Archive for June, 2013

District Line Daily: Musteloidea Edition

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One day later, Rusty the red panda is safe and snug at the National Zoo. As [...]

Photo: Man Lifting Woman

1700 Block K Street, NW.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

There and Back Again: A Red Panda’s Tale

After hours of searching, running, sweating, and—finally—netting, the staff of the National Zoo apprehended Rusty the red panda, who was found missing early this morning. Less than four hours after the zoo announced that Rusty was missing, he was captured by a team consisting of National Zoo staff, D.C. police, and the Washington Humane Society in [...]

The Needle: Do You Know Where Your Pandas Are? Edition

Run Rusty Run: No one on Twitter could resist the Edward Snowden-Rusty the Red Panda parallels this morning, as news of the panda's disappearance from the National Zoo broke. Both were sought by federal agencies (the entire national security apparatus in Snowden's case, the zoo in Rusty's), both had escaped from locations that should have been [...]

Political Red Panda Tweets: Not Funny

The twitterverse was captivated by the National Zoo's search for its escaped red panda today. The episode sparked a (successful!) city-wide social media campaign to track down the roving critter, and Rusty is now safely back in the hands of zookeepers. We also got to spend the better part of the day looking at pictures [...]

Rusty the Red Panda Has Been Caught in Adams Morgan

Rusty, the red panda who was reported missing from the National Zoo this afternoon, has been caught.
City Paper intern Dan Singer reports from the scene at the 1900 block of Biltmore Street NW that Rusty has been found by employees of the National Zoo, the Humane Society, and the Metropolitan Police Department and is now [...]

Rusty the Red Panda Spotted in Adams Morgan

Intrepid Twitter user Ashley Foughty has spotted Rusty, the red panda that the National Zoo reported missing this afternoon.
Foughty spotted the escaped critter crossing 20th Street NW near the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, she says in a phone interview, and saw him scurry to a rowhouse at 20th and Biltmore streets. Foughty then called in the [...]

The National Zoo Is Missing a Red Panda

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden isn't the only creature the federal government is searching for today. The National Zoo tweeted moments ago that it is looking for Rusty, a male red panda who was last seen last night around 6 p.m. The zoo tweeted that its staff has been looking for Rusty since 8 [...]

District Line Daily: RAMMY Round-Up

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The 31st annual RAMMY Awards, an Oscars ceremony of sorts for District restaurants, was held last [...]

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2000 Block Shannon Place, SE.  June 22nd.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Super Moon Edition

Peaceoholics Anonymous: The District's attorney general is suing Adrian Fenty-favored gang intervention group Peaceoholics for more than $600,000, alleging that the nonprofit's leaders understated their salaries on tax paperwork. +/-0
King Tide and Super Moon: Not the names of sumo wrestlers, it turns out! The moon will be full almost when its orbit is at its [...]

David Morrison Dies at 59

Turn your attention, if you have a moment, to this appreciation, from early Washington City Paper editor Jeff Stein, of the journalist David Morrison. Then—and you may want to set aside the rest of your work day—click to "Me & My Monkey," a harrowing, anonymously bylined Washington City Paper cover story that still holds a [...]

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1400 Block of Eye Street NW (Rear), June 21

District Line Daily: The Last Straw?

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Yet another Jeffrey Thompson associate, Pennsylvania contractor Stanley L. Straughter, has been charged by the U.S. [...]

The Needle: Sloth Bear Cub Edition

Straw Men: One Jeffrey Thompson associate pleads guilty for his role in a straw-donation scheme; another is charged. +2
Dinner and a Movie: Union Market will be hosting drive-in movie screenings in July and August. +1
Ray of Light: Today is the June solstice, which means we'll experience nearly 15 hours of light. Get out there! +15
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