Local Leads: 2/7/11

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

    FAIRFAX POPULATION GROWTH
    Sun Gazette: "All told, 13.5 percent of Virginia residents live in Fairfax County, according to official 2010 figures reported to state officials last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The county’s population of 1,081,726 grew by 11.5 percent since 2000, slightly slower than the statewide population increase of 13 percent during the same period. The statewide population in 2010 was 8,001,024, based on figures transmitted by the Census Bureau to state leaders in preparation for legislative redistricting."

    HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD, HIGHER PRICES?
    Herald Mail:  "Washington County Public Schools students could pay up to a dime more for a school lunch beginning in the fall, and cafeteria meals will limit calories and salt to get a head start on federal proposals aimed at serving more healthful food to the nation’s youth. Washington County Board of Education officials on Tuesday questioned whether students would go for the more healthful meals, or whether they would instead pack their lunches or buy a la carte items."

    FACEBOOK "BAIT" PAGES
    The Independent: "Anonymous Facebook pages that rate students' attractiveness have many school communities in the county concerned. The pages are found on the popular social networking site where people post information and photos for friends and family to see. The members of these pages are posting photographs of students and fellow members post comments, which are usually of a "sexual, hurtful or otherwise inappropriate nature," the Charles County Sheriff's Office has warned on its Facebook page."