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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Dick Clark’s legacy

If it weren't for one questionable offside call last night at RFK Stadium, the city would have gone 3-for-3 on the night. The Wizards showed some grit, the Nats made things interesting, but DCU only managed a tie. Alas. Still, was fun to flip through all three.


Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate complex in Washington on April 20, 1973. (AP)
I'm fairly certain that a little something known as the Watergate scandal started off with an office break-in. So when I heard news yesterday that two computers were stolen from the D.C. Auditor's office, I was intrigued. Mind you, this is the bureau working on the allegation of misappropriated funds by former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas, among other things. It also happened during the day on Monday, Emancipation Day, a D.C. holiday. The Post's D.C. Wire updates the shady situation.

Anyone's who ever had to do anything pre-dawn knows the feeling of satisfaction that comes with it. There's something about accomplishing goals when you know other people are most likely sleeping that makes the effort extra special. And for Rock Creek Rowing, a three-year-old club comprised mostly of 50-and-60-year-olds, it's no different. The Post's Robert Samuels chronicles the hobby that started for many parents with taking their kids to crew practice, and they picked up where their kids left off.

I haven't had anything stolen from me on Metro since I was a teenager. At this point, I honestly have no idea what I'd do if someone tried. I can tell you what I wouldn't do: I wouldn't break my arm trying to get an iPad back from a thief. But that's exactly what Daniel L. Wenger did, and it worked with the help of some other friendly riders, who gave him an assist when the thief went all-out and crossed the third rail to escape. The Post's Dana Hedgpeth reports on vigilante justice, Metro-style.

I'm not old enough to really remember "American Bandstand," and watching television on New Year's Eve was never huge to me. But what I do love are old game shows and award shows. And when I remember Dick Clark, that's what I'll think of. "The $10,000 Pyramid" was one of the goofiest but most fun programs of its time, and the AMAs are always a good time. After his death, Slate's Virginia Heffman recalls a 2003 piece about a run-in with the American entertainment icon.

The Capitals face an uphill battle trying to win one back tonight. Without Nicklas Backstrom, who was justly suspended for a cross-check in Game 3, Dale Hunter is clearly making line adjustments to account for his absence. Don't be surprised if Michal Neuvirth makes an appearance in this game. On a more important level, The Post's Tarik El-Bashir breaks down how the NHL playoffs have been ruined marked by violence.

Extra Bites

• Dear Mitt Romney, here's a word of advice: Never, ever, slam anyone's baked goods. It can only result in disaster. Unfortunately, he learned this lesson the hard way at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania.

• In an interesting coincidence, someone with the last name of Goodyear has written quite the piece about why we need new crash test dummies — for bicyclists.

• Guess what? Wikipedia is full of junk! But you already knew that, right?

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