For our Morning 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
Enjoy Sunday as Monday looks… Sunday (8/6) will be much like Saturday, except with less wind, with temps upper 70’s to mid 80’s and low humidity. (DMV Weather)
Did you know there’s a basement in the Lincoln Memorial? Ascend the 145 white marble steps at the Lincoln memorial, step forward into the shrine room with the seated Great Emancipator, and then direct your gaze down at the floor. Unseen beneath the Tennessee pink marble floor lies a cavernous three-story, 43,800-square-foot basement with architecture that wouldn’t look out of place in a World War II bunker. (Atlas Obscura)
Congress gives its blessing on a Metro safety oversight panel Congress has given a final okay for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to launch an independent regulatory body to oversee safety on the Washington Metro. (Dr. Gridlock)
Register for The Art League’s fall term on Monday August 7?! That’s Monday! That’s right, you can register for a brand-new year of workshops — and Fall term classes — starting Monday at 9:30 am. (The Art League)
An elderly Virginia couple dancing at a Ludacris concert goes viral A Virginia couple went viral over the weekend after a video of them dancing at a Ludacris concert was shared thousands of times. (WUSA 9)