The Night Note: 10/7/09

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009  |  Updated 6:45 PM EDT
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The Night Note: My What A Large Pumpkin

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IF TEAM LOGOS REFLECTED ON-THE-FIELD PERFORMANCE
Page 2 thinks NFL team logos should depict on-the-field performance more accurately.

With that in mind, we suggest these new icons to reflect the first few weeks of the 2009 season. Take a look:
(ESPN)

RED LINE RETURNS TO NORMAL
About three-and-a-half months after a tragic Metrorail crash, Red Line service is returning to normal.

Riders should notice improved movement of trains, according to the transit agency.

The return to rail service as usual comes with the completion of repairs between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations, where a train struck a stopped train, killing nine and injuring dozens more on June 22. Track circuits malfunctioned and failed to detect the struck train had stopped. (NBC Washington)

THEY LOVE GOOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDDD
Gold prices continued to surge on Wednesday, hitting a fresh record close to $1,050 a troy ounce as investors bet that trading momentum would push the precious metal still higher.

Barclays Capital said gold prices, which have risen 10.3 per cent since the end of August, could run to as high as $1,500 an ounce if previous technical trading patterns were extrapolated. (Financial Times)

GINORMOUS GOURD TAKES FIRST
A high school math teacher has won top honors in a pumpkin-growing contest with a 1,725-pound behemoth that could land worldwide bragging rights.

Christy Harp of Jackson Township, Ohio, took first place at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers annual weigh-off Saturday in Canfield. She won $2,500 and could claim the world title. (MSNBC)
 

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