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  • Woman Handing Out Samples at Va. Costco Shot by Police After Acting Strangely

    05/29/2013 5:18:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 185 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 5/29/13 | Mila Mimica |
    A woman handing out pizza samples at a Virginia Costco was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon after she began acting strangely and came at the officers with a weapon, authorities said. A sheriff's deputy also was wounded in the leg, possibly by a ricochet. He is expected to recover. The melee began at about 3 p.m., when store employees noticed the woman acting oddly at the Costco in Sterling, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said. Witnesses said she seemed upset about the pizza she was handing out.
  • Seven of nation’s 10 most affluent counties are in Washington DC region

    09/20/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2012 | Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik
    The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show. With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running. More surprising, Arlington County leapfrogged from the fifth spot to third, with a median household income of almost $101,000, a $6,000 gain in one year. Four in 10 households in the county are single...
  • Loudoun County in hot seat on approving Metro’s Silver Line decision

    03/24/2012 10:15:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Fredrick Kunkle and Caitlin Gibson
    With the clock ticking on whether Northern Virginia’s two richest counties will go along with the next phase of extending Metrorail to Dulles International Airport, all eyes are on Loudoun County’s recently elected, all-Republican Board of Supervisors. If the vote were held today, elected officials and business leaders in Fairfax and Loudoun counties say they would not be surprised if Loudoun’s board opted out of the second phase of a $2.7 billion project that would extend the new Silver Line from Reston. Citing uncertainty over future ridership and potential costs, at least two members of Loudoun’s nine-member board have indicated...
  • Man posing as Hillary Clinton robs Sterling bank at gunpoint

    12/29/2010 10:46:15 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 4+ views
    loudountimes.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2010 | Crystal Owens
    A gun-wielding man wearing a Hillary Clinton mask robbed a Sterling bank on Dec. 27, authorities said. The man walked into the Wachovia bank in Community Plaza about 9:14 a.m., approached a teller, brandished a firearm and demanded cash, according to Loudoun County sheriff’s office reports. The robber then fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses described the robber as a 6-foot-tall black man. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red shirt underneath, according...
  • Ashburn, Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to $53 Million Bank Fraud

    04/29/2010 5:19:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 496+ views
    April 29, 2010 Note: The following text is a quote: http://washingtondc.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/wfo042910.htm Ashburn, Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to $53 Million Bank Fraud ALEXANDRIA, VA—Osama El-Atari, 31, of Ashburn, Va., pleaded guilty today to operating a fraud scheme that stole more than $53 million from banks throughout the United States. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office; and C. André...
  • House Immgrn Reform Bill jeopardizes Herndon/ICE partnership (LEOs to stop enforcing fed immgrn law)

    01/09/2010 2:48:55 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 503+ views
    Fairfax Times ^ | January 5, 2010 | Gregg MacDonald
    A recently introduced immigration reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could potentially end a federal immigration program currently used by the Town of Herndon to empower its local officers to enforce federal immigration law. In March 2007, the Herndon Town Council voted to make Herndon the first incorporated town in America to allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train and empower local officers to enforce federal immigration law under a program called 287(g). Prince William and Loudoun counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park also partner with ICE in the 287(g) program. But as of...
  • Two-Day Trial Challenges County's Policy on Euthanizing Pit Bulls

    05/06/2009 11:18:55 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 425+ views
    By all accounts, the 3-month-old pit bull puppy at Loudoun County's animal shelter was a happy, sociable and gentle dog. He didn't fit the breed's vicious image. The brown-and-white puppy jumped up on shelter employees' laps and loved to play. In evaluations, workers described him as "silly," "wiggly" and "very lovey." Unfortunately for him, he made a few key mistakes in two required behavioral assessments in July 2007. Most puppies would have survived the gaffes, several animal rescue groups allege. But this puppy -- he didn't have a name, only a county-issued identification number, 43063 -- was a pit bull...
  • Police: Members of Street Gang Suspected in Lansdowne (VA) Attack

    04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies · 1,892+ views
    LANSDOWNE, Va. - Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March. Rushing from the Loudoun County courthouse too upset to speak, the family of accused killer Darwin Bowman went to hire him an attorney. Bowman could face the death penalty for the murder of William Bennett and the attack on his wife Cynthia. In court via closed circuit feed from jail, Bowman wore an orange jumpsuit and a grim expression. He and three other...
  • Neighborhood Shaken by Bizarre Murder Mystery

    03/23/2009 1:59:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,927+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Mon, Mar 23, 2009
    Early Sunday morning, deputies found a man's body in a grassy area next to Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne. A woman was found in critical condition nearby. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office got a call at around 5 a.m. A witness had spotted a white van and people outside of it screaming and reported a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found the body of the man. He had suffered severe head trauma. The woman wasn't discovered until the sun started to rise. She was in a grassy area across the street, over a fence. "We found the blood on the...
  • Board Rescinds Direction on Immigration (Illegals Win One in Northern Virginia)

    01/12/2008 5:26:02 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 5 replies · 83+ views
    Loudoun Easterner ^ | 8 January 2008 | Martin Casey
    Board rescinds direction on immigration By Martin Casey, Loudoun Easterner editor Loudoun's new Board of Supervisors Thursday, Jan. 3 withdrew a direction to the county's lobbyist in Richmond made by the previous board regarding immigration matters. The previous board had included in its state legislative agenda a directive to seek authority for the county to deny building permits and business licenses to illegal immigrants and to businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The board had voted 7-2 on Dec. 4, with supervisors Jim Burton (Blue Ridge) and Sally Kurtz (Catoctin) voting "no." But the new board Thursday, now with a...
  • 2 Va. counties OK immigration crackdown ["We were all thinking there would be an amnesty"...]

    08/25/2007 2:30:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 1,956+ views
    2 Va. counties OK immigration crackdown By SARAH KARUSH, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 32 minutes ago Ines Olivia Martinez wonders if her family will be denied medical care. Even her mentally disabled 13-year-old son has been anxiously pointing out police cars amid fears of a local crackdown on illegal immigrants. Resolutions to deny a potentially wide range of public services to illegal immigrants have thrust two northern Virginia counties into the nation's immigration debate. The measures passed in July in Prince William and Loudoun counties join a flurry of recent efforts by local governments nationwide that believe the federal government...
  • "Before New Federal/Local Laws Kick-In, Local Businessmen Unite to Help Illegals"(TRANSLATION)

    08/19/2007 6:55:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 40 replies · 1,292+ views
    Washington Hispanic Newspaper (Translated to English) ^ | 17 August 2007 | Mitzi Macias (Translated to English)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVELFILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Ante Nuevas Regulaciones Federales y Locales Empresarios se Unen Para Ayudar a Los Inmigrantes") Translated Text: ”By Mitzi Macias WASHINGTON HISPANICIn order to respond to the new anti-immigrant (sic: "anti- illegal alien") regulations on the local level in Virginia and federal level, a group of businessmen met to form a coalition through which he will plead for the rights and the contributions of the immigrants (sic: "illegal aliens"). Taking the first step, the coalition is an integration...
  • "Virginia: Immigrants (sic) Now a Target of County Supervisors" (Culpeper)

    08/08/2007 7:09:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 30 replies · 804+ views
    Univision (translated from Spanish to English) ^ | 8 August 2007 | Univision TV (Translated into English)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Virginia: Inmigrantes Son Ahora Blanco de Junta del Condado") TEXT OF SPANISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION Text of Article: ”8 August of 2007, 03:41pm ET CULPEPER, Virginia. (AP) – Even without a debate, in a meeting of the County Supervisors of Culpeper County in Virginia, they have unanimously declared a resolution making English the official language of the county. Also, the meeting held on Tuesday was whether to go along with other localities in Virginia to look to the...
  • VA-PW: Letters: Why can illegals bypass the rules?

    08/07/2007 12:27:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 646+ views
    Potomac News ^ | 2007-08-07 | Greg Cornell
    Immigration is in fact a major problem in our county, state and country. Until the laws are changed, we need to enforce and prosecute with the laws that are currently on the books. Ignoring the laws for immigration violations, whether it is the immigrants or their employers, is currently unfair to every American citizen that is expected to follow the law. At what point did we decide to pick and choose which laws we enforce. We continually encourage illegal immigration by not enforcing the laws once they get here. We've allowed our social services, schools and communities to be overrun...
  • Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism

    07/30/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT · by khnyny · 112 replies · 2,374+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2007 | Pamela Constable
    Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism Pr. William Policy on Illegal Immigrants Prompts Call for Boycott, Other Actions By Pamela Constable Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 28, 2007; A01 Latinos in Prince William County, angered and panicked by a county resolution to crack down on illegal immigrants, are swiftly banding together against what they see as an assault on their community. They vowed this week to block the resolution through a boycott, a petition drive and possibly a labor strike or lawsuit. At packed public meetings in three towns this week, organizers signed up volunteers, circulated petitions, set...
  • Victory for undocumented people (Washington D.C. Hispanic News Translation from Spanish to English)

    07/29/2007 8:45:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies · 844+ views
    <p>Title: "VICTORY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS"</p> <p>The decision of a US Federal Judge in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was considered a victory for the illegal aliens when he declared unconstitutional a municipal ordinance that was established to punish and to fine those who employ and those who house people who cannot demonstrate their legal presence in the United States.</p>
  • *"Hispanics No Longer Feel Welcome in Virginia w/Anti-Immigrant Measures" (TRANSLATION to ENGLISH)*

    07/18/2007 6:20:55 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1,930+ views
    Univision/EFE (translated from Spanish to English) ^ | 18 July 2007 | Univision TV/EFE (Translated into English for FR)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCESUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / US LOCAL RESPONSEFILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCHTRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH)Original Title: "Hispanics No Longer Feel Welcome in Virginia Due To Anti-Immigrant Measures" (Original Spanish: "Hispanos no se sienten bienvenidos en Virginia por medidas anti-inmigrantes") Text: "July 18, 2007 04:45pm ET by Reporter Isabel Conde "Washington, 18 July (EFE). - Because of the passage in the County of Loudoun (Virginia) of measures to prohibit to the undocumented immigrants to have access to county services, just like occured a week ago in the Prince William County also in Virginia, this causes the Hispanic community to not feel...
  • Loudoun County, Virginia to honor Milton Friedman

    12/14/2006 9:48:52 AM PST · by VirginiaConstitutionalist · 11 replies · 445+ views
    Office of Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio | 12/14/2006 | Office of Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2006 Contact: Eugene Delgaudio Loudoun County, Virginia to honor Milton Friedman The Loudoun County, Virginia Board of Supervisors will on Tuesday, December 19 honor the life and works of free-market economist Milton Friedman by naming his birthday, all subsequent anniversaries, as “Milton Friedman Day” in the county. “Loudoun County owes its success to the global economy that Friedman helped create,” said Sterling District Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, sponsor of the resolution. “Without Friedman’s lifelong advocacy of greater individual freedom we would never know the quality of life we enjoy in both Loudoun County and United States.”...
  • Turnout in the richest and fastest growing county

    11/07/2006 2:18:23 PM PST · by RightSideRedux · 6 replies · 1,310+ views
    Legacy Law Foundation ^ | 11/7/06 | Justin @ RSR
    Hugh turnout in Loudoun county (turnout in 2004 was 70%). Loudoun is outside of D.C. just beyond the "blue" suburbs. MORE INFO at...
  • States, Counties Begin to Enforce Immigration Law (Update: Virginia Town Votes in FAVOR)

    09/27/2006 7:08:00 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies · 782+ views
    Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | 27 September 2006 | Washington Post
    States, Counties Begin to Enforce Immigration Law By Peter Whoriskey Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 27, 2006; 6:50 AM CHARLOTTE -- Police here operated for years under what amounts to a "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward illegal immigrants. As elsewhere in the United States, law enforcement officers did not check the immigration status of people they came into contact with, and in the vast majority of cases, a run-in with the law carried little threat of deportation. But....
  • Rabies Shots Urged for 950 Girl Scouts

    08/06/2006 8:33:56 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies · 2,767+ views
    Maimi Herald/AP ^ | Aug. 6, 2006
    Rabies shots urged for 950 Girl Scouts Associated Press LEESBURG, Va. - Officials are recommending that nearly 1,000 Girl Scouts who may have been exposed to rabies at a Northern Virginia camp consider getting protective vaccinations. There is only a small chance that any of the girls were infected by bats that were found in some of the sleeping shelters at Camp Potomac Woods, Loudoun County officials said. But authorities are erring on the side of caution because around 1 percent of bats carry rabies, a viral disease that is incurable once symptoms appear. Bats can bite children in their...
  • Area Muslims React With Tempered Anger--Some Say Depiction Overstepped Liberties [DC]

    02/04/2006 6:11:10 PM PST · by SJackson · 130 replies · 2,473+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2-4-06 | Caryle Murphy
    Wearing a brown golf cap against the cold drizzle, Rocky Omary stood outside Walima Cafe in Falls Church, where he and about 50 other men of Middle Eastern descent had just watched the Tunisian soccer team take a drubbing from the Nigerians. That trouncing was bad enough. But Omary had other, more disturbing, insults on his mind: specifically, the recent publication in European newspapers of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. (Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post) "I've been getting a lot of e-mails about it, and I'm distributing them all," said Omary, a Damascus native who sells...
  • Virginia Parish Leaves ECUSA, Pastor Awaits Possible Reprisal

    11/21/2005 5:01:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 569+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/21/05 | Jim Brown and Jody Brown
    A Virginia congregation says it has left the Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA) -- and the pastor of that congregation fears his former bishop may take retaliatory action against the parish. South Riding Church is the first parish to leave the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia after two years of conflict over ECUSA's ordination of an openly homosexual bishop in New Hampshire. But Pastor Phil Ashey says his problems with the Episcopal Church run much deeper than its approval of Bishop V. Gene Robinson. "Really the issue of Robinson's consecration and the blessing of same-sex unions is simply the presenting issue of...
  • In a fast-growing county [Loudoun], sprawl teaches hard lessons

    01/23/2006 8:15:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 40 replies · 925+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 23, 2006 | Coral Davenport
    Virginia's Loudoun County is 'a little test tube' for coping with hypergrowth on the far fringes of many American cities. ___ LEESBURG, VA. – A decade ago Virginia's Loudoun County, tucked 25 miles from Washington, D.C., at the West Virginia border, was best known for its pastoral horse country and gracious farms. Today it's the poster child for development run amok. Just ask Juan Bocher, whose commute to his job just outside Washington has gone from 30 minutes to nearly 90. "It's gone from bad to worse, and there's no end in sight," he says. Or Nancy Meissner, who lives...
  • Linda Tripp opens authentic German market in Middleburg

    12/22/2005 9:03:52 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 64 replies · 3,763+ views
    Zwire ^ | 12/22/05
    12/20/2005 The bratwurst served at Weihnachts Markt is authentic German sausage. Weihnachts Markt is a traditional German Christmas market plunked down along the Middleburg's main drag. Middleburg resident Linda Tripp (yes, of Clinton scandal fame) and her husband, German architect Dieter Rausch, are serving up bratwurst and other German delights to hungry, if not curious, passersby. Weihnachts Markt Where: In the garden of The Noble House, 101 W. Washington St., Middleburg When: Daily, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through December, except Christmas Day. Offerings: Bratwurst, 'weisswurst,' stollen, hot apple cider, nuts and various German confections Contact: (540) 687-3665 or...
  • It’s official: Ferguson, Plum to square off Nov. 8th

    06/17/2005 9:11:21 AM PDT · by NoCountyIncomeTax · 1 replies · 294+ views
    Ferguson for Delegate ^ | June 8, 2005 | Ferguson for Delegate
    RELEASE: It’s official: Ferguson, Plum to square off Nov. 8th An already heated race became official when the Fairfax County Electoral Board certified Donny Ferguson, a Reston Libertarian, for the Nov. 8th ballot. Republicans failed to field a candidate. “For the first time in nearly a decade, and for the first time since redistricting, voters have an alternative to the high taxes and increased traffic proposed by Ken Plum,” said Ferguson. “This district opposes his County Income Tax proposal and high taxes, traffic congestion and Tyson’s Corner-style development that are part of his expensive Metro plan.” Ferguson faces Delegate Ken...
  • Plans for labor site to be submitted

    05/18/2005 4:19:35 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Gainesville Times ^ | 05/17/2005 | Kali Schumitz
    Project Hope and Harmony will likely submit plans for an organized day-laborer hiring site at the old Herndon Police station Friday, leaders of the group said. The nonprofit organization, which plans to run the formal site, continued its community outreach efforts Sunday with a meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Simultaneously, other members of the group were meeting with day laborers who currently use the informal hiring site at the Elden Street/Alabama Drive 7-Eleven. About 10 Sterling residents who live in the houses and town houses off Rock Hill Road came to the meeting to voice their concerns about the proposed...
  • What now? Realtors look west (Virginia SC voids zoning in Loudoun county)

    04/13/2005 6:58:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 653+ views
    Loudon Times Mirror ^ | 13 April 2005 | Anne Keisman
    On Friday, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Horne will get an order from the highest court in Virginia that voids the zoning in most of rural Loudoun. When news of this broke more than a month ago, the reaction was immediate. Slow-growth advocates threatened to secede from the county, rural business owners hired lawyers -- and in Realtors' offices, the phones began to ring. According to local Realtor Ray Mauk, it was hard to know what to tell people with the scant information available. "A lot of what you see is just impressions. We wanted to get some real answers instead...
  • New Voters: Powerful and Mysterious? (registering people with developmental disabilities)

    10/14/2004 11:42:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 940+ views
    Burke Connection, VA ^ | October 14, 2004 | David Harrison
    FIRST-TIME VOTERS like Raput and Maples are emerging as the most mysterious and possibly the most crucial group of voters in this year’s hard-fought election. Over the summer, both campaigns mounted extensive voter registration efforts targeted primarily at young people who were either too young or too indifferent to cast a ballot in 2000. Registration drives have recruited absentee voters, immigrants who recently became citizens and, for the first time, people with developmental disabilities. That has led to record numbers of registered voters. In Fairfax County, 6,723 new voters registered in the month of September, according to the State Board...
  • Major Tornado Outbreak Underway in Washington D.C. Area

    09/17/2004 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Cheetah1 · 276 replies · 13,458+ views
    NWS | 9/17/04
    According to CHannel 4, people are literally running from airplanes for cover at Dulles. Dulles is shut down
  • Fastest-growing title more headache than honor (DC and Atlanta expand)

    04/08/2004 8:20:20 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 4 replies · 119+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4/8/2004 | Larry Copeland
    <p>Scott York was less than thrilled at hearing that Loudoun County, a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C., is the nation's fastest-growing county.</p> <p>"The reward for being No. 1 is we're stuck in traffic," said York, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors. There also are several financial challenges, he said. "We've had to build 28 schools in the last eight years with 23 planned in the next six, so we've got no shortage of debt."</p>
  • PLEASE RUN THIS STORY!!!OUR CHILD IS MISSING!!

    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>
  • Linda Tripp to Marry in Springtime

    12/01/2003 8:48:55 PM PST · by IncPen · 9 replies · 249+ views
    AP via AOL ^ | 12.1.03 | By SIOBHAN McDONOUGH
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Linda Tripp, her breast cancer arrested, said Monday she will marry her childhood sweetheart in the spring. The Pentagon employee who went public with Monica Lewinsky's secrets - and helped set in motion the scandal and impeachment trial over President Clinton's relationship with the White House intern - described her first reaction when diagnosed as ``sheer terror.'' Billed as her first interview since being diagnosed with breast cancer and settling her lawsuit against the Defense Department, Tripp said on CNN's ``Larry King Live'' that she had a lumpectomy and underwent chemotherapy. She said her hair fell out,...
  • Number of Muslim candidates for U.S. office may be slowly rebounding, advocates say

    11/19/2003 12:44:03 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 13 replies · 450+ views
    AP ^ | 11-19-03 | debby kong
    <p>BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) - In his run for Congress, friends have advised Maad Abu-Ghazalah to change his name. Get rid of "Abu" because it will remind people of Osama bin Laden, they've told him. But Abu-Ghazalah can't imagine doing that, and his full name - alongside a picture of the Statue of Liberty - remains on the red, white and blue signs stacked in his campaign headquarters for this Bay Area district.</p>
  • Dirty Politics in Loudoun County

    10/31/2003 6:51:01 AM PST · by BCR #226 · 27 replies · 202+ views
    Victim | 10/31/03 | Self
    I knew politics were dirty but this is out of hand. A friend of mine was struck by a car last night. Also, to let you know, Dick Black is a very conservative Delegate for the 32nd district in Virginia. He's a fine example of humanity and a good friend. I've removed the participants names out of courtesy. Here is a copy of the email I received... FYI. Be careful out there. Text in []'s is mine. FWIW the person struck is about 6' tall and must weigh close to 300 pounds. -- Forwarded message from XXXXX@aol.com XXXX XXXXX and...
  • Boundaries Start to Blur In Va. Talk on Growth

    10/07/2003 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 227+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7 October 2003 | Michael Laris
    Andrea McGimsey sat at a maroon desk in a Sterling strip mall one recent evening and called a list of strangers to talk about sprawl. "Did you know our county is the second-fastest-growing in the nation?" she asked a retired sales executive named Daniel Fritz. And could she count on him to vote for incumbent county board Chairman Scott K. York on Nov. 4 because of his record on controlling development?
  • Not all Muslims support Nawash (Virginia 8th District RINO Master Plan)

    06/25/2003 4:22:15 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 12 replies · 304+ views
    Northern Virginia Journal ^ | 6/25/03 | Ashraf Sabrin
    Not all Muslims support Nawash I am an Arab American, a Muslim and a former Republican precinct captain. During Kamal Nawash's failed bid for office against Del. Brian Moran, D-Alexandria, I was asked to help. I refused. Other members of the GOP were surprised that I would not support a fellow Arab/Muslim-American. My response was that I would remain silent out of respect for my party affiliation. Mr. Nawash is again running for office, this time for the state Senate in the 31st District. When he put me on his e-mail list again, I asked to be removed, but he...
  • “Leadership” paper was a mass mailing

    06/18/2003 6:23:23 PM PDT · by Scoop · 325+ views
    The Loudoun Easterner ^ | June 18, 2003 | David Bradley
    By David Bradley Staff Writer A certificate which Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) has said is evidence that a U.S. Senator considers York “a Republican leader” is part of a form letter sent to thousands of potential contributors to a national Republican organization, according to the organization’s chairman. During the June 16 Board of Supervisors meeting, York read from a letter he said was signed by U.S. Senator George Allen (R-Va.). Allen, York said, had written that York is “a Republican leader” who “represents the highest Republican ideals and principles.” The letter, York said, “should put to...
  • Loudoun County (VA) Republican Delegation Supports Ending AW Ban

    06/01/2003 3:26:16 PM PDT · by gieriscm · 13 replies · 230+ views
    me | 6/1/03 | gieriscm
    Today the Republicans in Loudoun County, Virginia, held a convention to select nominees for various county-wide offices. 1,357 delegates attended. Several resolutions were also passed, including the one listed below that I introduced. It, along with the following cover letter, will be mailed to the appropriate elected officials on Monday. June 2, 2003 President George W. Bush 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Sir: On May 31, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Loudoun County Republican Committee convened a convention to select nominees for nine county-level offices, including members of the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, and...
  • Welcome To America--At Last

    04/03/2003 5:03:25 PM PST · by Scoop · 4 replies · 176+ views
    Loudoun Easterner ^ | April 2, 2003 | David Bradley
    Board backs troops second time around After tabling a similar proposed resolution in a controversial move March 17, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors March 27 unanimously approved a resolution of support for men and women serving in the United States armed forces in Iraq. According to the resolution the Board “unequivocally supports the men and women of our Armed Forces who are carrying out their missions with professional excellence, dedicated patriotism and exemplary bravery.” The resolution also expressed gratitude to employers of members of the National Guard and Reserve and members of military families, and expressed condolences to families...
  • Loudoun County Reconsiders Support of American Military

    03/30/2003 7:27:38 AM PST · by Scoop · 6 replies · 159+ views
    The Loudoun Easterner ^ | March 26, 2002 | David Bradley
    Support for troops back before Board The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a special meeting March 27 to consider a resolution of support for men and women serving in the United States armed forces in Iraq. The wording of the resolution, submitted for adoption by Chairman Scott K.York (I-At Large), is similar to a motion tabled by the Board during their March 17 business meeting. In a written statement York said he was confident that the new motion would be endorsed by the Board. “I have nothing but the greatest respect for the men and women of our...
  • Density Limits Only Add To Sprawl

    03/09/2003 3:44:02 AM PST · by NYpeanut · 37 replies · 320+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 9, 2003; | By Peter Whoriskey
    <p>The war on sprawl around Washington has made a profound impact on the metropolitan landscape. More than half of the land surrounding the nation's capital is now protected from typical suburban housing development, according to a Washington Post review of land plans in 14 counties in Virginia and Maryland. Restrictions in these "rural" areas limit home builders to no more than one house for every three acres, with several counties curtailing development even more.</p>
  • Loudoun Co., VA: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SAYS 'NO' TO NON-PARTISAN 'SUPPORT OUR TROOPS' RESOLUTION

    03/18/2003 2:20:50 PM PST · by LiberalsWorstNightmare · 24 replies · 1,011+ views
    'Leesburg (VA) Today' Newspaper ^ | March 18, 2003 (Just Out!) | 'Leesburg Today' Newspaper
    LOUDOUN COUNTY (VIRGINIA) County Board Tables War Resolution; Burton, Harris Criticize Bush Action by Teresa Brumback (Leesburg Today news) Mar 18, 2003 -- With opposition led by two retired military officers, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Monday postponed action on a resolution that expressed support for the nation's troops in the current crisis in the Gulf. Two supervisors, retired Air Force Col. James Burton (I-Mercer) and retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Harris (D-Broad Run), attacked the Bush administration's 'race to war' but didn't ask for a resolution of board opposition to the war. Instead, they voted with a majority...
  • In Towns That Slowed Growth, Backlash Stirs

    02/08/2003 7:16:03 PM PST · by GeneD · 48 replies · 1,229+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/08/2003 (for editions of 02/09/2003) | Michael Janofsky
    ERIE, Colo., Feb. 5 — As a bruising recall campaign ended here this week, Mayor Barbara Connors was still in office and her policies to slow the growth of this old mining town northwest of Denver were intact. Yet the battle to save her political life and beat back overdevelopment was only the latest of a small but growing number of conflicts around the country over so-called slow-growth policies. Such policies were all the rage in recent decades, when rampant growth was viewed as a bad thing, but their supporters are not having an easy time of it in the...
  • Republican sends Senate members plastic fetus doll

    02/05/2003 5:31:44 PM PST · by madprof98 · 19 replies · 280+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 2/5/03 | JUSTIN BERGMAN
    RICHMOND -- A Republican lawmaker infuriated Democrats Wednesday by sending members of the Senate pink plastic fetus dolls with a letter asking, ``Would you kill this child?'' Del. Richard Black of Loudoun County said the doll, which he described as a ``little Barbie doll baby'' in its first trimester, was intended to remind senators of the human side of abortion. It was accompanied by a message on official state letterhead in which Black graphically describes what happens to a fetus during an abortion. ``This is the size and shape of an actual first-trimester baby,'' the letter reads. ``Abortionists kill most...
  • [VA} Republican sends Senate members plastic fetus doll [infuriating Democrats]

    02/05/2003 8:50:58 PM PST · by victim soul · 61 replies · 700+ views
    RICHMOND -- A Republican lawmaker infuriated Democrats Wednesday by sending members of the Senate pink plastic fetus dolls with a letter asking, ``Would you kill this child?'' Del. Richard Black of Loudoun County said the doll, which he described as a ``little Barbie doll baby'' in its first trimester, was intended to remind senators of the human side of abortion. It was accompanied by a message on official state letterhead in which Black graphically describes what happens to a fetus during an abortion. ``This is the size and shape of an actual first-trimester baby,'' the letter reads. ``Abortionists kill most...
  • 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...