District Line Daily: Metro Rebate

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A Monday mystery: Why are so few people taking advantage of a $3 rebate on new SmarTrip cards?


  • David Gregory won’t learn his lesson. [City Desk]
  • Metro wants to hire 327 more employees. [Examiner]
  • Inauguration store opens downtown. [WTOP]
  • Council taking another shot at failed bills. [Examiner]
  • Fairfax County wants its own license plate. [Post]
  • D.C. Councilmembers not into inauguration. [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Page Three.

Light One Up: Sharing marijuana at a Washington dinner party isn’t complicated, says D.C. society maven Sally Quinn.

Pay Up: Embattled financier Jeff Thompson owes up to $3.8 million to his old health-care firm, according to District officials.

Tops in Tech: Washington is one of the country’s new tech hot spots, according to Forbes.

Red Palace to Red Sauce: Failed H Street NE burlesque bar Red Palace is being replaced by Vendetta, a new Italian restaurant with a “Vespa bar” and bocce.

County Beats: Seventeen-year-old Jay Verze offers rap from Baltimore—the county, not the city.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Mary Cheh inquired about possible police escort for her trip from Wilson Building to White House. [Post]
  • Colby King tells Jack Evans to wake up earlier. [Post]
  • IG busts another CFO parking scofflaw. [Examiner]
  • Michelle Rhee is not a cheater. [Post]
  • President Barack Obama gives no guarantees about using “Taxation” license plates. [Post]
  • Rhee still an educelebrity. [Post]
  • David Catania has no plans to reinvestigate alleged test-score cheating. [Post]
  • DCPS test scores survive another investigation. [Post]
  • Councilmembers not enthusiastic about inaugural balls. [Examiner]
  • DCGOP “cementing their reputation as one of the most gay-friendly local GOP committees in the nation.” [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com )

Article source: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2013/01/14/district-line-daily-metro-rebate/

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