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Cats and Kids Scratch Out Bullying – What to Teach Kids About Bullying

Cats and Kids Scratch Out Bullying – What to Teach Kids About Bullying

Over the next few weeks, roughly 79 million students will head back to schools around the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. When the school year resumes, so too will the perpetual cycle of students missing days of school because they fear bullying. Each day, it is estimated that 160,000 students stay home from school to avoid being bullied.

“The first step in preventing bullying is to realize that we all share common traits and we all need to feel safe, accepted, and liked for who we are,” explains Peter J. Goodman, author of the book “We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats.” “One of the main themes in my book is tolerance, because it is crucial, especially when we live in such a diverse world.”


Although born and bred in upstate New York, I have lived in Northern Virginia for 31 years. This election cycle, the Commonwealth is a battleground in the Presidential race, and by virtue of anticipated coattails, negative or positive, in the Senatorial one as well. For what seems like an eternity, residents have endured increasingly nasty TV ads, and it isn't even post convention, post Labor Day!  Candidates have been crisscrossing the state in attack dog mode, spewing gall and gaffes, attempting to drum up support. I want to buy earplugs.

Five Engineers Join The Elite for Electromagnetic Railgun Advancements

Five Engineers Join The Elite for Electromagnetic Railgun Advancements

One of the Navy's most prestigious achievement awards was recently given to five members of the Office of Naval Research's Electromagnetic Railgun technology team during a Pentagon ceremony.

The team was honored with the 2011 Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award with their hard work in advancing EM Railgun launcher technology, which is a weapons system that fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants.

"We've assembled a highly dedicated and talented team of engineers who have made extraordinary achievements," said The Office of Naval Research's, Roger McGinnis. "The EM Railgun provides the Navy with greater steel-on-target accuracy and firepower, but importantly, also affords our warfighters and vessels with improved protections and multi-mission capabilities."

Congrats to all the engineers and scientists who are paving the way for our future and advancing our weapons technology at home and abroad.

Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Where To Get Help

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Early-onset Alzheimer's disease afflicts people under the age of 65. In the United States  200,000 people suffer from this illness.

There was an outpouring of concern in our area, after a report that Christa Baker, wife of Prince George's County executive, Rushern Baker, has early-onset dementia. She is 52.

Susan Kudla Finn, President and CEO of Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter tells JC Hayward about how the Alzheimer's Association is working to build awareness and bring services to people who need it the most.

Hotline: 1-800-272-3900



Could Asian Voters Be The Key To a Romney Victory?

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  (WUSA) - At the Eden Center in Falls Church, many Vietnamese businesse owners are backing Mitt Romney.

At the barber shop, you'll find pictures from a visit by Virginia's top Republican. Governor Bob McDonnell's campaign stop in 2009 was part of a strategy to win the Asian vote.

Peter Su helped McDonnell win the election with nearly 60 percent of Asian votes in Northern Virginia. He's hoping Asian voters will be the key to a Mitt Romney victory.

"With that foundation built by Gov. McDonnell, Gov. Romney has already initiated taking the first step to engage the Asian community. His staff has been holding bi-weekly meetings in Virginia," said Su.

Best of the DC Suburbs: 2012 Winners by I AM Modern Magazine

Best of the DC Suburbs: 2012 Winners  by I AM Modern Magazine

With so many choices, deciding the best for you and your family can be a difficult process. Which orthodontist should you take your kids to? Where can you go to get the best facial in town? Who has the best hot dog? I am modern is here to ease at least some of the burden of the decision-making for you. After an exhaustive month long voting process, we've compiled our second annual “best of the dc suburbs” issue as chosen by you.


Shark Weekend Comes To National Aquarium

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- It could be a jaw-dropping weekend at the National Aquarium in downtown Washington.  That's because this is Shark Weekend. Jay Bradley, curator, shares the upcoming activities at the aquarium with JC Hayward.

Saturday, July 28 -Sunday, July 29
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Throughout event: Scavenger hunts, face painting, shark art
11am, 1pm, 3pm: Shark conversation with curator Jay Bradley
2pm: Shark feeding

National Aquarium, Washington, DC
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

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