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A Question of Substance

MICHELLE XU

Usually it’s the Supreme Court justices who get to ask the tough questions. But every so often, prominent public figures come to Georgetown, and undergraduates glean the rare opportunity to ask questions in return.

Last Wednesday, those who attended Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture received an index card where they could write one question for Sotomayor to answer during the standard post-lecture question-and-answer session — a Gaston Hall standard that usually fosters a candid discussion and enriches university programming. In Wednesday’s case, however, the questions were screened and posed by a university official, rather than the student or event attendee who originally wanted an answer.

Man stabbed in Forestville


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in Forestville, Md., according to the Prince George's County Police Department. 

The stabbing was reported to happen on Forestville Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. Police say a man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

No further information has been released at this time.

We will update this when more information become available.

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Video of altercation at Suitland HS sparks debate


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Did a school security officer in Prince George's go too far in breaking up a fight between two students? 

For one family, the answer is yes. 

Mel Robinson says her niece, a sophomore at Suitland High School, was involved in a fight with another student on Friday, October 23. 

She was suspended for five days because of it. Robinson says she, and her niece's father, are fine with the punishment - but after seeing a cell phone video, Robinson says they are uncomfortable with the way the school's security officer broke up the fight. 

"[My niece] called me and she was like, 'Auntie, did you see the video of what the security officer at my school did to me?' And I'm like no send it to me."

When she saw it, Robinson said was angry. 

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Pack Light, Pack Right While Traveling by Air This Fall

Fall is a time when millions of people around the country begin to make their travel plans. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the busiest travel times of the year are just around the corner, which include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. There are some great reasons why packing light will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. And the good news is that it’s not difficult to do, either.

“If you want to pack right when you travel then you really need to focus on packing light,” explains Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of Savvy Travelers. “There’s much less hassle and stress when you pack light and stick to the basics. You can put your focus on your travel, rather than having all of your attention go to dragging around way too much luggage.”

Here are some Savvy Travelers tips for packing light and right for fall and holiday air travel:

Man wanted for sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police are asking for help identifying a man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Forestville Wednesday morning.

County police released surveillance video of the suspect Wednesday.

According to police, the man followed the victim into an elevator inside a building on the 2100 block of Brooks Drive. When the girl got off the elevator, the man forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. He then ran away, police say.

FOUND: missing 58-year-old Forestville man


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police have located a 58-year-old man from Forestville who was previously reported missing.

Police reported last month that Paul Lee Fuller, 58, was was last seen in the 2700 block of Millvale Avenue in Forestville, on February 26 around 11 p.m.


METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.