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Nizar Mohamed Hussain, an internal medicine doctor who lives at 8909 Brook Road in McLean, is charged with sexual battery and two counts of assault and battery, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said. These charges are in addition to separate sexual assault and assault and battery accusations he was charged with in December."
METRO OFFICIAL: AGENCY COMPARES TO PEPCO WITH PROBLEMS
WTOP: "Metro says it knows how bad its escalators have been performing and wants to come clean with riders.
A report delivered Thursday at Metro headquarters showed the transit system's escalators are breaking down more often than in years past, and it's taking longer to get them back up and running.
The figures show there's a new escalator breakdown every seven to eight days on average, with improper maintenance and a lack of parts being big reasons why."
FAIRFAX CHAMBER PREPARES TO BATTLE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Washington Examiner: "It's not quite an uprising of Egyptian proportions, but the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce seems pretty ticked.
Covanta Fairfax Inc. -- a private company -- has been operating a trash incinerator in the Lorton area for more than 20 years. Prices have been reasonable, and there have been no major disasters to speak of. Even the neighbors seem not to mind its presence, which is a considerable feat for a place that burns garbage."
WOMEN OUTRAGED OVER FREDERICK COMMISSIONERS' COMMENTS
Gazette.net: "Women are reacting with outrage over the comments made by two Frederick County commissioners Tuesday advising Head Start mothers to stay married and not hold jobs outside the home.
Commissioners Kirby Delauter (R) and C. Paul Smith (R) said during a meeting that the best way to help their children succeed in life is to stay married and stay home with their children. Both men touted their wives and the sacrifices they made by not holding jobs outside the home."