ABC Board-Packing Raises Eyebrows: So a round of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board nominations are up for first reading today. In March, LL wrote about how the ward makeup of the nominees (three of seven members are from Ward 1) seemed fishy, considering the board is overseen by Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, who has long taken a special interest in the board’s operations. The noms are all going to pass safely, but Ward 8’s Marion Barry, Ward 2’s Jack Evans, Ward 7’s Yvette Alexander, and Ward 5’s Harry Thomas Jr. are all taking issue with the lopsided geographic balance on the board. —-Mike DeBonis