District Line Daily: Free Kwame
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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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- 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? email@example.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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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]