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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 01/05/2012

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Barry, amid his 2009 troubles. (Ricky Carioti - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Not that there was any doubt, but Marion Barry made his 11th District political run official Wednesday, turning in nominating petitions for a third consecutive D.C. Council run. The AP’s Ben Nuckols steps back for a look at how Barry is managing at 75: “Barry walks stiffly and slowly, having survived prostate cancer, a kidney transplant and a gunshot wound he suffered when Hanafi Muslims attacked city hall in 1977. But the man once dubbed the city’s “Mayor for Life” says he has more influence than in more than a decade and fully intends to seek a third straight council term this year, even if the prospect makes some wince.” Meanwhile, campaign opponent and former Barry spokeswoman Natalie Williams tells WMAL-AM about her campaign message for Ward 8: “If you look at your current situation, are you pleased with it? It’s very simple.”

In other news:

FEMS lieutenant challenges chief’s claims on “DCFD” logo (WTTG-TV)

Another 11th Street Bridge span could open Saturday (JDLand)

Occupy lawyers are seeking prior restraint against eviction (Examiner)

Brookland ANC backs mixed-use proposal for Colonel Brooks Tavern site (Housing Complex)

The strings Jack Evans pulled to keep spending constituent service funds on sports tickets (Loose Lips)

The latest on Harry Thomas Jr.’s future (The Post)

“A bad year for Ward 5” (RPUS)

Ward 5’s gay residents ponder Thomas’s legacy (Metro Weekly)

Wariness about what Thomas’s departure could mean for Rhode Island Avenue revitalization (RIA Insider)

A Thomas resignation would set up a costly special election (DCist)

“The human factor cannot be overlooked,” says Robert Brannum (WAMU-FM)

What A. Scott Bolden has to say about all this (Washingtonian)

More on Occupy’s battle against the cold (The Post)

And McPherson Square has a rat issue (WTTG-TV)

The art and politics of the traffic study (Housing Complex)

Man suspected of stabbing girlfriend to death with scissors had previously been jailed for a Baltimore scissor stabbing (The Post)

What Bikeshare advertising might look like (HuffPo)

What do the D.C. government’s settlements and judgments tell us? (Loose Lips)

Child’s “inappropriate touching” leads woman into conflict with DCPS (WaTimes)

Not only was the TV feed to Kwame Brown’s news conference cut off, the online recording has been further edited (Dish)

Pay-by-phone parking still has issues (WTTG-TV)

Who all’s going to New Hampshire for D.C. democracy (DCist)

Ballou teacher by day; hip-hop artist by night (The Post)

D.C. jail inmate is stabbed, expected to recover (Crime Scene)

H Street NE could get some more hardware (Housing Complex)

Eastbanc wants out of affordable housing requirements for West End project (Curbed)

Phil Mendelson moves to toughen child abuse reporting law (WRC-TV)

Shaquita Bell search resumes again (WUSA-TV)

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