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Marion Barry had his final send-off Friday at the Convention Center that included remarks from his wife, Cora Masters Barry, Jesse Jackson, Muriel Bowser, Phil Mendelson, and more. The ceremony fittingly ran on Marion Barry time, ending an hour late.


  • Ted Leonsis wants to bring the Olympics to D.C. to prove that we’re not a “dysfunctional community.”  [Washington Times]
  • Don’t be alarmed: The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a jet exercise over D.C. skies between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday. [Washington Post]
  • Can Takoma Park grow and maintain its crunchy status? [WAMU]
  • More Eric Garner and Michael Brown protests are planned for today. [Washington Post]


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Too Fast Lane: The Nationals Jayson Werth was sentenced to 10 days in jail for reckless driving.

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

  • Marion Barry sent off with convention center tribute. [LLPost, AP, WAMU]
  • And Friday processional to Ward 8. [LLPost]
  • Barry picked Congressional Cemetery for his burial site in 2012. [Times]
  • Barry remembered for his civil rights work. [Post]
  • Colby King: hurry up with the investigation, Ron Machen. [Post]
  • Outgoing attorney general Irv Nathan returns to law firm. [NLJ]
  • Ted Leonsis wants Olympic bid to fight idea that District is “dysfunctional.” [WBJ]
  • DDOT quiet on proposed 395 closure. [Post]
  • Letter: comparing the ’68 riots with Ferguson. [Post]

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

  • Assessing the D.C. homeless system’s preparedness for the winter. [Hill Rag]
  • Watergate Hotel to reopen next summer, with rooms starting at $450. [Post]
  • Douglas Development plans two Brookland buildings connected by an elevated walkway, totaling 295 units. [UrbanTurf]
  • Fannie Mae plans to move downtown, and Congress isn’t happy. [Post]
  • Capitol Hill’s Imani Temple could become residences. [Hill Rag]
  • D.C.’s young-adult population growth, in charts. [DCist]
  • Today on the market: Brentwood rowhouse in rough shape—-$350,000

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Not everyone’s pleased by the Kennedy Center’s expansion plan. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Pree, the Sea Life, and the Dig at the Black Cat [D.C. Music Download]
  • Two Cuban visual artists—-one who left Cuba as a child, and one who stayed in the island—-share space in an exhibit at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. [Post]
  • Photos of the Library of Congress from a first-time visitor [BYT]
  • The Kennedy Center Honors paid tribute to Al Green, Lily Tomlin, Tom Hanks, Sting, and Patricia McBride. [Post]
  • How the Old Trout Puppet Workshop might cure your fear of death at Woolly Mammoth Theatre [DCist]
  • The brother-members of the music and art duo formerly known as Bluebrain will now go by their own names: Hays + Ryan Holladay. [D.C. Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Where to eat hot cheese on a cold night [Post]
  • Starbucks will open a reserve roastery and tasting room in D.C. [Eater]
  • CityZen serves its last meal. [Post]
  • The 10 hottest new bars in D.C. [Zagat]
  • 3 Stars Brewing Company‘s Illuminati Reserve Society returns. [DC Beer]
  • There’s now a Virginia Wine version of Monopoly. [NoVa Mag]
  • Soberwoman hits Dupont bars. [PoPville]