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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/07/2012

DeMorning Links: Battle of the beltways?

A fan can dream, can’t he? (Patrick Semansky - AP)
After completing a sweep of the hapless, pathetic Chicago Cubs last night, the Nationals retain the best record in Major League Baseball. And, somehow, the no-longer-hapless-and-pathetic Baltimore Orioles remain tied with the Yankees atop the American League East. So why not ponder a Nats-O’s championship? Mayor Vincent C. Gray so pondered on WPFW-FM’s Discuss D.C. program Thursday: “[W]e could call it the Parkway Series ... or we could call it the Beltway Series, or we could just call it the World Series.”

In other news:

Elderly Northeast man is D.C.’s first West Nile death (Post)

No criminal charges for cop said to have threatened Michelle Obama (Post)

Feds curious whether Vincent Orange had a shadow campaign, too (Loose Lips)

Showdown at BOE today over Michael Brown’s ballot petitions (D.C. Wire)

The Red Line is going to be a mess this weekend (Dr. Gridlock)

Immigrant students want more support for nonnative English speakers from DCPS (Post)

With plebiscite looming, the old D.C.-statehood-with-Puerto Rico feint is back in the discussion (WaTimes)

City planners give thumbs-up to Adams Morgan hotel (WBJ)

But paperwork mix-up has zoning commissioners vexed (DCmud)

Cathy Lanier: Stop-sign cameras will be deployed by year’s end (WTOP)

Activists march down U Street in support of pastor facing eviction (Post Now)

Capital Bikeshare is America’s most popular bikeshare (GGW)

More than half of D.C.’s children live in low-income households (WTOP)

Developers here prefer walkable neighborhoods (GGW)

Hailo is one of several cab-dispatch apps looking to enter the D.C. market (DCist)

Newborn’s death is thought to be accidental (Post)

Counting of initiative signatures reveals “staff incompetence” at elections board (Examiner)

A fascinating look inside Bloomingdale’s relatively unclogged sewers (WTTG-TV)

Kenyan McDuffie keeps the heat on D.C. Water over the flooding (Examiner)

Step up if you’re interested in redeveloping Barry Farm (WBJ)

Sixty percent of D.C. teachers surveyed think their principals stink (Examiner)

Albrecht Muth was sent to the hospital Wednesday night (Patch)

And his attorneys are challenging the claim that he’s fit for trial (Post)

Marion Barry: RG3 has “flair” (Yahoo! Sports)

Alleged taxi robber is back behind bars (Crime Scene)

Will the Nats move spring training to Fort Myers? (WZVN-TV)

RIP Georgetown’s Pizzeria Uno (G’town Metropolitan)

Why not a conspiracy museum? (City Paper)

Share your speed camera concerns; eat Denny’s for free (@mikedebonis)

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