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May 7, 2013
The Capitals had a chance to completely deflate the Rangers on Monday night.
If they had won game three, they would have had a commanding 3-0 lead against New York, just one win away from vindicating last year’s loss. Instead, the Rangers’ desperation won out.
In a game that saw a lot of shifts in momentum, the Caps, down by one, had a chance to tie late in the third period. With less than two minutes left, [...]
May 2, 2013
Sports Leader Board
Who is RGIII? Is he the first starting quarterback in the NFL born in the 1990s? Is he an intelligent young college graduate? A Christian? A Heisman Trophy winning athlete? A humble and respectful son of military parents? The answer to Redskins fans’ dreams? Try all of the above. But what about black?
In a Decemeber 13 interview with First Take on ESPN, Rob Parker, a black commentator, made headlines for questioning Robert Griffin III’s [...]
May 1, 2013
Calendar of Events
May 1. Letty Cottin Pogrebin – How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. Politics & Prose. 5015 Connecticut Ave. Northwest, Washington, DC. Information: (202) 364-1919, politics-prose.com.
May 2-June 2. Gilgamesh. Source Theatre. 1835 14th St. Northwest, Washington, DC. Information: constellationtheatre.org.
May 2. Patty Larkin. Wolf Trap. 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA. Information: (703) 255-1900, wolftrap.org.
May 2. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. 9:30 Club. 815 V St. Northwest, Washington, DC. Information: (202) 265-0930, 930.com.
April 29, 2013
After a tumultuous season, the Capitals finished on top.
They clinched the Southeast Division last Tuesday with a 5-3 win over the Jets–a feat that had seemed almost impossible a month earlier. Alex Ovechkin became the league’s top scorer and led his team on an eight-game win streak.
The Caps will face the New York Rangers, a familiar match-up, in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The teams have met in the post-season three times [...]
April 22, 2013
There was a glimmer of hope at one point during the past few months that the Washington Wizards might make the playoffs. It quickly flickered and burnt out, but it was there. That says a lot for the team that started the season with twelve straight losses.
The Wizards finished the season 29-53, on a low note with a six-game losing streak. It was not the ending they had hoped for, especially after the surge the [...]
April 16, 2013
The Boston Marathon, the most joyful event of the year for many city residents, took a terrifying turn yesterday when two consecutive explosions near the finish line on Boylston Street sent shrapnel flying through a crowd of onlookers. Both runners and spectators were injured in the blast, many of whom lost limbs. At this time, three people have died, including eight-year-old Martin Richard, and at least another 140 suffer from injuries. The FBI has officially [...]
April 16, 2013
In a second hole of a sudden-death playoff against Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, Adam Scott nailed a twelve-foot birdie putt to win the Master’s on Sunday. It was not only a personal triumph for him, but for his country: Scott is the first Australian to don a green jacket in the tournament’s seventy-seven-year history.
“We like to think we’re the best at everything. Golf is a big sport at home, and this is the one thing in [...]
April 1, 2013
Much like last weekend, the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were full of drama and surprises.
The Cinderella story of Florida Gulf Coast was halted by the Gators, who advanced to the Elite Eight for the third consecutive year. However, Florida was packing their bags a couple days later after being routed by Michigan 79-59.
With the win, Michigan won the South Region and emerged as a real contender after [...]
On Friday a grand jury indicted Beverly L. Hall, former Atlanta, GA school district administrator, and 34 other Atlanta educators on charges that include racketeering, influencing witnesses, theft by taking, conspiracy and making false statements. The panel recommended $7.5 million bond for Dr. Hall, who could face up to 45 years in prison.
Investigators have uncovered a decade-long conspiracy that involved teachers and school administrators facilitating cheating on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, the state’s main test of core academic subjects for elementary [...]
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has drawn sharp criticism from conservative members of Congress with its proposal for tighter restrictions on sulfur in gasoline and pollution from cars and trucks. Opponents say such measures would increase gas prices and put a financial burden on refineries. The EPA responded by claiming the restrictions would add less than a penny to the price of each gallon of gas. It also insisted the reduction in pollution would prevent as many as 2,400 deaths a year [...]
US Army veteran Eric Harroun was arrested after making claims on his Facebook page that he had fought alongside militant groups fighting against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad in Syria. He is being charged by the U.S. District Court in Alexandria with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction outside the US.
“Harroun, a U.S. citizen who served with the U. S. Army from 2000 to 2003, was charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to use a destructive device outside of [...]