Local Leads: 5/9/11

News you need to know

By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, May 9, 2011  |  Updated 11:17 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Local Leads: Human-Powered Helicopter

Getty Images

advertisement

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

FAIRFAX TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES
WAMU: "The Fairfax County Board is about to consider imposing transportation impact fees that would force developers to alleviate the traffic caused by new projects. But the idea doesn't have much traction. The Fairfax County Board is about to consider imposing transportation impact fees that would force developers to alleviate the traffic caused by new projects. But the idea doesn't have much traction."

HOUSING VALUES
Washington Business Journal : "Nationwide home values fell 3 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to real estate tracking company Zillow.com. Home values fell 1 percent between February and March and 8.2 percent compared to March 2010. The cumulative decline in home values since the market peak is now 29.5 percent."

HUMAN-POWERED HELICOPTER
Washington Post: " With their eyes on a $250,000 prize, members of a University of Maryland team are preparing for this week’s first test flight of their human-powered helicopter. “Everyone is excited,” said senior research scientist V.T. Nagaraj, an adviser to the team of 50 graduate and undergraduate students at Maryland’s engineering school. A product of two years’ effort, their copter is powered by hand- as well as foot-pedaling and features special carbon fiber construction and longer rotor blades than a regular helicopter."

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out