Miracle on Capitol Hill

 

After attending an August Nats game and then stopping by the Tune Inn, T.C. Maslin was on his way home when he was badly beaten, allegedly by three men seeking to steal his cell phone. Maslin’s brain swelled as he laid unconscious on a Capitol Hill porch, nearly killing him before he was found the next morning. After four months of intensive rehab, he’s now back at home and was well enough Tuesday to return to the Tune Inn and greet well-wishers at an evening fundraiser. Wife Abby Maslin says long and expensive therapy sessions lie ahead: ”He wants to get his life back. We all want that for him.” WTTG’s Bob Bernard and WJLA’s Stephen Tschida report.

In other news:

D.C. Council may step in to kill ugly taxi designs (D.C. WireDCist)

Taxi czar Ron Linton saw this coming (City Desk)

“The Plan,” it turns out, may have included building another bus lot in Ivy City (Post column)

Vince Gray, while acknowledging dreams of Redskins/FBI swap, says there have been “no serious discussions” (Capital Business)

Botched MLK quote will be wholly removed from memorial rather than fixed (PostAPWaTimesExaminer)

City lawyers stop fighting to keep OCFO report secret, sort of (ExaminerLoose Lips)

Paul Zukerberg, marijuana attorney, launches at-large council run (D.C. Wire)

D.C. Chamber board strikes back at Marion Barry and his “level of civility” (WBJ)

Anita Bonds breaks with Marion Barry on ex-offender bill (D.C. Wire)

Harry Jaffe has gathered “from the street” that Kwame Brown investigation is whimpering to a close (Examiner)

Only New Orleans and New York offer more school choice than D.C., says Brookings (Post)

D.C. Preservation League’s most endangered: Bond Bread Factory, Crummell School, Washington Canoe Club, et al. (Post)

Southwest Waterfront redevelopment is sailing through Zoning Commission (DCmud)

Backers of women’s history museum plug along in seacrh for Mall site (DCmud)

Bonds’s support of LGBT rights goes way back (Blade)

With supermarket’s closing, a “food gap” emerges in Anacostia (WTOP)

Gray signs bill giving limited immunity to overdose reporters (AP)

Development may kill 7th Street bars (Housing Complex)

KIPP D.C. wins $10 million federal grant (Post)

What the latest edition of the zoning rewrite says about parking (GGW)

Bohemian Caverns can reopen Wednesday (WRC-TV)

There was a fake Anita Bonds Twitter account (City Desk)

Dan Tan for transportation secretary? (Capital Business)

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