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Local Leads: 09/10/09

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    Local Leads: 09/10/09
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    A 3-month-old Spotsylvania boy died as the result of being shaken by his babysitter, police said.  Sheriff's First Sgt. Liz Scott said deputies went to 10008 Windridge Drive about noon Tuesday in response to a 911 call from a woman who said the infant she was babysitting was unresponsive.  The child, Elijah Lynch-Hobbs, was not breathing when Deputy Larry Dibella arrived. He and Sgt. Tim Bryner performed CPR on the baby until medical personnel got there. (Free Lance-Star)

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    More than 35 students have reported having flu-like symptoms in the last one and a half days and preparations to combat the spread of sickness are escalating, University officials said Wednesday. Are students afraid of swine flu? The Student Health Service reported it saw or screened 17 students with flu symptoms on Tuesday and an additional 20 students as of noon on Wednesday, said Sarah Baldassaro, assistant vice president for communications. (The Hatchet)

    The Leesburg Police Department has charged Justin Robert Schuback, 25, of Ashburn, with felony hit and run and DUI following this morning's fatal crash on Rt. 7.Police also identified the victim of the crash as Adam S. Katz, 26, of Ashburn. Katz was the front seat passenger in Schuback's Toyota sedan and he died at the scene after the car slammed into the rear of a dump truck around 1:40 a.m. (Leesburg Today)

    Frustrated that many shoppers won't even consider its cars, General Motors says starting Sunday, buyers of new GM models can bring them back within 60 days, no questions asked, and get back the price of the car. (USA Today)

    As if the Aug. 25 town hall meeting on health care at South Lakes High School wasn't controversial enough, a Fairfax County Public Schools security officer is getting a taste of Internet infamy as a video of him confronting a protester has caught the ire of people opposed to health care reform.  The video shows officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. telling a protester outside South Lakes High School that he can't display his protest sign on school property because it showed a picture of President Obama. Many protesters at the meeting held similar signs, which depicted President Barack Obama as The Joker from Batman and said "Organizing for National Socialist Health Care."  The video shows the protester continuing to question Cheeks, who responds that if the man puts the sign back up he will be charged with trespassing. "If I told you once to take it down, and you put it back up, then I can charge you with whatever I want to charge you with," the video shows Cheeks saying. But capturing the attention of people opposed to the government's plan to reform health care is an exchange in which the protester tells Cheeks, "This used to be America."
    (The Observer

    The United States Mint is planning a Shenandoah National Park quarter. The agency says it will issue the coin in 2014. The Shenandoah design will be the 22nd featured on coins issued as part of the agency’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program.