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TUESDAY, MAY 15 , 2018
Democracy Dies in Darkness
Thunderstorms 91/69 • Tomorrow: Thunderstorms 78/68 B8
‘HOW LONG CAN THIS
GO ON? HOW LONG?’
Marches over embassy
move take on violent edge
BY L OVEDAY M ORRIS
AND H AZEM B ALOUSHA
R OBERT B ARNES
The Supreme Court on Monday
opened the door to an unprecedented expansion of legalized
betting on college and professional sports, striking down a federal
law that forbade states from authorizing such gambling.
The decision set off a rush
among states to put plans in place
— a New Jersey racetrack said
it would offer sports betting within weeks — and could revolutionize spectator sports, with some
envisioning real-time wagering
at baseball stadiums on whether the next pitch will produce a
hit or an out.
Casino stocks soared, and team
owners wondered about future
profits and a new way for fans to
experience their product.
“This is a new frontier for professional sports,” Washington
Wizards and Capitals owner Ted
Leonsis said in a statement. “And
teams who don’t seize on this
opportunity will be left behind.”
Officially, the sports leagues
and the NCAA, which governs college sports, were less celebratory
and more worried — about a
MOHAMMED SABER/EPA-EFE/SHUTTERSTOCK
Tear-gas grenades fired by Israeli soldiers rain down on Palestinian protesters Monday in the eastern Gaza Strip.
‘Glorious day’ in Jerusalem met with U.S. allies’ criticism and Arab anger
BY
R UTH E GLASH
BETTING CONTINUED ON A20
jerusalem — A joyous cerA game-changer
Legalized betting will bring risks
and rewards to sports leagues. D1
Before talks
with China,
president’s
tumult reigns
D AMIAN P ALETTA,
D AVID J . L YNCH
AND J OSH D AWSEY
BY
Senior U.S. officials struggled
Monday to explain and act on
President Trump’s abrupt decision to rescue Chinese telecom
giant ZTE — a move that caught
many of them by surprise.
ZTE said last week that it
would shutter major operations
after the United States announced punitive measures in
response to the company’s failure to comply with a settlement
of charges for violating sanctions on Iran and North Korea.
But Sunday, in a stunning reversal that officials said came
without a formal policy process at
the White House, Trump tweeted
that he had ordered Commerce
Secretary Wilbur Ross to save
ZTE from collapse, saying the
company’s failure would cost too
many jobs in China.
The rapidly changing U.S. position highlights the stakes — and
the confusion — ahead of crucial
negotiations Tuesday between
Trump’s senior economic team
and a Chinese delegation led by
Vice Premier Liu He.
TRADE CONTINUED ON A6
. $2
58 Palestinians killed in Gaza protests
Gaming industry pleased,
leagues worried after
court strikes federal law
BY
SU V1 V2 V3 V4
emony marked the inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in
Jerusalem on Monday, a largely
symbolic step that nonetheless
is of deep political significance,
here and in the Palestinian
territories, as well as farther
away.
Amid the happy bustle of
about 800 guests, as Jared
Kushner spoke, the controversial evangelical pastor Robert
Jeffress blessed the occasion
and President Trump delivered
a prerecorded video address,
there was little indication of
what was unfolding less than
60 miles away on the border
between Israel and Gaza. There,
protests against the embassy
opening and Israel’s continued
blockade of the Palestinian enclave were met with gunfire by
Israeli troops. Dozens of Palestinians were shot dead and
thousands were injured.
In his video address Monday,
Trump said that he was still
hopeful for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, despite
almost universal criticism of the
embassy move from some of the
United States’ closest allies in
Europe, from Arab nations and
from the Palestinians.
The Arab League called a crisis
meeting to discuss the “illegal”
U.S. Embassy shift, and the 57nation Organization of Islamic
Cooperation called it an “attack
EMBASSY CONTINUED ON A10
MENAHEM KAHANA/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, flanked by his
wife, Sara, wearing red, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump,
celebrates the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Trump’s Trump-like adversary
Michael Avenatti’s tactics may carry risks for client Stormy Daniels
BY E MMA B ROWN
AND B ETH R EINHARD
Ten weeks ago, Michael Avenatti was a California lawyer
known for his successes in classaction lawsuits. Then he sued
President Trump on behalf of
adult-film actress Stormy Daniels
and — through an extraordinarily
aggressive media campaign —
parlayed a narrow dispute about
a one-night stand into a
news-cycle-dominating assault
on the president of the United
States.
The take-no-prisoners approach has turned Avenatti into
a darling of the political left,
which is hungry for anti-Trump
heroes and gleeful at the notion
that the president could be tak-
Like the
president,
Michael
Avenatti uses
Twitter and
cable news as
effective tools.
en down by a porn star. Many of
Avenatti’s fans believe he is just
as likely to unearth damaging
revelations about Trump as special counsel Robert S. Mueller
III, who is leading the probe into
Russian influence in the 2016
election.
To become one of Trump’s chief
adversaries, Avenatti has carved a
Trumpian path. He taunts his opponents. He uses Twitter to make
explosive accusations. And he is
omnipresent on cable news.
Yet Avenatti’s tactics and visibility may carry risks that could
undermine his ability to represent his client, who is suing longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen and the president to be released from a non-disclosure
agreement. Scrutiny of his business record and of his motives has
provided grist for distracting
headlines in recent days. And his
publication last week of Cohen’s
banking history — hard-to-get information touching on some of
the most sensitive issues before
the White House — could jeopardize his ability to represent DanAVENATTI CONTINUED ON A7
Protecting Pruitt: The EPA chief
got 24/7 security from Day One. A4
IN THE NEWS
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First lady hospitalized Melania Trump had a
procedure at Walter Reed to “treat a benign
kidney condition” and may be there all week. A2
Animal research Documents detail animals’
deaths and untreated injuries to pigs, lambs and
cows at Agriculture Department labs. A13
Inside
THE NATION
THE ECONOMY
HEALTH & SCIENCE
Hypertension in children may be linked to
maternal exposure to fine
particulate pollution, a
study suggests. A2
A survey finds widespread anxiety among
teenagers who identify as
lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender or queer. A6
Illinois Gov. Bruce
Rauner (R) called for reviving the death penalty
in his state, which has not
carried out an execution
in nearly two decades. A20
In its investigation of
data misuse, Facebook
said it suspended about
200 apps. A13
Seattle passed a compromise tax to fund
homeless services after
complaints from Amazon.com and other city
businesses. A14
Pushing boundaries
THE WORLD
In Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban promised “revenge” against his
enemies. Now they’re preparing for it as he has
consolidated power. A8
THE REGION
A Maryland man who
killed three people last
week had been investigated by police in 2014 after
his girlfriend said he
threatened her with a
gun, officials say. B1
Alexandria’s police
chief has abruptly demoted all four of his deputies
in recent months in a major shake-up. B1
To some, a “three-parent”
baby whom a fertility
doctor helped produce was
a miracle. To regulators,
the birth marked a step on
a slippery slope. E1
zeitoun, gaza strip — Israeli
forces killed 58 Palestinians at
the boundary fence with Gaza
on Monday, local health officials said, a level of bloodshed
not seen since the most violent
days of Israel’s 2014 war in the
territory.
The death toll more than doubled the number of Palestinians
killed during six weeks of demonstrations, dubbed the “March
of Return,” and came on the same
day that a new U.S. Embassy
opened in Jerusalem.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians had gathered on the edges of
the fenced-off and blockaded territory from midmorning. Many
came to peacefully demonstrate,
bringing their children and carrying flags. Food stalls sold
snacks and music blared.
But the protests appeared to
have a more violent edge than in
previous weeks. Some young
men brought knives and fence
cutters. At a gathering point east
of Gaza City, organizers urged
protesters over loudspeakers to
burst through the fence, telling
them Israeli soldiers were fleeing
their positions, even as they were
reinforcing them.
Israeli snipers were determined not to allow a breach, and
ambulances soon began screaming back and forth from the
fence as gunshots rang out. No
Israeli soldiers were injured,
though, and Israel drew widespread condemnation for an excessive use of force.
More than 2,700 people were
injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza,
including 1,359 from live ammunition. The dead included six
children under the age of 18,
among them a 15-year-old girl,
and a medic, the ministry said.
The United Nations said that
“those responsible for outrageous human rights violations
GAZA CONTINUED ON A10
Maverick cleric’s sway could
rattle U.S.-Iraq relationship
Future of troop presence
in question after win by
Moqtada al-Sadr’s ticket
BY T AMER E L- G HOBASHY
AND M USTAFA S ALIM
baghdad — The surprisingly
strong showing of a ticket
backed by maverick cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Iraqi elections
over the weekend will force U.S.
officials to recalculate how best
to pursue American interests in
the region at an especially sensitive moment.
Sadr is a ferocious critic of
American policies in the Middle
East, and his unexpected elector-
al haul immediately calls into
question the continuing presence
of U.S. troops in Iraq. But his
spokesman said Sadr supports
honoring commitments between
Iraq and the United States concerning the training of Iraq’s security forces and weapons purchases as long as they serve Iraq’s
interests and there “is no interference on the sovereignty of Iraq.”
Sadr’s ticket won the most
seats in Iraq’s parliamentary election, according to results from all
18 provinces released Monday,
placing him in the best position
to select the country’s next prime
minister and set the course for
how the nation emerges from a
IRAQ CONTINUED ON A11
A possible kingmaker: Cleric may
choose Iraq’s next leader. A11
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First lady Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to
“treat a benign kidney condition”
Monday morning at Walter Reed
National Military Medical Center
and is expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week.
“The procedure was successful
and there were no complications,”
Stephanie Grisham, the first
lady’s communications director,
said in a statement. “Mrs. Trump
is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of
the week. The first lady looks
forward to a full recovery so she
can continue her work on behalf
of children everywhere.”
The statement vaguely described the procedure as “an embolization procedure to treat a
benign kidney condition” but offered no additional details about
the first lady’s condition or treatment. Grisham declined to provide additional information or
answer questions about the procedure, saying that the first lady is
entitled to privacy.
In embolization, doctors insert
a catheter as part of a procedure
to purposely block a blood vessel
and cut off the blood supply to the
affected area. This can be done by
sending a coil or a substance
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First lady Melania Trump had a procedure for a “benign kidney
condition” and is expected to remain hospitalized for a few days.
down the catheter.
The catheter is usually inserted
in the femoral artery in the thigh
and then threaded through the
aorta to the renal artery and then
to a smaller blood vessel.
The most likely reason for such
a procedure is to treat a benign tumor known as an angiomyolipoma, according to Mohamad E. Allaf, vice chairman of
the urology department at the
Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine.
Such tumors are usually found
by accident, when doctors are
taking images for another reason,
he said. But if there is bleeding
from the vessels, symptoms can
include bruising, front and back
pain in the kidney area or lightheadedness, he said.
Typically, doctors will merely
take periodic images of a tumor
smaller than four centimeters. But if it is larger, or has
many blood vessels feeding it,
they might choose the embolization procedure or even surgery,
he said.
President Trump headed to
Walter Reed, in Bethesda,
on Monday afternoon to visit
his wife.
“Heading over to Walter Reed
Medical Center to see our great
First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the wellwishers!” he wrote in a tweet.
The hospitalization comes as
Melania Trump, 48, has taken a
higher-profile role in the White
House in recent weeks. In late
April, she hosted her first state
dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his
wife, Brigitte, and attended the
funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston.
Last week, Trump gave a
speech in the Rose Garden to
announce a new campaign that
she’s calling “Be Best.” The first
lady has been working to raise
awareness of online bullying and
encourage children to be kind to
one another, along with highlighting programs that foster the wellbeing of children. The president
sat in the front row as she spoke.
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Prenatal pollution linked to high blood pressure
BY
A RIANA E UNJUNG C HA
High blood pressure typically
occurs in adulthood, so when
children develop the condition, it
often means something is very
wrong. A child might have kidney
disease, hyperthyroidism or a
heart problem. Obesity can also
be a factor.
But what about seemingly
healthy youngsters whose blood
pressure has shot up?
Their risk, a study suggests,
may trace back to before their
birth.
In a paper published Monday
in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, researchers reported that children
of mothers who were exposed in
their third trimester to higher
levels of fine particulate pollution
— the tiny airborne matter that
causes haze in many cities around
the world — were at a 61 percent
higher risk of elevated blood pressure.
The study of families in the
Boston area involved 1,293 mothers and their children, ages 3 to
9. About 160 of the children had
elevated blood pressure. Pollution levels were gauged by looking at home addresses and nearby
Environmental Protection Agency monitors to measure air quality. Those readings are taken as
often as every three days.
Study looked at risk
for children of mothers
exposed to particulates
Noel Mueller, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health, and his colleagues
zeroed in on the microscopic solids and droplets that are 2.5 microns or less in width and are
particularly insidious because
they can get into the lungs, bloodstream and heart.
There is a large body of research — the EPA cites thousands
of studies — that shows the severe
impact of fine particulate matter
on human health, particularly the
respiratory system. But this is
among the first studies to show
that a pregnant mother's exposure may harm her offspring.
Mueller said that it is possible
the particles may have caused
intrauterine inflammation in the
mothers, thus altering fetal
growth patterns and “programming a baby to have a higher risk
for blood pressure during childhood.” But he emphasized in an
interview that this is only a theory and that much more
work must be done to confirm the
association and understand what
might be happening.
While high blood pressure in
children does not usually produce
any symptoms, it can lead to early
heart attack, stroke or other serious health issues. In 2017, the
American Academy of Pediatrics
updated its guidelines for screening and managing high blood
pressure in youth. Diagnosing hypertension in adults is simple,
with the threshold now set at
130/80. But the bodies of children
change so quickly that the definition of “normal” has to take into
account age, sex and height.
In the study, the researchers
adjusted for race and ethnicity,
birth weight, maternal smoking
and alcohol intake, as well as
other factors known to influence
blood pressure.
The highest level of pollution
exposure the mothers experienced was 11.8 micrograms per
cubic meter or greater, which is
just below the EPA’s air-quality
standard of 12 micrograms per
cubic meter. Exposures at higher
levels are considered to be risky,
but Mueller said the new study
provides more support for maintaining or even lowering the standard to ensure that Americans
are breathing healthful air.
It also suggests some practical
advice for pregnant women in the
third trimester: “You might consider not going outside in highly
polluted areas during that time
because of the risk,” he said.
The families involved are part
of the long-term Boston Birth
Cohort study, which is partially
funded by the National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development, so researchers hope
to continue tracking them and
publish follow-up reports. A previous study from California found
a similar relationship between
maternal exposure to a different
pollutant — nitrogen dioxide,
which comes from cigarette
smoke or the burning of fossil
fuels — and high blood pressure
in children.
In an opinion piece published
with the study, Diane Gold and
Antonella Zanobetti of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public
Health noted that the research
did not look at the season of a
child’s birth, which might affect
pollution levels in a temperate
zone such as Boston’s. Nor did it
look at differences in the city’s
pollution levels over time. The
young subjects were enrolled
from 1998 to 2012, a period when
much of the country woke up to
the harmful effects of pollution
and undertook greater efforts to
reduce it.
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Bill would expand federal counter-drone powers
BY
M ICHAEL L ARIS
A bipartisan group of senators
introduced a bill Monday that
would give the Departments of
Justice and Homeland Security
powers to act against drones
deemed a threat, including those
at large gatherings in local communities, if federal authorities are
invited by a state’s governor or
attorney general.
The proposal expands on a request from the Trump administration to, in some cases, free Justice
and Homeland Security officials
from legal prohibitions on intercepting communications or “sabotaging” aircraft. Those laws were
written before drones were as
cheap, powerful and commonplace as they are today.
The restrictions have frustrated
federal authorities, major league
sports officials and others as the
number of drones flown over public and private facilities has
grown. Last week, the administration backed 10 pilot projects to
promote uses for drones, from
monitoring crops to delivering
packages and emergency defibrillators.
“The threats posed by malicious unmanned aircraft are too
great to ignore,” said Sen. Ron
Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the
Senate Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee.
“It is not enough to just tell drone
operators not to fly in certain
high-risk areas. We must give federal law enforcement the authority to act if necessary.”
Tracking, interfering with or
knocking down drones believed to
be a threat would be allowed on a
variety of federal missions, including border control; certain Secret
Service operations; and the protection of court officers, federal
prisons and various other federal
facilities.
But in a notable expansion, the
Senate bill would, upon request by
a governor or attorney general,
have DHS or Justice officials provide counter-drone “support to
State, local, or tribal law enforcement to ensure protection of people and property at mass gatherings, where appropriate and within available resources.” The type of
event, location and threat level
would be among the considerations.
The bill was co-sponsored by
Johnson and Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
It would also require DHS to
issue an assessment of the threat
of drones to critical infrastructure
and large hub airports, as well as
examine existing federal and local
powers.
The Trump administration last
year offered a far-reaching counter-drone proposal that would
have given new powers to numerous federal agencies, but it was
rejected over bipartisan concerns
that it was too broad. The Department of Defense has been given
some such powers.
Some outside experts have
raised possible aviation safety, civil liberties and other concerns to
significantly expanding counterdrone powers, depending on how
it is done.
Environmentalists legitimately
gathering information about a
chemical facility might be thwarted under the proposals or have
politically sensitive video footage
intercepted, said Laura K.
Donohue, director of the Center
on National Security and the Law
at Georgetown University Law
Center.
Representatives of law enforcement have said the legislative proposals do not go far enough. State
prisons should get the same counter-drone powers as federal ones,
they say.
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Europa, a moon of Jupiter
thought to harbor a warm, saltwater ocean sloshing beneath a
thick, icy crust, is considered one
of the best spots in the solar
system to look for alien beings.
Now, citing data collected by
NASA’s Galileo probe more than
two decades ago, scientists report
that giant jets of water are spouting more than 100 miles off the
moon’s surface. The study, published Monday in the journal
Nature Astronomy, adds to the
mounting evidence that Europa
is spewing its contents into space.
Such plumes could provide a
tantalizing way to sample Europa
in search of signs of life. Rather than land on the surface and
drill as much as 15 miles
through ice — a feat that has
never been achieved, even on
Earth — a spacecraft could simply fly through the spray and test
its contents.
Researchers are working on
missions to do just that. NASA’s
Europa Clipper and the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy
Moons Explorer (JUICE) are
scheduled to launch in the early to mid-2020s, both armed
with high-resolution cameras
and a suite of other sensitive
instruments.
“The idea that Europa might
possess plumes seems to be
becoming more and more real,
and that’s very good news for
future exploration,” said Xianzhe
Jia, a space physicist at the
University of Michigan and
the lead author of the new paper on the phenomenon.
Scientists have suspected since
2012 that Europa might harbor
plumes, after the Hubble Space
Telescope observed water vapor
spouting above the moon’s frigid
south pole. Another set of observations, taken in 2014 and 2016,
found a recurring jet shooting
from an unusually warm “hot
spot” near the moon’s equator.
The tallest of the plumes appeared to extend 120 miles above
the moon’s surface; Old Faithful,
the geyser at Yellowstone National Park, reaches 184 feet.
The interpretation of those im-
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NASA’s Europa Clipper is scheduled to launch in the early to mid-2020s and will be armed with high-resolution cameras and other
instruments. When it arrives at Jupiter, it will perform 45 flybys past Europa, getting as close as 16 miles above the moon’s surface.
“The idea that Europa might possess plumes seems to be becoming more and more
real, and that’s very good news for future exploration.”
Xianzhe Jia, lead author of a new paper on the Jupiter moon
ages has been debated because
they pushed the limits of Hubble’s sensitivity.
No spacecraft has gotten close
to Europa since Galileo, which
swooped just 250 miles above the
moon’s hot spot in December 1997.
An antenna failed to deploy after
launch, however, limiting the
amount of data the spacecraft
could send back to Earth.
Nevertheless, Jia — who was a
college student at the time of the
flyby — thought that if a plume
existed, Galileo might have
sensed its with its magnetometer
and plasma wave instruments.
Margaret Kivelson, a space
physicist at the University of
California at Los Angeles who
was principal investigator for
Galileo’s magnetometer, confirmed his hunch.
“On one particular pass, the
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Couple charged with
abuse of 10 children
The police said Monday that
they had removed 10 children
from a squalid California home
and charged their father with
torture and their mother with
neglect after an investigation
revealed a lengthy period of
severe physical and emotional
abuse.
The children range in age from
4 months old to 12 years old, said
Fairfield Police Lt. Greg Hurlbut.
The mother, Ina Rogers, told
reporters that she called
authorities in March after her 12year-old son didn’t come home.
She said the “squalor” officers
saw while investigating came
from her tearing her house apart
unusual emissions that could
be associated with a high density of charged particles. The results did not make sense at the
time — but they are what scientists would expect to find near a
jet of salty water.
But the environment around
the moon is complex — warped by
Jupiter’s strong magnetic fields
and Europa’s atmosphere. So Jia,
Kivelson and their colleagues
st. louis — Missouri Gov. Eric
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Gases rise from the ground in the Leilani Estates subdivision during
eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii over the weekend.
Officials said that a crack that emerged Sunday was sending molten
rock toward the ocean and that the volcano may soon blow its top.
as she searched for her child.
The investigation began
March 31 when police responded
to the missing-juvenile report in
Fairfield, 46 miles northeast of
San Francisco.
The officers found the boy and
returned him to the family home,
where they said they found nine
other children living in “squalor
and unsafe conditions.”
The father, Jonathan Allen, 29,
faces felony charges of torture
and child abuse, and Rogers, 30,
faces child neglect charges. She
was arrested March 31 and
released after posting $10,000
bail. Allen was arrested Friday
after specialists conducted
interviews with the children,
Hurlbut said. He is being held in
the Solano County Jail in lieu of
$1.5 million bail.
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NEW YORK
Nanny sentenced to life
in prison for killings
A nanny convicted of brutally
murdering two small children in
her care has been sentenced in
New York City to life in prison
without parole.
Yoselyn Ortega was convicted
last month in the deaths of 6year-old Lucia Krim and 2-yearold Leo Krim and was sentenced
Monday. She had been working
for the Krim family for nearly two
years when she took the children
to a bathroom of their apartment
and stabbed them to death
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Another fissure spewing lava
and unhealthy gas opened up
Monday on Hawaii’s Big Island,
and a crack in the earth that
emerged a day earlier was
sending molten rock on a slow
run for the ocean, officials said.
Nearly 20 of the fissures have
opened since the Kilauea volcano
started erupting 12 days ago, and
officials warn it may soon blow its
top with a massive steam
eruption that would shoot
boulders and ash into the sky.
A fissure that opened Sunday
led authorities to order 10 people
to leave their homes, Hawaii
County Managing Director Wil
Okabe said. Overall, nearly 2,000
people have been told to evacuate
since May 3, and lava has
destroyed more than two dozen
homes.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
said the flow from the crack that
emerged Sunday was heading on
a path that would take it to the
ocean, about two miles away. No
homes or roads were threatened
by the flow.
Lava on Sunday spread across
hundreds of yards of private land,
and loud explosions rocked the
neighborhood not far from the
Leilani Estates subdivision,
where more than a dozen other
active vents opened over the past
week.
spacecraft came very, very close
to the surface of Europa, and it
was on that pass that we saw
signatures that we never really
understood,” she said at a news
conference Monday.
Galileo found Europa’s magnetic field intensified and shifted
orientation just as the spacecraft made its closest approach to
the moon. Then, data from the
plasma wave instrument showed
compared the observations with
what scientists might expect to
see from a plume of the dimensions reported by Hubble. The
results were in “satisfying agreement,” Jia said.
Kivelson, who had not considered such a plume when she
collected the data two decades
ago, marveled at the new discovery. “It’s amazing how hard it is to
anticipate something that just
hasn’t happened before,” she said.
The source of the plume is still
unclear. The prevailing theory is
the water comes directly from
Europa’s subsurface ocean and is
being driven upward by hydrothermal activity much like that
which powers geysers on Earth.
But the water could originate
elsewhere, Jia cautioned, such as
a subsurface lake between layers
of Europa’s ice sheets.
Jia hopes this paper will inspire fellow researchers to keep
looking at Europa’s plumes. Perhaps someone will find further
clues by mining years-old data.
Or, maybe when the powerful
James Webb Space Telescope finally launches (it has been
pushed back several times), it will
get a clearer picture of what is
happening on the alien moon.
The Clipper mission — now in
the preliminary design phase — is
projected to arrive at Jupiter
around 2030. There, it will perform 45 flybys past Europa, getting as close as 16 miles above the
moon’s surface.
If it finds a plume, Clipper’s
instruments will be able measure
its chemical composition, said
Elizabeth Turtle, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and one of the primary
researchers involved with the
mission. The spacecraft will seek
molecules associated with biological activity.
“But it’s a long stretch to go
from being able to measure the
specific composition to being
able to say, ‘There’s life,’ ” she
cautioned at the news conference
Monday.
in 2012. She wept and apologized
to the family.
The children’s mother had
been out with a third child and
returned home to find them dead.
Their father was out of town.
Ortega’s attorney argued that
she was too mentally ill to know
what she was doing when she
killed the children. Ortega, 55, is
from the Dominican Republic.
— Associated Press
OHIO
Pastor pleads guilty
to child sex trafficking
One of three Ohio pastors
accused of conspiring to recruit
teenage girls to have sex with
them has pleaded guilty to federal
charges, including child sex
trafficking.
Kenneth Butler, 38, also
pleaded guilty Monday in Toledo
to a related conspiracy charge
and obstructing a sex trafficking
investigation. He acknowledged
having sex with two minors.
Butler’s plea deal calls for him
to receive more than 17 years in
prison when he is sentenced
Sept. 12.
Federal authorities say Butler
was among three Toledo-area
pastors who paid teen girls for sex
over the past few years and
shared photos and videos of
the girls.
The other two jailed pastors
have pleaded not guilty.
— Associated Press
Greitens (R) declared victory
Monday as prosecutors dropped
a felony invasion-of-privacy
charge alleging he had taken a
revealing photo of a woman with
whom he has acknowledged having an affair.
The St. Louis circuit attorney’s
office said it hopes to pursue the
case, either through a special
prosecutor or an appointed assistant. But Greitens’s attorneys
said the case was crumbling
under a lack of evidence and
doubted any charge would ever
be refiled.
The first-term governor still
faces plenty of other problems.
The legislature is to convene
Friday in a month-long special
Eric Greitens still faces
possible impeachment
and 2nd felony charge
session to consider whether to
impeach Greitens. And he faces a
second felony charge for allegedly disclosing a donor list from a
St. Louis-based veterans’ charity
he founded for use in his political
campaign.
The prosecutor’s surprise
move, announced after the third
day of jury selection, came after
the judge granted a request by
Greitens’s lawyers to call St.
Louis Circuit Attorney Kim
Gardner as a witness. Greitens’s
defense team has criticized
Gardner’s handling of the case,
particularly her hiring of private
investigator William Tisaby,
whom Greitens’s lawyers have
accused of perjury.
“The court’s order places the
Circuit Attorney in the impossible position of being a witness,
subject to cross-examination,”
including by her own subordinates, Gardner spokeswoman
Susan Ryan said in a statement.
She said a decision will be
made later to either seek a special prosecutor or appoint one of
Gardner’s assistants to proceed.
Greitens, 44, was charged with
felony invasion of privacy for
allegedly taking and transmitting a photo of an at least
partially nude woman without
her permission in 2015.
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Scott Pruitt began receiving
round-the-clock security from the
moment he stepped foot inside the
Environmental Protection Agency
in February 2017 at the behest of a
Trump administration political
appointee, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
EPA’s inspector general said in a
letter Monday that Pruitt got extensive protection from the start
of his tenure but did not clarify
who requested it. The separate
series of emails obtained by The
Post shows that the decision to
provide Pruitt with 24/7 coverage
was made by Don Benton, a Washington state GOP senator who
served as the agency’s senior
White House adviser in the first
weeks of the new administration.
“EPA’s Protective Service Detail
began providing 24/7 coverage of
the Administrator the first day he
arrived,” Inspector General Arthur Elkins wrote in response to
inquiries from Democratic Sens.
Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) and
Thomas R. Carper (Del.) about
what threats prompted Pruitt’s
nonstop security, which has cost
in excess of $3 million. “The decision was made by the Office of
Criminal Enforcement, Forensics
and Training after being informed
that Mr. Pruitt requested 24/7 protection once he was confirmed as
Administrator.”
The inspector general’s office,
which investigates threats made
against any EPA employees,
“played no role in this decision,”
Elkins added.
In a Feb. 12, 2017, email to several
EPA security officials, Benton
framed the decision as a precautionary measure given the controversy sure to ensue from some of the
president’s early policy decisions. “I
have requested 24-7 protection for
the new administrator for the first
week at least and then evaluate
from there,” Benton wrote.
“There will be several Executive
Orders signed when [Pruitt] is
sworn in that will likely stir the
hornets nest,” he wrote.
EPA officials discussed the increased costs and strain on the
agency’s Criminal Investigation
Division that would stem from
such a move. The acting special
agent in charge, Eric Weese, wrote
colleagues that nonstop protection would entail doubling the
number of agents on Pruitt’s security detail to 16.
Weese predicted this would be
“a major disruption” to the division’s assets in the mid-Atlantic
region, “but there will be no other
way to pull this off.”
Agency spokesman Jahan Wilcox said in a statement Monday that
“as the report says, EPA’s Office of
Inspector General does not determine security assessments. EPA’s
Protective Service Detail handles
security decisions and this particular decision was made before Administrator Pruitt arrived at EPA.”
Some Cabinet members routinely receive heightened security as
part of their job, including the secretaries of defense, state and homeland security. FBI agents accompany the attorney general around the
clock.
But for other Cabinet posts, the
level of protection varies based on
circumstances. Early in the Trump
administration, for example, controversial Education Secretary Betsy DeVos received a full protective
detail, at an estimated initial cost of
$1 million a month.
There were no confirmed threat
cases open the day Pruitt took office, according to an individual
with direct knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition of
anonymity out of fear of retaliation.
Elkins made clear in his letter
Monday that his office “has never
conducted a ‘threat assessment’ ”
for Pruitt — a broader, more formal evaluation used to help determine what level and type of protection is warranted for an official.
“It includes all available information, including the results of
threat investigations, but also other factors, such as notoriety, history of threats or violence directed
against the person or event, other
dangers or potentials dangers that
may be associated with the person
or event, and location,” Elkins
wrote, adding: “The OIG is not a
decision-maker for the EPA.”
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norristown, pa. — Pennsylvania was President Trump’s proudest conquest in 2016, a state no
Republican had won in a presidential election for nearly three
decades and a victory he is still
talking about.
But in both suburbs and rural
areas this year, Democrats are
mounting a comeback with implications not only for November’s
midterm elections but the 2020
presidential race — just as soon as
they settle Tuesday’s messy primaries.
The contests, the first based on
a congressional map drawn by the
state’s Supreme Court, are a collection of rowdy ideological battles
between Democrats running on
universal Medicare, a $15 minimum wage, and whether to make
college free or just cheaper. Democrats see the state as the launchpad for their party’s comeback.
“There’s a historic groundswell
happening here,” said Madeleine
Dean, a state legislator who is
running for a U.S. House seat from
suburban Philadelphia. “In 2016, I
kept hearing people say stuff like,
‘The Democrats have forgotten us.’
I didn’t think that was the truth,
but I kept hearing it. And we’re not
going back to that.”
Of all Trump’s Rust Belt state
wins, Pennsylvania was the most
stunning, with the Republican
prevailing by 0.7 percent despite
the state’s long-standing Democratic tilt and repeated campaign
appearances by Hillary Clinton,
President Barack Obama and native son Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump capitalized on his strength
in rural areas to edge out Clinton,
who got more votes than Trump in
the cities and suburbs but fewer
than Democrats had expected.
Now Democrats are counting
on Pennsylvania to ensure another term for Gov. Tom Wolf and
Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. and to
deliver a chunk of the 23 seats they
need to net for the House majority.
Two Republican districts in the
Philadelphia area have effectively
been ceded to Democrats with the
surprise retirement of Rep. Ryan
Costello (R), the resignation of
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R) and lines
that made each district bluer.
Two more districts are seen as
competitive — a Bucks County
seat represented by Rep. Brian
Fitzpatrick (R), and the Allentown-area seat vacated last week
by former Rep. Charlie Dent (R).
In each race, Democrats believe
they’re seeing the enthusiasm that
did not materialize for Clinton. On
Friday in Norristown, Dean encountered a woman who was fearful that Trump ripping up the Iran
nuclear deal would lead to world
war and a retired schools superintendent who was unhappy with
parking on his street by people
who “aren’t even here legally” but
asked the campaign for a yard sign.
“I like her because she’s a Democrat,” explained Ray Raglund, 60.
He is worried that total Republican
control of Washington will put
Medicare at risk. “I’ll give them their
kudos: They put the party before the
individual. They don’t like Trump,
but they do whatever he says.”
Republicans, who held 13 of 18
House seats from Pennsylvania
last year, have acknowledged this
new map’s challenge, with the National Republican Congressional
Committee reserving $7.8 million
in Philadelphia-area advertising.
While the party hopes that Democrats weaken each other in competitive primaries, the likely GOP
nominees in the open seats around
Philadelphia have, on average, just
$100,000 on hand for the general
election. (Fitzpatrick, the only incumbent, has $1.3 million.)
Pennsylvania lifted Democratic
spirits in March when Conor
Lamb grabbed a GOP-held seat in
the Pittsburgh suburbs. Few states
in this cycle offer so many additional pickup opportunities. For
Democrats, that means competitive primaries all over the state.
In Fitzpatrick’s district, a
wealthy liberal donor, Scott Wallace, faces a veteran who only re-
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Scott Wallace, center, a Democratic candidate for the House of
Representatives, poses with voters in Morrisville, Pa.
cently became a Democrat, Rachel
Reddick. The race for the Democratic nomination to replace Dent
has become a three-way fight between a conservative district attorney and two liberals — one
backed by Emily’s List, the other
by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Wallace said that he would run
against Fitzpatrick’s support for
the 2017 tax cut law.
“He’s on the Republican team,
which is all about the 1 percent, Wall
Street and corporate tax cuts,” he
said after a Friday meet-and-greet.
“The idea of a corporate tax cut to be
more competitive with other countries made sense. But what they did
was deliver a huge tax cut without
getting rid of the loopholes.”
While looking ahead, Democrats also offer opinions on what
went wrong in 2016.
Molly Sheehan, a candidate in
the new Delaware County district,
said the Clinton campaign “didn’t
engage the grass roots.” She had
offered to register voters at the
University of Pennsylvania and
was told to canvass in south Philadelphia instead.
“Hillary stopped talking about
jobs in the final weeks of the cam-
paign,” said Joe Hoeffel, a former
congressman who came out of retirement to compete against Dean.
“I remember turning to my wife
and asking: ‘What is she doing?’
Democrats were put on this Earth
to talk about jobs and the little guy.
We may not always do it well, but
that’s what we do. And she kept
attacking Trump’s character! Well,
people had already made their decision on Trump’s character.”
Clinton’s Pennsylvania strategy
focused on suburban Republicans
who were uncomfortable with
Trump but not yet ready to support her.
With Clinton gone, Pennsylvania Democrats believe that what
should have happened in 2016 is
happening now.
In 2017, the party surged in local
elections, flipping Republicanheld offices in the counties around
Philadelphia.
The 2016 defeat also spawned
scores of new grass-roots groups,
from Reclaim Philadelphia in the
city to Lancaster Stands Up in a
conservative county just west of
the suburbs.
Those groups, and many like
them, have split their work between
electioneering and voter persuasion,
the sort of neighbor-to-neighbor
conversations that they say Clinton’s
campaign failed to engage in. In a
Lancaster-based district that strongly backed Trump for president, nonprofit leader Jess King has managed
to stay roughly even in fundraising
with Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R).
King has argued that grass-roots
campaigning can convert voters
who have been disappointed by the
president. “We’re winning over Republicans who are fed up with the
status quo,” she said last week.
In interviews with Democratic
voters and candidates across six
districts, there was some worry
that the ballyhooed wave could
crash before November. But there
was little concern that the party
needed to change to win back
Trump voters.
In Dent’s district, both city attorney Susan Wild and pastor
Greg Edwards had criticized longtime District Attorney John Morganelli for his attacks on Obamaera immigration policy and for
tweets — now deleted — urging
Trump to consider him as a U.S.
attorney nominee. In 2018, Wild
said, voters want to support a bold
and liberal Democratic Party.
Morganelli’s “whole campaign
is, in my view, like a campaign
from the 1980s,” Wild said as she
knocked on doors in Allentown.
“He says he had hope for Trump?
The rest of us had our heads under
our pillows, crying, and [he was]
asking for a job.”
On Saturday, a dozen volunteers gathered at House candidate
Ashley Lunkenheimer’s home in
Delaware County to begin one of
their final canvasses for the primary. Heidi Winder, 42, said that
any Democrat could win their particular district. Every Democrat,
she said, had been shaken out of
complacency by Trump.
“I started listening to Fox News
on November 9,” said Winder. “I
can never live in a bubble again. I
need to understand what the other side hears, so I can talk to them.”
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Trump’s improved standing, energized GOP worry Democrats
BY S EAN S ULLIVAN
AND S EUNG M IN K IM
After months of confidence that
public discontent with President
Trump would lift Democrats back
to power in Congress, some party
leaders are fretting that their advantages in this year’s midterms
are eroding amid a shifting political landscape.
Driving their concerns are
Trump’s approval rating, which
has ticked upward in recent
weeks, and high Republican turnout in some recent primaries, suggesting the GOP base remains energized. What’s more, Republicans stand to benefit politically
from a thriving economy and are
choosing formidable candidates
to take on vulnerable Democratic
senators.
One of their biggest sources of
anxiety is the Senate race in Florida, where some Democrats fear
that three-term Sen. Bill Nelson
has not adequately prepared to
defend his seat against Gov. Rick
Scott, a well-financed former businessman handpicked for the race
by Trump. Scott and Nelson are
close in early polls.
“I’m concerned about the race. I
think everybody is,” said Ione
Townsend, the Democratic Party
chair in Hillsborough County,
home to Tampa. Townsend said it
will “be hard to compete” with
Scott’s money.
The growing alarm about Nelson, one of 10 Democratic senators
running this year in a state won by
Trump in 2016, prompted the Senate’s top Democrat, Charles E.
Schumer (N.Y.), to sound the
alarm a few months ago in a private meeting in which he pleaded
with Nelson to step up his efforts
and hire a campaign manager,
which he did not do until March,
according to people familiar with
the conversation.
In West Virginia, where Trump
won by about 42 points and Republicans gave the president credit last week for urging voters to
reject the primary candidacy of a
former coal executive who had
served jail time, Democratic Sen.
Joe Manchin III acknowledged
that Trump’s popularity in the
state is a major boon for the Republicans.
“The more he can stay out of
West Virginia and direct his energies elsewhere would be helpful,”
Manchin said.
Democratic worries are mounting in the House, as well, where
the party has been more confident
of gaining the 23 seats it needs to
retake the majority. Democrats
are picking strong candidates in
dozens of Republican-held suburban districts where Trump has lost
significant support — but recent
surveys suggest the races may be
tightening.
Trump’s approval is now at the
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) greets people as he holds a Senate campaign rally April 10 at Interstate
Beverage in Hialeah, Fla. Scott faces Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the general election.
highest point it has been all year,
measured by Gallup in early May
at 42 percent, a five-point increase
from the start of 2018. Meanwhile,
the Democrats’ advantage when
voters are asked which party they
want to control Congress has
shrunk, from 10 points in December to just six now, according to a
Washington Post average of recent
quality polls.
And Republicans are showing
signs they will fight for the House,
with GOP megadonor Sheldon
Adelson agreeing to give $30 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC backed by
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (RWis.), according to a person familiar with the donation.
“I think anyone who was proclaiming victory a couple of
months ago was premature,” said
Rep. Daniel Kildee of Michigan,
who is a member of the leadership
team of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “I
think the president’s standing obviously has some impact.”
Republicans still have plenty of
reasons to worry. While Trump’s
numbers have improved, his
standing is still historically low for
a first-term president, and his administration continues to face
scandals and chaos, as well as the
expanding inquiry by special
counsel Robert S. Mueller III into
Russian interference in the 2016
election.
History shows a president’s
first midterm does not usually go
well for his party. And recent special election results signal a strong
year for Democrats, including
their stunning win in the Alabama
Senate race and the victory this
year by a Democrat in a Pitts-
burgh-area district that Trump
had won by nearly 20 points.
Republican leaders, many of
whom were previously uneasy
about Trump and his brand of
nationalistic politics and had
clashed with him early in his tenure, have in recent weeks embraced the president, in large part
because the party’s success could
hinge on keeping his base fired up.
In private conversations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has advised Trump not
to criticize the Senate, said three
people familiar with the discussions. McConnell told Trump that
it is not good for either Trump or
McConnell if voters feel as though
it makes no difference whether
they choose Republicans to represent them there.
McConnell has also urged the
president to work with him to
promote electable Republican
Senate candidates. Lately, Trump
has heeded his advice.
He warned West Virginia Republicans not to vote for Don
Blankenship, who served prison
time for his conviction on mine
safety violations and used racial
epithets. On May 8, Blankenship
lost the primary to state Attorney
General Patrick Morrisey, a more
mainstream candidate.
Republican officials are touting
the GOP tax cuts, although polls
suggest they have not been the
political godsend the party had
predicted, as well as Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korea’s leader, which stirs hope of
stability and detente.
“Peace and prosperity’s a pretty
good platform,” said Rep. Steve
Stivers of Ohio, the chairman of
the National Republican Congres-
sional Committee.
Some local Democrats are nervous about the general election.
“I do worry. I think the pharmaceutical companies are going to
throw all kinds of money in here,”
said Marion Tanner, chair of the
Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee in West Virginia.
Morrisey has past lobbying ties to
the pharmaceutical industry.
Trump and McConnell welcomed the Republicans nominated for Senate in Indiana and Ohio
on May 8. Trump held a campaign
rally in Indiana on Thursday,
where he stayed remarkably on
message and praised the GOP
nominee, Mike Braun.
“You saw a template for what
you’ll see moving forward,” said
White House political director Bill
Stepien, referring to Trump’s rhetoric at the rally in Elkhart, Ind.
White House officials are trying
to complement Trump’s efforts on
the campaign trail by making Congress look better. At a recent briefing hosted by the White House’s
Office of Public Liaison, Stepien
emphasized that Republicans
could help motivate their base by
showing that the Senate was
working, according to a person
who attended the meeting.
Like others interviewed for this
story, the person spoke on the
condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.
During a Senate Republican
luncheon Thursday, Sen. Lamar
Alexander (Tenn.) distributed
pocket cards to senators that listed what the GOP has done since
last year to help them remind voters. The cards included the tax law,
repealing regulations and confirming conservative judges.
Nationally, Republican strategists said they believe that by
withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, engaging with North
Korea and pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal, Trump is giving
conservative voters a powerful reminder of the blows he has landed
against the policies of President
Barack Obama.
Trump’s North Korea strategy
has resonated with Keith Lowry,
chairman of the Jefferson County
Republican Executive Committee
in West Virginia.
“His presentation leaves a lot of
people lacking. And they don’t
necessarily agree with his brash
techniques or the way he tweets a
lot,” Lowry said of Trump. “But the
essence and the substance of the
man — you just can’t argue with
the accomplishments.”
In Florida, Scott’s entrance into
the race not only boosted Republican chances of flipping Nelson’s
seat, it also ensured that Democrats would have to spend more
cash in the state that they would
otherwise dedicate to other states.
Scott is wealthy and has a
strong national fundraising network. He raised as much money in
three weeks — $3.2 million — as
Nelson did in three months.
On Saturday, Nelson held one of
his first campaign events since
Scott launched his campaign.
Republicans still have messy intraparty fights to navigate in Mississippi and Arizona, with polarizing Senate candidates who party
officials believe could lose to Democrats. They are plotting ways to
elevate the more electable ones.
If Democrats can flip one or
both of those seats, their path to
the majority will be easier, contingent on holding seats. Democrats
also have a plum opportunity for a
pickup in Nevada.
Democratic senators have focused on issues such as health
care, veterans and local matters
rather than the national parties or
culture wars. They are wagering
that they don’t need to stoke the
anti-Trump sentiment that is
prevalent among base voters; they
need to convince Republicans that
it is okay to cross over.
Even in the House, where elections tend to align more closely to
the national mood, candidates are
trying to distinguish themselves
on a personal level.
“Anyone who’s counting on a
national wave to carry her into
office isn’t much of a candidate,”
said Rep. Matthew Cartwright
(D-Pa.), who is running in a district where Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 10 points. “You’ve
got to run your own race and you
have to be your own person.”
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Liu and other Chinese officials
have demanded that the Commerce Department ease restrictions on ZTE, but until Trump’s
Sunday tweet, the administration
had resisted.
The president has now greenlighted a fast-moving negotiation
that could affect a number of U.S.
industries and companies.
In exchange for easing restrictions on ZTE, U.S. officials are
pressing China to relax tariffs on
agricultural products and allow a
U.S. technology company, Qualcomm, to acquire NXP Semiconductors. Chinese officials had effectively blocked that deal by imposing regulatory hurdles, U.S. officials familiar with the matter
said. Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors stock prices soared
Monday amid talk of a potential
U.S.-China deal.
After Trump’s Sunday tweet,
White House officials spent much
of the next 24 hours attempting to
walk back his statement, saying
ZTE’s fate would ultimately be left
up to a review by Ross. And Monday afternoon, Ross insisted in a
speech at the National Press Club
that ZTE would not be a factor in
the trade talks, saying, “Our position has been that that’s an enforcement action separate from
trade.”
Just three hours later, Trump
tweeted again, contradicting
Ross’s statement that the issues
would be kept apart.
“ZTE, the large Chinese phone
company, buys a big percentage of
individual parts from U.S. companies,” he wrote on Twitter. “This is
also reflective of the larger trade
deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship
with President Xi.”
The president does not view
easing penalties on ZTE as a major
concession, according to one current and one former administration official, both of whom spoke
on the condition of anonymity
given the sensitivity of the subject.
However, lawmakers from both
parties Monday warned that the
action would undermine U.S. national security and erode the U.S.
position at the outset of highstakes trade talks with China.
Senior Republicans said they
were caught off guard by the president’s ZTE tweet, with neither
congressional leaders nor the
Teachers
paying for
supplies,
report finds
BY
M ORIAH B ALINGIT
Pencils, pens, crayons, construction paper, T-shirts, snacks
and, sometimes, a pair of shoes:
The costs add up for public school
teachers who reach into their own
pockets for classroom supplies,
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A ZTE building in Beijing. In exchange for easing restrictions on the telecom firm, U.S. officials are pressing China to relax tariffs on
American agricultural products and to allow a U.S. technology company, Qualcomm, to acquire NXP Semiconductors.
heads of the Senate Finance and
Foreign Relations committees receiving warning that the administration was contemplating lifting
restrictions on the Chinese tech
giant.
“I’m kind of surprised, considering the decisions that were
made previously on national security; it kind of surprises me, and I
haven’t figured it out,” said Sen.
Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), a
senior member of the Finance
Committee. “The two opinions are
kind of in conflict with each other.”
Senate Majority Whip John
Cornyn (R-Tex.) said the issue of
relaxing penalties against ZTE
could arise when Trump lunches
with senators Tuesday.
The original March 2017 settlement with ZTE, in which the company paid a record combined civil
and criminal penalty of $1.19 billion after illegally shipping telecom gear to Iran and North Korea,
was celebrated by Trump’s attorney general and commerce secretary as a landmark move against a
brazen corporate actor.
In the criminal proceeding,
ZTE pleaded guilty to violating
U.S. export controls over its shipments to Iran, obstructing justice
and making a material false statement.
At the time, Ross said ZTE was
guilty of an “egregious scheme” to
violate U.S. law, adding, “Under
President Trump’s leadership, we
will be aggressively enforcing
strong trade policies with the dual
purpose of protecting American
national security and protecting
American workers.”
The Commerce Department
last month banned U.S. firms from
selling components to ZTE for seven years.
Ross said Monday that officials
would consider scaling back restrictions on ZTE because of prodding from Trump, but he also offered a lengthy description of the
company’s past missteps and said
the classified briefings he has received on the company have revealed startling facts.
The episode shows how much
Trump is personally directing the
China negotiations, even though
officials from multiple agencies
are involved in trying to force
China to buy more U.S. products.
Trump believes that Beijing has
for years ripped off American
companies and workers by devaluing its currency and flooding the
United States with cheap goods,
while making it hard for American
companies to sell their products
there.
But talks with China had
bogged down in recent days, a
potential problem for Trump because he needs Chinese help with
the upcoming North Korea summit.
The president has asked several
White House advisers recently
what the Chinese want and what
must be done to advance the trade
talks, according to two people
briefed on the discussions, who
spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk about sensitive matters.
Trump is determined to make a
deal with China and has been told
in recent days that relaxing restrictions on ZTE was a “prerequisite” to get the Chinese to engage
in substantive discussions.
Two weeks ago, Ross, Treasury
Secretary Steven Mnuchin and
several other advisers flew to Beijing to try to pressure Chinese
officials to boost U.S. imports.
Those talks made little progress.
Trump and Chinese leader Xi
Jinping spoke by phone on May 8,
and then senior Chinese officials
led by Vice Minister of Commerce
Wang Shouwen met at the Treasury Department on Friday, where
the ZTE issue was again raised.
Trump’s first statement of public support for the company came
Sunday.
“President Xi of China, and I,
are working together to give massive Chinese phone company,
ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast,” he wrote in the Twitter
post. “Too many jobs in China lost.
Commerce Department has been
ensuring their students have the
necessities of learning.
Nearly all teachers are footing
the bill for classroom supplies, an
Education Department report
found, and teachers in high-poverty schools spend more than
those in affluent schools.
The report, prepared by the
National Center for Education
Statistics and released Tuesday, is
based on a nationally representative survey of teachers during the
2015-2016 school year. It found
that 94 percent of teachers pay for
classroom supplies, spending an
average of $479 a year. About
7 percent of teachers spend more
than $1,000 a year.
The report was released as Arizona, Oklahoma and West Vir-
ginia continue to feel the aftershocks from teacher protests over
low pay and cuts to school spending that shut down schools for
days.
The cost can be especially burdensome for teachers who make
meager salaries and live paycheck
to paycheck. Even in places such
as Oklahoma, where educators
are among the lowest-paid in the
nation, teachers still reach in to
their pockets to make up for budget shortfalls that have stripped
resources from schools. One Tulsa
teacher last year resorted to panhandling to pay for school supplies.
According to the federal report,
elementary school teachers spent
an average of $526, more than
high school teachers. But no
group shelled out more than
teachers at schools with a high
number of students living in poverty. Teachers who worked at
schools where more than 75 percent of children qualify for free
meals spent an average of
$554 annually for supplies.
Nationally, more than half of
public school students qualify for
free or reduced-price meals, a
rough proxy for poverty. And with
the number of poor students
growing, families are less able to
furnish supplies for classrooms or
for their children than they were
in the past.
The practice is so widespread
that schools have come to rely on
educators furnishing their class-
rooms. Congress in 2002 passed a
measure giving teachers a
$250 tax deduction for classroom
supply spending.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine),
who helped create that deduction, said last year that the deduction represented a “small token of
appreciation” for teachers.
“At virtually every school, I
have met teachers who are spending money out of their own pockets to benefit their students,” Collins said.
A GOP tax proposal threatened
to eliminate the deduction, but
after an outcry Congress preserved it. Now, House Democrats
are sponsoring an effort to expand the deduction to $500. Rep.
Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) said
instructed to get it done!”
Within hours of that Twitter
post, Liu’s arrival was confirmed
for Tuesday morning.
Chinese officials were furious
over ZTE’s latest punishment, believing it was excessive given the
nature of the company’s violation
of the settlement terms, according
to Dennis Wilder, a former China
specialist at the CIA.
“The Chinese were clearly
shocked by the ZTE decision,” said
Wilder, who just returned from
meetings in Beijing with Chinese
government officials and academics.
Wilder said he was told that Liu,
who was embarrassed by being
denied a meeting with Trump during a visit in March, would not
have returned to Washington this
week without an indication that
ZTE would be spared. “Liu He
represents, and is very close to, Xi
Jinping,” said Wilder. “They’re not
going to have him humiliated a
second time.”
China’s state-run press applauded Trump’s about-face.
“We highly appreciate these
positive remarks on the ZTE issue,
and we are currently in close communication with them on how
exactly to implement it,” said Lu
Kang, spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry. “As for the specific
issues over which the U.S. side has
voiced its concerns, our two sides
also maintain close communication.”
Trump has tried to make clear
to Chinese officials that he isn’t
promising blanket relief for ZTE,
and White House officials have
stressed that Ross will keep some
restrictions as part of any deal. But
Trump hopes that even the gesture
of saying he will help the company
can signal that the White House is
willing to make sacrifices.
“To him, it shows: I’m trying to
make something happen for you,”
one of the people briefed on
Trump’s strategy said.
There were signs, though, of
bipartisan alarm on Capitol Hill
about Trump’s approach.
“I hope this isn’t the beginning
of backing down to China,” Sen.
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted.
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Karoun Demirjian, Steven Mufson and
Ellen Nakashima contributed to this
report.
expanding the deduction is critical in an age when teacher pay in
many states has stagnated.
“In spite of tight classroom
budgets, limited education resources and low pay, educators
take hundreds of dollars out of
their pockets to purchase supplies for their students to ensure
every child has the resources they
need to learn and succeed,” Brown
said Monday in a news release.
“Increasing this deduction acknowledges the importance of
their work, is a small ‘thank you’
for the counselors, principals and
teachers who make financial sacrifices to benefit their students,
and helps achieve the outcomes
we want for all our kids.”
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Survey finds widespread feelings of fear and rejection among LGBTQ teens
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A MY E LLIS N UTT
A new survey finds significant
anxiety and fear among teenagers who identify as lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender or
queer.
The survey findings, released
Tuesday, are based on the answers of roughly 12,000 youth
ages 13 to 17 who responded to an
online solicitation by the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation
and other advocacy groups. Researchers say they reveal the
depth of challenges that LGBTQ
teens face.
At home, at school, in social
circles and communities, these
teens are experiencing high levels of anxiety, feelings of rejection and fears for their safety,
according to a report on the
survey findings.
“Despite the change in social
attitudes, they’re still struggling,”
said Ryan Watson, an assistant
professor in human development
and family studies at the University of Connecticut who is one of
the researchers. “We still see
alarming disparities and experiences, disheartening mental
health problems and self-esteem
issues.”
The report notes that nearly
three-quarters of the teens responding to the survey said they
have been threatened verbally
because of their sexual identity.
Ninety-five percent reported
having trouble sleeping.
Problems associated with being transgender were particularly pernicious. About half of trans-
Many reported anxiety
over verbal threats,
safety at school
gender teens surveyed said they
were unable to use school restrooms or locker rooms that
match their gender identity, with
most of this group citing safety as
the reason.
Yet teens generally shared similar concerns about school overall: Just 26 percent of those
surveyed said they felt safe in
their classroom.
The report comes at a particularly challenging time for LGBTQ
individuals, with the Trump administration scaling back protections across several federal agencies. The Justice Department announced last July that civil rights
laws do not include workplace
protection against sexual orientation discrimination for lesbian
and gay individuals. The Department of Education has reversed
an Obama-era directive mandating schools protect and accommodate transgender students.
“Anecdotally, we have seen the
Trump decision to rescind critical guidance [for schools] has
caused fear and worry for transgender students and their families,” said Rebecca Kling, education program director at the
National Center for Transgender
Equality. “We’ve seen many cases
where schools feel like they can
roll back protections.”
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Hundreds in New York City protest a Trump administration move last year rescinding an Obama-era
directive allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identities.
These changes are particularly
disappointing, say gay and transgender activists, because as a
candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly expressed support for the
LGBTQ community, once tweeting, “I will fight for you while
Hillary brings in more people
that will threaten your freedoms
and beliefs.”
The survey, conducted online
between April and December
2017 by the Human Rights Cam-
paign Foundation and the University of Connecticut, asked
about behavioral health, peer
relationships, exercise and fitness, participation in sports, tobacco use and other elements of
the teens’ lives.
“We wanted to know about a
range of things, everyday lived
experience, not isolating one aspect,” said Ellen Kahn, the foundation’s director of the Children,
Youth and Families program.
To solicit subjects, the researchers advertised for LGBTQ
teens on social media — Twitter,
Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Among the advocacy and
nonprofit groups that helped
publicize the survey were
Planned Parenthood and the
Trevor Project, which focuses on
suicide
prevention
among
LGBTQ youth. The gay activist
Tyler Oakley, whose videos on
YouTube have reached more than
650 million people, also took part
in spreading the word about the
survey.
The results cannot be considered representative nationally
because participants were not
selected through a random sampling method.
Of the LGBTQ teens responding, 77 percent said they felt
down or depressed in the prior
week. Of those LGBTQ teens
whose families did not know of
their sexual orientation, 78 percent said they heard negative
comments from their families.
Comments included in the report reflect their worries:
“I’m not out to my parents
for safety reasons.”
“At school I have been bullied and called slurs by other
students.”
“My town is very tiny, racist,
and homophobic. I don’t trust
anyone to talk about LGBTQ
issues.”
Ma’ayan Anafi, policy counsel
at the National Center for Transgender Equality, said she was not
surprised by the results of the
survey.
“It’s consistent with what
we’ve seen,” Anafi said. “Trans
students face immense harassment and discrimination.”
One of the biggest surprises to
researchers was the obvious interest in the survey by so many
LGBTQ teens.
“It shows that youth are really
excited about being asked about
their experiences,” Watson said.
“They care about being heard.”
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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’s lawyer, speaks with the media while leaving federal court in New
York after a hearing related to Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney.
Lawyer’s Trump-like tactics may
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iels in court, some experts say.
“Nothing he has been doing in
the last four to six weeks with his
multiple television appearances
advances the interests of his client in the California action,” said
Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor who specializes in ethics. “He’s catapulted
himself to be the story. There are
dangers when a lawyer becomes
so publicly vocal.”
Gillers described Avenatti’s
media presence as highly unusual
for an American lawyer, not only
because of his frequent television
appearances but also because his
arguments are more sweeping
than his client’s narrow complaint. “I really cannot think of an
equivalent,” he said.
The spotlight has brought attention to Avenatti’s past.
In recent days, news accounts
have examined his ownership
stake, along with actor Patrick
Dempsey, in the parent company
of the Seattle-based chain Tully’s
Coffee. The chain closed stores in
March, a year after IRS liens of
$5 million were filed against the
parent company. Avenatti said in
March that he had sold his stake
and was serving as general counsel, and he has attributed the liens
to “payroll companies that failed
to do their job.”
Other accounts have detailed
Avenatti’s financial disputes with
partners at his former law firm.
That firm emerged from bankruptcy last month after agreeing
to pay $4.85 million — guaranteed by Avenatti — to a former
partner, court records show. Avenatti called the bankruptcy “completely irrelevant.”
“I’m not a candidate for public
office or a party to the lawsuits
against Mr. Trump,” Avenatti said
of questions about his business
record. “Who cares?”
Last week, Cohen said that because Avenatti published his private banking transactions, he
should not be permitted to represent Daniels in a federal court in
New York. Daniels is seeking to
intervene in the case, which involves material seized by the FBI
in an April 9 raid of Cohen’s office
and residences. The raid captured
records relating to a $130,000
payment Cohen made to Daniels
shortly before the 2016 election to
secure her silence about her alleged affair with Trump.
In an interview, Avenatti rejected the notion that he has gone
too far, saying that he acts in the
best interest of his client and that
the strategy is working.
“I don’t think we’ve taken a
risky approach at all,” Avenatti
said. “We’ve been aggressive, but I
also think we’ve been strategic
and thoughtful, and without that
approach, we wouldn’t be where
we are now. We’ve created a situation where the other side continues to make mistake after mistake.”
Plenty of other lawyers have
taken turns in the spotlight when
trying high-profile cases. Avenatti
is different because of the way he
has elevated a discrete lawsuit
into part of the national daily
conversation, according to experts who praised his media tour
as effective advocacy for his client.
“He’s done a brilliant job of
painting her as a very sympathetic party, and that’s no small task
given her history,” said Deborah
Rhode, a professor at Stanford
University’s law school who has
donated to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton
in 2015. “He comes across as consistent and credible and singleminded in his concern for his
client’s interest.”
Yet, in some quarters, Avenatti
has become a subject of escalating
suspicion. Mark Penn, a former
adviser to President Bill Clinton,
last week asked in the Hill publication whether Avenatti is truly
representing his client as a lawyer
or “just using her as cover to wage
a political operation.” Fox News
host Laura Ingraham asked the
same question on her show, all
but accusing Avenatti of acting as
a Democratic operative.
Avenatti responded forcefully
on Twitter, saying he is paid only
by Daniels and a crowdfunding
campaign that has raised more
than $485,000. “No political party or PAC is funding this effort. No
left wing conspiracy is behind
this. And no big fat cat political
donors are leading the charge,” he
wrote. “Get over it.”
Perhaps his most unorthodox
move involved the decision to
publicize the details of Cohen’s
banking transactions. Under the
old rules of Washington, a lawyer
might have leaked that sensitive
information to a trusted journalist who would vet it and publish it,
perhaps in a way that could not be
traced to the lawyer.
But this is the Trump era. Avenatti turned to Twitter.
The upside: He ignited a media
firestorm as journalists scrambled to report a scoop that reverberated for days, yielding revelations damaging to both Cohen
and his clients. The president’s
fixer had accepted a half-million
dollars from the U.S.-based affiliate of a company founded by
Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, money that was deposited
into the same bank account Cohen had used to pay Daniels.
In the days since Avenatti
dropped his bombshell, leaked
documents showed that the telecommunications giant AT&T had
struck a $600,000 deal with Cohen to provide advice on an array
of issues before the federal government, including its $85 billion
merger with Time Warner. AT&T
apologized for its “serious misjudgment” and ousted its top lobbyist.
Pharmaceutical company Novartis said it had erred in paying
Cohen $1.2 million for his advice
on health care. Both AT&T and
Novartis said they had provided
information to Mueller’s team as
part of the Russia probe.
But there were also downsides.
As Cohen’s lawyers noted in their
court filing, the dossier contained
mistakes, including several transactions by other Michael Cohens.
That meant Avenatti had publicized details about the banking
histories of people who had nothing to do with Daniels.
Not unlike Trump, Avenatti is
loath to apologize. “I don’t agree
that it was confidential, per se,” he
said. And of the millions of dollars
in financial transactions detailed
in his dossier, he said, the errors
amounted to no more than
$25,000.
“Aside from that, our record
has been impeccable,” he said. “I
don’t regret it.”
He has declined to identify the
source of his information. The
Treasury Department inspector
general is investigating whether
the confidential Suspicious Activity Reports that banks submit to
the federal government were
leaked.
Avenatti, who is licensed to
practice in California, has asked
for permission to represent Daniels in New York. Gillers said that
while it’s rare for a judge to deny a
lawyer’s request to practice out of
state, the allegations against Avenatti, if true, could be a valid basis
for the New York judge, Kimba
Wood, to deny the request. Unlike
journalists, he said, lawyers may
not use or disclose documents
that they know were illegally ob-
tained even if the lawyer does
nothing unlawful to get them.
Rhode, of Stanford, agreed that
Avenatti could face problems
with his request to practice in
New York if he cannot satisfy
questions about how he obtained
the financial information.
If Wood raises questions about
how Avenatti obtained the information and he cannot answer
them to her satisfaction, “there’s a
very good chance she will deny”
his request to practice, said Gillers, who has not in recent years
given to federal campaigns.
On Monday, Avenatti said in
court papers that Cohen’s effort to
block him from representing
Daniels in New York was “completely devoid of merit.” Avenatti
said he has a First Amendment
free speech right to publish information about matters of public
concern and that Cohen had cited
no legal authority to back up his
argument.
In an interview, Avenatti said
the flow of money to and from
Cohen is relevant to Daniels’s case
because it involves the same bank
account. He said he was “highly
confident” he would face no penalty for publishing the information.
Asked about potential professional ramifications, he responded: “Over what? Speaking the
truth?”
While in college and later in
law school, Avenatti spent five
years working for a political consulting firm run by Rahm Emanuel, a Democratic operative who
later became President Barack
Obama’s chief of staff and is now
mayor of Chicago. Avenatti said
that while at Emanuel’s firm, he
worked on Democratic and Republican campaigns.
After law school, Avenatti
worked for lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, who had represented the
family of victim Ron Goldman in
the O.J. Simpson case, the
highest-profile trial of its time.
Avenatti later worked at a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles before founding his own firm.
In 2005, Avenatti worked on a
team of lawyers who sued Trump
and the producer of “The Apprentice” on behalf of a man who said
they stole his idea for the hit show.
The case ended in a settlement.
In an interview, Avenatti said
comparing him to the president is
“absolutely outrageous.”
“Trump is about form over substance. I may appreciate form, but
I also have a hell of a lot of
substance,” he said. “Maybe in
some ways I have the approach
they thought they were getting
when they voted for him. . . . Thus
far, I don’t think there’s any question as to who has had the better
of the fight.”
Alan Dershowitz, a retired Harvard Law School professor who
has made supportive comments
about Trump, said he has no criticism of Avenatti’s strategy — as
long as he’s cleared it with Daniels
and she’s on board.
“It really depends on what the
client wants to accomplish, but I
suspect that they’re in tandem,”
Dershowitz said. “I think she
wants to take down the president.”
In fact, Daniels did suggest
Trump should resign in a cameo
appearance on “Saturday Night
Live” earlier this month. Avenatti
said that ousting the president is
not the goal of his efforts — but
that it might end up being the
outcome.
“If the president is, quote, taken down, unquote, he will have no
one to blame but himself and
Michael Cohen,” Avenatti said. “I
do not think the president will
serve out his term.”
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Hungary leader’s critics prepare for his promised ‘revenge’
BY
G RIFF W ITTE
budapest — Through eight
years of iron-fisted rule, pockets
of independence persisted beyond the ever-widening reach of
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Even as the government came
to resemble the one-party states
of old, universities, news organizations, local authorities and human rights groups managed to
carve out just enough space to
keep alive at least the promise of
an open and free nation in the
heart of Europe’s formerly communist East.
But perhaps not for much
longer.
A month after Orban won a
crushing electoral victory, the
government is moving quickly to
make good on his vow of “revenge” against perceived enemies. The targets of his wrath,
meanwhile, are actively preparing for the crackdown to come
within this European Union and
NATO member.
A human rights group expects
to be banned from assisting or
even speaking about refugees. A
progressive university is planning a possible retreat into exile.
And the country’s foremost advocate for a liberal alternative to
Orban’s self-proclaimed “illiberal
democracy” is all but conceding
defeat.
The cumulative effect points
to dramatically more authority
for Orban than he already wields,
with fewer credible sources of
opposition to his words and
deeds.
“It’s all about suffocating civil
society and suppressing the remaining critical voices in Hungary,” said Csaba Csontos, spokesman for the Budapest-based operations of the Open Society
Foundations.
The George Soros-funded
group, which together with its
predecessors has advocated for
free expression and civic participation in Hungary since communist times, will almost certainly
be forced to shutter its Budapest
office, Csontos said.
The organization’s Hungary
operations are its second-largest,
a regional hub with 170 employees and support staffers doling
out millions of dollars annually
in grants for work in education,
human rights, public health and
other areas.
Csontos said the grants will
continue, but the organization is
grappling with how to award
them from afar, with its operations expected to move to Berlin. The decision has been “very
emotional” for the Hungarian
American philanthropist Soros,
who has collectively spent more
than $400 million in Hungary
through Open Society since 1984.
Yet concerns about “the safety
and security of our staff,” Csontos
said, “are paramount.”
That will cheer Orban, who
has made the Jewish investor his
personal nemesis and national
boogeyman in recent years. Government-funded campaigns have
warned darkly of a supposed
Soros plan to flood the nation
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Viktor Orban takes his oath as Hungary’s prime minister Thursday in Budapest. He begins his fourth term with a powerful two-thirds majority in parliament.
with Muslim immigrants. Orban
made hostility toward Soros —
who is 87, lives in New York and
vehemently denies any such plot
— the centerpiece of his reelection bid.
“This apocalyptic vision was
the governing party’s only message to voters,” Csontos noted
ruefully. “And it worked.”
Orban, who celebrated the
start of his fourth term as prime
minister Thursday by proclaiming the death of liberal democracy, won a two-thirds parliamentary majority in last month’s
vote. That gives him the freedom
to pass virtually any legislation
or constitutional change he wishes. He has said that a “Stop
Soros” bill will be at the top of the
new parliament’s agenda.
Although putatively intended
to curb foreign influence and
stop migration, the legislation
also is aimed at limiting domestic dissent — an interpretation
the government does not dispute.
“There’s a legally elected and
sovereign government,” said Zoltan Kovacs, Orban’s spokesman.
When unelected people or organizations lobby or speak out
“against the government, that is
basically against the country.”
A version of the bill drafted
before the election would force
any group working on behalf of
refugees or other immigrants to
apply for and receive national
security clearance from the country’s Interior Ministry. Organizations receiving foreign funds,
meanwhile, would have to pay a
25 percent tax on those contributions.
Lawmakers have not yet published a revised version of the
law. But Kovacs suggested that, if
anything, it will be tougher than
the original, to counteract the
“open and explicit interference
on behalf of the Soros organizations during the election campaign.”
Independent monitors who
observed the vote reported
that any interference was actually from the government. A report
by the Organization for Security
and Cooperation in Europe concluded that the election was
marred by “a pervasive overlap
between state and ruling party
resources,” as well as by “intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric.”
The new law, which could be
passed within weeks, is expected
to make it even more difficult for
government critics to try to counteract such messages.
“The ruling party has a very
narrow definition of who gets to
have a say in public affairs,” said
Marta Pardavi, co-chair of
the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Budapest-based human
rights group. “In their view, civil
society is not elected, so it has no
right to have a say in politics.”
Pardavi’s organization receives substantial funding from
the Open Society Foundations
and advocates on behalf of refugees, a combination that makes it
a prime target of the legislation. While Pardavi said she
would wait for the final version
of the bill to decide how her
organization will react, she was
not optimistic.
“I think we have to work on the
assumption of the worst-case
scenario,” she said. “It’s a direct
threat to our mission.”
The legislation, she said, could
go as far as criminalizing public
criticism of the country’s asylum
policies — “effectively a gag order.”
But Pardavi said one thing was
clear: Her organization, which
got its start in 1989 when the Iron
Curtain collapsed, will not be
leaving Hungary.
Another Soros-funded institution, Central European University, can’t make such promises.
The school — which is accredited
in the United States and Hungary
and attracts students and faculty
members from more than 130
nations to its sleek and airy
campus in the heart of Budapest
— has been on shaky ground
since last spring, when the parliament fast-tracked legislation
imposing new requirements on
foreign universities.
The school scrambled to satisfy the rules and reached a preliminary deal with the government
last fall to keep CEU in the
nation’s capital. The agreement
still awaits Orban’s signature,
and the prime minister has been
coy about whether he intends to
give it.
“We’re in limbo,” said the university’s president, Michael Ignatieff.
But that can’t continue for
much longer. Without approval
this summer, he said, he will be
forced to move the university to
Vienna.
“If it goes on, you can’t attract
students. You can’t make new
hires. You start to bleed,” said
Ignatieff, a Canadian former politician and Harvard University
professor specializing in human
rights. “I can’t go into another
academic year in limbo.”
If the government forces out
CEU, it would mark the first
time an accredited university in
the E.U. is evicted. Ignatieff said
the decision will be “a crucial
indicator of the future direction
of this government and just how
far they’re willing to go.”
Other tests loom in areas such
as the media and local government. Soon after the election, the
nation’s largest opposition newspaper, a radio station and an
English-language news site all
closed. Although none cited gov-
ernment pressure, the news
landscape has narrowed in Hungary as Orban allies have gobbled
up media companies and then
shut down titles or turned them
into reliable pro-government
mouthpieces.
“The biggest problem is the
systematic erosion of what the
media is in Hungary,” said Marton Gergely, who was deputy
editor of an opposition paper
when it was bought and closed by
an Orban-aligned oligarch in
2016. “The other side produces
fake news and then pretends
that’s how the whole industry
works.”
Authorities in local government also fear the national government will target them as Orban consolidates control. The
prime minister has already centralized spending decisions that
were once reserved for municipal
leaders, including funding for
schools.
The trend probably will continue now that Orban and his
allies have unfettered power in
the parliament, said Gyorgy
Gemesi, mayor of a prosperous
Budapest suburb.
“Wherever there is still autonomy and independence,” he said,
“they will try to close the door.”
griff.witte@washpost.com
Gergo Saling and Andras Petho
contributed to this report.
DIGEST
CONGO
LEBANON
Approval given for use
of new Ebola vaccine
Hezbollah: ‘New phase’
in conflict with Israel
Congo has agreed to allow the
World Health Organization to use
an experimental Ebola vaccine to
combat an outbreak announced
last week, the WHO director
general said Monday.
The aim is for health officials to
start using the vaccine, once it is
shipped, by the end of the week —
or next week if there are
difficulties, said Tedros Adhanom
Ghebreyesus.
The outbreak was announced
last week in Bikoro, in
northwestern Congo. Health
officials traveled there after the
local health ministry in Equateur
province alerted them on May 3
to 17 deaths from a hemorrhagic
fever.
As of Sunday, Congo had 39
suspected, probable and
confirmed cases of Ebola since
April, including 19 deaths, the
WHO reported. Two cases of
Ebola have been confirmed.
Congo’s Health Ministry has
requested that the WHO send
4,000 doses of the vaccine, said a
spokeswoman for the ministry.
This is the ninth Ebola
outbreak in Congo since 1976,
when the deadly disease was first
identified. The last outbreak was
a year ago. It was contained and
declared over by July.
The leader of Lebanon’s
Hezbollah militia said Monday
that a barrage of rockets from
Syria against Israeli forces in the
occupied Golan Heights last week
opens “a new phase” in the
conflict, warning that Israel
proper could be the next target for
retaliation.
Hasan Nasrallah said Israel has
been informed through an
international body that retaliation
inside Israel will take place if it
crosses “a red line” in Syria,
without providing specifics.
Israel on Thursday bombarded
what it said were Iranian military
installations in Syria, describing it
as retaliation for an Iranian rocket
barrage on Israeli positions in the
Golan Heights. It was the most
serious military confrontation
between the two enemies to date.
In a speech to a rally in Beirut,
Nasrallah did not say who fired
rockets into the Golan Heights. He
called it retaliation for “Israel’s
continued aggression against
Syria.” In past weeks, Israel is
thought to have carried out strikes
on military bases in Syria, killing
Iranian and Syrian troops.
“You as an enemy will not be
able to continue to target Syria
and the axis of resistance without
retaliation,” Nasrallah said,
adding, “This qualitative rocket
— Associated Press
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A migrant gazes through a porthole as the MV Aquarius, a rescue ship, arrives at the port of Messina,
Italy. Two days before, the Aquarius rescued 73 migrants of various nationalities from the Mediterranean.
attack establishes a completely
new phase” in the conflict with
Israel. The “axis of resistance”
refers to Iran and Syria, as well as
Hezbollah and other allied armed
groups in the region.
— Associated Press
SPAIN
Catalan legislators elect
new separatist chief
Lawmakers in Catalonia
elected a fervent separatist as the
new chief of the restive region
Monday, ending a leadership
vacuum of more than six months
and setting the scene for more
confrontations with the Spanish
government.
Quim Torra, a former corporate
lawyer who went on to lead a
prominent pro-secession group,
vowed to build an independent
Catalan republic by working
under the leadership of his
fugitive predecessor, Carles
Puigdemont.
Puigdemont is in Germany
fighting extradition to Spain,
where he is wanted for allegedly
misusing public funds and
orchestrating an “insurrection” to
get the wealthy northeastern
region to break away from Spain.
Separatist parties won a slim
majority in a regional
parliamentary election in
December. They faced a hard
deadline next week to either form
a new government in Catalonia or
have another election called.
Torra said one goal of his new
government would be to reinstate
Puigdemont as “the legitimate
president” of Catalonia.
Central authorities have been
ruling Catalonia directly from
Madrid since the regional
government, led by Puigdemont
at the time, relied on the results of
an outlawed Oct. 1 referendum to
declare unilateral independence
from Spain. The Spanish
government removed
Puigdemont and his cabinet from
office after the declaration of
independence.
The Spanish takeover is set to
end when Torra is sworn in along
with a new Catalan cabinet.
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Facebook’s messaging
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mangalore, india — Forget debates and rallies. Elections in India are now fought and won on
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned
messaging app that is used by
millions of people here to make
calls, chat and share information.
But the service is also providing
an unfiltered platform for fake
news and religious hatred, activists and observers say.
In a high-profile state election
here this month, seen as a preview
of India’s national election next
year, the country’s two major political parties claimed they amassed
more than 20,000 WhatsApp
groups, boasting they could each
reach more than 1.5 million loyalists in minutes. But some of those
messages have been false and inflammatory, twisting the words of
political opponents and ratcheting up tensions between Hindu
nationalists and the country’s
Muslim minority.
India’s “WhatsApp First” election, as it has been dubbed, comes
at a time when parent company
Facebook has been accused of undermining democracy by failing to
control hate speech, Russian disinformation and inaccurate news.
In developing countries such as
Burma and Sri Lanka, false stories
on Facebook have sparked riots,
lynchings and religious violence.
In the United States, accounts run
by Russian operatives shared disinformation and divisive messages to up to 126 million people.
But activists in many parts of
the world say WhatsApp — used
by 1.5 billion people globally and
known for its encrypted messages
that even company executives
can’t read — presents an even
greater challenge to democracy.
The platform is ripe for abuse
because so many of its users are
new to the Internet and not digitally literate, activists say. And because conversations happen within private groups, it can be difficult for the broader public to correct false information.
“It is getting out of hand, and
WhatsApp doesn’t know what to
do about it,” said Nikhil Pahwa, a
digital rights activist. “The difficulty with WhatsApp is that it’s
impossible to know how this information is spreading. It’s very easy
for a political party to spread misinformation and no one can trace
it back to them.”
WhatsApp is not as widely used
in the United States, and when
Facebook purchased it in 2014,
observers were shocked by its
$19 billion price. But chief executive Mark Zuckerberg coveted
WhatsApp because of its global
reach: It has greater penetration
than Facebook in parts of the
world.
In places such as Brazil and
Mexico, the app is the most common service not only for texting
and calling between friends and
family but also for businesses —
from doctors to hair salons to
news organizations — to communicate with clients.
WhatsApp’s largest market is
India, where it has more than
200 million users. Indians sent
each other more than 20 billion
New Year’s Eve greetings via
WhatsApp this year. And WhatsApp is testing a new payments
feature to expand its reach.
Almost from the beginning,
WhatsApp messages have been
used to incite mob violence in
India. WhatsApp rumors about
child abductions led to the murder
of three people in Tamil Nadu
state in the past two weeks.
In India’s election, Facebook
has teamed with the fact-checking
website Boom to review related
content. Yet little has been done in
this cycle to combat incendiary
content on WhatsApp. Representatives of the messaging service
were in India in recent days to
meet with civil society groups and
discuss next year’s election.
“We’re working to give people
more control over groups and are
constantly evolving our tools to
block automated content,” according to a WhatsApp statement,
which noted that users can already block a phone number with
just one tap. “In the run-up to next
year’s election in India, we’re stepping up our education efforts so
that people know about our safety
features, as well as how to spot
fake news and hoaxes.”
Facebook executives have
clashed with WhatsApp’s leadership on a host of issues, including
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A police officer stands guard as supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party hold their cellphones and
shout slogans during a rally addressed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangalore on May 8.
privacy and how to profit off
WhatsApp’s broad base of users.
Its co-founder, Jan Koum, resigned last month in part over
Facebook’s attempts to collect
more detailed information. In
turn, Facebook executives have
been frustrated over WhatsApp’s
inability to stem the tide of fake
news or control illegal content
shared on the platform.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who marched to victory
in 2014 backed by an unprecedented social media operation, has
thousands of WhatsApp warriors
running grass-roots groups. A review of their posts show some
contain warnings about Muslims
— a tactic to unite the loyal Hindu
base.
“Reaching out to each home
and promoting one’s manifesto is
easier and faster than ever before,”
said Vikas Puttur, a spokesman for
Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in
Mangalore. “We get to know the
ground reality in moments.”
Mangalore is a tidy city of about
625,000 people in the state of Karnataka, with palm trees and terracotta-roof homes. But its languid
seaside air is belied by strains between majority Hindus and a
largely affluent Muslim minority,
many of whom have embraced a
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stricter form of Islam fostered by
ties to the Persian Gulf.
Puttur, 32, a polished MBA with
roots in India’s Hindu nationalist
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh,
denied that the party spreads fake
or religiously tinged material but
said its main opponent, the Congress party, does. Congress denies
this, but its supporters have
spread fake news about a BJP
worker arrested with millions for
voter payouts, among other falsehoods.
Puttur played a widely circulated video of a Muslim politician
from the opposing party, Zameer
Ahmed Khan, translating Khan’s
fiery speech as a pledge to “butcher all the Hindus.”
In fact, according to an analysis
by the fact-checking website Alt
News, Khan said, “If I am made a
minister, in five years I will do
such work that my name will appear in the Guinness record.” Alt
News found that fake news had
spiked from all political parties
but “misinformation that is
spread by BJP supporters on social media is often communal in
nature.”
Asked about this discrepancy,
Puttur said, “I have told you what
he actually meant.”
Indian officials, feeling helpless
to stop the spread of WhatsApp
content, have resorted to shutting
the Internet down in tensionfilled places, with more than 70
stoppages last year compared
with six in 2014, according to the
Internet Shutdowns tracker portal.
Brazil has also shut down the
service periodically, after company executives refused to share
data requested by authorities.
Other countries are experimenting with how to monitor
WhatsApp content.
In Colombia, a news website
called La Silla Vacía launched a
“WhatsApp Detector” last year, allowing users to submit WhatsApp
messages to be fact-checked.
Hotlines have been established by
activists in Mexico and by the
Egyptian government, enabling
people to report stories they think
are false or, in the case of Egypt,
that endanger “the nation’s security or public interests.”
The WhatsApp statement said
that if there is a safety concern, the
company may be able to block bad
actors on its platforms. While executives cannot scan content, they
can view phone numbers and profile photos and connect WhatsApp
accounts with Facebook accounts
to gather clues about unwanted
activity, such as terrorism, child
pornography and spam. They are
looking to do more in the future, it
said.
“Political parties in India have
been using WhatsApp to organize
for some time,” the statement said.
“This has all been done without
help from WhatsApp. The Karnataka election is teaching us more
about what’s happening and how
to help prevent spam more effectively.”
In early December, in the coastal town of Honnavar in Karnataka,
the body of Paresh Mesta, an 18year-old fisherman’s son, was
found floating in a pond. Police
believe he was swept up in a clash
between Muslims and Hindus at a
local temple.
Rumors — repeated by prominent members of the BJP — quickly spread on WhatsApp that the
boy’s body had been mutilated,
and riots broke out.
“When he was found, he was
mutilated, castrated, burnt by
boiling oil poured over his head &
his head split dastardly with a
weapon,” Shobha Karandlaje, a
BJP member of Parliament, tweeted on Dec. 10. The state BJP issued
a statement repeating Karandlaje’s claims that militant “elements” killed Mesta, and accused
police of a coverup.
Police took the unusual step of
releasing the forensic examiner’s
response to these charges, who
noted two abrasions that may
have been the result of “blunt
force trauma” but no other injuries. A religious tattoo said to have
been scraped from his body was
intact.
In the small fishing village
where Mesta’s grieving parents
live, young men crowded around
to show WhatsApp forwards they
had received that fueled their anger — Karandlaje’s posts, as well as
a grisly video one onlooker took of
Mesta’s blackened body as it was
pulled from the pond.
Police ultimately arrested five
Muslim men in the case, which
was turned over to India’s Central
Bureau of Investigation, and later
filed a complaint against Karandlaje for provoking enmity between
religious groups. She declined to
comment, but on social media
vowed to continue her fight with
the hashtag #HinduLivesMatter.”
annie.gowen@washpost.com
Dwoskin reported from San Francisco.
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Controversial comments follow pastor to U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem
BY
E UGENE S COTT
One of President Trump’s closest evangelical advisers gave the
prayer Monday at the opening of
the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. But Robert Jeffress’s past
comments about other faiths,
including Judaism, followed him
to the event.
Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist
Church in Dallas, a Southern
Baptist megachurch in Texas,
regularly talks about the significance of Jerusalem to conservative Christians — a major com-
ponent of Trump’s base of supporters.
But long before Jeffress began
defending Trump on cable news,
he made headlines for attacking
other Americans whose faith is
different from his own — something former GOP presidential
nominee Mitt Romney noted
Sunday on Twitter.
“Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t
be saved by being a Jew,’ and
‘Mormonism is a heresy from the
pit of hell.’ He’s said the same
about Islam. Such a religious
bigot should not be giving the
prayer that opens the United
States Embassy in Jerusalem,”
tweeted Romney, a candidate for
the Senate in Utah and a Mormon.
White House spokesman Raj
Shah on Monday said he didn’t
know who invited Jeffress to the
event and sought to create distance between the administration and Jeffress’s past controversial statements.
“All I’ll say is that those specific views that you outlined, if
they’re accurate reflections of
what was said, wouldn’t be em-
braced by this White House,” he
told reporters.
Jeffress has a long history of
controversial comments.
After the 2011 Values Voter
Summit, he told reporters that
Mormonism is a “cult” and that
voting for Romney for president
would “give credibility to a cult”
— a position he first took in the
2008 election.
At the time, Jeffress said he
was planning to give a sermon in
which he would talk about “how
a Christian should vote.” One of
his criteria for candidates: “Is he
a Christian?”
In a 2010 “Politically Incorrect” lecture series, Jeffress
said: “God sends good people
to hell. Not only do religions
like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism — not only do
they lead people away from
God, they lead people to an
eternity of separation from God
in hell.”
He has also made disparaging
comments about Catholicism,
calling it in a 2011 sermon
a “cultlike, pagan religion” that
“infected the early church” and
What does
move do to
Middle East
peace efforts?
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on the historical, legal, natural
and national rights of the Palestinian people.”
In Ramallah, at a hastily convened news conference, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared the new
embassy “an illegal outpost,” a
term used to refer to Israeli
settlements built on Palestinian
land in the West Bank.
Calling Monday’s killings in
Gaza “a massacre,” Abbas said
that “the U.S. had excluded itself
as an intermediate broker.”
But successive speakers who
took the stage at Monday’s ceremony said that they firmly believed the embassy move was
long overdue and was, in fact, a
positive step toward peace.
The U.S. ambassador to Israel,
David Friedman, kicked off the
proceedings by recalling the declaration of the state of Israel by
the country’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, on May 14,
1948.
“Seventy years later, the United States is taking the next step
of moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” he said.
In his video address, Trump
said the move was a long time in
coming and added that the
“United States remains fully
committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement.”
Kushner, the president’s sonin-law and adviser, echoed those
sentiments, saying: “We believe
it is possible for both sides to
gain more than they give — so
that all people can live in peace,
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, accompanied by presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump, unveils new signage
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safe from danger, free from fear,
and able to pursue their dreams.”
Trump has boasted of how he
has kept costs down for the
embassy move. In an apparent
nod to the bottom line, only
pretzels and water were served
to guests, who included some
top-tier Republican donors such
as the GOP mega-donor and
casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
He told The Washington Post
that “this was an important
event for all Jews.”
For now, the embassy move is
mostly symbolic — really just the
addition of a plaque on the wall
of the existing consulate in Jerusalem. Only the ambassador and
a core staff will move to Jerusalem during the first phase. And
less than $400,000 has been
spent so far to increase security
and to enable the embassy to
start functioning.
Yet the newly chiseled sign has
brought with it clear vindication
for Israel, which united the western and eastern sides of Jerusalem 51 years ago following its
victory in the 1967 Arab-Israeli
war. In the 1980s, Israel formally
declared sovereignty over the
entire city, including Palestinian
neighborhoods. Most countries
still refuse to recognize that
move and say their embassies
will remain in Tel Aviv until
Israelis and Palestinians reach a
peace agreement.
Speaking at the event, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
said it was a “glorious day.”
“Remember this moment, this
is history,” he said. “President
Trump, by recognizing history,
you have made history.”
Later, he tweeted a photograph of himself and his wife,
Sara, with Ivanka Trump and
Kushner and the new plaque.
“What a great day for the great
American-Israeli alliance,” he
wrote.
But just a few blocks from the
site, scuffles broke out between
Israeli forces and protesters, including Palestinian residents of
Jerusalem and Israeli-Arab
members of Israel’s parliament.
Fourteen people were arrested,
Israeli police spokesman Micky
Rosenfeld said.
“corrupted” by showing “the genius of Satan.”
In a Fox News debate, Jeffress
defended his support for Trump
by telling analyst Juan Williams
that backing Hillary Clinton
would send him to the lowest
depths of hell.
“If I am going to hell, Juan —
like you say I am for supporting
Donald Trump — then that
means you’re going to be a
hundred floors below me for
supporting Hillary Clinton,” he
added.
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“As someone who lives in Jerusalem and who cares about this
city and the people who live in it,
this feels like a dangerous game
that Trump is playing with our
lives,” said Maya Rosen, an
American-born resident of the
city.
Ayman Odeh, leader of the
Arab faction in the Knesset, drew
a direct line between the embassy opening and the deaths in
Gaza.
“The opening of the American
embassy in Jerusalem and its
grand ceremony is part of the
same policy that has claimed the
lives of dozens of Gazans,” he
said. “Today, there is nothing to
celebrate. The opening of the
embassy is yet another provocative step that signals the destruction of the notion of peace.”
Former peace negotiator Tzipi
Livni, now a member of the
official opposition in Israel, said
the embassy opening was bittersweet.
“This is a happy day for us in
Israel but simultaneously we
have to take care of the situation
in Gaza,” she said.
“It has been a day of dilemma,”
said Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi. “We
wanted this to happen for 70
years and we don’t want the
celebrations to end.”
Asked for his reaction to
events along the Gaza border,
Hanegbi said: “It is very sad and
tragic that Hamas has learned
nothing over the last 70 years. So
many decades have passed since
they made the wrong decision in
1948 and now 70 years later they
still can’t accept Israel.”
Hanegbi was referring to Palestinian resistance to the creation of the Israeli state; Hamas,
the Islamic organization that is
in control of Gaza, was founded
in 1987.
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Sufian Taha in Ramallah contributed
to this report.
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must be held to account,” and
Human Rights Watch described
the killings as a “bloodbath.” Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas condemned a
continuing “massacre” of the Palestinian people. Turkey and
South Africa announced they
were recalling their ambassadors
from Israel.
The Trump administration,
however, blamed Hamas for the
loss of life. “The responsibility
for these tragic deaths rests
squarely with Hamas,” deputy
White House press secretary Raj
Shah told reporters at a briefing.
“Israel has the right to defend
itself.”
The violence was a jarring
contrast with the opening ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in
Jerusalem, which drew first
daughter Ivanka Trump and her
husband, Trump adviser Jared
Kushner.
In Gaza, Hamas has given its
backing to the demonstrations,
which have galvanized people
around a call to protest the loss
of Palestinian homes and villages
when Israel was formed in 1948.
Palestinians will mark the anniversary of that day — known as
the “Nakba,” or “Catastrophe” —
on Tuesday, when more demonstrations are planned. More than
two-thirds of Gaza’s population
is descended from refugees who
were displaced at the time of
Israel’s creation.
At Gaza City’s main al-Shifaa
hospital, medics said they were
overwhelmed.
“I don't know how we will
manage,” Ayman al-Sahbani, the
head of the emergency department, said as families jostled to
get in to see injured relatives.
“How long can this go on? How
long?”
The hospital had set up an
additional 30-bed triage area
outside, and earlier in the day
said it had the capacity to treat
200 or 300 serious gunshot
wounds. It had received around
400 injured by about 6 p.m.,
most of whom had been shot, he
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said.
“We’ve reached the critical
point now,” he said. “A lot of
people need operations soon, but
the operation room is full.”
Increasing economic hardship
has fueled frustrations in Gaza,
along with wider despair across
Palestinian territories amid
moves by a U.S. administration
seen as wholeheartedly on Israel’s side in the decades-old conflict.
At least 110 Gazans have been
killed over the past six weeks,
according to Gaza Health Ministry figures.
At the demonstrations east of
Gaza City, some said the force
used by Israel would only bring
further unrest.
Standing a few hundred meters from the fence, Nirma Attalah, 29, said her 22-year-old
brother had been killed two
weeks ago. “My brother was shot
in the head in this place,” she
said. She had come on Monday
with her whole extended family.
“We are here for Jerusalem, for
Palestinian land,” she said.
A truck rolled past carrying
young men chanting: “To Jerusalem we go with millions of martyrs” and “Death rather than
humiliation.”
Drones dropped canisters of
tear gas, sending crowds fleeing.
Other drones dropped leaflets
that urged demonstrators to stay
back from the fence.
“People have come out of the
rubble to say we will not forget
our rights,” said Yousef Abu
Saleh, 25. “The American administration is adopting the Israeli
story and stealing our right of
return.”
While some said they would
abide by official calls to keep the
demonstrations peaceful, others
talked about their enthusiasm to
break into Israel and wreak havoc.
“We are excited to storm and
get inside,” said 23-year-old Mo-
hammed Mansoura. When asked
what he would do inside Israel,
he said, “Whatever is possible, to
kill, throw stones.”
Two other young men carried
large knives and said they wanted to kill Jews on the other side of
the fence.
The Israeli military brought
two extra brigades to the Gaza
border in preparation for the
demonstrations and added additional “defense lines” in an effort
to prevent any mass invasion
into Israeli communities near the
border.
The military said at least
40,000 people protested in 13
places along the fence — more
than twice as many locations as
in past weeks of protest.
“Especially violent riots” took
place near the southern Gazan
city of Rafah, where three people
were killed after trying to plant
an explosive, the military added.
The military also said it would
“act forcefully against any terrorist activity,” and it carried out an
airstrike on Hamas military
posts in northern Gaza after
Israeli troops came under fire.
At demonstrations near the
Bureij Camp in central Gaza,
Ahmed Loulou, 22, released a
cluster of balloons carrying a
Palestinian flag. He had written
in marker: “We are returning.
This is our land.”
The load was briefly caught in
a power line before bobbing
unsteadily toward the border.
Loulou said that it was his first
time at the demonstrations and
that he had been persuaded to
come by friends.
Meanwhile, young men fired
stones from slingshots as they
sheltered behind earthen berms.
Shortly afterward, the sound of
live ammunition zinged through
the air over the sound of the
afternoon call to prayer.
“Sniper! Sniper!” shouted a
young boy.
The vast majority of demonstrators were unarmed, but near
a parking area, a man pulled out
an AK-47 and took aim at an
Israeli drone dropping leaflets.
He let off a stream of bullets into
the air and brought it down. Later, more gunfire was heard as
Palestinian factions argued over
who would keep the downed
drone, onlookers said.
As the death toll neared 50,
loudspeakers called for protesters to leave the border area.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh
was called to Cairo on Sunday
night in an apparent attempt to
persuade the militant group to
quell the demonstrations. No
agreement was made, Hamas
spokesman Taher al-Nounou said
as he attended the protests.
“They understood our points.
Our people are showing their
solidarity with Jerusalem today,
and showing their anger with the
U.S. administration.”
Hamas’s Interior Ministry said
seven of its members were killed,
including a medic from the civil
defense force, two internal security staffers and a military intelligence official. At least 12 journalists were injured, according to
the Health Ministry.
The demonstrations have
proved to be a welcome distraction for Hamas, refocusing anger
against Israel as frustration built
against the group in Gaza.
At a news conference as evening fell, senior Hamas official
Khalil al-Haya said the protests
would continue.
“This blood will keep boiling
until the occupation leaves forever,” he said.
At a morgue, the blood was
washed off the bodies of those
killed before they were taken
away by waiting relatives.
Dressed in a blue Chelsea soccer
shirt, Ahmed Jundiya, 20, was
waiting for the body of his 20year-old cousin.
Jundiya himself hadn’t been at
the demonstrations.
“I wanted to go, but my parents said no,” he said. “You can
see the result of participating,”
he added, motioning toward the
room where his relative lay.
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Sufian Taha in Jerusalem
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costly war against the Islamic
State.
His ascendancy comes at the
expense of Prime Minister Haider
al-Abadi, the preferred candidate
of the United States, who came in
third.
The Shiite cleric first gained
international notice as a young
militia leader who fought U.S.
troops after the 2003 invasion of
Iraq.
But Sadr has grown increasingly
pragmatic over the years and
formed a cross-sectarian electoral
alliance emphasizing Iraqi nationalism over loyalty to Iranian clerics
and American military and political backing. He has also broken
ranks with Iraq’s Shiite establishment by denouncing Iran’s involvement in Syria’s civil war and its bid
for expanded influence in Iraq.
“He’s the only politician with a
clear vision for Iraq,” said a Western diplomat who spoke on the
condition of anonymity to give a
frank assessment of Sadr. “Iraq
first, eradicate corruption, and a
technocratic government.”
Sadr is distrusted by both the
United States and Iran for his active opposition to both countries.
He has balked, for instance, at
Iran’s efforts to extend its influence
through military assistance and
political backing of hard-line Shiite
politicians. Like the United States,
Iran will now also have to recalibrate how to advance its interests
in Iraq, where Sadr’s independence
has made him attractive to some of
Iran’s rivals in the Arab world.
Tensions in the region have
mounted — and in particular between the United States and Iran —
partly because of President
Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from the
nuclear deal with Tehran.
Sadr surprised allies and opponents alike with his strong showing
across the majority of Iraqi provinces, where voters responded to
his message of fighting corruption
and reforming Iraq’s patronageheavy political system.
Analysts say he also benefited
from his ability to command a
fiercely loyal base in an election
that saw historically low turnout.
Sadr’s electoral list, however, fell
far short of a majority. That could
offer a lifeline to Abadi, if he can
work out an agreement with Sadr
and other reform-minded parties
that won handfuls of seats. How
the vote tally translates into parliamentary seats will be announced
later this week, Iraq’s election commission said.
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A supporter of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr holds a poster of him at a celebration in Baghdad of his ticket’s win in parliamentary
elections held over the weekend. Sadr is distrusted by both the United States and Iran for his active opposition to both countries.
Abadi’s supporters and opponents had considered his ticket the
most likely to prevail in the election
and secure him a second term as
prime minister.
Though Abadi is a Shiite, he
performed poorly in Iraq’s Shiite
heartland but made history by becoming the only incumbent to ever
win Sunni-majority Mosul. As a
result, he can argue that he is the
only credible politician representing a “national coalition.” But he
would do so from a much weaker
position, said Kirk Sowell, the publisher of Inside Iraqi Politics, an
influential newsletter.
“Abadi will be entirely dependent on Sadr for his reelection now,”
Sowell said.
Abadi has clearly supported the
presence of U.S. troops. The Pentagon has seen a continuing role for
U.S. forces in preventing a resurgence of the Islamic State, and
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told
Congress last month that he would
support a residual force if the Iraqi
government agreed to the pres-
ence. At the same hearing, Marine
Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, said the U.S. military learned
its lesson by departing Iraq too
hastily in late 2011 and allowing the
Islamic State to grow.
The Pentagon and U.S. Central
Command, which oversees the
Middle East, declined to say Monday how the outcome of the Iraqi
election could impact the presence
of American troops. “We continue
to operate to defeat ISIS for the
long-term and continue to support
the Iraqi national security forces
and help them to become a self-sufficient, sustainable entity,” said Eric
Pahon, a spokesman for the Defense Department.
Though Sadr’s ticket, called Sairoon, or Marching Forward, defied
expectations in Saturday’s election,
this was the culmination of a very
public evolution. The scion of a
respected family of Shiite scholars,
he was once derided as unlearned
and brutish by fellow Shiite public
figures.
He inherited a massive base of
supporters from his father, who
opposed President Saddam Hussein and was later assassinated for
his activism. A sprawling Baghdad
slum called Saddam City was renamed Sadr City in the elder Sadr’s
honor after the U.S. invasion.
During the American occupation, the younger Sadr headed the
United States’ list of public enemies in Iraq after he amassed a
militia called the Mahdi Army to
fight U.S. troops and Sunni insurgents. After the U.S. withdrawal in
2011, Sadr renamed the militia the
Peace Brigades and mustered its
members to protect Shiite shrines
during the Islamic State onslaught.
Meanwhile, he worked to
change his image from firebrand to
centrist.
In 2016, he latched onto a popular protest movement against corruption that demanded political
reforms. He bolstered the demonstrations with his thousands of
supporters and built ties with secular parties. He showed his political
muscle by ordering his supporters
to break into and occupy Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone,
where the majority of Iraq’s politicians live and the U.S. Embassy is
located. Though Sadr ostensibly
backed Abadi’s calls for reform, the
breach embarrassed the prime
minister and forced him to shuffle
his cabinet.
Sadr embraced calls for technocrat ministers to replace a cabinet
stocked with appointees chosen on
the basis of sect and party. His own
followers who held ministries and
seats in parliament had long been
implicated in mismanagement and
corruption, which squandered
Iraq’s oil wealth.
To counter that stigma, Sadr
executed the type of populist gambit he has become known for.
Ahead of the election, he forbade
any of the 34 lawmakers from his
bloc from seeking reelection and
stocked his ticket instead with a
diverse list of communists, secular
candidates, Sunnis and a handful
of Islamists.
“It was a smart move he made by
presenting all new candidates and
mixing them with the communists,” said Ahmed al-Mayali, a political scientist at Baghdad University. “That convinced many people
that are not his followers he is the
best choice.”
Sowell said Sadr also benefited
from pervasive frustration over
Iraq’s stagnant politics. That disenchantment was reflected in the
44 percent turnout for Saturday’s
election.
“Sadr has spent the last three
years rebranding himself as a non-Islamist champion of the fight
against corruption and sectarian
representation. The alliance with
the secularists was an important
part of that,” Sowell said. “Amid
other groups not voting, it turned
out to be key that Sadr was able to
expand his coalition while still
maintaining his base.”
In a speech broadcast Monday
on Iraqi state television, Abadi said
he accepted the results of the ballot
and is willing to work with any
coalition to form a representative
government. His statement reverses years of election results being
disputed by rival candidates.
Abadi’s campaign stressed his
management of the nearly fouryear war to oust the Islamic State
from Iraq’s cities and towns and the
rebuilding of the Iraqi military. He
also held out the promise of inclusive representation and an end to
15 years of sectarian bloodletting.
Ammar Toma, an incumbent
member of parliament running on
Abadi’s ticket, said that the poor
result “surprised me on a personal
level” but that he remains confident that Abadi can retain his seat
on the strength of his win in Mosul.
Jaafar al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Sadr, said that his movement is closest in its cross-sectarian character and reformist platform to Abadi’s ticket and that Sadr
would only decline forming a coalition with “those who were tried by
the Iraqi people . . . and failed.”
His comments appeared to rule
out allying with the second- and
fourth-place finishers in the race.
An electoral ticket led by the
powerful leader of an Iran-backed
Shiite militia, Hadi al-Ameri, won
the second-highest number of
seats, probably setting it up to form
an opposition bloc in parliament
allied with established Iraqi politicians such as the fourth-place finisher, former prime minister
Nouri al-Maliki.
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Paul Sonne in Washington
contributed to this report.
A onetime ‘rabble-rouser’ may pick next Iraqi leader Diplomat
Sadr, formerly a feared
head of a Shiite militia,
is a potential kingmaker
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AND K AREEM F AHIM
baghdad — As an awkward
young cleric with a family name
weightier than his own achievements, Moqtada al-Sadr began
his quest for prominence after
the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
It rested on a sense of homegrown nationalism, a steely opposition to foreign domination and
a willingness to fight.
He criticized political figures
who were backed by Iran or promoted by Americans as unworthy
of leadership.
“The people who deserve to rule
are the ones who stayed here,” he
said, sending his loyalists to battle
American troops repeatedly in the
early years of the U.S. occupation.
The labels he earned from U.S.
officials reflected his growing notoriety: Over time, he went from
“rabble-rouser” to “outlaw,” wanted by the U.S. government.
Now, Sadr is poised to assume a
new sobriquet: kingmaker. He led
a political coalition to what appeared to be an early lead in national elections in Iraq. Sadr did
not run in the election but may be
able to choose Iraq’s next leader.
If the election results hold, it
would cap a stunning evolution for
Sadr, marking his transformation
from the feared head of a Shiite
militia to a populist political leader
who has disavowed Iraq’s entrenched sectarianism. The coalition he gathered for the elections,
which includes communist and
secular figures, could upend Iraq’s
political order and dilute the influence of the United States as well as
Iran.
What brought Sadr out of the
fringes of Shiite-centric politics
was neither military nor religious,
but rather his embrace of popular
demonstrations over quality of life
and stagnant politics.
Ahmed al-Mayali, a political scientist at the University of Baghdad,
said Sadr’s image had evolved from
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sectarian militant to populist in the
aftermath of the Islamic State’s
onslaught in 2014, which left
the radical Islamist group in
charge of a large slice of northern
and western Iraq.
Sadr used his considerable power to mobilize hundreds of thousands of people to an ongoing
popular protest movement calling
for political overhauls.
“He began demanding what the
street was demanding,” Mayali
said. “He protested with them and
addressed all Iraqis in a simple
language everyone could understand. The language of ‘I'm one of
you, not an elite.’ ”
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TOP: Sadr City, where supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
are hopeful for improvements. ABOVE: Sadr visits his father’s
grave in Najaf after election results were announced. His father
was an acclaimed cleric who was assassinated in 1999.
In the immediate aftermath
of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003,
Sadr’s support derived mainly from his famous name. His
father, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq Sadr, was a revered
cleric who was assassinated, along
with two of his sons, by Hussein’s
security forces in 1999.
In the post-invasion chaos, the
younger Sadr deployed his father’s
network to provide for the residents of Baghdad’s impoverished
quarters.
“Faithful to his father’s populist
vision, his organization had become a kind of street movement,
from the Iraqi equivalent of the
barrio, imbued with a profound
antagonism to traditional Shiite
authority and to the power those
families represented,” the writer
and Washington Post correspondent Anthony Shadid wrote in
“Night Draws Near,” his chronicle
of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and
its aftermath.
Sadr was distinct from the returning Iraqi exiles who were seeking power in Baghdad because he
had stayed in Iraq during the worst
of Hussein’s repression, Shadid
wrote. “Like the poor Shiites, Sadr
had suffered loss: His father,
his brothers, and many of his other relatives were martyrs of
the community. He spoke like
the dispossessed; he even looked
like them.”
His rhetoric — of rebellion and
resistance to foreign influence —
transformed into violent confrontation as Sadr’s Mahdi Army led
uprisings against the U.S.-led coalition in several Iraqi cities and
became one of the most feared
militias during the years of Iraq’s
sectarian civil war.
After years of self-imposed retirement from politics, Sadr staged
a dramatic return several years
ago, latching onto a movement
opposing corruption by Iraq’s political elite and calling for a new
government.
By February 2016, Sadr had assumed a dominating role in the
demonstrations, showing his talent for brinksmanship and selfpromotion and his ability to command the streets. His supporters
staged mass protests before storming the walls of Baghdad’s fortified
Green Zone, as his militiamen,
renamed as the Peace Brigades,
secured the perimeter.
When Sadr himself entered the
Green Zone, it was a moment rich
with symbolism: the maverick cleric, dismissed as a pretender by the
establishment and derided as a
firebrand by Westerners, strolling
into the redoubt of Iraq’s political
elites. Soldiers who were there to
guard the place embraced him, and
a general kissed his hand.
In the protest tents, Sadr pulled
off another unlikely trick: earning
the trust of secular and reformist
movements to form an unusual
alliance that defied Iraq’s rigid,
dysfunctional political order and
underpinned his diverse ticket in
Saturday’s election.
And he gained allies for his own
growing political base of supporters — a movement characterized by
the kind of devotion Sadr’s father
enjoyed a generation ago and that
had allowed the young cleric to
step out of his family’s shadow.
“They follow him because
they are convinced of him,” Mayali said.
accused in
crash out
of Pakistan
Official allegedly involved
in driver’s death had
been barred from leaving
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A U.S. diplomat who was allegedly involved in a traffic crash
that killed a motorcyclist has left
Pakistan, a U.S. State Department spokesman said Monday,
two days after the diplomat reportedly was stopped from leaving the South Asian country.
“We can confirm that the
American diplomat who was involved in a tragic car accident on
April 7 in Islamabad has departed Pakistan,” the spokesman said
in an email to Reuters.
The spokesman did not identify the U.S. diplomat and provided no further details.
Pakistani newspapers reported that the American, identified
as a military attache, was
blocked Saturday from leaving
Pakistan, forcing the U.S. military aircraft sent on his behalf to
depart without him.
On Friday, an Islamabad court
ruled that the American’s diplomatic immunity might not apply
in the traffic crash in which his
vehicle allegedly hit a motorcycle, killing the 22-year-old driver,
according to the Nation and the
Express Tribune newspapers.
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With few options, allies fume over Trump’s exit from Iran deal
BY
K AREN D E Y OUNG
America’s three closest friends in
Europe — Britain, France and Germany — are near-bursting with anger and exasperation at the United
States. In a frenzy of meetings and
phone calls among them over the
past week, their leaders have tried to
figure out what they can do about
President Trump’s withdrawal from
the nuclear agreement with Iran
and his plans to impose sanctions
on their companies that continue
doing business there.
The answer, they fear, is not
much.
They can retreat in sullen bitterness, as one European official put it,
but they realize that would accomplish little.
They can ask for exemptions to
the sanctions that the administration has said will be applied to any
European business that trades with
both Iran and the United States. But
they have been told, with humiliating clarity, that there will be no
exemptions.
They can look for ways to preserve the deal by extending financing and other guarantees to European investment in Iran. But even if
those mechanisms worked — and
there is little belief that they would
— the Europeans have not yet decided how far they are willing to go in
antagonizing Trump.
They are determined, British
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
said Monday after a meeting with
his French counterpart, “to conserve the essence” of the nuclear
deal without the United States. On
Tuesday, the three European powers will meet in Brussels with European Union officials and with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif to discuss “exactly how
we propose to get on with it,” Johnson said.
On Wednesday, government
heads of all 28 E.U. countries will
gather in Sofia, Bulgaria, where they
will talk about the Iran agreement
and their separate beef with the
United States over looming steel
and aluminum tariffs.
But they are hesitant to deepen
the wound, even as they want the
United States to take responsibility
for healing it. “It’s vital that we continue to engage with the USA and
continue to interrogate our friends
in Washington,” Johnson said, to
find out how the administration intends to achieve what Trump says
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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confer at an event last week in Aachen, Germany.
Both leaders had pressed President Trump not to withdraw the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.
he wants — a new deal with Iran
that fixes the flaws of the old one.
So far, the officials say, they have
no idea how the administration
plans to accomplish that. “We haven’t heard anything that is close to
a strategy,” said one of several European officials who discussed the
sensitive subject on the condition of
anonymity.
In Trump’s announcement of
withdrawal from the deal last Tuesday, and in a follow-up media briefing by national security adviser
John Bolton, the administration
said it wanted to immediately start
talks on a new deal. Bolton, as promised, called his British, French and
German counterparts Wednesday.
But those conversations, the European officials said, focused almost
entirely on U.S. insistence that there
would be no sanctions exemptions
for European companies.
In a Sunday interview with CNN,
Bolton showed little patience for
European concerns. The nuclear
deal had worsened, rather than improved, Iran’s behavior in the region, he said. “It’s ludicrous to suggest that Iran feels less constrained,”
he said. “I would argue that they felt
they could act with impunity. They
watched. They watched Europe put
exactly zero sanctions on their missile program” since the 2015 agreement was signed.
When Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo called his European counterparts last weekend, all were eager to hear the administration’s
plans. Instead, officials from two of
the big three allies said, he threw the
ball in their court, asking how they
saw the future unfolding.
“But it’s up to the administration
to come up with a framework, a new
position,” a second European official said. “We are waiting for them.”
The impression so far from Bolton and Pompeo is that the administration envisions a broad coalition
against Iran, including Israel, the
Persian Gulf states and Iran’s major
trading partners in Asia, and may
not even think it needs Europe.
“We’re not going it alone,” Bolton
said. “We have the support of Israel.
We have the support of the Arab
oil-producing monarchies and
many others. . . . I think the issue
here is what the Europeans are going to do.”
While the regional partners are
eager to be part of a pressure campaign and even a military one,
should it come to that, countries
such as China — which has just
opened a major new rail line into
Iran and has said it plans to continue normal trade — are not interested in confronting Iran.
In Europe, while allies say they
agree with the need to stem Iran’s
destabilizing regional activities and
ballistic missile programs, the focus
for the time being has been to reassure Iran that they will not abandon
the deal. The government in Tehran
has said it’s waiting to be convinced
that they can continue to make it
work, despite U.S. pressure.
Trump’s continuing effort to circumvent global rules has thrown
the multilateral order into “real crisis,” German Chancellor Angela
Merkel said Friday in a speech to a
religious conference.
“If we always say that something
doesn’t suit us, and we don’t get a
new international order, and everybody simply does what they want —
then that’s bad news for the world,”
she said.
Others in Merkel’s government
have suggested there is little basis
for trust in any future talks with the
United States. Deputy Foreign Minister Niels Annen recently told the
German magazine Der Spiegel that
the administration had shown
“very little willingness to take the
arguments of its allies seriously.”
Just as Trump has emphasized
his campaign pledge to withdraw
from the deal, the Europeans all
have their own political realities to
contend with.
In Germany, where government
historically is by coalition, a vast
majority sees the United States under Trump in an unfavorable light,
with just 11 percent expressing confidence in the president’s leadership, according to the Pew Research
Center.
Trump is similarly unpopular in
France, and President Emmanuel
Macron’s state visit to Washington
— during which the two leaders
exchanged a number of physical
touches — was roasted in the French
press, with Macron portrayed as an
obedient child.
The domestic consequences of
pursuing any new agreement with
Washington would probably add to
the perception of Macron as too
weak to face up to Trump.
The Europeans spent months negotiating with the State Department about supplements to the Iran
deal that would accommodate concerns Trump expressed in January.
By late April, senior officials on all
sides said they were close to agreement.
Yet when Macron, Merkel and
Johnson traveled to Washington
in the days and weeks before
Trump’s announcement, all came
away with the feeling Trump had
not read the five-page document
they had prepared and perhaps
was even unaware of the effort.
In Brussels, where the E.U. is
headquartered, many are skeptical
that any further discussion is possible with the United States. When
officials meet there Tuesday, talk is
expected to focus on what they can
do to keep Iran from abandoning
the deal, rather than how to accommodate the United States.
karen.deyoung@washpost.com
Michael Birnbaum in Brussels, James
McAuley in Paris and Griff Witte in
Berlin contributed to this report.
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untreated animals at
USDA labs spark outcry
BY
FAZRY ISMAIL/EPA-EFE/SHUTTERSTOCK
Taking stock
Investors study trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Central Bank of Malaysia expects the
country’s economic outlook to remain strong after last week’s general election because of steady growth and easing inflation.
Facebook suspends hundreds of apps
Move follows data misuse scandal and relates to social media giant’s pledge to protect its customers
BY D REW H ARWELL
AND T ONY R OMM
Facebook said Monday that it
had suspended about 200 apps
amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal into
whether services on the site had
improperly used or collected
users’ personal data.
The company said in an update, its first since the social
network announced the internal audit in March, that the apps
would undergo a “thorough investigation” into whether they
had misused user data.
Facebook declined to provide
more detail on which apps were
suspended, how many people
had used them or what red flags
had led the social media platform
to suspect those apps of misuse.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said the company will
examine tens of thousands of
apps that could have accessed or
collected large amounts of users’
personal information before the
site’s more restrictive data rules
for third-party developers took
effect in 2015.
The company said teams of
internal and external experts will
conduct interviews and lead onsite inspections of certain apps
during its ongoing audit. Thousands of apps have been investigated so far, the company said,
adding that any app that refuses
to cooperate or fails the audit
would be banned from the site.
The suspensions support a
long-running defense of Aleksandr Kogan, the researcher who
provided Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica, that many apps
in addition to his had gathered
vast amounts of user information
under Facebook’s previously lax
data-privacy rules.
The announcement
comes ahead of
a hearing Wednesday
on Capitol Hill focused
on Cambridge Analytica
and data privacy.
One of the 200 apps, the personality quiz myPersonality, was suspended in early April
and
is
under
investigation, Facebook officials said.
Researchers at the University of
Cambridge had set up the app to
collect personal information
about Facebook users and inform academic research. But its
data may not have been properly secured, as first reported by
New Scientist, which found login credentials for the app’s data-
base available online.
“This is clearly a breach of the
terms that academics agree to
when requesting a collaboration
with myPersonality,” the University of Cambridge said in a statement Monday. “Once we learned
of this, we took immediate steps
to stop access to the account and
to stop further data sharing.”
The researchers added that
academics who used the tool had
to verify their identities and the
nature of their research and
agree to terms of service that
prohibited them from sharing
Facebook data “outside of their
research group.”
A different quiz app, developed
by Kogan and tapped by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy hired by President
Trump and other Republicans,
was able to pull detailed data on
87 million people, including from
the app’s direct users and their
friends, who had not overtly consented to the app’s use.
The announcement comes
ahead of a hearing Wednesday on
Capitol Hill focused on Cambridge Analytica and data privacy. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said they would
question Christopher Wylie, a
former employee of the firm who
brought its business practices to
light earlier this year, along with
other academics.
In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission is investi-
gating whether Facebook’s entanglement with Cambridge Analytica violates the social media
firm’s 2011 settlement with the
U.S. government over another
series of privacy mishaps. Such
violations could carry heavy
fines.
Across the Atlantic, meanwhile, the European Parliament
is still requesting Zuckerberg’s
in-person testimony. A spokesman for Antonio Tajani, the president of the body, did not immediately respond to an email
seeking comment.
British lawmakers have issued
a similar demand, and Facebook
told a panel there investigating
the company that it would make a
decision about Zuckerberg’s potential appearance by Monday. A
spokeswoman for the Digital,
Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the panel had heard
from Facebook but declined to
provide further details.
Facebook said users will be
able to go to a page on the
company’s website to see whether they had used one of the
suspected apps once the company reveals which apps are under
investigation. Company officials
would not provide an estimated
timeline for that disclosure.
drew.harwell@washpost.com
tony.romm@washpost.com
More at washingtonpost.com/
technology.
C AITLIN D EWEY
Researchers at the Agriculture
Department have euthanized
healthy kittens, ignored injured
pigs and killed dozens of birds
through neglect and starvation,
government documents show.
The incidents, which took place
at a dozen USDA laboratories in
2017, have drawn new scrutiny of
the agency’s research agenda and
its oversight of animal welfare.
At one federal lab, 32 quail
chicks died after the temperature
in their room spiked above 130
degrees, according to agency inspection reports reviewed by The
Washington Post.
At another, kittens are routinely infected with toxoplasma, a
parasite that poses risks to fetuses and pregnant women, and later euthanized, according to agency documents obtained by the
White Coat Waste Project, a rightleaning advocacy group, and
shared with The Post.
The Agriculture Department,
which operates 41 agricultural research labs, says it adheres to
stringent animal welfare standards and conducts research that
is critical to industry and to human health, adding in a statement
that it “complies with best management practices in animal research.” But animal welfare
groups are calling on Congress to
increase oversight of animal research programs.
In total, government inspectors
documented 16 animal welfare violations at 10 USDA facilities in
2017. Agency records show that
some of the cited labs, including
the Meat Animal Research Center
(MARC),
were
repeatedly
flagged during preliminary audits designed to help them prepare for inspectors.
“There are still very horrendous animal deaths and incidents
taking place at USDA,” said Mimi
Brody, the director of federal affairs at the Humane Society of the
United States.
A New York Times investigation in 2015 exposed researchers
who left animals to die of exposure
and allowed basic injuries and
wounds to go untreated. In the
ensuing controversy, Congress required every lab in the USDA’s
Agricultural Research Service to
convene a committee on animal
care and submit to regular, unannounced inspections.
The majority of those inspections turn up clean. But some
problems have persisted, the reports show.
At MARC, inspectors in July
2017 found pigs, lambs and cows
with visible wounds and injuries
that had not been treated by a
veterinarian.
Animals in a feedlot showed
signs of heat distress. Some hogs
bore scrapes and open wounds because caretakers had not separated
them from more aggressive pigs.
“None of these animals were
under treatment at the time of the
inspection,” Debbie Cunningham,
an agency inspector, wrote in her
report. “Injuries that are not treat-
ed may be painful and can lead to
prolonged suffering [and] infection. . . . These animals must be
examined by a veterinarian.”
That same month, at the Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory in Utah, 32 quail chicks died
after a heating system failure
caused the room temperature to
spike above 130 degrees, inspection reports show. While many
facilities automatically alert staff
to sudden temperature changes,
the lab did not have such a system
installed.
Meanwhile, at the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory in
East Lansing, Mich., 15 ducks
died after “multiple days without access to water.” At the National Animal Disease Center in
Ames, Iowa, 38 turkeys dropped
dead unexpectedly. A post-mortem examination found the turkeys had empty digestive tracts
and shrunken intestines — two
signs they weren’t getting
enough to eat.
“It disgusts me, frankly,” said
James Keen, a professor at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Veterinary Medicine
who left MARC in 2014 after denouncing the lab's animal welfare
practices. “Starvation does not
happen overnight, so this indicates chronic neglect and overt
cruelty to animals.”
Separately, animal welfare
groups raised concerns last week
about a long-running project on
toxoplasmosis at the Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in
Beltsville, Md., in which researchers feed kittens infected
meat and harvest the parasite
from their excrement, according
to experiment protocol documents. The cats are then euthanized and incinerated.
While the humane euthanization of test animals is not a violation of federal animal welfare
rules, critics claim toxoplasmosis
is easily and cheaply cured in cats,
and the USDA could then give the
animals up for adoption.
“The cats are perfectly healthy
— USDA admits that in its reports,” said Justin Goodman, the
vice president for advocacy and
public policy at the White Coat
Waste Project. “The CDC says it’s
perfectly safe to keep cats that
have been treated for toxoplasmosis as pets. And USDA is killing
them anyway.”
In a statement, a department
spokesman defended the USDA’s
toxoplasmosis program and its
larger track record on animal welfare.
But critics of the agency’s animal research say they still have
questions. On Friday, Rep. Mike
Bishop (R-Mich.) and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) introduced
a bill that would prohibit the
Agriculture Department from
using cats in research that
causes pain or stress. The Humane Society, meanwhile, has
called on the USDA to publish
more inspection reports and
take clear, public steps to correct
documented problems.
caitlin.dewey@washpost.com
DIGEST
TECHNOLOGY
LAWSUITS
Foxconn picks firm
with ties to Walker
AT&T unit accused
of discrimination
Foxconn Technology Group has
selected a company led by a
Republican mega-donor with
close ties to Gov. Scott Walker to
develop the master plan for its
massive campus in Wisconsin.
Foxconn announced Monday
that it had chosen Hammes
Company to be the lead developer
on the project, which will house a
display-screen factory on a
campus spread over 2,900 acres.
Foxconn could qualify for up to
$4.5 billion in taxpayer
incentives.
Hammes is led by Jon
Hammes, Walker’s campaign
finance chairman for his
reelection bid. Hammes is partowner of the National Basketball
Association’s Milwaukee Bucks
and over the years has given
hundreds of thousands of dollars
to Republicans and causes.
Wisconsin Democratic Party
Chair Martha Laning said the
Foxconn project “is all about
helping Scott Walker save his own
career and not about the people of
Wisconsin.”
Two women filed a federal court
lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T’s
mobile-phone subsidiary of firing
them for pregnancy-related
absences, in violation of federal
anti-discrimination laws.
The women allege that AT&T
Mobility’s attendance policy, which
assigns point-based demerits for
late arrivals, early departures and
absences, discriminates against
pregnant women.
According to the class-action
lawsuit, both women were fired
after accruing points for missing
work because of pregnancy-related
medical care and, in one plaintiff’s
case, her infant son’s emergency
medical needs as well.
Katia Hills and Cynthia Allen
filed their claim on behalf of all
female nonmanagerial employees
in AT&T Mobility’s retail stores
nationwide.
AT&T spokesman Marty Richter
said the company was reviewing
the complaint, adding, “We do not
tolerate discrimination of any kind,
including for an employee’s gender
or pregnancy.”
Under such “no fault” policies,
— Associated Press
said that when she spoke up
about it, another manager
refused to take her seriously and
joked that she would probably
end up marrying her supervisor.
Morban, who is filing her
complaint with the
Massachusetts Commission
Against Discrimination, is the
fourth worker from the company
to bring similar charges, said
airport workers union 32BJ SEIU,
which represents Morban.
The Dutch government is
ALEX KRAUS/BLOOMBERG NEWS
A pizza crust gets a slathering of sauce at an Italian restaurant in
Cologne, Germany. One of Germany’s most-watched economic
surveys is being revamped to reflect the growing importance of the
service industry in Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse.
workers get demerits for various
attendance lapses, regardless of the
reason, and those who exceed
certain numbers of demerits face
discipline.
— Associated Press
ALSO IN BUSINESS
A former employee of a Logan
Airport subcontractor that cleans
airliners filed a discrimination
complaint Monday alleging that
she was sexually harassed by a
supervisor and unjustly fired
when she turned down his
advances. Rosa Morban, 22, who
lost her job with ReadyJet this
year, said her supervisor exposed
himself to her, made
inappropriate comments and
arranged for the two of them to be
alone so he could harass her. She
phasing out the use of antivirus
software made by Russia-based
Kaspersky Labs “as a
precautionary measure” and is
advising firms involved in
safeguarding vital services to do
the same. In a letter to
parliament, Justice Minister
Ferdinand Grapperhaus said
Monday that the decision was
made because the Russian
government had an “offensive
cyber program that targets
among others the Netherlands
and Dutch interests.” The Dutch
decision follows a similar ban by
the U.S. government and a
warning by Britain’s National
Cyber Security Centre.
American Airlines is banning
hoofed, horned, creepy and
crawly creatures from flying as
emotional support animals. The
carrier also will require 48-hour
advance notice of plans to fly with
an emotional or psychiatric
support animal. Travelers will
need to present a form signed by a
mental-health professional
showing the disability involved,
according to a post Monday on
airline’s website. The changes
take effect July 1. The airline isn’t
changing its policies for trained
service animals used by people
with visual or hearing
impairments, seizures, or
mobility issues.
— From news reports
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Kelly Services Inc
Dine Brands Global
Viacom Inc
Ring Energy Inc
Mattel Inc
Proto Labs Inc
Red Hat Inc
Taubman Centers
Matrix Service Co
LSB Industries Inc
Red Robin Gourmet
AMAG Pharma
Xerox Corp
Crocs Inc
BJ's Restaurants
Dean Foods
Consolidated Comm
8x8 Inc
TX Roadhouse Inc
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Close % Chg
$6.06
$21.72
$69.98
$28.74
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$14.19
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Interest Rates
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$3.0930
$3.9650
$70.96
$1,318.20
$2.84
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Dow Jones 30 Industrials
Company
Futures
Copper
Corn
Crude Oil
Gold
Natural Gas
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International Stock Markets
7200
2350
Commodities
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Daily
% Chg
Money market funds
6-Month CDs
1-Year CDs
5-Year CDs
New car loan
Home-equity loan
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0.55
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1.69
4.19
6.12
4.75%
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4.42%
1.75%
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3.88%
2.34%
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3.92%
30-Year fixed mortgage
10-year note
Yield: 3.00
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Yield: 2.55
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Yield: 2.86
6-month bill
Yield: 2.05
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1-Year ARM
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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.
Seattle passes compromise tax to help homeless
BY J ONATHAN O ’ C ONNELL
AND G REGORY S CRUGGS
The Seattle City Council passed
a new tax on big businesses Monday to help address the city’s
growing homelessness problem,
agreeing to a lower rate than
initially proposed after complaints from Amazon.com and
other city firms.
Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan
(D) is expected to sign the measure, which passed unanimously
and will impose an annual tax of
$275 on each employee at businesses making at least $20 million a year in revenue.
The initial proposal — $500 per
employee — met aggressive opposition from Amazon. Some construction workers opposed the
tax out of concern for their jobs
while supporters pressed the
council to do something about
the rapidly expanding number of
homeless families in the city.
After the council began considering the tax earlier this month,
Amazon took the unusual step of
halting construction plans on its
expansion, putting the brakes on
a development site in the northern end of the city’s downtown
and vowing that it would forgo
additional leased space if the
council moved forward.
The issue took on national importance because Amazon is in
the midst of a high-profile search
for a second headquarters in one
of 20 other cities. So far, mayors in
other cities competing for HQ2,
as the project is sometimes called,
have taken a wait-and-see approach.
The initial proposal for
big businesses — $500
per employee — met
aggressive opposition
from Amazon.com.
Despite letters from hundreds
of business leaders opposing the
tax, in an initial vote Friday the
nine-member panel passed the
$500-per-employee tax. More
than 100 people marched
through Amazon’s campus Saturday and held a rally outside the
company’s new spherical greenhouses, some holding signs saying “Tax Amazon.”
But the mayor expressed reservations about the effect the $500per-job tax might have on the
city’s economy, threatening a veto
and vowing to work toward a
compromise, leading to the $275
rate. The measure is expected to
raise an average of $47 million
annually to help house and serve
homeless residents, as opposed to
$75 million under the initial proposal.
In addition, the compromise
legislation is set to sunset after
five years, unlike the initial proposal, which had no end date.
Residents showed up two
hours before the vote Monday to
wait in line and claim a space in
the chamber, which was packed
to capacity.
Although many agreed that Seattle needed to address the city’s
crisis over homelessness, they differed about the merits of the tax.
“When you work minimum
wage at $15 an hour, you end up
spending 90 percent or more of it
on rent and the rest of it in bills,”
said Alexander Finch, 27, who
identified himself as homeless
and living in one of the city’s tent
communities. “So you’re either
well-off and hungry or homeless
and well fed.”
John Bufford, 47, of Tacoma, an
elected union representative for
International Union Painters and
Allied Trades, said some members
of the council seemed to be more
interested in personally targeting
Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P.
Bezos rather than addressing the
problem. Seattle Council member
Kshama Sawant has repeatedly
called Bezos a “bully” who at-
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tempted to extort the city by halting its construction plans. (Bezos
owns The Washington Post.)
“As a union rep, we meet with
our employers to discuss our
problems and come up with solutions jointly,” Bufford said. “It
seems like some of the council
members, mainly Mrs. Sawant,
have gone on the offense against
Amazon in particular.”
Some opponents of the measure called for greater accountability on how funds addressing
homelessness are spent. John
Wisdom, 61, Seattle, a retired executive with PACCAR manufacturing, cited hundreds of millions
of dollars already spent by surrounding King County to address
the issue in recent years.
“The spending keeps going up
and we’re not seeing results. The
results are getting worse every
year,” he said.
Seattle and King County declared a state of emergency over
homelessness in 2015, but since
then, cost-of-living pressures
have worsened. The number of
homeless students in the city’s
public schools has tripled, to
nearly 4,300 last school year. Seattle home prices are rising faster
there than anywhere else in the
country. The median price for a
house is now $777,000.
Seattle is far from the only big
city to have wrestled with increasing populations of homeless people, however, as housing costs
have risen in recent years. Two
areas considered favorites by analysts for the second Amazon headquarters, Boston and Washington, D.C., have experienced their
own surges.
Under the originally passed
proposal, Amazon would have
paid an estimated $20 million to
$25 million in the first year of the
tax. That figure could quickly rise
when the funding mechanism
would transition to a payroll tax.
The company made about 80
times that, $1.6 billion, in net
first-quarter profits.
“It seems to me this debate is
about the anger or fear at what
the city is becoming,” said Council
President Bruce Harrell, who had
to warn members of the crowd
after repeated yelling and chanting during the proceedings.
He said he was worried about
the effect the larger tax would
have had on jobs in part because
of concern over how the money
would be spent.
“When I looked at this new
revenue tax stream, I think we
have to convince the public that
we are using it wisely and strategically, and I think we’ve failed
in that regard as a city,” he said.
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A Chili’s in San Antonio last week. Brinker, the chain’s parent
company, said some customers’ payment information was exposed.
Hackers get card data
from Chili’s customers
BY
H AMZA S HABAN
The parent company of Chili’s,
Brinker International, announced
over the weekend that customers’
payment information may have
been exposed between March and
April of this year in a malware attack.
Brinker did not disclose how
many customers were affected or
how hackers gained unauthorized
access to its systems.
“While the investigation is still
ongoing, we believe that malware
was used to gather payment card
information, including credit or
debit card numbers and cardholder names, from our payment-related systems for in-restaurant purchases at certain Chili’s restaurants,” the Dallas-based company
said in a statement Saturday.
Brinker said Chili’s does not
collect Social Security numbers,
dates of birth or state identification numbers, so that data was not
compromised.
Chili’s is the latest restaurant to
suffer a data breach. Panera Bread
recently acknowledged that data
belonging to some customers was
vulnerable on its website for at
least eight months. The data included names, addresses and the
last four digits of credit card numbers. Earlier this year, Applebee’s
found malware on its payment systems in 167 locations across 15
states, potentially exposing customer credit card data. The barrage
of data breaches at restaurants and
other businesses highlights the
heightened risks of identity theft
and the continued vulnerabilities
presented by payment systems, databases of customer information
and mobile apps.
Brinker said it first learned of
the breach Friday, the same day it
first disclosed the breach. The
company said it had notified law
enforcement agencies and was
working with independent experts to investigate the issue.
Brinker pointed to Friday’s
statement after being asked about
updates on the data breach.
While it is not clear how many of
the 1,600 Chili’s locations were affected, Brinker still urged customers “out of an abundance of caution”
to take steps to protect their information. Those recommendations
included placing a fraud alert on
credit files with the three national
credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion —
and reviewing personal bank account information for suspicious
activity. The company said it is also
working to provide credit monitoring and fraud resolution service for
the customers who may have had
their data stolen.
“We sincerely apologize to
those who may have been affected
and assure you we are working
diligently to resolve this incident,”
the company said in its Friday
notice.
On Brinker’s website, the company touts Chili’s as a “technology
pioneer leading the industry in
the creation of the digital guest
experience.” In 2013, Chili’s began
rolling out tablets at tables in their
restaurants, allowing customers
to browse the menu and pay their
bills. Every Chili’s restaurant table, numbering more than 70,000
now, has a tablet, according to
Brinker’s website. Tabletop Media,
the company behind the devices,
did not immediately respond to a
request for comment.
Under the heading “Technology
Innovation,” Brinker’s Web page
on Chili’s reads, “Chili’s approach
to technology innovation is simple
— build an infrastructure and
keep the digital Guest experience
at its core.”
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defended the administration’s
strategy to lower drug prices
against criticism that President
Trump has abandoned his popular campaign promise to use the
government’s bargaining clout to
negotiate on behalf of Medicare.
Azar said at a briefing that
instead of “trite, gimmicky political proposals” on direct Medicare
negotiation, Trump’s plan, which
was announced last week, would
increase the power of commercial
prescription drug plans that negotiate on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
He added that there are widespread misperceptions about
the effects of direct government
negotiation on drug prices. Such
negotiation, he said, would
achieve minimal savings unless
the government was willing to
deny access to certain medicines
or set drug prices.
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Human Services headquarters.
“We formulated this plan with
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promise.”
The idea of importing drugs
from abroad, Azar said, is a gimmick, because there is no way to
ensure that the drugs aren’t counterfeit and because “Canada’s
drug market is simply too small to
bring down prices here.” He added, “They are a lovely neighbor to
the north, but they’re a small one.”
Azar, a former executive at
pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli
Lilly, also sent a warning to the
industry, criticizing as a “tired
talking point” drug companies’
assertion that any drop in profits
means an end to American innovation.
Azar offered a few new details
about the drug-price blueprint
revealed last week in a Rose Garden speech by the president, and
said he has the authority to make
broad changes without legislation.
Azar also challenged drug companies to start putting their prices in television ads before they
may be forced to do so.
At the same briefing, Food and
Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said his
agency will launch a website that
identifies branded companies accused of exploiting a federal safety program to block generic companies from obtaining their drugs
to make cheaper copies.
Stocks of health-care companies rose after Trump’s speech,
but Ana Gupte, an analyst at
Leerink, noted that the proposal
had “potential for transformative
change longer term, across the
drug supply chain.”
Several health-policy specialists said that although the administration’s 44-page plan contains
serious ideas that could threaten
various industries within the
pharmaceutical supply chain, it
leaves open many key details.
“The reaction of the stock market was pretty telling in the fact
that, at the moment, the plan feels
very much in a brainstorming
format,” said Stacie Dusetzina,
associate professor of cancer research at Vanderbilt University
Medical Center. “While there are
potentially some very good policy
ideas there, when the industry
sees this, it feels like nothing’s
going to happen very soon — and
even if these changes are put into
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that there’s actually going to be a
direct change on their bottom
line.”
At the core of the plan are
changes to Medicare that could
increase the power of commercial
plans to negotiate drug prices.
Azar cited Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management
and Budget under President Barack Obama, who once wrote that
negotiation alone — without the
ability to exclude drugs — would
have a “negligible effect on Medicare drug spending,” and who
tweeted his agreement that “negotiating ability alone is largely
feckless.”
On Friday, Democrats leaped
on the lack of Medicare negotiation in the blueprint as an example of a broken promise on drug
prices and called the plan a win
for drug companies.
In lieu of direct government
negotiation, the plan has a long
list of policy ideas to increase the
ability of Medicare prescription
drug plans to negotiate.
For example, plans are required to cover drugs in certain
“protected classes” — a big driver
of spending — and they could be
given more flexibility to design
their list of covered drugs to drive
better deals. They also could get
the power to negotiate on drugs
that are administered in doctor’s
offices, which don’t currently
benefit from negotiation.
The various Medicare proposals are nuanced, said Walid
Gellad, director of the Center for
Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. “My view is that they will
help temper the rise in prices, but
they’re not going to be the wholesale reduction in drug prices that
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Former Chipotle manager accused of
stealing $626 is awarded $8 million
BY
R ACHEL S IEGEL
Jeanette Ortiz — a 14-year
Chipotle veteran before she was
fired in 2015 — was awarded
nearly $8 million by a California
jury in Fresno County Superior
Court for loss of wages, as well
as damage to her reputation and
emotional and mental distress.
On Monday, she and her attorneys settled with Chipotle for a
separate, confidential amount —
apparently in lieu of punitive
damages, which could have run
as high as nine times the nearly
$8 million award. This put an
end the three-year ordeal that
had branded the mother of nine
a criminal.
“She’s the American Dream,
she’s just a hard-working person. And when you call somebody a thief, you destroy their
life,” Ortiz’s attorney, Warren
Paboojian, said after Monday’s
verdict. “That’s the ultimate.
You’re not going to be able to get
a job anywhere with that label
hanging over her head.”
Ortiz could not be reached for
comment. Paboojian said she
worked 50 hours a week as a
general manager at the Mexican
fast-casual
chain,
making
$72,000 a year. When Ortiz was
fired in January 2015, she was
up for a promotion under
which she would have been paid
$100,000 a year. For years, Ortiz
had received glowing performance reviews.
Last week’s verdict was first
reported by the Fresno Bee.
Paboojian said that in fall
2014, the Chipotle location where
Ortiz worked had an extra
$626 on hand after an armored
car that routinely came to swap
large bills for smaller denominations did not show up, according
to court documents. Paboojian
said Ortiz found the extra money,
sealed and stapled it in a manila
envelope, and contacted the corporate office to flag the extra
cash. She then put the money in
a safe in view of a surveillance
camera.
That December, Ortiz filed a
workers’ compensation claim
while suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Paboojian said her
bosses were unhappy that she
would be missing work and that
Ortiz believed she was fired because of her disability.
On Jan. 3, 2015, Ortiz texted
her boss and two other superiors
to say the money was missing
from the safe, Paboojian said. She
told them she had last seen the
money on Dec. 30, along with
another assistant manager.
At that point, the store
brought in another manager who
looked at the surveillance footage and said it showed Ortiz
taking the money and putting it
in her backpack on Dec. 29 — a
charge she denied.
When she asked to see the
footage, the employees told her
that was against corporate policy.
But Paboojian said there is no
written policy that dictates
whether employees can be
shown video footage in these
cases.
“They use that lack of corporate policy as a weapon against
their employees when they want
to get rid of them,” he said.
In court, Paboojian said Ortiz’s
bosses recorded over the tape
and deleted text messages and
other notes detailing why they
fired Ortiz, the Bee reported.
Still, Robert Hinckley, an attorney for Chipotle, told jurors
that the company has a policy of
not showing video evidence to
employees, the Bee reported.
Hinckley did not return a request
for comment.
On Monday morning, a Chipotle spokesman said the company
does not comment on pending
litigation. The spokesman also
did not respond to questions
after the case was closed.
Since she was fired, Ortiz has
not been able to find work,
Paboojian said. Whenever she
applied for jobs, she would have
to note on her résumé that she
was terminated and tell potential employers that she was fired
for stealing.
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Trump’s hold on once-blue Midwest precincts comes down to one word: Respect
Three new deep
dives into Donald
Trump’s strength in
Midwestern
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counties that were
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previously
Democratic
strongholds — written by
conservatives, liberals and a
nonpartisan journalist — each
highlight a deep craving for respect
among supporters of the president
and an enduring resentment
toward coastal elites that buoys his
popularity.
Republicans and Democrats
who have traveled to Macomb
County in the Detroit suburbs,
which Trump won by 12 points
after Barack Obama carried it
twice, including by 16 points in
2008, came away struck by these
dynamics.
Democratic pollster Stan
Greenberg, who helped orchestrate
Bill Clinton’s 1992 victory, has
obsessively studied the “Reagan
Democrats” in Macomb for more
than three decades. He went back
after the 2016 election to
understand how Trump won
Michigan and recently returned to
conduct another round of focus
groups. “Trump voters complain
that there is no respect for
President Trump or for people like
them who voted for him,”
Greenberg writes in a new memo
summarizing his latest findings,
with Nancy Zdunkewicz of
Democracy Corps.
One older white working-class
woman recalled that, when she first
started voting, “there was so much
respect for the president. And I
don’t care what he did, or what he
said, there was always respect. It
was always ‘Mr. President.’ ” She
said she is disgusted by the way
people talk about Trump.
“A healthy diet of Fox News is
feeding the white working-class
men fending off the challenges of
Trump’s opponents, including
those within their own families,”
Greenberg and Zdunkewicz write.
“They . . . feel vindicated that a
businessman like Trump has
produced a strong macro-economy
and kept his promises on
immigration. They continue to
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Supporters of President Trump wait for him to appear at a rally at North Side Middle School in Elkhart, Ind., on Thursday.
appreciate how he speaks his mind,
unlike a typical politician. . . . One
white working class man shared
that he ‘lost contact with [his] own
daughter because of the election.’
Others complain that their
children and millennial friends
challenge their views and suggest
the media manipulates them. . . .
Families dividing over the 2016
election reflects just how central
feelings about Trump have become
to people’s identities.”
Respect is also a central
undercurrent in “The Great
Revolt,” a new book by Republican
operative Brad Todd and
conservative columnist Salena Zito.
Macomb is one of 10 counties they
studied across the five states that
tipped the election to Trump to
chronicle how he forged his
conservative-populist coalition.
Here is a sampling of quotes from
Trump voters interviewed for the
book:
“We voted for President Obama
and still we are ridiculed. Still we
are considered racists,” said Cindy
Hutchins, a store owner and nurse
in Baldwin, Mich. “There is no
respect for anyone who is just
average and trying to do the right
things.”
“Our culture in Hollywood or in
the media gives off the distinct air
of disregard to people who live in
the middle of the country, as if we
have no value or do not contribute
to the betterment of society,” said
Amy Giles-Maurer of Kenosha, Wis.
“It’s frustrating. It really wants to
make you stand up and yell, ‘We
count,’ except of course we don’t. At
least not in their eyes.”
Todd is a partner at OnMessage,
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President Trump’s
surprising promise
on Sunday to help
bring Chinese
telecom giant ZTE
DEREK
back from the
HAWKINS
brink of collapse
undercuts top law
enforcement and intelligence
officials, who have warned for
years that the company’s products
could be used for cyberespionage
in the United States.
ZTE has close ties with China’s
government, and U.S. officials have
raised concerns that its phones
and other devices could be used as
surveillance tools against
Americans.
Lawmakers immediately
pointed out the contradiction.
“Our intelligence agencies have
warned that ZTE technology and
phones pose a major cyber security
threat,” Rep. Adam B.
Schiff (Calif.), the ranking
Democrat on the House
Intelligence Committee, tweeted at
Trump. “You should care more
about our national security than
Chinese jobs.”
As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
put it in a tweet Monday morning,
the “problem with ZTE isn’t jobs &
trade, it’s national security &
espionage.”
Any telecommunications firm
in China “can be forced to act as
tool of Chinese espionage without
any court order or any other
review process,” Rubio tweeted.
“We are crazy to allow them to
operate in U.S. without tighter
restrictions.”
The head of the FBI and other
intelligence chiefs in congressional
testimony this year urged
Americans to steer clear of
products from ZTE and its Chinese
rival Huawei. And just two weeks
ago, the Pentagon banned the
companies’ phones from being
sold on military bases, saying they
“may pose an unacceptable risk to
Department’s personnel,
information and mission.”
As The Washington Post’s Tony
Romm, Damian Paletta and Steven
Mufson reported, the Commerce
Department last month said it
would bar U.S. firms for seven
years from exporting critical
microchips and other parts to ZTE,
as punishment for violating a
sanctions settlement over illegal
shipments to Iran and North
Korea. Last week, ZTE said it
would shut down its global
business but was “actively
communicating with the relevant
The
Cybersecurity
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“King Cyrus Republicans” is
what the authors call evangelicals
who stuck with Trump after the
“Access Hollywood” tape came out
because they wanted a
conservative to replace Antonin
Scalia on the Supreme Court. That’s
a reference to the 6th-century
pagan Persian king who released
Jews from bondage in Babylon.
Trump’s margin was weaker
than Mitt Romney’s in 86 of the 100
most educated counties in the
country. Trump’s level of support
was higher than Romney’s in 1,449
of the 1,500 U.S. counties with the
lowest concentration of bachelor’s
degrees. “The driver of this split is
not the college education itself, but
the social pressure that comes with
living exclusively among other
college graduates,” Zito and Todd
write. “Rotary Reliables” is the
james.hohmann@washpost.com
Reversal on ZTE stuns security experts
SAVE
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a powerhouse GOP consulting
firm. Zito is a syndicated columnist
from Pittsburgh. Together, they
identify seven archetypes of voters
who fueled Trump’s victory. The
chapters include vignettes about
three individual voters who fit each
mold.
Some categories are obvious,
such as blue-collar workers who
have personally experienced a job
loss in the past seven years or
independents who were amenable
to Ross Perot’s campaigns two
decades earlier. Others are more
surprising, such as women under
45 who support gun rights for selfdefense reasons. A majority in that
category admit in post-election
polling that they felt
uncomfortable telling friends they
supported Trump because they
knew they would face disapproval.
name the authors give to the kind
of country-club Republicans who
refused to support Trump in more
highly educated areas of the
country but stuck with him in the
Rust Belt because they spend their
days hanging or working around
less-educated blue-collar types.
Notably, people in all seven of
their categories expressed
frustration, even a year after the
election, that they are not
understood, respected or valued by
the powers that be on the East and
West coasts. “In the short span of a
generation, the face and focus of
the Democratic Party nationally
has shifted from a glorification of
the working-class ethos to
multiculturalist militancy pushed
by the Far Left of the party,” Zito
and Todd argue. “The driving
construct of otherness . . . is at its
core driven by perceptions of
respect. . . . The professional Left
focuses heavily on race-related
questions in analyzing the Trump
vote, but race-tinged subjects were
rarely cited by Trump voters
interviewed for this book.”
The Washington Post’s Dan Balz
spent the past 16 months
interviewing voters in rural areas
of the upper Mississippi River
valley that favored Obama but then
broke decisively for Trump.
Macomb is suburban and wasn’t
part of the area Balz explored, but
there are notable echoes in his
piece.
For instance, Andrew Chesney,
36, a conservative businessman in
Freeport, Ill. — the site of the
second debate between Abraham
Lincoln and Sen. Stephen Douglas
in 1858 and a county that Obama
carried in 2008 — said
Midwesterners feel let down by
political leaders from both parties.
“We’re constantly being preached
to by those that in many cases
have never done it,” he said. “This
is an area that we try to work
hard, play by the rules. It’s not a
fast pace, it’s not a fancy pace, but
we appreciate it. We like our big
vehicles and our large parking
spots, and that works for some
people and it doesn’t work for
others.”
U.S. government departments in
order to facilitate the [order’s]
modification or reversal.”
Trump appeared receptive to
the idea, sending shock waves
through the national security
establishment by tweeting that he
and Chinese President Xi Jinping
were working to give ZTE “a way
back into business, fast.”
“It’s striking that he is
overruling the judgment of his
own national security apparatus in
order to help a Chinese company
succeed,” said Abraham Denmark,
director of the Asia Program at the
Woodrow Wilson International
Center for Scholars. “There’s often
tension between economic issues
and national security issues, and
this tweet seems to suggest in this
case the economic issues won out.”
Adam Segal, director of the
Digital and Cyberspace Policy
Program at the Council on Foreign
Relations, called Trump’s
instruction to his Commerce
Department to assist ZTE “highly
unusual, given the intelligence
community has given several
unambiguous warnings about
using ZTE and Huawei products.”
“I would expect to see some
pushback,” Segal said, “with
officials stressing that commercial
sanctions might be modified but
ZTE should stay out of U.S.
networks.”
In a statement later Sunday,
White House spokeswoman
Lindsay Walters signaled that the
Commerce Department would
play a major role in the way
forward. “The administration is in
contact with China on this issue,
among others in the bilateral
relationship. President Trump
expects [Commerce] Secretary
[Wilbur] Ross to exercise his
independent judgment, consistent
with applicable laws and
regulations, to resolve the
regulatory action involving ZTE
based on its facts.”
But lawmakers, too, may try to
intervene. After all, it was
congressional investigators who
sounded the alarm about possible
cyberespionage by ZTE and
Huawei in 2012, after an 11-month
probe by the House Intelligence
Committee concluded that the
companies were essentially arms
of the Chinese government that
could be used as conduits for
spying on U.S. citizens and
companies. And Rubio, along
with Sen. Tom Cotton (RArk.), introduced a bill this year
that would bar the U.S.
government from buying or
leasing telecommunications
equipment from the companies
over those concerns.
In February, FBI Director
Christopher A. Wray told the
Senate Intelligence Committee
that Americans shouldn’t use ZTE
or Huawei products or services. He
was joined by the heads of the CIA
and the National Security Agency
and the director of national
intelligence, who also cautioned
against the public using ZTE
products.
“We’re deeply concerned about
the risks of allowing any company
or entity that is beholden to foreign
governments that don’t share our
values to gain positions of power
inside our telecommunications
networks,” Wray testified.“That
provides the capacity to exert
pressure or control over our
telecommunications
infrastructure,” he said. “It
provides the capacity to
maliciously modify or steal
information. And it provides the
capacity to conduct undetected
espionage.”
Given this, former national
security officials tweeted their
shock about the announcement.
David Gomez, a former FBI
counterterrorism agent, said:
“Telecommunications companies
like ZTE use their devices and
networks to compile intelligence
on behalf of the Chinese
[government]. That is just a fact.
#28YearsInIntelSaysSo.” And Josh
Campbell, a former FBI special
agent, didn’t mince words. “We
don’t need to just pump the
brakes, we need to throw the car in
reverse and immediately retreat
from this ludicrous idea that we
are going to enable a
counterintelligence threat like
ZTE. We should not be making life
easier for hostile intelligence
services.”
But not everyone is as worried.
Sascha Segan, a mobile analyst at
PC Magazine, criticized the
intelligence community for failing
to detail the exact problem posed
by ZTE, which rejects the idea that
its products are a security risk.
“U.S. intelligence chiefs paint
a dark picture of ZTE and
Huawei, which they claim are
Chinese spying operations,” he
wrote in a February article, “but
we haven’t seen a shred of actual
evidence that either company’s
phones are dangerous to
Americans in any way.”
derek.hawkins@washpost.com
TUESDAY, MAY 15 , 2018
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EUGENE ROBINSON
Liberal
democracy
isn’t dead
The ugly
‘elites’
charade
“T
T
he era of liberal democracy is
over.” So said Hungarian Prime
Minister Viktor Orban last
week as he began his fourth
overall term in office. It’s a persuasive
message coming from a self-proclaimed
champion of “illiberal democracy” who has
consolidated near-dictatorial power by fomenting anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and
anti-Semitic prejudice, rewriting electoral
laws, and installing his cronies to run the
media, law enforcement, the judiciary, cultural institutions, churches, schools and
universities.
What Orban is doing in Hungary is
reflective of a global trend. According to
Freedom House, 2017 represented the
“12th consecutive year of decline in global
freedom.” This is the era of strongmen, such
as Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin,
Nicolás Maduro and Abdel Fatah al-Sissi,
who have brutally snuffed out the remnants
of democracy in their countries. In China,
collective rule has given way to Xi Jinping’s
cult of personality. The Arab Spring led to
greater despotism and chaos; only in Tunisia did a democracy emerge. Freedom
House frets that President Trump is eroding
freedom even in the United States with his
attacks on the media and the rule of law
while supporting dictators abroad.
The “end of history” consensus of the
1990s, which held that liberal democracy
was fated to triumph, has given way to
despair that, as former secretary of state
Madeleine Albright argues in a new book,
fascism may own the future. But just as it
was a mistake to assume that the spread of
freedom was inevitable, it’s also wrong to
assume that the “spirit of ’76” is as passé as
the tricorn hats and knee breeches worn by
the Founding Fathers. No one in the world
lived in a democracy in the 18th century if
defined to mean universal suffrage; today,
39 percent of the world’s population lives in
free countries and 24 percent in partially
free countries. And wherever you look, you
see the struggle for liberty.
On Saturday, more than 10 million Iraqis
voted in elections that were competitive
and free of violence. Turnout was low, but it
was an indication that Iraq’s democracy —
which appeared to be stillborn in the dark
days of the American war, 2003-2007, and
again during the Islamic State war, 20142017 — remains alive. The top vote-getter
unexpectedly appeared to be an alliance
between secularists and followers of Moqtada al-Sadr, a Shiite firebrand who has
positioned himself as a foe of corruption
and Iranian influence.
In Malaysia, an election last week dealt
the first-ever defeat to the United Malays
National Organization, the political party
that has ruled since independence in 1957.
Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been
accused of massive peculation, will be replaced by his mentor, 92-year-old former
prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. He
promised to release opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim from prison and even to turn
over the country’s leadership to him. Given
that Mahathir once imprisoned Anwar himself, this is a welcome sign of reconciliation
between old enemies.
Armenia has seen another advance for
democracy. Peaceful demonstrations in Yerevan toppled Serzh Sargsyan, who had
ruled for the past 10 years as president and
tried a Putinesque move to stay in power as
prime minister. He has been replaced on an
interim basis by the opposition leader Nikol
Pashinyan, who became distinctive for protesting in a camouflage T-shirt. A peaceful,
democratic revolution in a former Soviet
republic is no small achievement, given
how hard Putin works to support dictatorships. The price of regime change is that
Armenia’s revolutionaries, unlike their
predecessors in Ukraine and Georgia, have
vowed not to reverse a pro-Moscow foreign
policy, but this is still progress for a country
struggling with the usual post-Soviet corruption and stagnation.
Protesters in Nicaragua haven’t been as
successful, but they keep coming out in
force against the Sandinista leader Daniel
Ortega even though more than 40 people
have already been killed in clashes with
security forces. Having scrapped term limits, President Ortega has been in power
since 2007, ruling with his wife and vice
president, Rosario Murillo. They have
bought off big business, silenced the media
and squelched civil society. But now the
power couple are forced to compromise
with demonstrators by rescinding unpopular cuts to social services.
Finally, in Poland, more than 50,000
protesters took to the streets of Warsaw on
Saturday to protest the growing corrosion
of democracy at the hands of the populist
Law and Justice Party.
I don’t mean to suggest that democracy is
destined to prevail in Iraq, Malaysia, Nicaragua or Poland. But the fact that so many
people in those countries, separated by vast
differences in history, religion, ethnicity
and culture, are struggling for similar rights
is a sign that self-determination retains
universal appeal.
Unfashionable as it may be to say so,
President George W. Bush was right when
he told the U.N. General Assembly in 2004:
“The desire for freedom resides in every
human heart. And that desire cannot be
contained forever by prison walls or martial
laws or secret police. Over time and across
the Earth, freedom will find a way.” It’s just
going to take longer — maybe a lot longer —
than Bush imagined.
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A wounded Palestinian is rushed to an ambulance at the border fence with Israel on Monday in Gaza.
DANA MILBANK
Nothing says peace
like bloodshed
H
ere’s a split-screen for our
times: While Israeli troops
were killing dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza on
Monday, Trump administration representatives were 50 miles away in
Jerusalem, celebrating with Israeli
officials the opening of the U.S. Embassy there and praising their mutual devotion to peace.
“Moving the U.S. embassy,” Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan
declared, is “a step toward advancing
peace.”
President Trump himself, in a
video message, pledged his commitment to a “lasting peace agreement.”
His son-in-law, Jared Kushner,
said “peace is within reach.”
And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared it “a great
day for peace.”
Because nothing says “peace” like
58 Palestinians killed, 2,700 wounded, renewed hostilities between Iran
and Israel, the entire region aflame
and U.S. allies reeling.
Kushner, who reminded the audience that he’s in charge of Trump’s
“efforts to bring peace,” used his
remarks to denounce the Palestinians. “As we have seen from the
protests of the last month and even
today, those provoking violence are
part of the problem and not part of
the solution,” he said. Back in Washington, a White House spokesman
declined to join allies urging Israel to
exercise restraint.
The move of the U.S. Embassy to
Jerusalem from Tel Aviv could have
been a moment of unity and brotherhood. Instead, as with most everything Trump touches, it became a
symbol of division and bitterness. It
could have been the capstone of a
peace deal, as Republican and Democratic administrations alike had
hoped. Instead, it all but dashed
hope for a two-state solution.
Most European allies skipped the
event. And only 14 members of
Congress were on hand for the
celebration — all Republican and
only one Jewish. Republicans scolded Democrats for their absence;
Democrats said they weren’t invited.
“I would have loved to have participated in this historic and moving
embassy dedication,” Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), who supported the embassy move, said in a statement.
“Despite reaching out to the administration, I was not invited to be a
part of the official American delegation.”
Here’s who was invited:
Robert Jeffress, the pastor who
gave the opening prayer, who has
said that both Islam and Mormonism are “heresy from the pit of hell”
— and that Jews are bound for that
same destination. “You can’t be
saved being a Jew,” he said in a 2010
interview.
John Hagee, an evangelical Christian leader who gave a closing
prayer, who is known for, among
other things, once saying God allowed the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed, to happen
“because God said my top priority
for the Jewish people is to get them
to come back to the land of Israel.”
Treasury
Secretary
Steven
Mnuchin, who was standing at
Trump’s side last year when the
president said there were “very fine
people” among neo-Nazis marching
in Charlottesville and later defended
Trump’s handling of the situation.
And Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who
spoke at a reception for the U.S. delegation, after which Kushner and
Ivanka Trump asked for Yosef ’s
blessing. The rabbi made waves recently for comparing black people to
monkeys and proposed blessing only
“a person with a white father and
mother.”
Given the lineup, this was less a
diplomatic ceremony than a campaign event. David Friedman, the
U.S. ambassador to Israel, praised
“the vision, the courage and the
moral clarity of one person to whom
we owe an enormous and eternal
debt of gratitude, President Donald
J. Trump.”
Moral clarity! And that’s not all: “I
think President Lincoln is smiling
today as another great Republican,
Donald J. Trump, opens our embassy.”
Netanyahu dutifully declared that
Trump “made history,” Hagee
thanked God “for President Donald
Trump’s courage,” and Jeffress
praised Trump’s leadership, determination, resolve and courage and
offered his view to God that Trump
“stands on the right side of You.”
Kushner got applause for reminding the crowd of Trump’s decision to
“exit the dangerous, flawed and onesided Iran deal.”
The bipartisan unity toward Israel
had begun to break down even
before Trump, as Netanyahu, and the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee, clashed with President Barack Obama. Trump has further driven the partisan wedge over Israel,
and it’s splitting not just Democrats
from Republicans but American
Jews from Netanyahu’s government.
A poll last year by the American
Jewish Committee found that American Jews, only 21 percent of whom
view Trump favorably, were overwhelmingly (68 percent) opposed to
an immediate move of the embassy.
Perhaps American Jews recognize
that Trump, and the messianic Christians driving his policy, are leading
Israel away from democracy and
security. And perhaps they don’t
trust claims of “peace” when their
own eyes see the opposite.
Twitter: @Milbank
To help the economy, treat addiction
BY
I
R OB P ORTMAN
n the steadily growing U.S. economy, with tax reform and regulatory
relief leading businesses to invest
more in both facilities and people,
the unemployment rate stands at
3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000.
A record number of business owners
say now is a good time to expand, but our
workforce needs are going unmet. I see
this in Ohio, where employers increasingly tell me that their biggest challenge
is finding workers.
One reason workers are scarce is the
historically low labor-force participation
rate — the number of able-bodied, working-age Americans who are outside the
economy, not working or even looking for
work. These people are not included in
the unemployment numbers. In fact, if
the United States were at its prerecession level of labor force participation, today’s unemployment rate
wouldn’t be 3.9 percent — it would be a
disappointing 8.6 percent.
Some new data suggest that the most
significant factor contributing to this
labor-force decline is the opioid epidemic.
Last year, a Brookings Institution report found that about half of men age
25 to 54 not in the labor force take pain
medication daily, and nearly two-thirds
of that group take prescription pain
medication. This year, a Labor Department survey found that 44 percent of
men in this age group who were out of the
labor force acknowledged taking pain
medication the previous day. The true
number is likely higher than that because
of the stigma and the legal risk involved
in admitting drug use.
Most businesses recognize the difficulty of finding workers who can pass a drug
test, but the workforce impact is far
deeper because millions of Americans
who are out of work aren’t even showing
up to take the drug test in the first place.
Addiction takes over lives, strips affected Americans of their ambition and
tears at the very fabric of our society. It is
also undermining our economy at a time
when workers are badly needed.
Some new data suggest
that the most significant
factor contributing to this
labor-force decline is
the opioid epidemic.
In the past two years, Congress has
taken important steps to address the
crisis. The 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA, provides
resources for evidence-based prevention,
treatment and recovery programs to help
break
the
cycle
of
addiction.
The 21st Century Cures Act, passed later
that year, and the recent budget agreement provide to states unprecedented
funding to combat the opioid epidemic.
And the recently introduced CARA 2.0
will ensure additional funding is well
spent on evidence-based programs.
While Washington has a role to play in
addressing this crisis, it will ultimately be
solved at the local level. Everyone has a
role to play, including business leaders. It
is time for them to step up in a more
significant way with solutions within
their companies and in their cities and
towns.
One significant issue is the overprescription of pain pills. About 80 percent of heroin users start with prescription drugs. CARA 2.0 will limit opioid
prescriptions to three days for acute pain
based on guidelines from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. Some
medical associations and drug companies are pushing back against this proposal, but businesses don’t have to wait
for legislation to act. A few companies
already have changed their prescription
policies; more should join.
I’ve also seen the positive contributions an engaged private sector can make
at the local level. At the new Maryhaven
Addiction Stabilization Center in Columbus, Ohio, private-sector funding — including business support — combined
with funding from Congress is being
used to try something innovative: The
center offers longer-term treatment in
the same facility where it performs overdose reversal and stabilization.
A remarkably high 80 percent to
90 percent of the people stabilized at
Maryhaven opt to stay for treatment.
Sadly, the opposite is more common; the
vast majority of individuals at other
facilities who get emergency treatment
for an overdose soon return to their old
environment and old habits, often resulting in another crisis.
The private sector should also join in a
national prevention and education campaign. An effective online, print and
broadcast campaign is needed to save
lives.
Overdose statistics and high rates of
addiction among those out of work aren’t
just numbers — they represent people
with broken dreams. Based on the clear
impact opioids are having on workforce
availability, the private sector has every
incentive to step up. We all have a role to
play in getting people off the sidelines
and back to productive lives so they can
live up to their God-given potential.
The writer, a Republican, represents Ohio in
the Senate.
he most offensive and corrosive idea in our politics today
is that some Americans are
more “real” than others. Don’t
you dare buy it.
Republicans are cynically peddling
this un-American conceit. “Real Americans” elected and continue to support
President Trump, they claim, in defiance of snooty “coastal elites” who are
hopelessly out of touch with the country. It’s a total crock, and shame on
those using it for political gain.
The whole point of democracy is
that every citizen’s voice is supposed to
have equal weight — even voices in
favor of fair and compassionate immigration policy, universal health care,
fighting racism, promoting gender
equality, enshrining LGBT rights and
other progressive causes. There is no
need to be tentative about these views
for fear they somehow make you, I
suppose, “unreal.” They do not.
Nor does living within some arbitrary distance of an ocean, having a
college education or preferring bigcity life deprive anyone of standing as
an American. A third-generation Kentucky coal miner and a goateed Brooklyn barista should have equal say in
charting the course of the nation.
The miner and the barista don’t
actually have equal say, because of the
way the electoral college works, but
let’s leave that aside. What I’m talking
about is the perceived legitimacy of
their political views. The notion has
taken hold that because the miner is a
“real American,” his views must therefore be more authentic — and the
barista, if he does not share or accede
to those views, is “out of touch.”
With world-class hypocrisy, Republican officeholders and activists are
selling this load of bull while themselves, by and large, being “coastal
elites.”
One recent illustration: No group is
supposedly more elitist and clueless
than the so-called mainstream media.
At the media’s biggest social event of
the year, last month’s White House
Correspondents’ Association dinner,
comedian Michelle Wolf made some
biting jokes about the Trump administration. Matt Schlapp, the chairman of
the American Conservative Union,
and his wife, Mercedes, the White
House director of strategic communications, conspicuously stood up and
walked out.
“It’s why America hates the out of
touch leftist media elite,” Mercedes
Schlapp harrumphed on Twitter. She
sent the tweet while she and her
husband were in a limousine, on their
way to a glittering after-party thrown
each year by NBC.
I know the Schlapps. They are nice
people, when not engaged in demagoguery. They live in the Washington
area, as I do; they recently purchased a
$3 million home, as I certainly did not.
Both have advanced college degrees.
Matt Schlapp was a top lobbyist for
Koch Industries before taking over at
the ACU. The couple also founded
their own public relations and lobbying firm. How are they anything but
“elite,” according to the false dichotomy they espouse? Why are they any
more qualified to speak for ostensibly
“real” Americans than the journalists
they haughtily deride, virtually all of
whom are far less affluent?
To put icing on the cake, Mercedes
Schlapp reportedly said at a recent
White House meeting that “I stand
with Kelly Sadler” — referring to the
White House aide who said of
Sen. John McCain’s opposition to CIA
nominee Gina Haspel that “it doesn’t
matter, he’s dying anyway.” Schlapp is
awfully selective about what she finds
offensive.
Think for a moment about how
ridiculous this whole thing is. Trump
is a billionaire who started life as a
millionaire, his father having been a
wealthy developer. His Cabinet is a
coven of plutocrats. His administration’s most consequential achievement thus far is a tax cut that showers
corporations and wealthy citizens
with lavish benefits, leaving just peanuts for the middle and working classes. The administration is also waging a
relentless campaign to punish immigrants and the poor, apparently for
existing.
But Trump cleverly uses cultural,
racial and geographic markers to define who is “real” and who is not. And
the Republican Party, to its eternal
shame, has decided to go along.
Enough. It’s time to call out this ugly
charade for what it is. Yes, it matters a
great deal what people think in smalltown Pennsylvania or rural Texas. But
it matters just as much what people
think in the rebuilding inner cores and
thriving suburbs of our major cities,
even if those cities happen to be on or
near a coast.
Progressives have to speak to those
left behind by wrenching economic
and social change. But our voices are
as authentic, and as worthy, as anyone
else’s. I am a real American, too. Deal
with it.
eugenerobinson@washpost.com
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A tragedy beyond time and place
EDITORIALS
Mr. Mueller at the one-year mark
Contrary to the president’s comments, the special counsel’s probe has been professional and efficient.
I
done his work without leaks or drama, even as
Mr. Trump and his allies continually slander him and
his motivation.
Nor is there any evidence that Mr. Mueller has
overstepped proper boundaries of prosecutorial behavior. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein
ordered the special counsel to investigate Russia’s
2016 election interference and any matter that “arose
or may arise” in doing so. It is only logical that would
include Mr. Manafort’s pre-election ties to Russia
and the president’s possible post-election efforts to
subvert the probe. Any good prosecutor would cover
those bases.
Initially, Republican lawmakers praised the selection of Mr. Mueller and emphasized his reputation
for honesty. Now that Mr. Trump has decided on a
strategy to discredit the investigation, most GOP
lawmakers are descending to the level of courage we
have come to expect in the Trump era and are staying
relatively mute. Polls still show wide public approval
of the Mueller probe, but among Republicans
Mr. Trump’s attacks are having an effect.
A positive sign
from Iraq
Mr. Mueller deserves more backup from Republicans in Congress — in both word and legislation.
They should make clear that he will be given such
time as he needs to complete his investigation.
Republicans had no objection while independent
counsel Kenneth W. Starr investigated President Bill
Clinton for nearly five years on issues that were
neither as complex nor as important. The American
people deserve to learn as much as possible about the
Kremlin’s 2016 meddling, how U.S. officials responded to it and whether any U.S. officials cooperated
with it.
Some lawmakers have been willing to stick up for
Mr. Mueller; the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill on a bipartisan basis that protects him
from inappropriate termination. So far Senate and
House GOP leaders have been unwilling to bring
such a bill to a vote. That has left lawmakers scrambling for other options, which could include a bill
requiring Mr. Mueller to release a public report on his
findings, regardless of his fate. That is less than the
bare minimum, but it would be better than nothing.
TOM TOLES
The country’s democratic election
was a remarkable achievement.
head the next government or what its position will
be on cooperation with the United States. Iran will
be working hard to promote its interests, and the
Trump administration ought to do the same. If it
can summon the focus and diplomatic resources.
there’s an opportunity to reinforce the incipient
shift toward nonsectarian politics built around
support for Iraqi sovereignty — including from Iran.
That could take the country away, at last, from the
editorials about Prince McLeod Rams, the 15-monthold Montgomery County boy murdered by his father
in 2012 for more than $500,000 in fraudulently
obtained insurance.
That Prince’s father had no trouble obtaining
insurance on his infant son — basically over the
phone and with no questions asked about his shaky
finances or suspicious résumé — underscored the
lack of scrutiny attached to policies seen as so-mucheasy profit by the insurance industry. Mr. Barron
called the need for legislation a “no-brainer,” and the
General Assembly apparently agreed, as the bill
sailed to approval with unanimous votes in both
chambers.
Prince’s mother, Hera McLeod, told us she will
never be at peace with what happened to her son, but
“if there is any silver lining to be found from this
horrible tragedy, it is through this kind of legislative
progress — and my son will have saved the lives of
internal warfare that has wracked it since the
U.S. invasion — and which, with similar partisans,
continues to devastate neighboring Syria.
Mr. Sadr has called for a secular government of
technocrats who will respect the rule of law and
civil society. That may not be entirely achievable,
but it’s a goal many Iraqis clearly found attractive.
That they were able to express themselves democratically is even more encouraging.
other children.” She noted, though, that while Maryland made the changes after one of its own was killed,
the policy on his life was taken out in a different state,
underscoring the need for national action. According
to Dennis Jay, executive director of the Coalition
Against Insurance Fraud which has pushed for tighter controls on juvenile insurance, congressional action is unlikely and would be challenged as counter to
the 1945 McCarran-Ferguson Act, which gives states
exclusive domain over insurance regulation.
That puts the onus on states. States such as
Georgia, where 2-year-old Tyrael McFall was killed
with codeine in 2014 for $50,000 in life insurance
taken out by his mother. States such as Minnesota,
where 10-year-old Barway Collins was killed by his
father, who was in financial straits and stood to
collect tens of thousands of dollars in insurance taken
out on the boy. And states such as Virginia, where
Prince’s father lived — and where he killed his son.
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Come see the positive change that’s transforming the neighborhood
The May 8 Metro article “Despite robberies, hope
remains” read as if Trinidad is the Wild, Wild West of
Northeast Washington, with only a long-shot prayer
for change but no real plans in the
works. Anyone who spends time in
this neighborhood — as I do in my
job with W.S. Jenks & Son, which
shares a wall with the 7-Eleven in
the article — would quickly recognize that the article lacked details
of all the positive change taking
place here.
There are significant construction projects happening on Bladensburg Road by
major D.C. developers. Four years ago, our building
was an abandoned methadone clinic. It now is home
to a 20,000-square-foot retail hardware store. We
Kathleen Parker was right in her May 9 Wednesday Opinion op-ed, “You can lead a horse to
slaughter, but . . .,” that horses slaughtered in other
countries suffer a horrific fate. However, slaughtering horses and burros in the United States is also
cruel, and it’s not something that Americans want
to pay for.
When plants operated here, the Agriculture
Department documented horses suffering from
rampant cruelty and injuries such as protruding
broken bones and dislocated eyes. These foreignowned businesses exported the meat overseas, and
their operations polluted the air and water and
decreased property values in the communities
where they operated. Even then, tens of thousands
of horses were still transported across our borders
each year for slaughter abroad.
There is a solution: Let’s end horse slaughter
completely by strengthening the legal basis blocking these plants from operating in the United
States and halting the transport of horses for
slaughter across the border. Congress should pass
the Safeguard American Food Exports Act and,
until it becomes law, maintain the ban on slaughtering horses in the United States.
Kitty Block, Washington
The writer is acting president and chief executive
of the Humane Society of the United States.
Mr. McCain’s life of service
Other states should follow Maryland’s example and regulate life-insurance policies for children.
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End horse slaughter
Reading the May 11 news article “North Korea
with Pompeo: Crossed fingers, then news of ‘amnesty,’ ” Carol Morello’s dramatic account of her journey
to North Korea during the U.S. prisoner release, was
an important reminder for me to put party politics
aside for the greater good.
The release of U.S. prisoners is a win and a chance
for peace to shine. Now, all of our representatives,
regardless of party affiliation, must advocate vigorously on behalf of diplomacy. They can take actionable steps. Public statements supporting the hard
work of diplomacy, which is an iterative process that
requires time and diligence, are needed to set
expectations. Representatives can also remind the
president of their power, not his, to authorize
declarations of war. Congress should pass proposed
legislation — S. 2047 in the Senate and H.R. 4140 in
the House — that reasserts congressional authority
on matters of war. This makes the stakes even higher
and the success all the sweeter if President Trump
wins with diplomacy, and I want him to win with
diplomacy in North Korea. I am hoping for the best.
Meanwhile, preparing for the worst is important. A
reminder of our democratic process and who holds
what authority, regardless of party affiliation, is
critical to that preparation.
Michele Hartley, Frederick
Protecting young, vulnerable lives
ITH GOV. LARRY HOGAN’S signature on
a bill, Maryland last week joined Washington and New York as one of the few
states requiring insurance companies to
be more diligent before insuring the lives of children.
Like those states, Maryland was spurred to act by a
high-profile instance of a child killed for insurance
money. It should not take the murder of a child to
wake lawmakers to the need to act on this issue. Other
states now should follow Maryland’s lead to protect
vulnerable, young lives.
Mr. Hogan (R) last week signed legislation, to take
effect in January, that mandates insurance companies tighten underwriting procedures and standards
on juvenile life insurance policies. Insurers will have
to undertake more rigorous verifications to guard
against fraud and evil intent. The bill was sponsored
by Del. Erek L. Barron (D-Prince George’s), who
became interested in the issue after reading our
The May 9 Metro article “Victim in Md. triple
homicide opened home to fleeing neighbor” reported that police said the three homicide victims were
“in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Not true. The
victims — the brave woman who offered shelter, her
friend and a contractor — were all exactly where they
should have been.
The “wrong place, wrong time” trope is a lazy,
overused and often inaccurate characterization.
When speaking about tragedies, especially acts of
gun violence, do better.
Jeff Fletcher, Washington
Put peace above party
I
N ALL the turmoil of the Middle East, the most
significant development of the year thus far
may be the democratic election Iraq held on
Saturday. It was competitive, fair and largely
free of violence — a remarkable achievement for a
country that until a few months ago was fighting a
war against the Islamic State. Unlike most people in
the Middle East, Iraqis were able to cast a vote
against their government and the reigning elite —
and it looks as if many did just that. The surprise
front-runner in early returns was an alliance led by
nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a longtime
enemy of the United States — but also an adversary
of Iran’s local clients.
Mr. Sadr, a Shiite cleric, is remembered in
Washington for leading a bloody insurgency against
U.S. troops more than a decade ago. He’s still calling
for the removal of all American forces from Iraq, at a
time when even some Shiite leaders close to Iran are
saying they want them to remain to continue
training Iraqi forces. Yet Mr. Sadr has shifted
politically: Several years ago he formed an alliance
with secular groups, including the Iraqi Communist
Party, and has campaigned on a nonsectarian,
corruption-fighting agenda aimed at Iran’s local
proxies. When his supporters took to Baghdad’s
Tahrir Square to celebrate his apparent victory in
the capital and several other provinces, they
chanted, “Iran is out, Baghdad remains free,”
according to a report by Al Arabiya.
Much of the Iraqi vote has yet to be tabulated,
and it’s too early to say what role Mr. Sadr might
play in forming a new government. So far, the
alliance of Hadi al-Ameri, a militia leader close to
Tehran, is running second, while incumbent Prime
Minister Haider al-Abadi, the U.S. favorite, is in
third. The good news is that Iran’s most slavish and
sectarian proxy, former prime minister Nouri
al-Maliki, is running a distant fourth, just barely in
front of the largest Kurdish party.
Weeks — or more likely, months — of negotiations
will ensue, and for now there’s no telling who might
MAY 15 , 2018
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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
T HAS been a year since special counsel Robert S.
Mueller III took over the Justice Department’s
Russia investigation. Since then, by all appearances, he has performed with professionalism,
integrity and remarkable efficiency.
That is not President Trump’s view, of course. The
president rants frequently, inappropriately and with
no foundation against a supposed “witch hunt.” His
complaints only further the impression that he has
something to hide. So do the attacks on Mr. Mueller
from the Trump claque in the House of Representatives. So did last week’s rather pathetic chiming in
from Vice President Pence, who instructed the special counsel, “It’s time to wrap it up.”
In fact, in the space of only one year, Mr. Mueller
has secured guilty pleas from, or indictments
against, 19 people and three firms, including very
senior figures: Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his former national security
adviser, Michael Flynn. He obtained an indictment
against a Russian company that helps illuminate the
Russian effort to influence the 2016 election. He has
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lease space to Cultivate the City, an urban garden and
farm, on our rooftop. Cultivate has been a positive
influence in this community, as have many others in
the Trinidad area, and the article
undermined all of that good work
and dissuaded future investment
in a neighborhood that has both a
lot to offer and room for growth.
I would invite any reader in
Washington to come to Trinidad
and see the positive developments
happening up and down Bladensburg Road. If The Post wants to
write an article that paints the entire picture of what
this area is, was and has become, we would be happy
to help tell that story.
I would invite any
reader in Washington
to come to Trinidad.
Mike Siegel, Washington
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Regarding the May 12 news article “Speaking out
on torture and Trump nominee, ailing McCain roils
Washington”:
I am a Democrat, as is my husband, a Vietnam War
veteran. In the fall of 2016, we visited Vietnam. As
part of our tour of Hanoi, we spent time in the Hanoi
Hilton, a sobering experience to say the least. What
we learned and saw there would cause the hardest
hearts to weep. There are those who talk what they
think is a good game but might not last five days in
that place. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) endured more
than five years there, with grace, honor and courage.
He then came home to continue a long life in service
to his country. I stand with Mr. McCain.
Elaine Montgomery, Reston
An obvious fix: Negotiate drug prices
Regarding the May 12 news article “Trump
introduces plan to lower drug costs”:
Americans pay the highest prices for drugs in the
world. President Trump’s new plan will do little or
nothing to save us money. I’m told by friends who
are patent attorneys that we are the only country
that doesn’t negotiate drug prices. The most obvious
quick change would be to allow Medicare to
negotiate for its customers. A better change would
be to have the Food and Drug Administration or
another body negotiate prices. It has been 15 years
since then-President George W. Bush enacted Medicare Part D, which said that Medicare could not
negotiate drug prices. Isn’t a 15-year free ride for Big
Pharma enough?
I’m 80 and have been healthy, so I never signed up
for Part D. A few months ago I developed ulcers and
went to the hospital. When leaving, I was given a
prescription for a stomach medicine. I filled the
prescription for 60 pills for $165. It was a generic
called pantoprazole. I needed more and went to
Canada, as I’ve done for more than a decade, and
bought 60 pills for $17. So I paid about a 900 percent
markup at CVS.
The drug plan will be as good as Trumpcare where
everyone would be covered with a better plan at a
lower cost, but it turns out that many people will
lose health care, many will see higher prices and the
long-range improvements of Obamacare will be
lost.
Allen Ahearn, Silver Spring
C OR R E C TI ON
The May 12 editorial “Forcing the issue for
‘dreamers’ ” incorrectly reported the number of
House Republicans who have signed a measure to
put bills to protect “dreamers” up for a floor vote. It
also misstated the number of additional Republicans necessary for the measure to pass. Eighteen
Republicans have signed the measure, and seven
more GOP signatures are needed.
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A president
who bullies
children
The drip, drip
dismantling
of Obamacare
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ow does President Trump act
when he feels on top of the
economic and diplomatic
world? As his influence solidifies within the GOP? As his poll
numbers tick upward?
If a recent Cabinet meeting tirade is
any indication, political security has
not translated into magnanimity. According to news reports, Trump spent
30 minutes dressing down his homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, for insufficient zeal in closing the
southern border to illegal immigrants.
One consistent source of tension between the two has been Trump’s desire
to use family separation as a deterrent
against illegal crossings.
Trump unbound is increasingly
impatient with the excessive humanity of some of his own staff. This is not
a problem he has, to be clear, with his
chief of staff. Asked if family separation was cruel and heartless, John F.
Kelly replied, “I wouldn’t put it quite
that way. The children will be taken
care of — put into foster care or
whatever. But the big point is they
elected to come illegally into the
United States.” He described the
family-separation policy as a “tough
deterrent.”
No, pulling crying children from
the arms of their parents is not
heartless at all. They will be taken care
of, “or whatever.” For Kelly and Trump,
the defining characteristic of these
migrants is their illegality, not their
personhood or their dignity. This is
the definition of dehumanization.
A few points. First, the debate over
a border wall is a policy matter. The
separation of children from their parents as a deterrent is a human rights
abuse. And the Trump administration,
at its highest levels, cannot tell the
difference.
As usual, Trump and his team are
operating in a complete vacuum of
historical knowledge. Family separation is not new to America. It was
essential to the practice of chattel
slavery. If enslaved people were truly
property, they could not also be husbands and wives, or constitute true
families. If those emotional and moral bonds were conceded as valid,
slavery’s whole structure of dehumanization would crumble. Which is
exactly why abolitionist Harriet
Beecher Stowe emphasized the cruel
separation of families in “Uncle Tom’s
Cabin.”
Inhuman immigration enforcement is not the moral or legal equivalent of slavery. But a nation with this
history should take particular care
when contemplating family separation as official policy. Few human
beings would treat other human beings in this manner. Which is exactly
why Trump and Kelly must present
“illegals” as lesser beings defined by
their criminality.
Second, if the deterrence of crime is
the only standard we employ in immigration enforcement, what is the limiting principle? Why stop at the separation of families? Why not put ablebodied illegal immigrant children to
work in salt mines? Why not plant
land mines at the border? Why not
strafe illegal immigrants from attack
helicopters?
The answer, of course, is that America, by definition, has a higher standard than legality. Our country’s most
basic commitment — and its limiting
principle — is universal human rights
and dignity. This does not prevent the
government from enforcing reasonable immigration laws. It does forbid
the government from inhumanity in
the enforcement of immigration laws.
And there is no definition of inhumanity that does not include the intentional separation of parents from their
children.
The fragmentation of families can
be a tragic byproduct of the criminaljustice system. Many American children must visit a parent in prison. But
if the breakup of families were proposed as a tough deterrent for crime —
as a policy and a punishment — it
would rightly be seen as a betrayal of
American values. As it would be at our
borders.
Third, Trump’s policy of family
separation illustrates the swift downward spiral of demagoguery. In 2012,
citizen Trump criticized Mitt Romney’s “crazy policy of self-deportation,
which was maniacal. It sounded as
bad as it was, and he lost all of the
Latino vote. . . . He lost everybody who
is inspired to come into this country.”
By his candidacy announcement tour
in 2015, Trump had discovered the
visceral appeal of presenting Mexican
immigrants as rapists and murderers.
Now he feels comfortable proposing
the punishment of children and the
purposeful destruction of immigrant
families as a deterrent. And he feels
comfortable because the Republican
Party has surrendered, step by step, to
his agenda of dehumanization.
Other American presidents have
used their accumulated political capital for humanitarian goals. Trump is a
leader who, as he grows politically
stronger, is using his power to attack
and exploit the weak and vulnerable.
America’s president is the bullier of
children.
michaelgerson@washpost.com
LEFT, OFFICE OF THE IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS; RIGHT, KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY VIA KNS/AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, in January; North Korea’s Kim Jong Un this month.
CHARLES LANE
One part Reagan, one part Kerry
T
here was a tense moment during the 2016 Republican primary debates when former
Florida governor Jeb Bush
challenged Donald Trump for saying
he would be “honored” to meet with
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
for disarmament talks.
“I can’t tell you how big a mistake I
think that is, to have bilateral talks
with North Korea. It’s precisely what
Kim . . . wants,” Bush lectured. “It will
mean that China no longer is involved
in convincing, along with us, for Kim
. . . to get rid of his weapons. It’s a big
mistake to do that.”
Trump was scornful in rebuttal,
seeming to confuse Jeb Bush with his
brother, the former president: “Just
because he says it can’t be done, that
you’d lose China, doesn’t mean it can’t
be done. I mean, this is the man who
said ‘There were weapons of mass
destruction,’ ‘mission accomplished,’
said we could fight the war on the
cheap — none of which were true. We
could have bilateral talks with Kim . . .
And we can get those weapons at the
same time as we get China.”
Don’t remember this? All right, I
admit: There was no such exchange in
2016. What you have just read is a
slightly adjusted transcript of the
Sept. 30, 2004, presidential debate,
except I substituted Jeb Bush for thenPresident George W. Bush, and Trump
for Democratic nominee John F. Kerry.
(The Kim in these quotations is Kim
Jong Il, father of the current dictator.)
It is instructive, though, to recall
how much Trump’s emerging approach to North Korea has in common
with the most dovish proposals that
have been floated over the years.
In 2004, Kerry said, “I want bilateral
talks which put all of the issues, from
the armistice of 1952, the economic
issues, the human rights issues, the
artillery disposal issues, the DMZ issues and the nuclear issues on the
table.”
That is a pretty fair description of
what Trump seems to be up to in 2018,
except he’s also hinting about a massive package of South Korean and U.S.
economic support for a non-nuclear
North Korea, including, Secretary of
State Mike Pompeo suggested on “Fox
News Sunday,” aid to “build the energy
grid” and even to “eat meat and have
healthy lives.”
Kerry’s views on such matters owed
much to the strain of Cold War policy
thinking that favored detente and
arms control with the Soviet Union, on
the assumption that Moscow was hostile to the United States but fundamentally rational, and, most important,
unlikely ever to change. Many members of the foreign policy establishment, Republicans and Democrats,
thought the best way to deal with
Moscow and its allies was, well, to deal
with them.
Reaganites, by contrast, felt that
arms-control agreements were no substitute for the radical internal political
change that alone could render the
Soviets less dangerous, and for which
the United States should strive, in part
by calling attention to Moscow’s human rights violations.
By playing down Kim Jong Un’s
human rights abuses while eschewing
regime change and offering the Pyongyang regime a “security guarantee,”
Trump implicitly embraced an updated detente-ist worldview.
Or did he? In Iran, by contrast,
Trump has overturned Kerry’s handiwork, the nuclear deal, despite the fact
that its intellectual assumptions were
eerily similar to those of Trump’s incipient approach to North Korea: tough
economic sanctions got the adversary’s attention, now it’s time to cut a
deal, and, finally, put old enmities
aside.
In the Iranian case, Trump is pure
Reaganite. He emphasizes that the
regime’s internal character has not
changed, and that it’s using an armscontrol process to buy space and time
for other forms of mischief, such as
terrorism, until it inevitably reneges
on nukes, too.
How reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan’s argument that the Soviets
had used negotiations with the Nixon,
Ford and Carter administrations as a
cover for adventurism in Africa and
Latin America, and cheated on the
treaties, to boot.
In contemporary conservative
ideology, President Barack Obama’s
Iran deal plays the same role — bogeyman — that President Jimmy Carter’s
SALT II nuclear-arms treaty with the
Soviets did in conservative ideology of
the 1970s. The difference is that today
Trump is scrapping the Iran deal
whereas Reagan, as president, quietly
continued to abide by SALT II, even
without Senate ratification.
Reagan did make grand armscontrol offers to the Soviets, but not
until Mikhail Gorbachev’s glasnost
and perestroika policies suggested to
him that the regime had fundamentally changed.
Leave it to Donald Trump to adopt
the foreign policy theories of both
Ronald Reagan and John Kerry, at the
same time, in their most extreme
formulations, and almost certainly unwittingly.
Now the whole world has reason to
ponder F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous
essay, “The Crack-up,” and its famous
dictum: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.”
lanec@washpost.com
How to crack the electoral code
BY
T
H UGH H EWITT
heodore White invented a genre
with his groundbreaking book
“The Making of the President,
1960,” and news junkies ever
since have eagerly awaited postmortems
from inside the operations of the various
Republican and Democrat presidential
campaigns. There have been 14 presidential elections since Kennedy-Nixon,
and each has generated its own raft of
books.
The 2016 election has had its yield.
The most comprehensive, in my view,
was Jonathan Allen’s and Amie Parnes’s
“Shattered”; the most intimate was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s
“What Happened,” a raw, emotion-filled
memoir that is as “inside” as any such
account can be.
What these dozens and dozens of
tomes have in common, though, is a
focus on the candidates and their teams.
The voters get their moments on stage,
of course, but they are like extras in a big
production, almost always presented as
slabs of demographic meat. Until now.
In a remarkable book and a remarkable bit of reporting, the focus has
turned to the voters who elected Donald
Trump president. On Sunday, The Post
published “Loyalty, unease in Trump’s
Midwest,” Dan Balz’ 15,000-word investigation into the Trump supporters of
the Upper Midwest. Balz’s piece arrived
at the same time as Salena Zito and Brad
Todd’s book “The Great Revolt,” subtitled
“Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping
American Politics.”
Both the lengthy Post article and the
comprehensive book dig deep into the
electoral earthquake of 2016, the seismic
shift that saw the Democrats’ vaunted
“blue wall” crumble as Trump piled up
unexpected electoral college wins in
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin, and a slightly less surprising
victory in Ohio, which was supported in
the Buckeye State by some stunning
county-by-county results. My home
county of Trumbull, Ohio, along the
Pennsylvania border, hadn’t gone for a
Republican since 1972, and it voted for
President Barack Obama by more than
60 percent in both of his elections. But it
went for Trump 49,024 to 43,014.
Balz, Zito and Todd seek the “why”
behind these big shifts. The answers are
as numerous as the millions of voters
who flipped from Obama to Trump, or
who voted for the former in the past but
stayed home in 2016, or who came out for
the first time in a long time for the latter.
No easy summation is possible, but read
both accounts back to back, as I did, and
one overarching theme emerges.
The Midwest is different from the
coasts and not because of race or money,
though the economic transformations
experienced in much of the region have
been sudden, varied and usually difficult. “Different” never used to mean
“divided,” however — but now increasingly it does.
The key theme is status — a fundamental conviction that elites of the big
four metropolitan powers of Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Manhattan and Washington wore a collective, fixed sneer
toward their lessers between the coasts.
Midwestern swing voters felt, to use the
cliche from sports, “disrespected.”
“Trump voters are acutely conscious
of the disdain in which they are held,”
Zito and Todd wrote, and the same
emotional current runs through Balz’s
reporting. That’s a profoundly bad dynamic for the country.
On my radio show last Friday, I spoke
with historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson about this deep divide. I
noted that there was an analogy in the
distant past: the “Social War” of the late
Roman Republic, also known as the
“Friends War” or “Allies War,” which
pitted the peoples of the Italian peninsula against the vast might and wealth
(and status) of Rome itself. Hanson
spoke to the similarities and the differences, the greatest of which, thank goodness, is that the ancient battle was a
blood feud and ours is a political struggle. But the similarity, too, is profound:
The center of wealth and power allowed
itself to become alienated from the much
larger geographical region on which it
depended.
The modern version of this struggle is
now deepening, driven in part by the
profit to be made by playing to the
10 percent on both the left and the right
ends of the voting spectrum, and even
more dangerously to the identitarianism
of the 0.1 percent of the far fringes. The
president and his fiercest opponents
hear most often and at the highest
decibels from these extremes. Balz, Zito
and Todd remind us that the vast legion
of surprise Trump voters are ordinary
Americans, most often nice, communityoriented stalwarts of church and town.
Neither party has paid much attention to
them for decades. Now, however, they
are the code to the next decade of
American politics. Read these reports if
you want to crack it.
Campaign gossip and tactics can be
interesting and even addictive. But the
real stories are in the voters and what
made them move so far, so fast between
2012 and 2016.
Hugh Hewitt, a Post contributing columnist,
hosts a nationally syndicated radio show and
is author of “The Fourth Way: The
Conservative Playbook for a Lasting GOP
Majority.”
his is what the start of a death spiral
looks like.
Three states have announced preliminary 2019 premium-rate requests
for Obamacare individual-market policies,
and the numbers don’t look good.
In Virginia, the first state out of the gate,
insurers requested hikes as high as 64.3 percent. Across all insurers, and weighted for
current enrollment, the average increase is
likely to be “only” 13.4 percent, according to
calculations from health-care analyst Charles
Gaba.
In Vermont, one of its marketplace insurers
requested an average 7.5 percent increase,
and the other a 10.9 percent average annual
rate increase.
In Maryland, insurers have also proposed
double-digit increases. There, price hikes
average 30 percent, with one plan penciling in
an astonishing 91.4 percent jump.
Again, these numbers are preliminary;
further negotiations with state regulators lie
ahead and could materially reduce what
premiums will look like in 2019. That is
especially true in Maryland, where the governor and state legislators are feverishly working to stabilize the market through a “reinsurance fund,” which would require a waiver
from the federal government.
Even so, the numbers are troubling. And
they’re a preview of what we should expect
nationwide, as more states announce premiums over the next few months.
It is not hard to see why prices might
spike. Thanks to Republican efforts to sabotage Obamacare, the pool of individualmarket enrollees is getting smaller and sicker
— and, as a result, much more expensive.
A formal Obamacare repeal famously
bombed last year, of course. Americans
stormed town halls and jammed lawmakers’
phone lines in the name of saving the Affordable Care Act. The once-toxic law received
a bump in popularity, and surpassed 50 percent favorability for the first time since
passage in 2010.
After many unsuccessful attempts at legislative “repeal and replace,” Republicans gave
up and moved on. Or so it seemed.
Behind the scenes, they quietly continued
their demolition project.
Perhaps most significant, the GOP tax law
passed in December repealed the individual
mandate. This freed healthy people to drop
their insurance plans without penalty. The
Congressional Budget Office has projected that eliminating the mandate alone will
increase individual-market premiums by
about 10 percent in most years over the next
decade, relative to prices with the mandate in
place.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration has
been working to make it easier for people to
buy insurance that doesn’t comply with
Obamacare’s consumer protections, such as
required coverage of prescription drugs and
mental-health care, or no bar to people with
preexisting conditions. The administration
has done this by pushing ahead with rules to
expand the availability of short-term health
insurance plans and association health plans.
Both types of plans can offer cheap but
bare-bones coverage — often, essentially, junk
insurance, which consumers don’t realize is
junk until their claims get denied.
Additionally, Trump officials made it harder
in general for people to enroll in Obamacarecompliant plans, for example, by shortening
the open enrollment period this past fall, and
reducing outreach and advertising.
Meaning that only people already supermotivated to purchase non-junk insurance
ended up enrolling.
The net effect of all these changes: Younger,
healthier and cheaper enrollees are getting
siphoned out of the Obamacare marketplace.
Older, sicker and more expensive people are
sticking around, because they actually need
coverage.
This pool of remaining enrollees raises
average costs for insurers, who then raise
premiums, which drives out additional relatively healthy people, which pushes premiums up further. And so on.
Or, as Maryland’s insurance commissioner,
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., put it in a call with
reporters: “I believe we’ve been in a death
spiral for a year or two.”
Maryland has already seen its marketplace
numbers plummet. In March 2017,
243,000 people enrolled in individual plans,
Redmer said; a year later, enrollment has
fallen to about 211,000.
The share of Americans overall who have
health insurance of any kind has
also been falling since President Trump took
office — and is expected to fall further, thanks
not only to individual-market sabotage but
also some states’ new restrictions on Medicaid eligibility.
What’s especially depressing about these
trends is that, before Republicans started
monkeying with things, it looked as though
the individual marketplaces were stabilizing.
“With insurers now mostly profitable in the
ACA individual insurance market, I would
have expected single-digit premium increases
for
2019
reflecting
health-cost
growth,” says Larry Levitt, senior vice president for health reform at the Kaiser Family
Foundation. “With repeal of the individual
mandate and expansion of short-term plans,
double-digit hikes are now likely.”
Such blatant public-policy malpractice
should come with consequences. But what all
this means for the coming midterm elections
remains an open question. As a share of the
total insurance market, the individual markets are small. Most exchange enrollees will
be shielded from premium increases thanks
to income-based subsidies, and despite Democratic fever dreams, voters don’t seem all
that motivated by health care.
Still, it couldn’t hurt Republicans to actually try to get this stuff right.
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Ruling is seen as a ‘new frontier for professional sports’
BETTING FROM A1
hodgepodge of state regulations
to deal with, for one thing, as well
as a threat to the integrity of their
sports if the explosion of gambling
leads to scandal.
“The last thing the NCAA wants
is anything that might lead to
another point-shaving scandal
like the one it experienced in 1951,”
Charles Clotfelter, a Duke University professor of economics and
law who has written about sports
and universities, wrote in a statement. He was referring to a college
basketball gambling scandal.
“The college sports business
model depends on fans believing that unpaid players are motivated by the purest of competitive motives.”
The court’s 6-to-3 decision
struck down the Professional and
Amateur Sports Protection Act
(PASPA), which Congress passed
in the early 1990s to protect the
integrity of sports, according to its
sponsors. Only Nevada’s sports
wagering industry was protected,
and the measure said it was unlawful for other states to authorize
such gambling.
But the court’s majority Monday said that violated states’ rights
to make their own decisions,
when Congress has not passed
legislation to regulate an activity.
“The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not
ours to make,” Justice Samuel A.
Alito Jr. — coincidentally, the
court’s preeminent baseball fan —
wrote for the majority.
“Congress can regulate sports
gambling directly, but if it elects
not to do so, each state is free to act
on its own.”
The majority’s rationale — that
Congress may not commandeer
states to “enact or enforce a federal regulatory program,” in Alito’s
words — could resonate in other
areas. Immigration laws and marijuana restrictions were issues
raised in oral arguments.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg
and Sonia Sotomayor said the
court majority “wields an ax” to
strike down the law when a scalpel
could have done the work.
Ginsburg said there is no doubt
“that Congress has power to regulate gambling on a nationwide
basis, authority Congress exercised in PASPA.” Justice Stephen
G. Breyer agreed with them in
part, though he also agreed with
the majority that Congress exceeded its power in part of the law.
The gambling industry was excited by the decision.
“Today’s ruling makes it possible for states and sovereign tribal
nations to give Americans what
they want: an open, transparent,
and responsible market for sports
betting,” American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman
said in a statement.
“Through smart, efficient regulation this new market will protect consumers, preserve the integrity of the games we love, empower law enforcement to fight
illegal gambling, and generate
new revenue for states, sporting
bodies, broadcasters and many
others,” he added.
The reaction from the National
Football League was typical of
those from sports organizations.
“Congress has long-recognized
the potential harms posed by
sports betting to the integrity of
sporting contests and the public
confidence in these events,” the
league said in a statement, calling
on lawmakers to pass a uniform
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In March, a Las Vegas gambling venue featured the NCAA college basketball tournament. Until
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, Nevada was the only state where live sports betting was allowed.
national standard for sports betting. “We also will work closely
with our clubs to ensure that any
state efforts that move forward in
the meantime protect our fans
and the integrity of our game.”
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)
said he intends to file federal legislation soon, warning that the
court’s decision could unleash
“uneven enforcement and a
patchwork race to the regulatory
bottom.”
Still, after oral arguments revealed a majority of the justices to
be skeptical of the law, the sports
leagues began planning for such a
decision. National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam
Silver has floated the idea of his
league taking a cut of the betting.
Leonsis said betting is a natural
outgrowth of the “data analytics”
that motivate fans as well as
sports organizations. Polls show
that a majority of Americans support legal sports betting.
A report by the gaming industry suggested that up to 15 million
Americans are active illegal bettors, Leonsis wrote in a blog post.
“The appetite for sports betting is
there, and now, instead of offshore
bookmakers reaping the benefits,
we have a pathway to bring this
revenue into the US economy.”
New Jersey for years has tried
to breathe new life into its trou-
bled casinos and racetracks by
authorizing sports betting at the
facilities. PASPA allowed live betting on sports events only at facilities in Nevada, while a handful of
other states have sports lotteries.
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) was a leader of the effort to authorize sports
betting in his state. Current Gov.
Phil Murphy (D) has continued
the fight.
“I am thrilled to see the Supreme Court finally side with New
Jersey and strike down the arbitrary ban on sports betting imposed by Congress decades ago,”
Murphy said.
New Jersey voters in 2011 ap-
proved a referendum proposal to
allow sports betting. Christie
signed a law authorizing it and
dared the federal government to
“try to stop us.”
Courts did. They said New Jersey’s law violated a section of PASPA that forbids states to license
and authorize sports betting. The
Supreme Court decided not to review that ruling.
New Jersey tried a different tactic, taking advantage of a passing
comment from the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Although the state could not authorize sports betting, the court said,
nothing in the federal law prevented the state from repealing
statutes that imposed criminal
penalties on the practice.
So New Jersey tried that,
but lower courts said the state’s
intention was the same prohibited activity.
Alito issued a strong statement
objecting to the way Congress
tried to outlaw sports betting —
not by directly confronting the
issue but by keeping states from
passing laws authorizing such
betting or getting rid of laws that
prohibited it.
That violated states’ constitutional protections against being
“commandeered” by Congress to
do something, Alito said.
“It is as if federal officers were
installed in state legislative chambers and were armed with the
authority to stop legislators from
voting on any offending proposals,” he wrote. “A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not
easy to imagine.”
The case is Murphy v. NCAA.
robert.barnes@washpost.com
Adam Kilgore and Rick Maese
contributed to this report.
Lawyer may not concede guilt if defendant objects, Supreme Court rules
BY
R OBERT B ARNES
A lawyer cannot tell a jury that
his client is guilty without the
defendant’s consent, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, no
matter whether the evidence of
guilt is overwhelming or that it
would be a good legal strategy.
Such a decision belongs to the
accused alone, the court ruled in
a 6-to-3 decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“With individual liberty —
and, in capital cases, life — at
stake, it is the defendant’s prerogative, not counsel’s, to decide
on the objective of his defense: to
admit guilt in the hope of gaining mercy at the sentencing
stage, or to maintain his innocence, leaving it to the state to
prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” Ginsburg wrote.
Robert L. McCoy, convicted of
killing three members of his
estranged wife’s family, will get a
new trial.
Despite McCoy’s order to
maintain his innocence, McCoy’s
lawyer Larry English told the
jury in 2011 that McCoy had
committed the murders. His
hope was that being frank might
convince the jury to convict Mc-
Coy of something less than firstdegree murder and spare him
from the death penalty in the
sentencing phase of his trial
Ginsburg conceded that English faced a tough decision: “He
had an unruly client and faced a
strong government case.”
McCoy was convicted of killing his estranged wife’s mother,
stepfather and son in 2008
after she had left him and gone
into protective custody. Each of
the victims was shot at close
range.
In a 911 call, McCoy’s motherin-law, Christine Colston Young,
could be heard screaming: “She
ain’t here, Robert! I don’t know
where she is! The detectives have
her!” A gunshot was then heard
on the 911 tape, and the call was
disconnected.
A car later found to be McCoy’s
was seen leaving the area, and
police officers discovered in the
abandoned vehicle the phone
that Young had used. McCoy was
arrested in Idaho after hitchhiking rides from truckers. The gun
used in the killings was found
with him. In custody, McCoy
tried to hang himself.
Still, Ginsburg wrote: “But
McCoy insistently maintained: ‘I
did not murder my family.’ Once
he communicated that to court
and counsel, strenuously objecting to English’s proposed strategy, a concession of guilt should
have been off the table.”
Even if facing certain conviction, Ginsburg wrote, a defendant might still decide to take his
chances, thinking that execution
might be better than life in
prison, or avoid “the opprobrium
that comes with admitting he
killed family members.”
The Louisiana Supreme Court
had referred to that decision in
refusing McCoy’s request for a
new trial.
Ginsburg was joined by Chief
Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and
Justices Anthony M. Kennedy,
Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
wrote a dissent, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil
M. Gorsuch.
He said the majority had dis-
“It is the defendant’s prerogative, not counsel’s,
to decide on the objective of his defense.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in McCoy v. Louisiana
Ginsburg distinguished McCoy’s case from one the court
decided in 2004, in which Ginsburg also wrote the majority
opinion. In Florida v. Nixon, the
court said it did not violate an
inmate’s right to competent
counsel when a lawyer conceded
a client’s guilt at trial.
In that case, the defendant
was informed of the lawyer’s
strategy, and refused to either
consent or object to it.
torted the facts of the case.
English acknowledged his client
killed the family members, but
argued he did not commit firstdegree murder because he lacked
the intent required of the crime.
“So the court’s newly discovered fundamental right simply
does not apply to the real facts of
this case,” Alito wrote.
He also said the circumstances
of McCoy’s case were rare, like a
“plant that blooms every decade
or so.”
But Ginsburg noted that three
other state supreme courts had
dealt with the issue in the past
20 years; Louisiana’s was the
first to ratify the lawyer’s actions.
The case is McCoy v. Louisiana.
Rental-car drivers’ rights
The court ruled unanimously
Monday that a driver of a rental
car does not give up his right to
object to a police search just
because his name is not on the
rental agreement as an authorized driver.
Such a driver still has a reasonable expectation of privacy,
wrote Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
But Terrence Byrd’s legal troubles are not over, as Kennedy
explained.
In 2004, Byrd waited outside a
Budget car rental facility in New
Jersey in 2014 while his friend
Latasha Reed rented a Ford Fusion. Outside, she gave the keys
to Byrd.
Later that afternoon, he was
pulled over by a trooper suspicious of Byrd’s careful driving
and the fact he was in a rental
car. Byrd was visibly nervous as
the trooper questioned him, and
then a check of the car’s plates
turned up that it was rented by
Reed and that Byrd was not
listed as an authorized driver.
Because of that, the trooper said,
Byrd could not object to a search.
In the trunk, the trooper
found body armor and 49 bricks
of heroin.
At trial, Byrd entered a conditional guilty plea to the resulting
charges, while reserving the
right to appeal the decision that
he could not suppress the evidence as the result of an illegal
search.
Kennedy said the lower courts
were wrong to say that Byrd had
no expectation of privacy because he was not listed on the
rental agreement.
But the court sent back Byrd’s
case to decide two other questions. If Byrd’s scheme to get the
rental car was fraudulent, the
court said, he may have no more
right to object to a search “than a
car thief.” It may also be that the
troopers had probable cause to
search the car because of Byrd’s
actions, which would have made
Byrd’s objection immaterial.
The case is Byrd v. U.S.
robert.barnes@washpost.com
Illinois governor wants state to revive death penalty, banned since 2011
BY
M ARK B ERMAN
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on
Monday called for reviving the
death penalty in his state, which
banned the practice in 2011 and
has not carried out an execution
in nearly two decades.
Rauner’s proposal breaks with
recent history, which has seen
Illinois among several states that
have shifted away from capital
punishment by freezing or outright abolishing the practice. In
his announcement, Rauner said
the death penalty should be reinstated for mass murderers or people who kill members of law enforcement.
“Individuals who commit mass
murder, individuals who choose
to murder a law enforcement officer, they deserve to have their life
taken,” Rauner, a Republican who
took office in 2015 and is up for
reelection this year, said at a news
conference. “They deserve that.”
Nineteen states have abolished
the death penalty, and Illinois is
among the seven that have done
so since 2007, according to the
Death Penalty Information Center, which tracks capital punishment. Four other states have had
moratoriums imposed by their
governors during the same period, which has seen a nationwide
decline in both death sentences
and executions.
Nebraska recently came close
to abolishing the death penalty
before reversing course. Lawmakers there passed a bill banning the death penalty in 2015,
but opponents pushed the issue
onto the ballot in 2016 as a referendum, and Nebraskans voted to
keep capital punishment in place.
Illinois banned its death penalty in 2011, but the state had halted
executions long before that. In
2000, then-Gov. George Ryan (R)
declared a moratorium and decried the death penalty as “fraught
with error.” He then commuted all
of the state’s death sentences in
2003, an unprecedented move.
One of his successors, Pat
Quinn (D), signed legislation that
abolished the death penalty entirely in 2011. He also pointed to
the risks of executing a potentially innocent person, saying: “If the
system can’t be guaranteed, 100percent error-free, then we
shouldn’t have the system.”
Public support for the death
penalty has been declining for
years. A Gallup poll found that
55 percent of Americans supported
the practice last year, down from
80 percent in the mid-1990s. In
2015, a Pew Research Center poll
found that 7 in 10 Americans believed there was some risk that an
innocent person could be put to
death — a feeling that was shared
by majorities of those who supported and opposed the death penalty alike.
Most Americans support the
death penalty. They also agree
that an innocent person might get
put to death.
Rauner on Monday alluded to
the concerns his predecessors
had regarding innocent people
being sentenced to death at trial.
His office said defendants in
death penalty cases would have to
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Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), center, addresses reporters May 8 outside his office with state Senate Minority
Leader Bill Brady (R), left, and House Minority Leader James B. Durkin (R) in Springfield, Ill.
be convicted by juries “beyond all
doubt,” rather than the “beyond a
reasonable doubt” standard more
commonly seen in criminal trials.
In his announcement, Rauner
pointed to people “caught in the
act” or people committing crimes
with “multiple witnesses and
they’re fleeing the act.”
“There are plenty of cases
where there’s no doubt who’s
guilty,” Rauner said at his news
conference. “And they deserve to
give up their life when they take
the life of a police officer, our
heroes, or they take the life of
many people. That is just so atrocious, so evil, that they deserve to
give up their life.”
Rauner’s proposal calls for creating a homicide category called
“death penalty murder” for people who kill law enforcement officers and mass killers, defined as
those who kill “two or more people without lawful justification,”
according to his office.
The proposal was made as part
of Rauner’s response to a guncontrol bill. He also called for an
extended waiting period for any
gun purchases, advocated that
restraining orders be used to “disarm dangerous individuals” and
asked for judges and prosecutors
to have to explain reduced charges in plea deals reached in gun
cases.
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D),
the House majority leader, dismissed Rauner's call to reinstate
the death penalty with a brief
statement Monday.
“On its merits, the governor's
proposal is a terrible idea,” she
said.
Illinois Senate President John
J. Cullerton (D) also was critical,
noting that prior issues with capital punishment prompted lawmakers to abolish it years earlier.
“The death penalty should never be used as a political tool to
advance one’s agenda,” Cullerton
said in a statement. “Doing so is in
large part why we had so many
problems and overturned convictions. That’s why we had bipartisan support to abolish capital
punishment. I’ve seen nothing
from today’s announcement to
suggest that lesson has been
learned.”
Republican legislators, meanwhile, backed Rauner’s idea. Bill
Brady, the Illinois Senate Republican leader, said “reinstating society’s most serious penalty for
the most serious of violent
crimes, with the proper safeguards, is an appropriate response to the horrific violence we
have witnessed far too often in
recent times.”
James B. Durkin, the Illinois
House Republican leader, said in
a statement: “Allowing a prosecutor the option to seek the death
penalty in the most horrific and
brutal of crimes should be the law
of Illinois and sends a message
that we support those who wear
the badge.”
mark.berman@washpost.com
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Alexandria’s police chief has
abruptly demoted all four of his
deputies in recent months in a
shake-up that has exposed some
deep rifts in the department.
Chief Michael L. Brown, who
took over in January 2017, said the
radical change was needed to repair a police force that suffered
from poor communication and inefficiencies.
“This is not a matter of any
angst or animosity between me
and the deputy chiefs,” he said in
an interview. “This was trying to
do the best for the organization.”
Interviews with more than a
half-dozen current and former
members of the department suggest that the changes were driven
by disagreement between the
chief and his command staff over
how strictly to discipline the rank
and file.
Defenders of the chief say he
was working to fix a department
where discipline was heavy-handed and morale low. But critics say
the moves were part of a campaign
by Brown to undermine command
staff on the force, and they worry it
could have a dangerous effect on
accountability.
In the city of 150,000 just outside Washington, crime is low and
trust in the police is high. But the
internal disputes reflect a tension
police departments across the
country face — how to balance
keeping police officers happy with
keeping them in line.
Brown initially told the police
department and city officials that
the command staff changes were
recommended in a study of the
department conducted by the International Association of Chiefs
of Police in 2016. But the study by
the Alexandria-based IACP, which
works with departments across
the country, made no mention of
cutting or reorganizing command
staff; it was focused on patrol issues.
“We obviously didn’t see this
coming,” said Michael Kochis,
president of the commanders
union. “In my opinion, I don’t feel
the city followed its own policies.”
Several former and current police department staffers who
spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal department
issues said they believe disagreements over discipline were at the
core of Brown’s staffing changes.
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TOP: Johnna and Cameron French watch as the lights alternate between
blue and pink on the Capital Wheel at National Harbor. The lights stayed
on pink, revealing that they will be having a girl. ABOVE: Johnna gets a
congratulatory hug at the reveal party set up for family and friends.
Guests gathered at the Flight Deck bar beneath the wheel among blue
and pink balloons, gift bags and snacks. As guests arrived, they chose
blue or pink stickers to wear, signaling their hopes for the couple.
He wanted a
motorcade for the
wedding. A huge one.
She was good
without one, thanks.
They compromised
Petula
on four black SUVs.
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So when it came
time for the next big
life milestone, Cameron French, 34, a
car guy since he was a 6-year-old in
Philadelphia begging his mom to go to
NASCAR races, decided he was going
to try again to go big.
“The burnout, it’s pink or blue!” he
explained to his wife, Johnna French,
35, a couple of months into their
pregnancy.
Even before the Southwest
Washington couple were expecting,
Cameron bookmarked the YouTube
video showing special tire treatments
that produce a spectacular blue or
pink cloud when the driver floors the
gas while keeping the parking break
on, drag-racing style.
That, he decided, would be the
ultimate gender reveal.
Maybe you’re unfamiliar with this
thing, a gender reveal. It’s a relatively
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Christopher W. Snyder, the federally licensed gun dealer who
fatally shot three people in a
neighbor’s house in suburban
Maryland last week, was investigated by police in 2014 after his
then-girlfriend told police he had
placed a pistol to her head and
threatened to kill her, according
to four law enforcement officials
with direct knowledge of the incident.
Montgomery County investigators in the 2014 event learned that
Snyder had more than 60 guns
registered to him in his home,
most military-style rifles, according to the officials. They staked
out his home, followed him as he
drove and pulled him over, and he
was charged with first-degree assault, using a gun in a felony and
reckless endangerment.
County prosecutors dropped
the case, according to the officials, because the accusing woman later said she would not testify
against Snyder. Efforts to reach
her over the past several days —
by phone and via Facebook —
were unsuccessful.
Montgomery County Police
Chief J. Thomas Manger confirmed Monday night that his
investigators had charged Snyder
in the 2014 domestic violence
case. After the case was dropped,
Snyder sent emails to Manger,
complaining that detectives had
treated him unfairly and should
not have believed his girlfriend.
Manger said Monday that he
and others in his department
looked into Snyder’s complaints
at the time and found them to be
without merit.
“There was a real arrogant
tone to his emails,” Manger recalled. “He was obsessed about
this.”
The old case came into play
indirectly last week when police
knew to be wary of a weapons
cache after being called on May 7
to the cul-de-sac where Snyder
was staying with his wife. She had
run to a neighbor’s house seeking
help, claiming Snyder had been
holding her captive over the
weekend after an argument.
Snyder, 41, pursued her into
the home and shot and killed a
neighbor, a visitor and a workman, who by later accounts had
tried to help his wife. She and two
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Kamenetz running mate Fla. shooting suspect’s brother relocates to Va.
may move up on ticket But firm moving teen to
Valerie Ervin weighs
jump into crowded race
to challenge Hogan
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P AUL S CHWARTZMAN
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The potential for a new gubernatorial candidate in Maryland’s
Democratic primary is adding another wrinkle of uncertainty to the
crowded competition to challenge
Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
The unexpected death last week
of Baltimore County Executive
Kevin Kamenetz has created an
opportunity for his running mate,
Valerie Ervin, to join a field in
which six candidates are already
running.
Ervin, who was the first black
woman elected to the Montgom-
ery County Council, has until
Thursday to decide whether to
dissolve the campaign, choose to
run with a new candidate for governor or run for the position herself.
On Monday, Donna F. Edwards,
a former Democratic Maryland
congresswoman who is an Ervin
confidante, used Twitter to promote her friend’s potential candidacy, writing that she “should pick
up where [Kamenetz] left off.”
“There’s no one better to carry
on Kevin’s legacy,” tweeted Edwards, who is running for county
executive in Prince George’s County. “It’s her time to lead Maryland
and I am all in, if she is all in.”
Ervin, who met with Edwards
on Friday after Kamenetz’s funeral, has not indicated whether she
would place herself at the top of
the ticket. A Democratic Party official, speaking on the condition of
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Staunton for job faces
several investigations
BY
M ICHAEL E . M ILLER
Dressed in a slim gray suit,
Zachary Cruz took the stand in a
Florida courtroom last week to
ask for a second chance.
A few weeks after his brother,
Nikolas Cruz, allegedly killed 17
people at Marjory Stoneman
Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Zachary Cruz had been
arrested for trespassing at the
same school. Then the 18-yearold was arrested again this
month for violating probation.
On Friday, Cruz asked a Broward County judge to transfer
his probation case to Virginia,
where a company had offered the
teen free housing, a job and a
fresh start.
AMY BETH BENNETT/SUN SENTINEL/REUTERS
Nexus Services chief executive Mike Donovan hugs Zachary Cruz
after a Florida judge cleared the way for Cruz to move to Virginia.
It “seems to be a wonderful
opportunity,” Judge Melinda
Brown said to him. “I’m not
going to stop you. I’m going to
send you to Virginia.”
After the hearing, a smiling
Cruz stood next to the company’s
chief executive, Mike Donovan,
and told a throng of reporters,“I’m looking forward to starting a new life there.”
Unmentioned during the
hour-long hearing, however, was
that the company sponsoring
Cruz has been accused of preying
on undocumented immigrants
and is under investigation by a
federal agency and three states
for its business practices.
Libre by Nexus — an immigration bond services company —
and its parent company Nexus
Services are the subjects of
probes by the federal Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau as
well as attorneys general in Virginia, New York and Washington
state.
Reached by The Washington
Post, neither prosecutors nor
Cruz’s attorney said they were
aware that Nexus is under investigation. Both said the investigations could have had an impact
on the hearing.
“Might I have mentioned it?
Maybe,” said Broward prosecutor
Sarahnell Murphy, who did raise
questions during the hearing
about the company and Cruz’s
new living arrangement. “This
move is not without trepidation
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on my part.”
“I think it might have made
the court a little more curious
about the company,” said Cruz’s
attorney, Mark Lowry.
The judge declined to comment.
Nexus said it got involved in
the case not to seek publicity but
to help Cruz.
Donovan, the company said in
a statement, “has funded and
supported hundreds of humanrights cases. We would be delighted if the media would cover
them all, since shining the light
on injustice is often the best way
to end it.”
Libre by Nexus helps post
bond for people being held in
immigration detention centers
while they wait for their cases to
be heard in backlogged courts.
In exchange for their freedom,
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A Libre by Nexus call center in Virginia, seen in 2016.
immigrants
sign
contracts
promising to pay Libre about
$420 per month while wearing
the company’s GPS ankle devices.
The contracts have been the
subject of lawsuits and allegations of fraud by immigrants
who say they did not understand
them. Libre by Nexus has vigorously denied wrongdoing, saying its contracts are transparent
and preferable to people remaining behind bars.
Over the past year, as inquiries into the company have
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gained steam, Nexus and Donovan have increasingly inserted
themselves into high-profile
news events around the country.
In August, the company’s legal-aid branch, Nexus Caridades, filed a federal lawsuit
against a Tennessee judge who
offered defendants shorter jail
sentences if they were sterilized.
The judge was “playing God,”
Donovan said at a news conference in Nashville.
Then Nexus Caridades sued
Charlottesville and its police
chief for failing to prevent vio-
lent clashes between white supremacist protesters and counterprotesters.
“What happened in the city
should not happen in a modern
American city,” Donovan said on
Sept. 1, standing at a Nexus
podium in front of a statue of
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The proposed removal of the
statue had sparked a “Unite the
Right” rally that led to the
violence.
Last month, Nexus attorneys
sued Virginia Tech on behalf of
Yunsong Zhao, a 19-year-old student from China arrested in
January on weapons charges.
Local media reported that Zhao
had an assault rifle and tried to
purchase thousands of rounds of
ammunition. Nexus attorneys
said the school violated his constitutional rights.
The company said Donovan,
who has a criminal record for
writing bad checks, wanted to
help Cruz because no one was
there to help him when he was in
trouble.
Lowry said he was contacted
by Donovan early on May 2 and
hired to represent Cruz, who had
already pleaded no contest to
misdemeanor trespassing at
Stoneman Douglas — where he
said he had come to “reflect” on
what his brother had done — but
then had violated his probation
by driving without a license.
The next day, Donovan held a
news conference in Florida to
announce a federal lawsuit
against Broward officials. He
accused jailers of “torturing”
Cruz using “sleep-deprivation
tactics we wouldn’t tolerate on
the battlefield.”
The lawsuit also targeted a
judge who gave Cruz a $500,000
bond, which Nexus called “clearly excessive.”
In a motion filed Thursday,
Lowry asked Brown, the judge,
to let Cruz move to Staunton,
Va., 100 miles west of Richmond,
where Nexus had a house and a
$13-an-hour handyman position
waiting for him.
“Mr. Cruz thus has an incredible opportunity to restart his
young life in a fresh location
where the stigma of his brother’s
alleged actions will not isolate
him from the world,” Lowry
wrote in his motion.
During Friday’s hearing, Terry
Ann Johnson, a Nexus official,
said she would personally ensure that Cruz goes to work,
attends therapy and checks in
with his probation officer.
“He has to report to me every
day,” she testified. “I’ll probably
see him every day.”
“I’m holding you responsible,”
Brown told her.
Murphy said she was assured
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that Johnson — not Donovan —
would be in charge of Cruz’s
second chance.
Although she said the ongoing
investigations into Nexus were
of concern, she said they probably wouldn’t have precluded
the company from sponsoring
Cruz.
“The situation was that either
this individual would be homeless in Broward County, which
makes monitoring him next to
impossible, or he would go with
this woman who, although employed by this company, has no
criminal background,” she said.
“There you go. Those are the
choices.”
Lowry also said he thought
Virginia was the best option. He
said he thought Nexus was “trying to do the right thing and not
just out for personal gain.”
On Sunday, Donovan drove
Cruz to a pet hotel to pick up his
two dogs before driving to Virginia. Television cameras were
waiting for them.
“I think getting him to a new
place where he can come out of
the shadow of his brother’s heinous acts and get an opportunity
for a fresh start is really important,” Donovan said while wearing a Nexus shirt.
“We’re excited to get him
home.”
michael.miller@washpost.com
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Thunderstorms lash commuters; power cut in Northern Va.
onto an ambulance” that had
brought emergency personnel to
tend to a neighbor. No injuries
were reported.
From the safety of their homes,
many Washington-area residents
marveled at the atmospheric dra-
ma of the onrushing clouds that
turned skies suddenly dark, but
in places gave the skies a weirdly
greenish tinge.
“Rarely have I seen a sky look
blue-green,” read a social-media
posting.
“A merry apocalypse to YOU,”
read someone else’s posting, accompanied by a photo of black
clouds that were eerily bounded
by a strip of far-off brightness in
the skies over the Glover Park
neighborhood of Northwest
Washington.
At Dulles International Airport, 1.68 inches of rain fell
between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. At
Reagan National Airport, the figure was 1.37 inches.
Its pelting intensity curbed
visibility and soaked those area
residents who somehow missed
the forecasts that had circulated
through the day.
One man posted a selfie that
showed him wearing a shirt covered with dark blotches left by
raindrops. “I beat the storm,” he
wrote. “Mostly.”
Gina Eosco sent a text message
to her aunt, who lives in the
Dunn Loring area, telling her to
avoid windows. Her aunt, she
said, got it in time to avoid injury
when the window blew in.
One of the many who traveled
the area’s inundated roads was a
reporter in President Trump’s
motorcade, which returned to
the White House from Bethesda.
“Skies were scarily dark, and
wind gusts knocked our topheavy van around a bit,” reporter
Steven Portnoy wrote.
After the rain set in, he said,
the vehicles “pushed through
heavy standing water” on the
George Washington Memorial
Parkway.
For a time at least, water
seemed to be everywhere.
In North Arlington, according
to a report made to the National
prenatal care showed a scratchy
black-and-white image that
looked like an old TV when the
rabbit ears fell over and the
poltergeist was trying to talk to
you. You had to believe the techs
when they showed you the thing
that looked like a paramecium in
a bio lab and said it’s a boy.
And before those started
showing up in the late 1980s and
early 1990s, the gender reveal
happened, well, at birth. Surprise!
But these new 4-D machines
were clear, distinct and showed
you a baby that looked like a sepia
clay doll. The entire family
walked through the baby
boutique toward the room with
the ultrasound and cooed at the
adorable girls’ clothes. My son
was 2. I badly wanted a girl. “It’s a
boy!” the tech announced.
I cried.
I know, I know. I love my sons,
couldn’t imagine having anyone
other than them. I was meant to
have boys, and I am so lucky to
have them. But, well, just being
honest.
Gender-reveal parties have
become as ubiquitous as baby
showers. It is a curious time for
such a trend, when the emerging
public lives of transgender
Americans are bringing the
question of gender fluidity into
the public conversation.
And also when the stereotypes
of blue and pink — let alone
gender-reveal party themes like
“Tractors or Tutus?” or
“Touchdowns or Tiaras?” — are at
long last being challenged.
(Remember last year’s Michigan
homecoming queen who was also
a football player?)
But gender-reveal bashes are
irresistible. There are
compilations of the most
outrageous spectacles —
shattering open a plastic baseball
full of blue powder or unsealing a
cardboard box, unleashing a
cloud of pink balloons. Just last
month, Bill Murray cracked open
a teed-up golf ball filled with
colored powder for a couple at a
Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity
Golf Tournament in Florida.
And there are the genderreveal fails — the piñata filled
with blue or pink confetti that
doesn’t open (rookie mistake,
every parent knows they are
fickle); the baseball that doesn’t
shatter but flies off the bat into
the wife’s face; the big sister-to-be
who bawls at the news of a
brother; the car that fishtails
toward the crowd during a
burnout.
That brings us back to
Cameron and Johnna.
Not long after the happy news
that the Washington power
couple (he’s a former campaign
guy, Obama administration
communications official and
currently a director at PR giant
Burson-Marsteller; she’s a senior
lawyer at U.S. Customs and
Border Protection as well as a
food blogger who is often on TV
and has tested recipes for The
Washington Post) were pregnant,
Cameron brought out the old
bookmarked video to begin his
latest campaign — the genderreveal burnout.
(Deadpan look from Johnna).
“She wasn’t as receptive to the
idea as I thought she would be,”
Cameron said at a recent dinner
party, explaining the evolution of
their ultimate gender-reveal on
Friday night.
“We live in D.C., where there’s
barely room to parallel park,” she
said. “It’s not like we live in
Oklahoma or something.”
So with Johnna’s quite
reasonable veto, like any mature
man and future father would do,
Cameron went to his mom.
“I thought my mother would be
the one, that I could count on her
support,” he said.
Robin Coward-Knight, a firsttime grandma-to-be who raised a
boy, was raised with boys and
unabashedly wants a girl,
described her reaction.
“I asked him, ‘What did Johnna
say?’ ” she said. “And when he told
me that she wasn’t feeling it, I
told him he had his answer.”
“And then I went to look it up
online. It was dangerous!”
Coward-Knight said. “There was
this one guy who nearly killed the
whole family when he lost control
of the car.”
Cameron relented.
“I had taken that one as far as I
could.”
So they decided on a nice
dinner at one of the restaurants at
National Harbor in suburban
Maryland. Fine view, unlimited
food, and they’d just do the cake
thing, pink or blue.
As they were calling around,
pricing it out, someone told them
that for a lot less than a nice
family dinner, they could pay to
turn the giant Ferris wheel at the
harbor any color they wanted.
Like pink. Or blue.
Bingo!
Cameron would get a wheel,
after all.
Turned out the folks at the
Capital Wheel are pros at this.
And they worked with the
couple to keep it a secret — even
from Cameron and Johnna.
When their doctor knew for
certain the sex of their baby, they
had the result sealed in an
envelope. Cameron picked up the
sealed envelope and — quickly,
before he had a weak moment —
turned it over to a trusted
colleague.
“It has to be someone you trust.
But they can’t be too close,”
Johnna said. “Because a close
friend might drop hints or
something.”
The colleague made the
connection with the people at
Capital Wheel and told them the
color to shine at 8:45 p.m. Friday.
At sunset, friends began to
gather on the waterfront. On the
Flight Deck bar beneath the
wheel were blue and pink
balloons, gift bags and light hors
d’oeuvres. As guests arrived, they
picked blue or pink stickers to
wear, signaling their hopes for the
couple.
Cameron said he really doesn’t
care. He wants a healthy baby.
And yes, he’s a car guy, but —
Trees hit cars, roads
flooded and residents
marveled at eerie skies
BY
M ARTIN W EIL
A ferocious storm, a menacing
atmospheric concoction of fierce
winds, heavy rain and stabs of
lightning, swept across the
Washington region Monday evening, flooding roads, knocking
down trees, and cutting off power to tens of thousands of homes
and businesses.
At least one person was seriously injured when lightning
caused a house fire in Frederick
County, Md., authorities said.
At Dulles International Airport, warnings caused hundreds
of people to cram themselves
into a tunnel out of concern that
high winds could smash the terminal’s glass walls. Winds broke
a window in an apartment in the
Dunn Loring area of Fairfax
County, but no injury was reported.
Trees toppled. They fell onto
roads, blocking traffic, and onto
at least two cars, both in Northern Virginia. Waters rose and
disabled automobiles.
In Northeast Washington,
Walter Deleon said “a tree fell
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revealing
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recent insta-tradition that’s
tempting to mock for its
millennial look-at-us, over-thetop revelry.
Gender-reveal parties are the
public unveiling of the sex of an
expecting couple’s baby, done in
increasingly spectacular ways.
Social media archaeology shows
us that a couple uploaded a video
from a gender-reveal party in
2008, where friends and family
gathered as they cut into a white
cake that was pink on the inside.
“It’s a girl!”
I believe I inadvertently held
one of the first gender-reveal
parties when I was pregnant with
my second child in 2006. The
whole family was in one place for
a grandma’s 60th birthday party,
and I found a baby boutique in
the area that had the hottest
thing in pregnancy at the time —
a 4-D ultrasound machine.
For about 20 years, the
ultrasounds that were part of
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A security guard runs through the rain in the parking lot at the Kennedy Center on Monday. The storm
curbed visibility, and lightning caused fires in Frederick and Montgomery counties.
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Weather Service, an area flooded
near 22nd and Harrison streets.
Water rose above the curb, and
trash cans went floating down
the street like boats in a current.
Trees fell, such as the one that
blocked southbound lanes of
Route 15 near Route 29 in the
Gainesville area of Prince William County, and the one that
pierced an automobile windshield on Route 7 in the Vienna
area of Fairfax County.
For many, the flashes of lightning served as spectacle.
But they also caused fires.
Besides the one in Frederick
County, lightning was blamed for
a fire on Holly Avenue in the
Takoma Park area, according to
the Montgomery County fire department.
The wind and rain that lashed
so much of the region came from
a front that stretched well to the
north and south of Washington
and it rolled implacably southeastward.
In Northern Virginia, almost
50,000 homes and businesses
lost power, at least for a time, in
areas served by Dominion Energy and the NOVEC.
Other parts of the Virginia also
felt the effects of the day’s storminess. Dominion reported 50,000
outages in what it described as
the metropolitan Richmond and
tri-cities area.
hello? — Danica Patrick. “I
believe, if I have a daughter, she
can watch car races with me and
sports with me, that women can
do anything,” he said. “I don’t
need a boy for that.”
Johnna wasn’t hiding
anything. “I really do want a girl,”
she said. “I know a boy would be
easier with the hair and other
things. But I really want a girl.”
At 8:40, the crowd — most of
them had no idea the Ferris wheel
was involved; they thought
maybe the white cakes on the
tables held the answer — was told
to walk back out on the pier a bit.
And look up.
The wheel flashed blue! Then
pink! Then pink-and-blue, pinkand-blue.
The woman who works for
Capital Wheel, who helped
program the wheel’s colors and
knew the secret, was a little
worried. They had done some of
these before, and once, when the
woman found out she was having
a boy, she just walked away from
the whole party, down the pier, in
tears. (I understand.)
Then . . . pink!
Screams, cheers (even from
passersby who joined in on the
drama), lots of screams from
grandma (shrieks, even), hugs
and kisses as Cameron’s white
pants reflected the pink glow and
the couple embraced.
“Now we know who’s coming,”
Johnna said. “Now, the name.”
And, no, it will not be Danica.
martin.weil@washpost.com
petula.dvorak@washpost.com
Twitter: @petulad
WHAT WILL YOU FIND?
Joan Armatrading is coming to town
Specifically, she’s City Winery bound.
The guitar-playing artist rocks pop, soul and jazz.
Enjoy her music while sipping shiraz.
When will the doors open for the Joan Armatrading concert
on June 21 at City Winery?
On your mark, get set, go to Unleash the Beast!
A bull riding fest that’s coming East.
With 35 riders and top bulls, to boot –
Shucks, you ought to see this, it’s a real hoot
How much dirt will be on hand for the Unleash the Beast!
Professional Bull Riders Tour September 22 & 23 at EagleBank Arena?
Like musical theater? Hip hip hooray
For Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret.
With D.C. performers like Two for a Song
Jones, Riddle & Derry – you can’t go wrong.
When will fan-favorite Shenandoah Run return to Creative Cauldron
for top notch folk musicianship and a passionate performance?
(Hint: See CityWinery.com for the answer.)
(Hint: See EagleBankArena.com for the answer.)
(Hint: See CreativeCauldron.org for the answer.)
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We could learn something about concrete from the ancient Romans
Is there anyone
around here who
knows how to
make concrete?
Make it properly,
I mean?
John
We recently
Kelly's
heard that 1,700
Washington concrete panels at
five stations along
the Silver Line extension were
poorly manufactured. Two years
ago, chunks of concrete fell from
the ceiling at the Rhode Island
Avenue Metro station. (It’s
among stations that will close in
the summer for repairs.) And
who can forget the Silver Spring
Transit Center? Its opening was
delayed for five years when it
turned out that the concrete —
and the facility is basically
nothing but a huge pile of
concrete — was improperly
made.
If you were an ancient
Roman, you’d be laughing into
your toga. Or weeping.
The Pantheon. The Baths of
Diocletian. Trajan’s Market. All
made of concrete. All still
standing after nearly 2,000
years.
We can’t get our stuff to last
even 40 years.
Marie D. Jackson, a professor
in the geology and geophysics
department at the University of
Utah, studies Roman concrete. It
is, she said, really quite
wonderful stuff. While concrete
seems simple — just three
ingredients: powdered cement,
aggregate and water — the
Romans formulated a material
that still wows us today.
“They experimented for at
least 100 years with different
mix designs before they really
perfected quality control and
materials selection,” Jackson
said. “The really amazing thing
is that for the imperial era, from
Augustus through the time of
Hadrian, they used the same
materials in very effective ways.”
They perfected the mix
around roughly 30 B.C. and used
it over the next two centuries to
build impressive structures. The
key, Jackson said: the bits of
volcanic stone they used as the
aggregate and the lime mortar
they used to bind it.
The combination of the two
reacted to form a new mineral
cement, one that gets stronger as
time passes, even withstanding
Italy’s frequent earthquakes.
“It’s an active, dynamic
material,” Jackson said. “When
microcracks formed, new
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The Pantheon, seen in 2017. The ancient Romans perfected their
concrete mix — which gets stronger with time — around 30 B.C.
mineral cements grew through
them and healed the cracks.”
And this all happened without
rebar. The steel rods we use
today provide reinforcement,
but if water gets in, they can
rust, expanding and
compromising the concrete.
“What we need to recognize is
that the Roman imperial
administration put an enormous
amount of financial and
technical support into creating
concrete structures that were
meant to stand the test of time,”
Jackson said.
These ranged from grand
public buildings to sturdy piers
and sea walls. Each was a
physical reminder of the power
and accomplishments of the
Roman state.
Jackson is among researchers
working to find a version of this
ancient miracle compound that
will work in the United States.
“We can’t go repairing subway
stations with Roman concrete,”
Jackson said. “That won’t work.
They had different structural
and architectural needs than we
do. But what I’m focused on now
is understanding Roman
principles so they can be applied
to modern prototypes.”
Renato Perucchio, an
engineering professor at the
University of Rochester who has
collaborated with Jackson, said
the Romans didn’t face some of
the challenges we do now. Their
structures didn’t have to
withstand modern loads, like a
heavy subway train, for example.
Still, it’s hard not to be awed
by their work. Take the Baths of
Diocletian, a public bathing
complex completed in 306 A.D.
that featured cold baths,
lukewarm baths and hot baths.
In the 16th century, the artist
and architect Michelangelo was
commissioned to transform part
of the complex into a church.
“Of the entire structure, only
the part added by Michelangelo
needs careful tending,”
Perucchio said. “The Roman
part is intact. Think about that.”
Perucchio said that if an
Personnel moves expose deep rifts in department
BROWN FROM B1
plinary measures against several
officers, people familiar with the
decisions said, including in a case
involving a member of the department who put a civilian in a headlock during an interaction at police headquarters. Such disciplinary records are not public information.
Dianne Gittins, a former deputy
chief who chose to retire in April
rather than take the demotion, is
among those pursuing a formal
grievance. She declined to comment because her attorney advised against it, but her wife spoke
on her behalf.
The deputy chiefs “offered their
assistance and input, which
Brown repeatedly told them he
didn’t want or need,” said Suzanne
Petroni. “They now know that his
aim was to get rid of them and put
his own people in their place,
which of course violates department and city personnel policies.”
Another former deputy chief
who stayed with the department
also filed a grievance.
In an interview, Brown said that
the IACP report inspired the
moves, even if it did not suggest
them, and that he didn’t demote
the deputies but “declassified”
them.
He turned the four deputy
chiefs who served under the previous leader, Earl Cook, into captains and announced he would be
hiring two new assistant chiefs
and an assistant director. He also
cut the department from four bureaus to three.
Brown initially announced that
his new deputies would serve at
will, only to learn that it was not
allowed under state law.
Along with Gittins, former deputy chief David Huchler retired
and now leads the Metropolitan
Washington Airports Authority
police. A third former deputy chief
is on a fellowship with the IACP; a
fourth remains in Alexandria as a
captain. They declined to comment for this story.
“Performance was not the issue
here,” Brown said. Salaries and
benefits for the ex-leaders did not
change, and he said all four were
LINDA DAVIDSON/THE WASHINGTON POST
Alexandria Police Chief Michael L. Brown, seen during a June news conference.
given an opportunity to apply for
the new jobs.
He brought in an independent
firm to reopen four disciplinary
cases in which the subjects
claimed supervisors, including
two of the former deputy chiefs,
were biased against them, according to several people familiar with
the incidents. One case involved a
canine officer whose dog bit another police officer, another a
property clerk who routinely
made errors, according to those
people.
The firm found no evidence of
discrimination; supervisors involved felt undermined.
Brown said that while there was
some “chaos” with the reorganization, he has a good relationship
with both supervisors and subordinates and the changes were not
personal.
His advocates say he is correcting for a past administration that
was disconnected from patrol officers and overly punitive. Officers
said they were particularly upset
by the way Cook and his command
staff treated Brandon Smith, a
street-level officer who stopped,
handcuffed and frisked a black
man who turned out to be the
chief’s brother.
Smith was fired under Cook but
rehired under Brown.
“Chief Brown inherited an
agency that was suffering from
low morale,” Alexandria Sheriff
Dana Lawhorne said. “Officers
were reluctant to do their jobs. . . .
Mike was brought in to change
that culture, and it was not an easy
task.”
Will Oakley, president of the
union that represents rank-andfile officers, said Brown has a
“more realistic view of discipline”
than Cook did. When Cook retired,
a union survey found that the vast
majority of the rank and file wanted their new leader to come from
outside the department.
Brown was an outsider. Although his wife works for the sheriff’s department, he came from the
California Highway Patrol and the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration.
In a memo to staff in February,
Brown said the preference should
be for “counseling and improving
performance rather than resorting to formal discipline.”
Such counseling is still docu-
Man who killed three, then himself,
was investigated by police in 2014
SNYDER FROM B1
others escaped uninjured in the
rampage in the community of
Brookeville.
Snyder then holed up in his
residence, where police SWAT
teams took positions around his
house and negotiators tried for
hours by phone to persuade Snyder to surrender. He eventually
shot and killed himself inside.
The public record of the 2014
case was stripped after Snyder
petitioned the Montgomery District Court to have the case expunged, according to law enforcement officials who spoke on the
condition of anonymity to be able
to describe events from that incident.
In other dealings with the
courts, Snyder also sought to have
filings sealed from public view,
court records show.
During a 2017 divorce case in
Howard County, Snyder successfully petitioned the court to have
certain personal information —
including his address, phone
number and financial statements
— placed under shield. He told
the court it could jeopardize what
he described as his security clearances.
Jeremy Eldridge, a lawyer who
represented Snyder in Howard
County, could not be immediately
reached for comment Monday.
Snyder also appears to have
had a criminal case in 2017 expunged in Montgomery.
In that matter, police charged
him with possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of
unspecified drugs, according to
LexisNexis, a database that logs
court records as they become
public.
Detailed records on the 2017
case, including the alleged weapon and type of drug, are no longer
available at the Montgomery District Courthouse or in Maryland
Case Search, the state’s online
listing of court records.
It is the description of the 2014
case, however, that relates to
some elements of Snyder’s final
act involving guns and threats.
In
August
2014,
his
then-girlfriend went to police and
accused him of pulling a handgun
from his waistband, placing it
against her head, and saying he
was going to kill her and himself,
according to three of the officials
who spoke about the incident.
Snyder told her the shooting
would be painless and everything
would go dark, they said.
“I want you to come with me,”
Snyder allegedly told his girlfriend, according to two of the
officials. “Would you do that for
me and come with me?”
In Maryland, expungements
are fairly common. In many instances, they allow people who
have made a minor mistake or
had criminal charges dismissed
to move on in their lives without a
lingering cloud of suspicion.
dan. morse@washpost.com
Jennifer Jenkins contributed to this
report.
mented, Brown noted in an interview. He pointed out that there
were more internal investigations
last year, when he ran the department, than in the previous year,
when Cook was in charge.
He said that was in part because
supervisors were more willing to
report infractions now that the
discipline could be lighter. The
vast majority of the complaints,
111 out of 121, were resolved with
counseling.
Cook defended his approach to
discipline in an interview.
“No one should be on the other
side of that bad interaction because you retained the person you
shouldn’t have,” he said. “How often is the narrative in the country
about why a department didn’t act
before something happened?”
But Brown said most infractions by officers or others in the
department were minor — singlecar accidents or violations of internal administration policy.
“You give an opportunity for
people to learn from their mistakes,” he said. “I think morale is a
lot better than it was than when I
first came in.”
rachel.weiner@washpost.com
architect today were to file
paperwork intending to build
the Pantheon — the Roman
temple that has a 142-foot-high
unreinforced concrete dome, the
world’s largest — permission
would be denied.
“You would be told, ‘You can’t
do it, because the material is not
capable of resisting the
mechanical stresses, because the
material is unreinforced,’ ”
Perucchio said. “If you hear that,
you must arrive at one of two
conclusions: One is that the
gravitational field in Roman
times did not work as it works
today. Or the other conclusion is
that we have lost knowledge.
And I think we have lost
knowledge.”
If only we could resurrect
some ancient Romans, I said.
“You have to be careful,”
Perucchio said, laughing.
“Resurrecting Romans means
resurrecting emperors. You need
to resurrect the engineers.”
Hey, I’m willing to give it a try.
We’re not having much luck on
our own.
john.kelly@washpost.com
Twitter: @johnkelly
For previous columns, visit
washingtonpost.com/people/john-kelly.
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Man who pointed gun
at nun pleads guilty
Officials identify fire
victim in Pr. George’s
A District man charged with
pointing a loaded gun at a nun’s
head and stealing her minivan
last month pleaded guilty
Monday to carjacking and
carrying a pistol without a
license.
As part of the plea deal,
Brandon Brown, 20, faces seven
to 10 years in prison when he is
sentenced July 13 by D.C.
Superior Court Judge Marisa
Demeo.
Prosecutors say that about
6:45 p.m. on April 9 in the
Brookland neighborhood, the
victim, wearing her full habit,
was walking to retrieve
something out of the minivan in
a parking lot. Brown, who wore
a bandanna over his face,
walked up to her, pointed a
loaded .22-caliber pistol and
demanded the keys, prosecutors
said.
The nun gave Brown her keys
and said, according to court
documents, “God bless you.”
A woman who died in a house
fire on Saturday has been
identified by Prince George’s
County fire officials as Sally Ann
Quesenberry, 35, of Beltsville.
Firefighters were called to
Quesenberry’s home in the
11400 block of Howard Court in
Beltsville at 3:32 a.m. for a
report of a fire, according to a
statement from the fire
department. Firefighters found
Quesenberry in the home and
pulled her out, but she was
pronounced dead in the yard.
Investigators are working to
determine what caused the fire;
there were no smoke alarms in
the house, according to the fire
department.
Quesenberry is the ninth
person to die in the seventh
fatal house fire that has
occurred in Prince George’s this
year.
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P ERRY S TEIN
The Rocketship charter school
network has abandoned plans to
open a third campus in D.C. at the
start of the new school year, slowing the chain’s ambitious expansion goals in the District.
The California-based network
said not as many students enrolled as expected — only 22 had
signed up — and it had struggled
to find an affordable building for
its proposed elementary campus
in Northeast Washington. The
last-minute decision left students
scrambling to find a school.
“The cost became too prohibitive,” said Jacque Patterson, D.C.
regional director of Rocketship
Education. “It would have taken
away from the teachers we could
hire and the programming we
could do — and that would have
not been fair to the students or
parents.”
Rocketship opened its first
charter school in 2007 in California and initially burnished a national reputation for impressive
test scores among low-income,
minority students and for a blended-learning approach — mixing
traditional teaching with online
and computer-assisted instruction. That approach keeps administrative costs low, but the school’s
heavy reliance on technology has
been controversial. Rocketship
also has struggled to sustain test
scores as it expands.
The D.C. Public Charter School
Board voted in 2013 to allow Rocketship to open as many as eight
schools in the District, as long as
its campuses reach academic
thresholds. Rocketship opened its
first D.C. elementary school in
Southeast in 2016, and it opened a
second campus two miles away in
2017. Rocketship’s inaugural
school in D.C. has a waiting list to
attend.
Charter schools are publicly
funded but privately operated.
Patterson said the third school
was supposed to open in an unused part of a campus that Perry
Street Prep and Latin American
Montessori Bilingual share in the
Brookland neighborhood of
Northeast Washington. Latin
American Montessori was expect-
ed to move next academic year,
making room for Rocketship, but
the Montessori school’s plans
changed.
Thus, Rocketship planned to
move to the third floor of the
building, but renovations were
running $250,000 over budget,
Patterson said. The site was supposed to be temporary until Rocketship found a permanent home.
Patterson said the construction
costs, on top of low enrollment,
made the third campus unfeasible. Rocketship’s third campus
could
have
accommodated
160 students in the temporary
space and had 22 confirmed enrollees as of April 30.
Five of the 22 students were
enrolling in pre-K3, and Patterson
VIRGINIA
Budget talks lag as
protest sets quiet spark
BY
L AURA V OZZELLA
richmond — Virginia’s slow-motion battle over the state budget
and Medicaid expansion inched
forward Monday as the state Senate convened for a procedural
move that put the spending bill
before the chamber’s money committee.
The Senate gathered to assign
the House’s two-year, $115 billion
spending plan to the Senate Finance Committee, which met immediately afterward but did not
vote. The panel is expected to vote
on the bill at a meeting Tuesday or
Wednesday.
The action inside the chamber
was so low-key that it was easily
missed — even on a day when the
other business was passing feelgood resolutions, such as the one
that honored Kline’s Dairy Bar, a
Harrisonburg ice cream shop celebrating its 75th anniversary.
But passions were high outside,
as dozens of health-care advocates
staged a “die-in” by sprawling on
Capitol Square.
“Chose rent over medicine,”
read a poster in the shape of a
headstone held by Linda Higgins,
pastor of St. John’s United Church
of Christ in Richmond.
The Senate’s action came a
month after the House passed its
plan during at the start of a special
legislative session, which Gov.
Ralph Northam (D) called after
the legislature failed to pass a
budget during the General Assembly session that ended March 10.
The state needs a budget in
place by July 1 to avoid a government shutdown. The full Senate
will not return to Richmond to
vote on the spending bill that
emerges from the committee until
May 22. Budget negotiations will
not begin again in earnest until
both chambers have voted on each
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Sen. Jeremy S. McPike (D-Prince William), left, talks to protesters.
other’s bills. But legislators said
that informal talks will continue.
At the heart of the budget impasse is a disagreement over
whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Northam and the Republicancontrolled House want to allow up
to 400,000 uninsured Virginians
to enroll in the federal-state health
insurance program. The Republican-led Senate rejected expansion
during the regular session, although support among GOP senators has grown.
Running mate pondering
whether to move up on ticket
ERVIN FROM B1
anonymity to be candid, said Ervin is devoting serious thought to
running.
Kamenetz’s family was sitting
shiva, the Jewish mourning ritual,
through Monday, according to
Kamenetz spokesman Sean
Naron. Ervin and Jill Kamenetz,
the late executive’s widow, were
planning to have a conversation at
some point, Naron said, though he
was unaware of the specific timing
or purpose.
Ervin made a brief run for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District in
2015 but dropped out after struggling to raise money. A former labor
organizer who has worked at the
Center for Working Families and
for the Working Families Party, she
began her career in elected office on
the Montgomery County Board of
Education.
She would be the third African
American candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, along
with Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and former NAACP chief Ben Jealous.
Her progressive credentials
could draw votes from Jealous, who
has been endorsed by Sen. Bernie
Sanders (I-Vt.) and several state and
national progressive groups. And
her roots in Montgomery County
could help her compete with state
Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., whose
legislative district is in the county.
COURTESY OF ERVIN CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS
Valerie Ervin is a former
Montgomery County Council
member and was seeking the
Democratic nomination to be
lieutenant governor. She would
be the third African American
candidate in the Democratic
gubernatorial primary,
Ervin could also draw female
voters from former Michelle
Obama policy adviser Krishanti Vignarajah, currently the only female
gubernatorial candidate in a state
in which women hold no statewide
offices and the congressional delegation includes no women.
But with just six weeks until the
primary, an Ervin candidacy would
likely have minimal impact because
Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R-James City),
who has exchanged a number of
sharply worded news releases
with the House and the governor
in recent weeks, said the time had
come to end the “juvenile exchanging of positions through the
media.”
Speaking at the committee
meeting, Norment also said there
are a number of senators who will
never vote for Medicaid expansion
but “that does not mean that we
are going to stand on the side-
she is not well known to the statewide electorate, some analysts said.
“The field is so crowded already,
and there is no heir apparent. Her
entering the race would not really
alter it that much,” said Melissa
Deckman, a Washington College
political science professor. “We’re
almost into June, and she doesn’t
have a lot of time to introduce herself to voters.”
The field also includes Alec Ross,
a Baltimore-based tech entrepreneur who worked in the Obama
administration, and Jim Shea, a
Baltimore lawyer and former head
of the University of Maryland
Board of Regents.
A key question is to what extent
Ervin, if she ran, would be entitled
to the money that was in Kamenetz’s personal campaign account.
He had amassed $2 million as of
January, according to his campaign
finance reports. Before his death,
Kamenetz bought television advertisements to run in the Baltimore
and Washington markets during
the last two weeks before the June
26 primary.
As of mid-April, Ervin had
$50,000 in her campaign account,
and the slate she and Kamenetz
said those children have secured
slots in a branch of the AppleTree
Institute preschool inside the Perry Street Prep building. Seven of
the 22 students are enrolled in a
Rocketship school in Southeast
Washington but wanted to transfer to the Northeast campus to be
closer to home.
Patterson said Rocketship has
worked with the remaining students to find slots in other schools.
Families wishing to enroll in a
charter school or traditional public school must apply through a
competitive lottery, which had a
March 1 application deadline for
preschool and elementary students. The enrollment deadline
was May 1.
lines.”
Norment warned against reading anything into those remarks.
“I don’t need any spin on it,” he
said. “That should not be telegraphed that anyone is flipping
their position or weakening. It just
makes a lot of sense.”
Under the ACA, championed by
President Barack Obama, Washington encouraged states to allow
more people to enroll in Medicaid
by offering to pick up most of the
tab. Thirty-three states, including
Maryland, and the District accepted the offer.
Virginia’s legislature opposed
expansion for the past four years,
contending that Washington
could not be trusted to uphold its
promise to pay least 90 percent of
the $2 billion-a-year cost.
Opposition in the House softened after Democrats nearly took
control of the chamber in an antiTrump wave in November. The
Senate, which did not face voters
last year, remained firmly opposed during the regular session.
But two Senate Republicans,
enough to pass expansion on a
budget vote, have indicated they
may support it, and a third has
hinted she is on the fence.
laura.vozzella@washpost.com
formed had $1,000.
Board of Elections officials said
last week they were uncertain what
would happen to Kamenetz’s campaign account.
Kamenetz, whose political base
centered around Baltimore County,
chose Ervin to help him balance his
ticket and build support in the
Washington suburbs, where he was
largely unknown.
Analysts said it is not yet clear
whether his supporters would back
other candidates or sit out the primary. Democrats in Baltimore
County tend to be more moderate
than their counterparts elsewhere
in the state.
“Ervin does not just get Baltimore County voters because she
was with Kamenetz,” said Matthew
Crenson, a Johns Hopkins University professor emeritus of political
science. “My hunch is that his most
fervent supporters stay home or go
to Hogan.”
Where Ervin would likely be
most competitive, Crenson said, is
in the Washington suburbs, and the
competition there is “already rather
crowded.”
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Metro and CVS Health agreed
Monday to save a decade-old
partnership and continue the
sales of SmarTrip cards in the
retailer’s
Washington-area
stores, preserving a service used
by thousands of commuters —
many of them bus riders.
Earlier this month, CVS
warned Metro that it planned to
discontinue the SmarTrip sales
and the service that allows commuters to reload their fare cards
at its 200 Washington-area
stores. CVS said last week that its
decision was prompted by Metro’s slow response to repairing
faulty SmarTrip equipment at its
retailers and was made after
months of negotiations that went
sour.
Metro board Chairman Jack
Evans said he met with CVS
executives Monday and reached
an agreement that would allow
the service to continue.
“We are back in business,”
Evans said. “They have agreed to
continue the service as it is.”
CVS confirmed that it would
continue offering the fare card
services at its stores, saying in a
statement that it will not change
the number of CVS locations
where SmarTrip cards are available.
The decision comes days after
Partnership with Metro
renewed after threat
of being discontinued
the drugstore giant said it would
stop selling SmarTrip cards on
May 31 because of challenges
with Metro, including operational problems that caused disruption to customer service in the
stores. Chiefly, the company cited
“unsustainably slow response” to
repair equipment that frequently
malfunctions.
CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said via email that Monday’s
meeting with Evans was “productive” and that the company and
Metro are working out the details
of a formal agreement.
According to Evans, Metro has
committed to improving its response time to fix faulty equipment and working with the retailer to make Metro equipment
compatible with the CVS system.
That will allow for seamless
transactions and reduce financial risks for the drugstore chain,
Evans said. Metro will also provide SmarTrip cards with no
value to reduce the risk of thefts.
Metro has for years provided CVS
with $10 fare cards, but Evans
said that some were stolen or
Two counts of
first-degree murder
after shootings at cafe
BY
D ANA H EDGPETH
Two men were fatally shot early Monday at a hookah lounge in
Sterling, Va., and an Alexandria
man has been arrested and
charged, according to authorities.
The Loudoun County Sheriff ’s
Office said the double homicide
happened about 1:45 a.m. at the
Pharaoh Cafe in the 46000 block
of Old Ox Road.
On Twitter, officials said “two
victims lost their lives at the
scene.”
The victims were identified as
Ahmed S. Osman-Ahmed, 35, of
Sterling and Murtada A. Marof,
40, of Herndon, officials said.
The sheriff ’s office said Hassan
M. Gailani, 34, was charged with
two counts of first-degree murder
and one count of use of a firearm.
Authorities said their initial
investigation shows Gailani
walked into the cafe and “appeared to target one of the victims,” according to Kraig Troxell,
a spokesman for the Loudoun
County Sheriff ’s Office.
Gailani was found in his vehicle as he was trying to leave the
area. He is being held without
bond at the local jail, authorities said.
Sheriff ’s officials said the victims and Gailani were “associated with each other,” but their
exact relationship was not clear.
Officials said the circumstances
that led to the shooting were
under investigation.
Troxell said the hookah cafe is
a popular gathering place after
bars close.
The hookah cafe is open until
4 a.m.
dana.hedgpeth@washpost.com
Jennifer Jenkins, Justin Wm. Moyer
and Justin Jouvenal contributed to
this report.
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J ENNA P ORTNOY
disappeared and that CVS was
being charged for them.
The meeting at Evans’s D.C.
Council office also included Michael Ayotte, vice president of
state and local government affairs at CVS; Roger Francis, a
division vice president; and lawyer Rod Woodson of Holland &
Knight. Metro General Manager
Paul J. Wiedefeld joined by conference call.
Evans (D-Ward 2) said Woodson contacted him last week after
reading a report in The Washington Post about the CVS-Metro
breakup.
Metro has agreed to replace its
machines in CVS stores that are
used to reload SmarTrip cards.
More important, Evans said, Metro will ensure that the machines
are serviced in a timely fashion.
Metro last week had urged
CVS to reconsider its decision to
end the decade-old partnership,
saying that taking away the CVS
option to buy and reload value on
the cards would have a disproportionate effect on low-income
and minority riders, many of
whom travel only by bus and
never go through a Metro station
equipped with fare machines.
Metro riders make as many as
a half-million SmarTrip purchases and reload transactions each
year at the region’s CVS locations.
Rep. Anthony G. Brown
(D-Md.) experienced a minor
stroke Friday within a few hours of
leaving the funeral of Baltimore
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the congressman’s spokesman said Monday.
The first-term congressman,
56, was taken by ambulance to
University of Maryland Prince
George’s Hospital Center, admitted for two nights and released on
Sunday. He is recovering at home
and has not set a definite date for
his return to Capitol Hill.
“Congressman Brown and his
family are grateful for the excellent care he received and the outpouring of support and well wishes,” spokesman Matt Verghese said
in a statement. “He is expected to
make a full recovery.”
Shortly after Brown returned to
his home in Bowie from the funeral at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, he felt severe dizziness and
nausea, his office said in a statement. His wife called 911.
A former two-term lieutenant
governor, Brown lost the 2014 gubernatorial race to Gov. Larry Hogan (R). He was elected to Congress in 2016.
Brown, an Army veteran, spent
eight years as a lawmaker in the
Maryland General Assembly, rising quickly through the ranks before becoming deputy to Democratic governor Martin J. O’Malley
in 2006.
He is the second member of
Maryland’s 10-person congressional delegation to be sidelined
by health problems this year. Rep.
Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat
from Baltimore, returned to Congress in April after a three-month
absence because of a knee infection.
Brown spoke to his Capitol Hill
and district office staff via conference call Monday.
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Charter chain drops plan for school in Northeast Washington
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TUESDAY, MAY 15 , 2018
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BY
D ANA H EDGPETH
AND L YNH B UI
Police fatally shot a burglary
suspect who was apparently
armed with a gun early Monday
in Clinton, Md., after the man
was found at a safe in a fast-food
restaurant, authorities said.
Prince George’s County police
officials said the incident happened about 3:40 a.m. in the
8800 block of Woodyard Road at
a Checkers restaurant.
Police identified the man who
was killed as Anthony Trice Jr.,
24, of Clinton.
According to an initial investigation, officers responded to an
alarm call at the restaurant and
found a broken window in the
drive-through area. Police said
they saw a “suspect inside at the
safe,” according to a police Twitter message.
Officers set up a perimeter
around the restaurant and told
the man to surrender. One of the
officers saw the man with a
weapon and told other officers,
police said.
At a news conference, Prince
George’s County Police Chief
Hank Stawinski said that the
man started to “move back and
forth” inside the restaurant and
that officers sought cover. When
a police sergeant arrived at the
scene, the chief said, he parked a
police SUV near the restaurant
so the incident could be recorded
by a camera inside the vehicle.
At one point, the man came
out of a side door in front of the
police SUV. An officer who was
within a few yards saw that the
man was “armed with a handgun,” Stawinski said.
“The key is [the suspect]
posed a direct threat to
my officer. . . . That
officer took action to
defend himself.”
Prince George’s County Police Chief
Hank Stawinski
An officer fired his service
weapon and hit the man once,
police said.
Stawinski said, “The key is
[the suspect] posed a direct
threat to my officer. . . . That
officer took action to defend
himself.”
The man was taken to a hospital and died there. No officers
were injured in the incident.
Police said they found a 9mm
handgun, a shell casing and a
screwdriver near the suspect.
The shell casing came from the
man’s weapon, police said. Authorities said they were working
to figure out at what point the
man’s weapon was fired.
“We know our officer fired one
time,” Stawinski said. “We’re not
certain in what order,” he said of
the weapons’ discharges.
Police officials said that they
also had surveillance camera video from a nearby Popeyes restaurant that showed a recent breakin and that they believe the same
person may have been involved.
Authorities said they are investigating whether another recent break-in at a Wendy’s restaurant is connected, as well.
Trice’s family could not be
immediately reached.
Stawinski said of Trice, “He
has lost his life, and that’s a
terrible thing.”
Police have not identified the
officer who killed Trice. The
department typically waits 24
hours before releasing the names
of officers involved in police
shootings.
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MARYLAND
Police kill
burglary
suspect
in Clinton
RE
ERNEST MEDINA, 81
Army captain acquitted in My Lai Massacre
BY
H ARRISON S MITH
Ernest Medina, an Army captain who was charged with overall responsibility for the My Lai
Massacre, when soldiers under
his command in Vietnam slaughtered hundreds of civilians, but
who was later acquitted at a
court-martial, died May 8. He was
81.
Thielen Funeral Home, near
Capt. Medina’s home in Marinette, Wis., confirmed the death
but did not provide additional
details.
Capt. Medina was the commanding officer of Charlie Company, in the Americal Division’s
11th Infantry Brigade, when the
unit was tasked with securing a
Vietnamese hamlet on March 16,
1968. In the months since his
arrival in Vietnam, Capt. Medina
had been lauded by his superiors
for his energetic leadership style
and playfully known as Mad Dog
by his men.
But his company, known as the
Charlie Cats, was still green.
Three of its four platoon leaders were recently installed — including a young lieutenant, William Calley — and in February six
of its men were killed after walking into a mine field. (Capt. Medina, who later received the Silver
Star, performed first aid on the
wounded and led them to safety.)
He recalled that in early
March, he had received intelligence reports that a battalion of
Viet Cong guerrillas occupied a
community known as My Lai 4
(pronounced ME-LYE), part of a
larger village called Son My in
Vietnam’s South Central Coast.
North Vietnamese and Viet
Cong forces had swept through
the countryside beginning in late
January as part of the Tet Offensive, and Capt. Medina said he
had been given permission to
“destroy the village” as part of a
search-and-destroy effort aimed
at depriving the North Vietnamese of resources and manpower.
The destruction that ensued
formed one of the darkest chapters in U.S. military history.
In place of Viet Cong forces,
Capt. Medina’s men found only
unarmed men, women and infants, many of them cooking rice
for breakfast. While Capt. Medina
was initially stationed at a nearby
landing zone, Calley and other
members of his unit rounded up
civilians and shot them with machine guns. Some were stabbed
with bayonets, and several of the
women and girls were raped and
then murdered. Bodies filled a
drainage ditch.
“After the shootings,” journalist Seymour M. Hersh wrote in a
1972 account of the massacre,
“the G.I.s systematically burned
each home, destroyed the livestock and food, and fouled the
area’s drinking supplies.” A report
to headquarters claimed that 128
Viet Cong were killed and three
weapons were captured, and the
engagement, Hersh noted, “was
reported to the world’s press as a
significant victory.”
In the United States, an Army
investigation eventually concluded that 347 men, women and
children had been killed in the
slaughter. A Vietnamese memorial at the village places the death
toll at 504.
The killings were brought to
light by Ron Ridenhour, a helicopter door-gunner who learned
what had transpired from friends
present at My Lai and sent letters
to military and political leaders
detailing the massacre. A military
inquiry ensued, and in September 1969 Calley became the first
of 25 people charged with participating in or covering up the murders.
Calley, who was charged with
the murder of 109 Vietnamese
civilians, testified that he was
following the orders of his commanding officer.
Capt. Medina said he neither
ordered nor saw “any slaughter at
My Lai-4 that day.” He faced a
court-martial and slew of charg-
GARY SETTLE/ NEW YORK TIMES
Soldiers under Capt. Ernest Medina’s command killed hundreds of civilians in Vietnam in 1968.
es, including the murder of more
than 100 civilians (the charge was
reduced to involuntary manslaughter) and the murder of an
unarmed Vietnamese woman.
(He said he shot on instinct,
believing she was armed.) An
additional charge of covering up
the massacre was dropped after
two weeks.
Capt. Medina testified that he
had indeed ordered his company
to “destroy” My Lai, following
orders from his task-force commander, but “clarified this to say
destroy the village by burning the
hooches, to kill the livestock, to
close the wells and to destroy the
food crops.”
When one of his men asked
whether they ought to kill noncombatants, Capt. Medina recalled saying: “No, you do not kill
women and children. You must
use common sense. If they have a
weapon and are trying to engage
you, then you can shoot back. But
you must use common sense.”
Some in his company remembered the orders differently. In a
1998 interview with Newsday, Michael Bernhardt said Capt. Medina “didn’t actually say we were to
kill every man, woman and child,
but it was clear that he wanted us
to wipe the place out.”
Two other men — Hugh
Thompson Jr., a helicopter pilot
who issued a radio alert that
helped end the killing, and Lawrence Colburn, who was riding
alongside Thompson — told CBS
News in 1998 they saw Capt.
Medina kill a wounded Vietnamese girl. He “walked up to her,
nudged her with his foot, stepped
back and blew her away,” Thompson said.
Capt. Medina, who was represented pro bono by star lawyer F.
Lee Bailey, was acquitted of all
charges in 1971. Maj. Gen. Samuel
W. Koster, commander of the
Americal Division, and Col. Oran
K. Henderson, commander of the
11th Infantry Brigade, were
among those acquitted as well.
Both men passed over My Lai in
helicopters on the day of the
attacks.
Calley, convicted of murdering
22 noncombatants, became the
only person found guilty as a
result of the incident. Seen as a
scapegoat by many Americans,
his sentencing to life at hard labor
launched a “Free Calley” movement and the release of popular
pro-Calley pop songs.
Instead of a life sentence, he
served about three years, much of
it under house arrest. He later
worked as a jeweler in Georgia.
Capt. Medina said he had to
resign his commission, despite
the acquittal.
In his testimony, the New York
Times reported in 1971, he effectively acknowledged trying to
cover up the killings, explaining
that he saw about two dozen
bodies in My Lai but failed to
investigate the carnage his troops
had wrought.
“No. 1,” he said, “I realized
exactly the disgrace that we
brought upon the Army uniform
that I am very proud to wear.
No. 2, I also realized the repercussions that it would have against
the United States of America.
Three, my family, and No. 4, lastly,
myself, sir.”
Ernest Lou Medina was born in
Springer, N.M., on Aug. 27, 1936.
His mother died of cancer several
months after he was born, and his
father sent the boy and a sister to
live with their grandparents in
Montrose, Colo., while he worked
as a sheepherder.
He enlisted in the Army in 1956
and later told the Times he initially turned down an offer to attend
Officer Candidate School because
he felt he was too inexperienced
and lacked a college degree. He
ultimately graduated from the
school fourth in his class.
After leaving the military, Capt.
Medina was a vice president of
Enstrom Helicopter Corp., which
Bailey acquired during the My Lai
trial. He later joined a real estate
business run by his wife, the
former Baerbel Dechandt, whom
he met while stationed in Germany.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, Ingrid Medina, Greg Medina and
Cecil Medina; a sister; and eight
grandchildren.
“I have regrets for it, but I have
no guilt over it because I didn’t
cause it,” Capt. Medina told the
Associated Press in 1988, looking
back on My Lai. “That’s not what
the military, particularly the
United States Army, is trained for.
“But then again, maybe the war
should have never happened. I
think if everybody were to look at
it in hindsight, I’m sure a lot of
the politicians and generals
would think of it otherwise. Maybe it was a war that we should
have probably never gotten involved in as deeply as we did
without the will to win it.”
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840
Trustees Sale - DC
840
Trustees Sale - DC
Samuel I. White, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE,
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF
VALUABLE RESIDENTIAL DWELLING
KNOWN AS:
3611 WARDER STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20010
By virtue of Deed of Trust recorded in the land records of the
District of Columbia recorded on March 1, 2005, as Instrument
Number 2005028871, and in accordance Judgment filed on
March 14, 2018 in case 2016 CA 002495 R(RP) and at the
request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute
Trustees will offer to sell at public auction, within the office of
HARVEY WEST AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5335 Wisconsin Avenue,
NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015-2034 on,
MAY 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM
the land and premises situated in the District of Columbia and
more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of
Trust and as of the date hereof designated on the Records of the
Assessor of the District of Columbia for assessment purposes as:
3611 WARDER STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20010, LOT
NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE (253), SQUARE
NUMBERED THIRTY-HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR (3034).
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, the ability of the purchaser
to obtain title insurance 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
any assessments including assessment pursuant to D.C. Code
Section 42-1903.13.
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 on the unpaid purchase money
at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note (5.875%
per annum) from the date of sale to the date funds are received
by the Trustees, payable in cash or certified funds within TEN
DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. There will be
no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event
additional funds are tendered before settlement. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date
of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All other
public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such
amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges,
ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale are
to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation
including but not limited to title examination, conveyancing, city
revenue stamps, transfer taxes, title insurance, and all other
costs incident to settlement are to be paid by the purchaser.
Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the
property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
date of sale. Time is of the essence for the Purchaser. If the
Purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, Purchaser
agrees that the property will be resold and the entire deposit
retained by the Substitute Trustees as liquidated damages for all
losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall
have no further liability. 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 all correspondence including any Motion or Show Cause
Order incident to this sale. The defaulted purchaser shall not be
entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even
if such surplus results from improvements to the property by
said defaulted purchaser. The sale is subject to post-sale audit
of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including but
not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered
into and repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan
prior to sale. In any such event or if the sale is not ratified, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit without interest.
Trustee’s File No. 31920
JOHN E. DRISCOLL, III ET. AL.,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
840
Trustees Sale - DC
APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 15, 2018
APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 15, 2018
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840
Trustees Sale - DC
Samuel I. White, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE,
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF
VALUABLE RESIDENTIAL DWELLING
KNOWN AS:
4647 HILLSIDE ROAD SE
WASHINGTON, DC 20019
By virtue of Deed of Trust recorded in the land records of
the District of Columbia recorded on December 14, 2010, as
Instrument Number 2010110551, and in accordance Judgment
filed on March 23, 2018 in case 2015 CA 006462 R(RP) and
at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned
Substitute Trustees will offer to sell at public auction, within the
office of HARVEY WEST AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5335 Wisconsin
Avenue, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015-2034 on,
MAY 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM
the land and premises situated in the District of Columbia and
more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of
Trust and as of the date hereof designated on the Records of the
Assessor of the District of Columbia for assessment purposes as:
4647 HILLSIDE ROAD SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20019, LOT 117,
IN SQUARE 5363.
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, the ability of the purchaser
to obtain title insurance 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
any assessments including assessment pursuant to D.C. Code
Section 42-1903.13.
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 on the unpaid purchase money
at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note (4.875%
per annum) from the date of sale to the date funds are received
by the Trustees, payable in cash or certified funds within TEN
DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. There will be
no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event
additional funds are tendered before settlement. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date
of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All other
public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such
amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges,
ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale are
to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation
including but not limited to title examination, conveyancing, city
revenue stamps, transfer taxes, title insurance, and all other
costs incident to settlement are to be paid by the purchaser.
Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the
property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
date of sale. Time is of the essence for the Purchaser. If the
Purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, Purchaser
agrees that the property will be resold and the entire deposit
retained by the Substitute Trustees as liquidated damages for all
losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall
have no further liability. 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 all correspondence including any Motion or Show Cause
Order incident to this sale. The defaulted purchaser shall not be
entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even
if such surplus results from improvements to the property by
said defaulted purchaser. The sale is subject to post-sale audit
of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including but
not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered
into and repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan
prior to sale. In any such event or if the sale is not ratified, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit without interest.
Trustee’s File No. 25526
JOHN E. DRISCOLL, III ET. AL.,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
840
Trustees Sale - DC
840
Trustees Sale - DC
Samuel I. White, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE,
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF
VALUABLE RESIDENTIAL DWELLING
KNOWN AS:
519 Q STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001
By virtue of Deed of Trust recorded in the land records of
the District of Columbia recorded on October 15, 2008, as
Instrument Number 2008107204, and in accordance Judgment
filed on March 29, 2018 in case 2015 CA 006728 R(RP) and
at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned
Substitute Trustees will offer to sell at public auction, within the
office of HARVEY WEST AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5335 Wisconsin
Avenue, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015-2034 on,
MAY 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM
the land and premises situated in the District of Columbia and
more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of
Trust and as of the date hereof designated on the Records of the
Assessor of the District of Columbia for assessment purposes as:
519 Q STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001, LOT NUMBERED THIRTY-NINE (39), IN SQUARE NUMBERED FOUR
HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN (477).
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, the ability of the purchaser
to obtain title insurance 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
any assessments including assessment pursuant to D.C. Code
Section 42-1903.13.
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 on the unpaid purchase money
at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note (7% per
annum) from the date of sale to the date funds are received
by the Trustees, payable in cash or certified funds within TEN
DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. There will be
no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event
additional funds are tendered before settlement. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date
of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All other
public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such
amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges,
ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale are
to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation
including but not limited to title examination, conveyancing, city
revenue stamps, transfer taxes, title insurance, and all other
costs incident to settlement are to be paid by the purchaser.
Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the
property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
date of sale. Time is of the essence for the Purchaser. If the
Purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, Purchaser
agrees that the property will be resold and the entire deposit
retained by the Substitute Trustees as liquidated damages for all
losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall
have no further liability. 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 all correspondence including any Motion or Show Cause
Order incident to this sale. The defaulted purchaser shall not be
entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even
if such surplus results from improvements to the property by
said defaulted purchaser. The sale is subject to post-sale audit
of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including but
not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered
into and repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan
prior to sale. In any such event or if the sale is not ratified, the
purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit without interest.
Trustee’s File No. 31907
JOHN E. DRISCOLL, III ET. AL.,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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obituaries
. TUESDAY,
MAY 15 , 2018
IN MEMORIAM
DEATH NOTICE
FANTUCCHIO
HUTCHINSON
In Memoriam
JOHN G. FANTUCCHIO
May 15, 1938 - August 4, 2016
You would be 80 today.
Loved and missed.
Mary and Marianne
WILLIAMS
PAUL F. WILLIAMS
November 30, 1918 - May 15, 2014
With loving memories of
our father and grandfather
Gloria Better and Family
LOUIS ANTHONY HUTCHINSON
1949 - 2018
Louis Anthony Hutchinson departed this life
on April 24, 2018 at Providence Hospital in
Washington, DC. He was born June 7, 1949 to
John and Lois (Brown) Hutchinson in Washington, DC.
Louis is survived by his brother Dawoud Assad;
sister; Donna Gardner; former spouse Judith
Steele Hutchinson; sons and spouses, Anthony
Douglas Hutchinson (Rhona) of Falls Church,
VA, and David Louis Hutchinson (Ashia) of
Stockbridge, GA; along with four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother
Charles Hutchinson.
A funeral service will be held at St. Columba's
Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW,
Washington, DC 20016 on Wednesday, May 16,
at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to
attend the service and reception immediately
following.
JACOBS
NICK UT/ASSOCIATED PRESS
DEATH NOTICE
MARGOT KIDDER, 69
Actress flew to fame as reporter Lois Lane
BY
A DAM B ERNSTEIN
Margot Kidder, a raspy-voiced
actress who played ace reporter
Lois Lane in the “Superman”
movie phenomenon but whose
career was eclipsed by her struggle with bipolar disorder, died
May 13 at her home in Livingston,
Mont. She was 69.
A spokeswoman for the Franzen-Davis funeral home in Livingston confirmed the death and
said no other information was
available.
For much of her early career,
Ms. Kidder was a self-described
“scream queen.” Her suggestion
of cunning and sensuality elevated Brian De Palma’s thriller “Sisters” (1972) and the sororityhouse slasher film “Black Christmas” (1974). Reviewing “Sisters,”
New York film critic Pauline Kael
highlighted Ms. Kidder’s ability
to “turn on sexiness with a witch’s
precision.”
To the wider public, she was
still largely unknown when director Richard Donner cast her and
an obscure stage actor, Christopher Reeve, in his 1978 bigbudget reboot of “Superman.”
The comic strip had been adapted
to radio and TV decades earlier,
but in the years after the Vietnam
War and the Watergate scandal,
the notion of reviving the allAmerican Man of Steel bore the
musty odor of a Saturday morning serial from the 1950s.
“I thought it was going to be a
big turkey,” Ms. Kidder said later.
The film’s great advantage was
the chemistry provided by the
two appealing leads. Ms. Kidder
played Lane as sassy and temperamental, and Reeve gave a delightfully deadpan performance
as the nerdy, fumbling newsroom
colleague, Clark Kent, who transforms into the swoon-worthy Superman. In one memorable scene,
she falls from a helicopter, and he
races skyward to rescue her,
“You’ve got me,” she says in
disbelief. “Who’s got you?”
The director also recruited an
expert supporting cast that included Gene Hackman as villain
Lex Luthor and Marlon Brando as
Superman’s father, Jor-El. “Superman,” which also was distinguished by composer John Williams’s brassy earworm of a score,
proved a blockbuster with audiences and disarmed most critics.
Ms. Kidder recalled the trials
and errors of making a superhero
movie with fairly crude special
effects involving flight.
“The first scene I do with him
when we fly off the balcony, we
had to do something like 84
takes,” she told the Advertiser, an
Australian publication, in 2014.
“Now part of that was because the
guy who ran the wheel with the
thing that lifted us up in the air
was a little drunk all the time, and
he would wheel me into Chris and
we’d crash in midair and he’d
drop me into bushes.
“Physically it got very uncomfortable to say the least,” she
added. “We’d have a week where
BURNEY
MARGIE BURNEY
On Sunday, May 6, 2018 went home to be
with the Lord. Mother of Deloris Singletary
Cox; sister of Erma Mervin; cousin, like
a sister, Irma Whitaker; grandmother of
M. Sharee Singletary; great-grandmother
of Kelli, Ki'Yale, Shaun and Roman. Also
survived by nieces; nephews; cousins, and
friends. On Thursday, May 17, 2018 viewing
at 10 a.m., Funeral 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion
Bapitst Church, 5101 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011. Interment Fort Lincoln
Cemetery., Brentwood, MD. Arrangements
by McGuire.
www.mcguire-services.com
CARNES
JAMES CARTER CARNES "Jay"
Born August 7, 1935 from Lucketts, VA passed
away on May 12, 2018 in Winchester, VA
surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by
his wife, Victoria Clausen, Woodstock, VA; a
brother, Carl Carnes and sister-in-law, Carol
Carnes from Bluemont, VA along with numerous nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the charity of
your choice. A remembrance will be held at
a later date. Arrangements are in the care
of Heishman Funeral Service, Inc. and Valley
Funeral Service, Branch, Bowman’s Crossing.
ELLAURI
JOSE ELLAURI (Age 76)
ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOP: Margot Kidder in Los Angeles in 1978, the year “Superman” appeared. “I thought it was going to
be a big turkey,” she said later. ABOVE: Ms. Kidder with Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman.
we’d turn left, around the Statue
of Liberty, and then you’d turn
right around the Leaning Tower
of Pisa, so it was a bit hard.”
She said Reeve, making one of
his first screen appearances, became irritated whenever she
would read during breaks. “He’d
say, ‘You don’t stay in character?’
I’d say, ‘For Christ’s sake, Chris,
I’ve been Lois Lane for a year, all
you do is look left, I can handle it.’
And I’d pull out my book and he’d
get very cross.”
Ms. Kidder reprised Lane in
three Superman sequels over the
next decade. She also returned to
her fright-film roots with “The
Amityville Horror” (1979), a major box office success. But she was
unable to sustain consistent quality in her subsequent work. She
earned solid reviews as a brassy
free spirit in the drama “Heartaches” (1981), but that was followed by a precipitous drop to
“Little Treasure” (1985), playing a
stripper.
She increasingly devoted her
time to liberal activism, including
appearances at rallies for Jesse
Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign. She also spoke out in favor
of abortion rights and a nuclear
freeze and against the Persian
Gulf War. She burned through
three marriages, and her heavy
drinking and erratic behavior left
her with few supporters in a film
colony where friendships are often transactional.
In 1990, while in Vancouver
filming a cable series, she suffered serious back injuries in a
car accident that left her unable
to work for two years and reliant
on pain killers. Her surgical bill of
$600,000, for which she could
not find coverage, left her reeling
financially.
In manic episodes during her
paycheck heyday, she recalled
spending “millions of dollars buy-
ing things for friends, taking people to Paris.” She was now forced
to declare bankruptcy and leave
her home for a one-bedroom
apartment near Hollywood.
Then, in 1996, she endured
what she later jokingly called the
“biggest nervous breakdown in
history, bar possibly Vivien
Leigh’s,” a reference to the troubled “Gone With the Wind” star.
“If you’re gonna fall apart,” she
advised, “do it in your own bedroom.”
Her collapse, she said, was
triggered by a virus on her laptop
that erased years of work on a
memoir. The loss sent her spiraling. She became convinced that
her first husband, author Thomas
McGuane, was trying to kill her
with the help of the CIA. She
slashed her hair and removed
several teeth in a bid to go unrecognized.
Over the course of three days,
she wandered the streets and
narrowly escaped being raped.
She was found disheveled, penniless and disoriented in the back
yard of a home in Glendale, Calif.,
and was taken to a private psychiatric clinic for evaluation. Her
worrisome conduct drew an avalanche of media coverage.
Ms. Kidder gradually tried to
revive her career in small-budget
films, TV cameos (including the
Superman prequel “Smallville”)
and stage appearances in “The
Vagina Monologues.” She told the
Guardian that she wanted to
write a one-woman-show “about
insanity and war.”
Margaret Ruth Kidder was
born in Yellowknife, the capital of
Canada’s Northwest Territories,
on Oct. 17, 1948. As the family
moved for her father’s career as a
mining engineer, she attended 11
schools over a dozen years.
“I was a hot babe with teased
hair and white lipstick,” she once
told People. “My mom sent me to
boarding school so I wouldn’t get
raped by a miner.” She was already prone to violent mood
swings in her youth, and she
made her first suicide attempt at
14, swallowing codeine pills after
being dumped by a boyfriend.
“I thought in acting I could let
my real self out and no one would
know it was me,” she recalled to
People. At 21, Ms. Kidder played
an inexperienced prostitute in
“Gaily, Gaily” (1969), a picaresque
comedy based on screenwriter
Ben Hecht’s days as a Chicago
newspaperman. The next year,
she starred opposite Gene Wilder
in the comedy “Quackser Fortune
Has a Cousin in the Bronx.” Her
other credits included “The Great
Waldo Pepper” (1975), starring
Robert Redford as a barnstorming pilot, and filmmaker Rob
Zombie’s thriller “Halloween II”
(2009).
Her
first
marriage,
to
McGuane, lasted less than a year.
Her later marriages to actor John
Heard and French filmmaker
Philippe de Broca also were
short-lived. For years, she was
also in a relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre
Trudeau. She had a daughter with
McGuane, but a complete list of
survivors was not immediately
available. (Her co-star Reeve was
paralyzed in a horse-riding accident and died in 2004 at age 52.)
“Acting’s fun, but life’s more
important,” Ms. Kidder told the
Guardian of her professional trajectory. “I guess I came to terms
with my demons. . . . Horrifying
as it was to crack up in the public
eye, it made me look at myself and
fix it. People were exploitative;
that’s human nature.”
“My grandson sees me as Lois
on TV every Christmas,” she added, “and that scores me points.”
adam.bernstein@washpost.com
“Acting’s fun, but life’s more important. I guess I came to terms with my demons. . . .
Horrifying as it was to crack up in the public eye, it made me look at myself and fix it.
People were exploitative; that’s human nature.”
Margot Kidder, on her career and private challenges
Passed away on May 12, 2018. Today we celebrate Jose ‘Pepe’ Ellauri, for though his life
has ended, the spark of life he awakened in
us lives on. Jose immigrated from Uruguay 52
years ago. On a blind-date in Washington, DC in
1969 he met the love of his life Amanda. They
married had two wonderful children Gabriella
and Cristian and now have three precious
granddaughters Samantha, Miranda and
Arden, two rad step-grandchildren Tyler and
Katelyn, and an amazing step-son, Steve. Jose
was rich with the gifts of poetic wit and satirical
wisdom. His 28 year design career at the IADB,
enabled his keen eye for detail and warm
smile for making you feel at ease. We have
lost a great man today, let us remember him
together.
Memorial Services: Visitation, Wednesday,
May 16, 2018, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Robert
Pumphrey Funeral Home, 7557 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, 301-652-2200. Funeral Mass, Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3630 Quesada Ave NW, Washington, DC.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may
be made to Doctors Without Borders.
EMERSON
TIMOTHY CLARK EMERSON
Born January 15, 1952, was “a singer in the
park, a walker in the rain, a dancer in the dark
— The warmest chord we ever heard.”
Early on May 9, 2018 surrounded by loving
family, Tim Emerson died from cirrhosis. He
is survived by his adored children, Susannah
(Ben Chang), Henry, his sister, Susan Emerson
Gordon (Harley), his brother, Peter Emerson,
nieces and nephews, Schuyler Coppedge
(Irene), Walker Coppedge (Jill), Luke Coppedge
(Antonella), Ian Gordon, Paige Emerson Bushnell (Josh), Hailey Emerson Wright (Cash), John
Archer (Abby), Katie Archer (Michael), Timothy
Archer (Chrissy) John Reid Sidebotham
(Greyson) Helen Sidebotham; his former partner, Jan Sidebotham and many cherished students and friends.
A graduate of Browne and Nichols in Cambridge, MA, Tim took a year off to teach at
the Park School. He graduated from Williams
College and went on to teach in Conway, New
Hampshire. In 1979 he started teaching English
at the Maret School in Washington, DC., where
he worked until 2015. His teaching, counseling,
coaching, and leadership were legendary, and
his impact was broad and deep.
A service to remember and honor Tim will
take place on May 20, at 1 p.m. at the Maret
School, 3000 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington,
DC.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made
to the Maret Scholarship Fund, The Chatham
Conservation Foundation, Inc. (www.chathamconservationfoundation.org), or Friends of
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (30 Wikis
Way, Chatham, MA 02633; 508.945.0594)
HARPER
MARY-ANGELA HARPER
(Age 91)
On Friday, May 11, 2018, of
Bethesda, MD. Beloved wife of
the late John Harper, Jr.; mother
of Angel Harper, John Harper III,
Michael Harper, Denis Harper,
Mary Pat Murphy and Therese
Taylor. Also survived by 19 grandchildren
and 26 great-grandchildren. Relatives and
friends may call at the Shrine of the Most
Blessed Sacrament, 5949 Western Avenue
NW, Washington, DC, Thursday, May 17,
from 6 to 8 p.m., where a Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May
18, at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made to John and Mary-Angela Harper
Scholarship Fund c/o St. John’s College
High School, 2607 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015.
www.COLLINSFUNERALHOME.com
DORIS J. JACOBS
(Age 92)
Peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday,
May 7, 2018. Survived by nieces, Adelaide
Jackson (Leroy), Flora Evans (Charles), and
Martha Brown (Carlton). She is also survived by
nephew, James Harris. The family will receive
friends at the Chapel of Marshall-March Funeral Homes, 4217 Ninth Street, NW., Washington,
DC. 20011 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 10
to 11 a.m. Viewing, Service 11 a.m. Interment
to be held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401
Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722.
JAMES
FREDERICK L. JAMES
On Friday, May 11, 2018 FREDERICK L. JAMES
of Ellicott City. Beloved husband of Laura
A. James; Son of Doris and the late Karl
Kenneth James; loving father of Timothy and
Michelle Kraft, and Jacquelyn James; brother
of Raymond James of VA and Debra Curtiss
(Curt) of Nashville, TN. Family will be receiving
friends on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. at HARRY H. WITZKE’S FAMILY FUNERAL
HOME, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City,
MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said
on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the
Resurrection. Interment will follow at St. Johns
Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made
to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at
www.harrywitzkefuneralhome.com
JARVIS
KENNETH B. JARVIS
Members of the Association of
Retired Police Officers of D.C. are
notified of the May 11, 2018 death
of Kenneth B. Jarvis. He was a DET
with MPD-OCOP when retired on
August 30, 1990.
JOHNSON
ROBERT T. JOHNSON
"Bob" (Age 83)
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 of Tilghman,
MD, formerly of Hyattsville, MD. Beloved
husband of the late Terry Johnson. Loving
father of Bobby (Laurie), Mary Lou, and
Bridget Johnson. Cherished Pop-Pop of
Jaclynn, Katherine, Brittany, Allie, and Emily.
Great-grandfather of six. Bob is survived
by his sister, Margaret Lundregan. Friends
may call at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A.,
4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD on
Tuesday, May 15 from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at
St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 5205 43rd
Avenue, Hyattsville on Wednesday, May 16
at 10:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
in his name to St. Jerome's Catholic Church
at the above stated address.
www.gaschs.com
JOINER
PATRICIA LAVERNE JOINER
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Beloved sister
of Antoinette Elizabeth Joiner, Sandra Joiner
Hemby (Ken), Vivian Victoria Joiner (Stephanie)
and Arthur Chester Joiner (Joanna); one niece;
six nephews; other relatives and friends. On
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, friends may visit
with the family from 9:30 a.m. until time of
funeral service 11 a.m. at Washington DC
Christian Reformed Church, 5911 New Hampshire Avenue, NE (at Oneida St). Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Send
condolences to:
www.MarshallMarchFH.com
KOEHLER
MAUREEN T. KOEHLER (Age 65)
Passed away on May 4, 2018. She lived and
died and in Frederick, MD at the Kline Hospice
House, Mt. Airy, MD. Maureen was born October 26, 1952 in Chattanooga, TN. She was the
daughter of Marian T. Farrell and the late Paul
L. Farrell, Sr. She is survived by her children,
Jennifer Ann Gouveia of Bethesda, MD and
Gregory Michael Koehler of South Riding, VA;
two brothers, Paul L. Farrell, Jr. of Gaithersburg,
MD and Brian P. Farrell of Leesburg, VA. She
is also survived by seven grandchildren; three
nephews; and a host of other relatives and
friends. Funeral will be held on Friday, May 18,
2018 at Our Lady of Grace Church, Norbeck Rd.,
Silver Spring, MD, Mass at 11 a.m. Interment
Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
When the need arises,
let families find you in the
Funeral Services Directory.
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please call paid Death Notices at 202-334-4122.
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LINDEBLAD
POOTON
VAN DYKE
GIVAN
HERTZ
MOORE
LYNNE L. VAN DYKE
May 5, 1943 – May 2, 2018
JUDY ANNE GIVAN
11/15/47 - 5/15/13
AARON DANIEL HERTZ "Dan"
DR. SUSAN K. LINDEBLAD, PT, PHD
(Age 66)
Of Alexandria, VA passed away suddenly on
Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was the beloved
wife of Norman D. Lindeblad for 28 years.
Susan was employed as the managing director
at the Foreign Credentialing Commission on
Physical Therapy. She is survived by Norman
D. Lindeblad, sister, Sandra A. DeRosier (David),
step-son, Jeff Lindeblad (Jenn), step-daughter,
Jennifer Chiu (Jim). She is also survived by her
grandchildren, Sara and Maya Lindeblad and
Lana, Riley, and Damon Chiu, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in
death by her parents, John and Gladys Kenville.
Susan was born January 21, 1952 in Two
Rivers, WI. After High School, Susan obtained
her Bachelor’s degree at the University of
Wisconsin, her master’s degree at the University of Miami where she also served as the
clinical coordinator for the Physical Therapy
department and was awarded her PhD.
Susan enjoyed traveling with her husband
Norm and will always be remembered as a
kind and generous friend, talented therapist,
blessed humanitarian, and both valued and
trusted professional colleague. Being a grandmother is truly what she enjoyed most.
Gammy, as she was known by her grandchildren, will be sorely missed.
A celebration of life service will be held June
1st at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500
W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302 at
10:30 a.m. Another service will be held in Two
Rivers, Wisconsin over the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Island Dolphin Care, 150 Lorelane Pl., Key
Largo, FL 33037 which provides unique, therapeutic, motivational and educational dolphin
assisted therapy programs for children and
veterans.
LUCAS
THELMA B. LUCAS
Departed this life on Friday, May 4, 2018.
She is survived by a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral services will be held
on Thursday, May 17, 2018, Visitation 10
a.m., Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.
at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 3601
Alabama Ave., SE. Interment Maryland
Nationa Memorial Park. Services provided
by JOHN T. RHINES FUNERAL HOME.
MAGENHEIM
ELEANOR MAGENHEIM
On Monday, May 14, 2018,
ELEANOR MAGENHEIM of
Bethesda, MD. Beloved wife of
the late Bertram Magenheim;
loving mother of Jay (Susan),
Donna and Philip (Kathleen)
Magenheim; dear grandmother of Rachel,
Steven, Samantha, Adam and Ryan. Funeral
services will be held on Thursday, May 17,
2018, 11 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 10101
Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD. Interment following at King David Memorial
Garden, Falls Church, VA. The family will
receive friends at Temple Emanuel, Thursday 6:30 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Misler Adult Day
Center, 1801 E. Jefferson St., Rockville,
MD 20852. Arrangements entrusted to
TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME,
202-541-1001
MARAAN
BARAQUIEL ALEGRE MARAAN
“Benny”
It is with great sadness that the family
of Baraquiel “Benny” Alegre Maraan
announces his passing on May 4, 2018
at the age of 92.
Mr. Maraan is survived by his wife Erlinda;
his children and their spouses Elizabeth
(Ben), Lilibeth (Edgar), Silvestre (Marlyn),
Jesse (Lilibeth), James (Sheila) and (Carol);
16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his youngest son
Jay.
Visitation will be on May 24, 2018 from 2
p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral
Home.
Funeral services will be on May 25, 2018 at
10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in
Annandale, VA with Father Peter O. Okola
officiating. All are welcome to attend and
celebrate Benny’s life. Interment will follow
at Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery.
MONTGOMERY
KATHLEEN SIEHL POOTON
Kathleen Siehl Pooton, age 88,
passed away peacefully at the
Montgomery
Hospice
Casey
House on May 11, 2018. Kathleen
was born on December 27, 1929
in Aberdeen, South Dakota,
daughter of Catherine and Harry
Siehl. She grew up alongside sisters Letitia
(Dixon) and Edwina (McDaniel) in Merrifield,
Minnesota and moved to Washington, DC at
age 18. Kathleen was an avid Washington
Nationals baseball fan, loved playing bridge,
enjoyed spending time at her summer home
on Smith Mountain Lake. She worked for many
years as a management analyst for the Food
and Drug Administration. Kathleen is survived
by her loving husband Kenneth; son Ken and
his wife Charla; son Donald and his wife Mary;
and grandchildren Amy, Kenny, Victoria, Casey
and Jake. There will be a private interment at
the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
www.COLLINSFUNERALHOME.com
RYBAK-JAHATEH
JENNIFER M. RYBAK-JAHATEH
On Monday May 14, 2018 Jennifer M. Rybak-Jahateh of Montgomery Village, MD. Beloved
wife of Sulayman Jahateh; loving
mother of Shanika Rybak, Mareesa Rybak
and Muhammed Jahateh; daughter of
Charles H. and Joan M. Rybak; daughterin-law of Ndia Mboob-Jahateh and the late
Muhammed Jahateh; sister of Heather A.
Gallagher (Luke Hoad). Also survived by
her grandson, Aidan. Friends may call at
DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Dr.,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 on Wednesday,
May 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
where a funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Interment: All Souls Cemetery,
Germantown, MD. Please sign the family
guestbook at:
www.DeVolFuneralHome.com
MAX PERIM
On May 13, 2018, Max Perim
D.D.S. of Bethesda, MD
passed. Beloved husband of
the late Ann Perim. Devoted
father of Stewart Perim,
David Perim and wife Janet,
Michelle Cooper and husband Paul. Cherished grandfather of
Dana, Maxwell, Ross, Daniel and Alex
Perim and Chloe, Alec, Gillian, Daniel and
Alexander Cooper. Distinguished Korean
War Veteran, Army Captain and Bronze
Star recipient. Specialist in Periodontics
and Oral Diagnosis who practiced in Silver
Spring for 45 years. Graveside services
will be held at King David Memorial Gardens, 7482 Lee Hwy Falls Church, VA
22042 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 with
military honors to begin at 3 p.m. Family
will be observing Shiva at the residence of
Michelle Cooper starting Wednesday following the service, Thursday after 5:00pm
and Friday 4 p.m. through sundown.
Memorial contributions can be made to
Jewish War Veterans of the USA, 1811
R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, online
at www.jwv.org, or by phone 202-2656280. Arrangements made by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home under Jewish Funeral
Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.
Passed on May 11, 2018. Born June 9, 1949
to Mary Morse Moore and Thomas Moore,
died suddenly and unexpectedly outside of
Frankfurt, Germany with his wife Margot nearby.
“Dan” was born to Sylvester and
Deborah Klein Hertz on November 2, 1945 in
Cleveland, Ohio. He leaves behind his loving
wife Amy Hertz; his devoted children Rebecca
and Samuel Hertz; sister Josephine HertzAckerman (Michael); brother-in-law Larry Goldfarb (Sharon), sister-in-law Susan Rubin; niece
Lauren Goldfarb Edwards (Kevin); nephews
Ryan Ackerman and Michael Goldfarb, and
many loving cousins and friends.
Ron was a retired Navy Seal. He served the
United States military in Vietnam earning three
Purple Heart medals as well as a Bronze
Star. His experience in Vietnam included being
injured and being captured, tortured, escaping
and being recaptured by North Vietnamese
forces. Following his military service, he
returned to Washington and received a degree
in accounting and business administration
from the University of Maryland. At the University of Maryland, he met his first wife Waltraud
and while in the Washington, DC area his
daughter Hildegard Moore was born. All three
returned to Germany in the 1977.
Dan graduated with a Bachelors of Mechanical
Engineering and Certificate of Advanced Engineering Study from Cornell University and
received his Masters of Science in Real Estate
and Urban Development Planning from American University. He devoted his career to financing affordable housing and transit oriented real
estate development. Always with a smile on
his face, his life was filled with humor, kindness
and love for everyone. He lived his life based on
the principles of doing justly, loving mercy, and
walking humbly.
ELAINE ZETLIN POLLIN
May 15, 2011
In Loving Memory:
We Remember:
"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades"
Alan, Jayne, Richard and Lauren Pollin,
Cynthia and Morton Zetlin
The Pollin and Zetlin Families
Funeral service will be held at Temple Beth
Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD, 20850
on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment in Garden of Remembrance Cemetery,
Clarksburg, MD. Shiva will be held Wednesday
and Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hertz residence, and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the HertzAckerman residence.
Donations in his memory may be made to the
George Washington University Cancer Center
at http://smhs.gwu.edu/give or the Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society.
DEATH NOTICE
WAESCHE
CHESEMAN
RONALD ERIC MICHAEL MOORE
Aaron Daniel Hertz "Dan" died on
May 12, 2018 from Acute Myeloid
Leukemia surrounded by loving
family at his home in Washington,
DC.
Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home,
LLC under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee
of Greater Washington Contract.
HOOKS
Members of the Princes Georges
County Police Retired Association
are notified of the passing of
Brother Frank Sandrovich on May
10, 2018. Our heartfelt sympathy
to his family and friends.
In Frankfurt, Ron worked in senior positions in
the banking industry and retired as operations
manager (Innenleiter). During his time in Germany he was in the US Navy Reserve and active
with the American Legion. After his retirement
Ron became an ordained minister and served
as Department Chaplain as well as a term
as Department Commander for the American
Legion Department of France.
He enjoyed sailing, skiing and motorcycles,
riding out in 10 consecutive years as part of the
American Legion Riders Legacy Run in the US
to raise funds for scholarships for children of
fallen US military members.
Ron grew up in in the Barnard Hill area of
Washington, DC. He attended Taft Junior High
School and McKinley Tech High School where
he was active in the band. He had a strong
interest in music including the trumpet, French
horn, guitar and piano.
Ron is survived by his wife, Margot Ziegler, his
daughter, Hildegard Moore, her husband, Guido
Moore and their daughter, Isabelle, residents of
Neuss, Germany. He will be dearly missed and
remembered by his surviving cousins Rozan
Cater, Garrett Florence,
Martin Puryear,
Michael Puryear, Rachelle Puryear, Milton
Puryear, Maynard Puryear and Mark Puryear
and their families. Services at a later date
THOMPSON
SCHEINKER
J. LEONARD SCHEINKER
On Sunday, May 13, 2018, J.
LEONARD SCHEINKER of Silver
Spring, MD. Beloved husband of
the late Bonnie Gail Scheinker;
devoted father of Matte Lev
Scheinker (Andrea) and Adera
Causey (Tom); cherished grandfather of Sadie Rose Scheinker; beloved brother of Jerry Scheinker (Natalie); beloved uncle
of Josh Scheinker (Melissa), Jeremy Scheinker
(Michele) and Swaan Levy Janssen (Michiel).
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,
May 16, 2018, 11 a.m. at Har Tzeon-Agudath
Achim, 1840 University Blvd. West, Silver
Spring, 20902. Interment Mount Lebanon
Cemetery, Adelphi, MD. The family will observe
Shiva at the residence of Len Scheinker starting
Wednesday, May 16 through Thursday, May
17. Memorial contributions may be made to
Congregation Har Tzeon-Adugath Achim or
JSSA Hospice. Arrangements by HINES-RINALDI
FUNERAL HOME, LLC., under Jewish Funeral
Practices Committee of Greater Washington
Contract.
KATHRYN F. WAESCHE (Age 99)
On Friday, May 11, 2018. Beloved
wife of the late George Ernest
Waesche; loving mother of Glen
(Rene) Waesche, and Kay (Sid)
Colen; grandmother of Lori Davenport, Sabrina (Mack) Strickler,
Lindsay (John) Pedersen, and Kimberly (Adam)
Harris; great-grandmother of nine. Relatives
and friends may call at BORGWARDT FUNERAL
HOME, 4400 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville,MD
on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service
will be at the Chapel of Riderwood Village,
3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD on
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. with
viewing a half hour prior. Interment Monacacy
Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
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TERWILLIGER
DONALD THURBER WILLIS
JAMES E. TERWILLIGER
“Twig” (Age 67)
Passed away on February 20, 2018. Jim is
survived by wife, Marilyn, and other relatives
and friends. There will be a Celebration of
Jim’s life at Aldie United Methodist Church on
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Of Potomac Falls, Virginia, died peacefully at
his home on May 12, 2018. He is survived by
the love of his life, Elsa, his wife of 65 years,
along with his three sons, six grandchildren and
one great-grandson. They include Christopher
(Susan) of Framingham, MA., Douglas (Nancy)
of Madison, NJ and Donald Jr. (Frances) of
Charlotte, NC., and his beloved grandchildren,
Sam, Sarah, Jack, Douglas Jr., Peter, Donald III,
and great-grandson, William.
For part of his early childhood years, Don
attended St. Thomas Choir School in New York
City and soloed in the choir. Upon graduation
from Garden City High School Don attended
and graduated from the University of Maryland
where he played on the football team. Don
served in the USAF as an intelligence officer,
during the Korean War, and also played football
for the USAF in the Armed Services leagues.
THRALL
GEORGE HENRY PAIGE CHESEMAN
(Age 84)
Passed away on the afternoon of May 7, 2018,
at Larkin Chase Center, Bowie, MD. George
was born on February 22, 1934, in Newport
News, VA to Robert and Mable Cheseman. He
was a graduate of George Washington Carver
High School. After graduation he attended
Norfolk State University. He later served in
the United States Army where he received
an honorable discharge in 1964. George was
employed with the United States Postal Service
in Washington, DC where he worked until he
retired in 1995.
As a youngster George attended Colossian
Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia.
After relocating to Maryland, he united with
First Baptist Church of Minnesota Avenue, SE
in Washington, DC.
George enjoyed playing softball, swimming,
fishing, and watching all sports, live and on
television.
Left to cherish many fond memories are his
wife, Betty B. Cheseman; two sons, Gregory
D. Cheseman of Forestville, MD and Bryan P.
Cheseman of Columbia, MD; two grandsons,
Hasani and Joshua Cheseman; three sisters,
Rachel Fuller, Nettie Fay Rainy, and Hattie May
Blevins of Newport News, VA; one sister-in-law,
Dianne Bryant of Upper Marlboro, MD and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Died at home following complications due
to a fall April 27, 2018.
She was born in Toivola Minnesota, the
youngest child of Alexander Sorvari and
Senja Weeks. She attended Toivola High
School and was the valedictorian of her
class of eleven. She went on to complete
courses at a junior college in Hibbing
Minnesota then joined her sister in Washington, DC. to begin her professional life.
She soon met Charles at a USO dance,
they married and were together for 70
years and they were still dancing until he
passed last year. She was a long standing
member of Grace Presbyterian Church in
Springfield, Virginia.
She is survived by her son, Gregg Thrall
(Marsha), daughters, Robin Brelsford
(George), and Linda Gale Walters (Pat), five
grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be scheduled at
Arlington Cemetery at a future date.
Inquiries at adventfuneral.com
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DEATH NOTICE
McGREGOR
O'LEARY
PATRICIA SUE O’LEARY
The Final Commendation will be held on June
5, 2018 at 11 a.m. in White Haven Cemetery,
210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Fr.
William Leone, Pastor of St. Jerome’s, will
preside for the grave-site service. A local
Memorial Mass will be held on June 20, 2018
at 8 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church,
5000 Mount Read Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14612.
Patricia was born on January 30, 1941 in
Albany, New York to the late Jessie Tack
and Francis O’Leary. Patricia is survived by
her beloved cousins, Wanda S. Fischer of
Rochester, NY, Lorna Smith Benjamin of Park
Patricia attended Nazareth Academy in
Rochester, NY, where she excelled in music
and figure skating. Patricia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the State
University of New York. Thereafter, she went
on to achieve her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Rochester. Patricia began her career as kindergarten and
first grade teach in Rochester, NY. She later
moved to the Washington, DC area to teach
in the DC Public School system. Patricia
taught for over 35 years in the classroom
and outside. Patricia also was dedicated to
teaching violin, skiing, and figure skating to
young children throughout her career.
In addition to teaching, Patricia was an
accomplished figure skater, skier, and violinist. She enjoyed traveling the world, especially Austria. She was a life-long learner of
history and culture, especially Ireland and
Holland. Pat was also a strong supporter
of the Northeastern Organic Farmers Association and was active in many other environmental and organic causes. She was a
member of the Sierra Club, the Rochester
Alumni Society, and several environmental
Boards. She was a parishioner of Holy
Redeemer Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you
honor Pat’s memory and causes by donating
to the Northeastern Organic Farmers Association, Green Peace, the Chesapeake Bay
Foundation, the Sierra Club, or the Holy
Redeemer School Music Program.
Any questions may be directed to Steven B.
Mudd, Esquire, P.O. Box 209, College Park, MD
20741, Telephone Number: (301) 441-4505, Email: steven@phillipsmudd.com.
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internment and a memorial mass.
DANIEL R. THOMPSON
Of Chevy Chase, MD passed away on May 9,
2018. He was 89. The son of Edward Thompson
and Anna Liebeck, he met his wife, Anne
at Queens College, CUNY. After completing
service in the Army, Dan graduated from
Georgetown Law, eventually founding his own
boutique food and drug law practice. A devout
Catholic, Dan was ordained a deacon of the
first permanent class of the Archdiocese of
Washington in 1971. More than generous, he
donated to many causes, including Catholic
charities, the University of Maryland and the
Washington Redskins. He was most proud of
his daughters, sons and grandchildren, especially the ordination of his son, Fr. David
Thompson. He is preceded in death by his
beloved wife, Anne Genereux Thompson, his
son, Fr. David Thompson and daughter Susan
Thompson. He is survived by his daughter,
Rebecca Cohen, son Gregory (Mary) Thompson, grandchildren, Kristofer Thompson,
Nicholas (Renée), Benjamin, and Sarah Cohen,
Michael, Sara, and Emily Thompson, and greatgrandchildren, Jacques and Julienne Cohen.
Friends may call at Shrine of the Most Blessed
Sacrament, Western Ave. and Quesada St.,
NW., Wednesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. until
Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment
St. Gabriel's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Missionhurst, 4651
N. 25th St., Arlington, VA 22207. Arrangements
by DeVOL.
GLADYS O. HUGHES
On April 29, 2018 at age 88. Wife of the late
Alvin Hughes, loving mother of Alva and Iantha,
devoted to her three grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. Services to be held Friday,
May 18, at Sargent Memorial Presbyterian
Church, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave.,
Washington, DC, with visitation at 10 a.m.
followed by the service at 11 am. Donations
may be made to the scholarship fund at
Sargent.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday,
May, 19, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal
Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of
Don may be made to St. John’s Church Music
Ministry.
HELEN SORVARI THRALL
(Age 95)
JAMES WALTER HOOKS
Transitioned unexpectedly from this earthly life
on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Left to cherish fond
memories are his beloved wife, Cherryle A.
Hooks; his caring children, Jay-Anda Dargan,
Shemayne and Christopher Hooks and Robert
Goode. There are seven grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, two siblings, Safia Abdullah and Robert Hooks; other relatives and
many friends. The family will greet friends on
Monday, May 14 from 10 a.m. until time of
service at 11 a.m. at Israel Baptist Church,
151 Saratoga Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20018.
Interment Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA. Professional services entrusted to
John T. Rhines Funeral Home.
A 9 a.m. viewing and an 11 a.m. funeral service
are scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018
at First Baptist Church of Minnesota Avenue,
3440 Minnesota Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
20019.
In 1956, Don joined IBM. Don’s IBM career
spanned 36 years in Sales and Marketing in
New York City, Washington, DC and Hong
Kong. Don was named as one of IBM's top
Account Executives and was instrumental in
IBM's historic System/360 success. After retiring from IBM, Don and Elsa enjoyed many
cruises all over the world. Don also enjoyed
volunteering, first for Mended Hearts at
Georgetown Hospital, and then served for 15
years as a Traveler’s Aide at Dulles Airport.
OLIVER
PERIM
POLLIN
SANDROVICH
GERALDINE OLIVER
Entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May
5, 2018. She is survived by her sister, Jannie
Lovelace (Melvin); niece, Sharon Lovelace;
nephew, Derek Lovelace (Le'Shawnda), and a
host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Oliver
will lie in state at Gethsemane Baptist Church,
5119 4th St., NW on Wednesday, May 16 from
10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Interment Fort
Lincoln Cemetery.
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JANE FAUVER MONTGOMERY
Jane Fauver Montgomery, 84, of Gainesville,
Virginia passed away April 25, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born December 30, 1933
in Elyria, Ohio to the late Worth and Virginia
Fauver. A memorial service will be June 22,
2018 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church, 300 Third Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Arrangements in the care of Dicken Funeral
Home & Cremation Service, Elyria, Ohio. For
online condolences visit
www.dickenfuneralhome.com
Lynne died three days before her 75th birthday.
She was born in Evanston, Illinois and was
the only child of only child parents, Frank and
Virginia Lammers. Lynne married her husband,
Gary, in 1966 and resided in Bethesda, Maryland for 49 years. Together they raised the
family Lynne always wanted; three children,
Alison (Alie), Jeremy (Jed), Matthew (Matt) and
seven grandchildren aged 15 to 9 , all of whom
she loved dearly. She had legions of friends
captured by her bright smile and the warm love
she gave each without condition.
Lynne graduated with honors from Smith College in 1965 and spent her junior year studying
at the Sorbonne in Paris. That same year she
earned a Phi Beta Kappa award. She went on
to Columbia for her Masters work in French
Literature, and after marriage earned her MBA.
Together, in 1978, Lynne and Gary founded
a company focused on software for securely
connecting global networks of computers (in
the very early days of the Internet). With Gary
as CEO and Lynne CFO they partnered to build
a company of 300 consultants. After 21 years
Lynne and Gary sold the company, Gary to
start another, and Lynne to get her art/painting
certification at the Washington Studio School in
Washington, DC. Painting in oils was one more
thing at which Lynne became accomplished.
Lynne also sang with the Choral Arts choir
under the direction of Norman Schribner, at
the time.
A memorial service will be held at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20016, Saturday, May 19,
at 11 a.m. All who loved Lynne are welcome. A
reception will follow with details to be provided
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KAREN LOUISE McGREGOR (Age 74)
Karen Louise McGregor of Lansdowne, VA
passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17,
2018 after complications due to a long struggle
with Lewy Bodies Dementia. She was born in
Washington, DC in 1943, and was raised in Mt.
Ranier and Hyattsville, Maryland. Karen was
the daughter of James and Freida McCarthy.
She is survived by her husband of more than 52
years, Dennis N. McGregor, two sons, Dennis Jr.
and Michael, grandsons, Austin McGregor and
Nicholas Chen, and sisters Jeannene Linnehan,
Karleen Higgins and Denise Woodruff
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loving husband of 52 years. Her boys were
her treasure here on earth and the love she
held endearingly for them was evident in all
aspects of her life. She called her husband one
of the few good men whom she so fondly held
the utmost devotion. For Karen, family was
her top priority and her greatest joy in life.
She had a distinguished career in commercial
real estate for over 25 years and became a
vice president for property management and
leasing for the Mills Corporation, retiring in
2002. Since retiring, she devoted her time and
energy to her family, her talent as an artist and
collecting antiques. The core of Karen's legacy
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charitable contributions and good deeds she
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family memorial service will be held on June
2, 2018 at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood,
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MAY 15 , 2018
The Weather
WASHINGTONPOST.COM/WEATHER
Heating up, followed by storms
Today
T-storms
This is the week’s hottest day. Skies
are partly sunny and, thanks to light
winds from the south, temperatures
soar to around 90. For yet another
day, scattered late-day storms are likely to track
through the region, and a few may be intense.
Tonight, scattered storms are likely in the
evening, progressing northwest to southeast.
Skies are mostly cloudy, and lows fall into the 60s
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Wednesday
T-storms
91° 69
Thursday
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Friday
T-storms
Sunday
Mostly cloudy
Saturday
T-storms
possible
78° 68
77° 67
74° 68
79° 71
85° 71
FEELS: 80°
FEELS: 79°
FEELS: 74°
FEELS: 76°
FEELS: 84°
CHNCE PRECIP: 55%
WIND: SSW 7–14 mph
P: 60%
W: SSW 4–8 mph
P: 60%
W: ESE 4–8 mph
P: 70%
W: E 6–12 mph
P: 35%
W: SSW 8–16 mph
P: 25%
W: SW 8–16 mph
HUMIDITY: Very High
H: Very High
H: Very High
H: High
H: Very High
H: Very High
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OFFICIAL RECORD
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NATION
Harrisburg
88/64
Hagerstown
91/64
Davis
79/58
Sa
Normal
Philadelphia
88/64
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Record low
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FORECAST
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M
Tu
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Th
F
Sa
Su
M
Tu
W
Th
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yesterday
Reagan
Dulles
BWI
81° 3:59 p.m.
62° 2:00 a.m.
75°/56°
93° 1956
41° 1928
81° 4:00 p.m.
60° 2:00 a.m.
75°/51°
89° 2010
32° 2013
76° 4:00 p.m.
58° 5:00 a.m.
73°/51°
95° 1956
34° 2013
Difference from 30–yr. avg. (Reagan): this month: +7.8° yr. to date: +0.9°
Precipitation
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NORMAL
LATEST
Cape May
78/65
Annapolis
87/68
OCEAN: 59°
Charlottesville
90/67
Ocean City
77/65
OCEAN: 61°
Lexington
87/64
Richmond
89/69
Norfolk
87/70
Virginia Beach
85/70
Past 24 hours
OCEAN: 58°
Total this month
Normal
Kitty Hawk
81/70
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Normal
OCEAN: 67°
Pollen: Low
Air Quality: Moderate
Grass
Trees
Weeds
Mold
Dominant cause: Ozone
Low
Low
Low
Low
Reagan
Dulles
BWI
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0.67"
1.73"
11.91"
13.70"
Trace
0.76"
1.95"
12.49"
14.22"
0.09"
0.51"
1.71"
12.26"
14.75"
Moon Phases
UV: Very High
Solar system
10 out of 11+
Blue Ridge: Today, partly sunny, very warm, humid,
afternoon thunderstorm. High 73–79. Wind southwest 6–12
mph. Tonight, a gusty thunderstorm, mild. Low 58–62. Wind
northwest 4–8 mph. Wednesday, mostly cloudy, showers,
thunderstorm. High 68–73.
Atlantic beaches: Today, partly sunny, very warm, humid.
High 77–88. Wind southwest 8–16 mph. Tonight, evening
gusty thunderstorm, warm. Low 63–70. Wind south 6–12
mph. Wednesday, cloudy, showers, thunderstorm. High
68–81. Wind northeast 6–12 mph.
Waterways: Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, hot, humid,
thunderstorms late. Wind southwest 8–16 mph. Waves 1 foot or
less. • Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny,
warm, humid. Wind south 8–16 knots. Waves 1 foot on the lower
Potomac, 1–3 feet on the Bay.• River Stages: Today, the Little Falls
stage will be 4.7 feet, rising to 5.1 feet Wednesday. Flood stage at
Little Falls is 10 feet.
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Weather map features for noon today.
Baltimore
92/67
Dover
90/67
Washington
91/69
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8:25 a.m.
4:02 p.m.
9:04 p.m.
Annapolis
5:53 a.m.
12:29 p.m.
5:51 p.m.
11:54 p.m.
Ocean City
2:05 a.m.
8:03 a.m.
2:08 p.m.
8:27 p.m.
Norfolk
4:07 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
4:07 p.m.
10:29 p.m.
Point Lookout
1:42 a.m.
8:48 a.m.
2:03 p.m.
7:41 p.m.
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10s
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20s
Flurries
30s
Ice
40s
50s
Cold Front
Warm Front
60s
80s
70s
90s
Stationary Front
100s
110+
World
High: Nawabshah, Pakistan 114°
Low: Summit Station, Greenland –15°
Yesterday's National
High: Gulfport, MS 98°
Low: Angel Fire, NM 23°
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
74/51/t
85/55/s
51/40/c
79/67/t
92/66/pc
92/67/t
77/51/pc
88/66/t
81/51/s
77/54/pc
76/53/t
69/52/r
71/43/r
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88/63/t
82/66/t
66/45/pc
69/51/t
86/65/t
74/55/t
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70/48/pc
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74/55/c
86/56/s
49/42/r
80/66/t
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76/64/t
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84/66/t
86/57/s
76/54/pc
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76/54/pc
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78/56/pc
81/65/t
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Fargo, ND
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Jacksonville, FL
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Louisville
Memphis
Miami
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Minneapolis
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Norfolk
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82/68/t
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Omaha
Orlando
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Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Reno, NV
Richmond
Sacramento
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San Francisco
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Seattle
Spokane, WA
Syracuse
Tampa
Wichita
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80/58/c
86/71/t
88/64/t
95/71/s
82/62/t
69/47/sh
78/57/s
78/56/c
85/67/pc
70/50/pc
89/69/pc
74/51/s
86/66/t
86/76/pc
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MUSIC REVIEW
MUSIC REVIEW
A new book about Javanka
is in the works, plus Taraji
P. Henson announces her
engagement. C2
A pushy mother-in-law is
a pain, but a husband
who won’t stand up to
her could be worse. C3
The Hermitage Piano Trio
performs works by
Tchaikovsky, Glinka and
Shostakovich. C5
British R&B singer Jorja
Smith’s show was moved
to a bigger venue, and her
star power filled it. C8
‘Heights’
elevated at
the Hayes
Awards
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK
Two productions of
Miranda’s 2008 musical
claim top honors
BY
N ELSON P RESSLEY
Mirandamania continued in
Washington on Monday night at
the Anthem as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 musical “In the Heights”
earned top Helen Hayes Award
honors on both sides of the D.C.
theater prize divide.
The Olney Theatre CenterRound House Theatre co-production of “In the Heights” topped a
strong field on the bigger-budget
“Hayes” side of the awards, which
expanded four years ago to reflect
Washington theater’s growth and
create balanced comparisons. The
show, produced at the Olney, won
only two awards, but one was for
top musical, besting Signature
Theatre’s “A Little Night Music”
and “Crazy for You,” Ford’s Theatre’s “Ragtime” and Round
House’s “Caroline, or Change.”
On the smaller-budget “Helen”
side, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s
U.S. premiere of a Spanish-language “In the Heights” had the
biggest night of all, collecting nine
awards including outstanding
musical, director and choreographer (both to Luis Salgado),
musical direction and ensemble.
Laura Lebrón won leading-actress
honors for her performance as college dropout Nina, and Félix
Marchany — whose name flashed
on the screen before all the nominees had been announced —
earned the supporting-actor
award as the Piragua Guy.
Among plays, the Shakespeare
Theatre Company’s “Twelfth
Night” led Hayes-side contenders,
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BOOK WORLD
She lived to see the day
‘Warlight’
shines by
instilling
intrigue
Not so long ago, Michelle Obama’s portraitist could not have pictured this moment
BY
P HILIP K ENNICOTT
st. louis — On Thursday evening, the crowd
at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
overflowed the room in which Amy Sherald
was speaking, so late arrivals watched the
artist talk on monitors in the atrium. It’s been
a little over three months since Sherald, the
artist who painted Michelle Obama’s official
portrait for the National Portrait Gallery,
became a public figure, admired and reviled
according to the usual cleavages of race and
culture that divide this country. But for an
artist who confesses a “healthy amount of
self-doubt,” she is poised, confident and funny when addressing a crowd of people who
deeply appreciate what she has done for
painting, for women, for the Obamas, and for
the cause of African American artists.
“I thought I was going to die when I was
39,” the 44-year-old Sherald says. Her life
story is part of the bond that ties her to the
JUSTIN T. GELLERSON
TOP: Amy Sherald’s
2015 oil “The
Bathers.” ABOVE:
The artist, who
faced intense
scrutiny after
painting Michelle
Obama’s portrait,
now has her first
major solo show.
people in this room, many of whom already
know the basic outlines: She was a struggling
painter from Columbus, Ga., when she was
diagnosed with congestive heart failure at
age 31. She lived with the fear of death
through a fraught but formative decade that
included a lifesaving heart transplant in
2012. She emerged from the nightmare stronger, more confident and with a deeper sense
of artistic purpose. In 2016, the Baltimorebased artist won the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever competition, and
she was then selected by Michelle Obama to
paint the first lady’s portrait.
“Everybody should be a donor,” she tells
the crowd, deflecting their curiosity about
her health onto a constructive message about
organ donation. She is good at this, inviting
people into her story and then steering them
to something else — to her art, or the people
she has painted, or some sense of construc-
BY
NOTEBOOK CONTINUED ON C2
Fox props up ‘Last Man Standing’
AND
BY E MILY Y AHR
T RAVIS M . A NDREWS
The “Roseanne” effect has
started.
Fox confirmed on Monday that
the network picked up a new
season of “Last Man Standing” —
the previously canceled ABC comedy starring Tim Allen — after
being “emboldened” by the response to the reboot of “Roseanne” this spring.
Both shows feature 1990s sitcom stars playing lead characters
with conservative views who
clash with their liberal family
members.
While executives clarified that
Sitcom with character
who is conservative was
dropped by ABC last year
they were interested in “Last Man
Standing” (produced by its own
studio, Twentieth Century Fox
Television) long before “Roseanne” debuted on ABC in March
with a jaw-dropping 18 million
viewers, seeing those numbers
helped.
“Obviously, I think everyone
took a good hard look at the
performance of ‘Roseanne.’ It did
so well, and it certainly did remind us that we have a huge
iconic comedy star in our Fox
family in Tim Allen,” said Dana
Walden, chairman and chief executive for Fox Television Group, on
a conference call to announce the
network’s fall 2018 schedule.
“[‘Last Man Standing’] is a really
funny show.”
She added that Fox considered
picking up the comedy when ABC
canceled it last year but couldn’t
find the right place on its schedule. Plus, she said, “ABC didn’t
really prioritize” the series, and it
still earned about 8 million viewers every week, so Fox executives
FOX CONTINUED ON C4
FOX
“Last Man Standing,” the sitcom that stars Tim Allen as a
conservative man who hates political correctness, moves to Fox.
A NNA M UNDOW
Michael Ondaatje’s new novel,
“Warlight,” his first in seven years,
has the immediate allure of a dark
fairy tale. “In 1945 our parents
went away and left us in the care of
two men who may have been criminals,” the adult narrator begins,
leading us into the shadowlands
of memory.
On a summer day in postwar London,
Nathaniel and
Rachel, both
teenagers, listen bleakly as
their parents
announce that
they are leaving
for Singapore
on
business,
WARLIGHT
without them.
By Michael
“Neither RaOndaatje
chel nor I said a
Knopf. 304 pp.
word,” Nathan$26.95
iel
recalls.
“They had rarely spoken to us about their lives.
We were used to partial stories.”
The reader too is blinkered from
the outset, permitted to see only
what Ondaatje, a master of concealment, reveals as Nathaniel exhumes his parents’ secrets from
the mire of espionage and war. “I
know how to fill in a story from a
grain of sand or a fragment of
discovered truth,” he declares decades later when the ultimate revelation strikes with quiet but lethal force. And “Warlight” is a
mosaic of such fragments, so cunBOOK WORLD CONTINUED ON C3
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Rob Lowe headed to Millie’s
Spring Valley for a late bite.
Taraji P. Henson’s hashtag:
#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket.
HEY, ISN’T THAT . . . ?
Card-carrying Brat Pack
member Rob Lowe hanging with
his D.C. friends after his oneman show?
The 54-year-old actor
performed “Stories I Only Tell
My Friends: Live!,” the 3-D
version of his 2011 memoir, at
Strathmore in Bethesda on
Friday night. During the show,
the “West Wing” alum joked
about how his role in the film
“Super Troopers 2” might hit
close to home: “I play a
government leader who has a
tenuous grasp on the facts and a
penchant for over-the-top selfaggrandizement. I mean, how
unrealistic is that?”
Lowe also managed to get in a
subtle dig at the White House
while press secretary Sarah
Huckabee Sanders sat in the
audience. During the Q&A
portion of the evening, Lowe
answered one query from an
audience member quite
cryptically. “I am not aware of
any of those details; I will have to
get back to you,” the actor said,
parroting a line often spoken by
Sanders in the briefing room.
After the show, Lowe and pals
Susanna and Jack Quinn
headed to Millie’s Spring Valley
in the District. The Californiastyle eatery (Lowe lives in Santa
Barbara) kept the kitchen open
an hour later than normal for the
actor and his friends. Lowe, we
hear, left a 100 percent tip.
LOVE, ETC.
Taraji P. Henson
announces her
engagement to
ex-NFL player
Actress and Washington
native Taraji P. Henson’s gift
haul for Mother’s Day started out
pretty well: She received a
diamond-studded Cartier
bracelet from her steady, former
NFL player Kelvin Hayden. But
things took a turn for the evenblingier when Hayden next
presented the “Empire” star with
an engagement ring you couldn’t
miss from across the room.
“I said yes y’all!!!” Henson
wrote in the caption of an
Instagram photo of their
interlaced hands. “He started
with the Cartier love bracelet
BUT that was my #Mothersday
gift and then he dropped to his
knee and I almost passed out!!!”
Henson, who was born and
raised in D.C. and graduated
from Howard, added the happy
hashtag
#sheisofficiallyoffthemarket.
Henson, 47, has a son from a
previous relationship. Hayden,
34, played in the 2007 Super
Bowl for the Indianapolis Colts,
who beat the Chicago Bears.
JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the subject of an upcoming book by Vicky Ward.
Javanka’s unwelcome ink in ‘Trump, Inc.’
E
veryone’s favorite White
House portmanteau is getting
the book treatment: Javanka
(first daughter Ivanka Trump
and husband and fellow presidential
adviser Jared Kushner) are the
subject of an upcoming book by
journalist Vicky Ward.
There’s reason to think the couple
won’t exactly be lining up for signed
copies — the title is “Trump, Inc.,”
Ward tells us, an apparent reference
to her previous criticism of
the powerful pair. Ward, who has
written for Esquire, Vanity Fair and
HuffPost, has said the KushnerTrumps have used their White House
positions to enrich themselves. “The
White House is turning into the
Kushner piggy bank,” she said in an
interview last year. And on Ivanka:
“What is she doing policy-wise?
Nothing. But what she is doing is
wearing clothes. She’s in a business
that sells clothes, shoes. That’s what
she does.”
Ward tells us she’s “in the thick of
reporting” and spending a “great deal
of time” in Washington for the book,
which is to be published by St.
Martin’s Press in 2019. Maybe not the
easiest job — the New York Post,
which first reported the book news,
reports that the couple isn’t
cooperating, and that “no one in their
inner circle will talk to her either.”
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Heart and soul: Amy Sherald meets America in the middle
NOTEBOOK FROM C1
tive social purpose.
Sherald has come to St. Louis to
open her first major solo show in a
U.S. museum. It isn’t a big exhibition, just eight paintings, but she
works on a large scale, and she
works very slowly. Her depictions
of African American subjects are
meticulously finished, with the
figures set against brilliantly colored but mostly blank backdrops.
They are about life-size, have extraordinary presence, and with
their faces and skin painted in the
colorless grayscale of a black-andwhite photograph, they are also a
bit surreal.
In the past decade, Sherald estimates that she has made only
about 30 paintings, and most of
those she has had to sell to keep
atop of bills, including hefty medical expenses. “I needed every one
of those to be out in the world,” she
says, acknowledging regret over
being obliged to sell some of her
favorites. Although it was the
Obama portrait that made her a
household name, she has been on
a sprint for several years now,
struggling to produce work, fulfill
commissions and gather enough
material for new exhibitions.
“I’ve been working consistently
since 2015, almost seven days a
week, like 12 hours a day,” she says.
“And maybe in three years I’ve
been able to take off 30 days, not
enough time to actually decompress.” She acknowledges that “it’s
been really tough as of lately,” like
a marathon.
The Obama commission was
only one explosive event in a career that has been full of remarkable coups and careful planning.
When the first lady’s portrait was
unveiled in February, Sherald
wasn’t quite ready for the searing
scrutiny, for the casual obscenities
with which people described her
work, for the intensity of the racism. “I’ll never let the public know,
but my feelings were hurt,” she
says. That lasted about 24 hours,
and then she got on with life.
Since then, she and her most
famous subject have become curiously intertwined in the public
imagination, two women who
seem to share a formidable sense
of resilience, who are larger than
their own personal stories, embodying the aspiration of countless others. During the questionand-answer session after her talk,
it’s clear the audience feels as if
AMY SHERALD/MONIQUE MELOCHE GALLERY
Amy Sherald’s “Varsity Girl,” left, from 2016 and “What’s Precious Inside of Him Does Not Care To Be Known by the Mind in Ways
That Diminish Its Presence (All American),” from 2017, two of the eight works from her self-titled exhibition in St. Louis.
Sherald carries with her something of Michelle Obama, that
there has been a mutual exchange
of mystique between artist and
subject. Sherald leavens this with
self-deprecation.
“I’m continuing to do what I did
before; I just get paid a bit more,”
she says.
But things are changing,
changes that one can detect in the
new work she has introduced in
this exhibition. Success has freed
her from past constraints. Her
earlier portraits were scaled to 54
by 43 inches, because that was the
largest size that would fit in the
back of a friend’s SUV. Her new
work is larger. Her old work usually focused on a single subject,
directly addressing the viewer.
One of her new works shows two
young women, one of them uncharacteristically turned away
from the viewer. Her old work
situated her figures in mysteriously empty space, as if they were
floating in the watery ether of an
old daguerreotype. Her new work
places them in landscapes of short
grass, with a recognizable horizon
line.
“There is a lot more that is
described in it,” Lisa Melandri,
executive director of the Contemporary Art Museum, says of one of
the most recent paintings. The
work still has a “fantastical” feeling, she says, but there’s a new
specificity, a hint of landscape, not
just a blazing blue background but
a real horizon with a suggestion of
actual sky. Melandri doesn’t want
to predict the future but says,
“That’s something to look at when
it comes to what’s coming next.”
It would be a logical development. In her artist’s talk, Sherald
shows a series of slides including
examples of the kind of historic
portraiture against which she has
reacted, in which African American figures play subservient roles,
looking not at the viewer but adoringly at the white subject of the
painting. She also shows a 1986
painting called “Object Permanence” by Bo Bartlett, a painter
from Georgia who works in a realist style. It shows an African Amer-
ican man standing confidently in
front of a small tract house, an
ambiguous figure who may be the
father, or a father figure, or a
worker helping out the white
woman and three children who
seem to live there.
“I’m continuing to do
what I did before; I just
get paid a bit more.”
Amy Sherald, on life after her portrait
of Michelle Obama was unveiled
“The one artist who actually
had influence over me was Bo
Bartlett,” she says of a painter born
in her home town who has specialized in detailed, dreamlike renderings of (mostly) white Southern life, a vision one New York
critic called a “Calvin Klein and
Ralph Lauren” vision of American
life. Bartlett’s work inspired her
think about her work in relation-
ship to a larger tradition of American realism, looking for ways to
tell African American stories
within that tradition. “I feel like
there’s not enough of that in the
American art canon,” she says.
But it’s clearly not just a matter
of telling stories or connecting her
subjects to identifiable landscape.
In oblique ways, Sherald speaks of
her career as a search for her own
Americanness.
She remembers spending time
in Norway, where she was surprised people thought of her as an
American, not as an African
American. Her American identity
wasn’t something she thought a
lot about until the election of Barack Obama, when it became complicated, more interesting and unsettling. “It was something that
was out there but not really present to me,” she says.
It cropped up, though, from
time to time in her work, as in the
red, white and blue depiction of
the flag on the shirt of a young
man in a 2017 painting. And it may
be back in the newest painting on
view, “Planes, Rockets and the
Spaces in Between,” which includes in its enigmatic background the arcing plume of smoke
from a rocket taking off. The reference to the romanticized past of
the 20th-century Space Age is as
quintessentially American as the
team letter jacket of the young
woman depicted in the 2016 “Varsity Girl.” And equally as ambiguous.
Sherald is coy about the “what’s
coming next.” In St. Louis, she is
addressing a crowd that is keenly
aware of the city’s identity as the
epicenter of a new chapter in the
civil rights movement that
emerged in nearby Ferguson,
where police shot and killed an
unarmed African American teenager named Michael Brown in
2014. In 2016, the Contemporary
Art Museum St. Louis was roiled
with controversy when it showed
an exhibition of work by a white
artist, Kelley Walker, whose paintings include found and sometimes
sexualized images of African
Americans that many local audiences found offensive. When
asked what she wants Americans
to understand about “blackness,”
Sherald answers directly: “Maybe
just that: That we are American,
too.”
But she goes on to add something else. Her work is meant as a
kind of refuge, as a place to encounter images of self-sufficient,
entirely present black people,
without the noise that is the background to so much of American
life. She says these are works “to
rest your eyes on,” and “to not feel
the fight, to just be present.”
It is a canny self-observation,
about work that is surprisingly
quiet, and thus all the more poignant in its insistence and clarity.
But that sense of repose seems as if
it is about to evolve in some way.
Now that people are listening, her
figures of silence are entering into
the world, living not just in a
dreamscape of brilliant color but
on terra firma. And that ground
seems to be America.
philip.kennicott@washpost.com
Amy Sherald is on view at the
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
through Aug. 19. For more
information, visit camstl.org. The
exhibition will travel to the Crystal
Bridges Museum of American Art in
Bentonville, Ark., in September and
the Spelman College Museum of Fine
Art in Atlanta in January.
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A partial list of Helen Hayes Awards
winners. A full list can be found at
washingtonpost.com.
Outstanding direction in a
musical — Hayes
Kathryn Chase Bryer, “Wonderland:
Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure,”
Imagination Stage
Outstanding direction in a
musical — Helen
Luis Salgado, “In the Heights,”
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Outstanding direction in a play
— Hayes
Ethan McSweeny, “Twelfth Night,”
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Outstanding direction in a play
— Helen
Rick Hammerly, “Lela & Co.,”
Factory 449
Outstanding ensemble in a
musical — Hayes
“Ragtime,” Ford’s Theatre
Outstanding supporting actress
in a play — Helen
Susan Rome, “Brighton Beach
Memoirs,” Theater J
Outstanding lead actor in a
musical — Hayes
(tie) Kevin McAllister, “Ragtime,”
Ford’s Theatre
Blakely Slaybaugh, “The Pajama
Game,” Arena Stage
Outstanding lead actress in a
musical — Hayes
Rayanne Gonzales, “In the
Heights,” Olney Theatre Center and
Round House Theatre
Outstanding lead actor in a
musical — Helen
Michael Innocenti, “Parade,”
Keegan Theatre
Outstanding lead actress in a
musical — Helen
Laura Lebrón, “In the Heights,”
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Outstanding ensemble in a
musical — Helen
“In the Heights,” GALA Hispanic
Theatre
Robert Prosky Award for
outstanding lead actor in a play
— Hayes
Ted van Griethuysen, “The Father,”
Studio Theatre
From left, Ximena Salgado, Rafael Beato, Gabriella Perez, Juan Luis Espinal, Scheherazade Quiroga, Vaughn Ryan Midder and Melinette
Pallares in GALA Hispanic Theatre’s “In the Heights,” which won nine awards in the smaller-budget category of the Helen Hayes Awards.
Outstanding ensemble in a play
— Hayes
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,”
Ford’s Theatre
Outstanding lead actress in a
play — Hayes
Lizan Mitchell, “A Raisin in the
Sun,” Arena Stage
‘In the Heights’ and other highlights
Outstanding ensemble in a play
— Helen
“Peter and the Starcatcher,”
Constellation Theatre Company
Robert Prosky Award for
outstanding lead actor in a play
— Helen
Frank Britton, “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’
Train,” 1st Stage
SHALEV WEINSTEIN
HELEN HAYES FROM C1
landing four awards; on a balanced night, no other show took
home more than two trophies.
“Twelfth Night” was named outstanding play (the best-picture Oscars equivalent), and it also won
for Ethan McSweeny’s direction
and Lee Savage’s set, which imaginatively turned Harman Hall into
an airport terminal.
Theater Alliance’s “Still Life
With Rocket,” an immersive project conceived and directed by Mollye Maxner about a retired female
boxer and dementia, won outstanding play on the Helen side.
Theater Alliance, which performs
in the Anacostia Playhouse, has
captured that top honor three
times in the four years since the
awards expanded in 2015.
The Hayes Awards continue to
evolve, growing from the overhasty 2015 fiasco at the Lincoln
Theatre — where the gala crowd
for what’s long been called Washington’s “drama prom” had to hobble blocks away for the postawards party — to Monday’s all-inone event at the Anthem, the new
concert venue a stone’s throw
from Arena Stage. The Anthem
gave the event a high gloss, despite
the heavy downpour as everyone
arrived and despite the evening’s
slow start and halting pace.
“There are 1,862 of you,” Theatre Washington President and
CEO Amy Austin told the typically
boisterous crowd. “Which means
we’re doing something right.”
Since their beginnings in 1985,
SCOTT SUCHMAN
Hannah Yelland and Antoinette Robinson in Shakespeare Theatre’s
“Twelfth Night,” which was named outstanding play.
the awards have been more about
celebration than competition, and
parceling roughly 50 awards in
less than three hours keeps the
city’s professional theaters together for the night, rather than at
separate Equity and non-Equity
ceremonies months apart, which
has long been Chicago’s model.
The community spirit has led
Theatre Washington, which administers the awards, to increasingly bestow its annual Tribute
upon distinguished D.C. figures
rather than national and international stage celebrities. One of the
city’s most versatile and durable
performers, Nancy Robinette,
earned this year’s Tribute; Robinette, seen most recently in Annie
Baker’s “John” at Signature,
picked up her first Hayes nomina-
tion in 1987 and has won for performances at Woolly Mammoth,
Studio Theatre, Round House and
the Shakespeare Theatre.
Last year’s Tribute honoree, Ted
van Griethuysen, won his eighth
acting award for his leading turn
as a dementia sufferer in “The
Father” at Studio. Other Hayesside acting winners included Lizan Mitchell as the matriarch in
Arena Stage’s “A Raisin in the Sun”
and Rayanne Gonzales as the
grandmother in the Olney-Round
House “In the Heights.”
The tie for leading actor in a
musical included a curiosity:
Blakely Slaybaugh was named for
his rubbery dancing in Arena’s
“The Pajama Game,” though his
role as Prez seems to fit the definition of “supporting,” since there is
a clear romantic lead in that show.
Slaybaugh tied with Kevin McAllister, who won for playing
Coalhouse Walker Jr. in “Ragtime”
at Ford’s — two years after winning for the same role at Toby’s
Dinner Theater.
Signature’s sterling revival of
Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little
Night Music” managed wins only
for Tracy Lynn Olivera and Will
Gartshore. Top directing honors
for a musical went to Kathryn
Chase Bryer for the theater-foryoung-audiences show “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” at Imagination Stage.
On the Helen side, Michael Innocenti of Keegan Theatre’s “Parade” was named outstanding
lead actor in a musical. Felicia
Curry won lead actress in a drama
for “Lela & Co.” with Factory 449,
which also earned Rick Hammerly
a directing win. Frank Britton
claimed the lead-actor award for
the 1st Stage production of “Jesus
Hopped the ‘A’ Train.”
Last fall’s pre-Broadway tryout
of “Mean Girls,” which has 12 nominations for next month’s Tony
Awards, won as best visiting production, but most Helen Hayes
awards were for locally grown
shows that opened in 2017. Unlike
Broadway’s high-stakes Tonys,
which boost box office for commercial shows, the Hayes Awards
sort through the city’s professional (and mostly not-for-profit) productions that in some cases haven’t been seen since January
2017.
Outstanding performer, visiting
production
(tie) Alessandra Baldacchino, “Fun
Home,” National Theatre
Abby Corrigan, “Fun Home,”
National Theatre
Outstanding lead actress in a
play — Helen
Felicia Curry, “Lela & Co.,” Factory
449
Outstanding supporting actor in
a musical — Hayes
Will Gartshore, “A Little Night
Music,” Signature Theatre
Outstanding original play or
musical adaptation
Karen Zacarías (book), Deborah
Wicks La Puma (music), “Ella
Enchanted,” Adventure Theatre
MTC
Outstanding supporting actress
in a musical — Hayes
Tracy Lynn Olivera, “A Little Night
Music,” Signature Theatre
Outstanding supporting actor in
a musical — Helen
Félix Marchany, “In the Heights,”
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Outstanding supporting actress
in a musical — Helen
Kari Ginsburg, “The Wild Party,”
Constellation Theatre Company
James MacArthur Award for
outstanding supporting actor in
a play — Hayes
Jim Lichtscheidl, “Twelfth Night,”
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Outstanding supporting actress
in a play — Hayes
Erin Weaver, “Or,” Round House
Theatre
James MacArthur Award for
outstanding supporting actor in
a play — Helen
Jose Guzman, “Jesus Hopped the
‘A’ Train,” 1st Stage
Charles MacArthur Award for
outstanding original new play or
musical
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm,
“Hooded, or Being Black for
Dummies,” Mosaic Theater
Company
Outstanding visiting production
“Mean Girls,” National Theatre
Outstanding production in a
musical — Hayes
“In the Heights,” Olney Theatre
Center and Round House Theatre
Outstanding production in a play
— Hayes
“Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare
Theatre Company
Outstanding production in a
musical — Helen
“In the Heights,” GALA Hispanic
Theatre
Outstanding production in a play
— Helen
“Still Life With Rocket,” Theater
Alliance
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‘Warlight’: A quiet masterpiece from the author of ‘The English Patient’
BOOK WORLD FROM C1
ningly assembled that the finished pattern seems as inevitable
as it is harmonious. What must
happen does happen in this elegiac thriller; we just can’t see it
coming.
In a bomb-cratered London
“that still felt wounded, uncertain
of itself,” the abandoned brother
and sister grow up “protected by
the arms of strangers.” A household lodger nicknamed the Moth
is their official guardian. But other
adults soon populate their childhood, most notably the Darter, a
boxer turned dog-racing fixer who
knows the ways of the river, the
weather, women and thievery.
There is also Olive Lawrence, a
glamorous ethnographer briefly
attached to the Darter, and chimerical Arthur McCash, who will say
only, “Your mother is away. Doing
something important.”
For the first hundred pages, all
is atmosphere and allusion. Nathaniel, his first love, Agnes, and
later his sister, Rachel, join the
Darter as he plies London’s waterways at night, transporting greyhounds and other mysterious cargo. “What we carried was probably not dangerous, but we were
never sure,” Nathaniel recalls of
boxes loaded in the dark by silent
men. A year passes. The sinuous
narrative meanders, its desultory
pace mesmerizing, and Ondaatje’s
characters seem adrift on currents that are slow-moving yet
menacing.
Until the first shock arrives,
jolting a hazy world into focus: a
sudden attack, a rescue and then
“I could hear Rachel’s muffled crying as we were bundled into sepa-
rate vans, to be delivered to sepaand other fragments of the covert
rate destinations. Where were we
past that form a larger history of
going? Into another life.”
betrayal and revenge.
The novel alights in 1959. NaAs the pattern emerges,
thaniel, now 28, buys a house in
Ondaatje imperceptibly tightens
Suffolk — a house he althe narrative. Gradually,
ready knows, somehow
we see that no detail or
— from Mrs. Malakite, a
character, however inciwidow whose memory is
dental, has been extranedimming.
Nathaniel’s
ous. An injured boy who
recollections, on the othwas Rose’s childhood
er hand, are vivid though
companion; the naturalfractured. “The lost seist whose radio show she
quence in a life, they say,
listens to years later; the
is the thing we always Michael
deceased Mr. Malakite; a
search out,” he observes Ondaatje
sentence from a poem; a
of his need to solve the
hand-drawn map: All are
riddle that is his mother, Rose: her
relevant, everything fits. And
childhood, her disappearance and
dread too takes shape. “When he
reappearance, the scars he later
comes he will be like an Englishglimpses on her arms. Recruited
man,” Rose predicts in her journal,
by British Intelligence to review
and Nathaniel, too late, wants to
wartime files, Nathaniel unearths
ask who will come and “What did
details of a massacre in Yugoslavia
you do that was so terrible?” The
A husband won’t stand up to his mom
Adapted from a
recent online discussion, and continued from Monday.
Carolyn
Hax
Dear Carolyn:
Thanks so much
for your response.
Unfortunately, my
husband won’t be the one to [tell
his parents to back off ]; I’ve
asked him to after I walked away
from a conversation before and
he declined, saying he wouldn’t
be comfortable doing so. He’s
much much much quieter than I
am and really hates any type of
confrontation/disagreement/
verbal unpleasantness; he really
does have fantastic qualities that
outweigh this fault!
— Avoiding Questions again
Avoiding Questions again: I
appreciate this follow-up, thank
you.
I am also concerned, looking
ahead, about your potentially coraising a child with someone
who “really hates any type of
confrontation/disagreement/
verbal unpleasantness.”
It sounds as if his parents
created this with the same
boundary problems you’re
running into now, but that
doesn’t mean he’s without
responsibility. Their damage to
him as a child is now his to
acknowledge and fix as an adult.
I am completely on board
with the idea that different
people bring different strengths
and weaknesses both to their
romantic partnership and their
partnership as parents, and
often you’ll have to pitch in for
each other when one is better
able to accomplish something
than the other.
But being able to express
yourself during a difficult or
awkward time is not optional —
not in a healthy parent-child
relationship. Raising a kid often
feels like one difficult or
awkward time after another:
“No, you can’t stay up late”;
“Where do babies come from?
I’m glad you asked, here’s how it
goes”;
“Yes, your younger brother
made the travel team you got cut
from, I know you’re feeling bad
about that”;
“Mr./Ms. School
Administrator, this
accommodation for my child is
required by law, and I have the
NICK GALIFIANAKIS FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
paperwork to support our
request.”
So a more retiring co-parent
answer lies in the map. The truth,
however, is more elusive, its territory the heart and its wounds
invisible.
“No one really understands another’s life or even death,” Nathaniel learns, and this conundrum is
dramatized again and again
throughout Ondaatje’s work. In an
early poem, “Light,” for example,
he writes of family photographs
animating memory, “These are
their fragments, all I remember,/
wanting more knowledge of
them,” and in his 1992 novel, “The
English Patient,” one character,
recalling another, imagines “a
stone of history skipping over the
water, bouncing up so she and he
have aged before it touches the
surface again and sinks.”
Like its more immediate predecessors — “The Cat’s Table,” in
particular — Ondaatje’s new novel
is leaner than “The English Patient” and its focus tighter, a
searchlight’s focus. At one glorious moment, for example, it captures young Nathaniel and Mr.
Malakite, his rural mentor, in “the
shade of his one large mulberry
tree. We used to work mostly in
vigorous sunlight, so now it is the
shade I think of, not the tree. . . .
The breeze lifted itself over the
shallow hill and entered what felt
like our dark room, rustling
against us. . . . The ants in the
grass climbing their green towers.”
In “Warlight,” all is illuminated,
at first dimly then starkly, but
always brilliantly.
certainly can be, say, the
homework explainer and
behind-the-scenes calendar
keeper while the more outgoing
parent takes meetings and
makes phone calls — absolutely.
I’m all for it. But the parent job
automatically and regularly
requires both parents at times to
be able to hold their ground
under sometimes overwhelming
emotional pressure.
Do you know who exploits the
gap when one parent won’t step
up? The kids. And they’re on to
you younger than you’d ever
believe, walking all over the
nonconfrontational parent at
the expense of the spinier one.
To the ultimate detriment of the
child.
Plus: What if, kids or no kids,
you end up incapacitated in the
hospital and he’s the one who
has to speak for you? What then?
So it’s important for you and
any future children that he and
“verbal unpleasantness” come to
some functional truce.
Mostly, though, he owes it to
himself. Handing something of
value over to fear is never a
confidence builder.
Therefore, it would be
absolutely fair for you to make
the point that there are times in
every marriage where “I
wouldn’t be comfortable” is not
a menu option.
When his mother — and his
ongoing refusal to intervene —
are causing you significant pain?
That sounds like one of those
times. But that’s up to you.
bookworld@washpost.com
Anna Mundow is a freelance
journalist and reviewer in
Massachusetts.
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
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are curious to see what happens
when they put marketing muscle
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who hates Barack Obama and
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the cancellation had anything to
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theorized that ABC was more interested in shows produced by its
own studio. “Tim’s personal politics aren’t a big feature on the
show. I think if you were to talk to
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views, and the show never delved
deeply into political views.”
Another topic on the call: The
cancellation of “Brooklyn NineNine,” which sparked intense reaction from fans on social media.
NBC picked up the show about 24
hours after Fox canceled it.
Walden said they loved the sitcom and cast, yet “ultimately, we
felt like we didn’t have the exact
right place to schedule it this
year.” (Fox’s schedule has shifted
this fall with the addition
of Thursday Night Football.)
Walden said “Brooklyn NineNine” performed best on Sunday
nights after “The Simpsons,” but
the network planned to hand that
slot to the popular cartoon “Bob’s
Burgers.”
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have a plum time period,” she said.
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just really limited the opportunities to schedule ‘Brooklyn.’ ”
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The network’s new fall series
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Philadelphia” star Charlie Day,
and “Rel,” based on the life of Lil
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Sunday’s from NBC, which is
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Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” — all produced by Dick
Wolf, the creator of “Law & Order”
— from 8 through 11 p.m. Wednesdays. The decision will allow more
opportunity for the shows to
“overlap and cross over,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob
Greenblatt told reporters on Sunday.
NBC’s first season of “Brooklyn
Nine-Nine” won’t air until 2019,
but Greenblatt said, “We think it
fits into our brand of comedy in
many ways better than it ever fit
into the Fox brand of comedy.”
Until then, comedy fans have a
two-hour block of sitcoms on
Thursdays, including “I Feel Bad”
— developed by writer Aseem Batra and executive produced by
Amy Poehler — about a woman
who is struggling to be “perfectly
okay with being imperfect.” The
night also includes “Will & Grace,”
which is enjoying a successful
reboot after being off the air for
more than a decade.
NBC is also betting heavily on a
new medical drama called “New
Amsterdam,” which is scheduled
for the coveted time slot after
“This Is Us” on Tuesdays. It follows Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), a doctor who wants to “to
tear up the bureaucracy” at his
underfunded hospital, which is
based on New York’s Bellevue, the
nation’s oldest public hospital.
The network is also launching a
new “Lost”-esque drama called
“Manifest,” about 191 passengers
of an airplane who, upon arrival,
discover that the world has aged
five years. The drama will air on
Mondays in a comfortable time
slot after “The Voice.”
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Shear Madness
The Kennedy Center
Theater Lab
Regular Schedule:
Tuesday–Friday at 8
Saturday at 6 & 9
Sunday at 3 & 7
This record-breaking interactive solve-the-crime comedy
keeps the audiences laughing as they try to outwit the
suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the
minute improvisation deliver “shrieks of laughter night after
night.” (Washington Post)
The Kennedy Center
Theater Lab
Student Rush
Tickets Available
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Thu at 5PM
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MUSIC - ORCHESTRAL
Noseda conducts
Brahms's
Fourth Symphony
Thursday at 7
Saturday at 8
In his final concerts of the season, Gianandrea Noseda
leads a program unified by J.S. Bach. The program includes
Berio's take on Bach's unfinished Contrapunctus XIX, plus two
more Bach-influenced works: Berg's Violin Concerto featuring
James Ehnes and Brahms's Symphony No. 4.
Kennedy Center
Concert Hall
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THE WASHINGTON POST
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MUSIC REVIEW
Excess doesn’t play well for
Russian American trio in D.C.
BY
C HARLES T . D OWNEY
Do musicians of any nationality have a special understanding
of the music composed by their
compatriots? A chance to test
this hypothesis came on Sunday
with a recital by the Russian
American Hermitage Piano Trio,
presented by the Phillips Collection at the International Student
House.
Alexander Goedicke’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “Les
Saisons” for piano trio opened
the concert. All three musicians
approached the piece with a
spontaneity of rubato that suited
it well, giving the February “Carnival” piece a raucous quality and
the avian warblings of the March
“Lark” movement a quirky un-
LISA-MARIE MAZZUCCO
The Hermitage’s Misha Keylin, Ilya Kazantsev and Sergey Antonov.
predictability.
Pianist Ilya Kazantsev has
joined the group since its last
visit to the Phillips, in 2012, and
he tended to dominate too much
with an excess of sound and a
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To Space and Back 11:00AM
Dark Universe Space Show (NR)
11:30-12:30-1:30-2:30-3:30-4:30
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Tully (R) 12:15-2:45-5:15-7:45
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(NR) 1:15-3:30-5:45-8:00
The Judge 1:00-3:15-5:30-7:45
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Medal of Honor Theater - NMMC
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The Magic of Flight (NR) 4:00
Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the
Seas 2D 11:00-2:00
We, the Marines (NR) 10:0012:00-1:00-3:00
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Bad Samaritan (R) 10:15
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American Dream: Detroit 7:00
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I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 3:10-5:458:20-10:55
Smithsonian - Lockheed Martin
IMAX Theater
601 Independence Avenue SW
Journey to Space 3D (NR) 10:2511:35-1:00-3:15
Avengers: Infinity War An IMAX
3D Experience (PG-13) 6:50
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
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Planet Power: An IMAX 3D
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Pandas: An IMAX 3D Experience
(G) 12:10-2:25
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Capital Ctr 12
800 Shoppers Way
Black Panther (PG-13) CC:
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Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
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Traffik (R) CC: 11:40-2:15-4:40Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 12:20
7:00-9:20
His Kind of Woman (NR) 3:15
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
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2D Experience (PG-13) CC: 12:45The Death of Stalin (R) 2:30
4:00-7:15-10:30
In the Last Days of the City
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 11:00(Akher ayam el madina) (NR)
11:50-12:30-2:00-2:45-4:15-5:154:45
6:30-7:30-8:45-9:45
You Were Never Really Here
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PG(R) 9:30
13) 4:25-10:15
Where Danger Lives (Voyage
ArcLight Bethesda
sans retour) (NR) 5:40
7101 Democracy Boulevard
Redoubtable (Godard mon
Black Panther (PG-13) 11:45amour) (Le Redoutable) (R)
4:35
12:25-2:40-4:55-7:10-9:25
Rampage (PG-13) 3:00
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
(NR) 7:30
Wild Combination: A Portrait of 2:00-8:30
Avengers: Infinity War in DisArthur Russell (NR) 9:30
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AMC Academy 8
Ready Player One (PG-13)
6198 Greenbelt Road
11:25-2:45-5:25
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 2:50
CC: (!) 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:30-6:00- A Quiet Place (PG-13) 11:008:00-9:30
2:20-5:55-8:25-10:15
Avengers: Infinity War in
Life of the Party (PG-13) 11:50Disney Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: (!) 1:10-2:25-3:35-4:55-7:20-8:203:30-7:00
9:50-10:30
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC:
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 11:35-2:1012:15-2:15-4:45-7:15
4:40-7:10-9:35
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC: 1:30- Tully (R) 11:20-12:40-2:55-5:054:10-6:45
7:35-8:10-9:55
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: (!)
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 12:253:00-5:20-7:45
5:40
Overboard (PG-13) CC: 12:30Overboard (PG-13) 11:40-2:153:15-5:50-8:30
4:50-7:25-10:00
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 12:30- Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
3:00-5:15-7:30-9:45
1:15-4:30-7:45
Chappaquiddick (PG-13) CC:
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3:45-6:50-10:00
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
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4:40-7:20-10:00
Overboard (PG-13) (!) 3:45-9:30 Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
11:10-11:30-12:30-12:50-1:30AMC Columbia 14
2:40-3:00-4:00-4:20-5:00-6:1010300 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) 6:30-7:30-7:50-8:45-9:30-9:50
CC: (!) 11:30-3:00-6:30-8:00-10:00 A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 11:45-2:20
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney Breaking In (PG-13) 11:15-1:303:45-4:50-6:00-7:10-8:15-9:25Digital 3D (PG-13) (!) 1:00-4:30
10:30
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Bow Tie Harbour 9
Ready Player One (PG-13) CC:
2474 Solomons Island Road
6:10-9:30
Blockers (R) 11:30-2:10-5:00Tully (R) CC: 10:55-1:35-4:107:30-10:20
6:45-9:20
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 1:00-9:20
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4:00-6:50-9:30
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 11:10- Black Panther (PG-13) 12:301:40-4:15-6:50-9:35
3:30-6:30-9:40
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Chappaquiddick (PG-13) 10:2012:10-3:10
3:40-6:40
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) CC: 11:20- Bad Samaritan (R) 2:20-4:502:00-4:40-7:30-10:10
10:05
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PG- Tully (R) 10:00-12:20-2:50-5:1013) CC: 10:55-1:45-4:25-7:00-9:40 7:40-10:10
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 11:10- RBG (PG) 11:20-2:00-4:30-7:102:10-5:00-7:40-10:20
9:50
Overboard (PG-13) CC: 11:00I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 11:00-1:401:45-4:30-7:20-10:10
4:20-7:00-10:00
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX Life of the Party (PG-13) 10:502D Experience (PG-13) CC: (!)
11:50-1:20-3:50-6:20-7:20-9:00
11:00-2:30-6:00-9:30
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 11:50- Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
2:35-5:10-7:45-10:15
American Dream: Detroit (!) 7:00 Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) (!) 12:40-2:30-4:15-7:45-9:30;
12:15-7:10-10:30
12:00-3:30-7:00-10:30
AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 Avengers: Infinity War in
Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13)
9811 Washingtonian Ctr.
11:00-1:15-6:00-8:20
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Blockers (R) 11:05-1:50
CC: 11:30-6:30
Black Panther (PG-13) 12:10Avengers: Infinity War in Disney 3:25-6:45-10:00
Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: 10:00
Avengers: Infinity War in DisLife of the Party (PG-13) CC:
ney Digital 3D (PG-13) XD: 3:45
11:00-1:40-4:15-7:00-9:40
Rampage (PG-13) 3:30-6:10A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 1:50- 8:50
4:30-6:50-9:20
Tully (R) 11:30-2:00-4:25-7:00Overboard (PG-13) CC: (!) 11:10- 9:45
2:00-5:00-7:40-10:20
Life of the Party (PG-13) 11:30Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX 2:10-4:45-7:35-10:20
2D Experience (PG-13) CC: (!)
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 11:20AM
12:30-4:00-7:30-10:50
Mahanati (Telugu) (NR) 10:55Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 11:15- 2:45-6:35-10:25
1:00-3:20-8:00-10:30
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney (PG-13) 11:05-1:35-4:05-6:35Digital 3D (PG-13) 3:00
9:15
Breaking In (PG-13) (!) 5:45
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:40AMC Loews
3:10-5:35-8:00-10:30
St. Charles Town Ctr. 9
Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India
11115 Mall Circle
(NR) 4:30-8:30
Super Troopers 2 (R) 11:40Black Panther (PG-13) CC:
2:10-5:00-7:35-10:10
6:45-10:00
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R)
CC: 10:00-11:45-3:30-7:00-10:15 2:10-10:00
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney Raazi (NR) 11:25-3:00-6:4510:20
Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: 11:00Bad Samaritan (R) 11:00-3:50
2:30-6:00-9:30
Overboard (PG-13) 11:00-1:45Rampage (PG-13) CC: 11:154:40-7:35-10:30
2:00-4:45-7:30-10:30
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 11:45- Traffik (R) 11:15-1:45-4:206:50-9:20
2:15-4:45-7:15-9:45
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC: (!) 102 Not Out (PG) 11:15-2:004:35-7:20-10:05
10:15-1:30-4:00-6:30-9:15
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC:
Mehbooba (Telu1:15-4:00
gu)11:10-2:40-6:15-9:40
Overboard (PG-13) CC: 10:15Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
1:00-3:45-6:30-9:15
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 10:45- 11:35-12:40-1:45-2:30-3:0511:30-1:00-2:00-3:30-4:30-6:00- 4:15-4:50-5:25-6:35-7:45-9:007:00-8:15-9:30-10:30
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tendency to rush the tempo forward. As a result the best piece in
the set, the June “Barcarolle,” did
not pine and yearn enough, unbalanced further by the loud
countermelody of cellist Sergey
Antonov.
Balances were better in Glinka’s “Trio Pathétique,” especially
the longing phrases of violinist
Misha Keylin and the cello in the
first and third movements. Kazantsev reined in his booming
sound for the more Chopinesque
bel canto flourishes in his right
hand.
Sadly the best piece on the
program, Shostakovich’s mournful Piano Trio No. 2, fared the
Avengers: Infinity War in
Disney Digital 3D (PG-13)
11:00-6:00
Ready Player One (PG-13)
11:45AM
Breaking In (PG-13) 10:5512:30-1:30-3:00-4:00-5:20-6:307:45-9:00-10:15
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 5:00-7:5010:30
Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India
(NR) 1:00-5:00-9:00
Bad Samaritan (R) 9:00
Overboard (PG-13) 1:10-4:006:45-9:40
Breaking In (PG-13) 1:15-3:35Hoyt's West Nursery Cinema 14 5:55-8:15-10:35
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
1591 West Nursery Road
Black Panther (PG-13) CC: 12:504:00-7:00-9:55
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
CC: 11:00-11:50-12:40-1:30-2:303:20-4:10-5:00-6:05-6:55-7:458:35-9:25-10:10
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC:
11:30-2:00-4:35-7:05-9:35
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 11:552:15-4:30-7:20-9:40
Super Troopers 2 (R) CC: 12:302:55-5:20-7:55-10:20
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 11:051:40-4:15-6:50-9:30
Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R) CC:
11:15-2:00-4:45-7:30-10:15
Bad Samaritan (R) CC: 11:402:10-4:40-7:25-10:05
Overboard (PG-13) CC: 11:001:35-4:10-6:45-9:20
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: 11:2012:20-1:40-2:40-3:55-4:55-6:357:35-9:00-10:00
Landmark
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Let the Sunshine In (Un Beau Soleil Intérieur)1:00-3:40-7:40-9:55
RBG (PG) CC: 12:50-1:30-3:104:00-5:30-6:50-7:50-9:00-10:05
The Death of Stalin (R) CC:
1:40-4:10
Beirut (R) CC: 1:20-4:20-7:20-9:50
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) CC:
3:50-6:40
The Rider (R) CC: 1:50-4:457:30-10:00
Disobedience (R) CC: 1:10-2:004:30-7:00-9:00-9:40
Old Greenbelt Theatre
129 Centerway
Borg vs. McEnroe (R) 8:00
Finding Your Feet (PG-13) 5:15
Phoenix Theatres Marlow 6
3899 Branch Ave
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
11:45-1:00-3:15-4:30-7:00-8:30
Traffik (R) 5:30-8:45
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:45-1:503:00-4:05-5:20-6:20-7:30-8:40
Rampage (PG-13) 12:20-2:55
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PG13) 12:30-3:05-5:25-8:05
Regal Bowie Stadium 14
15200 Major Lansdale Blvd
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
1:00-1:40-2:20-3:20-5:00-5:406:40-7:50-8:20-9:00-10:00
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 2:50-4:306:10-9:30
Rampage (PG-13) 1:45-4:207:00-9:45
Tully (R) 1:30-4:00-10:15
Life of the Party (PG-13) 2:104:50-7:30-10:10
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PG13) 5:10-7:40-10:10
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 1:00-3:55
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 2:45-5:208:00-10:20
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 6:45-9:35
Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R) 1:004:00-7:00-10:00
Traffik (R) 1:30-4:10-6:45-9:20
Bad Samaritan (R) 2:00
Breaking In (PG-13) 2:00-4:307:00-9:30
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
Regal Cinemas Majestic
Stadium 20 & IMAX
900 Ellsworth Dr
Black Panther (PG-13) 1:10-1:304:25-7:40-11:00
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:30-1:00-3:55-4:10-4:40-5:107:35-7:50-8:20-8:50-11:10
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 12:15-12:454:25-8:05-11:00
Rampage (PG-13) 1:40-4:307:20-10:00
Ready Player One (PG-13) 12:303:55-7:10-10:30
Tully (R) 12:30-3:05-5:40-8:1510:45
Life of the Party (PG-13) 12:002:35-5:10-7:45-10:20
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 1:154:05-6:55
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PG13) 10:15
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:50-3:105:45-8:15-10:50
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 1:55-4:45-7:25
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 1:45-10:15
Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R)
5:10-10:50
Bad Samaritan (R) 9:45
Traffik (R) 12:10-2:40-8:10
Overboard (PG-13) 1:35-4:307:25-10:25
Avengers: Infinity War An IMAX 3D
Experience (PG-13) 12:00-7:20
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
2D Experience (PG-13) 3:40-10:50
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:20-1:053:00-3:50-4:45-5:20-7:25-7:509:55-10:20
Nothing to Lose (Nada a Perder
- Contra Tudo. Por Todos.) (PG)
12:30-3:45-7:00-10:15
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
Regal Germantown Stadium 14
20000 Century Blvd
Black Panther (PG-13) 12:103:45-9:30
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:10-12:30-1:15-1:30-3:30-3:504:50-6:50-7:10-8:25-8:40-10:1010:25
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 12:45-4:055:05-7:25-10:40
Life of the Party (PG-13) 12:002:40-5:15-7:50-10:30
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 12:203:00-6:00
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 12:00-2:30
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 1:00-3:205:40-8:00-10:20
Mahanati (Telugu) (NR) 12:003:35-7:10-10:40
UA Snowden Square
Stadium 14
9161 Commerce Center Dr
Black Panther (PG-13) 1:10-4:107:20-10:20
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:00-12:30-1:00-3:20-4:20-6:407:10-7:40-10:00
Rampage (PG-13) 6:00-8:50
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 1:30-2:00-3:50Regal Hyattsville Royale
4:50-5:20-8:10-8:40-10:30
Stadium 14
Ready Player One (PG-13) 12:106505 America Blvd.
Black Panther (PG-13) 1:05-4:10- 3:15-9:35
Life of the Party (PG-13) 12:007:15-10:20
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) 2:40-5:15-7:50-10:25
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 12:5012:00-12:45-2:45-3:20-3:353:30-6:10
4:05-6:05-6:40-6:55-7:25-9:30A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:20-2:5010:00-10:45
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney 5:30-8:10-10:30
Digital 3D (PG-13) 12:15-12:30- Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 12:40-3:10
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 1:00-3:403:50-7:10-10:15-10:30
6:20-9:15
Rampage (PG-13) 1:30-4:15Bad Samaritan (R) 9:00
7:00-9:45
Overboard (PG-13) 1:45-4:30Life of the Party (PG-13) 1:357:15-9:50
4:20-7:05-9:50
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:15-2:30Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
4:45-7:00-9:30
(PG-13) 10:35
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 12:051:50-4:35-7:25
Xscape Theatres Brandywine 14
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:10-2:357710 Matapeake Business Dr
5:15-7:35-10:05
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 12:10-2:50- CC: (!) 9:00-12:30-4:05-7:30-11:00
5:20-7:55
Black Panther (PG-13) CC: 3:30Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R)
6:30-9:30
2:25-7:45
Avengers: Infinity War in
Traffik (R) 12:00-5:15-10:35
Disney Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: (!)
Bad Samaritan (R) 10:25
11:50-3:20
Overboard (PG-13) 1:00-6:45I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 9:409:30; 4:00
12:40-6:00
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:00-2:40Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R) CC:
5:15-7:45-10:15
11:00-2:00-5:00-7:50-10:50
Regal Laurel Towne Centre 12 Rampage (PG-13) CC: 10:5014716 Baltimore Avenue
1:40-4:20-7:00-9:55
Black Panther (PG-13) 11:20-5:40 Bad Samaritan (R) CC: (!)
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) 3:10-9:10
11:30-12:00-1:00-1:55-3:00-4:40- Overboard (PG-13) CC: (!) 10:105:30-6:45-7:30-8:15-9:15
1:00-3:40-6:40-9:20
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney Traffik (R) CC: 10:30-12:50-3:30Digital 3D (PG-13) 12:30-4:107:20-9:50
8:00-10:20
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC: (!)
Rampage (PG-13) 2:15-10:10
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Life of the Party (PG-13) 11:20- A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC:
2:00-4:40-7:20-10:05
9:50-12:50
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 11:40-2:10- A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 10:004:30-9:35
12:20-2:50-5:20-8:00-10:30
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 1:40-7:00 Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 9:30Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R)
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2:20-8:45
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 11:35-5:00 CC: (!) 11:10-2:40-6:10-6:50Bad Samaritan (R) 9:50
9:40-10:20
Overboard (PG-13) 12:10-3:10- Breaking In (PG-13) CC: 10:406:15-9:00
11:30-1:20-2:10-3:50-4:40-6:20Breaking In (PG-13) 11:50-2:30- 7:10-9:00-10:00-11:20
4:30-7:10-10:15
Regal Rockville Ctr Stadium 13
199 East Montgomery Avenue
Black Panther (PG-13) 12:554:00-7:10-10:15
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
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Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 1:10-2:00-4:405:30-9:00
Tully (R) 12:15-2:50-5:15-7:5010:30
Life of the Party (PG-13) 1:154:00-6:40-9:20
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:25-2:455:05-7:40-10:10
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 12:004:00-9:30
Bad Samaritan (R) 1:00-3:406:20-9:15
Overboard (PG-13) 6:55
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:30-2:505:20-7:50-10:10
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
Overboard (PG-13) 1:00-4:0010:20
Regal Waugh Chapel
Stadium 12 & IMAX
1419 South Main Chapel Way
Black Panther (PG-13) 12:253:30-6:40-9:45
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:40-2:45-4:05-6:30-7:30-9:259:55
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 1:10-4:356:00-8:00
Rampage (PG-13) 6:50-9:30
Tully (R) 12:00-2:25-4:50-7:209:50
Life of the Party (PG-13) 1:204:10-7:15-10:00
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:55-3:205:45-8:10-10:30
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 1:00-3:50
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 1:30-4:15
Overboard (PG-13) 12:05-2:005:00-7:40-10:20
Avengers: Infinity War An IMAX
3D Experience (PG-13) 12:15-7:00
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
2D Experience (PG-13) 3:35-10:20
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:30-2:555:20-7:45-10:10
Regal Westview
Stadium 16 & IMAX
5243 Buckeystown Pike
Black Panther (PG-13) 11:052:50-6:20-9:40
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
11:00-11:30-12:00-1:30-3:003:30-5:00-6:00-6:30-7:00-8:3010:00-10:30
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) 1:00-2:30-4:308:00-9:30
Rampage (PG-13) 11:40-2:405:20-8:20-11:00
Tully (R) 12:20-2:55-5:30-8:1510:50
Life of the Party (PG-13) 11:202:10-4:50-7:40-10:20
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 11:503:20-6:10
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:10-3:105:40-8:10-10:40
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 12:40-3:507:10-10:15
Bad Samaritan (R) 9:00
Overboard (PG-13) 12:15-3:406:40-9:50
I Can Only Imagine (PG) 1:104:10-7:20-10:10
Avengers: Infinity War An IMAX
3D Experience (PG-13) 4:00-11:00
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
2D Experience (PG-13) 12:30-7:30
Breaking In (PG-13) 11:10-1:404:20-6:50-9:20
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: 11:303:00-6:30-10:15
Rampage (PG-13) CC: 10:201:05-3:55-6:50-9:25
Ready Player One (PG-13) CC:
2:40-6:15
Tully (R) CC: 11:35-2:20-4:457:05-9:35
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC:
11:20-1:50-4:40-7:20-9:55
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC:
10:45-1:20
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
(PG-13) CC: 12:20-2:50-5:207:50-10:20
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 11:452:00-4:20-6:45-9:00
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) CC: 11:252:05-4:55-7:25-10:05
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 11:402:30-5:05-8:00-10:35
Bad Samaritan (R) 4:00-6:35-9:15
Traffik (R) CC: 11:55-9:30
Overboard (PG-13) CC: 10:501:35-4:10-7:10
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
2D Experience (PG-13) CC: 10:302:15-6:00-9:45
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: 11:0512:15-1:25-2:45-3:45-5:15-7:308:25-10:00-10:45
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:00-3:30-7:00-10:30
Overboard (PG-13) 9:50
Breaking In (PG-13) Open Caption: 6:10
AMC Shirlington 7
2772 South Randolph St.
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
CC: 1:00-4:15-4:45-7:45
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: 1:45-7:15
Tully (R) CC: (!) 2:30-4:50-7:20
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 1:154:00-6:30
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 1:454:20-7:10
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) CC: 1:304:10-6:45
RBG (PG) (!) 2:00-5:00-8:00
AMC Tysons Corner 16
7850e Tysons Corner Ctr
Black Panther (PG-13) CC:
10:05-1:10-4:20-7:25-10:35
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
CC: 10:10-10:50-1:30-2:10-4:505:35-8:20-9:00
Avengers: Infinity War in
Disney Digital 3D (PG-13)
11:30-2:50-6:20-9:40
Rampage (PG-13) CC: 11:101:55-4:40-7:30-10:10
Tully (R) CC: 9:55-12:20-2:555:25-7:50-10:15
iPic Pike & Rose
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC:
11830 Grand Park Avenue
(!) 10:40-12:00-1:15-2:40-4:00Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
5:20-6:35-8:00-9:15-10:45
11:00-3:00-7:00-11:00
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC:
Life of the Party (PG-13) (!) 1:00- 10:00-1:05-4:05-9:10
4:15-7:30-10:30
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC:
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 11:30-2:30- 10:15-12:40-3:20-5:40-8:055:30-8:30-11:15
10:25
Tully (R) 12:15-3:30-6:30-9:30
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 10:25Traffik (R) 12:00-3:15-6:15-9:00 1:25-4:15-6:55-9:35
Overboard (PG-13) 11:45-2:45Bad Samaritan (R) 10:20-1:206:00-9:15
4:25-7:05-9:45
Breaking In (PG-13) (!) 12:30-2:00- Overboard (PG-13) CC: 10:553:45-5:00-6:45-7:45-9:45-10:45
1:40-4:30-7:10-9:50
Avengers: Infinity War An IMAX
3D Experience (PG-13) CC:
12:10-3:30-7:00-10:20
AMC Courthouse Plaza 8
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!)
2150 Clarendon Blvd.
9:45-12:05-2:25-4:45-7:20-9:55
Black Panther (PG-13) CC: 1:15- American Dream: Detroit (!)
4:15-7:15-10:15
7:00
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
CC: 2:30-3:30-6:00-7:00-9:159:30-12:50-4:10-7:40-11:00
10:15
AMC Worldgate 9
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
13025 Worldgate Drive
Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: 1:30Avengers:
Infinity War (PG-13)
4:45-8:00
CC: 2:00-4:20-7:30
Ready Player One (PG-13) CC:
Avengers: Infinity War in Disney
6:45-10:00
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 1:00- Digital 3D (PG-13) CC: 2:354:45-8:00
3:15-5:30-7:45-10:00
Rampage (PG-13) CC: 2:30A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC:
5:00-7:35
1:45-4:15
Ready Player One (PG-13) CC:
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 2:154:40-7:55
5:00-7:45-10:15
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC: (!)
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: 1:152:10-5:35-8:00
3:30-5:45-8:00-10:15
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 3:10AMC Hoffman Center 22
5:30-7:50
206 Swamp Fox Rd.
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC: 2:00
Blockers (R) CC: 1:15-4:00-9:45 I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 2:00Black Panther (PG-13) CC: 1:25- 4:35-7:10
Overboard (PG-13) CC: 2:054:20-7:20-10:40
4:40-7:15
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
CC: 12:30-1:00-4:15-4:45-7:45-8:30 Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!) 2:00Avengers: Infinity War in Disney 5:15-7:40
Digital 3D (PG-13) 2:45-6:30-10:15 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Rampage (PG-13) CC: 1:45-4:40One Loudoun
7:35-10:20
20575 East Hampton Plaza
Ready Player One (PG-13) CC:
Airplane! (PG) 7:00
12:10-3:30-6:50-10:25
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
Tully (R) CC: (!) 12:15-2:55-5:25- 10:15-11:20-12:00
8:05-10:35
Tully (R) 11:40-12:40
Life of the Party (PG-13) CC: 1:35- Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
4:15-7:05-9:50
2:20-2:40-3:20-6:00-6:40-9:45A Wrinkle in Time (PG) CC:
10:25
2:25-5:10
Life of the Party (PG-13)
A Quiet Place (PG-13) CC: 12:30- 11:00AM
3:00-5:20-7:45-10:30
Overboard (PG-13) 10:55AM
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) CC: 8:10RBG (PG) 10:35-1:20
10:45
Breaking In (PG-13) 12:20
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) CC: 1:55Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
4:50-7:55-10:40
3:55-7:40-11:30
Tyler Perry's Acrimony (R) CC:
Tully (R) 3:35-6:20-9:05-11:00
12:45-3:35-6:45-9:35
Life of the Party (PG-13) 2:00Bad Samaritan (R) (!) 12:055:00-8:00-10:00
2:45-8:15
Overboard (PG-13) 2:00-5:20Overboard (PG-13) CC: (!) 1:40- 8:40-11:45
4:25-7:15-10:05; (!) 5:30
RBG (PG) 4:20-7:20-10:15
Traffik (R) CC: 1:40-4:10-6:55-9:30 Breaking In (PG-13) 2:55-5:40Beirut (R) CC: 2:00-4:45
8:20-11:15
Avengers: Infinity War The IMAX
Angelika Film Center Mosaic
2D Experience (PG-13) CC: (!)
2911 District Ave
2:15-6:00-9:45
Isle
of Dogs (PG-13) 11:45RBG (PG) (!) 1:45-4:30-7:10-9:40
4:45-9:45
Breaking In (PG-13) CC: (!)
12:05-1:30-2:30-4:00-5:00-6:40- The Rider (R) 2:15-7:15
Tully (R) 10:10-12:35-2:557:40-9:00-10:00
5:20-7:45-10:10
American Dream: Detroit 7:00
Life of the Party (PG-13)
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
10:00-12:30-3:00-5:30-8:0012:00-3:30-7:00-10:45
10:30
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (PGA Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:0013) 7:40-10:10
2:35-5:05-7:35-10:00
AMC Potomac Mills 18
Disobedience (R) 11:15-2:002700 Potomac Mills Circle
4:40-7:25-10:20
Black Panther (PG-13) CC: 12:05- RBG (PG) 10:15-12:45-3:153:05-6:05-9:05
5:45-8:15-10:40
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
CC: 12:30-1:00-3:45-4:30-7:1510:00-11:30-1:25-3:15-4:557:45-10:45
7:00-8:30-10:45
VIRGINIA
Bow Tie
Reston Town Ctr 11 & BTX
11940 Market St
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:00-3:30-6:50-10:20
Blockers (R) 1:50-6:55
Tully (R) 2:00-4:50-7:30-10:05
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 4:30-9:30
Life of the Party (PG-13) 12:102:40-5:10-7:50-10:25
Chappaquiddick (PG-13) 1:003:50-6:30-9:20
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 12:30-2:505:40-8:10-10:30
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 1:30-4:207:10-9:50
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
12:40-1:40-2:20-4:10-5:20-6:007:40-9:00-9:40
Overboard (PG-13) 1:10-7:00-10:00
Cinema Arts Theatre
9650 Main St
worst. Antonov was unable to
keep the perilous harmonics that
open the first movement in tune
with Keylin’s violin, set lower
than the cello by the composer.
Kazantsev hammered so mercilessly at the next banal theme
that it lost all its shape and irony.
Similarly the rest of the piece was
so vicious in its speed and battering attack that it threatened to
tear apart under the stress.
This “heavy metal” harshness
did not line up with the sadness
of the piece. Following it with a
nutty encore, Rodion Shchedrin’s
“Let’s Play an Opera by Rossini,”
felt even more disjointed.
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A Wrinkle in Time (PG) 11:302:05-4:40-7:15-9:50
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) 12:00-2:355:05-7:35-10:05
Mahanati (Telugu) (NR) 11:253:00-6:30-10:00
A Quiet Place (PG-13) 11:35-1:504:15-6:40-9:00
Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India
(NR) 1:00-4:30-8:00
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) 11:20-4:5510:10
Rangasthalam (NR) 11:45-3:156:45-10:15
Bharath Ane Nenu (NR) 11:152:40-6:15-9:40
Raazi (NR) 12:30-3:25-6:20-9:15
October (Hindi) (NR) 11:55-2:455:20-7:55-10:35
Traffik (R) 12:45-3:10-5:45-8:1010:30
Irumbu Thirai (Irumbuthirai) (NR)
12:10-3:30-6:50-10:05
Breaking In (PG-13) 11:05-1:203:35-5:50-8:05-10:20
102 Not Out (PG) 12:05-2:25-4:507:20-9:45
Cake 12:40-3:20-6:10-8:50
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CLASSIC DOONESBURY
THE WASHINGTON POST
RE
GARRY TRUDEAU
RED AND ROVER
BRIDGE
PICKLES
. TUESDAY,
MAY 15 , 2018
BRIAN CRANE
BRIAN BASSET
AGNES
TONY COCHRAN
TOM THAVES
WUMO
MIKAEL WULFF & ANDERS MORGENTHALER
N-S VULNERABLE
NORTH
Q6
A6
QJ52
K9543
EAST
10 9 5
Q852
97
A 10 8 6
WEST
AJ82
J 10 9 7 3
10 8 6
7
FRANK AND ERNEST
SOUTH (D)
K743
K4
AK43
QJ2
The bidding:
SOUTH
WEST
NORTH
1 NT
Pass
3 NT
Opening lead — J
EAST
All Pass
P
laying the cards in the
proper order wouldn’t
seem hard, but looking even
three or four tricks ahead can
perplex players who lack card
sense.
Against today’s 3NT, West
led the jack of hearts, and
South won with the king
and led the queen of clubs.
East took his ace to return a
heart.
Declarer won and took the
jack of clubs. With a normal
3-2 break he would have
had 10 tricks, but when West
discarded a diamond, South
could only take dummy’s
king of clubs and four diamond tricks and give up.
Down one.
South should win the first
heart with the ace and lead
a low club from dummy. If
East grabs his ace, South
has 10 tricks. If East ducks,
South leads a diamond to
dummy and returns a second
club, and East must play low
again. With two clubs in the
bag, South leads a spade to
get his ninth trick. This play
would fail only if West had
the singleton ace of clubs.
“Card sense” can be
learned through study and
practice. Don’t despair if you
think you don’t have any.
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:
Q6A6
QJ52K9543
You are the dealer, neither
side vulnerable. What do you
say?
ANSWER: Here’s another
borderline decision on whether to open the bidding, and
the modern expert tendency
BLONDIE
seems to be “When in doubt,
open.” I’m not in doubt.
The hand has inadequate
defense, lack of length in
the major suits and looming
rebid problems. Moreover, no
opening bid has clear leaddirecting value. I would pass
with no guilt feelings.
DEAN YOUNG & JOHN MARSHALL
SALLY FORTH
FRANCESCO MARCIULIANO & JIM KEEFE
— Frank Stewart
© 2018, TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.
SUDOKU
SHERMAN’S LAGOON
CURTIS
BREWSTER ROCKIT: SPACE GUY!
JIM TOOMEY
RAY BILLINGSLEY
TIM RICKARD
TUESDAY, MAY 15 , 2018
.
THE WASHINGTON POST
MUTTS
EZ
PATRICK McDONNELL
DILBERT
SCOTT ADAMS
C7
RE
ZITS
JERRY SCOTT & JIM BORGMAN
HOROSCOPE
JUDGE PARKER
FRANCESCO MARCIULIANO & MIKE MANLEY
BIRTHDAY | MAY 15
This year you forge
ahead to create much
more of what you
desire. You display
not only a strong sense of
practicality, but also an innate
intelligence. If you are single,
you could meet someone from
out of the blue who shakes
up the status quo. You are in
a position to choose the type
of bond you desire. If you are
attached, make your sweetie
more of a priority. The two of
you will enjoy a special period
in your relationship. Gemini
often flirts with you, which
could cause a problem for you.
ARIES
(MARCH 21-APRIL 19).
You have been overly
concerned about your
finances as of late. Assess
which resources you are
willing to work with. You see
others transforming right in
front of you.
FRAZZ
JEF MALLETT
GARFIELD
JIM DAVIS
CANDORVILLE
DARRIN BELL
TAURUS
(APRIL 20-MAY 20).
In the morning, you won’t
be too concerned about
someone’s reaction to one of
your ideas. You find that the
unexpected takes on a new
significance, starting today.
You might be making changes
in the next few weeks that you
never would have anticipated.
GEMINI
(MAY 21-JUNE 20).
You often are entertaining
and/or witty. In the morning,
you are unwilling to share
some exciting news with
WEINGARTENS & CLARK others. A loved one might
wonder what is going on with
you. You’ll gain a sudden
insight as to what is happening
with someone from a distance.
BARNEY AND CLYDE
CANCER
(JUNE 21-JULY 22).
Prioritize what is happening
around you. Success greets
you more readily in the
morning than later in the day.
Know what you want, and
go for it. A partner might not
always agree with you.
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).
Your sunny personality might
make a loved one wish he or
she could be as upbeat as
you. Once you relax, you’ll
be able to help others gain
better control of their temper.
Maintain a sense of humor
when a loved one starts to
tease you.
VIRGO
(AUG. 23-SEPT. 22).
You have a way about you that
draws many people toward
you. You don’t often express
what is on your mind, but you
might today. Learn to stay
neutral and work with others’
suggestions.
LIBRA
(SEPT. 23-OCT. 22).
Defer to others when making
a key decision. Extremes play
a substantial role in what goes
on. A new beginning becomes
possible. Share more with
a key person. You suddenly
could see a feisty side of your
personality emerge.
NON SEQUITUR
WILEY
BABY BLUES
RICK KIRKMAN & JERRY SCOTT
SCORPIO
(OCT. 23-NOV. 21).
You could be tired and
withdrawn after the morning.
Others seek you out with
expectations that you will help
them. You might want to fulfill
their expectations, but also try
to make a decision just for you.
SAGITTARIUS
(NOV. 22-DEC. 21).
You might believe that you
need to put your nose to the
grindstone this morning and
clear out as much as possible.
You could be tired and
withdrawn. A loved one gets
you going in the afternoon.
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 could be so serious in the
morning that others might
not be sure if your mood is
real. You finally will get into a
groove by the afternoon and
will clear out several projects
and errands.
AQUARIUS
(JAN. 20-FEB. 18).
You might feel stuck in the
morning. As a result, you’ll
want to make today a lazy
day. Your mood could change
quickly, as excitement gets
your adrenaline rolling and
a sense of naughtiness
emerges.
PISCES
(FEB. 19-MARCH 20).
You say what you feel, and you
could witness some strong
reactions as a result. You
could feel some uneasiness
in the late afternoon, as you
hear some unexpected news.
Family, home and domestic
matters flourish as the day
goes on.
— Jacqueline Bigar
© 2018, KING FEATURES SYNDICATE, INC.
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. TUESDAY,
MAY 15 , 2018
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In 15 years, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
predicts that there will be more than 675 miles of
completed trails in the Maryland-Virginia-D.C. area.
Expect some sun and a high in the
90s, but with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Bring an umbrella!
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Railways
turned into
trails bring
outdoor fun
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hat happens to unused
railroad
tracks? Many become key links in a
growing
nationwide network of recreational trails
for people of all ages and abilities.
Whether on foot, bicycle, inline
skates or using other nonmotorized modes of transportation, people enjoy these car-free trails to
explore cities, savor rural landscapes, connect with historical
sites or catch glimpses of wildlife,
all while exercising.
You might wonder what happened to the trains. Between 1900
and 1950, passenger trains were
the primary links between communities throughout the United
States. As the government built
highways and airline routes increased, train service declined.
Fifty years ago, Virginia’s Washington and Old Dominion Railroad saw its last train. The local
power company bought the land,
but Northern Virginia Regional
Park Authority was able to purchase pieces of it in the 1970s and
’80s. Today, the “W&OD” — extending from Shirlington to Purcellville — is a popular 45-mile
paved example of a rails-to-trails
transformation. Instead of conductors shouting “All aboard!” you
hear cyclists calling out, “On your
left!” as they pass other trail users.
In the Washington area, 40 organizations have joined the Railsto-Trails Conservancy (RTC), forming the Capital Trails Coalition.
This group’s goal is to create hun-
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for a young tabby
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with
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embarrassed
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source
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hearing-impaired
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32 Grand Canyon
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evergreens
38 More than pique
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name
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number
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fixtures
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screen
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wedding
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LEFT: People bike and run on
the Arizona Avenue Trestle
bridge, part of the Capital
Crescent Trail. Layla Stark
explores Alexandria’s five-mile
Holmes Run Trail, equally great
for cycling or a peaceful pause.
About 20 miles northeast, in
Maryland, Lake Artemesia
offers a place to fish for RJ
Winston, center, and cousins
Darrius Morris, front, and
Mike Garret.
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dreds of trails in the area, encouraging active, healthy living.
Cardin Babcock, 9, of Alexandria bicycles along the W&OD in
Arlington.
“It’s flat and doesn’t have a lot of
hills. It’s easy for kids of any age,”
she said.
Cardin said she loves seeing turtles, ducks and birds along her
way. Historical signs highlight the
trail’s railroad history.
Amy Kapp of RTC said, “The
W&OD is an amazing trail for families, particularly along parts of
the trail through Herndon and
Vienna, where there are playgrounds, restaurants and pit stops
for water [and] parks.”
The seven-mile Capital Crescent
Trail, formerly part of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad, is a scenic paved
path from Georgetown’s waterfront
to Bethesda.
At Lake Artemesia near College
Park, the paved 1.4-mile trail circling the lake led RJ Winston, 8,
and his dad to places where he and
his cousins could fish for trout.
“Be sure to bring lots of food,
water and bait!” RJ advised.
Nearby trails connect to Col-
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lege Park’s aviation museum.
Layla Stark, 8, whose mom
works for RTC, loves bicycling
with her family along the five-mile
Holmes Run Trail next to Alexandria’s Ben Brenman Park. Turn left
and they pass several playgrounds
and her favorite doughnut shop
within a mile. Turn right and they
can ride to Cameron Run Regional
Park, which has a mini-golf course
and a water park.
“There’s so much nature,” Layla
said. “In the winter, when the
creek was frozen and covered with
snow, we identified fox and rabbit
footprints.”
These trails can be accessed
from several points, so you can
choose how far you want to go.
Some require road crossings —
usually well-marked — such as in
downtown Vienna. Some trails,
such as the Mount Vernon Trail
between Alexandria and George
Washington’s estate, can be
crowded on weekends. Know your
capabilities when choosing a trail.
Whether close to home or on
your summer travels, there is a
trail beckoning to be explored.
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IF YOU GO
Choose your trail by name or
location using RTC’s trail finder at
traillink.com. Find locations, trail
maps, restroom and parking
information, read reviews, and learn
about special features of each trail.
Registration is free. There is also an
iPhone or Android app to take with
you traillink.com/mobile-apps.
Stay safe on the trails
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By Joe Kidd
RASHID BABIKER
British R&B singer Jorja Smith’s concert was moved from Union Stage to Howard Theatre, and the
surging vocalist was more than up to the challenge, playing songs from her debut “Lost & Found.”
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informally
Sculpture,
paintings, etc.
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react to slasher
films
Prehistoric period
Chop with an ax
Book of drawing
paper
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insect
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surgical beam
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feeling
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crawling insect
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time or
term
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someone
undesirable ...
and what’s
found in the
circled letters?
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earbuds
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Jon Krakauer
book
42 Corrida cheers
44 Actress
Sommer
45 Bump’s place,
idiomatically
46 Liechtenstein
locale
47 Nighttime
noisemaker
48 Lodger
50 Makeup maven
Lauder
52 Sunlit lobbies
54 Gulf War
weapon
57 Dash of flavor?
58 “Wheel of
Fortune”
purchase
59 Make like a
bunny
MONDAY’S LA TIMES SOLUTION
MUSIC REVIEW
Jorja Smith resonates in larger venue
BY
J ULIAN K IMBLE
British singer Jorja Smith has
the voice, presence and following
to fill a venue — bigger ones by the
day.
Sunday night’s show was initially booked at Union Stage, a
new venue at the Southwest Waterfront, but was moved to the
larger Howard Theatre — a testament to Smith’s rapidly growing
fan base. The line outside the venue that right-angled far into the
adjacent alley early Sunday evening proved the decision to be
wise, as the 20-year-old’s profile
continues to mushroom. Just a
year removed from her debut U.S.
performance, Smith quickly
earned fans in high places, leading to increased (and deserved)
exposure.
Smith’s appearances on Drake’s
2017 audio mood board “More
Life” and Colombian-born, Northern Virginia-raised singer Kali
Uchis’s lush single “Tyrant” were
the perfect setup for Smith’s playful single “On My Mind,” which set
the stage for an even more successful 2018: She snagged a Brit
Award, stood out among the mis-
cellany of talent recruited for
“Black Panther: The Album” and
performed at Coachella before announcing the June release of her
debut album, “Lost & Found.”
At the concluding concert of
her U.S. tour Sunday, Smith projected a star quality as radiant as
the timbre of her voice. It was a
statement performance: She’s
ready for the spotlight.
Smith took the stage to
screams, diving into “Something
in the Way” under Lynchian red
lighting. The slow-burner evoked
one of Smith’s heroes: the late
Amy Winehouse. And like many a
Winehouse song, “Something in
the Way” was more gripping in
person because of Smith’s charisma, which was more subtly alluring than brash.
Smith excels in live settings because the intimacy in her music is
amplified when she’s in front of an
audience. Her hip-hop and R&B
influences are clear, but so is the
lounge-singer aura that makes her
music particularly inviting. It’s a
beyond-her-years swank, and
Smith blended all of the above on
Sunday. She layered sultry vocals
over hip-hop drums on “Where
Did I Go?” and “Teenage Fantasy.”
She rolled in and out of her falsetto on the chorus to the piano-driven “Tomorrow,” which her backing band helped seamlessly blend
with the Fugees’ “Ready or Not.”
Her covers were notable because they weren’t of the karaoke
variety. Smith’s take on TLC’s “No
Scrubs” removed the original’s
late-1990s quirks without stripping away the contempt. Her rendition of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” began quietly but picked up a more
vigorous shuffle as Smith rose
from her seat on the stage for the
falsetto-inflected chorus. These
moments showcased Smith’s versatility as much as ballads such as
“Let Me Down” or the subtle
boom-bap of “Blue Lights,” which
underlined her status as a genreless wonder.
It’s no wonder, then, that
Smith’s most beloved song — the
audience literally screamed for it
during her encore — is nearly
impossible to categorize. The uptempo “On My Mind,” rich in U.K.
garage influence, worked as a
jazzy a cappella. No matter the
song, Jorja Smith has the range.
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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
In possible final Caps run, Beagle all in
BY
I SABELLE K HURSHUDYAN
tampa — Tampa Bay Lightning
defenseman Victor Hedman
pulled his stick back and then
swung it forward, unleashing a
powerful slap shot from his 6foot-6 frame. Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle dove in
front of the whizzing puck, absorbing the blow with his backside. Ten seconds later, J.T. Miller’s slapper suffered a similar
fate, the frozen rubber bouncing
off Beagle’s skate before it could
ever reach Washington goaltender Braden Holtby. The Capitals
were comfortably ahead by three
goals during that Tampa Bay
third-period power play, but in
that moment, Beagle embodied
what has perhaps separated this
year’s team from past editions: a
steadfast, all-in commitment to
the little things that become
bigger this time of year.
Beagle was met with gloved
fist bumps when he returned to
Washington’s bench, smiling
widely as he took a seat and
watched the team he has spent
his entire improbable NHL career with take an unexpected
two-games-to-none lead in the
Eastern Conference finals. Joining Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Holtby,
Beagle is one of the longest-ten-
ured players in the Capitals’
locker room, and while those
other four have become franchise cornerstones with decorated careers, Beagle has entrenched himself in the organization through determination, not
skill.
“He puts in twice the effort
and twice the work as everyone
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Center Jay Beagle, who made his Capitals debut in 2009, is set to become a free agent after this season.
Rooney,
D.C. United
move closer
to a deal
For Harper, an inconsistent start to this pivotal season leaves many unanswered questions
i t’ s n e ve r e n o ugh
With big hurdles cleared,
English star seems likely
to visit soon, finalize pact
BY
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BY
C HELSEA J ANES IN
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ay after day before the Washington Nationals left on their seven-game road trip,
then for a few afternoons during it, Bryce Harper took batting practice on the
field an hour or so before his teammates. Various players joined him for these
sessions — Daniel Murphy one day, Matt Wieters the next, and so on — but nothing
else changed. Harper, in his gray Vegas Golden Knights T-shirt and all-black
Washington Nationals hat, swung hard and for the fences, sending baseball after
baseball far out of whichever stadium hosted his practice sessions that day. ¶ The man
behind these sessions was hitting coach Kevin Long, who thought Harper needed a
reminder of what it felt like to do damage to the most hittable pitches. He saw the 25year-old swinging at less-hittable pitches, a bad habit that need not derail him if
pitchers were going to pitch around him anyway. Only Barry Bonds, in his recordbreaking 2004 season, walked more in March and April than Harper did this year. If
Harper would just be patient, he would walk plenty, too. If pitchers came at him, he
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needed to make sure he punished them for it.
Chasing their potential,
Yankees take it out
on the rest of baseball
BY
D AVE S HEININ
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Wayne Rooney and D.C. United have resolved major issues in
their negotiations and could soon
finalize a deal that clears the way
for the English soccer superstar
to join the MLS club this summer,
people close to the talks said
Monday.
The sides continue to work
though minor matters, and barring significant setbacks, the 32year-old attacker seems likely to
visit Washington in the next two
weeks for closing meetings and a
physical.
“Feeling good to wrap up this
week or early next,” one person
said. “Getting close.”
United executives have not
commented on their pursuit of
Rooney, the all-time leading scorer for Manchester United and the
English national team. However,
during D.C.’s visit to Salt Lake
City over the weekend, Coach Ben
Olsen told The Washington Post:
“There is obviously interest here
and interest there. Hopefully everyone can meet and get it done.”
If a deal is struck, Rooney
would not be eligible to play until
the MLS transfer and trade window opens July 10.
In the wake of a nine-month
Premier League season with
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It is difficult to imagine any baseball team
of any era playing better over a three-week
stretch than the New York Yankees have since
April 20. On that night, they lost at home to the
Toronto Blue Jays, falling to 9-9 on the young
season, and sat 71/2 games behind first-place
Boston. Since then? All they have done is go
19-3 — with all 19 wins over teams that were
.500 or better at the start of the series — and
erase the entire deficit to the Red Sox.
The Yankees arrive at Nationals Park on
Tuesday, their first visit to Washington since
2015, a half-game ahead of the Red Sox in the
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Wayne Rooney, 32, just wrapped
up his season with Everton.
Legalized sports betting brings risks and rewards for leagues
BY
A DAM K ILGORE
The Supreme Court ruling
Monday that cleared a path for
states to legalize sports gambling
did not take North American
professional leagues by surprise.
Since New Jersey started its legal
push to strike down the federal
ban on sports wagering in 2011,
the leagues had prepared for this
possibility through lobbying efforts, rigorous study and public
vs
statements.
As that preparation gave way
to this week’s new reality, team
owners and league officials reacted with optimism and a touch of
caution. Among sports executives, a clear theme emerged: The
ruling creates both the need for
oversight and the potential for a
huge new revenue stream, and
they have no choice but to welcome it.
“Today’s result was not unex-
pected,” Major League Baseball
vice president and deputy general counsel Bryan Seeley said in a
phone conversation. “We’ve been
preparing for this for at least a
year, and we’ve been actively
lobbying in states since December. We were prepared for this
outcome. It definitely opens
things up in a way for states that
didn’t exist before today. So I
think you’re going to see states
move pretty quickly to enact
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sports betting regimes in the
wake of this decision. We’re going
to have to engage even more than
we have and be prepared to ask
for the things we need in legislation to protect the integrity of our
game.”
In their initial reactions, many
organizations appeared eager to
leap into an industry they believe
promises a new infusion of cash.
Twenty-six years ago, sports
leagues had pushed for the feder-
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al law, ruled unconstitutional
Monday, that prohibited states
outside Nevada from legalizing
live betting on sporting events.
Now, teams are eager to find a
way to profit from them.
“I think everybody who owns a
top four professional sports team
just basically saw the value of
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PRO BASKETBALL
Kevin Durant is too much
for the Rockets as the
Warriors take Game 1. D6
PRO FOOTBALL
Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall
says he is “95 percent
sure” he will retire. D3
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Justify is heavy favorite at
the Preakness but is still
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ASK BOSWELL: PERSPECTIVE
D.C. SPORTS BOG
Coach says
S. Williams
‘came back
too early’
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Serena Williams hasn’t had the
smoothest return to the court after giving birth to daughter Alexis
Olympia, which is hardly surprising considering the dire medical
issues she encountered after her
Caesarean section delivery Sept. 1.
In her first tournament, Williams
advanced to the round of 32 at
Indian Wells in early March before
falling to sister Venus, and then
she suffered a straight-set loss to
Naomi Osaka in the first round of
the Miami Open later that month.
Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said the 23-time Grand Slam
singles winner might have tried to
do too much, too soon.
“Serena clearly came back too
early,” he told WTAtennis.com.
“She was not ready yet but needed
to feel the competition, so she
decided to play even though she
was far from being at 100 percent.
It was a good experience as she
realized all the work that needed
to be done in order for her to be
really ready.”
Williams has been training
with Mouratoglou at his academy
in France and will remain there
until the French Open begins
Monday. She decided to skip the
major clay-court warmup tournaments in Madrid and Rome to get
ready for Roland Garros.
“After her pregnancy, Serena
had to rebuild her body. When she
arrived at the Mouratoglou Tennis
Academy around April 30, we realized that she was not ready yet.
The time she lost after the delivery,
with all the medical issues she had
to go through, was missing,” Mouratoglou said.
“That is the reason why we decided to skip Madrid and Rome, as
she needed five weeks to be perfectly ready. Then we worked with
my team in order to prepare a
program for her to get back in her
best shape, including nutrition,
fitness and, of course, tennis. So
far, things are going very well. She
is working extremely hard; she is
improving in all the areas fast. I
am very satisfied and confident
that she will be ready for Roland
Garros.”
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“We were traded for
each other. Nice to meet
you, man. I love the
way you play the game.
That’s awesome.”
STEVEN SOUZA JR.,
former Nationals outfielder now with
the Diamondbacks, in introducing
himself to Washington shortstop
Trea Turner before Sunday’s game.
Souza was wearing a microphone
for ESPN. (Via D.C. Sports Bog)
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Jeremy Hellickson is 1-0 with a 2.20 ERA to go with 26 strikeouts in 322/3 innings over six starts with the Nationals.
Short starts, but long on quality
Washington Post sports columnist
Thomas Boswell was asked Monday
during his weekly online chat with
readers about the Nationals’ strategy of
taking starting pitcher Jeremy
Hellickson out of the game after he has
faced the opposing batting order twice,
even when he is pitching well. Boswell
said he agrees with the tactic but
believes it might be a bit rigid in
Hellickson’s case.
Q: Tom, I’ve seen pitchers who had
quick hooks because their arms hadn’t
been stretched out yet. I can’t
remember seeing one who had so many
quick hooks because the third time
through the order would/might/does
spell trouble. . . .
Slotting him behind [Max] Scherzer
and [Stephen] Strasburg is brilliant.
But Hellickson’s been around awhile.
I’m sure there is plenty of video on him,
and the second time he goes through
the league, things should be different,
right? It’s amazing how his stats look.
He’s never had a K/BB rate like 5.20. His
groundball percentage is way better
than ever. Even his percentage of
strikes is way up.
Has there been another starter you
can think of who was on an 18-batter
leash like this and for these reasons?
A: Lots of good points.
First, even though there is a general
MLB trend for starting pitchers to fare
worse the more often they go through a
lineup, it is seldom as pronounced as it
has been with Hellickson in his whole
career. So it makes complete sense with
him, especially when the other team
puts a couple of left-handed hitters in
the 1-2-3 spots in their order. That
means the manager knows he can flip to
a left-hander (like Sammy Solis) to start
the third time through the order, and
you’ll almost always get the lefty-vs.-
Hellickson’s success
in brief appearances is
‘found money’ for Nationals
lefty matchup you want because almost
nobody ever pinch-hits for their 1-2-3
hitter. So, you minimize a third-timethrough weakness and maximize a
lefty-lefty matchup with your first
bullpen move.
However, what the Nationals have
been doing with Hellickson is extreme.
This might be a case of: “We can’t
explain why he is so good and so
consistent start to start when we get
him out after 18 to 20 hitters with,
usually, a very low pitch count, but
maybe we have accidentally discovered
something! Why change?”
If I were Hellickson, who was
unwanted by 29 other teams, I’d be very
happy about this! It might minimize his
wins but extend his career — a lot. Also,
if the Nats were to get their normal
lineup back, he might (sometimes) be
leading by several runs and be allowed
to go a little longer.
Against Arizona on Sunday night,
Manager Dave Martinez had his
bullpen set up well — 4-1 lead going to
the bottom of the sixth. And off days
coming Monday and Thursday.
But . . . we still don’t know why
Hellickson is this good — with an ERA
that is barely more than half of his
career ERA — or to what degree it is
sustainable. The fantasy scenario is that
Hellickson, if hooked quickly, might be
as good when old as he was when
young, in his first three years with
Tampa Bay: 64 starts, 3.06 ERA, 27-21.
I doubt very much that this is the
case. Anything under a 4.00 ERA is
gravy. I assume he’s going to get
bombed a couple of times. He has little
margin for error. But don’t give up on
him quickly when that happens. He is
found money. His command of
breaking balls — curves and changes —
is amazing right now, as well as
throwing first-pitch strikes and not
getting them clobbered. It’s luck for him
and the Nats that they have seen him at
his best in this veteran stage of his
career. When they see him at his worst,
maybe they will be patient and let him
find himself again.
A final point: By and large,
Hellickson has been durable. If he’s only
being asked to throw 75 pitches a start
— give or take 15 — maybe he can stay
healthy all year (or close to it).
The Nats and General Manager Mike
Rizzo had their eye on him for a long
time. What is wrong with the other 20
or so teams that need a better fifth
starter? None of them scouted or
analyzed this guy as well as the Nats
did?
As soon as he arrived, before the
good results started coming in, the Nats
were impressed and surprised that they
had gotten him, because they had seen
him in recent years with Arizona and
Philadelphia. Ryan Zimmerman said
Hellickson was smart, threw all his
pitches for strikes and was no easy guy
to hit.
Especially, apparently, when batters
don’t get to face him a third time and he
gets to use all of his best ideas and pitch
sequences in the first two at-bats and
doesn’t have to save any surprises for
the third time.
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GW’s Smith Center
will host a card in July
The Washington metropolitan
area long has been underserved
when it comes to mixed martial
arts events. The Professional
Fighters League is aiming to
change that dynamic with a card
at George Washington’s Smith
Center on July 5 featuring Jake
Shields facing Ray Cooper III in
the headline bout.
The fledgling MMA
organization with several
members of its leadership hailing
from the nation’s capital or
nearby suburbs announced
Monday it would be coming to
the District for the first time for
PFL 3, the third installment of a
season-long competition over
multiple cities with a format
unique to the sport.
PFL fighters will compete in
two regular season point-based
matches after which time the top
eight out of 12 in each weight
division are seeded for the
playoffs.
In addition to Shields, a
former welterweight champion
in the Ultimate Fighting
Championship, the sport’s
premier organization, other
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Metro announced Monday that
it will extend service by one hour
Tuesday night to accommodate
fans attending Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the
Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning. With the puck scheduled to
drop at 8 p.m., Metro’s usual
11:30 p.m. closing time could have
presented a problem for fans if the
game goes to overtime.
D.C. Council member Jack Evans, also chair of the Metro board,
said last week that he had been in
discussions with a couple of companies that were considering paying the $100,000 fee to keep Metro
open an additional hour, and Exelon and Pepco stepped up for
Tuesday night’s game.
The schedule for the day’s final
trains:
Red Line (from Gallery Place):
toward Glenmont, 12:38 a.m.;
toward Shady Grove, 12:32 a.m.
Green Line (from Gallery
Place): toward Branch Avenue,
12:28 a.m.; toward Greenbelt,
12:48 a.m.
Yellow Line (from Gallery
Place): toward Huntington,
12:19 a.m.
Blue Line (from Metro Center): toward Franconia-Springfield, 12:28 a.m.; toward Largo
Town Center, 12:27 a.m.
Orange Line (from Metro Center): toward New Carrollton,
12:20 a.m.; toward Vienna,
12:36 a.m.
Silver Line (from Metro Center): toward Largo Town Center,
12:27 a.m.; toward Wiehle-Reston
East, 12:21 a.m.
As of Monday evening, there
was no word on extended hours
for Thursday night’s Game 4.
If Evans gets his other wish,
Capitals fans without tickets for
this week’s games will still have an
opportunity to cheer on their team
in a playoff atmosphere. During
Thursday’s Metro board meeting,
Evans mentioned that he was
looking into closing streets
around Capital One Arena during
home games in this series so fans
could gather and watch the action
on a big screen, something that
has become popular in several
NHL cities in recent years.
On Thursday, Evans put the
chances of clearing all of the logistical and bureaucratic hurdles required to organize such an outdoor viewing party in time for
Game 3 at about 50-50. On Friday,
he told The Washington Post the
chances of the first such event
coming together were closer to
70 percent.
Evans said the most likely plan
would involve closing G Street between Seventh and Eighth streets
NW. The game would be projected
— with sound — on a screen near
the McDonald’s at the intersection
of Seventh and G.
notable fighters scheduled to
appear include Abubakar
Nurmagomedov and Rick Story.
The card will feature 12 fights
and be shown on Facebook Live
and NBC Sports Network.
custody after she allegedly struck
several vehicles while evading
police Saturday night in Parker,
Colo., sending four people to the
hospital, where they were held
overnight.
— Gene Wang
PRO FOOTBALL
Three memorabilia collectors
settled a lawsuit that claimed
New York Giants quarterback Eli
Manning provided bogus “gameworn” equipment that was sold
to unsuspecting collectors.
A trial was set to begin next
week in New Jersey.
A spokesman for the
defendants, who included
Manning, the Giants and the
team’s equipment managers, said
a confidential settlement was
reached.
Manning and the team had
denied the allegations.
An attorney for the plaintiffs
confirmed the settlement
Monday night. . . .
Denver Broncos running back
De’Angelo Henderson is
recovering from minor shoulder
and ankle injuries he suffered
over the weekend when his Jeep
was hit by a driver fleeing police
in a stolen vehicle.
KCNC-TV in Denver reported
that a 36-year-old woman was in
SOCCER
Roberto Mancini was
confirmed as Italy’s new coach.
The Italian football federation
said Mancini will be introduced
Tuesday but without providing
contract details.
Mancini replaces Gian Piero
Ventura, who was fired in
November after the Azzurri
failed to qualify for the World
Cup for the first time in six
decades.
Luigi Di Biagio guided Italy in
an interim role for recent
friendlies. . . .
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero
was banned from playing at the
World Cup because of a positive
doping test he said was caused by
contaminated tea.
The Court of Arbitration for
Sport said it upheld an appeal by
the World Anti-Doping Agency to
extend Guerrero’s six-month
FIFA ban, which already expired
this month. . . .
Defender Rafael Marquez
could play in a fifth World Cup
after he was picked in Mexico’s
28-player preliminary squad.
If Marquez, 39, makes the final
23-man list, he will join
countryman Antonio Carvajal,
Lothar Matthaeus of Germany
and Gianluigi Buffon of Italy as
the only players to appear in five
World Cups.
TENNIS
Novak Djokovic was not
looking too far ahead after
beating Alexandr Dolgopolov,
6-1, 6-3, in the first round of the
Italian Open in Rome.
Having failed to reach the
quarterfinals in six straight
tournaments following a right
elbow injury, the 12-time Grand
Slam winner doesn’t want to
place too much pressure on
himself — even though he is a
four-time Rome champion.
In the rankings released
Monday, Djokovic fell to No. 18,
his lowest standing since 2006
when he was still a rising pro. . . .
Former U.S. Open finalist
Roberta Vinci bid an emotional
farewell following the final
match of her career at the Italian
Open. Having already announced
that this would be her final
tournament, the 35-year-old
Vinci was beaten by Serbian
qualifier Aleksandra Krunic,
2-6, 6-0, 6-3, in the first round.
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MISC.
A former University of Arizona
assistant track and field coach
convicted of assaulting a female
student-athlete was sentenced to
five years in prison.
Craig Carter was sentenced
after being convicted in March of
aggravated assault and assault
with a dangerous instrument.
He also pleaded guilty last
month to charges of stalking and
violating a protective order.
Carter will serve three years in
prison on the stalking charge and
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Canada bounced back from a
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2-1, in overtime at the ice hockey
world championships to clinch a
spot in the quarterfinals in
Denmark.
Also, the Czech Republic edged
Austria, 4-3, and Russia shut out
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Egan Bernal unleashed a big
kick that drove him clear of the
pack as he rode into the overall
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Yankees are only approaching their potential
Redskins’
Hall nears
retirement
after 14 years
YANKEES FROM D1
American League East and with
the majors’ best record, at 28-12.
Roughly a quarter of the way
through the season, they are on
pace for 113 wins and already
evoking comparisons, fairly or
not, to the 1998 Yankees — the
ones who won 114 regular season
games, went 11-2 in the postseason and claimed the first of three
straight World Series titles for the
franchise.
“I can’t even speak to that,” said
Brian Cashman, the general manager of both of those Yankees
teams, when asked about the
comparisons. “Those [19982000] teams finished the job. You
not only have to run the [regular
season] marathon, but you have
to finish it, and then run the
[postseason] sprint — and finish
it, too.
“We’re one of the better teams.
If we stay healthy, and the roster
dynamic doesn’t change, we have
a chance to be one of the teams
that can compete for a championship. But there’s way too much
race still to be run to compare
ourselves to anyone except the
competition in front of us.”
‘Talented and tenacious’
All of that is certainly true, and
Cashman’s caution is to be expected, but the way the Yankees just
plowed through basically every
team they could face in the AL
half of the postseason bracket five
months from now — sweeping
the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians,
and taking three of four from the
Houston Astros and two of three
from the Red Sox — is enough to
make you think last year’s AL
runners-up have reached their
full and terrifying potential.
“We are a very talented and
tenacious squad,” Cashman said.
The players “are definitely wired
properly. That’s going to serve us
well in good times and bad.”
It is instructive to view this
Yankees era as Year 3 of a threeyear cycle. In 2016, mired around
.500 and clearly incapable of a big
second-half run, they suddenly
and uncharacteristically went
into downsizing mode, trading
veteran relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller and designated hitter Carlos Beltran for a
haul of young players and prospects. It was a massive departure
for a franchise perpetually in
win-now mode, and it left the
impression the Yankees were targeting 2018 for a return to an elite
level.
But then came the 2017 Yankees, the so-called Baby Bombers,
who started fast (15-8 in April),
stumbled through the summer
(41-42 in June, July and August),
caught fire again in the fall (20-8
in September) and pushed the
Houston Astros to a Game 7 in the
AL Championship Series before
losing.
The trades of 2016 had very
little to do with the glory of 2017.
(The exception, in a roundabout
way, was the re-signing of Chapman as a free agent after the 2016
season.) For the most part, the
BY
Yankees GM Brian Cashman
Sitting pretty in pink:
Didi Gregorius (18),
Aaron Judge, center,
Ronald Torreyes and the
Yankees have been
baseball’s hottest team
since April 20, winning
19 of 22 games since a 99 start. Last year’s Baby
Bombers are looking all
grown up, dominating
several of baseball’s top
teams in 2018.
youngsters who impacted that
2017 team were homegrown
products, drafted and/or developed by the organization: right
fielder Aaron Judge, catcher Gary
Sanchez and pitchers Luis Severino and Jordan Montgomery, all of
them 26 or younger.
It is only now, in the first
months of 2018, that the trades of
2016 are beginning to pay major
dividends for the Yankees —
chiefly in the person of Gleyber
Torres.
Of all the salesmanship Cashman had to perform in the summer of 2016 — both to a fan base
and an ownership group that had
never shown a tolerance for
downsizing — his toughest job
was convincing everyone about
Torres, the centerpiece of the
Chapman deal with the Chicago
Cubs. At the time, Torres was a
highly regarded, 19-year-old
shortstop barely holding his own
in Class A.
But by that time, Cashman had
already been pursuing Torres for
three years, having targeted him
as a 16-year-old amateur out of
Venezuela in 2013 only to lose him
to the Cubs. Despite Torres’s relatively long development curve,
Cashman immediately zeroed in
on him — rather than someone
closer to the majors — in the
Chapman talks with Chicago.
Once a deal was struck, then
came the sales job with principal
owner Hal Steinbrenner, and
what turned into a long weekend
of waiting for an answer.
“We had the deal with the Cubs
on the table for 72 hours,” Cash-
man recalled, “and our ownership did not green-light it right
away. They took the whole weekend. I was waiting and pushing
hard that this was something that
needed to be done. But these
aren’t easy decisions. It’s not just
a baseball decision. [Steinbrenner] also wants to honor our
sponsors, the season-ticket holders, the network that covers us.”
Ultimately, though, the trade
went through, and after missing
the second half of 2017 following
elbow surgery, Torres made it to
the majors April 22, at age 21, and
probably will never see the minor
leagues again. Entrenched as the
Yankees’ second baseman, he is
hitting .319 with a .360 on-base
percentage and .493 slugging percentage, and May 6 he became the
youngest player in franchise history to hit a walk-off homer,
completing the sweep of the Indians with a three-run blast in the
bottom of the ninth off reliever
Dan Otero.
“I didn’t have a timeline” for
Torres’s rise to the majors, Cashman said. “But if I did, he’s probably exceeded it. . . . He’s looking
like a viable member of this club
for quite some time.”
Another piece of the July 2016
prospect haul, starting pitcher
Justus Sheffield, acquired from
the Indians in the Miller trade, is
sporting a 2.25 ERA in Class AA,
with 39 strikeouts in only 28
innings, and could be in the majors by the summer. And outfielder Clint Frazier, the biggest chip
in the Miller deal, is hitting .323/
.408/.645 at Class AAA and will
D.C. United is moving closer to a deal with Rooney
UNITED FROM D1
Everton, he is scheduled to go on
vacation soon before resuming
workouts. However, Rooney and
his wife have begun househunting in the D.C. area, according to one individual with knowledge of the situation, who like
others contacted for this story
spoke on the condition of anonymity because a deal is not
finalized.
Rooney scored 10 goals in 31
league matches this season for
Everton, which Sunday completed the 2017-18 campaign by finishing eighth in the 20-team
circuit. (He missed the finale
with a minor knee injury.) He also
recorded one goal in seven appearances in the UEFA Europa
League, an international club
competition.
United is prepared to pay him
at least $5 million annually
through 2020, a figure that would
place him among the top earners
in MLS. D.C. would also have to
pay a substantial transfer fee to
Everton to acquire his rights; he
is under contract with the Liverpool-based club next season. He
played the previous 13 years with
Manchester United.
The total package has raised
questions about whether United
is overpaying for a player past his
prime and no longer involved
with the World Cup-bound national team. However, although
he is no longer the most feared
striker in England, Rooney is still
capable of performing at an influential level in MLS, which in its
23rd year remains behind the
Premier League and other vener-
The future is even brighter
As scary as these Yankees are,
the long-term trajectory is even
scarier. Only two of their regular
everyday starters (Neil Walker
and Brett Gardner) are over 28
years old, and only one member
of their starting rotation (CC Sabathia) is older than 29.
And as they are still the Yankees, even when they are embracing youth and frugality, they are
expected to be at the top of the list
of the game’s biggest spenders
this winter, when the dazzling
and deep Bryce Harper/Manny
Machado free agent class arrives.
A big part of the organization’s
shift in direction that began in
2016 was to get themselves under
the 2017 luxury-tax threshold to
reduce their tax bill from this
winter’s expected spending spree.
Nobody is ready to say the
Yankees are preparing to launch
another era like the one from
1996 to 2000 that resulted in four
World Series titles, seeing as how
nothing like that had happened
in decades. But after the smart
transition of 2016, the arrival of
the Baby Bombers of 2017 and the
outrageously fast start in 2018 —
and with their financial might
paired with a historic free agent
class on the way — it isn’t a reach
to say these Yankees are going to
be very good, if not great, for a
very long time.
Three-time Pro Bowl honoree
DeAngelo Hall said in a radio interview Monday evening he is
“probably 95 percent sure” he will
retire before the 2018 NFL season,
amending his intentions after telling reporters at teammate Ryan
Kerrigan’s charity golf outing earlier in the day that he was definitely done playing.
The Washington Redskins defensive back had said around
noon at the golf event that he was
ready to call it quits after 14 years
— a decision that had been lingering throughout the offseason. The
34-year-old said he was mulling
options in the media, as a coach or
in a front office, but said: “I’m not
playing. That’s for damn sure,”
according to the Richmond
Times-Dispatch. The Redskins are
believed to have a front-office position open for Hall if he wants it.
The team, however, tweeted
Monday evening that “DeAngelo
Hall has not yet officially decided
to retire despite reports.” Hall subsequently went on 106.7 the Fan to
address the contradiction.
“Am I done playing football?”
Hall said on the radio. “I’m probably 95 percent sure I’m done playing football. But I wanted to do it
the right way. I wanted to give the
Washington Redskins organization the respect they deserve and
obviously do it with them when
the time was right. . . . And I wanted to do it at a press conference. . . .
“I just wanted to wait for the
right opportunity for myself to do
it. I wanted my one last hurrah. I
didn’t want to announce it over
social media or anywhere else besides in that Redskins building
that I spent the last 10 years of my
career on stage with the group of
guys who brought me there.”
Hall went on to explain that he
had been interviewed by reporters
while practicing before the golf
outing and didn’t mean to formally announce a retirement. Hall
said he was not misquoted.
“I’ve been meeting and talking
with a little bit of everybody,” Hall
said in the morning, according to
the Times-Dispatch. “Organizations to networks. I’m still undecided as of now. “I’m not playing.
That’s for damn sure. But, yeah, all
the other stuff is still on the table.”
Hall’s 43 career interceptions
are first among active players and
tied for 63rd in NFL history. He
returned five of those for touchdowns, the 31st most all-time.
Hall, the Redskins’ longest-tenured player, has spent nine full
seasons in Washington. He joined
the team in 2008 as one of the best
cornerbacks in the league and
switched to safety late in his career.
Hall would become the fourth
defensive back to leave the Redskins this offseason, after cornerbacks Kendall Fuller and Bashaud
Breeland and safety Su’a Cravens.
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kareem.copeland@washpost.com
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“We are a very
talented and
tenacious squad.
[The players] are
definitely wired
properly. That’s
going to serve us
well in good times
and bad.”
LEE SMITH/REUTERS
Wayne Rooney, shown last month, scored 10 goals in 31 English
Premier League matches this season with eighth-place Everton.
able European leagues in competitive quality.
Rooney’s best stretch this season came in November and December, when he recorded six
goals in a five-game span, including a hat trick against West Ham.
Playing a deeper role the second
half of the season, he did not
score in the final five months.
Rooney’s global name recognition would enhance D.C.’s brand
as it attempts to raise its profile
after years of falling behind ambitious MLS organizations such
as Toronto, Seattle and Atlanta.
In data released last week by
the MLS Players Association,
United had the second-lowest
payroll in the league and em-
ployed no one earning more than
$1 million. Amid claims of heavy
financial losses playing at RFK
Stadium, D.C. has been among
the thriftiest spenders in MLS for
many years.
United’s interest in Rooney
comes as the team is preparing to
move into a 20,000-capacity stadium, Audi Field, in Southwest
Washington. Revenue generated
by the new venue would help
offset the costs of Rooney’s acquisition, but at the same time,
United needs a marquee player to
accelerate ticket sales and attract
additional sponsors.
The organization said it has
sold more than 10,000 season
tickets and plans to cap the total
at 12,500. Because the stadium is
opening midseason, United will
have to pack 15 home matches
into three-plus months; there are
just five away games during that
stretch.
Besides Audi Field, United is in
the process of building a training
center in Leesburg, Va. It’s tentatively scheduled to open next
spring, replacing a rudimentary
facility (one grass field, two shipping containers for storing
equipment and a portable toilet)
on the north side of the RFK
Stadium campus.
Despite growing optimism in
D.C. circles about acquiring
Rooney, some in the organization
remain cautious. In 2007, Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian
Veron was on the brink of becoming the club’s first mega signing
when, at the 11th hour, he
changed his mind and joined his
boyhood club, Estudiantes.
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Baseball
National League
EAST
W
American League
L PCT GB L10 STR
Atlanta
25 15 .625
Philadelphia
Washington
— 6-4 W-3
CENTRAL
W
L PCT GB L10 STR
WEST
W
L PCT GB L10 STR
x-Milwaukee
24 17 .585
— 6-4 W-1
x-Arizona
24 16 .600
23 16 .590 11/2 7-3 W-1
St. Louis
22 16 .579
1/
2
6-4 L-2
x-Colorado
24 18 .571
Pittsburgh
23 17 .575
1/
2
6-4 L-1
x-San Fran.
2 8-2 W-4
— 3-7 L-5
EAST
W
L PCT GB L10 STR
CENTRAL
W
L PCT GB L10 STR
W
— 8-2 W-2
Cleveland
20 20 .500
22 19 .537 21/2 6-4 L-1
Boston
28 13 .683
1/
2
Minnesota
17 20 .459 11/2 7-3 L-2
x-Los Angeles 24 16 .600
1 6-4 W-1
20 21 .488 41/2 4-6 W-1
Toronto
21 20 .512 71/2 3-7 L-2
Detroit
18 22 .450
Seattle
23 17 .575
2 5-5 W-1
2 5-5 W-2
x-Houston
L PCT GB L10 STR
28 12 .700
6-4 L-1
— 4-6 L-1
WEST
New York
26 16 .619
— 6-4 W-2
New York
19 18 .514 41/2 2-8 L-1
Chicago
21 17 .553 11/2 5-5 L-2
Los Angeles
16 24 .400
8 3-7 L-4
Tampa Bay
17 22 .436 101/2 4-6 W-1
Kansas City
13 28 .317 71/2 4-6 L-3
Oakland
20 21 .488 51/2 5-5 W-1
Miami
14 26 .350
x-Cincinnati
14 27 .341 10 7-3 W-6
x-San Diego
16 26 .381
9 5-5 W-2
Baltimore
13 28 .317 151/2 5-5 W-1
Chicago
10 27 .270 81/2 2-8 W-1
Texas
16 26 .381 10 4-6 L-2
11 3-7 L-2
x-Late game
x-Late game
NO T E S
TOD AY
PERSONNEL DEPT.
NL games
Angels: RH reliever
Keynan Middleton is back
on the 10-day disabled list
with a damaged ligament
in his pitching elbow.
ROCKIES AT PADRES, 3:40
W-L
Yankees: Miguel Andujar
will keep New York’s third
base job for now, as
Brandon Drury (migraines)
was optioned to Class AAA
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
after the end of his injury
rehab assignment.
BY THE NUMBERS
16-24
Record of the Dodgers,
their worst after
40 games since 1958,
their first season in L.A.
STAR OF THE DAY
Niko Goodrum, Tigers
The right fielder hit two
home runs and had five
RBI as Detroit defeated
Cleveland, 6-3.
TODAY’S GAME
TO WATCH
Phillies at Orioles,
7 p.m., MASN2
After a dreadful start to
its season, Baltimore (1328) looks to continue its
strong recent play when it
welcomes Philadelphia
(23-16) to town.
AL leaders
Through Sunday’s games
BATTING
Betts, Bos ........................................ .360
Machado, Bal ................................... .350
Martinez, Bos .................................. .342
Lowrie, Oak ...................................... .340
Simmons, LA ................................... .338
Brantley, Cle .................................... .336
Gordon, Sea ..................................... .329
Castellanos, Det .............................. .326
Soler, KC .......................................... .323
Lindor, Cle ........................................ .321
HOME RUNS
Betts, Bos ........................................... 13
Machado, Bal ...................................... 13
Gallo, Tex ............................................ 12
Lindor, Cle ........................................... 12
Ramirez, Cle ....................................... 12
Trout, LA ............................................. 12
Davidson, Chi ...................................... 11
Davis, Oak ........................................... 11
Judge, NY ............................................ 11
RBI
Machado, Bal ...................................... 38
Lowrie, Oak ......................................... 36
Davis, Oak ........................................... 35
Judge, NY ............................................ 35
Martinez, Bos ..................................... 33
Gregorius, NY ..................................... 31
Upton, LA ............................................ 31
Haniger, Sea ....................................... 30
Sanchez, NY ........................................ 30
Correa, Hou ......................................... 29
Moustakas, KC ................................... 29
ERA
Verlander, Hou ................................ 1.21
Cole, Hou ......................................... 1.43
Morton, Hou .................................... 2.03
Manaea, Oak .................................... 2.11
Severino, NY .................................... 2.14
Sale, Bos .......................................... 2.17
Kluber, Cle ....................................... 2.34
Lopez, Chi ........................................ 2.44
Clevinger, Cle ................................... 2.70
Porcello, Bos .................................... 2.79
STRIKEOUTS
Cole, Hou ............................................ 86
Sale, Bos ............................................. 78
Verlander, Hou ................................... 77
Paxton, Sea ........................................ 71
Severino, NY ....................................... 70
Morton, Hou ....................................... 62
Kluber, Cle .......................................... 61
Bauer, Cle ........................................... 57
Hamels, Tex ........................................ 57
Happ, Tor ............................................ 56
4-4
3.28
0-1
Wood (L)
0-3
3.60
4-4
Chen (L)
1-2
10.22
1-2
Darvish (R)
0-3
6.00
3-3
Foltynewicz (R)
3-2
3.21
3-5
BREWERS AT DIAMONDBACKS, 9:40
Chacin (R)
3-1
4.00
7-2
Greinke (R)
3-2
3.70
4-4
REDS AT GIANTS, 10:15
Mahle (R)
3-4
3.86
4-4
Blach (L)
3-4
4.20
4-5
NL scores
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Washington 6, Arizona 4
Atlanta 4, Miami 3
Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 2
San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 0
Milwaukee 7, Colorado 3
Cincinnati 5, L.A. Dodgers 3
San Diego 5, St. Louis 3
MONDAY’S RESULTS
Atlanta 6, Chicago Cubs 5
Milwaukee at Arizona, Late
Colorado at San Diego, Late
Cincinnati at San Francisco, Late
AL games
ATHLETICS AT RED SOX, 7:10
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No no-hitter, but a win’s a win
Sean Manaea, who no-hit the visiting Red Sox on April 21, allowed three earned runs in six innings Monday for the win in the Athletics’ 6-5 victory at Boston.
W-L
ERA TEAM
Mengden (R)
2-4
4.06
4-4
Rodriguez (L)
3-0
4.58
7-0
INDIANS AT TIGERS, 7:10
Tomlin (R)
0-4
8.06
1-4
Liriano (L)
3-1
3.35
3-4
RAYS AT ROYALS, 8:15
Tigers: Put 3B Jeimer
Candelario on the 10-day
DL with wrist tendinitis.
Twins: C Jason Castro will
have surgery to repair a
torn meniscus in his right
knee and is expected to
miss four to six weeks.
5.59
0-1
CUBS AT BRAVES, 7:35
Giants: LHP Madison
Bumgarner threw off a
mound for the first time
since surgery in March to
have three pins inserted
into the broken pinkie on
his pitching hand. Also,
the team placed IF Alen
Hanson on the 10-day DL
with a hamstring strain.
Rockies: Placed all-star
2B DJ LeMahieu on the
10-day DL with a
sprained left thumb.
2-4
Lyles (R)
DODGERS AT MARLINS, 7:10
Blue Jays: Major League
Baseball extended the
administrative leave of
RH closer Roberto Osuna
by seven days through
next Monday as the
commissioner’s office
investigates a charge of
assault filed against him.
Red Sox: 2B Dustin
Pedroia began a rehab
assignment at Class AAA
Pawtucket. He hasn’t
played in the majors this
season after undergoing
a cartilage restoration
procedure on his left
knee in October.
ERA TEAM
Marquez (R)
NATIONALS NOTES
Lopez and Lucas Giolito are already
major leaguers, the 23-year-old
Dunning pitched to a 2.94 ERA in 26
starts between Class A and Class A
Advanced last season. The righthander was recently called up to Class
AA and has a 2.68 ERA between Class
A Advanced and Class AA in eight
outings.
Traded pitchers having
mixed results elsewhere
RHP Lucas Giolito
Giolito, another pitcher the
Nationals drafted after undergoing
Tommy John surgery, is an example of
a prospect not quite panning out as
projected. Giolito doesn’t turn 24 until
July, but he doesn’t resemble the
pitcher who was widely regarded as
baseball’s top pitching prospect and a
surefire future ace just two years ago.
Compounding his troubles this
year, Gioito has encountered severe
command problems. The right-hander
leads the American League with 25
walks in 36 innings across seven
starts, and his ERA stands at 7.25.
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Right-hander Lucas Giolito, a big part of the trade that brought Adam Eaton
to Washington, has a 7.25 ERA with the White Sox this season.
LHP Jesus Luzardo
Luzardo was a first-round talent
out of high school in 2016 but was
coming off Tommy John surgery at the
time of the draft. After rehabbing,
Luzardo appeared in just three games
for the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League
affiliate before the Nationals traded
him to the Oakland Athletics last July
as part of the haul for Sean Doolittle
and Ryan Madson.
Now 20, Luzardo has since
cemented himself as one of baseball’s
top pitching prospects and was
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The Washington Nationals could have
traded Victor Robles, or Juan Soto, or
both, this offseason to make
immediate roster improvements for
2018. Each could have been the
centerpiece in a package for a highprofile major leaguer to help the
Nationals win now.
But the Nationals held on to the
prized outfielders, and both may play
prominent roles in their future.
While General Manager Mike Rizzo
hasn’t budged on Robles or Soto, he
has not shied away from dealing
talented prospects, especially
pitchers, which has left the pitching
cupboard somewhat bare in the upper
minors. It’s the price of doing business
and remaining a playoff contender.
Last week, MLB Pipeline released
its updated Top 100 Prospects list and
the three biggest “risers” were Soto,
Jesus Luzardo and Dane Dunning.
Luzardo and Dunning are two of the
four prominent pitching prospects the
Nationals have traded in the past 18
months to shore up their roster with
proven major leaguers.
Here’s a look at how the four
notable pitching prospects the
Nationals have traded in recent years
are faring.
Banda (L)
recently promoted to Class AA. The
left-hander features a plus change-up
and a 98-mph fastball. He has a 2.43
ERA and 0.876 WHIP while striking
out 13.3 batters per nine innings in six
starts between Class A and AA this
season.
RHP Reynaldo Lopez
The other pitching prospect with
major league experience the Nationals
traded for Eaton, the 24-year-old has
logged a 2.44 ERA and gone at least
five innings in each of his seven starts.
But he is striking out just 6.3 batters
and walking 3.9 per nine innings. Both
numbers — and a 4.93 FIP — indicate
the right-hander has had some luck on
his side. Perhaps Lopez’s future could
still be in the bullpen, where his stuff
could play up in shorter bursts.
RHP Dane Dunning
A first-round draft pick in 2016,
Dunning was the least talked-about
prospect sent to the Chicago White
Sox for Adam Eaton in December
2016. There’s a chance he ends up
being the best one. While Reynaldo
— Jorge Castillo
Cole (R)
4-1
1.43
7-1
Barria (R)
3-1
2.45
3-1
RANGERS AT MARINERS, 10:10
Minor (L)
3-2
4.73
4-3
Leake (R)
4-3
5.72
5-3
AL scores
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Baltimore 17, Tampa Bay 1
N.Y. Yankees 6, Oakland 2
Boston 5, Toronto 3
Detroit 5, Seattle 4
Cleveland 11, Kansas City 2
Houston 6, Texas 1
L.A. Angels 2, Minnesota 1
MONDAY’S RESULTS
Tampa Bay 2, at Kansas City 1
Cleveland 6, at Detroit 3
Oakland 6, at Boston 5
Seattle 1, at Minnesota 0
Houston at L.A. Angels, Late
Interleague games
YANKEES AT NATIONALS, 7:05
W-L
ERA TEAM
Tanaka (R)
4-2
4.86
6-2
Gonzalez (L)
4-2
2.22
4-4
PHILLIES AT ORIOLES, 7:05
Pivetta (R)
2-2
4.15
6-2
Cashner (R)
1-4
4.84
2-6
WHITE SOX AT PIRATES, 7:05
Lopez (R)
0-2
2.44
2-5
Williams (R)
4-2
3.13
5-3
BLUE JAYS AT METS, 7:10
Garcia (L)
2-2
5.91
5-2
Syndrgaard (R)
2-1
3.09
5-3
CARDINALS AT TWINS, 8:10
Flaherty (R)
0-1
3.60
0-2
Berrios (R)
3-4
4.50
4-4
Interleague Scores
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Chicago White Sox 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Braves 6, Cubs 5
Rays 2, Royals 1
Athletics 6, Red Sox 5
Tigers 6, Indians 3
Mariners 1, Twins 0
Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff
drive for his 13th homer,
Jose Bautista connected
for a three-run shot, and
NL-leading Atlanta won for
the sixth time in seven
games.
Adeiny Hechavarria
danced around catcher
Salvador Perez with an inventive slide at home plate
to score the go-ahead run
on Matt Duffy’s single in
the sixth, and Tampa Bay
defeated Kansas City.
Ryan Yarbrough allowed
one run over five innings
for the Rays, and Duffy had
three hits and drove in
both runs.
Sean Manaea beat Boston again in his first outing
against the Red Sox since
pitching a no-hitter
April 21, and Khris Davis
hit one of three solo homers for Oakland in its win.
Matt Joyce and Matt Olson also went deep for the
A’s, who had lost five of six
to the Astros and Yankees.
Niko Goodrum homered
twice and drove in five
runs, and injury-hampered
Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and Cleveland.
For the second straight
day, the Tigers won despite
fielding a patchwork lineup
vs. a tough pitcher. They
faced James Paxton and
Seattle on Sunday and won
that game in the ninth.
Wade LeBlanc turned in
six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four, as Seattle
blanked Minnesota.
Dee Gordon had the
lone run, doubling against
reliever Trevor Hildenberger and scoring on a throwing error in the eighth.
Minnesota’s Jake Odorizzi struck out seven in six
scoreless innings.
ATLANTA
AB
Albies 2b.............5
Acuna lf ..............4
F.Freeman 1b......3
Markakis rf .........5
Flowers c ............2
Inciarte cf ...........5
Bautista 3b.........4
Culberson ss .......4
Teheran p............2
Flaherty ph .........1
Camargo ph-3b ...1
TOTALS
36
R
1
0
0
2
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
6
H BI BB SO AVG
3 1 0 0 .277
0 0 1 3 .260
0 0 2 0 .325
2 0 0 1 .346
2 2 3 0 .320
0 0 0 1 .263
1 3 1 2 .172
0 0 1 1 .196
1 0 0 1 .250
0 0 0 0 .293
0 0 0 0 .192
9 6 8 9 —
CHICAGO
AB
La Stella 2b.........4
Happ ph...............0
Bryant 3b............5
Rizzo 1b ..............2
Zobrist rf ............4
Baez ss ...............4
Caratini c ............4
Schwarber lf .......2
Almora cf............4
Quintana p..........1
Zagunis ph..........1
Contreras ph.......1
Bote ph ...............1
TOTALS
33
R
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
5
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 0 .314
0 1 0 0 .232
1 2 0 0 .281
0 0 2 0 .207
1 0 0 0 .292
0 0 0 1 .274
1 0 0 0 .281
1 0 2 0 .259
3 2 0 0 .298
0 0 0 0 .000
0 0 0 0 .400
0 0 0 0 .273
0 0 0 1 .278
8 5 4 2 —
ATLANTA........ 102 030 000 — 6 9 0
CHICAGO......... 022 000 001 — 5 8 1
E: Rizzo (2). LOB: Atlanta 12, Chicago 6.
2B: Albies (14). HR: Albies (13), off
Quintana; Flowers (1), off Quintana;
Bautista (2), off Quintana; Almora (2),
off Teheran; Bryant (8), off Teheran.
ATLANTA
IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Teheran ............... 6 4 4 4 3 1 3.49
S.Freeman ........ 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 3.06
Carle ................. 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.75
Minter ................. 1 2 1 1 1 1 2.65
CHICAGO
IP
Quintana .......... 4.2
Cishek............... 0.1
Duensing ............. 1
Strop.................... 1
Wilson ................. 1
Hancock ............... 1
H
9
0
0
0
0
0
R ER BB SO ERA
6 6 3 6 5.23
0 0 0 0 1.93
0 0 3 1 0.68
0 0 0 1 1.59
0 0 1 0 3.31
0 0 1 1 3.86
WP: Teheran (4-1); LP: Quintana (4-3);
S: Minter (2). Inherited runners-scored:
Carle 2-0, Cishek 2-0. HBP: Minter
(Happ). PB: Flowers (2). T: 3:14.
A: 35,946 (41,649).
TAMPA BAY AB
Hechavarria ss....4
Cron 1b................4
Duffy 3b..............4
Ramos c ..............4
Robertson 2b ......4
Miller dh .............3
Field cf-lf ............3
Gomez rf .............3
Refsnyder lf........3
Smith cf ..............0
TOTALS
32
R
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
H BI BB SO AVG
2 0 0 1 .268
1 0 0 1 .280
3 2 0 0 .322
0 0 0 2 .282
0 0 0 1 .267
0 0 0 1 .229
1 0 0 0 .273
1 0 0 1 .201
0 0 0 0 .167
0 0 0 0 .309
8 2 0 7 —
KANSAS CITY AB
Merrifield 2b.......4
Soler rf................3
Moustakas dh.....4
Perez c ................3
Jay lf ...................4
Cuthbert 3b ........3
Goins 3b..............1
Gordon cf ............4
Escobar ss...........2
Dozier 1b ............3
TOTALS
31
R
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
H BI BB SO AVG
3 1 0 0 .287
0 0 1 1 .316
1 0 0 0 .294
0 0 1 0 .268
1 0 0 1 .288
0 0 0 2 .194
0 0 0 1 .245
0 0 0 0 .273
1 0 1 0 .232
0 0 0 1 .000
6 1 3 6 —
TAMPA BAY ... 100 001 000 — 2 8 0
KANSAS CITY . 001 000 000 — 1 6 0
LOB: Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 6. 2B:
Hechavarria (3), Cron (7). 3B: Jay (2).
HR: Merrifield (4), off Yarbrough.
TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Yarbrough............ 5 5 1 1 3 4 3.93
Roe ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.80
Venters............. 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1.59
Romo ................ 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 5.17
Alvarado........... 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2.16
Colome ................ 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.58
KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Skoglund .......... 7.2 7 2 2 0 4 5.58
Adam ................ 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0.00
WP: Yarbrough (3-2); LP: Skoglund
(1-3); S: Colome (7). Inherited runnersscored: Adam 1-0. WP: Yarbrough.
T: 2:33. A: 14,174 (37,903).
OAKLAND
AB
Semien ss ...........5
Joyce lf ...............4
Lowrie 2b............4
Davis dh..............4
Olson 1b..............4
Chapman 3b........4
Canha rf ..............4
Lucroy c...............4
Fowler cf.............4
TOTALS
37
R
0
1
0
1
2
1
0
1
0
6
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 1 .273
2 1 0 2 .202
0 0 0 0 .331
2 1 0 0 .217
2 1 0 1 .234
2 0 0 1 .228
0 0 0 1 .271
1 2 0 0 .294
1 1 0 1 .133
11 6 0 7 —
BOSTON
AB
Betts rf ...............5
Benintendi cf ......4
Ramirez 1b .........4
Martinez lf..........4
Bogaerts ss ........3
Nunez 2b.............4
Swihart dh..........4
Devers 3b............4
Leon c..................3
Moreland ph .......1
TOTALS
36
R
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
5
H BI BB SO AVG
2 0 0 0 .362
1 1 0 0 .255
1 2 0 0 .285
2 1 0 0 .346
0 0 1 0 .301
1 0 0 0 .239
0 0 0 2 .138
1 1 0 1 .256
1 0 0 1 .170
0 0 0 0 .318
9 5 1 4 —
OAKLAND ....... 001 301 010 — 6 11 2
BOSTON.......... 002 010 110 — 5 9 0
E: Chapman 2 (4). LOB: Oakland 4, Boston 5. 2B: Lucroy (11), Betts (16). 3B:
Fowler (1). HR: Joyce (4), off Porcello;
Olson (5), off Porcello; Davis (12), off
Smith; Devers (7), off Manaea; Martinez (11), off Petit.
OAKLAND
IP
Manaea................ 6
Petit .................... 2
Treinen ................ 1
H
8
1
0
R ER BB SO ERA
4 3 1 4 2.35
1 1 0 0 4.01
0 0 0 0 0.93
BOSTON
IP
Porcello ............... 6
Hembree.............. 1
Smith................... 1
Johnson ............... 1
H
9
1
1
0
R ER BB SO ERA
5 5 0 5 3.28
0 0 0 1 5.12
1 1 0 0 3.77
0 0 0 1 6.30
WP: Manaea (5-4); LP: Porcello (5-1);
S: Treinen (7). Manaea pitched to
2 batters in the 7th. Inherited runnersscored: Petit 1-0. WP: Manaea, Petit.
T: 2:40. A: 35,249 (37,731).
CLEVELAND AB
Lindor ss .............5
Brantley lf ..........5
Ramirez 3b .........3
Encarnacion dh ...4
Alonso 1b............4
Kipnis 2b.............3
Gomes c ..............4
Allen cf ...............4
Guyer rf ..............3
TOTALS
35
R
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
H BI BB SO AVG
1 1 0 2 .318
1 0 0 1 .331
1 1 1 0 .288
1 1 0 1 .205
0 0 0 0 .216
0 0 1 0 .170
0 0 0 2 .255
3 0 0 1 .238
0 0 1 1 .157
7 3 3 8 —
DETROIT
AB
Mahtook lf ..........5
Kozma 3b............4
Martinez dh ........3
McCann c ............2
Hicks 1b ..............3
Jones cf ..............4
Goodrum rf .........4
Iglesias ss...........3
Machado 2b ........4
TOTALS
32
R
0
0
0
1
2
0
2
1
0
6
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 2 .173
1 1 0 1 .333
0 0 1 0 .228
0 0 2 1 .264
1 0 1 0 .289
0 0 0 2 .248
2 5 0 0 .257
2 0 1 0 .243
1 0 0 0 .225
8 6 5 6 —
CLEVELAND.... 100 000 011 — 3 7 0
DETROIT ......... 001 200 03X — 6 8 1
E: Machado (5). LOB: Cleveland 8, Detroit 7. 2B: Encarnacion (3), Hicks (6),
Iglesias (8). 3B: Allen (1). HR: Ramirez
(13), off Fiers; Goodrum (3), off Carrasco; Goodrum (4), off McAllister.
CLEVELAND
IP
Carrasco ........... 6.2
Marshall ........... 0.1
McAllister ........... 1
H
6
1
1
R ER BB SO ERA
3 3 2 4 3.66
2 2 2 0 6.75
1 1 1 2 7.47
DETROIT
IP
Fiers .................... 6
Saupold ............... 1
Jimenez ............ 0.2
Stumpf ............. 0.1
Greene ................. 1
H
3
1
1
0
2
R ER BB SO ERA
1 1 1 5 4.23
0 0 1 1 2.35
1 0 0 1 3.05
0 0 0 0 5.79
1 1 1 1 3.93
WP: Fiers (4-2); LP: Carrasco (5-2).
Marshall pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Inherited runners-scored: Marshall 1-0,
McAllister 2-2, Stumpf 1-0. WP:
Saupold. T: 3:10. A: 17,775 (41,297).
SEATTLE
AB
Gordon cf ............4
Segura ss............3
Haniger rf ...........4
Cruz dh................3
Seager 3b............4
Healy 1b..............4
Zunino c ..............4
Gamel lf ..............3
Heredia lf............0
Beckham 2b ........4
TOTALS
33
R
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 1 .327
2 0 0 0 .307
0 0 0 0 .285
1 0 0 0 .242
0 0 0 2 .242
1 0 0 1 .281
0 0 0 2 .203
1 0 1 0 .182
0 0 0 0 .244
0 0 0 2 .000
6 0 1 8 —
MINNESOTA AB
Mauer dh ............4
Dozier 2b ............4
Kepler rf..............4
Escobar 3b ..........4
Garver c ..............3
Morrison 1b ........3
Grossman lf ........2
Rosario lf ............1
Buxton cf ............3
Adrianza ss.........3
TOTALS
31
R
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
H BI BB SO AVG
1 0 0 1 .283
0 0 0 2 .248
0 0 0 1 .248
0 0 0 1 .274
1 0 0 0 .254
1 0 0 0 .193
0 0 0 1 .230
0 0 0 0 .285
0 0 0 1 .167
1 0 0 0 .229
4 0 0 7 —
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SEATTLE
IP
LeBlanc................ 6
Pazos ................... 1
Vincent ................ 1
Diaz ..................... 1
H
3
1
0
0
R ER BB SO ERA
0 0 0 4 2.51
0 0 0 0 1.17
0 0 0 0 3.78
0 0 0 3 1.77
MINNESOTA IP
Odorizzi ............... 6
Magill .................. 1
Hildenberger ....... 1
Hughes ................ 1
H
4
0
2
0
R ER BB SO ERA
0 0 1 7 3.35
0 0 0 0 0.90
1 1 0 1 3.66
0 0 0 0 6.30
WP: Pazos (1-0); LP: Hildenberger (1-1);
S: Diaz (14). HBP: Odorizzi (Cruz).
T: 2:53. A: 16,581 (38,649).
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Freeman, Atl .................................... .331
Gennett, Cin .................................... .329
Cabrera, NY ...................................... .329
Dickerson, Pit .................................. .319
Pham, StL ........................................ .319
Kemp, LA ......................................... .317
Arenado, Col .................................... .313
Posey, SF ......................................... .306
Harper, Was ....................................... 13
Albies, Atl ........................................... 12
Blackmon, Col ..................................... 11
Pollock, Ari ......................................... 11
Adams, Was ....................................... 10
Baez, Chi ............................................. 10
Story, Col ............................................ 10
Shaw, Mil .............................................. 9
Villanueva, SD ...................................... 9
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Pollock, Ari ......................................... 33
Story, Col ............................................ 32
Freeman, Atl ....................................... 31
Albies, Atl ........................................... 30
Harper, Was ....................................... 30
Markakis, Atl ...................................... 30
Cespedes, NY ...................................... 28
Franco, Phi .......................................... 28
Suarez, Cin .......................................... 28
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What high court’s sports gambling decision means Justify is a big favorite,
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BY
R ICK M AESE
The Supreme Court on Monday
struck down a federal law that
kept most states from authorizing
sports betting, ruling in favor of
the state of New Jersey, which had
challenged the statute. Here are
questions and answers about the
implications for sports betting.
BY
What happens next?
New Jersey has been preparing
in earnest for legalized sports wagering since 2012, and many locations are ready to move quickly.
Monmouth Park — a racetrack on
the Jersey Shore — says it could
open betting windows within the
next two weeks. Casino operators
in New Jersey also have much of
the infrastructure already in
place.
While New Jersey and Delaware could have betting windows
open soon, states such as West
Virginia and Mississippi are also
poised to move quickly, said Daniel Wallach, a sports gaming law
expert and attorney at Becker &
Poliakoff. States such as Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island could also
race to get in the game within the
next 90 days.
Nearly 20 states have introduced bills that could legalize
sports betting, and a 2017 report
from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimated that as many as 32 states
could offer legal sports betting
within the next five years.
In Maryland, a bill passed the
House but not the Senate before
the session concluded last month.
Even if it had passed, the bill merely called for a November referendum to put the issue before voters.
No sports gambling legislation
has been introduced in the District or Virginia.
What sports will people be
able bet on?
The Supreme Court opinion
means states can offer the same
betting options as any other
sportsbook, including college and
professional sports, horse racing,
golf, combat sports and nonAmerican sporting events.
Some professional sports
leagues have urged states to ban
some prop bets, primarily the situational variety that can be easily
impacted by a single player or
decision without necessarily altering the game’s outcome. For example, the leagues don’t want to see
betting lines offered on which
player will commit the first foul of
a game, or whether the first pitch
of a game is a ball or strike.
Most sportsbooks are likely to
offer single-game bets, over-under
bets, prop betting, teaser bets and
parlays, as Nevada sportsbooks
do.
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States can now offer the same betting options as any other sportsbook, such as this one in Las Vegas.
Are the sports leagues happy
about this?
In 2012, the five biggest sports
entities in the United States sued
to prevent New Jersey from entering the sports gaming business.
But since then, some have altered their stance. The NBA and
Major League Baseball have said
some form of legal sports gambling seems inevitable, and they
have teamed together to urge
states to pass bills that would help
protect the integrity of their sports
— while also directing some profits in the direction of the leagues.
While all of the leagues will
likely take on added costs — education, monitoring and investiga-
How big is the sports gambling
industry?
to accurately estimate, experts
suggest that illegal betting in the
United States is a $50 billion to
$150 billion business — perhaps
significantly more.
According to research by
UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research, legal sports betting in Nevada totaled nearly $5 billion last
year, led by football — both college
and professional — which accounted for $1.76 billion.
A 2017 report from Eilers &
Krejcik Gaming estimated that legal sports gambling could be a
$6 billion industry — perhaps as
much $16 billion if more states
eventually get onboard.
While it’s probably impossible
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tions, for example — they could
also stand to make plenty of money through new partnerships and
business opportunities.
College sports, relying on amateur student-athletes, has been
resolute in its opposition of sports
wagering.
“While we are still reviewing
the decision to understand the
overall implications to college
sports, we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies
to align with the direction from
the court,” NCAA chief legal officer
Donald Remy said.
J ONAS S HAFFER
baltimore — The Preakness,
the second leg of horse racing’s
Triple Crown, is historically a
less-crowded affair, with fewer
horses in the field and more money focused on the favorites. Much
more.
Three years ago, after a win in
the Kentucky Derby, American
Pharoah went off at 9-10 odds.
Affirmed, another Triple Crown
winner, was a 1-2 favorite in 1978.
Secretariat won gamblers just
30 cents for every final dollar bet
at Pimlico Race Course in 1973.
Of course, a bay stallion named
Riva Ridge would have garnered
the same price the year before,
and Disney hasn’t signed on for a
major motion picture about his
life. As a 2-year-old, Riva Ridge
won five stakes races and an
Eclipse Award. In 1972 came a
wire-to-wire, 11-length victory in
the Kentucky Derby as the favorite. Two weeks later, heavy rains
fell overnight in Baltimore, and
Riva Ridge didn’t much like the
mud. He finished fourth in a
seven-horse Preakness field. An
easy victory in the Belmont
Stakes only added to his whatcould-have-been mystique.
History has always preceded
the arrival of the reigning Derby
champion in Maryland, a wellworn reminder that there is no
such thing as a sure thing, not for
bettors. Justify is this year’s early
Preakness favorite, undefeated in
four races, the last a convincing
win May 5 at Churchill Downs.
His 1-2 odds probably won’t get
longer. But there are hard truths
for those seeking (and seeing)
easy money.
“Yes, [the field] can beat him,”
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne
Lukas, who has two Preakness
entrants, said last week. “But it’s
going to be very difficult. But you
have to look back down the years.
Who would have thought Barbaro
would have got beat? Who would
have thought Fusaichi Pegasus
would have got beat? Who
would’ve thought that any of
these horses that were heavily
favored out of the Derby [would
lose]? It’s [Justify’s] race to lose.
. . . But you can’t mail it in.”
Since Giacomo was made the
third favorite for the 2005 Preakness — prudently, it should be
noted, as he finished third behind
favorite and eventual winner Afleet Alex — every Derby winner
but two has entered the Preakness as the race favorite at post
time. The only exceptions: Mine
That Bird (6.6-1 odds), the eventu-
al runner-up in 2009 to favorite
Rachel Alexandra, and I’ll Have
Another (3.2-1), who upset Bodemeister in 2012.
As a whole, Derby winners over
the past 20 years have fared well
in the Triple Crown’s shortest
race. Nine have won a second
straight trophy, four have placed
second, and two have finished
third. Even the surprise winners
have not yielded a gold mine for
their backers; Oxbow is the longest of long shots to have won the
Preakness in the past two decades, and he had 15.4-1 odds.
“When you feel like you really
have the horse, you just don’t
want to mess it up, because you
don’t know if you’ll ever be back
again,” Justify trainer Bob Baffert
said last week. “You don’t know if
you’ll ever win. Every time I’ve
won the Derby, I thought: ‘Well,
better enjoy it, because we’ll never be up here again.’ ”
That, Baffert acknowledged, is
a lot of pressure. Routine helps.
His team won’t do anything different this week. It knows well
enough that the most important
thing it can do is “have a good
time,” he said. “To me, the Preakness is a lot of fun.”
Winning helps, too. This will
be the Hall of Famer’s fifth Preakness with a Derby winner. The
previous four — Silver Charm,
Real Quiet, War Emblem and
American Pharoah — all left Pimlico with a shot at the Triple
Crown. Perhaps it’s why Baffert
joked that the only thing he had
to watch out for was his waistline.
“Don’t overdo it on the crab
cakes,” he said with a chuckle.
Lukas has trained four Derby
winners and five Preakness
champions himself. But only one,
1999 horse of the year Charismatic, won both legs. Above all, he
knows, a horse must be tough,
tougher than it has ever been
before. Or else that two-week
turnaround is liable to “jump up
and bite you,” he said.
“You can’t have one of these
what I call soft horses, lightweight horses, horses that need
some management going into the
Derby,” he said. “When you come
out of the Derby, you’ve got to
have a blue-collar, tough horse.”
It’s too soon to say whether
Justify qualifies as such. What
Lukas could say: Justify is fast
and powerful and well conditioned. And “if you’re going to bet
on the fastest horse and the most
powerful and the most probably
[well] conditioned,” he explained,
“you’d better bet on him.”
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Harper dealing with early inconsistency in pivotal season
NATIONALS FROM D1
But early this season, Harper
has not punished them enough,
or been patient enough — or perhaps just not been settled enough
for anyone around the Nationals
to feel completely comfortable
with his performance. “Enough,”
of course, is relative here. He was
doing “enough” to be tied for the
major league lead in home runs
with 13 entering Monday night.
He was doing “enough” to rank in
the top 20 in on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
Yet during a season many will
spend trying to decide how much
he is worth, Harper has not done
enough to stave off conversations
about the extent of his superstardom, or provided much clarity
about exactly what kind of player
he is — and exactly what kind of
player he will be.
More than anything this season, Harper has been inconsistent. His new coaching staff, such
as Long with his batting-practice
sessions and Manager Dave Martinez with his lineup switches, has
spent much of this season trying
to find ways to help him be steadier. He has been streaky enough to
foster questions about which
player he actually is — if a hotand-cold superstar might be who
Harper is, after all.
In March and April, he walked
more than almost anyone in major league history: 38 times in
29 games. In May, he has walked
three times in 12 games, and his
on-base percentage during this
month is nearly 200 points lower
than it was at the end of April.
While Martinez repeatedly said
he just wants Harper to “take his
walks” because that is what helps
his team most, Harper expressed
frustration and began swinging at
pitches he couldn’t annihilate.
“At 25, you want to hit the
baseball,” Harper said, memorably, in the midst of those frustrations. Martinez moved him to the
leadoff spot, hoping Harper
would get more pitches to hit,
sympathetic to his frustrations.
Harper looked better for a few
days, then slipped into an 0-for-19
slump that earned him his first
day off all season and a bump to
the second spot in the order.
Harper went 5 for 18 during the
team’s four-game series at Arizona, with two doubles and a
home run. He is hitting .236, and
more than a third of his hits
(13 of 33) are home runs. Five of
his 11 hits in May are homers, a
ratio uncharacteristic for Harper,
who has earned a reputation as
more of a complete hitter than an
all-or-nothing type. Then again,
Harper’s batting average on balls
in play for the season is abysmal:
.196, almost 70 points below his
lowest single-season mark and
120 points worse than his career
average. He is getting far fewer
hits out of balls that stay in the
park than he has in the past,
though a dip that large often results in part from mere bad luck.
Agent Scott Boras, the man
with the honor — or, perhaps, the
burden — of chasing what many
expect will be the biggest contract
in baseball history for one of the
most talked-about talents in generations, sees a small sample size
in Harper’s early ups and downs.
He is not wrong to do so, as the
season is a quarter of the way
through, and 41 games’ worth of
numbers does not determine a
season.
“What I go by is if a player is
healthy. Is he hitting the ball
hard?” Boras said last week while
sitting a few rows behind home
plate as Harper took batting practice at San Diego’s Petco Park.
“Coming down here, man, the ball
— wow, it’s just coming off his bat,
and it’s loud. Obviously you have
100 at-bats and sometimes you
get eight more hits or eight less.
But I just worry about how he’s
hitting the ball. And he’s been
hitting it really hard.”
Harper’s defense, too, raises
questions. Harper is, tool for tool,
one of the most talented players
in baseball. The power of his arm
is well documented. His speed is
good enough to steal bases regu-
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Bryce Harper walked 38 times in his first 29 games. In May, he has walked just three times in 12 games.
larly, when he is given the green
light to do so.
But this season, Harper ranks
last among National League right
fielders in advanced defensive
metrics. This past weekend in
Arizona, Harper made several
crucial defensive plays that required him to range. A few of
them earned notice from Max
Scherzer, who said Harper “covered the line the way he needs to.”
Harper is noticeably careful
these days, avoiding dives and
walls and all manner of danger-
ous attempts. Asked about them
after games, he often keeps the
explanation simple — like when
he pulled up abruptly a few weeks
ago on a ball he seemed to have
within his range. Asked whether
he lost the ball or misread his spot
on the field, he simply said,
“Didn’t want to run into the wall.”
Boras can spin a cautious approach as greater value, rather
than as a knock against Harper.
“Knowing your walls, knowing
what to do and how to do it, he’s
accomplished that. He knows
how to be available for his team,”
Boras said. “He knows how to
maintain that equilibrium between being aggressive and being
protective.”
Perhaps the most consistent
thing about Harper this season is
his unwillingness to talk about
what comes next. His demeanor
around the clubhouse — sometimes surly, always quiet, consistently inconspicuous outside of
his high-fashion outfits — remains unchanged. As so many
people read into his every move
and word, Harper remains inscrutable. If the pressure of a
contract year has affected him, it
has not led to a major personality
shift.
Boras, who has been through
contract years with market-altering megastars — such as, say, Alex
Rodriguez — doesn’t believe the
next few months will change anyone’s perception of Harper
enough to warrant much pressure. He told Harper to focus on
his routine and reminded him
that the highs and lows of a season will even out if he does.
“You’ve already arrived. No
matter what these next 300, 400,
500 at-bats do, you’ve arrived. So
when you’re in it, probabilitywise, you’ve substantiated over
five years that you belong,” Boras
said. “That’s why the routine is so
important. You have to be yourself daily. You’ve got nothing to
prove other than repetition if
you’re disciplined in what you do.”
Perhaps Boras is right. Perhaps
Harper cannot change his value
substantially between now and
October. But all eyes are on the
Nationals right fielder and, after a
month of the 2018 season, few are
certain of what they are seeing.
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NBA PLAYOFFS
Rockets can’t contain Durant as Warriors grab Game 1
WARRIORS 119,
ROCKETS 106
BY
T IM B ONTEMPS
houston — The Houston Rockets spent the past year trying to
beat the Golden State Warriors.
The
Rockets
relentlessly
chased the No. 1 seed in the NBA’s
Western Conference to ensure a
potential playoff series between
the two teams would begin at
Toyota Center. They spent last
summer adding another perimeter creator in Chris Paul to take
the scoring burden off James
Harden, added defensive aces in
Paul, P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a
Moute to contain Golden State’s
scorers and implemented a
switching defensive scheme on
the opening day of training camp
to counteract Golden State’s passing and offensive actions.
There was just one problem
with all of that: Golden State still
has Kevin Durant.
With a truly masterful performance, Durant finished with
37 points to lift the Warriors to a
119-106 victory over Houston in
Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, taking
everything the Rockets threw at
him and casting it aside. Houston
now faces a desperate scenario in
Game 2 on Wednesday night.
Win, and the Rockets go to the
Bay Area with a chance.
Lose, and the Warriors will be
closing in on their fourth straight
NBA Finals.
It was for this exact situation —
a hostile road environment
against a great, athletic team —
that Golden State pursued Durant two summers ago. Before he
arrived, Golden State was susceptible to situations when it
couldn’t run its trademark passand-move offensive sets — or
when Stephen Curry suffered an
injury, as he did in the 2016 playoffs.
With Curry still looking like he
is less than 100 percent in his
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Kevin Durant was above it all for the Warriors on Monday, and P.J. Tucker and the rest of the Rockets had no answer for his 37 points.
return from a knee injury, and
with Houston presenting the
greatest challenge Golden State
has faced since Durant arrived in
July 2016, the Warriors needed
every bit of Durant’s greatness.
And he delivered. He got some
help — Klay Thompson had 28
points, while Curry had 18 points,
six rebounds and eight assists —
but it was Durant who turned the
Rockets away time and again,
thwarting Houston’s attempts to
blow the game open early and get
back into it late.
From the opening tip, Houston
was locked in. Harden — whose
wondrous season last year was
blemished by a disappearing act
on this same court in Game 6 of
the West semifinals against the
San Antonio Spurs — looked like
he was on a mission to change
that, scoring 12 quick points as
Houston jumped out to 13-4 and
21-12 leads, sending the sellout
crowd into an immediate frenzy.
Draymond Green, meanwhile,
picked up an almost immediate
technical foul, and Golden State
struggled to find a rhythm.
Harden kept up his assault
throughout the game, registering
24 points at halftime and 32 after
three quarters before finishing
with 41, scoring efficiently and
hunting out the weak link in
Golden State’s defense — usually
either Curry or Kevon Looney.
But every time Harden made a
basket, Durant seemed to have an
answer. He finished with 13
points in that first quarter, allowing Golden State to end it down by
one, 30-29, instead of the double-
digit deficit Houston’s play
seemed to merit. And his 13 points
in the third quarter helped turn a
game that was tied at halftime
into one Golden State never
trailed in during the second half.
Houston General Manager
Daryl Morey built his team specifically to try to slow Durant down.
With Trevor Ariza already on the
roster, Morey went out and got
Tucker and Mbah a Moute — two
rugged perimeter defenders who
can body him up. Paul, one of the
best point guard defenders in
league history, who has traditionally had success getting into Durant’s lower body and giving him
trouble, gave Houston another
option to throw at him. Harden
and Eric Gordon aren’t great defenders, but both are at least long
and stout, allowing them to hold
up when Durant posts them up.
All of them, at times, took turns
with Durant on Monday night. So,
too, did Clint Capela, Houston’s
starting center and one of the few
7-footers in the NBA capable of
switching out on to someone as
skilled as Durant.
Durant had his way with all of
them.
In fact, the only person who
managed to stop Durant all night
— and nearly derailed Golden
State in doing so — was Coach
Steve Kerr.
With Durant cooking and
Golden State up 85-72 with 2:23 to
go in the third quarter, Kerr chose
to check Durant out of the game.
As he went to the bench, Durant
kept asking, “Why?”
He wound up looking prophetic when the Warriors promptly
gave up a three-pointer to Gordon
and Andre Iguodala fouled Paul
on a three-point attempt — immediately cutting Golden State’s
lead from 13 to seven and sending
Durant back into the game. A
missed jumper by Warriors reserve Shaun Livingston was followed by a three from Rockets
reserve Gerald Green, and Houston was back within five at 85-80.
The Rockets would eventually
get within as few as four after
Gordon opened the fourth quarter with a three to make it 87-83
with 11:44 remaining. But Golden
State responded with a 13-4 run —
capped, fittingly, by a three from
Durant — that pushed the Warriors back to a 13-point lead, and
Houston never seriously challenged again.
The final minutes of the game
ebbed away, but the final outcome
was never again in doubt. And
that was the case because Durant
ensured it stayed that way.
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Monmouth Park races to accept bets New risks and rewards for pro leagues
BY
R ICK M AESE
Monmouth Park has waited
more than six years to open its
betting windows to sports gamblers, and it doesn’t intend to wait
much longer. After Monday’s Supreme Court opinion, the New
Jersey track is racing ahead with
plans to take its first sports bets
within the next two weeks.
“There’s a possibility we could
be ready sooner,” said Dennis
Drazin, the CEO of Darby Development LLC, which operates
Monmouth Park.
Monday’s opinion repealed the
25-year-old federal law that
banned sports betting in most
places outside Nevada. The news
sent seismic shock waves through
the sports and gambling worlds,
from casinos to ballparks, gaming
operators to state lawmakers, as
all the vested parties started racing to sort out the impact and
implications.
The news was celebrated at
Monmouth Park, a 147-year-old
track that has been counting on
legalized sports gambling to revive its business. Monmouth Park
likely will be the first big New
Jersey venue to take sports bets,
and the first business significantly affected by Monday’s opinion.
Track officials have spent years
preparing for this day, planning
in earnest since New Jersey voters passed a referendum in 2011
to allow sports wagering. Monmouth Park created a sports bar
in 2013 that quickly will transform into the track’s temporary
sportsbook. Track officials are
preparing to have betting machines and betting windows in an
adjacent grandstand area to cater
to more than 5,000 gamblers at a
time.
While they missed out on early
events on the 2018 sports calendar, such as the NCAA tournament and the Masters, they could
be up and running for most of the
baseball season and possibly by
the conclusion of the NBA and
Stanley Cup playoffs.
“The anticipation of sports betting has been building for years,”
Drazin said in an interview before
Monday’s opinion. “There’s no
place I can go that I can hide.
Everyone wants to know when
are you going to start taking bets.
I anticipate the flow coming to
Monmouth Park to be overwhelming just as soon as we go
live.”
For gambling proponents, the
debate always centered on states’
rights, a perspective echoed in
Monday’s opinion striking down
the Professional and Amateur
Sports Protection Act.
“Congress can regulate sports
gambling directly, but if it elects
not to do so, each state is free to
act on its own,” the opinion stated. “Our job is to interpret the law
Congress has enacted and decide
whether it is consistent with the
Constitution. PASPA is not.”
So while other states weigh
their options, several venues in
New Jersey will be racing to add
sports wagering. Monmouth Park
— located in Oceanport, about an
hour south of Newark — has the
infrastructure in place and has
been waiting for the green light.
Twice before, it was on the precipice of taking bets before the
courts intervened.
The track partnered with William Hill, the British betting conglomerate, to help run its sports
gambling operation, with the parties agreeing to split the revenue.
William Hill will build a new, Las
Vegas-style sportsbook on the
property that will cost at least
$5 million, but that’s at least
11/2 years away.
William Hill already takes bets
in 107 locations in Nevada. Joe
Asher, the CEO overseeing its
efforts in the United States, said
the sports gambling market in
New Jersey could be twice as
large as Nevada’s, which saw
$5 billion in legal sports betting
last year, according to UNLV’s
Center for Gaming Research.
Asher said he planned to dispatch staff to Monmouth Park
this week to help get the operation up and running. He declined
to identify a date that betting
windows might open but would
not rule out sports gambling taking place before the end of the
NBA playoffs.
“We want to be open for business as soon as responsibly possible,” he said. “We’ll see what that
actually means in terms of the
number of weeks it takes to get
this thing going. Clearly, you want
to be open in advance of football
season, just so you have the time
to train staff and customers get a
feel for how this works as well.”
For the time being, the track’s
converted sportsbook will handle
the bulk of the sports wagers.
Bettors have been using the machines there for horse racing, free
play and fantasy sports for the
past few years. The operation will
be entirely a brick-and-mortar
business initially. As the track
and lawmakers sort through logistics, they hope to add mobile
and online wagering as soon as
possible.
The Supreme Court’s opinion
will have wide-reaching effects on
the teams, leagues and companies that sports fans love.
DraftKings and FanDuel, the
popular daily fantasy sites, on
Monday announced intentions to
enter the sports betting space, as
many expected. In the short term,
that likely means partnering with
casinos, tracks and gambling operators and offering a platform
for wagering.
“This is great news for us,” said
Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings.
“It really is obviously just the
starting point. You have to have
the states now that open up their
doors and allow things in the
right way with smart regulation.
Everything seems to be progressing well there, and they’ll now
kick it into high gear. I think
you’ll see a lot of states aiming to
get ready for NFL and try to take
bets before the season kicks off.”
While New Jersey and Delaware could have betting windows
open first, West Virginia and Mississippi also are poised to move
quickly, said Daniel Wallach, a
sports gaming law expert and
attorney at Becker & Poliakoff.
Other states — including Illinois,
New York, Massachusetts and
Rhode Island — could get in the
game within the next 90 days.
Some states have concluded
their 2018 legislative session,
which means those lawmakers
can’t address the matter until
next year. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) told reporters
Monday that he is prepared to call
a special session to get legislation
on the books quickly.
Nearly 20 states have introduced bills this year that could
legalize sports betting, and a 2017
report from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming estimated that as many as 32
states could offer legal sports
betting within the next five years.
By that point, Congress could
have revisited the matter, creating federal guidelines that would
produce uniformity from state to
state.
“A patchwork of state laws is
not an efficient way to regulate
sports betting, which has crossborder issues,” Wallach said. “The
cleanest way is a uniform solution, and there’s only one vehicle
to accomplish that: via an act of
Congress.”
On Dec. 4 — the same day the
Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case — Rep. Frank
Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) introduced
the Gaming Accountability and
Modernization
Enhancement
Act, which aims to remove obstacles and provide the legal framework for states to adopt sports
betting. And Monday, Sen. Orrin
G. Hatch (R-Utah), one of the four
PASPA authors 26 years ago, said
he intends to introduce legislation “to help protect honesty and
principle in the athletic arena.”
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their team double, at least,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban
told CNBC on Monday.
“Legalized sports betting will
only bring fans closer to the
game, ramping up the action in
each minute and creating more
intensity,” Washington Wizards
and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis
said in a statement. “It will bring
new revenue into the economy,
creating jobs and growing our tax
base. Today’s decision is a great
one for sports fans and I am eager
to embrace it.”
Leagues and teams could try to
make money both directly and
indirectly from legalized sports
betting. Leagues will likely try to
take a cut from wagering; NBA
Commissioner Adam Silver
months ago floated the idea,
considered dubious in many
gaming-industry circles, of the
NBA taking a 1 percent “integrity
fee” from any bet placed. Sports
leagues could also charge more
for advertisements and rights
fees, because widespread legal
wagering figures to drive greater
fan engagement and interest.
“I mean, look, it could finally
become fun to go to a baseball
game again,” Cuban quipped. “I
think this is something that benefits everybody even tangentially
associated with sports.”
While some predicted wholesale changes ahead, others pointed out that gambling already
exists: in Nevada, via office pools
or on offshore online sportsbooks.
“If it’s been going on as long as
it has in Vegas and in every
barroom . . . it’s been part of our
culture,” Chicago Cubs Manager
Joe Maddon told reporters Monday. “I just think it’s out front
right now. Regarding all the potential manifestations in a negative way, I don’t really see that.”
The ruling promises to change
the in-stadium experience for
fans, even if they never place a
bet. Scoreboards could post live
odds next to runs, hits and errors.
Kiosks for bets might become as
familiar in arena concourses as
concession windows.
MLB said in a statement that
the decision “will have profound
effects on Major League Baseball,” while Players Association
President Tony Clark called it a
“monumental” decision “with
far-reaching implications for
baseball players and the game we
love.”
The NHL similarly acknowledged the momentous potential
for change. “The Supreme
Court’s decision today paves the
way to an entirely different land-
scape — one in which we have not
previously operated,” the NHL
said in a statement. “We will
review our current practices and
policies and decide whether adjustments are needed, and if so,
what those adjustments will look
like.”
League and union officials emphasized a commitment to the
“integrity” of their competitions,
and said that they want a voice in
the legal process both to ensure
outcomes are not questioned and
to get their slice of the financial
pie.
The NFL called on Congress
“to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting,” essentially asking federal
lawmakers to make a uniform
code before state legislators create differing laws.
“The NFL’s long-standing and
unwavering commitment to protecting the integrity of our game
remains absolute,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a
statement.
Since November 2014, the NBA
has publicly supported federal
legalization of sports betting. Silver said the league remains “in
favor of a federal framework that
would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in
states that choose to permit it,” as
opposed to having every state
make its own law. But he also said
the league will continue efforts to
discuss legalization with state
legislatures.
“The sports leagues are going
to make a bee-line to Congress,”
said Daniel Wallach, a sports
gaming law expert and attorney
at Becker & Poliakoff. “Certainly
they’re going to have to play in
the state legislative pool for the
next year. But their end game and
end goal is to get comprehensive
federal legislation that applies
from one state to the next.”
While widespread betting raises the potential of outcomes being rigged, leagues and teams say
legalization could actually help
stymie such schemes. Seeley, the
MLB vice president, said the
league’s lobbying efforts, which
have been a joint effort with the
NBA and PGA Tour, have been
aimed primarily at having a say
in how betting lines are monitored. The leagues want laws that
ensure casinos share anonymized betting information, so
they can analyze it and spot
potential corruption. They also
want casinos to call them directly
when irregularities are spotted.
MLB has also pushed for input
on what kind of bets will be
offered — it doesn't want minor
league games to be wagered on,
and it is leery of bets individual
plays, such as whether the next
pitch will be a curveball or fastball.
“Those are things we want a
seat at the table to talk about,”
Seeley said.
Regulators and sportsbook operators have the best technology
and experience in tracking unusual betting patterns and other
irregularities that can tip off
game-fixing, far better than offshore websites or other underground markets.
“Many ask if this decision will
impact the integrity of sports
themselves,” Leonsis said. “I
think it’s just the opposite. I
think that the increased transparency that will accompany
more legalized betting around
the country will only further
protect against potential corruption. They say sunlight is the best
disinfectant, and in this case I
believe that is certainly true.”
Ryan Rodenberg, a sports law
professor at Florida State, said
professional athletes would have
no financial incentive to throw a
game. But he said college athletes, compensated with only
small stipends and scholarships,
would be at greater risk.
“College sports is the one
realm where corrupters can influence athletes, because they’re
not paid market rate,” Rodenberg
said.
The NCAA has maintained its
staunch opposition to legal wagering, even as pro leagues have
softened and reversed their
stances in recent years.
“While we are still reviewing
the decision to understand the
overall implications to college
sports, we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction
from the court,” NCAA Chief
Legal Officer Donald Remy said
in a statement.
New wagering rules also seem
likely to create new labor battlefields, with players’ unions keeping a watchful eye on the leagues’
response. In one scenario,
leagues could take in integrity
fees as a reimbursement from
states and could argue the money
is not revenue to be shared with
players under collective bargaining agreements. And leagues believe they should be compensated for both their role in ensuring
fairness and for casinos using
their content to profit.
“This betting is on our games,”
Seeley said. “We are the primary
input into sports betting on Major League Baseball. So we think
we should share in some of the
money that’s going to be made by
bookmakers.”
adam.kilgore@washpost.com
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WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Marchessault, Fleury shine as Vegas knots series at one
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3,
JETS 1
BY
L ARRY L AGE
winnipeg, manitoba — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice
and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped
30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden
Knights to a 3-1, series-evening
win over the Winnipeg Jets on
Monday night in Game 2 of the
Western Conference finals.
“Every time we need a big game
as a group, we show up,” Marchessault said. “Maybe we showed the
hockey world we deserve to be
here.”
Kyle Connor scored early in the
third period to pull Winnipeg
within a goal, but Marchessault
restored the Golden Knights’ twogoal lead 88 seconds later.
Tomas Tatar scored 13:23 into
the game to give the Golden
Knights an early edge.
Connor Hellebuyck had 25
saves for the Jets. Game 3 is
Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
The expansion Golden Knights
appeared to be rusty in the series
opener Saturday as the Jets scored
three early goals for a 4-2 win. On
Monday, it looked like the Jets
were going to pick up where they
left off, but Fleury made some key
saves early.
“They came out flying again
with a lot of speed,” Fleury said.
Vegas generated offense by
making plays without the puck,
forcing turnovers to set up goals.
After the Jets failed to clear the
puck out of a corner in their end,
Tatar stuffed it into the net on a
rebound after he hit the side of the
net with a shot.
Connor turned the puck over
near center ice late in the period,
and Reilly Smith set up Marches-
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sault at the blue line. He scored on
a breakaway backhander at 17:22
to extend the Vegas lead to two
goals.
“There was about 57 minutes of
that game that was pretty good for
us,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler
said. “Three minutes of it got away
from us.”
The Jets started the third period on a power play but still
couldn’t get the puck past Fleury.
Winnipeg kept up the pressure by
relentlessly forechecking and
drew another penalty early in the
third. Connor took advantage,
squeezing a shot between Fleury
and the post from the bottom of
the left circle 7:17 into the period.
That whipped the white-clad
fans into a frenzy, triggering jeers
of “Fleu-ry! Fleu-ry!” — but they
were quieted by another Marchessault backhander that beat Hellebuyck just moments later.
— Associated Press
The Golden Knights’ Jonathan Marchessault solves Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck in the third period.
Staggering, calmly dominating
and even a little bit puzzling
So, look. What
even is going on
with the
Capitals?
My dudes: I do
not know. I do not
Dan
get it. It is, like, a
Steinberg weird floating
sensation,
watching these last few games.
There isn’t a particular lot of
stress, really. Neither is there all
that much late-game uncertainty.
During Stanley Cup playoff
games, my coldly impartial heart
races like a metronome on
greenies. My heart during the last
five minutes Sunday night was in,
like, half-asleep-on-the-couchcovered-with-roasted-jalapenopita-chip-dust-while-watching“Guy’s-Grocery-Games” mode.
Composting bins race faster than
my heart. I have been more
stressed out trying to decide
which flavor of yogurt to buy. It
was Caps hockey, and it was chill.
The huh?
“They found a way to do
everything right,” NBC Sports
analyst Keith Jones said.
“The best way to put it is it’s
not even close at even strength,”
NBC Sports analyst Eddie Olczyk
said.
And — get this — the team that
has been better by a zillion
hectares keeps winning. These
hockey games. By a lot.
And . . . that team is the
Washington Capitals?
It’s wild, man.
So this is, like, their year?
This year is different?
JONATHAN NEWTON/THE WASHINGTON POST
Jay Beagle, here battling the Lightning’s Yanni Gourde in Game 2, has entrenched himself in the Capitals organization through determination.
Beagle unrelenting in possible last run
CAPITALS FROM D1
else,” T.J. Oshie said.
“You know he’s going to be the
hardest-working guy on the ice,
probably,” Tom Wilson said.
“A guy that is not scared of
work. He’s not scared of preparation. He’s not scared of giving his
all every day,” Coach Barry Trotz
said.
In a sport that’s hard work,
Beagle has somehow managed to
differentiate himself, and on a
team with a less-skilled roster
than in some past years, it’s
fitting that Beagle has helped
lead the way to the Capitals’ first
conference finals in 20 years. An
unrestricted free agent at the end
of the season, Beagle could be in
his last run with Washington,
and if this is the end, he is going
to go out the same way he started
a decade ago.
“I never want to forget what
got me here and what made me
stand out, or what made the
organization give me a chance,”
Beagle said. “I don’t want to ever
sit back and just kind of accept
that, ‘Oh, I am now more an
established player.’ I don’t forget
what got me here.”
For roughly the past four
months, Beagle and center Lars
Eller have had a scoring competition at practice, a way of pushing
each other through a long season.
Eller noticed they both started
scoring more in games, so he
counted that into their seasonlong statistical totals.
“It’s very close,” he said. “I
think he might be up one in
practices, but if you take the
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Capitals vs. Lightning
Washington leads, 2-0
Game 1: Capitals 4, Lightning 2
Game 2: Capitals 6, Lightning 2
Today: at Washington, 8, NBCSN
Thursday: at Washington, 8, NBCSN
Saturday*: at Tampa Bay, 7:15, NBC
Monday*: at Washington, 8, NBCSN
May 23*: at Tampa Bay, 8, NBCSN
* If necessary
games into account, I’ll be up a
few.”
As Eller posted a career season
with 18 goals and 20 assists,
Beagle’s production suffered this
year — his seven goals were his
lowest total since the 2013-14
campaign — in part because of a
revolving cast of wingers next to
him on the fourth line. But as
Beagle created contests to keep
his teammates engaged at practices and seemed to have a different player beside him every
game, he considered this year his
best even though every metric
would argue otherwise.
“I feel like I’ve really grown a
lot hockey-wise,” he said. “And
it’s kind of weird because I’m 32
and I thought the growth period
was over, but taking even the
playoffs out of it, it’s been the
most fun year that I’ve had in a
while.”
Beagle enjoyed mentoring
young players such as Chandler
Stephenson and Travis Boyd,
and, ironically, it’s their surge,
coupled with Eller’s rise, that
could make this Beagle’s last
season in Washington. In February, Eller received a five-year
extension with a $3.5 million
average annual value, and if the
Capitals intend to re-sign Carlson, a pending unrestricted free
agent who is expected to receive
north of $7 million per season,
then the team will run into salary
cap constraints. Replacing Beagle with cheaper, younger players
could be a cost-cutting measure.
But Beagle’s Christian faith
tells him his winding path to the
NHL happened for a reason, and
that faith has eased any concern
over his next contract. He was
undrafted and then was an unheralded tryout player at a Capitals development camp, competing with more talented Washington prospects. Beagle parlayed it
into an American Hockey League
deal, but his chances of becoming an NHL regular from there
were slim. He made his Capitals
debut in February 2009, and in a
salary cap era in which bottomsix forwards are largely expendable, Beagle made himself a valuable, tenured piece because of
the effect he has on teammates
with his work ethic.
“Probably the most respected
guy in our locker room for how
he’ll just do anything for the
team,” Holtby said.
“When I came in as undrafted
and someone that got invited to a
development camp, I think I
knew that obviously I had to do
something special,” Beagle said.
“I had to do something that a lot
guys maybe aren’t willing to do
every day when you’re coming in
with a bunch of kids that have
been drafted and people I was
trying to outwork for jobs. And
so, I don’t know, I think I’ve just
continued to also make sure that
I keep a level head on it and
[know] that it’s an absolute blessing to be playing this game.”
Beagle has two goals and three
assists this postseason, and especially with Backstrom out because of a right hand injury,
Beagle’s fourth line has helped
Washington continue winning,
chipping in a goal in two of the
past three games. He is typically
one of the first forwards over the
boards on a penalty kill. He has
built a career with diligence for
the details, and as the Capitals
have moved within two wins of a
Stanley Cup finals berth, the
team as a whole has followed suit
to make up what it lost in skill
and experience during last summer’s roster turnover.
Replacing Beagle would be
more challenging, but where he
is concerned, he is far from being
finished with Washington.
“I’m not looking ahead at all,”
Beagle said. “It’s just a matter of
the job and the task that needs to
be done here, and I don’t want to
play anywhere else. I can’t imagine playing with another team.
This is my family, and that’s the
way I treat it.”
Note: Defenseman Michal
Kempny was fined $2,419.35, the
maximum amount allowable under the collective bargaining
agreement, for cross-checking
Tampa Bay’s Cedric Paquette in
Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday, the NHL’s
Department of Player Safety announced. Kempny was penalized
on the play and had been subject
to a possible suspension.
isabelle.khurshudyan@washpost.com
I mean, of course I’ve
wondered this, and you’ve
wondered this, and every fan has
wondered this, even if they’ve
tried not to, because it sure feels
like the Caps are doing things
that they’d be doing if they were
doing a thing. Winning two
games in Columbus with their
season on life support.
Dominating Pittsburgh in a
deciding road game with a roster
made up of rookies and possibly
extras from the NBCSN studio
crew. Bouncing back from a
deficit caused by two
questionable calls Sunday night
to strangle the Lightning into
submission — as sizable road
underdogs, against the best team
in the East. Stomping the life out
of that beaten opponent in the
third period, to the point that you
could hear every bite of cotton
candy in that empty arena as the
Caps seemed actually to
accelerate with the lead. What’s
the opposite of turtling? Deturtling? Un-turtling? Hare-ing?
The thing is, this all suggests
that there was something
fundamentally wrong last year or
the year before or any of those
other seasons, and I’m still not
sure I actually believe that. Some
of those teams were seriously
dang good. They just were. Was
the problem really that last year’s
team dominated too much in the
regular season? Or that it didn’t
have Alex Chiasson? Or that
Nicklas Backstrom was healthy?
Or that Tom Wilson wasn’t
suspended? Was the problem
that they hadn’t benched their
goalie? Or that they had freaking
Mr. Game 7 in the dressing room?
That doesn’t exactly make sense.
But . . . sometimes sports
don’t make sense, unless you’re
willing to gently caress silly
narratives that you probably
know better than to caress.
Like: Belief is a powerful thing.
A team can get hot — at the right
time. Once a forever hurdle
falls, the next hurdle might not
look so demanding. All that stuff
you don’t actually believe until
it’s 2-2 and then 3-2 and then
4-2 and then 5-2 and then 6-2 as
the heavens rain roasted
jalapeño pita chip dust.
Maybe you’re right, nameless
writerly device.
And so now it’s all a done deal
or . . . what am I even saying?
Listen, fella, I keep bouncing
back and forth on the same
trampoline that’s boinging your
mind right now. We’ve all been.
You know the drill. Don’t think
about it but something’s
happening, I can’t think about it
but what if it’s happening, it’s a
jinx why are you typing this I
can’t stop thinking about it stop it
I can’t but you should but I can’t.
“What the bleep is going on?”
Barry Svrluga asked in Monday’s
newspaper, and it’s hard to
imagine the Caps fan who hasn’t
thought that once or twice or 832
times this month. Turns out you
don’t hear a lot about puck luck
when you take four-goal leads in
consecutive road games.
It’s nuts to get too
overconfident in a sport like this,
right? But if you don’t start to
really lean into this thing and
enjoy it, maybe you’ll miss out on
some of the bliss. There’s no
reason for this above-average
regular season team to have
suddenly turned dominant in
May, right? But maybe this route
— the goalie switcheroo, the
Columbus comeback, the
significant win over Pittsburgh —
really has them feeling like they
can’t lose. No one thought this
was going to be the season, right?
But maybe that’s the way it
always had to be. Which brings us
back to the first point: If you keep
waiting for that other shoe to
drop, maybe you’ll be late
sprinting out the door to scream
your head off.
And that would be a shame?
Well . . . who knows? I have no
idea what to think or feel or
write, so I sure can’t tell you what
to do. This all feels rattlingly
unfamiliar, and disorienting, and
I don’t know how to process it.
Washington sports produced
some really, really good teams
over the past few years, and they
found really, really weird ways to
lose in the playoffs, and some of
us started to expect it. I did,
anyhow. Washington sports
didn’t produce many nights like
Sunday. And maybe if you see
enough things you haven’t seen,
your expectations . . . change?
Heavens, that’s weird.
It’s weird.
Weird.
Weird.
You might be jinxing this.
I might.
So why are you writing this?
Because Sunday night might
have been the most staggering,
calmly dominating and
comprehensively impressive
playoff win — considering the
massive, perhaps historic stakes
— I can remember from a D.C.
pro team this century. That
they’re playing this well is not a
dream. That doesn’t mean it will
continue. Maybe they’ll lose four
straight and I will have to eat my
computer screen. But for some of
us, at least, this was the night the
last bit of skepticism was
converted into something
approaching . . . is that . . . belief?
“This is not the Washington
Capitals of past years,” Mike
Milbury said, which we all had
sort of at least half-thought, even
if none of it makes much sense.
And that’s?
Weird.
Yeah. Super Weird.
dan.steinberg@washpost.com
For more by Dan Steinberg, visit
washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog.
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B A SK E T B ALL
H O CK EY
SOCCER
NBA playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
CAVALIERS ELIMINATED RAPTORS, 4-0
EASTERN CONFERENCE
CAPITALS ELIMINATED PENGUINS, 4-2
Game 1: Cleveland 113, at Toronto 112 (OT)
Game 2: Cleveland 128, at Toronto 110
Game 3: at Cleveland 105, Toronto 103
Game 4: at Cleveland 128, Toronto 93
Game 1: Pittsburgh 3, at Washington 2
Game 2: at Washington 4, Pittsburgh 1
Game 3: Washington 4, at Pittsburgh 3
Game 4: at Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
Game 5: at Washington 6, Pittsburgh 3
Game 6: Washington 2, at Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
Best of seven
Game 1: at Boston 117, Philadelphia 101
Game 2: at Boston 108, Philadelphia 103
Game 3: Boston 101, at Philadelphia 98 (OT)
Game 4: at Philadelphia 103, Boston 92
Game 5: at Boston 114, Philadelphia 112
LIGHTNING ELIMINATED BRUINS, 4-1
Game 1: Boston 6, at Tampa Bay 2
Game 2: at Tampa Bay 4, Boston 2
Game 3: Tampa Bay 4, at Boston 1
Game 4: Tampa Bay 4, at Boston 3 (OT)
Game 5: at Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
WARRIORS ELIMINATED PELICANS, 4-1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
JETS ELLIMINATED PREDATORS, 4-3
Game 1: at Golden State 123, New Orleans 101
Game 2: at Golden State 121, New Orleans 116
Game 3: at New Orleans 119, Golden State 100
Game 4: Golden State 118, at New Orleans 92
Game 5: at Golden State 113, New Orleans 104
Game 1: Winnipeg 4, at Nashville 1
Game 2: at Nashville 5, Winnipeg 4 (2OT)
Game 3: at Winnipeg 7, Nashville 4
Game 4: Nashville 2, at Winnipeg 1
Game 5: Winnipeg 6, at Nashville 2
Game 6: Nashville 4, at Winnipeg 0
Game 7: Winnipeg 5, at Nashville 1
ROCKETS ELIMINATED JAZZ, 4-1
Game 1: at Houston 110, Utah 96
Game 2: Utah 116, at Houston 108
Game 3: Houston 113, at Utah 92
Game 4: Houston 100, at Utah 87
Game 5: at Houston 112, Utah 102
Best of seven; x-If necessary
EASTERN CONFERENCE
CELTICS LEAD CAVALIERS, 1-0
Game 1: at Boston 108, Cleveland 83
Tuesday’s game: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30
Saturday’s game: Boston at Cleveland, 8:30
Monday’s game: Boston at Cleveland, 8:30
x-Wednesday, May 23: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30
x-Friday, May 25: Boston at Cleveland, 8:30
x-Sunday, May 27: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30
GOLDEN STATE
Durant
Iguodala
D.Green
Curry
Thompson
Looney
Young
Livingston
West
TOTALS
27
26
31
24
32 — 119
26 — 106
MIN
FG
FT O-T A PF PTS
40:16 14-27 6-6 0-3 1 2 37
27:59
2-3 7-8 0-4 1 4 11
36:50
1-5 3-4 0-9 9 3
5
35:11 8-15 1-2 1-6 8 5 18
42:16 9-18 4-4 1-4 2 2 28
24:46
1-1 0-0 1-4 1 0
2
15:13
3-5 0-0 0-1 0 0
9
13:39
3-5 1-1 0-5 0 0
7
3:50
1-1 0-0 0-1 2 1
2
240 42-80 22-25 3-37 24 17 119
Percentages: FG .525, FT .880. 3-Point Goals: 13-33, .394
(Thompson 6-15, Young 3-5, Durant 3-6, Curry 1-5,
D.Green 0-1, Iguodala 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Team
Turnovers: 9 (9 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (D.Green 2, Curry,
Durant). Turnovers: 9 (D.Green 3, Iguodala 2, Curry,
Durant, Looney, Thompson). Steals: 9 (Curry 2, D.Green
2, Iguodala 2, Thompson 2, Looney). Technical Fouls:
D.Green, 10:53 first.
HOUSTON
Ariza
Tucker
Capela
Harden
Paul
Gordon
Mbah a Moute
G.Green
Nene
Anderson
TOTALS
MIN
FG
FT O-T A PF PTS
23:21
3-8 1-1 0-2 0 5
8
34:30
0-3 1-3 1-5 2 3
1
29:57
6-7 0-0 1-6 3 0 12
35:08 14-24 8-10 1-4 7 4 41
38:11 8-17 5-7 2-11 3 4 23
33:54 6-13 0-0 0-5 3 1 15
17:28
0-6 0-0 1-4 0 0
0
16:42
2-5 0-0 1-3 0 4
6
5:45
0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1
0
5:04
0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1
0
240 39-85 15-21 7-42 18 23 106
Percentages: FG .459, FT .714. 3-Point Goals: 13-37, .351
(Harden 5-9, Gordon 3-7, G.Green 2-4, Paul 2-7, Ariza
1-5, Anderson 0-1, Mbah a Moute 0-2, Tucker 0-2). Team
Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 13 (17 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 3 (Capela 2, Tucker). Turnovers: 13 (Gordon 4,
Harden 4, Ariza, G.Green, Mbah a Moute, Paul, Tucker).
Steals: 5 (Ariza, Capela, Harden, Paul, Tucker).
Celtics 108, Cavaliers 83
Sunday
Cleveland ............................ 18
Boston ................................ 36
CLEVELAND
James
Smith
Love
Hill
Korver
Thompson
Green
Hood
Clarkson
Osman
Calderon
Nance Jr.
Zizic
TOTALS
17
25
29
17
19 — 83
30 — 108
MIN
FG
FT O-T A PF PTS
36:07 5-16 5-6 0-7 9 1 15
28:38
2-9 0-0 0-1 1 1
4
30:31 5-14 6-6 2-8 3 3 17
28:18
2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1
5
23:28
2-6 0-0 1-5 0 1
5
20:42
4-6 0-0 4-11 1 0
8
19:45
1-3 4-4 1-1 1 1
6
18:55 5-12 1-1 0-0 2 3 11
15:49 4-11 1-1 1-3 0 0 10
7:09
0-3 0-0 0-2 0 0
0
3:53
1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0
2
3:53
0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1
0
2:52
0-0 0-2 0-2 1 0
0
240 31-86 17-20 9-40 18 12 83
Percentages: FG .360, FT .850. 3-Point Goals: 4-26, .154
(Clarkson 1-2, Hill 1-2, Love 1-4, Korver 1-5, Calderon
0-1, Green 0-1, Osman 0-1, Hood 0-2, Smith 0-3, James
0-5). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 9 (17 PTS).
Blocked Shots: 3 (James 2, Korver). Turnovers: 9 (James
7, Love, Thompson). Steals: 4 (Clarkson, Korver, Osman,
Smith). Technical Fouls: None.
BOSTON
Morris
Tatum
Horford
Brown
Rozier
Baynes
Smart
Ojeleye
Nader
Monroe
Yabusele
TOTALS
MIN
FG
FT O-T A PF PTS
34:03 7-12 4-5 1-10 0 3 21
37:00 6-11 2-2 1-6 3 3 16
27:23 8-10 2-3 2-4 6 1 20
28:03 9-16 2-2 1-8 1 2 23
34:22 4-10 0-0 0-6 8 0
8
25:04
2-5 0-0 0-8 2 2
4
24:51 4-12 0-0 0-3 6 2
9
15:29
1-4 1-1 0-1 0 2
3
4:35
1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1
2
4:35
1-1 0-0 1-2 1 1
2
4:35
0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0
0
240 43-84 11-13 6-48 27 17 108
Percentages: FG .512, FT .846. 3-Point Goals: 11-30, .367
(Morris 3-4, Brown 3-5, Horford 2-4, Tatum 2-5, Smart
1-5, Nader 0-1, Ojeleye 0-3, Rozier 0-3). Team Rebounds:
6. Team Turnovers: 9 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Horford
2, Baynes, Brown, Tatum). Turnovers: 9 (Brown 2, Smart
2, Tatum 2, Morris, Nader, Rozier). Steals: 6 (Baynes 2,
Tatum 2, Brown, Smart). Technical Fouls: coach Celtics
(Defensive three second), 3:57 third.
NBA PLAYOFF LEADERS
Through Sunday’s game
SCORING
G
James, CLE ........................ 11
Davis, NOR .......................... 9
Westbrook, OKC ................. 6
Harden, HOU ..................... 10
Durant, GOL ...................... 10
Wall, WAS .......................... 6
Antetokounmpo, MIL ......... 7
McCollum, POR ................... 4
Middleton, MIL ................... 7
George, OKC ........................ 6
Mitchell, UTA .................... 11
Holiday, NOR ...................... 9
Aldridge, SAN ..................... 5
FG
140
106
64
90
102
56
69
40
67
49
102
88
37
FT PTS. AVG.
82 377 34.3
53 271 30.1
33 176 29.3
72 285 28.5
57 280 28.0
40 156 26.0
38 180 25.7
10 101 25.2
14 173 24.7
31 148 24.7
39 268 24.4
21 213 23.7
41 118 23.6
REBOUNDS
G OFF. DEF. TOT. AVG.
Davis, NOR .......................... 9
24
97 121 13.4
Towns, MIN ......................... 5
15
52
67 13.4
Embiid, PHL ........................ 8
23
78 101 12.6
Capela, HOU ...................... 10
41
81 122 12.2
Westbrook, OKC ................. 6
11
61
72 12.0
Green, GOL ........................ 10
27
88 115 11.5
Gobert, UTA ...................... 11
43
75 118 10.7
Valanciunas, TOR ............. 10
30
75 105 10.5
Love, CLE ........................... 11
25
86 111 10.1
Antetokounmpo, MIL ......... 7
8
59
67 9.6
Mirotic, NOR ....................... 9
9
77
86 9.6
Simmons, PHL .................. 10
16
78
94 9.4
James, CLE ........................ 11
16
87 103 9.4
ASSISTS
G
Rondo, NOR ....................................... 9
Wall, WAS ......................................... 6
Green, GOL ...................................... 10
James, CLE ...................................... 11
Lowry, TOR ...................................... 10
Simmons, PHL ................................. 10
Westbrook, OKC ................................ 6
Harden, HOU ................................... 10
Paul, HOU ........................................ 10
Holiday, NOR ..................................... 9
Antetokounmpo, MIL ........................ 7
Oladipo, IND ...................................... 7
Teague, MIN ...................................... 5
AST.
110
69
90
99
85
77
45
74
64
57
44
42
29
AVG.
12.2
11.5
9.0
9.0
8.5
7.7
7.5
7.4
6.4
6.3
6.3
6.0
5.8
STEALS
G
Oladipo, IND ...................................... 7
Wall, WAS ......................................... 6
Harden, HOU ................................... 10
Richardson, MIA ............................... 5
Paul, HOU ........................................ 10
Davis, NOR ........................................ 9
Green, GOL ...................................... 10
Young, IND ........................................ 7
Simmons, PHL ................................. 10
Anthony, OKC .................................... 6
Gay, SAN ........................................... 5
James, CLE ...................................... 11
Lowry, TOR ...................................... 10
Nurkic, POR ....................................... 4
STL.
17
14
23
11
21
18
19
12
17
10
8
17
15
6
AVG.
2.43
2.33
2.30
2.20
2.10
2.00
1.90
1.71
1.70
1.67
1.60
1.55
1.50
1.50
GA
13
10
16
16
11
14
17
14
26
18
16
WESTERN
W
Sporting KC ......................7
Los Angeles FC ................6
Dallas ...............................4
Portland ...........................4
Vancouver ........................4
Real Salt Lake ..................4
Minnesota United ............4
Houston ...........................3
LA Galaxy .........................3
San Jose ...........................2
Colorado ...........................2
Seattle .............................2
L
2
2
1
3
5
5
7
3
6
5
5
5
T PTS
2
23
2
20
4
16
2
14
2
14
1
13
0
12
3
12
1
10
2
8
2
8
2
8
GF
23
22
14
14
12
13
13
20
14
15
11
7
GA
12
16
9
14
20
21
21
15
19
17
13
11
Houston 2, Vancouver 2, tie
Best of seven; x-If necessary
SATURDAY’S RESULTS
San Jose 3, Minnesota United 1
Philadelphia 2, Montreal 0
Dallas 3, LA Galaxy 2
Columbus 3, Chicago 0
New England 3, Toronto FC 2
New York 2, Colorado 1
Real Salt Lake 3, D.C. United 2
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Portland 1, Seattle 0
Atlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1
New York City FC 2, Los Angeles FC 2, tie
WESTERN CONFERENCE
JETS AND GOLDEN KNIGHTS TIED, 1-1
Warriors 119, Rockets 106
GF
25
17
21
20
23
18
13
8
14
12
10
CONFERENCE FINALS
Game 1: Washington 4, at Tampa Bay 2
Game 2: Washington 6, at Tampa Bay 2
Tuesday’s game: Tampa Bay at Washington, 8
Thursday’s game: Tampa Bay at Washington, 8
x-Saturday’s game: Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:15
x-Monday's game: Tampa Bay at Washington, 8
x-Wednesday, May 23: Washington at Tampa Bay, 8
Game 1: Golden State 119, at Houston 106
Wednesday’s game: Golden State at Houston, 9
Sunday’s game: Houston at Golden State, 8
Tuesday, May 22: Houston at Golden State, 9
x-Thursday, May 24: Golden State at Houston, 9
x-Saturday, May 26: Houston at Golden State, 9
x-Monday, May 28: Golden State at Houston, 9
T PTS
1
25
3
21
3
21
1
19
0
18
2
17
2
11
2
11
0
9
1
7
2
5
FRIDAY’S RESULT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
CAPITALS LEAD LIGHTNING, 2-0
WESTERN CONFERENCE
WARRIORS LEAD ROCKETS, 1-0
L
2
3
2
3
3
3
5
5
8
6
5
Columbus 1, Philadelphia 0
Seattle 2, Toronto FC 1
Sporting KC 2, Atlanta United FC 0
Chicago 1, Montreal 0
Los Angeles FC 2, Minnesota United 0
Game 1: at Vegas 7, San Jose 0
Game 2: San Jose 4, at Vegas 3 (2OT)
Game 3: Vegas 4, at San Jose 3 (OT)
Game 4: at San Jose 4, Vegas 0
Game 5: at Vegas 5, San Jose 3
Game 6: Vegas 3, at San Jose 0
Game 1: at Winnipeg 4, Vegas 2
Game 2: Vegas 3, at Winnipeg 1
Wednesday’s game: Winnipeg at Vegas, 9
Friday’s game: Winnipeg at Vegas, 8
x-Sunday’s game: Vegas at Winnipeg, 3
x-Tuesday, May 22: Winnipeg at Vegas, 9
x-Thursday, May 24: Vegas at Winnipeg, 8
San Jose at Vancouver, 10:30
Oct. 5-8 _ Safeway Open (Brendan Steele)
Oct. 12-15 _ CIMB Classic (Pat Perez)
Oct. 19-22 _ The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Justin Thomas)
Oct. 26-29 _ WGC-HSBC Champions (Justin Rose)
Oct. 26-29 _ Sanderson Farms Championship (Ryan
Armour)
Nov. 2-5 _ Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Patrick
Cantlay)
Nov. 9-12 _ OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Patton Kizzire)
Nov. 16-19 _ RSM Classic (Austin Cook)
Jan. 4-7 _ Sentry Tournament of Champions (Dustin
Johnson)
Jan. 11-14 _ Sony Open (Patton Kizzire)
Jan. 18-21 _ CareerBuilder Challenge (Jon Rahm)
Jan. 25-29 _ Farmers Insurance Open (Jason Day)
Feb. 1-4 _ Waste Management Phoenix Open (Gary
Woodland)
Feb. 8-11 _ AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Ted Potter, Jr.)
Feb. 15-18 _ Genesis Open (Bubba Watson)
Feb. 22-25 _ Honda Classic (Justin Thomas)
March 1-4 _ WGC-Mexico Championship (Phil Mickelson)
March 8-11 _ Valspar Championship (Paul Casey)
March 15-18 _ Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rory McIlroy)
March 21-25 _ WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
(Bubba Watson)
March 22-25 _ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Brice Garnett)
March 29-April 1 _ Houston Open (Ian Poulter)
April 5-8 _ The Masters (Patrick Reed)
April 12-15 _ RBC Heritage (Satoshi Kodaira)
April 19-22 _ Valero Texas Open (Andrew Landry)
April 26-29 _ Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Billy
Horschel/Scott Piercy)
May 3-6 _ Wells Fargo Championship (Jason Day)
May 10-13 _ The Players Championship (Webb Simpson)
May 17-20 _ AT&T Byron Nelson, Trinity Forest GC,
Dallas
Orlando City at Toronto FC, 8
0
0
1 —
1 —
3
1
FIRST PERIOD
Colorado at New York City FC, 1
Los Angeles FC at Portland, 3
Vancouver at Dallas, 4
Columbus at New England, 7:30
Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 7:30
D.C. United at San Jose, 10:30
Scoring: 1, Vegas, Tatar 1 (Theodore, Carpenter), 13:23.
2, Vegas, Marchessault 5 (Smith), 17:22.
NWSL
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 3, Winnipeg, Connor 3 (Myers, Ehlers), 7:17
(pp). 4, Vegas, Marchessault 6 (Smith, Karlsson), 8:45.
SHOTS ON GOAL
VEGAS ................................... 13
8
7 — 28
WINNIPEG ............................. 11
8
12 — 31
Power-play opportunities: Vegas 0 of 2; Winnipeg 1 of 3.
Goalies: Vegas, Fleury 9-3 (31 shots-30 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 9-5 (28-25). A: 15,321 (15,294). T: 2:28.
W
North Carolina .................6
Seattle .............................4
Orlando ............................3
Chicago ............................2
Portland ...........................2
Utah .................................1
Houston ...........................1
Washington .....................1
Sky Blue FC ......................0
L
0
1
2
2
3
1
3
4
4
T PTS
2
20
1
13
3
12
5
11
3
9
5
8
4
7
2
5
1
1
GF
13
11
8
12
11
6
7
7
4
GA
5
6
7
11
12
5
12
11
10
SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Capitals 6, Lightning 2
Sunday
WASHINGTON ......................... 1
TAMPA BAY ............................ 2
3
0
2 —
0 —
6
2
FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: 1, Washington, Wilson 3 (Kuznetsov, Niskanen), 0:28. 2, Tampa Bay, Point 5 (Stamkos, Hedman),
7:08 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 5 (Point, Kucherov),
10:22 (pp). Penalties: Wilson, WSH, (interference), 6:48;
Oshie, WSH, (high sticking), 8:26; Orpik, WSH, (roughing), 12:06; Kunitz, TB, (roughing), 12:06.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 4, Washington, Smith-Pelly 3 (Carlson, Chiasson), 2:50. 5, Washington, Eller 5 (Vrana), 18:58. 6,
Washington, Kuznetsov 8 (Ovechkin, Eller), 19:57 (pp).
Penalties: Paquette, TB, (roughing), 6:33; Beagle, WSH,
(roughing), 6:33; Gourde, TB, (hooking), 11:47; Kempny,
WSH, (interference), 15:48; Vasilevskiy, TB, served by
Palat, (tripping), 19:50.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 7, Washington, Ovechkin 10 (Wilson, Kuznetsov), 3:34. 8, Washington, Connolly 3 (Carlson, Eller),
12:57. Penalties: Kempny, WSH, (cross checking), 6:55;
Killorn, TB, (roughing), 13:09; Connolly, WSH, (cross
checking), 13:09; Kucherov, TB, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:03.
SHOTS ON GOAL
WASHINGTON ....................... 10
13
14 — 37
TAMPA BAY .......................... 13
8
14 — 35
Power-play opportunities: Washington 1 of 3; Tampa
Bay 2 of 4. Goalies: Washington, Holtby 10-3 (35
shots-33 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 8-4 (37-31). A:
19,092 (19,092). T: 2:37.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS LEADERS
Through Sunday
North Carolina 1, Washington 0
Orlando 2, Portland 1
Houston 2, Chicago 2, tie
Seattle 4, Sky Blue FC 1
SATURDAY’S MATCHES
Portland at Washington, 7
Houston at Utah, 3:30
North Carolina at Sky Blue FC, 7
Chicago at Seattle, 10
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
Sky Blue FC at Washington, 7:30
North Carolina at Orlando, 7:30
Seattle at Houston, 8
New York City 2, Galaxy 2
Late Sunday
NEW YORK CITY
1
1
2
LOS ANGELES
1
1
2
First half: 1, New York City, Villa, 5, 13th minute. 2, Los
Angeles, Ibeagha 1 (own goal), 23rd.
Second half: 3, Los Angeles, Vela, 6 (Kaye), 66th. 4, New
York City, Tajouri, 5, 75th.
Goalies: New York City, Sean Johnson; Los Angeles,
Tyler Miller.
Yellow Cards: Herrera, New York City, 16th; Atuesta, Los
Angeles, 28th; Miller, Los Angeles, 32nd; Gaber, Los
Angeles, 37th; Sweat, New York City, 62nd.
New York City, Sean Johnson; Alexander Callens, Sebastien Ibeagha, Ben Sweat (Ismael Tajouri, 69th), Anton
Tinnerholm; Yangel Herrera, Jesus Medina, Maxi Moralez (Ebenezer Ofori, 80th), Alexander Ring; Jo Inge
Berget, David Villa (Ronald Matarrita, 87th).
Los Angeles, Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour (Jordan
Harvey, 79th), Laurent Ciman, Omar Gaber, Walker
Zimmermann; Eduard Atuesta, Benny Feilhaber (Lee
Nguyen, 78th), Mark Anthony Kaye; Latif Blessing,
Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela.
GOALS
Name Team................................................GP
Mark Scheifele Winnipeg .......................... 13
Jake Guentzel Pittsburgh.......................... 12
Alex Ovechkin Washington ....................... 14
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh.......................... 12
Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington ................ 14
Filip Forsberg Nashville............................. 13
Patrice Bergeron Boston ........................... 11
Jake DeBrusk Boston ................................ 12
Tomas Hertl San Jose ............................... 10
Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay ...................... 12
David Pastrnak Boston.............................. 12
Paul Stastny Winnipeg.............................. 13
Dustin Byfuglien Winnipeg ....................... 13
Lars Eller Washington............................... 14
Patric Hornqvist Pittsburgh ...................... 10
William Karlsson Vegas ............................ 11
T.J. Oshie Washington .............................. 14
Ondrej Palat Tampa Bay............................ 12
Brayden Point Tampa Bay ......................... 12
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay ..................... 12
G
12
10
10
9
8
7
6
6
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
ASSISTS
Name Team .............................................. GP
Blake Wheeler Winnipeg........................... 13
David Pastrnak Boston.............................. 12
Brad Marchand Boston.............................. 12
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh ......................... 12
John Carlson Washington ......................... 14
Jake Guentzel Pittsburgh ......................... 12
Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington ................ 14
Reilly Smith Vegas .................................... 11
Nicklas Backstrom Washington................ 11
Patrice Bergeron Boston ........................... 11
Dustin Byfuglien Winnipeg....................... 13
Filip Forsberg Nashville ............................ 13
Ryan Johansen Nashville .......................... 13
Torey Krug Boston..................................... 11
Jonathan Marchessault Vegas ................. 11
Alex Ovechkin Washington....................... 14
Paul Stastny Winnipeg ............................. 13
Logan Couture San Jose............................ 10
A
15
14
13
12
11
11
11
11
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
8
POWER-PLAY GOALS
Name Team ..............................................GP
T.J. Oshie Washington..............................14
Alex Ovechkin Washington.......................14
Mark Scheifele Winnipeg..........................13
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay.....................12
P.K. Subban Nashville ...............................13
John Carlson Washington.........................14
Alex Killorn Tampa Bay.............................12
Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington................14
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh ...........................9
Alex Tuch Vegas........................................11
James van Riemsdyk Toronto.....................7
Logan Couture San Jose............................10
Jake Guentzel Pittsburgh .........................12
Patric Hornqvist Pittsburgh......................10
Patrik Laine Winnipeg...............................13
Gabriel Landeskog Colorado .......................6
Colin Miller Vegas .....................................11
PP
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
POWER-PLAY ASSISTS
Name Team ............................................ GP
Nicklas Backstrom Washington.............. 11
John Carlson Washington ....................... 14
Torey Krug Boston................................... 11
Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay.................... 12
Phil Kessel Pittsburgh............................. 12
Dustin Byfuglien Winnipeg..................... 13
Filip Forsberg Nashville .......................... 13
Ryan Johansen Nashville ........................ 13
Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington.............. 14
Alex Ovechkin Washington..................... 14
David Pastrnak Boston............................ 12
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay ................... 12
Logan Couture San Jose.......................... 10
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh ....................... 12
Victor Hedman Tampa Bay ..................... 12
T.J. Oshie Washington ............................ 14
Joe Pavelski San Jose ............................. 10
PPA
8
7
7
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
4
SHORTHANDED POINTS
Name Team..............................................GP
Jay Beagle Washington............................13
Patrice Bergeron Boston ..........................11
Matt Calvert Columbus ..............................6
Blake Coleman New Jersey ........................5
Valtteri Filppula Philadelphia.....................6
Ryan Johansen Nashville..........................13
Seth Jones Columbus .................................6
Kasperi Kapanen Toronto ...........................7
Jori Lehtera Philadelphia............................6
SHP
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
9.18
8.93
8.09
8.07
7.34
6.96
6.93
6.20
5.94
5.40
5.39
5.39
5.29
5.09
5.04
4.66
4.57
4.54
4.52
4.27
4.19
3.98
3.92
3.73
3.73
3.68
3.63
3.52
3.32
3.28
3.19
3.15
3.13
3.12
3.03
2.98
2.86
2.81
2.79
2.78
2.76
2.73
2.70
2.63
2.60
2.54
2.51
2.51
2.50
2.49
PGA TOUR SCHEDULE
SATURDAY’S MATCHES
VEGAS ..................................... 2
WINNIPEG ............................... 0
Through Sunday
1. Justin Thomas ............................USA
2. Dustin Johnson...........................USA
3. Jordan Spieth..............................USA
4. Jon Rahm .................................... ESP
5. Justin Rose .................................ENG
6. Rickie Fowler ..............................USA
7. Jason Day....................................AUS
8. Rory McIlroy ................................NIR
9. Hideki Matsuyama ..................... JPN
10. Tommy Fleetwood ....................ENG
11. Brooks Koepka ..........................USA
12. Paul Casey.................................ENG
13. Patrick Reed..............................USA
14. Sergio Garcia............................. ESP
15. Henrik Stenson ........................SWE
16. Marc Leishman .........................AUS
17. Alex Noren ...............................SWE
18. Bubba Watson ..........................USA
19. Phil Mickelson...........................USA
20. Webb Simpson..........................USA
21. Tyrrell Hatton ...........................ENG
22. Matt Kuchar..............................USA
23. Xander Schauffele ....................USA
24. Pat Perez...................................USA
25. Rafael Cabrera Bello ................. ESP
26. Brian Harman............................USA
27. Kevin Kisner..............................USA
28. Ian Poulter ................................ENG
29. Satoshi Kodaira ........................ JPN
30. Charley Hoffman.......................USA
31. Kiradech Aphibarnrat ...............THA
32. Tony Finau ................................USA
33. Francesco Molinari .................... ITA
34. Patrick Cantlay .........................USA
35. Louis Oosthuizen ...................... SAF
36. Branden Grace .......................... SAF
37. Gary Woodland .........................USA
38. Daniel Berger ............................USA
39. Matthew Fitzpatrick.................ENG
40. Bryson DeChambeau ................USA
41. Cameron Smith.........................AUS
42. Siwoo Kim................................ KOR
43. Charl Schwartzel ...................... SAF
44. Ross Fisher ...............................ENG
45. Adam Hadwin .......................... CAN
46. Alexander Levy .........................FRA
47. Kevin Chappell ..........................USA
48. Kyle Stanley..............................USA
49. Haotong Li................................ CHN
50. Brendan Steele .........................USA
WEDNESDAY’S MATCH
FRIDAY’S MATCH
Golden Knights 3, Jets 1
TE N NI S
World Golf Ranking
EASTERN
W
Atlanta United FC ............8
Columbus .........................6
New York City FC .............6
Orlando City .....................6
New York .........................6
New England ....................5
Chicago ............................3
Philadelphia .....................3
Montreal ..........................3
Toronto FC .......................2
D.C. United .......................1
WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
GOLDEN KNIGHTS ELIMINATED SHARKS, 4-2
CONFERENCE FINALS
Golden State ...................... 29
Houston .............................. 30
MLS
Best of seven; x-If necessary
CELTICS ELIMINATED 76ERS, 4-1
GOLF
Atlanta 2, Orlando 1
Sunday
ATLANTA
2
0
2
ORLANDO
0
1
1
First half: 1, Atlanta, Martinez, 8 (penalty kick), 10th
minute. 2, Atlanta, Barco, 2 (Garza), 31st.
Second half: 3, Orlando, Meram, 1, 57th.
Goalies: Atlanta, Alec Kann; Orlando, Joe Bendik.
Yellow Cards: Higuita, Orlando, 20th; Bendik, Orlando,
32nd; Yotun, Orlando, 84th; Villalba, Atlanta, 84th;
Rosell, Orlando, 88th; Johnson, Orlando, 94th.
Atlanta, Alec Kann; Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Jeff Larentowicz, Michael Parkhurst, Miles Robinson; Miguel
Almiron, Greg Garza, Julian Gressel; Ezequiel Barco
(Hector Villalba, 68th), Josef Martinez (Romario Williams, 79th), Darlington Nagbe (Kevin Kratz, 87th).
Orlando, Joe Bendik; Will Johnson, Lamine Sane, Amro
Tarek; Mohammed El Monir, Cristian Higuita (Oriol
Rosell, 46th), Sacha Kljestan, Yoshimar Yotun; Dom
Dwyer, Justin Meram (Stefano, 74th), Chris Mueller
(Josue Colman, 66th).
Portland 1, Seattle 0
Sunday
SEATTLE
0
0
0
PORTLAND
0
1
1
Second half: 1, Portland, Blanco, 5 (Armenteros), 86th
minute.
Goalies: Seattle, Stefan Frei; Portland, Jeff Attinella.
Yellow Cards: Delem, Seattle, 34th; Ridgewell, Portland,
44th; Roldan, Seattle, 76th; Wingo, Seattle, 82nd;
Blanco, Portland, 96th.
Seattle, Stefan Frei; Kim Kee-Hee (Handwalla Bwana,
71st), Kelvin Leerdam, Chad Marshall, Nouhou Tolo
(Jordan McCrary, 60th); Jordy Delem, Magnus Eikrem
(Henry Wingo, 78th), Alex Roldan, Cristian Roldan,
Gustav Svensson; Clint Dempsey.
Portland, Jeff Attinella; Larrys Mabiala, Alvas Powell
(Dairon Asprilla, 86th), Liam Ridgewell, Zarek Valentin;
Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes (Andres Flores, 77th), Diego Valeri; Fanendo Adi (Samuel
Armenteros, 77th), Andy Polo.
LACROSSE
NCAA men’s tournament
OPENING ROUND
WEDNESDAY’S RESULT
Robert Morris 12, Canisius 6
FIRST ROUND
SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Yale 15, U-Mass. 13
Duke 17, Villanova 11
Albany 18, Richmond 9
Loyola (Md.) 13, Virginia 9
SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Maryland 14, Robert Morris 11
Denver 9, Notre Dame 7
at Johns Hopkins 10, Georgetown 9 (OT)
Cornell 10, at Syracuse 9
QUARTERFINALS
SATURDAY’S GAMES
In Hempstead, N.Y.
Yale (14-3) vs. Loyola (Md.) (13-3), noon or 2:30
Albany (15-2) vs. Denver (13-3), noon or 2:30
SUNDAY’S GAMES
In Annapolis
Maryland (13-3) vs. Cornell (13-4) winner, noon or 2:30
Johns Hopkins (12-4) vs. Duke (14-3), noon or 2:30
IN FOXBOROUGH, MASS.
SEMIFINALS
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Maryland-Syracuse-Cornell winner vs. Johns HopkinsGeorgetown-Duke winner, noon or 2:30
Yale-Loyola (Md.)-Virginia winner vs. Albany-Denver
winner, noon or 2:30
CHAMPIONSHIP
MONDAY, MAY 28
Semifinal winners, 1
LPGA MONEY LEADERS
Through May 6
Trn
1. Inbee Park ........................................7
2. Ariya Jutanugarn...........................11
3. Moriya Jutanugarn ........................11
4. Brooke M. Henderson ....................11
5. Pernilla Lindberg............................10
6. Jessica Korda ...................................6
7. Jin Young Ko ....................................9
8. Minjee Lee .......................................9
9. Eun-Hee Ji........................................8
10. Shanshan Feng ..............................8
11. Lydia Ko .......................................10
12. Michelle Wie ..................................9
13. Brittany Lincicome ........................8
14. Azahara Munoz..............................9
15. Charley Hull ...................................9
16. Sung Hyun Park .............................8
17. Lizette Salas..................................9
18. Jennifer Song.................................8
19. Lexi Thompson...............................7
20. Lindy Duncan .................................9
21. Cristie Kerr...................................10
22. Marina Alex ...................................9
23. Nelly Korda ....................................8
24. So Yeon Ryu...................................9
25. Caroline Masson ............................9
26. Jenny Shin ...................................10
27. Wei-Ling Hsu .................................8
28. Danielle Kang.................................8
29. Amy Yang.......................................6
30. Hannah Green ................................9
31. Sei Young Kim................................9
32. Bronte Law ....................................8
33. Jeong Eun Lee................................8
34. Aditi Ashok ....................................8
35. Austin Ernst ..................................9
36. Katherine Kirk..............................10
37. Chella Choi ...................................10
38. Amy Olson .....................................8
39. Ayako Uehara ..............................10
40. In Gee Chun....................................6
41. Brittany Altomare .......................10
42. Ryann O'Toole................................8
43. Carlota Ciganda..............................9
44. Emma Talley ..................................8
45. Yu Liu .............................................8
46. Pornanong Phatlum.......................9
47. Laura Davies ..................................6
48. Angela Stanford ..........................10
49. Megan Khang ...............................10
50. Angel Yin........................................9
Money
$717,367
$576,390
$570,848
$514,331
$508,996
$500,587
$484,836
$419,466
$400,185
$397,617
$382,648
$377,313
$331,151
$304,095
$292,927
$291,765
$291,237
$268,183
$247,408
$241,405
$238,085
$229,065
$226,959
$219,978
$205,164
$200,690
$192,538
$188,788
$159,704
$158,307
$157,963
$148,074
$146,604
$139,146
$135,462
$134,443
$127,924
$126,288
$126,030
$123,548
$122,498
$121,726
$119,719
$119,134
$119,069
$117,717
$116,688
$116,550
$115,033
$112,683
LPGA TOUR SCHEDULE
Jan. 25-28 _ Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic (Brittany
Lincicome)
Feb 15-18 _ ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open (Jin
Young Ko)
Feb. 21-24 _ Honda LPGA Thailand (Jessica Korda)
March 1-4 _ HSBC Women’s Championship (Michelle
Wie)
March 15-18 _ Bank of Hope Founders Cup (Inbee Park)
March 22-25 _ Kia Classic (Eun-Hee Ji)
March 29-April 1 _ ANA Inspiration (Pernilla Lindberg)
April 11-14 _ LOTTE Championship (Brooke Henderson)
April 19-22 _ HUGEL-JTBC Championship (Moriya Jutanugarn)
April 26-29 _ Mediheal Championship (Lydia Ko)
May 3-6 _ Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic
(Sung Hyun Park)
May 17-20 _ Kingsmill Championship, Kingsmill Resort,
Williamsburg, Va.
May 24-27 _ LPGA Volvik Championship, Travis Pointe
CC, Ann Arbor, Mich.
May 31-June 3 _ U.S. Women’s Open, Shoal Creek (Ala.)
G&CC
June 8-10 _ ShopRite LPGA Classic, Stockton Seaview
Hotel and GC, Galloway, N.J.
June 14-17 _ Meijer LPGA Classic, Blythefield CC, Grand
Rapids, Mich.
June 22-24 _ Walmart NW Arkansas Championship,
Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Ark.
June 28-July 1 _ KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,
Kemper Lakes GC, Olympia Fields, Ill.
July 5-8 _ Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, Thornberry
Creek at Oneida (Wis.)
July 12-15 _ Marathon Classic, Highland Meadows GC,
Sylvania, Ohio
CYCLING
ATP/WTA
THE TOP 10
ITALIAN OPEN
SOFTBALL
At Foro Italico in Rome
Purse: Men, $5.82 million (Masters 1000)
Surface: Clay-Outdoor
Madison, the wire-to-wire No. 1 team in these rankings,
completed an undefeated regular season with a 19-0
blowout of Oakton. . . . With a 3-0 win against Yorktown
last Tuesday, South Lakes and senior pitcher Ali Rayle
finished the season a perfect 10-0 in district play. The
Seahawks will host Langley in a Liberty District semifinal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. . . . McLean will look to avenge
one of its few losses this season in its Liberty District
semifinal against Yorktown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The
Highlanders won, 4-0, the first time the teams met but
lost, 3-2, in a rematch. . . . Stone Bridge fell, 3-2, in nine
innings to Broad Run on May 7 but rebounded with wins
over Potomac Falls and Freedom-South Riding. . . .
O'Connell enters the Virginia Independent Schools
Athletic Association tournament as the No. 1 seed. The
Knights will host No. 8 St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes in a
first-round matchup at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
MEN’S SINGLES
FIRST ROUND
Pablo Carreno Busta (10), Spain, def. Jared Donaldson,
United States, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0; Robin Haase, Netherlands,
def. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Aljaz Bedene,
Slovenia, def. Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, 6-4, 6-4; Kei
Nishikori, Japan, def. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 7-6 (7-5),
6-4; David Goffin (9), Belgium, def. Leonardo Mayer,
Argentina, 6-1, 6-2; Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def.
Karen Khachanov, Russia, 7-5, 6-7 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6);
Marco Cecchinato, Italy, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 2-6,
7-5, 6-4; Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, def. Federico
Delbonis, Argentina, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1; Novak Djokovic (11),
Serbia, def. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-3;
Matteo Berrettini, Italy, def. Frances Tiafoe, United
States, 6-3, 7-6 (1); Benoit Paire, France, def. Richard
Gasquet, France, 6-4, 6-4; Kyle Edmund, Britain, def.
Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Fabio Fognini, Italy,
def. Gael Monfils, France, 6-3, 6-1.
WOMEN’S SINGLES
FIRST ROUND
Johanna Konta, Britain, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (17),
Slovakia, 6-4, 6-3; Petra Martic, Croatia, def. Lesia
Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-2; Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia,
def. Roberta Vinci, Italy, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3; Kaia Kanepi,
Estonia, def. Camilia Rosatello, Italy, 6-1, 6-2; Naomi
Osaka, Japan, def. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 6-0, 6-3;
Madison Keys (13), United States, def. Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-4, 6-1; Donna Vekic, Croatia,
def. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 6-1, 6-2; Dominika
Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 6-1,
6-7 (5), 6-2; Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Sam
Stosur, Australia, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2; Zhang Shuai, China,
def. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2); Daria
Gavrilova, Australia, def. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia,
5-7, 6-4, 6-3; Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. CoCo
Vandeweghe (12), United States, 6-1, 6-1; Sloane
Stephens (9), United States, def. Barbora Strycova,
Czech Republic, 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, 6-1.
MEN’S DOUBLES
FIRST ROUND
Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New
Zealand, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, and Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 6-2, 6-4; Sam Querrey and Rajeev
Ram, United States, def. Adrian Mannarino and Lucas
Pouille, France, 6-3, 7-5; Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, def. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, and Denis Shapovalov, Canada, 6-2, 6-2.
WOMEN’S DOUBLES
FIRST ROUND
Raquel Atawo, United States, and Anna-Lena
Groenefeld, Germany, def. Olga Savchuk and Elina
Svitolina, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-1; Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia,
and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, and Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, 3-6,
6-3, 10-5; Sara Errani and Martina Trevisyan, Italy, def.
Peng Shuai and Wang Yafan, China, 7-5 7-6 (7-1);
Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, and Karolina Pliskova,
Czech Republic, def. Latisha Chan, Taiwan, and Bethanie
Mattek-Sands (5), United States, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3); Sorana
Cirstea, Romania, and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, def.
Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Ashleigh Barty, Australia,
and Demi Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Nicole Melichar,
United States, and Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, 6-3,
6-2; Vania King, United States, and Katarina Srebotnik,
Slovenia, def. Deborah Chiesa and Alice Matteucci, Italy,
7-5, 6-0; Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Yang Zhaoxuan,
China, def. Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato, Japan, 6-4,
6-4.
ATP World Tour Ranking
At Santa Barbara, Calif.
Tuesday’s Stage 2 Results
(A 97.5-mile leg from Ventura, Calif.)
1. Egan Bernal, Team Sky, 4 hours, 14 minutes.
2. Rafal Majka, Bora-Hansgrohe, 21 seconds behind.
3. Adam Yates, Mitchelton-Scott, 25 behind.
4. Antwan Tolhoek, LottoNL-Jumbo, 30.
5. Daniel Martinez, EF Education First-Drapac p/b
Cannondale, same time.
6. Kristijan Durasek, UAE Team Emirates, same time.
7. Mathias Frank, AG2R La Mondiale, 40.
8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing, 50.
9. Edward Ravasi, UAE Team Emirates, 59 behind.
10. Ruben Guerreiro, Trek-Segafredo, 1 minute, 1 second
behind.
OVERALL STANDINGS
1. Egan Bernal, Team Sky, 7 hours, 16 minutes, 13
seconds.
2. Rafal Majka, Bora-Hansgrohe, 25 seconds behind.
3. Adam Yates, Mitchelton-Scott, 31 behind.
4. Antwan Tolhoek, LottoNL-Jumbo, 40.
5. Kristijan Durasek, UAE Team Emirates, same time.
6. Daniel Martinez, EF Education First-Drapac p/b
Cannondale, same time.
7. Mathias Frank, AG2R La Mondiale, 50.
8. Tejay van Garderen, BMC Racing Team, 1 minute,
behind.
9. Edward Ravasi, UAE Team Emirates, 1 minute, 9
seconds behind.
10. Ruben Guerreiro, Trek-Segafredo, 1:11.
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Team
Madison
Sherwood
Blair
Huntingtown
Woodgrove
Northwest
South Lakes
Stone Bridge
McLean
O'Connell
Record
20-0
15-0
16-2
19-2
17-2
14-2
17-3
15-2
17-3
22-4
THE TOP 10
BASEBALL
Sherwood edged Paint Branch, 3-2, and will face Urbana
in the next round of the Maryland 4A playoffs. . . .
Riverside topped Loudoun Valley, 4-2, to finish its
regular season as Dulles District champion. . . . Lake
Braddock will face Robinson, a team it beat twice in the
regular season, on Tuesday in the Patriot District
semifinals. . . . Arundel beat North County to set up a
huge game against Severna Park in the Maryland 4A
East Section I finals. . . . Rockville beat Magruder, 7-2,
to advance to the Maryland 3A West Section I finals.
. . . C.H. Flowers showed how excited it is for
postseason play by beating Wise, 25-0, in its first
playoff game of the year. . . . Severna Park's Drew
Jeffries hit a walk-off homer to lift his team to a 13-12
win over Old Mill.
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Team
Riverdale Baptist
St. John's
Sherwood
Riverside
Lake Braddock
Arundel
Paul VI
Rockville
C.H. Flowers
Severna Park
Record
32-1
26-6
19-1
17-2
18-3
18-3
23-6
13-2
16-3
18-3
Results
SOFTBALL
MARYLAND
Bethesda-Chevy Chase 10, Einstein 0
Eleanor Roosevelt 16, Wise 5
Northeast 8, J.M. Bennett 4
Severna Park 10, Arundel 0
BASEBALL
PRIVATE
Glenelg Country 8, Gerstell Academy 0
GIRLS’ LACROSSE
MARYLAND
Centennial 18, Long Reach 3
VIRGINIA
Woodbridge 8, Potomac (Va.) 7
Through Sunday
SINGLES
1. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 8670
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 7950
3. Alexander Zverev, Germany, 6015
4. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 4870
5. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 4770
6. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4540
7. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 3660
8. Dominic Thiem, Austria, 3545
9. John Isner, United States, 3305
10. David Goffin, Belgium, 2930
11. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, 2280
12. Sam Querrey, United States, 2220
13. Roberto Bautista-Agut, Spain, 2210
14. Jack Sock, United States, 2155
15. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 2130
DOUBLES
1. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 7050
2. Marcelo Melo, Brazil, 7050
3. Bob Bryan, United States, 6990
3. Mike Bryan, United States, 6990
5. Mate Pavic, Croatia, 6990
ATP World Tour Schedule
H-hard, C-clay, G-grass
Feb. 2-4 _ Davis Cup first round
Feb. 5-11 _ Ecuador Open, CO (Roberto Carballes Baena)
Feb. 5-11 _ Open Sud de France, HI (Lucas Pouille)
Feb. 5-11 _ Diema Xtra Sofia Open, HI (Mirza Basic)
Feb. 12-18 _ ABN Amro World Tournament, HI (Roger
Federer)
Feb. 12-18 _ New York Open, HI (Kevin Anderson)
Feb. 12-18 _ Argentina Open, CO (Dominic Thiem)
Feb. 19-25 _ Rio Open, CO (Diego Schwartzman)
Feb. 19-25 _ Open 13 Provence, HI (Karen Khachanov)
Feb. 19-25 _ Delray Beach Open, HO (Frances Tiafoe)
Feb. 26-March 3 _ Dubai Duty Free Championships, HO
(Roberto Bautista Agut)
Feb. 26-March 3 _ Abierto Mexicano Telcel, HO (Juan
Martin del Potro)
Feb. 26-March 4 _ Brasil Open, CO (Fabio Fognini)
March 8-18 _ BNP Paribas Open (Juan Martin del Potro)
March 21-April 1 _ Miami Open, HO (John Isner)
April 6-8 _ Davis Cup quarterfinals
April 9-15 _ Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Clay Court
Championship, CO (Steve Johnson)
April 9-15 _ Grand Prix Hassan II, CO (Pablo Andujar)
April 15-22 _ Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, CO (Rafael
Nadal)
April 23-29 _ Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, CO (Rafael
Nadal)
April 23-29 _ Gazprom Hungarian Open, CO (Marco
Cecchinato)
April 30-May 6 _ BMW Open, CO (Alexander Zverev)
April 30-May 6 _ Millennium Estoril Open, CO (Joao
Sousa)
April 30-May 6 _ TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open, CO
(Taro Daniel)
May 6-13 _ Mutua Madrid Open, CO (Alexander Zverev)
May 13-20 _ Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome, CO
May 20-26 _ Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open, CO
May 20-26 _ Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon, CO
May 27-June 10 _ Roland Garros, Paris, CO
WTA Ranking
Through Sunday
SINGLES
1. Simona Halep, Romania, 7270
2. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 6845
3. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, 6175
4. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 5505
5. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5425
6. Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, 5282
7. Caroline Garcia, France, 5080
8. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4550
9. Venus Williams, United States, 4286
10. Sloane Stephens, United States, 4059
11. Julia Goerges, Germany, 3090
12. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 2905
13. Daria Kasatkina, Russia, 2775
14. Madison Keys, United States, 2722
15. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 2570
DOUBLES
1. Latisha Chan, Taiwan, 8865
2. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 8635
2. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 8635
4. Timea Babos, Hungary, 7240
5. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 5325
WTA Schedule
H-hard, RC-red clay, GC-green clay, G-grass
Tour of California
H I GH S C HOOLS
Feb. 10-11 _ Fed Cup first round
Feb. 12-18 _ Qatar Total Open, HO (Petra Kvitova)
Feb. 19-24 _ Dubai Duty Free Championships, HO (Elina
Svitolina)
Feb. 19-25 _ Hungarian Ladies Open, HI (Alison Van
Uytvanck)
Feb. 26-March 3 _ Abierto Mexicano Telcel, HO (Lesia
Tsurenko)
March 7-18 _ BNP Paribas Open, HO (Naomi Osaka)
March 20-April 1 _ Miami Open, HO (Sloane Stephens)
April 2-8 _ Volvo Car Open (Kiki Bertens)
April 2-8 _ Abierto GNP Seguros (Garbine Muguruza)
April 9-14 _ Claro Open Colsanitas, RCO (Anna Karolina
Schmiedlova)
April 9-15 _ Samsung Open, RCO (Elise Mertens)
April 21-22 _ Fed Cup semifinals
April 23-29 _ TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, RCO
(Pauline Parmentier)
April 23-29 _ Porsche Grand Prix, RCI (Karolina Pliskova)
April 30-May 5 _ Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla
Meryem, RCO (Elise Mertens)
April 30-May 5 _ J&T Banka Prague Open, RCO (Petra
Kvitova)
May 5-12 _ Mutua Madrid Open, RCO (Petra Kvitova)
May 14-20 _ Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome, RCO
May 20-26 _ Nuernberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg, Germany, RCO
May 20-26 _ Internationaux de Strasbourg, RCO
May 27-June 10 _ Roland Garros, Paris, RCO
June 11-17 _ The Open Nottingham (England), GO
June 11-17 _ Ricoh Open, Den Bosch, Netherlands, GO
June 18-24 _ The Classic Birmingham (England), GO
June 18-24 _ Mallorca (Spain) Open, GO
TR ANS AC TI ONS
MLB
Mlb: Extended the administrative leave of Toronto RHP
Roberto Osuna by seven days through May 21 as the
commissioner’s office investigates a charge of assault.
Boston Red Sox: Activated RHP Steven Wright. Placed
RHP Hector Velazquez on the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Tyler
Thornburg and 2B Dustin Pedroia on a rehab assignments to Pawtucket Red Sox.
Detroit Tigers: Placed 3B Jeimer Candelario on the
10-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled INF r Dawel
Lugo from Toledo (IL).
Kansas City Royals: Recalled INF-OF Hunter Dozier from
Omaha (PCL). Placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day DL.
Los Angeles Angels: Sent RHP Blake Wood on a rehab
assignment to Inland (Cal). Placed RHP Keynan Middleton on 10-day DL. Recalled Felix Pena from Salt Lake
(PCL).
New York Yankees: Reinstated INF/OF Brandon Drury
from the 10-day DL and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Transferred the rehab assignments for
1B Greg Bird and OF Billy McKinney to Trenton (EL).
Seattle Mariners: Selected INF Gordon Beckham from
Tacoma (PCL). Placed INF Robinson Cano on the 10-day
DL.
Tampa Bay Rays: Recalled RHP Hunter Wood from
Durham (IL).
Texas Rangers: Sent RHP Chris Martin and OF Carlos
Tocci on rehab assignment to Frisco (Texas).
Toronto Blue Jays: Optioned LF Anthony Alford to
Buffalo (IL).
Cincinnati Reds: Sent RHPs Michael Lorenzen and
Anthony DeSclafani on a rehab assignments to Pensacola (SL).
Colorado Rockies: Placed INF DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day
DL. Recalled INF Pat Valaika from Albuquerque (PCL).
Los Angeles Dodgers: Optioned C Kyle Farmer and CF
Tim Locastro to Oklahoma City (PCL). Activated 3B
Logan Forsythe from the 10-day DL.
New York Mets: Activated RF Jay Bruce from the
paternity list. Optioned 1B Dominic Smith to Las Vegas
(PCL).
Philadelphia Phillies: Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to
Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent RHP Victor Arano on a rehab
assignment to Reading (EL).
Pittsburgh Pirates: Sent 2B Josh Harrison on a rehab
assignment to Altoona (EL).
St. Louis Cardinals: Sent RHP Alex Reyes on a rehab
assignment to Peoria (MWL).
San Diego Padres: Optioned INF Carlos Asuaje and RF
Hunter Renfroe to El Paso (PCL). Selected the contract
of OF Franmil Reyes from El Paso.
San Francisco Giants: Placed INF Alen Hanson on the
10-day DL, retroactive to May 13. Recalled OF Austin
Slater from Sacramento (PCL).
NFL
Arizona Cardinals: Signed DT Siupeli Anau, WR C.J.
Duncan, LB Airius Moore and OL Greg Pyke.
Chicago Bears: Signed WR Matt Fleming, DB John
Franklin III, OL Jeremi Hall, DB Tyrin Holloway and OL
Matt McCants. Released OL Travis Averill, LB Howard
Jones, OL Cameron Lee and LB Nyles Morgan.
Cleveland Browns: Signed QB Brogan Roback, DB Tigie
Sankoh and LB Genard Avery.
Detroit Lions: Signed WR Deontez Alexander, TE Marcus
Lucas and CB Josh Okonye. Waived WR Kyle Lewis.
Waived-injured TE Brandon Barnes.
Los Angeles Chargers: Signed WR Justice Liggins and DE
Patrick Afriyie.
New England Patriots: Signed P Corey Bojorquez.
Released WR Darren Andrews.
New Orleans Saints: Signed DT Jay Bromley, LB KeShun
Freeman, OL Michael Ola and FB Ryan Yurachek. Waived
LB Adam Bighill, OL Daronte Bouldin, and DBs Rickey
Jefferson and Bradley Sylve.
New York Giants: Waived CB Brandon Dixon, OT Adam
Bisnowaty, LB Derrick Mathews, CB C.J. Goodwin, TE
Stephen Baggett and CB Bryon Fields. Signed G Chris
Scott, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, G Malcolm Bunche, WR
Alonzo Russell, DB Mike Jones and RB Robert Martin.
New York Jets: Claimed OT Antonio Garcia off waivers
from New England. Waived K Nick Rose.
Oakland Raiders: Signed P Johnny Townsend, S Dallin
Leavitt and LS Drew Scott.
San Francisco 49Ers: Signed S Marcell Harris to a
four-year contract.
Tennessee Titans: Agreed to terms with TE Anthony
Firsker, DB Joseph Este, LB Robert Spillane, LB Tobenna
Okeke and DE Connor Flagel. Waived QB Tyler Ferguson,
CB Elijaah Goins, CB Ryan McKinley and RB Larry Rose.
Washington Redskins: Signed LB Vontae Diggs, C Casey
Dunn and WR Darvin Kidsy. Waived WR Mikah Holer and
C Sean Welsh.
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Signed WRs Tyrone Pierre and
Daniel Petermann, K Felix Mernard-Briere and DB
Tharold Simon.
NHL
Nhl: Fined Washington D Michal Kempny $2,419.35 for
cross-checking Tampa Bay F Cedric Paquette during a
May 13 game at Tampa.
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ahl: Suspended Manitoba F Patrice Cormier one game
for his actions in a May 11 game at Rockford.
ECHL
Echl: Suspended Fort Wayne’s Dennis Kravchenko and
Colorado’s Gabriel Verpaelst five games each, and Fort
Wayne’s Daniel Maggio and Colorado’s Joey Ratelle
three games apiece, and fined them undisclosed
amounts for their part in an altercation before the start
of a May 13 game.
COLLEGES
Ncaa: Named Dean Blandino football’s director of
instant replay and Anthony Holman managing director
for championships operations and playing rules.
Davis & Elkins: Named Evan Merrill men’s lacrosse
coach.
Florida Gulf Coast: Named Justin Farr men’s assistant
basketball coach.
Nyu: Announced the resignation of women’s basketball
coach Lauren Hall-Gregory.
Penn State: Announced men’s basketball guard Kyle
McCloskey has transferred from Villanova.
Siena: Fired lacrosse coach John Svec.
South Carolina: Announced women’s graduate basketball G Nelly Perry has transferred from Clemson.
Vanderbilt: Named Shereka Wright women’s associate
head basketball coach.
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day of April, 2018, by the Circuit
Court for Montgomery County,
Maryland, that the sale of 9208
Gladys Farm Drive, Gaithersburg,
MD 20882, made and reported,
will be ratified and confirmed,
unless cause to the contrary
thereof be shown on or before the
30th day of May, 2018, provided a
copy of this notice be inserted
in a daily newspaper printed in
Montgomery County, once in
each of three successive weeks
before the 30th day of May 2018.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the foreclosure sale
price to be $580,000.00.
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Washington, DC 20015
202-463-4567
CONDOMINIUM LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE
OF
VALUABLE RESIDENTIAL DWELLING KNOWN AS:
5885 COLORADO AVE. NW UNIT 305, WASHINGTON DC
20011 (FORMERLY KNOWN AS 5832 GEORGIA AVE. #305,
WASHINGTON DC 20011) AND PARKING SPACE P-4C
WITHIN THE LOFTS AT BRIGHTWOOD CONDOMINIUM
Pursuant to The Lofts at Brightwood Condominium's Declaration recorded on December 6, 2006, at Instrument No.
2006164566 et. seq., and as may be amended, the Condominium's Bylaws recorded on December 6, 2006, at Instrument No.
2006164567 and as amended and in accordance with Public
Law 90-566 and D. C. Code Section 42-1903.13, and by the
power of sale held by the Board of Directors of The Lofts at
Brightwood Condominium shall sell at public auction, within the
office of HARVEY WEST AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5335 Wisconsin
Avenue, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015-2034, on
May 22, 2018 at 10:45 am at the date thereof the above
property known for assessment and taxation purposes as Lots
2027 and 2036 in Square 2937. The said improvements consist
of a condominium unit and parking space (P-4C) located at
5885 Colorado Ave. NW, UNIT 305, WASHINGTON, DC 20011
(formerly known as 5832 Georgia Ave. #305, Washington DC
20011), and together with all the appurtenances incident
to said condominium unit as contained in the Condominium
Declaration.
TERMS OF SALE: Sold subject to any real estate taxes, or other
prior liens, encumbrances and municipal assessments, if any,
further particulars of which may be announced at time of sale.
A deposit of $15,000 will be required at time of sale, such
deposit to be in cash, certified check or in such other form as
the Board of Directors of the Condominium may require in its
sole discretion. All conveyancing, recording, recordation tax,
transfer, etc. at purchasers 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 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 Board of Directors of the Condominium and at the risk and
cost of the defaulting purchaser. The Board of Directors of the
Condominium shall convey a deed pursuant to D.C. Code Section
42-1903.13(c) (1) and (3) as amended and make no further
representations of warranties as to title. Purchaser also agrees
to pay $250.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review
and/ or preparation of the settlement documents. The Board
of Directors of the Condominium cannot guarantee clear title or
the purchaser's ability to obtain title insurance. For this reason,
the purchaser may not be able to obtain financing and therefore,
must be able to pay the purchase balance in full within 30
days. The Board of Directors of the Condominium 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
Board of Directors of the Condominium to convey such deed, the
purchaser's sole remedy shall be return of deposit.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
MARYLAND
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Prince Georges County
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
MARYLAND
KRISTINE D. BROWN, et al.
Trustee(s)
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
ANGEL L. WISE
Defendant(s)
Mortgagor(s)
KRISTINE D. BROWN, et al.
Trustee(s)
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
DONALD T WASHINGTON
Defendant(s)
Mortgagor(s)
CIVIL NO: CAEF17-29205
NOTICE
CIVIL NO: CAEF17-14811
NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 26th
day of April, 2018 by the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF PRINCE
GEORGE'S, Maryland and by the
authority thereof, that the sale
made by Kristine D. Brown, William
M. Savage, Gregory N. Britto, R. Kip
Stone, Thomas J. Gartner, Philip S.
Shriver, Trustees, of the Real Property designated as 15103 North
Berwick Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD
20774, and reported in the above
entitled cause, will be finally
ratified and confirmed, unless
cause to the contrary thereof be
shown on or before the 29th day
of May, 2018 next; provided a copy
of this Order be inserted in THE
WASHINGTON POST, 1150 15th
Street, Washington, DC, MD in said
COUNTY OF PRINCE GEORGE'S
once a week for three successive
weeks before the 29th day of May,
2018.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 26th
day of April, 2018 by the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF PRINCE
GEORGE'S, Maryland and by the
authority thereof, that the sale
made by Kristine D. Brown, William
M. Savage, Gregory N. Britto, R.
Kip Stone, Thomas J. Gartner, Philip
S. Shriver, Trustees, of the Real
Property designated as 11913 Saint
Francis Way, Mitchellville, MD
20721, and reported in the above
entitled cause, will be finally
ratified and confirmed, unless
cause to the contrary thereof be
shown on or before the 29th day
of May, 2018 next; provided a copy
of this Order be inserted in THE
WASHINGTON POST, 1150 15th
Street, Washington, DC, MD in said
COUNTY OF PRINCE GEORGE'S
once a week for three successive
weeks before the 29th day of May,
2018.
The report states the amount of
the sale to be $316,000.00.
The report states the amount of
the sale to be $300,000.00.
BY THE COURT:
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY THE COURT:
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
KNOWN AS
10504 BRANDYWINE ROAD
Clinton, MD 20735
11517 Aquarius Court
Fort
Washington,
MD 20744
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE, Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Trustee(s), dated November 7, 2013, and recorded among the Deed of Trust to DIVERSIFIED SETTLEMENT SERVICES, INC.
Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND , Trustee(s), dated January 5, 2011, and recorded among the
in Liber 35440, folio 352, the holder of the indebtedness Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
secured by this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned in Liber 32366, folio 100, the holder of the indebtedness
Substitute Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the secured by this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned
aforesaid Land Records, default having occurred under the Substitute Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the
terms thereof, and at the request of the party secured thereby, aforesaid Land Records, default having occurred under the
the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public terms thereof, and at the request of the party secured thereby,
auction at THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 auction at THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE
ON,
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
MAY 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
described as follows:
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN described as follows:
THE TAX ID#:09-0960773/09-2939551, COUNTY OF PRINCE LOT NUMBERED THIRTEEN (13), IN BLOCK LETTERED "A",
GEORGE'S, STATE OF MARYLAND, AND BEING MORE PARTIC- IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS FRANKLIN SQUARE, AS
ULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS
PIPE ON THE EAST SIDE OF MARYLAND ROUTE NO. 381 AT OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GEORGE E. SIMMONS LAND, W.W.W. 80, AT PLAT 81.
LIBER 479, AT FOLIO 315, SURRATTS DISTRICT, PRINCE The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, AND RUNNING WITH THE without either express or implied warranty or representation,
NORTH OUTLINE S. 87. DEGREES 51 MINUTES E. 606.31 including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE, 28 particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition,
MINUTES E. 181.27 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE S. 88 construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials,
DEGREES 15 MINUTES W. 359.42 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merFOUND, THENCE N. 1 DEGREE, 45 MINUTES W. 120.00 FEET chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other
TO AN IRON PIPE THENCE N. 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES W. laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and
239.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE WITH THE EAST subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
SIDE OF ROUTE NO. 381, N. 4 DEGREES, 57 MINUTES W. which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
94.3 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS RESIDUE subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
PARCEL CONTAINS 2.0995 ACRES, AS PER SURVEY MADE record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
BY B.L. MENKINS, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR ON AUGUST assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
28,1958.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
without either express or implied warranty or representation, NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a of the purchase price with interest at 4.25% per annum from
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, mer- on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record association dues and assessments that may become due after
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $14,000.00 payable in certified the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of PRINCE GEORGE'S mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 5.125% said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
on unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
settlement. The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
required to post a deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
secured party) will be required to complete full settlement of convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
the purchase of the property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
of the ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the Trustee's File No. (57635)
purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
resold at the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser.
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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
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Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to 851
Prince Georges County 851 Prince Georges County
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
MAY 15, 22, 29, 2018
12181315 or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MARYLAND
MARYLAND
deposit. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against
851
Prince Georges County 851 Prince Georges County the Substitute Trustees whether known or unknown. These James E. Clarke
James E. Clarke
Renee Dyson
Renee Dyson
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
provisions shall survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit, Hugh J. Green
Hugh J. Green
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
Menapace
Shannon Menapace
MARYLAND
MARYLAND
this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser Shannon
Christine M. Drexel
Christine M. Drexel
JOHN E. DRISCOLL, III, et al
shall
have
no
further
claim
against
the
Substitute
Trustees.
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas
KRISTINE
D.
BROWN,
et
al.
Plaintiffs, Substitute Trustees
Substitute Trustees
Substitute Trustees
Trustee(s)
The
sale
is
subject
to
post-sale
review
of
the
status
of
the
Plaintiffs
Plaintiffs
v.
Plaintiff(s)
loan
and
that
if
any
agreement
to
cancel
the
sale
was
entered
v.
v.
SHELIA L. MOSES
vs.
into
by
the
lender
and
borrower
prior
to
the
sale
then
the
sale
THOMAS V. MOSES
Angela W. Foster,
William M. Jones
VALERIE
L
COOPER
Defendant(s)
aka Angela Coleman
Defendant(s)
is
void
and
the
purchaser's
deposit
shall
be
refunded
without
KENNETH T LANDIS, JR
Civil Action No. CAEF17-27829
Civil No. CAEF17-15686
interest. Additional terms and conditions, if applicable, maybe Defendant(s)
A/K/A KENNETH T LANDIS JR
Civil
No.
CAEF17-17866
NOTICE
Defendant(s)
NOTICE PURSUANT
announced
at
the
time
and
date
of
sale.
File
No.
(15-11617)
Mortgagor(s)
NOTICE PURSUANT
TO MD RULE 14-215 (A)
Notice is hereby given this 23rd
TO MD RULE 14-215 (A)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri,
day of April 2018, by the Circuit
CIVIL NO: CAEF17-17838
ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for
Court for Prince George's County,
ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for
Prince George's County, Maryland,
NOTICE
Christine Johnson, Melissa Alcocer, Jeana McMurray,
Maryland, that the sale of the propPrince George's County, Maryland,
this 20th day of April 2018, that the
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 26th
erty mentioned in these proceedBrennan Ferguson, Jessica Elliott,
this 20th day of April 2018, that the
foreclosure sale of the property
ings and described as 703 Avis
day of April, 2018 by the Circuit
foreclosure sale of the property
described in the deed of trust
Substitute Trustees
Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774,
Court for the COUNTY OF PRINCE
described in the deed of trust
ORLANS PC
1602 VILLAGE MARKET BLVD. SE, SUITE 310
LEESBURG, VA 20175
703-777-7101
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
13909 Bromfield Road
Germantown, MD 20874
Under a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from
JOSE P. REYES AND MARGARITA C. REYES, dated April 7,
2006 and recorded in Liber 32171, folio 128 MODIFIED
IN LIBER 54260 FOLIO 231, among the Land Records
of MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD, default having occurred
thereunder (Foreclosure Case docketed as Case No.443445V;
Tax ID No.06-03286170 ) the Sub. Trustees will sell at
public auction at the MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
located at 50 MARYLAND AVENUE, ROCKVILLE, MD 20850,
on
MAY 31, 2018 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 $50,000.00 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 # 554041)
JAMES E. CLARKE,
HUGH J. GREEN,
SHANNON MENAPACE,
CHRISTINE M. DREXEL,
BRIAN THOMAS,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
will be ratified and confirmed
unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the
23rd day of May, 2018, provided a
copy of this NOTICE be published
at least once a week in each of
three successive weeks in some
newspaper of general circulation
published in said County before
the 23rd day of May, 2018.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale to be
$210,000.00.
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12179574
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
MARYLAND
KRISTINE D. BROWN, et al.
Trustee(s)
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
SANDRA GUINN
ALTON LEON GUINN
Defendant(s)
Mortgagor(s)
CIVIL NO: CAEF17-36991
NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 26th
day of April, 2018 by the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF PRINCE
GEORGE'S, Maryland and by the
authority thereof, that the sale
made by Kristine D. Brown, William
M. Savage, Gregory N. Britto, R.
Kip Stone, Thomas J. Gartner, Philip
S. Shriver, Trustees, of the Real
Property designated as 10015 Mike
Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744,
and reported in the above entitled
cause, will be finally ratified and
confirmed, unless cause to the
contrary thereof be shown on or
before the 29th day of May, 2018
next; provided a copy of this Order
be inserted in THE WASHINGTON
POST, 1150 15th Street, Washington, DC, MD in said COUNTY OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S once a week for
three successive weeks before the
29th day of May, 2018.
GEORGE'S, Maryland and by the
authority thereof, that the sale
made by Kristine D. Brown, William
M. Savage, Gregory N. Britto, R. Kip
Stone, Thomas J. Gartner, Philip S.
Shriver, Trustees, of the Real Property designated as 17101 Usher
Pl, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, and
reported in the above entitled
cause, will be finally ratified and
confirmed, unless cause to the
contrary thereof be shown on or
before the 29th day of May, 2018
next; provided a copy of this Order
be inserted in THE WASHINGTON
POST, 1150 15th Street, Washington, DC, MD in said COUNTY OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S once a week for
three successive weeks before the
29th day of May, 2018.
The report states the amount of
the sale to be $371,000.00.
BY THE COURT:
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Shapiro & Brown, LLP
10021 Balls Ford Rd, Suite 200
Manassas, Virginia 20109
703 449-5800
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12180206
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10021 Balls Ford Rd, Suite 200
Manassas, Virginia 20109
703 449-5800
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12180204
12181681
Prince Georges County
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MARYLAND
James E. Clarke
Renee Dyson
Hugh J. Green
Shannon Menapace
Khalid D. Walker
Christine M. Drexel
Brian Thomas
Substitute Trustees
Plaintiffs
v.
Andrea M. Brown
Defendant(s)
Civil No. CAEF17-06337
NOTICE PURSUANT
TO MD RULE 14-215 (A)
ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for
Prince George's County, Maryland,
this 23rd day of April 2018, that the
foreclosure sale of the property
described in the deed of trust
docketed herein and located at
10406 Falling Leaf Court, Springdale, Maryland 20774, made and
reported by James E. Clarke, Renee
Dyson, Hugh J. Green, Shannon
Menapace, Khalid D. Walker, Christine M. Drexel, and Brian Thomas,
Substitute Trustees, be RATIFIED
and CONFIRMED, unless cause to
the contrary be shown on or
before the 23rd day of May, 2018,
provided a copy of this Order be
inserted in The Washington Post
once in each of three (3) successive weeks before the 23rd day of
May, 2018.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale at $397,333.82.
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The report states the amount of
the sale to be $211,000.00.
BY THE COURT:
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12179582
851
Prince Georges County
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
MARYLAND
KRISTINE D. BROWN, et al.
Trustee(s)
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
STACIE M DICKENS
Defendant(s)
Mortgagor(s)
CIVIL NO: CAEF16-40109
NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 26th
day of April, 2018 by the Circuit
Court for the COUNTY OF PRINCE
GEORGE'S, Maryland and by the
authority thereof, that the sale
made by Kristine D. Brown, William
M. Savage, Gregory N. Britto, R. Kip
Stone, Trustees, of the Real Property designated as 101 Joyceton
Terr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774,
and reported in the above entitled
cause, will be finally ratified and
confirmed, unless cause to the
contrary thereof be shown on or
before the 29th day of May, 2018
next; provided a copy of this Order
be inserted in THE WASHINGTON
POST, 1150 15th Street, Washington, DC, MD in said COUNTY OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S once a week for
three successive weeks before the
29th day of May, 2018.
The report states the amount of
the sale to be $241,011.98.
BY THE COURT:
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Shapiro & Brown, LLP
10021 Balls Ford Rd, Suite 200
Manassas, Virginia 20109
703 449-5800
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12180207
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docketed herein and located at
7635 Arbory Court #65, Laurel,
Maryland 20707, made and reported by James E. Clarke, Renee
Dyson, Hugh J. Green, Shannon
Menapace, Christine M. Drexel,
and Brian Thomas, Substitute
Trustees, be RATIFIED and CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the
21st day of May, 2018, provided
a copy of this Order be inserted
in The Washington Post once in
each of three (3) successive weeks
before the 21st day of May, 2018.
docketed herein and located at
10707 Elizabeth Parnum Place,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772,
made and reported by James E.
Clarke, Renee Dyson, Hugh J.
Green, Shannon Menapace, Christine M. Drexel, and Brian Thomas,
Substitute Trustees, be RATIFIED
and CONFIRMED, unless cause to
the contrary be shown on or
before the 21st day of May, 2018,
provided a copy of this Order be
inserted in The Washington Post
once in each of three (3) successive weeks before the 21st day of
May, 2018.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale at $143,000.00.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale at $162,100.00.
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12179577
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MARYLAND
James E. Clarke
Renee Dyson
Brian Thomas
Erin M. Cohen
Hugh J. Green
Patrick M. A. Decker
Substitute Trustees
Plaintiffs
v.
Dionne Mason
Defendant(s)
Civil No. CAEF15-20377
NOTICE PURSUANT
TO MD RULE 14-215 (A)
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
12179579
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MARYLAND
James E. Clarke
Hugh J. Green
Shannon Menapace
Christine M. Drexel
Brian Thomas
Substitute Trustees
Plaintiffs
v.
Ryan Alin Glover
aka Ryan A. Glover
Defendant(s)
Civil No. CAEF17-31809
NOTICE PURSUANT
TO MD RULE 14-215 (A)
ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for
Prince George's County, Maryland,
this 20th day of April 2018, that the
foreclosure sale of the property
described in the deed of trust
docketed herein and located at
3602 Community Drive, Forestville,
Maryland 20747, made and reported by James E. Clarke, Renee
Dyson, Brian Thomas, Erin M.
Cohen, Hugh J. Green, and Patrick
M. A. Decker, Substitute Trustees,
be RATIFIED and CONFIRMED,
unless cause to the contrary be
shown on or before the 21st day of
May, 2018, provided a copy of this
Order be inserted in The Washington Post once in each of three (3)
successive weeks before the 21st
day of May, 2018.
ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for
Prince George's County, Maryland,
this 23rd day of April 2018, that the
foreclosure sale of the property
described in the deed of trust
docketed herein and located at
6945 Woodstream Lane, Lanham,
Maryland 20706, made and reported by James E. Clarke, Hugh J.
Green, Shannon Menapace, Christine M. Drexel, and Brian Thomas,
Substitute Trustees, be RATIFIED
and CONFIRMED, unless cause to
the contrary be shown on or
before the 23rd day of May, 2018,
provided a copy of this Order be
inserted in The Washington Post
once in each of three (3) successive weeks before the 23rd day of
May, 2018.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale at $178,457.80.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale at $180,000.00.
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
12179578
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
12179580
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851
Prince Georges County
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851
Prince Georges County
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
405 Boyden Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to LAWYERS TITLE INSURANCE CORP.,
Trustee(s), dated March 30, 2007, and recorded among the
Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
in Liber 27640, folio 047, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT "7", BLOCK "B", IN A SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT
ONE, OAK CREEK CLUB LAKE VIEW", AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, OCTOBER 12, 2004, IN
PLAT BOOK 203, AT PLAT 22.
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 4.5% 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. (55611)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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12177302
851
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851
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BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
7814 HANOVER PARKWAY, APARTMENT 102
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to PAUL FEIN, Trustee(s), dated October
26, 2005, and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 27538, folio 527, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
UNIT NUMBERED 359 IN A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME
KNOWN AS "GREENBRIAR CONDOMINIUM - PHASE II",
ESTABLISHED BY A CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION DATED
DECEMBER 11, 1975 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 12, 1975,
IN LIBER 4564, AT FOLIO 790, AND AS SHOWN ON A PLAT
OF CONDOMINIUM SUBDIVISION ENTITLED "GREENBRIAR
CONDOMINIUM - PHASE II", RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
C.E.C. 93, AT PLAT 20 THROUGH 27, INCLUSIVE, AMONG THE
LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND,
TOGETHER WITH THE FACILITIES AND OTHER APPURTENANCES TO SAID UNIT, WHICH UNIT AND APPURTENANCES HAVE BEEN MORE SPECIFICALLY DEFINED IN THE
DECLARATION AFORESAID, ANDINCLUDING THE FEE IN A
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF SAID
REGIME APPURTENANT TO SAID UNITS AS SUCH INTEREST
IS SET OUT AND DEFINED IN THE SAID DECLARATION AS THE
SAME MAY BE LAWFULLY REVISED OR AMENDED FROM TIME
TO TIME; BEING IN THE 21ST ELECTION DISTRICT.
Said property is subject to a 120 day IRS Right of
Redemption.
Said property is subject to a prior mortgage.
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 $1,500.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 5.75% 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. (17-02244)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris,
Robert M. Oliveri, Christine Johnson,
Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher,
Substitute Trustees
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484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
7620 ALLENDALE DRIVE
Landover, MD 20785
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to FRIEDMAN & MAC FAYDEN PA, Trustee(s),
dated March 22, 2006, and recorded among the Land Records
of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 24825,
folio 235, 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 PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN
ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
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MAY 31, 2018 at 1130 AM
MAY 1, 8, 15, 2018
12177430
ALL THAT LEASEHOLD LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NUMBERED TWENTY-NINE (29) IN BLOCK NUMBERED SEVEN (7) IN THE
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS SECTION 2, PALMER PARK AS
SHOWN ON PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK WWW31 AT
PLAT 70 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND. BEING THE SAME LOT OF GROUND
CONVEYED BY DEED DATED APRIL 11, 1997 FROM HAROLD
MASSEY AND BRENDA MASSEY UNTO ROBERT T. SIMMONS
AND JORDANA M. SIMMONS AND RECORDED AMONG THE
LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
ON MAY 23, 1997 IN LIBER 11446 AT FOLIO 641. PROPERTY
KNOWN AS: 7620 ALLENDALE DRIVE LANDOVER, MD 20785
TAX ID. NO. 13-1544014
Said property is subject to an annual ground rent in the amount
of $120.00 due and payable on the 1st day of March and
202.334.6200
September in each and every year.
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The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
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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
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assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $12,000.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 2% 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. (16-07106)
Robert E. Frazier, Gene Jung,
Laura D. Harris, Thomas W. Hodge, Thomas J. Gartner,
Robert M. Oliveri, David M. Williamson, Keith M. Yacko,
Substitute Trustees
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484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
9510 WILTON PLACE
Clinton, MD 20735
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to ENTITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee(s),
dated September 12, 2015, and recorded among the Land
Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber
37592, folio 522, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED
AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
ALL THAT PROPERTY SITUATE IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, STATE OF MARYLAND, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, THAT
IS TO SAY: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO.
35, BLOCK "D" AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED TWO,
CHELTENHAM PARK CLUSTER", WHICH PLAT IS RECORDED
AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
MARYLAND, IN PLAT BOOK VJ 161 AT PLAT NO. 81. TOGETHER
WITH THE BUILDINGS THEREUPON, AND THE RIGHTS,
ALLEYS, WAYS, WATERS, PRIVILEGES, APPURTENANCES
AND ADVANTAGES THERETO BELONGING, OR IN ANYWISE
APPERTAINING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED
TO SHATARA JOHNSON-BEY AND WEBB JOHNSON- BEY, AS
TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETIES, THE SURVIVOR OF THEM
FROM RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES OF MARYLAND, INC.,
A MARYLAND CORPORATION BY DEED DATED 25- APR-2014
AND RECORDED ON 07-MAY-2014 IN BOOK 35974 PAGE 165
IN THE COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE OF PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MD. APN: 09-0914093 SOMETIMES KNOWN AS:
9510 WILTON PL, CLINTON MARYLAND 20735
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 $41,500.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.75% 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. (17-14395)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri,
Christine Johnson, Melissa Alcocer,
Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher,
Substitute Trustees
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
8931 TOWN CENTER CIRCLE, UNIT 305B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to VPT, Trustee(s), dated July 7, 2014,
and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 36237, folio 160, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
UNIT 6-305, IN BUILDING NO. 6, IN A HORIZONTAL OR
CONDOMINIUM REGIME ENTITLED, "PHASE 6, LARGO TOWN
CENTER CONDOMINIUM", AS PER PLATS THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND IN CONDOMINIUM PLAT BOOKS VJ
187, AT PLATS 10, 11, AND 12; ESTABLISHED PURSUANT
TO THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 11, SECTION 11-101, ET
SEQ. OF THE REAL PROPERTY ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED
CODE OF MARYLAND; AND PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS
OF DECLARATION AND BY-LAWS MADE BY CONDOMINIUM
COMMUNITY (LARGO TOWN), INC, RECORDED JANUARY 23,
1996 IN LIBER UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS OF SAID REGIME IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SAID DECLARATION AND BY-LAWS AS MAY BE AMENDED OR REVISED FROM TIME TO TIME. BEING IN THE 13TH
ELECTION DISTRICT OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL #: 133246519 KNOWN AS: 8931 TOWN CENTER CIRCLE, UNIT
305B, UPPER MARLBORO, MD, 20774
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 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 4.25% 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. (17-04216)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris,
Robert M. Oliveri, Christine Johnson,
Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher,
Substitute Trustees
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
6113 NORTH HIL MAR CIRCLE
District Heights, MD 20747
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to ROSENBERG AND ASSOCIATES LLC,
Trustee(s), dated November 9, 2016, and recorded among the
Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
in Liber 39301, folio 529, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE
COUNTY OF PRINCE GEORGE'S, STATE OF MARYLAND,
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: LOT NUMBERED THIRTY-EIGHT (38), IN BLOCK LETTERED "A", IN THE
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT ONE, SECTION ONE, COLONY
SQUARE", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
WWW 87 AT PLAT 77, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND. BEING THE SAME
PROPERTY AS CONVEYED FROM GALEN D. CLEMONS AND
SONIA L. CLEMONS, ERRONEOUSLY RECORDED AS SONYA
L. CLEMONS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, TO GALEN D. CLEMONS
AND SONIA L. CLEMONS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS TENANTS
BY THE ENTIRETIES, AS DESCRIBED IN DEED, LIBER 24335
FOLIO 139, DATED DATE 09/13/2005, RECORDED DATE
02/14/2006, IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY RECORDS.
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 $27,000.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.75% 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. (17-13752)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri, Christine
JOhnson, Melissa Alcocer, Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher
Substitute Trustees
www.hwestauctions.com
MAY 15, 22, 29, 2018
12181598
www.hwestauctions.com
MAY 15, 22, 29, 2018
www.hwestauctions.com
MAY 15, 22, 29, 2018
12175602
12174100
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
5510 Lakeford Lane
Bowie, MD 20720
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to LAWYERS TITLE INSURANCE CORP, Trustee(s),
dated May 7, 2007, and recorded among the Land Records of
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 27864, folio
114, 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 PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN
ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED THREE (3) IN BLOCK LETTERED "A", IN THE
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT THREE, SPRING MEADOWS,
LOTS 1-13 & PARCEL D, LOTS 23-28, BLOCK A", AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK REP
204 AT PLAT 4.
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% 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. (58223)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
15008 Dahlia Drive
Bowie, MD 20721
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to JOAN H. ANDERSON, Trustee(s), dated
September 21, 2005, and recorded among the Land Records
of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 23527,
folio 544, 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 PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN
ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED EIGHTEEN (18), IN BLOCK LETTERED "B",
IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT FOUR, TALL OAKS
ESTATES", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE
LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND,
IN PLAT BOOK VJ 158, AT PLAT 61
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 3.5% 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. (58631)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
601 Cedar Boulevard
Accokeek, MD 20607
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a
certain Deed of Trust to MICHAEL LYON, Trustee(s), dated July
23, 2015, and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 37320, folio 040, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED TEN (10) IN BLOCK LETTERED "B" IN THE
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "ACCOKEEK GARDENS", AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS
OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, IN PLAT BOOK
WWW 23 AT PLAT 88.
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 3.75% 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. (46871)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
www.hwestauctions.com
www.hwestauctions.com
www.hwestauctions.com
MAY 8, 15, 22, 2018
12179562 MAY 8, 15, 22, 2018
12179484 MAY 8, 15, 22, 2018
12179705
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018
851
Prince Georges County
OPQRS
EZ
851
Prince Georges County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
1304 Old Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD 20716
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to 06/11/2007, Trustee(s), dated [DOTDATE],
and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 28160, folio 725, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. "THIRTY-TWO"
(32, IN PLAT NO. "ONE (1) IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS
"FEDERAL HILL FARM", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY,
MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK VJ 168 AT PLAT 93.
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 $50,000.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 2% 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. (15-00226)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung,
Laura D. Harris, Robert M. Oliveri, Christine Johnson,
Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher,
Substitute Trustees
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
12914 7TH STREET
Bowie, MD 20720
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to RICHARD T. CREGGER, Trustee(s), dated
October 30, 2006, and recorded among the Land Records of
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 26747, folio
006, 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 PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN
ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOTS NUMBERED
FIFTY-SEVEN (57) THROUGH AND INCLUDING FIFTY-NINE
(59), IN BLOCK NUMBERED FIVE (5), IN A SUBDIVISION
KNOWN AS "HUNTINGTON CITY", ALSO KNOWN AS BOWIE,
AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A AT PLAT
133 A-D AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND. THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON BEING
KNOWN AS 12914 7TH STREET, BOWIE, MD 20715.
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 $32,000.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.375%
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. (16-08784)
Robert E. Frazier, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris, Thomas
W. Hodge, Thomas J. Gartner, Robert M. Oliveri, David M.
Williamson,
Substitute Trustees
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
7802 Johnson Avenue
Lanham, MD 20706
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust dated March 9, 2007, and recorded among the
Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
in Liber 27469, folio 563, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
ALL THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, TO WIT: LOT NUMBERED
TWO (2), BLOCK LETTERED "G" IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN
AS PLAT NUMBERED TWO (2), GLENARDEN WOODS AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF
PRINCE TH ELECTION GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, IN
PLAT BOOK WWW 30 AT PLAT 43. BEING IN THE 20 DISTRICT
OF SAID COUNTY.
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 $19,500.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.0% 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. (17-13521)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri,
Christine Johnson, Melissa Alcocer,
Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher,
Substitute Trustees
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
851
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Prince Georges County
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
SUITE 100
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
ROCKVILLE,
MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
KNOWN AS
101 HERRINGTON DRIVE
3503 28th Parkway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Temple
Hills, MD 20748
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE CO., Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Trustee(s), dated August 29, 2006, and recorded among the Deed of Trust to DAVID E. WATERS AND ANTHONY B. OLMERT,
Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND SR. , Trustee(s), dated October 14, 2014, and recorded among
in Liber 26056, folio 422, the holder of the indebtedness the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
secured by this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned in Liber 36429, folio 351, the holder of the indebtedness
Substitute Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the secured by this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned
aforesaid Land Records, default having occurred under the Substitute Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the
terms thereof, and at the request of the party secured thereby, aforesaid Land Records, default having occurred under the
the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public terms thereof, and at the request of the party secured thereby,
auction at THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 auction at THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
ON,
ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
MAY 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED TWO (2), IN BLOCK NUMBERED TEN (10), described as follows:
IN A SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT NO TWO, KETTERING", LOT NUMBERED TWELVE (12) IN BLOCK NUMBERED (4)
AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK WWW-62, AT IN A SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "SECTION 1, HILLCREST
PLAT NO. 48, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GARDENS", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 101 BOOK BB12 AT PLAT NO. 66.
HERRINGTON DRIVE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20774 TAX D The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
#: 1461946
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 condition,
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials,
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merconstruction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, mer- laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and
chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
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 $20,000.00 PAYABLE ONLY BY
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
certified funds, shall be required at the time of sale. CASH WILL
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $26,000.00 payable in certified NOT BE AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF DEPOSIT. The balance
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at of the purchase price with interest at 4.25% per annum from
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of PRINCE GEORGE'S TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 4.375% on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
on unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
settlement. The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
required to post a deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the association dues and assessments that may become due after
secured party) will be required to complete full settlement of the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
the purchase of the property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
of the ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
resold at the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
All other public charges and private charges or assessments, property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
including water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be purchaser. The purchaser agrees to accept service by first class
adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and mail and certified mail addressed to the address provided by
transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum of Sale for any
shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this sale including a
and/or homeowner association dues and assessments will be Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of the Property. If
adjusted to date of sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees are unable to
any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute convey marketable title in accord with these terms of sale, the
Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to purchaser's only remedy is return of the deposit.
take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law Trustee's File No. (54076)
or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
deposit. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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
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interest. Additional terms and conditions, if applicable, maybe
announced at the time and date of sale. File No. (17-10575)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri, Christine
Johnson, Melissa Alcocer, Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher,
Substitute Trustees
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BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
MAY 15, 22, 29, 2018
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484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
HYATT & WEBER, P.A.
KNOWN AS
200 Westgate Circle, Suite 500
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
9200 MOON RIVER COURT
410-266-0626
Hyattsville, MD 20783
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
OF
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
VALUABLE, FEE-SIMPLE PROPERTY IMPROVED
Deed of Trust to FRIEDMAN & MAC FAYDEN PA, Trustee(s),
BY A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING
dated April 26, 2006, and recorded among the Land Records
Known as
of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 25058,
15812 Bald Eagle School Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613
folio 500, the holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of
of Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, Trust from Robert S. Ballard, Jr. and Helen R. Ballard dated March 16, 2007,
recorded in Liber 27420, folio 709, among the Land Records of Prince
by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, and
George’s County, Maryland, default having occurred under the terms
and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned
default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the thereof
Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction approximately 21 feet to the
request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute East of the Main Street Entrance (14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro)
to
the
Duvall
Wing of the Court House for the Circuit Court for Prince
Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at THE PRINCE George’s County,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland on:
GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 AT 10:30 A.M.
ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
ALL THAT property situated in Prince George’s County, Maryland and
described as follows:
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
Being part of the land of Roland Lee Early and Joan Dale Early, husband and
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements wife (Liber 17611, folio 702, part of Parcel One), located in the 4th Election
Prince George’s County, Maryland, and being more particularly
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and District,
described as follows:
described as follows:
PARCEL E
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NUMBERED FOUR Beginning at a concrete monument found on southeasterly corner of parcel
of Roland Early (Liber 17611, folio 702), said monument being a common
(4), IN BLOCK LETTERED "C", AS SHOWN ON A PLAT one
corner with Russell G. Watson, Sr., et ux (Liber 6803 folio 964) and Robert
ENTITLED, "PLAT TWO, LOTS 1 THRU 16. BLOCK "C", D. Arscott, et ux. (Liber 21953 folio 459); thence with the southerly line of
Parcel One of Roland Early and the northerly line of Robert D. Arscott, et ux.,
LOTS 1-2 & 28 THRU 34; AND 46 THRU 50, BLOCK north 88 degrees 37 minutes 20 seconds west 578.54 feet to an iron pipe
thence south 81 degrees 59 minutes 20 seconds west 119.50 feet to an
"D"; PARCELS "A" & "D", BLOCK "D"; AND PARCEL "A", set;
iron pipe found in a creek; thence with Kenneth E. Bond (Liber 22279 folio
BLOCK 'C", WHITE OAK MANOR: WHICH PLAT IS RECORDED 628), north 00 degrees 31 minutes 17 seconds east 410.92 feet to an iron
found; thence along a new line of division through parcel one of Roland
AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, pipe
Early, south 79 degrees 46 minutes 37 seconds east 310.00 feet to an iron
MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK 157, PLAT NO.97. TAX ID # PARCEL pipe set; thence south 34 degrees 46 minutes 37 seconds east 113.14 feet
to an iron pipe set; thence south 88 degrees 37 minutes 20 seconds east
IDENTIFICATION NO (PIN): 21-2344406
346.62 feet to an iron pipe set; thence with Russell G. Watson, Sr., et ux,
6803, folio 964), South 05 degrees 15 minutes 20 seconds west 252.94
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition (Liber
feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.00 acres or 217,800 square feet.
without either express or implied warranty or representation, Together with a 30’ right of way for ingress and egress and all utilities
to Bald Eagle School Road and described as follows: Beginning at a
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a leading
point, said point being at the end of the above mentioned south 79 degrees
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, 46 minutes 37 seconds east 310.00 feet line; thence contiguous, adjacent
and parallel to the following courses and distances, along the southerly line
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, of the right of way the next two courses and distances, north 79 degrees 46
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, mer- minutes 37 seconds west 310.00 feet to a point; thence north 84 degrees 46
40 seconds west 226.04 feet to a point; thence along the easterly
chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other minutes
line of the right of way the next two courses and distances, north 08
13 minutes 46 seconds west 324.32 feet to a point; thence north
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and degrees
07 degrees 49 minutes 30 seconds east 68.33 feet to a point; thence with
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record the northerly line of the right of way the next two courses and distances,
78 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds west 294.86 feet; thence south 85
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold north
degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds west 564 feet to a point; thence with the
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of westerly line of the right of way north 07 degrees 29 minutes 40 seconds
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA east 821.29 feet to the southerly right of way line of Bald Eagle School Road.
The property and any improvements thereon will be sold subject to
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
conditions, restrictions and agreements of record, or otherwise, affecting
same, if any. The property and improvements thereon are being sold
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $32,000.00 payable in certified the
without warranty, express or implied, of any kind, in "as is" condition. The
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at property will also be sold subject to the statutory right of the US Attorney’s
and United States of America Internal Revenue Service to redeem
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final Office
the property for a period of 120 days after the sale.
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of PRINCE GEORGE'S TERMS OF SALE: A cash deposit or certified check for $92,000.00 required
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 2.0% on of the purchaser at the time of sale, balance in cash, certified check or
check at settlement, which must occur within ten (10) days
unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. cashier's
following final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s
The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to County, unless said period is extended by the Substitute Trustees, their
successors or assigns, in their sole discretion, time being of the essence.
post a deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 4.375% per
from the date of sale to date of settlement. In the event purchaser
party) will be required to complete full settlement of the annum
fails to proceed to settlement as required herein, in addition to any other
purchase of the property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of legal or equitable remedies available to them, the Substitute Trustees may,
further order of the court, declare the aforementioned deposit
the ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the without
forfeited and resell the property at the purchaser’s risk and expense. In
purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be such event, the defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of
any
deficiency
in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales,
resold at the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. reasonable attorneys’
fees, all other charges due, and incidental damages.
All other public charges and private charges or assessments, The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds
resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements
including water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be to the property by said defaulted purchaser. Adjustment of current year’s
adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter
by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any
transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement assumed
tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any
shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges
or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive the foreclosure sale,
and/or homeowner association dues and assessments will be including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or
adjusted to date of sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for after the sale are to be paid by the purchaser. It shall be the responsibility
the purchaser to obtain possession of the property. Purchaser assumes
any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute of
the risk of loss or damage from the date of sale forward. The sale is
to the foreclosing lender’s (or servicer’s) post-sale audit of the
Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to subject
status of the loan, including, but not limited to, determination of whether
take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid
off
the
loan
prior to the sale. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer
or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned taxes, title examination,
document preparation and title insurance shall
deposit. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against be borne by the purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First
Time
Home
Buyer.
Substitute Trustees reserve the right to modify
the Substitute Trustees whether known or unknown. These the requirements forThebidders'
deposits, to withdraw the property from
provisions shall survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit, the sale prior to the termination of bidding and to postpone the sale. If
Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title to the
this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser Substitute
property, the sole remedy of the purchaser shall be limited to the refund
shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. of the deposit of the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale
be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further
The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the shall
claim against the Substitute Trustees. The beneficiary, or any subsidiary
loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered of beneficiary, named in the deed of trust being foreclosed upon shall be
excused from posting a deposit.
into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale
information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed to
is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without The
be reliable, but is offered for information purposes only. The Substitute
do not make any representations or warranties with respect to
interest. Additional terms and conditions, if applicable, maybe Trustees
the accuracy of this information.
announced at the time and date of sale. File No. (16-14151)
Financing may be available for qualified successful bidder. Please contact
Christie
Hambruch
at 410-260-2000 for more information.
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris,
Alan J. Hyatt, Jonathan M. Wall and Robert D. Miller, Substitute Trustees.
Robert M. Oliveri, Christine Johnson,
Scott Robinson, Louis Ginger,
Substitute Trustees
May 8, 15, 22, 2018
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SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
7302 Finns Lane
Lanham, MD 20706
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to ELITE TITLE, INC. , Trustee(s), dated August
13, 2008, and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 29974, folio 063, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED NINE (9) IN BLOCK LETTERED "G", IN
THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "MARTIN'S WOODS", AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG THE PLAT RECORDS OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK W.W.W. NO. 25 AT
FOLIO 99.
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 3.12% 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. (58135)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
16117 BROOKMEAD COURT
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to DAVE VACH, Trustee(s), dated March 19, 2008,
and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 29542, folio 070, MODIFIED
OCTOBER 29, 2014 IN LIBER 36431, FOLIO 579 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:30AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED SIXTY (60) IN BLOCK NUMBERED "3" IN A
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT 4, MARLBORO MEADOWS,
SECTION ONE", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK VJ 158 AT PLAT 2 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, AND HAVING A
PROPERTY ADDRESS OF 16117 BROOKMEAD COURT, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20774. TAX ID: 03-0214221
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 $26,000.00 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 4.25% 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. (15-17444)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri, Christine
Johnson, Melissa Alcocer, Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher
Substitute Trustees
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SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
150 Joyceton Terrace
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to MICHAEL LYON, Trustee(s), dated October
31, 2012, and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 34164, folio 582, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT NUMBERED TWENTY-EIGHT SIX (28-6), IN BLOCK
NUMBERED 62, IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT NO.
56, KETTERING", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 95, AT PLAT NO. 72.
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 4.99% 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. (57640)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
851
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
11253 Raging Brook Drive
Bowie, MD 20720
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to M & R TITLE, Trustee(s), dated September
17, 2007, and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 28753, folio 383, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
ALL THAT PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED OF TRUST
RECORDED OCTOBER 9, 2007 IN LIBER 28753, FOLIO 383.
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 2% 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. (6231)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
614 Nova Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust, dated September 1, 2009, and recorded among
the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
in Liber 31100, folio 211, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOTS 13 AND 14, IN BLOCK 44, IN A SUBDIVISION KNOWN
AS "CAPITOL HEIGHTS", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK A, AT PLAT 76.
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 4.125% 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. (46996)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.
611 ROCKVILLE PIKE
SUITE 100
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20852
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
5209 Derby Manor Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to DAVID A. NEAL, Trustee(s), dated February
22, 2010, and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE
GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 31551, folio 156, 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 PRINCE GEORGE'S
COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, UPPER
MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and
described as follows:
LOT 67 IN BLOCK A AS SHOWN ON A PLAT ENTITLED "PLAT
OF CORRECTION CLUSTER SUBDIVISION - PLAT SEVEN,
MARLBORO RIDING", AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK REP 212 AT PLAT 33.
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 4.125% 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. (21112)
JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, et al
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
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484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
4993 ST MATTHEWS DRIVE
Waldorf, MD 20602
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to BENJAMIN WINN, Trustee(s), dated May 26,
2011, and recorded among the Land Records of CHARLES
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 07489, folio 0455, MODIFED:
JULY 8, 2013, IN LIBER 08276, FOLIO 0024 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 CHARLES COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE BREEZEWAY
BETWEEN CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA PLATA, MD
20646 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 3:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. E1, AS SHOWN
ON PLAT ENTITLED "ST. CHARLES COMMUNITIES, PLAT
OF SUBDIVISION, GLENEAGLES NEIGHBORHOOD PARCEL
E, LOTS E1-E117", AND RECORDED AMONG THE LAND
RECORDS OF CHARLES COUNTY IN PLAT BOOK 58 AT PLATS
299-312. THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON BEING KNOWN AS
NO.: 4993 ST. MATTHEWS DRIVE.
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 $33,500.00 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 CHARLES COUNTY,
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.75% 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 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. (15-11532)
Robert E. Frazier, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris
Thomas W. Hodge, Thomas J. Gartner,
Robert M. Oliveri, Erin M. August,
Substitute Trustees
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484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
KNOWN AS
5106 ROCK BEAUTY COURT
201 Port Tobacco Road
Waldorf, MD 20603
Laplata, MD 20646
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed
of
Trust
to
MICHAEL
J. BROKER, Trustee(s), dated October
Deed of Trust to LLOYD B. HARRISON III, Trustee(s), dated
October 31, 2006, and recorded among the Land Records of 30, 2008, and recorded among the Land Records of CHARLES
CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 06076, folio 0146, the COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 06730, folio 0419, the holder
holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument
duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having
occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the
party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will
offer for sale at public auction at THE CHARLES COUNTY offer for sale at public auction at THE CHARLES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE
BREEZEWAY BETWEEN CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA BREEZEWAY BETWEEN CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA
PLATA, MD 20646 ON,
PLATA, MD 20646 ON,
MAY 17, 2018 at 3:00PM
MAY 31, 2018 at 3:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
follows:
ALL THAT LOT, TRACT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND AND LOT NUMBERED TWENTY-SIX (26), IN A SUBDIVISION
PREMISES SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE FIRST ELEC- KNOWN AS "ST. CHARLES COMMUNITIES, DORCHESTER
TION DISTRICT OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND, AS NEIGHBORHOOD, PARCEL P" DULY RECORDED AMONG THE
SHOWN ON A PLAT ENTITLED "LAGRANGE", LAND OF J. PLAT RECORDS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND AT PLAT
BLACKLOCK WILLS AND WIFE", AS PER PLAT THEREOF BOOK 45, FOLIO 11.
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 21, FOLIO 10, AMONG THE The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
AFORESAID LAND RECORDS, AND BEING MORE PARTICU- without either express or implied warranty or representation,
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING FOR THE SAME including but not limited to the description, fitness for a
AT A PIPE FIXED IN THE GROUND ON THE SOUTH SIDE particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition,
OF 60 FOOT MARYLAND ROUTE 6, LEADING FROM LAPLATA construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials,
TO PORT TOBACCO, SAID PIPE MARKING THE NORTHEAST liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merCORNER OF THE TRACT NOW DESCRIBED AND BEING S 64 chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other
DEG 40 MIN 16 SEC W. 754.93 FEET MEASURED ALONG laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and
THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID MARYLAND ROUTE 6 FROM A subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record
PIPE MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LAND which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold
OF MARTIN MATTHEWS (DEED 167, FOLIO 704); RUNNING subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of
THENCE FROM SAID ROUTE 6 S 35 DEG 37 MIN 50 SEC E. record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA
700 FEET TO A PIPE; THENCE S 54 DEG 55 MIN 11 SEC W. assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
438.62 FEET TO A PIPE; THENCE N 40 DEG 40 MIN 31 SEC W.
785.00 FEET TO A PIPE ALSO FIXED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $26,000.00 payable in certified
SAID ROUTE 6; THENCE WITH SAID ROUTE 6 AND BINDING check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at
THEREON N 62 DEG 15 MIN 59 SEC W. 142.91 FEET; THENCE time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final
N 64 DEG 40 MIN 16 SEC E. 372.07 FEET TO THE POINT ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of CHARLES COUNTY,
OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 8.038 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 6.0% on unpaid
purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a
without either express or implied warranty or representation, deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured party) will
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a be required to complete full settlement of the purchase of the
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of the ratification
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, of the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the purchaser's
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, mer- deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be resold at
chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. All other
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and public charges and private charges or assessments, including
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be adjusted to
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of and all other costs incident to the settlement shall be borne by
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
association dues and assessments will be adjusted to date of
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $73,500.00 payable in certified sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for any reason,
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute Trustees are
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to take place for
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of CHARLES COUNTY, any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law or equity shall
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.12% on unpaid be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. The
purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The purchaser waives all rights and claims against the Substitute
secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a Trustees whether known or unknown. These provisions shall
deposit. Third party purchaser (excluding the secured party) will survive settlement Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be
be required to complete full settlement of the purchase of the void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further
property within TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS of the ratification claim against the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to postof the sale by the Circuit Court otherwise the purchaser's sale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to
deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be resold at cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior
the risk and expense, of the defaulting purchaser. All other to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall
public charges and private charges or assessments, including be refunded without interest. Additional terms and conditions, if
water/sewer charges, ground rent, taxes if any, to be adjusted to applicable, maybe announced at the time and date of sale. File
date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes No. (17-12020)
and all other costs incident to the settlement shall be borne by
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri,
the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner
Christine Johnson, Melissa Alcocer,
association dues and assessments will be adjusted to date of
Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher, ,
sale. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for any reason,
Substitute Trustees
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
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VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
No. (17-12913)
KNOWN AS
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung,
8135 Plowden Drive
Robert M. Oliveri, Christine Johnson,
La Plata, MD 20646
Melissa Alcocer, Jeana McMurray, Louis Gingher,
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Substitute Trustees
Deed of Trust to LESLIE J. KEIDEL, Trustee(s), dated July 26,
2006, and recorded among the Land Records of CHARLES
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 05956, folio 316, 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
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occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the
MAY 15, 22, 29, 2018
12180533 party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will
offer for sale at public auction at THE CHARLES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE
BREEZEWAY BETWEEN CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA
PLATA, MD 20646 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 3:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
LOT NO. 11 IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "SECTION ONE,
CAERNARVON WOODS," AND RECORDED AMONG THE LAND
RECORDS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK
30 AT PLAT NO 254, BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED
BY DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 AND RECORDED IN
LIBER 3714 AT FOLIO 45.
Said property is subject to a 120 day IRS right of Redemption.
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition
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TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $63,500.00 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 CHARLES COUNTY,
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 7.0% 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 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
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BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
6284 HARD BARGAIN CIRCLE
Indian Head, MD 20640
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to MARK H. FRIEDMAN AND KENNETH J. MAC
FADYEN, Trustee(s), dated February 22, 2007, and recorded
among the Land Records of CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND
in Liber 06248, folio 0669, 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 CHARLES COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED
AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE BREEZEWAY BETWEEN
CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA PLATA, MD 20646 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 3:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
SITUATE IN CHARLES COUNTY, STATE OF MARYLAND AND
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, THAT IS TO SAY: LOT NUMBERED
FIFTY-FOUR (54) IN THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "MONTROSE FARMS, PLAT ONE, PHASE TWO" AS PER PLAT
THEREOF DULY RECORDED AMONG THE PLAT RECORDS OF
CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND IN PLAT BOOK 46, FOLIO
296. ADDRESS: 6284 HARD BARGAIN CIR; INDIAN HEAD,
MD 206403041 TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 07-060122
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 $36,000.00 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 CHARLES COUNTY,
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.125% 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. (17-06481)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris, Robert M.
Oliveri, Christine Johnson, Scott Robinson, Louis Gingher
Substitute Trustees
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY
KNOWN AS
8801 SILVERLEAF STREET
Waldorf, MD 20603
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
Deed of Trust to THOMAS DORE, Trustee(s), dated November
10, 2011, and recorded among the Land Records of CHARLES
COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 07652, folio 0218, 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 CHARLES COUNTY
COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE
BREEZEWAY BETWEEN CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA
PLATA, MD 20646 ON,
MAY 31, 2018 at 3:00PM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as
follows:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE
COUNTY OF CHARLES, STATE OF MARYLAND, BEING KNOWN
AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 30 IN SECTION 3, IN A SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "LAUREL BRANCH" AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
28 AT PLAT 144 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF CHARLES
COUNTY, MARYLAND. TAX/PARCEL ID: 06-111394
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 $23,000.00 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 CHARLES COUNTY,
MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 4.75% 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 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. (17-09347)
Thomas W. Hodge, Gene Jung, Robert M. Oliveri,
Christine Johnson, Melissa Alcocer,
Jeana McMurray, Brennan Ferguson, Jessica Elliott,
Substitute Trustees
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856
856
BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC
Frederick County
Frederick County
484 VIKING DRIVE, SUITE 203
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF
VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY
BWW Law Group, LLC
KNOWN AS
6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
400 BLAND DRIVE
(301) 961-6555
Indian Head, MD 20640
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain
5321 HINES RD.
Deed of Trust to RICHARD T. CREGGER, Trustee(s), dated
FREDERICK, MD 21704
October 19, 2006, and recorded among the Land Records of Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated
17, 2005 and recorded in Liber 5731, Folio 486 among the
CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 6337, folio 322, the November
Land Records of Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance
holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having of $300,000.00, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the
Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick
appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument Sub.
County, at the Court House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701,
duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having on
MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:46 AM
occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the
party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
offer for sale at public auction at THE CHARLES COUNTY described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 CHARLES STREET ( IN THE The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an "as is"
and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record
BREEZEWAY BETWEEN CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT COURTS ), LA condition
affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind.
PLATA, MD 20646 ON,
Terms of Sale: A deposit of $27,000 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
MAY 31, 2018 at 3:00PM
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements on
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
thereon situated in CHARLES COUNTY, MD and described as the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the
sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
follows:
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT SIX (6), BLOCK settlement.
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
F, SECTION TWO (2), OF THE SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
"WARINGTON HILLS" PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AMONG is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
THE PLAT RECORDS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND, IN and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
PLAT BOOK PCM NO. 6, FOLIO 9. THE IMPROVEMENTS survive
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
THEREON BEING KNOWN AS 400 BLAND DRIVE.
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
The property will be sold in an "AS IS WHERE IS" condition by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
without either express or implied warranty or representation, paid
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
including but not limited to the description, fitness for a assessment
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited
to
all
transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, assessed by any
governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, mer- payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home
Buyer.
Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
chantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other of the property,
and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record loan
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
which affect the same, if any. The property will be sold or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions and agreements of be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
record affecting same including any condominium and of HOA within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
assessments pursuant to Md Real Property Article 11-110.
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 payable in certified and
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
time of sale, balance in immediately available funds upon final If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of CHARLES COUNTY, by
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 322022-1)
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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. (13-23077)
Robert E. Frazier, Gene Jung, Laura D. Harris,
Thomas W. Hodge, Thomas J. Gartner,
Robert M. Oliveri, Keith M. Yacko
Substitute Trustees
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6675 SEA GULL CT.
A/R/T/A 6675 SEAGULL CT.
FREDERICK, MD 21703
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated May
22, 2009 and recorded in Liber 7425, Folio 1 among the Land Records of
Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance of $244,506.00,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick County, at the Court
House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, on
MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:48 AM
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated August
30, 2012 and recorded in Liber 9092, Folio 6 among the Land Records of
Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance of $364,417.00,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick County, at the Court
House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, on
MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:49 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 171370-2)
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 317405-2)
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
May 1, May 8 & May 15
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
12179411
May 1, May 8 & May 15
12179412
BWW Law Group, LLC
6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
12358 LEGORE RD.
KEYMAR, MD 21757
BWW Law Group, LLC
6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated October
16, 2006 and recorded in Liber 6368, Folio 736 among the Land Records of
Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance of $260,000.00,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick County, at the Court
House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, on
MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:50 AM
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated
December 22, 2016 and recorded in Liber 11660, Folio 70 among the
Land Records of Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance
of $432,030.00, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the
Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick
County, at the Court House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701,
on
MAY 25, 2018 AT 10:50 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 $24,000 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 144388-1)
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
May 1, May 8 & May 15
12179413
BWW Law Group, LLC
6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
102 GRIMES CT.
MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated April 17,
2013 and recorded in Liber 9552, Folio 469 among the Land Records of
Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance of $202,800.00,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick County, at the Court
House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, on
MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:47 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 $19,000 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 324020-1)
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
May 1, May 8 & May 15
12179410
10501A OLD ANNAPOLIS RD.
FREDERICK, MD 21701
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 $43,000 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 323803-1)
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
May 8, May 15 & May 22
12180535
BWW Law Group, LLC
6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
6533 W. MERCANTILE DR.
A/R/T/A 6533 MERCANTILE DR. WEST
FREDERICK, MD 21703
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated May 31,
2005 and recorded in Liber 5349, Folio 261 among the Land Records of
Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance of $252,720.00,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick County, at the Court
House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, on
JUNE 1, 2018 AT 10:50 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 $25,000 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 321301-1)
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
May 15, May 22 & May 29
12181934
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5548 ETZLER RD.
FREDERICK, MD 21702
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Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE
OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON
4484 WILLOW TREE DR.
MIDDLETOWN, MD 21769
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
856
Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated March
15, 2013 and recorded in Liber 9482, Folio 214 among the Land Records of
Frederick County, MD, with an original principal balance of $106,122.00,
default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will
sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Frederick County, at the Court
House Door, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701, on
MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:45 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or
improvements thereon situated in Frederick County, MD and more fully
described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
The property, and any improvements thereon, 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 $10,000 in the form of certified check,
cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time
and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest
on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed
of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by
the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of
the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due
from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before
settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment
of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale,
and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years
including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser
is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public
and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts
survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent,
whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any
deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost
during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed
by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be
paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation
between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or
assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount
for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by
contacting the lienholder. All costs of deed recordation including but not
limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges
assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are
payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time
Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession
of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from
the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the
loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of
whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated
or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall
be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall
be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle
within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees
that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees
as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default
and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall
not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if
such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted
purchaser. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title.
If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied
by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law
or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 325474-1)
PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF
UPCOMING SALES
Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees
ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC.
908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204
410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com
May 1, May 8 & May 15
12179408
LAW OFFICES
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
12505 Park Potomac Avenue, 6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 230-5241
File No. 121944.00113
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE
of
Valuable Fee Simple Property
located in Frederick County, Maryland,
known as
214 13th Avenue
Brunswick, MD 21716
(the “Property”)
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust,
Assignment of Rents and Security Agreement (the “Deed of
Trust”) from 214 13TH AVENUE LLC, to JEFFREY P. SHILLER,
Trustee, bearing the date of MARCH 6, 2017 in Book 11716,
at Page 0089 among the Land Records of Frederick County,
Maryland, and at the request of the party secured thereby,
default having occurred in the terms and conditions thereof,
the Substitute Trustees having been substituted for the Trustee
named in said Deed of Trust, will sell at public auction at the
Frederick County courthouse located at the 100 W. PATRICK
STREET, FREDERICK, MD 21701, on MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:30
A.M., some or all of the Property described in said Deed of Trust.
All that Fee-Simple lot of ground and the improvements thereon
identified as Tax ID No. 25-476093 and more fully described in
the aforesaid Deed of Trust.
TERMS OF SALE
The bid which yields the highest price for the Property will
be accepted by the Substitute Trustees. 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 are "sold" and the
deposit in the required amount and form is received by the
Substitute Trustees. A deposit in the amount of $7,500.00
will be required at the time of sale. Such deposit must be
by cashier's check or certified check or such other form as
the Substitute Trustees’ may determine in their sole discretion.
The Noteholder 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 Noteholder, 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 will
be forfeited. The terms of sale must be complied with and
settlement consummated thereon within 30 days from date of
final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Frederick
County, Maryland unless extended at the sole discretion of the
Substitute Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest
due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for
any reason. 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% 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 Noteholder of any legal or equitable rights against the
defaulting purchaser.
The Property are sold subject to the lawful rights, if any, of
parties in possession, if such rights have priority over the Deed
of Trust, and to any and all covenants, conditions, restrictions,
easements, rights of way, encumbrances, liens, agreements and
limitations of record having priority over the Deed of Trust. 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. The sale is also subject to postsale
audit of the status of the loan. 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
Noteholder concerning any of the foregoing matters. Purchaser
shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the
Property.
Conveyance shall be by Trustee’s Deed, without covenant or
warranty, express or implied, specifically including marketability
or insurability (hazard or title), unless otherwise required by
statute, court rule or the Deed of Trust. 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. Adjustment
of all taxes, ground rents, public charges, assessments, sewer,
water, drainage and other public improvements will be made as
of the date of sale and are to be assumed and paid thereafter
by the successful purchaser, whether assessments have been
levied or not. Any condominium fees, homeowners association
dues, assessments or capital contributions, if any, payable with
respect to the Property shall be assumed after the date of sale
by the successful 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. In the event
the Substitute Trustees are unable for any reason to convey
title, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be to
request and receive a return of the deposit. Upon return of the
deposit, this sale shall be void and of no effect and the purchaser
shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees.
This advertisement, as amended or supplemented by any oral
announcements during the conduct of the sale, constitutes the
entire terms upon which the Property shall be offered for sale.
Benjamin P. Smith and Sara A. Michaloski,
Substitute Trustees
e-mail:
WP 2x3
www.hwestauctions.com
MAY 1, 8, 15, 2018
12179721
OPQRS
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857
Howard County
857
857
Howard County
ORLANS PC
1602 VILLAGE MARKET BLVD. SE, SUITE 310
LEESBURG, VA 20175
703-777-7101
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
7025 Holly Springs Lane, Unit 66
Elkridge, MD 21075
Under a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from SAWALA
S. SAWO, dated January 31, 2011 and recorded in Liber 13086,
folio 175 among the Land Records of HOWARD COUNTY, MD,
default having occurred thereunder (Foreclosure Case docketed
as Case No.13C17113679; Tax ID No.01-306278 ) the Sub.
Trustees will sell at public auction, located at THE THOMAS
DORSEY BUILDING, 9250 BENDIX ROAD, COLUMBIA, MD.
21045, on
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:15 AM
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements
thereon situated in HOWARD COUNTY, MD and more fully
described in above referenced Deed of Trust.
THIS FEE OR ASSESSMENT IS $200.00 PER YEAR FOR EACH
UNIT, PAYABLE ANNUALLY ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY
FOR 33 CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
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 $28,100.00 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
HOWARD 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 # 582532)
JAMES E. CLARKE,
HUGH J. GREEN,
SHANNON MENAPACE,
CHRISTINE M. DREXEL,
BRIAN THOMAS,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
857
Howard County
857
Howard County
www.hwestauctions.com
851
12181341
Prince Georges County
851
Prince Georges County
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
MARYLAND
www.hwestauctions.com
873
12181351
Prince William County
873
Prince William County
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ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for
Prince George's County, Maryland,
this 23rd day of April 2018, that the
foreclosure sale of the property
described in the deed of trust
docketed herein and located at
10312 Garson Terrace, Lanham,
Maryland 20706, made and reported by James E. Clarke, Hugh J.
Green, Shannon Menapace, Christine M. Drexel, and Brian Thomas,
Substitute Trustees, be RATIFIED
and CONFIRMED, unless cause to
the contrary be shown on or
before the 23rd day of May, 2018,
provided a copy of this Order be
inserted in The Washington Post
once in each of three (3) successive weeks before the 23rd day of
May, 2018.
The Report of Sale states the
amount of the sale at $316,000.00.
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E&E Family Trust and The Estate of
Emma H. Horn, as Surviving Tenant
by the Entirety of Ernest P. Horn
Defendant(s)
Civil No. CAEF18-01811
NOTICE PURSUANT
TO MD RULE 14-215 (A)
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James E. Clarke
Hugh J. Green
Shannon Menapace
Christine M. Drexel
Brian Thomas
Substitute Trustees
Plaintiffs
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Sydney J. Harrison #544
Clerk of the Circuit Court For
Prince George's County, Maryland
May 1, 8, 15, 2018
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certified check will be required
at the time of sale, but no more
than $10,000.00 of cash will be
accepted, with settlement within
fifteen (15) days from the date of
sale. Sale is subject to post sale
confirmation that the borrower
did not file for protection under
the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to
the sale which affects the validity
of the sale, as well as to postsale confirmation of the status of
the loan with the loan servicer
including, but not limited to,
determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or
paid off the loan prior to the
sale. In any such event, the sale
shall be null and void, and the
Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law
or equity, shall be the return of
his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced
at the time of sale. Pursuant to
the Federal Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, we advise you that
this firm is a debt collector
attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and
any information we obtain will be
used for that purpose.
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C.,
Substitute Trustee
This is a communication from a
debt collector.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (61867)
5040 Corporate Woods Drive #120
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
757-457-1460 - Call Between
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
or visit our website at
www.siwpc.net
May 15, 22, 2018
12182644
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FOOD ALLOWED."
TO "HOW OLD ARE THESE
FRIES?"
By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust
dated September 17, 2014, and recorded at Instrument Number
201409180067547 in the Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court for Prince
William County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $451,048.00. The
appointed SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees, LLC will offer
for sale at public auction at the front steps of the Circuit Court for Prince
William County, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110 on:
June 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM
improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of Lot 4,
Thomas Mill Subdivision, as the same appears duly dedicated, platted and
recorded as Instrument Number 201201200005437, with corresponding
plat recorded as Instrument Number 201201200005438, among the land
records of Prince William 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.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC
(Attorney for the Secured Party)
4340 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-907-8000
www.rosenberg-assoc.com
May 8, 15, 2018
102
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Thank you for
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Dogs for Sale
SHIH TZU & SHIH TZU POODLE MIXED
Will have shots/wormed Well socialized, mother/father on premises.
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Collectibles
SMALL COLLECTOR PAYS CASH
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Shih-Tzu—White Pups purebred. CKC
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REDSKINS TICKETS WANTED—
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MARYLAND
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TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
125 GREENHILL LANE,
FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22405
In execution of a certain Deed
of Trust dated January 24, 2003,
in the original principal amount
of $216,000.00 recorded in the
Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court for
Stafford County, Virginia as Instrument No. LR030003052. 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
June 14, 2018, 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
DESIGNATED AS LOT 271, SECTION
1A, LEELAND STATION, AS SHOWN
ON PLAT DATED NOVEMBER 10,
1999, AND REVISED JANUARY 27,
2000, PREPARED BY GREENHORNE
& O‘MARA, INC., ENGINEERS,
PLANNERS AND SURVEYORS AND
RECORDED AS INSTRUMENT NO.
000002600 IN PLAT BOOK 34,
PAGES 201 THROUGH 208 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-3047181.
12182970
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must close by Tuesday. Everything
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Call 301-328-4286 or 240-687-1519
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Layhill— $500, 1 bedrm, 1 ba, Sun
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Sil Spg- Wlk Metro. Shr wonderful
hse. BR&BA, $655, $699. NS/NP.
Inc most utils. Call 301-593-2435
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD - AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG PUPS
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8 wks. s/w $480 cash. 301-797-7056
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SILVER SPRING/ROCKVILLE - 3 rooms.
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TAKOMA PK/Bethesda- House rooms,
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TEMPLE HILLS- Furnished room for
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CAPITOL VIEW, NE- Near Metro, furn
room, shr BA, utils inc. $600-$650.
Kitchen privs. TEXT 410-440-8174
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BA $430+util. 2 lrg BRs, BA & pvt entr
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GERMAN SHEPHERD AKC PUPS
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TRUSTEE'S SALE
11510 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Unit 407,
Columbia, MD 21044
Trustee's Sale of valuable fee simple property improved by
premises known as 11510 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Unit 407,
Columbia, MD 21044. By virtue of the power and authority
contained in a Deed of Trust, dated August 7, 2006, and
recorded in Liber 10283 at Page 379 among the land records
of the COUNTY OF HOWARD, in the original principal amount
of $127,500.00. Upon default and request for sale, the
undersigned trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the
Thomas Dorsey Building, located at 9250 Bendix Rd., Columbia
MD 21045, on May 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM, all that property
described in said Deed of Trust including but not limited to:
Tax ID# 15-078669
Said property is in fee simple and is improved by a dwelling and
is sold in "as is condition" and subject to all superior covenants,
conditions, liens, restrictions, easement, rights-of-way, as may
affect same, if any.
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of 10% of the sale price, cash
or certified funds shall be required at the time of sale. The
balance of the purchase price with interest at 6.75% 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 homeowners
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. 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 the return of the deposit.
Trustee's File No. 17-270489.
Kristine D. Brown, et al., Substitute Trustees.
SHAPIRO & BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford Road, Suite 200,
Manassas, Virginia 20109 (410) 769-97978
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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ance 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-1168701.
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TRUSTEE'S SALE
1602 VILLAGE MARKET BLVD. SE, SUITE 310
10570 Twin Rivers Road, #A-2, Columbia, MD 21044
LEESBURG, VA 20175
Trustee's Sale of valuable fee simple property improved by
703-777-7101
premises known as 10570 Twin Rivers Road, #A-2, Columbia,
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE
MD 21044. By virtue of the power and authority contained in a
OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY
Deed of Trust, dated February 3, 2006, and recorded in Liber
8415 Commercial Street
9862 at Page 591 among the land records of the COUNTY OF
Savage, MD 20763
HOWARD, in the original principal amount of $300,000.00.
Under a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from ROBERT Upon default and request for sale, the undersigned trustees will
L. BABENDREIER, dated January 29, 2007 and recorded in offer for sale at public auction at the Thomas Dorsey Building,
Liber 10510, folio 038 among the Land Records of HOWARD located at 9250 Bendix Rd., Columbia MD 21045, on May 24,
COUNTY, MD, default having occurred thereunder (Foreclosure 2018 at 10:00 AM, all that property described in said Deed of
Case docketed as Case No.13C18114240; Tax ID No.06- Trust including but not limited to:
432794 ) the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction, located Tax ID# 15-027126
at THE THOMAS DORSEY BUILDING, 9250 BENDIX ROAD, Said property is in fee simple and is improved by a dwelling and
COLUMBIA, MD. 21045, on
is sold in "as is condition" and subject to all superior covenants,
MAY 31, 2018 at 11:15 AM
conditions, liens, restrictions, easement, rights-of-way, as may
ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements affect same, if any.
thereon situated in HOWARD COUNTY, MD and more fully TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of 10% of the sale price, cash
described in above referenced Deed of Trust.
or certified funds shall be required at the time of sale. The
The property will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to balance of the purchase price with interest at 6.00% per annum
conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the from the date of sale to the date of payment will be paid within
TEN DAYS after the final ratification of the sale. Adjustments
same, if any and with no warranty of any kind.
on all taxes, public charges and special or regular assessments
Terms of Sale: A deposit $37,900.00 will be required at the will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed
time of sale, such deposit to be in CERTIFIED CHECK OR by purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowners
BY CASHIER'S CHECK, CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. association dues and assessments that may become due after
Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Title examination, conveyancing, state revenue stamps, transfer
HOWARD COUNTY. Time is of the essence as to the purchaser. taxes, title insurance, and all other costs incident to settlement
If the purchaser defaults, the deposit shall be forfeited and the are to be paid by the purchaser. Time is of the essence for
property shall be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense. the purchaser, otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and the
The purchaser waives personal service and accepts service by property may be resold at risk and costs of the defaulting
first class mail and certified mail addressed to the address purchaser. If the sale is not ratified or if the Substitute Trustees
provided by said Purchaser as identified on the Memorandum are unable to convey marketable title in accord with these terms
of Sale for any Motion or Show Cause Order incident to this of sale, the purchaser's only remedy is the return of the deposit.
sale including a Motion to Default Purchaser and for Resale of Trustee's File No. 17-269370.
the Property.In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser
Kristine D. Brown, et al., Substitute Trustees.
shall not be entitled to receive any benefit from the resale,
including, but not limited to, additional proceeds or surplus SHAPIRO & BROWN, LLP, 10021 Balls Ford Road, Suite 200,
which may arise therefrom. Interest to be paid on the unpaid
Manassas, Virginia 20109 (410) 769-97978
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 MAY 8, 15, 22, 2018www.hwestauctions.com
12179461
above-mentioned Deed of Trust, or allows the borrower(s) to
877
Spotsylvania County
execute their right to reinstate or payoff the subject loan, 877 Spotsylvania County
TRUSTEE’S SALE OF
prior to the sale, with or without the Substitute Trustee's prior
TRUSTEE SALE
6101 TAVERNEER LANE,
knowledge, this Contract shall be null and void and of no effect,
6006 Fox Point Road,
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA 22551
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
and the Purchaser's sole remedy shall be the return of the deposit
Spotsylvania County
execution of a certain Deed
without interest. Purchaser shall pay for documentary stamps, In execution of a Deed of Trust In
of Trust dated June 5, 2006, in
transfer taxes and settlement expenses. Taxes, ground rent, in the original principal amount of the original principal amount of
$222,285.00, dated August 5, 2005
$267,200.00
in the
water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association recorded in the Clerk's Office of Clerk’s Office, recorded
Circuit Court for
dues, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania Spotsylvania County, Virginia as
County, Virginia, in Document No.
Instrument
No.
200600019945
basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if 200500032999 and modified in The undersigned Substitute.
applicable, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed Document No. 140015139, default Trustee will offer for sale at public
occurred in the payment of
auction in the front of the Circuit
thereafter by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible having
the Note thereby secured and at
Court building for Spotsylvania
request of the holder of said
County, 9107 Judicial Center Lane,
for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser the
Note, the undersigned Substitute
Virginia on June 14,
assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date Trustee will offer for sale at public Spotsylvania,
2018, at 4:00 PM, the property
at the entrance to the
described in said Deed of Trust,
of sale forward. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey auction
Spotsylvania County Judicial Cenlocated at the above address, and
insurable title for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in ter, 9107 Judicial Center Lane, more particularly described as folon June 12, 2018 at
lows: ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT
law or equity shall be limited to a refund of the aforementioned Spotsylvania,
12:00 PM the property described
PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN
deposit without interest. In the event the sale is not ratified in said deed, located at the above OR
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA,
address
and
briefly
described
as:
AND
MORE
PARTICULARLY
for any reason, the Purchaser's sole remedy, at law or equity,
DESCRIBED
AS LOT 41, SECTION
Lot 423, Section 14, Fox Point, with
is the return of the deposit without interest. (File # 580429)
2, TAVERNEER, AS THE SAME IS
improvements thereon.
DULY DEDICATED, PLATTED AND
Subject to any and all covenants,
JAMES E. CLARKE,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES
conditions, restrictions, ease77 AND 78 AMONG THE LAND
HUGH J. GREEN,
ments, and all other matters of
RECORDS
OF
SPOTSYLVANIA
record taking priority over the
SHANNON MENAPACE,
COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
Deed of Trust,if any, affecting the
CHRISTINE M. DREXEL,
TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidaforesaid property.
der’s deposit of ten percent (10%)
BRIAN THOMAS,
TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit
of the sale price or ten percent
of $20,000.00 or 10% of the sales
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES
(10%) of the original principal balprice, whichever is lower, cash or
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Pushing the
boundaries of birth
Passing peers and ethical frontiers alike, a fertility doctor sees no limits for his work — or for humanity
BY
A RIANA E UNJUNG C HA
IN NEW YORK
W
hen future historians look back on the 21st century, one of the most iconic photos may be of a smiling, darkhaired man in blue scrubs protectively holding a newborn — the world’s first commercially produced “threeparent” baby. ¶ This is John Zhang, the Chinese-born, British-educated founder and medical director of a Manhattan fertility center that is blowing up the way humans reproduce. ¶ In 2009, Zhang helped a 49-year-old patient become the world’s oldest known woman to carry her own child. In the not-too-distant future, he says, 60-year-old women
will be able to do the same. ¶ In 2015, Zhang stunned his scientific peers by transferring a genetically “abnormal” embryo
to the womb of a woman who had run out of other options. Abnormal embryos — which appear to have the wrong number of chromosomes — are almost universally considered nonviable and discarded by other fertility doctors. The woman
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gave birth to a healthy baby girl, prompting clinics around the world to reevaluate their policies.
Chinese-born and British-educated, John Zhang is the medical director of a fertility center that is blowing up the way humans reproduce.
BY
A IMEE S WARTZ
When a medication being developed to
treat a heart condition gave patients
erections, drugmakers knew they had a
winner — not for angina, but for erectile
dysfunction. That drug is now known as
Viagra.
Figuring out that a drug developed for
one ailment can be effective for another
was once a matter of chance. In the case
of Viagra, for example, the discovery
emerged by observing an unintended but
beneficial side effect. Now, technological
and scientific advances are allowing researchers to rely more on science and less
on luck in hopes of cutting the time and
expense involved in getting new treatments to patients.
Scott Spangler, chief data scientist for
life sciences at IBM Watson Health, said
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Avoiding peanuts is hard. There may
be a better way to fight an allergy.
BY
A MBER D ANCE
Among food allergies, peanut allergy is
one of the most severe: A minuscule
amount of peanut protein may lead to
anaphylactic shock and even death. Surveys show an upswing in incidence in the
United States over the past two decades;
a study last year estimated that nearly
2.5 percent of U.S. children may be
allergic.
All that the families of affected kids
can do is avoid peanut products and keep
antihistamines or epinephrine handy in
case of a reaction.
Avoidance of peanuts is not necessarily easy. Kids with peanut allergies often
suffer anxiety about eating — especially
away from home — and fear a bad
reaction.
“This passive approach is really frustrating,” says Edwin Kim, director of the
Food Allergy Initiative at the University
of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, lament-
Hate living in
D.C.? That’s not a
healthy attitude.
ing the lack of treatments to directly
combat the allergy. “It stinks.”
But recent studies indicate that it may
be possible to diminish allergy risk by
encouraging parents to feed babies peanut products (instead of avoiding them)
and to treat the allergy in older children
and adults with carefully controlled
micro-exposures. New treatments in the
form of powder or skin patches may soon
hit the market. “We’re close,” Kim says.
Here’s an update on the state of the
science.
BY
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ISTOCK
Drug discoveries
rely less on luck
and more on tech
J ENNY R OUGH
When my husband and I moved from
Los Angeles to Washington for his job, I
saw only the cons in our new city: overcast
skies, solemn monuments and women
wearing an accessory I’d forgotten about
from junior high dances: pantyhose. The
humidity was oppressive, the gray a wet
blanket.
I wanted to move back to Los Angeles,
where the sun gave a warm welcome, the
open sky made me feel free and purple
flowers hung like grape clusters from the
jacaranda trees.
Ron wanted to stay put. Facing off, we
planted our feet and tried to pull one
another in opposite directions, a tug-owar.
We weren’t dealing with mere whims.
Where we live is a matter of medical
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Yes, Pluto is a planet. Here’s why.
BY
D AVID G RINSPOON
AND A LAN S TERN
Three years ago, NASA’s New
Horizons, the fastest spaceship
ever launched, raced past Pluto,
spectacularly revealing the wonders of that newly seen world. On
New Year’s Eve — if all goes well
on board this small robot — it
will treat us to images of the
most distant body ever explored,
provisionally named Ultima
Thule. We know very little about
it, but we do know it’s not a
planet. Pluto, by contrast — despite what you’ve heard — is.
Why do we say this? We are
planetary scientists, meaning
we’ve spent our careers exploring and studying objects that
orbit stars. We use “planet” to
describe worlds with certain
qualities. When we see one like
Pluto, with its many familiar
features — mountains of ice,
glaciers of nitrogen, a blue sky
with layers of smog — we and our
colleagues quite naturally find
ourselves using the word “planet” to describe it and compare it
to other planets that we know
and love.
In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced an attempted redefinition of the word “planet” that
excluded many objects, including Pluto. We think that decision
was flawed, and that a logical
and useful definition of “planet”
will include many more worlds.
We find ourselves using the
word “planet” to describe the
largest “moons” in the solar
system. Moons orbit around other worlds that themselves orbit
our star, but when we discuss a
world like Saturn’s Titan, which
is larger than the planet Mercury
and has mountains, dunes and
canyons, rivers, lakes and clouds,
you will find us — in the literature and at our conferences —
calling it a planet. This usage is
not a mistake or a throwback. It
is increasingly common in our
profession and it is accurate.
Most essentially, planetary
worlds (including planetary
moons) are those large enough to
have pulled themselves into a
ball by the strength of their own
gravity. Below a certain size, the
strength of ice and rock is
enough to resist rounding by
gravity, and so the smallest
worlds are lumpy. This is how,
even before New Horizons arrives, we know that Ultima Thule
is not a planet. Among the few
facts we’ve been able to ascertain
about this body is that it is tiny
( just 17 miles across) and distinctly nonspherical. This gives
us a natural, physical criterion to
separate planets from all the
small bodies orbiting in space —
boulders, icy comets or rocky and
metallic asteroids, all of which
are small and lumpy because
their gravity is too weak for
self-rounding.
The desire to reconsider the
meaning of “planet” arose because of two thrilling discoveries
about our universe: There are
planets in unbelievable abundance beyond our solar system —
called “exoplanets” — orbiting
nearly every star we see in the
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A red tide of bioluminescent phytoplankton is
putting on a light show on the California coast
A red tide is causing the surf to
glow in parts of California.
Since May 7, an algae bloom
filled with bioluminescent phytoplankton has been lighting up
the ocean from La Jolla to Encinitas, a stretch of about 18
miles. The microorganisms light
up along the face of the waves
when they crash near the shore.
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This view of Pluto was made from a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.
The colors were enhanced to show differences in the composition and texture of the planet’s surface.
sky. And there are a great many
small icy objects orbiting our sun
out in Pluto’s realm, beyond the
zone of the rocky inner worlds or
“terrestrial planets” (such as
Earth), the “gas giants” (such as
Jupiter) and the “ice giants”
(such as Neptune).
In light of these discoveries, it
made sense to ask which objects
discovered orbiting other stars
should be considered planets.
Some, at the largest end, are
more like stars themselves. And
just as stars like our sun are
known as “dwarf stars” and still
considered stars, it made some
sense to consider small icy
worlds like Pluto occupying another subcategory of planet:
“dwarf planet.”
But the process for redefining
“planet” was deeply flawed and
widely criticized even by those
who accepted the outcome. At
the 2006 IAU conference, which
was held in Prague, the few
scientists remaining at the very
end of the week-long meeting
(fewer than 4 percent of the
world’s astronomers and an even
smaller percentage of the world’s
planetary scientists) ratified a
hastily drawn definition that
contains obvious flaws. For one
thing, it defines a planet as an
object orbiting around our sun —
thereby disqualifying the planets
around other stars, ignoring the
exoplanet revolution and decreeing that essentially all the planets in the universe are not, in
fact, planets.
Even within our solar system,
the IAU scientists defined “plan-
et” in a strange way, declaring
that if an orbiting world has
“cleared its zone,” or thrown its
weight around enough to eject
all other nearby objects, it is a
planet. Otherwise it is not. This
criterion is imprecise and leaves
many borderline cases, but
what’s worse is that they chose a
definition that discounts the actual physical properties of a
potential planet, electing instead
to define “planet” in terms of the
other objects that are — or are
not — orbiting nearby.
This leads to many bizarre and
absurd conclusions. For example, it would mean that Earth
was not a planet for its first 500
million years of history, because
it orbited among a swarm of
debris until that time, and also
that if you took Earth today and
moved it somewhere else — say,
out to the asteroid belt — it
would cease being a planet.
To add insult to injury, they
amended their convoluted definition with the vindictive and
linguistically paradoxical statement that “a dwarf planet is not a
planet.” This seemingly served
no purpose but to satisfy those
motivated by a desire — for
whatever reason — to ensure
that Pluto was “demoted” by the
new definition.
By and large, astronomers ignore the new definition of “planet” every time they discuss all of
the exciting discoveries of planets orbiting other stars. And
those of us who actually study
planets for a living also discuss
dwarf planets without adding an
asterisk.
But it gets old having to address the misconceptions among
the public who think that because Pluto was demoted (not
exactly a neutral term), that it
must be more like a lumpy little
asteroid than the complex and
vibrant planet it is. It is this
confusion among students and
the public — fostered by journalists and textbook authors who
mistakenly accepted the authority of the IAU as the final word —
that makes this worth addressing.
Last year near Houston, planetary scientists gathered at the
annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. One presentation, titled “A Geophysical Planet
Definition,” intended to set the
record straight. It stated: “In
keeping with both sound scientific classification and peoples’
intuition, we propose a geophysically-based definition of ‘planet’
that importantly emphasizes a
body’s intrinsic physical properties over its extrinsic orbital
properties.” After giving a precise and nerdy definition, it offered: “A simple paraphrase of
our planet definition — especially suitable for elementary school
students — could be, ‘round
objects in space that are smaller
than stars.’ ”
It seems very likely that at
some point the IAU will reconsider its flawed definition. In the
meantime, people will keep referring to the planets being discovered around other stars as
planets, and we’ll keep referring
to round objects in our solar
system and elsewhere as planets.
Eventually, “official” nomenclature will catch up to both common sense and scientific usage.
The word “planet” predates and
transcends science. Language is
malleable and responsive to culture. Words are not defined by
voting. Neither is scientific paradigm.
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studies climate evolution and
habitability of other worlds. Stern is
the principal investigator of the New
Horizons mission to Pluto and the
Kuiper belt. Their book “Chasing
New Horizons: Inside the Epic First
Mission to Pluto,” was published
May 1 by Picador.
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news/speaking-of-science
Images of universal appeal: NASA website
offers one out-of-this-world photo after another
Have you ever wished for a
personal guide to the planets,
stars and solar system? A site
called Astronomy Picture of the
Day has you covered.
A service of NASA’s Astrophysics Science Division, the Goddard
Space Flight Center and Michigan Technological University, the
site offers up mind-blowing photography and mind-boggling explanations of the phenomena it
portrays.
APOD, as it’s nicknamed, has a
simple mission: Post one photo
of something in the universe
each day, along with an explanation from a professional astronomer.
Luckily, there’s no lack of great
space photography and neat phenomena to explore. The site wins
points for sheer variety — recent
pix have included a visualization
of the entire observable universe,
a 2011 image of the space shuttle
Endeavour cutting through
clouds and a trippy picture of the
Stickney Crater, the largest on
Astronomy Picture of the Day
apod.nasa.gov
the Martian moon Phobos. A
robust archive saves the pictures
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Following APOD gives you
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every vantage point and mood.
Its layout is comfortably lowtech, with plenty of perks: It’s on
social media, too, and is translated into dozens of languages. You
can even submit photos if you
want to add to the fun.
You don’t need to be an expert
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and there are plenty of links if
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may be simple, but it’s not simplistic. Whether you’re looking
for a quick fix of astronomical
wonder or an explanation of
something you never knew existed, your curiosity will be well
rewarded.
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States try to curb phony claims that untrained
animals are actually serving disabled people
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Service dogs undergo training
that can last up to two years.
But there is no central certification for dogs trained as service
animals. Many people acquire
official-looking vests and falsely
pass their pets off as trained
service animals so they can bring
them anywhere. The Americans
With Disabilities Act gives service
animals access to public places.
Because there is no certification for those animals, however,
merchants have no way of telling
which animals are legitimate.
That lack of certification is also
likely to limit the effectiveness of
the new laws. Business owners
and law enforcement will still not
know whether the animal has
received real training. But proponents of the law hope the measures will cause pet owners to
think twice before trying to pass
off their animals as legitimate
service pets.
— Michael Ollove, Stateline
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NEUROSCIENCE
This is your teen’s brain on hormones? No, but
a lot is going on inside an adolescent’s head.
Teenagers! They chew Tide
Pods and have unprotected sex.
They use social media we haven’t
even heard of and are walking
hormone machines. It’s easy to
mock their outsize sense of self
and their seemingly dumb decisions. But not so fast, says cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne
Blakemore: The adolescent brain
is nothing to
laugh at.
In “Inventing Ourselves:
The Secret Life
of the Teenage
Brain,” Blakemore (no relation to the
writer of this
article) challenges adults to take teenagers
and their growing brains seriously. Her book explains what’s happening inside those brains during
the teen years — a complex period
of neurological change that is
fundamental to maturity.
Blakemore breaks down the
most up-to-date science on adolescent brain development. It
turns out that much of what
makes teenagers seem so, well,
teenage is due not to their hormones but to their rapidly changing brain circuitry. The malleable
mind continues to develop during adolescence, consolidating
personality, preferences and be-
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Add Minnesota to the growing
list of states that will no longer
tolerate pet owners trying to pass
off their furry or feathered
friends as service animals when
they have never received such
training.
Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat,
has signed a bill into law that
would subject violators to $100
fines for misrepresenting their
pets as fully trained service animals. Senators voted unanimously for the measure, and only one
representative in the Minnesota
House voted against.
More than 20 states have tightened the leash on fake service
dogs by enacting similar laws to
discourage pet owners from
bringing untrained animals into
stores, restaurants, libraries and
other public places where their
behavior can be bothersome.
Service dogs have long helped
the blind navigate their lives.
More recently, many people with
other disabilities or health conditions have found them useful.
Service animals, which are
usually dogs, undergo rigorous
training that can last up to two
years and cost tens of thousands
of dollars. A well-trained dog
doesn’t misbehave in the ways
other dogs might — by jumping
up on people, begging, running
off or barking excessively.
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Inventing Ourselves: The Secret
Life of the Teenage Brain
by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
haviors.
Some of those behaviors, including risk-taking and a tendency toward self-consciousness,
may seem connected to peer pressure. But, Blakemore writes,
they’re actually signs of brain
development. With the help of
data from studies that show the
teenage brain in action, she connects brain development to all
sorts of things, including selfcontrol and depression.
There’s still a lot to learn about
adolescent brains, and scientists
don’t fully understand how
things such as genetics affect
brain development. But what we
do know, Blakemore says, can
help adults become more compassionate toward teenagers and
can point to educational and social policies that work with adolescent brains, not against them.
“The adolescent brain isn’t a
dysfunctional or a defective adult
brain,” she writes; it’s “a lens
through which we can begin to
see ourselves anew.” Blakemore
paints the teenage brain as tempestuous, impressionable, dynamic — and well worth studying.
— Erin Blakemore
Should you match a diet to your DNA?
Eating plans that focus on
matching your diet to your DNA
or to the rate at which your body
pumps out insulin (a hormone
that has an impact on fat storage)
have been popular recently. But a
new study in JAMA found that
neither genetic makeup nor the
amount of insulin the body secretes determined how much
weight people lost on either a
low-fat or a low-carbohydrate
diet.
Still, there are a few takeaways
from the study that may make
losing weight a little easier, says
the lead researcher, Christopher
Gardner, a professor of medicine
in the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University.
What the researchers did
It’s no secret that an eating
plan that works for one person
may not be right for another. “We
wanted to find out which diet is
better for whom,” Gardner says.
At the start of the study, Gardner and his colleagues hypothesized that certain genetic makeups would determine whether
someone would do better on a
low-fat or a low-carb diet.
They also wanted to test the
theory that individuals who are
insulin-resistant — which means
they must produce excess insulin
to process carbohydrates —
would respond better to a lowcarb diet than to a low-fat diet.
The 609 overweight or obese
people in the study had a blood
test to determine their gene type
and a glucose tolerance test to see
whether they were resistant to
insulin.
Without knowing the results of
those tests, the researchers randomly assigned the participants
to either a low-fat or a low-carb
diet, so both groups contained
people with different gene types.
At the start of the study, the
researchers instructed the participants to stick to around 20 grams
of fat or carbohydrates a day,
depending on which diet group
they were in.
After eight weeks, the study
participants got to gradually increase the amount of fat or carbohydrates in their diet until they
reached a level they could maintain over the long run. “They had
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Eating plans that match your diet to your DNA have been popular recently.
to look us in the eye and say, ‘I
could eat like this forever,’ ” says
Gardner.
The weight changes in both the
low-fat and low-carb groups were
similar over 12 months, with
some people losing as much as 60
pounds. The average weight loss
in both groups was around 11
pounds.
Yet neither genetic type nor
insulin resistance seemed to explain why different diets worked
for different people, says Gardner.
Lessons learned
For the most part, the study
subjects were highly successful at
sticking with their assigned
plans. That’s probably because
they were given the freedom to
eat a low-fat or a low-carb diet on
their terms, rather than being
given a specific allotment of nutrients or calories, Gardner says.
“Among the people who were
successful,” he says, “what we
really heard from them was that
we changed their relationship
with food.” All study participants,
regardless of which diet they
were following, were instructed
to focus on three basic tenets:
minimizing refined grains and
added sugars, eating more vegetables and choosing minimally
processed, nutrient-dense, homecooked foods whenever possible.
Determining a healthier way of
eating that you can comfortably
stick with over the long run can
be a key to weight-loss success.
“Although personalized medicine
may have some insights, the issue
is still adherence after you lose
weight,” says William Dietz, chair
at the Redstone Global Center for
Prevention and Wellness at
George Washington University.
The focus on diet quality
throughout the study, however,
may have had an impact on some
of the findings. For example, had
the low-fat group been eating
refined carbohydrates in the form
of white flour and added sugars
instead of healthy types of carbohydrates, people with insulin resistance may have been less likely
to lose weight, says Gardner. Bottom line: The quality of your food
choices counts, regardless of your
diet’s overall makeup.
So does satiety. Throughout
the study, subjects were instructed to eat foods that helped them
feel fuller longer. “There isn’t one
way to do that,” says Gardner, who
points out that personal preference, social norms, culture and
other factors play roles in helping
you eat less without feeling deprived.
Researchers are looking to uncover more about how your biology might predict slim-down success. Until then, using trial and
error to find the approach you can
stick with is the personalized
strategy that can help you reach
and stay at your healthiest
weight.
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Young male smokers face risk of stroke before 50
Young men who smoke are
more likely to have a stroke before age 50 than their peers who
avoid tobacco, a small study suggests.
Smoking has long been linked
to an increased risk of stroke in
older adults, but research to date
examining this connection in
younger adults has mainly focused on women. In the new
study, researchers examined data
on 615 men who had a stroke
before age 50 and compared their
smoking habits to a control group
of 530 similar men who didn’t
have a history of stroke.
Overall, current smokers were
88 percent more likely to have a
stroke than men who never
smoked, the study found. Light
smokers — those who had fewer
than 11 cigarettes a day — were 46
percent more likely to have a
stroke. Heavy smokers — two
packs a day or more — were more
than five times as likely to have a
stroke.
“The simple takeaway is the
more you smoke, the more you
stroke,” said lead study author
Janina Markidan of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Smoking causes inflammation
in blood vessels that increases the
risk of blood clots forming, which
in turn increases the risk of
stroke, Markidan said by email.
Most of the men who had
strokes in the study were between
35 and 49 years old.
The study wasn’t a controlled
experiment designed to prove
whether or how smoking habits
might directly influence the potential for a stroke in younger
men.
Another limitation is that researchers lacked data on tobacco
products participants used in addition to cigarettes, which might
influence their risk of stroke, researchers note in the journal
Stroke. The study team also
lacked data on other factors that
can independently influence the
risk of stroke such as alcohol
consumption or exercise habits.
— Reuters
Anxiety is the leading mental-health issue among American youths
BY
A MY E LLIS N UTT
When it comes to treating anxiety in children and teens, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are
the bane of therapists’ work.
With social media, “it’s all
about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them,
who clicked on their picture,” said
Marco Grados, the clinical director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Everything can turn into
something negative. . . . [K]ids are
exposed to that day after day, and
it’s not good for them.”
Anxiety, not depression, is the
leading mental-health issue
among American youths, and clinicians and research both suggest
it is rising. The latest study was
published in April in the Journal
of Developmental and Behavioral
Pediatrics.
Based on data collected from
the National Survey of Children’s
Health for ages 6 to 17, researchers
found a 20 percent increase in
diagnoses of anxiety between
2007 and 2012. (The rate of depression over that same time period ticked up 0.2 percent.)
Philip Kendall, director of the
Child and Adolescent Anxiety
Disorders Clinic at Temple University and a practicing psychologist, was not surprised by the
results and applauded the study
for its “big-picture” approach.
“There is definitely a rise in the
identification of kids with serious
anxiety,” he said. They are “growing up in an environment of volatility, where schools have lockdowns, where there are wars
across borders. We used to have
high confidence in our environ-
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ment — now we have an environment that anticipates catastrophe.”
The data on anxiety among 18and 19-year-olds is even starker.
Since 1985, the Higher Education
Research Institute at UCLA has
been asking incoming college
freshmen if they “felt overwhelmed” by all they had to do.
The first year, 18 percent replied
yes. By 2000, that climbed to 28
percent. By 2016, to nearly 41
percent.
The same pattern is clear when
comparing modern-day teens to
those of their grandparents’ or
great-grandparents’ era.
One of the oldest surveys in
assessing personality traits and
psychopathology is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, which dates to the Great
Depression and remains in use
today. When Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego
State University, looked at the
MMPI responses from more than
77,500 high school and college
students over the decades, she
found that five times as many
students in 2007 “surpassed
thresholds” in more than one
mental-health category than in
1938. Anxiety and depression
were six times more common.
Instagram, Twitter and
Facebook are the bane of
therapists’ work. When
teens focus on social
media, “it’s all about the
self-image — who’s
‘liking’ them, who’s
watching them, who
clicked on their picture,”
one expert said.
Statistics on anxiety in children and younger adolescents
aren’t easy to come by. The study
published last month was based
on the National Survey of Children’s Health, which the researchers noted “is the only national data source to evaluate the
presence of anxiety and depression on a regular basis.” The findings were limited, though, and
relied on the reports of parents
and guardians as to whether a
health-care professional had ever
told them their child was suffering from one of those conditions.
Those responding yes were
asked to describe the level of both
anxiety and depression in their
children: 10.7 percent said their
child’s depression was severe, and
15.2 percent listed their child’s
anxiety at that level.
Among the study’s other findings: Anxiety and depression
were more commonly found
among white and non-Hispanic
children, and children with anxiety or depression were more likely
than their peers to be obese. The
researchers acknowledge that the
survey method — parents reporting what they were told by their
child’s doctor — probably skewed
the results.
Grados often identifies anxiety
in the children and adolescents
he sees as part of his clinical
practice in Baltimore. “I have a
wide range [of patients], take all
insurances, do inpatients, day
hospital, outpatients, and see
anxiety across all strata,” he said.
The causes of that anxiety also
include classroom pressures, according to Grados. “Now we’re
measuring everything,” he said.
“School is putting so much pres-
sure on them with the competitiveness. . . . I’ve seen eighth-graders admitted as inpatients, saying
they have to choose a career!”
Yet even one of the latest
study’s authors acknowledges
that it can be difficult to tease out
the truth about the rise in anxiety.
“If you look at past studies,”
said John T. Walkup, chairman of
the Department of Psychiatry at
Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, “you don’t know if the conditions themselves are increasing
or clinicians are making the diagnosis more frequently due to advocacy or public-health efforts.”
Nearly a third of all adolescents
age 13 to 18 will experience an
anxiety disorder during their lifetime, according to the National
Institutes of Health, with the incidence among girls (38 percent)
far outpacing that among boys
(26.1 percent).
Identifying anxiety in kids and
getting them help is paramount,
according to clinicians. “Anxiety
can be an early stage of other
conditions,” Grados said. “Bipolar, schizophrenia later in life can
initially manifest as anxiety.”
For all these reasons, Kendall
said, increased awareness is welcome.
“If you look at the history of
child mental-health problems,”
he said, “`we knew about delinquency at the beginning of the
20th century, autism was diagnosed in the 1940s, teenage depression in the mid-’80s. Anxiety
is really coming late to the game.”
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Hearing complaints, cities and states crack down on noise
BY
M INDY F ETTERMAN
new york — One of the quietest
places in this noisy city is in the
middle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which draws 7 million visitors a year.
Most don’t know of the tiny
Astor Chinese Garden Court
tucked deep within the giant museum. And so, it is quiet here.
In a city whose cacophony can
reach 95 decibels in Midtown
Manhattan — way above the federal government’s recommended
average of no more than 70 decibels — the commotion over all
that racket involves irate residents, anti-noise advocates, bars,
helicopter sightseeing companies, landscapers and construction companies, as well as City
Hall. The 311 nonemergency call
service gets 50,000 calls a day,
and the No. 1 complaint is noise.
New York University has a fiveyear study underway — funded by
the National Science Foundation
— to monitor noise in New York.
The Sounds of New York City
project aims to track sound
across the city. But what policymakers will do with the information is not yet clear.
No studies have been done on
the change in city noise over time,
whether it is getting worse or by
how much. But experts point to
rising complaints, more lawsuits,
more people with hearing problems, and studies showing that
noise has negative health effects.
Noise is “the new secondhandsmoke issue,” said Bradley Vite,
who pushed for regulations in
Elkhart, Ind., that come with
some of the nation’s steepest
fines. “It took decades to educate
people on the dangers of secondhand smoke. We may need decades to show the impact of secondhand noise.”
The Environmental Protection
Agency has said that noise below
an average of 70 decibels over 24
hours is safe and won’t cause
hearing loss. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health says anything below an 85
won’t cause hearing loss for workers exposed to loud machinery.
But those levels are way above
recommendations made by the
European Union. In 2009, the
E.U. set noise guidelines of 40
decibels at night to “protect human health.” And it said steady,
continuous noise in the daytime
— such as the noise on highways
— should not exceed 50 decibels.
“We’re in active denial” about
the effects of noise, said Rick
Neitzel, director of environmental health policy at the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “We’re
far, far behind what Europe is
doing.”
When it mapped noise across
the country last year, the Department of Transportationfound
that 97 percent of the population
is subjected to man-made noise. A
recent study of 290 national park
sites found that 67 percent had
significant human-caused noise,
said Rachel Buxton of Colorado
State University in Fort Collins.
Aircraft noise fell by 95 percent
from 1970 to 2004 as plane engines got quieter, according to the
Federal Aviation Administration.
But local battles over airport and
airplane noise continue for communities in flight paths. In the
national parks, “the biggest culprit is aircraft — the planes overhead — and then road traffic and
sounds from industrial sources
like oil and natural gas drilling,”
said Buxton, who participated in
the study of national park noise.
“We’ll be hiking in Rocky
Mountain” National Park, she
said, and the background noise
“drives my husband absolutely
loony.”
People in poorer and racially
segregated neighborhoods live
with higher levels of noise than
other people, according to a 2017
study led by the School of Public
Health at the University of Cali-
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art draws 7 million visitors a year. Tucked deep inside the New York
landmark is the Astor Chinese Garden Court — a quiet space in a noisy city.
fornia at Berkeley. Neighborhoods with median annual
household
incomes
below
$25,000 were nearly two decibels
louder than neighborhoods with
incomes above $100,000.
And communities where at
least 3 in 4 residents are black
had median nighttime noise levels of 46.3 decibels — four decibels louder than communities
with no black residents.
Noise doesn’t just affect hearing, noise activists say. A study by
the University of Michigan
showed an association with cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, according to Neitzel, who
conducted the study.
“The consensus is that if we
can keep noise below 70 decibels
on average, that would eliminate
hearing loss,” Neitzel said. “But
the problem is that if noise is
more than 50 decibels, there’s an
increased risk of heart attack and
hypertension,” he said. “Noise at
70 decibels is not safe.”
According to the Earth Journalism Network, when you hear a
jackhammer, that’s 130 decibels
of noise; a chain saw, 110. At a
rock concert standing near the
speakers? 120. Getting passed by
police with sirens blazing? 120.
Behind a garbage truck? 100.
At a noisy restaurant? 70.
A few states and cities are
beginning to do something — at
least a little something — to quiet
things down.
In Texas, new “quiet concrete”
is being tested on two stretches of
highway. The $12.4 million project is aimed at replacing concrete
sound barriers that won’t be
needed because highway traffic
will be quieter.
“Most of the roaring noise from
highways comes from the tires on
the road, not the engine or exhaust noise,” said Robert Bernhard, vice president for research
at the University of Notre Dame
and an expert in noise-control
engineering. Traditional concrete
is raked with grooves that run
across the road to drain water, he
said.
Quieter concrete has grooves
that go with traffic and drops
highway sound levels 5.8 decibels, on average, a study in Texas
found. That is equivalent to a
roughly 70 percent reduction in
traffic, according to Emily Black,
spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation.
In Phoenix, more than
200 miles of highway have been
resurfaced with a concrete mix
that uses pieces of old tires to
dampen sound, said Doug Nintzel, spokesman for the Arizona
Department of Transportation.
More than 6,000 recycled tires
are used in every mile of rubberized four-lane highway.
“It means millions of tires have
been recycled and kept out of
landfills,” he said.
Elkhart backs up its regulations against “loud and raucous
sounds” with stiff fines, particularly for hot rods and tricked-out
motorcycles whose exhaust systems have been manipulated to
make them louder. The first violation will cost you $250; the second one, $500; the third, $1,000;
and it’s $1,500 for each violation
after that.
“These biker gangs that roar
through town can get up to 125
decibels,” Vite said. The city has
collected $1.6 million from noise
fines and used it to buy four new
police cars and other things, he
said.
Leaf blowers are another noise
flash point. Hundreds of cities
have regulations against the
tools, but they are difficult to
enforce.
Washington, New York and Los
Angeles also have struggled with
helicopter noise. In Washington,
military flights are to blame; in
New York, it’s sightseeing flights;
and in Los Angeles, it is filmmakers trying to get the perfect shot.
About three-quarters of the
roughly 145 daily helicopter
flights in the D.C. area are to or
from the Pentagon, according to a
letter from local congressional
representatives.
The Pentagon has agreed to
study the noise and ways to minimize it.
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Stateline, an initiative of the Pew
Charitable Trusts.
Peanut products are no longer taboo for babies, except in high-risk cases
PEANUTS FROM E1
lergies are increasing.
The basics
Peanut allergy is caused by
antibodies that mistakenly recognize a number of proteins from
peanuts as potential foreign invaders. This sets up the body to
release massive amounts of the
molecule histamine when it encounters peanuts a second time.
An allergic reaction usually occurs within minutes and may
include hives, runny nose, wheezing, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In more severe cases, anaphylaxis sets in, leading to trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, a
dip in blood pressure and other
dangerous symptoms.
The allergic cascade
Upon the body’s first exposure
to peanut protein, via the skin or
gastrointestinal tract, there is no
allergic reaction. But an allergy
will emerge later if, at this step,
certain white blood cells target a
peanut protein, identifying it as
foreign. As these cells mature,
they can produce allergy-linked
IgE antibodies that will bind to
the peanut protein at the next
encounter.
In an allergic person, these
anti-peanut antibodies attach to
another type of immune cell,
called a mast cell, that hangs out
in the nose, throat, gastrointestinal tract, lungs and skin. On the
second and subsequent occasions
when peanut protein comes
along, the mast cells recognize it
and start producing histamine
and other immune compounds.
These chemicals cause the symptoms of a reaction, both localized
ones including hives and systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis.
Epinephrine is the first line of
treatment; it can reverse all
symptoms within minutes. Antihistamines can help with milder
symptoms, but they take half an
hour or longer to act. An approach called immunotherapy
encourages the immune system
to produce IgG antibodies, instead of IgE ones, which tamps
down the allergic response.
Foods to watch
A variety of food allergies are on
the rise. It’s not certain why. One
idea is the “hygiene hypothesis” —
that people in the hyper-sanitized
developed world don’t encounter
many disease-causing agents, and
their immune systems develop
allergic responses instead. Food
allergies are most common in
children, who have immature digestive and immune systems. The
National Heath and Nutritional
Examination Survey asked more
than 10,500 Americans about
their family’s known allergies in
2009 and 2010, the last time that
U.S. data about peanut allergy was
collected. The most common selfreported allergies included milk,
shellfish and peanuts.
Problem with peanuts
Peanut allergy can cause
more severe reactions than other
common childhood food allergies, and it is less likely to be
outgrown. Although good numbers are difficult to come by,
scientists agree that peanut al-
About the allergens
Peanut protein contains 11 allergens, Ara h 1 through Ara h 11,
that help to activate an inappropriate immune response. Ara h 1,
2 and 3 are the most allergenic.
Seed-storage proteins, the Ara
proteins function as reserves for
carbon and other nutrients to
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Most people with peanut allergies do not have allergic reactions to other legumes.
fuel a developing plant. Like
many food allergens, the Ara
proteins make up a high proportion of their plant, dissolve in
water and resist digestion. That
means they’re likely to be visible
to immune cells.
But there are things scientists
don’t yet understand. Peanuts are
legumes, and on the genetic level,
their allergenic proteins appear
similar to proteins found in other
legumes and plants. Ara h 1 is
quite similar to a seed-storage
protein found in peas and lentils,
for example. Ara h 2 resembles a
seed-storage protein in legumes,
almonds and sesame seeds.
Despite these similarities,
most people with peanut allergies do not have allergic reactions
to other legumes. That suggests
there’s something different about
the peanut versions. And although tree nuts such as walnuts
and cashews are not legumes and
not closely related to peanuts,
about one-third of people with
peanut allergy react to those
nuts, too.
The method of cooking peanuts can also influence the
chances these proteins will be
allergenic: Compared with boiling or frying, roasting peanuts
seems to make the Ara h 1, 2 and 3
proteins more allergenic. Heating
Ara h 2 in the presence of sugars
makes it more likely to bind IgE
antibodies. This may help explain
why peanut allergies are more
common in Western countries,
where the nuts are often roasted
(part of the process of making
peanut butter), than in Asian
nations where raw or boiled peanuts are more common.
Staving off allergy
Scientists don’t know exactly
why some people develop allergies and others don’t. Peanut
allergy seems to result from a
combination of genetics and the
timing and route of a baby’s
exposure to peanuts.
One puzzle is that some infants
seem to have an allergic reaction
the very first time they’re fed
peanuts, before they ought to be
sensitized to them. A possible
explanation comes from the fact
that babies with eczema — inflamed or irritated skin — are
more likely to develop the allergy.
Scientists suspect that sometimes the first exposure to pea-
bles and the counter of frozen
yogurt shops. It also showed up on
the tray tables of airplanes, even
when peanuts were not served.
In contrast to being exposed to
dust, eating peanuts may promote tolerance. Pediatricians
used to recommend that parents
avoid giving infants allergenic
foods such as peanuts. A hint that
this wasn’t the right approach
came from a 2008 study comparing young children in Britain,
where babies didn’t eat peanut
products, and Israel, where they
did. Peanut allergies were more
than 10 times as common in the
Peanut allergy is caused by antibodies that
mistakenly recognize a number of proteins from
peanuts as potential foreign invaders.
nuts happens through that inflamed skin, via peanut dust in
the environment, and sensitizes
the infant to peanuts.
Peanut dust is surprisingly
widespread. Researchers at
King’s College London, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and
elsewhere found that peanut protein sticks to hands for up to
three hours after a person has
eaten peanut products and that it
persists on furniture and pillows
even after they have been
cleaned. Moreover, infants at
high risk of allergy, due to a
mutation in a gene for their skin
barrier, are more likely to become
allergic if their homes contain
high levels of peanut dust.
Scientists from the Mayo Clinic
in Rochester, Minn., found Ara h 2
on restaurant tables, library ta-
British children.
To find out whether peanut
exposure prevents allergy, researchers recruited the families
of 640 infants considered at high
risk for peanut allergy because
they already had eczema, egg
allergy or both. They assigned
some to eat peanut products and
others to avoid them. When the
children were 5 years old, those
who had avoided peanuts were
more than five times as likely as
the others to be allergic.
The findings prompted the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases to issue new
guidelines, recommending that
babies receive peanut products.
The guidelines say that those
babies with severe eczema or egg
allergy, indicating high risk,
should see a specialist for testing
Peanut therapy
Immunotherapy creates tolerance by repeatedly dosing a person with tiny amounts of the
allergen. This causes the immune
system to stop making so many
symptom-inducing IgE antibodies and to switch to IgG antibodies, which don’t trigger the release of histamine. Allergy shots,
for allergies such as pollen or bee
stings, are a form of immunotherapy. For food allergies, an oral
version of immunotherapy has
been used for a variety of products, including eggs and milk.
Immunotherapy is also available
for peanuts in some parts of the
world and in some U.S. clinics,
but no commercial treatment has
yet been approved by the Food
and Drug Administration.
Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy probably won’t allow
someone with an allergy to eat
peanut-butter-and-jelly
sandwiches, but it could lessen the
danger from trace amounts encountered accidentally.
In February, DBV Technologies
of Montrouge, France, published
its latest trial results from a
356-person study of its immunotherapy patch, Viaskin Peanut,
which contains peanut protein.
Of children on the patch for 12
months, 35 percent responded to
the treatment. From an average
tolerance of less than one peanutequivalent before treatment, the
amount rose to more than three
peanuts afterward. The results
weren’t quite as good as the
company had been hoping for,
but DBV still plans to file for a
license from the FDA.
Aimmune Therapeutics in
Brisbane, Calif., is testing peanut
protein powder that patients mix
into foods to get their daily dose.
The company recently tried out
the regimen in 496 children and
teens. In February, Aimmune announced that after a year of
treatment, two-thirds of the 372
kids who received the peanut
protein (as opposed to a placebo)
were able to tolerate the equivalent of at least two peanuts. Of 20
adults who completed the treatment regimen, 85 percent could
tolerate two peanuts. The company plans to submit a license
application.
In more-preliminary studies,
researchers are looking at drops
that people could take under the
tongue. In a study reported last
year, 32 of 37 allergic children
were able to eat the equivalent of
one or more peanuts following
treatment. Larger studies are
needed before the drops can
move closer to the clinic.
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in Knowable magazine.
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I didn’t want to leave L.A. How could I be happy in D.C.?
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interest. Geospatial medicine,
sometimes called geomedicine,
studies how location affects our
health and well-being. Just as a
person has a genetic DNA, a person has an environmental DNA,
says biologist and geographer
Amy Blatt, author of “Health, Science, and Place.” “I don’t think
people take into account how importantly a place impacts their
health until it’s too late,” Blatt says.
In “The Blue Zones of Happiness,” Dan Buettner wrote about
pockets of the world where people
live longer, happier, healthier
lives: enclaves that tend to have
abundant sunshine, green spaces,
an emphasis on fitness and access
to whole foods. “Where a person
lives determines their level of happiness more than any other factor,” Buettner says.
I grew up in Ohio, near dreary
Lake Erie. Once, after a blizzard,
my dad placed my two younger
brothers and me on a toboggan
and tied the rope around his waist.
We cheered with delight as he ran
across the back yard, whisking us
through a winter wonderland. Exhausted, he dropped the rope, and
I volunteered to take over.
I slipped the loop around my
puffy coat, lifted my foot and —
splat! — face-planted in the snow.
The toboggan hadn’t budged. As a
child, I wasn’t strong enough to
move my brothers.
As an adult, my strength was no
match for Ron’s, either. He was
older, wiser and made more money.
With all my might, I tried to drag
him back across the country. Like
my brothers, he didn’t give way.
The average American may
move almost a dozen times in a
lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Americans move for
all sorts of reasons: jobs, bigger
houses, retirement, family or — as
was the case in my early 20s when
I packed my Jeep and headed to
California — because we think it’ll
make us happier.
I still remember standing on a
coastal bluff the first day I arrived.
The air smelled like jasmine and
honeysuckle. Sunlight sparkled
like glitter on the Pacific. I tugged
off my wool sweater, raised my
arms to the heavens and decided
on the spot I’d stay until I died.
Despite my mental-health
boost, the move may have increased my risk of early death.
According to the American Lung
Association, 70 percent of California residents live in an area with
unhealthy air. The jasmine-infused breeze I adored was contaminated with pollutants that have
been linked to cancer, asthma,
heart attack and stroke.
An article published in the New
England Journal of Medicine reports that when it comes to premature death, genetics has only a
30 percent influence; the other 70
percent is attributed to nongenetic factors such as environment, access to health care and
individual behaviors.
Although the article separated
environment and individual behaviors, research suggests the two
are linked. In a recent British
study that examined data on more
than 400,000 men and women,
those who lived near gyms, pools
and sport fields weighed less than
the others, as did those who lived
farther away from fast-food joints.
“To help people achieve good
health outcomes, we have to take
into consideration where they
live, work and play,” says Marie
Lynn Miranda, head of the National Center for Geospatial Medicine
at Rice University. Indeed, geography may soon be routinely included in electronic medical records.
“The next generation of healthcare providers will be well versed
in geospatial medicine,” Blatt says.
“Just as you get tested for cholesterol or glucose levels, doctors will
ask your place history — all the
places where you have lived.”
In a 2009 TEDMED Talk, “Your
Health Depends on Where You
Live,” health and human services
expert Bill Davenhall said such an
assessment will allow physicians
to determine which environmental toxins and stressors a person
has been exposed to and for how
long.
Online tools can help reveal
health risks of geographic locations: The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention maps
chronic-disease risk factors for
500 American cities; the University of Cincinnati has a Web page
about the quality of drinking water for major metropolitan areas;
the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being
Index ranks the happiest areas of
the country; and the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation website
shows life expectancy by Zip code.
But the best tool may be Google
Maps or real estate websites such
as Zillow’s, says Blatt. The zoom
feature allows you to evaluate
whether a neighborhood is set up
to help you make healthy choices.
When relocating, “think about
how your health vulnerabilities
match up against potential exposures and triggers,” Miranda advises.
All this research might suggest
it would be a good idea to pack up
and move somewhere with parks,
clean water and fresh mountain
air. Yet that’s precisely where the
link between geography, health
and happiness begins to tangle in
Some tips to make the
move a little easier
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An average American may move almost a dozen times in a lifetime, the Census Bureau reports.
its own roots.
Relocating is considered a type
of loss — like death, divorce or a
job layoff — because it disrupts
social ties.
Stephan Goetz, a professor of
agricultural and regional economics at Penn State, published a
study that showed suburban residents were happier than rural or
metro folks. Interestingly, people
who hadn’t moved at all in the past
five years also reported being happier. “This may be related to not
having to find new friends and
social networks,” Goetz says.
Another study shows that close
friendships, even more than family attachments, are key to health
and happiness, especially as we
age.
Moving has been associated
with adverse outcomes on the
young, too, according to findings
published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The study tracked
more than 1.4 million Danes from
age 15 to their early 40s. Researchers had a record of all the residents’ moves from birth to age 14.
A 14-year-old who moved even
once had double the risk of abusing drugs or developing certain
mental disorders by midlife compared with those who did not
move at all; those risks increased
with multiple moves.
When I was a teenager, my family relocated frequently for my
dad’s job. As an introvert, I preferred a good book to slumber
parties, and the moves hit me
hard. Home was my sanctuary, my
safe place. Meaningful friendships came slowly. Every time we
uprooted, those hard-won social
networks were torn away, and I
silently swore I’d never become a
trailing spouse.
Over a sushi dinner a decade
into my life in Los Angeles and
1
2 /2 years into my marriage, Ron
told me he wanted to take a job in
D.C.
I pointed my chopsticks at the
palm trees. “We’re eating outside
in February.”
Despite the refrain that lapped
inside me like ocean waves — don’t
move; don’t move; don’t move —
we moved.
When we arrived in our new
city, I wheeled my beach cruiser
into the garage and parked it next
to my inline skates. I missed my
best friend, my book club, my favorite coffeehouse. I wrinkled my
nose at the heavy colonial decor
and longed for stucco. My area
code, now 301 instead of 310,
caused confusion among the California-based clients with whom I
still worked, but mostly those two
transposed numbers summed up
how I felt: rearranged.
Susan Miller, who moved 14
times in 25 years while her husband was in the prime of his hotel
corporate management career,
founded the faith-based nonprofit
Just Moved Ministry to help people cope with letting go of an old
place and starting over in a new
one. I took Miller’s class at a
church in McLean even though, by
then, I’d been around six years.
“Cherish, don’t cling,” the leader said, speaking to the danger of
clutching to the past. The next day,
I looked around. Could I learn to
love this city? The Washington
Monument stuck straight up in
the air and taunted me like a middle finger.
My outlook finally changed
when Ron took me to Los Angeles
for my birthday. One morning I
met a friend for coffee at Shutters
on the Beach. She told me she was
divorcing. The tension in her marriage had torn it apart.
As the plane approached Reagan National on the flight home, I
wondered: Maybe loving Washington didn’t mean I had to wear
Nats swag, become a political
junkie or even stop pining for the
mountains, sun and sea. Despite
the links among geography, health
and happiness, maybe the most
important components were attitude and a willingness to adapt.
To love a city is to care for the
people who live there. Ron loves
Washington, and I love Ron. Real
love means letting go of my own
preferences to honor his. For years
I’d been unable to embrace D.C.
and its people because my hands
were tied. In that moment on the
plane from Los Angeles, I knew
what to do: I laid down my rope.
If you’re finding it tough to plant
roots in a new town, consider these
tips.
Take the initiative. Don’t wait for
next-door neighbors to bring
brownies. Those days are over.
When “Blue Zones of Happiness”
author Dan Buettner moved to a
new block in Minnesota, he baked
cookies for nearby residents — four
houses in each direction. “They
had to return the dish, so I had two
opportunities to meet them,” he
said.
Cherish, don’t cling. Celebrate
what you hold dear about the place
you’ve left, but don’t hold on to the
past so tightly that it stops you
from accepting where you are, says
Just Moved Ministry founder Susan
Miller. Wherever she lives, she
displays seashells in glass bowls
as a sign of her love of Florida.
Envision your new friends. “If
you want literate friends, go to a
book club; friends who party, go to
a bar; friends who value religion, go
to a church,” says William Chopik,
a researcher at Michigan State
University who studies the links
between relationships and
geography.
Reinvent yourself. “Moving is a
good time to start over,” Miller
says. See the new culture or
environment as an adventure that
will help you make a lifestyle
change. If you move to Atlanta and
always wanted to cook, learn to
make fried chicken. If you move to
the mountains and want to
exercise more, learn to ski.
Adopt or foster a pet. Pets help
create human friendships and also
can smooth the way for initial
encounters, says Julianne HoltLunstad, a professor at Brigham
Young University who studies social
connectedness.
If you have the luxury of
picking, choose a place wisely.
“People tend to romanticize a
place they’ve never lived in
before,” says Clare Rountree. A
psychologist in Honolulu, she
counsels couples who retire to
Hawaii and then discover they feel
isolated. Get an accurate portrait
of what a place is like. If you visit
Bozeman, Mont., in the
summertime and love it, make sure
you go back in the fall, winter, and
spring before putting your house
up for sale.
— Jenny Rough
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Pharmaceutical firms aim to teach old drugs new tricks
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the approach is “especially promising” for patients with neglected
diseases, including tuberculosis,
malaria and certain tropical diseases, which impose significant
social and financial burdens on
developing countries. The repurposing process could also lead to
new treatments for the thousands
of diseases that are rare or have
specific genetic mutations, which
often lack treatment options.
“The financial incentive for drugmakers to develop new drugs or
vaccines for these diseases just
isn’t there,” Spangler said.
The development of new drugs
is a long, costly and risky process
that most often ends in failure.
Recent estimates suggest that the
development of a new drug costs
at least $1 billion over 10 years,
with only a 10 percent chance of
gaining approval from the Food
and Drug Administration.
“Ask any parent who has been
told their child has a fatal disease
with no treatments, and they’ll
tell you the traditional approach
to drug development is not working,” said Bruce Bloom, CEO of
Cures Within Reach, a nonprofit
that funds repurposing research.
Developing a new treatment
typically begins in the laboratory,
where the drug is tested in biological specimens and animals to
discover how it works and whether it is likely to be safe in humans.
The drug is then given to people
in clinical trials to assess its safety
and efficacy.
By contrast, drug repurposing
picks up somewhere in the middle of this process, building upon
previous research. Drugs tested
for repurposing include those
that may have already been approved to treat a different disease,
such as inexpensive generic
drugs, along with drugs that have
been put through millions of dollars’ and years’ worth of testing —
some of which have proven safe in
clinical trials — but were shelved
before getting FDA approval.
“If you think of it as a race,
you’re starting that much closer
to the finish line,” Bloom said.
“Because these drugs have already been extensively studied,
including some testing in people,
they are often able to skip preclinical testing requirements and,
possibly, Phase I clinical trials,
saving time and getting treatments to patients faster,” he said.
Compared with new drugs,
Bloom said, repurposed ones are
more than twice as likely to make
it to patients, on a shorter time
frame and at a fraction of the cost.
Viagra is just one of many
repurposing successes. Others include raloxifene, an osteoporosis
treatment that was later found to
be effective in preventing breast
cancer, and thalidomide, a discontinued
morning-sickness
medicine that caused severe birth
defects but is now used to treat
leprosy and multiple myeloma, a
blood cancer.
Drugmakers develop new
drugs to target a particular condition, but almost all drugs have
“off-target activity,” with some
drugs affecting several hundred
genes and other biological processes, said Joel Dudley, director
of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare in New York.
“The downstream effects of a
drug for one disease could actually be the treatment for another,”
he said.
Until recently, Dudley explained, finding new uses for existing drugs has been a mostly
serendipitous process. “Today, instead of these discoveries occurring by chance, we can be purposeful in our approach,” he said.
Dudley said this is possible due
to an “explosion” of available data
— such as DNA sequences, imaging studies and health-care billing data — computer power, and
sophisticated algorithms that
mine data sets to predict how
likely a drug is to treat another
condition.
One example of computer power used in repurposing is IBM’s
Watson, the machine-learning
system that famously destroyed
human competitors on the “Jeopardy” game show. It “can read,
PRN
Viagra, initially intended as a treatment for a heart condition, is
just one of many drugs that have been repurposed for other uses.
understand and draw parallels
between millions of articles — in
minutes,” Spangler said. After the
supercomputer was trained on
drugs that have shown promise in
treating Parkinson’s disease, it
was able to identify several other
drugs that might be repurposed
to treat the neurodegenerative
disorder.
Atul Butte, director of the Insti-
across diseases “can potentially
be targeted by the same compound,” Butte said.
Butte’s lab developed an “opposites attract” computer algorithm
to match drugs that move the
activity of genes in one direction
with a disease that moves genetic
activity in the opposite direction.
“It’s Match.com for drugs and
diseases,” he said.
“Because these drugs have already been
extensively studied . . . they are often able to skip
preclinical testing requirements . . . saving time
and getting treatments to patients faster.”
Bruce Bloom, CEO of a nonprofit that funds repurposing research
tute for Computational Health
Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco, also attributes a more systematic approach to repurposing to “an ever-increasing understanding” of
the human genome, which has
enabled researchers to reclassify
diseases based on their genetic or
molecular abnormalities rather
than on their organ of origin.
Genetic similarities that occur
Last year, researchers in Butte’s
lab used the computer algorithm
to identify four drugs with potential for treating hepatocellular
carcinoma, or HCC, the most
common form of liver cancer and
a leading cause of cancer-related
death worldwide. Further testing
showed that all four had anti-cancer effects, but one in particular,
pyrvinium pamoate, which is approved for the treatment of pin-
worms, significantly reduced the
growth of liver-cancer tumors in
laboratory mice.
Whether the drug will prove
effective in people with HCC remains to be seen. That would
require a clinical trial, and funding is not always easy to come by.
Pharmaceutical
companies
rarely offer funding for repurposing generic drugs. Finding a second use for a drug, Bloom said,
typically does not provide the
same monetary returns as does
creating new drugs, which are
protected financially by patents.
“No profit, no incentive,” he said.
As a result, financial backing
often falls to philanthropic organizations, such as Bloom’s
Cures Within Reach, which itself
is funded exclusively by not-forprofit sources, or disease-based
research organizations, such as
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,
Global Cures and the Britainbased Findacure.
“The good news is that repurposed drugs don’t necessarily require the time and expense of
seeking FDA approval to help
patients and be considered a success,” Bloom said. In fact, the
majority of repurposing efforts
funded by his organization do not
seek FDA approval for a new
indication but aim to provide
enough evidence to treat patients
“off-label,” which doctors can do
at their discretion, particularly if
no approved therapies exist or the
patient has exhausted available
treatment options.
That’s how children with autoimmune
lymphoproliferative
syndrome, or ALPS, an extremely
rare and sometimes deadly autoimmune genetic disease, are now
often thriving. Without treatment, children with ALPS suffer
from swollen and painful lymph
nodes and spleen, uncontrolled
bleeding and increased infections.
After sirolimus, a drug used to
prevent rejection in organ transplants, showed promise in slowing ALPS in mice, Children’s Hos-
pital of Philadelphia conducted a
pilot clinical trial to study the
drug’s effect in children and adolescents with the disease; five of
the six patients enrolled in the
trial were in complete remission
of the disease in a matter of
months. Sirolimus is now used
routinely to treat ALPS.
As for drugs that have failed
initial trials, Dudley said that
most drugmakers “want to let bad
drugs lie,” even if there is evidence
that drug could be repurposed to
treat another disease. “I always
make the joke that a failed drug is
like Voldemort. If you try to talk
about the drug, nobody wants to
even hear its name anymore.”
Dudley says he’s optimistic that
is changing through programs
such as the Discovering New
Therapeutic Uses for Existing
Molecules program at the Center
for Advancing Translational Sciences, or NCATS. Pharmaceutical
companies partnering with the
program have agreed to release
abandoned drugs from their pipelines to researchers.
The program has supported 13
repurposing projects since it was
established in 2012, including
studies aimed at treating schizophrenia, thyroid cancer and
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a
fatal muscle disease. Ten have led
to clinical trials that continue to
enroll patients.
Christine Colvis, director of
drug development partnership
programs at NCATS, said availability of these drugs will “encourage researchers to be creative
in turning them into drugs for
diseases that lack treatments.”
One of the program’s early successes involves testing saracatinib, originally developed by AstraZeneca as a cancer drug, as a
treatment for people with Alzheimer’s. Just months after demonstrating that saracatinib reversed brain problems in mice
with Alzheimer’s, researchers began testing it in humans — “a
process that typically takes years,”
said Colvis. Results of the trial are
expected later this year.
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Why the so-popular French bulldog is so unhealthy
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K ARIN B RULLIARD
French bulldogs, with their
marble-like eyes and pleated faces, are beloved by celebrities and
ordinary people alike.
Really, really beloved. In the
United States, Frenchies didn’t
even rank in the American Kennel Club’s top 30 most popular
breeds in 2007. Last year, they
were No. 4. In Britain, they
ranked 76th in 2005. Now
they’re in second place and on
track to snag the top spot from
the Labrador retriever by the end
of this year, according to that
nation’s Kennel Club.
But French bulldogs, as dogs
go, are also quite unhealthy.
They’re one of the brachycephalic
breeds — dogs whose human-selected large heads and flat faces
make them susceptible to certain
ailments. The difficulty these
breeds have breathing through
their smushed noses is so severe
that several airlines refuse to fly
them. United recently joined
those carriers, two months after a
French bulldog suffocated in the
overhead compartment of one of
its planes, where the animal had
been placed by a flight attendant.
“These dogs are kind of a
dream for people who want to do
research on pathology, on disease, in dogs,” said Dan O’Neill, a
senior lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College in London. “Because they’ve got lots of problems.”
That’s bad for Frenchies, of
course, but O’Neill says it has also
become a crisis for what he calls
“dogdom” — precisely because of
their astronomical rise in popularity. That trend will mean
more ailing animals at veterinary
clinics, costlier bills for owners
and more castoffs in shelters, not
to mention a major incentive for
unscrupulous breeders to churn
out puppies with little concern
for their health or welfare, he
added.
“These dogs came out of nowhere in 10 years,” said O’Neill,
the lead author of a new study on
the breed’s demographics and
disorders. “They are unhealthy,
but it’s their rising popularity
that makes it a huge issue.”
To get a better picture of this
burgeoning pooch population’s
health in Britain, O’Neill and
other researchers pulled records on all dogs treated at more
than 300 clinics in 2013. They
ended up with 2,228 French bulldogs and some revealing data
points.
Of the puppies born that year
and seen in those clinics, 1.46
percent were Frenchies — up
from just 0.02 percent in 2003, a
change that the authors call an
“unprecedented” growth for a
single breed. What’s more, the
French bulldogs’ median age in
2013 was 1.3 years, compared
with about 4.5 for all dogs. That
indicates many were acquired
quite recently.
Despite their youth, 72 percent
had some sort of disorder. Some
of the most prevalent were common canine issues such as diarrhea and ear infections. But several were “conformational” disorders, or maladies related to the
physical appearance that fanciers
have decided French bulldogs
should have.
The ailments included skin
fold dermatitis, a stinky and uncomfortable bacterial infection
that develops between the dogs’
wrinkles, and corneal ulcers, a
painful condition that can result
from eyes so bulging that they
don’t fully close when a dog
blinks. Not surprisingly, five of
the 25 most prevalent problems
were upper respiratory disorders.
“That would not be the case
with dogs overall,” O’Neill said.
And the Frenchies’ youthfulness
gave “a very rosy-eyed view” of
their breed’s health, he added.
“When these dogs reach middle
age, these values are going to rise
dramatically.”
Doing this kind of analysis
would be challenging in the United States, where there’s no central
source that collects clinical data
from
veterinary
practices.
(O’Neill designed the one used in
Britain, VetCompass, and said
he’s unsuccessfully pitched it in
the United States.) But there’s every reason to believe that American French bulldogs’ results
would be similar, O’Neill said,
because the conformation standard for the breed is pretty much
the same.
The health woes of brachycephalic dogs have gotten far
more attention in Britain, where
a critical BBC documentary
on purebreds set off a national
conversation a decade ago. Today,
O’Neill chairs the Brachycephalic
Working Group, a body of veterinarians, breed clubs, scientists
and animal charities focused on
trying to improve flat-faced dogs’
welfare as well as to reduce demand for them. The new study
provides the group with valuable
data on French bulldogs’ problems, he said.
“We’re certainly not pillorying
owners because they have chosen
this breed. If they’ve already got
the breed, we want to help them,”
O’Neill said. But, he added, “perhaps the next time, don’t get this
breed. There are other beautiful
dogs out there.”
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Pioneering physician boldly pushes limits of fertility treatments
ZHANG FROM E1
How a baby can have three biological parents
But it was the three-parent
baby that really put Zhang on the
map. Working with a Jordanian
couple who had lost six babies —
two in infancy, four in miscarriages — to Leigh syndrome, a heritable neurological disorder, Zhang
put to practical use a procedure
that others had dared to try only
on animals.
He extracted the woman’s nuclear DNA, which carries the biological material responsible for
such things as physical appearance and other major traits, but
not the ones that lead to Leigh
disease. Then he inserted the
DNA into a healthy donor egg and
fertilized it with sperm from the
woman’s husband. The child, a
boy born in 2016, appears to be
free from the disease.
“If there is a gene which causes
a problem, it would be washed out
through natural evolution. Eventually, these kind of babies are not
going to be born. That is how
nature selects,” Zhang said in a
recent interview. “But if we can
alter the gene, why can’t we alter
it?”
For some, the “three-parent
baby” was a joyous miracle of
21st-century medicine. In a feature about 10 people who matter
in science, the journal Nature
dubbed Zhang a “fertility rebel.”
For others — including U.S. regulators — the baby’s birth marked
an unnerving step down the slippery slope of tinkering with human life in ways that are not fully
understood.
In the countless news reports
and opinion pieces that followed,
writers made comparisons to the
dystopian worlds of “Gattaca” — a
movie in which babies conceived
the natural way are believed to be
inferior to those who are genetically manipulated in a lab for
intellect and athletic ability —
and “Orphan Black” — a TV show
that raises the specter of genetically designed clones.
It didn’t help that Zhang’s company soon began to market the
technology through his two companies, New Hope Fertility Clinic
and Darwin Life, a biotech startup. They offered to take DNA
from older women and put it into
donor eggs from younger women
so that women of almost any age
could bear their genetic children.
The idea caused a sensation at a
time when many women are delaying childbirth and then having
trouble bearing children after the
age of 40.
The proposed service landed
him in the crosshairs of the Food
and Drug Administration, which
for decades has had a mostly
hands-off policy when it comes to
the fertility industry. Last August,
the FDA ordered Zhang to stop
marketing the technology, effectively shutting down the program.
In a warning letter, FDA officials said Congress had effectively
prohibited the genetic editing of
heritable traits in human embryos in 2015 and that Zhang did not
have approval to proceed with his
research. Zhang had created the
three-parent embryo in the United States and transferred it to the
mother’s uterus in Mexico. But,
the FDA warned, “such human
subject research cannot legally be
performed in the United States.
Nor is exportation permitted.”
In response, New Hope and
Darwin Life overhauled their
marketing materials and pledged
not to offer the service. An FDA
spokeswoman confirmed that the
matter had been resolved. Geoffrey Hawes, a spokesman for
Zhang’s companies, said that they
had “worked closely with and will
continue to work within the FDA
guidelines.”
In the meantime, he said, use of
the procedure has been allowed
Scientists from New Hope Fertility Clinic combined the genetic material from
two eggs — one from a mother carrying a heritable mitochondrial disease and
another from a donor without the disease. The “reconstructed” egg was then
fertilized with the sperm from the father and transferred into the mother’s womb.
Mother’s unfertilized egg
Donor’s unfertilized egg
Spindle containing
nuclear DNA, which
carries most of a person’s
genetic instructions.
Abnormal
mitochondria
Normal
mitochondria
Step one
Mother’s spindle and
associated genetic
material are removed.
Donor’s spindle
is removed
and discarded.
CAROLYN VA