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April 28, 2006


The Sterling Foundation will try again to cleanup Sterling Boulevard on
Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed. Please
bring your gloves and join them at the Park View Recycling Center (400
W. Laurel Ave.) in Sterling Park to receive orange bags, safety vests,
instructions and directions.

Thanks to the generosity of the Cardinal-Virginia Concrete Company, we
should also have a motorized street sweeper in operation on Saturday to
clean the curb lines along Sterling Boulevard while we pickup litter
along the median and utility strips.


John Neil is my volunteer liason with the Herndon Mayor and Town Council
campaigns. John has done a good job up to this point but is out gunned
by the liberal establishment. He is asking any Sterling Americans who
wish to join the campaign with an assist call him at
703-851-3533 if you can walk a few blocks to deliver some literature for
conservative candidates. The election is May 2 and some Sterling
Americans have placed signs on their yards for these conservatives in


Fred Avila, Sterling District Chairman of the GOP told me "On Saturday,
May 13th, I will run in the Northern Virginia (5K) Race for the Whisper
in honor of my Grandmother."

Avila, elected unanimously Monday night by the Republican county
committee, told me
"Ovarian cancer took away my grandmother, Adeline Miranda, over 12 years
ago, but her effect on my life has strengthened as time has gone on. Her
commitment to her Faith and expression of it through her music has
inspired me greatly. I am running this race in her memory."

No donation is too small, or too big, but every donation is greatly
appreciated. If you are uncomfortable making a donation online, please
mail your donation to me at 46994 Courtyard Square, #303 Sterling, VA
20164. Checks should be payable to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

>>>Sheriff's Office Remembers Sterling's Fallen Crossing Guard

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is remembering the life and work of
Kitty Via; a Crossing Guard for the agency who was struck by a car and
fatally injured ten years ago this month.

Via oversaw the intersection of East Maple Avenue and South Fillmore
Avenue for the children who attended Sully Elementary School in
Sterling. Around 7:35 AM on May 1, 1996 a Sterling woman driving along
Maple Avenue was taking her child to the school when she struck Via in
the roadway. Via was airlifted to Washington Hospital Center where she
succumbed to her injuries two days later.

Via is being remembered for giving her life while protecting the
children of Loudoun County. A picture of Via and a plaque dedicated in
her memory has been placed in a display case dedicated to the fallen
heroes of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

>>>Discovery Park Reception at Cascades Library

The entire community is invited to a reception in honor of our Discovery
Park sponsors and supporters. There will be an informative presentation
about our accomplishments so far and what yet needs to be done prior to
construction in October. All community members are invited to attend.

Please bring your friends, colleagues and business associates.

When: Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Where: Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165
Refreshments will be provided


Senator Cuccinelli is having an "Open House (with free food…)

His new Senate office will be hosting a lunch time open house on Monday,
May 1st. This is a joint event with his new law office, Cuccinelli &
Day, PLLC.

He says "We'd love to see you there! The event will run from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. The address is 10560 Main Street, LL-17, Fairfax, Virginia
22030, right in the heart of Fairfax City. Either park in front and
walk around back, or try your luck parking along the right side of the
building or the back (not in the apartment's parking lot). There will
be plenty of food for all!"

>>>Commonwealth's Attorney Finds Actions By Deputy Justified in Fatal

Loudoun's Commonwealth's Attorney James Plowman has found that the
action taken by a Sheriff's Deputy in the March shooting death of an
armed man who took a female hostage was justified.


Back in 2003, I worked through the Board of Supervisors to obtain
funding for sections of sidewalk to be constructed on West Church Road
near Sterling Blvd.Road between Amelia Street/Alder Avenue and the
western service road to Sterling Boulevard.

In 2004, I met with staff to resolve issues raised. At my suggestion,
Staff revised the plan to place a short sidewalk and access ramp on the
west side of the island to allow safer access between the sidewalks.

Then the north side "sidewalk project" proceeded through design and is
now under construction. It is near completion. When it is complete I
will tell you. This sidewalk will connect the sidewalks from the
residential area to the Boulevard for the first time in 40 years.

I have now asked for an estimate for work on the "north side" of the
road to build a sidewalk there and deal with various obstacles reported
by the staff.


Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) is hosting a conference April 29 in Loudoun
County that will bring together leading experts and advocates on
international human rights to address a variety of topics.

The half-day conference will be at the Loudoun County School Board
Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, in Ashburn. The free
conference starts at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public.

>>>Leesburg Today Newspaper Attacks Sterling District for Being Too

I hope you are not shocked but the truth might not ever appear in the
Leesburg Today newspaper.

I have repeatedly hailed the devotion of the 25 men and women who have
volunteered to serve on the Sterling District Republican Committee. It
is a 200 per cent increase in the size of the delegation. This is the
largest delegation in Sterling's 40 year history.

Sadly, don't expect the Leesburg Today to print ANY words of recognition
to these 25 citizen Republicans who were elected without objection to
represent Sterling.

The paper refuses to recognize the large Sterling district delegation,
or the 200 other Republicans, by reporting on liberal people who can't
get elected to the Republican Committee due to their support of Democrats.

>>> 2006 MS Bike Tour - 100 mile ride

Sterling American Greg Eells will be participating in the 2006 MS Bike
Tour, on a quest to raise $3000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society. Greg is seeking your sponsorship to help me reach my goal. 100%
of the money will be used for research and to support families in the DC
metro area who live with MS.

Please consider visiting his personal webpage, created by the National
MS Society, and donating to this worthy cause.


High school students from across the 10th District are invited to
participate in the annual 10th District Congressional District Art Show
on Saturday, May 6, at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Loudoun County.

>>>Suspect Arrested in Homeless Shelter Stabbing

Very sad news. A 50-year-old Centreville man remains hospitalized after
suffering stab wounds during an assault Thursday night at the GSA
homeless shelter in Ashburn.

The victim, an employee of the Good Sheppard Alliance Men's Homeless
Shelter located in the 42250 block of Ryan Road, was allegedly stabbed
around 10:15 PM by a homeless man who was staying at the shelter. The
suspect, Abdisalan Hassan Omar, 33, has been charged with malicious
wounding. Please pray for this employee of Good Shepard Alliance to get
through this attack safely.


The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad has sent out a green card in the
mail. They ask "Be on the look-out of our annual Fund Drive that starts
May 16".

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