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District Line Daily: Gunning for Law

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District lawyers are once again asking a judge to uphold strict gun registration requirements that were enacted after the Supreme Court overturned the city's handgun ban in 2008. The requirements, which have been challenged in court, include mandating that anyone who wants to register a gun to be fingerprinted and photographed and complete a safety or training course.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Rumors are circulating in the Wilson Building that At-Large Councilmember Vince Orange is plotting a mayoral run. [Loose Lips]
  • Terry McAuliffe is Virginia's next governor. [Post]
  • But the attorney general's race is still undecided. [WTOP]
  • Fred Hiatt, the Washington Post's editorial page director, reportedly offered to step down from his post and allow the paper's new owner, Jeff Bezos, to appoint his own person to the position, but Bezos said no. [National Journal]
  • The D.C. Council passed a resolution urging the Washington football team to change its racist name.  [Post]

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

Giant Victory: The Shaw Giant at the new City Market at O is slated to reopen Nov. 22.

Render Me This: Here's what the redeveloped Walter Reed site could look like.

Uber for Cava: Cava Mezze Grill is launching an app that would allow customers to pay for their food on their phones.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council gives first vote for bill to end social promotion in schools. [Post]
  • Council passes resolution against Pigskins' name. [PostLL]
  • So...is Vincent Orange running for mayor? [LL]
  • Marion Barry's "tweet team" doesn't appreciate comparisons to crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford. [Twitchy]
  • Clinton Yates considers the two anyway. [Post]
  • Barry recovering from hypoglycemic attack. [Twitter]
  • Mayoral hopeful Reta Lewis: Not counting the scandals,  Vince Gray "has done a really good job." (around 9:35 in first video). [News Channel 8]
  • Streetcar likely won't carry passengers until spring 2014. [Housing Complex]
  • Buy a Ward 4 councilmember's license plate! [eBay]
  • Police say they've solved a 1984 cold case. [Post]
  • Gray's declaration of "Kojo Nnamdi Day" reaches Guyana. [Guyana Graphic]

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

  • Office market flailing, Capitol Riverfront project switches to residential. [WBJ]
  • The latest round of McMillan renderings. [UrbanTurf]
  • Big names line up behind high-speed D.C.-New York rail. [Post]
  • A roundup of all the changes coming to the Capitol Riverfront. [Hill Rag]
  • In case you haven't had your fill, more on Ralph Nader's library recalcitrance [Post]
  • Houseboats start getting moved to prepare for The Wharf. [SWTLQTC]
  • CityCenterDC hotel looks to be swanky. [WBJ]
  • Pennsylvania Avenue U-turners undaunted by zebras. [DCist]
  • Today on the market: Ivy City becomes a selling point

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

  • "Hide/Seek" co-curator David Ward named National Portrait Gallery's senior historian. [Post]
  • The nomadic D.C. Jazz Loft series finds a new home at Union Arts. [Capital Bop]
  • Five guitar-based records that would make John Fahey proud [NPR]
  • If fame hadn't gotten in the way, Goldie Hawn might be running a dance studio in Maryland today. [Post]
  • Watch: D.C.'s Priests play a Pitchfork CMJ showcase in Brooklyn [Pitchfork]

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

  • Perry's in Adams Morgan is going back to its Japanese roots. [Post]
  • Alibi Restaurant & Lounge coming to former My Brothers Place space near Union Station. [PoPville]
  • Seven wine pros recommend fall wines. [Zagat]
  • D.C.'s wine lists are more affordable than ever. [WBJ]
  • At least 30 restaurants have opened since Sept. 22...and counting. [Eater]
  • Union Market to extend its hours. [Washingtonian]
  • Thaiger Asian Bistro will replace Fat Shorty's in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
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