Posts Tagged ‘snowball fight’

There Are No Winners in a D.C. Snowball Fight

More than 100 adults got out of bed on a day in which they were under no obligation to do so in order to pelt each other with snowballs. They gathered on two sides of an imaginary line on the National Mall and, upon someone's scream, charged. Several shy combatants stood back from the thick [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Happy Birthday, Hef’ Edition: PLUS: Friday Is Here!

Good morning, everyone. It's Friday!
First things first: Let's all wish a happy birthday to Hugh Hefner, who is turning 84!

From his bio on the Playboy Enterprises Web site: "Hefner was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926, the elder son of conservative Protestant parents, Glenn and Grace Hefner, and a direct descendant of distinguished Massachusetts [...]

Is Det. Michael Baylor’s Snowball Case Still Pending?

On Dec. 19, Det. Michael Baylor pulled a gun during a snowball fight at 14th and U Streets NW. That day, witnesses produced photos and video of the incident. Even Police Chief Cathy Lanier felt compelled to publicly admonish Baylor for his gun-toting antics. But it seems the Baylor case has yet to be completed [...]

The Snowball Assault Case Updated!

With the snow mostly melted,  all that's left is a court case. On Feb. 10, Maria Lewis was arrested for assaulting a D.C. cop with a snowball outside Wonderland. Lewis was eventually charged with a misdemeanor assault on Officer Lynn Pittmon.
The police filed their own narrative of events in D.C. Superior Court. It does not [...]

Huge Correction In Snowball Case!

Rule No. 1: When starting a political movement around a friend you think has been wrongly arrested for allegedly hitting a D.C. cop with a snowball, it's best to get her last name right.
Apparently, Maria Louis isn't Maria Louis. Her legal name is Maria Lewis. But, you see, sometimes it's not. Sometimes, she uses Louis. [...]

Maria Louis Lewis Pleads Not Guilty To Snowball Charge

Maria Louis Maria Lewis pleaded not guilty during her arraignment today in D.C. Superior Court. She had been charged with assaulting a police officer during a snowball fight in front of Wonderland. Third District Commander Jacob Kishter had told City Desk that she would be charged with a felony. But her case was never papered [...]

Woman Charged In Snowball Fight Gets Her Own Facebook Page

Maria Louis Lewis, the woman charged with assaulting a police officer with a snowball, has officially become a political least on Facebook. Free Maria! has at the moment 229 members. As one member put it on the Free Maria! wall:
"you're not a *real* political prisoner until you get a facebook group."
So true.

GW v. Georgetown Snowball Fight Pushed Back to 6 Tonight

A snowball fight between George Washington and Georgetown universities has been pushed back two hours to 6 p.m. tonight.
GW senior Kyle Boyer made the challenge yesterday and helped organize the snowpelting extravaganza for Rose Park, around 26th and O Streets NW—neutral ground. For some reason, NBC4 is calling it the "Snowdome of Doom."
Will the Hippo [...]

Woman Charged With Assaulting Police Officer During Snowball Fight

It turns out that there was another cop vs. snowball fight incident today. We reprinted an e-mailed account of the snowball incident which took place outside Wonderland shortly after the bar closed. Police officials confirm that a woman was arrested as a result of the incident. She has been charged with assaulting a police officer, [...]

The Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Redux: Game On!

The fight is on—again. Dupont Circle. Today. 2 p.m.
From the snowballers' Facebook site:
Washingtonians – you’ve seen the victory claims, heard the battle cries and watched the combatants charge toward the fountain… in fact, so did people all around the world, thanks to the huge media attention we generated! But which side actually won the day [...]

Photos: Snowball Fight, Malcolm X Park

D.C. Snowball Fight Organizer: Not Expecting Police But “They’re More Than Welcome”

So far, we've heard of at least three snowball fights planned for tomorrow in the District. One near Randle Circle in Southeast (noon), another in a field near the New York Avenue Metro station in Northeast (1 p.m.), and a third on the National Mall (3 p.m.).
Given what happened during D.C.'s last big snow at [...]

The World’s Largest Snowball Fight: 5,387 Snowball Throwers!

Although D.C. may hold the Guinness World Record for Most Guns Brought to a Snowball Fight, someone else holds the one for the Largest Snowball Fight.
The record was owned until recently by a bunch of snowball pelters—3,745 of them, to be exact—at Michigan Tech, which had on the same day in 2006 earned itself two [...]

Morning Roundup: Snow Came, More Coming; D.C. Schools Are Open, and Badass!

Snow, baby! Whaddya say, about 3 to 6?
Several wimpy area school systems will be closed today (Montgomery, Prince George's, Anne Arundel), but not the District. The District is badass. Opening on time!
It should turn nice this afternoon. But look into the Capital Weather Gang's Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: There's more stuff coming! "At the moment, [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

This fall, when the staffer was struck
It seemed like some really bad luck
But now she is suing
For Metro's wrongdoing
And stands to make more than a buck
The crasher count climbed up to three
(The new guy is known in Mount P)
These folks are tenacious
But not all that gracious
I'm over it; can't we all be?
Most likely, it wasn't [...]