Are you bracing yourself? You better, because this is going to be epic!
Okay, probably not that bad, but at least the forecast is for real snow. Not the wimpy dustings we’ve had in the past. On with the show … and, your morning links by Officer Sprinkle. Happy
Panda as a financial asset: How much is the National Zoo’s panda, Bao Bao, worth? So ponders Perry Stein at the City Paper. [Washington City Paper]
Marion Barry: What’s up with “Mayor for life” Barry? He’s been in the hospital for a week and nobody’s talkin’. [h/t Mike Debonis @ Washington Post]
Crazy man stabs parents: A 56-year-old man was arrested in Georgetown for stabbing his 81-year-old mother and 88-year-old father? Sadly, the father died. [Washington Post]
This day in D.C. history: Crazy man in Arlington goes berzerk when a policeman comes to his door, serving a warrant. “An Arlington County detective, seeking to serve a sanity hearing warrant, yesterday was slain by a young paranoiac who fought off 40 police from an attic bastion until riddled to death in a fusilade of gunfire.” This craziness took place at 1808 N. Taylor St., which today is a nice (probably McMansion) home valued at $1.5 million, according to the last sale in May 2013.
Below is the front page of The Washington Post from January 21st, 1954. Oh, and D.C. Transit prices also went up that day.