Monday, May 13, 2013
NFL owner weighs in on the debate over the team's name.
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder made a bold statement in an interview with USA Today last week about the controversy over the name of his pro football franchise. "We'll never change the name," Snyder told USA Today. "It's that simple. NEVER—you can use caps." Washington-area residents had something to say about that on Twitter. @makingcjc, of Arlington, VA, supported Snyder: "'We’ll never change the name, it’s that simple NEVER - you can use caps' Never thought I'd say this, but Thank-You Dan Synder." @RolandoComedy, of Rockville, wondered why everyone is so worked up about the issue: "Really? Is the name Redskins affecting your life? Is it keeping you awake at night? Is it hurting your inner child? #Redskins" @JadoreCherelle, of …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Former Lockheed Martin CEO will need to plant more than wildflowers, shrubs, grasses and 400 trees to replace the old, tall trees he took down last year on his Potomac property along the C&O Canal, the National Park Service says.
Former Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens faced fines and some public outrage last summer when he clear cut a swath of trees on his Potomac property near the C&O Canal -- now it seems further fines from the National Park Service could be imminent. Stevens, who lives on an estate in the Merry-Go-Round Farm community overlooking the Potomac River and the C&O Canal in Potomac, cleared trees from 35,000 square feet of protected land this past summer, Potomac Patch reported last October. He claimed to have removed the trees for safety reasons after the June 29 derecho storm that knocked out power across the region for a week. In response, Montgomery County officials fined Stevens $1,000 and came up with a reforestation plan requiring that he …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Robert J. Stevens was fined $1,000 by county officials and could face federal penalties.
Lockheed Martin CEO Robert J. Stevens is facing fines and community outrage for clear-cutting trees along the Potomac River near his home, The Washington Post reported Monday. “A few years after Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, was penalized for cutting down 130 trees to improve the view from his Potomac estate, one of his high-powered neighbors is coming under fire for clear-cutting nearly an acre of protected land that overlooks the C&O Canal and the Potomac River,” The Post reported. Stevens, who lives on an estate in the Merry-Go-Round Farm community overlooking the river and the C&O Canal, cleared trees from 35,000-square-feet of land this summer, according to the report. Stevens claims he removed the trees for …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Check out what got Washington media aflutter Wednesday morning.
The DC media world got itself into an election-year tizzy today, when Politico reported that Dan Snyder planned to host a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Potomac. He’s not. Wednesday morning, Politico reporter Mike Allen wrote that “beloved Washington Redskins owner” Dan Snyder would host a fundraiser at his home in Potomac. The Washington Post, DCist.com and other outlets quickly latched on to the item, detailing Snyder’s affiliation with the Republican Party and his history with the issues. A few hours later, representatives for Romney’s campaign and for the Washington Redskins told media outlets the initial reports were wrong. What do you think of all the hype? Would you have cared if Snyder were …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Nearly a decade after NPS Ranger Robert M. Danno uncovered what he says is an illegeal deal between the park service and Dan Snyder, Danno says he is still suffering the consequences.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, December 29, 2011
In his final column for the Washington City Paper, Dave McKenna spends more time dissing Dan than faring-thee-well.
A well-publicized, Washington area drama may be coming to an end. We aren't talking about Real Housewives or the latest Capitol Hill kerfuffle, but rather an altercation that hits a little closer to the hearts of Washington sports fans in the Potomac neighborhood. After a year of jibes and lawsuits between Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and Washington City Paper writer Dave McKenna, McKenna has written his final column for the City Paper. Titled "Dan Snyder: Unsportsman of the Year, 2011," McKenna leaves CP with a diatribe of Snyder proportional to the November 2010 column that got him and his publication sued. Snyder pulled the suit in September of this year, but it looks like tempers and feelings haven't cooled much since. In his…