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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/04/2012

DeMorning Links: A good guy

Vladimir Djordjevic with his father Predrag after suffering grave burns at the Good Guys strip club. (Family photo)
It’s been four and a half years since Vasile Graure, a 37-year-old truck driver, lit bouncer and fellow immigrant Vladimir Djordjevic on fire at the Good Guys strip club in Glover Park. Djordjevic died after nearly three years in Washington Hospital Center, and Graure will spend nearly 50 years in prison for the killing. But the facts of the case don’t quite capture the human drama. For that, read David Montgomery’s Post article.

In other news:

Lead prosecutor in Catherine Fuller affair admits withholding potentially exculpatory evidence (Post)

D.C. to open China office in early June as city officials begin courting Chinese investors (WBJ)

Juror request in South Capitol Street trial leads to call for mistrial (Post)

A convincing case against liquor license moratoriums (Left for LeDroit, G’town Metropolitan)

Now might be a good time to improve your Natitude (Post, DCist)

More Harry Thomas coverage (Post, Informer, WTTG-TV, WUSA-TV, WJLA-TV)

The sad/tragic/head-shaking ironies of the Thomas sentencing (Loose Lips)

“The failure of the Council to approve the Brown and Gray [furlough repayment] deal shows they are not interested in what District government employees need.” (Informer editorial)

Another trial board finding overruled by MPD brass (Examiner)

Metro ponders removing bus stops to alleviate “bunching” (WTTG-TV)

Some inconsistency in Jack Evans’s approach to protest regulation? (Post editorial)

New budget includes big boost in “performance parking,” recommendation to study “real-time” parking data for public (Examiner, TBD)

The story of Washington’s past decade in two photos (PoP)

Landlord lobby likes Drew Hubbard in Ward 5 (CityBiz)

Behold the best ideas for transforming the Mall (Post)

Will blighted property tax lead the the demolition of a historic downtown property? (Housing Complex)

The Equitable Building readies for a new use (GGW)

American Library Association “deeply concerned” about elimination of school librarians (Answer Sheet)

Medical marijuana advocates rally to urge city to hurry up (WRC-TV)

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