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News Archive - June 29, 2010

Death At Metro's Grosvenor Station

By Greg Peppers

Officials are investigating the death last night of a man at the Grosvenor metro station.

Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the man jumped from the mezzanine onto the tracks and died.

She says he was not hit by a train. The incident happened during last night...

Maryland Bucks National Trend On Summer Lunches

By Matt Bush

The number of children being fed through free summer lunch programs run by schools is dropping nationwide. A report from the Food Research and Action Center shows the number dropped 2.5 percent nationally. But In Maryland, the number went up close to 18 percent.

Only West...

Commentary...Teen Pregnancy...Brenda Rhodes Miller

When D.C.’s health department released the latest teen pregnancy numbers recently, those who work in the field were not surprised that the number of pregnancies and the number of births to teens had increased.

Commentator Brenda Rhodes Miller is the Executive Director of the D.C. Campaign t...

Fenty No Show At Education Debate, Gray Takes Centerstage

By Kavitha Cardoza

Nearly 100 people attended what was meant to be an education debate between D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Chairman of the Council Vincent Gray. And this was despite Fenty having canceled his appearance the night before saying he "couldn't make it work."

What was bille...

Metro Punishes Bus Driver Who Fought With Rider

By David Schultz

Police charged Vento Mickens with simple assault after he got into an altercation with a rider earlier this month.

Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel says the two were fighting about a fare.

It was the latest in a string of Metro employees getting in trouble with...

Defendants Acquitted in Wone Conspiracy Case

By Patrick Madden

The judge presiding over the bench trial in the Robert Wone conspiracy case has rendered her verdict. The three men accused of misleading police in the 2006 stabbing have been acquitted.

Clifton Residents Plead To Keep School

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, residents in the small town of Clifton are fighting to save their elementary school. At a public hearing last night they got one last chance to stand face to face with the Fairfax School board to make their case.

About 200 people live in the town of Cli...

Bethesda Theatre Goes To Auction

By Rebecca Sheir

A debt-ridden, historic theater in Bethesda, Maryland, is going on the auction block.

Supporters of the Bethesda Theatre hope the landmark will soon see another opening of another show.

The Bethesda Theatre you see today looks an awful lot like the one you would...

Maryland Reporter State Roundup June 29, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

PAGE ELMORE Del. Page Elmore's funeral is set for Wednesday and his widow Carolyn is being considered to fill out the remainder of his term, reports Sean Sedam for the Gazette.

RUNNING MATE Check out the YouTube video of GOP candidate for governor B...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, June 29, 2010

(June 29-July 3) STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE The Source Festival continues this week with the debut of three new plays at Source Theater near the U Street Corridor in Northwest D.C. You can spend an evening rapping in the basement of a Brooklyn brownstone, space out at an intergalactic watering hole,...

Clifton Residents Say Plan to Close School Ignores Environmental Concerns

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, residents in Fairfax County's Clifton area say a proposal to close their local elementary and build a new school several miles away ignores serious environmental concerns.

A plan put forward by Fairfax County Public Schools calls for closing Clifton and...

Summer Lunch Program Extended In Montgomery County

By Matt Bush

In Maryland, federal money will allow Montgomery County to extend its free summer lunch program to an eighth school.

Rolling Terrace elementary school will now offer free lunches during the summer, which any child who comes to the school can receive. Schools superintenden...

Power Breakfast For June 29, 2010

Tonight at a music club somewhere in Seattle, a band will be playing tribute to a complicated man.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...