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New Task Force Formed

August 1, 2003

COFFEE AND BAGELS
YOU SHOULD COME

The coffee and bagel get togethers continue. They will continue every Saturday at 10 a.m. This Saturday, I will get there at 10:00 a.m. My campaign pays for the treat!

If you have the ability to leave the house, please join me at Jimmy G's restaurant this Saturday, August 2nd. Jimmy G's is located opposite the Burlington Coat Factory on Route 7 in Sterling.

Exact Location Inside Jimmy G's

There is the old restaurant with two tables. Not there.

The new space with room for 100. There. That's it.

I wear an orange hat. Look for it at 10 a.m. and that is where Jimmy Gs is located, exactly.

If you do not see me, look for Donnie, Margi, Fran, Jack, Cisco, John, Harry, Randy, Bob, Tom, Donny II, Alfred, Judy, Adriana, Emily, and Tim. They will each have a toasted bagel with cream cheese.

New Federal Money for Gang Task Force

Congressman Frank Wolf, federal law enforcement agencies and local and state officials from the 10th Congressional District formally announced the implementation of a new gang task force.

The program involves a new regional initiative to curb gang activity in Northern Virginia. Several federal and local law enforcement agencies will assign investigators to the Herndon-based task force, included is an investigator from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division.

The federally funded gang task force will focus on intelligence gathering and special investigations into gang-related matters throughout the region.

The task force will be comprised of local law enforcement agencies from the 10th Congressional District including the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Those in attendance at the press conference included 10th District Congressman Frank Wolf, Loudoun County Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson, and many others from involved agencies.

WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN LOUDOUN RESIDENT

Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend told me the first probable human case of West Nile virus has been found.

The woman is from eastern Loudoun County and was seen by her private physician last week for severe headache, fever, rash, and congestion. A blood test sent to a private laboratory came back positive for West Nile virus. She was never hospitalized and is recovering at home.

People can reduce their risk of illness by eliminating mosquito breeding areas around their homes and protecting themselves by using insect repellant while outside.

Dr. Goodfriend tells me the Loudoun County Health Department is continuing to combat the infection by applying larvicide and testing mosquitoes throughout the county, responding to complaints of standing water, and talking with residents about steps they can take to protect themselves and to control mosquito populations in the area. For a lot more information on West Nile virus, log onto the Loudoun County Website at www.loudoun.gov and look under "Hot Topics".

Senator George Allen is for Bob Gordon

Just like I said some weeks back, here's Senator Allen backing Bob Gordon in a letter to the editor. He is NOT supporting any other candidate in this race.

Allen: I'm with Gordon
By Sen. George Allen (R-VA), Washington, D.C.
07/29/2003

( QUOTE) It has come to my attention that recent newspaper articles concerning the race for chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors may have created some confusion as to which candidate I have endorsed.

I would like to take this opportunity to make my position clear.

For many years I have had a practice of staying out of Republican nominating contests. However, where there is a Republican nominee for the general election, I have endorsed and worked for that nominee.

There should, therefore, be no confusion as to whom I have endorsed for chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Loudoun County this year. Bob Gordon is a leader with experience in business, government and the law. He has articulated a vision and plan to meet the many challenges facing Loudoun County.

So, let there be no confusion. Bob Gordon is the Republican nominee for chairman. As such, he has my endorsement and support in this campaign. (END OF ALLEN QUOTE)

Worth Repeating: Writer Says Smart Growth Is Plague

In a short but pithy Letter to the editor in the Post Loudoun Extra by Mary Jane Windle it is noted that the quaint portrayal of all the many challenges making it harder and harder to farm or sell milk in Loudoun, there is one malady left out.

Windle says " The so-called smart-growth group is a plague, just as are too much rain, not enough rain and low milk prices."

P.S.

The coffee and bagel get togethers continue. They will continue every Saturday at 10 a.m.

If you have permission from the "boss" to leave the house, please join me at Jimmy G's restaurant this Saturday, AUGUST 2ND. Jimmy G's is located opposite the Burlington Coat Factory on Route 7 in Sterling.

SADNESS AND GLOOM

I was sad, very sad to see that some of your names were NOT on my list of contributors. Please reduce my sadness by adding your name to the list of financial backers (see below)

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