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RED LIGHT CAMERAS DEAD?

February 8, 2005

Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to allocate almost one million
dollars in proffer monies and other transportation allocations to fund a
construction bond with the Route 28 Tax District PPTA which includes a
cloverleaf at Sterling Boulevard and Route 28. And Rose Ellen Ray is
getting her 1/8 of a mile paved on Mt. Gilead too. Thank you BOS.

Tuesday night is a public hearing at the Board of supervisors at 6:30
p.m. with public comment the first order of business.

>>>> HOUSE OF DELEGATES COMMITTEE KILLS RED LIGHT CAMERAS
>>>> DELGAUDIO ONE OF TWO SUPS OPPOSED

In spite of the Board of Supervisors asking for red light cameras
(Delgaudio and Waters opposed) it was reported on Friday that a House of
Delegates committee voted to discontinue (end) the authorization of
these cameras in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I will keep you posted.

>>> SUPERVISOR DELGAUDIO RIGHT ON TARGET
>>>> earlier inquiries now shown to be right on

This information has been distributed at church, and sent to me by
several area taxpayers who do not want their Loudoun school properties
used for propaganda of any kind, conservative, liberal; pro-gay rights
or anti-gay rights.

When I attended high school, students performed in plays such as Our
Town, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady - good quality plays without an agenda or
axe to grind. This was material that the whole family could enjoy.

>>>>>>>>>>>The Issue:

Stone Bridge High School sponsored a play called "Postcards from
Paradise." During this play there is a scene where two male students
kiss and then tell the audience that, "You can't tell me that there
isn't a little bit of me in every one of you."

>>>>>>>>>>>>What Can I Do?

Tell the Loudoun County School Board that as a taxpayer, you believe it
is inappropriate to promote homosexuality in our public schools.
Contact the School Board members immediately. The next School Board
meeting is on Tuesday, February 8th. Forward this e-mail several times
to other taxpayers in Loudoun County who don't believe schools funded by
taxpayer money is the place to promote sexual lifestyles.

>>>>>>>>>How Do I Contact Them?

I have been told you will get your message through only if you write
each and every school board member separately and frequently. I have
been told that no action will be taken unless the public writes.

John A. Andrews
Chairman
andcominv@aol.com

Thomas E. Reed
At-Large Member
tomreedatlarge@aol.com

Bob Ohneiser
Broad Run District
ohneiser@adelphia.net

Mark J. Nuzzaco
Catoctin District
mark@nuzzacolcps.org

Robert F. DuPree, Jr.
Dulles District
rfdupree@aol.com

Sarah B. Smith
sarahbsmith@adelphia.net

J. Warren Geurin** (has been strong critic of "homosexual advocacy")
Sterling District
jwgeurin@aol.com

Joseph M. Guzman, Ph.D.
mail@josephguzman.com

Speak at the School Board Meeting:

The public is always welcome to speak directly to the School Board
members. Their next meeting is:

This Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 6:30pm
at the Administrative Building
102 North St., NW Leesburg, VA 20176

What Can I Say?

A sample letter is attached below. Feel free to write your own or you
are welcome to use the one below.

Dear School Board Member,

I recently learned that Stone Bridge High School sponsored a play over
the weekend called "Postcards from Paradise." In the January school
newsletter this play was billed as, "a show you won't want to miss."
Needless to say, I was upset to find out that the show our children were
not supposed to miss was one where two male students engaged in a
homosexual kiss onstage and then addressed the audience saying, "You
can't tell me that there isn't a little bit of me in every one of you."

The idea that our public school system is being used to promote a
homosexual lifestyle is disturbing. When Christ's name is banned in
schools, and bricks with crosses on them are removed from Potomac Falls
High School until a lawsuit forces them to be put back, it makes me feel
that a double standard is being placed against people of faith.

We are continuously lectured on the idea that we need to keep God out of
the classroom. Am I now to believe that the reason we need to keep God
out is so that homosexual teachings can have free reign?

I want to know how this play and its contents came to be approved by the
faculty at Stone Bridge High School. I want to know if you, as a School
Board member were aware of this play, and if so, do you approve of it
being supported by the public school system? Finally, I want to know
what you are going to do to make sure this kind of thing does not happen
again.

School is somewhere we expect our children to be safe, and that safety
also includes making sure that the impressionable minds of students are
not being encouraged to 'explore' homosexuality under the guise of
'tolerance.'

Sincerely,
Name: ______________________________
Address: ______________________________
______________________________

>>> LINK CHARITY FUNDRAISER MARCH 13

Celebrate Thanksgiving in March! LINK Gala Benefit at Lansdowne Resort.
Proceeds to support LINK's 2005 Thanksgiving Food Basket Program!

On Sunday, March 13, the Riverside Wind Symphony will present a concert
in the Grand Ballroom of the Lansdowne Resort to benefit LINK. The
proceeds from this dinner event will be used to cover the costs for this
years LINK Thanksgiving food basket program! Please call Mark Gunderman
@ 703-406-9106 to order your tickets now.

Come join LINK on Sunday evening, March 13 for a dinner of hope, love,
joy and peace. God bless our great community!

>>>Help Bowl and Raise Money for Buses for Kids To Ride

Virginia Regional Transportation Association The 3rd Annual Bowlathon
Presents: BOWLATHON Village Lanes 49 Catoctin Circle, SE Leesburg, VA
20175(703) 777-1864
February 26, 2005 AT 6pm Bowling For Free!

A great and entertaining night of entertainment and fun awaits for
friends, co-workers,and the whole family! You can be part of a fund
raising event for Virginia Regional Transit! It is easy, open to the
public and the cost is FREE! CALL (540) 338-1610 ext. 17 TO SIGN UP!
Virginia Regional Transportation Association (VRTA) is a not-for-profit
corporation providing public and Para-transit services to the people of
this community. Proceeds from this fund raiser will benefit VRTA. All of
the dollars raised will be matched with federal and state funds,
resulting in $4.00 of service for every dollar raised.

>>>>>Dulles Toll Road Tolls to Pay for Rail Boondoggle!

With little notice and no accessible public hearing for Northern
Virginia commuters, the Commonwealth Transportation Board is planning to
raise tolls on the Dulles Toll Road from 50 to 75 cents at the main
plaza and from 35 to 50 cents at other exits in order to finance the
Metro extension to Dulles Airport - which will not be built out to
Reston until 2011 at the earliest. This project will not take cars off
the roads, nor will it ease congestion. The new fares could be in effect
as early as this spring!

Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Your Delegate
del_trust@tomrust.org

Below is the sample letter:

Subject: Don't Increase Tolls on the Dulles Toll Road!

Dear Delegate Rust,

I urge you to stop the Commonwealth Transportation Board from passing
any toll increase on the Dulles Toll Road! If all goes as expected, the
Board will raise toll rates from 50 to 75 cents at the main plaza and
from 35 to 50 cents at other exits when the Board meets in Richmond on
Feb. 17, 2005. This means that most residents of Northern Virginia will
not have a chance to attend a hearing and that the Board will be making
its decision without necessary input.

If history is any guide, costs are likely to increase far beyond current
estimates and the rail extension will do little to relieve gridlock on
the roads. Once the project is built, the proposed rail connector will
create yet another burden on local taxpayers since Metro requires large
annual operating subsidies.

Forcing motorists to pay a heavy share for a project they may never use,
without even holding a local hearing or a public vote, is patently
unfair. Northern Virginians deserve a say over whe! ther our tolls will
be raised or not.

>>>> TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY TELLS LOUDOUN BOARD
>>>> NO CTB HEARING IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
>>>>> BUT PLENTY OF MEETINGS

The CTB (Commonwealth Transportation baord) is a body appointed by
Governor Mark Warner and empowered to make decisions regarding
transportation projects like raising tolls on automobile drivers for
mass transit use (YUK). The current proposal is to raise the tolls by
25 cents at each of the Toll Road exits and 25 cents at the main toll plaza.

HERE comes the response to the Loudoun county board of supervisors
demand for a public hearing on the increase in tolls to pay for mass
transit From: Secretary of Transportation Whittington "Let Them Eat
Cake" Clement
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 16:30:25 -0500

(Quote) "Dear Loudoun Board of Supervisors (sic) (and the people of
Loudoun who will pay the increased tolls)

Thank you for your email regarding public comment on the proposed toll
increase on the Dulles Toll Road.

.......... the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is providing
several opportunities for the public to provide comment on the proposed
toll increase.

>>> Population at large can express opinion by videoconference!

These opportunities include: providing comments to the Board at its
February 16 workshop via videoconference from VDOT’s Northern Virginia
District Office in Chantilly or in Richmond, and providing comments at
the Board’s February 17 regular meeting in Richmond.

>>> OR you can go to Richmond (I do not think so)

The workshop and regular meeting begin at 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
respectively. Public comment may also be submitted anytime prior to the
CTB meeting via the Internet at www.virginiadot.org.

(Or you can write a letter to sectrans@governor.virginia.gov and state
"THIS IS FOR THE RECORD, Hon. Secretary of Transportation Whittington
Clement)

>>> CTB MEMBER KATE HANLEY TO FACE THE MUSIC, ALONE

In addition, Northern Virginia CTB Member Kate Hanley is holding public
meetings to receive comment on the proposed toll increase. These
meetings are scheduled as follows:

>>> FEB. 10 IN FAIRFAX, JUST ONE CTB MEMBER AGAIN
>>> FEB. 11 IN LOUDOUN, BUT ONLY ONE CTB MEMBER

On February 11 at 6:30 p.m. a public meeting will be held in the Board
Room of the Loudoun County Government Building (1 Harrison Street, S.E.,
Leesburg, Virginia).

>>>> FEB. 12 IN HERNDON, BUT ONLY ONE CTB MEMBER?

I encourage you to participate in this process. Thank you again for
your letter." (Unquote, headlines added)---- Whittington W. Clement,
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

>>>>> FAT TUESDAY ------------Do you like pancakes?

Today, Tuesday February 8th, from 7am-2pm, IHOP is giving away free
shortstacks of pancakes. In exchange for the free pancakes you can make
a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society there at IHOP.
Go to any local IHOP and help fight blood-related cancers.
Carrie Holdcraft ( www.caringbridge.org/va/leah ) will be at the
Sterling IHOP from 7am-2pm. Hope to see many of you there.

>>>>>Tsunami Relief Effort at Christian Fellowship Church, Feb. 25

"Jericho", in conjunction with "The Melany Moore Band", "J.C. Mason",
and Christian Fellowship Church of Ashburn, VA, are putting on a concert
to raise funds for Tsunami Relief. Plans have already been made to hand
deliver 100% of all funds raised to the affected area. The event is
February 25th at CFC from 7-10 PM.

The theme will be "Rock for Relief". it will be held at CFC, 21673
Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, VA. from 7-10PM. The organization that this
will be funneled through is the Winchester based "Outreach to Asian
Nationals" and the team will deliver funds and work disseminating food
and water in Colombo Sri Lanka. They will leave on 12 March 05.

Any donation checks should be made out to CFC with "Rock for Relief" in
the memo section. There will not be an entrance fee but passing the hat
will take place during the concert. (not sure exactly how that will
happen). If you need more info feel free to contact Jerry Earley at
703-675-5952

>>>>PRO-HOMOSEXUAL SEX SURVEYS CAN BE OUTLAWED ONCE AND FOR ALL

Two years ago Fairfax County Public Schools (with funding from Fairfax
County) tried to impose a controversial, intrusive, and behaviorally
misleading survey with questions involving sexual practices, behaviors,
and safe sex practices on minor public school children. The survey
however was pulled before it was given because the survey company
required indemnity from Fairfax County.

In order to prevent this from happening again, in Fairfax County or in
Sterling or in Loudoun County (as it did in October already) and to
provide parents with the ability to protect their children from such
intrusive surveys in the future it is necessary to amend state law.

Delegate Tim Hugo has introduced HB 2613 which is currently before the
House Education Committee. HB 2613 will prohibit such surveys without
written informed consent of parents for students to participate in the
survey within 30 days prior to administration of the survey if
information obtained is for sale or if it results in the disclosure of
students or parents personal information as described in the bill. Thank
you Del. Hugo.

A complete copy of the Hugo Bill To Outlaw Obscene Surveys Without
Parental Consent:
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+HB2613

Please CALL or E-MAIL the following Delegates on the House Education
Committee and ask them to vote yes on HB 2613. Do it today and again
tomorrow. Thank you.

Dick Black 804 698-1032 email:
Del_Black@house.state.va.us

Tom Rust 804 698-1086 email:
Del_TRust@house.state.va.us

Gary Reese 804 698-1067 email:
Del_Reese@house.state.va.us

Jeffrey Frederick 804 698-1052 email:
Del_Frederick@house.state.va.us

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