Breakfast links: Death and near-death
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Orange Line train hits man:
A man was struck by an Orange Line train
at Clarendon, snarling the evening commute for Michael Perkins and many others. The man apparently jumped in front of the train, but survived. (Post)
Residents want action after ped crash:
After a police detective hit a woman in a crosswalk, residents call for a safety review
of 35th and Wisconsin. The recent Glover Park study addresses this, but changes haven't yet been funded. (Patch)
Frank Kameny dies:
Gay rights activist Frank Kameny died at 86
. He fought for equality since being fired from the federal government in 1957 for being gay. (Metro Weekly)
Don't give MWAA to McDonnell too:
Many leaders oppose a proposal
by Frank Wolf to give the state majority control of the airports authority. The push started when the MWAA board supported a pricier underground Dulles Metro station. (Examiner)
Bill pushes CBAs for Walmart & others:
A Montgomery County bill would require large big-box stores to negotiate a Community Benefits Agreement
with community groups (or try). A similar bill has gone nowhere in the DC Council. (WBJ, City Paper)
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