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Morning Links: Recalling Desegregation in Alexandria, Robinson Terminal South, and More!

First Light on New Year's Day over the DC Tidal Basin & Jefferson Memorial
For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Just chill baby! Our tease of warmth is blown out to sea and will take some time to return; well beyond the scope of this forecast. (Capital Weather Gang)

No verdict yet in trial of D.C. corrections official killed in Alexandria After two days of deliberations, a jury had not yet reached a verdict Wednesday as to the fate of Dawit Seyoum, accused of first degree murder in the killing of D.C. Department of Corrections deputy director Carolyn Cross in September 2014. (Alexandria Times)

FAW applauds a City Council decision on Robinson Terminal South Friends of the Alexandria Waterfront applauds the decision by the Alexandria City Council on Saturday to ban residential parking permits for the residents of the South Robinson Terminal project. (Alexandria News)

New plaque in Alexandria recalls education before desegregation Alumni and city officials gathered on April 16 for the unveiling of a plaque outside the Alexandria City Public Schools’ Central Office commemorating Parker-Gray High School. Parker-Gray High School, which once stood where the Central Office does today, served Alexandria’s African-American students before desegregation in 1965. It became a middle school before closing in 1979. (Alexandria Gazette)

Why the gyrocopter pilot on the National Mall wasn’t shot down A Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol, tracked by the nation’s top security agencies, which feared harming tourists on the National Mall if they tried to shoot him down, senior lawmakers said Wednesday. (WJLA)

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by Joseph Gruber, on Flickr)

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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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