Local Leads: 5/12/11

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    NEWSLETTERS

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

    TRANSIT REPORT
    Washington Examiner: "The Washington region may have one of the largest transit networks in the country, but a new report says that doesn't necessarily mean it offers the best connections for workers to get to their jobs.  Washington ranks 17th out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas nationwide in having its transit system connect workers to their jobs, according to a Brookings Institution report to be released Thursday. That puts it behind New York City and San Francisco but also more surprising places such as Honolulu, San Jose, Calif., and Salt Lake City. "These are not places that are well known for their transit, but what they do have is a compact footprint," said Alan Berube, a senior fellow who co-authored the report. "They're not as sprawling." 

    CYCLISTS DAMAGE GREENS

    Fredericksburg.com: "Some young bike riders Tuesday may have ticked off some golfers who are waiting to tee off at the Augustine Golf Club. Stafford Sheriff's spokesman Bill Kennedy said two or three juveniles caused significant damage by riding their bikes on the newly re-seeded greens. Kennedy said the bikers, who appeared to be between 12 and 15 years old, caused about $4,000 worth of damage and may have delayed the course's reopening by several weeks."

    HIGH-TECH SODA

    Frederick News Post: "Fast food -- at least the liquid portion of it -- has gone high-tech in Frederick.
    Customers at the Roy Rogers on the Golden Mile in Frederick can choose from 126 different beverages. The restaurant is the first in Frederick with a Coca-Cola Freestyle drink dispenser. Patrons see a touch screen showing logos of various brands. They can push one -- from Coke or Sprite or Dasani water or Vault. Then, more choices appear."