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Alexandria: Bench to Bedside

Collegiate inventors show off cutting edge technology at Alexandria conference.

At his table at the Collegiate Inventor’s Conference, Keith Hearon from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had a variety of plastic objects on display next to a bowl full of oranges.

Alexandria: Flood of Sewage

Burst water line on South Jordan Street results in flooding of 14 homes.

Helping a crew remove his water-damaged belongings from his 89-year-old mother’s home was not how Guy Foster, discharged from the Navy in 1969, had planned on spending his Veterans Day.

Alexandria Honors Veterans Week

U.S. Rep-elect Don Beyer joined city officials in kicking off the Alexandria Honors Veterans week at a reception Nov. 10 at the Lyceum.

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Alexandria: The Right Stuff

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes USPTO veterans.

It was one small step taken 45 years ago. Around the world, eyes were collectively riveted to grainy pictures on a television screen while others gazed up at the sky in wonder and awe.

Luncheon Benefits Hospital

The Board of Lady Managers of the Inova Alexandria Hospital hosted its annual Fashion show, luncheon and silent auction on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center.

Veterans Day: Faces of the Fallen

Vietnam Memorial seeking photos of local veterans.

Along with more than 58,000 other soldiers, the name of Capt. Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

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Northern Virginia Democrats Hold Their Ground

In uneasy election, Beyer takes 8th district, but leaves Senate too close to call.

Despite the election still being too close to call, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner gave his supporters at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City a full smile and a victory speech. With less than 1 percent of the vote favoring Warner over his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, the question is whether or not Gillespie will ask for a recount. But if this was troubling Warner as much as it was the Democrats gathered the night of Nov 4, he didn’t show it.

What’s on the Ballot?

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Every voter in Virginia will vote for U.S senator and their member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Edwin “Bumps” Myers, Jr.

Obituary

Edwin “Bumps” Myers, Jr., 82, of Huntersville, N.C. died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

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Local Foundation Promotes Campus Safety

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a Centreville-based national non-profit campus safety advocacy organization, held their 2014 annual meeting last weekend at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. VTV was formed by the families of victims and survivors of the April 16, 2007 mass shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech.

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Expo Highlights Trademarks

T-Markey greeted visitors in the Dulaney Gardens arriving to tour the annual U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO) Expo in Alexandria last weekend. T-Markey is the official USPTO mascot.

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Pet Rescuer Needs Rescuing

... as birds multiply in home.

All’s quiet now at the bungalow in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, except for the occasional squawk of an exotic bird called a cockatiel.

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An Open Door, an Open Heart

At Carpenter Shelter

It was 7:30 a.m. and Sharon Addison, the Davis Place Monitor, opened the door to Carpenter Shelter on Henry Street in Alexandria.

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Beachcomber To Be Rebuilt for Boat Club

The Beachcomber Restaurant, an abandoned building on the Alexandria Waterfront, will soon be restored as the new home for the Old Dominion Boat Club.

Not the Victim’s Fault

City officials draw attention to domestic abuse.

Every year, there are around 400 cases of domestic violence in Alexandria where the police can make an arrest. The city’s hotline for reporting domestic abuse or sexual assault receives nearly 2,000 calls.

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