Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the deadliest crash in WMATA history. One year ago–June 22, 2009–two Metro trains collided leaving 9 dead and several injured. On Sunday, June 27th, Metro is scheduled to implement the first of a two-phase fare increase.
As stated on WMATA’s website, Metro will be holding a rememberance ceremony to honor the victims and first responders that were involved in last year’s tragic accident. The ceremony will take place this morning at 10am adjacent from the Fort Totten Metro Station. The public is welcome to attend.
In the words of songwriter Fred Ebb, popularized by Frank Sinatra, “Start spreading the news”! The clubs voted, today, and for the first time in history, New York/New Jersey will host a Super Bowl. South Florida’s bid was eliminated in the first round of voting.
Once a source of pride for the DC area, Riddick Bowe’s life and career have been marred by a series of poor decisions. NBC Washington talks to former boxing champ Riddick Bowe about his full circle journey; from rags to riches to rags, again.
Monday, May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the next judge for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan will be the fourth woman ever seated on the nation’s highest court and the second justice in 40 years that was not previously a judge.
Singer/actress and timeless beauty, Lena Horne, died Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was 92. Horne’s monster talent and stunning looks enabled her to break racial barriers for black entertainers. She was the first African American performer to be signed to a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio (MGM) and was one of the first to sing with an all white orchestra.
Last night, with much of Hollywood in attendance, President Obama stole the spotlight, topping Jay Leno with a range of jokes poking fun at everything from his gray hair, to recent Republican turned Independent Charlie Crist. Here were a few of his highlights:
The new issue of the Washington Afro American hits newsstands, this Thursday, and guess who’s in it?!
There are many reasons people choose not to participate in the US Census. “I don’t have time.” “I’m a private person.” “I’m an illegal immigrant.” “I just don’t see the point.” Well, here is the point broken down into the simplest of terms:
Coolidge Senior High School, in Washington, DC, recently made history when they hired 29-year old Natalie Randolph as head football coach. Randolph, a biology teacher at the school, played professionally with Washington’s DC Divas. According to reports, neither coach nor players factor gender into Randolph’s ability to coach.
Last Tuesday, at Union Temple Baptist Church, Barry made a public apology for causing the city “great embarrassment”. While he admitted to exercising “poor judgment” in awarding a government contract to someone with whom he had romantic involvement, Barry maintained that his actions were not criminal.
I’m still trying to figure out why the world’s best golfer, Tiger Woods, who has won approximately 71 PGA tours and 14 Majors, is apologizing to the public regarding his infidelity. I have looked at this from every angle. However I still don’t see how it’s relevant to golf.
Although Barry has had a history of legal issues, including a conviction for drug possession in 1990, this is the first time he has been tied to a scandal involving tax payer dollars.
As if cheering on one’s country isn’t reason enough to watch the Olympics, rooting for one’s city/state is an added bonus. Theron Johnson of Wheaton, Maryland will have the DMV glued to the tube as the US Men’s Bobsled team goes for the gold.
Last week, WHW reported the alleged suicide of 40-year-old, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. According to a CNN report, disturbing tweets just days before McQueen’s death may have foreshadowed his suicide. There is also speculation that he was depressed over the recent death of his beloved mother.