Local Leads: 4/28/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:11 PM EDT
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Local Leads: Boat Distress Call a Hoax

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

BOY SAVES BROTHER FROM KIDNAPPING
A 9-year-old Bristow boy thwarted a kidnapping attempt Monday and saved his 5-year-old brother from a man who grabbed the younger boy from behind, said.  Prince William spokeswoman Erika Hernandez. The brothers were running home from a friend’s house in the area of Noltland Drive near Lennice Way when a man with a small silver hoop earring on his right ear grabbed the 5-year-old about 5:30 p.m., Hernandez said. (Insidenova.com)

IT WAS A HOAX, LISTEN...
The distress call over marine band radio channel 16 was alarming: A male voice reported calmly that his 28-foot Sea Ray power boat "Susie Q," with three children on board, had lost power and was taking on water somewhere on Middle River. (Baltimore Sun)

GOLD MEDAL FOR BETHESDA BREW
Before he even thought about grabbing the malt, Geoff Lively whet his palate. A lot. Lively, head brewer at Bethesda's Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, recently grabbed gold in the Scottish-style ale category from the 2010 World Beer Cup — known in beer circles as the "Olympics of Beer" — held April 10 in Chicago by the Brewers Association. (Gazette)

SCHOOL UNIFORMS PROPOSED FOR ANNAPOLIS HIGH
Depending on who's speaking, school uniforms are either a cap on teens' creativity or the greatest idea to hit public schools since the chicken nugget lunch. Such was the range of opinion last night during a lively forum at Annapolis High School, which is thinking about mandating uniforms next year. Teachers argued that the matching outfits would improve students' behavior and grades, while the students who attended were against it. (The Capital)

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