Beltway Happenings 
Jan. 9, 2009--Ken from New York displays "inaugural balls."  The limited edition mini-balls tie in with Obama's known fondness for the game, and he said they are "something different."  "America's bouncing back," he stated.  Ken came up with the idea over Thanksgiving, did a Google search to see if there was anything similar on the market, and found a factory in China that could deliver before the Inauguration.  The thousand balls arrived on time on January 2.  He drove down from New York to test the market, but says that next weekend will be the busy time.  The balls can also be purchased for $20 through Paypal at

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