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                                                                                                                                                             Robinson junior midfielder
                                                                                                                                                               Victoria Barron controls

                                                                                                                                                              the ball against Chantilly.
                                                                                                                                                               The Rams beat Chantilly,
                                                                                                                                                                14-13, on a last-second
                                                                                                                                                                  goal by senior Megan
                                                                                                                                                                   Dunleavy to win the
                                                                                                                                                                 Concorde District title.

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                                                                                                   Yet on Stop Sign                        An Artist’s Eyes
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                                                                                                  May 15-21, 2008 Volume XXII, Number 19              
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                                                                                                                                       Laurel Hill/Fairfax Station/Clifton Connection Editor Michael O’Connell

                         News                                                                                                                                    703-917-6440 or

No End to Stop-Sign Debate
Lorton residents still
fighting VDOT’s plan
to remove four-way
stop sign.                                                                                                                                      “We feel the stop sign makes sense
                                                                                                                                                and it’s working.”
                        By Amber Healy
                                                                                                                                                        — Supervisor Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon)
                          The Connection

                 embers of the South County

M                Federation, along with Su
                 pervisor Gerry Hyland (D-
                 Mount Vernon), are still
waiting to learn the fate of a four-way stop
sign on Lorton Station Boulevard.
   The Virginia Department of Transporta-
tion wants the sign removed because a study
determined that the intersection has an in-
sufficient flow of traffic to warrant a stop
sign. However, Hyland, along with State
Senator Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36), sent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Amber Healy/The Connection
letters urging VDOT to reconsider and keep
the four-way stop sign in the busy Lorton
Station community.
   “We feel the stop sign makes sense and
it’s working,” Hyland said during the
Federation’s monthly meeting on Tuesday,
May 13.
   Lorton resident Irma Clifton said she re-
called a plan that included a traffic light at
the same intersection, of Lorton Station
Boulevard and Percy Simms Drive, back
when the neighborhood and shopping cen-
ter were initially planned and proposed by
Kettler, Inc.                                    Concrete block walls are starting to emerge at the site of the new elementary school in Laurel Hill, slated to
   Federation president Mike Grogan ex           open in September 2009. Many of the school’s internal roadways have already been paved and the school
          See South County, Page 17              should be under a roof by the end of the year.

                                                                                                                           Four Months in Jail for
                                                                                                                           Manufacturing Marijuana
                                                                                                                           Defendant’s arguments go up in smoke.
                                                                                   Photo by Robbie Hammer/The Connection

                                                                                                                                                  By Bonnie Hobbs           juana. In case Rouse is ever again tempted
                                                                                                                                                     The Connection         by the leafy, green stuff, he has four years
                                                                                                                                                                            and eight months of suspended prison time
                                                                                                                                   amily, friends and business associates   hanging over his head.

                                                                                                                           F       wrote letters to the judge on his be
                                                                                                                                   half. And the defendant, himself,
                                                                                                                           Chris Rouse, promised to never grow or use
                                                                                                                                                                              Rouse first came to the attention of the
                                                                                                                                                                            law last September, when police learned he
                                                                                                                                                                            was cultivating marijuana in a home he’d
                                                                                                                           pot again.                                       rented at 7100 Union Mill Road in Clifton
                                                                                                                              But in the eyes of the court, his words       just for that purpose. When Fairfax County
                                                                                                                           were as flimsy as smoke, evaporating into        Police executed a search warrant there on
                                                                                                                           air as soon as they were uttered. In the end,    Sept. 11, 2007, they discovered 85 mari-
                                                                                                                           the person Judge Robert Wooldridge saw           juana plants with an estimated street value
                                                                                                                           standing before him in court last week was       of $120,000.
                                                                                                                           a drug dealer of significant proportion.           When police searched his Fairfax home,
                 Sofia Montgomery, 5, and her mother, Carmen, visit                                                           “The amount of marijuana involved here        they found more pot, plus drug parapher-
 Snapshot        with Clicky at the Inova Children’s Hospital on May 9.                                                    is a matter this court cannot ignore,” said      nalia and a dozen weapons — four hand-
                 Clicky is the mascot for the National Center for Miss-                                                    Woolridge.                                       guns, seven rifles and a machine gun with
  ing & Exploited Children’s online safety program, NetSmartz. The                                                            Accordingly, he sentenced Rouse, 53, of       a suppressor. In September affidavits for the
  two are from Mason Neck.                                                                                                 11700 block of Swarts Drive in Fairfax, to       search warrants, an undercover narcotics
                                                                                                                           four months in jail for manufacturing mari-                  See Pot Growing, Page 18
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        News Briefs
                                                                                                                                                                                        resident Rob
                                                                                                                                                                                        paints a little
                                                                                                                                                                                        every day,
                                                                                                                                                                                        but enjoys
                                                                                                                                                                                        coming to
                                                                                                                                                                                        Clifton for its

                                                                                                                                                                        Donated image
                         Lt. Michael E. Falk spoke to the
  Soldier’s Visit        Republican Women of Clifton at
                         the group’s meeting on Mon-
  day, May 12. Falk, of Little Rocky Run, a Centreville
  High graduate and a 2006 alumnus of William and
  Mary with a double major of history and govern-
  ment, is in the U.S. Army Armor out of Fort Stewart,
  Ga. He is currently stationed at Patrol Base Stone,
  Baghdad Iraq. He is a platoon leader of approxi-
  mately 27 soldiers. Falk is home for 18 days for his
  mid tour leave and will be returning to Iraq on
                                                                        Painting the Town
  Memorial Day.
                                                                        Manassas resident                                          the moment in front of him.
                                                                                                                                      Like other artists, one of his favorite subjects is

  Child Porn, Weapons Charges                                           enjoys painting Clifton                                    the General Store, one of Clifton’s many iconic insti-
     A Clifton man was charged with possession of two unregis-          ‘en plein air.’                                               “The store reminds me of one I went to all the time
                                                                                                                                   as a child in Michigan,” he said. “I really like that the
  tered firearms and child pornography, according to information
  released from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Vir-                                                                 architecture of the buildings is well preserved and
  ginia.                                                                                                  By Amber Healy           interesting.”
     Curtis Robert Williams, 53, will be sentenced on Aug. 8 for the                                        The Connection            Burkhard describes himself as an “en plein air”
  charges. He faces a maximum of 10 years in jail for the child                                                                    painter, meaning he tries to capture the natural light
  pornography charges and 10 years for the firearms, and will have                  ob Burkhard likes to paint. Historic towns,    as it appears at the moment he’s working on a piece.
  to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction where he lives or
  works. Williams will also remain under court supervision for a
  term of five years to life.
     According to court documents and proceedings, law enforce-
  ment officials from the FBI and the Fairfax County Police De-
                                                                        R           battlefields, pastoral scenes of flowers and
                                                                                    wildlife, capturing the natural light is a
                                                                                    pastime that consumes almost as much
                                                                        of his time as his job.
                                                                           “I’ve been painting on and off for about 30 years,”
                                                                                                                                   Sometimes those paintings can look like impression-
                                                                                                                                   istic pieces, others are more realistic. It all depends
                                                                                                                                   on how he’s feeling that day.
                                                                                                                                      With so many structures over 100 years old,
                                                                                                                                   Burkhard admits there are some things he wants to
  partment executed a search warrant in Williams’ home last Oc-         said Burkhard, a Manassas resident who retired from        investigate in the future, like the storied Bunnyman
  tober for evidence he sent threatening e-mails to the Fairfax Bap-    the Navy three years ago to dedicate more time to          Bridge and the historic houses just off Main Street.
  tist Temple, mentioning children who attended services there.         his family and his artistic passion. “I had originally        The lure of historic towns for artists is in their
  While looking for that evidence, officers found and seized a MAC-     wanted to be an art major, but I took a 25-year in-        quaint nature, he said, reminiscent of days gone by
  10 type sub-machine gun and silencer, over 25 computers and           terruption,” he laughed.                                   and yet not entirely out of reach.
  600 computer disks, one of which contained 39 images of child            One day, while commuting from his engineering              “I could paint a million nature scenes and no one
  pornography. The images on the DVD depicted minor boys en-            job to his home, he became frustrated with the traf-       would care,” he said. “But people are interested in
  gaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to reports.             fic on westbound Interstate 66 and took a detour           history.”
     The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant United       though Clifton. While passing through the town                A recent gallery show of paintings from around
  States Attorney Christopher Ries and Special Assistant United         known for its historic structures, Burkhard felt he        Old Town Manassas that quickly sold out is evidence
  States Attorney Edward McAndrew, on detail from the Child Ex-         needed to slow down and take a closer look.                people want a connection of some kind to where they
  ploitation and Obscenity Selection of the Department of Justice.         “As soon as you’re in town, you’re like whoa, what      live and how it used to look, Burkhard said.
                                                                        is this place,” Burkhard said.
                                                                           He began bringing his oils, watercolors and can-        ONE OF THE groups to which Burkhard belongs,
  Workshop Update, May 19                                               vasses to Clifton, stopping after work or on the oc-       the Northern Virginia Artists League, has an exhibit
    With an opening day scheduled for this fall, representatives        casional day off to sketch, to paint and to capture                               See Artist's View, Page 7
  from the Workhouse Arts Center will host an information night
  on Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lorton Community Li-
  brary, 9520 Richmond Highway in Lorton.                                                                                                              “As soon as
    A slideshow featuring past and present images of the site will
  be presented, along with an update on the site’s construction
                                                                                                                                                       you’re in town,
  and a preview of the artists studios, gallery space, museum and
  theater performances that will take place there. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                                       you’re like
  mation, call 703-339-7385.                                                                                                                           whoa, what is
  Bike to Work on Friday, May 16                                                                                                                       this place.”
    The Fairfax County Department of Transportation and the
                                                                                                                                                                — Rob Burkhard
  Washington Area Bicyclist Association are urging commuters to
  leave their cars behind and ride their bicycles to work on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                       This watercolor paint-
                                                                                                                                                       ing of the Clifton Store
                                                 See News, Page 5                                                                                      was done by Manassas
                                                                                                                                                       painter Rob Burkhard.
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From Page 4
  May 16, as part of the regional
“Bike to Work Day.”
  The annual event is part of the
Metropolitan Washington Council
of Governments’ Commuter Con-                           Saturday, May 17th, 10 - 4
nections program, designed to                            Rain date: Sunday, May 18th, 11 - 4
encourage people who can bike to
work to do so. Last year, more than                   Taste • Touch • Take Home
1,000 cyclists participated in the
event and used the pits stops set
                                                        • Herbal Tastings all day
up at various locations within                          • Planting Demonstrations at 11 & 2
Fairfax County.                                         • Meet Barbara Jacksier,
  “Bike to Work Day” pit stops will
be set up in Fairfax Corner near                          Gardening Editor
the Government Center; at the                           • Shop for plants - over 50
Franconia-Springfield Metro Sta-                          herb varieties available!
tion; at Reston Town Center; in
Vienna at the W&OD Trail on                                Take home a free herb plant!
Maple Avenue; at the University
Mall in Fairfax and at the Booze
Allen Hamilton offices in Tysons
  Snacks will be provided at each
pit stop, along with entertainment,
speakers and raffles for bicycles
                                                             Display Gardens Open Daily
and other prizes. Participants can
register and receive an official                                  8111 Ox Rd. (Rt. 123)
“Bike to Work” T-shirt.                                      1/2 mile south of Lee Chapel Rd.
  For more information, go to                                OPEN DAILY: Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 6:00 or call the Fairfax                              Sat. 9:30 - 5:30 • Sun. 11:00 - 5:30
County Department of Transpor-
tation at 703-324-BIKE/2453.

Fire Station
Open House
  Several      Fairfax      County
Firefighters will open their stations
as part of Emergency Medical Ser-
vices Week.
  Next week has been designated
“Kids in Motion Week” by EMS and
the American College of Emer-
gency Physicians (ACEP), with a
goal of emphasizing the impor-
tance of child safety. Activities are
planned during the open houses,
scheduled for Sunday, May 18
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the
Gunston Station Number 20,
10417 Lorton Road in Lorton; and
Fairview Station Number 32, 5600
Burke Centre Parkway in Fairfax

         Crime Report
      Activities reported by the Sully
   District of the Fairfax County po-
   lice department through May 7.

   14200 block Heritage
     Crossing Lane. Police are
     investigating a robbery that
     occurred on Thursday, May 1.
     A 26-year-old Springfield man
     was assaulted and robbed by
     an acquaintance as he walked
     in the area around 9:30 p.m.
     The suspect stole his money
     and cell phone. The victim was
     not seriously injured. Warrants
     have been obtained for the
     suspect and the case is still
     under investigation.

                                         Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008 ❖ 5

Getting To Know …
              etiring after 21 years
                                                                                                                                 Barbara Hobbie, Court Appointed
                                                                                                                                 Special Advocates volunteer.
                                                                                                                        Favorite local res-

R             with the Fairfax
              County Department
              of Family Services,
Barbara Hobbie was looking for
a way to help people and to give
                                                                                                                      taurants. Mike’s Ameri-
                                                                                                                      can Grill.
                                                                                                                        Community con-
                                                                                                                      cerns. Affordable housing
                                                                                                                      including assisted living in
                                                                                                                                                       To Volunteer
                                                                                                                                                          Applications are being accepted for the fall
                                                                                                                                                       training class of Fairfax Court Appointed Spe-
                                                                                                                                                       cial Advocates (CASA). CASA seeks
                                                                                                                                                       volunteers to advocate for children that are
back to the community. An an-                                                                                         Fairfax County                   abused or neglected. Time expectation is 15
nouncement in the Connection                                                                                            When you were                  hours per month and a one-year commit-
                                                                                                                                                       ment. No prior experience necessary, 35
Newspapers led her to become a                                                                                        younger, what did you            hours of training provided. E-mail Meloni at
               volunteer with the                                                                                     want to be when you     or call 703-273-
               Court Appointed                                                                                        grew up? I had no idea,          3526.
Profile Special Advocates.                                                                                            but I loved talking to
               In that role, she ad-                                                                                  people and I was always
vocates for abused and neglected                                                                                      interested in people.          manage it.

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children dealing with the county                                                                                        Personal goals. I want         What do you hope to bring to the
court system.                                                                                                         to become a better tennis      children in the program? I hope to be
   Here, Hobbie answers a few                                                                                         player and stay in good        objective and to make sure their needs are
questions about herself and dis-                                                                                      health.                        being met. I realize that the professionals
cusses her impressions of CASA.                                                                                         How did you decide           such as attorneys and social workers don’t
   Family. I am married and Barbara                Hobbie                                                             to volunteer with              have enough time to do some things. I do
have two grown children. Aimee                                                                                        CASA? I read about CASA        have the time to find out what the children
Cason, 30, is a nurse practitioner lives in        cial work from The Ohio State University.       in the Connection Newspaper. I was retired        need and to research the resources. Also, I
San Diego with her husband, William, who           My first job was with the Epilepsy Founda-      for a short time and was enjoying myself. I       know from my experience as a parent that
is a pilot in the Navy. Erik, 27, lives with his   tion at Georgetown Hospital. I worked for       thought I should do something worthwhile          sometimes you have to fight to get services
wife, Wendy, in Chicago and works as a soft-       Fairfax County Department of Family Ser-        for others. I didn’t want to provide social       for your child.
ware developer. I moved around as a child          vices for 21 years in Adult Protective Ser-     work services. I wanted something new. I            What, in your opinion, is the most
(lived in four different states), but my chil-     vices. I specialized in the problem of hoard-   was always fascinated with the court so the       important issue facing children to-
dren grew up in Springfield. My husband,           ing and guardianship.                           idea of being a court advocate appealed to        day? First, their basic needs such as food,
Richard, is retired from the federal govern-          Activities/interest/hobbies. I love          me. I also liked the idea of helping children.    clothing, housing and safety must be met.
ment and is executive director of the Na-          playing tennis and I am captain of four         I went to the CASA information session to         Then, they need to belong to a family that
tional Association of Workforce Agencies.          USTA tennis teams. I am retired but work        find out more about the program and the           provides love and emotional support.
   Your first job. I came to Virginia in           part time at Fairfax Racquet Club as a re-      responsibilities of a volunteer. I was im-
1975 after earning a master’s degree in so-        ceptionist. I also love to travel.              pressed by the program and the people who                         — Michael O’Connell

  Jacqueline Tvrdik Crowned Queen                                                                                                                       Viewpoints

Clifton native wins Miss Virginia                                                                                                             Is it time for Hillary
American Queen pageant.                                                                                                                       Clinton to drop out of
                                                                                                                                              the presidential race?
           acqueline Tvrdik, Miss Virginia American Queen 2008, is

J          a native of the historic Town of Clifton. She was born
           and raised in Northern Virginia and graduated from Pope
           Paul VI Catholic High School in 2003. While there, she
danced on the Paul VI’s nationally ranked Dance Team, serving as
captain for both junior varsity in 2000-01 and varsity in 2002-03.
                                                                                                                                                                                  “No, I think she
                                                                                                                                                                                should see it
                                                                                                                                                                                Kathy Cagle,
In addition to this, she traveled to China with the Paul VI Dance                                                                                                               Fairfax
team, sponsored by the Chinese government to promote diplo-
matic relations through dance and music festivals.
   Currently, Jacqueline attends Virginia Commonwealth Univer-
sity in Richmond/ She previously danced for the VCU Dance Team
and is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, “pink is her signature color.”
In 2007, she was named Miss Clifton by Mayor Tom Peterson and
was featured in Clifton’s Fourth of July parade.
   Jacqueline spends her spare time with family and friends. She                                                                                “Yes. She is not
enjoys an active lifestyle and loves spending time outside on the                                                                             playing the game
water boating, r skiing in the winter months. Jacqueline also loves                                                                           for the people,
her Teacup Chihuahua “Tallulah” and enjoys time with her run-                                                                                 which is the main
ning in local dog parks or just cuddling.                                                                                                     thing a candidate
   As Miss Virginia American Queen 2008, Jacqueline’s platform is                                                                             needs to think
the D.A.S.H. Foundation — the promotion of awareness and edu-                                                                                 about.”
cation of domestic violence and abuse.ºShe has also spent a large                                                                             Al Quassab,
amount of time volunteering for Children’s Miracle Network —                                                                                  Fairfax
the official philanthropy of Phi Mu, the SPCA, RCAP Relay for Life,
and participated in fashion shows with proceeds benefiting
   Jacqueline looks forward to the American Queen National Pag-            Miss American Queen Jacinta Devlin crowns                                                     — Amber Healy
eant that takes place in August in Daytona Beach, Fla.                     Jacqueline Tvrdik as the Miss Virginia
                                                                           American Queen 2008.
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Artist’s View of Clifton                                                                                         New FDA Cleared Procedure by Kimberly Roberts
                                                                                                             Just one year ago, Dr Salvatore Nuccio
                                                                                                          (of Twinbrooke Chiropractic in Fairfax,
                                                                                                          Virginia) was told an amazing story about
From Page 4                                                                                               Dr. Nick Mobilia, a cosmetic and restora-
                                                                                                          tive dentist. Dr. Mobilia had complained of
on display at the Fairfax                                                                                 severe pain, weakness and numbness in
                                                                                                          his right hand,
County Government Cen-                                                                                       “I couldn’t hold a pen let alone dental
ter through July 12.                                                                                      instruments without them dropping to the
Burkhard has several                                                                                      floor. I had to take off from my practice,
pieces in the exhibit, said                                                                               and I thought my career was over.”
                                                                                                             After seeing a surgeon and being told
Lorrie Herman, president
                                                                                                          he needed surgery for a herniated disc of
of the club.                                                                                              the spine, they discussed the possible com-
  “Rob does a nice vari-                                                                                  plications associated with surgery. Dr.        cess coming to Dr. Nuccio’s office over the
ety of work, he just keeps                                                                                Mobilia was referred to Dr. Marco Caruso,      past year, mentioned the new equipment in

                                                                                          Donated image
experimenting and paint-                                                                                  a chiropractor, one of the first practitio-    the office that might be just what I needed –
                                                                                                          ners to specialize in decompression ther-      the SpineMed™ Decompression System. I
ing,” Herman said.
                                                                                                          apy in Westchester County, NY. According       was already aware of “spinal decompression”
  She       compliments                                                                                   to Dr. Caruso, studies have shown that 4       and had investigated the technology through
Burkhard’s various tech-                                                                                  out of 5 adults will experience back and       other sources but was pleased, after talking to
niques, citing his use of                                                                                 neck pain at least once in their lives. Men    Dr. Nuccio, to see that he had acquired the
color and detail to make      Drawn to Clifton for its historic structures, Rob                           and women are equally at risk, and it is       most advanced piece of equipment on the
                                                                                                          estimated that more than 80 percent of         market: the SpineMed™ System. To make a
his paintings pleasing to     Burkhard sat on Main Street to complete this                                                                               long story short, after 30 completely pain-free
                                                                                                          missed workdays are due to spinal inju-
the eye.                      oil painting of the Hermitage Inn and the                                   ries. The SpineMed™ table uses clinically      sessions on the SpineMed™ System, I have
                              General Store.                                                              proven principles to non -surgically           seen close to a 100% improvement, meaning
BUT IT MAY be his per-                                                                                    decompress the spine and reduce the pres-      at present there does not seem to be any
sistence that makes him stand out from          when he needs to travel for work.                         sure on the discs. Previous research of        numbness at all remaining in my right foot!
                                                                                                          this technology found that the treatment       Based on my previous experience, I had no
other League members.                             “He paints on airplanes,” Negri said. “I                provided “good” to “excellent” relief in       reason at all to believe that the numb foot
   “He paints every single day,” Herman said.   really admire that about him. I try to paint              86% of the patients with ruptured inter-       would correct itself without surgery. Believe
“He goes home, puts his young kids to bed       about once or twice a week, but Rob paints                vertebral discs. “We have been using the       it or not, I feel so good that I have just pur-
and paints.”                                    every single day.”                                        latest technology in decompression ther-       chased some jogging shoes to allow me to get
   In fact, added fellow Northern Virginia        The group goes out once a month to paint                apy and have had several different tables      back into jogging/speed walking, something I
                                                                                                          in our practice,” said Dr. Caruso.             have not even contemplated doing for years
Artists League member Lou Negri, Burkhard       together, followed by a lunch and critique                   The engineers of the SpineMed™ table        because of my back, leg and foot problems.
is known to take some art supplies with him     session, Negri said.                                      have made tremendous advances in               Thanks again to you and your staff for help-
                                                                                                          replacing early technology with this 21st      ing me overcome what was threatening to
                                                                                                          Century system.                                become a semi-permanent disability. For
                                                                                                             “Almost all of these conditions can be      what it is worth, the price I paid at your facil-
                                                                                                          avoided by keeping a healthy spine,” Dr.       ity for the spinal decompression sessions was
                                                                                                          Caruso said. “Decompression therapy can        surprisingly less than that quoted to me by
                                                                              Photo                       help patients who have these problems, or      another clinic in the area who was touting a
                                                                             Galleries                    patients looking to avoid them.
                                                                                                             Decompression therapy results in an
                                                                                                                                                         spinal decompression system not as advanced
                                                                                                                                                         as the SpineMed™ System.”
                                                                                                          increase in joint space, disc height, and an
                                                                             Now!                         increase in oxygen exchange to strengthen
                                                                                                          soft tissue.” Dr. Mobilia’s experience with
                                                                             1,000s                       the SpineMed’s intensive decompression            What makes up back pain?
                                                                                                          therapy had some startling results. “All
                                                                             of pictures                  the pain, weakness and numbness sub-
                                                                                                          sided.” Dr. Mobilia said, “I was dis-            • Sciatica
                                                                             of sports,                   charged with strengthening exercises and         Very common in all ages/genders
                                                                                                          a follow-up exam in one month. With a
                                                                             gradua-                      full recovery, I was glad to return to my
                                                                                                                                                           • Disc herniation, bulges
                                                                                                                                                           Most common in men and women
                                                                             tions,                       busy practice.”
                                                                                                             It was his story, and many others like it     20-40 years of age; localized, stab-
                                                                             current                      that inspired Dr. Nuccio to consider bring-
                                                                                                          ing the SpineMed™ Decompression
                                                                                                                                                           bing pain, traveling pain (sciatica)
                                                                                                                                                           • Degenerative disc disease.
                                                                             events                       System to Northern Virginia. After get-
                                                                                                          ting the SpineMed™ Decompression
                                                                                                                                                           Most common in elderly
                                                                                                                                                           males/females; the decrease of joint
                                                                             and                          System in our office, a long time patient
                                                                                                                                                           space and disc height can result in
                                                                                                          referred her husband, Brett, to Dr. Nuccio
                                                                             more—                        for a SpineMed™ consultation. Brett’s            any of the above pain
                                                                                                          results are best conveyed in his own words       • Sprain/Strain
                                                                             never                        from this letter dated March 25, 2008:           Any age; usually accident/trauma
                                                                                                          “Over the last 7-8 years I have been deal-
                                                                             published,                   ing with often-severe low back pain (dege-
                                                                                                                                                           related – can result in traveling or
                                                                                                          nerating discs in L4 and L5), spinal steno-      localized pain.
                                                                             but posted                   sis, and pain that radiated into my but-         • Lumbago (lower back pain)
                                                                             on the                       tocks and often down my right leg, includ-
                                                                                                          ing numbness in my right foot. The pain
                                                                                                                                                           Any age; usually consists of an
                                                                                                                                                           insult to the lower back muscles
                                                                             Web. Free                    and suffering would usually last for sev-
                                                                                                          eral months at a time, even using muscle         (desk job, driver, package delivery)
                                                                             for evalua-                  relaxants and anti-inflammatory medica-          • Stenosis
                                                                                                          tions. This past December 2007, I had a          Most common in people over 40
                                                                             tion, avail-                 recurrence of my back problems that              years of age; narrowing of the spi-
                                                                                                          manifested in pain that later degenerated        nal cord due to any of the injuries
                                                                             able for                     into a very numb right foot from the her-
                                                                                                                                                           above. Pain is increased with
                                                                                                          niated disc pressing on a nerve.
                                                                             prints.                         After reviewing my most recent MRI,           walking, and dexterity (movement)
                                                                                                          my orthopedic surgeon said the numbness          is complicated.
                                                                                                          was potentially an even greater problem
                                                                                                          than the pain because the numbness indi-         For more information visit
                                                                                                          cated nerve and muscle damage that
                                                                                                          might become more severe and result in 
                                                                                                          permanent disability (drop foot) over time       or call (703)655-2032 for a free
                                                                              Connection                  if not dealt with by surgery. Fortunately,       consultation.
                                                                                                          my wife Judy, who has seen a lot of suc-
                                                                                                                       Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008 ❖ 7
                                                                                                                                        Much more at
                           The County Line
Schools Propose $2.2 Billion Budget
With more than 3,500                                                                                                                                                                                  He also asked board members to consider
                                                                                                                                                                                                   capping enrollment at Thomas Jefferson
unexpected students,                                                                                                                                                                               School for Science and Technology to 1,600

                                                                                                                                                        Photo by Julia O’Donoghue/The Connection
                                                                                                                                                                                                   students, the number of pupils the state
schools will need to                                                                                                                                                                               government has agreed to subsidize. In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   2006-2007 school year, the high school en-
make some cuts.                                                                                                                                                                                    rolled 1,769 students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Raney was also in favor of charging stu-
                    By Julia O’Donoghue                                                                                                                                                            dents to take Advanced Placement or In-
                             The Connection                                                                                                                                                        ternational Baccalaureate classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “We are obligated to provide a free el-
       ncreases in class size, decreases in                                                                                                                                                        ementary and secondary education. We are

I      staff pay raises and freezing expan-
       sion of full-day kindergarten: these
       are a few of the reductions that
Fairfax County Public Schools will consider
for the 2008-2009 school year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   currently providing a free post-secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                                   education in the form of AP and IB courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   We could generate $2.5 million by charg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing for AP and IB courses,” said Raney.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I don’t support any of those initiatives,”
   School officials had requested a $63.7                                                                                                                                                          said school board member Janie Strauss
million increase to the $2.26 billion budget                                                                                                                                                                          (Dranesville), who added
but Fairfax County Board of Supervisors                  School board member Janie Strauss (Dranesville) dis-                                                                                                         that the school system
only provided an extra $40 million, leav-                agrees with her colleague At-large school board member                           “We could generate                                                          would have to retract
ing the schools $23.7 million short of what              Jim Raney’s proposals to cut the budget.                                                                                                                     some students acceptance
it requested. According to school officials,                                                                                              $2.5 million by                                                             to Thomas Jefferson if it
the 2.5 percent in additional funding is the
smallest percentage increase in the county
                                                         ing fuel prices will eat up an additional $7
                                                                                                            to find a way to continue
                                                                                                            with expansion of the full-
                                                                                                                                          charging for AP                                                             implemented Raney’s
transfer to the system since 1995.
   Supervisors gave the schools a larger bud-
                                                            Dale has proposed to reduce the employee
                                                         salary raise from three percent to two per-
                                                                                                            day kindergarten and for-
                                                                                                            eign language in elemen-
                                                                                                                                          and IB courses.”                                                              During the discussion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      school board members
get increase than any other agency. Fairfax              cent and halting the expansion of full-day         tary schools.                                                                          — Jim Raney Stu Gibson (Hunter Mill)
County Public Schools was one of the only                kindergarten and the elementary school                School board members                                                                                   and Kaye Kory (Mason)
local government branches to receive an                  foreign language program. He would in-             Brad Center (Lee), Jim Raney (At-large) and                                            also expressed concern about budget cuts
increase in funding at all, they said.                   crease class size by one half of student,          Liz Bradsher (Springfield) asked the staff                                             to schools that serve a lot of poor and at-
                                                         likely to affect general education classes         to take another look at implementing an                                                risk students.
AN ENROLLMENT increase and rising                        more than specialty classes.                       “activity fee” for athletic participation. In                                             Staff said about half of the approximately
fuel prices mean that additional funds pro-                 The school system has also reduced              earlier budget discussions, the superinten-                                            35 schools that qualify for extra money to
vided by the county will mostly be used to               spending by “streamlining” several pro-            dent had said such a fee could produce at                                              help at-risk students, called Title I funding,
cover existing costs and not to fund im-                 grams aimed at at-risk or low-income stu-          least $2.5 million but the school system’s                                             would see a reduction in this assistance
provements or new programming, accord-                   dents, including summer school, Project            chief financial officer Deirdre McLaughlin                                             from the federal government this year.
ing to a statement released by schools su-               Excel, QUEST, the Student Accountability           said the revenue to be generated was most                                              Gibson said he did not want the school sys-
perintendent Jack Dale.                                  program, the Summit program, and Young             likely overstated.                                                                     tem to “pile on” by also cutting money for
   Fairfax County Public Schools saw an ad-              Scholars program.                                     Raney proposed some more dramatic                                                   other programs found in these schools. “Ob-
ditional 3,541 students in 2008, which will                                                                 cuts. He said the school system should look                                            viously we have some schools in that cat-
cost the system approximately $22.5 mil-                 WITH UNPOPULAR CUTS proposed, the                  at closing Gifted-and-Talented education                                               egory and we don’t want to rub salt in the
lion in additional funding. Transportation               School Board is looking at other options.          centers and moving those services into ev-                                             wound. What are we doing so that we are
costs related to enrollment increase and ris-            Several board members said they would like         ery student’s base elementary school.                                                  not adding insult to injury?” said Gibson.

                                                                                                                                        County Notebook
           School Snapshot                                                                                                      More Algebra for Eighth Graders
 2008 Special School Program Enrollment                                                                                           Fairfax County Public Schools will start offering a standard Algebra I
    Fairfax County Public Schools provided a breakdown of specialty program enrollment based on race, ethnicity,               class in addition to its honors Algebra I class to eighth graders in two
 socioeconomic factors and special education needs in January 2008. When compared with overall enrollment figures,             middle schools next year.
 students who are poor, black, Hispanic, English-language learners or who qualify for special education services are              The school system wants to increase middle school enrollment in
 underrepresented in gifted and talented and accelerated academic programs. The same groups of students appear in              Algebra I so that more students will have the opportunity to complete
 higher numbers in the U.S. military’s JROTC programs.
                                                                                                                               calculus by the end of high school.
 Program                       Overall      Economically       Limited         Special     black       Hispanic     white         It is difficult for students to fit in all the prerequisites for calculus if
                              Enrollment    Disadvantaged      English        Education                                        they wait until ninth grade to take Algebra I, said staff.
 FCPS Enrollment                  164,843     31,320*          21,771          24,000      18,133*     26,374*      80,421        Currently, about 47 percent of students complete Algebra I by the
    (All Schools)                             (19.9%)         (7.6%*)          (14%)       (10.8%)      (16%)      (50.2%)     end of eighth grade, according to Peter Noonan, assistant superinten-
                                                                                                                               dent for instructional services.
 Career and                        55,942     12,855             8,622          7,641         6,802       8,873     27,321
    Technical Education                     (22.98%)         (15.41%)       (13.66%)      (12.16%)    (15.86%)    (48.84%)        Like honors Algebra I, standard Algebra I will be an “open enroll-
    (Middle, High Schools)                                                                                                     ment” class, meaning that it will be available to anyone who wants to
                                                                                                                               take it. The class will resemble the standard Algebra I currently offered
 Foreign Language                  44,543         342            3,568          3,081         3,855      4,946      25,189
    (Middle, High Schools)                     (.77%)         (8.01%)        (6.92%)       (8.65%)     (11.1%)    (54.76%)     to ninth graders.
                                                                                                                                  Hughes and Thoreau middle school will be the first to offer standard
 Gift and Talented                61,775         5,180           7,595   Not Available        2,041       2,475     16,593     Algebra I through a pilot program next year. Noonan said the school
     Services (Kindergarten – 12)             (8.39%)        (12.29%)                      (6.83%)     (8.29%)    (55.55%)
                                                                                                                               system wants to expand the offering to other middle school programs
 JROTC                               823          302             142            229           216         203         283     in following years.
    (Seven High Schools)                      (36.7%)        (17.25%)       (27.83%)      (26.25%)    (24.67%)    (34.39%)        Fairfax County middle schools typically offer standard grade six, seven
 2007 Advanced Placement/          17,994        1,264            748            459           945        1,269     11,006     and eight math as well as Algebra I, Geometry and sometimes Algebra
    International Baccalaureate               (7.02%)         (4.21%)        (2.55%)       (5.25%)     (7.05%)    (61.16%)     II, according to Noonan.
    enrollment (High Schools)                                                                                                                                                     — Julia O’Donoghue
 *approximate figures computed by The Connection Newspapers
                                                                                               —Julia O’Donoghue                                 More at
8 ❖ Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008

School Board Ponders Busing Changes
Some suggest                                    Several board members rejected this rec-
                                              ommendation. Some schools do not have             Changes in Start Times?
reducing gifted and                           the number of gifted-and-talented students
                                              required to offer a program on the scale that
                                                                                                   Students at some schools around the county            The school system is also looking to increase
                                                                                                could end up starting school later and some           the cost savings and efficiencies in its bus sys-
talented bus service.                         of a gifted-and-talented center, said School
                                              Board member Kathy Smith (Sully.)
                                                                                                could end up starting earlier as Fairfax County
                                                                                                school officials consider some dramatic changes
                                                                                                                                                      tem. The Fairfax County Public Schools’
                                                                                                                                                      transportation task force has made many of the
                                                                                                to its busing system.                                 recommendations being considered, including
               By Julia O’Donoghue              School Board member Janie Strauss                  County staff is looking to develop a three-bell    the change to start times.
                        The Connection        (Dranesville) added that eliminating trans-       schedule in which some elementary schools                The School Board set some parameters for the
                                              portation to gifted-and-talented centers          could start earlier in the morning and some           schools’ transportation redesign at its work ses-
           hould Fairfax County Public        would result in a drop in lower-income and        middle and high school students could begin           sion May 12. Staff is expected to return with a
                                                                                                school later.                                         draft proposal later this year and the School

     S     Schools keep paying to bus
           tens of thousands of students
           around the county for special
     The Fairfax County School Board
                                              minority student enrollment.
                                                “I am 100 percent certain that I am not
                                              going to vote to deny transportation to gift-
                                              and-talented centers,” said School Board
                                              member Ilryong Moon (At-large).
                                                                                                   The Fairfax County advocacy group, Start
                                                                                                Later for Excellence in Education Proposal
                                                                                                (SLEEP), has been campaigning for middle and
                                                                                                high school students to start school later for the
                                                                                                last 10 years. The organization cites research
                                                                                                that show teens are biologically inclined to stay
                                                                                                                                                      Board is gathering input through “study groups”
                                                                                                                                                      this summer.
                                                                                                                                                         Residents will only be able to join the “study
                                                                                                                                                      groups” if invited by the school board but staff
                                                                                                                                                      intends to conduct wider public meetings on the
                                                                                                                                                      transportation plan next fall.
   engaged in heated discussions about          Other School Board members were more            up late and sleep more in the mornings.                  For more on allowing later start times for
   transportation service involved the        supportive of giving staff the flexibility to        Currently, older students start class earlier in   high school students, see
   busing of gifted and talented students.    look at reducing gifted-and-talent student        the morning than their elementary school coun-           For more on the transportation task force, see
   About 61,000 of the school system’s        transportation.
   164,843 students are enrolled in the         “If we are already offering a set of ser-
                     school      system’s     vices in schools, I can’t imagine why we
                     gifted and talented      would pay to send students somewhere               The greatest difference was the honors               way to deal with TJ that doesn’t have a re-
“If the              program in 2008.         else,” said School Board president Dan          program offered more “flexibility,” allowing            source implication.”
offerings              The School Board
                     split almost evenly
                                              Storck (Mount Vernon.)
                                                “If we are going to put money into level
                                                                                              students to one or two advanced classes in-
                                                                                              stead of an entire curriculum. Those enrolled
                                                                                                                                                         At-large School Board member Tina Hone
                                                                                                                                                      said she thought the School Board should
are at every         when        deciding
                     whether to look at
                                              four funding, then why do we have GT cen-
                                              ters?” asked School Board member Liz
                                                                                              in the gifted-and-talented program had also
                                                                                              typically been taking classes together since
                                                                                                                                                      consider reducing transportation to
                                                                                                                                                      Jefferson given the tough budget situation.
middle               reducing transporta-     Brasher (Springfield.)                          elementary school, said Noonan.                            “Maybe TJ parents are going to have to
                     tion services to el-                                                        “Most of the GT referrals are made in sec-           figure out how to get to TJ,” she said.
school, why          ementary school          EARLIER IN THE DAY, other questions             ond grade,” he said.
                     gifted and talented      were raised about transportation of gifted         Noonan’s statement prompted questions                THE TRANSPORTATION TASK force has
are we               centers. The trans-      and talented students at the middle and         from board members about why the school                 also recommended busing Jefferson stu-
                     portation task force     high school level.                              system was paying for gifted-and-talented               dents to the local elementary school with
busing kids          had recommended             School staff said there wasn’t a signifi-    transportation at this level.                           younger children, but both staff and the
all over the         that the School
                     Board eliminate
                                              cant distinction between middle school
                                              gifted-and-talented centers and the honors
                                                                                                 “If the offerings are at every middle
                                                                                              school, why are we busing kids all over the
                                                                                                                                                      School Board were not supportive of the
county?”             gifted-and-talented
                     bus services for el-
                                              program offered through the standard cur-
                                                                                              county?” said School Board member Tessie
                                                                                                                                                        Tistadt said it would increase the num-
                                                                                                                                                      ber of Jefferson “depots” from 25 to ap-
 — School Board ementary school stu-             “I think it is a duplicative effort. … We       Some School Board members said they                  proximately 80 sites, thereby costing more
  Member Tessie dents who have the            do offer a full gifted-and-talented center at   should also take a closer look at transpor-             money. Several School Board members said
         Wilson. same “level four”            every middle school but some are called         tation to Thomas Jefferson School for Sci-              they also had reservations about middle and
                     services at their base   gifted-and-talented centers and some are        ence and Technology. The school system’s                high school students sharing a bus together.
   schools. Cutting the program would         called honors programs,” said Peter             chief operating officer Dean Tistadt said the              “I don’t support any high school kids on
   save the school system a little over       Noonan, assistant superintendent for in-        cost of the special high school’s transporta-           an elementary school bus, even if they are
   $325,000.                                  structional services.                           tion was “not inconsequential. There is no              TJ kids,” said Smith.

                                                                                              Bay Gets a Little Cleaner
                                                                                              Volunteers remove 1 1/2 tons of debris
                                                                                              from Belmont Bay shores.
                                                                                                     ix volunteers removed 46 tires, 39               pounds, the total ºweight of the collected

                                                                                              S      bags of litter, two chemical drums,
                                                                                                     three trash containers and a set of
                                                                                              plastic lawn furniture from the shores of
                                                                                                                                                      trash is estimated at 1 1/2 tons.
                                                                                                                                                         Participating in the cleanup were Fairfax
                                                                                                                                                      Yacht Club Commodore Gayle Wix; marina
                                                                                              Belmont Bay as part of the Potomac Water-               manager, Jeff Fredrickson; dock ºmaster,
                                                                                              shed Cleanup in April. The Fairfax Yacht                Harry Croft; ºgroundskeeper, Bill French,
                                                                                              Club supported the effort. The trash will be            and Mason ºNeck volunteers Gary Knipling
                                                                                              taken to the Fairfax County Waste to ºEn-               and Joe Chudzik.
                                                                                              ergy Recovery Facility in Lorton for proper                The Mason Neck Lions Club helped to
                                                                                              disposal.                                               organize this project and 18 other cleanup
                                                                                                The Yacht Club provided a small flat-bot-             sites on Mason Neck. The Hartwell Foun-
                                                                                              tomed ºboat and helped to transfer the bags             dation donated soft drinks and bottled wa-
                                                                                              of trash, tires and other debris to ºthe ma-            ter. The Alice Ferguson Foundation provided
                                                                                              rina where it was moved from the dock by                cleanup supplies and Clean Fairfax Coun-
                                                                                              hand carts to the parking lot. With one very            cil, Inc. donated anti-litter ºincentive give-
                                                                                              large tractor tire weighing more than 200               away items.
Volunteers use a boat to transport some of the refuse removed from
Belmont Bay.
                                                                                                               Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008 ❖ 9
    Opinion                                                                                                                                                        Newspaper of Fairfax Station,

Trouble with VDOT                                                                                         Taking down acres of                                        Laurel Hill & Clifton
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        t’s possible that it happened on Earth Day,      A single tree with a 26-foot canopy can ab-      and no good reason.                                       McLean, Virginia 22102
                                                                                                                                                                   NEWS DEPARTMENT:

I       but it was definitely sometime within a
        week of that day.
            The Virginia Department of Transpor-
tation, without notice, bulldozed more than
five acres of trees in at least three locations as
                                                      sorb the emissions of a vehicle driven 11,500
                                                      miles every year. Or so said Fairfax County of-
                                                      ficials in October 2007 when they launched
                                                      the laudable goal of blanketing 45 percent of
                                                      the county with tree cover by 2037. The county
                                                                                                          from a middle school, where the trees could
                                                                                                          have helped clean the air from hundreds of
                                                                                                          thousands of vehicles a day passing by on the
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part of preliminary work on widening the              will plant 400 trees a year on county property         The additional tree canopy envisioned in
beltway for HOT lanes.                                to reduce pollution and energy costs.                                                                            Michael O’Connell
                                                                                                          Fairfax would have the capacity to absorb more               Editor / 703-917-6440
   These trees were cleared in McLean, Tysons            Too bad the county apparently has no say         than 10 million pounds of carbon dioxide an-
                                                                                                                                                                       Meghan Williams
Corner and Springfield.                               on what VDOT does with property it “owns.”          nually, which could eliminate the need for $1          Assistant Editor / 703-917-6449
   Apparently these trees were clear cut in or-       VDOT officials should realize that property         million in greenhouse gas reduction services                 Amber Healy
der to make way for “staging areas,” that is to       “owned by VDOT” actually belongs to the resi-       each year.                                                Community Reporter
say a place to park their equipment.                                   dents of Virginia. The tree cut-      VDOT officials should undertake an imme-                  703-917-6458
   It’s an example of the kind of reasoning that                                           “staging ar-
                                                      Editorial ting last month forset Fairfax            diate analysis of the way it operates. It must
takes place at VDOT, and apparently there is                           eas” probably                      communicate better with local officials and
                                                                                                                                                                       Julia O’Donoghue
more of it to come.                                                    County’s efforts back by more      residents. And it must realize that trees have               Education and Politics
   “The construction is going to start by us tear-    than a year. And we’ll note again that VDOT         value and take steps to preserve them when-                     703-917-6433
ing down trees,” said Nick Nicholson of VDOT          says there’s more to come.                          ever possible. Even if these sites were the only            Nicholas Horrock
at a public meeting about the HOT Lanes on               “We have held meetings five times in McLean      possible “staging areas,” which we do not be-        Business and Transportation Editor
April 30.                                             and each time we mentioned the staging area.        lieve, at least a ring of trees should have been
   There is no shortage of parking lots any-          Did we say we would be clearing trees to con-       left around the perimeter to act as a buffer.                     Ken Moore
                                                                                                                                                                          Courts & Projects
where around the Beltway. With a little cre-          struct that staging area? No,” Nicholson ad-           Construction for the “high occupancy toll                     703-917-6417
ativity, and a little notice, VDOT could prob-        mitted.                                             lanes” is under way. We can only imagine what
                                                                                                                                                                       Paul Frommelt
ably have leased an already-paved “staging               Those trees would also have had the effect       surprises lay ahead.                                           Sports Editor
area.” The loss of the trees is no small thing,       of buffering residential and business areas from                                    — Mary Kimm,                  703-917-6409
especially in consideration of widening a road        the noise and view of the Beltway traffic and          ,
like the Beltway.                                     construction. Three acres alone were across                                        703-917-6416


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   Unkempt                              sented itself as a safety issue when   from the county and VDOT
                                                                                                                      Cinderella                                         Art/Design:
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   Medians                              I try to make left turns and cannot
                                        actually see oncoming traffic in
                                                                               that we don’t have funds to
                                                                               keep up the maintenance. But
                                                                                                                        I’m the Cinderella that
                                                                                                                        hasn’t been transformed
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   To the Editor:                       many cases at locations due to the     at the same time the county              my pumpkin’s turned to pie                 Production Manager:
     It is ironic that you can com-                                                                                                                                        Jean Card
                                        grass height. So I reported VDOT       has the nerve to increase our                      the mice are caught in
   plain via a Fairfax County Web       to Fairfax County via their online     property tax rate and arbi-                      mousetraps                     CIRCULATION: 703-917-6481
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   being too high but who to com-                       plaint Web page but    so that our overall assessment
   plain to about Fairfax County                                                                                         The slipper rubs a blister             CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
   as the violator and the Virginia
                                          Letters was told I had to            remains the same even while                                                                    L.L.C.
                                                        contact VDOT di-       our building values have de-              the ashes are still black                      Peter Labovitz
   Department of Transportation                         rectly.                creased. I believe that poten-            the prince forgot the dance steps               President/CEO
   and the lack of lawn mainte-                                                                                                                                           Mary Kimm
                                           We pay a ton of property and        tial homebuyers see the un-               midnight brings regrets.                        Publisher/Chief
   nance on the medians? The            other taxes for Fairfax County to      kempt grass on the medians                                                               Operating Officer
   grass height on traffic medians                                                                                                                                       Jerry Vernon
                                        ignore this and put it on my as an     and that can detract from our             My fairy godmother is a man                Executive Vice President
   in the county look like we live      individual. I bet somebody could       property values. How to get               who dresses in a gown                         Wesley DeBrosse
   in an area that cannot afford                                                                                                                                            Controller
                                        get elected to office from Fairfax     this addressed?                           and all my stepmother ever                      Debbie Funk
   to maintain appearance. I            County just running on a platform                                                gave to me                                       National Sales
   called VDOT, they have done                                                                                                                                            John Lovaas
                                        that they will improve grass main-                 Steve Delahunty               were books of fairy tales to read.      Special Assistant for Operations
   nothing. This has even pre-          tenance on common areas. I hear                              Fairfax                         — Robin Hamby

10 ❖ Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008
      Camps & Schools                                                                                                                       Around Town
   Know something that should be fea-        ing sessions: Learning Fun School is         Tentative sites are at the following           To submit an item to community
tured in School Notes? Awards? Special       now offering GT prep classes for rising      middle schools — Poe, Hughes, Liberty,       notes,    send      an    e-mail   to
events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up   first- and second-graders. Countywide        Irving and either Sandburg or Twain. or call
to 703-917-0991. Or call Lea Mae Rice at     testing will be done in fall, 2008. Criti-   Registration will begin April 15 and in-     703-917-6440. Photos/artwork encour-
703-917-6459.                                cal thinking instruction addresses wide      formation can be picked up at the Teen       aged. Deadline is Friday.
                                             range of developmental levels and var-       Center Hub sites (South County Govern-
   Samantha Dodbele of Hayfield              ied learning styles of children, which       ment Center, James Lee Community                The Fairfax County Park Au-
Secondary School won first place in the      promotes higher level thinking skills by     Center, Reston YMCA, Mott Community          thority has trail maps illuminating
State Science Fair for her project on        emphasizing the thought process rather       Center and Irving Middle School) at this     the network of over 200 miles of trails
Environmental Management for “The            than a specific answer. Simulated test       time. Space is reserved on a first-come,     throughout the county. Visit
Microbial Bioconversion of Soy               papers are practiced which helps the         first-served basis. Each camp is limited
Isoflavone through Varying Strains of        students in various aspects of cognitive     to 60 participants. Call 703-324-TEEN        trailsframe.htm to download maps of
Saprophytic Bacteria.”                       abilities testing. Ages- 7 and up. E-mail:   (8336), TTY 711.                             the nationally recognized Cross County
   The following students also won                                                                   Trail and other popular stream valley
awards at the VSSEF: Varun Takanti of                                                        Fairfax County Public Schools             trails. The maps show the nearest points
Fairfax High School, third place in Be-         Adults seeking a high school              offers the services of a special education   to access a trail, the location of stream
havioral and Social Sciences; Russell        credential can now take advantage of         ombudsman for guidance and support.          crossings, and provide trail descriptions
Glorioso of TJHSST, honorable mention        low-cost GED classes and free practice       The eight ombudsmen are part of a net-       and distances.
in Biochemistry; Madhav Nandipati of         tests to prepare for the General Educa-      work that provides assistance to parents
TJHSST, second place in Computer Sci-        tional Development (GED) Test. Offered       who are navigating the special educa-           The Greater Chesapeake and
ence; Arielle Khan of TJHSST, third          through Fairfax County Public Schools’       tion process and feel they could benefit     Potomac (GC&P) Region of the
place in Earth and Planetary Science;        Adult and Community Education (ACE),         from the advice and knowledge of a           American Red Cross reports a de-
Dawei Qi of TJHHST, third place in En-       the GED prep classes start up the week       more experienced and specially trained       clining blood supply and low
ergy and Transportation; Ryan Brewster       of May 12 and provide instruction in         parent. Contact the Parent Resource          appointment rates. All eligible donors
of TJHSST, second place in Engineering:      language arts reading and writing,           Center at 703-204-3941. For a listing of     are invited to schedule a donation ap-
Electrical and Mechanical; Anirudh           mathematics, science, social studies,        the     eight     ombudsmen          visit   pointment at any blood drive or donor
Saraswathula of TJHSST, third place in
Medicine and Health Sciences; Bo Fan
                                             and test-taking strategies. Skill courses
                                             in reading, writing and math are also
                                                                                                                                       center, by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
                                                                                                                                       Platelet donors can call 1-800-272-2123
                                                                                                                                                                                   Me & Mom
of TJHSST, third place in Physics and        available. The 20 three-hour sessions                                                     to schedule an appointment.                 Hayden Aspesi, now 8, and
Astronomy; Christine Hiemstra and            cost $52, or $.86 per hour; textbook            Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)                                                  his mother, Sydney Sawyer
Rohit Dasgupta of TJHSST, third place        $20. Virginia residency is not required.     offers SAT preparation, study                   The Fairfax County Park Au-              of Clifton, take in the view
in the Team Category.                           Advance registration is required by       skills, and other enrichment                 thority and Fairfax County Animal
                                             calling 703-658-1201. For more infor-        courses for secondary school students        Shelter offer discounted dog-train-         from one of their favorite
   Gunston Community Blood                   mation, view        at several area schools including South      ing courses to those who adopt a dog        Maine hikes — the summit
Drive, sponsored by the American Red         DIS/OACE/ahsc or call 703-533-5466 or        County Secondary, West Springfield           from the county shelter. Adoptive fami-     of Mount Champlain,
Cross, will be held on Friday, June 6        703-660-2007.                                High School and Hayfield Secondary.          lies who attend a Park Authority            Acadia National Park.
from 3 - 7 p.m. at Gunston Elementary                                                     For more information, visit the Web site     workshop receive a coupon for half-off
School Gym. Each blood donation can             Community and Recreation Ser-             at             tuition for the Park Authority Obedience
save the lives of up to three people. The    vices’ Teen Services Division is             prek12.html. Current FCPS students           I or Puppy Kindergarten class. Condi-         The Fairfax County Public Li-
goal is 40 units. Appointments are en-       offering five summer camps for Teens.        may submit registration and payment by       tional upon completion of the course.       brary Grants and Funding
couraged. Walk-ins are accepted.             While basically free, attending teens will   mail, by fax or walk-in at any Fairfax       For more about dogs available for adop-     Research Center is located at Fairfax
Contact Anne Gorham at 703-850-6843          need to provide their own lunch and          County adult education registration cen-     tion, visit          County Public Library, 12000 Govern-
to schedule donation.                        there is a small fee for field trips. The    ter. For information, call 703-227-8453      police/animalservices or call 703-830-      ment Center Parkway, Fairfax. Hours
                                             camps will begin June 30 and end Aug.        or 703-227-8472 Monday through Fri-          1100.         For      more,        visit   Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 703-
  GT Preparation/Critical Think-             7, running from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.       day during regular business hours.                 324-8343

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                                                                                                                                                      For more information on the Ride of the Patri-
                                                             Leisure                                                                   More         ots, go to

                                                   Start Your Engines
                                                   Faifax prepares for
                                                   10th annual Ride of the
                                                   Patriots on May 25.
                                                                           By Amber Healy

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photos by Michael O'Connell/The Connection
                                                                             The Connection
                                                              or 10 years, the Sunday morning

                                                   F          of Memorial Day weekend has
                                                              meant one thing for motorcyclists
                                                              and the patriotic in Fairfax: the
                                                   Ride of the Patriots.
                                                     About 4,000 motorcycles from a handful
                                                   of states are expected to gather at Patriot
                                                   Harley Davidson, on Fairfax Boulevard, said
                                                   Ken Lyons, coordinator of the event for the
                                                   Fairfax County Chapter of the Harley Own-
                                                   ers Group, better known as HOG.
                                                     “This is our 10th anniversary ride and
                                                   we’re expecting a really big turnout,” said
                                                     In years past, the motorcycles have taken
  On the Menu                                      up two lanes on eastbound Fairfax Boule-        Adorned with the Stars and Stripes, this helmet at the 2007 Ride of the
                                                   vard, stretching from Patriot to Captain        Patriots served as a reminder of the event’s mission: to remember and
     Send listings for food and drink events to    Pell’s restaurant, over a mile down the road.   honor those who served in America’s armed forces.           Last year, over 3,500 motorcycles rode in
  or call 703-917-6440.                            the parade, which travels from the Harley       66, waving their hands,
     Big Band Dinner Auction with the
                                                   dealership to the Pentagon, where it joins      flags and banners as the      “I think it’s a great way to show the
  West Springfield High School band boost-         with the national Rolling Thunder ride.         bikers pass by.
  ers, including live music, silent auction and
  games. Sunday, May 17, 6 p.m. at the
                                                     The annual event is a tribute to veterans,       “The City of Fairfax has   media that people do support the
                                                   past and current, as a way of honoring those    started bringing out
  school cafeteria, 6100 Rolling Road, Spring-
  field. Admission includes dinner and is $20
                                                   who served and remembering those who            bleachers for us because      troops.”
  for adults, $10 for children 5-12. Visit         did not return home from Vietnam, Lyons         so many people come out                                                         — Ken Lyons                        said.                                           to watch,” said Don
                                                     “Personally, I think it’s a great way to      Whitmore, a volunteer
     Cooking Class: Fast Food/Conve-
  nience Food. Sample the latest                   show the media that people do support the       organizer of the event and HOG member.              This year’s keynote speaker is Sgt. Maj.
  convenience foods on the market, plus open       troops,” he said.                                  The morning begins early, with motor-         Kenneth O. Preston, the highest-ranking en-
  cans and boxes of organic food to make in-                                                       cycles lining up at 6 a.m. A small ceremony,     listed member of the U.S. Army.
  stant meals. No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or    SPECTATORS LINE UP along Fairfax                including the Fairfax High School March-
  dairy. Class includes recipes and food
                                                                                                                                                       “We had a representative from the Coast
  samples. Pre-registration required. Sun-         Boulevard and Nutley Street and crowd           ing Band, a group of bagpipers and com-          Guard last year and we wanted something
  day, May 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 9302           onto overpasses along eastbound Interstate      ments from elected officials, begins at 8 a.m.   different,” Whitmore said. Through a friend,
  Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station. $45 per per-                                                                                                       Whitmore was able to secure offers from
  son. Call 703-643-2713 for space
  availability or visit                                                                                                       both the Army and the Marines, both eager
  ing.                                                                                                                                              to participate in the Memorial Day week-
                                                                                                                                                    end event honoring the troops.
     Chick-Fil-A at Fair Oaks Mall hosts a                                                                                                             When Preston leaves the parking lot for
  free “Family Night” every Wednesday, 5-
  7 p.m., with different activities every week:                                                                                                     the parade, he will be riding on a custom-
  make a seasonal art project to display in the                                                                                                     built motorcycle, made by the popular Or-
  store, get a glitter tattoo or animal balloon,                                                                                                    ange County Choppers group, well known
  play an instrument and march along in a                                                                                                           from the show on the TLC Network.
  parade with the Chick-fil-A Cow. Chick-fil-
  A is located inside the main entrance                                                                                                                “The Army has used that chopper for re-
  between Sears and Macy’s at Fair Oaks Mall.                                                                                                       cruiting new officers during Bike Week in
  Call     703-279-1883            or    e-mail                                                                                                     Daytona,” Whitmore said. “It’s a really for more.
                                                                                                                                                    pretty bike, very unusual looking.”
     The Northern Virginia Alliance on                                                                                                                 Shortly before 9 a.m., members of the
  Smoking or Health announces the pub-                                                                                                              HOG group will take the stage, also donated
  lication of “Your Springfield and Burke                                                                                                           by the City of Fairfax, to direct all riders to
  Guide to Smoke-Free Dining.” The guide
  was published with grant funds from the
                                                                                                                                                    start their engines. With up to 4,00 motor-
  Virginia Department of Health’s Tobacco                                                                                                           cycles starting simultaneously, it is sure to
  Use Control Project. The guide lists restau-                                                                                                      be a noise to drown out the cheering crowd.
  rants in Springfield and Burke that offer                                                                                                            Riders, led by Preston and HOG members,
  smoke-free dining.
     The guide is available free of charge. To                                                                                                      will travel east on Fairfax Boulevard to
  obtain a copy, visit the South Run RECenter,                                                                                                      Nutley Street and continue on Interstate 66
  7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield. To re-                                                                                                       to the Pentagon. “Last year, we left Patriot
  ceive a copy by mail, call Fairfax County                                                                                                         at 9 a.m. and when I pulled into the Penta-
  Community and Recreation Services at 703-
  324-5213.                                                                                                                                         gon lot at 9:50, the last bike had just driven
                                                   In 2007, over 3,500 motorcycle riders lined up along Fairfax Boulevard                           by Patriot,” Whitmore said. “That’s about
                                                   in preparation for a group rides to the Pentagon and the National Mall.                          13 miles of motorcycles.”
12 ❖ Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008
   To have community events listed, send to
                                                            and diet of scavengers. $4 per
                                                            person, prepaid reservations
                                                                                                      Spring Maintenance Check only $79.95
or call 703-917-6440 with questions. Dead-                  required. 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond                                          It’s essential to have a check-up on your
line is Friday.                                             Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd.,                                     HVAC system before the start of summer heat.
                                                            Springfield, 703-451-9588.
                                                         “Three for the Show,” three one-act                                                         Go with the Flow
THURSDAY/MAY 15                                             plays from the Greenspring Players
Golf Tournament. Lorton Arts                                theater group of Springfield,
  Workhouse Classic golf tournament is
  9 a.m., at Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701
  Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton.
                                                            featuring comedy, drama and
                                                            mystery. $5 per person. 7 p.m. at the
                                                            Greenspring Retirement Community’s
                                                                                                        No. Va.
                                                                                                                                                    Call                               Today
  Registration 8 a.m. Call 703-517-                         Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring         for over
  4548 or 703-495-0001 or see                               Village Drive, Springfield. Contact          50 years
Rocky Gutterman, through May 17 at
                                                            Dot Brown at 703-451-1537 to
                                                            purchase tickets and for information.
  Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick
  Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860
                                                            Continues Saturday.
                                                         Bike to Work Day. Join area                                                                                $50 - 100* Off
  or visit                           commuters for a celebration of                                                                           Installation of New System
                                                            bicycling as a way to get to work.               – Licensed – Bonded – Insured –     *Discount Based on Equipment Needed

                                                            Bikes can ride free on Metrorail and
FRIDAY/MAY 16                                               Metro buses for the day. For more
Rocky Gutterman, through May 17 at                          information, including a list of local
  Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick                     events, visit
  Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860
  or visit
Dying Fetus, Sworn Enemy,                                SATURDAY/MAY 17
  Origin, Thy Will Be Done,                              Arthritis Walk. The Arthritis
  Fallen Martyr, Headache, Suffer                           Foundation’s signature event features
  No More. All ages. $15 in advance,                        a three-mile and one-mile course at
  $18 day of. 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night                       Robinson Secondary School, 5035
  Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.                     Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Registration
  Tickets available at the club or                          is 9 a.m. and walks are 10 a.m. For
  through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-                       more see http://
  5940 or visit                 
Nature Night Hike. Nighttime stroll                      Rocky Gutterman at Kate’s Irish
  over wooden terrain and look for                          Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road,
  nightlife. Participants will learn                        Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or
  about nocturnal activities of forest                      visit
  residents. Dress for the weather and                   Battle of the Bands with more
  bring a flashlight. Hike is appropriate                   than 15 groups. All ages. Noon at
  for children 7 and older. $5 per                          Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road,
  adult, $3 for children under 16,                          Springfield. Tickets available at the
  prepaid reservations required. Meet                       club or through Ticketmaster. Call
  at the Visitors Center Lake Accotink                      703-569-5940 or visit
  Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road,                  
  Springfield, 703-569-3464.                             Joint Concerts by Messiah and
Ponderings – Scavengers. A
  naturalist unveils the strange world                              See Calendar, Page 14

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From Page 13                                                                                                                                                                      Road, Springfield. Tickets available
                                                                                                                                                                                  at the club or through Ticketmaster.
Aldersgate United Methodist                                                                                                                                                       Call 703-569-5940 or visit
   Churches, featuring Rutter’s                                                                                                                                         
   Manificat and smaller works. Two                                                                                                                                             Potting Party and Plant Exchange.
   performances: 3 p.m. at Messiah                                                                                                                                                The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum
   UMC, 6215 Rolling Road,                                                                                                                                                        Society presents a hands-on
   Springfield, 703-569-9862 and 8                                                                                                                                                descriptive program with Bonnie
   p.m. at Aldersgate UMC, 1301                                                                                                                                                   Mirmak on how to prepare soil for
   Collingwood Road, Alexandria, 703-                                                                                                                                             potting. Attendees will take home
   765-6555.                                                                                                                                                                      their free potted mum, and are asked
Big Band Dinner Auction with the                                                                                                                                                  to bring one of their own potted and
   West Springfield High School                                                                                                                                                   labeled seedling or divided perennial
   Band boosters, including live music,                                                                                                                                           to exchange with a fellow gardener.
   silent auction and games. 6 p.m. at                                                                                                                                            2:30 p.m. at the Falls Church
   the school cafeteria, 6100 Rolling                                                                                                                                             Community Center, 223 Little Falls
   Road, Springfield. Admission                                                                                                                                                   St., Falls Church. Open to the public,
   includes dinner and is $20 for adults,                                                                                                                                         free admission and refreshments. Call
   $10 for children 5-12. Visit                                                                                                                                                   Jim Dunn at 703-560-8776.
Nature Nook with a Book – Reptile
   Love. Hidden Pond’s naturalist                                                                                                                                               MONDAY/MAY 19
   presents a free, all-ages program                                                                                                                                            Art in Lorton. Learn about Lorton’s
   about reptiles. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at                                                                                                                                             Workhouse Arts Center. View a
   Richard Byrd Library, 7250                                                                                                                                                      sideshow on the former Lorton Prison
   Commerce St., Springfield. For                                                                                                                                                  site’s history and hear about the artist
   reservations, call 703-451-8055.                                                                                                                                                studios, art gallery, events center,
World Children’s Choir seasonal                                                                                                                                                    museum, restaurants and more.
   concert featuring selections from                                                                                                                                               Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Lorton
   Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and                                                                                                                                                  Library 9520 Richmond Highway,
   music from Austria, Canada, China,       The World Children’s Choir’s seasonal concert is Saturday, May 17.                                                                     Lorton, 703-339-7385.
   Korea, Italy, Japan, Turkey and the                                                                                                                                          Open Mic at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131
   United States. 7 p.m. at the Ernest        Bring water and lunch, no pets.           Choir Concert. Grace Presbyterian              Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring         North Backlick Road, Springfield.
   Cultural Center Theater, NOVA              Contact Henri Comeau at                     Church presents a concert by the             Village Drive, Springfield. Contact         Call 703-866-0860 or visit
   Community College, 8333 Little River or 703-451-                multicultural interfaith choir Mosaic        Dot Brown at 703-451-1537 to      
   Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $20       7965.                                       Harmony and the Grace Church                 purchase tickets and for information.    Candlemass, Daylight Dies,
   for adults, $15 for children, students   Heather Hill Gardens Herb                     Choirs, 7 p.m. at the church, 7434           Begins Friday.                              Twister Tower Dire,
   and seniors. Visit                         Festival, with a British tea party          Bath St., Springfield. Free, but                                                         Withersoul, Wisteria. All ages. or             theme, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 8111       offering will be collected for Middle                                                    $25 in advance, $28 day of. 7:30
   call 703-883-0920.                         Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Visitors will     East ministries. Reception will follow.   SUNDAY/MAY 18                                  p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling
Hike Pohick and South Run Valley              be able to taste and get recipes for        Call 703-451-2900 or visit                Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131              Road, Springfield. Tickets available
   Stream Parks: enjoy spring with a          herbal tea party favorites, learn                         N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call          at the club or through Ticketmaster.
   10-mile one-way hike at a moderate         about growing culinary herbs, and         “Three for the Show,” three one-act           703-866-0860 or visit                        Call 703-569-5940 or visit
   pace following the water flow from         container gardening. Planting               plays from the Greenspring Players             
   Mercer and Burke Lakes towards             demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.        theater group of Springfield,             Up In Smoke Fest featuring A Life
   Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Meet at          Admission is free, visitors can take        featuring comedy, drama and                 Once Lost and others.
   9:30 a.m. in the cul-de-sac near 7800      home a free herb plant. Call 703-690-       mystery. $5 per person. 2 p.m. at the       Rescheduled from May 4. All ages. 1
   Creekside View Lane, Springfield.          6060.                                       Greenspring Retirement Community’s          p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling               See Calendar, Page 16

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  To have community events listed in the                                                   national delegates and an alternate            includes multiple phases and will
Connection, send to southcalendar@         SATURDAY/MAY 17                                 to the Democratic National                 brac/taskforce.htm.                       include interior and external facing or call 703-      Republican Convention – 11         th
                                                                                           Convention in Denver. Noon at           Celebration of national foster care          retail, office space, a hotel, civic
917-6440. Deadline is Friday.                 Congressional District. West                 Robinson Secondary School, 5035            month, honoring people whom               component, green space, etc.
                                              Springfield High School, 6100                Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Registration       make a different. Noon at the             Networking 11 a.m., lunch at noon,
                                              Rolling Road, Springfield.                   begins at 11 a.m. Contact George           Adolescent and Family Growth              12:30 p.m. program, at the
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   Government Center Board                    Congressional nomination                                                                care month, contact Sara Sherri at
   auditorium, 12000 Government               information TBA. For registration          TUESDAY/MAY 20                               703-425-9200.                           Volunteer Awards Reception with
   Center Parkway, Fairfax. Contact           details, contact 703-352-1337.             Review of BRAC APR nominations                                                         OAR of Fairfax County, Inc.
   Linda Rodeffer at 703-324-2865.         11 Congressional District                       at the Woodlawn Community                                                            State Sen. Janet Howell (D-32) will
Networking Mixer. 5-7 p.m. at Cox             Democratic Convention.                       Business Center, and                    WEDNESDAY/MAY 21                             be the keynote speaker, 6:30 p.m. at
   Business Services, 7741 Southern           Scheduled speakers include U.S. Sen.         presentations of the Hilltop            Springfield Mall Update Lunch.               the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025
   Drive, Springfield. Members and            Jim Webb, State Sen. Dick Saslaw             and Pallone Plan Amendment.               Join Greater Springfield Chamber of        Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. For
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From Page 14                                 Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.      watch a Mondo Pondo presentation.
                                             Tickets available at the club or           Dress to get messy. $5 per person,
                                             through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-        reservations required. 4-5:30 p.m. at
TUESDAY/MAY 20                               5940 or visit            Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511
Shapes and Sizes. Stories, Activities      Spring Concert by the West                   Greeley Blvd., Springfield, 703-451-
  and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30     Springfield High School Band,              9588.
  a.m. at the Lorton Library 9520            7:30 p.m. at the school, 6100 Rolling
  Richmond Highway., Lorton, 703-            Road, Springfield. Free. Additional
  339-7385.                                  concert Tuesday. Visit                  SATURDAY/MAY 24
Spring Concert by the West                                Jack Hidle at Kate’s Irish Pub,
  Springfield High School Band,                                                         6131 North Backlick Road,
  7:30 p.m. at the school, 6100 Rolling                                                 Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or
  Road, Springfield. Free. Additional      THURSDAY/MAY 22                              visit
  concert Wednesday. Visit                 Jack Hidle, through May 24 at Kate’s      MAYHEM show featuring 10                           Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road,      bands. All ages. $10 in advance,
                                              Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or         $12 day of. 2 p.m. at Jaxx Night
                                              visit              Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.   Get an overview of Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center with
WEDNESDAY/MAY 21                                                                        Tickets available at the club or
Book Club. “The Mayor of                                                                through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-
                                                                                                                                a slideshow and lecture Monday, May 19.
  Casterbridge” by Thomas Hardy.           FRIDAY/MAY 23                                5940 or visit
  Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Lorton          Jack Hidle, through May 24 at Kate’s      Sunset Cruise. Admire the sunset and          North Backlick Road, Springfield.        Mall. Visit
  Library 9520 Richmond Hwy.,                 Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road,      relax cruising the lake shoreline. An      Call 703-866-0860 or visit
  Lorton, 703-339-7385.                       Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or         interpretive history of the park and
Scum of the Earth, Ekotren,                   visit              area is included. Beverages served on                                            FRIDAY/MAY 30
  Rikets. All ages. $12 in advance,        Ponderings – Pond Explorations.              board. $5 per person, reservations                                               Springfield Days Festival. This
  $14 day of. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night            Net tadpoles and other critters and       required. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink    WEDNESDAY/MAY 28                           annual community celebration has
                                                                                        Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road,          An Evening of Jazz 2008: Jazz              expanded to four days of family fun,
                                                                                        Springfield, 703-569-3464.                Through the Decades at South             featuring a parade through
                                                                                     Butterfly Days. Hand decorate paper          County Secondary School, 8501            downtown Springfield, children’s
                                                                                        butterflies and hang them on a            Silverbrook Road, Lorton. 6:15 p.m.      rides and games, food, an art show,
                                                                                        special tree. These butterflies           dinner, 7 p.m. performance. $8 per       an entertainment stage, outdoor
                                                                                        symbolize the new beginning for           person for dinner and show, pre-         movie and more. Burger King Family
                                                                                        children within the Foster Care           order only. $3 for dessert and show      Festival with Children’s Rides and
                                                                                        system. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in JC Penney       with admittance at 6:45 p.m Visit        Games, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the
                                                                                        Court at Springfield Mall, 6500                  Springfield Mall; Old-fashioned
                                                                                        Springfield Mall. Call 703-971-3600.                                               barbecue at American Legion Post
                                                                                                                                                                           176, 5-9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                THURSDAY/MAY 29
                                                                                     SUNDAY/MAY 25                              Springfield Days Festival. This
                                                                                     Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131            annual community celebration has       SATURDAY/MAY 31
                                                                                       North Backlick Road, Springfield.          expanded to four days of family fun,   Car, Truck and Motorcycle show to
                                                                                       Call 703-866-0860 or visit                 featuring a parade through               benefit the South County Secondary
                                                                                                  downtown Springfield, children’s         School Automotive Tech Center.
                                                                                                                                  rides and games, food, an art show,      Show includes all make/models of
                                                                                                                                  an entertainment stage, outdoor          cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well
                                                                                     MONDAY/MAY 26                                movie and more. Burger King Family       as a chili cook-off and automotive
 Learn about shapes and sizes Tuesday, May 20 at the                                 Memorial Day.                                Festival with Children’s Rides and       flea market. Visit
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South County Federation
From Page
   plained that two different sets of plans existed, one of which included
the traffic light. However, VDOT never approved the use of either a
traffic light or stop sign, and the final proposal submitted to and ac-
cepted by Fairfax County did not include a traffic light.
   Members of the Federation passed a resolution reinforcing their strong
support of the four-way stop sign, asking VDOT to keep the sign where

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo courtesy of Joe Chudzik
it is instead of removing it, as VDOT has planned.
   Hyland also reminded the Federation that the Board of Supervisors
approved dedicating $10 million over the next two years for the con-
struction of South County Middle School.
   At first, County Executive Anthony Griffin suggested that the money
be used to build a wing on South County Secondary School, which has
been overcrowded since shortly after it opened in 2005. However,
Hyland, along with Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Board
Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-At large) changed the motion and re-
stricted the money’s use to new school construction only.
   Later in the meeting, Federation Education chair Christine Morin
reported that Dean Tistadt, chief operating officer for the Fairfax County
                                                                                                          Laura Grape and her dog with Kevin Brugman and his sons on take
Public School’s Office of Facilities and Transportation, would be giving
the School Board a presentation on all possible solutions to South             Snapshot                   advantage of the recently ompleted section 3 of the Mason neck
County’s overcrowding during a meeting on Friday, May 23.
   “I know Dean is going to want to use the money for a wing, but he
can’t,” Hyland said. “They can forget about building a wing because
they can’t use this money for it.”
                                                                                           Around Town
   Morin and a few other people at the meeting applauded Hyland’s               Franconia Museum, located in the                  Museum is a private, non-profit local                The Fairfax County Park Au-
announcement and thanked him for his dedication to the middle school.        Franconia Government Center building                 history museum dedicated to preserving            thority has trail maps illuminating
She also updated the Federation about progress on the new elemen-            at 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, is                the past, present and future of the               the network of over 200 miles of trails
                                                                             open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday                  Franconia area in pictures, artifacts and         throughout the county. Visit
tary school in Laurel Hill. Construction, which began in February, is        from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Members of the                   stories. On Wednesdays, Jac Walker is   
“going by leaps and bounds,” Morin said, and meetings regarding the          Board of Directors staff the museum and              on hand to help Franconia residents               trailsframe.htm to download maps of
school’s curriculum are starting to be scheduled. The new school is          are on hand to take questions and dis-               begin writing their personal story of             the Cross County Trail and other popu-
slated to open in September 2009.                                            cuss local history. The Franconia                    growing up in the area.                           lar stream valley trails.

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                                                                    Pot Growing, Dealing Yields Jail Time
                                                                    From Page 3                                                        Attorney Marc Birnbaum, Rouse needed to pay a price
                                                                      detective explained the case against Rouse. He said              for his actions. “Your Honor, you see in this court-
                                                                    investigation had revealed Rouse was manufactur-                   room the detrimental impact of narcotics in our com-
                                                                    ing and distributing marijuana in Northern Virginia.               munity,” said Birnbaum. “Many crimes are commit-
                                                                                                                                       ted for the money to buy drugs, or as a result of be-
                                                                       DURING THE SEPT. 11 search of the Union Mill                    ing under the influence of drugs — and the defen-
                                                                    home, police discovered a hidden door inside a closet              dant is at the top of that pyramid, growing 10.3
    Every survival kit should                                       built to conceal stairs leading to the base-
                                                                    ment. There, in the basement, wrote the
                                                                                                                                                 pounds of marijuana.”
                                                                                                                                                   Referring to the fact that Rouse initially
    include a sense of humor.                                       detective, “an elaborate marijuana-grow
                                                                    operation was located. [I] observed nu-
                                                                                                                                                 told authorities that the pot he’d grown was
                                                                                                                                                 for his own, personal use, Birnbaum said,
                                                                    merous marijuana plants at different                                         “The commonwealth is incredulous about
                                                                    stages of growth, [plus] harvested mari-                                     that. This is a significant crime, a signifi-
                                                                    juana hanging in the basement drying.”                                       cant grow operation and a significant

  BURKE PROFESSIONAL PLAZA                                             Items seized from that home included
                                                                    the marijuana plants — some 4 to 5 feet
                                                                                                                                                 amount of marijuana, and his punishment
                                                                                                                                                 should be measured in years.”
                                                                                                                                                   Gardner said Rouse had a 25-year drug
                                                                    tall; harvested marijuana; two, black-pow-
   The Corner of Rt. 123 (Ox Rd.)                                   der rifles; and eight, marijuana grow- Rouse                                 habit and started growing marijuana to fi-
                                                                                                                                                 nance that habit. “He sold it to the old, Hip-
       & Burke Centre Pkwy.                                            Charged with manufacturing marijuana, Rouse                     pie crowd,” said Gardner. “He and they all smoked
                                                                                                                                       every day — a lot. It wasn’t going out to high schools.
                                                                    pleaded guilty March 24, in Circuit Court, and re-
                                                                    turned Thursday, May 8, for sentencing. First,                     Mr. Rouse is 53-years old and has never had a crimi-
                                      Orthodontic Specialists       though, defense attorney Lance Gardner called sub-                 nal offense in his life.”
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                                                                    stance-abuse counselor Maria Patricia Vasquez to                     “The 62 or 63 people who wrote letters on his be-
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           D. Michael Ellis, DDS                                    testify for his client.                                            half extend way beyond his customers,” said Gardner.
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                                                                    Program and said Rouse underwent group counsel-                    him, and a number of friends and relatives have come
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                                                                                                                                                  Laurel Hill/Fairfax Station Connection Sports Editor Paul Frommelt
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                                             Sports                               Westfield boys soccer beats Centreville, 3-0, in a first round district
                                                                                  matchup. Full story

Dunleavy’s Goal Lifts Rams To Concorde Title
Junior scores in closing seconds to
secure Robinson girls lacrosse victory.
                                           By Nicolas A. LaMont
                                                  The Connection

           notted at 13 in the closing sec-
                                                                                    Road to Victory
K          onds, the Concorde District girls
           lacrosse championship seemed                              Date     Opponent            W/L        Score

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photos by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
           destined for overtime. No. 2                              3/13     Lake Braddock       W          15-6
                                                                     3/24     Loudoun Valley      W          12-10
Robinson and No. 1 Chantilly had battled                             3/26     Woodson             W          15-12
back and forth since the opening faceoff                             3/29     Paul VI             W          11-5
Friday night at Fairfax High School.                                 3/31     Chantilly           L          13-11
                                                                     4/4      Centreville         W          21-2
Robinson junior Megan Dunleavy brought                               4/8      Herndon             L          12-11
the game to a sudden end as she found her-                           4/10     Westfield           W          11-10
self with an open shot that found the back                           4/18     Oakton              W          14-10
of the net just as the final horn sounded to                         4/22     Fairfax             W          20-5
                                                                     4/25     Georgetown V.       L          15-7
give the Rams a 14-13 win.                                           5/1      Fairfax             W          21-5
  “I was just running down and I saw Allie                           5/5      Westfield           W          15-5
                                                                     5/9      Chantilly           W          14-13
  Girls Lacrosse
  Robinson                                        14
  Chantilly                                       13               points. It’s always neck and neck and
                                                                   Robinson just got this one in the win col-
[Kimmelman] so I threw it to her, she got                          umn,” said Chantilly head coach Michele
doubled and I was just wide open in the                            Gates.                                                 Robinson junior Megan Dunleavy scored a game-high six goals, includ-
center. It was just the perfect set up,” said                         The Rams took a 10-7 lead into halftime             ing the game-winning goal in the final seconds, to lead the Rams to a 14-
Dunleavy, who scored a game-high six goals.                        and survived Chantilly comeback attempts               13 win over Chantilly in the Concorde District finals.
                                                                   as the Chargers tied the game twice in the
ROBINSON (10-3) handed Chantilly (11-                              second half. Chantilly junior Brittany Griel
1) its first loss of the season and avenged                        led the charge in the second half, recording
an 13-11 overtime loss at the hands of the                         two goals and an assist in the final frame
Chargers on March 31.                                              but three second-half goals by Dunleavy and
   “They are a phenomenal team, we knew                            a defense that did not allow a goal for the
it all year. The first time we played them,                        final 11 minutes of the game gave Robinson
we got caught back on our heels really early,                      the title. Robinson’s offense keyed them
so we just had to make sure we answered                            through the Concorde District tournament
back to everything they did and we did a                           as they outscored their opponents, 50-23,
pretty good job of doing that,” said                               in the three victories to take the conference
Robinson head coach Alison Neun.                                   crown. Neun, however, believes that it was
   The Rams fell behind early as Chantilly                         the Ram’s defense allowed them to claim
quickly struck twice in the first two min-                         the title.
utes of the game but Robinson fought back                             “We talked about going into the tourna-
to gain a 6-5 lead with 10 minutes 43 sec-                         ment that the offense wins the games, when
onds left in the first half on an unassisted                       you go into tournaments it’s the defense that
goal by junior Sarah Moody, her second of                          wins the championships,” said Neun.
three on the day. Robinson would not trail
the remainder of the game.                                         NOTE: The Rams followed up their vic-
   “Robinson is an excellent competitor, they                      tory with a 19-3 win over Edison in the
are always out to in. This game was [de-                           first round of the Northern Region tour-               The Robinson girls lacrosse team stands behind their Concorde District
cided by] one point, the last one was two                          nament.                                                championship banner.

                                                                     High School Wire                                     Virginia Military Institute next year, hit .413   was a four-time AAA Cardinal District
                                                                                                                          with three home runs and 12 RBI for the           Coach of the Year. Forest Park won four
   Photo by Robbie Hammer/The Connection

                                                                   Robinson’s Matt McKeag has stepped                     Cavaliers during the regular season. The          district titles and three region titles dur-
                                                                   down from his post as the Rams’ boys bas-              Cavs beat Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday             ing her tenure.
                                                                   ketball head coach to take a job at Varina             night, 11-1, to advance to the second round
                                                                   High School in Richmond. Last season,                  of the Liberty District tournament.               In a rematch of last year’s Concorde Dis-
                                                                   McKeag lead the Rams to a 9-11 finish and                                                                trict boys tennis singles final, Robinson’s
                                                                   a 7-5 mark in the Concorde District after              South County has hired Chrissy Kelly as           Drew Courtney beat Fairfax’s Sid
                                                                   starting out 0-5. Robinson is accepting re-            the Stallions’ new girls basketball head          Balaji, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, to win his fourth
                                                                   sumes the vacant position. Resumers can                coach. Kelly, who was an assistant coach at       consecutive district title. Courtney lost
                                                                   be sent to The                George Mason University last year, served         the first set, 6-4, to Balaji, but fought
                                                                   job will close on Tuesday, May 20.                     as the head girls coach at Forest Park High       back to win the second set, 7-5. At 5-3
                                                                                                                          School from 2000 to 2007. Kelly’s squads          in the third set, Courtney left no doubts
                                                                   Woodson baseball senior Jacob Morely                   won two AAA Virginia State championships          about the outcome, ripping a backhand
                                                                   was named Co-Player of the Year for the                in 2004 and 2006. Kelly was named AAA
                                                                   Liberty District. Morely, who will play at the         State Coach of the Year in those years and         See High School Wire, Page 20

                                                                                                                                             Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008 ❖ 19
                                                                                                                                          High School Wire                                         Week Nine
                                                                                                                                          From Page 19
                                                                                                                                          winner, an ace out wide to the backhand, a
                                                                                                                                          serve wide to the forehand and backhand
                                                                                                                                          volley winner and an ace on match point.
                                                                                                                                          In the consolation final, the Rams’ Kevin
                                                                                                                                          Castellow beat Fairfax’s Jason Luu, gain-
                                                                                                                                          ing revenge for his only district loss of the
                                                                                                                                          In the doubles finals, Courtney and
                                                                                                                                          Stephen Hardy were bested by the Rebel
                                                                                                                                          team of Balaji and Luu.

                                                                                                                                          The Northern Virginia Football Offi-
                                                                                                                                          cials Association (NVFOA) is seeking
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Northern Region
Photo by Michael O’Keefe

                                                                                                                                          new members for its 2008 training class
                                                                                                                                          who can become on-field game officials and
                                                                                                                                          electronic clock operators for games at the             Lacrosse Poll
                                                                                                                                          youth, middle school, and high school lev-              Presented by TripleEDGE Lacrosse
                                                                                                                                          els throughout the Metropolitan area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boys Lacrosse
                                                                                                                                          NVFOA is the sole supplier of football offi-            Rank   (First Place Votes)    Points   LW
                                                                                                                                          cials to all high schools in the Virginia coun-         1      Chantilly (12)         120      1
                                                                                                                                          ties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William,             2      Langley (1)            117      3
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3      Oakton                 96       4
                                                                                                                                          Loudoun, and Fauquier. NVFOA also sup-                  4      Madison                84       2
The Thomas Jefferson Men’s First 8 receives gold medals.                                                                                  plies officials to numerous private schools             5      Westfield              68       6
Front, holding Eric Rothstein trophy, coxswain Raj Goel (Herndon). Back                                                                   in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the                 6      Robinson               63       5
                                                                                                                                          District of Columbia. The NVFOA seeks 18-               T-7    Annandale              57       8
row, from left, Stephen Mathews, Chris Rutley, Chris Gear, Nolan Pollack,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  T-7    WT Woodson             57       7
Nader Al-Naji, Patrick Collard, Colin Haas, Phil Grisdela.                                                                                year-old and over men and women who                     9      Lake Braddock          34       9
                                                                                                                                          have a desire to be a part of the most popu-            10     West Springfield       10       10

Jefferson Crew Wins Gold at States                                                                                                        lar scholastic game in America. Information
                                                                                                                                          and application forms are available at our              Also receiving votes: South County 6,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Falls Church 3
                                                                                                                                          web site or you can con-                  Coaches participating: Annandale,
       or the Jefferson Colonials, last Saturday’s Virginia Scholastic Rowing Champion-
                                                                                                                                          tact Commissioner Dennis Hall at 540-837-               Chantilly, Hayfield, Thomas Jefferson, Lake

F      ship had a special significance. The regatta included a ceremony in memory of
       former Jefferson rowing coach Eric Rothstein, who was killed in 2001. Driven by
their desire to honor Rothstein and to continue their decade long winning streak, Tho-
                                                                                                                                          1316 or Email

                                                                                                                                          The Connection will publish community sports news,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Braddock, Langley, Madison, McLean,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robinson, Stuart, West Potomac, W.T.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Woodson, Yorktown
mas Jefferson’s Men’s Varsity 8 quickly took the lead in the finals and raced to a gold                                                   notes and results at no charge. Send notices by Email
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Girls Lacrosse
medal finish. Also finishing in first place for Jefferson were the Women’s 2nd 8 and the                                                  to, ATT:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rank    (First Place Votes)   Points   LW
Men’s 3rd. Taking home silver for the Colonials were the Men’s 2nd 8 and Women’s 3rd                                                      Community Sports. Deadline is Tuesday by noon. An-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1       Robinson (8)          113      2
                                                                                                                                          nouncements will be run on space available. Call
8. Next week, TJ will compete in Philadelphia for the prestigious Stotesbury Cup, with                                                                                                            2       Chantilly (3)         104      1
                                                                                                                                          sports editor Paul Frommelt at 703-917-6409 with
the Men’s Varsity 8 and Women’s 2nd 8 defending their championship titles.                                                                                                                        3       Stone Bridge (1)      93       5
                                                                                                                                          any questions or concerns.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4       Oakton                74       3
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5       WT Woodson            72       6
                               Summer Camps                                                                                                                                                       6       Westfield             57       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                  7       Annandale             55       7
                           South County will hold its summer boys bas-           The first session will run from June 23 to June 27.      tion   forms    can     be      found     at            8       Langley               36       8
                           ketball camp in three sessions this July. The         The second session will run from June 30 to July Call Dick Wickline at            9       West Springfield      17       NR
                           first session will be held from July 14 to July 18.   3 and the third will run from July 14 to July 18.        703-913-3874        or       email        at            10      South County          16       9
                           The second session will be held from July 21 to       Each session will cost $140. Attending two sessions for more informa-
                           July 25 and the third session will be held from       will cost $250. Three sessions will cost $350. The       tion.                                                   Also receiving votes: Yorktown 13,
                           July 28 to August 1. Each session will be held        Bruins’ Big Diamond Development Camp, for ages                                                                   Herndon 4, Madison 4, Thomas Jefferson 2
                           from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are open to ages 18         13-16, will run for two sessions. The first session      Hayfield High School will hold its 2008 sum-            Coaches participating: Annandale,
                           to 15. The camp will cost $180. For more infor-       will run from July 7 to July 11 and the second camp      mer boys basketball camp in three sessions              Chantilly, Edison, Herndon, Langley, Madi-
                           mation, call South County boys head coach             will run from July 21 to July 25. The cost will be       starting June 23. The first session will be held        son, Marshall, Robinson, South County,
                           Mike Pflugrath at 703-446-1680 or email at            $140 for one session or $250 for both. Each camp         from June 23 from June 28. The second session           Stone Bridge, Westfield, Yorktown
                  For the latest in-        will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more informa-         will be from June 30 to July 3. The third ses-
                           formation, go to              tion, visit                  sion will be from July 7 to July 15. Each session       Boys Lacrosse First-Team All-Region
                                                                                                                                          will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Ses-          Name, Position               School
                           South County Athletic Boosters present a Sum-         The 2008 Lake Braddock Bruins Girls Basketball           sions one and three will cost $175 for walk-ins         Bryan Bayliss, Attack        South County
                           mer ‘Real’ Girls Lacrosse Camp from June 22           Camp will run from June 30 to July 3 for third           and $165 for early registration. Session two            Matt Johnson, Attack         Annandale
                           to June 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. First graders        graders to rising freshman. The camp will run from       will cost $140 for walk-ins and $125 for early          Ross Fernandez, Attack       Woodson
                           through junior varsity-level players are wel-         8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost will be $140. For more         registration. The basketball camp will empha-           A.J. Cybulski, Attack        Madison
                           come. At the camp, rookies will learn solid basic     information, feel free to contact the Lake Braddock      size the development of fundamental                     Tyler Ott, Attack            Chantilly
                           skills and positioning in game-like situations.       basketball office at 703-426-1068.                       basketball skills. The players will be given the        Ian Mills, Midfield          Chantilly
                           Experienced players will learn skills necessary                                                                opportunity to play five-on-five and three-on-          Paul Gaski, Midfield         Woodson
                           to play in high school with emphasis on defen-        The 2008 Lake Braddock Bruins Boys Basketball            three games as well as participate in daily             Dilon Brothers, Midfield     Yorktown
                           sive techniques. The cost of the game will be         camp will run for three weeks this summer. The           competitions.                                           Jake Nolan, Midfield         Chantilly
                           $80. For further information and a registration       first week, for third graders to rising freshman, will   Please direct all questions regarding the camp          Stephen Kowalski, Midfield Jefferson
                           form, check or contact         run from June 23 to June 27. The second week, for        to coach Stanley Babbit at 703-786-8591 or              Owen Masters, Midfield       Langley
                           Barbara Mahony at 703-446-1681 or email at            third graders to rising freshman, will run from July                                Dylan Grimm, Defense         Oakton
                                               7 to July 11. The third week, for rising seventh                                                                 Brett Burnette, Defense      Langley
                                                                                 graders to rising seniors, will run from July 14 to      The Northern Virginia Region Cheer Coaches              Patrick Pembroke, Defense Langley
                           The South County Athletic Boosters present the        July 18. Each week will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.        Association will hold its annual summer                 Mike Quigg, Defense          Chantilly
                           Stallion Field Hockey camp, running from              The cost will be $175 per week. For more informa-        cheerleading camp in three sessions. On                 Danny Conlin, Defense        Mount Vernon
                           June 23 to June 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at the       tion, feel free to contact the Lake Braddock             July 12, the NVRCCA camp will be at                     Derek Keggerreis, Goalie     Chantilly
                           South County Athletic Complex. Rising second          basketball office at 703-426-1068.                       Centreville High School.                                Ross Lavin, Goalie           Westfield
                           through ninth graders are eligible. The cost of                                                                On July 19 and July 26, the camp will be at             Coach of the Year: Kevin Broderick,
                           the camp will be $150. For more information,          The West Springfield High School boys basket-            Fairfax High School. Each session will cost $35,        Chantilly High School
                           contact Leah Conte at 703-446-1571 or email           ball program will be holding three weeks of              or $90 for all three. For more information, con-        Assistant Coach of the Year: Dennis
                           at            Visit        basketball camps this summer. The first week – the       tact NVRCCA Secretary Sarah Krawchuk at                 Stewart, Lake Braddock Secondary School
                  to download a bro-             “offensive camp” – will run from June 30 to July 3                              Sportsmanship Award: Marshall High
                           chure.                                                from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and will cost $100. The                                                                 School
                                                                                 Spartans will also have two full-week, all-day           To advertise a summer camp, contact Connection          Northern Region Man of the Year: Bill
                           Lake Braddock will hold two baseball camps            camps July 7 to July 11 and July 21 to July 25,          Newspapers Sports Editor Paul Frommelt at               Blaustein, Langley
                           this summer. The Future Stars Little League           which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sessions or call              — Girls lacrosse all-region team will be re-
                           Camp, for ages 7-12, will run for three sessions.     will cost $150. Further information and registra-        703-917-6409.                                           leased next week.

20 ❖ Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008
  Faith Notes are for announcements and     or shine at Kirkwood Presbyterian               Marriage Matters: A night of fel-
events in the faith community. Send to      Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway,              lowship with other couples, Saturday, or call      Springfield. Proceeds support the            May 31, 7 p.m. at Messiah United
703-917-6440. Deadline is Friday.           Kirkwood Youth Group mission trip this       Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling
                                            summer.                                      Road, Springfield. Bring a dessert to
  Temple B’nai Shalom will offer a                                                       share. A short program will be offered
monthly Tot Shabbat Service on Fri-            Used Book and Curriculum Sale             on “Mastering Money in the Marriage.”
day, May 16 at 7 p.m. This service is       at Sovereign Grace Church, 5200              Free child care is available, pre-registra-
geared for all children from infants        Ox Road, Fairfax, Saturday, May 17,          tion required. Contact Robin Ringler at
through age 6. The temple is located at     8 a.m-noon. Shoppers and sellers are         703-569-9862, ext. 210 or e-mail
7612 Old Ox Road in Fairfax Station.        welcome. Those wishing to sell     
Call 703-764-2901.                          homeschool books and curricula may
                                            rent tables for a fee of 10 percent of to-     Fairfax Presbyterian Church’s
  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,            tal proceeds. To rent a table, contact       summer worship schedule, with one ser-
6509 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, is hav-     Kathy               Rossell             at   vice of worship at 9:30 a.m., begins
ing a Mayfair on Saturday, May 17,                   Sunday, May 25. Glebe Sunday is set
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s games, crafts,                                                 for June 1, with a casual, outdoor ser-
food, music, plant sale, silent auction       Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500                vice at 9:30 a.m. Bring lawn chairs,
and more. Proceeds will benefit the         Lake Haven Lane, Fairfax Station, is         blankets, parasols and fans. A picnic
church’s Ministry for Tomorrow capital      hosting a workshop on Naikan, a              lunch will follow in Fellowship Hall. The
campaign. For more information, visit       method of self-reflection, with Mark         church is located at 10723 Main St.,                          LaWall on Saturday, May 17, 2-5              Fairfax. Call 703-273-5300 or visit
                                            p.m. The workshop is free and lunch will
   Stop Hunger Now food packaging           be provided. Visit
event. Assemble meals to feed people                                                        Jewish Community Legislative
facing food shortages, Saturday, May           Grace Presbyterian Church pre-            Review. The Jewish Community Rela-
17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Sydenstricker        sents a concert by the multicultural,        tions Council of Greater Washington
United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes         interfaith choir, Mosaic Harmony, and        and the Jewish Community Center of
Road, Springfield. Families are welcome     the Grace Church Choirs on Saturday,         Northern Virginia hosts Del. Steve Shan-
and asked to donate at least 20 minutes     May 17 at 7 p.m. at the church, 7434         non (D-35) to recount the key legislative
to the effort, children must be accompa-    Bath St., Springfield. Free. Offering col-   issues in Virginia. Tuesday, May 27,
nied by a parent. No need to register.      lected for Middle East ministries.           7:30-9 p.m. at the Jewish Community
Visit or              Reception to follow. Call 703-451-2900       Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little, or call 703-         or visit                River Turnpike, Fairfax. Free, RSVPs
451-8223.                                                                                requested; contact Nina Betru at
                                               Tenor, Antonio Giuliano, and Kathryn or 703-962-9230.
  Sale of children’s materials, Satur-      Lewis, accompanist, will be performing
day, May 17, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., with         a voice recital titled “An American            Shabba-Be-Que at Adat Reyim,
half-price after noon, at St. Mary of       Soldier’s Journey,” at Providence            6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield,
Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222               Presbyterian Church 6 p.m. Sun-              6:30 p.m. at Friday, May 30. Fun,
Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-       day, May 18.ºTickets are $20 in              food, song, and prayer. Cost is $15 per
9506.                                       advance, $10 for seniors and students,       adult, $10 per child (5-16 years) or $36
                                            and $25 at the door, $15 for seniors and     maximum per family. Children under 5
  “Everything Has To Go” yard sale,         students.ºTickets are available by calling   are free. For more information, call 703-
Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. rain        the church office at 703-978-3934.           569-7577.

   Classes & Workshops
  Send notes to the Connection at or call
703-917-6440. Deadline is Friday.
                                                                      COMMUNITIES OF WORSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                             ONE GOD MINISTRY
Dudney School of Irish Dance in                                                                                                                                                     A Global Church
   Springfield is currently enrolling                                                                                                                   A Non-Denominational Multi-racial Bible-based Christian Church Dedicated
   children 5 and older. Classes are                                                                                                                        to the Spiritual Empowerment and Enrichment of the Human Race
   located near Braddock Road and the                                                                                                                                             ~ Join Us For Worship ~
   Beltway and are taught by Jordan
                                                                                                                                                                      At 4280 Chain Bridge Road • Fairfax, VA 22030
   Dudney, a Washington native and
   champion step dancer. Visit                                                                                                                                   Sundays 10:00 am–10:45 am Sunday School or call                                                                                                                                         11:00 am–12:30 pm Worship Service
   703-899-5317.                                                                                                                                                     Wednesdays 7:00 pm–8:30 pm Worship Service
Israeli Dance Class. Tuesdays, 8-10                                                                                                                    Phone: 703-591-6161                                      Fax: 703-591-6262
   p.m., at the Jewish Community
   Center of Northern Virginia, 8900
   Little River Turnpike, Fairfax.                                                                                                                                      Visit Our Website:
   Beginner, intermediate and                                                                      Jubilee
   advanced. $5/session/JCCNV                              9800 Old Keene Mill Rd.             Christian Center                                              Church of God                         Non-Denominational
   member; $6/non-member; $4/                                                               Celebrating the Sounds of Freedom
   student or senior. Reservations not
   required. Call 301-982-0937.
                                                                703-455-7041                 Realtime Worship - Sunday 8:45 & 11 AM
                                                                                                    Sunday School 10:10 AM
                                                                                             Sunday Evening - 6:30 PM Youth Meeting
                                                                                                                                                       Church of the Living God of
                                                                                                                                                         No. Va.… 703-250-7980
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grace Bible Church…
Irish Step Dance Classes. Fridays at                             Sunday School                  Family Night - Wednesday 7:15 PM
                                                                                            Call for Sunday Evening Worship Home Group Schedule
                                                                                                                                                        Congregacion La Cena Del                  Gunston Bible Church…
   6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Open to beginners                                                              visit our website:                              Senor…                                 703-339-5395
   ages 5-15 at Studio One, 6208                                    9:15 AM                     4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax                                703-550-1204                       Iglesia La Gran Comision
                                                                                            Bill Frasnelli, PASTOR 703-383-1170
   Rolling Road, Springfield. Call
   Jordan Dudney at 703-899-5317.                                Worship Service                  “Experience the Difference”                                   Episcopal                                 Asambleas
                                                                                               Fairfax Baptist Temple…                                  St. Peter’s in the Woods…                  De Dios… 703-541-0816
Singles’ Dance. Hearts in Motion                                   10:30 AM                          703-323-8100                                              703-503-9210                  New Hope Church…703-971-4673
   School of Music & Dance hosts Don
   and Colleen’s Singles’ Dance the third                                                     Harvest Assembly Baptist                                       Pohick Church…                      New Jerusalem Temple of
   Friday of each month, 8 p.m.-
                                                                        Church…                                                 703-339-6579                               Worship…
   midnight. Dances include cha cha,                   “Continuing the ministry of                   703-550-1874                                               Methodist                                703-593-6153
   waltz, swing, hustle, El Paso, slow                     Christ on earth”                  Jerusalem Baptist Church…                                   Christ Church of Fairfax                        Pentecostal
   dances and line dances. Cost is $12                                                               703-278-8166                                                Station…                     Christ Pentecostal International
   ($20 for a couple). Light snacks are                   Baha’i Faith                         Shiloh Baptist Church…                                          703-690-3401                        Church… 703-339-2119
   provided, soda and water are                     Baha’is of Fairfax County                        703-550-8557                                               Lutheran                     First United Pentecostal Church…
   available for purchase. The school is                   Southwest…                      Virginia Korean Baptist Church                            Living Savior Lutheran Church                       703-339-2402
   located at 8600 Rolling Road,                          703-912-1719                                                                                         703-352-1421
                                                                                                     703-425-1972                                                                                       Presbyterian
   Springfield. Call Colleen at 703-437-                     Baptist
   1190.                                                                                               Buddhist                                                   Jewish                       Clifton Presbyterian Church…
                                                   Antioch Baptist Church…                    Ekoji Buddhist Temple….                                    Temple B’nai Shalom…                            703-830-3175
Learn Carolina Shag dancing with
   the Northern Virginia Shag                             703-425-0940                               703-239-1200                                              703-764-2901                    Seoul Presbyterian Church….
   Club. Lessons take place at Rene’s               Clifton Baptist Church…                            Catholic                                                 Methodist                                703-764-1310
   Supper Club, 3251 Old Lee Highway,                     703-263-1161                    St. Clare of Assisi… 703-266-1310                            Cranford United Methodist                             Sikh
   Fairfax. Adult lessons are 7:30 p.m.           Community Baptist Church…                    St. Raymond Penafort…                                            Church….                       Sikh Foundation of Virginia…
   every Wednesday. Lesson is free,                       703-250-9060                               703-690-6650                                              703-339-5382                              703-323-8849
   adults’ cover charge is $6. Social
   dancing follows the lessons. Call
   Cathy Metcalf at 703-690-2631.                           To Advertise Your Community of Worship, Call 703-917-6463
                                                                                                                                                  Clifton/Fairfax Station/Laurel Hill Connection ❖ May 15-21, 2008 ❖ 21
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 • Free uniforms                                                                                                  BUSINESS OPP                       QWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWE
 • Safety shoes allowance                                                                                                                                            T UNIQUE JOB! T
 • And more!!!
                                                                                                                                                     R                                                                              R
 All selected candidates must pass:                                                                            A great opportunity to                RDOCK STAFF - ON THE WATER!! R
                                                                                                               WORK AT HOME!
 • Road Test
 • Background Check                                                                                            NATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTER
                                                                                                                                                      A                                                      for Dock Staff for the
                                                                                                                                                     R private Boating Club, with four locations, is lookingmembers who are part R
                                                                                                                                                      2008 season. Our Dock Staff works directly with our
 • Drug Test                                                                                                   No sell! Salary + Bonus + Benefits!
                                                                                                                                                     R our exclusive locations! are looking for staff at our Annapolis/Pasadena R
                                                                                                                                                      and Woodbridge
                                                                                                                                                                       Club. We
  Bring your driving record & apply in person                   Employment Opportunities:                      ☎☎       Weekdays 9-4      ☎☎         RRequired Skills:                                                              R
          Mon-Fri from 9am-4pm at:
                                                               Financial Counselor, RN, MA,
                                                                                                                                                     R •Superior customer service skills •Self motivated                            R
             11777 Balls Ford Rd                                Med. Recept., Sonographer                      A great opportunity to                    •Some boating experience •Learns quickly •Excellent at multi-tasking R
                                                                                                                                                     R •Personable •Likes to have fun at work!
             Manassas, VA 20109                                           Send resumes to:                     WORK AT HOME!
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                                                                                                                    INTEREST IN THIS OPPORTUNITY. E-MAIL
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             RECEPTIONIST /
             SALES PERSON
                                                                               SHUTTLE DRIVER
                                                                    Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads is
                                                                                                                                    DIRECTOR OF SALES
                                                                                                                                    Executive Level of Income
  For busy Optometrist office in Burke,                              seeking a part-time driver to provide                             No travel required
    Virginia to be cross trained as an
  Optometric Technician. Must have an
     outgoing personality and basic
                                                                   shuttle service for staff on Tuesday and
                                                                    Thursday afternoons. Applicants must
                                                                     have a good driving record, excellent
                                                                                                                                                                               Pot Growing
        computer skills. Full-time                                 interpersonal skills and feel comfortable
     employment. Fax resume to:                                     driving a 14-passenger van. To apply,                        MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST                          From Page 18
               703-425-2003                                           visit or call                       F/T or P/T, M-F. Busy med. ofc. in Burke.          bation so he could continue his drug
                                                                              703-578-7204/ EOE                                Prefer exp’d and outgoing. Benefits include     treatment and “the productive work he’s
                                                                                                                               uniforms and health insurance.     Fax re-
                                                                                                                                                                               done [his whole life]. He’s been in jail, a
                 COMPANIONS &                                                                                                  sume: 703-425-7504, Ph: 703-425-6010.
                                                                                                                                                                               month and a half, and it has really got-
                  CNA’s NEEDED                                              RN/TRIAGE NURSE                                                                                    ten his attention.”
   Enable seniors to live independently in their own                F/T. Bettini, Emery & Assoc in Burke,                                                                         Birnbaum then entered into evidence
homes with our non-medical companionship and home                  VA, a well established OB/GYN practice.                             SERVERS AND HOSTS
care services. Rewarding P/T days, evenings, weekends,                                                                             Love Your Work! Check our website:
                                                                                                                                                                               four photos of the marijuana plants po-
            live-ins, medical benefits offered.                          Respond by fax or e-mail to:
                                                                                703-978-0764                           If you share our        lice had seized from the home on Union
           Home Instead Senior Care.
              Call Today: 703-750-6665                                                    interests and are looking for full-time work,   Mill Road. But, said Gardner, “It was only
                                                                                                                                     email              an 8-foot-by- 8-foot grow area, and those
                                                                                                                                                                               are close-up photos of the marijuana
                                                                   PROGRAM ASSOCIATE – P/T –                                                                                   plants.”
                                                                   Assist in program development for Osher                     P/T PROGRAM COORDINATOR                            Then Rouse stood and addressed the
                                                                   Lifelong Learning Institute at GMU.                              Northern Virginia Metro Region             court. “I’d like to apologize to the com-
                                                                   Work with staff and volunteers to organize                  Volunteer Emergency Families for                munity, my wife, family and friends for
    Nannies needed to start ASAP,                                  schedule of courses and publish quarterly                   Children (VEFC). 20 hours/week. BA/BS           my actions,” he said. “I did something
      $15-$20/hr, legal, drive.                                    catalog. Must have strong computer and                      preferred plus 3-5 years experience in
                                                                                                                                                                               wrong. I’m ashamed of myself for the em-
           703-779-7999                                            communication skills. FAX resume to:                        volunteer recruitment and program
                                                                                                                               management, teaching or human                   barrassment and hardship I caused my                                        703-503-2832 or email:                                                                         family. I will never use drugs or do any-
                                                                                                                               services work. CPS, Criminal Records
                                                                                                                               Check & car required. Highly motivated          thing like this again. I made a mistake
    CNA’S/COMPANIONS                                                                                                           self-starter to work from home based            and incarceration has taught me that. I
 Become a Joy in a Senior’s Life                                             COLLEGE                                           office w/ flexible scheduling. Must be          will never come before you again if you
 Immediate Positions Available                                              STUDENTS                                           able to multi-task and work some
                                                                                                                               evenings. Recruit, train and work with
                                                                                                                                                                               give me a second chance to turn my life
  •Weekly Pay      •Vacation Pay
  •Merit Increases •Over time Pay
                                                                        & ‘08 H.S. GRADS                                       volunteers in Fairfax, Alexandria/-
                                                                                                                               Arlington. Concurrent employment is not
                                                                                                                                                                                  But Wooldridge refused to be swayed.
           •Need Own Car                                                SUMMER WORK!                                           compatible with this position. Salary           “It’s not your use of marijuana that con-
                                                                                                                                                                               cerns me today,” he told Rouse. “You are
           Call for interview                                                                                                  $14,000 firm. Send by May 29, 2008 to
                                                                     $17.00 Base-Appt, FT/PT,                                  VEFC, P.O. Box 35074, Richmond, VA              a drug dealer in the state of Virginia and,
 Old Dominion Home Care                                               Sales/Svc, No Exp Nec,                                   23235. EOE                                      even if it only goes to your ‘old Hippie
10366-C Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030                         All Ages 17+, Conditions Apply                                                                               friends,’ it doesn’t change things. You
           703-273-0424                                                          703-359-7600                                                                                  can’t control where it goes after you give
                                                                                                                                        SULLY STATION                          it to them.”
                                                                                                                                      CHILDREN’S CENTER                           That circumstance, said the judge, plus
                                                                                                                                  Invites you to Experience the Best!          the scale of Rouse’s marijuana cultiva-
                                                                                                                                  Come to work everyday with a truly           tion — “renting a home, having surveil-
                                                                                                                                            wonderful team!                    lance cameras, 85 plants, 10 pounds of
                                                                                                                                             We Offer:                         [drug] material, a hidden stairwell and
                                                                                                                                    Weekly staff trainings. Parent             grow lights — makes you a danger to
 Manager of General Accounting                                                                                                     University, Great Environment!
 The Manager of General Accounting reports to the Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for all financial statement,                                                     society. This is a drug operation, and the
 general ledger and accounts payable activities. The individual is also responsible for insuring appropriate internal con-               Excellent Pay!                        state legislature says it warrants a sen-
 trols, both within the Finance department and within the rest of the organization.                                                        We are looking for                  tence of from five to 30 years.”
 Specific Qualifications include:
 • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
                                                                                                                                     ❥ Assistant Director                         Wooldridge then sentenced him to five
 • Minimum of 8 years of accounting experience, including at least three years in a supervisory role                                       and Teachers                        years in prison, suspending all but four
 Staff Accountant
                                                                                                                                   Please call to schedule a working           months, and placed him on five years
 The Staff Accountant reports to the Manager of General Accounting, and is responsible for preparing journal entries, rec-      interview at our Sully Station location.
                                                                                                                                                                               probation following his release. He also
 onciling and analyzing general ledger accounts, and understanding and maintaining internal controls.                                    Love Children?                        ordered Rouse to undergo whatever sub-
 Specific Qualifications include:                                                                                                      Call Today 703-449-8452                 stance-abuse treatment is recommended
 • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
 • Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience, including bank and account reconciliation work in an automated system                                                          by his probation officer, maintain full-
                                                                                                                                                                               time employment, submit to random
 General Qualifications for both positions include:
 • Excel proficiency
 • Must be organized, analytical, accurate, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and able to
   complete work assignments in a timely manner
                                                                                                                                 Internships                                   urine screens and remain drug free.
                                                                                                                                                                               Wooldridge suspended his driver’s li-
                                                                                                                                                                               cense, too, but said he’d approve Rouse
 • Must have good communication skills, both verbally and in writing
 • Must interact with others at all levels in a courteous, professional manner
 • Previous experience in an automated accounting environment is required; experience with Microsoft Dynamics
   (Great Plains) is helpful
                                                                                                                                  Available                                    for work release if he qualifies for it.

 • Previous experience with fund accounting is helpful                                                                         Unusual opportunity to learn many                     Business Notes
 Development Assistant: reports to Manager, Membership and is charged with providing administrative support                    aspects of the newspaper business.
 functions in the Development Office.                                                                                                                                                Andrew Vardaro, manager of the
 Specific responsibilities: Answer dept. calls and inquiries; Record actions in “RE DB”; Filing; Direct requests from staff,
                                                                                                                               Internships available in reporting,                Verizon Experience Store at Fair Oaks
 prospective guests, and potential and current donors / members including “concierge” type projects; Support special
 events and prep for board meetings; Various Data Entry responsibilities including maintenance and tracking of donor /
                                                                                                                               photography, research, graphics.                   Mall has earned membership in Verizon
                                                                                                                                                                                  Wireless’ President’s Cabinet. The honor
 member programs and events: Update, maintain online membership calendar; act as back up for departmental data
 entry of contributions; Assist in processing and mailing membership notices; enhance departmental collaboration; record
                                                                                                                               Opportunities for students, and for                is reserved for those ranking in the top
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 percent nationally in sales during
 minutes for various meetings, committee functions and support groups; work as liaison w/other MVLA depts. to coordi-
 nate donor needs; Other duties as assigned.
                                                                                                                               adults considering change of career.               2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Vardaro earned the distinction by
 Qualifications:                                                                                                               Unpaid. Call John Lovaas,                          demonstrating leadership in sales and in
 • Outgoing, interactive demeanor, enjoys working with diverse groups
 • Experience with donor services in development office settings a plus                                                        703-917-6405 or email                              assisting customers with wireless pro-
 • Excellent customer service and telephone etiquette required                                                                                                                    ductivity tools, including wireless data
 • Excellent organizational and communication skills                                                                           internship@connection                              applications        like    high-speed
 • Ability to manage multiple priorities along parallel tracks and meet deadlines                                                                                                 BroadbandAccess service, V CAST and
 • Sensitivity and an interest in the mission of George Washington’s Mount Vernon                                                                         other Verizon Wireless multimedia and
 • Computer proficient in MS Office Suite and basic knowledge of Raisers’ Edge                                                                                                    data solutions. The recognition makes
 • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training through job experience                                                                                                                him one of the company’s top perform-
 Please send a cover letter and resume with salary history to Mount Vernon’s Human Resources Department by email to                                                               ers among its more than 18,000 sales, by fax to 703.780.8320 or by US Mail to POB 110, Mount Vernon, VA 22121. Mount Vernon is                                                                 executives across the country.
 an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Fairfax • Springfield
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    CONCRETE                   CONCRETE         IMPROVEMENTS             IMPROVEMENTS         IMPROVEMENTS                  IMPROVEMENTS                    CLEANING                        CLEANING

    Darhele Assoc.                               THINKING OF A KITCHEN                             HOME REMODELING                                     CARE_MORE                        ALPHA
                                                 OR BATH RENOVATION?                              KITCHENS, BATHS, TILE, TRIM, INT.                     CLEANING                       CLEANING SERVICE
   ✦Walkways ✦Patios                                                                               ALTERATIONS, all HOME REPAIRS!                      SOLUTIONS                          Residential
   ✦Driveways ✦Brick                                 Let us help you.                                        Steve’s Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                        Residential & Commercial
                                                                                                                                                        10% Senior Citizen Discount
                                                                                                                                                                                      Excellent References
                                                                                                                                                                                        We clean your house
                                                                                                                                                                                         Reasonable Rates
  ✦Concrete ✦Flagstone                                                                                             Call Steve Paris                     703-862-5904 or
                                                                                             LIC. • INS. BONDED                       OWNER OPERATED
                                                                                                                                                                                        Please call for free estimate
                                                                                                 (703) 830-5681 - 703-932-0270                           703-780-6749
        since 1985 free est                                                                                                                            LIC INS     703-577-1331
      703-764-2720                              design/build consult & budget                        30 YEARS EXPERIENCE • FREE ESTIMATES

                                                       in your home!                                                                                    LAWN SERVICE                   LAWN SERVICE
                                                         Call Mike or Lynne                   REPAIR SOLUTIONS
   ELECTRICAL                 ELECTRICAL                @ 703-455-9780
                                                40 years experience • Licensed and Insured
                                                                                              HANDYMAN & “HONEY
                                                                                              DO” JOBS WELCOME
                                                                                                                         •ADDITIONS •BASEMENTS          J.E.S Services
                                                                                              FULL SERVICE               •CARPENTRY •DRYWALL
                                                                                                                         •PATIOS •PORCHES
                                                                                                                                                        LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                              REMODELING AND
                                                R.N. CONTRACTORS, INC.                        REPAIRS. 20 YRS
                                                                                              EXPERIENCE. LOCALLY
                                                                                                                         •GARAGES •PAINTING
                                                                                                                         •FENCING •TILE •DECKS
                                                                                                                                                        •Patios •Walkways
                                                Remodeling Homes, Flooring,                   OWNED, INSURED,            •PLUMBING •ELECTRIC             •Retaining Walls
                                                Kitchen & Bath, Windows,                      LICENSED.
                                                Siding, Roofing, Additions &
                                                                                                                         •HEATING & A/C
                                                                                                                                                        •Drainage Problems
                                                Patios, Custom Deck, Painting                                                                          •Landscape Makeovers
                                                     We Accept All Major Credit Cards                             703-799-0020                          Call: 703-912-6886
                                                Licensed, Insured, Bonded • Free Estimates
                                                Phone: 703-887-3827 Fax: 703-803-3849           LANDSCAPING                   LANDSCAPING                 Free Estimates
   HANDYMAN                    HANDYMAN           E-mail:
                                                                     •                                                                                       PAINTING                       PAINTING
                                                                                                 A&S Construction
                                                Brian M. Sperty Remodeling
                                                                                              • Retaining Walls • Patios                                    S &A PAINTING
                                                   Kitchens and Baths                         • Decks • Porches (incl.                                  & HOME IMPROVEMENT
                                                                                                                                                               Interior/Exterior • Custom Paint
                                                                                                screened) • Erosion &
                                                30% less than Home Store Prices                                                                                 Power Washing • Deck Sealing
                                                                                                Grading Solutions
                                                          Class A and Insured                                                                                Free Estimates         Lowest Prices
                                                                                              • French Drains • Sump Pumps                                           VA Licensed – Insured
                                                       703-791-2003                           • Driveway Asphalt Sealing                                        703-495-0594, 929-9495
                                                                                                    703-863-7465                                             Mention this ad receive 10% off
     HAULING                     HAULING                                                                             LICENSED
                                                          M. C. Lynch
                                                       Home Improvement
      WHITE TAIL EXPRESS                            Family Owned & Opererated
                                                                                                                                                         SKYLINE PAINTING
                                                                                                                                Design &                    INTERIOR - EXTERIOR
                                                 Rotten Wood, Wind Damage, Trims,
 Junk Removal & Hauling                          Windows, Doors, Deck, Stairs, Vanity,                                         Installation
                                                                                                                                                        COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
                                                                                                                                                            Painting • Power Washing •
  Solid Waste Removal •Yard, Construction       Basement Framing, Garbage Disposal,                                                                     Wallpaper Removal Drywall Repair •
  Debris •Entire Home Cleanup •Furniture        Painting, Power Wash, Siding Repairs.           Trees & Plants | Walls & Walkways| Ponds                     • And Much Much More
       & Appliances •Estate Clean-out                  Licensed, Bonded, Insured             Patios | Lighting | Sod Installation | Much More             CALL SINGH 703-835-1101
               FREE ESTIMATES                            703-266-1233
               Licensed • Insured                                                                             *Free Estimates*                               Free Estimates • Good Prices • Expert Job
     Aubrey, 571-216-9292                                                                                         703.919.4456
                                                COYLE CONSTRUCTION, INC.                                                                                     PAINTING                       PAINTING
 IMPROVEMENTS             IMPROVEMENTS                                                         ANTONIO LAWN & LANDSCAPING
                                                 • Clearing • Grading • Hauling
                                                       • Sewer/water line                    • Lawn Mowing • Spring Cleanup • Leaf Removal

   COLLINS A PLUS                                         • VA Class “A”                         • Edging • Mulching • Expert Trimming &
                                                                                                        Removal • New Beds Made
                                                 License/insurance/workman’s comp                  • Outline Existing Beds • Extend Beds
       Painting and Home Remodeling             Reasonable rates • Sully Station resident               • Patio “Brick & Flagstone”
                                                                                              • Repairs • New Installations • Retaining Walls
  Kitchens, Baths, Siding, Windows & More!      Ofc: 703-250-8910 Cell:703-508-7712
            Licensed and Insured                                                                  CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE
       Call 703-409-7990                        KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING
                                                                                                     MASONRY                    MASONRY
                                                 “Call For Special Promotions”
    HOME REPAIR/                                      Countertops, Floors, Cabinet                MOTTERN MASONRY DESIGN                                  SPRING SPECIAL
                                                   Replacements & Refinishing, Cust.                                                                      10% to 20% OFF All Services
    REMODELING                                  Painting, Complete Interior Remodeling                  Specializing in Custom
    No Job too Small                             Free Estimates • Excellent References          Stone and Brick Walkways, Patios,
                                                                                                     & Small and Large Repairs
                                                                                                                                                         Nuance Painting Inc.
 Bathroom, Basement, Kitchens                            Call Thomas Martins                                                                                       Family Owned and Operated
   Interior Doors, Framing, Ceramic Tile,                                                                                                                  Serving Northern Virginia for Over a Decade
   Laminate floors, Deck & porch repairs,                 703-327-1889                                      Licensed, Insured
                                                                                                • Free estimates • All work guaranteed •                    Winner of American Painting Contractors
    Moulding, Drywall, Interior Painting,                     Established 1988                                                                                       Residential Top Job Award
      Drywall Repair Licensed & Insured                                                                                        Residential and Commercial Services
    703-431-9677          571-297-4242                                                                       Phone 703-496-7491                                    • Interior and Exterior Painting
                                                                                                                                                                           • Faux Finishing
                                                                                                                                                             • Drywall Hanging, Finishing and Repairs
      15 Yrs                  Class A VA Lic.
                                                                                                Custom Masonry                                         • Interior Moldings Crown-Chair Rail-Shadow Boxing
                                                                                                                                                                • Exterior Trim Repair/Replacement
                                                                                                                                                                      • Decks cleaned and Sealed
 • Additions •Kitchens                                                                                    (703) 768-3900                                            • General Contractor Services
                                                                                                                                                               • For Evaluation and Consultation Call
 • Basements •Comm Offices                                                                      Brick, Flagstone & Concrete
 •Decks •Painting •Drywall
                                                                                                      Repairs and New Installation                                 703-437-3037
                                                                                                          All work guaranteed                                      Licensed     Insured
                                                                                                                                                           On the web at
 •Windows & Wood Repairs                                                                                   Licensed Insured                                                     We Accept
                                                                                                             Visit us on the web at
 703-644-5206 • 703-750-0749                                                                   

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        CLEANING                                 GUTTER                        HANDYMAN                         LANDSCAPING

       A CLEANING                        PINNACLE
                                       SERVICES, INC.
                                                                           RCL HOME REPAIRS                    SPRING
 Since 1985/Ins & Bonded                LAWN SERVICE
                                                                           Handyman Services                  CLEAN-UP
                                                                                                              Yard Work, Trees & Shrubs
       Quality Service                           MOWING, TRIMMING,         Springfld • Burke • Kingstowne     Trimmed/Removed!
        at a Fair Price                           EDGING, MULCHING         Light Electrical • Plumbing        Mulching, Hauling,
  Satisfaction Guaranteed                           & TRIM HEDGES           • Bathroom Renovation •           Gutter Cleaning, etc.
 Comm/Res. MD VA DC                                Group Rates Avail.!        Ceramic Tile • Drywall          Free estimates!                 703-802-0483                                Repair                   703-385-3338
        703-892-8648                                                           703-922-4190
                                         PINNACLE SERVICES,                    TREE & HEAVY
                                         •GUTTER CLEANING                   Licensed    Insured               TRASH HAULING
       CONCRETE                          •SMALL REPAIRS                                                       •Tree Stump Removal
                                         •SCREENING                                                              • Clean-up Grounds
                                                                                  HAULING                           •Leaf Removal
       RATCLIFF                          •POWER
                                          WASHING                                                              703-863-1086
      CONSTRUCT.                                                           ANGEL’S HAULING
                                         703-802-0483                                                          703-373-3297
         CO.                               GROUP RATES
                                            AVAILABLE                        Spring General
      Concrete & Brick                       FREE EST                          Yard Cleanup, Tree                   MASONRY
       Stone Specialist                                                          & Trash removal
 Additions & Basemnts                                                       703-863-1086                      JDF Masonry CO, LLC
       4th Generation,                  Metro Gutter                                                             703-283-9479
                                        Clean/Install/Repair                703-373-3297                         703-455-0319
      Class A Lic & Ins                  • Wood Replace & Wrapping
          Free Est.                      • Pressure Washing,                                                   ◆Bricks ◆Blocks,
                                         • Chimney Sweeping & Repair
                                                                             AL’S HAULING                     ◆Flagstone ◆Concrete
                                               20 YEARS EXP.
      800-820-1404                                  Junk & Rubbish                      ◆Retaining Walls
                                             703-354-4333                     Concrete, furn.,office,            Free Est.   Lic & Ins.
                                                                             yard, construction debris             Affordable Prices
         GUTTER                                                                  Low Rates    NOVA
                                        You cannot                                                                        MULCH
       Gutter Cleaning                  shake hands with
       Power Washing
          AND MORE
                                        a clenched fist.                   IMPROVEMENTS                       MULCH
                                                                                                              Double Shredded Hardwood
      Call 703-401-9384                 -Indira Gandhi
                                                                                                              Dark in color, Fast Service
        Free Estimates                       HANDYMAN                                                         Order Now For Best Quality
MR. GUTTER                                  SPRINGFIELD                                                        703-568-8014
GUTTER CLEANING                             HANDYMAN
   & REPAIRS                                                                                                         PAINTING
                                          Small Home Repairs
Townhouses $50                               Good Rates
  Houses $85                                 Experienced
Ext. Painting • Power-Washing
      703-323-4671 INS                      703-971-2164                                  The
                                                                           A DIVISION OF NURSE CONSTRUCTION
        ROOFING                                 ROOFING                                                         www.Patriot
                                                                           HOME INSPECTION LIST               Free Est. • Satisfaction Guar.!
                                                     ALL TYPES OF:         REPAIRS, CERAMIC TILE,             Lic./Ins.             Int./Ext.
      POLYTECH ROOFING CO.                               Roofing
                                                          Siding           PAINTING, DRYWALL,
       ROOFING & SIDING SPECIALISTS                       Gutters
             FREE ESTIMATES                        Emergency Repairs       CARPENTRY, CUSTOM                               Cell
                                            703-734-9871                   ELECTRICAL, POWER WASHING
                                                                                  Since 1964                              PAVING
                                                                            We Accept VISA/MC
                                                                           703-441-8811                          GOLDY BRICK
                                                                                                                Walkways, Patios,
                                                                            KITCHEN &                         Driveways, Flagstone,
                                                                           BATH DESIGN                             FREE ESTIMATE
         Residential & Commercial Roofing Expert                              Refacing,                         703-250-6231
  Full Service Roofing Company                                                 Facelifts,
         Repair • Refurbishing • Replace                                     Basements,                              ROOFING
              All Major Roof Types                                          Decks, Porches
                  703-768-2151                                                Roofing & Siding
  Call today for your Free Estimate Lic. & Ins.                                                                Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
                                                                                                                      New Gutters
                                                                              703-764-9563                         Chimney Crowns
                                                                                Since 1979 Free Est.                Leaks Repaired
 CALIBER ROOFING                                                                         No job too small
                                                                           Class A Lic.            Insured      703-975-2375
 •Cedar Shakes •Shingles
 •Repairs •Reroofs                                                           LANDSCAPING                        TREE SERVICE
 •Flat Roofs                                                                                                     ANGEL’S
                                                                                 A&S                           TREE & HEAVY
 Licensed & Bonded                                                           LANDSCAPING                      TRASH HAULING
                                                                                                                • Clean Yard &
 703-968-9871                                                              Mulching • Sealing • Fertilizing
                                                                            Sodding • Spring Cleanup
                                                                                                                  • Brush Removal
                                                                               703-863-7465                    703-373-3297
Since 1981                                              VA License
                                                       #2705 023803

                                                                                                                                                 The winner of puzzle #0306-2 is:

                                                                                                                                                Frank Weinstein
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      I have never been a knight in shining                   4 RE for Sale                      4 RE for Sale                      3 RE for Rent                    4 RE for Sale                     15 Getaways                      28 Yard Sales
  armor. Nor have I ever been a man in                                                                                                                                                                                               Comm Yard Sale 5/17, 8-1
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  uniform (Cub Scouts and organized team                          CONDO ON LAKE ANNE IN RESTON.
                                                            PRIVATE BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE LAKE.
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  sports notwithstanding). Certainly I have               2BR, 1BA SEPARATE DINING ROOM. FLR TO CEILING
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                                                                                                                                over 50 acres, backing into       NORTHERN VIRGINIA                       Condo                                 Pwky.
  will admit to having been a bit of a                    ENJOY CONCERTS FROM YOUR BALCONY, WALK TO
                                                                                                                                Furnace Mountain just north                                           3rd floor, turnkey
  wallflower. I may not be the most
                                                            FINE RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, SWIMMING POOL,
                                                                                                                                of Lucketts. $1575/mo Call        Call 703-383-6139
                                                                 TENNIS COURTS AND MORE! $245,000
                                                                                                                                                                  24 hours for a free list         Beautiful:everything new
                                                                                                                                today and start living in
  memorable character you’ll ever meet, but                          CALL DONNA 703-819-3003
                                                                                                                                   "a little piece of history"!   Prudential Carruthers Realtors          $800,000.                  Community yard sale 5/17,
  nor am I totally forgettable, either. I try not                                                                                         571-277-7710                                                 410-829-3201                 8am-12 Rolling Rd & Viola St,
  to take up too much space (figuratively                                                                                                                                                                                              nr Ffx Cty Pkwy W. Sfld
                                                         21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                                                                                                            Something for everyone!
  speaking) and require very little attention as
                                                                                                                                21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                       26 Antiques
  well. Left alone, I will not wither and die.                                  TRUSTEE'S SALE
      Basically, I need to be fed and watered                                                                                                                                                                                       GARAGE SALES/ YARD-
                                                                                  OF VALUABLE                                               Make a difference in the life                                WANTED                     SALES Advertise and locate
  daily, just like our mini rex rabbit, Chester;
                                                                                                                                             of a child who needs you.                                SPORTS CARDS &                    Garage Sale Listings,
  he seems fairly content to nibble his kibble,                            IMPROVED REAL ESTATE
                                                                                                                                       Help a child and learn new ways to teach                                                      Locations, Directions. Visit:
  crinkle his nose, drink his water, inhale his              Improved by the premises known as                                     positive behaviors. Generous monthly stipend;                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Huggins & Scott Auctions is
  kale, and toss his toys from side to side and                                                                                   24-hour support; ongoing training provided. Call                   looking to buy or consign
  seems not bitter at all when he uses his                   5709 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia                              Phillips Programs for more information or visit our               your VINTAGE (Pre-1970)            Kings Park West (1800
  litter. When out and about (about 30                                                                                              website. PHILLIPS                    Sports Cards & Memorabilia       homes) comm-wide yard sale,
                                                                 In execution of a Deed of Trust from Din Rolando Lazo              Teaching Homes (703) 941-3471 ext. 217 or                       + older Americana collecti-     Sat/Sun, 5/17, 5/18, 8-12. R/S.
  minutes a day), he hips and hops and                   and Ramona Yolanda Flores, dated October 2, 2007, and re-
                                                                                                                                   (301) 470-1620 ext. 195. Homes are needed in                    bles including Toys, Games,
  chews everything in sight, and a few things            corded October 18, 2007, in Deed Book 19616 at page 1934                                                                                  Trains, Comics, Coins, Politi-
                                                         among the Land Records of Fairfax County, Virginia, the un-                   VA and MD. Training starts in June 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                    cal Items, etc. for our next
  we can’t see so he needs to be monitored               dersigned substitute trustee will offer for sale at public auction                                                                        World Wide Internet Auction         Kingstowne/Alexandria
  at all times (not unlike some people I                 at the front entrance of the Judicial Center for Fairfax County,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Call Craig 703-220-4718 to       Community-wide Yard Sale
                                                         at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, on                         29 Misc. for Sale                29 Misc. for Sale
  know).                                                                                                                                                                                             discuss your collection        Sat 5/17, 8am-5pm. Rain Date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5/18, 8am-5pm. Off Beltway
      Left well enough alone, he will cause                  Tuesday, May 20, 2008                                                                                                                       bet. Franconia/Beulah and
  goat-like carnage in the house (he’s an
  indoor bunny). He’s already chewed
  Comcast cable wires, “Monster” brand
                                                             At 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time

                                                         the following property being the property contained in said
                                                                                                                                    PIANOS                                                         We consign/pay top $ for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    antique/semi antique furn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yard sale, 5/17, 7-11am girls
  stereo cables, newspapers and magazines,
  the fringe on Oriental rugs, upholstery and
                                                         Deed of Trust, described as follows:

                                                         Tax Map No. 077-1-07-0021
                                                                                                                                      1/2 Price                                                      including mid century &
                                                                                                                                                                                                       danish modern Teak
                                                                                                                                                                                                    furniture, sterling, mens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    clths, appliances, furn & more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4707 Carterwood Dr, 22032
  anything and everything he can get his                                                                                                                                                           watches, painting/art glass,
                                                         Commonly known as 5709 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia
                                                                                                                                 After more than 50 yrs - we’re closing out!                         clocks, jewelry, costume
  buck teeth on. As simple and mundane as                22015.                                                                      Band Instruments, guitars, violins,                            jewelry, etc. Call Schefer        29 Misc. for Sale
  his routine/life appears to be, he seems                                                                                                                                                         Antiques @ 703-241-0790.
  content, so far as we know. I mean, we                          TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $13,000.00 or ten per-                     office file cabs. & desks.                                                                    $250 KING Pillow Top
                                                         cent (10%) of the sale price, whichever amount is less, in the                                                                                                               Mattress & Box set (3pc)-
  haven’t received any complaints as yet, and            form of cash or its equivalent will be required of the purchaser              Pianos starting at $995                                     Go the extra                        Brand New, Never Used
  he’s been a member of the family going on              at the time and place of sale; the balance of the purchase mon-                                                                                                              w/warranty. (Retail $500+)
  five years.                                            ey being due and payable within fifteen (15) days after sale,                          Call Gordon Keller                                 mile: its never                    Deliverable 571-926-1990
                                                         time expressly being of the essence, with interest at the rate of
      It seems like the responsibilities I have —        8.0 percent per annum from date of sale to date of settlement.                           703-548-8833                                     crowded. -Anon.
  and fulfill — with respect to care-giving our          Provided, however, that if the holder of the secured promissory
                                                         note is the successful bidder at the sale, no cash deposit shall                                                                                                           7 PC Cherry Sleigh Bedroom
  animals (four at present; two cats, one dog            be required, and part of or the entire indebtedness, including
  and of course, Chester), are the closest I’ll                                                                                 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                    set - Brand new in boxes,
                                                         interest and costs, secured by the Deed of Trust, may be set                                                                                                                       Worth $1200+
  get to wearing shining armor. And yet, I’ll            off against the purchase price.                                                                                                                                            (Can help deliver)Asking $575
  likely never know if that’s how my actions                                                                                                                                                                                                571-926-1990
                                                                 Any defaulting purchaser shall forfeit the deposit and
  are perceived. Will a cat rubbing his hind             stand the risk and cost of resale.
  quarters against my leg or curling his tail                                                                                                                                                                                        QN Pillow Top Mattress &
                                                                 Sale shall be made subject to all existing easements                                                                                                                box set Brand new in plastic
  under my nose mean love, gratitude and                 and restrictive covenants as the same may lawfully affect the                                                                                                                 w/warranty! Can deliver.
  appreciation? Or will he merely be                     real estate. Sale is further subject to mechanic's and/or materi-                                                                                                           (Worth $300+) MUST SELL
  scratching an itch and I’m the closest thing           alman's liens of record and not of record. The property will be                                                                                                                $150 571-926-1990
                                                         sold subject to all conditions, covenants, restrictions, rights of
  around? Does my dog Bailey’s close                     redemption of federal lienholders or encumbrances, and agree-
  proximity to my body indicate his love for             ments of record affecting the same, if any.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       101 Computers
  me or am I simply protection from a nearby                     In the event the undersigned trustee is unable to con-
  draft or is it a non-verbal queue to “treat”           vey to the purchaser good title, then purchaser's sole and ex-
  him as soon as I get up? Is Chester’s licking          clusive remedy shall be in the refund of the deposit paid at the
                                                         time of sale.
  of my hand yet another sign of love and                                                                                                                                                                                            EASY COMPUTER SOLUTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOR INDIVIDUALS
  affection or is it, as my wife, Dina, has                       This sale is being made subject to all prior unreleased                                                                                                               & SMALL BUSINESSES
  suggested, merely his need for salt and                liens of record.                                                                                                                                                              JENNIFER O. SMITH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     COMPUTER CONSULTANT
  moisture (a salt lick is a recommended in-                      The subject property and all improvements thereon will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ➣ TRAINING
  cage necessity for rabbits)?                           be sold in "as is" condition without warranty of any kind. Pur-
                                                         chaser shall be responsible for any and all building and/or zon-                                                                                                           ➣ INSTALLATION
      Obviously the animals can’t talk to me             ing code violations whether of record or not of record, as well                                                                                                            ➣ TROUBLE-
  (unless this was a Disney movie), but their            as for all unpaid and enforceable homeowners' or condomini-                                                                                                                   SHOOTING
  actions speak volumes, right? I am their               um owners' association dues and assessments, if any. Pur-
                                                         chaser also shall be responsible for obtaining possession of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ➣ LET US TAME THAT
  hero, their universe, their savior. Without                                                                                                                                                                                         BEAST FOR YOU
                                                         the property at his/her expense. Purchaser shall assume the
  me (and Dina, too) their life would be                 risk of loss and                                                                                                                                                            Serving Area Since 1995
  difficult, incomplete you might say. Their
  eyes, their focused glares, tell me all I need
                                                         shall be responsible for any damage, vandalism, theft, destruc-
                                                         tion, or the like, of or to the property occurring after the time of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (703) 765-2222
  to know. And though they are not blood                 sale. Conveyance will be by special warranty deed. Convey-
                                                         ancing, recording, transfer taxes, notary fees, examination of ti-
  relatives, they are family nonetheless and             tle, state stamps, and all other costs of conveyance are to be
  providing their cradle to grave needs gives            at the expense of purchaser. State and local taxes, public                                                                                                                 116 Childcare Avail.
  me a certain stature — and pride — that I              charges, and special or regular assessments, if any, shall be
                                                         adjusted to the date of sale and thereafter shall be assumed by                                                                                                             BURKE Childcare avail in my
  don’t think I would otherwise have, nor                the purchaser.                                                                                                                                                             home,OFC Lic, FT & PT, days,
  have ever had not having been in uniform                                                                                                                                                                                            evenings, Back-up care &
  — or armor — in my life (not counting                            The undersigned trustee unconditionally reserves the                                                                                                                 special needs children
                                                         right: (i) to waive the deposit requirement; (ii) to approve or dis-   116 Childcare Avail. 116 Childcare Avail. 116 Childcare Avail.                                      welcome. Large yard for lots of
  Halloween, either).                                    approve the creditworthiness of any bidder and/or purchaser;                                                                                                                     fun! 703-569-8056
      Granted, there’s more to life than animal          (iii) to withdraw the property from sale at any time prior to ter-
  magnetism, but given my modest demands                 mination of the bidding; (iv) to extend the time for bidding; (v)
                                                         to reject any or all bids; (vi) to postpone or set over the date or
  and familial associations, I’m fairly content          time of sale; and (vii) to extend the period of time for settlement                                                                                                             117 Adoption
  to walk quietly — and write weekly — as to             hereunder.
  my comings and goings, misgivings, faults                                                                                                                                                                                          Loving couple seeks to
                                                               Additional terms and conditions of sale may be an-                                                                                                                    adopt newborn. Will pay
  and foibles and stick it to the man; that              nounced at the time of sale.                                                                                                                                                  legal/medical expenses.
  man most often being me. It’s easy to take                                                                                                                                                                                          Helen/Larry 888-834-3646
                                                                    DAVID N. PRENSKY
  shots at others, anybody can do that. I’d                                      Substitute Trustee
  rather stick to the subject matter I know              FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                         David N. Prensky                                                                                                                                                           202 Domestic Auto
  best; me, myself and I. It may not be much             Chasen & Chasen
  but it beats the alternative.                          Suite 500                                                                                                                                                                  02 Chevy Malibu, 54k mi,
                                                         5225 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.                                                                                                                                                black, auto V6 good cond.
     Kenny Lourie is an Advertising Representative for   Washington, D.C. 20015
      The Almanac & The Connection Newspapers.                                                                                                                                                                                      $6995. 703-866-4946
                                                         (202) 244-4000

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                                                                                                                                                                                  # 1 in Virginia
                                                  DIANA WHITFIELD                                                                          BETTY BARTHLE                                                                                 703-425-4466
                                                        Lifetime Member NVAR Top Producer                                                   OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE • TOP PRODUCER NVAR & MILLION
                                                                                                                              DOLLAR SALES CLUB
                                                                  703-503-1830                                                                                             e-mail:
                                                E-mail:                                                                                               website:
                                                                                                                                           Gainesville                $499,900
                               Slot1                                                          Slot 2                                       4 bdrm, 3 1⁄2 bath on 18th green in
                                                                                                                                           Virginia Oaks. Hardwood floors
                                                                                                                                           on main level. 9 foot ceilings.
                                                                                                                                           Spacious rec. rm., den,exercise rm
                                                                         One-of-a-kind in Burke                               $647,000     & full bath on LL. 2 story foyer.
      Spacious Burke Colonial                            $629,000        Stunning 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 3 lvl, 2-car gar. SF w/ multiple
      Gorgeous Colonial w/ 4 BR & 3.5 BAs, Hrdwd flrs in                 upgrades. Hdwd flrs, vaulted ceiling, breakfast rm. &             Great family rm. & kitchen with
      Foyer, LR & DR. Ceramic tile backsplash, Bosch DW,
      cooktop & wall oven in Kit. W/O French Doors in FR.
                                                                         2nd gas fp off remodeled Kit. Skylights, solar tubes, new
                                                                         windows, prof landscaping front & back. Walk-out from
                                                                                                                                           center island & lots of cabi-
      Huge MBA w/ Sep tub & shower. Fin LL w/ Rec. Rm.,                  family rm. & bsmt. Much, much more you have to see!               nets/counter space. Minutes to
      full BA, 2nd laundry area & storage. Terrific location             Terrific community - convenient to VRE, transportation,
       easy access to all amenities!                                     schools & shopping.                                               golf club house.

                        CRS, Associate Broker                                           Sheila Adams                                                        CHRISTINE ZINSER                                NANCY BASHAM
                        Life Member, NVAR Multi–Million
                        Dollar Sales Club                                               703-503-1895                                                        REALTOR®                                                 Associate Broker
                        Life Member, NVAR TOP PRODUCERS                    Life Member, NVAR Multi–Million                                                  703-503-1861                                      Lifetime Member NVAR
                                                                                          Dollar Sales Club                                                                                                             Top Producer
                        Ann Witherspoon                                                       Life Member,
                                                                                                                                                            Search the Entire MLS at      
                                                                                                                                                                                    (703) 772-2066
                        703-503-1836                                              NVAR TOP PRODUCERS
                                   Ashburn        $344,500                                                                                                                      This Burke

          EN 5/
        OP AY
                                       NEW LISTING!                                                                                          LD                              Centre home was
                                   Shows like a model!                                                                                                                        staged, priced
       SU                          3-Finished Levels +                                                                                                                           right and
                                   Walk-out to Trees! – HW
                                   Floors – New Carpet                                                                                                                        SOLD IN TWO
                                   New Roof (2007) – Deck                                                                                                                       WEEKS!
                                   Vaulted Ceilings                      Fairfax - Middleridge                                $514,000
                                                                         Stunning, Updated, Immaculate, Seldom Seen 4-level Split
                                   Deluxe Master BA                                                                                                                                                    Clifton                                             $1,099,000
                                                                         Level w/Hardwood Floors on 2-Levels & New Windows.                                                   Talk to me about
                                   w/Separate Tub &                      Kitchen Updated including Cabinets, Granite Counters,                                                                                           HISTORIC CLIFTON
                                   Shower – Gas FP                       & Appliances. 5 BRs, 3 Full Baths (Updated). Walk-out Fam.
                                                                                                                                                                                getting your           Tons of charm in this one-of-a-kind custom home (built in 2000)
                                   FIRST TIME OPEN!                      Rm. w/FP .                                                                                           home sold in this        with 4 BR/3.5 BA on private 1+ acre lot. Hardwood floors on 2
                                                                           For a private appointment call Sheila Adams                                                                                 lvls, large sunny rooms, 9’ ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/new stain-
                                                                                                                                                                                  market.              less steel appliances, 2 gas fpl, sunroom & hot tub! Perfection!
      703.503.1836 or                                               703.503.1895.

                         Come to the Heart                                   SARAH SWANEY                                                                  Marsha Wolber, ABR                                 Steve Childress
                         of Real Estate                                                   703-503-1822                                                     Top 5% of Agents Nationwide                                 “Experience…with
                         KAY HART                                               “Call Sarah for all                                                        703-618-4397                                     Life Member NVAR Top Producer
                         1-703-250-HART                                                                                                                    e-mail:                         Buyer Broker since 1973!
                                                                            your real estate needs”
                         1-888-529-HART                                                                                                                                                          703-981-3277

                                                     Clifton                                                    Burke                                                                   Clifton                                                  Burke
                                                    $624,900                                                   $321,900                        EN 5/                                   $684,900                                          WATERS EDGE
                                                                                                                                             OP AY                                   Acorn Custom
                                                     Little                                                  FORECLOSURE                      ND
                                                                                                                                                                Slot 11                 Home!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RARE Opportunity! Model
                                                                                                                                            SU                                    Pottery barn                                        Home condition TH back-
                                                   Rocky Run                                               3 Level Townhouse,                                                     inspired contem-                                    ing to woods w/ wide views
                                            Spectacular                                                    3BR, 2 Full BA, 2 Half                                                 porary by Acorn!                                    of LAKE BARTON! MANY
                                            home, each                                                     BA, Stepdown Living                                                    Featuring soaring                                   UPGRADES/EXTRAS
                                                                                                                                                                                  ceilings, walls of                                  INCL: GRANITE Kitchen
                                            bedroom has its                                                Room w/ Fireplace,                                                                                                         w/ Upgraded appliances
                                            own full                                                                                       glass, open floorplan! 4 BRs, 3 BAs, Updated Gourmet        overlooking Fam. Rm. w/skylights & fireplace! HUGE Liv.
                                                                                                           Walkout Rec. Rm. to             Kit w/Stainless, Master w/Sitting Area & Fireplace!
      bathroom, 3 finished levels, new paint, carpet, great                                                                                                                                            Rm. w/2nd fireplace opens to NEW deck overlooking lake! 3
                                                                                                           Fenced Yard.                    Located on a country lane, 1 acre backing to 2+ acres       BRs, 3 1⁄2 updated GRANITE baths! Walk-out Bsmt w/ Lge.f
      yard in cul-de-sac location. Shows like brand new!                                                   2 Parking Spaces.               of common woods! Clifton ES, Robinson SS!                   Rec. Rm.+ Hobby/Mud Rm! 1-2 yr lease/pets considered
              Call Kay for Open House schedule                                                                                                       Call Marsha 703-618-4397 or see photos at         case by case. HURRY!
                          703-503-1860                                     E-mail:                                                           Call Steve Childress NOW for showing 703-981-3277

                                                                                                                                                                  Barbara Nowak                                  ELLIE WESTER
                         NGOC DO & ASSOCIATES                                                                                                                     & Gerry Staudte                                       703-503-1880
                                                                                                                                                                  “My Virginia Home Team”                           L&F Founder’s Club
                                                      703-798-2899                                                                                                703-503-1802, 703-503-1894
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lifetime NVAR Top Producer
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Life Member, NVAR Million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dollar Sales Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So many places
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to rest and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this beautiful
      Clifton                                           $1,075,000                                                                                                                                                                            half acre lot in
                                                                         Laurel Hill                                 Call For Pricing      Manassas                                         $325,000                                          The Ridges of
      Amazing Tudor style home with over 7,000 sq. ft. of
      exquisitely decorated living space. Impressive 2-story foyer &     Spectacular Compton Model on premium lot. This 3-sided                             Wooded Cul-de-Sac                          Glendilough. Exquisite interior with artistic touches
      family room leads to gourmet kitchen with dining area,             brick Colonial features 6 BR’s, 6.5 BA’s and over 6,400 sq. ft.   3 BR, 2BA SF Home w/1-Car Gar. Granite                      throughout to complement the three finished updated
      breakfast bar, island and lots of light. Fully finished basement   of living space. Incredible Gourmet Kitchen w/ Viking range                                                                   levels. Two sunporches add even more living space
                                                                         & GE Monogram appliances. Enormous walk-out basement              Counters & New Pergo Kit Flrs. Fin. LL RR                   and the finished lower level offers additional space for
      with game room, exercise room, studio, guest bedroom &
      fantastic wet bar. 1,400 sq. ft. deck features large gazebo &      w/ full wet bar, exercise room, media room & bedroom with                 .
                                                                                                                                           w/WB FP Large Deck overlooking 1+ Acre                      entertaining. Oakview/Frost/Woodson School area!
      hot tub and overlooks landscaped yard.                             full bath. Master bedrooms on both upper and main levels.         Wooded Lot.                                                             Call Ellie Wester 703-503-1880

                                        Call Dale Gabardy at 703-425-8000 • E-mail:
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