* Watch for the beginnings of framing of the first Capitol Quarter townhouses
within the next few days.
* Don't forget the Youth River Sports Day
at the Anacostia Community Boathouse on Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm.
* Speaking of the Sports Commission, the WashTimes reports
that they've hired their lawyers--from Seyfarth Shaw's Chicago office
--as they prepare to enter arbitration with the Nationals over whether the ballpark was "substantially complete" at the time it opened on March 30. And: "While the sports commission and the Nationals are expected to enter into arbitration to resolve the issue of substantial completion, the two sides are still negotiating over a number of related issues, including who should pay for certain items such as tarps, wireless networks, and video cameras. The two sides are scheduled to resume talks on August 25."