The Night Note: BoBama Set to Move In and Sparky Returns Home 4/12/2009

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By Ebony McMorris
|  Sunday, Apr 12, 2009  |  Updated 11:15 PM EDT
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The Night Note: BoBama Set to Move In and Sparky Returns Home 4/12/2009

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Traffic travels down Pennsylvania Ave. toward the U.S. Capitol November 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. With polls showing Democrats making headway in many contested races, the political balance of both houses of congress could shift in mid-term election voting that will be held on November 7.

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IT'S BOBAMA TIME...THE FIRST FAMILY GET THEIR FIRST DOG
The first family has settled on a first pet a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo. The selection was one of the White House's most tightly kept secrets. President Obama's daughters, 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, picked a black and white pup, a White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press Saturday night. The dog is a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., who owns several Portuguese water dogs himself.  (USATODAY)

WOMAN SURVIVES CAR ACCIDENT MOMENTS LATER CRUSHED BY MOTORIST                                                                                         A Lorton woman was struck and killed after her car overturned on Interstate 495 in Fairfax County Sunday. Police have identified Ann Unmongkol-Thavong, 22, of the 9000 block of Weatherly Way in Lorton as the deceased. Unmongkol-Thavong's Honda Accord overturned in the westbound lane of I-495 around 4:30 this morning. According to witnesses, the young woman crawled out of her vehicle and sat down in the travel lane. Minutes later a Nissan Versa traveling westbound struck Unmongkol-Thavong. She died at the scene, police say.   (WTOP)   

BURIED ARTIFACTS REVEAL TREASURES IN LEESBURG
Archaeologists say they have found the buried remains of a Colonial tavern near the site of a planned highway bridge outside of Easton. Household ceramics, tobacco pipes and bones from food have already found. The items date to the early 1700s when a town named Dover occupied the area.   (WTOP)   

NEW DATA POINTS FINGERS AT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS                                                                                                                                  About 2 percent of the people charged with major violent crimes in Prince William County last year were illegal immigrants, but they were arrested for a larger portion of secondary offenses, according to newly released statistics and a Washington Post analysis that offer the first comprehensive look at criminal activity since the county implemented its controversial anti-illegal immigration measures.  (WASHINGTONPOST) 

APRIL 15TH TAX DEADLINE! GET WHAT YOU CAN FROM UNCLE SAM                                                                                              Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines. Tax Day is less than a week away. But as you race toward the finish line, be mindful of common tax-filing errors. Some mistakes could cost you money. Others could raise red flags at the IRS. Tax software will do math and point out tax breaks you might overlook, but these programs are only as good as the information you enter.   (USATODAY)

SPARKY COMES HOME
Sparky is home and that means Charles Boyd, 92, can sleep and smile again. Boyd's beloved dog was stolen on Tuesday and it was about the worst thing that could happen to the Columbia Heights man. "Sparky means my life to me," Boyd said. "He's like a child to me. I don't have any children, so he's my son." Boyd said two teens took 5-year-old Sparky, a poodle-shitzu mix, while a friend who had been watching the dog outside turned away for just one second.  (NBCWASHINGTON)

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