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By Charlie Bragale
|  Thursday, Jul 7, 2011  |  Updated 12:00 PM EDT
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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

BUSINESSES WORRIED
The Captial: "Just about daily, customers from Annapolis and points west stop in John Oertly's Kent Island outdoors store, stocking up on bait, fishing supplies and hunting gear. But he's sure a good chunk of them will stop doing that if the Maryland Transportation Authority follows through on plans to raise the Bay Bridge toll to $8 within two years.

YACKER TRACKER
Gazette: "Wheels on carts squeak. Nurses, doctors and staff chat. And units in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda can get loud. “This all affects the quality of the patients’ experience by making it less comfortable to rest,” said Barbara Jacobs, the hospital’s senior director of nursing operations.  But hospital officials have found a cure for high noise levels that can disrupt the hospital environment the Yacker Tracker."

HELP TUNE INN

wtop.com: " The fire that shut down "The Tune Inn" hasn't stopped the popular Capitol Hill institution from taking care of its employees.  Owner Lisa Nardelli plans to host a fundraiser to support the "tipped" staff left without a livelihood during the closure."

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