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It’s almost Beer Week in D.C., and in this week’s Washington City Paper Beer Issue, we’ve got stories about the rediscovery of a long lost D.C. lager, why brewers are so obsessed with wooden barrels, D.C.’s uniquely lax booze import laws, and more. Most important of all: Here’s where to get sauced this week.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The zoo got a little more crowded this morning when Sumatran tiger Damai gave birth to two cubs. [NBC4]
- Five dozen goats have arrived at the Historic Congressional Cemetery to get rid of unwanted foliage. Oh yes: We’ve got a slideshow. [City Desk]
- Prosecutors have charged seven D.C. residents for their involvement in selling illegally imported prescription drugs in the U.S. [Post]
- A boy was shot in the arm in Greenway this morning and a barricade situation has formed at the site of the shooting, police say. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Barry Matrimony: After Mayor Gray signed the Marriage Officiant Amendment Act, giving Councilmembers the power to officiate weddings, Marion Barry said he is looking to marry a gay couple.
Dead Tree Addition: Why the Washington Post sale might be just what the paper needed.
Loan Shark: At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange is still collecting money from donors to settle a loan he gave his own campaign in 2010—-a corrosive practice that’s perfectly legal.
Arena Stages: City administrator Allen Lew explains the maneuvering behind the D.C United stadium deal—-which says a great deal about where the District’s development priorities are.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Maybe Mark Ein doesn’t have an option to buy the salvage yard in the D.C. United stadium’s footprint. [Housing Complex]
- But it doesn’t matter, because Allen Lew‘s is happy to use eminent domain to get the land. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Cabbies want even more time to install credit card meters. [WAMU]
- Anti-sweatshop group sues over alleged police infiltrator. [WAMU]
- DCist editor fired after freelancing BuzzFeed piece. [Post]
- Activists plan a march 50 years after the march on Washington. [Times]
- Man accused of killing four-year-old told police he sold marijuana after alleged assault. [Post]
- CNN looks at medical marijuana in D.C. [CNN]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Why the Post sale might be the newspaper’s best hope. [City Desk]
- More speculation on where in the city the paper might land. [WBJ]
- Welcome to Education Reform 2.0. [Hill Rag]
- Goats in the Congressional Cemetery! [WCP slideshow]
- The end of the suburbs? No, just a shift in priorities. [GGW]
- Man shoots at D.C. cops with AK-47. [WJLA]
- The past and future of D.C. beer. [The Beer Issue]
- Today on the market: Breathing room in North Cleveland Park
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- How can D.C. suitably honor Chuck Brown? [Post]
- Ron Paul-lovin’ Remy Munasifi‘s libertarian videos aren’t as popular as his nonlibertarian videos. [Post]
- D.C. issues building permits for the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum. [Washington Business Journal]
- A hint of what the Library of Congress has booked for the 2013-2014 season [In the Muse]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to get free corkage in D.C. [Eater]
- Michelle Obama visits Del Campo. [Washingtonian]
- ShopHouse opening in Georgetown on Aug. 19. [Post]
- D.C. ranked one of the best places in the country for wine drinkers. [DCist]
- Free breakfast at Clyde’s Georgetown on Aug. 12 [Zagat]
- The cost of seafood fraud [HuffPost]
- Pimp my bar cart. [WSJ]