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  • Fire-breathing bartenders arrested, face 45 years (Nanny State)

    08/18/2010 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 17, 2010 | By: Scott McCabe
    Two fire-breathing bartenders face up to 45 years in prison each for performing flaming bar tricks. Jimmy's Old Town Tavern owner Jimmy Cirrito said his bartenders have been entertaining his customers -- by juggling bottles of alcohol and spitting out streams of flames using matchbooks and lighters -- for more than a decade and no one's complained. But shortly after midnight on July 24, two of his longtime employees were hauled out of the Herndon bar in handcuffs and charged with three felonies each plus other misdemeanors "They were being treated as if they were terrorists, charged as if they...
  • Virginia Man Accused of Providing Material Support to Terrorists [Update: GUILTY!]

    07/21/2010 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Virginia Man Accused of Providing Material Support to Terrorists ALEXANDRIA, VA—Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, of Fairfax County, Va., was arrested today on charges that he provided material support to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after Chesser was arrested and the charging documents were made public. “This case exposes the disturbing reality that extreme radicalization can happen anywhere, including Northern Virginia,” said U.S. Attorney...
  • Gov McDonnell: Quality of life attracted Northrop Grumman to Virginia

    04/27/2010 10:41:27 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 19 replies · 511+ views
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says quality of life and a business friendly government ultimately wooed Northrop Grumman Corp. to choose Northern Virginia for its corporate headquarters. He also says the commonwealth is giving the company $12 million to $14 million in various incentives. Speaking on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program Tuesday morning, McDonnell stressed life issues over cash in what won Northrop. "The biggest thing they get is a great place to do business and honestly, at the end of the day, that's really what they cared about," McDonnell told WTOP's Mark Seagraves. "They wanted a great place for their...
  • Laura Bush Book Tour Published, Starts May 4 in Northern Virginia and D.C.

    04/19/2010 7:15:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies · 1,332+ views
    LauraW ^ | Monday, April 19, 2009
    Spoken from the Heart Book Tour Events Tuesday, May 4, 2010 McLean, VA Books-a-Million Book Signing @ 12:00 pm 1451 Chain Bridge Road McLean, VA Thursday, May 6, 2010 Arlington, VA Costco Pentagon City Book Signing @ 12:00 pm 1200 South Fern Street Arlington, VA Washington, DC Smithsonian GW University Lisner Hall Remarks and Book Signing @ 7:30 pm 2121 1 Street, NW Washington, DC Friday, May 7, 2010 Dallas, TX Dallas Museum of Art - Arts and Letters Live @ 7:30 pm Southern Methodist University 6414 Hilltop Lane Dallas, TX Saturday, May 8, 2010 Dallas, TX Borders Bookstore Book...
  • WaPo Columnist Celebrates Pro-life Pharmacy’s Closure

    04/14/2010 11:41:06 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies · 488+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/14/10 | Anthony Kang
    Petula Dvorark, Washington Post's designated church-basher, commemorated the closure of a Virginian "pro-life" pharmacy with snide glee in her April 13 column. "The Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy in Chantilly proudly and purposefully limited what it would stock on its shelves. But it turns out that no birth control pills, no condoms, no porn, no tobacco and even no makeup added up to one thing: No customers," Dvorak wrote. "John T. Bruchalski, president of Divine Mercy Care and the doctor who opened the pharmacy, then had to close it, said he wanted a place where pharmacists ‘could bring their conscience into...
  • MS-13 member’s trail shows gang’s movement

    04/02/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 841+ views
    Loudoun Times ^ | Marc 31, 2010 | Jana Wagoner
    Sixty years. That’s how long Antonio Neftali Urrutia-Barrera, 20, of Reston, will spend in federal prison after being sentenced March 19 for two of the many crimes he either committed or is accused of committing in late summer and early fall 2008. One of those crimes was a triple shooting in Sterling Park that left a Loudoun resident paralyzed from the waist down. During a period of a little more than two months, Urrutia-Barrera—who is in the country illegally from Central America—spent time in three Virginia counties and one Maryland county. His crimes left at least four innocent bystanders injured....
  • Virginians Protest 9/11 Mosque Fundraiser FeaturingConnolly, Moran and Kaine

    04/01/2010 9:54:43 AM PDT · by CatherineMartin07 · 26 replies · 1,445+ views
    ACT!for America ^ | 04/01/10 | Catherine Martin
    VAST The Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force Contact: James Lafferty (703) 931-2324 Virginians Protest 9/11 Mosque Fundraiser Featuring Connolly, Moran and Kaine Praise Senator Jim Webb and Delegate Kaye Kory for Withdrawing Fairfax, VA -- A coalition of Virginia and national organizations charged today three prominent Virginians – Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congressman Jim Moran and for Governor Tim Kaine have “trashed their oath to protect and defend the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions” by appearing as special guests at a fundraising dinner for the 9/11 mosque Dar Al Hijrah in Falls Church, Virginia. The groups also praised Senator Jim Webb and...
  • Obama Signing Reconciliation In Northern Virginia

    03/27/2010 3:26:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 659+ views ^ | March 27, 2010 | Laura Alcorn
    Obama will be signing the Reconciliation Bill on Wednesday at Northern Virginia Community College. I am sure that there will be a protest/rally however, I don't have any confirmation. If you or your organization would like to organize a gathering, please post the information here.
  • White House Bans Signs & Banners at Friday Health Care Event

    03/17/2010 8:58:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies · 1,005+ views
    NLPC ^ | March 17, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Barack Obama will speak “on the urgent need for Health reform” at an event on Friday morning at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in the Patriot Center, a basketball arena seating about 10,000. The event is apparently open to all, ensuring that opponents of the plan will be there. But the White House announcement on Facebook reads: Just as a heads up, no signs or banners are permitted, and those who come are encouraged to limit personal items and not bring bags or purses. What a courteous “heads up.” Not satisfied to push a bill the public opposes, and...
  • Obama Speaking at VA Health Care Rally Friday (HEADS UP: George Mason Univ.-open to public)

    03/17/2010 12:42:00 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 676+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 3-16-10 | Ben Frumin
    As the Democrats' push for health care reform enters the home stretch, President Barack Obama will speak Friday morning at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Doors open at 9 a.m. ET. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. ET. The speech will be open to the public, with no tickets required. The Patriot Center is a big arena. This is a rally. More info HERE (WH website).
  • Reid's Wife, Daughter Injured in Highway Accident

    03/11/2010 5:51:39 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 64 replies · 1,549+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-11-10 | The Wall Street Journal
    WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were hospitalized Thursday—the wife with a broken back and neck—after their minivan was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer truck on an interstate highway in suburban Virginia, authorities said. Reid's wife, Landra, 69, and the couple's daughter, Lana Barringer, 48, were taken by ambulance to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Neither woman's injuries appeared to be life-threatening, and the daughter was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday night, Reid aides said. Mrs. Reid was listed in serious condition. "Mrs. Reid has a broken nose, broken back and broken neck,'' Reid...
  • 6 of the 10 richest counties in U.S. are in DC area

    03/10/2010 7:54:56 AM PST · by · 40 replies · 1,626+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | David Sherfinski
    Loudoun ranks as the richest county in the United States, immediately followed by Fairfax and Howard counties, while Montgomery, traditionally one of the wealthiest, is now 10th. Forbes magazine ranked eight other Washington-area counties in its list of the nation's 25 wealthiest counties, far more than any other area in the country. The rankings are based on 2008 median household income data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Loudoun's median household income was $110,643, while Fairfax's was $106,785 and Howard's came in at $101,710. "This is obviously very good news," said David Robertson, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of...
  • America's Richest Counties (D.C. Suburbs Top The List)

    03/06/2010 10:19:52 AM PST · by bamahead · 41 replies · 1,396+ views
    Forbes / Yahoo ^ | March 5, 2010 | Francesca Levy
    The country's fattest paychecks are brought home to these high-end suburbs. The country may have started its long haul back to economic recovery -- if recent news that consumer spending increased slightly in January is any indication. But even so, most Americans still aren't ready to brag about their paychecks. Except, perhaps, in Loudoun County, Va., where median household incomes are higher than anywhere else in the country. This affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., where families take home a median $110,643 annually, tops our list of America's 25 richest counties. Wealth Radiates From the Capital Like Loudoun, a number of...
  • Radical anti-gun candidate flying under radar in Virginia special election

    02/27/2010 7:29:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 374+ views
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk
    On Tuesday, March 2d, voters in Fairfax County Virginia's 41st House District will vote in a special election and choose a Delegate to fill the seat vacated by Democrat David Marsden. Prior to Marsden, the 41st District's Delegate seat had traditionally been held by Republicans. See the map of this District here. So far the only controversy to arise in this campaign is Republican Kerry Bolognese's charge that his opponent, Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, has been conducting unfair "push-poll" operations against him. "I'm outraged that that these false claims would be made at all, much less in a sleazy push poll,"...
  • VA-11 2010: GOP Opportunity Connolly vulnerable? Herrity vs. Fimian in June primary

    02/19/2010 6:55:34 PM PST · by HokieMom · 14 replies · 569+ views
    Great Falls Connection ^ | 1/27/2010 | Julia O'Donoghue
    2009 might be remembered as the year the Fairfax County Republican Party got its groove back. The Grand Old Party won special elections for Braddock District supervisor and Providence District school board member, two seats that had been held by Democrats for several years. They also managed to knock off two incumbent Democrats in the House of Delegates after losing ground on that front in the last two campaign cycles. And local Republicans were produced a 4,500-vote win in Fairfax County for Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) this past November. Though McDonnell was heavily favored to win the gubernatorial race statewide,...
  • VA House 2010: Frank Wolf Faces Republican Primary Challenger

    02/19/2010 6:27:34 PM PST · by HokieMom · 15 replies · 428+ views
    Great Fall Connection ^ | 02/18/10 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Wolf Faces Republican Primary Challenger By Julia O'Donoghue Thursday, February 18, 2010 Sterling resident Jim Trautz has decided to take on 30-year incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) for the Republican Party's nomination in Virginia 10th congressional district, which includes all or parts of McLean, Great Falls, Herndon, Oak Hill, Vienna, Chantilly and Centreville. According to the candidate's Web site, Trautz is a retired Naval officer and ordained minister who also managed a "multi-million dollar program" as a private defense contractor. A father of six children, he has lived in Virginia for 25 years. Trautz is critical of Wolf's 2009...
  • A Roof Collapses Feared As More Snow Expected to Fall

    02/09/2010 4:18:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies · 679+ views
    WJLA ^ | 02.08.10
    The heavy snow has taken a toll on some local buildings, and with more on the way the weight of winter is now its own danger. "When something collapses you never know when its going to happen," said Captain Dan Schmidt, Fairfax County (web | news) Fire and Rescue. The roof of Fairfax Fire Station 10 in Baily's Crossroads came crashing down early Monday morning. The 24 to 28 inches of snow and ice proved too much for the 12-year-old flat roof to handle
  • Anger counselor charged with pulling gun in parking flap

    02/05/2010 6:10:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 23 replies · 698+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2010 | Tom Jackman
    A respected domestic violence and anger management counselor in Fairfax County was arraigned in federal court Thursday after he allegedly pulled a gun on two men who he believed were blocking his car on an Annandale street last week. The two men were federal marshals. Jose L. Avila, 57, was ordered held without bond pending a detention hearing Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He has been held in the Fairfax jail since Jan. 25, when he apparently picked the wrong place and time to complain about thoughtless parking. Avila's attorney said Avila had worked for many years at...
  • Virginia Islamic School's Expansion Met Protests

    01/31/2010 6:35:06 AM PST · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 544+ views
    NPR News ^ | January 31, 2010 | James Tarabay
    In Northern Virginia, a private school needed the local county's approval to expand to serve more students. This would have hardly raised an eyebrow had it not been for one particular detail: The school is Islamic, funded by the government of Saudi Arabia. The Islamic Saudi Academy, located in Fairfax County, has long been under the microscope of its opponents. But for residents along the two-lane country road where the school sits, the debate was transformed from a local land-use issue into a heated discussion about the school, its teachings and the relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United...
  • Va. man faces charges after arms found in NJ motel

    01/26/2010 10:38:52 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 789+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - Authorities in New Jersey say they seized a cache of weapons and ammunition including rifles, a grenade launcher and a night vision scope from the motel room of a Virginia man arrested by officers responding to a report of a suspicious person. Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, of Reston, Va., also had maps of a U.S. military facility and a town in another state. He is set for arraignment Tuesday on charges including unlawful possession of weapons, possession of prohibited weapons, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.