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  • Wednesday Sep 13 | via Washington Blade 

    Memorial service set for gay journalist Terry Michael

    A memorial service is scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill for gay journalist and political commentator Terry Michael, who died on Aug. 7 at the age of 70. "It will be informal and will include some musical offerings and an opportunity for people to speak if they wish to do so," according to a statement released by friends and family members who are organizing the memorial. The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. The memorial service is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. In a career in Washington spanning more than 40 years, Michael worked as a journalist, press secretary, educator and political commentator.

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  • Tuesday Sep 12 | via The Washington Post 

    Man is fatally stabbed in Southwest D.C.

    A 31-year-old man has died after being stabbed Monday night in front of a convenience store in Southwest Washington, police said Tuesday. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW, near the southern tip of the District.

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  • Tuesday Sep 12 | via The Washington Post 

    Washington's media and political elite pay tribute t...

    A photo of Jim Vance is projected on the screen during the memorial service for the late Channel 4 anchor, who died in July at 75. So Tuesday's memorial service for James Howard Vance III - known to friends, colleagues and viewers simply as "Vance" - was an affectionate, lighthearted tribute to the beloved Channel 4 anchor who died in July at 75. The two-hour service at Washington National Cathedral was as close to a party as you could have in such grandiose surroundings.

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  • Tuesday Sep 12 | via The Washington Post 

    Jim Vance

    A photo of Jim Vance is projected on the screen during the memorial service for the late Channel 4 anchor, who died in July at 75. So Tuesday's memorial service for James Howard Vance III - known to friends, colleagues and viewers simply as "Vance" - was an affectionate, lighthearted tribute to the beloved Channel 4 anchor who died in July at 75. The two-hour service at Washington National Cathedral was as close to a party as you could have in such grandiose surroundings.

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  • Monday Sep 11 | via The Washington Post 

    Man is fatally shot in Northwest D.C.; two throw sig...

    About 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Newton Place NW, in the Park View neighborhood, for the report of a shooting, D.C. police said in a statement. They found 41-year-old Antwaun Smith, of no fixed address, dead at the scene with a gunshot wound, the statement said.

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  • Monday Sep 11 | via The Washington Post 

    Three dead in two fatal crashes in Prince George's C...

    Terrell Cord, 19, and Marcus Antonio Jackson, 32, died in a crash in Landover about 3 a.m. Saturday. Jackson was driving east near the 6500 block of Columbia Park Road when his vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a tree, police said.

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  • Thursday Sep 7 | via The Washington Post 

    Man killed in Congress Heights had been targeted in ...

    For two weeks starting in mid-February, the streets in one part of Congress Heights became a shooting gallery. Eleven people were shot in 13 days in an area of just a few square blocks.

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  • Tuesday Sep 5 | via The George Towner 

    Isaac Fulwood, Chief During Dramatic Years, Has Died

    Although Isaac Fulwood was a native Washingtonian and spent most of his professional life in law enforcement - including three dramatic years as chief of the Metropolitan Police Department - it can't have been easy to fulfill his ambitions and achievements. One of the city's more memorable public figures, he was, in the beginning, one of only a few African American police officers when there wasn't much of a welcome mat out for such a presence.

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  • Thursday Aug 31 | via The Washington Post 

    John 'Jack' Eddinger, a press secretary to Maryland ...

    John W. "Jack" Eddinger, who served as press secretary to Baltimore Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III and Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr., died Aug. 9 at a hospital in Baltimore.

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  • Wednesday Aug 30 | via Washington Blade 

    Women's events organizer Spruell dies at 66

    Wandra "Woo Woo" Spruell, a legal secretary at the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years and an organizer of women's events associated with D.C.'s Black Pride celebration, died Aug. 15 from complications associated with a heart attack, according to her friend and colleague Michael Stratton. She was 66. Stratton said Spruell played an active role in D.C.'s black LGBT community in past years, focusing on social events for women during the early years of Black Pride.

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  • Aug 16, 2017 | via Washington Times 

    Jack Eddinger, Washington reporter and spokesman for...

    John W. "Jack" Eddinger, a former reporter for the Washington Evening Star and the Baltimore Evening Sun, and a spokesman for former Baltimore Mayor Thomas L.J. D'Alesandro III and U.S. Sen. Charles McCurdy Mathias Jr., died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He was 84. Born in Fountain Hill, a suburb of Bethelem, Pennsylvania, Mr. Eddinger attended St. Ursula's School and Bethlehem Catholic High School, where he was elected president of the Class of 1950 and school president.

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