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Fri Feb 21st, 2014

Breaking: Silver Line Delay Disappointment

Transit riders looking forward to the opening of the Silver Line in Tysons Corner and Reston will have to wait longer, as the project will face more delays and repairs.

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Fri Feb 21st, 2014

Mapping the long and short of sex

A new study ranks the duration of sex by state. Locally, which jurisdiction do you suppose would have the most loving?

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Thu Feb 06th, 2014

Will Reston replace Cameron Glen with new style of senior living?

Reston will lose its only nursing home when it moves to Loudoun County.

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Thu Jan 02nd, 2014

4-yr-old girl left in casino garage for 8.5 hours

Anne Arundel police released new details about the case of a young girl who was left alone in the parking garage at Maryland Live! Casino earlier this week.

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Sat Dec 21st, 2013

Arched Eye-Brows

What's so much fun that it doesn't make sense to call it work??? The Arch Campbell show on NewsChannel-8 this is the episode with Bob Madigan as guest announcer and you can also watch it on FaceBook. Just click here and see Arch's home page.

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Tue Dec 03rd, 2013

A choir of Angels -- OK, good kids!

The American Boychoir, based in Princeton, NJ.,is regarded as one of the best vocal ensembles of its kind in the world and will perform a FREE concert Wednesday, December 4th, at 7pm.
This special performance, which will be held at the Temple of the Scottish Rite, ushers in the holiday season and includes songs from the release of the Boychoir's new recording "I Hear America Singing", inspired by Walt Whitman's iconic poem of the same name. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, the American Boychoir will also perform Britten's beloved "Ceremony of Carols" as well as holiday selections by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Rutter and traditional favorites. The concert has been made possible by the generous support of the Freemasons of D.C. and the Alexandria Harmonizers. The Temple of the Scottish Rite is located at 1733 16th Street NW (near the intersection of Sixteenth and Columbia Road). The event is FREE and not ticketed,and seating is on a first ­come, first ­serve basis. For further information, please contact jdholt@dcsr.org, (202) 232-8155.

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Mon Dec 02nd, 2013

Making a Cyber Monday click count!

You can buy a gift for someone you DON'T know but who could really use it. YPT, Young Playwrights' Theater which inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices hopes in 2014 to provide hundreds of new students with free in-school and after-school arts education programming and performances of their OWN original plays. Click here to donate:
$10 buys a writing portfolio and writing supplies - helping one student to develop her very first play and discover the power of her own stories.
$25 provides a local student with his very first playwriting workshop - showing him the value of his dreams and ideas.
$50 supports the performance of one student-written play - bringing a student's words to life on a professional stage and showing her that her voice matters.
Also, YPT says that "through a generous matching gift from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, all donations received by December 31st will be DOUBLED in size and impact. No matter what you choose to give, your gift will go twice as far as YPT works to bring arts education to every kid."

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Thu Nov 21st, 2013

Adoption is a four letter word: LOVE

Saturday (11-23) is National Adoption day. There are hundreds of thousands of children waiting to be adopted in this country alone. On Saturday Conquered By Love is holding an Adoption Awareness Open House 10am-2pm Events throughout the day including activities and discussions: Children's activities, Meet adoptive families, Find adoption resources and lots of fun as well as special discussions:
11 am - Clearing Roadblocks to Adoption
12 pm - Healing from Traumatic Backgrounds
1pm - Adopting Older Children
At the home of the Razvi family (founders of Conquered by Love), 22101 Slidell Road, Boyds, MD
Listen to the two reports below.

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Wed Nov 20th, 2013

Yoga's gentle practice is not devoid of injuries

Just because yoga is a practice that emphasizes graceful movements and peaceful thoughts, does not mean it is risk-free.

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Fri Nov 15th, 2013

Les Miz for the masses!

Thanks to the Reston Players another high caliber reasonably priced version of Les Miz is coming to town. The Washington community theatre premier of the Tony-award winning Les Miserables opens January 17th. Tickets are on sale NOW starting at $18. All Reston Players mainstage productions are performed at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA. CenterStage is handicap accessible and offers listening devices for the hearing impaired. Tickets can be purchased through restonplayers.org or by calling the CenterStage box office at 703-476-4500 x 3

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Mon Oct 14th, 2013

Born to be skins fans

Mix the Redskins & Dallas with a holiday the following day and you have a prescription for fun! But Andy Duffy wanted to be sure so he came up with a promotion for his Duffy's Irish Pub across from the 930 Club.. and it worked.. he filled the place. His offer?? "Everyone wearing Skins gear gets a free shot of Jameson each time Tony Romo throws an interception!" There was only one, but the shots went over very well with patrons David and Sabrina Poms of Bethesda. They are brother and sister who have been Skins fans since birth. Their father was so obsessed with the team that before Super Bowl XXVI he bought both toddlers Redskin Onesies. Of course, the Skins won that year beating the Bills 37-24. We won't talk about Sunday's loss to Dallas. Here are photos of David and Sabrina in 1992 and last night at Duffy's Irish Pub.

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Mon Oct 14th, 2013

Born to be skins fans II

Here are David and Sabrina Poms today, all grown up and still proud Skin's Fans! Sabrina is hold her father's sweat shirt from the 1992 Superbowl win. Hear more of their story and Duffy, too by clicking on the audio files below.

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Thu Oct 10th, 2013

Students learn digital mapping skills, target jobs

Participants in 4-H National Youth Science Day have hands-on experience in one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country - spatial technologies, including GIS and GPS mapping.

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Wed Oct 09th, 2013

Minimum wage effort would raise hourly rate across D.C. metro area

The "regional minimum" for employees would be $11.50 an hour by 2016 if leaders in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and D.C. succeed.

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Sun Oct 06th, 2013

You Matter! YOU really do!

The first annual UMTTR ("you matter") 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament was held September 15th in Memory of teen suicide Evan Rosenstock of Potomac. He was not bullied but the 16 year old Churchill HS sophomore star athlete suffered depression triggered by a sports injury. He killed himself in May. Proceeds from UMTTR will support forming the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance and to Support Research on Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention. The event was held at The Bullis School. No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer. Talk to someone. YOU MATTER Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a counselor at a Lifeline crisis center near you. To learn more about Evan Rosenstock click on the two audio clips below.

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Mon Sep 30th, 2013

TSA finds dozens of fake ID cards in bags at BWI

The Transportation Security Administration found a stack of fraudulent ID cards inside a checked bag at BWI.

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Tue Sep 24th, 2013

Seeing a way for those who can't!

Coming up THIS Saturday morning September 28th at National's Park! The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's 3rd Annual Light The Way 5 K. And this year in addition to runners and walkers being invited to take part -- so are those in wheelchairs. Light The Way 5K is a family friendly event. It's a competitive timed 5K USATF certified course or, you can walk or roll on the same scenic 5K route. You also have the opportunity to guide someone who is blind or visually impaired as they run or walk. And you can enjoy a victory lap on the warning track of Nationals Park. Competitive TIMED RUN (Chronotrack B Tag) - $60 WALK - Free Kid's Race- $5

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Mon Sep 23rd, 2013

Critical stage of WWI munitions cleanup starts Monday (Photos)

The home built on top of a World War I munitions site has been torn down. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers starts removing the home's foundation, with the "high probability" of finding remnants of chemical agents. Full story.

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Sun Sep 01st, 2013

New water taxi touts potential for commuter runs

A new water taxi carries passengers more quickly from the National Harbor to the Georgetown Waterfront.

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Sat Aug 31st, 2013

Colleges with the 'biggest bang for the buck'

This college ranking isn't about the prestige; it's about which colleges deliver the best value. Only one local school made the list's top 100.

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