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Metro hopes that physically longer buses will ease congestion along some busy routes. Starting Aug. 25, riders on the S buses that connected downtown Silver Spring to downtown D.C. via 16th Street NW and riders of the 70 buses that run along Georgia Avenue NW will see more 60-foot articulated buses.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Friends and customers mourn a local corner shop owner who died from the injuries he sustained during the armed robbery of his store. [Post]
- Virginia police say they will no longer try to get a teen to take explicit pictures of himself as part of a sexting case. [News4]
- There will be a Civil War reenactment this weekend between Georgia Avenue and 13th Street NW to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle at Fort Stevens during the Civil War. [WAMU]
- Falls Church City is the D.C. area’s most expensive jurisdiction, and the housing prices there continue to rise. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Just Shoot Us: D.C. nabbed Pierre Bagley from Hollywood. It’s a long shot, but can he bring Hollywood to D.C? Our latest cover story explores the possibility.
Bike Brigade: Dozens of bikers protested the Post’s Courtland Milloy‘s anti-bike column in front of the Post‘s headquarters yesterday. Unfortunately, Milloy was a no-show.
Cheese Please: A breakdown of GCDC’s chilled cheeses.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- Karl Racine and Lateefah Williams enter the attorney general race. [LL]
- Racine says he has “the fire in the belly” to be attorney general. [Post]
- The D.C. Council will honor RGIII…but not the Pigskins. [WBJ]
- Council education committee backs David Catania‘s special education changes. [Post]
- Bikers protest Courtland Milloy‘s “bike terrorists” column at the Post. [City Desk, Post]
- No charges for officers involved in Capitol Hill shooting. [Times, Post]
- Abandoned house’s woes continues. [Housing Complex]
- Deborah Simmons considers the Carol Schwartz rebrand. [Times]
- Metro will put longer buses on crowded 16th Street and Georgia Avenue routes. [Post]
- Jonetta Rose Barras: Where are the mayoral candidates on education? [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C. bikers try to convince the Post they’re not terrorists. [City Desk]
- A look inside Donald Rumsfeld‘s $4.5 million Kalorama house. [UrbanTurf]
- The most expensive condo in the D.C. area is really expensive. [WBJ]
- ANC backs controversial Dupont Circle church development, with caveats. [UrbanTurf]
- Could businesses like Uber and Lyft be reducing DUIs? [Post]
- Edens hopes to build 500,000 square feet of retail, office, and maybe residential by Union Market. [WBJ]
- The city continues to choose developers not backed by ANCs. [SALM]
- Today on the market: Dupont studio—-$195,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- As Hamilton Leithausermakes his solo debut, a breakdown of the Walkmen‘s three albums [Express]
- After Side Show closes at the Kennedy Center this weekend, it may make a move to Broadway. [Times]
- The National Gallery of Art has named Lynne Cooke a modern art curator. [Post]
- Twenty-five Capital Fringe plays, Venn diagramed [Express]
- Ron Capps will discuss his frank memoir of war and mental illness at Politics and Prose tomorrow. [DCist]
- The original draft of William Shakespeare‘s coat of arms is on view at the Folger Shakespeare Library. [Express]
- Rita Moreno shared stories from her childhood and first auditions at the National Portrait Gallery. [Brightest Young Things]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to find meat on a stick [Eater]
- Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac to debut Buttercream Bakeshop. [Eater]
- Five new Italian restaurants to try in D.C. [Zagat]
- Vagabond DC is the city’s latest avant-garde supper club. [Express]
- Duke’s Grocery launches late night happy hour [PoPville]