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What Would You Do With $300 Million?

What Would You Do With $300 Million?

So, D.C....who's about to get RICH?


The Mega Millions jackpot has now surpassed the $300 million mark.  The jackpot now sits at an estimated $312 million, up from $304 million, with the next drawing coming tomorrow, Friday, March 25.


CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

Jennifer Hudson Visits Buddha Bar in Downtown D.C.

Jennifer Hudson Visits Buddha Bar in Downtown D.C.

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 9, renowned singer Jennifer Hudson stopped by Buddha Bar, located at 455 Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest.  Hudson had a question and answer session with the radio station WHUR 96.3 and promoted her upcoming album "I
Remember Me." 

"Ms. Hudson was wearing a black blazer, black pumps, and skinny jeans, showing off her new figure," Said Alexandra Ludmer, Account Manager for Bravery Corporation, Buddha Bar's marketing firm.


Price at The Pump Continues To Rise

The average price for one gallon of regular gasoline in D.C. right now is $3.59, according to GasBuddy.com.  The prices continue to rise, and the D.C. community is feeling the increase.

I went to the Exxon station at the corner of Connecticut and Porter streets in Cleveland Park to ask locals how the rise in gas prices is affecting them.  This particular station sells regular gas for $3.79 a gallon, even more than the District average.

Watch the video above to see their reaction.

How do you feel about the rise in gas prices?




"Where You Live" D.C. Tweet Of The Day

"Where You Live" D.C. Tweet Of The Day

We surfed Twitter for some of our favorite Tweets of the day about D.C..  To get more noticed for selection in future WUSA9 "Where You Live" D.C. Tweets of the day, hashtag posts with #wusaWYL.

Check out today's nominees and vote for your favorite in the poll below:

1. @DJ_Recio: "36 bucks for parking 2 hours!! @#%^ you dc !"

2. @IAm726Muzik: "so the ab ripper on the p90x has wore me out for real!!!...now i gotta get ready 4 the conclusion of my day all in DC...work and #DANCE

3. @jaz_zi17 "Ppl riding bikes in the streets like its a car, dc I will neva understand!"

4. @amieparnes: "Attention DC Dudes: Pls report to the Library of Congress where, wait for it, Jessica Alba and Bridget Moynahan will be arriving shortly"

5. @mattfwood: "Only in DC would someone call getting a goal mentioned in a speech an "achievement" before anything is done to reach the goal."

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. 

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: