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6 PROBABLE CASES OF SWINE FLU IN MD
There are now six probable cases of swine flu in Maryland, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley. Health officials try to keep the public informed about swine flu as six probable cases are discovered in Maryland. Amid concerns about swine flu, schools are tackling the issue with good hygiene habits. Swine flu cases are erupting worldwide. The WHO raised the alert level to a phase 5, one level short of declaring a full pandemic. Three of the cases are located in Baltimore County and three are in Anne Arundel County. (NBCWashington.com)
MOST DISTASTEFUL MOVIE TITLE. EVER.
The Baster, which the sewer-minded among you may have guessed is about a woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination. Classy! Yesterday, the Huffington Post tried to make a big deal out of stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman “making out” while filming a scene. The article’s alleged point was CDC’s suggestion that we all avoid sucking face during the swine flu outbreak. (Washington City Paper)
PARKING SPACES OFF-TARGET
Looks like DCUSA is making news about its parking garage. Greater Greater Washington makes the case that the garage has way too many spots and is usually almost empty (they say about 50 cars out of 1000 spots), something that ANC commissioner and neighborhood activist William Jordan has been saying for a long time. GGW is looking for ideas on what to do with the garage, which is costing the city $2.1 million this year. (New Columbia Heights)
BEST BATHROOM IN THE STATES
The Hermitage Hotel has afternoon tea in the grand lobby. Down-filled duvets (that's a fancy word for comforters). A presidential suite with 2,000 square feet. And a really nice toilet. So nice, in fact, that it's been voted (drum roll please) America's best restroom. (MSNBC)