DAYBREAK DAILY: New sex-ed video set for Frederick County
ABC7 WEATHER: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s. http://wj.la/72e8x6
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the stories – Coverage of the mulch fire in Upper Marlboro; George W. Bush’s library set for debut; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m.
SEX EDUCATION: Of a new lesson, per Gazette.Net, “A new video described as an “edgy, true-to-life program” is slated to become part of the family-life curriculum for eighth-graders at Frederick County Public Schools, replacing a 1992 film with dated references and slang, according to school officials. If approved by the Frederick County Board of Education at an upcoming meeting, the new video, “Am I Ready? Making Healthy Sexual Decisions,” will be used beginning in the next school year to remind students that more than half of all students do not have sex before graduating from high school.
“The video, which also addresses the risks of sexually transmitted infections and the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy, would replace “Teenage Sex: Resisting the Pressure.” http://bit.ly/14aA6hu
GOP IN D.C.: Not looking stout, per the Washington Post, “District Republicans expressed grave concerns Wednesday about the future of their party in local elections, one day after GOP candidate Patrick Mara finished third in a low-turnout special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat. The results, including the election of incumbent Anita Bonds (D), immediately sparked a fierce intraparty debate as GOP leaders confronted their inability to win races even as the city grows more diverse.” http://wapo.st/15OSaO4
BOSTON BOMBINGS: Yet more details, per the Los Angeles Times, “Investigators said the two Boston Marathon bombs were triggered by long-range remote controls for toy cars — a more sophisticated design than originally believed — bolstering a theory that the older suspect received bomb-making guidance on his six-month trip to Russia last year. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police last week, "more than likely got some instruction in Dagestan," a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.” http://lat.ms/148PwCW
MEANWHILE: Of life and limb, per the Boston Globe, “Ten days after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, surgeons still are working tirelessly to repair and save the lower limbs of grievously injured spectators, and some patients may not know for months, or even years, whether ¬reconstructive operations will ¬return them to near normal. Fourteen people are known to have lost legs or feet immediately ¬after the explosions. Their limbs were either completely torn away or were clearly too damaged for surgeons to restore without risking their lives.” http://bo.st/17YhTDb
NOT SO FAST: Strange doings in Richmond, per the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office filed a motion in Richmond Circuit Court on Wednesday asking to recuse itself from prosecuting former Executive Mansion chef Todd Schneider. Late Wednesday, however, Schneider’s lawyers filed an objection to Cuccinelli’s bid to withdraw, arguing that the attorney general’s recusal motion fails to contain “any information concerning the basis of the conflict of interest, including when the conflict developed and the nature of that conflict.’’ http://bit.ly/11Elva2
AUTISM: Study focuses on placentas, per the New York Times, “After most pregnancies, the placenta is thrown out, having done its job of nourishing and supporting the developing baby. But a new study raises the possibility that analyzing the placenta after birth may provide clues to a child’s risk for developing autism. The study, which analyzed placentas from 217 births, found that in families at high genetic risk for having an autistic child, placentas were significantly more likely to have abnormal folds and creases.” http://nyti.ms/12lpRTC
POLITICO PLAY: “The one duty we owe to history, said Oscar Wilde, is to rewrite it. Four years after leaving office, the history of George W. Bush’s presidency is being rewritten — ever-so-slowly, and not yet in ways that fundamentally challenge popular understandings of the man and his tenure.” http://politi.co/15P5bHD
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DUBYA: His day is here, per ABC7 – WJLA, “We haven’t heard much from President George W. Bush since he left office—now, people will get a close look at his eight years in the Oval Office. On Thursday, former President Bush will join all the living American presidents, past and present, for this day of dedication. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas has been handed over to U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.” http://wj.la/15MJRlT
HIGH STAKES: And many competitors, per the Washington Examiner, “With one Maryland casino raking in a lot of cash and two more major sites on the way, other mid-Atlantic states are fighting back in hopes of a winning hand. The Free State's largest casino, Maryland Live! in Anne Arundel County, made more money in March slot revenue -- $44.6 million -- than any other casino in the region.” http://bit.ly/12jmRHe
CHARTER: Don’t hold your breath, per the Washington Times, “The vote was the easy part. Now for the waiting period. D.C. residents overwhelmingly cast ballots Tuesday to give the city budget autonomy from Congress, but supporters will be crossing their fingers while counting down the 35 legislative-day period during which federal lawmakers could attempt to derail the approved charter amendment.” http://bit.ly/15P0wFE
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: Now for the next step, per the Virginian-Pilot, “A bald eagle found last month suffering from an elevated level of lead in its system is set to be released today in Virginia Beach. The eagle, likely a male, was brought from the Eastern Shore to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro on March 9. It was brought along with four dead eagles found at the same site in Northampton County.” http://bit.ly/ZsnxeQ
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: Nationals lose 4-2 against St. Louis
NEWSTALK: Among today’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) is POLITICO’s Roger Simon, who will be asked about the opening of the Bush Library and George Bush’s legacy. Then, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks preview the upcoming Brotherhood Summit.
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