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D.C. Area Wounded Soldiers, Spouses Receive Full-Ride College Scholarships

Last night, November 17, at Carmine's Restaurant, nine D.C. area wounded soldiers and their spouses received full-ride college scholarships to Colorado Technical University, an opportunity that will hopefully help them transition from their military lives into the civilian world.

Hundreds of military men, women and spouses applied, but only 25 soldiers and 25 civilians were selected nationwide. The recipients were chosen by Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs and Iraqi war veteran, and Marie Tillman, widow of Arizona Cardinals player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

One of the recipients was Dawn Calin.  Calin, who is featured in the video above, is a military wife whose husband survived two attacks, one involving an IED which ruptured his ear drums leaving him with hearing loss and chronic inner ear infections.

Condoms Connected To Your Character?

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- "Join The Rubber Revolution." It's an attention-grabbing website title the DC Department of Health hopes lures people to practice safe sex, in a city marred by its staggering HIV rates.

The site is in seven different languages, including Spanish, French and even Chinese. However, the message is the same in every dialect: use condoms, prevent the spread of disease and unwanted pregnancies.

www.rubberrevolutiondc.com also has quirky quizzes, seemingly unrelated to a person's sex life. For example, the "What Kind of Condom Are You?" quiz asks you questions about how you order food at a restaurant.

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show honored Military Spouses

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show honored Military Spouses to spend a day of Food bliss with Food Network stars.

 

On November 13th The 2010 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show (MCES) honored Military spouses including the Wounded Warriors and Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan spouses through their specially supported and funded  “Operation Home Cooking”.

 

Fenty, Gray Break Ground for Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel at Convention Center

After years of debating, voting, and planning, D.C. officials gathered at the corner of 9th Street and Massachusetts Avenue on Tuesday, November 10th, to break ground on the Washington Marriott Marquis hotel.

"I know I don't have to ask, but I will anyway," D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty questioned the significantly large crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony.  "Is there anyone here who is excited that this day has finally come?" 

The response was a cacophony of joyful screams and cheers, as everyone in attendance was able to see the Capital City's dream project finally become a reality. 

Since the Walter E. Washington Convention Center opened its doors in 2003, the city has yearned for a hotel space grand enough pair with it.  As time has passed without this space, the D.C. government has seen opportunities to develop its tourism industry, as well as improve the city's employment rate, go by the wayside.

Remember your 'First Time'

WASHINGTON, DC--Angie Goff reports on Washingtonians divulging the details of their 'First Time.'

National Mall Plan Finalized

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis signed their names to the final National Mall Plan on Tuesday.

The National Mall's aging facilities, some of which were built in the the 1800s, needed extensive repair. The planning effort began in 2006 when "deferred maintenance for needed repairs" was more than $400 million, according to the National Park Service.

More than 30,000 Americans in all U.S. states gave input on the National Mall Plan, which has 30 objectives relating to cultural and natural resource protection, public access, education, visitor amenities, public safety and security as well as protection and preservation of monuments and memorials.

WUSA9 Scores Cameo in 'Morning Glory' starring Harrison Ford

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports  Mike Hydeck, anchor for the WUSA9 morning show is in upcoming news comedy 'Morning Glory.'

The film, starring Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams is about a hard-working TV producer who finds herself working for the morning news and struggling to balance her relationship and profession. 

WIN: Join us at the 'Morning Glory' private screening