News of interest to Loudoun and Fauquier counties that appeared in the daily Post July 31-Aug. 6. Tuesday2

Hospital Turned Down

Loudoun County supervisors turned down a request by health care giant HCA Inc. to build a hospital north of Dulles International Airport, bringing to a head years of often caustic debate over development, political influence and the future of medicine in one of the country's fastest-growing counties.


Concerts in Comfort

The Bluemont concert series, a decades-old tradition in Northern Virginia, has cultivated a discerning following of aficionados as well as folks who just want live, outdoor music without the parking hassle and expense of a major venue.

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Doctor's License Suspended

The Virginia Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a prominent Chantilly pain doctor who has been named in court papers as a target of a far-reaching federal investigation into prescription drug abuse, officials said. The board accused Joseph K. Statkus of overprescribing powerful narcotics and failing to monitor patients, some of whom became addicted, according to state records. In one instance, he kept prescribing opioids for a 16-year-old auto accident victim despite warnings from other doctors that she was too young to handle the medicine. The girl distributed her medication to other teenagers and adults in Loudoun County, the board said.

Elinor Scheel, 2, left, plays with her mother, Kristin, both of Waterford, at the Bluemont Concert Series at Freedom Park in Leesburg.