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12 Marching Bands Showcase Their Talent

Marching bands from Charles Herbert Flowers, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., DuVal,
Friendly, Gwynn Park, High Point, Largo, Laurel, Northwestern, Oxon Hill, Potomac,
and Surrattsville high schools will come together to showcase their talents for the
community during the 2010 Marching Band Showcase.

Each year, the annual Marching Band Showcase provides high school marching
bands the opportunity to perform for each other and the community in a non-competitive setting. Prince George's County high school marching bands that participated in the Band Assessment Festival the previous spring are eligible to participate, and two adjudicators will provide performance feedback to the bands and their directors.

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this fun, family
event. Tickets are $5 per person; elementary school students and younger will be
admitted free with a paying adult.

The Prince George’s County Health Department Is Offering Free Walk-in Flu Shots

The Prince George’s County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in flu clinic on Wednesday, October 13 at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center in an effort to ensure that all residents interested in a flu shot will be able to receive one.

 “As flu season approaches, it is important that every individual in the CDC target population have access to the seasonal flu vaccine,” said Health Officer, Donald Shell, M.D., M.A. “For that reason, we are offering an opportunity for the public to come in to a clinic and receive a flu vaccine free of charge.”

The flu vaccine will be administered October 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center located at 6101 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, MD.

Other opportunities for the public to receive flu shots include:

Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.

 

“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”

 

Prince George's County Educators Visit Discovery Education Science Institute

This story comes to us from Christina Scripps of Discovery Communications:

Prince George's County Executives Clear Officers of any Cheating

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- The Prince George's County executive, along with the county's chief of police, have cleared all of their officers from any cheating or wrong doing.

In a news conference at the Prince George's County Police headquarters, county officials said that "no officer is guilty of cheating."

They said the similar test scores can be attributed to a "lazy instructor," coupled with inaccurate media reporting.

Police Chief Roberto Hylton said police and county officials will continue their investigation.

Gaylord National's Holiday Attraction Returns; Will Feature 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'

This story came to us from Amie Gorrell of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center:

Guess WHO is coming to the Capital Region this year? He’s mean; he’s green, and he’s taking over the holidays at Gaylord National Resort, the Washington D.C. region’s “Capital of Christmas.”

ICE!, the smash-hit attraction that amazed nearly two-hundred-thousand visitors to the Gaylord National Resort last year, returns with an exciting new theme:
“ICE! featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Prosecutions May Be Jeopardized By Police Academy Questions

LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- Fallout from an alleged cheating scandal at the Prince George's County Police Academy could include cases against some accused criminals being dropped, according to State's Attorney Glenn Ivey.

"We'll made decisions on a case-by-case basis on where there may be problems and what information we may have to disclose to the defense bar," Ivey said.

Ivey has asked for and audit from the Police Department in the wake of an internal investigation at the police academy.

Police Chief Roberto Hylton says he is investigating whether dozens of cadets cheated on police academy tests.

The probe includes 146 officers from three classes since July 2009. At least 34 officers are facing specific cheating allegations.

Department records show cadets had perfect scores on at least 11 tests measuring basic skills, arrest procedures and how to testify in court. That raised suspicions among some officials.