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What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

Northern VA Black Chamber Announces 2011 Board of Directors

From Gaea at Northern Virginia BCC:

Alexandria, VA – The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2011 Board of Directors:  

Gaea L. Honeycutt, Chairwoman

G.L. Honeycutt Consulting, LLC

Alexandria, VA

Celebrity Jewelry Designer Coming to Town This Weekend Only

Yesterday, Elizabeth Mandros, the Owner of Mystique Fine Jewelry Designs in Old Town Alexandria, unwrapped celebrity jewelry designer Erica Courtney's collection for her store's Trunk Show this weekend.

The dazzling pieces range from Tahitian Black south sea pearls, luminescent colored stone pendants and earrings dripping with diamonds, to gold bangles with Maltese cross accents (Mandro's favorite). Erica Courtney is a designer for the stars and her jewerly is worn by Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore to name a few.  

Come out this week for an opportunity to see this rare collection all together in one place. The Trunk Show will be held this Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The collection will be on display in Mystique until next Tuesday, November 16. Mystique is located at 211 The Strand on the Alexandria Waterfront.

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

72 Local Soldiers Depart for Afghanistan Today

72 soldiers from the Maryland and Virginia National Guard are being deployed to Afghanistan today. Yesterday, Virginia Guard’s Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division conducted a departure ceremony for these Soldiers. Families and friends of the Soldiers gathered on Fort Belvoir’s Long Parade Field to say goodbye before they leave for what is expected to be one year.

What is unique about this group of soliders is that they are all very senior with high rank and have been in duty between 15-25 years. They will be part of the International Security Assistance Force, a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan. The nature of their mission is to work with the Afghanistan National Security Forces Development Assistance Bureau (ADAB).  In other words, they will be working with senior leaders on assessment and training for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.

Owner of Fairfax Bar Convicted of Setting Fire to His Business

From United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal jury today convicted Ajmal A. Aman, 29, of Herndon, Va., of setting fire to Bridges Billiards & Grill in Fairfax, Va.

        Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Edgar A. Domenech, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, and David Rohr, Fire Chief for the City of Fairfax, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Aman will face a mandatory minimum period of five years imprisonment and faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment when he is sentenced on Jan. 14, 2011.