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                                            www.ConnectionNewspapers.com                  November 19-25, 2009 ❖ Volume XXIII, Number 46                       Springfield Connection ❖ November 19-25, 2009 ❖ 1
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                                                                                                                                Springfield Connection Editor Michael O’Connell



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Honoring Their Sacrifices                                                                                                                                                     Election
                                                                                                                                                                              Date Set
Robert E. Lee High
                                                                                                                                                                              GOP to choose
School dedicates
                                                                                                                                                                              Senate candidate
military banner
                                                                                                                                                                              On Dec. 1.
on Veterans Day.
                                                                                                                                                                                         he Republican Party will

                                                                                                                                                                              T




                                                                                                                                     Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
                      By Justin Fanizzi                                                                                                                                                  conduct a “firehouse pri-
                          The Connection                                                                                                                                                 mary” to select its nominee
                                                                                                                                                                              for the 37th State Senate seat on
            eterans Day at Robert E. Lee High                                                                                                                                 Dec. 1 at Centreville High School


V           School, like many other institu-
            tions and organizations, repre-
            sented a day of celebration and
tribute to the servicemen and women of the
nation’s armed forces. On this particular
                                                                                                                                                                              from 6-10 p.m. The Fairfax County
                                                                                                                                                                              Republican Committee had previ-
                                                                                                                                                                              ously said the primary would take
                                                                                                                                                                              place Nov. 21.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Current state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli
year, however, it also served as the culmi-                                                                                                                                   (R-37) won an election to become
nation of the school’s project to honor those                                                                                                                                 Virginia Attorney General in early
Veterans who mean the most to the school:                                                                                                                                     November and said he intends to
their friends and family.                                                                                                                                                     resign from his Senate seat Jan. 12.
   Art Teacher Giovanna DeSantis and Lee                                                                                                                                         Gov. Tim Kaine (D) has also set the
alumni dedicated a military banner at the                                                                                                                                     general special election — the Re-
school’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednes-        Giovanna DeSantis, Cmdr. Richard Yancey and Senior Vice Cmdr. Gary                                                           publican nominee, a Democratic
day, Nov. 11 in the school’s auditorium,         Kelch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7327 and Lou                                                                nominee and possibly some indepen-
which was attended by the student body,          Lipscomb, chaplain for Post 7327 and commander for American Le-                                                              dent candidates will run against each
several veterans and local officials. The ban-   gion Post 176.                                                                                                               other — for Jan. 12. The Virginia
ner, composed of pictures and a list of                                                                                                                                       General Assembly’s 2010 session be-
names, recognizes all the former students  the dream a reality because the banner is     serve in the armed forces, said that the idea                                        gins Jan. 13.
                                                                 here today,” said       came to her when she was speaking to                                                    Three Republicans are vying to
                                                                 DeSantis, at the cer-   former students who were serving in Iraq                                             replace Cuccinelli but it is not clear
“I had a dream and everyone in here                              emony. “When you
                                                                 look at this banner,
                                                                                         and Afghanistan. After the conversations,
                                                                                         she said, she was inspired to honor them,
                                                                                                                                                                              yet who the Democratic nominee for
                                                                                                                                                                              the empty senate seat will be.
made the dream a reality because the                             please remember the
                                                                 great caliber of
                                                                                         and thought that a banner was the best way.
                                                                                           DeSantis started work on the banner by
                                                                                                                                                                                 In the Republican firehouse pri-
                                                                                                                                                                              mary, voters will get to choose be-
banner is here today.”                                           people who served       asking all of the current servicemen to send                                         tween former Environmental Protec-
                                                                                                                                                                              tion Agency acting administrator
                                                                 our country.”           pictures of themselves and the faculty and
       — Giovanna DeSantis, art teacher, Lee High School           DeSantis’ dream       student body to do the same for any mili-                                            Marianne Horinko, former at-large
                                                                 took nearly six         tary members to which they are related.                                              Fairfax County School Board mem-
and their family members that have served months to realize, she said, though the idea   Then, faculty members Rick Priest and Paul                                           ber Steve Hunt and Greenspring re-
or are serving in the military.            was nearly a year in the making. DeSantis,                                                                                         tirement community’s executive di-
  “I had a dream and everyone in here made who had a father, brother and husband                           See Military, Page 17                                              rector Will Nance in the upcoming
                                                                                                                                                                              Republican primary.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Those want to vote in the
                                                                                                                                                                              “firehouse primary” will be required
                                                                                         Woman Wins Trip                                                                      to sign a Republican Party pledge.
                                                                                                                                                                              In other election pledges, voters
                                                                                         To Galápagos Islands                                                                 have typically been asked to state
                                                                                                                                                                              their allegiance to the Republican
                                                                                                 aren Juckett of Springfield was one                                          Party and intention to support the

                                                                                         K       of 25 lucky sweepstakes winners
                                                                                                 who recently returned from an ex-
                                                                                         clusive cruise with ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex
                                                                                                                                                                              Republican nominee, no matter who
                                                                                                                                                                              it is, in the general election.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Since voters are not allowed to
                                                                                         Trebek to the Galápagos Islands. Sweep-                                              register with a specific political party
                                                                                         stakes winners and their guests traveled                                             in Virginia, both Republicans and
                                                                                         aboard the National Geographic Endeavour                                             Democrats use such pledges to dis-
                                                                                         Oct. 16-25 for a 10-day voyage, touring one                                          courage “crossover voters” — people
                                                                                         of the most scientifically important and bio-                                        who are not aligned with their po-
                                                                                         logically interesting areas on Earth. Juckett                                        litical party — from taking part in
                                                                                         was selected from more than 2.5 million                                              primary contests.
                                                                                         entries received in the sweepstakes for a                                               As for Democratic candidates, Del.
                                                                                         chance to sail to the exotic locale. Juckett                                         Dave Marsden (D-41) said last week
                                                                                         traveled with her sister Sarah Juckett, a lead                                       he is seriously considering running
                                                                                         test engineer from Arlington.                                                        for the office.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Marsden’s delegate seat overlaps
                                                                                                                                                                              with the 37th Senate District in 10
Karen Juckett of Springfield and her sister Sarah Juckett of Arlington
get close to a giant tortoise of the Galápagos Islands.                                                                                                                                  See Election, Page 5

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       Week in Springfield                                                                News
     3 Robberies in Springfield
        Fairfax County Police are seeking the public’s help in iden-
     tifying numerous suspects involved in a series of three rob-
     beries that took place within a mile of each other in the
     Springfield area on Monday, Nov. 16.
        According to police, at approximately 7 p.m., four men
     wearing masks attempted to rob four men, ages 25, 29, 31
     and 41 who were talking outside a home in the 5900 block
     of Amelia St. The suspects approached the victims, one bran-
     dishing a handgun, and demanded money. Two victims
     struggled with two of the suspects, and one victim received
     a gunshot wound to the head and the other was injured,
     but not shot. The suspects then fled toward Floyd Avenue.
        The shooting victim was transported to Inova Fairfax Hos-
     pital and the other victim was transported to Inova
     Healthplex Franconia-Springfield, both with non life-threat-
     ening injuries. The other two victims fled and were not in-
     jured.
        Moments later, two additional robberies were reported in
     the 7000 block of Rhoden Court. In one case, two men, 24
     and 25, relinquished their wallets to three suspects, one of
     whom brandished a gun and demanded money. In the other,
     a 39-year-old woman was exiting her car when a man walked
     up, pointed a gun at her and demanded her purse. He
     grabbed it and fled in a vehicle waiting nearby.
        “Based on the location and timing [of the robberies] and
     the descriptions of the suspects, we do believe that the same
     suspects are involved in all three robberies,” Officer Tawny
     Wright said.                                                      Dr. Randy Lazear performing dentistry at the mission in Wise, Va.
        According to police, the suspects in the Rhoden Court cases
     were described as black, between the ages of 19 and 25.
     They were about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 165 pounds, with
     brown eyes and black hair. One had an afro hairstyle and
     two had short, curly hair.
                                                                       Long Distance House Call
        Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solv-
     ers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at
                                                                       Dr. Randy Lazear provides                              reading the article, Lazear signed onto the program,
                                                                                                                              and within months, found himself in an airplane han-
     www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your mes-
     sage to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-
                                                                       free dental care in rural                              gar in Wise with more than 2,000 people waiting in
                                                                                                                              line for his services.
     691-2131.                                                         Virginia each summer.                                     “The story in the flying magazine caught my atten-
                                                                                                                              tion,” said Lazear, who has also given free dental care
     Del. Mark Sickles (D-43) Joins                                                                     By Justin Fanizzi
                                                                                                                              to residents of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
                                                                                                                              “I was familiar with projects like it overseas and in
     House Caucus Leadership                                                                                The Connection South America, but they only did extractions. This
                                                                                                                              one caught my attention because they were using
        Del. Mark Sickles (D-43), who represents the Springfield
                                                                                  or 35 years, Dr. Randy Lazear has served mobile equipment to do fillings, which is my area of
     area in the Virginia House of Delegates, was recently elected
     secretary of the House Democratic Caucus for the 2010 leg-
     islative session. The other officers elected last weekend were:
     House Minority Leader, Del. Ward Armstrong (D-10); Cau-
     cus Chair, Del. Ken Plum (D-36); First Vice Chair, Del. Jen-
     nifer McClellan (D-71); Second Vice Chair, Del. David Englin
                                                                       F          the dental needs of Springfield residents, focus.”
                                                                                  forming lasting bonds and building a prac-     Each year, Lazear’s wife Vickie, a dental hygienist
                                                                                  tice that has seen multiple generations at his office, accompanies him on the trip to serve as
                                                                       come through its doors. For the last 10 years, how- an assistant. Lazear said that the family flies down in
                                                                       ever, he has broadened his reach, bringing his ex- their plane to the Wise airport and then camps out
                                                                       pertise to those who need it most.                     for the two days at the Wise County Fairgrounds,
     (D-45); Treasurer, Del. Jeion Ward (D-92); and Sergeant at
                                                                          Lazear has participated in Remote Area Medical where the free clinic operates. That way, he said, they
     Arms/Parliamentarian, Del. Rosalyn Dance (D-63).
                                                                       and the Virginia Dental                                                      do not have to travel to the site,
                                                                       Association’s Missions of Mercy                                              allowing them to serve as many
     Lynbrook Earns Award                                              project in Wise, Va. each summer
                                                                                                             “We feel like we’re
                                                                                                                                                    patients as possible.
       Lynbrook Elementary School received the 2009 Marine             for a decade, joining hundreds of                                               “It’s such a different experience
                                                                       other dentists to provide free den-                                          than doing dentistry in the office,”
     Corps Marathon Healthy School Awards, presented to the
     three schools with the most student participants in the           tal care to the impoverished and      making a small dent                    Vickie Lazear said. “It’s an adven-
                                                                       uninsured of southwestern Vir-                                               ture just to get there, and then we
     Healthy Kids Fun Run. The 1-mile run, which took place in
     the Pentagon North Parking lot on Oct. 24, hosted a record        ginia. In those 10 years, the Mis-
                                                                                                             in the problem.                        camp out for two days.”
     2,691 runners between the ages 6 to13 from 353 different          sions of Mercy projects have ac-
                                                                       counted for $8.2 million in free
                                                                                                             Nobody should have                        Both days, Randy Lazear starts
                                                                                                                                                    working at 6 a.m. and does not
     schools. Lynbrook, for the eighth consecutive year, was the
     overall leader in participation with 290 student runners.         health care, given to nearly 13,000
                                                                       patients.
                                                                                                             to live in pain.”                      stop until the clinic closes down
                                                                                                                                                    at 5 p.m., seeing one patient after
       The Marine Corps Marathon will present the award dur-                                                             — Dr. Randy Lazear another. The dentist said that the
     ing a school assembly with its partner, Washington FAMILY            “It’s something I look forward to
     Magazine, and the magazine will make a donation to the            every year,” Lazear said. “I’m help-                                         first year, he arrived at 6 a.m. to
     school’s physical education department.                           ing people who really need it, and there’s a sense of find more than 2,000 people lined up waiting to be
                                                                       belonging, being on the team that provides the ser- served. Upon entry, the patient goes through a tri-
                                                                       vice. There’s just a general good feeling down there.” age, where their dental issues are identified, and since
     H1N1 Mass Vaccination Clinic                                         Lazear, an avid pilot, joined the Missions of Mercy not enough time is available to fix every problem,
       The Fairfax County Health Department will operate a mass        team in 1999, when he spotted a story about re- the most serious problems are chosen for work. Then,
     vaccination clinic for the H1N1 virus Saturday, Nov. 21 from      mote medical care in North Carolina in an aviation the patient is escorted to one of the dentists and re-
                                                                       magazine. Though he had heard about programs like ceives the dental work.
                                                                       it before, this one introduced the concept of mobile      “It’s not a substitute for comprehensive dental care,
                                     See News Brief, Page 17           dental equipment, which allowed dentists to do more
                                                                       than just cleanings and extractions. Shortly after                                       See Dentist, Page 9
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   Though Cuccinelli had officially
turned a letter stating his inten-
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for similar statement from State
Sen. Ken Stolle (R-8), who was
elected sheriff in the Virginia
Beach area and is also leaving his
Senate position early.
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again. Kaine was waiting to obtain        Now $9.99       Now $6.99     Now $3.99                                                                                                                     Lutheran
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more specific information about
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when the machines could be                                                                 (Selected)                                                                                St. John’s Lutheran Church… 703-971-2210
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opened up and used again, said
Hickey.
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   Cuccinelli would like to have a
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candidate in place by the time the
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starts Jan. 13, he said.                 PATIOS, WALLS,      New Truckload TALAVERA                                                          Christian Science                       Springfield United Methodist...703-451-2375
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   But Hickey said the options were      SO MUCH MORE                                                                          Central Christian Church… 703-971-0277                Love International Church… 703-354-3608
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limited as to when he could sched-      Off-Season Pricing                                                                                                                           New World Unity Church… 703-690-7925
ule the election.                                                          Our                                                          Church of Jesus Christ
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   “We wanted to give the candi-
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ficult during the holiday season,”                                       Century
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said Hickey.                                                                                                                                                                       Harvester Presbyterian Church… 703-455-7800
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E           the Connection turns the pages of
            one entire issue over to the contri-
            butions of local students.
   We will feature artwork of many kinds, pho-
tography, poetry, opinions, short stories, reflec-
                                                                                                                                                                         Justin Fanizzi
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tions and more. Artwork can include paintings,                                                                                                                         Education & Politics
drawings or any media; photos of sculpture,                                                                                                                               703-778-9436
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are also encouraged.                                                                                                                                                    Ken Moore
                                                                                                                                                                      Courts & Projects
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schools, private schools and students who are                                                                                                                            Reed Albers
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from children from nursery schools through                                                                                                                               703-224-3014
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those preparing to graduate from high school.
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tire class, but individual submissions from any                                                                                                                   department between 9 a.m. and
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                                                                                                                                                                          Andrea Smith
                                                                                                                                                               Classified Advertising, 703-778-9411
Veterans Day                           World War I. However, since Ar-
                                       mistice Day in 1918 there have
                                                                              ones suffer in silence or out loud
                                                                              with the physical and mental pain
                                                                                                                           After Columbus went home,
                                                                                                                        embarrassed because he had got-
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                                                                                                                                                                        Barbara Parkinson
To the Editor:                         been numerous other wars in            of service and war. Most veterans         ten lost and thought he had dis-               Employment Advertising
   In the year 1918 on the 11th                                                                                                                                            703-778-9413
                                       which the United States has par-       old and young just fade away with-        covered India, a bunch of Europe-      classified@connectionnewspapers.com
hour of the 11th day of the 11th       ticipated. World War II required       out notice.                               ans came over and liked what they
month an armistice was reached         the greatest mobilization of sol-        In this world of war without end,       saw. They wanted some of this               Editor & Publisher
and went into effect between the       diers, sailors, marines, and airmen    remember this day was to be dedi-         paradise. So they thought how                   Mary Kimm
Entente Powers consisting of                                                                                                                                           703-778-9433
                                       in the history of the United States.   cated to the cause of world peace         could we get some of this land and     mkimm@connectionnewspapers.com
United Kingdom, France, the Rus-                      In that war, more       and to be celebrated and known            resources the natives have?
sian Empire, Belgium, Serbia,                                                                                                                                           Editor in Chief
                                                      than 62 million         as “Armistice Day.”                          The wise one of the group said,               Steven Mauren
Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan,       Letters people were killed                                                       “It’s easy. We make a treaty with              Managing Editors
Greece, Romania and the United                                                                                                                                  Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
                                                      most of whom were                      Anthony Teolis             them with a lot of nice words in                Kemal Kurspahic
States and the Central Powers,                        civilians. The Korea                           Treasurer          it, then when we get big and                     Photography:
consisting of the German Empire,                                                                                                                                  Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
                                       War, a few years later, claimed              Veterans For Peace, Delwin          strong with a large army, we will                Craig Sterbutzel
the Austrian-Hungarian Empire,         more than 3 million lives again             Anderson Memorial Chapter            just take what we want. We won’t                  Art/Design:
the Ottoman Empire and the King-                                                                                                                                 Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
                                       most of whom were civilians. The                                                 have to fight them while we’re              John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
dom of Bulgaria. This armistice
was to bring an end to more than
                                       Vietnam War killed 4 million
                                       people. The list of American par-      History Revisited                         weak and they’re strong. It’s
                                                                                                                        smarter and safer.” All the Euro-
                                                                                                                                                                           John Smith
                                                                                                                                                                     Production Manager:
                                                                                                                                                                            Jean Card
four years of war known as World       ticipation in war continues on         To the Editor:                            peans agreed with the wise one.
War I, the Great War and the War       through the invasions of Grenada,         In response to the letter from            That sounds so simple, and it did    CIRCULATION: 703-778-9427
to End All Wars. The armistice was     Panama, Iraq in 1991, Kosovo and       Alan Moore [“Revising History,”           work. The natives had always               Circulation Manager:
planned for several months in ad-                                             Connection, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2009],                                                         Ann Oliver
                                       up to today’s current occupations                                                made agreements with each other
vance of November 1918 and the         of Iraq and Afghanistan.               his professor was not entirely            by a handshake and the smoking
armies on both sides knew of its                                              wrong in saying that “Columbus                                                     CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
                                          After American forces fought in                                               of a pipe to show their honesty and                L.L.C.
existence. Yet the fighting contin-    Korea, Congress, at the urging of      murdered and oppressed Native             sincerity. Saved a lot of paperwork           Peter Labovitz
ued for vain attempts at last                                                 Americans.” But he did help start                                                        President/CEO
                                       veterans’ service organizations,                                                 and ink that way.
chances to secure glory, honor and     struck the word “armistice” and        the process. Consider this, when             The Europeans even wrote in                    Mary Kimm
reputations. Most attempts ended                                              Columbus arrived in the Carib-                                                    Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
                                       inserted “veterans.” On June 1,                                                  their Constitution that the presi-               703-778-9433
with a grave marker. Additionally,     1954, with legislative approval        bean islands, there were an esti-         dent could make treaties with the      mkimm@connectionnewspapers.com
while this official date to mark the   and President Eisenhower’s signa-      mated 30 million natives already          Indians, the Senate could approve                Jerry Vernon
end of the war reflects the cease-     ture, Nov. 11 became a day to          living happily here. They didn’t          it and that treaty would be the law          Executive Vice President
fire on the Western Front, hostili-                                           have a census count nor immigra-                                                 jvernon@connectionnewspapers.com
                                       honor all American veterans. For                                                 of the land and everyone, includ-
ties continued in other regions,       some veterans, Veterans Day is a       tion laws at that time. That was in       ing the states and all the courts in           Wesley DeBrosse
especially across the former Rus-                                             1492, right? Well, Alan, by the                                                             Controller
                                       day of celebration, patriotism, love                                             the land must recognize said treaty
sian Empire and in parts of the old    of country and willingness to serve    census count of the year 1920,            and be bound by it. Everyone re-                Debbie Funk
Ottoman Empire. This war to end                                               they numbered about 250,000                                                               National Sales
                                       and sacrifice for the common                                                     joiced.                                         703-778-9444
all wars killed more than 15 mil-      good. For other veterans, it is a      natives. I wonder where the rest             Then in 1787, when more land        debfunk@connectionnewspapers.com
lion people.                           day just like any other. Many vet-     of them went. I guarantee you they        was needed in the Northwest Ter
   Armistice Day would primarily       erans go to work on this day. Many     didn’t leave just because they
be a day to honor veterans of          other veterans and their loved         didn’t like the world’s first illegals.            See Letters, Page 13
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                                            “Bye Bye Birdie. 7 p.m. at Edison           Newington Forest Holiday Bazaar,               6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10        www.aventuraworldwide.com or
703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated
                                               High School, 5801 Franconia Road,          at Newington Forest Elementary,              advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-         www.patriotcenter.com.
announcements should be submitted at           Alexandria. $8 adults, $6 students.
least two weeks prior to the event.                                                       8001 Newington Forest Ave.,                  5940 or jaxxroxx.com.                   GMU Various Chamber Ensembles.
                                               703-924-8014 or                            Springfield. Havefamily portraits         “Meet Me in St. Louis.” 7:30 p.m., in         2 p.m. at the George Mason
                                               www.edisondrama.com.                       done by a professional photographer          the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson         University Harris Theater, 4400
THURSDAY, NOV 19
             .                              Aquila Theatre Company Presents               (www.provinepictures.com) for half           High School. Tickets are $10 at the        University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-
                                               “As You Like It.” 8 p.m. at George         the price of local studios, from 3:30-6      door and food and drinks will be sold      945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.
Workshop Jazz Band Concert. 8                  Mason University Center for the Arts,
   p.m. at the George Mason University                                                    p.m., then enjoy some holiday                at intermission. A pre-show             Birding for Beginners. 8-11 a.m.
                                               4400 University Drive, Fairfax.            shopping opportunities (6:30-8:30            performance of TJ Drama’s VTA              Huntley Meadows Park, 3701
   Harris Theater, 4400 University             Tickets $17-$34. Charge by phone at
   Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or                                                  p.m.) with community vendors, Kid’s          competition piece “The Idiot and the       Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Observe
                                               888-945-2468.                              Santa Shop and Bingo with prizes             Oddity” will be presented at no extra      the transition of the bird community
   www.gmu.edu/cfa.                            www.patriotcenter.com.
Turkey Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke                                                            from the vendors and gift cards for          charge. Thomas Jefferson High              as the summer breeding population
                                            Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall            your thanksgiving turkey.                    School for Science and Technology is       moves south and winter residents
   Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak              Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive,
   Road, Burke. Thanksgiving story                                                                                                     located at 6560 Braddock Road,             arrive. Reservations required. $6.
                                               Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us                                                     Alexandria.                                703-768-2525.
   time. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-          for stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-                .
                                                                                        SATURDAY/NOV 21
   1520.                                                                                                                            “The Lion, the Witch and the               Burke Civic Ballet presents “The
                                               971-0010.                                “Bye Bye Birdie. 7 p.m. at Edison              Wardrobe.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,           Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at
P Is for Pilgrims and Pumpkin Pie.          “Meet Me in St. Louis.” 7:30 p.m., in
   10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library,                                                        High School, 5801 Franconia Road,           at West Springfield High School,           the Ernst Community Cultural Center
                                               the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson          Alexandria. $8 adults, $6 students.         6100 Rolling Road, Springfield.            Theater, Northern Virginia
   6315 Backlick Road, Springfield.            High School for Science and
   Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with                                                    703-924-8014 or                             Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for      Community College Annandale
                                               Technology. Tickets are $10 at the          www.edisondrama.com.                        students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to       Campus. www.buffas.com.
   adult. 703-451-8055.                        door and food and drinks will be sold
Stories and Science. 4 p.m. John                                                        Annual Craft/Gift Fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.          www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/
                                               at intermission. A pre-show                 at Thomas Jefferson High School,            academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html
   Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill            performance of TJ Drama’s VTA                                                                                                              .
                                                                                                                                                                               TUESDAY/NOV 24
   Drive, Alexandria. Stories, activities                                                  6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.             to purchase tickets.
                                               competition piece “The Idiot and the        Proceeds benefit arts/crafts             Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.”              The Land of Nod. 6:30 p.m. Burke
   and an age-appropriate science              Oddity’”will be presented at no extra
   experiment. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-                                                    community and TJ Crew team.                 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary          Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak
                                               charge. Thomas Jefferson High               www.tjgiftshow.com or                       School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax.      Road, Burke. Sleepy stories. Age 13-
   971-0010.                                   School for Science and Technology is
“The Lion, the Witch and the                                                               tjgiftshow@gmail.com.                       Tickets are $10 and can be purchased      23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.
                                               located at 6560 Braddock Road,           GMU Saxophone Ensemble. 3 p.m.                 at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the      Acoustic Open Mic with Bob
   Wardrobe.” 7:30 p.m., at West               Alexandria.
   Springfield High School, 6100                                                           at the George Mason University              door. More information is on the          Gaynor of The Roadducks. 8
                                            “The Lion, the Witch and the                   Harris Theater, 4400 University             Web site, or call 703-426-2123.           p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling
   Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are      Wardrobe.” 7:30 p.m., at West
   $10 for adults and $5 for students.                                                     Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or    Burke Civic Ballet presents “The             Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or
                                               Springfield High School, 6100               www.gmu.edu/cfa.                            Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at         jaxxroxx.com.
   Call 703-913-3934 or go to                  Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are
   www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/                                                      Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, with               the Ernst Community Cultural Center
                                               $10 for adults and $5 for students.         Chu-Fang Huang, piano. 8 p.m. at            Theater, Northern Virginia
   academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html          Call 703-913-3934 or go to                                                                                                                   .
                                                                                                                                                                               WEDNESDAY/NOV 25
   to purchase tickets.                                                                    the George Mason University Concert         Community College Annandale
                                               www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/             Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.       Campus. www.buffas.com.                 Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m.
Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.”                  academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html
   7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary                                                        Tickets $25-$55. 888-945-2468 or                                                       Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds
                                               to purchase tickets.                        www.gmu.edu/cfa.                                                                       Oak Road, Burke. For girls age 9-11
   School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax.     Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.”                                                                     .
                                                                                                                                    SUNDAY/NOV 22
   Tickets are $10 and can be purchased                                                 PAWS to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton                                                              and their mothers. 703-249-1520.
                                               7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary            Library, 9520 Richmond Highway,          Aventura. 7 p.m., at The George Mason      Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m.
   at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the          School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax.
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                                               Tickets are $10 and can be purchased        dog. Call to register. Arrive early to     Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $98, $78 and       Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-
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                       People

Dentist Treats Patients in Rural Wise, Va.
From Page 4
                                                                                                                                                                                      “Working in conditions
   but we’re just trying to take care of im-
mediate needs,” Randy Lazear said.
                                                                                                                                                                                      that are less than ideal is
   The setup, Randy Lazear said, while very
organized, is still a challenge because it is
                                                                                                                                                                                      challenging.”
much different than working in a traditional                                                                                                                                                                — Dr. Randy Lazear
office. In addition to the rapid-fire nature
of the dental work, the equipment, since it                                                                                                                                           dentist at his father’s practice. “It was an




                                                                                                                                             Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
is all mobile, does not work as smoothly as                                                                                                                                           amazing site to see all of the people who
office equipment. He said that the equip-                                                                                                                                             were waiting in line all night and to see
ment turns off occasionally and needs to                                                                                                                                              everyone so thankful [for the work]. It re-
be fixed, and instead of a high-powered                                                                                                                                               ally was a heartwarming experience.”
dental light, they have to make due with                                                                                                                                                Though Michael Lazear has not joined his
extendable lights. At to that the fact that                                                                                                                                           parents on the trip in seven years, he said
the people receiving the care more often                                                                                                                                              that he plans to make the trip next sum-
than not have never received any dental                                                                                                                                               mer. In addition to the event in Wise, Randy
care, and the experience becomes quite                                                                                                                                                Lazear said that he will also be taking part
challenging at times.                                                                                                                                                                 in other Missions of Mercy dental clinics
   “Working in conditions that are less than                                                                                                                                          around the state, which take place through-
ideal is challenging,” Lazear said. “Every-                                                                                                                                           out the year in locations such as Grundy
thing is a little harder. The equipment some-                                                                                                                                         and Saluda. Attending as many missions as
times has problems, and when it rains, cords                                                                                                                                          possible is the goal, Randy Lazear said, as
and wires need to be covered up, but I’m                                                                                                                                              far too many people do not receive the den-
                                                  Dr. Randy Lazear with wife Vickie at their office in Springfield.
glad to be a part of it.”                                                                                                                                                             tal care they need.
   In addition to filling Randy Lazear and                                                                                                                                              “We feel like we’re making a small dent
his wife with pride and satisfaction from         at the time, would make the trip as well.        ating from college, Michael Lazear, citing                                         in the problem,” Randy Lazear said. “Do-
helping those in need, the missions have          Randy Lazear said that his son would serve       the Wise missions, decided to enroll in den-                                       ing a filling or two won’t solve all their prob-
also served to expand the dentist’s practice.     as an assistant with the patients and would      tal school and join the family business.                                           lems if they need a whole new set of teeth,
For the first few years that Randy Lazear         also help escort oral surgery patients around      “It was very instrumental in me going to                                         but we try to help them as best we can.
participated, his son Michael, in high school     the clinic after their treatment. After gradu-   dental school,” said Michael Lazear, now a                                         Nobody should have to live in pain.”




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                           Holiday Calendar
  The following holiday events are tak-      information, call 703-495-0001 or
ing place in locally during November and     visit www.workhousearts.org.
December.                                  26th Annual Interfaith
                                             Thanksgiving Service. Join
                                             members of Congregation Adat
             .
THURSDAY, NOV 19                             Reyim, Burke Presbyterian Church
Turkey Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke               and St. Mary of Sorrows Roman
   Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak            Catholic Church 7:30 p.m., at Burke
   Road, Burke. Thanksgiving story           Presbyterian, 5690 Oak Leather
   time. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-        Drive, Burke.
   1520.
P Is for Pilgrims and Pumpkin
                                                        .
                                           SATURDAY, NOV 28
   Pie. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd
   Library, 6315 Backlick Road,            A Chanticleer Christmas. 8 p.m. at
   Springfield. Stories and activities.       the George Mason University Concert
   Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.          Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.
                                              Tickets $24-$48. Pre-Performance
                                              discussion 45 minutes prior to the
          .
FRIDAY/NOV 20                                 performance. 888-945-2468 or
Newington Forest Holiday Bazaar,              www.gmu.edu/cfa.
  at Newington Forest Elementary,
  8001 Newington Forest Ave.,
                                           MONDAY/DEC. 1
  Springfield. Havefamily portraits
  done by a professional photographer      Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. and 7
  (www.provinepictures.com) for half          p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School,
  the price of local studios, from 3:30-      6540 Franconia Road, Springfield.
  6 p.m., then enjoy some holiday             Featuring holiday music and
  shopping opportunities (6:30-8:30           costumed characters from animated
  p.m.) with community vendors, Kid’s         movies and cartoons. Tickets $2.
  Santa Shop and Bingo with prizes            Reservations required for matinee.
  from the vendors and gift cards for         703-956-0447.
  your thanksgiving turkey.                West Springfield High School Tiny
                                              Tots Concert. 10 a.m. Familiar
                                              nursery and show tunes for 4-5 year
            .
SATURDAY/NOV 21                               olds. Some of their favorite costumed
Annual Craft/Gift Fair. 9 a.m.-4              characters will be there to add to the
  p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High               enjoyment. Tickets available at the
  School, 6560 Braddock Road,                 door. ladesio@verizon.net.
  Alexandria. Proceeds benefit arts/                                                       ‘Three Trees’ by Jane Ernst of Springfield
  crafts community and TJ Crew team.
                                           WEDNESDAY/DEC. 2
  www.tjgiftshow.com or
  tjgiftshow@gmail.com.
Burke Civic Ballet presents “The
                                           ‘A Christmas Carol’ opens at the Lazy
                                              Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 at
                                                                                           Springfield Artists at ‘Gifted – A Group Show’
  Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at           Furnace Road in Woodbridge. The
  the Ernst Community Cultural                show will run through Dec. 30, with                eventeen local artists are taking part in a ings, photography, fused glass, turned wood, bas-
  Center Theater, Northern Virginia
  Community College Annandale
  Campus. www.buffas.com.
The Jewish Community Center of
                                              matinees on selected dates. Call 703-
                                              494-6311 or visit
                                              www.lazysusan.com for showtimes
                                              and ticket prices.
                                           Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. at Robert
                                                                                          S      Holiday Open House Reception ketry, pottery, monotypes, encaustics, pastels,
                                                                                                 on Satur-day, Dec. 12, from 1-7
                                                                                          p.m., at the Artists’ Undertaking Gal-
                                                                                                                                                        eggshell carvings, jewelry and acrylic
                                                                                                                                    Holiday Gifts paintings. The gallery is open daily,
  Northern Virginia’s 29th                                                                lery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. A group                         Nov. 21-Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and
  Annual Fall Gala. 7:30 p.m. at              E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia
                                              Road, Springfield. Featuring holiday        show, entitled ‘Gifted,’ runs Dec. 8-Jan.                     Saturdays until 8 p.m. For gallery in-
  Westfields Marriott, 14750
  Conference Center Drive, Chantilly.         music and costumed characters from          4. The works of art include watercolors, etch- formation, visit www.theartistsundertaking.com.
  Casino night, art auction, dancing          animated movies and cartoons.
  and entertainment, dinner buffet            Tickets $2. Reservations required.
  stations, desserts and open bar.            703-956-0447.
  Tickets start at $180 per individual/    West Springfield High School Tiny             surrounding the station. Come enjoy      THURSDAY/DEC. 10                              shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joseph
  $360 per couple, sponsorships begin         Tots Concert. 10 a.m. Familiar             some hot chocolate and a                                                               and live animals as they reenact the
                                                                                                                                  Tiny Tots Holiday Concert. 10 a.m.,           night Jesus was born at Harvest
  at $550. Proceeds benefit the               nursery and show tunes for 4-5 year        gingerbread man while you admire
                                                                                                                                     12 p.m. and 7 p.m. at South County         Church, 7401 Beulah St.,
  JCCNV’s Special Needs program.              olds. Tickets available at the door.       the trains. Admission is $5 for adults
                                                                                                                                     Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook         Kingstowne. Performances are 7
  www.jccnv.org or Sara Moore, 703-           ladesio@verizon.net.                       and $1 for children. 703-425-9225.
                                                                                                                                     Road, Lorton. $3 per person. 571-332       p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hot
  537-3024 or SaraM@jccnv.org.                                                         Opera Recital: “Amahl and the
                                                                                                                                     5920 or redroc26@aol.com.                  chocolate and cookies will be
                                                                                         Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the
                                           FRIDAY/DEC. 4                                 Harris Theater, George Mason                                                           provided at each performance. Free.
          .
SUNDAY/NOV 22                              Opera Recital: “Amahl and the                 University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase    FRIDAY/DEC. 11                                Call 703-971-7070 or check out
Northern Virginia Mineral Club               Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the             tickets at tickets.com or at 888-945-                                                  www. harvestchurchag.org for more
                                                                                                                                  Pianist George Winston’s “The                 information.
  18th Annual Gem, Mineral and               Harris Theater, George Mason                2468.
                                                                                                                                     Winter Show.” 8 p.m. at George
  Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the         University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase
                                                                                                                                     Mason University Center for the Arts
  Student Union II Building, George          tickets at tickets.com or at 888-945-
                                             2468.                                     SUNDAY/DEC. 6                                 Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive,    SATURDAY/DEC. 12
  Mason University, Fairfax.                                                                                                         Fairfax. Adults $21-$42. Youth
  Sponsored by GMU’s Department of                                                     20th Annual Model Train Display.                                                      Breakfast with Santa. 9 a.m. at West
                                                                                                                                     through grade 12, half price when          Springfield High School, 6100
  Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth                                                         12-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station
                                           SATURDAY/DEC. 5                                                                           accompanied by an adult. Charge by         Rolling Road, Springfield.
  Sciences. $4 for adults, $3 for senior                                                 Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax
                                           Welcome the Holidays in Historic                                                          phone at 888-945-2468 or                   Continental buffet breakfast with
  citizens and age 13-18. Age 12 and                                                     Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many
                                             Clifton. Holiday Horseback Parade                                                       www.gmu.edu/cfa.                           Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets are
  under, Scouts in uniform and GMU                                                       different gauge model trains will be
                                             and Contest, 2-2:30 p.m.; visit shops                                                   www.georgewinston.com.                     $8.50 at www.wshschorus.org.
  students with ID free. Over 20 gem,                                                    running in the main building,
                                             in Historic Town of Clifton and take                                                 Plantation Christmas. 6-9:30 p.m.          Canadian Brass: A Canadian Brass
  mineral and fossil dealers with                                                        caboose and on the grounds
                                             photos with Santa, 2:30-4:30 p.m.;                                                      Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sip        Christmas. 8 p.m., at the George
  specimens for sale, demonstrations,                                                    surrounding the station. Come enjoy
                                             Town of Clifton Candlelight Homes                                                       warm cider by the bonfire, and             Mason University Concert Hall,
  exhibits, door prizes and a silent                                                     some hot chocolate and a
                                             Tour, featuring live music and                                                          sample period recipes in the hearth        Fairfax. Pre-performance discussion
  auction. Children’s area with                                                          gingerbread man while you admire
                                             strolling Dickens Carolers, 4:30-7:30                                                   kitchen at Gunston Hall. Enjoy live        7:15 p.m. Tickets: $48, $40, $24.
  mineral related activities, quizzes                                                    the trains. Admission is $5 for adults
                                             p.m.; Caroling, refreshments and                                                        holiday music, candlelight mansion         Purchase tickets at tickets.com
  and puzzles, mini-mines and a                                                          and $1 for children. 703-425-9225.
                                             Christmas Tree Lighting in Ayre                                                         tours, and costumed characters          Plantation Christmas and Yuletide
  Miocene fossil dig.                                                                  Christmas Market. Ravensworth
                                             Square, 7:30-8 p.m. Tickets before                                                      engaged in seasonal merriment.             Dinner. 6-9:30 p.m., at Gunston
  rockcllctr@aol.com.                                                                    Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth
                                             Dec. 5: $20 for adults; $5 for                                                          Admission to “Plantation Christmas”        Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason
Burke Civic Ballet presents “The                                                         Road, Annandale, will sponsor a
                                             children under 12; after Dec. 5, $25                                                    is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 6-18,       Neck. See Dec. 11 listing for details.
  Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at                                                      Christmas Market on 9:30-10:45 a.m.
                                             for adults; $10 for children under 12.                                                  and $2 for ages 2-5. Reservations are   Living Nativity. See the angels,
  the Ernst Community Cultural                                                           Honor loved ones with a gift that will
                                             Purchase tickets at Clifton Café,                                                       not required.                              shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joseph
  Center Theater, Northern Virginia                                                      benefit local or international
                                             Cottage Art, T&K Treasures and a                                                     Plantation Christmas Yuletide                 and live animals as they reenact the
  Community College Annandale                                                            charitable organizations. 703-941-
                                             Flower Blooms in Clifton; Picket                                                        Dinner. This delicious meal features       night Jesus was born at Harvest
  Campus. www.buffas.com.                                                                4113; www.rbc-va.org.
                                             Fence in Burke and Banner’s in                                                          a generous selection of traditional        Church, 7401 Beulah St.,
                                             Centreville. For more, e-mail Jennifer                                                  fare and includes admission to             Kingstowne. Performances are 7
             .
WEDNESDAY/NOV 25                             Chesley at townofclifton@aol.com or       WEDNESDAY/DEC. 9                              Plantation Christmas at Gunston            p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hot
                                             Lynne Garvey Hodge,                                                                     Hall. The Yuletide Dinner is $49.95        chocolate and cookies will be
Workhouse Works Show. The                                                              DC101 Festivus with Weezer,
                                             lghassoc@erols.com.                                                                     for adults and ages 11 and older,          provided at each performance. Free.
  Workhouse Works Show will feature                                                      Jack’s Mannequin and Motion
                                           20th Annual Model Train Display.                                                          $24.95 for ages 6-10, and $9.95 for        Call 703-971-7070 or check out
  original works of art no larger than 8                                                 City Soundtrack. 7 p.m. at the
                                             10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station                                                  ages 2-5. Call 703/550-9220 for            www. harvestchurchag.org.
  x 10 created especially for this                                                       George Mason University Patriot
                                             Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax                                                          reservations. Gunston Hall is located
  exhibition by Workhouse Artists. The                                                   Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.
                                             Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many                                                     at 10709 Gunston Road, Mason
  exhibition, which runs through Dec.                                                    $49.50. Tickets are available at
                                             different gauge model trains will be        www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-
                                                                                                                                     Neck. For information, call 703-550-    SUNDAY/DEC. 13
  24, will be in Gallery W-16. The                                                                                                   9220 or visit www.GunstonHall.org.
  Workhouse Arts Center is located at        running in the main building,               SEAT. www.dc101.com or                                                              Christmas Cantata: Morning Star.
                                             caboose and on the grounds                                                           Living Nativity. See the angels,
  9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For more                                                         www.patriotcenter.com.                                                                        See Holidays, Page 11
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                People
Garden Wedding for Rollandini, Self
            ndrea        Lynn                                          Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hale of Dal-


A           Rollandini and
            Colby Lamar Self
            were married on
Saturday, Oct. 10 in an out-
door garden ceremony at the
                                                                       las, Texas and the great grand-
                                                                       daughter of Willie Mae Hale of
                                                                       Lindsay, Calif. She is a 1999
                                                                       graduate of Robert E. Lee High
                                                                       School and earned her B.S.
Lee-Fendall House Museum                                               from Elon University in Elon,
in Old Town Alexandria.                                                N.C. After graduation and a
       .
David P Himes officiated. The                                          commission in the U.S. Army,
maid of honor was Allison                                              Andrea was immediately de-
Segraves Rollandini of Bro-                                            ployed to Iraq for one year. She
ken Arrow Okla., sister-in-law                                         is currently serving as a captain
of the bride. The flower girls                                         in the U.S. Army Reserves’ 1st
were the bride’s nieces                                                Mobilization Brigade at Fort
Isabella and Francesca                                                 Carson, Colo.
Rollandini of Broken Arrow,                                               The groom is the son of Mr.
Okla., and the groom’s niece                                           and Mrs. Jerry Self of Elberton,
McKae Rice of Greer, S.C.                                              Ga. and grandson of the late
  The groom’s father, Jerry                                            Margaret and Hugh Burton and
Self of Elberton, Ga. served                                           the late Martha and Hilmon
as best man and the groom’s                                            Self. He is a graduate of Elbert
nephew Trevan Rice of Greer,                                           County High School and earned
S.C., served as ring-bearer.                                           his B.S. in criminal justice from
The groom’s sister, Kelli Self Andrea Lynn Rollandini and              Georgia College & State Univer-
Rice was a soloist accompa- Colby Lamar Self                           sity at Milledgeville, Ga. He was
nied by her father.                                                    formerly an instructor for the
  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Georgia Police Academy in Savannah, Ga.
Rollandini of Springfield. She is the granddaughter  The bride and groom are now making their home
of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Rollandini of Springfield and in Colorado Springs, Colo.

                                                                             Holidays
Local Artists at Vienna Showcase                                             From Page 10
                                                                             11 a.m., at Franconia United
       ive Springfield artists join                                             Methodist Church. Franconia

F      more than 80 local artisans
       of the Northern Virginia
Handcrafters Guild that are show-
                                                                                United Methodist Church is
                                                                                located at 6037 Franconia
                                                                                Road, Alexandria. 703-971-
                                                                                5151 or
                                                                                www.franconiaumc.org.
cased at the 27th annual Thanks-
giving Weekend Art and Craft                                                 Christmas Market.
Showcase at the Vienna Commu-                                                  Ravensworth Baptist Church,
nity Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E.                                               5100 Ravensworth Road,
                                                                               Annandale, will sponsor a
                       The show                                                Christmas Market 12-1 p.m.
                       dates and                                               Honor loved ones with a gift
Holiday Gifts times are Fri-                                                   that will benefit local or
                                                                               international charitable
                       day and Sat-                                            organizations. 703-941-4113;
                       urday, Nov.                                             www.rbc-va.org.
27 and 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
and Sunday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m.                                            FRIDAY/DEC. 18
to 4 p.m. Admission is $3.                                                   Natalie MacMaster:
   Springfield artists participating                                           Christmas in Cape Breton.
                                                                               8 p.m., at the George Mason
in the show are: Diane Tansey                                                  University Concert Hall,
Cairns, who creates stained glass Artist Diane Tansey Cairns                   Fairfax. $46, $38, $23.
home décor pieces; David Ernst, creates stained glass home                     Purchase tickets at tickets.com.
whose photographs are enhanced décor pieces.
through means of digital painting                                            SATURDAY/DEC. 20
and layering; Jane Ernst, who creates photographs using many tech-           Christmas Market.
                                                                               Ravensworth Baptist Church,
niques that gives them a painterly feel; Mary Anne Graham, a decora-           5100 Ravensworth Road,
tive painter who specializes in ornaments and home décor and K.C.              Annandale, will sponsor a
Siebert, who makes beaded and stone jewelry and grapevine                      Christmas Market 12-1 p.m.
                                                                               703-941-4113; www.rbc-
dreamcatchers.                                                                 va.org.



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                                                                                                                                         Springfield Connection Sports Editor Reed Albers
                      Sports                                                                                                           703-224-3014 or ralbers@connectionnewspapers.com




UFC Vet Teaches Craft in Springfield
Aaron Riley helps promote the sport he loves
in a growing MMA community.
                      By Reed S. Albers           Riley, who has a 28-12 record as a mixed
                          The Connection        martial artist and has appeared in MMA
                                                promotions such as Pride Fighting Cham-
                 hen mixed martial artist       pionship and the Ultimate Fighting Cham-


W                Aaron Riley was looking for
                 a new place to teach his
                 craft two years ago, North-
ern Virginia didn’t come to mind as a Mixed
Martial Arts hotbed.
                                                pionship, said his goal as a teacher isn’t to
                                                train the next MMA champion.
                                                  “We get all sorts of people that come to
                                                the gym and want to learn MMA,” he said.
                                                “It ranges from local high school wrestlers
  Now an MMA instructor for the Olympus         to guys who work for government agen-
Gym in Springfield, the Ultimate Fighting       cies.”




                                                                                                                                                                                              Courtesy Photo
Championship veteran said he’s found a            Olympus        Gym       manager       Ryan
community that is embracing the growing         Mastropaolo said the diverse group of fans
sport.                                                                 and students is helping
  “I came [to Northern                                                 MMA expand.
Virginia] by accident,”                                                  “We don’t really mar-
Riley said. “I was here    “We get all sorts of                        ket the sport to any
on a business trip for an
unrelated job when I
                           people that come to                         specific       group,”
                                                                       Mastropaolo said.
                                                                                                  Aaron Riley, right, seen here fighting at UFC 101, moved to the North-
                                                                                                  ern Virginia area two years ago to pursue teaching opportunities. ‘The
heard about [the grow-
ing MMA community.]”
                           the gym and want to                         “Many groups are in-
                                                                       terested in the sport.
                                                                                                  area is very accepting of the sport and is embracing it,’ he said.

  Since his move to the    learn MMA.”                                 Some are athletes             “There’s just so much knowledge that you     have a generation of kids growing up lov-
Washington D.C.-area
from Florida, Riley has
                                                 — Aaron Riley while others have                  can draw on,” he said.                          ing this sport, and that will [make the sport
                                                                       never played a team           Fellow trainer Dexter Gould said students    more mainstream].”
taught at the Olympus                                                  sport.”                    who are serious about a MMA career can            While Riley does teach classes that fea-
Gym, Jeff Gordon’s Mixed Martial Arts             One of those students is Mike Barrett from      benefit from Riley’s experience.                ture striking techniques, his main goal is to
Academy in Gaithersburg and the One Spirit      Falls Church, who sees distinct advantages           “[UFC Hall-of-Famer] Randy Couture said      teach basic MMA skills.
gym in Herndon.                                 from training with a UFC member.                  that iron sharpens iron,” Dexter said.            “I just show the techniques [to the stu-
  “It’s been a great move,” he said. “The         “It’s a point of pride to say that you get to   “[Riley] has fought in all of the top promo-    dents], but people get a bit scared because
area is very accepting of the sport and is      learn from a UFC veteran,” Barrett said. “If      tions. If you want to get better, you have to   of the MMA label,” he said. “If students re-
embracing it.”                                  you ask questions, he’ll give you answers.        train with the best people.”                    ally want to do the advanced classes, I do
                                                He knows a lot of different techniques that          Misconceptions about the sport, however,     teach those, but I’m not forcing anyone to
IN FACT, the sport is so popular locally that   you can learn.”                                   still keep some would-be students from en-      do them.” While Riley and MMA continue
the Ultimate Fighting Championship will           Mastropaolo said having a UFC fighter           rolling.                                        to gain a foothold in the region, the UFC
host a live event at the Patriot Center on      teach classes is like having a pro athlete           “The understanding of this sport isn’t       veteran said he’s excited to be a part of the
Jan. 11.                                        coach a high school football team.                quite there,” Mastropaolo said. “But we         growing community.
         Week in Sports
    Wahl Signs with                                                                                                                                 The tournament will run from 3-10
    Ole Miss                                                                                                                                      p.m. and will be hosted by the Paul VI
                                                                                                                                                  Men’s basketball teams.
      Stand-out baseball player for West                                                                                                            Registration fees are $15 per player or
    Springfield High School Bobby Wahl                                                                                                            $50 per team. Early bird registration be-
    signed his National Letter of Intent to                                                                                                       fore Nov. 20 will reduce the fees to $10
    play for Ole Miss University on Nov. 11.                                                                                                      per players and $50 per team.
      “It seemed like the best school for                                                                                                           For online registration, visit http://
    me,” Wahl said. “I’m looking forward                                                                                                          www.paulvi.net/athletics/reg_3on3.pdf.
    to playing in the South Eastern Confer-                                                                                                         For more information, contact Gene
    ence (SEC).”                                                                                                                                  Fisher at gene54321@aol.com or 703-
      Wahl is the No. 1 baseball prospect                                                                                                         609-8808, or Corey Howard at 301-433-
    in Virginia and the 31st ranked pros-                                                                                                         1943.
    pect in the nation.
      Wahl helped lead the Spartans to a
    Patriot District title in 2009 and a 23-5                                                                                                     Indoor Lacrosse
    season.                                                                                                                                          Northern Virginia West Lacrosse (NoVa
                                                                                                                                                  West) is currently in the process of reg-
    O’Rourke Signs                              Katie O’Rourke and her coach Tatiana Perskaia pose for photo during
                                                                                                                                                  istering for its indoor lacrosse season.
                                                                                                                                                     The group is also accepting registra-
    with Pittsburgh                             O’Rourke’s signing ceremony.                                                                      tions for tryouts in its summer select
                                                                                                                                                  teams, which include U11, U13, U15 and
       Local gymnast and J.E.B Stuart senior
    Katie O’Rourke signed her National Let-
                                                about [Pittsburgh] because it’s the ‘Steel
                                                City,’” O’Rourke said. “But I really liked the
                                                                                                  Paul VI Tourney                                 two levels of high school play.
                                                                                                                                                     For more information about NoVa West
    ter of Intent to compete for the Univer-                                                        Paul VI High School in Fairfax will be        Lacrosse’s youth sports offerings for
                                                campus and the coaches.”
    sity of Pittsburgh on Nov. 12.                                                                hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on       2010,              visit,         http://
                                                  The University of Pittsburgh is a member
       “At first I didn’t know what to think                                                      Nov. 25 for ages 14 and up.                     www.novawestlax.com.
                                                of the Big East Conference.


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                     Letters                                                                                      Burke Centre                                                                                            $589,000
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                                                         being done to them, and for preserving peace and
From Page 6                                                                                                                                              Updated, 5 bedroom home in a
                                                         friendship with them.”
                                                                                                                                                         great location. Hardwood
  ritory, Congress wrote the Northwest Ordinance            Nice words, eh? Those words pleased the Indians,
                                                                                                                                                         floors, large country kitchen
which first, authorized new immigrants to settle in      and they decided to trust the Europeans one more
                                                                                                                                                         with lots of windows with exit
that territory and build farms and towns and then        time. Three years later, Indian villages were burned
                                                                                                                                                         to a wonderful deck for your
become new states.                                       down, their cornfields ripped up and the people were
                                                                                                                                                         privacy and enjoyment. 4
  In another section of the Ordinance they wrote,        killed or chased out of the area.
                                                                                                                  large bedrooms on upper level and 1 on main level. Basement has
verbatim et liberatim, “The utmost good faith shall         Mr. Moore, multiply this incident by at least 5,000
                                                                                                                  lots of light and will be just the place for relaxation.. Lots of stor-
always be observed towards the Indians; their lands      and you’ll see why Native Americans were almost
                                                                                                                  age space. Call Now for an appointment to see.
and their property shall never be taken from them        extinct by 1920. So you see, Columbus didn’t actu-
without their consent; and, in their property, rights,   ally do the crime. But your great-great-great grandpa
and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed,   might have had a hand in it.                                                                                       703-615-8411
unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Con-                                                                                                                                or
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        ABC LICENSE
 Archimedes IV, LLC trading as
 Icons Sports Lounge & Grille,
 10418 Main Street, Fairfax, VA                                                                    The Military Banner dedicated at Robert E. Lee High School.
 22030. The above establish-
 ment is applying to the VIR-
 GINIA DEPARTMENT OF AL-
 COHOLIC BEVERAGE CON-
 TROL for Beer and Wine on
 Premises & Mixed Beverages
 on Premises license to sell or
                                                                                                   Military Banner Unveiled
 manufacture alcoholic bever-                                                                      From Page 3                                    has diminished.
 ages. Jonathan Moore, Mem-
 ber                                                                                                                                                 “The purpose of Veterans Day has faded,”
                                                                                                  Viveiros helped to scan and resize the          Kelch said. “It’s not about store sales, pic-
       26 Antiques                                                                              photographs so that they could all fit on the     nics or parades, war or politics. It’s about
  We consign/pay top $ for
                                                                                                banner. Finally, a list of all the names of the   honoring those who answered the call to
   antique/semi antique furn.                                                                   people who served was compiled and added          service to defend our nation. It’s about each
    including mid century &
       danish modern Teak                                                                       to the banner.                                    free citizen remembering and honoring the
   furniture, sterling, mens                                                                      “I wanted to do something special for our       sacrifice that all of the veterans made for
  watches, painting/art glass,
    clocks, jewelry, costume                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements folks who were serving,” DeSantis said. “The      our country.”
   jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
  Antiques @ 703-241-0790.                                                                      idea that I had was to create a banner so            Following the dedication of the banner,
                                                                                                that we could remember the great sacrifice        all 211 names on the banner were read
                                                                                                that our men and women continue to make           aloud, and trumpeter Brandon Glass, a stu-
                                                                                                for the comforts that we enjoy.”                  dent at the school, played “Taps.” The ban-
                                                                                                  Cmdr. Richard Yancey and Senior Vice            ner was then brought to a reception in the
                                                                                                Cmdr. Gary Kelch of the Veterans of Foreign       school, where the event’s attendees enjoyed
                                                                                                Wars (VFW) Post 7327 and Lou Lipscomb,            refreshments and exchanged stories. The
                                                                                                chaplain for Post 7327 and commander for          day is one of somber remembrance for the
                                                                                                American Legion Post 176 also attended the        veterans and their families, the ceremony
                                                                                                ceremony to speak about the meaning and           left them inspired and thankful for the rec-
                                                                                                importance of the day. Yancey and Kelch           ognition and honor.
                                                                                                both explained the origins of the day and            “The ceremony was top-notch,” Lipscomb
                                                                                                detailed the path, and sometimes plight, of       said. “It was a nice event that we wished
                                                                                                the country’s servicemen and women. In            all the schools would do on Veterans Day. It
 E-mail: classified@connectionnewspapers.com                                                    addition, they also encouraged the audience       was one of the largest I’ve attended, and it
                                                                                                to never forget the sacrifices of the veter-      is teaching the kids the parts of history that
                                                                                                ans, saying that the significance of the day      they are not learning, so it was very nice.”
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                                                                                                       From Page 4                                tions that put them at higher risk for
                                                                                                                                                  influenza-related complications. The
                                                                                                          9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairfax         Health Department has the capacity
                                                                                                        County Government Center, 12000           to vaccinate a maximum of 12,000
                                                                                                        Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.       people. To help reduce crowds and
                                                                                                          The vaccine is voluntary and will       keep the line moving, only those who
                                                                                                        be offered on a walk-in basis, free of    are in the target groups should plan
                                                                                                        charge. The clinic will target pregnant   to come to the clinic.
                                                                                                        women; people who live with or pro-          Those planning on attending are
                                                                                                        vide care for infants younger than 6      encouraged           to        check
                                                                                                        months; health care workers who           www.fairfaxcounty.gov/flu/ prior to
                                                                                                        have direct patient contact; people 6     coming for any updates or breaking
                                                                                                        months through 24 years of age and        news on the clinic. Details for other
                                                                                                        people 25 years through 64 years of       vaccination opportunities can also be
                                                                                                        age who have certain medical condi-       found on the Web site.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                    de sac, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, granite/island kitchen, 3 car
                                                                                                                                                                                                    garage! Unbelievable price reduction! Clifton ES and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Alexandria/
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                                                                    Gorgeous 4BR, 2.5BA Colonial on                                        The 1st time                                                                                   Potomac Yard
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                                                                    room w/gas fireplace, sunroom &                                        extended and                                                                               shopping. One year old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      end unit townhome fea-
                                                                    gourmet kitchen with granite.
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                                                                    to be finished the way you’d like!                                                                                                                                City, and Reagan Airport.




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