Local Leads: 10/25/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, Oct 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:01 AM EDT
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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

FOOD BANKS COPE
Frederick News Post: "The sight of empty shelves at a local food bank upset a group of Girl Scouts and their leader, and they want something done. Brownie Troop 81776 went to the Frederick Community Action Agency's food bank a week ago to help sort food and hand it out to families, only to find the pantry nearly bare."

CRIME FIGHTING, ONE FINGER AT A TIME
The Capital: "The Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office will soon deploy a new tool that will provide nearly instant identification of subjects. BlueCheck, a portable fingerprint scanner about the size of a digital voice recorder, will allow deputies in the field and at the county courthouse to quickly identify people they come in contact with." 
 
I'M SORRY
Fredericksburg.com: "University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley is apologizing for what he called "extreme profanity" at an outdoor homecoming concert Saturday night. Hurley said three residents complained to him about explicit lyrics from Washington rapper Wale. Students voted to have Wale perform.  The homecoming concert started at 7:30 p.m. at the Battleground Athletic Complex on Hanover Street. The event concluded at 9 p.m. with fireworks. "I am sorry that a high-spirited weekend on campus ended on such a negative note for some of our closest neighbors who were offended by both the volume and the content of the music," Hurley wrote yesterday in a letter to the editor of The Free Lance-Star." 

DOG ALERTS HOMEOWNER OF FIRE
The Herald-Mail: " A dog alerted its owner to a fire Sunday afternoon in their Robinwood-area rancher, which had no smoke detectors, said Chief Buck Fraley with the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.  No one was injured in the fire at 11719 Robinwood Drive, north of Bluebird Avenue, Fraley said.  The dog was lying in the homeowner’s lap when it jumped down, went into the kitchen, barked and acted “crazy,” Fraley said." 

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