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. . . Taken the Stairs in Georgetown

Sunday, October 26, 2003; Page C02

. . . taken the stairs in Georgetown. You don't have to see the famous horror film to give yourself a scare on the "Exorcist" steps. Just stand at the top of the narrow ascent and take a look. But don't slip. The stunt double who threw himself down the three-flight, 74-step incline (twice) had a half-inch-thick coating of foam rubber to cushion his fall. That's all been stripped away, and you're far more likely today to run into folks getting a workout by striding up the renowned staircase. Come back after dark, though, and who knows what you'll see.

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"The Exorcist" steps

Prospect and 36th streets NW, in Georgetown.

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