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Unusual goings-on in Georgetown: Long-buried human remains have been discovered there, again.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • At-large candidate David Grosso wants an audit of opponent Michael Brown's former nonprofit. [LL]
  • City's plans for the Nats' playoffs to be announced today. [Post]
  • Online voting registration could be coming to D.C. [Examiner]
  • Nationals versus the Orioles: the MARC series? [City Desk]

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

Photo of the Day: Tuesday's Weather.

Back Off: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't happy about D.C. Council attempts to hold a referendum on District budget autonomy.

Office Space: Washington still has the lowest office vacancy rate in the country.

Gin Lane: After more than a century, gin distilled in the District is available again.

Corcoran on the Move: The Corcoran's possible move has been complicated by preservationists who want to declare its interior a historic landmark.

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

  • Ron Machen will look pretty dumb posing for this picture if he doesn't bring a case against the mayor. [Washingtonian]
  • UDC planning giants cuts. [Examiner]
  • Councilmembers not sharing potential conflicts of interests as planned. [Examiner]
  • Extra cost to city taxpayers per Nats playoff game: $76,000 [Post]
  • Michael Brown's old nonprofit questioned over taxes. [Post]
  • Harry Jaffe: Unions shouldn't be backing Brown. [Examiner]
  • Airports board expansion approved. [Post]
  • Mary Cheh proposes more parking for handicapped. [NBC4]
  • Lawmakers weigh plan to force new city workers who don't live in the city to forgo some of their income. [Examiner]

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

  • Why the D.C. housing boom isn't a bubble. [RPitUS]
  • As the Nats hit the big time, the neighborhood lags behind. [JDLand]
  • When all the Nats fans depart the stadium, here's where they go. [GGW]
  • Plan to fight Bloomingdale flooding would cost $20 million. [WJLA]
  • Capital One is the top D.C.-area bank, by deposits. [Post]
  • Mayor Gray will announce a plan for aging Washingtonians today. [Hill Rag]
  • CaBi turns a profit in Arlington. [Bike Arlington]
  • Explore D.C.'s gigantic-est homes. [HuffPo]
  • A monthlong Car2Go experiment ends in relative success. [UrbanTurf]
  • ANC 6C 1, Douglas Development 0. [GGW]
  • Here's what's coming in D.C. apartments. [UrbanTurf]
  • Huzzah! Low revenue from the bag tax! [WTOP]
  • Today on the market: Pint-sized rowhouse in Foggy Bottom

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

  • Arena Stage to host a memorial service for the late philanthropist Jaylee Mead [Post]
  • Dischord news roundup: According to the label's newsletter, Dischord will be the exclusive distributor for Bikini Kill's planned anniversary reissues. Also: There's a tune from a 6-song Rites of Spring demo floating around [Brooklyn Vegan], and you can now buy releases from Buildings, Heavy Breathing, Marriage, and the reissue of The Make-Up's I Want Some in the Dischord webstore. [Dischord]
  • Twitter drama!: Gwydion Suilebhan talks trash about Scena Theatre's overly white, male season. [Twitter]
  • Celebrate Artisphere's second anniversary this weekend. [Northern Virginia Magazine]
  • Psalmayene 24 on TV! [Let's Talk Live]

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

  • Pairing wine with junk food [NoVa Mag]
  • Best places to eat at the bar [Zagat]
  • Where to watch the presidential debate [Post]
  • Food porn from Outstanding in the Field with Tony Chittum [Washingtonian]
  • Edgar Bar + Kitchen coming to The Mayflower Hotel. [Eater]
  • Doner Bistro opening Thursday in Adams Morgan. [PoP]
  • Food writer goes on Protein Bar diet for a month. [The Plate]
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