Dupont – Logan – U Street

Robert Wone Murder: Government Filing Includes “Lurid, Unsettling Details”

Thursday Update: The Wall Street Journal has an article today on its Law Blog about the Wone murder case. Glad to know we live in a “tony” part of town. From WSJ:

It’s been a few months since we told you about the Robert Wone murder case, and recent filings by federal prosecutors in Washington D.C. have, to put it mildly, raised eyebrows. Wone, pictured, was murdered in 2006 while visiting friends in a tony section of Washington. At the time, he was the general counsel at Radio Free Asia. He was 32.

Even better, if you want a quick synopsis of the toys found at the house on Swann Street and  quick rundown of the three residents of the house who are being charged with obstruction in the murder case of Robert Wone… be sure to read this post at Gawker: The Weird Weirdos Accused of Murdering Robert Wone.


More news on the Robert Wone murder case. You will recall that Wone was murdered on the 1500 block of Swann Street on August 2, 2006. According to one of the editors at the Web site, Who Murdered Robert Wone?, there was “quite a splash” with yesterday’s government filing of Uncharged Conduct I in the Wone case and trial. The Washington Post and Legal Times also have reports.

Co-Editor Craig Brownstein said, “A lot of lurid and unsettling details were included. Very lurid indeed. This is getting red hot. For the most part, the government showed their blueprint on how they will prosecute the case.”

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February 17, 2010 Posted by | crime | , | 7 Comments

Paula Amt: Art and Business on the 14th Street Corridor

Paula Amt gallery plan b Luis Gomez Photos Logan Circle Borderstan

Paula Amt crosses 14th Street on her way to her frame shop from her gallery. Her two business are less than a block apart on the 14th Street corridor. (Luis Gomez Photos)

by Luis Gomez

Paula Amt is a true Borderstan entrepreneur: she lives in eastern Dupont and owns two businesses in western Logan Circle. Her first business was Framesmith DC, which opened in April 1999 in the carriage house at 1352 Q Street NW; the second was gallery plan b, which opened in March 2005 at 1530 14th Street NW.

The frame shop and the gallery are among a number of galleries that have come to the 14th Street corridor. Gallery plan b exhibits include photography, drawings, prints and sculpture. Amt features established artists as well as emerging local talent.

Borderstan: Why did you decide to go into business for yourself?

Amt: After having worked for a small business and commuting to Kensington, Maryland by Metro, I decided I wanted those three hours of my life back every day. I did not start these businesses because I am a “business person,” I started them because I wanted a little more independence—some might say “control”—and no commute, and to be working in the community in which I live.

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February 17, 2010 Posted by | marketplace | , , , , | 2 Comments

Today: Ross School Open House, ANC 2B Meets

Lupe Borderstan snow art

Snow art: Lupe checks out a dog and fire hydrant in Petworth. (Stan Cowan)

Ross Elementary School has an open house for interested parents today. Stop by from 9 to 11 a.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Ross School is at 1730 R Street NW.

ANC 2B/Dupont meets tonight at 7 p.m. at The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW (rescheduled from last Wednesday).

ANC 1B has canceled its scheduled Thursday night meeting; it will be rescheduled in March.

February 17, 2010 Posted by | politics and government | , | Leave a comment