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Morning Links: Alexandria Loses a Living Legend, Metrorail Problems, Mother’s Day Miracle, and more!

Sunrise over the Potomac River at the Alexandria waterfront
For Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Toasty Monday and Tuesday then turning cooler Today and Tuesday definitely have more a June or even July feel than May, but some relief is coming.

Alexandria lost a living legend yesterday Word came out that Melvin Miller passed away yesterday. Mr. Miller was truly a great man who will be missed. Here’s a fantastic profile. (Alexandria Gazette)

Metrorail problems this morning This is one of four (4) incidents from this morning. Riders on Metro’s Orange, Blue and Silver lines should expect Monday morning delays.Service is suspended on those lines in part. (Dr. Gridlock)

Local educator wins Fulbright Scholarship Local educator Kate Fitzpatrick has been touching the lives of at-risk children for years, teaching students at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. Last week she was honored for her efforts with a Fulbright scholarship to travel to India next year to explore ways to incorporate elements of yoga into her curriculum. (Alexandria Times)

Carpenter’s Shelter Cook off raises money for the shelter More than 500 people crossed the threshold of the Birchmere to attend the annual Carpenter’s Shelter Cook-Off on April 26. Twenty-three local restaurants participated in this year’s fundraiser that raised over $82,000 for the shelter’s programs and services for homeless men, women and children. (Alexandria Gazette)

Sentencing this week in CIA leak case at Carlyle Courthouse A former CIA officer convicted of leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions is making his final pitch for a lenient sentence. (WaPo)

A Mother’s Day ‘Miracle Saves California Mom After her 6-year-old’s “calm and collected” demeanor during a medical emergency, Southern California mom Jovanna Nunez said on Sunday her daughter is her “hero.” (WTOP)

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

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