This week features a suspicious package, the Redskins, D.C. political scandal, and Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, officials discovered a suspicious package on a loading dock at the Canadian Embassy. Police closed adjacent streets, including the area around the D.C. Superior Court and the Newseum, while they investigated the building, located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Redskins for the win
Yesterday, training camp began for the Redskins. Football season is right around the corner and a few new players are making their debut: wide receivers Donte Stallworth, Jabar Gaffney and Brandon Stokley, and defensive lineman Barry Cofield. With new players comes the release of old; center Casey Rabach and defensive end Phillip Daniels were cut on the first day.
Back and not so happy
In an earlier post, we mentioned that Harry Thomas, Jr., (D-Ward 5) stood accused of a misappropriating of funds after spending government money on lavish golfing outings and luxury cars. As of today, he has agreed to return the $300,000, settling the lawsuit by the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Two D.C. Councilmembers, including Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) are calling for his resignation.
The opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is coming up on August 28th. A lucky 100 members of a national Black Catholic conference was given a tour this past Wednesday. The memorial is to include a sculpture of King and a long wall with excerpts from sermons and speeches.
In other news
A woman is on trial for murdering a pizza mart owner. The Omega Psi Phi Conference coming up this next week will bring Shaquille O’Neal, Jesse Jackson, and Douglas Wilder. Meanwhile, if you’re bored while answering phone calls for your “exciting” internship, watch this great clip from LikedIn interns at their past meeting.
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