Early Briefing: Happy Thanksgiving

Anita Benton, a personal chef, prepared Thanksgiving meals and baked dozens of desserts for six clients. (By Anita Huslin -- The Washington Post)

*Put out your nice, shiny silver. Open a bottle of chardonnay. Enjoy the beautiful turkey, the vegetables, the well-prepared meal. Decorate your table with a floral centerpiece. This is the Thanksgiving that some local small businesses help people make happen. Click on the links to see their stories.

*There were no major delays at Washington area airports yesterday. See story

The cockeyed relic waits for a caller, or maybe Superman, on North Irving Street in Arlington's Clarendon area. About five calls are placed daily. (By Linda Davidson -- The Washington Post)

* It's missing a front door and a plastic pane or two. The phone books are long gone. But there's still a dial tone, and you can still make a call. It's a Washington monument of sorts, the last known working public phone booth in the region and one of only a handful left in the United States. See story.

*Freddie Mac was the target of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors about its risk-management practices. See story.

*There is an uneasy truce between the Prince George's County Democratic Party and labor unions, with the county's Democratic Central Committee adopting pro-labor resolutions. Issues arose when the party's vice chairman supported the arrival of Wegmans, which is a nonunion store. See story

By Terri Rupar  |  November 22, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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