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ROCK CONCERT TONIGHT 6-10 P.M.

August 5, 2006

SUMMER OFFERINGS FROM YOUR STERLING SUPERVISOR

>FOR TEENS: FREE ROCK CONCERT TONIGHT

>HOW TO SAVE $12 PARKING CHARGE AT AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

>FREE MOVIE MADAGASCAR- Saturday, Aug. 12

>>> FREE CONCERT IN LEESBURG TONIGHT 7 P.M.

>Other Very big news in the region: (LINKS)

>>>TALK TO A LAWYER FOR FREE MONDAY NIGHT AUG. 8

>CALLING ALL SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS-- SPECIAL CLINIC

>>>YES, LET'S TALK ABOUT FREE FOOD TOO

>>>(reminder) BACK TO SCHOOL TAX FREE WEEKEND Aug. 4-6

>CPR Picnic Oct. 7, 2006-- Save the date

Saving the Best for Last:
>>> FIVE BAD EGGS HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN STERLING SHOOTINGS

DEAR STERLING AMERICAN,

>>FOR TEENS: FREE ROCK CONCERT TONIGHT- 6 P.M.- 10 P.M.
There is a free rock concert tonight, Saturday, August 5th from 6 p.m.
to 10 p.m.
at the Sterling Community Center 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling. High
School bands perform for area teens. FREE. AND it will happen again
Saturday, August 19. Call 703-430-9480 and thank "Sky".

(don't count this against me but for you older people, Ted Nugent is
appearing at the Belmont Country Concert Series 6 p.m. Sunday night,
August 6, Dude. But you must bring some money to pay admission, for sure.)

>>> AFTER HOURS TEEN CENTER- FRIDAYS

Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. there is an after hours teen center at Eastern
Loudoun Library (some call it Cascade's Library) 21030 Whitfield Place,
Sterling. Hang out, watch movies, eat pizza, play games, enjoy crafts,
Grades 6-12. FREE. Phone 703-777-0541.

>>> HOW TO SAVE $12 PARKING CHARGE AT AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM FOR NEXT 12
MONTHS:

For those of you who wish to spend the summer at the Air and Space
museum and want to SKIP the $12 charge, just don't bring your car. Right
Delgaudio, that's quite a walk you say.

No long walk involved. Go directly to Dulles Town Center. Park your car
and take a Virginia Regional Transit bus shuttle to the Air and Space
Museum. Or ride a bus from Sterling. I have provided the links if you
can figure it out. In theory, you can pay fifty cents on a Sterling bus
to Dulles Town Center. Then go to A and S Museum.

Or just hop on the shuttle from Dulles Town Center to A and S museum. At
least that is what I have been told. If you need to have it explained in
lay terms: call: 540-338-1610, or email kim@vatransit.org. THIS MEANS
YOU DONT PAY THE PARKING FEE OF TWELVE DOLLARS every time you go. So go
as often as you wish. Keep me posted. Thank me and your Congressman
Frank Wolf and VRT.

http://www.vatransit.org/bus_schedules.cfm

Air and Space Museum SHUTTLE - EASTBOUND
Air and Space Museum SHUTTLE - EASTBOUND - Weekend Schedule
Air and Space Museum SHUTTLE - WESTBOUND
Air and Space Museum SHUTTLE - WESTBOUND - Weekend schedule
STERLING CONNECTOR NORTHBOUND
STERLING CONNECTOR SOUTHBOUND

Sound too incredible? Its officially posted here (maybe VRT might post
it too)
http://www.nasm.si.edu/visit/transportation/airports.cfm

>>>>>>>Other Very Big News in the region:

SADDLE THE HORSES.
DELEGATE DICK BLACK IS BACK!
http://www.leesburg2day.com/current.cfm?catid=31&newsid=12338

County Braces For Layoffs As AOL Announces 5,000 lay-offs
http://www.leesburg2day.com/current.cfm?catid=28&newsid=12334

Commissioner Beerman Leaves, Snow nominates BARBARA MUNSEY
http://www.leesburg2day.com/current.cfm?newsid=12322
http://www.loudouni.com/2006/08/beerman_out_munsey_may_be_in.html

BIG EDITORIAL TRIBUTE TO BARBARA MUNSEY AND STERLING'S HELENA SYSKA, TOO
http://www.loudouni.com/editorial/

W&OD Trail Overpass Complete (you knew about this way in advance)
http://www.leesburg2day.com/current.cfm?newsid=12326

FREE MOVIE MADAGASCAR- Saturday, Aug. 12

Family Movie Night showing of Madagascar, 9 p.m. at the Sterling
Community Center. Free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Proceeds from food sales
and entertainment prior to the movie will be used to help pay for
construction of Discovery Park at Sully Elementary School.

>>> FREE CONCERT IN LEESBURG TONIGHT

Singer-songwriter Drew Stevyns performs 7 p.m.-9 p.m. on the Leesburg
Town Green, 25 West Market St. Free. Picnics encouraged.

>>>>TALK TO A LAWYER FREE MONDAY AUGUST 8

Sterling citizens can consult with lawyers free of charge during a
special call-in program on Monday, August 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. (start
calling before six) at the Falls Church law office of REED SMITH. The
phone number for the public service event is 703-641-4200. Some of these
lawyers charge $250 an hour you know.

"No Bills Night" which is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Conference of
the Virginia State Bar will offer individuals free, confidential, 10
minute telephone consultations with lawyers. Thats $41.66 worth in free
advice.

>>> FREE ADMISSION--"Pandemic Flu Summit" August 10

Much better than Al Gore's movie or book. And its all true.The Loudoun
County Health Department will host a Pandemic Flu Summit for the general
public on Thursday, August 10, 2006, from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., at the
Loudoun Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in
Ashburn. The meeting will include information on:the history of pandemic
flu, and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

The summit is one of many steps the Health Department is taking to
encourage people to prepare for the possibility of a flu pandemic.

More information, including an online registration form for the August
10 summit, is available on the Loudoun County Government Website at
www.loudoun.gov/flu .

CALLING ALL SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS-- SPECIAL CLINIC
>>>>Special Saturdays for Students: Clinics Scheduled in August

Beginning this year, all public school students entering 6th grade will
be required to have received Boostrix, the new tetanus, diphtheria, and
pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine for children between the ages of 10
and 18 years, if it has been at least 5 years since the last tetanus
containing vaccine. Boostrix does not contain preservatives and is
thimerosal free.

To help children receive all their required immunizations prior to the
start of the school year, the Loudoun County Health Department will be
administering Boostrix, along with other required immunizations from
9:00 a.m.-12 noon every Saturday in August at the Shenandoah Building
clinic, located in the WalMart Shopping Center at 102 Heritage Way,
N.E., Leesburg.

Students are required to bring with them a current immunization record,
and must be accompanied by a parent or adult 18 years or older.

To reduce crowds, parents are encouraged to bring only the
child/children to be immunized. Students grades K-12 who need school
required vaccines may also attend our Saturday morning clinics.

YES, LET'S TALK ABOUT FREE FOOD TOO

At this point you probably expect me to tell you where to get free
clothing, free food and free toys. Okay, but only if you need it or know
someone who needs it. I saw Sterling's Mark Gunderman on his daily
patrol around Sterling and he says "start planning now":

November 18 - LINK Thanksgiving Food Basket and Winter Coat
Distribution; 8 AM - 4 PM; at Christ the Redeemer Catholic in Sterling,
VA and Trinity Presbyterian in Herndon, VA; Coats will be distributed at
Sterling United Methodist Church during the same hours; Mark
Gunderman/703-367-7410

December 16 - LINK Christmas Food Basket Distribution; 8 AM - 4 PM; at
Christ the Redeemer Catholic in Sterling, VA and Trinity Presbyterian in
Herndon, VA; Mark Gunderman/703-367-7410

December 18 & 19 - LINK Holiday Toy Distribution; 6 PM - 9 PM; at
Herndon United Methodist in Herndon, VA; Mark Gunderman/703-367-7410

>>>BACK TO SCHOOL TAX FREE WEEKEND Aug. 4-6

Sales Tax Holiday --- Save on School Supplies, Clothes

REMINDER, I told you about this 4 times already: we are in the middle of
a three-day period during which certain purchases will be exempt from the
5 percent state and local retail sales tax. Sales tax will not be
charged on school supplies priced at $20 or less per item, or articles
of clothing, including footwear, costing $100 or less.

The "holiday" is in progress now: Aug. 4-6.
http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=PressRelease#SalesTaxHoliday

>>> CPR Picnic Oct. 7, 2006-- Save the date

Pony rides, auction for big prizes, food, pan for gold, singing cowboys.
No where will you get more fun, food and excitement than at this annual
event. $35 a car gets you in. I have seen tremendous prizes awarded at
unbelievable bids. One year I bid on a rabbit shapped carriage and won.
At the Shockey farm in Aldie, Call 540-338-7431 or Email:
cpr@loudouncpr.org. Directions later.

>>> FIVE BAD EGGS HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN STERLING SHOOTINGS

>>>>Sheriff's Office Announces More Arrests In Drive-By Shootings

An 11-year-old and 17-year-old were charged this week in connection with
separate July burglaries that occurred in Sterling and are related to a
series of drive-by shootings. In one of the burglaries computer
equipment and a car key were stolen. The key would later be used to
steal a car used in the series of drive-by shootings. A second burglary
would result in the theft of three firearms; two of which were used in
the shootings. Two 16-year-old Sterling boys have been charged in
connection with those shootings where
one man was seriously injured and seven homes were struck. The
11-year-old, 17-year-old, and another 16-year-old arrested this week
were not involved in the shootings.

Sheriff's Investigators charged the 11-year-old with burglary and two
counts of grand larceny. The 17-year-old has been charged with burglary
and petit larceny. On July 11th the 17-year-old along with one of the
shooting suspects allegedly entered a home in the 1000 block of North
Amelia Street. Sometime between 2 PM and 6 PM the teens are accused of
removing computer hardware. It was later learned that a car key was
taken during the burglary.

The two shooting suspects, along with the 11-year-old and another
16-year-old are accused of breaking into the home of a vacationing
family on July 15th. The weapons used during the shootings were stolen
from a residence in the 200 block of Cameron Court. The burglary was
reported to the Sheriff's Office by a neighbor who was watching over the
home for the family. The family returned from vacation and reported to
the Sheriff's on Monday that items including three firearms had been
taken from the home. All of the weapons have been recovered.

Earlier this week Sheriff's Investigators charged two 16-year-old
Sterling juveniles in connection with the series of drive-by shootings.
The teens allegedly shot at five homes on July 19th striking one man who
was sleeping in the bedroom of his home on Coventry Square. According to
information obtained through the course of the investigation it is
believed the shootings were in retaliation because one of the two teen
suspects had been kicked out of a local gang.

The two teens are accused of using the car key that was taken during the
burglary to steal a 1997 Toyota Corolla that was recovered the day of
the shootings in the 46530 block of Harry Byrd Highway. The vehicle had
been set ablaze. The car was stolen from the 1000 block of North Amelia
Street and had last been seen at 10 PM July 18th.

The two shootings suspects have been charged with malicious wounding,
five counts of missile into an occupied dwelling, five counts of
reckless use of firearm, one count of use of a firearm during the
commission of a felony, burglary, auto theft and arson.

All of the teens were being held at the Loudoun Juvenile Detention
Center. Published accounts report Commonealth Attorney James Plowman is
considering charging some as adults.

The Sheriff's Office said "(we) would like to thank the members of the
Regional Gang Task Force, the Loudoun Fire Marshal's Office and the FBI
who assisted in the investigation."

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