The Night Note: 10/6/09

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Levi Refuses to Go Away

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LEVI USES PROTECTION THESE DAYS
The father of Sarah Palin’s grandson, Levi Johnston, is starring in a new, witty commercial for Wonderful Pistachios.

Johnston, 19, is no stranger to the limelight as he recently took comedian Kathy Griffin to the Teen Choice Awards and posed sans shirt with his infant son in GQ magazine. (Examiner)


DC MARRIAGE BILL INTRODUCED

A bill that would allow same-sex couples to wed in the District was introduced at a D.C. Council meeting Tuesday.
D.C. Council member David Catania, one of two openly gay council members, introduced the legislation to a standing-room only crowd.

Catania's bill defines marriage as "the legally recognized union of 2 people" and says that "any person ... may marry any other eligible person regardless of gender." (WTOP)


BMORE UNITED?
With no movement lately on a new soccer stadium in D.C. or the suburbs, Baltimore is trying to squeeze into the picture.

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has asked the Maryland Stadium Authority to consider building a soccer stadium in Baltimore for DC United, the Baltimore Sun reported. (NBC Washington)

ACCUSED EMBEZZLER WINS LOTTERY
A former Kansas radio executive who admitted that he embezzled to support an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets won a $96,000 lottery prize.

Prosecutors say the prize money will go toward paying restitution to Paul Lyle's former employer, American Media Investments.

Lyle pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft for embezzling an estimated $88,000 from American Media. (USA Today)

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