District Digest: High and lows
This week’s edition of District Digest includes an executive with a terrible pastime, earthquake fractions, more suspicious packages, and a new D.C. title.
Too many naughty videos
As of Wednesday, prosecutors in Fairfax county have decided to drop charges against a previous America Online executive. Charged with possession of child pornography, he was accused of secretly taping a nude teenage girl at his home. First arrested in June 2010, Craig Dykstra was facing about five felony counts in the case. Dykstra’s habit was discovered when throwing an after-prom pool party for his daughter and a teenage boy and girl discovered a camera taping them as they were changing.
Up one puddle and down another
When inspecting the upper levels of the Washington Monument on Monday, workers had found minor flooding in some stairwells, puddles throughout others, and even more concealed cracks throughout the structure. Only four exterior stones were found to be cracked, and other damage may have been due to the soft mortar from a 1999 renovation.
Troubles for Canada, eh!
Again, the Canadian embassy was evacuated yesterday afternoon. According to the U.S. Secret Service, an unattended package was seen outside the building and later determined to not be dangerous. Because of this, blocks of Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues were close while the matter was sorted through.
LA and Newark, D.C. is on top
The seventh annual “America’s Best Drivers Report” by Allstate entitled drivers in the D.C. region as the worst in the country. For the third time in a row, Washington has come in before Los Angeles and Newark. This title is due to the notorious D.C. traffic, which induces road rage on its drivers.
The Washington Redskins made a comeback last night, as they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29-24. The District is suing a nonprofit for the alleged misuse of $300,000 worth of HIV/AIDS funding to renovate Stadium Club, a popular night club.
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