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Monday, June 27, 2011

Consider This By Fred Fiske: Language

Before cable TV, the arbiters of language -- radio or TV newsmen such as Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, David Brinkley, Chet Huntley -- were the voices we heard when English was perfect, often because it was scripted. But rarely, even if it wasn't scripted, did we hear the mis-usages and the solecisms which are so common place today.

MoCo Education Board To Review Public Charter School Proposal

The Montgomery County Board of Education will receive further details about a plan to build the first public charter school in the county Monday evening.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

The Kennedy Center goes Completely Hollywood, Fort Reno has music and contemporary crafts come to Strathmore.

Long-Awaited Metro Audit Will Be Released By GAO Thursday

UPDATE: A long-anticipated federal audit of Metro will be released to the public Thursday, according to a spokesman at the Government Accountability Office.

Va. Governor To Host Chesapeake Bay Restoration Meeting

The Chesapeake Bay Executive Council meeting, which will be hosted by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, is set for July 11 in Richmond.

Nationals To Play First Game With New Manager

The Washington Nationals will take the field in California Monday against the Angels with new manager Davey Johnson leading the team for the first time.

CQ Roll Call: Obama Talks Deficit Reduction, Bachman Launches Presidential Campaign, Senate Discusses Libya

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, including more negotiations over the deficit reduction, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman's official presidential campaign launch, and decisions regarding U.S. involvement with Libya.

TSA Considers Enabling Faster Security Screening At Airports

Long delays and security lines at airports are all too common and expected, but a new program on the table at the Transportation Security Administration could mitigate that.

National HIV Testing Day In D.C.

Today is national HIV testing day, and activists in the District are hoping to bring in hundreds to get tested, and then keep the momentum going.

E. Coli Cases In Va. Prompt Talks Of Possible Outbreak

Local health officials say a a young Virginia girl who died from an E. coli infection is among 18 people in Virginia and Tennessee who have been infected with the bacteria over the past six weeks.

Local Lawmakers See Little Wiggle Room In Debt Ceiling Debate

This week President Obama is attempting to revive negotiations to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and local lawmakers are acknowledging the tough road ahead for negotiators.

After Journalists' Arrests At Taxicab Commission, Council Eyes Overhaul

D.C.'s Attorney General is investigating why two reporters were arrested at a taxicab commission hearing last week, and now one council member wants to think about change.

Arrest Made In Caribbean Day Festival Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting near Saturday's Caribbean Festival in Columbia Heights that left one person dead, and three others injured. Terry Jiminez, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

12 People Arrested During D.C. Voting Rights Protest In Front Of White House

Police arrested 12 voting rights activists in front of the White House Saturday afternoon.

Researchers In Virginia Seek More Funding For Biomedical Studies

Some university researchers in Virginia are asking the state for more funding for biomedical studies. They say they are on the verge of several key developments, but their requests come at a time of budget pressure.

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