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Thursday, April 21, 2005

District Extra
City's Restaurants Serve Up a World of Variety
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   What is the ultimate Washington dining experience?

An Introduction to The Guide
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    Whether you're a newcomer or a native Washingtonian, living in the District of Columbia can be an adventure. To help you navigate, The Washington Post is back this year with The Guide.

Recreation Helps Define Neighborhoods
Community Involvement Called Critical
By Marc Fisher, Page DZ03
    So often, Washington seems a place divided -- federal against local, suburbs against city, east vs. west, black vs. white, rich and poor, public and private. We even have one river for the haves and one for the have-nots.

How Do I ...
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    ...contact police and fire?
Emergencies only: 911

Federal Courts
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    Here is a list of local and federal courts and other important judicial offices.

House of Representatives
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    The District does not have voting representation in Congress. D.C. citizens elect a paid, nonvoting federal delegate to the House. In an ongoing lobbying campaign for statehood, voters also elect an unpaid local "shadow" representative to the House and two unpaid local "shadow" representatives to the Senate.

On the Cover
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    On the Cover
From top: Cruz de Jesus Xochipilli watches as dancers perform on the opening day of the National Museum of the American Indian; Velma Latney, front, participates in "aquarobics" class at the Takoma Park Community Center; a cyclist rides along the Capital Cresent Trail.

The District By the Numbers
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    12.86
Percentage of residents who are foreign-born.

D.C. Board of Education
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    D.C. Board of Education
825 North Capitol St. NE
Ninth Floor

Dog Licenses
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    Dog Licenses
Department of Health
51 N St. NE, Sixth Floor

Fire Department
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    Here is a list of fire and police services with information about how to contact your nearest police district.

Shuttles Link City Neighborhoods
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    Supplemental shuttle service is available for two popular neighborhoods, Adams Morgan and Georgetown.

The Memorials
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    The Memorials
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Scenes and Sites Outside the City
Washington's Suburban Communities Are Home To a Wealth of Nationally Known Attractions
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    Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Drive
Southern end of Memorial Bridge

Administration
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    The District has many sports and recreational outlets for youth and adults. This is a list of some of the major clubs, recreation centers and pools throughout the city, including information about admission fees, if any.

Washington Offers a Feast of Athletic Events
With Return of Baseball, Sports Menu Is Complete
By Rich Campbell, Page DZ38
    For the first time in 34 years, D.C. sports fans will have the opportunity this summer to root, root, root for the home team.

Sports on the Web
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    Sports on the Web
Washington Nationals
www.nationals.mlb.com D.C. United

Arts Organizations
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    If the arts are your passion, the District is a terrific place to live. From gospel choirs to the National Symphony Orchestra, D.C. has hundreds of arts and cultural groups as well as performance venues. Here are some of the major ones.

A New Appreciation for Living in the City
Condos Lead Surge In Prices for All Housing in D.C.
By Barbara Ruben, Page DZ52
    Buyers who are eager to become part of a resurgence in downtown living -- or at least profit from it -- are snapping up condos in the area around the new convention center, sometimes before the first bulldozer rolls onto a vacant lot.


Crime Watch

Crime Report
D.C. Crime Watch
    The following were among incidents reported recently by the Metropolitan Police Department. For more information, call your police district station.

Crime Report
D.C. Crime Watch
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    The following were among incidents reported recently by the Metropolitan Police Department. For more information, call your police district station.


Home Sales

Home Sales
   The following home sales were recently recorded in the District and supplied to The Washington Post by Spatial Systems Associates Inc. and the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue. To find sale and assessment records for homes in the District and elsewhere in the Washington area, visit www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.


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