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

    HOMELESS MAN BREAKS INTO JAIL FOR SHELTER
    A homeless man convicted of breaking into buildings for shelter -- even going so far as to break back into the local jail had a bed waiting for him Monday night at the cold weather shelter. Early Monday, hours before Robert Vondell Jenifer, 23, was set to appear in Frederick County Circuit Court on burglary charges, his lawyer confirmed arrangements had been made if Jenifer was released from jail. (Frederick News Post)

    CHIHUAHUA SOUGHT
    The Falls Church City Police are seeking a man whose dog bit a pedestrian in the area of Sherrow Avenue and W. Cameron Road near Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in the City of Falls Church. The incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 4, at approximately 4:30-4:45 p.m. (Falls Church News Press)

    FIRST SNOW, NOW POTHOLES
    As if the snow and freezing temperatures weren't enough, Old Man Winter is leaving behind another troublesome hazard - potholes.This is the time of year when road surfaces succumb to the constant beating of snow, sleet and freezing rain. (The Capital)

    YOUNG BRIDGE BUILDERS
    While students at an all-girls school in Maryland were laboring to build bridges out of Popsicle sticks, their teachers were trying to build bridges for them to the male-dominated field of engineering.The stick bridges shattered under 60 pounds of pressure. Teachers at the Holton- Arms School in Bethesda hope their seemingly unique engineering course will make girls' interest in the field longer-lasting. (Baltimore Sun/Washington Post)

    3D CHANNEL
    Discovery Communications will partner with Sony Corp. and IMAX Corp. to launch a cable channel airing 3D programs and movies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Financial terms of the partnership weren’t disclosed. The joint venture will launch the new 3D network in the U.S. in 2011. (Washington Business Journal)