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NSO presents season's musical grand finale on West Lawn

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports summer closes in with the sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra's Labor Day Concert.

MORE: National Symphony Orchestra calendar of performances

The National Symphony Orchestra beautifully presented the season's musical grand finale. On September 6th, families gathered on the West Lawn of the Capitol building to relax and enjoy classic tunes. Clear blue skies and the historic building provided a picturesque background for the end of summer show. Katherine Cotsonas contributed to this report.

Grand Opening For Yards Park Along Anacostia River

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- An eyesore of dilapidated Navy Yard structures has been transformed into a new riverfront park.

DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton were on hand Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the new Yards Park.  It is located along the Anacostia riverfront at Third Street SE, blocks from Nationals Park.

In addition to green space for outdoor activities, new retrail, residential, and office development is planned for the area.

Written by Janet Terry

9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

 

A Conversation With Mayor Adrian Fenty And His Wife Michelle

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is far behind in the polls, in danger of losing his job after only one term. It would the biggest fall in this city's young history of electing its political leaders. The big question is how did it come to this? Some answers from the Mayor himself and his wife Michelle who sat down with our Bruce Johnson for an exclusive interview at their home in Northwest.

Early Voting Locations In DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--Beginning Monday, August 30th District voters, for the first time, will be allowed to do early voting.  This will last until September 13th for the Primary.

Early voting hours will be 8:30am through 7pm.  Voters can cast their ballots at the following location beginning Monday:

One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW

Beginning on Saturday, September 4 from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, four additional early voting locations will open:

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Hine Junior High School
335 8th Street, SE

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
701 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE

Please note that early voting centers will not be open on Sunday, September 5 or Sunday, September 12. Voting locations will be open on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day).

 

Michael Brown, What's In A Name?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Michael D. Brown is running for the at large seat on the DC Council now held by Phil Mendelson a popular democrat and proven vote getter in all parts of the District.

The first surprise is that its NOT the Michael A. Brown who already sits on the Council, the son of the late Democratic Party leader. That Michael brown is not up for re-election.

The Michael Brown on the ballot is the Shadow Senator for DC, a fairly unknown public figure, outside the DC full voting rights movement.

DC voters are apparently confusing the two Browns and telling Washington Post pollsters they prefer the latter Michael Brown, when they really mean the former.

Michael D. Brown dropped the middle initial in his name on the ballot, further confusing voters.

Try I! UGlu Claims To Be A Revolutionary New Adhesive

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- These pint-size summer campers are learning what it takes to repair shoes from a legend of the craft.

"What would you call this stuff here?," he says.

John "Peter Bug" Matthews normally uses cement to bring dozens  of worn out soles, back to life. 

But he and his super agents agree to try out a new product called UGlu that makes some big promises.

We'll see if, like UGlu says, it creates an instant bond, the strength of super glue, and the convenience of tape.  It claims all you need to do is just peel and paste.

"I'm cutting it," he says.

Peter applies the strips of glue to this gym shoe and seals it back together.

"Everybody just try to take that off," he says to the campers.

We ask the kids if it's hard to take off, and they say, "Yeah!"

The UGlu appears to work, until they put the shoe into some water.

"The water is like pulling, pulling it off," says Peter Bug.

Bicycles Must Stop At Signals; Just Like Motorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is launching bicycle only traffic signals at the intersection of 16th Street, U Street and New Hampshire Avenue, NW, according to a news release.

"We know that this is already a very popular route for many cyclists, but it can be treacherous getting through the intersection," Said DDOT Director Gabe Klein. "These changes will make it safer without impacting other traffic."

With the addition of the contraflow lanes, cyclists can now travel legally in both directions on New Hampshire Avenue. When they reach the intersection, they will have to wait for the GREEN bike signal before proceeding into the bike boxes on 16th Street, DDOT said.