District Line Daily: Vote-Splitting in the Council Race
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Will Washington's "reform" candidates split the at-large D.C. Council vote like they did in 2012? A new poll, which puts Councilmember Anita Bonds ahead of the pack at 19 percent, suggests that they will.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- TONIGHT: Washington City Paper's D.C. Council at-large debate at the Black Cat. [Loose Lips]
- Former 2010 mayoral candidate Leo Alexander says Vince Gray tried to get him out of the race. [Post]
- Despite new revelations, David Catania won't press for full investigation of Michelle Rhee-era cheating in public schools. [Post]
- Metro leaves drivers and train operators out of fatigue plan. [Examiner]
- City Paper is moving downtown. [City Desk]
- Washington is on the hunt for new Supercans. [Examiner]
- Vandal hits Georgetown University chapel. [Examiner]
- Silverdocs gets a new name. [Arts Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man Covering Ears.
Taxi Wars, Contd.: The D.C. Taxi Cab Commission is set to start regulating ridesharing services like Sidecar, which turn anyone with a decent car and a clean record into a cabbie.
Surprise Victory: At-large candidate Michael Brown has dropped out of the race, but both Brown and the Board of Elections have considered what will happen if he wins anyway.
No Vacancy: The D.C. Housing Authority waitlist is officially suspended.
Coaster Shock: Washington is now home to a $40 cocktail.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Leo Alexander says Vince Gray urged him to drop out of 2010 mayoral race, meet with Jeff Thompson's close associate. [Post]
- Bonds has misguided focus on race, Post says. [Post]
- So does Pat Mara, says Colby King. [Post]
- Just kidding, says Colby. [Post]
- Chuck Thies is now angry at Colby. [NBC4]
- On radio address, a once-skeptical mayor says to vote for yes on budget autonomy. [Times]
- Car booting is big business in D.C. [WUSA9]
- There are way too many candidate forums. [Post]
- Gray budget proposes a lot of construction. [Examiner]
- Don't miss the only forum that matters, tonight.
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- On the value of experimentation in government. [Post]
- Fifteen hurt in Metrobus crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. [WJLA]
- Before construction in NoMa, decontamination. [WBJ]
- Options emerge for the streetcar on K Street and in Georgetown. [GGW]
- The D.C. area has the "bubbliest" housing market in America. [WBJ]
- The pros and cons of neighborhood preference for charter schools. [GGE]
- 1776 has signed up nearly ten startups a week since its launch. [Post]
- Sidwell Friends alums want to start a free version of their pricey alma mater. [Post]
- Today on the market: Trinidad four-bed
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
- More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
- Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
- Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
- Director Jem Cohen (Instrument, Museum Hours) says D.C.'s DIY punk scene was more educational than working as a prop assistant for Martin Scorsese. [Post]
- In the band's DCist tour diary, The Shirks' Ned Moffitt has a pretty good attitude about getting ripped off the first night of tour. [DCist]
- "Mumbo Sauce" exhibit feels deflated, says Lavanya Ramanathan. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The top 10 stellar sandwich shops [The Plate]
- Everyone gets naked at Restaurant Eve. [Eater]
- The best bars in D.C. [Thrillist]
- Psy is looking for a personal chef. [Zagat]
- Smokefree DC says Civil Cigar Lounge and local hookah bars are violating the law. [DCist]
- Little City Gourmet opens in Arlington. [NoVa Mag]