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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

A.M. Buzz: Work takes a toll

Good morning. You’ve got to work, whether you’re a teacher, a waitress, an athlete or you’re in the tourism trade. But it isn’t easy.

Your job is disappearing, and you’re not fired, exactly. That cold-hearted message to 660 DC teachers has a twist: no guarantee you will get the new job if you find it (as used to be the case), because principals can reject you. The schools says it’s because of budget problems, but the union notes that new, young teachers are being recruited.

In Montgomery County schools, meanwhile, the school board is expected this morning to approve the contract and salary of new superintendent Joshua P. Starr.

Redskins defensove linman Albert Haynesworth (John McDonnell - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Here’s a tip: Redskins player Albert Haynesworth, who says he’s guilty only of leaving a lousy tip, is scheduled to be arraigned today in court on a charge of sexual assault of a waitress in February at a Washington hotel bar. The waitress has a very different version of events.

Virginia dithers. Virginians are about evenly split on gay marriage, a new Washington Post poll says, which is a shocker since, just five years ago, the commonwealth’s voters amended its constitution to ban the same.

Terrapins find a coach. Mark Turgeon of Texas A&M will be Maryland’s next men’s basketball coach.

More tourists, we bet. Destination DC, the capital city’s tourism bureau, will reveal this morning how much visitors spent here in 2010. The 2009 number was $5.2 billion.

All the local breaking news can be found at our PostNow blog; all local news at PostLocal.

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