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

    HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN
    The ad possessed a hopeful tone with a hint of desperation. "I am a Terp fanatic, but as a law student I am in the unfortunate position of not being able to afford tickets to Wednesday night's game against Duke," said the posting on Craigslist, the online classifieds site. "In exchange for tickets, I am willing to sign a contract that will guarantee a TBD number of billable hours of attorney services fully redeemable upon my passing of the Maryland bar. Please contact me as soon as possible." (Baltimore Sun)

    CUT YOUR GRASS... OR ELSE
    If you live in Spotsylvania and you're especially slack about mowing the lawn, the county could soon have something to say about it. The state Senate yesterday approved a bill that adds Spotsylvania County to the list of localities allowed to pass ordinances regarding grass cutting. Stafford County is already one of the counties on the list. (Fredericksburg.com)

    CALVERT CLIFFS 1 BACK ON LINE
    A Constellation Energy official says one reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland is back on line after an unexpected shutdown last month. Officials said melting snow on an electrical breaker at the Lusby plant caused a loss of power, which then triggered the second reactor to also shut down on Feb. 18. (AP/wtop.com)

    KITCHEN CLOSED FOR WILDLIFE
    For a hungry raccoon looking for an easy meal, the Fort Totten Metro station has been something of a smorgasbord. According to a recent wildlife assessment, the station has all the ingredients of a great grub site: accessible garbage cans and feeders with good intentions. (Washington Post)

    PORN SITES IN A SLUMP
    The adult-entertainment industry is in a tailspin, shattering the notion that it is one of the few recession-proof industries. The slump is especially stinging because technology — which helped adult-entertainment enterprises reap riches through innovations such as video streaming, webcameras and online payments — is contributing to the misery. (USAToday)