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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/28/2011

DeMorning Links: Politicians and parents

Son and father, 2008 (Lucian Perkins - The Washington Post)
Christopher Barry, son of Marion, caught a break Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court. He faced prison time on drug charges, but Judge Robert E. Morin suspended the sentences; the younger Barry will go on probation and undergo grief counseling. It remains another episode in a sad family drama, highlighting Christopher’s personal decline following mother Effi’s 2007 death. Dad hasn’t been much help, his grandmother tells the Post’s Keith Alexander: “All of my grandson’s problems are laid right at the feet of his so-called father.” The elder Barry says that claim is “totally unfounded.”

In other news:

Great Jonetta Rose Barras column questioning the wisdom of the residency requirement for elections board members (Examiner)

What “Sesame Street” can teach us about the D.C. Council (WRC-TV)

D.C. doctor survey: There’s not enough of them, and they aren’t evenly distributed (Post)

On Jim Graham’s not-a-bribe: “If something waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck — it is a duck.” (Post letter)

Fred Fiske hangs it up after 64 years (!) on D.C. radio stations (Post)

More sobering statistics about our middle school students (D.C. Schools Insider, WaTimes)

Firefighter who won 1970s reverse discrimination case dies at 88 (Post)

Robert Brannum is your new chairman of the Ward 5 Democrats (Post)

AIDS officials try social media testing campaign (Blade)

More lawyers, more justice (HuffPo)

Foggy Bottom center will serve disabled youth, veterans (Post)

Suspected carbon monoxide leak sickens dozens at Columbia Heights rehab facility (WUSA-TV)

Circulator changes begin Monday (DDOT)

Are Republicans the magic solution to the District’s ills? (Examiner)

Police department will pay overtime to officers who worked challenged All Hands On Deck (WTTG-TV, WaTimes)

Assessing HuffPo D.C. (Erik Wemple)

The D.C. Economic Partnership hangs on for a little longer (WBJ)

Exploding toilets are serious business, folks (HuffPo)

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