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Makeovers for Merit: Girls 'Scout' Style Secrets

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports some of the area's hardest working teenagers got a chance to relax at an age where they're just starting to experiment with makeup and beauty regiments.

Rewarding merit with makeovers, the Girl Scouts received makeup tips, free haircuts and  styling lessons by Circe Salon professionals. 

CONNECT: See what other teen Girl Scouts are up to

Fish Mystery In The Potomac

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- An environmental group is calling on Congress to fund research of intersex fish in the Potomac River.
   The State Journal in Charleston, West Virginia reports that the Potomac Conservancy gave a petition to Virginia Rep. James P. Moran last week containing more than 5,000 signatures.
   The petition seeks funding for a three-year study to determine the causes of intersex fish. It also proposes a study of the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on human health.
   The petition is part of the conservancy's "Fish Mystery" campaign to draw attention to the problem.
   A 2008 study found as many as 77 percent of male smallmouth bass in the South Branch of the Potomac had started to produce eggs.

Possible Measles Exposure at Reagan National Airport

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Arlington County Health officials are issuing a warning to anyone who was at Reagan National Airport (DCA) on September 23rd: "You may have been exposed to measles."

They say the exposure happened at Terminal C from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Health officials say people who were near Terminal C at DCA may begin to feel the symptoms of the disease around October 14th.

Call Arlington Public Health for more information on the exposure 703-228-2358.

Click here to link to Arlington Human Service's Website.

Update: Alexandria Police Locate Missing Person

According to the Alexandria Police Department, Lauren Tatiana Taylor was located yesterday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. Taylor was found unharmed in the 3900 block of Executive Avenue. The Alexandria Police Department recieved numerous anonymous tips from the public and officers searched throughout the Arlandria area of Alexandria.

 

Alexandria Dodges Flood

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) - Heavy rains throughout the night and morning sent the Potomac River splashing over it's banks in Old Town Alexandria.

Where King Street meets the river, a barricade floated in the flooded block. A women who had left her car here, walked barefoot through the six inches to get to it and move it.

The city made sand bags available for the taking... while most of them just sat untouched on a flat bed truck, a few takers came to get their share.

High tide at 1:16 the rain stopped and the wind picked up. It whistled through the stays on the bare sail boat masts at Belle Haven Marina, which was empty except for Jim Griffin who came to secure his boat.

The strong current drove a huge log straight toward another boat... and the water smothered a few piers. Park Rangers stood by watching the river. They had sandbags ready to protect the comfort station, aka bathrooms.

Hard Hit Neighborhood Keeps Eye On Tropical Storm

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- There's still time to get your home ready for the worst of the rain that's headed our way.
 
People across the region have been clearing drains and checking their gutters. In the Belle View neighborhood south of Alexandria, they have way too much experience with flooding.

Tropical Storm Nicole is no Hurricane Isabel, but when people in this neighborhood hear the words "tropical storm tracking west of DC," they remember how Isabel's winds pushed the Potomac up over the GW Parkway, flooding dozens of homes in an area that's so low it's a bit like a bathtub.

There was six feet of water in the Shell gas station service bay.
And a bunch of  houses were so badly damaged they had to be torn down. 

Police Seeking Help In Finding Missing Woman

ALEXANDRIA, Va (WUSA)-- Alexandria Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 20-year-old mentally challenged woman who left her home in the North Ridge neighborhood around noon Tuesday and has not been seen since.

Lauren Tatiana Taylor is described as 5'6", 135 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue, white and green plaid shirt, with rolled up blue jeans and white sneakers. She was riding a green and silver mountain bike. Police say Taylor has the mental capacity of a 10 year old.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lauren Tatiana Taylor is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.838.4444 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703.838.4858.