Taking Out The Trash, 6.20.06

  • Is Erik Wemple’s not-move to NYC bad for local D.C. business? So posits Circumlocutor. Seems Wemple and his wife, Stephanie Mencimer, spent three years in a legal battle against Wagtime Spa & Boutique, resulting in the spa fleeing the neighborhood. They believed the business was too loud and inappropriate for their tony block at 1400 Q St.

  • Everything you have always wanted to know about Dan Rather, but were afraid to ask. Fear not, TVNewser is there to help.

  • Tribune CEO Dennis FitzSimons said this morning at the Newspaper Association of America’s Mid-Year Media Review in New York that he won’t delay the stock buyback, despite the Chandler Trust not supporting the deal. FitzSimons said the deal is expected to close June 26.

  • Two D.C. mayoral candidates, Adrian Fenty and Linda Cropp, called for the “resignation or firing” of D.C. Fire Chief Adrian H. Thompson in the wake of a report detailing the failures of the emergency response system after David Rosenbaum was attacked.

  • Tim Russert and Wolf Blitzer endured a bit of unwanted attention at RFK at Friday’s Nat’s game. From Reliable Source: “The newsmen, sitting separately in prime seats behind home dugout, endured calls of ‘Hey, Wolfman!’ and ‘Hey, Timmy!’ all night from a gentleman with an outer-borough accent several rows back.” Word is, the hecklers were Yankees fans.

  • Maurine Beasley discusses and signs “First Ladies and the Press: The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age” at the American News Women’s Club, tonight at 7p.

  • Despite Howard Mortman’s hopes after reading a Washington Post headline, there is still no gambling in the District.

  • As far as Slate is concerned, snobbery is ahead by a raised pinky finger.