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hesterfield teen Xuaco Pascual, Jr., has always been interested in outer space and very curious, according to his parents Karen and Xuaco. “We used to have those rockets that you would put out in the yard that didn’t work very well, but he’s always been inquisitive,” Karen Pascual said. As their son was growing up, they noticed that roller coasters were fascinating for the young boy. “He would sit there drawing or coming up with concepts for new roller coasters that would defy anything that’s been tried today; that type of thought process where he really thinks beyond what’s available today. He’s always had that thought process even when he was a little kid,” Xuaco Pascual, Sr. said. However, Xuaco’s attention went past the realm of Earth’s physics to focusing on a career in aerospace engineering and the exploration of space after reading “A Brief History of Time” by Professor Stephen Hawking. In fact, if Xuaco could ask only one question to the world-renowned physicist, “I would probably ask him, probably, ‘How do we get to the places that we see through the Hubble telescope and all those kinds of things – how do we go there?’ COURTESY PHOTO FROM THE PASCUAL FAMILY That would probably be my question, because Xuaco Pascual, center, participates in a genetics course during a week at International Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama in March. The Cosby senior will start at Virginia Tech in the fall.

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Guns for sale at one booth at the Richmond Gun Show. Concealed weapons permits will remain open to the public. BY SHADAE LEE


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ou can still go to your local courthouse to see if someone has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. A bill that would have prevented the public from accessing concealed handgun records and applications failed during the General Assembly’s recently completed session. House Bill 79, sponsored by Delegate R. Lee Ware, R-Powhatan, stated that court clerks “shall withhold from public disclosure permit applications and information regarding identifiable permittees …” The legislation would have made the permit information available only to law-enforcement agencies. The House of Delegates voted 87-10 in favor of the bill. However, the proposal died in the Senate Courts of Justice Com-

mittee. The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights group, supported the proposal, saying it would protect the privacy – and possibly the lives – of concealed handgun permit owners. Philip Van Cleave, the league’s president, said some individuals who have concealed weapons permit are hiding from violent ex-spouses or have had their lives threatened. But Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, said she was pleased to see HB 79 defeated. She said it’s important for concealed weapons permits to remain open to public inspection. That way, people are able to monitor the permit process to make sure see RECORDS page 4

A sure sign of spring


It must be spring if 37,000 people are flooding down Monument Avenue. Midlothian residents Javier Escobar and Rebecca Ward were among the first to cross the finish line in Saturday’s Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K along with Dash for the Cash contestant Jessica Smith, who picked up a $2500 prize. Story on page 6.






Flag for the Fallen adopted in Virginia.

Rockwood Nature Center offering spring courses.

Cavaliers edge Trojans in overtime soccer game.

Wind a contender in Cavs, Rapids tennis match.

Richmond Metro Zoo’s newest arrival greets spring, visitors.

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Question of the week:

April Fools Day – yep, it’s time to pull a prank (or two). Who is your target today?

Earning more than their Girl Scout Bronze Award

EDITOR Elizabeth Farina

“My poor older brother Mike is in for a good prank this year.”


“I am the most gullible one in my household so I go into hiding on April Fools Day. See you all on Friday!”

SALES Sara Carter

“My BFF. He’s always an easy target!” editor’s note: That’s short text for “Best Friend Forever”

SALES Sara Snyder

“My target will have to be my husband. I just have to think of some way good to get him.”













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Above: Jackie O’Neil, Gabby Herbert, and Alison Wood, all fifth graders from Bettie Weaver Elementary School, hosted a canned food drive at the school as part of their Girl Scout Bronze Award project. The three belong to Girl Scout Troop 3706. The canned food drive was designed to support a food pantry at the Robious Hall Campus of Bon Air Baptist Church. The food pantry serves local families. Jackie, Gabby, and Alison, received amazing support from the staff, students and families at Bettie Weaver, and collected more than 1,600 cans of food for the pantry. “It is a great example of how the folks in this county show that they care about one another; and how our kids can lead the way.” - Midlothian resident Ginger O’Neil

Six local athletes shine in equine competition Special Olympics Virginia was approached to hold a competition at Virginia Military Institute to be held at the end of March each year in March of 2007. This year they expanded the competition to include equine competition. Six local athletes from Chesterfield, Henrico, and Midlothian competed with their coaches and instructors from Mesa Vista Therapeutics, a non-profit therapeutic horse riding center located in Powhatan. VMI cadets assisted all the different groups of athletes with their competition. The opening ceremony was held in the VMI Chapel with the equine competition held at the Lexington Horse Center. After the competition a dance was held followed by dinner at VMI. If you have a child or adult that would like to join our program please contact us at, or visit our website at We work with individuals starting at the age of 2. Our clients have Autism, Rhett’s, MS, low muscle tone, stroke and a variety of other situations. Our goal is: “Bringing Animals and Individuals with Special Needs Together”.


The athletes, volunteers, and coaches are pictured with their VMI volunteers. First row: Jordon Thompson, (missing Davis Thompson) from Chesterfield, volunteers Kaitlin Radican, Hallay , and Alexa Romano. Second row: Helen Messenger, Founder, Mesa Vista Therapeutics, Kenneth and Kaitlin Williams, and Rachael Duncan-White, Henrico. Third row: Ryan Smeltzer, Midlothian, VMI Cadets and Kathleen Jones NARHA Instructor and coach.

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March 25 12300 block of Chattanooga Plaza. Suspects observed driving off with the listed item. (Note: no listed item) March 24 12300 block of Twelve Oaks Ct. Entry was gained to the residence, as well as two others in the same area. Items were taken from all three residences. March 22 4700 block of Brad McNeer Pkwy. Unknown suspect forced entry to two lockers in the fitness center and removed wallets from both.

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March 21 7700 block of Sunday Silence Ln. Victim reported tools were stolen from the bed of his 2008 Ford pickup truck, which was parked in his driveway.

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4700 block of Brad McNeer Pkwy. Items stolen from unsecured locker in the fitness center.

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March 20 5700 block of Oak Knoll Ln. Juvenile suspect admitted to lighting items on fire and dropping them out of his bedroom window in order to set a fire. 11900 block of Hull Street Rd. Suspect(s) forced entry to the business by breaking out a side window. The interior was rummaged through, but nothing was taken from inside.



3100 block of Three Bridges Rd. Several vehicles were entered and property was reported to be stolen. March 19 1400 block of Baltrey Ln. Unknown suspect(s)

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entered five homes under construction and removed copper from them all. March 15 4700 block of Brad McNeer Pkwy. Unknown suspect stole property from the fitness center while the victim was working out. March 13 2200 block of Oak Lake Blvd. iPhone taken while victim was playing basketball at the location.


March 19 14400 block of Aldengate Rd. Several unlocked vehicles were entered and property was reported stolen.


March 19 5700 block of Fire Light Tr. Property reported stolen from a silver 2007 Nissan Maxima.


March 23 900 block of Walmart Way Victim reported her 1996 Pontiac Sunfire was stolen.

March 24 2800 block of Turner Rd. Picnic fire discovered on fire at the location. (Doesn’t make sense – probably intended to be “picnic table discovered on fire” but don’t know.)

March 22 13100 block of Midlothian Tnpk. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window pane from the side door of the business to gain entry. Once inside the business, the suspect removed cash from the register.

March 22 2200 block of Williamstowne Dr. Unknown suspect(s) used a brick to break out a rear window and gain entry to the residence. The interior of the residence was rummaged through and items stolen.

March 20 13700 block of Elmstead Rd. Suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked garage and removed alcohol from inside. Suspect(s) also entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle, which was in the driveway and removed property from there.

March 21 2500 Pocoshock Pl. Entry gained to office. No signs of forced entry noted.


March 19 14300 block of Sommerville Ct. Vehicle battery reported stolen from company’s GMC 3500 box truck. March 18 300 block of Schofield Dr. Victim advised she observed the described suspect with no clothes on near the pool area.

March 18 9800 Midlothian Tnpk. Property reported stolen from the bed of the victim’s tan 1999 Chevrolet S-10. 23236 March 22 9900 block of Hull Street Rd. Victim reported a vehicle part was stolen from his blue 2002 Honda. No signs of forced entry were noted. 2800 block of Providence Creek Rd. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked ground floor door. Nothing appeared to be missing or disturbed.

800 block of Research Rd. Unknown suspect(s) attempted to remove the front passenger side rim from a 1998 Mitsubishi Gallant. At this time nothing was reported stolen. March 21 900 block of S. Providence Rd. Property was removed from the side of the building. March 19 700 block of Sturgis Dr. Unknown suspect(s) pried open the locked rear screen door and then kicked in the rear door to the residence. An audible alarm sounded once the door was kicked in, possibly scaring off the suspect. Nothing was disturbed or missing in the residence, indicating entry was not gained.


March 22 7000 block of Pine Orchard Ct. Known suspect took the keys to the victim’s vehicle and drove off. Officers later apprehended the suspect and recovered the vehicle. March 21 8300 block of Five Forks Ln. Officers responded to the building for an alarm call and discovered a door ajar. Pry marks were discovered on the door, but nothing was discovered missing or disturbed inside. March 18 8800 Pebble Beach Ct. Victim was asleep in a chair when she heard a door open and the blinds fall down. She then immediately heard the door close. Nothing was disturbed or missing from inside the residence. || April 1, 2010 || 3



Virginia adopts flag honoring fallen soldiers

irginia has a new state symbol – the “Honor and Remember Flag,” which commemorates members of the U.S. armed forces who died in the line of duty. Created by George Lutz of Chesapeake, the flag was adopted by the General Assembly during its recently completed session. Virginia is the first state to officially adopt the flag as a state symbol. Lutz hopes other states will follow suit. “This is a very important step toward bringing awareness to the country about our national effort to publicly recognize the men and women who gave their lives in military service to our country,” said Lutz, whose son was killed in Iraq. “America does not currently have a tangible national symbol that is specifically dedicated to express respect and gratitude for the lives lost in defense of our freedoms. The ‘Honor and Remember Flag’ fills that

void.” Virginia legislators designated the flag as a formal state symbol by approving House Joint Resolution 137, introduced by Delegate John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake. It passed unanimously in the House and on a voice vote in the Senate. “I’m proud to have played a role in recognizing our fallen military men and women,” Cosgrove said. “I hope that other states will follow our lead in such a worthwhile and noble statement.” Virginians will slowly start seeing the flag appearing in the commonwealth. Currently, the flag is available only at, the Web site for Lutz’s nonprofit organization. However, he hopes the flag will be available at retail stores in the future. Eventually, state buildings will fly the flag as well, but Lutz said that may take time because of Virginia’s budget problems. PHOTO BY NICOLE FISHER

see FLAG page 4 George Lutz of Chesapeake introduces the “Honor and Remember Flag” that was adopted as a formal state symbol by the General Assembly in its recent session. Lutz, whose son was killed in Iraq, will be touring the nation to speak to other states about adopting the flag.

Martin’s Food Markets begin conversion of former Ukrop’s stores modern and convenient shopping experience,” said Pharmacies and Jim Scanlon, regional vice banks to remain president. “We are confident open during process customers will be excited to see what we have done to offer them more choice and courtesy of Tracy Pawelski of greater value as the stores Martin’s Food Markets re-open.” Martin’s Food Markets In February, Martin’s today announced it will completed the sale of 25 begin the conversion of the Ukrop’s Super Markets in 25 Ukrop’s Super Markets the Greater Richmond and on Monday, April 5. During the conversion process, four Williamsburg markets. The company is making a multito five stores at a time will million dollar investment temporarily close for one for each store which will be week, but pharmacies and spent on capital upgrades inbanks will remain open for cluding new décor, improved customer convenience. The six-phase staggered approach lighting and refrigeration, and new technology. The is expected to be completed extent of the remodels and on May 17. addition of new amenities “Over the next several vary by store. weeks, we are remodeling and upgrading the former Schedule of stores in Ukrop’s stores in order to Midlothian and surroundprovide shoppers with a ing area:

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Define ‘Quality of life’ BY ELIZABETH FARINA

Will someone please define the term “Quality of Life” as to its meaning to the residents of Chesterfield County? One could argue that it’s a simple matter of being able to breathe. Another may suggest it’s having all the amenities anyone could possibly imagine. Some note that it’s a way of insuring our children’s future through quality education – another vague definition. Then there is a mixed balance of public safety, medical, services, businesses and a thriving community that could be argued as standards for “Quality of Life.” The definitions are as endless as the opinions that are expressed. Yet, it needs to be clearly defined as elected officials move towards finalizing the proposed FY2011 budget and look to the future of funding the services that so many have come to not just appreciate, but depend on over the years. The term has become synonymous with “priorities” that county staff has attempted to identify through feedback from venues such as roundtable discussions and public meetings with residents and in-house surveys with employees. Yet, are we certain we’re all on the same page when it comes to the “Quality of Life” definition? It is impossible to continue the same level of service when severe cutbacks in staff and services are being considered for approval. And it’s acceptable to be honest about it rather than to break into a chorus song “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” from Little Orphan Annie. Face it, Daddy Warbucks is a fictional character and we are not small parentless children with red curls and freckles waiting for some wishful rescue (although some of us do own a scrappy little dog). “Quality of Life” means that core services are being provided such as public safety so that the people don’t feel like their lives are at risk. Maybe? “Quality of Life” means _____ ___. It’s time to fill in the blank and continue to define what the thrown-around catch phrase really means in your life and whether or not it should be the role of local government to provide, through your tax dollars, for that definition. Look forward to hearing your definition at editor@ Also, next week, we will be unveiling a new look to Midlothian publication - stay tuned.



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In the March 25 article “Timely hitting gives Titans first win,” Trinity Episcopal softball player Kelsey Watson was mistakenly identified as Braysen Nesbitt. We regret the error.

» GUEST COLUMN And the winner is: the horned dung beetle

decker buses, so I am impressed with the horned dung beetle’s strength. t’s official: The horned dung beetle is (Note: It’s not that I’m scared to poke fun The World’s Strongest Insect. at the whole hoopla surrounding health-care Better luck next time, fire ant. reform, such as quoting a fictitious person as (Note: Readers who thought I would saying, “I was down at the tea party and someaddress the hot-button issue of health care body left a ‘Go Back to Kenya’ sign propped reform this week are mistaken. Last August, I against a barricade. I tripped over it, my muswrote a tongue-in-cheek Q&A column on the ket went off and a round grazed my granny, subject, a satirical piece that one reader lauded who was gathering up a sack of rocks to throw as “a colossal waste of time” and that moved at Nancy Pelosi. Will Granny’s flesh wound be another to issue what I can only interpret as a covered under pre-existing conditions?”) thinly veiled threat to send me to the reported on a study from cy room with a size 13 steel-toe boot embedded the University of Western Australia, home of in a place that will not accommodate a size 13 the Fighting Horned Dung Beetles, in which steel-toe boot.) researchers “attached a cotton thread to the reported on March 23 rear of each beetle participant,” let them that the horned dung beetle, or Onthophacrawl into a simulated tunnel, tugged on gus taurus to people who don’t spend a lot of their rear-ends, and concluded through exact time at Hooters, was able to pull “a whopscientific methodology this species of horned ping 1,141 times its own body weight, which dung beetle is indeed The World’s Strongest is the equivalent of a 150-pound person Insect. lifting six full double-decker buses.” (Note: OK, I’m scared. I admit it. Deranged Personally, I max out at three doublepeople are making death threats against BY SCOTT HOLLIFIELD


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from FLAG page 3 The flag features blue and gold stars set on a red field. The blue signifies military service; the gold means the soldier wasn’t coming home. A folded flag underneath the stars represents a life lost, and the flames above are a reminder that the memory of the fallen soldier will live on. Lutz’s 25-year-old son, Army Cpl. George “Tony” Lutz II, was killed by a sniper in Iraq in 2005. Lutz started a national movement to establish the flag as the country’s official symbol of remembrance for all members of the U.S. military who have died while serving. He wants the flag to be presented to families of fallen soldiers so it can be displayed in memoriam. The U.S. Congress is considering making the “Honor and Remember Flag” a national symbol. Lutz hopes that will happen. In the meantime, he is urging each state to adopt the flag, as Virginia did. “This is just the beginning of a nationwide campaign to get all the other states to adopt the flag as well,” Lutz said. He is planning a trip to raise awareness about the flag in every state. Lutz is calling his mission “Honor and Remember Across America.” Several states are considering legislation to adopt the flag. Lutz said they include Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota and Oklahoma. Lutz plans to leave Virginia in early June and spend the next 23 weeks traveling to state capitals. He hopes to head north to Maine, then west across the northern U.S., reaching Sacramento, Calif., by early September. From there, Lutz would head south through California and then east across the southern half of the U.S., arriving at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. His trip would total 22,000 miles. Along the way, Lutz plans to talk to public officials, give presentations about the flag and visit the families of soldiers who died in service to America. Lutz is seeking support for his trip. For instance, he needs volunteers to help secure appointments with state and local officials, arrange meetings with veterans groups and help with personalized flag presentations. He also needs assistance with food, gas and lodging. People able to help may contact Lutz at For more information and to view a map depicting Lutz’s trip, visit

Honor and Remember Flag Web site is: honorandremember. org. Visitors can sign an online petition to support designating the flag as a national symbol.

All correspondence submitted for publication must include first and last name, and for verification purposes only, a street address, and phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity, grammar & space. Deadline for submission is at noon the Monday prior to publication.

lawmakers over health care reform. These aren’t rational people who happen to disagree with the bill, of which there are many. These are nuts. It’s not inconceivable that someone would misinterpret what I write and decide to blow my head off with a musket or launch a size 13 steel-toe boot in my general direction. I’m avoiding the topic altogether. Writing about freakishly strong horned dung beetles is the safest course of action. Odds are, I will not receive any e-mails like this: “It’s just like the socialist/communist/fascist/elitist/left-leaning/right-wing/out-of-touch mainstream news media to continue to propagate lies about the strength of the horned dung beetle over that of the fire ant when all evidence indicates -- and the voices in my head confirm -- that horned dung beetles played a major role in the government’s coverup of the 9/11 attacks. I’ve got a size 13 steel-toe boot with which I intend to reiterate this point when I chance to meet you, funny boy.”) Horned dung beetles celebrated their new title by chugging beers at Hooters and later

overturning six double-decker buses, according to unconfirmed reports. (Note: And what if some angry reader did embed a size 13 steel-toe boot where a size 13 steel-toe boot cannot be accommodated? Do I need my primary-care physician to refer me to a boot-extraction specialist or should I go directly to the emergency room and face one of those new death panels I’ve heard so much about? Do I now address my physician as ‘Comrade?’ No, I refuse to tackle the subject of health care reform when perfectly good, non-controversial column topics like horned dung beetles are out there waiting to be written about.) Congratulations, horned dung beetle. You are officially The World’s Strongest Insect. Next time I see you at Hooters, I’ll buy you a cold one and, just for the fun of it, we’ll arm wrestle. Scott Hollifield is editor/general manager of The McDowell News in Marion, N.C. and a columnist for the Media General News Service.

County Attorney to retire in June Courtesy of Chesterfield County Longtime Chesterfield County Attorney Steven L. Micas has announced his decision to retire effective June 11, taking a brief break before beginning as the county attorney for Prince George County effective July 19. “Steve has been not only an associate, but also a friend for more than 30 years,” County Administrator James J.L. Stegmaier said. “We are losing one of the best legal minds in the business, but we were fortunate to have had Steve as county attorney for Chesterfield for close to 34 years. He always had the best interest of the county and its residents foremost in all that he did.” Micas’ list of achievements while representing Chesterfield County over 34 years is long and includes scores of cases where he successfully defended county departments and employees in lawsuits and civil-rights claims. In 2000, Micas received the highest award available to public attorneys, the Edward J. Finnegan Award. In 2004, he was elected to the Virginia Bar Foundation, in which membership is limited to the

top 1 percent of all lawyers in Virginia. He was appointed in 2008 by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as an instructor in the State Bar Association’s mandated professionalism course. Micas’ work has helped to establish important legal principles at the state and federal levels, such as resurrecting the use of the cash proffer system across Virginia, which has resulted in billions of dollars in promised revenues for infrastructure; establishing the right to use monotheistic invocations before legislative bodies; and affirming the government’s ability to require civility at public meetings. Micas also is a recognized expert on eminent domain and has authored many publications on the issue. Art Warren, Clover Hill District supervisor and past board chairman, said: “Steve has been an invaluable part of a successful team of experts that the county holds in high regard.” He has been flawless in protecting the county’s position and making sure that the county is open and transparent toward the protection of the rights of Chesterfield County citizens.” Mica’s career has earned him the utmost respect and admiration among colleagues.

permit to carry a concealed firearm. localities are processing appli“Access to these records cations properly, Rhyne said. is not just about finding out Reporters accessed such re- who has a permit and whethcords in January after a man er those people should have shot and killed eight people a permit, but it is important,” in Appomattox County. Local Rhyne said. newspapers reviewed conAlso, because the records cealed weapons applications are public, it is possible to and found that the suspect, contact permit holders about Christopher Speight, a 39educational, marketing or year-old security guard, had a recreational opportunities.

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Chesterfield County Attorney Steven L. Micas has announced his decision to retire in June before beginning as the county attorney for Prince George County in mid-July.

“I am very happy for Steve Micas but sad for Chesterfield County,” said Henrico County Attorney Joe Rapisarda. “Steve is one of the most knowledgeable and intelligent local government attorneys that I have ever known. His legal skills and abilities set a standard to which all government attorneys can aspire.” As county attorney for Chesterfield, Steve has been a valuable member of the county’s Leadership Team, helping guide the county’s

tremendous growth and development and making Chesterfield the first choice community it is today. His impact on every aspect of county government is significant. “On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, county employees and citizens, we wish Steve the very best in all his future endeavors,” Stegmaier added.

Until 2007, Virginia had a centralized database that citizens could use to look up concealed weapons permits. The information now is available only at the courthouse for a particular county or city. Van Cleave and Rhyne agree that someone’s life may be put in jeopardy by someone gaining access to a permit application. However, Rhyne said

the same problem can arise with information contained on any public record and information published on the Internet. “The solution is to employ law enforcement and the court system to punish people who make threats or attempt violence against others – not to close off access to public records,” Rhyne said.

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Rockwood Park programs let kids, aged 3-4, explore nature


Courtesy of Chesterfield County

he Rockwood Park Nature Center will offer the following programs for children aged 3 and 4 and their parents. The programs are part of a series called Exploring Nature with Small Hands, and feature a short story and handson activity. All programs are Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Admission is $8 per child. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, but only children need to be registered. Call the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation at (804)7481623 to register at least one week in advance of each program. What Do We Hear In Spring? We will play a matching game as we learn the sounds of springtime animals. We will identify sounds that we hear as we take a short nature hike. April 14 Course 19477 April 15 Course 19478 Does Water Get Sick?



Have you ever seen sick water? What is water pollution? Is it easy or hard to clean polluted water? Come join us as we experiment to discover the answers. We will make a collage of some things that make our water sick. April 21 Course 19481 April 22 Course 19482

Who Lives In Rockwood Park? Hidden along a short trail in the forest are animal puppets of animals that actually do live in Rockwood Park. As puppets are discovered, the children will be able to see where the real animal would live and what it would eat. April 28 Course 19483 April 29 Course 19484 What Are Butterflies? Children will discover the life cycle of a butterfly as we take a short nature hike to look for caterpillars and butterflies. May 5 Course 19487 May 6 Course 19489

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The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a beginning class in archery for adults aged 50 and over, from 10 a.m.-noon (course 19789). This class will teach form, safety and the proper use of equipment. Compound bows will be provided for use, which are adjustable to each individual’s draw length and skill. The fee for the class is $12, which includes practice time. The class will be held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 10300 Courthouse Road. For more information, or to register, call Kristi Orcutt at (804)706-2734. 10th Annual Confederate History & Heritage Month Program: Historical Program with Guest Speaker: Ret. Major Robert J. Foreman. The topic: Bermuda Hundred Campaign in Chesterfield County, also Music, Living Historians and Displays. Free Admission to the County Museum during event. Presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society Military History Committee. The event will be held from noon until 3 p.m. at the Historic 1917 Courthouse, 10020 Ironbridge Road, (Route 10 & Lori Road), Chesterfield, VA. FREE. For more information Phone: (804) 804-796-7121 E-mail: ChesterfieldHS@aol. com. Web site: http://www.


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Whether for good or bad, we are all impacted by social networking. Providence United Methodist Church would like to respond to the changing dynamics of social networking. The church is inviting you to a seminar at 6 p.m. that will explore some of the issues surrounding the expanding world of social networking. Dr. Stan Hargraves from Union-PSCE will lead a discussion on social networking trends that will offer parents and teens an opportunity to talk about the opportunities and challenges online communities present. Participants will specifically explore Facebook, Twitter, and some of the new developments in social networking. The class

will be held at Providence United Methodist Church, located at 901 S. Providence Road, Richmond. in the sanctuary. Dr. Hargraves is the author of Telling the Story: The Gospel in a Technological Age.


Take a guided tour of Mid-Lothian Mines Park and learn about one of the first commercial coalmine operations in North America. A tour will be held Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. – noon. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations and payment are required in advance. To sign up, call the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation at (804)748-1623. Mid-Lothian Mines Park is at 13301 N. Woolridge Road.


Celebration of the Vine wine festival will be held from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Chesterfield County Government Complex. 17 Virginia wineries, live music and more. Advance tickets available now at Tickets at the door $20.

Crestwood Elementary Nature Fair and Plant Sale will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. A free event for families! There will be live wildlife encounters, nature exhibits, craft activities, role playing games, nature scavenger hunts, a fishing derby and music provided by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra! Flower, herb and vegetable plants will be for sale at affordable prices! Location: Crestwood Elementary School, 7600 Whittington Dr., , (804)4026434, Rain or Shine. The Bon Air Elementary School PTA will host the second Bon Air 5K Run for School and one mile fun run starting at 9 a.m.Participants, who may walk or run, are encouraged to pre-register by April 7th in order to be guaranteed a race shirt. Detailed information and the registration form are available on the race web site: www. Following the 5K run, the Bon Air Eagle Market featuring vendors. Additionally, there will be activities for kids.


anyone knows how to explain the possibilities of getting there, it might be him,” the Cosby High School senior said. Xuaco took another step towards his career goal when he secured a week-long opportunity in March to explore engineering, science and technology through the International Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. The annual educational scholarship program is open to children of Honeywell International employees. Xuaco was the only student from Virginia selected to join 160 other students from 28 other states and 20 other countries. “I’m very interested in aerospace. [The camp] enhanced my interest,” he said. Each day at the academy, from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., Xuaco and his fellow scholars would tackle problem-solving, complete missions, and learn core skills in leadership from experts in the field. During the week, Xuaco met former NASA astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson. “He’s been to space five times,” Xuaco said. “To meet someone who was going to space where it was normal to them … he’s seen a world from a

perspective that almost no one has ever seen.” Besides listening firsthand to experts, Xuaco also gained from lessons in leadership and science. He applied the leadership lessons learned at the start of the week to team-challenge projects. The flame experiment required each team to build some type of barrier to deflect extreme heat from a nail attached with glue to a wood stick using three materials: aluminum foil, aluminum grating and copper grating. His team created multiple curves with the tinfoil to redirect the flame. The design won the event. They also had a mock disaster drill, performed scientific experiments in biology and a quick lesson in the flight simulator. What normally is a three-day process, Xuaco explained, was crunched into an hour flight lesson. “We sat in a mock pilot seat and they tried to make everything about it as realistic as possible,” he said. “The counselor ‘sent’ me into the atmosphere and I was in orbit for one second.” Xuaco also recalled experiencing the force of gravity in the centrifuge during another course that week. “Your muscles are adapted to more than gravity. In a centrifuge,

it’s like lifting weights, except not constant. I remember trying to lift my arm, but it was staggered. It wasn’t constant or simple. Everything felt like it was coming back to me,” he said. Now that Xuaco is home, he is looking forward to starting at Virginia Tech in the fall, and jumping into the aerospace engineering program at the university. After graduation and until August arrives, Xuaco will be having fun playing his guitar, listening to music, and continuing technical and free-hand drawing. If he’s called on to provide a speech for achievement in his chosen field, he knows he will thank his parents for their encouragement and support. He would also express his appreciation to Cosby High School physics teacher John Amstein and guidance counselor Dabney Sheetz for their inspiration toward this career and encouragement in maintaining good grades. Until then, Xuaco will remain focused on a possible career in aerospace engineering and maybe, just maybe space exploration. “I would definitely want to go up there [International Space Station], but that’s not where I would want to stop. There’s been talk about going back to the moon and going to Mars, but being in space, in general would be a dream.”

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Cavaliers edge Trojans in OT BY SARA PAGE


Youth overuse injuries can be prevented with variety Question: Which youth sports are most prone to over-use injuries? Why? Is there a “good” age to begin specializing in one sport or position? Answer: I am not aware of any specific sport placing youth athletes at a higher risk of overuse injuries than another sport. Any sport at any age can result in overuse injuries. The most important factor in preventing these problems is an appropriate program for conditioning and stretching. This is true for both children and adults. Children in specific sports, however, are getting more injuries because they play one or two sports yeararound. Their muscles, bones and ligaDr. Vic Goradia ments are not fully developed, and thus, a lower degree of stress to the joints can cause injury in children as compared to adults. I tell my athlete patients and their parents that children should not specialize in a single sport throughout the year until their adolescent growth spurt has stopped. In most cases this occurs 1-2 years after the onset of menstruation in females and age 15-18 in males. If they do decide to play only one sport prior to this time then they should have breaks during the year. For example if your child is a soccer player like my 9year-old, he/she should rest from soccer for a minimum of four weeks four times per year. In addition they should play one league at a time and should not play or practice on daily basis. Even if soccer is their sport, you should encourage them to throw the baseball/football or shoot the basketball in the backyard and at school recess. In terms of conditioning and stretching, only a minimal amount is needed for young children. Most coaches of organized sports teams will instruct the children on a good stretching program. However, if your athlete child begins to complain of pain, then you should take him/her to your pediatrician for an evaluation. If there is a concern they will usually refer you to an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. As children finish growing and become adults, a formal conditioning and stretching program become more important. In most cases the coaches will have a program, but if they don’t then you should seek a sports medicine specialist. Vic Goradia, MD Sports Medicine Specialist Go Orthopedics



Clover Hill’s Katie Baker battles with Midlothian’s Gabby Urcia in midfield. The girls’ varsity soccer game between the two teams last Thursday was a fight to the finish through 10 minutes of overtime play. Clover Hill pulled out a 4-3 win.

f there was ever any question that the 2010 season for girls’ soccer in the Dominion District was going to be a dog fight, it ended Thursday night. Momentum swings went in favor of both Midlothian and Clover Hill as they battled through regulation and into overtime, but it was the transition game of the Lady Cavaliers that put a mark in the win column and gave them a 4-3 decision. Dina Scott notched the winning goal with just over one minute remaining in the second overtime period. As the Cavaliers transitioned from defense, Scott received a pass from the midfield. From about 10 yards out, she sent a quick shot into the right side of the goal. “Clover Hill’s good with transition and that’s where they got it,” Midlothian head coach Cammie Ward said. “I think we dominated see SOCCER page 8

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Jessica Smith of Midlothian crosses the finish line of Saturday’s Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K. Smith beat the first elite runner to become the third Dash for the Cash winner in the contests six-year history. 10K photos online at BY EMILY C. DOOLEY AND VIC DORR, JR. Media General News Service


irst-year law student Jessica Smith crossed the finish line of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K without any of the other 37,000-plus runners in sight. The reason: She had a 2.64-mile head start. Chosen at random as the Dash for the Cash runner, Smith, 25, won $2,500 for beating the elite runners and all other participants. The Midlothian resident crossed the finish line at 25:55. “I’ve never run that distance so fast before,” said Smith, after crossing the finish line. “The adrenaline is still going.” Smith was chosen three weeks ago as the Dash for the Cash participant. The Clover Hill High School alumnus says the money will help pay for law school at the University of Richmond. “That’s a significant chunk of change,” Smith said. “I mean, let’s face it: Law school is an expensive endeavor. When you’ve got loans, which I do; and day-to-day living expenses, which I do, every dollar helps.” Smith, a social and recreational runner who has participated in four Monument

Avenue races, is accustomed to running with friends and family members in the 55-60 minutes waves. On Saturday, she was running with only two companions: hope and tension. “My perspective has drastically changed,” Smith said before the race. “I know what it’s like to run [the 10K] with a sea of people around you. I don’t know what this is going to be like. All I know is, it’s probably going to be nerve-wracking – just me out there on the pavement, all alone. No one to talk to, no one to pace me – just me and my stopwatch.” Unsettling, too, is the notoriety spawned by her collision with fate. “So many people know about my selection,” she said. “So many people are talking about it. There’s definitely a sense of not wanting to let anyone down.” Herself included. “When I sit down and think about it, it’s hard not to wonder: Out of 37,000 people, how weird is it that they picked me?” Smith said. “I guess you could call it social pressure. A friend of mine says she knows someone who wants so badly to do this. She’d absolutely love to do this. I hear that and I think, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t let this opportunity go to waste. I’ve

got to make the most of it.’” Smith, casually athletic, played youth soccer while growing up and ran cross country as a high school senior. She said she has tried to recall her Clover Hill workouts while preparing for the race. Given that her course was cut to about 3 ½ miles, she said her training has focused more on speed than endurance. “You know, in a way it’s funny. All of a sudden, I understand why there were days [at Clover Hill] when it seemed like we would never stop running. At the time, whenever they’d make us do speed work at the end of practice; and it just seemed to go on and on, I’d think, ‘Oh, wow. This must be punishment for something.’ But now I can see why it was necessary,” Smith said. The Dash for the Cash, sponsored by AT&T, made its debut in 2005. Since then, ‘Dash’ contestants have won three times, including the past three years. Elite runners captured the $2,500 bonus in 2006 and 2007. Emily C. Dooley and Vic Dorr, Jr. are staff writers for the Richmond Times Dispatch.


James River’s Emily Malheiros returns a shot during her match with Clover Hill’s Heather Cameron. Malheiros pulled out a close match 10-7.

Gusty wind a third competitor for Rapids, Cavs BY SARA PAGE


re you kidding me!” one competitor audibly exclaimed as she watched her cross court shot literally get knocked out of the air and fall limply in front of her competitor for an easy return. Clover Hill and James River girls’ varsity tennis players battled the wind nearly as hard as they battled each other in Thursday’s match. Just as players would get in a rhythm, a gust would come up and give the other side an easy point. The swirling wind made what was already slated to be a tough match even tougher. James River picked up a 7-2 win on their home court, but Clover Hill gave the Rapids a

workout. In the third singles slot, James River’s Emily Malheiros fell behind 4-1 to Clover Hill’s Heather Cameron. Malheiros won two points in a row to gain some momentum but Cameron got an early advantage in the next point with a hit just inside the left line and won a crucial point to stay ahead 5-3. Malheiros tied the game on back-to-back points and took her first lead of the day on the third point. She hit a ball that fell flat and unreturnable in the back left corner for a 40-15 lead. Cameron battled back with a nice hit inside the back left corner. They carried the point to deuce three times before Malheiros forced a pair of long see TENNIS page 8

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Lowery grand slam ends »scoring big Titan-ic comeback BY CHARLIE LEFFLER Media General News Services


o say that the Cosby baseball team had their backs up against a wall at host Lee-Davis would have been an understatement. Entering the top of the seventh, the Titans trailed 4-2 and had nearly exhausted their entire pitching rotation. In an effort to combat the Confederates’ offensive attack, Cosby went through five hurlers, including three in the sixth inning. But pitching wouldn’t matter if the Titans couldn’t get to the bottom of the seventh, which did not seem likely entering their part of the inning. Lee-Davis pitcher Jordan Boze held the Titans quiet since he entered the game in the fourth inning. He notched seven strikeouts and allowed just one hit on a toss-up call at first base. But with the game virtually in hand, Boze hit his own wall. With two out and one on, Boze walked Christian Beyer and Travis McQueen to load the bases. He got ahead of Luke Lowery with two strikes, but Lowery battled to a full count. With the deciding pitch looming, Lowery blasted a shot over the right-center fence for a grand slam and a 6-5 Cosby lead. “He started out the season with a dislocated toe, and we have to kind of hold him back, and he’s just starting to see some live pitching, and he’s coming around a little bit,” Coach Tim Lowery said of his son. “I think that was a great at-bat for him, battling in there against one of the best pitchers around in the region, in my opinion.” Lee-Davis head coach Kenny Lewis could do little but smile af-


Luke Lowery is greated at homeplate by his teammates. Lowery hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to lead Cosby past Lee-Davis 5-4 last Thursday.

ter the game. “You know Cosby’s going to fight until the end and they did,” he said. “That’s kind of a cool story because it’s the coach’s son who hits the grand slam. It’s one of those storybook things.” But Lee-Davis was not going to suffer their first loss of the season without a fight. With the Titans’ fifth pitcher of the game, Michael Carpenter on the mound, Hank Parsley dropped a shot to right for a single. But Parsley pushed the advantage and was caught on a pickoff at first. Will Connerley singled through the gap and stole second to get into position to tie the game. With two out and runners at first and second, it appeared the Confederates would at least tie

the game when Michael Kluver sent a shot to short left, but Cosby’s Beyer raced in to make a diving catch to end the game. Lewis had no doubts that Boze would bounce back from the disappointing loss. “He obviously kind of hit a wall there and that’s something we’re going to look into,” Lewis said. “Here again, he’s one of our horses; so we’re going to have to ride him. He knows that and I’m certain Jordan’s bothered by his performance … but he showed signs of brilliance. He’s been playing basketball all winter and I think he’s got some get-used-to to get done. But I don’t doubt Boze-y for a second. He’ll be there. He’ll be fine.” Lee-Davis got on the board first in the bottom of the second when Michael Thomas hopped

a shot up the middle to plate Steel. A single past second from Jacob Perks put two on for the Confederates then designated hitter Cory Thacker drilled a 3run shot over the right field fence for a 4-0 lead. Cosby answered in the top of the fourth with back-to-back homers by Sisk and Beyer. “Lee-Davis has always got a quality team they put on the field and feel like we do to,” Lowery said. “It’s a team of the Top 10 and we were just battling in there and somebody was going to win and somebody was going to lose. We just happened to be fortunate enough to come out on top.” Charlie Leffler is Sports Editor for the Mechanicsville Local and Goochland Gazette.

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8 || April 1, 2010 || from SOCCER page 6 most of the game. We just couldn’t keep [momentum] enough when they transitioned on us to put the game into the win category.” Down 1-0 at halftime, Midlothian notched three unanswered goals in 20 minutes to take a 3-1 lead midway through the second half. Senior Erin Layne got the Trojans on the board first. Hayley Myer took a direct kick from just outside the right corner of the penalty area. The ball was tipped behind Clover Hill goalie Alexa Legas, and Layne tapped it in. The Trojans got their own transition game going around the 60 minute mark when Katie Venck collected a pass from midfield deep in Clover Hill territory. Though she had a defender on her flanks, Venck saved a ball on the endline and sent a cross to Sara Putney, who put it in for the go-ahead. One minute later it was Venck again on the endline just outside the right post. As momentum carried her out of bounds, she sent in a right-footed shot that curled inside the left post for a 3-1 scoreline. “At halftime I basically told them we needed to settle the ball down. We were a little frantic. Our center wasn’t winning the balls like they should, so we needed to create more plays. We needed to build up into our offense rather than just kicking it to our offense,” Ward said. “Once we started doing that, it became a very different game for us.” Clover Hill, however, did not panic. “Right now our goals against average was 1.6 per game; so I told them before the game, ‘It’s going to take three to win,’” Clover Hill head coach Shawn Martin said. “When [Midlothian] went up by two the word was, ‘It’s not a surprise. I told you we needed three to win.’” Morgan Conklin cut the deficit in half with 18 minutes left in regulation with a slow roller past the right post. Four minutes later, the Cavaliers went back to their transition game. Courtney Harwood received a pass along the right sideline, dribbled into the corner and sent a perfect, hooking cross to Maliha Ataullah, who headed the ball into the goal. Midlothian got a nearly identical play with six minutes left when Putney threw the ball in to Layne. The header was punched out by Legas, who ended the night with 11 saves. The Clover Hill defense had a strong first half which showcased a battle between Clover Hill’s Meghan Musgrove and

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Clover Hill’s Dina Scott sprints down the field. Scott scored the winning goal in overtime in a 4-3 win over Mildothian.

Midlothian’s Venck. A perfectly placed leading kick from Myer near midfield went behind the Clover Hill defense on the left side of the field. Venck and Musgrove sprinted for the ball. Venck got there first but Musgrove stopped short in order to get defensive position and helped hold the Trojans to a long scoring attempt. “She’s a very good defender and often overlooked,” Martin said. “She’s very solid, very dependable, and we’re lucky to have her.” Midlothian had two fantastic scoring opportunities in overtime. In the first period, the ball bounced around the goal area with three minutes left, finally landing on Venck’s knee. Clover Hill goalie Margo Ruther made the grab on the goal line and sent the ball back

toward midfield. In the second period, Venck made a perfect throw-in that connected with Layne. Her header went just high. Clover Hill’s first goal came midway through the first half when Ruther, in the game as a forward, stuck with a ball near the end line on the left side of the goal. It squirted across the goal to the opposite side where Ataullah got a foot on it. Katie Baker finished the play. Ruther added four saves to Legas’ total for Clover Hill. Midlothian goalie Kirsten Hancock made 11 saves.

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returns for the point. Malheiros went on to win 10-7. Clover Hill’s Michelle Lee and James River’s Alexa Rennie also put on a great match for spectators. The pair matched point for point to a score of eight all before Lee began to pull away. In the 17th match-point, she fell behind 30-15 on a double faulted serve and a hit to the net, but came back to win the point with several well-placed shots. Lee went ahead 30-0 on what would be the final point of the match. She made a defensive swing at a ball to keep the volley alive. Rennie made a lunge to her left to save the return, but Lee put it away on a hard hit up the middle of the court. She went on to win the match 10-8. Scores: Singles: Lee (CH) d. Rennie 10-8; Stafford (JR) d. Luhmann 10-4; Malheiros (JR) d. Cameron 10-7; Dugnam (JR) d. Heah 10-4; Peters (JR) d. Ritter 10-2; Crisco (JR) d. DeGuzman 10-4 Doubles: Rennie-Stafford (JR) d. Luhmann-Lee 10-7; Malheiros-Dugnam (JR) d. PHOTO BY SARA PAGE Heah-Cameron 10-7; Moham- Clover Hill’s Michelle Lee returns a ball. She picked up a win med-Park (CH) d. Peters-Crisco in the first singles’ match against James River last Thursday 10-8. 10-3.

popularity when visiting Jerusalem for Passover. Accused by the religious leaders of his own people of claiming to be God. Charged by federal authorities with undermining the government. He is survived by his mother, Mary, brother, James, additional brothers and sisters, eleven disciples, and

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Please join us at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Good Friday, April 2nd and Easter Sunday, April 4th to investigate further.

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FREEE HEA FR HEADD and an NECKK CANCER CEER SC SCREE CREENINGS Recommended for men and women ages 35 years and older, who smoke and/or drink alcohol, or who have a family history of head and neck cancer. Free parking available. Appointments recommended.

April 15 | Noon to 3 p.m. Two locations: VCU Massey Cancer Center, MCV Campus Dalton Oncology Clinic, North Hospital, Ground Floor 1300 E. Marshall Street Nelson Clinic, MCV Campus 7th Floor 401 N. 11th Street

Call (804) 828-5465 to schedule an appointment or for more information. || April 1, 2010 || 9



Visit local at the Metro Richmond Zoo

Metro Richmond Zoo, located in Chesterfield County, continues to grow. The zoo welcomed a baby giraffe on New Year’s Eve (baby pictures online at New exhibits add to the family fun and for photography enthusiasts, the animals are great models. - photos by Elizabeth Farina

Reach over 27,000 midlominute » JOBS, readers weekly. CARS, To Place a Classified ad call: ext. 3 HOMES, or804-746-1235 fax us: AND 804-379-6215 us online: GREAT Visit STUFF or email us: TO BUY Credit cards accepted: AND SELL. SUBMIT PHOTOS OF COMMUNITY





Published every Thursday. Online every day. business & service

Home Improvements

Tree Service


GUTTER, Window Cleaning, etc. Call 897-4268

LIMB & TREE REMOVAL Reasonable rates. Lic. & ins. Family business 35 + years with Bob’s Tree Service 30% off Spring rates. 804-382-0371

BED MATTRESS SET Queen Size, 10 yr. warranty, new in plas tic. Sell $189 , Retail $400+. Can deliver. 804-639-2135 .

Lawn Services CleaningHousekeeping LET me clean your home the way you EXPECT it to be cleaned. Prompt Service-Wkly or Biwkly. Supplies provided. Great rates. Refer. 804-241-7903

Computer Services, Repairs,Upgrades,etc. Nerdy Know-How Co. In-home computer repair & networking. Need a nerd with Know-how? Call 804-955-5302. A+Cert.

Drywall-Sheetrock Drywall Installation & Repair Lic. & Ins. 437-2400 or www.

GRASS is Greener Lawn Care, LLC. Great prices. Mowing, Mulch, etc. Free Est. Lic/Ins. 971-2468 / 221-0565


Masonry D & P Concrete Patios, Sidewalks, Driveways, garages, agerate & footings. 572-4510 or 221-0683

Photography MODELS NEEDED to represent Photogra phy Studio at your high school. Interested? Visit our website 804-730-0182

You read this... So will thousands of others. Call 746-1235 x3

Furniture BED MATTRESS SET Full size, 10 yr. warranty, brand name, new in plastic, sell $169. Can deliver. 804-639-3827 BED MATTRESS SET King Size, 10 yr. warranty. Brand name, never used, still in plastic. Sell for $299. Can deliver. Store price $500. 804-739-6373

pets & animals

To Advertise Email Us At ads@Midlothian

Health Care

Houses Unfurnished



www.midlothian Visit us today!

Automotive General Education

Registrar Full Time

Private College seeking individual with good organizational skills; computer knowledge, and strong customer service skills. This individual will be responsible for all student records, along with receiving and recording student payments. E-mail resume to Director_of_Education

AUTOMOTIVE TechHiring one auto tech with a minimum of 5 yrs exp. State inspec. lic. required. Call Oliver 804-928-4321

real estate residential for rent

Houses Unfurnished BON AIR - 3 bdrm, 1 ba ranch, lg liv rm & eatin kit., c/a, lg shed, deck, fenced back yard, $1100. 794-0023 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WORKS! EMAIL ADS@MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM

P O W H A T A N - For Automobiles Sale or Lease 3bdrm, 3-bath, 2-car for Sale garage 1950sq. ft. Avail. 5/1. Call Ron HONDA - ’06 Civic LX. 4 239-2476. dr. sedan, AT, A/C, grey/grey, 89K, recently serviced at dealer. WESTCLIFF Henrico $8950. 804-519-6563 4/2 $1050 Carolina, Northside. 3/1 $675; Kaki Southside 3 Bdrms $995. Bertrum Honda - ’98 Accord Southside 3/1 $995. 4 DR EX-VL-V6 - all Dundas Chesterfield options - 57K - origi3/1.5 $1050 Section 8 nal owner - excepok. 804-350-5942 tional condition $7,200 (804)378-7761


Automobiles Wanted ûWANTED û Abandoned junk cars Pay $200 & UP Cash No title needed. 804-677-0156

CNA/PCA- FT Day 12- P O W H A T A N - 1890 hour shifts. Assisted sq. ft. 3-bdrm, 2-ba. Living home in E. brand new house in Call Powhatan. Trenholm. $1300/ 598-1990. mo. Ref. & Deposit req. Ron 239-2476

BED - New Mattress Dogs Set in Plastic w/ warr. Full $99, Queen $109, King Lab Puppies-AKC $189. Delivery/Lay - Chocolate females, great for family or A-Way. 218-0680 hunting. Family raised, both parents on DOG House- Large premises. $500 each. 3’ x 4’ x 41" Exc cond. Ready 4/5. Reserve wood / shingles yours today! $175. 794-6030 (804)991-2319.

SHED 3’ x 3’ x 67" F1-11 wood util or pool / lockable. $275. 794-6030


MITSUBISHI - ’02 Eclipe, 5-spd, silver, am/fm, cd, sunroof, great cond., family owned, 117k mi., $3850. 804-837-1679 Monte Carlo -’00 127k hwy mi, good condition, navy ext, leather interior, sun roof $4,900 (804)763-2512

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$ 99

Kroger Grade A Large Eggs 18 ct Carton


12-16 oz Pkg



10$ For

BUY 1, GET 1




Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage or Fully Cooked Sausage


Assorted Varieties 12-16 oz Pkg

White Seedless Grapes Pound

Heiner’s Giant Loaf Bread 24 oz

Pepsi or Diet Pepsi 2 Liter Bottles







Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon Assorted Varieties


Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice 59-64 oz


Cumberland Gap Whole

Semi Boneless Ham (14-17 lb Avg) Pound

$ 19


99 Limit 1

Items & prices good in Richmond Area through April 3, 2010

WED 31




Copyright 2010. Kroger Mid-Atlantic. We reserve the right to limit quantities. None sold to dealers.

Visit our website at for additional savings.

tuesday, Mediterraneo Fine Cuisine wednesday & thursday nights are

Family nights! TU E S DAYS : ½ price cheese pizza (toppings are regular prices) WE D N E S DAYS : Family style pasta. Choose 1 of 2 options of the evening, these family style bowls include a small house salad per person. $10 per person (kids under 6 no charge)

TH U R S DAYS : 3 course meal: choose an appetizer, main course and dessert from chef’s choices of the evening! $25 per person. (All of the above offers are not valid with any other coupons or promotions.)

We have expanded our Mediterranean selection by adding paella and tapas!

Stop by & Check Out Our Specials Monday - Friday 3-6 PM

804-794-5350 Check out our new menu online at & become a fan of Mediterraneo on Facebook!

3730 Winterfield Rd. Midlothian, VA 23113 Open 7 days a week! Lunch every day from 11am-5pm Dinner Sun. - Thurs. 5pm-10pm, Fri. and Sat. 5pm-11pm

Catering and private dining available!


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