The Night Note: 1/25/11

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK

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

    ZIGZAGS SLOW DOWN DRIVERS ON VA ROADS
    WTOP: "Whether you realize it or not as you drive around, you rely on those lane markings painted on the road.

    As proof, there are some very unusual markings that seem to be getting drivers to slow down.

    White zigzag lines jumping from one side of the road to another in Sterling are having a positive impact on speeding, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation."

    THE OSCARS SNUB 'SUPERMAN'
    Washington Examiner: "Let's hope none of their cats climb into a tree and need some rescuin'.

    The controversial education documentary "Waiting for 'Superman'" failed to earn a nod from the Academy Awards, which announced nominations Tuesday, and whose website's second-by-second countdown to the awards show (33 days away) makes us feel really anxious."

    ARLINGTON COUNTY GEARS UP FOR SNOW
    ARLNow: "gton County snow crews are finalizing plans to tackle the winter storm that’s predicted to hit the region tomorrow evening.

    Employees from the county’s Water Sewer Streets Bureau will be divided up into two teams that will work 12-hour, round-the-clock shifts starting tomorrow before the storm’s arrival.

    Snow-clearing equipment will be readied tomorrow morning, with crews getting on the road by mid-afternoon, according to Department of Environmental Services spokeswoman Myllisa Kennedy."

    A NEW WEBSITE ABOUT DC? YAHOO!

    Washington City Paper: "If Washington City Paper, the Washington Post, TBD, Washingtonian, the Examiner, the Washington Times, various TV stations, DCist, and all the other sources of news and information about the D.C. region just aren't enough for you, looks like you're in luck.

    Yahoo! appears to be launching a local blog here shortly. This job posting appeared a few days ago"