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Senior alert canceled for Olga Ann Lynham from Leesburg


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A senior alert for a 74-year-old woman from Leesburg has been canceled, Virginia State Police said Friday night.

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The Virginia State Police has issued a senior alert for a missing 74-year-old woman from Leesburg.

Olga Ann Lynham was last seen on November 7 at 2:15 p.m., police said.

Lynham is described as a white female, 74, 5'4" tall, 110 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. She was last seen at the 7-Eleven located on South King Street in Leesburg wearing a red jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Police say she is driving a 2001 silver Ford Taurus with Virginia plates BUELITA.

Lynham suffers from a cognitive impairment and police are concerned for her health and safety.

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Jimmy Fallon sends video to Va. boy with cancer


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon sent a video to a 13-year-old Leesburg boy with cancer.

Mathias Giordano was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in July of 2012. He's endured countless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy and had to have his right leg amputated below the knee.

"Yo, Mathias. This is Jimmy Fallon. I heard you're a big fan. I think that's cool," Fallon says in the video.

Mathias's mother Roya Giordano posted the video on Facebook with the caption "MVP LOVES Jimmy Fallon! Last week with the help of a friend, Jimmy sent Mathias a personal message & he loved it! I was just told that I can share that with you all. Enjoy!"

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to FEATURE NUTCRACKER on Nov. 22 and 23 in ANNANDALE

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and
5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Other ways to help to support Metropolitan School of the Arts:

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

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Who Says Accountants Can't Be Fashion Moguls?

Who Says Accountants Can't Be Fashion Moguls?

Talking to Tamara "Hush" Lee, or Tam for short, is like conversing with a beam of light.  Her energy is contagious. I've known Tam for several years now and I've had the pleasure of watching her blossom into the fashion-centric expert she is today.  This month, Tam’s new blog - HushTalksFashion.com - will be launched and in 2015, she will be introducing her blazer line.  I spoke while she was driving home from her radio interview on WHUR where she talked about all things fashion. 

Vanessa:  What was your motivation for launching Hush Boutique?

Loudoun County inmate does not have Ebola


LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- An inmate in Loudoun County who had presented with a low-grade fever has been discharged from the hospital after being monitored for possible Ebola.

The inmate had been traveling from affected areas in Africa in the past 21 days and had a low grade fever officials said.

The inmates symptoms did not meet the criteria for Ebola testing, but she was held overnight for monitoring "out of an abundance of caution" because she was returning to a high population detention facility, officials said.

The inmate was monitored "As a precautionary measure, because the inmate had traveled from a high-risk area known for Ebola outbreaks, the inmate was isolated and monitored at the ADC," officials said.

Inova issued this statement about the incident on Thursday evening:

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery fall beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Kilt Flasher, Gold Leaf Lager and 4-point Pale Ale on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course menu includes: Vienna Lager with Meat and Cheese Platter; Kilt Flasher with Kilt Flasher Beer Cheddar Soup with potatoes, bacon, chives; Gold Leaf Lager served with Pan-Roasted Wild Rockfish and artichoke, tomato fennell ragout, herb fingerling potatoes, grapefruit buerre blanc; 4-Point Pale Ale with All-Natural Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, maple vanilla, sweet potato puree, caramelized bacon brussels sprouts, and crispy onions; and Danzig Porter Bittersweet Chocolate Cake Morello with cherry mousse, caramel popcorn and mint.