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OCCASIONALLY CAKE RAISES MORE THAN $1,100 for MARCH OF DIMES

OCCASIONALLY CAKE RAISES MORE THAN $1,100 for MARCH OF DIMES

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. raised more than $1, 100 for the March of Dimes during their four-year anniversary, day-long celebration, while giving away more than 1, 500 cupcakes. For more information, visit www.occasionallycake.com or call 703.647.9638.

“Thank you to the community for helping us celebrate and giving back to the March of Dimes, an organization that is doing so much for moms and babies,” said Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

WUSA9 to try drone camera

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Phantom is one of a handful of radio controlled rotor aircraft designed to act as miniature flying camera platforms.

WUSA has experimented, with limited success, other popular models. One model we tried flew well as long as there was no wind-but the method for downloading the video was not simple enough for our workflow-which always requires speed, reliability and ease of use.

The Phantom is a quad motor, rotor type aircraft that has a GoPro camera slung underneath for shooting video and still pictures. The GoPro is usually tough and reliable so it makes a nice choice for shooting aerial footage this way.

Rieder: 'Washington Post' sale a shocker

(USA TODAY) -- It is a stunning separation.

For years, The Washington Post and the Graham family have been as deeply intertwined as it is possible for a news outlet and its owners to be.

In fact, the storied newspaper almost seemed like part of the Graham family. Generation after generation served as its steward. The Grahams flat-out loved that paper.

And so the news late Monday afternoon that the paper was being sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos came as a shock. It must have been a deeply painful decision for Post Co. CEO Donald Graham.

But despite its legendary history, its courageous and inspirational role in publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate secrets, its continuing if diminished commitment to quality journalism, the paper is hardly immune to the profoundly disruptive impact of the digital era.

Man lays on road, is fatally struck by car

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 45-year-old man died after being hit by a car early Monday morning, police say. 

According to Prince George's County Police, Donald Pray and his passenger got into an argument while on Suitland Road. Pray then got out of his car, laid down in the roadway and was hit by a car.

Police were called out to Suitland Road at Suitland Parkway and found Pray suffering from critical injures. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said

Police said preliminary investigations indicated that Pary, of the 900 block of Mentor Avenue in Capitol Heights, had been drinking. 

This accident is still under investigation. If you have information about this case call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422.

Police: man hit by cars intentionally laid down in road

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police say that a pedestrian struck shortly before 1 a.m. Monday laid down in the road intentionally.

The incident happened at 12:56 a.m. Monday on Suitland Road at Suitland Parkway, say police.

Police tell us a 45-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the man had been driving on Suitland Road when he and a passenger got into an argument. The man then stopped his car, got out and laid down in the road, say police. He was then hit by a car.

They say none of the cars that hit him stayed at the scene.

It appears the man had been drinking alcohol before the incident, say police.

 

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METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

FAME, the musical, is coming to the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., reminiscent of the popular 80s’ TV show that engaged young teens throughout the United States. Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre (MPAT)’s ensemble cast will present on Aug. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31st at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre in Lorton, Va. Tickets are available online for $20 general admission at www.metro-theatre.org. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more by contacting the box office at (703) 584-2900.

 “We’ve had a lot of fun preparing for FAME and we’re bringing out the best in our students, showcasing ‘triple-threat’ actors who shine in dance, singing and performance,” said Dan Stapula, artistic director of Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre of Alexandria, Va. and Lorton, Va.