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Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012

DeVacay Links: Reaching the summit

Former Mayor Anthony A. Williams at his first citizen summit, in 1999. (Dayna Smith - TWP)
I’m leaving town for a week of R&R tomorrow and so will be missing Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s “One City Summit.” But for those cynics questioning its recycled nature or the cost, give it a shot — it’s only going to be as worthless as the people who don’t show up. Here’s some food for thought from Harry Jaffe: “Market forces are shaping Vince Gray’s ‘One City’ so quickly that we risk losing the shred of identity that once defined local Washington. Money, rather than race, is driving the changes, but that seems to be pushing blacks out. There is not much a mayor can do about those changes, with or without slogans.”

In other news:

The botched “drum major” quote will be fixed (Post)

Arrest made in the murder of transgender woman Deoni JaParker Jones (Crime Scene)

Kwan Kearney, 20, will serve 60 years for murdering an honor student; he denies the crime (Post, Homicide Watch)

How the Zoning Commission is looking at the Georgetown U. campus plan (G’town Metropolitan)

Why did Ted Loza get off so easy? (Loose Lips, Post)

Whistleblower suit filed over police breathalyzer snafus will proceed; officers who filed the suit have been cleared of wrongdoing (Legal Times, Examiner)

The D.C. Government Employee Ethics Pledge (Loose Lips)

What WNEW-FM is offering Washington (Post)

Can art survive in downtown Washington? (Post)

Wal-Mart development on South Dakota Avenue NE should get going later this year (WBJ, Housing Complex)

Some improvements for the city streetcar plan (GGW)

Doctor’s-office chain runs about of D.C. health department (WBJ)

Glover Park eases liquor license moratorium a tad (Housing Complex)

Seriously, keep an eye on your electronic devices (DCist)

Adams Morgan gets oh-so-slightly less tacky (DCist)

Plain Old Pearson’s has been there for a looong time (Ghosts of D.C.)

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