Maryland, Virginia and D.C.’s weirdest news

February 14, 2014

Washingtonian Angela Napili says the National Zoo’s Amazonia exhibit, which replicates the diverse ecosystem of a tropical rainforest, is a difficult place to photograph because of its low lighting. But, as she points out, it also makes for a dramatic background. Pictured here is a Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird. (Angela Napili / For Express)

IMPATIENCE

She Wanted Her Slushie, And She Wanted It Now

A woman in Manassas, Va., took a joyride from one 7-Eleven parking lot to another 7-Eleven about a mile away last month. Police said Natasha Cook, 30, had been waiting in the parked car while its driver was in the store when she hopped into the driver’s seat and took off. Cook was arrested and charged with grand larceny and driving on a revoked license, Manassas Police said.

POPPYCOCK!

“I find naming streets after prominent persons does help me with wayfinding.”

— Dino Drudi, an Alexandria resident, spoke out against an ordinance passed by Alexandria’s City Council last month. It repealed a requirement that new streets be named after either confederate military leaders or prominent people or places in American history, Old Town AlexandrIa Patch reported.

CONSTRUCTION WOES

Your Crack Is Showing …

Bethesda commuters may have been startled to find an 8-inch-wide trench running across Wisconsin Avenue near its intersection with Leland Street last month, BethesdaNow reported. The State Highway Administration said crews had been working overnight and did not have time to cover the utility trenches left behind. It has since been filled.

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Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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Tracy Krulik · February 14, 2014