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In This Week’s City Paper

July 6, 2005
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On the cover Washington City Paper?s Dave Jamieson gets government grants with question-mark-suit/free-money infomercial guy Matthew Lesko. Lesko, of course, has a blog, though it (ahem) hasn?t been updated in a while. For more on his troubles with the New York State Consumer Protection Board, MSNBC has a pretty good story.

In Mobtown Beat, the Nose goes west with Paloma?s owner River Biton Fogle, who says she?s reopening her erstwhile Mount Vernon/Dundalk club in Sowebo. For a taste of Paloma?s heyday (circa 2000-?01), check out this No Cover by Brennen Jensen and Best of Baltimore 2000 pick.

In A&E, Bret McCabe inaugurates CP?s On the Download column with Lil? Mo?s ?Dem Boyz.? You can find it, among other places, here. And J. Bowers does critical surgery on Laura Amussen and Scott Newcomb?s show at Gallery Imperato.