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News Archive - October 22, 2010

Police Look For Clues In Marine Museum Shooting

In Virginia, police in Prince William County are scouring Interstate 95 for clues related to last weekend's shooting at the national Marine Corps museum.

Shots were fired at the museum early Sunday morning, and police believe they may have come from nearby I-95, which runs in front of the m...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Juan Williams says comments that NPR's chief executive made after his firing amount to a personal attack. Williams told ABC's "Good Morning America" today he thinks NPR CEO Vivian Schiller attacked him because she had a weak argument to justify his firing.

WASHINGTON (AP) A...

McDonnell Will Not Call Special Session For ABC Privatization

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will wait until the first day of the 2011 General Assembly session to introduce legislation to privatize liquor sales in the state.

McDonnell had wanted to call a special session to debate the issue, but he says he's still gathering support for the move....

Art Beat: Weekend Events, Oct. 22-24

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Oct. 23-24) NOT YOUR TYPICAL TRAPEZOIDS If the terms weekend and geometry seem diametrically opposed to you, consider the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival. Several exhibits there unfold the art in math and science - from sculptures based on hy...

State Roundup: Friday, Oct. 22

From MarylandStateReporter.com:

THE DEBATE Democrat incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican Bob Ehrlich traded views on policing strategies, minority-owned business set-asides and funding for historically black universities during the WOLB-Radio debate, hosted by former state Sen. Lar...

Latest Maryland Regional News

WALDORF, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police say two men picking up trash on a Charles County median were killed when an SUV went off the highway and hit them. A police spokesman says three State Highway Administration contract workers had mowed the median of state Route 228 in the Waldorf area yester...

Early Voting Begins in Montgomery County

When the doors opened at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 10 a.m., a line of more than 70 voters were waiting to cast their ballots.

Many of them came here to vote based on party affiliation, rather than on an individual candidate--that was true for Maryland resident Robyn Muncy.

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Prospective Panel Chosen For Levy Trial

More than 40 jurors have qualified to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial.

D.C. reporter Ingmar Guandique is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Levy.

Her 2001 disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Congressmember Gary Condit, a California Democ...

Power Breakfast: Friday, Oct. 22

From Capitol News Connection:

The Senate Majority Leader's Republican challenger calls climate change as a "mantra of the left." California's would-be Senator exhorts Americans to be 'courageous' in questioning the science. Now add Ken Buck, the Tea Party-fueled Senate challenger in Colorad...

Latest Virginia Regional News

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) A former executive who admitted paying bribes to help a Danville-based tobacco company secure business in Kyrgyzstan will spend three years on probation. Court records show Bobby Jay Elkin Jr. and several coconspirators paid more than $3 million in bribes to Kyrgyzstan official...

Fairfax Intersection To Become An Interchange

The Fairfax County Parkway in Northern Virginia is getting a major upgrade, but local politicians disagree about how the upgrade was funded.

Right now, a traffic light at the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair Lakes Parkway ties up the 66,000 cars that travel there ever...

Art Beat: Weekend Events, Oct. 22-24

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Oct. 23-24) NOT YOUR TYPICAL TRAPEZOIDS If the terms weekend and geometry seem diametrically opposed to you, consider the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival. Several exhibits there unfold the art in math and science - from sculptures based on hy...

Police Look For Clues In Marine Museum Shooting

In Virginia, police in Prince William County are scouring Interstate 95 for clues related to last weekend's shooting at the national Marine Corps museum.

Shots were fired at the museum early Sunday morning, and police believe they may have come from nearby I-95, which runs in front of the m...

Latest Maryland Regional News

WALDORF, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police say two men picking up trash on a Charles County median were killed when an SUV went off the highway and hit them. A police spokesman says three State Highway Administration contract workers had mowed the median of state Route 228 in the Waldorf area yester...

D.C. Fire Chief Will Step Down In January

Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made the announcement in a mass email updating his contact information.

In the email, Rubin writes he will step down on Jan. 2 when "the new administration takes over." He adds that he plans to provide consultant services until he finds a position that is "a good fit...

Prospective Panel Chosen For Levy Trial

More than 40 jurors have qualified to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial.

D.C. reporter Ingmar Guandique is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Levy.

Her 2001 disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Congressmember Gary Condit, a California Democ...

Power Breakfast: Friday, Oct. 22

From Capitol News Connection:

The Senate Majority Leader's Republican challenger calls climate change as a "mantra of the left." California's would-be Senator exhorts Americans to be 'courageous' in questioning the science. Now add Ken Buck, the Tea Party-fueled Senate challenger in Colorad...

State Roundup: Friday, Oct. 22

From MarylandStateReporter.com:

THE DEBATE Democrat incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican Bob Ehrlich traded views on policing strategies, minority-owned business set-asides and funding for historically black universities during the WOLB-Radio debate, hosted by former state Sen. Lar...

This Week In Congress: Friday, Oct. 22

From Capitol News Connection:

Remember "flip-flopping"? That was so, like, 2004. It turns out a lot of lawmakers were for the stimulus while they were against it. Early this week, Citizens for Public Integrity released a mountain of letters. Each one signed by one or more members of Congres...

Art Beat: Weekend Events, Oct. 22-24

Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Oct. 23-24) NOT YOUR TYPICAL TRAPEZOIDS If the terms weekend and geometry seem diametrically opposed to you, consider the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival. Several exhibits there unfold the art in math and science - from sculptures based on hy...

Police Look For Clues In Marine Museum Shooting

In Virginia, police in Prince William County are scouring Interstate 95 for clues related to last weekend's shooting at the national Marine Corps museum.

Shots were fired at the museum early Sunday morning, and police believe they may have come from nearby I-95, which runs in front of the m...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Juan Williams says comments that NPR's chief executive made after his firing amount to a personal attack. Williams told ABC's "Good Morning America" today he thinks NPR CEO Vivian Schiller attacked him because she had a weak argument to justify his firing.

WASHINGTON (AP) A...

D.C. Fire Chief Will Step Down In January

Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made the announcement in a mass email updating his contact information.

In the email, Rubin writes he will step down on Jan. 2 when "the new administration takes over." He adds that he plans to provide consultant services until he finds a position that is "a good fit...

Prospective Panel Chosen For Levy Trial

More than 40 jurors have qualified to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial.

D.C. reporter Ingmar Guandique is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Levy.

Her 2001 disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Congressmember Gary Condit, a California Democ...

Police Chief's Past Could Be Picture-Perfect For Salisbury's Future

Barbara Duncan got her start working as a seasonal police officer in Ocean City, but for the past 21 years, the Dover native has been with the Mount Vernon police department near Yonkers, N.Y.

She was named the first female police chief in Mount Vernon in 2008, and she will become Salisbury...

State Roundup: Friday, Oct. 22

From MarylandStateReporter.com:

THE DEBATE Democrat incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican Bob Ehrlich traded views on policing strategies, minority-owned business set-asides and funding for historically black universities during the WOLB-Radio debate, hosted by former state Sen. Lar...

This Week In Congress: Friday, Oct. 22

From Capitol News Connection:

Remember "flip-flopping"? That was so, like, 2004. It turns out a lot of lawmakers were for the stimulus while they were against it. Early this week, Citizens for Public Integrity released a mountain of letters. Each one signed by one or more members of Congres...

D.C. Fire Chief Will Step Down In January

Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made the announcement in a mass email updating his contact information.

In the email, Rubin writes he will step down on Jan. 2 when "the new administration takes over." He adds that he plans to provide consultant services until he finds a position that is "a good fit...

Clinton Rallies For Gov. Martin O'Malley In Baltimore

Former President Bill Clinton is rallying for Democrats across the country, including Gov. Martin O'Malley in his campaign against former Gov. Robert Ehrlich.

Clinton spoke about the differences he sees between the two candidates and highlighted O'Malley's commitment to education.

"If...