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Are Washington area robbers now coordinating their outfits as well as their crimes? A man and a woman who robbed a Takoma Park auto park store Sunday night were both wearing identical shirts advertising a tire store.


  • It’s still not clear who will pay for late-night Metro for Nats fans. [Examiner]
  • But the city could be on the hook for $1 million in extra police if the team has a full play-off run. [Examiner]
  • Hearing on Eisenhower Memorial delayed. [Post]


Photo of the Day: Local.

Orange, Squeezed: Judging by pictures, Councilmember Vincent Orange recently got pretty close with a staffer at an event.

Amputation Anger: A customer at Georgetown bar Smith Point says one of the bar’s employees cut off his finger.

Texico: New restaurant Maddy’s Tap Room features a unique cuisine style: Texican. Don’t confuse it with Tex-Mex—-for one thing, there aren’t any burritos.

Borough Bashed: The writer of City Paper‘s story on how Brooklynization is killing music talked with readers about the story yesterday.

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

  • Michael Brown hunkers down, gets some union endorsements. [Post]
  • Phil Mendelson wants you to believe in the D.C. Council. [Times]
  • Kenyan McDuffie wants to put you back to work. [Examiner]
  • Jack Evans promises extended Metro service if Nats make playoffs, gives no details as to who will pay for it. [Examiner]
  • Ralph Nader wants a presidential debate in D.C. about D.C. [CD]

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • News you can use: Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here are some local places where talking like a pirate will yield something other than a confused glare. [Post]
  • More delays for the Eisenhower Memorial [Washingtonian]
  • Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly to debate Oct. 6 at the Lisner Auditorium… and it’s already sold out [Post]
  • Watch the season premiere of Parks & Recreation, shot in D.C.! [DCist]
  • Photo: The Nats’ Bryce Harper and Wale at Ben’s Chili Bowl [Post]
  • Exploring the music in Dan Steinhilber‘s exhibit at the Kreeger Museum [Post]
  • National Geographic loses its president [Washington Business Journal]

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

  • A extensive guide to D.C.-area cooking classes [Post]
  • 17 hours of chef Geoff Tracy text messages [NoVa Mag]
  • Catch 15 oyster bar and tapas spot coming to 1518 K St. NW. [PoP]
  • Georgetown bar Smith Point allegedly severs customer’s finger. [City Desk]
  • In-store bars coming to Whole Foods locations across the region. [Washingtonian]
  • Yola in Dupont is closing Sept. 28. [Eater]
  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group taking over Yola space? [District Bean]
  • Number of pennies on the floor at Lincoln no longer a mystery: 756,790 [The Plate]