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    From: Porter, Jesse (MPD) Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 10:22 PM Weekend Events Saturday, January 5, 2008 Please note that the following locations are work
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      Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 10:22 PM
       

      Weekend Events

      Saturday, January 5, 2008

       

       

      Please note that the following locations are work zones, it is of utmost importance to focus on driving and walking at the same time.  Special consideration must be made, especially while in work zones.    

       

       

       

      Event: Heavy Crane Lifting Operations

      Location: 1100 block Connecticut Avenue, NW

      Nature of: Closing the travel lanes on L Street, NW between 17th Street and

      Connecticut Avenue. The parking lane will be utilized for travel.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1200 block Connecticut Avenue, NW

      Nature of: Closing the parking lane only on Connecticut Avenue, NW between

      N and Jefferson Streets.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1300 block Connecticut Avenue, NW

      Nature of: Closing the travel lanes of 19th Street, NW between Sunderland Place

      and Dupont Circle. The parking lane will be utilized for travel.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1500 block Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

      Nature of: Closing the southbound lanes of 15th Street, NW between G and F

      Streets. Southbound traffic will be shifted onto one of the northbound

      lanes.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1000 block K Street, NW

      Nature of: Closing one of the travel lanes and the parking lane on 10th Street ,

      NW between Massachusetts Avenue & L Street .

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1800 block K Street, NW

      Nature of: Closing the travel lanes on Eye Street, NW between 18th & 19th

      Streets. Parking lane will be used for travel.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1400 block K Street, NW

      Nature of: Closing the w/b service lane of K Street, NW between 14th Street &

      Vermont Avenue.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 2000 block L Street, NW

      Nature of: Closing the travel lanes of L Street, NW between 20th & 21st Streets.

      The parking lane will be utilized for travel.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 2400 block M Street, NW

      Nature of: Closing 2 of the 4 travel lanes on M Street, NW between 24th & 25th

      Streets.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 200 block Florida Avenue, NE

      Nature of: Closing 2nd Street, NE between Florida Avenue and N Street.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 200 block 17th Street, SE

      Nature of: Closing C Street, SE between 16th & 17th Streets.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

       

      Location: 1900 block Half Street, SW

      Nature of: Closing T Street, SW between Water Street and End of Street.

      Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

       

       

       

      Ozzy Osborne & Rob Zombie are performing @ The Verizon Center 7:30 pm Saturday night. 16,000 plus attendees are expected. 

       

       

      Seattle Supersonics will be playing The Washington Wizards @ 1:00 pm on Sunday.

       

       

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      Winter Activity Guide Features Programs for All Ages

      Welcome to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 2008 Winter Activity Guide featuring activities and events for children, teens, adults, families and seniors, as well as specialized programs for people with disabilities. From team sports to crafts to book clubs, the DPR has something for everyone.

      The Winter Guide is your resource for activities throughout the District of Columbia . There is a directory of facilities, a guide to educational and child care programs, a directory of recreation and enrichment programs, sports and fitness resources, a listing of senior services and a directory of therapeutic recreation services.

      Many of our programs are FREE of charge to DC residents. Our free programs include: open swimming, after-school programs, various sports, arts and crafts, fitness classes, homework assistance, access to computers, book clubs and much more.  


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      Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project to Begin on Benning Road, NE

      DDOT Begins Work on Great Streets

      CONTACT: Karyn Le Blanc - 202/671-3490, Karyn.LeBlanc@...

      ( Washington , DC ) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to begin work on the reconstruction of Benning Road, NE , from 14th and H Street to Oklahoma Avenue , a federally funded, $35 million reconstruction and streetscape upgrade project. Weather permitting, crews are scheduled to start construction at 14th/H Street and Benning Road Wednesday, December 26, 2007.

      The project is scheduled to take approximately two years, weather permitting, with completion anticipated in early 2010.

      Work on the project will include the installation of new traffic signals, new streetlights, curb, gutter and sidewalks along with infrastructure and utility work which will include new fire hydrants and catch basins. New trees and landscaping will also be included.

      Benning Road, NE represents one of the corridors included in the Great Streets Initiative. As with all Great Streets projects, the goal is to improve the safety and mobility for all modes of pedestrian and transportation movement.

      "DDOT is extremely pleased to begin the construction on Benning Road, NE ," said DDOT Director Emeka Moneme. "The much anticipated street and sidewalk transformation will further augment the historic and culturally rich neighborhoods along this corridor."

      Benning Road will remain open at all times during construction with minimum two-lanes in each direction. Pedestrian access as well as access to residents and businesses will also remain available.

      Construction activity will be from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

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      Snow Guide Mailed to District Residents

      Helpful Tri-Fold Brochure Sent to 280,000 District Households in Eight Wards

      Media Contact: Karyn LeBlanc  202/671-3490, Karyn.LeBlanc@...

      ( Washington , DC ) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the District Department of Public Works (DPW) are pleased to announce that the agencies this week released the 2007-2008 "District of Columbia Snow Guide."

      Copies of this informative and helpful brochure have been mailed to all of the District's 280,000 households throughout all eight wards.

      The tri-fold brochure provides an overview of the District's snow deployment plan, emergency contact numbers and answers to frequently asked questions by residents during winter weather.

      Highlights of the brochure include:

      • A message from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
      • Overview of the District's snow deployment plan
      • Emergency contact numbers during winter weather
      • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions such as "Who is responsible for clearing sidewalks?" and "Does the city plow alleys?"
      • Photos of the District's snow team in action
      • An image of the District's new "Snow Team Logo"
      • A sample image of the District's " Snow Emergency Route " parking sign

      The brochure is also available online at www.ddot.dc.gov/snow and click on "Snow Guide 2007-2008*" for a copy.

      Additional copies of the brochure will be available for download in multiple languages including Spanish and Korean in December 2007.

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      December 31, 2007

      FDA Advises Consumers Not to Eat Raw Oysters Harvested from Bay inLouisiana

      ( Washington , DC ) - Today the Department of Health issues this health alert following a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is cautioning consumers not to consume raw oysters harvested from West Karako Bay , a section of Growing Area 3 in Louisiana . These oysters, harvested from December 3 through December 21, may be contaminated with norovirus.

      The FDA has received reports of norovirus infection in seven individuals who ate raw oysters on December 13 at a restaurant in Chattanooga , Tenn. The Tennessee Department of Health's test results from two of the ill patients were positive for norovirus. The FDA confirmed the presence of norovirus in shell oysters harvested from the West Karako Bay section of Growing Area 3 and were served at the restaurant. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals closed the affected growing area on December 21. The FDA is working with the states involved to determine if any additional actions may be necessary to ensure public health protection.

      The original delivery service of the oysters is Prestige Oyster Company of Theriot , La. The company shipped the oysters to Bon Secour Fisheries in Bon Secour, Ala. Bon Secour Fisheries, in turn, shipped the oysters to the restaurant in Chattanooga . Considering the shelf-life of the product, it is possible that suspect oysters from the designated area are still available in other retail and food service settings.

      Symptoms of norovirus infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Affected individuals often experience a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of fatigue. Most people show symptoms within 48 hours of exposure to the virus, with the illness lasting one to two days. However, the illness can become serious for the very young, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

      Consumers who consumed raw oysters on or after December 3 and experienced these symptoms are encouraged to contact their health care providers and local health departments. Consumers concerned about the origin of oysters they have recently purchased should contact the place of purchase to determine if the oysters were harvested from the identified area during the December 3-21 period.

      Persons with weakened immune systems, including those affected by AIDS, and persons with chronic alcohol abuse, liver, stomach or blood disorders, cancer, diabetes or kidney disease should avoid raw oyster consumption altogether, regardless of where the oysters are harvested.

      Cooking destroys the virus, eliminating the risk of illness for both healthy and immunocompromised individuals. FDA advises that it's always best to cook seafood thoroughly to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. Consumers can continue to enjoy oysters in many cooked preparations by following this advice:

      At Restaurants and other Foodservice Establishments: Order oysters fully cooked.
      In the Shell:Purchase oysters with the shells closed. Throw away any oysters with shells already opened.

      To prepare oysters for eating, choose one of the following methods:

      • Boil oysters until the shells open. Once open, boil for an additional 3-5 minutes.
      • Steamer - add oysters to water that is already steaming and cook live oysters until the shells open; once open, steam for another 4-9 minutes.


      Use smaller pots to boil or steam oysters. Using larger pots, or cooking too many oysters at one time, may cause uneven heat distribution, which may cause the oysters in the middle to not get fully cooked. Discard any oysters that do not open during cooking.

      To prepare shucked oysters for eating, choose one of the following methods:

      • Boil or simmer shucked oysters for at least 3 minutes or until the edges curl.
      • Fry at 375 degrees for at least 3 minutes.
      • Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 minutes.
      • Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.



      For more information as it becomes available, feel free to contact the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division at (202) 535-2180.

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      January 4, 2008

      Weis Markets Issues Voluntary Recall

      ( Washington , DC ) - Today the Department of Health issues this health alert following a voluntary recall by Weis Markets. The Sunbury, PA-based firm has initiated a voluntary recall of its Weis Baker's 18-count Fruit Miniatures and two-pound platters of Mini-Fruit Diamonds in four varieties - Nut Diamond, Cheese Raspberry, Apricot and Mixed assortment. These products are being recalled because they may contain walnuts which are not identified on the label.

      People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. A customer reported the issue to the company.

      The products were sold at Weis Markets including its MR. Z's, King's and Scot's Lo-Cost units. Weis markets operates 156 stores in five states including Pennsylvania , Maryland , New York , New Jersey and West Virginia .  The products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

      The 18-count Fruit Miniatures come in clear plastic containers and the two-pound Mini-Fruit Diamonds are packaged in a platter with a clear top.

      The UPC codes for the recalled products with a sell by date up to 1/5/08 are:
      UPC 210100-00000 18 ct Fruit Miniatures
      UPC 210112-00000 2 lb Fruit Miniature Platters

      Concerned customers may return this product to Weis Markets for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions about this recall may contact Weis Markets' customer hotline at (866) 999-9347, extension 3, which is available Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

      For more information as it becomes available, please contact the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division at (202) 535-2180.

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      Please do not forget the proper use of Turn Signals.  I wish all of you a wonderful weekend with your family and friends.-Still applies in 2008 and beyond!   

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1256,q,564084,ddotnav_gid,1586,ddotnav,|32397|.asp    Snow Link Website

       

      http://dc.gov/weather/index.shtm  Weather

       

      http://hc.rrc.dc.gov/hc/cwp/view%2Ca%2C1223%2CQ%2C454968%2ChcNav%2C%7C.asp    Wellness Resource Website

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/site/default.asp DDOT Website  (District Department Of Transportation)

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1250,q,560885,ddotNav_GID,1586,ddotNav,|32399|.asp  DDOT Emergency Preparedness

      Evacuation Routes  (DC Flag-3 Red Stars and Two Red Bars)   on a street name sign indicates an E-Route ( Evacuation Route ) i.e. 16th Street NW , S Capitol Street, New York Avenue NW/NE , Connecticut Avenue NW, Benning Road NE, Georgia Avenue NW

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1250,q,638123,ddotNav_GID,1586,ddotNav,|32399|.asp  DDOT Mass Transit

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1250,q,637787,ddotNav_GID,1586,ddotNav,|32399|.asp  DDOT Parking

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1250,q,641889,ddotNav_GID,1586,ddotNav,|32399|.asp  DDOT Related Websites

       

      http://ddot.dc.gov/ddot/cwp/view,a,1250,q,559674,ddotNav_GID,1586,ddotNav,|32399|.asp  DDOT Maps

       


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