The Night Note: 9/14/09

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    OPRAH TALKS HAIR IN GTWON
    When you're Oprah, you don't think much about hopping on a flight to D.C. just for some hair-styling tips.  The media mogul brought her entourage to Georgetown Sunday morning to film a segment on the dos and don'ts of hair care at Erwin Salon, according to Politico.  She brought her actress friend Ali Wentworth -- perhaps best known in D.C. for being married to George Stephanopoulos -- and a gaggle of other gals for some expert analysis, Politico reported. (NBC Washington)

    NRA ENDORSES MCDONNELL
    The National Rifle Association endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell's campaign for governor on Monday.  The NRA's announcement reverses its endorsement four years ago of Democrat R. Creigh Deeds, McDonnell's opponent in this year's governor's race who lost the 2005 attorney general race to McDonnell by 360 votes, the closest statewide election in Virginia history.  On the same afternoon, Deeds picked up the endorsement of the association that represents Virginia's firefighters. (WTOP)

    BEARING IT ALL AT SWIM LESSONS
    A 7-year-old learning how to swim at the local pool is nothing new unless it's an 800-pound grizzly bear taking the plunge.  Brutus the bear slapped the water a few times and then gingerly backed into the East Helena pool while onlookers gawked on late last week.  Casey Anderson was teaching Brutus, who was born in captivity, how to swim and catch fish for a National Geographic special called "Expedition Kodiak," scheduled to run next year. (USA Today)

    'PIMP AND HOOKER' HIT NYC ACORN
    The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute.   Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and illegal and advising them to change their careers, counselors at the social-services group shockingly offer suggestions on how they can launder their earnings.  "Honesty is not going to get you the house," a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute. (NY Post)