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JANUARY, 1998CITY MANAGEMENT
101LoebMayor Says '98 Plans Still up In Air--Barry weighs bid, life after office, fire gone? race main issue
106MillerEx-DC Council Member (Whittington) Gets Probation in Election Fraud Case--120 hrs community service
107EditorMiss Whittington's Sentence-- she claims prosecutors sought to incriminate Barry--but she erred
108Loeb/MillerBarry's Bitter Reflections--1997 Wasn't Great from Mayor's Perspective
109ThompsonCouncil Backs Barry Choice for Inspector General--well known 72 yr old E. Barrett Prettyman--for 1 year
110PlastrikTough and Ready--can Barnett, TX sharpshooter improve city, survive crossfire? has before in Austin
110KingDay of Dialogue and a Year of Reckoning--pray city picks better mayoral candidate, or 'shame on us'
110NakashimaDelegates Predict Turmoil in VA House--fast-shrinking Dem majority makes leadership challenge
110StaffDC Mayor Takes Security on California Trip--2 officers go along on visit to relatives
111HarrisDC Council Wants Tax Cuts for Consumers, Business--lower sales tax to equal MD,VA
112TwomeyA DC (Mayoral) Race Where Color Mustn't Matter--should judge white Jack Evans on merit, not color
113EditorTaking License with Licenses--impenetrable, lethargic bureaucracy--city overhaul overdue
113StaffInterim (until confirmed) US Attorney (Wilma Lewis) Sworn In replacing Eric Holder--Motley to be #2
114Hsu/MeltonPartisan Fever Grips Richmond--pushing tax cuts, education, environment, etc.
114ViseDC Choice (Barnett) Prompts Racial Reactions: some OK, others demand black in black majority city
115ViseNew Inspector General (Prettyman) Vows to Probe Citywide for Waste, Fraud--wants more staff, cars
115StaffNorton Urges Racial Harmony in City-- only fair Barnett should be judged by job, not race--just like blacks
116HarrisStraight Talk on Race--Mayor's 2nd Annual 'Day of Dialogue' draws 80 people to discuss issues
116Vise/HarrisDC Manager (Barnett) Off to Fast Start--uses snow to show she means business--push customer services
116FountainWard 7 Activists Set Out tp Make City Pay Attention--hold officials accountable who naglect local problems
121ViseCity Mgr Gets Thumbs Up from Mayor, Council--officials hope Barnett will enhance democratic process
121WoodleeBarry Taking City Hall on Road--mobile office to visit constituents in Southeast--campaigning??
122Powell/Loeb(Over 50) Ministers Form New Coalition--assert they have been 'too passive in DC political process'
122LoebFired Up', Barry Touts' Won't Tell--news conf has campaign feel: gets $840K MCI check for Dec sales tax
123LoebOn the Road, a Tired, but Tireless Barry--fields tough questions in Wards 7,8 all day--mixed results
123Mrs. Becton(ltr)Shifting the Blame: ministers leading protest against white CMO; blaming others; gotta save themselves
123Williams/HarrisChavous Likely to Announce Mayoral Bid--DC Council Member to 'share his vision of city' at SE church
126ConstableChavous Announcement Is Not the One to Run--avoids final step at political speech at key SE church
127EditorDC's Year of Decision--primaries on Sept 15 for DC delegate, mayor, 5 council seats--find leaders now
128LoebDC Chief Financial Officer Considering Mayoral Bid--Tony Williams tests water--Barry says 'great idea'
129EditorMr. Williams Must Decide Now--shouldn't mix financial job and politics, 'even for a day'
129LoebMayor Shuffles Race Cards--hears complaints from blacks re hiring white CMO Barnett
129HarrisDC Council Refuses to Vote on (Renegotiated Parking Meter) Contract--miffed by Control Board by-pass
129LoebBarry Says He'd Welcome Williams Mayoral Campaign--expects 40% of votes: whoever runs--good for him
130WilliamsFor Barnett, Controversy Hits Home--B&B (where she's staying) is in violation of City Zoning Laws
131Woodlee/LoebBarry Weighs a New Campaign--and a New Career--speculation on alternate jobs
131StaffFinancial Officer (Williams) Says Mayoral Run Unlikely--no strong backing, need to resign post
FEBRUARY, 1998
203EditorA New DC Personnel System: 'dramatic overhaul' in Patterson's Omnibus Personnel Reform Act of 1997
203LoebDC Finance Chief (Williams) Rules Out Mayoral Race--as too costly--despite DCStory poll results!
203HarrisMayoral Candidate (Gildenhorn) Funding his Own Bid--Democrat has invested $200K
203BehrDC Development Plan Wins Broad Support: Nat Cap Revital'z'n Act (NCRC) to favor key areas across city
204WilliamsCouncil Approves (Unanimously) Personnel Reform Plan, Rejects 'Signing Bonuses'--called major step
205Staff2 Officials Leave DC Regulatory Agency; one fired (pay, $72K), one resigns ($63K) in push for 'excellence'
205StaffDistrict Politics: Largest DC churches (Israel, Shiloh, Baptist) form 'Ministerium' to back mayoral candidate
205StaffDistrict Politics: Barry friend claims mayor is sitting on poll saying he cannot win another mayor's race
208TapscottClinton Plans to Appear at Moran Fund-Raiser--Democrat one of president's most loyal allies
208MastersArlington Manager Seeks 2.2% Budget Increase--include funds for youth safety, computers, services
211Powell(Ward 7 Democrat) Chavous Makes It Official: Enters Mayor's Race, says race about 'soul of city'
211Loeb(DC Counsel) Legal Opinion Backs Barry Effort to Regain Power--hire new city administrator of his own
211VisePayroll Ghosts: Audit Determines (at least 20) Dead Retirees Getting DC Pensions--didn't notify city
212EditorBarry vs. Control Bd--Barry's (silly?) attempts to get power back should be settled by Congress quickly
215ViseDC's Strong Mayor Form of Gov't May Be Gone For Good--GUPPI study for Cntrl Bd looks at options
215WilliamsActivist (Mendelson) Asks Control Board to Overturn Omnibus Reg Reform Bill--Council disapproves of ploy
220LoebBarry Invites Barnett and 9 Dept Heads to Cabinet Session--as she invites his dept hds to her mtgs
221WilliamsHarold Brazil Eyes DC Mayor's Job--expected to Join Chavous, Evans--'irrelevant' to Barry
226Loeb/ViseBarry Enters Free-Fly Zone--benefactor underwrites mayor's air fare for forthcoming trip to Israel
227Staff12 Pastors Seek Action on Zoning Rules--OK day care, tutoring, etc. besides 'prayer and Xmas tree sales'
228KingMayor Barry's Baggage--why send failure to Israel--will he look like businessman or Mobuto Sese Seko?
MARCH, 1998
302LoebDC Pays Top Dollar to Attract Executives--64 officials over $100K--(22 are 'outsiders')--great DC org chart
303StaffCongregations Protest Sunday Morning Race--want it shifted to afternoon, or other day
304Williams/ViseCouncil/Congress on Collision Course over Council adding residency rqmt to omnibus personnel bill
305WilliamsDC Finds 3639 Voters on Rolls in Pr. George's--261 cast ballots in both places
305EditorNot Called Ward 9 for Nothing--city election officials must get all resources they need for clean election
305Loeb/WheelerBarry Declares 'New Era of Ethics' for gov't workers as magazine cites DC among 10 most corrupt cities
306ViseBarry's Power in Jeopardy--Faircloth Weighs Stripping Mayor's Authority to help recruit new police chief
306StaffOutdoor Vendors Get Reprieve--Council gives vendors at Eastern Market another year
308Browne, opedDC Needs a Strong Mayor: Congress out to get Barry: We need right to elect mayor, deal with his mistakes
309PyattRegulatory Reform Should Begin with Reformers--Council bill is rushed, gotta start with DCRA
312WilliamsBig Raise for Mayor Wins Vote--Council OKs immediate raise from $90K to $125K as matter of principle
312LoebBarry Demands Spot on DC Control Board--claims no permission needed, finds CB statute won't allow it
312Loeb/WilgorenBarry's Chief Lobbyist to Leave--ex-guard, labor director Demczuk says mayor 'still in charge of his future'
313Vise/WheelerDC Official Makes a Much-watched Move--Barnett Buys House in Mt. Pleasant--Ward 4
314KingWise People and Wiseacre Politician--Barry's goof about getting on Control Board
314HarrisNew Place for Old Congregation--Shiloh Baptist Church opens $12M new sanctuary 6 years after fire
316MurphyNew Home Opens for the Lord--Shiloh Baptist redicates itself--40% of 3500 members live outside DC
318WheelerExpert on Canon Law Will Head Catholic U.--Rev David O'Connell from LI New York
319Williams(Councilman) Brazil Enters the Race for DC Mayor--wants to 'restore democracy and comptency'
321EdsallChristian Network to Pay ('significant') IRS Fine--two years' exempt status--for political campaign activities
321KingLet's Stop Wringing Our Hands--stop whining and put up good candidates for Mayor's job--like Holder
322LengelBarnett Gets a Glimpse of Neighborhood's Woes--hears from Upper Columbia Hts at church
325HarrisDrivers Paid DC Millions in Improper Fines--City owes refunds in 829,000 cases since 1981
328KingTake the Deal Mr. Mayor--offered 'six-figures' by 13-member Consortium of DC Metro Area Universities
328Editor$17.8 million in IOU's--double-billing often due to lack of record-keeping, need to get licenses renewed
329Kellar ltrA Mayor--and a Manager Too--Council/Manager approach successful big cities, small locales nearby
329Woodlee/LoebBarry Considers Academic Position--Money is Lined Up for Professorship--year's work got chair endowed
331EditorThe Elusive Marion Barry--problems of avoiding security detail, criticizing its head, -- 'latest mess'
331Strauss/HarrisBarry Blames Politics for Latest Flap--just not unusual to stop by homes of friends/supporters to chat
APRIL, 1998
403PowellDC's Reticent Mayoral Candidates--tiptoeing around Barry, status quo--biding time, avoiding goading
404WilliamsFor DC Mayor, Graceful Exit Might Be Tricky--says can't be bribed out of running--by university offers
405ViseBarry Offers Proposals to Improve Economy--boost home ownership, day care, training with '99 surplus
406ViseDC Plan Calls for (10%) Raises, ($20M) Tax Cuts--city leaders reach agreement for '99 budget
406WoodleeBarry Camp Thins as Mayor Contemplates 5th Term--many key promoters verging on defecting or gone
408WilliamsDC Council Votes to Require New Workers to Be Residents: Control Bd may oppose, Congress sure to
408StraussGroup Will Not Sponsor Barry Professorship--no mechanism for 13-U Consortium--individuals could
409EditorThe Residency Roll Call--10 to 2 vote was a 'cheap vote without consequence' suburbs may respond
409Loeb/StraussOn One Point, Barry's Crystal Clear--Still pondering run, but "no one can bribe him out of it"
409WoodleeBarry Says City's Needs Come First in his decision whether to run--has other job offers, need not win
417StraussBarry Shows Interest in Teaching Job--privately, but opportunity could be lost by hedging, delays
422MillerOnetime ('96) Barry Aide Accused of Fraud--charges held as Brown helped feds in DC corruption probe
424Vise/PowellDC's Top Lawyer (Ferren) Says Police Chief's Contract is Illegal--questions MOU oversight group
425KingWhere are the DC Voters? voter roles down 21,263 in two years--new voters registering independent
426McGuireWhy the Barry Chair is Not Academic--may seem humane, but certainly not university role
426StaffMark Thompson, statehood activist, declares for at-largeCouncil seat--Umoja (Unity) Party
427WilliamsResidency Rules Work in Some Cities (Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland)-64% DC wkrs live outside
429PowellMayoral Bid Will Center on Schools, says Chavous--wants live-in 'academies' for troubled youth
MAY, 1998
501MillerEx-Barry Aide Pleads Guilty to Fraud--'Roach' Brown admits to extorting from federal prisoners
502SpinnerFor (Senior) Pr. George's Curry Appointees, Residency is the Rule--applies to department heads
502MilloyMayor Barry's 12 Cautious Steps Toward a Decision--uncertain about running--getting philosophical?
502KingA City Wthout a Country--claims DC citizens bear all burdens of citizenship, but get no say--will someday
507Strauss/HarrisBarry Could Be College 'Resource"--universities still pitching new career: UDC 'politico in residence'
509EditorDouble Dipping on DC Ballots--now find 2300 Montgomery County voters on DC rolls too
512StaffBarry to Discuss Future with Supporters in closed session in Council chambers: he tells Baptist congregation
514Powell/HarrisThe Mayoral Race Goes to Church--all candidates listen to ministers lambast decayed political system
514PowellPastors Show Muscle for Mayor's Race--WIN ministers promise to register/control 15K new activist voters
514Staff98 DC Election Dates: 5/15, petitions out;7/8 filing deadline; 8/17 registration; 9/15 primary, 11/3 gen'l elex :
515WoodleeResidents Push for Mayoral Bid by Williams--meet in SE church--CFO claims not interested
517Powell/ViseBarry Enjoying Spot in Spotlight--getting media attention while 'winding down' on decision to run
517Sullivan ltrAccountable Self-Government--DC mess not Faircloth's fault--result of not bearing burdens of democracy
517PowellBrazil Starts Race With Strong Words--blasts inept, corrupt DC gov't--vows to help Control Bd fix it
519Loeb/MorinSurvey Shows Barry ahead of the Pack--but 57% blacks, 90% whites say he should not run again
521WilliamsMayor Has Job Offer--to act as consultant to Nat'l Assn for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
521ViseStronger DC Rule Sought--Norton wants end to Appns Comm's--Moran pro, Faircloth anti, Davis on fence
522Loeb/WoodleeBarry Says He Won't Seek Another Term--Turbulent Era that defined DC Comes to an End
522Williams With Barry Out, Candidates' Challenge is Keeping Voters Tuned In: Blacks lean to Chavous, whites, Brazil
522EditorA Much-welcomed Decision--Barry clearly not the one to balance books, reform mgmt, woo Congress
523KingWashington Before Barry--and after: mayor's office now caricature, cheap burlesque--gotta recoup losses
524StaffBarry Asks Clinton for 2000 More Summer Jobs: 7500 of 11,000 sign-ups covered--only 660 in private sector
524Morin/DeanePolitics Without Barry: Candidates Must Finesse Control Board Issue--voters claim they'll vote in droves
524MilloyBattle-Weary Supporters Relieved by Barry's Choice but 40+% blacks wanted him to run --'finger vote"
528Harris/WoodleeCandidates Feel Their Way in Debate--first meeting heats up only at mention of Convention Center
530WoodleeDC Financial Chief (Williams) Weighs Mayoral Bid--Promises Quick Decision--would have to quit
531ViseFinancial Officer Williams To Run for DC Mayor--will resign post to run--no funds, some enemies here
531WilliamsAt Rally, Evans Vows to Put DC on Better Path--more police, less druggies, more control of schools
JUNE, 1998
601Woodlee/HarrisTo Many, Williams is Just Another Face in the Mayoral Crowd--lacks recognition (and cash)
602Woodlee/ViseWilliams Pleases a Crowd--in SE church hall--running on track record as CFO; self-effacing "bean counter"
603EditorA Promising Primary After All--Barry out, Williams in--will be 'testing period" for who has what it takes (?)
604Vise/PowellFaircloth Invokes DC Power Shift in NC Campaign--benefits from 'knocking Barry down to size'
605ViseBrimmer Urges Permanent Transfer of Much City Power--keep indep CMO, CFO, and IG appt'd by mayor/Council
605PowellCandidates Court Labor in Debate--only Evans admits differences--like matching jobless benefits to MD
606KingBrimmer's Blueprint--replacing 'comic opera fiasco' gov't good, but can't do by fiat--must respect 'home rule'
607WilliamsLong-Shot Woos Voters At Party--Gildenhorn pledges 'economic renaissance'--would hire Williams back!
608EditorBrush Away the Brimmer Plan--'lone-wolf idea' is wrong plan at wrong time for wrong reasons (!?)
610WoodleeRace for Mayor Likely to Be Costly--candidates courting campaign dollars--gift limit raised to $2000
610PowellTough Rhetoric Marks Mayoral Debate--Williams is Subject of Pointed Criticism--for taking too much credit
611EditorVote That Counts is Counted--Post supports Norton push to regain vote in Congress--end 2nd class status
611WoodleeEvans Is Far Ahead in Fund Raising Race--has $540K v $260K for Chavous, $142K for Brazil
611Staff'Shadow Representative' (Sabrina Sojourner) Enters Council Race for at-large seat--wants quality services
612PowellEx-Senator for Mayor?--S Dakota's Pressler Ponders DC Bid--somewhat eccentric, but cares about DC
613KingBehind the Candidates' 'Warm Fuzzies'--assesses candidates--wants serious display of underlying issues
615ViseColleagues Criticize Brimmer's "solo mission" DC Plan (stressing professional CMO, CFO,IG after Cntl Bd)
615StaffAmbrose Seeking Re-election in Ward 6 v Archbishop Stallings of self-started AfroAmerican Catholic Group
616EditorDebating DC Government--no reason to delay wide airing of gov't restructuring, despite Brimmer ill-timing
617PowellGoing For Broke--Candidate Williams is Starting from Zero--can beancounter get winning numbers?
617HarrisPrayer, Prospecting for Votes on Menu at Mayor's (last) prayer breakfast--clergy mix politics/religion
617StaffFormer Senator Pressler Decides Against DC Mayoral Bid--still wants DC to be 'Hong Kong on Potomac'
618PowellSchwartz Cites Common Bonds in Launching 3rd Mayoral Bid--5 other Republicans may challenge her
619Powell/HarrisCandidates Clash over DC Fiscal Rebound at Petworth Church forum--claim fed changes, not Williams, did it
620StraussHighest Paid DC official is Ct-apptd Rcvr for DC Jail med services @$198K; DC Med Examiner @$165K
620EditorTime to Rein in Rep. Taylor--House should act early to save Taylor from himself--and last year's disaster
621LoebDemocrats in Ward 8 Tilt Slightly to Chavous, Williams 2nd, no one 'endorsed'--requires 60% majority
622PowellDC Mayoral Candidates Court Labor Endorsement by 175 MetroWash AFL-CIO unions--Chavous leads
625HarrisMayoral Forum a Yelling Match--rowdy audience at SE church makes discussing issues tough
626HarrisMayoral Candidates Back Rent Control--even Williams refutes control board position to scrap it
626MatthewsMayoral Hopeful Brazil Focuses on DC Schools--wants to cut class size and school size
627EditorMayoral Candidates and Taxes--no better time to address Tax Revision Commission proposals
628LoebWilliams Launches Mayoral Bid at Ward 4 Rally--wants future that commands respect, not demands it
630PowellChavous Wins Union Backing in Mayor's Race--MetWash AFL-CIO represents 41,000 households
JULY, 1998
701StaffANC 4D Treasurer Wrote Checks to Dead Husband, sons, brother, audit shows
701WilliamsWilliams Touts Substance, Not Style--says Chavous front-runner for mayor, should be running for movie role
702LoebEvans Would Freeze DC Spending--pay off debt, add 'innovation bank'; Williams supports value-added tax
702WilliamsChavous's Campaign Manager Quits Amid Reports of Discord...says she 'has completed assigned mission'
703SlevinWorking for the Vote--DC Citizens Petition for Say in Congress--'birthright' supported by White House
705WeeFor DC Politicians, Campaign Season Begins with Palisades Parade
706Constable DC Mayoral Candidates reaching Out to DC's 7800 Latinos
710WilliamsTeachers Union Endorses Williams--snubbing Chavous, breaking with Labor Coalition
712TorryDC Democrats Rally for Policies, Politicking--new leadership reviving party--push to retire city debt
712WittesThe Vote for DC--moral claim to representation unassailable--14th Amndmt right more complex--but possible
714StaffCity's Interim Employment Director Jones Retires after 31 years--wins CMO praise
714StaffDC Teachers Union Endorses Norton--unopposed Dem seeks 5th term as non-voting rep in Congress
715PowellDon't Take the Credit, Brazil Tells Williams--Gildenhorn all but endorses Williams--Williams for tax reform
717StaffDC Workers to Get 2-Yr Raises--CntlBd OK's 3.7% in '99, 3.9% in '00 for 7000+; OKs school sales,leases
720Powell/HarrisMayoral Candidates Support New Housing, Youth Programs--grilled by church pastors pondering endorsements
721PowellIn Mayoral Race, Tax Cutting Takes Lead--Evans, Chavous reject Tax Commission Rpt, Williams hedges
722PowellAt Forum, Mayoral Candidates Talk Taxes, Seek Business Vote--Brazil, Chavous, Evans reject gross receipts tax
730PowellEvans Wins Chamber of Commerce Backing as most 'business friendly'--Williams snubbed for pro-tax stand
731WoodleeTwo Barry Backers Support Williams: boxing promoter Newman; Rev Wilson of Union Temple Baptist Church
731PowellWilliams Details Education Plan--1000 student tech high school in SE w/business help--better than jail
AUGUST, 1998
801StaffEmployment Director Nominee Irish Endorsed by Council
804MontgomerySex Lines Dialed from DC Children's Center--Aghency got $11K bill for six weeks in April,May
806WoodleeContributing Beyond the Limit in DC--Mayoral Donors Find Loopholes--businesses 'bundle' donations
806WilliamsWilliams Urges Better Child Care--"drop-in" centers for welfare moms. Evans pushes 1000 police on streets
807Powell'Mr. Bow Tie' Becomes Bulls-Eye--other candidates take aim at Williams--but 'kick-em-out' mood prevails
808King opedThe Bureaucrat to Beat--Williams campaign has caught on--wins straw polls; Brazil nowhere
808WilliamsChavous's Emphasis is Early Education--'SmartStart' still just a good discussion piece
810PowellCourting DC Blacks, Evans 'Upfront' on Race Issue--residents have voted for whites before
811HarrisEvans Attacks Williams's Proposed Business Tax--gross receipts tax could close, chase away firms
811WoodleeWilliams Tops 3 Rivals in Recent Fund-Raising--Has Taken in $400K in 8 weeks: incl $77K corporate
812EditorRace for DC Mayor--with home rule return in 2 years, who's best to field well-managed accountable gov't?
813StaffDC Council Mmbr Frank Smith Admits Not Having Morehouse College Degree--dropped out for SNCC
813HarrisMayor Barry Undecided on Whether to Endorse--Chavous or Williams would both 'welcome' support
814HarrisBarry Aiming to Mobilize Voters--along with 2 political allies who have endorsed Williams--says civic duty
816StaffBrazil Names New Campaign Manager--planning to be more aggressive
816Patterson opedThe Next Mayor's Not-So-Secret Weapon--exert rights to appoint competent cabinet--help get home rule back
816PowellBrazil's Transformation: No More 'Mr. Nice Guy'--seems to be swinging wildly--but wants to avoid 'Mr. Nasty'!
818WoodleeFirst Time DC Council Candidate Graham Tops Fund-Raising List--w/$126K--hopes to beat Frank Smith Ward 1
819WilliamsAt-Large Candidates Criticize Council on Schools, convention center site, grants mismanagement, etc.
820Staff$25K Civic Leadership Award Announced--from GWU/Bender Foundation--for civic dedication
820WilliamsIn Break with Business Groups (Chamber of Commerce), Bd of Trade Backs Williams despite tax plan
824LoebBrazil Proud of Regulatory Reform--has taken unpopular stands--his bill competes with Control Bd actions
824EditorNext DC Council--faces big challenges, tight budgets, poor past service--gotta get quality people, oversight
825EditorReelect Delegate Norton, Council Chair Cropp, Ward 3 's Patterson--they've served well
825Williams/ViseCouncil Backs Most of Rule Reforms--Control Bd sets deadline for regulatory actions--overlaps Council bill
825LoebChavous Touts Record on Schools, but critics call achievements slim, lacked commitment as chairman
826LoebThe Two Sides of Jack Evans--reputations as community crusader, friend of business, collide
826MillerEx-Barry Aide 'Roach' Brown Sentenced to 2 Years for Wire Fraud--killer and drug dealer too
828PowellIn Ward 4, Question Marks--(many middle-class) voters unsettled, mayoral hopefuls 'untested'--
828Powell (cont)Mayor Ends Weeks of Speculation by Saying He Won't Back Any Mayoral Candidate
829StaffDC Board of Elections Claims Still No Candidates for 114 out of 299 seats on ANCs
830WoodleeDeveloper Miller's Campaign Gifts to 4 on DC Council Scrutinized--OK'd Barry bill to surplus DCRA bldg
830PowellWilliams in Lead in Race for Mayor at 38%: Chavous 19%; Brazil 8%; Evans 7%--but 20% undecided
SEPTEMBER, 1998
901ViseRestore Home Rule in '99, Brimmer Details Proposal--let Council make laws, not contracts
901Vise (cont)Brimmer admits failed to fix city services--wants new mayor to hire city mgr, independent CFO, IG
901EditorPost Supports Sharon Ambrose for Ward 6--thoughtful, knowledgeable, effective legislator
902HarrisDC Latinos Endorse Williams--now about 10,000 registered voters
903PowellUnions Split on Candidates: teachers , builders, for Williams; AFL-CIO, Chavous; corrections officers, Brazil
903MorinPoll Puts Williams in Front with 37%; Chavous 20%; Brazil 8%; Evans 7%; undecided still 20%
906EditorPost Endorses Williams for Mayor ('in close call')--none match experience in executive, mgmt, fiscal smarts
909WoodleeWilliams (w/$733K), Evans (w/722K) Lead Pack in Fund-raising:Chavous $455K; Brazil $298K.
911CottmanDC Mayoral Candidates Fill Airwaves with Ads--targetting blacks--expected to be 7 of 10 voters
911Harris/WilliamsCandidates Show Wear As Mayor's Race Nears Finish--many still undecided--Brazil blessed by ministers
913PowellShying Away From the Mayor--Staying Away from the Polls--four reformers avoid criticizing Barry
913WilliamsA City Wonders: What Now?--few top spots offer little room for political growth--some look beyond Cntl Bd
913Powell/CottmanMayoral Candidates Sprinting Toward Finish Line--targetting many undecided working-class blacks
913Raskin/RichieExperts Call for 'Instant Runoffs' to Get Voters Out--add 2nd choice to ballots, drop losers til get majority
914EditorWashington Post endorsed Candidates: Williams, Norton, Cropp, Graham,Orange, Ambrose
914SlevinSuit Challenges DC Lack of Vote in Congress--DC residents/chief lawyer file 61-pg suit to gain equal rights
914Harris/WoodleeDC Churchgoers Hear Prayer from Mayoral Candidates--Evans, Brazil, Chavous bang on Williams
916PowellWilliams Wins Mayoral Primary--trounces dem. field with 50% of votes cast--32% dems, 12% reps turnout
917Harris/WoodleeDC Council Could Become Majority White: 63% black city (?), now 8/13 in council, could drop to 6/13
917CottmanMayoral Race by Ward: Williams takes Wards 1,2,3,4,6--with 58%, loses 5,7,8 with 36%
917StaffDC's Barnett Names Moore, ex-head of DC Dept Corrections, as an interim deputy mgmt officer
917StaffDavis, Morella Back Norton on Right to Get House Floor Vote from House Rules Committee next Term
918EditorThe DC Primary and Beyond--good results/poor turnout--Williams needs help from Chavous,Brazil, Evans
918EditorBarry, Race, and Party--can't overlook his racial views--will other Democratic leaders disavow them?
918Powell/CottmanDemocrats on Williams To-Woo List--Barry OK, primary losers miffed, poor blacks voted for Chavous
919KingLessons on Losing--and Winning--Well: Chavous gotta learn not to pout, Williams to get closer to poor
919Williams et alA Show of Unity by DC Democrats--black and white candidates agree race not a campaign issue
922HarrisDC Council Member Thomas not Conceding Primary to Orange--some Ward 5 ballots uncounted
924WilliamsSchwartz Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign--wants fed payment back, ANCs funded, voting rights approved
926KingClinton, Barry, and Black Loyalty--both appear as trusted friends of blacks still quietly suspicious of whites
929NealNat'l Primary Turnout Decline Continues--down to 17% from 25% in '66--unaffected by Clinton problems
930CottmanChavous Endorses Williams--two weeks after primary: others already committed, plus Barry
OCTOBER, 1998
1001HarrisA Laudatory Look at Barry Years--Arena Trbute Set for Outgoing Mayor--activist/hero of late '60s
1001EditorDefunding Democracy in DC--House action killing ANC funding an error--need to encourage grass-roots
1001StaffRace Really Over--Orange declared winner in Ward 5 Democratic primary
1002Woodlee et alSchwartz Lays Out Economic Proposal--wants sales, income tax cuts, no business tax, fed payment back
1003KingThe Real People Behind Tony Williams--names grass-roots sponsors that got Williams up and running
1004CottmanWilliams, Absent and Attacked--skips mayoral forum, blasted by Schwartz, fringe party candidates
1005WilliamsSchwartz Wears GOP Mantle Loosely--dogged independent --doesn't take nat'l Republican $
1006ViseCntl Board Looks to Give DC Mayor More Power--avoid micromgmt--candidates bang on Barnett
1006Vise (cont)Williams vows to work with Council, Board, and Congress--says people want mayor to set tone/agenda
1007WoodleeSchwartz Finds It Takes 2 to Fight--Williams ignores barbs--praises 'Carol'--is called patronizing
1007EditorThe DC Mayoral Debates--3 or 4 citywide debates on specific issues needed--better than local fora
1008MontgomeryAfter 3 Weeks, Barry Backs Entire Democratic Slate--embracing whites--pledging help to Williams
1009CottmanSchwartz, Williams Go to Bat for Seniors (68K over 65)--housing, nursing care: Schwartz hits adult illiteracy
1010WoodleeWilliams Names New Campaign Manager--veteran knows city--Benton to build 'national constituents'
1011EditorA Retrograde and Ineffectual Congress--legislative record barren--no tobacco bill,campaign reform, etc.
1013ViseWilliams Pledges No Mass Lay-offs--effects of 1997 firings linger: AFL-CIO local won't endorse either
1014WoodleeWilliams Has Raised $1M In Race, Schwartz $188K--businesses swinging to Williams
1014StaffANCs May Get Full Funding--if Council passes tighter laws on handling $, OK to reprogram $573K
1015MontgomeryBarry Drops Old Ally Hilda Mason, Backs Umoja Candidate Thompson--to keep Council majority black
1016WilliamsDetroit's Mayor Touts Williams as One to 'Get Home Rule Back'--urges support from minority business grp
1016WilliamsTaxes Fail to Take Hold as DC Election Issue--Schwartz sales tax cut , Wms gross receipts tax shrugged off
1020SlevinThe Candidate in Progress--DC Mayoral Favorite Williams is learning on the run
1021WoodleeCampaigning for Crossovers--Schwartz strives to overcome lack of Republicans (25K of 342K registered)
1021EditorDC Council: Wards and Chairman: Post supports Cropp, Patterson, Ambrose, Graham, Orange--Cropp is key
1022WoodleeSchwartz Intensifies Her Attacks on Williams as 'heartless, inhumane'--DC Chamber endorses Williams
1022ViseCity Mgr in the Storm--Barnett weathers criticism, uncertain future--too much time on vision v nuts&bolts?
1023WilliamsBarry Gets Red Carpet Treatment--10K fans honor mayor for lifetime of service--helping blacks find place
1023CottmanWilliams Takes Campaign High Road--avoids debate, answering Schwartz attacks--adopts Barry style?
1023DewarCapitol Tally: One Big Win, Many More Losses: 2-yr record of 105th Congress spotty at best
1023EditorAt-Large: Post Picks Catania (Rep) again, and Wilborn (Indep)--newcomer lawyer w/solid civic record
1024WoodleeSchwartz, Williams Talk of Firings--say they would take action against incompetence with due process
1024King Thanks for Running--to DCites who run despite likes of VA's Davis saying 'I don't care whose money it is'
1025MontgomeryChange is Byword in Council Campaign--new hopefuls energize contest as old incumbents drop out
1025EditorWilliams for Mayor--after 'close call' primary endorsement, gives clear edge to manager over politician
1026GreeneSchwartz Touts Lack of Political Baggage--boasts of legislative record, civic accomplishments
1027WoodleeAvailable Funds Favor Williams--though Schwartz claims 'impressive' fund-raising in final weeks
1029DewarToo Close to Call in North Carolina--Vet Sen. Faircloth battles newcomer--role as DC com chair not raised
1031WilliamsTony Williams and His (Dem) Party--Awkward Partners--Barry ghosts abound--Wms not pushing Wards 7,8
1031EditorDC Council: Vote Matters: Post again picks Cropp, Patterson, Ambrose, Wilbourn, Catania, Graham, Orange
NOVEMBER, 1998
1029StaffWilliams, Schwartz on Firings: both claim will fire incompetents--but using due process (next time!)
1102WilliamsCandidates in DC Spend Day Stumping--turnout is focus as race nears end
1102EditorTomorrow's Choices: Post endorses candidates for all DC, VA, MD (scores about 90% next day)
1102CottmanSchwartz and Williams Engage in Trolley Race--Williams claims new vision for city: if don't agree, get off
1103ViseDistrict Mayor to Regain Power--Control Bd to delegate authority over most areas to winner: legal Jan1 99
1104ViseBarnett Says DC Fixes Were Behind Scenes--in progress report to Congress on 269 mgmt reforms
1104CottmanWilliams Wins Big in DC Mayor's Race--democrat soundly defeats Schwartz: 66% to 3l%--Norton wins 90%
1104WoodleeMendelson, Catania Claim Wins for At-Large Seats--Mason loses--Council to be 7 white / 6 black
1105CottmanWilliams Feels Power--return of home rule among mayor-elect's vows--6 mos to make city clean, polite
1105ViseWilliams More Than Sharon Pratt Kelly Reprised--different from former 'outsider' in many ways
1105EditorDistrict Voters Speak--elected competent, businesslike over ideologues, provocative candidates
1105PowellSen Faircloth: The Man DC Loved to Hate: Barry cheers loss--wife helped run defeat by NC blacks
1105MontgomeryDC's New-look Council Pledges an Activist Agenda--6 of 13 new in two years--last 'young turks' failed
1105LooseCity Workers Pleased, Not Petrified, by ( expected) New Boss--most express hope, need for change
1105StaffCouncilwoman Patterson Criticizes Recycling Start-up--claims of disastrous start called unfair
1105WilliamsElection Lacks Spark, Voter Enthusiasm--only 39% of DC electorate votes--Schwartz loses every precinct
1106ViseWilliams Says Board To Give Him Power--expects all powers Barry once had--wants CMO to report to him
1107StaffNorton Wants City Officials to Report to Mayor--incl Police Chief and CMO--whose contracts w/Control Bd
1107KingWelcome, Mayor Willliams--6 ways to blow your first term (like Barry)--imagine dollies w/incandescent lust
1108CottmanDC's New Mayor--Against the Current--no rabbling-rousing, community activist, building black middleclass
1110TimbergFelons, Dead People on VA Voter Rolls--Audit says VA State BoE failed to strike 12,500 names
1111StaffProtesters Demand Marijuana Vote Tally--50, incl. Council's Mendelson demonstrate outside BoEE
1112WoodleeWilliams Taps Notables for 'Tricky" Transition-Dole/Raines to help double switch: mayors and frm Cntl Bd
1112StaffGreens win Major DC Party Status because 9100 voted for Livingston as shadow rep--5th major party!
1112Hsu/EilperinRep. Davis Lines Up Votes for Leadership Post--may well win chair of Nat'l Republican Cong Committee
1112StaffJudge Links 2 Suits (Adams, Ferren) on Vote in Congress--to be tried by special 3-judge panel together
1112FisherCandidate's Endorsements Questioned--some may have backed Wilbourn to avoid white majority
1112StaffCity Election Returns--including Bd of Eduction and ANCs final tally--votes vary by position
1112LooseLipsCPBarry Floods Council with 62 board nominees 2 days after election--appointed himself sports commissioner
1113EditorThe Williams Transition Team--rich in symbolism: may help most in policy/programs for needed outreach
1114EditorMayor Who Won't Let Go--Council must resist 'shameless midnight raid', pry Barry loose from DC govt
1116PlaninIncoming Speaker (Bob Livingston)'s 'Art of the Possible --restore harmony, avoid 'chaotic leadership'
1119HsuVA's Tom Davis to Lead Key GOP (Nat'l Repub Congress'n'l) Committee,--get more moderate members
1119Vise/LooseNorton Urges City to Streamline if it Wants (Federal) Funding Boost--restructure bureaucracy first
1119EditorThe DC Reforms Dispute--Patterson (may overstate) charges "slow, uneven,erratic reforms"--CMO, CntlBd agree
1120Lipton (DC Council) Bill Would Keep Trash Depot Open despite neighborhood complaints--Council squabbles
1121StaffRep Ernest Istook (R-Okla) to be chairman of House DC Appropriations Subcommittee
1121ViseFunding of MCI Gala for Barry Probed--questions focus on City's Cable TV Office--covered $30K deficit?
1122WoodleeWilliams Wants Barry's Spot on Sports Commission--Cropp agrees not to honor late Barry appointments
1122CottmanWilliams Plans Road Trip for Reforms--look at ideas in Detroit, Philly, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Portland , OR
1124SipressDC Focusing on Meters for Taxis--Council may get proposal next week--67-yr old zone system outdated
1124ViseCoverup Alleged in Funding of Barry Gala--Inspector General visits Cable TV office--documents shredded?
1124StaffBarry Seems Willing to Quit Sports Panel if Williams asks for it
1125EditorThe Council's New Lineup--Evans may get Finance, Ambrose or Schwartz Public Works, others same?
1125CottmanFor Williams, Influential Support--meets with First Lady to talk education, accountability, investment
1125ViseDC Interim Finance Chief Cabbell to Probe Funding of Barry Gala--Taxpayer $ allegedly diverted
1126Miller21-month Sentence for DC Water Supervisor--he, others did illegal private work on govt time, w govt stuff
1126CottmanWilliams Comes Out Swinging in Dispute over Sports Panel--denies he had agreement with Barry
1127MontgomeryHow a DC Referendum Wound Up in Limbo--Congress won't allow marijuana ballots counted on DC $
1127SlevinFor DC Still More Roadblocks--Congress says DC cannot spend its own $ to gain representation
1128CottmanBarry Hints at Possible Resignation from Sports Commission--even though Williams 'flip-flopped'
1128EditorWho Paid for Mayor's Gala? -- misue of govt $/property would be sorry final footnote to Barry's career
1128KingSay 'Good Night', Marion--has he ripped it again over sports commission?--give up 'severance pay' too!
1128CottmanDC Official Denies Tax Funds Were Used for Gala--$650K diversion was for other valid reasons
1129ViseRep Davis Optimistic about DC Subcommittee Chair Istook--Moran not--conservative ideolog?
1130WilgorenBarry Says He'll Quit Sports Commission Panel on Williams's Request--at any time
DECEMBER, 1998
1203WilliamsCouncil Seems Unlikely to Back $35.6K 'Transition Budget' for Barry: Wiliams gets $162K on way in
1204Vise (cont)Speaker Livingston turned down Norton's request for restored vote on House floor
1204Vise (Cont)Lott overheard referring candidly to Senate DC Appns Committee as a 'dregs' assignment
1204ViseWilliams Impresses House Leaders--GOP Livingston, Young , Istook, favors giving powers to mayor
1206CottmanWilliams Gears Up for Motor City--Williams says Detroit business-friendly model for DC
1206Raskin ltrBasic Disrespect for Democracy--Congress denies right to spend local $ on referendum, representation
1209Editor***'Dregs' They Are, Senator Lott--take the lead in eliminating four outmoded DC subcommittees
1211ViseUS Attorney's Office to Conduct Criminal Probe of Barry's DC Gala--city may have paid for some of it
1211WoodleeNo Black-Tie Inaugural Blowout for 'Mr. Bow Tie'--no parade, no 'party without a cause'--reception only
1213EditorDownsized DC Inaugural--Williams avoiding extravaganza--going to do things differently--Hallelujah!
1214CottmanDC Mayor-elect Plans Competition on Services--too many untrained wkrs, many shouldn't be on payroll
1215CottmanDC Workers Fear Layoffs Under Mayor-elect's 'managed competition' Plan--labor wants level field
1216EditorWhich Workers Work Best?--DC experience shows private firms no panacea--DC needs best of both
1218CottmanAt Forum, Williams Talks Reform--promises noticeable improvements in 6 mos: streets, trash, phones
1218WoodleeDC's First Lady to be Honored at Reception--has done much for kids and recreation center clean-up
1219MillerAssociate of Mayor Barry Back in US Court--behing $13K in payments on $172K forfeiture
1219EditorBystanders on Impeachment--when House decides President's fate, DC stands by, disenfranchised
1221ViseNew Mayor to Regain Powers Jan 2: Barnett to run most agencies under mayor, police report directly
1221WoodleeWilliams Handed Blueprint for Change by Dole/Raines: School report urges Ackerman join Cabinet
1222ViseDC Control Board Cedes Power to Williams--on Jan 2--Ramsey, Barnett to report to mayor--Moran OKs
1223EditorMore Powers--More Patience: shift likely to raise expectations--public gotta be patient--will take time
1228BehrNew Year Brings New Problems--Williams hopes to combine quick visible fixes and basic govt fixes
1230EditorDC Council Must Look at Itself--higher caliber work, basic reform needed to elevate respect, effectiveness
1231Eilperin(Speaker) Hastert's Goals: tax cuts; more for military and schools--social security top priority
1231LiptonI Have Been a Good Mayor'--touting his tenure, berating Republicans, Barry says farewell, enjoyed serving

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