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District Line Daily: Travesty of Fairness

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Are the Pigskins victims of a "travesty of fairness" after being penalized for breaking salary rules? General Manager Bruce Allen thinks so.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Injury toll after North Capitol drive-by up to 13. [Post]
  • Post publisher implies paper could leave D.C. [Post]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to help Spring Valley family living near munitions dump to relocate. [WJLA]
  • Metro gets Daylight Saving Time wrong. [Post]
  • Robert Griffin III recovering from knee surgery. [WTOP]
  • D.C. teacher admits he sent sexual texts to students. [WJLA]
  • Home sellers more interested in D.C. market. [Post]
  • Takoma Park's granola reputation remains intact. [Post]

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

Photo of the Day: Daylight Saving Time.

Easy Money: Former ANC commissioner Sandra Seegars is suing over a recording of her saying she stole D.C. government money to buy a new car. For her part, Seegars says she was just being sarcastic.

Keep Rock Creek Social Club Weird: D.C. party organizers Rock Creek Social Club are headed to Austin to pitch themselves at SXSW.

Adios, Boomtown: A New Republic writer claims that claims about D.C.'s affluence are exaggerated.

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

  • Sandra Seegars suing over tape that has her saying (she says sarcastically): "Yup, I stole ANC money and bought me a new car."  [City Desk]
  • Anita Bonds picks up Muriel Bowser's endorsement, right? [Post]
  • D.C. housing market above prerecession levels. [WBJ]
  • After 13 shot, Tommy Wells says nightclub is "incompatible" with growing NoMa.[Post]
  • David Catania mixing it up as education overseer. [Examiner]
  • KIPP charter proposes new high school. [Post]
  • Why aren't job seekers getting more training from DOES? [GGW]
  • Board of Elections has issues with voter database. [Post]
  • Activist wants IG to investigate School Without Walls principal's efforts at hiring his wife. [Examiner]
  • D.C. public employee pension funds look good compared to the rest of the country. [Post]
  • Who will win Medicaid contracts? [Post]

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

  • Drive-by forces NoMa BID to defend neighborhood's safety. [WBJ]
  • Metro's hoping to let people pay fare directly with credit cards, smartphones. [Examiner]
  • Pepco wants a $52 million rate increase. [DCist]
  • Your water might taste and smell funky starting next week. [New Columbia Heights]
  • In 1903, D.C. had nine automobile merchants but 64 for "bicycles and sundries." [WashCycle]
  • EastBanc buys Georgetown post office from struggling USPS. [Examiner]
  • Only a third of renters have insurance. [Housing Wire]
  • Today on the market: Hill East rowhouse

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

  • TV columnist Lisa de Moraes to leave the Washington Post. [Politico]
  • Contemporary Wing's "Mumbo Sauce" exhibit delayed and moved to an alternate space to be announced. [Twitter]
  • Listen to a stream of the new album from local slo-core ensemble Cigarette. [The Vinyl District]
  • D.C. Music Download's guide to the best of D.C. at SXSW [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • Beers to pair with Irish whiskey [Washingtonian]
  • Wilson Tavern reopens with beefed up menu. [NoVa Mag]
  • Derek Brown teams up with Rappahannock Oyster Company's Travis Croxton to open oyster bar called Eat The Rich. [Post]
  • Where to eat shad and shad roe [Eater]
  • The 10 hottest restaurants in the D.C. area right now [Zagat]
  • Restaurants where you can celebrate Passover [Dining in DC]
  • Noodles & Company coming to 1140 19th St. NW. [PoPville]
  • The Hill's best eats [Hill is Home]

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