District Line Daily: Chunk of Change
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Councilmember Michael Brown's campaign has revealed how much is missing from his November war chest—and at more than $110,000, it's a lot.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- But Brown will stay on the ballot. [WCP]
- Cab drivers want regulations for Uber. [Examiner]
- Petula Dvorak: DeMatha prostitute scandal is "closer to 'Weird Science' than 'Risky Business'"[Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Chillum Road.
[Stringer Bell Joke]: Jeremy Landsman was a Baltimore developer with a sideline in marijuana trafficking. But when he tried to move into D.C.'s property market, he ran into some problems.
So Helpful: Ex-chairman Kwame Brown's sentencing on bank fraud charges has been rescheduled because prosecutors say Brown isn't done cooperating on other investigations. But investigations of what?
Big in the Big Apple: Village Voice restaurant critic Robert Sietsema traveled to the District and brought back grim tidings for Gothamites: in some restaurant categories, D.C. has surpassed New York.
Sad Trombone: The Rosslyn Jazz Festival was derailed Saturday by a storm that left one person injured.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Michael Brown's campaign missing $113,000, some of which disappeared last year [Post]
- But Brown did survive a ballot challenge [WAMU]
- Howard Brooks was super snitch, probably won't get prison time as a result [Examiner]
- Colby King explains how D.C. government works: "So, you know, I sort of see this [Jeff Thompson] was recycling. I mean this was money that we gave to him, and he just recycles money back out to our politicians. And they just kept giving him more contracts." [Q & A]
- Somewhere Mark Plotkin is smiling, as the House votes to put a Frederick Douglass statue in the Capitol to represent D.C. [Post]
- Jack Evans blames MLB for Nats' cheapness [Post]
- OPEFM breaks city contracting rules the city auditor says, again [Examiner]
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The House approves the Frederick Douglass statue for the U.S. Capitol [Post]
- Shakespeare Theatre announces more free programming [Post]
- Isn't Owl City so cute for putting Abraham Lincoln on the guest list to his show last night? Because it's D.C.! Ha ha ha ha! [DCist]
- Michael O'Sullivan says: Go to these gallery shows this fall! [Post]
- ICYMI: Fairfax is getting a fancy new theater. If you want to check out the Angelika Film Center before it opens officially, check out some of the D.C. Shorts films that are playing there this weekend. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nora chef Nora Pouillon rebuts Stanford University study claiming organics aren't healthier. [Post]
- Five things to expect at Epic Smokehouse [Washingtonian]
- All the gossip from Diplomatic Culinary Partnership launch party. [Eater]
- G Spot Lounge closes. [PoP]
- Neighborhood Restaurant Group chefs compete Iron Chef style. [Open Kitchen]
- Two of America's best farmers markets are in northern Virginia. [NoVa Mag]
- Redskins party at new club Capitale. [Reliable Source]