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Pentagon Allows Muslims to Pray Onsite Daily

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Americans are bitterly debating the proposed building of a mosque near New York's ground zero, Muslims have been praying for years less than 80 feet from where another hijacked jetliner struck.

The Pentagon chapel is part of a memorial to the 184 people killed in 2001 when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the west side of the Pentagon and plowed through three of the building's five office rings.

As part of its massive renovation, the Pentagon opened the nondenominational chapel in November 2002. The chapel hosts a daily prayer group and weekly worship service for Muslims and provides similar services for Jews, Hindus, Mormons, Protestants, Catholics and Episcopalians.

Pentagon officials say that no one in the military or the families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ever protested.

Assault and Robbery at Hotel in Arlington

Arlington County Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred this past Saturday, August 14, at a hotel in the 2400 block of South Glebe Road in Arlington, VA. The incident occurred at 11:45 p.m. when a suspect, described as an African American male around 40 years old, 5’8” and 180 pounds knocked on a woman’s hotel room and forced entry. He restrained two female occupants and sexually assaulted one of them. He stole electronics and money and then fled from the scene.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.


Arlington County Observes Labor Day

This year Labor Day falls on Monday, September 6. All of Arlington County courts, schools, public libraries, administrative offices and nature centers will be closed on this day in observance of the holiday.

For more details about the closures you can visit: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/HolidaySchedule.aspx


Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze In Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Arlington County firefighters battled a blaze in the 2100 block of N. Edison Street early Tuesday morning.

Officials say the fire broke out in a vacant 2-story house around 4:09 a.m. Firefighters arriving on scene found flames coming from the front porch and spreading inside the building.

The blaze was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Officials say the home appears to be vacant.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.







DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Rossyln Outdoor 90's Film Festival

This Friday is the final movie screening for the Rossyln Outdoor Film Festival "I Love the 90s" summer series. The dusk screening this Friday, September 3, will be "Billy Madison." Bring blankets and low chairs! The movie will begin around 8:00 p.m. and is free to attend. Ages 13 and up are welcome!

The film festival takes place at Gateway Park at Lee Highway and North Lynn Street in Arlington, VA. Fore more information you can call 703-522-6628.