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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Gilbert Arenas already faces a difficult week ahead, with his sentencing for felony gun possession set for Friday. But Arenas’s troubles were magnified recently, when he discovered that his estranged mother, Mary Francis Robinson, died in Miami. Robinson passed away on March 13, but Arenas didn’t find out until a few […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The unemployment rate in the Washington region soared to 6.9 percent in January, according to government data released Friday. It is the area’s highest level in 20 years of record-keeping. The region’s jobless rate was 6.2 percent in December and, not seasonally adjusted, 5.4 percent in January 2009. January’s data show […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Cherry Blossom Festival chills commuters and visitors by crowding the streets and sidewalks near the Tidal Basin and jamming Metrorail. This year’s festival is scheduled to begin this coming Saturday and end April 11. Here’s a survival guide: Events Tourists might not be able to plan their visits based on […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The group at Table 63 was so hyped about their discussion that they worked right through lunch. “I have 30 students in my class,” said a 16-year-old student who attends Parkdale High School in Riverdale. “Thirty students?” said Charles Collar, a county businessman. “That’s a college class.” Collar, who facilitated the […]

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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The guy behind the meat counter is looking at Reed Sandridge kind of strangely. Giving away $10 every day to a stranger — an idea Sandridge had soon after he was laid off from his job at a Washington nonprofit group last fall — isn’t as easy as it sounds. Carlos […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Metro has fired a bus driver caught texting in a photo taken by a passenger and posted on a local blog. “We took a look at the photo and were able to conduct an investigation,” said Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel. “It was determined the driver was violating the policy.” The driver, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: At their best, the Georgetown Hoyas are the antithesis of madness. When a game is all frenetic action and emotion, they are methodical and precise. But at their worst, that deliberateness becomes a liability, and coolness turns to lethargy. The Hoyas were at their worst against Ohio in the opening round […]

Kirk Whalum stopped through the WYCB 1340 AM studios to talk with Kevin Lankford about this new project, “The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter III.” See photos of his visit here.

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: At Friendship Heights Metrorail station this week, commuters in raincoats hurried down one of two broken escalators to the platform to catch a rush-hour train, then bumped into one another as they boarded the crowded cars. Lines of dozens of impatient commuters waited for a slow eight-person elevator at the station […]

Eight time Grammy nominated, Stellar award winning Jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum talks to Kevin Lankford to day at 3pm about the Gospel According To Jazz Chapter Three and the upcoming DVD viewing party at New Horizon Hall of Elegance, 2209 Mt. Rainier, Maryland Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter III, in all […]