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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - D.C. Fire Department
The sole security checkpoint set up for the public to gain access to Wednesday's event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was bottlenecked early, with frustrated crowds angrily chanting to be admitted and reports of people fainting from the heat.
You wouldn't know it from the curb, but a three-bedroom Colonial on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast houses 12 businesses, all set up to receive contracts from Washington, D.C., under minority-contracting rules.
Efforts by Washington, D.C., to include local, minority-owned and small businesses in city contracts have led to a system in which goods manufactured by major companies, including sensitive medical equipment, are routed regularly through residences where self-professed entrepreneurs — whose only client is the government — mark up and resell them.
D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe obviously has a lot to learn about leadership ("D.C. arbitrator: Fire chief guilty of retaliation," Page 1, Wednesday). Being in charge means more than just holding a title. The most important aspect of leadership, and one from which all else evolves, is how the leader treats those who work for the organization.
A group of the District's finest high school seniors testified before a D.C. Council committee on Thursday in favor of a bill that requires city high schoolers to take a college entrance exam like the SAT and apply to at least one college.
A battery exploded Tuesday morning at a D.C. public works facility off New York Avenue NE, sending four adults to the hospital, according to the D.C. Fire Department.
A lobbyist for Progress Energy married to an aide to President Obama was found dead in a car fire at her home near the U.S. Capitol, fire authorities and the company said Monday.