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CUE Bus Base Fare Increases by 10¢ Effective January 2, 2011

CUE Bus Base Fare Increases by 10¢ Effective January 2, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va. — Effective January 2, 2011, the City of Fairfax CUE Bus base fares will increase by 10¢ to $1.70 per person. Only the base fare is affected.  Fare remains $1.50 for SmarTrip users.  Fares for elementary and high school students, riders with disabilities and senior citizens with valid ID remain 75¢.

Children age 3 and younger continue to ride for free, as do George Mason University students, staff and faculty with ID.  For information, call 703-385-7859.

Stop fumbling for cash for bus fare: switch to SmarTrip.  CUE Bus patrons may recharge these permanent plastic cards at any Metro station, on the Metro website — even on the CUE Bus.  For information, visit www.wmata.com or call 202-637-6700.

Haiti Earthquake Survivor Rescued By Fairfax Team Writes Book

BURKE, Va.  (WUSA) - "I thought it was the end," said Dan Woolley about his near brush with death in Haiti's earthquake.

The Colorado Springs resident has come to Burke, Virginia because he has a personal connection with some Fairfax County Firefighters in Burke, Virginia. They saved his life.

On January 12th, 2010, Woolley was buried under 50 feet of rubble that had been a 6-story hotel. He was trapped in the darkness for three days. Woolly's new book, "Unshaken, Rising from the Ruins of Haiti's Hotel Montana," details his experience... writing goodbyes to his wife and two small boys... figuring out ways to stay alive with his iPhone... and then his rescue.

Tysons Connector to Cease Operations Dec. 30

Tysons Connector to Cease Operations Dec. 30

From Virginia MegaProjects:

ALEXANDRIA — The Tysons Connector - the free midday shuttle bus service in Tysons Corner - will operate for two more weeks with its last day of service Dec. 30, 2010.  After one year of operation, ridership was not sufficient to meet minimum goals needed to viably continue the service.

Tysons Connector began in November 2009 to serve area businesses, residents, shoppers and visitors within Tysons Corner.  The service was launched to provide travel options within Tysons during construction of the Dulles Metrorail project as part of the project's comprehensive transportation management plan.

Until Dec. 30, Tysons Connector will continue to operate at 10-minute intervals between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday within Tysons Corner.

After Dec. 30, those riders who use the Tysons Connector may be able to get around Tysons Corner by using the following routes:

5 Things to Avoid if You Get Migraines

5 Things to Avoid if You Get Migraines

From Cher Murphy of CherMurphyPR:

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – Did you know that almost 30 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches? It’s true, according to the National Headache Foundation. For those who live with migraines, or suspect they may get them, there are things they can do to try to avoid some of the more common triggers that bring them on.

 

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Morning Lights: Tuesday, December 14

(WUSA) -- Every day in December, 9NEWS NOW at 6:00am is showing off a Christmas or Hanukkah display. It's our daily feature called Morning Lights.

Tuesday, December 14th we showed a photo from Patrick Wietz in Springfield, Virginia. He sent in a photo showing off his well-lit family home.  Wietz said the decorating started about 15 years ago, but it really intensified in the last five years.  Click on the video on the right side of this page to see the photo.

You have the chance to show off your holiday lights. Just send an e-mail to Lights@wusa9.com. Be sure to include your name and where you live. We will feature them through the month of December.

Arlington Teenager Wants To Send Your Used Bicycle To Africa

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- A family vacation to Africa years ago has led to a major charity project organized by an Arlington, Va. teenager.  This weekend, you have a chance to help out.

Winston Duncan is the creator of Wheels To Africa.  Every year, the 16-year-old and his team of volunteers collects unwanted bicycles and sends them to Africa.  In the last six years, more than 2,700 bikes have been sent.  This year's goal is to send more than one thousand bikes overseas to people in need in Africa.