News Archive - September 30, 2009

Memorabilia Collection For Classic Performers Find Home At Va. Tech

Sheet music, memoirs, and other items related to the Carter Family, Johnny Cash and other performers from the families now have a permanent home at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The university says the collection is available for research in the Special Collections department of Newman Libra...

Report Says Speed Cameras Slowing Traffic In Montgomery County

A new report on Montgomery County Maryland's two-year-old speed camera program shows it's reducing both speeding and automobile collisions. The report was done by the county council, which will send the report to the state general assembly.

Aron Trombka of the council's office of legislativ...

Father-Daughter Pair Arrested For Gang Recruitment In Fairfax

A father-daughter pair is facing charges for allegedly recruiting Fairfax High School students into a criminal gang.

Fairfax City Police say the investigation into 43-year-old Theodore Olds began after the school resource officer started looking into a string of larcenies and frauds in May....

D.C. Teens Sharpen Driving Skills on Test Track

As federal and state governments get increasingly tough on drivers who text and use cell phones behind the wheel, dozens of area teens got a good lesson in the dangers during a morning at RFK stadium. One teen, 16-year old Angelique Pain is driving a compact car through a series of complex obstac...

Bridges On Major Roadways Need Repair

Fifty-three million dollars in repairs have been ordered for two bridges on major roadways in Maryland.

Maryland Transportation Authority inspectors found what they call 'advanced deterioration' on two bridges across the Susquehanna River. One is on I-95, a major corridor along the Eastern...

Doctors Rally For Single-Payer System

As the health-care debate rages on, a caravan of doctors arrives in D.C. today, to rally for a single-payer system. The Mad As Hell Doctors have held two-dozen rallies since leaving Oregon on September 8th.

Margaret Flowers helped organize today's event in Lafayette Park, just north of the...

Speed Cameras Unveiled On Maryland Highways

Drivers speeding through highway construction zones in Maryland will be watched more closely starting tomorrow.

Giant concrete columns rise out of the ground next to I-95 in Laurel. The columns will one day support an overpass for the Intercounty Connector, currently under construction. And...

Local Businesses Face Different Challenges When it Comes to H1N1

Local employers are trying to figure out how to cope with what could be a really tough flu season, because of the H1N1 virus. Health officials encourage employers to let more people work from home to contain the spread of the H1n1 virus. For public policy research firms and there are many in the...

Power Breakfast For September 30, 2009

Auto dealers took a big hit this summer when GM and Chrysler went into bankruptcy. Today they'll be on the Hill to meet with lawmakers, including House majority leader Steny Hoyer.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Senators Question District Voucher Program

Senators are questioning why federal money is being spent on private schools in the District that aren't accredited. The federal voucher program helps seventeen hundred low-income D.C. kids afford private and religious schools.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine worries there's not enough overs...

Rosedale Breaks Ground On New Community Center

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is known for zipping around in his shiny black SmartCar. But today, Fenty's operating a different vehicle: a bright yellow hydraulic excavator, which he's ramming into the roof of the Rosedale Recreation Center, to make way for the Rosedale Community Center.

Sondra P...

50 Confirmed Cases of Rabies in Fairfax County

It's 'Rabies Awareness Week' and many areas in the region are offering information to keep you and your pet safe. It's only September and already there have been 50 confirmed cases of rabies in Fairfax County. While most were raccoons, foxes and stray cats, some where bats, which can easily get i...

"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, September 30, 2009

(October 1) ENCOUNTERS WITH TROMBONE Post-Classical Ensemble presents Encounters tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7:30, at the downtown D.C. Harman Center for the Arts. Baritone William Sharp joins trombonist David Taylor, reaching deep to perform "Death and the Maiden" and "Doppleganger," two of Sc...

Vick's Public Contrition Tour Stops In D.C.

After spending a year and a half in prison, Vick is teaming up with the Humane Society of the United States to bring an anti-dog-fighting message to young people.

At Covenant Baptist Church in Southwest D.C., Vick tells a small group of students about his dog-fighting days. He says he would...

Baltimore Mayor Now Faces Two Trials

By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon now must prepare for the possibility of two separate criminal trials.

Dixon's lawyers decided Wednesday to try the two indictments against her separately. The Democratic mayor faces charges including th...