he Alexandria consulting firm hired by the Manassas City Council to review bids submitted by four cable television companies will report its recommendations to the council next week. Among the services each company offered is that everyone in the city would be connected to the system whether or not they are paid subscribers so the city can read utility meters and offer other city services electronically, according to City Manager Macon Sammons. Public hearings will be held after recommendations are received from the firm, CTIC Associates.
The 10th Annual Manassas Fine Arts Guild show, slated for March 15 through 17 at the Manassas Mall, will have a new look this year, according to Chairman Jan Ford. "We canvassed the neighborhood businesses for awards money and came up with $3,000," she said. "This total has brought in stronger and better art than we've had in the past." The most money ever available for prizes was $750 in 1984, Ford said. This year the highest award to be given -- for best of show -- will be $500. The art works, which will include oils, watercolors, acrylics and several types of sculpture, will be done by artists from Roanoke, Baltimore and Fredericksburg as well as from Northern Virginia. The awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. March 16 at the Center Mall, Ford said.
Three Osbourn High School youths brought home state wrestling championships in their weight divisions from the competition at Harrisonburg, Va., two weeks ago. They are Robert McMillan, who won in the unlimited weight category; Mark Zapf, a 105-pound limit, and Kenny Kratzer, 112-pound limit.
Andrew Litton, the National Symphony Orchestra's 25-year-old associate conductor, will be the guest conductor at the Prince William County Symphony Orchestra's program this weekend at Potomac and Stonewall Jackson high schools. Litton will lead the orchestra in a presentation of Weber's "Euryanthe Overture." Other offerings are Henry Kicinski performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto and John Colbert playing Beethoven's Clarinet Concerto.
The Potomac program will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday and the Jackson program at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens and $3 for children under 12. For information, call Rebecca Randolph at 494-2207.