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Owens's Opinions: World Series not what it once was

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- So here I am watching this putrid excuse for a football game. Carolina Panthers versus the god awful Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a coach, Greg Schiano, who has somehow positioned himself closer to the firing squad than Minnesota's Leslie Frazier. That's hard to do Greg. On the flip side, Carolina hasn't been over .500 in five years. Whew, bad football.

Author talks about beating bulimia

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- If you or a loved one is struggling with bulimia, we have an inspirational story that could help.

Best-selling author Caroline Miller shares her personal story in her new book, Positively Caroline. It's a sequel to her book My Name Is Caroline.

We talked to Miller about how difficult it is to beat bulimia for good, relapse triggers and the Peak End Theory.

Search for robber and sexual predator

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a suspect in connection to a robbery and sexual assault incident today.

Police are investigating two separate sexual assaults committed by the same suspect near Chillum around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Police say the suspect approached two women in the 6700 block of Belcrest Road and pulled out a handgun. He forced the women into a nearby wooded areademanded property from the women and then sexually assaulted one of them. During the assault, the suspect was startled and ran away.

Less than a 100 yards away and only a short time later, the same suspect approached two males and a female. He displayed a handgun, demanded property and then sexually assault the female victim, police said.

The suspect then ran away. 

Patrol officers, and several K9 teams, began an intense search for the suspect. 

Video: Dexter Manley apologizes for gay slur

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A former Washington Redskins star and Hall of Famer appeared on WUSA9 to address controversial comments that were made on the radio on Monday.

In his weekly appearance on WTOP radio, former Redskins defensive end and Game On panelist Dexter Manley used a derogatory slur when referring to former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. 

"I think Troy was a queer," stated Manley on the radio program.

Manley later issued a written apology but was terminated by WTOP. 

"I've had two brain surgeries in seven years ... sometimes I say things that are inappropriate. And I deeply apologize," Manley said in an interview with Derek McGinty. "It was ignorant of me not to apologize."

Accompanied by his wife Lydia and his friend Darrell Green, Manley issued a further public apology.

"I'm Darrell Green. I've been here 30 years. I wouldn't be here if I didn't support this guy," said the Redskins Hall of Fame cornerback. 

Over 200 people gather for 'Make A Difference Day'

MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA)  --  Saturday is the 23rd annual "Make A Difference Day", the nation's largest single day of community service.  

More than three-million volunteers across the country donated their time to community service projects orchestrated by WUSA9's parent company, Gannett, and the USA Today Weekend team.

One of the biggest events took place at Gannett's headquarters in McLean, where more than 200 employees and their families gathered Saturday morning to help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in their community.

"It's crazy when you think about the fact that we are in one of the richest counties in the country, Fairfax County, but one in seven kids doesn't know where they're going to get their next meal," said WUSA9 anchor, Jan Jeffcoat.

Gannett teamed up with a local food bank, Food for Others, to put together weekend food packs for kids who normally get a free lunch during the school week.

VIDEO: Watch the Panda cub crawl

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --  Watch this adorable video of the giant panda cub at the National Zoo as she crawls:


In his own words: Driver talks about car hanging off wall

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --  If you were in the 2600 block of Tunlaw Rd NW on Wednesday morning, then you may have seen a car dangling off a wall.

We talked to driver Ira Batt, who explained, "So I go over the wooden barrier and the car gets stuck. Well, I said, 'I'm an old straight-shift guy.' I backed it up, throw it into forward and it bounces right over the barrier."

"Four guys come running out. You go any further, you're going to drop down a 12 foot wall. Says I, 'it's an old car but I think that's a hard ride,'" he chuckled. "'It's too old to fly.'"

SEE PHOTOS OF THE CAR HERE: http://on.wusa9.com/17fKYgE

Batt then told us, "I came out and they're not kidding. That car could drop as far as that roof and, uh, so I sit there and I go, what goes next? He says, 'tow truck.'"