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District Line Daily: Train in Vain

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How's this for a Metro trip: Maryland riders on the Green Line Monday found themselves dropped off at the Pentagon station instead, due to a misdirected train.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Is today the luckiest day of the year? [Times]
  • Early opponent to Jim Graham says she's raised $35K. [Post]
  • The Plan might as well be real in the case of the Ivy City bus depot, writes Courtland Milloy. [Post]
  • MWAA board member accused of nepotism leaving board. [Examiner]
  • Harry Jaffe says Kwame Brown investigation fizzled. [Examiner]
  • MLK Memorial quote will be struck. [Post]
  • D.C. recounts don't overturn any races. [Examiner]

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

Loco for Lotto: Why is the District headed to court to keep records that Loose Lips made public, private?

Passenger, Pass By: New construction could mean the end of popular bar The Passenger.

Forsooth: A D.C. court has blocked an attempt by the Shakespeare Theatre Company's landlord to raise its rent by 700 percent.

Oops: A fake Twitter account for new councilmember Anita Bonds fooled Mayor Vince Gray and reporters.

Dumplings in CoHi: Mad Momos, a restaurant serving Himalayan dumplings called momos, has opened in Columbia Heights.

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

  • Courtland Milloy says The Plan is real in Ivy City, quotes 12-year-old boy: "Most of the money is being spent on bike lanes when we could use it over here for job training.” [Post]
  • War of words between Marion Barry and D.C. Chamber of Commerce continues. [WBJ]
  • Harry Jaffe: Feds coming up short in Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's campaign finance investigation. [Examiner]
  • Admitted destroyer-of-payment-records-to-Sulaimon Brown and de facto Gray campaign treasurer Thomas Gore has status hearing scheduled today. [Examiner]
  • Lawyer to run on pot-legalization platform in at-large race. Phil Mendelson sounds scared of even talking about legalization. [Post]
  • Councilmembers want one solid color for cabs, dammit. [Post]
  • D.C. Center for the LGBT Community gets Reeves Center lease, Vince Gray appoints Sterling Washington new director for Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs. [Post]
  • MLK memorial will no longer have "drum major" quote. [Times]
  • Office of Human Rights' workload focused on employment disputes. [DCist]
  • Gray announces grant money for Walter Reed businesses. [Post]

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

  • Judge rules that Shakespeare Theatre Company's landlord can't boot it from the Lansburgh Theatre [City Paper]
  • The controversial "Drum Major" inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial will be removed [AP via WTOP]
  • Bohemian Caverns can reopen today after being temporarily shut down after an alleged sexual assault in the building's Tap & Parlour bar. [City Paper]
  • D.C. punk band Priests has a new 7-inch, "Radiation/Personal Planes" [Bandcamp]

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

  • Judge rules that Shakespeare Theatre Company's landlord can't boot it from the Lansburgh Theatre [City Paper]
  • The controversial "Drum Major" inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial will be removed [AP via WTOP]
  • Bohemian Caverns can reopen today after being temporarily shut down after an alleged sexual assault in the building's Tap & Parlour bar. [City Paper]
  • D.C. punk band Priests has a new 7-inch, "Radiation/Personal Planes" [Bandcamp]

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

  • How to celebrate the Mayan apocalypse [Post]
  • New club called Heist will offer a $25,000 bottle of Champagne. [Eater]
  • 2,673,264 tortillas used at all of Boloco's locations last year [The Plate]
  • What it's like to work for Matchbox [Zagat]
  • Kangaroo Boxing Club launches late-night menu. [PoP]
  • Slideshow of Taylor Charles Steak & Ice [Urban Daddy]

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