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District Line Daily: (No) Snow (Yet) Day!

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There's no snow yet, but forecasters are still predicting about 4-7 inches of snow to hit the District later in the day. In the meantime, federal government workers, D.C. government workers, students, and just about everyone else, enjoy your snow day.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Marion Barry has been at Howard University Hospital for the past week fighting a blood infection and could be released as soon as today. [Post]
  • Two Subway sandwich shops—one in Chinatown and one in the U Street Corridor—abruptly closed in D.C. [PoPville]
  • Christian Carter dropped out of the D.C. mayoral race, leaving only eight Democrats to vie for the nomination. [Post]
  • D.C. police are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and a woman found late Monday in a home near Howard University. [WJLA]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY: The Bus Stops Here: ICYMI, photographer Darrow Montgomery traversed the city and, over a year's time, captured stunning images from some of D.C.'s 11,490 bus stops.

Cash Cub: Bao Bao may have slept through most of her debut Saturday, but she's still bringing in lots of cash for the National Zoo.

Art of Darkness: A Q & A with D.C. photographer Timothy Hyde, who shot all the photos for his latest exhibit in Alexandria in the dark.

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

  • Marion Barry has been hospitalized since Jan. 11. [Post]
  • D.C. Public Schools, D.C. government, feds all closed for snow. [WUSA]
  • Vincent Orange kicks off his campaign with black-tie party. [LL]
  • Office of Campaign Finance should hand over its Gray 2010 report, says Post ed board. [Post]
  • D.C. principals get new evaluation system. [Post]
  • Adios to one-time mayoral hopeful Christian Carter. [Post]
  • How Barry's arrest became one Post photographer's big break [NPR]
  • Ethics board wants in on the Wilson Building. [LL]

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

  • Everything is closed today (except your friendly neighborhood City Paper, naturally). [Post]
  • The company that makes Capital Bikeshare bikes goes bankrupt. [WashCycle]
  • Who are the D.C. area's transit commuters? [GGW]
  • The D.C. suburbs are having their tech moment. [Post]
  • City-hired consultant says Southwest has little retail or office potential but lots of housing potential. [SWTLQTC]
  • How to create a vibrant retail corridor [CHOTR]
  • Barack Obama visits DC Central Kitchen; Joe Biden stops by So Other Might Eat. [DCist]
  • Bike and Roll moving from Old Post Office to L'Enfant. [SWTLQTC]
  • Today on the market: Southwest Waterfront studio—$167,000

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

  • Southeast Neighborhood Library closes for a month, citing necessary repairs. [DCist]
  • In this interview, Barrelhouse poetry editor Dan Brady talks about the local lit group's first book of poetry. [HTML Giant]
  • Predict the Helen Hayes Awards nominees! [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Local band Mission South is breaking up. [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • Seven great bar snacks in D.C. [Drink DC]
  • Subway sandwich shops abruptly close in Chinatown and U Street NW. [PoPville]
  • Inspire BBQ trains young people. [NPR]
  • Obama family makes burritos at D.C. Central Kitchen for MLK Day. [DCist]
  • How to eat for $30 at seven top notch restaurants [Zagat]
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