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Y & N’s Katy Adams Toasted at Teatro

Vino flowed for Katy Adams at Teatro Goldoni on Friday evening. The newest writer to take the reins of the Examiner‘s “Yeas and Nays” column was celebrated by nearly two dozen media types with a lovely three-course dinner hosted by Janet Donovan. In attendance were WBJ‘s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Nick Massella, Brendan Kownacki, Human Events editor Emily Miller, Roz Plater and Maureen Ume of Fox 5, Roll Call‘s Beth Brotherton and Ali McSherry, Examiner’s Jacque Bland, Mary Bird, Amy McLean of CTIA and of course, Katy’s partner in crime – Nikki Schwab.

The hot topics: Glenn Beck’s weekend rally (Schwab and Miller hashed it out), Donovan’s consumer electronics woes (TiVo, DVD TV setup), and Nikki Schwab’s new “do,” as in hairdo – Schwab treated herself to a little makeover at the Red Door Salon that day.

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Quote(s) of the Day

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The culprit

Can we get peace and quiet around here?

“Very difficult to work with this guy munching constantly a foot from my window.” – Slate‘s John Dickerson in a Monday tweet (see picture above to learn who’s disrupting the journo’s lunch).

You’ve been warned

“Twitter followers beware, I’m probably going to tweet the crap out of this week…” – Jesse McLean, former intern for Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays in a Sunday tweet.

Editor suffers with 3 p.m. hiccups

“Have we never talked about how I have hiccups once a day, every day, usually around 3 p.m.? Been happening for years.”
- Washington Examiner Editor Jacque Bland in a Monday tweet.

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Examiner Hires Second Scribe for Yeas & Nays

The Washington Examiner has made a hire on that second Yeas & Nays gossip columnist post that needed to be filled.

It’s Katy Adams, a four-time Emmy winner from FOX 5. The lead columnist will continue to be Nikki Schwab.

Noteworthy backstory: Editor Steve Smith grew frustrated in the process of replacing former columnist Tara Palmeri, who’s now at NYP‘s Page 6. We’re hearing that if this hire hadn’t happened, Smith briefly considered shifting the hiring responsibility to editor Jacque Bland. Smith tried to hire Nick Ballasy, who apparently said he wanted to continue to do more “serious” journalism (to which some at the Examiner rolled their eyes in response). Ballasy works for the news web site Cybercast News Service.

See Smith’s announcement e-mail after the jump. It includes a second hire, Lisa Gartner, who will cover the less flashy beat of “Virginia.” She comes highly qualified and is also award-winning…

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Full Court Press: Journos vs. DC Council

Yesterday at the Verizon Center, the Wizards took some time off to let the DC Council and Team Media go head-to-head. WTOP reports, “Amazingly, no one was hurt.”

Final Score: Media 35, DC Council 25. And besides pride, what was at stake? As a result of journo victory, the council now must declare a “Press Day” in DC.

The rules were simple- half court, one woman from each team on the floor at all times, seven-minute quarters and from Yeas & Nays, above all, no one from the mayor’s office.

Team Media was coached by WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and the lineup included WTOP’s Mark Plotkin, Mark Segraves, WRC’s Tom Sherwood, Fox’s Wisdom Martin, City Paper’s Mike Debonis and Erik Wemple, Examiner’s Mike Neibauer and Jacque Bland, WaPo’s David Nakamura, Nikita Stewart and Bill Turque, Wash Business Journal’s Jonathan O’Connell and DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.

Wisdom proved to be not only the brains, but the star of the Team Media, scoring 20 of the win’s 35 points.

DC Council was coached by Marion Barry. He told WTOP had he been able to play, that would have made all the difference for the D.C. Council.

The game previewed the annual girls’ and boys’ city championship games and all proceeds benefited the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC).

Video after the jump.

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