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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • City could close housing assistance waiting list. [Post]
  • Cab commission declares $1 surcharge on playoff days, then changes its mind. [Examiner]
  • But the city will spend around $65,000 for each game. [Examiner]
  • Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool drained to remove algae. [Post]

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

Photo of the Day: Jeffrey.

Virginia Victorious: Is Chamber of Commerce head Barbara Lang's appointment to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board just a sop to Virginia?

Yogurt Hurt: On the last day for closing Dupont yogurt shop Yola, owner Laura Smith wonders what went wrong.

Park It: A less car-centric Washington could mean the end of regulations requiring that new apartment buildings have parking spots.

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

  • Where do your Pepco payments go? (Besides lavish lobbying of elected officials?) To the lawyers, of course [Times]
  • D.C. Council displeased that so many city workers don't live in the city [DCist]
  • Residents close to ballpark aren't feeling the Nattiude [Post]
  • Post essentially admits it was goaded by Michael Brown in publishing this super weak oppo research [Post]
  • IG recommends city stop doing business with IT contractor who won't open books [WBJ]
  • David Catania and Jack Evans have both their employers interested in a city lights contract [WBJ]
  • Microsoft on short list to anchor  St. Es [WBJ]
  • Former environment boss says he was representing the public interest, which means the mayor wasn't  [Post]
  • Housing waitlist could temporarily close [Post]
  • Cathy Lanier might have to testify on missing evidence in Pershing Park mass arrest [WAMU]
  • Mayor nixes extra charge for baseball taxis [City Desk]

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

  • Pennsylvania Ave. is put on the endangered landscape list. [WJLA]
  • So long, NPR wedge! [WBJ]
  • Virginia state rep says trolley, bike paths, sidewalks "do nearly nothing to improve regional mobility." [Post]
  • Bethesda construction endangers bikers, pedestrians. [GGW]
  • The Washington football team endorses P.G. County gambling. [WBJ]
  • Bike-sharing programs struggle to attract low-income riders. [Streetsblog]
  • Maybe it'd help if they were less ugly. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Get out your snow shovel, Mayor Gray! [PoP]
  • Today on the market: Takoma house in need of love

ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is dealgaed. [Post]
  • Smart talk from Travis Morrison about the changing relationships and expectations between indie rockers and fans [Brightest Young Things]
  • (e)merge Art Fair: There will be bunnies. [@lisamarkuson]
  • What to see at (e)merge, in addition to the bunnies [Brightest Young Things]
  • Animal Collective goes on a misty Merriweather hop. [Arts Post]

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

  • Adult milkshakes coming to Satellite Room. [PoP]
  • Pete's New Haven Style Apizza heading to Silver Spring. [WBJ]
  • Apple dishes around D.C. [Express]
  • Canadian maple syrup bandits arrested. [NPR]
  • Chefs at "The Best Restaurant in the Wold" harvest ants by hand. [Eater]
  • Zengo brunch gets a B+ [Bitches Who Brunch]
  • A sad tale of trying to get to hot New York restaurant NoMad and ending up at Mediterranean-North African restaurant Nomad [Post]
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