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‘Around the Hill’? More Like ‘Around a Hill’

Good news from Roll Call: if you missed the Cherry Blossom Festival and feel like driving a totally reasonable 60 miles from D.C., you can now see a whole bunch of trilliums, a flower belonging to the lilly family.

The article, in the “Around the Hill” section, says 14 million of the flowers will be in bloom for the next two weeks. But not around Capitol Hill. Instead, around some random hills at the G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area.

Sally Anderson, the president of the Virginia Native Plant Society expects as many as hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to head to the area over the next two weeks. She also says she’s gotten inquiries from England about visiting, and thinks D.C. residents should join in the fun.

We reached out to Roll Call‘s brand new Features editor, Ryan Beckwith, to ask about the paper’s radius for event coverage from Capitol Hill.  We never heard back. Instead, Roll Call‘s Director of Promotions, Rebecca Gale, told us: ” This is an hour’s drive away–seems ideal for a recess read, and anyone who has a vacation day to burn.”

Ryan Beckwith Named Roll Call Features Editor

Ryan Beckwith has been named the new Features Editor. The slot became vacant last month when former section editor Debbie Bruno (whom we affectionately called Bebbie Druno) departed.

We trust that we will come up with an equally creative nickname for Beckwith, but these things take time.

Congratulations to the new editor. We hear he has big, “Congress-focused” plans for the section and we wish him well with it.

See Editor Scott Montgomery‘s memo…

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Roll Call’s Beckwith at one with Gilligan’s Mary Ann

Roll Call‘s acting Feature Editor Ryan Beckwith doesn’t look a thing like Mary Ann from “Gilligan’s Island.” But he sure felt like her in Manhattan this past weekend where he went to be part of an “elite” panel at Columbia’s J-School alumni weekend.

The pamphlet the school handed out said the discussion was being moderated by HuffPost Political Editor Tom Edsall and featured CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small, pollster Doug Schoen, McClatchy‘s James Rosen “and others.”

Beckwith was overheard saying he felt like Mary Ann, who was listed as “and the rest” in the original theme song.

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QUOTES of the DAY


Dealing with ‘Tinkerbell’

“6 yr old wrote note to Tinkerbell, left by bed: asked Tinkerbell to write back. Somehow, her mom got Tink to do this.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep in a morning tweet. He added, “Thing is, when a 6 yr old writes to Tinkerbell & gets a reply, she will write again expecting a reply.”

Roll Call‘s Beckwith fills in for Bruno

“My first day on the job as @brunodebbie’s temporary replacement for @rollcall. So far, much less dancing on tables.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Beckwith in a Monday tweet. Debbie Bruno has left the publication.

Be CAREFUL of all caps

“Typing in all capital letters is perceived to be shouting, so only do it when addressing foreigners or the elderly. #GreatestHits” — Fake AP Stylebook in a Monday tweet. Are you listening HuffPost/AOL’s Jason “I LOVE MY ALL-CAPS PHRASES” Linkins.

FNC’s Perino is talking male hair trends

“Disturbing trend of men’s hair dye. Guys should have a pro do it. Otherwise looks like a fisher price character’s helmet hair.” — Dana Perino, FNC Contributor, and former Press Secretary in President Bush’s White House.

Reporter wants more Zzzz’s

“Getting older: I can do one most-of-the-night vigil w/a sick kid, but two *kicks my butt. #yawn.” — Agence France-Presse’s Olivier Knox in a Tuesday morning tweet.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“I feel zombified this morning.” — Metro Weekly‘s Randy Shulman in a Tuesday morning tweet.

Watch out…

“Weather Alert: A Tornado Watch is in effect for the Washington Region until 10am” — NBC Washington in an early Tuesday morning tweet.

Weather, wildfire outrage

“Ok DC area, I know we have had some crazy weather warnings but this has to be a first for me…severe weather alert warnings for WILDFIRES?” — Kat Aragon, CNN makeup artist, in a Monday night tweet.

Uh oh. Simon wants to move again?

“Superficial but… Two days in Cairo makes me want to return. For a city of 22 mln pple it has charm, and a sense of post-Mubarak optimism.” — WaPo India Bureau Chief Simon Denyer in a Tuesday morning tweet. In January he left Washington for New Delhi after leaving Reuters as D.C. Bureau Chief.

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