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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com September 8, 2011 at 9:16 am 2,134 10 Comments

DCA Workers Injured By Lightning Strike — Two workers at Reagan National Airport were injured after lightning struck near American Airlines Gate 32. The injuries were not considered life-threatening. [WUSA 9]

Recounting 9/11 at Va. Hospital Center — The injured came flooding into Virginia Hospital Center by private car, military vehicle and ambulance on Sept. 11, 2001, employees recalled at a recent commemoration. Now the hospital says they’re better prepared to handle all sorts of emergencies. [MyFoxDC, WTOP]

Rare, Unseen Pentagon Historical Photos — Life Magazine has release a set of previously-unpublished photos of the Pentagon while it was still under construction in the early 1940s. [Life.com]

More on Tuesday’s Candidates Debate — In case you missed Tuesday’s Arlington County Civic Federation-sponsored debate, the Sun Gazette has a summary of the 32nd District state Senate debate between incumbent Sen. Janet Howell and Republican challenger Patrick Forrest, plus the three-way debate between Del. Bob Brink and his independent and Independent Green challengers for the 48th District House of Delegates seat.

GOP Candidate Prepared for Everything — Trying to prove that his long-shot campaign is in it to win it, Republican 30th District state Senate candidate Tim McGhee told attendees at Tuesday night’s debate that he’s prepared for pretty much anything and won’t be making any major policy shifts. “This is a built to last campaign that, whether its hurricanes, earthquakes, UN votes, stock market swings, whatever may be happening, nothing has to change between now and election day,” he said.

  • Steve B

    UN votes? Really?

  • CrystalMikey

    I love those Pentagon photos…thanks for sharing the link!

  • Lou

    Missing from the VHC coverage about 9/11 is any mention of their former urgent care facility on Fern St. A nice article here:

    http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Article/The-Best-Kept-Secret-In-Arlington.aspx

    I worked with one of the authors in planning that facility, which opened not much more than a year earlier. I’m glad it was there.

  • Bluemontsince1961

    UN Votes? What the heck difference does that make for a local campaign that presumably focuses more on local issues, such as jobs and the economy, which are both national and local issues. And people wonder why I turned away from both the Republicans and the Democrats.

    • drax

      You turned from both parties because some guy included UN votes in a list of natural disasters and other distractions to a campaign. Okay.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        No, I turned away from both parties for other reasons and long before Mr. McGhee made his appearance. Hope this clarifies.

        • drax

          Okay, you turned away from both parties long ago because you were completely confused about something else much like you’re completely confused about what this guy was talking about when he mentioned UN votes. Got it.

          • Bluemontsince1961

            Ah, meehoo/dynaroo/normal/samsonite has returned to the ARLnow forum.

  • Steve-O

    Going out on a limb here — Mr. McGhee will not win. You heard it here first.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      I’d say that is a good probability. Another in a long line of GOP “winners” that crop up in Northern VA and have about as much appeal to independent voters as lukewarm coffee.

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