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November 28, 2005

News
·FOOTBRAWL/Charter school ritual incites fight; officials hesitant to discuss details
·New team approach aimed at limiting special ed tests
·When it's time to clear the decked halls...
·School board rejects contract with special ed bus drivers' union
·Anacostia High gets new bus routes
·Environment gets cabinet status
·AAA warns drivers about D.C.'s 'strict' traffic law enforcement
·Shaking her booties/Shoe store satisfies owner's appetite for creativity
·2,000 attend mayor's summit
·Drama Dates: Community theater's best bets

Editorials
·A call to action
·Taking Note
Sports
·Dunbar dynasty/Tide ravages Colts to retain football title
·McKinley returns to DCIAA/Varsity basketball squads begin play this season
·A Turkey Bowl first
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Ballou's Wayne Nesbit
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Dunbar's Nathan Bussey
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Wilson's Davananda Holmes

Columns
·[Williams] Countering the war on workers
·[Wennersten] Chasing the American Dream


November 14, 2005

News
·LEFT OUT/East of river residents demand voice in D.C. Public Schools' master plan
·Program changes underway to improve drug treatment
·Fenty: Voters should decide on imposing commuter tax
·Schools bill delayed after private meeting
·Robberies increase 25.8% in October
·10,500 property tax bills mailed late
·Welcoming travelers/Bed-and-breakfasts help owners maintain homes
·City displays new library plans
·Drama Dates: Community theater's best bets

Editorials
·Separate but equal?
·Taking Note
Sports
·The rematch/Dunbar vs. Coolidge in the Turkey Bowl
·Colts earn Turkey Bowl berth
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Coolidge's Dwan Thornton
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Roosevelt's Jelani Walker

Columns
·[Mosley] Parks' legacy holds lesson
·[Williams] 'Living wage' bill moves forward


October 31, 2005

News
·SECRET TALKS/Ex-deputy mayor heads charter-tied group expecting to partner on school renovations
·School board awards Janey $25,000 bonus
·Barry admits failure to file tax returns
·Library board scraps designs for 4 libraries
·NE club owner indicted; drug ring alleged
·D.C. jobless rate records 4-month drop
·Leaf collection begins Oct. 31
·City council members urge action to clarify D.C.'s drunken driving law
·'A hidden treasure'/New community center fulfills east-of-river need
·School spirit/Homecoming is about more than football

Editorials
·Incompetent or corrupt?
·Taking Note
Sports
·Wilson shutout buoys Roders' playoff hopes
·Colts break Dunbar's streak
·Woodberry Forest spoils Quakers' homecoming, 35-14
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Cardozo's Antonio Cooper
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Dunbar's Vontae Davis

Columns
·[Barnes] Boom time offers narrow opportunity
·[Wennersten] All of D.C.'s children can learn


October 17, 2005

News
·GWU vs. neighbors/After years of acrimony, can they agree?
·EPA fines 16 gas stations for violations
·Evans proposes 'dedicated' funding to fix public schools
·Strengthening rent controls/City council members favor more limits on landlords
·Spike in robberies drives crime up
·Mayor won't impose jail population cap
·Police arrest man in fatal downtown stabbing
·City council members urge action to clarify D.C.'s drunken driving law
·Bakery faces obstacles/Petworth businessman says city snafu delayed shop's opening
·Libraries to host Halloween events
·Drama Dates: Lincoln, Howard to collaborate

Editorials
·Another secret hospital deal?
·Taking Note
Sports
·Coolidge, at 5-2, eager to take on 5-1 Dunbar
·Cadets score homecoming win
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Woodson's Edward McGee

Columns
·[Winthrop] Cropp-Smith ties are 'troubling'
·[Mosley] Congress hamstrings AIDS fight
·[Barnes] Closing the LSDBE reporting gap
·[Wennersten] Student cell phones create problems
·[Miller] The Constitution and the Class of '55


October 3, 2005

News
·Breakfast at school/Income restrictions eliminated as DCPS offers free food to all students
·Looking out for D.C.'s own/City elevates concern for small businesses
·D.C. offers free sessions on conserving
·Judge rules some D.C. real estate assessments illegal
·Williams won't seek third term as mayor
·D.C. outlaws 'excessive' drug pricing
·Federal grand jury indicts developer in bribery scheme
·Regional plan advances without D.C.
·Labor groups lobby council for 'living' wage legislation
·'Music...is not optional'
·Drama Dates: Community theater's best bets
·Party! Party!

Editorials
·Newspapers are D.C.'s 'town hall'
·Taking Note
Sports
·Left out of the league/Charter school wants to compete in the DCIAA
·On the warpath/Woodson's seven touchdowns bury Cardozo, 47-0
·Quakers rout Maret, 35-6
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Coolidge's Wayne Ouzts

Columns
·[Winthrop] Mayor never really 'connected'
·[Williams] Remember to give help here
·[Barnes] Citibank's past seems a dim memory
·[Wennersten] Facts aren't the only things to teach

·[Smith] Now, can we have our city back?


September 19, 2005

News
·D.C. blocks regional coordination effort
·Water, sewer rate increase starts in Oct.
·Robbed! Police seek gunman in 3 SAfeway, Giant robberies
·Some crime rising/Robberies, auto thefts increase citywide in Aug.
·Trying to be cooperative/Community-owned market envisioned on H Street corridor
·Takoma residents win time to fight Metro project
·Drama Dates: Community theater's best bets

Editorials
·Where is the mayor?
·Taking Note
Sports
·Sidwell bests the field/Wilson also places at annual soccer tournament
·Mistakes ground Eagles in 28-7 loss
·DCIAA Varsity Football Player of the Week: Ballou's LeCount Fantroy

Columns
·[Winthrop] D.C.'s homeless need our help, too
·[Mosley] Out of tragedy, a silver lining?
·[Wennersten] This is a make-or-break school year
·[Barnes] 'Great Streets' rollout misses mark


September 5, 2005

News
·CFO audits $25 million spike in special ed cost
·Motorists urged to shop around for gasoline
·Historic vote/City seeks local control over Walter Reed campus as BRAC supports closure
·At the helm/D.C. superintendent appoints new principals at 44 schools
·Federal jury convicts Hemphill, Baxter in WTU theft scheme
·D.C. jobless rate drops to 6.7%
·Gunman gets 75 years for triple murder
·Curfew violations up 74%
·AU president placed on leave amid financial investigation
·First deaf university president to retire
· D.C. hotels pitching in

Editorials
·Are the feds out of touch?
·Taking Note
Sports
·Tigers' rally falls short
·Lions devour Clerks, 48-12
·F-E gets lesson from 'best'

Columns
·[Winthrop] The election is just 14 months away
·[Williams] Labor unions face challenges
·[Newell] Our schools, our city, our future
·[Noel] What does the Mirant plant's closing mean to D.C. consumers?


August 22, 2005

News
·The Early Line/Financial reports reveal who's backing whom in 2006 campaigns
·City eliminates fees for all at public pools
·Pockets of problems blemish city's overall drop in July crime
·Top D.C. regulator to work for industry he oversees
·Board wants 6 prosecuted
·1,600 delinquent parents pay up, receive amnesty
·American Bar Association grants full accreditation to UDC law school
·D.C. among top 5 travel spots
·Park service to restore marsh

Editorials
·Focusing the next campaign
·Taking Note
Sports
·D.C. High School Varsity Football Preview 2005

Columns
·[Winthrop] Why do charters get special rules?
·[Mosley] D.C. has little to celebrate Sept. 17


August 8, 2005

News
·Slots proponents assail elections board's fine
·Amnesty for delinquent parents ends Aug. 13
·Mayor: Move Metro HQ to Anacostia
·DMV HQ relocating/SW ANC concerned about congestion
·D.C. jobless rate declines to 7.5%
·Reagan Boulevard? Congressman wants to rename 16th Street
·Hairston's killers sentenced to prison
·Mayoral aide's killer gets 24 years
·A little bit of Mexico/Hobby becomes business to highlight folk art
·Starting a 'new' career/Retired DCPS administrator takes charter helm
·Shoppers get tax break until Aug. 14
·Maintaining facilities/Public charter school, too, seek better buildings
·A message from the superintendent
·D.C. gets national respect in high school sports
·Miss Congeniality, too!

Editorials
·This practice should end
·Taking Note
Sports
·Riders win summer title

Columns
·[Winthrop] Thank you for not killing me


July 25, 2005

News
·Judges' special tags raise ethics questions/Watchdog group calls vehicle tag practice 'improper'
·Learning in 2 tongues/Bilingual programs gaining popularity in D.C.
·Former Verizon exec Johns enters 2006 race for mayor
·Graduate numbers still unofficial
·Panel OKs school bonds bill
·National Night Out/Events citywide planned to deter crime
·Assistant fire chief arrested
·Recall campaign to oust Ambrose falls short of goal
·This summer camp rocks/NW music store offers new twist to 'band camp'
·Using chess to teach life's lessons
·Janey questions panel's role
·No insurance? $300 fine
·6D vehicle thefts decline

Editorials
·Time out for sanity
·Taking Note
Sports
·D.C. youth baseball back in vogue
·Making play possible/RFK crew's job begins when the game ends

Columns
·[Winthrop] When 'choice' becomes destructive
·[Mosley] Mayor a no-show for D.C. lobbying


July 11, 2005

News
·Favored Few/Judges, publishers among recipients of low-number tags from D.C. politicians
·D.C. launches new bus service
·House votes to legalize loaded guns in D.C. homes
·D.C. police activate 15 new traffic cameras
·Council funds storefront libraries/4 neighborhoods awaiting new buildings to benefit
·Board revokes club's liquor license
·Mayor seeks to overhaul taxi system
·MPD clarifies immigration law policy
·Residents drop lawsuit over lead in city's water
·Seeking to survive.thrive/Historic home considers shedding some of its land
·Hip-hop on center stage/Annual festival showcases homegrown performers
·New Ms. Senior D.C. hopes to inspire others

Editorials
·$1 billion for the public's schools
·Taking Note
Sports
·'Woodson Way' honored/High school coaches get national awards
·Sports commission pledges $100,000 to youth programs

Columns
·[Winthrop] The little guys deserve D.C.'s help
·[Williams] GWU trampling namesake's principles


June 27, 2005

News
·Ex-principal blasts DCPS: Board interference, lack of support cited
·Court decision to speed Skyland project
·City modifies stadium area parking plan
·Council aide appointed to school board
·Evans' eye problem delays hearing
·Orange announces bid for mayor
·Bullock: WTU aide, officer were willing participants in scheme
·Teacher complaints began unraveling of thefts
·Ballpark fees due June 30
·Festival's local flavor: D.C. band, chefs to be showcased on National Mall
·Brown takes on domestic violence
·Where can $25 buy wheels?

Editorials
·Bulldozing the Bill of Rights
·Taking Note
Sports
·More than a golf course: Historic Langston brings together all ages

Columns
·[Winthrop] Fresh faces among the same old


June 13, 2005

News
·Graduates...or not? D.C. school officials say they don't know
·Nightclub gets reprieve
·Agency honors resident for heroic effort
·WASA work lowers pressure
·Defendants claim they were 'pawns' in WTU theft scheme
·Fenty announces mayoral candidacy
·D.C. to get hearing on Walter Reed
·Vocal crowd decries lack of good-wage jobs for residents
·Jury convicts last of 3 triple murder defendants
·From medicine to merchant: U Street shop fulfills a dream
·Library's Summer Quest kicks off
·Woman on a mission: Barras seeks to reunite fathers with daughters

Editorials
·Did anybody notice?
·Taking Note
Sports
·Some city recreation centers gets a little help from 'friends'
·After 42 years, Coach Lindsey decides to retire
·Wilson wins DCIAA baseball title again
·Guide lists recreation programs

Columns
·[Mosley] Taking D.C.'s case to the world
·[Wennersten] Rewarding students' extra efforts
·[Williams] D.C. needs an effective minimum wage


May 30, 2005

News
·Charter conflict? School board seeks ruling on member's outside employment
·New service allows online registration for jury duty
·Supply shortage: Teaching in science labs requires creativity
·Smoking ban fight heats up
·Walter Reed neighbors voice concern
·D.C.'s 'most endangered': Mt. Vernon Triangle added to preservationists' list
·Lockridge says plan to share schools lacks critical details
·D.C. Public Schools to eliminate 108 full-time bus drivers in June
·D.C. jobless rate inches downward
·19 schools seek charters
·Promoting healthful hobbies: DCPS adds fishing to class activities

Editorials
·Invest in public schools
·Taking Note
Sports
·Penguins win first title: Exchange student leads softball team
·Eagles drop lacrosse title to DeMatha

Columns
·[Winthrop] D.C. youth deserve real summer jobs
·[Wennersten] Time to start planning for next year
·[Devorah] 'Never let them walk alone'


May 16, 2005

News
·Bringing down crime: Ward 4 residents' intensive efforts produce results
·City officials propose eliminating special RFK parking zone permits
·CFO's office: Stadium to cost 'over a billion'
·Mayor fires chairman of taxicab commission
·'A welcoming place': NW shop builds relationships through art
·D.C. through children's lenses
·WASA water tests show 'significant' drop in lead
·Mayor lures Baltimore's parks director to D.C.

Editorials
·Lower taxes now
·Taking Note
Sports
·St. John's wins WCAC
·DCIAA girls prepare for softball playoffs

Columns
·[Winthrop] Tax flight exposes politics of greed
·[Mosley] Don't tolerate attacks on home rule
·[Wennersten] Pass or fail? How a teacher decides


May 2, 2005

News
·Help for consumers: Graham asks council to revive protection effort
·Entrants sought for senior pageant
·Summer school sign-up to open
·Bridge, trail work to begin in summer
·6 activists convicted, fined for protesting shelter closing
·Trouble erupts at Jefferson: Teachers protest, students arrested at junior high
·D.C. jobless rate dips
·Art, music remains strong at Hardy
·Stadium site draws concern
·Serial arson suspect jailed
·Neighbor pleads guilty to killing mayor's aide
·Metropolitan Police offer $50,000 reward for 9-year-old's killer
·UDC gets new leadership
·Gonzales, three others to get honorary degrees
·Neighborhood groups gets gardening grants

Editorials
·Who's minding the phones?
·Taking Note
Sports
·Marc Jenkins Relays: 9 DCIAA teams compete in annual event

Columns
·[Winthrop] Is 'nice' what we need in a mayor
·[Williams] A victory among labor's struggles


April 18, 2005

News
·CFO UNDER FIRE: 'Independent' oversight questioned
·Whitehurst dilemma: Tear down or rebuild aging NW freeway?
·Grants fund job readiness for unemployed
·Ward 8's Gilliam hit by car, dies
·Historic...or not? Debate rages over razing Palisades kit house
·Ward Reports
·Norton seeks summer pages
·Summer job sign-up begins

Editorials
·The price goes up
·Taking Note
Sports
·Warriors dominate field: Roosevelt, Dunbar place at DCIAA relays

Columns
·[Winthrop] 'Special' kids deserve better
·[Mosley] Root for a D.C. commuter tax
·[Wennersten] Mourning a great teacher's loss


April 4, 2005

News
·Schools may abolish current vo-ed concept
·Uncertain future: Can the District's last vocational school survive?
·Ward 8 to get supermarket/Giant signs lease for Alabama Ave. store
·Mayor proposes tax cuts, new services
·NE residents offer suggestions for improving R.I. Metro area
·Day of service/D.C. youths to participate
·2 appointed to charter board
·RFK Stadium's neighbors await city decision on parking policy
·D.C. activists to piggyback message on baseball mania
·AARP offers free help with taxes

Editorials
·What's going on?
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] Playing politics with people's lives
·[Wennersten] How we define intelligence...


March 21, 2005

News
·Lost list? About 100 students, staff at Cardozo await payment for confiscated clothing
·North Capitol dream turns to rubble
·D.C. slots promoter promised $3 million by St. Croix financier
·D.C. jobless rate remains high
·IG to probe alleged DCRA irregularities
·D.C. street sweeping resumes
·Jelani, Young win top honors in regional press competition
·Police: Alston's killer confessed, was high
·D.C.'s malpractice Magi/Olender's past helped forge his philanthropy

Sports
·DCIAA All Stars/West dominates East in girls varsity
·Glitzy game/DCIAA West defeats East in annual boys All-Star contest
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Quentin Morrow
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Jamar Harrison
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Jeffrey Owens
Editorials
·Failing their duty
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] The system refuses to let 'Bill' live
·[Mosley] Honor war dead by fighting for D.C.
·[Wennersten] Believing every child can achieve


March 7, 2005

News
·DCRA in disarray/Graham: Agency has lost sight of mission
·Residents set '06 budget priorities
·Watergate named a landmark
·Outside the 'big box'/NW couple opens second hardware store
·UDC to showcase its programs
·Ward Reports

Sports
·Play ball! Wilson, Ballou expect to contend
·Cardozo wins DCIAA, drops City Title bid
·Lady Riders repeat in DCIAA, lose City Title in OT
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Ikeia Gafford
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Shanae Brice
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Brittany Hillard
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Tiffany Ross
Editorials
·Shame on them
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] Evans wants to be 'in the mix'
·[Wennersten] It all starts with accountability


February 21, 2005

News
·Same old story?/Ward 8 still awaits promised supermarket
·New 'affordable' apartments proposed near Metro in NE
·Crime drops 19.4%
·Fund-raiser pleads to defrauding Dems
·Popular principal/Phillip persuaded twice to delay retirement
·Forum to address parent concerns

Sports
·Spingarn wins nail-biter/Ballou still heads o playoffs on top
·13-year-old wins Silver Gloves
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Victoria Clark
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Jerome Nesbit
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Jessica and Jazmine Adair
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: David Sullivan
Editorials
·Are things any better?
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] Saez resigns from school board
·[Mosley] Legendary lessons for D.C. activists
·[Wennersten] DCPS is hemorrhaging students


February 7, 2005

News
·Broken promise/Unfinished school prolongs problems
·Board considers revised facilities plan
·UDC to celebrate Founder's Day
·Building 'world-class' schools/Panel pegs goal to more parent, community participation
·Teachers union elects leader
·D.C.'s 9% jobless rate among highest
·Recall effort gets green light
·'Writing ambassadors'/Letter projects teach class about the world
·1940s era LeDroit Park gives inspiration to local playwright

Sports
·Dunbar plays bad host/Defeats Coolidge boys, girls teams
·DCIAA Varsity Basketball Player of the Week: Paul Wayne
Editorials
·It's your money
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] Can politicians learn from kids?
·[Williams] Labor makes its voice heard
·[Wennersten] 'All I see is amazing kids...'


January 24, 2005

News
·Group launches recall effort against Ward 6's Ambrose
·Mayor names new deputies/New DCRA, DHCD directors also nominated
·New 3-year contract ends threat of D.C. hotel strike
·Event to showcase D.C. public schools
·Workshops to test emergency plans
·Washingtoniana marks its centennial in 2005
·Living amid construction/Dupont Circle renovators share their tales
·Tips for finding the perfect piece

Sports
·Roosevelt wins rematch/Defending champions fall 70-60
·Spingarn wins nail-biter, 51-50
·Lady Indians rule, 66-26
Editorials
·This isn't right
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] Thank you, President Bush
·[Mosley] Tell the feds: No pay, no police
·[Wennersten] Staying true to a teacher's mission


January 10, 2005

News
·Power options dwindle/Uncapped electricity rates to soar Feb. 8
·City council resumes work
·Charge dismissed against activist Debby Hanrahan
·WTU runoff underway
·Gentrification travails/Getting what you want requires patience for some
·SE fire leaves 4 dead
·Smith, Reinoso begin terms/School board also honors Mikuta, Ballou High band
·D.C. Chamber plans to flex its muscles
·Poll finds voters support smoking ban
·D.C. jobless rate continues to rise
·Council approves new stadium plan
·Four D.C. libraries close for demolition
·It's 'Restaurant Week,' Jan. 10-16

Sports
·Woodson boys prevail/Defeat Wilson 72-70 in overtime
·Lady Tigers win 56-52/Woodson still eyes DCIAA crown
Editorials
·What have we become?
·Taking Note

Columns
·[Winthrop] Mayor lays claim to his legacy
·[McCarthy] Nationalism replaces professionalism

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