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Metro Names Wiedefeld GM

Metro is hiring former BWI Marshall Airport chief executive officer Paul Wiedefeld as its new general manager and CEO.  The board unanimously supported the move at a meeting today and Wiedefeld will be formally appointed to the position at its next meeting on November 19th.  Today’s announcement comes a few days after negotiations to hire former aviation executive Neal Cohen as Metro GM fell through. 

DC Attorney General To Decide On Gray Campaign Charges

We’ll soon know if former DC mayor Vincent Gray will be charged in the campaign scandal that brought down some of his campaign aides.  New DC Attorney General Channing Phillips says he’ll soon make a decision whether to file charges against Gray, who went on to win the 2010 mayoral race.  A half-dozen people pleaded guilty to running a “shadow campaign” for Gray.

Regular Service At Stadium-Armory To Return Monday

Regular service to the Stadium-Armory station will return on Monday.  Metro officials made the announcement today that Orange and Silver Line trains will once again stop at Stadium-Armory during rush hour, well ahead of original plans.  Initial estimates placed the return of full service to the stop for early 2016.  The news comes over six weeks after a substation fire knocked out power to the station.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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