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Georgetown law student Marc Gersen thought he could outwit authorities and sell meth on the side. He was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Controversy over Cool Disco Donut’s nod to graffiti artist Cool “Disco” Dan leads Dupont Circle restaurant to pick a new name. [Young & Hungry]
- Winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. [WTOP]
- Metro wants to replace some of its newest escalators. [Examiner]
- Bizarre kidnapping ends in death for kidnapper. [Times]
- No charges for Rep. Jim Moran‘s son in police investigation into voter-fraud video. [Times]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vincent Orange accuses Vince Gray of playing hardball on hospital contract. [Post]
- Yvette Alexander jumps from Orange’s side to Gray’s. [WBJ]
- Firm that missed or ignored complete failure of CBE program at Anacostia High School joins business groups in asking Gray to veto his and Orange’s CBE legislation. [Times]
- D.C. close to actually selling medical marijuana. [Post]
- Health care exchange official appears to be backing away from “an earlier proposal to ban the sale of individual and small-group insurance on the open market starting Oct. 1.” [WBJ]
- District’s good times are an autopilot, despite Gray administration missteps, says Jonetta. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- D.C.’s split personality. [NY Times]
- The FBI HQ could cost Loudon County just like it’s costing D.C. [WBJ]
- Metropolitan Branch Trail’s Rhode Island Ave. bridge moves forward. [WashCycle]
- YIMBYs make sure NIMBYs aren’t the only game in town. [City Desk]
- Tony Williams denies that he’s Detroit-bound. [DCist]
- Mapping the need for sidewalks in Ward 3. [GGW]
- D.C. has America’s “gridlockiest” winters. [Atlantic Cities]
- The history of Barry Farm’s street names. [GGW]
- Why we don’t need one-way streets. [Atlantic Cities]
- Checking in on the state of medical marijuana in the District [Post]
- Today on the market: Swanky Dupont penthouse
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- She sang the anthem, y’all. [Rolling Stone]
- AFI Silver Theatre risks massive profit loss if it can’t go digital [Gazette]
- After controversy, Cool Disco Donut changes its name to Zeke’s D.C. Donuts [Washington City Paper]
- The Post goes deep inside the Cool Disco Donut hole [Post]
- Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist author visits her old high school, Bethesda Chevy Chase [Post]
- In case you didn’t get the memo: The Lumineers suck [Post]
- Does anyone like the Washington-centered drama House of Cards? [Post]
- The long saga of a copper heiress and her gift of a Monet to the Corcoran [Post]
- Clinton Yates wonders why Uptown X.O. isn’t more famous [The Root D.C.]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Ten restaurants with terrific Champagne lists [Eater]
- Former Jack Rose Dining Saloon chef headed to Teddy & the Bully Bar. [Washingtonian]
- Deer Antler Spray Shooters at Duffy’s Irish Pub [Post]
- NIMBYS, meet the YIMBYs, who want more construction and liquor licenses. [City Desk]
- Where to find great spicy dishes [Express]
- Where to eat and drink on the Hill for Super Bowl Sunday [Hill is Home]