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District Line Daily: Trampoline Terror

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Good morning, readers. New entry today on the list of things that can kill you: trampolines.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Replacement refs! [WTOP]
  • Zoo doesn't know what killed panda cub. [City Desk]
  • Michael Brown's at-large campaign didn't report almost $8,500 in contributions. [Examiner]
  • And Brown's treasurer's lawyer says his client was told to take money from the account. [Post]
  • Proposed law could decriminalize some gun and ammo charges. [Times]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Photo of the Day: Waiting for Madge.

Sorry!: Starting today, Dupont Circle has a bar with an unusual theme: board games. Get your Life, Clue, and Yahtzee on for $1 to $5.

A Mitzvah!:What does Petworth's mysterious, abandoned Hebrew Home look like on the inside? Take a look.

If You're Nasty: Emocore forerunners Dag Nasty are reuniting in December as part of a celebration of Salad Days, a new documentary about D.C. hardcore.

Warning Signs Ignored: The city's Certified Business Enterprise program is so broken, a Rockville company was awarded a contract less than a month after potentially abusing the CBE program on another contract.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com )

  • Warrior lawyer says Michael Brown ordered former campaign treasurer to take campaign money but not report it; Brown says that ain't true.[Post]
  • OCF audit finds more problems with Brown's campaign [Examiner]
  • Jim Graham, whose former chief of staff took oodles of FBI money from the cab industry, gets feisty with Uber owner over limo regulations [City Desk]
  • What's up with Jack Evans wanting a gambling study? [Examiner]
  • AG against Mendo's ammo bill. [Times]
  • Community group displeased with Ralph Nader's library activism. [Post]
  • Pepco workers could go on strike. [WAMU]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com )

  • DDOT revamps the chaotic intersection by the 9:30 Club. [GGW]
  • The housing market takes a big step toward normal. [TruliaTrends]
  • JBG hopes to replace 13th and U streets NW Rite Aid with eight-story mixed-use building. [WBJ]
  • Looking back at D.C.'s turnaround. [Post]
  • Va. Gov. McDonnell says his state may chip in for longer Metro hours post-Nats games. [Examiner]
  • D.C. 1, travel gnome 0. [DCist]
  • Skyland redevelopment inches forward, with raze permits. [WBJ]
  • Local ANC backs Anacostia RiverFront project. [DC Mud]
  • Amtrak to test faster trains; rest of developed world still not impressed. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Brick beauty in LeDroit(ish)

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ready your tear ducts: StoryCorps is coming to Arlington's Columbia Pike Branch Library till Oct. 20 [Patch]
  • Hey, Nationals: Verizon Center paid for Metro to run late after Madonna... [DCist]
  • ...and former City Paper columnist Dave McKenna was there to capture it all. [Post]
  • Community groups to Ralph Nader: Stop screwing with West End Library! [Post]
  • WaPo dunks its foot into the tar pit-like debate over hipsters [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ten rules for brunch [Washingtonian]
  • Marvin expands into second floor of Blackbyrd. [PoP]
  • Barbara Walters is the latest recipient of a White House beer bottle. [Obama Foodorama]
  • Liquor board fines and suspends Mood Lounge. [EastShawDC]
  • Harrar Coffee & Roastery coming to 2904 Georgia Ave. NW. [New Columbia Heights]
  • Five facts about the new Matchbox, coming to 14th St. NW [Eater]
  • Ooh DaT ChiCken food truck launches today in McPherson Square. [Twitter via Food Truck Fiesta]
  • San Francisco critic gives his take on the D.C. dining scene. [ISSF]
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