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Community Support Needed To Adopt Homeless Animals

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

The nation’s capital’s two animal shelters—the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and the Washington Animal Rescue League (the League)—are hoping to increase significantly the number of homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals who find new, caring homes in the next three months. Both groups have entered a national challenge, issued by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), to re-home 300 more pets than they did last year during the same three months. Together they are calling on the community to open their hearts and homes to the many deserving animals who are seeking adoption.

 

Prince George's County To Hold Public Forums On Water Quality

 

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County will hold a series of three public forums for input on improving water quality in the County.  The first session will be held on August 16, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District located at 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Suite 100 in Upper Marlboro. 

The public forums are a joint effort between the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District, the Prince George’s County Health Department, the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Remains Of 12 WWII Servicemen Identified

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has identified the remains of 12 World War II servicemen.

The military said Thursday they died in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea on Oct 27, 1943.

Their remains will be buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

They are:

  • Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Jack Volz of Indianapolis;
  • 2nd Lt. Regis Dietz of Pittsburgh;
  • 2nd Lt. Edward Lake of Brooklyn, N.Y;
  • 2nd Lt. Martin Murray of Lowell, Mass.;
  • 2nd Lt. William Shryock of Gary, Ind.;
  • Tech. Sgt. Robert Wren of Seattle;
  • Tech. Sgt. Hollis Smith of Cove, Ark.; Staff Sgt. Berthold Chastain of Dalton, Ga.;
  • Staff Sgt. Clyde Green of Erie, Pa.;
  • Staff Sgt. Frederick Harris of Medford, Mass.;
  • Staff Sgt. Claude Ray of Coffeyville, Kan.;
  • and Staff Sgt. Claude Tyler of Landover, Md.

D.C. Residents Celebrate Haynesworth Exit

The Albert Haynesworth-Redskins saga has finally ended, as the defensive tackle has been traded to the New England Patriots.

We asked D.C. locals how they felt about Haynesworth leaving.

Watch the video above to see what they had to say.

Prince George's County to Hold Public Forums on Water Quality

 

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County will hold a series of three public forums for input on improving water quality in the County.  The first session will be held on August 16, 2011 at the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District located at 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Suite 100 in Upper Marlboro. 

 

Report: Skins Trade Haynesworth To Patriots

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- It appears an end to the drama that was Albert Haynesworth's tenure with the Redskins is on the horizon.

ESPN contributor Adam Schefter is reporting the Redskins have traded Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round pick in 2013. He will be required to pass a physical before the trade is finalized.