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December 2000 Washingtonian Magazine Contents – Cats vs. Dogs

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Capital Comment Bill's Oval Office memorabilia . . . Hillary and the Hill camera hogs . . . Channel 9's new face.

Where & When Two Nutcrackers . . . Shopping the museums . . . Fosse at the National . . . Holiday lights!

The Real G-Man Mike Causey's government secrets. By Ken Adelman.

Making a Difference Charities where money is well spent. By Brooke Lea Foster.

The Next Kennedy After Ted, is this the one to watch? By William Triplett.

One Cool Dude Ted Leonsis has a list of things to do before he dies–and he's checking off some big ones. By Mark Francis Cohen.

Is Faith the Best Medicine? In an age of advanced science and superdrugs, more physicians are accepting the power of prayer and spirituality in healing. By Lydia Strohl.

Hard-Core Believer Twenty years ago, Jeff Nelson made music history. By Nathan Means.

Did I Ever Tell You About the Time . . . ? Charley McDowell can talk–and make you smile. By Barbara Matusow.

Why Didn't I Think of That? The Patent Office has okayed patents on the Hula-Hoop and airplanes–and now it's wrestling with human genes and cyberspace. By Larry Van Dyne.

Spring Valley as Ground Zero One of Washington's loveliest neighborhoods was once a site for testing weapons. Are there still dangers hidden under ground? By Harry Jaffe.

Cats vs. Dogs Deciding which is best can be as tough as a presidential election. Plus a guide to the area's best vets, kennels, sitters, groomers, obedience classes, and more. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse and William O'Sullivan.

Out of the Loop In a city of ambition and success, here's what it's like to be an outsider looking in. By Sibbie O'Sullivan.

Getting Into a Top College Expert advice on beating the odds. By Alvin P. Sanoff.

Readers Pick Their Favorite Restaurants

Dining Out Palena and Le Jardin in DC, Huong Que in Falls Church, and Centro Italian Grill in Bethesda.

Special Deliveries Regional foods by phone or Internet.

Best Bites, Stocking Stuffers, Wine

Benefits Basketball and holiday blooms.

Luxury Homes Burts sell Cooke mansion for $4 million.

First Person Saved by books. By William O'Sullivan.