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  • Kenyan Woman Claims She Was Kept as Domestic Slave for Months ( Saudi Arabia in Va )

    05/25/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    News4 ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen
    A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has come forward with allegations that she was kept as a domestic slave for three months by Saudi Arabian diplomats living in Northern Virginia. The allegations come to light two weeks after News4 first reported an investigation into possible human trafficking at a Saudi-owned compound in McLean, Va. The Kenyan woman -- who goes by the name Sheila -- said she was brought to the U.S. from Kenya by way of Saudi Arabia last summer, by people who forced her to work long hours each day, seven days a week, as a domestic worker. "I used...
  • Two women rescued from Saudi diplomat's home after it was raided for human trafficking

    05/03/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 May 2013 | Martin Jay
    Two women have been rescued from a U.S. diplomatic mansion owned by Saudi Arabia amid concerns they were being kept as domestic slaves. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided the villa in McLean, Virginia - which is owned by the Saudi Armed Forces Office and believed to house its defence attaché - on Tuesday night and removed two workers from the Philippines who are suspected to have been the 'victims of domestic servitude'. One woman reportedly tried to flee by squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing.
  • Saudi compound in Virginia investigated for human trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Federal authorities have launched an investigation into a Saudi Arabian compound in Northern Virginia over suspicions its residents may be engaging in human trafficking. Federal and local police responded to a call from a house in the D.C. suburb of McLean and found “two potential victims of trafficking” who hailed from the Philippines, Raw Story reported. One of the women tried to run. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the investigation could move sluggishly because of complications from diplomatic immunity rules.
  • Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-2-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking Rebecca Baird-RembaMay 2, 2013Screenshot via NBC Washington Immigration officials rescued two women from this Saudi-owned home in McLean. Immigration officials are investigating a possible case of human trafficking at a home in McLean, Va., owned by the Saudi government, according to various media sources. Department of Homeland Security agents rescued two women, possible victims of domestic servitude, from a Saudi diplomatic compound early Wednesday morning, a local NBC affiliate reports. One woman tried to escape by "squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing," according...
  • Cindy Sheehan leads drone protest in Va. [Cheney's street]

    01/17/2010 3:28:59 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies · 1,131+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | January 17, 2010 | AP
    A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan rallied Saturday near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in Northern Virginia to protest the use of unmanned drone aircraft for attacks on al Qaeda and Taliban targets.
  • Cindy Sheehan Leads protest at CIA, Cheney's House

    01/16/2010 3:58:59 PM PST · by 999replies · 36 replies · 1,078+ views
    KcRedStar ^ | 999replies
    A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has protested near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in northern Virginia. They were protesting the use of unmanned drone aircraft to attack al-Qaida and Taliban targets. The group of about 70 people rallied alongside a highway near the CIA compound Saturday. About half then marched to Cheney's nearby street and stayed for 20 minutes. Police kept them from going down his street. Sheehan's 21-year-old son Casey was killed in Iraq in April 2004. She staged a prolonged demonstration outside former President George W. Bush's ranch near Crawford,...
  • Cindy Sheehan & Others Protest Drones at CIA & Cheney's 1/16 (Ditch Witch Redux)

    01/15/2010 10:59:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 705+ views
    Michael Moore's Big Blog ^ | January 15, 2010 | A. Stoner
    There is a new peace coalition in town called Peace of the Action. Peace of the Action is the brainchild of Peace Mom, Cindy Sheehan, who has been striving to make the concept of peace a reality since her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in April 2004. “Peace of the Action will be setting up Camp Out Now on the lawn of the Washington Monument beginning March 13th and this new peace camp will be the launching pad for daily direct actions against the seat of our government; A government that is involved in so many wars, invasions, bombings...
  • Senator's Wife Charged With DWI; Police say Lugar's wife hit parked car

    11/19/2009 11:14:05 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies · 2,017+ views
    nbcwashington.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | Jim Iovino
    The wife of the most senior Republican in the Senate was arrested Wednesday night after her vehicle struck a parked car. Police said Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar's wife, Charlene, drove her car into the parked vehicle just after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in their McLean, Va., neighborhood. No injuries were reported.
  • Chesterbrook Precinct: Republicans say today is a referendum on Obama

    11/04/2009 5:23:22 AM PST · by freespirited · 3 replies · 464+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/03/09 | James Hohmann
    When Republican supporters of candidate Robert McDonnell are asked why they voted, a surprising number refer to "he" or "him." The folks at the Chesterbrook polling place in McLean are not talking about McDonnell or his rival, Creigh Deeds, but President Barack Obama. McDonnell voter Christina Hoag, who owns a catering business with about 25 employees, said that she hopes a Republican victory would slow the growth of government and send the message to Democrats that they don't have the mandate in Washington they think they do to remake the economy. "There's anger right now within ourselves, and I think...
  • Man who beheaded bus passenger should be kept locked up, board hears

    06/01/2009 10:24:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 21 replies · 1,532+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Canadian Press,
    The driver who witnessed a schizophrenic behead a fellow Greyhound bus passenger last summer has been gripped with panic attacks, while those who mourn the victim say they can’t sleep and have developed a deep sense that justice hasn’t been done, a review board heard Monday.
  • Tysons Galleria operator files record bankruptcy

    04/17/2009 9:37:16 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 28 replies · 1,141+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2009 | William Ehart
    General Growth Properties, owner of premier malls such as Tysons Galleria in McLean, filed the largest real estate bankruptcy in U.S. history Thursday, but analysts say the move is not a sign of retail Armageddon. General Growth, like many homeowners, paid top dollar in a rush to buy properties earlier in the decade and now finds itself awash in debt with its asset values shrinking.
  • Obama's Inner Circle

    03/31/2008 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 863+ views
    nationaljournal.com ^ | March 31, 2008 | James A. Barnes
    By James A. Barnes, National Journal © National Journal Group Inc. Monday, March 31, 2008 If potential presidents can be judged by how they run their campaigns, then how they staff those efforts may provide important clues to the kinds of talent they would recruit for their administrations. Because Democratic front-runner Barack Obama is a relative newcomer to national politics, an examination of his inner circle of political and policy advisers offers new windows into his thinking, leadership style, and sources of expertise. The Democratic front-runner's team has a relatively shallow bench, but its political achievements thus far are quite...
  • Erin McLean takes Fifth, gets 95 days for contempt

    12/15/2008 1:02:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 57 replies · 3,729+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/15/8 | Jamie Satterfield
    A Knox County judge today ordered Erin McLean jailed for 95 days for what he contended were 17 acts of contempt - more time behind bars than her husband received in the March 2007 shooting death of her 18-year-old lover. Fourth Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann imposed a 10-day sentence for each of the violations, stacking one on top of the other for a total of 170 days. He suspended 75 of those days, however. "Court orders have to be followed," Swann told Erin McLean. "That has to have consequences." Swann faulted McLean for repeatedly invoking her Fifth Amendment right...
  • Boulder's infamous 'land-grab' case settled

    11/18/2008 1:16:33 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,135+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | November 18, 2008 | Heath Urie
    Kirlins say they will only have to cede 15 percent of south Boulder lot. Two Boulder neighbors have settled an adverse-possession case that made national headlines last year and prompted changes to the state's law, according to a joint statement released Tuesday. Don and Susie Kirlin, who originally lost 34 percent of one of their vacant south Boulder lots to their neighbors Richard McLean and Edith Stevens, said they had settled a lawsuit and will only cede 15 percent of the lot. "This settlement allows the parties to put this longstanding and difficult dispute behind them," the couples wrote in...
  • Eric McLean gets 47 days in jail and probation

    11/07/2008 9:42:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,599+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11/7/8 | News Sentinel staff
    A Knoxville man was sentenced to four years in prison today, with 47 days jail time and then probation in the love-triangle slaying of his student-teacher wife’s teenage lover. Knox County Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz ruled Eric McLean should serve time for the shooting death of 18-year-old Sean Powell in 2007. He spent 42 days in jail before making bond and must spend the additional 47 days incarcerated. McLean, 33, was convicted in September of reckless homicide, which carried no more than a four-year prison term. Powell had been having an affair with McLean's wife, Erin McLean, a...
  • Boulder courts see influx of adverse-possession cases

    07/07/2008 6:53:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 532+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | July 6, 2008 | Heath Urie
    Exactly as some legal experts predicted, Boulder's courts saw a spike in claims of "adverse possession" filed by people apparently trying to beat the clock on changes to the controversial land law. Of the 25 active adverse-possession lawsuits in Boulder County -- where a person or company claims someone else's land after trespassing on it for at least 18 years -- 15 of those cases were filed in June Some of those cases were filed just hours before changes to the law went into effect last Tuesday, court records show. The changes, drafted by a bipartisan group of state legislators...
  • Judge: McLean, Stevens didn't fabricate evidence in land case

    05/05/2008 12:05:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies · 351+ views
    daily camera ^ | May 5, 2008 | Heath Urie
    Richard McLean and Edith Stevens did not fabricate evidence or lie to win their controversial land case against neighbors Don and Susie Kirlin, District Judge James C. Klein ruled today. Klein’s order essentially upholds his decision last fall to award about 34 percent of one of the Kirlins’ vacant lots to McLean and Stevens after they sued for it using the squatter’s-rights law of “adverse possession.” The Kirlins had filed paperwork earlier this year alleging that McLean, a former district court judge, and Stevens, an attorney, faked evidence of a dirt path across the Kirlins’ property and lied about using...
  • Ritter approves 'land grab' bill

    04/26/2008 8:00:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 220+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | April 26, 2008 | Heath Urie
    Adverse possession law set to change. Beginning July 1, people hoping to use "adverse possession" to take control of another person's land had better be prepared to pay for it... The bill, which garnered wide bipartisan support among state lawmakers, requires that an adverse possessor believe in "good faith" that the land is actually his or her own. It also raises the burden of proof in an adverse-possession case and gives judges the power to make plaintiffs payfor any land they are awarded. Witwer on Friday said the bill is a victory for property owners. "This will make it harder...
  • Land-grab dispute back at it ( Boulder )

    04/16/2008 12:23:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 623+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | April 16, 2008 | Heath Urie
    A Boulder County District Court judge charged with revisiting a controversial land dispute should not consider "outrageous" claims that Richard McLean and Edith Stevens lied to win their case, according to the couple's attorney. In court documents submitted Tuesday, Boulder attorney Kim Hult responded pointedly to accusations made by Don and Susie Kirlin that their neighbors fabricated a path across their Hardscrabble Drive vacant lot. The thin dirt trail, which has come to be known as "Edie's Path," was a critical piece of evidence that in part led Judge James C. Klein last fall to award about a third of...
  • RTD land grab raises hackles

    12/03/2007 10:18:06 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 140+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 3, 2007 | Kevin Flynn
    Galen Foster's home and business of 23 years is supposed to make way for parking for the Wadsworth Boulevard light-rail station in Lakewood. But what chaps Foster's hide is that there already are conceptual plans showing his property being used not for transit parking, but for a five-story commercial office building. While government's right of condemnation, more politely called eminent domain, has been recognized for centuries, the Regional Transportation District is entering an untested area that includes economic development in its efforts to build the FasTracks West Corridor line. While there is little room to challenge RTD's acquisition of land...
  • War of words heats up in south Boulder 'land grab' case

    03/27/2008 8:18:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,100+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | March 27, 2008 | Heath Urie
    A war of words continues in a high-profile Boulder land case, with each side accusing the other of lying. In January, Don and Susie Kirlin appealed an October ruling by Boulder County District Court Judge James C. Klein that awarded a third of their million-dollar lot to neighbors Richard McLean and Edith Stevens, based on the squatter's-rights law of "adverse possession." The Kirlins at the same time filed a request with the Colorado Court of Appeals to send the case back to the district court level to hear additional evidence, alleging their neighbors fabricated evidence to win their case. After...
  • Couple Accused Of Fabricating Evidence In Boulder Land Dispute ( former mayor and judge McLean )

    02/14/2008 10:00:45 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies · 887+ views
    7 NEWS ^ | February 14, 2008 | Jaclyn Allen
    McLean, Stevens ‘Insulted’. A Boulder couple who lost part of their million-dollar lot in a land dispute has filed a motion accusing their neighbors of fabricating crucial evidence. "These people have committed fraud on the court," said Don Kirlin. Don and Susie Kirlin said they have new evidence their neighbors, Dick McLean and Edie Stevens, deceptively created a path on the vacant lot next door after they sued for it. McLean and Stevens have said they've used "Edie's path" for the last 25 years to access their back yard with no objection from the Kirlins, a crucial part of their...
  • Colorado 'Land Grab' Bill Moving Forward ( former mayor and district judge Richard McLean ...)

    02/12/2008 7:17:39 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 390+ views
    7NEWS ^ | February 12, 2008 | Dayle Cedars
    Lawmakers Want To Make Adverse Possession More Difficult. A proposal seeking to change a controversial "land grab" law ... A little more than half of the representatives in the State House have signed on as sponsors of a bill that would make adverse possession of property more difficult. “Clearly the time has come to change the law of adverse possession in Colorado,”... The proposal is in response to a ‘land grab’ situation in South Boulder where former mayor and district judge Richard McLean and Edie Stevens, an attorney, sued their neighbors Don and Susie Kirlin for their land. The couple...
  • Couple claim hope for 'peace' in Boulder land grab case

    12/24/2007 9:57:15 AM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 969+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | December 24, 2007 | Heath Urie
    The Boulder couple who successfully sued for part of their neighbors' land mailed a letter this week to "those who have supported us," saying they hoped to restore peace in their neighborhood. Richard McLean and Edith Stevens, plaintiffs in the controversial adverse-possession case against Don and Susie Kirlin, spelled out their side of the story in the four-page letter -- obtained by the Camera from a recipient who wished to remain anonymous. "We still hope that we can reconcile our differences with the Kirlins and restore peace in our neighborhood and community," McLean and Stevens wrote. Contacted at her home...
  • McLean's wife stays on the move, lawyer says

    12/11/2007 9:50:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 137+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/12/7 | Jamie Satterfield
    Ex-student teacher roaming with boyfriend, kids, documents allege - The student teacher whose affair with a teenager led to the young man's slaying by her husband is now roaming from seedy motel to seedy motel with a new teenage lover and her two young sons in tow, documents allege. In affidavits filed in Knox County Fourth Circuit Court, Eric McLean and his divorce attorney, Steve Sharp, allege former West High School student teacher Erin McLean is embarked on a rootless existence with a 19-year-old paramour. "(Erin McLean) has been to California and then to Austin, Texas, staying in cheap motels...
  • Judge Denies Couple's Request For 9 More Inches

    12/05/2007 7:40:01 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies · 294+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | December 5, 2007
    A judge who granted a couple part of their neighbors' property in an adverse-possession lawsuit has denied their request to add on a strip of land 9 inches wide. Richard McLean and Edith Stevens, of Boulder, had asked for the full width of a disputed path on land purchased by their neighbors Don and Susie Kirlin. In October, McLean and Stevens were awarded about a third of the Kirlins' lot, or more than 1,400 square feet... A judge said last week he could only consider evidence presented at trial ...
  • Second ex-Boulder judge at center of a land-claim case ( adverse possession claim )

    11/28/2007 11:41:46 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 183+ views
    DailyCamera ^ | November 28, 2007 | Ryan Morgan
    The land-dispute case on Hardscrabble Drive isn't the first time a former Boulder judge has used the legal concept of "adverse possession" to win land from a neighbor. Earlier this year, the secretary of the Indian Peaks chapter of the Sierra Club and his wife lost about 100 square feet of their property to Marsha Yeager, a former judge, and her husband, John Yeager. The issue of adverse possession hit the spotlight earlier this month when Don and Susie Kirlin lost about a third of their property to their neighbors — former judge Richard McLean and his wife, Edith Stevens...
  • Government of, by and for the Privileged

    11/25/2007 6:31:07 PM PST · by joanie-f · 629 replies · 676+ views
    11/25/07 | joanie-f
    Don and Susie Kirlin of Boulder, Colordao. How many times have we heard about government abuses of the right to own property going on in neighborhoods across America, in the form of the invoking of the right of ‘eminent domain’, and the corruption of other legal concepts? Kelo vs. New London is probably the most publicized of such unconstitutional atrocities, but similar atrocities occur daily across this country. How many of us have attempted to help the victims of such abuses of power? I myself have done so no more than once or twice. I ask any FReeper who...
  • Panel won't probe Boulder land ruling

    11/21/2007 8:13:56 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 11/21/2007 | Tom McGhee
    A judiciary oversight committee has rejected a Boulder couple's request to investigate a neighboring couple who used an arcane legal loophole to take over their property. The Colorado Supreme Court's Attorney Regulation Counsel rejected Don and Susie Kirlin's request to investigate ex-judge and former Boulder mayor Richard McLean and his lawyer wife Edith Stevens, who won a strip of their property on Hardscrabble Drive. In a letter to the Kirlins, assistant regulation counsel Louise Culberson-Smith said that the McLean and Stevens' use of an "adverse possession claim" to win the land does not constitute a violation of the Rules of...
  • FRED IS FANTASTIC! (After-action report McLean, VA)

    09/27/2007 12:33:01 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 118 replies · 548+ views
    self | Sept 27, 2007 | RobFromGa
    The Thompson fund-raising event was at the private residence of William & Christine Barr. Mr. Barr was Attorney General under Bush 41 and their home is wonderfully full of mementos like photos with the Pope, Pres. Reagan, and a host of other notables. We got there promptly at 6pm and they valet parked our car, and we went inside where we met our hosts, the Barrs, and talked to them as people arrived. They are warm, wonderful and normal people. At about 6:20 there were about 125-150 of us in their "library" and there was a buzz in the room...
  • Wife in 'love triangle' case missing with children

    09/21/2007 3:23:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 520+ views
    A former West High School student teacher whose affair with a student led to murder snatched her children from her mother’s Nashville home last week and hasn’t been seen or heard from since, her estranged husband’s attorney confirmed today. Erin McLean climbed through a window of her mother’s home on Gale Lane in Nashville last Saturday, grabbed her two sons, ages 11 and 8, and left, defense attorney Bruce Poston said, citing information from Erin McLean’s grandmother and younger sister. “She told an uncle she was going to California to meet a man she met over the Internet,” Poston said....
  • Capital One to shut unit, cut 1,900 jobs

    Capital One Financial Corp. said Monday it will cut 1,900 jobs and shutter its wholesale mortgage banking business, a move that comes as lenders continue to struggle in the nation's housing and mortgage markets. ADVERTISEMENT Capital One said it will shut down GreenPoint Mortgage and eliminate most of the jobs by the end of year. The McLean, Va.-based company will close 31 GreenPoint locations in 19 states and "cease residential mortgage origination" effective immediately but said it will honor commitments to customers with locked rates who have loans already in the pipeline. "Over the past few months, we have experienced...
  • Capital One To Buy Netspend, Seller of Prepaid Debit Cards

    08/08/2007 7:27:36 PM PDT · by khnyny · 20 replies · 995+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2007 | Xiyun Yang
    Capital One, the McLean financial services company, announced yesterday that it will purchase NetSpend Holdings, a retail seller of prepaid debit cards, for $700 million. The acquisition would give Capital One, best known for its credit card offerings, a bigger presence in the growing market for prepaid debit cards and extend its reach to the estimated 70 million U.S. citizens who don't have bank accounts, the company said. "It's adjacent to our core business," said Tatiana Stead, a spokeswoman for Capital One. "We now have an opportunity to provide an option for everybody." Prepaid debit cards can be used like...
  • Ethel Kennedy Cuts Virginia Estate's Price (By HALF!!!)

    07/15/2007 5:43:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies · 2,947+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2007 | CHRISTINA S.N. LEWIS
    Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, has again cut the asking price on her McLean, Va., estate, this time to $12.5 million, from $25 million when it went up for sale in 2003. John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, bought the 12-bedroom mansion in 1953 shortly after he joined the U.S. Senate. In 1957 the future president sold the home to his brother, who raised his 11 children there. Set on more than five acres, the 19th-century mansion has 18 rooms, 10½ baths and 12 fireplaces. The property also includes a pool, pool house, tennis court and...
  • Bill Clinton to Headline Webb Fundraiser - A former Clinton critic, Webb is now seeking his support

    08/18/2006 1:27:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 828+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2006 | Robert Barnes
    Political friendships, and political animus, apparently are not made to last. Six years ago, former Reagan Navy secretary James Webb was a Republican, and he opined that President Bill Clinton's administration was "the most corrupt administration in modern memory." He made the comments at a news conference endorsing Republican George F. Allen for the Senate, and renouncing his past support of Virginia Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb. Today, Webb is a Democrat, running against the incumbent Allen. And Webb's campaign said last night that Clinton has agreed to headline a fundraiser for Webb this fall at -- just to complete...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 8.15.06

    08/15/2006 3:38:46 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 113 replies · 1,732+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com; Reuters | 8.15.06 | ohioWfan
    Today President Bush traveled to the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Virginia to attend a briefing. Following the briefing, the President made a statement to the press, crediting the agency for its part in foiling the terror plot in England last week. FR's Finest has done a thread on "Twins" and there's a great photo collage of the President's and First Lady's lovely daughters right HERE . (Thanks to Dolly for the link!) Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!!
  • Bush: National Counterterrorism Center Making America Safer

    08/15/2006 6:21:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 287+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 – The federal government’s duty is to protect the American people, and the work being done at the National Counterterrorism Center is doing just that, President Bush said today. “I want to thank all the people in this building and around our government who spend an incredible amount of time and energy and effort to do a very difficult job, and that's to protect the American people,” Bush told the nation’s counterterrorism team at the center’s headquarters in McLean, Va. Bush said the U.S. is safer now than in the past, but he was quick...
  • William Lash tragedy: Ex-Commerce Dept. official kills son, self

    07/14/2006 9:36:41 PM PDT · by Belleview · 5 replies · 2,711+ views
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A former Commerce Department official killed his 12-year-old son and himself early Friday following an apparent domestic dispute, police said. Police found the bodies of William Lash III, 45, a law professor at George Mason University and a former assistant secretary of commerce, and his son William IV inside a bedroom of their home following a barricade that lasted more than six hours, said Mary Ann Jennings, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman. Lash's wife called police Thursday night and said her husband and son were barricaded inside the home, Jennings said. Shortly after officers arrived, they...
  • Ex-Bush Aide Fatally Shoots Son, Himself

    07/14/2006 9:27:43 PM PDT · by woofie · 85 replies · 4,147+ views
    WA PO ^ | Saturday, July 15, 2006 | Tom Jackman and Stephanie McCrummen
    Gunfire at McLean Home Followed Fight With Wife A former Bush administration official, after arguing violently with his wife Thursday night, shot and killed his 12-year-old son inside their McLean home, then turned a shotgun on himself and committed suicide, Fairfax County police said. William H. Lash III, 45, was an assistant secretary of commerce from 2001 until last year, then returned to teach at George Mason University Law School in Arlington, where he had begun as a professor in 1994. His wife, Sharon K. Zackula, fled the house before the shootings, and police said yesterday they were not sure...
  • Friends of murdered US hostage urge no retribution

    03/11/2006 12:09:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 74 replies · 1,751+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 11 2006
    Friends of U.S. peace activist Tom Fox, who was kidnapped and killed in Iraq, cited his stance against retribution on Saturday and called for the remembrance of all victims of violence around the world. Members of the Langley Hill Friends Meeting, a peace group in northern Virginia to which Fox belonged, read a statement he co-wrote in October 2004 in which he shunned violence, even to rescue him should he ever be kidnapped. "We reject violence to punish anyone who harms us," said Doug Smith, quoting Fox, in a statement read to reporters at the group's headquarters in McLean, Virginia....
  • CIA Worker Charged in Burglaries Near Work

    02/07/2006 5:10:32 PM PST · by ncountylee · 14 replies · 1,086+ views
    AP/phillyburbs ^ | Feb 07 2006
    FAIRFAX, Va. - A CIA worker was arrested and charged with being a serial burglar responsible for more than a dozen incidents near the spy agency's headquarters. Fairfax County police said Tuesday that George C. Dalmas III had been charged with 17 burglaries in McLean, Va., between October and last month. Dalmas, 44, of Falls Church, faced numerous counts of burglary and grand larceny, and investigators said other charges were possible. Investigators said Dalmas was tracked down after a Jan. 24 robbery at the home of Lori Myer, who was able to give police information from the license plates of...
  • Gannett Profit Declines 9.2% Amid Weak Ad Sales in U.K. (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    01/27/2006 1:17:22 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies · 352+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Roundup
    Gannett Co. reported its earnings fell 9.2% in the fourth quarter, due primarily to weak ad sales at its U.K. newspapers and a drop in television revenue. The nation's largest newspaper publisher, which publishes USA Today and 90 other daily papers, said net income dropped to $343.4 million, or $1.44 a share, from $378.1 million, or $1.47 a share a year earlier. Earnings were at the high end of Gannett's forecast of $1.40 to $1.44 a share, and beat analysts' consensus estimate of $1.41 a share, according to a survey by Thomson First Call. Revenue increased 5.7% to $2.05 billion...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 1.10.06

    01/10/2006 3:36:56 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 301 replies · 2,928+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 1.10.06 | ohioWfan
    This morning, President Bush, accompanied by Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and Attorney-General Alberto Gonzalez, signed H.R. 972, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Later the President spoke to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their meeting in Washington, highlighting progress in fashioning democracy in Iraq, rebuilding the economy and training Iraqi forces. He then welcomed the 2005 Little League Softball World Series Champions, from McLean, Va, in the Oval Office. First Lady Laura Bush today delivered a speech at the National Conference on At-Risk Youth, opening the Coordinating Council...
  • America Supports You: 'Cookie Lady' Gives Troops Taste of Home

    07/28/2005 5:38:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 371+ views
    amer ^ | July 28, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2005 – The aroma of fresh-baked cookies filling the entryway of the small apartment brings a reminiscent feeling of home for many visitors. It does not, however, give an idea of the magnitude of the efforts of the one-woman cookie factory within these walls. Germaine Broussard, also known as "The Cookie Lady," has been baking cookies for troops serving overseas for a year and a half. She has baked thousands of cookies and sent them to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines -- most of whom she has never met. Broussard started her baking ventures around Christmas 2003,...
  • Man who abducted Sen. Gregg's wife gets 20 years

    06/04/2005 3:49:37 AM PDT · by billorites · 8 replies · 536+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | June 3, 2005 | Brian Westley
    FAIRFAX, Va. — A man who abducted the wife of U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., from her McLean home and forced her to withdraw money from a bank at knifepoint was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison. Michael J. Pierre, 27, of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty in February to robbery and abduction charges. His accomplice, Christopher L. Forbes, 33, was sentenced last month to 15 years. "I am eternally sorry, your honor," said Pierre, who appeared before Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Michael P. McWeeny. Pierre and Forbes acknowledged sneaking into the Greggs' home through an open garage...
  • HAWKEYE'S HAMPTONS

    01/15/2005 12:51:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 539+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2005 | Braden Keil
    Kennedy discount Just in time for the inauguration is Ethel Kennedy's blowout sale. The widow of RFK has lowered the price of her famed "Hickory Hill" estate by $5 million. The 18-room Colonial residence on 6 acres in McLean, Va., is now sporting a price tag of $20 million. "It's an extraordinary piece of property, but that price is still unheard of in Virginia," said one broker. Bobby Kennedy purchased the estate in 1957 from his older brother, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, who bought the property after he wed wife Jackie in 1953. The house features 13 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms,...
  • American Lie

    09/14/2004 9:19:19 AM PDT · by BipolarBob · 4 replies · 410+ views
    Me, myself and I | 9-14-2004 | BipolarBob
    American Lie by BipolarBob A wrong, wrong rhyme ago I watched the evening news that told all I ever knew And I said goodnight to David and Chet Read the newspaper to hedge my bet The Cold War kept me awake Because nuclear war made me quake it was about all I could take all our lives seemed at stake The Day the media died So lie lie Mr. Evening News Guy Turned the channel and never asked why Their whoppers were a point of pride just kept searching the TV Guide for a news source that I could abide,...
  • Capital One posts higher 2nd-quarter profit (1400 jobs lost)

    07/21/2004 6:52:04 PM PDT · by Doohickey · 6 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters (via MSN Money) ^ | 7/21/2004 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Credit card issuer Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) said on Wednesday its quarterly earnings rose as lending grew, and the company increased its 2004 earnings outlook. The company also announced that it was cutting 1,400 call center jobs in Florida, Texas and Virginia, and took a $56 million charge in the second quarter. Capital One said it will take a $60 to $100 million charge during the second half of 2004 as part of a company reorganization. The McLean, Virginia-based company posted second-quarter earnings of $407.4 million, or $1.65 a share, compared with $286.2...
  • Gao Zhan Sentenced for Selling U.S. Secrets (China)

    03/05/2004 10:11:40 AM PST · by maui_hawaii · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Alexandria, Va. (AP) - A human rights activist who had once been convicted by China of espionage was sentenced Friday in Alexandria (website - news) federal court to seven months in jail for selling sensitive computer equipment to Beijing. Gao Zhan of McLean, a former researcher at American University, attracted international attention in 2001 when she was arrested in China and accused of spying for Taiwan. The Chinese government convicted her but released her to the United States, following diplomatic pressure. But last fall, Gao pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally exporting computer equipment over several years to agencies...
  • Virginia Beach, Va., Man Held in Plot to Aid Immigration of Middle Easterners

    03/03/2004 5:27:46 PM PST · by William McKinley · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Herald ^ | 3/3/04 | Tim McGlone and Matthew Jones
    Mar. 3--VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Federal agents arrested a gas station owner Tuesday morning on charges that he and others, including a Maryland lawyer, conspired to allow illegal Middle Eastern immigrants into the country. The agents stormed a home in the 1900 block of Abbotsbury Way, off Holland Road, and arrested Zulfiqar Ali, 43. Four others were arrested in Herndon, McLean, Potomac, Md., and Kingston, N.Y. An indictment filed in Greenbelt, Md., alleges that Ali and the others allowed an unknown number of illegal immigrants into the country from here to New York from 1998 to last year by filing...