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2006-05-16 16:17:54

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Anthony Williams endorsed city council Chairman Linda Cropp on Tuesday as the mayoral candidate best positioned to carry forward his legacy of rebuilding the city. Williams, who is not seeking re-election to a third term this autumn, said Cropp, with whom he sparred over a new baseball stadium, would maintain fiscal prudence and encourage development while improving education and affordable housing. "You get all the things you...

2006-02-08 01:33:13

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course, the Washington, D.C., city council early on Wednesday approved a new stadium lease with Major League Baseball that caps the city's project costs at $610.8 million, easing a threat that the Washington Nationals could move elsewhere. New language inserted into an emergency measure sparked a ninth-inning rally of support for the project, allowing the lease to pass by a 9-4 vote, hours after the council rejected it 8-5. The...

2006-02-07 13:11:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington's city council was poised to demand a $300 million construction cost cap for a new baseball stadium on Tuesday, delaying a vote on a crucial lease agreement for the project until the cap could be considered. The demand, which came in the form of emergency legislation introduced on Tuesday, is the latest twist in a long-running battle to win council support for a new, city-financed home for the Washington Nationals. The stadium project, estimated to...

2005-10-04 20:08:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, now a city council member, is under investigation for failing to pay income tax, local media reported on Tuesday. Barry, 69, who made a comeback in Washington politics despite a conviction for smoking crack cocaine that ended his mayoral term 15 years ago, declined to comment on the reports, which could not be independently confirmed with prosecutors. NBC affiliate WRC-TV, The Washington Post, and WTOP radio, all...

2005-09-30 15:12:44

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Anthony Williams has bowed out of the race for re-election, but insists he has not crippled an ambitious agenda for his final 15 months in office. Williams said his plans for a new $300 million-plus regional medical center, new library system, $500 million convention hotel and new Department of Environment for the U.S. capital will not be held hostage by election-year politics among the three city council members vying to...

2005-09-29 17:42:36

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Anthony Williams, who presided over the city's journey from urban blight to fiscal prosperity, said on Thursday he will not seek a third term, throwing next year's election wide open. Williams, a 54-year-old Democrat, told supporters at a community center that he wanted a new challenge and to allow the mayoral race to focus on critical issues facing the U.S. capital, not his own record. "It's time for me to begin a new chapter...

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2004-11-30 18:00:04

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia Council approved financing a ballpark for the Washington-bound Expos after voting Tuesday to cap funding at $630 million. The council approved the plan 6-4 with three members, including Chair Linda W. Cropp, voting present. The measure must be approved a second time to become law. It was not immediately clear whether major league baseball would agree to the cap, which was not contained in the deal signed in September by the Expos and Washington Mayor...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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