About Nigel Stephen

VIA THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V told police he repeatedly shook his former girlfriend’s head into a bedroom wall, according to police documents that described the gruesome scene where the young woman died. But the Chevy Chase man’s defense lawyer said Huguely did not intend to kill ex-girlfriend Yeardley […]

VIA BLACK WEB 2.0: In light of the recent Library of Congress archive of all of our “tweets”, Twitterers need to be more cautious and cognizant of what they discuss or tweet on Twitter. Now most of us keep it simple and don’t engage in legal pitfalls such as defamation, terrorist threats, pornography, disclosure of […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Metro plans to curtail its expensive-to-operate transit alternative for the elderly and disabled just as ridership for the service is projected to grow 50 percent over the next four years. The agency has proposed the changes as part of an effort to cover a $190 million gap in its operating budget […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Amid a sea of brightly colored T-shirts and wave after wave of protest signs, Regina Holliday’s homemade banner still stuck out as she marched Tuesday in support of health-care reform. Clad in a painter’s smock, Holliday, whose uninsured husband died of cancer in the summer of 2009, waved an image of […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Water main breaks in Crystal City last night are going to add difficulties to commutes in the area: Several Metrobus routes will be taking detours due to the breaks. There will also be big issues for drivers. Routes 23A and 23C will be detouring between Jefferson Davis Highway and 23rd Street. […]

VIA HEALTH: SAD or just sad? Everyone feels a little melancholy this time of the year. The days are short and cold. The economy is shaky. For some people, the change to winter brings with it something more serious than the blues: seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that can be debilitating. Mild […]

TRENTON, N.J. — The Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would make the state the 14th to allow chronically ill patients access to marijuana for medical reasons. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine supports the legislation and could sign it before leaving office next week, making it law. The bill allows patients with ailments such as […]

VIA REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Money, or the lack of it, changes everything, and that includes how people will be working out in 2010. In these belt-tightening times, cost-conscious workouts at home and at the gym topped the list of fitness trends for this year in a survey, followed by shorter, more time-efficient […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: An IHOP restaurant in the Colmar Manor section of Prince George’s County was ravaged by fire early Wednesday, but no one was injured, authorities said. The blaze largely destroyed the eatery in the 3700 block of Bladensburg Road, near the Fort Lincoln Cemetery and just a few blocks east of the […]

VIA CNN: Hollywood gave itself one heck of a Christmas present this year: the single best day in the history of the box office. The weekend’s slate of movies racked up a record-setting $278 million overall haul, with James Cameron’s “Avatar” ($75 million) leading the charge. The sci-fi epic dipped an incredibly slim two percent […]