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Search Party Volunteers Needed this Sunday for Missing Dog

Search Party Volunteers Needed this Sunday for Missing Dog

In October 2010, life seemed to be turning around for a 90-pound English Mastiff named Olivia.  Rescued by A Forever Home Foundation (AFH), it seemed apparent that she was fought, bred, and abused in her prior home, leaving her terrified of most human interaction.  AFH foster mother Laura Colleton recalls that “her biggest challenge is that…everything in the outside world is new and scary to her. I have never cared for a more needy, vulnerable dog.”

When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

As the winter weather season begins in the DC Metro area, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment kicks off their Snowbird Special for the chilly months.  Anytime that the District of Columbia is under a Winter Weather Advisory or Warming issued by the National Weather Service, the museum will offer $10.00 admission to anyone who states “I’m a Snowbird” at the admissions desk. 

Happy Brawlidays

Happy Brawlidays

Give the gift of derby this holiday season! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your coworkers or just bring yourself to the DC Armory this Saturday, Dec. 18, to see the DC DemonCats fight it out against Scare Force One. Both teams will certainly be in the brawliday spirit as they trade gifts of hip checks and bruises.

This bout is sure to leave the Armory shaking, as these two teams—so far undefeated—will be fighting to take the lead this season. Scare Force One, who came out on top in Seasons 1 and 2, are eager to show their dominance over the Season 3 and 4 champion DemonCats. With a roster heavy on members of the DC All-Stars (Condoleezza Slice, Chinese Cheker, Marion Barrycuda, Velocityraptor, Soledad and Lois Slain), Scare Force has a strong base. But the DemonCats are confident that smart strategy can get them ahead.

Warhol Group Threatens To End Smithsonian Funding

Warhol Group Threatens To End Smithsonian Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Warhol Foundation says unless a video in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery that was removed after a Catholic group complained is returned, it will withhold all funding from the institution.

Joel Wachs, president of the foundation, says its board of directors voted on Friday to demand that the video by artist David Wojnarowicz depicting ants crawling on a crucifix be restored. The board sent a letter and e-mail to Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, on Monday.

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The foundation said it has given $375,000 over the past three years to various Smithsonian institutions, including $100,000 to help fund Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, from which the video was removed.

City's Homeless May Soon Have To Prove Residency

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill which would give people who can prove they live in the city priority for space in a homeless shelter during extreme weather.

Under current law, the city must shelter anyone who is homeless and needs a bed when the temperature drops below freezing or rises above 95 degrees.

But D.C. Council member Tommy Wells says that law is allowing people from nearby Maryland and Virginia to come to the city once shelters in their area are full, which is unfair.

Under the bill,  the shelters could still help people who can't prove residency.

However, those who can prove residnecy would receive preference.

People can prove residency with a former mailing address.

The bill applies to long-term housing, not nightly drop-in shelters.

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

 

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

When  Miss DC USA pageant director, Althea Smith asked me to be the last female judge for the Miss DC competition, I was ecstatic and of course said "YES".  I hadn't ever done anything like this before and the experience was a ton of fun.  The most suprising part of the competition was how much love and support the girls gave each other. Even though it was a competition, the sisterhood they belong to makes it more like a family than a contest.