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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/18/2011

DeMorning Links: Weirder and weirder


Viola Drath's home, site of dinner parties and her murder (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST)
Another day, another bunch of strange revelations about Albrecht Gero Muth, accused of killing his 91-year-old wife in their Georgetown townhouse. The Post reports that Muth stands accused of forging a document saying that he would get as much as $200,000 from Viola Drath’s estate should she die — making him, in the words of a top prosecutor, “the only one with motive.” Keep reading for details about how Muth, 47, ended up marrying a woman more than four decades his senior. The Wall Street Journal reports that among the guests at the Drath household were Justice Antonin Scalia, a top Army general and several national security reporters. But the must-read is Carol Joynt’s first-person account of a supremely weird dinner party she attended at their home.

In other news:

H.R. Crawford’s veteran housing is pretty dismal (Housing Complex)

D.C.’s Hispanic population has migrated north (Examiner)

Most of the city’s young adults are white (WaTimes)

Tom Sherwood: “We’d like to see the city’s elected leaders honor King by moving more quickly to clean up the ethics mess that shrouds our city politics.” (WRC-TV)

Chuck Thies: Time for Kwame Brown to give up the education committee (G’town Dish)

More on the anti-climactic Peaceoholics audit (Post, Loose Lips)

The Old Post Office Pavilion murder victim remains a Jane Doe (Homicide Watch)

Former fire station yours for $700K (Curbed)

It took Cathy Lanier to get this guy’s busted-down door fixed (GGW)

Georgetown: chain-store theme park? (Post)

District’s in Secure Communities, like it or not (Examiner)

What happens after a charter school closes (WAMU-FM)

Kaya Henderson reaches out to LGBTland (Metro Weekly)

Cherry Red Productions: Gone for good (Arts Desk)

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