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The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

Neighborhood collaborations make the getaway experience one to savor

City scenes and insider information greet guests who visit The Independent Collection’s new in-the-know websites, http://independentcollection.com. The recently relaunched sites are for a select group of hotels located in unique urban neighborhoods along the East Coast, all part of The Independent Collection. The Independent Collection, a growing collection of intimate lifestyle hotels managed by HHM, maps a course of travel for its guests that make the entire experience one to remember.

Montgomery County Wants You To Party With Them

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Nighthawks had no trouble filling the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club tonight. 

Rick Brown, owner says, "We have live music every night. We had Maggie Rose, Marcus Johnson, next week we have Branford Marsalis."

Brown says nightlife lives here. To be clear, Bethesda has bars, music, good food, but is it the, let's say, khaki pants to Adams Morgan's tatted-up trendsters?

Bottom line, Montgomery County wants to attract and keep a younger nightlife crowd.

Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Executive believes to the degree that people move into the county, they want things to do in the county, to the degree that the work in the county, in enhances our tax base.

We thought we'd take our own pulse. Tonight, we pit Bethesda against Adams Morgan. 

CBS adds six series to slate, drops 'Vegas,' 'CSI: NY'

(USA TODAY) -- CBS, the top-rated television network, is relying on a group of name-brand producers, including Jerry Bruckheimer, Chuck Lorre, Greg Garcia and David E. Kelley, and stars, including Robin Williams, Will Arnett, and Marg Helgenberger, for its 2013-14 series pickups.

The network is adding six series, including two dramas and four comedies, but there are no details about when they will premiere during the season. At the same time, it is canceling veterans CSI: NY and Rules of Engagement and first-season dramas Vegas and Golden Boy.

CBS will make its presentation to advertisers next week in New York.

The dramas include:

- Hostages, from executive producer Bruckheimer. Based on an Israeli format, this series, which stars Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, looks at a family caught in the middle of a political conspiracy that will change their lives forever.

Tim Tebow Mum on NFL Future During Public Appearance

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Eleven days after he was cut by the New York Jets, Tim Tebow's future plans remain up in the air.

Since his release, Tebow has not spoken publicly about the dismissal or what his next move will be. Does he feel jilted by the Jets? Does he have any other NFL prospects? Would he consider the Canadian Football League?

Tebow didn't offer any insight Thursday night during a roughly hour-long keynote address before a crowd of about 3,000 at Lake Michigan College. The lecture was part of the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan's annual speaker series, and Tebow had been booked last summer, when he was still an active NFL player.

Tebow accepted no questions from the press at the event, and was quickly whisked out a back door by police escort afterward.

Police: Man Beats and Robs Roommate After Roommate Makes Sexual Suggestion

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man is charged with robbery and assault 2nd Degree after abusing his roommate, police said. 

Kevin D. Benjamin, 20, of Lexington Park, Md. was arrested after assaulting and robbing his roommate. The incident occurred on May 5, as the victim and suspect were watching X rated videos together. The victim made a sexual suggestion to Benjamin after which he bound the victims hands with a lanyard and began to strike the victim in the face several times. He then stole cash from the victims wallet and told the victim to sleep in the attic of the residence. Benjamin also threatened the victim with death if he decided to report the incident, police said. 

Benjamin was taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.  Additional charges are also pending in this case. 




Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.