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Virginia Couple's Close Call On The Costa Concordia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- "When you're on a cruise, the Titanic always comes up, but in a joking manner. You never imagine it could actually happen," said Alexandria resident, Emily Bonilla.

Three days ago, Bonilla and Leonard Pieton were wrapping up a romantic cruise in the Mediterranean. The couple took a video of the wait staff singing and dancing in the main dining room on the last night of their cruise. Little did they know, it was also the last night that their ship would be afloat.

Around the same time that the Costa Concordia was crashing into rocks off the coast of Tuscany, Pieton was giving Bonilla a very different kind of rock. He proposed at the Coliseum in Rome, just hours after disembarking from the Costa Concordia.

"It's surreal. You don't really expect to see the boat you just stepped off of halfway underwater," said Pieton.

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TopGolf Alexandria Hosts 'Suits and Boots' Extravaganza on Jan. 28

TopGolf Alexandria Hosts 'Suits and Boots' Extravaganza on Jan. 28

From TopGolf Alexandria:

TopGolf, the most awesome thing to ever happen to the game of golf, has announced details for its infamous “Suits and Boots” party, taking place January 28, 2012 at TopGolf Alexandria.

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As the only open access shelter in Washington, DC, WHS takes in an average of 30 animals every day. The WHS team works around the clock to provide comfort to all of the animals in our care, but our space and resources are limited. Thanks to the hard work and determination of the WHS team, the New York Avenue shelter facility is undergoing major renovations in the coming months to help us provide a better environment for all of our animal residents while they are in our care. 

A construction project is currently taking place in the main holding kennel.

First Lady And Nickelodeon Stars Visit Alexandria School

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- At 10 o'clock Friday morning, the auditorium at Hayfield Secondary School felt more like a rock concert than an event for the first lady.  Students sang and danced in their seats for over an hour as they waited for Michelle Obama and the cast of hit TV show, iCarly. 

"They were really loud," said iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove.  "I think that was the loudest crowd we've had.  It was pretty intense.  Piecing.  Hurt my ears."

The cast of iCarly took the stage alongside Michelle Obama to debut a special episode called , "iMeet the First Lady."  Michelle Obama makes an appearance to raise awareness about how tough it is for kids who have parents in the military.  Hayfield Secondary School was chosen for the event because it has one of the highest concentrations of military families in the country.