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D.C. voters will likely vote to legalize marijuana next month at the polls, but the D.C. Council could delay the initiative by more than a year as it introduces legislation to more strictly regulate the new law.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- New campaign finance reports show that Muriel Bowser has $1 million left to spend before election day. David Catania has about half that. [WAMU]
- A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by her D.C. cab driver early Sunday morning between the 600 and 700 blocks of Kennedy Street NW. [News4]
- The bad news for people working this Columbus Day? Metro is running on its Saturday schedule. The good news? Free meter parking. [Washington Post]
- David Catania‘s passion—-which is often perceived as his temper—-sometimes alienates people in the process of him getting things done. [Washington Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
The D.C. Manual of Style and Usage: For our latest cover story, the Washington City Paper staff compiled a style guide for all things D.C. Learn the proper way to spell“bama,” punctuate “D.C.,” and refer to Chevy Chase, the actor.
Ice Ice Baby: Second State, a new D.C. restaurant, will charge $1 extra for artisanal ice in its already pricey cocktails.
Guns Out?: Mayor Vince Gray signed emergency legislation into law last week defining who can obtain a concealed carry permit. Here’s a roundup of where those permit holders can and cannot legally carry their guns.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Vince Gray’s administration sends audit on missing Park Southern money to the IRS. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser leads in mayoral race fundraising. [Post, AP]
- David Catania‘s former staffers relate stories about his temper. [Post]
- Catania tops the Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
- After the pot vote, what next? [Post]
- Former Councilmember Kathy Patterson could be the next D.C. Auditor. [Post]
- Ward 8 ANC member asks U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate mysterious checks. [LL]
- Gray reluctantly signs gun law. [Post]
- Where you still can’t carry a gun in the District. [City Desk]
- Colby King: Councilmembers aren’t doing enough on violence. [Post]
- Khalid Pitts goes on WAMU’s The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
- Police investigate barber shop killing. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener, is on vaccation (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Local 24-year-old painter Ariel J. Klein uses his iPad as a sketchbook when he’s not in his studio. Young people, eh? [East City Art]
- An illustrated rendering of the final hour of the final day of the Corcoran Gallery of Art [Post]
- Photos of Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada‘s gigantic National Mall portrait, “Out Of Many, One”, taken from a satellite [DCist]
- Listen to the Afrobeat horns and toms on the Funk Ark‘s “Man is a Monster.” [Bandwidth]
- How Flying V’s Lobster Alice ended up with a surrealist ballet that gave its director nightmares [DC Theatre Scene]
- What to see at the Spooky Movie International Horror Festival [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to find Columbus Day brunch [Zagat]
- Tom Sietsema‘s fantasy dinner menu [Post]
- Chef Ed Hardy to open Bacon N’ Eds food trailer at Reston Station Plaza. [Eater]
- Why restaurants should stop serving breakfast for two [Washingtonian]
- Watch second graders enjoy a seven course $220 tasting menu [NY Times]
- ChurchKey named among the best 21 beer bars in the world. [Thrillist]
- Willie’s Brew & Que set to open Thursday in Navy Yard. [PoPville]
- Ugly Mug seeks to double seating and add a retractable roof. [Capitol Hill Corner]