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Anthony Crawford: 19th and M Street's Buoy in The Sea

Anthony Crawford: 19th and M Street's Buoy in The Sea

It’s late morning on a Wednesday, and the intersection of 19th and M Street in Northwest is a mob of elegantly dressed men and women navigating their way through the bustling crowd.

The people weave through each other with swiftness and agility, reminiscent of an Olympic slalom race.  It is a sea of duffle coats and pinstripe suits, high heels and pashmina shawls. 

And as this crowd ebbs and flows with the rescheduling of meetings, lunch dates, and conference calls, Anthony Crawford, sporting a puffy green jacket, a USA winter cap, and a neon green vest, remains still at the corner of 19th and M, a lone buoy in the shifting sea.

A Pittsburgh Steeler lanyard dangles from his right pant pocket.  He’s ready for his team to play in the Super Bowl.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Long Time White House Protestor Deals With Winter Storm

Long Time White House Protestor Deals With Winter Storm

Where were you during last night's winter storm?  

Stuck in your car or on public transportation?  

In your office working late night?  

Or were you bundled up in your home, just a spectator to the whipping winds and heavy snow?

Concepcion Picciotto did none of the above.  

Last night Picciotto, better known to many as the lady who lives in the tent at the edge of Lafayette Park across from the White House, continued her protest which began in 1981, despite the freezing temperatures and precipitation.  The only time she leaves her area is when she gets a volunteer to hold it for her.

We asked Picciotto how she deals with winter weather and snowstorms like the one that hit last night in the video above.

"Top Chef" All-Star Becomes DC's “Secretary of Love & Relationships”

"Top Chef" All-Star Becomes DC's “Secretary of Love & Relationships”

This story comes to us from Kate Gibbs of Destination DC:

 

GWU Remembers Haiti Earthquake One Year Later With Anniversary Ceremony

“Exactly one year ago at about 4:52 p.m., I was sitting at a round table, enjoying rice and beans in the comfort of my home located in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti,” Karl Delatour, a George Washington University Freshman who hails from Haiti, recalled Wednesday as he spoke at GW’s one-year Haiti anniversary ceremony.  “As I reflected on how to go about studying for my upcoming history exam, I suddenly felt the table vibrate.  As this vibration becomes more and more strong, it is not until my glass of water fell to the ground and shattered that I realized that something big was happening…something really big.”

GWU's 2011 MLK Awards Recognize Students and Staff Devoted to Dr. King’s Legacy

GWU's 2011 MLK Awards Recognize Students and Staff Devoted to Dr. King’s Legacy

This community story comes to us from the George Washington University:

Get Ready to STOMP...In a Georgetown Grocery Store?

Get Ready to STOMP...In a Georgetown Grocery Store?

This Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m., get ready to STOMP...in a Georgetown grocery store.

Georgetown’s “Social” Safeway, located at 1855 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, will host certain members of the STOMP cast(who will perform at the Warner Theatre later this month) for a special mini-performance.

The cast members of the world-famous show will "play the store", calling on various grocery items as their instruments.

All are welcome and photography is permitted.  On top of the free performance, those 21 and over will be able to take part in a wine and cheese tasting at the wine bar that will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m..

Tasting wine and cheese while watching musicians make melodies with condiments and other food?  Who wouldn't like that?