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  • LANDMARK: Entertainers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong performed at the Lincoln Theatre during a time when segregation barred patrons from downtown theaters. The venue faces a financial crisis. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Lincoln Theatre seeks cash infusion

    The historic Lincoln Theatre, the 1920s-era stage often described as the heart of the District's "Black Broadway," will close before the end of the year if it does not get a cash infusion from the city, its board members said Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** Natwar M. Gandhi (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. lawyers want to bar court from backroom discussions on lottery

    Lawyers for the District of Columbia argued in federal court Friday that backroom discussions between elected officials and the city's chief financial officer are privileged and, as a result, they should not have to testify in a civil lawsuit accusing them of improperly steering the D.C. lottery contract.


    Court filings outline steering of D.C. lottery deal

    Documents filed in federal court Thursday portray in vivid detail the efforts of a number of D.C. officials, including then-Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi, to manipulate the outcome of the competitively bid, multimillion-dollar D.C. Lottery contract.

  • **FILE** Marion Barry (The Washington Times)

    Barry disapproval ties up DYRS security funding

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says Council member Marion Barry's efforts to hold up $1.5 million in funding for a trouble-plagued juvenile detention center has delayed security upgrades by "more than a month."

  • D.C. Council member David A. Catania (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Probe of D.C. nonprofit leads to on-air insults

    The director of a nonprofit group accused of misappropriating more than $300,000 from the District's HIV/AIDS program to renovate a strip club used derogatory and homophobic terms on his radio program to describe two openly gay members of the D.C. Council, saying efforts to hold him accountable were part of a racist agenda.

  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Jim Graham (left), Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier (center) and interim DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    D.C. fatal shooting involved two DYRS wards

    A homicide in Northwest D.C. on Wednesday involved at least two youths who were in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, according to Councilman Jim Graham's office.

  • DYRS official fired after questionable hire of Baynes

    The District's juvenile-justice agency fired its human resources manager last week in the wake of unresolved questions around the hiring of a superintendent to oversee the city's youth-detention facility, D.C. human resources officials said.

  • SIMMONS: Personal responsibility sorely lacking in D.C.

    Whatever happened to personal responsibility? With serious and sundry scandals making several of the District of Columbia's top Democrats look like Charlie Brown's pal Pig Pen, you would think individual Democrats would at least try to clean up their act by working to prevent crime the old-fashioned way.

  • A makeshift memorial was created for the victims of Saturday's triple-shooting in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place Northwest in the District. A recent crime wave has prompted calls for more street-level enforcement from police. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Pleas for more police rise after D.C. crime wave

    A violent crime wave in the District's upper Columbia Heights neighborhood has residents, a D.C. Council member and other civic leaders asking police for more street-level enforcement.

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