District Line Daily: Spa Overload
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In this week's Washington City Paper, available now wherever fine alternative weeklies are given away: Sadie Dingfelder tries to survive 24 hours in Centreville's Spa World without getting covered in too much mud.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Police oversight board mad that Chief Cathy Lanier is ignoring its decisions. [Post]
- Metro second-in-command, big supporter of weekend track work, resigns. [Post]
- Six indicted in Woodley Park stabbing. [Examiner]
- Delays hit hospital-heavy bus line. [Post]
- Examiner says D.C. is "waging war on drivers." [Examiner]
- Alexandria police officer in critical condition after being shot yesterday. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Page Three Photo.
Weights and Mess-Ups: D.C. inspectors have been threatening bars with $2,000 fines over laws that don't even exist.
Teens on the Loose: A new video threatens to ignite a "gallon-smashing" trend in Vienna, Va.
Graham Unbowed: The D.C. Council reprimanded Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham this week. But Graham has faced trouble before and kept his political career intact.
Bookless: More and more, D.C. libraries aren't about books.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Michael Brown on the comeback trail. [Informer]
- Lawyer for Brown's former campaign treasurer says he's been in discussions with feds and expects to enter "information sharing" agreement. [Post]
- Youth corrections officers fight to save union boss. [Times]
- Homeless shelters filled with large families. [Post]
- Kaya Henderson has plan to retain more students in DCPS. [Post]
- District officials don't want a ton of cars on the road. [Examiner]
- Office of Police Complaints worried it's not being taken seriously by Cathy Lanier. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 13th and U apartment building gets smaller without getting smaller. [GGW]
- These condos are coming around the corner. [PoP]
- A big H Street NE residential building gets yanked. [UrbanTurf]
- D.C. can't get its street signs right. [DCist]
- Loudoun makes its pitch for the FBI. [WBJ]
- Fire-damaged shell in Trinidad sells for $340k. [ToT]
- D.C.'s ranked as the lowly fifth-best U.S. city for car-sharing. [DCist]
- Flooding plan leads to new design for McMillan, with bigger park. [UrbanTurf]
- Joe Lieberman sells his Burleith home for $1.3 million. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: River views
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- A 10,000 square foot arts space, Anacostia Arts Center, is coming to Good Hope Road SE this spring. [East City Art]
- Corcoran takes valuable rugs to auction. [Post]
- Arena Stage and George Washington University team up for a multicity arts initiative spearheaded by Liz Lerman: the National Civil War Project. [Post]
- To fund its new Laib Wax Room, the Phillips Collection looked to crowdfunding. [Washingtonian]
- Book circulation is down. So why is the District paying for fancy new libraries? [Washington City Paper]
- To prepare for its relocation to Foggy Bottom, Textile Museum will cuts its hours this fall. [Washington Business Journal]
- Rosa Parks biographer: The Civil Rights activist would have been embarrassed by a memorial to her. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Malt Liquor found in Pepsi vending machine [DCist]
- Umami Burger wants to come to D.C. [Eater]
- Fifteen sandwiches that are better than a half-smoke [Post]
- Chef Roberto Donna bringing a smaller version of Laboratorio del Galileo to new restaurant Alba Osteria [Washingtonian]
- Icelandic restaurant Look plans to open this weekend [PoPville]
- Coffee shop etiquette [Zagat]
- Hostess brands sold, Twinkies saved? [Reuters via HuffPost]