Local Leads: 11/3/10

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The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

The Capital: "The casino debate may have finally ended. Voters endorsed the state's largest and most lucrative casino for the Arundel Mills mall yesterday, and 4,750-slot machine gambling emporium could arrive as soon as The Cordish Cos. can erect a temporary tent to house it. "I'm going to try like the devil to do it, but it's not a hundred percent sure that I can," company president David Cordish said. "I've got to figure how to build a world-class permanent structure at the same time I'm building the temporary one."

Bethesda Patch: "Friends and neighbors gathered in this quiet Bethesda neighborhood as an act of solidarity in the wake of Sue Ann Marcum's murder on Oct. 25. The candlelight vigil illuminated the grief and concern felt by those in attendance on Tuesday night."It shook me to the bottom of my boots," said Dot Proctor, a neighbor and 12-year resident. "You have a sense that this is a safe neighborhood. Nobody's protected – it's a loss of innocence."

Washington Examiner: "A 47-year-old man wearing a diaper was arrested for shouting profanities at children while trick-or-treating in Ocean City, Maryland State Police said. Joseph David DiVanna of Sarasota, Fla., was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct." 

Falls Church News Press: "Falls Church City officials announced today that Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s annual “Food for Fines” Week will kick off Monday, Nov. 8. The initiative, which runs through Saturday, Nov. 13, provides patrons the opportunity to help those in need by donating non-perishable groceries as payment for fines on overdue items. “Food for Fines is a great opportunity for patrons to clear their records of library fines by donating food for local community organizations that work with the City’s Housing and Human Services Division to provide aid to families in the Falls Church City area,” said F.C. Communications Direction Barbara Gordon."

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