Afternoon Shots: November 19

Height Act supporters are making blood oaths, Dino is closing, and other stuff to know tonight.

By: Benjamin Freed

Police are investigating the incident that left Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds seriously injured with stab wounds and his son dead from a gunshot wound as an attempted murder-suicide. [Capital Comment]

Congress will soon begin deliberating changes to the Height Act that controls DC's skyline. But not before a crazy hearing today at the National Capital Planning Commission, where one witness swore a "blood oath" to keep the Height Act as is. [Capital Comment]

The US Postal Service is now selling Harry Potter stamps, and the former head of the American Philatelic (stamp-collecting) Society is mad that the cash-strapped USPS dares selling an icon of non-American pop culture. [Post]

DC Mayor Vince Gray officiated a gay wedding today at the Wilson Building. It was the first wedding of any kind he's performed. [Loose Lips]

The National Zoo released another surveillance video of the panda cub. It can kind of walk on its own now. [YouTube]

If the Wizards beat the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, they'll have the same record (3-7) as the Redskins. [Post]

New York chef Michael White's Osteria Morini opens tonight in Southwest DC. [Best Bites]

Happy hour of the day: Might as well make it Dino (3435 Connecticut Ave., NW). The Cleveland Park restaurant announced today it's closing soon.