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A.M. Buzz: D.C. water, sex professor, and parking meters

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DC Water, previously known as WASA, is on a PR offensive, with its (relatively) new leader handing out popcorn and water bottles, showing up on YouTube and trying to encourage city residents to forget all about nasty lead in the water, broken fire hydrants and water main breaks. And about that bill...

You heard that the Caps won in double overtime last night, didn’t you? Exciting playoff game. Sports columnist Tracee Hamilton will be chatting about it today at 11 a.m. And at 1 p.m., sportswriters Tarik El-Bashir and Dan Steinberg will do a video chat. You’ll want to take Metrorail to the game tonight.


Another jailbreak by DC youth, this time in South Carolina.

As you struggle along I-395 today, be aware that a report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the Pentagon used faulty data to defend its plan to transfer thousands of defense workers to a massive Alexandria office complex. Local leaders are being urged to use the report in a legal effort to block the move.

Getting ready for the weekend? The Going Out Gurus always have plenty of ideas for happy hours, concerts, dance spots and more than you can imagine.

New this morning:

The new Costco proposed for Wheaton may be in jeopardy. We’ll have the story today on PostLocal

And don’t miss writer Daniel de Vise’s story about a Montgomery College professor of human sexuality who was named Maryland’s top college educator last year.

Yet another way to collect those quarters at the parking meter: using your smartphone.

Prince William County must have the human population figured out, because now it’s moving on to determine where chickens can live.

And even more on PostLocal as the day moves along. We’ll see you there.

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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