Local Leads: 8/31/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Farmers' Almanac Says Milder Winter

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

MOTHER ASKED TO "COVER UP"
A woman who breastfed her baby at a local Panera Bread restaurant last week was improperly asked to "cover up," according to a letter her husband wrote to the company. Lena Mayes and Karsten Bartels were moving from Annapolis to Pittsburgh when the couple stopped to have dinner at Panera Bread on Urbana Pike at about 6 p.m. Thursday. The couple are both physicians.
(Frederick News Post)

ALEXANDRIA HAS TOO MANY RESTAURANTS!?!
Is lower King Street reaching a critical mass of surf and turf? That’s a question that’s been on the agenda of the Old Town Civic Association for months, with the organization’s leaders expressing a concern that the City Council’s approval of new restaurants could have a detrimental influence on the city’s economy by creating an imbalance between retailers and restaurants. (Alexandria Gazette Packet)

FARMERS' ALMANAC, "LESS SEVERE WINTER"
When told of the Farmers’ Almanac prediction for a milder winter this year, Manassas Park Public Works Director Kathy Gammell exclaimed, “oh good!” Like the entire Northern Virginia area, Manassas Park was slammed with uncharacteristically large amounts of snowfall. This forced the city of 11,000-plus to spend $370,000 on contractors for the back-to-back blizzards in February. (Insidenova.com)

NIGHTLIFE IN LOUDOUN
This, of course, depends on your definition of a fun night out. But if a young adult is hoping to scout out a bar that rivals the kind near the college they went to, that person, more often than not, is better suited elsewhere. Most twentysomethings looking for that perfect night out may trek as close as Reston or as far as Washington D.C., but rarely is it said that a new Loudoun bar is all the rage. (Loudoununi.com)

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