The Night Note: 3/5/10

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    ARENAS MUST REPORT TO JAIL BEFORE HALFWAY HOUSE
    Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas avoided a jail sentence, but he'll still have to spend two days behind bars.

    Arenas was sentenced last month to 30 days in a halfway house for bringing guns into the Wizards locker room. The head of corrections for Montgomery County, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C., says the three-time NBA All-Star will serve his sentence at the county's Pre-Release Center. (WTOP)

    RELIEF FROM STENCH ALONG POTOMAC NEARS
    As summer months approach, residents of Potomac River communities are dreading the inevitable consequence of the warm weather — the stink from the Potomac Interceptor sewer line.

    But for those suffering from the stench, relief is on the way. After a 10-year push by advocates, ground will break in April on carbon filtration buildings that will filter odorous hydrogen sulfide from the sewer line, which spans 50 miles and transmits an average of 65 million gallons of wastewater a day. The sewer runs from the Washington Dulles International Airport north to the Potomac River, and along the river down to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in the District. (Gazette.net)

    DC TO GET A FERRY?
    Way back in 2005 DDOT floated the idea of a ferry system for the Potomac River that would taxi passengers between the various waterfront destinations inside the beltway. The idea was so interesting that I made a map for BeyondDC.

    For one reason or another, it never happened. Since that time a small ferry network has sprung up to serve National Harbor, but the DC system has remained a dream. (Beyond DC)

    BURGLAR GETS INTO BED WITH VICTIM
    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two home burglaries that happened early April 5—one in which the burglar got in bed with the home’s resident.

    The burglaries happened in Sterling and Leesburg, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said.

    In the first burglaries, someone entered a home in the 100 block of Farmington Court in Sterling’s Sugarland Run at about 1:15 a.m. (Loudoun Times)