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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Scientists: Spring is earlier

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.

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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday to the Girl Scouts

A lot has changed for both the Girl Scouts and the nation in the past 100 years and the foundations laid a century ago helped build a world where girls and women can write their own tickets!

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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Saving lives one Capitol Step at a time

Senior Prom season is coming and with it the possibility of deadly accidents. Walt Whitman High is among the Montgomery County schools with an post prom party plan. To raise the $$$$ they had help from Capitol Steps.

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Mon Mar 12th, 2012

Refinancing to 15-year loan can save hundreds every month

WTOP's Veronica Robinson reports.

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Sun Mar 11th, 2012

Divorce complicates tickets for high school graducation ceremonies

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.

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Sun Mar 11th, 2012

Shop 'til you drop those extra pounds

WTOP's Paula Wolfson

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Sat Mar 10th, 2012

New funding to help cleanup the Anacostia River

WTOP's Max Smith reports.

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Fri Mar 09th, 2012

Free meatballs!!

On National Meatball Day! At Carmine's in Penn Quarter! If you are observing no meat on Friday in Lent, Carmines will still be offering free meatballs thru Sunday 3/11/12. To get the free meatballs you do need to say the magic word, for that you may want to listen to the report here. NYC's Legendary Family Style Italian Restaurant, Carmine's Washington D.C is at 425 7th Street NW 202.737.7770

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Fri Mar 09th, 2012

Sometimes they DO shoot the messenger

At the height of the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s, John Paton Davies, Jr., was summoned to the State Department one morning and fired. His offense? The career diplomat had counseled the U.S. government during World War II that the Communist forces in China were poised to take over the country—which they did, in 1949. Just part of a remarkable life recounted in China Hand An Autobiography John Paton Davies, Jr. Foreword by Todd S. Purdum. Epilogue by Bruce Cumings Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, along with Davies daughter Tiki Davies will present a FREE talk at Politics & Prose this coming Wednesday (3/14) at 7 pm. 5015 Connecticut Ave NW

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Fri Mar 09th, 2012

Joe Byrd's musical legacy

Neal Augenstein, WTOP Reporter

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Math adds up to the sum of all life!

How to engage middle schoolers in math?? That's what MathAlive! at the Smithsonian Institution International Gallery is all about. Created by Raytheon MathAlive! is as they say, "an immersive exhibit enabling students, teachers and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wondrous outcomes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through highly engaging hands-on activities." The International Gallery is located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center (next to the Smithsonian Castle) It is FREE & Fun!

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Who says all playwrights are old & grizzly?

DC area students are jumping into the play-writing arena as part of the 12th annual Arena Stage Student 10-minute Play competition in which D.C.-area students submit original plays. Nearly 800 works were submitted from students in D.C. area middle and high schools this year. The eight winning playwrights had play-writing master classes and took part in further script development by working with a professional director and are being performed this weekend by professional actors. We had the chance to sit in on the rehearsal of one of the plays written by an 8th grader, Chocolate Bars and a New Life by Sahana Ramani, from Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater 1101 6th St. SW

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Abs or Abs NOT?? the ripple affect

We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD As she says,"your body may not suit a swim suit if you aren't careful!"

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

The Kennedy Center looks to the future

announcing the 2012-13 season which is chock-a-block full of performing arts of all stripes and colors. There is bound to be plenty to please every taste and a lot of free performances as well. You can find highlights here and, of course, listen to Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser's list of some of the top acts by clicking below.

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Speaking up for freedom and being heard

The VFW's Voice of Democracy" 65th annual audio essay scholarship competition winner was announced at the the 2012 VFW Legislative Conference here in DC. Fifty thousand High School students from around the country entered. The winner (listen below) took home a $30,000 scholarship.

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

National Parks Service whistleblower reprimanded

Darci Marchese, WTOP Reporter

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Maryland's own 'Craigslist attacker' sentenced

Edgar D. Romero, 26, of Bladensburg, contacted numerous women, including the four he attacked, between December 2008 and February 2009 through Craigslist ads for erotic services. According to prosecutors, he and an accomplice met the four victims at a D.C. hotel.

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Wed Mar 07th, 2012

Politics IS a laughing matter

At least for Hexagon -- Washington's Only Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy Revue!! Hexagon's show this year: "I Get No Kick from Campaign!" will be at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. March 9-24th. Hexagon selected Hospice Caring, Inc. as this year's beneficiary.

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Wed Mar 07th, 2012

Poll: Jobs, public safety beat traffic for top area priorities

Twenty-seven percent of those questioned in D.C., Maryland and Virginia list living in a safe community with low crime as the top issue, while 20 percent thought jobs and the ecomomy were most important.

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Tue Mar 06th, 2012

Ten years of education reform celebrated

Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."

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