Local Leads: Bieber Fever Hits Home

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Monday, Sep 6, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM EDT
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BIEBER-MANIA
Hours before showtime, 10-year-old Gabrielle Atienza peered through a chain-link fence at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, watching as thousands of Justin Bieber fans streamed onto the grassy racetrack infield. Try as she might, Gabrielle couldn't get tickets to last night's sold-out show -- the biggest in state fair history -- but she was going to get as close to the teen pop idol as she could, which was at least a football field away. Sporting a Bieber T-shirt, button, lanyard and the words "Justin" and "Bieber" written in magic marker on her cheeks, she and her sister had waited since mid-afternoon in a gap between two hedges at the far end of the infield. (Baltimore Sun)

SON OF RUSSIAN SPY NOT COMING BACK
Tim Foley, the GW student whose parents pleaded guilty to being part of a Russian spy ring earlier this summer, will not be returning to the university this fall, a University spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday afternoon. "At his request, Mr. Foley is no longer enrolled in classes for the fall 2010 semester and has been placed on a leave of absence for the semester," university spokeswoman Candace Smith said. (GW Hatchet)

"DIGITAL" GROUNDING
Not so long ago, teenagers in trouble got grounded. They lost their evenings out, maybe the keys to the family car. But lately the art of family discipline has begun to reflect our digital age. (Washington Post)

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT
The University of Virginia has rolled out its official iPhone app -- nicknamed "The Good Ol' App" -- to offer quick and easy access to a voluminous amount of content for students, alumni, faculty, staff, visitors and Cavalier sports fans.(wtop.com)

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