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Archive - Nov 2012


November 5th

The Literary Hill

Washington in the Dark

Mike Canning finally got his wish. A Foreign Service Officer for 28 years, he always dreamed of being able to go to the movies in the daytime—and being paid to review them. For nearly 20 years now, he’s been the Hill Rag’s movie critic. Happily, all that time spent in dark theaters has dimmed neither his insight nor his enthusiasm.

Shoe Service Institute Supports Peter Bug’s Program at Spingarn High

Spingarn High School in Northeast DC has received $10,000 in new equipment, and $5,000 in supplies  from the Shoe Service Institute of America (SSIA) to help John “Peter Bug” Matthews retain and expand his shoe repair program.  The presentation occurred at a ceremony at the school on October 16.

SSIA president Don Rinaldi said the group “considers this an investment in our future because one of our main challenges is the shortage of training programs to bring young people into our industry.”

Active Isolated Stretching

Exercise that Can Increase Strength and Flexibility, Eliminate Pain and Improve Overall Health

Jeffrey Haggquist was a massage therapist who had an injured shoulder from years of playing sports. It was uncomfortable, and as the years progressed, his ability to lift his arm deteriorated. Dr. Haggquist thought the pain and immobility was permanent until he met Aaron Mattes and discovered Active Isolated Stretching (AIS).

A Deep Dive into DC Revenue Analysis: Crystal Balls, Fiscal Cliffs and Other Metaphors

The Numbers

In this month’s column, we’re going to talk about why the District has unexpected deficits or surpluses sometimes—such as the $140 million in bonus money announced at the end of September—and how we can best use our resources given this volatility.

Deflating Bloat Prevention, recognition and treatment of gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) in your dog

There are certain emergencies you come to anticipate when working in the ER; however none of them get a veterinary staff to jump to attention more quickly than when the word “bloat” is mentioned. Every member of the triage team understands that when it comes to bloat or the more scientific name – Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) - time is of the essence and cutting a half an hour off of initial treatment of that patient may be the difference of life or death.

Something Different for Thanksgiving

The Wine Guys

ANC 6A Report

Present at the Oct. 11 ANC 6A meeting: Commissioners Alberti, Healy, Holmes, Hysell, Ronneberg, Veenendaal-Selck. Absent: Commissioners Lawler, Mack.

Mobile Options

ANC 6D Report

Sometimes “Great Weight” Has Great Weight

The regulations governing ANCs say that the views of the Commissions will be given “great weight” in zoning cases, the granting of alcoholic beverage licenses and other issues that impact the communities in which the ANC is located. Often, city officials and agencies follow the advice of the ANCs, but there are times when issues are given great weight, and decisions turn out otherwise. This is a tale about how it should work,