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Good morning, District denizens! And now, the news:
- Lt. James A. Cullen posted on the MDP-4D listserv that the 17 year old who was shot while near the 700 block of Decatur St. NW was treated and released from the hospital. Cullen also said that a “white Lexus sedan” may have been involved in the incident. According to Linda Brown, MPD Commander of the Fourth District, police are responding with gusto to the most recent shooting on Kennedy St. (which City Paper missed): “Our attention is continually focused in the 600-700 blocks of Jefferson, Kennedy and Longfellow. We have executed several search warrants in this target area in the last few days in an effort to bring this gun violence to an end.”
- Looking to rent out your place for inauguration but worried about getting busted for violating housing regulations? Fear not! According to The Washington Post Mayor Adrian M. Fenty decided yesterday to suspend “requirements for property inspections…from Jan. 13 through 27,” as well as various other obstacles to renting out one’s futon in Brightwood Park. (*Ahem* We have wireless Internet, folks! And the place is clean! *Ahem*) The last obstacle is the landlord. (Don’t hold your breath for Fenty to suspend other pointless laws, the kind that do nothing to curb the behaviors they criminalize and generate less money than is required to enforce them.)
- Twilight, the vampire movie every chick wants to see, opens tonight. Critics have mixed opinions. Moviegoers should prepare themselves for violent hordes of XX’s, ranging from 13 to 30 years of age, all of them screaming for the blood of Robert Pattinson. Check out Washington City Paper’s showtimes for other movie listings.
- Prince of Petworth has a question for you.
- Calling all nerds: New FreakAngels, new Marriedtothesea, and new Penny-Arcade. Check them out now.