Local Leads: 3/2/11

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

    ALEXANDRIA POPULATION CHANGE
    Alexandria Gazette Packet: "Alexandria is getting more Hispanic and whiter, according to recent Census data. The fastest-growing areas of the city over the last decade were the Carlyle neighborhood and Cameron Station, which have seen massive amount of growth as the result of new construction. Overall, the city’s population has increased by about 10,000 over the last decade."  

    EARTH LEAVING GERMANTOWN?
    Gazette: "Darnestown resident David Hsu enjoys a special sensation each time he sees the Earth rise over the horizon as he drives along state Route 118 near Germantown. "It's just something," Hsu said. "It's just one of those feelings — what a cool thing to have."

    15 YEARS LATER, RT. 29 STALKER OUT THERE
    Insidenova.com: "It has been 15 years since Alicia Showalter Reynolds vanished along U.S. 29 in Culpeper on her way to meet her mom for shopping in Charlottesville. The 25-year-old never made her date to shop for dresses for her twin brother’s wedding. Her body was found two months later at a remote logging camp in Lignum."

    INNOCENT MAN
    Fairfax Times: "One man was innocent. Another was guilty. Guilty of spying for the Russians, of treason and espionage -- of being a "mole" deep inside America's counterintelligence force for years, and for selling out his country for cash.  One man worked for the CIA, the other for the FBI. Both appeared to be devout Roman Catholics. And both lived on the same street in Vienna for several years."