Local Leads:8/6/10

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WaterWorks Waterpark was vandalized for the second time in a week Wednesday night. Vandals broke into the water park at Andrew Leitch Park in Dale City, sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday and threw chairs and lifeguard stands into the pool,  Prince William County police spokesman Jonathan Perok said. Police believe the incident is related to a vandalism that happened at the park at 5301 Dale Blvd.,  between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Georgetown University Hospital has shut down a lab that performs genetic analysis for breast cancer patients and has had 249 women's tissue samples independently retested while federal health officials investigate procedures at the lab. Hospital officials said the process ultimately identified two women who had been falsely told they did not have a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, known as HER2 positive. (Washington Post)  

In Prince William County, 13 percent of people arrested on drunken driving charges last year were illegal immigrants, according to police statistics. Such arrests have been in the spotlight this week, after an illegal alien was charged in a drunken driving crash in the county Sunday that killed a Benedictine nun and seriously injured two others. Carlos A. Martinelly Montano, 23, was charged with drunken driving, involuntary manslaughter and felony driving on a revoked license. He had two previous DUI convictions and had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but was released pending a deportation hearing.
(Washington Examiner)

On the eve of her practice debut as a female head coach of a high school team, Natalie Randolph put a black visor over her dreadlocks and got a close-up look at the big time on the sidelines Thursday at Washington Redskins training camp. Randolph was as much interested in tips on how to deal with the nonstop attention she's received since March 12, when she was put in charge of the Coolidge Colts at Coolidge Senior High School in Washington, D.C. She is believed to be the nation's only female head coach of a high school varsity football team.Randolph had hoped the fascination over her unique status would have died down by now, but she said it "hasn't let up at all" and will only intensify when practice begins Friday. The school has tried to help her out with a blanket refusal for interview requests, but the doubts and the chatter about the new coach manifest themselves in other ways.   (wtop.com)   

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