The fund received 2,610 applications for the grants, but some families failed to meet income requirements or fill out all of the paperwork.
Investigation Widens Into Brazil's Conduct
The Office of Campaign Finance said yesterday it has initiated a full investigation into whether D.C. Council member Harold Brazil (D-At Large) violated city laws or personnel regulations by having members of his council staff do work for his private law practice.
Kathy S. Williams, general counsel for the Office of Campaign Finance, said the agency has decided to move beyond the internal inquiry it had been conducting for nearly two weeks to determine whether a broader investigation was necessary.
The Washington Post reported June 3 that Brazil, who runs his own personal-injury law firm, has used two lawyers on his council staff three times in the last several years to fill in for him in court and prepare documents for cases. The two attorneys said they used leave or vacation time whenever they did outside legal work for the council member. One of them said he was not paid for the work, and the other said she might have been but was uncertain.
Darden Copeland, campaign manager for Brazil, who is seeking reelection this year, said, "We will continue to comply with the investigation."
Conjoined Twins Born at U-Md. Hospital
Conjoined twins were born at the University of Maryland Medical Center on Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
No other details are being released at the request of the family, hospital spokeswoman Ellen Beth Levitt said.
The twins are at least the second born at the center, the last a pair born in the late 1980s, Levitt said.
A pair of conjoined twins born in Uganda two years ago were later separated at the hospital.
Conjoined twins occur about once in every 200,000 live births, according to hospital's Web site.
About half of conjoined twins are stillborn. The survival rate is 5 percent to 25 percent, according to the Web site.
Nurse at Chesapeake General Dies of TB
A part-time nurse at Chesapeake General Hospital died of tuberculosis, prompting health officials to notify hundreds of people who may have come in contact with her.
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