The only people who can make changes to building height limits in the District — members of Congress — will hear suggestions on doing so next week.
A hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Monday will feature witnesses from the National Capital Planning Commission, which voted last week to recommend only modest changes to the 1910 Heights of Buildings Act, and from the District’s planning office, which is advocating more significant changes.
Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.), who called last year for a new study of the 1910 federal law, will chair the hearing, titled “Changes to The Heights Act: Shaping Washington, D.C., for the Future, Part II.”
The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. The panel is expected to hear testimony only from commission members and District planning officials. But interested groups and individuals are invited to e-mail email@example.com to submit a statement for the record.
— Mike DeBonis
Concession workers at FedEx Field in Landover were robbed early Tuesday after Monday night’s Redskins-49ers football game, Prince George’s County police said.
Two concession employees were approached shortly after midnight by robbers who demanded cash and left with an undetermined sum, a county police spokeswoman said. Another police spokeswoman said the victims reported that the robbers had a stun gun.
Nearly 80,000 fans attended the game, but most had left the stadium by the time of the robbery. A Redskins spokesman declined to comment, except to say that police were investigating the incident.
Troy Henry had a goblet that said “Pimp” on it. He wore a bracelet that said “One more ho.” In photos, he held piles of cash in his hands and mouth.
In Alexandria Circuit Court on Tuesday, prosecutors used those flashy accessories to help convict Henry, 36, of Orlando on charges of racketeering, profiting off prostitution, and taking, persuading, encouraging or causing a person to enter a bawdy place (the term in Virginia law for any place prostitution occurs).
Several times in 2010 and 2011, prosecutors said, Henry brought or directed women from Florida to the Alexandria area for the purpose of prostitution. Two women testified that they had worked as prostitutes in several hotels not far from the courthouse, including the Crowne Plaza, the Holiday Inn and the Lorien Hotel and Spa in Old Town.
— Rachel Weiner