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D.C. corrections officer Walter Sampson is suing the department for failing to accommodate his PTSD, which he says he was diagnosed with after being hit in the face with an inmate’s feces.


  • Debate over how to clean waterways. [Post]
  • Teen stabbed outside Minnesota Avenue Metro station. [Times]
  • Man and child shot in Congress Heights, both survive. [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Fort Lincoln.

Mystery Restaurant: The owners of Taylor Gourmet have registered an LLC for a new restaurant in Logan Circle. But will it be another Taylor Gourmet, or a new concept called “Sauced?”

WPFW Woes: “Jazz and justice” radio station WPFW has a new schedule that has outraged some of the station’s programmers.

Food Deserted: Anacostia’s last grocery store closed Friday.

Priorities: With all the stories that have come out about Washington’s politicians, you’d think the Office of the Inspector General would be busy pursuing corruption. Instead, its agents are pursuing handicap parking scofflaws.

Boom: Was Friday’s tree explosion on the National Mall a blast or a dud?

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Horrible council period coming to frantic end. [Post]
  • Ward 3’s Matthew Frumin says he wants to run in special at-large race. [Post]
  • As does Jon Gann, founder of D.C. Shorts. [jongann.com]
  • Vince Gray sounds like a trickle-down Republican sometimes. [Examiner]
  • Can you really blame Gray for not talking to the feds? [Post]
  • Marion Barry says bias is real against ex-offenders. [Times]
  • Barry grandstands on CBEs. [Examiner]
  • Howard Town Center developers explain why they need $10 million tax break that CFO says they don’t need. [Post]
  • District getting played by out-of-state parents of special needs students [Examiner]
  • Fire chief’s paramedic redeployment plan is unique. [Times]
  • Environmentalists want city to continue to build tunnels of poop water, rather than wait to see green roofs can clean up the area’s waterways. [Post]

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

  • Pepco, city, D.C. United in discussions over Buzzard Point soccer stadium. [Post]
  • The GSA’s looking for a new home for the FBI. [WBJ]
  • D.C.’s first passive house has its ribbon-cutting tomorrow in Deanwood. [Empowerhouse]
  • Dog bites man, car-and-biker edition: More bikers means more bike accidents. [WJLA]
  • Union Market may just be the first step in a big area redevelopment. [Post]
  • Help the streetcar choose between six crappy taglines. [DCist]
  • Emphasizing preservation, Trump plans “the best hotel in Washington, D.C., and realistically, the world.” [DCmud]
  • N Street Follies condos aim to overcome terrible name, break ground next year. [UrbanTurf]
  • Tempers flare as PNC sells Adams Morgan storefronts to a Bethesda developer. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: The streetcar bump in action

ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Washington Ballet’s annual Nutcracker had to ditch live music this year. In its place, says Sarah Kaufman, is a “a truly horrendous recording” of Tchaikovsky‘s score. [Post]
  • Take a look at WPFW-FM’s new revised schedule. The most dramatic change: Most music has been slashed from workday hours. [City Desk]
  • A while back, publishing company TufAmerica filed an awfully poorly timed lawsuit against the Beastie Boys, whose member Adam Yauch had just died of cancer, for unauthorized sampling of Trouble Funk‘s “Drop the Bomb.” The remaining Beasties now want that lawsuit dismissed. [Hollywood Reporter via Post]
  • Mike Paarlberg calls out the Virginia Opera for stooping to Garrison Keillor-level corniness [Arts Desk]
  • Orange Juice in Bishops Garden rounds up its favorite local used bookstores [OJBG]
  • The Washington Post does its usual splurge of coverage on the Kennedy Center Honors [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Your cocktail is shrinking. [WSJ]
  • Galaxy Hut introduces vegetarian menu. [Post]
  • BonChon Chicken heading to Arlington. [Washingtonian]
  • A salute to bartender facial hair [Eater]
  • Mussel Bar is now Mussel Bar & Grille. [Bethesda Mag]
  • DC Brau expanding production. [DC Beer]
  • Georgetown’s five best restaurants [Zagat]