- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 28, 2008


Festivals to close some city streets

D.C. officials are advising motorists that some Northwest streets will be shut down Sunday for Fiesta D.C. and for the Chinese Cultural Festival and Parade.

A stretch of Mount Pleasant Street will be shut for Fiesta D.C. from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Chinese festival will close H Street between 6th and 8th streets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other streets in the area such as I and 7th streets also will be off-limits to cars during various parts of the day.

NE man charged in fatal shooting

Metropolitan Police say they have arrested a Northeast Washington man in connection with a murder earlier this month.

Police say 20-year-old Tyrone Sylvester Lee, who was arrested at his home Friday, faces murder charges in the death of Anthony Maurice Washington of Northeast.

Officials say on Sept. 14 they found three men with gunshot wounds in the 3700 block of Hayes Street in Northeast. They say the 24-year-old Mr. Washington was shot in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two other victims were treated for injuries not regarded as life-threatening. Their names are being withheld because they are witnesses in the incident.



Episcopal diocese settles 2 lawsuits

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia says it has reached a legal settlement with two of the 11 churches that voted to leave the diocese in disagreement over homosexuality and other theological issues.

The settlement with Potomac Falls Church in Potomac Falls and Christ the Redeemer Church in Chantilly was announced Friday. The diocese says the mission churches, which do not hold any real property, will make a payment to the diocese as part of the settlement ending the litigation between the parties.

Under the agreement, the diocese will release the two churches from any claims or future liability arising from the litigation. The settlement does not include the other nine churches that voted to leave the diocese.



Unexploded bombs wash up on shore

The bad weather that’s lingered over the Mid-Atlantic the last few days has brought more than wind and rain to Ocean City.

Police there say two pieces of unexploded military ordnance have washed up on the beach during the storms. The explosives were found early Saturday morning at different locations. They were marked “Caution, Do Not Touch, Explosive.”

Members of the fire marshal’s bomb squad safely recovered the items.

Police say anyone who finds what looks like a military device should not touch the item and should contact them immediately.


U.Md. Medical Center gets national nod

University of Maryland Medical Center’s recent designation as a cancer center by the National Cancer Institute will help advance its research in cancer disparities among minorities and in breast cancer treatment, said the director of its cancer division.

The Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore this month became the 64th medical institution in the country to receive the designation.

Hospitals receiving the designation receive grants that help advance their research and treatment programs. Greenebaum Cancer Center is expected to receive $3 million within three years, said director Kevin Cullen.

A cancer-treatment facility must produce significant laboratory research and clinical studies and offer quality care in order to receive the recognition, said NCI Cancer Centers Program Director Jaswant Bhorjee.

One example of the facility’s fitness for the designation is the research of Angela Brodie, a pharmacology professor at the university’s medical school. She developed a class of drugs that inhibits the body’s ability to synthesize estrogen, which helps accelerate the progression of breast cancer, said Mr. Cullen.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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