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More Snow is on the way.....Missing Person In Sterling......Fire In Townhouse and Precautions Promoted by Delgaudio to prevent fires......DELGAUDIO REPORT IN THE MAIL NOW

January 24, 2013

Missing Person In Sterling

LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Missing Sterling Woman

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Photo: Latanger N. Gray

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help locate a missing Sterling woman.

Latanger N. Gray, 47, was last seen by family members on January 21st at her residence on Pryor Square in Sterling. She is described as a Black female, 5'6" tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective S. Cumberledge at 703-777-0475.


Fire at Townhouse in Sterling This Past Monday

Fire and rescue units from Cascades, Sterling Park, Lansdowne, and Fairfax County responded to the scene at 290 Chelmsford Court in Sterling, at about 8:30 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2013.

Arriving units reported fire from the roof of a two-story, end unit townhome. The occupants, who were alerted to the fire by neighbors, were able to get out of the house prior to arrival of fire and rescue crews.

Precautions on Preventing Fires During Winter

Officials Issue Home Heating Safety Reminders in Wake of Sterling Townhouse Fire

Loudoun County fire officials are reminding residents to take safety precautions when heating their homes during this extended cold spell. The reminder comes after a townhouse fire in Sterling that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage.

The fire was under control within twenty minutes and was contained to the one unit. There were no reported injuries. The occupants of the home were displaced by the fire and are staying locally with friends.

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office determined the cause to be accidental in nature, originating from the chimney and spreading to the roof.

Fire officials remind residents to be diligent about safety when heating their homes this winter. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireplaces, chimneys and chimney connectors account for the largest share of home heating fire incidents. Creosote build-up is the leading cause of chimney fires. Follow these safety precautions to ensure your family is safe:

" Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from your fireplace or wood stove.
" Have your chimney, fireplace, or wood stove inspected and cleaned annually.
" Burn only dry, well-seasoned wood that has been split, stacked, and allowed to dry for 12 months.
" Have a sturdy screen on a fireplace, and allow ashes to cool before disposing of them in a metal container away from your home.
" Install carbon monoxide alarms in your home.
" Ensure smoke alarms are installed and functional, testing them once a month.

More information on how to heat your home safely is online at www.loudoun.gov/heating-safety

Printed Delgaudio Report In Your Mailbox Now
OPPOSES TAX INCREASE and more


20,000 Sterling Americans are in receipt of the largest circulation newspaper
in Sterling, the Delgaudio Report.

The 2nd largest newspaper is this online STERLING AMERICAN you are reading to 5,000 subscribers.


Sterling Foundation Winter Fun-Raising January 31

These are Sterling's top citizens always out front on the Boulevard, picking up trash and planting hundreds
of trees. They sponsor the Sterlingfest and many other charities

Please help us keep these projects going by eating at: Joe's Pizzaria
22360 S Sterling Blvd, Sterling, VA 20164 (703) 444-9500 http://joespizzaria.com/ On Thursday, January 31, 2013
From 5-8 pm

Joe's will donate a percentage of the receipts from that evening (including take-out orders) to the Sterling Foundation

New Indoor Pool

Sterling has a small "storefront" indoor pool over by Dranesville Road and Route 7 next to Giant for small children. It is quite a scene watching the pool in a storefront at street level.


Large Outdoor Pool in Sterling Is More Traditional

The Sterling Pool on Sterling Boulevard is doing a membership drive according to informed sources. The outdoor swimming will wait for warmer weather but you can save $50 by paying now.

A member of Sterling Seahawks says the family pool passes are $299 until the end of January, and regularly $349. A Junior member is $99 till the end of January, regularly $129.

For more information call 703-430-1400 or visit the Pro Shop at 333 South Sterling Blvd.


Sterling's Forrest B. Snyder, Jr. Asks In his online Blog:

Are you living a life of privelege? Would you like to? Check out Flashes of the Obvious at http://flashesoftheobvious.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-life-of-privilege.html to find out one way.

Teen Job Fair March 16

Save the Date, Saturday March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Claude Moore Community Center on Cascades Parkway. That's the date for Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio's Fifth Annual Teen Job Fair. Let me know if you can volunteer and let me know if you want to hire teens. One new company that prepares food wants to hire 1500 teens for the summer just ten minutes from Sterling.

Park View HS "The Elephant Man"
Dominion HS "Little Shop of Horrors"

Opening night will be Thursday Janaury 31, Friday Feb. 1 and closing on Saturday Feb 2 at 7 p.m. nightly Dominion HS is producing Little Shop of Horrors for its Winter production on Thursday Feb. 14m Friday Feb. 15, and Saturday Fe. 16, 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Loudoun Water Rate Hike In Your Future?
Why promote elitists to our utility company?

I support average citizen members to the Loudoun Water board that are pledged to reduce unnecessary spending for elaborate offices and overpriced projects so I nominated former Water Board member Dimitri Kesari to an expired term. Charlie McKinney is a former Republican Chairman and Ben Belrose is a former GOP district chairman. All three are just your "average citizen".

Any of these are qualified -- in my opinon-- but Kesari is a nominee devoted to budget reduction and serves as a long time defender of Sterling values. Kesari is a manager of national campaigns, many Virginia campaigns, served 4 years on the water board under Republicans and was elected to local town office. This Republican and the other GOPers would be blocked by a new proposal.

Some board of supervisor members like Scott York want to block average citizens from serving on the utility rates board and only allow "professionals" or elitists and want to specifically and catergorically bar "average" citizens.

This decision will be made by the board of supervisors at their February meeting.

I believe if they put "professionals" on the Loudoun Water Board it will result in higher water rates for Sterling residents as "professionals" are not going to pledge to keep water utility rates down.

If you believe your water bill should be carefully watched by someone who is known for cutting waste, then tell the board to keep "average" citizens like Dimitri Kesari on the board. Write the board at bos@loudoun.gov

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