Local Leads: 3/28/11

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

    COOKIE FINDER APP
    Baltimore Sun: "The little cookie queen held still as Scouting officials draped sashes across her shoulder, thrust not one but two heavy awards into her arms and nestled a glittering tiara into her curls. Abigail Bond, the top seller of Girl Scout cookies this year in the Baltimore region (1,619 boxes), attributed the triumph to her "smart cookie mind." But her computer certainly didn't hurt. The 8-year-old from Howard County was among thousands of area Scouts who, for the first time in nearly 100 years of old-fashioned cookie-selling, got a technological assist."

    DRINKING AND GAMBLING ON THE JOB
    The Capital: "Baltimore investigators have broken up what they're calling a regular "payday" gambling game in a city building after workers were caught drinking champagne and playing dice on the job. A tip alerted the city's inspector general, who sent agents to the Department of Transportation building Friday afternoon. Police were called and 13 workers were arrested. The suspects are described as relatively low-level employees in an events unit."

    FEES REFUNDED
    Fairfax Times: "In response to a Virginia Attorney General opinion, theFairfax County School Board voted Thursday night to refund Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam fees to students. The School Board had approved the test fees during its budget discussions last year as a way to cut costs. The estimated cost to refund the fees, school officials said, is $2 million."