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In the wake of a fatal failure to dispatch the nearest ambulance to a child who was choking on a grape, D.C. officials admitted that the city’s dispatch system was struggling with a computer problem.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C.’s annual “Potholepalooza” launches today. [NBC4]
- Local rapper Yung Gleesh was charged with sexual assault in Austin. [Arts Desk]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser hinted at using eminent domain for the new soccer stadium. [Loose Lips]
- José Andrés is already planning to open a second location for his new fast-casual restaurant. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Song Premiere: Louis Weeks purges his influences with “Fire.”
Orange Crushed: Councilmember Vincent Orange laments the low budget for this year’s Emancipation Day celebration.
Fifty-Fifty: If you’re willing to drop another $50 at Minibar, you can buy a last-minute reservation.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Technical problems blamed for slowed ambulance response. [Times, WAMU, Post]
- The D.C. United stadium project inches closer to eminent domain. [LL]
- Ron Machen still pretty tight-lipped on Vince Gray investigation. [Post]
- SEIU Council backs LaRuby May in Ward 8. [SEIU]
- Vincent Orange unhappy with Emancipation Day budget slim-down. [LL]
- DCPS aims to takes middle school students abroad. [Post]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton wants airport investigation. [Post]
- Post ed board: Back off, Republicans. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- National Park Service plans to use dogs to chase geese off the Mall. [AP]
- Muriel Bowser hints at eminent domain for Akridge land at soccer stadium site. [LL]
- Where Metro train cars go to die. [GGW]
- The evolving design of a big residential project at Union Market. [UrbanTurf]
- After a long and tortuous process, a dog daycare center at 14th and Florida NW can move forward. [SALM]
- In 1927, a tornado caused major damage in D.C. [Ghosts of DC]
- Today on the market: Anacostia rowhouse—-$390,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Was SXSW worth the trip? Alex Tebeleff of Paperhaus thinks so… [BYT]
- …and the band dropped a new video, for “So Slow,” too. [Impose]
- Photos from Ms. Kim’s 20th-anniversary show at the Howard Theatre [TMOTTGoGo]
- No one knows whether the new X-Files episodes will film in D.C. [Washingtonian]
- Photos of Jonny Grave & the Tombstones, Deepa de Jour, Cherie Sweetbottom, and Laura Tsaggaris at the Black Cat [BYT]
- Radiohead‘s OK Computer and Sesame Street‘s “Rubber Duckie” are now in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- What happens when a 4-year-old and a restaurant critic review the same meal? [NoVa Mag]
- Sample the Beer Madness finalists at Meridian Pint on Thursday. [Post]
- Eight places to try different styles of horchata [Eater]
- Where to find speculoos cookie desserts in Washington [Washingtonian]
- D.C.’s first cat cafe will become a reality. [DCist]
- Think you know D.C. restaurants? Take this quiz. [Express]
- Red Robin Burger Works opens downtown. [PoPville]