The Night Note: 12/27/10

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    BRICKSKELLER REOPENS WITH A NEW NAME
    WTOP: "D.C. beer lovers won't have to wait much longer to enjoy a brew at the bar formerly known as the Brickskeller.

    After much anticipation, the Bier Baron - the former home of the Brickskeller - will officially open on Wednesday at 6 p.m., Megan Merrifield, the owner of the Bier Baron, tells WTOP.

    Megan Merrifield and her husband purchased the Brickskeller, located on 22nd Street in Northwest, earlier this month."

    VA GUARD RESCUES SIX TRAPPED BY SNOW
    Washington Post: "The Virginia National Guard has rescued six people trapped by snow in the Eastern Shore area.

    The Guard said three people were trapped in a car for more than four hours in the Onanock area before they were rescued about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Soldiers took them to a local shelter.

    Soldiers also rescued an adult and two children who were stranded on a side street in the Cape Charles area Monday morning. They were taken to a local hotel."
     

    CRASH KILLS THREE ON CHRISTMAS
    Potomac Local: "PotomacLocal.com has obtained exclusive photos of a car crash that took the lives of three Stafford County men Christmas morning.

    Edwin Membreno, 20, the driver, and passenger, 22-year-old Roger Membreno, were killed when their 2005 Nissan Altima skid off U.S. 1 and slammed into the Headquarters Barbershop in Dumfries, just after 2 a.m. Saturday.

    Both victims who were sitting in the front seats were wearing their seatbelts, but their car was crushed when it careened through the wall of the barbershop."
     

    SHOULD BIG TRUCKS PARK IN FRONT OF SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES?
    ARLNow: "Truck drivers are taking advantage of a loophole in Arlington’s zoning laws that allows them to park for extended periods of time in residential neighborhoods, provided they park next to a county-owned property.

    Per Arlington County code, boats, boat trailers and commercial vehicles (defined by Virginia law as a vehicle over 12,000 pounds) are prohibited from parking on the side of a street next to property zoned for residential use — except when unloading/loading or performing services. Motor homes and camping trailers are prohibited from parking in a residential zone for a period of more than five consecutive days."