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News Archive - August 10, 2010

Alexandria City Planners Push Ambitious Waterfront Redesign

By Jonathan Wilson

In Virginia, thousands of residents and visitors have been charmed by Old Town Alexandria but some major changes to Old Town's waterfront could be on the way.

It's a beautiful summer day to be walking along historic King Street in Old Town, and Ginna Gordon, who's v...

Latest Maryland Regional News

ESSEX, Md. (AP) Public Works officials say water may not be restored until tonight for up to 9,700 homes and businesses in Essex affected by a water shutoff forced when a connector became separated yesterday. Officials say water streamed into the road and Old Eastern Avenue was closed to traffic....

Virginia College Students Save On Amtrak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Amtrak is offering discounts to college students traveling by train in Virginia.

The 15 percent discount off the regular adult fare on Northeast Regional trains is good to or from Lynchburg, Ashland, Culpeper, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Newport News, Richmond and Wi...

Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour- Tuesday August 10th 2010

"Art Beat" With Sabri Ben-Achour - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 (August 10-September 26) SIGNATURE’S CHESS The name belies the raucous night of musical theater in store, but Chess brings the heat to Arlington’s Signature Theatre tonight through September. Tim Rice’s tale of a Cold War love triangle t...

Power Breakfast For August 10, 2010

Governors and thousands of teachers are poised for a congressional reprieve.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

House Passes Bill To Help Teachers, Public Workers

By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) House Democrats on Tuesday pushed through a $26 billion jobs bill to protect 300,000 teachers and other nonfederal government workers from election-year layoffs.

The bill would be paid for mainly by closing a tax loophole used by m...

Defense Efficiency Initiatives Could Have Huge Effect on Local Economy

By Jonathan Wilson

The nation's Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, wants his department to be more efficient and has ordered a 10 percent reduction each year for the next three years in funding for defense contractors.

It's a decision that could have huge ramifications for the Northern...

Metro Struggles To Move Forward From NTSB Report

By David Schultz

Metro's Board of Directors met with the NTSB yesterday and one of the top questions Metro Board members had for the federal safety investigators was, "Who should our role model be?"

Chris Zimmerman, a Metro Board Member from Northern Virginia, asked the NTSB chairman,...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities are investigating a fight that happened over the weekend at a Metro rail station involving dozens of teenagers and young adults. Police say a fight was reported late Friday evening at L'Enfant Plaza.

WASHINGTON (AP) The widow of an attorney mysteriously killed in...

Handbag Maker Sues Ocean City Shops

BALTIMORE (AP) Coach, which makes luxury handbags, has filed suit against 13 shops on the Ocean City boardwalk for allegedly selling counterfeit handbags, wallets and accessories.

The suits were filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

The lawsuits allege that a Coach investi...

The Newcomer's Guide To Washington: Lincoln, Memorialized

We're saying goodbye to a WAMU standby today. Since December, Rebecca Sheir has been debunking myths and solving mysteries about D.C., in our series, The Newcomers Guide To Washington. In the final installment, we take on the myths and legends surrounding the Lincoln Memorial

Toward the end...

Pentagon To Cut Military Jobs In Norfolk

By Greg Peppers

Senior Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are condemning a Pentagon decision to cut the U.S. Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk.

The Pentagon decision jeopardizes about 5,000 military jobs in the Hampton Roads region. It also puts in jeopardy the jobs of many con...

What To Eat In The Heat

By Matt Bush

The long, hot summer continues to drag on in the D.C. region, with high temperatures expected over 90 degrees all week. Water is not only important to drink in the heat, but to eat too.

The water you eat comes from fruits and vegetables, and that's why Dr. Jamie Futterman...

Former NASA Chief, Son Survive Alaska Plane Crash

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Writer

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his teenage son survived a small plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens, his company said Tuesday.

Defense contractor EADS North America confirmed in a statement "with a...

Campaign Signs: What Do They Say About The Candidates?

Yard signs dotting D.C. are perhaps the most visible 'sign' there's a political campaign underway.

Yard signs dotting lawns and windows in the District are perhaps the most visible 'sign' there's an election coming up. Especially ubiquitous are those of Mayor Adrian Fenty and Council Chairm...

Latest Virginia Regional News

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) Police in Virginia believe that a serial killer who fatally stabbed five people and wounded 10 others in Michigan since May is also responsible for a series of stabbings in a northern Virginia town that have almost exclusively targeted black men. Leesburg police say the same ma...

Guardian Angels Expand Metro Patrols After Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. chapter of the Guardian Angels says members will start patrolling Metro's green line three nights a week after a large fight broke out at a station over the weekend, injuring four people.

Chapter leader John Ayala says between eight and two dozen people will be invo...

Maryland Mayor Questions PG Co. Dog Restraint Policy

By Elliott Francis

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s records indicate deputies have shot 10 domestic dogs in 9 incidents between 2005 and 2010. One politician in the county says it’s a pattern of excessive force that should be addressed.

Two years ago, Berwyn Heights, Maryland Mayor Ch...

MarylandReporter.com: State Roundup August 10, 2010

From the Maryland Reporter website:

EHRLICH BUCKS Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich is all but certain to have significantly less cash on hand than Gov. Martin O'Malley heading into the final months of the election, writes John Wagner of the Washington Post.

O'MALLEY BLASTED Editorial writers a...

Metro Says Possible Terrorist Threat "Not Credible"

By David Schultz

Jeff Delinski, the deputy chief of Metro Transit Police, says the Department of Homeland Security informed him this weekend someone in Turkey is seeking a U.S. visa with the intent to "do harm" to an unspecified Metro station. But, Delinski says, that's all the information...

PGA Golf Returning To Potomac Golf Course

By Matt Bush

After a four-year absence, professional golf will return to Potomac, Maryland in October. The PGA Champions tour will hold its final major tournament at a course golfers used to dislike so much, they refused to play it.

Jay Haas doesn't remember too much about the TPC Ave...

VA Attacks Linked To Serial Killer In Michigan

By Patrick Madden

Police in Virginia's Loudoun County say they think a serial killer who killed five people and injured 10 others in Michigan is also responsible for three attacks in northern Virginia, and that has people in the area worried.

Residents here in Leesburg say they’re con...

Five MD Children Injured In Day Care Van, SUV Crash

GLENN DALE, Md. (AP) Prince George's County authorities say five children have suffered minor injuries after their day care center van crashed into an SUV.

County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the crash occurred Tuesday afternoon at Enterprise Road and Meadowland Drive in Glenn...

Guardian Angels Expand Metro Patrols

By Greg Peppers

The Guardian Angels say members will start patrolling Metro's Green Line three nights a week. The expansion comes a week after a large fight broke out at the L'Enfant Plaza metro station. Chapter President Joseph Ayala says about two dozen people will be involved in the patr...