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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/12/2012

DeMorning Links: McPherson Square is de-Occupied


It could be months are longer before McPherson Square is restored to its pre-Occupy splendor. (Katherine Frey - THE WASHINGTON POST)
It ends with a whimper: DCist and the Examiner report that the last few Occupy D.C. tents were cleared from McPherson Square Sunday night. It’s not totally clear what happened. “But removing the tents was a point of heated discussion at an Occupy D.C. meeting on Sunday night,” Benjamin Freed writes at DCist. “Occupy D.C. and other activist groups discussed a variety of agendas, but it was one occupier who suggested that it was well past time to finally clear the park of its lingering remnants of the encampment.” As for lingering remnants, the park’s south end has been fenced off and reseeded; the north end remains a muddy mess.

In other news:

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Phil Mendelson might have interim chair spot clinched, but pro tem spot is still in play (WRC-TV)

Vincent Orange makes his pitch: “If you look at my record compared to Mr. Mendelson’s, you’ll see the majority of the time, he’s on the losing side of a 10 to 2, or 12 to 1 vote. I’m generally in the majority.” (WUSA-TV)

Mendo plays nice for now (WAMU-FM)

Marion Barry says some of his colleagues are “4 sale” (@marionbarryjr)

Nearly two dozen gravestones thought to be missing from Civil War cemetery on St. Elizabeths campus (WaTimes)

Still work to do on universal pre-K (GGW)

Man said to have driven SUV into office building will remain in jail (Post, Frederick News Post)

Phelps High parents and teachers wonder why they’re losing their principal (D.C. Schools Insider)

Harry Jaffe: “Temptation is the direct line from Marion Barry’s fall to Kwame Brown’s demise.” (Examiner)

Mom’s rule of threes indicates Vincent Gray is going down, says “Conservative Black Chick” (The Root DC)

Pastor who helped lead D.C. gay marriage opposition presses Yvette Alexander on her Mendelson support (@pastorpwalker)

What Barry and Mama Cass have in common (TNR)

Kwame Brown as “a cautionary tale for all of us” (The Root DC)

Robert Bobb keeps mum on his political intentions (@AlanSuderman)

Court of Appeals ruling means sudden crackdown on Hank’s Oyster Bar patio (Borderstan, GGW)

Have any thoughts on legalizing Sunday package liquor sales? Speak today. (WJLA-TV)

Lee Satterfield will cruise to a second term as Superior Court chief judge; pledges to make court more “user-friendly” (Legal Times)

Judge ruled that police wrongly raided armed vet’s home without a warrant (WaTimes)

One stabbed to death in one of several violent overnight incidents (WRC-TV)

So long, TBD (City Desk)

Sister of man who died in police custody disputes official explanation (WUSA-TV)

Gray pleases Georgetown crowd with park money (Dish)

Speed cameras: The people speak (Post)

Downhill-only riders are a problem for Bikeshare — but not a big problem (Rob Pitongolo)

FBI has interviewed at least one person in lottery probe (Loose Lips)

$600,000 worth of “strategic lighting” makes for a super-nice library (Library Journal)

City might not get interim extra Medicaid contractor (WBJ)

D.C.’s convention center as a cautionary tale (Atlantic Cities)

City-owned trucks make slow progress on bike safety requirements (WashCycle)

Southwest ANC won’t approve Waterfront redevelopment plans till boat-dwellers’ fates are resolved (UrbanTurf)

Muriel Bowser eyes closed Ward 4 elementary for Washington Latin charter school (Examiner.com)

Marriott Wardman Park is in trouble with city over its pool (WUSA-TV)

Obama taps Sri Srinivasan, Caitlin Halligan for federal appeals court (Legal Times)

And promotes Superior Court magistrate Kimberley S. Knowles to associate judge (Legal Times)

Seventeen applicants for latest Superior Court vacancy (Legal Times)

Adrian Fenty joins another board (Eno Center for Transportation)

Shoes on Northeast power line get quick response (Post)

We’re a month from Washington Kastles season (HuffPo)

Gym catches thief with flour (WRC-TV)

Some people thought it was a good idea to get married on a Metro train (HuffPo)

Pauly Shore still exists (HuffPo)

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