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Local Leads: 2/25/11

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    Washington Post: "Would you pay $1.45 to wait in this stop-and-go traffic? That's what would have been deducted from my E-ZPass as I drove under the toll gantry on the eastbound Intercounty Connector during the Thursday afternoon rush period, just before I reached the line of waiting vehicles you see in the photo above. They were all waiting to make turns onto Norbeck Road, at what is currently the eastern end of the connector. The Maryland Transportation Authority isn't charging yet. The highway is free till March 7. So there's time to make some adjustments before people really get steamed, or just avoid the new road altogether." 

    The Capital: "Gerard Buckley considers himself an honest man, but while nursing a beer at a downtown bar yesterday and thumbing through a ring of someone's lost keys, he contemplated mischief. Gerard Buckley, a patron of McGarvey’s Saloon, waves a set of keys he found Wednesday in one of the meters at City Dock. It was lucky that Buckley returned them to the city, as the keys could open every city-operated meter in town. Just moments earlier, Buckley had driven downtown for lunch. He parked in a City Dock lot and shuffled over to an electronic pay-and-display meter to make his due diligence."

    Gazette: " Tracy Wiggs, 48, says he has healthy feet and hands. And he didn't need any extra work done — no polish, no wax. He went into a Fort Washington salon on Nov. 23 seeking a regular buff-up on his worn hands and size-8 feet. So Wiggs was surprised when TT&C Nails charged him $35, a price $5 more than the advertised price for women."