Good morning. Another busy news day has begun.
The Metro board this morning will take up issues of shortening station names (we’re looking at you, U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo), the system’s financial condition and new railcars for the Dulles line and to replace some of the aging cannisters we ride everyday. Dana Hedgpeth, @postmetrogirl, will live tweet from the meeting.
Reporter Del Wilber will also be tweeting from the high-profile Roger Clemens trial, although jury selection is still underway and is expected to last until Monday. His Twitter handle is @delwilber, as you might expect.
The quirky Capital Fringe Festival begins today with more than 100 productions. We have a full listing, as well as recommendations, video sneak peaks and reviews.
The Dalai Lama’s 10-day visit to D.C. has prompted a large number of Buddhist events, which are listed here.
Montgomery County requires restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus, but does that change eating habits? “When people come to Five Guys, they know we are not cooking their french fries in water,” said one franchise owner. A new national obesity report is coming out later today. Update: It’s out.
How is it that a 60- to 65-year-old man, wearing a plaid flannel shirt in the midday heat, carrying a shotgun and a hammer, can attack a speed-camera-equipped SUV on a busy highway, then disappear in the woods and escape a police dragnet? They’re still looking near BWI Airport.
We have much more in our report today, but time is running out. Here’s a tip: All the local news blogs can be found here, and they automatically update when a new post is published. Or just go to PostLocal for the cream of the crop.