The Night Note: 5/26/09

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Just when Jason Campbell was starting to breathe easy -- having survived numerous off-season challenges  -- DeAngelo Hall probably caused him to spit up some Fruit Loops.  Hall's made a recent push to have his VT buddy Michael Vick back in the league, according to PFT. Hall was interviewed on Danny Snyder's ESPN 980, and he thinks that the dog murderer deserves a second chance. (

An agent used surveillance cameras to confirm a smelly suspicion: Someone had been urinating in a freight elevator at an Internal Revenue Service data center in Detroit.  Authorities filed a criminal charge Tuesday against Michael Hicks. In an affidavit, treasury agent Delmaria Scott said she interviewed Hicks in January 2008 and he admitted urinating in the elevator for months. (MSNBC)

Stop me if you already read this at DCist, but Reality Blurred’s Andy Dehnart reports that Bravo is spinning off yet another series from its Real Housewives franchise: The Real Housewives of D.C., which will be the fifth in the series…. The series will be produced by [D.C.'s] Half Yard Productions, which produced Discovery’s American Loggers. Different production companies produce the different spin-offs, perhaps to keep them fresh. (Washington City Paper)

A “for lease” sign now hangs in a window at 2352 Wisconsin Ave. in Northwest. To finally kick out the alleged brothel that used to be there, it took two lawsuits by D.C.  Attorney General Peter Nickles and one police raid. Nickles filed the first lawsuit against what was commonly known as Venus in May 2007, demanding it shut down until it obtained a license to operate as a massage parlor. (DC Examiner)

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