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MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:54:44
Before we say goodbye today, let's move things around just a little bit and turn to you, by sharing some of the messages you've sent us over the past few weeks. On our March 4th visitors show, Emily Friedman introduced us to some of Washington's most missed monuments including a fountain we refer to as the "Butt Melee."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:05
Eliza Bolac set us straight, saying it's actually "Butt Millet." "Frank Millet was my great-great-grandfather," she writes, "so perhaps I am partial, but it's a lovely monument. And each time I go during warm weather, there are always children dangling their hands in the water or sitting beneath in its shade. A perfect resting spot for a busy day of walking."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:26
On our "Luck Show," back on March 11th, we asked you to send us your own tails of good fortune. Jody Marcus took us up on the invitation. She writes, "Many years ago I worked for the Arlington Police Department as a dispatcher. I was on my way home from work and another car ran a stop sign and proceeded to T-bone my car. The good luck starts here, my car had a built in roll cage that probably saved me from serious injury."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:51
"About a year and a half later, the police and fire department decided to combine their communication sections and we all had to be cross-trained. I was sent to an EMT school. I kept thinking that I knew the instructor but could not think how or from where. We finally realized that he had been the paramedic on the ambulance that had responded to my accident. We married two and a half years later and our 31st wedding anniversary was March 15th, 2011."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:18
"We both got lucky after all." Thanks for writing, Jody, and happy belated anniversary to you and your beau. And if any of you out there have a message you'd like to send us, what are you waiting for? E-mail us at metro@wamu.org or visit us on Facebook. That's facebook.com/metroconnection.org.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:50
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza, David Schultz, Bryan Russo and Sabri Ben-Achour and from reporters Emily Friedman and Julia Edwards. Jim Asendio is our news director. Our ''Door to Door'' producer is Jonna McKone. Marc Adams produces "D.C. Gigs."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:08
And special thanks to Dana Farrington and the WAMU digital media team for keeping our website up to date. And a warm and totally ecstatic "Metro Connection" welcome to our new managing producer, Tara Boyle. I don't have the papers to prove it but I'm pretty sure Tara holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in production wizardry and we are thrilled to have her abroad.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:33
Our theme song, ''Every Little Bit Hurts'' and our ''Door To Door'' theme "No Girl" are from the album title tracks by John Davis and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. Visit our website, metroconnection.org, for a list of all the music we use.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:46
You can also find links to our Twitter feed, our Facebook page and information about subscribing to the free "Metro Connection" podcast. And later on this month we'll be devoting an entire show to your favorite "Metro Connection" stories from the past year. So if you have a piece you'd like to hear on the air again, let us know.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:58:03
Look around on our online archives at metroconnection.org and send us an e-mail by clicking the contact link at the top of the page. In the meantime we hope you can join us next week when we take a tour of "House and Home." From new ways to rid your home of those pesky stink bugs to a look at the black history of the White House.

MALE 1

13:58:23
You know, my grandfather used to cut grass at the White House. My uncle used to work in the kitchen. Someone told me very recently their uncle used to cut John Kennedy's hair.

SHEIR

13:58:34
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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