News Archive - June 3, 2010

College In Virginia Receives Warhol Photos

By Rebecca Sheir

More than 150 photographs shot by Andy Warhol are making their home at a college in Salem, Virginia. Roanoake College is among 183 institutions of higher learning to receive works by the pop artist, who died in 1987.

The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program is dona...

D.C. Vote Protests Congressman Over Gun Bill Support

By Patrick Madden

Advocates for D.C. voting rights are ramping up lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. The group D.C. Vote is now taking on a bill to weaken city gun laws.

The group's surprise protest at the office of Mississippi Democrat Travis Childers certainly caught the congressman'...

WTU President Says Implementing Contract Is Critical

By Kavitha Cardoza

More than 14,000 teachers voted in favor of a tentative labor agreement in D.C., while approximately 400 voted against it. The D.C. Council still needs to sign off on the proposal. The union's leader says how the contract is implemented will be critical.

George Park...

Angelos Doubles Gift To University of Baltimore Law Center To $10 Million

BALTIMORE (AP) Attorney and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is doubling his donation to the University of Baltimore's law center project to $10 million.

University officials say the gift from Angelos, a law school alumnus, paves the way for construction to start on the $107 million...

Metro Struggles To Maintain, But Some Want It To Grow

By David Schultz

Part of Metro's $700 million infrastructure plan, currently under consideration, is the purchase of a new series of rail cars to replace Metro's oldest cars, the ones that were involved in the fatal crash on the Red Line last year.

Peter Benjamin, chairman of Metro's...

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Virginia has lost its bid to exempt uniformed active-duty military members from high-occupancy vehicle lane restrictions in Hampton Roads. The Federal Highway Administration says specific criteria must be met before a vehicle transporting only a driver may travel in the HOV lane...

Searchers Find Two Bodies In Potomac River

GLEN ECHO, Md. (AP) Searchers have found two bodies downstream from the spot along the Potomac River where a 13-year-old girl and her mother disappeared on Memorial Day. Rescue teams had been searching since Monday for 35-year-old Olga Arotinco Gaspar of Herndon, Virginia, and her 13-year-old dau...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, June 3, 2010

(June 4) DRIVE YOUR CHEVY TO SEE LEVY You can drive your Chevy to see Levy - Howard Levy, that is - the founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones tomorrow night at 8 at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. The mouth harp master and multi-instrumentalist performs a diverse set, b...

Updates Coming Soon On Recovery Of Body

By Matt Bush

Authorities in Montgomery County, Maryland will give an update shortly on the discovery of a body in the Potomac River. They are not saying yet whether it's one of two people, a mother and daughter, who went missing Monday after falling into the river.

A U.S. Park Police... State Roundup June 3, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

BAY RESTORATION Governors from Maryland and Virginia will be meeting with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency today to discuss Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, while Pennsylvania's governor will miss the meeting, according to the A...

Rescuers Retrieve Body From Potomac River

By Rebecca Blatt

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland say they have recovered a body from the Potomac, days after a mother and daughter went missing in the River.

A spokesman for Montgomery County's Fire and Rescue Department says the body was spotted by a U.S. Park Police helicopter...

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WASHINGTON (AP) Members of the Washington Teachers Union have approved a new contract after more than two years of negotiations. The contract approved yesterday would go through 2012. Teachers would also receive raises retroactive to 2007.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Righ...

Five Injuries Reported In D.C. School Bus Crash

WASHINGTON (AP) A crash involving a school bus in Washington may send five patients to the hospital.

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the bus was carrying special needs students. It happened about 3:45 p.m. at 51st Street and Southern Avenue in southeast Washington.


Commentary...The Feds Refuse To Pay...Walter Smith

There’s been some progress recently in the long struggle to clean up the region’s waterways, but as commentator Walter Smith notes, it’s been tempered by some not so encouraging developments.

Smith is the Executive Director of D.C. Appleseed. What do you think? Tell us at conversation.wamu....

Search Continues In Potomac River

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, Montgomery County authorities will be giving an update later this morning on the search for two people who went missing in the Potomac River on Monday. Rescue workers say they have recovered a body from the river.

A spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Re...

NPS Reminder: No Swimming In Potomac River

By Matt Bush

The National Park Service is underscoring the fact that it's illegal to swim in the Potomac River in the C & O Canal National Historical Park.

It comes after a mother and daughter are believed to have drowned after falling into the river Monday.

Kevin Brandt is...

Chesapeake Executive Council To Meet On Restoration Plans

By Natalie Neumann

Leaders of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and D.C. will meet with the Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator today in Baltimore to discuss the ongoing plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Some advocates are recommending 25 measures for the states along the...

Latest Maryland Regional News

GLEN ECHO, Md. (AP) Rescue workers have found a body downstream from the spot along the Potomac River where a 13-year-old girl and her mother disappeared. Officials say it's not clear if the body is one of the two family members from Herndon, Va., who disappeared from a Memorial Day picnic along...

World Cup Broadcast Comes To Dupont Circle

D.C.'s Dupont Circle is poised to become World Cup central for the District. Fans will be able to watch the United States' first game on giant video screens.

ESPN, which holds the broadcasting rights for the game, says it has granted a permit for two local fans to show the U.S.-England matc...

Power Breakfast For June 3, 2010

Recently, government investigators have been going undercover to look for examples of fraud and abuse at Head Start Centers. This, following a string of allegations that some centers were manipulating data to enroll kids whose families were above the income ceiling for the government-subsidized e...