Thomas in June, in the midst of denying the charges he now might admit to. (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

Quite a sendoff for Vinnie Cohen (Crime Scene)

The Chinese New Year parade is looking to go big-time (Post)

Vincent Gray, and future mayors, get to keep their political appointees (D.C. Wire)

Another nice wrapup of Gray’s lousy 2011 (AP)

So long, Penn Camera (Capital Business)