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April 2003 Contents – Dream Weekends

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Capital Comment How many Democratic candidates could you recognize? . . . Dating Nancy Pelosi's daughter has benefits . . . Could Newt run the zoo? . . . What's with all the sissy drinks?

Where & When Frederic Remington at the NGA . . . Royal Shakespeare Company at the KenCen . . . An American Daughter at Arena . . . Great music and dance . . . Garden tours galore.

Too Many Tax Cheats A lot of taxpayers see what they can get away with on April 15. The IRS should do more to crack down on them. Interview by Ken Adelman.

New Kids on the Block As affluent schools in the suburbs grow more diverse, they face the test that city schools failed: Can they keep everyone happy? By Bob Cullen.

The Trouble With Ecstasy In a few years it's gone from obscurity to an illegal drug bought and sold by kids. Has government done more harm than good? By Greg Raver-Lampman.

Pictures of the Year Photos from the White House News Photographers' Association contest.

Bunny Love A bachelor rabbit, a matchmaking owner, and trials of dating. By Melissa Flanzraich.

"They Sold Me a Box of Bricks" Latinos fall victim to scams of all kinds. Unsure of where to turn, they call a radio station to seek justice. By Brooke Lea Foster and Nicole Gaudiano.

This Side of Rockville A book about growing up in the suburbs with an alcoholic dad is fiction–sort of. By Cindy Rich.

Legends of the Spring Photographer Walter Iooss Jr. shares his favorite pictures of baseball greats.

Pieces of Home When your parents are gone, what do you do with the photos, the clocks, and the memories? By Howard Means.

Dream Weekends Great places to stay on the ocean, bay, or lake; what's new in Annapolis; Shakespeare in Virginia; a bargain resort in West Virginia; a food lovers tour of Philly; kayaking from inn to inn; renting an Italian villa; golf schools and resorts. Edited by Sherri Dalphonse.

How Facelifts Are Getting Better Improved surgical choices can make any face look younger yet natural. By Leslie Milk.

"I'm Sorry to Tell You This . . . " My son was very sick. Suddenly I was dealing with brain surgeons, an ex-husband, and the White House physician. By Ann Cochran.

Best Korean Restaurants Is Seoul food the next big thing? It's delicious, spicy, and popular. By John Feffer.

Dining Out 2941 is a French-American dazzler in Virginia. Plus reviews of Shula's Steakhouse and Trattoria Liliana in DC, Dragon Chinese and Olazzo in Maryland, Minerva in Virginia.

Best Bites Crowd-pleaser in Alexandria . . . a chocoholics' bar . . . what not to eat out.

Wine Fresh for spring, bold Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand. By Paul Lukacs.

Benefits Good times, good causes at Corcoran and Carnivale. By Maggie Wimsatt.

Real Estate You don't have to play golf to enjoy these places. By Kristen A. Nelson.

Luxury Homes WorldCom CEO buys for $3.1 million, media types deal in DC.

Custom Homes Tearing down, starting over in Chevy Chase. By Wendy Ann Larson.

First Person My degree seemed impressive in Australia. Not here. By Grace Kessler.