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February 9, 2010

National Weather Service-- 7 to 14 inches of Snow

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST WEDNESDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST WEDNESDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW. SNOW WILL MIX WITH SLEET AND RAIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT . * ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 14 INCHES.


Loudoun County Opens Major Event Hotline for Snow-Related Information & Referral
NEW NON-EMERGENCY HOTLINE

The Loudoun County government is activating the Loudoun County Major Event Hotline for people who have non-emergency questions related to the record-setting snowstorm and the significant storm that is expected to arrive shortly.


(Please take note of this new number, discard the previous number please)

The hotline, 703-737-8300,

is intended for non-emergency calls. The hotline will be active throughout the current snow event. As always, people should call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

Also, the county website has links to helpful storm-related information at www.loudoun.gov/snow.

SCHOOLS CLOSED

All LCPS Schools and Administrative Offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Employees should not report to work. The courts are closed both Wednesday and Thursday. The county government buildings status will be announced tomorrow.

>>>>Loudoun County Delegate Bob Marshall's "Personhood bill"


Del. Bob Marshall's (Republican of Loudoun and PW) House Bill Number 112 "personhood" bill will be heard Wednesday 2-10-10 before the House Courts of Justice Constitutional Law Subcommittee just after the House of Delegates adjourns.

HB 112 is a civil statute which defines that unborn children at all stages of development are "persons" and have legally protectable inherent rights to the enjoyment of life and liberty and the right to due process guaranteed to all persons under the Virginia Constitution. HB 112 grants legal standing to parents to assert these rights in Virginia courts.

This bill is important to many of you and you may not see this news in the local paper.

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson announced today the formation of the 26th Citizen's Police Academy, which will commence on Tuesday, March 10, 2010. (NEW SUBSCRIBERS: this is open on first come first served basis only)

The free sessions will be held one evening per week from March 10th through May 19th Each session will be two-and-a-half hours in length and begin at 7 p.m. Class locations will be announced prior to the upcoming session.

Sheriff's Office personnel will conduct the training classes, providing an overview of all the aspects of law enforcement within the agency. Members of the class may also have the option of participating in a ride-a-long with a deputy after completing the academy.

The classes are open to Loudoun County residents over the age of 18. To enroll in the Citizen's Police Academy, please contact Bonnie Burke at the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at (703)771-5722, during normal business hours of 9 AM. to 5:00 PM.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants.

LOUDOUN'S MICHAEL SPAK PASSES

Michael Spak the founder and leader of the Loudoun Crime Commission has passed away. He was only recently hailed by supervisors during a discussion and asked to participate in a citizens workshop just a few days ago. Last year he raised a sum of money to offer as a reward in the Ashburn murder of a retired CIA officer. For years he led meetings where law enforcement officers from every state, federal and local department discussed local issues and informally solved many issues.

From the Washington Post: MICHAEL ROBERT SPAK (Age 62) Of Leesburg, VA, died suddenly of a heart attack on January 25, 2010 while on vacation with his family in Vail, Colorado.

Friends may call on the family on Thursday, February 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Cr. SE, Leesburg, VA. Funeral services will be held at Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, Virginia on Friday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m.

REDUCED RATE AT HOLIDAY INN

The Holiday Inn Dulles in Sterling , Virginia is offering a special snow emergency rate of $69 to local families and businesses seeking shelter from the impending snow storm. For reservations please call 703-471-4711 and ask for Kamal Gill, Hotel Manager.

REMINDER; VALENTINES DAY IS SUNDAY, FEB. 14

President's Day is Monday February 15.


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