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January 16, 2007

>>>2nd Public Meeting on Sheriff's Substation at Rolling Ridge Elementary School
>>>MONDAY, JAN. 29, 6:30 P.M.

As I requested several months ago another public meeting on the proposed construction of a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office substation next to Rolling Ridge Elementary School will be held Monday, January 29, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., at the school, which is located at 500 East Frederick Drive in Sterling.

Eugene Delgaudio of Sterling District, School Board and Sheriff Stephen Simpson will host the session to update the community on the proposal to build the facility on a parcel adjacent to Rolling Ridge Elementary School. The meeting will review recent Board of Supervisors and School Board actions, public process requirements and timelines, and planning processes.

The proposed substation is envisioned to be an 18,000-square-foot facility that will provide patrol, crime prevention, and other law enforcement services to the Sterling area. The facility will house staff offices, a community room, deputy work rooms and temporary prisoner- holding facilities. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under the command of a Sheriff's captain.

The planned substation is expected to provide substantial public safety services to the community reduce travel time to the Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Leesburg and expand the Sheriff's Community Policing Program. Incorporating a community meeting room would also provide a venue for community meetings easily accessible from Sterling Boulevard.

>>> A.G. BOB MC DONNELL Goes After Child Predators

In a public statement, Virginia Attorney General Mc Donnell tells me "We will protect children online, ensuring that in the years ahead they can reap the numerous benefits of the Internet, and the information revolution, while remaining safe from sexual predators and identity thieves using new technology to attack the most innocent among us."

>>>> STERLING TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITY MEETING
>>> THESE ARE CONSTRUCTION PLANS

On a date to be determined, there will be another meeting to access plans for improvements on Route 7.

The County hired A. Morton Thomas and Associates (AMT) to refine the VHB company's concepts into construction plans and associated bidding documents. A preliminary design has been completed and will be presented at a Community Information Meeting in the near future. I will keep you informed as to the date and time.

The Loudoun County Transportation office will be mailing notices about the Sterling Community Information Meeting to all properties fronting on Route 7 and all homeowners/owners associations along Route 7 from the Fairfax County Border to NOVA campus. Drawings and sketches will be available for interested individuals to review and discuss with the designers and County staff. Citizen comments will be accepted, reviewed and considered as the construction plans move through the design process.

>>>> HELP THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW

Please talk to people who live or work in this area. If they have opinions or do not know how ROAD IMPROVEMENTS are made, this is part of the process.

>>>> McDonnell to Kaine: Immigration Authority for Virginia Officials Now

At a press conference held yesterday in Richmond, Attorney General Bob McDonnell called on Governor Kaine to allow the State Police, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Motor Vehicles to enter into an agreement with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that would allow them to enforce federal immigration laws in the course of enforcing certain state criminal laws. The Attorney General also announced his support for legislation that will clarify that Virginia localities can enforce federal immigration laws with the approval of ICE. Joining the Attorney General for today's important announcement were Senator Jay O'Brien- (R-Clifton) who will carry the legislation in the Senate, and Delegate Tom Rust (R-Herndon) who will carry the legislation in the House.

>>>> FEDERAL GRANTS COURTESY OF YOUR CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF
>>>> MONDAY JAN. 29, 2007 10 A.M. IN ASHBURN

In an effort to help area non-profit organizations and local governments learn more about the federal grant process, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) will host a conference on applying for federal grants January 29 in Loudoun County.

The conference will begin 10 a.m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, Virginia. Attendance is limited to the first 400 people to register. Groups interested in attending can contact any of Wolf's offices or register online at www.house.gov/wolf. Click on "Grants Conference."

>>Donate by Credit Card To Friends of Delgaudio

The campaign has entered the electronic era and needs your credit card donation to keep it there.
https://secure.donortownsquare.com/SSL/donate.aspx?sgst=-1&amt=0&ai=425&qs=X4FNW

>>Donate by Snail Mail to Friends of Delgaudio
Make Checks payable to Friends of Delgaudio and mail to Friends of Delgaudio Post Office Box 1222 Sterling, Va. 20167.

>>> STERLING BOULEVARD WINTER CLEAN UP SAT JAN. 20

Sterling Boulevard Cleanup, Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers needed. Meet at Park View Recycling Center (400 W Laurel Ave.) to receive orange bags, safety vests, instructions and directions. Please bring gloves. In case of inclement weather, cleanup will be deferred to January 27. For more information, call Kevin Chroninger at 703-406-7749 or visit www.sterlingfoundation.org.

>>> OVERALL TREND DOWN, 6, 5, 4, 3?..........

Historically as late as 2004 there were SIX Sterling area intersections in the top ten worst with 376 accidents total. In 2005 there were FIVE intersections in the top ten worst with 298 accidents and now in 2006 there are FOUR Sterling area intersections in the top ten worst with 235 accidents. The improvements resulted in lesser accidents.

>>> DELGAUDIO ON YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE VIDEO

The Wall Street Journal has reported on the Milton Friedman ceremony. Now you can see the 4 minute video of the Milton Friedman ceremony at You tube or download it like many already have at http://www.joineugene.com/
The resolution and news release and photos are on the home page also.

>>>Photos of the Friedman Ceremony
http://www.joineugene.com/photogallery/gallery.php?id=195

Or you can see Delgaudio on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63tdUZiGZ5o

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