Local Leads: 2/28/11

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

    DEER STOPS BY
    Baltimore Sun/AP: " A deer spent 90 minutes inside an Eastern Shore home before it was herded out the front door. Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer Robert Ford asked everyone to stay away from the open front door, and after a few minutes the deer found its way out of the Chester home Saturday afternoon. The male deer was one of three seen in the area earlier in the day by Audrey Thomas, who later noticed her neighbor's kitchen window was broken."

    PENDING HOME SALES OFF
    Washington Business Journal: "Pending sales of existing homes declined for the second straight month in January, but the National Association of Realtors says the overall trend in housing sales continues to improve. Pending sales, or contracts signed in January but sales not yet closed, fell 2.8 percent from December, and were 1.5 percent lower than January 2010. Pending sales were still 20.6 percent higher than June 2010, when sales were at a cyclical low."

    SLUGS SLOWLY MOVE AROUND THE CORNER
    wtop.com: "Beginning Monday afternoon, casual carpoolers will have to go around the corner to New York Avenue between 15th and 14th streets Northwest to grab a ride home.  The District Department of Transportation decided to move the slug location from its current spot on 15th Street between H Street and New York Avenue Northwest based on user feedback.  DDOT says the new spot is more convenient for drivers picking up sluggers on the way home."