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The Fitz File: April 30, 2014

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. - Today is Wednesday, April 30, the 120th day of 2014. There are 245 days left in the year.

PEPCO SALE - Everybody's favorite power company punching bag is about to get a new owner. Pepco Holdings, the 100 old Washington-based utility that often hammered for its power outages, is being sold to nuclear energy giant Exelon in an all-cash $6 billion dollar deal that would bring the Chicago company to the DC area market. The takeover would the end the stand alone ownership of for one of the area’s oldest utilities, but it also might bring better service for consumers and a small boost for Pepco shareholders.

VIRGINIA DREAMERS COLLEGE - Should the children of illegal immigrants brought here by their parents get in state tuition? Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring thinks so. Herring has announced the so called "Dreamers" can qualify for in-state college tuition under existing law. Herring made the announcement at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus just a few months after the legislature did not pass to the idea. At UVA the tuition is $12,998 for in-state students, but $42,184 for out of state.

OVERMEDICATING VETERANS - 10:00 a.m. Overmedication is a problem many Seniors face as often this doctors prescribe medications without consulting with a patients other doctors about the cross effects each Mexican has on the other. Today with a new generation of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans flooding VA Hospitals across the country Congress is calling the Veterans Administration to Capitol Hill today to explain what it is doing to prevent over-medications at its facilitates. Testimony includes VA, US Army and US Surgeon General officials. Russell Senate Hearing Room 418

ILLNESS AT FOOD SAFTEY - Isn't irony, ironic? Maryland Health officials are investigating what may have sickened over 100 people who attended a conference where more than 1,300 food safety experts had gathered. No one at the Food Safety Summit held April 8-10 in Baltimore was hospitalized, according to health officials, and most people reported cases of diarrhea. On April 16. officials inspected and issued a violation for condensation dripping from an ice machine

Today's Weather

@fox5weather: Plan on periods of rain with the potential for thunderstorms today. An additional 2-4" of rain expected. http://t.co/3SS22vXDfJ

Today's History

In 1789, George Washington took the oath of office in New York as the first president of the United States.

In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.

In 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.

Today's Quote

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on" - Robert Frost





Tom Fitzgerald
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