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Dentist Pleads Guilty To Insurance Fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- An dentist pleaded guilty to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance companies, federal officials said. 

Tuan Vu, 43, of Annandale, Va., admitted to "fraudulently billing insurance providers hundreds of thousands of dollars for dental services that he did not provide to his patients," officials said in a news release. 

Vu is the owner of Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, PLLC, a dental practice located in Alexandria, Va. 

"As a result of Vu's offense, at least 10 private insurance providers suffered more than $400,000 in losses. Dr. Vu's conduct also resulted in a substantial loss to the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia, including $87,389 to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program and $180,048 to the Virginia Medicaid program," officials said in the release. 

Vu faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 4, 2012.

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Ben Carson Reading Room Opens on Jan. 13

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

William Ramsay Elementary School Winter Concert

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Parents and community members are invited to attend the William Ramsay Winter Concert on Thursday, Jan. 12. Three performances will take place at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Parking for the day session is limited. The school is located at 5700 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria.

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T.C. Williams Principal's Chat Postponed

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Due to the principal's medical issues, the T.C. Principal's Chat, scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m., has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the same time.

Fairfax Connector Implements Changes on Ten Routes

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

Effective Saturday, January 14, 2012, Fairfax Connector will modify 10 routes to better serve passenger needs and improve the on-time performance of existing routes. The affected routes include: 101, 171, 304, 305, 306, 333, 334, 335, 623 and 652.

Following is a summary of the changes:

Routes 101 and 171

•               Minor adjustment of departure times to improve on-time performance.

Route 304

•               Schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

Route 305

Key Aspects for Living a More Resilient Life

As promised last time, I want to share some key factors in how to lead a more resilient life. Resilient people think differently. They use a set of skills, whether innate or learned, that allows them to persevere, to manage stress more easily, and to move through failure instead of getting stuck in it. Strengthening your resilience muscle will positively affect the quality of your life. The more you consciously choose to bounce back, the faster you will do so.

Here are a few factors to living a more resilient life: 

1) Have caring and supportive relationships within and outside the family. Relationships that create love and trust and provide positive role models offer encouragement and reassurance to help build a person’s resilience.