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Capital Countdown

69 Number of marathons run by Ohio congresswoman Jean Schmidt, who at age 55 finished the October Marine Corps Marathon in less than four hours.

$10.75 Amount, in millions, paid by former JFK speechwriter Ted Sorenson and his wife, Gillian, for a new apartment at Manhattan’s swanky 15 Central Park West building.

$2.3—Amount, in millions, that Katharine Graham’s UN Plaza co-op in New York sold for in November, six years after her death. The buyer was Astrid Horan, a retired staffer for the late governor Nelson Rockefeller.

60,000Number of guests entertained at the White House holiday parties in December.

1,000Pounds of shrimp served to White House guests.

1 Rank of Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School in U.S. News’s 2007 ranking of best US high schools.

This article can be found in the January 2008 issue of The Washingtonian.