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Entries by Michael Grass from 02/2012

Georgetown Murder Suspect Refusing Medical Treatment

Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown man suspected in the strangling death of his 91-year-old wife, wrote a letter to D.C. Superior Court asserting his right...

Smithsonian Honors Clint Eastwood, Opens Theater On National Mall

Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Clint Eastwood helped open a new movie theater on the National Mall Wednesday evening and the Smithsonian Institution honored the a...

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Square Off In Dispute Over Monument To D.C.'s World War I Heroes

Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff All Rep. Emanuel Cleaver wants is for his hometown's World War I memorial to have the status of a national monument...

Obama Reveals Plan To Repair Housing Crisis In Front Of Falls Church Crowd

Posted 02.01.2012 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

President Barack Obama spoke to hundreds of Northern Virginia residents Wednesday in Falls Church about his plan to revitalize the current housing mar...

Where Is Anacostia? And Does It Include Barry Farm(s)?

Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Where is Anacostia? That should be a relatively easy question to answer. (It's a District of Columbia neighborhood in Ward 8 roughly cen...

National Archives Unveils Magna Carta After Repairs (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — A 715-year old copy of Magna Carta will soon return to public view at the National Archives after a conservation effort removed old...

California's Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Getting Ready To Enter D.C. Market

Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a Southern California-based coffee chain, is entering the D.C. market for the first time when it opens an ou...

Rachel Tepper Discusses Food Photography On 'Kojo Nnamdi Show'

Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you have ever seen a diner at a restaurant pull out a camera to document what's about to be eaten, that person might have been HuffPo...

Kippah-Wearing Student Told to Prove Religion

Posted 02.02.2012 | DC
Read More: Maryland, DC News

The parents of a Jewish student at Northwood High School are upset after the principal asked them to provide a letter from a rabbi justifying the kipp...

Red Line Woes To Continue Into 2015

Posted 02.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Patience, patience, patience. Red Line users will have to endure at least three more years of major rehabilitation work on Metrorail's b...

Fort Belvoir Starbucks Charges Nine Employees Thousands for Drinks

Posted 02.03.2012 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Starbucks manager Stacy McDonald worked at the Fort Belvoir location for more than five years. As of Wednesday, she was fired after the company accuse...

Obama Announces Plan to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Posted 02.03.2012 | DC
Read More: Virginia, DC News

Jacob Johnson joined the Marine Corps on Sept. 11, 2000 – exactly one year before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He serv...

Congressmen Question Pace Of Arlington Cemetery Grave Probe

Posted 02.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress on Friday questioned why nobody has been prosecuted as part of a criminal investigation of mismanagement at Arlingto...

Police Converge On Occupy DC Site At McPherson Square

Posted 02.04.2012 | DC

By ERIC TUCKER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Dozens of U.S. Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn Saturday...

Park Police Clear Occupy DC Camp; McPherson Square Tents Searched, Removed (UPDATED)

Posted 02.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police officers, some on horseback and others in riot gear, surrounded the Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square with barricades ...

Did Jim Graham Try To Undermine A Metro Project?

Posted 02.04.2012 | DC

According to a complaint lodged with Metro in 2010 by Banneker's attorney, Mr. Graham sought to get Banneker either to add LaKritz Adler to its develo...

Murder Trial For George Huguely, University Of Virginia Lacrosse Player, Starting In Charlottesville

Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jury selection is under way in the trial of a University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend...

Marion Barry: Redskins Owner Dan Snyder 'Sucks'

Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Amid endless tweets during Sunday's Super Bowl game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, there was some noteworthy loca...

Probe: D.C. Paid $800,000 In Unemployment Checks To Employed City Workers; 90 Placed On Leave

Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia government was rocked Monday afternoon by news of an investigation into apparent unemployment fraud that has le...

Catholic University Plans Earthquake Drill Following Seismic Damage From August's 5.8 Magnitude Tremor

Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two hundred years ago on Tuesday, a massive earthquake centered near New Madrid, Mo., was felt far across the eastern half of the United...

Rowdy Crowds At High School Hockey Games Draw Concern

Posted 02.07.2012 | DC
Read More: Maryland, DC News

Concerns about rowdy crowds at high school hockey games are rising after a fight between two student spectators last month, and parent team organizers...

Northwest D.C. Arrogance? Sometimes It's OK to Give Preferential Treatment to the Favored Quadrant

| Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

I read Dan Zak's brainy thinkpiece on the "real K Street" in Monday's Washington Post with particular interest. For me, K Street NW is more than just ...

Trump Wins Rights To Redevelop D.C.'s Old Post Office Pavilion

Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's real estate empire is getting some prime property on Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of the nation's capital. The Ge...

TEXT: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2012 State Of The District Address

Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray delivered his State of the District address Tuesday evening at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue....

Ford's Theatre Opens Center To Study Abraham Lincoln

Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Flowers once attached to President Abraham Lincoln's coffin and ribbons from mourners have joined videos and interactive displays t...