Legislative Forum

An open forum for county residents to discuss legislation before the 1988 session of the Virginia General Assembly will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the McCoart Building.

Del. David Brickley (D-Woodbridge) and state Sen. Charles Colgan (D-Manassas) are scheduled to discuss such issues as elected school boards, AIDS legislation and consumer protection.

The General Assembly will convene Jan. 13 in Richmond.

Colgan, with Del. Harry Parrish (D-Manassas), is to meet with Manassas residents at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

Buckland: Landmark

Buckland, a small mill village off Rte. 29 near the Fauquier County line, recently was named to the Virginia Landmarks Registry, qualifying it for a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

The village, which provided a stopping-off point for travelers going west from the port city of Alexandria to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, is characteristic of mill-oriented communities dating to the late 18th century and the 19th century.

Very little renovation or alteration has been made to the dozen historic buildings in the village, which was chartered by the Virginia legislature in 1798.

Being listed on the state and national registers is mainly honorific and does not impose any restrictions on the owners of the property. Only local governments can impose such restrictions by designating an area as a historic district, officials said.

Former Inmate Sues

A former inmate at the Prince William/Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center who said he fell from a defective chair in the facility has filed a $1.5 million suit against the county and the Samsonite Chair Co.

Darrell C. Brown said that on Dec. 10, 1985, a chair collapsed, causing him to hit the concrete floor. Brown said in the suit that he has had to endure "great pain" and that as a result of injury he has had to wear a neck brace.

The suit alleges that after the injury occurred, he was unable to get prompt or proper medical attention. "Despite his repeated requests for medical attention, the ADC {Adult Detention Center} and its personnel have refused or failed to provide the medical examinations and treatments that is needed," court papers say.