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Friday, October 28, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 28

Dia De Los Muertos

Scary stories, dreary dance, Cabaret Macabre and genuine Scottish jams.

Howard U Group Marching In Support Of 'Occupy'

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A group from Howard University is marching in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement Friday, hoping to add more racial diversity to the protests.

On The Coast: Inside The Eastern Shore's Most Haunted House

We visit Poplar Hill, an 18th-century mansion outside Salisbury, Md., that observers say is chock-full of otherworldly residents.

[Music: "Sea Of Love" by Tom Waits from Brawlers / "Coven of Witches" by Combustible Edison from Four Rooms / "Out of Limits" by The Challengers from Best of The Challengers (Vinyl)]

Making Peace With The Specters In Your Home

Longtime residents of D.C.'s historic Crestwood neighborhood explain why some of the area's homes might be haunted by earlier owners.

[Music: "Vertigo Suite: Prelude" by Bernard Herrmann from Best of Herrmann]

Buried Treasure & Depressed Ghosts: Touring Haunted Capitol Hill

Tour guide Tim Krepp takes us on a stroll through Capitol Hill to explore the neighborhood's spooky tales from ages past.

[Music: "Spooky" by Anthony Goldsmith from Animal Antix - Music for a Comedy Lounge]

A Scary Scenario For District Teachers

We examine why District teachers who received strong reviews for their work are finding themselves out of a job.

[Music: "Theme 2" by John Murphy from 28 Days Later (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]

From A To B: Broken Escalators Haunt Metro

Commuters vent their anger over one of the perennial problems haunting Metro: broken escalators.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Ball & Socket Lounge Music #1(Band Version)" by Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride]

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scientists Underscore Drugs' Impact On Waterways

Drugs like anti-depressants and hormones from birth control are known to find their way into area waterways -- so don't flush those pills, turn them in.

Police Raid Two D.C. Head Shops

Six employees and one customer were arrested in police raids Wednesday at two Capitol Hemp locations.

Prosecution Witnesses Heard In Lululemon Trial

The court saw evidence and heard its first full day of testimony in the trial of Brittany Norwood, who is accused of murdering her coworker at a Bethesda Lululemon yoga shop in March.

Richmond Tea Party Wants $10,000 Refund

The Richmond Tea Party is demanding $10,000 from the city for charges they say they shouldn't have had to pay.

Fairfax County Looking For Bilingual Election Monitors

Fairfax County is on the lookout for bilingual election officers for the November 8 election.

Tax Proposed On D.C. Movie Theater Concessions

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Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a 5 percent sales tax on movie theater concessions to fund an Anacostia movie theater and provide incentives to filmmakers.

Free Reflective Vests For Maryland Trick-Or-Treaters

The Maryland highway administration is loaning out its workers' reflective vests for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Pine Nut Recall

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The CDC recorded 42 instances of salmonella infections across six states, prompting a recall of Turkish pine nuts sold in Wegmans stores.

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