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PRESIDENT WALKS, PRESS TAKES NOTICE
Stop the presses. President Barack Obama took a brief walk Monday. It wasn't exactly an Olympic event, but it did draw a lot of attention.
The president took a motorcade up the street from the White House so he could give a speech to the Chamber of Commerce. On the way back he waved off the limo and decided to hoof it. He cut through Lafayette Park on his stroll back to the White House. (NBC Washington)
RADIO ONE MAY STILL MOVE TO DC
Radio One Inc. is not coming to a planned mixed-use development in Shaw, but it could still move from Prince George's County to D.C.
The network of urban radio stations released a press release late last week explaining that the company’s lease in Lanham expires at the end of 2011, and with the planned Shaw development by Four Points LLC, Ellis Development Group and the Jarvis Co. not yet begun, the company needed to look elsewhere for a new home. (Washington Business Journal)
WINTER STORMS TO DISTORT US JOBLESS FIGURES-SUMMERS
White House economic adviser Larry Summers said on Monday winter blizzards were likely to distort U.S. February jobless figures, which are due to be released on Friday.
"The blizzards that affected much of the country during the last month are likely to distort the statistics. So it's going to be very important ... to look past whatever the next figures are to gauge the underlying trends," Summers said in an interview with CNBC, according to a transcript. (Reuters)
MAN ELECTROCUTED BY URINATING ON POWER LINE
Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash.
Grays Harbor County sheriff's Deputy Dave Pimentel said Monday 50-year-old Roy Messenger was not seriously hurt after he collided with a power pole Friday and called a relative to pull his car from a ditch.
However, family members found Messenger electrocuted when they arrived. (MSNBC)