“Someone is missing.” Anyone else think the latest Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, Shutter Island, has the worst tagline ever?

A senior at George Washington University was reported missing last weekend—prompting a Facebook group, a front-page GW Hatchet article, and a citywide police search. The girl who reported his absence said: “I could possibly see him [skipping their event] and sleeping in—but I couldn’t see him not texting me and apologizing.” The student turned up safe and sound Monday morning, having gone with another girl to Virginia. Draw your own conclusions.

On Monday, the National Capital Planning Commission approved a new security plan for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial – so construction can now begin. According to the Associated Press, the memorial—which consists of an island and two elm trees—will have fewer metal posts than initially proposed. Expect to see the memorial (missing security posts) in 2011.

Help the Metropolitan Police find a missing 12-year-old. She was last seen at the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station on Friday.

Central Intelligence Agency funds missing? Say, maybe for the last eight years? Try checking the pockets of the Afghan president’s brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai. Or just ask the opium dealers.

The D.C. Council started its same-sex marriage hearings on Monday—and the committee taking up David A. Catania‘s legislation is most definitely not missing testifiers. It already was scheduled to hear from 100 people, and 150 more will have their say on Nov. 2.

As part of a future exhibit at Nevin Kelly Gallery, local artists ask: “What’s important to you?” Everyone gets just 10 words to answer. How about “Missing students, Leo, and people who don’t care about gay marriage”? Whoops, that’s 11.

Georgetown University has just released the schedule of community meetings to discuss its  10-year campus plan. In other words, if you are interested in neighborhood zoning issues, best pencil them in. If you are still annoyed about loud, drunken kids eating pizza—bummer. They are still there.

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