Snow begins to pile up, followers mourn Hugo Chavez and the TSA allows pocket knives
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
After favoring New York and New England, the white death has finally hit the mid-Atlantic, the TSA is set to allow pocket knives on planes and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is mourned throughout Latin and South America. Welcome to your online trends report for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Depending on where you are, the much-hyped snow is starting to accumulate. Areas west of the city like Westminster are already starting to see a few inches actually stick, but the city and the immediate suburbs still just have a very unimpressive mix of snow and rain. The weather guys still insist there is more to come. Be patient, snow lovers.
After years of tightening restrictions, the TSA is now allowing small pocket knives back on planes. The federal agency said the knives don't demonstrate a real threat and want to focus on more serious security risks. Golf clubs and toy bats are also now allowed in carry-on luggage. The flight attendants union isn't happy about this.
Meanwhile, there is outpouring of grief and support throughout Latin and South America for populist Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The fiery strongman often clashed with the United States but was credited with raising the standard of living for his people. He died yesterday at 58.
Finally, Jon Stewart will take a break from "The Daily Show" to direct a "serious" movie, Silicon Valley's tech workers are apparently big fans of marijuana and New York Jet Darrelle Revis is on the trading block.
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Why: Heavy snow and blustery winds are in the forecast for the Baltimore area Wednesday, with a winter storm warning in effect for all of Maryland west of the Chesapeake Bay. The storm is expected to bring the heaviest snow in at least two years for the region. [The Baltimore Sun]