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

    SOY BEANS TO SOCCER
    Gazette: "For 31 years, Nick Maravell has cultivated organic seeds on land leased from the county school system, but a school board decision Tuesday will mean soccer fields soon could replace his soybean seeds.In a 5-2 vote, the board decided to lease the land to Montgomery County, which intends to work with sports organizations to build soccer fields on the 20-acre site on Brickyard Road south of Falls Road."

    FACEBOOK "STOP THE BOSSES"
    Frederick News Post: "Employers won't be able to demand access to their employees' Facebook accounts if a bill introduced this week by Sen. Ron Young gets approved by state lawmakers. Young, a Frederick Democrat, introduced a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit employers from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose user names or passwords for social media websites. It would also prevent them from threatening to take or taking disciplinary action against employees who refused to disclose the information."

    OCEAN CITY ASKS, "WOOD OR CONCRETE?"
    wtop.com: "An online poll about how best to refurbish Ocean City's boardwalk has drawn an overwhelming response. Officials say people in 2,000 cities and more than 25 countries filled out the questionnaire. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they favored keeping an all-wood surface for the boardwalk. That's also the most expensive option on the table. Fifteen percent of voters favored a concrete ribbon down the middle of the boardwalk, and 34 percent voted for a compromise option in which the concrete would be painted to look like wood."