Lori's A.M. Buzz
Good morning. U.S. victory in World Cup. Epic match at Wimbledon! iPhone 4 hits stores today! And tomorrow is . . . Friday!
A record setter? Sorry to sound like a broken record, but it's going to be h-o-t. The Capital Weather Gang says it could be the hottest day of the year . . . so far. Note to Mother Nature: We're sorry about all that whining about snowmageddon. Really. Truly. Can you just drop those temperatures back into the 80's? Please?
Apple fanatics. Those wacky Apple types. Customers lined up early -- really early -- at the Clarendon and Georgetown Apple stores to get their iPhone 4, which hits stores today. The Post's Michael McPhate captured some of the early morning frenzy. (Check out his video later this morning.) So much excitement in Apple world these days. Seems like folks were just lining up to be the first to see the company's new Georgetown store. The Post's Rob Pegoraro will post his impressions of the newest version of this coveted tech toy around mid-morning on his Faster Forward blog.
Wone trial nearing end. Closing arguments in the Robert Wone conspiracy trial are scheduled for today and the judge will rule soon -- anytime between tomorrow and next week, court observers say. At stake is the fate of three housemates charged with covering up the 2006 fatal stabbing of the Washington lawyer in a Northwest D.C. rowhouse.
Huffing and puffing.The Post's Mike DeBonis reports that House Republicans are moving to block a D.C. medical marijuana law. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday that they've introduced a resolution to "disprove" the city's law on legalizing pot for medical use.
BWI turns 60. "Sixty years ago today, President Harry S. Truman crossed the Potomac and boarded a propeller-driven military DC-6, the 1950 version of Air Force One, and took a short flight to dedicate a new airport carved out of Anne Arundel County farmland," The Baltimore Sun's Michael Dresser reports.
Music to their ears First Lady Michelle Obama and Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva will tour the Duke Ellington School for the Arts this afternoon.
Final say on fares. The Metro board meets to vote on final, final, final approval of fare increases. Talk about waiting until the final hour. The first of the fare increases is slated to go into effect this Sunday, June 27. About 300 Metro employees are rotating through 10- and 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, to carry out the computer programming, fare machine changes and an extensive information campaign to try to educate customers. Check out The Post's Metro fare increase calculator to figure out how the change will impact you.
That's it for now. Thanks for reading. Lori's A.M. Buzz will be back this afternoon with highlights from the D.C. area blogosphere. Suggestions for can't-be-missed D.C. area blogs are always welcome. Just post below or email at email@example.com.
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| June 24, 2010; 5:57 AM ET
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