City Desk

Our Morning Roundup: The Singing in the Rain Edition


Good morning, everyone. Tuesday's forecast calls for calm, dreary skies with a 60 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. Lovely, London's come for a visit. Beware of the mud!

In case you missed it, Dan Snyder's getting his wealth from cancer victims and Big Bear Cafe's having their liquor license formally protested.

Metro is upping their security this week, after a teenager dressed as a Metro bus driver drove off in a bus last Friday from a Bladensburg Road garage and picked up some passengers, before crashing into a tree. (That audition for a summer job didn't quite work out.) If you're worried, take the Metro subway, though you may run into a situation like yesterday's smoke-filled Dupont Circle station extravaganza. Over in Georgetown, an 11-year-old boy, visiting from out of town, was fatally struck on Sunday. And on the other side of the river, possible human remains found in Lorton, Va. These roundups of mine strangely always seem to consist of death and murder.

Former Councilmember Vincent Orange, released his "Orange Plan" for leading the D.C. Council yesterday—from his posters to his website, everything is orange with this man. Wonder if he'll dress as an orange one of these days. His five-point plan, reports WaPo, includes:

"...expanding pre-K programs for toddlers and vocational and employment training for young adults, reducing energy costs for residents and enforcing employment measures designed to ensure better wages and more jobs for District residents."

In other news, Northrop Grumman is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to a 333,000 square-foot building near Falls Church, Va. by next summer. Woohoo! More jobs, more people, more traffic, more misery! Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has reversed the state's bottled water ban and apparently it's your brain, not your tummy telling you to eat that chocolate cake—and all this time, I thought my tummy was controlling everything.

That's all for this morning, folks. Cheer up. It's raining!

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  • http://distcurm.blogspot.com/ IMGoph

    saying a "bladensburg garage" makes it sound like the garage was in the city of bladensburg. should probably say "bladensburg avenue garage" since it's in DC.

    (like you wouldn't say a "wisconsin garage" for the WMATA garage on wisconsin avenue.)

  • Kim Ha

    oops. good point. Thank you!

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