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2 Rock Throwers Caught

September 8, 2008

We are getting rain again tomorrow, Tuesday. When it rains, it pours. Green grass has returned to most of the places where there was just grey patches.

>>> TALL GRASS TONIGHT

Tonight at a public hearing there will be item 9 "Tall Grass Ordinance". The county has spent $9,000 on 20 homes. The beneift was that 200 homes (through the help of many volunteers and many owners) got their grass cut.

I estimate that this action did help prevent a further loss of value in our homes. I also state on the record that the public resolve to get this grass cut helped the public image of Sterling as a place where we will take a stand when it comes to keeping up the quality of life.

Tonight we find out if the board will make this vigilance and cooperation with our community is permanent. If you can, please tell the board what you think at bos@loudoun.gov. Thank you.

>>>>BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS

I have attended 3 Back to School nights in recent days, so thank you for saying "hi" if you saw me.

I will try to be at the Park View H.S. for a short time tonight. And Tuesday night, I will be at the Rolling Ridge Elementary School Back to School night. Thank you in advance for saying hello.

>>> 2 YOUNG PEOPLE CHARGED WITH GANG PARTICIPATION

I just got this report 09/06/08 at 2137 hrs (late at night) in the 1200 block of Chase Heritage Circle (the apartments in the south side of Sterling by the W and O D trail in Sterling.

Missile at a Vehicle/Gang Participation/Hindering an Investigation: Christopher Duren, Jr., 18, of Ashburn, was charged with missile at an occupied vehicle, gang participation, and obstruction of justice. Duren allegedly threw a rock at a vehicle that was driving away. Duren and another subject ran to the area of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The two subjects were apprehended. The other subject, a 15-year-old from Sterling, was released to the custody of his parents. Petitions are pending against the juvenile. The incident was determined to be gang-related. Duren remains held without bond. The case remains under investigation. (C2008015325) So, if you saw anything, tell the deputies. Thank you.


>>>September 11, 2008

Remember, ask others to remember and pray on this day, 9-11-2008. Leesburg is having a short ceremony.

And fly the American flag to show respect for those serving and determination to end the threat against America.

God Bless you and all of us.

Snapshots of 9/11 New York Bear Witness. Some of the photos are stunning.

The linked site has a massive collection of World Trade Center photos, most of them taken by amateurs.
The site is set up for browsing. I looked at number 1484, a gripping photo that is not to be forgotten. Ever.

http://hereisnewyork.org/index2.asp

>>"I Remember 9-11" 2003 Statement by Eugene Delgaudio
http://www.joineugene.com/news/article.php?article=256


>>> FOR PATRIOTIC YOUNG PEOPLE OR OTHERS INTERESTED IN BIG POLITICAL EVENTS.

John McCain and Sarah Palin will campaign in Virginia on Wednesday, September 10th. John McCain and Sarah Palin will hold a campaign rally in Fairfax at Fairfax High School AT 10 A.M. IN THE MORNING.

Voters can obtain tickets by going to the McCain Virginia website at Virginia.JohnMcCain.com or by visiting one of the Virginia Victory offices on Monday, September 8th from 12:00 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. EDT and Tuesday, September 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT. There is an office for John McCain and Sarah Palin located on the 2nd floor above the Santini's restaurant in the Clocktower shopping center by the newly renovated Shoppers Food wharehouse by the extremely community minded Chick Filet. Ask for Melinda it was her birthday last week.

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