The Night Note: 6/10/10

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    MAILING POT GOT HIM CAUGHT
    Prince William County police, along with the U.S. Postal Service, confiscated a package containing more than five pounds of marijuana Tuesday and arrested a 23-year-old Yorkshire-area man, said county police spokesman Jonathan L. Perok.

    Postal workers called police about the package which they believed contained narcotics, Perok said.

    The Prince William police Special Investigations Bureau, along with the U.S. Postal Service, got a search warrant and found the marijuana along with an undisclosed amount of cash in the package that was addressed to 9001 Yorkshire Lane, Perok said. (Inside NoVA)

    GULF COURSE DEBATE IS NOT OVER
    In the mostly public and usually loud debate over Sligo Creek Golf Course, things have quieted down in the eight months since County Executive Isiah Leggett found $150,000 in county funds to keep the course open.

    But with the county council's attention shifting from a dismal budget process to upcoming elections and with the appropriation set to expire June 30, back-room discussions regarding the future of the neighborhood nine-hole course in Silver Spring are getting louder. (Gazette.net)

    DDOT: NOW WITH MORE BLOG
    Considering how many local blogs obsessively cover the District Department of Transportation, it only makes sense that the city's transpo officials get into the game themselves. In social media, as it is on The Wire, it's play or get played.

    Thus comes the launch of d.ish, certainly the cutest government blog name we've ever seen.

    DDOT director Gabe Klein got the ball rolling today with two posts, a general welcome, and then a more substantive response to the recent hoopla over revised plans for the new Pennsylvania Ave. bike lanes. (DCist)

    LEONSIS: NO NAME CHANGE, LIKELY COLOR CHANGE
    Second headline out of Ted Leonsis's I'm-buying-the-Wizards press conference came when NBC's Dan Hellie asked about possible name and/or color changes. Leonsis has talked about this briefly before, but these were Leonsis's most definite and comprehensive comments.

    Sounds pretty clear that the name will not be changing, but the uniforms will, although not in the immediate future. His full remarks:

    "In regards to name changes and the like, you know, I'm shocked that with all that we have to do, that that's been like the No. 1 question, e-mail, message board conversation. And so I intend to listen very, very carefully. But we have so much more to do. (Washington Post)