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Thursday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff April 3, 2014 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

Lake Anne at night/Credit: Mark Toner

Transformer Blows At Reston District Station — The Fairfax County Police’s Reston District Station was briefly evacuated Tuesday night after a transformer sparked. There was no fire and there were no injuries. [Reston Patch]

Lots of Distracted Drivers in Reston — The Fairfax County Police say three of the five top spots for Distracted Driving are in or near Reston, including Sunrise Valley Drive at Fairfax County Parkway. [Fairfax County Police]

Ballpark Bus Back in Business — It’s baseball season! Avoid traffic and parking fees when you take the Ballpark Bus. The bus is operated in conjunction with Reston Limousine and leaves from Tavern 64 at Reston Town Center. [Ballpark Bus]

Herndon High Artists At Work — A juried art show for Herndon High senior artists opens April 10 at ArtSpace Herndon. This exhibition enables student artists to experience a real-world situation as their artwork is viewed by professional artists.

Photo by Mark Toner

  • Bob Morrison

    Reston drivers take distraction to a whole new level. I have seen one woman reading a kindle propped in the center of her steering wheel, another eating soup or oatmeal or stew with a spoon, a man shaving and another woman who appeared to be separating her eyelashes with a straight pin. The last one was at a stop light, but had anyone so much as tapped her car she could end up with some serious vision problems. I also saw a woman on the phone and pushing a baby carriage step in front of an oncoming car with a driver also on the phone. He swerved and missed, but she never missed a beat of the obviously important phone call. In fact nothing interrupts a cell phone conversation; Not backing out of a parking space or trying to pull into one, not changing lanes, paying a toll or pumping gas.


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