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Opening Up a Closed World
Autistic children learn, play and make friends
at St. George’s United Methodist camp.
By Bonnie Hobbs University’s program for board-certified
The Connection behavioral analysts (BCBA) worked with
the autistic children to teach them social-
itchell and Elijah didn’t ization skills. Robinson Secondary students
M know each other before served as teachers’ aides in the classrooms.
last week. But they became Shannon McGrail, of Fairfax’s Kings Park
friends when both at- West community, conceived of the camp,
tended a camp for autistic children at St. and Ted Hoch, a behavioral analyst on staff
George’s United Methodist Church in at GMU supported the idea. They then e-
Fairfax. mailed several United Methodist churches
That, alone, is a big accomplishment, be- in Fairfax County and St. George’s re-
cause Elijah is a typical boy and Mitchell sponded, donating its space for free.
has autism. If not for the camp, they might The campers were from a nonprofit, au-
never have met. But tism support group,
because of it, Parents of Autistic
Mitchell not only
made a buddy, but
“If you can share, you Children of North-
ern Virginia (POAC-
learned a wealth of can have a friend.” NoVa). McGrail,
socialization skills. who has an 8-year-
“It’s the first so-
— Shannon McGrail, director, PVBIA old autistic son, is
cialization camp in the director of
the area,” said Karen Emmons, director of PVBIA (POAC-NoVa Verbal Behavior In-
Discipleship Ministries at St. George’s. structor Academy) and ran the camp.
“We’ve had several, special-needs children Some 137 children participated, includ-
in the church, including autistic children, ing 89 campers with autistism. Activities
Photo by Louise Krafft/The Connection
and we saw this camp as a marvelous thing included emotional charades to help an
to help happen.” autistic child determine whether another
Running from June 29-July 3, the camp person is happy or sad. Children also took
was open to children ages 4-13, with the nature hikes, learned how to share board
classes and children organized according to games and had water-balloon fights, just for
abilities and age. Autistic children were fun.
paired with non-autistic children who acted “The autistic children had to bring in their
as their role models for appropriate behav- favorite item and learn to share it with an-
ior. other child, which is difficult for them,” said
“Fully one-third of them weren’t verbal, McGrail. “But sharing is an important con-
but it’s amazing what everyone did to help cept for our kids because, if you can share,
them,” said Emmons. “For example, if a you can have a friend.”
child was frustrated because another child Many of the autistic children had never
had a toy they wanted, they’d be taught how
The campers along with children of church members build little sand to handle it.”
castles in the fenced in playground at St. Georges. Post-graduates from George Mason See Autistic, Page 17
It’s a Small World Getting Smaller
By Sarah Moore from Korea, so it’s a natural partnership
The Connection South Korean delegation visits Robinson Sec- to have.”
County officials collaborated with Visit
fter flying 7,000 miles away from ondary as part of cultural exchange tour. Fairfax, a non-profit organization that
A home to visit a new city on the
other side of the world, one
would not expect to meet many people
toured Robinson Secondary in Fairfax for a
couple of hours as part of their visit and in
because it is comparable in size to Sonpa-
gu — both districts serve more than 1 mil-
acts as the official tourism agency for
Fairfax County, to plan the visit. The
delegation had a full itinerary that in-
from home. But if that traveler flew from that short time met several students, a jani- lion inhabitants. School Board member cluded visits to George Mason Univer-
Seoul, Korea to as culturally diverse a tor and a School Board member, Ilryong Tessie Wilson (Braddock) said that Kim con- sity, Burke Lake Park, Burke Centre Li-
place as Fairfax County, he or she might Moon, all from South Korea. tacted Fairfax County Board of Supervisors brary, the Workhouse Arts Center in
just run into a couple of people from their Chairman Sharon Bulova (D-At-large) more Lorton, George Washington’s Mount
home town. IN VISITING Fairfax County, Korean offi- than a year ago and expressed interest in Vernon Estate and Gardens, Wolf Trap
That’s exactly what happened when six cials hoped to establish a partnership and visiting the county. Fairfax County was glad National Park for the Performing Arts, a
government officials from the District of develop understanding between South Ko- to oblige. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Songpa-gu in Seoul visited Fairfax rea and Fairfax County’s governments. “We have lots of students from all across meeting and a Fairfax
County as part of a cultural exchange Mayor Young-Soon Kim, who led the trip, the world” said Dr. Jack Dale, FCPS super-
tour on July 9 and 10. The officials specifically chose Fairfax County for the visit intendent. “In Fairfax, we have lots of kids See Korean, Page 5
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Week in Burke News
FCPS Warns of Deeper Cuts
The 2009-10 school year hasn’t even started yet, but
Fairfax County Public Schools is already warning the pub-
lic to prepare for deeper budget cuts in 2010-11.
Many families are upset about the increase in average Grass waits to be cut along
class size in Fairfax County Public Schools coming this fall. the side of Burke Lake Road.
School Board members said the increase is necessary to
deal with a shortfall in funding.
But the recent jump in class size is nothing compared to
what school officials said the community could have to
cope with in 2010-2011. Fairfax County Public Schools
expects it will have to close an approximately $200 mil-
lion deficit at that time.
“We will not be able to eliminate that budget gap by just
increasing class size. Even if we increased the class size by
11 students, it will not go away,” said Susan Quinn, the
school system’s chief financial officer
Fairfax Schools receive approximately 70 percent of their
financial support directly from Fairfax County, which re-
lies heavily on local real estate taxes for revenue. With the
crash of the real estate market, Fairfax property values
plummeted last year and officials expect they would con-
tinue to decline further this coming year, leading to lower
According to a school system presentation, the county
Lost in the Tall Grass
expects a 10 percent drop in residential property values
and an 18 percent drop in commercial property values.
Lower property assessments would impact the amount
of taxes the county collects for next year’s budget and the
amount of money it would ultimately be able to transfer
to Fairfax County Public Schools.
Even if the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors opted
Grass length becomes Berry to do the same, but due to the budget
constraints, it would most likely not be possible.
to impose a vehicle registration fee and raise the real es-
tate property tax rate 11 cents per $100 of assessed value
a growing concern for “I met with [Berry] this spring to establish con-
tact,” Cook said. “He was very good about wanting
next year, the county would still face a spending deficit of Braddock residents. to help, but there are only so many people in the
$89.5 million, said Quinn. jail.”
If the supervisors add no new fees or taxes, staff projects By Justin Fanizzi According to Berry, due to county budget cuts,
they would have to find about $315 million to cut out of The Connection money allocated in the past to landscaping is no
their budget. This would be on top of the additional $200 longer available. As a result, the county has already
million the school system said it needs, leaving a joint short- ymptoms of a lagging economy can mani- asked him to organize work crews to work for them
fall between Fairfax schools and the rest of county gov-
ernment of about $500 million in 2011.
At best, county officials told Fairfax County Public
Schools to expect a “flat transfer” of $1.63 billion, the same
amount of money the school system has received from
S fest themselves in many ways. Reductions to not only cut grass and do landscaping, but also to
occur at schools and government agencies, perform bus shelter maintenance, among other tasks
certain taxes rise and property values sink. in an effort to save money that would have to be
However, other, less-conspicuous consequences of spent to contract an outside company.
budget cuts arise when dollars are trimmed from “We took over a lot of landscaping that Fairfax
Fairfax for the last two years. the state budget. County would have to pay for,” Berry said. “There
Quinn said the local dollars would not cover all of the In the Braddock District, the tightening of the are no resources available, so we are looking to do
school system’s costs, particularly because of mandated transportation budget has lead to an issue with grass more grass cutting that the county has to do. It’s not
fee increases to employee retirement funds. Fairfax County length both on medians and the sides of public roads, saving the county any money [cutting grass in the
also expects about 2,000 more students to enroll in 2011, leading Supervisor John Cook (R- Braddock District].”
which would cost the county an additional $13.4 million Braddock) to seek a panacea. In addition to the grass on pub-
According to Quinn, utility and health insurance costs
“VDOT used to cut the grass six
times a year, or once a month,”
“If it keeps raining, lic roadways, Cook also said that
his office has been receiving calls
have also gone up, which impacts the school system’s bot-
Cook said. “Two years ago, they
reduced it and the grass was 4 to
we’re going to have regarding tall grass at residences
throughout the district. According
“The only way to find $200 million is to make cuts in
staff. When we talk about cuts in staff, we really mean
5 feet high.”
The Virginia Department of
a problem.” to Ann Sharp, senior staff assistant
for constituent services in Cook’s
cuts to programs. … Our programs may no longer be world Transportation, according to
— Supervisor John Cook office, the calls are coming from
class if you start cutting staff,” said School Board member Cook, two years ago reduced the (R-Braddock) across the district, with no
Brad Center (Lee) at work session with staff June 13. number of grass cuts on medians concentration of reports in any one
“I think the key question we have to ask ourselves is and roadsides on public roads from six per year to area.
‘what are we going to stop doing?’” said school superin- three, causing grass lengths to become excessive. In Cook said that this grass is not as much of a con-
tendent Jack Dale in response. response, Cook has reached out to other county cern as the roadway grass because it is common to
— Julia O'Donoghue leaders to help him address the issue. see lengthy grass earlier in the season. He said that
Taking a cue from the former Braddock supervi- the grass tends to get higher at the beginning of the
Lyme Disease Awareness sor and current Board of Supervisors Chairman warm months, but that it typically is quickly resolved
Sharon Bulova (D-At-large), Cook contacted Fairfax after a citizen makes a report and subsequent phone
To educate the public and raise awareness of the dan- County Sheriff Stan Berry to see if Berry could orga- call is made to the residence with the tall grass.
gers and serious implications of Lyme disease, Supervi- nize a work crew comprised of inmates from the Cook is asking his constituency to be vigilant and
sors Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Michael Frey (R-Sully) Fairfax County Adult Detention Center to cut the continually report any excessive grass growth. In
are hosting a town hall meeting, Wednesday, July 22, at 7 grass before the third and final VDOT cut, sched- addition to encouraging residents to report tall grass
p.m. It will be in the cafeteria of Centreville High, 6001 uled for September. Cook said that when Bulova was at private homes to his office, he also is telling them
Union Mill Road in Clifton, and the community is encour- the district supervisor, she addressed the grass prob- to contact VDOT should the growth along roads and
aged to lem by having Berry agree to organize a “community medians become a safety issue. “We are on top of
See News Briefs, Page 5 work crew” of inmates who would cut the grass for everything right now,” Cook said. “But if it keeps
a small stipend. Cook said that he reached out to raining, we’re going to have a problem.”
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Korean Officials Visit Robinson USE
From Page 3 ceived the same education [under their system] re-
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sex”. Steven Mauren
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I bring this to everyone’s atten- discuss the issues and allow the can kill in a minute. grazed. The tribe’s water supply Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
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damental premise of our two-party thousands of innocent Americans, Flood waters continued down- Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
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in this environment of “reforming as the press, should facilitate the families, as well as their property. unnoticed by most Americans John Smith, Stu Moll,
healthcare,” as a means of cost marketplace of ideas and avoid the There are many concrete examples Yet, five weeks after the dam Production Manager:
cutting, if reimbursement for these appearance of favoritism by pro- of this, but I do want to bring to burst, the mine and mill operator Jean Card
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being denied, what will happen candidate. I look forward to work- serious nuclear accidents that hap- Church Rock community had to Circulation Manager:
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schools in the Burke-Springfield went unnoticed and unan- The Department of Energy and CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
Robert N. DeAngelis M.D. area to sponsor a classroom forum nounced. No, it wasn’t the Three the Environmental Protection L.L.C.
Springfield Peter Labovitz
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teract with the candidates and was bad enough. The long lasting but to this date, nothing has been Mary Kimm
hear both sides of issues that af- health effects of that “accident” done. Worse, the Indian Health Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
Important Les- fect our community and our and
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Republican Candidate to here happened the same year fects of the contamination. This
I am writing in response to the 41st District as Three Mile Island on July 16, incident is only one of the hun-
letter to the editor, “Meeting with 1979 near the little Native Ameri- dreds of similar problems created Debbie Funk
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ing students in the Virginia legis- To the Editor: tending their sheep and raising
lative process is important. Learn- The biggest and most dangerous their crops with water from the
ing at an early age about our gov- con job ever dealt the American Puerco River. See Letters, Page 7
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nuclear weapons demands more
production of plutonium and other
deadly isotopes. Yet, there are no
solutions to what to do with the
indestructible nuclear waste that
is created every day, every month,
The bursting of the dirt dam
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‘A Dream Come True’
Trummer’s on Main
opens at former Her-
mitage Inn in Town of
By Bonnie Hobbs
rom the outside, Trummer’s on
F Main looks much the same as it
did when it was called the
Hermitage Inn. But inside, diners
will find a world of difference.
Photos by Bonnie Hobbs/The Connection
New owners Victoria and Stefan Trummer
have been busy renovating and moderniz-
ing the building since late 2008 and, with a
new executive chef, pastry chef and
sommelier, Clifton’s newest restaurant is
now welcoming its first customers. It
opened for business on Monday, July 13, at
7134 Main St. in the Town of Clifton.
“We’re very excited,” said Stefan
Trummer. “It’s been a long road to get to
this point and it’s great to see it all come
Victoria Trummer, 26, was raised in
Clifton and is a 2001 Centreville High grad.
At 18, she moved to New York, got an MBA
with focus in marketing and met Stefan. Trummer’s on Main opened July 13 in the Town of Clifton. The main dining room, The Winter Garden, is in
Now 32, he was born and raised in Austria, the addition on right.
where he worked in his family’s restaurants
and later attended restaurant-management rant that’s also a neighborhood restaurant plumbing. They put on a new roof, installed Once a tiny area enclosed behind French
school. He worked in Bermuda and man- where people feel comfortable coming, a a new ventilation system and either re- doors, it seats 45 and is now more spacious
aged bars in upscale, New York restaurants. couple days a week,” she said. “I planned placed or refinished the floors. and airy, said Trummer, “like a New York
He and Victoria have been married three weddings in New York, so I hope to do lots “Hiding under a carpet upstairs was the loft with a big, open space.”
years and are thrilled to be running their of weddings here, too.” original, hardwood floor, The third dining
own business. which we refinished,” room, upstairs, seats 45-
“Victoria’s dad told us this one was up
for sale,” said Stefan. “It was a great op-
THE HISTORIC building housing the
Trummers’ new restaurant dates back to
said Stefan Trummer. “Al-
though, we pretty much
“It’s definitely a 50 and is called The Gal-
lery because artwork
portunity and, for Victoria, it was coming
1869 and was once the Clifton Hotel, but
the Trummers have made extensive im-
remodeled the entire
building, and we made
dream come true.” from local artists adorns
the walls. The displays
“I hope it turns into an upscale restau- provements to the walls, electricity and the kitchen layout more — Victoria Trummer, will change often and
efficient and brought the co-owner, Trummer’s on Main the art is available for
kitchen up to state code.” purchase.
So how much did it all cost? “Lots,” he said. “Our pastry chef is also an artist, so we’d
The restaurant features three dining like to show his abstract artwork up there,
rooms, a bar/lounge area and a special, too,” said Trummer. “On display now is the
bridal dressing room upstairs since the work of Buck Nelligan of Sterling, who
building will also host weddings and recep- paints in a variety of styles.”
tions. Downstairs is the bar/lounge area includ-
The largest and most spectacular of the ing a wine cellar and private, wine-
dining rooms is called The Winter Garden.
In an addition built by the previous own-
ers, it seats 75, boasts floor-to-ceiling glass See Trummer’s, Page 9
on three sides, and looks out on the town
on one side and a waterfall in the back.
Its garden theme is carried out in paint-
ings of the four seasons and in the table Trummer’s on Main is located at
centerpieces of live grass. “And at night, 7134 Main St. in the Town of Clifton.
there’s cool lighting,” said Trummer. “The It’s open for dinner, Monday-Thurs-
garden outside is lit up and people will see day, from 5-9:30 p.m., and Friday-
the waterfall, trees and flowers and will feel Saturday, from 5-10:30 p.m. Sunday
like they’re sitting in a garden. We’ll also brunch, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
have some tables outside.” will begin in August. Call 703-266-
To the left of the original building’s en- 1623 for reservations.
Executive Chef Clayton Miller, left, and owner Stefan Trummer in The
Winter Garden dining room of Trummer’s on Main. trance is the dining room called The Loft.
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Trummer’s on Main To have community events listed,
Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road,
dance company of Dream in Color
Foundation & Studios. 10:30
email@example.com or Afternoon Reading Group. For a.m., at Pohick Regional Library.
From Page 8 call 703-917-6459 with questions. adults at 1 p.m. The group will meet 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.
Deadline for calendar listings is two in conference room at the City of 703-644-7333.
tasting room seating about 14. “We excavated underground so weeks prior to event. Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 Neighborhood Plant Clinic.
it’s a new space,” said Victoria Trummer. “And it stays nice and North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227. Fairfax County Master Gardeners
Association gives tips and advice.
cool and moist in there, which is great for the wine.” THURSDAY/JULY 16 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Pohick
“It can hold up to 8,000 bottles,” said her husband. “We’ll use FRIDAY/JULY 17 Regional Library. 6450
Mid-Atlantic Band Battle. 7 p.m.
the room for specialty tastings and wine dinners focusing on At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. 42nd Street, 8 p.m. at the Filene Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-
E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or Center. $20-$70. Wolf Trap 644-7333.
particular types of wines, such as Virginia wines. Our sommelier www.jamminjava.com. Foundation for the Performing Arts,
Tyler Packwood, formerly of the The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-
WOLFTRAP. SATURDAY/JULY 18
Inn at Little Washington, will talk Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5
cover charge, 21 and up only. Luke Brindley and Parliament Luke Brindley and Seth Glier. 8
“We pretty much about the wines, their back-
grounds and characteristics. We’ll
Ladies free until midnight. The
Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
Hill. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227
Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566
p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple
Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or
remodeled the also have winemakers come and
talk about the wines.”
Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
42nd Street, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at
“Summer Band.” 7:30 p.m. Lake the Filene Center. $20-$70. Wolf
entire building.” The menu will be seasonal, of-
fering modern, American cuisine
Children’s Concert. Free
children’s concert and petting
zoo put on by the City of Fairfax
Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park
Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.
Trap Foundation for the
Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road,
— Stefan Trummer, co-owner, done in fresh, innovative ways. Band Association. The petting Robby Shaefer. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.
zoo will open at 6:45 p.m. and Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Traditional Irish Session. 12-2
Trummer’s on Main “We try to be sustainable, using will be followed by concert at Fairfax. 703-324-SHOW. p.m. Listen to musicians practice
local products,” said Stefan 7:30 p.m., at Veterans Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. and play traditional Irish music.
Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Live music in the restaurant. The The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
Trummer. “We’re bottling our own water, both still and sparkling, Armstrong St., Fairfax. If it rains, Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
from our well, and it’s filtered and super clean. The filtration the location will be moved to Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
system is green-certified and the bottles can be reused, so we’ve Lanier Middle School, 3801 Fairfax. 703-293-9600. Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30
Jermantown Road, Fairfax. 703- The Auld Shebeen Live in the p.m. Live music in the restaurant.
reduced our carbon footprint.” 757-0220. Cellar from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
All the coffee is furnished by Caffe Pronto in Annapolis and is Journey to the Jungle with cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
roasted just 24 hours before its served. Furthermore, it’s fair- Animal Ambassadors. See a and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
wide variety of tropical animals Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance
trade coffee from sustainable farms. at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5
Monday’s opening was a big success and, said Victoria Trummer, of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Fairfax County Master Gardeners cover charge, 21 and up only.
“It’s definitely a dream come true. I’ve wanted to do this for years, Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703- Association gives tips and strategies. Ladies free until midnight. The
978-5600. 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Kings Park Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and
but didn’t know how, where or when, and to see it come to frui- Gum Art. Jamie Marraccini shows Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge
tion is a little bit surreal.” Making things even better, she said, is how to create amazing art with Burke. 703-978-5600. Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.
that “the town is really enthusiastic about our opening. The people chewing gum. 2:30 p.m. in Why Dance? A fast-paced dance
meeting room at Pohick Regional demonstration by Impact, the youth See Calendar, Page 14
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Not Counted Out Yet
Fairfax resident Mark ‘Carnage’ Perez, 47,
Wrestling, like many professions, has its
own language. It also has an unspoken —
well, unheard — code. Whenever wrestlers
lock in close, it’s usually because they’re dis-
cussing strategy for the next series of moves.
Here are a few wrestling terms and their
still chasing his wrestling dreams. definitions.
Powder out — Whenever one wrestler
scrambles outside of the ring, it’s generally
By Jason Mackey on the road, Perez wrestles in convention because the series of pre-planned moves has
veered off course. This is designed as sort of
The Connection centers, armories or gymnasiums, sometimes a reset-button approach.
for little or no money. Face — Short for “babyface” and de-
ust beyond a Best Western in But the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Perez also has scribes those wrestlers who the fans are
supposed to cheer for.
J Wilmington, N.C., a red brick
building sits to the left of seven
orange barrels, loose gravel and
a sign alerting visitors that the road ahead
is not fit for use.
children and a stable job, working for the
past four years as a business services coor-
dinator at Sallie Mae, a financial services
firm based in Reston where Perez has his
own office and a staff to supervise.
Heel — Opposite of a face and, essen-
tially, the match’s or promotion’s villain.
Stretching — Oftentimes young wres-
tlers won’t listen to their older, more
experienced peers. So the older wrestler,
known as a shooter (see below), will pur-
That building, the Coastline Convention Perez was married once but has been di- posely inflict more pain than would
Center, used to host wrestling shows. Seven vorced for 10 years. Only one of his chil- otherwise be necessary. This is typically
years ago, Mark “Carnage” Perez was car- dren still lives in the area. Mark Perez Jr. done to teach younger wrestlers a lesson.
Shooter — An older wrestler hired by a
ried away from that brick building on a lives with his mother in Chambersburg, Pa. promoter with the goal in mind of stretch-
stretcher. In a summer 2002 match, Perez and occasionally escorts his dad to the ring. ing out one of the younger wrestlers who
Photos by Robbie Hammer/The Connection
suffered a cut in the middle of his forehead, His middle daughter, Heather Fuller, died refuses to cooperate.
courtesy of Abdullah the Butcher’s hand and from cancer in 2004 at the age of 18. Worked — As in, “worked him.” Wres-
tlers refer to a match as working their
a fork. “Even after all this time, it’s still pretty opponent, not wrestling them.
“Whenever you wrestle Abdullah the weird seeing a little kid running up to your Signing autographs and posing for pictures is one of Mark ‘Carnage’
Butcher, there’s going to be blood,” said the dad asking for his autograph,” said Kandi Perez favorite ringside activities. ‘You can’t have wrestling without the
47-year-old Fairfax resident. “Somebody’s Welsh, 22, Perez’s oldest daughter. “Even fans,’ he said.
getting cut.” though I’ve been seeing it since I was tiny,
Memories like these do not deter Perez it’s still pretty weird because in my eyes he’ll School and wrestled during that time at 95 though, to intimidate that person. a little difference in perspective that way.”
from living his dream. They encourage it. always just be my dad.” pounds. Now, he plays the bongos in a funk “When the delivery people come in here, Thirty-five miles southwest of the Coast-
Although he’s been luckier than most, hav- band called “The Suns of Soul.” I tell them, ‘Don’t be coming up here with a line Convention Center sits a small fishing
ing yet to suffer a broken bone, Perez has ALFONZO WEBB has spent the past 13 Whenever materials are delivered to the bunch of noise. My supervisor is a profes- town called Shallotte, N.C., with a popula-
no peaceful way to describe the way he years of his life at Sallie Mae and the past loading dock at Sallie Mae, it’s Webb’s job sional wrestler,’” Webb said. “I take them tion of about 1,600. In the summer of 2001,
spends his weekends. three of them working under Perez. Webb to greet the carrier and to make sure the over to his office and show them the pic- Perez had finished a show with his tag team,
Spending between 20-25 weekends a year graduated from George Washington High drop-off goes as planned. It’s not Webb’s job, tures.” an up-and-coming star named Mike
The pictures to which Webb directs Youngblood, and the two stopped off for a
deliverymen include the poster from the few beers at The Anchor Inn, a hole-in-the- During a match on Saturday, June 27, Carnage applies a headlock. Known during the day as Mark
night when Perez’s forehead was turned into wall, blue cloud-type place where Harley Perez, he works as a business services coordinator at Sallie Mae in Reston.
a dinner plate. Director of building opera- Davidsons line the sidewalk outside.
tions Larry Zepp, Perez’s boss, said that he’s party. years. After making $150 that night, Beasley was
yet to see a banged-up Perez hobbling into THE BAR’S owner dabbled in professional “That was crazy,” Savannah said. “I had Once it’s determined that they’ll be work-
hooked. Not only was it double his previous
work on Monday morning, the differences wrestling and would routinely invite both no idea about it.” ing each other, Perez and Djinn confer to earnings, it became a hobby for Beasley,
in his two career choices are striking. wrestlers and fans to mingle there after But the next few years weren’t as enjoy- discuss strategy and how they want the 8 to
known around the ring as Beast. Since that
“A lot of people have more than one ca- shows around Shallotte. After Perez and able, as Karen Powell died. Savannah Powell, 12-minute match to end. Perez and Djinn day, Beasley has wrestled in more than 14
reer, but I think this one’s a little bit more Youngblood kicked off what would become though, has kept in contact with Perez hatch a plan that has Djinn landing a cheap
countries. In addition, the grandfather of 10
flashy than the others,” Zepp said. “You have a six-year partnership, an overzealous, in- through e-mail and the two reunited on Sat- shot before the match while Perez interacts
owns his own taxicab business.
ebriated fan took exception to Youngblood urday, June 27 at a wrestling show in with his fans. The design here is to turn theOne of his taxis idled near the hazardous
and was in the process of swinging a beer Shallotte for the first time in six years. waste storage unit in Shallotte
bottle at his head. But before the fan con- as Beasley tossed two bags in
No Way To Get Rich nected, Perez dropped him with a single THREE ROWS of steel chairs
“A lot of people have more than one its trunk and walked gingerly
A few basic precepts surround the sport of punch. adorn three-quarters of the wres- to the driver’s side. Beasley’s
“Ever since then, we’ve been like broth- tling ring, and the barren side
wrestling and one involves addressing a
wrestler only by his stage name at a show. ers,” Youngblood said. gives way to a garage door and
career, but I think this one’s a little bit wife was taken to the hospital
earlier that day. He offered to
Another involves not disclosing, both among
wrestlers and with fans, how much one
A slightly more heartwarming story makes
its way around Shallotte, too.
a gravel and grass parking lot
where a hazardous waste stor-
more flashy than the others.” stay with her and cancel his
appearance at the show;
made at a particular event.
The sobering reality is wrestlers not com- When Savannah Powell was about to turn age unit sits off to the left. The — Larry Zepp, director of building operations, Sallie Mae however, she told him to leave,
peting in the WWE aren’t compensated all 8, her mother, Karen Powell, sent an e-mail ring for the night’s show is com- knowing how miserable he’d
that much. Take for instance Mark “Car-
nage” Perez’s weekend trip to North
to a wrestling promoter she knew. It would prised of a steel frame with a 1-inch sheet crowd against Djinn. He’s a “heel” or the be if he missed a show.
Carolina. For 14 hours of driving and more be great, she said, if maybe Perez could send of plywood covered by a blue and red antagonist. Perez, meanwhile, is considered “This is worse,” Beasley said, “than a drug
than six hours spent at the U.S. Army Na- some sort of birthday wish to her daughter. canvas. Foam-padded steel wires tie every- a “face” — short for “baby face” — and es- addict needing a fix.”
tional Guard Armory, Perez returned to A few months before, Savannah had seen thing together. sentially the protagonist. On Sunday morning after the show, Perez
Fairfax with $26. And that’s assuming he’s
reimbursed for his hotel room.
Perez at the town’s Wal-Mart, located less Seven matches are scribbled on a piece of James Beasley has always been a face didn’t struggle. He was awake before 9 with
Consider (rounded to the nearest dollar): than a mile from the U.S. Army National paper in the locker room, which sits to the around Shallotte. During high school, only minor back pain and a sprained left ring
Gas — $45 Guard Armory. Several wrestlers were there right of the concession stand where they’re Beasley worked a part-time job setting up finger. In his mind, he’d like to keep wres-
Hotel — $51 signing autographs, but Perez was the only selling Sam’s Choice-brand soda. and tearing down wrestling rings for $75 a tling for at least 10 more years.
Food — $50
Misc. — $20 one taking it seriously. So Savannah ap- Perez will be “going over” tonight, show. Then at a show in 1980, one wrestler “I’m meeting more and more people ev-
Total Expenses — $166 proached him and struck up a conversation. wrestling’s way of saying that he will win. didn’t show and the promoter asked if any- ery year,” Perez said. “I’m in so many differ-
Earnings (wrestling and merchandise Instead of just e-mailing Savannah for her The opponent he’ll be wrestling — or “work- one could “bump and sell,” which is parlance ent places and working with so many differ-
sales) — $140 birthday, Perez recalled that Wal-Mart con- ing” — goes by the ring name of Djinn and for looking serviceable enough as a wres- ent promotions, it’s never the same. That’s
Hotel Reimbursement — $51
Net Earnings — $26 versation and decided to show up for the has been in the business on and off for seven tler. Beasley could. the beauty of what I do.”
After a wrestling show in Shallotte, N.C., Fairfax resident Mark Perez takes a breather. Known as ‘Carnage,’
Perez, 47, has been a professional wrestler since 1994.
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Best of Braddock Awards
Supervisor Cook presents awards Brian Lewis
to community leaders in Braddock. the Braddock
District as a
for more than
15 years. This
him the 2009
at the Best of
The Most Outstanding Teryl Pomeroy accepts the presents
Business Person in the Special Community Ser- Fairfax County
Braddock District this year vice Award for her hus- Board of Su-
Photos by Gina J. Uricoli/The Connection
was Mark O’Meara. band, Sherril. Sherril has pervisors Chair
O’Meara owns the Univer- volunterred in his commu- Sharon Bulova
sity Mall Movie Theatre. nity for 16 years. (D-At-large)
with a gift to
thank her for
her years of
provided to the
Award was pre-
sented to the Oak
District as its
Hill Citizens Asso-
ciation. The award
was accepted by the
president of the
helped to clean a
historic mansion in
time for Look Back
at Braddock History
The Club or Organization The Special Sward for The Braddock District
Making a Difference in the Personal Achievement was Young Person of the Year
Braddock District went to presented to Emily Smith. Award goes to James Lewis.
the Burke 55ers. Shirley Smith has lived with juve- He graduated from
Dibartolo, of the 55ers, nile rheumatoid arthritis Robinson Secondary with a
accepted the award. The since age 2 and is an advo- GPA of 4.104. He has
55ers is and organization cate for the advancement voulunteered for Habitat
which exists to provide of treatment. She has for Humanity and com-
social and educational lobbied for the support of pleted his Eagle Scout
Jim Albertson and the Ida Pool received the award for enhancements for the congressmen and senators Badge among other accom-
Commercial Beautification or Improvement in the senior community. on Capitol hill. plishments.
Braddock District. The pool is building a new pavilion.
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From Page 9 world. Age 2-6 with adult. 10:30 Association gives tips and advice. 10
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for a listing of all our upcoming trips and socials Fairfax County Master Gardeners. Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds
Master gardeners provide Fairfax County Master Gardeners Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.
horticultural tips, information, Association gives tips and advice. 6 Book Discussion Group. “Coal
techniques and advice to home p.m. in the lobby of the Pohick Black Horse” by Robert Olmstead.
OPEN HOUSES gardeners. 10 a.m. in the lobby of the
City of Fairfax Regional Library.
10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-
Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker
Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.
6:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library.
9000 Burke Lake Road. 703-978-
Evening Book Discussion Group.
SAT./SUN. JULY 18 & 19 TUESDAY/JULY 21
The Waybacks, Devon Sproule and
“My Antonia” by Willa Cather. 7
p.m., at Pohick Regional Library.
SUNDAY/JULY 19 Carsie Blanton. 7 p.m. At Jammin’ 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.
42nd Street, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-644-7333.
Filene Center. $20-$70. Wolf Trap 703-255-1566 or Great Big Faces. Fast, fun caricature
Foundation for the Performing Arts, www.jamminjava.com. drawing workshops with Paul
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WOLFTRAP. favorite tunes. No cover. The Auld Fairfax Regional Library. 10360
Curtis Peoples (full band), Keaton Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.
Simons (full band). 8 p.m. At 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Book Discussion Group. “The
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., 703-293-9600. Optimist’s Daughter” by Eudora
Vienna. 703-255-1566 or Pub Quiz Night. 8 p.m. Test your Welty. 7 p.m., at the City of Fairfax
www.jamminjava.com. knowledge at Quiz Night. Free to Regional Library. 10360 North St.,
play with prizes and specials. The Fairfax. 703-293-6227.
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12150 FAIRFAX STATION RD • $1,049,000 • Sun 1-4 1566 or www.jamminjava.com. Highway in Fairfax. mothers. 7 p.m. in Burke Centre
Long & Foster • Carol Hermandorfer • 703-216-4949 Passport to the World of Music. Go Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.
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St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
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7704 ASTERELLA CT $379,900 Sun 1-4 Long & Foster Cristina Dougherty 703-969-0471 9:30 am & 11:00 am Non-Denominational
7261 LINDEN TREE LA $379,999 Sat 1-5 Weichert Nikki Johnson 703-209-1909
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Visit our website: http://www.messiahumc.org Burke Community Church
6130 GARDEN RD $729,900 Sun 1-4 Weichert Theodosia Dampier 703-919-2212 703-425-0205
Baha’i Faith Episcopal Calvary Christian Church
Kingstowne/Alexandria (22310, 22315) Baha’is of Fairfax County Southwest Church of the Good Shepherd
703-912-1719 Knollwood Community Church
5875 WOODFIELD ESTATES DR $460,000 July 26 1-4 RE/MAX Phil Bolin 703-371-6454 Baptist 703-425-2068
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Preservation of Zion Fellowship Presbyterian
703-591-9548 Burke Presbyterian Church
To add your FREE Realtor Open House listing in Lutheran 703-764-0456
Springfield/Kingstowne, Burke, or Church of the Nativity
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Autistic Children at Camp
www.Patriot Painting.net wants them to be trained to teach a variety
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of levels of learners. She’d also like the
Deep Summer been in a mainstream classroom, where Robinson students to become BCBAs or spe-
they could see how other children behaved. cial-ed teachers or therapists, people who
Discounts “Typically behaving kids can put a face on work with special-needs students. “If not
Free Est. • Satisfaction Guar.!
Lic./Ins. Int./Ext. autism and see it’s not something to be for this camp, they’d never have access to
feared and shunned,” said McGrail. “Nor- these types of children,” said McGrail.
Cell mally, autistic kids don’t go to playgrounds, She added that a critical shortage of pro-
571-283-4883 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements for example, because they are usually os- fessionals trained in verbal behavior to work
tracized or ignored. They don’t act like other with autistic children existed. “There are
PAVING kids and don’t use appropriate language or less than 130 BCBAs in the state and less
body gestures or understand, at first, what than 1,000 in the country,” said McGrail.
CONSTRUCTION the other person said, and it takes them a “Ted Hoch was the first one in Virginia and
Walkways, Patios, long time to respond.” only the 54th in the world. According to
Concrete She called the non-autistic children at Fairfax County Public Schools, 1 in 125 kids
FREE ESTIMATE camp “really special, in Fairfax County is
703-250-6231 amazing, loving kids autistic, which is
willing to put up with or
ignore the flapping
“If not for this camp,
higher than the na-
tional average of 1 in
★★★★★★ arms or noise of the au-
tistic kids. They ap-
they’d never have
150. And the waiting
list to get a BCBA is
plauded desirable or access to these types
over a year.”
appropriate behavior, McGrail said GMU’s
No job too small
703-299-4999 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements rewarding it with verbal of children.”
BCBA program is the
praise, tickles, hugs or — Shannon McGrail, only one of its type in
edibles. And that makes
PRESSURE WASH director, PVBIA the world, where the
our [autistic] kids want students work with au-
Affordable Pressure to make relationships tistic children in their
Washing & Sealing with them, because they’re not avoided or homes and are supervised by an instructor.
Decks, Fences, Patios,
Homes, Int/Ext Painting walked-away-from by their peers, as they She started the five-semester program last
VA Lic/ Refs Avail were previously.” year and, already, she said, “It’s changing
The mothers also benefited. “I’d never lives.” For more information about the pro-
realized that parents of autistic children gram or about POAC-NoVa, contact McGrail
ROOFING weren’t naturally part of the community,” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
said Emmons. “So on Monday, we had a All in all, she was delighted with the suc-
Roofing & Siding coffeehouse in our fellowship hall, and ev- cess of the camp and is pleased with all the
Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
ery parent got to meet each other and make good it did, on many levels. For example,
New Gutters new friendships. People shared stories and she said, two mothers of autistic children
tips, and they even got a pool of babysitters live in the same building in Springfield and
No job too small from the Robinson students.” didn’t even know each other until they came
703-975-2375 But the main focus was teaching the chil- to the camp. Now they and their children
dren how to socialize with their peers and are friends and the mothers can be re-
educating their parents on how to work with sources for each other.
ANGEL’S their children at home to continue the McGrail was also thrilled with the whole
TREE & HEAVY
TRASH HAULING progress made during the camp. Equally experience at St. George’s and with the
•Mulch important, said McGrail, was “educating lay warm reception the children and teachers
•Lot Land Clearing people in these skills in hopes of turning received. “We were in every, single room of
703-863-1086 them into therapists.” the church,” she said. “It’s a beautiful space,
The students teaching the classes are post- and it was so much more than we hoped
masters students at GMU, and McGrail for.”
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