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Local Leads: Metro Brawl and Haynesworth Passes Test

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    Metro says four people were hurt and three people were taken into custody after a fight at a transit station involving about 70 people.
    Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato says transit police got a report of a fight at the L'Enfant Plaza station about 11 p.m. Friday. She said four people were taken to area hospitals _ two adults and two juveniles. She said one of the adults was seriously injured, while the other three had minor injuries.  Asato said one adult and two juveniles were taken into custody.  Metro transit police are investigating.

    Determined to finally pass his conditioning test, Albert Haynesworth on Saturday reported to Redskins Park around 5:30 a.m. ready to work.  As he had done the first nine days of training camp, the Pro Bowler met with strength coach Ray Wright, who had Haynesworth's schedule planned for the morning, but the afternoon portion was not set, people familiar with the situation said. After four days of resting his knee and not even attempting the test, some in the organization expected Haynesworth to finally pass it Saturday morning.  The test, which Mike Shanahan mandated Haynesworth pass before he could participate in full practice, has been a hurdle for the defensive tackle, whose failure to complete the two, timed 300-yard shuttle runs in the allotted time had stirred frustration within the organization. But after an MRI exam Thursday on Haynesworth's sore knee revealed no structural damage and the two-time All-Pro was "flying" on a treadmill after the test, according to a source, there was a sense of optimism that Haynesworth would soon pass the test.

    For Emily Kosciulek, irritation is simply part of D.C. living.  The American University student said that while she likes Washington because of all the free museums, commuting can cause lots of headaches.  "The Metro bothers me," she said. "People aren't really that nice. I've seen some really rude things on the Metro."  Her view falls in line with a recent ranking by Sperling's Best Places, a research firm that analyzes data to rate cities based on different criteria. A new study, commissioned by Edge Shaving Gel, ranks the District as the third-most irritation-prone city.  According to researchers, irritating factors included level of overall traffic congestion, average heat index and rate of sleeplessness -- all areas where Washington ranks high.

    The University of Virginia now will ask its students if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime -- and they face a potential honor code violation if they are not truthful.  "We are now changing from a passive notification system to a more active notification system in which students will be asked to verify there have not been any arrests or convictions that they have failed to notify us about," U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan told reporters yesterday at the conclusion of her first week in office.  The policy change is in response to the May 3 slaying of U.Va. student Yeardley Love. Her ex-boyfriend, fellow U.Va. lacrosse player George Huguely, has been charged in her death.  Huguely had been arrested two ars earlier after a violent and drunken confrontation with a female police officer in Lexington. The officer said he threatened her life and had to be subdued with a Taser.