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Barry's Ex-Wife, Non-Profit Ask Judge to Stop Eviction

Sunday marks the last of the OPM's 30-day deadline



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    Serena Williams (R) and Venus Williams are also trying to help Cora Masters Barry and the Rec Wish List Committee.

    Washington -- Former First Lady Cora Masters Barry and the Recreation Wish List Committee are asking a judge to ban the city from kicking them out of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, D.C. Wire reported.

    A. Scott Bolden, an attorney for the non-profit that creates "safe places for the District's youth to grow and play", filed "declarative relief papers" Friday.  

    Who else cares if they'e kicked out? For starters, tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams, civil rights legend Dorothy Height and poet Maya Angelou -- the latter two who have been trying, to no avail, to meet with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty about the issue since late August. 

    Sunday the 13th marks the last of the 30 days that the Office of Property Management gave the group to vacate the very premises that Barry built a decade ago, according to D.C. Wire. The committee's charter as a registered corporation, which was a term of its lease agreement, expired this year and OPM ordered the eviction because of it.

    Although the Wish List has got on the ball with its paperwork, Barry could still be out.

    According to D.C. Wire, there were fears that the group would be locked out of the building Sunday, but there are apparently no plans for that tactic. 

    A hearing on the matter is expected next week.