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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/16/2011

A.M. Buzz: A riverfront’s blues and hopes

Good morning. After a good start in cleaning up the Anacostia by getting rid of all those discarded plastic bags, we awake to an oil spill on the river.

A riverfront that could be: The Southwest waterfront, long underused and full of potential, may be revitalized next year, with plans for $1.5 billion worth of apartments, cafes, restaurants, a cultural center and a square.

Special education students in the District get to school by bus, but those buses haven’t had proper maintenance — such as annual brake inspections, a court-appointed special master reports.

Great Falls resident Bob Morris shows off some of the vintage automobiles inside his garage. (Tracy A. Woodward - The Washington Post)
Nobody needs to tell us about the increasing disparity of wealth in this country; Great Falls has become the home of many of the rich who have reaped the benefits of government contracts. They must be the ones who told the Gallup poll from their downtown pied-a-terres that they had great economic confidence in the future.

The 91-year-old Georgetown socialite found slain Friday had sought protective orders from her much-younger husband several times because of violent incidents, police records show.

The latest in the Night Lives series takes us to Stephens City, Va., where a couple runs a drive-in movie theater.

That’s all for now; See you on PostLocal.

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