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May 15, 2008
 
       
 

ED NORTON SIGHTING; KORNHEISER, BRODER TAKING BUYOUTS


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LAST NIGHT'S WASHINGTON HILTON DINNER

Star power was buzzing at the Hubert Humphrey Civil Rights Award dinner last night. Great event, but we thought the White House Correspondents dinner was still going on!

 

Who knew we could claim Incredible Hulk star Ed Norton as a native son? Turns out he's grandson of Columbia, Md., founder James Rouse, which we know 'cause he was accompanying his grandma, Patricia. Above, he's with CNN star Soledad O'Brien, recognized last night for her reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


LAST NIGHT'S GRAND HYATT GALA

Also last night, we marched on to the Grand Hyatt, and found our friend Mark Warner taking a rest at the 5th annual National Alzheimer's Gala. The new Virginia Senator (oh, wait, he hasn't been elected yet) is a great Alzheimer's battler and knows the stats by heart: Five million Americans are afflicted but that number will triple. He notes that at the high profile hearing this week with 11 Senators, seven had a parent who passed away from the disease. And he knows the toll personally: Because of it, his own mother hasn't spoken for five years. 

 

24-year old WJLA reporter Pamela Brown with her mother, Former Miss America Phyllis George. Phyllis' mom also fell victim to an illness she describes as a "thief." She says, "It steals your mind and your life. We better get ready in America right now. There is going to be a tsunami of people with Alzheimer's."

 

After spending the day speaking to Congress about Alzheimer's, former Speaker Newt Gingrich with wife Callista Bisek and Jonathan Westin of United Jewish Communities. Newt got the Chairman's award, for which he was applauded by everyone on both sides of the aisle.


KORNHEISER, BRODER
TAKING BUYOUT

Today's D-Day for the Washington Post buyouts, and we hear some biggies are biting:

  • sports guru Tony Kornheiser
  • dean of Washington correspondents David Broder
  • Newsroom Art Director Michael Keegan
  • female section chiefs are also moving on in significant numbers: Book World Editor Marie Arana, Travel Editor KC Summers, Home Editor Belle Elving, and Style Editor Deborah Heard.

Papers have to be signed by COB today, though employees are given seven days to change their minds. (Those that leave call themselves "Post Partums." Even in sad times, those guys are our literary heroes.)


ANY EXCUSE TO EAT!

We had to stop by for lunch yesterday at Mio's on Vermont Ave. and, as usual make our photo subjects drop everything they were doing to pose. But they should: It's their first anniversary this month.  Executive chef Stefano Frigerio (we really don't have to tell you he's the one on the left, in the chef's coat, do we?) with owner Manuel Iguina. Stefano was senior sous chef at now shuttered but once four-star Maestro in the Tysons Ritz, and Manuel has been involved over almost 30 years with Filomena, Caf? Atlantico and the Proximo Group, and restaurants back in his native Puerto Rico.

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