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September 22, 2006

>>> Grand Re-opening Safeway Supermarket 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Safeway has mailed a ten percent off on grocery cards, delivered a
notice in the door about 200 ipod shuffle devices being given away and
mailed a coupon book with fifty dollars in discounts. All to celebrate
their grand re-opening at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 23rd. You can get
lots of bargains Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 12 Hours only.

>>>Congressman Frank Wolf Fights Toll Hikes On Greenway

Wolf, who wrote a letter to the SCC two weeks ago opposing the increase,
said if the application is approved, the Greenway's 14 miles will become
the most expensive toll road in the nation, at 34 cents per mile.

>>Graffiti freak- Vandals on the loose.

A wall got spray painted on Commerce St. at our community center,
another wall of a private store in a mall got spraypainted and a
storage pod got spray painted on Winchester Dr. It is an attack by
lawless individuals. (stronger language following).

Sterling citizens have quickly responded to graffiti last month. The
quicker we take it down, the longer it stays away.

The VDOT crew corrected a 3 letter message on the "Winchester Wall", a
shopping center covered up graffitti, and Shirley Contracting took a 4
letter message off the sound barrier at Church Rd. And several messages
written on roads around Park View HS were painted over. Thank you to the
citizens and the deputies and crews going out. The county has already
responded started the first stages of cleaning the community center
graffiti. Thank you.

Most of the spray painting that goes on is quickly reported and covered
up or corrected. There is a "gang task force" or GRIt number where all
graffiti is referred to: the non-emergency dispatch 703-777-1021 or

It is all of our jobs to report graffiti and to make sure it is removed,
painted over or eradicated as soon as it is seen. The "person" who does
this crime is not an "artist" but is anti-social and our quick
correction of the misdeed is part of the solution.

Procedure for people and businesses to follow on graffiti and more
information on "GRIT".


LCSA offers many tools and literature to help you use water wisely. LCSA
offers home water audit kits, 5-minute shower timers, sprinkler gauges,
and toilet leak detecting dye tablets just to name a few. Use the online
form to order any tools you'd like to help you save water in and around
your home.

>>>>Sterling/Cascades Free Stuff Yahoo Group

I read this on Leesburg Talk. FreeCycle Leesburg-Loudoun is an
interesting Yahoo Group/mailing list who's charter is to act as
matchmaker between people who have stuff to give away for free and
people who need that stuff. "Stuff" can be anything from a sofa, kid's
clothes, cars, ETC.

>>>Black is Back Department
>>>Black Challenges Democrats To Marriage Amendment Debate

(quote) "Neither Herring nor Poisson agreed to debate Black.
"It sounds like they are two cats on a hot tin roof about this issue,"
Black said Tuesday. (unquote)

For more go to the newly revised Leesburg website

>>>Herndon Police May Join Immigration Enforcement
>>>Officers' Role Could Include Initiating Deportations

"Herndon officials are considering applying for a federal program that
would train some of the town's police officers to enforce U.S.
immigration law, including the initiation of deportation proceedings."

The Herndon Town council discussed the proposal Tuesday night and sent
it to a public hearing for citizens to comment on before they take
further action. For further information go to

>>>American Legion Hosts Benefit for Legionnaire's Family

As reported in more than one newspaper (thank you): Tom Schumacher, past
Post 293 Commander of the American Legion suffered four strokes at the
end of June, forcing him into a lengthy hospital stay and probable
nursing home care for the rest of his life.

Schumacher and his wife, Merry, have 4 children, ages 13, 14, 19, and
21, with the 3 youngest living at home in Hamilton.

Merry Schumacher ran for Supervisor in 2003 as a Republican and helped
Sterling District by being a candidate against Jim Burton. She has been
a teacher at Leesburg Christian School where many Sterling students have

With the loss of Tom's income added to the medical expenses beginning to
accumulate, the American Legion Family is hosting a benefit for the
Schumacher Family, Saturday, September 23, 2006, from 5:30 - 11pm at the
American Legion Post in Purcellville. The cost is $15 for a steak
dinner, entertainment by Bobby B and the Flashbacks, an impersonator,
and a silent auction.

Monetary donations, earmarked for the Schumacher Benefit can be mailed
to: American Legion Post 293
Attn: Phil Leonard P.O. Box 597 Purcellville, VA 20134.

>>> 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:


Republican Delegate Frederick has endorsed me and all Republicans in
Loudoun County for re-election. 3rd Annual Friends of Jeff Frederick
CRAB FEAST Saturday, October 21st, 2006 2:00-6:00pm Belmont Bay Marina
Pavilion Woodbridge, Virginia Making Her First Public Appearance: Baby
Frederick!Rsvp to Mike at 703-490-8405.

>>Miscellanious: (repeating but that's okay)

Bottom Dollar supermarket sent you a five dollar off coupon in the mail
to visit them..... The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company sent out their
red ink envelopes this week. Donations can be sent to SVFD 104 Commerce
Street, Sterling Va. 20164.....Sterling Foundation is doing a garbage
pick up along the Sterling Blvd. starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday. Get a
**free orange bag** to fill up with "tressures" from the boulevard. Meet
at the Park View High School recycling bins at 9 a.m.

>>> Read New Book STREET SMART...the Future of Roads,
In her foreword to author Gabriel Roth's STREET SMART, U.S.
Transportation Secretary-designate Mary Peters states, "The same market
forces that took us from Ma Bell's black, boxy, static, rotary dial
telephone to today's era of wide consumer choice can relieve congestion,
operate roadways more efficiently, and improve the safety of our highways."

>>>Blue Ridge Republican Meet & Greet, Sept 28
Thursday September 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, at The South restaurant in
Hamilton, Va. RSVP: Kristen Kalina -

>>Republicans Asked to Help With Phone Calls (another repeat)
The GOP needs your help this weekend. Please give any time you can. The
GOP needs to identify as many people as possible this Saturday. Please
come by for a few hours or all day. The phone banking will help us
identify voters as well as gain potential volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd 9AM - 5PM

Please email Suzanne Volpe at or call her at
703-406-6147 to sign up for a time slot.


Following is the Race Results from Sunday's 5K, a personal best for Fred
Avila, the Sterling district Republican Chairman,
who placed 3rd for my age group and in 41st place. Also, Congressman
Tom Davis ran the race (sub 30 minutes). The race was in Fairfax, VA to
benefit Paul VI High School. Here's Fred's time and Tom's time.

Place Div/Tot Name Age City Time Pace
41 3/16 Fred Avila 35 Sterling 20:42 6:40
181 26/36 Tom Davis 57 Fairfax 29:39 9:33


Visit the Air and Space museum and SKIP the $12 charge. 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

Just hop on the shuttle from Dulles Town Center to A and S museum. If
you need to have it explained: call: 540-338-1610, or email 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.

Sound too incredible? Its officially posted here

>>>Leah and Friends-- Blood-Related Cancer Program.

Leah and Friends held its annual Light the Night Walk online auction and
have some terrific items this year with something for everyone. The
auction website is: Help fight Leukemia.


Leesburg Today is conducting a poll regarding Loudoun County's zoning
policy. The Board of Supervisors recently passed the Staton Plan and
extremists were unable to overturn it. The Staton Plan is a true
compromise that will end using the growth issue as a political football
and will hold up in court. (Note: the last extreme growth plan cost
taxpayers 6.5 millions of dollars and was ultimately thrown out by the
Supreme Court.)

Please cast your vote for the Staton Plan on-line at

>>>Rail At Any Cost: Options to Provide Better Service

Traffic congestion in Northern Virginia is among the worst in the
nation. But will Rail to Dulles solve the problem? This study asks some
tough questions about planning for rail in the Dulles Corridor ... and
offers a Bus Rapid Transit system that should be considered as an
alternative transportation solution at much less cost. (this is a pdf file).

>>>Drive-by Shooting Suspects to be Charged as Adults as Three Juveniles
Plead Guilty to Related Burglaries

Two teenagers and an 11-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday in juvenile
court for several burglaries that were related to a series of drive-by
shootings in Sterling. Two 16-year-olds charged in connection with those
shootings are scheduled to be indicted in Loudoun County Circuit Court
in September where they will be charged as adults. The 11-year-old,
17-year-old, and another 16-year-old who pleaded guilty to the
burglaries were not involved in the shootings.

Full story posted at

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