Archives:May, 2009

ACPS Daily Digest For May 29, 2009

May 29th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

Keeping you informed about happenings around Alexandria City Public Schools

Enjoy delightful weather during this last weekend of May, and show some appreciation to your pet during Hug Your Cat Day on Saturday. The Daily Digest will return on Monday.

“The Fine Art of Jazz” Opens June 18 at Alexandria Black History Museum

May 29th, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style]

“The Fine Art of Jazz,” an exhibition highlighting the names and faces synonymous with the Kansas City tradition of American jazz, opens Thursday, June 18 at the Alexandria Black History Museum at 902 Wythe Street. The exhibition will be open through Saturday, August 8.

The Alexandria Black History Museum will host a free opening reception that evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The reception is open to the public, but reservations are requested. Those wishing to attend should call 703.838.4356.

Owner Arrested After Dog Attacks Child

May 29th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Mount Vernon Police District – A 3-year-old boy is recovering from serious wounds he sustained after being attacked by a pit bull at a party on Saturday, May 23. Police responded to a home in the 8500 block of Mount Vernon Highway around 8:30 p.m. The investigation revealed that the victim was allowed to visit with two pit bulls. One attacked the victim who ran away and hid. Several minutes later, someone found the injured boy, returned him to his parent and called authorities. The boy was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious injuries to his face and arm.

Alexandria Public School System Fails Students With Special Needs

May 29th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

In May, 2008, the Virginia Department of Education found that ACPS was out of compliance with state and federal laws regarding the education of students with special needs. An independent audit, released yesterday, agrees.

Sixteen percent of the students enrolled in Alexandria public schools, or 1,830 children, are enrolled in special education programs. Everyone, including ACPS Superintendent Dr. Morton Sherman, agrees that these students are not receiving an appropriate education.

ACPS Daily Digest For May 28, 2009

May 28th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

Keeping you informed about happenings around Alexandria City Public Schools

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. For more details about ACPS vision and hearing screenings, along with other student wellness information, visit the School Health page at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/studentservices/health/ .

Alexandria Men Arrested In Stabbing

May 28th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Two Alexandria men are in custody for the alleged gang-related stabbing of two Fairfax County men. Just before midnight on Friday, May 22, police located two men, 29 and 39 years old, with stab wounds to their upper bodies. The victims were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of their non life-threatening injuries.

Govenor Kaine Announces $38 Million For Child Care Assistance

May 28th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced a $38 million infusion into Virginia’s Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The increased federal funding will assist low-income families with child care and improve the quality of care and delivery of services.

CMDupré: The Mysterious Other To Exhibit Work At Torpedo Factory

May 28th, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style]

he Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery is proud to present the 2009 Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year, CMDupré and her solo exhibition titled “The Mysterious Other” from June 10 – July 12. Along with the honor of having a solo exhibition, the artist will also receive an award check of $1,000. The collection of visually lush oil paintings explores dark areas of human existence including the grasping horror of war. Through her use of a grid pattern, the artist retells historical narratives from different viewpoints while utilizing varied approaches to painting. Dupré’s visual weaving of stories leads the viewer through time, crossing boundaries to examine the commonalities of war and how they leave an inconsolable scar on the human spirit.

Falls Church Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Possession, Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

May 28th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Thomas Yu, age 31, of Falls Church, Va., was sentenced today to 84 months in prison by the Honorable District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. Upon his release, Yu will remain under supervised release for a term of 7 years. Yu will also be required to register as a sex offender in any U.S. jurisdiction in which he lives, works or attends school. On Feb. 9, 2009, after a three-day jury trial, Yu was found guilty of possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Campaign Fundraising Scheme

May 28th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Jerry Pierce-Santos, 50, of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty today before Magistrate Judge Alan Kay in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a single-count criminal information that charged him with making $17,000 in conduit contributions to a candidate seeking election to federal office during the 2003 calendar year. According to court documents, conduit contributions are illegal campaign contributions made by one person in the name of another person.