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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

After Son's Ordeal, Parents Warn Others Of Overexertion

A freshman at Wootton High School in Rockville came home after a particularly tough training session in May complaining of pain in his muscles. At the time, he and his parents never imagined it would lead to countless hours in the hospital.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

The third dimension, Anton Chekhov, and a case of Dengue Fever.

More Free Lunches: Virginia Fights Child Hunger

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and actor Jeff Bridges launched a summer nutrition program June 7 that could keep hunger at bay for more than 200,000 teens and children across the Commonwealth.

Council Member Thomas Under Pressure After Corruption Allegations

The D.C. Council member accused of misusing more than $300,000 of city funds may be forced to give up his powerful role as chairman of the economic development committee.

Parking For U.S. Open: Four Days Of Golf, Two Years To Plan

Play at next week's U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda will last four days. But preparations for the tournament took two years.

Tiger Woods Withdraws From U.S. Open At Congressional

Lingering injuries to his left leg will prevent Tiger Woods from playing at next week's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Va. Schools Address Students Who Live With Relatives

Virginia's Commission on Youth is trying to figure out how to handle schooling for children temporarily living with relatives.

D.C. Council Member Harry Thomas Resigns As Chair Of Committee

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. has agreed to step down from his chairmanship of the Council's economic development committee.

Hot Weather Means More Work For Animal Control Officers

High temperatures throughout the next few days also mean a higher number of calls for animal control divisions within local police departments.

Rising Temperatures Heat Up Solar Industry

The owner of a D.C.-based solar heating company says business always picks up when people have sun on their minds.

Delta Revises Bag Policy For Military Personnel

Two U.S. soldiers returning home from deployment in Afghanistan say Delta Air Lines charged their unit hundreds of dollars in extra baggage. Thursday Delta announced it would allow more bags for service members.

Pablo Simmonds: Don't Forget To Ask, 'Why?'

Pablo Simmonds, a realtor and real estate investor from Hyattsville, Md., learned to stop and question before jumping -- literally -- into a new situation.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jefferson Memorial Dancers Get Support From D.C. Delegate

Demonstrators who want to dance in some of Washington's revered public spaces are now getting some support from D.C.'s delegate to Congress.

Schools Seek Books Program Funding After Budget Cuts

A school in Alexandria is struggling to figure out how to provide students with their own books now that funding has been eliminated for "Reading is Fundamental," a federal literacy program created in the 1960s.

After Dog's Death In Loudoun, Owner Blames Police

A dog owner is blaming the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office for the death of his pet, and the incident has many animal owners upset.