The Night Note: 8/4/10

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    SNYDER: 'I MADE WRONG DECISION'
    When the Redskins hired Jim Zorn, Daniel Snyder described him as "the right guy." Evidently not; two years later, Zorn was fired, after one of the most embarrassing seasons in franchise history.

    I haven't heard much self-doubt from Snyder on this issue, but he provided plenty in his interview with the bloggers from Hogs Haven Tuesday night.

    "It starts with me," he said, of his decision to fire Zorn. "It starts with really understanding where we were as a franchise, understanding that hey, I made a wrong decision...admitting that to yourself." (Washington Post)

    MARYLAND'S VIDEO GAMING INDUSTRY STILL GOING STRONG
    Digital media, including the video gaming industry, generates a direct $5.5 billion impact in the state each year, according to a state-commissioned study conducted by Sage Policy Group.

    State officials announced the study's results at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Imaging Research Center, where Sid Meier, co-founder of Firaxis Games and co-founder of the video gaming mother ship MicroProse, gave the opening remarks. (Washington Business Journal)

    PALIN DOESN'T ENDORSE BOB EHRLICH
    Sarah Palin publicly endorsed a gubernatorial candidate for Maryland on Wednesday, and it isn’t Republican front-runner Bob Ehrlich.

    Palin instead threw her support behind Brian Murphy, Ehrlich’s little-known and more conservative Republican alternative,  who has yet to show up in polls — or make any kind of footprint on the campaign, for that matter.

    “Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate said in a statement released by Murphy’s campaign. (Washington Examiner)

    EXPIRED TAGS PUT MOM BEHIND BARS
    What was supposed to be a night of dinner in the city turned into something much more for a Kensington mom.

    Nycci Nellis was pulled over, handcuffed and locked up in two jails for hours because her car registration had expired.

    It happened shortly after Nellis crossed into the District from Montgomery County last Thursday. (WTOP)