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: July, 2013

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/31/2013

'Old Time D.C.' page stirs up old memories, feelings

A new Facebook page collects the photographs and ephemera of a decidedly old-timey District.

By Clinton Yates  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Is Eugene Delgaudio right?

Did the reprimanded Loudoun supervisor get a fair chance to defend himself? Depends whom you ask.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:38 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eugene Delgaudio, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County, Scott York

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Fruitvale Station: love, matriarchs and murdered black men

Ryan Coogler's movie has the capacity to redeem much of the damage that keeps being done to public perceptions about black men.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Edwin Roessler to be named new chief of Fairfax County Police Department

The current acting chief, a deputy chief since 2010, is reportedly picked for the top slot in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edwin Roessler, Fairfax County, Fairfax County Police Department

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Don Lemon's bootstrap lecture disguised as 'tough love'

If CNN anchor Don Lemon really wanted to help the black community, he could start by adopting a deeper understanding of the history, sociology and psychology of his own people.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Don Lemon, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Fairfax judge allows cameras in a trial for the first time since 1994, and that's a good thing

A video and a still camera will be allowed in the trial of the man accused of killing 19-year-old Vanessa Pham.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cameras in courtroom, Fairfax County, Jane Marum Roush, Julio Blanco Garcia, Media, Vanessa Pham

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 07/26/2013

14th Street's Final Frontier

Mitoni's Unisex Styling Salon is a rarity on the constantly changing stretch of 14th Street between Thomas Circle and U Street: An old shop that hasn't changed in years, with no intention of moving.

By Clinton Yates  |  08:37 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Why Jay-Z has no desire to be our generation's Harry Belafonte

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Beyonce, George Zimmerman, Harry Belafonte, Jay-Z, Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Fairfax County to Henrico County: Step off!

Henrico County makes pitch for D.C. area businesses to move south. Fairfax County says fellow members of 'Team Virginia' shouldn't compete.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Gary McLaren, Gerald Gordon, Henrico County

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The University of Northern Virginia is ordered to close in Annandale after 15 years

The school, serving mainly foreign students and suspected of visa fraud, is closed for lack of accreditation. By anyone.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annandale, Daniel Ho, Fighting Commuters, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, University of Northern Virginia

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Reactions to Obama's words spark outrage, outreach

President's remarks Friday on race were some of the most important, if not the most important, he's made.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/20/2013

Speak, Monkee, speak! Some audio excerpts from my interview with Micky Dolenz

Listen to these interview snippets from Monkee Micky Dolenz.

By John Kelly  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Hot dogs: Meet four Arlington County canines rescued from the heat

Hot weather can be deadly for dogs. Here are four Arlington County pooches rescued from sticky situations.

By John Kelly  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/19/2013

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 5): Capital murder case begins in Pr. William

Rams’ request for a new lawyer leaves him unrepresented as he faces capital murder charges.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joaquin Rams, Joaquin Rams case, Manassas City, Mark Petrovich, Prince McLeod Rams, Prince William County

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Don't let your pets suffer in this heat wave

Leaving the window cracked isn't going to keep your dog from overheating.

By John Kelly  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/18/2013

A new start in Anacostia

A new Anacostia restaurant has opened in the same space as Uniontown Bar and Grill, which was shuttered last year.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Fear of a photo: Rolling Stone did nothing wrong

Have we become so jittery as a nation, so unwilling to confront anything painful or distasteful, that we lash out at dots of ink on paper?

By John Kelly  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombing, rolling stone, tsarnaev

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Words of Summer: We're collecting camp letters

Kids write the darndest things in camp letters. Send in photos of your children's best letters.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Key witness in Joaquin Rams murder case in Manassas City speaks publicly for first time

A woman who was in the home when Prince McLeod Rams allegedly was drowned says it didn't happen, Joaquin Rams is innocent.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joaquin Rams, Joaquin Rams case, Manassas City, Prince Rams, Prince William County, Sue Jestice

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Zimmerman is the face of legal gun ownership gone terribly wrong

If Trayvon Martin hadn’t been black, he might still be alive today.

By Petula Dvorak  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Saturday Night on U Street

U Street. Saturday night. Everything seemed normal. Then, the verdict.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Living wage discussion on WTOP

Clinton Yates discusses the issue of the week in D.C.: the City Council rebuke of Wal-Mart.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/12/2013

What becomes of Ward 7 without Wal-Mart?

The two proposed Wal-Marts would have provided additional grocery options to an area where residents are forced to travel out-of-state to buy healthy food.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Mark Dain, ringleader of huge fraud scheme that swindled Fairfax teachers, pleads guilty

The founder of a firm which sold hundreds of vacant lots in the Carolinas with "no money down" is prosecuted five years after the scheme collapsed.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bank of America, Crime, Mark Dain, Mark Jalajel, real estate fraud, Total Realty Management

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Leesburg's beach is saved -- MacDowell Brew Kitchen allowed to keep its sandy oasis

The brewpub agrees to seek rezoning and architectural clearance, and the town allows them to sell alcohol on the town's right-of-way.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:26 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gordon MacDowell, Leesburg, Leesburg town council, MacDowell Brew Kitchen, Nils Schnibbe

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Wheels up for local choir headed to South Africa

Thanks to their hard work and the generosity of hundreds of Washington Post readers, 47 kids from Hyattsville will land in South Africa this week.

By Petula Dvorak  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Capitol Hill changes, still stays the same

In Capitol Hill, there are always protests to be heard. Or, read.

By Clinton Yates  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Fairfax City council votes to require abortion clinics to get special permit, council approval

A new law requires clinics, as well as hospitals and surgery centers, to get approval from the city council to operate.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, David Meyer, Fairfax City, Steven Stombres

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/09/2013

John Kelly's Washingtonians: 1. Lee Schlorb

Hitting the bottle: Meet a local man who dresses up liquor store windows.

By John Kelly  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kelly's Washingtonians

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/09/2013

The two sides of Washington, D.C.

Reporter Mark Leibovich tries to explain D.C. to the outside world.

By Clinton Yates  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Will Leesburg close down the beach -- at MacDowell Brew Kitchen?

The popular brewpub features a sandy hangout, but town inspectors say it's got to go.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gordon MacDowell, Leesburg, Loudoun County, MacDowell Brew Kitchen, Nils Schnibbe

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Fairfax chooses Republic Land Development to redevelop Reston's Crescent apartments

The developer also intends to develop the parking lot and buildings adjacent to the Lake Anne Village Center.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cathy Hudgins, Crescent apartments, David Peter, Lake Anne, Republic Land Development, Reston

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Reston's Grant Hill, possibly NoVa's greatest athlete, talks old South Lakes days

The skinny 13-year-old didn't want to play varsity as a freshman, didn't flaunt his scholarship offers.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grant Hill, Reston, South Lakes High School, Wendell Byrd

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/03/2013

In Arlington, state wants to develop and build over I-66 in Rosslyn, East Falls Church Metro

Virginia considers the possibility of selling air rights over I-66 in Rosslyn and near the East Falls Church Metro station.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air rights, Arlington, development, East Falls Church, Metro, Rosslyn

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/02/2013

UPDATE: Chick-fil-A breaks record, herds 470 bovine fans into George Mason Fieldhouse

The previous record of 298 people dressed as cows falls hard in Fairfax.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, cow suit record, Fairfax, George Mason University, Guinness Book of World Records

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Chick-fil-A to gather people in cow suits at GMU, hopes to break record for people in cow suits

The restaurant chain aims to break the current Guinness Book of World Records mark of 298.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chick-fil-A, cow suit record, Fairfax, George Mason University, Guinness Book of World Records

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Alexandria prosecutor Randy Sengel again issues detailed report in fatal police shooting

As he did with the fatal police shooting outside an IHOP in 2006, Sengel dissects the case openly and clearly.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, police shootings, Randolph Sengel, Tate Sellers

 

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