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                                                                                                                                     Springfield Connection Editor Michael O’Connell

                 News                                                                                                            703-778-9416 or moconnell@connectionnewspapers.com

County May Manage Retention Ponds
McKay helps Kingstowne                                  public process for the amendment so that a decision
                                                        could be reached quickly after a long and drawn-out
turn over its stormwater                                process. According to KROC President Kathleen
                                                        Snyder, the process to change the current setup be-
retention ponds to county.                              gan more than four years ago, but in reality, this is a
                                                        problem that was nearly three decades in the mak-
                                 By Justin Fanizzi      ing.
                                     The Connection       Snyder said that construction on the Kingstowne
                                                        community began 25 years ago, and at the time,
              he four-year battle over Kingstowne’s stormwater management ponds were only beginning

T             stormwater management facilities finally to be built, so the homeowners association took care
              appears to be nearing its end, and area of the ponds. However, because the community is so
              residents can claim a victory.            large and sprawling, it took nearly 15 years to com-
   The Board of Supervisors approved a motion pro- plete construction. As a result, the size and scope of
duced by Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) at the the community changed drastically while county
board’s March 23 meeting to expedite the public policy on stormwater ponds remained the same and
hearing process for a prof-                                                      the now massive community
fered condition amendment                                                        was on its own with the
filed by the Kingstowne Resi-     “This will go a long way                       ponds.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
dential Owners Corporation                                                         “The plans that we are try-
(KROC). The amendment,            in protecting the                              ing to change were agreed
filed on behalf of the corpo-                                                    upon 25 years ago and
ration by attorney Tony           residents of Kingstowne.”                      Fairfax County and Lee Dis-
Calabrese, calls for the                — Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) trict are very different now,”
county to assume control of                                                      Snyder said. “Twenty-five
the stormwater facilities                                                        years ago, things were put in
within the Kingstowne Community.                        place and 15 years into the process, the HOA hadn’t
   “Kingstowne, because of how and when it was had to deal with any of this because Kingstowne took
built, is an anomaly in the county as far as stormwater 20 years to build and it was still new. We couldn’t
is concerned,” McKay said. “It is very expensive for have known what the future held.”
the HOA, and in turn for the residents. I am glad I       So, four years ago, according to Snyder, plans were
was able to work with the county and the commu- put into motion to challenge the original agreement
nity on a solution. This will go a long way in protect- and have the county take over control and mainte
ing the residents of Kingstowne.”                                                                                 Kingstowne Stormwater Management Basin #3.
   The motion, McKay said, sought to speed up the                                        See Pond, Page 5

The Secret of His Success? Working Hard All His Life
                                                                                                   Foster, who now lives                                          online remodeling ser-
David Foster has been developing businesses                                                      in Clifton, has often been                                       vice. Like many of Foster’s
                                                                                                 cited as a residential re-
since he was a boy with a paper route.                                                           modeling industry leader,
                                                                                                                                                                  brainchildren, the Web
                                                                                                                                                                  portal is both a harbinger
                                                                                                 elected to Remodeling                                            of new market possibility,
                           By John Byrd        Harvard MBA. But the boy growing up in            Magazine’s Big 50 Hall of                                        and user-friendly.
                          The Connection       West Springfield and Burke knew he had a          Fame while still in his                                            DIY visitors log onto
                                               knack for the building business, and he was       30s. His 27-year-old                                             the site, enter a target
        airfax County native David Foster, 46, eager to get started.                             Lorton-based residential                                         room’s square footage

F       has always been enterprising. As a

route by hitching a trailer
                                                  Foster’s passion bloomed when the newly
        boy, he expanded a thriving paper enrolled college freshman applied for and
                                                                  received his Class A Vir-
                                                                                                 construction business,
                                                                                                 Foster Remodeling Solu-
                                                                                                 tions, has a loyal and
                                                                                                                                                                  and spatial configuration,
                                                                                                                                                                  then choose finish work
to his moped. Chatting with                                       ginia state contractor’s li-   growing clientele — even                                           The site provides clear
homeowners while collect-
ing receipts led to a paral-
                               “Give people                       cense. In short order, he
                                                                  was juggling business
                                                                                                 in the slow times.
                                                                                                   “Out-performance” has
                                                                                                                                                                  visuals and line-item
                                                                                                                                                                  costs, and visitors can re-
lel lawn care business.        more than they                     ownership responsibilities     always been his mantra.                                          vise to their heart’s con-
Soon, the trailer carried                                         with a full academic load.     Opening a dealer show-                                           tent. Once choices are
newspapers and weed            expect.”                           Though not yet old             room so as to pass on                                            submitted, the home-
whackers.                                    — David Foster enough to buy a beer, he             dealer discounts helped David Foster                             owner receives a detailed
   Then people on the route                                       was employing five full-       the firm’s business devel-                                       work order; a company
were asking for Foster’s                                          time workers and execut-       opment process. On                                               representative follows up
help at tasks he was really passionate about: ing remodeling contracts in excess of              premise, he provides CADD (computer-         by phone within 24 hours.
home repair and construction.                  $100,000. Foster attended NVCC Construc-          aided design) systems and staff architects     “The market is always looking for some-
   By his junior year at Lake Braddock Sec- tion Management program while launching              to help people research ideas. And then,     thing better,” Foster contends, “so it’s im-
ondary School, the 16-year-old had signed his remodeling business.                               there’s the handyman and home mainte-        portant to take the lead — even when there
on for the county’s groundbreaking FATE           “Give people more than they expect,” said      nance practice — a specialty niche many in   are lots of steps, and lots of unknowns.”
Program (Foundation for Applied Techni- Foster. “I find this sends a message that you            the industry have tried, and abandoned.        Foster experimented with his Web portal
cal Education). School guidance counselors can be trusted even … even when you’re                                                             for five years before launching it last spring.
tried to nudge him away from too much “vo- just a kid, that you’re committed to your             LAST   FALL,     Foster  launched
tech” — his father, Bob Foster, is after all a client’s long term satisfaction.”                 www.DIYEstimator.com, an advanced                                   See It All, Page 5
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            Week in Springfield                                                                       News

      Free Dental Clinic           Recently, The Arc of
                                   Northern Virginia,
                                   Northern Virginia
     Training Center and Northern Virginia Commu-
     nity College recently conducted Virginia’s first-                                Members of the Lake Braddock Band stand in front of the Beijing Children’s Palace.
     ever free dental clinic for persons with special
     needs at the NVCC Medical Education Campus in
     Springfield. The free clinic was preceded by a
     free workshop for dental professionals on Feb.
                                                                                      Music the Universal Language
     19 at NVTC. The day-long clinic provided initial
     evaluations, prophylaxis, fillings, and basic
     extractions to about 70 children and adults.                                     Lake Braddock band                                    students met a group of Chinese music students ages
                                                                                                                                            10 to 20 and the two groups each played a specially
                                                                                      members return home                                   prepared song for one another then joined together
                                                                                                                                            for an ensemble piece.
                                                                                      after a week in China.                                  The purpose of the event was to share cultures,
                                                                                                                                            but the true cultural exchange occurred after the
                                                                                                                                            show, Flynn said. After the last number was finished,
                                                                                                                      By Justin Fanizzi     all of the students gathered backstage to be intro-
                                                                                                                          The Connection duced and mingle. The Lake Braddock students were
                                                                                                                                            initially nervous to meet their Chinese counterparts,
                                                                                                  he musicians tore through Beijing, China, especially due to the language barrier, but soon

                                                                                      T           giving a tour-de-force series of perfor enough, Flynn said, all of the students were convers-
                                                                                                  mances in front of packed venues at night ing in the one language they all were fluent in.
                                                                                                  and spending their days dodging throngs     “Some people just started a jazz baseline and mem-
                                                                                      of photo seekers and being shuttled around to some bers of both bands just jumped right in,” Colbrun
                                                                      Donated Photo

                                                                                      of the country’s most breathtaking sites.             said. “There was a language barrier, but everyone
                                                                                        This was not The Beatles storming the Far East, knew how to communicate through the music. We
                                                                                      nor U2 finishing the Asian leg of a summer tour, found that it really is a universal language.”
                                                                                      however, but instead the talented, wide-eyed mem-       The second cultural exchange occurred at Beijing
                                                                                      bers of the Lake Braddock Secondary School Band School #57, a local high school. The students played
                                Pictured are student                                  participating in a cultural exchange.                 a couple of songs for one another, then played to-
     Sharing Reading            Sion Kim, Librarian                                     The band went on a 10-day                           gether and after the show, the Lake Braddock stu-
                                Dian Ryan, parent                                     excursion to China, from                                                       dents were given a tour of
     volunteer Mrs. Bos and Reading Coach Becky                                       March 23 to April 1, as part                                                   the school. Instead of a jam
     Hyatt enjoying Sion reading some of her writing                                  of a program sponsored by       “There was a language                          session this time, however,
                                                                                      the U.S.-China Cultural and                                                    the students joined to play
     during lunch time in the cafeteria. Rolling Valley
     participated in a national project called the                                    Educational Exchange Foun-      barrier, but everyone                          games of basketball and
     Story Box Project which involves students writ-
     ing and sharing their work with others across
                                                                                      dation. During the trip, the
                                                                                      band members played seven
                                                                                                                      knew how to                                    table tennis and even got a
                                                                                                                                                                     lesson in Tai Chi
     the country. The school received the box from a                                  shows at seven different ven-
                                                                                      ues, visited with Chinese stu-
                                                                                                                      communicate through                              Perhaps the biggest venue
                                                                                                                                                                     the group played in during
     school in Kentucky and sent it on to a school in
     upstate New York, all thanks to Mrs. Bos.                                        dents and went sightseeing      the music.”                                    their trip was at Beijing’s
                                                                                      all in an effort to immerse                                                    Wuzi University. Before the
                                                                                                                                 — Jack Colbrun, band member show, the Lake Braddock
                                                                                      them in a culture most had
     Alcohol Sting Nets Two                                                           never experienced before.                                                      students and their parents
        Officers from the West Springfield District Station Neigh-                      “It was an amazing chance for us to see the Chi- were given one-on-one tours of the institution and
     borhood Patrol Unit conducted stings on Monday, March                            nese culture and the people themselves,” said Jack later that night, they played a full-length, nearly two
     29, at several locations in the Burke, Fairfax and Spring-                       Colbrun, a freshman who plays the French horn. “We hour show in a sold out concert hall. The experi-
     field areas. The operation was part of the ongoing “Spring                       hear a lot about Chinese culture, but you don’t often ence, Flynn said, will never be forgotten.
     Break” safety campaign, which uses a county police cadet                         get to meet the people and this [trip] gave us that     “The house was packed,” Flynn said. “Even after
     dressed in plain clothing to purchase alcohol. In the sting, a                   opportunity.”                                         the concert, the audience hung out to see the kids
     cadet enters a store and attempts to purchase alcohol. If the                      The group, consisting of 160 students, 60 parents after they got off the stage. It was just amazing.”
     cadet is asked whether he is 21, he responds with his true                       and a couple of faculty members, was immersed into      While not performing, the students ventured out
     age and/or date of birth. If asked for identification, the ca-                   Chinese culture almost immediately after getting off into Beijing to check out the local culture and see
     det tells the clerk that he has no identification with him. If                   the plane in Beijing. According to Margi Flynn, historic landmarks, getting a true taste of Chinese
                                                                                      mother of Hayley, a junior flutist, the group jumped life. In addition to touring the Forbidden City, the
                                    See News Briefs, Page 9                           right into the first of three cultural exchange ses- students went to Tiananmen Square, Olympic Park
                                                                                      sions, with the first performance at the Children’s
                                                                                      Palace in Forbidden City. Here, the Lake Braddock                                     See Bruin, Page 18
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Pond Plan Moves Forward
From Page 3                                               not within the Kingstowne community. This meant,
                                                          she said, that while being taxed twice for the same
   nance of the ponds. The primary complaint levied       service, the community was also paying for the man-
by the KROC is that every single Fairfax County resi-     agement of water that was not even theirs and that
dent pays for the maintenance of stormwater reten-        the KROC paid for engineering studies to be per-
tion ponds through a $0.02 allotment from paid real       formed on the ponds to prove this to the county.
estate taxes. If KROC was responsible for the                “We did the heavy lifting by doing engineering stud-
Kingstowne ponds, then its residents were being           ies to show these ponds took water from other
taxed twice, she said, as area residents were paying      ponds,” Snyder said. “This [situation] really was an
county taxes on the ponds while simultaneously pay-       anomaly.”
ing HOA fees to maintain them in addition to pri-            After four years of defining its arguments and com-
vate insurance costs. The system was not only un-         pleting research, KROC was finally able to submit
fair because of the double taxation, Snyder said, but     the application for the proffered condition amend-
also because high HOA fees could keep new resi-           ment March 1. According too McKay, the Lee Dis-
dents out and affect the quality of life for current      trict Land Use Committee vetted, approved and rec-
ones.                                                     ommended the plan for board approval, and per tra-
   “This is a municipal service and a HOA should not      dition, McKay agreed to the decision that the com-
be responsible for something this complex and im-         mittee made. The public hearing before the Planning
portant,” Snyder said. “The double taxation was go-       Commission for the amendment is currently set for
ing to affect the quality of life in Kingstowne if we     April 29, and before McKay’s motion, no public hear-
had to keep devoting time and money [for the main-        ing before the Board of Supervisors was scheduled.
tenance of the ponds]. It was increasing our HOA          However, the hearing is now slated for May 11.
fees astronomically.”                                        “It was an unfair situation and everyone is work-
                                                          ing together to make it equitable,” Snyder said. “This
IN ADDITION to the complaint about taxation,              puts us on par with other HOAs and treats us the
Snyder said that the ponds in Kingstowne were tak-        same way, and we will be turning our ponds over in
ing on water from other neighborhoods that were           tip-top shape.”

It All Began with a Paper Route
From Page 3                                               ered.” Foster’s two children attend Robinson Second-
                                                          ary School.
  “We had the architecture worked-out, but weren’t          Several years ago Foster developed a protocol for       National Public Safety Football League
satisfied with online speeds. Naturally, we had to        testing entry-level carpentry skills. To demonstrate
evaluate the program with all types of computers
and servers. The important thing is to get it right.”
                                                          mastery of variety of construction disciplines, pro-
                                                          spective new hires were asked to build a scaled, 10-                          Washington DC
  Talent cultivation being the essential job of lead-     by-8-foot playhouse from scratch.
ership, Foster also attests to an abiding faith in the
importance of continued skills development.
                                                            The pay off: the company gained a realistic pic-
                                                          ture of a candidate’s field strengths in a dozen areas.
  “That’s one of the reasons I chaired the FATE pro-      The playhouses were donated to local churches and                                              vs.
gram, and still serve on the board,” he said. “A          pre-schools.
worker’s mastery of their own skills is my best as-         “It’s a model that creates lots of winners,” Foster                                   Orlando Guardians
surance that our quality requirements will be deliv-      said.
                                                                                                                                                  April 10, 2010
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        What is this word that gives our hearts a spe-    hate,
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      our own,                                             I lift its lamp to those of us who worthy be,
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                                                           Who willingly would fight to save its worth,
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Cuccinelli Misleads on Costs                                                                                                                                                        Newspaper of
                                                                                                                                                                         An independent, locally owned weekly
                                                                                                                                                                                newspaper delivered to
                                                                                                                                                                                homes and businesses.
                                                                                                          terms of financial fraud, identity theft and
Perhaps we need a referendum to decide if and                                                             other critical issues. Mims maintained the
                                                                                                                                                                                1606 King Street
                                                                                                                                                                           Alexandria, Virginia 22314

when Virginia will spend time, resources and                                                              monthly effort. The columns appeared in me-
                                                                                                          dia around the state, and served both as a                            NEWS DEPARTMENT:
                                                                                                                                                                          To discuss ideas and concerns,
image on challenging federal actions?                                                                     warning and as a means of reaching out to
                                                                                                          people who had been victims.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Call: 703-778-9410
                                                                                                             The last such “alert” was filed the month
          ome of us are probably prepared to          functions as the state government’s law firm,       before Cuccinelli took office, after monthly                          Michael O’Connell
                                                                                                                                                                                Editor / 703-778-9416

S         admit that we are embarrassed, as two
          of Virginia’s major newspapers warned
          we might be. But no one predicted that
there would be so much to blush about so soon.
   Suddenly, Virginia is in the national spotlight,
                                                      and, given his bizarre ideas, he would very
                                                      likely become an embarrassment for the com-

                                                      ADDING INJURY TO INSULT, Cuccinelli
                                                                                                          entries for four years through 2009.
                                                                                                          ( w w w. o a g . s t a t e . v a . u s / C O N S U M E R /
                                                                                                             Taking care of Virginian’s interests is not at
                                                                                                          the top of the priorities of the current attorney
                                                                                                                                                                                   Justin Fanizzi
                                                                                                                                                                                 Community Reporter
                                                                                                                                                                                 Julia O’Donoghue
not for being home of the Internet along the          denies that these escapades are costing the         general.                                                               Education & Politics
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ers (too many exceptions apply), not for being        ment claiming, for example, that the only costs     the        Attorney                 General            (see             Ken Moore
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tory, not for its wine.                               the constitutional challenge to the health care.    Role.html) include providing information on                    kmoore@connectionnewspapers.com
   No, Virginia is in the national spotlight be-         That’s like saying it didn’t cost anything to    identity theft and remediation, help Social                              Reed Albers
cause our newly elected Attorney General, Ken                          close the Federal Government       Services collect child support, prosecute cer-                           Sports Editor
Cuccinelli of Clifton, Fairfax County, has taken                       in the snow emergency in Feb-      tain environmental and computer crimes, en-                    ralbers@connectionnewspapers.com
to court declaring recently passed landmark           Editorial ruary. The actual cost was                force laws that protect businesses and consum-
health care legislation as unconstitutional. He                        about $70 million a day.           ers, represent consumers in utility matters be-                          ADVERTISING:
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Virginia’s dramatically underfunded colleges          costs. What is it that his office is not doing      in 2002. The election drew 16.6 percent of reg-
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ian Pilot warned: “Cuccinelli’s election would        tice Bill Mims, both focused on consumer pro-       100 votes.                                                                 703-778-9413
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drive away qualified lawyers from an office that      real problems faced by ordinary Virginians in                mkimm@connectionnnewspapers.com                                Mary Kimm

Proud Virginian                         to protect our rights to control our
                                        healthcare and the federal attempt
                                                                               tin,” Connection, March 18-24,
                                                                               2010], I’m sorry to see that
                                                                                                                         care that we will pay for her fam-
                                                                                                                         ily member.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                                                                   Steven Mauren
To the Editor:                          to rule over us.                       Victoria Thompson has been sadly             SB 417 is a smokescreen, politi-                     Managing Editors
  Having used the courts to get its                                                                                                                                       Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
                                          And the Democratic Party’s con-      misled by inaccurate rhetoric in          cal grand standing that pretends                         Kemal Kurspahic
way over the objections of the          cern? Three hundred and fifty dol-     her quest to support the candidacy        to exempt Virginia from federal                           Photography:
majority for years, the left is out-                                                                                                                                        Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
                                        lars expended in the challenge.        of Scott Martin. Contrary to her          law when it cannot do so. Federal                         Craig Sterbutzel
raged when an attorney general          They support a $1 trillion program     claim, health care reform will not        law takes precedence over state                            Art/Design:
seeks to use the courts to uphold                                                                                                                                          Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
                                        that will degrade the quality of our   force her to obtain a specific health     law. Anyone who thinks that be-                      John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
the Constitution. Polls clearly         healthcare, as demonstrated ev-        insurance policy for her family. She      cause Virginia passed SB 417 we                             John Smith
show that a majority does not                                                                                                                                                  Production Manager:
                                        erywhere this has been attempted,      can continue with the insurance of        are now exempt from federal                                  Jean Card
want the unprecedented govern-                        but are concerned        her choice.                               health care reform has been mis-
ment intrusion into their lives, the                  about $350. This            There will be no mandated fed-         led.                                             CIRCULATION: 703-778-9427
massive debt or the drain on pro-       Letters shows they are fear-           eral health care and no federal              Sen. George Barker (D-39) has                    Circulation Manager:
ductivity that comes with this                                                                                                                                                     Ann Oliver
                                                      ful that Attorney        plan other than Medicare, but             worked in health care for many
health insurance legislation. They      General Cuccinelli (R) will be suc-    there will be private health care         years, controlling costs and in-
are appalled at the corrupt means                                                                                                                                          CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
                                        cessful and that they have no sense    for those who can’t afford or can’t       creasing access to care. Last year,                         L.L.C.
by which elected representatives        of the appropriate allocation of       qualify due to pre-existing condi-        he got a bill passed to allow the                      Peter Labovitz
were bought or intimidated to sup-                                                                                                                                               President/CEO
                                        your money.                            tions under our current system. If        courts and child support enforce-
port this bill.                           I am proud that Virginia is lead-    Ms. Thompson prefers not to pur-          ment to require absent parents to                          Mary Kimm
  Last November’s election proved                                                                                                                                         Publisher/Chief Operating Officer
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that a large percentage of Virgin-      a legitimate challenge of this un-     her family, then she may pay a fee.       for their own children, reducing                mkimm@connectionnewspapers.com
ians want to be protected from this     constitutional and un-American         Why would she pay this fee? Be-           the number of uninsured children                          Jerry Vernon
federal power grab at our rights.       attack on the best healthcare sys-     cause your insurance, my insur-           and saving tax dollars by shifting                    Executive Vice President
The Virginia legislation against                                                                                                                                         jvernon@connectionnewspapers.com
                                        tem in the world.                      ance and tax dollars now pay              many children from Medicaid to
forcing anyone to purchase health                                              much of the cost of medical care          private insurance. SB 417 would                         Wesley DeBrosse
insurance was passed by a signifi-                                                                                                                                                  Controller
                                                              Steve Hunt       for those who choose not to have          have contradicted that common
cant bipartisan majority with no                             Fairfax Station   insurance. If Ms. Thompson pre-           sense legislation. SB 417 cannot                         Debbie Funk
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                                                                               huge expenses for catastrophic
                                                                                                                         jeopardize our own good Virginia

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                                                                                                                                                                       Vocalist Nancy Scimone

      YOUR                                                                     least two weeks prior to the event.

                                                                               THURSDAY/APRIL 8
                                                                                                                                                                       performs at the benefit
                                                                                                                                                                       Swing Into Spring Jazz
                                                                                                                                                                       Concert with guitarist Steve
                                                                                                                                                                       Herberman and bassist
     TRICARE                                                                   Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx,
                                                                                  6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.                                                      Victor Dvoski on Thursday,
                                               TWO CONVENIENT                     Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.
                                                                               Afternoon Book Discussion Group.
                                                                                                                                                                       April 22, from 7:30-9:30
     B E N E F I T !                             LOCATIONS                        1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935                                                    p.m., at Church of the Holy
                                                                                  Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title.                                               Spirit School, 8800
                                                                                  Adults. 703-249-1520.                                                                Braddock Road, Annandale.
                                                                                                                                                                       Suggested Donation: $10.
                • Family & Pediatric Vision Care                               FRIDAY/APRIL 9                                                                          For more information, call
                                                                               Rose Hill Elementary School                                                             571-232-1873 or e-mail
   • Comprehensive Eye Exams • Treatment of Eye Diseases                          presents “Snow White and the
           • 17 yrs. Naval Service, 6 yrs. Active Duty                            Seven Dwarfs: the Musical.” 7                                                        LiveJazzConcerts@verizon.net.
 • Laser Vision Consultants • Over a thousand frames in stock                     p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School,
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From Page 4                                        Eleven play defense. Everyone present bats.
                                                     NVSS runs an Indoor Conditioning Pro-
  the sale of alcohol takes place, a plain-        gram until April 8.
clothed officer takes possession of the alco-        Those interested in player should contact
hol from the cadet and makes the appro-            Dave Scheele at 703-524-5576.
priate charge(s), along with the help of a
uniformed officer assigned to the team.
  Thirteen locations were entered during
                                                   National Public Safety
the operation. Two illegal sales were made
inside the businesses, including the CVS
                                                   Football League
                                                     On April 10, Fairfax High School will be
Pharmacy, 8330 Old Keene Mill Road,
                                                   the site of the first game of the National
Springfield and Safeway, 9525 Braddock
                                                   Public Safety Football League (NPSFL) of
Road, Fairfax.
                                                             the season.
  The stings were conducted us-
                                                                The game will feature the Wash-
ing one team consisting of a plain- News          Briefs ington D.C. Generals versus the
clothed officer, a uniformed officer,
                                                             Orlando Guardians.
one supervisor and a cadet.
                                                     Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and kickoff is at
                                                   4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 a person and chil-
Senior League                                      dren 12 and younger attend for free. Pro-
                                                   ceeds will be donated to the City of Fairfax
Softball Registration                              Firefighters Benevolent Fund, DC
  Northern Virginia Senior Softball                Firefighters Burn Foundation and Washing-
(www.nvss.org) seeks players, men 50 and           ton DC Chapter Concerns of Police Survi-
older and women 40 and older, for fun, fit-        vors.
ness, and fellowship.                                Pre-game entertainment will also be pre-
  Participants will play two slow-pitch            sented.
seven-inning softball games Tuesday and              Prior to the kickoff, city fire personnel will
Thursday mornings, April 13-Aug. 12, on            have public safety equipment in the park-
Fairfax County fields.                             ing lot for tours and information.
  NVSS fields 26 teams, average age 65,              For more information, please visit the D.C.
organized into three skill-level Conferences.      Generals           Web            site       at
  Players are assigned to a team at their          www.dcgeneralsfootball.org or call 703-
skill level by skill assessment, not a try-out.    309-9220.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Springfield Connection Sports Editor Reed Albers
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Dozier’s Dash Seals Win for Edison Relay Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Challenge for the Tiffany Cup
Eagles win five events at Leslie Sherman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Local soccer players
Memorial Invitational track meet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             clash with D.C.
                       By Reed S. Albers         time, but we’ve never run this relay as a                                                                                                                                                                                                    United, West Ham,
                           The Connection
                                                   It also didn’t help that Hart, who is nor-                                                                                                                                                                                                 Georgian teams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photos by Jon Roetman/The Connection
            dison senior Sterling Dozier might mally the second leg of a relay team, had to

E           have been able to ease up during set the pace as the team’s first runner.
            the final leg of the 4x100 relay and

the Leslie Sherman Memorial Invitation
                                                   “Usually in relays, I’m not the first leg,”
            save energy for upcoming races at Hart said.
                                                   With limited time to adjust to his new role,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jon Roetman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Connection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ashington-Lee sophomore Eric
track meet at West Springfield on April 1, Hart focused on creating a burst of speed
but his team had a mission.
   “There’s a lot of teams
                                                                    off the starting block simi-
                                                                    lar to how he creates mo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              W            Schmidt had his doubts prior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to action. Bishop Ireton junior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Danny O’Keefe was nervous.
going out to win the region                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Once play began, West Springfield

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photos by Craig Sterbutzel/The Connection
                                                                    mentum as the second
and state,” he said. “It’s a    “We were just                       runner in other relays.                                                                                                                                                                                                   sophomore Jannik Eckenrode realized
challenge we want to take.”                                           “Before the race, I was                                                                                                                                                                                                 how he could improve his game. And
   With more than enough        thrown together.”                   just practicing and practic-                                                                                                                                                                                              when it was all over, Lake Braddock sopho-
space to secure a victory at                  — Tarikh Cooper ing to keep my head down                                                                                                                                                                                                        more Tyler Durbin filed in his memory the
the final baton handoff from                                        and get out strong and                                                                                                                                                                                                    perspective of an influential English coach-
Justin Jeter, Dozier dashed                                         drive my knees,” he said.                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing staff.
away from the Robinson relay team’s run-           After successfully opening the relay, Hart                                                                                                                                                                                                    Emotions and experiences were plenti-       West Springfield’s Jannik                                                          Lake Braddock’s Tyler Durbin is a
ner and followed through to the finish line, said he could grow into the role, but recog-                                                                                                                                                                                                     ful for members of the U16 Annandale           Eckenrode said playing against top-                                                member of the Annandale United
winning the event with a time of 44.55.          nized its differences from other positions.                                                                                                                                                                                                  United FC, who competed in the Interna-        flight teams such as D.C. United                                                   travel soccer team. The Annadale
   “I just clinched the baton tight,” he said.     “It’s harder to be the first leg,” he said.                                                                                                                                                                                                tional Amateur Soccer Tournament — The         and West Ham will help him at the                                                  United competed against elite
“I used my speed to try and finish strong.”      “The third and fourth legs, you have time to                                                                                                                                                                                                 Challenge for the Tiffany Cup during the       high school level. ‘It definitely gave                                             U17 teams at the International
   Message sent and received, but the 4x100 get out ahead, but in the first you have to                                                                                                                                                                                                       final week of March.                           me some views on how I can                                                         Amateur Soccer Tournament.
team’s goal of making a name for itself start strong.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Annandale United, a travel team com-        change the game in high school,’ he
wasn’t just for teams in the Northern Region       While Dozier’s final 100-meter sprint cap-                                                                                                                                                                                                 posed of high school athletes from the         said.
— the runners wanted to impress their tured first, Cooper’s run as second leg helped                                                                                                                                                                                                          Washington D.C. metro area, took on high-
coaches.                                         create some much needed distance from the                                                                                                                                                                                                    caliber foreign — U17 Georgian National        goals by Schmidt and Josh Godec (Gonzaga)         Eckenrode said he learned from facing
   “Our coaches were a little bit skeptical Robinson and West Potomac teams                        Justin Jeter hands the baton to Sterling Dozier during the boys’ 4x100-meter relay at the Leslie Sherman                                                                                   Team, West Ham United FC Academy —             cut the lead to one. West Ham added a late      superior competition.
about how this relay might run,” Dozier said.      “I knew what I had to do,” Cooper said.         Memorial Invitational.                                                                                                                                                                     and domestic — D.C. United Academy —           goal.                                             “I realized how key movement off the
   The group of Dozier, Jeter, Tarikh Cooper “When I got the baton, I just moved. With                                                                                                                                                                                                        competition. Annandale United finished 0-        “I think our team showed a lot of heart       ball is,” he said. “I knew it was key, but
and Jamison Hart had never run as a 4x100 the speed I had when I got the baton, I knew                                                                                                                                                                                                        2-1, but the opportunity to participate as     going into each game,” O’Keefe said. “We        when I saw West Ham put it to action
                                                                              Jeter said. “I didn’t want to drop that baton
relay for the Eagles. The team members said we could get out ahead of everyone.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              the only travel team in the tournament         never gave up.”                                 we” got a better understanding.
they were sure they could run fast, they just                                 or mess up the handoff.”
                                                   With plenty of space and the lead, Jeter                                                5 Qs with West Springfield track                                                                                                                   should help the group in the long term.          Schmidt, who scored three of Annandale’s        “It definitely gave me some views on
                                                                                Jeter grabbed the baton from Cooper and                                                                                                                                                                          The tournament was “the most useful         four goals in the tournament, called the ex-    how I can change the game in high
didn’t know it would happen this soon.           said he was able fixate on the sometimes
   “We were just thrown together,” Cooper tricky baton handoff.               maintained the lead, allowing Dozier to seal                 athlete Josh Armstrong                                                                                                                             [soccer] thing the kids have                                                                               school,” Eckenrode said.
said. “We’ve been running together for a long                                 the victory.
                                                   “My first instinct was to stay focused,”                                                Q: How do you feel about your conditioning                                                                                                         [experienced] in their lives,”                                                                               West Ham coach Tony Carr
                                                                                                  With a record of 1-0 as a                coming into the first meet of the season?                                                                                                          said Annandale United head          “Every time he steps on the field, he                                  and his staff spoke with
                                                                                               relay team, Dozier said the                   A: I feel all right. I kind of slacked off in practice.                                                                                          coach Bo Amato, who also                                                                                   Annandale United players af-
                                                                                               group is shifting its focus on              Q: What music are you listening to before                                                                                                          coaches the varsity teams at St.    leaves everything he’s got on the field.                               ter their match. Carr is “one
                                                                                               improving its time through-                 you run on the track.                                                                                                                              Stephen’s/St. Agnes School                                                                                 of the most influential figures
                                                                                               out the season.                               A: Anything really, just whatever’s on my iPod.                                                                                                  (fall) and Langley High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If every youth player tried to emulate                                 in English football,” the club’s
                                                                                                  “It’s going to be a chal-
                                                                                               lenge,” he said.
                                                                                                                                           Q: If you weren’t running track, what sport
                                                                                                                                           would you want to play?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Amato’s Annandale club en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  him, they’d be better overnight.”                                      Web site says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           West Ham coaches said
                                                                                                  The boys weren’t the only                  A: Lacrosse. I was too late to try out. I played as a                                                                                            tered the Tiffany Cup tourney                        — Bo Amato, Annandale United head coach “since we weren’t really

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Craig Sterbutzel
                                                                                               standouts at the meet.                      youth, but not last year.                                                                                                                          ranked among the top travel                                                                                brought up in a soccer culture
                                                                                                  Edison also recorded a top               Q: If you could be any athlete, who would                                                                                                          teams in the nation, but was still consid-                                                                 that we really need to try to
                                                                                               finish from Myah Hicks, who                 you want to be?                                                                                                                                    ered an underdog against the older acad-       perience “life changing.”                       watch the game as much as possible,”
                                                                                               finished first in the girls’                  A: [Portland Trailblazers guard] Brandon Roy. He’s                                                                                               emy team of D.C. United and the talented          “We hung in there, we competed,” he said. Lake Braddock’s Durbin said, “so we re-
                                                                                               1,600-meter race with a time                been favorite player since his college season.                                                                                                     foreign teams.                                 “The teams were pretty much better than ally know the game.”
                                                                                               of 5:08.33.                                 Q: Who’s your favorite sports team to                                                                                                                 “I figured we’d compete in the D.C.         us, but it was definitely a good experience.”     West Ham defeated D.C. United in the
                                                                                                  Kristina Brown took first in             follow?                                                                                                                                            United game,” Amato said, “but the other          The Washington-Lee sophomore had his championship game April 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Josh Armstrong
                                                                                               the girls’ triple jump. Boys’                 A: Probably the Dallas Cowboys.                                                                                                                  two games we could get badly damaged.”         doubts prior to the tournament.                   Amato said the most important lessons
                                                                                               4x100-meter relay member                                                                                                                                                                          The first part of Amato’s assumption was       “We kind of thought,” Schmidt said, “we Annandale United learned during the
                                                                                               Justin Jeter finished first in                                                                               — Reed S. Albers                                                                  realized. Annandale United opened              were going to get blown out and embar- tournament were: be mentally tough, be
                                                                                               the 300-meter hurdles with                                                                                                                                                                     against D.C. United on March 28, losing        rassed.”                                        vocal on the field and keep the ball mov-
                                                                                               a time of 40.77. George                                                                                                                                                                        2-1. Annandale took a 1-0 lead on a               The University of Virginia and James ing. Facing top-shelf competition and be-
                                                                                               Owino finished first in the                                                                                                                                                                    Schmidt goal but failed to capitalize on       Madison University have shown interest in ing exposed to a different style of soccer
                                                                                               boys’ triple jump.                       of who is missing.                               with where we are right now.”                                                                        chances late in the game.                      Schmidt, a striker.                             should help the team in the future.
                                                                                                  Because of spring break,                “It’s difficult because this meet is during       Junior James Walker is one of the Spar-                                                              Annandale United spent the rest of the         “Every time he steps on the field, he leaves   “The best thing that came out of this
                                                                                               not every team at the Leslie             spring break,” he said. “But this is a great     tans who earned a personal record. Walker                                                            tournament putting to rest any thoughts        everything he’s got on the field,” Amato said. tournament on a personal level is we
                                                                                               Sherman Memorial Invita-                 chance to see where everyone is.”                finished eighth in the long jump with a score                                                        of getting “badly damaged.” The Virginia       “If every youth player tried to emulate him, didn’t roll over and die,” Amato said.
                                                                                               tional could field their whole             Even with teams missing key runners,           of 18-feet, 10.50-inches.                                                                            travel team played the Georgian national       they’d be better overnight.”                    “When the going gets tough you find out
                                                                                               team, but West Springfield               Pellegrini said the meet signaled early signs       “This was my first time breaking 18 feet,”                                                        team to a 1-all draw on March 30 and lost         Amato said Schmidt and West Springfield’s what you’re all about. That was a really
The 4x100-meter relay of, from left, Jamison Hart, Justin Jeter, Sterling Dozier and           head track coach Chris                   of success for the Spartans.                     he said. “I haven’t done it in practice, but I                                                       to West Ham United 4-2 on March 31.            Eckenrode “have developed a very good good eye-opener for me and that was a
Tarikh Cooper had not run together as a team before their April 1 meet.                        Pellegrini said he uses the                “We’ve had about a half-dozen personal         thought I could break it. It was a nice sur-                                                         Annandale trailed West Ham 3-0 before          twin-strike partnership.”                       great eye-opener for my players.”
                                                                                               meet to set goals regardless             records today,” he said. “I’m really happy       prise.”
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Rachelle Quispe, 6, is first out of the gate during the Saturday, April 3 Easter egg hunt
at Springfield United Methodist Church.

           All Eyes on the Egg
           Children seek fun — and eggs — at April 3                                        Aubrey Keriws, 6, attempts to pop a balloon with a dart
           Springfield United Methodist’s Easter egg hunt.                                  at one of the event’s games.

                                                                              In addition to the Easter egg hunt, a moonbounce was available for
                                                                              children to jump around in.
                                                              Alina Yang
                                                              open Easter                              Photos by Craig Sterbutzel
                                                              for an egg
                                                              of her own.
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                                                                                                                                       Front row, from left, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R); Pete Jobse,
                                                                                                                                       president and CEO of The Center for Innovative Technol-
                                                                                                                                       ogy and Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO of NVTC. Back
                                                                                                                                       row, Bob Sledd Sr., economic advisor to the governor;
                                                                                                                                       Michael Grisham, president of GPB Scientific; Spencer
                                                                                                                                       Williamson, president and CEO of Intelliject LLC; Del.
                                                                                                                                       Rich Anderson (R-51); Sen. Walter Stosch (R-12); Del.
                                                                                                                                       Mark Sickles (D-43); Sen. Mark Herring (D-33); Sen. Janet
                                                                                                                                       Howell (D-32) and Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34).

    Commissioners of Fairfax County Commission for Women pose for a photo with
    Keynote Speaker Maureen McDonnell, First Lady of Virginia.
                                                                                                                                       Governor Signs ‘Job,
    County Commission Hosts Women’s Voices Forum                                                                                       Opportunity’ Bills
             n March 20, the Fairfax County Com-                     First Lady of the Commonwealth, Maureen
                                                                                                                                       Sickles on hand for Herndon event
    O        mission for Women conducted a
             Women’s Voices Forum at the Fairfax
    County Government Center. Keynote Speaker was
                                                                     McDonnell. McDonnell returns to her home area,
                                                                     Northern Virginia for the first time since her hus-
                                                                     band was elected as governor of Virginia.
                                                                                                                                       promoting job creation agenda.
                                                                                                                                                t a bill signing ceremony co-hosted by the Northern Virginia

                                                                                                                                       A        Technology Council (NVTC) and the Center for Innovative
                                                                                                                                                Technology (CIT), Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed several ma-
                                                                                                                                       jor components of his “Jobs and Opportunity” legislative agenda to
                                                                                                                                       encourage job creation and economic development in Virginia. NVTC
                                                                                                                                       President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg provided introductory remarks dur-
                                                                                                                                       ing the ceremony, which took place at the Center for Innovative Tech-
                                                                                                                                       nology in Herndon. The governor’s Senior Economic Advisor Bob Sledd
                                                                                                                                       and a bipartisan group of legislators from Northern Virginia and
                                                                                                                                       throughout the Commonwealth were present.
                                                                                                                                          Three of the initiatives highlighted by the governor were top legisla-
                                                                                                                                       tive priorities for NVTC. First, the governor signed legislation estab-
                                                                                                                                       lishing a 100 percent capital gains tax exclusion for founders and in-
                                                                                                                                       vestors in qualifying technology, energy and biotechnology startups in
                                                                                                                                       Virginia for investments made over the next three years. This new law
                                                                                                                                       will position Virginia as a leader in next generation tech company for-
                                                                                                                                       mation and innovation, as well as a top destination for entrepreneurs,
                                                                                                                                       early-stage investors, researchers and innovators.
                                                                                                                                          The governor also commented on several additional economic de-
                                                                                                                                       velopment provisions in the recently-passed budget. Particularly note-
                                                                                                                                       worthy was McDonnell’s support of an additional $1.5 million in fund-
                                                                                                                                       ing over the next two years for the CIT GAP fund, which will under-
                                                                                                                                       write critical and immediate first financing for 20 new early-stage tech-
                                                                                                                                       nology companies by leveraging private sector capital at a rate of 11
                                                                                                                                       times the Commonwealth’s investment.
    Organization of Chinese American Women, Virginia Chapter presents a book
                                                                                                                                          “Over the past several years, NVTC has actively promoted a compre-
    written by an OCAW member to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman
                                                                                                                                       hensive ‘Grow Your Own’ strategy for new company formation,” said
    Sharon Bulova (D-At-large).
                                                                                                                                       Kilberg. “Gov. McDonnell has taken an important step in promoting
                                                                                                                                       investment in new company formation and job creation in Virginia,
                                                                                                                                       giving the Commonwealth a competitive advantage as a potential lo-
            College Notes                                                                                                              cation for entrepreneurs deciding where to locate their startups.”
  Julia Bond, class of 2013 at Con-            grade point average and carry a mini-       in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2009 fall semes-      Also during bill signing ceremony, McDonnell cited a budget initia-
necticut College and a resident of             mum of 12 hours for the semester.           ter. Students must be in the top 20         tive that will improve incentives for companies to expand, relocate
Springfield, has been named to the                                                         percent of Emory College or have ap-        and move corporate headquarters to Virginia by doubling the Governor’s
dean’s honors for the 2009 fall semester.        Hillary Jett, daughter of George          proximately a 3.850 grade point average
Dean’s honors is a recognition for stu-        and Paula Jett of Springfield, was          or higher to be named to the dean’s list.   Economic Development Fund with an additional $12 million in FY 2011.
dents who have earned a grade point            named to the dean’s list at Ithaca                                                      This additional funding, for which NVTC had been a strong advocate,
average of at least 3.3.                       College’s School of Business for the fall      Pui E. Sham, a resident of Spring-       will bring much-needed growth and tax revenue to Virginia, enhanc-
                                               2009 semester with a GPA of 3.5.            field, was awarded dean’s list honors for   ing its ability to attract mature companies to the Commonwealth. “Small
   Brendon G Deltoro, a senior from                                                        academic achievement during the fall
Springfield majoring in justice studies,          Ji Eun Kim of Seoul, daughter of         2009 semester at St. Mary’s College of      entrepreneurial companies, with their ability to creatively address prob-
has been named to the dean’s list for the      Joon Tae Kim and Chong Suk Kim of           Maryland. Dean’s list honors are            lems and quickly adapt to changes in the marketplace, are often the
fall 2009 term at Georgia Southern Uni-        Springfield, was named to the dean’s list   awarded to full-time students at SMCM       drivers of technology innovation,” said Kilberg.
versity. To be eligible for the dean’s list,   of Emory College, the undergraduate,        who earn a semester grade-point aver-
a student must have at least a 3.50            liberal arts college of Emory University    age of 3.5 or better.
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                                     nurse living in Northern     ➣ TRAINING ➣ INSTALLATION ➣ TROUBLE-SHOOTING                                                     greater than anticipated, and left our roads
                                      Virginia for the last 23
                                      years. Please visit my      ➣ LET US TAME THAT BEAST FOR YOU                                     By Sen. Dave Marsden
         ABC LICENSE                        website at              Serving the Area Since 1995                                                                    a potholed mess. I have had two bent rims
   Pizzacolli, Inc trading as         www.babyloveva.com                                                                                                           this year, which cost more than $800 to re-
 Angelicos La Pizzeria, 10869
   Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA
       22030. The above
                                          to learn more.
                                                                      (703) 765-2222                                                nce again, we have balanced pair. I hit a pothole on Interstate 64 in Rich-
 establishment is applying to
  CONTROL for a Wine and
 Beer on Premises license to
 sell or manufacture alcoholic
  beverages. Damla Mehtap
        Kamis, president
                                  Please contact me at 1-571-
                                     882-3533 or e-mail at
                                                                              Springfield Only
                                  21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements
                                                                                                                     O              our budget in Virginia in the mond during the session and spoke about
                                                                                                                                    most difficult and challenging it on the Senate floor to remind the Senate
                                                                                                                                    financial environment since that lack of transportation dollars is cost-
                                                                                                                     the Great Depression of the 1930s. It was ing our citizens greatly. The next day, one
                                                                                                                     my goal for this session of the General As- of the Senate clerks hit the same pothole
                                                                                                                     sembly that we accomplish three things: and bent her rim also. I am assuming that
ZBA, LLC trading as Hunter
                                                                                                                     first, that we maintain the car tax relief we many of you are experiencing damage to
Mill Deli, 11213-A Lee Hwy,                                                                                          currently enjoy, second, that the Local Com- your vehicles as well. Our transportation
Fairfax, VA 22030. The above
establishment is applying to                                                                                         posite Index (LCI) for school                            problems regarding maintenance
                                                                                                                     funding that finally adjusted to
                                                                                                                                                           Commentary are becoming just as critical as our
CONTROL for a Wine and                                                                                               Fairfax County’s favor not be fro-                       lack of infrastructure investment.
Beer on Premises license to                                                                                                                                                     This coming fiscal year, starting
sell or manufacture alcoholic
                                                                                                                     zen at last year’s level granting
beverages. Khasrow Rezaei-                                                                                           us an additional $60 million over the bien- July 1, we can either provide maintenance
                                                                                                                     nium, and thirdly, that cuts to K-12 funding funding or make our federal highway dol-
                                                                                                                     be minimal as the quality of our schools are lars match wherein we would get $4 for
      26 Antiques
                                                                                                                     the most critical factor in maintaining our each dollar we put up. We can’t do both
                                                                                                                     home values.                                  and this is a catastrophe. The expense of
 We consign/pay top $ for
  antique/semi antique furn.                                                                                            The budget put forth by the Senate ac- car repairs due to poor road maintenance
   including mid century &
                                  21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                 complished these goals. The House of Del- will cost us now. The loss to businesses, and
     danish modern Teak
  furniture, sterling, mens                                                                                          egates and governor wanted to cut K-12 by future business development, that stems
 watches, painting/art glass,                                                                                        $620 million and $721 million, respectively, from not investing in a transportation sys-
   clocks, jewelry, costume                                                                                          but the Senate position prevailed in a com- tem that can adequately move goods, ser-
  jewelry, etc. Call Schefer
 Antiques @ 703-241-0790.                                                                                            promise and far less was cut, $253 million. vices, commuters and create jobs will cost
                                                                                                                     Northern Virginia did much better than I us for years to come. We are currently out
                                                                                                                     could have hoped for. This being said, the of money and cannot meet our obligations.
   Now! Complete                                                                                                     cuts that were ultimately agreed to were         It is good news that the governor is re-
                                                                                                                     painful and many of our citizens will feel opening some rest stops. It is also good that
    Print Editions                                                                                                   the impact very dramatically.                 the governor is pursuing off-shore drilling
                                                                                                                                                                   to raise transportation funds, although the

       Online!                                                                                                       THE STATE budget is now lower than benefits may not be apparent for seven-10
                                                                                                                     when I first started to serve in the General years and then only if Congress grants Vir-
                                                                                                                     Assembly in 2006. While this may be good ginia royalties. It is essential, however, that
The full print editions of all 18                                                                                    news in some respects it ignores the el- he call a special session of the General As-
Connection Newspapers are now            21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                          ephant in the room — transportation.          sembly so that the governor can put his
available on our Web Site in PDF format,                                                                                We did not address our growing trans- transportation plans before the legislature
page by page, identical to our weekly                                                                                portation problem in both construction and and give us an opportunity to weigh in. Only
                                                                                                                     maintenance during this past session. The the governor can call this special session,
newsprint editions, including print
                                                                                                                     snow took a huge bite out of the mainte- and he has pledged to act. It’s time we got
advertising. Go to                                                                                                   nance budget, (15 percent), which was far started.
and click on “Print Editions.”
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                                                                                                                           nursing home care. 703-451-8873 or               Fimian-Herrity Debate. 1:30 p.m. at
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                PRINT ED
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                                                                                                                                                                               Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Keith
                                                                                                                                                                               Fimian and Pat Herrity will debate ahead of
                                                                                                                         WEDNESDAY/APRIL 14                                    the June 8 primary election to choose the
                                                                                                                         NARFE Springfield Chapter 893                         Republican candidate for Virginia’s 11th
                                                                                                                           Meeting. 1:30 p.m. at American Legion               District congressional seat. John McCaslin,
                                                                                                                           Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield.           host of America’s Morning News radio show,
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                                                                                                  Bruin Band Pays Visit to China
                                                                           of others,
                                                                           approach to
                                                                           those that             From Page 4                                               they had seen and done. Hunter Langdon, a sopho-
                                                                           speak in                                                                         more in the Color Guard, said that on the way back,
                                                                           private.                  and the Great Wall, but it was during meals and        all she could think about was how many of her pre-
      WEEKDAYS             UNITED CONCORDIA           24 HOUR                    —George          their transportation between sites that offered the       conceived notions of the country were dispelled. She
 SATURDAYS • EVENINGS         PARTICIPANT          EMERGENCY CARE              Washington
                                                                                                  truest glimpse of the culture. Flynn said that the stu-   said that after years of social studies classes and be-
                                                                                                  dents were given authentic Chinese cuisine for all of     ing told that China was a communist country, she
                                                                                                  their meals, though she said their hosts were careful     expected a grim atmosphere with unhappy people,
  COMMUNITIES OF WORSHIP                                                                          to keep the more exotic dishes at bay. All of the stu-
                                                                                                  dents enjoyed the food, she said, but a couple of
                                                                                                                                                            but found the exact opposite.
                                                                                                                                                              “You’re told for so long that it is a communist coun-
                                                                                                  McDonald’s pitstops were made nonetheless.                try, but when we got there, all we found was people
                                                                                                     “The food isn’t at all like American Chinese food,”    trying to be friendly and kind to us,” Langdon said.
    Messiah United Methodist Church                                                               Colbrun said. “They don’t have egg rolls or fried rice.   “They did everything they could to make us feel like
                          www.messiahumc.org                                                      It’s a lot of healthy things like vegetables and things   we were at home.”
     Check out our:                                                                               like that. Some [of the group] were nervous about           Flynn said that another common feeling the re-
     • dynamic youth group                                                                        the food, but it was great.”                              turn trip home was a sense of appreciation, because
     • both men’s and women’s ministry                                                                                                                      many of the students and parents realized that they
                                                                                                  PERHAPS THE strongest feeling of being a for-             most likely would not be going back to China ever
     • wonderful choir, bell choirs and a full orchestra
                                                                                                  eigner, they said, came when the group was walking        again. Though there was much more they wanted to
     Sunday Services 8:15, 9:30 and 11 am          6215 Rolling Road, Springfield                 through the streets of Beijing. Flynn said that the       do, Flynn said that she was satisfied that the stu-
     Sunday School 9:30 and 11 am                  (near West Springfield High School)            students’ light hair and fair skin made them stand        dents took advantage of their time there and learned
     Childcare is available during worship         703-569-9862                                   out, and many times, local residents would ask them       as much as they could. Her only hope was that the
                                                                                                  to pose for pictures and even pulled some students        Chinese students and people they met got as much
                                                                                                  out of the group to talk. Though the experience was       out of the interaction as they did.
                                                                                                  slightly awkward, she said, the hospitality and wel-        “We wanted to go over there and leave the people
                                                                                                  coming nature of the people was never in doubt.           we interacted with a good impression,” Flynn said.
                                                                                                     “We had certain students who were fair, with light     “The world is a big place, and America is just a small
                                                                                                  eyes and light hair,” Flynn said. “They would get lit-    part of it.”
                                                                                                  erally pulled out of the group to have their photo
                                                                                                  taken. They were just so nice. We never felt any un-
                                                                                                  toward feelings from them.”                                       More
                                                                                                     On the long plane ride home, the students said,             Go to www.lbband.org for a blog, videos and pho-
                                                                                                  they were given the time to reflect on their experi-         tos from the trip.
                                                                                                  ences from the past week and were in awe of what

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                                                  Springfield North Congregation… 703-971-2936
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                                                   St. Marks Lutheran Church… 703-451-4331
                                                   Immanual Lutheran Church… 703-549-0155
    Immanuel Bible Church… 703-941-4124
 St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church… 703-451-8576   Messiah United Methodist Church… 703-569-9862
                 Christian Science                 Springfield United Methodist...703-451-2375
         First Church of Christ, Scientist…        St. John’s United Methodist… 703-256-6655
                 703-866-4325                     Sydenstricker United Methodist… 703-451-8223

               Church of Christ                              Non-Denominational
   Central Christian Church… 703-971-0277          Love International Church… 703-354-3608
  Springfield Church of Christ… 703-451-4011      New Life Open Bible Church… 703-922-7577
            Church of Jesus Christ                 New World Unity Church… 703-690-7925
              of Latter Day Saints                International Calvary Church… 703-912-1378
  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints…                     Presbyterian
                 703-451-0631                      Grace Presbyterian Church… 703-451-2900
              Disciples of Christ                 Harvester Presbyterian Church… 703-455-7800
  Springfield Christian Church… 703-354-4994      Kirkwood Presbyterian Church… 703-451-5320

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