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National Coffee Day 2013 Specials

(WXIA) -- Coffee enthusiasts everywhere know the significance of Sept. 29. For everyone else, it's National Coffee Day 2013.

The day will be celebrated Nationwide with some special deals from coffee shops.

Caribou Coffee will offer a free small cup of Amy's Blend all Sunday. If you buy a tumbler you will get unlimited coffee refills for the entire month of October.

Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free small hot or iced coffee. The offer is only available through the "My Offers" section of the Dunkin' Donuts mobile app for smartphones.

Einstein Bros. Bagels is offering a Buy One Coffee Beverage, Get One Free offer all weekend.

Krispy Kreme is giving out free 12oz coffees all day.

McDonalds is giving away free PremiumRoast Coffee at participating locations.

Scalia expects NSA wiretaps to end up in court

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency.

And he's not sure that's a good thing.

Scalia spoke Wednesday in McLean to the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Asked about technology companies' role in protecting customers' privacy, Scalia talked about the controversy sparked by disclosures of the NSA's extensive wiretapping and surveillance programs.

Scalia said the high court originally ruled that there were no constitutional prohibitions on wiretaps because conversations were not explicitly granted privacy protection under the Fourth Amendment.

The high court later extended constitutional protections to wiretaps. As a result, Scalia said, the judicial branch will decide the legality of NSA wiretapping despite being "the branch of government that knows the least about the issue."

Jan Jeffcoat makes her WUSA9 debut at 11 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You told us you wanted something different, something fast and something that spoke to you, the viewer. We listened. 

On Sunday night, WUSA9 debuted its new anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, and its new 11 p.m. show format, which reflects more viewer-friendly segments. 

We at WUSA9 are always listening to your questions and comments on www.TellWUSA9.com as well. Click the link and tell us what you think about all the hottest topics in today's news, entertainment, weather and local sports. 

STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH HOSTS DC GREEK FESTIVAL in SILVER SPRING

STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH HOSTS DC GREEK FESTIVAL in SILVER SPRING

After more than 90 years of calling Washington, D.C. home, The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, D.C. is hosting their 52nd Greek Festival in Silver Spring, Md. at the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on 15100 New Hampshire Avenue on Sat., Oct. 12, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Free admission and free parking is available. For more information, visit www.schgocdc.org.

The Ladies’ Society of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, the Philoptochos, has been using Greek recipes passed down from generation to generation and producing a menu of Greek favorites like, Gyros, Greek sausage, Shish Kabobs, Spanakopita (spinach pies), Tyropita (cheese pies), Greek yogurt, Loukamades (honey-dipped donut holes) and other Greek pastries.

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

NYC’s BROADWAY DANCER CENTER’s ELITE COMES TO METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

 

Broadway Dance Center of New York City is the epicenter of elite dance training; six of their veteran dance staff are visiting Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Alexandria studio at 5775 Barclay Drive to teach master dance classes in jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rhythm tap, ballet, and Broadway tap on Sat., Sept. 21, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 22 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For registration and class fees, go to www.metrpolitanarts.org.

Instead of parents traveling to New York City for the specialized and reputable dance training, MSA is giving intermediate and advanced dance students the opportunity to learn from notable dance instructors who are currently training professional dancers, and exposing those students to different styles/teachers in a more intimate setting, without the travel hassle and extra costs.

Going Gluten-Free

MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9)-- It is a dietary trend being embraced by more and more Americans: going gluten-free.  Some people are sensitive or allergic to gluten, the protein in wheat, barley and rye. The most severe end of that spectrum is Celiac Disease, and people with this disorder need to avoid gluten entirely.  The FDA recently issued new standards food products need to meet to be marketed as "gluten-free."

But even people who don't have Celiac Disease are embracing this lifestyle in greater numbers.  Restaurants, magazines, grocery stores... all are moving to embrace the trend.

"We used to get three or four customers a day. Now, we get twelve to fifteen, looking for a gluten-free menu," says executive chef Eddie Ishaq of Wildfire Restaurant in Tyson's Galleria.

Pham trial Judge is pleased with decision to allow cameras

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- Judge Jane Marum Roush presided over last week's murder trial of 27-year-old Julio Blanco Garcia. 

He was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to 49 years for killing 19-year-old Vanessa Pham.

You could see what was happening, because Judge Roush allowed a camera inside recording a trial for the first time in Fairfax, despite the worries of many courthouse officials. 

"Everybody just needed to relax. Let the press do its job. And we do our job. And I thought everything would be fine. And it turned out that way, "said Roush.

For the past three years, local media, including WUSA9, has petitioned judges through Northern Virginia to allow cameras in courtrooms. There were several trials in Prince William County in the 1990's (The Lorena Bobbitt trial) and the 2000's that allowed cameras, but none in recent years.