Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com August 30, 2012 at 9:15 am 4,571 13 Comments

Man Busted for Meth Lab Worked for USA Today — One of the men arrested in connection with a suspected meth lab in a Virginia Square apartment building used to be a journalist who was regularly published in USA Today. Leonard Fischer, 44, was formerly a technology reporter for Gannett News Service. [Jim Romenesko, Kenneth in the 212]

Arlington Unemployment Rate Declines — Arlington still has the lowest unemployment rate in Virginia. Arlington’s jobless rate dipped from 3.7 percent in June to 3.5 percent in July, according to newly-released data. The average in Virginia is 6 percent, and the national unemployment rate is 8.6 percent. [Sun Gazette]

Outdoor Movie Lineup Announced — Crystal City’s lineup of outdoor movies for 2013 has been announced. The series — with the theme of “Blockbusters” — will kick of with E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial on June 3, 2013 and will wrap up with Jurassic Park on Aug. 26, 2013. The lineup was chosen via online vote by members of the public. [Crystal City]

  • Westover

    Our own little Breaking Bad in Arlington……

  • dang, good movie selections!

  • Westover

    Will E.T. be the original or the remake without the evil guns?

  • Buckwheat

    Meth Boy connection to USA Today is old news! Someone picked that up early on the original posting 2 days ago.

    • Wendy

      Yeah, but they didn’t out him.

      • John Fontain

        Well, they were sorta outed by the fact that police said they were called out to a domestic disturbance.

        • SomeGuy

          Good point.

          Although we know a “domestic disturbance” doesn’t necessarily mean what you’re implying.

      • nom de guerre

        I’m guessing these two were engaged in some type of role play that involved wrestling attire, a “piledriver” move, and at least one suitcase. Things got out of hand and the domestic dispute ensued which resulted in their arrest.

    • John Fontain

      Props to B22201 who was the first to pick up on this connection.

  • nunya

    in celebration of the recent bust, I’d think a Breaking Bad outdoor marathon is in order.

  • Arlingtonian

    The Ballston butterfly is the melanotic (dark) form of the female Tiger Swallowtail. Some female Tiger Swallowtails are yellow, as are all of the males

    The melanotic females mimic the toxic Pipevine Swallowtail. The Pipevine Swallowtail is more common in the southern U.S. than it is in the northern U.S. As a result, the proportion of female Tiger Swallowtails that are melanotic (relative to the yellow form) are greater in the South than in the North. About half of the females in Northern Virginia are melanotic; the remainder are yellow.

    • sunflower

      who knew?…………srsly, i have wondered why these black/blue butterflies were designated as “tiger” w/o any yellow


    Gee, I have to wait a whole year to watch outdoor movies of ET and Jurassic Park flicks? How will I ever manage?


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