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  • Virginia city official under fire after claiming that God, not government, ended slavery

    03/15/2015 3:13:24 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | Caitlin Gibson
    A Leesburg, Virginia, Town Council member drew criticism from the president of the Loudoun County branch of the NAACP after stating that God — not government — was solely responsible for freeing America’s slaves and correcting racial injustice. “It’s the . . . hand of God touching the hearts of man that will bring unity within diversity, it’s not government,” Leesburg council member Thomas Dunn said at a public meeting Tuesday. Dunn spoke after a well-attended public hearing at which dozens of Loudoun County residents urged the town council to approve the creation of the Leesburg Diversity Commission. Dunn abstained...
  • FL: Intruder Shot Dead in Leesburg

    02/02/2015 11:57:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Steven Ricker has been in and out of jail 11 times since 2006.   At about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, 1 February, he was shot and killed.  The Leesburg resident who shot him says that Ricker was attempting to force his way into his family's apartment.  The manager of the apartment complex says that Ricker had banged on his door first, and that he appeared to be high and searching for drugs.  The manager thought Ricker had left, until he heard the gunshot.  Video at the link.  ©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice...
  • Alternator Belt Cut on Romney Bus

    07/09/2012 4:09:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | Bridget Johnson
    The Romney team today confirmed grass-roots reports that a campaign bus was sabotaged by an unknown vandal over the weekend. The bus, which was being used for campaign events but not transporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was parked in Richmond, Va., when the vehicle was tampered with late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. A Romney campaign official told PJM that the alternator belt was cut. Repairs were under way Monday to get the bus back on the road for a voter registration event in Springfield, Va., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Springfield Metro Commuter Lot....
  • Florida Carry Sues the City of Leesburg FL

    03/14/2012 11:53:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Florida Carry
    Florida - -( Leesburg FL (March 14th, 2012) As was reported in December, the City of Leesburg, FL has decided to stick by its anti-gun laws in direct defiance of state law and their own city charter. Leesburg City Manager Jay Evans has flatly refused our requests that the city repeal its firearm ordinances, in compliance with state preemption of firearms law. City Manager Evans stated that: “Any action taken in the future regarding the existence of these laws in our Code of Ordinances will be done at the discretion, pleasure, and timing of the Leesburg City Commission.” The City...
  • Training excercise startles locals (papers please, mein herr)

    01/05/2012 9:36:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Commercial ^ | 1/5/12 | MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer
    It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits. But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg. With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building. "I thought...
  • Bomb hoax delays cruise ship off Florida

    03/29/2010 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 5 replies · 393+ views
    YahooNews ^ | March 28, 2010 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) – A Carnival cruise ship was held off the Florida coast for several hours on Sunday while authorities searched the vessel and arrested a drunk passenger on bomb hoax charges, the Coast Guard said. No explosives or hazardous materials were found and the ship, the Carnival Sensation, was allowed to dock at Port Canaveral on Florida's Atlantic coast Sunday morning, Coast Guard petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson said. The ship carried 3,470 passengers and crew and was headed back to Port Canaveral after a three-day cruise to the Bahamas when a passenger reported hearing another passenger make...
  • Leesburg Gets Scrooged No Christmas displays at the courthouse

    11/27/2009 11:10:41 AM PST · by khnyny · 29 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | November 27, 2009 | Matthew Stabley
    Leesburg, Virginia: Looks like the traditional Loudoun County Courthouse Christmas displays will be absent this year. For almost 50 years the Rotary Club of Leesburg has placed a Christmas tree on the courthouse grounds, Leesburg Today reported. For 20 years, Dennis and Debbie Welch has set up the courthouse nativity scene. But a new policy from the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Loudoun County Courthouse prohibits any displays, according to Leesburg Today. Phil Rusciolelli has spearheaded the Rotary Club's Christmas tree initiative the past five years.

    10/30/2008 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 73 replies · 4,883+ views
    exclusive to | October 30, 2008 | Albion Wilde and Tom the Redhunter, with photos by Tom the Redhunter
    LEESBURG, LOUDON COUNTY, VIRGINIA— Tito Munoz, a dark-haired, muscular building contractor in khaki work clothes, steel-toed boots, a yellow hardhat and sunglasses, is striding back and forth, beckoning the crowd to ramp up the cheering. We had been cheering sporadically since before daybreak as we waited for Sarah Palin, scheduled to speak at 10 AM here in Leesburg, northern Virginia — a traditionally “red” area lately tipped towards blue by DC commuters and an influx of immigrants. Speculation about who would introduce Sarah Palin ran from Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who had done so the day before in Florida, to Fred Thompson,...
  • Palin event moved to Salem Stadium

    10/25/2008 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies · 1,911+ views ^ | October 25, 2008 | wdbj7
    Sarah Palin's visit to Salem has been moved. The City of Salem says the response to the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate's visit has been overwhelming and the rally will be moved outdoors to Salem Stadium.
  • Palin to rally in Leesburg Oct. 27

    10/23/2008 5:38:29 AM PDT · by frankiep · 65 replies · 3,569+ views
    The Loudoun County Republican Committee announced Oct. 22 on its Web site that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican Vice Presidential nominee, will hold a rally Oct. 27 in Leesburg at JR Festival Lakes. Time of the event is to be determined. “We are excited and honored that Gov. Palin is coming to Loudoun County to lend her support for the great ‘Get Out The Vote’ effort we have undertaken for our GOP candidates,” LCRC Chairman Glen Caroline stated on the LCRC Web site. “Loudoun Republicans and many Independents are energized and excited by the McCain/Palin ticket and are...
  • Memorial Allowed After Debate Over Expression

    06/15/2008 6:07:51 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 124+ views
    Washington post ^ | June 15, 2008 | Jonathan Mummolo
    A rendering of a statue honoring Revolutionary War veterans. Photo Credit: Courtesy Of Loudoun Revolutionary War Memorial Committee Photo What expression would an 18th-century woman have donned as her husband left for war? It depends on which government official you ask. snip... ... In an artist's rendering, the man gazes toward the horizon with a determined stare. The boy's head is upturned, as he looks with pride at his father. The wife? "She's looking pretty beat; she's looking like she's sad," Supervisor Kelly Burk (D-Leesburg) said. "If we could get the representation of her to be more looking forward...
  • VA-Loudoun: Leesburg Gauges Illegal-Immigrant Policies [Officials Discuss Tougher Measures]

    08/17/2007 5:27:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 503+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2007-08-16 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    Inspired by Loudoun County and other local governments that are considering tougher measures against illegal immigrants, Leesburg town leaders took a look at their policies this week to determine whether they should pursue a similar path. Leesburg Town Council members Ken Reid (R) and Fernando "Marty" Martinez (D) initiated the discussion at the council's work session Monday night. At issue was whether the Leesburg Police Department should collaborate more closely with federal immigration authorities and whether the town could penalize businesses that hire illegal immigrants. Reid said that although illegal immigration is not a major problem in the town, it...
  • Leesburg (Va) Pulls All Civic Signs; Confederate Flag At Center Of Controversy

    01/13/2006 11:43:22 AM PST · by robowombat · 340 replies · 3,854+ views
    Leesburg Today ^ | Jan 12, 2006 | Molly Novotny
    Leesburg Pulls All Civic Signs; Confederate Flag At Center Of Controversy Molly Novotny Jan 12, 2006 -- A Confederate battle flag is not the symbol town staff wanted greeting visitors and residents entering Leesburg. So to ensure the symbol would not adorn the town’s entrance points, town staff removed all civic organization signs from those gateways. Removing all of the signs, to exclude the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ sign legally, has caused frustration among the civic groups, many which have been advertising their clubs’ meetings for a generation. “I belong to several of the organizations that post their signs there,”...
  • Storms in Maryland and Virginia

    05/25/2004 3:47:16 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 29 replies · 215+ views
    WRC TV4 Washington DC
    Powerful storms have knocked out power in most of Hagerstown. Trees are down over the entire area and Frederick, MD is about to be hit. Tornado Warning for Leesburg Virginia. Harpers Ferry has had very large hail.
  • Christa Rogaliner found SAFE in Maryland today: Had been missing for more than 1 month

    02/01/2004 2:12:25 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 54 replies · 634+ views
    WMAL-AM 630 Radio - Washington, DC | February 1, 2004
    Just announced at 5pm news break. Christa Rogaliner, who had been missing since mid-December from her Leesburg, VA area home, was found unharmed in Maryland today. Credit for finding her was given to the TV Show "America's Most Wanted," which had featured her story this week.

    12/14/2003 4:22:38 PM PST · by wcdukenfield · 243 replies · 321+ views
    <p>A 17 Year old Loudoun County girl has been missing since Friday, December 12, 2003. Christa was last seen Friday morning at Dulles Town Center Mall in Sterling, Virginia. She had driven to the mall in a 1993 green Ford Escort Wagon and developed car trouble along the way. She arrived at the mall at approximately 10:00 am, went in to pick up a package and was seen as very distraught by associates in the mall. She was given directions to a local auto parts store in Sterling and left the mall with her package. She has not been seen since.</p>
  • LaRouche brings wild pitches to NH primary

    11/16/2003 5:21:46 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 7 replies · 172+ views
    NHSunday News ^ | 11/16/03 | JACK KENNY
    WOULDN’T YOU know? Right after New Hampshire Baseball backed away from its plan to call Manchester’s minor league team the New Hampshire Primaries, the perfect mascot appeared. Or, rather, reappeared. Lyndon LaRouche of Leesburg, Virginia, turned up at the New Hampshire State Library in Concord on Wednesday and announced to the non-waiting world that he is once again a candidate for President of the United States. He is entering the lists as a Democrat and claims to have already raised $5.7 million for his dark horse campaign. LaRouche would have been the ideal mascot of the New Hampshire Primaries for...
  • Report: Saudis funded infiltration of U.S. military

    10/17/2003 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Brian S · 8 replies · 331+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 10-17-03
    Friday, October 17, 2003 Saudi Arabia has funded the indoctrination of U.S. soldiers and inmates to an ideology adopted by Al Qaida. Research conducted by the Washington-based Institute of World Politics has asserted that Saudi Arabia poured tens of millions of dollars into spreading Al Qaida-related ideology among American soldiers and inmates. The report said the Saudi aim was to form insurgency cells throughout the United States that support a Wahabi agenda. "Islamists terrorists view conversions of non-Muslims to Islamism as vital to their effort," J. Michael Waller, a professor at the institute, said. "U.S. counterintelligence is vigilant against recruitment...
  • Pentagon probes it's Muslim school choice

    09/30/2003 1:39:25 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 428+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept 30. '03 | Unknown
    Pentagon probes its Muslim school choice WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A school the Pentagon relied on to train Muslim military chaplains is under investigation for possible ties to al-Qaida, ABC News reported Tuesday. For the last six years, the Pentagon used an unaccredited school in Leesburg, Va., to train and certify most of its 13 Muslim chaplains. But in the last 18 months, the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences also has been part of a federal investigation into possible financial ties to al-Qaida, ABC reported. One of the chaplains mentioned in correspondence between the Pentagon and the...
  • Pentagon Says It Will Review Chaplain Policy

    09/27/2003 2:49:10 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 306+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 27, 2003 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    or the last five years, Qaseem A. Uqdah, a Marine Corps veteran, has been visiting military bases around the world in search of Muslim officers and enlistees who might make suitable chaplains.In his role as a recruiter, Mr. Uqdah is not employed by the military. Instead, he is an independent middleman who runs a group that is authorized by the Pentagon to nominate Muslim chaplain candidates. He said he is paid nothing for his efforts and is motivated by his belief in Islam.One of the clerics Mr. Uqdah recommended to the Pentagon — Capt. James J. Yee, a Chinese-American convert...
  • Military probes hiring of clerics

    09/25/2003 10:45:05 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/26/03 | Rowan Scarborough and Steve Miller
    <p>The Pentagon yesterday ordered a review of how it recruits military chaplains, particularly Muslim clerics endorsed by two groups with ties to radical Islam.</p> <p>Pentagon officials yesterday informed senators of the review as Sens. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, announced upcoming hearings on whether the radical Wahhabi sect has infiltrated the U.S. military chaplain corps.</p>
  • Fifth Column II

    09/22/2003 11:30:47 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr
    <p>Almost exactly six months ago, at the start of the liberation of Iraq, this column warned that a "fragging" incident at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom "could be the precursor for a far larger and more dangerous problem, both for the military and for American society more generally. Call it the 'Fifth Column syndrome.' "</p>
  • Probe of 2 Groups That Train Muslim Chaplains Sought

    09/23/2003 12:52:40 AM PDT · by Stultis · 7 replies · 358+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 September 2003 | John Mintz & Susan Schmidt
    Probe of 2 Groups That Train Muslim Chaplains Sought By John Mintz and Susan SchmidtWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, September 23, 2003; Page A03 [snip] Six months ago, Schumer asked the Pentagon to launch an internal review of the way the military determines the reliability of Muslim clerics in the armed services, but so far no such effort has been undertaken, officials said yesterday. [snip] Schumer previously raised questions about two institutes that train Islamic chaplains for the military: the Leesburg-based Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS); and the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs Council, which helped...
  • The fifth column syndrome (A wake up call to all who love this country) The Sgt. Akbar attack

    03/24/2003 4:04:31 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 38 replies · 597+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 3/24/2003 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The fifth column syndrome (Washington, D.C.): The most traumatic loss the U.S. military has suffered to date in the war with Iraq may, ironically, have been inflicted not by Iraqi Republican Guards, regular army units or irregular "Fedayeen." Rather, it may have come at the hands of an American servicemen. 'Fragged' by One of Our Own Early Sunday morning Kuwait time, a sergeant assigned to an engineering brigade of the 101st Airborne Division allegedly attacked three tents in which many divisional commanding officers were sleeping on the eve of their unit's jump-off into Iraq. According to press reports of the...
  • Federal Agents Raid Leesburg Home

    01/24/2003 3:49:19 AM PST · by BinaryBoy · 37 replies · 309+ views
    Leesburg Today ^ | January 23, 2003
    Jan 23, 2003 -- The federal joint terrorism task force this morning raided a Leesburg home, loading numerous items from the house into a Ryder moving van. Leesburg Police assisted in serving the search warrant on the single family home located on a cul-de-sac in the Foxridge community in northwest Leesburg. An FBI spokesman confirmed that the exercise was carried out by the terrorism task force and said that no arrests were made. The search is part of an ongoing investigation and details of the search are not being publicly released. Some neighbors reported being told by agents that the...