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NORTHROP GRUMMAN SELECTS NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Northrop Grumman Corp. has taken the first step in its headquarters search, officially selecting Northern Virginia over Maryland and D.C., according to economic development sources involved in the negotiations.
The defense giant's decision to locate in Northern Virginia comes as no surprise to many observers, who felt the inclusion of Maryland on the short list was simply to serve as leverage in the economic development game. (Washington Business Journal)
METRO INTERIM GM SAYS HE SHOULD BE REPLACED ASAP
Metro's Interim General Manager Richard Sarles says he should be replaced as soon as possible, and that the transit agency will be better off with a long-term leader in place.
"I have told the Board of Directors that I am here as an interim, and the best thing they can do is replace me with a permanent general manager," Sarles says.
THE BLADE IS BACK
The District's long-running gay weekly will resume publishing under its original name, the Washington Blade, at the end of this week, after the acquisition of the Blade's assets in bankruptcy court in Atlanta.
In late February, staffers bought the newspaper's name, copyright, trademark, archives, computers and office furniture for $15,000. Twenty-five thousand copies of the first edition of a redesigned Blade will hit newsstands Friday. (Washington Post)
MUSIC VENUES RECOVERING FROM RECESSION
Despite the recent economic downturn, if you put on a production that people want to see, they will still buy tickets, says Sandy Richmond of Baltimore's Lyric Opera House.
Richmond, the venue's executive director, and other venue officials are hopeful as their industry recovers. While the Lyric Opera House has hosted musical performances from the likes of David Gray and Harry Connick Jr., performances by comedians such as Robin Williams and Chris Rock have also been popular, he said.