Local Leads: 11/17/09

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

    DELINQUENCIES UP AT CAPITAL ONE
    Monthly delinquency and charge-off numbers at Capital One Financial Corp. were a mixed bag in October, the company reported Monday. On its domestic cards, McLean-based Capital One's (NYSE: COF) largest sector, the company posted net charge-offs of $460.2 million, an annualized rate of 9.04 percent. That is better than September's numbers when the company posted $508.4 million in charge-offs, or 9.77 percent. (Washington Business Journal)

    TEENS TEXT
    A graphic British public service video that portrays a fatal accident caused by a texting teenage driver has been the talk of Facebook and other places where young Americans congregate, but a study suggests that it hasn't done much to change their habits. A quarter of U.S. teens say they text while driving, and almost half say they've been in cars with someone who sent text messages while behind the wheel. They say their parents are texting fanatics, too. (Baltimore Sun)

    STUDENTS DRINK MORE IN COLLEGE DORMS
    In the past 30 years, coed college dormitories have gone from rare to routine, with nearly all students who live on campus now sharing housing with members of the opposite sex. But a study out today suggests that the shift may have had unintended results. (USAToday)

    MASKED BURGLARS CAUGHT ON TAPE
    Three burglars looted a Fredericksburg pawnshop early Saturday after cutting a hole in the roof and disabling the alarm system. City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident occurred about 3:25 a.m. at Fredericksburg Gold and Pawn at 447 Jefferson Davis Highway.Bledsoe said parts of the theft were captured on a store surveillance camera. Police saw three people inside the store. (Frederickburg.com)

    MENU LABELING
    The Montgomery County Council is expected to pass a law Tuesday that would force chain restaurants to post in a "clear and conspicuous" manner the number of calories in the food they serve. Proponents said the new menu-labeling rules, similar to what's already law in New York City, would help curb rising obesity rates and provide consumers with information needed to make healthier eating choices. (Examiner)

    CONVENIENCE STORES TARGETED
    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four convenience store burglaries that happened throughout the county recently. The first in the rash of burglaries happened early Nov. 13 when someone entered the Prime Mart convenience store in the 45660 block of Church Road in Sterling. The robber damaged a front door and took a cash register that had money in it, Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said. (Loudoun Times)

    LOOKING FOR WORK
    From federal government clerk positions to grocery store cashiers, the competition for jobs is phenomenal. Applications for all types of positions are flooding in.  "We are pretty much overwhelmed with the number of applications that we are receiving for every job posting," says Deputy Associate Director of the Center for Talent and Capacity Policy at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Angela Bailey. (wtop.com)