The Night Note: 10/5/09

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    LETTERMAN APOLOGIZES TONIGHT
    David Letterman was both silly and serious in his first show back since the details of his intra-office sexcapades and an alleged $2 million extortion plot came to light. He even apologized to his wife – and the audience loved him for it.

    “Well it’s been a long weekend,” Letterman said during his monologue, according to members of his studio audience.  (NBC Washington)

    BET FOUNDER MOCKS DEEDS
    The billionaire co-founder of the Black Entertainment Television who mocked Democrat Creigh Deeds' occasional stuttering at a fundraiser for Bob McDonnell has apologized for her statement.

    "Two weeks ago I made reference to Creigh Deeds' inability to clearly communicate effective solutions to the serious problems facing Virginia. I shouldn't have done it in the manner in which I did and for that I apologize for any offense he, or others, may have taken," Johnson said in a statement to WTOP.  (WTOP)


    APPLE SAYS GOODBYE TO US CHAMBER
    Apple is the latest corporation to exit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, citing its opposition to climate change legislation.

    The New York Times reports that Apple's resignation is effective immediately. Catherine Novelli, vice president of worldwide government affairs at Apple, called the chamber's stance on climate change issues "frustrating" in aletter addressed to its president and CEO.
    (Huffington Post)

    VAMPIRES TAKE THE PLUNGE
    A bride and ghoul have vowed to love each other and haunt and howl at the moon together at a Halloween-themed wedding.

    The Chronicle-Telegram reports that 61-year-old Jack Holsinger and 44-year-old Connie Spitznagel were both made up as pale-faced vampires for their ceremony Saturday night at a haunted house near Cleveland, Ohio. They chose the location because it's operated by the same people who own a campground where the couple met.
    (MSNBC)