Local Leads: 5/25/2011

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, May 25, 2011  |  Updated 1:07 PM EDT
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Local Leads: 3-Foot-11 Fugitive and Quieter Vienna

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

"TINY TERROR" PLEADS GUILTY
Washington Examiner: "A man who gained notoriety as a 3-foot-11 fugitive from a murder charge has pleaded guilty to gunning down a man in Silver Spring.  Henry Chavez, 29, admitted Tuesday that he shot Hamington Luis Ravanales Orozco three times in the head last May. Chavez pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to first-degree murder and now faces decades in prison. Authorities said Chavez attacked Orozco outside a home on the 10100 block of Georgia Avenue on the evening of May 27, 2010."

RESIDENTS UPSET OVER PARKING

Baltimore Sun: "Residents near Arundel Mills mall say they rely on Joe Cannon Stadium and its surrounding park for outdoor recreation, and some complain that their access has been limited by workers and contractors using the area for parking as mall spots are consumed by the construction of a massive casino. Last weekend, the area was rendered inaccessible because it was jam-packed with cars — both on the paved parking area and on the grass, said Wayne Dixon, president of the Harmans Community Association. He believes mall parking affected adjacent Matthewson Harmans Community Park as well."

SHHHH, IN VIENNA

Sun Gazette: "Still divided and getting grief from both sides of the argument, the Vienna Town Council voted 5-2 on May 23 to support a new version of its proposed noise ordinance. “I must say that this seemingly innocent little proposal has generated probably more e-mails and conversations than anything we’ve done in a long time,” said Mayor M. Jane Seeman, before yet another gaggle of residents expressed themselves on the issue. The Town Council still must advertise the ordinance and formally adopt it, and members still may make changes, said Town Attorney Steven Briglia."

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