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By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 1/3/2014, 9:05am  ET

A snowy Roof

Kraze Burger Files For Bankruptcy — The Bethesda location of Kraze Burger (4733 Elm St.) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Virginia, meaning the days may be numbered for the Korean burger chain’s first location in the U.S. According to court documents, Kraze Bethesda LLC owes $2,713.77 in property and sales taxes. The chain also has a food court shop in Westfield Montgomery Mall. [Washington Business Journal]

Walking To School — Just Up The Pike blogger measured “Walk Scores” for 95 area public schools and found that, unsurprisingly, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School was in the top five. The stat relies on how close an address is to commercial areas, transit and other institutional uses. [Just Up The Pike]

Vietnam Vet Gets His Silver Star — Rep. Chris Van Hollen presented Vietnam War Veteran George Carlton Bloodworth with a Silver Star Medal on Thursday. Bloodworth earned the Army’s third highest honor for his valor in Vietnam, but didn’t receive the actual medal until his daughter, a resident of Van Hollen’s district, got in touch with the Congressman. Van Hollen presented the medal with Brigadier General Jeffrey Clark, commander of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. [Rep. Chris Van Hollen]