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June 29, 2002

I am writing to remind you about my get together this a.m. (for those of you who forgot and go online when you rise-- even on Saturdays).

Four special VIPs that I know you will be happy to meet and see and salute heartily and enthusiastically have confirmed. I am told that there is a chance more special VIPs may show up depending on circumstances at exactly 8:30 a.m.

That's all I can say right now.

reminder from previous e-mail alert

BIG EVENT JUNE 29

THANK YOU to those of you who are coming to my fundraising breakfast for Supervisor, Saturday June 29. There will be some special vip guests who are real heros. There will be some food for you and me to enjoy and everybody will be introduced if they wish to be. There will be a hearty breakfast at 8:30 A.M. Please tell me how many breakfasts I should order for you. This is the event for those you who HATE to go out at night time or on weeknights.

Where: GLORY DAYS GRILL in Sterling, at the intersection of Dranesville Road and Route 7. Bring $35 as a donation.
Thanks.

NEW LIGHTING ORDINANCES to be voted on Monday

BRING IN FORCES OF DARKNESS

Yes, I really have to tell you something that is very upsetting to me. The Board of Supervisors is being asked by Peidmont Environmental Council leader and spouse of Voters to Stop Sprawl founder Joe, Peggy Maio, and other environmentalists to regulate lighting in Loudoun County on Monday. I know I wrote you about the Wall at Park View HS earlier. But the leftists are writing and proposing to protect the DARK SKY. This is not a joke.

Further, Sugarland District Supervisor Bill Bogard's Planning Commissioner Appointee is seeking to have these regulations brought foreward during the current ordinance review. Proposed lighting ordinances were distributed and Board members are being asked by e-mail to support them on Monday.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED

The regulations as proposed by Supervisor Bogard's Commissioner (and that he is being asked to introduce on Monday) plainly regulate Christmas Decorations which dominate Sterling during the Christmas season. The regs refer to "typical low wattage ....lamps". Well in Sterling, we have ATYPICAL and HIGH WATTAGE lights during the Christmas season. The nativity scenes have spotlamps from every direction.

THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT A "NUCLEAR SANTA FREE" ZONE

One local editor John Geddie of the Loudoun Easterner writes every year about "the nuclear Santa" which is an old Santa Claus with a very bright light bulb inside of it. The Color is gone from the Santa so it shines realy bright. This "nuclear Santa" would be illegal as would hundreds of other lighting decorations that are old. The government may make our Sterling area a "nuclear Santa-free zone".

I WILL OPPOSE THIS ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS IN JULY

I do not support regulations that even hint at regulating Christmas Lights. I will move to strike the words restricting Christmas lights in Loudoun County. I will move to say "There will be no regulations of Christmas lights or other seasonal lights on residential property from Thanksgiving through January 15."

I have to stop here and keep you posted.

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