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Petey Jones, immortalized in ‘Remember the Titans,’ still works at T.C. Williams High School

The golf cart swung onto the sidewalk and out stepped a man, 61 years old with salty hair and bad knees. “Alexandria City Public Schools,” read the badge around his neck, which dangled next to a gold cross. “Security officer,” read his polo shirt, underneath the red T.C. Williams High School jacket, which covered the walkie-talkie labeled,
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NerdWallet & Eventbrite find the best cities for Halloween parties, DC in top 20

Here’s a fun piece: Americans will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Between costumes, candy and parties, consumers invest a lot of time and money in this holiday and have high expectations to match. Personal finance site NerdWallet and Eventbrite, an online marketplace for events, teamed up to find the best places
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DC named one of the ‘rattiest cities’ in the US

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Washington, D.C. is crawling with rodents, according to Orkin, which put the nation’s capital on its Top 20 Rattiest Cities List. The list is based on 2013 data from the cities where Orkin performed the most rodent treatments. The District ranked third on the list. Chicago was the city with the most
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‘Men Make a Difference’ in Prince George’s County schools

Malik Shakur said he was so inspired by the participation at the Prince George’s County School System’s annual “Men Make a Difference Day” on Monday that he is seriously considering joining the PTSA at his son’s school, John Hanson Montessori School in Oxon Hill. Shakur, an attorney who is scheduled to be in court later
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Wizards lose Bradley Beal to wrist fracture (Video)

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Police: Cab driver sexually assaulted woman in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Police are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman while she was a passenger in his taxi cab. On Sunday between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. a woman was in a taxi cab between the 600 and 700 blocks of Kennedy Street Northwest when the operator of the cab
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Native Americans rally in Glendale against Redskins

Native Americans on both sides of the controversy over the National Football League’s use of the name Redskins made their voices heard Sunday in Glendale prior to kickoff between Washington and Arizona. This is the first in a series of organized protests before a Redskins game; five other cities with large populations of indigenous people
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Get To Know A Mayoral Candidate: Carol Schwartz

By DCist contributor Jonathan Neeley Carol Schwartz may be the underdog, but she’s not a new name. With forays into D.C. politics that date back to the ’70s — including a run for school board that put her on the first Home Rule ballot — Schwartz held the D.C. Council’s Republican At-Large seat twice, from
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The Best Korean Restaurants In and Around D.C.

We at DCist have a dream. A dream that one day Honey Pig will open a 24-hour temple to Korean barbecue within the District’s limits, preferably within spitting distance of our favorite watering hole. Honey Pig, if you are listening, please know that we are ready to give you all our hard-earned dollars. In the
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Comedian Jan Hooks dies at age 57

(CNN) — Jan Hooks, the actress and comedian who rose to fame with sly turns on “Saturday Night Live” as Ivana Trump, Tammy Faye Bakker, Sinead O’Connor and as part of the lounge-singing Sweeney Sisters, has died. She was 57. Her representative, Lisa Lieberman, confirmed the death to CNN. The cause of death was not
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