Local Leads: 1/24/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, Jan 24, 2011  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Local Leads: How Tall Is Tall?

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

HOW TALL IS TALL?
Washington Post: "The Height Act, passed by Congress in 1910 in order to protect views of Washington's skyline, limits most developers from building anything higher than 130 feet into the air.  The question for Akridge, the developer planning a mixed-use project atop the railroad tracks behind Union Station, and the D.C. Zoning Commission is where exactly to start counting.  At an auction in 2002, Akridge bought the development rights to 14 acres worth of air rights above the tracks, where it plans to build a 3 million-square-foot mixed-use project that the company envisions as a magnet for companies and residents interested in making rail connections up and down the East Coast."

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE LAWSUIT
Washington Examiner: "Three Montgomery County residents have filed a lawsuit demanding that Montgomery College stop giving illegal immigrants its cheapest tuition rates.  The civil suit seeks to terminate the college's long-standing policy that provides in-county tuition to any student who has graduated from a Montgomery public school within the previous three years, regardless of that student's immigration status. All other students who apply to the college are required to prove their legal status."

BEST SANDWICH IN AMERICA, YUMMY
wtop.com: " A food blog as named an off-the-menu sandwich at D.C.'s ChurchKey the best new sandwich in America.  Endless Simmer says the sandwich is a reinvention of the Luther, a bacon cheeseburger wedged between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut."
 

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