Louisiana governor: Donald Trump’s visit ‘helpful’
The governor of Louisiana said Sunday that Donald Trump’s visit to his state was “helpful” in getting the country’s attention on the flooding around Baton Rouge. “Because it helped to shine a spotlight on Louisiana and on the dire situation that we have here … it was helpful,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “I also appreciated the good phone call, the conversation that I had with Gov. Pence, who was sincere and genuine when he called, and we spoke for a long time on Friday morning, about their desire to be helpful.” Edwards also defended the White House after Republicans questioned why Democratic leaders and President Barack Obama have not been more active in their support for Louisiana. He said the White House asked about coming to the state, but that his office asked them to wait until the immediate response phase was over. Obama will visit Louisiana next week.
Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC manager Lou Pearlman dies
Lou Pearlman, the disgraced manager of the 1990’s boy bands the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC has died in prison. Pearlman died Friday at age 62, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He had been serving a 25-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, for running Ponzi and bank schemes. In 2008 he was convicted of fraud and swindling investors out of more than $300 million. Pearlman formed the iconic boy bands in the mid-1990’s, producing hits like “I Want It That Way” from the Backstreet Boys and “Bye Bye Bye,” from *NSYNC. An official cause of death has not been announced.
Funeral being held for son of late DC Mayor Marion Barry
A funeral is being held for Marion Christopher Barry, the son of the late District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. The service is scheduled for Monday evening at the Temple of Praise in Washington. The younger Barry died at age 36 on Aug. 14. He unsuccessfully ran for his late father’s seat on the D.C. council in 2015 and also ran a small construction business. The elder Barry served four terms as mayor of the District of Columbia before serving on the D.C. Council during the last 10 years of his life. He died in November 2014.
California woman dropping off student at UVA dies in car crash
A California woman who was dropping off a student at the University of Virginia has died after being struck by a car near the school’s campus. The Albemarle County Police Department said in a statement that 57-year-old Bonnie Baha of San Marino, California, was struck by a car just before 1 p.m. Sunday, and died at the hospital. Police say Baha’s husband and daughter were also struck. They were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the crash remains under investigation and there are no charges at this time.
Baltimore airport to use mobile app to speed up lines at customs
Travelers to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will now be able to use a mobile application to get through customs faster. The airport will become the 18th airport to offer Mobile Passport Control admission processing, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Friday. The free app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It will allow eligible travelers to use their smartphone or tablet to submit their passport information and customs declaration form. The app will decrease wait times, speed up processing and ease congestion, says airport CEO Ricky Smith.
Washington Wizards: End of Season
Washington Capitals: End of Season
Washington Redskins: End of Season
Washington Nationals: Atlanta Braves 7 – 6 Washington Nationals
Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics
Aug 22 8 PM, Savion Glover, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 23 8 PM Steven Tyler…Out on a Limb, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 24 8 PM Jesse Royal, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 24 8 PM Seal, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 26 8 PM Orishas, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 26 8 PM Fillmore Flashback: 80’s vs 90’s Dance Party featuring Biz Markie, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
Aug 27 8 PM Summer Soul Experience with Tank, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
Aug 27 8:30 PM Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge & Maren Morris, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Aug 28 1:30 PM Go‑Go Brunch Ft. Be’la Dona, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 28 7 PM Washington Mystics vs. San Antonio Stars, Verizon Center, Washington, DC