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by ARLnow.com August 25, 2011 at 9:06 am 2,302 26 Comments

Aftershock Felt Across Region — A 4.5 magnitude aftershock jolted some residents out of bed just after 1:00 last night. The epicenter of the aftershock was five miles south of Mineral, Virginia, epicenter of Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude quake. [U.S. Geological Survey]

Arlington Was Krupicka’s Waterloo — In the three-way primary battle for the 30th District state Senate seat, Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka picked up nearly half of the vote in his hometown. But he garnered a measly 14 percent of the vote in Arlington, allowing Del. Adam Ebbin to press his local advantage and claim victory. “Ignore Arlington at your peril,” says the Sun Gazette. Meanwhile, Krupicka says his political career may be over. [Sun Gazette, Del Ray Patch]

Design Proposal for Ft. Myer Heights Playground — The design for a new playground in Ft. Myer Heights includes “nature-themed playground apparatuses,” “two picnic tables and a barbecue” and “a sand play area with a non-potable water pump.” [Ode Street Tribune]

  • Burger

    As a side not on politics. Caren Merrick was doing some door-to-door campaigning yesterday and stopped by my house. She was extremely friendly and I learned a great deal more about her. For example, I didn’t know she had started a software business out of her home that eventually grew into webMethods. Given the employment issues of this country, even in Virginia, the state and country need more people like her.

    Considering the mudslinging that went on between the Favola and the other guy. she would definitely be a good choice in my view.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      @Buger, I agree.

    • Funny

      Burger’s comments paid for by Merrick ‘ans for hypocrisy. Not affiliated with the Hipocrites of America.

      • Burger

        I don’t think you know what hypocrisy means.

  • The aftershock woke me up. Slept not so great after it.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      @OB, I heard a low rumble just after 1 a.m. that barely woke me up, but I was able to get back to sleep. I checked the house after I woke up at my usual 5:30 to get ready for work; house was OK. I hope you, your house and your dog are OK.

  • Southeast Ben

    Does anyone find it slightly humorous that the catcher is wearing a batting helmet for softball (morning notes photo)?

    • billj

      I think there’s a clear face shield on it…

      On a side note, the batter should straighten out his front leg for a bit more power

      • Southeast Ben

        And none of his weight is on his back foot. No “squishing the bug.”

  • Ted williams

    Didn’t feel a thing.

  • YTK

    Slept right thru it — musta thought it was the neighbors going at it again.

  • Voted Tuesday

    Anyone else noticing that Jamie Areizaga-Soto has yet to remove his campaign signs from the medians? Makes me glad I voted for Barbara, as execreble as she is.

    And I’ll vote for her again in November, too. Caren Merrick may be accopmplished, but she’s a Republican, and someone needs to hold the Cooch at bay.

    • Burger

      According to VA code, you have a certain timeframe to take down signs. I think it is a week but could be wrong.

      • Funny

        Not a Va. Code Burger. Ignorance really is your bliss I guess.

    • KalashniKEV

      It’s been well documented here that both dems are duds. Merrick is the only logical choice.

      • KalashniKEV

        I also <3 the Cooch!!!!!

        • Tabby

          What is THAT? A woodie?

          • Josh S

            That’s a heart, Tabs.

  • Captain Obvious

    Rob sounds exceptionally bratty and ungracious with this whole taking his toys and going home bit. Further proof that he was not the right person for the job.

  • charlie

    Caren Merrick plans to buy this election. Wait to see how much of her money (webMethods money) is spent to win a job that pays like $25,000. It is just nuts. Park your ego and go do something useful with the money. Please.

    • Burger

      Didn’t the Democrats in the primary spend something like 550K for the 25K job.

      According to the Sun Gazette Areizaga-Soto pumped more than $200,000 into his campaign.

      • KalashniKEV

        JAS supports the Criminal Alien agenda… I think some of that might have been Cartel money.

      • charlie

        yes. that is true.
        now the real game begins.

  • charlie

    Krupicka is a nice guy and a smart leader. Too bad he never left Alexandria to see who those voters are in Arlington. Babs — pay attention. Find your way to mClean and Great Fall. Have Sharon Bulova walk you down Old DOminion Drive.

  • TGEoA

    Babs can’t be bothered to drive out that far

  • Michael H.

    I didn’t notice the aftershock either.

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