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News Archive - August 3, 2010

Getting "Close" At The Corcoran

We head now to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where the portraits of artist Chuck Close are on display. They're made from some of the most basic shapes and colors:squiggles and lines, bright circles and blobs, that, when viewed from afar, add up to the most expressive and iconic paintings in the wo...

Power Breakfast For August 3, 2010

Time for another installment of "Strange bedfellows - and the policies that make them."

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

Repeat Drunk Driver Kills Nun

By Meymo Lyons

Police in Prince William County, Virginia say the man charged with drunk driving in a crash that killed a nun was in the country illegally.

Police say 23-year-old Carlos Martinelly Montano of Bristow, Va., was drunk and speeding when he lost control of his Subaru Outbac...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

(August 3) EVERYONE'S A CRITIC The tables turn tonight during Critique the Critics at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Chinatown. A veritable who's who of the District's cultural cognoscente and high society savants will compete to make the most catching creations out of Lego and Play-Doh, in the na...

Va. Lawsuit Against Federal Health Care Laws Moves Forward

By Kavitha Cardoza

A District court judge has allowed a Virginia lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the new federal health care law to move forward.

But everyone agrees it'll be a while before what the judge calls "a host of complex constitutional issues" are resolved....

Latest DC Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Riders on the Metro transit system can expect to start paying 20 cents more for traveling in the peak afternoon perio dwhen ridership is high. The new fare hike begins today after some delays and adds an increase for travel between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) Reagan...

Md. Blames Metro for January Accident That Left Two Workers Dead

By David Schultz

Maryland’s Office of Occupational Safety is blaming Metro for an accident earlier this year that killed two of its workers.

The accident took place at the Rockville Metro Station in January.

Metro workers Jeff Garrard and Sung Oh were installing safety equipment...

Series...D.C. Area Students Succeed Against Tough Odds

This week, education reporter Kavitha Cardoza has been telling us about remarkable students she has met- students who seem destined to succeed- despite overwhelming odds. Today we hear about 18-year-old Josue Rosales, who has just graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia.

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Barry Cleared Of Violation, Says He Has Many Enemies

By Patrick Madden

D.C. Council Member Marion Barry has been cleared of violating any city laws after awarding a $15,000 contract to his former girlfriend.

Barry says he feels "vindicated" by the Office of Campaign Finance's report, it "admonishes" the former mayor for not disclosing h...

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup August 3, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

SLOTS FOES The newly branded "No Slots at the Mall," which will work to overturn zoning legislation that allows slots at Arundel Mills Mall, has filed necessary paperwork with state officials to begin work on its referendum campaign, Nicole Fuller reports...

Maryland Funding Program Helps Save Small business

By Elliott Francis

A funding partnership between the state of Maryland and Montgomery County has helped preserve a local business and jobs.

Rosta's, a popular clothing store in Silver Spring, Maryland was on Colesville road until they lost their lease back in 2007.

Now they're c...

Police Look Into DC Sniper Claims of More Victims

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Montgomery County police are investigating claims made by convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo that he and his partner had additional victims across the country.

In a TV interview last week, psychiatrist Neil Blumberg said Malvo told him he had participated in at least 4...

Two Metro Workers Injured at Anacostia Station

By David Schultz

Two Metro employees are in the hospital after suffering electrical burns they received in an accident at the Anacostia Metro Station.

Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff says the accident occurred around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Two men working in the station’s power...

Series...D.C. Area Students Succeed Against Tough Odds

This week, education reporter Kavitha Cardoza has been telling us about remarkable students she has met- students who seem destined to succeed- despite overwhelming odds. Today we hear about 18-year-old Josue Rosales, who has just graduated from South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia.

...

City Proposes Using Homeless Funds To Pay For Summer Jobs Program

By Patrick Madden

The District's summer jobs program is in trouble once again. Like some past summers, the city is spending more on its job program for young people that it had budgeted for. But paying for this shortfall, is proving to be controversial.

To pay for the cost over-runs...

Latest Virginia Regional News

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The last of five ships in the Eisenhower Strike Group is returning home today after a seven-month deployment to deter piracy off eastern Africa. The guided-missile destroyer McFaul and its crew of about 275 sailors are returning to the home port of Norfolk.

FRANKLINTON, N....

Getting "Close" At The Corcoran

We head now to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where the portraits of artist Chuck Close are on display. They're made from some of the most basic shapes and colors:squiggles and lines, bright circles and blobs, that, when viewed from afar, add up to the most expressive and iconic paintings in the wo...

Convention Center To Hold Free Clinic

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The Washington Convention Center is preparing to become the nation's largest doctor's office for a day. At least 1200 uninsured people are expected to make their way to the Convention Center on Wednesday for a one day Free Clinic.

"Nothing will surprise us," says N...

New Evaluation System for DC's Public Charter Schools

By Kavitha Cardoza

Public Charter Schools in D.C. are being evaulated under a new system -- and the charter school board chair says it's with an eye on quality, not quantity.

Brian Jones -- chair of public charter school board -- says over the past decade, charter schools have seen im...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

(August 3) EVERYONE'S A CRITIC The tables turn tonight during Critique the Critics at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Chinatown. A veritable who's who of the District's cultural cognoscente and high society savants will compete to make the most catching creations out of Lego and Play-Doh, in the na...

Highest Paid Metro Board Member Misses Many Meetings

By David Schultz

The money Metro Board members get paid varies widely. Virginia and D.C. pay its members a small stipend, while Montgomery County and the State of Maryland pay each of their three Board members $20,000 a year.

But Prince George's County pays its Board Member, Marcell S...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The former Navy chief of legislative affairs at the Pentagon is getting a new and challenging assignment today: Vice Adm. Michael Miller is taking over as the 61st superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, relieving the current academy head Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler.

ARNO...

D.C. Council Rejects Proposed Summer Jobs Extension

By Patrick Madden

The D.C. Council has rejected a request by Mayor Adrian Fenty to extend the city’s summer jobs program another seven days.

The mayor’s proposal couldn’t muster enough support Tuesday – with only two members voting in favor of it.

Although this year’s program ha...