The Night Note: 12/30/08

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

Thousands March Against Airstrikes

Nearly 3,000 protesters are marching through D.C. streets to show their opposition to Israel 's airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Activists first gathered in front of the State Department Tuesday. They then marched on Constitution Avenue and throughout downtown D.C. They waved Palestinian flags, held signs that read "Stop U.S. Aid to Israel" and yelled, "Free, free Palestine!"  (AP/WTOP)

D.C. Police Offer Last Chance to Claim Stolen Goods

Tomorrow is the last day the items will remain posted online, at Police are encouraging anyone who has been burglarized to go to the Web site and take a look. Detectives with the department's burglary and pawn unit will call people who e-mail them with a claim and set up appointments for a viewing.  (Washington Post)

Obama Inauguration Committee Seeks Essayists, Donors

The hottest ticket in town — a chance to witness President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration — will be the jackpot in an essay contest being announced today by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. In exchange, participants will be encouraged to donate to the inauguration, though organizers say that is not required. (USA Today)

Woman Donates Fine Money to United Way

A Frederick woman who received $200 in donations to help pay fines for her Christmas light display is donating the money to charity. Debra Sachs, of Stoney Creek Road in the Worman's Mill community, has donated the money to the United Way of Frederick County, the organization announced Tuesday. (Frederick News Post)

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