1. Sewage treatment plant to be renamed after President Bush.
2. SF is "most walkable" city in America. (Chronicle article. Website that does the ranking, where you can enter any US address and get a score, walkscore.com.)
Northern Virginia house I grew up in: 20 (out of 100)
SoCal place my folks live now: 42
Average place as undergrad: 71
Average of bay-area places: 85
3. I like Al Gore.
4. There was a judge that economists really like in the early to mid 1900's named Learned Hand. Is there any more literally meaningful name than that? The only other one I can think of is Ethiopian marathoner Dire Tune, but that doesn't necessarily have a straightforward connection to distance running. Anybody got any better ones?