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MALARIA IS BACK

September 27, 2002

I have been going to back to school nights this week and the be fundraising event for my re-election campaign this past Tuesday was a roaring success. The singer brought tears to some eyes. The celebrities and vips were all humble. The food at Pacific Rim was wonderful. Thank you all. Especially thank you for laughing at my jokes.

On Wednesday, Oct. 2 I will be Sterling Middle School at 7:00 p.m. and Sterlingfest in downtown Sterling from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two Pools of Mosquitoes Test Positive in Loudoun County

(From Official Sources) In August 2002, two teenagers from Sterling, Virginia were diagnosed with malaria. Both received appropriate medical care, and are now feeling much better.

The county conducted aggressive larviciding of the area and, on September 9, sprayed for adult mosquitoes within a one-mile radius of the most likely area where the infections occurred. Follow-up mosquito surveillance the night after spraying showed significantly fewer numbers of Anopheles quadrimaculatus mosquitoes in that neighborhood.

Human surveillance for possible additional cases of malaria was conducted at the same time. Hospital records from Loudoun and Reston hospitals and nearby urgent care centers were reviewed. No additional cases of malaria have since been found.

CURRENT NEW SITUATION WITH MALARIA BUGS

On September 25, a mosquito trap that was placed in the Lansdowne area captured Anopheles mosquitoes that were found to be presumptively positive for malaria. Today, mosquitoes trapped along Broad Run also came back positive for malaria. Both samples have been sent to the Virginia state lab for confirmation.

PLENTY OF BUGS BUT NO KNOWN HUMAN VICTIMS

"This is the first time in over twenty years that positive mosquitoes have been found in conjunction with a human case in the United States," according to Dr. David Goodfriend, Director of the Loudoun County Health Department. "Importantly, although this is rare, there is no evidence that anyone in the Lansdowne and Broad Run areas has been infected with malaria."

HOW TO PREVENT BEING BIT BY BUG

As they have done throughout the year in response to West Nile virus, the Health Department continues to recommend that people wear insect repellant if they go out at night, that they remove standing water around their homes, and that residents of these communities see their doctor if they notice any unusual symptoms, such as fever, chills or flu-like illness.

Additional information is available on the Loudoun County website at www.loudoun.gov.

POSSIBLE HOMOSEXUAL CHILD MOLESTER?

Sheriff's Office Investigates Suspicious Event in Ashburn

(From Official Sources) On Thursday, September 26, 2002 at approximately 5:45 PM Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 43100 block of Belgreen Drive in Ashburn, VA for a report of a Suspicious Event. Upon arrival deputies learned that around 5:40 PM an 11-year-old Ashburn, VA boy was standing on a sidewalk across from Belgreen Drive when an unidentified white male riding in the front passenger seat of a vehicle asked him if he wanted some candy. The boy began to walk away from the vehicle and eventually ran to a nearby neighbors house where they alerted the Sheriff's Office.

The passenger of the vehicle is described as a white male, 18 to 20 years-of-age, with bald or very close-cropped hair. He was wearing a gray or white hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident. The driver of the vehicle is also described as a white male, 18 to 20 years-of-age, with dark medium-length hair. The driver was said to be wearing a white or gray colored shirt at the time of the incident. The vehicle is described as an older model BMW sedan, gray in color, with tinted rear windows and a loud muffler. If you have any information regarding this incident you are asked to contact Investigator Poland of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. OCTOBER 5 FALL COUNTRY FESTIVAL FEATURES COUNTY WIDE CROWD--- CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE This will offend members of the Voters To Stack Sprawl.

I will attend a Fall Country Festival, with other elected officials, on October 5, 2002 From 1 to 4 in the Afternoon at the Shockey's Farm. Jack and Patricia want me to invite you to their "Fall Country Festival".

The Menu includes Carolina Pit Barbeque
Glorious Pig Pickin', Sandwiches (Pork and Beef)
BBQ Chicken Quarters, Baked Beans
Whole Pig
Coleslaw and Potato Salad
Lemonade and Soft Drinks
Homemade Pecan & Apple Pie

And here are some Events at this Fall Country Festival: 20 Acre Lake for Fishing, Panning for "Gold" for Children Pony rides, Singing Cowboys, Hay Wagon Rides

A Country Auction at 2:00 P.M. which will feature some of the finest prizes ever seen in the modern world. Silent Auction throughout the day.

Directions from Leesburg:

Follow Route 15 South to Route 50. Turn Left onto Route 50 East. Follow approximately 4 miles. Road turns into four lanes. Slow down and make a U-turn at Arcola Area Headquarters crossover and proceed on Rt. 50 west 1/4 mile. Turn right on Racefield Lane. Then follow signs.

If you want to RSVP, call 540-338-7431
To: Citizens for Property Rights, The cost is $25 per person $35 per couple $40 Family with Children under 12 free

NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of, or in coordination with any candidate, or political party. Donations are not tax deductible for IRS purposes.

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