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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Chief D.C. tax appraiser resigns. [Post]
  • The able-bodied can still park at the District's red-top meters for the disabled! Ticketing won't start until at least March. [Examiner]
  • Groups want Metro to donate profits from anti-Muslim ad. [Post]
  • Indecisive fall weather brings stinkbugs. [Times]

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

Photo of the Day: Tomorrow's World.

Mie N Yu No More: Georgetown eatery Mie N Yu has closed abruptly after almost 10 years. But what will become of its famously snazzy bathroom?

LivingSocial on the Cheap: Sponsoring late-night Metro for Nats fans cost LivingSocial exactly $0, since the service was never needed.

Forrester Fire: New documents reveal strange business practices by city contractor Forrester, possibly meant to bypass CBE requirements.

Exotic EDM: D.C.'s electronic dance music scene isn't cohesive, but when the songs are this good, who cares?

Riverwalk: A new project could improve the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

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

  • Jeff Thompson's Medicaid company could be headed for receivership after auditors find missing money. [WBJ]
  • Post editorial says Jim Graham needs another investigatin'. [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson says he needs to chat with Graham before deciding what to do. [Times]
  • Longtime ANC commish Bob King suing gasman Joe Mamo. [Heartbeat]
  • A.J. Cooper says rival Michael Brown told him not to run this year. "He said he could introduce me to the money people and teach me how the game is played." [Examiner]
  • Brown says housing vouchers needlessly expiring. [Examiner]
  • Post gets its scalp as chief tax assessor, who may have fudged his resume, resigns. [Post]
  • Disabled don't like new redtop meter plan. [Examiner]
  • More audits please, Nat Gandhi [Examiner]

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

  • On the Metro, peace lovers fight back. [WJLA]
  • The story behind the temporary St. Elizabeths pavilion. [DCist]
  • A former 14th Street NW telephone switching station reopens as loft condos. [DCmud]
  • Upper Northwesterners aren't springing for condos these days. [UrbanTurf]
  • Weak federal leasing is taking its toll. [WBJ]
  • Small in Southwest: Micro-units are the next big thing. [DCmud]
  • In redeveloping St. Elizabeths and Walter Reed, D.C. should look to the Parklands. [GGW]
  • The 3900 block of Georgia Avenue takes another step in its slow transformation. [PoP]
  • Today on the market: Visible from space

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

  • Musician Alex Minoff was destined to play the role of an intense yet helpful bureaucrat, and this video for D.C. Design Week proves it [Twitter]
  • For your desk jamming today: Protect-U has a new mix [Noise In My Head]
  • D.C.'s most "swoonworthy" male DJs assemble Spotify playlists for the readers of Refinery 29; jury still out on whether Refinery's demographic really wants to hear Electric Light Orchestra [Refinery 29]
  • Excuse us for not caring whether The Rolling Stones play D.C. [Post]

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

  • The 10 most annoying cocktail trends [Zagat]
  • Equinox offers dueling menus in response to critical Tom Sietsema review. [Eater]
  • Seven restaurants have closed in Georgetown recently. [Washingtonian]
  • Longtime Washington chef Hector Guerra is now helming the kitchen at Terasol near Chevy Chase Circle. [Post]
  • A sandwich in a can [NPR]
  • D.C. Council debates how far you have to live from a bar to protest its liquor license. [DCist]
  • What the heck are kiwi berries? [NoVa Mag]

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