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A House panel grilled the head of the Secret Service yesterday over recent, high-profile agency breaches and called for an independent review of the agency. The White House fence jumper, whose entry into the White House spurred these questions of the agency’s performance, was indicted yesterday and is expected to appear in court today.


  • The “yoga tax” goes into effect today and yogis are trying to get out of it. [Post]
  • A porta-potty blocked the 15th Street NW cycle track Tuesday. The company responsible was slapped with a $300 fine from DDOT. [Post]
  • The National Capital Planning Commission is recommending that Frank Gehry‘s revised design of the Dwight D. Eisenhower be approved. [Washington Business Journal]
  • In an annual address, D.C. Public Schools Chief Kaya Henderson said the schools are on track for big, sped-up progress. [Post]


Gut Reaction: This mediocre sushi place on 14th Street NW has surprisingly delicious and authentic Thai food.

Hear Them Out: Listen to the Loose Lips-hosted attorney general debate from Monday.

And Another DebateWashington City Paper is hosting a D.C. Council at-large debate on Oct. 8 at the Black Cat.

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

  • Will Nationals fever hurt David Catania‘s mayoral chances? [Post]
  • Listen to attorney general candidates face off at the LL Debate. [LL]
  • Debate-mania continues Oct. 8 as the at-large candidates face off at the LL Debate at the Black Cat. [LL]
  • Wall Street thrilled by the District’s finances. [Post]
  • Yogis try to get out of the yoga tax. [Post]
  • Teacher’s union stays out of the mayoral race. [Post]
  • Port-a-potties block cycletrack. [GGW]
  • DDOT still cryptic on key streetcar questions, even as it ramps up safety campaign. [WAMU]
  • Clinton Yates talks about the attorney general race. [Post]
  • Group photo of councilmembers, mayors weirdly cagey about letting reporters in. [Twitter]

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

  • 34-unit flatiron building pitched for east end of H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
  • NCPC staff recommends approval of revised Eisenhower Memorial design. [WBJ]
  • People are obeying traffic laws. That could leave the city $70 million short of expected revenue. [Post]
  • We know what makes kids more likely to drop out of school. We don’t know how to stop them. [GGW]
  • Feds award $139 million contract to renovate St. Elizabeths Center Building for DHS. [WBJ]
  • Cycletrack obstructions take a turn for the excretory. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Edgewood rowhouse—$589,999

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

  • Eliza Rathbone is stepping down after 30 years as the Phillips Collection’s chief curator. What’s her favorite work in the museum? And what’s missing? [Arts Desk]
  • How the comedians of Bentzen Ball get ready for the stage [BYT]
  • Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada made a six-acre face on the National Mall, only decipherable from atop the Washington Monument, using potting soil and sand. [Post]
  • Photos of Clutch (plus Gogol Bordello, Fishbone, and Jane’s Addiction) at Baltimore’s Shindig Festival [Arts Desk]
  • How Studio Theatre’s new commissioned play, The Wolfe Twins, went from rough outline to opening night in under a year [DCist]
  • Watch the trailer for Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution, a documentary set to premiere Dec. 19. [Bandwidth]
  • Big surprise: Joshua Bell‘s Union Station concert attracted a considerably larger crowd than his incognito L’enfant Plaza one in 2007. [Post]

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

  • Where to eat at every Metro stop [Thrillist]
  • Sakuramenexpanding to upstairs space in Adams Morgan. [PoPville]
  • Ten places to get your pumpkin fix [Zagat]
  • Tom Sietsemarecommends the fluke and the baked Alaska at DBGB Kitchen and Bar. [Post]
  • Meet the woman who’s worked 51 years and only called out sick once. [Eater]
  • New York’s The Smith not coming to CityCenterDC but still looking in D.C. [WBJ]
  • Drunk teen tries to stab people at Ballston sports bar. [ARLnow]