The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:
DAY LABOR CENTER IN CENTREVILLE?
The Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) continues to investigate the possibility of a worker center in Centreville for the local day laborers. Now the members are discussing the finer points of what it should offer and how it should operate.
A.J. Dwoskin, who owns most of the Centreville Square Shopping Center, has said he’d provide a trailer for this purpose on property he owns, behind the shopping center. It would not only be a place where employers could go to hire workers, but could also serve as a center where the day laborers could receive English classes, as well as information about services available to them. (CentreView)
YEARBOOK CONFESSIONS PULLED?
Massaponax High School Principal Joe Rodkey is trying to have the school's yearbook reprinted to erase disturbing "confessions" and quotes full of sexual innuendoes in the original. "It's totally inappropriate for a high school yearbook," Rodkey said yesterday. "The students, the school and this community deserve a better yearbook than what I have." The principal said he had stopped distribution of this year's book, titled "Glances 2010, Truth Be Told," and is attempting to collect the copies that were distributed at an after-school party Friday. (Fredericksburg.com)
SPORTS FEE FIGHT
Charging students to play sports could have a negative impact on fundraising efforts for athletic programs in high schools, according to athletic booster club parents from across Fairfax County. The parents have banded together to fight the likely $100 fee for high school sports players, which is part of the proposed 2010-11 school year budget. The county School Board will vote Thursday on the plans. (Fairfax Times)
GET PAID TO BUCKLE UP
Some Prince George's County residents could make a buck for buckling their seat belts. County police say officers and safety advocates will distribute $1 bills to drivers and passengers who have their seat belts fastened on Wednesday starting at noon, near the Boulevard at the Capital Center in Largo. (AP/wtop.com)