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Andre Agassi Makes Appearance in Tyson's Corner

Besides being a world champion tennis player, Andre Agassi is a snowboarder, a cook, “20 + 20 years old,” and a humanitarian. Agassi appeared today at Fink's Jewelers in Tyson’s Corner to speak about his charity, the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. This foundation has contributed $150 million to educational initiatives to date.

Agassi played in his first professional tournament when he was just 15 years old. What is the first thing that comes to Agassi’s mind when he thinks about tennis? Well, first of all “physical pain,” he joked after playing last night. But what tennis truly brings to mind for Agassi is the word “grateful.” He is grateful for what tennis taught him about himself, and he encouraged the children to push themselves in whatever they do because it will make them better people.

Va. AG Backs DMV Refusal to Accept Permit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is not required to accept a federal work permit as proof that a driver's license applicant is legally in the U.S., state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in an official opinion.

DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb requested the opinion, which Cuccinelli issued a little more than two months after the agency temporarily quit accepting Employee Authorization Documents as proof of legal status. The Department of Homeland Security issues the document to people who are temporarily in the U.S. and looking for work.

"Individuals who have the EAD now need another document to verify legal presence," DMV spokeswoman Pam Goheen said Monday. About 20 other federal documents are still accepted.

John Legend Opens Gucci in Tysons Galleria

MCLEAN, VA (WUSA)-- Angie Goff reports John Legend talked about his Show Me Campaign at the celebration of Gucci's new store in Tysons Galleria.

Photos and Video: John Legend brings soul to GUCCI store

The Grammy winner mingled with guests including Russlynn Ali, the assistant Secretary for Civil Rights for the Department of Education.

Thanksgiving--Busiest Day for Fires

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Thanksgiving Day is the busiest day for the fire service. From 2006 to 2008, an estimated 4,300 Thanksgiving Day fires occurred in the United States causing 10 deaths, 50 injuries, and $30 million in property loss, according to the U.S Fire Administration. 

An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of five deaths, 25 injuries, and $21 million in property loss. Thanksgiving Day fires in residential structures occur most frequently in the afternoon hours from noon to 4 p.m., peaking from noon to 1 p.m.

Playoff Results of Toyota's dc.highschoolsports.net Report

(WUSA)- This week's playoff edition of the Toyota dc.highschoolsports.net Report featured some serious performances from local teams.

Check out tonight's results:

-Broad Run dominated Sherando 49-26

-DeMatha dispatched St. John's 34-20

-Hayfield ended McLean's comeback season 34-13

-Gaithersburg snuffed out Whitman 28-0

-Quince Orchard came back and beat Seneca Valley 19-15

-Damascus remained perfect 21-6 over Linganore

-Liberty toppled Fauquier 49-27

Looking forward:

-Regardless of all of the insanity in the regular season, DeMatha will be playing Good Counsel for the WCAC title for the seventh year in a row. 

-With Hayfield upsetting McLean and Washington-Lee upending Yorktown, the two lower seeds present a match-up no one predicted. 

9NEWS Morning Personality in Holiday Edition of 'I AM Modern'

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Andrea Roane shares a news about a morning show colleague featured in the latest edition of I AM Modern Magazine.

Leigh Macdonald profiles traffic and entertainment anchor Angie Goff in an article titled 'Living Her Calling.'  Photography by Michael Vonal.

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Reminder: Detours Set for Thursday and Friday Nights

From the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project:

Interstate I-66 westbound at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed overnights Thursday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 12, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. because of Dulles Metrorail construction.


When I-66 westbound lanes close, thru traffic will be detoured on to the Dulles Connector Road west bound, to Route 123 south toward Tysons Corner, to a right turn to the ramp to the Capital Beltway south toward Richmond. Drivers can then rejoin I-66 from the Beltway. For local traffic, drivers have options to exit I?66 prior to the closing.