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News Archive - January 3, 2010

Univ. Of Maryland Ends Yiddish Program

Yiddish is a Germanic language that's been spoken for centuries by European Jews. Though the number of Yiddish speakers has been steadily declining since the end of World War II, some schools, like the University of Maryland, still teach it.

But one school is closing its door on Yiddish cou...

Focus On Homicides Is Limited, Says Neighborhood Crime Watch Group

By Mana Rabiee

D.C. police are touting a sharp drop in homicides but a neighborhood watch group wants them to also focus on other crimes that receive less attention.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the nearly 25 percent drop in homicides in 2009 is thanks to her departments' focus on r...

New Plan To Fix National Mall

By Elliott Francis

The National Park Service is circulating a draft plan to restore the National Mall. The 600-page document offers several options to improve the mall's restrooms, food and entertainment facilities, as well as the surrounding landscape.

Some proposals call for removin...

Man Pulled From Icy Car Crash In Rock Creek

By David Schultz

Sometime early this morning (authorities aren't sure when), a car skidded off Rock Creek Parkway near P Street and crashed into the adjacent stream with its driver trapped inside.

Park Police spokesperson David Schlosser says a jogger saw the car just before 11:00 a.m...

Focus On Homicides Is Limited, Says Neighborhood Crime Watch Group

By Mana Rabiee

D.C. police are touting a sharp drop in homicides but a neighborhood watch group wants them to also focus on other crimes that receive less attention.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the nearly 25 percent drop in homicides in 2009 is thanks to her departments' focus on r...

New Plan To Fix National Mall

By Elliott Francis

The National Park Service is circulating a draft plan to restore the National Mall. The 600-page document offers several options to improve the mall's restrooms, food and entertainment facilities, as well as the surrounding landscape.

Some proposals call for removin...

VA Senator To Propose Energy Efficiency Mandates

By Mana Rabiee

The Virginia General Assembly is on winter break but state environmentalists are already preparing new energy efficiency legislation.

Democratic State Senator Donald McEachin is expected to announce on Wednesday a bill which would mandate an energy efficiency standard f...

New Laws In Maryland For 2010

By Elliott Francis

A handful of new laws are in effect in Maryland this new year.

One new law will require the Maryland Health Care Commission to set up a physician rating system examiner. It will prohibit health insurance from using a physician rating system unless it is approved by...

Univ. Of Maryland Ends Yiddish Program

Yiddish is a Germanic language that's been spoken for centuries by European Jews. Though the number of Yiddish speakers has been steadily declining since the end of World War II, some schools, like the University of Maryland, still teach it.

But one school is closing its door on Yiddish cou...

VA Senator To Propose Energy Efficiency Mandates

By Mana Rabiee

The Virginia General Assembly is on winter break but state environmentalists are already preparing new energy efficiency legislation.

Democratic State Senator Donald McEachin is expected to announce on Wednesday a bill which would mandate an energy efficiency standard f...

New Laws In Maryland For 2010

By Elliott Francis

A handful of new laws are in effect in Maryland this new year.

One new law will require the Maryland Health Care Commission to set up a physician rating system examiner. It will prohibit health insurance from using a physician rating system unless it is approved by...

Man Pulled From Icy Car Crash In Rock Creek

By David Schultz

Sometime early this morning (authorities aren't sure when), a car skidded off Rock Creek Parkway near P Street and crashed into the adjacent stream with its driver trapped inside.

Park Police spokesperson David Schlosser says a jogger saw the car just before 11:00 a.m...