Tagged: Washington Post

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DC schools: Paid for Grades

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced plans yesterday to boost dismal achievement at half the city’s middle schools by offering students an unusual incentive: cash. — WaPo: D.C. Tries Cash as a Motivator In School Ok, what?! I’m all...

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Music is for profit, not fun!

I won’t say that I didn’t see this coming, but I have been dreading it. Pandora may be near shutting down. Last year, an obscure federal panel ordered a doubling of the per-song performance royalty that Web radio stations pay...

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iPhone: City Guide revisited

So I played around a little bit more with Washington Post’s City Guide iPhone application. With the restaurant search, my most likely to be used function, I’m finding a serious lack of listings around me that I know exist but...

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WaPo wants a piece of the app action!

I just got e-mail from the Washington Post about their new iPhone application, City Guide. We are continuing to explore opportunities to translate features on washingtonpost.com for mobile audiences and the City Guide application was a natural fit. With this...

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Oooooh… No they didn’t!

From On the Red Line comes a very funny discovery: The Washington Post publishes a fine array of puzzles. Although I’m primarily a cryptoquote fan, I also enjoy the Hasbro Scrabble Gram that runs every day. You are given four...

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“This place has been my life”

After 40 years, the Childe Harold shut down Saturday for the last time. The owner made no announcement, saying he was too grief-stricken over losing something that has been in his blood since he was a teenager washing dishes in...

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I wonder if I can send this one in to Mythbusters?

A poll released yesterday by the Associated Press made it official: Americans are more likely to believe in ghosts (34 percent) than to believe that President Bush is doing a good job with the war in Iraq (29 percent). —...

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Will Work for a Vote

Republican lawmakers today blocked the Senate from taking up the D.C. voting rights bill, dealing a major blow to the District’s most promising effort in years to get a full member of Congress. D.C. Vote Bill Dies in Senate Well...

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From the Post blogs

A recent letter to the Get There blog at washingtonpost.com: Letter From Fed-Up Metro Rider This letter came in on Aug. 1 from an Arlington commuter who gave up on Metro. He starts off describing a particular incident, but it...