Monday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke October 2, 2017 at 9:00 am 10 Comments

Herndon Woman 10 Years Into Breast Cancer Fight — On her 50th birthday, Anita Hyman got the call that she had breast cancer. After a mastectomy, she is now celebrating her 60th birthday with her family. [WUSA]

SLHS Band Honored — The South Lakes High School marching band won first place in its class for best music, overall effect, percussion and visual at the USBands NOVA Regional recently. [South Lakes Band/Twitter]

Bulova Among ‘Most Powerful Women’ in DC Area — Washingtonian says Bulova’s “role in getting the Silver Line’s first phase completed, despite Metro’s budget problems” has cemented support for her. [Washingtonian]

No Change in County Unemployment Rate — The unemployment rate in Fairfax County in August was 3.1 percent, unchanged from July. That’s ahead of the 3.8 percent rate in Virginia and the 4.5 percent rate nationwide. [Inside NoVa]

Reston Company Provides Tablets to Inmates — Reston-based Global Tel Link is working with jails, including in Indiana’s Allen County, to provide secure tablets to inmates. The inmates are using them for communication, music, games and other activities. [Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette]

  • Soapstone

    Can someone get me one of those tablets? Those things are expensive, and I can’t afford one, but I hear they are nice.

    • Mike M

      Just go to jail. The Liberals at GTL will give you one. Cuz. . . “social justice.”

      • john

        their CEO is a republican though according to his FEC donations

        • Why do you bother?

          Mike’s a one-trick pony. Ignore him.

          • Mike M

            WDYB’s one trick is to say that Mike is a one-trick pony?

        • Mike M

          Actually GTL is making money off the inmates. But Liberals want criminals more comfortable.

          • mike m

            Republicans run the corporation but it is somehow the doing of liberals? Why do you bother seems to have a point

          • Mike M

            These clever Repubs are making money off Liberals policies. Clever.

  • Greg

    Why on earth would an inmate be given a “secure” tablet?

    • vdiv

      Because they can’t hop off to Best Buy or order one on Amazon?


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