The Night Note: 8/6/10

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    SHIRLINGTON MAY NOT HAVE POWER UNTIL SUNDAY
    People in the Shirlington area of Arlington County may not have power restored until Sunday, county officials say.

    Crews are working to restore power to four separate transformers in the area.

    With temperatures expected in the mid to upper 80s this weekend, county officials say the Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.) will be open as a cooling center. The Central Library's hours are: Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 -9 p.m. (WTOP)

    ACTORS IN DISGUISE
    D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development has announced that they are looking for extras to participate in the D.C. shoot of Transformers 3, scheduled to take place sometime later this year. All the information you need to apply is here. The most terrifying thing on the survey that all potential extras have to fill out is the question that asks "Do you have a car?" Now, I realize that they are just trying to gauge if potential extras could actually get to the shoot -- but there's no chance that I'd driving my own car to a movie shoot that's being directed by Michael "let's blow up everything on the set numerous times" Bay. Just sayin'. (DCist)

    'HOUSEWIVES' PREMIERE MISSING KEY PLAYER
    Half Yard Productions LLC, the D.C.-based production company behind Bravo's "Real Housewives of D.C.," held a premiere party at the Madison Hotel last night.

    Spotted in the crowd were a number of business and real estate players.

    The cast spent Thursday morning in New York City for "The Today Show" before heading back to D.C. for the premiere party. (Washington Business Journal)

    FOUR SEPARATE TRIALS IN BETTS SLAYING
    The trial of four teen-agers accused of killing renown principal Brian Betts -- which originally was scheduled to be conducted with all four at the same defense table -- will be broken into four cases, according to documents filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court this week.

    The move indicates that prosecutors want to pit the defendants against each other, said David Felsen, an attorney for one of the suspects. But it may prove difficult to do, he said, because when the suspects spoke to detectives earlier this year, they gave inconsistent and conflicting statements.

    "The statements are internally inconsistent, and inconsistent amongst themselves," said Felsen, who represents Alante Saunders, 18. (Washington Post)