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13:14 // 2 months ago
February 9, 2013
nbcnews:

Man billed after father dies waiting for ambulance
(Photo: NBCWashington.com)
Durand Ford, Jr. says the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department has sent him a $780.85 bill for an ambulance that he called for his father early on the morning of Jan. 1.
Ford tells News4 that his father died waiting for that ambulance, after it took more than 30 minutes to arrive.
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This sounds like something that happens in D.C. It’s awful and it deserves to be called out by the press.

nbcnews:

Man billed after father dies waiting for ambulance

(Photo: NBCWashington.com)

Durand Ford, Jr. says the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department has sent him a $780.85 bill for an ambulance that he called for his father early on the morning of Jan. 1.

Ford tells News4 that his father died waiting for that ambulance, after it took more than 30 minutes to arrive.

Read the complete story.

This sounds like something that happens in D.C. It’s awful and it deserves to be called out by the press.

20:25 // 1 year ago
June 5, 2011
The guy who designed DC’s Metro map preps for a redesign
A classic design gets a refresh: Nearly 40 years ago, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed a map that’s come to define a city. The result — a map of a fairly self-contained Metro system — has survived numerous station changes and many iterations to remain a truly useful piece of work. With upcoming changes to the Metro system that will make the map significantly more complicated, Wyman’s getting another chance to work on the design, which needs room for Dulles Airport, a new color and a ton of names that have gotten unwieldy over the years (see “U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo”). And people are clamoring for a redesign — seriously, check out this contest right here. If you’re wondering if the 73-year-old Wyman is getting nervous about all this, the answer is yes. This is his ‘68 Comeback Special here. (photo by The Washington Post’s Jennifer S. Altman; see a gallery here) source
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A classic design gets a refresh: Nearly 40 years ago, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed a map that’s come to define a city. The result — a map of a fairly self-contained Metro system — has survived numerous station changes and many iterations to remain a truly useful piece of work. With upcoming changes to the Metro system that will make the map significantly more complicated, Wyman’s getting another chance to work on the design, which needs room for Dulles Airport, a new color and a ton of names that have gotten unwieldy over the years (see “U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo”). And people are clamoring for a redesign — seriously, check out this contest right here. If you’re wondering if the 73-year-old Wyman is getting nervous about all this, the answer is yes. This is his ‘68 Comeback Special here. (photo by The Washington Post’s Jennifer S. Altman; see a gallery here) source

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0:59 // 3 years ago
January 13, 2011

Road rage: Angry DC residents could rename Pennsylvania Ave.

  • cause Despite decades of fighting, D.C. is no closer to true representation in Congress than they were when 73-year-old delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was born.
  • reaction City officials want to rename part of the city’s most famous street – Pennsylvania Ave. – to something really embarrassing. Too bad Congress has to approve it. source
20:26 // 3 years ago