For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Someone is burning American flags around the City of Alexandria Days after the American flag of a World War II veteran was burned in Alexandria, Virginia, more flags have been burned in the same area. “It gets me emotional,” one victim said. (NBC 4)
Serious triple digit heat wave coming this weekend If the latest computer models are to be believed, high temperatures Friday through Monday next week could hover around the century mark in Washington. Or even a little higher. (WaPo)
Chipolte encounters food safety issues at a Northern Virginia franchise A Chipotle franchise in Sterling, Va., temporarily closed Tuesday morning after receiving multiple reports from customers who said they got sick after eating at the restaurant, sending the chain’s stock plummeting 6 percent. (WaPo)
Security robot in D.C. drowns itself Don’t read too much into this, but a security robot face-planted into an indoor fountain inside of a Washington, DC office building today. (Engadget)
Why does The Washington Redskins Bruce Allen call their QB ‘Kurt’? To us few obsessed souls, this is, of course, nothing new. But the issue seems to have attracted unprecedented national interest on Monday. (WaPo)
Tweet of the Day
In light of the recent ‘Kurt’ Cousins contract situation.
Not only is Cousins taking the high road, he’s elevating the road that the organization was taking. Not an easy thing to do.
— Rich Tandler (@Rich_TandlerCSN) July 18, 2017