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Eugene Delgaudio 2013 Thanksgiving Message and News

November 26, 2013

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

WOODLAND ROAD NOW 4 LANES

Woodland Road is now 4 lanes from Cascades Parkway opposite Claude Moore Park to Atlantic Boulevard. This was done by removing out of town commercial vehicles that were blocking resident commercial businesses at that location.

Besides benefiting the companies paying taxes and their employees, shoppers going to the Dulles Town center shopping area have another easy route.

Previously, as Supervisor of Sterling District, I worked to make Davis and Shaw roads, respectively, four lanes where the road was previously two lanes to benefit the commercial areas.


THANKSGIVING WEATHER ADVISORY

The Sterling National Weather Service says Heavy Rain today and tonight.

Wednesday: Rain before 3pm, then rain and snow likely. High near 40. Breezy, with a northwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

VDOT TELLS STERLING:
WE WILL LIFT LANE CLOSURES FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is lifting lane closures during the five-day Thanksgiving travel period to keep interstates and highways clear for motorists as they travel to their holiday destinations.

VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Wednesday, Nov. 27, until noon Monday, Dec. 2.

VDOT NORTHERN VIRGINIA HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE SCHEDULE:

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) restrictions on interstates 66, 95 and 395 will be lifted (ONLY) on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28. Normal HOV restrictions will be in place on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 29. (this is good only if you
are traveling Thursday).

VDOT Travel-Trend Map Shows When, Where to Avoid Peak Congestion

Want to avoid peak congestion times this Thanksgiving holiday? Motorists can plan their arrival and departure times over the five-day travel period by using VDOT's past traffic-trends map for Virginia interstates.

http://people.virginia.edu/~seb4v/Thanksgiving2013/TG_desktop.html


LINK restocking for Christmas distribution programs
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW AND DEC. 9 - 14

LINK will repeat the process on Saturday December 14th, but will replace the coats and clothing with new toys. As of today, LINK needs about 4,000 new toys for children newborn through 16 years old and 45,000 pounds of non perishables. It is a huge objective, but one God knows we can meet and possibly exceed with help from our Sterling community.

Volunteers are again needed to pick up food donations from schools during school hours located in Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn area and drop it off at either Christ the Redeemer or Trinity Presbyterian. This activity is required for the Christmas event between Monday, December 9 and Friday, December 13. LINK uses electronic volunteer calendars for many positions to make it easy for you to pick times that are convenient for you.

LINK Volunteer Lists Online -- if you would like to see all of the lists where LINK has ongoing needs, click here.
http://www.linkagainsthunger.org/


REPUBLICAN MARK MAY ASK FOR RECOUNT.

HIGH GOP sources say "Yesterday's state canvass posted no changes from the local ballot counting, confirming a 165-vote deficit for "our" Mark (Obenshain), which, to be clear, represents a 7/1000ths of 1% difference among the more than 2,200,000 votes cast. Now, should Mark request a recount as he is legally allowed, here's what might happen:

Hundreds of thousands of ballots could be scanned again and in many cases individually examined where the machines previously picked up a "no vote" in the AG's race." unquote.

It sounds to me that such a process would certainly produce a shift in vote totals. There would have to be with that many votes reexamined. The question then would be, how big is the shift and in whose favor?

You can read more in these two posted discussions about "recounts" to be helpful:
http://www.vpap.org/updates/show/1415
http://watchdog.org/117686/state-attorney-general/

You might consider contributing to Mark at www.markobenshain.com. These post-election expenses were surely not anticipated, and we can't leave Mark high and dry. The other side, Loudoun's Mark Herring, has retained Al Franken's counsel who helped him overturn the Minnesota Senate election through a recount in which allegations of "fabricating votes" and "fantasy ballots" were introduced.


Message to Loudoun Youth From Loudoun Youth

It's time to think about how YOU can make a difference in your school, neighborhood and community. The Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition encourages middle and high school students to define an issue, organize a project, implement their plan and present their outcome. Everyone who Steps Up is a winner, but the projects with the greatest impact win CASH AWARDS of $1,000, $500 and $250.
http://www.loudounyouth.org/programs-2/the-step-up-loudoun-youth-competition/

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