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D.C. Wire: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

District, Nats Near Agreement on Stadium Rent Dispute

Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles said tonight that he is on the verge an agreement with the Washington Nationals in which the team would pay $3.5 million in rent for the ballpark that it has refused to pay since the spring. In exchange, the District would seek extended warranties...

By David A Nakamura  |  October 17, 2008; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Nickles: City Negotiating With Bank of America to Recover Stolen Funds

The District government has drafted a lawsuit against Bank of America seeking $30 million in stolen city money that was cashed at the bank in the tax office embezzlement scandal, Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said today. See fuller story here....

By David A Nakamura  |  October 17, 2008; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nickles: The Mediator

At his confirmation hearing today, acting Attorney General Peter J. Nickles described himself as a mediator who can bring people together. He brought up Council member Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) and his relationship with deputy mayor Neil O. Albert and with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D). On the Fenty...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  October 17, 2008; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NFL's Tagliabue: Peter Nickles Was My Mentor and Teacher

Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles pulled out some heavy hitters to support him at his confirmation hearing before a D.C. Council committee this afternoon: former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, now a member of Nickles' old law firm Covington & Burling; former Army Secretary Togo D. West Jr.; Police Chief...

By David A Nakamura  |  October 17, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The Wire Tries to Do Its Civic Duty

Problems at the DC Board of Elections and Ethics aren't confined to a backlog of voter registration forms. It seems that the DCBOEE might also be a little too eager to grant registrations. Citizen D.C. Wire tried to register to vote while obtaining a driver's license at the DMV in...

By Marcia Davis  |  October 17, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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List of All D.C. Summer Jobs Vendors

Here is a list of all 35 vendors that the D.C. government paid to "employ" students in Mayor Fenty's summer jobs program. The number of students and costs listed are what the city's contracts stipulated, but actual numbers varied throughout the summer, as we reported in today's story. Company *...

By David A Nakamura  |  October 17, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Next Up for Mayor's Summer Jobs Program: Cooking School?

In today's Post, we brought you an examination of how much the District spent on contracts with 35 private vendors to employ students in Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's summer jobs program. The city spent more than $10 million on administrative fees, blowing through a cost limit and failing to ensure...

By David A Nakamura  |  October 17, 2008; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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FOP Still Likes Carol

Kristopher Baumann, chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police, contacted D.C. Wire after seeing the news about labor unions backing at large council candidate Michael A. Brown. He wanted it known that the FOP doesn't flip-flop. The union endorsed Council member Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) in the Sept. 9 primary....

By Nikita R Stewart  |  October 16, 2008; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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Labor Unions Finally Like Mike

Local labor unions are throwing their support behind at-large council candidate Michael A. Brown in the Nov. 4 General Election. The Service Employees International Union MD/DC State Council; the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Washington D.C. Building and Trades...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  October 16, 2008; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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Remembering the Million Man March

Thirteen years after African American men from across the country gathered at the U.S. Capitol for the Million Man March, community leaders, neighborhood groups and marching bands paraded through Southeast Washington to keep the spirit of the historic event alive. "We have to let people know that we can't forget...

By Hamil Harris  |  October 16, 2008; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Rhee Slept Through the Obama-McCain Moment

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee often says that she doesn't sleep much, and those 2:25 a.m. e-mail responses tend to prove it. Last night, however, when she got her shout-out from Barack Obama at the end of the third presidential debate, she was asleep. "I was trying to watch...

By Marcia Davis  |  October 16, 2008; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Obama and McCain Talk District Schools

If you watched the debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, and if you hung in there to the end, you would have seen our own Washington, D.C., school system take center stage. The candidates were debating charters and vouchers. The District moment was a mixed bag, as...

By Marcia Davis  |  October 16, 2008; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Presidential Race , Education  
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Shepherd Parents Meet to Consider Next Move

Parents at Shepherd Elementary, upset by the abrupt dismissal Friday of principal Galeet BenZion, will meet this evening to formulate a response to Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee. Leaders of the school's PTA will ask parents to vote on a series of resolutions that would roll back the firing and essentially...

By Marcia Davis  |  October 15, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Education  
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Image Makeover at DC Board of Elections

District residents shouldn't be surprised if they see a kinder and more customer-friendly Board of Elections during the Nov. 4 presidential and local election. One reason might be Judy Smith, the veteran public relations executive who has managed the media spin for everyone from Monica Lewinsky to Bishop T.D. Jakes....

By Hamil Harris  |  October 15, 2008; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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Schwartz Brings on Lindenfeld

Council member Carol Schwartz isn't just pulling out the pencils and pens for her write-in campaign to retain her seat. She's pulling out the stops and dipping into Fenty country. Political consultant Tom Lindenfeld -- the magic man who helped Mayor Adrian M. Fenty set a precedent by winning...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  October 14, 2008; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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