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(030220) I came home late one night and found police tape up around the entry stations with a pool of blood and then vomit. This was the article the next morning from the Washington Post:
2 Teenagers Stabbed Near Silver Spring Metro Station
Friday, February 21, 2003; Page B02
Two stabbings outside the Silver Spring Metro station during yesterday's evening rush drew gasps of horror from commuters, but left police with empty notebooks after dozens of witnesses walked away and did not help investigators, police said.
"There were a lot of people there when this happened. If, upon reflection, any of these witnesses would like to provide information, we can use it," said Lucille Baur, spokeswoman for Montgomery County police.
Just before 7 p.m., a group of teenagers got off the northbound train in Silver Spring and began fighting. Outside the Metro station at a bus turnaround area, one drew a blade and slashed the arm of one teenager, and then stabbed the leg of another, police said.
The injured 17- and 18-year-olds, both males, ran inside the station for help, leaving blood near the information kiosk. They were taken to a hospital, where the teenager with the arm injury was treated and released. The teenager stabbed in the leg was hospitalized overnight.
The victims knew the suspect, said police, who did not release any names.
(030327) Pictures of the Discovery Communications headquarters.
(030408) More of the Discovery Communications headquarters.
(031207) Discovery Headquarters after snowfall.
(METUS) Union Station, DC.
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Description of Subject Matter: Silver Spring
Colesville Road underpass.
Penguin Rush Hour, 1989 (2016)
Sally Callmer Thompson
Latex paint on marine plywood; replaced with aluminum printed panels (2016)
100' l x 8' h
The playful mural whimsically depicts crowds of penguins as Metro customers during rush hour. The mural's popularity inspired the City of Silver Spring to adopt a penguin as its unofficial mascot. Originally painted on wood panels, the artwork became damaged by the elements over the years and was removed in 2004. Penguin Rush Hour was refurbished and replicated on aluminum panels, and returned to its original location in 2017.
This project was funded in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and is on loan to WMATA.
Wikipedia Description: Silver Spring (Washington Metro)
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Silver Spring is a Washington Metro station in Montgomery County, Maryland on the Red Line. It is the first station in Maryland on the eastern end of the line and is the most-used station in Maryland.
The station serves the suburb of Silver Spring, and is located at Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) and East-West Highway. A MARC station straddles the Metro station, with the two halves of the MARC station connected by a pedestrian bridge. Trains from Grosvenor-Strathmore terminate here during midday. Service began on February 6, 1978.
Prior to the opening of the Forest Glen station on September 22, 1990, the Silver Spring Station was the terminus for the eastern end of the Red Line. Trains would either be run into the station on the inbound track for restarting in the opposite direction, or the train would arrive on the outbound track and go out of service, whereupon it would be run into the pocket track just beyond the station, the operator would walk back to what was the tail end of the train, and use the console at that end to restart the train in the reverse direction, and return to the station on the opposite track. This latter move is what is presently done when Red Line trains terminate at Silver Spring in regular service.
Like Brookland-CUA station, the platform at Silver Spring is slightly curved, with convex mirrors located on the inbound side of the platform to aid train operators in making sure the area is clear before closing the doors.
This station is planned to be one of the Metro stations on the Purple Line system, formerly known as the Bi-County Transitway.
Several Metrobuses and Ride On buses serve this station.
Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center:
The proposed transit center will sit on the site of the current Silver Spring Metro Center. The new three-floor, urban, modal, state-of-the-art facility will feature 34 bays for Metro, Ride-on Buses, University of Ma ...More...
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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