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A milestone is coming up in D.C. education: the District's last public all-boys school is set [...]

Wizards Misery Report: Draft Dodging

Welcome back to the Wizards Misery Report, where we find our temporarily not-miserable Wizards with their four-game winning streak snapped by the Detroit Pistons just before the All-Star Break. Will the Wizards get their moves back? Find out below.
Sweepstakes: Will the Wizards pony up for Atlanta's Josh Smith, said to be leaving his team after [...]

The Needle: Toothless

Jim Slammed: The D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability said today that evidence suggests Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham broke some rules in his handling of the city's lottery contract. But the board decided not to investigate further because it has no way to punish Graham if it discovered he broke the law.  -4
Fast [...]

The Needle: Brr!

Night Terrors: The temperature tonight could be the coldest in Washington in four years. -5
Too Old for That: Ex-WCP staffer Dave McKenna looks into Bishop O'Connell High School basketball star Junior Etou. The international basketball governing body says Etou will turn 21 this year and will be ineligible to play high school games. -2

Gilbert Arenas Knocks Man Down With Power Of His Mind

Not even China can keep Agent Zero down. Former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas may be a Shanghai Tiger now, but that doesn't stop him from pulling mind-bending moves like the above, in which he tricks a defender into falling all over himself. It's enough to make you want Arenas to come back and turn things [...]

Wizards Fan Will Pay You to Go to a Game

The Wizards' dismal season, last night's win over the Miami Heat notwithstanding, has killed the ticket-resale market. It also means ticket-holders are getting innovative, with one seller offering seats for free as long as the Wizards lose. Today brings a new wrinkle to Wizards marketing on Craigslist: One ticketholder will actually pay you to attend [...]

Wizards Misery Report: The New Most Miserable Record

The Wizards won a game! And promptly lost another one. But that second game doesn't matter as much, since a 1-13 record is innumerably better than a 0-12 record. No one's expecting the Wizards to win rings this year, but at least they won't have the longest futility record in NBA history.
Alas, there's no rest [...]

Introducing the Wizards Misery Report

When will the long-suffering, 0-12 Washington Wizards ever know success? Or, let's be realistic here: When will they stop being a national laughingstock? After last night's 118-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, that day seems even further away. That's what the Wizards Misery Report is for.
Until the Wizards have a winning record, I'll chronicle [...]

The Needle: Storm Lockdown

The Waiting Game: For all the excitement in the build-up to a hurricane, there's an awful lot of waiting around when it actually hits. How enjoyable that waiting is, though, depends a lot on whether you still have electricity. -2
No One Storm Should Knock Out All This Power: According to Pepco's outage map, 5,000 customers [...]

Wizards’ Crittenton Charged; Pleads Guilty

Wizards Guard Javaris Crittenton has been charged with two gun violations: one felony unlawful possession of a firearm and one misdemeanor attempting to carry a pistol without a license. A hearing on the matter in D.C. Superior Court is scheduled for like five minutes from now. Print out your very own  PDF of the Crittenton [...]

Gilbert Arenas’ Lawyer Releases Instant Statement To Press

Twitter is still buzzing about the goings on down at D.C. Superior Court. And yet, moments ago, Gilbert Arenas' lawyer Ken Wainstein released this instant statement to the press via e-mail:
“Earlier this afternoon, Gilbert Arenas appeared before the Honorable Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and pled guilty to [...]

Gilbert Arenas Charged In Gun Case

Gilbert Arenas has been charged with carrying a pistol without a license outside his home. Here's your collectible PDF from D.C. Superior Court.

Gilbert Arenas Finally Makes Smart Move, Nabs Experienced Attorney

USA Today reports that Wizards "star"/Twitter writer Gilbert Arenas has released a statement along with his attorney Ken Wainstein. Arenas couldn't have picked a better lawyer to handle his growing p.r. disaster over his alleged gun show inside the Wizards' locker room shortly before Christmas.  Wainstein used to be the U.S. Attorney for D.C. If [...]