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George Washington, Captain America Attend Tea Party Patriot Event

Men dressed as George Washington and Captain America attended the Tea Party Patriot party on Election night.  Here's what they each had to say about their outfits and their meaning:

George Washington man: "(George Washington) was with the original tea party activists in America, and (they) gathered together to fight for liberty, and our independence, and our Republic. That's what the revelation is here tonight.  It's a reprise of our recovery of our Republic.  That's what we're here for."


Captain America man: "I'm Captain America, I'm here to save my country.  I'm tired of Christianity being removed, about the Constitution being stepped on and ripped up.  I'm tired of everything that this country holds near and dear being destroyed."

Leader of Fenty Write-In Campaign Talks DC Election 2010

We caught up with John Hlinko, the leader of the Write-In Fenty for Mayor campaign, outside of a polling location in Georgetown on Election Day 2010. 

Kalorama Thanksgiving Food Drive is Now Underway

The Kalorama Thanksgiving Food Drive began yesterday, November 8, and will run through November 22, is being hosted at the Kalorama Recreation Center at 1875 Columbia Road in NW.

Residents are encouraged to donate canned goods, non-perishable items, as well as donations to the recreation center.  Donations can be dropped off at the Recreation Center between 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m..

For more information, call John Borges, Site Manager at (202) 673-7606.

Night of the Living Zoo: Adult Halloween Bash at the National Zoo

Check out this story from Metromix about how to celebrate Halloween in a different kind of way...at the Zoo!  The event will be held on Friday, October 29 from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.:

Join the National Zoo for an adult Halloween bash! Wear your best costume while enjoying the National Zoo by moonlight. Experience many different areas of performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.  The night will climax with a performance by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, named one of the Best New Bands of 2010 by Rolling Stone Magazine. All who attend are invited to dress their most ghastly and to dance until the clock strikes midnight.

Poll of the Week: DCPS Doing Enough To Keep Violence Out of Schools?

Last week, we wrote of a fight that began in the cafeteria of Anacostia High School that extended onto the streets of D.C.

Our poll of the week asks how you feel regarding DCPS' effort to keep violence out of city schools.  Chime in below! Write your own answer in the comments bar below.

DC Street Sweeping To End Oct. 29

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials with the  D.C. Department of Public Works said weekly residential street sweeping will end for the season on Oct. 29.

Parking restrictions will be lifted and motorist can park along posted, alternate-side daytime street sweeping routes without moving their cars on cleaning days.

Overnight sweeping on the District's major roadways, which include Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution and Independence avenues, will take place as usual all winter as weather permits.

Leaf collection season will run from November 8 through January 15.

Leaves will be vacuumed from each street at least twice.

Allegation Of Theft In DC Summer Jobs Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- DC City Councilman Michael Brown says he is about to ask the DC Auditor to commence an investigation of the Department of Employment Services to see if funds were embezzled from the city's controversial Summer Jobs for Youth program.

Brown has been tipped that a person or persons may have entered the payroll program at DOES and altered payroll records to increase the payments due several young people and at least one adult who had served in the jobs program.

Investigators will likely ask if that suspect or suspects then diverted the funds electronically to an account in North Carolina.

"That's what we're hearing and, frankly, it's quite disturbing. We hope that's not the case, but we want to make sure the taxpayer dollars are protected and that we do all of our jobs as overseers," Brown told 9NewsNow.