Snap o' the Day: Uncorraled news boxes
A platoon of newspaper boxes (18 in all) stand at attention on the West end of the Mall. A number of them (1, 2, 3, 4) are not identified as serving any publication. City Councilors were at odds over a proposed plan to install "corrals" to conceal the boxes as part of the Mall project. Councilor Satyendra Huja called the current arrangement "hideous," and Councilor Julian Taliaferro called them "tacky." Councilor David Brown and Mayor Dave Norris, however, liked them the way they were, and Norris bristled at the idea of "government newspaper corrals." In the end, the plan was nixed.