• Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. The comprehensive urbanization plan the board adopted in June, emphasizing easy access to transit and environmentally friendly development, just won one of the country’s top awards for urban planning, the Daniel Burnham Award. Now, Fairfax can tell potential developers that not only are they getting great access to Metro and circulators, they can be part of a neighborhood that’s as much an achievement as the Flatiron Building or the National Mall. How’s that for advertising?
• Rex Grossman. The Redskins quarterback was elevated when Donovan McNabb fell out of favor, but now one of the top online bookmakers puts his odds of retaining the position lower than that of a free agent or a 2011 draft pick ending up with the job. Ouch. We’d love to know how he handles the pressure.
• Michael Sirvet. The DC-area sculptor got tapped to make Michael Jordan’s new dinner table and came up with a sleek, modern design. It seems appropriate that a boom in the region’s dining scene would inspire some great dining decorating and furniture, even if the results are too pretty to eat off of. Maybe Sirvet can be a role model for a new generation of Corcoran students?
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