The Night Note: 12/3/10

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    MOST VA INTERSTATES NOW HAVE 70 MPH LIMIT
    WTOP: "Gov. Bob McDonnell says 61 percent of Virginia's interstates now have 70 mph speed limits.

    McDonnell said Friday in a news release that installation of new speed limit signs was completed more than a month ahead of schedule.

    The Virginia Department of Transportation installed the first signs on July 1 - when the law took effect - on a 27-mile stretch of Interstate 295 near Petersburg. The final signs were installed in mid-November on Interstate 95 from Ashland to Spotsylvania, Interstate 81 from Christiansburg to the Tennessee line, and all sections of Interstate 77."

    WARRANT: MANASSAS BROTHEL SERVED 100 CUSTOMERS PER MONTH
    Inside NoVA: "A brothel on Yoder Street in Manassas served as many as 100 customers a month, until police arrested the man suspected of running it this week, according to court documents.

    Shane Taylor, 42, of 8555 Yoder St. in Manassas, was charged with receiving earnings from a prostitute after police executed a search warrant at his house early Monday morning.

    According to court documents, Yoder bought the house in the summer and “has been operating an extensive prostitution business which can satisfy up to 100 paying customers per month” since then."

    RHEE: "I WILL WORK WITH DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS"
    Washington Examiner: "Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee confirmed that she will advise Florida's Republican Governor-elect Rick Scott as he prepares to take office, e-mailing The Washington Examiner a statement on Friday that bucked party lines:

    "I am happy to be of service to Governor Elect Scott and the state of Florida. When it comes to improving our schools for our children, I will work with Democrats, Republicans, independents, and people who have general interest in making schools great for our children.""

    FAIRFAX GOLD BURGLAR GETS 3 YEARS
    Washington Post: "A New York City woman who admitted being part of a ring that burglarized dozens of homes in Northern Virginia, specifically seeking gold and ignoring other valuables, was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison.

    Melinda M. Soto, 34, and her husband, Dagoberto Soto Ramirez, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to regularly traveling from New York to Fairfax and Loudoun counties, targeting homeowners with South Asian-sounding names. They admitted to burglarizing 37 homes and stealing nearly $600,000 worth of gold heirlooms between January and November of last year, when they were arrested along with a third alleged co-conspirator, Francisco Gray."