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Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com October 14, 2011 at 8:36 am 2,060 13 Comments

More US Airways Flights at DCA? — US Airways is seeking regulatory approval for a plan that will give it more flights in and out of Reagan National Airport. The airline, which serves almost 4 million passengers annually at DCA, has negotiated a deal to acquire some of Delta’s take-off and landing slots in exchange for cash and slots at LaGuardia Airport in New York. [Sun Gazette]

Local Dog a Frontrunner in Postal Contest — Jordy, a mixed-breed terrier who resides in Arlington, is a frontrunner in an online contest organized by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. Jordy is currently neck-and-neck with a terrier mix named Bentley in a contest to find an Owney lookalike — Owney, for the uninitiated, is a postal service mascot of yesteryear. Owner and Arlington resident Patrice Robinson is trying to rally locals to vote for Jordy. Voting is being conducted on Facebook. [Washington Post, Facebook]

Patch Adams Rallies D.C. Protesters — East Falls Church resident Dr. Patch Adams, of eponymous film fame, rallied “Occupy D.C.” protesters in the District last night. While there, the 66-year-old Dr. Adams told the Huffington Post that President Obama’s health care reform efforts have been worthless. “He sold out,” Adams said. [Huffington Post]

  • Greg

    I hope that squirrel is not speeding on 16th St. He could be directly responsible for additional traffic calming measures.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      LOL! Might get a couple of new traffic circles.

  • He isn’t going to find any acorns on that double yellow.

  • Cardinal Fan

    That is a good St. Louis Cardinal Omen.

    • Aaron

      And Dremo’s dreams a-dying are an ominous omen for the Milwaukee Brewers. If only there were some way to convey these omens to the teams involved so that they would know the outcome of tonight’s game….

  • I’ll root for beer over birds any day

  • Fan3

    Swapping Delta’s convenient, high-quality service and access to its excellent international network for USAirways’ decrepit budget service will be a huge loss for DCA.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      I flew US Airways once, about 12 years ago to Orlando. Vowed I’d never fly US Airways again unless there was no alternative. Worst service of any airline I ever experienced.

    • david

      I’ve heard that they are going to keep the hourly service to Atlanta so you’ll still have access to the international network. However, the other routes are going to take a substantial hit. This is not a good thing for DCA at all.

  • DarkHeart

    So Patch Adams competes in facial hair contests?

  • Bullwinkle

    ROCKY!!! Where have you been????

  • Thanks ARLnow for supporting me! The votes are coming in! Check out my facebook page for details on my public appearance this afternoon.

  • charlie

    unlike future cars navigating speed bumps, this tree rat is staying to his side of the double yellow.

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