District Line Daily: PCP Popular With Criminals
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.
PCP is showing up in the systems of arrested people in Washington more than in any other city surveyed, according to a new study. While less than 1 percent of men arrested in cities like San Diego and New York had PCP in their system, in Washington, almost 12 percent did.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- North Capitol drive-by blamed on gang feud. [Times]
- Four people stabbed near Georgetown law school. [Post]
- Columnist Jonetta Rose Barras sees another lotto scandal. [Examiner]
- D.C.'s top speed camera has made $8.1 million in seven months. [Post]
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Unsatisfied Customer: One man claims Politics & Prose booted him out for asking for a book about the Marquis de Sade.
Apostrophe-less: Why doesn't St. Elizabeths have an apostrophe?
Dry Mayor: Mayor Vince Gray didn't kick off the summer swim season this year with a jump in the pool.
Spacely Space Bar: At last, a Jetsons-themed bar on H Street.
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Before D.C. can build at Walter Reed, it needs to figure out exactly what it has. [WBJ]
- At least one company's interested in the Franklin School. [Post]
- Anacostia Park makes it onto Metro map drafts. [GGW]
- Imax, other retailers interested in eastern D.C. [WBJ]
- The Capitol Riverfront of the future [JDLand]
- Ward 8 houses the city's homeless, gets a bad rap as a result. [Congress Heights on the Rise]
- A new (canine) transportation mode comes to Columbia Heights. [New Columbia Heights]
- Most bridges in D.C. are deficient or functionally obsolete. [DCist]
- Reasons for caution about building streetcars. [Atlantic Cities]
- Brookland residents fight proposed new restaurant. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: Simple geometry in Deanwood
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- How local theaters are experimenting with new ways of making theater [Post]
- Meet the Washington National Cathedral's chief Sunday bell ringer. [WAMU]
- Planned Fairfax Army museum needs a lot more money to open. [WTOP]
- Three shot and wounded near Maryland's Seize the Dance—but it's a dance studio, not a nightclub, as this report describes it. [Post]
- A roundup of Memorial Day political cartoons [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- GBD launches brunch with entree, doughnut, and coffee for $12 [Washingtonian]
- Five things to try at B Too [Girl Meets Food]
- Whiskey shortages? [Drink DC]
- Meet the chef of Norway's embassy [Eater]
- Dairy Godmother's cicada crunch ice cream doesn't actually have critters. [Post]
- The seven best farm-to-table restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]