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Fenty Write-In Campaign Picking Up Steam Through Grassroots Effort

Supporters of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty aren’t ready to give up his spot in office just yet.  After losing the Democratic nomination to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in September, a grassroots movement has been launched to re-elect Fenty via write-in vote. 

John Hlinko, an independent consultant who helps leftist organizations gain awareness and who worked on the Wesley Clark for President Campaign in 2004, spearheaded the effort when he created the Run, Fenty, Run Facebook page shortly after the incumbent lost the Democratic primary. 

By the end of the first day, Hlinko says the page had over 1,000 fans.

“On one hand it’s Facebook, so it’s not the same as a full-on campaign,” Hlinko said.  “But it allows people to show their support.”

Thousands to Gather for Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

October 8, thousands of women and men will embark on a three-day, 60-mile journey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

The 2010 Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. 3-Day for the Cure will begin at Washington Nationals Stadium and travel 60 miles through the Washington D.C. area, concluding at the Washington Monument. The Washington D.C. community will provide encouragement by attending the Opening and Closing Ceremony and supporting walkers at official Cheering Stations along the route.

More information on these locations can be found at The3Day.org.

Double Murder in SE DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Two men were shot and killed on the 3500 block of 22nd Street, SE, Wednesday night, DC police said in a news release.

Lorenzo Robertson, 29, and Deangelo Bowman, 21, both of SW, were found laying on the ground, covered in blood, when police arrived.

One man died at the scene. The other died after being taken to the hospital.

Police say they're still looking for leads in the investigation. They're asking the public to call their tip line, (202) 727-9099 or 1 (888) 919-CRIME (2746).

You can also anonymously text your tip to 50411.

Annual Ward 8 Walkaton Against Domestic Violence

On Saturday, October 9, the Ward 8 Council Against Domestic Violence will host their annual walkathon.

The walk is 4 kilometers, and will kick off from 1901 Mississippi Avenue in Southeast.

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and the walk will commence at 10:00 A.M..

The cost of participation are as follows:

  • Ages 0 to 12: Free
  • Ages 13 to 21: $5
  • Ages 21 and over: $10
  • Businesses/Churches/Organizations: $50

The walk will take place rain or shine.  For more information, contact Sandra Seegars at 202-561-6616 or send an e-mail to beasurvivortoday@aol.com.

A portion of all proceeds will go to the William Kellibrew Foundation.

DC Pro Sports Teams Join Forces With Coca-Cola to Battle Childhood Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards joined forces at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 28 to announce a unique partnership aimed at educating local area youth about the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet. The collective influence of these high profile partners is expected to amplify the need to educate and engage area youth about eating right and keeping fit. These are shared goals for Washington’s professional sports teams and Coca-Cola, giving youth an exciting opportunity to connect with local icons and teaching them how to “play like pros and eat like pros.”  The D.C.-area alliance, which is an extension of Coca-Cola’s numerous Live Positively programs, will serve as a pilot program for future partnerships between Coca-Cola and professional sports teams throughout the country.

Two Men Shot in SE DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Two men have been shot on the 3500 hundred block of 22nd Street in SE Washington, police said.

The two men were transported to the hospital with serious, life threatening injuries, police said.

9 News Now will have more information as it becomes available.

Poodle-Mix Caged Behind Dumpster, Reward Offered

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--On Monday a male poodle mix was found behind a dumpster in a locked cage.  According to the Washington Humane Society, the six-year-old dog was soaked in urine and his coat was badly matted.  The WHS says the cage was filled with feces, "Indicating the dog had been housed in the cage for weeks."

The dog, now named Thomas, was behind a dumpster at the Douglas Knoll apartment complex which is located at 3331 22nd Street, S.E.

The WHS says a maintenance man at the apartment building found Thomas and called the agency. 

Thomas weights just 10-pounds.  Authorities say his ideal weight is at least 20.  The cage had a tan sheet draped over it and 2 bowls can be seen inside the cage.

Thomas has been checked out by a veterinarian and has been treated for malnourishment and ear infections.  Due to the state of his fur, he had to be shaved.