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                                                                                                                        VTRCC Chairman of the
                                                                                                                        Board, Rich Irons,
                                                                                                                        thanks guest speaker
                                                                                                                        and best-selling author
                                                                                                                        John Gilstrap for his
                                                                                                                        presentation at the
                                                                                                                        Aug. 13 luncheon at
                                                                                                                        Fleming’s Steakhouse.
Opinion, Page 6 ❖ Calendar, Page 8 ❖ Sports, Page 12 ❖ Classifieds, Page 13

                                                                                                                                                                    Author Shows
                                                                                                                                                                      ‘No Mercy’
                                                                                                     It’s Back                                                                                                             News, Page 8

                                                                                                     To School
                                                                                                     In Vienna
                                                                                                     News, Page 3

                                                               Photo by Donna manz/The Connection

                                                                                                          s& Scho


                                                                                                                                                  For a Cause

                                                                                                                                                  News, Page 4

                                                                                               August 19-25, 2009 ❖ Volume XXIII, Number 33               Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009
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                     Great People • Great Papers • Great Readers
2 ❖ Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                            Vienna/Oakton Connection Editor Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                             703-778-9414 or

It’s Back to School in Vienna
Freedom Hill
Elementary undergoes
                        By Donna Manz
                          The Connection

         ept. 8 is the first day of school for

S        Fairfax County Public Schools stu

         dents. Many Vienna/Oakton area
         schools have new hours for 2009,
and, in some cases, pre-school hours have
not yet been made public.
  In the Vienna/Oakton area, two elemen-
tary schools are undergoing renovation and                                                                                                             Pictured, from left, are Bob
expansion, Freedom Hill and Vienna.                                                                                                                    Leggett, Scoutmaster of Troop
  This is part one of the Connection’s                                                                                                                 1128, Erik Steiner and Graham
Vienna/Oakton Back-to-School profiles.                                                                                                                 Pittman.

STAGE I of Freedom Hill’s expansion
opened last year with the completion of the
                                                                                                                                                       Pittman, Steiner
new media center. Work continues adding
space and refurbishing the school’s old in-      Freedom Hill Elementary School
                                                                                                    Photos by Donna Manz/The Connection                Achieve Rank of
   “The whole school was gutted,” said prin-
                                                 principal Tim Stanley says the
                                                 building will be ready in time for
                                                                                                                                                       Eagle Scout
                                                                                                                                                         Graham Pittman and Erik Steiner of Boy
cipal Tim Stanley. “We have all new plumb-       opening day on Sept. 8.
                                                                                                                                                       Scout Troop 1128 were awarded the Rank
ing, electric, Internet, air conditioning and
                                                                                                                                                       of Eagle Scout at Andrew Chapel United
heating. Our cornerstone says ‘1952,’ and
                                                                                                                                                       Methodist Church in Vienna on Saturday,
now we’re state-of-the-art.”
                                                                                                                                                       Aug. 8. Only one in 50 boys who enter
   Every classroom now has Smartboards
                                                                                                                                                       scouting attain the rank of Eagle Scout, the
thanks to the PTA and Diane Gurdak, said
                                                                                                                                                       highest rank in Boy Scouts.
                                                                                                                                                         Pittman graduated from McLean High
   New this year is Freedom Hill’s participa-
                                                                                                                                                       School in June 2009. He also attended Bullis
tion in the nationwide program, Girls on
                                                                                                                                                       High School, in Potomac, Md. Prior to high
the Run. Teachers will meet with interested                                                       Joanne Goodwin takes over the
                                                                                                                                                       school he was at The Langley School from
girls two times a week to talk about living                                                       helm at Westbriar Elementary
                                                                                                                                                       kindergarten through eighth grade. While
a healthy lifestyle and the girls and their                                                       School.
                                                                                                                                                       in high school, Pittman was a national merit
mentors will walk, jog, run. Every girl will
                                                                                                                                                       commended scholar, played varsity lacrosse
be mentored by a buddy.
   The school participated in a successful       Freedom Hill Elementary School
                                                                                                  Westbriar Elementary                                 and football and was on the track team.
                                                                                                  WESTBRIAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL;                         Since joining scouts, he has spent two weeks
innovation Fairfax County reading program        principal Tim Stanley is excited                    CLUSTER II                                        each summer in outdoor adventures spon-
during the summer.                               about the school’s renovation and                1741 Pine Valley Drive, Vienna;                      sored by Troop 1128. The adventures have
   “Our reading specialist identified a num-     expansion. The new media center,                    Office 703-937-1700
                                                                                                  Principal: Joanne Goodwin, first year at Westbriar   included bare boat sailing in the Florida
ber of kids, grades three-six, who would         aka library, opened last year.                      Elementary                                        Keys, hiking in the mountains of the Pacific
benefit from a customized summer reading                                                          Assistant Principal: Mary Tam                        Northwest, trekking the Wind River Range
program,” Stanley said.
   “We mailed the kids books on their own
                                                 Freedom Hill Elementary                          NEW HOURS: Monday, 9:15 a.m.-1:25 p.m.;
                                                                                                     Tuesday-Friday, 9:15 a.m.- 3:55p.m.               in Wyoming (supplied by mules); ice climb-
                                                 FREEDOM HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL;                  IMPORTANT DATES:                                     ing in the Canadian Rockies and hiking in
reading level throughout the summer,” said                                                        Sept. 4, Open House 1-2:30 p.m.
                                                    CLUSTER II                                                                                         New Mexico. Graham will attend the Uni-
Stanley. “We made it interactive. In each        1945 Lord Fairfax Road, Vienna;                  Sept. 23, Wednesday, Back-to-School night
                                                                                                  Nov. 14, Pancake Breakfast sponsored by partner      versity of Colorado, Boulder in the fall.
book is a card, requiring a response from           Main Office 703-506-7800
                                                 Principal: Timothy Stanley                          SAIC kicks off school’s book fair                   Steiner graduated this year from Langley
the reader, that is to be mailed back to us.                                                      Enrollment: approximately 500
                                                 Assistant Principal: Amy Callahan                                                                     High School. He also attended Cooper
It’s already addressed and stamped. If we        NEW HOURS: Grades K-6 – Monday, 9:15 a.m.-       School Web site:
                                                                                                  PTA Web site:                  Middle School and Spring Hill Elementary
don’t hear back, we call.                           1:25 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday, 9:15 a.m.-3:55
                                                    p.m.                                                                                               School in McLean. In high school, Steiner
   “Here’s the really cool part. The kids get    IMPORTANT DATES:                                                                                      was a member of the Langley High School
to keep the books.”                              Sept. 3, Open House, 2-3p.m.                     Friends program. Sixth-graders are buddies
                                                                                                                                                       Band and the Russian Honor Society. He
   The FHES PTA is sponsoring several fall       Sept. 17, Back to School Night, 7 p.m.           to children in the lower grades, open to
                                                 Enrollment: 560                                                                                       also wrestled and played rugby. He partici-
events for families: Back-to-School Family                                                        anyone who ‘needs a friend.’ The program
                                                 School Web site:                                                                 pated in multiple treks sponsored by Troop
Barbeque, Sept 24, on grounds of FHES;              FreedomHillES/                                develops friendships and builds a bond be-
                                                                                                                                                       1128, including white water rafting and
Halloween Fun Night, Oct. 24; Freedom Hill       PTA Web site:            tween the older kids and the younger ones.”
                                                                                                                                                       surfing in Costa Rica, hiking in New Mexico
5K Race/Fun Walk - Fall Festival; Skate                                                           Friday Friends was recognized by Virginia
                                                                                                                                                       and the Cascade Mountain Range in Wash-
Night, Nov. 14, in Reston. The PTA is plan-      me, their teachers, and the new assistant        Best Buddies.
                                                                                                                                                       ington State, as well as ice climbing in the
ning family dinners “out.”                       principal, Mary Tam,” said Goodwin.                 As a service learning project conducted
                                                                                                                                                       Canadian Rockies. Steiner will attend Geor-
                                                   Westbriar celebrates its partnership with      by the upper grades, Help Our Furry Friends
                                                                                                                                                       gia Tech University in Atlanta, Ga. in the
WESTBRIAR ELEMENTARY is hosting an               SAIC again this year at the SAIC-sponsored       is an ongoing Westbriar program in which
open house and cupcake welcome recep-            pancake breakfast on Nov. 14. The break-         pet food, toys, towels and blankets are col-
                                                                                                                                                         Boy Scout Troop 1128 is based out of
tion on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. for the school’s       fast kicks off the school’s book fair.           lected in the school for distribution to local
                                                                                                                                                       Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in
new principal, Joanne Goodwin, who is              “Our students excel in their SOL scores,       animal shelters. Parent volunteers pick up
                                                                                                                                                       Vienna. The troop’s Scoutmaster is Robert
continuing her 30-year career with Fairfax       but we have lots more to be proud of,” said      and deliver the filled boxes, which are kept
                                                                                                                                                       (“Bob”) Leggett.
County Public Schools. “The kids can meet        Goodwin. “We are continuing our Friday           in the school’s foyer.                                                                                                                      Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009 ❖ 3
          Week in Vienna
  Martin Named
  Teacher of the Year
    Michael Martin, a technology education teacher at Marshall
                                                                        Connecting Passions
  High School, was awarded the state high school Technology
  Teacher of the Year award at the Virginia Technology Education
  Association conference in early August. Martin has been at
  Marshall for six years beginning as a half-time teacher offering
                                                                        for a Cause
  Basic Technical Drawing, Design and Technology and Electron-
  ics. Because of Martin and the support of the administration, the
                                                                        Vienna woman bikes
  program has grown and improved offering Architectural Draw-
  ing, Engineering Drawing and Advanced Drawing. It is now a
                                                                        from New York to D.C.
  full-time position. Martin is also the sponsor of an after-school     to raise awareness on
  club. The ACE Mentoring Program provides students with the
  opportunity to interact with the local business community and in      climate change.
  the last two years ACE members have received $11,000 in re-

                                                                                                                                                                                    Contributed by Carla Della Maggiora
  newable scholarships. Martin has also mentored Tech Ed teach-                                         By Donna Manz
  ers at local schools in an effort to support new staff.                                                  The Connection

  Halloween Parade                                                                     utside of her family, Vienna resident

  Applications Available
     Entry applications for the 63rd annual Vienna Halloween Pa-
  rade are now available. Application forms and information can
  be downloaded from the Town of Vienna Web site,
                                                                        O              Carla Della Maggiora is passionate
                                                                                       about two things: climate change and
                                                                                       bicycling. What she found was that her
                                                                        passions complemented each other, one being a natu-
                                                                        ral ally to the other. Biking, she thinks, can be used, or call the Vienna Parks and Recreation De-         to reduce her carbon footprint.
  partment at 703-255-6360.                                                Between Sept. 26 and 30, Della Maggiora and her
     The parade will step off Wednesday, Oct.28, at 7 p.m., on Maple    friend Mariasol Herrera of McLean are riding their
  Avenue. The theme of this year’s parade is “Vienna Celebrating        bikes 300 miles, from New York City to Washington,
  Community Service,” and the Grand Marshal will be recently re-        D.C., in the Brita Climate Ride to raise awareness
  tired Town Councilwoman Maud Robinson, a long-time Vienna             about the impact of climate change on the earth and Carla Della Maggiora of Vienna rides 300
  resident and community volunteer.                                     society.                                               miles from New York to Washington,
     Parade entertainment sponsorships are available. For informa-         “Professionally, I work in the field, on mitigation beginning the five-day trip on Sept. 26 to
  tion, call the Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce at          and adaptation to climate change projects in Latin raise awareness about the impact of
  703-281-1333.                                                         America and the Caribbean,” said Della Maggiora. climate change on the earth and society.
                                                                        “The melting of glaciers and water availability are
                                                                        just two examples of climate change.                   plicate. She began biking to the Dunn Loring Metro
  Town Hall Closed on Sept. 7                                              “All my neighbors know me, know about my inter- on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, instead.
   Vienna Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor        est in the environment, and know how much I sup-         “My friend, Mariasol, and I started biking on Sun-
  Day.                                                                  port non-motorized transport.”                         days, going out very early in the morning, doing 20-
   Trash will be collected as usual that day for residents on the          Della Maggiora commutes to work by bike from 30 miles,” Della Maggiora said. “Now, we do 30-40
  Monday collection route.                                              her home in Vienna to her office at the World Bank miles.”
                                                                        in Washington, D.C. In her position there, Della         Riding her heavy hybrid bike, Della Maggiora was
                                                                        Maggiora works in the Environmental and Socially not able to keep up with Herrera, and, a year ago,
  Register for Fall Tennis League                                       Sustainable Development Department, Latin America Della Maggiora bought a new and lighter bike. Last
    Sept. 5 is the deadline to register for the Vienna Parks and Rec-   and the Caribbean Region.                              September, she took another step toward protecting
  reation Department’s Adult Fall Tennis League. Play begins               Della Maggiora grew up in Chile                                       the environment. She began riding
  Sept.12, with men’s singles games on Saturdays and women’s            and remembers the years she                                              her bike to work daily, a commute
  singles games on Sundays at Glyndon and Meadow Lane parks.            spent biking there. She biked her    “We have to reduce                  that now takes her approximately
  Each participant will play a minimum of seven matches during          whole life, and, in those days,                                          an hour to an hour and a half.
  the season.                                                           Chile had no bike trails.            our carbon                             When she read, in late July, an
    The fee is $15 for Town of Vienna residents and $20 for out-of-
  town participants. For more information, call Vienna Parks and
                                                                           She moved to the U.S. in 1995
                                                                        to study and received an environ-
                                                                                                             footprint on the                    e-mail promoting the Brita Climate
                                                                                                                                                 Ride, she registered for it a couple
  Recreation at 703-255-6360 or visit                 ment economics degree from the
                                                                        University of Maryland. In 2003,
                                                                                                             Earth. … One thing                  of days later. She’s part of a metro-
                                                                                                                                                 area four-person team, Cycle and
  Softball League Begins Sept. 7                                        she and her husband moved to         people should do is                 Recycle. The team has an interna-
                                                                        Vienna. The couple has two chil-                                         tional make-up: Della Maggiora,
    The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department’s fall co-ed soft-       dren, ages 6 and 4.                  to avoid using more                 Herrera and two Latin American
  ball league begins the week of Sept, 7. Games will be played on          “I knew about the trails system                                       colleagues from the World Bank.
  weeknights at Southside Park.                                         here and for my birthday, I decided  than you need.”
    The registration fee of $400 per team includes regular season       to buy myself a bike,” said Della            — Carla Della Maggiora DELLA MAGGIORA has raised
  games, umpire fees, softballs and post-season play.                   Maggiora. “That was about three                                          more than $1,800 in sponsorship
    For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-      or four years ago.” It was, she said,                                    contributions in just over two
  255-6360 or go to                                   a heavy hybrid bike, not conducive to long journeys. weeks. She contacted family members, friends, neigh-
                                                                           In the beginning, Della Maggiora leisurely rode bors, professional colleagues and families at the
  Chess Group Meets Sundays                                             around her neighborhood, toting her child, now 6, schools her children attend. “I even contacted par-
                                                                        along.                                                 ents from my children’s preschool,” she said. “We
    A chess group for all ages will meet each Sunday in September          “When people see you biking, it motivates them,” have to reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth.
  and October from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Cen-         she said. “I rode my bike everywhere.”                   “One thing people should do is to avoid using more
  ter, 120 Cherry St., S.E.                                                About two years ago, determined to reduce her than you need. I promote ‘reduce and recycle.’”
    Play, learn to play or just watch. The group will meet at the       personal carbon footprint, she thought to herself,       To learn more about the Brita Climate Ride or to
  picnic tables outside the Community Center, weather permitting.       “why not use my bike to commute?”                      sponsor Carla Della Maggiora, go to http://
    For more information, call coordinator Frank E. Boyko at 703-                                                              m y . e 2 r m . c o m /
  938-7063.                                                             WHEN SHE MADE her first bicycle trip from Vienna personalPage.aspx?registrationID=698307&LangPref=en-
                                                                        into Washington, she got lost and the trip took two CA. See for more information
                                                                        hours one-way. It was a trip she did not want to du- on registering.
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             emporary closures of

T            lanes, shoulders and
             turn lanes have be
             come commonplace in
Tysons Corner, the most heavily Drivers can no longer cross Route 7 to get to and from
traveled area of the county, in the the service road known as Frontage Road. There will one
year or so since construction work day be a Metro station at this former median break.
began on Rail to Dulles and High-
Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on the Capital Beltway. efforts since last year’s outcry from residents who
But three more closures just went into effect that learned of a staging area being cleared near Cooper
will not reopen for the morning rush or at the end of Middle School only after they saw trees being cut
the week. One, in fact, is permanent.                 down. “They’re really doing a good job of reaching
  However, McLean Citizens Association President out and communicating ahead of time and letting
Rob Jackson said there wasn’t a lot of concern about everyone know what’s going on,” Jackson said.
these three closures among McLean residents. “I
haven’t heard a lot of specific complaints,” he said, THE CLOSURE NEAREST MCLEAN, which went
although he noted that, “if we had our way, we into effect on Sunday and will last 45 days, is on the
wouldn’t be going through this.”                      ramp from the Beltway southbound to northbound
  He said he wanted to commend the Virginia De- Route 123. The detour route requires drivers to take
partment of Transportation (VDOT) and Fluor Cor- a short trip along the Dulles Toll Road to hit Dolley
poration — the company building the HOT lanes — Madison Boulevard.
for a “180-degree turnaround” in communication                      See Roads Shut Down, Page 11

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                          Opinion                                                                                   Local ‘Public Options’                    

Public Options
                                                                                                                       For public recreational opportunities, see:                 Newspaper of
                                                                                                                       ❖ Northern Virginia Park Authority,                      Vienna & Oakton
                                                                                                                       ❖ Fairfax County Park Authority,                 An independent, locally owned weekly
                                                                                                                                                                                 newspaper delivered
                                                                                                                                 to homes and businesses.
                                                                                                                                                                               1606 King Street
Government jumps into                                   around 18 holes for under $30.
                                                           Offering access to recreational facilities at
                                                                                                               what we do know is that the public options
                                                                                                               make many things affordable and accessible
                                                                                                                                                                          Alexandria, Virginia 22314

business for a variety of                               cost well below private options is a common
                                                        activity for local governments. Water parks,
                                                                                                               to people who would not be able to afford
                                                                                                               them otherwise.
                                                                                                                                                                              NEWS DEPARTMENT:
                                                                                                                                                                        To discuss ideas and concerns,

reasons.                                                indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor
                                                        tennis are all available in our area at reduced
                                                                                                                  Meanwhile people continue to pay a pre-
                                                                                                               mium for the amenities, services and added
                                                                                                                                                                               Call: 703-778-9410
                  hile private options of this ame-                      prices via government involve-        value and availability of the private options,                 Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                             Editor ❖ 703-778-9414

fluent area.
                  nity are plentiful, they are so
                  expensive that they are out of
                  reach for many even in our af-

   So government has jumped in to offer the
                                                        Editorial ment. Recreation centers pro-
                                                        health clubs.
                                                                         vide an affordable alternative to

                                                           Localities offer summer day camps of many
                                                        varieties, all at a fraction of the cost of private
                                                                                                               keeping those businesses in business.
                                                                                                                  Governments are also offering a private op-
                                                                                                               tion for many things that previously have been
                                                                                                               strictly free public goods. One example is roads.
                                                                                                                  A private company is widening the Beltway,
                                                                                                                                                                                Donna Manz
                                                                                                                                                                              Contributing Writer
                                                                                                                                                                                Julia O’Donoghue
opportunity at greatly reduced prices, making           camps.                                                 495, from the Virginia side of American Le-                      Education & Politics
it available to almost everyone. It’s not clear            Public colleges and universities offer lower        gion Bridge to the Springfield Mixing Bowl.                         703-778-9436
what the impact of the public option has been           cost tuition than private colleges and univer-         When it’s finished, drivers will have the op-
on the private businesses involved.                     sities.                                                tion to pay a significant toll to the company to                  Ken Moore
                                                                                                                                                                               Courts & Projects
   We’re talking, of course, about golf courses.           Publicly owned historic sites and park facili-      ride in the “High Occupancy Toll” lanes to avoid
   Joining a private country club can cost tens         ties compete with                                      the crowded but free lanes. Vehicles with at
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rich Sanders
of thousands of dollars in original membership             restaurants and banquet halls to host wed-          least three occupants will be able to ride in                Sports Editor ❖ 703-224-3031
fees, plus thousands in annual fees.                    dings and other events.                                the new lanes for free.                        
   But around Northern Virginia, there are                 Do these public options hold down the
many public options for golf, some nationally           prices at private camps, private colleges, pri-                               — Mary Kimm,                                ADVERTISING:
                                                                                                                                                                        To place an advertisement, call the ad
acclaimed, where one can swing the clubs                vate country clubs? That’s unknown, but                                    department between 9 a.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                               5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

                          Letters to the Editor                                                                                                                         Display ads           703-778-9410
                                                                                                                                                                        Classified ads        703-778-9411
                                                                                                                                                                        Employment ads        703-778-9413
Author Offers                              ernment spending, Ms. Comstock
                                           should know that states cannot
                                                                                   not show her willingness to con-
                                                                                   front the legislative and fiscal re-
                                                                                                                              earmarked for low-income home
                                                                                                                              weatherization. She must know it                     Don Park
                                                                                                                                                                               Display Advertising
No Real Solutions                          unilaterally reprogram stimulus
                                           funds. More importantly, robbing
                                                                                   alities we face. She proposes a
                                                                                   commission to study the issue.
                                                                                                                              wouldn’t be legal, but beyond that
                                                                                                                              it misses the point. Investments in
To the Editor:                             Peter to pay Paul is not a way to a     This issue has been studied to             energy efficiency save money, cre-                    Andrea Smith
   In her article [“Let’s Get Virginia     sustainable funding stream for          death. We need knowledgeable               ate jobs, support small businesses                 Classified Advertising
Moving,” Connection, Aug. 12-18,           transportation in Northern Vir-         legislators who can reach across           and lessen our need for new elec-
2009] Barbara Comstock men-                ginia.                                  party lines and hammer out prac-           tric generation, most of it from high-             Barbara Parkinson
tions the increase in traffic prob-          Again, she mentions royalties         tical solutions.                           polluting coal. The federal stimulus              Employment Advertising
lems over the past years in North-         from offshore oil leases as a source                                               money is directed at low-income                       703--778-9413
ern Virginia. We all understand            of funding. This is another pie in                   J. Jay Volkert Ph.D.          housing because those buildings
that, and her comment that “Rich-          the sky solution. Oil lease revenues                              Vienna           most need weatherizing. (Tax cred-             Editor & Publisher
mond is broken” is one we have             are paid to the U.S. government                                                    its, which Comstock champions, are                 Mary Kimm
heard for years. Yet she is seeking                                                                                                                                             703-778-9433
to represent the 34th District in the
                                           and even if the funds were avail-
                                           able to Virginia, it would be many
                                                                                   Wrong                                      rarely useful to the poor.)
                                                                                                                                 The more we invest in energy

House of Delegates as a member
of the same party that previously
                                           years if not a decade or more be-
                                           fore any money would reach Rich-
                                                                                   ‘Solution’ For                             efficiency, the better off all of us
                                                                                                                              are. Not only would raiding home
                                                                                                                                                                                 Editor in Chief
                                                                                                                                                                                  Steven Mauren
                                                                                                                                                                               Managing Editors
held that seat for decades without
achieving any success in gaining a
                                             She supports public-private part-
                                                                                   Transportation                             weatherization funds for transpor-
                                                                                                                              tation be a one-time gimmick, it
                                                                                                                                                                        Michael O’Connell, Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                          Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
fair share of transportation fund-                                                 To the Editor:                                                                                Craig Sterbutzel
                                           nerships which can be part of the                                                  would take away one of the few                       Art/Design:
ing for Northern Virginia. She                                                       I agree with Republican candi-
                                           solution. However, she does not                                                    bright spots in our local economy.         Geovani Flores, Laurence Foong,
needs to explain how her approach                                                  date Barbara Comstock that                                                               John Heinly, Wayne Shipp,
                                           mention that we have such part-                                                    If this is the new Republican trans-                  John Smith
is different from those in the past.                                               Northern Virginia badly needs
                                           nerships underway in Virginia in-                                                  portation-funding plan, it marks a             Production Manager:
   However, in her article, she of-                                                transportation solutions [“Let’s                                                                  Jean Card
                                           cluding the Beltway HOT Lanes,                                                     new low.
fers no real solutions. Suggesting                                                 Get Virginia Moving,” Connection,
                                           which we all see as we drive the
that stimulus money designated by                                                  Aug. 12-18, 2009], but I can’t                                                         CIRCULATION: 703-778-9426
                                           Beltway.                                                                                                      Ivy Main              Circulation Manager:
Congress for weatherizing homes                                                    agree with her suggestion that in-
                                             Unfortunately, the plans Ms.                                                                                  McLean                   Linda Pecquex
should be diverted to transporta-                                                  stead of paying for it from our own                                        
                                           Comstock puts forth in her article
tion is not a solution. In this pe-                                                state budget, we ought somehow
                                           “Let’s Get Virginia Moving” does
riod of increased vigilance of gov-                                                to raid the federal stimulus funds                                                     CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
         Bulletin Board                                                                                                                                                        Peter Labovitz
  To have community events listed in the     450, Vienna. “Preparing Your            this problem by distributing donated        the booth. Stop by on your way
Connection, send to vienna@connection        Business For Emergencies,” with         food and additional provisions. From        through the market. For more info on              Mary Kimm
                                             Raja’a Satouri, MD, Assistant           10 a.m. to 3 p.m. volunteers will be        SCOV, please call the office at 703-    Publisher/Chief Operating Officer Deadline is Friday.                                                                                                                                               703-778-9433
                                             Director of Health, Fairfax County      stationed at the Pimmit Hills Safeway       281-0538.                    
                                             Health Department. Satouri will         to collect food and other donations to
THURSDAY/AUG. 20                             discuss the impact of all types of      replenish the SHARE distribution                                                             Jerry Vernon
Bull Run Republican Women’s                  emergencies on businesses with a        center. Please come by and make a        TUESDAY/AUG. 25                                 Executive Vice President
  Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. 703-754-           focus on the H1N1 influenza             donation.                                Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Jim 
  7862 or           pandemic. 703-281-1333 or             The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-             Moran and former Vermont
                                                             Vienna (SCOV) will have a booth            governor Howard Dean, M.D. 7                    Wesley DeBrosse
                                                                                     at the Vienna Farmers Market from 8        p.m. at South Lakes High School,                   Controller
FRIDAY/AUG. 21                                                                       a.m. until 12 noon. The weekly             11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston.
                                           SATURDAY, AUG. 22                                                                                                                     Debbie Funk
Vienna Tyson Regional Chamber                                                        market is held on Church Street, near      The meeting will discuss current                 National Sales
   of Commerce August Brown                SHARE Collects Food, Donations.           the Red Caboose. Information about         efforts in Congress to reform the                703-778-9444
   Bag University. 12 p.m. at Fairfax        Many local families and individuals     volunteer opportunities, programs          nation’s health care system. Free.
   County Economic Development               need food and other basics. SHARE       and services provided by SCOV for          202-225-4376 or
   Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite        Inc. in McLean continues to address     adults 50 & over will be available at      index.shtml.

6 ❖ Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009                                                                                                                    
  Activities reported by the Vienna police     29-year-old male of Brandy Road in          Driving While Intoxicated and                 held on a $2500 unsecured bond.          Nutley St. near Virginia Center
department through Aug. 14.                    Culpeper, Va.                               Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test.       800 Block Follin Lane, S.E. Aug. 8,            Blvd., S.W. Aug. 9, 1:08 a.m.
                                             100 Block Patrick St., S.E. Aug. 7,        West St. at Malcolm Road, N.W.                   3:11 a.m. Officer Myers observed a         Sergeant Taylor conducted a traffic
                                               11:06 p.m. Officer Lyons conducted a        Aug. 8, 2:07 a.m. Sergeant Taylor             vehicle committing a traffic violation     stop on a vehicle for committing a
ARRESTS                                        traffic stop on a vehicle for               conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle         and conducted a traffic stop. Upon         traffic offense. Upon his interaction
Cottage St. near Locust St., S.W.              committing a traffic infraction. Upon       for committing a traffic violation.           his interaction with the driver,           with the driver, he detected signs of
  Aug. 7, 5:50 p.m. Sergeant Juelharte         his interaction with the driver, he         After interacting with the driver,            Officer Myers detected signs of            possible impairment. The driver, a
  observed two men soliciting door to          detected signs of possible                  Sergeant Taylor detected signs of             possible impairment.                       25-year-old male of Raleigh Ave. in
  door. After interacting with the men,        impairment. After attempting to             possible impairment.                      The driver, a 22-year-old male of              Alexandria, attempted to complete
  she checked to see if there were any         complete several field sobriety tests,   The driver, a 25-year-old male of                Dumfries Road in Manassas,                 several field sobriety tests. He was
  outstanding warrants for either of           a 24-year-old male of Rockville, Md.        Journet Drive in Dunn Loring,                 attempted to perform several field         subsequently arrested for Driving
  them. The warrant check was met              was arrested for Driving While              attempted to complete several field           sobriety tests. He was subsequently        While Intoxicated and transported to
  with negative results and both men           Intoxicated. He was then taken to           sobriety tests. He was subsequently           arrested for Driving While                 Vienna Police Headquarters for
  were issued summonses for Soliciting         Vienna Police Headquarters for              arrested for Driving While                    Intoxicated and transported to the         analysis of his breath. He was unable
  Without a Town of Vienna Solicitor’s         analysis of his breath. He refused to       Intoxicated and transported to                Fairfax County Adult Detention             to provide a test sample for analysis
  License. They were both released             cooperate and submit a sample of his        Vienna Police Headquarters for                Center                                     and was transported to the Fairfax
  after signing the summonses.                 breath. He was then transported to          analysis of his breath. After analysis,   for analysis of his breath. He was then        County Adult Detention Center.
  Arrested: a 38-year-old male of Essie        the Fairfax County Adult Detention          he was transported to the Fairfax             charged formally and held on a             There he was formally charged with
  Lane in Brandy Station, Va., and a           Center and formally charged with            County Adult Detention Center and             $1000 unsecured bond.                                 See Crime, Page 15

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Todd Wright. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wimpy Kid Summer Ice Cream
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N                 best-selling au
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                  Gilstrap set a piv-
otal scene in his newest action-
suspense novel in a familiar
                                                                                                                 Second Annual Oktoberfest and
                                                                                                                 the Vienna Halloween Parade
                                                                                                                 and is looking for sponsors.
                                                                                                                 Fund-raising committee chair
                                                                                                                 Rebecca Diamond called on
                                                                                                                                                                                               Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                                               Ave., McLean. This group will meet
                                                                                                                                                                                               on the third Thursday all year. Adults.
                                                                                                                                                                                            V.I.P. Vienna. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry
                                                                                                                                                                                               Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the parking lot of the library. First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           come, first served. 703-938-0405.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                110 Pleasant Street, NW, Vienna VA 22180
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Birch Building Suite D
home in Vienna. The home, as                                                                                     members for support, looking                                                  Support group for adults with vision      Great Big Sea with Carbon Leaf. 8
                                                                                                                                                                                               loss. 703-938-0405.                         p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the
Gilstrap described it, is familiar                                                                               for volunteers as well as finan-                                           Matinee With Mommy. 11 a.m.                    Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road,
because Gilstrap and his family                                                                                  cial support. Oktoberfest and                                                 Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven             Vienna. $25 lawn, $32 in-house. 1-
lived in such a house in Vienna                                                                                  the Halloween parade are joint                                                Place, Oakton. Bring a picnic lunch         877-WOLFTRAP.
                                                                                                                                                                                               and enjoy a movie. Call for title. Age
until not too long ago.                                                                                          partnerships between VTRCC                                                    3-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.
   “I can’t tell you what happens                                                                                and the Town of Vienna.                                                    Nottoway Nights Concert with                 SATURDAY/AUG. 22
there because it’s too revealing.                                                                                  Oktoberfest takes over the his-                                             Springfield Exit. Country. 7:30           LEGO BrickFair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                                                               p.m. at Nottoway Park, 9601                  Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661
... You’ve got to read the book,”       Joy Gilstrap, VTRCC member, listens to John Gilstrap’s presen-           toric Church Street corridor for                                              Courthouse Road, Vienna. Bring a             Leesburg Pike, Vienna. $10 adults, $7
Gilstrap said, through a broad          tation at the monthly Chamber luncheon.                                  the Oct. 3 event, featuring Ger-                                              picnic dinner, blankets and lawn             age 10 and under. LEGO trains, Great
smile.                                                                                                           man food, German beer, Ger-                                                   chairs. For information, directions          Ball Contraption, castle and pirates,
                                                                                                                                                                                               and rain cancellation (after 6 p.m.)         fighting robots, spaceships, Stay-n-
   Gilstrap was guest speaker at                                        tion of four screenplays and the man entertainment and vendors of
the August Vienna-Tysons Re-            “I can’t tell you what          latest Gilstrap thriller, “No Mercy.” all ilk. Approximately 15,000
                                                                                                                                                                                               contact the Fairfax County Park
                                                                                                                                                                                               Authority at 703-324-7469 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Play room for kids and more. 240-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            481-7998 or
gional Chamber of Commerce                                                 At William and Mary, Gilstrap people mingled at the first                                                               Peter and Paul: Celebrate Mary &
[VTRCC] luncheon, served on             happens there                   was advised by his creative writ- Oktoberfest, triple the anticipated                                                  performances.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The Steve Miller Band. 8 p.m. at Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Five Decades of Friendship, 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the
Aug. 13, at Fleming’s
Steakhouse. His wife Joy is a
                                        because it’s too                ing professor not to waste his time number.
                                                                        writing; he had “no talent.”
                                                                                                                                                                                               Trap Foundation for the Performing
                                                                                                                                                                                               Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vienna. $40 in-house, $22 lawn. 1-
                                                                                                                                                                                               lawn, $45 in-house. 1-877-                   877-WOLFTRAP.
VTRCC member.
   John Gilstrap’s presentation
                                        revealing. ... You’ve              In this book, Gilstrap introduces GO TO to learn
                                                                        a series character, Jonathan Grave, more about the Chamber and the
                                                                                                                                                                                               WOLFTRAP.                                 Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven
centered on his writing career          got to read the book.”          whose persona was inspired by the community events it sponsors.                                                     FRIDAY/AUG. 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Martinez & Guthrie. Acoustic music.
— seven books in the past 14                                            army’s Delta force team members                                                                                     The Splinters. Rock music at 6:30 p.m.          6 p.m. at the Palladium Civic Place
years — the Hollywood connec-
                                                 — Author John Gilstrap as Gilstrap worked on “Six Minutes                   — Donna Manz                                                     at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple           Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Free. 703-288-9505.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SUNDAY/AUG. 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LEGO BrickFair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leesburg Pike, Vienna. $10 adults, $7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            age 10 and under. 240-481-7998 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Alexa Ray Joel. 8 p.m. At Jammin’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            255-1566 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Beach Boys, 2 p.m. Wolf Trap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foundation for the Performing Arts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $38 in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            house, $25 lawn. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MONDAY/AUG. 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Scene Aesthetic, The Color
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fred, The Ready Set, Steven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jerzak and Tyler Williams. 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TUESDAY/AUG. 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Adrian Belew Power Trio. 8 p.m. At
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WEDNESDAY/AUG. 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Loggins & Messina with Gabe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dixon. 8 p.m. $42 in-house, $30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           lawn. Wolf Trap Foundation for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THURSDAY/AUG. 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         McLean Project for the Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Coloring and Cocktails.’ 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at the Emerson Gallery in the McLean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Center. Participants will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           decorate 18-inch-by-24-inch drawings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the MPAartfest logo. 703-760-7007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           or agreilsamer@communications-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday Night Glow. 8 p.m. At
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vienna. 703-255-1566 or
8 ❖ Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009 ❖ 9
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                     100 East Street SE, Suite 302 • Vienna, Virginia 22180                                                    ead by the Vienna/
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                   Please visit our Web-site at:
                        for a listing of all our upcoming trips and socials                                        L           Tyson’s Center, Hun
                                                                                                                               tington Learning Cen
                                                                                                                               ters across Northern
                                                                                                                   Virginia are partnering with Food

                                                                                                                   for Others in sponsoring a food
                                                                                                                   drive during the month of August.
                                                                                                                     Huntington Learning Centers’
              OPEN HOUSES                                                                                          Regional Director Jeff Cummins
                                                                                                                   said that he learned of Food for
 Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd & 23rd                                                                             Others’ need for food supplies dur-         Vienna resident Jack Mc Guire and Falls Church resident
                                                                                                                   ing the summer months at a net-             Elise Sanders help to organize donated food at the
                                                                                                                   working workshop sponsored by               Tysons Huntington Learning Center”
                                                                                                                   the Vienna – Tysons Regional
                                                                                                                   Chamber of Commerce, where                  mon interest in supporting chil-         percent. This means, based on U.S.
                                                                                                                   both organizations are members.             dren and their families.”                Census figures, that 90,183 per-
                                                                                                                     “I realized we had a natural col-            “The goal of Food for Others is       sons are living in poverty, 30 per-
                                                                                                                   lection network in place with our           to provide free food to those in         cent of whom are children.
                                                                                                                   12 Centers across the Northern              need, while working to eliminate            * In Fairfax County, 18.6 percent
                                                                                                                   Virginia area,” said Cummins.               hunger and food insecurity in            of the enrolled student body quali-
                                                                                                                   “When I approached other Centers            Northern Virginia,” said Food for        fies for free or reduced lunch pro-
                                                                                                                   about participating, there was im-          Others’ Director of Operations Liz       grams. In Arlington County, the
                                                                                                                   mediate unanimous support. Hav-             Reinert.                                 percentage is even greater at 42.7
                                                                                                                   ing served the educational needs               Reinert cites the following facts     percent.
                                                                                                                   of children and their families for          about local community:                      The area’s citizens are invited to
                                                                                                                   over thirty years at Huntington,               * Even though Northern Virginia       participate by dropping by their
                                                                                                                   we all recognized the vital need            is considered one of the wealthi-        nearest local Huntington Learning
 When you visit one of these Open Houses, tell the Realtor you saw it in this Connection Newspaper.
       For more real estate listings and open houses visit,
                                                                                                                   that Food for Others was filling in         est jurisdictions in the country, the    Center with a donation of non-
                             click the Real Estate links on the right side.                                        the community as well as our com-           area still faces a poverty rate of 5     perishable food.

        Call Specific Agents to Confirm Dates & Times.
                                                                                                                   Holmes To Participate in
                                                Great Falls
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10 ❖ Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009                                                                                                                                                     
Keam Has
                                          Service Roads to Shut Down
                                          From Page 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             manager for the Dulles Corridor
                                             The route is actually shorter, and                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Metrorail Project. In the early fall,
More Cash                                 VDOT spokesman Steve Titunik
                                          said traffic on what is now the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  all other mid-block turns along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Route 7 in Tysons Corner will be
Than Hyland                               detour route was always heavier
                                          than on the ramp that is now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  closed as well, as the median is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  widened to make way for the rail
           emocratic candidate            closed. And the jaunt on the Toll                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that will run down its center.

D          Mark Keam raised three
           times more money than
his Republican opponent Jim Hyland
                                          Road does not cost anything. How-
                                          ever, Titunik said, “The construc-
                                          tion part of this is not fun.”
                                             The latest ramp closure is to al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROUTE 7 will be pushed out to fill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the areas now occupied by service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  roads, and McAllister said the ser-
did in the first six months of 2009.
   Keam and Hyland are vying to           low for preparation for the con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vice roads also would begin to be
replace Steve Shannon (D) in the          struction of ramps connecting                                                                                                                                                                                                                           permanently shut down in the fall.
House of Delegates’ 35th district,        Westpark Drive to the HOT lanes,                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just south of Marshalls, the left
which encompasses Vienna,                 and also for the creation of two                                                          The left turn onto eastbound Route 7, coming from south-                                                                                                      turn from the ramp coming from
Oakton, Dunn Loring and parts of          water retention facilities. Another                                                       bound Route 123, will reopen in three years. Meanwhile,                                                                                                       Route 123 south onto eastbound
Fairfax. They will face each other        connection to the HOT lanes will                                                          drivers take a short detour.                                                                                                                                  Route 7 has also been closed, due
in a general election Nov. 3.             be built nearby, from Jones Branch                                                        to avoid construction delays now,                                               coming out of the Marshalls park-                                             to tunnel construction. “You can
   Shannon is the Democratic              Road. Titunik said the new con-                                                           rising tolls on the Toll Road in the                                            ing lot could turn left onto Route                                            still go down that ramp and go
Party’s candidate for Virginia at-        nections would encourage the                                                              near future and, eventually, back-                                              7 north or cross the road to an                                               westbound on Route 7,” said
torney general this year and could        many commuters who work in                                                                ups due to a more densely devel-                                                unnamed service road known by                                                 Howard Menaker, an engineer
not run for his delegate seat while       that area, where there are a num-                                                         oped Tysons Corner. He said the                                                 the state as Frontage Road. This                                              with Dulles Transit Partners. Rail
participating in a statewide race.        ber of large employers such as                                                            MCA was unconvinced that rail                                                   road is the only point of access to                                           will depart from the Dulles Toll
   According to the Virginia Public       Hilton, Gannett and Freddie Mac,                                                          and the HOT lanes would keep                                                    a number of businesses, including                                             Road at Tysons Corner, heading
Access Project, a nonpartisan orga-       to carpool. “The point is, it’s pro-                                                      most commuters from driving by                                                  Clyde’s Restaurant, the Orvis                                                 south on Route 123, tunneling
nization that tracks Virginia’s politi-   viding choices for getting in and                                                         themselves, although he was                                                     sportsman’s clothing store and a                                              under the intersection with Route
cal campaign finance information,         around Tysons Corner,” he said.                                                           pleased that the toll lanes would                                               Virginia ABC store among others,                                              7 and emerging at the station in
Keam collected $222,460 in dona-             Any drivers who miss the detour                                                        allow Beltway bus service.                                                      and leads to Pinnacle Drive. Driv-                                            front of Marshalls, Menaker said.
tions from January through June of        onto the Toll Road, though, will                                                             Just west of the Beltway ramp                                                ers coming out of Frontage Road                                                 The left turn will reopen in three
2009. Hyland, a former president of       have to take the Route 7 exit and                                                         closure, the barricade that recently                                            can no longer turn left onto Route                                            years. In the meantime, drivers
the Fairfax County Republican Com-        would likely use Magarity Road to                                                         closed off the median break on                                                  7 south or cross to Marshalls.                                                who want to get from Route 123
mittee who has run for office before,     get into McLean. Jackson said the                                                         Route 7 in front of Marshalls De-                                                 “That’s being closed because                                                southbound to eastbound Route 7
garnered $67,401 during the same          citizens association is already con-                                                      partment Store, north of Route                                                  we’re about to start construction of                                          have to make a left on International
time period.                              cerned about “bailout traffic” on                                                         123, will one day be replaced by a                                              Tysons Central Station there,” said                                           Drive, which hits Route 7 only
   Keam spent a large amount of           its roads, caused by drivers trying                                                       Metro station. Previously, drivers                                              Marcia McAllister, communications                                             about a block from the interchange.
money to win a Democratic Party
primary over three opponents
June 9. So despite having raised
over $200,000, the Keam cam-
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                                                                                                                                                         Oakton Church of the Brethern ... 703-281-4411
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Christian Assembly ... 703-698-9777
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vale United Methodist ... 703-620-2594
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Smith Chapel United Methodist ... 571-434-9680
                                                 Vienna Assembly of God ... 703-938-7736                  Fellowship Baptist Church ... 703-385-8516                                                                                                                                                                        Langley Hills Friends...703-442-8394
   “He did spend a significant                  Washington Christian Church...703-938-7720                   First Baptist Church ... 703-938-8525                                                                    Church of Christ                           Wesley United Methodist ... 703-938-8700
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                                                   Cristo Es Mi Refugio...703-938-7727                    The Light Mission Church ... 703-757-0877                       Catholic                             Berea Church of Christ ... 703-893-7040
money to win the primary but we                                                                                                                               Light Mission Church ... 703-757-0877                                                                    Non-Denominational                          Northern Virginia Christian Fellowship ... 703-242-9001
                                                                  Baha’i                                    Vienna Baptist Church ... 703-281-4400                                                                                                               Christian Assembly Church ... 703-698-9777           Vienna Seventh Day Adventists ... 703-938-8383
                                                                                                          New Union Baptist Church... 703-281-2556         Our Lady of Good Counsel ... 703-938-2828                 Disciples of Christ
do feel we will be able to raise              Baha’i Faith for Northern Virginia ... 703-821-3345
                                                                                                                                                         St. Athanasius Catholic Church ... 703-759-4555      Antioch Christian Church ... 703-938-6753                      Presbyterian                                    Unitarian Universalist
                                                                  Baptist                                                Buddhist                          St. Mark’s Catholic Church ... 703-281-9100                                                                                                                   Congregation of Fairfax ... 703-281-4230
enough to communicate Mark’s                       Global Mission Church ... 703-757-0877
                                                                                                          Vajrayogini Buddhist Center... 202-331-2122                                                                       Episcopal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church ... 703-560-6336

                                                    Peace Baptist Church ... 703-560-8462                                                                                                                                                                        Korean Central Presbyterian ... 703-698-5577                             Unity
message in the general election,”              Bethel Primitive Baptist Church ... 703-757-8134
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Church of the Holy Comforter ... 703-938-6521
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Church of the Holy Cross ... 703-698-6991
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vienna Presbyterian ... 703-938-9050                     Unity of Fairfax ... 703-281-1767
said Peter Clerkin, Keam’s cam-                                                                                                                                                                                 St. Francis Episcopal ... 703-759-2082

paign manager.                                              FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VIENNA                                                                                                                           Jehovah’s Witness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jehovah’s Witnesses ... 703-759-1579
   Even though the Republican did
                                                                  450 ORCHARD STREET                                                                                                                                        Lutheran
not have to compete in a primary                                                                                                                                                                              Emmanuel Lutheran Church...703-938-2119

election, by the end of June                                           VIENNA, VA                                                                                                                           St. Athanasius Lutheran Church... 703-455-4003

                                                                      703-938-8525                                                                                                                                         Methodist
Hyland was left with only $14,181                                                                                                                                          Andrew Chapel United Methodist ... 703-759-3509
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Church of the Good Shepherd ... 703-281-3987
of the approximately $67,000 his                                                                                                                                                      Dunn Loring United Methodist ... 703-573-5386
campaign had raised.                                                                                                                                                                                         Ephiphany United Methodist ... 703-938-3494

   Hyland said the climate for po-                    Dr. KENNY SMITH,                                                                                                                                       Great Falls United Methodist... 703-759-3705
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oakton United Methodist ... 703-938-1233

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bernatorial primary in June, yet                         
Deeds ended up winning the elec-
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         — Julia O’Donoghue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009 ❖ 11

                                                                                                       Photos by Kathleen Bach
Game 2 on July 31 at Estadio Cibao in Santiago. Connor Bach, Nate                                                                Game 6 on Aug. 5 at Cabarete Field in Cabarete. Connor Bach about to
Favero, Nick Amano-Dolan, Nate Slater and Sean Murphy (holding the                                                               throw to Joey Zarella to pick a runner off first in the bottom of the
Dominican flag) greet the Dominican players before the game.                                                                     seventh.

Team Virginia Sweeps Series in Dominican Republic
Area team wins
all six games.
            team of Northern Virginia high

A          school baseball players recently
           visited the Dominican Republic
           on a goodwill tour playing local
teams and experiencing the Dominican cul-
ture. Teams from other parts of the U.S.
have made similar trips with mixed results
on the field. Team Virginia swept all six of
its games but more importantly came away
with a greater appreciation for the oppor-
tunities and comforts of growing up in
   The squad was led by area high school
coaches Mark “Pudge” Gjormand, Morgan
Spencer and Justin Counts and included 15        Game 6 on Aug. 5 at Cabarete Field in Cabarete. Team Virginia sur-
players who played for eight Washington          rounded by the Cabarete team after the game. The Americans later gave                                                            Game 5 on Aug. 2 at Fedobe Field
area public and private high schools last        their hats and jerseys to their Dominican opponents.                                                                             in Centro Olimpico, Santo
Spring. The players were: Ryan Ashooh,                                                                                                                                            Domingo. Connor Bach chases a
Connor Bach, Chris Campbell, Nick Amano-                                                                                           Game 5 was played later that day with          ball during warm ups down the
Dolan, Eli Facenda, Nate Favero, Jonny Gra-      Team Virginia                                                                   Team Virginia winning 7-1. Matt Moore and        right field line.
ham, Matt Moore, Sean Murphy, Mike                  Team Virginia players who participated in a trip                             Ashooh pitched three innings apiece and
Norton, Kevin Pence, Daniel Shill, Nathan        include: Madison High School students Nate                                      Shill closed the game. Ashooh recorded 8         Some Americans even gave away their
                                                 Favero, Eli Facenda, Jonny Graham and Matt
Slater, Josh Smith and Joey Zarella.             Moore; Centerville High School’s Ryan Ashooh,                                   of 9 outs on strikeouts. Slater had two hits     spikes, bats and gloves. All were received
                                                 Connor Bach and Chris Campbell; Langley High                                    including the only USA home run of the trip.     gratefully by the home team.
THE TEAM opened the trip with two                School’s Nick Amano-Dolan and Joey Zarella, both                                                                                   “The Dominican Republic is one of the top
games in Santiago at a modern stadium that       of Great Falls; Herndon High School’s Kevin Pence                               THE CLIMACTIC GAME of the trip was               baseball countries in the world,” said
                                                 and Daniel Shill, both of Reston; as well as Nate
is home to the premier team in the Domini-       Slater, Robert E Lee High, of Springfield; Sean                                 also the most thrilling. Nick Amano-Dolan        Gjormand. “We didn’t know what to expect,
can winter professional league. Then, they       Murphy, Gonzaga High, of Vienna; Mike Norton,                                   singled home a run in the sixth to give the      and when we took the field in a pro sta-
traveled to Santo Domingo for three games        Georgetown Prep, of Great Falls, and Josh Smith,                                U.S. a 1-0 lead. Zarella pitched brilliantly,    dium in Santiago, there were a lot of nerves.
at Centro Olimpico, a once grand multi-          St. Stephens/St. Agnes High, of Great Falls.                                    but defensive lapses allowed the home team       We knew it was still the same game though,
sport facility that has fallen into disrepair.                                                                                   to score three unearned runs in the bottom       and we played with discipline and funda-
The tour concluded with a game on a neigh-       Smith had three hits and Kevin Pence col-                                       of the sixth. Bach came in to finish the sixth   mentals throughout the trip. In Santo
borhood field in the small town of Cabarete      lected a pair. Smith, Jonny Graham and                                          which ended dramatically when right              Domingo, we entered the arena, the heart
that was Norman Rockwell in the Carib-           Sean Murphy drove in three runs apiece.                                         fielder Moore gunned down a runner at the        of Dominican baseball. The finale in
bean. As the quality of the fields diminished,     Games 3 and 4 were rain-shortened. Team                                       plate for the second time in the game.           Cabarete was the craziest, coolest environ-
the venue itself took on more character and      Virginia was leading 3-1 when a downpour                                           Zarella started the seventh with a single     ment I’ve ever coached in. Coming back
the home fans became more animated.              ended Game 3 in the third inning. Joey                                          and after three walks and two outs pro-          from a 3-1 deficit was like winning the state
   Team Virginia won its opening game 2-0        Zarella did the pitching. Zarella, Eli Facenda                                  duced one run, Pence drove in the tying and      championship. Literally giving them the
behind a combined no hitter from Connor          and Nathan Slater each drove in a run.                                          go ahead runs with a bad hop single over         shirts off our backs after the game was a
Bach and Ryan Ashooh. Mike Norton drove            Rather than resuming the game, the op-                                        the second baseman’s head. Bach closed the       terrific gesture by our players. I’m real
in the game’s first run and Bach stole home      posing coach opted for a rematch the next                                       game out picking a runner off first and strik-   proud of the effort our guys gave and the
for the second run. Bach and Chris Campbell      day. Once again the U.S. was ahead 7-3                                          ing out the last two hitters. The confident      way they carried themselves. They were a
had two hits apiece.                             when rain ended the contest in the fourth                                       Dominicans were stunned as Team Virginia         credit to their families, Northern Virginia
   In a rematch the next day, the U.S.           inning. Facenda and Bach took care of the                                       snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.        and the USA.”
romped to a 15-3 victory. Daniel Shill and       pitching. Bach and Slater both scored a pair                                    After the game, the victors gave their USA
Eli Facenda combined on a four hitter. Josh      of runs.                                                                        hats and jerseys to the Dominican players.                               — Dave Graham
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  concession/acceptance of the cancer. I
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    28 Yard Sales                                                                                                                                                     We Accept All Major Credit Cards
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   some of the
  worst mistakes                                                                                                                                                • Additions •Kitchens
    that can be
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  to avoid them.                                                                                            Electrical & Handyman                               •Windows & Wood Repairs
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                                                                                                                                                                 • Decks • Porches (incl.
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                                                                                                                   Clean/Install/Repair                          • Driveway Asphalt Sealing
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                                                                                                                                          Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal to Submit to
     CLEANING                                                                                                                                a Breath Test.                                        TRESPASSING
                                          CLEANING                         GUTTER                          LANDSCAPING
                                                                                                                                          100 Block Dogwood St., S.W. Aug. 13, 7 a.m.              Wolftrap Hotel, 430 Maple Ave., S.W. Aug. 8,
                                     CARE_MORE                       PINNACLE SERVICES,                    A&S                               After a lengthy investigation by Town of Vienna         1:02 a.m. A subject known to have been banned
 HOUSECLEANING                        CLEANING                                                                                               Police Detectives, a search warrant was executed        from the property of the Wolftrap Hotel was
  Apts, Houses, Town,                SOLUTIONS
                                                                     •GUTTER CLEANING
                                                                     •SMALL REPAIRS
                                                                                                       LANDSCAPING                           in the early morning hours in the 100 block of          observed near the laundry area. A search of the
   res./comm./offices                                                                                    Spring Clean-up•Planting
                                      Residential & Commercial                                                                               Dogwood St., S.W. The search warrant was                area was met with negative results. The warrant
      5 days a wk,                    10% Senior Citizen Discount    •SCREENING                         Mulching • Sodding • Patios
                                                                     •POWER                               Decks • Retaining Walls            accompanied by three arrest warrants for drug           obtainment process was explained to the
  Only 2 people Honest.               703-862-5904 or                                                       Drainage Solutions               related charges. The Fairfax County Police              complainant.
      Call Claudia                     703-780-6749                                                                                          Department’s Tactical Team assisted Vienna
                                     LIC INS    703-802-0483                            703-863-7465
  703-888-2524                                                        GROUP RATES
                                                                                                                                             Police Detectives in making safe entry in to the
                                                                        FREE EST                                                             home. Once inside, a 29-year-old male of
                                             DECKS                                                           MASONRY                         Dogwood St. was arrested and transported to           300 Block Glyndon St., N.E. Between Aug. 7 at
    MARIBEL’S                                                                                                                                the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.              7 p.m. and Aug. 8 at 4:14 p.m. A Dominion
                                       High Pressure                      HAULING                      JDF Masonry CO, LLC                   While there, warrants for Possession of a               Power meter at Glyndon Park was damaged
  5 Yrs Exp. Good Refs.              Cleaning & Sealing                                                    703-283-9479                      Schedule III Narcotic, Possession of Oxycodone,         during the listed times.
  Work 100% Guaranteed.                      ●Decks                 ANGEL’S TRASH HAULING                                                    and Possession of Marijuana were served on the
    Reasonable Rates.                    ●Fencing ●Siding           Construction Debris,               ◆Bricks         ◆Blocks,              suspect. Also located inside the home was a 16-
     Free Estimates.                                                  Residential, Office              ◆Flagstone ◆Concrete                  year-old juvenile runaway. The girl was               ABANDONED VEHICLE
                                         For Free Estimate
      703-474-9872                            call Bill                    & Tree Removal                  ◆Retaining Walls                  transported to Vienna Police Headquarters and         Ayrhill Ave. at Park St., N.E. Aug. 7, 1:17 p.m.
      240-543-4121                       703-944-1440                                                   Free Est.   Lic & Ins.               released to her parents.                                 A citizen reported that a vehicle has been
                                                                     703-863-1086                                                                                                                     abandoned in front of his house for an extended
                                                                                                          Affordable Prices
                                                                    New#- 571-312-7227                                                                                                                period of time. This case will receive follow up
  LAWN SERVICE                        LAWN SERVICE                                                                                        GRAND LARCENY                                               attention from the Traffic Squad.
                                                                                                             PAINTING                     Marshall Road Elementary School, 730                     Talahi Road at Park St., S.E. Aug. 11, 5:01
                                                                      AL’S HAULING                                                          Marshall Road, S.W. Aug. 3 between 8 a.m.-                p.m. A citizen reported that a vehicle has been
  Flower Garden Delight                                               Junk & Rubbish
                                                                       Concrete, furn.,office,          PATRIOT                             12:30 p.m. While attending a meeting inside the           abandoned in front of their residence for one
                           Est 1995                                   yard, construction debris                                             school, a teacher’s vehicle was unlawfully                week. The Traffic Squad will follow up on this
                                                                         Low Rates    NOVA              PAINTING                            entered and rifled through. A laptop computer             case.
         Prompt Reliable Service                                       703-360-4364
                                                                      703-304-4798 cell
                                                                                                           and various other items were stolen from the
       Seasonal plantings & garden                                                                     Wallpaper Removal,                   interior of the vehicle. This case is still being
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ANIMAL CASES
        maintenance to suite your                                       7 DAYS A WEEK
                                                                                                           Carpentry,                       investigated.
                                                                                                        Power Washing.                                                                             Beulah Road near Sideling Court, N.E. Aug.
             personal taste                                                                                                                                                                           9, 9:40 p.m. A citizen and her dog received cuts
                                                                                                        Int/Ext Painting                  LOST PROPERTY
      Stacey 703-242-2421                                           IMPROVEMENTS                       Free Est. • Satisfaction Guar.!
                                                                                                                                          200 Block Locust St., S.E. Between Jan. 1-Aug.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and bites after a visiting neighborhood dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                      attacked. The injuries were minor. The dog
                                                                                                       Lic./Ins.              Int./Ext.
                          Lic & Ins                                 Classic Builders Inc.                                                   7, 2009. A citizen reported losing her passport           permanently resides in Washington, D.C. and
                                                                     Complete Home
                                                                                                                                            sometime between the listed dates.                        was
      MASONRY                             MASONRY                      Improvement
                                                                                                        703-502-7840                                                                               quarantined. ACO Barker will follow up on this
                                                                                                                   Cell                                                                               case.
                                                                      and Handyman
                                                                    2nd Story additions to Decks        571-283-4883                      PETIT LARCENY                                            200 Block Commons Drive, N.W. Aug. 11,
   MOTTERN MASONRY DESIGN                                                   Since 1998                                                    Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave.,                      12:34 p.m. A citizen called to report that three
                                                                      703-867-0119                            ROOFING                        East. Between Aug. 1-Aug. 7. A shrubbery                 kittens had been found in her window well. The
          Specializing in Custom                                               Class A                                                       which had been planted by the Ayrhill Garden             kittens appeared to have been abandoned by
  Stone and Brick Walkways, Patios,                                                                    Roofing & Siding                      Club at the Patrick Henry Library was stolen             their mother. ACO Barker rescued the kittens
       & Small and Large Repairs                                               The                             (All Types)                   during the listed times.                                 and transported them to the Fairfax County
                                                                                                                                          400 Block Maple Ave., S.E. Aug. 8, 2:14 p.m. A              Animal Shelter.
              Licensed, Insured                                     HANDYMAN                           Soffit & Fascia Wrapping
                                                                                                                                             taxi cab driver reported that a passenger exited
  • Free estimates • All work guaranteed •                                                                     New Gutters
                                                                    A DIVISION OF NURSE CONSTRUCTION                                         his cab without paying the fare. This case is still
                                                                                                            Chimney Crowns                                                                              Leaks Repaired                  being investigated.                                   CRASHES
                                                                    HOME INSPECTION LIST
             Phone 703-496-7491                                                                             No job too small              Stalcup Hardware 229 Maple Ave., East.                   Hit and Run, 1000 Block Cottage St., S.W.
                                                                    REPAIRS, CERAMIC TILE,
                                                                    PAINTING, DRYWALL,
                                                                                                           703-975-2375                      Aug. 9, 11 a.m. A flowering plant was stolen             Aug. 8, 12:54 p.m. A citizen reported that his
                                                                                                                                             from the rear of the store.                              vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle
      PAINTING                             PAINTING                 CARPENTRY, CUSTOM                                                     Noodles and Company, 201 Maple Avenue,                      overnight. The driver of the striking vehicle did
                                                                                                           TREE SERVICE                      East. Aug. 9, 3:15 p.m. An unlocked and                  not leave any identification.
                                                                    WOOD REPAIR, LT. PLUMBING &
                                                                                                            ANGEL’S                          unattended bicycle was stolen from the bike           Lawyers Road at Church St., N.W. Aug. 4,
                                                                    ELECTRICAL, POWER WASHING
                       C&M PAINTING                                        Since 1964
                                                                                                        TREE & HEAVY
                                                                                                       TRASH HAULING
                                                                                                                                             rack near Noodles and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4:13 p.m. One vehicle was attempting to cross
                                                                                                                                                                                                      over Lawyers Road on Church St., heading east.
                           INTERIOR & EXTERIOR                       We Accept VISA/MC                  •Mulch                                                                                        As the vehicle pulled out it was struck by a
                                                                                                          •Clean-up Grounds
                                 PAINTING                            703-441-8811                           •Lot Land Clearing            POLICE SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      passing vehicle on Lawyers Road. No charges
                                                                                                                                                                                                      were filed in this case.
                             DRYWALL REPAIR                                                             703-863-1086                      200 Block Park Terrace Court, S.E. Aug. 9, 5             Maple Ave. near Park St., N.E. Aug. 7, 2:52 p.m.
                           WALLPAPER REMOVAL                                                           New#- 571-312-7227                    p.m. A citizen complained that a neighbor had            One vehicle was heading westbound on Maple
    Licensed Insured         Bonded         FREE ESTIMATES                 ANGEL’S                                                           made a threatening gesture towards him and his           Avenue approaching Park St. As the vehicle
                                                                    LAWN MOWING                                                              son. The neighbor disputes the claim. The                entered the center turn lane, it struck a second
                 703-250-4241                                                                            Nothing is too                      warrant obtainment process was explained to              eastbound vehicle that was also in the center turn
                                                                    •Trimming •Edging
                                                                      •Mulching •Yard Cleaning
                                                                                                         small to know,                      both parties.                                            lane. No charges were filed in this case.
                                                                         •Hauling •Tree Work            and nothing too                   Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St.,                Ayrhill Ave. near Center St., N.W. Aug. 9,
       ROOFING                             ROOFING
                                                                                                         big to attempt.                     N.E. Aug. 11, 1:32 p.m. An employee of the               10:05 a.m. As a driver traveled eastbound on
                                                                                                       -William Van Horne                    church reported that a woman was on the                  Ayrhill Ave., he became distracted by his cell
                                                                    New# 571-312-7227
  EMERGENCY REPAIRS                                                                                                                          property and refusing to leave. The woman is
                                                                                                                                             known to the employee and has caused
                                                                                                                                                                                                      phone and reached for it. The driver then struck
                                                                                                                                                                                                      a parked vehicle. The driver was charged with
              JOE RAFFERTY                                                                                                                   problems in the past. The woman had left the             Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
                                                                                                                                             church prior to police arrival. MPO Evans and         Hit and Run, 2806 Hunter Road, S.W.
              ROOFING                                                                                                                        Sergeant Elias located the woman near a bus
                                                                                                                                             stop. The woman was issued a formal
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Between Aug. 10 at 12 p.m. Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                      citizen reported that during the listed times and
   • Asphalt • Slate • Gravel • Metal •                                                                                                      trespassing notice and banned from the church            unknown vehicle struck his legally parked
  • Chimney Repairs • Waterproofing •                                                                                                        property.                                                vehicle. The striking vehicle’s driver did not
      • Senior Citizen Discounts •                                                                                                        200 Block Cedar Lane, S.E. Aug. 13, 2:14 p.m.               leave any contact information.
                                                                                                                                             Two roommates were arguing over rent money.           Park St. near Locust St., S.E. Aug. 11, 12:44
  “Stopping Leaks is Our Specialty”                                                                                                          One roommate wanted to leave the apartment               p.m. As a vehicle was proceeding northbound on
    CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES                                                                                                                  after only 1 week of living there. The other             Park St., the driver reached down to plug in his
                                                                                                                                             roommate wanted her to pay a full month’s rent           cell phone. The vehicle drifted to the right,
  1-800-333-6084, 703-597-9486                                                                                                               for having stayed the week. The issue was                struck a curb, and then struck a utility pole. The
  LICENSED                BONDED                INSURED                                                                                      resolved by Sergeant Juelharte and the two               driver was uninjured and was charged with
                                                                                                                                             roommates came to a mutual agreement.                    Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention.
  TREE SERVICE                         TREE SERVICE                                                                                                                                                Hit and Run, Maple Ave. near Mill St., N.E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aug. 12, 12:30 p.m. Two vehicles were traveling
                                                                                                                                          SUSPICIOUS EVENT                                            along Maple Ave., one behind the other. As the
         EXPERT                                                                                                                           Radio Shack, 332 Maple Ave., West. Aug. 9,                  front vehicle came to a stop, the second vehicle
 TREE CUTTING, STUMP REMOVAL                                                                                                                5:57 p.m. A customer and an employee became
                                                                                                                                            involved in a heated argument over the price of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      did not and struck it in the rear. The driver of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The
             AT AFFORDABLE FEES                                                                                                             a computer. The argument was verbal in nature.            fleeing vehicle was described as a green Ford
                                                                                                                                            The warrant obtainment process was explained              Expedition.
 Mulch, Gutter, Landscape
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 703-203-8853 • 571-437-8383 (cell
         hestreeco@gmail                                                                                                                      but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.                         —Thomas Jefferson                                                                                                                                                                  Vienna Connection ❖ August 19-25, 2009 ❖ 15
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