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Morning Notes

by Katie Pyzyk — January 18, 2013 at 9:40 am 1,284 26 Comments

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Citizen Receives Reward for Crime Tip — A tipster will get a $650 reward from Arlington County Crime Solvers (ACCS) for helping police solve a case from Christmas Day. The tipster’s information helped police arrest a suspect from an armed robbery of a 7-Eleven. “We are delighted to pay a reward to a local resident whose tip led to an arrest in an armed robbery,” said ACCS President Andres Tobar. “We encourage local residents who have information on a crime to call the ACCS tip line at 866-411-8477 to remain anonymous. If the tip leads to an arrest, a reward will be paid.” [Arlington County Crime Solvers]

Tejada Launches Campaign Targeting Childhood Obesity — County Board Chairman Walter Tejada kicked off his Moving Forward Together Campaign at a community meeting yesterday. The initiative involves the county working with a volunteer coalition and community members on several points, such as getting kids moving more at recess and in after school programs, establishing healthier vending options and training childcare providers in nutrition and physical activity. Residents are encouraged to get involved with the newly formed Healthy Community Action Team (HCAT). [Arlington County]

Construction Work at Central Library — Work has started on the Central Library’s first major interior renovations since the early 1990s, and includes painting, carpeting, new signs and new desks. Because staff needs to use the Quiet Study Room during construction, it will be closed to the public for the duration of renovations. Construction is expected to finish in the spring. [Arlington Public Library]

Free Inauguration Viewing on the Big Screen — Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike) is allowing customers to stop by on Monday, January 21, to watch the public Presidential Inauguration on the big screen. Admission is free and doors open at 11:00 a.m. [Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse]

Mind Your Body Oasis Grand Opening — Saturday (January 19) is the grand opening celebration for the new Mind Your Body Oasis (1750 Crystal Drive) in Crystal City. There will be raffles and samples of the juices sold at the yoga studio and holistic center. Customers will also be able to try a free yoga class.

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  • Josh S

    Good on the ACDH folks for free inauguration viewing. That’s a great idea and a win-win for everyone.

  • novasteve

    Are kids allowed to play any competive sports any more at recess or did the feel good movement eliminate that? We used to even play cowboys and indians which involved a lot of running around, but no doubt that can’t be allowed anymore due to cultural sensitivities.

    • Novapud

      I think you know the answer to that. Of course they are. You are not Matt Drudge. Get over yourself.

    • MonkeyAllen

      Cowboys and Indians is not a competitive sport. Maybe if you had played football or basketball as a youth you would have more confidence and self esteem and as a result, more going on in your life today.

      • novasteve

        Ironic. Did you see the story on bullying here? Or are you exempt from your hatred of bullying when you bully people? It doesn’t count as bullying if they don’t share my progressive ideals!

        • Josh S

          Steve, we are all operating under the assumption that you are a grown man. Also, you have clearly established a willingness to hurl insults, use derogatory language, and generally huff and puff at your fellow ARLNow poster. Taking those two things into account, it’s basically impossible to bully you.

          • Glebe Roader

            We are NOT all operating under the assumption that he is a grown man. At most a teenager, quite possibly a pre-teen.

          • Josh S

            Or an AI experiment.

          • CourthouseChris

            Yes! Perhaps he’s Mark V. Shaney 2.0; honed by a crack team of right-wing computer scientists.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_V_Shaney

          • CourthouseChris

            By crack team I mean “on crack team”

      • DCBuff

        In all fairness, Steve did not in any way claim that “cowboys and indians” was a competitive sport but rather referred to it as (an activity) involving a lot of running around. If you are going to hammer the guy (which is another issue), do so accurately.

        • drax

          He implied exactly that.

          • Contrary Police

            *Tweeeet!! Tweeeeet!!*
            All right buddy, license and registration please. You’re getting a ticket for excessive contrariness.

      • Dan Snyder

        its is if your the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. Just saying Indians instead of Redskins to be more pc. Probably should have said cowboys and native americans, huh? Then all would be kosher.

    • WeiQiang

      kids wouldn’t even know what you mean by “cowboys and indians”. westerns and cowboy&indian flicks aren’t de rigeur as when you were being cultivated.

      it’s more likely they’d try to replicate the media they are most exposed to these days: Black Ops VII or whatever. and, no, that shouldn’t be permitted.

      • DCBuff

        True enough, mine wouldn’t know what “cowboys and indians” meant (maybe Jamestown settlers and Native Americans or something), but fortunately he wouldn’t really know what “Black Ops VII” would be either. Kids are very much playing at recess. And, looking at the kids at the school my kid attends, obesity there is not the problem it apparently is nationally. But, that may be because APS several years ago adopted the policies that Tejadanaut is calling for.

        • DCBuff

          pls. ignore the dangling preposition. ack.

        • novasteve

          Shouldn’t cowboy be gender neutral? someone could get offended. Cowpersons vs. Native Americans.

  • Jon

    You are the worst kind of troll, it’s almost unbelievable.

    • SomeGuy

      I didn’t think Josh S’s comment was so bad. And I enjoy novasteve’s commentary in general, even when I don’t agree with it.

      One thing I’ve seen both of them do, which is something you might want to try, is use the “Reply” link properly. Also, you should flesh out your attempts at making a point instead of just calling people names and engaging in hyperbole, all in one poorly constructed sentence.

      • B22201

        I don’t agree with most of what Novasteve has to say. .. but he sometimes brings up good points if even for the sake of argument.

    • WeiQiang

      … or you can do WETF you want.

      • SomeGuy

        Yep. That too. I’m just giving free advice.

        • WeiQiang

          so was i. lol.

  • SteamboatWillie

    An autobot troll – I knew there would be an anti-gubment screed from him before I even opened the comments. Rarely right, but never in doubt.

  • R. Griffon

    Something of a tangent, but why have these kinds of outdoor heaters become so popular lately? I guess the flame looks cool, but if you ever walk up to one you’ll find that they put out little to no actual heat. Are they just for decoration?

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