The Night Note: 4/29/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Friday, Apr 30, 2010  |  Updated 4:22 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Mayoral Whoops!

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YEAH, SO...  SORRY ABOUT THAT.
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is apologizing to the gay community for mistakenly endorsing an anti-gay group that teaches homosexuality is a psychological disorder.

Fenty signed a Certificate of Appreciation for Regina Griggs, the executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX).

The group has posted the certificate on the home page of their website, touting it as an award from the government of the District of Columbia. (WTOP)

NINE BUSTED IN STERLING MESSAGE STING
Nine people were arrested after Loudoun authorities raided a Sterling massage parlor where authorities allege some workers didn't have the proper permits -- and some massages went too far, authorities said Thursday.

Loudoun Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said complaints by residents prompted investigators to check out the Green Therapy Massage Parlor on Whitfield Place in Sterling. A raid on the business came Tuesday after a six-month investigation. (Washington Post)

DALE CITY WOMAN KILLED BY TRAIN IN IOWA
A Dale City teen studying at Iowa State University was struck by a train and killed over the weekend.

Police say the body of 19-year-old Raven Gileau was found early Sunday morning along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Ames, Iowa, but they are not sure exactly when she was hit.

University officials say Gileau was a sophomore architecture student from Dale City. (InsideNoVA)

ROOM AND BOARD INCHES CLOSER
Newly renovated interior with hardwood floors throughout, charming antique fireplace mantles, open, airy space and a stunning roof deck addition. Marketing for a new condo? No; a description of the new Room and Board store coming to the 14th Street scene this June.
Adding to the design/decor corridor along 14th Street, NW, the new DC flagship location for Minneapolis-based home furniture retailers, Room and Board, is nearing completion at 14th and T Street in the old Taylor Motor Building. Last June, the retailers purchased the vacant, four-story building at 1840 14th Street, with plans to transform it into a fully rehabbed showroom and sales location. The company retained DC architects Eric Colbert and Associates to design the extensive renovation and work as a local advocate to get approvals from Historic and Zoning. (DC Mud)

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