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VIRGINIA BRIEFING

Lake Anne in Reston is one of 15 lakes, ponds and reservoirs in the state that will be part of an Environmental Protection Agency water quality survey.
Lake Anne in Reston is one of 15 lakes, ponds and reservoirs in the state that will be part of an Environmental Protection Agency water quality survey. (By Jahi Chikwendiu -- The Washington Post)

Joshua W. Andrews, 25, of Woodbridge is accused of fatally shooting the men in 2001 and 2002 during a month-long series of crimes that stretched from Virginia to New York.

The shootings began Dec. 12, 2001, when Clayton Breeding, 24, of Woodbridge was shot in the parking lot of Rippon Middle School in Woodbridge.

Prosecutors say that on Jan. 2, 2002, Andrews and another man robbed an apartment near Dumfries. Romanno A. Head and Robert I. Morrison, both 22, were fatally shot. A third man also was shot but survived.

Jamel S. Crawford, 28, of Woodbridge, a key prosecution witness, is also charged in the shootings. He is scheduled to go on trial next month, and prosecutors have agreed they will not seek the death penalty in return for his cooperation.

-- Maria Glod

EPA SURVEY

15 Bodies of Water in Va. Selected for Monitoring

Lake Manassas in Prince William County and Lake Anne in Reston are two of 909 lakes, ponds and reservoirs selected to take part in a survey of the nation's lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"The first step of protecting and preserving is monitoring and measuring," said Benjamin H. Grumbles, the EPA's assistant administrator for water. Testing performed by federal and state biologists will help complete a water quality report card with benchmarks to measure progress. The scientists will assess water quality by identifying bacteria and plant and animal life in the water, sediment and shoreline.

Fifteen lakes, ponds and reservoirs were selected for the survey in Virginia and six in Maryland, including Lake Habeeb in Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland.

Results of the survey will be published in 2009. The survey is scheduled to be conducted every five years and is part of the EPA's plan to assess the country's rivers, coastal waters, wetlands and streams.

-- Christy Goodman


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