Local Leads: 06/03/10

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    The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:
     
    MASSAPONAX YEARBOOKS CLEANED UP
    Mason Chandler picked up the second edition of his 2010 Massaponax High School yearbook yesterday. He hadn't been all that distressed about the first version, which was edited and shipped back to the printer last month, but he understood why some parents and school officials found it offensive. "It had a lot of things that were completely inappropriate," the senior said. Massaponax Principal Joe Rodkey began calling households asking students to bring the original year -- book back to school after a few copies went out May 14 during an after-school party. Complaints about the content started almost as soon as people began thumbing through the 350-page full-color book that sold for $70 in advance and $80 after an initial deadline passed. (Fredericksburg.com)  

    E-CHEATING
    With modern technologies, some students have discovered new cheating schemes -- using cell phone cameras, text messages and calculators -- but teachers in Fairfax County say they are on to it.  "I caught a kid last year, or the year before. The teacher had left a test answer key on her desk, and the kid walked up to get a Kleenex and took a picture [with a cell phone]," said Robinson Secondary School teacher Lisa Green, who serves as the coordinator for the school's International Baccalaureate Program. Other students, who were furious the cheater was getting a leg up, turned him in. "The kids see it, and they really resent that they've worked so hard and this kid has taken an advantage," Green said. (Fairfax Times)

    DISHWASHER RECALL
    Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, says the company, part of Whirlpool Corp., has received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element that led to fires and damage. (wtop.com)