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Allie Mann of Case Design/Remodeling Creates Seuss-tacular Tree for 2012 Georgetown Jingle

Allie Mann of Case Design/Remodeling Creates Seuss-tacular Tree for 2012 Georgetown Jingle

Allie and Patient Ambassador Sophie Make the Ornaments, Collaborate on Design of Dr. Seuss Tree

Since 2006, the Georgetown Jingle has raised more than 1.5 million for the pediatric oncology programs directed by Dr. Aziz Shad at Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hosted at the Four Seasons, this year's Jingle includes 17 trees and vignettes that were unveiled on November 28th and designed by the area's top designers. Additional events include the December 16th family fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. followed by Jingle the Night Away with Pamala Live! from 7-11 p.m.

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

5 Ways to Help the Animals of Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy struck the coast at the end of October it did damage that hit the news channels around the globe. The 80 mile per hour winds took lives, did billions of dollars in damage, and left thousands of people homeless. Many people are aware of the human impact of this tragedy, but few know about how the animals were in impacted in the area. As it turns out, many pets were lost, displaced, injured, and separated from their families.

“There is an element of tragedy here that many people have not even heard about and it is all the animals that have been impacted,” explains Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping animals in need. “What we try to do is help raise awareness and to help as many animals as we can, but we really need the support of others in order to be more successful at our mission.”

Seven Tips To Make DC Cabs Take You Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - In the wake of a WUSA9 investigation that found six out of 40 cabs tested refusing to take a black man to Southeast D.C., we've created five important rules that could help get you home.

Click here to see our hidden camera investigation into DC cabs.

Follow Investigative Reporter Russ Ptacek on Facebook or @russptacek on Twitter.

Taxi Boss Calls For "Severe Fines" After WUSA9 Probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - After seeing preview clips of an undercover WUSA9 investigation airing Thursday night, the DC Taxicab Commission issued a statement saying it "is determined to eliminate the discriminatory actions of drivers."

The full story hadn't been broadcast when the commission responded, but preview clips show one cab refusing to take a black man to a Southeast Washington destination, while picking up a white man 100 feet up the road and agreeing to take him to the same location.

Report has broadcast and published online.  Click here to see DC cabs
refusing service to black passenger investigation.

Black Taxi Driver Apologizes For Refusing Black Passenger

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA9) A 9 Wants To Know Investigation that airs Thursday at 11:00 tested DC taxicab drivers to see who would transport a black passenger to a destination in Southeast Washington.

We have now posted three clips showing the surveillance footage and confrontations with cabbies who refused to transport our WUSA9 employees to the requested destination.

The video attached to this story shows a black cab driver explaining why he refused to pick up a black passenger, but picked up a white passenger 100 feet later.

We've posted two other videos, and will continue posting clips for our undercover operation until the segment airs on WUSA9 Thursday night at 11:00 pm.

Tips for Making it a Great New Year

Tips for Making it a Great New Year


Each New Year millions of people make resolutions in hopes for everything from losing weight to quitting smoking to learning how to control their anger. The problem is that many are not sure what things can truly help them have a great year, or what changes they need to make to help those resolutions become a reality. The good news is that there are some really small changes people can make that will help give them a great New Year.

“Most people sit down to make their resolutions and they simply want to lose weight or something like that,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation and leads the events. “Just making that a resolution doesn’t show you the path on how to achieve results, or happiness. When you are happier and more complete, you will find it much easier to achieve those goals.”

There are a variety of good things that people can focus on to help bring them a great 2013, including:



Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.