April 29, 2012
Tuesday May 1 Homestretch A nonprofit that provides transitional housing in Virginia. Annual Benefit Breakfast@ the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Wednesday May 2 Sitar Arts Center A community arts organization. Spring Celebration and Benefit@ at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Northwest Washington. Thursday May 3 Family Matters of Greater Washington A social service organization. The 130th Anniversary of Social Service@ the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Northwest Washington.
November 2, 2008
In Washington and across the nation, police are reporting an upsurge in "pack robberies" by juveniles who seek out victims on the street. Not only do they rob them, looking for cellphones, iPods or cash, but they also often beat them and sometimes leave them severely injured. As D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said in an Oct. 13 news story: "There's no need to beat people in those circumstances, but that's what they do. Just senseless. " This rash of youth attacks is reminiscent of the "wolf pack" attacks that plagued my home town of...
February 24, 2008 |
Marcia Ann Plater, 65, who advocated for moderate- and low-income families as executive director of Montgomery County's Community Action Agency, died Feb. 16 of ovarian cancer at Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Silver Spring. Mrs. Plater, who directed the agency from 1985 to 2003, played a pivotal role in designing the county's first full-day, full-year Head Start program to meet the needs of low-income working families. She also led efforts to establish Montgomery's centralized food bank at the Manna Food Center.
February 17, 2010 |
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has ended its 80-year-old foster-care program in the District rather than license same-sex couples, the first fallout from a bitter debate over the city's move to legalize same-sex marriage. Catholic Charities, which runs more than 20 social service programs for the District, transferred its entire foster-care program -- 43 children, 35 families and seven staff members -- to another provider, the National Center for Children and Families. Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6)
August 26, 2009
It has been my experience, both as a registered nurse and as a daughter who saw her mother through the difficult last seven years of her life, that it is not doctors who initiate the end-of-life discussions that have become so controversial in the debate over health-care reform ["The Truth About Death Counseling," op-ed , Aug. 21]. Each time my mother entered a hospital or nursing-care facility, my mother and I were approached almost immediately to develop a plan of care that included a do-not-resuscitate order.
May 28, 2008 |
Distributing friend connections across the web has been quite a hot topic in the Web 2.0 community as of late. MySpace , Facebook , and Google have all come out with their own initiatives for sharing social graph data with any number of websites. And there appears to be a struggle over just who will ultimately control the aggregated data - if anyone. So it may or may not come as a surprise that Gigya , a startup known for distributing widgets across social networks, blogs and other social media platforms,...