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News Archive - November 9, 2010

Kwame Brown Prepares To Lead D.C. Council

Now that Vincent Gray is preparing to take over as mayor in D.C., his replacement on the city council is getting ready to pick up the reins.

Moments after his first press conference as council chair-elect ended, Kwame Brown faced his first real test -- a so-called 3 a.m. call politicians l...

Latest Virginia Regional News

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen has pleaded not guilty to charges that he attempted to help al-Qaida bomb the Washington Metro transit system. Thirty-four-year-old Farooque Ahmed was arraigned today in U.S. District Court. He requested a jury trial, which was scheduled for Apri...

Local Advocates Raise Flags About Arsenic In Poultry

Food & Water Watch, a consumer advocacy organization in Maryland, is joining forces with community leaders and local farmers to raise awareness about the potential danger associated with arsenic in poultry.

The Journal of Poultry Science reports, since 1995, 70 percent of the chickens p...

Art Beat: Tuesday, Nov. 9

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 9-Jan. 2) EVERY TONGUE CONFESS Arena Stage may have just recently reopened, but it's wasting no time getting into the thick of American theater. Every tongue confess premieres tonight at the Mead Center in Southwest Washington. Ancient myth meets mode...

Public Charter School Idea Attracts Some In Loudoun County

In Virginia, Imagine Schools, a locally-based charter school company, says it wants to be the first to establish a public charter school in Loudoun County.

Loudoun County isn't known for struggling schools, like many other districts where public charters have become popular, but Imagine's E...

Fimian Officially Concedes In 11th District Race

Click HERE for an update of this story.

The Republican challenger in Virginia's 11th Congressional District race has decided to concede.

Keith Fimian says after much discussion with friends and supporters he's decided not to pursue a recount.

Fimian also says his campaign will n...

Guilty Plea In Death Of D.C. Middle School Principal

A 19-year-old man has plead guilty to shooting to death D.C. middle school principal Brian Betts at his home in Silver Spring, Md., last April.

Alante Saunders is one of four men charged in the killing of Betts, who was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound to the chest. Saunders has...

State Roundup: Tuesday, Nov. 9

From MarylandReporter.com:

ROBOCALL JAIL Mike Hellgren of WJZ-TV reports that the probe into the Election Day "relax" robocalls could end in jail time for those responsible.

GUTTER POLITICS Baltimore Sun opinionators call the "relax" robocalls gutter politics, say that someone should...

Justice Department Gives Grants To Help Md. Law Enforcement

The Justice Department is giving more than $300,000 to fight gun crimes and gangs in Maryland.

A $190,000 grant will pay an assistant attorney general to pursue gang and gun crimes.

The western Maryland cities of Cumberland, Frederick and Hagerstown are getting more than $100,000 to h...

Intermission: The Backstage Hustle

The first act ends. Ideally, the audience thunderously applauds. Then the audience mills about -- maybe moseys to the bar or restrooms.

But behind the curtain, it's not exactly the eye of the hurricane. Stage and production managers have to be ready to handle any situation during the few mi...

D.C. Homeless Services Face Major Cuts

Homeless services and other safety-net programs in the District are facing major budget cuts next year.

Department of Human Services Director Clarence Carter testified before City Councilmember Tommy Wells at Monday's hearing on homeless services, and said he didn't want to be the boy who c...

Latest Maryland Regional News

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) A state prison inmate faces trial on a first-degree murder charge. Thirty-six-year-old Christopher White is scheduled for trial today. He is accused of strangling cellmate Clarence Meyers Jr. in December at the North Branch Correctional Institution, where Meyers was serving t...

Life Continues, Fear Remains In Port-Au-Prince Relief Camps

On a barren, rocky outcropping overlooking Port-au-Prince, Haiti, it's time to celebrate. People gather in a hanger-sized tent for church in a camp of 450 families. The church is part of the rhythm that's taken hold in the settlement.

Despite calls by the Haitian government and aid agencie...

Guilty Plea In Death Of D.C. Middle School Principal

A 19-year-old man has plead guilty to shooting to death D.C. middle school principal Brian Betts at his home in Silver Spring, Md., last April.

Alante Saunders is one of four men charged in the killing of Betts, who was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound to the chest. Saunders has...

Arlington Police Stake-Out Intersection To Protect Pedestrians

As part of a pedestrian safety campaign, three police officers decked-out in bright yellow vests are stopping drivers for not yielding to people crossing the street at the intersection of Wilson and Lynn in Rosslyn. Later today, they'll begin a second round of enforcement near that intersection....

Spingarn High School Student Dies In Shoot-Out

In the District, grief counselors are offering support to Spingarn High School students grappling with the senseless death of one of their own. D.C. school officials say one Spingarn High School student was killed and another wounded in a shooting.

Police say two teens were shot last night...

Intermission: The Backstage Hustle

The first act ends. Ideally, the audience thunderously applauds. Then the audience mills about -- maybe moseys to the bar or restrooms.

But behind the curtain, it's not exactly the eye of the hurricane. Stage and production managers have to be ready to handle any situation during the few mi...

Kwame Brown Prepares To Lead D.C. Council

Now that Vincent Gray is preparing to take over as mayor in D.C., his replacement on the city council is getting ready to pick up the reins.

Moments after his first press conference as council chair-elect ended, Kwame Brown faced his first real test -- a so-called 3 a.m. call politicians l...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) A Muslim civil rights group says it's learning of more packages carrying passports of pilgrims planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for hajj being delayed by the government. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it has heard of four packages being sent by UPS from Californi...

Maryland Pursues Program To End Childhood Hunger

Fresh off his successful re-election campaign, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is pushing his goals for his second term. The governor is starting with a plan he first proposed two years ago.

In 2008, O'Malley formed a partnership that included the Governor's Office for Children and the non-pr...

Art Beat: Tuesday, Nov. 9

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 9-Jan. 2) EVERY TONGUE CONFESS Arena Stage may have just recently reopened, but it's wasting no time getting into the thick of American theater. Every tongue confess premieres tonight at the Mead Center in Southwest Washington. Ancient myth meets mode...

Power Breakfast: Tuesday, Nov. 9

From [Capitol News Connection (http://www.capitolnewsconnection.org/:

The best things in life are free. But a big-time political office? That'll cost you.

Fimian Concedes, Still Open To Revisiting Decision

In Virginia's 11th Congressional District, a week after election day, Republican challenger Keith Fimian has conceded to Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly. Connolly bested Fimian by less than 1,000 votes.

In a statement released around 12 p.m. today, Fimian says he will not pursue a recou...