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: May, 2013

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Tiger momming it at the spelling bee

By Petula Dvorak  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Update: Arlington's Frank Fumich, Matt Nelson approach Boston, some bumps along the way

The 450-mile run continues, with the team nearing their goal of raising $78,600 for Boston Marathon bombing victims.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:47 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon bombings, Frank Fumich, Matt Nelson, ultra-marathon

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Loudoun Supervisors seize control of Board of Equalization, remake assessment process

The county board will now appoint the equalization board members, while the Commissioner of Revenue takes over the assessment function.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beverly Bradford, J. Scott Littner, Loudoun Board of Equalization, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County, Matt Letourneau

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The ambivalence of Cub Scout parents as Scouting excludes gay adults

As parents, we like the teaching opportunities, and fun, provided by the Scouts. But the discrimination again gives us pause.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:16 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Northern Virginia, Scouting

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Explosion of beer breweries and brew pubs continues in Northern Virginia

Five microbreweries are set to open in the next few months, in addition to the three breweries and ten brew pubs already out there.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bad Wolf Brewing, Beer, brew pubs, Corcoran Brewing, craft beer, Lost Rhino Brewing, microbreweries, Northern Virginia beer, Port City Brewing

Posted at 05:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Now, Arlington's Frank Fumich is running TO Boston to raise money for bombing victims

With fellow ultra-marathoner Matt Nelson of Florida, the pair plan to alternate running marathons for 450 miles over four days.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon bombings, Endurance Trust, Frank Fumich, Jeffrey Bauman, Martin Richard, Matt Nelson

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Leesburg cancer survivor Gabriella Miller, 10, is Loudoun County's volunteer of year

The fourth-grader helped raise enough money to send 36 children on Make-A-Wish trips. And she's on one herself now.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabriella Miller, Leesburg, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County, Make-A-Wish

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 05/21/2013

On Roosevelt Island, no trash cans -- and no trash

Is the concept of removing trash cans to cut down on trash working? Early signs point to yes, parks officials say.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, Theodore Roosevelt Island, trash free parks

Posted at 05:08 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Virginia postpones action on North-South highway through Loudoun, Prince William

After hearing concerns from Rep. Frank Wolf, state board delays vote on Bi-County Parkway to June.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:08 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-County Parkway, Bob Chase, Loudoun County, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Prince William County, Traffic, Tri-County Parkway

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Oakton's John Cochran wins 'Survivor' show, and $1 million

Longtime fan of the show wins a unanimous verdict on his second attempt.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Cochran, Media, Oakton, Survivor

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Stephen Colbert to UVA graduates: 'Choose the hard path'

The day before the University of Virginia's real graduation -- formally called "Final Exercises" -- the school hosts the "Valedictory Exercises." This year's speaker: Stephen Colbert.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Frank Wolf joins opposition to North-South highway through Loudoun, Prince William

The congressman challenges the notion that building the road would increase cargo traffic to and from Dulles Airport.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-County Parkway, Frank Wolf, Loudoun County, North-South Corridor, Prince William County, Traffic, Tri-County Parkway

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Oh come on! Woodbridge's Melvyn Wilson hits $500,000 (or more!) lotto jackpot for third time

The retired postal worker won $1.5 million nine years ago, now hits jackpot again.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, Melvyn Wilson, Virginia Lottery, Woodbridge

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Melinda Gates to Generation C at Duke University: 'Technology is just a tool'

Melinda Gates told Duke University graduates that technology has not ruined their generation.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Graduation, Technology

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Development above the new Fairfax Metro stations: Should preparation begin now?

Space above the new stations could be prime real estate, but the market isn't there now. Will it be, down the road?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doug Carter, Jeff McKay, Leo Schefer, Metro, Metro air rights, MWAA, Pat Herrity, Reston, Reston Town Center, Sharon Bulova, Silver Line

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 05/13/2013

To keep Arlington's Iwo Jima memorial trash free, trash cans are removed by the park service

People are expected to plan for, and remove, any trash they create.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Iwo Jima Memorial, Marine Corps War Memorial, National Park Service

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Should Fairfax County give non-profits a property tax break?

The very worthy Brain Foundation would seem a good candidate for a tax waiver. But the county stopped granting them years ago.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, mental health, Pete Earley, The Brain Foundation

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Two more national track stars, Felecia Majors and Sean McGorty, emerge from Northern Va.

Majors is being called possibly the greatest female high school athlete in state history. McGorty just smashed the record in the mile at the Penn Relays.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chantilly High School, Chantilly Va., Felecia Majors, Lorton Va., Sean McGorty, South County High School, track and field

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 05/09/2013

In-flight fondling? That's a federal offense, Sterling man learns

A woman claims that she dozed off while flying to Washington, and awoke to find a man aggressively groping her.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, Federal Air Marshals, Saurabh Agarwal, Sterling

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Bishop McNamara High seniors decorate lockers with acceptance letters

A new tradition at Bishop McNamara High School: posting college acceptance letters on lockers.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/07/2013

George Mason drops appeal, Navy vet Stephanie Kermgard wins in-state tuition case

As law makes in-state tuition easier for veterans, GMU decides not to continue case against Fairfax resident

By Tom Jackman  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amanda DeFede, Fairfax County Circuit Court, George Mason University, in-state tuition, Jennifer Connors, Office of Military Services, Stephanie Kermgard

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 05/04/2013

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 4)

After the death of Prince Rams, the medical examiner determines the boy drowned and his father is charged with murder. His lawyers claim a seizure disorder was to blame.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cappuccino Queen, febrile seizures, Hera McLeod, Joaquin Rams, Manassas City, Manassas City police, Prince Rams, Prince William County

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 3)

After a series of fevers and seizures, Prince Rams went on an unsupervised visit with his father, Joaquin Rams. Police believe the father drowned the son. Rams says he's innocent.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cappuccino Queen, febrile seizures, Hera McLeod, Joaquin Rams, Manassas City, Manassas City police, Prince Rams, Prince William County

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 2)

Joaquin Rams is accused of drowning his 15-month-old son to collect on a large life insurance policy. He claims he's innocent, and his lawyers say the boy didn't drown. A closer look at those claims.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cappuccino Queen, febrile seizures, Hera McLeod, Joaquin Rams, Manassas City, Manassas City police, Michael Algeo, Prince Rams, Prince William County, Shawn Mason

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Hating on my manny

I received scores of e-mails yesterday from men who had spent their teens as neighborhood babysitters — way before male nannies — “The Manny” — became cool in Hollywood. 

By Petula Dvorak  |  05:28 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/01/2013

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 1)

Joaquin Rams is accused of drowning his 15-month-old son to collect on a large life insurance policy. He claims he's innocent, and his lawyers say the boy didn't drown. A closer look at those claims.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hera McLeod, Joaquin Rams, Manassas City, Manassas City police, Paul Ebert, Prince Rams, Prince William County

 

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