The Night Note: 1/19/10

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    'SMOKING' BABY FACEBOOK PIC SPARKS INVESTIGATION
    A teenage mother was investigated by police after photographs of her six-month-old son with a cigarette in his mouth were posted on Facebook.

    Rebecca Davey, 18, was reported by online friends who spotted the picture of baby Ollie.

    It showed the tot in a striped babygro, with the unlit cigarette hanging from his mouth. (Daily Mail)

    LOCAL CLUB IS A FINALIST
    POV is the only D.C. lounge/bar/pub/mega-club/watering hole named as a finalist this year for the Nightclub & Bar Awards. The uber-posh rooftop lounge at the W Hotel earned a nomination in the — who’d a guessed it? — Hotel Bar category.

    Now perhaps all this means something in your world. To be honest, until yesterday I had never heard of Nightclub & Bar, the trade magazine behind the awards. My lack of familiarity with publication, of course, says absolutely nothing. (Washington City Paper)

    CATANIA SUBMITS MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL
    At last, some movement from the D.C. Council on the medical marijuana front. David Catania (I-At-large), along with nine of his colleagues, has introduced a bill that would establish a total of five medical marijuana dispensaries inside the District, as the Post reports. The bill is designed to put a 1998 voter initiative that legalized medical marijuana in D.C. finally into place; the law was never allowed to be implemented thanks to intervention by Congress, but those restrictions were lifted late last year. (DCist)

    MAN SHOOTS HIS WAY OUT OF SINKING SUV
    A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun.

    The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday's accident. (MSNBC)