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Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by Borderstan.com June 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

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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]borderstan.com.

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

  • Ben & Jerry’s is making an ice cream flavor for DC and needs your help. (Ben&Jerrys)
  • DC is becoming a younger and whiter city according to latest census report. (DCist)
  • Lane changes in Glover Park spark debate between ANC members and DDOT. (WAMU)
  • Chef Driven food truck calls it quits. Owner is thinking about going fishing. (CityPaper)
  • Only 14% of students attending closing DC Public Schools have re-enrolled for the fall. (Examiner)
  • Public pool in GTown shut down because it was painted with non-waterproof paint. (Georgetowner)
  • Comcast customers can now access over 3,800 Wi-Fi hotpots in the DC region. (WTOP)
  • Apparently it costs $10.8 million to remove 6.4 inches of snow in Montgomery County. (Examiner)
  • Repairs to the Washington Monument set to begin in the next few weeks. (NBC4)

DC Housing

  • Rumor has it that a Whole Foods could be coming to the Navy Yard neighborhood. (TheHillisHome)
  • Proximity to Capital Bikeshare is spurring economic development in the District. (Examiner)
  • Home prices in DC rose nearly 9% in the past year. Median sale price hits $490,000. (UrbanTurf)

Popular Culture

  • Because no one demanded it, Terminator 5 will begin shooting in January 2014. (Verge)
  • Steve Sanders is now a Chippendales dancer in Las Vegas. Donna unimpressed. (Blemish)
  • The kid from the Mighty Ducks movie turned 35. How old do you feel now? (HuffingtonPost)

Sports

  • Every MLB player’s at-bat entrance music. Apparently Bryce Harper likes Moby. (DesignatedHits)
  • DC United General Manager gives Coach Ben Olsen a vote of confidence. (Washington Post)
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defends Redskins’ name in letter to members of congress. (ESPN)
  • Calculus homework. Taxes. Knitting a scarf. A collection of distracted Nationals fans. (DeadSpin)
  • The Nats Tyler Clippard is just like you. Rides his bike to work. (Washington Post)

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