Lori's A.M. Buzz: Election central
Good morning. The official results are in. D.C. has a new mayor, Maryland has a new -- well, familiar face in the governor's office and Anne Arundel looks like it could be getting a new slots casino. But in some cases, like the congressional race in Fairfax/Prince William counties, it's still too close to call.
Scarf + jacket. Should be chilly, but pleasant today and a few degrees warmer than it was on Tuesday. The Capital Weather Gang is predicting temperatures will be in the mid-50s. There's a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain tonight, but it probably won't start until after midnight. Thursday? A decent chance of rain.
Election central. It was a long night for many candidates -- winners and losers. Wondering about a particular race or referendum? We've got the most up-to-the-minute results on Post Local. And our coverage goes beyond results: we'll help your sort out what it all means with analysis from our reporters and columnists.
Transition in D.C. D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray is expected to name his transition team today -- one that will include some familiar faces. Among those expected to help with the changeover -- former D.C. mayor Anthony Williams.
Changes to bus service in Virginia? Metro is holding a series of meetings this month on bus service in Virginia. The first meeting is scheduled for tonight in Arlington at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Building (4301 Wilson Blvd.). The meeting will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with an open house. The regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Slow count in D.C. Despite a relatively smoothing opening at the polls, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics again struggled with the count. But at least one observer said counting went more quickly than it did in past years.
Shootings linked? Authorities are investigating whether a fifth shooting attack -- this time at a Coast Guard recruiting office in Woodbridge -- may be linked to four others that have targeted military facilities in Northern Virginia over the last few weeks. Officials said the most recent shooting took place sometime late Monday or early Tuesday. Authorities have not said what may be motivating a person to target these facilities, but believe it could be someone who has a grievance against the military.
Levy trial enters seventh day. Prosecutors in the trial of the man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy made their first effort yesterday to tie Ingmar Guandique to Levy's death. Jurors heard testimony from a woman who corresponded with Guandique while he was serving time in jail for attacking two young women in Rock Creek Park. Testimony continues today.
OT in Montgomery. Montgomery County officials paid employees about $10.8 million in overtime between July and September. The bulk of the money went to the Department of Fire and Rescue Service. (The Gazette)
In short. A second speed camera apparently was set on fire in Gaithersburg. (WTOP); Officials are concerned that a serial burglar may have struck again in Northern Virginia -- this time in the Great Falls area. (NBC 4)
Seize the gavels! Some analysts will say that Tuesday's vote was a sign that Americans want less government. In Front Royal, one man wants no government. Attorney David Silek is campaigning to abolish the government in Front Royal, Va. It's a longshot. There is, after all, much bureaucracy involved in getting rid of a government. But Silek, perhaps best known as the man who represented the White House gate crashers, is more than willing to try.
Manatee alert! Officials at the Baltimore Aquarium say they've received reports that a manatee was spotted lurking around Baltimore Harbor. A kayaker reported seeing the creature late last week in the upper Patapsco River near Harbor Hospital, officials said. But official efforts to confirm the sighting remain elusive. (The Baltimore Sun)
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| November 3, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
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