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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Some traffic camera fines could be reduced to $50. [Times]
- Fifth Metro suicide of the year yesterday. [Examiner]
- CFO’s office required to post audits online immediately. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: 12, 13, 14, 15.
The Unsinkable Jim Graham: A Metro investigation found that Councilmember Jim Graham violated conflict of interest rules, but don’t expect much from a Council investigation. They haven’t cared much in the past.
Mm, Doughnuts: Move over, cupcakes: D.C. is getting a gourmet doughnut shop.
World Trade Center Explosion Ad: The Islamophobic Metro ads continue, with a new one planning to juxtapose 9/11 images of the World Trade Center with verses from the Quran.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- New ethics panel to investigate Jim Graham. [Examiner]
- Council votes to make CFO’s audits public [Post]
- Council sued over private email addresses [Post]
- Ron Machen sure is taking a long time to do … something [NBC4]
- Tommy Wells wants cheaper speed camera tickets [Times]
- Jaffe endorses David Grosso [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- An unstoppable force meets Wal-Mart. [WBJ]
- Looking for an older apartment in D.C.? You may be out of luck. [UrbanTurf]
- Fire and EMS units respond to hazmat call; turns out to be a practical joke. [WAMU]
- For one law firm, life on the leading edge. [WBJ]
- For one Brookland household, life in the round. [UrbanTurf]
- Sorry, Yvette. Your colleagues aren’t a fan of your $1,000 speed camera ticket plan. [GGW]
- The City Paper will soon have a new neighbor. (Well…) [DCmud]
- “Flamingo dancers” coming to K Street NW. [PoP]
- Today on the market: Seven digits for two bedrooms
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A Nov. 3 Million Puppet March is being planned for the National Mall in protest of Mitt Romney’s proposed cuts to PBS funding [Post]
- Adams Morgan vintage store Meeps hosts a jazz show this Saturday with Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Anthony Pirog, and Brian Settles [Capital Bop]
- A tour of Capitol Hill costume shop Backstage Inc., which is closing and relocating to Virginia [Huffington Post D.C.]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Looks like D.C. is no longer on the shortlist for Eataly‘s expansion. [Eater]
- What to expect from “philanthropub” Cause on 9th Street NW [DCist]
- The Halloween specials are here. [Zagat]
- Green Hat Gin happy hour at Boundary Road [Frozen Tropics]
- “Flamingo dancers” at Catch 15 Oyster Bar [PoP]
- Taylor Charles Steak & Ice will finally open in December. [Post]
- Where to find the Nutella truck this week [Washingtonian]