News Archive - June 8, 2010

Woodbridge Principal Returns From Iraq

By Jonathan Wilson

The school year is coming to a close for most teachers and administrators, but one principal in Prince William County is eager to get back to work.

Teachers and students at Enterprise Elementary held an assembly a lot like this one, a year ago, in honor of their pri...

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June 9,2010-CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A judge has ruled the public should be allowed to see portions of court orders that sealed search warrants obtained during the investigation into the death of a University of Virginia lacrosse player. The judge says heavily edited copies of three orders shoul...

Views Of Economy Remaining Consistently Downbeat

From the Congressional Connection Poll, conducted by Pew Research Center:

By Jason Dick

President Obama quickly seized on last week's job numbers report to tout his administration's efforts on the economy. But he still has a way to go with the public, according to the latest Society f...

Sports Writers Talk About Local Ties To The World Cup Tournament

Soccer fans across the region are gearing up for the start of the World Cup tournament this weekend. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation allowing bars to open earlier in the District. Two fans got approval to show the first round of games on giant screen televisions in Dupont Circle....

Nats Fans Anxious To See If Strasburg Lives Up To The Hype

By Patrick Madden

It's the moment Washington Nationals fans have been waiting for.

Stephen Strasburg, the team's 21-year-old pitching phenom will take the mound tonight for the first time in the big leagues.

His fastball clocks in at over a 100 miles per hour.

His curve-ba...

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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) A General Electric subsidiary will add up to 200 new jobs at a plant outside Baltimore that makes thrust reversers for jet engines. The jobs are being added at Middle River AirCraft Systems, which is a division of GE Aviation.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Annapolis police have...

Children With Disabilities Show Artistic Side

By Ginger Moored

Disabilities like deafness and dyslexia haven't stopped some young people from creating great art. Winning works from a nationwide contest are currently on display at Union Station.

Taylor Bernard is 8 years old and sits in a wheelchair. She's also an artist. And with...

Full Body Scans At BWI Airport

By Kavitha Cardoza

The Transportation Security Administration says full-body scans are about to become routine for passengers at BWI Airport.

There are four machines at BWI-Thurgood Marshall that scan passengers using advanced imaging technology. They're currently used as a backup scr...

National Aquarium Prepares For Creatures Affected By Gulf Oil Leak

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is preparing to take in animals that have been sickened or injured from the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

Deep inside the Baltimore aquarium, inside a quarantined room far away from any tourists, there are a series of 6-foo...

First Signs Of Healthcare Reform Coming This Week

By Matt Bush

Some seniors will begin seeing the first stages of the nation's health care overhaul this week.

President Obama went to Montgomery County, Maryland this morning to defend the program. At the Holiday Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland, Obama spoke with seniors in part abou...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

(June 8) HONORARY OSCAR The sixth annual D.C. Jazz Festival plays on with A Tribute to Oscar Peterson tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Northwest Washington. The "Maharaja of the keyboard" gets the tribute treatment from a duo of his disciples on the keys and fiddle and y...

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WASHINGTON (AP) The governors of 10 East Coast states have joined federal authorities to form a consortium that will promote the development of offshore wind energy. Officials say the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium will promote safe and environmentally responsible development.


Montgomery County Councilman Won't Seek Re-Election

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, Montgomery County Councilman Mike Knapp has announced he will not seek another term on the council.

Knapp has served two terms as the councilman representing the Upcounty region since first being elected in 2002. The Upcounty region includes Germantown and Cl...

Cutting-Edge Research Done By Students In Northern Virginia

By Ginger Moored

Superconductors and fuel cells, those are a few of the research projects approximately 400 students presented at Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. And some of the students' work has implications far beyond the classroom.

Akshar Wunnava started...

Strasburg Makes Major League Debut At Nats Park

Superstar Steven Strasburg will make his major league debut this evening.

Kavitha Cardoza has this report from Southeast D.C.

VA To D.C. Trains Surprisingly Popular

By David Schultz

Amtrak trains have been arriving at D.C.'s Union Station daily from Lynchburg, Richmond and Charlottesville. Virginia's Department of Transportation funded this new rail service as an experiment to gauge demand. They thought it would eventually attract 51,000 riders a month...

Police Union Pushes Open Government Bill

By Peter Granitz

The D.C. police union is throwing its support behind a bill that would create a new government agency to enforce the Freedom of Information Act. The union is touting possible economic benefits to get the legislation passed.

Council Member Mary Cheh, the bill’s sponsor...

Fans Line Up For Nats Tickets To Watch Stephen Strasburg

By Kavitha Cardoza

Fans lined up early this morning outside the Nationals Park in southeast D.C., hoping to get tickets to watch superstar Stephen Strasburg make his major league debut tonight.

Michael Kennedy is first in line and brought along magazines and snacks for the long wait....

Video: Vintage Plane Crash Lands At Reagan National Airport

From The Washington Post

The main runway at Reagan National Airport has re-opened after a vintage aircraft flipped when it landed. The aircraft is part of a group of vintage bi-planes that flew in this morning to promote the opening of a 3-D film "Legends of Flight."

The Washington Po...

Power Breakfast: June 8, 2010

Before you take that next bite of your breakfast, how safe is your food? A new report comes out today on gaps in FDA food safety systems.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

D.C. Office Of Campaign Finance Investigating Chancellor Michelle Rhee

By Kavitha Cardoza

Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is being investigated by the D.C. office of Campaign Finance to see if she broke any laws over the $65 million raised for the new teacher's contract.

Robert Brannum, president of the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations and a freque... State Roundup June 8, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

Ex. Gov. Bob Ehrlich unveiled a plan for more a more pro-business state government, but there was plenty of pushback from Gov. Martin O'Malley, who continues to emphasize the positive new on jobs. Plus Gansler gives his take on the EPA and Cardin reiterat...

DC's HIV/AIDS Administration Director Stepping Down

By Rebecca Blatt

The director of D.C.'s HIV/AIDS, Hepatits, STD and TB Administration is stepping down after holding the post for three years.

While D.C. still has the highest HIV rates in the country, Dr. Shannon Hader has been credited with making improvements in how the city addres...