District Line Daily: Where’s Relisha?
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.
The search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd continues as police released new photos Monday of the missing girl and the man she is believed to be with, Kahil Tatum, a janitor at the former D.C. General Hospital, now a city homeless shelter where Relisha was living. Police have an arrest warrant out for Tatum in the shooting death of his wife, whose body was found last Thursday in a Prince George's County hotel room. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the return of Relisha. The search now extends from Pennsylvania to Richmond.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A U.S. Department of Education reports says that D.C. education officials have failed to ensure that the city's lowest-performing schools are implementing federally mandated changes intended to narrow the achievement gap. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray's budget proposal includes $300 million for a new hospital in Ward 8 on the St. Elizabeths campus. [Post]
- The Capitol Police chief defends her department in its decision to use force and shoot Miriam Carey, the woman who was shot and killed after a high-speed car chase with police that started at the White House and ended at the Capitol. [Roll Call]
- Dan Snyder is sticking by his football team's racist name, but he plans to announce today a new organization that would give money and help Native Americans. [City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
The Education Issue: Our latest issue focuses on higher education in D.C. Find out why UDC decided to save its athletics department, how student-veterans are adjusting to life in D.C. colleges, and the latest in GWU's real estate adventures.
Pissed Off: One D.C. man courageously documented the people who pissed in his alley on the way to ShamrockFest.
More Groceries: A sneak peak of the still-under-construction Petworth Safeway building.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- New Vince Gray budget will have $300 million for new hospital to replace United Medical Center. [Post]
- Judge orders city to end rec-center homeless shelters. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Union, Muriel Bowser ads hit TV. [Post, LL]
- And the Gray campaign launches an anti-Bowser site. [LL]
- New report criticizes city over slow school improvements. [Post]
- Gray pal Thomas Gore gets out of federal custody just in time for the primary. [LL]
- Police publish new photos of missing girl and man who may have abducted her. [Post, Times]
- Wells and Gray offer parking breaks for ministers. [LL]
- New rules would make apartment buildings provide secure bike parking. [Post]
- Campaigns buy up social media ads. [WAMU]
- Gray donor files ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney Ron Machen. [LL]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The future 11th Street Bridge, designed by you. [Architect]
- Vince Gray floats St. Elizabeths hospital to replace United Medical Center. [Post]
- Housing in D.C. is more expensive than in all but one state, but not in the top 10 for metro areas. [NLIHC]
- Just studying Vincent Orange's superdome proposal would cost $2 million. [DCist]
- Bloomingdale tries to get neighbors to say "hi." [Bloomingdale]
- Secure bike parking will be required in some buildings. [WBJ]
- Changes coming to bus routes in Southeast D.C. [PlanItMetro]
- Trinity Washington University looks to expand. [WBJ]
- You'd have to work 137 hours a week at minimum wage to afford fair market rent in D.C. [DCist]
- Today on the market: Renovated rowhouse by Petworth Metro—$650,000
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer. (tips? email@example.com)
- Christoph Eschenbach, the conductor of the Washington National Orchestra, signs on for another two years. [Post]
- D.C. booker and ex-Gwar member Jim Thompson remembers Dave Brockie. [Bandwidth]
- Listen to the new, extra-vibey Thievery Corporation album, Saudade. [NPR]
- Bank of America donates a collection of photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe—plus $1 million—to the Museum of African American History and Culture. [Post]
- Baby Bry Bry talks about his lo-fi pop. [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sweetgreen is expanding to Los Angeles. [Eater]
- Adam Express will stay open in Mount Pleasant [PoPville]
- D.C.'s 10 must-try new brunches [Zagat]
- How chef Erik Bruner-Yang won pork competition Cochon 555 [Post]
- Drinking diary of Jack Rose Dining Saloon's Nahem Simon [BYT]
- Le Sandwich opens in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
- Comparing prices at 14th Street NW's Whole Foods and Trader Joe's [DCist]