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-- John Wagner

Bullis selects chief

The private Bullis School in Potomac announced Thursday that an education administrator with experience in North Carolina and Prince George's County has been chosen as its new head of school.

Gerald Boarman, chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, will move into the post in July. Previously, Boarman was principal at Oxon Hill Middle School and Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George's. He replaces Tom Farquhar, who is moving to become head of Sidwell Friends School in the District.

-- Nick Anderson


AeroTrain hits bump

On its second day operating, a new underground train that whisks travelers to their gates at Dulles International Airport went out of service for 41 minutes.

The unmanned AeroTrain shut down at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday after control room operators detected an open door in a tunnel between two of the four stations. The door, leading to a maintenance corridor, had mistakenly been left open by a firefighter responding to an unrelated alarm, said Robert Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Dulles.

The airport ran mobile lounges from the main terminal to the gates during the delay; about half of the diesel-powered shuttle buses remain in service.

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