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It’s 100 Degrees at Dupont Circle

100 degrees at Dupont Circle around 4-ish in the afternoon, yesterday.

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Cash for Clunkers for Appliances Buyer’s Guide: Dishwashers

If you need a new dishwasher and are planning to take advantage of the $300 million State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, also called cash for clunkers for appliances or cash for appliances, here’s what you need to know:

States offering rebates for dishwashers: Rebates for dishwashers are available in 33 of 56 states and territories. Find out whether dishwashers are eligible for a rebate where you live and use our interactive map to link to the appliance clunkers Web site in your state.

Rebate amounts:
As with every appliance that’s part of the cash for clunkers program, rebates vary by state. In Michigan, for example, residents will get $25 to $50 on a new dishwasher; in Missouri, $75; and in Nevada, $100.

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Northern Virginia 2020 Transportation Map

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Fairfax supervisors clash over bike plans

“I don’t believe a bicycle is a transportation device,” Supervisor John Cook, R-Braddock District, said during a transportation committee meeting. “I think it’s a recreation device. The big problem is people don’t want to ride their bike in the rain or get sweaty before work.”

Transportation officials have identified $12.7 million in pedestrian and bicycle projects for the Reston area — intended to improve accessibility to the planned Wiehle Avenue and Reston Parkway Metro stations, part of the transit extension to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Guess, Supervisor Cook don’t know that some people do take bike-to-work.

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Short sales grow as a cheaper alternative to foreclosure « HousingWire

Thursday, February 18th, 2010, 2:22 pm

Source: Los Angeles Times

Nineteen months ago, the recession took Bob Walker%u2019s job. Then, creditors lined up to take the three-bedroom hilltop home that the computer consultant shared with his wife, Stephanie, a playwright still looking for her first break.

Avoiding the stigma and financial fallout of foreclosure became an obsession for the Walkers. They talked to the banks, found multiple jobs, put their Silver Lake house on the market and tried to stitch together a plan to repay their debts. Finally, they turned to a short sale, chronicled in a popular blog: Love in the Time of Foreclosure.

%u201CWe really thought that, worst-case scenario, we will sell the house and break even,%u201D Stephanie Walker said. %u201CBut it didn%u2019t work. We went into great losses.%u201D

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Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero

2 Year (2010-2013) Lane Closing on Southbound Rt. 123

Woops, part of the construction pain. The 2-year lane crossing will start next week on Feb 22. The closing is for the construction of Tysons East Metrorail station, which is throw’s stone from Capital One HQ.

So does it mean that Capital One employees telecommute? Just asking..

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Gallup: Among Large Cities, San Jose and D.C. Lead in Well-Being

There’s only 0.1 difference in composite score between San Jose & DC. That close.

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Inexpensive Home Built With Recycled Containers

Great idea! It may be inexpensive to build. However, over here in Washington DC, it’s the cost of land that is expensive.

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