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Save the Capital Crescent Trail Race

This Sunday September 12, over 2,500 runners will participate in the park’s Half Marathon through Rock Creek Park and on the Capital Crescent Trail before finishing in downtown Bethesda.

The race organizers are strong supporters of maintaining the trail as it exists today, and are providing information to all of the runners in Sunday’s race about efforts to preserve and protect the Capital Crescent Trail from destruction by the Purple Line.

After the race on Monday September 13, representatives of the Maryland Transportation Administration will be the guests at a public meeting to discuss the latest plans for the trail with the Purple Line. The meeting will be hosted by the Board of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail and starts at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road in Bethesda.

For more information on the meeting, visit http://www.cctrail.org/CCT_News_and_Events.htm.

Search Continues For Bethesda Shooting Suspect's Vehicle

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- A man accused of shooting at his ex-girlfriend with a high-powered rifle is in custody, but police are continuing to search for his vehicle.

Police were looking for 32-year-old Joshua Prince after he allegedly fired at least one shot at his ex-girlfriend at an apartment complex as she left for work Tuesday.

The woman was not hit and police said Prince later turned himself in to state police in Montoursville, Pa.

But police are still looking for Prince's sport utility vehicle described as a black Chevrolet Tahoe with Maryland tag 27992M5.

Prince is being held in Pennsylvania and Maryland authorities are working on his extradition. Police said Prince faces first-degree assault, attempted first-degree murder and other charges.

Pasta, pies, hungry people turn-out for grand opening of Vapiano Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports pasta and pies were a flying at the grand opening of Vapiano on Bethesda Row.

The age old mediterranean tradition of group cooking was combined with an urban upscale atmosphere. Guests dined in-house under real olive trees and placed made-to-order meals that were created before their eyes.

This is the Italian's first restaurant to open in Maryland.

PHOTOS: Vapiano VIP Party

Lockheed Martin Makes Cuts In Bethesda Office

More than 600 executives have accepted financial incentives to leave the Bethesda, Md.-based military contractor.

"The executive reductions will help align the number of senior leaders with the overall decline of about 10,000 in the employee population since the beginning of last year, cut overhead costs and management layers and increase the corporation's speed and agility in meeting commitments," the company said in a statement.

Lockheed, along with the rest of the industry, is restructuring its operations and finding ways to cut costs to meet the Pentagon’s order for greater efficiency. After two costly wars in the Middle East and a global recession, growth in U.S. defense spending is limited.

Sales to the U.S. government in 2009 accounted for 85% of the company's total net sales.

Bethesda Shooter Turns Himself In

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Joshua Prince, the 32-year-old man who allegedly shot at his former girlfriend at the Avalon Apartments near Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, surrendered a short while ago to Pennsylvania State Police.

Montgomery County Police said that they had been attempting to negotiate a surrender since learning that Prince was traveling to Pennsylvania but did not provide any details of the surrender. He turned himself in in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Harrisburg.

A spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, said that at approximately 7:17 Tuesday morning, Prince fired a shot with a high-powered rifle at his ex-girlfriend in the parking garage of the Avalon at Rock Spring Apartment complex in the 6400 block of Rock Forest Drive.

The woman was not injured and Prince fled the scene in a black, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe with MD tag 27992M5.

Governor O'Malley Speaks at Maryland Hispanic Business Conference

Governor Martin O’Malley will address the 9th Annual Maryland Hispanic Business Conference to be held today at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. 

“It is an honor to have Governor O’Malley as one of our keynote speakers. Our one-trillion dollar purchasing power is a reflection of the growth of the Hispanic market in the state of Maryland and we are pleased that the Governor is joining us to celebrate the successes of the Hispanic business community,” says Lorna Virgili, Chair of the Conference. 

Be a Member of the MoCo Public Library Teen Advisory Group

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is recruiting members for its Teen Advisory Group, and teens, ages 14-18, who would like to promote library programming for teens and advocate for teen library service are invited to apply online through the library website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

Teens who like to read, write, and are interested in interviewing authors and public officials for the MCPL Teensite page or would like to work with Facebook, YouTube and/or video productions can check out details on the website.

Applications are due by September 11.  Candidates will be interviewed the week of September 20.  Teens accepted in the program will serve from September 2010 to May 2011 and will meet on a monthly basis.

For more details, check the MCPL website, or for questions, email teensite@montgomerycountymd.gov