The Night Note: 09/02/2011

News you need to know

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

U. Md. Student Robbed

Diamondbackonline “A 21-year-old male student was robbed early Friday morning after he was knocked unconscious in the 7400 block of Baltimore Ave., police said. According to University Police Spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky, the victim was allegedly followed by two men he'd met at the Barking Dog earlier that night, and the suspects reportedly punched and kicked the victim unconscious. He was treated for minor injuries on the scene, Limansky said, and the victim's wallet and cell phone were reported missing.”

Season Ticket Waiting List Damaging Skins' Image

Washington Examiner “Sports marketing experts say the Redskins' practice of marketing seats to former and would-be season ticket holders while still touting a decades-long season ticket wait list can damage the team's credibility. "It's spin," said Susan Goodell, vice president of Baltimore communications firm Warschawski. "What's the difference between the tickets available and season tickets -- they don't tell you." Other teams are more forthcoming with their fans. The Baltimore Ravens, for example, have capped the number of Permanent Seat Licenses at 62,000 for a 73,000-seat stadium, and a waiting list to buy a PSL from the team at face value is closed out with 3,000 people in line.”

Maryland Officials: Hurricane Irene Didn’t Kill Our Chickens

Washington Post “Despite earlier reports that 30,000 Maryland chickens perished in Hurricane Irene, state agriculture officials say there were no poultry deaths in Maryland due to the storm. Julie Oberg, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Agriculture, told the Associated Press Thursday that the erroneous report was a mix-up resulting from a conference call with Delaware officials.”

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