Borderstan’s Missing Links from the Great Big Internet

by March 30, 2013 at 10:30 am 0


What did you miss during the past week on the great big Internet? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Willis Shawver. Follow him on Twitter at @WShawver or email him at Willis[AT] 

The Internet is a big place and you can’t be expected to see everything. Don’t worry: Borderstan Missing Links are here to help. We’ve collected some highlights from the past week that you might have missed. Enjoy!

The District 

  • If you took a DC Police cruiser for a joy ride earlier this week, they’d like to have a word with you. (WTOP)
  • DC man who tried to use voodoo to kill his wife sentenced to four years in prison. (The Washington Post)
  • The District was named one of the best metro areas for young adults … (BizJournals)
  • … but, DC was also recognized as the least affordable city in America. (Huffington Post)
  • Love is in the air. It’s Panda breeding season at the National Zoo. (WTOP)
  • Faulty emergency intercoms on some Metro cars leave riders in a lurch. (NBC 4)
  • Residents and businesses affected by the proposed Purple Line express concerns. (WAMU)
  • Speaking of our efficient Metro system, Metro chief’s contract is extended. (Washington Post)
  • How much does it cost to build a bus stop in Arlington? One million dollars apparently. (The Washington Post)
  • Use all that French you learned in college at the 2013 Francophonie Cultural Festival. (Examiner)

DC Housing

  • Mt. Pleasant solar cooperative has placed panels on 10% of neighborhood homes. (Grist)
  • Along with being the least affordable city, DC also has the least affordable real estate market. (BizJournals)
  • Is the Washington DC housing market heading for another bubble? (The Washington Post)

Food and Drink

  • Panera Bread is experimenting with a name-your-price menu item. (Business Week)
  • Not just a seasonal candy anymore, Peeps also make a great infused vodka. (Baking Bites)


  • With Stephen Strasburg on the cover, Sports Illustrated picks the Nationals to win the World Series. (NBC 4, Sports Illustrated)
  • More Nationals love. CBS sports places the Nationals on the top of their MLB power rankings. (CBS Sports)
  • Alexander Ovechkin takes a puck to the face during practice. Tweets about it. (USA Today)
  • Professional tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska with the shot of the year. (YouTube)

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