Local Leads:1/12/11

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011  |  Updated 10:45 AM EDT
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Local Leads: Seeing Red Over Purple Line

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

SOME SEE RED OVER PURPLE LINE
Baltimore Sun: " Ed Dabolt hopes any Purple Line station near his Hyattsville neighborhood will be modern and inviting. Chevy Chase residents want a bridge to allow children, joggers and cyclists to safely cross new tracks, and the University of Maryland is pushing for a train tunnel beneath its College Park campus."

ALCOHOL SALES UP
Gazette: "Alcohol sales have increased in Montgomery County since county-owned stores that sell liquor, beer and wine began operating on Sundays, officials said Monday. But the extra days are not necessarily the reason for the increase, said Gus Montes de Oca, chief of operations for the county's Department of Liquor Control."

YOUR CASH IS STILL GOOD
Insidenova.com: "Gov. Bob McDonnell says he can't support legislation to consider adopting an alternative currency to the dollar should the federal reserve system collapse. During a Tuesday morning appearance on radio station WNIS, McDonnell says the proposal offered by Republican Del. Bob Marshall violates the U.S. Constitution."

SOME UPSET WITH ADULT STORE IN LEESBURG
Loudoun Times: " An adult boutique on the corner of King and Market Streets is the new spot in Leesburg. Le Tache, or “the spot” in French, opened Jan. 5, with mannequins donning lingerie and hosiery in its window displays, attracting the eyes of downtown’s passersby. “I’m shocked this is open in Leesburg, it’s interesting,” said Leesburg resident Shannon Lewis-Jackson. Lewis-Jackson and her coworker, Sheree Sledd crossed the street from their jobs at the Loudoun County Courthouse to peruse Le Tache’s selection Tuesday afternoon. “I have something to do at lunch,” Lewis-Jackson said. "

PRIEST FIRED, SURFING PORN
Fairfax Times: "Two employees of Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax City, including a longtime priest, have been fired for surfing pornography on church computers, a church official said Friday. In addition, the priest has been suspended from his religious duties, according to an Anglican Bishop. The Rev. Marshall Brown, 57, who has served as a priest at the former Episcopal Church for more than a decade and was the associate rector of pastoral care, was let go Dec. 31 after church officials discovered he had been "accessing websites that could be considered as pornographic," according to Warren Thrasher, executive director for Truro."

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