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As senior merchandiser for the e-commerce site ThinkGeek.com , Ty Liotta, is responsible for discovering and creating such must-haves for geeks as a T-shirt that sniffs out Wi-Fi hotspots and the Tauntaun sleeping bag, modeled after the animal carcass that saved Luke Skywalker from certain death on the frozen planet of Hoth, reports Bloomberg Businessweek . Against a backdrop of shrinking U.S. retail sales, the geekonomy is fast expanding.
The following information is provided by the Fairfax City Police Department. Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Watching College Students Sign a Petition Supporting Islamic State Will Frustrate You - but Just Wait Until Military Vet Is Asked for His Signature MRCTV's Dan Joseph somehow managed to get several students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, to sign a petition supporting the Islamic State and calling on President Barack Obama not to bomb the terrorist group. One student, an apparent military veteran, was so shocked to see how many signatures Joseph had collected that all he could say at first was, "What the f***?" "We are supporting ISIS today.
The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Office will be holding an information session for prospective students at a school near you. Last spring, the school offered admission to 487 students for the Class of 2018 , out of 2,900 who applied.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Protection Association to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. IAFC department directors and executive staff, including Mark Light, IAFC's CEO and executive director, accepted that challenge and collected donations from the IAFC staff, who bid their own money for a chance to dump ice water on their bosses.
If you ever suspect children might be in danger because of their parent's mental illness, there are steps you can and should take. Help for parents with mental health issues If you ever suspect children might be in danger because of their parent's mental illness, there are steps you can and should take.
The following incidents were reported by the animal control section of the Fairfax City Police Department. For information, call 703-385-7924 or go to www.fairfaxva.gov and click on "Animal Control" on the department's main page.
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity has a message for President Obama and those in the federal government - reimburse us for the more than $14 million it will cost in this school year to educate the undocumented minors the feds placed with sponsors in Fairfax this year. With nearly 200,000 students, Fairfax County Public Schools is bearing the fiscal brunt of educating about half of the roughly 2,000 undocumented minors who have been placed with sponsors - usually family members - in the commonwealth since January.
Local docs are keeping watch for enterovirus 68 The enterovirus 68 is especially dangerous for children who are prone to asthma attacks. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1opx1zo Experts say, the start of school could be the reason why the enterovirus is spreading so rapidly.
A Fairfax man has died after he was hit by a car Monday night on West Ox Road, according to Fairfax County Police. Police responded to the area of West Ox Road and Polo Drive shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday for the report that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.
Seven of the Virginia businesses are on Black Enterprise magazine's list of the 100 biggest black-owned industrial and services companies. All of the companies making the lists are based in Northern Virginia.
The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center will be featured on MSNBC's prison documentary series Lockup: Extended Stay Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. The premiere kicks off a series of six one-hour episodes that will air on consecutive Saturday nights.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:38 am
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