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DC Cupcake Couple Inspire Reality Romance Novel

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on a true-life love story based on a sweet Maryland business. Also, Redskins and a star chef walk in the March of Dimes fashion show at Tysons Galleria.

New Voting Machines Cause of Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- A couple dozen voters waited until 2 a.m. for election results that they had hoped to have in their hands by 8:30pm.

All indications point to problems with pollworkers new voting machines and pollworkers using them correctly.  By 2am, election officials announced they would have to leave 15 precincts uncounted until morning because the ballot cartridges for those precincts were incompletely closed by pollworkers.  Most of those uncounted precincts were located east of the Anacostia River.

"We have partial results from those precincts," said Paul Stenbjorn, Chief Technology Manager.  "But we will not release them until we have all of the votes counted in those precincts."

Stenbjorn added that better training may be needed with the new voting system, a system that included final results posted for each precinct at that polling location after the last ballot was cast. 

Local Young People Remember 9-11

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - "Thank you for serving our country, I feel very safe with you out there," read a fifth grader at D.C.'s Murch Elementary where children are writing letters to soldiers, marines, and first responders, thanking them for their service on September 11, 2001.

"That day was a horrible day, lots of lives were lost," wrote another.

Student Government President and fifth grader Justin Atwood said, "We were too young to comprehend what was happening. I myself was only one. We didn't realize the effort that they made. They risked their lives for your country, and that's a good thing. We want to tell them so."

Each letter will be distributed by the non profit D. C. Cares. At Virginia's Langley High School, students made a vivid display with 2,977 flags.

AU Green Roof Built With McLean Gardens Neighbors

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- A new environmentally-friendly "green" roof will get the finishing touches Wednesday on the campus of American University, enhancing the school's already strong eco-friendly reputation.

More than 50 volunteers from AU, its alumni, staff, and neighbors from McLean Gardens community of Northwest Washington spent several days installing the roof on the Kogod School of Business. Volunteers put low-maintenance plants on the roof to top it off. The school has dubbed it a modern "old-fashioned barn raising" as the community is actively involved.

GREEN DESIGN: New designs include "green walls"

Early Voting Locations In DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--Beginning Monday, August 30th District voters, for the first time, will be allowed to do early voting.  This will last until September 13th for the Primary.

Early voting hours will be 8:30am through 7pm.  Voters can cast their ballots at the following location beginning Monday:

One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW

Beginning on Saturday, September 4 from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, four additional early voting locations will open:

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Hine Junior High School
335 8th Street, SE

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
701 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE

Please note that early voting centers will not be open on Sunday, September 5 or Sunday, September 12. Voting locations will be open on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day).

 

DC Blogger Warns Tea Party Members

WASHINGTON, DC (wusa 9) --A  DC blogger is catching grief from national media after writing an advisory for Tea party members to avoid certain DC neighborhoods. 

Thousands of Party members are heading to Washington this weekend for the Glen Beck-Sarah Palin rally at the Lincoln memorial.

Bruce Majors, a DC resident since the 1980's warns in part that

":If you are on the subway, stay on the Red Line between Union Station and Shady Grove, Md. If you are on the Blue or Orange Line, do not go past Eastern Market (Capitol Hill) toward the Potomac Avenue stop and beyond; stay in NW D.C. and points in Virginia. Do not use the Green Line or the Yellow Line. These rules are even more important at night. There is of course nothing wrong with many other areas, but you don't know where you are, so you should not explore them.