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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.

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)

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.

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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