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Michael Brown, What's In A Name?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Michael D. Brown is running for the at large seat on the DC Council now held by Phil Mendelson a popular democrat and proven vote getter in all parts of the District.

The first surprise is that its NOT the Michael A. Brown who already sits on the Council, the son of the late Democratic Party leader. That Michael brown is not up for re-election.

The Michael Brown on the ballot is the Shadow Senator for DC, a fairly unknown public figure, outside the DC full voting rights movement.

DC voters are apparently confusing the two Browns and telling Washington Post pollsters they prefer the latter Michael Brown, when they really mean the former.

Michael D. Brown dropped the middle initial in his name on the ballot, further confusing voters.

Four Lion Cubs Born At National Zoo

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is celebrating the birth of four lion cubs.

Zoo officials said the four cubs are the first litter for 5-year-old Shera and the first surviving litter for 4-year-old male Luke.

The birth took place between 10:30 p.m., Monday and 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, and Zoo Director Dennis Kelly said they are thrilled that their captive management program for African lions is growing.

A short video clip of the cubs is available on the Zoos YouTube page.

Pass the Guitar at Asylum in Adams Morgan

Tonight, Tuesday, August 31, Asylum in Adams Morgan is hosting an event called "Pass the Guitar".

"Pass the Guitar", which will begin at 9:00 p.m., has been organized by D.C. musician Olivia Mancini, who has invited friends and fellow guitarists to perform.  It's essentially an open-mic session for musicians, with no specific set plan.

The event is open to persons 21 years or older, and there will be a $5 cover at the door.

Drink specials will include $4 Shinerbocks and $4 Yagermeister.

Asylum is located at 2471 18th Street in Adams Morgan.

DC Police Need Your Help Finding Bank Robbery Suspect

WASHINGTON - (WUSA) District police are asking for the public's assistance to find a man they say robbed a bank Thursday morning. The robbery happened at 10:20 a.m. when a man entered the Chevy Chase Bank, on the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE and passed the teller a note demanding money, police said in a news release. The bank robber walked away with "an undisclosed amount of money," according to police. He is described as a black male, about six feet tall and approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a green hat with an emblem, a dark shirt and dark pants. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Written by Manny Fantis 9NEWS NOW and WUSA9.COM

DC Blogger Warns Tea Party Members

WASHINGTON, DC (wusa 9) --A  DC blogger is catching grief from national media after writing an advisory for Tea party members to avoid certain DC neighborhoods. 

Thousands of Party members are heading to Washington this weekend for the Glen Beck-Sarah Palin rally at the Lincoln memorial.

Bruce Majors, a DC resident since the 1980's warns in part that

":If you are on the subway, stay on the Red Line between Union Station and Shady Grove, Md. If you are on the Blue or Orange Line, do not go past Eastern Market (Capitol Hill) toward the Potomac Avenue stop and beyond; stay in NW D.C. and points in Virginia. Do not use the Green Line or the Yellow Line. These rules are even more important at night. There is of course nothing wrong with many other areas, but you don't know where you are, so you should not explore them.

Woodley Park Community Association Meeting

Want to know what's going on in and around Woodley Park and Adams Morgan?You can attend The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3C Planning and Zoning Committee meeting, which will be held on Monday, September 6th.The meeting, which occurs on the first Monday of each month, will run from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M..The meeting will be held at the Second District Police Station at 3320 Idaho Avenue in Northwest.

 

Converted Woodley Park Townhomes On Connecticut Avenue Almost Finished

The Woodley Wardman condominiums, a renovated construction in Woodley Park, will be ready for delivery in November. 

The project that has been under construction on the Connecticut Avenue sidewalk up near the National Zoo is finally becoming a reality.  The Woodley Wardman, a Murillo and Malnati Development project, is a two-phase venture, and the first set of residences will be complete in November.

Woodley Wardman is a creative, unique housing project that has taken a set of old townhomes and refurbished them into state-of-the-art condominiums.

The next phase is a tower project that is scheduled to be complete and ready for delivery in May.