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Mrs. Davis, who turned 57 on Friday, was elected in 2000 and has “every intention of running” for re-election next year, he said.

“She’s a fighter, and she continues to fight on,” he said.

{bullet} No big splash

When it came time to step before a crowd wearing nothing but swim trunks, Adrian M. Fenty chickened out.

The D.C. mayor broke predecessor Anthony A. Williams’ tradition of opening the District’s summer pool season with a cannonball dive, opting instead to let a professional dive team do the honors.

Mr. Fenty wore a dress shirt and a whistle as members of the D.C. Wave swim team and scuba divers jumped into the Langdon Park pool.

Mr. Fenty has promised to make more programs available for children and teenagers to keep them busy during the summer months.

Might it include cannonball lessons for the mayor?

{bullet} Running again

Democrat Andrew Duck announced last week that he is preparing for another run at Maryland’s 6th District congressional seat held by eight-term Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett.

In an e-mail sent to reporters and supporters last week — 17 months before Election Day — Mr. Duck said he is seeking campaign contributions “to defeat Roscoe Bartlett and turn our country around.”

Mr. Bartlett was re-elected in November with 59 percent of the vote to 38 percent for Mr. Duck and 3 percent for Green Party candidate Robert Kozak.

Mr. Duck is an Iraq War veteran and former Army intelligence officer from Brunswick, Md. He accused Mr. Bartlett of blindly following the Bush administration and the Republican leadership on issues including the war, health care and energy policy.

This column is based in part on wire service reports.