United Way chief to step down after revamping charity [News, 8/13]


Chief Quits Area United Way, Says It’s Time for New Leader – “During five years as head of the Washington region’s affiliate, Anderson overhauled the management team and sought to restore faith in the organization, which was tarnished by financial scandals… “There is a feeling that he has placed the ship back on a solid course,” said Tamara Lucas Copeland, president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.”

– Acclaimed chef Steve Badt left the restaurant world and now oversees the menu at Miriam’s Kitchen. (NPR, 8/10)

Work begins on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (WaPo, 8/13) – “Project officials said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given $3 million, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has given $1 million.”

D.C. Bike Sharing Kicks Into High Gear (WaPo, 8/13)

JOURNALISM?

To the right we have the front page of this morning’s Examiner.

1) “Packs.” “Prowl.” Okay, Examiner, we get it. These are inhuman predators to be feared.
2) They wait until the very last line to tell us: “The 239 arrests or citations of juveniles this school year were 31 fewer than the year before.” Looks like the efforts of the school system/police/metro may be having a positive effect. Gosh, it almost seems that what’s new about this situation (i.e. the “news”) might be that “D.C. School Children Are Committing Fewer Crimes in Metro.” But what do I know, I’m not a professional journalist.