A.M. Buzz: Coupons, fastballs, DMV blogs

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Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor sorts her coupons while shopping. She has been teaching others how to coupon effectively. (Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Young entrepreneurs are making their presence felt in the Washington area, Capital Business reports, with a series of stories on the new capitalists who have an idea and the wherewithal to put it into action.

When a patient shoots and kills her psychiatrist, people jump to conclusions. Here’s an interesting exploration of both Mark Lawrence, the McLean mental health physician, and Barbara Newman, an immunologist who fired a gun. The story might upset those notions.

We Nats fans have not had much to cheer of late, but did you hear that Stephen Strasburg is back on the mound at Hagerstown and struck out four of eight batters?

Most bugs don’t bother me, but it seems that stinkbugs freak out our neighbors in the DMV. They’re baaaaack...

Looks like PostLocal now has a trio of blogs based on the three jurisdictions in the DMV: the renamed and refocused District of DeBonis, the relatively new Rosenwald, Md. and Tom Jackman’s increasingly well-established State of NoVa.

More to come today and this week at PostLocal.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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