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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2011

A.M. Buzz: New racing president, silent mayor

Good morning and you’ve got a Tax Day reprieve! It’s Emancipation Day in D.C., which means federal taxes are not due until Monday. It should mean lighter traffic as well. Maybe.

The racing presidents have a new addition: JFK. If you don’t know what that means, you’ve never been to a Nats game. This is big!

Xzavier Montgomery-Wright, the mayor of Brentwood, Md., who was evicted from her home this week, doesn’t want to talk about it. And neither would you if you were accused of obtaining a debit card under the town’s name and using it to cover $7,500 in personal cellphone expenses and a $300 plane ticket, among other charges.

Vernon Peterson has a problem. He’s devoted a good portion of his life to maintaining the small cemetery in Loudoun County. But he’s 80 years old and when the inevitable happens, who will take his place? Thousands of other small cemeteries are facing the same dilemma.

Russ Parr is one of those voices you just know in Washington. The longtime radio deejay has a new book out, a new film project and at least 1.8 million listeners — and untold more on smartphone apps.

We’ve got breaking news, we’ve got blogs and columns, we’ve got education news we’ve got at least three good local stories in the works that will be on PostLocal by midday. And by the way, we’re here all weekend too. Don’t be a stranger.

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