News of interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post Oct.31-Nov.6.
BB Shooting Injures Teen
Several people armed with BB guns fired into a crowd of teenagers in Loudoun County on Halloween night, injuring a 14-year-old girl, the latest victim in a series of BB shootings in Northern Virginia, officials said.
Spaceship Hangar Opens
Matthew Seu of Ashburn and his two sons became the first to boldly go where no tourist had been before: within a few feet of the spaceship Enterprise. This was no movie prop. This was the real deal: a space shuttle, 122 feet long, able to carry a 150,000-pound payload, that once was capable of taking man beyond the blue. Enterprise has been tantalizing space buffs since the National Air and Space Museum kicked off its new branch near Dulles International Airport in November 2003. But until the museum opened its cavernous James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, the shuttle's round, black nose and white face could be seen only from a distance.
AOL Spammers Convicted
Two North Carolina residents became the first people in the nation to be convicted on felony spamming charges after a Loudoun County jury found that they flooded tens of thousands of America Online e-mail accounts with unsolicited e-mail, prosecutors said.