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DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS  at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors have placed the publisher and photographer of unauthorized topless snaps of Prince William's wife, Kate, under formal criminal investigation, they said Thursday.

Caroline Chassain, spokeswoman for the Nanterre prosecutor, said that Mondadori Magazines France and local photographer Valerie Suau were placed under investigation earlier this month over possible criminal exploitation of the images, which appeared in the French Closer magazine last September.

The photos showed the duchess of Cambridge relaxing at a private villa in Provence, in southern France, sometimes without her bikini top and, in one case, her suit bottom partially pulled down to apply sunscreen.

Chassain added that Suau's employer, local newspaper La Provence, was also placed under formal criminal investigation on Monday, but she did not elaborate.

The investigation will likely take months to complete.

Police Ask For Help In Robbery Investigation

Police Ask For Help In Robbery Investigation

Bethesda, Md. (WUSA9) -- An armed bank robbery in Montgomery County is still being investigated and with no new leads, detectives are turning to the public.

Police say a suspect wearing a "dark blue jacket, a light green button up, gloves and a Halloween mask" robbed M&T bank off of Seven Locks Road on December 22, 2012 in the early morning," police said in the news release. 

The suspect walked into the bank, intimidated the teller with a small black handgun and left with an "undisclosed amount of cash," police said.

The robber is described as an "unknown race male, over 6'0'' tall, with a medium build." Investigators are urging anyone who may have tips about this incident to come forward and contact the Robbery Section at 240-773-5100, police said.

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.

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."