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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Sandy took a financial toll on Metro. [Examiner]
- Council and mayor at odds over speed camera fines. [Examiner]
- Georgetown gets anonymous $20 million donation. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man in Cape.
Cupcake Negotiations: More Republicans in Congress sent cupcakes to Democrats than vice-versa in a promotion by cupcake shop Sprinkles.
Spingarn Car Barn Revealed: Take a look at the contentious Spingarn Car Barn planned for Ward 5.
Councilmembers United: D.C. Councilmembers love to associate themselves with Barack Obama, but they don’t always match their words with campaign cash.
Bow Boom: Whether it’s at the Hello Kitty for President campaign or the Decoy exhibit at the Fridge, bows are getting big.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Game on [Post]
- Mary Cheh displeased with ex-pal Mayor Vince Gray‘s speed camera proposal [Examiner]
- Continued dysfunction at DYRS? [Times]
- Metro shouldn’t stop running buses in Anacostia because of rock throwers [Post]
- To the Ward 7 voter(s?) who are guided by the Post: you’ll vote for Barack Obama, David Grosso, Leon Swain and Ron Moten [Post]
- D.C.’s debt problems [Examiner]
- Study prepared for the D.C. Economic Partnership finds that the partnership is a worthy of public investment [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- The 31-unit Cardozo building is coming to 11th and V NW. [WBJ]
- And the 20-unit “V” is coming to Georgia and Otis. [Park View D.C.]
- A foreign correspondent writes about that strange, mystical place: Capitol Hill. [FT]
- Here’s what Shaw’s Blagden Alley could soon look like. [DCmud]
- The American History Museum will undergo a 2.5-year, $37 million renovation. [WBJ]
- Mary Cheh wants to set Uber free—well, partly free. [GGW]
- Your rent may not rise as exorbitantly this year as it did last year. [UrbanTurf]
- Intelsat is staying put on Connecticut Ave. [WBJ]
- Metro forgot to set its clock back for DST. [DCist]
- Today on the market: LeDroit Park rowhouse for a cool $1.18 million
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- So, Justin Bieber kinda sucked at Verizon Center last night. [Post]
- The State Department commemorates 50 years of the Arts in Embassies program with a few big-name events, including a Nov. 30 awards ceremony with Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kiki Smith, and other influential artists; and a Nov. 28 happening at THEARC with performance artist (not Bad Seeds frontman) Nick Cave. [U.S. Dept. of State]
- Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: In the job market, the list of exceptional senior arts managers is quite short. [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Rockville company hired to renovate the National Museum of American History [Washington Business Journal]
- D.C. DJ DC Fatts has died. [TMOTTGoGo]
- Baltimore artist Jo Smail scores the top Trawick Prize [Chevy Chase Patch]
- A chat with Kennedy Center Jazz Adviser Jason Moran about tonight’s Election Night Jam, D.C.’s jazz community, etc. [Washingtonian]
- New material from D.C./Virginia band The Plums [The Plums]
- Get your E.D. Sedgwick and Evens records now: Dischord is taking pre-orders for its Nov. 20 releases. [Dischord]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Major joykill: You can’t give away free food for voting. [DCist]
- District Taco coming to Capitol Hill. [Post]
- First nonairport Vino Volo opens in Bethesda this week. [Washingtonian]
- Family Meal‘s opening chef de cuisine will helm the kitchen at Room 11. [Eater]
- International dumpling truck Yumpling is coming soon. [Food Truck Fiesta]
- The Angry Whopper [NPR]
- Revamped Lebanese Taverna reopens in Woodley Park. [PoP]