Local Leads: 5/5/11

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

Washington Examiner: "Tolls on the Dulles Toll Road could climb from $2 to as much as $19.25 each way by 2040 to pay off the construction of the Dulles Rail extension, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday.  But financial consultants to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said those rates could be as much as 30 percent lower if the project can obtain a special federal loan that has lower interest rates than the bond market."

Baltimore Sun: "A 13-story structure pitched as Baltimore's Eiffel Tower and a 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel could rewrite the skyline of downtown Baltimore if either is approved by city officials for the Inner Harbor waterfront. The city and the Baltimore Development Corp., its quasi-public development arm, released details this week of nine proposals received last month from companies in the United States and Europe. One or more of the proposed attractions could be installed as part of a city plan to provide family-friendly entertainment along the downtown waterfront."

Loudoun Times: "Purcellville has welcomed a larger Rite Aid store on Main Street. The store model, “Customer World,” is a new breed of Rite Aid that offers wider aisles, more merchandise and a pharmacy with television for customers waiting for prescriptions.  The new store, relocated from the area near Purcellville’s Bloom, is now located off the Loudoun Valley Shopping Center on Main Street. The new store, at 14,000 square feet, doubles the previous store’s approximately 7,000 square feet of shopping space. This is the first Rite Aid Customer World in Loudoun County." 

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