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District Line Daily: Hunkering Down

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With tonight's storm just hours away, one question remains: Do we really have to call it the "snowquester"?

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. had terrible financial practices, which helps explain why Harry Thomas Jr. was able to steal from it. [Examiner]
  • Che Brown, brother of Kwame, to be sentenced today for bank fraud. [Post]
  • D.C. plans to slow welfare cuts. [Post]
  • Realtor allegedly behaving badly. [WJLA]

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

Photo of the Day: Monday.

Rule Breaking?: A former Council staffer for Councilmember Anita Bonds says she was fired for refusing to participate in campaigning. New emails shed light on the situation.

Diner, Dashed: Months after moving to Union Market, the former home of Capital City Diner is still sitting on blocks.

Hoover Heads Out: Mayor Vince Gray doesn't seem too interested in keeping the FBI in D.C.

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

  • Judge tells Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown he can't go to North Carolina for college tour. [Post]
  • Tommy Wells offers support to Anita Bonds' campaign, lets world know he's not endorsing her. [@tommywells]
  • Vincent Orange wants council to override mayor's veto of CBE bill. [Examiner]
  • Council should grow a pair and veto CBE bill, Jonetta says. [Examiner]
  • Hotly contested streetlight contract to be redone. [WBJ]
  • OCF attorney defends OCF. [WAMU]
  • ince Gray wants to delay cutting aid to welfare recipients. [Post]
  • Prosecutor on this case must feel like a chump. [Post]

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

  • A quarter of the country's "megacommuters" live in the D.C. area. [Post]
  • Looking to the future of D.C. transit. [GGW]
  • An affordable housing success story near U Street NW. [UrbanTurf]
  • More than 80 percent of the requests DDOT receives are for broken meters. [DCist]
  • Realtor in Arlington caught stealing woman's underwear. [Examiner]
  • Congress will address biking infrastructure tomorrow. [Borderstan]
  • A look at the recruiting success of D.C.'s public and charter schools [Atlantic Cities]
  • Turning a $50k Anacostia rowhouse into a minipalace. [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: Renovated River Terrace rowhouse

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

  • The cherry blossoms are expected to peak March 26-30. [Post]
  • Signature Theatre announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
  • The new Hill Center Poetry Series comes to the Old Naval Hospital. [Post]
  • H&M takes over Barnes & Noble's old space at Union Station. [Washington Business Journal]
  • Eliminated this week, North Potomac native Gurpreet Singh Sarin was the first Sikh contestant on American Idol. [Post]
  • D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces an exhibit for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [Art 202]
  • Marvin Gaye's sister tells her brother's story in My Brother Marvin at Warner Theatre. [Post]

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

  • A mac and cheese for every craving [NoVa Mag]
  • Meet Blue Duck Tavern's tea sommelier. [Eater]
  • Eight high-end restaurants with bedrooms upstairs [Zagat]
  • Where to eat on a budget [Post]
  • Mothership is now open. Check out the menu. [PoPville]
  • Support DC Vote by drinking beer at Meridian Pint. [New Columbia Heights]
  • A look inside Look on K Street NW [Urban Daddy]

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