Leesburg Set to Trim Tax Rate
Homeowners' Bills Would Still Rise
By Lila de Tantillo, Page LZ01
Leesburg is poised to lower its property tax rate for the first time in 15 years -- by a half-penny, to 21.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Review Clears Deputy in Fatal Shooting
By Karin Brulliard, Page LZ01
The fatal shooting of an armed Ashburn man by a Loudoun County sheriff's deputy in March was justified, according to a Sheriff's Office investigation and a review by Loudoun County's top prosecutor.
Letters To the Editor
Conservation Is Costly
From Michael Laris's article "Loudoun Ruling a Growth Win" [Metro, April 20]: "But landowners who oppose additional construction say the ruling will harm rural businesses . . . " and the comment by Malcolm Baldwin, who supported the tighter 2003 zoning, that "[t]here aren't any of us who own enough property to create his own rural economy."
Nonprofit Eyes Net Gains in Public Safety
Loudoun Crime Commission Involves Residents and Law Enforcement Officers
By Karin Brulliard, Page LZ03
It has organizational flowcharts and 11 pages of bylaws. It has committees, brochures and a handful of board members.
Carpooling Makes Strange Bedfellows
Political rivals Pat Buchanan and James Carville have found something they agree on and can work together to promote. The former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the Democratic consultant commuted to work together from Loudoun County on Wednesday to encourage residents of the Washington D.C. area to take advantage of the region's many ridesharing options.
Loudoun Community Events Week
Arts and Crafts
MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA PARTY, ages 5-11, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Dress in party attire. Register by tomorrow. $10 per person. 703-771-5913.
Walking in Loudoun's Shoes
Fla.'s Flagler Learns About Life as Fastest-Growing County
By Ron Word, Page LZ06
Bob Aiken had mixed emotions when he learned that Flagler County, where his Palm Coast home is located, had been ranked the fastest-growing county in the United States.
Reston Hospital Center
A son, Tyler Lorne Clites , to Linda and Timothy Clites of Middleburg.
Loudoun Community Events Week
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-4910. Also 11:30 a.m.-noon, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. 540-439-9728.
1. Wright Property, along Poland Road, north of South Riding. Rezone about 2.28 acres from R-1 (residential, one unit per acre) to PDH-4 (planned unit development, four units per acre) for single-family detached residential development.
Coach Breathes Fire Into the Dragons
Moravek Makes Notre Dame a Program to Watch
By Charlie Moss, Page LZ14
Practice has been underway for nearly 30 minutes, but Liz Lipovsky and her teammates have yet to find the time for anything more than a quick sip of water. Footwork drills precede agility drills, which lead to speed drills before reverting back to more footwork training.
Schneider Looks to Be Unemotional
By Dan Bowman, Page LZ14
Stone Bridge No. 1 boys' tennis player Dan Schneider hopes to maintain an even temperament during his rematch tomorrow with Loudoun Valley's Matt Vaughn -- the Dulles District's top player. The last time the two played, at Loudoun Valley on April 12, Vaughn (8-0) handed Schneider (6-1) his only loss of the season, 10-6.
'Kicks for Caeden' Is a Hit
By Angela Watts, Page LZ15
The few sprinkles that fell Tuesday night in Leesburg did nothing to diminish the success -- or the spirit -- of the Heritage girls' soccer benefit game, "Kicks for Caeden." The event honored the school's first girls' soccer coach, Trevor Eback, who died in October from liver cancer, and raised $4,000 for an education fund for his 10-month-old son, Caeden.
Track and Field Notebook
Bulldogs' Gates Won't Live in Past
By Sean P. Flynn, Page LZ15
A frustrating, injury-plagued junior season kept Stone Bridge's Joe Gates from reaching his goals in track and field during 2004. But as this track season begins, Gates has vowed not to dwell on the past and instead focus on being one of the area's best high and long jumpers.
Varsity Sports Calendar
Gunston at Notre Dame, 4
Dominion at Potomac Falls, 7:30
The Week That Was
News of interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post April 17-23.
INTRODUCTION TO REIKI, for those touched by cancer, 6:30-8 p.m., Loudoun Cancer Care Center, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Suite 130, Sterling. "Tuning Your Own Energies," Thursday, and "Chakra Meditation," May 26. The program is taught by Bruce Winkle, a Reiki master, and several of his students. Free. Register. Call Karen Archer at 703-444-4460.
To Adopt an Animal
BW, a year-old male domestic medium-hair, and Jasper, a 1-month-old male Dutch rabbit, are available for adoption from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter.
The Loudoun County Animal Shelter , at 39820 Charles Town Pike (Route 9) in Waterford, offers pets for adoption to anyone over 18. More pets can be seen at www.loudoun.gov/animals. The shelter has animal viewing and adoption hours from 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For adoption information, call the shelter at 540-882-3211 or 703-777-0406.
Loudoun Religion Notes
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Sterling will hold a worship service for people and their pets the fourth Sunday of every month, starting at 4 p.m. today, with Communion for the people and blessings for the animals. The service will be held in the church's Sanctuary in the Woods but will be moved indoors if the weather is bad. 201 E. Frederick Dr. 703-430-2121. www.stmatthewssterling.org.
The following were among incidents reported recently by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For more information, contact your local police or sheriff's department.
Loudoun Home Sales
The following home sales were recorded recently in Loudoun County and supplied to The Washington Post by the Loudoun County Assessment Office. To find sale and assessment records for homes in Loudoun and other Washington areas, visit www.washingtonpost.com/realestate.