The Night Note: 1/13/11

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Thursday, Jan 13, 2011  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Hypothermia Killed PA Couple

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NEW SECURITY FOR DISCOVER BUILDING AFTER STAND-OFF
WTOP: "The Discovery Channel parent company is considering new security measures for its Silver Spring headquarters after a gunman armed with explosive devices took three people hostage there last September.

Discovery Communications plans to add an 8-foot tell fence between part of its Sensory Garden and its day care center playground. This would provide a safety buffer between the area where children play, and the public area of the garden, according to documents submitted to the Montgomery County Planning Board."

OFFICIALS CONSIDERED SHUTTING DOWN PRINCE WILLIAM FAIR
InsideNoVA: "Despite rumors to the contrary, there will be a 62nd annual Prince William County Fair. But there won’t be a fair manager.

Keith Johnson, who has  been managing the fair since 2003, has been let go.

“While Johnson was very talented in putting the fair together each year, we just couldn’t afford the position any more,” said Catherine Clemen,  president of the board of directors of the Veterans Farm Club, organizers and operators of the annual event."

MAN IN DRAG IMPERSONATES COP
Baltimore Sun: "When the man dressed in a wig and Harry Potter glasses with caked-on makeup and lipstick pulled her over and said he was a police officer, Erin Hartz thought she was an unwitting participant in the next John Waters movie.

"This would only happen in Baltimore," the 23-year-old recalls thinking.

The man flicked on a flashlight and shined it in her eyes, scanned her license and registration, then told her not to speed. "Get home and drive safe.""

MEDICAL EXAMINER: HYPOTHERMIA KILLED PA COUPLE
Frederick News Post: The state Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore determined the causes of the Pennsylvania couple's deaths were related to hypothermia.

The wife of the Pennsylvania couple found dead in a field in Jefferson died of hypothermia, and her husband died of hypothermia and heart disease, said Cindy Feldstein, a spokeswoman with the Maryland Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The autopsy revealed Betty Fresch, 79, of Shippensburg, Pa. died of hypothermia, she said."

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