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Readers! It's a good Friday for you and me, but a tough one for drunk drivers—D.C. is resuming its breathalyzer program today.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • LivingSocial covers Metro for Nats fans. [Post]
  • SmarTrip, now with auto-loading. [Examiner]
  • Accusations fly on alcohol board. [Examiner]

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

Photo of the Day: Teenagers.

Truck for All Seasons: A seasonally focused food truck and restaurant called Fork & Spade are set to open in Tenleytown.

Reforms Slow: Mayor Vince Gray says he wants to solve problems in the city's Certified Business Enterprise program, but it might be a while.

Stolen Antiques Roadshow: The Renoir painting that surfaced at a West Virginia flea market was stolen from a Baltimore museum, it turns out.

Whiter and Denser: D.C. is getting more white residents, and everyone's living closer together, according to the census.

Cubs in Trouble: What can kill a panda cub at the National Zoo? A lot.

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

  • Michael Brown's former treasurer: not a guy you want to go into business with [Times]
  • Feds took OCF file on Brown's old campaign back in February [Examiner]
  • Vincent Orange in "gray area" with small business summit mailers [Times]
  • Fire Department calls police when someone messed with picture of Chief Ken Ellerbe [NBC4]
  • Move over Dream City, Marion Barry writing autobiography [Washingtonian]
  • Barry says feds are taking too long investigating Mayor Gray [Post]
  • Online couponer LivingSocial helps Jack Evans keep his word that there will be after-hours service to Nats games [WTOP]
  • At-large debate last night gets rowdy [@segraveswtop]
  • Auditor slams MPD over First Amendment investigations [Post]
  • Post investigation team finds that bureaucrat in CFO's office fudged resume [Post]
  • Police force in major American city will now have functioning breathalyzers (maybe) [WAMU]
  • Booze board dysfunctional [Post]
  • Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown didn't make weekly call to pre-trial services, sources say [Post]

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

  • D.C. construction employment hits a 22-year high. [Post]
  • Waterfront movie theater plans move forward, to the consternation of neighbors. [JDLand]
  • The gem in the city's move toward spiffy mixed-use buildings celebrates its grand opening. [DCmud]
  • The D.C. apartment market is—surprise!—still really hot. [AHF]
  • Blast from the past: Hillcrest home for sale by Ted Lerner. [Ghosts of DC]
  • At one of D.C.'s busiest intersections, furniture stores dominate. [Borderstan]
  • Wisconsin Ave. NW demonstrators arrested for protesting Fannie Mae foreclosures. [WJLA]
  • ABC Board tension boils over. [Examiner]
  • Today on the market: Brightwood colonial

ARTS LINKS, by Alex Baca (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company Director Michael Kahn named to the Theater Hall of Fame. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • "Photograffeur" (the dude is French) JR will install a building-sized photograph mural at 1401 T St. NW. [Style Blog]
  • You have a favorite obscure punk 7-inch, too, don't you? [Impose]

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

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