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D.C. Wire: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

Council Chides Reinoso for Delay in School Study

D.C. Council members at a hearing today criticized Deputy Mayor for Education Victor Reinoso for a seven-month delay in naming independent researchers to conduct a required long-term evaluation of the school system's new governance. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration, under the legislation that put him in charge of the schools,...

By Dion Haynes  |  May 23, 2008; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Education  
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Union Leader Responds to Firings in Attorney General Office

Steven J. Anderson, president of a union that represents many of the attorneys who were fired this week by interim Attorney General Peter J. Nickles, said the union plans to challenge the recommended terminations. He said he believes all of the attorneys had received "satisfactory evaluations." "He just kind of...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 23, 2008; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Employees  
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Lanier Wants to Fire Reinstated Officers

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said this morning she is now trying to get rid of the more than 20 officers she has rehired after they were terminated for misconduct....

By Marcia Davis  |  May 23, 2008; 3:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety  
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Fort Reno: It's Not Over Yet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared Fort Reno Park safe after conducting its own tests for arsenic levels. It released its findings yesterday for the small federal park in Northwest that was closed last week after a scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey produced soil samples with dangerously...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 22, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  City Life  
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Quarter Debate Begins

A day after a citizens' advisory panel recommended that a design featuring Benjamin Banneker be used on the upcoming D.C. quarter, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is speaking out to say that the decision is far from final. Norton contacted the U.S. Mint to be sure that the other two design...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 22, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Life , David Nakamura  
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In Case You Missed It:

District Council member Mary M. Cheh decided yesterday to table her energy bill after being pelted with questions from council colleagues and heavy lobbying from utility companies such as Pepco. A big sticking point: aid to the poor to help pay utility bills. Also, auditor Deborah K. Nichols issued a...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 22, 2008; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  City Finances , City Life , D.C. Council  
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How Many Lawyers Does It Take...

To get fired--in the interest of a balanced budget and "first-rate" staff. The Office of the Attorney General began informing assistant attorneys yesterday that they will be terminated for poor performance as the agency seeks to become "first-rate" and save $3 million in the fiscal 2009 budget, said interim Attorney...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  May 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  City Life  
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In Today's District Extra

Remember local troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in a photo tribute, Faces of the Fallen....D.C. Council member and Democratic Party delegate Jack Evans switches his support from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Barack Obama.... Students from the Sew N Know Entrepreneurship Program showcased their creations at the first "Runway Youngins"...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 22, 2008; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Live From 15th and L Streets...

Mayor Fenty came by the Washington Post headquarters this afternoon to film a segment on the Comcast's Washington Post Live sports show. He pumped the city's Congressional Bank Baseball Classic, a series of high school baseball games at Nationals Park on May 31 to raise money for youth baseball...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 21, 2008; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David Nakamura , Life at TWP  
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More Shake Up at Board of Elections; Schwartz Not Happy

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty swore in Errol R. Arthur as chairman of the District's Board of Elections and Ethics yesterday, and Council member Carol Schwartz is blasting him for it. Arthur is a partner at Arthur and Arthur, PLLC, a law practice that handles criminal, family and civil cases in...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 21, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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D.C. United Owner Taking Some Heat

Real estate magnate Victor B. MacFarlane, who has taken D.C. by storm over the past few years, got a rough write-up in today's Wall Street Journal over a land investment deal gone bad. Seems that the California Public Employees' Retirement Fund, which has invested with MacFarlane since the mid-1990s, stands...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 21, 2008; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Toasting Kingle Road's Demise

Updated: 5:01 p.m. Environmentalists really know how to rub it in. They plan to take a hike June 1 in Klingle Valley and then drink champagne to celebrate the D.C. Council's decision to nix funding that could have reopened the controversial Klingle Road. Instead, the city will fund a hiker/biker...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 21, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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Teachers Sign Off on Firing of Oyster Principal

Teachers at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School have weighed in on Chancellor Michelle A Rhee's firing of principal Marta Guzman. And the thrust of their message is: No problem. A statement sent to the parents' listserve a few days ago from the Oyster-Adams' "School Chapter Advisory Committee" (SCAC), an elected body...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 20, 2008; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Education  
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Report: Janey in Talks With Newark School System

There's a market for former D.C. school superintendents and senior-level staffers. Former superintendent Clifford B. Janey, who was fired by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty nearly a year ago when the mayor took over the schools, is apparently a leading candidate to head the Newark, N.J., school system. According to this...

By Dion Haynes  |  May 20, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Education  
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Another Guilty Plea in D.C. Tax Scam

Another conspirator in the District tax scandal pleaded guilty yesterday to fraud, prosecutors said. Marilyn Yoon, 40, of Derwood, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court in Greenbelt to possession of property obtained by fraud. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Yoon met Harriette Walters,...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 20, 2008; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety  
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Fenty Reappoints Inspector General

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has reappointed Charles J. Willoughby as the Inspector General. The office conducts audits, inspections and investigations of District of Columbia agencies and operations. The term for the inspector general is six years and is confirmed by the District Council. Former Mayor Anthony Williams first appointed Willoughby...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 20, 2008; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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Rhee Meeting With Angry Oyster Parents

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee upset some parents at Oyster-Adams Elementary School when she recently fired its principal, Marta Guzman. Rhee will meet with parents at Oyster, 2801 Calvert St. NW, at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss the matter. The chancellor's two daughters, as well as the son of deputy mayor...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 19, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Education  
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Clinton Supporter Chides Evans for Flip-Flop

Updated: 2:41 p.m. Political activist Peter Rosenstein has sent a scathing letter to D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) for announcing support for Sen. Barack Obama though he was elected to be a delegate for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. "I just think...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  May 19, 2008; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2008 Presidential Race  
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The Pace Setter

A Monday morning feature in which D.C. Wire charts Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's quest for athletic glory. He may have been due at a major retailers conference in Las Vegas, where he is spending today, but that didn't stop the mayor from competing in Sunday's Columbia (Md.) Triathlon, a 1.5k...

By David A Nakamura  |  May 19, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David Nakamura , Mayor Fenty  
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Local GOP Wants to Hear From You

The District of Columbia's Republican Committee is looking for public input for its party platform. No jokes please about the relatively small numbers of GOP members in the District. They are drafting the party platform and want to know what you think. Residents can testify today and tomorrow, May 19...

By Marcia Davis  |  May 19, 2008; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  D.C. Democrats & Republicans  
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