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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/16/2012

DeMorning Links: Curb your dog, curb your rage


Colbert testifying before the D.C. Council this month. (D.C. Office of Cable Television)
Let’s get this straight: Macho the pit bull did not urinate, defecate or otherwise make a mess of Ellsworth Colbert’s Penn Branch lawn. But cops say Colbert thought Macho did a dirty deed, leading to a confrontation with Macho’s walker, Robert Leroy Wright, that ended in Wright’s stabbing death. Keith Alexander reports in The Post: “Colbert accused the dog of fouling his yard, a D.C. homicide detective, Kenniss Weeks, told a D.C. Superior Court judge Thursday. But there was no evidence that the dog did more than walk on the grass, Weeks said.” More at Homicide Watch.

In other news:

Tom Sherwood’s sources: Vincent Gray handled as much as $100,000 worth of Jeff Thompson checks (WRC-TV)

Judge scolds police brass, orders release of department policy documents (PCJ, WAMU-FM, We Love DC)

D.C. United inks two-year lease at RFK Stadium; deal includes “multiillion-dollar” upgrades and advertising tarps (Soccer Insider, AP)

The intersection of mental health and juvenile justice, in Superior Court Room JM-4 (Post)

More on the death of the Betty Noel nomination (Post, WaTimes, Examiner)

Add Kwame Brown and Michael Brown to the subpoena list (AP, @timcraigpost, @alanblinder, WaTimes)

Kaya Henderson lectures Georgetown MBA students on “Courage in Action” (McDonough School of Business)

Many of Metro’s problems involve doors (Post)

Alleged hate crime attacks garner police attention (WTTG-TV)

D.C. wins another Skyland condemnation case (Housing Complex)

Campaign finance office officially closes its abortive Harry Thomas Jr. probe (Examiner)

At least one fish wharf edifice will remain after Southwest redevelopment (Housing Complex)

Commission thinks DCPS/charter “market share” will approach 50/50 in five years (D.C. Schools Insider)

Petitions for corporate-contribution initiative are now on the street (@kcivey)

After a decade, Pepco finally removes doubled utility poles from Glover Park (GGW)

Time to recommit to the Housing Production Trust Fund (DCFPI)

Low appraisals hold up Anacostia development (Housing Complex)

Hearing today on “synthetic marijuana” ban (Examiner)

Streetscape work planned for K Street NW east of Mount Vernon Square (Dr. Gridlock)

Gmail hasn’t yet killed off Microsoft products on city government computers (IDG News)

Happy anniversary to D.C. Chamber CEO Barbara Lang (@dcchamber)

Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan make nice at pre-rematch news conference (Post)

Another restaurant expands from Capitol Hill to 14th Street NW (WBJ)

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