The Night Note: 08/30/2011

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

    Stadium Club Started as HIV/AIDS Nonprofit?

    Washington City Paper: “A District nonprofit that provides various social services took HIV/AIDS money to fix up a warehouse that's now a strip club. That's according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan. Nathan is suing reformed city gangster Cornell Jones and his nonprofit—Miracle Hands—for $1 million because of the alleged shenanigans involved. In court documents filed at D.C. Superior Court Tuesday, Nathan contends Jones and his operation received $329,653 in city funding to renovate a warehouse at 2127 Queens Chapel Road NE as a job training center for residents with HIV/AIDS. A press release from Nathan's office explains that what the city got instead was writhing bodies and body glitter.”

    Arlington National Cemetery Officials Seek to Account for the Dead

    Washington Post: “Soldiers from the Old Guard, the Army unit that mans the Tomb of the Unknowns and performs many of the funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, have been given a very different task this summer. Instead of burying the dead, they are now trying to account for them. Almost every night since June, they’ve fanned out across the cemetery’s 624 acres, section by section, taking photos of every single grave. The photos are then uploaded to a database where they are double-checked against paper records that have been scanned into the system.”

    More Shifts, Twists and Turns Coming to the Beltway

    WTOP: “Construction-weary drivers who have been dealing with the shifts, twists and turns of the Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll Lanes project should get ready for another big dose. "It's going to be a very busy four months now, through the remainder of the year," says Larry Cloyed, VDOT's senior project manager. He says asphalt teams will try and take advantage of the weather before winter sets in. About 75 percent of the entire HOT Lanes project -- stretching from Springfield to just north of the Dulles Toll Road -- is now complete.”

    Nuptials Tie Knot on Long-Distance Matchmaking

    Fredericksburg.com:“Gail M. McKeel and Allan Pinkerton Vaughan will marry Sept. 10 in the garden at Fredericksburg's Mary Washington House, with a small crowd of family and friends on hand. You could say that the union of the 56-year-0ld Sherwood, Ore., resident to the 63-year-old of Beverly, Mass., is as fated as any marriage could be. After all, if a sudden thunderstorm hadn't sent McKeel and her husband at the time running for cover into the home of a Fredericksburg couple on a visit here 14 years ago, she never would have met the woman who would eventually introduce her to the new love of her life. The storm that got it all started was in 1997.”