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DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.

Human Rights Office Announces Annual Contests For Students to Highlight Human Rights Day

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is sponsoring essay, poster and video contests for students -- with the theme “The Faces of Human Rights, Then and Now” --  in conjunction with its annual Human Rights Day Celebration. 

Participation will be open to all students who attend Montgomery County public schools, as well as private and parochial schools in the County, children who are home-schooled and students living in the County and attending school elsewhere.

Winners will be announced at the annual Human Rights Day celebration on Friday, December 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Arts and Theatre Building.

Montgomery Organizational Reform Commission to Hold Public Forum on Wednesday, October 20

        The Montgomery County Organizational Reform Commission, appointed by County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council, will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.  Residents who can offer suggestions on ways to restructure and improve the current organization of County Government and County-funded agencies are encouraged to attend.

        The eight-member commission, named in July, was created at the urging of Leggett and Councilmember Roger Berliner.  It is composed of County residents who are experienced in government, business and non-profit service delivery. The volunteer commission is scheduled to provide recommendations to the County Executive and Council by Jan. 31, 2011. 

MCPS Fifth Graders to Attend National Philharmonic Concerts at Strathmore

The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda opens its doors to all fifth grade students from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on October 12, 13 and 14, 2010 for free student concerts.

The Strathmore Student Concerts in the Music Center’s Concert Hall give children the opportunity to attend a performance by the National Philharmonic led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. These interactive concerts feature music by Russian composers Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Modest Mussorgsky. The interactive concerts are presented by Strathmore in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools.

Programmable Thermostat Batteries Pose Potential Fire Hazard

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) -- Pepco has an important warning for its Energy Wise Rewards customers.

If you have a programmable thermostat, remove and dispose the batteries immediately.

The utility provider says leakage from the batteries can damage the thermostat's circuit board and cause it to overheat, creating a potential fire hazard.

Steps To Remove The Batteries

If you have seen any signs that your batteries have leaked, please call 1-866-353-5798 to have your thermostat replaced.

Delmarva and SMECO programmable thermostats also have the same problem. 

These companies do not servie Montogomery County.

Police Search for Critically Missing 16-Year-Old Bethesda Girl

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division and 2nd District Officers are seeking the public's help in locating a critically missing juvenile from Bethesda.

Lauren Leach, age 16, of Seven Locks Road in Rockville, was last seen today at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Ryland Avenue in Bethesda.

She is described as an Indian female, 4'10" tall, and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  She has brown eyes and long black hair.  She wears braces on her teeth.  She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with pink designs on the front, black jeans and black flip-flops.

Police and family are very concerned for her mental health and well being.

If anyone has information regarding the possible location of Lauren Leach, they are asked to immediately contact the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 or the Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400.


Two Pedestrians Struck And Killed In Bethesda

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA)--Montgomery County Police are investigating an incident early in the morning in which two pedestrians were struck and killed crossing Rockville Pike.