February 14, 2013 |
Metro officials, revealing new details about last month's botched Green Line evacuation, said Thursday that miscommunication between a transit police sergeant and the transit agency's command center complicated efforts to assist about 2,000 passengers who were stranded on two trains in Southeast Washington. About 200 passengers exited the train and walked the tracks to an emergency exit in Anacostia. It was the second time in less than a year that frightened, frustrated passengers aboard a stranded Metro...
January 9, 2013 |
You may like the idea of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary or loathe it . You may consider his views on Iran sound or feeble, his comments about "the Jewish lobby" inoffensive or ugly, his views on a policy of extensive assassination — sorry, "taking terrorists off the battlefield" — unremarkable or chilling, his apology for harsh remarks about a gay ambassador sincere or opportunistic. Whatever you believe about any of those things, you should disregard what appears to be...
November 26, 2012
Edward G. Mantor, 96, a retired Army command sergeant major who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died Nov. 15 at his home in Rockville. He had coronary artery disease, said his niece Donna Hrozencik. Edward George Mantor was born in Utica, N.Y. He joined the Army in 1942 and served in Europe during World War II . During a postwar assignment in Germany, he helped manage the transport of supplies during the Berlin Airlift. In addition to his service in Korea and Vietnam, he did...
October 23, 2012 |
Expect to pick up more than just weights if you enlist in Thank Dog! Bootcamp , a fitness and obedience program that started up this month in Arlington's Bluemont Park. "We clean up our poop. It's one of the rules of class," says owner and personal trainer Karen Krieg, who'd been looking for a way to merge her two loves: fitness and dogs. She found her inspiration while watching Animal Planet's "Dogs 101. " The show highlighted the work of Thank Dog!, which was founded in Burbank, Calif., in 2008 by Jill...
August 1, 2012
Calvert County BROWN, Alfred Eugene Sr., 79, of Chesapeake Beach, a long-distance truck driver, died July 14 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, BROWN, Jestine A. DeLee, 81, of Prince Frederick, a teacher, died July 14 in Huntingtown. JONES, Mary Ellen Gross, 100, of Chesapeake Beach, a homemaker, died July 15 at Burnett-Calvert Hospice House. Charles County ALLEN, Steve Edward, 73, of Waldorf, a police detective sergeant in the District, died July 22 at home.
July 31, 2012
Grace Mueller, 95, an Army sergeant major who retired in 1973 as a specialist in assignments for senior female noncommissioned officers, died July 4 at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington. She had heart ailments, said a nephew, Lance Mueller. Grace Lillian Mueller was born in Cleveland. In 1942, she joined what became the Women's Army Corps, and she served at posts in the United States during World War II. She settled in the Washington area in 1968 and was a District resident.