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By Potomac Local News January 17, 2012 7:30 am

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Denise Harman was one of the brave who auditioned to sing the National Anthem at Pfitzner Stadium . (File Photo: Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

Marshall enters senate race
Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall, one of the most conservative voices in Richmond, said on Monday he will run for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, reports Patch.com.

Pedestrians wearing headphones injured more often
As the use of portable music players has surged, the number of injuries to pedestrians wearing headphones has also spiked, a University of Maryland study published Monday shows, reports the Washington Examiner.

Lobby Day brings carnival feel to Richmond
Lobby Day at the Virginia General Assembly drew thousands of Virginians, who descended upon Richmond on Monday as they do every year for a day devoted to amateur arm-twisting, reports The Washington Post.

Air Force to cut 4,500
The Air Force has targeted 4,500 more civilian positions for elimination as it completes a broad restructuring of its civilian workforce, Federal News Radio reported, reports the Washington Business Journal.

Va. couple survives shipwreck
The family of a Virginia man is relieved after learning that their loved one and his girlfriend are safe after an Italian cruise ship ran aground, reports NBC Washington.

Uranium mining could be risky business, says environmental group
The Virginia General Assembly is expected to vote this year (2012) on whether to lift a 30-year moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia, blogs Your Piece of the Planet. 

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