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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 08/28/2012

DeMorning Links: The ‘drum major’ persists


Spectators flood the memorial during October’s hurricane-delayed dedication festivities. (Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post)

Remember the hullabaloo over the misleadingly truncated quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial? Well, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness” remains etched on the side of the granite hunk overlooking the Tidal Basin a year after it was to be dedicated, and Tom Howell Jr. reports in the Washington Times it could stay that way for at least a few more months even though government and foundation officials resolved long ago to fix it. They say they have to work around the tight schedules of the sculptor and stonecarver but expect the work to be done in time for MLK Day 2013.

In other news:

Phil Mendelson wants to give out-of-state gun owners a break if they run afoul of District firearms law (Examiner)

Draft GOP platform really tees off on D.C. (TNR)

Oliver T. Carr, noted redeveloper of Pennsylvania Avenue real estate, has some thoughts for Donald Trump (Capital Business)

Michael Brown’s former house has lingered on the market since April (Curbed, Redfin)

Anacostia business owners react to Uniontown’s demise (WJLA-TV)

Vincent Gray’s campaign soundly beat its east-of-the-river vote targets (Loose Lips)

Jonetta Rose Barras has come around on the elder Kevin Chavous and his education activism (Examiner)

Gray to finally roll out his campaign finance reform package today (Examiner)

District residents support members of Congress who don’t support the District (Neighbors United)

City officials lobby parents to keep kids in DCPS schools and out of charter schools (WJLA-TV)

New charter is “easily the most diverse public school in the District,” says Bruce Johnson (WUSA-TV)

Hearing on MLK Library plans set for Sept. 27 (Examiner)

Behind the walls, Monument Realty’s ballpark-adjacent property is rather well-vegetated (JRogers202)

Vincent Orange witnessed a head-on collision involving a street-sweeping truck (@VincentOrangeDC)

Behold the refilled Reflecting Pool (WTOP)

Why hasn’t more progress been made on the Metropolitan Branch Trail? (WashCycle)

Capitol Hill’s getting a Serbian restaurant (All We Can Eat)

Patrick Mara makes fun of Delaware (DCist)

Doggie swim set for Sept. 8 at Upshur pool (DCist)

Get excited, people: Capital Strollershare (GGW)

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