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same airport as opposed to using a different airport on the return trip. Booking trips well in advance enables consumers to shop around for affordable flights, but many times deals can be had when shoppers wait until the last minute and take advantage of airline and discount travel sites offering last-minute deals. Seats on half-empty flights may be offered at a discount. You may even be able to contact an airline and negotiate the cost of a flight. Package Deals Travel sites and independent travel agents often give you better prices when you package items together. Therefore, if you stay at a particular hotel, book with a certain airline and add a rental car in the same transaction, the cost may be far less than purchasing these components separately. Think Outside the Hotel Hotels are not the only places to stay while on vacation. Many times private house or condo

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you plan to visit while on your trip and book these adventures in advance. Not only will it save you the hassle of making arrangements while on vacation, but also you can save a few dollars along the way. Some hotels offer similar discounts. If you book a non-refundable stay and pay in full, you may earn a rate that is lower than the standard room price. Be Flexible Rigid travel dates and plans will not leave wiggle room for negotiation. High-demand dates tend to cost the most. Flying out a day Fredrick Warren County date Report can before or and after a peak 5x5 ad reduce airline rates considerably. Dimensions: 10.25 x 5 inches Also, try to book vacations in offDates: Resorts will be less peakRuntimes. Friday July 12, you 2013 Frederick Co.moncrowded, and will save Friday July 19, 2013 Warren Co. ey by taking advantage of Co off-seaFriday July 26, 2013 Frederick son prices. Vacationing as a family can be an ideal way to spend time together. When a group is traveling, it is a good idea to look for any and all ways to save money on the trip.

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Death notices

Rupert L. “Helm” Helmick

Rupert Lee Helmick, age 87, of Frederick County, Virginia, died, Monday, July 8, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

Herbert Yost

Herbert Yost, 95, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, passed away on July 11, 2013 in the Winchester Medical Center. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church, 1025 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602.

John Carson Cave

John Carson Cave, 66, of Cross Junction, Virginia, died Monday, July 8, 2013 in his home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gainesboro Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 420 N. Hayfield Road, Winchester, Virginia, 22603 or Gainesboro United Methodist Church, 351 Gainesboro Road, Winchester, Virginia, 22603.

Byrd F. Fugitt

Byrd Franklin Fugitt, 84, of Winchester, Virginia, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Academy, 130 Keating Drive, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.

Joseph W. Baker

Joseph W. Baker, 85, of Winchester, Virginia, died Sunday, July 1, 2013, in Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, 161 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, Virginia, 22603 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

John Pelish Jr.

John Pelish Jr., 86, of Stephens City VA died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester VA 22601.


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The business of time

Read this issue FREE on www.FrederickCounty.com “Pretty much every old clock I’ve taken in, it’s been handed down through several generations and they want to maintain it, keep it in good condition and always have plans to pass it on down to their kids or grandkids. They are something you just can’t get rid of.” – Charlie Plauger

At Pinoccio’s it’s a matter of time and tradition As long as we measure time, it seems there will be a place for clock repair

Charlie plays Geppetto – bringing another clock back to life By Roger Bianchini Frederick County Report For some reason, time – how we measure and perceive it – has been on my mind this year. And one of my earliest memories of how we define life were television replays of the 1940 Disney film version of “Pinoccio”, the story of the carved, wooden boy brought to life by Geppetto the Italian clockmaker. So, what better way to delve into those post near-death experience, intellectual interests than a business feature on Pinoccio’s clock repair shop and its proprietor and clocksmith, Charlie Plauger? In fact, this

was supposed to be a NEW business feature I was moving toward last year before my own flirtation with the other side of time and space, six months ago. So we can hardly call this a new business feature, I lamented to Charlie, apologizing for the delay. – Heck of a way to start a story on keeping time, I thought to myself. Charlie opened Pinoccio’s on Fourth Street between North Royal and Virginia Avenue in Front Royal in March 2012 after purchasing the business from Gary Williams. “I apprenticed with Gary, the previous owner, and I have always had an interest in clocks. Gary approached us about buying the busi-

Charlie and wife Cindy – Pinoccio’s is a family affair ness and everything else fell into place,” Charlie told us. “I knew him and my wife knew him, and it was time for me to make a career change. I had been working in retail and I’d had back surgery. I just needed a change to get into something lighter duty. I started working with him on weekends and days off,” Charlie said of his segue from heavy-duty retail to clock-

smithing. Charlie says the work came natural to him. “It looks complicated but it’s really not that hard. They’re all put together pretty similar. There are little differences but once you know the basics you know what to look for. But like everything else, you learn something new every day.” The opportunity to purchase the

business and continue what Williams had established came after about eight months at Pinoccio’s with Williams. “His wife had a job change and they were going to move. He was very concerned and didn’t want to just close the business. He wanted someone to take over and there I was.” As for the shop’s name, it was already in place from Williams’ ownership and Charlie agrees it would be hard to improve on in this line of work – unless you called it “Geppetto’s” I suggested. “It was an established business that had a good reputation. So, we wanted to keep everything as familiar to the customer as possible. And he still helps me out,” Charlie says of his mentor (Gary, not Geppetto). “I’ll give him a call, send him pictures, so, we’ve maintained contact and a real continuity here.” Foremost in that continuity are service and customer satisfaction. “Our business is based on quality work, guaranteed,” Charlie says. He points out that house calls are available for larger clocks; in fact, he closes one day a week (Friday) to accommodate house calls. He is also an authorized service center for

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In fact, the characteristic “tick-tock” associated with time keeping is a function of a clock’s mechanical inner workings. Despite our move into the electronic age “whirrrr,” “hmmm” and “bzzzzz” have yet to replace “tick-tock” as the most recognizable sound reference to the keeping of time. We asked about the distinctive sound of clocks. “A lot of the older clocks, grandfather clocks, they have much better sound because they have longer chime rods than the newer clocks,” Charlie began as on cue the clocks on his wall began chiming the hour (really, it’s on my interview tape). “You can see a difference in the newer clocks – you can tell they are made much cheaper; you don’t get the quality.” Surprisingly to us, Charlie said that some electronic clocks are made to chime in the fashion of older, mechanical clocks. “I have worked on quite a few of those. But most of these are mechanical,” he said gesturing to the clocks chiming the hour of four from his wall. However, we quickly learned that Pinoccio’s business does, indeed,

The business of time include electronic clocks. As we awaited our interview, Charlie was checking in a surprisingly attractive – at least to me – bedside table-sized electronic clock. So, does he get many electronic clocks to repair, we asked. “Yes, usually old electrical mantle or alarm clocks that have sentimental value are worth repairing,” he replied. “With the electric clocks it’s the motor that wears out and those can be replaced – usually it’s a pretty easy fix.” As for their older, mechanical brethren, Charlie says, “If it’s something involving the chimes where you get a lot of wear, that’s where you run into trouble where you can’t fix them; because if it’s an older clock, you can’t find parts and sometimes the wear is too bad to fix.” A sense of personal history Perhaps surprisingly of general repair work, Charlie says, “The older mechanical clocks are much easier to work on; they’re much simpler. With your electrical clock, a lot of times they can’t be fixed. It’s more of a buy one and when it stops throw it

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away and get a new one. “But it depends on what’s wrong with the clock, sometimes you can fix them, sometimes you can’t,” Charlie says of any clock. “But it’s fun every day to come in and work on them. It’s a good feeling of accomplishment when you get them running and back home. “Since being in this business I’ve noticed that for a lot of people clocks can be like part of their family. They’ve been passed down through the generations and they mean a lot to family members. Pretty much every old clock I’ve taken in, it’s been handed down through several generations and they want to maintain it, keep it in good condition and always have plans to pass it on down to their kids or grandkids. They are something you just can’t get rid of.” And speaking of grandkids and tradition, Charlie says his older ones, Madeline and Mason, enjoy coming to the shop. He pointed to some artwork helping decorate Pinoccio’s walls. “Mason has mechanical tendencies. He likes to take things apart and see how they work. Maybe he’s part of the next generation of clockmakers,” Charlie says with a smile.

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Medicare’s National Mail-Order Program for diabetic supplies As of July 2013, Medicare will have a National Mail-Order Program for diabetic testing supplies (like test strips and lancets). No matter where you live, you’ll need to use a Medicare national mail-order contract supplier for Medicare to pay for diabetic testing supplies that are delivered to your home. If you don’t want diabetic testing supplies delivered to your home, you can go to any local store (local pharmacy or storefront supplier) that’s enrolled with Medicare and buy them there. This new program doesn’t require you to change your testing monitor. If you’re happy with your current monitor, look for a mail-order contract supplier or local store that can provide the supplies you need. Note: If you switch suppliers, you might need to get a new prescription for testing supplies or arrange to have your current prescription transferred. Plan ahead before you run out of supplies. How much will I pay if I buy supplies at a store? You’ll pay the same amount for diabetic testing supplies whether you buy them at the store or have them delivered to your home. National mail-order contract suppliers can’t charge you more than any unmet deductible and 20% coinsurance. Local stores also can’t charge more than

any unmet deductible and 20% coinsurance if they accept assignment. Local stores that don’t accept Medicare assignment may charge you more than 20% coinsurance and any unmet deductible. If you get your supplies from a local store, check with the store to find out what your payment will be. Find a National Mail-Order Program contract supplier. Note: The National Mail-Order Program applies to Original Medicare only. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) (like an HMO or PPO), your plan will let you know if your supplier is changing. If you’re not sure, contact your plan. What if I need a specific item, brand, or supply? If you need a specific item or brand of supply, or a specific form, your doctor must prescribe it in writing. Your doctor must also document in your medical record that you need this specific item or brand of supply for medical reasons. In these situations, a Medicare-contract supplier is required to: •Give you the exact brand or form of item you need. •Help you find another contract supplier that offers that brand or form. •Work with your doctor to find

   

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Angie Buterakos: Alison Duvall: Friday July 12 7pm - 8:30pm History at Sunset” The Valley Pike: Route of Invasion. One of the most critical features throughout the history of the Shenandoah Valley was the existence and improvement of the Valley Pike, the principal thoroughfare that ran the length of the Valley. Join Park Ranger Shannon Moeck as she explains the evolution of this road and its role during the Civil War. Meet at the Wayside Inn (7783 Main Street, Middletown, VA). This program will visit several locations around the park, and thus will involve a car caravan system (visitors follow the ranger’s vehicle). Call 540-868-9176 or ericcampbell@nps.gov Saturday July 13 11am - 7pm Blues House Festival Winchester’s Blues House Festival is the largest Blues music festival in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia. Now going into its 14th year, the festival is an event run entirely by volunteers that depends heavily on sponsorship and ticket sales to make donations to non-profit beneficiaries. (Currently Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County, VA) A Great Day of Blues Music, Food, Fun and a “Poker Run” For a Great Cause! Rain or Shine. Winchester Eagles Club, 700 Baker Lane, Winchester NO Pets, NO Coolers, NO Tents. Admission: Tickets are $10 (in advance) $15 (at the gate 9am - 12pm Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is hosting an open house for prospective students .During the open house, LFCC employees will provide: Tours of the campus, assistance in applying for financial aid, scholarships, and student loans, information about certificate and degree programs guidance about transfer agreements to four year colleges and universities, instructions on how to apply to LFCC and how to sign up for new student orientation, information regarding dual enrollment at local high schools. LFCC’s Campus is located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown, VA. For more information, interested individuals may telephone the student life department at 540-868-7161 or visit the website at www.lfcc.edu. Tuesday July 16 All-Star Batting Cages will offer a “YOUTH HITTING CAMP” for baseball and softball on July 16th & 17th. The camp will be held from 10:00-12:00 each day. Cost for this in depth instructional camp is

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By Malcolm Barr Sr. and Roger Bianchini Frederick County Report   There was a major shakeup at the venerable Wayside Theatre in Middletown the final week of June when long-time Artistic Director Warner Crocker resigned and the hiring of Joyce Kernodle to take the newly-created position of marketing and sales coordinator was made public. No formal announcement of Kernodle’s appointment was made. However, that appointment dates back several weeks, raising questions about the precise circumstances surrounding Crocker’s resignation. That resignation came unexpectedly on Friday, June 28, just three days after a Wayside Board of Di-

rectors meeting. Crocker explained that while his resignation as artistic director was effective immediately, he will remain in the role of “guest director” of the theater’s second offering of its 51st season, the comedy “Boeing, Boeing,” through the show’s formal opening Sunday, July 14. Meeting across the street at The Irish Isle following the last performance of “Church Basement Ladies” on Sunday, June 30, Crocker told us, “I have thoroughly enjoyed the 15 seasons I’ve had the privilege to be artistic director of Wayside Theatre. Through those 15 seasons I had the opportunity to work with some truly amazing artists who have helped create some magical memories for Wayside Theatre. And I’m grateful for the wonderful audiences and

wonderful supporters I’ve gotten to know and we’ve gotten to share our work with.” Crocker was the theater’s artistic director for 15 years - probably a record tenure. In the mid-2000s, he assumed the dual role of artistic director and general manager as the then Wayside Board of Directors began reacting to a continuing financial pinch. That “pinch” ultimately led to the edge of a financial cliff and two consecutive years of emergency fundraising drives to keep the theater going. The most recent “donate or lose it” drive led new Wayside Board President Dr. Byron Brill to make a public appeal for at least $90,000 in donations to support the theater’s current season. While this 51st season has kicked off with two comedies, Wayside’s tumultuous and evolving effort to survive into its second half century appears to be no laughing matter as the current board continues to wrestle with long-term financial problems. As this story was written Kernodle was still not listed among staff on Wayside Theatre’s website. However, in an e-mail the weekend of June 22, it was Kernodle inviting former board members to the opening of “Boeing Boeing” on Saturday evening, July 13. While that performance was initially termed the opening, following a query to Kernodle and the box office, a subsequent message noted the official opening night was, as it has been for

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done,� Brill said. He also confirmed Crocker’s final two weeks would be as “guest director� culminating in the official opening night of “Boeing Boeing� on Sunday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. Brill said the theater “will work with guest directors for the next few months� while a search is launched for a fulltime artistic director to succeed Crocker. Meanwhile, Kernodle will handle bus tours and marketing, Brill said, indicating her responsibilities would

be expanded upon in the future. He announced an innovation that would allow the box office to be “open 24 hours a day� for online ticket sales. Generally, Brill looked positively and with enthusiasm to the regional, professional theater’s future.  (Managing editor’s note: Malcolm Barr, Sr. served on Wayside’s Board of Directors from 2004-2009).

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Tuesday July 23 7:30am Rotary club of Frederick County, Pot Luck Breakfast at the Sherando Park Rotary Shelter bring a dish to share – Program Speaker: Pam Smulovitz returned in June from the GSE Team visit to Argentina from our District 7570. Invited guests, club members and visiting Rotarians are welcome. For more information contact Stephen M. Gyurisin at 540-3367357 or smgyurisin@advanceplanningassociates.com

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door pool between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Assessments take only 5-10 minutes. 10am Korean War Memorial Dedication. Inaugural event will also celebrate the Tuesday July 30 60th Anniversary of the armistice signing 7:30am George Karnes of the Rotary that brought an end to the fighting durClub of Linden will be the featured speaking the Korean War, a dedication of the er. Mr. Karnes will share the highlights Korean War Memorial in Jim Barnett Park and the 100th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers’ march into Winchester on July 19, 1913. 1pm Parade in Old Town Winchester, Thursday July 25 2:30 to 6pm, celebration event on LoudAMVETS Post 18 meets the fourth Thursoun Street mall. Live music, exhibitors, day of every month at 6:30 pm at Argreat food and more. tistically Framed, 255-2 Fairfax Pike, 4pm Hites Chapel United Methodist Stephens City. All honorably discharged Church, 150 Chapel Road, Middletown, veterans are welcome or and nightstand Queen Queen bed,bed, dresser, dresser, mirror mirror and nightstand and nightstand VA will be having a BBQ chicken dinner The dinner will be served with homeFriday July 26 made ice cream. Carryouts are available. 8:30pm The Magic Lantern Theater and Cost is $10.00 the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley 6pm - 10pm Shenandoah Moonlight Ball will offer an outdoor screening of the as low asas low as in Old Town Winchester. Learn civil war ever-popular, short Italian opera, “Paperiod dances taught by the Victorian gliacci” at the museum, 901 Amherst Dance Ensemble and enjoy live music St., Winchester. This film version stars by the Susquehana Travellers. No dance Placido Domingo in performance at the experience necessary. Formal, casual or Queen Queen SizeSize Memory Memory FoamFoam Mattress Mattress Kennedy Center Opera House. Admisperiod attire (box(box spring spring soldsold separately separately for $89) for $89) sion to the movie only is free. Bring your own chair; wine, beer and movie snacks Sunday July 21 available for purchase. In case of rain, 6pm - 8pm Stephens City UMC anscreening will be in the MSV Reception nounces the year’s Vacation Bible School: Hall. For further info, link to www.magi“Gotta Move! Keeping in Step with the clanterntheater.org, www.shenandoahSpirit” July 21-26th. Ages Preschool to museum.org , e-mail info@magiclantern5th Grade, Register at 540-869-3574 or theater.org or call 540/662-1473 x235 or stephenscityumc.org. Stephens City UMC 540/678-0963. is located at 5291 Main Street in Stephens City, VA. Saturday July 27 The United Way Rubbermaid Commercial Product Sale will be held on Saturday,

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rope is broken and must be replaced. When it was pointed out to the Mayor that people were concerned about the lack of the flags, he said he would get maintenance to replace the ropes both on the town hall flag pole and the one in the park right away.

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By Sue Golden Frederick County Report Two members of the Middletown town council resigned in recent days. Councilor Tripp Chewning, the head of the personnel and finance committee resigned for health reasons. Councilor Donna M.G. Gray, the head of the ordinance committee, resigned without providing a reason. Councilor Chewning, who frequently criticized the council prior to being selected to fill a vacancy on the council, stepped into the lurch when former May-

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one of the reasons the council was able to get so much done in the last few years, especially the budget” Mayor Harbaugh said. “These are not life time jobs” according to Mayor Harbaugh. “Sometimes your life changes and you need to move on.” Applications for the two vacant seats on the council and for two vacant seats on the planning commission can be picked up at the town hall. The deadline to apply is August 1st. At press time, no one had applied for any of the vacant positions. Both council positions are expected to be filled at the August council

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New Laws Take Effect July 1 ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES

DC BIG FLEA JULY 20-21 An Amazing Treasure Hunt! Metro DC’s Largest Antique Event! Dulles Expo-Chantilly, VA 4320 Chantilly Shop Ctr, 20151 Adm $8   Sat 9-6  Sun 11-5 www.damorepromotions.com AUCTIONS

THREE CARWILE AUCTIONS: JULY 24th RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT; JULY 27th HOME 2 ACRES ANTIQUES; AUGUST 2nd COMMERCIAL 37 ACRES. TIME & LOCATIONS VISIT WWW.CARWILEAUCTIONS.COM (434) 547-9100 (VAAR392) ABSOLUTE AUCTION 634 Acres in Crewe, VA. Friday, August 2, 12:30PM. 100 acres open field. Balance wooded. 2 ponds. Offered in 5 tracts. Convenient to Farmville and Richmond. VAAF501. TRFAuctions.com or 434-847-7741. AUCTION: Cherrystone Farms (Chatham, VA) Friday, August 9, 12:30PM. Beautiful 176ac estate with 8ac lake. Tract 1 ($600K min): 30ac with 6388sf home. Tract2 (ABSOLUTE): 146ac farm with facilities. VAAF501. TRFAuctions. com or 434-847-7741. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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DRIVERS-CDL TRAINING now offered in Roanoke 540-8576188 or Spotsylvania 540582-8200! Attend 4 Weeks or 10 Weekends. Guaranteed Financing and Job Placement Assistance Available. 1-800646-2374. OWNER OPERATORS WANTED –EARN MORE MONEYINDUSTRY HIGH FUEL SURCHARGE AND PER MILE RATES-ESTABLISHED REGIONAL CARRIER AND CUSTOMERS BASE-7 OPENINGSCALL NOW 330-286-5171. EARNING BETTER PAY IS ONE STEP AWAY! Averitt offers Experienced CDL-A Drivers Excellent Benefits and Weekly Hometime. 888-362-8608, Recent Grads w/a CDL-A 1-5 wks Paid Training. Apply online at AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer LOTS AND ACREAGE

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DIVORCE – Uncontested, $350 + $88 court cost. No court appearance required. Estimated completion time twenty-one days. All telephone inquiries welcome with no obligation. Hilton Oliver, Attorney. 757-490-0126.

Drivers in Virginia should be aware of some new laws that go into effect July 1. There will be tougher laws on distracted driving, drinking and driving, and new requirements for moped drivers. Distracted Driving Effective July 1, texting while driving will be a primary offense meaning an officer can stop someone if they see them texting while driving. Fines for texting while driving are increasing to $125 for the first offense and $250 for the second or subsequent offense. Drinking and Driving Beginning July 1, any driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction will be a felony if the person charged has one of the following prior convictions: • Involuntary manslaughter alcohol • Involuntary manslaughter alcohol boating • DWI maiming • Boating while intoxicated maiming • DWI third offense or subsequent Mopeds As of July 1, moped drivers must carry a government-issued photo ID. All moped drivers and passengers must wear a helmet while riding a moped. Drivers will also be required to wear a face shield. If the moped doesn’t have a windshield, drivers must wear a face shield and safety glasses or goggles. Virginia law also requires mopeds be titled and registered by July 1, 2014. On July 1, 2013 the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin titling and registering mopeds. The titles are $10 and the annual registration fee is $20.25. These new requirements will allow law enforcement to better track mopeds that are stolen and/or used in commission of a crime. The Winchester Police Department wants to educate the public on these new laws that take effect on Monday. It is our hope that these laws will help to make our roads in the Commonwealth safer. From Winchester Citi-News

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Handley Regional Library Board selects new director Handley Regional Library Board Chair Cary Brubaker is pleased to announce today that the library board has hired John Huddy, currently the branch manager of the Gum Spring Library in Loudoun County, Virginia, to be the next director of the Handley Regional Library. Huddy grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia, has a B.A. from Bowling Street State University (Ohio) and a M.L.S. from Catholic University (Washington, D.C.). He worked six years at MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest located in McLean, Virginia. He has been with the Loudoun County library system the past eleven years and brings wide experience at every level of library operation to his new position. He will begin working at the Handley Regional Library on September 16, 2013, allowing two weeks of overlap between the new and the current library directors. Trish Ridgeway, who has been the director of the library these past twenty years, is retiring October 1, 2013. The search committee composed of Cary Brubaker, John Clawson, Bob Grogg, Judy Lloyd, N. Hartley Schearer Jr., Gene Schultz, and Ann White spent the last five months developing the job description, reviewing applications, conducting telephone interviews, checking references, and meeting with the finalists in face-to-face sessions and touring them to all three libraries in the HRL system. The committee and the entire board are pleased that a candidate has been hired who will maintain the excellence for which the entire system is known. Contact Trish Ridgeway at tridgeway@handleyregional.org or by phone at 540 662-9041 x 14 for further information.

During the final weeks of 1799, a struggle for power was triggered by two factions. Alexander Hamilton led the Federalists, and his rival, Aaron Burr, supported the populist Republicans. As the two most prominent lawyers in New York, both realized that as the national election approached, Manhattan could be the swing district that determined the next president. Their animosity was swept aside when the body of a young Quaker woman was found in a well owned by Burr. In fact, they created a legal dream team to prevent a miscarriage of justice from occurring in America’s first sensational murder case. Elma Sands was being courted by a handsome young carpenter named Levi Weeks. When Elma’s muff was found, it was a clue that led searchers to Burr’s well. Citizens were outraged by the brutal murder, and suspicion immediately focused on Weeks, who was charged and jailed. Weeks’ brother, an influential architect, possessed the financial resources to hire a legal dream team, Hamilton and Burr. The two lawyers were convinced that Weeks was innocent. They put aside their differences to defend the young man and prevent a conviction fueled by public anger. The real danger was that Weeks might be lynched before a trial could even be scheduled. Levi was eventually acquitted, but murder was never solved. This is more than an account of an old case, it is an absorbing legal thriller. Collins not only writes about the crime but also makes the first break in the case in more than 200 years as he reveals the name of the likely killer. This is a cold case that has suddenly become quite hot. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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COMPLAINTS

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Driving Under the Influence Drive Suspended Verbal Dispute Fight Open Door Traffic Court Injured Animal Business Alarm Trespassing Parking Complaint Livestock in Road Suspicious Vehicle Residential Alarm Civil Question Juvenile Complaint Request to Speak with Officer Suspicious Person Loud Noise Police Information Reckless Driving Traffic Control

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