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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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- 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? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- What your beer says about your political leanings [National Journal]
- Washington's best wine lists [Capitol File]
- Todd Kliman gives Menomale 2.5 stars [Washingtonian]
- Thirteen must-try pork dishes [Eater]
- Fire at Souk on H Street NE [Frozen Tropics]
- D.C. food trucks start collecting 10 percent sales tax on Monday [Food Truck Fiesta]
- There will be no bacon shortage. [Slate]
- Look inside The Coupe [Urban Daddy]