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Spinning For Life

Washington, DC (WUSA) --  At Washington Sports Clubs near Dupont Circle, seven women ranging from ages 34 to 75 are spinning for their lives.

Woodley Park hair stylist Mary Dolbashian started a cardio-workout session for women fighting breast cancer in September.  While teaching this class, she is fighting her own battle with the silent disease.

Imagine noticing unwelcome changes in your body, but doctors show little concern. 

In February 2009, Mary found a lump in her right breast.  Her physician sent her to have a mammogram.  The radiologist told her it was benign and to have her doctor write a prescription for a follow-up mammogram in six months.

Vincent Gray Officially Elected DC Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington voters have elected D.C. Council chairman Vincent Gray mayor, a result that had been expected for more than a month after he won the city's September primary.

Voters on Tuesday picked Gray, who had no Republican opponent in the general election.

Voters also chose Kwame Brown to replace Gray as the head of the D.C. Council and sent Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton back to the U.S. House as the city's delegate. In a referendum, voters decided that they want to elect the city's attorney general, a position that is currently appointed.

Finally, voters re-elected six members to the 13-member D.C. Council: Phil Mendelson, David Catania, Jim Graham, Harry Thomas, Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
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Looking For Love

(WUSA) -- You've probably seen those classified ads from folks feeling they've missed out on a chance for love.

They usually read something like "You -- wearing blue dress. Me -- tall, dark, handsome. Should have said something when you dropped your paper on the Metro."

Well now, Craigslist is taking all the postings its gotten in a seven week span to create a list of the most romantic Metro stations. The site mapped 286 missed connections posted on its DC sites over a 7 week span. Here's a look at the results:

1. Vienna/Fairfax GMU (Orange)
2. Van Dorn Street (Blue)
3. Shady Grove (Red)
4. Dupont Circle (Red)
5. Metro Center (Orange/Red/Blue)
6. Van Ness (Red)
7. Pentagon (Blue/Yellow)
8. Rosslyn (Orange/Blue)
9. Ballston-MU (Orange)
8. Foggy Bottom-GWU (Orange/Blue)
9. Chinatown (Red/Green/Yellow)
10. Crystal City (Blue/Yellow)

 

Loree Grand Opens for DC Art Community

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff music filled the air at the official launch party of Loree Grand - the new home of DC's art community.

The new complex in Union Place teamed up with local eateries like 'We the Pizza' to give guests a taste of living life on K Street. Katherine Cotsonas contributed to this report.

MORE: Loree Grand Community

Tommy Hilfiger Fights MS with Fashion Show, Salahi Walks

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports Tommy Hilfiger was in DC to paint the town orange.

PHOTOS: Hilfiger, Salahi on Catwalk

Hilfiger is using fashion to bring attention to a cause dear to his heart:  'Fashion's Fight Against MS' . Held at the Washington Club in Dupont the show raised awareness for Mutiple Scerosis - a disease Hilfiger's sister battles. 

Teacher Inspires Students In DC, Part Two

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)--In Northeast Washington, a public charter school is now home to a young woman recently named Teach For America's elementary school teacher of the year.

Julia King was recognized for dramatically raising math and English test scores at her former school in Gary, Indiana. Now, she's inside one of the District's most successful schools.

At DC Prep, a public charter school in Northeast Washington, students are encouraged to dream... and dream big.

"In my future, I would love to go to Harvard Law School and this school has definitely pushed me," said Daeshawn Aulton, an 8th grader.

5th grader Orie Ulu wants to be a doctor.

Congressional Candidate Campaigns With Graphic Abortion Pics

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (WUSA) -- The Republican candidate for DC Delegate in the U.S. Congress is using abortion, along with graphic images of abortion, as the main platform of her campaign.

Missy Reilly Smith, just released graphic ads scheduled to air this week on local television stations. She's using these ads to introduce herself as a "champion for unborn babies," according to the 30-second political commercials she's already posted on her website.

Smith used part of that time to call out democrats she says "support the murders of babies."

One of the candidates she names in the ad is her democratic opponent, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is also the incumbent.

Del. Norton called Smith "A far right fringe candidate."

In a statement released to the media Norton added: