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Spring Celebration

April 17, 2004

The organized left in this Loudoun County has millions to spend. Their Middleburg accent fills the board room. "Remove Delgaudio" they shout with a refrain." SEE BELOW. THANKS.

I invite you again to my Spring Celebration today, Saturday, April 17. I can not carry on this campaign without you.

It is okay to come un-announced to be part of the fundraising event for my re-election campaign on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 4 p.m. at Santini's (formerly Jimmy Gs).

The Democrats do not want you to come. Don't listen to them.

Here are some of the latest confirmed guests:

James Parmelee president, of the northern virginia republican pac since 1998. (#98006)

Dave Karmol 1995 Republican candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney, Fairfax County

Mike Thompson Former Senate Candidate

Other guests: Planning Commissioner Helena Syska, Library Trustee Margie Wallo, former Sterling District Chairman Bobby Baker, and past Chairman George Offerman, and former Planning Commissioner Jenelle Offerman and many past recipients of the Sterling American Award.

My re-election campaign committee is hosting a Spring Celebration, Saturday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Santini's Restaurant (formerly Jimmy Gs) in the community plaza shopping center under the Clock Tower.

This is opposite the Burlington Coat factory, across from the Chick Filet on route seven. Hope to see you there.

>>>>Suspects Nabbed by Bait Car, Second Time

Two Leesburg residents were charged this week after they allegedly stole a Sheriff's Office bait car, this is the second time suspects have been caught stealing the specially equipped vehicles in as many months.

Kristian Santizo-Clemente, 21, was arrested early Monday morning by deputies approximately six minutes after a signal was received by the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) alerting them the car had been entered and was running. ECC personnel notified deputies in the area of Sugarland Run of the alarm around 2:24 AM and Sheriff's Deputies quickly located the suspect.

Santizo-Clemente has been charged with Grand Larceny, Hit and Run and Resisting Arrest. He had been held at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center on $16,500 bond.

The Bait Vehicle Program is the latest strategy in the Auto Theft Unit's fight against car thieves. The bait car system is installed in commonly stolen vehicles parked in areas that suffer from a large number of auto thefts.

When a thief drives off with a bait car that's been left parked somewhere, investigators track its location, dispatch officers and use remote control to stop the vehicle in its tracks.

Last month a Leesburg man was the first suspect to be caught in a Sheriff's Office bait car after he allegedly stole the specially equipped vehicle.

From the News Leak Newsletter Sent to LCSA Customers in Sterling: >>>>Sterling Boulevard Gets a New Main

In 2005, the Loudoun County Sanitation Authority (LCSA) will begin a five-year, $7 million project to replace the 40-year-old watermain that runs the length of Sterling Boulevard, which is approximately four miles. In addition to its age, the 12 to 16-inch main is now undersized to provide adequate service to the Sterling area. Replacing this main will improve the transmission of water through Sterling and increase our water system's reliability.

In 2004, the first order of business will be to collect data, locate utilities, develop criteria, study options and gather community input. No major digging, except for utility locating, will occur this year.

LCSA is looking for a couple of citizen advisors who can represent the community's interests during the project and help direct the public outreach for it. If you are interested in being a citizen advisor, you may contact LCSA Manager of Communications Samantha Villegas at 703-771-1095. LCSA will host a number of community meetings in advance of and throughout the project to keep our community informed, so be sure to attend at least one. They will also make a presentation on the project to any group who requests one. Ms. Villegas is the main contact for the public. If you have any questions at any time about the project, you may contact her directly. In addition, I will place updates in this newsletter and LCSA will have a page dedicated to the project at their website, which is www.lcsa.org.

Private Foundation Offers Reward to Assist in Homicide Investigation of Ashburn Teenager >>>>>$10,000 in Total Rewards Offered

The Sheriff's office has announced a $5000 reward is being offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who murdered an Ashburn teenager during the summer of 2002.

The body of Erica Smith was discovered on August 9, 2002 in a shallow grave near Beaumeade Circle in Ashburn, eleven days after she was reported missing by her parents. Smith, who was 14 at the time of her death, left her family's residence on the afternoon of July 29th and was never heard from again.

Investigators with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office continue to vigorously investigate the disappearance of Smith, which culminated in her death. Investigators have received a tremendous response from the public, and numerous leads have been called in and followed to their logical conclusion.

If you have information regarding this case you are asked to call Investigator Bobbie Ochsman of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 703-777-0475. If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crime Solvers, who is also offering a reward of up to $1000 in the case, at 1-877-777-1931.

Additionally the family of Erica Smith has established a separate reward fund that currently has a balance of $4000 raised through donations and personal finances. If you would like to help that reward fund, make check donations payable to the Erica Smith Memorial Fund Trust and mail to BB&T Bank, 22550 Davis Drive, Sterling, VA.

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST, APRIL 11, 2004 Saved by Their Fire Escape Plan >>>HOUSE AND CARS BURNED COMPLETELY

As flames engulfed their three-story Lovettsville home early Wednesday morning, the Mason family's 10 children worked methodically to get one another to safety. Eighteen-year-old Sophia plucked her 3-year-old brother from his bed and rushed outside. Dominic, 14, carried his 5-year-old brother from the house's third floor to a second-story bathroom, before he found the smoke too heavy to continue.

As Dominic ran from the house, his 17-year-old brother Jacob took over, convincing the sleepy child to crawl on his hands and knees, below the billowing smoke, and out the front door. By then, flames were racing throughout the home, so Jacob opened a third-floor window, threw a chain-link fire-ladder out and climbed down to safety.

On the front lawn he joined his parents and other siblings, five of whom had been able to follow their mother out the front door.

In the emergency, each child followed an intricate and well-rehearsed fire safety plan, and authorities credited that strategy with saving their lives this week.

(The father, David Mason) estimated the whole family got out of the house in 90 seconds, and the fire spread from the family room to the entire house in just over that amount of time.

"We were blessed and protected to get out," he said. "It can happen to you, and the things that the fire department says about what you should do, they do work."

Donations to help the family can be made to the Mason Fire Fund at BB&T Bank, 7 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville, Va. 20180.

Other news story posted at Leesburg Today newspaper: Fire Evacuation Plan Saves Lovettsville Family http://www.leesburg2day.com/current.cfm?newsid=8799

>>>>Housing Shortage Made Worse By Government Regs!

It seems like just about any town in America that is growing is also starting to worry about affordable housing.

The fastest growing idea out there to provide for affordable housing is "inclusionary zoning," which mandates developers sell a certain percentage of the homes they build at below market prices to make them affordable for people with lower incomes. You've probably heard about it --- Loudoun county enforces this idea. This policy has grown by leaps and bounds all across the country, but no one has ever empirically examined what inclusionary zoning really does for affordable housing.

At least until now. Today Reason magazine released "Housing Supply and Affordability: Do Affordable Housing Mandates Work?"

You can get the study at http://www.rppi.org/ps318.pdf. You can get a summary at http://www.rppi.org/ps318polsum.pdf.

I hope that we take a hard look at what Reason Mag found.

>>>AIRPORT EXPANSION AIRPORT EXPANSION AIRPORT EXPANSION

This notice was sent out to selected residents:

Thank you for your interest in the New Runways Environmental Impact Study for Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Please plan to join us at one of the public workshops April 20 or 21, 2004. Meeting details follow and also can be found on the study web site at: www.mwaa.com/dulles/EnvironmentalStudies/RunwaysEIS.htm.

As population growth increases in the region, IAD is seeking ways to keep up with the projected demand for air transportation. To help solve this challenge, plans for two new air carrier runways are currently undergoing environmental review. Please plan to join us for an important meeting that could impact your future.

Environmental Impacts Identified If you travel, work or live in the Dulles area, we'd like for you to join us in a discussion about the preliminary environmental impacts of constructing two new runways and associated improvements at IAD. Currently, two Alternatives or "Build" scenarios (Alternatives 3 and 4) and a No-Action Alternative have been identified for further review. More detailed information and a map of the proposed Alternatives will be available at the public meeting and on the study Web site at http://www.mwaa.com/dulles/EnvironmentalStudies/RunwaysEIS.htm

Tell Us What You Think/Your Opinion Makes A Big Difference Mark Your Calendar/Please attend either one of these identical meetings to discuss the proposed Alternatives and their environmental outcomes. Open House with the Study Team: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Loudoun County Tuesday, April 20, 2004 Farmwell Station Middle School 44281 Gloucester Parkway Ashburn, VA

Fairfax County Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Westfield High School 4700 Stonecroft Boulevard Chantilly, VA

DON'T FORGET THIS IS A CAMPAIGN FOR RE-ELECTION >>>DELGAUDIO MUST GO? delgaudio must stay? Your choice.

The liberals are in full war paint and are whooping up my demise on a daily basis. Chuck Harris (abolish all ballfields in 100 year floodplains), Mark Herring (car free zones), Doug Riemel, Bill "Dark Sky" Bogard, Peggy Maio, Gem Bingol, the PEC, albino frogs, Ralph Naders pirg, Audobon Society and many others have millions of your tax dollars and grants and foundations to bankroll their weekly war parties.

THE ADDRESS TO SEND CHECKS is Friends of Delgaudio, p.o. box 1222 Sterling, Va. 20167.

Of course, bring the check or mail it, or just come. It is a good time to get together since the last event in December was a lot of fun.

P.S. Here's a Sterling American Best Wishes to Sara and Doc. Phillips, (both have participated in conservative political theater of the finest and highest standard in Loudoun County and Doc. Phillips writes the funniest letters to the editor ever): April 22, 1944 - April 22, 2004 Sara Mae and Lawrence Phillips are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! In honor of this wonderful occasion, their family asks that you please send a card to them at 35345 Sunny Ridge Rd., Round Hill, VA 20141 ( no gifts please)

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