The Night Note: 12/2/10

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    THE SLIPPER BANDIT HITS SPOTSY BANK
    Free Lance-Star: "A woman wearing house slippers robbed a Spotsylvania County bank yesterday afternoon, police said.

    Sheriff's Lt. Col. Michael Timm said the Virginia Commerce Bank at 10800 Courthouse Road was robbed about 3:50 p.m.

    Details of the robbery were unclear last night, but Timm said no weapon was displayed. The robber got an undisclosed amount of money."

    WOMAN ADMITS USING TASER AGAINST PREGNANT WOMAN
    WTOP: "A Frederick County woman who was accused of tasering her boyfriend's pregnant daughter-in-law in June has entered a guilty plea.

    Christine Devaux, 39, admitted to breaking into the home of her boyfriend's daughter-in-law in Damascus last spring.

    She was equipped with trash bags, dressed in a surgical cap and gloves and then waited for the intended victim, who was nearly nine months pregnant."

    VA 'ROOM SALON' OPERATORS PLEAD GUILTY
    Washington Post: "Three operators of a "room salon" in Falls Church pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens after allegedly flying in young Korean women to dress provocatively, serve drinks, flirt, sing, and dance with customers, according to Virginia U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride.

    The women worked at a bar known as "High Society," "Tomato," and "Tomato Garden." The bar had several private rooms where customers, primarily Korean men, would drink bottles of liquor that cost $300. Customers were required to purchase at least one bottle."

    DC WANTS DEAD BODIES
    Washington Business Journal via DCist: "It's a business opportunity to die for: The D.C. government is in the market for cadavers.

    It makes for easy jokes, sure (please post them in the comments section). But this was a serious proposal for serious bidders, though there appears to be only one viable option.

    The city's Board of Funeral Directors needs cadavers for its licensing exam, held twice a year in April and November. In addition to passing a national test administered by the Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, funeral director applicants must also pass the D.C. Funeral Law oral and written exam, and "a practical demonstration administered by the District of Columbia Board.""