Local Leads: 6/2/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Casinos in Gettysburg

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

GETTYSBURG CASINOS?
A proposal before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board would convert the Eisenhower Inn and Convention Center on Emmitsburg Road in Cumberland Township into a hotel and resort housing 600 slot machines and 50 table games. Proponents claim the Mason-Dixon Resort and Casino will bring jobs and tax revenue to Adams County, but an opposition group boasting several thousand members said the casino will harm heritage tourism and desecrate what many consider the most significant battleground in U.S. history. (Frederick News Post)   

JONES POINT PARK CLOSED
Jones Point could be closed for two years while the Virginia Department of Transportation manages construction of a new park at the 65-acre site. City Council members said they would like to look into moving the fences around in a way that might allow some of the park to be open while other parts are closed. According to a plan now being considered by council members, the bidders would be given a timetable of when they could carry out certain portions of the project ensuring that some part of the park would always be open to the public. (Alexandria Gazette Packet)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOL BUDGET
The county's school board members want to make one point clear: Although money is going to be tight next school year, the school system's financial struggles could have been a lot worse. On Tuesday, the county school board is scheduled to approve a $2.1 billion operating budget for fiscal 2011, which is $159 million less than the school system's initial proposal. If the board accepts the new proposal, school administrators next year will purchase fewer textbooks, use older school buses to transport students and defer purchasing some furniture, school board President Patricia B. O'Neill said. (Gazette)

WOMAN FINDS NAKED MAN IN HOTEL ROOM
A 19-year-old woman told police she may have been sexually assaulted inside her room at the Loews Annapolis Hotel early Monday morning.  Police were called to the hotel at 126 West St. just before 5 a.m. The victim told police she woke up and found a naked man she did not know in her room. (The Captal)

MOM'S BLACKBERRY PIE RANKED 4TH
Blackberry pie from the Leesburg bakery Mom’s Apple Pie ranked fourth in a nationwide taste test conducted by Southern Living Magazine last month. The magazine’s taste test, titled “The South’s Best Pies,” considered more than 70 pie varieties from Texas to Virginia, according to Southern Living’s website. (Loudoun Times)

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