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McDonnell OK's Dulles Rail contribution: Governor Bob McDonnell approved a $150 million contribution for the second phase of the Silver Line, but expressed concerns about MWAA's compliance with a law giving Virginia more seats on its board. (Post)

Dulles tolls up: Tolls on the Dulles Toll road increased 25 cents yesterday. The increase will go to toll road maintenance as well as the Silver Line. (WAMU)

DC murders down, PG up: The number of homicides in DC hit its lowest level since 1963. Prince George's County's homicides edged up. (Post)

MoCo bag fee starts: A new 5¢ bag surcharge took effect January 1 in Montgomery County. The law resembles DC's, but includes shops that don't sell food. (Post)

Vending machine serves up safety: A prototype vending machine lets bike sharing riders rent or buy helmets, and return them later for a partial refund. (Boston Globe)

Metrobus crashes rarely fatal: Metrobus drivers are involved in about six collisions a day, however very few of them are fatal. Last week's fatal crash was the first since Spetember 2008. (Examiner)

Gyms move up: Gyms have traditionally been a great fit for underground spaces but some gyms are taking upper levels or even street level space. (Post)

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Steven Yates grew up in Indiana before moving to DC in 2002 to attend college at American University. He currently lives in Southwest DC.  

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Since it's noted where murders in PG increased significantly, wouldn't it be worth noting where the significant decreases were? The difference from 2010 to 2011 was four lives, but the increase in the fourth district was 21 lives. That's too significant to discount what may be progress in the rest of the county.

by selxic on Jan 2, 2012 10:45 am • linkreport

Selxic: where are you getting your more detailed information about PG county from?

by Amberr on Jan 2, 2012 12:10 pm • linkreport

Gyms above the 1st floor---nothing new. Bally's second floor at Mid-Pike Plaza has been around for 5 years or more and I've seen others in the area like the gym at DCUSA, as well as in other cities NYC and Chicago. They also are used to fill space in malls that have lost department store anchors. Gyms are ideal for large spaces in locations that are difficult to fill with retail. Physical therapy practices seem to serve an analogous function in grade B medical office buildings. Typical WaPo "trend" piece with no real research.

by Rich on Jan 2, 2012 12:22 pm • linkreport

I got that from the linked article, Amberr. I wish there were more in the article.

by selxic on Jan 2, 2012 12:43 pm • linkreport

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