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    Anything You Can Do: Troublemakers: Put Maryland-based attorney Jimmy Bell at the top of your speed dial list for when you get in a pinch. Bell is representing Cornell Jones, a former drug kingpin who is being sued by the city for allegedly misspending city AIDS funding on fixing up a warehouse so it could be used as a strip club. Now Jones is fighting back with a $2 million lawsuit of his own, claiming he's been the victim of racial discrimination. "“I’m going to get biblical on you,” Bell told the Post. “Moses was a murderer . . . and he was rehabilitated and changed his life. . . . My client paid his debt to society and is helping people better their lives.” Note to lawyers: now that's how you give a quote to a newspaper.

    AFTER THE JUMP: Middle School Wars; Jobs Jobs Jobs; Wal-Mart Confusion...

    Where Have All the Middle Schools Gone?: The Post's Bill Turque, who LL is gonna bet didn't get an invite to Michelle Rhee's wedding, covers an interesting back and forth between Ward 6 Councilmartyr Tommy Wells and Maria Jones, a Ward 5 parent upset that there aren't any middle schools in her ward. "The wealthy and well-organized Ward 6 parents casually networked over bubbly wine and cheese and presented a school plan to Chancellor Rhee that she lauded and immediately implemented," said Jones at a recent roundtable on middle schools. Wells told Jones not to "demagogue by demographics," but Jones says she's just speaking the truth.

    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Mayor Vince Gray finally gets some press related to his campaign platform: creating jobs.

    In Other News:

    • Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh flipped over her bike, broke collarbone.
    • Wal-Mart demolition confusion. Whistleblower cops getting screwed, Jaffe says.
    • One of few good 9/11 stories.

    Gray sked: 2:30 p.m. event at 11th street bridge with DOT's Ray LaHood; 5 p.m. interview with Fox5;  6 p.m. H.D. Woodson football game.

    Comments

    1. #1

      Good shit Cornell, FIGHT, that's all we can do!

    2. #2

      Wells told Jones not to "demagogue by demographics," but Jones says she's just speaking the truth.
      So what makes Ward 5 unique and why pick on Ward 6?
      Oh-so-expensive Ward 2 also has no "stand alone" middle schools, and in addition to that hasn't had a neighborhood high school for decades.
      IMO probably because so many people from other wards, 5 included, enjoy sending thier kids to Wester... I mean, Ellington.
      And people say White folk in Georgetown feel entitled...

    3. #3

      This is an open letter to Cornell Jones:

      I am not afraid of your ass. I will kick it off the fukin 14th Street Bridge and then throw an old refrigerator over immediately afterwards (chained to your leg).

    4. #4

      If you like, I will tie Harry Thomas to you so you have company. You guys have so much in common!

    5. #5

      “The wealthy and well-organized Ward 6 parents casually networked over bubbly wine and cheese and presented a school plan to Chancellor Rhee that she lauded and immediately implemented,” said Jones, parent of a former John Burroughs Education Campus student. “Hats off to Ward 6 parents for using your money, power and influence to create an ideal school community.”

      The point is that the Ward 5 parents were trying to work with the previous school admin to keep the middle school and make changes. Like the Hardy parents. Yeah Hardy isn't that in Ward 2? What they got was the PS-8th grade model.

      Maybe Tea and Crumepts is what is key to get the ear of school change makers.

      Interesting, once again the media shows their double standards. One week Jonetta is pounding black parents for not sticking with the neighborhood school. Then the post does a story about DC parents home schooling their kiddies because the neighborhood schools arent on par and what do these parents receive .....the ole "at boy" pat on the back.

      FYI-Francis/Stevens, which goes to 8th is in Ward 2 too. Do you ever get hot under your hood when typing comments.

    6. #6

      "Oh-so-expensive Ward 2 also has no "stand alone" middle schools, and in addition to that hasn't had a neighborhood high school for decades."

      I have to agree with "Really?" on this Drez-baby... get a grip. Ward 2 hasn't had kids in decades, either. There may be one or two Ward 2 kids attending "Walls" but the other 99%, including your kid, are all out of boundary.

    7. #7

      That's just silly.
      Ward 2 has lots of kids in Georgetown, Dupont, Logan, and Shaw.

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