The Night Note:2/26/10

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    DESIREE ROGERS RESIGNS
    A White House staffer unsuspectingly dragged into the spotlight in the wake of the alleged White House party crashers' notorious attention grab is resigning.

    White House social secretary Desiree Rogers' resignation takes effect sometime next month, a White House aide told the Associated Press. (NBC Washington)

    FLIGHT ATTENDANT ARGUMENT GROUNDS FLIGHT
    An argument between two female flight attendants forced the cancellation of an Atlanta-bound flight at an airport in upstate New York.

    A Pinnacle Airlines spokesman in Memphis, Joe Williams, says the spat erupted just as Delta Connection Flight 887 returned to the gate Thursday morning after a passenger became ill.

    Passenger Corey Minton tells cable news station YNN in Rochester he and others aboard were told they had to "get off the plane because stewardesses were fighting." (Breitbart.com)

    TRADING IN THE MAN CAVE FOR AN IGLOO
    It's quite the man cave.

    Jimmy Grey says he's been out of work for almost a year and needed a project to stay busy. So with the heavy snowfall this winter, the 25-year-old laborer got to work on an extreme igloo in his family's yard in Aquilla, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Cleveland.

    His four-room creation has 6-foot (nearly 2-meter) ceilings and an entertainment room. He powers the TV with an extension cord plugged into an outlet in the garage. He also ran wires for cable television with surround-sound stereo. (USA Today)

    BEER-DRINKING, SMOKING CHIMP SENT TO REHAB
    A Russian chimpanzee has been sent to rehab by zookeepers to cure the smoking and beer-drinking habits he has picked up, a popular daily reported on Friday.

    An ex-performer, Zhora became aggressive at his circus and was transferred to a zoo in the southern Russian city of Rostov, where he fathered several baby chimps, learned to draw with markers and picked up his two vices. (MSNBC)