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Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser won the festive Ward 8 straw poll last night with 169 votes, or 70 percent of the ballots cast.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • As it turns out, the Elections Board did not purposefully print the D.C. flag upside down on its election guides as a way to engage voters. It was, as initially suspected, a mistake. [Washingtonian]
  • Can the man behind the 11th Street Bridge Park over the Anacostia River pull off the ambitious and pricey project? [City Lab]
  • The final mayoral debate was pure raucous last night. [Post]
  • The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while carrying for the first Ebola patient in Dallas has been transferred to NIH in Maryland. [News4] 

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

This Old House:  Our latest cover story tells a 150-year history of D.C., all through one grand—-and now dumpy—-Logan Circle home.

RIP: Restaurateur Mark Kuller, the owner of Proof, Estadio, Doi Moi, and 2 Birds 1 Stone, died Thursday at the age of 61 after a fight with pancreatic cancer.

Zombies: Your last chance to pay your respects to Fort Fringe involves shooting zombies.

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

  • Mayoral candidates deal with rowdy crowd and each other at final mayoral debate. [LLPost]
  • Catania campaign has another, more musical puppet video. [LL]
  • LL makes his Kojo Show debut on WAMU at noon to talk marijuana. [WAMU]
  • Elections board claims they printed the District flag upside-down to generate voter interest; they were totally making that up. [WashingtonianPost, WAMU]
  • Who made these mysterious anti-David Catania signs? [Post]
  • Other suggestions for generating interest by rotating images 180 degrees. [City Desk]
  • Post ed board cheers Vince Gray‘s D.C. General plan. [Post]
  • New gun law permit applications are just a week away. [WAMUPost]
  • Cathy Lanier doesn’t want to publicize gun permit holders’ names. [Times]
  • District health director aims to quash ebola worries. [Post]
  • The District gets its 200th bikeshare station. [City Desk]
  • Don’t jump the fence at the White House. [City Desk]
  • More on gay-related questions at Wednesday’s debate [Blade]
  • The Pride parade could reverse its route. [Blade]
  • Does the D.C. region have enough mass transit in its transportation plan? [WAMU]

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

  • Where fatal bike crashes happen in the D.C. region. [WashCycle]
  • Can Scott Kratz pull off the 11th Street Bridge Park project? [CityLab]
  • Eisenhower Memorial could break ground next year. [WBJ]
  • The value of (real) neighborhood blogs. [DCist]
  • A photo tour of the Old Post Office building. [Post]
  • The revised Intelsat building: better, but not great. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Forest Hills 1BR—$399,000

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

  • With a $5 million gift from Capital One, the Kennedy Center will up its comedy programming. [Washingtonian]
  • Zola Jesus on why the Hirshhorn (where she’ll play tonight) is the perfect music venue [Arts Desk]
  • Dave Grohl‘s new HBO documentary miniseries, Sonic Highways, reviewed [Post]
  • No more carpet! The Hirshhorn’s been renovated for its 40th birthday. [Express]
  • A playlist for this weekend’s Magnificent Intentions festival at IOTA Club & Cafe [D.C. Music Download]
  • What to do and who to see at Howard Homecoming [Post]
  • The members of San Fermin, who play the Black Cat tomorrow and Sunday, pick songs that remind them of home. [BYT]
  • How a local family becomes murderers every Halloween [Post]
  • The best places to eat and drink around D.C. [Express]
  • Obituary for ProofEstadio, and Doi Moi owner Mark Kuller [Post]
  • Todd Kliman questions the lack of suburban restaurants in Tom Sietsema‘s fall dining guide. [Washingtonian]
  • Spike Mendelsohn‘s new TV show, Midnight Feast, airs. [Zagat]
  • El Chucho owners to open Italian restaurant called Little Coco’s. [Post]
  • City Tap House plans to fill giant pumpkin with pumpkin beer. [Eater]
  • Check out photos of Chez Billy Sud. [BYT]
  • Will food allergy hysteria destroy Halloween? [VICE]