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Be A "VIP" Of Chick-fil-A & Win A Trip To Atlanta

Be A "VIP" Of Chick-fil-A & Win A Trip To Atlanta

Do you love Chick-fil-A? If so, the 51 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the D.C. area have launched their “VIP of My Chick-fil-A” contest. This contest offers the chance for participants to win a free, one-day trip to Atlanta to score a Behind-the-Scenes tour of Chick-fil-A’s Corporate Headquarters.

To participate in the contest, guests should submit a written story through Facebook explaining why they should be selected as a “VIP” of their local Chick-fil-A restaurant. You can submit your stories by Saturday, Oct 13 to be entered in the contest.

From Oct.15 through Saturday, Nov.3, customers and friends can vote for their favorite finalists on Facebook. 

For more information on the contest, call your local restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area.

To find a nearby restaurant, click here. 

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

When it comes to picking out makeup, women often flock to the “it” brands they read about in magazines, but what exactly lurks in these “it” brands? Parabens? Synthetic fragrances? Sulfates? What defines the products you love may ultimately be negatively affecting the state of your skin and hair.

Through extensive research, EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics discovered which ingredients may cause harm in the long run. Avoiding such ingredients all together, EnvyDerm brings all-natural products to your eyes and lips using healthy and rare elements that have been overlooked by other cosmetic companies.

What ingredients has EnvyDerm purposefully overlooked for your safety? EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics wants to make you aware of 5 ingredients you want to avoid in your eye and lip products:

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake Offers FREE CAKE TRUFFLES; Donates to Boys & Girls Club On Friday

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting a special back to school event on Fri., Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. handing out a free cake truffle per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary and is selling apple-shaped cookies with all cookie proceeds to be donated to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Event takes place at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Call 703- or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Man Convicted Of Killing Catholic U Bicyclist

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 18-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree premeditated murder while armed in the shooting death of a bicyclist during a robbery

Eric Foreman, who was convicted Monday, faces a mandatory minimum term of 30 years in prison at sentencing Nov. 16.

A jury convicted Foreman in the death of 31-year-old Neil Godleski, a student at Catholic University, on Aug. 22, 2010. According to government evidence, Godleski was biking home when Foreman fired at him, but missed. Godleski fell off his bike and Foreman walked over to him and shot him at close range.

DC Public Schools LaunchTeacher Recognition Program

WASHINGTON (WUSA) - The DC Public School System (DCPS) has launched a new initiative to recognize and retain outstanding teachers, announced Chancellor Kaya Henderson of DCPS on Wednesday.

The Leadership Initiative for Teachers program, or LIFT, functions on a five-stage career ladder that allows high-performing educators to advance inside and outside of the classroom. The DCPS is the first urban public school system to implement this sort of career advancement program for teachers, according to officials.

"Our teachers shape the future for our children," said Henderson. "At DCPS, we demand excellence from our educators and we work hard to honor and recognize them as the professionals they are. LIFT takes that one step further, making career advancement, a standard practice in every other profession, a reality for DCPS teachers."

Humane Society Teams Up with Kitty Cats to Help Scratch Out Bullying

Humane Society Teams Up with Kitty Cats to Help Scratch Out Bullying

The Montgomery County Humane Society and dreamBIG Press, publisher of the new Kitty Cats book series, are partnering in an effort to raise awareness about bullying in the community. The move comes just as kids around the country are heading back to school. Bullying has become an important issue that parents and schools are facing across the nation.

“It’s exciting for us to team up with dreamBIG Press to help address the issue of bullying in our community,” says BJ Altschul, director of humane education at the Montgomery County Humane Society. “Using animals in this awareness is a win-win situation, because children learn to be more compassionate toward each other, as well as toward animals.”

Catholic U.Student Victim Of Violent Assault, Robbery

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  A Catholic University student was assaulted and then robbed just after 11 p.m. Monday, according to school officials.

The woman student was getting out of her car in the 700 block of Lawrence St. NE.  According to school authorities, the suspect approached her from behind, grabbing her by the neck and slamming her head against her car.  The victim fell to the ground and the suspect continued attacking her. 

The suspect then went into the woman's car, taking her debit card and cash.

Officials say that the suspect was last seen running toward the Brookland/CUA Metro station, approximately a block and a half  from the scene of the attack. The suspect is described as a black, 5-foot-7 man in his mid 20s, wearing a black sweatshirt, jean shorts, Timberland boots and gloves.