Local Leads: 5/24/11

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

    STATE TOP EARNERS
    Baltimore Sun: " If Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to make some real money when his second term ends, he might want to apply for work at the University System of Maryland. The great majority of the 1,346 workers who match or beat the governor's $150,000 annual salary, including the 15 highest earners, work for the university system, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of state employee salaries for 2010. Most of the exceptions are doctors with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a few judges and a scattering of others."

    AEROSOL ART
    Connection: " Billy Moore has brought crates of spray paint into downtown Herndon and is using his urban inspired art to decorate a large blank wall on Station Street. His style and craft have grown out of the fusion of the skate culture and graffiti. Contemporary art critics give so much credibility to this young art form, once dismissed as vandalism, that it’s now termed aerosol art. Aerosol art has emerged from the underground, where it literally began in New York City subways in the 1970s, to become a recognized art form that impacts contemporary art in America. Even the National Portrait Gallery recently exhibited aerosol art." 

    SHERWOOD FOREST IN DANGER
    Fredericksburg.com: " A historic house in southeastern Stafford County is at risk of being lost to neglect and development, Preservation Virginia said yesterday.  The nonprofit group, which says it is the nation's oldest statewide preservation organization, released its annual report on the commonwealth's most-endangered places, buildings and archaeological sites.  Sherwood Forest was built in 1810 on a tract that had been owned by Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother, until 1778. The building sits on a high bluff overlooking more than 800 acres of productive farmland. "