“From chickens to hamsters, from rabbits to sheep. Sooner or later we all need to sleep,” begins the barnyard lullaby, “Chicken Bedtime is Really Early,” by Erica Perl. In her book, as the hour grows later and later the chickens and horses and rabbits and many other animals go to bed. The book is gentle and is meant to sooth a child at bedtime.
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Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, announced this morning that over $17 million in stimulus funding has been released for maintenance and repair projects at Ft. Myer in Arlington County, Virginia and Ft. Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Senators Warner, Martinez and Brown Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Increase Transparency & Accountability in “TARP” Spending[From: From Congress]
U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mel Martinez (R-FL) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation today to increase transparency in the use of the $700 billion appropriated through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to banks and other financial companies. The TARP Transparency Act directs the U.S. Department of the Treasury to more aggressively compile and disclose how TARP funds have been used – information that currently is submitted in a variety of formats to several federal agencies – for review by the TARP Inspector General, the Congressional Oversight Panel and the public.
Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington Field Office Special Agent (SA) William L. Kim was presented today with the Vanguard Award for outstanding work in the field of victim assistance, and in particular, for his contribution which resulted in the quick recovery of an abducted five year old, announced Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
On Thursday, May 14, Chicken Out Rotisserie in Old Town will donate 20 percent of its daily profits to the World Food Program, the world’s largest humanitarian organization. The funds will support WFP’s life-saving global food assistance and development programs.
Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia Democrat, reintroduced legislation today that would create a “U.S. Public Service Academy” modeled after the current military service academies at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs.
At its April 9, 2009 meeting, the Northern Virginia Transportation
Commission (NVTC) voted to discontinue the Code Red RIDE FREE program in
Northern Virginia. For the past decade, the program encouraged the use of
public transit on forecast Code Red Bad Air days by providing free bus
rides to commuters.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that, though there are no confirmed cases in Virginia, the Commonwealth is preparing for any outbreak of swine flu by increasing its communication with healthcare providers, and is preparing to receive additional antiviral medication from the Centers for Disease Control. The state’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen Remley, is declaring a public health emergency which will give her more tools to coordinate any necessary response,