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Councilmember Marion Barry made a big announcement yesterday…No, it had nothing to do with his special anniversary or his non-profit work. He vowed to raise $100,000 for Haiti. D.C. Wire reports:

Barry, who said he has already donated $1,000 of his own money to relief efforts, is also calling on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) to travel to Haiti to evaluate the relief efforts. Barry is dubbing the effort “DC Delivers: Help for Haiti.”

“I am asking that the District of Columbia government join me for a citywide crusade to raise funds and supplies on behalf of the people of Haiti,” Barry said. “The situation in Haiti has touched my heart so that it has compelled me to personally donate $1,000 of my personal funds to the relief effort.”

If ever there was a guy who could make Wyclef credible, Barry may be it. Who really thinks Barry’s gonna raise all that cash? Who really thinks that cash will be accounted for?

WaPo is also reporting that a man died after Arlington police used a Taser to allegedly subdue him.

Barry Farm (Re)Mixed notes that the Circulator is not coming to Anacostia. Congress Heights on the Rise has a great recap of recent news from “River East” and may or may not mention a certain coffee shop opening.

Frozen Tropics asks if a new wine shop has opened up on H Street NE.

Renew Shaw reports that there will be a fundraiser tonight for neighborhood activist Martin Moulton to help him pay for legal fees. This is to help Moulton defend himself in a TRO case brought against him by Leroy Thorpe. For more information on the case, you can go here. It’s stunning.