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  • VA-Fairfax: Not enforcing laws leads to immigration woes

    08/07/2007 9:41:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 594+ views
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | 2007-08-07 | Krista Noonan
    It's sad to see the the proponents of the "grand immigration compromise" continue to blame the failure of its passage on American citizens who are "nativists" or "racists." They have to continue to tell anecdotal stories of bigoted comments in grocery stores. They don't want to credit the American people, both liberal and conservative, for learning the truth against all attempts by Congress, the administration, and the media to try and tell us that the "system is broken," we the giant Superpower, can't enforce our laws, and so forth. They now blame talk-radio for pointing out the ridiculousness and unworkability...
  • Ways sought to end overcrowding in homes

    01/06/2006 11:26:01 AM PST · by JZelle · 23 replies · 921+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-6-06 | Keyonna Summers
    Several local officials -- facing overcrowding problems in their respective jurisdictions -- support the recent suspension of a ban on extended family members living under one roof in Manassas but said localities still must find a way to deter illegal aliens and others from cramming into single-family homes. "Overcrowding is a problem in a number of our neighborhoods and we have to find some way to address that problem [but] I don't believe the government can tell families which relatives can live with them," said Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat who is chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors....
  • The whiners

    09/22/2003 11:43:42 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 186+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | by Mona Charen
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- As you may have heard, we in the Washington, D.C., area experienced a genuine, honest-to-goodness hurricane last week. The pre-storm hype was what we've come to expect here whenever nature shows the smallest signs of temper. I recall fondly a radio announcer from the 1980s who used to tease Washingtonians by leaning very close to the microphone on days when snow was in the forecast and intoning: "Ladies and gentlemen. It is going to snow. We are all doomed." Still, a hurricane is nothing to be cavalier about, and we took the necessary precautions -- batteries,...
  • Malvo (sniper's) lawyers challenge Virginia death penalty

    02/13/2003 6:51:49 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 6 replies · 212+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 2/13/03 | Matt Barakat
    <p>FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo challenged the constitutionality of Virginia's death penalty law in court papers filed Wednesday. They also asked the judge to rule graphic crime scene photos inadmissible, grant access to evidence and regulate the number of deputies who will guard Malvo in the courtroom.</p>
  • Davis to Push Bill Allowing President to Reorganize Agencies

    01/26/2003 11:53:46 AM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 239+ views
    Government Exectutive Magazine ^ | January 22, 2003 | Tanya N. Ballard - tballard@govexec.com
    House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., said Wednesday that he plans to push legislation that would give the president broad authority to reorganize federal agencies. His goal is to get the measure through Congress by August. “It’s clear that you can’t take the existing structure into the 21st century,” Davis said during a luncheon sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit group focused on improving the government’s recruitment and retention record. “We need to give the administration reorganization authority…where they can move ahead without specific congressional authorization in every case.” According to Davis, the public holds...
  • Lawmakers back bill on alien licenses

    12/17/2002 11:19:19 PM PST · by kattracks · 64 replies · 1,639+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/18/02 | Vaishali Honawar
    <p>Republican lawmakers in Virginia say they will back legislation at the upcoming General Assembly session that would require noncitizens who apply for driver's licenses to prove they are in the country legally.</p> <p>The reaction followed a statement from Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore, who said this week he would seek such legislation because seven of the 19 September 11 hijackers had illegally obtained driver's licenses issued in Virginia.</p>
  • GOP freshman learn lessons on promises

    01/25/2003 8:21:52 PM PST · by VaFederalist · 5 replies · 195+ views
    Manassas Journal-Messenger ^ | Jan 25, 2003 | JEFF E. SCHAPIRO AND CHRIS NEWMAN
    Northern Virginia conservatives are getting the cold shoulder from moderates in the state Senate who are letting their bills sit or die in committee. Freshmen Sens. Jay O'Brien, R-39th District, Smyth, and Ken Cuccinelli, R-37th District, Fairfax, both went to Richmond this year promising more money for Northern Virginia from the rest of the state and limits to the growth of the state budget and local real estate taxes. Cuccinelli was surprised this week when the chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee refused to allow a vote on his bill to cap local property taxes. "I'm not here for...
  • Man accidentally shoots self while beating dog

    01/25/2003 3:28:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies · 349+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 25, 2003 | uncredited
    <p>WASHINGTON - Debbie Poore told police her husband of three weeks called her at work about 6 p.m. Thursday to say that their dog, a 2-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei, had bitten him on the hand - and that he was going to kill it.</p>
  • D.C. Considers Public Subway Toilet

    01/23/2003 1:52:11 PM PST · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 284+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | JANUARY 23, 2003
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON (AP) — The first public toilet in the Washington area subway system would get a one-year trial under a recommendation Thursday from transit officials. If the full Metro Board approves Feb. 20, a self-cleaning single stall unit made in New Zealand will be placed inside the fare gates of the Huntington station in Fairfax County, Va. The test run, with a price tag of $66,500, will monitor customer acceptance, feasibility, safety and cleanliness, officials said. ``We're going to gauge it and see what happens,'' Metro chief engineer Pat Porzillo said....
  • Conservative Republican Cuccinelli wins Va. State Senate Seat

    08/06/2002 7:43:56 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies · 548+ views
    State Senate District 037 Precincts Reporting: 37 of 37 (100.00%) Registered Voters: 111,236 Total Voting: 18,234 Voter Turnout: 16.39 % Candidates Party Vote Totals: K T Cuccinelli Republican 10,041 C A Belter Democrat 8,193 Total: 18,234
  • Virginia House of Delegates Special Election December 17, 2002 (and you thought we were finished!)

    12/02/2002 12:16:47 PM PST · by Ligeia · 79 replies · 1,022+ views
    WP ^ | November 20, 2002 | Lisa Rein
    Excerpt The 40th District House seat opened this month, when voters elected James K. "Jay" O'Brien Jr., a Republican who held the seat for 11 years, to the state Senate. Voters will go to the polls Dec. 17 to choose his replacement.
  • Muslim Groups in Terror Probe Gave Thousands to GOP Races (Virginia)

    01/23/2003 10:44:48 AM PST · by Damocles · 17 replies · 665+ views
    Washington Poset ^ | January 22, 2002 | Lisa Rein
    Muslim Groups in Terror Probe Gave Thousands to GOP Races   By Lisa Rein Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, January 22, 2003; Page B01 Two Republican state lawmakers from Northern Virginia received thousands of dollars in the summer and fall from the leaders of several Muslim groups whose Herndon headquarters were raided in March by federal agents investigating possible terrorist financing.The network of individuals, foundations and businesses gave $8,000 to the reelection campaign of Del. Richard H. Black (Loudoun), campaign finance reports filed last week show. Ken Cuccinelli (Fairfax) took $5,400 in campaign cash from some of the same...
  • Congressman Frank Wolf to Hold Town Meetings in Herndon, McLean VA on 1/25/03

    01/21/2003 7:06:19 PM PST · by gieriscm · 2 replies · 415+ views
    Congressman Wolf's Office | 1/21/03 | Dan Scandling
    For Immediate Release Contact: Dan Scandling, (202) 225-5136 WOLF TO HOLD TOWN MEETINGS IN HERNDON, McLEAN ON JANUARY 25 Washington, D.C. - Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) will hold Town Hall meetings in Herndon and McLean on Saturday, January 25. The meetings times and places are: -- Herndon -- 9 a.m. Herndon Town Council Chambers 765 Lynn Street -- McLean -- 11 a.m McLean Governmental Center 1437 Balls Hill Road Both meetings are open to the public. Wolf usually opens with a few brief remarks then takes questions from the audience. Del. Tom Rust will be Wolf's special guest at the...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Teenager Malvo in Sniper Case

    01/22/2003 8:05:59 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 14 replies · 274+ views
    USA Today / AP ^ | 1/22/2003 | Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
    <p>FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A grand jury indicted 17-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo on two counts of capital murder in last fall's sniper shootings, setting the stage for a death penalty trial.</p> <p>The indictment, issued Tuesday and made public Wednesday, also includes one count of using a firearm in a murder. Both capital murder counts stem from the Oct. 14 slaying of FBI agent Linda Franklin.</p>
  • Parents press board to cancel sex survey (Virginia)

    01/21/2003 10:20:46 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 88 replies · 505+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2003 | By Jon Ward
    <p>Fairfax County parents, upset about a school district plan to administer a sex survey to high school sophomores and seniors, are asking the county's Board of Supervisors, which is paying for the study, to quash the questionnaire.</p> <p>"The schools are getting out of control," said Karen Budd, an Oakton mother of two. Her younger child attends a public middle school and her elder child attends a private Catholic high school. "They are assuming parents' responsibilities, and parents are letting them," she said.</p>
  • Malvo can be tried as adult

    01/15/2003 8:25:28 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 13 replies · 342+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Malvo can be tried as adult 01/16/2003 Associated Press FAIRFAX, Va. - Citing what he called strong circumstantial evidence, a judge ruled Wednesday that 17-year-old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo can be tried as an adult, making him eligible for the death penalty. Juvenile Court Judge Charles Maxfield made his decision after a hearing in which prosecutors said that Mr. Malvo tried to extort $10 million from authorities during the killing spree and that fingerprints on the murder weapon and other evidence tied the teenager to four attacks, three of them fatal. Mr. Malvo and John Allen Muhammad, 42,...
  • Sniper Deserves 'Ultimate Sanction,' Ashcroft Says

    01/15/2003 5:01:12 PM PST · by grimalkin · 1 replies · 195+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | November 07, 2002 | FOXNews.com
    <p>FAIRFAX, Va. — With another set of indictments returned against the sniper suspects, Attorney General John Ashcroft said officials are weighing who has the best evidence to deliver the "ultimate sanction" — death.</p> <p>A Virginia prosecutor says he is satisfied he has the evidence to immediately try John Allen Muhammad and 17-year-old John Lee Malvo. The two were charged with murder Wednesday in the Oct. 14 slaying of an FBI analyst in Fairfax County.</p>
  • Teen Sniper Suspect Can Be Tried as Adult (VA JUDGE RULES ON MALVO)

    01/15/2003 3:17:53 PM PST · by aristeides · 26 replies · 165+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | JAN. 15, 2003 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    A judge ruled Wednesday that 17-year-old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo can be tried as an adult, making him eligible for the death penalty.
  • A sound, a feeling: Husband of sniper victim recalls unforgettable night of death

    01/15/2003 2:40:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 141+ views
    AP | 1/15/03 | ADRIENNE SCHWISOW
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- He never saw the gunman, or the car in which the killer fled. There was only a noise, and a feeling of something hitting his face. Fighting back tears, William Franklin said he learned later the night of Oct. 14 that the sound he heard was gunfire -- and what had hit him in the face was the blood of his wife, Linda Franklin. Speaking for the first time at a hearing Tuesday for teenage sniper suspect John Lee Malvo, Franklin said he watched helplessly as his wife lay still, her skull split open by a...
  • The Prosecutors for John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo (Ebert and Horan)

    01/12/2003 11:11:14 AM PST · by leadpenny · 14 replies · 627+ views
    The Free Lance Star - Fredericksburg, VA | 12Jan03 | Kari Pugh and Pamela Gould
    The Free Lance-Star CHARM, GUILE MAKE EBERT A DEADLY FOE Using country charm and legal guile, Prince William Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert has sent more men to death row than any other prosecutor. By KARI PUGH Minutes after announcing capital-murder indictments against sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo, the man most likely to send one of them to death row skipped town. Prince William County's top prosecutor slipped away "to the country" for the night--leaving a dozen reporters from around the world clamoring outside the courthouse and his voice mail clogged with 108 unanswered messages. "I've...
  • Homeland Security eyes site in Chantilly

    01/08/2003 10:24:35 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 282+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2003 | By Tim Lemke
    <p>The leading contender for the site of the new Homeland Security Department is a building in a business park in western Fairfax County, which would strengthen demand for a rail line along the Dulles Corridor but would worry those concerned with urban sprawl.</p>
  • Bob Barr: Crimes before the fact (Police Gestapolike behavior chilling in the extreme)

    01/09/2003 11:23:50 AM PST · by TLBSHOW · 67 replies · 689+ views
    washtimes ^ | 1/9/2003 | Bob Barr
    <p>In last year's mega-hit movie "Minority Report," starring Tom Cruise in a mid-21st-century sci-fi thriller, D.C. police identify persons who have not yet committed a crime, but who, based on premonition evidence are going to commit a crime, and then swoop in and arrest these pre-criminals before they can carry out their dastardly deeds.</p>
  • New Agency [Homeland Security] Appears Headed to Northern Virginia

    12/11/2002 5:59:53 PM PST · by Ligeia · 19 replies · 330+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 12.11.02 | MARTY NILAND
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Bush administration is leaning toward northern Virginia as the home of the new Department of Homeland Security, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and a congressional source said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The administration has decided to lease space and is focusing on underutilized space in Virginia," said Norton, who sits on two committees that worked to create the department.</p>
  • Local leaders decry raids at Fairfax bars

    01/07/2003 10:16:11 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 131+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/08/03 | Matthew Cella
    <p>Lawmakers and business leaders responded yesterday with a mix of skepticism and outrage to a Fairfax County police initiative to take trouble-making drinkers out of bars, then arrest them.</p> <p>Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kate Hanley called for a review of the monthlong police sting, telling The Washington Times that she supports "aggressive enforcement" of drunken-driving laws but that the program needs to be re-evaluated.</p>
  • Police enforcing public drunkenness laws at local bars

    01/02/2003 5:40:57 PM PST · by Defiant · 21 replies · 842+ views
    Fairfax Times ^ | 1/2/03 | Michelle Zimmermann
    Home -> News -> Content Thursday 2 January, 2003 NEWS SEARCH   Advanced search      News     Top Stories   Government   Police/Courts   Youth/Schools   Obituaries   Columnists   Editorial   Letters to the Editor   Weather   Regional News      Community News      Sports      Entertainment      Real Estate      Classifieds      Links      Business Directory      Society Page Photo Galleries             SECTION LINKS Movie Showtimes TV Listings Top Stories Police enforcing public drunkenness laws at local bars By Michelle Zimmermann December...
  • Police State USA--Cops Go To Bars To Arrest Drunks

    01/05/2003 10:31:33 PM PST · by DWar · 399 replies · 1,681+ views
    POLICE STATE, USA Cops go to bars to arrest drunks Gestapo-like tactics prompt outrage, complaints among owners, citizenry Posted: January 6, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com In the ongoing effort to keep public places clear of intoxicated citizens and drunk drivers, some police agencies are using a controversial tactic – going directly into bars and restaurants in order to make arrests. Such is the situation in northern Virginia, where Fairfax County Police are targeting patrons suspected of having one too many. "They were talking to one of the guests, then physically pulled him off the barstool," Richie Prisco,...
  • Police enforcing public drunkenness laws at local bars (SWAT THUGS FISHING FOR DRUNKS)

    01/08/2003 4:06:11 AM PST · by putupon · 39 replies · 429+ views
    Fairfax Times ^ | 1-2-03 | Michelle Zimmermann
    Police enforcing public drunkenness laws at local bars By Michelle Zimmermann December 31, 2002 Fairfax County Police are targeting Reston and Herndon area bar-restaurant patrons suspected of having one too many drinks. Police have been taking them outside for sobriety tests and, if they fail, arresting them for public drunkenness. The owners of local bar-restaurants are complaining that these tactics are too aggressive. But a county police spokesman says the practice is nothing new and, besides, helps prevent worse abuse that can lead to alcohol-related driving accidents. According to Virginia statutes and the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC),...
  • Jackbooted Teetotalers: 'Don't Drink in the Bar'

    01/08/2003 7:40:20 AM PST · by ZGuy · 163 replies · 448+ views
    Center For Consumer Freedom ^ | January 7, 2003 | CCF
    Talk about shooting fish in a barrel! Officers in “SWAT-like garb” are now bursting into Northern Virginia bars in search of intoxicated patrons. Anyone registering over 0.08 percent Blood Alcohol Concentration -- the legal limit for driving -- is subject to arrest. Anyone who looks drunk can be written up. Police justify the arrests by saying that they want to ensure customers aren’t being “overserved.” Bar-goers with that unlucky fate “would be transported to an adult detention center until they sobered up.” Perhaps the police haven’t heard of getting a ride from a friend and sobering up at home. A...
  • Sniper false witness who misled police sentenced to 6 months

    01/08/2003 12:28:43 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 11 replies · 186+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 1/8/03 | AP
    <p>FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A man accused of falsely telling police that he witnessed one of the sniper shootings last October pleaded no contest Tuesday to an obstruction of justice charge.</p> <p>Matthew Dowdy, 37, was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000 on the misdemeanor count. He has been jailed since Oct. 18 on $75,000 bond.</p>
  • "Police Arrest Witness Accused Of Lying To Sniper Investigators"

    10/18/2002 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Hail Caesar · 49 replies · 694+ views
    NBC affiliate WRC-TV News Ch. 4 ^ | October 18, 2002 | WRC-TV News Ch. 4 / Associated Press
    Police Arrest Witness Accused Of Lying To Sniper Investigators Falls Church Man Faces 6-Month Jail TermFairfax County Police have arrested and charged Matthew Dowdy, 37, of Falls Church, Va., for allegedly making false statements to police.Dowdy was arrested Friday afternoon, one day after police said his account of Monday night's sniper shooting outside the Home Depot store had been discredited.He is charged with "knowingly and willfully make(ing) a materially false statement or representation to a law enforcement officer who is in the course of conducting an investigation of a crime by another". He faces up to six months in jail.Dowdy's...
  • Parents Protest 'Homosexual Rights' in Virginia School District (Update)

    07/26/2002 4:36:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 118 replies · 1,837+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/26/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    CNSNews.com) - A proposal to add "sexual orientation" to anti-discrimination statutes in local schools is causing dissension in Fairfax County, Va., where some parents claim the measure is unnecessary and could be used to undermine the religious convictions of students who believe that homosexual behavior is wrong. Parents and pro-family groups also complain that Fairfax school libraries contain books that depict homosexuality only in a non-critical light and that the testimony of people who left the homosexual lifestyle is not allowed in school board debates on anti-discrimination. "This is the work of gay activists in the school system," said Peter...