Archive for December, 2012

More Details of Machete-Chain Fight Revealed

Remember Wednesday's Fairfax County machete and chain fight, which took place in front of a burning tow truck? Remember how the Fairfax County Police Department was pretty short on details? Well, wonder no more, because we have some more information about history's greatest duel.
The alleged machete-wielding culprit in the fight is 32-year-old Woodbridge resident Reu [...]

Photo: Man With Hand Truck

Columbia Road NW, December 13

District Line Daily: Liz

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Should District taxpayers pony up $1,500 for Councilmember Jim Graham to remember Elizabeth Taylor? Graham says [...]

The Needle: Bag It

Clean Up: A state legislator in Virginia wants to implement a 5 cent bag tax like the District's. +3
Oh Baby, Yoouuu: The Biz Markie LivingSocial cooking class is tonight. It's sold out, but there's another one next month. +2

Bar Connected to Moran Arrest to Donate Sales to Anti-Violence Group

Looks like a little bit of good news is coming out of the strange story of Patrick Moran, the son of Virginia Rep. Jim Moran. Moran pleaded guilty yesterday to attacking his girlfriend outside Columbia Heights bar The Getaway earlier this month, and while both Moran's girlfriend and his father say her injuries were accidental, [...]

Washington Post Execs Get $2.3 Million in Stock Bonuses

With the Washington Post's vice president for human resources predicting "an urgent need to reduce costs," it looks like 2013 will be a lean year for the paper's staff. But at least for now, the good times are still rolling in the Washington Post Co. executive suite. On Monday, six executives at the Post's parent [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

3000 Block of 16th Street NW, December 7
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Man With Machete Fights Man With Chain, in Front of a Burning Tow Truck

Will Fairfax County soon rival Florida for the title of our nation's weirdest place? You might think so after hearing that, yesterday, a man in the county wielding a machete (!) fought a man wielding a chain (!!), all in front of a burning tow truck (!!!).
As first reported by Lorton Patch, police were called [...]

Return to Sender: How Did D.C. Ship the Wrong Body to South Carolina?

Judging by the number of mourners, Kevin Ridge's first funeral has his second one beat.
Despite the funeral director's surprising insistence on a closed casket, the Aug. 14, 2011, service at a Methodist church in Murrells Inlet, S.C., attracted well-wishers from across the country. Obviously, the 51-year-old professor had made some mark on the world before [...]

District Line Daily: Pump Up the Volume

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In this week's Washington City Paper, on the streets today, for free: inside the turmoil at [...]

The Needle: R.I.P., Joe

Mogul Passes: Joe L. Allbritton, whose Allbritton Communications was behind Politico, WJLA, and, uh, TBD, died today at 87. Allbritton's Riggs National Bank also laundered money for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, which made for some interesting disparities in coverage between the Post and Allbritton-owned outlets. -4
Passenger Passed Over: Popular bar The Passenger will likely close [...]

Rep. Jim Moran’s Son’s Girlfriend Blames Broken High Heel for Injuries

Count at least one more person in for Rep. Jim Moran's claim that the incident that landed his son Patrick Moran in jail earlier this month was an accident: Patrick Moran's girlfriend. In an email statement released his girlfriend and forwarded by Moran's office this afternoon, she blamed her injuries from her head hitting a trashcan [...]

Rep. Moran: Son’s Attack on Girlfriend “An Accident”

Update, 4:35 p.m.: Bolstering Rep. Moran's statement, Patrick Moran's girlfriend has blamed her injuries on a broken high heel.

Virginia Rep. Jim Moran's office has another statement about his son's arrest for assaulting his girlfriend in Columbia Heights earlier this month. And it turns out it was all an accident, according to Moran, [...]

Coming Soon: Mumbo Sauce Sneakers

Mumbo sauce, D.C.'s celebrated condiment, has inspired plenty of bizarre creations, with french fries, chicken wings, and even pizza being doused in the stuff. But now mumbo sauce is the muse of something that's decidedly inedible: a shoe.
Via the D.C. Sports Bog comes the news that Nike is launching basketball player Kevin Durant’s new sneaker, [...]

Rep. Jim Moran’s Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights

Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O'Keefe caught him on tape half-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud...while acting as the field director for his dad's campaign. Now Moran's taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to beating up [...]