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                                                                                                                               Bikers arrive from the
                                                                                                                               Arlington Courthouse
                                                                                                                               Square to witness the
                                                                                                                               ribbon cutting for the
                                                                                                                                   newest link in the
                                                                                                                                  regional bike trail.

                                                                Fallujah to                                               Yorktown
                      Photo By Louise Krafft/The Connection

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                                                       XXIII, Number 22                                             Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 1
                                            Doorways Now Helps Victims’ Pets
                                                       oorways for Women and Families, provider      and families in imminent danger. The two other pro-
     Fishburne Summer School ’09
                                            D          and advocate for victims of homelessness,
                                                       violence and abuse, recently opened a safe
                                            shelter for the pets of women who are fleeing vio-
                                                                                                     grams are The Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home,
                                                                                                     which houses 21 homeless adults and children in a
                                                                                                     state-of-the art residential facility and The HomeStart
                                            lence — the first of its kind in Northern Virginia and   Supportive Housing Program, which offers preven-
                                            one of nine nationwide. Doorways’ animal shelter         tion, rapid re-housing and long-term supportive hous-
                                            is part of the Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS) pro-     ing for families in crisis. Doorways’ pet shelter is
                                            gram, a project of the American Humane Associa-          located at the Safehouse. Donors can support the
                                            tion.                                                    Doorways pet program by sending a PetSmart e-gift
                                               Doorways has three programs that help homeless        certificate addressed to or
                                            women and their families and victims of domestic         through the Doorways Web site at www.door
                                            abuse, including an 11-bed Safehouse for women  To volunteer, call 703-522-8858.

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                                                                                               Photos by Louise Krafft/Connection
                                                                                                                                    Dennis Leach, director of the Arlington County Transportation Division
                                                                                                                                    along with County Chairman Barbara Favola, vice chair Jay Fisette,
                                                                                                                                    board member Chris Zimmerman, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, Alexandria
Arlington County Board vice-chair Jay Fisette finishes his remarks at the                                                           Mayor Bill Euille and Alexandria Vice Mayor Del Pepper cut the official
event.                                                                                                                              ribbon at South Glebe Road.

Celebrating Another Link in Bike Trail
           lebe Road has a completed un-        is completed. Saturday morning, May 30,                                             County Transportation Division along with                                    citizens for a ribbon cutting. The path is

G          derpass so bikes and walkers
           can progress smoothly under
           395. The connections continue
as the newest link on the regional bike trail
                                                bike riders left Courthouse Square in Ar-
                                                lington and rode down to S. Glebe Road on
                                                the newly completed link into Alexandria.
                                                Dennis Leach, director of the Arlington
                                                                                                                                    County Chairman Barbara Favola, vice chair
                                                                                                                                    Jay Fisette, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, Alexan-
                                                                                                                                    dria Mayor Bill Euille and Alexandria Vice
                                                                                                                                    Mayor Del Pepper met the riders and some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 scheduled to be continued farther into to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alexandria. Destinations for the future path
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 include Potomac Yard and finally the Mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vernon Bike Trail.

Being                                                                       Cuccinelli
Watched                                              Fallujah to Washington Wins
Metro officials
receive preliminary
                                                                            Over Foster                                               Ryan Lamke served near
                                                                                                                                      Fallujah from July 2005 to
                                                                                                                                      February 2006.

approval of federal                                                                                                                                                                                              Most Arlington GOP
funding for new                                                                                                                                                                                                  delegates support
                                                                                                                                                                            Courtesy of the HSC Foundation,

surveillance cameras.                                                                                                                                                                                            local candidate for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 attorney general.
                  By Michael Lee Pope
                            The Connection                                                                                                                                                                                       By Julia O’Donoghue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Connection
       or years, cameras inside Metro sta-

F      tions have followed passengers as
       they wait for trains. Now officials
with the Washington Metropolitan Area                                                                                                                                                                            A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rlington County resident Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Woolnough made the trip to the Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          publican Party of Virginia’s state-
Transit Authority say they have received                                                                                                                                                                         wide convention in Richmond for one rea-

                    See Cameras, Page 5
                                                  Wounded warrior turned advocate works                                                                                                                          son, to support Dave Foster for Virginia At-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 torney General.
                                                  on behalf of disabled veterans.                                                                                                                                  “I admire Dave Foster. I thought I had to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 come out and do something for him,” she
  HIGH-CRIME METRO STATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                      said.
    Last summer, the Metro Transit Police                       By Michael Lee Pope                                                 July 2005 to February 2006, when he                                            Foster served on the Arlington County
  Department identified 10 stations in
  Virginia with the highest crime rates:                                 The Connection                                             received traumatic brain injury. After he                                    School Board from 1999 to 2007 and is one
  ❖ Franconia-Springfield                                                                                                           retired from the Marines and moved to                                        of the only Republicans to win election in
  ❖ Vienna                                                  native of Fairfax County, Ryan                                          Arlington in December 2008, Lamke be-                                        the locality over the last two decades.
  ❖ West Falls Church
  ❖ Braddock Road
  ❖ East Falls Church
  ❖ King Street
  ❖ Huntington
                                                  A        Lamke, 24, grew up in Northern
                                                           Virginia before joining the Ma-
                                                  rines at age 20. He served as a lance cor-
                                                                                                                                    gan advocating for disabled veterans in
                                                                                                                                    Washington, D.C. This week, he received
                                                                                                                                    the Advocates in Disabilities Award from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   He faced former federal prosecutor John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Brownlee and Fairfax County state Sen. Ken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cuccinelli (R-37) in a contest to become the
  ❖ Dunn Loring                                   poral near Fallujah as part of the Second                                         the HSC Foundation.                                                          Republican Party’s nominee for attorney
  ❖ Rosslyn                                       Battalion of the Second Marines from                                                     See From Fallujah, Page 19
  ❖ Ballston                                                                                                                                                                                                                   See Cuccunelli, Page 6                                                                                                                                                                                  Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 3
                                                                                                                                              More at
                        The County Line
Primary Tough Choice for Dems
Strong candidates                                 CREIGH DEEDS                                        TERRY MCAULIFFE                                     BRIAN MORAN
                                                                         Age: 51                                             Age: 52                                            Age: 50
lead to indecision?                                                      Residence: Bath County,
                                                                                                                             Residence: McLean, Va.
                                                                                                                             Hometown/Grew Up
                                                                                                                                                                                Residence: City of
                                                                         Hometown/Grew Up                                    In: Syracuse, NY                                   Hometown/Grew Up
                                                                         In: Bath County, Va.                                Family: Wife Dorothy and                           In: Natick, Mass.
                 By Julia OíDonoghue                                     Family: Wife Pam and                                five children                                      Family: wife Karyn and
                           The Connection                                four children                                       Education: Catholic                                two children
                                                                         Education: Concord                                  University of America                              Education: University of
                                                                         College (bachelorís degree                          (bachelorís degree -1979);                         Massachusetts, Amherst
                 ith the Democratic guberna-                             ñ 1980), Wake Forest                                Georgetown University                              (bachelorís degree ),

W                torial primary less than two
                 weeks away, Scott Surovell
                 still had not made up his
mind about his vote.
   Surovell, a Mount Vernon resident, is not
                                                                         University (law degree ñ
                                                                         Community Work/
                                                                         Relevant Experience:
                                                                         former Bath County
                                                    prosecutor; House of Delegates member (1992-
                                                    2001), state Senator (2001 ñ present)
                                                                                                                             (law degree ñ 1984)
                                                                                                                             Community Work/
                                                                                                                             Relevant Experience:
                                                                                                                             Democratic National
                                                                                                                             Committee chairman
                                                                                                        (2001-2005); confidant of U.S. President Bill
                                                                                                        Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton;
                                                                                                                                                                                Catholic University of
                                                                                                                                                                                America (law degree)
                                                                                                                                                                                Community Work/
                                                                                                                                                                                Relevant Experience:
                                                                                                                                                                                former Arlington County
                                                                                                                                                            prosecutor, House of Delegates member (1996-
                                                                                                                                                            2008), House of Delegates Democratic caucus
a typical voter. He is the chair of the Fairfax   Web site:             national finance director of President Jimmy        chair (2001-2008)
County Democratic Committee, one of the                                                                 Carterís 1988 re-election campaign                Web site:
largest local Democratic organizations in                                                             Web site:
the commonwealth. Surovell is paying very
close attention to the race and the three         used as a family station wagon.                 they can never afford to pay back.                      mit of business community members and
candidates — state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-             All three candidates promise to make Vir-      McAuliffe has also been critical of                   government leaders to brainstorm about the
25), former Democratic National Commit-           ginia the epicenter of green technology and Virginia’s largest utility company, Domin-                  best ways to address the current economic
tee chair Terry McAuliffe and former Del.         jobs. McAuliffe talks of turning chicken ion Power, for not being open to renewable                     situation in Virginia. The summit would not
Brian Moran (D-46).                               waste into fuel. Deeds wants to build an energy and energy efficiency proposals.                        just address job creation but also housing
   “These candidates are pretty similar on        algae-to-fuel plant in Hampton Roads. “There should be no more rate increases un-                       needs and other problems that have
policy. There are subtle differences but they     Moran calls for wind farms off the coast of til they agree to move on wind and solar                    cropped up in the down economy.
are all strong candidates. I think the ques-      Virginia Beach.                                 power,” said McAuliffe, who is not accept-                 “We need a governor who puts the people
tion a lot of people are trying to answer is         Northern Virginia, they all expect, would ing donations from Dominion or the                         first,” said Moran at the Greenspring forum.
which candidate would be the best to go           be a hub of green job research and take part company’s political action committee.                         Deeds and Moran have similar profes-
up against Bob McDonnell,” he said. “I am         in developing things like the smart electri-      Dominion Power has been the largest                   sional backgrounds. Both worked as local
actually undecided. I have really been strug-     cal grid and clean coal technology. “I think business interest or individual contributor                prosecutors and are currently lawyers at
gling with this myself.”                          we can build on the technology companies to Virginia’s statewide political campaigns                    small law firms. They are also both former
   Many other likely voters are having a          that we already have here,” said Moran.         over the last 13 years. Since 1996, the util-           members of the House of Delegates. In
tough time choosing a candidate in Demo-             Moran, in particular, appears to be trying ity company has donated $5.2 million to                   2001, Moran replaced Deeds as the House
cratic Party’s gubernatorial primary June 9.      to set himself apart by running to the left political candidates, $2.45 million to Demo-                of Delegates Democratic caucus chair when
   “It was a tough decision. We are have em-      of his primary opponents on social and en- crats and $2.65 million to Republicans. Both                 Deeds won his election to the state senate.
barrassment of riches this time around and        vironmental issues.                             Moran, who has accepted $46,800, and                       A fixture of political talk shows, McAuliffe
it was a tough choice to make,” said Greg            If elected governor, Moran promises to Deeds who has accepted $57,200, from Do-                      is one of the most recognizable Democratic
Zimmerman, a Democratic activist from             seek repeal the                                                          minion since 1996,             Party figures on the national stage, even
Arlington County, who would not reveal            2006 Marshall-                                                           said McAuliffe’s               though he has never held elected office.
who he was supporting publicly.                   Newman amend-           “I am actually undecided.”                       pledge to turn down               McAuliffe is trying to reshape his public
   “I think, for Democrats, I think this pri-     ment, which de-                           — Scott Surovell, chair, Dominion money is                    persona into that of a Mark Warner-like
mary is really difficult,” said Loretta           fines marriage as        Fairfax County Democratic Committee hollow because the                         businessman, who does Democratic Party
Nawakowski, the Democratic Party’s captain        between a man                                                            McAuliffe campaign             activism on the side. He has rescued both a
for the Greenspring voting precinct, which        and woman and                                                            held a fundraiser at           failing bank and Florida home building
traditionally has the highest election turn       bans marriage-like contracts for same sex the home of Thomas Capps, Dominion’s re-                      company during his career. Through these
out of any precinct in Virginia. Though the       couples. “We should not be placing discrimi- tired president.                                           and a few other business ventures,
residents are known for being politically         natory language in the Virginia constitu-         When there is consensus on an issue, such             McAuliffe said he has created several thou-
active, attendance at a candidates’ forum         tion,” said Moran at the Greenspring forum. as the need for quick job creation, the can-                sand new jobs.
May 14 on the Greenspring campus was                 As a state senator, Deeds voted in favor didates have different approaches.                             Deeds and Moran tout their legislative
particularly high, about 250 people.              of the same-sex marriage amendment in             Deeds, who represents the Charlottesville             experience in Richmond as an asset.
   Volunteers who have knocking on the            2006. McAuliffe said he does not support area, wants to use Virginia’s well-regarded                       Deeds said he was able to get legislation
doors of reliable Democratic households in        gay marriage but is fully supportive of civil higher education system to spur growth and                passed as member of the minority and the
Northern Virginia have also found a lot of        unions. But he has said multiple times that new employment.                                             majority party in the House of Delegates
uncommitted voters.                               the campaign should focus on other issues.        McAuliffe would have a hands-on ap-                   and Senate.
   “I am going door to door and a lot of             “If we don’t fix the economy, we are go- proach to attracting business to Virginia. As                  “I am going in knowing that system like
people are undecided,” said Steve Baker, an       ing to go backwards on several fronts folks,” governor, he intends to be the                            the back of my hand,” said Deeds.
Arlington resident who supports McAuliffe.        said McAuliffe at an Annandale debate.          commonwealth’s number one salesperson                      While McAuliffe talks about needing to
   Voters may be having a tough time choos-          Moran has spoken out against drilling for and business recruiter.                                    win more Democratic seats in the House of
ing a candidate because the three men in          oil or natural gas off the coast of Virginia      “You all know I am good at getting money              Delegates, Moran points out that he has
the race are similar in many respects.            and opposes the construction a new coal out of people,” said McAuliffe at a meeting                     actually done that as head of the House of
   Deeds, a native Virginian who lives in         power plant in Surry County between Rich- with the Northern Virginia Technology                         Delegates Democratic caucus.
Bath County where he grew up, likes to tell       mond and Hampton Roads.                         Council. The candidate, who once wrestled                  “I helped build the House Democratic cau-
the story of his mother only giving him a            On the issue of offshore drilling, McAuliffe an alligator for a campaign donation, revo-             cus from 33 members to 45 members,” said
few $20 bills in his pocket when he went          backs limited exploration for natural gas but lutionized political fundraising for the na-              Moran.
off to college.                                   not for oil. Deeds said he would support tional Democratic Party.                                          McAuliffe, who has lived in McLean for
   McAuliffe, a McLean resident, started a        some exploration for oil and natural gas.         Moran, who runs his own small law of-                 almost 20 years, does not seemed phased
driveway paving business at 14 years old             McAuliffe says if elected governor, he fice, said he intends to shore up the                         by his lack of experience at the Virginia
in upstate New York so that he could pay          would work to push all payday lenders, economy by supporting and promoting                              statehouse. The Washington insider is run-
for school.                                       which provide small, short-term loans at a small businesses.                                            ning as a Richmond outsider.
   Moran, a former state delegate for the         very high interest rate, out of Virginia.         “I have created a business in Virginia, a                “If you are happy with Richmond, I am
City of Alexandria and Fairfax County, re-           Critics of payday lenders said many small business,” said Moran.                                     not your guy,” said McAuliffe.
calls when he father was laid off and his         people become trapped in a unending cycle         If elected, Moran’s first action as gover-               See for
employer towed away the company car they          of debt through these types of loans, which nor would be to convene a bipartisan sum-                   more.
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  Last summer, the Metro Transit Police used crime
statistics to identify 10 Virginia stations where cam-   EXPANDED USE of surveillance cameras could
eras should be installed. That prompted McKay to         spark a new debate about the expectation of privacy
support a line item in the Fairfax County budget ap-     and the nature of fighting crime in the 21st century.
propriating about $75,000 to install cameras at the      Some have argued in recent years that a growing
two stations in Virginia with the highest amount of      reliance on security cameras is a burdensome intru-
crime — Franconia-Springfield and Vienna. WMATA          sion into the lives of law-abiding citizens. The Ameri-
officials announced the installation of the new cam-     can Civil Liberties Union, for example, has often been
eras earlier this month.                                 critical of the technology.
  “Having cameras monitoring the streets leading to        “Many localities that have introduced security cam-
our stations gives us extra eyes to see what’s going     eras in select locations have discovered that the cam-
on in and around our system,” said Metro Transit         eras did not reduce crime overall,” said Kent Willis,
Police Chief Michael Taborn in a written statement       executive director of ACLU of Virginia. “They simply
announcing 20 new external surveillance cameras          caused crime to be moved to another location out-
at 12 stations throughout the system. “We are con-       side the cameras’ range.”
cerned about improving the safety of our customers         Public-safety officials say surveillance footage is
not only as they travel through the system, but also     often useful in prosecutions, even when crimes hap-
as they get to and from our stations.”                   pen outside the frame of surveillance cameras. Back
  Last month, Metro board members were informed          in 2006, for example, prosecutors in Alexandria used
that the authority has received preliminary approval     surveillance footage from inside the Suitland Metro
for federal funding to extend the cameras through-       station to construct a timeline that became a critical
out the entire system — with new cameras being           piece of evidence in the prosecution of a murder.

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          Week in Arlington
  Groundbreaking for
  The Macedonia Scheduled
                                                                        Home and
     Macedonia Baptist Church, Bonder & Amanda Johnson, Com-
  munity Development Corporation and AHC Inc., an affordable
                                                                        Garden Tour
  housing developer, will celebrate the groundbreaking for The                        n Sunday afternoon, the annual home
  Macedonian on Wednesday, June 10 at 5 p.m. The project will
  add 36 new affordable apartments in the Nauck community. In
  April, AHC completed construction of The Shelton Apartments
  half a block away from The Macedonian site, adding an addi-
  tional 94 new affordable apartments in the community.
                                                                        O             and garden tour, sponsored by the
                                                                                      Lyon Park Citizens Association, was
                                                                                      held to benefit the historic Lyon Park
                                                                        Community Center. This year celebrates the 90th
                                                                        anniversary of the Lyon Park neighborhood. Twelve

                                                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Louise Krafft/Connection
                                                                        homes were featured on this year’s tour including
  Views at Clarendon                                                    the community center that was built in 1925 and
                                                                        funded by developer Frank Lyon and members of
  Corporation Receives Loan                                             the community.
    Thanks to a $2.7 million loan from Mercy Loan Fund, Views at          At the reception following the end of the home
  Clarendon Corporation’s dream to provide new affordable hous-         tour, Arlington Board Chairman Barbara Favola pre-
  ing near the Clarendon Metro Station will continue to move for-       sented the citizens association with a county proc-
  ward. The mixed-income project, The Views at Clarendon, will          lamation calling May 31, Lyon Park Day.
  provide housing for 144 residents at or below 60 percent of the
  area median income.                                                          Fine artist Pamela Marcon, a 33-year
    Through a business relationship with The Church at Clarendon,            resident of Lyon Park, rests in front of
  Views at Clarendon Corporation plans to build 116 apartments,              one of the garden murals that she has
  60 of which will be affordable, above the church’s new sanctuary.           painted on her 1925 Cape Cod home.
  The 60 affordable units will provide 144 Arlington individuals

                                                                        Cuccinelli Gets GOP Nod over Foster
  and families with affordable housing a few blocks from a Metro

  APAH Wins Housing Awards                                              From Page 3                                                  lieve,” said Mark Kelly, chair of the Arlington County
    The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) will                                                                     Republican Committee, before voting took place.
  receive two awards from the Housing Association of Nonprofit            general May 30.                                               According to Kelly, Foster had driven up the num-
  Developers (HAND) this week. APAH’s newly constructed Parc              Cuccinelli, Northern Virginia’s only Republican            ber of Arlington participants at the convention. About
  Rosslyn will receive the Best Project Virginia Award and in a part-   state senator, won the contest easily after the              275 Arlington residents attended the 2009 event,
  nership with Doorways, APAH’s Cameron Commons will receive            convention’s first ballot. Foster and Brownlee ended         compared to approximately 100 people the year be-
  the Innovation Award. HAND represents a network of housing            up throwing their support behind him by the end of           fore, he said.
  developers and providers across Washington D.C., Maryland and         the day.                                                        “This is a bigger crowd than we have ever had be-
  Virginia, and the HAND awards represent the highest accomplish-         “We are going to strongly get behind the winner            fore. There are more people from Arlington than we
  ments in affordable housing over the past year across the region.     of this contest,” said Foster in his speech officially       have had in the past,” said Margaret Teed, head of
                                                                        backing Cuccinelli.                                          the Arlington County Republican Women’s Club.
                                                                          During the convention, former Attorney General                In general, participation at the statewide conven-
  Federal Stimulus Funds                                                Bob McDonnell, who faced no opposition, was also             tion was higher across the commonwealth this year.
  To Benefit County                                                     officially named the Republican candidate for gov-
                                                                                                                                     With approximately 7,000 delegates participating
                                                                                                                                     overall, the 2009 convention was the largest for Vir-
     Arlington County has been notified of $19.3 million of federal       Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling easily defeated challenger           ginia Republicans since the early 1990s.
  funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act              Patrick Muldoon for his re-election nomination. And
  (ARRA) that will benefit projects in Arlington. The amount in-        Pat Mullins, a former Fairfax County Republican              IN SPITE OF its larger numbers this year, the Ar-
  cludes funding for infrastructure, transportation, environmental      Committee chair, was elected head of the statewide           lington County delegation’s impact in remained
  sustainability, law enforcement and Arlington’s social safety net.    party over Bill Stanley.                                     largely the same as it was in past contests.
    Of the $19.3 million, $9.0 million will come to Arlington from                                                                     In a convention format, one participant rarely
  federal formula-based funding to support Arlington programs.          EVEN IF Cuccinelli won the overall Republican                equates to one vote. Rather, a locality is awarded a
  Arlington will also benefit from $10.3 million going to the Vir-      nomination, Foster, who has been active in the Ar-           certain number of delegate votes based on its Re-
  ginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for a long overdue          lington County Republican committee for years, had           publican voter participation in a recent election.
  interchange project in Arlington.                                     the support of most the local delegates to the con-            Arlington, where Republican voter turnout is gen-
                                                                        vention.                                                     erally low, had only received 174 delegate votes for
                                                                           “Dave Foster will win Arlington comfortably I be-         the 275 people participating.

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   Know of something missing from our          Welfare League of Arlington.
community calendar? E-mail it to               Adoption fee is free.
Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before
publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-
                                            SUNDAY/JUNE 7
917-6407 with any questions. Photos are     After-Care for Ex-Prisoners’
welcome. For more volunteer opportuni-         Workshop. 1:30-4:30 p.m.
ties, classes, announcements visit             Sponsored by Catholic Charities’ and click          Prison Ministry and Truro at Burke
on Community.                                  Hall, Cathedral of St. Thomas More,
                                               3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. Call
                                               703-841-3832 or go to
ONGOING ITEMS                        
                                            Green Living Home and Garden
   Volunteer gardeners needed to               Tour. 1-5 p.m. Tour showcases
plan and help maintain a vegetable gar-        environmentally-friendly properties
den at Walter Reed Community Center,           throughout Arlington featuring green
2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. The garden        renovations, native plant gardens,
is an intergenerational project shared by      solar panels, rain barrels, and much
both youth and seniors anxious to learn        more. A $5 donation is suggested.
and participate. For more information,         Self-guided tour brochure is available
call Jessica Vasquez, area supervisor,         at or
Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-          by calling 703-228-6406.

   Learn how to be a volunteer coach
                                            WEDNESDAY/JUNE 10
for two computer based programs on          Dinner Meeting. 7 p.m. Living
brain health and fitness. Arlington’s Of-      Independently in Arlington County:
fice of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) is        Are We Meeting Our Seniors’ Needs?
currently offering two Posit Science pro-   The Arlington Committee of 100
grams. For more information, call              monthly dinner meeting. Social Hour
                                               7 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. Program 8
Jessica Vasquez, area supervisor at 703-
                                               p.m. Marymount University, 2807
228-0948.                                      North Glebe Road. Dining Room,
                                               Gerard Phalan Hall. Reservations:
SATURDAY/JUNE 6                                703-921-1124 or email to
Building a Green, Clean Energy
  Future in NOVA: Tools for
  Change. 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  Learn skills to send a strong message
                                            SATURDAY/JUNE 13
  to the public and elected officials to    Legal Aspects of Separation and
  work for a healthy planet and move          Divorce. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. McLean
  forward to a clean energy economy.          Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill
  NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd.,          Road, McLean. $55 registration, $45
  Arlington. Free. Questions? Lauren          Center Circle Donors (members). To
  Glickman at                                 register go to      or call
Cat Adoptions. Noon to 8 p.m. Animal          703-281-2657.                                                            Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 7
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open, all registered                                  STATEWIDE
                                                      Democratic primary, Governor, choose one:
                                                                                                          again the Connection will publish a gallery of
                                                                                                          Father’s Day photos.                                        NEWS DEPARTMENT:
voters eligible.                                      ❖ Terry R. McAuliffe, McLean, http://
                                                                                                            Send in photos as soon as possible, includ-
                                                                                                          ing names of everyone in the picture, the date
                                                                                                                                                                      To discuss ideas and
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                                                                              the picture was taken, the ages of the children
          very polling place in Northern Vir-         ❖ R. Creigh Deeds, Charlottesville, http://         and sentence or two about what is happening
                                                                                                                                    Steven Mauren

E         ginia will be open on June 9 for a
          Democratic primary, with two state
          wide races and several important
contested primaries locally.
  Much is at stake for Democrats in choosing
                                                      Democratic primary, Lieutenant Governor,
                                                         choose one:
                                                      ❖ Jody M. Wagner, Virginia Beach, http://
                                                      ❖ A. Michael Signer, Arlington, http://
                                                                                                          and where the photograph was taken. Be sure
                                                                                                          to include your town name and neighborhood.
                                                                                                            We prefer digital photos, but we also accept
                                                                                                          prints. We will do our best to return hard copies
                                                                                                          of photos that include a self-addressed-stamped
                                                                                                                                                                     Editor, 703-917-6431

                                                                                                                                                                         Steve Hibbard
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tween the three candidates, Terry R. McAuliffe        Democratic primary, House of Delegates,               Send photos to Arlington Connection,
of McLean, Brian Moran of Alexandria and                 47th District, choose one:                       Father’s Day Photo Gallery, 1606 King Street,
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Join Petition
                                                              Racing for the Cure                                                                              Michael O’Connell, Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                 Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
                                                                                                                                                                        Craig Sterbutzel
To the Editor:                                                Personal notes from breast cancer survivors.                                                      Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
                                                                                                                                                                          John Heinly,
   What do the condominiums of Parkfairfax (Alexan-                                                                                                                       John Smith,
dria) and Fairlington (in south Arlington) have in com-         More than 50,000 people are expected on        in most cases. When the caregiver is sick,                 Wayne Shipp
mon? Besides their volume and age, they both sit near         the National Mall on Saturday, June 6 for        nothing in a family functions as it should,          Production Manager:
                                                                                                                                                                            Jean Card
Arlington County’s No. 1 traffic bottleneck: Shirlington      the 20th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen       and so everyone is affected.”
Circle at I-395.                                              Global Race for the Cure. Register at                          — Susan Sonley, Reston                    Editor Emeritus:
                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Anne Weber
   There, they share the same plight: the creeping crawl, or call 703-
of the now-infamous high-occupancy toll lane proposed         416-7223. The following notes come from             ❖ “Since I was a ‘spring chicken’ 25+         CIRCULATION: 703-917-6481
to stretch from south of the I-495 Beltway to (and            women who are members of the Susan G.            years ago when I was diagnosed (at age
through) Shirlington Circle. Right now, if that circle        Komen survivors committee. For more see          31) I look forward to the Susan G. Komen
were a circus, it probably would be shut down as a                      Race for the Cure for several reasons. I         CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
hazard to the public; imagine how dangerous/cumber-             ❖ “Involvement in the Race for the Cure        relish being one of the “sea of pink t-               Peter Labovitz
some it’ll be if current plans for it actually materialize.   has introduced me to a group of wonderful        shirts” sisterhood. I believe it is impor-             President/CEO
   That prospect has a number of Parkfairfaxians and          and courageous women, thrown together            tant for me to represent long-term survi-                 Mary Kimm
                                                                                                                                                               Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
Fairlingtonians energized toward protecting their resi-       without much else in common other than           vorship to those who are newly diag-                     703-917-6416
dential interests in stopping, or at least mitigating, the    breast cancer. Finding a cure is important to    nosed. I know that when I was diagnosed
HOT-lane project in its tracks once it dares creep inside     me because of my own personal history of         not only did I not know anyone my age                    Jerry Vernon
the Beltway. Some of us feel that the project’s conceiv-      breast cancer along with that of my mother,      with breast cancer I also did not think I            Executive Vice President
ers/implementers have cavalierly dismissed our con-           grandmother, a great, great aunt (who is still   would live past the age of 40. You do the
cerns about the various negatives that seem to outweigh       alive!) and too many friends. I want to find     math … I’ve long surpassed my estimate.                Wesley DeBrosse
the positives — e.g., the increased environmental pol-        a cure because I don’t want young (and old!)     Race Day gives me the opportunity to                      Controller
lution (of air/water/sound), the lowering of our prop-        women to have to go through the uncertainty      connect with all the women and men who                  Debbie Funk
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erty values, and the rush-hour jamming of our neigh-          and fear that accompanies a breast cancer        support the Race — and who I may not                    703-518-4631
borhood roadways (such as Quaker Lane, Martha Custis          diagnosis, and our treatment choices, while      have seen since last year. This includes
Drive, and Gunston Road). As things exist now, it takes       getting better, are not good enough and we       fellow survivors, volunteers, and the ‘be-
only one accident during rush hour to tie up the area as      are still losing too many women. The cure(s)     hind the scenes’ folks. Finally, Race Day
if you were on Route 50 headed home from a July day           are in sight, but we need to get there, and      reminds me of the gift of survivorship and
at Ocean City, Md.                                            until we do, we must keep spreading the mes-     life. What a great way to celebrate.”
   All this makes we wonder how much support we’ll            sage of early detection because it’s the only       — Judith Macon, Arlington, man-
be getting from our local and state representatives. To       way we are saving lives. Women are the           ager of Cancer Outreach & Education at
                                 See Letters, Page 9          nucleus of a family and also the caregivers      Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
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  Know of something missing from our community               Welburn Square is located at N. 9th and N.
entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Con-        Stuart Streets across from the Ballston Metro
nection,      e-mail       it      to     arlington@         station on the Orange Line. Live music is Deadline is 2 p.m. the             provided between noon and 2 p.m.
Thursday before publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-
917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.          The Rosslyn Business Improvement
                                                            District’s (BID) Farmers Market returns on
                                                            Thursdays from now until Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.
ONGOING:                                                    – 3 p.m. at Wilson Boulevard and North Oak
Enjoy the Party at the Plaza with dancing and               Street. The market will give residents, visitors,
  music every Wednesday from June 3-July 29,                and office workers the chance to buy fresh and
  from 5:30-8 p.m. at the outdoor terrace of the            local from regional vendors who have become
  Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., 2nd Floor             Rosslyn favorites. Adjacent to the market,
  Terrace. Australian dance champ Michael Rye               shoppers can enjoy a variety of live music during
  will teach the latest moves, and on salsa nights          Rosslyn Lunchtime Concerts held from 11:45
  (June 10 and July 1), area salseras Eileen Torres         a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 24. The lineup
  and Jeri Dembrak will host. Call 703-228-1850.            includes R& B, Pop, Folk, Jazz musicians and
The Arlington Farmers’ Market takes place on
   Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon year round. Located         Chick-fil-A at Ballston Common Mall
   at the intersection of N. Courthouse Road and N.         sponsors weekly “Kids Night” every Tuesday
   14th Street. Visit                                       from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Make a craft to keep, take for more on               home a balloon animal, or have your face
   the market and vendors.                                  painted! Each child will receive a free kids four
                                                            nugget meal with the purchase of any Chick-fil-A
There is a Columbia Pike Farmers Market                     Meal. Chick-fil-A is located inside the food court
   every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pike Park in          of Ballston Common Mall. Call 703-358-9735 or
   front of Rite Aid, at the corner of S. Walter Reed       email at
   Drive and Columbia Pike. Browse fruit, produce,
   meats, plants and more. Visit                          Abrakadoodle Children’s Art Show. June 1-              SATURDAY/JUNE 13                                    30. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, 709 W. Broad St., Falls
                                                                                                                 Triveni: Rhythm of Three. 7 p.m. A presentation of the Indian Dance Educators Association, with
                                                            Church. Features 50 mixed-media works by
                                                                                                                    support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Arlington Cultural Affairs. Where three rivers
Ballston Farmers Market and Lunchtime                       toddler, preschool and school-age Abrakadoodle
                                                                                                                    converge, where three choreographers share a dance conversation, where artists embody the cosmic
   Concerts. The weekly market, now in its fifth            art students from the area. Admission is free.
                                                                                                                    significance of the number 3. Explored through a mosaic of images and sound on a dancer’s canvas.
   year of operation, offers farm-fresh produce and                                                                 $10/students, $7/seniors, $30/family of four. At Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road,
   locally produced foods. Live music is provided                                                                   Arlington. Go to, or call 703-532-5479, 301-617-2712.
   by local musician “Dan The Man.”                       The Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Participating vendors include Baguette Republic,            (WABA) has scheduled a series of free
   Barajas Produce, Farmhouse Flowers and Plants,           Confident City Cycling Classes for 2009.
                                                            The Virginia classes, which are free and open to     Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N.           systems, including human systems has opened at
   Grace’s Pastries, Great Harvest Bread, La                                                                         Quincy St, presents “The Cowboy                       Potomac Overlook Regional Park Nature Center.
   Provençale Cellars, Fleurir Hand Grown                   all, regardless of residency, are designed to
                                                            provide cyclists with the skills they need               Astronomer” now through Sunday, June                  This exhibit examines nature through the lens of
   Chocolates, LMS Vegetable Farm, Red Apron                                                                         7. Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30          energy, drawing attention to the central role
   Butcher Shop, Teaco, Tuckey Mountain Grown,              incorporate bicycling into their daily routines,
                                                            on city streets for errands, commuting, and fun.         p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1:30 & 3 p.m.             that energy plays in our lives. The Energerium is
   Tyson’s Farms, and Walnut Hill Farm. For                                                                          Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior          open to the general public at regular nature
   product details, visit         For more information and on-line registration,
                                                            visit                        citizens and children 12 & younger. Doors open        center hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays –
   farmersmarket.html.                                                                                               15 minutes prior to show time. 703-228-6070.          Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m., Sundays; closed on
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Mondays). Visit to see a
  schedule of upcoming programs.

“Rosa de Dos Aromas (Two-
  Scented Rose),” by Emilio
  Carballido will be presented by
  Teatro de la Luna from May 21-June
  13 at the Gunston Arts Center in
  Arlington. Performances are
  Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday
  matinees at 3 p.m. Friday and
                                            SATURDAY/JUNE 6
  Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30,
  $25, $20.The Gunston Arts Center is       20th Anniversary Concert. 7:30 p.m. The Washington Balalaika Society has been
  at 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Call         celebrating its 20th Anniversary this entire season, winding up with a concert
  703-548-3092;                                extravaganza. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, NVCC, Alexandria Campus,                      3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Tickets $35-$20. Go to
                                               Call 703-549-2010.
The Arlington County Central
  Library will feature 13 Color Field       The Shortie Awards: Student Film                   Band. At the Salvation Army Citadel,
  paintings by local artist, Bryan             and News Festival, 3-5 p.m. At the              518 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Call
  Jernigan, in a show called, “Color           Women in Military Service for                   703-237-5655 or go to
  Therapy,” that will hang from June 1-        America Memorial, at the entrance to  
  30. Jernigan, who is the president of        Arlington National Cemetery.                 Clerestory Choir Concert. 4 p.m.
  the Arlington Artists Alliance, has       Trash and Treasure Sale. At Aurora                 Unitarian Universalist Church of
  been painting for more than 30 years         Hills Senior Center. Browse books,              Arlington. At 4444 Arlington Blvd.,
  and after moving to the area 20 years        DVDs, jewelry and more. 703-228-                Arlington. Directions:
  ago, was struck by the work of               5722.                                  Call 703-892-2135.
  original Washington Color School          King Wilkie. Performing at the Iota. At         Meet the Author event. 4-6 p.m.
  painters including Morris Louis, Gene        9 p.m., to celebrate the release of the         These seven local writers will be
  Davis, Sam Gilliam and Alma                  new disk King Wilkie Presents: The              signing copies of their books: Larry
  Woodsey Thomas. Jernigan also                Wilkie Family Singers.                          Buttram, Austin Camacho, Misha
  teaches Color Field techniques in         Bethel Church Strawberry                           Crews, Patricia Daly-Lipe, Solveig
  Arlington and Northern Virginia              Festival. 3-7 p.m. Hot dogs, side               Eggerz, Veronica Li, and Lina
  through the Arlington Artists                salads, “Bethel Strawberry Special”             Zilionyte. At Busboys and Poets
  Academy. For more information                and homemade desserts for sale in               Restaurant, 4251 S. Campbell Ave.,
  about Jernigan, visit                        the bake sale. At 4347 Arlington                Arlington.               Blvd. Call 703-528-0937.                     Jazz Jam session. At the Episcopal
                                                                                               Church of the Resurrection on
                                                                                               Sundays, June 7, 28 and July 19,
WEDNESDAY/JUNE 3                            SUNDAY/JUNE 7                                      beginning at 7 p.m. featuring the
Concert Band and Singing                    Spring Ensemble Recital. 4 p.m.                    Rick Whitehead Trio. This will be a
  Sergeants. 8 p.m. Air Force                 Free. No reservations. Levine School             listening and playing opportunity for
  Memorial, One Air Force Memorial            of Music’s Virginia campus presents              musicians. Fee: $10. 2280 N.
  Drive, Arlington. Free. Call 202-767-       an ensemble recital with                         Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Call
  5658 or visit          performances by the Metropolitan                 703-768-5821.
“Vegan Soul Kitchen.” 7 p.m. Author           Wind Ensemble and Virginia Big
  event with Bryant Terry, an eco chef,
  food justice activist and author of
  “Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy
  and Creative African-American
  Cuisine. At the Shirlington Branch
”Despite Lupus.” 7-8 p.m. Sara
  Gorman wrote the book, “Despite
  Lupus” to show how people with the
  disease can control it instead of the
  other way around. At ACKC
  Alexandria, 2003-A Mt. Vernon Ave.,

WALKArlington. 6-7 p.m. Free and
   open to public. Begins and ends at
   Gateway Park. Guided tour of
   Rosslyn. Board Chairman Barbara
   Favola will lead. Includes 10 stops
   through Arlington’s gateway
   community and returning in time to
   kick off the second month of
   Rosslyn’s free Outdoor Film Festival,
   “I Love the ‘80s” with a screening of
   “Weird Science” in Gateway Park.
I Love the ‘80s Movies. Rosslyn
   Outdoor Film Festival shows classic
   ‘80s movies such as “Breakfast Club,”

   “Goonies” and more at Newseum
   space, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Free. Visit for more.
”Fly Me to the Moon: An                        Restaurant
   Astronomical Adventure”                    Serving Greek & Italian Cuisine
   presented by the Alexandria Choral
   Society. 8 p.m. Tickets are $20/adult,     Lunch & Dinner
   $10/seniors and students. Children         M-Th: 11 AM - 1 AM                                  Appetizers • Calzones
   under 12 free. At T.C. Williams High       F & Sat: 11 AM - 2 AM
   School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria.      Sun: 11 PM - Midnight                               Salads • Pizza • Gyros
   Tickets may be purchased at the door                                                                      Daily Specials
   or online at, for                                                                           Homemade Soup
   questions, please call 703-548-4734
   or email
Mongol Children’s Festival. 1-6
                                                     (703) 920-7789                                         3255 Columbia Pike,
                                                                                                               Arlington, VA
   p.m. At the Rosslyn Spectrum. Events       Delivery Available        On/Off ABC
   include children ages 5-16 playing
   traditional music, dancing Mongolian
                                              M-Th: 11 AM - 12:30 AM
                                              F & Sat: 11 AM - 1:30 AM   License
                                                                                               2 Greek Salads
                                                                                                                                 3 OFF
                                                                                                                             Any Large Pizza w/
                                              Sun: 11 PM - 11:30 PM (Lunch & Dinner only)
   folkdances, demonstrating                                                                   w/2 Pita Bread                2 or More Toppings
   calligraphy and reciting poetry and                    Dine-in Only. Expires 06/30/09   Dine-in Only. Expires 06/30/09
   essays. Call 703-395-0001.                                                                                                                                  Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 11
                                                                                                                                E-mail          to         arlington@                           2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-                            Ireland’s Four Provinces
                                                                                                                       Deadline is 2                         8646. Live music Saturday, Sunday and                             105 W. Broad St., Falls Church. Visit
                                                                                                                                p.m. the Thursday before publication.                           Monday nights. No cover charge. Shows                    or call
                                                                                                                                Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6407 with                         begin at 9:45 p.m.                               703-534-8999.
                                                                                                                                any questions.                                                  galaxyhut.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  McGinty’s        Public       House
                                                                                                                                Clarendon Ballroom                                              Iota Club and Cafe                                                911 3650 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Life
                                                                                                                                3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-469-                          2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington has live                              music Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30
                                                                                                                                2244.                                shows during the week and on week-                                p.m. No cover charge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                ends.       Call     703-522-8340.                                Tommy Gann, Friday, June 5
                                                                                                                                Clarendon Grill                                                                                Dan Fisk, Saturday, June 6
                                                                                                                                1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, 703-                           Eef      Barzelay       w/Ferraby                                 Scott Kurt, Friday, June 12
                                                                                                                                524-7455. Party D.C.                            Lionheart, Thursday, July 3                                       Eddie Pasa, Saturday, June 13
                                                                                                                                events every Wednesday. Live dance                              The Sketches w/Tony Bernardo,                                     Mike Bowers, Friday, June 19
                                                                                                                                music from 9:30-12:30 a.m., plus micro                          Friday, July 4                                                    Tommy Rothman, Saturday, June 20
                                                                                                                                brews, specials and more. No cover                              Gist w/Secret Pop Band, The                                       Lenny Burridge, Friday, June 26
                                                                                                                                charge. Mondays are Salsa night, with                           Invisibles, Saturday, July 5                                      Inches from Brilliance Duo (Zack
                                                                                                                                free dance lessons and salsa music.                             Joshua James w/Will Dailey, Sun-                                  Ambrose), Saturday, June 27
                                                                                                                                Tuesdays are Poker Night, with free                             day, July 6
                                                                                                                                Texas Hold-’Em tourneys.                                        Federal Reserve Collective, Mon-                                  The State Theater
                                                                                                                                                                                                day, July 7                                                       For more details about Public Events

                   OPEN HOUSES                                                                                                  Cowboy Cafe North
                                                                                                                                4792 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-
                                                                                                                                                                                                JP Hyland, Tuesday, July 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                Open Mic, Wednesday, July 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                Deleted Scenes w/ Gary B and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and      Private     Rentals     visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Box Of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fice is open from Noon - 5 p.m. on
    IN ARLINGTON SAT./SUN. JUNE 6 & 7                                                                                                                                                           Notions, Thursday, July 10                                        Weekdays and Noon - 11 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                Extra Virgin                                                    Justin Jones and the Driving Rain                                 Showdays. Call 703-237-0300. The
                                                                                                                                4053 S. 28th St., Arlington, 703-998-                           w/Sarah White and the Pearls,                                     State Theatre is located at 220 North
                                                                                                                                8474. has acoustic solo or duos music                                                                                             Washington St. (also called Lee High-
                                                                                                                                Wednesday through Saturday nights                               Ireland’s Four Courts                                             way and Rt. 29), Falls Church.
                                                                                                                                starting around 9 p.m. Visit                                    2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-                            Groundation w/Lionize, Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                      3600.                                 July 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                Live music Tuesday through Saturday, 9                            Howard Jones w/Marina V, Sun-
                                                                                                                                Potomac Jazz, Wednesday-Thursday,                               p.m.                                                              day, July 6
                                                                                                                                July 30-31                                                                                                                        ODB’s Brooklyn Zu, Topher Mohr,
                                                                                                                                                                                                David Smith, Thursday-Friday, July 3-                             Nysis, Tuesday, July 8
                                                                                                                                Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restau-                                 4                                                                 Corey Smith w/Shane Hines &
                                                                                                                                rant                                                            Dave Mallen, Saturday, July 5                                     The Trance, Wednesday, July 9
                                                                                                                                555 S. 23rd St., 703-685-0555.                                  Acoustic Open Mic, Sunday, July 6                                 Joan Armatrading w/George
                                                                                                                                Comedy show on Monday nights start-                             David Smith, Tuesday, July 8                                      Stanford, Thursday, July 10
                                                                                                                                ing at 8 p.m. Karaoke on Tuesday,                               Sanford Markley, Wednesday-Satur-                                 The Speaks, Friday, July 11
                                                                                                                                Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights,                           day, July 9-12                                                    Battery w/Degameth, Saturday, July
                                                                                                                                starting at 9. Sunday champagne brunch                          Acoustic Open Mic, Sunday, July 13                                12
                                                                                                                                11 a.m.-3 p.m. Drag shows on Sunday                             David Smith, Tuesday, July 15                                     Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers,
                                                                                                                                nights starting at 9.                                           Hit By Pitch, Wednesday, July 16                                  Wednesday, July 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ronan Kavanagh, Thursday-Satur-
                                                                                                                                Galaxy Hut                                                      day, July 17-19

  1101 Arlington Ridge Road S, 22202 • Open Sunday 12-4                                                                               Visit These Houses of Worship
            #1101, $425,000 • #1207, $649,900,                                                                                             Join A Club, Make New Friends, or Expand Your Horizons...
      Dan McCabe • Coldwell Banker • 571-228-5212                                                                                              Assemblies of God                                                                Churches Lutheran(Missouri, Synod)                  Clarendon Presbyterian Church
                                                                                                                                                                                     Church of God- Anderson, Indiana                                                                         703-527-9513
                                                                                                                                     Arlington Assembly of God...703-524-1667             Church of God...703-671-6726          Our Savior Lutheran Church...703-892-4846
  When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this                                                        Calvary Gospel Church...703-525-6636                                                                                                          Little Falls Presbyterian Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Churches-Nazarene                                   703-538-5230
  Connection Newspaper. For more real estate listings and open houses visit                                                                          Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                             Churches-Episcopal                          Arlington First Church of            Trinity Presbyterian Church...703-536-5600
                                                                                                                                                                                    St Andrew Episcopal Church...703-522-1600, click the Real Estate links on the right side.                                                                 McLean Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                   St George Episcopal Church...703- 525-8286
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Nazarene... 703-525-2516           Westminster Presbyterian ... 703-549-4766
                                                                                                                                                                                     St Johns Episcopal Church...703-671-6834              Church- Brethren                     Churches- Unitarian Universalist
        Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.                                                                                             Buddhism                          St Mary Episcopal Church...703-527-6800       Church of The Brethren...703-524-4100      Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
                                                                                                                                          The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center                    Churches-Episcopal                                                                            703-892-2565
                                                                                                                                                   202-331-2122                                                                             Churches-Baptist
                                                       22201                                                                                   Churches- Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                          St Michael S Episcopal Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arlington Baptist Church...703-979-7344
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cherrydale Baptist Church...703-525-8210
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Churches-United Methodist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Charles Wesley United Methdist
 1938 Daniel St N..............$810,000.....Sun 1-4pm....William Reuther........Long & Foster.............703-402-5900               St. Agnes Catholic Church... 703-525-1166       St Paul Episcopal Church...703-820-2625
                                                                                                                                                                                   St Peter’s Episcopal Church...703-536-6606
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   First Baptist of Ballston...703-525-7824                ...703-356-6336
                                                                                                                                    Cathedral of St Thomas More...703-525-1300                                                     Mt. Zion Baptist Church...703-979-7411     Calvary United Methdist...703-892-5185
                                                       22202                                                                            Our Lady of Lourdes ... 703-684-9261
                                                                                                                                          Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                   St Thomas Episcopal Church...703-442-0330
                                                                                                                                                                                     Trinity Episcopal Church...703-920-7077          Churches -Baptist-Free Will           Cherrydale United Methodist...703-527-2621
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chesterbrook United Methodist
 640 S 22nd St..................$599,000.....Sun 2-4pm....Carol Temple.............Coldwell Banker..........703-568-1100                            703-979-5580                          Churches Lutheran(ELCA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bloss Memorial Free Will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Baptist Church...703-527-7040
                                                                                                                                       St Ann Catholic Church...703-528-6276                                                                                                Clarendon United Methodist...703-527-8574
 1500 S 20th St................$799,900.....Sun 1-4pm....Barbara Wood...........Long & Foster.............703-599-6482              St. Charles Catholic Church...703-527-5500
                                                                                                                                                                                     Advent Lutheran Church...703-521-7010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Community United Methodist...703-527-1085
                                                                                                                                                                                      Faith Lutheran Church...703-525-9283              Churches- Presbyterian
 1101 Arl. Ridge Rd S #1101...$425,000.....Sun 12-4pm..Daniel McCabe..........Coldwell Banker..........571-228-5212                             Church of Christ                     German Lutheran Church...703-276-8952     Arlington Presbyterian Church...703-920-5660 Mt. Olivet United Methodist...703-527-3934
                                                                                                                                                                                   Resurrection Lutheran Church...703-532-5991                                                Trinity United Methodist...703-356-3312
 1101 Arl. Ridge Rd S #1207...$649,900.....Sun 12-4pm..Daniel McCabe..........Coldwell Banker..........571-228-5212                 Arlington Church of Christ...703-528-0535                                                       Church of Covenant ... 703-524-4115
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walker Chapel United Methodist
                                                       22203                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ...703-538-5200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Churches- United Church of Christ
 5327 N 5th St..................$739,000.....Sun 1-4pm....Ingrid Wooten...........Long & Foster.............703-309-0411                                                                                                                                                           Bethel United Church of Christ
                                                       22204                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rock Spring Congregational
 3904 7th St S..................$587,000.....Sun 1-4pm....Derek Blain...............Keller Williams............703-587-7132                               SUNDAY LITURGY SCHEDULE:              DAILY EUCHARIST:                                                               United Church of Christ...703-538-4886

 4515 4th St S..................$759,900.....Sun 1-4pm....Pat Day.....................McEnearney................703-850-7934                              Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM               Weekdays                                                                                   Metaphysical
                                                                                                                                                          Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM          Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM & 8:30 AM                                                    Arlington Metaphysical Chapel
                                                       22205                                                                                              1:30 PM Spanish Liturgy               Saturday, 8:30 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Presbyterian Church
 2207 Greenbrier St N....$1,295,000.....Sat/Sun 1-4pm...Florann Audia............Long & Foster.............703-402-9127                                   5312 North 10th Street        All Are                                                                                       in America Churches
 5219 22nd St N............$1,195,000.....Sat/Sun 1-4pm...Florann Audia............Long & Foster.............703-402-9127                                 Arlington Virginia 22205     Welcome!                                                                               Christ Church of Arlington...703-527-0420
 6367 12th Pl N................$699,900.....Sun 1-4pm....Dave Lloyd................Weichert.....................703-593-3204                              Parish Office: (703) 528-6276                                                                                            Synagogues - Conservative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Congregation Etz Hayim...703-979-4466
                                                       22207                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Synagogues - Orthodox
 2414 George Mason Dr....$820,000.....Sun 1-4pm....Derek Blain...............Keller Williams............703-587-7132                                   PARISH WEBSITE:                                                                                                           Fort Myer Minyan...703-863-4520

 4613 N 15th St................$599,999.....Sun 1-4pm....Jackie McLaughlin....Long & Foster.............703-284-9321                                                                                                                      Chabad Luvavitch of Alexandria-Arlington
 2344 Taylor St N..............$995,000.....Sun 1-4pm....Lisa Koch..................Weichert ....................703-527-3300                                                                                                                                                    Synagogue - Reconstructionist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kol Ami, the North Virginia
                                                       22209                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reconstructionist Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ... 571-271-8387
 1599 Colonial Terr........$1,295,000.....Sun 1-4pm....Edward Berenbaum...Century 21..................703-589-8245
 1529 Colonial Terr N........$589,000.....Sun 1-4pm....John Eric ................. Wash Fine Prop...........703-798-0097                                          Westover Baptist Church
       For an Open House Listing Form,                                                                                                                             Wednesday Prayer Service 2:00 PM                                                    1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive
   call Deb Funk at 703-518-4631 or e-mail                                                                                                                         Sunday 9:30 AM Sunday School                                                            703-237-8292
                                                                                                                                                                        & 11:00 AM Worship                                                   
      All listings due by Monday at 3 P.M.                                                                                           To highlight your Faith Community call Karen at 703-917-6468
12 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

On the Prom Bus

                                                                            Photos by Louise Krafft/The Connection
 Yorktown High School seniors: Michael Schmidt and Marley Furlong, Beau Buchanan                                                  The “Prom Bus” is ready to roll. Beau Buchanan and four
and Freya Schemm, Logan Saunders and Liz Butcher, Mick Rivera and Katie Burger                                                   friends refurbished the bus for their senior prom last
and Avery Hill and Nick Netting.                                                                                                 Friday evening, May 29.

Leah McKay, Irv and Brenda Schindler, Beau Buchanan and Shari Mead                                         Kelly Duncan, Weyem Kobrasly and Andrew Leach talk with friends at a
try out one of the newly converted seats on the back of the bus.                                           pre-prom party hosted by the Rivera’s.
      School Notes
   The Kitah Gimel (Third Grade)               The 257-page anthology contains po-      Sara Nourian of Arlington won a          ence degree.                             school arts programs in the Washington
Religious School students of Con-           ems and stories written by Nottingham     2009 Award of Achievement from the                                                  D.C. area chosen for the grant. The stu-
gregation Etz Hayim will celebrate their    students during the school year and is    Virginia Society of Certified Public Ac-     Monica Sattler of Arlington re-        dents have been studying the concerto
end of year in a Kabbalat Siddur cer-       part of Nottingham’s Knight Writer Ex-    countants. Each year, the VSCPA            ceived a commencement award at           grosso form, and the Wolftrap grant has
emony marking their knowledge of            emplary Project.                          recognizes top graduating accounting       Bryant University’s 146th Commence-      made it possible for Ms. Pohl to hire
Hebrew and readiness to begin an ear-          During Writer’s Night, local authors   seniors from Virginia high schools, com-   ment on Saturday, May 16. She won the    three professional string players to join
nest study of Torah on Sunday, June 7       Jacqueline Jules and Moira Rose           munity colleges and 4-year universities    Global Studies Award for outstanding     with the orchestra in a performance of
at 10 a.m. Congregation Etz Hayim is the    Donahue as well as Nottingham parent      statewide. Sara attends Marymount          achievement in global studies. She was   a complete concerto grosso by
only Conservative synagogue in Arlington,   authors Jerry Gidner, Kimberly Suiters    University.                                awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Global     Archangelo Corelli.
at 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington.         and John DiConsiglio are scheduled to                                                Studies, summa cum laude.                   The performance will take place at
                                            read from their works. For more infor-      The following students have                                                       the orchestra’s Spring Concert on Thurs-
  Nottingham Elementary School              mation, contact 703-228-6004.             graduated from Excelsior College.             The Wakefield High School Or-         day, May 28, at 7 p.m. in the Wakefield
will host its first annual Writers’ Night                                               ❖ Jonathan R. Jack, a resident of        chestra has received a $2,500 grant      auditorium (4901 S. Chesterfield Street,
to unveil their book, “The Nottingham         Jessica Brewster Oxley of Arling-       Arlington, has earned a Bachelor of Sci-   from the Wolftrap Educational Founda-    Arlington). The concert is free and open
Knight Writer: A Student Anthology” on      ton earned a bachelor of arts degree in   ence degree.                               tion to promote student achievement in   to the public. Members of the Wolftrap
June 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. Nottingham is       sociology and government from               ❖ Kathie A. Kramer, a resident of        the arts. Director Gene Pohl and the     Foundation will attend and speak dur-
located at 5900 Little Falls Road.          Wofford College on May 17.                Arlington, has earned a Bachelor of Sci-   Wakefield orchestra were one of 12       ing the event.                                                                                                                               Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 13
                                                                                                                                                               Arlington Connection Sports Editor Mark Giannotto

    Sports                                                                                                                                                   703-917-6409 or

                                                                                                                                   Yorktown boys soccer closes year as most
A Soccer About Face                                                                                                                successful National District spring sport.
         By Mark Giannotto
                 The Connection
                                                                                                                                                                                                             By the Numbers
                                                                                                                                                                                                             9: Number of wins in Patriots last 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                             games of the season
             sked how to describe the                                                                                                                                                                        6: Consecutive victories before a regional

A            beginning parts of his
             senior season earlier this
             spring, Yorktown captain
Seamus Hooban tried to avoid be-
ing too harsh about the Patriots 1-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             semifinal loss to Westfield last Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                             3: Consecutive National District
                                                                                                                                                                                                             tournament titles
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2.25: Average number of goals in last 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1: Number of wins through first eight
                                                                                                                                                                                                             games of the season
4-3 start to the year. After a mo-                                                                                                                                                                           0.75: Average number of goals through
ment of consideration, his answer                                                                                                                                                                            first eight games of season
goes to show just how unlikely a
run his Yorktown team made to                                                                                                             within the half’s first few minutes.
become the most successful Na-                                                                                                            First it was Wynton Rose’s long dis-
tional District team in any sport this                                                                                                    tance shot that sailed just over the
spring.                                                                                                                                   crossbar and set up two separate
   “It was poor,” said Hooban. “Go-                                                                                                       corner kicks. Then senior Sergio
ing into the season, we had a lot of                                                                                                      Mejia fired a left-footed shot that
talent. It just took us awhile to play                                                                                                    was saved by Westfield goalie Ryan
that way.”                                                                                                                                Krum.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Courtesy of Susie Little
   And even though the Patriots sea-                                                                                                        “We had three chances in the first
son came to a close in the North-                                                                                                         10 minutes that should have been
ern Region semifinals for a second-                                                                                                       goals,” said coach David Wood.
consecutive year — this time with                                                                                                         “The kid made some good saves
a 2-0 loss to Westfield — that aw-                                                                                                        and I think that’s why we’re on the
ful beginning seems a long way off                                                                                                        losing side. I think if one of those
now.                                                                                                                                      goes in, we win the game.”
   The Patriots entered last Wednes-                                                                                                        Westfield took advantage of
day having won nine                                                                                                                       Yorktown’s missed opportunities
of their previous 11                                           Yorktown senior captain Seamus Hooban helped the Patriots                  midway through the second stanza.
matches, including a    “Going into the season,                author a remarkable turnaround this season, making it all the The Bulldogs’ Sean Murnane, this
six-game winning                                               way to the regional semifinals after starting the season 1-4-3.            year’s Northern Region Player of
streak that had car-    we had a lot of talent. It                                                                                        the Year and club teammate of
ried them to a third-
straight National Dis-
                        just took us awhile to                 season with ankle in- a rematch of a 2-0 regular season loss Herrera, collected a thru ball in the offen-
                                                               juries and missed the against Westfield. But early on in the first sive zone and tried to elude the grasp of
trict title and a spot
in the regional semi-
                        play that way.”                        regional finals with a half, Yorktown looked to be the Bulldogs goalie Max Von Schrader rather than fire a
                                                               knee injury suffered equal.                                        shot past him. Von Schrader got his hand
finals — a distinction     — Yorktown senior Seamus Hooban in Yorktown’s first-         Both teams had only a few first-half on the ball but Murnane kept the posses-
no other National                                              round regional win chances as each felt their way around the sion and somehow circled around to aim
District team in any sport this spring can over Lee.                                  Madison High School turf field, which had an odd angle shot perfectly in between three
lay claim to.                                                                         smaller dimensions than the usual soccer Yorktown defenders that had set up a wall
   Much of that was done without last year’s THE PATRIOTS got to the regional semi- pitch.                                        on the goal mouth with their keeper scram
Northern Region Player of the Year Alex finals thanks to a tense, 2-1 victory over      But Yorktown broke through after half-
Herrera, who played just four games this Centreville in the quarterfinals, setting up time, generating several opportunities                       See Yorktown, Page 15

        Arlington Sports Briefs
Better Sports                                                                                                               Grunberger was named coach of the year.
                                                                                                                               The following student-athletes won spe-
                                                                                                                                                                             awards: Bailey Kowalski, softball (Swanson
                                                                                                                                                                             Middle School): Nick Yore, baseball
Club Banquet                                                                                                                cific high school awards: Colin Milon, base-
                                                                                                                            ball (O’Connell); LaNia Charity, girls’ bas-
                                                                                                                                                                             (Williamsburg Middle School) Kiko
                                                                                                                                                                             Murphy-Apgar, boys’ lacrosse (Swanson);
                                                                                    Photo by Louise Krafft/The Connection

   The Better Sports Club of Arlington held                                                                                 ketball (Yorktown); Simon Kilday, boys’          Rachel Aldefer, girls’ lacrosse (Rivendell
its annual end-of-the-year awards banquet                                                                                   basketball (Yorktown); Anna Butt,                Middle School).
last week and numerous local sports con-                                                                                    cheerleading (Washington-Lee); Megan                The Better Sports Club is a private, non-
tributors were honored in conjunction with                                                                                  Fitzpatrick, girls’ cross country (O’Connell);   profit Virginia corporation, founded in 1957
the event. The highest award of the night,                                                                                  Luke Malley, boys’ cross country (W-L); Carl     to support community youth sports activi-
the Sportsman of the Year, went to long-                                                                                    Katz, football (O’Connell); Chris Ceconi,        ties.
time Arlington Soccer Association Executive                                                                                 golf (O’Connell); Elizabeth Dean, girls’ la-
Director Mac McLaughlin. McLaughlin was
hired as executive director of ASA in 1973.
                                                                                                                            crosse (Yorktown); Keegan Weaver, boys’
                                                                                                                            lacrosse (O’Connell); Elena Ponds, girls’
                                                                                                                                                                             Yorktown Coach
   In addition, Marymount University ath-
letic director and women’s basketball coach
                                                                                                                            crew (H-B Woodlawn); Ellis Carpenter,
                                                                                                                            boys’ crew (Yorktown); Danielle Corey, girls’
Bill Finney was inducted into the Arlington                                                                                 soccer (O’Connell); Rodrick Likonko, boys’         It was announced last week that after two
Sports Hall of Fame. USA Today columnist                                                                                    soccer (Wakefield); Lauren Martir, softball      successful seasons, Yorktown girls’ basket-
Christine Brennan was a guest speaker                                                                                       (Wakefield); Maren Taylor, girls’ swim/dive      ball coach Kim Cordell will be moving to
while local sportscaster Ken Mease served       Yorktown’s Kyle Toulouse was a                                              (Yorktown); Michael Flach, boys’ swim/dive       Uganda with her husband. The school is
as master of ceremonies.                        star for the Patriots football,                                             (O’Connell); Lydia Getachew, girls’ tennis       now accepting applications for the vacant
   In the local high school ranks, Yorktown’s   basketball, and baseball teams this                                         (Yorktown); Kimsue Grant, girls’ track (W-       position of head varsity girls’ basketball
Kyle Toulouse was named male athlete of         season and was honored as the                                               L); Sarah Patricia Bayliff, girls’ volleyball    coach.
the year, while Wakefield’s Veronica Paz was    Better Sports Club of Arlington’s                                           (W-L); Johnathan Carpenter, wrestling              Those interested should fax resumes to
recognized as the female athlete of the year.   male high school athlete of the                                             (O’Connell).                                     Mike Krulfeld at 703-228-5409 or email at
Yorktown girls’ lacrosse coach Robin            year as a result.                                                              The following received youth athlete

14 ❖ Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009                                                                                                                                                            
Courtesy of Susie Little

                                                                                                                                             $50 OFF
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                           Yorktown seniors Seamus Hooban (13) and Sergio Mejia (9) celebrate the Patriots                                        Available
                           unlikely National District title win three weeks ago. By advancing to the regional
                           semifinals, the Yorktown boys’ soccer team made it further than every other National
                           District team in any spring sport.

A Yorktown Turn-around
From Page 14                                           following those three midseason thrashings, Wood
                                                       inserted some more experienced players into the
  bling back into position.                            lineup. The difference didn’t come in goals or talent,
  Senior Jack Rafferty would add a beautiful 22-yard but rather chemistry.
left-footed fireball of a shot in the waning minutes      “It’s hard to have a couple guys come together in
to seal the deal, giving Westfield a 2-0 victory and a the span of maybe a week and put it all together,”
spot in the regional finals, a                                                said Shamus. “It’s more about                                             A   H E A LT H Y            B A L A N C E
game the Bulldogs lost to                                                     bonding and getting to know
Robinson this past weekend.
Yorktown also lost to Westfield,
                                                    “They’ve set the          one another, and then it be-
                                                                              comes almost second nature.”
2-0, during the regular season.                     standard for what we        And though Wood has 20
                                                                              players returning next year,
THE FIVE SENIORS, though,                           expect at this school.”   some of whom got significant
won’t be remembered for that                                                  playing experience since the
last loss. Those on the team
                                      —Yorktown coach David Wood on Patriots suffered a litany of in-
point to a stretch before spring           his five-member senior class juries over the course of the
break, in which the Patriots                                                  year, he won’t soon forget the
reached their low point with three-consecutive losses recovery from that less than stellar start to the sea-
to rivals Wakefield, Edison, and Washington-Lee by son and the three-consecutive district titles his se-
a combined 13-1 score as the turning point that made nior class was able to produce.
the late-season run possible.                             “They’ve set the standard for what we expect at
  Wood also made some lineup adjustments. Early this school,” he said. “They’ve done great the last
on, Yorktown was starting six underclassmen, but three years.”

                                School Notes
  Arlington Career Center early child-                 Ithaca, N.Y., May 24.                     miere in Vienna on May 1-3. The fol-
hood teachers Ruth Bilodeau and                                                                  lowing students placed in the following
Carol Show received one of three Vir-                    Emily Johnston of Arlington re-         competitions: Matt Gallager, Alex
ginia Governor’s Career and Technical                  ceived a Bachelor of Science in Graphic   Matta, and Chris Edwards placed 1st in
Education Exemplary Standards                          & Visual Communication from Lynn          Engineering Design , Emily Mitchell
Awards. The award was established this                 University in the commencement cer-       placed 2nd in Technical Sketching and       3600 S. Glebe Road, Suite 120
year through Virginia’s National Gover-                emony Saturday, May 9.                    Application, and Ross Sylvestri placed in   Above Harris Teeter, facing the courtyard
nors’ Association (NGA) grant. Bilodeau                                                          the top 10 finalists of both Career Com-
and Show will receive a banner to dis-                   Nora Kelleher of Arlington will         parisons and Future Technology
play at their school and a $5,000 cash                 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in    Teacher.                                    (703) 414-0808
award for continued program improve-                   Hotel and Restaurant Administration
ment. Awards will be presented during                  with the Class of 2009 during Com-
the CTE Summer Professional Institute                  mencement ceremonies in Ithaca, N.Y.,        Dr. Linda McKenna Gulyn of Ar-
on Aug. 4.                                             May 24.                                   lington, chair of Marymount University’s
                                                                                                 Undergraduate Psychology Department,
  Marianne Mckinnon Moore of                              Yorktown High School competed          received the Robert A. Draghi Outstand-
Arlington graduated with a Bachelor of                 at the statewide Technosphere compe-      ing Faculty Award on May 9 at
Arts in English with the Class of 2009                 tition of the Technology Student          Marymount’s Recognition Day, which
during Commencement ceremonies in                      Association (TSA) at the Sheraton Pre-    precedes Commencement.                                                                                                                                      Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 15
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                                                                               116 Childcare Avail. 116 Childcare Avail. 116 Childcare Avail. 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
      Oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, basil,
                                                           NEWSPAPERS                                                                                           TRUSTEE'S SALE
 mint; some of the home-grown herbs and
 spices a few of our friends are grow-                                                                                                                              OF VALUABLE

 ing/cultivating; with distinction, from what                                                                                                                IMPROVED REAL ESTATE

 I’ve heard. And as I was listening to the ebb
                                                                                                                                             Improved by the premises known as
 and flow of how their gardens grow, I could
 not imagine for a moment, why in the
                                                                S                                                                            3533 Valeview Drive, Oakton, Virginia
 world I would ever undertake such an
 endeavor. Nevertheless, the passion and
 enthusiasm with which these friends were
                                                         CLA                                                                                     In execution of a Deed of Trust from Michael Cole and
                                                                                                                                         Susan Benikas, dated July 24, 2002, and recorded August 5,
                                                                                                                                         2002, in Deed Book 13181 at page 1017 among the Land Re-
                                                                                                                                         cords of Fairfax County, Virginia, the undersigned substitute
 discussing their gardening gains — and                                                                                                  trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the front entrance
 losses, was so heartfelt, so filled with convic-
 tion, I couldn’t help but be drawn into the
                                                        For Local…                                                                       of the Judicial Center for Fairfax County, at 4110 Chain Bridge
                                                                                                                                         Road, Fairfax, Virginia, on

                                                                                                                                             Monday, June 8, 2009
      And the conversation was wide-ranging,            •Employment                                                                          At 11:00 a.m.
 too, gardening wise; from south-facing, to                                    21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
 potting, to planting, to trimming and prun-            •Employees                                                                       the following property being the property contained in said
                                                                                                                                         Deed of Trust, described as follows:
 ing, to plant-life expectancy, to harvesting,
 to the impact of weather and watering. The             •Services                                                                        Lot 36, Section 4-C, Valewood Manor Subdivision, as the
                                                                                                                                         same appears duly dedicated, platted and recorded in Deed
                                                                                                                                         Book 5534 at page 1575, among the Land Records of Fairfax
 tips/anecdotes/words-to-the-wise just kept
 coming. As for the words to the stupid
                                                        •Entertainment                                                                   County, Virginia.

                                                                                                                                         Commonly known as 3533 Valeview Drive, Oakton, Virginia
 (yours truly) all I could do was ask questions
 and listen in amazement as these friends
                                                        •Announcements                                                                   22124.

 spoke about the care and feeding, locally, of
 these centuries-old and historically popular
                                                        •Real Estate                                                                              TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $5,000.00 or ten per-
                                                                                                                                         cent (10%) of the sale price, whichever amount is less, in the
                                                                                                                                         form of cash or its equivalent will be required of the purchaser
 spices. The conversation sounded similar to            •Cars                                                                            at the time and place of sale; the balance of the purchase mon-
                                                                                                                                         ey being due and payable within fifteen (15) days after sale,
 many I’ve had about sports; using past, pre-                                                                                            time expressly being of the essence, with interest at the rate of
 sent and imperfect examples of players, per-           •Trucks                                                                          3.25 percent per annum from date of sale to date of
                                                                                                                                         settlement. Provided, however, that if the holder of the se-
 formances, statistics, tendencies, champion-                                                                                            cured promissory note is the successful bidder at the sale, no
 ships, etc., rather than planting location,            •Vans                                                                            cash deposit shall be required, and part of or the entire indebt-
                                                                                                                                         edness, including interest and costs, secured by the Deed of
 depth, proximity, and too many other plant-
 ing considerations lost in translation, to
                                                        •RV’s                                                                            Trust, may be set off against the purchase price.

                                                                                                                                                 Any defaulting purchaser shall forfeit the deposit and
 determine an appropriate course of
                                                        •Boats                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                                                                                                                                         stand the risk and cost of resale.

                                                                                                                                                 Sale shall be made subject to all existing easements
      As I listened, and unfortunately didn’t
 really learn, since it was established that my
                                                        •Pets                                                                            and restrictive covenants as the same may lawfully affect the
                                                                                                                                         real estate. Sale is further subject to mechanic's and/or materi-
                                                                                                                                         alman's liens of record and not of record. The property will be
 life didn’t really depend on the outcome,              •Yard Sales                                                                      sold subject to all conditions, covenants, restrictions, rights of
                                                                                                                                         redemption of federal lienholders or encumbrances, and agree-
 (which if it did, it was suggested, I might pay
 more sincere attention), I nonetheless mar-            •Crafts                                                                          ments of record affecting the same, if any.

                                                                                                                                                 In the event the undersigned trustee is unable to con-
 veled at the depth of information that our
 friends possessed on the subject, informa-             •Hobbies                                                                         vey to the purchaser good title, then purchaser's sole and ex-
                                                                                                                                         clusive remedy shall be in the refund of the deposit paid at the
 tion I presumed existed, but never previ-                                                                                               time of sale.

 ously bore witness to.                                 •And More!                                                                               This sale is being made subject to a superior trust.
      It never ceases to surprise me the things;                                                                                                 The subject property and all improvements thereon will
 categories, hobbies, avocations, vocations,
 pursuits, that people are into, and aware of,            For All                                                                        be sold in "as is" condition without warranty of any kind. Pur-
                                                                                                                                         chaser shall be responsible for any and all building and/or zon-
                                                                                                                                         ing code violations whether of record or not of record, as well
 most of which are usually beyond my com-
 prehension — and grasp, quite frankly. And
 it’s not that I’m stupid when I sit and listen
                                                            Your                                                                         as for all unpaid and enforceable homeowners' or condomini-
                                                                                                                                         um owners' association dues and assessments, if any. Pur-
                                                                                                                                         chaser also

 cluelessly; it’s more that I’m incredulous
 how little I know about so many subjects,
                                                        Advertising                                                                      shall be responsible for obtaining possession of the property at
                                                                                                                                         his/her expense. Purchaser shall assume the risk of loss and
                                                                                                                                         shall be responsible for any damage, vandalism, theft, destruc-
                                                                               21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
 one of which was discussed this particular
 evening: the trials and tribulations — and
                                                         Needs…                                                                          tion, or the like, of or to the property occurring after the time of
                                                                                                                                         sale. Conveyance will be by special warranty deed. Convey-
                                                                                                                                         ancing, recording, transfer taxes, notary fees, examination of ti-
 rewards, of growing herbs and spices in                                                                                                 tle, state stamps, and all other costs of conveyance are to be
                                                                                                                                         at the expense of purchaser. State and local taxes, public
 your own backyard. Who knew there would
 be such back and forth — and such knowl-
                                                         It Works.                                                                       charges, and special or regular assessments, if any, shall be
                                                                                                                                         adjusted to the date of sale and thereafter shall be assumed by
                                                                                                                                         the purchaser.
 edge, about such things? Not me (in case
 you didn’t know that previous sentence was                Week                                                                                    The undersigned trustee unconditionally reserves the
                                                                                                                                         right: (i) to waive the deposit requirement; (ii) to approve or dis-
      And though I am now not the least bit             After Week.                                                                      approve the creditworthiness of any bidder and/or purchaser;
                                                                                                                                         (iii) to withdraw the property from sale at any time prior to ter-
                                                                                                                                         mination of the bidding; (iv) to extend the time for bidding; (v)
 interested in tilling the soil at “Belly Acres,”                                                                                        to reject any or all bids; (vi) to postpone or set over the date or
 (our two-acre, non-ancestral home), I am
 nevertheless intrigued by the possibility. The             703                                                                          time of sale; and (vii) to extend the period of time for settlement

 only problem I foresee, other than all the
 obvious problems that you readers foresee,
                                                         917-6400                                                                              Additional terms and conditions of sale may be an-
                                                                                                                                         nounced at the time of sale.

 is what exactly would I do with all the herbs                                                                                                        DAVID N. PRENSKY
                                                                                                                                                                 Substitute Trustee
 and spices if I were able to actually grow
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           9 Land                    21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                               When did you realize the extent of
       I BUY LAND                                                                                    When you were deployed to Iraq,                  your injuries?
   phone/fax 703-690-6969
                                                                                                     was there a difference between                     They would continually manifest them-
                                                                                                     what you envisioned and what you                 selves. At first, I really didn’t know what to
      15 Getaways
                                                                                                     saw?                                             think. Then as the headaches started get-
 Looking for a vacation                                                                                Well I didn’t have time to envision much       ting worse, I started getting a little bit more
  or summer retreat?                                                                                 because I graduated the school of infantry,      concerned as my memory grew worse. Af-
 Stay along the Chesapeake
 Bay – come to the Tides Inn                                                                         and two weeks later I was in Iraq. So I liter-   ter my second deployment on a ship
 in Irvington, Virginia. Great
  location for family gather-
                                                                                                     ally finished up my initial training and was     through the Gulf of Aden and the Persian
   ings/reunions, weddings,                                                                          sent to the next deploying unit. So I didn’t     Gulf I saw doctors about the headaches and
   anniversary celebrations
 and association events. We                                                                          have much time to have a preconceived            the migraines and the loss of memory and
   might be closer than you                                                                          notion about what to expect.                     things like that. In January 2008, I had a
     think! Take a look at: Call Ally                                                                                                                          doctor diagnose me with traumatic brain
   Ward at: 804.438.4415 –
     ask about our “Family
                                                                                        What was your first impression of                             injury. I continued in training for a third
  Summer Sizzler” package                                                               Fallujah?                                                     deployment. I was going to go back to Iraq.
                                                                                          Kind of one of disbelief, like “Oh my God,                  But in March 2008, my doctors and my com-
      26 Antiques                                                                       I’m in Iraq.” There was fear and apprehen-                    mand decided it would not be a good idea
                                                                                        sion, of course — all those things that come                  for me to deploy again.
 We consign/pay top $ for            21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements with being in a combat zone. But more of
  antique/semi antique furn.
   including mid century &                                                              wondering how I would do. A lot of times                      What is it like to live with trau-
     danish modern Teak
  furniture, sterling, mens                                                             people wonder who they are going to be.                       matic brain injury?
 watches, painting/art glass,
   clocks, jewelry, costume
                                                                                        When that person flies downrange at you,                        Short-term memory loss is probably one
  jewelry, etc. Call Schefer                                                            are you going to be the one hiding or are                     of the biggest things for me. I have a loss of
 Antiques @ 703-241-0790.
                                                                                        you going to be the one who is willing to                     train of thought, and the inability to grasp
                                                                                        take the risk and fight back. So I was kind                   words — sometimes you know the word but
     28 Yard Sales
                                                                                        of curious in some kind of sick and twisted                   you just can’t grasp it. And the migraine
 Flea Market Tysons Corner
  Sat 9-4 buy/sell at the Old
                                                                                        way. I was in four major firefights and some                  headaches happen about three times a
  Easterns building on Rt 7,                                                            smaller ones as well.                                         week.
 8590 Leesburg Pike Vienna,
       Vendors welcome!
    (for info) 301-689-1992                                                                          What was Fallujah like?                          How did you come to be an advo-
Great Falls, Locust Hill Nhbrhd                                                                        It’s so unlike anything you’d ever see in      cate for disabled veterans?
Garage Sales. Sat 6/6, 9-1 R/S. Rt                                                                   the United States that it’s very difficult to
7 West fr Dulles Toll Rd. Turn R                                                                                                                        After I was diagnosed and they found I
    on Trotting Horse Lane.                                                                          describe it. You’re looking at a city that’s a   was non-deployable, they put me in the
                                                                                                     shell of what it used to be. It’s bombed out,    Wounded Warrior Battalion down at Camp
  29 Misc. for Sale                                                                                  and there are plenty of people living in pov-    Lejeune. When I got there I started to keep
Roanoke Buffet Server 18 x                                                                           erty. And it’s a culture so vastly different     journals of what my doctors were telling
54 serving area, 36” height 2
doors and 4 drawers $200/obo                                                                         than our own. Let me put it this way: It         me for treatment so I’d remember what they
Sea Island honey pine twin                                                                           wouldn’t be a place I would go for summer        had to say because I found that I was for-
bed includes mattress/box-
spring. Trad. beadboard                                                                              vacation.                                        getting things a lot. Eventually people
insets, ball finials & turned
legs. Inc headboard, foot-                                                                                                                            would start asking me for advice as they
board, wood rails & slats.                                                                           What prompted the firefights you                 were starting their retirement process. And
$300/obo 240-993-9947 or                                                                                  were in?                                         I was able to start giving them guidance
                                                                                                       The four major firefights we were in were      because of my journal. When I retired from
    101 Computers                                                                                    always assaults on our position. We would        the Marines, I was using a program through
                                                                                                     be in some sort of secured position where        the Wounded Warrior Project called War-
           HDI                                                                                       we were stopped or held up, and then they        riors to Work to find a civilian job. And one
      FOR INDIVIDUALS                                                                                would launch an attack on us. We would           day I was contacted by the director of that
   JENNIFER O. SMITH                                                                                 retaliate, and basically do our best to deci-    program, and he asked me if I would inter-
 COMPUTER CONSULTANT                                                                                 mate the enemy,                                  ested in applying for a job as a government
 ➣ TRAINING                                                                                                                                           policy intern.
 ➣ INSTALLATION                                                                                      Describe what it’s like to be in a
 ➣ TROUBLE-                                                                                          firefight.                                       Describe your current position as a
                                                                                                       I think that’s pretty much impossible.         government policy intern.
   BEAST FOR YOU                                                                                     There’s no real descriptive word that can           It kind of opened my eyes and the door
 Serving Area Since 1995                                                                             encompass that. It’s a very surreal situation.   to the policy side of things. I didn’t think I
                                                                                                     There’s a lot of adrenaline. I think that        knew all that much about veterans’ benefits,
 (703) 765-2222                                                                                      would be a good way to put it. You are re-       but apparently I did. So I started realizing
                                                                                                     acting by your training. It’s almost like you    gaps where the problems are. I talked to
                                                                                                     are thinking but you’re not. You’re react-       friends to see what kind of problems they
   PERSONAL                                                                                          ing.
   COMPUTER                                                                                                                                           were having, and I would convey those
    SERVICES                                                                                                                                          problems to congressional leaders.
    for Individuals &                                                                                Did you become injured in any of
    Small Businesses                                                                                 these firefights?                                What kinds of policy reforms need
  ✓ Advice on Equipment
  ✓ Set Up and Configuration                                                                            Yes, although I was never medevaced. I        to happen?
  ✓ Installation                                                                                     was injured in the second and most major            I’ve pointed out problems with the medi-
  ✓ Troubleshooting
  ✓ Tutorials and Instruction                                                                        firefight. It wasn’t a severe enough injury      cal evaluation system for the military re-
  ✓ General Help                                                                                     that it took me out of the fight at the time.    tirement. Individuals who aren’t at Walter
  ComputerMan                                                                                        I had an RPG explode in front of me, and         Reed or Bethesda have to go through a com-
  703-535-3254                                                                                       that put some shrapnel into my helmet. That      pletely different system than the ones who

                                      E-mail:                    temporarily knocked me unconscious. It
                                                                                                     was something I didn’t see as serious at the
                                                                                                                                                      are there. They have to go through two dif-
                                                                                                                                                      ferent evaluation systems that are very con-
                                                                                                     time but compounded with the multiple IED        voluted and confusing. We’re asking indi-
                                                                                                     attacks that I’ve been through did cause         viduals with memory issues who don’t have
                                                                                                     traumatic brain injury.                          extreme organization skills do this.                                                                                                                     Arlington Connection ❖ June 3-9, 2009 ❖ 19
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