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News Archive - August 4, 2010

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 Gus Aluko, who just graduated from Kingsbury Day School in Northwest D.C.

Ginger M...

D.C. Holds Free Health Clinic

By Jonathan Wilson

The District of Columbia has more than 57,000 residents without health insurance, and many should be able to get some free medical care today at the Washington Convention Center.

The National Association of Free Clinics is creating a doctor's office the size of thre...

Archdiocese Takes Baltimore To Court Over Pregnancy Clinic Regulation

By Rebecca Blatt

A judge is hearing arguments today in a lawsuit accusing Baltimore of violating the First Amendment rights of pregnancy counseling centers that don't provide abortions or birth control.

Baltimore was the first city in the nation to pass a law requiring pregnancy cente...

National Night Out Observance Dedicated To Local Hero

By Elliott Francis

More than 200 residents in and around Seat Pleasant, Maryland joined with local law enforcement officials to participate in the 27th annual National Night Out observance. Among those at the event, was the brother of a local Maryland state trooper murdered just two months...

Latest Maryland Regional News

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Maryland prison officials say staff members' failure to follow the rules may have led to the escape last week of a convicted armed robber from the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Dominic Webster was recaptured six hours later.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Poli...

Arrest Made For Hate Vandalism To Olney Synagogue

By Sanaz Meshkinpour

Montgomery County Police have made an arrest in connection with the July 26th desecration of a synagogue in Olney, Maryland.

Police have charged Ian Jacob Baron with five counts related to vandalizing the B'nai Shalom temple in Olney. They say Baron spray painted...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

(August 4-29) SCENESTERS Northwest D.C.'s Foundry Gallery melts together two shows for a refined double-feature. The exhibit Dupont Circle Scenes features the work of local artists that capture the neighborhood aesthetic, while Community of Fire handles wood fired pottery - carefully - while inv...

Power Breakfast For August 4, 2010

In the 21st Century job market, it always pays to get a degree or a certificate that says you're qualified. Or does it?

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

20,000 Dead Fish Wash Up Along VA Beach

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) A fish processing company is working to clean up an estimated 20,000 menhaden that have washed ashore on Buckroe Beach after a spill from the nets of a commercial trawler.

Texas-based Omega Protein says about 75,000 of the oily fish were spilled from harvesting nets on Mon...

D.C. Council Rejects GOP Nominee For Elections Board

By Patrick Madden

With city-wide elections less than two months away, the Districts board of elections and ethics is still short one member.

The D.C. Council rejected Mayor Fenty's choice to fill the spot reserved for someone from a minority party.

The council rejected Republica...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say they have made an arrest in a drive-by shooting last year that left two people dead and three others injured. Police say 18-year-old Paul Riggins has been charged with two counts of manslaughter in the October 2009 shooting in northeast D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) A...

Maryland Gov. O'Malley Reveals New Tech Tool To Fight Crime

By Elliott Francis

In the past three years, Maryland's car theft rate has dropped 35 percent. Police say part of the credit goes to a high tech license plate recognition program which will soon be expanded.

Approximately 100 license plate readers (LPR) have been deployed around the st...

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

(August 4-29) SCENESTERS Northwest D.C.'s Foundry Gallery melts together two shows for a refined double-feature. The exhibit Dupont Circle Scenes features the work of local artists that capture the neighborhood aesthetic, while Community of Fire handles wood fired pottery - carefully - while inv...

School Meals In DCPS To Be Revamped With Nutritious, Local Foods

By Kavitha Cardoza

The head of Food Services in D,C.'s public schools, Jeff Mills, is promising more students will see school meals that are healthy, tasty and made from ingredients farmed close to the District.

Local fish with roasted potatoes, chicken salad with cilantro yogurt sauc...

Two MD Counties Vie For Social Security Data Center

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Sen. Barbara Mikulski says the Social Security Administration plans to build a national data center in either Frederick County or Baltimore County.

The Maryland Democrat said Tuesday that the center and its 250 jobs will go to either Urbana, which is south of Frederick a...

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 Gus Aluko, who just graduated from Kingsbury Day School in Northwest D.C.

Ginger M...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Workers are preparing to install porous paving stones and rain gardens around the state Capitol as part of a Greening Virginia project. The move to redirect stormwater into the irrigation system of the Capitol grounds got under way this week.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Hardwood f...

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup August 4, 2010

From the Maryland Health Reporter website:

HEALTH SAVINGS A new study finds that most of the state’s $829 million savings on Medicaid spending from federal health care reform comes not from reduced costs, but from taxes on new insurance coverage, writes Len Lazarick for MarylandReporter.com...

Every DCPS Student To Get Individualized Fitness Plan

By Kavitha Cardoza

During the next academic year, every student in D.C.'s traditional public schools will have an individualized fitness plan.

Diana Bruce oversees health and wellness for DCPS. She says P.E. teachers will start using a web based program called Fitness Gram, where they...

1,300 Lack Power In Baltimore-Washington Area

WASHINGTON (AP) About 1,330 customers in Washington and Maryland are still in the dark after storms blew through the area.

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pepco was reporting about 1,130 outages in the region. About 900 of the outages were in Montgomery County, Md.

Baltimore Gas + Electric w...

Massive Free D.C. Clinic Draws 1,800 Uninsured Patients

By Jonathan Wilson

Hundreds are receiving medical care at a free clinic at the Washington Convention Center today and the turnout has been even greater than organizers expected.

Approximately 1,500 uninsured patients made appointments ahead of time, as they were encouraged to do.

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