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Local Leads: 4/19/10

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    The deaths of two Spotsylvania County teenagers following a single-vehicle accident late Saturday night have devastated two high school communities. Massaponax High School junior Davon Terrell Carroll, who went by the name Terrell, and Spotsylvania High School junior Travis Dante Stewart died from injuries sustained in the crash. (Fredericksburg.com)

    It's 2 a.m. on a Saturday, and young people in various states of inebriation stream out of a Federal Hill bar. Some are so intoxicated they appear to be walking into a stiff wind, staggering and clutching friends for support. One woman tries to steady herself on the hood of a car, then slowly slides to the ground. (Baltimore Sun)

    Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington is set to stay open at least until July after an investor who hopes to buy the property put up $350,000 to keep it open. Owners at the track announced last week that the property would close its doors April 19 and lay off 200 employees because it did not have enough money to sustain itself pass that date. By late Monday, it looked as if the fate's track was sealed, after the track's supporters tried unsuccessfully to get the Maryland House of Delegates to intervene by introducing legislation that would give Rosecroft money. (Gazette)

    Developers seem to have found a new way to get their building projects through county rules that stand in the way: Fork over the funds to build a school. Twice this year the Board of Education has begun to strike such deals, netting free construction for Broadneck High School and a new type of charter school in west county, but also enabling development that's unwelcome by some who live nearby. (The Capital)

    Fairfax County transportation officials have submitted plans, including higher tolls for busy periods on the Dulles Toll Road, they say will keep traffic from exploding with the development of Tysons Corner.  Their recommendation centers around the passage between the Dulles Toll Road and Tysons Corner, where officials say traffic will double in 20 years if they don't make improvements to the already clogged connection. (Examiner)