District Line Daily: Pay Up, Google
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this month, the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue named Google on a list of District tax scofflaws. But now, OTR says it was a mistake.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- MPD cop found guilty of murdering mistress, daughter. [Post]
- Nightclub owner and alleged drug trafficker to represent himself at trial. [Examiner]
- Marion Barry insists the feds tried to off him at the Vista Hotel. [U.S. News]
- Human Rights Watch says D.C. isn't investigating some sexual assaults. [Post]
- Growlers now legal for sale in the city...unless you live in one of the five wards, or Mount Pleasant, where the singles ban is in effect. [DCist]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Page Three Photo.
J. Edgar Mover: The FBI headquarters is leaving downtown D.C., raising questions about what will replace it. But the federal government isn't offering many answers.
Two Cars, One Metro: In a recent viral photo, a woman is shown driving a Smart Car on the Metro. But the truth is a little more complicated.
Gin Sins: Green Hat Gin, the first liquor brewed in Washington in more than a century, has embroiled its distillers in a cross-state trademark dispute.
Green Machine: Employees in the District's "green jobs" training program are just handing out lightbulbs.
New D.C. Music: A break-up track by Sunwolf.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Yvette Alexander and Muriel Bowser aren't happy with DCPS's final school closing list. [Examiner]
- But Jack Evans sure is. [@jackevansward2]
- Rights group says MPD doesn't investigate rapes. [Post]
- Vince Gray says he doubts Newtownlike shootings could happen in D.C., wants to have more active role in gun control advocacy. [Post]
- District speed cameras take in $2 million in a month. [Examiner]
- Gray's invitees to watch inaugural parade include businessmen, lobbyists, former campaign workers, and not Jeff Thompson. [Post]
- Phil Mendelson says he now backs mayor's plans for more cops. [Post]
- Woman who dreamed up "Taxation" license plates feels good. [Post]
- Jim Graham wants nonvoting role on CYITC's board. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- A map of all the bars that are staying open extra late for inauguration. [DCist]
- ARCH Development is giving more than 20 Anacostia storefronts a facelift. [UrbanTurf]
- One hundred twenty-eight Metro escalators will be replaced in the coming years. [WJLA]
- D.C. has a far lower rate of pet ownership than any state. [AVMA]
- A look at D.C.'s old apartment buildings with their own retail ecosystems. [UrbanTurf]
- The new Metrobus map has much to recommend it. [GGW]
- Could we see a light rail line from NoMa to St. Elizabeths? [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Anacostia house for a song
ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? email@example.com)
- Royal Height's Obama anthem, "Barack Steady," brought him some acclaim four years ago. Now, as Obama begins his last term as an elected official, what happens to Height? [Post]
- Speaking of Obama tunes, here's your inaugural playlist, featuring Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley...and the cast of Glee. [HuffPost DC]
- Curious to check out a movie at the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax's new Mosaic complex? Here's what else to do there. [Going Out Guide]
- Inside Leo Svirsky's intimate piano party at Columbia Heights DIY space Paper Sun. [Pink Line Project]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The amount of beer brewed in D.C. will double by the end of the year. [DC Beer]
- Experts weigh in on shaken vs. stirred [Drink DC]
- Fire shuts down Hank's Oyster Bar on the Hill, but it will reopen soon. [Eater via NBC4]
- Tom Sietsema finds tasty Korean food at Ju Mak Jib in Alexandria. [Post]
- History of the Water Gate Inn [PoPville]
- New menu at Queen Vic on H Street NE [Frozen Tropics]