The Night Note:2/23/10

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    BILL NYE TAKES ON CLIMATE CHANGE CRITIC
    Bill Nye the Science Guy and Accuweather meteorologist Joe Bastardi debated manmade global warming on The O'Reilly Factor on Monday. Nye focused on climate changes over time, pointing out that the overarching trends reveal a warming climate, while Bastardi framed his argument by zooming in on different time frames, most notably the most recent winter that deniers have been using to prop up their argument.

    Since each use different metrics for gauging data, their arguments don't connect for most of the debate. The most interesting aspect of the whole exchange is the tone that Nye and Bastardi take. Nye takes the calm approach, explaining his reasoning in a levelheaded way[...] (Huffington Post)

    KORNY GETS SUSPENDED
    ESPN has suspended "Pardon The Interruption" co-host Tony Kornheiser for two weeks following comments he made on his Washington-based radio show last week.

    On his radio show, Kornheiser made critical comments about the wardrobe of morning "SportsCenter" co-anchor Hannah Storm.  (ESPN)

    DC COMMITTEE HOLDS MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING
    More than 50 people have signed up to testify at a D.C. government hearing on medical marijuana.

    City lawmakers are holding a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would spell out who would qualify to get medical marijuana in the city and how it would be distributed to patients approved to use it. D.C. voters approved a medical marijuana law in 1998, but Congress had blocked the implementation of the law until recently. (WTOP)

    LOVE HANDLES SAVE WOMAN'S LIFE
    A Florida woman said her love handles saved her life when she was shot entering an Atlantic City bar. Samantha Lynn Frazier said she heard two pops when she walked into Herman's Place early Saturday. The 35-year-old then felt pain and saw blood on her hand after she grabbed her left side. Atlantic City police said Frazier was an innocent bystander.

    Detective Lt. Charles Love said the gunman was aiming for a man who escaped with a bullet hole in his down jacket. (MSNBC)