Katrina Buses Stop Temporarily
A caravan of buses headed from the District to New Orleans to pick up survivors of Hurricane Katrina halted its trip temporarily last night, according to a television station.
The convoy of 10 buses sent to bring back as many as 400 people left homeless by the hurricane stopped after being on the road for more than 24 hours, according to WUSA-TV/Channel 9. It was not clear from the report where the buses would spend the night.
D.C. officials have said they plan to house the displaced New Orleans residents at the D.C. Armory.
9/11 Memorial to Be Unveiled
The design for a national monument to honor the passengers and crew who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, is to be unveiled this week in Washington.
The memorial will be built in the Pennsylvania field where the plane crashed. Five designs under consideration vary from a small chapel with wind chimes to a "Bravery Wall" that would include the names of the 40 passengers and crew members.
Organizers are hoping to garner more support to raise $30 million for the memorial. A date for the memorial's opening has not been set.
Family members of the victims are scheduled to attend Wednesday's unveiling.
Efforts are under way to build a memorial within the Capitol, considered to be the likely target of the terrorists who hijacked the jet.
Arrest in Fatal Hit-and-Run
Montgomery County police arrested a man in a fatal hit-and-run Thursday evening in Rockville.
Police are trying to identify the victim, who died after he was struck while crossing Veirs Mill Road.
Brian M. Stockton, 18, of Schoolhouse Circle in Wheaton, was being held yesterday at Montgomery County Detention Center on various charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident and failure to report a fatal accident to police.
The victim was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 to 6 feet tall, wearing a black T-shirt that had a picture of a motorcycle and an inscription: "Thunder on the Trinity III Annual, Liberty, Texas." He carried no identification papers.
Man Drowns in Potomac River
A man who fell yesterday into the Potomac River drowned and another man who tried to save him was rescued, Fairfax Country Fire and Rescue officials said.
The men, both in their seventies, were working about noon on a sailboat anchored 100 yards from shore, near the Mount Vernon area south of Alexandria, when one fell in the water and the other jumped in after him.
The elementary school-age daughters of off-duty firefighter Larry Jenkins were playing outside and heard calls for help. They told their father, who called 911 and rushed toward the scene. Another neighbor, Jon Alderson, 15, lowered a 24-foot boat into the water. Jenkins, Alderson and rescue personnel were able to save the man who jumped in, officials said.
Fairfax County fire spokesman Lt. Raul Castillo said hydrilla, a plant in the Potomac, could have contributed to the drowning. "You can get caught in that," he said. "The more you swing your feet, the more it wraps around you."
Reward in NW Hotel Robberies
The Hotel Association of Washington is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a series of armed robberies of patrons and employees at hotels in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.
The robberies have occurred since April at hotels and motels in and near downtown Washington, police said. The robber -- described as in his late twenties, 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall and wearing dark clothing -- used a knife or dark handgun in the holdups, police said.
Police urge anyone with information to call detectives at 202-727-9099.
Man, 20, Fatally Shot in SE
A 20-year-old man was shot to death late Friday in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.
Anthony Turner was shot several times about 9:35 p.m. in the 1600 block of 18th Street, police said. Turner, of the 1900 block of S Street SE, was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
"The voting trends all point Republican. But Mark Warner has shown there's a path to Democratic victory. People are talking about this as a genuine, competitive, two-party race that could go either way."
-- politics professor Mark J. Rozell, on the Virginia governor's race between Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the Democratic candidate, and former attorney general Jerry W. Kilgore, the Republican candidate. -- A8
Compiled from reports by staff writers Martin Weil, Lila de Tantillo, Mary Otto and Del Quentin Wilber and the Associated Press.