The Night Note: 08/15/2011

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By Carlos Martinez
|  Monday, Aug 15, 2011  |  Updated 9:09 PM EDT
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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

 Report: 20% of Maryland Households Hurting for Food

Gazette.net : "More than one in five households with children in Maryland are unable at times to afford enough food for the family, according to a new national report from the Food Research and Action Center. The report, released last week, analyzed data from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project. It showed that between 2009 and 2010, 20.8 percent of the households in Maryland surveyed said they were unable to afford enough food at least once in the 12-month period. The Baltimore-Towson metropolitan area had the highest rate in the state, with 21.6 percent of the households experiencing food hardship."

DC Council Member Hits Deer with Car

Washington Post : "D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, one of the council’s chief advocates for biking and walking, now has another reason to dislike cars. Wells (D-Ward 6), who often boasts that he doesn’t own a car, is stranded in Minnesota because he totaled his wife’s Toyota Prius when a deer bolted from the woods north of Minneapolis and landed on his windshield. The deer didn’t smash the windshield, but the force of the collision pushed the car’s radiator up into the engine. In the harrowing seconds after last week’s collision, Wells said he navigated to car to the shoulder, where he waited until help arrived."

Treated Sewage to be Sprayed on Golf Course

Washington Examiner: "Fairfax County is taking recycling to a whole new level.  The county has devised a way to purify sewage, pump it through a three-mile pipeline and spray 25 million gallons of it onto the greens at Laurel Hill Golf Course. It will also pump up to 700 million gallons of the treated wastewater through the cooling system at a waste-to-energy facility. The project will make Fairfax the largest direct provider of treated wastewater in Northern Virginia. "This is water that is being flushed currently, but we'll generate some money longterm from it," said county spokesman Brian Worthy."

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