1. DR. ERNEST HARDAWAY/Reprimanded, Reassigned
The good doctor, who relishes well-appointed offices, stepped down as D.C. public health commissioner last summer after a controversial tenure. He was reassigned by the U.S. Public Health Service to a community health center in Chicago. Hardaway was reprimanded earlier this year for teaching at Howard University on Fridays without taking leave from his D.C. job. 2. MR. CALVIN LOCKRIDGE/Two Times
The outspoken school board member from Ward 8, like Jerry Moore, managed to lose twice in one election this year. Lockridge challenged City Council member Wilhelmina J. Rolark (D-Ward 8) in the Democratic primary and was soundly defeated. Undaunted, Lockridge ran under the Statehood Party banner in the general election and again was trounced. Afterward, Lockridge was booted off the D.C. Democratic State Committee for changing his party stripes. 3. NORMAN C. NEVERSON/In and Out
The former Xerox Corp. sales representative stepped down as chairman of the Ward 4 Democratic organization to mount an independent campaign for Jerry Moore's at-large City Council seat. But he dropped out of the race one day after formally entering it, following disclosure that Neverson had testified in a worker's compensation case that he was impoverished, disabled and had to stand in bread and cheese lines. 4. JOSEPH GRANO/Down and Out
The lawyer who had devoted years of his life to trying to save Rhodes Tavern this fall had to stand by and watch a wrecking crew demolish the squat historic structure. Grano can take some solace in the fact that he won voter approval of a nonbinding referendum expressing support for saving Rhodes Tavern. 5. LOTTERY BOARD/$50,000 Mistake
It was grin-and-bear-it time for the hapless board when it concluded this summer that it had no choice but to "make good on its bet" and allow Hesham Ibrahem to keep the $100,000 he was mistakenly given after he won $50,000. But the prize was a mixed blessing. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents who read about Ibrahem, a native of Egypt, had him arrested and charged with being an illegal alien. 6. ALEX EXUM/Resignation
The D.C. Lottery Board was in the news again in late November when Exum, the lottery's $45,048-a-year executive assistant, resigned while under investigation for possible conflict of interest. A 1984 Honda Accord was lent to Exum's wife, Lolita, by the president of a firm that rents space to the lottery board about the same time that the firm obtained approval to do more than $30,000 in business with the board. The matter was under investigation by the D.C. inspector general's office. 7. ROBERT H. SIGHOLTZ/Out of Favor
Without explanation, the D.C. Armory Board ousted Sigholtz as general manager of the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium and the Armory complex after 11 years of service. Sigholtz, according to sources, had fallen out of favor with Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, who would like to take control of the stadium from the city. 8. BERL BERNHARD/A Big Loss?
It was a rough year for businessman Bernhard, who saw his Washington Federals football team go down the drain. Bernhard sold the Federals at an enormous loss. The team was moved to Orlando and given a new name: the Renegades. The city has been slow in mourning the loss of what many consider one of the worst professional teams of all time in any sport. 9. 14TH STREET STRIP/Closing Down
This was a bad year for sleaze in Washington -- notably for the block of 14th Street NW between H and I streets where most of the city's topless bars, massage parlors and adult bookstores are located. First, a few of the 14th Street bars, including Benny's Home of the Porno Stars, were closed down and boarded up. Then on the other side of the street, a fire disrupted sex-related businesses in the big Casino Royal building, which is scheduled to be torn down in two years anyway. 10. JERRY A. MOORE JR./A Big Defeat
The good-natured Baptist minister and 15-year veteran of the City Council raised and spent a record $175,000 in a vain attempt to retain his at-large council seat. Even with the backing of the mayor and six Democratic council members, Republican Moore couldn't fend off challenger Carol Schwartz. Some say Moore's fatal mistake was to ignore his friends' recommendation that he shed his GOP label and run instead as an independent in this overwhelmingly Democratic city.