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July 2002 – Hot Summer Fun

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Capital Comment Why the Bush twins don't come to DC . . . Bill Clinton stiffs one of his lawyers . . . Why Tiger doesn't tee it up at Avenel . . . Can Mary Matalin save the show?

Where & When Egyptian treasures at the National Gallery . . . Spy Museum opens . . . Sondheim going strong at the Kennedy Center . . . Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, and fireworks!

"The Most Corrupt Capital" Zbigniew Brzezinski thinks that too many former officials don't worry about the ethics of how they make their money–if it's legal, it's okay. Interview by Philip Merrill.

Dangerous Minds Police knew Kevin Shifflett's alleged killer was deranged. Yet like others with a history of violence and mental illness, he roamed the city. By John Pekkanen.

The Post After Kay Graham A searching look inside the Graham family and its newspaper. By Mary Walton.

Top of the World He has the soul of an adventurer and a passion for high places. By Brooke Lea Foster.

Our Fellow Americans For Washingtonians the monuments are part of daily life, but for many visitors they offer a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with symbols of freedom. Photographs by Jeff Jacobsen.

Drugstore Days Soda fountains, pharmacists name Doc, and other happy memories. By Larry Rosen.

Hot Summer Fun Thrill rides, spectacular hikes, swimming holes, old-fashioned ice cream, sexy cars to rent, peaceful beaches, whitewater sports, beach books, summer wines, waterfront dining, and lots of other ways to stay cool and have a ball. Edited by Drew Lindsay.

Best & Worst 2002 From hamburgers to happy hours, takeout chicken to talking heads, here are picks and pans from our readers. Edited by Leslie Milk.

"How I Got Here" In her first book, a lawyer looks back on her childhood. By William O'Sullivan.

Glorious Crabcakes We tried crabcakes at 21 restaurants and found a winner. By Thomas Head.

Dining Out Michelin-starred Claude Rodier seeks to attract a new generation to what was Blackie's House of Beef. Plus–Bangkok Siam in Arlington, Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda, and BBQ Man in Derwood. By Robert Shoffner, David Dorsen, and Cynthia Hacinli.

Wine Beyond sparklers, Spain's reds and whites are also good values. By Ann Berta.

Best Bites Chesapeake flavors at Toka Cafe . . . Where to take kids for afternoon tea.

Guilty Pleasures Legal thrillers have changed, but the elements remain the same: a crime, a detective, a courtroom, lost of suspense–and a lawyer or two. By William Triplett.

Hot Stocks After a tough year, ten local companies that look good. Plus the stocks the experts would buy. By Wayne Nelson and Ellen McLellan.

Five Days in La-La Land He's not a star so he doesn't get a $16,000 gift basket, but for local guitar picker Bill Kirchen, the Grammys are still a wild ride. By Courtney Rubin.

Home Buying Think you've found your dream house? Be ready to move fast, spend big, and lose sleep. By Drew Lindsay

Luxury Homes Greta Van Susteren sells for $897,000. By Patricia Simon.

Real Estate Anne Arundel's shoreline boasts great views. By Beth Whitaker.

First Person Out of the nest–can a baby bird survive on its own? By Katie Davis.