Wednesday, July 07, 2004

IN THE NEWS: Clinton's Big D.C. Book Signing, Slots and the Dulles Moon Rovers' Twilight Years

According to WTOP radio, hundreds of people have lined up in front of the downtown Barnes and Noble bookstore to get their copies of "My Life" signed by former President Clinton.

From WTOP:
Bundled in sleeping bags and sitting on chairs sipping hot coffee out of thermos and eating cold chicken, they've been waiting in line in D.C., some since 11 a.m. Tuesday for Wednesday's 4 p.m. signing at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on 12th Street, NW.

"Hundreds Line Up for Clinton Book Signing" [WTOP]

Gambling News. Supporters of bringing a slot machine mega center to the corner of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road in Northeast got one step closer to their dream by acquiring the required number of signatures to put a measure authorizing slots on the November ballot.

From The Washington Times:
Circulators delivered the petitions to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics at about 4:15 p.m., saying they had collected more than 50,000 signatures since Thursday — nearly three times the 17,600 required.

... No word yet whether there will be rush hour or holiday weekend drive-thru slots for commuters stuck in traffic on New York Avenue ...

"Petitions for slots filed" [The Washington Times]

Moon Rovers to Remain at Dulles.And out at Dulles Airport, The Washington Post has an update on the international airport's efforts to expand and improve transportation around the facility. The biggest improvement expected by the end of the year are a set of moving walkways connecting the Eero Saarinen-designed main terminal with concourses A and B.

What does that mean? The moon rovers that transport passengers across the tarmac and runways will become secondary, but not eliminated.

Then in 2009, a new train network is supposed to be finished.

From The Washington Post:
By 2009, an automated, underground train system, similar to ones in the Atlanta and Denver airports, will provide another link between Dulles's main building and the far-off ones where flights begin and end. Those changes will relegate the mobile lounges to a secondary role, although airport officials said they will not disappear entirely.

"Halfway to the Future of Dulles Airport" [The Washington Post]


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