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Have you been following the story of Gilberto Valle III, the NYPD cop who was allegedly planning to cook and eat women? There's a local connection.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Hurricane Sandy preparations continue. [Post]
  • Protestors at Gallaudet rally for employee put on leave after signing anti-gay marriage petition. [Post]
  • Increase in housing not keeping up with increase in jobs in D.C. [Housing Complex]

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

Photos of the Day: Page Three.

Popped Up for the Last Time: Now that a pharmaceutical-supply company is planning a pop-up shop, complete with OKCupid profile consulting, can we give pop-ups a rest?

On the Rocks the Vote: Barack Obama will almost certainly win the District on Election Day, but he's losing to Mitt Romney in Washington's cocktail polls.

Party's Over: After two years, the Good Life Tuesday parties are done.

Orange Explains: Councilmember Vincent Orange is answering questions about how he landed an endorsement in Ward 8 last year.

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

  • Vincent Orange points out that Jeff Thompson is no longer contributing to local campaigns [Post]
  • Did Thompson put the healthcare of 110,000 poor residents at risk because he's being greedy over the sale price of Chartered Health? [Post]
  • Examiner editorial wonders if Nat Gandhi should be fired [Examiner]
  • Vince Gray is standing by his man [Examiner]
  • DYRS youth shoots staff member [Times]
  • Local tax-break beneficiary LivingSocial says it's not in bad a shape as one of its owners says [WBJ]
  • Audit finds bookkeeping issues with D.C. Democratic State Committee [Examiner]
  • Should council's counsel have represented Jim Graham in Metro investigation? [Examiner]

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

  • Canal Park will open on Nov. 16. [JDLand]
  • Parkmobile raises meter fees and blames...Dodd-Frank? [GGW]
  • Work is underway at a new development on Otis Place NW. [Park View, D.C.]
  • D.C.'s the second-best city for transit commuting, behind you-know-who. [Atlantic Cities]
  • West Virginian carpetbaggers dominate the Maryland casino debate. [Slate]
  • A Capitol Hill schoolhouse is turning into a residential building. [UrbanTurf]
  • This ain't your mother's farm. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Hot tub time machine! (not pictured)

ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Once again, Hollywood has completely ignored actual D.C. geography. The perpetrator this time: TNT's Leverage, which placed Silver Spring and White Flint in the middle of Downtown on a recent map. [DCist]
  • Discovery plans to air a special about redecorating the White House between presidents. [Post]
  • Start lacing up your skates: Another outdoor ice rink is coming to Washington, this one to Canal Park. [Prince of Petworth]
  • The Auto Zone parking lot on H Street NE will be flooded with wannabe Thrillers tonight. [Frozen Tropics]

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

  • National Park Service will start killing deer in Rock Creek Park and giving the meat to food banks. [DCist]
  • Chef Enzo Fargione reflects on one year of Elisir. [Eater]
  • Meatball Nation food truck launches. [Food Truck Fiesta]
  • Chez Billy launching $1 oyster happy hour. [PoP]
  • Where to find late night cheap eats around U Street NW [Borderstan]
  • Don't tell Michelle. [HuffPost]
  • A round-up of Halloween cocktail round-ups [NoVa Mag]

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