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Vienna Residents, Town Council Square Off on Taxes BRIAN TROMPETER Staff Writer
The conclusion pretty much was foregone, but that did not stop some Vienna residents from speaking out April 28 against real estate tax bills that would rise under town officials’ proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. “The tax rates here are increasing unsustainably,” said David Swink, a town resident
who serves on the board of the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance. “It doesn’t really matter whether you need it or not. You’re taking it. People are just going to have to walk away. The taxpayer really has no say about it.” The Vienna Town Council held a public hearing that evening to let residents weigh in on officials’ plan to maintain the town’s real estate tax rate at 22.88 cents per $100 assessed
valuation. While the rate will remain the same, many homeowners’ wallets will be lighter because residential assessments saw solid increases this year. (The same cannot be said for commercial properties, which on average recorded slight decreases in value.) Vienna residents pay the town’s real estate tax in addition to the one levied by Fairfax County.
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The Board of Supervisors this year boosted the county’s tax rate by a half-penny to $1.09 per $100 assessed value. Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco said county officials determine the town’s real estate assessments and added that the Town Council does not always follow suit with the Board of Supervisors vis-à-vis increasing the tax rate. That explanation did not placate Vienna resident Arthur McKay, who estimated 17 percent of his income goes toward town and county taxes. Many people, including those on fixed incomes, scarcely can afford the higher taxes being levied by local governments, he said. “I hope you will have the courage to bring the tax rate down so we can continue to live here comfortably,” McKay said. Council member Laurie Cole said both county and town officials must contend with rising costs to provide necessary services. “Every Council I’ve served on has been painfully aware of Fairfax County’s tax rate,” said Cole, who will step down in June after 12 years on the Town Council. “It is a delicate and important balance.” Council member Edythe Kelleher noted that Virginia Retirement System payments for town employees are determined by the General Assembly and pointed out Del. David Bulova (D-37th) in the audience, who was attending the meeting on a separate issue. “You have a delegate sitting next to you,” Kelleher told the tax critics. “Give him the evil eye.” Swink responded that local governments must address escalating pension costs. “This is where we’re going bankrupt,” he said. “Homeowners don’t have a get-out-ofjail-free card. If they have to cut back, they have to cut back on something.” The Town Council voted unanimously in favor of holding Vienna’s real estate tax rate steady and will adopt the fiscal year 2015 budget May 12. The budget will take effect July 1.
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Former Vienna Town Council member Richard Dingman died April 23 at age 79.
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was a very responsible officeholder,” she said. Dingman attended college while working full-time for the federal government. He received a bachelor’s degree in personnel management from the University of Maryland in 1962 and a master’s degree in management and computer systems from American University in 1970. Dingman received the Outstanding Young Men of America’s “Distinguished Service Award” from the Vienna Jaycees in the early 1970s. Dingman’s Christian faith served as the foundation of his life, his family said. In the 1950s and ’60s, he was a leader with the Christian Youth Crusade, a ministry in the District of Columbia and Maryland. For more than 20 years, he was active at McLean Bible Church. In 1989, Dingman helped obtain sig-
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Striking Fashions, Alumna Tribute Mark ‘Portfolio in Motion’ BRIAN TROMPETER Staff Writer
Marymount University’s fashion-design students showed off their most inspired creations and memorialized a fallen alumna May 1 during the school’s annual “Portfolio in Motion” show. Marymount officials, who this year added “Uncut” to the show’s title, honored Jhane Barnes as the 2014 Designer of the Year. Barnes designs clothing, eyewear, furniture and flooring, but especially is known for her men’s clothing, which has been worn by John Lennon, Paul Simon, Elton John, Robin Williams, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson and Danny Glover. ABC7/WJLA-TV reporter and anchor Jummy Olabanji served as the event’s master of ceremonies. Models, many of them wearing frighteningly lofty high heels, pranced, strutted, glowered and pouted on the elevated run-
way set up in the lower level of the Rose Benté Lee Center on Marymount’s Arlington campus. Dry-ice fog, swiveling spotlights and thumping music added to the drama. Senior designers who contributed fashions for the show included Maria AbuRahmeh, Kieri Borg, Jessica Forbes, Si-Jin Joo, Breanna Lippy, Parastou Moghaddam, Ocean-Miracle Morris, Amanda Pacheco, Charity Peart, Dona Rajab, Eva Ramirez, Lisa Sanders, Yelena Vladimirskaya and Sarah Wheeler. Other student designers included Dayle Angus, Elvis Buckhalter, Cody Clark, Jenny Curtis, Caitlin Halligan, Benedikte Hatlehol, Gabrielle Jackson, Brelynn Knight, Andrea Limmer, Mimi Miller, Sarah Rayl, Betsey Romero, Maya Shaw, Sophie Shaw and Chelsea Speckmann. Alumni designers included Claudia Hosky (2009), Sylvie Cachay (1999) and Vesna Kustudic (2009). A special section
of the show honored the life and work of Cachay, who was murdered in New York City in 2010. This year’s models included Devon Annunzi, Alexis Baker, Anjli Bhatia, Payton Bodecker, Tim Brisco, Frank Cadle, Marcus Carmon, Mariana Choong, Chelsea Connestro, Kaila Ford, Jose Gil-Figueroa, Hannah Gorsich, Victor Igboko, Rachel Keenan, Brelynn Knight, Maegan Ma-
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Above: Janice Ellinwood (left), chair of Marymount University’s Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising, poses with 2014 Designer of the Year Jhane Barnes before the Portfolio in Motion fashion show. Below: Olivia Shank, Sanika Sabharwal, Grace Shank and Olivia Newberry model children’s clothing designed by Breanne Lippy of Lineboro, Md., at the event.
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Top: Marcus Cameron of Washington, D.C., escorts Anjli Bhatia of Falls Church, who is wearing a dress designed by Chelsea Speckmann of Warrenton, at the Portfolio in Motion 2014 fashion show May 1 at Marymount University in Arlington. Below left: Chelsea Connestro of Saybille, N.Y., models a wedding dress designed by Lisa Sanders of Gainesville, Texas, at the event. Below right: Brelynn Knight of Washington, D.C., kicks off the event in dramatic fashion.
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Opinion Our View: And Away We Go in the 10th . . . The field is set in what could be one of 2014’s most competitive races for U.S. House of Representatives in the country. In choosing Barbara Comstock as their nominee for the 10th District, Republicans selected the only option available to them who could be able to retain the seat held by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf for the past 34 years. Their pick sets up a showdown between Comstock and Democrat John Foust that, at this early stage, is proving difficult to handicap. The 10th is a sprawling district that runs from the inner suburbs hugging the Potomac River to counties that urban sprawl has yet to touch. Comstock and Foust live close to one another and are a product largely of Fairfax County and national politics, making them virtual unknowns to the majority of residents of the district. Each is smart, each is savvy – and given the high-profile nature of this race, one has to believe each will have more than enough cash to get the message out. At the same time, Comstock and Foust come with drawbacks: The former often is parodied as a slavish devotee of Tea Party-esque positions, while
the latter no doubt will be portrayed by opponents as a well-off, tax-and-spend liberal out of touch with all but a fraction of his district. We know it’s a request in vain, but we’d love to see the campaign play out on differences of opinion on the issues, rather than in personal attacks. Can the candidates themselves keep the tone civil? That’s a possibility. Can they ensure that their supporters, both those within the district and those whose money no doubt will be paying for a slew of advertising, will do the same? That’s a far harder call. With the 11th District securely in the hands of U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly and the 8th District almost assuredly remaining Democratic despite the retirement of Jim Moran, the race in the 10th will be the one all Northern Virginia eyes will be on. We’re hoping it will raise the level of political discourse, as faint a hope as that might be.
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Despite the charade of a community process with a host of options on the table, it’s almost assured that the School Board will change the bell schedule to allow high-school students
to start their day a little later. (The whole underpinning of this expensive exercise is that starting an hour later will cause students to get more sleep. Only someone who had never been a teen would believe that fantasy. But we digress ...) Since it seems that the School Board, top school leaders and even some parents aspire to see students out of the classroom as much as possible – begging the state government to not have to make up snow days is just the latest example – we propose this schedule for Fairfax high schools. Start the day at 10 a.m., so everyone has had his or her beauty sleep. At 10:30, take a half-hour off for teacherplanning time. Back to instruction from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m., followed by one final class, or maybe independent study, until 1:30 or 2. Then the final bell, so students don’t miss out on extracurriculars or jobs. That’s the type of school day that might make everyone happy. Especially leaders in China, India and elsewhere who are prepping their own students with a lot more rigor, in expectation of supplanting the U.S. as the world’s economic and political superpower.
Voters Will Remember Tax Hike Imposed on Them Editor: I could not agree more with your May 1 editorial, “Supervisors Adding Insult to Injury.” The “insult” was the proposed new meals tax (already rejected by Fairfax voters once before, in the early 1990s), added to the injury of a higher real estate tax rate, piled on to the already increased real estate assessment, resulting in about a 7-percent increase in residential real estate taxes. The editorial also mentioned that all the Fairfax supervisors – except Republicans Herrity and Cook and Democrat Smyth – voted for this big tax increase on Fairfax homeowners. As you mentioned that Supervisor
Foust will have to answer to the voters this fall, now that he is running for Congress, I decided to look at how Foust has voted on previous Fairfax budgets since he took office in 2007. Since then, he has voted on eight proposed budgets. Of the eight, one budget cut the tax rate and one held it steady. In every other budget, Foust voted for tax-rate increases. Six budgets, six votes for tax rate increases, and in only two of those six years was there a decline in the total tax valuation. So, the vote this year for higher taxes on Fairfax residents is not a one-time thing – it is apparently Foust’s core view. He supports higher and higher taxes, and he has proved it every year he has been on the
Foust Is the Obvious Choice in 10th Editor: For voters in the 10th Congressional District, the slate is now set. Bolstered, no doubt, by the amazingly lukewarm endorsement of the Sun Gazette, Barbara Comstock has won the Republican nomination and will face John Foust for Frank Wolf’s congressional seat. Given Comstock’s disappointing voting record (only a small portion of which was discussed in the editorial), it is no surprise
that this newspaper was reluctant to support Comstock in a race to represent this district. If history is any guide, Comstock will continue to place her party’s strict conservative agenda over the needs of her constituents. Fortunately, voters will have a choice, a candidate whose constituents are his top priority: Foust. Sarah O’Neil Great Falls
Board of Supervisors. My company, like many others, has had some lean years, resulting in no pay raises for five years. I’ve repeatedly asked Supervisor Foust to vote against higher taxes, and this year he has not even shown the courtesy of responding to my calls and emails. Apparently my views are of no concern to Foust, my elected supervisor, who has continued to vote for higher taxes year after year. You can bet that I’ll remember Foust supports higher taxes when I vote this November. David Karmol Great Falls The Sun Gazette’s Web site has moved to the regional www.insidenova.com site, but never fear – you will find the same news and commentary from the same local staff as always. Go to www. insidenova.com/news/fairfax and it will all be there for you! For an archive of editorials and letters to the editor, click on the “Opinion” link near the top of the Fairfax www.insidenova.com/news/ fairfax and you’ll find it.
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Instead of standard postcard-type photos, Frank Barnako returned from Paris last summer with images that captured the city’s urban feel and stylish denizens. “I’m not into landscapes or pretty pictures,” said Barnako, a Great Falls resident since 1975. “I like to be on the street with people.” His latest exhibit, on display throughout May at Great Falls Community Library, showcases 20 images taken during a visit to the City of Light last June. A centerpiece of the show is a series of candid telephoto images of distinctively dressed passersby. These seven photos, which he dubs a “sept-tych” – not to be confused with septic, he notes – capture the color, confidence and couture that infuses Parisian life. Taken at the Place de la Contrescarpe, some photos from this series show a man in a brown suit and fedora, looking straight out of a 1940s detective movie; a man with a neatly trimmed mustache wearing skinny black pants, black-and-white patterned shirt and a red beret; a silver-haired American Indian in a brown leather jacket with fringes; and a fashionable young woman raising a knee to adjust her shoe. Barnako took up photography several years ago after retiring from full-time journalism work. He typically shoots with his zoom lenses set at shorter focal lengths, forcing him to get closer and interact with his subjects. He is keen on taking a workshop with renowned photographer Jay Maisel, but said they have different shooting philosophies. While Maisel prefers not to delve into the lives of his subjects, Barnako engages and develops relationships with people he photographs. He has a story for every image and turns the standard photo cliché on end. “I can tell you a thousand words about a picture,” Barnako said. Case in point: Barnako approached a distinguished-looking older woman in Paris who was wearing a gorgeous outfit and Dior hat and waiting for her driver. “I looked and I said, ‘She wants to be talked to,’” Barnako recalled. “I spoke in broken French and found out she was from
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fourth place, business procedures. n Celia Islam of George C. Marshall High School was among six students from Fairfax County and 42 students from across the region to receive scholarships as part of the 11th annual McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program. Students will be hosted at an awards reception slated for May 6 at the Kennedy Center. Each student has been asked to nominate a current teacher, administrator or counselor who has been instrumental in their academic and life successes; those individuals also will be invited to attend the program. n Chandler Lee, the son of Albert and Cathryn Lee of Great Falls, and Louisa Stanwich, the daughter of John and Maria Stanwich of Oakton, have been named to the president’s list for the third quarter at Randolph-Macon Academy. n Fifty-two Fairfax County public schools have earned a 2014 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) award for advanced learning and achievement from Gov. McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. The awards recognize schools and divisions that exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. Carson Middle School, Longfellow Middle School, and Rocky Run Middle School were among five schools statewide that received the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, the highest VIP award presented. Twenty-two Fairfax County public schools received the 2014 Board of Education Excellence Award, the second tier in the awards program. Fairfax schools receiving the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence are Canterbury Woods Elementary, Chesterbrook Elementary, Churchill Road Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Cooper Middle, Floris Elementary, Frost Middle, Greenbriar West Elementary, Haycock Elementary, Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences, Keene Mill Elementary, Kilmer Middle, Langley High, Louise Archer Elementary, Madison High, Oak Hill Elementary, Oakton Elementary, Sangster Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Thoreau Middle, and Wolftrap Elementary. Twenty-seven Fairfax County public schools received the 2014 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award, the third tier in the awards program. They include Fairfax Villa Elementary, Flint Hill Elementary, Forestville Elementary, Franklin Middle, Franklin Sherman Elementary, Great Falls Elementary, Hunt Valley Elementary, Irving Middle, Kent Gardens Elementary, Lake Braddock Secondary, Mantua Elementary, McLean High, Mosby Woods Elementary, Oakton High, Poplar Tree Elementary, Robinson Secondary, South County High, Springfield Estates Elementary, Stratford Landing Elementary, Vienna Elementary, Wakefield Forest Elementary, West Springfield Elementary, West Springfield High, West-
briar Elementary, White Oaks Elementary, Willow Springs Elementary, and W.T. Woodson High. Virginia Board of Education president Christian Braunlich praised the schools that garnered inclusion in the ranking. “The achievement of the educators and students in these award-winning schools is especially noteworthy given the increased rigor of the commonwealth’s academic standards and assessments,” Braunlich said in a statement. n Fairfax County Public Schools will host a Community Conversation on Teen Stress: Fostering Wellness and Resiliency on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School. The event will bring together teens and parents, the school system, Fairfax County government, private mental health providers, coaches, and community and faithbased organizations who work with teens to discuss the many facets of stress that affect today’s youth and how wellness and resiliency resources can provide support. The event will feature Dr. Brad Sachs, a psychologist and author, as the keynote speaker, and will include discussions with parents on how to talk to their child about mental health and suicide. Participants also will be able to take part in the breakout sessions, several of which will be student-led discussions giving their perspective on mental health topics. Exhibits will include a focus on school, county and community resources and services for teens. A light lunch will be served. Details and registration information can be found on the Web site at www.fcps. edu/dss/summit/index.shtml. n James Madison High School was among 29 Virginia high schools listed as the top 100 in the nation for personal-finance education, according to a new ranking by Working in Support of Education, a New York-based non-profit organization that promotes literacy education. A second Fairfax County school, Westfield High School, also made the ranking. Beginning with those entering ninth grade in 2011, Virginia students must successfully complete coursework in personal finance to earn a diploma. “Virginia’s over-representation [on the list] does not surprise me, given the emphasis on personal finance and economic literacy in the commonwealth’s public schools,” said Patricia Wright, the commownealth’s superintendent of public instruction. n Northern Virginia Community College has earned the No. 2 spot in a ranking of “digital community colleges” by the Center for Digital Education. The survey examined digital and emerging technologies, such as the use of mobile devices and technological integration into the curriculum, and the availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students. “We work very hard to use technology that provides students with access to the highest quality instruction and helps them be successful,” said Steven Sachs, vice president of instructional and information technology at the college.
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na municipal election of May 6 occurred after the weekly print deadline of the Sun Gazette. Full coverage of the race can be found on the paper’s Web site at www.insidenova. com/news/fairfax. A complete wrap-up will be included in next week’s print edition of the paper. BUSINESS OWNER SALUTED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS: Tim Fricker,
owner of Bikes@Vienna, has been selected as the recipient of the first Vienna Green Business Recognition Award, sponsored by the Vienna Town/Business Liaison Committee. The award was presented by Mayor Laurie DiRocco and members of the Town Council during the sixth annual Vienna Green Expo, held April 24 at the Vienna Community Center. It honors a local business or non-profit that has adopted sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices. VIENNA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE: In cel-
ebration of National Public Works Week, the Vienna Department of Public Works will hold an open house on Thursday, May 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Northside Property Yard, 600 Mill St., N.E. The property yard houses all the department’s operations. Vienna residents, school and Scout groups and others are invited to get an upclose look at the heavy machinery, vehicles and equipment, and to chat with employees. There will be refreshments and special activities for youth. For information, call (703) 255-6380 or see the Web site at www.viennava.gov. ARTS SOCIETY TO HOST ‘NEW MEMBER SHOW’: The Vienna Arts Society will
host a New Member Show from May 13 to 31 at the Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., N.W. The exhibition features the works of dozens of new members in media including original paintings, fabric art, sculpture and photography. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ing with ink and wash during a program sponsored by the Vienna Art Society on Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., N.W., in Vienna. Ulrich also will bring a collection of his travel journals, which he uses to capture his memories. The program is free and open to the public. For information, call (703) 3193971 or see the Web site at www.viennaartssociety.org. VIENNA TO PARTICIPATE IN STATEWIDE ‘LOVE’ ART INITIATIVE: Vienna officials
have announced plans to participate in the LOVE Letters program, a statewide initiative that creates works of art spelling the word “love.” Approximately 40 communities across Virginia currently are participating, organizers said. As part of the program, individuals are asked to have their photos taken with artwork, and send the images around the world. The initiative takes its cue from the “Virginia Is for Lovers” slogan, adopted by the state government for tourism promotion in 1969. For information about Vienna’s role in the initiative, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at (703) 255-6360 or e-mail parks director Cathy Salgado at email@example.com.
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is part of a benefit for Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Frame Factory, 212 Dominion Road, N.E., in Vienna. Auction items will include paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics and other media. The event will include refreshments and a chance to chat with the artists. Silent-auction bidding will run May 10 to May 17. For information, call (703) 281-0538 or see the Web site at www.scov.org.
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Vienna/Oakton Notes of the metro area by award-winning impressionist painter Virgilio Rollamas, will be on out on display April 29 through June 7 at the Vienna Arts Society Gallery in the Village Green, 513 Maple Ave., W., in Vienna. Rollamas is art director for Filipino American Star New Publication and Philippine American Horizons Publication. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call (703) 319-3220 or see the Web site at www.viennaartssociety. org.
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Fairfax County Notes HOUSING GROUP HONORS TRIO FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: U.S. Rep. Ger-
ald Connolly (D-11th), retired attorney Carson Lee Fifer and former local resident Carl Auvil have been inducted into the AHOME Housing Hall of Fame. AHOME (Affordable Housing Opportunity Means Everyone) is a nonprofit coalition of community businesses, developers, financial organizations, unions, resident organizations and nonprofit publicservice groups. Since 1985, AHOME and the AHOME Foundation have worked to promote affordable housing opportunities for families of all income levels. Inductions into the hall of fame took place at a May 1 event at the Capital One headquarters in
Tysons Corner. U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D8th) was the keynote speaker. MEETINGS SET TO DISCUSS CHANGES ON NOISE, GROUP-ASSEMBLY ORDINANCES: Several public meetings have
been scheduled to obtain community feedback on proposed changes to both the Fairfax County Noise Ordinance and the Group Assembly in Residential Dwellings Ordinance. The suggested amendments to the Noise Ordinance propose to better define appropriate and prohibited noises in all areas of the county, officials said. The group-assembly proposal would more clearly define in the Zoning Ordinance what would be
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ment will hold an open house to update proposed development activities and planning efforts in Tysons Corner on Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Spring Hill Elementary School. No formal presentations will be made; participants will have the opportunity to interact with county staff and developers on topics of specific interest. SULLY PLANTATION TO HOST ‘WAR OF 1812’ DAY: Historic Sully will host “War
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discretionary funds to local non-profit groups, schools and community-based programs, as well as nearly $250,000 in scholarships. For information on the organization and a copy of its annual report, see the Web site at www.cfnova.org. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP DECLUTTER SENIORS’ HOMES: The Help-
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ty is soliciting nominations for its 2014 Arts Awards, to be presented in October. Nominations of businesses, individuals and arts organizations in a variety of categories will be accepted through June 30. For information and a nomination form, see the Web site at http://artsfairfax. org. For information, e-mail Janay Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org. SENIOR OLYMPICS TO ADD EVENTS FOR 2014: A 5K road race and American-
style Mah Jongg have been added to the more than 50 events planned for the 2014 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, to be held in September. “Folks have been asking for a 5K race,” said Senior Olympics chairman Dave Jerome. “We’re fortunate to have one of Northern Virginia’s premier running clubs, Reston Runners, overseeing the race, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. at South Lakes High School. Competition will run from Sept. 13 to 24 at 20 different venues across the region. Anyone age 50 and older who lives in one of the sponsoring localities can participate. Sponsors are the parks-and-recreation departments and other agencies in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William. Registration will open in June (by mail) and July 1 (online). For more information, call (703) 228-4721 or see the Web site at www.nvso.us. BANK FOUNDATION SUPPORTS SUMMER PERFORMANCE SERIES: The PNC
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Departing Council Member: ‘Be Mindful of People’s Purse’ BRIAN TROMPETER Staff Writer
Some Vienna Town Council members leave office quietly or with brief expressions of gratitude to their constituents and colleagues. Throughout his 18 years on the dais, Vienna Town Council member Michael Polychrones rarely left people doubting where he stood on most issues. So it was only moderately surprising April 28 when Polychrones, who will step down May 6 to take a job in North Carolina, walked down to the speaker’s podium, faced the audience and delivered an emotional valediction. Polychrones noted that he and his wife, Patti, had celebrated their 20th anniversary this year and that he had served on the Council for all but two of those years. When he announced in January he would not seek another term, his wife said, “Well, thank you for finally giving up your mistress of the last 18 years.” “I’m honored to have served here,” he said. “It’s time for a new direction. It’ll be interesting to be at home on a Monday night from now on.” Advising some candidates in the audience who are running for Town Council this May, Polychrones relayed advice he received from the late Council member Rodger Seeman: “You need to treat every issue and every individual as if you lived on their street. If you serve in local government long enough, you’ll learn you create
Vienna Town Council member Michael Polychrones accepts a General Assembly resolution from Del. Mark Keam (D-35th) on April 28 at Vienna Town Hall. Polychrones stepped down from the Council May 6 to take a job in North Carolina. PHOTO BY BRIAN TROMPETER
as many enemies as you do friends, because you’re voting against neighbors sometimes. You need to do what’s best for everybody, not just the person who lives next door.” With municipal costs trending upward and revenues not keeping pace, those on the Council should “be mindful always of the people’s purse,” Polychrones said. “You are the keeper of other people’s money.” Polychrones served on the Council from 1996 to 2003, then stepped down to make a run for the House of Delegates. He re-
turned to the Council in 2004 and has served ever since. Mayor Laurie DiRocco thanked Polychrones for his work on the Council and with the Virginia Municipal League, then presented him with a plaque marked “In Recognition of Dedicated Service.” Del. Mark Keam (D-35th) presented Polychrones with a copy of a General Assembly resolution honoring the Council member’s long public service. Polychrones’ name is right up there with the late Mayor
M. Jane Seeman’s in being synonymous with Vienna, Keam said. Polychrones previously served as a staff member to the late Del. Richard Fisher, who represented the district now held by Keam. When Polychrones asked if the General Assembly could draft a resolution honoring Fisher after his death in 2012, Keam approached Speaker of the House of Delegates William Howell (R-Fredericksburg), who swiftly assented to the idea because of Polychrones’ reputation, Keam said. Keam later invited Polychrones to the presentation of Fisher’s resolution on the House floor. Council member Laurie Cole, who often sparred with Polychrones on a host of issues, recalled that even from their days together on the Vienna Planning Commission, Polychrones had a knack for cutting off pointless discussion. “We disagreed civilly, but knew the other always had his or her positions for the best reasons. It was a matter of conviction,” Cole said, adding, “I don’t know who you’re going to find in North Carolina to needle you like I did.” Council member Howard Springsteen said it will be tough to see Polychrones go. “I think you’re what makes Vienna such a great place to live,” he said. Following Polychrones’ dictum that a motion to adjourn always is in order, fellow members at the end of the meeting let that be his final act on the Town Council. The motion passed unanimously.
Vienna Officials Make Final Tweaks to Fiscal Year ‘15 Budget BRIAN TROMPETER Staff Writer
tax on top of the real estate tax levied by Fairfax County. To avoid the need to raise the real estate tax rate, each town department’s budget took a 1-percent cut, said Karen Spence, the town’s finance director. While the General Assembly produces a biennial budget and Fairfax County officials have begun considering the subsequent year when crafting their annual budgets, Vienna will continue to evaluate its costs and revenues one year at a time, said Town Manager Mercury Payton. “We’re not looking at changing our budget cycle or looking at multi-year budgeting,” he said. “With a multi-year budget-cycle system, in that second year they do minor adjustments. My preference is to look at the revenues you have. It is difficult to project revenues that far out in advance.” Vienna in coming years will benefit from state transportation moneys obtained from a raft of new taxes approved by the General Assembly last year. The town will receive its share of the revenues via the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Vienna officials expect to receive about $500,000 per year in reimbursement for transportation projects that reduce traffic congestion.
“We’re still in the infancy stage of seeing how that process works,” Spence said. “We are in the process now of identifying projects and receiving approval for those.”
Local Democrats Preparing for Congressional Debate The Dranesville District Democratic Committee, Providence District Democratic Committee and Fairfax County Young Democrats will host a forum for candidates in the 8th District Democratic congressional primary on Thursday, May 15 at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Ten candidates are vying for the party’s nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th), who is retiring. The candidate forum is being held under the control of the 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee.
Vienna officials have negotiated about $151,000 worth of changes to the town’s proposed $22.6 million general-fund budget for fiscal year 2015. Following three budget work sessions, the Vienna Town Council has agreed to: n Budget $112,000 more to cover the salary and benefits of a senior accountant/ auditor, who will work on a one-year contract. n Increase the mayor’s salary by $1,500 to $7,500 per year. The pay raise is designed to reflect the additional work performed by the town’s top elected official. The town also will have to chip in an additional $110 to cover Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax costs occasioned by the mayor’s pay increase. n Pay 3 percent more for legal services, an increase of $3,920, plus another 3 percent ($1,660) for prosecuting services. n Spend more for street-overlay projects, including $35,710 for work on Meadow Lane, S.W., between Plum and Frederick streets and $35,000 for overlay on Church Street, N.W., between Center
Street and Lawyers Road. n Allocate $10,000 for next year’s celebration to mark the town’s 125th anniversary. n Spend $7,000 to upgrade daytime activities at the town’s annual Fourth of July festival. n Contribute $7,000 to the town manager’s 401(a) plan. n Save $1,400 by not advertising in the Virginia Municipal League’s magazine. n Convert a part-time recreation coordinator’s job into a full-time one, at an additional cost of $35,100 for salary and benefits. n Reinstate overtime for police traffic and patrol personnel who work at town events. This will cost $1,980, plus $160 for FICA. n Pay for some of the additional expenses by reducing the town’s operationsreserve funds by $90,770. The Town Council will adopt the fiscal 2015 budget May 12 and it will take effect July 1. The budget will hold the town’s real estate tax rate steady at 22.88 cents per $100 assessed valuation, but most homeowners will pay more because of rising assessments. Vienna residents pay the town’s
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‘McLean Day’ On the Horizon At Lewinsville Park McLean Day 2014, sponsored by the McLean Community Center, will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. The festival, which traces its roots back to 1915, will include amusements, entertainment fair food, exhibitors, special events for youth and the election for members of the McLean Community Center board of directors. The schedule of entertainment includes Joy of Dance (11 a.m.), Mutts Gone Nuts (12:15 p.m.), magician Brian Curry (1:15 p.m.), Mutts Gone Nuts (2:15 p.m.), the McLean High School Jazz Ensemble (3:15 p.m.) and Joy of Dance (4:30 p.m.). The McLean Citizens Association will present its annual Teen Character Awards at 3 p.m.Admission is free. There will be no parking at the park on the day of the event; shuttle service will run to the McLean Community Center, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and McLean Baptist Church. For information, see the Web site at www.mcleancenter.org. The Sun Gazette will have a special section on the festival in next week’s edition.
Local Businessman Gives Away $169 Air Conditioning Tune-Ups For $79 Fairfax & Loudoun Co. - Your air conditioner is one of the most expensive appliances you have in your home. Just like your car, your air conditioner has dozens of crucial parts and therefore needs to be professionally tuned-up and cleaned on an annual basis. One local business, Snell Heating & Air Conditioning has announced an unusual marketing compaign where they have discounted their tune ups by 53%. During April & May, Fairfax & Loudoun Co. homeowners can receive a complete precision tune-up and professional cleaning normally priced at $169 for only $79.
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“There are really two reasons,” says owner Dave Snell “The first is basic supply and demand economics. The weather has yet to get hot and therefore there are very few air conditioning repair calls for my technicians to run. It’s a
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Guaranteed: Your Money’s Worth Or You Don’t Pay “Second, when I run this type of promotion I don’t expect to make any money on the front end. I know, however, that when homeowners experience the level of service we provide, they’ll come back to us again for all their home comfort needs.” The Snell technician will give your air conditioner a complete 20-Step “Precision Tune-Up and Professional Cleaning” that will take nearly one and a half hours to perform. “I am confident that homeowners who test out my service will be delighted. If they don’t see a savings on their utility bill or if they don’t feel it was worth their hard earned dollar, they can ask for a full refund, no questions asked,” states Snell.
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McLean/Great Falls Notes of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will meet on Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Star*Nut Gourmet, 1445 Laughlin Ave. The discussion will center around â€œHow Menus are Changing Fairfax School Cafeterias.â€? The community is invited. For information, call Peggy Knight at (703) 532-4417 or e-mail email@example.com. â€˜JAZZ MASTERSâ€™ SERIES LOOKS AT FRANK LOESSER: The â€œJazz Masters
with John Eatonâ€? educational series at the Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center continues on Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. with a discussion of the works of Frank Loesser. Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton presents an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eatonâ€™s peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of jazz standards, both popular and obscure. The program is free, and no reservations are required. CHURCH TO HOST SEMINAR ON AGING:
McLean Presbyterian Church will host a seminar on aging on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 1020 Balls Hills Road. Speakers will discuss the physical and mental impact of aging; how to protect
aging parents; options for care in the local area; and end-of-life decisions. For information, e-mail Carolyn Sinclair, director of care ministry at the church, at firstname.lastname@example.org. INSTRUCTOR TO BE FEATURED AT ART SOCIETY: Petra Gerber, an instructor in
design, painting and printmaking, will be the featured artist at the monthly meeting of the McLean Arts Society, to be held on Friday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the McLean Community Center. Gerber is known for watercolors in three-dimensional realism. The community is invited. CONCERTS PLANNED AT PALLADIUM:
Maria Spears will perform on Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave. in McLean, and the Folsom Prisoners will perform at 5 p.m. that day. For information, call (703) 288-9505. JAMMINâ€™ JUNIORS CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES: Farmer Jason will be fea-
tured at the â€œJamminâ€™ Juniorsâ€? concert series on Wednesday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m. at McLean Central Park. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, the free concert series is designed for ages 2 to 5 with adult. The next concert will be on May 21, featuring Two of a Kind. Parking is available at the community center. For information, see the Web site at
RIVERBEND PARK TO HOST MOTHERâ€™S DAY HIKE, BRUNCH: Moms are admitted
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free to a â€œMotherâ€™s Day Hike and Brunchâ€? at Riverbend Park on Sunday, May 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy a hike and light brunch. The cost is $15 for dads and kids. For information and a reservation, call (703) 759-9018. NATURE CENTER PROGRAM CONNECTS KIDS WITH ANIMALS: Riverbend
Nature Center will present â€œAnimal Vets,â€? giving youth the opportunity to help care for exhibit animals, on Monday, May 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost is $6 per child. For information, call (703) 759-9018. GARDEN CLUB TO HOLD ANNUAL PLANT SALE: The Great Falls Garden
Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Falls Library. Many years, all plants have sold out by 11:30 a.m. The event also will feature a â€œgarden treasuresâ€? sale of garden-themed household items, a bake sale and the availability of experts to answer questions and provide free gardening advice. Funds raised will be used to support club activities, Friends of the Great Falls Library, Blue Star Memorial and community beautification projects. For information, see the Web site at
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erbend Park will host one-hour wagon rides for all ages at 10 a.m. on May 15 and May 17. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call (703) 759-9018; to register, see the Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. â€˜SHAREâ€™ TO BENEFIT FROM FUNDRAISER: The Community Charity Champions
initiative of HBC Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty will support SHARE Inc. at a fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, May 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host restaurant in McLean. SHARE Inc. has provided support to those in need in McLean, Great Falls and surrounding areas for more than 45 years. Services include a food pantry, rides to medical appointments, school supplies, holiday gifts and other support. â€œLocal community sponsors like the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group provide the lifeblood of support for SHARE Inc.,â€? said Hunter Pollitt, the organizationâ€™s vice president. â€œYour support throughout the years has enabled SHARE to help local families thrive and improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.â€? Approximately 70 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will be donated to the organization if patrons bring in a flyer that can be downloaded at www.hbcrealtygroup.com.
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Fairfax County Jobs Picture Remains Among Best in Va. Fairfax County’s jobless picture was relatively stable from February to March, with the jobless rate ticking up a fraction while remaining among the lowest in the commonwealth. With 613,390 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and 26,415 looking for jobs, the March unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to figures released April 29 by the Virginia Employment Commission. The rate had been 4 percent in February. Jobless rates across Northern Virginia in May generally were flat: The unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in Falls Church was down one-tenth of a percentage point from a month before; the rate of 3.9 percent in Alexandra and 4.8 percent in Prince William County were unchanged from a month before; while Arlington and Loudoun counties saw slight upticks to 3.5 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively. Across Northern Virginia, the jobless rate stood at 4.3 percent in March, up from 4.2 percent in February, and represented 1.51 million employed in the civilian workforce and 68,200 looking for work. Statewide, the non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 5.3 percent was unchanged from the preliminary figure of a month before, as the common-
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, MARCH Data from Virginia Employment Commission, showing non-seasonally-adjusted civilian employment for March. “Previous” is rate for February.
Jurisdiction Alexandria Arlington Fairfax County Falls Church Loudoun Prince William Northern Va. Virginia United States
Employed 88,957 135,603 613,390 7,597 188,744 227,689 1,514,143 4,088,528 145,090,000
Unemployed 3,641 4,880 26,415 274 8,255 11,524 68,189 227,808 10,537,000
wealth continues to try and shake off the impact of the economic slowdown. “Total non-farm employment continues below the April 2008 pre-recession peak of 3,791,900 jobs,” said Ann Lang, a senior economist with the Economic Information Services Division of the Virginia Employment Commission. Private-sector employment declined by 6,100 jobs statewide in March, while public-sector payrolls were up 1,000, Lang said. “The growth rate has slowed” in employment, Lang said, but cautioned that March figures are preliminary. Of Virginia’s 134 cities and counties, the lowest jobless rates in May were turned in by Arlington, Falls Church, Al-
Pct. 3.9% 3.5% 4.1% 3.5% 4.2% 4.8% 4.3% 5.3% 6.8%
Previous 3.9% 3.4% 4.0% 3.6% 4.1% 4.8% 4.2% 5.3% 7.0%
exandria, Madison County (3.9 percent) and, tied for fifth place, Fairfax County and the city of Fairfax. The highest joblessness was found in Martinsville (11.7 percent), Galax (11.3 percent), Grayson County (10.1 percent), Covington (10.1 percent) and Norton (9.9 percent). Among Virginia’s 10 metropolitan areas, the lowest joblessness was found in Northern Virginia, followed by Charlottesville (4.4 percent) and Winchester. The highest rates could be found in Danville (7.1 percent) and Kingsport-Bristol (6.1 percent). Nationally, the lowest unemployment rates were reported in North Dakota (3.3 percent), Vermont (4.1 percent), Nebraska (4.2 percent) and South Dakota
(4.3 percent), with the highest reported by Rhode Island (9.1 percent), Nevada (8.7 percent) and Kentucky and California (each 8.4 percent). For complete data, see the Web site at www.virginialmi.com. D.C. Region Sees Lower Unemployment in March: The Washington region’s unemployment rate in March was part of an improving national trend compared to a year before. The region’s jobless rate of 5 percent was down from 5.4 percent from a year before and represented 3.23 million people employed in the civilian workforce and 162,300 looking for work, according to preliminary figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Washington region was among 333 of the nation’s 372 metro areas that saw lower yearover-year jobless rates. Unem-
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap.
All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-9753. Email: email@example.com. Web site: www.fairhousing.vipnet.org
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ployment was higher in 30 areas and unchanged in nine, according to federal officials. Unemployment rates in each of Virginia’s metropolitan areas were down from a year before. Nationally, the non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 6.8 percent was down from 7.6 percent a year before. Midland, Texas, had the nation’s lowest unemployment rate among metro areas, at 2.7 percent, while Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest at 22.5 percent and 21.4 percent, respectively. Among the nation’s 49 metro areas with populations of 1 million or more, the lowest joblessness was reported in AustinSan Marcos, Texas, at 4.4 percent, with the highest posted in Providence, R.I., and Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., at 9.4 percent each. For full data, see the Web site at www.bls.gov.
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a tray ceiling, a custom chandelier from Italy and built-in cabinetry with lighted display spaces, along with built-in EuroCav Viellitheque wine cabinets. The kitchen is a gourmet’s dream and an aesthetic standout, with top-of-the-line appliances, granite counters and separate breakfast room (with French doors leading to the patio) and butler’s pantry. We hinted at the soaring family room before, and it’s a visual standout, with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, silk drapes and a built-in Sony XBR-series television set in a dramatic enclosure. A light-filled office rounds out the main level. The exceptional master retreat occupies an entire wing of the second level, with a separate sitting room, multiple walk-in closets and an grand bath. Three additional bedrooms are found here, each with walk-in closets and ensuite baths. The lower level is home to a grand rec-
reation room, separate media room, exercise room, glorious game room, den and, for good measure, a bonus room. Our featured property offers the chance to live in style in a perfect location. Well worthy of consideration. Articles are prepared by the Sun Gazette’s real estate advertising department on behalf of clients. For information on the home, contact the listing agent. For information on having a house reviewed, contact the Sun Gazette’s real estate advertising department at (703) 738-2520.
Facts for buyers Address: 7825 Loughran Road, McLean (22102). Listed at: $2,975,000 by Tracy Dillard, Long & Foster Real Estate (703) 8615548. Schools: Churchill Road Elementary, Cooper Middle, Langley High School.
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As we have arrived in the heart of the spring buying season, this page’s motto becomes: “Our quest is for the best; we disregard the rest.” This week’s featured property is unquestionably in that “best” category – set on nearly a full acre in the prestigious Reserve community of McLean, it showcases exceptionality inside and out. A Basheer Edgemoore home with custom features and careful construction throughout, the property showcases an open floor plan, marvelous formal rooms and its own individual sense of style. The property currently is on the market, listed at $2,975,000 by Tracy Dillard of Long & Foster Real Estate. Impressively sited for maximum curb appeal, the home offers three levels of quality living. Out back, there is a grand patio with hot tub, waterfall and pond adding to the ambiance. After a welcome at the covered porch, our tour begins in the expansive foyer, which opens to a soaring gallery and, beyond it, to the two-story Great Room. First, we turn to our right, where the formal living room awaits our inspection. Perfectly proportioned and featuring a gas fireplace, it is a marvelous spot for entertaining in style or just relaxing. Filled with natural sunlight, it offers a tray ceiling. The dining room offers copious space,
A growing economy, pent-up demand, competitive mortgage rates and affordable home prices will keep housing on an upward trajectory through 2015. However, several obstacles including tight consumer credit, shortages of lots and labor and rising materials prices are hindering a more robust recovery, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders 2014 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar. “Housing needs an improved economy,” said NAHB chief economist David Crowe, adding that the economy is expected to respond as payroll employment continues to grow and the unemployment rate slowly recedes from 6.7 percent in the first quarter of this year to 6.2 percent by the fourth quarter of 2015. Reflecting an increase in credit demand and economic growth, mortgage interest rates are projected to rise to 5 percent by the end of 2014 and 6 percent by the end of next year. Noting that these rates are still low by historical standards, Crowe said this would “not be a significant deterrent to expansion in the housing market.” With new-home sales averaging just 8.8 percent of total home sales, barely half the historical average of 16.1 percent, Crowe observed that “this is another reason to believe that the newhome market will have to make up existing ground.” New-home sales are expected to climb 29 percent from 431,000 in 2013 to 557,000 this year. Single-family housing production is projected to increase 22 percent from 621,000 last year to 760,000 in 2014 and surge an additional 55 percent to 1.18 million units in 2015. On the multifamily side, production is expected to rise 8 percent from 308,000 in 2013 to 331,000 this year, reaching what is considered a normal level of production. Agreeing that the economy is on an upward trajectory, Maury Harris, managing director and chief U.S. economist at UBS, said that financial lending institutions are sitting on a mountain of cash. “Banks have over $2 trillion of excess reserves. That’s with a ‘t,’” he said. “Banks would like to put that money to work and increase lending, which will help the economy.” Harris is forecasting 1.15 million housing starts this year (700,000 single-family and 450,000 multifamily).
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Public-Safety Notes FAIRFAX WOMAN SENTENCED FOR 2011 MURDER OF VIENNA INFANT: Fair-
fax County Circuit Court Judge Robert Smith on April 25 sentenced a 22-year-old Fairfax woman to 40 years in prison for the murder of an 11-month-old boy in Vienna in October 2011. The case began on Oct. 5, 2011, when Vienna police officers were summoned to the 1100 block of Lakewood Drive, S.W., after an infant, identified as Nehemiah Williams, had been found unresponsive. Before officers arrived, the caretaker transported the infant to his biological mother in Reston. After arriving at the biological mother’s location, the infant then was taken to Reston Hospital. Due to his deteriorating condition, he was transferred to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he died Oct. 6. Because the death occurred in Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia Medical Examiner’s office assumed the case and performed the autopsy. The autopsy’s results revealed that the infant had died as a result of blunt-force trauma to the upper body. Authorities ruled his death to be a homicide. This was case was the town of Vienna’s only homicide since a gas station attendant was murdered in 1995. On July 16, 2012, Vienna police detectives presented the results of the investigation to a Fairfax County grand jury. As a result, the child’s caretaker, Carol Lutsky, was indicted and charged with child abuse/neglect and murder. Vienna police detectives, with assistance from Fairfax County police, arrested Lutsky on those charges on July 23, 2012, and transported her to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where she was held without bond. According to the plea agreement, Lutsky will serve 22.6 years of the 40-year sentence and be on active probation for an additional 20 years, Vienna police said. CAR WASH EMPLOYEE CHARGED AFTER 3-VEHICLE ACCIDENT: An employ-
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ee of Flagship Carwash Center, 540 Maple Ave., W. was attempting to exit the wash tunnel in a customer’s vehicle on April 27 at 9:56 a.m. when the vehicle traveled over the curb, entered Maple Avenue, ran over the median, entered the westbound lanes of Maple Avenue and collided with a second vehicle, Vienna police said. After striking the second vehicle, the car-wash customer’s vehicle continued across the westbound lanes of Maple Avenue, entered the James Madison Shell Station’s parking lot and collided with a third vehicle, police said. The collision with the third vehicle occurred with such force that vehicle completely took out a gas pump, police said. The driver of the second vehicle became trapped in his vehicle, which forced the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department to cut the driver’s door off the vehicle in order to extricate the driver. Rescue personnel then transported the driver to an area hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the collision. The car-wash employee fled the scene before police arrived, but authorities located him a short time later behind the James Madison Shell Station. The employee told police the accident began when the vehicle
he was driving accelerated unexpectedly. Police arrested Danilo Amaya-Hernandez, 53, of Vienna and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with felony hit-and-run and reckless driving. Authorities held the suspect on $2,500 bond. MERRIFIELD SUBWAY SHOP LATEST VICTIM OF BURGLARY SPREE: Fairfax
County police ask the public to remain vigilant and aware as the number of recent burglaries of Subway restaurants has increased to 15 incidents in the county. The most recent incident was reported at around 4 a.m. on April 28 at the Subway restaurant located at 8558 Lee Highway in the Merrifield area. Like the other cases, someone broke the front door, entered and stole cash, police said. Police ask anyone with information about these cases to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1 (866) 411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County police at (703) 691-2131. PARTY HOST CHARGED AFTER GIRL, 15, CONSUMES TOO MUCH ALCOHOL:
Fairfax County police responded on April 26 at around 11 p.m. to a report of an alcohol overdose at a party in the 10000 block of Akhtamar Drive in Great Falls. Authorities transported a 15-year-old girl to an area hospital after she was found unconscious on a couch in the home. The teen party allegedly had been advertised on social media; there was no guest list and approximately 50 teens were there, police said. Authorities charged the party’s host, a 48-year-old woman, with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. County police and the Unified Prevention Coalition remind residents that the “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” program is under way throughout May. The program is dedicated to keeping youth and young adults safe and drug-free. With prom and graduation season under way, residents are urged to celebrate safely and legally, police said. STUDENT’S VIOLIN GOES MISSING AT SCHOOL: A Vienna man told Vienna po-
lice that his daughter had placed her violin in the hallway at Louise Archer Elementary School, 324 Nutley St., N.W., on April 24 between 3 and 4 p.m. When she returned to retrieve the instrument, she discovered it had been taken, the man told police. VIENNA LAW OFFICES RIFLED, BUT NOTHING APPARENTLY TAKEN: An em-
ployee at the law offices of Sloan & Swedish, 107 Pleasant St., N.W., told Vienna police when she arrived at work on April 25, she discovered someone had forced entry into the office. The employee stated several of the offices had been rifled through, however nothing appeared to have been taken during the break-in, which likely occurred between April 24 at 6 p.m. and April 25 at 7 a.m. Vienna police continue to investigate this case.
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Public-Safety Notes Continued from Page 20 DUNN LORING MAN FACES CHARGES AFTER ACCIDENT IN VIENNA: The driver
of a vehicle was traveling westbound on Echols Street, S.E., on April 25 at 12:17 a.m. when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, which ran up over the curb and struck a legally parked vehicle. The driver then fled the scene, Vienna police said. A Vienna police officer was on patrol in the 100 block of Branch Road, S.E., at 2:36 a.m. when he observed a vehicle matching the description of one involved in the hitand-run accident. Another officer arrived and after waking up the vehicle’s occupant in the rear seat, the officer determined the man was intoxicated. Upon further interaction with the occupant, the officer determined the man also had been the driver involved in the hit-and-run. Police arrested the 49-year-old Dunn Loring man and transported him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where authorities charged him with hitand-run and being drunk in public. Authorities held the suspect on $1,000 bond. MAN FINDS HIS INTENDED’S STOLEN VEHICLE IN VIENNA: A local resident
told Vienna police on April 25 that he had discovered his fiancée’s vehicle, which had reported stolen to the Fairfax County police, parked on the street in the 100 Block of Lovers Lane, N.W. Vienna police contacted the Fairfax County Police Department, which con-
firmed the vehicle had been reported as stolen. Authorities contacted the vehicle’s owner and made arrangements for her to pick up the vehicle. Police continue to investigate this case. RESTAURANT WORKER DOES NOT FALL FOR UTILITY SCAM: An employee of Te-
quila Grande restaurant, 444 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on April 26 at 12:15 p.m. that she had received a telephone call from someone claiming to be a Dominion Virginia Power employee. The caller told the woman the restaurant’s electric service was going to be disconnected and provided a number for the employee to call back to prevent the power from being disconnected. The called did not state how much money was owed, however. The employee did not place the return call, police said. POLICE ARREST MAN TWICE IN TWO DAYS FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS: Vi-
enna police on April 27 at 1:04 a.m. dispatched an officer to the 400 block of John Marshall Drive, N.E., to assist Fairfax County Emergency Medical Services personnel with a man who was believed to be intoxicated. Upon arrival, the officer confirmed the man was intoxicated and arrested the 56-year-old Vienna resident for being drunk in public. Police transported the man to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he was held until sober. On April 28 at 3:46 a.m., the same man was staying at the Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel,
430 Maple Ave., W., when he told Vienna police his cigarettes and beer had been stolen. Police determined the man was extremely intoxicated and told him to stay in his room or he would be arrested for being drunk in public. The hotel guest decided not to heed the officer’s warning and later was arrested, police said. Police transported the man to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he again was held until sober. MORNING ESPRESSO NOT SO SWEET FOR VETERINARY WORKER: An em-
ployee at Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, 140 Park St., S.E., told Vienna police on April 27 at 6:35 a.m. that she had been bitten by a cat named Espresso as she was attempting to perform a medical procedure on the feline. The employee stated Espresso would be held at the veterinary facility during the quarantine period. A Vienna animal-control officer will follow up on this case. PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPUTE LEADS TO ARREST AT VIENNA HOTEL: A guest
at Vienna Wolf Trap Hotel, 430 Maple Ave., W., told Vienna police on April 27 at 8 a.m. that her roommate had been taking her prescription medications. A Vienna police officer responded and after interacting with all the people in the room, he was unable to determine who had taken the medication. The complaining guest stated she did not wish to pursue charges, but because her roommate was not paying for the room, she requested that the
woman be instructed to leave, police said. While speaking with the roommate, the officer determined she was extremely intoxicated. Because the woman did not have alternative accommodations, the officer arrested the 39-year-old Fairfax woman on a charge of being drunk in public. Police transported the woman to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where she was held until sober. POLICE LECTURE JUVENILES AFTER ROCK THROWN AT VEHICLE: A local
resident told Vienna police that as he was driving along Maple Avenue, E., near Niblick Drive, S.E., on April 27 at 7:15 p.m., two juveniles had thrown a rock at his vehicle. Vienna police responded and was met by the juveniles and their parents. The parents provided their information to ensure the damages would be repaired. The officer counseled the juveniles about the dangers of throwing objects at moving vehicles, police said. VIENNA EMPLOYEE CALLS POLICE AFTER STRANGER APPROACHES, ASKS FOR DATE: An employee at Vienna Town
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The Madison Warhawks (15-2) and McLean Highlanders (13-2) continued to have strong seasons and the girls high school teams will meet in Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Vienna in a key Liberty Conference showdown. Madison has won four games in a row, defeating Washington-Lee, 8-2, South 4-0, HaySOFTBALL Lakes, field, 2-0, and Yorktown, 10-0, in the past week. McLean has won eight straight, downing Yorktown, 10-1, and Hayfield, 6-2, in recent days. In the win over Yorktown, McLean’s Nikki Slade, Bella Norton, Erin Calpin, Christina Cannon and Christi Geisler led the offense. On the mound, Maddy Witchey threw a one-hitter. She fanned seven and walked just one. The run was unearned. Calpin, Zoe Dobson and Abby Prather led the defense. In Madison’s win over Yorktown, the Warhawks scored 10 runs on 11 hits as pitchers Katie Vannicola and Elizabeth Fallas combined for a no-hitter. Vannicola worked four innings to get the win, walking one and striking out seven. Fallas fanned three in three innings. With the bat, Blake Brackett was 2 for 3; Jackie Yahner was 2 for 4; Vannicola
Top: McLean High School’s Sabrina Sanchez pitched in relief against the Yorktown Patriots. Above:
Continued on Page 28 Catherine Overberg snags a ground ball near second in the game.
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Highlanders Up Their Win Streak to Five Straight ALLEN KHA For the Sun Gazette
the ball offensively, and that showed in the scorebook. We’re a better team when we have more scoring threats and balance.” McLean scored five unanswered goals in the first quarter and held a 5-1 lead after the game’s first 12 minutes. Four Highlanders scored in the first quarter alone. McLean added seven more goals to extend its lead against WashingtonLee (5-6) to 12-2 at halftime. Attacker Justin Gibbons led McLean with four goals, while fellow attacker Alexander Morris scored three. Gregory Beiro and Jack Benson each added four assists. Despite his team’s outburst on offense,
Worek was quick to praise his team’s effort on defense. “We’re playing some of the best defense in the region, and it’s team defense,” he said. “[Defenseman] Jordan Cole and [goalkeeper] Michael Dolan have always been there, and bring it week-in-andweek-out. But the entire team has been bringing it recently in our current stretch. At practice, we’ve really stressed fundamentals and team defense. It’s been a key to our current hot stretch.” McLean nipped South Lakes, 9-8, in another game on May 2. For Washington-Lee, which was missing some injured starters,the loss marked the Generals’ fifth-straight.
Some high school seniors who are Division I college football recruits are finishing their course commitments prior to graduation. That way they can enter college a few days, weeks or months early to get a head start on their freshman season, as far as academics and football workouts. Call this early college summer school. Sometimes that means students miss high school graduation ceremonies because of conflicts with college scheduling. Missing graduation? No way. Everyone eligible should be allowed and highly encouraged by everyone to attend his high school graduation. It’s one of the most memorable moments of life, with the pictures and all, walking across the stage to shake the principal’s hand, and the finality of a significant and proud achievement. Some kids in dire straights and tough situations set goals and become determined to walk at their graduation, then are applauded when they do. What’s the rush, and who is driving this trend? Is it college football coaches brow-beating recruits that getting a head start will help them earn playing time? Or is it also over-eager parents incorrectly advising their sons? When a Northern Virginia player in just this situation told his mom that he really wanted to attend his graduation ceremony, surprisingly, he didn’t get much sympathy. The mom said to her son that if his goal is to play Division I college football, then getting the early start, which means missing the ceremony, is what is necessary. Wow. That’s tough love or one tough mom short on compassion. Aren’t moms usually taking the majority of graduation photos? Not this one. If the trend continues, the NCAA should end the early-start practice. Or, Division I programs should be more sensitive to the issue and mandate that recruits graduate with their classmates. The kids want to be there. Even if some parents don’t agree, seniors should be allowed to be kids for a few more minutes and enjoy their entire last year of high school, especially their graduaton ceremonies.
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The McLean Highlanders used balanced scoring to cruise past the host Washington-Lee Generals in a 16-6 rout on May 1. Seven players scored for the Highlanders (7-2) on LACROSSE 10 assists, a fact that pleased McLean coach Nick Worek as his boys high school lacrosse team has now won six straight games. “We’re on a bit of a roll right now,” Worek said. “That’s one thing that we’ve been focusing on: balance on both endsand sharing the ball. We started to share
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High School Roundup MARSHALL SIGNING CEREMONY: On
May 1 Marshall High School had a ceremony to celebrate eight student/athletes who signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at various colleges in 2014-15. Kelly Brown will play lacrosse at the University of Southern California. Riley Cummins will play baseball at the University of Virginia. Alec Dolton will play baseball at Catholic University. Tim Garner will play football at West Point. Also, Mackenzie Haight will run at College of William and Mary. Olivia Martin will run at Vassar College. Adib Milani will swim for Brandesis University, and Meaghan O’Meara will play soccer for Methodist University.
EASTERN KENTUCKY: McLean High
School senior Lauren Osuch will play Division I college volleyball at Eastern Kentucky University. MADISON BOYS TENNIS: The Madison
Eight Marshall High School student/athletes signed their national letters of intent to play college sports during a ceremony at the school on May 1. PHOTO FROM MARSHALL
Highlanders have a 6-1-3 record and have played multiple of one-goal games. McLean has won five games by a single goal, played three scoreless ties, and its only loss was by a goal, 1-0, to Stone Bridge. The team’s most recent win was a 2-1 overtime victory over the Madison Warhawks on goals by Tess Brooks and Marie Shine. Meaghan O’Reilly and Shine had the assists, and goalie Lydia Erickson made 17 saves. Caroline Meier, Haley Menness and Brooks are the team’s leading goal scorers.
die Renshaw were recognized. Against Stone Bridge, Kerrigan had six goals and two assists, Katie Sciandra had three goals and two assists, Kierra Sweeney had three goals and an assist, Condon had two goals and two assists and Hailey Swaak had three goals. Kerrigan had seven ground balls and eight draw controls. Against McLean, goalie Sigourney Heerink made 13 saves. Kerrigan had four goals and five assists, Condon had three goals and three asssits, Anya Saponja had four goals, Bentley had three goals, Sweeney had two goals and two assists, and Sciandra and Lia Cooley each had two goals. Of the 24 goals scored, 17 came from assists.
MADISON GIRLS LACROSSE STILL UNDEFEATED: The undefeated Madison
BELT NOTCHES DEAL TO PLAY AT CINCINNATI: Luke Belt, who has been one of
McLEAN GIRLS SOCCER: The McLean
Warhawks (10-0) downed Stone Bridge, 20-8, McLean, 24-10, and Fairfax, 26-6, in recent girls lacrosse games. Against Stone Bridge, seniors Sam Babbitt, Ellie Bentley, Rachel Brennan, Alex Condon, Katie Kerrigan and Mad-
the best hitters and top defensive players for the Madison High School baseball team this season, recently committed to play Division I college ball at the University of Cincinnati. Through last week’s action, the third
baseman was batting .378 with four doubles, a home run and 12 RBI for Madison in 14 games. Last season, Belt was Madison’s starting second baseman. “Luke has been outstanding for us in so many areas these past two seasons,” Madison coach Mark Gjormand said. “His athleticism and arm strength really stand out. At the plate, he has great hands and when he stays balanced and inside the ball, there are not many better hitters in our region. He has been very consistent with his approach and has worked hard on the mental aspects of the game. I’m most proud of him for the leader he has become. Cincinnati is getting a very good baseball player in Luke Belt.” LANGLEY BOYS SOCCER: The Langley
Saxons began the week with a 7-1-2 record and a four-game winning streak. PENN RELAYS: Marshall High School’s
MacKenzie Haight finished 14th in 8:30.64 in the boys high school 3,000-meter at the Penn Relays. McLEAN
Warhawks lost their last regular-season match on senior day to Langley, 8-1. With its win, Langley finishes its season undefeated and first in Conference 6. With its 2-5 record in Conference 6, McLean finished second. Madison, South Lakes and Yorktown all finished with 43 conference records and will engage in a three-way playoff this coming week to determine the third spot, with Madison earning a bye in the first round. POTOMAC SCHOOL TENNIS RANKED NO. 1 IN STATE: The Potomac School
Panthers, with a 12-0 record, were ranked No. 1 in the state in the most recent Virginia Independent School Athletic Association boys high school tennis poll. The Panthers are also atop the standings in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference. Flint Hill is ranked eighth in the state. MARSHALL GIRLS SOFTBALL WINS TOURNEY: The Marshall Statesmen won
the recent Hayfield Spring Break Tournament by defeating the host Hawks, 20-1, in the championship game. Marshall outscored its tournament opponents 58-8 during the five-game competition. Other wins were over Jefferson, 6-5, South Lakes, 4-2, W.T. Woodson, 16-0, and West Springfield, 12-0. Marshall got strong pitching from sophomore Madison Larsen as well as sophomores Celestina Dunavent and Avani Casey.
Local Baseball Teams Enjoy a Winning Weekend on Diamonds
A Staff Report
The five public-school baseball teams in the Sun Gazette’s coverage area won in varsity high school baseball action on May 2 and 3, four in convincing fashion. The Marshall Statesmen (7-6) downed the host Edison Eagles, 13-7, for their fifth in a row, the BASEBALL win host Madison Warhawks (13-2) topped the South Lakes Seahawks, 4-2, the Oakton Cougars (7-6) blanked the host Westfield Bulldogs, 3-0, the host McLean Highlanders (9-5) shut out the Yorktown Patriots, 10-0 in five innings, and the Langley Saxons (9-6) routed the visiting Washington-Lee Generals, 11-1, and nipped the Fairfax Rebels, 3-2. Marshall had nine hits, including a three-hit, three-RBI effort from Shane Russell in its win. Brian Lenert had two hits and two RBI, and Mitch Blackstone
Softball Continued from Page 27 was 2 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBI; Fallas was 2 for 4; Julia Hoy walked three times; and Peyton Thomas, Ally
and Riley Cummins each had a hit and two RBI. Matt Borowski tripled and had a sacrifice fly along with Cummins, who stole two bases as did Borowski. Marshall took advantage of eight Edison walks, four errors and three balks. Mark LeDuc (three innings), Patrick Evans and Steven Johel pitched well in relief for the Statesmen. For Langley in its win on senior night over W-L, Jordan Lopez had a big night. He went 3 for 4 with a home run and five RBI. Also, Jake McSteen, Nick Casso, Brandon Day and Nick Serger had multihit games. Jake Trautwein (2-1) went five innings with one earned run and allowed four hits to get the win. Langley then defeated Fairfax, 3-2, the next day as McSteen, a senior lefthander, improved to 5-0 by throwing a complete game four-hitter. He fanned
10, walked four, gave up one earned run and pitched out of jams. It was his fifth complete game this season. He threw 111 pitches. With the bat, McSteen was 2 for 2 with an RBI, Brian Anderson had two hits and an RBI and Matt McConnell drove in a run. “Jake continues to have a great season. Without him we wouldn’t be where we are,” Langley coach Kevin Healy said. For Oakton, Tommy Lopez, R.J. Gaines and Connor Jones combined to no-hit Westfield. Lopez pitched the first four innings, striking out four and walking one. Gaines pitched the next two, striking out four and picking up the win. Jones closed. Second Baseman Keith Knicely preserved the no-hitter in the seventh when he dove behind the bag to snare Nick Collins’ drive and threw him out at first.
Jagger James had made a similar play against Collins at third in the first inning, diving to his left to stop the ball and throwing him out on a close play. Dale Good had an RBI single for Oakton. The other Oakton hits went to Brandon Brodsky and Ryan Davis with doubles, and Joe Rizzo with a single. McLean senior right-hander Joey Sullivan pitched four scoreless innings of one-hit ball with eight strikeouts and no walks to get the win and C.J. Downey threw a scoreless and hitless inning of relief with a strikeout and one walk against Yorktown. Jesse Jones had two hits and an RBI for McLean, Fran Minamino drove in three runs and Evan Blake had a hit and two RBI. For Madison, John DeFazio started and Brian Eckert closed in its win over South Lakes.
Fogel and Ginnis Gooder all had hits. Against Hayfield, Vannicola earned the shutout. She struck out 17 batters and allowed four hits with no walks. With the bat, she went 3 for 3 with two doubles and a solo home run in the sixth inning. In Madison’s win over WashingtonLee, Vannicola struck out 18 and allowed
two hits. She walked only one batter. With the bat for the Warhawks, Olson was 3 for 4 with a home run and triple, Fallas and Hoy each had two hits, and Ally Fogel had a hit and drove in three runs. n The Langley Saxons (9-6-1) defeated South Lakes, 7-3, and Washington-Lee,
9-1, last week and lost to Fairfax, 4-0. n The Marshall Statesmen (12-5) blanked Falls Church, 6-0, and defeated Edison, 5-3, in eight innings in games last week. The local teams complete their regular seasons during the next two weeks of action.
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The ending was anticlimactic and probably not worthy of the gem of an extra-inning high school baseball game played at Flint Hill School on May 3. The host Flint Hill Huskies won, 10, in nine innings over Benedictine of with a BASEBALL Richmond bases-loaded walk to Bruce Briglia with one out in the last of the ninth. Reid Frazier scored the winning run. Until then, the private-school contest between teams ranked in the stateâ€™s Division I top-10 poll had been a classic pitchersâ€™ duel and defensive showdown. In all, four runners were thrown out at home, with Benedictine runners being cut down three times. Both starting pitchers â€“ senior righthander Tommy Doyle for Flint Hill and lefty Michael A. Geary for Benedictine â€“ went eight innings, striking out nine each. Doyle allowed five hits and walked
Flint Hillâ€™s Reid Frazier jumps for joy with teammates after scoring the winning run in the last of the ninth inning. PHOTO BY DAVE FACINOLI
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