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The Buzz: May, 2012

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Spelling Bee 2012: Can you spell these words?

Listen to these words and test your spelling knowledge.

By Ryan Kellett and Haley Crum  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Chuck Brown draws crowds to Howard Theatre

An all-day viewing at the Howard Theatre begins for Chuck Brown, the godfather of go-go.

By Carol Morello  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Services for Go-Go Godfather Chuck Brown

Following a public viewing Tuesday, a memorial service will be held Thursday.

By Washington Post staff  |  06:49 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Weekend preview: Battling on behalf of veterans; searching for the song of the summer; lighting the Apocalypse

Battling on behalf of veterans; searching for the song of the summer; lighting the Apocalypse.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:15 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Maryland teen to compete in National Geographic Bee finals; how do you stack up? (Quiz)

Take our quiz to see how your geography knowledge stacks up.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:10 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Tips for Memorial Day travelers

Avoid the rush with alternate routes out of town, get the latest weather predictions and more.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  04:36 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Wear a Life Jacket to Work Day kicks off Safe Boating Week in Maryland

In an effort to increase boating safety awareness, Maryland’s Natural Resources Police are encouraging people to swap their suit jackets for flotation devices today.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:27 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Bike to Work; spokesperson for D.C. Council member Marion Barry; D.C. delegate silenced on abortion bill (A.M. Buzz)

Bike to Work; spokesperson for D.C. Council member Marion Barry; D.C. delegate silenced on abortion bill.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:12 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Food truck options for D.C. vegetarians; which opposing player torments the Redskins the most?

Vegetarian food truck options and a look at what player torments the Redskins the most top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Remembering Chuck Brown; a save haven for homeless youth; ex-D.C. teacher on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list (A.M. Buzz)

Remembering Chuck Brown; a save haven for homeless youth; former Beauvoir teacher on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:49 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Kenyan McDuffie’s election meaningful for Ward 5; Old Md. police station could be converted into arts center

What Kenyan McDuffie’s election means for Ward 5 and a creative idea for an old police station top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:01 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Bike to Work Day expected to draw thousands of D.C. area bicyclists Friday

More than 10,000 Washington area cyclists are expected to participate this year.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:58 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Gay judicial candidate rejected in Va.; George Huguely police interview made public; D.C.’s Kenyan McDuffie wins Ward 5 seat (A.M. Buzz)

Gay judicial candidate rejected in Va.; George Huguely police interview made public; Kenyan McDuffie wins District’s Ward 5 seat.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Triple Ironman Frank Fumich treks to North Pole

Carrying 100 pounds of gear, the Arlington native made the six-day trek after undergoing back surgery.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Dog park coming to Clarendon; Maryland’s Corridor Cities Transitway plan finalized

A dog park coming to Clarendon and improved rail commuting in Maryland top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 05/15/2012

500 trombone players to perform at Nationals Park on June 1

Arena Stage is hoping to draw attention to music education needs in the D.C. region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:59 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Potomac named nation’s most endangered river; George Huguely trial evidence to be displayed (A.M. Buzz)

Potomac named nation’s most endangered river; George Huguely trial evidence to be displayed; D.C. voters to replace Harry Thomas Jr.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:17 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Police Week draws officers, fans to D.C.

The annual ceremonies bring officers — and traffic — to the District.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/14/2012

D.C.’s bikeability ranked; concern that Maryland income tax rise could hurt new business

A ranking of D.C.’s bikeability and concerns over Maryland’s income tax increase top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 05/14/2012

A.M. Buzz: Pepco pruning; dangers of sign-spinning; parents who text and drive

Pepco pruning; dangers of sign-spinning; parents who text and drive.

By Washington Post staff  |  06:43 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/11/2012

D.C. Metro announcements: The voice of New York City subway system weighs in

Bernie Wagenblast, an announcer for the New York City subway system, offers tips for creating a good train announcement.

By Mark S. Luckie and Ryan Kellett  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Gay marriage in Maryland could see boost in support; new statistics on homelessness in D.C.

Our picks for the five best local blog posts from the past week.

By Andy Smith  |  11:35 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Redskins show off throwback uniforms; gay marriage a tense issue for Virginia’s Tim Kaine; Capitals prepare for Game 7 (A.M. Buzz)

Redskins show off throwback uniforms; gay marriage a tense issue for Virginia’s Tim Kaine; Capitals prepare for Game 7.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:27 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/10/2012

National Mall proposed designs offer good ideas; Sally Kauffman revives her art career

An analysis of new designs for the National Mall and a local artist utilizing social media top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Washington is the best city to find a job right now, according to report

Washington has been named the best city for finding employment right now.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:35 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Bucket list meets public art in ‘Before I Die...’; Capitals move on to Game 7; don’t become the victim of a police impersonator (A.M. Buzz)

Bucket list meets public art in ”Before I Die...”; Capitals move on to Game 7; don’t become the victim of a police impersonator.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Metro train announcements: Readers give it a shot

Too quiet? Too loud? Not clear enough? Riders called in and tried to enunciate better than the pros.

By Mark S. Luckie and Ryan Kellett  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Park View elementary school receives grant for library; JaVale McGee’s success a test for Wizards fans

An elementary school receives a big grant and how Wizards fans should handle JaVale McGee’s success top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/09/2012

U.S. News report: Best high schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

High schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia were named among the best in the nation, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Poor in Northern Va. hit hardest by recession; D.C. kids need more mental health help; Capitals vs. Rangers in Game 6 (A.M. Buzz)

Poor in Northern Va. hit hardest by recession; D.C. kids need more mental health help; Capitals vs. Rangers in Game 6.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Caribbean Carnival headed to Baltimore; Scam in Annandale, Virginia targets the elderly

The Caribbean Carnival moves to Baltimore and a scam in Annandale targeting the elderly top Tuesday’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Chuck Brown health mystery solved; woman charged in road rage death; Prince Harry visits D.C. (A.M. Buzz)

Chuck Brown health mystery solved; woman charged in road-rage death; Prince Harry visits D.C.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:44 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Squirrel the natural choice for D.C. state animal; Good Stuff Eatery comes to Crystal City

A suggestion for D.C.’s official state animal and a look at a local gardener meet-up top Monday’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Metro train announcements: Can you do better?

Here’s your chance to try your hand at being the voice of a Metro train. We want to hear your best or worst rendition of a train announcement.

By Mark S. Luckie  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Dreamliner jumbo jet to land at Reagan National Airport as part of world tour

The souped-up jumbo jet is expected to arrive in Washington about 11 a.m. Monday as part of its world tour.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:11 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Prince Harry to be honored in D.C. for work with wounded veterans

Britain’s so-called “spare to the heir” will accept an award for his charitable work for wounded service members Monday night.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:45 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Low-cost housing disappears as rent soars in D.C.; a beer-drinker’s paradise in northern Virginia; Prince Harry comes to town (A.M. Buzz)

Low-cost housing disappears as rent soars in D.C.; a beer-drinker’s paradise in northern Virginia; Prince Harry comes to town.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:03 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Capital Bikeshare expands into Maryland; liquor license moratorium for U Street debated

Our picks for the five best local blog posts from the past week.

By Andy Smith  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/04/2012

‘Lemonaide Day’ in Alexandria raises money for at-risk kids

Saturday’s event, sponsored by Kids Helping Kids, is part of a four-day, city-wide fundraising effort.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Yeardley Love’s mother sues U-Va. coaches; planning for Cinco de Mayo; where are all the Nats fans?

Yeardley Love’s mother sues U-Va. coaches; planning for Cinco de Mayo; where are all the Nats fans?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:42 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Cinco de Mayo 2012: A celebration of all things Mexican in D.C.

There’s no shortage of tequila-fueled parties, food and cultural events this weekend.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Arlington County Police Department honored; Capitals and Rangers battle late into the night

Two Arlington County Police Department members honored for their service to the elderly tops today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Rangers upend Caps in triple-overtime; rapes shake up Hyattsville area; ex-D.C. Council member Harry Thomas to be sentenced (A.M. Buzz)

Rangers upend Caps in triple-OT Game 3; rapes rattle Hyattsville area; ex-D.C. Council member to be sentenced.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:19 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Harmonica-playing elephant is National Zoo’s newest star (Video)

The National Zoo’s pandas get plenty of attention, but now an elephant with an ear for music is ready to take the spotlight.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Redskins new-look offense for 2012; skateboard plaza planned in Annandale

The Redskins new-look offense and a skateboard plaza in Virginia top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Cities in Va., Md. recognized among nation’s most ‘playful’

Five cities in Maryland and four in Virginia were recognized for encouraging children to play.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:04 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Zombies meet bureaucrats in Va.; possible layoffs at Md. hospitals; anti-terror teams on Metro this week (A.M. Buzz)

Possible layoffs at Md. hospitals; anti-terror teams on Metro this week; zombies meet bureaucrats in Va.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:17 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Capital Bikeshare riders and helmet usage; what to wear to summer concerts in D.C.

Why a study on helmet usage among Capital Bikeshare riders might be misleading tops today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dmvreads

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Zoo hopes for baby panda; Md. 2010 robo-calls on trial; McDonnell’s voter ID dilemma (A.M. Buzz)

Zoo hopes for baby panda; Md. 2010 robo-calls on trial; McDonnell’s voter ID dilemma

By Jimm Phillips  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/01/2012

National Zoo tweets artificial insemination of giant panda Mei Xiang

Despite the dwindling hope of a panda cub, the zoo’s live tweets throughout the procedure maintained an air of optimism.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo, Animals

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Washington tops U.S. cities for women’s well-being, report says

New research gives Washington ladies top marks for something other than attractiveness and drinking habits.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Car2go membership analyzed; Best places to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo

Analyzing a car2go membership and good spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo top today’s best local blog posts.

By Andy Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Md. at center of DNA rights debate; Silver Line future in jeopardy; Joel Osteen’s ‘Night of Hope’ (A.M. Buzz)

Maryland at center of DNA rights debate; Silver Line’s future in jeopardy; Joel Osteen’s night at Nats Park.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:53 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

 

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