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John Beck Leads Redskins Past Colts With Big 1st Half

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- John Beck answered Rex Grossman's challenge.

One week after Grossman's impressive preseason performance, Beck counterpunched by leading the Redskins to four straight scores in the first half in Washington's 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Friday night.

Beck and Grossman are fighting to become Washington's starting quarterback, and after two weeks, the race appears even.

Grossman was 19 of 26 for 207 yards in a 16-7 win over defending AFC champion Pittsburgh last week.

Beck's answer: 14 of 17 for 140 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions against the defending AFC South champs. With Beck in the game, the Redskins dominated. They outgained the Colts 277-41 in the first half, ran more than twice as many plays (41-14) and had two 50-plus yard runs.

Grossman was 7 of 13 for 88 yards with one interception, all in the second half.

Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals

From the Washington Humane Society:



Washington, D.C. — The Washington Humane Society (WHS) will host its annual DC Walk for the Animals on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan. Event registration opens August 16.


Sole Searching at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church


Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Lanham, MD along with surrounding Baptist Churches in the area are coming together to "share a sole" or 30,000. Their shoe drive started  August 7th and ends August 28th to raise money to build a well in East Africa.

“The reason we chose East Africa was because we have been going there on mission trips to run medical clinics for six years. In July our clinic treated over 1,500 patients, so our Church is very familiar with the area and know how much they need clean water, ” explained Mt. Calvary Baptist Church’s Pastor Charles Cato.

After collecting 30,000 shoes, a man named George Hutchings aka “The Shoe Man,” will take the shoes and sell them for 50 cents to countries in need. Through this he will accumulate 15,000 dollars in order to drill a hole for a well.

"Share A Sole" Shoe Drive

"Share A Sole" Shoe Drive

Have some extra shoes lying around?  Contribute to this great cause.

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School To Host Open House

Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School To Host Open House


On August 18, Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School will host a special Open House where students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with administrators and teachers, visit their classroom, tour the school, and most importantly, celebrate the beginning of a new school year. In addition, the school will host kindergarten and new student orientations.

WHO:             Carolyn Boston, Board of Education Member, District 6