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News Archive - December 23, 2010

D.C. Public Charter School Students Win Full Rides To College

Five D.C. students won Posse Scholarships, which will take them to Pepperdine, the University of Wisconsin and Bucknell. The students currently attend Friendship Public Charter School in the District.

The students will recieve four-year, full-tuition scholarships from the colleges as part o...

Latest Maryland News

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) Oakland's chief of police for 27 years, John K. Sines, has retired. Sines has been with the police department since 1983 and was appointed chief the next year. He oversaw a staff of three.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony has left to be with his fam...

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

(Dec. 23-Jan. 1) A HOLIDAY HOW-TO With the holidays proximate, there's perhaps no better time for Factory Edge Theatre Works' A Holiday How-To playing Thursday and next week at Theatre Project on West Preston Street in Baltimore. The choose-your-own-musical is led by Lance, a director who only re...

Metro Board Shake-Up Continues

Metro's board of directors is undergoing major changes, with several members resigning or being removed in the past few weeks.

Marcell Solomon, a lawyer from Prince George's County, Md., will no longer serve on Metro's board. The new executive of Prince George's County, Rushern Baker, has r...

Whole Foods Recalls Some Cheese Products Sold In D.C.

Sally Jackson Cheese has recalled its cheese products because they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recall affects D.C. Whole Foods stores as well as stores in California, Nevada and Washington State.

Included in the recall are cow's milk cheese, goat's milk, sheep's milk, cow...

Delmarva Power Rate Increase Proposal Sparks Public Outcry

The leading electricity provider on the Delmarva Penninsula says it needs an increase in monthly rates to cover increased costs and system upgrades. But the public is already lashing out at the thought of higher electric bills.

Delmarva Power officials are hoping they'll have more luck with...

Latest D.C. News

WASHINGTON (AP) An off-duty D.C. firefighter who was shot several times has driven himself to a northwest Washington hospital. Police say the firefighter was shot in his car overnight, and managed to drive himself to the Washington Hospital Center. Police say the man is in critical condition....

Power Breakfast: Congress Members Choose 2010's Defining Words

From Capitol News Connection:

For a place too often mired in gridlock, Congress knows how to grease the skids when it needs to.

Federal, State Officials Seek Source Of Va. Well Contamination

Health officials in Virginia say an abandoned well in Louisa is contaminated with a potentially harmful chemical. Field tests of the town-owned Louisa Acme well reportedly uncovered high levels of the chemical tetra-chloro-ethylene.

The Daily Progress reports contamination prompted health o...

With New Streetcars Coming, Washingtonians Remember Old Ones

In just about two years, streetcars will begin roaming the streets of Washington D.C. The D.C. City Council gave its final approval to the city's urban streetcar project earlier this month.

But this won't be the first time streetcars will have run on the city's streets. As Washingtonians of...

Latest Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says harsh penalties for marijuana possession are costly for the nation and damaging to young people. But a spokesman says he is not calling for decriminalizing pot.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) Hampton University is giving a holiday bonus to...

Va. Steps In To Preserve, Protect Slave Burial Ground

A slave burial ground in Richmond dates back centuries and is believed to lie beneath a section of a parking lot owned by Virginia Commonwealth University. Now Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing that the state buy the 2.5-acre lot.

A budget amendment would provide $3.3 million for the purchase...

Maryland News Roundup

From MarylandReporter.com:

2011 RACING DEAL The Maryland Racing Commission unanimously approved a deal yesterday to keep horse racing in Maryland for at least another year, ending doubts about the future of the 2011 Preakness Stakes, Ryan Sharrow and Daniel Sernovitz report for the Baltimor...

Yule Logs You Can Eat

The holidays are a time for tradition, and there's one culinary tradition that many in the region have embraced: It's a type of cake designed to resemble a rotting log in the forest. WAMU's Sabri Ben-Achour met up with Joseph Poupon, who's been a pastry chef for 40 years and is the founder of Pat...

People With Disabilities Sue D.C.

A group of people with disabilities is filing a class-action lawsuit against the District. The plaintiffs say the city gives them no other options beside living in nursing homes.

The lawsuit claims D.C. is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing enough opportunities t...

Washington Hospital Center Ordered To Reinstate Nurse

One of the nurses fired from the Washington Hospital Center after failing to report for shifts during February's snowstorm is heading back to work. An arbitrator has ordered the hospital to give her job back.

The arbitrator ruled that Geri Lee's conduct did not amount to the gross misconduc...