Local Leads: 5/26/11

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

    TRAVEL FLOODGATES OPEN
    Fredeircksburg.com: "The floodgates should open on highways and interstates as usual this Memorial Day weekend as AAA expects more than a million Virginians to take part in the opening of the summertime travel season.  But high gas prices and the stagnant economy will keep some from traveling at all. Those who do travel probably will be more frugal with their money this year."

    RESIDENTS PROTEST A/C NOISE

    Sun Gazette: "The new Terrorist Screening Center at 801 Follin Lane, S.E., maintains a pretty low public profile, but neighbors told the Town Council on May 23 that noise from the facility’s air-conditioning units makes it impossible for them to enjoy their properties. Ken Foley, who has lived on Mashie Drive, S.E., for more than 35 years, said he never had a problem with noise at the site until the building’s new air-conditioning system was turned on last July."

    BATTLEFIELD DEER HUNT?

    AP/wtop.com: "The National Park Service is wrapping up a series of public meetings about the problems caused by large numbers of white-tailed deer on three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia. The agency scheduled a public meeting Thursday at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. Similar meetings were held this week at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg and Manassas National Battlefield Park in northern Virginia."