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In: Brookland

Residents are opposing: Area motorists.

Because: Cars are speeding down Monroe Street NE.

We Say: Keep off our street and our hemisphere.

In: Adams Morgan

Residents are opposing: A liquor license for Safeway.

Because: It violates a moratorium and is unfair to smaller businesses.

We Say: Last call, Aisle 7.

In: Cleveland Park

Residents are opposing: Expansion of the National Child Research Center preschool.

Because: Parents and kids cause traffic jams in front of the facility.

We Say: Home-schoolers do better on tests.

In: Palisades

Residents are opposing: Full-throttle takeoffs from National Airport, a post-Sept. 11 security measure,

Because: They’re disturbing the peace.

We Say: Please return neighborhood to uptight position.

In: Foggy Bottom

Residents are opposing: Construction of a second headquarters for the International Monetary Fund.

Because: It’s too big and a magnet for protesters.

We Say: Think globally, acquiesce locally.