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September 21, 2002

CELEBRATE STERLING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

I am hoping you will meet me at the Pacific Rim Restaurant this Tuesday night.

Sterling has stood for a lot of things, now it is time to celebrate Sterling. Sterling has given us all a place to be in a time of storm. A wonderful oasis in a dry world. 78 per cent of Sterling voted against the proposed meals tax. Now we are preparing to vote against the proposed sales tax increase.

I am grateful to those of you who have already RSVPed and said you are coming Many have sent money. Thank you for that. Some are not coming but sent money. Thank you. Some have recommended me to call others. I have called many on the phone. I am calling people, visiting people, writing people in the mail and also sending e-mails.

It is a big help to me and I appreciate it. It makes a difference. If you did not respond, please do so today. The Celebrate Sterling party is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24th. The restaurant is located at Cascades Parkway and Route 7.

Please bring a check book and write a $5,000 check if you can. Of course if you can not give that amount, please consider $2500, $1,000 or $500. If you can not give that, please consider $250, $100, $50 or at least $25. If you can not come Tuesday, please send a check to Friends of Delgaudio, P.O. Box 1222 Sterling, Va. 20167.

I know that most of you are extremely busy. I assure you that this event is necessary and will make a very big difference in keeping me alive politically. Don't allow anything to give you pause or doubt that I am totally (repeat totally) dependent on your help. Thanks.

TODAY, Yesterday and Tomorrow IN STERLING

There was a giant Yard Sale in Sterling at the Briar Patch Park and I greeted hundreds of people for two hours. Tomorrow I will be at a large Church picnic at Algonquian Park. I will be outside the Park View High School for their Back to School Night at 7 p.m. on Monday. The last two weeks have been extremely busy with football games, big and small yard sales, back to school nights, phone callings, meetings, public gatherings, picnics, dinners, and even a trade conference for the Dulles Area Realtors. By Monday night I estimate that I will have personally greeted or met 2,500 citizens. Get ready for Sterlingfest on Saturday, October 12. I will greet parade marchers at 9 a.m. in the Park View HS parking lot and then greet parade watchers from 10 to 11 a.m.

AT THE September 16 BOARD MEETING

All of my motions failed to pass.

I introduced a resolution to oppose the Sales Tax Increase and Chairman York put forth a substitute motion to "support free and open elections" (sic) and take no position. In anticipation of this substitute motion, I said any vote other than supporting my opposition to the Sales Tax Increase was a vote for support of the Sales Tax Increase. The vote "for" the sales tax increase, in my view, was 7 yes and 2 no.

I introduced my motion to Open Private Government Meetings to the Public and to establish guidelines for opening meetings. Supervisor Sally Kurtz made a friendly amendment which cut my motion in half, I gladly accepted limiting my resolution to county meetings with non-county or non-American visitors. Again a substitute motion which stated " Lo. Co. will obey and respect all Virginia Laws on open meetings" (sic). This motion passed and then my motion as a separate question received 2 yes and 7 no votes-- which killed my main motion,

I am bloodied but unbowed. I can take comfort from knowing I am fighting on your behalf and am representing your views faithfully. I wish to say thank you to the men and women who have written letters to the editor, come forward during public comment at the board or written for the news media in explaining these resolutions. Thank you all for explaining or participating in this debate. I am sad that 7 Supervisors voted to support the sales tax increase or to keep a policy that bars the public from certain meetings.

Missing Ashburn Children Found Safe & Sound

(Official Dispatch) On Thursday, September 19, 2002 at approximately 7:28 PM Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 19900 block of Fieldgrass Square in Ashburn, VA for a report of two missing female juveniles. Upon arrival deputies learned that a six-year-old and a seven-year-old were outside playing together when at approximately 6:30 PM a parent of one of the girls noticed they were missing. The two girls had not been seen for approximately two hours.

Immediately deputies from the Sheriff's Office Field Operations Division began a door-to-door canvass of the surrounding neighborhood.

At approximately 7:55 PM members of the divisions of Criminal Investigations, Special Operations, Community Policing, and the K-9 Unit were notified to respond to the scene and assist in the search of the area. At this time the Virginia State Police Helicopter was also dispatched to respond to the area to provide air support in the search.

Upon arrival members from Community Policing and Special Operations searched nearby fields with use of Mountain Bicycles and All-Terrain Vehicles. Members from the Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit also began a search of the area where the children were last seen. The Sheriff's Office also received overwhelming support from members of the community as they assisted in the street and field search of the area.

At approximately 9:45 PM the mother of the 7-year-old juvenile received a telephone call from her daughter stating she was at a friends house in the neighborhood. Sheriff's Deputies made contact a few minutes later and discovered both of the female juveniles were safe and sound at a neighbor's home.

$150 Million in Improvements On Route 28 Planned

Briefing At Upcoming October 23, 2002 Meeting

I have spent hundreds of hours and debated long and hard for this project. If you are effected or just interested in the details of how this road will be built, please consider coming to a FREE BRIEFING. Yes, I will be there. You bet.

This month, The Virginia Department of Transportation and Clark/Shirley (on behalf of Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC) will sign a Comprehensive Agreement to complete six interchanges, a portion of Phase II of the Route 28 project. This design-build agreement was reached under the guidelines of Virginia's Public Private Partnership Transportation Act ("PPTA").

These are the designated intersections on Route 28 for Project mobilization that are scheduled to begin in late Fall 2002 and with completion by November 2006:

Loudoun County Intersections in the plan: Route 606/Old Ox Road Start May 2003 Finish Nov 2004

Route 625/Waxpool&Church Start Nov 2002, Finish May 2005

Route 846/Sterling Boulevard, Start Jun 2005, Finish Nov 2006

This informational meeting is an overview and is open to the general public as well as landowners. The Clark/Shirley Company and VDOT will be coordinating with both landowners and the general public over the course of this 4-year project through public meetings, telephone hotlines, a web site, etc.

Where :America Online Inc. Campus on Pacific Boulevard, Dulles, Virginia

Directions: From the Dulles Toll Road, take Route 28 North to Route 625, Waxpool Road and turn left. Turn left onto Pacific Boulevard and make first right onto Prentice Drive and immediate first left into Creative Center 6 and check in at guard booth - you will be shown where to park and walk across the street to auditorium for meeting.

Time: 8:00 a.m.Registration 8:30-10:00 a.m.:Presentation & Q&A RSVP to 703-631-9630 by Wednesday, October 16

This FREE briefing is Sponsored by the Route 28 Tax District Landowners Advisory Board.

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