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Sterilizing the deer population in Fairfax


FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A unique partnership is underway between police and a local vet to control the deer population in Fairfax City.

The idea comes from a deer population program out of NIH in Bethesda, where a dart is used to anesthetize the deer so that she can have surgery to remove her ovaries.

In Fairfax, there's make-shift deer population operating room set up in a garage at Fairfax City Police headquarters. It's too control the deer population humanely.

Residents worried about collisions, lyme disease and their gardens will often complain to police about the deer population.

Dr. Jeff Newman volunteered to help with the surgeries to remove the deer ovaries.

"People come to this project with different backgrounds. I was coming from a public safety standpoint and I decided I wanted to do something about it," Newman said.

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10 Foods to Help Protect Your Body’s Largest Organ – Your Skin

10 Foods to Help Protect Your Body’s Largest Organ – Your Skin

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your skin is your body's largest and fastest growing organ, making it crucial to care for it. What many people don’t realize is that the foods they consume on a daily basis have a direct correlation to their skin health. What’s more, our skin reflects our body’s health. The good news is that there are foods that will help your skin look your best, regardless the season or your age.

“What you put into your body affects your body’s health,” explains Dr. Sanjiv Saini of MD Dermatology with locations in Edgewater, Glen Burnie and Lexington Park, Md. “Eating too much sugar can cause diabetes and weight gain, eating too much greasy food can cause acne. However, there are some foods which can help improve your skin’s health.”

Top Features to Look for When Choosing Tax Preparation Software

Top Features to Look for When Choosing Tax Preparation Software

Tax preparation software has made big advances in recent years. Tax software is indeed a boon for people who do their taxes themselves. For those opting to not use the services of professional tax preparers, they can invest in good tax software to make the process of tax computation easy and quick. Before choosing the software, however, there are several factors that must be taken into account.

“You certainly don’t want to discover at the later stage that the tax software you chose is a complete blunder and not in line with your requirements,” explains John Gregory, tax practitioner and founder of 1040Return.com, a site providing tax preparation and resources. “It’s important to have an idea of the most essential features that you should look for in tax preparation software, because there are some major elements which you just cannot get by.”

Here are some of the most important things to look for when choosing tax preparation software:

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES CANNED GOODS to NO. VA. FAMILY SERVICES

BELLEZZA SPA DONATES CANNED GOODS to  NO. VA. FAMILY SERVICES

Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va. has collected more than 75 non-perishable food items for Northern Virginia Family Services, while offering a 10 percent discount for any customer who donated five or more canned goods. For more information, go to www.bellezzaspava.com or call 703.266.0063.

“We appreciate the support from our customers who helped us contribute to Northern Virginia Family Services food pantry,” said Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, Va.

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LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

LEARNINGRx of VIENNA/RESTON, VA. LEADS AWARD-WINNING JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the kick-off of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va., where students will shadow professionals in various industries in January and February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Power restored at Tysons Corner Center


MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Power has been restored at Tysons Corner Center.

Power was restored around 4:15 p.m., according to Dominion Power.

The outage began just after 1 p.m. on Sunday and was caused by a faulty underground cable, according to Dominion Power.

Police and fire officials responded to the scene, according to Fairfax County Police.

The mall stayed open during the outage.


MONZA to DONATE 10 PERCENT of PIZZA and HOUSE WINE SALES; SUPPORTS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Jan. 27

MONZA to DONATE 10 PERCENT of PIZZA and HOUSE WINE SALES;  SUPPORTS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Jan. 27

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting an American Cancer Society fundraiser on Tues., Jan. 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monza will donate 10 percent of all pizza and house wines sales from that night to the American Cancer Society. For information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“We invite everyone to come out and help support the American Cancer Society, enjoy some brick-oven pizza and make a difference,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.