The Night Note: 12/22/08

News you need to know

The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

Strollers Banned From Inauguration

No strollers near the Capitol. No tents on the Mall. None of that Silly String on the parade route. That's just a sample of the items forbidden for security reasons from President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Though many people say the inconvenience is a small price to pay to witness the swearing-in of the country's first black president, others are trying to figure out how they will sit, snack, carry diapers or transport tired tots. (Washington Times)

Christmas Travel Expected to Decline

Getting to Grandma’s house this holiday may be easier than a trip over the river and through the woods. For the first time in six years, AAA Mid-Atlantic is estimating a slight decrease in the number of Marylanders traveling during Christmas. More than 1.3 million travelers from the state are projected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday, a 1.2 percent decline compared to last year. (Frederick News Post)

Police Say Woman Drove Drunk With Kids

A Spotsylvania woman faces numerous charges after authorities say she was stopped for driving the wrong way on Marye Road Saturday night with three children in the car. First Sgt. Liz Scott of the Sheriff's Office said Helen A. Shaw, of Bumpass, had a preliminary blood alcohol content of .232 when she was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. by Deputy C. Carey. (

Office Party Etiquette

Since 'tis the season of the holiday party, I bet you need to know how to act (believe it or not, a lot of folks still have no clue…) at the annual holiday office party.  At many holiday parties, people tend to put most or all office etiquette aside and forget that they will see their co-workers the following work day. (The Examiner)

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