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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/26/2011

DeMorning Links: No beer, please

Nope, not even the local stuff. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe has a message for the grateful public served by his firefighters and EMTs: If you want to thank them for a job well done, he’d prefer you didn’t do it with beer. WRC-TV reports that Ellerbe e-mailed the man who gifted U Street’s Engine 9 with a 12-pack to remind him that department rules “specifically forbid our members from placing themselves under the influence of intoxicants.” Replied the gifter, “Coffee and pastries in the future.”

In other news:

Colby King on D.C. Council members: “Is this the best we can do?” (Post column)

It was nice while it lasted, Robert (Post, WRC-TV, WaTimes)

What will be lost when MLK Library closes on Sundays (Post)

”Middle schools are the latest hot spot in D.C. public education.” (Post)

Look who’s back in the mix (D.C. Wire)

The city’s poverty rate has increased (DCFPI)

Harry Thomas Jr. can pretty much expect this every time he opens his mouth (Examiner, Post editorial)

Jim Graham: Stop calling it a ‘bribe’ (Post)

Regional business optimism begins to dim (Examiner)

Shots fired from Southeast Freeway enter Virginia Avenue home (JDLand)

Vince Gray don’t need no stinkin’ lobbyists (Post)

Still no timeline on Washington Monument repairs (WTOP)

Nineteen-year-old gets 20 years for post-funeral killing on H Street NE (WaTimes)

Mobile phone carriers work to improve Metro coverage (Post)

Remembering Gaurav Gopalan (HUffPo, WUSA-TV)

What Valerie Jarrett told Dunbar students (Post)

Only 50,000 tops expected at rescheduled MLK Memorial dedication (WTOP)

Union Station electrical fire fouls Metro, Amtrak (Post)

Building NoMa (Capital Business)

Georgetowners vexed by street construction (G’town Dish)

A movie theater in the Uline Arena? (Capital Business)

The income tax hike’s circuitous path to law (WaTimes)

Mary Cheh defends her tax hike vote (Post letter)

Says Kwame Brown of tax hike, “You can’t expect that to be a quiet debate and hold hands and sing ‘Kumbaya’ when its over” (Examiner)

Park Police officer asks Dupont Circle resident if he’s gay (Post)

A ferry to Roosevelt Island? (GGW)

D.C. Court of Appeals picks have Senate hearing (Legal Times)

Interested in operating a restaurant in a carriage house? (Housing Complex)

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