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The Night Note: 08/04/2011

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    Prince William County Files Suit Over Illegal Immigration Case "Prince William County filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Homeland Security, according to a county press release. In 2007 the Prince William Board of County Supervisors passed an ordinance that requires county police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest. If police find that they have arrested someone who is in the country illegally, they turn that person over to the department for deportation. To date the county has turned over more that 4,000 people over to DHS, the release stated. After Carlos Martinelly Montano was charged in Aug. 2010 with killing a Benedictine nun while driving drunk in Prince William County, county officials became concerned that department was releasing illegal immigrants back into the community."

    D.C. Report: Commuting Not Always the Low-Cost Option

    Washington Examiner:"Some residents of the Washington region might not be saving as much money as they think by commuting. Choosing more expensive housing can sometimes save money by cutting the cost of traveling. So says a new study released by the D.C. Office of Planning that explores the role transportation costs play in determining whether housing is affordable. "The study estimates that living in some neighborhoods of the District can save a family on average as much as $16,000 per year in transportation expenses compared to other parts of the region," Mayor Vince Gray in a news release."

    Teen Victim Recalls Attack by Accused Serial Stabber One Year Later

     Loudoun Times "There’s not an ounce of resentment in Anthony Kage’s voice when the 16-year-old talks about the night of Aug. 3, 2010. Now left with only the physical scars – puncture wounds to his kidney and liver – the teen simply shrugs off the incident. “It was one of those things that just happened. You get over them pretty quickly,” he said. A year ago, the Loudoun County High School junior, 15 years old at the time, became the youngest victim of who would later be determined by authorities to be an accused serial killer roaming the streets of Leesburg."

    What Does Your Facebook Profile Really Say About You?

    Diamondback Online:  "A Facebook profile may reveal more than just a user's favorite movies, books and quotes — according to university researchers, it can expose actual personality traits. By analyzing words posted on a person's Facebook page, three researchers from this university's Human-Computer Interaction Lab were able to pinpoint an individual's score on a personality test to within 10 percentage points. Because potential employers and college admissions officials may be watching, students must be mindful of what they divulge on the Internet, according to researcher Jen Golbeck. "The fact is, people are revealing a lot of personal information about themselves through social media and all sorts of people want to take advantage of that for all sorts of reasons," said Golbeck, a computer science and information studies assistant professor."