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Good morning City Desk readers, I hope you’ve all bundled up to fight the cold! Inauguration weekend starts in a few hours, so set aside some time today to read through City Paper’s inaugural archive. And now, some news:
- The MPD is on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect (pictured above) who held up a store in the 2nd District on Jan. 11. The report describes him as a “Hispanic male in his mid-20s, 6’0” – 6’5” in height, and weighing 200-300 lbs.” Call Detective Kimberly Metivier-Cowan with any information at (202) 730-1903 or (202) 413-0252 (cell).
- New Columbia Heights reports that the Metro will run until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, for all you revelers who plan on winding down by staying up late.
- The Media Center reports that “Montgomery County Planning Board voted [yesterday] for the public transportation project to take the form of light rail rather than bus rapid transit.” The rail would run east-west from Bethesda to New Carrollton, with stops at all the Metro stations in between.
- The Politico offers a “peak” at Obama’s speech-writing regimen: “A competitive man by nature, Obama seems acutely aware that he’s stepping into the ring with history itself Tuesday – squaring off against not only the public’s expectations for a voice-of-God moment, but also against the addresses that came before his, the formidable and the forgettable.”
- Infosnack Headquarters reports that Giesecke and Devrient, WMATA’s supplier for Smartrip cards, delivered over 200,000 special-edition inaugural cards, as opposed to the 30,000 they promised in November.