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Jiffy Lube Live Ends Tailgaiting; Arlington Invented the Internet: Morning Links
Must-reads from around Washington By Sommer Mathis
Comments () | Published May 17, 2011

Jiffy Lube Live Cracks Down on Tailgating: "No pop-up tents, no portable grills, and absolutely no alcohol" will be allowed in the parking lot at Jiffy Lube Live this summer, thanks to a new zero tolerance policy for tailgating. Jimmy Buffett fans are *furious.* Don't miss some of the comments posted to the Bristow concert venue's Facebook page, which feature such delightful gems as, "Jiffy Lube Live, aka 'Dipstick.'" [Inside NoVa]

Towing Halted Around Nats Park?: ABC7's John Gonzalez reports that two unnamed Department of Public Works tow truck drivers say they've been instructed not to tow cars from residential streets near Nationals Park this season. Have you gotten away with it? [WJLA/ABC7]

More Public Meetings on WMATA Service Cuts: If it's May, Metro must be talking about service cuts again. A string of public meetings have been scheduled for this week to go over "weekend service changes that would save the agency $6 million but draw out wait times from 12 minutes to 18 minutes on Saturdays and from 15 minutes to 20 minutes on Sundays." [Washington Times]

Adams Morgan Drunk Driver Gets 3 Years: Chamica Adams, the woman who struck and killed Julia Bachleitner in Adams Morgan last September, has been sentenced to just over three years in prison. [Washington Post]

Massive Food Fight at West Springfield High School: "The irony is that the prank — so often the font of high-school reminiscences — might have cost WSHS seniors their last chance to create lasting memories with their classmates. The massive food fight led to the possible cancellation of the senior prom and senior trip." [TBD]

Arlington Invented the Internet: Or so Arlington claims, thanks to employees at the Arlington-based Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. [ARLNow]

Jack Johnson to Plead Guilty: The former Prince George's County Executive, who originally pleaded not guilty in a pay-to-play scheme involving developers, is scheduled to appear in court again today after reaching a deal with prosecutors. [WTOP]

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