Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com November 25, 2011 at 5:00 am 2,477 16 Comments

Extended Mall Hours for Black Friday — Arlington’s two biggest shopping malls will be open earlier than usual for the traditional post-Thanksgiving shop-a-thon known as Black Friday. Ballston Common Mall will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., while Pentagon City mall will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Eminent Domain Change Proposed — A proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution would make it harder for localities to seize private property under eminent domain laws. The amendment, which has the support of some General Assembly Republicans, is being proposed at a time when Arlington is threatening to use eminent domain to purchase an office building in Courthouse. [Washington Times]

Romeo and Juliet in Crystal City — Synetic Theater’s dialogue-less production of Romeo and Juliet premieres today in Crystal City. The physical theater company’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragic love story runs through Dec. 23. [Synetic Theater]

‘Arlington Rap’ Guy Gets Write-In Votes — ‘Arlington Rap’ artist Remy Munasifi was among the recipients of write-in votes in this month’s County Board election. Munasifi received four out of the more than 1,000 write-in votes cast. A host of local and national politicians — George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton among them — were also written-in for the Board race. Write-in votes for commonwealth’s attorney, meanwhile, included rapper Lil Wayne, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. [Sun Gazette]

Yorktown to Play for Regional Championship Today — The undefeated Yorktown Patriots football team will face the South County Stallions at 1:30 p.m. today for the Northern Region Championship. The victor will win the right to advance to the state football playoffs. The game is being played at Yorktown High School stadium (2700 N. Greenbrier Street).

  • JimPB

    ARLNow.Com — an early AM poster on Black Friday. Does this indicate that you’re off to the stores to report on and perhaps participate in the (store owner dreams of) frenzied shopping

    How many are saving rather than spending their money today? Arm raised here.

    How many will exercise today specifically to counter yesterday’s feasting? Arm raised here.

  • Charlie

    I hear the crowd at ballston mall is nuts.
    But we don’t have some of the crazy chain stores here so maybe th insanity will be muted.

    Btw, need help w the wine? Leftovers are ok, but no wine should be “leftover”

  • soarlslacker

    There is a theory that it is a crime to waste alcohol. Today is a good day to clean (the house, the car, the yard, the kitchen) and avoid the retail madness.

  • You would not catch me dead in a store today. I plan to finish the season’s yard work, clean up the house a bit, take a long walk with the dog, and overall enjoy NOT participating in Black Friday.

    Where is the beer in that fridge?

    • P.S. – The old lady might be planning a trip to a store, but later today (and without me).

  • ArlForester

    Remy’s Arlington Rap was funny. It’s been downhill from there. Please go away.

    • Brandon C

      I wonder how many people who wrote him in realize how libertarian/conservative his personal politics are. He’s been sponsored by “ReasonTV” and other conservative outlets and is against things like “Cap & Trade.”

      I think his songs are generally clever (I actually was inspired to make my own Taboule after hearing his “Taboule Song), but the ones that are political are not only below the quality of his other efforts, they’ll end up alienating a lot of his local fans here in “The Democratic Republic of Arlington.”

  • charlie

    you should NEVER store eggs in the door of the fridge, despite the cute little eggs trays put there. It is not cold enough in the door for the eggs to stay safe.

    • Bob32

      That’s wrong, actually. In other countries, eggs aren’t even refrigerated in the store. And they’re not refrigerated from the time the hen lays the egg till the time they’re put in the carton.

    • Josh S

      Yeah, except for all those millions of eggs that people have consumed from the refrigerator door over decades and have not gotten sick or died.

    • Charlie

      Fine. Google it.

      • Josh S

        No, I’m sure the USDA itself probably recommends not keeping eggs in the refrigerator door. I’m just saying reality has a way of revealing its own truths. The USDA must warn people if the increased risk is greater than zero. But things are relative. If I have a one in a million chance of getting sick from eggs stored in the coldest part of the frig but a one in 900,000 chance of getting sick from eggs stored in the refrigerator door, I’m not going to lose sleep over it.

    • Why is the door not the same temperature (within a degree or so) as the rest of the fridge? There is a thermostat in the fridge which measures the air temperature. The eggs, on the door, are exposed to the air in the fridge. They should not be more than a degree or two different from the thermostat temperature at most. What is your reasoning?

    • charlie

      i don’t know about all the stuff on eggs. yeah, low probability.
      i’m just echoing a report from somewhere about the irony of the egg thing that comes installed in the fridge is actually bad for you.

      i’m just looking out for Scott’s health. what would happen if arlnow disappeared?
      Would we actually work during the day? Would someone take over?

      • drax

        Except its not bad for you.

  • westover leftover

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