The Night Note: 1/21/10

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    LOUDOUN SUPERVISOR UNDER FIRE FOR ANTI-GAY REMARKS
    Eugene Delgaudio, who represents the Sterling District in Loudoun County, is at the center of a political firestorm. He’s accused of using controversial language targeted at transgender individuals.

    It all started back on January 5th when the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted to ban discrimination in hiring someone based on their sexual orientation. Delgaudio – who voted against it – then sent out an email to his constituents explaining the boards decision by saying "if a man dressed as woman wants a job, you have to treat ‘it’ the same as a normal person." (NBC Washington)

    ONE STIMULATING TRIAL
    It was just your typical nightclub.

    OK, so there was a bed in the middle of the dance floor. And porno movies playing on a big screen -- right above the buffet table.

    Big Daddy Lou's Lap Dance Club on W. 38th street was brought to life in vivid police jargon this afternoon, as an undercover vice cop took the stand in a wacky Manhattan prostitution trial where a pair of lesbian sex-act dancers are insisting they're not that kind of stripper. (NY Post)

    TACO TOSS LANDS MAN IN JAIL
    Three tacos cost a Fairbanks man $100 in fines, one day in jail and one year probation.

    Warren E. Strickland, 31, of Fairbanks, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Tuesday for throwing a double-decker taco at a manager of the Taco Bell restaurant on University Avenue.

    Strickland said he was upset during the Jan. 14 incident because a taco contained spit after he had been through the drive-thru twice to correct his order. (Fairbanks News Miner)

    OH THOSE KIDS WITH THEIR CRAZY PRANKS
    A spelling prank in a class photo for more than 600 seniors in the Houston area led to suspension of three students.

    Some students wore T-shirts spelling out "CLASS" as part of "Class of 2010" in a formal shot. But KHOU-TV reported in a later informal shot, students representing "C" and "L" moved from the front row, leaving behind an offensive three-letter word. (MSNBC)