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Local Leads: Measles Exposure, DC Food Fight

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    Local Leads: Measles Exposure, DC Food Fight
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    People in Reagan National's Terminal C may have been exposed to measles Thursday morning, according to Arlington health officials.   Someone with the illness was in the terminal between 8:45 am. and 12:30 p.m., Thursday. People at risk for infection who were on the plane have already been notified. Arlington County Public Health says they are acting out of an abundance of caution.
    Most people have been vaccinated for measles, but the agency recommends that you call your doctor if you notice any symptoms of the disease, if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.   Measles is a highly contagious illness that is spread through coughing, sneezing, and contact with secretions from the nose, mouth, and throat of an infected individual.

    The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado passed through the Lake Shore neighborhood east of Pasadena in Anne Arundel County during Thursday's storm.  Officials at the National Weather Service said the tornado reached maximum winds of 80 mph, with a path as wide as 200 yards and as wide as one mile long, passing within a half mile of Chesapeake High, Chesapeake Middle and Bodkin Elementary schools.  The tornado formed at about 9:46 p.m. over Cornfield Creek, knocking a sailboat on its side and then moving toward Milburn Circle in Lake Shore, where it knocked down several trees.

    More than eight years after a Frederick County Sheriff's Office deputy was struck while conducting a routine traffic stop, drivers in Maryland could be fined as much as $110 if they fail to change lanes or slow down for a parked emergency vehicle in the road, Maryland State Police said.   If the violation contributes to a crash, the fine is $150 and three points on the person's driving record, police said.  The new "move over" law, which took effect Oct. 1, extends to bicyclists and anyone riding a motor scooter or electric mobility device on the shoulder of a road. Drivers passing within 3 feet of them could get an $80 fine and one point on their driving record. The penalty is $120 and three points if the violation contributes to a crash.

    One half of a publicity-hungry Warren County couple is apparently suffering additional money woes.  America's Polo Cup Inc., of 440 Scenic Overlook Drive, Front Royal, filed for Chapter 7 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Sept. 13, according to online court records.
    Its president is listed in the petition as Tareq Salahi, who, along with his wife, Michaele, made global headlines when they allegedly crashed a White House state dinner last November.  More recently, Mrs. Salahi has been starring in the Bravo network's "Real Housewives of D.C."  The bankruptcy petition says that America's Polo Cup grossed $430,715 in 2008, $480,068 in 2009, and slightly more than $50,000 this year from polo events

    It took two or three years before Arianne Bennett felt as if she was on solid ground, but her Amsterdam Falafelshop finally emerged as a popular snack stop for late-night partyers in Adams Morgan. She was able to pay off loans and even began a drive to franchise her concept.  Then one Friday night in late August, Bennett got a call. A neighbor and fellow restaurateur warned her that they had some unexpected company: a food truck selling nothing but french fries had pulled up about 200 feet from Bennett's place.
    "We're known for our french fries," Bennett said. Whoever owned that truck was breaking the rules as she understood them. "There is no etiquette. They don't get it."   For years, the District has sought to diversify its street-food scene, and rules proposed by city regulators in June were designed expressly to attract unique vendors like Fry Captain, the truck that parked near Bennett's shop.