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That was fast. The Kwame Brown saga entered its denouement yesterday, as Judge Richard Leon sentenced the disgraced ex-council chair to less than a day in jail, six months of home detention, two years of probation, and community service.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Alleged David Petraeus mistress Paula Broadwell is staying in Mount Pleasant. [City Desk]
  • Smart meter installation in D.C. cabs delayed, again. [Post]
  • Fire department proposal to pull paramedics from late-night ambulances opposed. [Times]
  • School closure proposal would hit Wards 5, 7 hardest. [Housing Complex]
  • Nats' manager wins National League manager of the year. [Examiner]
  • Courtland Milloy uncovers "environmental injustice" in Ivy City. [Post]

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

Photos of the Day: The Joy Formidable.

Closing Time: Now that DCPS has announced its desire to close 20 D.C. schools, here are the details.

Wrinkles: A new exhibit at Civilian Art Projects focuses on creased fabrics.

Jenkins Silent: Post writer Sally Jenkins, who co-wrote two books with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, doesn't know yet whether she'll adress Armstrong's downfall in the paper.

Another Food Truck: D.C.'s newest food truck will feature rice bowls inspired by Japanese street food.

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

  • Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown brought into Superior Court wearing shackles, sans tie. [Examiner]
  • Jaffe: Vince Gray doing a good job [Examiner]
  • 20 schools slated to be closed [Post]
  • Union says D.C. short on trained paramedics, fire chief says not true [Times]
  • Good chance Michael Brown will be running in special [Post]
  • Ron Moten says he may run too, or decide to play "kingmaker" [Post]
  • Ivy City mad at Gray [Post]
  • Smart taxi meter installation halted [Post]
  • Ponytailed U Street shoeshiner gone but not forgotten [Post]
  • Are D.C. kids on Medicaid getting too doped up because of pharmaceutical marketers? [Examiner]
  • Closed schools = development opportunities [Post]

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

  • Skyland files for a zoning amendment to include Walmart—and decrease parking. [DCmud]
  • A very expensive new Georgetown hotel is set to open in January. [WBJ]
  • Frontier Condominiums sale price returns to the realm of the sane. [UrbanTurf]
  • Cleveland Park caps the number of restaurants in the neighborhood. Here's why it shouldn't. [GGW]
  • The 2013 D.C. Design House will be, well, see for yourself. [Curbed]
  • Weigh in tomorrow on the proposed Yards movie theater. [JDLand]
  • America's most diverse neighborhoods. (Hint: D.C.'s "Anacostia neighborhoods" are not among them.) [Atlantic Cities]
  • Sign of the times: Zumba comes to Trinidad. [Hill Rag]
  • Today on the market: Columbia Heights rowhouse near all the action, and roadwork

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

  • Hyattsville's Community Development Corporation puts out a call for street muralists [Hyattsville CDC]
  • Playwright Annie Baker (Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation) talks about Vermont [Washingtonian]
  • Rorschach Theatre announces its next season [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • This could be funny: Thursday-night comedy at RFD in Capitol Hill [Post]
  • Say goodbye to Christopher (Chip) Porter's regular column in Express. The Washington Post-owned paper is turning its columns over to staffers. [Express]

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

  • Stephen Starr's 14th Street NW restaurant will be called Le Diplomate. [Foobooz via Eater]
  • Matchbox at 14th and T streets NW is nearing completion. [PoP]
  • Check out photos of Suna [Thrillist]
  • Anthony Bourdain's new CNN show will be called Parts Unknown. Check out a trailer. [Zagat]
  • H Street NE's Red Palace brunch gets D- after several brunchers claim food poisoning. [Bitches Who Brunch]
  • Russian-Uzbek restaurant coming to Ballston. [ARLnow]
  • Wine and cheese Wednesdays at Whole Foods [Borderstan]

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