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Beyond the Beltway

News Central:

In

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Congressional Quarterly

, columnist A.B. Stoddard

Sun

owner

's planned ultra-bureau in Washington, which will combine the resources and, more fiscally important, real estate of its various papers' D.C. bureaus (that would include the

and

, so things don't look good for our local daily's D.C. correspondents).

Miracle Workers:

David Kiley,

BusinessWeek

's marketing and advertising guy,

, in his Brand New Day blog, of

's newish

. The ads, Kiley says, suggest "that better funded research at Johns Hopkins could lengthen the lives of remarkable and special people who were taken from us too soon," such as old chain-smokers like Lucille Ball and Leonard Bernstein, and just plain oldsters like Winston Churchill and Alexander Graham Bell (and good choice Lou Gehrig). He suggests, instead, using "people who clearly died of disease and who had great work and accomplishments ahead of them," such as Gilda Radner and Humphrey Bogart.

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Big Deal:

The

Winston-Salem Journal

that Towson-based

has been picked by

to manage the construction of the computer maker's new 527,000-square-foot plant in North Carolina, beating 19 other bidders on the job. The story says it's a $115 million project, but doesn't break out how much Whiting-Turner, and owner

, will make.

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