Manassas City Manager Lawrence D. Hughes, who was charged with driving under the influence in Caroline County on Oct. 23, had a certified blood alcohol level of 0.06 percent, below the legal threshold of 0.08 percent, court officials said. An Oct. 26 Metro in Brief item incorrectly reported Hughes's blood alcohol level and the legal threshold. (Published 10/28/02)
Man Found Fatally Shot in Southeast An unidentified man was found shot to death yesterday in the Anacostia area of Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.
Authorities said the man was found about 7:20 a.m. lying in the 2600 block of Douglas Place SE. He had been shot in the head and body, police said. Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call 202-727-9099.
Officer on Bicycle Struck by Car in NW A D.C. police officer on bicycle patrol was struck by a hit-and-run driver about 10 p.m. yesterday at 15th and U streets NW, police said. The officer suffered a leg injury. Police said they had no information about the vehicle.
Fake DMV Permits Totaled More Than 100
A worker at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles who has been charged with fraudulently processing driver's permits for illegal immigrants helped issue "well in excess of 100 licenses," sources close to the case said.
Gwendolynn Dean, 48, of the District was part of an operation in which three men transported immigrants to Washington from New York and gave Dean money for processing the licenses, according to court documents.
Regina Williams, a DMV spokeswoman, said her department "will take direction from the FBI on what, if anything, will be done about the licenses" that were issued fraudulently.
Dean, a window clerk, was charged in federal court in New York with conspiracy and fraud. The three men also have been charged in the case.
Southeast Man Is Killed in Crash A 67-year-old Southeast Washington man was killed Thursday afternoon when a sport-utility vehicle hit his car at Seventh Street and Virginia Avenue SE, police said.
Basil Sharp, of the 1300 block of K Street SE, died when a 1997 Isuzu Trooper headed south on Seventh Street struck his 1989 Subaru DL about 1:15 p.m., police said. The Isuzu driver suffered minor injuries. No charges have been filed, police said.
Montgomery Schools Get Science Grants Montgomery County public schools, in partnership with local colleges, will receive two grants totaling $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation to improve instruction and close the achievement gap in science classes, officials said.
The first grant, for $7.5 million, will help establish the Maryland Science Faculty, a group of science teachers from county schools, the University System of Maryland and Montgomery College. The group will hold workshops exploring ways to improve how science is taught and how to tailor it to high school assessment tests.
The school system also will collaborate with George Washington University on a five-year, $5 million study of ways to eliminate the achievement gap in middle school science courses.
Frederick Emergency Chief Is Demoted Frederick County's emergency services director has been demoted over the heat-related death of a firefighter recruit during training last summer, a county official said yesterday.
County commissioners assigned Stanley Poole to a new position supervising emergency planning, animal control and the county fire marshal's office -- a demotion that includes a 15 percent pay cut, to $77,500, said Acting County Manager Douglas Browning.
Browning recommended Poole's demotion after the July 3 death of Andrew Waybright, 23, who collapsed near the end of an hour-long workout at a training academy on a hot, humid morning. State health officials said Waybright died of heat stroke.
Manassas City Manager Charged With DUI
Manassas City Manager Lawrence D. Hughes was arrested in Caroline County on Wednesday and charged with driving under the influence and consuming an alcoholic beverage while driving.
Hughes was pulled over by Virginia State Police on Interstate 95 early Wednesday morning as he was driving back from an awards dinner in Norfolk. Police also found an open cup of wine in his car, Hughes said.
"It was a terrible lapse of judgment," said Hughes, 61, who has served as the city's top administrative official since 1999. Hughes said he has had no previous arrests.
Court officials said Hughes's certified blood alcohol level was 0.60 percent, below the legal threshold of 0.80. He was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond. His next court date is Dec. 27.
Lorton Road Commuter Lot Is Expanded An expanded commuter parking lot opened yesterday at Lorton Road and Interstate 95 in Fairfax County. The lot now has 169 spaces, double what it had before closing for renovations in 1998.
Improvements include lighted waiting areas for carpoolers and new shelters and bike racks, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, which spent $1 million on the renovations.
Van Ness Elevator to Be Out
The elevator at the Van Ness-UDC Metro station will be out of service from Tuesday until Nov. 12 for an upgrade, transit officials said. Passengers who use that station but who cannot ride an escalator should call 202-962-1825 in advance of their trip to request a shuttle bus that will meet them at the Cleveland Park or Tenleytown station.
International Hillel Dedication The public is invited to attend tomorrow's dedication of the new international headquarters for Hillel, an organization that promotes Jewish student life on campuses around the world.
The 4 p.m. ceremony to dedicate the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building, in the 800 block of Eighth Street NW in Chinatown, will be preceded by an open house starting at 2 p.m. Visitors to the building, which also will house the Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, will have a chance to see dance and vocal performances as well as exhibits on Hillel's activities.
"Nobody around here has any idea how those deer showed up there. Florida and New York avenues? This is a first."
-- Jim Monsma of the Washington Humane Society, talking about two whitetailed deer that smashed through a window yesterday in Northeast Washington -- Page B3Compiled from reports by staff writers Lyndsey Layton, Clarence Williams, Caryle Murphy, David Nakamura, David A. Fahrenthold, Ylan Q. Mui, Martin Weil, Eric Weiss and Lisa Rein and the Associated Press.