So, while Maryland grad and Montrose Christian alum Greivis Vasquez was doing his best to keep his team in the playoffs, his old school was hiring some guy named Mark Turgeon to coach men's hoops. I won't go so far as to call Turgeon a non-guy — he has won the Big 12 coach of the year award two seasons running — but get ready for the mediocrity era, College Park.
I've never been to prison, but I understand that television is a big deal there. Though sports and soap operas are typical favorites among inmates, Maryland state prisons have taken things a step further with regard to programming. At the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, a weekly in-house TV newscast has become a hit on its closed-circuit network. The Post's Michael S. Rosenwald chronicles the incredibly fascinating world of jailhouse journalism that has fostered a new sense of community in many state facilities.
In the ongoing saga of the Dulles rail project, Fairfax County brass have landed a counterpunch against the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The two have been at loggerheads over the decision to build a Silver Line stop at the airport underground, and the state has threatened not to fund the rail extension if MWAA doesn't choose the less-costly outdoor station option. Now, they've decided to delay the first phase of the project by about eight months by not granting approval for the construction of a critical control room for the line in Falls Church. The Post's Kafia A. Hosh reports on the latest back-and-forth in the quest to bring Metro to Dulles.
These days, you pretty much have to live life under the presumption that everything you do is being watched. And if you enjoy getting hammered in places where tons of people are rolling around with cellphone cameras, you might want to be particularly vigilant about your behavior. One University of Maryland junior recently learned this lesson the hard way when someone filmed her getting into a spat with bar bouncers and her subsequent arrest. To be fair, this incident is somewhat embarrassing for everyone involved. Sidenote: Going barefoot in the bar is not a good look. Campus Overload's Jenna Johnson reports.
Microsoft is still hanging around the relevancy department. The computer giant announced Tuesday that it's buying the popular Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion. I'm not going to lie, I don't think this spells success for Skypers and I also thought that maybe the company was worth more money. Critical detail: Xbox users will now be able to use the service through their game consoles and it will be supported by the Outlook e-mail program and Windows smartphones.
• Maria Shriver and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are getting separated. I don't particularly care about this, except for the fact that it allows me to share this glorious tweet from Kelly Oxford, who calls them the "He-Man and Skeletor of our generation."
• If this freaks you out, I apologize. But this is a story about conjoined twins born with a single body in China. Yes, there are pictures, and yes it's a bit shocking if you're squeamish.
• Have you still not liked my new Facebook fan page? C'mon folks. Get on it. And tell your friends!
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