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The Washington Post Pulls a Darwin

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that traditional media struggles to find its place in the digital world. Electronic distribution gives people greater choice, and we consume from the publishers that give us the most value—however each one of us personally defines that value. Advertising revenues have followed eyeballs and, over time, newspapers have lost relevance. Now, The Washington Post has pulled a Darwin maneuver by launching a service called Trove.

While I applaud the move, I wonder if it’s going to net the results they seek. The Washington Post has teamed up with Facebook to aggregate and deliver personalized news based on a consumer’s likes and dislikes. That, in itself, makes me uncomfortable.

Upcoming Events In Prince George's County Public Schools

Upcoming Events In Prince George's County Public Schools

This list of events comes to us from ShaVon McConnell:

IAFF Local 1619 Firefighters and Paramedics Donate Smoke Alarms

IAFF Local 1619 Firefighters and Paramedics Donate Smoke Alarms

This story comes to us from Mark Brady: 

?Every firefighter knows that a working smoke alarm provides residents with an early alert of a fire inside their home, this is especially important when everyone is asleep, a time when the most home fire fatalities occur. A working smoke alarm improves the chances of you and your family surviving a home fire by 50%. With an early warning of a fire and the fact that everyone inside the home is safe outside also increases the probability that firefighters will be able to stay safe and go home at the end of the shift without injury.

High Gas Prices Lead To Empty Tanks

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- High gas prices in the Washington area have led to a significant increase in calls to AAA from drivers who have run out gas.

In the past few weeks, AAA says they've seen increases of as much as 40 percent in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

AAA says the best advice to avoid running out gas, obvious though it may seem, is to never let your tank get below 1/4 of a tank.

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA 9’s Where You Live new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA 9’s Where You Live new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

 

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

WHO:          
Stratford University community; prospective and current students; graduates
                       
WHAT:         
Spring Career Fair 2011

Join Stratford University’s Falls Church campus for its annual Spring 2011 career fair. Attendees will be able to meet with local employers to learn about job opportunities, as well as learn about various programs the university offers including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the companies in attendance:

Family Of Colmar Manor Homicide Victim Speaks Out

COLMAR MANOR, Md. (WUSA) -- David Bayard's friends and family are pleading for information about his killer. They are handing out flyers and placed a poster at the place he died.

Police say the 24-year-old, from Silver Spring, Md., was murdered in his car early Sunday morning. They found Bayard's body in his car near the McDonalds on Bladensburg Road.

Dozens of Bayard's friends and family came to honor him Wednesday. They left flowers, pictures and candles.

"Anyone that knows what happened, please, I'm begging you, to say something because no one should ever feel this way, losing someone you love so much," said Pam Jabonete, Bayard's girlfriend.

Bayard's family says he was with friends Saturday night.

"He was celebrating one of his friends birthdays," said Travis Putvain, brother-in-law.

Bayard never made it home. Police say he died from trauma to his upper body.