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Anyone Out There? 36 Calendar On crisis and leadership Live music and events Volume 1

Sterling Man Arrested for ISIL Tie Wanted to Target U.S. Military DUSTY SMITH

he notion of acting out against members of the Unites States military weighed heavy on the mind of Mohamed Bailor Jalloh, a 26-year-old Sterling resident arrested July 3 for assisting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Just two days before the Fourth of July, Jalloh entered a gun shop in Chantilly, Va., and purchased an assault-style rifle that, according to a criminal complaint, he intended to hand over to a member of ISIL for use in an attack. “Jalloh praised the gunman who killed five U.S. military members in a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July 2015, and stated that he had been thinking about conducting an attack similar to the November 2009 attack at Ft. Hood Texas,” read the complaint, filed by Nicholas Caslen, an FBI special agent. While the Fort Hood attacked targeted a military base, in Chattanooga, Tenn., a gunman fired at a military recruiting center and a U.S. Navy Reserve facility. Six people died two were injured as a result of the Chattanooga incident. Investigators believe Jalloh first met with members of ISIL during a trip to Sierra Leone from approximately June 2015 to January 2016. Born in Sierra Leone in 1989, Jalloh has since become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Jalloh joined the U.S. National Guard, but left following a short stint after watching videos online of Anwar al-Aulaqi, now deceased, who formerly headed Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsual, according to the complaint. Continued on Page 14


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Loudoun County is king of the internet, data centers TOM JULIA


assive, windowless buildings rise from empty fields in eastern Loudoun County. Large power systems suggest something big is going on inside. Some buildings are surrounded by black fences and security gates. Most are known by company names unfamiliar to all but those in the data center industry – names like Raging Wire, CyrusOne, Dupont Fabros, Digital Realty and Equinix. What’s inside these giant buildings is a mystery too, and security is tight. What we do know is that mega companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook are being serviced by these Inside a RagingWire data center. giants. We also know that Loudoun ter industry is the big story now – and County is becoming the king. one the biggest business stories in the Much has been written over nation. It has also transformed how the years about Internet traffic and Loudoun County is seen around the the data management industry in world. Loudoun County. There was a time Loudoun is home to more than when America Online (AOL) was 60 data centers that house some 3,000 the big dog in town and the subject technology companies. Equinix alone of most of these stories. AOL is still has 11 centers in the county. Buddy here, but the growth of the data cenRizer, executive director of the Coun-




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ty’s Department of Economic Development (DED), calls it “Data Center Alley,” where about seven million square feet of data center space has been built and another three million is in development, not including the recent announcement by CyrusOne of its plans for the Kincora project at Route 28 and Route 7. Continued on Page 10

Karlie Harman, Confident and Caring Aldie teen raises funds for veterans sports foundation Photo courtesy of the Harmon Family

The confidence of Karlie Harman, a sophomore at John Champe High School in Aldie, would make any parent proud. Doubt seems a notion that rarely furrows her young brow, yet she also understands the pitfalls of being cocky.

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6 Glory Days Veteran opens new gym in Ashburn


Sen. Jill Vogel Running for Lt. Gov.

24 Cardinal Ridge ES Art for NASA's Dream Rocket

Parking Stirs Debate about Growth of ADAMS Center in Ashburn

Best in Show CLYFL float takes honors

In this issue SECTION 1 • Government New state laws on July 1

> see page 8

• Business

Local partners join YEA! Loudoun > see page 10

• Public Safety

Adult detention center gets high marks > see page 14

SECTION 2 • Education

Class of 2016 gets $60M in scholarships > see page 22

• Community

Area farms stock local markets > see page 24

• Health

Ask Dr. Mike > see page 28

Businesses in Beaumeade Circle complex concerned about serving customers. Dusty Smith


upporters and opponents of the request by All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) to permit a mosque, and and associated daycare and private school in space it has purchase at the Beaumeade Circle business park in Ashburn were expected to speak during a public hearing Wednesday. Concerns raised by opponents center on parking at the facility. ADAMS now uses space owned by the Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation, but has purchased additional space for which the special exception applications would apply. Among the changes sought is the ability to serve 250 congregants, rather than the 200 ADAMS now has the authority to serve for each service. Some opponents

have questioned that number, pointing out that 250 people attending three services, which is typical on a Friday at ADAMS, equates to 750 people. Rizwan Jaka, chairman of the ADAMS board, pointed to other places of worship nearby. The business park is home to the Christian Fellowship Church, which sits across Beaumeade Circle from the row of condo units in question, as well as the Jewish congregation with which ADAMS now shares space. “We just want to be treated like all other faith groups that got approval,” Jaka said. Tenants share parking spaces at the business park and some have said the number of people entering and leaving the ADAMS make it difficult for customers to access their businesses, particularly on Fridays when multiple services are held

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SECTION 3 at ADAMS. Those concerned about the parking make clear that they are addressing an existing concern, not raising a religious issue. “They’re growing and they continue to grow,” said David Donald, president and CEO of Keeper Technology. “We’re beyond the ability of the business park to handle this already.” Donald said his concerns were solidly centered on business, pointing to challenging maneuvers that trucks making delivers to the complex face. Former tenant Rovideo left the park because of the situation on Fridays. “The parking and traffic situation on Fridays is really untenable and provided significant motivation for us to return to Fairfax County as our base of operations,” Rovideo partner Richard Peterson wrote in a letter to fellow tenant Donald, who

Continued on page 25

• Real Estate

Summer home market > see page 30

• Opinion

Our opinions, guest columns and letters to the editor > see page 36


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Champion Bobsledder Opens Ashburn Gym Adaptive Athlete and Vet Reaches for the Stars

Cameron Hosseinian


ason Sturm’s Old Glory Gym, opened July 11 in Ashburn, is not just another start-up in a region booming with athletic-related businesses. It’s unique because of the man behind the dream. Army veteran, amputee, CrossFit enthusiast, world champion bobsledder and owner of the newly christened Old

Glory Gym, Jason Sturm is a man of many talents. "Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears," Sturm reads the tattoo emblazoned on his right forearm. He looks down towards his left leg, "It took me almost two years to learn how to do a parallel squat again and even now it's hard for me not to look awkward." Sturm lost the lower part of his left leg during an Army training accident at Fort Drum, N.Y., when his unit was

We want people to be proud of who they are and have pride in what they're doing, and my intention is to foster that. —Jason Sturm Old Glory Gym


hit by two mis-aimed 105mm artillery shells. Two fellow soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division died, and 12 others were hurt by shrapnel. Making light of the situation Sturm added, "When you play with bombs and bullets long enough, something is bound to happen." Undaunted by such a setback, Sturm went on to become a world champion bobsledder after placing second in a race in Igls, Austria, and first in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Continued on Next Page

With no prior experience, Sturm's amazement at his accomplishment surpassed even that of those watching. After five practice runs in St. Moritz, Sturm proved he was a natural. In the race held on January 21, Sturm's combined time over two heats was 0.04 seconds faster than a rival Latvian racer's, winning him the gold. "It was almost too much to take in," Sturm said. "I showed up having never driven a bobsled. Nobody thought I would end up on the podium. I was just floored." Now the Vice Chairman of the board for Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance and one of the head coaches for the seminar series, Sturm notes the potential in owning his own gym. "Eventually we'll hold Adaptive Coaching seminars in here. Everything we’ve done here is in the hopes of bringing in adaptive athletes and coaches and mentoring them while running an open-to-all gym." More importantly, Sturm seeks to


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Come help us help others Come help us help others

When you play with bombs and bullets long enough, something is bound to happen. —Jason Sturm, Old Glory Gym

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Jason Storm on opening day at Old Glory Gym in Ashburn.

provide a gym that is more than a gym. "I want a community. I want people to come in here and not want to leave," he says as he motions to the lounge area adjacent to the gym. A small bar, shower, TV's, a couch and a large metallic version of Old Glory Gym's logo make up what is currently an ongoing project. "After people workout, they will always have the option of staying around to enjoy a sports game and have a bite to eat," he said. Old Glory's logo is Sturm's take on his Army unit's badge. What is now a barrel-shaped American flag crossed by two bench press bars was once a powder keg crossed with two swords. Where it now says "Old Glory" it once said "Mountain". "Though it is a part of it, I didn't just choose our logo because it's very American

or because I'm a proud civilian; it represents the struggle to overcome and the pride we should have in ourselves. We want people to be proud of who they are and have pride in what they're doing, and my intention is to foster that," Sturm said. The gym enjoyed a successful opening day with over 30 members visiting and joining by noon. Sturm hopes to see a large influx in membership with the gym's upcoming CrossFit certification. Old Glory Gym is up and running in suite 211 on Guilford Drive in Ashburn. •

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Loudoun Punts DMV Select Services, Citing Work Overload



Courtesy of Loudoun County

Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr.

service that provided a convenient option for Loudoun residents to access Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services at the Loudoun Commissioner of the Revenue’s offices in Leesburg and Sterling has come to an end. Local governments have long had the opportunity to provide the option through the DMV Select Services program, but as DMV began to offer more and more services to its customers, the workload began to increase on local government.

“It’s a service that makes a lot of sense,” Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. said Monday. “Taxpayers loved it. We simply could not keep up.” Wertz said the work load increased about 50 percent during the past two years and about 500 percent since the county first starting participating in the program a decade ago. DMV allows customers to get passports, voter identification, EZ Pass transponders and more. “There are a lot of things DMV’s doing now that generates additional walk-in traffic,” Wertz

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said, adding that some days have resulted in the county handling 300400 DMV transactions. “It basically hi-jacked our operations.” Most of the changes have come in the past two years, Wertz said. He requested three additional full-time employees to help cover the workload, but was rebuffed by supervisors. As of June 30, DMV services offered in Wertz’ office stopped. Wertz said DMV assured him that the DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center would continue to visit the Sterling office, providing

an option other than going to the Leesburg or Sterling DMV offices. For a list of DMV office locations and hours, and schedule of dates for visits by DMV 2 Go may be found online at www.dmvnow. com. In addition, Loudoun residents can use DMV’s online services to renew vehicle registrations, request driver/vehicle records, renew driver’s licenses and purchase license plates. For a full list of DMV’s online services, visit www.dmvnow. com/OnlineServices •

Watch for sign placement and striping at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard starting July 18 and continuing through July 29.

Jill Vogel wants to be Virginia’s next Lt. Governor


Mom, lawyer and state legislator calls for bipartisan government and ethics reforms

Sen. Jill Vogel (R-27th)

Tom Julia


n every presidential election cycle the conversation in Virginia inevitably turns to the next election for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. That’s because Virginia and New Jersey are the only states to hold statewide elections in the year immediately following a presidential vote. Their elections are seen as barometers of the public’s mood after electing a president. Virginia and Loudoun County are especially good barometers because they’re considered a swing state and county in national and statewide elections, respectively. The Tribune’s coverage of Virginia’s 2017 statewide elections starts today and will include analysis of the candidates’ positions once Democrats and Republicans

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select their nominees. Many have already announced; others have dropped their names to test the waters. The Tribune will also cover candidates who represent Loudoun County, or wish to, including elections for the state Senate and House of Delegates. Last month, our editors met with Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, who represents the 27th district as one of 21 Republicans in the 40-member state Senate. Her district includes the Middleburg, St. Louis and Aldie precincts of Loudoun, as well as Clarke, Fauquier and Frederick counties, the city of Winchester and two precincts each in Culpeper and Stafford counties. Vogel announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor in March. Since then she has been traveling the state, meeting with Republican activists, and raising money. Two colleagues in the General Assembly have declared they are seeking the nomination too – Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-17) of Freder-

icksburg, and Del. Glen Davis (R-84) of Virginia Beach. Vogel, 45, was elected in 2007 and is serving her third term in the state Senate. Reeves is in his second term, and Davis was elected in 2013. Among the Democrats, Northern Virginia lawyer Justin Fairfax is the only announced candidate so far. Fairfax lost to Attorney General Mark Herring in the party’s primary election three years ago, and is a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. A native Virginian, Vogel is married and the mother of six children. She’s a nationally known nonprofits, elections and ethics lawyer practicing in Winchester, a former deputy general counsel of the Department of Energy, and a graduate of the College of William and Mary and DePaul University School of Law. Vogel says that balancing home, work and public service is important, and that her family is her top priority. On priorities, she also makes the case that Virginia’s government needs a new one – leadership that earns the public’s trust in government and its ability to get things done. This is one reason why, Vogel says, she’s running

for statewide office. Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) chairman John Whitbeck, a Leesburg lawyer, says “we have the most talented group of candidates we’ve ever had for statewide office.” Given the likelihood that the next Lt. Governor will be called on to break tie votes in the Senate, Whitbeck says the office has never been more important. “The Lt. Governor is critical to the functioning of the General Assembly, and should not be looked at as a stepping stone to the Governor’s office,” he explained. Whitbeck predicts a statewide sweep for Republicans in 2017, and points to the legislative and campaign experience of Vogel and the other two candidates seeking the party’s nomination for Lt. Governor. “They’re tested and they know how to win,” he said.

Why did you make the decision to run for Lt. Governor?


have a lot of passion about what’s happening in Virginia and where we’re headed. It’s time for a different kind of leadership in Richmond, and for better decisions to help Virginia’s economy grow. I will be pushing more for our technology Continued on Page 37

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Love Loudoun Resolution Replaces LGBT Pride Proposal Dusty Smith


“Love Loudoun” resolution approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors aimed to soften the rhetoric stirring for the past two weeks regarding a controversial resolution that sought to retroactively recognize June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In addition, supervisors agreed to only put forth resolutions that the board’s chair and vice chairman agree are appropriate. Broad Run Supervisor Ron Meyer (R)’s Love Loudoun resolution, put forward as a substitute to Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd’s (D-Leesburg) LGBT resolution, divided the board, but not along party lines. Two Republicans and two Democrats voted against it in a 5-4 vote. Meyer said his goal was to craft a resolution that “unifies this board, unifies this county. We shouldn’t be trying to discriminate against anyone,” Meyer explained, adding that the LBGT Pride Month resolution offended many residents. Umstattd voted against the measure, but said she could have supported it if it had not been a substitute to her motion. She stood by her conviction to recognize the LGBT community specifically. “This is a community that has been

hatefully discriminated against for centuries, and certainly for decades, and certainly for years,” she said. “We need to stand in unity with them.” But a majority on the board supported Meyers, including Supervisors Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles), Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn), Tony Buffington (R-Blue Ridge) and Democrat Koran Saines (Sterling). “I think the beauty of what’s in front of us is that it encompasses everything we’ve heard consistently for the last month or so that this has come up,” Letourneau said. “I think we need to come out of this with something positive.” Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian), however, voiced opposition to both resolutions. “These are things that we should not be dealing with in the first place,” she said. “We cannot do a proclamation or we cannot legislate hate out of someone’s heart.” Chair Phyllis Randall (D) voted against Meyer’s resolution as well. She said supervisors have other ways to express their views and promised to move supervisors’ opportunity to speak about items not on the board agenda to an earlier time during board meetings. In addition, supervisors later agreed to restrict resolutions to those permitted on the agenda by the board’s chair and vice chairman, as well as only approve those with unanimous support. •

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Fantastic rambler on almost 1 acre, less than 4 miles from Loudoun County line. Great for commuters. Hardwood floors in bedrooms and living room. Brand new master bath. Perfect, large country kitchen w/tons of cabinets and bay window. New sliding glass door leads to deck on private lot. Newer items include: Refrigerator, dishwasher, furnace, washer, dryer, water heater and roof.

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ave Butler on Monday launched his campaign for Leesburg mayor, a position to which fellow council members appointed him in February. The seat became vacant after former mayor Kristen C. Umstattd’s election to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The term expires Dec. 31. Now voters have a chance to keep Butler as mayor or choose one of two other candidates: council member C.B. “Kelly” Burk or former Photo Courtesy of Dave Butler council member Dave Butler will run to remain Leesburg's mayor. Kevin D. Wright. Butler held his Rate Advisory Committee and Standing kickoff event at K2M Group Holdings Inc. Residential Traffic Committee. He has Butler prides himself on accessibility, chaired the SE/SW Trails Committee, and points to a number of accomplishand serves on, or is the council's liaison to ments under his watch, including approval the Leesburg Tree Commission, Northern of the Loudoun County Courthouse Virginia Regional Commission and the expansion. Virginia Municipal League’s Environmen Butler previously served as a countal Quality Committee. He served as vice cil member, as well as a member of the mayor from January 2013 to January Leesburg Planning Commission, Utility 2015. •



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New Virginia Laws Began July 1


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General Assembly Changes Affect Dogs, Driving, Hunting, Firearms, Marriage and More


any Virginia drivers hit the road for the holiday weekend, but they might not have known that as of July 1 smoking in a car with passengers younger than 8 carries a civil penalty of up to $100. Drivers also must be more cautious when opening their doors adjacent to moving traffic or face a $50 fine. New state laws that take effect July 1 apply to alcohol sales, teen drivers, traffic infractions, firearms, flags, home inspections and much more. Below are some examples:


• Dogs: Any dog that injures or kills poultry must be microchipped and either secured or transferred to another owner approved by the court. Previously, these dogs were euthanized or removed to another state (HB 1231). • Hemp: A person with a license to manufacture industrial hemp products can engage in scientific, agricultural or other research involving the applications of industrial hemp without prosecution (HB 699 and SB 691).


• Exercise: Students in grades K-5 will be required to complete at least 20 minutes of physical activity a day or an average of 100 minutes per week (HB 357 and SB 211). Existing law requires students in grades 6-12 to participate in physical activity at least 150 minutes per week. • Social Media and education: Higher education institutions, public or private, are now prohibited from requiring a student to give their username or password to any personal social media accounts. The law goes on to say that such a prohibition should not prevent a campus police officer from performing their official duties (SB 438). • SOL Testing: Requires the Standards of Learning and program of instruction for students K-12 now include computer science and computational thinking, including computer coding (HB 831).


• Out-of-State Open Carry Permits: As part of a compromise with Gov. McAuliffe, Republicans passed a law that allows state residents with permits to conceal carry in other states. In exchange, Virginia recognizes the concealed handgun permits from those other states as well (HB 1163/SB 610). • Possession Restrictions for Certain Protective Orders: Anyone served with a permanent protective order must hand over all firearms within 24-hours (HB 1391 and SB 715). In addition, HB 1087/SB 323 makes it a Class 6 felony to violate a protective order while armed. • State Police to Perform Non-Dealer

Background Checks: State police must be available to perform background checks for non-dealer sales at firearm shows if requested by any party involved in the sale (HB 1386 and SB 715).


• Cannabidiol and THC-A oil: A pharmaceutical processor can obtain a permit to manufacture and provide cannabidiol oil and THC-A for the treatment of intractable epilepsy (SB 701). • Medical Bills: The hospital must supply a patient, who requests 3 days in advance, with an estimate of the payment amount they will owe for an elective procedure, test or service (HB 905). • Telemedicine Pilot Program: A pilot program to help expand health care access to rural areas will be created by the University of Virginia and the Virginia Telehealth Network (SB 369).


• Right to Sell Harvested Goods: A licensed hunter or trapper can make and sell products from wildlife they have legally harvested, as long as it isn’t detrimental to public health or wildlife management. • Use of Slingshots: Hunting with a slingshot is legal now, except for hunting deer, bear, elk and turkey—as long as it’s not expressly prohibited by local rules (HB 1142).


• Dooring: Drivers are required to wait for a reasonable opportunity to open vehicle doors on the side of moving traffic. This includes waiting for bicyclists passing by. Violations lead to a traffic infraction and a fine of up to $50 (SB 117). • Smoking with Children: It is illegal to smoke in a vehicle with a child under the age of 8 years old (HB 1348). • Student Drivers: A series of changes impact those under 18 who hold a learners permit, including a restriction against having more than one passenger under the age of 21, previously 19, in the car. members. In addition, the law removes an exception to the rule that applied if a parent was present (SB 555).


• 18 to Marry: A new minimum age to marry was established as 18-years-old. The law gets rid of previous exceptions that allowed teens to marry at age 16 with the consent of a parent (HB 703 and SB 415). • Booze: Part of the budget bill allows Virginia ABC retail stores to open at noon on Sundays and New Year’s Day, an hour earlier than previously allowed (HB 29 and HB 30). • Execution: The Director of the DepartContinued on Next Page

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LGBT Advocates, Opponents Sound Off on BOS Resolution Dusty Smith


oudoun supervisors on Tuesday attempted to soften the collective community tone regarding a proposed resolution to recognize June as LGBT Pride Month retroactively, but speakers during the Board of Supervisors business meeting had a different notion. Supporters and opponents of Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd’s (D-Leesburg) stood their ground, with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates calling it a needed measure, and some opponents calling it an affront to their beliefs. Other opponents said board resolutions were not the place for such a statement. Nick Harding said members of the LGBT community live in fear of discrimination, making more difficult to experience pride. “That discrimination, to the extent that is comes, or happens, happens because the straight community, or at least people in the straight community, have not had had their consciousness raised and are the ones who are discriminating,” he said. But state Sen. Richard H. Black (R-13) pushed back, saying such measures cater to

a narrow portion of the population. “I don’t believe it reflects the public sentiment of the county,” Black said. “We really do not need our consciousness raised.” Black then said members of the LGBT community have higher incomes, lower unemployment and more disposable income that the average person. “Many families face greater struggles,” Black said. “If discrimination exists, it certainly is not one that they have to deal with.” Black further responded to comments Umstattd made in June in which she called supporting the resolution the “decent and Christian thing to do,” saying LGBT advocates should not invoke Christianity. Rather than single out any group, Black said supervisors should “celebrate the entire community.” Then Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, a minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, spoke about the need to show support to the LGBT community because they face discrimination and greater rates of depression. “Our youth struggle to see their own inherent worth and dignity, and out of desperation they take their own lives,” she said, pointing to a 2015 spike in suicides in


Loudoun. When Patrick Henry College student Andrew Bambrick said the LGBT community “has already achieved their stated goal,” NOVA Pride president and executive director Brian Reach responded, “We didn’t just want gay marriage.” Rev. Bill Cook weighed in as well, saying LBGT issues are being conflated with race issues, and that those who oppose homosexuality based on religious convictions

are made to feel “inhumane and bigoted.” “God forbids sodomy,” he said, adding that is the board were to approve a measure such as the LGBT Pride Month resolution, “there will be divine intervention at some level.” Supervisors opted instead to adopt a Love Loudoun resolution, and also changed its rules of order to prevent resolutions without unanimous board support from reaching the dais. •

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ment of Corrections is authorized to enter into contracts with pharmacies or other suppliers to obtain the drugs necessary for execution by lethal injection. In addition, the identities of such suppliers can be kept confidential and are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act “unless good cause is shown” (HB 815). • Fantasy Sports: The operators of fantasy contests are required to register each year and pay a licensing fee (HB 775 and SB 646). • Flags: The law requires any state or local public body or school division to buy U.S. or Commonwealth Flags that were manufactured in the U.S., if

available (HB 1299 and SB 229). • Home Inspection: Home inspectors must be licensed by the Virginia Board for Abestos, Lead and Home Inspectors. They have until July 2017 to get licensed (HB 741 and SB 453). • Service Dogs: Any person who knowingly fits a dog with a harness, collar, vest or sign to represent the dog as a service or hearing dog when it is not, will be guilty of a Class 4 Misdemeanor (SB 363). • Stalking—Repeat Offenders: Repeat stalking offenses committed within five years of a prior stalking conviction are punishable as a Class 6 felony if the person committing the crime has previously been convicted of assault, bodily wounding or violating a protective order (HB 886). •





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Partners for Young Entrepreneurs Academy Announced

he Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun Economic Development Authority (EDA) have announced four new partners for the county’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program, which will help middle and high school students develop and launch their own business or nonprofit organization. The new 30-week program includes inclass instruction, field trips, guest speakers, a trade show and a pitch event with local investors. YEA! Loudoun begins in October and concludes in May 2017 with the aspiration that every student will have founded and

launched their own business. Joining YEA! Loudoun as partners are Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development (DED), the Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg and Loudoun Youth Inc. The Chamber and EDA are co-presenting YEA! Loudoun. Chamber president Tony Howard called the backing for the program “a powerful demonstration of the commitment by Loudoun’s business, education and nonprofit communities to help our students learn the entrepreneurial skills they need to develop and launch their very own businesses.”


“We believe that our bright and creative kids can conceive business ideas that adults cannot imagine,” said Brian Chavis, Chairman of the county’s EDA. “Enhancing entrepreneurship is a critical part of DED’s strategy to diversify Loudoun’s economy, and we are thrilled to play a part in this game-changing program,” said Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of DED. “We need young people who are not only knowledgeable, but who also display the entrepreneurial skills needed to make meaningful contributions as business leaders and community leaders,” said Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent, LCPS.

“The desired outcomes of the YEA! program fit Loudoun Youth Inc.’s mission perfectly,” said Loudoun Youth Inc. President Jared Melvin. "We're excited to host the program here at the MEC Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg,” said Eric Byrd, Manager of Small Business Development. “The YEA! Loudoun program brings these young entrepreneurs in contact with experienced business veterans who can help guide and teach them critical skills. That assistance early in their journey can make a huge difference as they become the business owners and employers of the future Loudoun County," he added.

Loudoun Parks, Recreation and Community Services has planned a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the park offices, 20145 Ashbrook Place, Suite 170, Ashburn.

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The county is already home to more than 60 data centers Story continued from page 1

Aerial view of CyrusOne's Sterling II facility.


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Up to 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic flows through these data centers each day, and the region includes the largest concentration of tech workers in the United

States, according to the DED. “Data centers are a major economic driver in Loudoun County,” said Rizer. He points to many reasons for Loudoun’s

success in recruiting them, including the availability of land that is required for their buildings, the surrounding infrastructure and the accessibility of fiber.

“We first started seeing major players coming over in the late 1990s,” Rizer said. “Loudoun is a tech hub now, bringing peoContinued on Next Page

ple from all over the world here who are experts in IT.” A data center centralizes an organization’s IT operations and equipment, and where it stores, manages and disseminates its data. Looked at simplistically, it’s a giant network server. Data centers house a network’s most critical systems and are vital to the continuity of daily operations. Consequently, the security and reliability of data centers is a top priority for their clients. While data center designs are unique, they can generally be classified as internet or enterprise. Internet-facing data centers usually support relatively few applications, are typically browser-based, and have many


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While physical security is the most obvious, there is even more digital security. “A data center holds so much of a company’s personal information,” Leach said. “That includes client addresses, social security numbers, things that could be used to steal identities, business information that could lead to hacks, and other information that could destroy a business.” RagingWire’s systems are set up with complex codes and digital barriers so even if someone made it through all the physical security, they would still have to get through the sophisticated digital protection, according to Leach. “People wouldn’t be able to access many of their favorite web sites if it wasn’t for data centers,” Leach said. “The server

we store and care for is how they’re getting to that site. Same thing with digital clouds and online storage. That info is held in data centers,” he added. Global data center powerhouse CyrusOne has had a presence in Loudoun since 2014, and recently announced a deal with the developers of Kincora to build a 40-acre center there. “Northern Virginia, in particular the area around Sterling, is the largest data center market, recently surpassing the New York/New Jersey market,” said Kevin Timmons, Chief Technology Officer of CyrusOne. “The driving force for data center growth is the amount of abundant fiber and local initiatives in Northern Virginia, which have made the area one the most

highly connected Internet locations in the U.S.” For those familiar with the operation of data centers, Timmons highlighted his company’s just-in-time model. “CyrusOne’s goal has been to improve our supply chain efficiency to the point whereby we can deliver a completed data center in the same timeframe that our customers can order and receive the computing equipment that will reside in the data center,” he said. Timmons foresees the continued need for more data center space, citing the increasing amounts of data being gener¬ated, the requirements of mobile users, connectivity needs and equipment refreshes that tend to change data center requirements. Continued on Page 12

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users. Enterprise centers service fewer users, but host more applications that vary from off-the-shelf to custom applications. Industry research company International Data Corporation (IDC) puts the average age of a data center at nine years. Gartner, another research company, says data centers older than seven years are obsolete. This helps make Loudoun County fertile ground for new centers. The Tribune visited one giant, RagingWire, to learn more about what’s going on inside the thick walls, and why Loudoun attracted them. The company operates a 150,000-square-foot facility in Ashburn. Jim Leach has enjoyed a 25-year career bringing to market technology-based products and outsourced services for business and government organizations. For the past 10 years, Leach has been at the forefront of developing innovative technology services. His professional bio includes helping introduce ultra-high availability data centers, second generation cloud computing solutions, virtual private networks and route optimization, application hosting, content delivery networks, internet registry and DNS services, and web performance monitoring and testing. He was a marketing executive for several major companies during that time, and now is vice president of marketing for RagingWire. “We have extensive physical security,” said Leach during a tour of the RagingWire facility. “We have concrete walls that could stop bombs and vehicles trying to break them down, and security that monitors guests and only allows authorized people in.” All guests require an escort, and there are cameras everywhere that watch every move. “Double security for one door, eye identification and passcode. That’s why data centers are as big and secure as they are,” Leach continued.



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“Increasingly, new or additional data center space is being placed in outsourced data center facilities,” he noted. This out-sourcing, playing out in Loudoun County, reduces up-front capital outlays for user clients. Supervisor Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn), vice chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, emphasized that data centers provide a major tax benefit to Loudoun County too. “Currently, data centers contribute approximately $80 million in revenue to Loudoun County on an annual basis,” said Buona. “To put this into perspective, this represents about 12 cents on the real property tax rate. If Loudoun had to raise the tax rate by this amount to replace these

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revenues, this would result in an additional annual tax bill of $600 for a homeowner whose home is assessed at $500,000.” Buona also noted that a large portion of these revenues come from personal property taxes, not real property taxes, because of what's inside the data centers. "Silicon Valley is known worldwide as the home of technology, and with good reason,” said Rizer. “But there is actually a larger concentration of science and technology companies in the Dulles Technology Corridor than anywhere else in the country. What the Bay area has been to computers, Loudoun County has been to the internet and cloud computing. That's why MSNBC and others have called us the 'Silicon Valley of the east.'" Mike Stankiewicz contributed to this story.

McManus Now HCA’s Capital Division President


he Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has appointed Tim McManus president of HCA’s Capital Division, with an effective date of Aug. 1. McManus takes over Rob Carrel, recently retired after nearly 25 years. In the new position, McManus will oversee 18 hospital campuses in Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Indiana. “His experience and proven ability to lead initiatives to ensure we are meeting the healthcare needs of our communities will serve him well as he continues to build on the Capital Division’s reputation for clinical quality and service excellence,” said Chuck Hall, president of HCA’s National Group. After serving as chief operating officer (COO) of hospitals in California, Alabama and Mississippi, McManus joined HCA in

2007 as chief executive officer of the company’s Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss. He was president of HCA’s Northern Virginia market for two years before becoming chief executive officer of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Medical Center (CJW), a 758-bed, two-campus health system in Richmond Virginia, in 2012. While at CJW, McManus oversaw a successful conversion to a Level 2 Trauma center, significant growth and marked improvement in quality and patient satisfaction scores as well as significant improvements in employee engagement and satisfaction scores.

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Sterling Teen Missing Since July 8, Help Needed


he Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and the family of a Sterling teenager continue to try to locate Katie Zamora-Hernandez of Sterling, 13, who has been missing since Friday, July 8. The initial request for public assistance came on July 9 after Katie failed to return to her home on East Charlotte Street, not far from the Clock Tower Shopping Center along Route 7. Zamora-Hernandez, described as

4-foot-11 with black hair and brown eyes, could be with another juvenile in the Herndon area, according to information provided by the LCSO. Kraig Troxell, public information officer with the LCSO, confirmed Monday that Katie had not been located as of Monday, July 11. The same teen was reported missing on June 14 and returned home about a week later. Anyone who has information about the missing teen is asked to call Sgt. D. Hill at 703-777-0475.

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Zamora-Hernandez, described as 4-foot-11 with black hair and brown eyes, could be with another juvenile in the Herndon area.

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{Jalloh arrested for assisting ISIL Public Safety

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has planned its quarterly meeting for residents served by the Western Loudoun Station from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 at 23 Main Street in Round Hill.

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“Sometimes you just have to take can't be thinking too much.” —Mohamed Jalloh

Jalloh’s contact with ISIL eventually introduced him to another man who turned out to be an FBI informant. After sending $500 that he believed would be used for an attack in United States and then purchasing a Stag Arms SA1 5.56 caliber rifle July 2, authorities arrested Jalloh. The gun shop had rendered the weapon inoperable be-

fore Jalloh left the shop at the request of the FBI. The day before Jalloh had attempted to purchase a Bushmaster AR-15 form the same shop but did not have the proper identification. Jalloh previously purchased a Glock 19 9mm handgun in February. According to the informant’s statement to the FBI, in April, Jalloh said, “he thinking about conducting an attack all the time and he was close to doing so at one point.” Also in April, he expressed reservations about his involvement, saying, “I really want to but I don’t want to give my word and not fulfil it.” A month later he told the informant, “Sometimes you just have to take action … you can’t be thinking too much.” On May 17, he said, “I will support with whatever you need from me, I need the reward from Allah for my sins to be forgiven.” Besides attempting to provide weap-

ons, Jalloh sent $500 to what he believed to be an ISIL account that was intercepted by the FBI and retained as evidence. The attempt to purchase weapons locally appeared to follow previous unsuccessful attempts to buy such firearms in North Carolina with the assistance of a family member. “We got nothing,” he told the informant after the trip. Then in late June, when the informant indicated the weapons would be needed soon, Jalloh responded, “you’re just now letting me know you’re planning for this year’s Ramadan,” adding, “before you had told me it’s a years [sic] plan.” At one point in his conversations with the informant, Jalloh is alleged to have identified a specific person for an attack. “Jalloh identified a person by name who had organized multiple Draw the Prophet Mohammad contests in the United

States,” the informant told the FBI, according to the complaint. Jalloh also said he wanted to die a martyr for Islam. Ashraf Wajih Nubani represented Jalloh during a July 5 appearance before a magistrate. The next hearing date in the case has not yet been determined. •

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Crime Report


he following incidents were recently reported to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.


• Items were taken from a vehicle on the 100 block of Hamilton Road in Sterling between 9:30 p.m. June 26 and 8 a.m. June 27. • A woman was assaulted and had money and her phone taken on the 23000 block of

Pacific Boulevard in Sterling at 1:50 a.m. June 26. Tabarus A. Peake, 30, was charged in the incident. • A vehicle was stolen from the 21000 Block Parc of Dulles Square in Sterling between 10 p.m. June 27 and 4 a.m. June 28. • An unknown man was reported taking photographs of children inside a store on the 45000 Block of Columbia Place in Sterling at 3:53 p.m. June 28. The suspect was described as a white male in his 50s with balding hair.

• A White male in his 80s was reported brandishing a firearm at an employee for a waste management company collecting trash in the area on the 220 Block of Environs Road in Sterling at 5:58 p.m. June 29. • A 17-year-old male was taken into custody for aggravated assault on the 21700 block of Towncenter Plaza in Sterling at 12:29 a.m. July 1. • An adult female was found dead inside her garage by a family member on the 300 block of Cardinal Glen Circle in Sterling at

11:46 a.m. July 1. • Two vehicles in the Algonkian Parkway and Carter Court area of Sterling were found with their windows smashed on July 3. The damage occurred between 4:30 p.m. and 12:23 a.m. • Multiple valuable items were stolen from a residence on the 45000 block of Saynamkhan Court in Sterling between 5:20 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. on July 3. • Between 2:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. July 6, Continued on Page 16

In Brief

Training Academy. In 2004, Davis accepted a job with the Leesburg Police Department. The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce presented Davis with a Bronze Medal of Valor award in 2015 for disarming a dangerous subject.

Nail Salon Owner Charged for Allegedly Passing Bad Checks

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uthorities have charged a 48-year-old nail salon owner with multiple counts of check fraud. Tan Nguyen, of Burke, owns two salons in the Leesburg area where the offenses are alleged to have occurred. After receiving multiple complaints, an investigation resulted in charges on two count of bad checks, two counts of bad payroll checks and one count of grand larceny. Nguyen, who is also known as “Candy,” according to the Leesburg Police Department, was released on bond pending a preliminary hearing. An investigation continues and additional charges are pending, according to the police department. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Leesburg Police Detective Drogin at 703-771-4541.


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After 35 Years of Service, Davis Turns In Badge

Sgt. Mark A. Davis, who spent 35 years serving Loudoun in law enforcement, including the past 12 with the Leesburg Police Department, retired July 1. In 1980, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LSCO) hired Davis as a corrections officer. During 23 years with the LSCO, Davis worked in every area except dispatch and was a founding member of the LCSO Dive Team. Davis trained others in law enforcement as an instructor for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice

Several Leesburg area families received “Thanksgiving in July” food baskets as part of a project by the Rotary Club of Leesburg and the Leesburg Police Department. Each basket also included a gift card for a local grocery store.

Waterford House Fire Results in $750,000 in Damages

A Waterford family was displaced after a two-alarm fire destroyed their home on the 14500 block of Creek Lane, according to the Loudoun Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management. Two adults and two children were safe following the fire Saturday night. The Loudoun Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls reporting a house on fire around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. In all, crews from a dozen fire and rescue squads

turned out to extinguish the fire. The location along a dirt road made the rescue attempt challenging. Firefighters were unable to enter the two-story home, instead dousing the flames from outside. Crews remained on the scene until 5 a.m. Minor injuries were sustained by the homeowner and one emergency responder who was taken to the hospital. The Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office estimated damages to the home at $750,000 and continues to investigate the cause.

Unattended Cooking Causes Leesburg House Fire

A July 5 fire at a home in Leesburg resulted from unattended food cooking on a stove, according to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire and rescue crews raced to the scene after receiving calls around noon about a house on fire. Crews arriving on the seen reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the side and rear of the home. All residents were safe and accounted for, and no fire-rescue personnel were injured. The home was a total loss. The Fire Marshal’s Office estimates damages at $250,000.

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a car was reported with a window smashed in and valuables stolen from the inside on Mirror Ridge Court. • A children’s bicycle was reported stolen on the 42000 block of Harlow Meadows Terrace in Sterling between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 6. • Several items were taken from a vehicle on the 46000 block of Clarion Terrace in Sterling between 12:30 a.m. and 1:04 a.m. July 8. • Sometime between July 6 and July 7, a firearm was stolen from a residence on the 1100 block of North Argonne Avenue in Sterling. • A driver lost control of a vehicle, crashed into an occupied house and fled the scene on the 200 block of North Aspen Avenue in Sterling on July 9. • A vehicle’s window was smashed in on the 1000 block of Margate Court in Sterling between 10 a.m. and 4:24 p.m. July 9. • Jacob T. Byrd, 27, was arrested after resisting arrest on Simeon Lane in Sterling at 9:24 p.m. July 9.

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Road between midnight and 6:30 a.m. July 8.


• Multiple items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 19000 block of Lancer Circle in Purcellville between 2:10 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. June 28. • Robert E. Hobbs, 52, was arrested and charged with DUI after an accident on Jefferson Pike and Harpers Ferry Road in Purcellville at 7:43 p.m. July 2. • A female subject was rescued from a river near Jefferson Pike and Harpers Ferry Road in Purcellville at 6:23 p.m. July 2. • Alexander Garcia, 23, was arrested after resisting arrest and assaulting an officer on the 37000 block of Jefferson Pike in Purcellville at 8:47 p.m. July 9.


• A vehicle reported stolen June 26 was found on the 41000 block of Truly Circle in Aldie, at 10:43 p.m. June 27. • A fraudulent charge was discovered on a credit card on the 39200 block of John Mosby Highway in Aldie at 11:40 p.m. June 30.


• A victim was persuaded to hand over gift cards on the 43000 block of Lighthouse Place in Chantilly at 11:13 p.m. June 29 by someone claiming to be with the immigration office. • Luis Estuardo Marroquin Gonzalez, 26, was arrested after allegedly assaulting an employee at a business on the 43000 block of John Mosby Highway in Chantilly at 7:20 p.m. July 2.


• Keajan D. Stone, 32, was arrested on the 19000 block of Coppermine Square in Leesburg at 3:39 p.m. June 29 and handed over to the FBI for an outstanding warrant.

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• A vehicle was found on the 25000 block of Graywacke Drive in Stone Ridge with all four tires and rims removed between 11 p.m. June 29 and 5:55 a.m. June 30.


• A rollover accident occurred on Loyalty Road and Stumptown Road in Waterford at 7:10 p.m. July 1. The driver was airlifted to a local hospital where the individual was charged and released on a summons for DUI and refusal to submit to a breath test. • A house fire occurred on the 14000 block of Clover Hill Lane in Waterford July 9.


• Multiple items were stolen from a residence after an armed robbery on the 19000 block of Bent Tree Terrace in Lansdowne at 9:05 p.m. June 26. • A business was burglarized on the 19000 block of Deerfield Avenue in Lansdowne on July 10. • Several areas of the park were reportedly spray-painted on the 44000 block of Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne on July 10.

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he confidence of Karlie Harman, a sophomore at John Champe High School in Aldie, would make any parent proud. Doubt seems a notion that rarely furrows her young brow, yet she also understands the pitfalls of being cocky. Karlie at just 16 has had a whirlwind of experiences already – athlete, celebrity,

fundraiser for veterans – yet she remains grounded. Much has been written about Karlie’s prowess on the football gridiron, where she played quarterback, safety and kicker for her Dulles South Youth Sports team. But getting on the field first required persuading her father. “I’ve always wanted to play foot-

ball, but my dad wasn’t really into it,” she explained. As her mother, Karen Harman puts it, “Karlie was born with sneakers on her feet. She’s always been the crazy, athletic girl.” So after winning a punt, pass and kick competition, Karlie’s dad gave her permission to play for a year.

“That year went really well,” Karlie said, explaining that her team made it to the championship. That led to permission for another year, and eventually to the opportunity to play during an event at Redskins Park that featured VETSports, a nonprofit that helps veterans stay on their favorite sports fields or courts. Continued on Next Page

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After meeting U.S. Army veteran Brian Taylor Urruela at Redskins Park and watching veterans return to the sports they love despite their injuries, Karlie Harman became a VETSports fundraiser. Photo courtesy of the Harman Family.

Watching the athletes play despite their injuries sounded a note in Karlie’s heart. “Just seeing what they’re going through, and to see them enjoy playing sports on the field was inspirational,” Karlie said. It was enough to prompt Karlie to become a fundraiser for VETSports. Being a jewelry lover, she decided to launch a website to sell inspirational jewelry with half of all profits going to VETSports. In addition, she collects donations for the group, 100 percent of which support their cause. Next, Karlie’s mother told her about the NFL’s Together We Make Football program aimed at finding great stories about young athletes. Karlie entered, a video was made about her story and then she moved on to basketball, playing for her high school varsity team. Then someone called and asked her to be at Redskins Park in Ashburn for a special event. She was excited to get to watch the team, which included Robert Griffin III at the time, practice. “When I saw them playing on the field, I tried to take a picture of him, not realizing he would give me the football,” she said during a recent interview. RGIII gave her a team ball and informed her she was a finalist in the Together We Make Football competition. “That was awesome,” she said, touting what few other teenagers can about RGIII. “Now, we’re friends.” In the end, Karlie, came in second in the contest, but her story won the attention of Proctor & Gamble. The company asked her to be their ambassador at the Super Bowl in Phoenix where she met members

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The History of GAM


s an “inside-outsider,” an individual whose perspective comes from both working for, and utilizing the services of the best gam printer in Virginia, I am honored to share the history of GAM. Today, most businesses utilizing GAM Graphics and Marketing are familiar with the vast array of services offered by this print giant. Many of us have even come to engage GAM at the onset of any new business assignment. If asked why we do this, we all have the same answer, “No matter the size of our mission, partnering with the GAM Team will always work in our favor.” From creation to completion, we all know that the experience and expertise GAM brings to our projects, is, quite simply, invaluable. What many may not realize, however, is that GAM was not always the print giant we have come to rely on today. Of course, it goes without saying that quality and service have always been the pinnacle of the business – that has never changed. Still, the last 40 years have seen the business morph, transforming time and time again – each time with the

thought of improving for the benefit of the customer.

Where better to start than at the beginning… The idea to start a print shop goes all the way back to the mid1970’s and was actually part of a much bigger mission, a mission to teach marketable job skills to the students of Grace Christian Academy, Charles Grant, Founder. Charlie always believed in the power of the printed page and believed that his students would be better served if, when they graduated from the Academy, they had an employable skill. Blessed with an employee who had the ability and willingness to teach students how to run a print press, Charlie set out to find equipment at low or no cost to get the ball

rolling. Eventually, a printing press was gifted, followed by an off-set press and although not new, the gifts were the exact devices needed to start teaching the students. In the beginning the printing that was done by the students, including some of Charlie’s own children, primarily served churches and mission groups. Soon though, commercial order requests started to roll in and in 1976, incorporating became a necessity. At that time Mr. Grant was tasked with choosing a suitable location and a name for the business. The location was found pretty quickly, 1100 West Church Road, Sterling VA, but the name was not quite as easy to come by. It needed to be a name that would adequately fit both

Grace Christian Bookstore and the newly founded print shop. The name Grace Abounding Ministries came to Charlie’s mind, a derivative of the title from one of his favorite reads, “Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners,” the autobiography of John Bunyan. While Charlie really liked the name, he soon came to realize that it wasn’t exactly a “catchy” name, nor was it one that would attract attention on a storefront or indicate to passersby what was happening inside the building. With this realization, he shortened the name and the print shop came to be known as, G.A.M. Printers. Within five years, GAM was producing print products that ranged from business cards to full-bound books and even doing bulk mailings. GAM relocated again, this time to 1102 West Church Road, Sterling VA, which afforded them a chance to expand. It was at this point that some of the largest businesses in the area started to take notice of GAM’s quality and craftsmanship, boosting the print side of the business to a new level. In 1985 Nathaniel Grant, Charlie’s second youngest child, took the helm

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of the business. Soon after, Nathaniel’s vision for excellence would move him to complement GAM’s design and marketing prowess with some extremely talented people. This talent would help take GAM to an entirely new level of expertise, distinguishing it from all other local print houses. It was around this same time that businesses began to rely on GAM for cost efficient, well designed, quality products that were delivered quickly, and the marketing expertise they needed to help their businesses reach new heights – the full package, trademark GAM service. Under Nathaniel’s watchful eye, the next ten years saw steady

growth in both clients and revenue and in 1996, Nathaniel and his sister Faith purchased the business from their parents, Charlie and Ginny. With a newfound business acumen, the next two years would see the closing of the less lucrative, Grace Christian Bookstore (1997) and GAM Publications (1998) and, due to a boost in the knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of the company, even more growth in the print side of the house. With growth comes the need for more space! In 2003, GAM Printers relocated to its present location on Nokes Boulevard in Sterling, and by 2005 had doubled its manufacturing and warehouse space at that location. Its creative team rebranded the company to “GAM, We’re Good,” the happy sunflower in shades logo design. That highly recognizable logo would remain in place for nearly five years while everything else surrounding the business would continue to “supersize.” By 2008, in an effort to stay current in the marketplace, GAM started to move toward digital press printing.

Note: Many of the facts in this article are courtesy of the publication, “From Helltown to Heaven… and all the stops in between,” an Autobiography of Charles Grant with Dale Van Atta, a truly great read.

Between the years 2009 and 2010, the divisions for both creative and marketing services were amplified once again, and digital printing became the norm. Equipped with these extraordinary service offerings another rebranding effort seemed to be the next, best step. With a reputation more than 30 years strong, however, losing the GAM name was never an option. Instead, GAM chose only to progress the meaning of its name to more accurately describe its services and focus – GAM Printers became GAM, Graphics and Marketing. Just three short years later, in 2013, the conversion to all digital presses was complete. This high level technology, combined with highly creative designs, afforded

GAM the ability to provide its customers printed materials that can only be described as ‘artistic quality’. And here we are, July 2016, and GAM is still going strong, serving the community, and providing the highest quality print products and marketing expertise. This month, as GAM celebrates its 40th Anniversary, I’d like to say that it continues to be my greatest pleasure to know and work with, Charles and Ginny Grant, founders and Nathaniel and Faith Grant, current owner/managers. To the entire GAM, Graphics and Marketing team, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! May you all be blessed with health and happiness, and continued business success and longevity! - Jenn Womack


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Class of 2016 Students Awarded Nearly $60 Million in Scholarships


embers of Loudoun County Public Schools’ (LCPS) Class of 2016 have been awarded nearly $60 million in scholarships, almost 35 percent higher than the Class of 2015, which received a little less than $39 million in scholarships. The 4,981-student Class of 2016 is about 6.4 percent larger than the Class of 2015. Despite males outnumbering females in the Class of 2016 (2,558 to 2,423), female graduates won a higher percentage of the scholarships (57.87 percent) compared with their male counterparts (42.13

percent). Class of 2016 stats, provided by LCPS: • 51.36 percent of the class (2,558 students) was male and 48.64 percent of the class (2423) was female. • By ethnic group 59.2 percent were white; 14.07 percent Asian; 13.89 percent Hispanic. 8.43 percent African American; 4 percent multi-racial; 0.24 percent American Indian; and 0.16 percent Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander. • 62.22 percent (3,099) plan to attend a four-year college; 23.75 percent (1,183)

will attend two-year colleges; 6.90 percent (344) will take advantage of other continuing education opportunities; 1.83 percent (91) will enter the military; 2.33 percent (116) will enter the job market; while 2.97 (148) did not list future plans. • Of the scholarships and grants, $33,626,101 (56.54 percent) were college-awarded grants; Military/Navy ROTC scholarships accounted for $9,980,849 (16.78 percent); $9,141,163 (15.37 percent) were scholarships for athletics or special talents; and $1,992,852 in Pell Grants were awarded, making


up percent 3.35 of the scholarship and grant total. Other funding came from the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program ($1,758,785, 2.96 percent); national or state awards ($1,198,788, 2.01 percent); community and civic service/church awards ($886,411, 1.49 percent); business/industry scholarships ($385,461, 0.65 percent); scholarships honoring a person ($271,472, 0.46 percent); and local high school grants ($234,655, 0.39 percent). • 904 female graduates received 57.87 percent of the scholarships while 658 males received 42.13 percent.

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Cardinal Ridge Students’ Artwork Displayed on NASA’s Dream Rocket Forty fourth-grade students from Cardinal Ridge Elementary School are anxiously awaiting for their artwork to be affixed to the skeleton of NASA’s Dream Rocket.

So often, students today view art as an isolated experience separate from their other studies.”

—Lane Bolyard, Art teacher

fer came to us with this idea I saw that it fit perfectly with their curriculum.” The project combined NASA’s dream of putting humans on Mars with lessons about the American Revolution, “and in the process, helped my students to understand that you can find art in everything you study,” Bolyard said. The artwork remains on exhibit through Aug. 31 at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Port Tobacco, Maryland. The Cardinal Ridge students whose art will appear on the dream rocket include: Alekya Dharmavaram, Mason Taylor, Zoey Murray, Eva Jovel, Catherine Nguyen, Arya Paranganat, Christina Zheng, Hussain Attai, Kierstin Han, Riya Pasupulati, Yolany Segovia, Ella Pisano, Pawanart Songsiriarcha, Emma Welsh, Thy Ngo, Rashad Safir, Emma Quach, Melanie Nguyen, Jenna Byrd, Sebastian Pulise,

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he artwork of students from Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in South Riding will join the works of 8,000 other students displayed on NASA’s Dream Rocket, a 385-foot Space Launch System (SLS) rocket replica that promotes NASA’s dream of someday taking humans to Mars, and even beyond. Art teachers Abby Luckenbaugh and Lane Bolyard took advantage of the opportunity to advocate for the arts when they were approached by Jennifer Marsh of the Dream Rocket Project. Marsh had given the teachers a topic: “Stories of the American Revolution: Traitors or Patriots.” “The Dream Rocket Project combines science and art,” said Luckenbaugh said. “And as teachers, showing students the potential art has to connect all facets of life is an amazing experience.” The Cardinal Ridge students focused on the American Revolution, with each student researching a specific individual or an event, illustrating their chosen topic, and attaching a statement explaining their work. Four students fit their works on a 2-foot by 2-foot quilt; 10 quilts from Cardinal Ridge will be wrapped around the rocket. “So often, students today view art as an isolated experience separate from their other studies,” Bolyard said. “When Jenni-

A sample of the submission from Cardinal Ridge students, including artwork by (clockwise from top left) Justin Walker, Hajna Czita, Seth Alexander and Madison Johnson

Nandakishore Sreejith, Emmie Duong, Anna Petty, Leena Fuleihan, Yahsvi Gupta, Sophia Curtin, Kyla Callaham, Zayaan Saleem, Ava Nassiri, Keyra Ogura, Isabella

Johnson, Madison Johnson, Seth Alexander, Gretchen Gilligan, Hajna Czita, Justin Walker, Henry Clark, Ananya Enganti, Manya Mahesh and Aashna Patel.

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A Teacher’s Reflection on the School Year and Critical Thinking


t is Wednesday and I’m in a classroom, which is where I spend most of my time. I’m a high school teacher. However, it’s summertime, and today I am a student. On Monday morning, instead of heading out to garden or read by the pool, I put off R&R and began a three-day Project Based Learning Workshop in which I’m enrolled (yes, voluntarily). I’m excited that the workshop is wrapping up, but not as excited as I am for school to start again in seven weeks (yes, honestly), although that’s not much time to finish and finetune the quarter-long election project I‘ve been designing in this workshop. Replaying my three days as a student, I recognize that the work our class did was engaging, challenging, and exciting, mainly because I got to do a lot of critical thinking. In this case critical thinking was my means to an end, rather than the course’s end goal, but I’m struck by how much more value – and enjoyment – my semi-automatic critical thinking enabled me to get from my three days in the classroom. Teachers are used to hearing students complain when an assignment or activity is “hard.” When I hear this, it’s often because I’ve asked my class to evaluate or conceptualize new information within a real-world context or a hypothetical situation. And I do that a lot, as a devout believer that “Teaching” includes equipping students to ask questions, create examples, draw conclusions, and solve new problems … constantly. Analysis is essential to a rich understanding of any discipline, and is an integral component of critical thinking. Therefore, I’ve found that it makes sense to treat “critical thinking” as a verb, because it requires doing, not just passive listening, no matter how attentive. My students “do” a lot in my classes, and my expectations in this regard are particularly high because two decades of teaching have shown me that critical thinking skills play a key role in student success – across a wide variety of pursuits and situations. Whether students are completing homework, playing sports, reading for pleasure, playing video games, interviewing for a job, driving or socializing, they benefit from strong, ingrained critical thinking skills that enable them to analyze, understand, and assimilate new information. Teaching these skills

can be a challenge because many students don’t intrinsically want to “do” school. However, I’ve seen countless students come to appreciate the demands and benefits of critical thinking when teachers effectively differentiate classroom activities. Some of my favorite classroom activities involve “forcing” students to ask questions. For some learners, asking questions is hard, but if it is modeled in a structured environment, it become less risky and more satisfying for each individual. I expect my students to learn to read an article or lecture critically by just jotting down “Two C’s” – something cool or interesting about what they’re reading and something confusing (i.e., a question). I use another assessment technique known as “3-2-1” where I ask students to reflect on a homework assignment or a documentary we’ve watched by outlining three essential ideas, two important vocabulary terms and one question (for clarification or curiosity). I follow-up both of these activities with group discussions, where I can address questions or complex material on the spot and students can continue to build their understanding by helping to develop the answers to their peers’ questions. These kinds of “active learning” activities encourage students to interact with the material in a personal and meaningful way, and the repeated experience of “doing something” with their brains – even within the context of these simple but flexible and widely applicable exercises--should enhance their ability to think critically outside the classroom. I look forward to school this fall because I’ll have a new project-based opportunity to make both curriculum and the classroom experience more applicable to the world my students will experience after high school, in which they’ll surely benefit from the ability to critically assess challenges and opportunities and make well-reasoned choices, regardless of what unique post-high school path they may take. “Life skills” are frequently analysis and problem-solving skills. I, and many of my colleagues, enroll in classes each summer because we once had a teacher who taught us that it’s essential to maintain curiosity and learning as a daily habit, a never-ending, ever-exciting endeavor. Summer is certainly a time for rejuvenation, and sometimes that means reinventing what we do best. Kira Hoilman is a social sciences teacher at Potomac Falls High School.

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CLYFL’s Fourth Float Picked Best in Show


embers of the Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak selected Central Loudoun Youth Football League’s float for 2016‘s “best in show” prize – the 9th annual Patriot Cup. Each year the competition for the Patriot Cup brings a range of entries from groups all over the county showing off their creativity and patriotic pride for the huge crowds that gather for the parade in downtown Leesburg. The cup will remain on display at the Leesburg Town Hall with the Central

Loudoun Youth Football League’s name engraved on it. Residents can see it throughout the year. Mayor David Butler presented the trophy to the league. Last year, the Loudoun County Fair, Loudoun County 4-H Clubs and the Virginia Extension Cooperative combined for the float that won best in show. The nonprofit Central Loudoun Youth Football League (CLYFL) has been providing youth sports in the Leesburg and Central Loudoun areas for more than four decades. For more information about the league, visit


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ince 1994, area farmers have been bringing their homegrown goods to Leesburg to provide healthy local food options, a practice that has endured and expanded across the county. Today, four farmers’ markets, including

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Leesburg’s year-round location, serve the county. The Leesburg market has become so popular that its now open twice a week and during the winter. Summer markets also are open weekly in Brambleton, Cascades and

at One Loudoun. On weekends, these agricultural smorgasbords plop down in suburbia under the Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Cooperative (LVHMC) banner, which requires members to produce their goods within 125

miles of Loudoun County. As “producer only” markets, the vendors must grow or produce anything sold at one of the markets. The markets, in turn, provide a venue for them to sell their goods. Patrons can find a range of fresh, afContinued on Next Page

Adams from page 3

When the Loudoun Planning Commission recommended approval in June, two commissioners were absent, two abstained from the vote and one voted against it. The four votes in support were enough to carry the recommendation forward. In addition, the county staff indicated it would support the special exceptions if modifications are added. That said, a county staff report also raised the parking concern. “However, staff continues to have reservations about the limited availability of parking space on-site during peak hours for the propose special exception uses, which in this case occur on Fridays, if other tenants of the Beaumeade Corporate Park are operating at maximum occupancy at the same time,” the report reads. Parking and pedestrian connectivity remain among the concerns of staff members because there are no designated spaces for a particular tenant. Despite that concern, John Merrithew, the assistant director of planning and zoning for the Loudoun, recently told supervisors, “We don’t believe they have a parking situation on the site.” Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) raised questions about the staff’s position on the issue. “I feel like the staff report on the parking situation is kind of muddled,” Letourneau said, but Supervisor Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) said he’s seen the problem himself. “I’ve made visits there on Fridays,” Buona said. “I don’t share the view that there’s not a problem. I’ve seen loading docks blocked.” Letourneau responded that people were unhappy with the situation as it exists,

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fordable fruit, vegetables, meat, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods and other items. The markets operate from May to October during the summer, with the Leesburg winter market open from November through April. In addition, the Cascades market stays


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so denying the application would leave the status quo intact. In total, a trio of special exception applications call for a new worship center for up to 250 people, an accessory daycare for up to 96 students and private religious school for up to 180 students. In addition, ADAMS seeks a reduction in the number of spaces the condo must provide. Plans call for a 4,000-square-foot worship hall, 2,439-square-feet of classrooms, a 1,350-square-foot daycare classroom, 1,100 square feet of circulation/ancillary space and 400 square feet of support office space. To address parking concerns, ADAMS has posted signs in an attempt to restrict their members from using neighboring spaces. The center also maintains a presence in the parking lot to direct traffic. Donald said at least one person attempting to go to a business was mistaken for an ADAMS member and told not to park in certain spaces. Jaka acknowledges such an incident occurred on at least one occasion that he’s aware of when a member of ADAMS who owns a business in the same row of condos attempted to park at his business. For ADAMS, the notion of finding another location comes with uncertainty because similar concerns with be raised anywhere. “Our service, because it’s in the middle of the day, it will have an impact anywhere,” he said. The county’s public hearing on the item was Wednesday, July 13, after the Tribune’s print deadline. Supervisors likely will forward the item to a future meeting for a vote, or to a committee for additional review. Supervisors also could suspend the rules and approve the application, but that typically is reserved for applications with no opposition. •

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Darcy Dawn & Company, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Lost Rhino Brewing Co., 21730 Red Rum Dr., Suite 142, Ashburn Andrew Leahey & the Homesteads, 7:30 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg


Live Band Karaoke with The Harikaraoke Band, 8 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg

Acoustic Wednesday: Britton James, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg Under the Covers, 7 p.m. Brambleton Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, Brambleton Town Center, Ashburn


Jack Grace Band, 7:30 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg

Upchurch the Redneck w/Charlie Farley, 8:30 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 West Market St., Leesburg

Ralph Curtis & Nashville Imposters, 7:30 p.m. Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Ln., Purcellville


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Brunch with Joe Firstman, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg King Teddy, 7 p.m. Sunday Concerts at the Courthouse, 18 East Market St., Leesburg (in bad weather, at Leesburg United Methodist Church)


Acoustic Wednesday: David Andrew Smith, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg


Virginia Tech night featuring Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. National Sporting Library and Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg The Coal Men, 8:30 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg Mama’s Black Sheep, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Lost Rhino Brewing Company, 21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite 142, Ashburn, VA 20147

Pan Masters, 7 p.m. Sunday Concerts at the Courthouse Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 East Market St., Leesburg (in bad weather, at Leesburg United Methodist Church)


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Acoustic Wednesday: Tony M. , 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn


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BandCamp, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Lost Rhino Retreat, 22885 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn


Yarn, 7:30 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg

Ralph Curtis & Nashville Imposters, 7:30 p.m. Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Ln., Purcellville

Ten: The Ultimate Tribute to Pearl Jam, 8:30 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 West Market St., Leesburg

Sister Hazel, 9:30 p.m. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 West Market St., Leesburg

Square Dance in the Park, 7:30 p.m. Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Ln., Purcellville

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Bacon Grease Band, 7:30 p.m. Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg


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Staying Cool in Loudoun County By Dr. David Goodfriend



Dr. Goodfriend is director of the Loudoun County Health Dept.


ummer is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors, be active and enjoy the beauty of Loudoun County and the world around us. As schools let out and summer approaches, it is important for us to remember to stay healthy and safe under the sun and in the water. Heat injuries can range from fatigue and cramping to heat stroke, which is a life threatening increase in body tempera-


ture. Sun burns can be painful and can also increase the chance of developing skin cancer. Infants, seniors and those with medical conditions are particularly at risk for problems from the sun and heat. The following steps will help ensure that all of us can continue to fully enjoy all that Loudoun County offers this summer in both a safe and healthy manner: • Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose fitting clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the

sun's energy. • Take advantage of the shade. A wide-brimmed hat, umbrella or tree is great for a break from the sun’s heat. • Drink water and juice. Carry water or juice with you wherever you go and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty; on a hot day, by the time you feel thirsty it may be too late to catch up on your fluids. Stay away from alcohol and caffeine during the day since they can actually cause you to lose more body fluid. • Try to schedule your outdoor activi-

Inova Loudoun Hospital will have a first aid and cooling station at the Village at Leesburg’s Summer Block Party from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

Ask Dr. Mike:

Instilling Teen Work Ethic; Putting Princess in Place Motivating Teens to Look for Jobs

A Dr. Mike,

t our insistence, our 17-year-old son is going to get a summer job. Well that's what he agreed to, but we are two weeks into the summer and guess what: he doesn't have a job yet. He's applied to two places online (so he says) but no phone calls, no interviews and no job yet! Any advice on how to motivate a mopey teen that just wants to play video games and hang out all summer. Concerned Parent Dear Concerned Parent: While you "agreed" for your son to get a job this summer, finding a job doesn't seem to be a priority for him. I recommend that you sit down with him for a talk on the topic. First, be proactive and positive in your message. Sharing with him that a job will put money in his pocket, will give him a sense of purpose and accomplishment, and will increase his social skills and independence, is a lot better than negatively telling him to get out of the house and get to work. Second, your son needs to find a job because the job isn't going to find him, so I think you need to manage things more as parents. Yes, he can keep applying to larger companies online and wait, and wait

and wait. Or, he can go on foot to fill out applications. The local news publication posted 20 part-time jobs in Ashburn alone recently, and there are many Help Wanted signs hanging up in storefronts and restaurants throughout Loudoun County. Why don't you make getting a job a positive parent-child moment where you drive around together to hunt out Help Wanted signs in nearby shopping centers; you could go fill out a bunch of applications and have lunch together. And keep in mind, the more applications your son fills out, the sooner he will be hired. Wishing you both a fun a productive Summer!

Breaking Princess' Costume Habit

O Dr. Mike,

ur 4-year-old daughter can't get enough of her princess costumes and fancy dresses, and she wants to wear them everywhere. From summer camp to birthday parties and to bed, she wants to be Belle or Anna or Elsa or Snow White or Rapunzel or Sophia the First, etc. It's not a big deal most of the time, but sometimes it's not appropriate, like when she ruined one of her favorite costumes on the playground last week. Every time my husband or I try to redirect her or explain why she can't wear her costumes or dress up at

certain times, she has humungous temper tantrums. Everything is princess and all of the time! Any thoughts on how to turn a princess back into a normal little girl? Concerned Parent Dear Concerned Parent, Actually, at 4 years of age, your daughter’s desire to be a princess is very normal, but I understand your frustration. Setting limits with children isn’t always an easy thing to do, especially when a child is very passionate about something and "no" is hard to accept. Perhaps you could start by agreeing with your daughter on the types of places where it's okay for her to celebrate her princess self and places where it's not okay. For the places where it's not okay, I recommend coming up with an action plan. For instance, your daughter and you could agree to have a costume or two on hand, and she could dress up either before or after a "not okay" event or activity. Planning ahead of time and getting your daughter involved and excited should help (e.g., you could help her pick out her costume and fold it nicely to keep in the trunk of the car if you are going somewhere). You could also come up with princess alternatives with your daughter where she could take her Barbie or a doll or a princess storybook in tow. She could

also watch a downloaded princess movie or movie clips on an iPad or phone when it isn't possible for her to dress up. As frustrating as your princess conflicts can be at times with your daughter, take comfort in knowing that this is a phase that will pass. And remember to enjoy this precious time with your daughter because these sorts of moments go by fast. Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., is a clinical

psychologist and the founder and director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, a private mental-health practice located in Northern Virginia.

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In Brief and the adequacy of facility equipment before and reporting their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation. StoneSprings Hospital Center, owned by Hospital Corporation of American, is a 234,000-square-foot, 124-bed facility providing medical and surgical services to Loudoun County. For more information about StoneSprings Hospital Center, visit

StoneSprings Hospital Gets ACR Recognition


he American College of Radiology has accredited StoneSprings Hospital Center in Computed Tomography (CT) following a recent survey, providing the hospital’s second ACR accreditation. “The ACR golden seal of recognition is synonymous with exceptional performance and dedication by our entire team of board-certified radiologists, qualified technical staff, and management,” says Scott Cassar M.D., department chair of radiology at StoneSprings Hospital Center. Based in Reston, Va., the ACR awards accreditation after peer-reviewed evaluations. Board-certified physicians and medical physicists assess the qualifications of personnel

Staying Cool from page 28

ties during the morning and late afternoon and stay indoors when possible during the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest. • Take regular breaks when engaged in physical activity on warm days. If you recognize that you, or someone else, is show-

Inova Children’s ER Receives Lantern Award


he Emergency Nurses Association has awarded Children Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital the Lantern Award for success in leadership, practice, education, advocacy

ing the signals of a heat-related illness, stop your activity and find a cool place where you can relax and replace your fluids. • Never leave a child or pet in a closed, parked car, no matter how short a period of time. Cars heat up very rapidly and can quickly cause brain damage or death. • Reapply sunscreen throughout the day to prevent sunburns. • Reapply insect repellant throughout

and research. Anyone can apply for a Lantern Award, but only 11 ERs nationwide received the award this year. “They are devoted to making a difference to each patient and family member they serve,” said April Brown, Director, Inova Loudoun Hospital Emergency Departments, referring to her staff. Successful Lantern Award applications must demonstrate a diverse set of initiatives with quantifiable outcomes and innovative, sustained improvements. Evaluations are performed through a blind review process. Inova Children’s ER opened in 2006 and treats about 20,000 patients each year. The Lantern Award will be presented during an Emergency Nurses Association ceremony in September in Los Angeles. The award was named to honor Florence Nightingale, known as the “Lady of the Lamp,” who advanced the nursing practice from an untrained job to a skill profession.

the day. At best, mosquito bites are annoying but they can also carry West Nile and other viruses. So please take these simple steps, enjoy your summer, and contact the Health Department at or our website at if you have any questions or concerns for which we can be of assistance. •

Tips for heat cramps, exhaustion and stroke HEAT CRAMPS Symptoms • Painful cramps, especially in the legs • Flushed, moist skin First Aid & Treatment • Move to a cool place and rest. Do not continue to participate in the activity. • Remove excess clothing and place cool cloths on skin; fan skin. • Give cool sports drinks containing salt and sugar. • Stretch cramped muscles slowly and gently. HEAT EXHAUSTION Symptoms • Muscle cramps • Pale, moist skin • Usually has a fever over 100.4° F (or 34° C) • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Headache • Fatigue • Weakness • Anxiety, and faint feeling First Aid & Treatment • Move to a cool place and rest. • Remove excess clothing and place cool cloths on skin; fan skin. • Give cool sports drinks containing salt and sugar. • If no improvement or unable to take fluids, take your child to

an emergency department immediately. IV (intravenous) fluids may be needed. HEAT STROKE Symptoms • Warm, dry skin • high fever, usually over 104° F (or 40° C) • Rapid heart rate • Loss of appetite • Nausea • Vomiting • Headache • Fatigue • Confusion • Agitation • Lethargy • Stupor • Seizures, coma, and death are possible First Aid & Treatment • Move to a cool place and rest. • Call 911 or your local emergency medical service. Heat stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency and needs to be treated by a doctor. • Remove excess clothing and drench skin with cool water; fan skin. • Place ice bags on the armpits and groin areas. • Offer cool fluids if alert and able to drink. This information was provided by Inova Loudoun Hospital.



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Understanding Hydrangea Varieties Key to Plant Care By Julie Fourier


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n recent years the use of hydrangeas has become a more and more common sight in gardens across the country. Lending height, movement, and long season color to the landscape, while evoking nostalgic childhood memories, the hydrangeas of today come in varieties of which our grandmothers never even dreamed. Some newer hydrangeas grow in colder climates, some are so small they will fit into the perennial

border, and others have amazingly large blooms and deep colors. Although, many people are unsure about when to cut back hydrangeas, their confusion is understandable. The best time and method to prune depends on a few factors. Some hydrangeas might never need to be pruned. Even though the blooms fade, the plant can continue to thrive and grow without any cutting. However, if you don’t like the look of the fading flowers or if the shrub has grown too tall, you might want to cut them back a bit. Pruning hy-

drangeas can also improve their vigor and increase the size of the flowers. You need to be careful, though, because pruning, if done at the wrong time, can also cause a lack of blooms. Not all hydrangeas should be pruned at the same time. Those that bloom on old growth should only be pruned after flowering. Others bloom on new growth and should be pruned before they wake up in spring or as they are going dormant in fall. Knowing the species of your hydrangea will help determine the best tie to

prune. You must conclude if your hydrangeas bloom on old wood (produce new spring blooms on last year’s buds) or new wood (produce new growth each spring and then bloom from that new growth in summer). Hydrangeas that bloom on old wood must be cut only after their blooming peak. Since old wood bloomers start producing buds soon after blooming in late summer and early fall, it's essential to prune them as the blooms begin to fade Continued on Page 32

After Boom Spring, Optimism for Summer Sales By Karen Wenner Cooper


ow’s the market?” It’s one of the questions I’m asked most often. The health of the real estate market drives our local economy. When the market is good, buyers are buying homes either for the first time, or “moving up” and selling their previous property. Those processes keep local businesses and business owners working. Homeowner’s spend money locally on home updates and improvements, home services like house cleaning, window

cleaning and lawn care. A healthy rental market helps to ensure a strong supply for those not yet ready to buy, or who are living in our area short term for employment for schooling. The good news is that our local market is strong! We’ve recovered from the market correction in 2006-9-ish. While prices in most areas have not – and likely will not – return to the height of the 2005 market, values are strong and steady, with incremental growth. Lower interest rates and higher consumer confidence helps to support that. When you compare the

numbers locally for Loudoun County, inventory is down in 2016, but demand is still strong. Overall days on market for a listing in Loudoun is nearly three weeks less than the same time period last year, with more overall units sold and more pending sales this year. The spring real estate market – which really begins in our area in late January and ends around mid-May – remained steady this year despite the blizzard. Our summer real estate market is known for ups and downs, and while things are relatively quiet for new listings coming on the market, buyers

are still out looking and new, well-priced listings are being scooped up with relative ease in many areas, and even listings that have been sitting for a while are beginning to see traffic and move when prices area adjusted. As more listings enter the marketplace through late summer and early fall, we should enjoy a healthy market going into the third and fourth quarters. Karen Wenner Cooper is a lifelong resident of Loudoun County and licensed Virginia Realtor. She is affiliated with the Platinum Group Real Estate team at Pearson Smith Realty.

Karen Wenner Cooper

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Hydrangeas from page 30

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in mid-summer. This way you can trim the shrub before it begins to produce the buds that will turn into next year's flowers. Remove old blooms, and cut dead or dying canes at their base. Promote fresh growth by taking out some of the older canes on plants that are a few years old. To reduce the shrub’s overall size, trim back the branches by a third to the nearest joint. This isn’t necessary for the health of the plant, but rather if you want it to take up less space. New wood blooming varieties tend to bloom later than old wood bloomers. Varieties that produce new wood need the additional time to create buds so the best time of year to prune new wood varieties is in the late winter just before new growth

begins. Pruning at this time of year will help the shrub to produce bigger more vibrant flowers. Allowing better air flow and encouraging the plant to grow stronger will be achieved when pruning our dead canes and tanged branches. Never prune this variety right before that are starting to bloom in the spring and early summer. On both types of bloomers, some old growth should be left to help support the plant. Hydrangea flowers tend to be on the heavy side, so don't go overboard pruning old canes. Leave a good network of canes intact so that the branches don't flop over under the weight of the flowers. Knowing the variety of hydrangeas is essential to properly maintaining and promoting growth of the plantings. • Julie Fournier works at Epling Landscaping and Lawn Services Inc. in Bluemont.

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Loudoun'sBest Friends

Summer has arrived and it is HOT! Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and happy JENNI BOHAN, CATOCTIN VETERINARY CLINIC


ever leave your dog in an unattended car. Even if you crack a window, the temperature of a car can reach dangerous, even fatal, levels extremely quickly. On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach between 100 and 120 degrees in about 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Try to only walk your dog early in the morning or later in the evening. Hot pavement can cause sensitive paw pads to get burned, leaving them raw and painful. Extended walks during the heat of the day

can lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion. If you notice your pet excessively panting, salivating, having diarrhea or vomiting, or having seizures after being in the heat you should take them to your veterinarian right away. Always make sure that your pets have plenty of access to cold water and if they are going to be outside for any extended period of time, make sure they have some sort of shelter to get out of the sun. Taking your dogs swimming can be a great way to keep them cool. Just make sure that they know how to swim and that you are supervising them while in the water. Once they are done

Great Things are Happening at the Humane Society of Loudoun County…


It’s our 50 anniversary and we are celebrating all year long, come join the fun!

Calling All Animal Lovers - We need YOU! 380 Old Waterford Road NW Check out our Leesburg, VA 20176 for July website Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:30 Slide Show for New Volunteers Adoption Events 1:30 Mingle & Refreshments Meet us at Rust Library

swimming, clean out their ears to help prevent ear infections. If they are swimming in a pond or river, giving them a bath once you get home is a good idea to stave of skin infections. Make sure if you are using a topical flea and tick preventative to allow the product at least 24 to 48 hours to dry before letting your dog swim or giving him a bath, this will help ensure that the product you are using remains effective. If your dog drinks out of a pond, river or any stagnant water, they could be susceptible to different intestinal parasites. These intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea or lethargy, but some dogs remain asymptomatic. Have your dog screened regularly by submitting fecal tests to your veterinarian. Remember that in these hotter months fleas and ticks are on the hunt. Make sure that your pets are on monthly flea and tick prevention, as well as heartworm prevention. Heartworm disease is spread by infected mosquitoes, even if your dog doesn’t go outside, mosquitoes can still get in your house and use your dog as a blood meal. Loudoun County is a hot spot for Lyme disease and many dogs contract it, just like people. If your dog has been bitten by a tick and you notice any lethargy, limping, fever, or joint swelling take your dog to the vet as soon as possible to make sure they get proper treatment. Ticks also carry other diseases that can make your pets sick. Check your dogs daily for ticks, especially if you take them on walks in the woods or live in wooded areas. Your veterinarian

can run a quick test in-house to determine whether or not your pet has contracted a tick-borne illness. Fleas are not just annoying and hard to get rid of; they can cause flea allergy dermatitis, making your pets itchy and miserable. If a dog is itching constantly around its tail base, hind legs and groin, or if a cat scratches constantly around its neck or licks to the point of removing hair, this could be a sign of flea allergy dermatitis. Lastly, summer time is prime time for thunderstorms. Some dogs have storm phobias. They can be afraid of the thunder, lightning or the change in barometric pressure. This can manifest in many different ways. Trembling, salivating, vocalizing or excessive panting can occur. Some dogs will hide in bathtubs, under beds, behind couches. Others will run away. Some dogs get destructive, eating furniture or trying to escape and tearing through doors or walls. There are things you can do if you notice any of these signs of storm phobia. Some pet owners have found success with a product called a Thundershirt that wraps around the dog. Sometimes just being with their owner is enough to help calm a dog in these stressful situations. Trying to use distractions, such as giving a toy or special treat to keep their mind off of the storm may help. If that does not work for your dog, talk to your veterinarian about medications or natural supplements that may help. •

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More Than 120 Community Cats Receive Care in Leesburg


he Loudoun Community Cat Coalition held a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) clinic at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital June 26 and sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped, ear-tipped and returned to their owners more than 120 felines. The work required the help of 77 volunteers, 10 rescue partner organizations and donations from the community. In addition, 35 kittens are now available for adoption from the SPCA of Northern Virginia, Loudoun County Animal Services, Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Humane Society of Loudoun County and Feline Foundation of Greater Washington. The next TNR clinic is set for Nov. 13. Visit to donate, volunteer or to request assistance for community cats that need to be ďŹ xed or are in need of medical attention. Recurring donations can be set up online, or send donations by mail to P.O. Box 1960 Leesburg, VA 20177. Interested in helping with your time? The coalition needs a treasurer with nonproďŹ t experience.


Labfest 2016 at Maggie Malick Wine Caves


aggie Malick Wine Caves is hosting their annual

Address; 12138 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132.

"LABFEST" on Saturday July 16, 2016. The 215

Maggie Malick Wine Caves has recently sponsored Chesapeake

acre property has 4 large ponds for the Lab's to

Dock Dogs, and built a regulation 8 X 40 foot dock built for dog

swim in. There will be live music and picnic tables

jumping. You may have seen these dogs jumping on ESPN. The

for you to enjoy a relaxing lunch with some wine.

record long jump at Maggie Malick Wine Caves is 27 feet. The record

There will be Pizza and other food available. What to bring; Your Lab,

extreme vertical jump is 7 feet 4 inches. Join in the fun and see what

squeeky toys, throw toys, dog towel, treats, camera and your family.

your dog can do. See for more

There is a launching dock for the Labs. All "friendly" dogs are welcome.


A portion of the proceeds from the winery during LABFEST are donated to Lab Rescue. See for details.



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We Think




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hat’s happening in America should be disturbing to any sane person. Cold-blooded murders of police officers doing their jobs, shootings by police officers that some see as unjust and race-influenced, unruly crowds shouting bellicose chants, and reminders of the civil strife of the 60’s. All captured live and on the internet. Our nation may be more polarized today than any time since the turbulent years surrounding the Vietnam War and Watergate. Primeval fear and anger appears to be growing, as does frustration with government’s incapacity to protect, serve and solve problems. It’s about race and more. Americans yearn for leadership to calm their anxiety over racial and religious divisions, and about risks to our homeland. Leadership that unifies people and facilitates aspirational and pragmatic solutions. On this count


Letters to the editor

the President’s rhetoric often sounds disengaged, and Congress is entirely invisible. On Monday, Loudoun’s Mike Chapman represented the Major County Sheriff’s Association at the White House as one of eight law enforcement leaders to meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden about policing and racial tensions. To the President’s credit, he was fully engaged in the meeting, but the press release that followed spoke of the Administration’s commitment to find solutions, and little more. What does it take for leaders to actually lead? Disturbing too is having to choose the next President from the likely nominees of the major parties. On the one hand, civility and substance are often replaced by name calling and platitudes. The alternative is a candidate who the FBI Director let off the hook for transgressions that most Americans would expect to go to jail for, and who is not contrite.

Residents Must Remain Vigilant on AT&T, Short Hill


t’s been a little over two weeks since the Commission Permit for the proposed AT&T facility on Short Hill was overruled by the Board of Supervisors. This is just about the right time to reflect on some important conclusions and observations. I would like to thank the many citizens who came out and got involved, Catoctin Planning Commissioner Gene Scheel for sounding the alarm and my fellow Board Members for supporting me in denying this application. A lot of things matter in a process like this. Ridgelines in Loudoun County matter. A 35-foot high, two-story, 160,000-squarefoot structure does not belong on any of them including Short Hill. The voices of the residents matter. This is our home where we work and live our day-to-day lives. Being involved makes a difference. The Blue Ridge and Short Hill are the anchors of our community and should never be compromised. The work of the Planning Commission matters – a lot. Take your time, there is no room to maneuver by the time a commission permit gets to the Board. Adequate time must be afforded at the Planning Commission level to review an application as complex as this one. The Comprehensive Plan matters. Although staff identified four areas supporting the commission permit’s compliance with the plan, I easily identified at least eight areas of noncompliance. However, as important as the Comprehensive Plan is, it serves as a guideline and foundation for the Board’s land use development policies. Findings for approval or denial of an application based on the Comprehensive Plan can be subjective and possibly go either way if litigated, especially since the current plan was adopted al-

Democrats blame Republicans, Republicans blame Democrats, and both sides hustle for political advantage. As they do, Americans become increasingly less trusting of government. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows that only 29% of likely voters think America is moving in the right direction, and that’s the high water mark of similar surveys. Reuters says the number is just 20%. If you think it’s all about the President and his job rating, it’s not. The latest Real Clear Politics average of all surveys shows an underwhelming 14% of the nation believes the U.S. Congress is doing a good job. It would help if they worked together for practical results, at least sometimes. America deserves better from our elected leaders, especially those in Washington. We need more healers, more doers, more men and women who inspire by their words – and their deeds. Is anyone out there? •

most fifteen years ago. So, therefore, the law matters. No one wanted to provide a back door avenue for AT&T to litigate the board’s decision to overrule the commission permit and somehow proceed to build a 35-foot-high structure. Denying the application based on the Comprehensive Plan would have done just that. Monday morning quarterbacks always exist. This situation is no different. Some critics have personal agendas, some just don’t like the board and some don’t have all of the information, but the bottom line is that our goal was achieved. The Planning Commission’s approval of the commission permit was overruled. Furthermore, the findings of the board to dismiss the commission permit based on withdrawal of the application are on firm legal ground. This is a solid victory no matter how you look at it. This application did not go forward. Where do we go from here? We stay right where we are – vigilant. No motion or board action can guarantee forever. As I mentioned on the night of the vote, this will not be the last we hear about this facility. AT&T still owns the property and the current facility will remain in operation. I and my staff have spent numerous hours reviewing and researching this application and we are not about to stop now. AT&T’s submission of an updated site plan amendment for the existing permits on the facility should and will draw just as much scrutiny. The Comprehensive Plan needs to be updated. Ridgelines, slopes, mountainside overlay, telecommunications and rural policy areas are critical items that need to be strengthened and reflect the important lessons from Short Hill. GEARY HIGGINS Supervisor Higgins (R) represents the Catoctin District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.


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sector to grow, for jobs to grow and for the economy to grow, and I’ve been most effective in the past when I’ve put principal over party.

Are you making ethics part of your campaign platform?


bsolutely. I’m an ethics lawyer and I practice in all 50 states. Let’s have a gift ban in Virginia for all legislators, just like they do for Congress. Take those issues out so there is not even the appearance of an ethics issues. Same thing for using the proceeds of your campaign funds for personal use. All this should be off the table.

In that case how do you feel about the ethics prosecution of former Gov. McDonnell?


t has tarnished the Governor’s office. Perhaps there were bad decisions, but this has gone on and on for too long. We need to change the law in Virginia so it’s not so ambiguous and impossible to apply. Let’s just ban gifts. [Immediately after the interview it was reported that the U.S. Supreme Court threw out McDonnell’s conviction.]

What do you think of the Democrat holding the Lt. Governor’s office, who is now running for Governor?


veryone who knows Ralph Northam knows him to be a good person, but his politics are different than mine. He’s changed since we were both elected to the state Senate. I charged ahead and was an advocate for government reform, business, veterans issues and other things, and I see him as having been pulled away from Virginia’s issues and toward national Democratic issues. That’s also been the big disappointment about Mark Herring, who hasn’t defended the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

You mention technology a lot. Isn’t government doing enough to support this sector?


chair the finance subcommittee that’s in charge of money for technology and other things and I look at forward-thinking states like North Carolina and Texas and see some companies are leaving Virginia or not coming because we’re not doing enough.

How do feel about the governor acting by executive order on controversial matters, such as the restoring certain rights to thousands of felons as Gov. McAuliffe recently did?


t’s disappointing and shocking. As a process matter, there are times when the governor can issue an executive order, such as when the legislature cannot act because

I’m prepared to be wildly unpopu-

lar. I’m here for solutions, I’m here to be effective.”

—Jill Vogel, State Senator, (R-27th District)

it’s not in session and it’s in his purview. I believe you can pay your debt to society, I believe in restoration of rights. We’re all human and we all make mistakes. But you go on a case-by-case basis, just as I do for clients coming to me as their lawyer, by filing an application to get their rights restored. That’s the right process, not by the governor doing it at the eleventh hour without any discussion with legislators or prosecutors, and without considering the impact on victims and who might be selected for a jury. I would say the same thing if a Republican or a Democrat did this.

Will you support and campaign for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President?


es, I will. I am a not, never Hillary Clinton person. When it comes to populating the executive branch and decisions about the U.S. Supreme Court, I think Donald Trump would absolutely put people in place I would support.

As one of the most prominent women in public office in Virginia, how do you feel that most women appear to be supporting Hillary Clinton, and about some of the things said by Donald Trump?


’m not ready to say it’s going to be as clean as some people think. If you’re looking at who is advancing women’s issues in Virginia, such as women’s health, who is showing that you can have a job, be a professional woman, run for office, and have a family, that’s me. When I go around Virginia and talk to women I remind them that conservatives are fighting for women’s rights, including property rights and Second Amendment rights. And the women I’ve talked with are unbelievably supportive of Donald Trump. He has said things that are offensive, things I flat out disagree with and wish he had never said. But the stakes are so high in this election, and his lapses in judgment and insulting remarks are nothing compared to the ethical lapses and decisions by Hillary Clinton and how she has lived her political life.

What would you do to mitigate the chance of more shootings like what just happened in Orlando? What do we do to get past the rhetoric and gridlock in Congress and the states?


irst, enforce the laws we have, don’t let convicted felons get access to weapons. Then do more to identify the mentally ill who might become a law enforcement problem. I will never be in favor of limiting gun owner’s rights.

How do you stop those kind of people from buying a gun at a gun show?


agree that our goal should be to protect the public and keep those kind of people from hurting the public or hurting themselves.

What about universal background checks?


don’t think it’s necessary. I’m in favor of all kinds of safety measures, but I will draw the line and say we should all have the right to defend ourselves with a weapon.

Talk about leadership and your approach.


’m prepared to be wildly unpopular. I’m here for solutions, I’m here to be effective. We’ve got to discuss health care in Virginia, such as COPN [Certificate of Public Need] reform and competition. Health care is the largest employer in most districts in Virginia, and has more impact on the quality of people’s lives. Everyone’s going to have to give a little, I believe there is a middle ground and it’s not just about more beds. Tech and education are the same way. Why can’t we have a 5-year plan, 10- and 15-year plans too.

What public figure is your role model?


y dad. He’s not a public figure, but he had a tremendous work ethic, he built a business, he was highly ethical, and he was kind to everybody. He set a great example for me from the time I was a little child. Dad told me if you’re going to take the time to do something, do it well. •


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he YMCA is hiring for after school site supervisors and group leaders who will work with children ages 5-12. Multiple positions are available throughout Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, South Riding, and Aldie. These are after school program part-time positions. The after school programs are located in Loudoun County schools and run Monday thru Friday from 2pm to 6pm. The programs begin August 29th. Site supervisors will be responsible for supervising an after school program with 20-60 children and for planning, coordinating, and implementing all after school activities under the guidelines of the YMCA curriculum. Group leaders will assist in implementing all youth activities.

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