Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com May 25, 2012 at 9:12 am 3,248 26 Comments

‘Flags-In’ Ceremony at Arlington National — As they have done every year since 1948, members of the “Old Guard,” 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, placed an American flag at every grave in Arlington National Cemetery yesterday evening. The annual “Flags-In” ceremony is held each year in advance of Memorial Day weekend. The flags will be removed after Memorial Day. [Houston Chronicle]

Shuttleworth Campaign Profiled — Bruce Shuttleworth, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Jim Moran for the Eighth District Democratic congressional nomination, says he’s running against the 11-term congressman because of alleged ethics violations. “I think he votes the right way on social values, but he brazenly embraces conflicts of interest, and I think that’s unacceptable,” Shuttleworth told the Washington Post. Shuttleworth’s campaign, however, seems like a long shot — in March a group called the Campaign for Primary Accountability pulled its support of Shuttleworth to focus on “races where challengers understand what they must do to prevail.” [Washington Post]

Guas Returns to New Orleans — Bayou Bakery (1515 N. Courthouse Road) owner David Guas has returned to his native New Orleans — for the weekend. Guas will be appearing at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, a food festival, where he will demonstrate how to make “crawfish cheesecake” and then serve as a judge for the fifth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-off. Guas is described by his hometown newspaper as “a New Orleans-native, Harley-riding, duck-hunting, bass-fishing chef.” [New Orleans Times-Picayune]

Zapatat Tackles Tough Tattoo Removals — Ballston-based Zapatat (820 N. Pollard Street) has already attracted some 1,500 clients for its laser tattoo removal service. The business is now experimenting with a new laser removal process that is purported to remove tattoos in a quarter of the time of the usual method. [Washington Post]

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • enough already

    I pray Shuttleworth can beat that corrupt, unethical, incompetent Moran

  • kc

    Anyone have any idea what was going on near Rosslyn metro last night. I came out of the station at about 9:30 and there were at least a dozen emergency vehicles on the east side of the station. Looked like mostly fire trucks on the north end of the street and Metro and Arlington County police at the south end. Can’t find anything about it on news sites. Maybe something going on at the construction site but I can find anything.

  • Cherrydaler

    Student Tour Group Sickened at Rosslyn Metro Station
    At least three students were treated for hydration at the Rosslyn Metro Station

    By Kari Cashdollar
    | Friday, May 25, 2012 | Updated 7:55 AM EDT

    Three students were treated after members of their tour group showed symptoms of dehydration on Thursday evening.

    The 200 person tour group was at the Rosslyn Metro Station around 9:00 p.m. when at least one of the students got sick on the platform.

    Three students were taken to the hospital to get fluids. The station was closed for about 30 minutes as a precaution.

    • DarkHeart

      By Clarence Williams, Published: May 24

      Authorities briefly shut down the entrance to the Rosslyn Metro station Thursday evening after one sick child vomited on platform, which prompted a large crowd of young people to run out of the station, officials said.

      The incident happened just after 9 p.m. when about 200 or more youths entered the station in Arlington, said Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman. One of the juveniles became ill, and immediately other children reacted, running from the station.

      The rush of youths from the station forced authorities to respond, and they briefly shut down the entrances for about 10 minutes as they investigated, Stessel said. Nothing hazardous was found and the station reopened.

      Rail service was not affected.

      • kc

        Thanks. I had checked the Post website but didn’t see the article. Hard to believe there were so many emergency vehicles for this type of situation but I guess they assumed something worse.

    • WeiQiang

      Alternate title: Puke Prompts Panic

      • drax

        199 kids simultaneously exclaim “Ewwwwwwww!”

    • kc


  • Arlington voter

    “Although both campaigns say they want to hold debates, so far no group has extended an official invitation to the two candidates.”

    Don’t the local Democratic groups normally hold debates? Why nothing from the Arlington or Alexandria Democrats?

  • Hikin’ the pike

    Thanks for the flags and the dedication.

  • South Awwlington

    Most excellent morning picture. Thank you!

  • DeportEmAll

    What kind of “youths” are we talking about?

  • Arlington Snob

    “Guas is described by his hometown newspaper as ”a New Orleans-native, Harley-riding, duck-hunting, bass-fishing chef.”

    I will no longer frequent his restaurant now that I know he pollutes our pristine Arlington silence with his noisy Harley…that is just despicable. I bet he secretly looks like Dawg the Bounty Hunter and purposefully runs red lights to try and mow down pedestrians, much like he snuffs the life out of innocent animals by duck hunting and bass fishing.

  • nom de guerre

    If all instances of anyone puking in Arlington were reported it would be considered an epidemic. Especially in Clarendon after midnight after consuming the MOST PERFECT SLICE with optional powdered garlic with your brahs.

    • WeiQiang

      200 juveniles … 9pm … wtf. Who did the logistics on this herd?

  • John Fontain

    Zapatat is offering a memorial weekend special: Free sandwich from Sam’s Corner with any tramp stamp removal.

    • Montana Society

      The Montana Society is pleased to partner with Sam’s Corner to provide the ingredients for these sandwiches.

    • nom de guerre

      As a tribute to our esteemed and welcomed guests participating in the Rolling Thunder Rally this Memorial Day weekend, Sam’s Corner is proud to offer Vietnamese style grilled pork with a carrot, cucumber, daikon radish and bean sprout slaw infused with nuoc mam, on a artisan french baguette topped with toasted peanuts. If you come riding your Harley and can show proof that you have received a citation for running a red light and almost injuring a pedestrian during a dry run the sandwich is free. Friday though Monday-only while supplies last.

      That is all.

      • WeiQiang

        I only *hope* that you rolled in those subtle references intentionally.

        Well played for so early in the morning, sir

        • nom de guerre

          And a good morning to you and everyone else. Thank you for your kind words.

          [ Goes to nearest 7-11 to polish bollard ]

          [Writes reminder to visit Sam’s Corner later today because sandwich description has made me hungry ]

          • drax

            See – bollards CAN be a hazard.

      • John Fontain

        “If you come riding your Harley and can show proof that you have received a citation for running a red light and almost injuring a pedestrian during a dry run the sandwich is free.”

        nice work.

  • concerned local coot

    anyone know what was going on with the heavy police presence at washington blvd. and pershing dr./bryan st. this morning around 6:50?

    there were several police cruisers and officers staged between the gas stations and i saw one officer with his AR-15 drawn.

    • WeiQiang

      Gun safety class was letting out in Lyon Park.

    • DeportEmAll

      Ditto for the MASSIVE police presence and disruptions in Rosslyn around 1030. Hordes of people in the streets. WTF?

  • YTK

    I walked thru Arlington Cemetary yesterday to honor a loved one– and it was so peaceful,so beautiful — the soldiers were placing flags on all the graves and people were walking around paying their respects.


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