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METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER RAISES $5,000 for NEW ALLIANCE THEATRE

 

Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance raised $5,000 at their first Annual Benefit Concert to go toward construction of their new Alliance Theatre in Alexandria, Va. MFAC is working toward a fundraising goal of $100,000 to complete the theatre project. Visit www.metrofinearts.com for more information.

Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and iMpulse Jazz Ensemble performed at the Metropolitan Performing Arts Alliance Benefit Concert.

“We are so grateful to the community for helping our dance companies get closer to our goal of building the Alliance Theater,” said Melissa Dobbs, executive director of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.

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3rd fatality in Boston blast identified as Lu Lingzi

(USA TODAY) -- The third person killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was a Chinese graduate student at Boston University named Lu Lingzi, a state-run Chinese newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Shenyang Evening News said on its official Twitter-like microblog account that she is from the northeastern city of Shenyang.

An editor at the newspaper told the Associated Press that Lu's father confirmed his daughter's death when reporters visited the family home. The editor declined to give his name because he was not authorized to speak to foreign media, AP reported.

A Hong Kong broadcaster reported the student was studying statistics. Lu graduated from a Shenyang high school and studied international trade at Beijing Institute of Technology before enrolling at Boston University, according to media reports, Lu's friends and her Facebook page.

On Sixth Anniversary Of The Virginia Tech Massacre, Families, Survivors Reflect On Bombings

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --  It is the 6th anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre and Lily Habtu sometimes feels like it was yesterday. 

She almost died that day. Many of her classmates did.

Habtu was shot in the wrist and jaw and a bullet is still lodged one millimeter from her brain stem too dangerous to remove.  Her recovery physically and mentally continues.  She's already had several reconstruction surgeries on her jaw and face and wears braces on her teeth to help correct the damage there.   

She's been filled with survivor's guilt at times.  All this, the guilt, the pain, the continuous medical procedures, may soon be familiar to the wounded from the Boston Marathon bombings.

"We'll heal and grow, but we'll always live with this for the rest of lives.  I think all survivors of traumatic events have that in common," said Habtu. 

Obama, Scorsese, Winfrey lead tributes to Roger Ebert

(USA TODAY) -- President Obama led a chorus of voices paying tribute to legendary film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday at the age of 70 after a prolonged battle with cancer.

The fellow Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer "was the movies," Obama said. "The movies won't be the same without Roger, and our thoughts and prayers are with (Ebert's wife) Chaz and the rest of the Ebert family," Obama said.

Director Martin Scorsese, who is executive-producing a documentary on Ebert, called the passing "an incalculable loss for movie culture and for film criticism. And it's a loss for me personally."

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5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The girl, who was attacked by at least one or more dogs has been stabilized, after being taken to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday evening in Charles County, Md., officials said Thursday morning. 

The incident took place at a home in the 8600 block of Billingsley Road in Bennsville, MD.  The child, who was said to be in critical condition, was flown to Children's Hospital in Washington, DC.

The girl was supposed to be under the supervision of her mother's boyfriend at the time of the attack.  The boyfriend lost sight of her and later found her laying face down in the backyard where she had already been attacked, according to officials. 

Charles County Animal Control has taken three dogs into custody.  A pit bull, a bulldog, and a cane corso are the breeds suspected to be involved in the attack. 

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

 

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The JBG Companies acquires prime apartments near transit

Silver Spring’s Falkland Chase apartments fit company’s portfolio  

 

Chevy Chase, MD (April 2, 2013) – A prominent apartment community in downtown Silver Spring has changed hands. The JBG Companies has purchased Falkland Chase apartments from Home Properties of Rochester.

 

“Falkland Chase is a great addition to our residential portfolio,” said David Paul, a JBG partner. “This is a well-located, transit-oriented community that we are proud to own. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to the residents at Falkland Chase from day one.”

 

Dead man found dangling from Calif. high rise

(USA TODAY) -- An apparent graffiti tagger was found dead in a rope harness on the side of an 18-story office tower near the California Capitol on Monday morning, Sacramento police said.

The unidentified man's body was reported dangling at 7:45 a.m. PT around the 14th floor of the the 1201 K Tower, home to lobbyists, public relations people and lawyers. Police said it appears he was accidentally asphyxiated when he rappelled from the top of the 240-foot building, which is two blocks from the Capitol.

The building had not been defaced, but spray paint and an etching tool were found on the roof, said Officer Michelle Gigante.

The man, who appeared to be in his 30s, had looped two ropes into a harness similar to what rock climbers use and connected it to a window-washer's hook on the 17th floor.