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Posted at 5:45 AM ET, 08/10/2010

Lori's A.M. Buzz: Who likes it hot?

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

Good morning. Talk about a talker. Anyone who's ever had a bad day at the office is going to be buzzing about the Jet Blue flight attendant who got fed up, grabbed a beer, hopped on the exit slide and went home. Steven Slater now faces charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. Facebook pages already have sprung up in his honor. How much you want to bet a defense fund is being set up as we speak?


Who's in the money? D.C. candidates must file campaign finance reports today. The deadline is midnight, but we'll likely get an early preview of the reports from candidates including Mayor Adrian Fenty, who has been particularly successful at raising money. Check back with us and we'll tell you who has money to spend during the last few weeks of a very heated primary campaign season.

An evening with Rhee. Young Education Professionals-DC (YEP-DC) is sponsoring a forum tonight with D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Garnet-Patterson, 2001 10th Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited, but you may still be able to get in. You'll need to RSVP.. (HT Susie's Budget and Policy blog)

Back in the game. Stephen Strasburg returns to the mound tonight. Barring any last-minute changes, it will be the rookie sensation's first outing since he was pulled from the line-up and placed on the disabled list last month. (Post)

The headlines.

"Very desperate and very dangerous." It seems so very random, but police believe a suspected serial killer from Michigan may be linked to three stabbings targeting dark-skinned men in Leesburg over the past week. The so-called Flint serial killer is believed to be responsilbe for the deaths of five men in the Flint-area and the wounding of 10 others -- all dark-skinned. The suspected killer is white. Leesburg police say the similiarities between the targets of the attacks, the method of attack, together with a description of a vehicle linked to the assaults, have led investigators to conclude it is the same man. Police believe the same man may also be responsible for an attack in Ohio over the weekend. (Post)

Passionate about their work. We're learning more about the aid workers who were ambushed and killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Three of the folks had ties to our area, including Brian Carderelli, 25, of Harrisonburg, Va., who fell in love with the country and moved to Afghanistan shortly after graduating from James Madison University. Glen D. Lap, 40, was a person of faith who also relished adventure friends said. He graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1995. (Post, The Baltimore Sun)

Some like it hot. But who are those people? Temperatures will be mid- to upper-90's with moderate to high humidity and maybe a slight breeze. As the Capital Weather Gang puts it: the doggiest of dog days. Another reason to hate the weather? Mosquitoes. (WAMU)

A costly misdiagnosis. A Silver Spring woman has won a $2.35 million lawsuit against Shady Grove Hospital after a misdiagnosis resulted in her having several fingers, most of her right foot and left leg amputated. (Baltimore Sun)

Robin Ficker is back and so is his plan to add term limits to the Montgomery County charter. On Monday, he submitted a stack of 16,000 signatures to the county registrar to put the measure on the ballot in in November. It's his third attempt at getting voters to support term limits (efforts in 2000 and 2008 failed.) But it's Robin Ficker, so you know he's hoping the third time is a charm.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading. But before I go, here's a little weather trivia from the Capital Weather Gang that you can throw around the water cooler today: We've had 49 days when it's been 90+ degrees this year. But take heart: in 1980, there were 67 days when it was 90+. Tell ya what, let's not shoot for the record this time. Have a great day and check back later for more headlines.

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2010; 5:45 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  loris am buzz  
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