Lori's A.M. BUZZ
It's Friday at last! Try to get outside today if you can because the Capital Weather Gang says Saturday and Sunday are going to be H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D. Think 90 degrees. I've got lots of friends who love the humidity. Me? Air conditioning, please.
Happening today: We'll have reporters covering the wake for Trooper First Class Wesley W. Brown, who was shot and killed June 11 after an incident at an Applebee's restaurant in Prince George's County. Two men are in custody in connection with the case. We'll also be at Brown's funeral on Saturday, which is expected to be attended by family and hundreds of law enforcement officials from around the area.
Arlington National Cemetery. Many of you read Christian Davenport's piece on Thursday about the headstones found lying in and along a creek at Arlington National Cemetery, but for at least one Virginia family the story was personal. Mike McLaughlin saw the front page photo and realize it was his father's -- J. Warren McLaughlin -- headstone in the picture that accompanied the story. He called Christian and shared the story about his father's service with the military. Arlington officials have since apologized to McLaughlin and plan to meet today to discuss how these markers ended up in the creek and what can be done to prevent such a thing from happening in the future.
Metro news. Metro officials are working feverishly to put the recently approved fare hikes in place. The first increases start June 27 and will be phased in over time. The standoff continues between Metro and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose threat to withhold his state's share of Metro's funding unless it gets representation on the Metro board of directors could put the system's improvements on hold. Federal officials confirm that if Virginia doesn't provide its share of the money, federal funds could be in jeopardy. We'll keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this story.
The Wone case. Judge Lynn Leibovitz has dismissed charges of tampering with evidence against two of the three defendants in the Wone case, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky. However, the trial will continue. The men still face charges for conspiracy and obstruction.
Oh oh, Spaghetti O's: Haven't eaten a can of Spaghetti O's in years, but just in case you've got a can or two in your cabinet you should know that Campbell's has issued a recall of Spaghetti O's with meatballs , WJLA reports. Don't tempt fate. if you have questions, call the Campbell's hotline at (866) 495-3774.
Book worm alert! For book fans, there will be a special summer edition of Book World on Sunday. Political thrillers, beach reads -- you name it, our editors will offer their recommendations. (And if you've got a book you'd like to recommend, let me know -- email@example.com. I'm always looking for a good story. Nothing too scary though, please.)
Hope your Friday goes smoothly and that you have a great weekend. Remember: you can always email thoughts comments and criticism about Lori's A.M. BUZZ to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or if you want to tell my bosses directly try email@example.com) You can follow me on Twitter @loriara.
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| June 18, 2010; 6:48 AM ET
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