District Line Daily: Derecho Hero Tarnished
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather didn't waste any time getting autumnal, did it? On to the news:
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Police working with developers to avoid mistakes made in Chinatown. [Post]
- Falls Church derecho hero accused of trying to have sex with 12-year-old girl, aiming gun at her family members. [Post]
- Convention delegate Marion Barry has light zing for Barack Obama on black economic issues; Vincent Orange gracious about Barry's popularity in Charlotte. [Examiner, Examiner]
- Public schools west of Rock Creek Park suffering from overcrowding. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man Flipping.
Initiative Interrupted: You've got a little while longer, at least, to make donations as a corporation to D.C. politicos. Initiative 70, the proposed referendum banning corporate contributions, won't be on November's ballot, but could qualify for a spring special election.
Notes on a Poking: Spotting big-time actors in the D.C. Shorts Film Festival is part of the fun. Take Friend Request Pending, which stars Judi Dench as a Facebook stalker.
Executive Brew: The White House's beer recipe is out, and both D.C. Brau and Capital City Brewing Company want a crack at it.
The Times They Are a-Changin': Don't count the Unification Church out just because Rev. Sun Myung Moon is dead.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Intralot lottery memo describes politically "toxic climate" around lotto deal; Kevin Chavous and David Wilmot lose their cool with Times reporter. [Times]
- Marion Barry wildly popular at DNC. [Examiner]
- Barry explains why he's a Democrat. [NPR]
- Post labels Mayor Vince Gray a "pariah" at convention because of the D.C. delegation's crappy seats. [Post]
- Feds state obvious in court: They are still investigation da mayor. [Examiner]
- Ward 3 schools overcrowded. [Examiner]
- More pay for good teachers [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Artist Tom Green, the longtime artist and Corcoran teacher diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, has died. [Post]
- (e)merge Art Fair announces exhibitors, cultural partners, and sponsors for the 2012 festival at the Capitol Skyline Hotel [Art 202]
- The Man Who Just Wants to Make D.C. Commuters Happy has printable signs for your depressing cubicle of misery. [Post]
- And the Shakespeare Theatre Company's William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre goes to... actor F. Murray Abraham [Post]
- Fall festivals! Fall festivals! Fall festivals! [DCist]
- The Washington Post publishes its fall outings guide [Post]
- Washingtonian's September theater preview [Washingtonian]
- Mt. Pleasant to host outdoor movies [The 42]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Restaurants know more about you than you think. [New York Times]
- Chefs are the new diplomats. [Post]
- More details on Rogue 24 chef R.J. Cooper's Mosaic District restaurant [Washingtonian]
- Eater DC editor Amy McKeever heads to Eater National. [Eater]
- Liquor license suspension at Atomic Billiards in Cleveland Park [PoP]
- President Barack Obama gives White House beer to Virginia firefighters. [Obama Foodorama]
- Behold! A 2,014 pound hamburger [Zagat]