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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/14/2011

DeMorning Links: ‘Harry Thomas gotta go’

Will Thomas soon be hitting the campaign trail to keep his seat? (Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post)
Technically speaking, Ward 5 residents have to wait until January to begin recall proceedings against D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5), accused of diverting more than $300,000 in youth funds for his own use. But a few are chomping at the bit, including one Mahdi Shabazz, whom WTTG-TV’s Karen Gray Houston profiles. He’s made up some “HARRY THOMAS GOTTA GO” T-shirts and wants “the city council members, particularly the ethics committee, to ask him to resign.” (If he’s waiting on the “ethics committee,” he might be waiting a while.) Thomas didn’t comment to Houston: “I’ll let the citizens of my ward speak to it.”

In other news:

Vincent Gray woos Board of Trade — by not mentioning a commuter tax or an income tax hike (WBJ)

Teen who shot at cops in Petworth is judged unfit for trial (Post)

Jack Evans says his constituent service spending “was a good balance” (Borderstan)

Two states have higher rates of poverty than D.C. (WAMU-FM)

Can Kwame Brown's “political salvaged” via ethics reform? Or are his proposals all “fancy footwork and fast talk”? (DCist, Examiner)

Mother of four stabbed to death behind Trinidad recreation center (Post Now, Homicide Watch, WTTG-TV)

Burglar strikes the Gold Coast home of Superior Court Judge Harold Cushenberry (and wife Betty Noel, the former People’s Counsel) (Post, WUSA-TV)

More take-home cars than Metro initially said (Examiner)

Ground broken at Northwest One, in Northeast (WRC-TV, DCmud)

”[I]t’s important that rebuilding the fund balance be, well, balanced against the other critical needs of the city” (DCFPI)

Man found dead, thought to be transgendered, is identified (Blade, Crime Scene)

Arrest made in unrelated shooting of a transgender woman WaTimes)

Behold “the Dan Snyder dichotomy: Is it greed that drives him? Or ambition? Perhaps what you think hinges on whether you’ve ever paid him a parking fee.” (Erik Wemple)

Go inside a D.C. sewer without having to smell it (WAMU-FM)

Katrina Peebles, wife of R. Donahue, appointed to seat on Kennedy Center advisory board (White House)

Georgetown Waterfront Park is now fully open (Georgetown Metropolitan)

Get those fall festivals on your calendar (DCist)

Beware the emerald ash borer (NYT)

Another set visit for Hizzoner (DCist)

Georgetown ANC proceeds with student-splitting redistricting proposal (GGW)

My diet does not need this (Post)

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