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Morning Notes

by Katie Pyzyk July 20, 2012 at 9:20 am 2,308 21 Comments

911 Outage Scrutinized in Electrocution Death — A Falls Church man died on Sunday after being electrocuted by downed lines during the derecho storm on June 29. Bystanders tried calling 911, but couldn’t get through due to the sporadic outages across Northern Virginia. It’s unclear if the man could have been saved had the system not been down. [Washington Post]

Historic Carlin Hall Gets Facelift — The Glencarlyn Civic Association is pleased with the progress of the $500,000 renovation on the 120-year-old Carlin Hall. The project was originally only intended for replacing some siding, but inspectors found many more areas in need of repair. [Arlington Mercury]

Iota Hosting CD Release Party — Sixteen local bands will be on hand at Iota Club and Cafe in Clarendon on Sunday, to celebrate the release of a CD featuring 20 local artists. The CD includes a variety of music, from punk-pop to hip hop. The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and admission is $10. [WTOP]

  • Ted

    Dozens of seriously ill elderly persons w/o power and air conditioning died at home or in hospitals between June 29th and July 6th.

    • mark

      I would imagine dozens of people died during that time frame. That would happen in any time frame you choose. But you have no proof (because it’s not true) that any of it was caused by the lack of power.

      • PeteGriffin

        Kind of true, but I get the feeling you’re that breed of troll that just gets a big woody playing devil’s advocate to prove to everyone there’s another side to every argument. Am I right? Am I right?

        • Westover

          You might be right, but you might also be wrong. Can you prove you are not wrong????

          • PeteGriffin

            Eeeeeeeeeh no…but I can burp and fart at the same time.

        • mark

          Calling out falsehoods and making some others all incensed by it at the same time? That DOES give me a woody… thanks for the great morning.

      • Proof Demander

        Let’s see your proof that it’s not true.

        • mark

          D minus for logic.

      • drax

        Yes, medical examiners can indeed decide that a cause of death was heat.

    • Westover

      Refrence please? You make it sound like our little Katrina.

    • Not so fast

      Across the entire country, maybe. In our area? Doubtful. I’d have to see a source before I’d believe it’s not hyperbole.

  • T:GEOA

    Finally ArlNow gives us some morning wood.

    • Trev Frye Boots

      + many

    • TJLinBallston

      Wickedly hilarious!

  • BrownFlipFlops

    First – let’s make sure, if Verizon mislead our procurement officials about the reliability of the 911 system they sold us, they are held accountable. What I’m about to say in no way implies there’s no need to investigate what the hell happened to our 911 system during the storm.

    There is something you can do to help, though. DON’T CALL 911 FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN A REAL EMERGENCY. Use 911 for things like someone needing IMMEDIATE medical attention, something that’s on fire right now, or a serious crime that’s happening now.

    For everything else, use a non-emergency number. For the Arlington Police, that number is (703) 558-2222. You’ll get a dispatcher who can call fire trucks, ambulances, and police units, BUT YOUR CALL WON’T BE IN FRONT OF ANOTHER CALL ABOUT A REAL EMERGENCY. The dispatcher can prioritize the call, and get resources rolling, as appropriate.

  • Clarendon

    Way to go Evry and IOTA for promoting local bands!

  • sunflower

    anyone seen/heard from josh s?? i miss his rationality. or was he someone else in disguise and i’m the only one who didnt know it.

    • Noonan

      pfft, looked in the mirror lately?

    • drax

      I thought I was Josh S.

      • sunflower

        …and i thought you were mark (or greg, or……..)

        • sunflower

          or mike

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