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Electronic Device Theft Problem On Metro

Electronic Device Theft Problem On Metro

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- New crime statistics show a growing number of riders on Metro are getting their cell phones stolen. 

The problem is so bad that Transit Police are issuing a reminder to people about how to keep their electronic gadgets safe.  In 2010, there were roughly 1,000 electronic devices stolen and 60% of those thefts were right out of owners' hands. 

The new Metro crime report also shows that 76% of all robberies on the transit system are theft of electronic devices. 

J.D. Stier tells how it almost happened to him in what police call a classic case.

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Earlier Closing For Metrorail On Weekends?

Earlier Closing For Metrorail On Weekends?

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Facing a $72 million budget shortfall, the Metro Board is considering a number of options to close the gap, including the potential of closing its rail system at midnight on weekends.

The system currently operates until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

"I think what the Board is doing is examining a variety of options that the manager gave us in the budget, and we gotta figure out. The $72 million can be closed with fares. It can be closed with additional subsidies. It can be closed by changing services. He gave us a bunch of service change recommendations to look at. We need to examine them. We need to understand them," said Mary Hynes, the Arlington County representative on the Metro Board.

Business owners dependent on late-night trade see the proposal as an economic killer.

Police: Man Carjacks Van With Child Inside

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A DC Police spokesperson says around 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, a man carjacked a mini-van from the grounds of Children's National Medical Center.

A woman was getting into the van when the man walked up behind her, demanded her keys and took off with the woman's four-year-old daughter. When the man realized there was a child in the van, he stopped and put the child out in the 100 block of Franklin St., NE.

A passerby saw the child, took care of her, and alerted police.

The driver of the stolen mini van was caught a short time later in Prince George's County in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Rd.

Prince George's County Police spokesperson Cpl. Evan Baxter says when officers found the van, the driver just basically pulled over and stopped.

The mother has been reunited with her daughter.

DC Residents Register Handguns After Court Decision

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Two-and-a-half years after the United States Supreme Court threw out key provisions of the city's restrictive gun laws, more than 14 hundred residents here have now registered legal guns with the city. Under the ruling, city residents are now allowed to have guns in their homes.

A study by the Washington Post shows that most of the guns have been registered in areas of the city that are wealthier and less crime-plagued than the areas that see the most gun crimes.

"I think there is a lot of misperception about what the gun law did. You've always been able to legally register firearms in your home here in the District. What you couldn't do was register a handgun and a semi-automatic handgun, and what you still can't do is carry them on the street.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: