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December 13, 1999
·THE DISTRICT'S POWER BEHIND THE SCENES/Washington Post-connected business group wields influence over city's legislative agenda
·Graham becomes target of Columbia Hts. discontents
·Mayor names remainder of his cabinet
·Council gets 3rd school governance option/Orange-Brazil plan retains 11-member elected Board of Education, elects president citywide, requires no change in city's home rule charter
·'User-friendly' ABC Board takes its work on the road
·Justice Dept. officials gather complaints of D.C. police misconduct for probe
·Arcade owner aims to enhance community ties
·Fiscally responsible?

December 6, 1999
·Council urged to slow school board changes
·City unveils tax fraud hotline
·Groups intervene against CCA appeal
·New fire chief promises action
·Kenilworth Park cleanup, development moves forward; public input sought
·Treatment facility gets new warden
·'Quiet warrior' honored
·Greater SE Hospital lays off 82 workers
·Going too far

November 29, 1999
·Mayor targets 6 crime locales
·ANC reform moves ahead
·Alice Rivlin speaks/Control board chair discusses her role, board's work
·Patterson proposes replacing school board with appointed body
·Community proposes SE hospital advisers
·D.C. Statehood, Green parties merge; name change preserves 'ballot status'
·Food activists win awards
·Taxi troubles: balancing safety, civil rights
·New panel seeks trash solutions/Advisory board to recommend plan for city's waste transfer stations
·Washington Stage Guild relocation deal in limbo
·Exploding the myth/City's Lincoln Theater returning to glory days
·Bell Atlantic to hike rate on 3 services
·Who's to blame?
·Pay the teachers- do it for the children

November 15, 1999
·CCA seeks reversal of D.C. prison vote
·Officials begin planning relocation to D.C. city hall
·Mayor, council target polluted sites cleanup
·Mayor seeks mediated fix for Columbia Hts. impasse
·Where's Leo?/Search is on for fundraising dinosaur
·Turkey Bowl to decide city football champs
·Reforming the school board/Chavous plan to change home rule charter draws mixed reaction from parent groups, denunciation from current school board members
·School reform: going halfway

November 1, 1999
·MAYOR MOVES TO QUELL CRITICS/RLA's Columbia Hts. Decision on hold as officials, developers negotiate; new planning director decries city's process for causing 'train wrecks'
·NATIVE VIEWS/Allen, Jarvis lend hometown perspective to council colleagues
·A $494,994 BILL/Graham, WASA ask court to seize apartments over unpaid water bills
·Metrorail extends service hours Nov. 5
·D.C. budget remains stalled in Congress
·Mayor seeks unity to rebuild neighborhoods
·Mayor vows fight against domestic violence
·D.C. hosts 50th anniversary preservation conference
·Coming home/'Porgy & Bess' at Lincoln Theater features D.C.'s own Duane Moody
·Mayor appoints workforce council
·DCIAA football/Dunbar sets sights on title as season nears end
·Free D.C.'s budget

October 18, 1999
·Test scores show little progress/Chavous, Kinlow say school officials need to take closer look at data
·Another Safeway closing for renovations
·Columbia Hts. Residents fight to overturn RLA vote
·D.C. budget languishes on Hill; Clinton threatens second veto
·Auditor: ANCs becoming fiscally responsible/Scathing financial reports, training sessions produce positive effects
·Medicaid alternative slowly attracts members
·Wackenhut gets 'conditional' prison nod/Plan puts new facility for D.C. inmates 173 miles away in North Carolina
·D.C.'s only food co-op/Georgia Avenue grocery hopes to expand in SE's Fairfax Village area by year's end
·Numbers first, children later?

October 4, 1999
·CHAVOUS: CANCEL CONTRACT/School official says busing problems won't be fixed until next year
·City seeks plan to revitalize area east of the river
·Top doc: Adjust attitudes
·Rite Aid acquires former Safeway site on R.I. Ave.
·Officials try to save Greater SE Hospital
·CCA-Park Service land swap imminent
·Court overturns Oak Hill receivership
·Chavous calls for better use of UDC facilities
·Investigation fines, clears ANC
·Garrison gets its field, church to stop parking
·Clinton D.C. budget veto sparks partisan war
·Neighbors try to slow GWU growth
·Pet aides/AIDS patients get help to keep furry friends
·Three more schools get public charters
·DCIAA track, volleyball gear up/Ballou's Iracks, Fields and Wilson's Hill, Mapps star on teams to beat
·Funding likely for SE tennis center
·Banneker memorial moves ahead
·Congress fails again

September 20, 1999
·COURT REBUFFS CONGRESS/Federal judge sides with D.C., ACLU; orders marijuana vote counted
·Health campaign seeks aid for poor
·Race enters school ball field dispute
·Officials halt prison for D.C. inmates
·Statehood, Green parties merge
·RLA's Columbia Hts. Decision angers many
·Tension, turnover threaten D.C. prison/Staff morale reported low, union alleges working condition violations
·Hechinger's fall may help others/Many other neighborhood hardware stores remain to serve D.C. residents
·Harvey request for car, driver raises eyebrows
·Developer seeking reconsideration of Good Hope Rd. housing project
·$30 million grant to replace Douglass, Stanton dwellings
·Foul ball!

September 6, 1999
·Greater SE hospital urged to ensure public bailout funds not misspent
·Part-time GW faculty seek union
·Working Washington: Only 36% in government
·Youth curfew enforcement to begin Sept. 7
·Task force readies recommendations to improve parking, traffic flow for Hill's Eastern Market area
·Charter schools' Stanford 9 scores both better, worse than DCPS scores
·Green line stations open Sept. 18
·Georgetown University ranks as largest private employer in D.C.
·Mixed results/Some previous Stanford 9 gains eroded
·Buon appetito!/Italian deli relocates to new Dupont location
·Coaching students to success
·Williams' city planner pick has big job ahead
·Build new GWU Hospital in Ward 7

August 23, 1999
·ANC 1A faces probe/Feds, auditor look at checks, spending spree
·Another 'Freedom Summer'/Kids learn about civil rights era in local program
·Two public schools seeking charter status/Paul Jr. High, Hearst Elementary want independence from city school system
·School governance debate begins; board reinstates Harvey
·RLA agrees to sell SW tract for condos
·Ward 5 residents, city say farewell to Harry Thomas
·11 new charter schools set to open
·Charter school board hears 18 applicants
·DCIAA football preview/Defending champs Dunbar looks like team to beat
·Student transportation modified
·One-on-one among the FLOC
·Atlas Theater up for historic landmark status
·Democracy and effective government

August 9, 1999
·'SMOKE & MIRRORS'/School board feud appears far from settled as Chavous plan perpetuates factionalism
·Auditor: ANC 5A treasurer, funds missing
·History battles progress, progress wins
·McMillan Reservoir already meeting friction
·Council oversight on land threatened by Congress
·Forum: Use tobacco money to fight smoking
·Budget vote delayed
·Mountain bike cops ride the beats
·Adams Morgan festival on track
·Touching the community/New football league is part of police outreach strategy
·Contracts to open for small businesses
·Open meetings: We need a law

July 26, 1999
·COPS FOCUS ON CAR THEFTS/New unit tackles problem residents call their No. 1 crime concern
·More cell towers in park?
·Proposed Ackerman raise bypassing required review
·Chavous launches school bus inquiry
·Still empty after all these years/Surplus schools blight neighborhoods, city moves slowly on disposition
·500 parole cases delayed/D.C. corrections officials say they're 'working on it'
·Miriam's Kitchen takes small steps, bridges wide gap
·School board looks to healing rift, moving forward
·Free online subscription to reporting service offers D.C. residents daily crime updates by PSA
·No raise for Arlene Ackerman

July 12, 1999
·School transition in trouble/Some wonder if elected D.C. board's power to govern will ever be returned
·Cops ready to enforce kids curfew
·Evans, Schwartz ask mayor to kill giant Shaw garage
·GAO faults control board procurement
·Mayor names three cabinet members
·New offices, hotel in SE?/Washington Gas hopes to develop 19-acre site near Navy Yard
·Council members cautious about DPW nominee
·Senate action angers Ward 3/Amendment to force through cell phone towers in Rock Creek Park draws fire from residents, elected officials
·Plan to sell firehouses to aid hospital draws ire
·Keeping it all in FOCUS/Sousa JHS kids learn new photography skills
·Summer blues/Some city kids still searching for something to do
·D.C. Chamber seeks new staff leader
·D.C.'s prisoners belong in D.C.

June 28, 1999
·PAROLED INMATES REMAIN JAILED/D.C.'s inmate population swells in 'clogged' system
·Juvie hall planned for Ward 5
·Mayor fined $1,000 for failure to disclose
·Young Technocrats charter revoked
·DCPS settles suits over special ed
·Father's Day for inmates at Youngstown
·RLA gets new members/Councilman concerned about Columbia Heights decisions
·Statehood and Green parties could join forces next year
·Brazil visits Sussex prison, investigates lockdown complaints
·Group trains neighbors to become leaders
·Adams Morgan Day hits obstacle with businesses
·Fight brewing over beer fest
·Prison search continues/'Close to home' is hard to find
·Business as usual?
·Congressional guests

June 14, 1999
·MAYOR UNDER FIRE/Patterson, AFGE say Williams not focused on pension problems
·MAYOR UNDER FIRE/Catania: Inaction threatens funding for police review board
·Slain activist knew suspect, friends say
·Mayor charged with violating disclosure law
·Vocational education shrinking in District/Five-year plan sets goals for improvement, but offers few details
·Ambrose, council take on ABC reforms
·Union: Fire department 'not priority' to mayor
·Volunteer fire department incorporated in D.C.
·Challenges loom for D.C.'s oldest urban planning group
·Drummers and neighbors at odds over noise
·Metro TeenAIDS reaches out to D.C. youth and adults
·Babe Ruth program struggles for respect
·Wilson earns seventh baseball title
·Ovitt and Liu lead Wilson to third straight title
·UDC's great potential

May 31, 1999
·Council mulls felony status for marijuana
·Control squabble hits Dems/Mayor's legal aide criticized for methods
·Developer presents Brookland Metro project
·'Bizarre'/Strangled bird breaches mayor's security
·Fighting to save the last of the past/Development threatens remainder of D.C.'s arts district
·Contaminated soil may derail Ward 8 prison/With $1-million contract, Corrections Corp. of America adds UDC to list of supporters
·Columbia Hts. Development decision on hold, pending RLA appointment
·Greater Southeast Hospital gets $8.5M lifeline from city
·Council calls Taipei trip a 'sister city' visit/But council, mayor can't find any official documentation to support claim
·Cat tales/Local lady creates feline biographies for pet owners
·Teachers re-elect Bullock president
·DCIAA champions/Ballou, Anacostia take track titles; Iracks, Fields are MVPs
·Turkey Thicket to become regional park/Expanded facilities to include auditorium, indoor track, exercise/weight rooms, indoor pool
·No excuse

May 17, 1999
·Teachers try to oust union leader/On eve of election, WTU president charged with violating rules, improperly overturning rank-and-file rejection of new contract
·DCPS works to fix costly contract void
·Congress reserves judgment on city plans to spend reserve funds
·Local cyclists rail against city for delay in completing $16 million bike trail
·City agency problems delay decision on Columbia Heights development plan
·Mayor pledges support for Anacostia cleanup
·Plan to meter D.C. taxicabs stalls
·A banner day in the District/Brightly colored cloth and a bunch of buildings can suddenly become a destination zone
·Georgia Avenue seeks its crown
·City unions seek ground rules for 'managed competition'
·Washington Gas gets competitors
·Follow the money

May 3, 1999
·Charter schools put on probation/Monitors cite lack of academic focus, missing documents, poor attendance
·Georgetown fights carryout/Residents worried that city has abandoned support for their concerns
·A surgeon with blinders on/Superintendent Arlene Ackerman says she has no time for 'politics'
·Special ed still broken, despite small victories/Mother charges abuse of disabled son
·Special council committee to investigate special ed
·Residents protest planned GW Hospital/BZA decision awaited as neighbors voice safety, parking concerns
·Women to be shipped to rural Pa. prison
·Shaw learns to cope
·Urban gardening: GROW develops inner-city options
·Dupont Circle market links food to land use
·New homebuyer help/Initiative turns $5,000 tax credit into down-payment cash
·Monumental sculpture installed at Shrine
·Officials: No Stanford 9 cheating probe
·Principals mum on Hill school condition
·D.C. deserves a tax break

April 19, 1999
·Chief Ramsey's first year/Fear lingers as city becomes safer, he laments
·Residents: Mayor's trash plan stinks
·Adams Morgan-U Street merging as 'district'/Task force forms to resolve Ward 1's burgeoning traffic problems as night life area expands
·Council hearing to air details of $419 million tax cut plan
·Mayor shuffles staff
·18,000 D.C. households waiting/Extensive demolition, renovation changing city's public housing landscape
·City council considering DCHA's future
·Phone troubles continue; DCRA blames Bell Atlantic
·Fraudulent Productions presents '2xPoe' at DCAC
·'Ridiculous!'/Environmentalists cry foul over D.C. waterfront use for sewage treatment plant, proposed penitentiary
·Capital all-stars beat U.S. team in comeback
·Woodson, Ballou fare well at relays
·Supporters renew push for CCA prison
·City planners turn thumbs down to Oxon Cove prison proposal
·First, give us a city that works

April 5, 1999
·Drug treatment tough to find for D.C.'s 'good kids'
·Schools scramble to meet planning deadline/Some principals overwhelmed by new duties, lack of adequate help or training
·Texas company wins contract to house D.C. inmates in Pa.
·Pizza-peddling principal put back in post
·Persistent problem/Phones again plague D.C. government as DCRA relocation causes turmoil
·D.C. police, agencies to share huge Penn-Branch service center
·Columbia Heights developers hope to give area new look
·Local poetry project to mark Young People's Poetry Week
·Local theater troupes explore political, emotional dynamics
·Mayor outlines youth initiatives for Woodson students
·They look like butterflies, but sting like bees/Women have started discovering the joys of boxing at Finley's Boxing Gym
·Dunbar coach's demeanor helps mold city champions
·Pools on the mend after years of neglect
·Marijuana debate smolders in court/Other jurisdictions' laws blaze into effect while D.C. voters continue to wait
·Suffering schools

March 22, 1999
·Stanford 9 cheating alleged/'Teacher told me the answers,' Walker-Jones students say
·'Escapes' overstated, critics say
·Mayor's budget plan draws ire
·District's prison population declines
·Repairs sorely needed in many D.C. schools
·Ward 5 Coalition debuts with mayoral town hall meeting
·Bring on Atlantic City/Miss D.C. prepares for Miss America pageant
·This academic program makes teaching an art
·Winter sports wrap-up
·Renovated center offers residents new rec programs
·Experience down the stretch holds off Woodson
·Big plays by Robinson, Chase upset Gonzaga
·Ward 5 residents grill mayor, officials about BFI site
·Richer neighborhoods to qualify for grants
·Kids can't wait: Fix D.C. school restrooms now

March 8, 1999
·'Not a budget'/D.C. school trustees approve $627 million spending plan
·Council considers tax exemption for small businesses
·$25-million plan to fix school restrooms/But officials, advocates can't produce list of which - D.C. public schools will get what repairs
·Council pay raise sparks controversy
·On the front lines/City council staff often flooded with constituent calls for help
·CCA agrees to settle lawsuit for $1.6 million
·Allen's prison opposition questioned/Constituents worry over Ward 8 rep's failure to back council resolution
·Councilman holds hearings to fix ANCs
·ANC voted, never moved
·ANCs complain about missing DCRA notices
·Wheeler's wise way of life: 'Not just a good fighter'
·Program promotes health care for low-income families
·The sorrow and the glory/Anacostia girls play their hearts out in memory of lost teammate
·Mt. Vernon Square ballpark proposed
·Is this what Congress intended?

February 22, 1999
·'Distrust' mars school debate
·Brookland balks at school plan
·CCA delinquent on $1.5 million bill/D.C. General owed for a year's worth of steam heat at Correctional Treatment Facility
·Officials mum on D.C.'s payment of private phone bills/Audit finds city taxpayers picking up Bell Atlantic tab for liquor store, broadcasting company
·Barnett settlement ends city obligation to ex-CMO
·Here's who's running the public schools
·Rent hike threatens downtown institution
·Ward 5 putting the squeeze on Orange/Residents say they're tired of inattention former councilmen brought to job, want change now
·Historic building to get new life/Former Anthony Bowen YMCA in Shaw will become center for service and heritage
·Lent begins for Christian communities
·Jewish holiday 'pure fun'
·Exhibition confronts issues of sexual violence
·Coolidge hopes high for varsity championship
·It's time to abolish the school trustees

February 8, 1999
·Catania labels Wilson Building deal a 'sham'/'I want to leave him penniless,' councilman says of developer
·In Anacostia, controversial project butts history
·Williams' 'action plans' may be asking for too much action
·Reaction to Davis tuition bill mixed, effect on UDC debated
·'Quiero abogado'/Workshops advise city's Latino residents to protect their civil rights
·Elections board asks for change in law
·Bringing a part of the Holy Land to America
·Allen raised $50,000 from unnamed sources
·Brazil tours Ohio prison, reports all is 'orderly'
·'Community banking'/New financial institution brings different meaning to the term for D.C.'s neighborhoods
·Winter recreation heating up for adults
·13th annual swim meet marks black history/Capital East Natatorium to host swimmers from 26 cities in 90 youth aquatic events
·City cracks down to clean up neighborhood
·We need to discuss race

January 25, 1999
·Where Mayor Williams lives should be his private decision

January 11, 1999
·Advice to our new mayor: Instill pride, not fear
·Hardly a smooth transition


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