The Night Note: 1/4/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Monday, Jan 4, 2010  |  Updated 6:45 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Deer Composting

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MAN SOUGHT IN SHOOTING OF IMF OFFICIAL
Montgomery County Police have identified a suspect wanted for the attempted murder of a man who was shot in the garage of his Bethesda home.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Mohau Mercy Mathibe. Mathibe is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.

The Oct. 8 shooting seriously wounded 54-year-old Ashoka Mody, an assistant director of the IMF's European department. (WTOP)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSIDERS COMPOSTING DEER
Montgomery County officials are considering turning deer carcasses into compost in an effort to cut in half the nearly $150,000 spent on carcass disposal each year, according to the Washington Examiner.

Capt. Michael Wahl, director of the county's animal services division, said the plan is being pursued because removal and disposal of dead deer from county roads costs nearly $50 a body and accounts for about 85 percent of Montgomery's animal removal costs, the Examiner reported. Composting the dead animals would reduce the total cost per deer to about $25, according to the Cornell Waste Management Institute, a research arm of Cornell University that studies large-scale composting. (Washington Business Journal)

IDENTICAL TWINS BORN IN SEPARATE DECADES
Identical twin boys in Florida will get to celebrate their birthdays individually after they were born in separate decades.

Margarita Velasco delivered the twins by cesarean section at Tampa General Hospital.

Marcello was delivered just before midnight. His twin, Stephano, was delivered just as the new year began. (MSNBC)

SALAHIS WEREN'T THE ONLY ONES
The Secret Service says another person not on the guest list was allowed into a White House state dinner for India's prime minister in November.

Officials have been reviewing White House security procedures after it was discovered that an attention-seeking couple – Tareq and Michaele Salahi – made their way into the party without an invitation and shook hands with the president. Monday's acknowledgment brings the tally to three people who made it through Secret Service security at the White House without being on a guest list. (Huffington Post)

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