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    NEWSLETTERS

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    PIECE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
    Prince William County residents may soon be able to touch a piece of the World Trade Center. The Board of County Supervisors this week gave county staff the go-ahead to acquire a piece of the building destroyed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. The hope is to construct a memorial in between the Liberty Memorial—which focuses more on those who died at the Pentagon—and the yet-to-be-completed public safety memorial (Insidenova.com)

    NONPROFITS AT RISK
    About 1,200 local nonprofit organizations will lose their tax-exempt status if they don't file federal tax forms by October, according to the Internal Revenue Service. PTAs, Kiwanis clubs, neighborhood associations and youth sports leagues are among the 7,200-plus Virginia groups that have not filed federal tax forms for the past three years, according to an IRS database. (Fairfax Times)

    FREDERICK HELICOPTER CRASH ACCIDENTAL
    The helicopter crash that killed four people on I-70 near Boonsboro last July was accidental, according to a report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board.  Fog in the mountainous terrain near the interstate and the fact that the flight was at night made visibility difficult, according to the report. (Frederick News Post)

    STREET SOCCER
    Life gave them a kick and they're kicking back. Street soccer teams from 20 cities are here this weekend for the 2010 U.S. Cup.  The players are homeless men and women. Street Soccer USA recruits players from shelters and soup kitchens and helps them turn their lives around. (wtop.com)