Local Leads: 03/01/11

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

    STINK BUGS ENEMY
    Baltimore Sun: "Maryland's newest terrorist life form — the brown marmorated stink bug — may eventually meet its archnemesis in the form of a tiny prizefighter of a wasp from Asia. The parasitic wasps that are being raised in quarantine in a Delaware laboratory are not glamorous-looking bugs. They are black, stocky and about the size of the comma in this sentence."

    MANUSCRIPT OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER HEADED TO ANNAPOLIS
    Frederick News Post / AP: "The original manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” written by Francis Scott Key is leaving Baltimore for the first time in nearly 200 years for an event in Annapolis.The document will be moved from its home at the Maryland Historical Society on Tuesday in an armored car. It will be placed on view during a private two-hour reception hosted by the National Anthem Celebration Foundation for the Maryland General Assembly."

    FROM REDSKINS TO KIDS BOOKS
    Loudoun Times: "From the gridiron to the library, Ken Harvey always strives to be on top of his game. After years of chasing down quarterbacks (he compiled 89 career sacks as a linebacker and was a four-year Pro Bowler for the Washington Redskins), Harvey is now leveraging life lessons into children’s books.“[NFL players] get a chance to see so many kids and so many different people from all walks of life,” Harvey said. “We have an opportunity to get in front of these kids and make an impact.” "

    BEWARE OF HOMES BUILT IN 1900
    Washington Business Journal: "Word of warning: Just because some real estate websites say a D.C. property was built in 1900, don't automatically believe it. That’s because "1900" is the default year the D.C. government uses for structures built prior to 1877, when building permits were first required — or the year of construction is simply not known."