A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot died Friday. [Afro]
- Bus driver injured, children held for evaluation after crash this morning. [WTOP]
- UDC wants $4 million to cover union payouts for laid-off employees. [Examiner]
- Snow tomorrow? [Post]
- Sunday morning fight leaves four stabbed. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: 43rd Annual Turkey Bowl.
Not Meant to Be: In the mood for a holiday abomination? Tuck into Smith Commons’ turducken.
Parking Wars: A new report from the District’s inspector general reveals that a former councilmember used his staff to get out of traffic tickets.
Not Seeing Red: H Street NE’s burlesque-themed Red Palace is shutting down at the end of the year.
Cough, Cough: Metro’s buses emit more carbon dioxide per passenger mile than other transit agencies, according to an FTA report.
Schocker: Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) shot a video recently that presents him as standing back in his home district…when he’s actually on Capitol Hill.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Lawrence Guyot dies at age 73 [Afro]
- Lawyer says his client got cash payout from OCFO related to lottery harassment complaint [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray hasn’t talk to the feds, despite requests [Post]
- D.C. on pace for less than 100 homicides this year [AP]
- Colby King never skipped school [Post]
- After school closing fight comes school boundaries fight [Post]
- D.C. wants more residents to abandon their cars [Post]
- Harry Thomas Jr. and Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown are both turkeys, says Robert McCartney [Post]
- So long, trips to other state capitals [Times]
- District settles Don Peebles lawsuit [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Developers are snapping up land along Rhode Island Ave. NE. [Post]
- Speed cameras may bring in revenue, but they cost a pretty penny, too. [WTOP]
- Conservatives bash D.C.’s bag fee as it grows more successful. [DCist]
- After a big flop, a L’Enfant development is nearly leased out. [Post]
- Sorry, Vince Gray, but D.C. isn’t among the world’s (or country’s) top cities for startups. [Atlantic Cities]
- New Yorkers pay a big premium for a view. Low-slung D.C. wouldn’t know anything about that… [New York Times]
- Happy 50th, Dulles! How your corridor has grown. [Post]
- Today on the market: Petworth rowhouse for an even half-mill
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- President Barack Obama and the fam supports “Small Business Saturday” at Arlington’s One More Page Books [AP via WTOP]
- John Malkovich on his production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, coming to Lansburgh next week: “Originally, we were going to do a very big production with a very different set and known actors … But known actors only mean movie actors, and movie actors don’t like committing to theater very much.” [Post]
- City Paper contributor Chris Klimek explains his annual Christmas mix CDs [Post]
- An interview with former North Korean propaganda artist Song Byeok, whose work is on view at Woolly Mammoth for another week [Woolly Mammoth]
- You need this Abraham-Lincoln-as-King-Diamond T-shirt [D.C. Heavy Metal]
- Capitol Hill Arts Workshop solicits submissions for its seventh annual contemporary photography exhibition [East City Art]
- Arlington man wants more old-white-guy music recognized in the pages of the Washington Post [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ten best doughnuts in D.C. [The Plate]
- Best and worst comments on proposed D.C. food truck regulations [Post]
- Street Cream food truck will give away free scoops this week before closing for the season. [Food Truck Fiesta]
- Red Palace will close by the end of the year. [Arts Desk]
- Burapa Thai closes in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
- Best soups around D.C. [Eater]
- What astronauts ate for Thanksgiving [NPR]