- The Washington Times - Friday, August 10, 2007


Fenty names new head of AIDS office

A doctor who has worked with HIV-infected people in several countries has been appointed to lead the District’s HIV/AIDS Administration.

Dr. Shannon Hader has directed the U.S. AIDS program in Zimbabwe and worked with HIV-infected children and adults in Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has called HIV/AIDS the top public health priority of his administration. The city is urging all residents between 14 and 84 to be tested.

If the D.C. Council confirms her, Dr. Hader will be the third director in as many years for the agency.

The position has been open since January, when Mr. Fenty chose not to keep Marsha Martin.

Zoo holds contest to name baby anteater

The National Zoo is asking for help to name one of its newest additions, a giant anteater born July 24.

The critter is still so young that zookeepers don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy, but they hope to find out soon.

They have already picked out three boy names and three girl names, and visitors to the Web site at www.fonz.org can help make the final selections.

The girl names are: Aurora, Pilar and Isabel. The boy names are Cyrano, Francisco and Ferdinand.

Voting ends Aug. 26, when the animal will get its first exam and zoo veterinarians will hopefully learn its gender.



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