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                                                           White Oaks
                                                           teacher George
                                                           Weiner talks with
                                                           Gillian Hersh
                                                           during the recent
                                                           ‘It’s Comprehensive’
                                                           contest at the school.
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                                                            News, Page 2
                  Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection

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22 Years on Innovation at White Oaks
                                                                                                                                                                               Weiner and Weiner, with Weiner and his two
Award-winning teacher George Weiner                                                                                                                                            brothers serving as the partners, and their
                                                                                                                                                                               mother as the receptionist. Though Weiner
inspires and enlightens.                                                                                                                                                       worked at the firm for eight years as a per-
                                                                                                                                                                               sonal injury lawyer and enjoyed his work,
                    By Justin Fanizzi        “Mr. Weiner was my favorite teacher,” said                                                                                        he still felt the itch to teach.

                                                                                                                                      Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
                        The Connection     Mimi Lynch, a senior at Robinson Second-                                                                                               “I missed teaching,” Weiner said. “My true
                                           ary School and White Oaks alumnus.”He is                                                                                            calling is teaching, not law.”
                  ne day, George Weiner totally invested [in his students] and he                                                                                                 The itch would finally be scratched as

     O            is in character as really cares. He made learning cooler than
                  Johnny Quizmo, the anything else we were doing.”
                  next, he is leading his    Before Weiner, 60, came and made his
   team to victory in “Phalange Ball.” No mark at White Oaks as a fourth grade
   matter what role he plays or where teacher in the gifted and talented program,
                                                                                                                                                                               Weiner attended a bar association luncheon
                                                                                                                                                                               one day, and Dr. Robert R. Spillane, the
                                                                                                                                                                               former superintendent of Fairfax County
                                                                                                                                                                               Schools, was the keynote speaker. Spillane
                                                                                                                                                                               told the audience that the school system was
   he plays it, Weiner is undoubtedly his career path seemed to be headed in a                                                                                                 looking to get people from other fields in
   engaging minds and hearts.              different direction. Born just north of New                                                                                         the classroom to teach. That day, Weiner
     Weiner has been a teacher at White York City in Spring Valley, N.Y., Weiner                                                                                               recalls, was Aug. 27, 1987, and on Aug. 30,
   Oaks Elementary for 22 years, and graduated from SUNY Plattsburg and after                                                                                                  he was officially a teacher once again.
   over those two-plus decades, he has finishing his undergraduate studies, he was                                                                                                “I told my brothers about [the opportu-
   made an impression on countless given a glimpse into his future, serving as a                                                                                               nity], and they said take the firm car and
   young minds, finding new ways to substitute teacher for four years while work-                                                                                              go,” Weiner said. “I did and I never looked
   educate his students, and not just aca- ing toward his graduate degree at night.        White Oaks teacher George Weiner.                                                   back.”
   demically.                                As Weiner was preparing for his fifth year,   practice in Virginia at the time and quickly                                           In his first year at White Oaks, he was a
                                                             however, he learned that      offered a solution.                                                                 fifth-grade teacher and taught all subjects.
                                                             he would not be rehired,        “I said to him, ‘What should I do?’” Weiner                                       In his second year, he was switched to fourth
“He made learning cooler than                                as the school’s enrollment    said. “He said ‘Come down here and we will                                          grade and taught science, social studies and
                                                             was slipping and a perma-     make a lawyer out of you,’ and he did.”                                             a special spelling and vocabulary program,
anything else we were doing.”                                nent substitute was not                                                                                           which is still a staple of his curriculum to
— Mimi Lynch, senior at Robinson Secondary School needed. Worried about                    FOLLOWING HIS brother’s suggestion,                                                 this day. He embarked on several other ef-
                               and White Oaks alumnus finding work, he called his          Weiner moved to Fairfax County and the                                              forts to educate while entertaining.
                                                             older brother for advice.     law practice soon became a family affair, as
                                                             His brother had a law         the firm’s name was changed to Weiner,                                                                   See Weiner, Page 4

2 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ June 11-17, 2009                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                               Burke Connection Editor Michael O’Connell

                  News                                                                                                                703-917-6440 or

Deeds Wins Democratic Primary
Voters cite Washington Post endorsement
and ability to beat GOP as key factors.
                 By Julia O’Donoghue              the Democratic Party’s nominee for gover-
                           The Connection         nor this week.
                                                    “Wow. … No one could have imagined

                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Julia O'Donoghue/The Connection
           ust minutes after gubernatorial        what we accomplished here tonight,” said

J          candidate Terry McAuliffe and his
           family finished voting at their
           home precinct in Spring Hill El-
ementary School, Susan Gorin walked
through the door.
                                                  Deeds to his supporters at a victory party
                                                  in Charlottesville on election night.
                                                    Across the commonwealth, Deeds re-
                                                  ceived about 49.73 percent of the vote to
                                                  McAuliffe’s 26.43 percent and Moran’s
   Gorin, like McAuliffe, is a McLean resi-       23.84 percent. Just under 20 percent of the
dent with a home near Tysons Corner. She          primary ballots were cast in Fairfax County,
and the former Democratic National Com-           where Deeds, winning about 49.31 percent
mittee chair live so close to each other that     of the vote, enjoyed the same level of sup-
they are likely to get stuck in the same traf-    port he saw statewide.
fic jam on any given weekday afternoon.             “I have supported Creigh for six months
   But Gorin voted for state Sen. Creigh          but I am as surprised as anyone to see the
Deeds (D-25), whose home county in cen-           amount of support he got up here,” said
tral Virginia is so rural, it doesn’t contain a   state Sen. Chap Petersen (D-35).
single stoplight.                                   In the City of Fairfax, where Petersen lives,
   “I am in education and the teachers’ union     Deeds won 53.42 percent of the vote.              State Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-25), from Bath County, won the Democratic
endorsed Deeds. The Washington Post en-             In the aftermath of primary, both Moran         gubernatorial primary June 9, pictured here in Oakton on the day of
dorsement [of Deeds] also impressed me,”          and McAuliffe endorsed Deeds and encour-          the primary.
said Gorin, who works for the National As-        aged their supporters to throw their sup-
sociation of School Psychologists.                port behind the Democratic nominee.               Republicans, could vote in the primary,        higher turnout and could have driven up
                                                                                                    Fairfax County registrar Rokey Suleman said    participation overall in the county to higher
TERRY McAULIFFE may be a Fairfax                  VOTER TURNOUT in the election, at 9.2             he expected participation to be low.           than the state average.
County resident and former Del. Brian             percent, was slightly higher in Fairfax             “Historically, Virginia and Fairfax have
Moran used to represent part of the juris-        County than the rest of Virginia, where ap-       low primary turnout,” said Suleman.            THE NEW DEMOCRATIC nominee will
diction in the Virginia House of Virginia         proximately 6.3 percent of registered vot-          Areas like the Mason District and Vienna,    face Republican candidate and former Vir
Delegates. But Deeds beat both candidates         ers participated in the primary overall.          where competitive Democratic delegate
statewide and in Fairfax County to become           Though any registered voter, including          races were also taking place, tended to have                         See Deeds, Page 18

More Changes Ahead on GMU Campus
                                                                                                    surface parking spots, for a total of 200 only was the way to go. It’s better for the
Braddock residents hear updates from                                                                parking spaces.                                whole region to have that intersection.”
GMU reps on campus construction.                                                                       “It is supposed to feel like a home, George    Calhoun then discussed the plans for the
                                                                                                    Mason’s home,” Calhoun said. “It’s a more new faculty and staff housing, which will
                                                                                                    elegant home setting.”                         be named “Masonvale.” The housing would
                       By Justin Fanizzi          ter and the community.                               To deal with a new flow of traffic to the be located in the northeast corner of the
                           The Connection            “There is always going to be tension be-       hotel, Calhoun said that a new entrance to campus and would include 157 one, two
                                                  tween universities and colleges and the sur-      the university will be constructed. The new and three bedroom townhomes. The homes,
       upervisor John Cook (R-Braddock)           rounding communities,” Cook said. “Any-           entrance will extend a road from the cam- which would be rent-only for three-year

S      welcomed representatives from
       George Mason University to provide
updates on their development plans to his
                                                  time you put 30,000 20-year-olds in a con-
                                                  fined space near nice homes, there is going
                                                  to be conflict. But we have some things we
                                                                                                    pus’ main road,
                                                                                                    Patriot Circle, to
                                                                                                    Ox Road, and        “There is always going to be
                                                                                                                                                                               terms, are slated
                                                                                                                                                                               to be transi-
                                                                                                                                                                               tional housing
constituency and to address their questions       can work on.”                                     will be a right                                                            for new employ-
and concerns at a June 3 district forum.             Calhoun first described the recent             turn in, right      tension between universities                           ees and for new
  Thomas Calhoun, GMU’s vice president            changes and updates to the blueprints for         turn out-only in-                                                          graduate stu-
of Facilities, was on hand to discuss the new     the planned hotel and conference center to        tersection.         and colleges and the                                   dents and would
construction projects on campus, including        be built on campus. Calhoun said that the         Calhoun said                                                               fall within the
the hotel/conference center and Masonvale,        hotel, which is being constructed halfway         that the univer-    surrounding communities.”                              W.T. Woodson
which will provide housing for new staff,         between Braddock Road and University              sity hopes that               — Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock) High School
faculty and graduate students.                    Drive on Ox Road, is scheduled to open July       this new en-                                                               pyramid in the
  The meeting was the latest in a series of       15, 2010.                                         trance will “un-                                                           county school
joint forums between the university and              According to Calhoun, the hotel, which         clog the arteries” of the campus and there- system.
neighboring residents, aimed at keeping the       will be named “The George Mason Inn,” will        fore, ease congested traffic along Braddock       Calhoun noted that the traffic flow, which
residents of the district cognizant of the        have 149 rooms, all on floors two through         Road.                                          is a concern for nearby residents, will be
changes occurring on the campus and how           seven. In addition, the hotel will have a            “We had a lot of discussion with [the Vir- about 50 percent less for Masonvale than a
those changes will affect them. Cook thinks       lounge, bar, restaurant, 250-person ball-         ginia Department of Transportation] and typical neighborhood, as there would be few
that the meetings are necessary to alleviate      room and a conference center. Planned             the county on what to do with the intersec- children living in the homes and most of
any tensions that may arise due to the close      parking for the new center is 80 under-           tion,” Calhoun said. “Both VDOT and the
proximity of the campus and shopping cen-         ground spaces beneath the hotel and 120           county agreed that a right turn in and out                            See GMU, Page 8                                                                                                                       Burke Connection ❖ June 11-17, 2009 ❖ 3
                     Week in Burke                                                                 News
     1981 Cold Case Solved
       Fairfax County Cold Case de-
     tectives solved a 1981 sex of-
     fense case from Burke last week
     through DNA evidence, accord-
     ing to Fairfax County Police re-

                                                                   Police Photo
       Fairfax Police transported
     Maurice Turner, 63, to the Fairfax
     County Adult Detention Center
     and charged him Thursday, June
     4, 2009 with rape, abduction
     with intent to defile and burglary Turner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
     with intent to commit a felony.
       In April 1981, Turner forced entry into the townhouse of a
     Burke woman in her 20s. Turner held her at gunpoint when
     he assaulted her, according to Fairfax County Police.
       Turner had been in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail on
     unrelated charges, according to police.
                                                 — Ken Moore

     Former Navy Officer Dies
                                               Lt. Cmdr. Joseph
                                             Alexander de Buzna,
                                             76, died peacefully
                                             April 7, in a hospital in
                                             Homburg, Germany
                                             after a 3-month fight                Robinson Secondary students and White Oaks alumni pose for a photo with Weiner.
                                             against leukemia. He
                                             was a resident of
                                               Born Aug. 27., 1932
                                             in Budapest, Hungary,
                                                                                  Weiner Enlightening Educator
                                             de Buzna served 23                   From Page 2                                                     smarts but the creativity of his students.
                                             years in the U.S. Navy,
                                             then served more than                   For one, Weiner gave weekly spelling tests, which            DUE TO these innovative ideas and dedication to
     Donated Photo

                                             25 years in the U.S.                 included a Latin word. Once, the Latin terms were               education, Weiner has been recognized by more than
                                             government.                          “summa cum laude” and “magna cum laude,” and                    just his students and fellow faculty members. In 2002,
                                               He is survived by his              he told his students that if any of them graduate col-          he received the Milken National Educator Award,
                                             wife of the last several             lege with those honors, he would take them out to               which recognizes excellence in elementary and sec-
                                             years, Ann; the chil-                dinner. Almost 15 years later, he actually received             ondary school education. To put the award in per-
                                             dren who grew up un-                 phone calls from two students letting him know that             spective, the winners are selected by a blue-ribbon
       Lt. Cmdr. Joseph de Buzna
                                             der his wings, René,                 they had, in fact, attained those honors, and off to            panel of educators and since its inception in 1987,
                                             Christine, Richard,                  dinner they went.                                               only 2,300 teachers have been recognized nation-
     Janelle and Joe; four grandchildren; other relatives and many                   In addition, Weiner buried a time capsule in 1987            wide and only 32 in Virginia. In addition, Weiner
     friends.                                                                     with his students that was to be opened in the year             was also named Fairfax County Teacher of the Year
        His family will host a memorial June 20, at 10:45 a.m., at                2000. Sure enough, 13 years later, 29 of his 30 stu-            in 2001.
     Fairfax Memorial Park to celebrate his life and loving memo-                 dents from that year came back to White Oaks to dig                Though he has been showered with accolades by
     ries. Fairfax Memorial Park is located at 9900 Braddock Road                 it up, and even staged a class reunion while they               his peers and students alike, Weiner is quick to de-
     in Fairfax.                                                                  were at it.                                                     flect the praise. He credits his fellow faculty mem-
                                                                                     Among the other things that have made Weiner                 bers, namely Gail Kahn, for helping him create new
                                                                                  such an effective educator are his creation of “Pha-
     It’s a Rugby Day in Fairfax                                                  lange Ball,” a cross between Spud and dodge ball
                                                                                                                                                  programs and institute fresh policies. But still, no
                                                                                                                                                  matter how much he tries to diffuse the acclaim, it is
        The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors declared Satur-                   that he plays with his students during recess; his              undeniable that White Oaks Elementary and the lives
     day, June 6 to be Rugby Day in the county. Supervisor Pat                    show on Channel 21 called “Universal Words,” that               of myriad young people would not be the same if
     Herrity (R-Springfield) sponsored the proclamation. The                      teaches vocabulary words using hands-on demon-                  not for him.
     event also coincided with the first-ever crowning for a Vir-                 strations and interactive quizzes; and of course, his              “He gave up a very lucrative law career to do what
     ginia state rugby champion with three title games, and though                now-famous “It’s Comprehensive,” a “Jeopardy”-style             he loves to do,” said White Oaks Principal Connie
     they were supposed to take place at South County Second-                     educational game show that displays not only the                Goodman. “And he does it very well.”
     ary School in Lorton, rain forced a move to the turf field at
     T.C. Williams.
        “I played rugby when I was in high school and I am pleased                             College Notes
     to see that the sport has grown so much that we now have                         Weilin Yang of Burke recently          Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to further   Leadership and Community Service.
     an official high school state championship,” Herrity said in a                 graduated from Cornell University        his university studies in Germany.         In addition, she was the runner up
     statement. “Any time we can expand access to athletic pro-                     with a bachelor of science in biologi-   Krisinger is presently completing his      for the Student of the Year as picked
     grams, it’s a good thing.” On Saturday, both the Western                       cal engineering.                         undergraduate studies at the Ludwig        by the college faculty. Trachtenberg
                                                                                                                             Maximilian University in Munich. He is     is the president of the College of
     Loudoun boys’ and girls’ teams swept the U-19 Division I                         Roderic C. Jackson of Burke            a 2005 graduate of Lake Braddock Sec-      Charleston chapter of Best Buddies
     games, while the T.C. Williams boys’ team won the Division                     was awarded a master of arts in in-      ondary School and is the son of Chris      and has attended the Best Buddies
     II game.                                                                       ternational relations from Salve         and Denise Krisinger of Burke.             International Summer Conference
                                                                                    Regina University.                                                                  for several years. She is a member of
                                                                                                                               Kara Trachtenberg of Burke, a            the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical
     Puppy Raisers Needed                                                             Joshua A. Krisinger, a senior at
                                                                                    Georgia Tech in Atlanta, was recently
                                                                                                                             senior at The College of Charleston in
                                                                                                                             Charleston, S.C. has received the 2009
                                                                                                                                                                        Honor Society, The National Society
                                                                                                                                                                        of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta
       Guiding Eye for the Blind needs puppy raisers that are will-                 selected to receive a J. William         Cistern Award for Outstanding College      Sigma National Honor Society.
     ing to open their hearts and homes to Labrador retriever
                                    See News Briefs, Page 7

4 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ June 11-17, 2009                                                                                                                         
                People                                                        How would you like state of
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                                                                               without drills or needles?
                                                                             What would you say if you could have your fillings placed painlessly without drills or needles,
                                                                             with laser precision and comfort? You’d probably say, “Where do I sign up?” Well, now you can
                                                                             with a revolutionary new laser we call the Water Laser. You may have seen it on TV lately.

                                                                             This new Waterlase® is a breakthrough in comfortable dentistry. The laser sprays a computer-
                                                                             controlled spray of air, water and laser energy at the decay in the tooth. The laser energy is
                                                                             absorbed by the water and the energized microscopic water droplets are what actually remove
                                                                             the tooth decay. Rarely is a shot necessary to numb the patient. Since no heat is generated
                                                                             from the laser the Waterlase® is very safe to use on everyone.

                                                                             What are the benefits of Waterlase® dentistry?
Sara Beth Dean-Keyser and Michael Aaron Dillow                                   Patient Comfort
                                                                               Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the
                                                                             traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the
Dean-Keyser, Dillow Engaged                                                  Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be per-
  Grace Kenna Keyser is happy to announce the engagement of her              formed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips!
mother Sara Beth Dean-Keyser to Michael Aaron Dillow.                          The Waterlase® allows us to prepare teeth with less trauma which results in significantly less
  Dean-Keyser is the daughter of Sally and Bryon Dean of Williamsburg,       tooth sensitivity after new fillings.
Va., and is a human resources associate for Customer Value Partners            Additionally, using the Waterlase® for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain,
Inc. She is a 1997 graduate of West Virginia University. She is the grand-   swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases. That means a new level of comfort
daughter of the late Janet and Warder Dean, and Freda and Ray Griffith       and satisfaction for your entire family.
of Braxton County, W.Va.
  Dillow is the son of Diane and Charlie Dillow of Burke. He is a final
inspector of shipping and receiving for Simco Electronics. He is a 1987
graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary. He is the grandson of Janie and           The laser sterilizes the tooth as it removes decay. This is very important. Because of bacterial
Bob Steward of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and the late Mr. and Mrs. T.W.           contamination, many of you have had old fillings replaced with either new fillings, or in many
Dillow of Millville, W.Va. A fall 2009 wedding is planned.                   cases, with crowns--and sometimes even root canals!! The reoccurrence of decay under fillings
                                                                             is a primary reason so many root canals are needed. Since this new laser sterilizes the tooth as
                                                                             it removes decay, and since many dentists now use ‘bonded’ filling materials enriched with
                                                                             fluoride, the chances of ever having recurrent decay under that new filling are much lower.

                                                                                 Great for Teenagers
                                                                               The Waterlase® is especially great for teenagers. Sure, if the dentist is very good, shots
                                                                             should not really be painful. But KNOWING you’re getting a shot is psychologically painful
                                                                             even if you can’t feel the needle--especially for teenagers. By not getting a shot, not feeling the
                                                                             vibration of the drill, and by not hearing the loud drill, kids never become afraid of the den-
                                                                             tist, so they don’t grow up to be adults afraid of the dentist.

                                                                               By incorporating laser technology into our dental practice, we are changing dentistry. It is
                                                                             no longer yesterday’s world of painful shots, large silver mercury fillings, and fearful patients.
                                                                             Lasers have improved the lives of patients and their dentists.
                                                                               Technology is something that makes life better. Better in this case is better clinical results,
                                                                             improved patient comfort, less use of anesthesia and antibiotics.
                                                                              We are proud to be one of the first dentists in Fairfax County to offer this revolutionary tech-
                                                                             nology. Since August 2003, Dr. Fox has completed over 3,000 laser fillings with no needle/no
                                                                             pain/no numbness. If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist because you were nervous
                                                                             about the drill and needle, you don’t have to put it off any longer!

                                                                             For more information about our dental practice please visit our website at

                                                                                                                         LAWRENCE T. FOX, DDS
                                                                                                                                    5200 Lyngate Court
                                                                                                                                   Burke, Virginia 22015
                                                                                                                          Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 7 am - 4 pm
                                                                                                                     New Patients and Emergencies Welcome
                                                                                                                    All types of general dentistry done at our office.                                                                                                            Burke Connection ❖ June 11-17, 2009 ❖ 5

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P         us. Most schools have organized
          events that deter drinking and driv-
          ing around these joyous times, al-
though there have been tragic exceptions in
recent years.
                                                     Addiction and Substance Abuse found that teen
                                                     children of “absentee parents” were four-times
                                                     more likely to abuse substances than children
                                                     in structured homes.
                                                       ❖ Host a party. Host a teen party in your
                                                                                                         alcohol, make sure he or she also knows how
                                                                                                         to avoid getting in a car driven by someone
                                                                                                         who has been drinking.
                                                                                                            ❖ Beware of your civil liability. In most cases,
                                                                                                         it’s unlawful for parents to allow their
                                                                                                                                                                                            Michael O’Connell
                                                                                                                                                                                            Editor / 703-917-6440
                                                                                                                                                                                               Justin Fanizzi
                                                                                                                                                                                             Community Reporter
  Two years ago, on June 14, 2007, four young        own home following guidelines of no drugs or        children’s friends to consume alcohol in their                                      Julia O’Donoghue
women died in on the Beltway in Springfield;         alcohol. Ask another parent to help chaperone;      home. If these same “friends” are later involved                                    Education & Politics
two of them had graduated earlier in the day         when a guest leaves, do not allow them to re-       in a crash, the providing parents may be re-                      
from West Potomac High School, and police                            turn; make your presence            sponsible for injuries, property damages and                                          Ken Moore
reported that alcohol was found in the car.                          known; and if you suspect that      wrongful death. These same parents may also                                        Courts & Projects
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THE SUMMER continues to be the most dan-                             drugs, contact their parents.       delinquency of a minor.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Jason Mackey
gerous time of year for teens and drinking and                         ❖ Instill self-confidence in         ❖ Be a role model. Parents, themselves,                                            Sports Editor
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world beyond high school. Prom is a magi-
                                                  will his date want, whoever she is? Will she
                                                  have her heart set on joining her best friends
                                                  on a double, triple or quadruple date? Will
                                                                                                   A question and an answer play out on a
                                                                                                   median strip in Burke.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Hibbard, Michael O’Connell,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Kemal Kurspahic
                                                                                                                                                                                        Robbie Hammer, Louise Krafft,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Craig Sterbutzel
cal night to be sure, but its anticipation can    she want a more private and romantic date?                                                                                                    Art/Design:
and often does produce euphoria and pain                                 A gal (who we will                                                                                             Zohra Aslami, Geovani Flores,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Laurence Foong, John Heinly,
that dominates the weeks before the magi-                              call Kelsey) must plan                                                                                               John Smith, Stu Moll,
cal event. A young man, with his heart            Commentary what she’s going to                                                                                                                Wayne Shipp
                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Jack Duckworth

                                                                                                                                                                                          Production Manager:
pounding, silently practices the words of an                           wear, often before she                                                                                                     Jean Card
entreaty to a prospective beautiful young                              even has a date — it
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until those words seem to lose all meaning.       most stressful decision is regarding whose                                                                                                   Ann Oliver
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bated breath, each time she meets a poten-        more than one. Should she hold out for Stu’s                                                                                         CONNECTION NEWSPAPERS,
tial suitor in the hallways between classes.      invitation, which might or might not be                                                                                                   Peter Labovitz
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spending their evenings preparing for final       give Joe a timely answer because he will         a four-couple limousine and $120 for dinner for two,                                        Jerry Vernon
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time contemplating and planning for the           she will just die if she tells Joe she will go      Kel will have to pay $250 for a formal, $90 for                      
final social days of high school. The plan-       with him and later that day Stu asks her.        new shoes, $80 for a matching handbag, $120 for                                           Wesley DeBrosse
ning is as complex and daunting as that for         Lucky for her, she sees Stu’s very public      hair shampoo and styling, $40 for a manicure and                                             Controller
Barnum & Bailey’s Big Top.                        invitation in the median strip Monday            $10 for Stu’s boutonniere, for a total of $590.                                            Debbie Funk
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mitted date, if he wants to go solo or en-           “How much is all this going to cost?” each    entertainment with the fulfillment of grand dreams
semble. Does he want to take his date to          wonders.                                         which come with a commensurate total obligation
the prom in his own junk car, or daddy’s            Stu will have to come up with $130 for         of $1,180 to be paid, most likely, by mommy and
borrowed car, or instead, does he want to         two prom tickets, $150 for a tuxedo rental,      daddy’s Visas or MasterCards.
6 ❖ Burke Connection ❖ June 11-17, 2009                                                                                                                                    
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From Page 4                                      boys’ basketball team went 20-5 this past season and
                                                 garnered several awards from the National Christian
  puppies until the pups are old enough to be pro-
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                                                                                                                                                Photo by Justin Fanizzi/The Connection
                                          A photo of a townhome in Masonvale.

                                          GMU Construction
                                          From Page 3
                                                                                                       The residents of George Mason Forest
                                            the people living there would be work-                  have also said that the storm water runoff
                                          ing on campus and therefore would be us-                  from the construction site has had some
                                          ing the campus shuttle service to get from                unwelcome effects on the environment. The
                                          their homes to their jobs.                                community owns an 11-acre common land
                                            Though Calhoun promised the residents                   through which Little Rabbit Run Stream
                                          in attendance that the University would do                flows and, because of all the construction
                                          everything it could to appease them, the sur-             on Masonvale, the stream has become in-
                                          rounding communities still have concerns                  undated with silt and is no longer clear.
                                          over the changes that the construction will                  “That stream is normally clear and since
                                          bring.                                                    the construction started, it looks like choco-
                                                                                                    late milk,” Bluhm said. “What used to be a
                                          EVEN THOUGH a new entrance is                             crystal clear stream is no longer there.”
                                          planned, the primary concern is the in-                      In addition to the discoloration of the
                                          creased traffic flow coming to and from the               stream, Bluhm said that a couple of bridges
                                          university. Meeting attendees stated that                 over the stream are in danger due to ero-
                                          with the increased enrollment of the last                 sion caused by the increased water flow. If
                                          couple of years and the planned construc-                 the bridges end up needing to be repaired,
                                          tion has resulted in congested roads, mak-                then the money to do so would have to
                                          ing it difficult for residents to drive around            come from the community’s treasury, which
                                          their homes.                                              is funded through community dues.
                                             Tena Bluhm, president of the George                       Bluhm said that the university told the
                                          Mason Forest community, said that only two                neighborhood that it would take steps to
                                          entrances and exits exist to enter and leave              curb the water flow and the influx of slit
                                          the neighborhood off of Braddock Road.                    that is being released, and that until then,
                                          With the increased amount of traffic, trav-               the residents can do nothing but wait.
                                          eling on the road has become an issue.                       “We have been assured by GMU reps that
                                             “It is definitively the biggest problem [we            they would look into having contractors put
                                          have],” Bluhm said. “When classes change,                 up silt barriers,” Bluhm said. “There’s been
                                          the volume of traffic increases substantially             a lot of unexpected rain, which hasn’t
                                          and during evening rush hour, it is nearly                helped, but I really hope they do put up the
                                          impossible to get out of our subdivision.”                barriers.”

                                               Soccer Tryouts                                       travelteampages/apex. For tryout
                                                  The Apex, a U-14 girls’ travel soc-               times, call coach Rice at 703-869-1419.
                                               cer team with Burke AC, is looking for
                                               another striker born on or after Aug.
                                               1, 1995 for the fall 2009 season. The                Soccer Camp
                                               team is coached by Larry Rice. Apex                     Paul VI High School will host a girls’
                                               is a five-year-old, family-oriented team             soccer camp July 6-10 from 9 a.m.-
                                               with remarkable chemistry, a great                   3p.m, with a 10:1 camper-to-staff ra-
                                               goalie and rock-solid defense. For                   tio. To learn more, call the Paul VI ath-
                                               more information on the team, visit                  letic department at 703-352-0927, ext.
                                               w w w. b u r k e a t h l e t i c c l u b . o r g /   503.

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             Camps & Schools                                                                                                                          Success
                                                                                                                                                      comes to
                                                                                                                                                      those who
                                                                                                                                                      are too busy
                                                                                                                                                      to be looking
                                                                                                                                                      for it.
                                                                                                                                                       —Henry David

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for best musical, lead                                     Four years ago, Robinson won six Cappies, includ-
                                                         ing Best Play, for “Metamorphoses.” Sunday night,
actor, among others.                                     said Rome, “When the numbers started to climb and
                                                         the kids were keeping count, I hadn’t realized how
                               By Bonnie Hobbs           under the shadow of ‘Morph’ they felt. They really                                   
                                   The Connection        wanted to beat that total. Talk about the cherry on
                                                         top of the frosting on the cake. And with this show, I
                 inning for Best Musical and Lead Ac-    confess, I really wanted to win the big one.”

W                tor, Robinson Secondary captured a
                 school-record seven victories Sunday
                 night at the 10th annual Cappies Gala
at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for its
production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
                                                         BACKSTAGE, overjoyed with their victory for Best
                                                         Musical, the students who’d accepted the star-topped
                                                         trophy for Robinson excitedly passed it around, from
                                                         person to person, taking turns holding it. “I’m so
  As the fiddler, freshman Jose Justiniano took home     proud, I’m crying,” said co-stage manager Paige Ford.
two trophies – one for Cameo Actor and one for Cre-      “There’s no award for stage manager, so it makes my
ativity – and Eric Fischer, who portrayed patriarch      day, my world, to go on stage for this. Everyone
Tevye, won the Cappie for Lead Actor in a Musical.       worked so hard; I feel like a mother hen — all my
As for Director Chip Rome, he’s as proud as can be       babies have grown up.”
of his entire cast and crew.                               Co-stage manager Sam Wharton said he felt “over-
  “It was a very exciting night. I’m exhausted,” he      whelmed, excited and thankful.” Assistant director
said Monday, after directing the entire Cappies Gala.
“It was gratifying to win this. Now we can hang ban-                                 See Record, Page 10

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                           Camps & Schools

‘Fiddler’ Garners Seven Cappie Awards
From Page 9                                                         “I’m too excited to think,” he said.
                                                                    Piper Hillman said doing the choreogra-
   Emily Nice was “ecstatic.” She said ev-                       phy was “a really fun experience, working
erything in the play fit together “like a                        with everyone, and I’m grateful for all their
puzzle we solved.”                                               cooperation and talent.”
   Technical director Mimi Lynch was also                           “It was all Piper,” said Russell. “I did fight
thrilled. “The past three years, we were                         [choreography] and she did dance, and it
nominated for best play or musical, but

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Steve Hibbard/The Connection
                                                                 really was a great team effort.”
hadn’t won,” she said. “But this was a fan-                         Piper Hillman also designed the set and,
tastic show and everyone put in 100 per-                         although Stone Bridge won that award,
cent. It was a huge group effort. There were                     Rome said he was “particularly proud of our
102 people in the production and everyone                        set [because] it contributed to our sense
really cared about the show and had a genu-                      that this was a quality production. So when
ine passion and desire for it to succeed.”                       Piper won for choreography, I told her, in
   Senior Eric Fischer said he felt                              my head, it was for set design, as well.”
lightheaded after capturing the Cappie for                          When Jose Justiniano won his first award
Lead Actor in a Musical winner. “There was                       of the night, for Cameo Actor, he was both
good energy throughout the entire show,                          ecstatic and amazed. “I’m just a pit orches-
so I’m glad it culminated in so many awards,                     tra player who happened to be first chair
including mine,” he said. “I thank my fam-                       and could play the solos,” he said.
ily and friends, plus Mr. Rome because he                           Later, after taking the Cappie for techni-
gives us so much drive and is the closest                        cal Creativity, Justiniano was equally in-
connection I have to a professional in the-                      credulous. “Two – what in the world?” he                      Best Costumes, from left, Jessica Kiraly, Karly Hirst and Parker Williams,
ater.”                                                           asked. “I was only expecting to get the med-                  Robinson Secondary School, ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’
                                                                 als and have the honor of watching my
SUNDAY WAS also a big night for the                              friends win. But that’s the way God works.                    said Williams afterward. “I was not expect-         photos. “They just screamed and screamed,”
Hillman family of Clifton, with sophomore                        It’s such a huge privilege to work with ev-                   ing it, at all,” said Hirst. “It’s such an honor,   said Rome. “They had so much energy, they
Logan Hillman winning the Cappie for Male                        eryone in the cast and crew. I’m just a mod-                  though, and our cast was so supportive.”            couldn’t contain themselves.”
Dancer and his sister Piper, a senior, win-                      est, little, violin player.”                                    “I’m happy,” said Kiraly. “All the work paid        Overall, said Rome, Sunday was a great
ning one for Choreography, along with Sa-                           Also receiving a Cappie, for Costumes,                     off.”                                               night. “I wish this sort of excitement on all
rah Russell. Dancing for four years, Logan                       were Karly Hirst, Jessica Kiraly and Parker                     When the ceremony was over, the                   my colleagues, who deserve it, because
Hillman dubbed his victory “awesome.”                            Williams. “I’m shocked, still in disbelief,”                  Robinson students gathered outside for              they’re all doing excellent work.”

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   To have community events listed, send       Melodime performs as part of the              Books! The Magic Is Real! 1:30 p.m.
to or             Braddock Nights summer concert                 at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke
call 703-917-6459 with questions. Dead-          series 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Royal Lake           Lake Road, Burke. Magician Joe
line for calendar listings is two weeks          Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive,                 Romano brings books to life through
prior to event.                                  Fairfax. The band just released their          magic and illusion. All ages. 703-978-
                                                 debut album. Their song “Sweet                 5600.
                                                 Contentment” was featured on Fox’s          Summer Reading Program Sneak
THURSDAY/JUNE 11                                 primetime show, “So You Think You              Peek. 1 p.m. at the Pohick Regional
“Greater Tuna,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax             Can Dance.” Free. Concerts are                 Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road,
   High School, 3501 Rebel Run,                  cancelled if it is raining. If there is a      Burke. A magic show with Louis
   Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or                      threat of bad weather, call 703-324-           Meyer of Child Time Magic, book                            SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the              talks and refreshments to celebrate
King Teddy, 8-10 p.m. at the Old                 start of the show for cancellation             the beginning of the Summer
   Town Hall, 3999 University Dr,                updates. For more, call 703-324-8702           Reading Program. 703-644-7333.
   Fairfax. Complimentary swing lesson,          or visit             Fairfax County Master Gardeners
   7:30 p.m. $10 per person. 703-424-            parks/performances/.                           Association, Inc. 10 a.m. at the
   1745 or                                                                                      City of Fairfax Regional Library,
Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. at the
   Pohick Regional Library,
   6450 Sydenstricker Road,
                                                                                             Feminist Film
   Burke. Learn the rules and                                                                The Republican Women of
   strategy; play the game. Age                                                              Clifton is a hosting private
   6-14. 703-644-7333.
Where Do We Go From                                                                          viewing of the movie ‘Iron
   Here? 10:30 a.m. at the City                                                              Jawed Angels,’ on Monday,
   of Fairfax Regional Library,                                                              June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at
   10360 North St., Fairfax.
   Stories and activities. Age 3-5                                                           the home theater of one of
   with adult. 703-293-6227.                                                                 its members. The film is
Afternoon Reading Group.                                                                     based on political activists
   1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax
   Regional Library, 10360                                                                   Alice Paul and Lucy Burns
   North St., Fairfax. The Places                                                            as they use peaceful and
   In Between by Rory Stewart.                                                               effective strategies, tactics,
   Adults. 703-293-6227.
Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m.                                                                  and dialogues to revolu-
   at the City of Fairfax                                                                    tionize the American femi-
   Regional Library, 10360                                                                   nist movement to obtain
   North St., Fairfax. Search for
   ancestors using the library’s                                                             the right to vote. To learn
   genealogy databases and                                                                   more about the RWC or to
   other free Internet databases.                                                            find out the location, go to
   Adults. 703-293-6227.
Sex & Missiles. 8 p.m. At                                                          
   Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple
   Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-
   255-1566 or                                                             10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-
                                               SATURDAY/JUNE 13                                6227.
                                               The Theater of the First                      SummerFest, a celebration of
FRIDAY/JUNE 12                                    Amendment Discovery Artists                  community, fellowship, music and
“Greater Tuna,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax              Series, in TheaterSpace at the               the arts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Burke
   High School, 3501 Rebel Run,                   George Mason University Center for           United Methodist Church. Open to
   Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or                       the Arts in Fairfax. Featured readings       everyone. Arts and crafts vendors,                             include ‘The Bay of Fundy’ by Sherry         five bands, a moonbouce and more,
Louis Fabrizi (CD Release Show)                   Kramer at 12 p.m., ‘Refugee Blues’ by        grilled food and drink. Web site.
   and The OK Corral. 6 p.m. and                  Wendy L. Anderson at 3 p.m., and    Any donations
   DMV Showcase Vol. 5, Sketch, Jett              ‘24, 7, 365’ by Jennifer L. Nelson at 6      received at the event go to funding
   Black and more at 9:30 p.m., at                p.m. Free.                                   church ministries.
   Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E.,             Tim Harmon 5K Run/Walk. 8:30
   Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the          “Greater Tuna,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax            a.m. at the Fairfax County
   door. 703-255-1566 or                          High School, 3501 Rebel Run,                 Government Center, 12000                            Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or                     Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
City of Fairfax Concert Band                                       The Fairfax-Falls Church Community
   performs 7:30-8:30 p.m., as part of         Meet authors Laura Elliott at 11                Services Board’s Alcohol and Drug
   the free Braddock Nights summer                a.m. and John Gilstrap 2:30 p.m. at          Services program sponsors the event
   concert series at Lake Accotink Park,          the Burke Centre Library Anniversary         to raise awareness of Hepatitis C and
   7500 Accotink Park Road,                       Celebration, Burke Centre Library,           substance abuse in the community
   Springfield. Free. Concerts are                5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Free.            and to honor the memory of Tim
   cancelled if it is raining. If there is a      703-249-1520.                                Harmon who served as director of
   threat of bad weather, call 703-324-        Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.              CSB Alcohol and Drug Services
   SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the              at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke        Residential Services. Registration and
   start of the show for cancellation             Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax                packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m.
   updates. For more, call 703-324-8702           County Master Gardeners Association          The race will take place on a certified
   or visit                gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-      course and is spectator friendly.
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                    Prom 2009

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     Jen Grottle arrives at the W.T.           Mike Caldwell and Olga Korostelina share a
     Woodson Prom 2009.                        dance as king and queen of the prom.
                                                                                                                                         Aaron James dances at the W.T. Woodson Prom.

The Big Night                                                         Woodson students hit the
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                                                                                                                                                Burke Connection Sports Editor Jason Mackey
                                Sports                                                                                                     703-917-6438 or

Renner-Led Spartans Fall Just Short
                                                                                                       West Springfield baseball falls to Menchville,
                                                                                                       6-5, in Virginia AAA state semifinals.
                                                                                                                            By Jason Mackey          win,” said Renner, who previously started
                                                                                                                                The Connection       at shortstop but this year shifted to center
                                                                                                                                                     field. “I want to make sure my team has a
                                                                                                                 ryn Renner was the last to leave    chance to win. If that means I have to go 0-

                                                                                                       B         West Springfield’s dugout early
                                                                                                                 last Saturday evening, June 6. His
                                                                                                                 baseball team had just suffered a
                                                                                                       crushing 6-5 defeat to Menchville in the
                                                                                                       Virginia AAA state semifinals, and Renner,
                                                                                                                                                     for-4 and make catches in the outfield, I’ll
                                                                                                                                                     do it. I just want to get the win.”
                                                                                                                                                        Renner did all he could. All the Spartans
                                                                                                                                                     did. No one wanted this historic season to
                                                                                                                                                     end. The Spartans won 23 games in 2009
                                                                                                       with his head down, held two bats in his      and lost only once — on Saturday — in the
                                                                                                       left hand and had a red duffel bag slung      state of Virginia. The team won its first Pa-
                                                                                                       over his right shoulder.                      triot District title since 2005, and it held its
                                                                                                         For the 2 hours                                                         first Northern Re-
                                                                                                       and 20 minutes be-                                                        gion trophy since
                                                                                                       fore that moment,      “He’s been doing it for us                         1998, the first dur-
                                                                                                       the weight Renner                                                         ing James’ five-year
                                                                                                       carried was immea-
                                                                                                                              all year. He’s just a                              tenure.
                                                                                                       surable.         West
                                                                                                       Springfield’s unques-
                                                                                                                              special athlete.”                                WEST SPRING-
                                                                                                       tioned        leader,                      — John James, coach, FIELD had not
                                                                                                       Renner collected                            West Springfield High reached this point
                                                                                                       four hits, drove in                                                     solely because of
                                                                                                       three runs and                                                          Renner. Two pitch-
                                                                                                       scored twice. Those associated with the ers, righties Mike Kent and Bobby Wahl, had
                                                                                                       Spartans’ program had come to expect an turned in one dominant performance after
                                                                                                       heroic effort from Renner.                     another, with Kent tossing a complete-game
                                                                                                         “He’s been doing it for us all year,” head gem during the Spartans’ region title game
                                                                                                       coach John James said. “He’s just a special against Lake Braddock and Wahl steadying
                                                                                                       athlete.”                                      himself enough three days later in a state
                                                                                                         Special enough that Renner, as a ritual, quarterfinal victory over Deep Run. A week
                                                                                                       pulls his team into center field before ev- earlier, Wahl tossed nine innings of one-run
                                                                                                       ery game and leads a prayer session. Spe- ball during an extra-inning region semifi-
                                                                                                       cial enough that, at his direction, the Spar- nal win over Chantilly.
File Photo

                                                                                                       tans color their hats and spikes with enough     The Spartans have benefited from a
                                                                                                       orange ink that you’d think they were spon- wealth of offensive contributions, too. Take
                                                                                                       sored by Sharpie. Special enough that when a look at one of James’ lineup cards, and its
                                                                                                       his team needed not only offense but a occupants have all had significant moments.
             During the West Springfield baseball team’s Virginia AAA state semifi-                    heartbeat, Renner provided both.
             nal loss to Menchville over the weekend, senior Bryn Renner went 4-                         “I just want to do whatever it takes to                       See Spartans, Page 14
             for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

              Rams Shocked                                wanted — it to. Chantilly raced out to a
                                                          seven-goal lead before Robinson got on
              In Final                                    the board, which happened after a
                                                          Courtney Coleman goal with 12 min-
                Robinson girls’ lacrosse coach Alison     utes, 27 seconds left in the first half.
              Neun approached each one of her play-          But the Chargers went on another
              ers following this past Sunday’s stun-      five-goal run and had a 12-1 lead with
              ning 13-4 loss to Chantilly in the Vir-     9 minutes to play. Robinson (17-4)
              ginia AAA state title game. Though          scored three of the game’s final four
              Neun was aware that words wouldn’t                       goals, making one last push
              make the pain subside, she                               behind     scores      from
              reassured her team that it                               Coleman, Tory Barron and
              wouldn’t be judged on one Week in           Sports Katie McHugh.
              day’s performance.                                          “They could’ve given up
                “I told these girls, you re-              when this team went ahead on them,
              ally don’t measure your career by tro-      but instead of giving up, they just kept
              phies, because if you did only, these two   on fighting,” Neun said. “I’m really
              teams would be happy with what                                                           West Springfield’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes has recognized Joey
                                                          proud of them for doing that.”               DeSantis, left, (football) and Danielle O’Brien, right, (field hockey,
              they’ve done,” Neun said. “And these           Of course if Neun was looking to mea-
              girls from the start had so much heart.”                                                 soccer and gymnastics) as the group’s Male and Female Athletes of the
                                                          sure her team’s season by trophies, those    Year. Boys’ lacrosse coach Scott Settar, second from right, was named
                The state final unfolded completely       two commemorating the Rams’
              opposite of how anyone wearing blue                                                      the Coach of the Year. Also pictured is Todd Lalich, second from left.
                                                          Concorde District and Northern Region        These three were selected for their integrity, service and teamwork in
              and gold would’ve expected — or             title game victories would surely suffice.   the field, classroom and in the community. Past winners of this award
                                                                                                       have included Joe Saunders, Bryn Renner, Peter Lalich, Kara Lawson
                                                                                                       and Meghan Ogilvie.                                                                                                                        Burke Connection ❖ June 11-17, 2009 ❖ 13
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  FIRST CLASS MAILED                                                                                         From Page 13                                             first-inning home run Saturday against Kent. With
                                                                                                                                                                      the count 0-1, Lake pounded the next pitch he saw
  SUBSCRIPTIONS are now available                                                                              Shortstop Trevor Snook’s squeeze bunt captured over the 24-foot fence in center, giving the Monarchs
                                                                                                             that district title, mercilessly ending a 16-inning, a 2-0 lead.
  for the first time with timely postal carrier                                                              two-day marathon with South County.                         But West Springfield had some power on reserve.
  delivery: $30 for six months. Help us meet the costs                                                         Tucker Tobin, the team’s catcher, hit home runs in With Renner and Morgan answering with shots of
  of providing first-rate community journalism on                                                            both the region final and against Deep Run, totaling their own, the game was tied at two entering the
  newsprint to your household.                                                                               eight RBIs during the Saturday-to-Tuesday stretch. bottom of the third inning. After Stallings singled and
                                                                                                             Charlie Morgan, the team’s third baseman, hit a tape- second baseman Bubba Self reached on a fielder’s
         Call 703-917-6480 or e-mail circulation@
                                                                                                             measure shot over the center field                                           choice, Renner’s double down the
                                                                           fence in the first inning Saturday,                                          left field line scored the Spartans’
                                                                                                             which followed Renner’s homer to
                                                                                                             left and tied the score at two.
                                                                                                                                                         “We kept fighting                third run. Then Morgan, with a 1-
                                                                                                                                                                                          1 count, laced a single to score

   OPEN HOUSES                                                                                                 “There’s nothing to be disap-
                                                                                                             pointed about,” James said. “We
                                                                                                             showed tremendous heart. We
                                                                                                                                                         the whole time.”                 Renner.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The Spartans’ 4-2 lead would
                                                                                                                                                              — John James, coach, gradually disappear, though. With
             SAT./SUN. JUNE 13 & 14                                                                          showed tremendous character all                   West Springfield High single runs in the fourth and fifth
                                                                                                             year. There’s nothing to be disap-                                           innings, Menchville tied it up.
                                                                                                             pointed about with these guys.”                          Then, after the Monarchs had runners on second and
                                                                                                               Renner was one of five seniors that James started third with one out in the sixth, Jeff Gray’s single to
                                                                                                             against Menchville. Tobin, Kent, outfielder Andy right field scored two, making it 6-4.
                                                                                                             Stallings and first baseman Richie McMahon were             West Springfield fought back. Despite two swing-
                                                                                                             the others. That core group has started for three ing strikeouts in the bottom of the seventh, Self
                                                                                                             years, every year realizing that this season’s title run reached on a well-placed bunt, advanced to second
                                                                                                             would come.                                              on a balk and scored when Renner singled three
                                                                                                               “I feel we really took a big step as a baseball pro- pitches later, bringing the Spartans to within a run.
                                                                                                             gram, and as a whole school,” Renner said. “We re- But Morgan’s swinging strikeout would later end it.
                                                                                                             ally stepped up. Our senior class really took it upon       With West Springfield’s loss, a Northern Region
                                                                                                             ourselves since freshman year and said that we re- team has not captured a state championship since
                                                                                                             ally wanted to go far.”                                  Madison did it in 2002.
                                                                                                                                                                         “We kept fighting the whole time,” James said, “but
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               703-437-3037                                                     your                                                                                                                                               Dorothy E Darling                   SUMMONS AND
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   HEIRS-AT-LAW OF HOWARD N. DARLING
                                                                                                                                 Rockville                                                                                         and all persons unknown who are or
                                                                             Ashburn Cascades
                                                                                                                          5                                                                                                        might to claim to be heirs-at-law of Howard N.
        ROOFING                            ROOFING                                                              Great
                                                                                                                                   Bethesda Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Darling, all such unknown persons being collectively
                                                                                   1        Herndon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   designated as JOHN DOE and MARY DOE, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   any unknown persons in the Armed Forces of the
                                                                                                      Oakton    6                                   Washington,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   United States of America, any minors, persons non
                                                                                              4                                                        D.C.                                                                        compos mentis and persons under a disability of any kind
                                                                                                               Fairfax                                                                                                             of nature who might claim to be heirs-at-law or
                                                                                  Clifton                                                                                                                                          Howard N. Darling.
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                                                                          candidates where                                                                                                                                         Petition to Determine Heirs, a copy of which is herewith served
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                                                                          they live.                                                                                                                                               Determine Heirs on the subscriber at his office at 4702 Oleand-
              All Major Roof Types                                                                                                                                                                                                 er Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, within thirty (30) days of
                                                                        • Reach readers in
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                                                                        • Proven results.                                                                                                                                                                  Attorney for Petitioner,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dorothy E. Darling
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                                                                                                                         From Page 3                                    primary voters were most concerned with
   FRIPP ISLAND, SC            We consign/pay top $ for
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     FRONT VILLA                 including mid century &      Reading & writing                                          ginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell for       McDonnell in the fall.
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                                furniture, sterling, mens       can be fun.
                                                                                         evenings, Back-up care &        the second time in a general election this       “A lot of people assume that hard-core
  to $2700 Weeks avail.
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                                 clocks, jewelry, costume
   8/22,8/29 Call Sharon        jewelry, etc. Call Schefer                             welcome. Large yard for lots of     McDonnell beat Deeds by just 323 votes       core Republicans and they are not. Demo-
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                                                                                                                         est election in the history of Virginia.       over social policy,” said Surovell.
21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements 21 Announcements                                                        In that election, Deeds carried Fairfax        “They may not agree with Creigh’s vot-
                                                                                                                         County four years ago by a healthy margin      ing record on guns and gay marriage but a
                                                                                                                         of 57 percent to McDonnell’s 42 percent.       lot of Democrats recognize that the rest of
                                  TAX NOTICE                                                                             McDonnell said he intends to close that gap    the state doesn’t think like Fairfax County
                                                                                                                         of support between him and Deeds in            and Arlington,” he added.
                                CITY OF FAIRFAX                                                                          Fairfax, where approximately one in seven        Deeds did pick up a lot of support in
                                                                                                                         Virginia voters lives.                         Fairfax’s more conservative, Republican-
                                                                                                                           “I will make sure people know I am the       leaning like Clifton, Fairfax Station and
                                   REAL ESTATE TAX                                                                       original Fairfax resident and I intend to      Newgate South. But one of his largest pre-
                                                                                                                         spend a lot more time up here,” said           cinct wins — getting 65 percent of the vote
                                  PAYMENTS ARE DUE                                                                       McDonnell, who grew up in the Mount            at the Sunrise Valley Elementary School —
                                                                                                                         Vernon area.                                   came in Reston, one of Fairfax’s most so-
                                                                                                                           In the aftermath of primary, both Moran      cially liberal communities.
                 Real Estate tax bills have been mailed and are due                                                      and McAuliffe endorsed Deeds and encour-
                                              June 22, 2009                                                              aged their supporters to throw their sup-
                                                                                                                         port behind the Democratic nominee.
                                                                                                                                                                        SEVERAL DEEDS SUPPORTERS said the
                                                                                                                                                                        campaign began to gain momentum and
                                                                                                                           In 2005, McDonnell outspent Deeds $5.9       attention in Northern Virginia after The
                                                                                                                         million to $3.1 million in the attorney        Washington Post editorial board endorsed
                     LATE PAYMENT PENALTY                                                                                general’s race. And Deeds still came very      the candidate on May 22.
                                                                                                                         close to beating McDonnell, which proves          “That was definitely a turning point for
                                                                                                                         he can win a general election against the      us. … I took him around Viva Vienna! [fes-
 To avoid a 10% late payment penalty and interest charges, payment                                                       Republican, he said.                           tival] the weekend after the endorsement
                                                                                                                           Many Northern Virginia voters also said      came out and I was amazed at how many
in full must be made in person or postmarked by close of business on                                                     they were not concerned Deed had lost to       people came up to him and said they were
                                                                                                                         McDonnell in a previous statewide race. As     voting for him,” said Petersen.
                                                                                                                         a rural Virginian, Deeds would be able to         In days leading up to the election, the
                                            June 22, 2009                                                                attract a broader base of support to the
                                                                                                                         Democratic Party ticket, they said.
                                                                                                                                                                        newspaper also followed up with two more
                                                                                                                                                                        editorial columns praising Deeds, including
                                                                                                                           “We need a candidate who has been a part     one admonishing the Moran campaign for
                                                                                                                         of the Virginia government and is a good       being “misleading” about Deeds’ record on
                     Taxes may be paid in person Monday – Friday                                                         match against McDonnell,” said Paul            gun control.
                                8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                                                   Honigberg, a McLean resident who was              Primary voters said Deeds support for in-
                                                                                                                         considering voting for Deeds.                  creasing Northern Virginia’s state transpor-
                       Treasurer’s Office, Room 234, City Hall                                                                                                          tation funding was important.
                                                                                                                         JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, Deeds was                   In 2008, Deeds supported a failed bill that
                                                                                                                         lagging behind McAuliffe and Moran in          would have raised the gas tax statewide to
                                          IMPORTANT                                                                      polls and considered a long shot to win the    provide more transportation funding, even
                                                                                                                         primary, particularly in voter-rich Northern   though many of his own constituents were
                                                                                                                         Virginia.                                      unhappy with the decision. Moran did not
                          Even if you do not receive a bill,                                                                As of May 27, McAuliffe had raised $5.7     support the plan, in part because he did not
                                                                                                                         million to Deeds’ $2.3 million and Moran’s     believe it would be politically viable as a
                 you are responsible for paying real estate taxes by                                                     $3 million. Several said the prolific          time when gas prices were reaching record
                  June 22, 2009 to avoid late payment penalties                                                          fundraiser would be able to overwhelm the      highs.
                                                                                                                         other candidates with staff and advertising.      “I think Deeds has a better record on the
                                                                                                                            Moran also had more name recognition        issues like transportation that affect us than
              For Additional Information, please call 703-385-7904                                                       than Deeds in Northern Virginia. He had        the other candidates,” said Carolyn Lee
                                                                                                                         been a local delegate to the state legisla-    Decker, a Fairfax Station resident who voted
                                                                                                                         ture and his older brother, U.S. Rep. Jim      for Deeds.
                                                                                                                         Moran (D-8), is a popular local congress-         Among the runners up, Moran outper-
                                                                                                                         man.                                           formed McAuliffe in Fairfax County, despite
                                                                                                                            Others said Deeds would also be too con-    losing to him overall in Virginia.
                                                                                                                         servative for the Democratic primary vot-         The former delegate won about six Fairfax
                                                                                                                         ers of Northern Virginia.                      precincts that directly abut or are very close
                                                                                                                            Deeds had voted in favor of bill that       to the City of Alexandria, which he used to
                                                                                                                         would have allowed people to wear con-         represent. He also performed about seven
                                                                                                                         cealed guns in bars, a measure that Gov.       percentage points higher — for a total of
                                                                                                                         Tim Kaine (D) vetoed and the Fairfax           35.43 percent overall — in those Fairfax
                                                                                                                         County government actively lobbied against     County polling stations than overlap with
                                                                                                                         this year. The state senator had also voted    his brother’s congressional district.
                                                                                                                         in favor of changing the Virginia constitu-       McAuliffe did not earn more than 45 per-
                                                                                                                         tion to define marriage as between a man       cent of the vote at any Fairfax County poll-
                                                                                                                         and a woman, thereby limiting same sex         ing station but won about still won about
    E-mail:                                                                          partner benefits.                              three precincts. His strongest support was
                                                                                                                            But Fairfax County Democratic Commit-       found in parts of Herndon, Lorton and
                                                                                                                         tee chair Scott Surovell said Democratic       Centreville.
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     Stately 5,200 SF Colonial with expansive 2 story ceilings, rich                                                         ances. Super deck                                                       open kitchen*                  in 2009........possibly as part
     Italian marble, 1st floor master BR, media room w/ pool table &      off kitchen and family room. Very well kept original owner home and     2 car gar*large level lot*laundry on upper level*huge mstr bed-                      of cash down payment.
     wet bar! Walk to VRE station! See virtual tour on line!              very clean. Ready for you to move into. Lawn mower & snow thrower       room w/2 walk-ins* Close to Dahlgren Naval Base*Potomac River
            703-967-8700                         can convey! For an appointment to view call Laura at 703-380-8993.                       Call Buzz for an appointment.                          Call me for full details.........703-981-3277

                                         ANN & HAL GRAINGER, CRS                                                                                                           Barbara Nowak                                            Catie & Steve
                                                Assoc. Broker, 32+ Years of RE Experience                                                                                  & Gerry Staudte                                    Direct: 703-278-9313
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                                                                                                                        Fairfax Station                                                     Stafford $110,000                                                            Woodbridge
                                                                                                                             $975,000                                                       Close to Quantico                                                               $220,000
                                                                                                                           Just Listed!                                                     Sunny 2 Br, 1 BA                                                          The most spectacu-
                                                                                                                        Stunning home,                                                                                                                                lar townhouse at
                                                                                                                        lovingly main-                                                      TH with long, 3-car                                                       an extraordinary
                                                                                                                        tained & updated                                                    driveway makes                                                            price! These own-
                                                                                                                        by original own-                                                    convenient all the                                                        ers have spared
      Clifton                                                  $899,900                                                 ers, located in                                                     way around! Large                                                         nothing to update
                      Classic Clifton Estate Home!                        sought after Devereux Station minutes to public transporta-                                                       fended in yard with                                                       this lovely home.
      Gorgeous custom home sited on 5 private acres w/circular Drive.3    tion & all amenities. 4BR, 4BA, open floor plan, freshly                                                                                      Gleaming hardwood floors on the main level, extra cabinetry
                                                                                                                                                                                            shed. Also available        in the kitchen, ceramic tile and built-ins, 1 car garage ... &
      sides brick, 4BR, 2.5BA, kitchen & baths recently updated. 10’      painted, upgraded kitchen & baths, hardwood floors, gener-
      ceilings. Walkout basement, main lvl library, side load garage.     ous room sizes, natural gas utilities. Beautiful 5 acre lot on                                                    for rent at $1,100.         this home is pristine. This town home is just steps from all of
      Extensive landscaping & covered storage for boat or trailer.        private cul-de-sac. It’s great!!                                                                                     Call Barbara             Lake Terrapin’s fabulous amenities ... like the clubhouse,
              See this property at                          See this property at                                                                       703-473-1803             pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and of course, the lake!

                                          Call Dale Gabardy at 703-425-8000 • Email:
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