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STRIP CLUB WORRIES
According to Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, a firestorm of citizen concern is accompanying the imminent opening of the "P Club," a restaurant at the former location of Bennigan's on Wilson Blvd. across the street from the Falls Church city limits.In response to widespread hearsay that the restaurant will be a "strip club," Gross told the News-Press, the establishment will be "monitored very closely" by county officials, and that after two visits inside the premises by county zoning administrators, "there is no indication that anything other" than eating and dancing will occur there, she said. (Falls Church News Press)
"LADY PRINCESS" SENTENCED TO SIX MONTH
A Stafford woman who set up a vicious attack with a promise of a "thong or boy shorts" was ordered this week to serve six months in prison. Tisa "Lady Princess" Taylor, 20, was sentenced in Stafford Circuit Court Monday to three years in prison with all but six months suspended. She had been previously convicted of conspiracy to commit unlawful wounding, providing false information to police and obstruction of justice. (Fredericksburg.com)
SUSPENSIONS UP IN PRINCE GEORGE'S
Prince George's County school board members expressed outrage after learning suspensions jumped by 2,260, for a total of 21,972 suspensions, in the past school year — just one year after the board created a task force to focus on lowering suspensions and expulsions. "When I look at this data, it looks like a school system out of control," school board vice chairman Ron Watson (At-large) said in reference to a suspension and expulsion task force report presented to the board June 24. "And, quite frankly, it wouldn't be a school system I would want to send my students to, based on this data."
TABLE GAMES ALMOST HERE..
Trucks stationed at the Maryland-West Virginia line carrying all of the table game equipment bound for Charles Town were waiting for a midnight Wednesday phone call. Al Britton, general manager of the new Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, was expected to hand over a check for $1.5 million to West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave at midnight, and in return the engines of the trucks could come to life and pull into the Mountain State. (Frederick News Post)