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

    TEENS WARNED ABOUT POURING VODKA IN EYES
    Drug prevention advocates are warning Maryland police and schools to caution students against pouring vodka in their eyes as graduationand Beach Week approach. "Younger teens who are the high school drinkers are the ones who are going to end up trying to do this," said Mike Gimbel, Baltimore County's drug "czar" for 30 years and now president of a substance abuse consulting firm in Maryland. "They are going to go to Ocean City, and some of these idiots are going to do it and make themselves blind. (Washington Examiner)

    BIGFOOT IN SPOTSYLVANIA
    Hunting for the elusive Sasquatch is difficult enough, but rain makes it even harder. Billy Willard, 41, the director of the Manassas-based Sasquatch Watch of Virginia, said the din of rain makes it impossible to hear anything else.
    And the rain keeps animals -- even Bigfoots -- under shelter. (Fredericksburg.com)

    BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
    These days, it's hard to know whether you should open the door when you hear someone knocking. People often knock for legitimate reasons: they're salesmen, Census takers, neighbors. But sometimes, people pose as contractors or salesmen to take advantage of you, to get into your home or to get you to pay for work they fail to do. (The Capital)

    LOCALS NAMED HOTTEST HUSBANDS
    They were hot enough to make the finals but not quite the hottest in Redbook magazine's "America's Hottest Husbands" contest.
    Michael Kennedy, 45, of Frederick , is the first runner-up to winner Ray Sorensen, 30, a graphic designer and painter from Greenfield, Iowa. John McGaha, 40, of New Market , is also among the five runners-up, according to a magazine spokeswoman. The June issue and related story hits newsstands today. (Frederick News Post