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Not all news is BAD news. WTOP's Man About Town Bob Madigan shares GOOD news all the time! Miss Teen Maryland International 2012 Layilah Nasser is a natural example.
And he recommends Transcendental Meditation to some of his patients as he did recently here in DC at Howard University.
The University of Virginia expects its capital campaign to reach its $3 billion goal next spring, more than a year later than originally planned.
can be found outside Ben's Chili Bowl! The widow and co-founder Virginia Ali gave us a sneak peek.
We checked out an event at a golf club for the cause of Cause USA, helping America's wounded military
It affects millions and has a direct impact on tens of millions of caregivers and loved ones. There are a number of well known people suffering from the disease, such as Glen Campbell. The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter! is working hard to help all affected. This month there are several Walks to End Alzheimer's such as 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's & Candlelight Rally in Northern Virginia in Reston September 30 6:00 p.m.
It is hard to imagine being told that your child has a disease that is as awful as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, that's what happened to Dana and Joel Wood of Alexandria, Virginia. Their son James Wood was diagnosed in May 2000 with the disease that is as they say "incurable," and largely known as "untreatable." That's why they created the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, a 501c(3) organization"with the goal of finding treatments and an ultimate cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world's leading lethal childhood genetic disease."
WTOP's Randi Martin
WTOP's John Aaron reports
FedEx employees spent September 12th giving back by preparing, packing and delivering healthy fresh meals to people with life challenging illnesses by volunteering at Food & Friends and giving the organization a substantial dollar donation.
The official announcement that NSO In Your Neighborhood 2013 will Focus on U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle was made at Ben's Chili Bowl. These free community engagement activities will run between January 8 and 14. The NSO's performances during this period will be free of charge, thanks to a gift from Irene Pollin.
especially on anniversaries such as September 11th.
WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey reports.
WTOP's Thomas Warren reports.
Now in its ninth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is back with 140 short films from around the world. DC Shorts continues to be the largest shorts film festival on the East coast. The films run the gamut in genre, style and subject, but are unified by their abbreviated run times of 1 - 20 minutes.
Among them "Liberty Road" written and directed by WTOP film critic Jason Fraley. There are two more screenings of his film:
Sunday 9/9 at E Street Cinema 4PM
Thursday 9/13 at E Street Cinema 5PM Running thru Sept. 16th the festival will be spread among three different venues in Washington, DC with screenings at the U.S. Navy Memorial, E Street Cinema in Northwest D.C., Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast D.C., and the brand new Angelika Film Center and Café Mosaic in Fairfax, Va.
WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports. For more: Northwestern University