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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/11/2012

DeMorning Links: Parade of bills


Caribbean Carnival parade organizers are looking for non-Georgia Avenue locales. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
More details have emerged on the Caribbean Carnival’s troubles: The Post’s Jimm Phillips and Stefanie Dazio report that the city is playing hardball with organizers over more than $200,000 they owe for security and cleanup expenses: “The most recent letter, from Deputy Mayor Paul Quander said ‘approval of the 2012 Carnival would be contingent upon payment of any outstanding balances from the 2010 and 2011 Carnivals.’ As the event’s finances stand, organizers would not be able to pay back the entire debt and pay for the coming summer’s carnival, according to Roland Barnes, carnival president.” So now they’re looking at alternate venues not on Georgia Avenue NW. Also Petworthies, Housing Complex, and DCist.

In other news:

Today: Emancipation Day festivities kick off with monuments march (Examiner)

Vincent Gray will go to China in June (DCist, WaTimes, Examiner)

Affordable housing guru Jim Dickerson: “People talk about making Washington into a world-class city. But sometimes I think that’s just a code word for upper-class only.” (Post)

The mystery of Adrian Fenty’s leftover campaign money (WBJ)

”Did a District woman stab her ex-boyfriend to death because he refused to roll over and share the bed?” (Post)

Robert Bobb’s Jeffrey Thompson ties (WAMU-FM)

Pedicabber arrested by Park Police; some of it is caught on tape (TBD)

Nameless Gray aide trashes Kwame Brown for supplemental budget delay (Examiner)

Some council members balk at repaying city workers for furlough days (Post)

In praise of Gray’s magic money wish list (DCFPI)

In defense of Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial (Post editorial)

More details on new approach to stolen cell phones (Post, WaTimes)

Shaw’s Tavern has its liquor license (@ShawsTavern)

Obama campaign on Marion Barry: We didn’t make him a delegate (Politico, Daily Caller)

Barry outrage crosses the pond (Telegraph)

DeOnte Rawlings’s father speaks at forum inspired by Trayvon Martin case: “I didn’t want to come here today. You know why? Because it’s so painful that he’s not there anymore.” (WTOP)

D.C. Public Library executive now a D.C. Public Library consultant (WaTimes)

The death of breakfast (Post)

Jonetta Rose Barras asks: In a system where reading scores are this bad, why is DCPS proposing to cut librarians? (Examiner)

Much more than you ever wanted to know about D.C. Vote’s Ilir Zherka (Washingtonian)

Scenes from the mid-’80s (SocialStudies)

Harry Thomas Jr. subpoenaed in connection with settlement payments (@Patrick_Madden, Loose Lips)

Former Beauvoir teacher and suspected child pornographer now on “Ten Most Wanted” list (Post)

Prosecution rests in South Capitol Street shooting trial (Crime Scene)

Asian grocers aren’t exactly getting rich doing business in Ward 8 (DCentric)

More carsharing use could cut another 200 autos from the city fleet (O’Reilly)

Occupy protesters arrested for blocking sidewalk in front of downtown Bank of America (Infozine)

Looks like Georgetown students will be able to count real good (Post)

Four public schools honored by Fight for Children (D.C. Schools Insider)

Lawsuit filed in April 2011 police shooting of District teen (Examiner)

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