DAYBREAK DAILY: Parrotheads receive a rude welcome at last night's Jimmy Buffet concert
ABC7 TRAFFIC: The final getaway day of the summer begins with few problems to report thus far, with things flowing relatively nicely. Check @DaybreakSkip on Twitter for breaking updates. Here’s the traffic flow map: http://tbd.ly/95jmWZ
BREAKING: Eleven people are displaced after a fire ripped through four townhomes in Upper Marlboro. About 50 firefighters responded to the blaze in the 3000 block of Chester Grove Road. http://wj.la/ro3fKn
AT LEAST SHE VOTED: But this is sure to raise eyebrows, per the Post, “Andi Pringle, the new deputy chief of staff to Mayor Vincent C. Gray, voted in the District’s primary last year though she had moved to Maryland. The out-of-state ballot was revealed Thursday by community activist/journalist Dorothy Brizill at dcwatch.com.” http://wapo.st/nkQVtw
BULGING WALLET: Maryland’s finances looking peachy, per the Washington Times, “Maryland exceeded revenue projections and finished its most recent fiscal year with a $400 million fund balance but should save the money and cut spending in preparation for lean economic times, the state comptroller said Thursday.” http://bit.ly/pEgmMy
NO CODDLING HERE: Per the NYT, “The federal agency that oversees the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is set to file suits against more than a dozen big banks, accusing them of misrepresenting the quality of mortgage securities they assembled and sold at the height of the housing bubble, and seeking billions of dollars in compensation. The Federal Housing Finance Agency suits, which are expected to be filed in the coming days in federal court, are aimed at Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, among others, according to three individuals briefed on the matter.” http://nyti.ms/qtiAhb
FRETTIN’ IN N’AWLINS: And throughout the Gulf Coast, for that matter, as a looming tropical storm threatens to hit the region, and then, per the Times-Picayune, hang out and visit for a while. “The depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches over southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama through Sunday, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches.” http://bit.ly/oCls5C
SUIT OF CHANCE: Per the City Paper, “The mess over how the D.C. Council awarded the D.C. Lottery contract oh so many moons ago shows no sign of disappearing soon. Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans have been been served with subpoenas to testify in a civil trial brought by Eric Payne, a former contracting officer with the CFO's office. The Examiner reported last week that Mayor Vince Gray and CFO Nat Gandhi have also been served subpoenas.” http://bit.ly/ogNJLw
PEEVED PARROTHEADS: Fans of Jimmy Buffett say the party was spoiled at Thursday night’s concert because of the new no-tailgating rules at Jiffy Lube Live, per the News & Messenger, “Underscoring how upset fans are with the policy, Alan Rickert made his displeasure known, falling just short of saying he’d return to the pavilion only when it’s a cold day in the underworld.” http://bit.ly/qT9lZZ
DANGER ZONES: Per the AP, “The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times as high in one case, according to an AP analysis of preliminary government data.” http://apne.ws/oVjEpq
SPORTS STROLL: Redskins beat Buccaneers in sloppy preseason finale. . .Nats fall 5-2 against Braves. . .Strasburg again impresses in rehab start. . .Mystics beat Atlanta 85-81.
POLITICO BLINK: “Rick Perry describes Social Security as a “violent” attack on core American values. He says Sarah Palin may have been right that the Affordable Care Act created death panels. He says it was “unprincipled” to establish the Department of Homeland Security. That’s not the provocative, distorted language of a 2012 attack ad – at least, not yet. Rather, those are words right out of the Texas governor’s 2010 book, “Fed Up!” http://politi.co/rc1aoM
TAKE NO PRISONERS: The Post has a lengthy, exhaustively researched piece about a steady shift in the CIA’s prime directive, which has become more and more deadly for targets. “In the decade since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the agency has undergone a fundamental transformation. Although the CIA continues to gather intelligence and furnish analysis on a vast array of subjects, its focus and resources are increasingly centered on the cold counterterrorism objective of finding targets to capture or kill.” http://wapo.st/nEtN40
STEPPIN’ OUT: TBD’s Andrew Beaujon has you covered. POP: Friday is the Black Cat's 18th anniversary show, which as usual will be celebrated with a raft of desperately local acts. Abbey Road on the River gives Beatles fans flashbacks all weekend at National Harbor. And on Sunday, Chuck Brown performs with the NSO. Yes, you read that right. THEATER: The Page to Stage fest at Kennedy Center strips plays down to nothing and builds them up again. WHAT-HAVE-YOU Bid summer adieu with spooky movies at Artisphere on Saturday.
ABC7 WEEKEND WEATHER: Heat builds for the weekend with steamier conditions near 90 degrees. Saturday looks dry with a few late-day storms possible for Sunday. Clouds move in for Labor Day. For details, and the Delmarva beach forecast click here. http://wj.la/72e8x6
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