*Washingtonian tells the story of a tiny little old lady working as a prep cook at Circle Bistro. She’s 81, and still going strong.

*Hillary Clinton: File this article under “stories to ignore.” The New York Times says Barack Obama would do equally as well as you in the general election.

*Remember this past fall when there was a much-publicized hate crime nearly every week? Well, here’s an update on one (from DCist) that involved Georgetown students.

*This Texas polygamy story keeps getting stranger.

*Affordable housing advocates want an additional $15 million in the budget for the development of low-cost units. Give ’em $30 million! says Marion Barry. The story’s in this morning’s Washington Post.

*The Arizona Republic reveals the secret of how to make serious money if you work in the alt-weekly business…