Local Leads: 9/29/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Police Impersonator Sought

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

POLICE IMPERSONATOR SOUGHT
Fredericksburg police are looking for a man who pretended to be a law enforcement officer in an apparent effort to get close to a young college woman. City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said a 20-year-old University of Mary Washington student arrived at her home in the 600 block of Charlotte Street about 11:25 p.m. Monday. She noticed a man leaning against a street sign at the corner of Charlotte and Spotswood streets. After parking her vehicle, Bledsoe said, the woman saw the man walking toward her with his hands in the air. He held out a wallet and said he was with the police, then asked to see her identification. (Fredericksburg.com)

MANASSAS REGULATES SEX BUSINESSES
The Manassas City Council voted Monday night to retain outside legal advice on sexually-oriented business — dubbed SOBs in city paperwork. The goal of the resolution is to disperse any future sexually-oriented businesses to keep them apart to prevent “combat zones” or districts with a number of such businesses. (Insidenova.com)

MARRIAGES DOWN
Fewer Americans are married than at any time in recorded history, according to Census data released Tuesday.
Just 52 percent of adults 18 and older said they were married in 2009, compared with 57 percent in 2000. For the first time, the 46.3 percent of adults aged 25 to 34 who said they had never married outnumbered the 44.9 percent who were currently married. The recession was causing more adults to linger outside the church before walking down the aisle, experts said.
(Washington Examiner

CORK IT AND TAKE IT HOME
Takoma Park restaurant patrons may soon be able to take home a bottle of wine or beer from their favorite sit-down establishments. The Takoma Park City Council voted Monday to pass a resolution allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine for off-site consumption. However, the city still will not permit regular stores — such as the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op — from selling wine and beer. (Gazette)

HEMINGWAY'S CLOSING
In about a month the sun will set for Biana and Steve Arentz at Hemingway's. The iconic blue-and-yellow restaurant perched on the edge of the Eastern Shore next to the Bay Bridge is closing its doors after 20 years of business under the same owners.
"All good things have to come to an end," Biana said. "It's time to move on." She said the decision was for a mixture of reasons. (The Capital)

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