The Night Note: 1/11/11

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    VA LAWMAKER WANTS TO BAN GUNS FROM STATE CAPITOL
    WTOP: "It is not unusual to carry a gun in Virginia. But after the deadly shooting in Arizona that left a congresswoman in critical condition, one lawmaker will attempt to get guns banned in government buildings.

    Delegate Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, says he will introduce a bill that would ban guns from both the Capitol Building and the General Assembly Building where lawmakers have their offices."

    MAN TRAPPED IN GRAIN TANK RESCUED
    930 WFMD: "About 15 pieces of apparatus were dispatched to Southern States on West Elizabeth Street in Woodsboro Tuesday afternoon for a confined space rescue operation.

    Frederick County Fire and Rescue says an individual was trapped in a grain tank.  That person was removed from the tank, and flown to Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter.    The extent of injuries is not known.

    An area resident says this person was up to his neck in shelled corn.  It's uncertain how this person got into the grain tank."

    FAIRFAX SCHOOLS EMPLOYEES MAY SEE PAY BUMP
    Fairfax Times: "The Fairfax County Public Schools system is moving forward with plans to give school employees a 4.3 percent pay bump.

    Superintendent Jack D. Dale highlighted plans to prioritize employee compensation Thursday night during his presentation of the 2012-13 school year budget. In his proposal, which totals $2.2 billion, the superintendent dedicated $35.8 million for a 2 percent market scale adjustment in compensation for employees, while restoring step increases for educators through an additional $40.2 million."

    OFFICIALS STILL UNSURE OF ICC OPENING DATE
    Gazette.net:"State officials still do not have a date nailed down for the opening of the first segment of the Intercounty Connector, but say that work on the east-west toll road is nearly complete and that they have been monitoring the progress on a daily basis.

    The State Highway Administration announced early last month that the initial portion would open early this year — not last year as had been planned — and did not rule out this month as a possibility."