 40 years (with Children
First Pediatrics), and touched the lives of
countless Washingtonians before retiring to
Siesta Key, Florida, with the love of his
life, Brandy Solomon. He enjoyed winning
at golf and poker, traveling, donuts, peanut
M&M's, jelly beans and entertaining kids
with yo-yo tricks and his unique ability to "
remove " his thumb.
Herbie is survived by his lovely wife, Brandy
Solomon; children, David Solomon (Tina),
Tracy Solomon Boyle (Mike), Dayna
Solomon O'Reilly (Liam), Liza Parker (partner, Rob Savage) and Kirby Jones (Krista);
and grandchildren, Benson Solomon (Jesie),
Daniel Boyle, Rachel Boyle, Kellson Parker,
Trevor Parker, Brayde Solomon, Joshua
O'Reilly, Tyler O'Reilly and Sierra Jones.
Private services have been planned. In
recognition of his concern for the welfare
of this country, he would appreciate donations be made in his name to the ACLU or
the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Guestbook may be found at:
HebrewMemorialSarasota.com
Dorothy Wise, a lifelong Floridian
and for the last two years a Silver
Spring, MD resident, passed away
Monday afternoon, September 4,
2017, surrounded by light and the
love of her family and friends. She
is survived by David Wise, her
husband of 65 years and her loving daughters
Theresa and MaryBeth Wise. Relatives and
friends may call at Collins Funeral Home,
500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring,
MD, (Valet Parking), on Thursday, September
7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at St. Bernadette's Church,
72 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD, on
Friday, September 8, at 10 a.m. Interment Gate
of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN
38105.
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ALBERT M. WITTENBERG
On Sunday, September 3, 2017,
ALBERT M. WITTENBERG of Chevy
Chase, MD. Beloved husband of
Agnes Wittenberg; loving father
of David and Susan Wittenberg;
cherished grandfather of Alex and
Hannah Dorosin, Leela Wittenberg
Trubowitz. Graveside services will be held
today, September 6, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at
Judean Memorial Gardens, 16225 Batchellors
Forest Rd., Olney, MD. Contributions may be
made to Jewish Social Service Agency,
Rockville, MD. Arrangements by HINES-RINALI
FUNERAL HOME, INC., under Jewish Funeral
Practices Committee of Greater Washington
Contract.
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FITZPATRICK
Dr. Louise Fitzpatrick, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017, after a heroic battle
with cancer for nearly three years.
Serving as Dean of Villanova University College of Nursing for almost 40 years, Dr.
Fitzpatrick lived and breathed Villanova and
the nursing profession. She embodied the
spirit of what it means to be a Villanova
nurse—competent and compassionate, fully
committed to bettering the lives of patients
and the community at large. She loved nursing, the College, her students and everything
Villanova. Under her leadership, the College
of Nursing developed into a premier nursing
program, recognized repeatedly by the
National League for Nursing (NLN) as a Center
of Excellence in Nursing Education.
Dr. Fitzpatrick was a Villanovan who made
sure the Augustinian tradition informed
every aspect of the work of the College. She
nurtured a culture of intellectual excellence
in teaching and inquiry, service to others
and nursing as a healing ministry. She fully
committed herself to helping others, both at
home and abroad. She sought to globalize
the College of Nursing through study abroad
and health promotion experiences for students in countries around the world. She
Visitation for Dr. Fitzpatrick is scheduled
for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 5
p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova
Church, on the campus of Villanova University, with Mass following at 7 p.m. Reception immediately following in Driscoll Hall on
Villanova’s campus. Internment follows on
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Holy Cross
Cemetery in Monroe Township, New Jersey
at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dean M.
Louise Fitzpatrick Fund at Villanova University College of Nursing, 800 Lancaster Avenue,
Villanova, PA 19085 would be appreciated.
Arr. By: The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W.
Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-9899600. Online condolences:
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TYRONE EDWARD KYLER
Son of Harold and Icyabelle Kyler, born in
Washington, DC on September 29, 1960,
went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Viewing, 10 a.m.;
Service 11 a.m., on Saturday, September
9, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Way Of The Cross
Church, 306 Hill Road, Landover, MD
20785. Repast at New Beginning Way of
The Cross Church-South, 11064 Livingston
Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744.
ROBERT A. JACKSON
DAVID J. D'ALESSIO
David J. D’Alessio, of Vienna, VA, formerly of
North Caldwell, NJ, passed away on Sunday,
September 3, 2017, age 94.
Born and raised in Newark, NJ, David was
the son of the late Alfonso and Adolina
(Primamore) D’Alessio. After proudly serving in the US Marine Corp in World War
II he returned to his hometown. As part
of Rutgers University’s first MBA program,
he earned his masters degree in 1954.
David met and married the love of his life,
Jeanette (Galuska). Together they raised a
family and lived in Newark, Cedar Grove and
North Caldwell before moving to Vienna, VA
in 1980. They were married for 50 years.
Entered into eternal rest on Friday, September
1, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife,
Jane M. Jackson; one son, Wendell (Patricia)
Jackson; mother, Grace Jackson; grandchildren, Sherita Ashmon (Antonio) and Darius
Jackson; and great-granddaughter, Aniyah
Jackson. Robert is also survived by three
sisters, Nancy Spencer, Elaine Jackson and
Eloise Furbush (Robert); one brother, James
Jackson; a host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. Family will receive
friends at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church,
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington,
DC on Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m., until
service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Mount Olivet
Cemetery. Online condolences may be made
to:
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In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jeanette.
Surviving are his devoted children and their
spouses, Diane (Terry) Chambers, Steven
(Madeline) D’Alessio; loving grandchildren,
Michael
Chambers,
David
(Allison)
D’Alessio, and Anna D’Alessio. He lived to
teach us hundreds of lessons, including,
“you are never too old to kiss your father
and grandfather.”
David D’Alessio retired after a 35-year
career from Mobil Oil as the Comptroller
of the US Division.
While in North Caldwell he was one of
the founding members of the Notre Dame
Church. In Virginia, he was active in the
arts and an avid supporter of The Kennedy
Center.
Relatives and friends can visit with the
family at the Codey & Jones Funeral Home,
54 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, NJ on Friday,
September 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be offered at Notre
Dame R.C. Church, 359 Central Avenue,
North Caldwell, NJ on Saturday, September
9 at 10 a.m. The interment will follow at
Bloomfield Cemetery. To extend a condolence or share a memory, please visit
www.codeyjonesfh.com.
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JESSE
In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s
Memory to The Kennedy Center (kennedycenter.org) or the Ovarian Cancer Research
Fund Alliance (ocrfa.org) would be greatly
appreciated.
RUSSELL FRANCIS WATTS
On Monday, August 28, 2017. Beloved husband
of Joan R, Watts; devoted father of the late
Stephen Watts and grandfather of Nicole Johnson. He is also survived by one great-grandson,
Niko Blyther; two sisters; two brothers; other
relatives and friends.
Mr. Watts will lie in state at Our Lady Queen of
Peace, 3800 Ely Pl., SE. on Friday, September 8
from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at
11 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Online
condolences may be made to:
www.stewartfuneralhome.com
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REBECCA J. MATHIS
A long-time resident of Alexandria, VA and
beloved aunt and friend to many, passed
away at her home Saturday, September 2,
2017 after reaching the end of her sixyear struggle with cancer.
She will be remembered for her sparkly
personality, great laugh and true wit. She
was always available to help a relative,
friend, or neighbor and her advice and
thoughtfulness had a significant impact on
the lives of many.
Born on January 14 in Laurel, MS, Rebecca
was raised in her formative years by her
Aunt Maude and Uncle Bert Mathis in
Livingston, TX. She worked at NASA in
Houston, TX, during the height of the
Space Race and had a distinguished career
as a legal administrator. She only recently
retired from Finnegan, Henderson,
Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP after many
years of service.
Miss Mathis traveled the world from
France to Japan to Greece and back again
and also lived in Germany for a few years.
She was the greatest tour guide whenever
anyone visited with her knowledge of what
were the best exhibits currently open to
her knack of finding the shortest route,
closest parking space, and most delicious
place to eat.
An avid reader and excellent cook, Rebecca also enjoyed the theater and modern
dance performances. A lover of animals,
there was never a dog or cat that wasn’t
immediately drawn to Rebecca
She is survived by many nieces, nephews
great-nieces, great-nephews and a multitude of friends who already miss her
dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria or the George Mason University Center for the Arts.
A memorial service will be held on October
14. Details are pending.
GLORIA B. WILLIAMS
Born on February 17, 1955 and
passed away suddeny at home,
on Friday, August 25, 2017. She
was affectionately as known as
"Dimples". Dimples leaves to
cherish her memory, her siblings,
Janice, Keith, Darlene, Dennis and Gary; a host
of other relatives and friends. Services will be
held on Friday, September 8, viewing, 9:30
a.m.; service, 11 a.m., at Corithian Baptist
Church, 6705 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD
20706. Services entrusted to R. N. Horton Co.
Mortician, Inc.
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A proud native of South River, N.J., Dr. Fitzpatrick was the only child of John Fitzpatrick
and Bettina Galassi Fitzpatrick, who both
demonstrated to her in their work and in
their lives the importance of caring for others
around them. Her upbringing led her to
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, where she
focused her work on public health in the city
of Baltimore. Dr. Fitzpatrick went on to earn
a BSN at The Catholic University of America,
and her MA, MEd and EdD from Columbia
University.
Dr. M. LOUISE FITZPATRICK
JACKSON
MATHIS
also emphasized multicultural experiences
in underserved areas in the United States.
Dr. Fitzpatrick was a visionary whose heart
and soul were dedicated to advancing the
nursing and health care field. Her leadership
in creating the College of Nursing as a
tangible expression of Villanova’s mission
is unparalleled. Her reach is immeasurable,
as she touched the lives of thousands of
students, other nursing professionals, her
staff and faculty, and many others in the
Villanova community and beyond. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s scholarship and leadership truly
reflected the core values at Villanova of
Veritas, Unitas, Caritas. Her legacy will live on
at Villanova and in the College of Nursing,
and her relentless commitment to improving
lives will always be remembered and cherished.
DEATH NOTICE
D'ALESSIO
TRACY
WISE
SOLOMON
MATHEW SITKO (Age 63)
On August 31, 2017 in Falls Church, VA,
dear brother of Mark, David and Mary
and uncle of Alyssa, Jeremy, Ciara, Bryan,
Kendra and Lindsey, died at age 63. Matt
was a decorated member of the United
States Navy from 1977 to 1995, serving
in the first Gulf War as an Electronics
Warfare Operations Specialist and spending
almost six years at sea. After retiring from
the Navy, Matt worked as an Operations
Manager for Value Options until 2010. A
visitation will be held in Vienna at MONEY
AND KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 W. Maple
Ave., Vienna, VA on Thursday, September
7, 6 to 8 p.m. and a memorial service
will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel
Church on Friday, September 8 at 11 a.m. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made in Mat's name to the Wounded
Warrior Project (support.woundedwarriorproject.org). Online condolences and fond
memories of Matt may be offered to the
family at
www.moneyandking.com
WATTS.
JAMES TRACY
Best known as Mickey, was born June 9, 1935
and passed away August 26, 2017. He is
survived by his two brothers, Reginald Tracy
and Bradford Tracy and his sister, Vernetta
Bacon. Mickey has many nieces, nephews,
other family members and tons of friends
that are going to miss him tremendously. He
worked for Montgomery County School Board
most of his life and always strived to help
others. Family will receive friends Wednesday,
September 6, 2017 at Pilgrim Baptist Church,
8901 Pennsylvania Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Interment
Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements
entrusted to SNOWDEN FUNERAL HOME.
www.snowdencares.com
MILDRED CATHERINE KERRICK
Passed peacefully on August 29, 2017.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Arthur
Kerrick, Sr.; loving mother of Joseph
Kerrick, Jr. (Gwen), Rita Kerrick, ShaRon
Johnson, Barbara Walls (Garnell) and Paul
Jeffery Kerrick, Sr. Adored by seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also
survived by four sisters, Mary Settles,
Lillian Fenwick, Ann Bowman and Juanita Price-Chase; many other loving family
members and friends. Visitation will be
held Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m.
to 11 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial to
follow at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic
Church, 8908 Old Branch Ave., Clinton, MD
20735. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD.
KYLER
MARION A. TIGERT (Age 91)
Captain USN (Ret.)
ROBINSON
ROBERT WILLIAM HELMS JR. (Age 55)
On August 23, 2017 in Florida. He was born in
Belfont, PA on October 30, 1961. Robert was a
longtime Warrenton resident.
He was an extraordinary musician, he lived life
to the fullest and brightened the lives of many.
His smile and laughter would light up a room.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Sheila
Helms; parents, Robert W. Helms, Sr. and his
wife, Sylvia E. Helms; a son, Robert William
Helms, III and his wife, Jami; two daughters,
Cheyenne Helms Smith and her husband,
Cameron and Reba Priscilla; two sisters,
Beverly Lynch and Judith Rudder; step-brother,
Tony Davis; grandchildren, Romi Helms, Ryder
Helms, Mason Smith, Blake Smith and Greyson
Kuykendall; several nieces and nephews.
His mother, Lillian Helms, preceded him in
death.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday,
September 9 at 2 p.m. at Moser Funeral Home,
233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Feeding America,1150 18th
Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036
or online at feedingamerica.org.
Online guestbook available at
www.moserfuneralhome.com
Dr. ROBERT LOUIS JESSE, M.D., Ph.D.
"Bob"
Passed away on September 2, 2017 at
home in Richmond, VA at the age of 64.
Surrounded by his loving family, he departed this life too early after a short but valiant
battle with cancer. His life enriched ours
and his legacy will continue to impact and
inspire us all long into the future.
SCOTT
Bob was born in Oak Harbor, WA, the
second child of Harold and Alice Jesse.
A lifelong learner, his formal education
included Univ. of NH, (Biochemistry, 1974),
Medical College of Virginia (Ph.D Biophysics, 1980; MD 1984; Internal Medicine
Residency; Cardiology fellowship).
HOWARD RANDOLPH FRENCH
Surrounded by his family, Howard Randolph
French passed away on Sunday, September
3, 2017 at his home in Reston, VA. Randy
was born to the late Dorothy Nicholson and
Howard Tichnor French, on July 17, 1944 in
Louisville, KY. He graduated from St. Xavier
High School in 1962 and Carnegie Mellon
University in 1966 with a degree in engineering.
After a long and successful career in the
printing industry, he retired and joined Keller
Williams Realty in Mclean, VA. Randy was a
lifelong swimmer and golfer, passionate cook,
lover of good wine, true friend, and dedicated
husband, father, and grandfather. He loved
to mentor and serve others, coaching little
league sports for 16 years, managing the PAX
Catholic Community’s soup kitchen initiative
for four years, serving as Vice President of
the River Bend Club (2008-2010), and sitting
on the Agent Leadership Council at Keller
Williams (2012-2016). He is survived by his wife,
Mafalda Marrocco; son and daughter-in-law,
Matthew French and Sophie Namy; daughter
and son-in-law, Elizabeth and David Siegel;
son, John French; granddaughter, Georgina
Siegel; sister and brother-in-law, Julianne and
Dan Ash; and many nieces, nephews, dear
friends, and colleagues. Services will be held
on Thursday, September 7 at 11 a.m. at St.
Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike,
McLean, VA 22101. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations in Randy French's name to:
Pax Christi International Fund for Peace, 415
Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017,
paxchristifund.org.
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He had an illustrious medical career as
professor at MCV/VCU and Chief of Cardiology at the VA Medical Center in Richmond,
VA. Ultimately he became Principal Deputy
Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Dept.
of Veterans Affairs in Wash., DC serving as
a tireless advocate for America’s veterans
for over 30 yrs. Despite the countless
accolades for his academic expertise and
visionary leadership, he remained humble,
his biggest reward coming from taking care
of his patients and being a mentor.
Bob was a brilliant and fascinating man - a
creative thinker, enthusiastic supporter and
early adopter. He was thoughtful, humble,
witty and compassionate - he impacted
many as a husband, father, son, brother,
uncle, friend, mentor, physician, and colleague. His personal and professional interests were diverse and he approached them
all with passion and expertise.
He is survived by his adoring wife of over 40
yrs., Janice; son Zachary; daughter Amber
Tillman (Josh); brothers H. William Jesse, Jr.
(Jessica) and Phillip Jesse (Kay); sister Mary
Petersen (Robert); many loving nieces and
nephews; and an entire fan club of friends
and supporters.
Family will receive visitors 4 to 7 p.m.,
Friday, September 8, 2017, at Bliley’s –
Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, VA.
A service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday,
September 9 at St. Mark’s Episcopal, 520 N
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www.robertjessememorial.com
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at Sibley Hospital. A passionate educator and
consultant, she inspired hundreds of District
of Columbia public school children with math
and science games and competitions, success
in regional Scripps Spelling Bee and cross cultural discovery gathered from her 12 years
corporate business experience living in Tokyo,
Japan. Rita was the beloved daughter of
the late Otis and Catherine Scott. She is
survived by sisters, Paula and Allison Scott;
niece, Catherine Scott; nephews, Marcus and
Jared Scott; aunts, Flossie Hudson, Louise
Scott, Dora Scott, Ruby Scott, Myrtle L. Scott,
Evelyn Higginbotham, Ella Burgess and Alberta
Burgess; uncles, James Scott (Evoria), Harvey
Burgess (Dessie) and George Burgess (Jean);
many other relatives and friends through out
the U.S.A. and the world. Family will receive
friends on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10
a.m., followed by Homegoing Celebration at 11
a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 820 6th St.,
NE, Washington, DC. Interment National Harmony Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please
consider recognition of Rita's compassionate
service to others with a donation to the Calvary
Episcopal Church, Saturday Breakfast for the
Homeless program.
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. WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
The Weather
WASHINGTONPOST.COM/WEATHER
Cloudy and rainy
A strong cold front will move
through, but slowly. Upper-level
winds will align with it to keep
moisture streaming over the area
throughout the day. A surface low
might form in the region as well. All are recipes
for at least occasional rain, sometimes moderate
to heavy, with the possibility of an all-day rain.
High temperatures will end up somewhere near
70, although if it rains much of the day, the 60s
will be more likely.
Today
Rain
.
TWITTER: @CAPITALWEATHER
Thursday
Partly sunny
72° 59
Friday
Mostly sunny
.
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Saturday
Partly sunny
Sunday
Sunny
Monday
Partly sunny
75° 58
76° 59
73° 56
73° 58
74° 63
FEELS: 76°
FEELS: 78°
FEELS: 75°
FEELS: 75°
FEELS: 74°
CHNCE PRECIP: 70%
WIND: NNW 6–12 mph
P: 15%
W: WNW 7–14 mph
P: 5%
W: WSW 6–12 mph
P: 10%
W: NNW 7–14 mph
P: 10%
W: N 7–14 mph
P: 25%
W: NE 8–16 mph
HUMIDITY: High
H: Low
H: Moderate
H: Low
H: Low
H: Moderate
°
°
FEELS*: 73°
°
°
°
OFFICIAL RECORD
Temperatures
NATION
Harrisburg
67/54
Hagerstown
68/54
Sa
Normal
Philadelphia
74/60
Record high
Record low
ACTUAL
FORECAST
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa
Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
through 5 p.m.
yesterday
Reagan
Dulles
BWI
87° 3:15 p.m.
69° 5:09 a.m.
83°/66°
97° 1881
50° 1902
86° 3:00 p.m.
65° 4:25 a.m.
83°/61°
96° 1985
42° 1997
88° 2:35 p.m.
68° 7:00 a.m.
82°/62°
96° 1954
47° 1997
Difference from 30–yr. avg. (Reagan): this month: –5.1° yr. to date: +2.9°
Precipitation
PREVIOUS YEAR
NORMAL
LATEST
Cape May
76/62
Annapolis
73/60
OCEAN: 76°
Charlottesville
70/53
Ocean City
77/62
OCEAN: 72°
Lexington
66/48
Richmond
73/56
Norfolk
83/64
Virginia Beach
82/64
Past 24 hours
OCEAN: 72°
Total this month
Normal
Total this year
Kitty Hawk
81/66
OCEAN: 75°
Normal
Pollen: High
Air Quality: Good
Grass
Trees
Weeds
Mold
Dominant cause: Particulates
Low
Low
Moderate
High
Reagan
Dulles
BWI
0.00"
0.77"
0.55"
30.42"
26.95"
0.00"
0.66"
0.59"
33.66"
28.59"
0.00"
0.70"
0.60"
30.94"
28.45"
Moon Phases
UV: Low
Solar system
Sun
Moon
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Rise
6:41 a.m.
7:59 p.m.
4:09 a.m.
5:34 a.m.
9:54 a.m.
2:39 p.m.
Rio de Janeiro
Riyadh
Rome
San Salvador
Santiago
Sarajevo
Seoul
Shanghai
Singapore
Stockholm
Sydney
Taipei
Tehran
Tokyo
Toronto
Vienna
Warsaw
84/64/s
107/73/s
80/66/pc
85/69/pc
64/38/s
75/49/s
74/64/r
90/75/r
86/76/t
60/44/pc
66/51/s
97/81/s
96/74/s
78/71/r
68/48/pc
74/55/t
60/54/sh
2 out of 11+
Blue Ridge: Today: cloudy, cooler, rain ending. High 55–59.
Wind north at 6–12 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, shower.
Low 39–43. Wind west 4–8 mph. Thursday, mostly sunny.
High 56–60. Wind northwest 7–14 mph. Friday, mostly
sunny. High 59–63.
Atlantic beaches: Today: cloudy, rain, thunderstorms. High
76–81. Wind southwest 8–16 mph. Tonight, cloudy, rain.
Low 60–64. Wind northwest 6–12 mph. Thursday, partly
sunny, morning shower. High 73–77. Wind west 7–14 mph.
Waterways: Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy, rain. Wind
northwest 5–10 knots. Waves less than 1 foot. Visibility 2–4 miles
in rain. • Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, rain,
thunderstorms. Wind southwest 10–20 knots. Waves 3 feet on
the Chesapeake, 1–2 feet on the Potomac.• River Stages: Today,
the Little Falls stage will be around 3.0 feet and will rise to 3.1 feet
Thursday. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.
Today’s tides
Su
High
Low
Weather map features for noon today.
Baltimore
71/55
Dover
75/58
Washington
72/59
RECORD
°
F
REGION
AVERAGE
(High tides in Bold)
Washington
3:24 a.m.
8:44 a.m.
3:51 p.m.
9:08 p.m.
Annapolis
5:54 a.m.
12:20 p.m.
6:16 p.m.
none
Ocean City
2:07 a.m.
8:09 a.m.
2:18 p.m.
8:32 p.m.
Norfolk
4:05 a.m.
10:12 a.m.
4:21 p.m.
10:35 p.m.
Point Lookout
1:49 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
2:17 p.m.
8:20 p.m.
T-storms
<–10
Rain
–0s
Showers
0s
10s
Snow
20s
Flurries
30s
Ice
40s
50s
Cold Front
Warm Front
60s
80s
70s
90s
Stationary Front
100s
110+
Yesterday's National
High: Needles, CA 112°
Low: West Yellowstone, MT 28°
for the 48 contiguous states
NATIONAL
Albany, NY
Albuquerque
Anchorage
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Billings, MT
Birmingham
Bismarck, ND
Boise
Boston
Buffalo
Burlington, VT
Charleston, SC
Charleston, WV
Charlotte
Cheyenne, WY
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dallas
Denver
Today
66/54/r
88/63/pc
58/49/r
73/55/t
88/57/s
71/55/r
84/53/s
76/53/pc
73/47/pc
98/67/s
76/65/r
68/53/pc
71/55/sh
85/65/t
70/50/pc
72/53/t
77/47/s
65/51/pc
68/48/pc
69/53/pc
86/62/s
82/53/s
Tomorrow
71/51/pc
86/62/s
57/49/c
76/56/s
86/58/s
74/52/pc
86/54/s
76/55/s
82/49/s
94/68/s
76/59/r
64/51/sh
70/52/sh
81/62/pc
69/51/s
76/53/s
81/52/s
68/54/pc
68/53/pc
67/53/sh
86/64/s
86/57/s
Des Moines
Detroit
El Paso
Fairbanks, AK
Fargo, ND
Hartford, CT
Honolulu
Houston
Indianapolis
Jackson, MS
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Miami
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Nashville
New Orleans
New York City
Norfolk
71/49/pc
67/50/pc
90/67/s
68/45/c
69/51/pc
75/59/r
88/75/pc
87/62/pc
68/50/pc
80/56/pc
85/68/t
71/49/s
102/80/pc
78/55/s
87/67/pc
71/53/pc
76/55/s
92/80/t
65/51/sh
65/51/pc
74/51/s
83/68/t
72/60/r
83/64/r
78/55/s
65/50/sh
92/67/s
62/40/pc
80/48/s
74/53/sh
88/75/s
85/62/s
71/53/pc
80/56/s
85/69/t
76/58/s
101/77/s
78/56/s
84/66/pc
72/54/s
77/58/s
92/80/t
66/54/pc
73/53/pc
75/53/s
83/68/s
74/58/sh
77/62/pc
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Orlando
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Reno, NV
Richmond
Sacramento
St. Louis
St. Thomas, VI
Salt Lake City
San Diego
San Francisco
San Juan, PR
Seattle
Spokane, WA
Syracuse
Tampa
Wichita
78/55/s
71/49/s
90/74/t
74/60/r
109/84/pc
69/50/pc
71/62/r
86/65/pc
76/66/r
76/55/t
90/59/pc
73/56/r
88/63/pc
71/52/s
87/80/r
96/69/s
80/69/pc
78/65/pc
85/77/r
85/63/pc
94/63/pc
69/52/sh
89/76/t
80/52/s
World
High: Ahwaz, Iran 119°
Low: Summit Station, Greenland 4°
Sep 6
Full
Sep 13
Last
Quarter
Sep 20
New
Sep 27
First
Quarter
Set
7:31 p.m.
6:51 a.m.
6:10 p.m.
7:01 p.m.
9:08 p.m.
12:13 a.m.
excludes Antarctica
82/61/s
79/56/s
89/75/t
74/57/pc
106/83/s
65/52/pc
74/53/r
79/62/pc
77/56/r
77/54/s
82/57/s
76/53/s
77/60/s
76/56/s
88/80/r
94/69/s
79/69/pc
74/62/pc
87/81/r
78/61/pc
95/62/pc
67/50/sh
91/76/t
84/61/s
WORLD
Today
Addis Ababa
68/52/sh
Amsterdam
63/55/c
Athens
84/70/s
Auckland
62/55/r
Baghdad
117/82/s
Bangkok
93/77/t
Beijing
88/61/s
Berlin
69/51/t
Bogota
67/47/pc
Brussels
64/52/c
Buenos Aires
65/49/pc
Cairo
94/73/s
Caracas
77/69/pc
Copenhagen
63/54/r
Dakar
87/79/s
Dublin
62/52/pc
Edinburgh
61/48/pc
Frankfurt
69/50/pc
Geneva
72/51/t
Ham., Bermuda 86/80/sh
Helsinki
57/45/pc
Ho Chi Minh City 93/78/t
Tomorrow
70/52/pc
64/56/pc
85/71/s
61/53/sh
110/79/s
94/80/t
90/64/s
64/52/pc
67/47/r
65/56/pc
69/52/pc
92/72/s
79/69/pc
62/53/c
87/79/s
60/51/r
59/49/r
66/54/pc
68/49/pc
87/80/pc
54/46/r
93/78/c
Hong Kong
Islamabad
Istanbul
Jerusalem
Johannesburg
Kabul
Kingston, Jam.
Kolkata
Lagos
Lima
Lisbon
London
Madrid
Manila
Mexico City
Montreal
Moscow
Mumbai
Nairobi
New Delhi
Oslo
Ottawa
Paris
Prague
90/80/c
91/75/pc
77/67/r
83/64/s
80/52/s
88/56/s
90/79/pc
94/80/t
83/76/t
67/59/pc
86/66/s
65/51/pc
90/63/s
90/77/t
69/57/t
70/56/c
55/52/c
88/79/c
74/53/pc
94/78/t
58/49/r
70/51/c
68/55/c
72/49/t
88/80/sh
90/74/pc
79/67/s
83/65/s
82/56/s
89/56/s
91/80/pc
92/79/t
80/75/c
67/59/s
92/63/s
66/56/pc
88/61/s
92/79/t
68/57/pc
68/51/sh
65/50/pc
89/80/pc
74/57/pc
93/78/t
57/48/c
68/46/sh
66/55/pc
64/49/pc
81/65/s
105/78/s
80/63/t
85/69/pc
65/40/pc
74/52/t
81/65/pc
84/74/r
87/78/t
58/44/pc
67/51/s
94/80/c
98/75/s
83/71/sh
65/48/pc
70/52/pc
60/51/r
Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, r-rain,
sh- showers, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries,
sn-snow, i-ice
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quality data); National Weather Service
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“I see the irony of making
an apology in a ball
gown,” says Louise Linton
in magazine interview. C2
If you don’t want to share
an entree with a friend,
there’s a simple answer:
“No, thanks.” C3
“An Excess Male,”
“Provenance” and
“Warcross” are among the
new sci-fi standouts. C9
Childhood visits to Cuba,
and being cut off from
going back for years,
influence a poet’s work. C10
Sally Quinn on
losing Ben Bradlee
to dementia and
finding something
of herself.
AS Life
ebbs,
love
flows
Ben Bradlee, the legendary
executive editor of The Washington
Post from 1968 to 1991, died on
Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 93.
Though it was little known outside
his closest circles, he had spent his
final years grappling with
dementia. This is an excerpt from a
new memoir by his widow, veteran
Post writer Sally Quinn. Her book,
“Finding Magic,” will be released
next week by HarperCollins.
BY
S ALLY Q UINN
I
always thought that my marriage was perfect, that our love
was inviolable and eternal, but
on January 8, 2003, Ben and I
sat in the waiting room of a highly
respected Washington psychiatrist
named Steven Wolin. We were miserable. Our once glorious marriage
was tense and strained. Neither of
us understood what was happening, and it is only now, nearly fifteen years later, that I can more
fully understand the why of it all.
I was devastated by Ben’s
change in attitude and behavior
toward me. His personality had
always been sunny and optimistic.
Suddenly he had become moody,
downbeat, and in some instances
outright hostile. Nobody else saw
that side of him. It was only directed at me. I was crushed by the
changes in him. They had come on
gradually, but now it was clear
that this behavior was intensifying and not going away.
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Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee on
their wedding day in 1978. Her
new book, “Finding Magic,”
describes Bradlee’s last years.
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Trump-inspired
novel by Rushdie
lacks Midas touch
BY
’Tis the seasoning
already? Pumpkin
spice lattes return.
R ON C HARLES
After the planes crashed into the twin towers, it took a few years, but eventually dozens of
major novelists worked the 9/11 attacks into
the plots of their stories.
The literary response to Donald Trump may
follow a similar trajectory.
BOOK
Earlier this year, several auWORLD
thors told me they felt compelled on Nov. 9 to set aside
their work and begin something that felt more relevant
to our scorched political
landscape. Eight months
into this reign of chaos,
we’re already seeing the literary results.
Sadly, the first major
treatment was a clunky harangue. In May, Booker
THE GOLDEN
Prize winner Howard JaHOUSE
cobson published a dashedBy Salman
off parody called “Pussy,”
Rushdie
Random House. which demonstrated little
of his satiric genius. And
380 pp. $28.99
now another Booker winner, Salman Rushdie — who
knows a thing or two about needling powerful
people — has launched a second novelistic
attack on His Tweetness.
“The Golden House” doesn’t mention
BOOK WORLD CONTINUED ON C9
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the newspaper’s most valuable asset, a printing plant based on 25
acres of prime real estate in Jersey
City, across the Hudson from the
paper’s home in Manhattan. In
exchange, it will assume the
News’s annual losses and pension
liabilities, freeing Zuckerman, 80,
from the News’s perpetual string
of red ink and future employee
obligations.
The 98-year-old Daily News
was once a mighty voice of New
DAILY NEWS CONTINUED ON C2
LATTE CONTINUED ON C3
For the price of a single newsstand copy, Tronc grabs tabloid, its real estate
P AUL F ARHI
The newspaper headlines
about the latest newspaper deal
say one of the iconic names in the
business — the New York Daily
News — has just been sold.
Well, not exactly.
In another sign of the newspaper industry’s vanishing, if not
vanished, economic value, Chicago-based Tronc Inc. will officially
pay $1 to “buy” the money-losing
Daily News. But it’s more accurate
The New York Daily News
was sold for a symbolic $1
to Tronc, which owns
the Los Angeles Times and
the Chicago Tribune.
to say Daily News owner Mort
Zuckerman effectively gave the
paper up for adoption, and paid
Tronc to be its caretaker.
Tronc (an awkward shorthand
for Tribune Online Content) will
take over management of the Daily News and get half-ownership of
Never mind that it is still technically summer. It’s fall when Starbucks says it is, and that
means it was fall on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the day
that pumpkin spice lattes returned to its cafes
nationwide.
This is a choose-your-own-adventure story.
Do you like pumpkin spice? Keep reading. Do
you hate it and everything it stands for? Turn
to Page C3.
I LOVE PUMPKIN SPICE:
Good news! Fall came one day earlier this
year than in 2016, when the pumpkin spice
latte, or PSL, launched on Sept. 6. And
Starbucks chose to debut it in a super-fun
Facebook live-stream parody of April the
Giraffe — remember her? Except instead of a
baby giraffe, viewers to the stream, which
launched Friday, were promised a chance to
watch the birth of a pumpkin spice latte. So
cute!!
More than 1,500 people tuned in through
various parts of the broadcast, which lasted
more than 80 hours, to see their favorite drink
be welcomed into the world like a newborn
kitten. Kittens, too, played a part in the
broadcast, which was full of tricks from those
magical Starbucks wizards. They posted
pumpkin “facts” (“Did you know? The past
tense of pumpkins spice latte is pumpkinseed
$1 deal reflects change
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Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil
Spicer drops
McCarthy’s name
into his new bio
Melissa
McCarthy
lampooned
former White
House press
secretary Sean
Spicer on
SNL.
Former White House press
secretary Sean Spicer is
forever bound to Melissa
McCarthy, the comedianactress who famously portrayed
him on “Saturday Night Live”
during his drama-filled tenure
as a top aide to President
Donald Trump. The latest
evidence that McSpicer is
forever comes in the bio page
for Spicer’s just-announced gig
as a speaker-for-hire.
“Everybody knows Sean
Spicer,” reads the first line of
his promo on the Worldwide
Speakers Group website. It
doesn’t come out and say that
McCarthy’s hilariously angry
impersonation is responsible
for this ubiquity in the nation’s
psyche. But it does name-check
the “Bridesmaids” star.
“Melissa McCarthy’s depiction
of his press briefing
performances earned him a
spot in Saturday Night Live
lore,” it continues. “But it was
his role as the architect of the
Republican National
Committee’s PR strategy that
earned him a reputation as one
of the party’s most effective and
hardest-charging strategists
and communicators.”
Another funny bio note:
Politico reporter Annie Karni
noted on Twitter that an earlier
version of the text was edited to
remove mention of Spicer’s
“candor.”
No mention of how much a
Spicey Speech costs.
Jerry Springer is
considering run
for Ohio governor
Louise Linton’s mea culpa:
The bucks start here
Jerry
Springer, who
briefly served
as Cincinnati
mayor, has
been active in
Democratic
politics.
L
ouise Linton, the wife of
Treasury Secretary Steven
Mnuchin, is publicly
apologizing (again) for that
Instagram post last month that had
people calling her a modern-day
Marie Antoinette. But is it ironic that
she issued the mea culpa in an
interview with a glossy Washington
society magazine — that
accompanies a photo spread of
Linton wearing designer gowns?
First, a refresher on That
Instagram Thing: In late August,
Linton posted a pic of herself
accompanying her husband on a
work trip and, as so many moneyed
fashionistas do, tagged the designers
of the clothes she was sporting,
name-dropping the pricey likes of
Hermès and Tom Ford. When
commenters called her out, she
responded to one woman with a
condescending rant.
Linton later deleted it all and
apologized, but now the Scottish
actress-writer is rehashing it herself
in the latest issue of Washington Life
magazine, devoted to the local highsociety set’s season of balls and galas.
As described by Washington Life
Executive Editor Virginia Coyne, the
original photo shoot for the longplanned cover story was canceled
because it was to take place just after
the Instagram controversy. But
Linton agreed to reschedule and
used the interview to don a couture
version of a hair shirt.
“I one hundred percent embrace
the comments of my critics and I
concede wholeheartedly that the
post was boastful and materialistic
and my response was extremely
thoughtless,” she told Coyne.
The interview is both a public
apology and an attempt to pivot on a
designer stiletto, a feat made slightly
more difficult by her previous
Think “Jerry Springer” and it
might bring to mind some of the
daytime TV host’s greatest talkshow guests. Brawling strippers,
maybe, or that mother-daughter
dominatrix duo, or maybe the guy
who married a horse!
But Springer may soon want you
to think of something slightly more
serious, like the Ohio governorship.
He’s considering running for office
in his home state, Springer told
reporters after a Labor Day rally on
Monday. Hmm, a colorful celebrity
turning to populist politics? Sounds
familiar. (There’s Donald Trump, of
course, and Kid Rock is toying with
a Senate run.)
Springer, who has been active in
Democratic politics and even
served briefly as mayor of
Cincinnati, insists that this is no
publicity stunt. “It’s a serious
position and it deserves serious
consideration,” he told
Cleveland.com.
He would have plenty of
company: Among those seeking the
Democratic nomination are former
Democratic congresswoman Betty
Sutton, former state representative
Connie Pillich, state Sen. Joe
Schiavoni and Dayton Mayor Nan
Whaley. Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau Director
Richard Cordray is also
considering jumping into the ring.
One indication that Springer’s
name recognition might help? At
the rally, supporters reportedly
broke into the chant made famous
by his studio audiences: “Jerry!
Jerry!”
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE
Louise Linton on the cover of Washington Life magazine.
flaunting of her wealth, which is
mostly courtesy of her husband, a
former Goldman Sachs exec. But still,
she’s trying. Albeit in Ines Di Santo
frocks.
“I see the irony of making an
apology in a ball gown,” she
acknowledges in the interview. “But
it would be dishonest to proclaim
that I’m never going to go to another
social function. That’s also part of my
life. Charity fundraising galas have
always been a wonderful way to
support a myriad of causes.”
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Paper’s sale
indication
‘of troubled
times’
LA TIMES CROSSWORD
DAILY NEWS FROM C1
York’s working class, and a familiar accessory of straphanging
commuters in the great metropolis. It had a peak circulation of
2.4 million in 1947, and a penchant for provoking outrage and
amusement with its deep-black
“wood” headlines (including its
legendary five-word cri de coeur
in 1975 after President Ford denied federal aid to the nearly
bankrupt city: “Ford to City: Drop
Dead”). Its tabloid rivalry with
Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post
is steeped in newspaper lore and
the stuff of Hollywood seriocomic
mythmaking (see “The Paper”).
But you know the rest of the
story. The Internet long ago began
blasting away at the advertising
and readership foundation of
newsmagazines and newspapers.
The plummeting fortunes of both
have been slowed but not arrested
by the switch to digital news. Facebook and Google control much of
the national and local ad market
once dominated by all those Heralds and Tribunes and Chronicles.
The News’s “sale” is the latest
manifestation of these humbled
balance sheets — “an indication of
troubled times,” as Rick Edmonds,
the media-business analyst for the
journalism-education organization Poynter Institute, put it on
Tuesday. Of the News’s decline
and would-be rescue, he said,
“We’ve seen this movie before.”
In fact, there are many parallels. Bloomberg bought BusinessWeek from McGraw Hill in 2009
for pocket change and the assumption of its liabilities. Audioequipment magnate Sidney Harman paid a symbolic dollar a year
later to acquire Newsweek from
The Washington Post Co. (Harman, who died in 2011, briefly
merged the title with the Daily
Beast before Newsweek was sold
again in 2013).
Newspapers were once so profitable that they sold for billions as
recently as a decade or so ago.
These days, they’re largely valued
not on their journalistic enterprise and community connections
but on the real estate their owners
acquired decades or even a century earlier.
Like Zuckerman, a wealthy
MARY ALTAFFER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman, right, in 2015 with Rick Perry,
then a presidential candidate. Zuckerman sold the tabloid to Tronc,
whose predecessor company started the Daily News in 1919.
New York real estate investor, several newspaper owners have
squeezed value out of declining
newspaper operations by selling
off their underlying properties.
(When Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos bought The Washington Post for $250 million in 2013,
the paper’s former parent company made almost as much from the
later sale of its downtown headquarters building and Alexandria,
newsprint warehouses as it did
from selling The Post itself.)
Other owners have sold their
papers outright, with the paper’s
real estate as a prime attraction to
buyers.
In 2013, for example, the New
York Times Co. sold the Boston
Globe to Boston Red Sox owner
John W. Henry for $70 million.
The paper itself (which the Times
had purchased in a $1.1 billion
deal in 1993) was in effect a small
part of the bargain; the Globe’s
headquarters had an estimated
value of $63.8 million at the time.
Among others, Media General
sold the Tampa Tribune to an investment company called Revolution Capital Group in 2012 for $9.5
million — essentially the value of
the Tribune’s aging riverfront office building. Despite vowing to
stay and build (“We are definitely
in this for the long haul. We don’t
flip businesses,” Revolution’s chief
executive said at the time), the
investment company sold the Tribune 43 months later to the owners of the rival Tampa Bay Times.
The Times promptly shut the Tribune down.
The surprise deal for the Daily
News brings Tronc full circle. Its
predecessor company, the Chicago Tribune Co., started the paper
in 1919 and owned it until 1991.
Zuckerman acquired it in 1993
after a previous owner, British
tabloid baron Robert Maxwell, fell
off the back of his yacht and
drowned.
The company, which also owns
the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, says it intends to
continue operating the Daily
News, thus giving it a newspaper
in each of the nation’s three largest markets.
As a result, it will continue its
long financial war of attrition
with the New York Post. The Daily
News has won some attention for
its bold covers sassing candidate
and President Trump; the Post
tends to be more supportive of the
longtime New York real estate
magnate-turned-president.
Tronc’s publicity-shy chairman,
Michael Ferro, hasn’t shown a
willingness to use his papers for
broad national political purposes,
but “there’s still some value in
having a voice in a place like New
York,” Edmonds said, “even if the
nuts and bolts of the business
don’t make a lot of sense.”
Tronc’s immediate game plan is
to aggregate a national digital audience of sufficient size to attract
national advertisers. In announcing its agreement with Zuckerman, it said it would have a “combined digital platform” with about
80 million unique monthly visitors, of which about 25 million
come from the Daily News. This
gives Tronc’s newspapers (which
include the Baltimore Sun and
San Diego Union-Tribune) roughly the same scale as The Washington Post and New York Times.
Of course, if the Daily News
continues to founder financially,
Tronc will still have something to
fall back on. There’s a 25-acre parcel with prime views of Manhattan that could someday be home
to more than a printing plant.
paul.farhi@washpost.com
ACROSS
1 One taken
for a fool
5 Question at
a reunion
11 Game show
hosts
14 Camped in a
trailer, for short
15 Sort of
16 Spoil
17 Tennessee
whiskey
cocktail
19 MLB’s Indians,
on scoreboards
20 __ Alamos
21 Groundbreaking
tool
22 Aquatic plant
23 Fruity dessert
28 “My package
has arrived!”
29 “Darn it!”
30 Fun time, in
slang
31 “Othello”
antagonist
34 Unsurpassed
35 One above
criticism
38 Good opponent
40 Fair-to-middling
41 MMDX ÷ V
44 Actor Estevez
46 Stump speech
49 Preemployment
investigation
52 Morsels
53 Conditions
54 Done with
one’s career:
abbr.
55 Yale alum
56 Influential
pairing, and
a hint to the
circles in four
puzzle answers
61 President pro __
62 __ Jug: British
Open trophy
63 Take a long
bath
64 Most GRE
takers
65 Iran, once
66 Holy recess
DOWN
1 Hall of Fame
Sixer, familiarly
2 Charlottesville
sch.
@helena_andrews @emilyaheil
By Samuel A. Donaldson
© 2017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
3 Course
that makes
you sweat,
briefly?
4 “How’m I
doing?” New
York mayor
5 Hr. segment
6 Swing voter:
abbr.
7 Actor __
Baron Cohen
8 Faint
9 Get by
10 Pupil’s place
11 Magic Eraser
spokesman
12 Palmolive’s
corporate
partner
13 Cooks, as
broccoli
18 Tennis legend
who wrote
“Days of Grace”
22 Traffic light
symbol
23 Sty dweller
24 LAX posting
25 Lindros in
the Hockey
Hall of Fame
26 Blackens,
as tuna
9/6/17
27 Former Labor
secretary Elaine
32 Prefix with
caching
33 Uses too
much
35 Jockey’s wear
36 Alter ego of
7-Down
37 Wood measure
38 Screen writer?
39 Con targets
41 Sugar-free soft
drink
42 Summer Games
org.
43 Tattoo, in slang
44 __ Field:
Brooklyn
Dodgers’
home
45 Colorful
songbird
47 Height: pref.
48 Where
Springsteen
was born?
50 Tug __
51 Operators
56 Angel dust,
for short
57 Outdoor gear
retailer
58 Transp. group in
the Loop
59 Scale syllables
TUESDAY’S LA TIMES SOLUTION
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How should a parent react
when a stranger addresses
her 3-year old directly?
Miss
Manners
Dear Miss
Manners: I have
gathered from
reading your
column that one
should not ask
personal
questions of
strangers, nor
make comments
(even positive ones) regarding
their appearance. I have also
gathered that the response of the
approached person should be
civil, but not revealing.
How, if at all, is this rule
altered when the approaching
person is an adult and the
approached is a young child?
My nearly 3-year-old child is
approached several times on any
given outing, with comments
about her (fairly ordinary)
clothing and questions about her
age, name and favorite color.
What we have been doing, so far,
is to have me answer the
questions (more specifically than
I prefer, because I don’t know
how to word a vague reply) and
thank strangers for their
compliments while she remains
silent.
I would like to teach her an
all-purpose sentence that is
polite but discourages further,
unwanted conversation. What I
believe she would like to convey
is, “I appreciate your interest,
but my mother and I would
prefer to continue our shopping
(or conversation, or walk)
undisturbed.’’ Of course, I know
that wording is not correct, so I
turn to Miss Manners for
something better.
If you can get your 3-year-old to
recite the sentence you propose,
Miss Manners suspects you will
have no further problems: You
will have plenty of time to make
a discreet escape while the nowperplexed questioner wonders at
her precocious politeness.
Failing that, let your daughter
answer the first question
naturally, then politely interrupt
and apologize, explaining to
child and stranger alike that it is
time to go.
JUDITH
MARTIN,
NICHOLAS
MARTIN AND
JACOBINA
MARTIN
STARBUCKS
Starbucks used a Facebook Live parody featuring the birth of a gourd — dubbed “Fall-icia” in a Twitter poll — to hype the
return of pumpkin spice latte to the menu. Fans of PSL cheered, but it didn’t whip up support from haters of the beverage.
Seasonal latte is a treat for some, a trick for others
LATTE FROM C1
spice latte”), and teased viewers
with the number 756, which some
viewers suspected was “PSL upside down” (it wasn’t). Others
claimed it was the secret code for
getting an early PSL (also not
true, but some friendly baristas
across the country jumped the
gun and began serving them over
the weekend).
Either way, the pumpkin finally hatched in a cloud of smoke at
8:20 on Monday night, and a
Twitter poll decided it would be
named Fall-icia, and yaaaaay, fall
is finally here! Time for you to
wear your boots and leggings and
flannel and, of course, drink your
pumpkin spice lattes. And maybe
that’s basic but WHATEVER, you
love pumpkin spice so who cares.
Fall is finally here!
I HATE PUMPKIN SPICE:
Oh, jeez, here we go again. It’s
that time of the year when everyone loses their minds about some
overly sweet, heavily nutmegged
expensive coffee. Can’t we just
enjoy these last few weeks of
summer? We have all of autumn
to drink this nonsense.
And don’t get me started on the
people who spent hours of their
life watching a Facebook video of
a pumpkin sitting on a nest. People who argued in the comments
about whether to name the
pumpkin Priscilla. People who
discussed the health of the mother pumpkin and compared it to
their own experiences giving
birth (shout-out to the commenter who kept warning Starbucks
that the fog machine was not
good for the baby pumpkin
spice). People who thought 756,
the cryptic code Starbucks kept
using, was “PSL” upside down
(IT’S NOT, THE “P” IS BACKWARDS, COME ON PEOPLE).
And then, the anticlimactic big
reveal, after people in different
pockets of the country had already spent the weekend bragging that they were already getting their PSLs from baristas willing to break the rules.
Poor,
miserable
baristas.
They’ve already started a support
group on Reddit to commiserate
about the crowds and PSL-loving
clientele. And while there’s something casually cruel about
labeling legging-wearing, PSLdrinking white girls as “basic”—
well, you have to admit, the drink
has a type.
Poor, miserable us, the nondrinkers of pumpkin spice. And
we’ll have to do it all over again
near the holidays, when the red
cups come in. And then in the
spring, with whatever godforsaken rainbow atrocity replaces the
Unicorn Frappuccino. Bye, Fallicia.
maura.judkis@washpost.com
Reluctance to say ‘no’ — not lack of a doggie bag — is the issue for diner
Dear Miss Manners: What is the
most proper method of
Dear Carolyn: We
Dining Out: Wait a minute. You
don’t like saying no, therefore
their requests are “bullying”?
That’s a nifty sleight of hand,
shifting the blame onto them for
positions you chose to take. Not to
mention really unfair.
The friend who pouts over
nachos, okay — she has some
issues. But normal people who,
like you, can’t finish a normal
restaurant portion are behaving
well within the range of normal
when they suggest sharing an
entree.
That’s because there’s
absolutely nothing abnormal,
mean, wrong or impolite about
NICK GALIFIANAKIS FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
Americans are
used to large
restaurant
portions. Often
when dining out
Carolyn
with friends,
Hax
someone suggests
an entree she
wants to split, and
because I suspect my friends all
know I’d rather die than offend,
I’m often feeling pressured to
agree — even though I’d prefer my
own choice. This also denies me
the pleasure of a doggie bag to
take home for another meal.
I finally stopped dining out
with one friend as she would sulk
through the meal because I didn’t
want to share her perpetual plate
of greasy nachos! How do I
politely handle these bullying
requests without hurting the
friendship?
— Dining Out
just saying no. One suggested
phrasing:
“No, thanks.”
Seriously. But if it makes you
feel better: “No, thanks — I’d like
my own so I can have leftovers.”
Practice in front of the mirror if
you have to.
Why go to such lengths?
Because you’re plainly —
admirably — worried about being
polite, that’s why. And arguably
the least polite thing you can do is
wield an “I’d rather die than
offend” excuse for not saying what
you really mean, especially to
people you call your friends. True
courtesy is to let them know
where you stand.
If you’re skeptical, look at
where this path has brought you:
You don’t like saying no, so you
feel pressured when asked, so you
blame your friends for asking, so
you start seeing them as bullies
instead of friends. How is that
polite — or kind or generous — to
them?
Or, I should say, how is that in
any way nicer to them than just
admitting you want your own
food?
There’s another excellent
reason to take this on in earnest:
It’s not (just) about tomorrow’s
lunch, it’s about learning to
advocate for yourself. Ordering
food among friends is just the
kind of low-stakes venture that
allows you to practice your nosaying skills. I urge you to use this
opportunity.
Keep practicing in exactly these
friendly scenarios until you’re
comfortable saying what you
want without fear your (real)
friends will drop you over a
doggie bag.
An ability to stand up for
yourself is the skill you’ll want
most when your life hits a serious
snag, as all lives tend to do. So put
in the work to develop it now,
while the living is relatively easy
and nacho etiquette is the
thorniest issue you’ve got. Do this
work as a profound kindness to
yourself. Enlist a good therapist if
there’s a deeper foundation to
your fear of giving offense.
One caveat: Nudging your
assertiveness to a healthier place
could alter the chemistry of your
friendships, even to the point of
ending some. I’m not sure you
want to stay friends with people,
though, who see your being a
pushover as the trait they value
most.
Write to Carolyn Hax at
tellme@washpost.com. Get her
column delivered to your inbox each
morning at wapo.st/haxpost.
Join the discussion live at noon
Fridays at live.washingtonpost.com
apologizing to a company that
complained — not to me, or to
my team leader, but to the
company owner — that I was
unprofessionally emotional
while trying to finalize a
ridiculously challenging deal?
(My first, by the way.)
Had they brought their
concerns to me, or even just to
my team leader, my apology
would be sincere, but now it is
tainted with resentment. In most
cases, I would prefer to do it in
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Watching
the man
she loved
slip away
MEMOIR FROM C1
He didn’t like the idea of being
“put on the couch.” He also didn’t
like to be on the defensive, which
he definitely was once I described
the situation from my point of
view. Ben seemed a bit confused
when he heard me relate our problems, as though I were talking
about somebody else, not him. He
kept saying things like, “I can’t
believe I said that or used that
tone. That’s not who I am.” He
would say, “But I love her. Why
would I talk to her that way?”
I
n 2011, a reporter called Ben at
the Post, where he maintained
an office as a vice president at
large, to interview him about
something sensitive that had happened at the paper. Ben was very
forthcoming — in fact, too forthcoming. He told the reporter
much more than he should have,
much more than he knew. After
the piece came out, I went to
Washington Post Company Chairman Don Graham and suggested
that it might be time for Ben to
stop going to the Post. Don, the
kindest human being on the planet, refused to even consider it.
However, we did work out a plan.
All the secretaries and assistants
on the floor were advised never to
put a call through to Ben without
checking with his secretary Carol
or Don or me. Everyone was told
to turn down all interview requests. Ben never knew about it.
It had been five years since he
had been diagnosed with earlystage dementia, but few outside
the family knew it. Almost every
day he went down to the Post
cafeteria for lunch and would be
immediately surrounded by a coterie of reporters and admirers,
and that seemed to perk him up.
There was always a group conversation and as long as Ben gave
somebody the finger or told somebody to “f--- off,” people didn’t
seem to notice the forgetfulness
that much.
I organized a lunch group at the
Madison hotel across from the
Post, where I had a running tab.
Carol had a sign-up sheet and up
to five people could join. It was
always full. We called it “Tuesdays
with Ben.”
One night we went to George
Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth’s house for a party. We were
all standing around having cocktails when Ben, suddenly pale and
weak, collapsed on the sofa and
proceeded to have what looked
like a seizure. His eyes rolled back
in his head, his mouth dropped
open, and he blacked out. Within
minutes, we were speeding to
George Washington University
Hospital. Within a half hour, Ben
was alert and talking, telling anyone who would listen to “get me
the hell out of here.” He was fine.
It was only a day or two later
that I realized he was behaving
differently. He wasn’t as sharp. He
had lost something. I was the only
one who noticed.
W
e continued to live our
lives as normally as we
could. He continued going to the Post every day.
Between episodes, Ben was
alert, insightful, and aware. The
awareness made the lapses all the
more painful. What was so compelling was that I never knew
when I was going to have the real
Ben as opposed to some stranger.
By the fall of 2012, though, I
knew it was time to come clean. I
was going to have to tell people
that Ben had dementia.
Ben was in his office and I
stopped by. The phone rang and
Carol picked it up. It was our old
friend, British editor and publisher Harry Evans, the husband of
editor Tina Brown. I took the call.
“Harry,” I said, “Ben can’t take
calls anymore. He has dementia.”
There was dead silence on the
phone and then Harry plaintively
said, “Oh dear, I’m afraid we’re all
going to end up that way at some
point, aren’t we?”
It was done. We were heading
into a new life, a life I was dreading, and yet a life that would be
fulfilling in a way that I never
could have imagined.
The A-word is a killer, which is
why I always said “dementia,”
even though it was never clear
which he had. Somehow Alzheimer’s sounds like something one
could catch. Dementia sounds
tamer, more like gentle aging. At
dinners, I would ask my friends to
seat me next to Ben so that I could
protect him. I’d make sure the
person on his other side was
aware of Ben’s situation.
I suggested once more that Ben
give up his office. Again, Don
wouldn’t hear of it. He was resolute. Ben’s office was there for him
FAMILY PHOTO
until he died.
T
he geriatric psychiatrist rec-
ommended a fabulous support group called “The
Friends Club” that met in a church
in Bethesda. There were twelve
men at various stages of dementia
who met three days a week. I
thought I was in for a big fight
with Ben, that he would never
agree to go to some “candy ass”
program. I never described it as a
club for men with dementia. I told
him it was a group for old Navy
men and foreign service types and
journalists (all true). Sandra Day
O’Connor’s husband, John, had
been in the group and so had
Sargent Shriver.
For reasons that I will never
understand, Ben agreed to go to
the support group. On the first
day, I sat in on the whole session,
next to Ben. One man sat quietly,
not participating at all. There
were others in the group, the newer ones, who seemed quite normal
until, after an hour or so, they
began repeating themselves. Every once in a while, one of them
would stop in the middle of talking and say, “I can’t remember
s---!” The others would totally
crack up with appreciation. Ben
did too. He began to relax.
I found myself holding court,
keeping the conversation going
around the table, telling stories, basically standing on my head. I was
trying so hard to entertain them all
so that they would like Ben. It was
emotionally exhausting. I had become Ben’s protective mom. Ben
held my hand during most of the
meeting. I could see how dependent
he was on me. He was so nervous
and looked lost. I had never seen
Ben like that. It killed me. Any hostility he had been showing to me
simply disappeared. As I drove him
home he just put his hand over
mine and said, “I love you, babe.” I
felt in some way that God had given
me Ben back.
I
ABOVE: Ben
Bradlee, Sally
Quinn and their
son, Quinn Bradlee,
on the beach in St.
Martin in 1994.
n August of 2013, Jay Carney,
then Barack Obama’s White
House spokesman, called me
to say that the president was going
to award Ben the Medal of Freedom but that it was to be kept a
secret until it was announced
LEFT: Quinn and
Bradlee with
friends Harold
Evans and Tina
Brown at the 2012
White House
Correspondents’
Association dinner.
JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS
(From L to R) Writer Sally Quinn, her husband, former
Executive Editor of the Washington Post Ben Bradlee,
former editor of the Sunday Times Harold Evans and
his wife, Daily Beast and Newsweek Editor-in-Chief
Tina Brown, attend the annual White House
Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington
Hilton in Washington, April 28, 2012. REUTERS/
Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS
ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
BOTTOM: Bradlee
receiving the
Presidential Medal
of Freedom from
President Barack
Obama in
November 2013. By
that time, Bradlee’s
dementia was hard
to keep secret, and
Quinn enlisted
former president
Bill Clinton, who
was also receiving a
medal that day, to
help him through
the ceremony.
MARVIN JOSEPH/THE WASHINGTON POST
some weeks later. Ben was ecstatic, although I’m not sure at that
point that he really understood
what was happening. That night
we had people for dinner, a number of journalists, and Ben announced to everyone that he was
getting the Medal of Freedom. He
had forgotten it was a secret.
The ceremony was to be in November, and Ben was obsessed.
Night after night he would get up
at all hours and try to dress for the
ceremony. At that point he had
lost track of dates. The night before the awards I invited all his
children, his grandchildren, his
stepchildren, his step-grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews
for a family party. Ben was in his
element.
I was surprised at how important this medal was to Ben. Public
affirmation of his achievements
was something he had never really cared about. Especially in his
later years, he was constantly being asked to be celebrated at various events. He almost always declined. Yet, here we were, as Ben
was about to receive the highest
civilian honor an American can
get, and he was beside himself
with excitement and anticipation.
He must have known that he was
coming to the end of his life. He had
been reminiscing more than usual
about his past. In some way this
medal represented to Ben so much
that had given his life meaning. He
had served in World War II, defending his country and its values. He
had worked as a journalist for nearly sixty years, devoted to finding the
facts and exposing the truth, defending the Constitution and the
First Amendment and all that it
stood for. He had fought the good
fight, he had finished the race, he
had kept the faith.
The plan was for me to go early
to the White House for the rehears-
Between
episodes,
Ben was alert,
insightful, and
aware. The
awareness
made the lapses
all the more
painful.
Excerpt from “Finding
Magic” by Sally Quinn
al to stand in for Ben and he would
come later. There was no way he
could stand around for hours beforehand.
Among those who were being
honored that day were Bill Clinton,
Oprah Winfrey, and Gloria
Steinem. I had walked through the
drill along with the other recipients. They had to walk up the aisle
of the East Room to the podium,
get up the stairs, wait for their
citation to be read, walk up to the
president, receive the medal, get
back to their chairs, and then get
back down the stairs. I was frantic.
I knew Ben couldn’t do it by himself. He was particularly out of it
that morning, probably out of nervousness and excitement and lack
of sleep. He had his good days and
his bad days. This was a bad day.
In desperation I went to Clinton
and asked if he would help Ben get
through it. He took Ben by the
hand and guided him up the red
carpet to the podium and helped
him to his seat, signaled him when
he was to get up, helped him over to
the president, guided him back to
his seat, and then took his arm and
led him out of the room when it
was over. I was so grateful.
At the reception the former
president came over to me laughing. “Do you know what Ben asked
me? He said, ‘Did I ever piss you
off?’ ” Clinton told me he had responded no, “but that’s only because by the time I became president you had already stepped
down as editor.”
Ben went home and slept the
rest of the afternoon. Miraculously,
when he woke up, he was himself
again so we were able to go to the
president’s dinner for all the honorees, present and past.
President Obama made a point
of going around the table and
greeting everyone. He spent an especially long time talking to Ben
who held his own in the conversation, laughing and joking. It was as
if he had had a giant bolt of energy
come down from the sky and infuse
his body with his Ben-ness. I
couldn’t have been more proud or
loved him more that night.
t was Thursday, September 11,
2014. Ben would be dead in a
little over a month, but I
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losing Ben
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MEMOIR FROM C4
couldn’t have predicted that. We
were moving forward with life as
usual, our new normal. Ben was
tired but in a good mood. He was
always happy to see his doctor,
Michael Newman, and we had a
jovial conversation about Ben’s
overall health. Ben said he was
slowing down but felt fine. Michael asked the nurse to take Ben
for a blood test, then shut the door
and sat down.
“I’m putting Ben in hospice
care,” he said.
“I’m sorry?” Clearly I hadn’t
heard him correctly.
“I’m putting him in hospice
care.”
“What does that mean?” I
asked. “He’s not dying. He’s
healthy as a horse. There’s noth-
ing medically wrong with him. He
sleeps a lot and is confused, but
the geriatric psychiatrist said he
could live for five more years.”
“I know,” said Michael quietly.
He was always honest with me,
and beyond empathetic. He loved
Ben too.
“How much time does he
have?” I asked finally.
“Maybe four months but I
doubt it,” he said. “Probably two.”
Ben’s hospice nurse, Vallerie,
began visiting regularly. Ben still
had no idea she was a hospice
nurse. Or maybe he did. He hadn’t
asked a single question about his
health.
I was moving full steam ahead
with funeral planning. It was a
strange yet welcome distraction,
a way to keep my hands busy and
my mind occupied. I had called
the National Cathedral to set up
an appointment with the staff. I
had lined up the choirs, a tenor, a
band, the food and a tent for the
reception, the programs, the evergreens for the church. I hadn’t
cried. I had too much to do and
not enough time, although I still
hadn’t accepted it yet. I was planning all this just in case. . .
A week or so before Ben died,
Vallerie was conducting a “routine” checkup on Ben. Suddenly
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Sally Quinn, with
Quinn and Pari
Bradlee, watches as
Ben Bradlee’s
casket is put into a
hearse after
Bradlee’s funeral at
Washington
National Cathedral
in 2014.
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he turned serious.
“When am I leaving?” he asked.
“What do you mean, Ben?” I
responded.
“When do I have to go?” I
looked at Vallerie. Was he saying
what I thought he was saying?
“Go where, Ben?” I asked.
He appeared frustrated and
impatient. “When am I going
home?”
“You are home, Ben,” I said,
taking his hand. “You are home.”
He closed his eyes and leaned his
head back on the sofa.
Vallerie motioned to me to
leave the room with her.
“He’s asking when he’s going to
die, isn’t he?” I said, barely able to
keep it together.
“Yes.”
I knew that “going home” was
Ben’s hospice
nurse, Vallerie,
began visiting
regularly.
Ben still had
no idea she
was a hospice
nurse. Or
maybe he did.
Excerpt from “Finding
Magic” by Sally Quinn
the closest we were going to get to
speaking about his death. His
spirit was in me and mine in him.
We didn’t need to say anything to
each other. He knew and I knew.
We both knew.
W
hat did Ben’s death mean
to me? I got religion or
some sense of spirituality
from the idea of love, self-sacrifice, mystery, and magic. It happened to me in a much clearer
way at that moment. It illuminated for me the story of my life.
Being in love with a man on his
deathbed is not romantic in the
traditional sense, but I was more
in love with Ben then than at any
other time. I was in love with him
every minute of every day, until
the day he died. And I was more in
love with him the day he died than
I had ever been before.
I have faith in the power of love.
Ultimately loving is the most important thing a person can do.
Giving and receiving love is encapsulated in another of my favorite words, albeit a rarely used
one, redamancy, which means
“the act of loving in return.”
George Sand was right when she
wrote, “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
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3111 K Street N.W.
AFI Silver Theatre
Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Baby Driver (R) CC: 4:25-10:10
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
7:30-10:10
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:50-4:307:15-9:50
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 12:40-6:45
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:45-4:20-10:00
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:304:10-7:30-9:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:15-4:15-7:10-10:05
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:30-2:505:15-6:50-10:10
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 12:35-3:005:25-7:50
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:25-7:20
Dunkirk: The IMAX 2D Experience
(PG-13) CC: 12:30-3:10
Patti Cake$ (R) CC: 4:50
Wind River (R) CC: 2:00-4:40-7:25-10:05
Girls Trip (R) CC: 3:45-9:55
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:15-4:157:10-10:00
Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D
(R) 10:15
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) 5:45-8:00-10:15
I Do... Until I Don't (R) 2:05-4:457:25-10:00
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:303:45-7:00-10:15
AMC Loews Uptown 1
3426 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Felony (NR) 9:45
The Demons (NR) 7:30
Dunkirk (PG-13) 12:30-2:45-5:007:15-9:30
Old Stone (Lao Shi) (NR) 1:30
Step (PG) 1:15-3:05-5:05-7:05-9:05
The Godfather: Part II (R) 3:30
AMC Academy 8
6198 Greenbelt Road
The Dark Tower (PG-13) CC:
4:10-10:00
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:15-3:30
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
CC: 1:45-4:00-6:20
Kidnap (R) CC: 8:40
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 5:00
Cars 3 (G) CC: 2:15-8:00
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 2:405:10-7:30-10:00
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG13) CC: 6:00-9:10
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:004:40-7:15-9:55
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC:
1:00-6:45
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:00-3:45-6:30-9:15
Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:30-4:20-7:10-9:50
AMC Center Park 8
4001 Powder Mill Rd.
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:15-3:45
Close Encounters of the Third Kind The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
40th Anniversary Release (PG) CC: CC: 12:30
4:00-7:30
Kidnap (R) CC: 2:45-7:35
AMC Mazza Gallerie
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 2:305300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
5:00-7:30-10:00
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:00Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 12:00
4:30-7:05-9:45
Kidnap (R) CC: 12:10-5:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 4:30
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 1:20-7:10 12:30-3:30-6:30-9:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:45-3:00Tulip Fever (R) CC: (!) 12:10-2:405:15-7:30-10:00
5:20-7:50
Detroit (R) CC: 6:00-9:10
The Big Sick (R) CC: 2:20-7:35
Girls Trip (R) CC: 4:50-9:40
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:50-4:35-7:20
Wind River (R) CC: 1:00-3:45Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:056:25-9:00
2:25-4:40
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 6:30-9:15
Wind River (R) CC: 12:00-2:40-5:25-8:00
AMC Columbia 14
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 2:2010300 Little Patuxent Parkway
5:10-7:55
The Dark Tower (PG-13) CC:
Albert Einstein Planetarium - 2:10-10:25
National Air & Space Museum The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
6th Street and Independence Ave SW CC: 11:40-2:15
To Space and Back 11:00AM
Baby Driver (R) CC: 1:50-10:20
Dark Universe Space Show (NR)
Cars 3 (G) 11:05-1:45
11:30-12:30-1:30-2:30-3:30-4:30
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) 11:35Journey to the Stars (NR) 12:00-1:00- 2:20-5:00-7:25-10:30
2:00-3:00-4:00-5:00
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 11:30-2:00
Angelika
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
Pop-Up at Union Market
CC: 4:20-10:05
550 Penn Street NE - Unit E
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: (!) 10:50Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 2:15
1:30-4:20-7:10-10:00
Maudie (PG-13) CC: 12:00-4:30
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 4:35-7:20-10:10
Landline (R) CC: 1:15-5:15
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 11:00-1:30-4:05Marjorie Prime 11:30-1:30-3:30-5:30-7:30 6:40-9:20
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Menashe (PG) 11:15-3:15-7:15
10:50-1:35-4:25-7:15-10:05
Slipknot: Day of the Gusano 7:00
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 11:20-1:40Avalon Theatre
4:30-7:05-9:25
5612 Connecticut Avenue
Tulip Fever (R) 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:45 Wind River (R) CC: (!) 11:00-1:40-4:156:50-9:25
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
Girls Trip (R) CC: 11:10-4:40-7:30
(NR) 8:00
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 11:05Columbus 1:00-3:20-5:40
4:35-7:20
Landmark
Valley of Bones (R) 11:45-2:05-4:25Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
7:00-10:00
807 V Street, NW
Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D
Baby Driver (R) CC: 1:45-7:00-9:45 (R) (!) 4:20-7:20-9:30
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 12:15-2:45-5:00- Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 5:457:15-9:50
8:00-10:15
Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 2:35-4:30-10:00 Slipknot: Day of the Gusano 8:00
Girls Trip (R) CC: 12:00-5:00-7:30
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 12:20-2:35- 40th Anniversary Release (PG) (!)
4:45-7:40-9:55
11:50-3:10-6:30-9:50
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:00-2:30- Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 12:10-2:50
5:00-7:35-10:00
AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18
Gook 12:15-2:25-4:35-7:20-9:30
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Polina, danser sa vie (NR) 1:00-4:007:00-9:30
Good Time (R) CC: 1:35-9:50
I Do... Until I Don't (R) 1:25-4:257:25-9:45
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:15-4:15-7:15-9:40
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:00-4:007:00-9:30
Wind River (R) CC: 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:35
Columbus 1:20-4:20-7:20-9:40
The Trip to Spain CC: 1:30-4:307:30-9:40
Landmark West End Cinema
2301 M Street NW
Step (PG) CC: 2:45-5:15-7:45
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to
Power (PG) CC: 2:30-5:00-7:30
Patti Cake$ (R) CC: 2:15-4:45-7:15
Medal of Honor Theater - NMMC
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
We, the Marines (NR) 10:00-11:0012:00-1:00-2:00-3:00-4:00
Regal Gallery Place
Stadium 14
701 Seventh Street NW
Kidnap (R) CC: 10:30
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
12:15-2:35-5:05-10:05
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 5:30-8:05-10:35
Cars 3 (G) CC: 2:55
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 12:152:40-5:20-7:30-10:35
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:30-4:20-7:15-10:15
Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 1:35
Girls Trip (R) CC: 4:35-7:40-10:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:20-3:456:00-8:15
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:50-4:006:55-9:40
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:003:15-6:45-10:05
Smithsonian - Lockheed Martin
IMAX Theater
601 Independence Avenue SW
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D (NR) 2:40
A Beautiful Planet 3D (G) 4:20
Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea
3D (NR) 11:00-1:15-3:30
Dream Big: Engineering Our World:
An IMAX 3D Experience 12:25
Journey to Space 3D (NR) 10:2511:50-2:05-5:15
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) 6:00-7:45
Smithsonian - Samuel C.
Johnson IMAX Theater
10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Dinosaurs Alive! 3D (NR) 12:15-3:00
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret
Ocean 3D (NR)
National Parks Adventure 3D (America Wild 3D) (NR) 10:25-1:10-4:50
Amazon Adventure 3D (NR) 11:202:05-3:55
9811 Washingtonian Ctr.
(!) No Pass/No Discount Ticket
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 12:002:30-5:05-7:40-10:15
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 12:30The Dark Tower (PG-13) CC: 5:45-8:15 3:30-6:30-9:30
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:10-3:30 The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG) 12:00-1:30-4:30-7:15-10:05
CC: 1:45-6:20
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:00-2:154:30-6:05-8:10
Kidnap (R) CC: 4:00-9:10
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG- Good Time (R) CC: 10:15
13) CC: 5:45-9:05
Wind River (R) CC: 12:10-2:40-5:1047 Meters Down (PG-13) CC: 4:05-8:45 7:40-10:10
Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:10-4:15-7:10-9:55
Baby Driver (R) CC: 6:00-9:00
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:30-4:20Cars 3 (G) CC: 3:15
7:05-9:50
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 2:00All Saints (PG) CC: 1:50-4:25-6:55-9:25
4:35-7:15-9:30
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:30Landmark
4:15-7:00-9:30
Bethesda Row Cinema
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 1:25-3:40
7235 Woodmont Avenue
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:00
1:15-4:00-6:45-9:25
Step (PG) CC: 1:40-3:40-5:40-7:50Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) 9:55
CC: 1:05-6:15
The Trip to Spain CC: 1:10-4:40Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:00-3:45-6:30-9:20 7:30-9:40
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 2:15-4:30- Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:50-3:506:40-9:15
7:10-9:50
Crown Heights 2:10-4:40-7:05-9:25 The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC: 4:10
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) 2:15-4:30- Wind River (R) CC: 2:00-4:306:45-9:00
7:05-9:45
Teatro alla Scala: Die Entführung aus
ArcLight Bethesda
dem Serail 7:00
7101 Democracy Boulevard
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:20-4:20Despicable Me 3 (PG) 12:10-3:40
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG) 7:20-9:30
Menashe (PG) 1:30-3:30-5:30-7:4012:20-3:30-6:50-9:00
10:00
Cars 3 (G) 11:40AM
I Do... Until I Don't (R) 1:45-4:45Dunkirk (PG-13) 11:05-2:40-5:057:00-9:20
7:05-10:25
Tulip Fever (R) 11:50-2:25-5:10-7:25-9:10
Old Greenbelt Theatre
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
129 Centerway
11:55-2:30-4:50-7:40-10:05
Step (PG) 3:15-7:45
Annabelle: Creation (R) 11:45-2:35- Menashe (PG) 5:30
5:45-8:10-10:30
Paragon Kentlands Stadium 10
Wonder Woman (PG-13) 12:30-4:35
629 Center Point Way
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 10:15
Despicable Me 3 (PG) 5:20-7:30
Girls Trip (R) 1:30-6:30
Baby
Driver
(R) 7:25
Atomic Blonde (R) 4:25
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) 1:35-3:35-4:45- Cars 3 (G) 4:55
Dunkirk
(PG-13)
5:15-7:35
7:00-9:05
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
The Big Sick (R) 11:15-1:50-4:305:35-8:30
7:20-9:50
Wind River (R) 11:10-2:45-5:30-10:35 Wonder Woman (PG-13) 5:40-8:35
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R)
Logan Lucky (PG-13) 11:25-2:055:10-7:45
4:40-7:35-10:10
The Big Sick (R) 5:10-7:40
Served Like a Girl CC: 11:30-1:25Wind River (R) 4:50-7:15
4:20-7:15-9:15
The Glass Castle (PG-13) 12:00-1:40- Logan Lucky (PG-13) 5:05-7:40
The Glass Castle (PG-13) 5:30-8:15
4:00-7:30-10:20
Baby Driver (R) 9:25
Phoenix Theatres Marlow 6
Cars 3 (G) 5:00
3899 Branch Avenue
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 12:05- The Dark Tower (PG-13) 12:45-3:202:15-5:25-8:00
6:10-8:30
Atomic Blonde (R) 8:05
Kidnap (R) 12:05-5:30
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 11:35-2:10- The Emoji Movie (PG) 12:15-2:305:35-7:55-10:00
4:45-7:10
Wind River (R) 7:50
Girls Trip (R) 1:30-5:00-7:45
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Detroit (R) 2:30-7:50
40th Anniversary Release (PG)
Annabelle: Creation (R) 12:30-3:007:10-9:45
5:30-8:15
Baby Driver (R) 1:55
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 1:15Close Encounters of the Third Kind 5:10-8:00
40th Anniversary Release (PG)
Regal Bowie Stadium 14
11:00-2:00-4:55
AMC Magic Johnson
Capital Center 12
800 Shoppers Way
Bow Tie Annapolis Mall 11
1020 Westfield Annapolis Mall
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
(PG) 12:40
Cars 3 (G) 3:30
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) 11:302:10-4:50-7:20-10:00
Dunkirk (PG-13) 11:10-1:40-4:207:10-9:50
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
6:20-9:30
Annabelle: Creation (R) 11:20-2:205:00-7:40-10:30
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 11:001:50-4:40-7:30-10:20
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) 11:40-2:004:30-7:00-9:20
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:003:20-6:30-9:40
Bow Tie Harbour 9
2474 Solomons Island Road
Tulip Fever (R) 10:50-1:50-4:30Cars 3 (G) CC: 2:35-5:20
7:10-9:50
Baadshaho (NR) (!) 11:50-3:30Good Time (R) 5:10-10:30
6:40-9:45
Wind River (R) 10:40-1:20-4:00Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 1:30- 6:50-9:30
4:20-7:35-10:20
Logan Lucky (PG-13) 11:10-2:00War for the Planet of the Apes (PG- 4:40-7:20-10:10
13) CC: 3:20-6:30
All Saints (PG) 11:30-2:10-4:50The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 11:357:30-10:20
2:05-4:30
The Glass Castle (PG-13) 11:00Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 11:55-2:40-5:15- 2:20-7:40
7:50-10:25
Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD
Tulip Fever (R) CC: (!) 2:30-5:057000 Arundel Mills Circle
7:40-10:15
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 11:45- The Dark Tower (PG-13) 11:404:40-9:45
1:35-4:40-7:30-10:10
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) Kidnap (R) 2:15-7:10
Cars 3 (G) 12:10-2:50
CC: 6:50-10:00
Baadshaho (NR) 4:30-7:50
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) 12:0011:45-2:10-4:10-7:00-9:50
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 11:30-1:50- 2:30-5:00-7:25-9:50
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG4:50-7:20-9:40
13) 1:25-6:50
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 1:45
Wind River (R) CC: 11:35-2:00-5:10- The Emoji Movie (PG) 11:20-1:504:10-6:40
7:45-10:25
Dunkirk (PG-13) 11:15-1:55
Shubh Mangal Savdhan (Shubh
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
Mangal Saavdhan) (NR) (!) 11:4011:05-2:10-5:20-8:35
2:20-5:00-7:40-10:20
Annabelle: Creation (R) 11:00-1:40Girls Trip (R) CC: 7:05-9:55
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 4:25-7:15 4:20-7:00-9:40
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 1:10Wolf Warrior 2 (NR) 4:15-10:15
All Saints (PG) CC: 1:55-4:45-7:25- 4:00-5:30-7:05-8:20-9:55
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) 10:55-1:1510:10
4:05-6:30-8:50
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 12:10Arjun Reddy (NR) 12:25-4:35-8:40
2:35-4:55-7:10-9:20
Slipknot: Day of the Gusano (!) 8:00 Step (PG) 11:10-4:35-10:00
Wind River (R) 12:30-3:30-6:25-9:05
Punjab Nahi Jaungi (!) 12:00-3:00Shubh Mangal Savdhan (Shubh
6:30-10:00
Mangal Saavdhan) (NR) 2:50-6:10
The Layover (R) (!) 1:40-10:05
Girls Trip (R) 12:35-3:45-6:50-9:45
Jackals (!) 1:00-9:40
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Vivegam (NR) 9:00
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 11:50- Logan Lucky (PG-13) 3:10
All Saints (PG) 12:50-3:40-10:00
3:10-6:45-10:05
Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como
AMC Loews
hombre) (R) 11:55-2:35-5:05-7:35-10:05
St. Charles Town Ctr. 9
Paisa Vasool (NR) 11:30-9:30
11115 Mall Circle
A Taxi Driver 11:50AM
The Dark Tower (PG-13) CC:
Slipknot: Day of the Gusano 7:30
10:15-8:00
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 2:00-4:15 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG) 40th Anniversary Release (PG) 11:252:40-5:55-9:10
CC: 1:30-4:00
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) Annabelle: Creation (R) 11:00-1:404:20-7:00-9:40
CC: 10:30-6:30
Hoyt's West Nursery
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
Cinema 14
10:15-12:45-3:15-5:15-8:00
1591 West Nursery Road
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 12:303:00-5:30
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG- CC: 12:10
13) CC: 10:45-6:45
Kidnap (R) CC: 2:45-5:15-7:35-9:45
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 10:45- Baby Driver (R) CC: 12:20-2:25-5:001:30-4:15-7:15
7:45-10:20
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
11:00-1:45-4:45-7:30
12:00-2:30-4:45-10:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: (!) 11:30- War for the Planet of the Apes (PG2:00-4:30-7:00
13) CC: 2:55-6:45-9:50
Girls Trip (R) CC: 11:15-2:15-5:30-7:45 Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:00-4:10-6:40-9:15
Wind River (R) CC: (!) 11:45-2:15Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 12:35-3:35-6:35-9:35
5:00-7:45
Regal Hyattsville Royale
Stadium 14
6505 America Blvd.
UA Snowden Square
Stadium 14
9161 Commerce Center Drive
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 12:30-3:30
Kidnap (R) CC: 1:15-3:30-5:458:00-10:15
Baby Driver (R) CC: 1:00-3:456:45-9:45
Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:45-3:30-6:30-9:15
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG13) CC: 12:45-4:00-7:15-10:30
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 2:005:00-7:30-10:15
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 1:304:00-7:00
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:45-4:307:15-10:00
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 12:30-3:45-7:00-10:15
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:005:00-7:45-10:30
Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 6:15-9:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:15-4:15-7:15-10:15
Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:45-4:45-7:45-10:45
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:30-3:005:30-8:00
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 10:30
The Dark Tower (PG-13) 9:45
The Big Sick (R) CC: 12:45-4:007:00-10:00
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:153:30-6:10
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
CC: 1:00-3:15
Cars 3 (G) CC: 1:00-3:40-6:20-9:00
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 2:104:30-7:00-9:20
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:20-4:107:00-9:40
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:10-3:35-6:15-8:45
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 12:50-3:50-6:50-9:50
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:004:50-7:35-10:15
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 12:504:00-7:10-9:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:40-4:30-7:20-10:10
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:20-3:456:00-8:15
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 10:20
Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:50-4:40-7:30-10:20
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:30-4:207:15-10:00
The Big Sick (R) CC: 12:55-3:456:40-9:30
The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC: 6:00-10:20
A Gentleman (Hindi) (NR) (!) 8:30
Regal Laurel Towne Centre 12
14716 Baltimore Avenue
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
CC: 1:15-4:05-6:45
Kidnap (R) CC: 9:15
Baby Driver (R) CC: 10:30
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 12:40-3:30
Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:05-2:35
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
12:30-3:00-5:35-8:00-10:30
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 12:00-3:10-6:25-10:05
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:003:50-6:30-9:30
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 5:15-7:50-10:20
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:25-4:30-7:15-10:15
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 6:00-9:45
Girls Trip (R) CC: 12:45-3:45-7:30-10:25
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:25-3:156:15-9:25
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:00-2:255:00-8:00
All Saints (PG) CC: 1:30-4:10-7:10-10:00
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:003:30-7:00-10:30
Regal Rockville Center
Stadium 13
199 East Montgomery Avenue
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
CC: 1:00-4:00
Baby Driver (R) CC: 1:15-7:00
Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:55-3:25
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 1:303:55-6:45-9:45
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:00-3:456:45-9:30
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC:
12:50-3:35-6:30-9:20
15200 Major Lansdale Boulevard
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:00The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG) 3:50-6:45-9:30
CC: 2:55-5:15
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:15-4:00-6:45Kidnap (R) CC: 10:30
10:15
Baby Driver (R) CC: 7:35-10:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Cars 3 (G) CC: 1:35-4:40
1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC:
3:10-5:55-8:25
6:15-9:30
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 3:05Wind River (R) CC: 12:45-3:305:35-8:00
6:00-8:45
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) Girls Trip (R) CC: 4:15-10:00
CC: 3:20-6:25-9:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:45-3:00Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:005:45-8:00
3:40-6:50-9:50
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:45-4:30The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
6:00-10:00
1:10-4:15-7:05-10:10
Good Time (R) CC: 10:15
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:00-3:25- Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 7:45-9:00
5:50-8:10
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:25-4:30Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 7:40-10:20 7:30-9:15
Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:00-3:45-6:45-9:45
Regal Waugh Chapel
The Big Sick (R) CC: 3:15-6:10-9:05
Stadium 12 & IMAX
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:00-4:001419 South Main Chapel Way
7:00-10:00
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
Detroit (R) CC: 3:20-6:30-9:45
CC: 1:00-3:30
The Dark Tower (PG-13) 10:30
All Saints (PG) CC: 1:30-4:20-7:25- Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
12:40-3:15-5:45-8:15-10:45
10:05
The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC: 1:25- The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 12:002:15-4:30
4:25-7:20-10:25
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 6:00-8:45
Regal Cinemas Majestic
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:10-4:00-6:45-10:30
Stadium 20 & IMAX
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
900 Ellsworth Drive
CC: 9:30
Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:45-3:25
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 12:00Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
2:40-5:15-8:00-10:40
12:25-3:05-5:40-8:15-10:50
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 6:45-10:00
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 6:15-9:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:20-4:50-7:45- 1:20-4:15-7:30-10:20
10:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:25-3:00Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:555:30-8:15
5:10-8:00-10:45
Girls Trip (R) CC: 12:50-3:40-6:30-10:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:30-5:001:45-4:35-7:30-10:20
7:45-10:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:00-3:20- All Saints (PG) CC: 12:50-3:306:00-8:30
6:15-9:00
Good Time (R) CC: 12:50-6:30
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 12:15Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 3:35-9:25 2:30-4:45-7:15-9:30
Patti Cake$ (R) CC: 10:50
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Wind River (R) CC: 12:00-3:1040th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:306:00-9:00
3:45-7:00-9:15
All Saints (PG) CC: 1:10-7:00-10:00;
Regal Westview
3:55
Stadium 16 & IMAX
Gook 1:05-3:50-6:30-9:05
5243 Buckeystown Pike
Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:30hombre) (R) 1:30-4:05-6:45-9:45
4:00-6:30
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 12:30The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
2:55-5:20-7:45-10:10
CC: 1:00-3:45
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:30-3:30
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:15Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
3:45-7:00-10:15
12:45-3:15-6:00-8:30-11:00
Regal Germantown
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 1:45-4:30
Stadium 14
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:15-4:3020000 Century Boulevard
7:30-10:15
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:00-3:30- Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
6:00-8:30
CC: 12:15-3:30-6:45-10:00
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG) Tulip Fever (R) CC: 2:00-5:30-8:15CC: 2:00-4:30
10:55
Kidnap (R) CC: 10:35
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 12:30Baby Driver (R) CC: 5:45-8:30
3:15-6:45-9:30
Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:45-3:30
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC:
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
6:15-9:45
12:30-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:30
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 2:15-5:001:15-4:15-7:15-10:15
7:30-10:15
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:00-2:45The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 12:30-2:45 5:15-8:00
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) Good Time (R) CC: 10:35
CC: 12:15-3:15-6:15-9:30
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 9:00
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 12:45- Wind River (R) CC: 1:45-4:45-8:003:45-6:45-9:45
10:50
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
Girls Trip (R) CC: 7:45-10:45
1:00-4:00-7:15-10:15
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:00-4:00Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 12:00- 7:15-10:30
3:15-6:45-10:15
All Saints (PG) CC: 12:45-4:15Girls Trip (R) CC: 12:15-3:00-6:30-9:45 7:00-9:45
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:15-4:15- The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC:
7:30-10:30
6:30-9:30
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 12:00-2:30- Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 12:005:00-8:05
2:15-5:00-7:30-10:00
The Big Sick (R) CC: 6:30-9:15
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Arjun Reddy (NR) (!) 1:45-5:15-8:45 40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:153:45-7:00-10:30
Vivegam (NR) (!) 7:00-10:15
Xscape Theatres
Brandywine 14
7710 Matapeake Business Drive
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 12:50-3:10
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
CC: 10:40-1:40-4:00
Kidnap (R) CC: 11:40-2:10-4:507:10-9:50
Cars 3 (G) CC: 10:20-1:10-3:50-6:30
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
12:40-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:40
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG13) CC: 11:00-2:30-6:10-9:40
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 12:30-2:50
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: (!) 11:302:20-5:00-5:40-7:40-8:20-10:20-11:00
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 12:203:40-6:50-10:05
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC: (!)
11:50-2:40-5:20-8:10-10:50
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 10:50-1:504:20-6:40-9:00
Girls Trip (R) CC: 10:30-1:20-4:106:20-7:30-9:20-10:30
Detroit (R) CC: 6:00-9:30
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) CC: (!)
11:20-3:30-7:00-10:10
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC: (!)
11:10-2:00-4:40-7:20-9:10-10:00
iPic Pike & Rose
11830 Grand Park Avenue
Clueless (PG-13) 12:45-4:00-10:00
Cars 3 (G) 1:00-4:15
Tulip Fever (R) (!) 12:15-3:45-7:15-10:30
Annabelle: Creation (R) 12:00-3:006:30-9:45
Wonder Woman (PG-13) 11:15
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 1:154:30-7:45-11:25
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) 1:00-3:456:30-9:15
Girls Trip (R) 12:45-4:30-8:00-11:30
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:003:30-6:45-10:15
Slipknot: Day of the Gusano (!) 7:00
VIRGINIA
AMC Courthouse Plaza 8
2150 Clarendon Blvd.
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 2:00-4:15
Baby Driver (R) CC: 1:45-7:15
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 2:15-4:45-7:15-9:45
Cars 3 (G) CC: 2:00-4:30
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:305:00-7:30-10:00
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 7:00-10:00
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 1:30-4:00-6:30-9:00
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45
Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 4:15-10:00
Girls Trip (R) CC: 6:30-9:15
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 2:15-4:306:45-9:15
AMC Hoffman Center 22
206 Swamp Fox Rd.
AMC Shirlington 7
2772 South Randolph St.
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 11:452:15-4:30
Baby Driver (R) CC: 7:00-10:00
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: (!) 11:30-4:30-7:30
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:00-7:00
Tulip Fever (R) CC: (!) 11:30-2:30-5:007:45-10:15
Ingrid Goes West (R) 2:00-10:00
Wind River (R) CC: 11:40-2:10-4:457:15-9:45
The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC: 4:00-9:50
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:15-4:157:20-10:05
I Do... Until I Don't (R) (!) 11:45-2:154:45-7:15-9:45
AMC Tysons Corner 16
7850e Tysons Corner Center
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 10:2512:40-3:00-5:20
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
CC: 10:35-1:05-3:45
Cars 3 (G) CC: 10:50-1:50-4:25-7:10
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
10:35-12:55-3:25-5:45-8:10-10:35
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG13) CC: 6:20-9:30
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 11:10-2:05-4:557:50-10:25
Tulip Fever (R) CC: (!) 11:35-2:20-5:107:45-10:20
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
CC: 10:30-1:30-4:35-7:35-10:35
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 11:001:40-4:20-7:00-9:45
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
10:25-1:15-4:00-6:55-9:50
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 11:05-1:354:10-6:35-9:05
Wind River (R) CC: 10:40-1:20-4:056:50-9:40
Girls Trip (R) CC: 7:40-10:30
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 10:55-1:554:40-7:40-10:30
All Saints (PG) CC: 11:25-2:10-4:457:25-10:10
Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como
hombre) (R) (!) 11:20-1:45-4:156:45-9:25
Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D
(R) 9:55
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 10:3012:45-3:15-5:40-8:00-10:15
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) (!)
10:45-2:00-5:15-8:30
AMC Worldgate 9
13025 Worldgate Drive
The Dark Tower (PG-13) CC:
The Dark Tower (PG-13) CC: 11:45- 6:55-9:15
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:30-4:00
5:10-10:30
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 11:10CC: 12:00-2:20-4:35
1:25-3:40
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG) Baby Driver (R) CC: 9:20
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
CC: 11:45-2:05
Valerian and the City of a Thousand 12:05-2:25-4:55-7:20-9:40
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:35-4:10-6:45
Planets (PG-13) CC: 1:55
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
Cars 3 (G) CC: 11:00-1:35
CC: 10:30-12:30-3:30-6:30-9:30
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 1:4011:05-1:40-4:00-6:25-9:15
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG- 4:30-7:10-9:50
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
13) CC: 4:20-7:25-10:30
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 10:40-1:10-3:40- 1:15-4:05-7:00-9:55
Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 6:15-9:00
6:10-9:05
Tulip Fever (R) CC: 11:30-2:05-4:35- Wind River (R) CC: (!) 1:50-4:207:05-9:55
7:10-9:40
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:20-3:206:20-9:10
CC: 2:10-7:30
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 11:20Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 2:00-4:40-7:20-10:00
One Loudoun
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC:
20575 East Hampton Plaza
12:00-6:15
Office Space (R) 7:20
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC: 10:25 Dunkirk (PG-13) 10:55-2:35-4:20Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 6:00-9:00
8:20-11:40
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 11:30-2:00- Annabelle: Creation (R) 12:25-11:35
4:15-6:30-9:00
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 11:15Good Time (R) 2:35-10:30
1:20-5:20-8:00-10:00
Crown Heights 11:50-2:15-4:50Logan Lucky (PG-13) 10:20-1:407:20-10:00
4:40-8:40-11:00
Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 12:10-5:00 Murder by Death (NR) 7:00
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:55-7:40
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Wind River (R) CC: 11:35-2:20-4:55- 40th Anniversary Release (PG) 11:307:35-10:15
3:00-6:40-10:35
Girls Trip (R) CC: 11:00-1:50-4:40Cars 3 (G) 12:00-2:50-3:30-5:40
7:30-10:20
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) 10:10Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 4:1012:45-3:20-6:00-9:40
6:55-9:40
Good Time (R) 6:20-9:05-11:45
All Saints (PG) CC: 11:25-2:25-5:05- Ingrid Goes West (R) 10:25-2:20-5:157:40-10:20
8:50-10:15
The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC:
Wind River (R) 11:45-1:05-4:0011:00-4:50
7:40-11:10
Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como
Angelika Film Center Mosaic
hombre) (R) 11:05-1:30-3:55-6:20-9:10
2911 District Ave
Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: (!)
(R) 10:45-5:00-8:05
11:00-1:15-3:30-5:45-8:00-10:15
Detroit (R) CC: 3:05-9:20
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 11:50-2:20-4:45Marvel's Inhumans (NR) 10:30-12:45- 7:35-10:10
3:00-5:15-7:30-9:45
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 11:45AM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind The Big Sick (R) CC: 11:10-1:5040th Anniversary Release (PG) 12:00- 4:30-9:50
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 12:00- Wind River (R) CC: 11:20-2:10-4:402:45-5:30-8:15
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Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 11:15-1:552700 Potomac Mills Circle
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
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Cars 3 (G) CC: 11:30-2:05
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
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War for the Planet of the Apes (PG13) CC: 4:20-7:35
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 11:30-1:50
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 11:35-2:10-4:557:40-10:10
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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Tulip Fever (R) CC: 12:25-3:005:30-8:00
Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 12:403:20-6:05-8:55
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
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Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 4:25-7:1510:00
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 11:35-1:554:20-6:35-8:50
Wind River (R) CC: 12:30-3:055:40-8:10
Patti Cake$ (R) CC: 11:30AM
Girls Trip (R) CC: 11:40-2:30-5:25-8:15
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 4:407:25-10:15
All Saints (PG) CC: 12:45-3:256:00-8:35
Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D
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Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como
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Despicable Me 3 (PG) 2:15-7:25
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Good Time (R) 7:00-10:00
Baadshaho (NR) 2:55-6:00-9:00
The Big Sick (R) 1:30-4:30-7:40-10:30
The Emoji Movie (PG) 10:05
Logan Lucky (PG-13) 12:50-3:50Dunkirk (PG-13) 12:35-3:15-5:50-8:30
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The Glass Castle (PG-13) 3:10-9:30 Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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Wonder Woman (PG-13) 12:30-3:4040th Anniversary Release (PG)
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Tulip Fever (R) 1:20-4:40-7:20-10:20 Fidaa (NR) 12:50-3:50-6:55-9:45
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Bareilly Ki Barfi (NR) 1:30-4:15-7:30
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Ingrid Goes West (R) 5:00-9:35
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The Big Sick (R) 3:00-8:45
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to
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Power (PG) 12:25-2:45-5:15-8:00
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Shubh Mangal Savdhan (Shubh
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
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Annabelle: Creation (R) 5:15-7:45
Wind River (R) 12:20-3:15-6:15-9:00
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 1:30Girls Trip (R) 10:15
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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The BIG SICK with Bonus Content
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
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Baadshaho (NR) 3:35-6:35-9:35
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) 11:502:35-4:55-7:15-9:35
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) 11:202:05-4:50-7:45-10:35
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) 10:00-12:152:30-4:45-7:05-9:20
Arjun Reddy (NR) 11:15-3:05-6:5510:40
Wind River (R) 11:45-2:20-5:207:55-10:30
A Gentleman (Hindi) (NR) 12:05-5:55
Shubh Mangal Savdhan (Shubh
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Vivegam (NR) 1:05-7:35
Logan Lucky (PG-13) 10:05-3:55-9:45
Paisa Vasool (NR) 10:00-4:20-10:50
Vellipomakey (NR) 3:10-9:00
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Despicable Me 3 (PG) 11:55-2:154:30-6:50-9:10
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) 11:101:35-4:15-7:35-10:05
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG13) 3:05-6:20
The Emoji Movie (PG) 11:05-4:50-7:10
Dunkirk (PG-13) 11:20-2:00-4:557:30-10:10
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
12:10-3:15-6:15-10:35
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R)
12:05-9:40
Atomic Blonde (R) 12:45-6:40
Arjun Reddy (NR) 10:55-2:55-6:459:25
Wind River (R) 11:15-1:50-4:206:55-9:45
Puriyaatha Puthir (NR) 11:50-6:25
Girls Trip (R) 12:25-10:20
Vivegam (NR) 1:25-9:30
The Glass Castle (PG-13) 3:25-7:00
Do It Like An Hombre (Hazlo como
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Paisa Vasool (NR) 3:20-9:50
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
40th Anniversary Release (PG) XD:
12:20-3:35-7:05-10:25
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
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Baby Driver (R) CC: 7:30-10:15
Cars 3 (G) CC: 1:00-3:45
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 1:254:05-6:35-9:05
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
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The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:40-3:306:20-9:20
Good Time (R) CC: 5:15-10:15
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Baby Driver (R) CC: 1:40-4:156:50-9:40
Cars 3 (G) CC: 1:50-4:40-7:15-9:50
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 1:203:40-6:15-8:45
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 1:30-3:45
Dunkirk (PG-13) CC: 1:10-4:106:45-9:15
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:004:50-7:30-10:15
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 12:504:20-7:20-10:20
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
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Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 10:50
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 2:505:30-8:15
The Big Sick (R) CC: 6:20-9:30
The Dark Tower (PG-13) 7:40-10:30
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 12:45-3:306:30-9:20
Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 1:15-3:205:50-8:00-10:10
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
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Kidnap (R) CC: 6:45-10:25
Baby Driver (R) CC: 3:55-9:25
Cars 3 (G) CC: 1:05-3:45
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 1:053:30-5:50-8:10-10:30
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:255:05-7:50-10:30
Wonder Woman (PG-13) CC: 9:20
Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 7:00-9:55
The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) CC:
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Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:35-4:30-7:20-10:10
Detroit (R) CC: 2:30-6:10-9:30
The Dark Tower (PG-13) 6:40-9:15
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:00-3:205:40-8:00
The Big Sick (R) CC: 1:00-6:35
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
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The Battleship Island 7:00-10:10
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Girls Trip (R) CC: 1:00-4:00-7:30-10:30
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Ingrid Goes West (R) CC: 6:20-9:50
Planets (PG-13) CC: 10:30
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Regal Virginia Gateway
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC:
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7:45-10:00
The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 2:00-4:15
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (PG)
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The Emoji Movie (PG) CC: 1:15
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Atomic Blonde (R) CC: 5:45-8:30
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
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6:30-9:15
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:15-3:30- Annabelle: Creation (R) CC: 2:305:45-8:15-10:45
5:45-8:15
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2:00-4:45-7:30-10:15
8:00-10:30
Wind River (R) CC: 1:55-4:30Marvel's Inhumans (NR) (!) 12:007:00-9:40
2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00
The Glass Castle (PG-13) CC:
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6:15-9:15
Stadium 16 & RPX
Leap! (Ballerina) (PG) CC: 1:305910 Kingstowne Towne Center
Despicable Me 3 (PG) CC: 1:20-3:40 3:45-8:00
Logan Lucky (PG-13) CC: 2:15-5:00Cars 3 (G) CC: 12:15-2:55-5:35
Birth of the Dragon (PG-13) CC: 1:30- 6:00-10:50
All Saints (PG) CC: 2:05-5:05-7:454:00-6:30-9:10
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG- 10:20
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Smithsonian - Airbus
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IMAX Theater
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11:10-4:00
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Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea
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Dunkirk: The IMAX 2D Experience
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Dream Big: Engineering Our World:
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An IMAX 3D Experience 2:20
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Journey to Space 3D (NR) 12:00-4:50
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Marvel's Inhumans (NR) 5:30Wind River (R) CC: 1:40-4:30-7:30- 7:10-8:55
10:10
University Mall Theatre
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10:25
Baby Driver (R) CC: 7:30-9:45
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War for the Planet of the Apes (PGA Gentleman (Hindi) (NR) (!) 8:45
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 13) CC: 7:00-9:40
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
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THE WASHINGTON POST
CLASSIC DOONESBURY
EZ
GARRY TRUDEAU
RED AND ROVER
BRIDGE
RE
PICKLES
C7
BRIAN CRANE
BRIAN BASSET
AGNES
TONY COCHRAN
TOM THAVES
WUMO
MIKAEL WULFF & ANDERS MORGENTHALER
N-S VULNERABLE
NORTH
J6
K84
A J 10 8 4
Q53
EAST
10 9 3 2
J 10 9 6 2
76
10 6
WEST
Q8754
Q5
K52
AJ9
FRANK AND ERNEST
SOUTH (D)
AK
A73
Q93
K8742
The bidding:
SOUTH
WEST
NORTH
1 NT
Pass
3 NT
Opening lead — 5
EAST
All Pass
I
f you kibitz a formal game,
such as at a tournament,
you must be absolutely quiet:
no comments, no questions,
no nothing. If you speak up or
react visibly to the play, you
may be asked to leave.
You’re sitting Southwest,
watching South play at
today’s 3NT. He takes the
king of spades, lets the nine
of diamonds ride, runs the
diamonds, then leads a club
to his king. West wins and
leads another spade.
“Making four,” South says,
facing his hand. “Next deal.”
If you observe kibitzer’s
etiquette, you say nothing.
But there is no prohibition
against thinking, so what do
you think of South’s play?
If the diamond finesse
lost, South would go down.
He should lead a club at Trick
Two. If West grabs his ace to
continue spades, South has
four clubs, two spades, two
hearts and one diamond. If
West plays low, the queen
wins, and South attacks the
diamonds for at least nine
tricks.
If East held the ace of
clubs, South would still make
3NT if West had the king of
diamonds.
CLASSIC PEANUTS
RHYMES WITH ORANGE
LIO
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
CHARLES SCHULZ
HILARY PRICE
MARK TATULLI
CHRIS BROWNE
MIKE DU JOUR
MIKE LESTER
MARK TRAIL
JAMES ALLEN
MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM
MIKE PETERS
BALDO
HECTOR CANTU & CARLOS CASTELLANOS
DAILY QUESTION
You hold:
J6K84
A J 10 8 4 Q 5 3
The dealer, at your left,
opens one club. Your partner
doubles, and the next player
passes. What do you say?
ANSWER: Partner has
opening values or more,
and since you hold 11
points with a good five-card
suit, game is probable. The
nine-trick game is more
likely, especially since you
will know where most of
the missing high cards lie,
hence bid 2NT, invitational. A
reasonable option would be
a jump to 3NT.
BLONDIE
DEAN YOUNG & JOHN MARSHALL
SALLY FORTH
FRANCESCO MARCIULIANO & JIM KEEFE
— Frank Stewart
© 2017, TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.
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BIRTHDAY | SEPTEMBER 6
DILBERT
SCOTT ADAMS
FRAZZ
JEF MALLETT
JUDGE PARKER
FRANCESCO MARCIULIANO & MIKE MANLEY
CANDORVILLE
DARRIN BELL
This year you often
juggle different
interests. In fact,
some of your friends
could be taken aback by your
ability to espouse different,
opposing views with ease. If
you are single, you often could
feel as if you are in perpetual
arguments and controversies
with whomever you are dating.
Come fall 2017, you will learn
how to politely disagree or
point out similarities. If you are
attached, passions increase.
You often work through
problems by kissing and
making up. Pisces adds many
wild ideas to your already
imaginative choices.
ARIES
(MARCH 21-APRIL 19).
You might wake up feeling
that you have had a walk on
the wild side. As a result, you
might want to update your
plans since you don’t feel up
to snuff. News coming from a
distance could be sobering.
TAURUS
(APRIL 20-MAY 20).
You might have a premonition
about a friend. Rather than
overthink the issue, you might
want to make a phone call and
check in with that person. A
partner suddenly could want
to have a stronger sense of
control.
GARFIELD
JIM DAVIS
GEMINI
(MAY 21-JUNE 20).
A partner could be touchy.
You want to find out what is
happening with this person.
WEINGARTENS & CLARK You could have difficulty
getting him or her to open up.
Have a strong conversation
about your feelings and
boundaries.
BARNEY AND CLYDE
CANCER
(JUNE 21-JULY 22).
You might want to kick back
and listen to your intuition.
You could be heading in a new
direction after some reflection.
Adjust to a change of plans or
a new attitude from someone.
Routine could be breeding
fatigue.
DUSTIN
STEVE KELLEY & JEFF PARKER
PRICKLY CITY
SCOTT STANTIS
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
STAN LEE & LARRY LIEBER
LOOSE PARTS
DAVE BLAZEK
LEO
(JULY 23-AUG. 22).
You might want to mellow out
some before responding to
someone’s controlling ways; it
could prevent a lot of grief. The
only way to win a power play
is not to play. The other party
might get more controlling for
a while, attempting to get a
response.
VIRGO
(AUG. 23-SEPT. 22).
You might need to understand
what is happening with others.
Pace yourself, knowing when
to stop pressuring yourself
to squeeze one more item
or errand in. Your creativity
bubbles up when dealing with
a difficult scenario.
LIBRA
(SEPT. 23-OCT. 22).
Defer if need be. Have you
taken on too much work or a
project that you need more
help with? You could be up
for changing your routine,
especially on the homefront.
You don’t need to do a major
upheaval.
NON SEQUITUR
WILEY
BABY BLUES
RICK KIRKMAN & JERRY SCOTT
SCORPIO
(OCT. 23-NOV. 21).
You could be unusually
versatile and creative right
now. Others notice your innate
ability to flex and work through
problems. Don’t hesitate to
check in on a loved one.
SAGITTARIUS
(NOV. 22-DEC. 21).
You feel as if you don’t know
the whole story, which is quite
likely. Continue to put your
best foot forward. Use caution
around a changeable money
matter. You easily could be on
the wrong side of an issue.
BIG NATE
LINCOLN PEIRCE
BEETLE BAILEY
MORT, BRIAN & GREG WALKER
ON THE FASTRACK
BILL HOLBROOK
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
STEPHAN PASTIS
CAPRICORN
(DEC. 22-JAN. 19).
You discover the value of
moving forward before a
situation becomes too hot of
a topic. You have gone over
an issue in your mind, only
to come up with the same
answer: You don’t want to hear
other opinions.
AQUARIUS
(JAN. 20-FEB. 18).
Your sense of direction might
be off when dealing with a
money matter, but otherwise
you could be on target. Don’t
allow a close associate or
loved one to get the best of
you.
PISCES
(FEB. 19-MARCH 20).
You might want to continue
down a certain path. However,
you might not feel secure
enough to head down a new
trail. Take your time, and
discuss the matter with several
friends who are likely to hold
different views.
— Jacqueline Bigar
© 2017, KING FEATURES SYNDICATE, INC.
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Through an almost satirical look into
a near-future China, Maggie Shen King’s
debut, An Excess Male (Harper
Voyager), makes a compelling argument
that marriage stands as a method of
societal control. Set in 2030, after the
one-child policy greatly skews the ratio
of men to women, Wei-guo is one of
many “leftover men” still unmarried at
the age of 40. He works to save for a high
dowry and market himself as a desirable
marriage partner. He gets an
opportunity to join a family as a third
husband, the maximum allowed by law,
and instantly falls in lust with May-ling.
However, her family’s secrets threaten to
put it — and Wei-guo — at odds with the
state. We hear from Wei-guo, May-ling
and her two husbands as they struggle
to figure out how far they are willing to
go for family or country. King writes
distinctive and sympathetic characters,
and her vision of a not-so-far future is
unnerving and thought-provoking.
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Trumpian tale is anything but golden
BOOK WORLD FROM C1
Trump by name — Rushdie wouldn’t give
him that satisfaction — but there’s no
doubt about the real identity of the “giant
victorious green-haired cartoon king.”
That gothic villain rages around the background of this story, setting the tone for a
nation in peril. The narrator howls, “The
best had lost all conviction, and the worst
were filled with passionate intensity and
the weakness of the just was revealed by
the wrath of the unjust.”
Speaking of Trump’s unlikely election,
Rushdie recently told an interviewer,
“This thing that is very bad for America is
very good for the novel,” but that sounds
like fake news. In any event, Trump’s
election is not very good for this novel, in
which Rushdie pokes through the story
whenever he wants to pop off about
America’s poisonous political culture,
“the horror spreading everywhere at high
speed.”
In the foreground, “The Golden House”
is a family epic that cobbles together
contemporary drama, ancient myths and
modern films. We follow the rise and fall
of a fabulously wealthy businessman
named Nero Julius Golden (the quality of
subtlety is not strained in these pages).
He arrives in New York in 2009 with his
three doomed sons. Refusing to speak of
the country they left, Nero sets up his
family in a grand mansion — a “palace of
illusions” — in the Gardens Historic District of Greenwich Village. “We are snakes
who shed our skins,” Nero announces,
and so a glittery new family is born,
“shedding their Gatz origins to become
shirt-owning Gatsbys and pursue dreams
called Daisy or perhaps simply America.”
If we were playing Literary Allusion
Bingo, one of us would already have five
across, but we’ve still got a long night
ahead.
Flush with boundless millions, Nero’s
three troubled sons are free to roam New
“The Golden
House”
doesn’t
mention
Donald
Trump by
name, but
there’s no
doubt about
the real
identity of
the “giant
victorious
green-haired
cartoon
king.”
York and explore their passions: artistic,
sexual and electronic. Their father, meanwhile, rules over his shadowy realm with
wisdom and satisfaction. But when a very
determined, much younger Russian
beauty — some might say prostitute —
enters the Golden household, the family
dynamic is revolutionized. This may be a
good time for the lawyers to remind
everyone that any resemblance to current
events or living people is, of course, entirely coincidental.
The story of Nero and his golden house
is told by a handsome young neighbor
named René, a far more involved and,
alas, far less poetic narrator than Nick
Carraway. Grieving the death of his parents, René ingratiates himself with Nero
and befriends his sons. From his perch as
affable sidekick, René serves as witness,
spy and confessor. But his interest is not
merely, or not only, friendship. René believes that Nero, his sons and the Russian
“witch-queen” are perfect subjects for a
film that will launch his career. In addition to a number of cinematic references
— some pop, some obscure — René’s
movie project shapes the narrative in
various ways. A few chapters appear in
the form of melodramatic scripts. Others
read like scene treatments, ending at a
climactic moment with the word “Cut.”
But despite René’s avocation and apparent success, there’s never anything
particularly cinematic about his presentation, nothing like the movie section of
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Sympathizer”
or the spliced passages of Dana Spiotta’s
“Innocents and Others.” Instead, we’re
left noodling the rather pedestrian issue
of which parts of this story are real and
which are manufactured. Just as Nero is a
man who recasts his life at will, so René
mingles history and fiction, documentary
and fabulism. “It was hard for me to be
objective about the Goldens,” he tells us.
“I’m not sure anymore what’s real and
what I made up.” Well, that makes two of
us.
Everything about this family spreading its influence and then crashing like
the House of Usher comes to us in René’s
confidential but bland voice. He wonders,
with sophomoric profundity, “Is it possible to be both good and evil? Can a man be
a good man when he is a bad man?”
Twenty pages later, he’s still wrestling
with that dilemma: “Is it possible for a
man to be a good man when he is also a
bad man?” Chapter after chapter, the
story keeps lunging at that theme like a
dog on a chain.
Worse, on any particular page, we
might hear that René is knocked for a
loop, clutching at straws, growing up
before my eyes, losing his bearings.
Is that stylistic laziness or is it a supersophisticated act of mimicry, Rushdie’s
success at capturing the voice of a cliche
thinker?
Perhaps it wouldn’t feel so arduous to
plod through this pile of worn phrases if
the plot moved more quickly. There are
elements of intrigue, including a bizarre
sexual bargain on which the story hinges,
but the most exciting revelation erupts
late in the book, long after the mystery of
Nero’s origins has cooled.
Then, finally, we have to endure René
nattering on about the loss of innocence,
a theme we can smell like mildew as soon
as we enter this airless novel. And of
course, by the end of the story there must
be a fire, or what René calls “the deadly
realism of a fire,” which doesn’t sound like
it could toast a marshmallow, but at least
we’re done.
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On Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., Salman Rushdie will be
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Washington. For tickets, call Politics & Prose
Bookstore at 202-364-1919.
Is this the real life? Adam Gopnik’s bohemian rhapsody
BY
H ELLER M C A LPIN
Adam Gopnik has reached the age of
reminiscence. “At the Strangers’ Gate,”
much of which originated as stories for
the Moth, is essentially a prequel to his
memoirs “Paris to the Moon” (2000) and
“Through the Children’s Gate” (2006).
The story of his early years in New York
City in the 1980s, it is at once self-deprecating and self-celebrating.
Fresh out of college, Gopnik and his
soon-to-be wife, Martha, arrived from
Montreal to a city increasingly “ruled by
brutal materialism.” He had a graduate
fellowship to study art history; she was
intent on becoming a documentary film
editor. With more taste than money, they
rented a basement studio apartment on
the Upper East Side, “a romantic shoebox.” They called it the Blue Room, after a
Rodgers and Hart song, and poured their
hearts and wallets into making it beautiful. They made do with affordable luxuries such as premium ice cream and
window-shopping at Bloomingdale’s until they could swing the lavish meals and
clothes they coveted.
Every couple has its origin story, which
usually involves early financial hardship
shrouded in a haze of nostalgia for simpler times. Gopnik taps into this, along
with that urban perennial: real-estate
horror stories. But he also revisits the joy
of making the rounds of SoHo art galleries on Saturday mornings and the unmatched elation of early career successes.
Gopnik knows how to turn on the
charm, as he does in a well-practiced yarn
about losing the bottom half of his one
fine suit. Also endearing is his paean to
his wife: champion sleeper to his insomniac, meticulous fashionista to his haphazard dresser — although his attempt to
write about happily married sex is flatout awkward.
To supplement his stipend, Gopnik
took a series of part-time jobs. He found
he was best suited for the one that paid
the least: giving lunchtime gallery talks
at MoMA. He learned that he was better
at spinning tales than at writing academic papers. During a stint at GQ
magazine, he discovered a knack for glib
AT THE STRANGERS’
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Arrivals in New York
By Adam Gopnik
Knopf. 253 pp.
$26.95
copy. By 1986, he figured out how to
combine his talents and has been singing
for his supper ever since, mainly in print
for the New Yorker but increasingly in
live performances.
While living in a rat-infested loft in
SoHo’s Cast Iron Historic District, Gopnik moonlighted as an art critic, struggling to articulate the tensions that came
with the commodification of art. This
long chapter — inflated, rather like Jeff
Koons’s balloon sculptures and their
soaring prices — exemplifies Gopnik’s
fascination with combining high and low
culture, and juxtaposing the personal
with the societal.
Gopnik doesn’t always show himself in
the most flattering light. He acknowledges his driving ambition even as he describes relationships with “Dick” Avedon, Robert Hughes and other steppingstone mentors that carry whiffs of sycophancy. In his determination to capture
the zeitgeist of the 1980s in art, food,
publishing and fashion, his smart observations are sometimes undercut by pontifications: “Art traps time. It just does.”
But more baffling is his repeated insistence that writers must find the “one
right order” in which to arrange their
words. Really? Aren’t there as many ways
to tell a story as there are to paint a
picture?
With Provenance (Orbit), Ann Leckie
returns to the universe she built in her
acclaimed Imperial Radch trilogy.
Ingray, the insecure foster child of a
prominent politician, plans a dastardly
scheme to cement her status in her
mother’s eyes, pull one over on her jerk
of a brother and regain precious
artifacts highly coveted by her people.
To pull this off, she must free an
infamous thief from an inescapable
prison. Plans go awry, and Ingray is
thrust into a high-stakes interplanetary
conflict. She and her retinue of
charming criminals have to make new
plans to save her world. Leckie
introduces several new human and
nonhuman cultures to the Radch
universe, and the intricacies and
oddities are a delight. The plot can get a
bit convoluted, especially as Ingray’s
motivations become unclear — does she
want to be in power or does she want to
be free? — but the novel is still a thrill
for fans of heists and capers. While the
book is intended as a stand-alone, it
does help to be familiar with Leckie’s
previous novels.
Marie Lu’s highly anticipated
Warcross (Putnam) doesn’t waste any
time thrusting the reader into the heart
of the action with a thrilling chase by
teenage bounty hunter and hacker
Emika Chen. She is trying to make ends
meet in a New York City not unlike our
own — except the world has been
changed by the invention of deeply
immersive augmented reality glasses.
Cities such as Tokyo have been
completely redesigned with AR in mind,
and a whole new black market has
formed. The biggest cultural event is the
Warcross Games, a tournament centered
on an immersive video game where
players can battle and quest in fantasy
worlds. When Emika runs an untested
hack during the opening ceremony, she
is thrust into the spotlight and into the
Warcross Games. Though billed as a
young adult novel, Lu’s world will seem
familiar to fans of Neal Stephenson’s
adult classic, “Snow Crash.” Lu sticks to
her tried-and-true formulas here, but
the book is as brightly hued as Emika’s
sleeve tattoo and rainbow hair — a fastpaced, fun-filled adventure.
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publications.
On Thursday at 7 p.m., Adam Gopnik will be at
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TONIGHT | 7 P.M. Loudon Wainwright III
will read from his new memoir, “Liner
Notes,” at Politics and Prose Bookstore.
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ILLUSTRATION BY MIKE CURATO
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Family visits to Cuba inspired girl to become a poet
W
hen she was a little
girl, Margarita Engle spent her summers in Cuba,
where she says she
fell in love with nature.
Her mother’s home town of
Trinidad in central Cuba is near a
large nature reserve where people visit waterfalls, go hiking and
ride horses.
“Riding horses was my city kid’s
dream come true,” Engle said.
Engle, 66, was born to a Cuban
mother and an American father.
Her annual visits to the Caribbean island from her home in California shaped her life and inspired her to become a plant
scientist and a poet. The Poetry
Foundation recently named her
its Young People’s Poet Laureate,
a role Engle plans to use to
encourage children and teenagers to write down their feelings.
Magic happens when you put
your emotions in writing, she
said.
Engle says she has always
liked poetry. At age 6, she wrote
her first poems about nature.
After looking around while taking a walk one day in California,
she wrote a rhymed verse about
the shapes of hills. In the summer of 1960, when she was 9, the
U.S. relationship with Cuba grew
increasingly unfriendly, and Engle was unable to return to the
island for three decades.
“I fell in love with Cuba, and I
never imagined that we wouldn’t
be able to go back,” Engle said. “I
wanted to feel free to love two
countries even though history
said, ‘No, you have to choose.’ ”
Even though Cuba is only 90
miles from the Florida Keys,
most Americans have not been
free to visit the country for more
than 50 years. The United States
blocked most trade with the is-
land after it became a communist
nation in 1959, and the restrictions made travel between the
two countries almost impossible.
A few changes in recent years
have made it easier to visit, but
many Cuban Americans have not
gone back. An estimated 2 million Hispanics of Cuban origin
live in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center
study.
Engle missed visiting her
abuelita, tíos and cousins, and
missed the country’s hills and
villages. So as a teen, she wrote
sonnets (14-line rhyming poems)
about nature and stories about
people in Cuba.
Some of her books explore the
island, its people, markets and
landmarks. Her new picture
book, “All the Way to Havana,”
features American cars from the
1940s and 1950s that are still on
Cuban roads. “Forest World,” a
new middle-grade novel, introduces readers to Edver, an 11year-old who lives in Miami,
Florida, with his mother and is
shipped off to Cuba to see his
birthplace and meet his Cuban
family. When he arrives in Havana, the capital, he learns he has
an older sister, Luza, who stayed
behind on the island with her
father and grandfather. The two
go on an adventure into a Cuban
forest.
The emotions of the characters are similar to what many
children feel when separated
from loved ones. Writing them
down helped Engle heal the pain
of not being to able to visit when
she was a girl, she said. Engle
said she hopes that people facing
similar challenges can find refuge in poetry.
“When you sit down to write, it
is just you and the words,” she
said.
S TORY AND TRANSLATION BY L UZ L AZO
CURTIS ENGLE
GLOSSARY/ GLOSARIO
Cuban / Cubano
Poet / Poeta
Writing / Escrito
Poem/ Poema
Story / Cuento
Grandma / Abuelita
Uncles / Tíos
Country / País
Family / Familia
Emotions / Emociones
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C
uando era niña, Margarita Engle pasaba todos
sus veranos en Cuba. Fue
ahí donde se enamoró de
la naturaleza, dice.
Su madre nació en Trinidad, un
pueblo en el centro de la isla, muy
cerca de grandes reservas naturales que muchos visitan para
admirar sus cataratas, dar largas
caminatas o montar a caballo.
“Montar a caballo fue mi sueño
hecho realidad,” dijo Engle.
Engle, de 66 años, hija de madre cubana y padre estadounidense, nació en California.
Tanto impactaron sus primeros
años de vida los viajes de verano
en Cuba, que los recuerdos la
inspiraron a estudiar ciencia botánica y convertirse también en
una reconocida poeta. Recientemente, Engle recibió el reconocimiento de Poeta Laureado por la
Poetry Foundation (Fundación de
Poesía). Su deseo es aprovechar su
nuevo cargo para motivar a los
niños y adolescentes a escribir lo
que sienten.
Algo mágico sucede cuando te
tomas el tiempo para escribir tus
emociones, dice.
A Engle siempre le gustó la
poesía. Tenía solo 6 años cuando
escribió sus primeros poemas
acerca de la naturaleza. Un día,
después de una caminata en California, escribió un verso en rima
describiendo la silueta de las
montañas. En 1960, cuando tenía
9 años, las relaciones entre Cuba
y Estados Unidos se deterioraron,
y no pudo regresar más a la isla
por los próximos 30 años.
“Me enamoré de Cuba, y nunca
imaginé que llegaría el día en que
no podríamos regresar,” recuerda. “Yo añoraba ser libre para
poder amar los dos países, aun
cuando la historia solo me permitía elegir uno.”
Aunque Cuba está solamente a
90 millas de los Cayos de Florida,
la mayoría de los estadounidenses
no han podido visitar la isla por
más de 50 años. Los Estados Unidos bloqueó todos los tratados que
existían con Cuba después que se
convirtiera en una nación comunista en el año 1959. Las restricciones provocaron que los viajes a
la isla se volvieran casi imposible.
Algunos cambios recientes han
permitido a más estadounidenses
viajar a Cuba. Pero muchos cubanoamericanos aún no han visitado la isla. Según el Pew Research Center, unos 2 millones de
hispanos residentes en los Estados Unidos son cubanos.
Engle extrañaba visitar a su
abuelita, tíos y primos; también
extrañaba las montañas y los
pueblos. Por eso cuando era una
adolescente, escribió poemas de 14
versos de rima constante llamados
sonetos acerca de la naturaleza y
de historias de la gente de Cuba.
Algunos de sus libros exploran la
isla, su gente, sus mercados y sus
paisajes. Su nuevo libro “All the
Way to Havana,” presenta los coches americanos de los años 40 y 50
que aún recorren las calles de Cuba.
Su otro nuevo libro titulado
“Forest World” (Mundo Forestal)
trata de la vida de Edver, un niño
de 11 años que vive con su mamá
en Miami, Florida pero va de visita
a Cuba. En ese viaje Edver conoce
a su hermana mayor, Luza, que
vive con su padre y su abuelo. Él y
Luza aventuran por el bosque.
Las emociones de los personajes en los libros son similares a
las de muchos niños que se separan de sus seres queridos por
diversas razones. Según Engle,
escribir sobre sus emociones le
ayudó a sanar el dolor de no
poder visitar a su familia en Cuba
cuando era una niña. Espera que
otros niños también puedan encontrar refugio en la poesía, dice.
“Cuando te sientas a escribir, es
sólo tú y las palabras,” dijo.
FAMILY PHOTO
FROM TOP: Margarita Engle’s “All the Way to Havana”
features old American cars still being used in Cuba. As a
child, she rode horses there. She returned years later,
visiting such sites as a bust of national hero José Martí.
MEET THE POET
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Many Hispanics of Cuban origin live in the United States,
and they have not visited such places as Havana, the capital.
A month’s worth of celebrations
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture of Americans
whose heritage traces back to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central
and South America. This month-long commemoration began in 1988 and is
observed from September 15 to October 15.
The Washington area is home to Hispanic communities that will be hosting
opportunities to sample food, listen to music and learn a new dance. All
events are free. For more details, ask a parent to visit the websites listed
here.
On kidspost.com: Find more photos of Cuba, one of the
many nations celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month, in
our online gallery.
Want to learn more about poetry and Cuba? Margarita Engle
and illustrator Mike Curato will be in Washington to talk about
their picture book, “All the Way to Havana,” which explores
Cuba, its people, markets, landmarks and interesting cars.
Where and when: September 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Politics and
Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW; 7 p.m. at
Takoma Park Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue, Takoma Park,
Maryland.
How much: Free.
For more information: A parent can call 202-364-1919 or visit
politics-prose.com.
Fiesta DC
What: Parade of nations,
performers, food, arts and crafts.
Where: Parade on Constitution
Avenue, between Seventh and 14th
streets NW. Festival on
Pennsylvania Avenue, between
Third and Seventh streets NW
When: Parade on September 16, 1
to 5 p.m.; festival on September 17,
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information:
fiestadc.org.
Mariachi Herencia de
México
What: A performance celebrating
classic Mexican musicians and
mariachi music by Mariachi
Herencia de México, a group of
Latino students from Chicago.
Where: Kennedy Center
Millennium Stage, 2700 F Street
NW.
When: September 16, 6 p.m.
For more information: 202-4674600 or kennedy-center.org.
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Cuba’s Viñales Valley has towering limestone formations.
ZooFiesta
What: Live music, food,
conservation activities, animal
feedings and keeper talks.
Where: National Zoo, 3001
Connecticut Avenue NW.
When: September 24, 11 a.m. to
4 p.m.
For more information: 202-6333045 or nationalzoo.si.edu.
Hispanic Heritage
Month Family Day
What: Dance, crafts and a
scavenger hunt.
Where: Smithsonian American Art
Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth
and F streets NW.
When: October 7, 11:30 a.m. to
3 p.m.
For more information: 202-6331000 or americanart.si.edu.
— Hau Chu
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Cravens only owes himself
when it comes to happiness
Dan
Steinberg
“We have to go
out and play with
the players who
want to play
football,” the
general manager
said.
“We’re going to
win without him,”
the coach said.
“I regret sincerely [his decision
to retire] — for his sake, for his
teammates and for the Redskin
fans,” the owner said.
“Football isn’t fun for me
anymore,” the suddenly retired
player said. “It would have been
futile for me to play this season.
This is really best for the team. If I
had come in, and played without
having my heart in it, it would
have been very, very hard.”
No, not Su’a Cravens. Those
quotes concerned one of the most
popular players in Redskins
franchise history — who managed
to earn that honorific after he
retired from the sport because his
heart wasn’t in it.
Cravens’s decision to step away
from the game arrived at a
horribly inconvenient time,
without any public explanation
from the 22-year-old other than
some vague mumblings on
Snapchat. So the decision
prompted some thorny questions
about what pro athletes owe to
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Williams,
Stephens
advance to
Open semis
Strasburg dominates
despite calf cramps
NATIONALS 2, MARLINS 1
Right-hander extends scoreless streak to 26 innings
BY
D.A. PETERSON FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
In the NFL, sizing up a new challenge
Our 12-page special section previews the upcoming
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C HELSEA J ANES
miami — In the sixth inning of the
Washington Nationals’ 2-1 win
Tuesday over the Miami Marlins,
Stephen Strasburg fell behind Giancarlo Stanton 3-0. Strasburg
was also experiencing calf cramps
at the time, a minor problem he
cannot seem to shake, and it all
combined to create a rather discouraging set of circumstances for
the Nationals right-hander.
But Strasburg fought back into
Salvage operation
Wins set up first meeting
of American women
at this stage since 2004
BY
C HUCK C ULPEPPER
new york — An odd duck turned
up in droves Tuesday at the U.S.
Open. It had been thought largely
extinct. Yet it teemed around Arthur Ashe Stadium by day session
and by night session, booming,
buzzing and marveling.
It was the giddy American tennis fan, which used to proliferate
in the 20th century but largely had
vanished through this decade save
for admiring the otherworldly
work of one Serena Williams. But
now, in the eternal slot machine of
tennis ticket-buying, a risk that
can subject fans to dud matches
and mid-match retirements, it
had pulled the arm and watched
the coins gush out.
It saw two women’s quarterfinals that haltingly, but steadily,
spun themselves into gems. It saw
Americans win them by scores so
close to identical as to be uncanny.
It saw two versions of that bloodcurdling thing that, among Grand
Slams, happens only at the U.S.
Open: the closing-set tiebreaker.
Loudly, it saw 24-year-old Sloane
Stephens, by day, and 37-year-old
Venus Williams, by night, claim
the first two available semifinal
berths and forge the first twowoman American final four since
2004.
“Thank you guys so much,” Stephens told the day-session crowd.
“I felt every single one of you
guys behind me,” Williams told the
night-session crowd.
Shortly after 5 p.m., the stunning, sparkling summer of Stephens persisted when she withstood Anastasija Sevastova, the excellent No. 17-ranked Latvian, 6-3,
3-6, 7-6 (7-4). Shortly before 10
p.m., the stunning, sparkling
Grand Slam year of Williams persisted when she withstood Petra
Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon
champion on a compelling rebound from the horror of a knife
attack last December, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
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Bobby Wood of the United States controls the ball before scoring his team's only goal in the 85th minute of a 1-1 draw with Honduras.
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BY
S TEVEN G OFF
san pedro sula, honduras —
Bruce Arena paced the sideline,
his U.S. national soccer team
trailing by a goal while time
melted away on both Tuesday’s
World Cup qualifier against Honduras and the hopes of staying in
prime position for a ticket to
Russia next summer.
“I was thinking,” he said later,
“we might have an early vacation
at the end of this year.”
Substitute Bobby Wood then
turned the American fortunes in
the 85th minute, scoring on a
chaotic and desperate sequence
inside the penalty area to forge a
UNITED STATES 1,
HONDURAS 1
Wood saves the day
with crucial late goal
in World Cup qualifier
1-1 draw at a sweltering madhouse known as Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.
If the United States ends up
advancing to next year’s spectacle, Wood’s goal will find its way
into the program’s history lessons.
The Americans wouldn’t have
been eliminated with a loss. But
they would have lost the power to
control their future, needing to
not only win their last two matches next month but also hope and
pray for help in the other CONCACAF group matches.
“We knew what type of spot we
were in,” said Wood, a Hawaiianborn, California-trained, German-employed forward. “We
knew we needed at least one
point.”
When the final whistle sounded a few minutes later, that one
point felt like three. The Americans (2-3-3, nine points) stayed
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the count against the man on a
mighty home run tear and induced a groundout. He then
struck out Christian Yelich on his
way to completing his 26th consecutive scoreless inning — all
while leaping awkwardly off the
mound after every pitch, bitten by
a cramp in his calf that eventually
forced him from the game.
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Maryland
is hopeful
young Hill
can thrive
The point when
Maryland’s
season opener
was crumbling at
Texas was the
point when
Barry
Kasim Hill came
Svrluga
in and saved it.
And while there
are reasons to mourn the loss of
starting quarterback Tyrrell
Pigrome to a season-ending
knee injury, that moment when
Hill entered as Pigrome’s
replacement — start of the
fourth quarter, a threetouchdown lead whittled to
three measly points — just
might have shaped a team, and
a season.
Hill is 19 years old. Before
Saturday in Austin — where the
denizens of Darrell K. RoyalTexas Memorial Stadium will
learn you a thing or two about
football, thank you very much
— Hill had not only never
played in a college football
game; he had never as much as
stood on the sideline. So when
he entered, it was normal for
the offensive linemen around
him — knowing 88,396 sets of
eyes fell squarely onto No. 11,
the newbie — to inquire as to
his state of mind.
“He pretty much came in and
said, ‘Guys, this is a football
game,’ ” Terrapins fullback Jake
Funk said. “ ‘I’ve been doing
this my whole life. We’ll be just
fine.’ And he just went and did
his thing.”
“I’m sure that’s him,” said Joe
Casamento, Hill’s coach at St.
John’s College High in the
District. “He’s not out there
trying to do something that’s
not who he is. He’s not in there
to win the Texas game. That’s
not why he’s in there. He’s in
there to operate the offense, to
do his job. He understands who
he is and what he is.”
Hill is, right now, the starting
quarterback at Maryland — for
this week against Towson, for
later this month against Central
Florida, for, if things go well,
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SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
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HOCKEY
COLLEGES
Caps give
defenseman
Jokipakka
tryout deal
BY
Virginia’s
Littlepage
retiring from
AD position
EARLY LEAD
I SABELLE K HURSHUDYAN
BY
With openings on the blue line
after offseason losses, the Washington Capitals have signed veteran
defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka to a
professional tryout agreement, the
team announced Tuesday. The
Capitals aren’t committed to Jokipakka beyond training camp, so it’s a
no-risk addition to the team’s competition to join the defense corps.
Jokipakka has played in 150 career NHL games, most recently in
Calgary and Ottawa last season. He
appeared in 41 games last season
and averaged less than 15 minutes
per game. Drafted in the seventh
round in 2011, the 26-year-old
Finnish left-handed shot has
scored three goals and 25 assists in
his career while playing for three
teams. If things work out with Jokipakka and the Capitals, both sides
could parlay the tryout agreement
into a contract with the team.
Washington allowed the fewest
goals per game in the NHL last
season, thanks in large part to continuity on its blue line, which returned all seven defensemen from
the year before. But salary cap constraints and the expansion draft
took a toll on that unit this summer.
Nate Schmidt, who was projected
to play on the left side in the top
four, was selected by Vegas, and
then Karl Alzner, a left-shot blueliner who didn’t miss a game for
Washington in seven seasons, departed for Montreal in free agency.
The Capitals have said that
their prospects will have opportunities to step into those vacated
roles, including a top-four role
alongside defenseman John Carlson. Christian Djoos, 23, is considered a favorite to make the team,
but adding Jokipakka could heat
up the competition.
The first day of on-ice activity at
training camp is Sept. 15, and
Washington’s rookies are scheduled to play in a four-team tournament in Estero, Fla., this weekend.
But the team is monitoring the
situation with Hurricane Irma potentially headed for Florida. A
team spokesman said there will be
a final decision on the Capitals’
participation in the tournament
Wednesday.
isabelle.khurshudyan@washpost.com
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QUOTABLE
“I think I have at least
15 to 20 more years.”
USAIN BOLT,
recently retired Jamaican sprinter, on
how much longer he believes his
world records in the 100- and 200meter races will last. Bolt set marks
in the 100 (9.58 seconds) and 200
(19.19) that have stood since 2009.
(Via Early Lead)
JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES
Houston residents are beginning the long process of recovering from Harvey, which hit South Texas as a hurricane Aug. 25.
McGrady lends hand to Houston
Ex-Rockets star and wife
host barbecue for 800 people
affected by Harvey storm
BY
M ARISSA P AYNE
Although all eyes are now focused on
Hurricane Irma developing off the coast
of South Florida, those in Texas who
were affected by Harvey are still trying
to get used to their new normal. Enter
Tracy McGrady.
The ex-Rockets star, who now lives in
the Houston suburbs, made things just
a little better for people living in
Houston’s heavily flooded Third Ward
and Sunnyside neighborhoods when he
and his wife, CleRenda, decided to host
a Labor Day barbecue for them.
“We wanted to be able to give back,”
CleRenda McGrady, who works as a life
coach at Project P.U.S.H., told the
Houston Chronicle on Monday.
The McGradys were lucky during the
storm. Situated on a hill, their Sugar
Land house was spared from flooding.
Despite not experiencing the turmoil
firsthand, they saw enough on
television to know they wanted to do
something for the recovery effort.
“There are a lot of Hurricane Harvey
relief efforts. What was important to us
was to serve an area that already needed
an extra boost,” CleRenda McGrady
continued. “That’s why we decided to
come to this particular area: to show
them some extra love. Labor Day is all
about barbecue, so we wanted to bring
the barbecue to them.”
“We put it together in less than
24 hours,” Tracy McGrady added of the
event that reportedly fed 800 people at
Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church
on Monday. “The biggest thing is to get
DAVID ZALUBOWSKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tracy McGrady and his wife,
CleRenda, put on a Labor Day
barbecue for people living in
Houston’s heavily flooded Third Ward
and Sunnyside neighborhoods.
people away from the devastation to
bring some happiness, some joyous
times and some laughter. We all need
that.”
McGrady is just one of several sports
stars to participate in the Harvey
recovery efforts.
Most famously, Houston Texans star
J.J. Watt has managed to raise more
than $20 million online for the victims.
Watt started the fund on the
crowdsourcing website YouCaring.com
last week, calling the fund “a testament
to how much good there is in the world.”
He first set a goal of raising $200,000,
but
Tuesday
afternoon,
Watt
announced on Twitter that the fund had
reached the $20 million mark. Among
the biggest donors have been talk show
host Ellen DeGeneres, rapper Drake
and the Tennessee Titans.
The money is already being used to
buy and distribute food to those in need.
Meanwhile, former baseball star Curt
Schilling, who is now a podcast host
with the conservative website Breitbart,
organized a more modest but just as
labor intensive way to help. He loaded
up a trailer with diapers, food and cash
donations near his home in Boston and
helped drive it himself to Beaumont,
Tex., where the goods were distributed
Sunday and Monday.
“Dispensed around [$4,000] into
hands of actual victims of this
nightmare today,” Schilling wrote
Monday on his Facebook page, where
he’s been documenting his journey. “So
God Bless every lemonade stand and
donation you have made.”
Schilling indicated that, like much of
the country, he has now turned his eye
toward Irma. He said if the hurricane
does make landfall in South Florida, he
doesn’t plan to wait until it’s over to
help.
“If [Irma] . . . tracks to Fla I will be
leaving [Texas] Friday to pre stage north
of Fla.,” he wrote. “I am going to need a
legit boat and trailer and am hopefully
going to be able to entice [Bass] pro
shops (who’ve already been amazing!)
to either loan me one or help out. If
needed I will pay but will need that and
a trailer to be prepared for Irma. . . . I
have family there so not going is not an
option.”
marissa.payne@washpost.com
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earlylead
G ENE W ANG
Virginia Athletic Director Craig
Littlepage is retiring from his position, the school announced Tuesday, marking the end of a tenure in
which he presided over the most
prosperous stretch in department
history.
Littlepage, the first African
American athletic director in the
ACC, will remain in his job until a
replacement is named, at which
time he will transition to a role in
the office of the university president.
“After much thought and consideration, I realized this was the
right time for me to step aside,”
Littlepage, 66, said in a statement.
He is scheduled to speak at a news
conference Wednesday afternoon.
Littlepage was appointed as athletic director Aug. 21, 2001, and his
first 10 years included the Cavaliers
winning seven NCAA championships and 53 ACC titles. During that
time, the Virginia Athletics Foundation raised more than $350 million, according to the university,
including $130 million for construction of John Paul Jones Arena.
Over the past five years, Virginia has won six NCAA championships and 23 ACC titles. The
Cavaliers’ 76 ACC championships
since 2002 are the most in the
conference.
Among Virginia’s most decorated programs recently have been
men’s basketball, men’s tennis and
baseball. The Cavaliers have won
three straight national championships in men’s tennis as well as the
College World Series in 2015. The
men’s basketball program under
Coach Tony Bennett, a Littlepage
hire, has advanced to the NCAA
tournament’s region semifinals
twice since 2014 and made the
region final in 2016.
The football program, however,
has struggled since 2008, finishing below .500 in eight of nine
seasons. The Cavaliers went 2-10
last year in the first season under
Coach Bronco Mendenhall, who
replaced Mike London following
London’s resignation.
There also were the unpleasant
departures of women’s basketball
coach Debbie Ryan and men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia. Ryan
directed the Cavaliers to three
straight Final Four appearances
and 736 wins before resigning in
2011 after 34 years, at the time the
longest tenure of any coach in
Virginia athletics. Starsia won
four national championships at
Virginia, becoming college lacrosse’s all-time winningest coach,
but his contract wasn’t renewed
last year after a 7-8 season.
Family medical issues compelled Littlepage to take a leave of
absence from October 2016 until
this past February.
Littlepage, a graduate of Pennsylvania, began his association
with Virginia in 1990 as an assistant athletic director.
gene.wang@washpost.com
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DIGEST
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Alabama is still No. 1;
FSU tumbles to 10th
Florida State slipped all the
way to the No. 10 in the
Associated Press poll after losing
to Alabama and losing
quarterback Deondre Francois
to a season-ending injury.
The Crimson Tide is No. 1
again, securing 60 of 61 firstplace votes in the first Top 25 of
the regular season. Ohio State
remained No. 2 in the media poll
and received the other first-place
vote. Defending champion
Clemson moved up to No. 3 on
Tuesday. Penn State is No. 4 and
Oklahoma moved up to No. 5.
The Sooners play at Ohio State
on Saturday.
Florida State was No. 3 in the
preseason poll and lost an
opening-week showdown with
Alabama, 24-7, during which
Francois left with a knee injury.
Southern California slipped
two spots to No. 6 after playing a
tighter-than-expected game
against Western Michigan.
Washington is No. 7 and
Michigan moved up 11 spots to
No. 8 after it beat Florida. The
Gators dropped five spots to No.
22. Wisconsin and Florida State
round out the top 10.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
St. John’s recruit Sidney
Wilson has transferred to
Connecticut and the Huskies are
seeking a waiver that would
allow him to play this season.
The 6-foot-7 freshman with a
7-foot wingspan enrolled in
summer school classes at St.
John’s and under NCAA rules
would have to sit out the
upcoming season as a transfer
unless the waiver is granted by
the NCAA.
Wilson averaged more than 17
points and five rebounds a game
last season for Brewster
Academy in Wolfeboro, N.J. . . .
Brandon Clarke, who led San
Jose State in scoring last season,
is transferring to Gonzaga. The
6-8 forward will sit out next
season and then have two years
of eligibility remaining.
Clarke was named first-team
all-Mountain West Conference
last season after scoring 17.3
points and averaging 8.7
rebounds per game. . . .
Seton Hall will face VCU and
Florida will meet Cincinnati in
the second annual Never Forget
Tribute Classic in Newark on
Dec. 9. The games are in support
of the Partnership with Families
of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Renewed to Help Support the
Education of Children Impacted
By September 11 Attacks. . . .
Notre Dame senior center
Brianna Turner, who suffered a
ruptured anterior cruciate
ligament in her left knee during
the NCAA tournament in late
March, will miss the upcoming
season to continue rehabilitation
after surgery.
The 6-3 Turner averaged 15.3
points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.5
blocks per game.
MISC.
Chris Froome won the
individual time trial to increase
his Spanish Vuelta lead and
remain in position to win the
cycling race for the first time.
The Tour de France winner
had a dominant performance in
the flat 24.9-mile stage from the
Navarra Circuit to Logrono in
northern Spain, finishing 29
seconds ahead of Dutch rider
Wilco Kelderman and 57
seconds in front of Italian rider
Vincenzo Nibali.
In the overall standings, the
British rider’s lead over Nibali
increased to 1:58 following the
16th-stage time trial. Kelderman
moved to third overall, 42
seconds behind Nibali.
Riders will travel 112.1 miles
on Wednesday in what is
expected to be one of the most
challenging stages in this year’s
Vuelta.
The Vuelta ends Sunday in
Madrid. . . .
The Atlanta Dream fired coach
Michael Cooper after their
worst season since 2008.
The WNBA team announced
that it “decided to part ways”
with Cooper, the former Los
Angeles Lakers star who guided
the team for the last four years.
Leading scorer Angel
McCoughtry decided to sit out
this season to rest and the
Dream plummeted to 12-22. It
was the worst showing since a
4-30 mark in their inaugural
season as an expansion team.
Cooper, 61, was hired by the
Dream after it reached the
WNBA finals for the second time
in 2013. . . .
Wimbledon champions Pat
Cash and Michael Stich are
among the nominees for the
International Tennis Hall of
Fame’s Class of 2018.
Also up for induction next year
are Grand Slam doubles
champions Helena Sukova,
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Anders Jarryd and Tom Okker.
Cash, an Australian who
coaches U.S. Open
quarterfinalist Coco
Vandeweghe, won the singles
title at the All England Club in
1987 and was a two-time runnerup at the Australian Open. He
reached a career-best ranking of
No. 4.
Stich won the singles title at
Wimbledon in 1991, and teamed
with John McEnroe to win the
doubles title a year later. The
German also was the runner-up
at the 1994 U.S. Open and 1996
French Open and was ranked as
high as No. 2. . . .
The U.S. women’s national ice
hockey team will play Canada at
least four times as part of the
Time is Now Tour leading up to
the 2018 Winter Olympics. The
U.S. women, who beat Canada at
the world championships last
spring, will play the defending
Olympic gold medalists Oct. 25
in Boston, Dec. 3 in St. Paul,
Minn., and Dec. 15 in San Jose.
A fourth game is scheduled
Nov. 8 as part of the Four
Nations Cup featuring Finland
and Sweden in Wesley Chapel,
Fla., with the championship
game Nov. 12 in Tampa.
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Rockets are a franchise befitting a $2.2 billion price tag
It’s not every day
that an NBA team
goes up for sale.
There are, after all,
TIM
only 30 of them.
BONTEMPS
But for as rare
as the opportunity
to join that club is, it’s even harder
to get the chance to purchase one
of the handful of teams at the top
of the league.
That’s why it was a bolt from
the blue when Leslie Alexander
announced in July that, after
owning the Houston Rockets for
more than 20 years, he was going
to sell the franchise. And it’s also
why Tuesday’s announcement
that Alexander has agreed to sell
the team to Houston businessman
Tilman Fertitta for a recordbreaking $2.2 billion should come
as little surprise — despite the
massive price tag.
And it certainly is massive. The
$2.2 billion sale price breaks the
record for the price to purchase
an American professional sports
team, surpassing the $2 billion
record jointly held by the sale
prices of the Los Angeles Dodgers
in 2012 and the Los Angeles
Clippers in 2014.
The last NBA team to be sold,
the Atlanta Hawks, was moved for
$850 million in June of 2015,
while the Miami Marlins were
sold last month for $1.2 billion to
a group led by future Hall of
Famer Derek Jeter. The only NFL
team sold this decade, the Buffalo
Bills, was sold for a league-record
$1.4 billion in 2014. Given the Bills
are one of the least valuable teams
in the league, it’s easy to assume
several teams, at least, would
surpass the price Fertitta is paying
for the Rockets, as there are a few
teams — at least the Los Angeles
Lakers, New York Knicks, Golden
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State Warriors and Chicago Bulls
— that could fetch more than it in
the NBA.
But the fact Fertitta is willing to
pay such a price to purchase the
Rockets is emblematic not just of
the fact he’s a lifelong native of the
region, not to mention one who
lost out in the bidding to
Alexander when he bought the
team in 1993 and who owned a
stake in the team before that. It
also allows him to have the rarest
of opportunities: to take control
of a team that’s both ready to win
now, and in a market where he
can be assured of making healthy
profits while doing so.
Yes, two-thirds of the NBA has
changed hands over the past 20
years, as one generation of owners
has largely been replaced by a new
one. But only two franchises that
were sold — the Boston Celtics in
2002 and the Los Angeles
Clippers in 2014 — were teams
that were anywhere close to the
position the Rockets are in today.
Houston plays in one of the
NBA’s largest markets, one of the
most popular NBA teams in China
— thanks to Hall of Famer Yao
Ming having spent his entire
career with the Rockets — and is
one of the best teams in the league
today thanks to the star-studded
backcourt of James Harden and
Chris Paul, making the Rockets
easily among the handful of the
most desirable teams in the NBA.
And the rest of teams in that
category — the Lakers, Bulls,
Knicks, Warriors, Celtics,
Clippers, Miami Heat and San
Antonio Spurs — aren’t expected
to be available anytime soon.
That also helps explain why
this sales process was wrapped up
so quickly, especially compared
with the sale of other teams in
recent years. Other than the
Clippers, who were sold under
unique circumstances after the
banishment of Donald Sterling,
the past several teams to go on the
open market — the Atlanta
Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks,
Sacramento Kings, New Orleans
Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies —
all needed, at minimum, several
months to find new owners, and
in some cases even longer than
that.
The Rockets, on the other hand,
went from being up for sale to
reaching an agreement to be sold
in less than two months — a
ridiculously fast time for such a
process to be completed,
particularly when there were
multiple bidders involved. This
only underscores the interest in
the franchise and the desire of
Fertitta, who lost out in the
bidding to Alexander when
Alexander bought the team in
1993 and who owned a stake in
the team before that, to purchase
his hometown team.
In doing so, he’ll have big shoes
to fill. Alexander has been one of
the league’s best owners over his
two-plus decades running the
Rockets, overseeing a team that’s
featured multiple stars — from
Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde
Drexler to Ming and Tracy
McGrady to Harden and Paul
today — to go along with a stable
front office.
The secret to having a
successful NBA franchise has
always been good ownership. It
doesn’t take long to look at the
teams that have been atop the
sport in recent seasons —
organizations like the Heat,
Spurs, Rockets, Celtics and
Warriors — and see that strong,
stable ownership has been an
essential part of the success of
those teams.
That doesn’t mean having
strong ownership supersedes
talent — the NBA is a player’s
league, and always will be. But
having strong ownership allows
for empowered front offices and
coaching staffs, which in turn
allows for teams to become more
desirable locations for the league’s
best players and helps cultivate
raw talent into the sport’s next
generation of stars.
In today’s NBA, in which
players are using their individual
power to assert their manifest
destiny in ways they never have
before — those traits are more
powerful than ever. That’s how
the past three summers have seen
the three top free agents on the
market — LaMarcus Aldridge in
2015, Kevin Durant in 2016 and
Gordon Hayward in 2017 —
choose to leave their former teams
for the Spurs, Warriors and
Celtics, respectively, as free
agents.
The only situation that doesn’t
fit this narrative is in Cleveland —
one that has the obvious
exception in LeBron James, who
essentially is his own franchise at
this point, deciding he wanted to
return. And even James factors
into this when you consider his
initial decision to leave Cleveland
in 2010 to join another team — the
Heat — on that list.
So, in short, the opportunity to
buy a team like the Rockets
doesn’t come along often. That’s
why it was barely a blink of an eye
between Alexander putting them
up for sale and Fertitta choosing
to buy them.
And, if history is any guide, it
will be money well spent.
tim.bontemps@washpost.com
Houston spent on stadiums but not dams
Two Januarys ago,
Kevin B.
the City of
Blackistone Houston, after a
delay of at least
seven years,
finally started a critical longterm project. It was patchwork
on two dams constructed during
the post-World War II era to
protect the city from
catastrophic flood and deemed
by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers to have fallen into as
dangerous a state of disrepair as
possible. The cost: $72 million in
federal funds.
Two decades ago, Houston
found itself without a
professional football team for the
first time in seemingly forever.
There was no holdup. There was
no skimping.
The city immediately sought
an expansion franchise from the
NFL, won one and within just
three years was breaking ground
for a new eighth wonder of the
world, as its old Astrodome was
called. It built the NFL’s first
retractable-roof stadium. The
cost: $449 million, including
$193 million from the public.
Turns out, the stadium
investment was money well
spent, but not just because of the
Super Bowls, Final Fours, college
football conference
championships and countless
other sports and music events it
has hosted.
That stadium, now in its
second naming rights iteration
as NRG, last week became the
biggest refuge for people in and
around Houston washed out of
their homes by the biggest
rainfall in recorded U.S. history.
Its 1.9 million square feet
accommodated at least 10,000
survivors of the flood that caused
those leaky old dams to overflow
for the first time in history.
It doesn’t appear that with the
biblical amount of water
Hurricane Harvey produced that
Houston could have engineered
its way out of the catastrophe.
We don’t know yet whether a less
deliberate, and more proactive,
approach to the city’s dams could
have mitigated the damage.
But you wonder whether so
much public investment for a
private sports venture operated
by a multibillionaire Houston
businessman, Bob McNair,
would’ve been better used over
the years to help shore up, or
rebuild, the 70-year-old dams
that were 20 years past their
expiration date when the rehab
project started. You wonder
whether public dollars in any
city, for that matter, could be
spent more smartly than on forprofit sports stadiums that are
almost always just part of some
multibillionaire’s personal ATM.
This is not a new concern, but
the flooding in Houston
underscored it like never before.
Public schools need funding.
There is hand-wringing. Need a
new sports stadium? No
problem. Roads and public
transportation systems in dire
need of repair? Municipalities
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A Harvey evacuee takes shelter at NRG Stadium, one of many expensively built sports venues in Houston.
and counties point the finger at
each other. Old stadium needs
skyboxes? Open the coffer.
I spent a lot of time in
Houston from the late 1980s into
the middle of the last decade on
business and for pleasure. I
covered and witnessed the
transformation of Houston’s old
north of downtown railroad hub
into a sports stadium center for
teams other than the NFL’s
Texans. The football stadium,
NRG, where they play, was built
southwest of downtown.
The Astros were the first to get
a new place to play in the old
Union Station area. Their
baseball park, which opened in
2000, cost $250 million, the bulk
of which — $180 million — came
from taxpayers. Its original
naming rights were sold to Ken
Lay’s Enron Corp. Enron was
removed when the corporation
collapsed under the criminal
activities and convictions of Lay
and his lieutenants.
The Rockets moved into a new
basketball arena almost next
door to the Astros in 2003. Their
new gym cost $235 million. The
city, again, paid the bulk, $182
million. And in 2010, Houston
sold the Rockets’ old arena, the
Compaq Center, where Hakeem
Olajuwon brought the city
consecutive NBA
championships, to Joel Osteen’s
Lakewood Church for a bargain
of $7.5 million out of desperation
to help soak up a budget
shortfall. Last week, Osteen was
slow to open the arena he
converted into a church, with
that sweetheart deal from the
city, as shelter to victims of the
flood.
Five years ago, Houston built a
soccer stadium east of downtown
for its Major League Soccer club,
the Dynamo. It cost $95 million
with Houston’s home county,
Harris, kicking in $35.5 million
and the city purchasing the land
for $15 million.
Meanwhile, the dams around
the city — like Addicks, which is
west of the city off Interstate 10
and which I drove past countless
times without thinking of its
ramifications — continued to
erode with little more than band
aid investment to keep them
viable.
The investigative news site
ProPublica early last year
documented the danger to
Houston in a prescient and now
eerie piece detailing flood events
that could devastate the city.
“Several proposals have been
discussed,” ProPublica reported.
“One, dubbed the ‘Ike Dike,’ calls
for massive floodgates at the
entrance to Galveston Bay to
block storm surge from entering
the region. That has since
evolved into a more expansive
concept called the ‘coastal spine.’
Another proposal, called the
‘mid-bay’ gate, would place a
floodgate closer to Houston’s
industrial complex.
“But none,” ProPublica wrote
of the plans, “have gotten much
past the talking stage.”
The Houston Chronicle last
year pleaded in an editorial for
local lawmakers and land
developers not to wait for federal
funds to protect the city from a
storm flooding its bayous.
“There’s no time to waste,” the
city’s newspaper said.
Houston certainly didn’t waste
time after it lost its Oilers in
1997. McNair didn’t have a
nickname for what he proposed
to be a new Houston NFL team.
He didn’t have a logo. He did,
however, come up with
$700 million, an astronomical
sum at the time, to buy entry to
the NFL’s country club, and the
promise of one thing.
“It’s an awful lot of money,”
McNair admitted to reporters at
the 1999 meeting of owners who
awarded him and Houston an
expansion license. “But we’ve got
a tremendous product in NFL
football and a stadium that’ll
knock your socks off.”
The stadium was but a pipe
dream then. But maybe if it had
been built next to one of the
dams, Houston wouldn’t be
living such a nightmare.
kevin.blackistone@washpost.com
Kevin B. Blackistone, ESPN panelist
and visiting professor at the Philip
Merrill College of Journalism at the
University of Maryland, writes sports
commentary for The Post.
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Elena Delle Donne is set to lead the Mystics into the playoffs, albeit
into a do-or-die game, after missing time with a pair of injuries.
After limping in, Mystics
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BY
A VA W ALLACE
That the Washington Mystics
would make the WNBA playoffs
has seemed like an inevitability
since Feb. 2, the day Coach and
General Manager Mike Thibault
traded for superstar forward Elena Delle Donne.
At her introductory news conference, the 2015 league MVP
wasn’t being controversial when
she said joining forces with Thibault, the league’s winningest
coach, as well as the existing
talent in Washington made the
Mystics a serious title contender.
“I’d be lying if I said I have not
thought of that and dreamt of
that,” Delle Donne said at the
time.
What was less predictable was
how injuries and meaningful absences from important players
would affect Washington’s season.
The sixth-seeded Mystics (1816) begin their postseason in the
first round Wednesday, hosting
the Dallas Wings (16-18) in a
single-elimination playoff game
at Capital One Arena. Once
thought to be a surefire top-four
seed that would at least receive a
bye into the league semifinals,
Washington has refocused all of
its energy into Wednesday
night.
“I think the biggest thing is
not making it bigger than it is
and still being ourselves,” Delle
Donne said, “coming out confident and strong and executing.
If you get too hyped up in the
moment, it’s never a good thing.
“The biggest thing when you
get nervous and in the moment
you start pushing, and you turn,
and you point a finger, and we
haven’t been that team at all this
season. We can feel it a little bit
in practice, just people kind of
being nervous, pressing a little
bit too much. Obviously the moment is huge and we want to do
everything right, but there’s not
a basketball game that you’re
going to do it all right, so you
have to stick together through
those moments.”
The team says the pressure it
feels heading into Wednesday has
nothing to do with living up to
lofty preseason expectations. In
the minds of Thibault and his
players, the Dallas game isn’t a
referendum on the 2017 season.
The Mystics dealt with a barrage of injuries in the second
half of the year and were without
forward Emma Meesseman for
about a month in May and June.
Starting point guard and second-leading scorer Tayler Hill
was lost for the season when she
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tore her anterior cruciate ligament July 14. Delle Donne, the
team’s top scorer, has missed
eight games total while recovering from two injuries later in the
summer, a sprained right ankle
and injured left thumb that required surgery. With that many
key pieces missing, it was difficult to become the offensive
power Washington was supposed to be.
Last season, Delle Donne tied
the New York Liberty’s Tina
Charles to lead the league with
21.5 points per game. Hill was
ninth in the league, averaging
15.4 points. Without them for
stretches, Washington had the
eighth-most productive offense
during the regular season, scoring an average of 81.7 points.
Tuesday marked the first time
in more than a month the Mystics had everyone but Hill participating in practice.
“I think the injuries more than
anything else kept us from developing a rhythm to our offense,”
Thibault said after the workout,
“because you have one person
out and you start playing a certain way, and they come back
and someone else is here. . . . In
basketball in particular, when
your stars get hurt, it’s really
hard over the long haul. It just is,
because you rely on those people
to make you better than the
other team. Elena Delle Donne
and Kristi Toliver, Elena in particular, elevates you over other
people. Well, if they’re not there,
you’re just another team. We
play hard with the other people,
but they separate you.”
In the Mystics’ most recent
game against Dallas, an 83-78
loss on Aug. 26, only Meesseman
(22 points) and Delle Donne (29)
scored more than six points for
Washington.
Delle Donne said even as the
postseason begins, the Mystics
are still a work in progress.
“We haven’t had the time that
most teams have had because of
injury,” Delle Donne said. “But
we’ve had adversity, and a lot of
teams have not had nearly the
amount of adversity that we’ve
had. In playoffs, especially door-die games, there’s tons of ups
and downs throughout the
game, so I think that’s going to
come into play a lot. Hopefully
we’re ready for it. Because we’ve
been prepared.
“I just need to be a player that
settles everyone down. I think
we’ve got several vets who can
do that.”
ava.wallace@washpost.com
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“I’d never, ever dream of something like this,” Sloane Stephens said after beating Anastasija Sevastova.
tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati and here, all against top 50
players, six against top 20 players.
It has had an astronomical effect
on her ranking, No. 934 when she
left Washington merely one
month ago after one match
against No. 2 Simona Halep, but
No. 151 by Cincinnati, No. 83 by the
start here and a projected No. 34
based on the semifinal berth.
“Honestly, we’re just really
grateful that she has her health
back, and that’s really it,” said her
mother, Sybil Smith, who in 1988
became the first African American
all-American in swimming while
at Boston University.
“Happy that my foot is good and
I don’t have any pain and my
body’s holding up,” Stephens said.
Asked about Stephens’s senti-
ment about the shock of it all,
Smith said, “I share it. I share it.”
Asked what changed since before the layoff, Stephens said, “I
think, just, my head is a little clearer, if that makes any sense.”
In winning her third three-set
match out of five here, the same
number as Williams, Stephens
overcame one of the two top 20
Latvians, from a nation with a
population (2 million) smaller
than that of Brooklyn. But as Williams later would break for 3-3 in
the fifth set and vow to hold her
serve from there (she did), Stephens cranked a forehand on a
scary break point at 1-3 that caused
Sevastova to net one. Two deuces
later, it was a taut gem leading to a
tiebreaker, which featured the
banging tension of 12-, 10-, 13- and
14-shot rallies. Stephens led 3-1. It
went to 3-3. Stephens led 5-3. But
at 5-4, she claimed the last two
points on a netted baseline forehand from Sevastova and on that
ripped backhand.
“I mean, it’s a third set,” Sevastova said pleasantly. “You’re playing
for the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
I’m not a robot.” Then she raved
about Stephens’s various talents
to such degree that it sounded as if
she spoke of some recent secondweek Grand Slam mainstay. “As a
team, her team,” Smith said, “we
said we’re just going to take it one
tournament at a time, fight hard,
and add the improvements to her
game, work on the improvements
to her game and have a great time.
That’s what she’s done.”
chuck.culpepper@washpost.com
U.S. OPEN ROUNDUP
Carreno Busta powers into first Grand Slam semi
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new york — The men got a
first-time Grand Slam semifinalist when Pablo Carreno Busta
beat No. 29 Diego Schwartzman
of Argentina, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, on
Tuesday.
The 12th-seeded Spaniard easily handled his first match of the
tournament against an opponent
who was not a qualifier.
Now Carreno Busta will face
No. 17 Sam Querrey of the U.S. or
No. 28 Kevin Anderson of South
Africa, who played late Tuesday
night. None of those three men
remaining on the bottom half of
the draw has ever played in a
major final.
Carreno Busta traveled a tame
path to the quarterfinals, becom-
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Pablo Carreno Busta, above,
topped Diego Schwartzman.
ing the first man to face four
qualifiers in a Grand Slam tournament during the Open era,
which began in 1968. He didn’t
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drop a set against any of those
opponents and stayed perfect
against Schwartzman while appearing in his second major
quarterfinal.
“Of course I know that I have a
good draw here,” said Carreno
Busta, who beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in three
tiebreakers in the fourth round.
“But when you have this draw,
you have to do your best to take
advantage, so I think that is a
really good tournament for me. I
know that I didn’t win matches
against top players, top-10 or
top-20 players, but I am very
happy with my tournament.”
No man has won the U.S. Open
title without dropping a set in
the Open era.
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Elliott’s ban is upheld,
but he’ll play in Week 1
Williams,
Stephens
set date in
Open semis
(7-2). Both Stephens and Williams
faced 3-1 deficits in third sets. Both
Stephens and Williams packed
big-game, airtight tennis into
their tiebreakers.
Further, it actually could get
headier than all that, with both
Coco Vandeweghe and Madison
Keys due for quarterfinals
Wednesday, leaving still possible a
reality that would seem bizarre in
this Europe-dominated century: a
first four-American set of women’s
semifinals since 1981.
By the end of it, near 10 p.m.,
Williams sat in her chair with a
smile so wide and true that it really
did seem to outpace almost all her
smiles of all the years. In 2 hours
34 minutes, as the quality elevated
she clearly had adored the pressure and the battle. To push her
Grand Slam match record this
year to 20-3 and reach her third set
of semifinals (with two finals already), she had summoned so
much of what she has learned
across her 20 professional years.
“Tiebreakers, you have to play
smart but you have to be aggressive,” she said. “You can’t just sit
back and hope. I didn’t want to
hope. I wanted to, like, be doing
something about my future.”
By the end of her 2 hours 28
minutes, Stephens had reached
the highest perch of a steep summertime climb from 11 idle
months spent with what she called
“a peg leg” and with foot surgery. A
player whose layoff ended with a
brief stay at Wimbledon, who had
never ventured to a U.S. Open
quarterfinal such as this and had
never played on Arthur Ashe,
looked downright seasoned. “She
had better nerves,” Sevastova said.
When finally Stephens drilled
an I-mean-it backhand up the line
for a clean winner, she had become
the first American U.S. Open women’s semifinalist outside the peerless Williams family since Jennifer
Capriati and Lindsay Davenport
in 2004.
“When I started the comeback
at Wimbledon, I’d never, ever
dream of something like this happening,” she told the crowd. From
seemingly out of the blue, she
heads now for a colossal semifinal
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the quarters in the French Open
in June, but had to retire from
his match against eventual
champion Rafael Nadal because of an abdominal injury
that forced him to miss Wimbledon.
The 5-foot-7 Schwartzman
was the shortest quarterfinalist
at a Grand Slam tournament
since Jaime Yzaga, also 5-7, at the
1994 U.S. Open. He was bidding
to become the shortest in a
major semifinal since 5-6 Harold
Solomon at the 1980 French
Open.
Querrey was trying to give the
United States its first men’s semifinalist at its home major since
Andy Roddick in 2006. The last
American man to win any Grand
Slam singles title was Roddick in
2003 at Flushing Meadows.
Epic clash still a possibility
For the sixth time, Roger
Federer and Rafael Nadal are
each a victory away from finally
meeting at the U.S. Open, the
only Grand Slam tournament
where the rivals have never
played each other. Juan Martin
del Potro prevented it once and
can do it again. Federer plays del
Potro in the men’s quarterfinals
Wednesday, and top-seeded Nadal faces 19-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev.
Del Potro beat Nadal in the
2009 semifinals at Flushing
Meadows, then ended Federer’s
five-year championship reign by
upsetting him in the final.
Federer will be the fresher
player in their night matchup,
having
beaten
Philipp
Kohlschreiber in straight sets
Monday, while the 24th-seeded
del Potro overcame illness and a
two-set deficit to rally past No. 6
seed Dominic Thiem in more
than 31/2 hours Monday night.
In the women’s quarterfinals,
No. 1 Karolina Pliskova of the
Czech Republic faces No. 20 Coco
Vandeweghe of the United
States, and 15th-seeded Madison
Keys of the United States meets
418th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, the first qualifier in the
U.S. Open women’s quarterfinals
since Barbara Gerken in 1981.
M ARK M ASKE
The NFL’s six-game suspension
of Dallas Cowboys running back
Ezekiel Elliott was upheld Tuesday
by a league-appointed arbitrator.
But Elliott remained eligible to play
in the Cowboys’ season-opening
game this weekend as the focus of
the case shifted to the courtroom
and another legal showdown over a
disciplinary measure already underway between the league and the
players’ union.
Attorneys for the league said in
federal court in Texas that Elliott
will be eligible to play for the Cowboys against the New York Giants in
Sunday night’s nationally televised
opener in Arlington, Tex. The court
is set to rule by Friday on a request
by the NFL Players Association for a
temporary restraining order that
would keep the suspension on hold
beyond this weekend. As things
stand, Elliott’s six-game suspension
would begin in Week 2 of the season,
pending the court’s ruling.
Harold Henderson, a former labor-relations executive for the
league who was assigned by NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell to
hear and resolve Elliott’s appeal,
rejected it and reaffirmed the suspension imposed by Goodell under
the sport’s personal conduct policy.
“We received Arbitrator Harold
Henderson’s decision to uphold Mr.
Elliott’s suspension of six games,”
said a written statement released
by Elliott’s attorneys Tuesday night.
“We are extremely disappointed
with Mr. Henderson’s inability to
navigate through league politics,
and follow the evidence and, most
importantly, his [conscience].
“The evidence that Mr. Elliott and
his team presented on appeal clearly demonstrated that Mr. Elliott was
the victim of a conspiracy orchestrated by the National Football
League and its officers to keep exonerating evidence from the decisionmakers, including the advisors and
Roger Goodell. The only just decision was to overturn the suspension
in its entirety. Mr. Elliott is looking
forward to having his day in federal
court where the playing field will be
level and the NFL will have to answer for its unfair and unjust practices.”
The league declined further
comment Tuesday night, saying
through a spokesman that Henderson’s ruling spoke for itself.
The NFLPA did not immediately
respond to a request for further
comment.
Henderson wrote in his ruling
that the investigatory and disciplinary processes followed by the
league in the case were fair, consistent and in compliance with the
personal conduct policy “in every
respect.”
If the suspension stands, Elliott
would play the opener and then
miss games against the Denver
Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, San
Francisco 49ers and Washington
Redskins. He would be eligible to
return for a Nov. 5 game at home
against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Two people familiar with the
NFL’s inner workings had said earlier Tuesday that the league did not
regard 4 p.m. Tuesday as the deadline by which Elliott’s appeal had to
be resolved for his suspension to
take effect this week. That is the
generally followed practice in such
disciplinary matters, but it is not a
formal rule.
The league reversed course in
court later Tuesday, however, and
said it would allow Elliott to play
this weekend. U.S. District Judge
Amos L. Mazzant III is set to make
his ruling by Friday evening. If Mazzant grants the request for a temporary restraining order, Elliott would
remain eligible to play while his case
is pending.
The six-game suspension is the
baseline penalty for a first offense
of domestic violence under the
terms of the revised personal conduct policy enacted by the league
and the owners of the teams in
December 2014.
The NFL, after a lengthy investigation, determined that Elliott, in
its view, was violent toward his
then-girlfriend in a series of incidents last year. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, did not charge Elliott
with a crime. But the personal conduct policy does not require that a
player be charged with or convicted
of a crime for the league to take
disciplinary action.
The NFLPA and Elliott’s legal
representatives argued in his appeal that the league ignored evidence raising doubts about the
credibility of Elliott’s accuser and
conducted a flawed investigation.
But Henderson sided with Goodell
and the league.
mark.maske@washpost.com
NFL NOTES
Dolphins’ opener may be
headed to a neutral site
A SSOCIATED P RESS
The Miami Dolphins’ season
opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be played in Miami
this week, but may be moved to a
neutral site because of Hurricane
Irma, the NFL said Tuesday.
If the game is not relocated, it
will be postponed until November,
when the teams share the same
bye week.
Kickoff had been scheduled for
Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT, but Irma is
forecast to threaten South Florida
this weekend. The NFL decided
against switching the game to
Thursday night in Miami.
“In the interest of public safety
in light of the current state of
emergency, the NFL, in consultation with state and local officials as
well as both clubs, has decided
that playing an NFL game in South
Florida this week is not appropriate,” the league said in a statement.
“The league will continue to
examine other options, including
playing the game this Sunday at a
neutral site or in Miami later this
season.”
A decision on when and where
to play is expected by Wednesday.
“We’re going to keep practicing
and getting ready for the game
until somebody tells us different,”
Dolphins Coach Adam Gase said.
“I want to play today if we
could,” Miami wide receiver Jarvis
Landry said.
The teams would prefer to avoid
moving the game to the weekend
of Nov. 19, because it would mean
both teams would play their entire
season without a break.
JETS: New York signed wide
receiver Jeremy Kerley to a oneyear deal, reuniting with a player
who spent his first five NFL seasons with the franchise.
To make room on the roster
Tuesday, the Jets waived fullback
Julian Howsare.
Kerley adds a veteran presence
and familiar face to a mostly inexperienced receiving group. With
246 catches, the 28-year-old Kerley has the most receptions among
the team’s receivers. Jermaine
Kearse, acquired from Seattle last
Friday for Sheldon Richardson, is
next with 153. Kerley will also likely serve as the Jets’ primary punt
returner.
CARDINALS:
Arizona
beefed up its offensive line by signing guard Alex Boone to a one-year
contract.
The 6-foot-8, 310-pound Boone
started 14 games for Minnesota last
season after signing a four-year,
$26 million contract with the Vikings. But the offensive line struggled and the Vikings released him
in the final roster cuts last week.
Before going to Minnesota,
Boone played his first seven NFL
seasons with San Francisco. He
played in 77 games for the 49ers,
59 as a starter. He was the starting
guard in the 49ers’ Super Bowl
game against Baltimore.
PANTHERS: Cam Newton
became the latest NFL player to
voice his support of free agent
quarterback Colin Kaepernick,
saying it’s “unfair” that he’s not on
a roster.
The Carolina quarterback
asked and answered a few of his
own questions on Tuesday:
“Do I think Kaepernick is better
than some of these starting quarterbacks in this league? Absolutely.
“Should he be on a roster? Absolutely.
“Is he good enough to be a starting quarterback? Absolutely.”
Newton and the Panthers are
preparing to play Kaepernick’s
former team, the San Francisco
49ers on Sunday.
RAIDERS: Oakland placed
second-round pick Obi Melifonwu
on injured reserve, forcing the
safety to miss at least the first eight
games of the season.
The Raiders also placed offensive lineman Denver Kirkland on
injured reserve. Oakland signed
safety Erik Harris and linebacker
Xavier Woodson-Luster to the active roster.
BROWNS: Cleveland defensive tackle T.Y. McGill was charged
with misdemeanor marijuana
possession in North Carolina.
A team spokesman said the
Browns have spoken directly
about the criminal complaint with
McGill, who was claimed off waivers last week from Indianapolis.
It’s not clear if McGill’s legal issue
will affect his status with the
Browns. He’s also subject to discipline by the NFL.
McGill has a court appearance
scheduled for Oct. 24.
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Redskins try to replace Cravens as Gruden sympathizes
BY
L IZ C LARKE
The Washington Redskins’
most irate fans didn’t wait for an
explanation once word got out
that Su’a Cravens, the projected
starting strong safety, intended
to retire just one year after the
team chose him in the second
round of the NFL draft.
Selfish, they raged on social
media. Horrible timing, they
wrote, with many hurling expletives that were far worse.
Details were in short supply
Tuesday as the Redskins
launched into preparations in
earnest for Sunday’s season
opener against the Philadelphia
Eagles. But Coach Jay Gruden
struck a compassionate tone in
his first public remarks about
Cravens, 22, who has essentially
been granted a month-long leave
of absence by the team to sort
out his priorities and resolve
unspecified personal issues that
have factored in his decision.
“He has given us everything he
has had since he has been here,”
Gruden said when asked whether
he felt Cravens owed more to his
teammates, coaches and Redskins fans. “I think sometimes
your personal life is more important, and, in this case, for him, it
is.”
After informing Redskins
President Bruce Allen on Sunday
that he intended to retire, Cravens was placed on the NFL’s
exempt/left squad list, which
gives him roughly four weeks of
breathing room to think through
his decision.
Meanwhile, Gruden and his
defensive staff are scrambling to
reconfigure the defensive backfield they had worked hard to
bolster in the offseason following last year’s 8-7-1 disappointment, in which the Redskins’
defense finished 28th in the NFL
in total yards allowed and last,
by good measure, in third-down
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Free safety D.J. Swearinger, left, will be tasked to help new strong safety Deshazor Everett adjust to a starting role for the season opener.
conversions allowed.
Cravens’s duties will be assumed by third-year defensive
back Deshazor Everett, who got
extended work at the position
during training camp and the
preseason while Cravens nursed
a knee injury. Gruden loves Everett’s passion for football, which
has been palpable on special
teams and in his limited gameday playing time.
“I know the one thing he can
do: He can tackle,” Gruden said
of the 6-foot, 195-pound Everett,
who was fined $48,000 last season for two special teams penalties, including a hit on Philadelphia punt returner Darren Sproles. “He is not afraid. He has got
good ball skills, so that’s a good
combination for a safety.”
It’s also a plus that Everett will
be paired with free safety D.J.
Swearinger, 26, a five-year NFL
veteran, signed this offseason to
bring toughness and experience
to the Redskins’ last line of
defense. Swearinger asserted
himself as a vocal leader from
the first practice of training
camp this summer and will be
counted on to help ensure that
Everett lines up properly and
gets the defensive calls.
Gruden sidestepped a question about whether Cravens
would have to regain the trust of
teammates and coaches if he
chooses to return to the squad in
another month — an option the
Redskins are leaving open. In-
stead, Gruden stressed his belief
that Cravens, a standout during
his three seasons at Southern
California, has a genuine love of
football.
“I don’t think that is the issue,”
Gruden said. “I just think that
there are some things really
weighing on his mind that he has
to take care of. So if he gets those
things cleared up then, sure, we
will take another look at him. He
is one of our guys.”
Cravens’s hiatus from the NFL
DAN STEINBERG
liz.clarke@washpost.com
THE I NS I D E R
Riggins is
able to speak
from his own
experience
Excerpted from
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No doubt: Thompson
signs second contract
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fans, never mind their teammates
or employers. My initial feeling
was, whatever Cravens owed fans,
it was more than he has given.
That if the mostly imaginary
relationships fans form with
highly paid strangers earn them
anything, it should at least be a
little bit of honesty from the
objects of their affection.
Then John Riggins convinced
me I was wrong. We don’t know
why Cravens left, and Riggins
suggested Tuesday that we still
don’t understand exactly why he
left 37 years ago, sitting out a
season of his prime as the
Redskins struggled and his coach
got fired. Here’s something else he
suggested: If you think Cravens
owes you more, tough cookies.
“No, he doesn’t owe anybody
that,” Riggins said on ESPN 980. “I
mean, he’s an adult. Doesn’t he get
to choose what he wants to do
with his life? I would say he does.
Does he have to share any
information with anybody? No, I
don’t think so. . . . I’m just saying,
it’s entertainment. If his heart isn’t
in it — if that’s what it is, and he
doesn’t want to play, and he
doesn’t want to talk about it — I
would say that’s his prerogative.
And everybody is going to be fine.”
But football is family, right? The
Redskins drafted Cravens, gave
him an opportunity, developed
him, nurtured him for 18 months,
right? Sure, the same way they did
with Nate Sudfeld, another 2016
pick, whom they cut the same
weekend Cravens stepped away,
without any public explanation.
The Eagles quickly signed
Washington’s former third-string
quarterback, who was so confused
that he was still referring to the
Redskins as “we” in his first
interviews with the Philadelphia
media. Some family.
“I feel like everybody I’ve
befriended and gotten to know
really well, it’s almost like they [all]
end up moving on,” Kirk Cousins
said of Sudfeld on 106.7 the Fan on
Tuesday morning. “It makes it
tough to have these long sustained
friendships within the
organization, because guys are
always coming and going.”
We ignore that personnel
commerce because it’s the only
way sports fandom makes sense.
If you don’t know whether
Sudfeld is on our side or their side
from week to week, or whether
Cousins is a 12-month rental or a
15-year mortgage, or whether the
starting safety might up and leave
the team, then what are you
has, in effect, created the starting opportunity that Everett has
worked toward since he signed
with the Redskins as a free agent
in August 2015, working his way
onto the roster from the practice
squad after a four-year career at
Texas A&M. Nonetheless, Everett voiced compassion Tuesday
for the teammate whose life
decisions, now, are a mystery
inside the locker room.
“I don’t know exactly what
he’s dealing with, but as a brother, as a teammate — prayers to
him,” Everett said. “I’m sure a lot
of people [are] reaching out to
him right now. You don’t want to
overload it; it’s only been a day
since I found out about the issue.
[We have to] just give him some
time to sit and think and just
find himself. And hopefully he’s
back with us in no time and back
on the field with us — giving us
those talents that he brought to
the table.”
As Cravens takes time to do
that, Everett is focused solely on
his responsibilities Sunday at
FedEx Field. He had his splashiest NFL performance to date
against the Eagles last season,
intercepting rookie quarterback
Carson Wentz in the end zone in
a Week 14 victory at Philadelphia. He’d love nothing more
than to replicate, or top, that
performance Sunday.
He doesn’t expect it to be easy,
characterizing Wentz as a rapidly maturing quarterback who
can’t easily be pigeonholed.
“He can throw the ball well,
and he has mobility,” Everett said
of Wentz. “You can’t just give
him a title of, ‘He’s a pocket
passer,’ or ‘He’s a runner,’ because he’ll run to create, or he’ll
sit in the pocket and take a hit to
deliver a throw. That’s just maturity as a quarterback. That’s just
more that you’ve got to prepare
for.”
JOHN MCDONNELL/THE WASHINGTON POST
“If his heart isn’t in it . . . that’s his prerogative,” John Riggins, who
stepped away from the NFL himself in 1980, said of Su’a Cravens.
actually rooting for? Which wisps
won’t float away? Bruce Allen?
Daniel Snyder? That’s what you’re
loyal to?
The family metaphor allows us
to imagine actual bonds with
players that go beyond the logo on
the top of paychecks. That’s why
suckers like me swoon when John
Wall talks about how much he
loves the District, and chafe when
Cousins appears hesitant to do the
same. Wall loves being part of our
family! Cousins declines to
participate in the family game of
charades. But just because a
metaphor is appealing doesn’t
mean it’s accurate.
“I also saw the league was a cold,
heartless place,” Riggins said
Tuesday, recalling his own
decision. “I kind of laugh when
they say football is family. I mean,
if you really have any sense about
you at all, you have to laugh at that,
don’t you? Because there’s 50 guys
that are on the street since this past
weekend, just here, that would go,
‘Gosh, I don’t know about that
family stuff. They brought us in,
and now we’re out here on the
street. It didn’t last very long.’ ”
This isn’t about the NFL, either,
although the league’s nonguaranteed contracts make it the
scariest place to be a fringe player.
This conflict is at the center of all
pro fandom: Customers pledge
their irrational and infinite loyalty,
while suits are almost obliged to
ignore that quality.
“I thought we all knew that,”
Kevin Durant recently told Bill
Simmons, while discussing the
NBA’s loyalty deficit. “Like, for real.
I thought we knew that. It’s been
happening for years. Guys [have]
been getting traded in their sleep
for years. Guys have been getting
the [bad] end of the stick for years.”
If there’s loyalty, Durant
suggested, it’s strictly
interpersonal: between trainers
and teammates, arena security
and ballboys, real friendships,
actual relationships. No matter
how many times you have tweeted
at Cravens, you’re probably not at
that level. Whether the kid
damaged his real relationships is
between him and his teammates.
At least one that I talked to,
though, had a response slightly
loftier than the worst of what you
have seen online.
“I mean, you’ve got to sacrifice a
lot to play football,” Redskins left
tackle Trent Williams said. “Even
though you get paid handsomely
— no one’s disputing that — it
comes with a price. Some people
pay a bigger price; some people
not so much. But it definitely
comes with a price. And that price
is your well-being, your everyday
health. I always said, wealth can’t
buy health. So at any time, if
anybody wants to put their health
before thinking about their bank
account, who can blame them?”
Riggins said his own decision in
the summer of 1980 made him
“pretty much a scourge” in
Washington, but I think many
modern fans are a bit more
enlightened — again, despite the
worst of what you have read. In
fact, tuning into sports radio
Tuesday morning made me feel
better about life, and how often
can you say that?
“If I’m not happy, then there’s no
point in being alive,” one
sympathetic caller said to 106.7 the
Fan, which was about as close to
19th century Russian literature as
sports radio is gonna get.
Not everyone will follow that
life philosophy, just like not
everyone followed it in 1980. The
Riggins comparison isn’t perfect;
there were financial
considerations in his departure,
while teammates have hinted at
personal issues that Cravens must
deal with. Still, three years before
entrenching himself as a
Washington icon, Riggins left his
team while saying his heart
wasn’t in it. So if there’s anyone to
listen to on this topic, it might as
well be him.
“No matter how well managed
you are, you can’t control
everything, nor can you foresee
everything,” Riggins said. “And
this is a situation that was
unforeseen. It happens. It doesn’t
happen very often. And when it
does, you’ve got to adapt, and
everybody is going to adapt. I
don’t really think this is a handwringing situation. Just cut him
some slack.”
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Every year of his pro career,
Chris Thompson doubted he
would see a second NFL
contract. On Tuesday, the
Washington Redskins running
back laid eyes on one, complete
with his signature.
The team signed its thirddown back to a two-year
extension, a deal that kicks in
during the 2018 season.
Financial terms of the deal were
not disclosed. Thompson is
playing on a one-year tender
worth $2.7 million he signed
during the offseason as a
restricted free agent.
Thompson, a fifth-round pick
in 2013, had shoulder surgery as
a rookie and was placed on
injured reserve after Week 10.
The next season, Thompson was
cut after the preseason and spent
14 weeks on the practice squad.
All he could hang on to at the
time was Coach Jay Gruden’s
word, “You’re my guy. Just trust
in me.”
“I had my doubts,” Thompson
said. “I had them all along, ever
since I’ve been in this league. I
started to improve my last
couple of years, so I figured
something would come along
and we were able to get
something done. I’m happy
about it. I’m excited about the
opportunity to be here with my
boys a little longer.”
In 2015, Thompson averaged
6.5 yards per touch, but he got
only 70 touches as he played
through a partially torn labrum.
It wasn’t until last season that
the 26-year-old was finally able
to play an entire 16-game season,
and he finished with 356 rushing
yards, 349 receiving yards and
five total touchdowns.
“I’m glad we came up to an
agreement because he is the
security blanket that we have
offensively, especially on third
down in the red zone,” Gruden
said. “So, he has done everything
exactly right as far as work ethic,
preparing, working hard,
studying, being productive,
dominating a situation that he is
asked to play in.
“He’s a coach’s dream, quite
frankly.”
Thompson said the extension
came together in the past five
days, and it was something both
sides wanted to get done before
the season.
“Through these last three
years, I’ve just been trusting in
[Gruden],” Thompson said. “He’s
been giving me the opportunities
and really gave me time to get my
body together and get healthy. I
appreciate him for trusting in
me, believing in me and sticking
to his word.”
Back at practice
preparation for the season
opener against the Philadelphia
Eagles, and Wednesday they will
begin installing their game plan.
The team isn’t required to put
out an official injury report
because Tuesday was a bonus
day, but here is a rundown of the
statuses of the players who have
recently been sidelined:
Center Spencer Long (knee)
took part in both individual and
team drills after missing the last
two weeks while recovering from
arthroscopic knee surgery. Long
on Sunday took part in
individual drills, but Chase
Roullier lined up at center at the
start of team drills. On Tuesday,
Long did both and was the firstteam center as that practice
segment began.
Linebacker Ryan Anderson
(stinger) took part in drills and
didn’t appear to be limited while
attacking the blocking sled
during position drills. The rookie
previously had reduced strength
in his shoulder because of the
stinger.
Wide receiver Josh Doctson
didn’t appear limited in any way
as he took part in individual and
team drills. The second-year pro
missed three of the four
preseason games with
hamstring-related injuries.
Doctson was able to go full-speed
during one-on-one drills and
recorded a couple of touchdown
grabs after out-leaping defenders
for catches on fade routes.
The Redskins returned to
practice to get a jump on their
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SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
Baseball
National League
EAST
W
American League
L PCT GB L10 STR
— 7-3 W-2
CENTRAL
W
Chicago
75 63 .543
Washington
84 54 .609
Miami
67 71 .486 17 2-8 L-3
Milwaukee
Atlanta
60 76 .441 23 3-7 L-1
New York
59 79 .428 25 3-7 L-1
Philadelphia
53 85 .384 31 6-4 W-1
L PCT GB L10 STR
EAST
W
x-Boston
77 61 .558
80 58 .580 121/2 10-0 W-11
x-New York
74 63 .540 21/2 6-4 W-3
x-Colorado
7364 .533 19 4-6 W-1
x-Baltimore
70 68 .507
7 7-3 L-1
x-San Diego
62 76 .449301/2 5-5
Tampa Bay
70 70 .500
8 6-4 W-2
x-Toronto
64 74 .464 13 4-6 W-1
Chicago
WEST
— 6-4 L-3
W L PCT GB L10 STR
x-Los Angeles
9245 .672
— 1-9 L-4
72 67 .518 31/2 6-4 L-2
x-Arizona
x-St. Louis
70 67 .511 41/2 6-4 W-2
Pittsburgh
67 72 .482 81/2 6-4 W-4
Cincinnati
60 79 .432 151/2 5-5 W-2
x-San Francisco 54 86 .386391/2 2-8 L-2
L-1
L PCT GB L10 STR
— 4-6 L-3
CENTRAL
W
L PCT GB L10 STR
Cleveland
82 56 .594
— 10-0 W-13
Minnesota
71 67 .514 11 5-5
Kansas City
68 69 .496 131/2 4-6
Detroit
59 79 .428 23 3-7 W-1
54 83 .394 271/2 3-7
WEST
W
L PCT GB L10 STR
x-Houston
84 53 .613
L-3
x-Los Angeles
71 67 .514 131/2 6-4 W-1
L-1
Texas
69 68 .504 15 5-5 W-2
x-Seattle
69 69 .500 151/2 4-6 L-1
x-Oakland
58 79 .423 26 3-7 L-7
L-2
— 7-3 W-5
x-Late game
x-Late game
NO T E S
TOD AY
BRAVES-RANGERS, PPD.
NL games
The second game of an
interleague series
between the Braves and
Rangers was rained out in
Atlanta. A day-night
doubleheader will be held
Wednesday.
NATIONALS AT MARLINS, 7:10
Gonzalez (L)
Peters (L)
W-L
ERA TEAM
13-6
2.58 16-11
0-0
0.00
0-1
BREWERS AT REDS, 12:35
Garza (R)
6-8
4.77
9-12
Castillo (R)
2-7
3.32
6-8
CUBS AT PIRATES, 7:05
PERSONNEL DEPT.
Quintana (L)
9-11
4.49 15-12
Braves: Recalled LHP
Luiz Gohara from Class
AAA Gwinnett, moved IFOF Danny Santana to the
60-day disabled list and
activated IF Johan
Camargo from the 10-day
DL.
Cole (R)
11-9
4.11 16-12
Walker (R)
8-7
Cubs: RHP Jake Arrieta
underwent an MRI exam
on his achy right
hamstring, and the
Chicago Tribune reported
Tuesday night that the
team’s ace could be
sidelined from seven to 10
days with a Grade 1 strain.
Arrieta left with one out in
the third inning of
Monday’s loss to
Pittsburgh after
experiencing what he
described as a cramp in
the hamstring.
Maeda (R)
12-6
Marlins: With Hurricane
Irma bearing down on
South Florida, Miami is
allowing families of
players and staff to travel
with the team on their
upcoming road trip, a
seven-day trek to Atlanta
and Philadelphia.
Pirates: Signed Manager
Clint Hurdle and GM Neal
Huntington to four-year
contract extensions
through 2021.
White Sox: Activated IF
Yoan Moncada from the
10-day DL, requested
waivers on LHP Derek
Holland for the purpose of
granting his unconditional
release and called up LHP
Jace Fry from Class AA
Birmingham.
STAR OF THE DAY
Ben Lively, Phillies
The Philadelphia starter
homered and drove in
four runs off Mets ace
Jacob deGrom and also
pitched seven strong
innings in a 9-1 victory
over New York. Lively is 6
for 21 (.286) with two
home runs and eight RBI
in his first major league
season.
TODAY’S GAME
TO WATCH
Astros at Mariners,
10:10 p.m.
RHP Lance McCullers (73, 3.92 ERA), out since
July with back discomfort,
makes his return against
Seattle newcomer Mike
Leake (8-12, 4.14).
AL leaders
Entering Tuesday’s games
BATTING
Altuve, Hou ..................................... .354
Garcia, Chi ........................................ .322
Hosmer, KC ...................................... .318
Ramirez, Cle .................................... .310
Reddick, Hou .................................... .310
Schoop, Bal ...................................... .306
Segura, Sea ..................................... .306
Mauer, Min ...................................... .302
HOME RUNS
Judge, NY ............................................ 38
Davis, Oak ........................................... 37
Gallo, Tex ............................................ 37
Smoak, Tor ......................................... 37
Morrison, TB ....................................... 36
Moustakas, KC ................................... 36
Encarnacion, Cle ................................. 32
Cruz, Sea ............................................. 31
Springer, Hou ..................................... 31
RBI
Cruz, Sea ........................................... 104
Schoop, Bal ....................................... 101
Davis, Oak ........................................... 95
Upton, LA ............................................ 94
Pujols, LA ............................................ 91
Machado, Bal ...................................... 88
Mazara, Tex ........................................ 88
ERA
Kluber, Cle ....................................... 2.56
Sale, Bos .......................................... 2.85
Severino, NY .................................... 3.03
Stroman, Tor ................................... 3.08
Cashner, Tex .................................... 3.29
Santana, Min ................................... 3.35
Pomeranz, Bos ................................. 3.36
WINS
Sale, Bos ......................................... 15-7
Bauer, Cle ........................................ 15-8
Kluber, Cle ....................................... 14-4
Pomeranz, Bos ................................ 14-5
Santana, Min ................................... 14-7
Vargas, KC ....................................... 14-9
Carrasco, Cle ................................... 13-6
Bundy, Bal ....................................... 13-9
SAVES
Colome, TB ......................................... 41
Osuna, Tor .......................................... 35
Kimbrel, Bos ....................................... 32
Diaz, Sea ............................................. 31
Giles, Hou ........................................... 28
Herrera, KC ......................................... 26
Allen, Cle ............................................ 24
PHILLIES AT METS, 7:10
Pivetta (R)
5-9
6.28
7-14
Harvey (R)
4-4
5.97
5-9
GIANTS AT ROCKIES, 8:40
Cueto (R)
Freeland (L)
6-7
4.54 10-10
11-9
3.89 15-10
DIAMONDBACKS AT DODGERS, 10:10
3.42 13-10
4.19
15-7
CARDINALS AT PADRES, 10:10
Flaherty (R)
0-0
11.25
1-0
Lamet (R)
7-6
4.40
9-8
NL scores
MONDAY'S RESULTS
Nationals 7, at Marlins 2
at Reds 5, Brewers 4
at Mets 11, Phillies 7
at Rockies 4, Giants 3
at Pirates 12, Cubs 0
Cardinals 2, at Padres 0
Diamondbacks 13, at Dodgers 0
TUESDAY'S RESULTS
Nationals 2, at Marlins 1
at Pirates 4, Cubs 3
Phillies 9, at Mets 1
at Reds 9, Brewers 3
Giants at Rockies, Late
Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Late
Cardinals at Padres, Late
CHARLES LECLAIRE/USA TODAY SPORTS
Home sweet home
Pirates second baseman Max Moroff slides past Cubs catcher Rene Rivera in the eighth inning to bring home the game-winner for Pittsburgh.
AL games
YANKEES AT ORIOLES, 7:05
Rays 2, Twins 1
Pirates 4, Cubs 3
Tigers 13, Royals 2
Phillies 9, Mets 1
Reds 9, Brewers 3
Indians 9, White Sox 4
Jake Odorizzi took a nohitter into the seventh inning in front of a tiny home
crowd, and Tampa Bay
beat Minnesota.
Lucas Duda homered
and drove in both runs for
the Rays, who improved to
.500 and moved within two
games of the Twins for the
second AL wild card.
Max Moroff and David
Freese delivered RBI singles off Carl Edwards Jr. in
the eighth inning as Pittsburgh rallied for its fourth
consecutive victory.
Jordan Luplow hit the
second home run of his career for the Pirates. Wade
LeBlanc earned the win in
relief. The Cubs left eight
men on base to drop their
third straight game.
John Hicks homered twice
to power Detroit.
Ben Lively pitched seven
innings of one-run, four-hit
ball and helped himself at
the plate with a home run
and four RBI to lead Philadelphia over New York.
Nick Williams added
three RBI for the Phillies,
who roughed up Jacob deGrom for six earned runs
and 10 hits in 32/3 innings.
Scooter Gennett homered during a five-run seventh inning that carried
Cincinnati past Milwaukee.
The Reds turned three
double plays.
Jose Ramirez hit two
more homers as Cleveland
extended its winning streak
to 13 games, the longest in
the majors this season.
Gray (R)
CLEVELAND
AB
Lindor ss ..............2
Jackson lf.............4
Ramirez 2b...........5
Encarnacion dh ....5
Santana 1b...........3
Diaz 3b .................3
Urshela 3b............1
Guyer rf................2
Chisenhall ph-rf ...1
Gomes c ...............4
Allen cf.................5
TOTALS
35
R
0
1
2
1
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
9
H BI BB SO AVG
0 0 2 0 .270
1 1 1 0 .309
2 2 0 0 .311
2 0 0 1 .253
2 0 1 0 .258
0 0 1 0 .255
0 0 0 0 .226
1 1 0 0 .239
0 0 1 0 .300
1 3 1 1 .226
1 2 0 2 .231
10 9 7 4 —
ANGELS AT ATHLETICS, 3:35
CHICAGO
AB
Sanchez 3b..........4
Moncada 2b ........5
Abreu dh .............5
Garcia rf ..............4
Brantly c .............3
Davidson 1b ........5
Anderson ss........3
Liriano lf .............3
Engel cf ...............3
Hanson ph-cf ......1
TOTALS
36
R
1
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
4
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 1 2 .264
1 0 0 2 .189
0 1 0 1 .298
2 0 1 0 .324
2 0 1 1 .273
1 3 0 1 .228
2 0 1 0 .247
0 0 1 2 .154
0 0 0 1 .167
1 0 0 0 .227
10 4 5 10 —
MINNESOTA AB
Dozier 2b ............4
Mauer 1b ............3
Polanco ss...........4
Rosario lf ............3
Buxton cf ............3
Kepler rf..............3
Escobar 3b ..........3
Castro c...............2
Granite ph...........1
Gimenez c ...........0
Grossman dh ......3
TOTALS
29
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
H BI BB SO AVG
0 0 0 0 .262
1 0 1 1 .302
1 0 0 1 .256
1 0 1 0 .286
0 0 0 1 .256
0 0 0 1 .247
0 0 0 1 .249
0 0 0 1 .227
0 0 0 0 .231
0 0 0 0 .198
1 1 0 1 .244
4 1 2 7 —
TAMPA BAY AB
Kiermaier cf........4
Dickerson dh.......4
Longoria 3b.........4
Duda 1b...............3
Plouffe ph-1b......1
Souza Jr. rf .........4
Miller 2b .............2
Ramos c ..............3
Smith lf...............3
Hechavarria ss....3
TOTALS
31
R
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 0 .284
0 0 0 2 .286
2 0 0 0 .264
2 2 0 0 .231
0 0 0 0 .206
0 0 0 2 .247
0 0 1 1 .189
1 0 0 0 .228
0 0 0 0 .275
0 0 0 1 .251
6 2 1 6 —
MINNESOTA... 000 000 001 — 1 4 1
TAMPA BAY ... 000 101 00X — 2 6 0
E: Escobar (4). LOB: Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 6. 2B: Duda (25). HR: Grossman
(8), off Colome; Duda (27), off Colon.
MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Colon ................ 6.2 5 2 2 1 5 6.06
Rogers ................. 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.40
Busenitz ........... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1.88
TAMPA BAY IP
Odorizzi ............ 6.2
Jennings .............. 0
Cishek............... 0.1
Hunter ................. 1
Colome ................ 1
H
1
1
0
0
2
R ER BB SO ERA
0 0 1 6 4.58
0 0 0 0 3.93
0 0 0 0 1.72
0 0 0 1 2.47
1 1 1 0 3.06
WP: Odorizzi (8-7); LP: Colon (6-11); S:
Colome (42). Jennings pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored:
Rogers 2-0, Busenitz 1-0, Jennings 1-0,
Cishek 2-0. T: 2:32. A: 6,509 (31,042).
CHICAGO
AB
Jay lf ...................5
Almora cf............5
Bryant 3b............4
Zobrist rf-2b.......2
Happ 2b...............4
Baez ss ...............4
Caratini 1b ..........3
Rivera c...............3
Hendricks p.........3
Heyward rf..........1
TOTALS
34
R
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 1 .288
2 0 0 0 .286
2 0 0 0 .291
0 1 1 0 .233
1 2 0 0 .256
1 0 0 0 .270
1 0 0 0 .261
0 0 1 0 .235
0 0 0 1 .122
0 0 0 1 .259
8 3 2 3 —
PITTSBURGH AB
Marte lf ..............4
Moroff 2b............4
McCutchen cf......4
Bell 1b.................3
Freese 3b ............4
Luplow rf ............3
Diaz c ..................3
Mercer ss............3
Brault p...............1
Bostick ph...........1
Jaso ph................0
TOTALS
30
R
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
4
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 0 .265
1 1 0 0 .190
2 0 0 2 .276
0 0 1 0 .263
2 1 0 0 .267
1 2 0 1 .222
1 0 0 0 .250
0 0 0 1 .254
0 0 0 0 .167
0 0 0 0 .000
0 0 1 0 .223
8 4 2 4 —
CHICAGO......... 102 000 000 — 3 8 1
PITTSBURGH .. 020 000 02X — 4 8 0
E: Happ (3). LOB: Chicago 8, Pittsburgh
4. 2B: Bryant (32). HR: Luplow (2), off
Hendricks.
CHICAGO
IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Hendricks ......... 6.2 5 2 2 0 2 3.29
Edwards ........... 1.1 3 2 2 2 2 3.49
PITTSBURGH IP
Brault .................. 5
LeBlanc................ 3
Rivero .................. 1
H
8
0
0
R ER BB SO ERA
3 3 2 0 5.79
0 0 0 1 4.68
0 0 0 2 1.45
WP: LeBlanc (5-2); LP: Edwards (3-4); S:
Rivero (18). Inherited runners-scored:
Edwards 1-0. HBP: Brault (Caratini).
WP: Edwards. T: 2:35. A: 14,079
(38,362).
KANSAS CITY AB
Merrifield 2b.......3
Torres 2b ............1
Cain cf.................1
Orlando cf ...........1
Cabrera rf ...........2
Bonifacio pr-rf ....1
Hosmer 1b ..........3
Gallagher c..........1
Perez c ................3
Butera c-1b.........1
Moustakas 3b.....3
Cuthbert 3b ........1
Moss dh ..............2
Soler ph-dh .........0
Escobar ss...........2
Mondesi ss .........2
Gordon lf.............4
TOTALS
31
R
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 0 .281
1 0 0 0 .254
1 1 2 0 .297
0 0 0 0 .164
0 1 1 0 .296
0 0 0 0 .254
0 0 0 0 .317
0 0 0 0 .375
0 0 0 1 .263
0 0 0 1 .252
1 0 0 1 .278
0 0 0 0 .220
0 0 0 1 .199
0 0 1 0 .154
0 0 0 1 .237
1 0 0 1 .130
0 0 0 1 .196
5 2 4 7 —
DETROIT
AB R H BI BB SO AVG
Kinsler 2b..............4 1 1 0 0 0 .235
Romine ph-2b .......1 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Mahtook lf ............5 3 3 2 0 2 .276
Castellanos dh ......5 0 2 0 0 0 .253
McCann c...............3 1 0 0 0 1 .261
Holaday c ..............1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Hicks 1b ................4 3 3 4 1 0 .315
Candelario 3b........5 1 1 2 0 2 .235
Presley rf ..............4 1 1 1 1 0 .312
Jones cf.................4 2 2 3 0 1 .183
Iglesias ss.............3 1 2 1 0 0 .268
D.Machado ph-ss...1 0 0 0 0 0 .285
TOTALS
40 13 15 13 2 6 —
KANSAS CITY . 100 001 000 — 2 5 0
DETROIT ......... 070 211 11X — 13 15 1
E: Sanchez (3). LOB: Kansas City 7, Detroit 6. 2B: Moustakas (22), Candelario
(4). HR: Cain (14), off Stumpf; Jones
(2), off Vargas; Mahtook (11), off Vargas; Hicks (5), off Cahill; Iglesias (6),
off Cahill; Jones (3), off A.Machado;
Hicks (6), off A.Machado.
KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Vargas ................. 2 6 7 7 1 1 4.23
Cahill ................... 3 3 3 3 1 4 4.86
A.Machado .......... 3 6 3 3 0 1 22.0
DETROIT
IP
Sanchez ............... 0
Jaye .................. 2.1
Hardy................ 2.2
Stumpf ................ 1
VerHagen ............ 1
Wilson ................. 1
Alcantara............. 1
H
1
1
0
1
0
1
1
R ER BB SO ERA
1 1 0 0 7.07
0 0 2 0 0.00
0 0 0 3 5.68
1 1 1 2 2.97
0 0 1 1 6.20
0 0 0 0 3.56
0 0 0 1 0.00
WP: Jaye (1-0); LP: Vargas (14-10).
Sanchez pitched to 1 batter in the 1st.
Inherited runners-scored: Jaye 1-1, Hardy 1-0. HBP: Vargas (McCann), Alcantara (Soler). WP: Jaye, Cahill, Wilson. T:
3:00. A: 22,547 (41,681).
PHILA.
AB
Hernandez 2b .....5
Galvis ss .............5
Herrera cf ...........5
Hoskins 1b..........3
Williams rf .........5
Kim lf ..................5
Crawford 3b........5
Alfaro c ...............5
Lively p ...............4
Kelly ph...............1
TOTALS
43
R
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
9
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 1 2 .284
3 0 1 2 .257
1 1 0 2 .288
2 0 2 0 .319
2 3 0 0 .274
2 0 0 3 .234
1 0 0 2 .200
3 0 0 1 .362
2 4 0 0 .286
0 0 0 0 .190
17 8 4 12 —
NEW YORK
AB
Reyes ss .............4
Aoki rf.................3
Cabrera 3b ..........4
d'Arnaud c ..........4
Nimmo lf.............2
Lagares cf ...........3
Smith 1b .............4
Cecchini 2b..........4
deGrom p ............1
Taijeron ph..........1
Reynolds ph-ss ...2
TOTALS
32
R
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
H BI BB SO AVG
0 0 0 0 .236
1 0 1 0 .279
2 0 0 0 .259
2 1 0 0 .232
0 0 2 1 .266
1 0 1 0 .264
0 0 0 1 .182
0 0 0 1 .213
0 0 0 0 .219
0 0 0 1 .059
0 0 0 0 .217
6 1 4 4 —
PHILA.............. 030 600 000 — 9 17 0
NEW YORK ..... 100 000 000 — 1 6 2
E: Aoki (1), Smith (1). LOB: Philadelphia
11, New York 8. 2B: Hoskins (4), Williams (12), Aoki (16), Cabrera (24),
d’Arnaud 2 (17), Lagares (11). HR: Lively (2), off deGrom.
PHILA.
IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lively ................... 7 4 1 1 3 4 3.92
Milner.................. 1 2 0 0 1 0 2.01
Pinto.................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 8.53
NEW YORK
IP
deGrom............. 3.2
Smoker ............. 1.1
Rhame ................. 1
McGowan ............ 1
Goeddel ............... 1
Callahan............... 1
H
10
2
2
1
1
1
R ER BB SO ERA
9 6 2 5 3.65
0 0 0 2 5.70
0 0 0 1 0.00
0 0 2 1 3.86
0 0 0 2 3.95
0 0 0 1 5.40
WP: Lively (3-5); LP: deGrom (14-9). Inherited runners-scored: Smoker 3-3. T:
3:04. A: 22,230 (41,922).
MILWAUKEE AB
Sogard 2b-ss.......4
Walker 1b-2b......3
Braun lf...............4
Shaw 3b..............3
Santana rf...........3
Vogt c .................3
Thames ph-1b.....0
Villar cf ...............2
Pina c ..................1
Arcia ss...............3
Davies p ..............0
Aguilar ph ...........1
Broxton cf...........0
Phillips ph-cf ......1
TOTALS
28
R
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
H BI BB SO AVG
0 0 1 0 .279
0 0 2 3 .269
1 0 1 0 .279
1 2 1 1 .276
1 0 1 2 .277
1 1 0 1 .243
0 0 1 0 .236
1 0 0 1 .241
0 0 0 0 .276
0 0 1 1 .267
0 0 2 0 .143
0 0 0 1 .267
0 0 0 0 .221
0 0 0 1 .200
5 3 10 11 —
CINCINNATI AB
Hamilton cf.........3
Cozart ss.............4
Votto 1b..............4
Duvall lf ..............3
Gennett 2b..........4
Suarez 3b............4
Schebler rf ..........2
Peraza 2b............1
Barnhart c...........4
Stephenson p .....2
Kivlehan rf ..........1
TOTALS
32
R
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
1
1
1
2
9
H BI BB SO AVG
0 1 0 2 .249
2 2 1 0 .301
2 0 1 0 .313
0 1 0 1 .251
2 3 0 0 .299
1 1 0 1 .271
1 0 1 1 .237
1 0 0 0 .260
1 0 0 2 .265
0 0 0 0 .059
1 0 1 0 .213
11 8 4 7 —
MILWAUKEE .. 000 000 120 — 3 5 1
CINCINNATI .... 001 001 52X — 9 11 0
E: Villar (15). LOB: Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati 6. 2B: Santana (25), Vogt (12), Cozart (22), Gennett (20). HR: Shaw (28),
off Hernandez; Gennett (24), off Wang.
MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Davies............... 5.2 6 2 1 1 4 3.77
Drake ................ 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 4.68
Barnes .............. 0.2 1 4 4 3 1 4.40
Wang ................ 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 13.5
Torres .................. 1 3 2 2 0 0 4.46
CINCINNATI
IP
Stephenson ......... 6
Wojciechowski .... 1
Hernandez ........... 0
Iglesias ................ 2
H
4
0
1
0
R ER BB SO ERA
1 1 5 7 5.15
0 0 2 2 5.84
2 2 3 0 6.06
0 0 0 2 1.95
WP: Stephenson (4-4); LP: Davies
(16-8); S: Iglesias (25). Stephenson
pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Hernandez pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Drake 1-0,
Wang 2-2, Wojciechowski 1-0, Iglesias
2-0. WP: Barnes 2. T: 3:26. A: 12,135
(42,319).
CLEVELAND.... 312 000 003 — 9 10 2
CHICAGO......... 400 000 000 — 4 10 0
E: Gomes 2 (9). LOB: Cleveland 9, Chicago 11. 2B: Guyer (7), Allen (1). HR: Jackson (7), off Holmberg; Ramirez (24), off
Holmberg; Ramirez (25), off Holmberg;
Gomes (11), off Beck; Davidson (24), off
Salazar.
CLEVELAND
IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Salazar.............. 0.2 1 4 4 2 1 4.66
Goody................ 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 2.81
Otero ................... 2 2 0 0 0 1 2.80
McAllister......... 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 2.83
Smith................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 3.21
Olson ................ 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Shaw.................... 1 2 0 0 0 1 3.29
Armstrong........... 1 1 0 0 1 1 4.56
CHICAGO
IP
Holmberg............. 3
Pelfrey .............. 2.2
Fulmer .............. 2.2
Fry..................... 0.1
Beck .................. 0.1
H
6
1
1
1
1
R ER BB SO ERA
6 6 4 2 4.36
0 0 1 1 5.13
0 0 1 1 10.5
2 2 1 0 54.0
1 1 0 0 6.42
WP: Otero (3-0); LP: Holmberg (2-4). Inherited runners-scored: Smith 1-0, Olson 1-0, Fulmer 3-0, Beck 2-2. HBP:
Salazar (Brantly), Holmberg (Guyer),
Pelfrey (Lindor), Fulmer (Santana). WP:
Armstrong. T: 3:43. A: 12,369 (40,615).
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ERA TEAM
8-9
3.36 10-12
10-9
4.79 15-14
TWINS AT RAYS, 1:10
Slegers (R)
0-0
2.84
1-0
Snell (L)
3-6
4.02
8-11
Skaggs (L)
1-4
4.89
Manaea (L)
9-9
4.52 11-14
5-6
ROYALS AT TIGERS, 7:10
Hammel (R)
Boyd (L)
7-10
4.80
9-18
5-8
6.10
8-12
BLUE JAYS AT RED SOX, 7:10
Biagini (R)
3-9
5.01
4-9
Fister (R)
4-7
4.72
5-5
INDIANS AT WHITE SOX, 8:10
Carrasco (R)
Lopez (R)
13-6
3.67
19-8
0-2
6.06
1-2
ASTROS AT MARINERS, 10:10
McCullers Jr. (R)
7-3
3.92
12-7
Moore (R)
1-3
6.34
2-4
AL scores
MONDAY'S RESULTS
Yankees 7, at Orioles 4
Royals 7, at Tigers 6
Indians 5, at White Sox 3
Angels 11, at Athletics 9, 11 innings
Astros 6, at Mariners 2
Blue Jays 10, at Red Sox 4
at Rays 11, Twins 4
TUESDAY'S RESULTS
Yankees at Orioles, Late
at Tigers 13, Royals 2
at Rays 2, Twins 1
Indians 9, at White Sox 4
Blue Jays at Red Sox, Late
Angels at Athletics, Late
Astros at Mariners, Late
Interleague games
RANGERS AT BRAVES, 1:35
W-L
Gonzalez (R)
Gohara (L)
ERA TEAM
7-10
4.31
9-13
0-0
0.00
0-0
RANGERS AT BRAVES, 7:35
ARE YOUR TENANTS MOVING OUT?
YES
Gausman (R)
W-L
Hamels (L)
9-2
Teheran (R)
9-11
3.92
11-7
4.75 12-15
Interleague scores
MONDAY'S RESULT
Rangers 8, at Braves 2
TUESDAY'S RESULT
Rangers at Braves, ppd., rain
NL leaders
YES
Entering Tuesday’s games
BATTING
Blackmon, Col .................................. .342
Turner, LA ........................................ .332
Harper, Was .................................... .326
Murphy, Was ................................... .318
Posey, SF ......................................... .317
LeMahieu, Col .................................. .315
Goldschmidt, Ari ............................. .314
HOME RUNS
Stanton, Mia ....................................... 53
Bellinger, LA ....................................... 36
Votto, Cin ........................................... 34
Blackmon, Col ..................................... 33
Goldschmidt, Ari ................................ 33
Ozuna, Mia ......................................... 32
Duvall, Cin ........................................... 31
Rizzo, Chi ............................................ 31
RBI
CLASSIFIED
Stanton, Mia ..................................... 112
Arenado, Col ..................................... 111
Goldschmidt, Ari .............................. 109
Ozuna, Mia ....................................... 107
Rizzo, Chi .......................................... 100
Lamb, Ari ............................................ 97
KLMNO
ERA
Kershaw, LA .................................... 1.95
Scherzer, Was ................................. 2.19
Gonzalez, Was ................................. 2.58
Ray, Ari ............................................ 2.80
Strasburg, Was ............................... 2.90
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Kershaw, LA .................................... 16-2
Greinke, Ari ..................................... 16-6
Davies, Mil ...................................... 16-7
Wood, LA ......................................... 14-2
deGrom, NY ..................................... 14-8
Arrieta, Chi ...................................... 14-9
SAVES
C054F 4x3.75
Holland, Col ........................................ 36
Jansen, LA .......................................... 36
Rodney, Ari ......................................... 34
Knebel, Mil .......................................... 32
Davis, Chi ............................................ 28
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
.
THE WASHINGTON POST
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D7
M2
baseball
Report: MLB confirms Red Sox stole signs from Yankees
After New York filed
complaint last month,
Boston did likewise
BY
D AVE S HEININ
baltimore — The time-honored, widespread and mostly hidden practice of sign-stealing in
baseball was thrown into scandal
Tuesday with a report saying
Major League Baseball had confirmed the New York Yankees’
accusations that the rival Boston
Red Sox had stolen their catchers’
signs and relayed them to their
own hitters with the help of an
Apple Watch.
According to the New York
Times report, the Yankees filed a
detailed complaint with the commissioner’s office two weeks ago
that included video the Yankees
had shot of the Red Sox’ dugout
during a series at Fenway Park on
Aug. 18-20. In the video, the
report said, a member of Boston’s
training staff could be seen looking at his Apple Watch in the
dugout and then relaying information about pitch type and location to Boston players.
At Oriole Park at Camden
Yards, where the Yankees were
set to play the Baltimore Orioles
on Tuesday night, Yankees Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the
outline of the Times report about
the Red Sox, saying, “It’s something we’ve suspected,” but he
declined to discuss specifics
about the complaint or the investigation.
According to the Times report,
the Red Sox also filed a countercomplaint accusing the Yankees
of similar electronic sign-stealing
measures, using cameras from
the Yankees’ YES Network. Asked
about those accusations, Girardi
said, “No chance.”
In Boston, where Commissioner Rob Manfred was making a
regularly scheduled appearance
at Fenway Park, he largely downplayed the story, confirming only
that the accusations were made
and saying that an investigation
is ongoing and will be resolved
soon.
“To the extent that there was a
violation on either side,” Manfred
said, “. . . we are 100 percent
comfortable that it is not an
ongoing issue.”
The accusations come as the
Red Sox are attempting to hold
off the fast-closing Yankees in a
WINSLOW TOWNSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
“I’d guess everybody . . . has been involved with [sign stealing],”
Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said.
battle for the American League
East title. After winning three of
four from Boston last week at
Yankee Stadium, then winning
Monday at Baltimore, the Yankees, who also lead the AL wildcard race, moved to within 21/2
games of the Red Sox entering
Tuesday night’s games. The teams
do not play each other again this
season.
“When you have the kind of
rivalry that the Yankees and Red
Sox have,” Manfred said in Boston, “I guess it’s not shocking you
could have charges and countercharges like this.”
According to the Times report,
which cited “several” unnamed
people familiar with the matter,
the Red Sox, after being presented with the evidence, admitted to
MLB that their trainers had received signals from video-replay
personnel and then relayed that
information to players, in a practice that had been ongoing for at
least several weeks. The Red Sox
told MLB, however, that Manager
John Farrell and President of
Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski were not aware of the
practice.
While sign-stealing — mostly
by base runners on second base,
who have a mostly unfettered
view of the catcher — has been an
accepted part of baseball gamesmanship for decades, it has
caused occasional rifts when the
practice becomes too obvious.
And in the case of Boston’s accused transgressions, it was the
illicit use of electronic devices
that could land the organization
in trouble.
“We actually do not have a rule
against sign-stealing, and it has
been a part of the game for a very,
very long time,” Manfred said in
Boston. “. . . It’s the electronic
equipment that creates the violation. And I think the rules against
electronic equipment has a number of policy reasons behind
them, but one of them is we don’t
want to escalate attempts to figure out what a pitcher’s going to
throw by introducing technology
or electronics into that mix.”
At a news conference in Boston, Dombrowski downplayed
the accusations, at one point
laughing when asked if he
thought sign-stealing, in and of
itself, was wrong.
“No, I don’t,” Dombrowski
said. “I guess it depends on how
you do it. But, no, I never thought
it was wrong. I’d guess everybody
in the game has been involved
with it throughout the years.
People are trying to win however
they can. It’s an edge that they try
to gain. Sometimes the sophistication of [catchers’] signs can
make a difference.”
Dombrowski also implied the
Yankees had chosen to leak the
story on Tuesday because they
knew Manfred would be at Fenway Park and thus accessible to
reporters.
It was unclear what penalties
Manfred was considering should
he find either team guilty of
breaking the game’s rules, but he
all but ruled out the possibility of
vacating wins, saying there is no
precedent for any such punishment. The most likely penalties
would be a fine and/or the loss of
one or more future draft picks.
Max Scherzer being hurt, for
example, would change the
complexion of the Nationals
completely. But after taking a
line drive to the calf and shin
area in his last start, which was
therefore truncated after five
innings, Scherzer threw on flat
ground Tuesday and expects to
throw a bullpen Wednesday.
“I can’t imagine it will affect
the start,” Scherzer, whose next
start would come Friday against
the Phillies at Nationals Park,
said Tuesday. He and the rest of
the Nationals’ rotation will
pitch on an extra day of rest
this time around, as the
Nationals gave A.J. Cole a start
in Monday night’s win, thereby
briefly establishing a six-man
rotation.
NATIONALS ON DECK
dave.sheinin@washpost.com
NATIONALS NOTES
Excerpted from
washingtonpost.com/nationals
Harper’s progress is
‘very encouraging’
Bryce Harper, wearing his cutoff
“BH” brand hoodie and red
Under Armour tights covering
his legs, walked up and down a
few rows of stairs and played
catch at Marlins Park in Miami
on Tuesday afternoon. Such is
the 24-year-old’s stature in this
game that a few minutes of such
insignificant activity qualify as
news of import.
Harper suffered what looked
to be a devastating knee injury
Aug. 12. By Aug. 13, he and the
Nationals knew the trouble was
just a bone bruise — “just,”
because the injury looked to be
far worse, though bone bruises
are not simple injuries to
predict recovery. Nevertheless,
the expectation around the
Nationals was that Harper
would return this season. Last
week, when he still was without
a timetable, Manager Dusty
Baker said the Nationals would
have to plan for life without
him, just in case. As such, Baker
called Monday’s work “very
encouraging.”
“When you see him doing
light baseball activities, you
know that he’s on the way,”
Baker said. “Nobody can predict
exactly where he is, but at least
he initiated signs of progress.
You can’t rush progress. You
have to let progress take care of
itself.”
Monday’s activity up and
down the Marlins Park stairs
and the game of catch that
followed, certainly represented
progress for Harper. He had not
done either of those things — at
least not within view of the
public — since the injury. While
Harper has been able to do
weight-bearing lifts to
strengthen the muscles around
the injury, agility work and
running will probably signal
more substantial progress than
his work Tuesday.
Harper, for his part, did not
seem to consider Tuesday much
of a step. Approached for
comment, Harper was terse:
“I don’t have any update for
you guys at all,” he said. “Okay?”
One can understand why
Harper would not feel he had
much to stay after successfully
doing something he has done
without much thought for most
of his life. But as Baker pointed
out rather candidly Tuesday
afternoon, Harper’s immediate
future affects the Nationals’
near future dramatically. The
Nationals fell just short of the
National League Championship
Series last season after playing
the NLDS without Wilson
Ramos and Stephen Strasburg.
One of them could have made
the difference. Harper is, of
course, a difference maker, too.
“At some point in time, we’re
going to need Harp,” Baker said.
“You see last year, we weren’t
exactly the same. . . . They say
injuries are no excuse, and they
aren’t, but it depends on who’s
hurt.”
Today
7:10 MASN2
vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Tomorrow
7:05 MASN
Friday
7:05 MASN2
Saturday
7:05 MASN2
Sunday
1:35 MASN
vs. Atlanta Braves
Tuesday
7:05 MASN
Sept. 13
7:05 MASN
Sept. 14
7:05 MASN2
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM)
— Chelsea Janes
Strasburg’s
scoreless
streak hits
26 innings
Nationals 2, Marlins 1
NATIONALS FROM D1
No Nationals pitcher has ever
had a scoreless streak as long as
Strasburg’s 26 innings. No homegrown Nationals pitcher has been
as consistently dominant as Strasburg has been when he is healthy
— or even when he is not-quitehealthy, as he was Tuesday night.
“It just seems like I lose a lot of
fluids. It doesn’t matter how much
I drink, it just kind of goes right
through me,” Strasburg said. “IVs
were seeming to help me in the
past, but they weren’t willing to
give me one here. That’s just part
of it. You have to find a way, and I
went as long as I could.”
Strasburg exited after the sixth
after cramps left him wincing for
two innings. By then, his ERA had
fallen to 2.78, fourth lowest in the
National League behind Clayton
Kershaw and Nationals teammates Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez. Neither Strasburg nor his
manager nor anyone else seems
particularly worried about the calf
cramps moving forward.
“He threw the ball great. It just
came up again,” Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said. “I don’t know
what to make of it, because our
trainers are working on it. . . . I’m
not a doctor.”
While Baker avoids amateur diagnoses whenever possible, he
was candid about Strasburg’s importance to his team before the
game. If the Nationals had had the
right-hander last October, Baker
said, things might have gone differently.
As Strasburg showed Tuesday,
and in the shutout he threw in his
last start, he could make a massive
difference in the playoffs this time
around. Thanks in part to Strasburg’s efforts Tuesday, the Nationals’ magic number to clinch the
National League East title is eight.
Many teams with big division
leads spend September researching their rosters, if not to see what
might work best in October then
to see what they might have next
April.
When it comes to next season,
at Miami Marlins
WASHINGTON
AB
Turner ss........................4
De Aza lf ........................4
Murphy 2b......................4
Rendon 3b ......................4
Lind 1b ...........................3
Jackson pr ......................0
Doolittle p ......................0
Werth rf .........................4
Taylor cf .........................3
Severino c ......................4
Strasburg p ....................1
Difo ph ...........................1
Solis p ............................0
Albers p..........................0
Zimmerman ph-1b .........1
TOTALS
33
R
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
H
0
2
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
8
BI BB SO AVG
0 0 0 .272
0 0 0 .162
1 0 0 .320
0 0 0 .301
0 1 0 .300
0 0 0 .125
0 0 0
--0 0 1 .242
0 1 1 .259
1 0 1 .333
0 0 0 .152
0 0 0 .283
0 0 0
--0 0 0
--0 0 1 .302
2 2 4
—
MIAMI
AB
Gordon 2b.......................4
Stanton rf ......................4
Yelich cf .........................4
Ozuna lf..........................4
Realmuto c.....................4
Dietrich 1b .....................3
Moore ph........................0
Anderson 3b...................4
Rojas ss..........................3
Despaigne p ...................2
Suzuki ph .......................1
Barraclough p.................0
Steckenrider p ...............0
TOTALS
33
R
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
H
1
0
1
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
7
BI BB SO
0 0 0
0 0 2
0 0 2
0 0 1
0 0 2
0 0 1
1 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 0 10
WASHINGTON.............. 010
MIAMI........................... 000
000
000
010
001
—
—
AVG
.302
.283
.287
.308
.272
.244
.215
.222
.263
.111
.250
.000
--—
2 8 1
1 7 0
E: Werth (3). LOB: Washington 7, Miami 6. 2B: De Aza
(2), Lind (13). HR: Murphy (22), off Barraclough. RBI:
Murphy (88), Severino (2), Moore (25). SF: Moore. S:
Strasburg.
DP: Washington 1 (Lind).
WASHINGTON
IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA
Strasburg,....................6 6 0 0 0 8 90 2.78
Solis, .........................1.1 0 0 0 0 1 25 7.78
Albers, ......................0.2 0 0 0 0 1
9 1.71
Doolittle,......................1 1 1 0 0 0 20 2.91
MIAMI
IP
Despaigne, ...................7
Barraclough .................1
Steckenrider ................1
H
5
1
2
R ER BB SO NP ERA
1 1 2 2 95 3.57
1 1 0 0 19 2.93
0 0 0 2 21 2.52
WP: Strasburg, (12-4); LP: Despaigne, (0-3); S: Doolittle, (18).
PB: Severino (1).
T: 2:50. A: 15,364 (36,742).
HOW THEY SCORED
MIKE EHRMANN/GETTY IMAGES
Stephen Strasburg delivered six scoreless innings against the Marlins to lower his ERA to 2.78, the fourth lowest in the National League.
the Nationals do not have to do
much investigating, in part because Strasburg is one of four
starters returning to their rotation. Their whole starting infield
returns, too. Jayson Werth is not
under contract, but if he does not
return, Adam Eaton, Michael A.
Taylor and Bryce Harper will comprise a familiar trio in the outfield.
So the Nationals’ biggest uncertainty this offseason surrounds
their catchers, because Matt Wieters and Jose Lobaton can both
become free agents this winter.
Pedro Severino or Raudy Read,
the two young catchers the Nationals called up this September,
could therefore be battling for big
league jobs. Starting in place of the
banged-up Wieters on Tuesday,
Severino went 2 for 4 and is now
hitting .319 in 28 major league
games. His first hit was an RBI
single in the second inning that
drove home the only run the Nationals would score until Daniel
Murphy homered in the eighth.
“[Severino] had a great chance
to make this club out of spring
training, except that he had a bad
arm at the time,” Baker said. “. . .
He brings a lot of energy to the
team and the field.”
Severino helped Strasburg
through five scoreless innings to
begin the evening. But in the fifth,
Strasburg began hopping off the
mound awkwardly after delivering pitches, the same kind of awk-
ward hops produced by calf
cramps two starts ago in Houston.
When pitching coach Mike
Maddux and trainer Paul Lessard
visited the mound, Strasburg tried
to wave them off, then seemed to
tell them he could stay in the
game. He finished the inning, then
headed straight into the clubhouse before working through the
heart of the Marlins’ order in that
sixth inning, his last of the day
before Baker decided not to risk
further injury.
“I mean if he be 100 percent
good, I think he throws like eight
or nine innings today. He go to
complete game again,” Severino
said. “. . . I give him respect because nobody do in that situation
— hurt their [calf ] and want to
keep pitching.”
Strasburg finished with eight
strikeouts in six innings having
thrown 90 pitches, 59 for strikes.
The Nationals led by just one at
the time of his departure, then by
two after Murphy’s homer.
Monday, as the Nationals won
by five, Baker called on his big
three of Brandon Kintzler, Ryan
Madson and Sean Doolittle to
pitch an inning each. Tuesday,
Baker stayed away from Kintzler
and Madson despite the save situation, so as not to overwork them.
Sammy Solis and Matt Albers
combined to throw two scoreless
innings before Baker went to
Doolittle in the ninth, and the
NATIONALS SECOND
Adam Lind doubles. Jayson Werth grounds out. Adam
Lind to third. Michael Taylor walks. Pedro Severino singles, Michael Taylor to second, Adam Lind scores. Stephen Strasburg out on a sacrifice bunt. Pedro Severino
to second. Michael Taylor to third. Trea Turner lines
out.
Nationals 1, Marlins 0
NATIONALS EIGHTH
Trea Turner grounds out. Alejandro De Aza grounds out.
Daniel Murphy homers. Anthony Rendon grounds out.
Nationals 2, Marlins 0
MARLINS NINTH
Marcell Ozuna singles. On Pedro Severino’s passed ball,
Marcell Ozuna to second. J.T. Realmuto flies out. Marcell Ozuna to third. Tyler Moore pinch-hitting for Derek
Dietrich. Tyler Moore out on a sacrifice fly, Marcell Ozuna scores. Brian Anderson lines out .
Nationals 2, Marlins 1
left-hander worked around an unearned run to ensure Strasburg
earned his 12th win.
Strasburg has now allowed two
runs in 27 innings, struck out 31
and walked three since returning
from the nerve impingement that
caused him forearm tightness this
summer. In two of his four starts
since, Strasburg has battled those
calf cramps, something he and the
Nationals can ill afford to have
disrupt outings in October. Even
with those cramps, he compiled
the longest scoreless streak in
team history. The Nationals just
need to get him to the playoffs
intact.
chelsea.janes@washpost.com
D8
EZ
Terrapins’ Pigrome is out for season
Quarterback tore ACL
in right knee; defense
loses two to injury
BY
. WEDNESDAY,
TIM WARNER/GETTY IMAGES
D.J. Moore aids Tyrrell Pigrome after the Maryland quarterback
was hurt at Texas. Freshman Kasim Hill will start against Towson.
Pigrome.
Pigrome was replaced by Hill, a
four-star recruit from St. John’s
College High in the District who
pushed Pigrome for the starting
job during fall camp and was
named the backup over sophomore Max Bortenschlager.
Hill played beyond his years as
Maryland pulled away in the
fourth quarter, after he was
flagged for a delay-of-game penalty that forced his team into a
third-and-19 situation. The rookie
responded with a 40-yard throw
to junior wide receiver D.J. Moore
to set up a red-zone opportunity.
Hill topped it off by using his
6-foot-2, 232-pound frame to barrel into the end zone for a threeyard touchdown run.
“There wasn’t an ounce of
doubt. I mean, that’s how he’s been
since the day he got here,” Durkin
said after the win. “It’s just him.
He’s got that way about him, he’s
got that ‘it’ factor about him, for
sure.”
While Maryland’s staff is more
than confident in Hill’s ability to
carry a talented offense the rest of
the season, it will also be imperative to preserve his health.
The position’s depth is dangerously thin with the loss of Pigrome
and the uncertain status of junior
Caleb Henderson, who injured his
right foot last spring and didn’t
enter fall camp fully healthy. Henderson was limited and wore a
boot for the late stages of camp,
although Durkin said recently
that the North Carolina transfer
would be back in the fold soon.
While Bortenschlager is a sturdy backup option to Hill, the position’s depth is rounded out by
redshirt sophomore Ryan Brand,
a former Air Force signee who
played last season at a junior college in California.
The most promising news to
come out of the pool of injuries
was the progress of Richardson,
who was down on the field for
several minutes after making a
tackle in the third quarter. He was
eventually carted off the field and
taken to a hospital, where he was
responsive and moving. Durkin
said Tuesday that Richardson is in
concussion protocol and is listed
as day-to-day.
Aniebonam came into his own
as a “Buck” linebacker last season
with nine sacks and 14 tackles for
losses. His absence will give more
reps to redshirt junior Melvin
Keihn and freshman Bryce Brand,
who recorded his first career sack
against the Longhorns.
“He’s a dynamic pass rusher . . .
that’s a hard one. To see the disappointment on his face, those are
hard moments as a coach. You feel
for guys,” Durkin said of Aniebonam. “Unfortunately, injuries are
part of our game and they happen.”
roman.stubbs@washpost.com
SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
BARRY SVRLUGA
Terrapins hanging their hopes on Hill
SVRLUGA FROM D1
R OMAN S TUBBS
Maryland sophomore quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome will miss the
remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday’s 51-41 upset win over Texas,
Coach DJ Durkin said Tuesday.
While the win over the Longhorns, Maryland’s first over a
ranked team in seven years,
served as a potential springboard
to a promising season in College
Park, it came at a heavy price.
The loss of Pigrome thrusts the
quarterback situation back into a
state of flux — the Terrapins will
start true freshman Kasim Hill on
Saturday in the home opener
against Towson.
The team’s upstart defense also
suffered injuries in Austin.
Senior linebacker Jesse Aniebonam, the Terrapins’ best pass
rusher, will miss several months
with a fractured ankle, Durkin
said, while sophomore cornerback Antwaine Richardson is out
for an undisclosed amount of time
after suffering a head injury.
Pigrome is expected to have
surgery later this week; Aniebonam was scheduled to undergo
surgery Tuesday.
Although Pigrome likely will be
able to attain a medical redshirt to
preserve a year of eligibility, his
injury sets back a career that
looked ready to take off through
the first three quarters against
Texas. Pigrome completed 9 of 12
passes for 175 yards and two
touchdowns; he also ran 11 times
for 66 yards and another touchdown.
The final carry, a four-yard
scamper deep in Texas territory on
the final play of the third quarter,
proved costly. Pigrome came up
limping and was eventually
helped off the field by trainers.
“Very tough for him and for our
program. I’ll tell you what, I was
proud of him how he played, how
he competed,” Durkin said of
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M2
every week until the fall of
2020. There is tragedy and
sorrow in the loss of Pigrome,
the sophomore who won the job
in camp and helped Maryland
build its shocking lead against
the Longhorns, and Coach DJ
Durkin rightly lamented the
injury when he announced it
Tuesday.
The Terrapins, though, have
no choice but to treat this as an
opportunity. Hill could well
have beaten Pigrome out for the
starting job in camp; the battle
was that close. That he gets it
because of injury is academic.
There aren’t people in the
football offices in College Park,
and there aren’t people who
know Hill, who believe this task
will overwhelm him. That
moment in the Texas game, it’s
just too big for a regular kid
who had never so much as laced
up the cleats on game day. Hill
might not be regular.
“He was smiling when he
went in the game,” Durkin said.
Now, let’s be honest. We’re a
lot closer to Labor Day than we
are to Halloween, and drawing
conclusions about the college
football season when the
September calendar still reads
in the single digits is folly. We
know that, on Saturday,
Maryland was better than
Texas, and not many people
expected that. But we don’t yet
know who or what Texas is, and
we don’t know how Maryland
will respond to what is, without
question, the biggest victory of
Durkin’s brief tenure in College
Park, and we don’t have a full
picture of Hill, who — even with
the moxie he showed in Austin
— has still only thrown three
college passes.
What we do know: He
completed all three throws.
Plus, add the following: that
Hill was a consensus four-star
recruit coming into Durkin’s
program; that physically, at 6
feet 2 and 236 pounds, he looks
the part; that every time he had
the opportunity to watch a
Maryland practice before he
TIM WARNER/GETTY IMAGES
Maryland freshman Kasim Hill,
above, steps in at quarterback
after Tyrrell Pigrome’s knee
injury. Hill was in the running
for the starting job in camp.
enrolled he did, studying the
quarterbacks rather than idly
passing the time; and that when
he got into the Texas game, he
calmly and maturely stared at a
third and 19, with the game in
danger, and completed a 40yard pass that was followed, a
play later, by his own scoring
run.
This all helped Durkin
evaluate everything about his
program at the dawn of his
second season: The coach
thought his team was ready for
a moment — for a series of
moments — like it faced at
Texas. Saturday confirmed it.
He thought Hill, if he were
needed, was ready for those
same instances. Saturday
confirmed it.
“I think it’s easy — when you
watch physically, just look at his
stature, how he runs, how he
throws — [to say], ‘Okay, this
guy’s a really talented football
player,’ ” Durkin said. “But when
you get to know him through
the recruiting process, and
know what he’s all about, then
you really open your eyes
saying, ‘Wow, this guy’s
special.’ ”
(We could insert, here, a
snarky passage about how we
won’t really know Hill until he
tells his story to Maryland’s fan
base, but he can’t because
Durkin has a policy prohibiting
true freshmen from speaking
with the media. So we have to
take the word of others that Hill
is talented enough to run what
could be an explosive offense
and mature enough to lead an
entire program in his first year
in college. But why bring that
up?)
If Hill is, indeed, special, then
the Terps could be in a spot in
which they haven’t found
themselves for, oh, maybe 20
years. Only once in that time
has Maryland had the same
quarterback lead the team in
passing yards for three
consecutive seasons. Terps fans
are more familiar with chaos —
remember 2012, when they lost
four quarterbacks to seasonending injuries? — than they
are consistency. If Hill can
bottle the I-got-this demeanor
he showed when he first
entered the huddle, then maybe,
just maybe, the Terps can
escape the weekly “who’s-thestarter” mayhem and develop
an offense around him.
“He’s grounded,” Casamento
said. “He’s going to be fine.
People don’t need to panic just
because there’s a freshman in
there. He understands what’s
right and what’s wrong, and he
was taught to not make a big
deal out of the individual
success kind of thing. You
watch: He’ll bring Maryland a
lot of success.”
Because Hill handled his first
moment on a college football
field as he did — owning it —
there will be more people
watching in weeks to come. Not
against Towson. Not even
against UCF. But what
Maryland has, even in this
infant stage of the season, is a
victory it can build on. What the
Terrapins believe is they have a
quarterback around which they
can build, too.
barry.svrluga@washpost.com
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SOCCER ROUNDUP
Spain rips Liechtenstein, Italy nips Israel; South Korea, Saudi Arabia qualify
A SSOCIATED PRESS
Visiting Spain cruised to an 8-0
win over last-place Liechtenstein
in Vaduz to stay in control of
Group G in European qualifying
for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.
Alvaro Morata and Iago Aspas
each scored two goals as Spain
guaranteed at least second place
in the group and repeated its 8-0
win over Liechtenstein last year.
Spain’s last loss in World Cup
qualifying was in November 1993.
Elsewhere in Group G, Italy all
but secured a playoff place after
laboring to a 1-0 victory over visiting Israel in Reggio Emilia.
Ciro Immobile scored the only
goal in the 53rd minute in a listless
performance by the home side,
which was jeered off the pitch at
halftime.
Italy remained second, three
points behind Spain.
Elsewhere, a goal from Aleksandar Kolarov guided 10-man Serbia
to a 1-0 win over Ireland, putting
the Balkan nation on the verge of a
place at next year’s World Cup.
The win in Dublin leaves Serbia
top of Group D, four points clear of
Wales with two games remaining.
Unless Serbia slips up, Wales
and third-place Ireland face a
tough fight for a playoff place after
the Welsh earned a 2-0 win over
tenacious Moldova. In another
Group D match, visiting Georgia
earned a 1-1 draw with Austria.
Kolarov ran onto a pass from
Filip Kostic in the 55th minute
and unleashed a fierce shot.
Serbia was reduced to 10 men
after defender Nikola Maksimovic
fouled Daryl Murphy in the 68th
minute.
In Eskisehir, Turkey, Cenk Tosun scored a second-half goal to
lead the hosts to a 1-0 win over
Croatia that blew Group I wide
open in European qualifying.
The top four teams are separated by just two points with two
games left.
Group leader Croatia and Iceland have 16 points each, while
Turkey and Ukraine are both just
two points behind.
Tosun slammed the ball home
in the 75th minute after Croatia
goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was
unable to hold on to a fierce drive
by Oguzhan Ozyakyup.
Iceland notched a 2-0 win over
Ukraine, and Finland beat Kosovo, 1-0.
Two qualify from Asia
South Korea and Saudi Arabia
qualified for next year’s World Cup
in Russia, while Syria kept alive its
dream of playing on soccer’s biggest stage for the first time.
Australia, the reigning Asian
champion, will face Syria in a playoff to stay in contention for a
World Cup place after both teams
missed the chance to seal auto-
Wood’s goal
helps U.S.
salvage point
vs. Honduras
SOCCER FROM D1
even with Honduras (2-3-3, nine)
for third place in a six-nation pod
that offers three automatic
berths in Russia. But they hold
the first tiebreaker (goal differential) by a wide margin.
Panama (2-2-4, 10 points)
dropped the United States into
fourth place late Tuesday with a
3-0 win against last-place Trinidad and Tobago (1-7-0, three). But
the Americans could retake third
place Oct. 6 by defeating Panama
in Orlando. They’ll close the
schedule Oct. 10 at Trinidad and
Tobago.
“The door to Russia, there’s not
even a crack open right now,”
Arena warned. “There’s a lot of
work to be done to get to Russia.”
Mexico (18 points) qualified
last week and Costa Rica (15) is
on the verge of securing passage.
The teams drew, 1-1, on Tuesday
night.
With Trinidad and Tobago all
but eliminated, the United
States, Honduras and Panama
are in the hunt for the third slot.
The fourth-place finisher will advance to a two-leg playoff against
Australia or Syria in November.
To remain in good, if not great,
position to claim third place, the
Americans needed to overcome
extreme heat — between air tem-
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Honduras’s Henry Figueroa, left, and Clint Dempsey of the United States battle for possession.
perature and humidity, it felt like
107 degrees at kickoff — and a
Honduran side that went ahead
in the 27th minute on Romell
Quioto’s goal.
The Houston Dynamo attacker
collected a through ball from
unpressured playmaker Alexander Lopez in a narrow channel
between defenders Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi.
Gonzalez’s slide briefly disrupted the run, but Quioto gathered the ball before Matt Besler
could cover the exposed ground
and fired a 10-yard shot that
kissed the far post and caromed
into the net.
The eruption of sound and
celebration might have been
heard on the Caribbean coast an
hour away.
With a wave of energy sweeping through the raucous arena,
Honduras rode the momentum
to three additional quality opportunities. The Americans labored,
matic qualification, as the group
stages of Asian qualifying drew to
a close.
In Group B, Australia beat Thailand, 2-1. That left Saudi Arabia
needing to win by just one goal
against visiting Japan. Fahad Al
Muwallad obliged with a strike
into the top-right corner in the
63rd minute to hand the Saudis a
1-0 win and their first World Cup
appearance since 2006.
The final whistle started the
celebration in Jeddah.
In Group A, South Korea drew,
0-0, with Uzbekistan to claim an
automatic spot ahead of Syria,
continuing the South Koreans’
Asian record of appearing at nine
consecutive World Cups.
Visiting Syria would have qualified for its first World Cup with a
win at Iran, which had already
qualified as group winner. But the
match ended in a 2-2 draw.
Tamer Mohamed’s 13th-minute
header put the Syrians ahead, but
Sardar Azmoun pulled Iran level
in first-half stoppage time. Azmoun struck again from close
range in the 64th minute, but Syria made it 2-2 in stoppage time on
Omar Al Soma’s goal.
The winner of next month’s
two-legged playoff between Syria
and Australia will face a team
from the CONCACAF confederation covering North and Central
America, and the Caribbean for a
World Cup spot.
their energy sapped by the overheated conditions.
“The players were dead on
their feet,” Arena said. “We just
had to battle and create chances.”
With the Americans committing additional players forward,
Honduras squandered several
opportunities to put the result
out of reach with a second goal.
“The mentality of this team, no
one was nervous,” forward Jordan Morris said, “we really felt
we were going to score a goal.”
It came just in time. Honduran
goalkeeper Luis Lopez made an
extraordinary save on Kellyn
Acosta’s 25-yard free kick labeled
for the top right corner.
The ball floated to the other
side, where Besler’s flying kick
kept the sequence alive. Morris
nodded it to the six-yard box,
where Wood, 24, settled the ball
with his chest and stabbed it into
the net for his ninth international goal.
“That’s my job,” said Wood,
who started in the 2-0 defeat to
Costa Rica on Friday and entered
this match in the 73rd minute.
“Coming in as a sub, you always
want to change the game in some
way.”
He did. And in doing so, the
Americans are feeling a lot better
about their World Cup chances
than they did earlier in the brutally hot day.
“This is what qualifying is all
about,” captain Michael Bradley
said. “There are so many days
when it’s not pretty. Honestly, in a
lot of moments it has nothing to
do with football. It’s about finding a way to survive and having a
group that can hold up in the
toughest moments.”
HIGH SCHOOLS
steven.goff@washpost.com
THE TOP 10
Boys’ soccer
DeMatha forward Justin Gielen, who committed to
Maryland in May, started his senior season with a pair of
goals in a 2-1 victory over Churchill on Friday. . . .
Severna Park midfielder Drew Belhoff scored and
goalkeeper Sam Farrell made five saves in a 1-0 win over
Gonzaga on Saturday. The seniors are looking to lead the
Falcons back to the Maryland 4A semifinals. . . . After
last year's undefeated season was spoiled by Severna
Park in the Maryland 4A East final, Leonardtown is back
with eight senior players who have been starting since
they were sophomores. . . . DeMatha and Gonzaga have
split the past 18 WCAC soccer championships. O'Connell
and its Division I-caliber senior defenders Alexander
Abril and Jason Nunez are hoping to change that this fall.
. . . Last season, forward Silas Baker posted 10 goals and
13 assists for Anne Arundel County champion Meade.
Coach Michael Banach, who led the Mustangs to the
2015 state final, is back after a year away from the
program.
Records from last season
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Team
DeMatha
Severna Park
Mount Hebron
Watkins Mill
Leonardtown
Whitman
O'Connell
Meade
River Hill
Walter Johnson
Record
15-5-1
15-3-1
16-2
14-2
15-1
14-3
10-3-6
13-2-2
10-5-1
19-1
THE TOP 10
Girls’ soccer
Spalding, last year’s nationally ranked IAAM champion,
lost two standout seniors in Allie Brimmer and Emily
Roberts but should once again be among the top teams in
the area. . . . St. John's was the 2016 WCAC runner-up,
boosted by an exciting group of youngsters. These players, including sisters and All-Met selections Maliah and
Makenna Morris, return with added experience. . . . Walter Johnson, the reigning Maryland 4A state champion,
lost nine seniors, including All-Met Player of the Year
Cammie Murtha. But a talented group of returners should
help Walter Johnson retain its edge under new Coach Josh
Kinnetz. . . . Coming off a state semifinal finish last year,
South River will look to senior midfielder Shannon Parness to create chances this season. . . . Montgomery
County powerhouse Churchill bowed out earlier than
expected last year but has plenty of positives to build
upon. . . . Northern cruised to an undefeated regular
season last year and reached the Maryland 3A final under
All-Met Coach of the Year John Battle.
Records from last season
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Team
Spalding
St. John's
Walter Johnson
Paul VI
South River
River Hill
Good Counsel
Churchill
Northern
Northwest
Record
12-2-3
12-2-1
18-1
13-1
15-3-1
14-3-2
12-6-2
10-2-2
15-2-1
15-2-1
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
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F O O TB A L L
NFL
SOCCER
MLS
Tennessee 42,
Georgia Tech 41 (2OT)
WEEK 1
THURSDAY’S GAME
Kansas City at New England (-9), 8:30
SUNDAY’S GAMES
Philadelphia at Washington (PK), 1
Baltimore at Cincinnati (-3), 1
Tampa Bay (-2 1/2) at Miami, 1
Oakland at Tennessee (-2), 1
Arizona (-1 1/2) at Detroit, 1
Atlanta (-7) at Chicago, 1
Pittsburgh (-9) at Cleveland, 1
Jacksonville at Houston (-5 1/2), 1
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo (-9 1/2), 1
Indianapolis at L.A. Rams (-3 1/2), 4:05
Seattle at Green Bay (-3), 4:25
Carolina (-5 1/2) at San Francisco, 4:25
N.Y. Giants at Dallas(-3 1/2), 8:30
MONDAY’S GAMES
New Orleans at Minnesota (-3 1/2), 7:10
L.A. Chargers at Denve (-3 1/2)r, 10:20
WEEK 2
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14
Houston at Cincinnati, 8:25
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Washington at L.A. Rams, 4:25
Cleveland at Baltimore, 1
Philadelphia at Kansas City, 1
Arizona at Indianapolis, 1
Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 1
New England at New Orleans, 1
Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1
Buffalo at Carolina, 1
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1
N.Y. Jets at Oakland, 4:05
Miami at L.A. Chargers, 4:05
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25
Dallas at Denver, 4:25
Green Bay at Atlanta, 8:30
MONDAY, SEPT. 18
Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 8:30
Inury report
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ENGLAND
Chiefs: LIMITED: G Parker Ehringer (knee), TE Travis
Kelce (calf), S Ron Parker (ankle), LB Reggie Ragland.
FULL: DT Bennie Logan (knee), CB Terrance Mitchell
(knee), PK Cairo Santos (right groin). Patriots: DNP: DT
Vincent Valentine (knee). LIMITED: DL Adam Butler
(knee), DB Nate Ebner (shoulder), OT Cameron Fleming
(ankle), LB Harvey Langi (concussion), WR Malcolm
Mitchell (knee), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring).
NCAA
MONDAY’S RESULT
SOUTH
Tennessee 42, Georgia Tech 41, 2OT
THURSDAY‘S GAMES
SOUTH
West Alabama (1-0) at Samford (1-0), 7
SOUTHWEST
Sam Houston St. (1-0) at Prairie View (0-0), 7:30
Houston Baptist (0-1) at Texas Southern (0-1), 8:30
FAR WEST
Idaho St. (1-0) at Utah St. (0-1), 8
FRIDAY‘S GAMES
SOUTH
Memphis (1-0) at UCF (1-0), 6:30
Delaware St. (0-1) vs. Hampton (0-1) at Washington, 7
Oklahoma St. (1-0) at South Alabama (0-1), 8
MIDWEST
Ohio (1-0) at Purdue (0-1), 8
SATURDAY‘S GAMES
EAST
Buffalo (0-1) at Army (1-0), Noon
Holy Cross (0-1) at Bucknell (1-0), Noon
Fordham (0-1) at CCSU (0-1), Noon
Wagner (1-0) at St. Francis (Pa.) (1-0), Noon
South Florida (2-0) at UConn (1-0), Noon
East Carolina (0-1) at West Virginia (0-1), Noon
Wake Forest (1-0) at Boston College (1-0), 1
Richmond (0-1) at Colgate (1-0), 1
Stetson (0-1) at Marist (0-1), 1
Lehigh (0-1) at Monmouth (NJ) (1-0), 1
Stony Brook (0-1) at Rhode Island (1-0), 1
Bryant (1-0) at Maine (0-1), 3:30
Tulane (1-0) at Navy (1-0), 3:30
Pittsburgh (1-0) at Penn St. (1-0), 3:30
E. Michigan (1-0) at Rutgers (0-1), 3:30
Middle Tennessee (0-1) at Syracuse (1-0), 3:30
Villanova (1-0) at Temple (0-1), 3:30
Old Dominion (1-0) at U-Mass. (0-2), 3:30
Sacred Heart (1-0) at Lafayette (0-1), 6
SOUTH
Northwestern (1-0) at Duke (1-0), Noon
E. Kentucky (0-1) at Kentucky (1-0), Noon
Towson (1-0) at Maryland (1-0), Noon
UT Martin (1-0) at Mississippi (1-0), Noon
Louisville (1-0) at North Carolina (0-1), Noon
Jacksonville St. (1-0) at Georgia Tech (0-1), 12:30
Elon (0-1) at Furman (0-1), 1
Albany (NY) (0-1) at Morgan St. (0-1), 1
Catawba (1-0) at VMI (0-1), 1:30
Fresno St. (1-0) at Alabama (1-0), 3:30
Savannah St. (0-0) at Appalachian St. (0-1), 3:30
Indiana (0-1) at Virginia (1-0), 3:30
Delaware (1-0) at Virginia Tech (1-0), 3:30
Wofford (1-0) at Mercer (1-0), 4
Indiana St. (0-1) at Tennessee (1-0), 4
Alabama A&M (0-1) at Vanderbilt (1-0), 4
Georgetown (0-0) at Campbell (1-0), 6
New Hampshire (1-0) at Georgia Southern (0-1), 6
ETSU (1-0) at James Madison (1-0), 6
Morehead St. (1-0) at Liberty (1-0), 6
Mars Hill (1-0) at N.C. A&T (1-0), 6
Shaw (0-1) at N.C. Central (0-1), 6
Marshall (1-0) at N.C. State (0-1), 6
William & Mary (0-1) at Norfolk St. (0-1), 6
Charleston Southern (0-1) at S.C. State (0-1), 6
Presbyterian (0-1) at The Citadel (1-0), 6
Alabama St. (0-1) at Troy (0-1), 6
Davidson (1-0) at W. Carolina (0-1), 6
Auburn (1-0) at Clemson (1-0), 7
Louisiana-Monroe (0-1) at Florida St. (0-1), 7
Northwestern St. (0-1) at Grambling St. (0-1), 7
Tennessee Tech (0-1) at Kennesaw St. (0-1), 7
Florida Tech (1-0) at McNeese St. (0-1), 7
Cent. Arkansas (0-1) at Murray St. (1-0), 7
Southern U. (1-0) at Southern Miss. (0-1), 7
Jackson St. (0-1) vs. Tennessee St. (1-0) at Memphis, 7
Alcorn St. (1-0) at FIU (0-1), 7:30
N. Colorado (1-0) at Florida (0-1), 7:30
Chattanooga (0-1) at LSU (1-0), 7:30
Mississippi St. (1-0) at Louisiana Tech (1-0), 7:30
Bethune-Cookman (0-1) at SE Louisiana (0-1), 8
MIDWEST
Iowa (1-0) at Iowa St. (1-0), Noon
Charlotte (0-1) at Kansas St. (1-0), Noon
Cincinnati (1-0) at Michigan (1-0), Noon
FAU (0-1) at Wisconsin (1-0), Noon
SE Missouri (0-1) at Dayton (0-1), 1
Duquesne (0-1) at Valparaiso (0-1), 2
Robert Morris (1-0) at Youngstown St. (0-1), 2
UAB (1-0) at Ball St. (0-1), 3
Howard (1-0) at Kent St. (0-1), 3:30
Austin Peay (0-1) at Miami (Ohio) (0-1), 3:30
W. Michigan (0-1) at Michigan St. (1-0), 3:30
E. Illinois (1-0) at N. Illinois (0-1), 3:30
Cent. Michigan (0-1) at Kansas (1-0), 4
Cal Poly (0-2) at N. Iowa (0-1), 5
Missouri St. (0-1) at North Dakota (0-1), 5
South Dakota (1-0) at Bowling Green (0-1), 6
Butler (0-1) at Franklin (0-1), 6
Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-0) at Akron (0-1), 6:30
Southwestern (Kan.) (0-1) at Drake (0-1), 7
South Carolina (1-0) at Missouri (1-0), 7
MVSU (0-1) at S. Illinois (0-0), 7
Georgia (1-0) at Notre Dame (1-0), 7:30
Oklahoma (1-0) at Ohio St. (1-0), 7:30
W. Kentucky (1-0) at Illinois (1-0), 8
SOUTHWEST
TCU (1-0) at Arkansas (1-0), 3:30
Miami (1-0) at Arkansas St. (0-1), 3:30
San Jose St. (1-1) at Texas (0-1), 3:30
Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) at Tulsa (0-1), 4
North Texas (1-0) at SMU (1-0), 7
S. Utah (0-1) at Stephen F. Austin (0-1), 7
Nicholls (1-0) at Texas A&M (0-1), 7
UTSA (0-0) at Baylor (0-1), 8
Texas-Permian Basin (0-1) at Lamar (0-1), 8
Rice (0-1) at UTEP (0-1), 8
FAR WEST
Texas St. (1-0) at Colorado (1-0), 2
Abilene Christian (0-1) at Colorado St. (1-1), 3:30
Gardner-Webb (0-1) at Wyoming (0-1), 4
N. Dakota St. (1-0) at E. Washington (0-1), 4:05
Nebraska (1-0) at Oregon (1-0), 4:30
Weber St. (1-0) at California (1-0), 5
Hawaii (2-0) at UCLA (1-0), 5
UNLV (0-1) at Idaho (1-0), 7
W. Illinois (1-0) at N. Arizona (0-1), 7
Toledo (1-0) at Nevada (0-1), 7
S. Dakota St. (1-0) at Montana St. (0-1), 8
New Mexico St. (0-1) at New Mexico (1-0), 8
Montana (1-0) at Washington (1-0), 8
Stanford (1-0) at Southern Cal (1-0), 8:30
Incarnate Word (0-1) at Sacramento St. (0-1), 9
San Diego (1-0) at UC Davis (0-1), 9
Minnesota (1-0) at Oregon St. (1-1), 10
Utah (1-0) at BYU (1-1), 10:15
Houston (0-0) at Arizona (1-0), 10:30
Boise St. (1-0) at Washington St. (1-0), 10:30
San Diego St. (1-0) at Arizona St. (1-0), 11
LOCAL GOLF
CROSS CREEK
Jerry Moxley won the first flight match with a net of
61. Jim Rymer won the second flight with a net of 65.
Rymer was also closest the the pin was.
PAINT BRANCH
Mike Stewart won first place net in the Senior Men’s
League event with a 28. Rodney Jones finished second
with a 29. Roger Leake placed third with a 29.
Late Monday
TENNESSEE .................. 0
GEORGIA TECH ............. 7
7
7
7 14
7 7
7
7
7 — 42
6 — 41
GT: T.Marshall 1 run (S.Davis kick), :06 first.
TEN: J.Kelly 1 run (Medley kick), 8:11 second.
GT: Benson 1 run (S.Davis kick), 1:11 second.
GT: T.Marshall 1 run (S.Davis kick), :06 third.
TEN: Callaway 10 pass from Dormady (Medley kick), :42 third.
GT: T.Marshall 6 run (S.Davis kick), 13:08 fourth.
TEN: Callaway 50 pass from Dormady (Medley kick),
11:49 fourth.
TEN: J.Kelly 11 run (Medley kick), 1:29 fourth.
GT: T.Marshall 1 run (S.Davis kick), :00
TEN: J.Kelly 1 run (Medley kick), :00
TEN: J.Kelly 2 run (Medley kick), :00
GT: T.Marshall 13 run (pass failed), :00
A: 75,107.
TENNESSEE GEORGIA TECH
First Downs ..................................... 19
34
Rushes-Yards ........................... 22-148
86-535
Passing .......................................... 221
120
Comp-Att-Int .......................... 20-37-0
5-10-0
Return Yards .................................. 109
37
Punts-Avg. ............................... 6-45.83
3-46.0
Fumbles-Lost .................................. 0-0
3-2
Penalties-Yards ............................ 2-20
4-37
Time Of Possession .................... 18:33
41:27
RUSHING
Tennessee: J.Kelly 19-128, Dormady 2-13, Chandler 1-7.
Georgia Tech: T.Marshall 44-249, Benson 26-124, Cottrell 6-79, Green 1-36, Searcy 6-34, Weimerskirch 2-10,
M.Jordan 1-3.
PASSING
Tennessee: Dormady 20-37-0-221. Georgia Tech: M.Jordan 0-1-0-0, T.Marshall 5-9-0-120.
United States 1, Honduras 1
WNBA Playoffs
MLB calendar
L
3
7
9
12
10
8
10
12
12
12
15
T PTS
8
56
5
47
5
44
3
42
4
40
6
36
6
36
5
32
7
31
7
31
4
28
GF
55
48
48
42
40
44
42
43
36
27
22
GA
26
35
36
42
35
32
42
41
38
43
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AT SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS
FIRST ROUND
WESTERN
W
Seattle ...........................11
Portland .........................11
Sporting KC ....................10
Houston .........................10
Vancouver ......................11
Dallas ...............................9
San Jose .........................10
Real Salt Lake ................10
Los Angeles .....................7
Minnesota United ............7
Colorado ...........................6
L
7
9
5
8
9
7
11
13
14
14
16
T PTS
9
42
8
41
10
40
8
38
5
38
10
37
6
36
5
35
5
26
4
25
4
22
GF
41
48
31
46
37
39
31
40
35
32
24
GA
34
45
19
37
35
35
44
48
47
52
41
LINEUPS
Oct. 3-4: Wild-card games.
Oct. 5: Division Series start.
Oct. 13: League Championship Series start.
Oct. 24: World Series starts.
November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying
offers to their eligible former players who became free
agents, fifth day after World Series.
November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept
qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series.
Nov. 13-16: General managers’ meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 15-16: Owners’ meetings, Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 10: Hall of Fame Modern Baseball committee vote
announced, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 11-14: Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
NWSL
Alabama (60)
Ohio State (1)
Clemson
Penn State
Oklahoma
Southern California
Washington
Michigan
Wisconsin
Florida State
Oklahoma State
LSU
Auburn
Stanford
Georgia
Miami (Fla.)
Louisville
Virginia Tech
Kansas State
Washington State
South Florida
Florida
TCU
Notre Dame
Tennessee
PVS
1
2
5
6
7
4
8
11
9
3
10
13
12
14
15
18
16
21
20
24
19
17
NR
NR
25
Others receiving votes: Utah 96, UCLA 82, West Virginia
70, Colorado 65, Maryland 45, Oregon 44, South Carolina
44, Boise St. 22, Northwestern 20, Houston 14, San
Diego St. 11, Texas Tech 4, Kentucky 4, Iowa 3, California
2, Navy 1, Vanderbilt 1, Pittsburgh 1, Mississippi St. 1,
Nebraska 1, Michigan St. 1
COACHES POLL
The Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Tuesday, total points
based on 25 points for first place through one point for
25th, and previous ranking:
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25.
Alabama (60)
Ohio State (2)
Clemson (3)
Penn State
Southern California
Oklahoma
Washington
Michigan
Florida State
Oklahoma State
Wisconsin
LSU
Auburn
Stanford
Georgia
Louisville
Miami (Fla.)
Virginia Tech
Kansas State
South Florida
Tennessee
Washington State
Utah
Florida
Notre Dame
PGA Tour
Orlando City at D.C. United, 7
New York at Chicago, 4
San Jose at Toronto FC, 5
Portland at New York City FC, 5:30
Montreal at New England, 7:30
Philadelphia at Minnesota United, 8
Colorado at Houston, 8:30
Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 10
AP TOP 25
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GOLF
SATURDAY’S MATCHES
RECORD
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
0-1
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
2-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
0-1
1-0
PTS
1619
1526
1466
1343
1338
1274
1202
1105
1044
1020
963
941
863
839
767
574
549
502
434
257
197
192
185
179
116
PVS
1
2
5
6
4
8
7
9
3
11
10
12
13
14
15
17
18
22
19
21
24
NR
25
16
NR
Others receiving votes: TCU 80, Colorado 78, Maryland
60, West Virginia 56, UCLA 47, Oregon 42, Arkansas 37,
Boise State 36, Nebraska 30, Mississippi State 28,
Memphis 21, Pittsburgh 19, Northwestern 15, San Diego
State 12, North Carolina State 9, Iowa 8, South Carolina
8, Kentucky 6, Minnesota 6, California 5, Navy 5,
Syracuse 4, Arizona 3, Central Florida 3, Houston 3,
Texas 3, Vanderbilt 3, Army 2, Georgia Tech 1.
TR A N S A C TI O N S
MLB
Baltimore Orioles: Assigned RHPs Tyler Wilson and
Logan Verrett outright to Norfolk (IL).
Chicago White Sox: Requested waivers on LHP Derek
Holland for the purpose of granting his unconditional
release. Reinstated INF Yoan Moncada from the 10-day
DL. Selected the contract of LHP Jace Fry from Birmingham (SL).
Houston Astros: Sent C Evan Gattis to Quad Cities
(MWL) for a rehab assignment.
New York Yankees: Recalled IB Tyler Austin from
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
Oakland Athletics: Transferred RHP Paul Blackburn to
the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Daniel Mengden, INF Joey
Wendle and OF Renato Nunez from Nashville (PCL).
Selected the contract of RHP Raul Alcantara from
Nashville.
Seattle Mariners: Placed RHP Evan Scribner on waivers
for the purpose of granting him his unconditional
release. Recalled INF Daniel Vogelbach from Tacoma
(PCL).
Tampa Bay Rays: Assigned LHP Adam Kolarek outright
to Durham. Selected the contract of 3B Trevor Plouffe
from Durham (IL).
Texas Rangers: Assigned RHP Jhan Marinez outright to
Round Rock (PCL). Recalled 2B Phil Gosselin from Round
Rock and OF Jared Hoying and LHP Yohander Mendez
from Frisco (TL).
Atlanta Braves: Reinstated 3Bs Adonis Garcia and Johan
Camargo from the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Micah
Johnson from Gwinnett (IL). Selected the contract of
LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnett (IL). Transferred OF
Danny Santana to the 60-day DL.
Chicago Cubs: Selected the contract of C Taylor Davis
from Iowa (PCL).
Colorado Rockies: Recalled RHP Shane Carle from
Albuquerque (PCL).
Los Angeles Dodgers: Transferred RHP Brandon McCarthy to the 60-day DL. Sent LHP Scott Kazmir to Rancho
Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. Recalled OFs
Joc Pederson and Trayce Thompson from Oklahoma City
(PCL).
Miami Marlins: Reinstated LHP Wei-Yin Chen from the
10-day DL.
Milwaukee Brewers: Designated RHP Aaron Brooks for
assignment. Selected the contract of OF Quintin Berry
from Colorado Springs (PCL).
Philadelphia Phillies: Placed OF Pedro Florimon on the
60-day DL. Recalled OF Aaron Altherr from the 10-day
DL. Selected the contract of SS J.P. Crawford from
Lehigh Valley (IL).
Pittsburgh Pirates: Extended the contracts of executive
vice president/general manager Neal Huntington and
manager Clint Hurdle for four years.
San Francisco Giants: Selected the contract of RHP
Roberto Gomez from Sacramento (PCL). Recalled RHP
Reyes Moronta from Sacramento. Activated OF Austin
Slater from the 10-day DL. Designated OF Carlos
Moncrief for assignment.
St. Louis Cardinals: Recalled INF Breyvic Valera from
Memphis (PCL).
NBA
Miami Heat: Signed G Larry Drew II.
NFL
NFL: Named James Trapp executive director of the NFL
Legends Community. Announced Dallas RB Ezekiel
Elliott’s six-game suspension was upheld.
Arizona Cardinals: Agreed to terms with G Alex Boone on
a one-year contract.
Atlanta Falcons: Signed LB Jordan Tripp. Signed G Jamil
Douglas to the practice squad.
Buffalo Bills: Placed QB T.J. Yates on injured reserve.
Released DT Deandre Coleman.
Cleveland Browns: Signed WR Rashard Higgins and DBs
Darius Hillary and Kai Nacua to the practice squad.
Dallas Cowboys: Released WR Brian Brown from the
practice squad. Signed QB Kellen Moore. Signed LB Mark
Nzeocha to the practice squad.
Detroit Lions: Waived/injured DB Tramain Jacobs.
Green Bay Packers: Signed DT Quinton Dial. Released DT
Christian Ringo.
New England Patriots: Signed G Willie Beavers to the
practice squad. Released LB Trevor Bates from the
practice squad.
New York Jets: Signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a one-year
contract. Waived FB Julian Howsare.
Oakland Raiders: Placed OL Denver Kirkland and S Obi
Melifonwu on injured reserve. Signed S Erik Harrisand
LB Xavier Woodson-Luster.
Tennessee Titans: Signed CB Kenneth Durden to the
practice squad.
Washington Redskins: Waived/injured WR Levern Jacobs. Signed RB Chris Thompson to a contract extension.
W
North Carolina .................14
Portland ...........................12
Orlando ............................10
Chicago ............................10
Seattle ...............................8
Sky Blue FC........................9
Kansas City........................7
Houston .............................7
Boston ...............................3
Washington .......................4
L
6
5
6
6
7
10
9
11
11
13
T
0
4
5
5
6
2
5
2
7
4
FEDEX CUP LEADERS
GF
30
33
41
29
39
36
27
20
18
26
GA
18
19
28
25
33
45
30
30
30
41
SUNDAY'S RESULTS
at FC Kansas City 4, Sky Blue FC 1
at Chicago 2, North Carolina 1
Seattle 1, at Houston 0
SATURDAY'S MATCHES
Chicago at FC Kansas City, 3:30
Seattle at Orlando, 7:30
Houston at North Carolina, 7:30
SUNDAY’S MATCHES
Washington at Sky Blue FC, 6
Portland at Boston, 6
U.S. men’s national team
(WON 9, LOST 1, TIED 5)
Sunday, Jan. 29: United States 0, Serbia 0
Friday, Feb. 3: United States 1, Jamaica 0
q-Friday, March 24: United States 6, Honduras 0
q-Tuesday, March 28: Panama 1, United States 1
Saturday, June 3: United States 1, Venezuela 1
q-Thursday, June 8: United States 2, Trinidad and
Tobago 0
q-Sunday, June 11: United States 1, Mexico 1
Saturday, July 1: United States 2, Ghana 1
a-Saturday, July 8: United States 1, Panama 1
a-Wednesday, July 12: United States 3, Martinique 2
a-Saturday, July 15: United States 3, Nicaragua 0
a-Wednesday, July 19: United States 2, El Salvador 0
a-Saturday, July 22: United States 2, Costa Rica 0
a-Wednesday, July 26: United States 2, Jamaica 1
q-Friday, Sept. 1: Costa Rica 2, United States 0
q-Tuesday’s result: United States 1, Honduras 1
q-Friday, Oct. 6: vs. Panama at Orlando, Fla.
q-Tuesday, Oct. 10: vs. Trinidad and Tobago at Port-ofSpain, Trinidad
a-CONCACAF Gold Cup; q-World Cup qualifier
2018 World Cup qualifying
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND
CARIBBEAN
FINAL ROUND
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS
United States 1, Honduras 1
AT PANAMA CITY
Panama 3, Trinidad and Tobago 0
AT SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Costa Rica 1, Mexico 1
EUROPE
GROUP D
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT VIENNA
Austria 1, Georgia 1
AT DUBLIN
Ireland 0, Serbia 1
AT CHISINAU, MOLDOVA
Moldova 0, Wales 2
GROUP G
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY
Italy 1, Israel 0
AT VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN
Liechtenstein 0, Spain 8
AT MLADOST, BULGARIA
Macedonia 1, Albania 1
GROUP I
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Iceland 2, Ukraine 0
AT SHKODER, ALBANIA
Kosovo 0, Finland 1
AT ESKISEHIR, TURKEY
Turkey 1, Croatia 0
SOUTH AMERICA
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
Bolivia 1, Chile 0
AT BARRANQUILA, COLOMBIA
Colombia 1, Brazil 1
AT QUITO, ECUADOR
Peru 2, Ecuador 1
AT BUENOS AIRES
Venezuela 1, Argentina 1
AT ASUNCION, PARAGUAY
Uruguay 2, Paraguay 1
ASIA
THIRD ROUND
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT TEHRAN
Iran 2, Syria 2
AT DOHA, QATAR
Qatar 1, China 2
AT TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan 0, South Korea 0
GROUP B
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Australia 2, Thailand 1
AT TEHRAN
Iraq 1, United Arab Emirates 0
AT JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia 1, Japan 0
Points
1. Jordan Spieth............................5,071
2. Justin Thomas ..........................5,044
3. Dustin Johnson .........................4,650
4. Hideki Matsuyama....................3,021
5. Jon Rahm ..................................2,894
6. Rickie Fowler ............................2,217
7. Marc Leishman .........................2,084
8. Paul Casey.................................2,065
9. Brooks Koepka ..........................1,952
10. Pat Perez.................................1,894
11. Daniel Berger ..........................1,735
12. Charley Hoffman.....................1,729
13. Jhonattan Vegas.....................1,688
14. Kevin Kisner............................1,660
15. Brian Harman..........................1,572
16. Adam Hadwin .........................1,568
17. Justin Rose .............................1,534
18. Matt Kuchar............................1,531
19. Kyle Stanley............................1,467
20. Kevin Chappell ........................1,446
21. Webb Simpson........................1,422
22. Patrick Reed............................1,415
23. Russell Henley ........................1,314
24. Louis Oosthuizen ....................1,304
25. Jason Dufner...........................1,302
26. Henrik Stenson .......................1,275
27. Brendan Steele .......................1,247
28. Jason Day................................1,241
29. Gary Woodland .......................1,236
30. Bill Haas..................................1,236
31. Mackenzie Hughes..................1,212
32. Xander Schauffele ..................1,210
33. Hudson Swafford....................1,186
34. Sergio Garcia...........................1,161
35. Charles Howell III ...................1,120
36. Phil Mickelson.........................1,112
37. Wesley Bryan..........................1,080
38. Billy Horschel..........................1,068
39. Tony Finau ..............................1,061
40. Kevin Na..................................1,048
41. Patrick Cantlay .......................1,047
42. Francesco Molinari .................1,028
43. Charl Schwartzel........................966
44. Bryson DeChambeau .................936
45. Si Woo Kim ................................935
46. Chez Reavie................................932
47. Ian Poulter .................................927
48. Keegan Bradley..........................914
49. Martin Laird ...............................892
50. Ollie Schniederjans....................882
51. Rory McIlroy...............................881
52. Sung Kang..................................874
53. Lucas Glover ..............................866
54. Zach Johnson .............................860
55. Luke List ....................................854
56. Cameron Smith ..........................847
57. Stewart Cink ..............................843
58. Jamie Lovemark.........................839
59. Robert Streb ..............................836
60. Rafa Cabrera Bello .....................799
61. Scott Brown ...............................794
62. Emiliano Grillo ...........................791
63. Grayson Murray .........................785
64. James Hahn ...............................721
65. Sean O'Hair................................720
66. Kevin Tway ................................715
67. Ryan Moore................................703
68. Bud Cauley .................................701
69. Danny Lee ..................................697
70. Anirban Lahiri ............................689
Money
$8,870,845
$8,953,022
$8,510,193
$8,210,907
$5,510,748
$5,167,072
$4,139,141
$3,511,724
$5,140,991
$4,019,494
$4,049,411
$3,957,570
$2,786,100
$4,237,124
$4,209,220
$3,262,512
$3,239,058
$3,713,739
$3,214,068
$2,850,584
$2,765,146
$2,828,486
$2,878,464
$3,086,784
$3,126,504
$2,748,508
$2,878,220
$2,381,431
$2,747,913
$2,822,013
$2,326,678
$2,646,424
$2,211,090
$3,129,820
$2,588,445
$2,011,349
$2,478,076
$2,679,060
$2,276,442
$1,708,191
$1,648,882
$2,719,444
$2,095,223
$1,771,804
$2,661,839
$1,662,800
$2,063,346
$1,879,665
$1,730,831
$1,917,469
$2,410,844
$1,923,149
$1,799,416
$2,271,718
$1,721,969
$1,966,810
$1,403,110
$1,841,722
$1,568,127
$1,889,425
$1,657,074
$1,547,677
$1,447,466
$1,796,064
$1,782,606
$1,452,453
$1,660,601
$1,492,872
$1,611,331
$1,708,039
DID NOT ADVANCE TO BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
71. Russell Knox .............................. 687
72. Kelly Kraft.................................. 684
73. Brandt Snedeker........................ 663
74. Rod Pampling............................. 660
75. Bubba Watson ........................... 658
76. Graham DeLaet.......................... 650
77. Jason Kokrak ............................. 649
78. Patrick Rodgers ......................... 649
79. Adam Scott................................ 642
80. Branden Grace ........................... 640
81. Morgan Hoffmann ..................... 632
82. Jonas Blixt ................................. 631
83. Chad Campbell ........................... 630
84. Chris Stroud............................... 627
85. William McGirt .......................... 621
86. Kevin Streelman........................ 617
87. Cody Gribble............................... 614
88. C.T. Pan ...................................... 594
89. Whee Kim .................................. 583
90. Harold Varner III ........................ 574
91. Jim Herman ............................... 565
92. Chris Kirk ................................... 562
93. Nick Taylor................................. 554
94. David Lingmerth ........................ 546
95. J.B. Holmes................................ 543
96. Camilo Villegas .......................... 542
97. J.J. Spaun................................... 541
98. Scott Piercy ............................... 532
99. Patton Kizzire............................ 519
100. Michael Kim ............................. 483
$1,643,924
$1,638,045
$1,625,806
$1,539,422
$1,223,129
$1,603,666
$1,173,708
$1,346,322
$1,695,144
$1,315,054
$1,278,568
$1,408,288
$1,329,941
$1,308,445
$1,225,005
$1,313,327
$1,305,554
$1,267,649
$1,125,368
$918,779
$1,205,632
$1,216,047
$1,255,259
$1,070,754
$1,353,584
$971,420
$1,122,611
$1,317,452
$1,110,395
$1,018,204
DID NOT ADVANCE TO DELL TECHNOLOGIES
CHAMPIONSHIP
101. Scott Stallings......................... 482
102. Byeong Hun An ........................ 468
103. Martin Flores........................... 461
104. D.A. Points............................... 457
105. Luke Donald ............................. 456
106. Richy Werenski........................ 455
107. Ryan Blaum ............................. 451
108. Geoff Ogilvy............................. 450
109. Robert Garrigus ....................... 448
110. Seung-Yul Noh......................... 446
111. Jimmy Walker ......................... 439
112. Brian Gay ................................. 426
113. Brandon Hagy .......................... 419
114. Vaughn Taylor ......................... 413
115. Steve Stricker.......................... 410
116. Derek Fathauer........................ 408
117. Tyrone Van Aswegen .............. 407
118. Harris English .......................... 397
119. Dominic Bozzelli ...................... 394
120. Nick Watney ............................ 386
121. John Huh.................................. 382
122. Blayne Barber .......................... 381
123. Ben Martin............................... 378
124. Rory Sabbatini ......................... 375
125. J.J. Henry................................. 365
126. Zac Blair................................... 364
127. Shane Lowry ............................ 361
128. David Hearn ............................. 359
129. Sam Saunders.......................... 354
130. Seamus Power......................... 350
131. Daniel Summerhays ................ 348
132. J.T. Poston............................... 340
133. Cameron Tringale .................... 337
134. Ryan Palmer ............................ 336
135. Billy Hurley III.......................... 333
136. Graeme McDowell ................... 331
137. Trey Mullinax........................... 330
138. Aaron Baddeley ....................... 325
139. Ricky Barnes ............................ 324
140. Johnson Wagner...................... 321
141. Smylie Kaufman ...................... 316
142. Greg Owen ............................... 314
143. Chad Collins ............................. 305
144. Cameron Percy......................... 291
$955,337
$1,236,090
$830,057
$893,700
$958,850
$890,262
$962,768
$867,249
$880,905
$1,080,706
$1,101,162
$942,372
$861,227
$797,385
$1,002,036
$898,491
$806,410
$864,959
$868,519
$824,162
$767,575
$823,082
$850,319
$741,617
$734,874
$788,352
$831,411
$800,710
$678,117
$646,180
$826,124
$662,565
$792,814
$772,560
$719,579
$639,770
$758,141
$755,356
$697,624
$685,306
$784,758
$738,711
$693,743
$623,694
GROUP B
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT BLIDA, ALGERIA
Zambia 1, Algeria 0
GROUP C
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT BOUAKE, IVORY COAST
Ivory Coast 1, Gabon 2
AT BAMAKO, MALI
Mali 0, Morocco 0
GROUP D
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa 1, Cape Verde 2
AT OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso 2, Senegal 2
GROUP E
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Republic of Congo 1, Ghana 5
AT ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
Egypt 1, Uganda 0
OCEANIA
FOURTH ROUND
TUESDAY’S RESULTS
AT HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Solomon Islands 2, New Zealand 2, New Zealand
advances on 8-3 aggregate
WINNER ADVANCES
SUNDAY’S GAMES
TBD at Connecticut, 3
TBD at New York, 5
SEMIFINALS
2018
(x-if necessary)
MINNESOTA VS. TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 12: TBD at Minnesota, 8
Thursday, Sept. 14: TBD at Minnesota, 8
Sunday, Sept. 17: Minnesota at TBD, TBD
x-Tuesday, Sept. 19: Minnesota at TBD, TBD
x-Thursday, Sept. 21: TBD at Minnesota, TBD
LOS ANGELES VS. TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 12: TBD at Los Angeles, 10
Thursday, Sept. 14: TBD vs. Los Angeles at Long Beach,
Calif., 10
Sunday, Sept. 17: Los Angeles at TBD, TBD
x-Tuesday, Sept. 19: Los Angeles at TBD, TBD
x-Thursday, Sept. 21: TBD at Los Angeles, TBD
World Golf Ranking
Through Monday
1. Dustin Johnson .......................... USA
2. Jordan Spieth ............................. USA
3. Hideki Matsuyama......................JPN
4. Justin Thomas............................ USA
5. Jon Rahm.....................................ESP
6. Rory McIlroy................................ NIR
7. Henrik Stenson ......................... SWE
8. Sergio Garcia...............................ESP
9. Jason Day ................................... AUS
10. Rickie Fowler............................ USA
11. Brooks Koepka ......................... USA
12. Alex Noren .............................. SWE
13. Matt Kuchar ............................. USA
14. Paul Casey ................................ ENG
15. Justin Rose............................... ENG
16. Tommy Fleetwood ................... ENG
17. Francesco Molinari.....................ITA
18. Rafael Cabrera Bello .................ESP
19. Patrick Reed ............................. USA
20. Adam Scott .............................. AUS
21. Louis Oosthuizen ......................SAF
22. Charley Hoffman...................... USA
23. Marc Leishman......................... AUS
24. Daniel Berger ........................... USA
25. Kevin Kisner ............................. USA
26. Charl Schwartzel.......................SAF
27. Kevin Chappell.......................... USA
28. Brian Harman ........................... USA
29. Phil Mickelson .......................... USA
30. Tyrrell Hatton .......................... ENG
31. Thomas Pieters ......................... BEL
32. Jason Dufner ............................ USA
33. Bernd Wiesberger .................... AUT
34. Branden Grace...........................SAF
35. Pat Perez .................................. USA
36. Siwoo Kim ................................ KOR
37. Jhonattan Vegas...................... VEN
38. Brandt Snedeker ...................... USA
Jan. 12: Salary arbitration figures exchanged.
Jan. 29-Feb. 16: Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.
March 28 or 29: Opening day. Active rosters reduced to
25 players.
June TBA: Amateur draft.
June 15: International amater signing period closes.
July 2: International amateur signing period opens.
July 6: Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to
deadline.
July 10: All-Star Game, Washington.
July 29: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y
July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing
waivers.
Dec. 10-13: Winter meetings, Las Vegas.
AU TO R AC I NG
BEST OF FIVE
TBD
NASCAR Cup
POINTS LEADERS
WNBA LEADERS
Through Monday
Scoring
G
Griner, PHO....................... 26
Stewart, SEA.................... 33
Charles, NYL ..................... 34
Delle Donne, WAS ............ 25
Fowles, MIN ..................... 34
Ogwumike, LAS................ 34
Diggins-Smith, DAL ......... 34
Taurasi, PHO..................... 31
Loyd, SEA ......................... 34
Moore, MIN....................... 34
Parker, LAS....................... 33
Quigley, CHI...................... 31
Hayes, ATL ....................... 33
McBride, SAN ................... 30
Jones, CON ....................... 34
Dupree, IND ...................... 33
Johnson, DAL.................... 33
Thomas, CON.................... 33
Gray, LAS.......................... 34
Dolson, CHI ....................... 33
Thomas, CON.................... 32
Sykes, ATL........................ 34
Gray, DAL.......................... 34
Langhorne, SEA ................ 34
Williams, CON .................. 34
Prince, NYL ....................... 28
Toliver, WAS .................... 34
Wheeler, IND .................... 34
Zellous, NYL ..................... 34
Vandersloot, CHI .............. 27
Harrison, SAN................... 34
Augustus, MIN ................. 32
Currie, PHO ....................... 36
Clarendon, ATL ................. 34
Bird, SEA .......................... 30
Rodgers, NYL.................... 33
Williams, ATL................... 34
Christmas-Kelly, DAL....... 34
Mitchell, IND .................... 27
Brunson, MIN ................... 30
Sims, LAS ......................... 31
Pondexter, CHI ................. 29
January, IND ..................... 25
Breland, CHI...................... 34
FG
207
222
262
159
254
244
192
168
208
207
208
191
166
144
181
214
187
188
184
194
171
170
150
180
185
116
138
156
123
127
163
148
131
137
117
120
150
100
83
109
113
106
81
139
FT
155
163
123
142
136
134
195
124
132
109
96
50
158
124
135
67
98
114
81
60
57
94
106
61
36
72
52
38
135
31
61
33
89
80
24
44
54
126
94
64
62
58
58
37
Field Goals
FG
Fowles, MIN ...........................254
Langhorne, SEA ......................180
Griner, PHO.............................207
Ogwumike, LAS......................244
Dolson, CHI .............................194
Jones, CON .............................181
Clark, SEA...............................106
Vandersloot, CHI ....................127
Thomas, CON..........................188
Gray, LAS................................184
Quigley, CHI............................191
Augustus, MIN .......................148
Harrison, SAN.........................163
Dupree, IND ............................214
Delle Donne, WAS ..................159
Lavender, LAS ........................104
Williams, ATL.........................150
Meesseman, WAS..................135
Parker, LAS.............................208
Breland, CHI............................139
Stewart, SEA..........................222
Williams, CON ........................185
Johnson, DAL..........................187
Hamby, SAN ...........................100
Brunson, MIN .........................109
Sims, LAS ...............................113
Moore, MIN.............................207
Charles, NYL ...........................262
FGA
388
278
359
435
346
339
202
246
369
363
378
295
326
433
322
213
308
280
435
292
467
391
403
219
243
253
468
593
PTS AVG
569 21.9
656 19.9
671 19.7
493 19.7
644 18.9
640 18.8
628 18.5
556 17.9
602 17.7
588 17.3
557 16.9
509 16.4
538 16.3
461 15.4
522 15.4
495 15.0
493 14.9
490 14.8
502 14.8
479 14.5
453 14.2
471 13.9
441 13.0
422 12.4
418 12.3
337 12.0
404 11.9
400 11.8
397 11.7
311 11.5
388 11.4
348 10.9
390 10.8
365 10.7
317 10.6
347 10.5
354 10.4
352 10.4
277 10.3
305 10.2
299 9.6
279 9.6
238 9.5
323 9.5
PCT
.655
.647
.577
.561
.561
.534
.525
.516
.509
.507
.505
.502
.500
.494
.494
.488
.487
.482
.478
.476
.475
.473
.464
.457
.449
.447
.442
.442
TE NNI S
U.S. Open
At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
In New York
Purse: $50.4 million
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
MEN’S SINGLES — QUARTERFINAL
Pablo Carreno Busta (12), Spain, def. Diego Sebastian
Schwartzman (29), Argentina, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
WOMEN’S SINGLES — QUARTERFINAL
Venus Williams (9), United States, def. Petra Kvitova
(13), Czech Republic, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2); Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Anastasija Sevastova (16),
Latvia, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4).
MEN’S DOUBLES — QUARTERFINAL
Henri Kontinen, Finland and John Peers (1), Australia,
def. Nicholas Monroe, United States and John-Patrick
Smith, Australia, 6-3, 6-4; Horia Tecau, Romania and
Jean-Julien Rojer (12), Netherlands, def. Bruno Soares,
Brazil and Jamie Murray (4), Britain, 6-1, 6-2; Feliciano
Lopez, Spain and Marc Lopez (11), Spain, def. Robin
Haase, Netherlands and Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, 6-4, 7-5; Bob Bryan, United States and Mike Bryan
(5), United States, def. Julien Benneteau, France and
Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 6-3, 7-5.
WOMEN’S DOUBLES — QUARTERFINAL
Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova
(7), Czech Republic, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia and
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (14), Spain, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
MIXED DOUBLES — QUARTERFINAL
Martina Hingis, Switzerland and Jamie Murray (1),
Britain, def. Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia and Abigail
Spears, United States, 6-3, 2-6, 10-8; Horia Tecau,
Romania and CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, def.
Bruno Soares, Brazil and Timea Babos (4), Hungary, 4-6,
6-1, 10-8; Oliver Marach, Austria and Anastassia Rodionova, Australia, def. Marcin Matkowski, Poland and
Lucie Hradecka (8), Czech Republic, 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.
Wednesday’s schedule
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM
SINGLES
NOON
Karolina Pliskova (1), Czech Republic, vs. Coco
Vandeweghe (20), United States
Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, vs. Andrey Rublev, Russia
7:00 P.M.
Madison Keys (15), United States, vs. Kaia Kanepi,
Estonia
Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, vs. Juan Martin Del
Potro (24), Argentina
12.34
10.41
9.21
8.08
7.43
6.81
6.66
6.51
6.35
6.05
5.89
5.78
5.40
5.25
4.85
4.62
4.44
4.42
4.35
4.34
4.26
3.93
3.89
3.82
3.68
3.64
3.60
3.45
3.41
3.35
3.32
3.24
3.09
3.08
3.06
3.03
2.98
2.97
Through Sunday
1. Martin Truex Jr. ................................................ 1000
2. Kyle Busch .......................................................... 893
3. Kyle Larson ......................................................... 884
4. Kevin Harvick ...................................................... 867
5. Denny Hamlin ..................................................... 810
6. Brad Keselowski ................................................. 761
7. Chase Elliott ....................................................... 737
8. Matt Kenseth ..................................................... 735
9. Jamie McMurray ................................................. 734
10. Jimmie Johnson .................................................. 653
11. Clint Bowyer ....................................................... 643
12. Ryan Blaney ........................................................ 629
13. Kurt Busch .......................................................... 624
14. Erik Jones ........................................................... 611
15. Joey Logano ........................................................ 605
16. Ryan Newman ..................................................... 604
17. Daniel Suarez ...................................................... 538
18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ............................................ 536
19. Austin Dillon ....................................................... 473
20. Trevor Bayne ...................................................... 472
NASCAR Cup
SCHEDULE-WINNERS
Feb. 19: x-Advance Auto Parts Clash (Joey Logano)
Feb. 23: x-Can-Am Duel at Daytona 1 (Chase Elliott)
Feb. 23: x-Can-Am Duel at Daytona 2 (Denny Hamlin)
Feb. 26: Daytona 500 (Kurt Busch)
March 5: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Brad Keselowski)
March 12: Kobalt 400 (Martin Truex Jr.)
March 19: Camping World 500 (Ryan Newman)
March 26: Auto Club 400 (Kyle Larson)
April 2: STP 500 (Brad Keselowski)
April 9: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Jimmie Johnson)
April 24: Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson)
April 30: Toyota Owners 400 (Joey Logano)
May 7: GEICO 500 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)
May 13: Go Bowling 400 (Martin Truex Jr.)
May 20: x-Monster Energy Open (Daniel Suarez)
May 20: x-Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race (Kyle
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May 28: Coca-Cola 600 (Austin Dillon)
June 4: AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Jimmie Johnson)
June 11: Pocono 400 (Ryan Blaney)
June 18: FireKeepers Casino 400 (Kyle Larson)
June 25: Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Kevin Harvick)
July 1: Coke Zero 400 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)
July 8: Quaker State 400 (Martin Truex Jr.)
July 16: New Hampshire 301 (Denny Hamlin)
July 23: Brickyard 400 (Kasey Kahne)
July 30: Overton’s 400 (Kyle Busch)
Aug. 6: I Love New York 355 at The Glen (Martin Truex
Jr.)
Aug. 13: Pure Michigan 400 (Kyle Larson)
Aug. 19: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Kyle Busch)
Sept. 3: Bojangles’ Southern 500 (Denny Hamlin)
Sept. 9: Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va.
Sept. 17: Tales of the Turtles 400, Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 24: ISM Connect 300, Loudon, N.H.
Oct. 1: Delaware 400, Dover, Del.
Oct. 8: Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C.
Oct. 15: Alabama 500, Talladega, Ala.
Oct. 22: Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 29: Old Dominion 500, Martinsville, Va.
Nov. 5: AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 12: Can-Am 500, Avondale, Ariz.
Nov. 19: Ford Ecoboost 400, Homestead, Fla.
x-non-points race
NASCAR Xfinity Series
POINTS LEADERS
Through Saturday
1. Elliott Sadler ....................................................... 858
2. William Byron ..................................................... 767
3. Justin Allgaier .................................................... 739
4. Brennan Poole ..................................................... 674
5. Daniel Hemric ..................................................... 654
6. Cole Custer .......................................................... 590
7. Matt Tifft ............................................................ 558
8. Blake Koch .......................................................... 511
9. Michael Annett ................................................... 490
10. Ryan Reed ........................................................... 487
11. Brendan Gaughan ............................................... 487
12. Dakoda Armstrong ............................................. 467
13. Ross Chastain ..................................................... 432
14. JJ Yeley ............................................................... 429
15. Ryan Sieg ............................................................ 413
16. Brandon Jones .................................................... 388
17. Jeremy Clements ................................................ 375
18. Darrell Wallace Jr. .............................................. 321
19. Ben Kennedy ....................................................... 288
20. Tyler Reddick ...................................................... 287
NASCAR Xfinity Series
SCHEDULE-WINNERS
Feb. 25: PowerShares QQQ 300 (Ryan Reed)
March 4: Rinnai 250 (Kyle Busch)
March 11: Boyd Gaming 300 (Joey Logano)
March 18: DC Solar 200 (Justin Allgaier)
March 25: Service King 300 (Kyle Larson)
April 8: My Bariatric Solutions 300 (Erik Jones)
April 22: Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (Erik Jones)
April 29: ToyotaCare 250 (Kyle Larson)
May 6: Sparks Energy 300 (Aric Almirola)
May 27: Hisense 4k TV 300 (Ryan Blaney)
June 3: OneMain Financial 200 (Kyle Larson)
June 10: Pocono Green 250 (Brad Keselowski)
June 17: Irish Hills 250 (Denny Hamlin)
June 24: American Ethanol E15 250 (William Byron)
July 1: Subway Firecracker 250 (William Byron)
July 8: Alsco 300 (Kyle Busch)
July 15: New Hampshire 200 (Kyle Busch)
July 22: Lilly Diabetes 250 (William Byron)
July 29: US Cellular 250 (Ryan Preece)
Aug. 5: Zippo 200 at The Glen (Kyle Busch)
Aug. 12: Mid-Ohio Challenge (Sam Hornish Jr.)
Aug. 18: Food City 300 (Kyle Busch)
Aug. 27: Johnsonville 180 (Jeremy Clements)
Sept. 2: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 (Denny Hamlin)
Sept. 8: Virginia529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va.
Sept. 16: Chicagoland 300, Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 23: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, Sparta, Ky.
Sept. 30: Drive Sober 200, Dover, Del.
Oct. 6: Drive for the Cure 300, Concord, N.C.
Oct. 21: Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan.
Nov. 4: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 11: Ticket Galaxy 200, Avondale, Ariz.
Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 300, Homestead, Fla.
Formula One
POINTS LEADERS
HI GH S C HOOLS
VOLLEYBALL
AFRICA
THIRD ROUND
GROUP A
TUESDAY’S RESULT
AT KINSHASHA, CONGO
Congo 2, Tunisia 2
SECOND ROUND
FINALS
Through Monday
Pts
42
40
35
35
30
29
26
23
16
16
WINNER ADVANCES
WEDNESDAY’S GAMES
Dallas at Washington, 8
Seattle vs. Phoenix at Tempe, Ariz., 10
BEST OF FIVE
United States: Brad Guzan; Graham Zusi (Geoff Cameron, 63rd), Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler, DaMarcus
Beasley (Paul Arriola, 62nd); Michael Bradley, Kellyn
Acosta, Christian Pulisic, Darlington Nagbe (Bobby
Wood, 73rd); Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey
Honduras: Luis Lopez; Brayan Beckeles, Maynor
Figueroa, Henry Figuerora, Ever Alvarado; Alfredo Mejia,
Alexander Lopez (Carlo Costly, 64th), Romell Quioto
(Oscar Boniek Garcia, 66th), Jorge Claros; Antony
Lozano (Jonny Palacios, 83nd), Alberth Elis
Sporting KC at New York City FC, 7:30
Sporting KC at Columbus, 1
Dallas at Atlanta United FC, 3:30
Los Angeles at Seattle, 9
PTS
1524
1445
1317
1303
1253
1224
1083
1051
979
976
950
898
873
772
685
537
529
490
398
216
207
164
154
141
124
United States ........................ 0 1
—
1
Honduras ............................... 1 0
—
1
First half: 1, Honduras, Quioto (Lopez), 27th minute.
Second half: 2, United States, Wood (Morris), 85th
minute.
Yellow cards: Claros, Hon; 20th; HFigueroa, Hon, 23rd;
Beasley, US, 36th; Acosta, US, 61st; HFigueroa, Hon,
90th+2 minute. Red card: HFigueroa, Hon, 90th+2
minute.
Referee: Joel Aguilar, El Salvador. Linesmen: Juan
Zumba, El Salvador; William Torres, El Salvador.
A: NA.
WEDNESDAY’S MATCH
Tennessee: J.Kelly 5-35, Callaway 4-115, Et.Wolf 4-33,
Jennings 3-17, B.Johnson 3-14, Palmer 1-7. Georgia
Tech: Jeune 2-55, Stewart 2-23, Searcy 1-42.
RECORD
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
0-1
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
2-0
0-1
1-0
1-0
1-0
BAS E BALL
EASTERN
W
Toronto FC .....................16
New York City FC ...........14
Chicago ..........................13
Columbus .......................13
New York .......................12
Atlanta United FC ..........10
Montreal ........................10
New England ....................9
Philadelphia .....................8
Orlando City .....................8
D.C. United .......................8
SUNDAY’S MATCHES
RECEIVING
BAS K E TBALL
MARYLAND
Howard def. Marriotts Ridge (25-19, 25-12, 25-9)
Wootton def. Sherwood (25-22, 25-19, 25-18)
VIRGINIA
Chantilly def. Lake Braddock (25-8, 23-25, 26-24, 25-15)
Dominion def. Potomac Falls (26-24, 25-14, 20-25, 1425, 15-12)
Oakton def. Battlefield (22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20)
Yorktown def. Madison (22-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23)
PRIVATE
Holy Cross def. St. John's (25-13, 25-17, 25-20)
Maret def. Model (25-19, 25-14, 25-18)
Paul VI def. O'Connell (25-12, 10-25, 25-23, 25-17)
GIRLS' TENNIS
PRIVATE
Potomac School 9, O'Connell 0
Through Sunday
1. Lewis Hamilton .................................................. 238
2. Sebastian Vettel ................................................. 235
3. Valtteri Bottas ................................................... 197
4. Daniel Ricciardo .................................................. 144
5. Kimi Raikkonen ................................................... 138
6. Max Verstappen ................................................... 68
7. Sergio Perez .......................................................... 58
8. Esteban Ocon ........................................................ 55
9. Carlos Sainz .......................................................... 36
10. Nico Hulkenberg ................................................... 34
11. Felipe Massa ......................................................... 31
12. Lance Stroll ........................................................... 24
13. Romain Grosjean .................................................. 24
14. Kevin Magnussen ................................................. 11
15. Fernando Alonso ................................................... 10
16. Pascal Wehrlein ...................................................... 5
17. Daniil Kvyat ............................................................ 4
18. Stoffel Vandoorne .................................................. 1
FIELD HOCKEY
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MARYLAND
Glenelg 3, South River 1
Severna Park 2, Marriotts Ridge 1
PRIVATE
Potomac School 2, Bishop Ireton 1
POINTS LEADERS
BOYS' SOCCER
DISTRICT
Wilson 1, Gonzaga 0
MARYLAND
Huntingtown 4, Lackey 0
Leonardtown 9, North Point 1
PRIVATE
O'Connell 2, Trinity at Meadow View 0
GIRLS' SOCCER
MARYLAND
Calvert 4, La Plata 3
McDonough 6, Great Mills 0
PRIVATE
Maret 5, Washington International 5
Potomac School 6, Bishop Ireton 0
Spalding 2, Severn School 0
Through Sunday
1. Josef Newgarden ................................................ 560
2. Scott Dixon ......................................................... 557
3. Helio Castroneves .............................................. 538
4. Simon Pagenaud ................................................. 526
5. Will Power .......................................................... 492
6. Alexander Rossi .................................................. 476
7. Graham Rahal ..................................................... 466
8. Takuma Sato ....................................................... 421
9. Tony Kanaan ....................................................... 375
10. Ryan Hunter-Reay .............................................. 373
11. James Hinchcliffe ............................................... 360
12. Max Chilton ......................................................... 360
13. Marco Andretti ................................................... 336
14. Ed Jones .............................................................. 332
15. JR Hildebrand ..................................................... 315
16. Carlos Munoz ...................................................... 298
17. Charlie Kimball ................................................... 289
18. Conor Daly ........................................................... 264
19. Mikhail Aleshin ................................................... 237
20. Spencer Pigot ...................................................... 184
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NEWPORT ESTATES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
Plaintiff,
ORDER
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1. Plaintiff, NEWPORT ESTATES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
(the "Association") has attempted
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Secretary of the Commonwealth at
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AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON, D.C. on
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Multifamily Deed of Trust,
Assignment of Leases and Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing from 2613 MLK
AVE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to Premium Title and Escrow, Trustee,
executed October 12, 2016 and recorded among the Land Records of the District of
Columbia on October 13, 2016 as Document No. 2016105639 (the "Deed of Trust"), the
undersigned substituted trustees (by virtue of Deed of Appointment between Fannie
Mae, a federally chartered corporation, as successor-in-interest to Centerline Mortgage
Capital Inc., (the "Beneficiary"), and said trustees recorded among the Land Records
for the District of Columbia), and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice recorded
August 9, 2017, a default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured
thereby and the covenants contained therein, and at the request of the Beneficiary, the
undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell, at public auction, within the office of ALEX
COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON,
D.C. on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
at 1:30 O'Clock, P.M.
the following described land and premises:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
at 1:35 O'Clock, P.M.
the following described land and premises:
Parcel 1 – 325 Franklin Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Lots numbered Twenty-two (22) through Twenty-five (25) in Square numbered Thirty-five
Hundred Fifty (3550) in a subdivision made by Edwin R. Morden of "Metropolis View," now
known as "Central Addition," as per plat recorded in the Office of the Surveyor for the District
of Columbia in Liber 49 at folio 15. The property is now known for assessment and taxation
purposes as Lot numbered Eight Hundred Six (806) in Square numbered Thirty-five Hundred
Fifty (3550).
Parcel 2 – 315 Franklin Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Lots numbered Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty (20) and Twenty-one (21) in Square
numbered Thirty-five Hundred Fifty (3550) in a subdivision made by Edwin R. Morden of
"Metropolis View," now known as "Central Addition," as per plat recorded in the Office of the
Surveyor for the District of Columbia in Liber 49 at folio 15. The property is now known for
assessment and taxation purposes as Lot numbered Eight Hundred Seven (807) in Square
numbered Thirty-five Hundred Fifty (3550).
TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances now
erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment, apparatus,
machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings, structures,
improvements or appurtenances, and any equipment, machinery and other personal property
owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any buildings thereon
(collectively the “Improvements”) all as more particularly described in the aforesaid Deed of
Trust (collectively the "Property").
MANNER OF SALE
Parcel 1, together with any and all Improvements thereon and Parcel 2, together with any
and all Improvements thereon shall be offered for sale both individually and then collectively.
The successful bid(s) will be determined by the Substituted Trustees, in their sole judgment
and discretion, only after all individual and collective offerings are completed
TERMS OF SALE
ALL CASH. The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will be accepted by the
Substitute Trustees (unless the sale is postponed or cancelled) and all bids will be provisional
until acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Substitute Trustees absolutely reserve
the right to postpone the sale and/or cancel the sale at any time until the auctioneer
announces that the Property is "sold" and the deposit in the required amount and form is
received by the Substitute Trustees. The deposit required at the time of sale is Four Hundred
Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($400,000.00) for the entirety, or individually, Two Hundred
Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($200,000.00) each for 325 Franklin Street, N.E. and for 315
Franklin Street, N.E. Such deposit must be by cashier's check or certified check or in such
other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their sole discretion. The Beneficiary
secured by the Deed of Trust (or any related party) shall be exempted by the Substitute
Trustees from submitting any bidding deposit, and Beneficiary shall be allowed to credit bid at
the sale. The Substitute Trustees will, as a condition of the sale, require all potential bidders
except the Beneficiary to show their deposit before any bidding begins. The retained deposit
of the successful purchaser shall be applied, without interest, to the successful purchaser's
credit at settlement, provided, however, that in the event the successful purchaser fails to
consummate the purchase in accordance with the terms of sale as herein provided, such
deposit, at the option of the Substitute Trustees, will be forfeited. The terms of sale must be
complied with and settlement consummated thereon within thirty (30) days from day of sale
unless extended at the sole discretion of the Substitute Trustees. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
The balance of the purchase price over and above the retained deposit, with interest thereon
at a rate of 4.34% per annum from the date of sale through the date of receipt of the balance
of the purchase price, will be due at settlement in certified funds; and if not so paid, the
Substitute Trustees reserve the right to retain the deposit and resell the Property at the risk
and cost of the defaulting purchaser, after such advertisement and on such terms as the
Substitute Trustees may deem proper, and to avail themselves and the Beneficiary of any
legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser.
The Substitute Trustees reserve the right (i) to waive or modify the deposit requirement;
(ii) to approve or disapprove the creditworthiness of any bidder or final purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw all or part of the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of bidding;
(iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject any or all bids; and (vi) to
cancel or postpone the sale, all as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their discretion.
The Property is sold subject to the rights, if any, of parties in possession, if such rights
have priority over the Deed of Trust, and to any and all covenants, dedications, conditions,
restrictions, easements, rights of way, and limitations of record. The Property will be sold
"WHERE IS" and in "AS IS" condition without any warranty as to condition, express or implied,
and without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information furnished
to prospective bidders by the Substitute Trustees or any other party and without any other
representations or warranty of any nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
the Property will be sold without representation or warranty as to (i) title to the Property, (ii)
the nature, condition, structural integrity, or fitness for a particular use of any improvements,
fixtures or personal property included within the Property, (iii) the environmental condition
of the Property or the compliance of the Property with federal, state and local laws and
regulations concerning the presence or disposal of hazardous substances, (iv) compliance of
the Property with the Americans with Disabilities Act or any similar law, or (v) compliance
of the Property with any zoning laws or ordinances and any and all applicable safety codes,
and acceptance of the Deed to the Property by the successful purchaser shall constitute a
waiver of any claims against the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary concerning any of the
foregoing matters. The successful purchaser recognizes that any investigation, examination
or inspection of the Property is within the control of the owner or other parties in possession
of the Property and not within the control of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary.
Conveyance shall be by Substitute Trustees' Deed, without covenant or warranty, express or
implied. The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty to the Property from and after
the date of sale will be upon the successful purchaser. The Property is sold subject to all
taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer, water, drainage and other public
improvements whether assessments have been levied or not through date of closing. The
Beneficiary and Substitute Trustees assume no liability for fuel, gas, electricity, utilities and
other operating charges accrued before or after the sale and shall be the sole responsibility
of the purchaser. All costs incident to the settlement and conveyancing including, without
limitation, examination of title, conveyancing, all recordation taxes and charges, all transfer
taxes and charges, title insurance premiums, notary fees, settlement fees and all other costs
incident to settlement shall be at the cost of the successful purchaser. If the Substitute
Trustee cannot convey title, the purchaser's sole remedy is a return of deposit. In the event
the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey marketable title or in the event the borrower
entered into a repayment plan, reinstated or paid the loan off prior to the sale, or if for
any other reason, the undersigned did not have the right to sell, the sale is null and void
and the purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy other than return of the
deposit without interest and any and all other claims of the purchaser are hereby released.
Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the time of sale. All inquiries regarding
the sale should be directed to Stephen B. Jackson, Substituted Trustee.
STEPHEN B. JACKSON and STEVEN P. HENNE
Substitute Trustees
18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 400
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 977-8400
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TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances now
erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment, apparatus,
machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings, structures,
improvements or appurtenances, and any equipment, machinery and other personal property
owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any buildings thereon
(collectively the “Improvements”) all as more particularly described in the aforesaid Deed of
Trust (collectively the "Property").
TERMS OF SALE
ALL CASH. The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will be accepted by the
Substitute Trustees (unless the sale is postponed or cancelled) and all bids will be provisional
until acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Substitute Trustees absolutely reserve
the right to postpone the sale and/or cancel the sale at any time until the auctioneer
announces that the Property is "sold" and the deposit in the required amount and form is
received by the Substitute Trustees. A deposit in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand
and No/100 Dollars ($200,000.00) will be required at the time of sale. Such deposit must
be by cashier's check or certified check or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees
may determine in their sole discretion. The Beneficiary secured by the Deed of Trust (or
any related party) shall be exempted by the Substitute Trustees from submitting any bidding
deposit, and Beneficiary shall be allowed to credit bid at the sale. The Substitute Trustees will,
as a condition of the sale, require all potential bidders except the Beneficiary to show their
deposit before any bidding begins. The retained deposit of the successful purchaser shall
be applied, without interest, to the successful purchaser's credit at settlement, provided,
however, that in the event the successful purchaser fails to consummate the purchase
in accordance with the terms of sale as herein provided, such deposit, at the option of
the Substitute Trustees, will be forfeited. The terms of sale must be complied with and
settlement consummated thereon within thirty (30) days from day of sale unless extended at
the sole discretion of the Substitute Trustees. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. The balance of the
purchase price over and above the retained deposit, with interest thereon at a rate of 4.45%
per annum from the date of sale through the date of receipt of the balance of the purchase
price, will be due at settlement in certified funds; and if not so paid, the Substitute Trustees
reserve the right to retain the deposit and resell the Property at the risk and cost of the
defaulting purchaser, after such advertisement and on such terms as the Substitute Trustees
may deem proper, and to avail themselves and the Beneficiary of any legal or equitable rights
against the defaulting purchaser.
The Substitute Trustees reserve the right (i) to waive or modify the deposit requirement;
(ii) to approve or disapprove the creditworthiness of any bidder or final purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw all or part of the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of bidding;
(iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject any or all bids; and (vi) to
cancel or postpone the sale, all as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their discretion.
The Property is sold subject to the rights, if any, of parties in possession, if such rights
have priority over the Deed of Trust, and to any and all covenants, dedications, conditions,
restrictions, easements, rights of way, and limitations of record. The Property will be sold
"WHERE IS" and in "AS IS" condition without any warranty as to condition, express or implied,
and without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information furnished
to prospective bidders by the Substitute Trustees or any other party and without any other
representations or warranty of any nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
the Property will be sold without representation or warranty as to (i) title to the Property, (ii)
the nature, condition, structural integrity, or fitness for a particular use of any improvements,
fixtures or personal property included within the Property, (iii) the environmental condition
of the Property or the compliance of the Property with federal, state and local laws and
regulations concerning the presence or disposal of hazardous substances, (iv) compliance of
the Property with the Americans with Disabilities Act or any similar law, or (v) compliance
of the Property with any zoning laws or ordinances and any and all applicable safety codes,
and acceptance of the Deed to the Property by the successful purchaser shall constitute a
waiver of any claims against the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary concerning any of the
foregoing matters. The successful purchaser recognizes that any investigation, examination
or inspection of the Property is within the control of the owner or other parties in possession
of the Property and not within the control of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary.
Conveyance shall be by Substitute Trustees' Deed, without covenant or warranty, express or
implied. The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty to the Property from and after
the date of sale will be upon the successful purchaser. The Property is sold subject to all
taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer, water, drainage and other public
improvements whether assessments have been levied or not through date of closing. The
Beneficiary and Substitute Trustees assume no liability for fuel, gas, electricity, utilities and
other operating charges accrued before or after the sale and shall be the sole responsibility
of the purchaser. All costs incident to the settlement and conveyancing including, without
limitation, examination of title, conveyancing, all recordation taxes and charges, all transfer
taxes and charges, title insurance premiums, notary fees, settlement fees and all other costs
incident to settlement shall be at the cost of the successful purchaser. If the Substitute
Trustee cannot convey title, the purchaser's sole remedy is a return of deposit. In the event
the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey marketable title or in the event the borrower
entered into a repayment plan, reinstated or paid the loan off prior to the sale, or if for
any other reason, the undersigned did not have the right to sell, the sale is null and void
and the purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy other than return of the
deposit without interest and any and all other claims of the purchaser are hereby released.
Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the time of sale. All inquiries regarding
the sale should be directed to Stephen B. Jackson, Substituted Trustee.
STEPHEN B. JACKSON and STEVEN P. HENNE
Substitute Trustees
18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 400
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 977-8400
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726 S FAYETTE STREET, # 11,
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
17302 Sligo Loop
Dumfries, VA 22026
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount
of $664,000.00, with an annual
interest rate of 3.750000% dated
February 23, 2007, recorded
among the land records of the
Circuit Court for the COUNTY OF
ARLINGTON as Deed Book 4073,
Page 316, the undersigned
appointed Substitute Trustee will
offer for sale at public auction
all that property located in the
COUNTY OF ARLINGTON, at the
front of the Circuit Court building
for the County of Arlington located at 1425 N. Courthouse Road,
Arlington, Virginia on October 11,
2017 at 12:30 PM, the property
with improvements to wit:
Tax Map No. 31-018-022
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount
of $223,920.00, with an annual
interest rate of 4.000000% dated
September 22, 2006, recorded
among the land records of the
Circuit Court for the CITY OF
ALEXANDRIA as Deed Book
060025443, Page 00492, the
undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale
at public auction all that property
located in the CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, on the courthouse steps
at the front of the Circuit Court
building for the City of Alexandria
located at 520 King Street,
Alexandria, Virginia on October 4,
2017 at 11:00 AM, the property
with improvements to wit:
Tax Map No. 50652500
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount of
$252,000.00, dated November 30,
2006, recorded among the land
records of the Circuit Court for
Prince William County on November 30, 2006, as Instrument Number 200611300167901, the undersigned
appointed
Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public
auction, at the main entrance of
the courthouse for the Circuit
Court of Prince William County,
9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA on
September 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, the
property described in said deed of
trust, located at the above address
and briefly described as: LOT 2A,
SECTION 11, WAYSIDE VILLAGE,
PHASE 1, AS THE SAME APPEARS
DULY DEDICATED, PLATTED AND
RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 1743,
AT PAGE 786 AND AS PER PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 111 AT
PAGES 11-15, DEED OF RE-SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN DEED BOOK
1831 AT PAGE 1537, AND AS PER
PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
124 AT PAGEL 60-64, AMONG THE
LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE WLLLLAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Tax ID:
8289-55-1931.
THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A
DEBT COLLECTOR.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A
bidder's deposit of 10% of the
sale price, will be required in cash,
certified or cashier's check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Trustees may
forfeit deposit. Additional terms
to be announced at sale. Loan
type: Conventional. Reference
Number 17-268489.
PROFESSIONAL
FORECLOSURE
CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, Substitute Trustees, C/O SHAPIRO &
BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford
Road, Suite 200, Manassas, Virginia 20109 (703) 449-5800.
Sept 6, 13, 2017
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DEBT COLLECTOR.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A
bidder's deposit of 10% of the
sale price, will be required in cash,
certified or cashier's check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Trustees may
forfeit deposit. Additional terms
to be announced at sale. Loan
type: Conventional. Reference
Number 17-268252.
PROFESSIONAL
FORECLOSURE
CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, Substitute Trustees, C/O SHAPIRO &
BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford
Road, Suite 200, Manassas, Virginia 20109 (703) 449-5800.
Sept 6, 13, 2017
12127862
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $11,000.00 or 10%
of the sale price, whichever is
lower, will be required in the form
of a certified or cashier’s check.
Cash will not be accepted as a
deposit. Settlement within fifteen
(15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee
may forfeit deposit. Additional
terms to be announced at sale.
This is a communication from a
debt collector. This notice is an
attempt to collect on a debt and
any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.
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ARLINGTON, VA 22206
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in the Office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia in Liber 146 at folio 144.
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UNIT OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION SALE OF VALUABLE CONDOMINIUM
UNIT CONTAINED WITHIN PREMISES at 3900 D Street, S.E. #302,
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20020. Pursuant to District of Columbia
Condominium Act of 1976, Section 313 and under the power
of sale contained in the Declaration and Bylaws of the Condominium, recorded on August 18, 2006 as Instrument Number
2006113291 and 2006113292, and as amended, and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 and D.C. Code Section 421903.13, as amended, notice filed August 11, 2017, and at the
request of the Attorney for the Unit Owners’ Association, we
shall sell at public auction on Thursday the 7th day of September
2017, at 11:45 AM, within the office of Alex Cooper Auctioneers,
5301 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20015.
Unit 302 of the Betkul Condominium designated on the Records
of the Assessor of the District of Columbia for assessment and
taxation purposes as Lot 2008 in Square 5401.
Terms of sale: Sold Subject to the provisions, restrictions,
easements and conditions as set forth in the Declaration of
Condominium, the By-laws relating thereto, and any and all
amendments thereto existing deed(s) of trust and real estate
taxes, as applicable; the purchase price above said trust(s) to
be paid in cash. Also sold subject to any other prior liens,
encumbrances and municipal assessments, if any, as applicable,
further particulars of which may be announced at time of sale.
A deposit of $1,500.00 will be required at time of sale, such
deposit to be in cash, certified check, or in such other form
as the attorney for the Owners’ Association may require in her
sole discretion. All conveyancing, recording, recordation tax,
transfer tax, etc. at purchaser’s cost. All adjustments made as
of date of sale. The balance of the purchase price, together
with interest at the rate of 10% per annum from date of sale
to date of receipt of the balance of the purchase price, must
be paid in cash or by cashier’s or certified check and all other
terms to be complied with within 30 days, otherwise deposit
is forfeited and the property may be re-advertised and sold at
the discretion of the Owners’ Association and at the risk and
cost of the defaulting purchaser. Association shall convey a
deed pursuant to D. C. Code Section 42-1903.13 (c) (1) and (3) as
amended, and make no further representations or warranties as
to title. The Association reserves the right in its sole discretion
to rescind the sale at any time until conveyance of the deed. In
the event of failure on the part of the Association to convey such
deed, the purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of deposit.
Anthony R. Champ, Esq.
Attorney for Owner’s Association
Kass, Mitek & Kass, PLLC
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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
3908 Forge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22193
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF
2777 BORDEAUX PLACE #24C7,
WOODBRIDGE, VA 22192
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount of
$250,630.00, dated November 30,
2015, recorded among the land
records of the Circuit Court for
Prince William County on December 3, 2015, as Instrument Number 201512030099419, the undersigned
appointed
Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public
auction, at the main entrance of
the courthouse for the Circuit
Court of Prince William County,
9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA on
September 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM, the
property described in said deed of
trust, located at the above address
and briefly described as: LOT 5,
ADDITION TO SECTION 4, DALE
CITY, AS THE SAME APPEARS DULY
DEDICATED,
PLATTED
AND
RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 590,
PAGE 790 AMONG THE LAND
RECORDS OF PRINCE WILLIAM
COUNTY, VIRGINIA. Tax ID: 819270-4144.
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount
of $184,000.00, with an annual
interest rate of 3.000000% dated
April 28, 2006, recorded among
the land records of the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF PRINCE
WILLIAM as Deed Instrument
Number 200605010067232, the
undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale
at public auction all that property
located in the COUNTY OF PRINCE
WILLIAM, on the Court House
steps in front of Main Entrance for
the Circuit Court building for the
County of Prince William located
at 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas,
Virginia on September 26, 2017
at 4:00 PM, the property with
improvements to wit:
Tax Map No. 081247
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $11,000.00 or 10%
of the sale price, whichever is
lower, will be required in the form
of a certified or cashier’s check.
Cash will not be accepted as a
deposit. Settlement within fifteen
(15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee
may forfeit deposit. Additional
terms to be announced at sale.
This is a communication from a
debt collector. This notice is an
attempt to collect on a debt and
any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.
Loan Type: Conv/FHLMC (Trustee #
579172)
Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee,
LLC, C/O Orlans PC PO Box 2548,
Leesburg, VA 20177, (703) 7777101,
website:
http://www.orlans.com
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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
3692 Expedition Drive
Triangle, VA 22172
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount
of $390,000.00, dated April 30,
2008, recorded among the land
records of the Circuit Court for
Prince William County on May 2,
2008, as Instrument Number
200805020042208, the undersigned
appointed
Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public
auction, at the main entrance of
the courthouse for the Circuit Court
of Prince William County, 9311 Lee
Ave, Manassas, VA on October 6,
2017 at 9:30 AM, the property
described in said deed of trust,
located at the above address and
briefly described as: ALL OF THAT
certain lot or parcel of land situated, lying and being in Prince
William County, Commonwealth of
Virginia, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot 8,
LIONSFIELD VALLEY, as the same
appears duly dedicated, platted
and recorded as Instrument Number 200410220180032, and on Plat
recorded as Instrument Number
200410220180033, and corrected
as
Instrument
Number
200512120210912 and on Plat
recorded as Instrument Number
200512120210913, among the
Land Records of Prince William
County, Virginia. Tax ID: 8188-829857.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $12,000.00 or 10%
of the sale price, whichever is
lower, will be required in the form
of a certified or cashier’s check.
Cash will not be accepted as a
deposit. Settlement within fifteen
(15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee
may forfeit deposit. Additional
terms to be announced at sale.
This is a communication from a
debt collector. This notice is an
attempt to collect on a debt and
any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.
Loan Type: VA (Trustee # 579329)
Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee,
LLC, C/O Orlans PC PO Box 2548,
Leesburg, VA 20177, (703) 7777101,
website:
http://www.orlans.com
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THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A
DEBT COLLECTOR.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A
bidder's deposit of 10% of the
sale price, will be required in cash,
certified or cashier's check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Trustees may
forfeit deposit. Additional terms
to be announced at sale. Loan
type: Conventional. Reference
Number 16-255551.
PROFESSIONAL
FORECLOSURE
CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, Substitute Trustees, C/O SHAPIRO &
BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford
Road, Suite 200, Manassas, Virginia 20109 (703) 449-5800.
Aug 30, Sept 6, 2017
12126687
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
14515 Del Mar Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22193
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount of
$329,800.00, dated September 14,
2007, recorded among the land
records of the Circuit Court for
Prince William County on September 18, 2007, as Instrument Number 200709180105905, the undersigned
appointed
Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public
auction, at the main entrance of
the courthouse for the Circuit
Court of Prince William County,
9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA on
September 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, the
property described in said deed of
trust, located at the above address
and briefly described as: Lot 472,
Section 6, DALE CITY, as the same
is duly dedicated, platted and
recorded among the land records
of Prince William County, in Deed
Book 435, at Page 266. Tax ID:
8191-67-7005.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of $12,000.00 or 10%
of the sale price, whichever is
lower, will be required in the form
of a certified or cashier’s check.
Cash will not be accepted as a
deposit. Settlement within fifteen
(15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee
may forfeit deposit. Additional
terms to be announced at sale.
This is a communication from a
debt collector. This notice is an
attempt to collect on a debt and
any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.
Loan Type: Conv/Conv (Trustee #
572656)
Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee,
LLC, C/O Orlans PC PO Box 2548,
Leesburg, VA 20177, (703) 7777101,
website:
http://www.orlans.com
Towne #5000.0228
08/30/2017, 09/06/2017 12126189
876
Loudoun County
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF
41046 BROWNS LANE,
WATERFORD, VA 20197
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount
of $800,000.00, with an annual
interest rate of 6.000000% dated
May 31, 2005, recorded among
the land records of the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF
LOUDOUN as Deed Instrument
Number 20050606-0057126, the
undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale
at public auction all that property
located in the COUNTY OF
LOUDOUN, on the courthouse
steps in front of the Circuit Court
building for the County of
Loudoun located at 18 East Market Street, Leesburg Virginia on
October 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM, the
property with improvements to
wit:
Tax Map No. 265-40-9588-000
THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A
DEBT COLLECTOR.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A
bidder's deposit of 10% of the
sale price, will be required in cash,
certified or cashier's check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Trustees may
forfeit deposit. Additional terms
to be announced at sale. Loan
type: Conventional. Reference
Number 17-268625.
PROFESSIONAL
FORECLOSURE
CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, Substitute Trustees, C/O SHAPIRO &
BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford
Road, Suite 200, Manassas, Virginia 20109 (703) 449-5800.
Sept 6, 13, 2017
12127558
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876
840
Loudoun County
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF
43998 ABERDEEN TERRACE,
ASHBURN, VA 20147
In execution of a Deed of Trust
in the original principal amount
of $290,445.00, with an annual
interest rate of 3.875000% dated
May 18, 2012, recorded among
the land records of the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF
LOUDOUN as Deed Instrument
Number 20120521-0037779, the
undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale
at public auction all that property
located in the COUNTY OF
LOUDOUN, on the courthouse
steps in front of the Circuit Court
building for the County of
Loudoun located at 18 East Market Street, Leesburg Virginia on
October 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM, the
property with improvements to
wit:
Tax Map No. 085487167000
THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A
DEBT COLLECTOR.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A
bidder's deposit of 10% of the
sale price, will be required in cash,
certified or cashier's check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Trustees may
forfeit deposit. Additional terms
to be announced at sale. Loan
type: FHA. Reference Number
15-246904.
PROFESSIONAL
FORECLOSURE
CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, Substitute Trustees, C/O SHAPIRO &
BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford
Road, Suite 200, Manassas, Virginia 20109 (703) 449-5800.
Aug 30, Sep 6, 2017
877
12122662
Spotsylvania County
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
7023 LOMBARD LANE,
FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22407
In execution of a certain Deed of
Trust dated November 16, 2009,
in the original principal amount
of $194,150.00 recorded in the
Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court for
Spotsylvania County, Virginia as
Instrument No. LR 200900022836.
The
undersigned
Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public
auction in the front of the Circuit
Court building for Spotsylvania
County, 9107 Judicial Center Lane,
Spotsylvania, Virginia on September 28, 2017, at 4:00 PM, the property described in said Deed of
Trust, located at the above
address, and more particularly
described as follows: ALL THAT
CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND
WITH ALL
BUILDINGS AND
IMPROVEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO, SITUATE, LYING AND
BEING IN COURTLAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, SPOTSYLVANIA
COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DESIGNATED
AS LOT 30, SECTION 2, BATTLEFIELD GREEN, AS SHOWN ON PLAT
THEREOF MADE BY ELLIOTT & ASSOCIATES, ENGINEERS-PLANNERS,
DATED APRIL 1978, A COPY OF
WHICH PLAT IS DULY RECORDED IN
DEED BOOK 452, AT PAGES 510513, INCLUSIVE, IN THE CLERK‘S
OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of ten percent (10%)
of the sale price or ten percent
(10%) of the original principal balance of the subject Deed of Trust,
whichever is lower, in the form
of cash or certified funds payable
to the Substitute Trustee must be
present at the time of the sale.
The balance of the purchase price
will be due within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Purchaser's
deposit may be forfeited to
Trustee. Time is of the essence.
If the sale is set aside for any
reason, the Purchaser at the sale
shall be entitled to a return of the
deposit paid. The Purchaser may,
if provided by the terms of the
Trustee’s Memorandum of Foreclosure Sale, be entitled to a $50
cancellation fee from the Substitute Trustee, but shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Additional terms
to be announced at the sale. A
form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and
contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at
www.bwwsales.com. This is a
communication from a debt collector and any information obtained
will be used for that purpose. The
sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity
Trustees, LLC, 2101 Wilson Blvd.,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22201.
For more information contact:
BWW Law Group, LLC, attorneys for
Equity Trustees, LLC, 6003 Executive Blvd, Suite 101, Rockville,
MD 20852, 301-961-6555, website:
www.bwwsales.com. VA-3142281.
Sept 6, 13, 2017
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ALEX COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC.,
5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20015
202-364-0306
www.alexcooper.com
ALEX COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC.,
5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20015
202-364-0306
www.alexcooper.com
ALEX COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC.,
5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20015
202-364-0306
www.alexcooper.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
located in the District of Columbia
known as
1 HAWAII AVENUE, N.E., WASHINGTON, DC 20011
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
located in the District of Columbia
known as
743 FAIRMONT STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, DC 20001
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
located in the District of Columbia
known as
1720 AND 1721 CORCORAN STREET, NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Multifamily Deed of Trust,
Assignment of Leases and Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing from MayfairHawaii, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to Alexander Title Agency, Incorporated,
Trustee, executed February 27, 2014 and recorded among the Land Records of the District
of Columbia on March 20, 2014 as Document No. 2014024711-21 (the "Deed of Trust"),
the undersigned substituted trustees (by virtue of Deed of Appointment between Fannie
Mae, a federally chartered corporation, as successor-in-interest to Centerline Mortgage
Capital Inc., (the "Beneficiary"), and said trustees recorded among the Land Records
for the District of Columbia), and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice recorded
August 9, 2017, a default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured
thereby and the covenants contained therein, and at the request of the Beneficiary, the
undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell, at public auction, within the office of ALEX
COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON,
D.C. on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
at 1:55 O'Clock, P.M.
the following described land and premises:
All that certain lot or parcel of land situate in the District of Columbia, and being more
particularly described as follows:
Part of a tract of land called “Turner’s Improvement”, described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the Easterly line of North Capitol Street with the
Southwesterly line of Hawaii Avenue and running thence South 49 degrees 57 Minutes 10
Seconds East along the said line of Hawaii Avenue 246.11 feet to the Northerly line of Allison
Street, thence South 64 degrees 43 Minutes 40 Seconds West along said Northerly line of
Allison Street 240.23 feet; thence North 3 degrees 19 Minutes West 85.87 feet to the said
Easterly line of North Capitol Street; thence Northerly along said North Capitol Street an
arc distance of 179.39 feet to the place of beginning; according to Plat of Survey recorded
in the Office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia in Survey Book 141 at page 433.
NOTE: At the date hereof the above described property is designated on the Records of
the Assessor for the District of Columbia for assessment and taxation purposes as Parcel
124/77.
TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances
now erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment,
apparatus, machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings,
structures, improvements or appurtenances, and any equipment, machinery and other
personal property owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any
buildings thereon (collectively the “Improvements”) all as more particularly described in the
aforesaid Deed of Trust (collectively the "Property").
TERMS OF SALE
ALL CASH. The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will be accepted
by the Substitute Trustees (unless the sale is postponed or cancelled) and all bids will
be provisional until acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Substitute Trustees
absolutely reserve the right to postpone the sale and/or cancel the sale at any time until
the auctioneer announces that the Property is "sold" and the deposit in the required
amount and form is received by the Substitute Trustees. A deposit in the amount of Two
Hundred Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($200,000.00) will be required at the time of sale.
Such deposit must be by cashier's check or certified check or in such other form as the
Substitute Trustees may determine in their sole discretion. The Beneficiary secured by
the Deed of Trust (or any related party) shall be exempted by the Substitute Trustees from
submitting any bidding deposit, and Beneficiary shall be allowed to credit bid at the sale.
The Substitute Trustees will, as a condition of the sale, require all potential bidders except
the Beneficiary to show their deposit before any bidding begins. The retained deposit of
the successful purchaser shall be applied, without interest, to the successful purchaser's
credit at settlement, provided, however, that in the event the successful purchaser fails to
consummate the purchase in accordance with the terms of sale as herein provided, such
deposit, at the option of the Substitute Trustees, will be forfeited. The terms of sale must
be complied with and settlement consummated thereon within thirty (30) days from day
of sale unless extended at the sole discretion of the Substitute Trustees. TIME IS OF THE
ESSENCE. The balance of the purchase price over and above the retained deposit, with
interest thereon at a rate of 5.25% per annum from the date of sale through the date of
receipt of the balance of the purchase price, will be due at settlement in certified funds; and
if not so paid, the Substitute Trustees reserve the right to retain the deposit and resell the
Property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser, after such advertisement and on
such terms as the Substitute Trustees may deem proper, and to avail themselves and the
Beneficiary of any legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser.
The Substitute Trustees reserve the right (i) to waive or modify the deposit requirement;
(ii) to approve or disapprove the creditworthiness of any bidder or final purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw all or part of the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of bidding;
(iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject any or all bids; and (vi) to
cancel or postpone the sale, all as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their discretion.
The Property is sold subject to the rights, if any, of parties in possession, if such rights
have priority over the Deed of Trust, and to any and all covenants, dedications, conditions,
restrictions, easements, rights of way, and limitations of record. The Property will be sold
"WHERE IS" and in "AS IS" condition without any warranty as to condition, express or
implied, and without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information
furnished to prospective bidders by the Substitute Trustees or any other party and without
any other representations or warranty of any nature. Without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, the Property will be sold without representation or warranty as to (i) title
to the Property, (ii) the nature, condition, structural integrity, or fitness for a particular use
of any improvements, fixtures or personal property included within the Property, (iii) the
environmental condition of the Property or the compliance of the Property with federal,
state and local laws and regulations concerning the presence or disposal of hazardous
substances, (iv) compliance of the Property with the Americans with Disabilities Act or
any similar law, or (v) compliance of the Property with any zoning laws or ordinances and
any and all applicable safety codes, and acceptance of the Deed to the Property by the
successful purchaser shall constitute a waiver of any claims against the Substitute Trustees
or the Beneficiary concerning any of the foregoing matters. The successful purchaser
recognizes that any investigation, examination or inspection of the Property is within the
control of the owner or other parties in possession of the Property and not within the
control of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary.
Conveyance shall be by Substitute Trustees' Deed, without covenant or warranty, express
or implied. The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty to the Property from
and after the date of sale will be upon the successful purchaser. The Property is sold
subject to all taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer, water, drainage and
other public improvements whether assessments have been levied or not through date of
closing. The Beneficiary and Substitute Trustees assume no liability for fuel, gas, electricity,
utilities and other operating charges accrued before or after the sale and shall be the
sole responsibility of the purchaser. All costs incident to the settlement and conveyancing
including, without limitation, examination of title, conveyancing, all recordation taxes and
charges, all transfer taxes and charges, title insurance premiums, notary fees, settlement
fees and all other costs incident to settlement shall be at the cost of the successful
purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee cannot convey title, the purchaser's sole remedy is a
return of deposit. In the event the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey marketable title
or in the event the borrower entered into a repayment plan, reinstated or paid the loan off
prior to the sale, or if for any other reason, the undersigned did not have the right to sell, the
sale is null and void and the purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy other
than return of the deposit without interest and any and all other claims of the purchaser are
hereby released.
Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the time of sale. All inquiries
regarding the sale should be directed to Stephen B. Jackson, Substituted Trustee.
STEPHEN B. JACKSON and STEVEN P. HENNE
Substitute Trustees
18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 400
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 977-8400
Washington Post
September 4, 6, 8, 11 and 13, 2017
12126002
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Multifamily Deed of Trust,
Assignment of Leases and Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing from MayfairFairmont, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to Premium Title & Escrow LLC,
Trustee, executed June 28, 2013 and recorded among the Land Records of the District
of Columbia on July 12, 2013 as Document No. 2013081525-1 (the "Deed of Trust"),
the undersigned substituted trustees (by virtue of Deed of Appointment between Fannie
Mae, a federally chartered corporation, as successor-in-interest to Centerline Mortgage
Capital Inc., (the "Beneficiary"), and said trustees recorded among the Land Records
for the District of Columbia), and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice recorded
August 9, 2017, a default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured
thereby and the covenants contained therein, and at the request of the Beneficiary, the
undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell, at public auction, within the office of ALEX
COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON,
D.C. on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
at 1:50 O'Clock, P.M.
the following described land and premises:
All of Lot numbered Six (6) and part of Lot numbered Seven (7) in Block numbered Three
(3), Todd and Brown’s subdivision of “Mount Pleasant” and “Pleasant Plains”, as per plat
recorded in the office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia in Liber Levy Court (2) at
folio 24, described as follows:
Beginning for the same at a point on the Northerly line of Fairmont Street, said point of
beginning being the Southeast corner of said Lot 6, and running thence West along the said
Northerly line of Fairmont Street, 100.0 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 7, thence
North along the Westerly line of said Lot 7, 124.50 feet; thence East parallel to the said North
line of Fairmont Street, 35.0 feet; thence North parallel to the West line of said Lot 7, 18.0
feet to the South line of a 15 foot public alley acquired by condemnation in the District Court
Case No. 1008 and recorded in book 47 at page 123 of the said Surveyor’s Office; thence
East along said South line of said alley, 65.0 feet to the East line of said Lot 6; thence South
along the East line of said Lot 6, 142.50 feet to the point of beginning, containing 13,620.0
square feet, said land being known for purposes of assessment and taxation as Lot 0879 in
Square 2885.
TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances
now erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment,
apparatus, machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings,
structures, improvements or appurtenances, and any equipment, machinery and other
personal property owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any
buildings thereon (collectively the “Improvements”) all as more particularly described in the
aforesaid Deed of Trust (collectively the "Property").
TERMS OF SALE
ALL CASH. The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will be accepted
by the Substitute Trustees (unless the sale is postponed or cancelled) and all bids will
be provisional until acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Substitute Trustees
absolutely reserve the right to postpone the sale and/or cancel the sale at any time until
the auctioneer announces that the Property is "sold" and the deposit in the required
amount and form is received by the Substitute Trustees. A deposit in the amount of Four
Hundred Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($400,000.00) will be required at the time of sale.
Such deposit must be by cashier's check or certified check or in such other form as the
Substitute Trustees may determine in their sole discretion. The Beneficiary secured by
the Deed of Trust (or any related party) shall be exempted by the Substitute Trustees from
submitting any bidding deposit, and Beneficiary shall be allowed to credit bid at the sale.
The Substitute Trustees will, as a condition of the sale, require all potential bidders except
the Beneficiary to show their deposit before any bidding begins. The retained deposit of
the successful purchaser shall be applied, without interest, to the successful purchaser's
credit at settlement, provided, however, that in the event the successful purchaser fails to
consummate the purchase in accordance with the terms of sale as herein provided, such
deposit, at the option of the Substitute Trustees, will be forfeited. The terms of sale must
be complied with and settlement consummated thereon within thirty (30) days from day
of sale unless extended at the sole discretion of the Substitute Trustees. TIME IS OF THE
ESSENCE. The balance of the purchase price over and above the retained deposit, with
interest thereon at a rate of 5.05% per annum from the date of sale through the date of
receipt of the balance of the purchase price, will be due at settlement in certified funds; and
if not so paid, the Substitute Trustees reserve the right to retain the deposit and resell the
Property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser, after such advertisement and on
such terms as the Substitute Trustees may deem proper, and to avail themselves and the
Beneficiary of any legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser.
The Substitute Trustees reserve the right (i) to waive or modify the deposit requirement;
(ii) to approve or disapprove the creditworthiness of any bidder or final purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw all or part of the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of bidding;
(iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject any or all bids; and (vi) to
cancel or postpone the sale, all as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their discretion.
The Property is sold subject to the rights, if any, of parties in possession, if such rights
have priority over the Deed of Trust, and to any and all covenants, dedications, conditions,
restrictions, easements, rights of way, and limitations of record. The Property will be sold
"WHERE IS" and in "AS IS" condition without any warranty as to condition, express or
implied, and without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information
furnished to prospective bidders by the Substitute Trustees or any other party and without
any other representations or warranty of any nature. Without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, the Property will be sold without representation or warranty as to (i) title
to the Property, (ii) the nature, condition, structural integrity, or fitness for a particular use
of any improvements, fixtures or personal property included within the Property, (iii) the
environmental condition of the Property or the compliance of the Property with federal,
state and local laws and regulations concerning the presence or disposal of hazardous
substances, (iv) compliance of the Property with the Americans with Disabilities Act or
any similar law, or (v) compliance of the Property with any zoning laws or ordinances and
any and all applicable safety codes, and acceptance of the Deed to the Property by the
successful purchaser shall constitute a waiver of any claims against the Substitute Trustees
or the Beneficiary concerning any of the foregoing matters. The successful purchaser
recognizes that any investigation, examination or inspection of the Property is within the
control of the owner or other parties in possession of the Property and not within the
control of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary.
Conveyance shall be by Substitute Trustees' Deed, without covenant or warranty, express
or implied. The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty to the Property from
and after the date of sale will be upon the successful purchaser. The Property is sold
subject to all taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer, water, drainage and
other public improvements whether assessments have been levied or not through date of
closing. The Beneficiary and Substitute Trustees assume no liability for fuel, gas, electricity,
utilities and other operating charges accrued before or after the sale and shall be the
sole responsibility of the purchaser. All costs incident to the settlement and conveyancing
including, without limitation, examination of title, conveyancing, all recordation taxes and
charges, all transfer taxes and charges, title insurance premiums, notary fees, settlement
fees and all other costs incident to settlement shall be at the cost of the successful
purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee cannot convey title, the purchaser's sole remedy is a
return of deposit. In the event the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey marketable title
or in the event the borrower entered into a repayment plan, reinstated or paid the loan off
prior to the sale, or if for any other reason, the undersigned did not have the right to sell, the
sale is null and void and the purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy other
than return of the deposit without interest and any and all other claims of the purchaser are
hereby released.
Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the time of sale. All inquiries
regarding the sale should be directed to Stephen B. Jackson, Substituted Trustee.
STEPHEN B. JACKSON and STEVEN P. HENNE
Substitute Trustees
18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 400
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 977-8400
Washington Post
September 4, 6, 8, 11 and 13, 2017
12125800
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Multifamily Deed of Trust,
Assignment of Leases and Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing from MayfairCorcoran, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to Premium Title & Escrow LLC, Trustee,
executed July 31, 2013 and recorded among the records of the Recorder of Deeds for the
District of Columbia on August 8, 2013 as Document No. 2013092856 (the "Deed of Trust"),
the undersigned substituted trustees (by virtue of Deed of Appointment between Fannie
Mae, a federally chartered corporation, as successor-in-interest to Centerline Mortgage
Capital Inc., (the "Beneficiary"), and said trustees recorded among the Land Records
for the District of Columbia), and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice recorded
August 9, 2017, a default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured
thereby and the covenants contained therein, and at the request of the Beneficiary, the
undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell, at public auction, within the office of ALEX
COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON,
D.C. on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
at 1:45 O'Clock, P.M.
the following described land and premises:
Parcel 1 - 1720 Corcoran Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Lots numbered Ten (10) to Thirteen (13), both inclusive, in Square numbered Four Thousand
Fifty (4050) in a subdivision made by Morris Cafritz, as per plat recorded in Liber 95 at folio
34 in the Office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia. Said property being now known
for assessment and taxation purposes as Lot numbered Eight Hundred (800) in Square
numbered Four Thousand Fifty (4050).
Parcel 2 - For 1721 Corcoran Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Lot numbered One (1) in Square West of Square numbered Four Thousand Fifty (W-4050) in
a subdivision made by Morris Cafritz, as per plat recorded in Liber 95 at folio 34 in the Office
of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia.
TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances
now erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment,
apparatus, machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings,
structures, improvements or appurtenances, and any equipment, machinery and other
personal property owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any
buildings thereon (collectively the “Improvements”) all as more particularly described in the
aforesaid Deed of Trust (collectively the "Property").
MANNER OF SALE
Parcel 1, together with any and all Improvements thereon and Parcel 2, together with
any and all Improvements thereon shall be offered for sale both individually and then
collectively. The successful bid(s) will be determined by the Substituted Trustees, in their
sole judgment and discretion, only after all individual and collective offerings are completed
TERMS OF SALE
ALL CASH. The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will be accepted
by the Substitute Trustees (unless the sale is postponed or cancelled) and all bids will
be provisional until acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Substitute Trustees
absolutely reserve the right to postpone the sale and/or cancel the sale at any time until
the auctioneer announces that the Property is "sold" and the deposit in the required
amount and form is received by the Substitute Trustees. A deposit in the amount of
Four Hundred Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($400,000.00) will be required at the time of
sale. Such deposit must be by cashier's check or certified check or in such other form as
the Substitute Trustees may determine in their sole discretion. The Beneficiary secured
by the Deed of Trust (or any related party) shall be exempted by the Substitute Trustees
from submitting any bidding deposit. The Substitute Trustees will, as a condition of the
sale, require all potential bidders except the Beneficiary to show their deposit before any
bidding begins. The retained deposit of the successful purchaser shall be applied, without
interest, to the successful purchaser's credit at settlement, provided, however, that in the
event the successful purchaser fails to consummate the purchase in accordance with the
terms of sale as herein provided, such deposit, at the option of the Substitute Trustees,
will be forfeited. The terms of sale must be complied with and settlement consummated
thereon within thirty (30) days from day of sale unless extended at the sole discretion of the
Substitute Trustees. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. The balance of the purchase price over
and above the retained deposit, with interest thereon at a rate of 8.00% per annum from
the date of sale through the date of receipt of the balance of the purchase price, will be due
at settlement in cash or certified funds; and if not so paid, the Substitute Trustees reserve
the right to retain the deposit and resell the Property at the risk and cost of the defaulting
purchaser, after such advertisement and on such terms as the Substitute Trustees may
deem proper, and to avail themselves and the Beneficiary of any legal or equitable rights
against the defaulting purchaser.
The Substitute Trustees reserve the right (i) to waive or modify the deposit requirement;
(ii) to approve or disapprove the creditworthiness of any bidder or final purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw all or part of the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of bidding;
(iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject any or all bids; and (vi) to
cancel or postpone the sale, all as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their discretion.
The Property is sold subject to the rights, if any, of parties in possession, if such rights
have priority over the Deed of Trust, and to any and all covenants, dedications, conditions,
restrictions, easements, rights of way, and limitations of record. The Property will be sold
"WHERE IS" and in "AS IS" condition without any warranty as to condition, express or
implied, and without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information
furnished to prospective bidders by the Substitute Trustees or any other party and without
any other representations or warranty of any nature. Without limiting the generality of
the foregoing, the Property will be sold without representation or warranty as to (i) title
to the Property, (ii) the nature, condition, structural integrity, or fitness for a particular use
of any improvements, fixtures or personal property included within the Property, (iii) the
environmental condition of the Property or the compliance of the Property with federal,
state and local laws and regulations concerning the presence or disposal of hazardous
substances, (iv) compliance of the Property with the Americans with Disabilities Act or
any similar law, or (v) compliance of the Property with any zoning laws or ordinances and
any and all applicable safety codes, and acceptance of the Deed to the Property by the
successful purchaser shall constitute a waiver of any claims against the Substitute Trustees
or the Beneficiary concerning any of the foregoing matters. The successful purchaser
recognizes that any investigation, examination or inspection of the Property is within the
control of the owner or other parties in possession of the Property and not within the
control of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary.
Conveyance shall be by Substitute Trustee’s Deed, without covenant or warranty, express
or implied. The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty to the Property from and
after the date of sale will be upon the successful purchaser. The Property is sold subject
to all condominium assessments, taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer,
water, drainage and other public improvements whether assessments have been levied or
not through date of closing. The Beneficiary and Substitute Trustee assume no liability for
fuel, gas, electricity, utilities and other operating charges accrued before or after the sale
and shall be the sole responsibility of the purchaser. All costs incident to the settlement
and conveyancing including, without limitation, examination of title, conveyancing, all
recordation taxes and charges, all transfer taxes and charges, title insurance premiums,
notary fees, settlement fees and all other costs incident to settlement shall be at the cost
of the successful purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee cannot convey title, the purchaser's
sole remedy is a return of deposit. In the event the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey
marketable title or in the event the borrower entered into a repayment plan, reinstated or
paid the loan off prior to the sale, or if for any other reason, the undersigned did not have
the right to sell, the sale is null and void and the purchaser is not entitled to any legal or
equitable remedy other than return of the deposit without interest and any and all other
claims of the purchaser are hereby released.
Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the time of sale. All inquiries
regarding the sale should be directed to Stephen B. Jackson, Substituted Trustee.
STEPHEN B. JACKSON and STEVEN P. HENNE
Substitute Trustees
18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 400
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 977-8400
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ALEX COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC.,
5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20015
202-364-0306
www.alexcooper.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
located in the District of Columbia
known as
5005-5011 BASS PLACE, S.E., WASHINGTON, DC 20019
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Multifamily Deed of Trust,
Assignment of Leases and Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing from 5005 Bass Place,
LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to Premium Title & Escrow LLC, Trustee, executed
June 30, 2014 and recorded among the Land Records of the District of Columbia on July 9,
2014 as Document No. 2014061026-22 (the "Deed of Trust"), the undersigned substituted
trustees (by virtue of Deed of Appointment between Fannie Mae, a federally chartered
corporation, as successor-in-interest to Centerline Mortgage Capital Inc., (the "Beneficiary"),
and said trustees recorded among the Land Records for the District of Columbia), and
in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice recorded August 9, 2017, a default having
occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and the covenants contained
therein, and at the request of the Beneficiary, the undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell,
at public auction, within the office of ALEX COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5301 WISCONSIN
AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON, D.C. on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
at 1:40 O'Clock, P.M.
the following described land and premises:
Lot numbered Thirty-nine (39) in Square numbered Fifty-three Hundred Twenty-four (5324) in
a subdivision made by Jerome Friedlander and Arthur Marguiles, as per plat recorded in Liber
149 at folio 42 among the Records of the Office of the Surveyor for the District of Columbia.
TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances now
erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment, apparatus,
machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings, structures,
improvements or appurtenances, and any equipment, machinery and other personal property
owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any buildings thereon
(collectively the “Improvements”) all as more particularly described in the aforesaid Deed of
Trust (collectively the "Property").
TERMS OF SALE
ALL CASH. The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will be accepted by the
Substitute Trustees (unless the sale is postponed or cancelled) and all bids will be provisional
until acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Substitute Trustees absolutely reserve
the right to postpone the sale and/or cancel the sale at any time until the auctioneer
announces that the Property is "sold" and the deposit in the required amount and form is
received by the Substitute Trustees. A deposit in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand
and No/100 Dollars ($200,000.00) will be required at the time of sale. Such deposit must
be by cashier's check or certified check or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees
may determine in their sole discretion. The Beneficiary secured by the Deed of Trust (or
any related party) shall be exempted by the Substitute Trustees from submitting any bidding
deposit, and Beneficiary shall be allowed to credit bid at the sale. The Substitute Trustees will,
as a condition of the sale, require all potential bidders except the Beneficiary to show their
deposit before any bidding begins. The retained deposit of the successful purchaser shall
be applied, without interest, to the successful purchaser's credit at settlement, provided,
however, that in the event the successful purchaser fails to consummate the purchase
in accordance with the terms of sale as herein provided, such deposit, at the option of
the Substitute Trustees, will be forfeited. The terms of sale must be complied with and
settlement consummated thereon within thirty (30) days from day of sale unless extended at
the sole discretion of the Substitute Trustees. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. The balance of the
purchase price over and above the retained deposit, with interest thereon at a rate of 4.80%
per annum from the date of sale through the date of receipt of the balance of the purchase
price, will be due at settlement in certified funds; and if not so paid, the Substitute Trustees
reserve the right to retain the deposit and resell the Property at the risk and cost of the
defaulting purchaser, after such advertisement and on such terms as the Substitute Trustees
may deem proper, and to avail themselves and the Beneficiary of any legal or equitable rights
against the defaulting purchaser.
The Substitute Trustees reserve the right (i) to waive or modify the deposit requirement;
(ii) to approve or disapprove the creditworthiness of any bidder or final purchaser; (iii) to
withdraw all or part of the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of bidding;
(iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject any or all bids; and (vi) to
cancel or postpone the sale, all as the Substitute Trustees may determine in their discretion.
The Property is sold subject to the rights, if any, of parties in possession, if such rights
have priority over the Deed of Trust, and to any and all covenants, dedications, conditions,
restrictions, easements, rights of way, and limitations of record. The Property will be sold
"WHERE IS" and in "AS IS" condition without any warranty as to condition, express or implied,
and without any representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information furnished
to prospective bidders by the Substitute Trustees or any other party and without any other
representations or warranty of any nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
the Property will be sold without representation or warranty as to (i) title to the Property, (ii)
the nature, condition, structural integrity, or fitness for a particular use of any improvements,
fixtures or personal property included within the Property, (iii) the environmental condition
of the Property or the compliance of the Property with federal, state and local laws and
regulations concerning the presence or disposal of hazardous substances, (iv) compliance of
the Property with the Americans with Disabilities Act or any similar law, or (v) compliance
of the Property with any zoning laws or ordinances and any and all applicable safety codes,
and acceptance of the Deed to the Property by the successful purchaser shall constitute a
waiver of any claims against the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary concerning any of the
foregoing matters. The successful purchaser recognizes that any investigation, examination
or inspection of the Property is within the control of the owner or other parties in possession
of the Property and not within the control of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary.
Conveyance shall be by Substitute Trustees' Deed, without covenant or warranty, express or
implied. The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty to the Property from and after
the date of sale will be upon the successful purchaser. The Property is sold subject to all
taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer, water, drainage and other public
improvements whether assessments have been levied or not through date of closing. The
Beneficiary and Substitute Trustees assume no liability for fuel, gas, electricity, utilities and
other operating charges accrued before or after the sale and shall be the sole responsibility
of the purchaser. All costs incident to the settlement and conveyancing including, without
limitation, examination of title, conveyancing, all recordation taxes and charges, all transfer
taxes and charges, title insurance premiums, notary fees, settlement fees and all other costs
incident to settlement shall be at the cost of the successful purchaser. If the Substitute
Trustee cannot convey title, the purchaser's sole remedy is a return of deposit. In the event
the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey marketable title or in the event the borrower
entered into a repayment plan, reinstated or paid the loan off prior to the sale, or if for
any other reason, the undersigned did not have the right to sell, the sale is null and void
and the purchaser is not entitled to any legal or equitable remedy other than return of the
deposit without interest and any and all other claims of the purchaser are hereby released.
Additional terms and conditions may be announced at the time of sale. All inquiries regarding
the sale should be directed to Stephen B. Jackson, Substituted Trustee.
STEPHEN B. JACKSON and STEVEN P. HENNE
Substitute Trustees
18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 400
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 977-8400
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ORLANS PC
1602 VILLAGE MARKET BLVD. SE, SUITE 310
LEESBURG, VA 20175
703-777-7101
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
1511 BRIGHTON DAM ROAD
BROOKEVILLE, MD 20833
Under a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from
MICHAEL J. LAVIN AND JOSEPH E. PETERS, dated March
19, 2008 and recorded in Liber 35552, folio 676 RERECORDED IN LIBER 53090 AND FOLIO 461, among the
Land Records of MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD, default having
occurred thereunder (Foreclosure Case docketed as Case
No.428380V; Tax ID No.08-01734276 ) the Sub. Trustees
will sell at public auction at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, located at 50 MARYLAND AVENUE,
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850, on
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD and more fully
described in above referenced Deed of Trust.
The property will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to
conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the
same, if any and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit $19,600.00 will be required at the
time of sale, such deposit to be in CERTIFIED CHECK OR BY
CASHIER'S CHECK, CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of
final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for MONTGOMERY
COUNTY. Time is of the essence as to the purchaser. If the
purchaser defaults, the deposit shall be forfeited and the
property shall be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense.
The purchaser waives personal service and accepts service by
first class mail and certified mail addressed to the address
provided by said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum
of Sale for any Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this
sale including a Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of
the Property.In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive any benefit from the resale,
including, but not limited to, additional proceeds or surplus
which may arise therefrom. Interest to be paid on the unpaid
purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note
from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the
Substitute Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in
the event additional funds are tendered at the time of sale or
any time prior to settlement or if the settlement is delayed
for any reason. In the event that the Secured Party executes
a forbearance agreement with the borrower(s) described in the
above-mentioned Deed of Trust, or allows the borrower(s) to
execute their right to reinstate or payoff the subject loan,
prior to the sale, with or without the Substitute Trustee's prior
knowledge, this Contract shall be null and void and of no effect,
and the Purchaser's sole remedy shall be the return of the deposit
without interest. Purchaser shall pay for documentary stamps,
transfer taxes and settlement expenses. Taxes, ground rent,
water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association
dues, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual
basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if
applicable, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed
thereafter by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible
for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser
assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date
of sale forward. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey
insurable title for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in
law or equity shall be limited to a refund of the aforementioned
deposit without interest. In the event the sale is not ratified
for any reason, the Purchaser's sole remedy, at law or equity,
is the return of the deposit without interest. (File # 555539)
JAMES E. CLARKE,
RENEE DYSON,
HUGH J. GREEN,
SHANNON MENAPACE,
KHALID D. WALKER,
CHRISTINE M. DREXEL,
BRIAN F. THOMAS,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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Montgomery County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
9911 WATKINS ROAD
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to 1ST TITLE AGENCY INC, Trustee(s), dated
October 24, 2008, and recorded among the Land Records of
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 36265, folio
146, MODIFIED MAY 1, 2010 IN LIBER 39635, FOLIO 24 the
holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument
duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default
having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of
the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee
will offer for sale at public auction at THE MONTGOMERY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 50 MARYLAND AVENUE,
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 ON,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:00AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD and described
as follows:
All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land as more particularly
described in a Deed recorded at Deed Book 7586, page 546
among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition,
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials,
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $21,500.00 payable in certified
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser
at time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon
final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of MONTGOMERY
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 5.0% on
unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement.
The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to
post a deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured
party) will be required to complete full settlement of the
purchase of the property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of
the ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the
purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be
resold at the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser.
All other public charges and private charges or assessments,
including water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be
adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and
transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement
shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium
and/or homeowner association dues and assessments will be
adjusted to date of sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for
any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute
Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to
take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law
or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned
deposit. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against
the Substitute Trustees whether known or unknown. These
provisions shall survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit,
this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser
shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees.
The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the
loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered
into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale
is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without
interest. Additional terms and conditions, if applicable, maybe
announced at the time and date of sale. File No. (16-05981)
Robert E. Frazier, Thomas J. Gartner, Laura D. Harris,
Thomas W. Hodge, Robert M. Oliveri, David M. Williamson,
Keith M. Yacko, and Gene Jung,
Substitute Trustees
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850
850
Montgomery County
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SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2017
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
20405 SAWGRASS DRIVE
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to KIRK LANGS, Trustee(s), dated June 17,
2003, and recorded among the Land Records of MONTGOMERY
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 24690, folio 788, the holder
of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument
duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default
having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of
the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee
will offer for sale at public auction at THE MONTGOMERY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 50 MARYLAND AVENUE,
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 ON,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:00AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD and described
as follows:
LOT NUMBERED NINETEEN (19) IN THE SUBDIVISION
KNOWN AS "PLAT 511, INGLESIDE, EASTGATE, MONTGOMERY VILLAGE", AND DULY RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
164 AT PLAT 18502, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition,
merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or
other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters,
and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $33,000.00 payable in certified
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser
at time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon
final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of MONTGOMERY
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 6.75% on
unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement.
The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to
post a deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured
party) will be required to complete full settlement of the
purchase of the property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of
the ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the
purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be
resold at the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser.
All other public charges and private charges or assessments,
including water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be
adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and
transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement
shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium
and/or homeowner association dues and assessments will be
adjusted to date of sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for
any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute
Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to
take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law
or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned
deposit. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against
the Substitute Trustees whether known or unknown. These
provisions shall survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit,
this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser
shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees.
The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the
loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered
into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale
is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without
interest. Additional terms and conditions, if applicable, maybe
announced at the time and date of sale. File No. (17-06576)
Robert E. Frazier, Thomas J. Gartner, Laura D. Harris, Robert M.
Oliveri, Christine Johnson, Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher, and
Gene Jung,
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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12124993 SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2017
12125640
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BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUITE 100
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
KNOWN AS
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
17 HOMECREST COURT
KNOWN AS
Silver Spring, MD 20906
7221 Titonka Way
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in
Derwood, MD 20855
a certain Deed of Trust to KIRK SMITH, Trustee(s), dated Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
October 19, 2005, and recorded among the Land Records of Deed of Trust to AL G. NOLAN AND PATRICK M. GALLAGHER,
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 32226, folio Trustee(s), dated May 27, 2003, and recorded among the
728, RE-RECORDED OCTOBER 04, 2013 IN LIBER 47757, Land Records of MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber
FOLIO 452 the holder of the indebtedness secured by this 24371, folio 117, the holder of the indebtedness secured by
Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute
Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land
Records, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and Records, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and
at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned
Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at
THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 50 THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 50
MARYLAND AVENUE, ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 ON,
MARYLAND AVENUE, ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 ON,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:00AM
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD and described thereon situated in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD and described
as follows:
as follows:
LOT NUMBERED TWENTY-FOUR (24) IN THE SUBDIVISION LOT NUMBERED EIGHT (8), IN BLOCK "N" IN THE SUBDIVIKNOWN AS "BEL PRE FARMS", AS PER PLAT THEREOF SION KNOWN AS "PLAT 26, DERWOOD STATION" AS PER PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 113 AT PLAT 13332, AMONG THEREOF DULY RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF
THE LAND RECORDS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK 114 AT
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition PLAT 13566.
without either express or implied warranty or representation, The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a without either express or implied warranty or representation,
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condi- including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
tion, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, mate- particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condirials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, tion, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, matemerchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or rials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition,
other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or
and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters,
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $43,000.00 payable in certified assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $ 20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
at time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of MONTGOMERY NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 2.0% on of the purchase price with interest at 5.75% per annum from
unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
post a deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
party) will be required to complete full settlement of the will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
purchase of the property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
the ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the association dues and assessments that may become due after
purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
resold at the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
All other public charges and private charges or assessments, taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
including water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
and/or homeowner association dues and assessments will be mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
adjusted to date of sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
deposit. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
the Substitute Trustees whether known or unknown. These
provisions shall survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit, Trustee's File No. (17237)
this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees.
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the
loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered
into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale
is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without
interest. Additional terms and conditions, if applicable, maybe
announced at the time and date of sale. File No. (13-25481)
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Robert E. Frazier, Thomas J. Gartner, Laura D. Harris, Robert M. AUGUST 30, SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 2017
12124785
Oliveri, Christine Johnson, Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher, and 851
Prince Georges County 851 Prince Georges County
Gene Jung,
Substitute Trustees
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SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2017
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
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Montgomery County
12127212
ORLANS PC
1602 VILLAGE MARKET BLVD. SE, SUITE 310
LEESBURG, VA 20175
703-777-7101
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
1631 CARRIAGE HOUSE TERRACE UNIT F
SILVER SPRING, MD 20904
Under a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from ROBERT
JAMES BARTON, dated August 28, 2009 and recorded in Liber
38688, folio 207 RE-RECORDED IN LIBER 50394 AND FOLIO
021, among the Land Records of MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD,
default having occurred thereunder (Foreclosure Case docketed
as Case No.430362V ; Tax ID No.05-02405595 ) the Sub.
Trustees will sell at public auction at the MONTGOMERY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, located at 50 MARYLAND AVENUE,
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850, on
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD and more fully
described in above referenced Deed of Trust.
The property will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to
conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the
same, if any and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit $9,700.00 will be required at the
time of sale, such deposit to be in CERTIFIED CHECK OR BY
CASHIER'S CHECK, CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of
final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for MONTGOMERY
COUNTY. Time is of the essence as to the purchaser. If the
purchaser defaults, the deposit shall be forfeited and the
property shall be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense.
The purchaser waives personal service and accepts service by
first class mail and certified mail addressed to the address
provided by said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum
of Sale for any Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this
sale including a Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of
the Property.In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive any benefit from the resale,
including, but not limited to, additional proceeds or surplus
which may arise therefrom. Interest to be paid on the unpaid
purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note
from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the
Substitute Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in
the event additional funds are tendered at the time of sale or
any time prior to settlement or if the settlement is delayed
for any reason. In the event that the Secured Party executes
a forbearance agreement with the borrower(s) described in the
above-mentioned Deed of Trust, or allows the borrower(s) to
execute their right to reinstate or payoff the subject loan,
prior to the sale, with or without the Substitute Trustee's prior
knowledge, this Contract shall be null and void and of no effect,
and the Purchaser's sole remedy shall be the return of the deposit
without interest. Purchaser shall pay for documentary stamps,
transfer taxes and settlement expenses. Taxes, ground rent,
water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association
dues, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual
basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if
applicable, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed
thereafter by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible
for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser
assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date
of sale forward. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey
insurable title for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in
law or equity shall be limited to a refund of the aforementioned
deposit without interest. In the event the sale is not ratified
for any reason, the Purchaser's sole remedy, at law or equity,
is the return of the deposit without interest. (File # 548912)
JAMES E. CLARKE,
RENEE DYSON,
HUGH J. GREEN,
PATRICK M.A. DECKER,
KHALID D. WALKER,
CHRISTINE M. DREXEL,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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AUGUST 23, 30, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
12125200
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Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Alexander
A. Nkemasong dated November 30, 2007 and recorded in Liber 29299,
folio 387 among the Land Records of Prince George's County, MD, default
having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at
public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, 14735 Main
St., Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 (Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St.),
on
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 AT 10:52 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #20-2227254.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $31,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 63457.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
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Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
13810 STROH CT.
ACCOKEEK, MD 20607
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from John
P.Pearson, Jr. dated December 30, 2013 and recorded in Liber 35591, folio
30 among the Land Records of Prince George's County, MD, default having
occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public
auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, 14735 Main St.,
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 (Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St.), on
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 AT 10:55 AM
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ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #05-3816410.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $32,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 67057.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Sep 6, Sep 13 & Sep 20
12125654
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OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
5930 89TH PL.
NEW CARROLLTON, MD 20784
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 10:54 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #18-2071249.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $29,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 58876.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12125000
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
16 FARMINGTON RD.
ACCOKEEK, MD 20607
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #05-3742400.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $91,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 63436.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12125136
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
4703 ENGLISH CT.
SUITLAND, MD 20746
Prince Georges County
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Tiffany
Scott and Brandon McKenzie-Freeman dated August 8, 2006 and recorded
in Liber 25800, folio 316 and re-recorded in Liber 26402, Folio 736 among
the Land Records of Prince George's County, MD, default having occurred
under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the
Circuit Court for Prince George's County, 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro,
MD, 20772 (Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St.), on
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 AT 10:54 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings
and improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and
described as Unit 3908-D Building 1, in the Condominium Regime known
as "Stonegate, a Condominium" and more fully described in the aforesaid
Deed of Trust. Tax ID #06-0505032.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $11,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 62776.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 23, Aug 30 & Sep 6
12123587
852
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Terrence
D. Via and Tanya A. Via dated June 22, 2007 and recorded in Liber 28163,
folio 694 among the Land Records of Prince George's County, MD, default
having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at
public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, 14735 Main
St., Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 (Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St.),
on
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 10:55 AM
851
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
3908 D STONEGATE DR.
A/R/T/A 3908 STONEGATE DR., UNIT D
SUITLAND, MD 20746
1003 ELFIN AVE.
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD 20743
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Daniel
Waller dated November 22, 2006 and recorded in Liber 27172, folio 726
among the Land Records of Prince George's County, MD, default having
occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public
auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, 14735 Main St.,
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 (Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St.), on
Prince Georges County
Anne Arundel County
852
Anne Arundel County
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
223 CARROLL RD.
GLEN BURNIE, MD 21060
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Ernest W.
Purdham and Karen Purdham a/k/a Karen M. Purdham dated September
20, 2004 and recorded in Liber 15397, folio 371 among the Land Records
of Anne Arundel County, MD, default having occurred under the terms
thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for
Anne Arundel County, at the Court House Door, 8 Church Circle, Annapolis,
MD 21401, on
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 AT 9:30 AM
ALL THAT LEASEHOLD LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Anne Arundel County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #05-324-18088000.
The property will be sold subject to an annual ground rent of $90.00,
payable on the 22nd day of March and September.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $16,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 61020.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
LICENSE NOS. A000004, A000176, A000177, A000234, A000297,A000338,
A000394, A000424, A000429, A000445, A000465
Sep 6, Sep 13 & Sep 20
12125651
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Laronda
R. Richardson f/k/a Laronda R. Boyce dated December 20, 2011 and
recorded in Liber 33380, folio 315 among the Land Records of Prince
George's County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof,
the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince
George's County, 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 (Duval Wing
entrance, located on Main St.), on
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 10:52 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #06-0581900.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $22,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 67380.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12124998
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
9207 VANFLEET CT.
LAUREL, MD 20708
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Demetrius
Kelley dated July 30, 2015 and recorded in Liber 37067, folio 97 among
the Land Records of Prince George's County, MD, default having occurred
under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the
Circuit Court for Prince George's County, 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro,
MD, 20772 (Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St.), on
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 10:53 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Prince George's County, MD and more
fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #10-1000629.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $27,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 66989.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12124999
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
7903 ROYAL MINT PLACE
PASADENA, MD 21122
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to ROBERT A. ALTIERI, Trustee(s), dated
July 29, 2011, and recorded among the Land Records of
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 23696, folio
0281, the holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of
Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by
instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the
request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at THE ANNE
ARUNDEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 8 CHURCH
CIR, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 ON,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED 14, BLOCK IV, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT
ENTITLED "PHASE 1-B CHESTERFIELD", WHICH PLAT IS
RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF ANNE ARUNDEL
COUNTY, MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK 74, FOLIO 34.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition,
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials,
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance of
the purchase price with interest at 3.875% per annum from
the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
association dues and assessments that may become due after
the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
Trustee's File No. (52655)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
852
Anne Arundel County
852
Anne Arundel County
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
1641 MIDLAND ROAD
EDGEWATER, MD 21037
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to EDWARD P. BARKER, WILLIAM J.
ZIEGLER AND WANDA H. WRIGHT, Trustee(s), dated September
21, 2007, and recorded among the Land Records of ANNE
ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 19582, folio 0373,
the holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of
Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by
instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the
request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at THE ANNE
ARUNDEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 8 CHURCH
CIR, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 ON,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
ALL THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED OF TRUST
RECORDED OCTOBER 15, 2007 IN LIBER 19582, FOLIO
0373.
THE PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO A PRIOR MORTGAGE, THE
AMOUNT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE TIME OF THE SALE IF
AVAILABLE.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition,
merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or
other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters,
and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance
of the purchase price with interest at 5.24% per annum from
the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
association dues and assessments that may become due after
the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
Trustee's File No. (51028)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
A181, A316, A311, A182, A183, A425, A426, A461, A463
AUGUST 23, 30, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
12123464
Anne Arundel County
852
Anne Arundel County
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
510 FOREST VIEW ROAD
LINTHICUM, MD 21090
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to DAVID E. WATERS AND ANTHONY B. OLMERT,
SR. , Trustee(s), dated July 2, 2015, and recorded among the
Land Records of ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber
28759, folio 093, the holder of the indebtedness secured by
this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute
Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land
Records, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and
at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned
Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at
THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 8
CHURCH CIR, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 ON,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
ALL THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED OF TRUST
RECORDED SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 IN LIBER 28759, FOLIO
093.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition,
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials,
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance of
the purchase price with interest at 4.375% per annum from
the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
association dues and assessments that may become due after
the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
Trustee's File No. (51640)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
852
Anne Arundel County
852
D13
Anne Arundel County
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
201 Chalmers Avenue
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to ROBERT W. GARRISON, Trustee(s), dated
March 31, 2006, and recorded among the Land Records of
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 17714, folio
270, the holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of
Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by
instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the
request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute
Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at THE ANNE
ARUNDEL COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 8 CHURCH
CIR, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 ON,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOTS NUMBER SEVENTY-NINE (79), EIGHTY (80), AND
EIGHTY ONE (81), AS LAID OUT AND SHOWN UPON A PLAT
ENTITLED "FERNDALE FARMS", RECORDED AMONG THE
LAND RECORDS OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND IN
PLAT BOOK NO. 15, FOLIO 21.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition,
merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or
other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters,
and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance
of the purchase price with interest at 5.5% per annum from
the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
association dues and assessments that may become due after
the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
Trustee's File No. (5602)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
KNOWN AS
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
3687 6TH AVENUE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
EDGEWATER, MD 21037
2506 AIRY HILL CIR., UNIT E
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
CROFTON, MD 21114
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Under
and
by
virtue
of
the
power
of
sale
contained
in
a
certain
(301) 907-8000
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Lisa L.
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Deed of Trust to LEO W. DUNN, III, Trustee(s), dated July
Hopkins f/k/a Lisa L. Bruno dated August 24, 2005 and recorded in Liber
17027, folio 382 among the Land Records of Anne Arundel County, MD,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
25,
2014,
and
recorded
among
the
Land
Records
of
ANNE
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 27511, folio 475, the
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, at the
1 ACRE E/S HUNTINGTOWN RD.
Court House Door, 8 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, on
holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having
HUNTINGTOWN, MD 20639
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 AT 9:29 AM
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Wilfred
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings
N. Bullard and Pamela Bullard Jenkins dated July 20, 2007 and recorded
duly
recorded
among
the
aforesaid
Land
Records,
default
having
and improvements thereon situated in Anne Arundel County, MD and
in Liber 3026, folio 432 among the Land Records of Calvert County, MD,
described as Unit 6-E, Phase 4, The Tiers of Walden Condominium and
occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the party default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #02-903at public auction at the Circuit Court for Calvert County, at the Court
secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer sell
90071530.
House Door, 175 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678, on
for sale at public auction at THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 AT 3:37 PM
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
COURTHOUSE
LOCATED
AT
8
CHURCH
CIR,
ANNAPOLIS,
MD
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. The property
improvements thereon situated in Calvert County, MD and described as
21401 ON,
will be sold subject to a prior mortgage, the amount to be announced at
follows: Lot one (1), containing 1.00 acre, more or less, as shown on an
the time of sale.
unrecorded plat entitled "Preliminary Plan - Minor Subdivision - Family
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $6,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
Conveyance - Elizabeth Bullard Property." Tax ID #02-143577.
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
ALL
THAT
FEE
SIMPLE
LOT
OF
GROUND
and
improvements
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
of sale by the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Interest to be
and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
thereon situated in ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD and condition
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
described
as
follows:
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $8,000 by cash or certified check. Balance
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final
LOTS 79 AND 80, IN BLOCK "O", AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT of
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Calvert County. Interest to
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
ENTITLED "SELBY ON THE BAY PROPERTIES", AS PER PLAT be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
THEREOF
RECORDED
IN
PLAT
BOOK
8,
FOLIO
14
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition interest
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
without either express or implied warranty or representation, obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
including
but
not
limited
to
the
description,
fitness
for
a
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, to
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
be announced at the time of sale.
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, mer- assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and physical
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record be announced at the time of sale.
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of purchaser's
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
expenses,
attorney’s
fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY this
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance of risk
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
the purchase price with interest at 3.875% per annum from reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
Trustees' file number 63593.
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments party
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
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will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed Trustees' file number 63366.
LICENSE NOS. A000004, A000176, A000177, A000234, A000297,A000338,
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
by
purchaser.
If
applicable,
condominium
and/or
homeowner
A000394, A000424, A000429, A000445, A000465
COOPER AUCTS, INC.
association dues and assessments that may become due after ALEX
Aug 23, Aug 30 & Sep 6
12123164
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer Aug 23, Aug 30 & Sep 6
12123921
taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
(301) 907-8000
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
(301) 907-8000
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
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810 SOUTH RIVER LANDING
Motion
to
Default
Purchaser
and
for
Resale
of
the
Property.
If
SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEES’ SALE
EDGEWATER, MD 21037
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
the
sale
is
not
ratified
or
if
the
Substitute
Trustees
are
unable
to
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Mary
12969 MOHAWK DR.
convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
E. Schnitzer dated June 15, 2005 and recorded in Liber 16466, folio 323
F/K/A 4 BEECH DR.
among the Land Records of Anne Arundel County, MD, default having
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
LUSBY, MD 20657
occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public
auction at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, at the Court House
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Nancy L.
Trustee's File No. (52614)
Door, 8 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, on
Love dated December 5, 1989 and recorded in Liber 500, folio 934 among
the
Land
Records
of
Calvert
County, MD, default having occurred under
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 9:30 AM
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
Court for Calvert County, at the Court House Door, 175 Main St., Prince
and improvements thereon situated in Anne Arundel County, MD and
described as Unit 810, Section VIII, as shown on a plat of South River
Landing Condominium and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of
Trust. Tax ID #01-754-90045272.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $97,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of
the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification
of sale by the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Interest to be
paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 65437.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
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852
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
LICENSE NOS. A000004, A000176, A000177, A000234, A000297,A000338,
A000394, A000424, A000429, A000445, A000465
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12125138
Frederick, MD 20678, on
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 3:31 PM
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A181, A316, A311, A182, A183, A425, A426, A461, A463
AUGUST 23, 30, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
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LEGAL
NOTICES
To place your
legal notice in the
Classified section:
Call:
202-334-7007
e-mail:
legalnotices@washpost.com
WP 2x3
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Calvert County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #01-075691.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $5,000 by cash or certified check. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Calvert County. Interest to
be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the
Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 67501.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12125683
OPQRS
D14
853
Calvert County
853
857
Calvert County
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
241 LAUREL DR.
LUSBY, MD 20657
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Ethel M.
Long and Laronda Willett dated April 25, 2008 and recorded in Liber 3163,
folio 450 among the Land Records of Calvert County, MD, default having
occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public
auction at the Circuit Court for Calvert County, at the Court House Door,
175 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678, on
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 AT 3:36 PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Calvert County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #01-055461.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $39,000 by cash or certified check. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Calvert County. Interest to
be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the
Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received
in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of
interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 53184.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 23, Aug 30 & Sep 6
855
Charles County
12123920
855
Charles County
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
16224 AND 16195 WILKERSON PL.
BRANDYWINE, MD 20613
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from James
R. Wilkerson and Christine J. Wilkerson dated May 4, 2004 and recorded
in Liber 4725, folio 24 among the Land Records of Charles County, MD,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Charles County, 200 Charles
St., La Plata, MD 20646, (Sale will be held in the breezeway between the
Circuit Court and the District Court), on
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 1:06 PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Charles County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #09-011994 and Tax ID
#09-000968.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $31,000 by cash or certified check. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Charles County. Interest
to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to
the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are
received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement
of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 64872.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 30, Sep 6 & Sep 13
12125685
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
3690 WORTHINGTON ST.
WHITE PLAINS, MD 20695
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Anastasia
English and Gregory English dated June 28, 2005 and recorded in Liber
5376, folio 14 among the Land Records of Charles County, MD, default
having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at
public auction at the Circuit Court for Charles County, 200 Charles St., La
Plata, MD 20646, (Sale will be held in the breezeway between the Circuit
Court and the District Court), on
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 AT 1:05 PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Charles County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #06-296408.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $42,000 by cash or certified check. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Charles County. Interest
to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to
the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are
received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement
of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 67159.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
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Howard County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
9507 THORNTON WOODS WAY
Columbia, MD 21046
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to EQUITY SETTLEMENTS, Trustee(s), dated
March 17, 2007, and recorded among the Land Records of
HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 10615, folio 470, the
holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument
duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having
occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the party
secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for
sale at public auction at THE HOWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT THE THOMAS DORSEY BUILDING, 9250 BENDIX
ROAD, COLUMBIA, MD. 21045 ON,
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 at 12:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in HOWARD COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
ALL THAT PROPERTY SITUATE IN HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND: LOT NO.18 AS SHOWN ON PLAT ENTITLED, THORNTON
WOODS, LOTS 1 THRU 20, WHICH PLAT IS RECORDED
AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND AS PLAT NO.10884.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition,
merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or
other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters,
and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $37,500.00 payable in certified
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of HOWARD COUNTY,
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 6.5% on unpaid
purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The
secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a
deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured party) will
be required to complete full settlement of the purchase of the
property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of the ratification
of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the purchaser's
deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be resold at
the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. All other
public charges and private charges or assessments, including
water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be adjusted to
date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes
and all other costs incident to the settlement shall be borne by
the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
association dues and assessments will be adjusted to date of
sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for any reason,
including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute Trustees are
unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to take place for
any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law or equity shall
be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. The
purchaser waives all rights and claims against the Substitute
Trustees whether known or unknown. These provisions shall
survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be
void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further
claim against the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to postsale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to
cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior
to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall
be refunded without interest. Additional terms and conditions, if
applicable, maybe announced at the time and date of sale. File
No. (17-03736)
Robert E. Frazier, Thomas J. Gartner, Laura D. Harris, Robert M.
Oliveri, Christine Johnson, Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher, and
Gene Jung,
Substitute Trustees
www.hwestauctions.com
AUGUST 23, 30, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
12125193
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
7233 PRESERVATION COURT
Fulton, MD 20759
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to JACKIE MILLER, Trustee(s), dated October
3, 2005, and recorded among the Land Records of HOWARD
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 09558, folio 004, the holder
of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument
duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having
occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the party
secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for
sale at public auction at THE HOWARD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT THE THOMAS DORSEY BUILDING, 9250 BENDIX
ROAD, COLUMBIA, MD. 21045 ON,
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in HOWARD COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NUMBER 11 AS
SHOWN ON A PLAT ENTITLED "PINDELL WOODS LOTS 1 THRU
47 AND PRESERVATION PARCELS A THRU F, SHEET 1 OF
4 THROUGH SHEET 4 OF 4", WHICH PLAT IS RECORDED
AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF HOWARD COUNTY IN PLAT
BOOK NUMBERED MDR, NUMBER 14923.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
without either express or implied warranty or representation,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition,
merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or
other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters,
and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $108,000.00 payable in certified
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of HOWARD COUNTY,
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 2.5% on unpaid
purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The
secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a
deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured party) will
be required to complete full settlement of the purchase of the
property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of the ratification
of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the purchaser's
deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be resold at
the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. All other
public charges and private charges or assessments, including
water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be adjusted to
date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes
and all other costs incident to the settlement shall be borne by
the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
association dues and assessments will be adjusted to date of
sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for any reason,
including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute Trustees are
unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to take place for
any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law or equity shall
be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. The
purchaser waives all rights and claims against the Substitute
Trustees whether known or unknown. These provisions shall
survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be
void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further
claim against the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to postsale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to
cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior
to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall
be refunded without interest. Additional terms and conditions, if
applicable, maybe announced at the time and date of sale. File
No. (14-16302)
Robert E. Frazier, Thomas J. Gartner, Laura D. Harris, Thomas
W. Hodge, Robert M. Oliveri, David M. Williamson, Keith M.
Yacko, and Gene Jung,
Substitute Trustees
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SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2017
12126979
857
857
Howard County
WEDNESDAY SEP EMBER 6 20 7
Howard County
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
AT 11:00 A.M.
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and
improvements thereon situated in Howard County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #01-181106.
The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is"
condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $20,000 by cash or certified check. Balance
of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Howard County. Interest
to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to
the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are
received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement
of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement
or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be
obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including
agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private
charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent,
to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.
Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be
assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all
documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be
borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining
physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or
damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to
be announced at the time of sale.
If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the
purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of
the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement,
the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all
expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the
above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of
this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross
sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited
deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the
risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of
any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without
reselling the property. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus
results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser
and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured
party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection
with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale.
Trustees' file number 62437.
Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
Aug 23, Aug 30 & Sep 6
12122042
Fairfax County
Fairfax County
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF PROPERTY
LOCATED AT 8536 MONTICELLO AVENUE, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22308
SALE TO BE HELD AT THE FAIRFAX COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MAIN ENTRANCE
4110 CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA 22030
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
AT 11:10 A.M.
In execution of a certain Deed of Trust dated February 8, 2011 executed
by Rida N. Azer and Valerie A. Azer and recorded February 10, 2011
among the Land Records of the Clerk’s Office of the County of Fairfax,
Virginia at Deed Book 21540, Page No. 0434 (the "Deed of Trust") securing
John Marshall Bank (the “Noteholder”), default having occurred in the
payment of the debt secured thereby, and being instructed to do so by
the Noteholder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at
public at the Main Entrance of the Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain
Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 on September 28, 2017 beginning
at 11:10 a.m., the real estate (and personal property and improvements
thereon) known as 8536 Monticello Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22308
and designated as Tax Map No. 102-3-03-36-0028 and more particularly
described as follows:
All that certain lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Fairfax
County, Virginia, and more particularly described as follows:
Lots 28 through 31, inclusive, ADDITION “B”, Block Thirty-Six (36),
Subdivision of “VERNON ON THE POTOMAC”, as the same appears
duly platted and recorded in Liber B-8 at Page 119, et seq., of the
Fairfax County, Virginia land records.
AND BEING the same property conveyed to Rida N. Azer and Valerie
A. Azer, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety with full
common law rights of survivorship, by Deed of Richard C. Fay and
Bonnie A. Fay, husband and wife, dated December 15, 1987, recorded
December 17, 1987, in Deed Book 6918, at page 1221, among the
land records of Fairfax County, Virginia.
The personal property to be sold consists of personal property and fixtures
(if any) owned by Rida N. Azer and Valerie A. Azer and as described in
the Deed of Trust and actually located on the real property on the date
of sale. No representations or warranties are made as to the ownership,
existence or condition of any such personal property or fixtures, it being
the sole responsibility of the purchaser to make such determination.
Sale shall also be made subject to all encumbrances, rights, reservations,
conveyances, leases, conditions, easements, restrictive covenants, and
all recorded and unrecorded liens, if any, having priority over the Deed
of Trust, as they may lawfully affect the property. All loss or damage to
the property sold from and after the time of sale and before settlement
shall be at the risk of the successful bidder. Real estate taxes and all
other public charges and assessments shall be adjusted for the current
year to the date of sale and the purchaser shall be responsible for
payment of such taxes and charges beginning on the date of sale. All
income and expenses to be adjusted for the month of settlement to
date of settlement, and purchaser to assume all expenses thereafter.
The Substitute Trustee shall be liable for only those security deposits, if
any, and such income, if any, as the Substitute Trustee may have in his
actual possession on the date of settlement. Cost of all documentary
stamps, grantor, recordation and transfer taxes, notary and examination
of title fees will be paid by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee is
unable to convey the property as described above, the Purchaser's sole
remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to a refund of its deposit.
Upon such refund of the deposit to the purchaser, the sale shall be void
and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against
the Substitute Trustee, the lender or the other Beneficiaries (as defined
below).
The property will be sold (i) together with any and all furniture, fixtures
and equipment located on the property and not owned by any tenant
thereof; (ii) subject to and together with all recorded easements,
agreements, rights of way, charges, liens, mechanic's and materialmen's
liens, reservations, and other encumbrances, covenants, restrictions and
conditions affecting the property and not subordinate to said Deed
of Trust, if any, including without limitation, environmental conditions
(including wetlands, riparian rights, protected species), all applicable
federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations affecting the
property, and other matters which would be disclosed by an accurate
survey or inspection of the property; and (iii) subject to rights of tenants
not subordinate to said Deed of Trust, if any. No representation or
warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to whether any tenants,
subtenants or other parties in possession are actually in possession
and/or paying rent.
The property will be sold in "AS IS, WHERE IS" condition, without recourse.
The information contained herein as to the nature and description or
use of the property have been obtained from sources deemed reliable
and believed to be accurate when given; provided, however, neither
the Substitute Trustee nor the Noteholder, nor their respective agents,
successors and assigns (collectively, the "Beneficiaries") make any representations or warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the
property, or any tenancies or parties in possession, including without
limitation, the descriptions, use, dimensions, quantities, square footage,
parking, tenancies, structural integrity, physical condition, construction,
extent of construction, workmanship, materials, habitability, zoning, environmental condition, or fitness for a particular use or merchantability
of all or any part of the property or the improvements located thereon.
TERMS OF SALE
CASH. A bidder’s deposit of up to ten percent (10%) of the sale price
(the “Deposit”) by certified or cashier’s check may be required by the
Trustees for such bid to be accepted. The Trustees reserve the right to
prequalify any bidder prior to the sale and/or waive the requirement of the
Deposit. Immediately after the sale, the successful bidder shall execute
and deliver a memorandum of sale with the Trustees, copies of which
shall be available for inspection immediately prior to the sale, and shall
deliver to the Trustees the Deposit and the memorandum of sale. The
balance of the purchase price, together with interest at eight percent per
annum from the date of sale to the date of settlement, shall be paid by
the Purchaser. Settlement shall occur within thirty (30) days after the
sale date, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE with regard to the Purchaser’s
obligation.
/s/ Joseph F. Jackson
Substitute Trustee
/s/ Genevieve C. Bradley
Substitute Trustee
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joseph F. Jackson, Substitute Trustee
(703) 485-3535
8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 820
McLean, Virginia 22102
September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
12127839
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
2647 Babcock Road, Vienna, Virginia 22181
By virtue of authority vested in the Trustee by certain Trustee’s deed dated
March 26, 1996 and pursuant to the power reserved in that same deed
recorded in Deed Book 9674 page 1376 among the land records of Fairfax
County, Virginia, and having been requested to do so by the beneficiary of
said Trust Agreement, the Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in
front of the Fairfax County Circuit Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax,
VA 22030 on:
September 13, 2017 at 2:30 o’clock p.m.
All that certain lot or parcel of land, with all improvements thereon
and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate in Hunter Mill District,
Fairfax County, Virginia, containing 20,653 SF, more or less and being
particularly described as Parcel A of resubdivision of Lot 7 Five Oaks
the reference is hereby made for a more complete and accurate
description of the parcel hereby conveyed.
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 2647 Babcock Road, Vienna, VA 22181
TERMS OF SALE: Cash or certified funds. A bidder's deposit of $36,000.00
or 5% of successful bid, payable in cash or by certified or cashier's check
to the undersigned will be required of the successful bidder at time of
sale, which shall be applied to his or her credit in settlement, or should
he or she fail to complete the purchase promptly, to be applied to pay
costs and expenses of sale and balance, if any, to be retained by Trustee
as compensation in connection with sale. Terms of sale to be complied
with within 14 days from date of sale or property to be resold at costs
of defaulting purchaser. All real estate taxes are to be adjusted as of
date of sale. All costs of conveyancing, examination of title, state and
local recording fees, grantor taxes, notary fees, etc., to be at cost of
purchaser. Property sold as is, where is, without any duty of Trustee to
obtain possession for purchaser. Additional terms may be announced at
the sale.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen K. Christenson, P.C.
Counsel for Mary K. Devers, Trustee
By:___________________________________
Stephen K. Christenson, President
4160 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 591-3445
(Land Trust/Mary Devers, Trustee)
September 6, 2017
12125884
TRUSTEE'S SALE
2414 Cypress Green Lane
Herndon, VA 20171
In execution of the Deed of Trust dated July 1, 2005, and recorded in
Book 17496 at Page 2071 as Instrument Number 2005027227.006, of the
Fairfax County land records the undersigned Substitute Trustees, will offer
for sale at public auction on September 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the front
of the Fairfax County Circuit Court (Fairfax County Judicial Center, 4110
Chain Bridge Road), at Fairfax, Virginia, the following property:
Lot 49, Section One (1), GREAT OAK as the same appears duly dedicated,
platted and recorded in Deed Book 13145 at Page 323, among the land
records of Fairfax County, Virginia.
AND BEING part of the property conveyed to Engle Homes/Virginia, Inc.,
a Florida corporation, by Deed dated December 8, 2002 and recorded on
December 10, 2002 in Deed Book 13715, Page 195, among the land records
of Fairfax County, Virginia.
Tax No.: 0163 15 0049
The property and improvements will be sold in "as is" physical condition
without warranty of any kind.
TERMS OF SALE: A non-refundable bidder's deposit in the amount of ten
percent (10%) of the successful bid payable by cashier's/certified check
required at time of sale except for the party secured by the Deed of Trust.
Risk of loss on purchaser from date and time of auction. Balance of the
purchase price must be paid by cashier's check within 14 days from sale
date. Except for Virginia Grantor tax, all settlement costs and expenses
are purchaser's responsibility. Real estate taxes will be pro-rated to the
date of sale. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining possession of the
property. If purchaser defaults, deposit will be forfeited and property
resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser who shall be
liable for any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs, expenses
and attorney’s fees of both sales. If Trustees do not convey title for any
reason, purchaser's sole remedy is return of deposit without interest. This
sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan secured by the
Deed of Trust including, but not limited to, determining whether prior to
sale a bankruptcy was filed; a forbearance, repayment or other agreement
was entered into; or the loan was reinstated or paid off. In any such event
this sale shall be null and void and purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return
of deposit without interest. This communication is from a debt collector.
Old Dominion Trustees, Inc., Substitute Trustees
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
BUONASSISSI, HENNING & LASH, P.C.
1861 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 300
Reston, Virginia 20190
(703) 787-7562
File No. 8207.81555
August 30, September 6, 2017
878
Fairfax County
SALE TO BE HELD AT THE FAIRFAX COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MAIN ENTRANCE
4110 CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA 22030
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Todd Allen
Jenkins dated June 28, 2013 and recorded in Liber 15069, folio 494 among
the Land Records of Howard County, MD, default having occurred under
the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction, AUCTION
SALE TO BE HELD AT THE THOMAS DORSEY BUILDING, 9250 BENDIX ROAD,
COLUMBIA, MD 21045, on
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 AT 9:30 AM
872
872
Fairfax County
Stafford County
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF PROPERTY
LOCATED AT 8632 MOUNT VERNON HIGHWAY,
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22309
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
6398 WOODBURN AVE.
ELKRIDGE, MD 21075
872
872
In execution of a certain Deed of Trust dated June 1, 2009 executed by
Donald L. Noble, Trustee of the Metropolitan Washington Orthopaedic
Association, Chartered 1975 Employees’ Pension Plan and recorded June
5, 2009 among the Land Records of the Clerk’s Office of the County of
Fairfax, Virginia at Deed Book 20506, Page No. 1237 (the "Deed of Trust")
securing John Marshall Bank (the “Noteholder”), default having occurred
in the payment of the debt secured thereby, and being instructed to do so
by the Noteholder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at
public at the Main Entrance of the Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain
Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 on September 28, 2017 beginning
at 11:00 a.m., the real estate (and personal property and improvements
thereon) known as 8632 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, Virginia
22309 and designated as Tax Map No. 1014 10100013 and more
particularly described as follows::
All that certain lot or parcel of land situate in the County of Fairfax,
Commonwealth of Virginia, and being more particularly described as
follows:
Lot THIRTEEN (13), Block Ten (10), MT. VERNON HILLS, as shown on
plat attached to Deed of Trust which plat is recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 5, and recorded in Plat Book 4, at Pages 8 and 9, among the land
records of Fairfax County, Virginia.
AND BEING a part of the property conveyed to Rida Azer, M.D., P.A.,
Employees Pension Trust, by Deed from Winton Spiller, Jr. and Judith
A. Spiller, his wife, dated June 12, 1980, recorded June 17, 1980 Deed
Book 5440, at page 1051, among the land records of Fairfax County,
Virginia.
The personal property to be sold consists of personal property and fixtures
(if any) owned by the Metropolitan Washington Orthopaedic Association,
Chartered 1975 Employees’ Pension Plan and as described in the Deed of
Trust and actually located on the real property on the date of sale. No
representations or warranties are made as to the ownership, existence
or condition of any such personal property or fixtures, it being the sole
responsibility of the purchaser to make such determination.
Sale shall also be made subject to all encumbrances, rights, reservations,
conveyances, leases, conditions, easements, restrictive covenants, and
all recorded and unrecorded liens, if any, having priority over the Deed
of Trust, as they may lawfully affect the property. All loss or damage to
the property sold from and after the time of sale and before settlement
shall be at the risk of the successful bidder. Real estate taxes and all
other public charges and assessments shall be adjusted for the current
year to the date of sale and the purchaser shall be responsible for
payment of such taxes and charges beginning on the date of sale. All
income and expenses to be adjusted for the month of settlement to
date of settlement, and purchaser to assume all expenses thereafter.
The Substitute Trustee shall be liable for only those security deposits, if
any, and such income, if any, as the Substitute Trustee may have in his
actual possession on the date of settlement. Cost of all documentary
stamps, grantor, recordation and transfer taxes, notary and examination
of title fees will be paid by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustee is
unable to convey the property as described above, the Purchaser's sole
remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to a refund of its deposit.
Upon such refund of the deposit to the purchaser, the sale shall be void
and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against
the Substitute Trustee, the lender or the other Beneficiaries (as defined
below).
The property will be sold (i) together with any and all furniture, fixtures
and equipment located on the property and not owned by any tenant
thereof; (ii) subject to and together with all recorded easements,
agreements, rights of way, charges, liens, mechanic's and materialmen's
liens, reservations, and other encumbrances, covenants, restrictions and
conditions affecting the property and not subordinate to said Deed
of Trust, if any, including without limitation, environmental conditions
(including wetlands, riparian rights, protected species), all applicable
federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations affecting the
property, and other matters which would be disclosed by an accurate
survey or inspection of the property; and (iii) subject to rights of tenants
not subordinate to said Deed of Trust, if any. No representation or
warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to whether any tenants,
subtenants or other parties in possession are actually in possession
and/or paying rent.
The property will be sold in "AS IS, WHERE IS" condition, without recourse.
The information contained herein as to the nature and description or
use of the property have been obtained from sources deemed reliable
and believed to be accurate when given; provided, however, neither
the Substitute Trustee nor the Noteholder, nor their respective agents,
successors and assigns (collectively, the "Beneficiaries") make any representations or warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the
property, or any tenancies or parties in possession, including without
limitation, the descriptions, use, dimensions, quantities, square footage,
parking, tenancies, structural integrity, physical condition, construction,
extent of construction, workmanship, materials, habitability, zoning, environmental condition, or fitness for a particular use or merchantability
of all or any part of the property or the improvements located thereon.
TERMS OF SALE
CASH. A bidder’s deposit of up to ten percent (10%) of the sale price
(the “Deposit”) by certified or cashier’s check may be required by the
Trustees for such bid to be accepted. The Trustees reserve the right to
prequalify any bidder prior to the sale and/or waive the requirement of the
Deposit. Immediately after the sale, the successful bidder shall execute
and deliver a memorandum of sale with the Trustees, copies of which
shall be available for inspection immediately prior to the sale, and shall
deliver to the Trustees the Deposit and the memorandum of sale. The
balance of the purchase price, together with interest at eight percent per
annum from the date of sale to the date of settlement, shall be paid by
the Purchaser. Settlement shall occur within thirty (30) days after the
sale date, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE with regard to the Purchaser’s
obligation.
/s/ Joseph F. Jackson
Substitute Trustee
/s/ Genevieve C. Bradley
Substitute Trustee
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joseph F. Jackson, Substitute Trustee
(703) 485-3535
8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 820
McLean, Virginia 22102
September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
878
878
Stafford County
Stafford County
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE
4 Bryant Street,
Stafford, VA 22556
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated
June 23, 2005, and recorded at Instrument Number LR050023941 in the
Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court for Stafford County, VA, securing a loan
which was originally $380,000.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE,
Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at the
front steps of the Judicial Bldg, Circuit Court for Stafford County, 1300
Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA on:
September 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of All that
certain lot or parcel of land lying and being situate in Rock Hill Magisterial
District, Stafford County, Virginia, known and described as Lot 116, Section
10, Rosedale Subdivision, as shown on a plat of survey made by Larry N.
Scartz, C.L.S., and duly recorded in Plat Book 10, Pages 91-92, among the
Land Records of Stafford County, Virginia, and as more fully described in
the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold “AS IS,” WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions,
restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters
of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust to be announced at the time
of sale. A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sale price, whichever is
lower, in cash or cashier’s check payable to the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE will
be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with
interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of
sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default
by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied
to the costs and expenses of sale and Substitute Trustee's fee. All other
public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, whether
incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement
to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges
have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted
from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay
the seller's attorneys at settlement, a fee of $445.00 for review of the
settlement documents.
Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful
bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees
a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding.
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
(Attorney for the Secured Party)
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
August 30, September 6, 2017
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Stafford County
Stafford County
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
316 VIA DE ROSA DRIVE,
STAFFORD, VA 22556.
In execution of a certain Deed
of Trust dated April 28, 2006, in
the original principal amount of
$549,200.00 recorded in the
Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court for
Stafford County, Virginia as Instrument No. LR060014521. The undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer
for sale at public auction in the
front of the Circuit Court building
for Stafford County, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia on
September 28, 2017 , at 2:00 PM,
the property described in said
Deed of Trust, located at the above
address, and more particularly
described as follows: ALL THAT
CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND
SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN
ROCKHILL DISTRICT, STAFFORD
COUNTY, VIRGINIA, KNOWN AND
DESCRIBED AS LOT 41, SECTION
1, BERKSHIRE SUBDIVISION, AS
SHOWN ON PLAT OF SUBDIVISION,
BERKSHIRE, SECTION ONE, MADE
BY DARRELL M. CALDWELL, DATED
SEPTEMBER 15, 2004, AND
RECORDED AS PM040000281, IN
THE CLERK‘S OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of ten percent (10%)
of the sale price or ten percent
(10%) of the original principal balance of the subject Deed of Trust,
whichever is lower, in the form
of cash or certified funds payable
to the Substitute Trustee must be
present at the time of the sale.
The balance of the purchase price
will be due within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Purchaser's
deposit may be forfeited to
Trustee. Time is of the essence.
If the sale is set aside for any
reason, the Purchaser at the sale
shall be entitled to a return of the
deposit paid. The Purchaser may,
if provided by the terms of the
Trustee’s Memorandum of Foreclosure Sale, be entitled to a $50
cancellation fee from the Substitute Trustee, but shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Additional terms
to be announced at the sale. A
form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and
contract to purchase real property
is available for viewing at
www.bwwsales.com. This is a
communication from a debt collector and any information obtained
will be used for that purpose. The
sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity
Trustees, LLC, 2101 Wilson Blvd.,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22201.
For more information contact:
BWW Law Group, LLC, attorneys for
Equity Trustees, LLC, 6003 Executive Blvd, Suite 101, Rockville,
MD 20852, 301-961-6555, website:
www.bwwsales.com. VA-3196531.
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In execution of a certain Deed
of Trust dated July 25, 2006, in
the original principal amount of
$268,000.00 recorded in the
Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court for
Stafford County, Virginia as Instrument No. LR060027590 . The
undersigned Substitute Trustee
will offer for sale at public auction
in the front of the Circuit Court
building for Stafford County, 1300
Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia on September 28, 2017, at
2:00 PM, the property described
in said Deed of Trust, located at
the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL
THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF
LAND TOGETHER WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON AND ALL RIGHTS
AND PRIVILEGES THERETO APPURTENANT, SITUATE, LYING AND
BEING IN ROCK HILL DISTRICT,
STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA AND
BEING LOT TWENTY-FIVE(25), KING
JAMES VILLAGE, AS SHOWN ON
PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGE 151, AMONG THE LAND
RECORDS OF STAFFORD COUNTY,
VIRGINIA.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of ten percent (10%)
of the sale price or ten percent
(10%) of the original principal balance of the subject Deed of Trust,
whichever is lower, in the form
of cash or certified funds payable
to the Substitute Trustee must be
present at the time of the sale.
The balance of the purchase price
will be due within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Purchaser's
deposit may be forfeited to
Trustee. Time is of the essence.
If the sale is set aside for any
reason, the Purchaser at the sale
shall be entitled to a return of the
deposit paid. The Purchaser may,
if provided by the terms of the
Trustee’s Memorandum of Foreclosure Sale, be entitled to a $50
cancellation fee from the Substitute Trustee, but shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Additional terms
to be announced at the sale. A
form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and
contract to purchase real property
is available for viewing at
www.bwwsales.com. This is a
communication from a debt collector and any information obtained
will be used for that purpose. The
sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity
Trustees, LLC, 2101 Wilson Blvd.,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22201.
For more information contact:
BWW Law Group, LLC, attorneys for
Equity Trustees, LLC, 6003 Executive Blvd, Suite 101, Rockville,
MD 20852, 301-961-6555, website:
www.bwwsales.com. VA-1714011.
Aug 30, Sept 6, 2017
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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE
4 Broyhill Court,
Stafford, VA 22554
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated
July 2, 2015, and recorded at Instrument Number 150011461 in the
Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court for Stafford County, VA, securing a loan
which was originally $459,675.00. The appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE,
Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer for sale at public auction at the
front steps of the Judicial Bldg, Circuit Court for Stafford County, 1300
Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA on:
September 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of Lot 14,
Brentsmill, Section 1-A, as the same appears duly dedicated, platted and
recorded in Instrument No. 040047441, as shown on plat recorded in Plat
Map No. 040000278, among the Land Records of Stafford County, Virginia,
and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold “AS IS,” WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions,
restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters
of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust to be announced at the time
of sale. A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sale price, whichever is
lower, in cash or cashier’s check payable to the SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE will
be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with
interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of
sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the SUBSTITUTE
TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default
by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied
to the costs and expenses of sale and Substitute Trustee's fee. All other
public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, whether
incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement
to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges
have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted
from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay
the seller's attorneys at settlement, a fee of $445.00 for review of the
settlement documents.
Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful
bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees
a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding.
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
(Attorney for the Secured Party)
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
August 30, Septermber 6, 2017
879
Culpeper County
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Dogs for Sale
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
12137 DOGWOOD LANE,
CULPEPER, VA 22701-1352
In execution of a certain Deed
of Trust dated August 26, 2005,
in the original principal amount
of $240,000.00 recorded in the
Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court for
Culpeper County, Virginia as Instrument No. 050010564 , re-recorded
as Instrument No. 050011636,. The
undersigned Substitute Trustee
will offer for sale at public auction
in the front of the Circuit Court
building for Culpeper County, at
the corner of West Davis Street and
North West Street in the Town of
Culpeper on September 28, 2017,
at 11:00 AM, the property
described in said Deed of Trust,
located at the above address, and
more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR
PARCEL OF LAND TOGETHER WITH
ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
AND PRIVILEGES AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING,
SITUATED, LYING AND BEING ON
THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF DOGWOOD LANE, ABOUT TWO MILES
NORTHWEST OF THE TOWN OF
CULPEPER, IN CATALPA MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND DESIGNATED AS
LOT NO. 9, SECTION FOUR, "HIGH
ACRES," ACCORDING TO A SURVEY
MADE BY GEORGE E. FOARD, SURVEYOR, ON OCTOBER 8, 1973, A
PLAT OF WHICH IS ATTACHED TO
A DEED OF DEDICATION, DATED
NOVEMBER 1, 1973 AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 237, PAGE 252
(INCORRECTLY LISTED AS PAGE 52
IN THE DEED OF TRUST RECORDED
AS INSTRUMENT 050011636 AND
IN THE DEED RECORDED IN BOOK
422 PAGE 701 AND DEED BOOK
257 PAGE 45), AND FROM REFERENCE TO SAID PLAT, IT APPEARS
THAT THE LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND
HEREIN CONVEYED FRONTS A DISTANCE OF 142.91‘ ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF DOGWOOD LANE,
RUNS BACK AT A DISTANCE OF
346.49‘ WITH THE LINE OF LOT
NO. 8 ON THE NORTHWEST AND
A DISTANCE OF 315.99‘ WITH THE
LINE OF LOTS NO. 10 AND 11 ON
THE SOUTHEAST, THE REAR, OR
EASTERN LINE BEING 158.59‘ AND
CONTAINING 1.1363 ACRES, MORE
OR LESS.
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder’s deposit of ten percent (10%)
of the sale price or ten percent
(10%) of the original principal balance of the subject Deed of Trust,
whichever is lower, in the form
of cash or certified funds payable
to the Substitute Trustee must be
present at the time of the sale.
The balance of the purchase price
will be due within fifteen (15) days
of sale, otherwise Purchaser's
deposit may be forfeited to
Trustee. Time is of the essence.
If the sale is set aside for any
reason, the Purchaser at the sale
shall be entitled to a return of the
deposit paid. The Purchaser may,
if provided by the terms of the
Trustee’s Memorandum of Foreclosure Sale, be entitled to a $50
cancellation fee from the Substitute Trustee, but shall have no
further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Additional terms
to be announced at the sale. A
form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and
contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at
www.bwwsales.com. This is a
communication from a debt collector and any information obtained
will be used for that purpose. The
sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity
Trustees, LLC, 2101 Wilson Blvd.,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22201.
For more information contact:
BWW Law Group, LLC, attorneys for
Equity Trustees, LLC, 6003 Executive Blvd, Suite 101, Rockville,
MD 20852, 301-961-6555, website:
www.bwwsales.com. VA-1655511.
Aug 30, Sept 6, 2017
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Belgian Malinois Puppies- AKC
registration avail, 8 wks. M & F,
sports blood lines, guaranteed
HIPs and health. Parents on site.
shots wormed, vet checked.
$1000 540-850-8133
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES- AKC
reg., 3 Males, 3 Females, S&W,
10 weeks, parents on prem.
Call 240-346-7818
Chussies Pups- tiny, adorable, blue
merle female, tan/white male, blue
eyes, parents under 20 lbs, 8 weeks.
$595 CASH. Leave msg 301-797-5645
English Springer—Sweet Loving pup
for sale to a wonderful home.
Female, AKC reg. litter, Champ
sire&dam liver/white 214-662-2530.
Web: www.littlebearspringers.com
French Mastiff—Dogue de Bordeaux
AKC reg. puppies, Female. Shots,
De-wormed. Avail 9/29. 301-8023660, www.windlanvilleddb.com
German Shepherd pups, German
blood line, 2F, 4M, all black $600,
shots, wormed, par. on prem. AKC
reg. rdy 9/1 240-606-3815
German Shepard—Mix Pups,
$300, M & F, 6 WKS old
W/shots, 540-810-2380.
Very Kid Friendly.
GERMAN SHEPARD PUPPIES -Ready
now, European bloodlines, shots
and wormed, delivery options
available. $2800 each. 618-426-1878
GOLDENDOODLES-Health guranteed,
dewormed, 1st shots, $800.
Ready to go. Hour and a half away
from DC Beltway. Call 717-328-9549
MALTESE PUPS - AKC, adorable,
shots, vetted, health guarantee,
champ lines, home raised. Ready
now. Reduced. Call 434-384-7032
Miniature Schnauzers —Purebred
Puppies - Please visit us at
taylorstoyschnauzers.com
Or call: 540-937-4332
POM-A-POO'S - 8 weeks, 3/4 toy
poodle, adorable balls of fluff,
shots/dewormed, health guarantee
$600-800 540-538-7029
Shih Tzu/Bichon—Cutest ShiChon
TeddyBear Puppy's! Raised in home
w/TLC. Local NOVA puppy breeder.
750up
9wks
703-577-1069
www.DCDogfinders.com
Standard Poodle Puppies - AKC reg,
males & females , partis & chocolate,
vet cheked, parents on prem, family
raised. $1,000 & up. 703-408-6027
Wake up
to home
delivery.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Roommates
PETWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD - Room
for rent. Internet & utils incl. $600
monthly. Contact Jim 202-701-5606
MARYLAND
Roommates
HYATTSVILLE- Furn room $180/wk +
security. Includes all utils inc cable.
Near Metro. No pets. 301-675-2016
LANHAM - Lrg furn bdrm, prvt bath
prvt parkg, W/D, light cooking, close
to bus line. $700/mo. Also sm BR
avail for $500/mo., Utils & cable incl.
Dep reqd.
240-938-4614
SF
OXON HILL- In nice house, cable
avail, close to shops, on bus line,
M pref. Call 202-549-0060
ROCKVILLE- Clean, furn. BR. Queen
bed, kit., FR. TV privileges. Util. incl.
$675/mo.
301-424-8377
TEMPLE HILLS—1 master bdrm w/
pvt bath in SFH, $725 + $200 deposit.
M pref. Avail Sept 9. 301-390-5608
VIRGINIA
Roommates
Dale City - furnished, non smoking, kitchen privileges, $525/ mo
including cable, 703-897-5428
SPRINGFIELD / FT. BELVOIR /
WOODBRIDGE - Responsible person
to share 3 bedroom house.
$700 util & cable incl. 703-919-4381
Home
delivery
makes good
sense.
VIENNA - Shr house. Unfurn/furn.
N/S. Clean, quiet room. 10 min walk
to Metro. M pref. Fios int & cable.
$560+utils.
Call
703-338-4840
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DELAWARE
New Move-In Ready Homes!
Low Taxes! Close to Beaches,
Gated, Olympic pool. New Homes
from low $100’s. No HOA Fees.
Brochures Available.
1-866-629-0770 or
www.coolbranch.com
205
Antiques
CARVED LIFE SIZE STAG HEAD- Real
horns, Austria 19th C. Other trophies.
Call 703-534-0142
260
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Furniture
MOVING- Selling many
computer parts, books,small
exercise equipment.
301-392-5464
265
SF
Home & Garden
Solid
Hardwood
Brazilian
Cherry Flooring - 3600 S.F.,
$2.50 per SF. 301-860-1190
275
Wake up
to home delivery.
SMALL COLLECTOR PAYS CASH
FOR COINS/COLLECTIONS.
Call Al, 301-807-3266.
Will Come to you!
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Merchandise Wanted
Musical Instruments
1980 Kawai KG-2 Grand Piano—One
owner, exc. condition, walnut finish. Appraisal $7,215. Asking price
$5000, price negotiable. Buyer will
move. Bowie, MD, 240-447-0247.
408
Tickets, Sports
REDSKIN TICKETS AVAILABLE
includes parking
Call 301-460-7292
SF
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Lanham— $650, 5 bedrm, 3 ba, 7304
Galileo Way, 240-997-3826, new carpet, HSI, pkg, AC, Elec, garbage,
Heat, water
280
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Home delivery
is convenient.
Stafford County
BELTSVILLE- Share unfurn bsmnt. 2
rooms avail. Female pref. N/S, N/P.
$750/$700.
240-542-4567
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
3 POWER WAY,
STAFFORD, VA 22554.
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Tickets, Wanted
REDSKINS, WIZARDS, CAPS
Season Tickets Wanted.
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Food
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SECTION E
Funky, skunky
wet dog.
Clean and
minerally, crisp
and light, with
peach and pear
flavors and good
balance of acid
and sweetness.
Rather tasty!
A bit green and underripe, but there
is some nice fruit before a sweet,
treacly finish. The best of the bestselling boxed cabernets, although
that’s not saying a lot.
Tire rubber.
Aged in inner
tubes. Like a
gym accident
when you get
strangled by a
resistance cord.
They’re cheap,
and they’re
everywhere.
But are
they worth
drinking?
A perennial
favorite, even if it
is creeping up in
price. It shows a
fresh nose of
black and red
fruits, with a
smoky, tarry note
and excellent
body.
Browsing the wine aisle at a
supermarket or convenience
store can be disorienting for
someone used to shopping at a
fine wine retailer. Mass-market
labels such as Barefoot, Yellow
Wine
Tail and Cupcake are
everywhere, rather than the
DAVE
MCINTYRE
smaller family-owned wineries
more common to wine stores.
But what do they taste like? My recent notes
on some of the nation’s best-selling
chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons
include a few positive words such as peaches,
blackberries and minerals, but many more
terms like machine oil, inner tubes and sewer
gas. In short, if you buy wine based solely on
price and wide availability, you might find a
gem or perhaps something pleasant, but
there’s a better chance you’ll be wasting your
money, not saving it.
And these are the wines most Americans
drink. According to Wines & Vines magazine’s
annual list of the 20 top-selling wine brands in
U.S. retail stores, based on figures from
market research firm IRI, Americans spent
$670 million last year on Barefoot wines.
Sutter Home was a distant second at
$368 million. The list includes other familiar
names such as Kendall-Jackson, Chateau Ste.
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Green and
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WINE CONTINUED ON E7
PHOTOS BY GORAN KOSANOVIC
FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
After a debut bomb, chef
is ready for his reboot
Something is lost when
we let DNA drive our diet
Kwame Onwuachi’s
plan for Kith/Kin is to
be true to himself
BY
BY
M AURA J UDKIS
Ever since the Shaw Bijou
closed in January after three turbulent months, chef Kwame Onwuachi has lived with a constant
visual reminder of one of the
fastest crash-and-burns in recent
restaurant history.
“It’s right there on the corner,”
said the former “Top Chef ” contestant, as he gestured to the window from his Shaw high-rise
apartment at his maiden venture,
once one of the most expensive
restaurants in the city and
slammed by critics before its demise. “I still have to wake up and
make eggs and see this building.”
And he did, every day for a
month after it closed, when he
was in what he refers to as his
“Netflix rabbit hole” period.
Seemingly everyone saw the closing of the Shaw Bijou coming
except for the 27-year-old chef,
who was blindsided. He got plenty of job offers in the aftermath,
but he spent those days contem-
GORAN KOSANOVIC FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
REY LOPEZ
Chef Kwame Onwuachi will
open Kith/Kin in October.
plating whether he should quit
forever.
Onwuachi didn’t stay down for
long. On Oct. 12, he will open
Kith/Kin, a 96-seat restaurant in
the InterContinental Hotel at the
new Wharf waterfront complex.
The name, which is verbalized as
“Kith and Kin,” is synonymous
with “friends and family,” and the
restaurant will focus on cuisine
from Onwuachi’s heritage, with
dishes from West Africa, the Caribbean and Creole traditions. It’s
the kind of food that he was makKWAME CONTINUED ON E4
Bring It!
By giving the French pan bagnat an Italian twist, it becomes
the perfect sandwich to make ahead and feed a crowd. E8
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Rockville has more
room and more focus
on the food of Peru. E3
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zucchini muffins that
stay as healthful as
they sound. E8
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Today is National Coffee Ice
Cream Day. (It’s also the first
Wednesday of International
Square Dancing Month, but
who’s counting?) You know
whose arteries ice cream is good
for? No one. Plain and simple. But
Habit, one of the latest disrupters
in the food tech sector, suggests
we rethink the very notion of
foods that are good for everyone
or bad for everyone. It’s part of a
movement toward what is called
personalized nutrition.
Habit, based in the San Francisco Bay area, tests for biomarkers and genetic variants using
samples you provide, then generates a personalized report about
how your body responds to food.
It’s your unique “nutrition blueprint.” Then the company pairs
you with a nutrition coach and
offers you custom-made meals,
containing your ideal ratio of
carbs, fats and protein, delivered
to your home. All in the name of
sending you on the path to a “new
you.”
I had to see for myself. So I
endured the home test and
shipped off my blood and DNA
samples. (Gulp.) Then the company’s chief executive walked me
through the results of my newfound eater identity, and I observed how the diagnosis began
to affect my relationship with
food. Here’s what happened —
and what it could mean for the
future of eating in America.
Digesting the news
The Habit home kit is not for
the faint of heart. After fasting for
10 hours, you answer lots of
deeply personal questions, scrub
DNA samples from your cheeks
and puncture your fingertips
with a self-pricking button (technical term: “lancet”). This sounds
rough, but my lowest moment is
actually chugging their special
Habit Challenge™ Shake. It
clocks in at 950 calories, 75 grams
of sugar and 130 percent of daily
saturated fat intake. It has a taste
and smell I can only liken to
Kahlúa. It makes me feel godawful while drinking it — nose
pinched, pinkie out, face
scrunched — and even worse
afterward. It was bad enough I
had sacrificed my Saturday
morning frittata ritual.
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. WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 6 , 2017
Open the oven for easier mussels
Sometimes, the
issues with
cooking mussels
are logistical. Is
your pan big
enough to hold
Bonnie S. enough of them to
Benwick
feed a hungry
table? Is it wide
DINNER IN
enough so they
35 MINUTES
will cook evenly?
And how long will
the inevitable steam hang
around in the kitchen?
The solution to all those seems
to be the oven-steaming method
in this recipe. Four pounds of
bivalves fit nicely into one large
or two smaller roasting pans.
With a tight lid of aluminum foil,
they steam in about the time it
takes for you to crisp the pieces
of bacon and saute the ribbons of
leeks that will go on top.
(Cooking those topping
separately, by the way, ensures
their proper textures.)
The recipe also includes a prep
step that should become a habit:
an ice-water soak for the mussels
and for the leeks. Grit will fall
away and stay away, as long as
you lift those components out of
their baths.
bonnie.benwick@washpost.com
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recipe. Questions? Email her:
food@washpost.com. Have a quick
dinner recipe that works for you?
Send it along, too.
Find other quick meals with The
Post’s Recipe Finder:
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GORAN KOSANOVIC FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
A bravas new way for patatas
If you’ve ever had
the classic
Spanish dish
patatas bravas,
you understand
its power. Fried
Joe Yonan potatoes with a
spicy, smoky
WEEKNIGHT
VEGETARIAN
sauce: If they’re
within my reach
at a good
restaurant, they’re history. And
if any of my dining companions
are foolish enough to reach too
slowly for their share, they’re
out of luck. Best order your own
portion.
I confess to never making
them at home because, well, I
fear that they wouldn’t even
make it to the table. But I
recently discovered how to get
my fix in a healthier way. It’s a
brilliant idea, really, from the
team behind the vegan
restaurant Smith & Daughters
in Melbourne, Australia.
They’re Mo Wyse, a U.S. expat
who is the business mind
behind the restaurant, and
Shannon Martinez, the cook.
Martinez isn’t vegan, and the
pair says that is the secret to her
ability to make vegan food that
appeals to everyone. “Thanks to
Shannon’s ingenuity and direct
contact,” Wyse writes in the
book, “she’s convinced some
serious meat eaters that her
creations aren’t missing
anything, least of all the meat.”
I haven’t been to Melbourne
(yet), so I can’t speak firsthand
to whether the restaurant
succeeds in that regard. But
based on one recipe I’ve tried in
their book, they do seem to be
onto something. Martinez has
Spanish roots on her father’s
side, and the Spanish Potato
Salad With Chickpeas is
enrobed in a dressing with the
same smoky punch as the bravas
sauce I can’t get enough of at,
say, Jaleo. By using it on boiled,
not fried potatoes, and adding
sliced tomato, onion and
chickpeas, Martinez manages to
lighten up the dish while
Spanish Potato Salad With Chickpeas
6 servings
This riff turns the classic Spanish dish of fried potatoes with spicy
sauce (patatas bravas) into a cold salad.
MAKE AHEAD: The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week; bring
it to room temperature before making the salad.
Adapted from “Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To
Be Vegan),” by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse (Hardie Grant, 2017).
Ingredients
For the salad
2 pounds fingerling or new
potatoes, scrubbed
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/ small red onion, thinly sliced
2
into half moons (about 1/4 cup)
2 large tomatoes, cored, seeded
and cut into thin strips
One 15-ounce can no-saltadded chickpeas, drained and
rinsed
Small handful flat-leaf parsley,
chopped
For the dressing
14
/ cup jarred roasted red
pepper, drained
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/ large tomato, seeds removed
2
1 large clove garlic
1/ to 1 teaspoon crushed red
2
pepper flakes
1/ teaspoon ground cumin
4
1/ teaspoon ground turmeric
2
1/ teaspoon dried oregano
2
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/ teaspoon kosher salt
2
1/ teaspoon freshly ground
2
black pepper
1/ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2
Steps
For the salad: Place the potatoes
in a large saucepan and cover
with cold water. Add the salt
and bring to a boil. Reduce the
heat to low and cook until the
potatoes can be just pierced
through with a knife, about 12 to
15 minutes. Drain and cut into
thick slices, then transfer to a
large bowl.
Meanwhile, make the dressing:
Blend the roasted peppers, sherry vinegar, the 1/2 tomato, garlic,
crushed red pepper flakes (to
taste), cumin, turmeric, oregano, smoked paprika, salt and
pepper in a blender. With the
motor running, slowly add the
oil until an emulsified dressing
forms. The yield is 13/4 cups.
To assemble, add the onion,
tomatoes, chickpeas and parsley to the potatoes. Pour about
11/4 cups of the dressing over the
salad, then gently lift and toss to
coat. The potatoes will soak up
some of the dressing as the
salad sits; add the remaining
1/ cup if you’d like. Taste and
2
adjust the seasoning as needed.
Nutrition | Per serving (using 11/4 cups
dressing): 250 calories, 4 g protein, 30 g
carbohydrates, 14 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0
mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 4 g dietary
fiber, 3 g sugar
JOHN MCDONNELL/THE WASHINGTON POST
Recipe tested by Joe Yonan; email questions
to food@washpost.com
Oven-Steamed Mussels
keeping the variety of textures
that is part of its appeal.
The dressing recipe calls for a
few tablespoons of ajvar, a
Serbian red pepper relish that’s
not so easy to find in the
Washington area. Rather than
make some myself, I subbed in
simple jarred roasted red
peppers. There are so many
other flavor boosters in the
dressing — sherry vinegar,
crushed red pepper flakes,
smoked paprika and more —
that it turned out beautifully.
The recipe makes a lot of
dressing — up to 1/2 cup more
than you might want or need.
But you won’t be surprised to
read that I don’t think that’s a
problem. Save it for another
potato another day, and you’ll
be happy.
joe.yonan@washpost.com
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Small revelation here: A roasting pan makes a great vessel for
cooking a mess o’ bivalves. While they’re in a high-heat oven, the sauce
comes together in a skillet on the stove.
Serve with crusty bread, for dunking.
Adapted from a recipe at FramedCooks.com.
Ingredients
4 pounds debearded mussels
6 slices thick-cut bacon
3 medium leeks
11/2 cups dry white wine
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch sea salt
Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley,
for garnish
Steps
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Soak the mussels in a
large bowl of water and ice
cubes for 15 minutes. Trim the
leeks; cut the white and lightgreen parts crosswise into thin
rounds. Place them in a separate bowl of water and ice
cubes.
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1-inch pieces. Line a plate with
a few layers of paper towels.
Look over the mussels and
discard any that are cracked or
don’t close when tapped. Lift
them out of the water (do not
drain) and transfer to a large
roasting pan, spreading them
evenly. Pour in the wine, then
cover tightly with aluminum
foil and roast (middle rack) for
about 12 minutes. Discard the
soaking water.
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large skillet; place over medium heat. Cook until crisped.
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the pieces to the paper-towellined plate, leaving the drip-
pings in the pan.
Lift the leeks from the water,
shaking off any excess moisture. Add them to the skillet,
stirring to coat in the bacon fat.
Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until
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farthest from you so the steam
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wide, shallow bowls. Divide the
crisped bacon pieces and leeks
among the bowls.
Coarsely chop the parsley and
scatter on top of each portion.
Serve warm, with a discard
bowl for the shells.
Nutrition | Per serving: 360 calories, 20 g
protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 17 g fat, 8 g
saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 700 mg
sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugar
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To make more room for diners, La Limena opened a second restaurant
Restaurateur
Emma Perez knew
she had a problem
with La Limena in
FIRST BITE
Rockville: not
enough space for
the many fans of her PeruvianCuban menu. “It’s too cramped,”
she says of the 60-seat, decadeold storefront. Lines for tables
were long. Chairs constantly
knocked into each other.
It took her a few years, but
Perez thinks she has solved the
issue by opening a second
location, also in Rockville. It goes
by the name of La Limena Grill,
it’s got more than double the
number of seats, and it sticks to a
single cuisine: Peruvian, the food
Perez, a native of Lima, grew up
on and knows best.
Regulars of her first place
might miss seeing ropa vieja,
Cuba’s national dish of winey
shredded beef. But the owner is
happy to introduce them to the
many new dishes at the expansive
grill. They include leche de tigre,
bits of tilapia, lime juice, onions
and chiles served in a martini
glass with a couple strips of fried
plantain waving from the rim. “A
hangover cure as well as an
aphrodisiac,” the menu says of the
ceviche that goes down like a
gazpacho on fire.
More of a comfort is pastel de
choclo con carne, a “pie” of corn
layered over steak tips and
presented in a small red
casserole. Or (testing your carb
limits) a stew of squash, potatoes
and corn ringed in shrimp. A
temperate way to try lomo
saltado and aji de gallina is to
order the classic Peruvian
entrees as fried pastry flutes: a
munch of beef with onions and
chicken with aji pepper sauce,
respectively.
Along with something more
spacious, Perez wanted something
a bit fancier than her original
outpost. The grill is spread across
two dining rooms set apart with
archways and metal curlicues.
Gold-framed mirrors and
handsome light fixtures lend
additional dressiness. The causa
sampler, a quartet of slender
mashed potato cakes, looks right
at home in the space. Each little
tower is set off with a pinch of
delicious salad: creamy tuna,
chicken, crab or shrimp.
The kitchen, under the watch
of Jesus Huapaya, a veteran of La
Limena, is still settling in. Meat
entrees are not among the early
draws. Both a brick of pork belly
and a baked Cornish hen arrived
dry. A little salvation comes by
way of velvety green and yellow
chile sauces — and, truth be told,
a textbook pisco sour.
Perez is justifiably proud of
her desserts. If you’re tagged as a
first-timer of the restaurant, a
meal ends with gratis button-size
alfajores, anise cookies
sandwiched with light caramel.
Seven bucks buys you a mousse
whipped up with lucuma, a fruit
indigenous to Peru and
suggestive of maple. Either
ending sends you out on a
contented sigh.
Tom
Sietsema
PHOTOS BY DEB LINDSEY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The dining rooms at
La Limena Grill are a bit fancier and more
spacious than those at the original location;
small alfajores, an anise-flavored Peruvian
cookie with caramel, are presented with the bill;
a stew of shrimp, squash, cheese, potato and
corn tests your capacity for carbs.
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In 2017, even splitting a dessert
is enough to create controversy
A gay couple says they
were told sharing a dish
doesn’t go with ‘ambiance’
BY
DEB LINDSEY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
Cocktails at Prime Rib in the District.
M AURA J UDKIS
The Prime Rib’s website boasts
that it is one of the top five romantic restaurants in America. But a
couple who recently dined at the
restaurant’s Washington location
disagrees: After the man and his
partner asked to split an ice cream
sundae, they say their server told
them two men eating out of the
same bowl “doesn’t go with the
ambiance of the restaurant.”
Ron Gage, 55, and his partner,
Henry McKinnon, 58, didn’t see it
coming. They were properly attired in blazers, which the restaurant requires, for their 8:30 reservation. They had been joking
around with their server on a recent Thursday evening, in what
Gage said had been a nice evening
until dessert.
“When it came time for dessert,
we asked for one sundae with two
spoons,” Gage said. Their server
“said he would bring it in two
separate dishes. He said ‘It
wouldn’t look right with two gentlemen eating out of the same
sundae. It doesn’t go with the ambiance of the restaurant.’ ”
The pair didn’t know how to
react.
“We were speechless, we nodded,” Gage said. “We weren’t expecting it.”
Stunned, they kept their conversation with the server to a minimum
for the rest of the meal, and tipped
him 15 percent — they usually tip 20
— and left the restaurant without
addressing it with a manager.
“I’m kind of embarrassed to say
we didn’t say anything,” McKinnon said. “It just took us back to
such a shameful place, in a way.”
But after they had slept on it, they
were angry about the encounter
and posted about it on social media.
When contacted by The Washington Post shortly after the incident, the Prime Rib’s general manager, James MacLeod, said he was
still trying to piece together the
situation and hadn’t had a chance
to speak to the server in depth.
Later, he declined to comment but
confirmed that the server had
been fired. News of the incident
went viral online, and Yelp issued
an “active cleanup” notice on the
restaurant’s page, which had been
bombarded with bad reviews.
“The waiter in question is Bulgarian, and he does speak four different languages,” said MacLeod,
noting that English is not the server’s first language. “I am not sure if
he got confused as to what he was
saying, or how he was saying it.”
“I cannot believe that a waiter
would have ever said anything like
that,” MacLeod said. “There’s no
way we would condone anything
remotely like this.”
Other restaurants — even in
liberal Washington — have been
publicly shamed for slinging homophobic and transphobic remarks, often directed at LGBTQ
patrons who show affection in
public. In London in 2014, a lesbian couple was asked to stop kissing because they were in a “family
restaurant.” When a gay couple
gave each other a peck on the lips
before entering an Ohio pizzeria,
they were accosted by a staff member, who told them, “You better get
used to this, this is Trump’s America.” (He was later fired.) A gay
couple reported that they were
asked to leave a Dublin restaurant
for holding hands. Incidents like
these make LGBTQ couples believe, as Eleanor Margolis wrote in
the New Republic, that they
should put the “kibosh on sexuality until after dessert. . . . Same-sex
couples are still forced to be careful about where they choose to kiss
or even hold hands.”
Even if the restaurant tries to
make amends, Gage and McKinnon don’t think they’ll be back.
“It was so humiliating,” McKinnon said. “It was unbelievable how
it made us feel.”
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Onwuachi looks to his heritage to spark his second act
KWAME FROM E1
ing in the Netflix rabbit hole,
which he says reminded him of
his roots, and of why he became a
chef in the first place: “To make
other people happy.”
Trying to make other people
happy is, in a way, how the whole
debacle with the Shaw Bijou happened in the first place. While
Onwuachi was laying low, avoiding reporters and binge-watching
“Black Mirror,” the restaurant’s
owner, Kelly Gorsuch, was telling
The Post that he hadn’t pushed
Onwuachi enough from the start.
Onwuachi recalled the opposite.
“Just imagine someone’s giving
you your dream,” he said, paraphrasing a dialogue between him
and Gorsuch: “ ‘I’m going to give
you a restaurant, whatever you
want.’ I’m like, Oh, amazing. ‘You
can do whatever you want.’ Oh,
cool. ‘We’re going to get these blue
velvet chairs from Copenhagen
because that’s what I want.’ And
I’m like, oh. I’m not really gonna
say no, because you’ve given me
this amazing opportunity. And
then it snowballed and snowballed and snowballed, and at the
end it was like, ‘Whoa, what’s
going on here?’ ”
But he accepts the blame for his
role for the final outcome, which
was, he says, a restaurant that
“was all packaged in a way that
wasn’t authentically me. The
price point wasn’t authentically
me. The gaudiness of the restaurant, in itself, wasn’t authentically me.”
What is authentically Onwuachi is peel-and-eat shrimp, a
dish from the Kith/Kin menu he
made in his home kitchen during
this interview, and which his
mother, a caterer, used to make
for him. It’s also jollof rice, a
traditional Nigerian dish that reminds him of parties in the Nigerian town where he lived for a few
years with his grandparents as a
child. It’s Jamaican beef patties
and coco bread; it’s moimoi, a
Nigerian bean pudding shaped
and fried into fritters; it’s roti with
spicy braised goat.
“When I was approached to put
REY LOPEZ
At Kith/Kin, chef Kwame Onwuachi’s menu will feature dishes inspired by his roots, including a family-style dry-aged ribeye. Smaller
plates include, from left, charred cabbage, oxtail with bone marrow, foie gras cornbread stuffing, red bean sofrito and Carolina gold rice.
a concept in, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m
going to do what I’ve been doing,
of course. Modern American,’ ” he
said. “But then I was like, ‘What
would speak more to who I am?
What would make my family
proud?’ ”
This is Onwuachi’s family: He
has a French-speaking Creole
great-grandmother and Trinidadian grandfather on his mother’s
side, and a Jamaican grandmother and an Igbo Nigerian grandfather who used to teach at Howard
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came, there was “hysterical crying. I named it and everything,”
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culinary school, he landed a job as
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where culture shock set in immediately.
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of games.”
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truly experienced racism. He
cooked Creole dishes like etouffees and gumbo, his mother’s recipes, which the crew came to prefer over the food of the other cook,
who was white.
“When people started liking
my food and not eating his food,
he would throw away my food,”
Onwuachi said. “He would say
‘You people’ and call me the nword and stuff.”
If you’re thinking that Onwuachi’s story would make a good
memoir, he’s one step ahead of
you: He has already written one
with journalist Joshua David
Stein, due to be published next
summer by Knopf. In a way, Kith/
Kin is a type of memoir, too.
“It’s important to me to finish
telling my story, and tell the story
of my people, of my grandfather,
of my grandmother, of my mom,”
he said.
Nigerian food, in particular, has
been on the horizon of food publications as a potential Next Big
Trend for two years now, and that
gives Onwuachi mixed feelings. On
the one hand, he’s glad to see the
cuisine getting more recognition.
On the other hand, “It’s kind of
unfortunate sometimes that you
have to associate those ethnic foods
with the word refinement in order
to make it a draw, or for people to
want to spend money on it.”
His Afro-Caribbean food will
be refined, he says — but “it’s
refined because of my background,” which includes a stint at
Eleven Madison Park. “It’s not
refined because I’m taking it and
transforming it into something
that it’s not.”
For example, that jollof rice, a
homey Nigerian dish, will be
served with a confit of spring
onions and whipped ricotta. His
moimoi fritters, a vegan dish, will
come with cauliflower curry and a
tangerine aioli with plantain granola. In a nod to his Bronx heritage, he’ll have a bacon, egg and
cheese sandwich on the brunch
menu, but with house-made Jamaican coco bread and jerk bacon. And for dessert, the puff puff
— a Nigerian fried dough that is
the predecessor of beignets — will
be topped with a vanilla creme
anglaise.
Onwuachi recognizes that for
some of the visitors to the hotel
and the Wharf his restaurant
could be their first experience
with these cuisines, and he wants
to make it approachable. He
hopes his menu will highlight the
Afro-Caribbean origins of American foods such as jambalaya. He
may broaden the menu beyond
his heritage, too, eventually incorporating dishes from Ethiopia or
Sierra Leone.
“I think every great meal is like
an education experience,” he said.
There’s another reason Onwuachi chose to go with the InterContinental: He sought out an
educational experience of his
own. One of the biggest criticisms
of the Shaw Bijou was that a chef
so green — it was his first time
running his own restaurant, and
Gorsuch’s entrepreneurial prowess was mostly in hair salons —
was charging more than critically
acclaimed restaurants from chefs
with far more seasoning. Although the restaurant is owned
by the InterContinental, Onwuachi says he was given neartotal creative freedom, but also
the structure of a large corporation to guide his decisions.
“The people I work with now
have been opening hotels and
restaurants as long as I’ve been
alive,” he said, and they’re teaching him how to run a business.
You could almost say that it was a
safe choice, except Onwuachi
doesn’t believe in that. “There’s no
safety in the industry. What safety
am I looking for? Monetary? No.
The media? No,” he said. “There’s
no safety net with opening a restaurant. There’s risk.”
But there’s a bit less risk when
you have a team of experts helping you design a dining room in
shades of yellow, gray and cream,
and manage the hiring of a team,
and make sure everything is ready
for an October grand opening of
what will essentially amount to
an entirely new neighborhood for
the District. And there’s a certain
safety in the price range, too:
Entrees will be between $12 and
$26, befitting of its upscale-casual
environs but far cheaper than his
previous venture. Cocktails —
they’ll be rum-based, given the
restaurant’s Caribbean concept —
will range from $13 to $17. The
most expensive dishes on the
menu will be served family-style,
such as a dry-aged rib-eye paired
with red bean sofrito, Carolina
gold rice, charred cabbage with
smoked carrot yogurt, and foie
gras cornbread stuffing. The
large-format dishes range from
$22 to $65, but they’re intended
to be shared by two to four people.
But what’s really going to be
different about Kith/Kin is that
this time, people are rooting for
Onwuachi. While some Internet
commenters may have reveled in
the schadenfreude of the Shaw
Bijou shuttering, there’s a collective sense that Onwuachi’s hazing
period with Washington is over,
and he’s a full-fledged member of
the club. He handled the closure
with humility and grace, and became a careful student of his own
errors. And people who may have
once scoffed at his chutzpah are
now genuinely hopeful for his
success. Washington put him
through its worst, and yet, he
decided to stay and try again.
Who wouldn’t respect that?
“I want to grow. I feel like I have
a lot to learn,” he said. “Sometimes learning in the public eye is
difficult, but it’s the path I chose,
and I’m ready to do it again.”
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