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August 2009 Contents: A Rescue in Bethesda

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August 2009 Cover
Volume 44, Number 11

Cover Story

Rescue in Bethesda

The fire broke out without warning, deadly smoke filled the house, and three sleeping kids were trapped upstairs. Here’s the extraordinary story of their rescue and remarkable recovery.

Cover by Design Army; photograph of Lieutenant Curtis Warfield Jr., master firefighter John Klavon, and Captain Kimonti Oglesby by Cade Martin.


The Son Also Rises

Robert Allbritton learned about money at his father’s knee, and now he’s the boss of eight TV stations and a hot new DC newspaper. By Harry Jaffe.

Chris Cooley Bares It All

A throwback to the Redskins’ glory days, he married a cheerleader and is an Internet sensation who posts his private life—even his private parts—online. By Drew Lindsay.

Smile! Here Are 299 Top Dentists

Dentists don’t really mind if you talk while you’re in the chair—except if you talk about money. Here’s an insider’s guide to dental care. By Brooke Lea Foster. Plus—the area’s top dentists and specialists. By Sherri Dalphonse.

Home-Design Secrets

How interior designers achieve expensive looks for lower prices, the scoop on designer consultations, designers’ favorite paint colors, where they shop for bargains on home furnishings, how to get free design help, and more. By Denise Kersten Wills.

Capital Comment Real Washington reality shows . . . The Palin chronicles . . . Good reading on—the economy? . . . The Post’s ladies who lash out.

Where & When Blasts from the past at Wolf Trap . . . Free Shakespeare at Harman . . . Starlit movies at Strathmore . . . Tennis classic in Rock Creek Park.

Michael Jackson Slept Here At a hard time in his life, the King of Pop was looking for a safe haven—and wound up at our house.

After the Big Boom An entrepreneur talks about how high tech changed Washington and how money changed his life.

Star Turns More big-name celebrities are coming here to lobby for pet causes. Some make a difference, some don’t.

Welcome to Obamaland A look at where all the President’s men and women are living—from Greg Craig’s $3-million Cleveland Park spread to Robert Gibbs’s Alexandria Colonial.

Best of Rockville It’s bustling with terrific new restaurants and shops. Here’s a guide to where to go.

Classes That Click Want to learn Web design—or just how to find the power button? Try a computer course.

Great Finds Seven handbags that work in a clutch.

Where to Enjoy Crabs How to eat them, where to get them, and what to serve with the Chesapeake treasures.

Dining Out Neighborhood standby Sushi Taro reopens. Is it worth paying $27 for a few slices of fatty tuna? Plus—Ray’s the Steaks gets bigger digs in Arlington, and the Jockey Club returns.

Best Bites First look at Blue Ridge in DC’s Glover Park . . . The sticky bun is back . . . Restaurant-quality coffee at home . . . Good dining in St. Michaels.

Luxury Homes Alonzo Mourning sells for $1.5 million; TV reporters Kimberly Dozier and Andrea McCarren make deals.

Move Right In You no longer have to buy condos before they’re built. Here are six buildings that are move-in ready.

Pets More women are going to veterinary schools, changing the face of animal medicine.

A Cut Above Marv the Barb has styled Jay-Z and Brad Pitt. But everyone in his chair is a star.

On the Porch Sunday mornings we sit with coffee and the paper. In the evening friends come by. Who knew a front porch could mean so much?