Hail

December 31, 2012

Robert Griffin III celebrates after a fourth-quarter Alfred Morris touchdown. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Hail to Alfred Morris, the Redskins’ humble-as-pie rookie running back, who led his team to a division-championship-sealing win with a 200-yard rushing performance Sunday night. Hail to Robert Griffin III, who made key plays and avoided making any big mistakes. Hail to Tony Romo, who didn’t. Hail to DeAngelo Hall, who somehow kept a lid on star Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Hail to Mike Shanahan, who swore he wasn’t giving up on the season after his team started 3-6. And hail to Marion Barry, who saw this all coming, sort of.

In other news:

Colby King’s 2013 predictions: Nat Gandhi and two D.C. elected officials will resign (Post)

Gandhi: “People like me come and go. I have no illusion. … You cannot take these things for granted here.” (Post)

Jeffrey Thompson claims he was improperly denied the chance to renew his Medicaid contract (WBJLoose Lips)

Unfunded tax break bill complicates church’s move from Columbia Heights to Congress Heights (Post)

District government has already spent $6.5 million on inauguration prep (WBJ)

Teenage girl is struck and killed while crossing New York Avenue (Crime Scene)

Sex crime reports rose dramatically in 2012 (WTOP)

Thanks to a Washington Hospital Center nurse, a woman who lost her memory with is reunited with her family (Post)

Two young Southeast men were shot to death over the weekend (Post)

“[O]ne in every 723 Black men [in their 20s] was the victim of homicide in 2012″ (RU Seriousing Me?)

A young murder victim is remembered through his music (Homicide Watch)

Ron Moten: Violent video games desensitize youth to violence (Post op-ed)

Why giving charter school admission preferences to neighborhood kids would deny opportunities to those most in need (Post op-ed)

Ted Leonsis sure had a bad year (Examiner)

Cops release video of persons wanted for questioning in relation to shootings (Crime SceneDCist)

Stolen car chased from Prince George’s to D.C., where it struck a Metro bus (Crime Scene)

Bank robber is caught on a Metro train (Post)

New 900-unit dorm will allow GWU to keep more undergrads on campus (WBJ)

After seven years on the market, Massachusetts Avenue Heights estate sells for $5.1 million (Curbed)

Deborah Simmons: Walkable schmalkable (WaTimes)

Super-high-end boutique hotel will open canalside in Georgetown (Capital Business)

Only 17,835 tickets were sold to RFK for the Military Bowl (WBJ)

All that snow prep was for naught (Post)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.
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