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Remy's back with a Christmas song

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You may remember him for the Arlington Rap or Raise the Debt Ceiling. Now, Remy Munasifi is back with a video for Christmas.

Reason.tv posted the video from the McLean native called "All I Want For Christmas Is U..." According to the website, it's "A holiday wish for a true Christmas miracle: a sound fiscal policy."

Watch it for yourself above.

Read the lyrics here: http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/12/20/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-u-remys-fisc

 

Joel Osteen brings book signing tour to DC area

MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- He has more than 5 million likes on Facebook, he's one of the most influential people on Twitter, and he leads the nation's largest church.   

Pastor and best selling author Joel Osteen is in Washington, D.C. area encouraging people to "Break Out" beyond the barriers.   

He talked to WUSA9's Jan Jeffcoat and a crowd filled with Washingtonians about his new book and making it through some tough times.

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MONZA of HISTORIC MANASSAS HOSTS NEW YEAR’s EVE EVENT

MONZA of HISTORIC MANASSAS HOSTS NEW YEAR’s EVE EVENT

Kick off New Year’s Eve at Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. on Tues., Dec. 31 at 10:15 p.m. with the James Dean or Wayne Newton New Year’s Eve Package. The James Dean Package is $10 per person made before Dec. 31 and $15 for reservations made on Dec. 31, which includes party favors, midnight toast, music with disc jockey and a closing cup of Monza’ chicken noodle soup. While the Wayne Newton Package is $36 per person (with a four person minimum) and includes a reserved table, party favors, music with disc jockey, some beverages and a closing cup of Monza chicken noodle soup. Monza’s pizza menu will available for dining with both packages. Guests will also have the option of a la carte dining from Monza’s regular menu, available only from noon to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

CARMELLO's NEW YEAR’s EVE FIVE-COURSE DINNER; LIVE BAND

CARMELLO's NEW YEAR’s EVE FIVE-COURSE DINNER; LIVE BAND

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. is offering two New Year’s Eve dining options on Tues., Dec. 31. At 9:30 p.m., Carmello’s will feature an All Inclusive Five-Course New Year’s Dinner with live band, party favors, midnight toast and beverages. Cost is $139 inclusive for reservations made up through Dec. 30 and $150 inclusive for those reservations made on Dec. 31; a second option of a la carte dining from Carmello’s new winter menu, will be available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

Part of Chain Bridge Rd closed after gas leak

TYSONS CORNER, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fairfax County fire crews and police are on the scene of a gas leak that is causing traffic problems in the Tysons Corner area.

At approximately noon, roads affected by the gas leak were reopened.

The gas leak was caused by a 6" main being struck accidentally by construction crews. Captain Moreland with Fairfax County Fire reports the line was struck at about 9:45 a.m.

The gas line has been turned off, but some residual traffic problems remain as a result of the roads being closed for a time.

Some crews remain on the scene to monitor conditions.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

SABRINA CAMPBELL of OCCASIONALLY CAKE SUPPORTS  TASTE OF GW at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV.

George Washington University alumnus, Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake in Old Town Alexandria, Va. supplied more than 300 mini-cupcakes for the Taste of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

 “It was wonderful to be back on the George Washington University campus and it was amazing to be able to sample so many delicious cakes,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner.

Both Alexandria cake boutiques offer more than 100 cake and gourmet cupcake flavors. Occasionally Cake is also renowned for their cake truffles. Instead of discarding leftover cake, it became the centerpiece of their cake truffles, and then dipped in Belgian chocolate.