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POTOMAC RIVER SEARCH FOR WOMAN AND TEEN
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers were searching for a teenage girl and a woman who reportedly went into the Potomac River Monday afternoon shortly before 5 p.m., authorities said.
Capt. Oscar Garcia of the Montgomery County Fire Department said rescue teams from his department and the Fairfax County Fire Department were searching the water, with assistance from a U.S. Park Police helicopter. Rescue workers were searching an area of the river just north of the Angler’s Inn boating ramp, Garcia said. (Washington Post)
METRO'S ADVERTISING OPTIONS FALLING SHORT
Metro has been forced to postpone its plans for adding television screens across the transit system and scale back how much money it earns because of the soured advertising market.
The transit agency will bring in $8 million a year under a new advertising contract starting in July, well short of the $40 million per year it has been earning.
Also, the agency has put on indefinite hold The Metro Channel, which was slated to broadcast weather, transit updates and advertising on up to 11 screens per station as early as the end of this year. (Washington Examiner)
MEDICAL SHORTAGE IMPACTS LOCAL PATIENTS
Events in Canada and the Netherlands have made it harder for some local patients to get needed medical tests.
Nuclear reactors in the two countries are temporarily offline, creating a worldwide shortage of a key medical isotope.
DINER TURNS TO LOCALLY GROWN FOODS
They are often called "greasy spoons." But a local diner has become anything BUT.
The Silver Diner -- with 18 locations in the area - is going from farm to table. The menu now has a food supply that's locally grown and raised, from all natural milk and dairy to multigrain breads.
"That's my whole new food philosophy," says founder and Executive Chef Epa Von Hangst. "Welcome to the next generation diner. We need to do this because we've got to support the economy here. I feel like it's my moral obligation." (WTOP)