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Gmail is apparently up and running after a glitch in the server disrupted the system Tuesday afternoon, leaving thousands without access to their accounts.
In early December, 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight at LAX for playing the smart phone game Words With Friends. Much has been written about the incident and while being the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club, Alec Baldwin decided to set the record straight. You can hear it here!
At the hour 100 years later that the Titanic hit an iceberg, sank and took 1,500 souls to the bottom of the sea the Men's Titanic Society toasted the gentlemen who gave their lives so women and children could live. It was at the site of the Titanic Memorial at Washington Channel Park near Fort McNair.
April 16th is DC Emancipation Day. A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the freeing of DC slaves by Abraham Lincoln was held at President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home.
Students returned to class Monday at Virginia Tech, the first year the school hasn't suspended instruction to mark the anniversary of a 2007 rampage that left 32 people and the gunman dead.
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Members of the DC media, politicians and philanthropists who have been politely told that they really can sing will do so at the 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke Wednesday, April 18th. Cocktails 6:30, Public Humiliation 7:30. But it is to help end child abuse. Last year, in the DC region alone, 5,000 calls were made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Rebecca Cooper, anchor of ABC7's "Washington Business Report" and Wes Johnson, "voice" of the Washington Capitals will MC. Caps & Wizards owner Ted Leonis is one of the business leaders who promises to sing. The special "ringer" guest will be American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Click here to hear Doug Hill sing his rendition of Englebert Humperdink's "After the Lovin'. "Capitol Careaoke In the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Mike McCarthy, editor in chief of The Washington Flyer
It was a beautiful, albeit chilly, day at National's Park for the home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. It went into the 10th inning and Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning making it a 3-2 victory for the Nats. Fans shared their thoughts about opening day.
Rockville High was visited by one of the Nifty Fifty X 2 -- more than 100 top scientists and engineers visiting DC-area schools leading up to the the FREE 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival which will take place at the DC Convention Center on April 28-29.
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington is hosting a Huge Sale of Fine Goods Spring Upscale Resale Event - Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps. (4915 Ox Road in Fairfax, Virginia)
After nearly collapsing from disrepair and several unsuccessful attempts to reopen -- a newly Revitalized, Renovated and Rockin' landmark is ready to Roll. The Howard Theatre is opening for business and the first kick off was for a thousand or so VIP's emjoying a celebration and lots of music. We have two reports for you to hear by clicking on the buttons below!
DC area comics are getting together to help one of their own. Joe Deeley suffered a stroke and like so many comics, has no health insurance let alone long term care insurance. There will be a benefit Sunday April 15th at DC Improv 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Joe Deeley. DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave N.W. WDC 20036 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 202.296.7008