Local Leads: 06/12/2009

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

Holocaust Museum Guards Identified

The security guards who returned fire when a white supremacist allegedly gunned down their colleague at the Holocaust museum Wednesday were a recently retired D.C. police officer and a former Marine, both of whom had worked at the museum only a few weeks. The former D.C. police officer is Harry Weeks, who retired from the force in February after 27 years. The second guard is Jason "Mac" McCuiston, 30, a former Marine who had worked as a police officer outside Atlanta before returning to the Washington area and taking the job at the museum. (Washington Post)

Planners Will Meet Again on Wal-Mart

The Orange County Planning Commission questioned Wal-Mart representatives last night about a proposed Supercenter in the Wilderness battlefield area, but did not vote on the issue. Another meeting will be held on June 25 to continue the questions to Wal-Mart, its consultants and representatives of the historical preservation community. (Fredericksburg.com)

Chrysler Dearler Clears Inventory

"I'm trying to swing a deal on this last day," said Dale Robinson, after peeking in the window of a Dodge Journey. The crossover wagon's sticker price was slashed from $22,000 to $15,000 – a pretty good deal for a 2009 model. Robinson drove to the Pohanka Chrysler Dodge of Leesburg from his home in Herndon to catch a once-in-a-lifetime deal.  June 9 was the final day the Pohanka dealership – and the Dulles Jeep Kia Subaru down the road – could liquidate the new car inventory under a bankruptcy agreement with Chrysler. The two Leesburg Chrysler dealerships are the only in Loudoun. (Loudoun Times)

Man Charged With Counterfeiting

Hagerstown man was charged Thursday with manufacturing counterfeit money after Hagerstown Police Department officers and U.S. Secret Service agents executed a search warrant at his residence, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. John Robert Scott Jr., 33, of 306 S. Locust St., was charged with manufacturing of counterfeit United States currency with intent to defraud and knowingly possessing forged, counterfeited and altered United States currency with intent to defraud, Sgt. Paul Kifer said. (The Herald-Mail)

Teacher's Aid Saves Student

Hildy Conrad said she was surprised the training she received years ago as an X-ray technician at Fairfax Hospital came back to her in an emergency. But it did, and a 9-year-old girl is thankful. Conrad, an instructional assistant at West Gate Elementary School, probably saved Jennifer Portillo's life with the Heimlich maneuver during an Earth Day field trip to Osbourn Park High School. (InsideNova.com)

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