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Don't Let The Costume's Fool You

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --It looks more like a costume party than a sports competition as the eight women pose for their pictures.  But the fact of the matter is they're all about to engage in something pretty unique.   Would you believe they were all dressed up to arm wrestle?  "Being in an arm wrestling competition is pretty much as far from my normal life as you could possibly get," says Andrea Kavanagh, who works for an Environmental company. 

Fair Chance's Annual Butterfly Bash

The following was sent to us by Brett Norton of Fair Chance DC:

More than 450 guests and over 20 sponsors can’t be wrong, to join them for Fair Chance’s biggest event in history, buy tickets at www.fairchancedc.org.  Fair Chance’s Annual Butterfly Bash will take place this Friday, October 15 at the Andrew W.

Michelle Rhee Resigns As DC School Chancellor

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Michelle Rhee announced Wednesday she will resign as DC Chancellor of Schools, answering the question on many peoples' minds after Vincent Gray defeated Andrian Fenty last month in the DC mayoral primary election.

"Reforms will continue," Rhee said, in a somewhat elated tone.

Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson will replace Rhee in the interim.

"I have known and worked with Kaya for the past three and a half years, and I can tell you, she is an unbelievable candidate," Rhee said.

Henderson thanked Rhee for the opportunity to continue what she called the "immense progress," they teamed up to make in the past three years.

"I've worked in the DC school system for the past 13 years and I never imagined we could reach such heights," Henderson said.

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Writer W. Royal Stokes Returns to Washington for Jazz Forum at UDC

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The University of the District of Columbia welcomes jazz author, historian, radio personality, and critic W. Royal Stokes back to his home town for a special appearance on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 7-9 PM as part of the Jazz Forum series presented by UDC’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.

The author of four books on jazz, Mr. Stokes is a D.C. native and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School who relocated to West Virginia four years ago after a long and productive career that included more than three decades in the Washington area. He will speak about his life and involvement in jazz as well as about the collection he recently donated to the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, which consists of more than 2,000 books and 3,500 compact discs.

Driver Charged After Dupont Circle Hit And Run

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - A Friendship Heights woman turned herself into DC Police Friday morning, one day after she allegedly struck and killed Kiela Marie Ryan in Dupont Circle at 1:35 in the morning.

Someone on a bicycle witnessed the accident in the 1300 block of Connecticut Ave., NW, rode after the SUV, and was able to get a license plate number. 

DC Police say they have charged Jorida Davidson, 30, with voluntary vehicular manslaughter.

Ryan, from Columbia, Md., turned 24 on Wednesday. According to DC Police, she was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.  Police say she later died of her injuries.  

Fenty Write-In Team Formally Launching In Tenleytown

Earlier this week, we wrote a story about the Write-In Fenty Campaign gaining steam in DC.  Today, Thursday, October 7, we received this advisory about the campaign formally launching:

Save DC Now Political Action Committee formally announces the launch of the Write-In Fenty Campaign.

The write-in, which began as a strong grassroots led movement, has now developed into a full campaign.  It began to pick up steam after John Hlinko, a buzz czar, started a RunFentyRun facebook page.  In just two weeks, this write-in effort has grown from a handful of people to thousands of supporters across the city.