The Morning News: Bad to the Cold Edition

Okay, maybe not 20 degree days, but certainly we’re looking at some cooler temperatures as compared to earlier in the week. Prepare for some windy today and tomorrow, with cooler and cooler temperatures. Don’t put the coat away yet.

Connolly to Run For Davis’ Seat

As Tom Davis (R-Vienna) retires and steps back from the public eye, it appears that Gerry Connolly will step into the race to replace him, joining Leslie Byrne in competing from the left for the seat in Fairfax County that has so long been a friend to the District. Here’s hoping whomever inherits the position finds themselves in alignment with DC Voting Rights.

Major Jump in Child Abuse Calls After January Incident

After four deaths took place in the DC Foster System earlier this year, there was a major spike in the number of abuse reports in the District. The hotlines for tips have been ringing off the hook, from 130 to 160 calls a day, with as many as 210 calls in a single day. So, what’s causing this? Is this a kneejerk in response to the deaths of those 4 girls? Is this a good-faith effort on the part of neighbors? It’s certainly putting a lot more strain on an already-strained system. When you think there are only 1200 or so kids in the system, are 10-15% being abused each day?

Newseum to Open 11 April 2008

The brand new home of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue will open on April 11th, 2008 after being closed for six years. The old home in Rosslyn was closed back in 2002 to make way for the new home. The new Newseum will run you $20 for admission, instead of the old “free” admission fee. Ouch, $20? Even the Spy Museum’s cheaper than that!

1 Comment so far

  1. Ben R (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    The Spy Museum will run you $18 just for the main exhibit and not "Operation: Spy." And I was lucky enough to tour the Newseum site last year; it’s going to be well worth that $20 price tag (unlike the Spy Museum, which I don’t think carries as much bang-for-the-overpriced-buck). From what I remember regarding all the exhibits and interactivity, the Newseum will be an entire day trip unto itself…

    It’s about time the Newseum opened, too. It’s had a ‘promised’ date since September of last year.

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