The Night Note: 3/16/10

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

    REIDS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
    The wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are recovering from a violent crash last week that left them with injuries that could have been much worse, he told reporters Tuesday.

    "It was a very violent collision," a still-shaken Reid said in his first comments on the crash Thursday. (WTOP)

    CASH FOR CARPOOLERS
    Area residents commuting to Washington, D.C., can now get paid for starting a new carpool.

    Commuter Connections, a ride-sharing program that aims to reduce traffic congestion, has launched Pool Rewards to entice more motorists to join the carpooling effort. The pilot program allows eligible commuters to get paid $1 each way for participation.(The Capital)

    "THE SITUATION" LOBBIES FOR CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER INVITE
    Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino — of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” — has a message for D.C. news outlets: He wants to attend the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

    “I heard that it’s just a day where pretty much some of the biggest celebrities of the year get to come and meet the president,” he tells POLITICO. “My show is one of the biggest shows of the year — and me being the main character of my show, as well as being one of the breakout stars of the year ...” (Politico)

    CHICKEN-WING CRAZE SENDS PRICES SOARING
    It's getting more expensive to be a wing man — or woman — these days. The skyrocketing cost of chicken wings is causing restaurant and tavern owners to raise menu prices and threatening to put some out of business.

    "Chicken wings once were so cheap," says Ken Moran, owner of Rochester, N.Y.'s Jeremiah's Tavern, which has had to increase menu prices twice in the past year. "It was an attempt to use all the parts of the bird. Now it's reversed. They've gotten pretty crazy in terms of popularity." (USA Today)