Morning Links: Robinson Terminal South, Athletes of the Year, Amtrak, and more!

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For Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Today will be GLORIOUS – how long will this weather last? Days don’t get much better than this. But then, the heat and humidity surge back in for the weekend. (Capital Weather Gang)

Alexandria Veteran Buried on VE Day For a veteran, being buried at Arlington National Cemetery is considered a great honor. But for the family of longtime Alexandria resident and World War II veteran Navy Cmdr. Thomas Richard Downs, his burial service last Friday had added significance: May 8 was the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict in Europe. (Alexandria Times)

2015 Athletes of the Year in Alexandria Alexandria native Angus King, a former governor and current senator representing the state of Maine, will be on hand as the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club honors the city’s top high school athletes at its annual awards banquet May 19 at the Westin Hotel. (Alexandria Gazette)

Did Robinson Terminal South hearings ignore critical issues? This resident thinks so. (Alexandria Times)

Transportation Forum discusses options and obstacles Local, state and federal elected and appointed officials, business leaders, researchers and directors and staff from transportation and economic development agencies gathered on Friday morning, May 8, at the Greensboro Conference Center in he heart of Tysons. (Alexandria Gazette)

What does the Amtrak derailment mean for riders in Northeast corridor? mtrak said Wednesday afternoon that it hasn’t decided — yet — on changes in service for trains along its Northeast Corridor runs. Changes were made and some service cancelled on Wednesday after the deadly derailment that killed 7 people. (Dr. Gridlock)

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