Arrest made in pranks that clear theaters near D.C.

A 20-year-old man was arrested during the weekend for a series of dangerous pranks that led to the evacuation of several movie theaters in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, authorities said.
Manuel Joyner was arrested in his home in Bowie, Md., and charged in relation to a prank and evacuation in a theater in Largo, Md., on May 24, Prince George’s County fire officials said.

DC Water, Washington Aqueduct and Veolia Partner in Nation’s Capital to Save up to $12 Million Per Year Through Efficiencies in Water Production Management

DC Water, in association with the Washington Aqueduct, is employing the help of Veolia, the world’s leading environmental services and technology provider, to implement operational and process improvements at the Washington Aqueduct, a federally-owned and operated public water supply agency that delivers water to DC Water, Arlington County and Fairfax Water.

The newest teachers at the Washington D.C. Maury Elementary School haven’t been to college.

The program, called Roots of Empathy, was conceived nearly two decades ago in Toronto and has since become common across Canada. Now it has been imported to the United States, amid growing concern about classroom bullying and growing conviction that teaching certain character traits — such as persistence, self-control and self-confidence — is just as crucial for students’ futures as teaching academics.