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

    TEACHER GIFT LIST RAISES QUESTIONS
    Frederick News Post:  'Tis the season for wish lists and giving gifts, but the PTA at one Frederick County elementary school has raised eyebrows for sending out a list of suggested gifts for teachers which includes a pedicure, silver jewelry and items from stores such as the Gap and Ann Taylor Loft. Frederick County Public Schools' policy prohibits teachers from soliciting gifts. The list was compiled by the Tuscarora Elementary PTA, and names 28 teachers along with specific gift requests for each of them."

    WATCH OUT, A DECEPTICON IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
    Insidenova.com: "Ortte’s new Extreme Saleen 2006 GT Mustang can’t actually turn into a Decepticon, but it was in the the movie “Transformers.”The car was one of three used in the 2007 movie and played the part of Barricade, one of the bad guy Decepticons that could transform into a police car and was the nemesis of the good-guy Autobots."

    FREE SHIPPING FRIDAY
    wtop.com: " Who says procrastination can't have its perks?  Friday marks Free Shipping Day, when dozens of stores and online shopping sites will ship those almost last-minute Christmas gifts free of charge.  More than 1,500 retailers are participating this year, including Nordstrom, Macy's, JC Penny, LL Bean, Toys "R" Us, Zappos.com and Borders. The free shipping only within the U.S. on purchases begins at 12 a.m. and each store guarantees delivery by Christmas Eve."