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Eugene Delgaudio: "Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!" 0ver 1,000 Homes With Christmas-Holiday Lights

December 23, 2010


Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings.

The Park View HS Band held a Tuna Christmas on Juniper Avenue as many stopped and watched. Thank you Park View HS Band.


The lights are up as always on that special street and this year there are over 1,000 homes with lights up for the Holidays. Thank you all.



Santa Visits Sterling


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Regarding a major local effort, Mark Gunderman serves the Sterling Community as a volunteer on a variety of causes (hunger, homelessness and prayer) and writes a weekly column promoting these and other critical causes to Sterling.

"IT WAS A MIGHTY DAY" says Gunderman

Sterling's Mark Gunderman reports "LINK guests flock to Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling to receive 5-7 days worth of non-perishable groceries and a grocery gift certificate. LINK began distributing groceries on Saturday, December 18 at 8 am and received registered guests and walk-ins until 3 pm."

$23,605 in grocery gift cards were prepared for those who registered.
30,000 pounds of non-perishables was prestaged.
3,600 toys were prestaged by age and gender.
46 direct to home deliveries were prepared for sick and handicapped.
3,911 people to include 2,134 children and teens pre-registered to receive groceries at either Christ the Redeemer or Trinity with the children going on to Herndon United Methodist to received two toys each.

Thank you Mark and the 100 volunteers from 17 churches for the LINK effort including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who brought food. We all agree "it was a mighty day".


Delegate Marshall Going to Richmond


Bob Marshall has been in the national news along with AG Ken Cuccinelli opposing Obamacare and recently a federal judge the Hon. Henry Hudson, ruled Obama care as "illegal." That case will be appealed but it is a long hoped for challenge. Congratulations to both.

Bob Marshall also condemned the recent Lame Duck Congress for repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell and has introduced legislation to repeal it for the Virginia National Guard.

Bob Marshall also recently wrote me "Please attend the VIRGINIA RALLY FOR LIFE Thursday JANUARY 13, 2011, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM At the Bell Tower on the Capitol Grounds (in Richmond)"


Del. Tom Rust Going to Richmond

Held a Homeowners association meeting this past Saturday and briefed HOA and the public.Rust also revealed "Watch for New Speed Limit Signs"

Rust told me "VDOT has completed installation of 70 mph speed limit signs. This has increased speed limits in many sections of interstate across the Commonwealth, including I-81, I-77, I-95, and I-295. Engineering studies were conducted on all segments of the interstates where the speed limit was increased. Studies included a review of crash patterns and history to select locations where increased speed would not exacerbate an existing problem. None of the segments recommended for the 70 mph speed limit are in high crash areas."

Both Marshall, Rust and others will host a Town Hall meeting Thursday Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Leesburg County Government Center in the Board of Supervisors room.

>>>>Thank You Washington Post

Once again, the Washington Post continues to reveal how schools fail to prevent sexual predators from gaining entrance and perpetrating their abuse of our children.

In this revealing news article on a federal GAO investigation titled "Laws fail to keep sex offenders from working in schools, federal report finds", we learn:

"People with a record of sexual misconduct are often able to land positions in public and private schools as teachers, support staff, volunteers or contractors, slipping through a system of background checks meant to thwart them, federal investigators reported Thursday."

For more go to
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121603100.html?hpid=moreheadlines

West Virginia Man Charged for Two Sterling Bank Robberies

Multi-Jurisdictional Effort Ultimately Led to Identity of Suspect

Loudoun County Sheriff's Investigators have obtained warrants for a West Virginia man in connection with two bank robberies that occurred in Sterling, Virginia. Law enforcement officials are crediting a joint investigation involving multiple jurisdictions with helping break the case.


Five Photos here in this link
http://joineugene.com/photogallery/gallery.php?id=485


Benjamin L. Sebastian, 32, of Inwood, West Virginia was apprehended on Saturday, December 11, 2010 in West Virginia and is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail on charges stemming from two more bank robberies in Winchester, Virginia.

In Loudoun County, Sebastian is accused of the October 6th robbery of the Bank of America in the Regal Plaza and the November 20th robbery of the Wachovia Bank in the Community Plaza. Warrants were obtained on December 15, 2010 for entering a bank with the intent of committing a robbery (two counts), robbery (two counts) and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony (two counts).


Previous Newsletter posted "Top Ten Sterling Charities"

http://joineugene.com/news/article.php?article=6388

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