Last week, when banners reading “Dupont Circle” decorated with pictures of the circle’s fountain popped up along Connecticut Avenue NW, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Lance Salonia drew the line. And that line follows Connecticut and Florida Avenues—where Dupont Circle ends and his own neighborhood, Sheridan-Kalorama, begins. “The signs are a great idea, but perception eventually becomes reality. We don’t want to lose our independence,” Salonia says, pointing out that Sheridan-Kalorama, north of Florida and to the west of Connecticut, shouldn’t be confused with Kalorama Triangle, which lies east of Connecticut next to Adams Morgan. “With redistricting coming down the road because of the 2000 census, we’re a little worried.” Salonia has asked the Dupont Circle Merchants and Professionals Association to remove the banners from his turf. “It’s not that we don’t like Dupont Circle or anything,” Salonia adds. “It’s sort of like the Canadians like the U.S., but they don’t want the U.S. flag flying in Canada.” —Robin Bingham