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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/21/2012

DeMorning Links: I’m back


Paging Miss Manners. (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
Your devoted correspondent is back at work this post-vacation, post-holiday Tuesday morning. He missed quite a bit, including the historic end to 39 years of litigation over the District’s mental health system, revelations that back-channel discussions continue over locating a Redskins training facility near RFK Stadium, and D.C. Council members Marion Barry and David Catania getting into a salty verbal duel at a Valentine’s Day retreat. That last episode has prompted Chairman Kwame R. Brown to propose a ban on members using “profane, indecent or abusive language” in public, to be voted on at Tuesday’s council meeting. Good luck with that.

In other news:

Trial begins Tuesday in 2010 South Capitol Street killings, could last months (Post, WaTimes)

Beer gift to firehouse leads to battalion chief’s demotion (WaTimes)

New RFK lease for D.C. United could kick off more intensive negotiations over new stadium (Capital Business)

Pete Ross, candidate for shadow senator, is a convicted tax cheat (D.C. Wire)

The quest for fine dining east of the Anacostia River continues (Post)

Preliminary police data shows a rise in violent crime (WaTimes)

Never fear: The Guardian Angels are on it (WJLA-TV)

The “statistical mishmash” underlying the D.C. police department’s 94 percent homicide closure rate (Post)

But, hey, we’re still doing better than Baltimore (Sun)

“One City Summit” did not succeed in impressing Jonetta Rose Barras (Examiner)

Marion Barry: “My greatest deficiency is not enough exercise.” (Examiner)

What’s replacing Tourmobile on the National Mall (AP)

Are the Friendship charter schools expelling one in 12 of their students? (D.C. Schools Insider)

“D.C. taxis need regulation. The trick is to do it fairly and harmoniously — with due respect for the legitimate interests of D.C.’s drivers and the passengers they serve.” (Post)

Bread for the City debuts dental clinic (WAMU-FM)

Putting more of the city’s money in smaller local banks is a complicated proposition (Capital Business)

Maryland athletic department starts playing hardball in Hoyas scheduling dispute (Post)

How dare LivingSocial encourage creative things! (DCist)

Chip Akridge chips in $1 million for Mall restoration (AP)

Via Colby King, a fine primer on the lottery contract drama (Post)

In which Deborah Simmons compares President Obama to Orval Faubus over school voucher budgeting (WaTimes)

Despite fire, Anacostia High students won’t miss a full day of school (Post)

How DDOT is saving the earth by removing pavement (d.ish)

Ward 8 Dems rally behind their man Barry against Catania (Loose Lips)

How the Nationals Park taxi stand will work (WaTimes)

Ticket amnesty revenue still running behind projections (Examiner)

Pro-statehood resolution goes nowhere in the Florida legislature (DCist)

Muriel Bowser, Eleanor Holmes Norton win Stein Club endorsements (Blade)

Is the Obama administration budgeting enough for inaugural security? (Examiner)

Z-Burger owner in hot water with DCRA, Georgetown ANC over building collapse (Patch)

Council committee will hear about street harassment at Metro oversight hearing (Post)

Please welcome the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Washington streetscape (Housing Complex)

Put your hands together for the Beacon House (WUSA-TV)

Jacque Patterson gets some love from his hometown Tacoma paper: “Patterson joked that he can honestly say he was born and raised in Washington.” (News Tribune)

Ground breaks Tuesday on 14th and U development (DCmud)

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