Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Happy New Year, Bambi

January 4, 2014

Happy New Year, Bambi

2014 sees the resumption of the white tailed deer hunt in DC’s Rock Creek Park. National Park Service sharpshooters are blasting the graceful critters again as part of a 15-year deer management plan. When NPS started the cull in 2012 there were 320 deer in the urban park, 77 deer per square mile. The target density NPS is shooting for: 15 to 20 deer per square mile. To provide a partially happy ending to this tale, venison harvested by the program is donated to programs for the homeless.

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Dan Snyder Fires Mike Shanahan

December 30, 2013

Dan Snyder Fires Dan Shanahan
Another American joined the ranks of the unemployed today as Dan Snyder, owner of Washington DC’s NFL team (the one with a racial slur for a name), fired coach Mike Shanahan.

Mr.Shanahan was the 7th head coach under team owner Snyder since he bought the franchise in 1999. Sounds like the franchise needs a new owner much more than a new coach. A new name wouldn’t hurt, either.

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DC’s NFL Team Lives Up to Its Name

November 19, 2013

DC's NFL Team Lives Up to Its Name

Washington DC’s professional football team lived up to its name in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The DC team, named after a variety of potato (USDA B 2368-4) with a red-pigmented skin, was buried in the turf like its namesake tuber for a 24 – 16 loss. Washington players will have plenty of time to plan their vegetable gardens since, with a 3-7 record, they’re probably gonna be out of the playoffs.

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Bobby Parker, 1937 — 2013

November 5, 2013

Bobby Parker, 1937 -- 2013

Guitarist and singer Bobby Parker, beloved figure on DC’s Blues scene, passed away last Thursday in Bowie. Tributes from as far away as ArgentinaHungary, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and India have noted his passing.

More:

“Bobby Parker, influential blues singer-guitarist and showman,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Blues Guitarist Bobby Parker Dies at Age 76,” Ally Schweitzer, Washington City Paper blog

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Halloween Bus, Anacostia

November 1, 2013

Halloween Bus, Anacostia

Westbound Circulator bus, Anacostia Metro stop, 7:00 PM October 31, 2013.

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Howl-O-Ween 2013

October 28, 2013

Howl-O-Ween 2013

The annual Howl-O-Ween canine costume contest haunted Capitol Hill’s Lincoln Park on Saturday. See a shaggy sample of animal attendees here.

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Micro-Libraries

October 27, 2013

Micro-Libraries

We came across a tiny library on a Capitol Hill sidewalk by chance yesterday, which is how you are meant to first encounter these free book exchanges. You can read more about them here, but the photos below show you what you need to know.

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Trucker Beltway Blockade!

October 10, 2013

Trucker Beltway Blockade!

The U.S. Government is still out of gas, but Friday morning may see a colossal traffic jam on Washington’s Beltway … or maybe not.

The Truckers Ride for the Constitution” has threatened to clog the Inner Loop of DC’s perimeter highway with semis to protest … something-or-other.

Of course it all may be a hoax. Or something said in jest that was taken seriously by the story-hungry media. Hey, why not? It makes more sense than the Republican hissy fit that got us into this shutdown mess.

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Signs & Portents

October 7, 2013

Signs & Portents

Here’s the word on the street about the government shutdown. Yesterday the vendors of Havana Banana Breads chalked an open letter to Members of Congress. The message may have reached them; the sign was at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. The bakery’s owner is a service-disabled veteran.

More street signs here.

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If Obama Owned DC’s NFL Team

October 6, 2013

If Obama Owned DC's NFK Team In an interview with AP’s Julie Pace on Friday, President Obama said he would “think about changing” the Washington NFL team’s racist name if he owned the pro football franchise. “I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” said the president, who went on to praise the team’s loyal fan base.

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