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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/09/2011

DeMorning Links: High alert


Expect to see many cops standing near monuments this weekend. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
I suppose it’s only appropriate that our city goes into this weekend’s 9/11 anniversary commemorations with a bit of a scare. Federal and local officials Thursday night revealed “specific” but “unconfirmed” intelligence that a “handful of individuals” might have entered the country with the intent of setting off a “vehicle-borne bomb” in Washington or New York. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that D.C. residents and visitors can expect more security and more stopped vehicles, and she’s placed the force on emergency overtime status for the first time in her tenure. Because, as one federal official tells the Post, “Given the dates that are coming up, nobody wants to underplay anything.”

In other news:

Barack Obama wasn’t the only one to unveil a jobs plan Thursday (Post, WaTimes)

Tommy Wells does not care for your “wine and cheese” stereotyping of Ward 6 (D.C. Schools Insider)

Marion Barry’s still filing contract disapprovals for no good reason (Loose Lips)

Cornell Jones’ attorney: “I’m going to get biblical on you. Moses was a murderer . . . and he was rehabilitated and changed his life. . . . My client paid his debt to society and is helping people better their lives.” (Post)

DOH’s top preparedness official explains how the city’s improved its emergency response in the past decade (Homeland Security Newswire)

In Breathalyzer whistleblowers, Harry Jaffe finds two more cops under siege (Examiner)

Pennsylvania Avenue isn’t quite Fifth Avenue, but it’s close (WBJ)

National Cathedral cancels 9/11 anniversary events (Post)

Work at Georgia Avenue Wal-Mart site briefly delayed over permit snafu (WBJ)

Time to do something with U Street alley lot? (Housing Complex)

“Putting the Fun in Fund Balance!” (DCFPI, natch)

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