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MoCo Strikes Back At D.C. Charity's Big Spending

Montgomery County has registered its outrage over the huge salary paid to the chief of the Food & Friends charity, which serves meals to AIDS and cancer patients throughout the Washington region. The county has stripped Food & Friends of a $55,000 earmark that helped the group serve meals to Montgomery residents. The move is a protest against the $357,000 in salary and benefits that the charity gives to its executive director, Craig Shniderman, in the most recent year for which public records are available. Shniderman's pay more than doubled in less than a decade, putting him at a...

By Marc Fisher | May 18, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (11)

The 'Whitey From Virginia' Who Believed In Black Kids

George Kettle died today. To thousands who made their living in the Virginia real estate world, that means the man in the Century 21 sportjacket, the magnate who controlled the realty franchise for the Washington region, has passed on. But in Southeast Washington, Kettle represented something else--a way out, a chance to get what people in the suburbs get--an education, summer vacations, job training, internships, new clothes, all the little things that spell the difference between growing up poor and growing up with the expectation of success. I first met Kettle in 1987, when he stood before an assembly...

By Marc Fisher | April 15, 2009; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (7)


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