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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

DeMorning Links: Day of remembrance

Maurice Williams would be 59 years old now. But 35 years ago Friday, the young WHUR-FM reporter had the tragic fortune of stepping off an elevator onto the fifth floor of the District Building, one of three city locations raided that day by armed bands of Hanafi Muslims. Williams was shot dead in a burst of gunfire that also very nearly killed then at-large D.C. Council member Marion Barry. In the clip above, WRC-TV’s Pat Collins remembers D.C.’s early brush with religious zealotry and terror.

In other news:

South Capitol Street shooter: “I didn’t even look when I shot the gun. I just pulled the trigger.” (Post)

Nine percent of the city’s metered parking spaces will be reserved for the disabled (Post)

Friendship Public Charter School teacher in trouble after allegedly tying 9-year-old to chair (WTTG-TV, WUSA-TV)

Will ballot initiative “be the only way to force this important [campaign finance] issue onto the public agenda”? (Post editorial)

Legendary judge Eugene Hamilton remembered by the lawyers and judges who knew him best (Legal Times, Main Justice)

DYRS oversight hearing is Friday; anonymous grumbles about director Neil Stanley abound (WaTimes)

Unions also are mad some DYRS employees don’t hold social-worker licenses demanded by an antiquated statute (WaTimes)

Gray administration has made scant progress since fall on filling board-and-commission seats (Examiner)

Not all in-boundary kids are getting into some of DCPS’s most coveted schools (Patch)

Downtown cycletrack on track for summer installation (TBD)

How to evade ban on sleeping in park: Sleep outside the park (Examiner)

Harriet Tregoning: “fantastically patient impatient person” (Housing Complex)

Monica Johnson bows out of Ward 7 council race (@DCBOEE)

Steven Rales is still D.C.’s only billionaire (HuffPo)

Trinity president: “[F]or the life of me, I cannot understand why Sarah Wysocki is now teaching in Fairfax County.” (HuffPo)

Deluded D.C. United fan: “The fact that the D.C. council wants to keep D.C. United grounded is incredibly reassuring and inspiring.” (Yahoo!)

Mac’s Tire has a sweet new sign (District Curmudgeon)

Listen to last Saturday’s Ward 5 debate (WTOP)

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