Local Leads: 3/17/11

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

    DULLES METRO DELAYS?
    wtop.com: "The earliest travelers will be able to hop on a Metro train to Dulles International Airport is now 2017.  The opening date for the massive transportation project was pushed back because the Airports Authority is still trying to figure out where to physically put the Metro station at Dulles. The major sticking point is whether to place the station above ground or below ground." 

    ORIGAMI PEACE CRANES FOR JAPAN
    Frederick News Post: "Frederick County resident Mari Hamada-Prendergast is organizing an effort to help those affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster unfolding in Japan. Hamada-Prendergast's Japanese Friendship Club is trying to collect donations to give to the American Red Cross for their rescue efforts in Japan, she said. For each donation she receives, regardless of size, she and members of the club will make one origami peace crane."

    BULL CAPTURED BY COPS
    Herald Mail: "The Humane Society of Washington County and Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies joined forces  to capture a bull that had wandered away from a farm Wednesday morning and ended up in a wooded area near Meritus Medical Center. Humane society Executive Director Paul Miller said the wayward bull, a red highland, was reunited with its owner a short distance away on Needys Lane. The bull traveled across Md. 64 to get to the spot where it was found near the hospital just outside Hagerstown, Miller said."