Elliot Smilowitz


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Nationals record ranks high in division

Washington, D.C., has long claimed to be first in war and first in peace. Through Sunday, the city can add another claim to its resume: first in the National League East. Through Sunday's games, the Nationals stand in first place in the their division, with eight wins and four losses, including wins at all three home games.

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Thursday, April 14 Speaker: Roger Ebert Politics and Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW Noted film critic Roger Ebert discusses "The Great Movies II," his collection of film essays. Admission is free. Call (202) 364-1919 for more information. Speaker: The Two Bobs: Dole Speaks to Edwards 7 p.

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Campus Brief: Inganamort gets D.C. position

The AU political machine stretched one step further on Saturday night, as junior Mike Inganamort was named chairman of the D.C. Federation of College Republicans. Inganamort, president of the AU College Republicans and former political columnist for The Eagle in 2004, was elected unanimously by the federation, which is composed of College Republican chapters from AU, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and the Catholic University of America.

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D.C. baseball fans inherit team of lovable losers

On Sept. 29, 2004, just hours after learning that their home team would be leaving for Washington, D.C., more than 31,000 Montreal residents packed Olympic Stadium to say goodbye to the Expos. At precisely 10:00 p.m., Expos outfielder Terrmel Sledge hit a pop fly for the final out of the game.

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Friday, April 8 International Drumming Exhibition 6 p.m., Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW Drummers of Tamagowa University in Japan as well as local drumlines perform. The show is free. Call (202) 467-4600 for more information. Fiery Furnaces 9 p.

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Baseball's unique history in the District

On Sunday, Washington, D.C., baseball fans were able to root, root, root for the home team for the first time in 30 years with the debut of the Washington Nationals at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Though the 4-3 loss to the Mets was an exhibition game and will not count in the standings, it was the debut of Washington's first baseball team in decades.

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Student hurt in GW fire

A George Washington University student is in critical condition after being discovered in his ninth-floor dorm room that had caught fire early Tuesday morning. The student, a male freshman from Connecticut, was taken to George Washington University Hospital with severe burns at approximately 5 a.

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Thursday, March 24 Book Signing: Jonathan Lethem 7 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW Lethem, the author of the National Book Critics Circle award-winning book "Motherless Brooklyn," will sign and read from his newest collection of essays, titled "The Disappointment Artist.

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Ballplayers face scrutiny on steroids

Less than a month before the Washington Nationals start their inaugural season in D.C., baseball has already come to the capital - just not the way it would have liked to. The House of Representatives' Government Reform Committee on Thursday held an all-day hearing regarding the problem of steroid use in baseball.

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