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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

A.M. Buzz: Coupons, fastballs, DMV blogs

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If you are south of Lorton and planning on heading north on I-95, think again. A fatal tractor-trailer accident and fire closed the northbound interstate for hours early this morning and has led to major backups . Keep an eye on Dr. Gridlock for more updates.


Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor sorts her coupons while shopping. She has been teaching others how to coupon effectively. (Astrid Riecken - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Sign of the times: I once knew a woman whose skills with grocery coupons led her to pay almost nothing for groceries for her family of four. Someone like her is teaching others this art, and at no charge, No coupon required.

Young entrepreneurs are making their presence felt in the Washington area, Capital Business reports, with a series of stories on the new capitalists who have an idea and the wherewithal to put it into action.

When a patient shoots and kills her psychiatrist, people jump to conclusions. Here’s an interesting exploration of both Mark Lawrence, the McLean mental health physician, and Barbara Newman, an immunologist who fired a gun. The story might upset those notions.

We Nats fans have not had much to cheer of late, but did you hear that Stephen Strasburg is back on the mound at Hagerstown and struck out four of eight batters?

Most bugs don’t bother me, but it seems that stinkbugs freak out our neighbors in the DMV. They’re baaaaack...

Looks like PostLocal now has a trio of blogs based on the three jurisdictions in the DMV: the renamed and refocused District of DeBonis, the relatively new Rosenwald, Md. and Tom Jackman’s increasingly well-established State of NoVa.

More to come today and this week at PostLocal.

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