City Paper is not for tourists
A District man accused of fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman over a hamburger has been found innocent. WaPo reports that the bizarre case may have hinged on whether the defendant’s hairstyle was technically considered dreadlocks, as one witness described, or just worn in short twists.
The only question remaining: How will PETA spin this now?
Meanwhile, the largest gathering of world leaders hosted by a U.S. president since World War II has ended. Traffic patterns in the District return to their usually clogged schedule (WJLA-TV).
Mayor Adrian Fenty is reportedly backing a plan to loosen up controversial zoning restrictions in the Uptown Arts Overlay District. Finally, some places to eat and drink on U Street! (Examiner)
Chinatown is preparing for an invasion from French Canada. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin tomorrow, pitting the hometown Capitals versus the storied Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center. Players from both teams are already talking trash (AP).
On this date, 145 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln scored sweet box seats for a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre. You might recall how that ended (Politico).