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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan — March 14, 2016 at 9:30 am 1 Comment

STOCK Brief

Shaw Hair Salon Shuttered — Victor’s Hair Salon (803 T St. NW) has closed its doors, according a sign on the front door of the business. The barber shop apparently closed some time Friday. We were unable to reach the owner of the business when we visited Friday afternoon.

No, Not Haiku — Recently, the Golden Triangle BID held a Haiku poetry contest and displayed the winning poems on signs across Downtown D.C. As it turns out, however, just three of the 99 poems displayed follow traditional Haiku form. [Washingtonian]

Rubio Wins D.C. Caucus –Marco Rubio won 37.3 percent of the vote during D.C. Republican primary. Rubio edged out John Kasich, who received 35.5 percent of the vote. [The Hill; Washingtonian; Washington Post]

Rat Patrol — You probably already suspected as much, but many buildings across D.C. have issues with rats and other pests. Even big, modern downtown offices. [Washington Post]

Police Seek Person of Interest in Attempted Sexual Assault — D.C. Police have released a video of a man who attacked and tried to sexually assault a woman in Mount Pleasant last week. [Youtube / MPD]

Q&A with Roofers Union Chef and “Top Chef” Contestant — Read what chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley has to say about making the final four of this year’s “Top Chef.” [Washington City Paper]

Comments (1)

  1. Congratulations to the organisers for bringing us modern haiku in English to the streets!

    Re the 575 issue -which is natural in Japanese due to their multiple language systems as compared to our single alphabet based one, here’s an article by highly respected Naomi Wakan: http://poets.ca/dispelling-the-myth-of-5-7-5-a-haiku-lesson-for-elementary-students-by-naomi-beth-wakan/

    warmest regards,

    Alan Summers
    Japan Times award-winning writer and Pushcart Prize nominated poet

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