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Batter up, readers, and enjoy this sketch of Vince Gray, first baseman. The mayor says he still regrets not going pro in his youth—-a regret that inspired him, in part, to run against Adrian Fenty.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Even Orange Line riders aren’t happy with Rush Plus. [Examiner]
- Despite costs, D.C. program meant to monitor juvenile offenders is failing to stop violence. [WJLA]
- Office of Campaign Finance missed chance to catch Harry Thomas Jr. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Man With Camel.
Brown Out: Accusations are flying after the cancellation of a tribute to deceased Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.
Hopes With No Name: What should City Paper call the team of politicos—-Sekou Biddle, Bryan Weaver, Patrick Mara, and David Grosso—-who are united by their lack of success in elections and love of good government? Loose Lips is looking for suggestions. DLD suggests “The Mild Bunch.”
A Distillery Divided Against Itself: Shaw’s Tavern’s new mixologist plans to shake up the drink menu with a Civil War theme. The restaurant is also pushing for D.C. legislation that would make it possible for restaurants to apply for distillery licenses—-a brazen move from a restaurant that, under previous ownership, lost its liquor license.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips editor Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Program for troubled youth doesn’t do much but waste city funds, investigation finds. [WJLA]
- Mayor Vince Gray’s biggest regret? Not playing professional baseball [Post]
- Did OCF ignore clues that HTJ was a crook? [Examiner]
- Klingle road years off from being Klingle trail. [Post]
- Virginians rally in D.C. for guns. [Times]
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Brightest Young Things’ plans for New York City: “The expansion to New York is scary. It’s a lot harder to get noticed. But we’re bumping into the walls of how far we can go in D.C. It’s a tiny place, so we need to try.” [New York Times]
- How the Pussy Riot punk-solidarity protests outside the Russian embassy mirror the 1980s’ punk-percussion anti-Apartheid protests outside the South African embassy [New Republic]
- Valerie Paschall interviews cool local bands Priests and Meow vs. Meow. [DCist]
- Meet Smithsonian magazine’s anthropologically minded new fashion blogger. [Express]
- Show reviews: DC Rock Live on Lorelei/Deathfix/Sun Wolf. Post on Dirty Projectors and Be’La Dona/Klymaxx.
FOOD LINKS, by Young & Hungry editor Jessica Sidman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Eight kid-friendly restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
- The menus for soon-to-reopen Tony & Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grill [Washingtonian]
- Palena named one of the best Italian restaurants in the U.S. [Travel & Leisure]
- Southern brunch guide [Bitches Who Brunch]
- Top 10 fromageries [The Plate]
- Mythology chophouse coming to H Street NE from Atlas Room GM. [H Street Great Street]
- Police search for suspects in burglaries of Vinoteca Wine Bar [Borderstan]