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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buck stops with Chief Ellerbe

    D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe is once again a day late and a dollar short ("No money sought for new firetrucks deemed 'oversight,'" Web, Dec. 4). His lack of foresight is reflected in the fact that he sought no money for trucks or ambulances in this year's budget. Chief Ellerbe continues to provide meek explanations and weak excuses when asked harsh and pointed questions regarding the matter.

  • Marion Barry

    IN OTHER WORDS: Were you supposed to say that, Mr. Barry?

    A group of the District's finest high school seniors testified before a D.C. Council committee on Thursday in favor of a bill that requires city high schoolers to take a college entrance exam like the SAT and apply to at least one college.

  • John Fawcett, a neighbor, looks at a charred garage Monday in Southeast Washington where Ashley Turton, the wife of a White House adviser Dan Turton, was found dead inside a burning car. (Associated Press)

    Wife of Obama aide found dead in burning car in home's garage

    A lobbyist for Progress Energy married to an aide to President Obama was found dead in a car fire at her home near the U.S. Capitol, fire authorities and the company said Monday.

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