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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Teen curfew, Metro songs, slashings at the mall

Good morning, and let’s not debate that notion: This will be the best weather day of the week: hot, sunny and lower humidity.

You know you need this for those Metro delays: The fellow who wants to write songs about all the Metrorail stations has his first CD out. but you can stream a few of ’em right here.

Do you know where your teenager will be at 1:30 p.m. today? Unlikely as it might seem, s/he could be at a Montgomery County hearing in Rockville on a proposed (now it becomes clear) curfew.

A man is wandering area malls, slashing backsides with a knife or box-cutter. It’s the latest in a series of four or five incidents, police say.


A home that was acquired for the high-occupancy toll lanes project juts out from the sound barrier at the Gallows Road on ramp to the Beltway. (Katherine Frey - The Washington Post)
A story all about the visuals: You’re driving the Beltway, minding your own business, semi-drugged by the endless sound walls when — wait! A house sticking out, nearly in the on-ramp at Virginia’s Gallows Road? Is it time to stop for coffee?

Strangers in our midst: Amazing personal stories abound in our region. For example, over at National Geographic, the head mapmaker has an interesting job, right? You don’t know the half of Juan Jose Valdez’s story, masterfully told by David Montgomery.

Your home value is underwater, you haven’t gotten a raise since the 20th century, you’re worried about layoffs ... is that what’s bothering you, bunky? Hey, at least you can celebrate that Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno found (another) new home — it’s called Evermay and only cost them a cool $22 million.

Quirky enough for you? We’ve got more, as well as straight news, too, at PostLocal all day and all night.

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