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August 19, 2008

Electricity is out in some places around Sterling. Shine a light or loan a flashlight to a neighbor if you can. Or cook a meal for those without electricity. Or loan them your shower. Don't be indifferent.

On the other hand be on the look out for those misguided people who take advantage of the darkness to prey on our community.

>>> DELGAUDIO FRIEND OF THE SCHOOL BOARD! WHAT?

I am working with the school board on getting new schools built and seem to be in the minority at the moment. It is a strange experience to be "one vote" in favor of land purchases to build previously approved schools with bonds passed by the voters.

>>> KEEPING AN EYE ON STERLING

In recent days, I have asked the county and school staff, respectively, to convene an action team to quickly address trees needing water or replacement prior to school opening at Rolling Ridge Elementary school, asked for help on a tree census and inventory around the planned Sheriff's substation so that there is a net increase in trees in the buffer, asked for action on replacing or fixing the damage caused by fires at the Gazebo at the community center and the small playground at Sully Elementary school and that repairs be made to the Claude Moore Center after a car crashed into it.

>>> WATER SOME TREES

If there is a young tree near your home that you are worried about, please consider watering it.


>>>STERLING BOULEVARD SIGNS UP

For the first time in our history, Sterling Boulevard has some big signs announcing it on Route 7. I have been waiting anxiously for these new signs.

There ARE large, green signs in the median between Potomac View Dr. and Sterling Blvd. (going east on Rt. 7) and between Augusta Dr. and Sterling Blvd (going west on Rt. 7) indicating that Sterling Blvd. is the next road and signal. The signs list both Sterling Blvd and Cardinal Glenn Dr. as upcoming roads/signals. Congratulations to Sterling.

>>> REGARDING TREES ON STERLING BLVD.

Citizens have contacted me and the Sterling Foundation is telling me that any trees that die will be replaced and SF is asking for water to brought to the remaining trees to address citizen's concerns.

>>> GSA WORKING TO HELP HOMELESS

Mark Gunderman sent me this message from the Good Shepard Alliance.

Quote, in part " Make no mistake: in this endeavor, our intentions are good, our record is solid, our passion is strong, our purpose is heartfelt - and our focus will be absolutely unyielding,.........,.

We remain astounded that a County as large as Loudoun is, which is undergoing painful budgetary challenges, would refuse to positively collaborate or work constructively with a 25-year non-profit with an unparalleled and lengthy record of expertise, service and success in order to maximize resources, share talent, and reach the shared, end-goal of bringing dignity and solutions to our homeless citizens." Unquote, in part, says GSA.


>>>>FREE FAMILY RATED MOVIES
The Regal Cinemas Theater at Countryside is offering free family rated movies until tomorrow, August 20, 2008.

August 20 is the last day for free movies at 10 a.m. Wednesday. (parents get to go free too!)

100s of Sterling kids have gone to the Regal Cinema at Countryside theatre for the Free Family Film Festival. It's been a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and their parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it's free.

On August 20, you can see one of two movies for free:Wallace And Gromit (G) or Surf's Up (PG)


JUST POSTED TONIGHT
>>> TOP STERLING CITIZENS FEATURED IN YOUTUBE VIDEO

Fox TV News gave you one sentence, now these top Sterling citizens heard by millions get one minute each.Now you can see the top 4 stars of the Sterling Soundoff event from July 22nd at Park View High School. Fox TV News made them familiar to the entire Washington community. Now you can get their compelling message to the Board of Supervisors-- crying out for Sterling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9TyrgQzDQ&feature=user

>>> DELGAUDIO FIGHTS FOR LOWER GAS PRICES at U.S. Capitol

Fifty Conservative members of Congress are giving up their vacations to debate the merits of drilling for oil and developing other alternatives to high gas prices forever. The Congressmen asked me to join them and support their efforts to rally the American people and I went to Washington to join them. Republicans are in the minority and Speaker Pelosi, a Democrat, adjourned Congress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQCbrh8pbfE Delgaudio With Congressman Lou Gohmert (R-TX)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJX6OApc6As Delgaudio with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

>>> SHOPPERS FOOD WAREHOUSE makeover

The old Sterling Shoppers Food Warehouse has gotten a makeover and will be having a grand reopening on August 28. I will get you the details. It looks great.

>>>WOLF WANTS TIM KAINE TO RECONSIDER DIMITRI
Says Conflict with Dominion Power is not in Best Interest of Virginia Consumers

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) told me tonight he will urge Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to reconsider his recent choice to fill a vacancy on the State Corporation Commission.

Frank Wolf sent a letter to the governor, and expressed "deep disappointment" in the selection of James C. Dimitri, a Richmond lawyer who has been representing Dominion Power in its efforts to build huge transmission power lines across much of the northern part of the Commonwealth.

"As an ardent opponent of Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to build 550-kilovolt power lines across protected and historic areas of my district, I believe that the Commonwealth deserves better than a nominee who has fought to put special interest above the common interest," Wolf wrote in his letter..

Wolf also was critical of Dimitri’s efforts in support of raising tolls on the Dulles Greenway. Wolf has been extremely outspoken in opposition to toll increases on the Greenway.

(Not to be confused with Dimitri Kesari, Sterling's appointee to Loudoun Water authority who does a great job and is a Sterling American and former planning commissioner as well.)

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