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Campaign finance reports filed Monday show that Muriel Bowser is the best-financed mayoral candidate, but both leading contenders are spending big during the final stretch of the campaign. Bowser has spent more than $200,000 on television ads in the past 17 days and more than $120,000 on postage. Catania spent $140,000 on campaign literature. Bowser has $435,241 left to spend, while Catania has $129,104.


  • The latest White House fence jumper was deemed incompetent to stand trial and was ordered to a mental health facility. [Washington Post]
  • The Washington football team unexpectedly won last night’s game in overtime, breaking the Dallas Cowboys six-game winning streak. [News4]
  • Police Chief Cathy Lanier addressed concerns over police stops and potentially discriminatory police tactics.  [Washington Post]
  • The District will appeal a federal judge’s decision to overturn D.C.’s ban on carrying guns in public. [City Desk]


iCream: Mr. Yogato and Thomas Foolery now accept Bitcoins.

Foo Love: Photos and facts from the Foo Fighter’s epic show Friday at the Black Cat.

Odd CoupleMarion Barry backs Elissa Silverman for an at-large seat. When Silverman was a reporter here at Washington City Paper, Barry banned her from speaking with him.

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

  • David Catania campaign lit: Muriel Bowser‘s like Adrian Fenty! [LL, Post]
  • Marion Barry endorses Elissa Silverman and Anita Bonds [LL]
  • District will appeal gun ruling. [City DeskWAMU]
  • DDOT wants to practice snow clearing, busts up worker instead. [City Desk]
  • Pot backers outgun opponents in fundraising on Initiative 71. [WAMU]
  • Khalid Pitts handout makes you think Bonds has endorsed him. But she hasn’t. [LL]
  • Bill Clinton endorses attorney general hopeful Karl Racine. [LLPost]
  • Cathy Lanier takes councilmembers’ questions on jumpout squads. [WAMUPost]
  • Bowser takes another shot at a DCist interview, doesn’t go ballistic over record question this time. [DCist]
  • D.C. United soccer stadium proposal won’t come out until after the election. [Post]
  • Affordable housing protesters crash Bowser’s office. [Post]
  • Hurray, another cabbie protest. [Post]
  • Deborah Simmons: female mayoral candidates are trying to prove that pistachios don’t only grow on trees.” [Times]
  • Fundrise lets even the little guy get in on the condo game. [Housing Complex]
  • What’s behind a rise in bike dangers? [WAMU]
  • Preschool teacher contracts viral meningitis. [Post]

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

  • Council report on stadium deal delayed until after election. [Post]
  • Gilbert Arenas‘ Great Falls house, minus the shark tank, sells for $2.8 million. [Curbed]
  • New York billionaire plans $90 million condo flip (sort of). [NYT]
  • Get ready for another taxi protest downtown. [Post]
  • Buyout of Capital Bikeshare company is a done deal. [Streetsblog]
  • Why’s Metro been so bad recently? [Post]
  • Today on the market: Foggy Bottom 1BR—-$295,000

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

  • Photos from the Foo Fighters‘ show at the Black Cat [Arts Desk]
  • Drake lived the high life at Stadium Club and, uh, Z Burger for his birthday. [DCist]
  • Opening acts worth showing up early to see at upcoming local shows [BYT]
  • A review of the Vienna Boys Choir‘s Georgetown performance, which seems just creepy enough for Halloween week [Post]
  • Watch local multi-instrumentalist Sara Curtin‘s new video for “Summer” if you want a reason to miss sparkler season. [BYT]
  • Arena Stage’s star-studded Our War, a collection of monologues on the Civil War and its effects, is “less kaleidoscopic than grab-bag.” [Post]
  • HBO released bonus footage from the filming of Sonic Highways, including extended interviews with Ian MacKaye and members of Bad Brains. [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • 10 comfort food classics in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Filipino restaurant Bad Saint popping up at Dolcezza‘s factory. [PoPville]
  • Mario Batali says he’s still searching for real estate partners for Eataly in D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Curry Mantra 2 and Curry Mantra 3 closing; new Indian restaurant coming to Arlington. [NoVa Mag]
  • Urban Butcher in Silver Spring closed for repairs. [Eater]
  • Tom Sietsema finds Chez Billy Sud is a welcome addition to Georgetown. [Post]
  • Rapper Drake visits Columbia Heights Z-Burger on Saturday. [New Columbia Heights]