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Archives: July 2008

Find Al Roker!

The “Today” show guy is broadcasting live from the Mall right now (14th and Madison to be exact). Send us your best pics from your neck of the woods.

Pictures Of Morning Papers

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Today’s Most Popular Stories

Washington Post: President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour

Washington Examiner: Commentary – What can’t be taught

N.Y. Times: The Long Run: Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Apart

L.A. Times: Will Chino Hills earthquake shake L.A. out of complacency?

USA Today: ‘Potter’ trailer unveils a young Voldemort

Politico: Obama has cash to attack McCain’s base

ABC News: Living Large: ‘Oversized Mansion Syndrome’

CBS News: Mystery Hovers Over Dad Who Took Daughter

Fox News: Photos Show Missing Florida Girl’s Mother Partying at Club

CNN: Legislators aim to snuff out penalties for pot use

Wall Street Journal: Opinion: McCain’s Tax Blunder

MSNBC: Delta says body found in plane’s restroom

Congressional Quarterly: Stevens Indictment Means Trouble for GOP on Senate Seat

NPR: Dollar Takes Quarter Pounding In ‘Big Mac Index’

Roll Call: Stevens Resigns From Two Committees

Date Lab Update (And, Now, They’ve Got Competition!)

The most recent edition of the Post’s Date Lab actually ends with a second date. This brings the total ratio of 38 successful dates out of a total of 101, or just under 38 percent.

And, now, Washingtonian is launching “Dating Diaries” with freelancer Kelly DiNardo. “Washingtonian.com is looking for area residents who are willing to share their dating adventures over the course of the next several months. If you’re willing to dish about your dates on a regular basis (and maybe take some dating challenges along the way!) we want to hear from you.”

In Memoriam: The Washington Times’ Intern Blog

We’ve had so much fun with it during summers past, but doesn’t look like it’s happening this year. Oh well.

Henneberg Reveals Her Redskin Romance

washingtonpost.com’s Sports Bog talks with Fox News’ Molly Henneberg about her longtime love for our very own Washington Redskins:

    And when do you remember starting to pay attention?

    Every Sunday we go to church, pick up McDonald’s and come back and watch the Redskins. I don’t ever remember not being part of it. It was just always part of our Sunday routine. And then the Super Bowls, of course. And I remember a Monday night game against the Giants, I went to bed after the first quarter, I heard my parents yelling, I came down, and that was when Taylor and Theismann had their little run-in. That was one of my most vivid memories: hearing my parents yelling, running down, and just being crushed that Joe Theismann was hurt.

    Do you still eat McDonald’s and watch the game?

    I do go to church and come home and maybe not pick up McDonald’s, but we have a family meal and watch the game.

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Tale of the Email Tape: Stevens Indicted

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Brulliard to Africa

An internal Washington Post announcement, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    We’re pleased to announce that Karin Brulliard will be our next correspondent in southern Africa, succeeding Craig Timberg, who’s just finished a four-year tour and is heading out to a book leave.

    Karin is among a group of rotating Metro reporters who contributed to our distinguished coverage of the war in Iraq. She served in the Baghdad bureau from March to May, 2007. Her work included a shocking page one story about the miserable medical conditions faced by wounded Iraqi soldiers.

    Karin will help us pioneer a new model of foreign correspondence — roving the region in search of news and enterprise. We expect to load extra cell phones, a laptop, wireless cards and lots of chocolate into her backpack.

    She will be on the road often. She’ll have a bureau-residence in Johannesburg but we hope she’ll spend most of her time exploring this vast and fascinating territory.

    Karin grew up in Eugene, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon. She taught English in Ecuador and 4th grade in Houston before joining the Post in 2003 as an editorial aide in Austin, where she attended a master’s program in Latin American studies at the University of Texas.

    She came to Metro as an intern in the Alexandria bureau, then covered cops and courts in Loudoun County. Since 2006 she’s been a regional immigration reporter.

    We expect Karin to hit the ground running after Labor Day.

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