Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

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Looking for a babysitter? What you need to know


Rosemary Frisino Toohey, WTOP

Parents planning a date night know to factor in the added cost of a babysitter, but what should you pay someone to watch your kids?

USA Today says the national average hourly rate for a babysitter was $16 an hour in 2011. A story in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch says rates can go up to $25 an hour depending on how many kids are involved, and if there’s a pet.

Websites such as and also offer information on babysitting rates.

Some sites offer a tool that calculates suggested babysitting rates by area. You can search by ZIP code for a rate in your neighborhood here and here.

Let us know in the comments: What do you pay for a babysitter?

Related Link:: How Much To Pay A Babysitter: Average Babysitting Rates Throughout U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)

8:10 p.m. – Paul Kita, editor of Men’s Health Magazine


Top tips for perfect grilling this Labor Day weekend.

6:20 p.m. Glenn Thrush, senior White House reporter at POLITICO


Obama emphasized his economic equality message and his second term agenda in speech

5:40 p.m. Paul Butler, law professor at Georgetown University and the author of ‘Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice’


Analyzing the president’s speech

4:10 p.m. – Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent


First African-American President marks 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream"

Data Doctors


Learning how to write computer code

8:40a.m. Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco and presidential adviser


Nations debating what actions to take with Syria

7:40 a.m. – James Brown, Special Correspondent to CBS News


Who has the original copy of MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech?

7:10 a.m. – Pat Herrity, Fairfax County supervisor (R-Springfield)


Olympic Games in D.C. region not a pie-in-the-sky notion

Fans cheer for hockey’s Olympic hopefuls


WTOP’s Megan Cloherty reports.


Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard signs a hockey stick for fans Tuesday, August 27 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)


Capitals defenseman John Carlson models the new Nike Team USA hockey jersey that will be worn during the 2014 Winter games. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)


Fans cheer on the 48 players invited to try out for Team USA’s 2014 Olympic hockey team at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, August 27. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)


Players greet veterans honored at the event on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)

Monster of a pizza includes … burgers


WTOP’s David Burd reports

Related Link: Megaburgerpizza, A Burger/Pizza Hybrid, Debuted By Japan’s Pizza Little Party Chain (PHOTO)

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