The Night Note: 10/14/09

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK

    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    DON'T MESS WITH CROSS-DRESSING CAGE FIGHTERS
    Two yobs who attacked a pair of cross-dressers picked on the wrong guys - they were cage fighters on a night out in fancy dress.

    Drunken Dean Gardener and Jason Fender taunted the pair who were tottering along the street in wigs, short skirts and high heels.

    When bare-chested Gardener aimed a punch at one of the cage fighters, his friend, wearing a sparkly black dress and long wig, stepped in and landed two lightning quick blows. (Metro)

    DOW BREAKS 10,000
    The Dow Jones industrial average has reclaimed 10,000 for the first time in a year.

    The Dow crossed five figures in afternoon trading Wednesday, seven months after it hit a 12-year low of 6,547.05 on March 9. The comeback by the stock market's best-known indicator is the most visible sign yet that investors believe the economy is indeed recovering from the financial crisis and recession. (Breitbart.com)

    LIMBAUGH DUMPED FROM RAMS BID
    Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the story on Wednesday.

    Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a group headed bySt. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts. Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh's participation had become a complication in the group's efforts and the bid will move forward without him. (ESPN)

    OPRAH VS LARRY: A BATTLE TO THE GUEST
    Larry King and Oprah are reportedly in a booking war over Marcus Schrenker, the Indiana money manager who faked his own death earlier this year.

    "NBC's Dateline profiled his story in May but now it appears that Larry King and Oprah Winfrey are trying to book Schrenker," reports Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR.

    Of course, it's not King and Winfrey themselves going after the exclusive, but producers/bookers on their staffs. Oprah recently told "The Insider" that she doesn't really care about "getting interviews first and all that stuff," but that she is very interested in sitting down with Jaycee Dugard. (Huffington Post)