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The Late January, 2013 edition of Warren County Report

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Supervisors hold public hearing on random shooting in Thunderbird Farms Subdivision
they were surprised that the subdivision wasn’t included in those already listed in the Code,” “We want to partner with the Sheriff. There are people out walking, children being homeschooled, and some people keep horses and dogs. We’re not trying to take away people’s rights, we just want to change things,” Fisher stated. She told the story of the other shooting which occurred on October 3, this time at 9:30 in the morning. Someone drove by in a pickup, shot at a deer, even though it was out of season, and toward the house of a neighbor of

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By Carol Ballard Warren County Report Two separate shootings in the Thunderbird Farms Subdivision that required the response of Warren County’s deputies were at the heart of a request by concerned residents who appealed to the Warren County Board of Supervisors to add their subdivision to those already listed in the Warren County Code which prohibits shooting in designated locations. During a public hearing at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Supervisors, representatives of the 150 families of Thunderbird Farms Subdivision stood up to make their opposing or supporting opinions known. As it stands, the subdivision’s covenant states, in part, “No use of firearms, except for self-defense shall be permitted……which makes it clear that indiscriminate shooting is not allowed, but the sheriff can’t enforce this and the burden would fall on the citizens of the community to take legal action if shooters are caught. The ordinance would make it illegal which gives officers the right to arrest. “This gives the sheriff another tool in his tool box,” said Sharon Fisher, Thunderbird Farms Property Owners Association President, when contacted the day after the public hearing. “If we have to file a civil complaint, that’s more money that the POA doesn’t have,” she added. A quorum of 30 Thunderbird Farms residents voted unanimously at their annual POA

meeting last October for the request. At the meeting were sheriff ’s deputies who recommended the POA ask to be included in the Code. They also advised residents not to confront people if they are armed. “We have hunters in our family and I know about gun safety. Please shoot in a safe direction. It’s a safety issue for me,” Teresa Lamb, a supporter, said. She described how she and her husband Bobby were sitting in their home on the evening of September 4 at 9:30 p.m. watching Sunday Night Football with their windows open when they heard shots, then an animal “bellowing in pain”. Their fear was that it was a wounded and angry bear which could have caused considerable damage, not only to them, but to their neighbor’s two horses as well. They called the Warren County Sheriff ’s Department and two deputies came out. It turned out to be a deer, but wounded so badly that the deputies had to put it out of its misery. “When the deputies came out,

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resident Tom Cronin. “He got a picture of the truck, but not the plates,” she said. Neither of the shooters was caught. “I’m retired from the Army, and a gun owner, I’ve run ranges and fired all types of weapons, and know about public safety. The reasons I bought here were for the paved roads and because of the protective covenants saying there was no shooting except for self-defense. I want to live in a safe place with no bullets whizzing by,” Cronin said. Others expressed another viewpoint, questioning the value of more laws. “I don’t agree with the property owners association, there’s already a law that says, ‘Don’t shoot from your vehicle’. If you have a problem with your neighbor, go knock on their door. We don’t need another law or code,” said Kim Horgan. Some residents questioned whether the shooters were Thunderbird Farms residents, and others believe at least some of them are. Larry Beardmore agreed with Horgan and said there are other uses for guns besides protection. He cited invasions by skunks, squirrels, bears and crows, all of which destroy his fruit trees. He said the shooting problem comes from non-residents. Some of the property owners who were not at the POA’s annual meeting said they didn’t know that deputies would be at the meeting. On Wednesday Fisher explained that their intent was not to conceal any information, but that the disturbing shooting incidents happened after the six-week notice about the annual meeting had been sent out. “We want it to be open and transparent,” she said, and explained that the goal is the community safety. Supervisors discussed the issue and Vice-Chairman and South River District representative Linda P. Glavis asked County Attorney Blair D. Mitchell what the difference between a covenant and an ordinance was. A covenant is an agreement between the property owners and is not enforceable by the sheriff ’s department; an ordinance makes shooting illegal and can be enforced by them. Shenandoah District Supervisor Richard H. Traczyk observed that the vote of those present at the public hearing seemed to be split and suggested that there be a mailing out to the rest of the community, and for them to report back to the supervisors. Murray suggested that the letters be registered and then voters would have to respond and could vote by proxy, if necessary. When contacted on Wednesday, Fisher said that the plan is to send ballots to every property owner with return postage paid, and try to find a neutral party to count them. “And we were happy to hear the suggestion from the supervisors to send out information to everyone,” said Fisher. “But the ordinance won’t do it by itself, people

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have to help and report and be good neighbors with the end result that everyone contributes to a safer community,” she added. Subdivisions currently listed under the Warren County Code Section 177-3 are: Skyland Estates Subdivision; Shenandoah Shores Subdivision; Aspen Hill Farms (Skyview Section); Lake Front Royal Subdivision; Blue Mountain Subdivision;Apple Mountain Lake south Subdivision; High Knob Subdivision; and Stonewall Estates. Supervisors present at the Jan. 15 meeting were: Chairman Archie A. Fox; Vice-Chairman Linda Glavis; Tony F. Carter; Richard H. Traczyk; Daniel J. Murray Jr.; County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley and County Attorney Blair Mitchell.

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History

The Warren Heritage Society plans a series of events to mark the 5th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Front Royal. Learn more by visiting them on Chester St. in Front Royal or by calling 540-636-1446. Their website is at: warrenheritagesociety.org

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Frontroyall? Yes, for a while. Helltown? Well, never officially…
Chester Gap) or even northwest from Williamsburg all would have been heading for the Royal Frontier and would likely have been directed as such. Arriving in the location of modern-day Front Royal would have placed these travelers on the Royal Frontier for the first time in their journey, and by the 1780s the name obviously had come to mean this place specifically, or it would not have been a candidate for the town’s name in 1788. One final point of interest concerning Front Royal’s name is that on the Town Charter, written initially in Richmond by the State Legislature, the spelling of the new town was “Frontroyall,” all as one word and with two “l”s at the end. This spelling is found as well on maps of the area at least until 1809. Maps begin around 180 to show the town with its current spelling. This difference could have been the result of a scribe’s error in Richmond, or as a result of the spelling reflecting local pronunciation, but either way it is fun to take note of. Whatever story is your favorite for the town’s name, Front Royal has a wonderful and fascinating history which is well worth getting to know. Come visit us at the Warren Heritage Society on Chester Street to learn much, much more – and even see for yourself a full-size copy of the original Town Charter on display in the Ivy Lodge.

By Patrick Farris Executive Director Warren Heritage Society Front Royal has a wonderful name, all the more so because the name is not only interesting but enigmatic. From whence the name originated has been the subject of both scholarship and lore, as has the community’s (in)famous nickname: Helltown. More on that in another issue. We also need to recall that the very first name the community went by was LeHewtown – more about that and the legacy of the LeHew family in another issue as well. Let’s take a look at all the various origin stories for the town’s name. I will identify the source I feel to be the most likely – but my views should not bias readers should they prefer to go with a more colorful choice. One story related to Front Royal’s naming comes from the period of the American Revolution, when pickets were placed on the approaches to the town. During the 1770s and early 1780s Front Royal was a small community of fewer than 300 people, and the triangular shape of downtown formed by today’s Main Street, Chester Street and Royal Avenue roughly constituted the settled part of the village. Indeed, Royal Avenue did not even exist at that point in the town’s development. The words “front” and “royal” were said to be the passwords used by the posted sentries, so that upon hearing “front” barked out suddenly as one walked or rode in to town, the reply “royal” was yelled out in order to prevent the sentry from opening fire or sounding an alarm. The Revolutionary War siphoned off men and supplies from the area, but Front Royal never heard a shot fired in anger during that war, as military actions in

Virginia were confined to the Piedmont and Tidewater regions of the state for the most part. The British did come through Front Royal in the winter of 178, but as prisoners being taken north from Albemarle County, not as invaders, raiders or occupiers. The story about the pickets using the terms “front” and “royal” as passwords was circulated orally, and eventually was recorded in the county’s 150th anniversary commemorative book published in 1986. A second story concerning the town’s name comes to us from a variety of sources, but was originally published in 1831 by none other than Samuel Kercheval, the first historian of the Lower Shenandoah Valley. Kercheval related the now well-known story of how a group of older men, watching the local militia in LeHewtown train on the village square during the late 1700s, were amused to see the militia colonel’s frustration at his men’s incomprehension of basic drill orders, with men turning every which way at any order he would call out. Eventually the exasperated colonel simply barked out “Front the Royal Oak!”, ordering his men to all simultaneously face a large oak tree located in the village square. The humorous story spread and the name stuck, according to Kercheval. Although this recounting appears to be just a humorous story, there is a strong possibility that it – if not being the original source for the town’s name – related a real and true event, and coincided with the emerging name for the town in a convenient way. County and town militias during the colonial period and even through the early 1800s were mostly compulsory for every taxpaying man, however they met

and practiced usually only once a year during times of peace. As a result, it is very believable that a collection of farmers and townsfolk who have not collected together for the purposes of a militia drill for twelve months would forget the meaning of basic military drill commands. The final story related to Front Royal’s name is the most likely explanation, albeit not the most colorful. At the conclusion of the French & Indian War in 1763, the area west of the Shenandoah Valley was known as the Royal Frontier of the British Empire. Specifically, the Proclamation Line of 1763 followed the Allegheny Mountains along a southwesterly line from Canada to the Carolinas, and this line was the divide between the settled British colonies and the Indian Reserve. The English had a habit, on occasion, to mimic the French language when naming important places or events by switching the noun and adjective; hence Port Royal (Virginia), Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia), a “battle royal,” and so on. The Royal Frontier, then, became known locally as the Frontier Royal – or the Front Royal, for short – and when the town was chartered in 1788 the name had come into common enough usage for this location to be selected as the town’s name. In addition to these historical realities concerning the use of the term Royal Frontier to refer to the Alleghenies, the geographical location of Front Royal as a nexus of north-south and east-west roads lends even more credence to this explanation for the town’s name. Travelers being sent west from Alexandria (through Manassas Gap) or from Orange Court House (through

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donation to: United Way Of Front Royal/Warren County P. O. Box 509 Front Royal, Va 630 Keep in mind that unless you as the donor request that your donation be sent to another location, ALL funds raised in Warren County STAY in Warren County…to help our friends and neighbors when need arises. Smith-Osina also went on to thank all the members of the Board of Directors who have worked steadily and patiently to make this success happen. “It is THEIR success....they are totally committed to our community. Each year, I am amazed and thankful for the outpouring of support that this campaign has become here in Front Royal.” The Front Royal United Way supports the efforts of 1 health and human service agencies that provide services to Warren County residents. They are: Blue Ridge Legal Services, Blue Ridge Opportunities, Boy Scouts of America, Community Transitional Housing Program, Concern Hotline, Front Royal Women’s Resource Center, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s lege football superstar, it spun out of control. Te’o issued a statement within hours of the Deadspin report claiming that he was the victim of a hoax. He also has a noon press conference scheduled on Thursday, which will probably resemble a wild life special where a gazelle is feasted upon by a pride of lions. Maybe Te’o, a devout Mormon, wanted to find a way to disengage from a campus hook-up culture that allegedly often strays into sexual assault. But if he is hiding facts about his personal life, it’s hard to imagine the press backing off until they find out exactly what it is. If it was a hoax, then Manti Te’o, a man who would fall in love online, have a three year long distance relationship, and nurse a young woman through leukemia without ever seeing her in person, should be put in a lab and studied for the greater good. Yet as with the far more serious previous scandals attached to this storied program, the problem is not just the behavior of students but the moral compass on display by the adults in charge. Within hours of the story breaking online, Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick held a press conference where he backed Te’o to the hilt saying, “Every single thing about this was real to Manti. There was no suspicion. The grief was real, the affection was real, and that’s the sad nature of this cruel game.” Swarbrick revealed that a private outside firm had been hired to inves-

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Local United Way makes firstever on-time campaign goal

The United Way of Front Royal is excited and very proud to announce that again, thanks to the caring folks of Front Royal and Warren County, they have reached their 013 campaign goal of $115,000!!!! This is now the THIRD consecutive success for your local United Way. The goal has now been met for three consecutive years here. But even more impressive and satisfying to us is that this is the first time in at least 5 years that this goal has been met BEFORE the official end of the campaign, which was December 31, 01. While our goal increase this year was a modest one, the response from the public has been truly astonishing. President Jackie Bourque put it this way: “Thanks to all of you who really worked hard to make this happen. Every one of you has done your part and that makes the victory

all the sweeter.” Campaign Chairman Beth Waller expressed her joy this way: “Christmas came early this year— GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR DONORS!!!!” While this success is truly exciting, the reality is that MUCH more funding is needed to assist the twelve agencies that depend on the United Way to help them survive the difficult economy and keep our local safety net repaired and in place. If you have NOT yet given to our 013 campaign, please do not hesitate. We are asking all the citizens of Front Royal and Warren County to step up to the plate and give a minimum of $1 per week to help your neighbors. “$5 is a huge gift to your United Way, and one with which we can do so much” continued Smith-Osina. “Please don’t stop now…if you have not yet made a 013 pledge or donation, join your neighbors and make one now. It is OUR community…we CAN help those in need…if you do YOUR part”, she concluded. Your gift to the local United Way can be made by credit card through our web site, www.frontroyalunitedway.org, by calling the office at (540) 635-3636 or simply by sending your Lennay Kekua, who didn’t really exist. In the last six months as Teo’s fame ballooned, America learned about the football star’s soul mate who suffered a terrible car accident and while hospitalized, discovered that she had leukemia. Lennay, according to Te’o, would stay on the phone with him for eight hours while he slept because hearing him breathe would ease her suffering. In September, she passed away. This tragic relationship was covered in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and even the New York Times. Te’o did interviews where he choked back tears. He spoke of their time together as well as her parents. People raised thousands of dollars in her name for cancer research. Once again, she didn’t exist. A family friend of Te’o, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, in fact created the fictitious Lennay Kekua. Today I listened to a recording of Te’o on the Jim Rome Show, his voice quavering as he spoke about “Lennay’s death.” The only conclusion one can draw is that he was either the victim of an insanely elaborate grift whose ingenuity would humble David Mamet, or something stinks in South Bend. Either one believes that for three years, Te’o was content with an online relationship that involved neither Skype nor Facetime and just gilded the lily about their meetings. Or this was a ruse that started before anyone knew or cared who Manti Te’o was and as he grew into a col-

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Crying for Manti Te’o

By Dave Zirin Two years ago, I called the Notre Dame football program a moral cesspool. Two weeks ago, I wrote a story about the horrible treatment of women who have accused members of the Notre Dame football team of sexual assault, harassment and rape. These strands knotted together Wednesday in a drama that threatens to break the Internet: the incredibly bizarre, but unbelievably true story of Fighting Irish star Manti Te’o and his fake online girlfriend. Te’o was a campus icon: the runner-up Heisman trophy winner, and the acknowledged inspirational leader of a team that came within one game of a national championship. He also, as Deadspin.com reported in a brilliant piece of investigative journalism, shared, knowingly or unknowingly, an elaborate lie with major media outlets about a girlfriend, Stanford student

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tigate just who had perpetrated this “cruel game.” The Athletic Director even cried. His behavior only raises more important questions than anything Te’o will face tomorrow. Why hasn’t there been any kind of privately funded, outside investigation into the alleged sexual assaults committed by members of the football team? Why was there no private, outside investigation into Coach Brian Kelly’s role in the death of team videographer Declan Sullivan? It says so much that Te’o’s bizarre soap opera has moved Swarbrick to openly weeping but he hasn’t spared one tear, let alone held one press conference, for Lizzy Seeberg, the young woman who took her own life after coming forward with allegations that a member of the team sexually assaulted her. Swarbrick’s press conference displayed that the problem at Notre Dame is not just football players without a compass; it’s the adults without a conscience. Their credo isn’t any kind of desire for truth or justice. Instead it seems to be little more than a constant effort to protect the Fighting Irish brand, no matter who gets hurt. [Reprinted by permission of the author. Dave Zirin is the author of the forthcoming “Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the SportsWorld Upside Down” (The New Press) Receive his column every week by emailing dave@edgeofsports.com. Contact him at edgeofsports@gmail. com.]

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) will award $16,000 in grants to emergency service agencies, non-profits and local area teachers. The grants are made possible through REC’s LEARN (Literacy Education and Rural Networking) program. Completed applications must be returned to one of REC’s offices or postmarked by February 5, 013. “The LEARN program has made significant contributions to local communities,” said Ann M. Lewis, REC’s director of communications and public relations. “Previous winners have provided their communities with weatherization programs, materials to repair the homes of low income families and emergency housing assistance. This grant helps agencies, teachers or emergency services groups who need extra funding to complete their mission.” The Cooperative began the LEARN program in 1996. Since then, the program has awarded grant money to the community in support of more than 90 projects throughout REC’s service territory. REC will award 16 grants to organizations in the following categories: Applications are available at any REC office, online at www. myrec.coop or by contacting Brian Wolfe, REC’s public relations specialist, at 1-800-55-3904, ext. 5914 or brwolfe@myrec.coop. REC provides electric service to over 155,000 connections in parts of  Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative manages more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop

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After the Los Angeles School District banned sodas in schools in 004, then-governor Arnold Schwarzenergger went on to sign sweeping laws to improve the nutrition standards in California schools. Continuing that trend, flavored milk was outlawed in LA schools in 011. By now we all know that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pushed a ban on sodas larger than 16 ounces at restaurants and sports venues. While those steps may sound drastic, perhaps other states need to follow these leads since obesity often follows children into adulthood. Studies have shown that this is especially true for folks in the South who seem to be losing the battle of the bulge. For instance, Alabamians and Tennesseans are now amongst the fattest in the nation, waddling in a close equal second behind the folks from Mississippi. So perhaps we all need to get our heads out of the fridge and our tails off the couch, and re-examine our lifestyles. We can begin by increasing our weekly exercise. For instance, instead of driving to the supermarket, I now try to walk there. I find carrying home a couple of shopping bags stuffed with glazed donuts, chocolate chip cookies, Rocky Road ice-cream, hot dogs,

and frozen pizza burns off plenty of calories. However, there’s one food item I refuse to bring home: turducken. Have you heard of this? It’s straight from the American calorific hall of fame, and the mere mention of this dish plunges vegetarians into cardiac arrest. It consists of a turkey, stuffed with a duck, which is stuffed with a chicken, which is stuffed with sausage. Several Laws of Nature are broken in preparing this monolith of meat. Credit for inventing the turducken generally goes to (no surprise) a Louisiana chef who obviously wanted to push fellow Cajuns to the top of the Fattest State in the Nation list. And there are even some cooks intent on cramming more fat into these poultry beasts by deep-frying these mountains of cholesterol. It would be healthier to cook by just basting with high-level nuclear waste. So how should we improve our eating habits - and our health? We could look to other nations where traditional diets often consist of more protein and less fat. This might include tackling a bowl of Chinese cold shredded jellyfish, sampling some Vietnamese burnt sea slug, or digging in to a plate of live Ecuadorian lemon ants (which, if you have a liking for bugs, probably taste better than dung beetles). Asia is also home to a low-cal treat known as Baalut: fertilized duck or chicken eggs that are buried in the ground for several

weeks, then dug up, and eaten “ripe.” I believe I’d only be handling those babies wearing a Hazmat suit. Although, I might be able to appreciate their delicate flavor after some beers ‒ many, many, many beers. Along these lines, Australians are turning to local, leaner sources of meat, too, such as plump, juicy, tree-dwelling, witchety grubs. These are huge, chunky, white insect larvae that look like bleached caterpillars on steroids. Nowadays, these healthy treats are served in the finest Aussie restaurants and they taste like ‒ you guessed it ‒ chunky, white insect larvae. While we probably won’t see bugs or grubs turning up on LA school cafeteria menus in the near future, the California Calorie Cops don’t appear to be going away any time soon. In 011, they gave school menus a major revision replacing time-honored school cafeteria staples like corn dogs and chicken nuggets with treats such as sushi rolls and spinach tortellini in butternut squash sauce. Perhaps hungry, soon-to-be-healthier Californian school kids will be tempted by these new dishes, and echo their former governor: “I’ll be back... for seconds.” Nick Thomas has written features for over 00 magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Christian Science Monitor. He can be reached at alongtheselines@gmx.com

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Warren County High School Rotary Interact Club officers (l to r): Allie Mingo, Morgan Walton, Vanessa Calevro, and Alyson Fox, flank WCHS senior guidance counsellor Mary Kay Moose at recent Interact meeting. Barr photo. by Louisa Stanwich & Malcolm Barr, Sr. High school and middle school Rotary Interact club members in the Northern Shenandoah Valley are gearing up to help with the annual “Rotarians Against Hunger” program March . This year, Handley High School in Winchester will be the focal point of the huge program at which thousands of individual meal portions will be wrapped and boxed by the young people, destined for several povertystricken African nations. Among them are members of the recently-chartered Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Interact Club, sponsored by Linden Rotary, and the Warren County High School club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Front Royal. Both schools had a busy winter season, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, distributing Christmas baskets to the needy, and various other holiday season activities. Both clubs “adopted” a child to shop with, and visited elderly patients at Lynn Care. According to Megan Melberg and Emma Bunker, charter officers of the R-MA club, $1,300 was raised last year for “Rotarians Against Hunger”, one of Rotary Interntional’s major programs that involves children from Interact clubs worldwide. Of her experiences in volunteering over Christmas, Emma said: “My favorite part was wrapping Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Seeing the look on their face when they received the bag of gifts was priceless. The interact club made the middle schoolers feel like they were part of something, some-

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Master Police Officer program coming to Front Royal
Council argues over “derelict properties” at town entrance
By Meghan Moeslein Warren County Report Discussions Monday night between council, staff and Front Royal Police officials went well for officers looking at a few years of service for the town. A three tier program is likely to be established at the next meeting. The Master Police Officer, or MPO, program is being established with the hope that officers will remain with the town for years instead of using the position as a stepping stone to move on to different departments or careers. “This is the program that was originally brought to council by [former Police Chief Richard Furr],” said Town Manager Steve Burke. Furr was in attendance at the work session to answer questions if needed by council, and to show his support for the program. As officers move from a Police Officer 1 through a Police Officer 3 they will be required to go through specific training, and keep a clean performance record. Once at the Police Officer 3 level they are required to participate in three community events. After a PO 3 level officers can obtain the Master Police Officer title. Burke said that there are builtin requirements that ensure the candidates are well rounded and have the best for the community in mind when working to protect the citizens. At the PO 1 (Police Officer 1) level, officers who are newly hired can make $36,000-$38,000 annually, an increase from the $34,500 currently in place. The next level, PO , has to complete  years at the PO 1 level, as well as academy and field training. A second level officer will have good performance evaluations and no disciplinary actions beyond verbal warnings for six months prior to their application. The salary range at the second level is $37,5000-$41,000. After completing four years of active service for the town, and at least two years at the MPO  level, one specialized training course, and something a little different. “We want the officers to get involved [in the community] so the community recognizes the officers,” Burke said. The officer applying for PO 3 status must participate in three community events. They must also be certified as a general instructor. The salary range at this level varies from $41,500$49,000. The Master Police Officer will have completed eight years of active service with the town, and at least three years at the PO 3 level. Participation in community events also jumps at this level, requiring officers to participate in an additional six community

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events. “[We want to] encourage officers to take a leadership role within the department,” said Burke. Officers must conduct one in-house departmental training program and one specialized leadership training course. Their salary level ranges from $50,000$64,000 annually. Burke let council know a similar program is being developed to help maintain dispatchers as well. The Senior Dispatcher Program will be similar to the MPO program, with some differences as to duties and participation in community events. [Council approved the program at their Jan. 14 meeting. See related story this issue.] Another issue on the agenda during Monday evening’s work session was the matter of a few properties within town limits, and their status as derelict properties. In a memo from Town Attorney Doug Napier, Assistant Town Attorney George Sonnett, Jr., and Director of Planning and Zoning

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erty related issues, the two departments have decided to jointly provide you with an update on the status of the properties asked about by members of town council,” the memo states. One property in particular had council hot under the collar in discussions, the Moyer property on Duck Street. In a memo handed out to council the property is referred to as being a nonconforming junk yard. Camp said that originally the property owner had the property on permits as something other than a junk yard, in fact a presentation given to council a few years ago had the property pegged as a high end automobile dealership. “Mr. Moyer is now not in any substantial violation of the law. He has a zoning permit and a site plan. He has applied for a building permit and is actively working with the [Warren County Building Official, David Beahm] to get issues resolved that will allow him to have issued a building permit,” Jeremy Camp said. Currently there are “no inoperable vehicles on his property outside of the legally nonconforming (“grandfathered”) junkyard.” The memo continues on to say that the town will continue to monitor the situation at the property. “Part of the difficulty from the town’s position is that part of Mr. Moyer’s property is protected by its nonconforming use status as a junkyard, and some of it is zoned industrial, both of which limit the town’s legal options on dealing with the property,” it reads. Councilman Gene Tewalt, who has served the town first as an employee and in recent years a member of council in varying capacities, stated several times that there is no way that property could have been grandfathered in as a junk yard. “We’ve never allowed that,” Tewalt said. “[That’s an] entrance to town. It’s very important the town takes action on that property,” Councilman Hollis Tharpe said. Councilman Daryl Funk said

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that properties should not be targeted, but rather if found to be in violation, cited for their actions. “We can’t target anyone, if they are nonconforming we need [to take action against all of them] equally,” said Funk. Vice Mayor Shae Parker is hoping council will reach out to the property owner and see if there is anything they can do to help move the process along to completing the property as it was laid out in the original plans. Randolph-Macon Academy representative, Robert Helms, made a presentation to council regarding the campus-wide efforts to conserve water. “Back in early 011 we had the informational meeting with a consultant at the fire hall,” Helms said. “We quickly determined we needed to do our part to conserve water at the school, and save ourselves some money.” Over the course of the last 1 months the campus has been working on their consumption rates across the campus. Helms reported that while spending as little as possible, and without really notifying students to change their habits, the school has been able to save quite a bit of water, and money. Some of the changes that the campus underwent included swapping out shower heads, faucets, toilets, and the school found a huge savings when they swapped out some dish washers. Changing the dish washers reduced usage by 1/3 and dropped propane usage as a result. “We saved about $3,000 over the year,” Helms said. “We’ll realize better savings this year.” Council was impressed with Helms’s findings and asked if he had taken the results to other large scale customers on the town’s water including, Warren County Public Schools and the 4H Center. He said that he has had discussions with the NOVA 4-H Center, but not with the public schools. “Adults and kids need to be educated on [water] conservation efforts,” Councilman Hollis Tharpe added.

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Front Royal family deluged by winter storms, even snow, in Israel

Luann, Libby, and Len Sherp of Front Royal, taking in Israel this month.

by Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report (The following is another in an occasional series on unusual travels by members of our local community) A Front Royal Jewish family completed a first-time visit to Israel last month and were greeted by the worst storms in recent history which remained unabated the entire week they were there. How did they enjoy the experi-

ence? “Great!” was the verdict of Len Sherp, who with wife Luann Jacobs and daughter Libby, painted an archeological and human picture of their experiences in the Middle East where they visited both Christian and Jewish biblical sites from the Wailing Wall to the Holy Sepulchre. Would they repeat the almost 0-hour flights (via Switzerland) to take in the sights they had missed because of the snow (in Israel!), rain, sleet, hail, and

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“In a heart beat,” Len responded. Always an enthusiastic talker, Len took the opportunity to extoll the family’s experiences at Front Royal’s Dog Park while our three dogs frolicked in unseasonable weather of a different kind - sunshine, 60-plus degrees, with trees seemingly blooming early on this day in January. Len spoke of visiting Jerusalem, bathing in the Dead Sea (so salty, you cannot sink!), walking the “stations of the cross” in Jesus’ footsteps, of driving heavily

traveled highways and of seeing Bedouin nomads with camel caravans. He harked back to the time of the Roman Empire, the revolt of the Jews, talked of King Herod, the city of David, and of Solomon. Meanwhile, his cousin, father of a 1-year-old whose Bat Mitzva they were celebrating, looked out over the city which, with rain pouring down, he described as a “graveyard of umbrellas.” Indeed, the umbrellas were the item most featured in the myriad

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sidewalk shops and tourist arcades that normally would feature mementos of the site of the crucifixion,the Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemine, as familiar to Jews as they are to Christians. Given the stream of news out of Israel, Palestine, and bordering countries such as Jordan, did the Sherp family ever feel threatened? “Never,” Len told me, describing a city (Jerusalem) that is divided into quadrants similar to Washington, D.C. in which Jews, Muslims,Christians and Armenians work and live and worship at their own shrines, mosques,

temples and churches. An outstanding memory of their brief visit to Israel? Probably their pause at the ,000-year-old “Wailing Wall.” Luann, describing her emo-

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Private funding available to save original Morgan Ford bridge

Wayne Chatfield-Taylor discusses low-water bridge (at right) with Mary Powers Ryan of Rockland.
by Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report Wayne Chatfield-Taylor, a leading opponent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) proposal to replace the low water bridge on Morgan Ford Road, proposed last weekend that, in order to preserve the historic area, private funding may be offered to “repair and replicate” the original span without any cost to the taxpayer. Chatfield-Taylor did not say where the money would come from, or when the offer of private financing would be made. His proposal came during a discussion of Supervisor Richard Traczk’s controversial “no” vote on the VDOT bridge design which Barbara Frank described as “diabolical...what is he thinking, he is and has been the driving force behind the new bridge.” Frank hosted the meeting at which Chatfield-Taylor explained and appeared to excuse Traczck’s “about face” vote as representing a constituent whose property would be affected by a new, twolane, elongated span. The board of supervisors registered 4-1 in favor of the VDOT design at its first meeting of 013. “I don’t want to pour water on your parade,” Chatfield-Taylor told the group, “but that’s what

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On January 3, 013 at 4 pm the Front Royal Police Department received a call from a motorist who advised that she was traveling on Interstate 66 following a pickup truck and that the driver had displayed a handgun. Patrol officers were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Front Royal Police Corporal Steve Mauck observed the vehicle in question shortly thereafter traveling on Commerce Ave. Cpl. Mauck stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as John F. Ohlinger, 61, of 37 Church St. Front Royal. While questioning Ohlinger, Cpl. Mauck detected an odor of alcohol. After further questioning, Mauck arrested Ohlinger for carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence of alcohol. Ohlinger was transported to the Magistrate’s Office and placed on a $3500.00 bond. A General District Court date is scheduled at 10 am on January , 013.

he is doing. He’s representing a constituent” whose property is adversely affected. “But what about the rest of his constituents...me, and all of the others like me...why isn’t he representing us?” Frank asked. The “constituent”, as reported in the last issue of the Report,is Christopher Manion who, without a re-design by VDOT, could lose .39 - .49 acres of his property. Chatfield-Taylor estimated a cost of about $ million if the bridge is restored as-is, similar to the Artz Road one-lane bridge northeast of Woodstock that is under consideration for repair or rebuilding as a one-lane bridge

by VDOT. The VDOT estimates a cost of about $7.3 million, most of it in federal funds, for its proposed bridge at Morgan’s Ford. Safety was a major issue expressed by Frank, Susan ChatfieldTaylor, and Mary Powers Ryan, who agreed that the VDOT bridge would provide “a cheap bypass around Front Royal” and through the first proclaimed agricultural district of 50 designated by the state. They felt traffic would in-

crease drastically on neighboring roads and byways under VDOT’s plan. “In addition,” Frank pointed out, “the Warren County website itself lists Morgan’s Ford and its low water bridge as AN ASSET to the county!” “Given all the beautiful land in conservation easement, the long years of labor that have gone into its preservation, the significant tourist attraction represented by

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this pastoral part of the county, its historic significance and its crown jewel of Morgan’s Ford, the county has an express obligation to recognize, prize and protect this site, rather than abetting its destruction,” she said. Frank drew attention to an opinion by the state’s Department of Historic Resources whose architectural historian, Marc Holma, wrote on Dec. 1, 01, that “VDOT must go beyond simple aesthetic design enhancement to the new bridge and offer up mitigation that provides a genuine

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preservation benefit to the public.” One such example, Holma wrote, would be to sponsor a “Phase I archaeological survey with the goal of identying Smoketown.” Smoketown was an antebellum free black community near the Morgan’s Ford crossing, “the historic significance of which should be recognized and protected,” according to Holma. In a justification questionaire response running to about ,000 words, Frank described Morgan’s Ford and the low water bridge as “represent(ing)one of the best places in this part of Virginia. It is one of the few naturally occuring fords on the Shenandoah and is unique in every sense, including size and configuration...” “The ford is also one of the few places that brings past and present closely together...it has become a popular public park, overwhelmingly inviting because of the low water bridge...the existing bridge is stable and wants only repair.” Asked about the impending threat to the site by the building of a VDOT designed bridge, she said: “The threat is immediate. VDOT intends destruction and removal of the low water bridge and obliteration of the historic access route.” The group also agreed that the county was working from “its own agenda” and not being forthcoming about expansion plans in the area once a new, two-lane bridge is opened.

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advisor for the Kiwanis K-Kids program monthly helping 45 children grades 3-5 do projects in support of our community. Projects range from helping out with UNICEF and the Salvation Army. A mother of two boys (C.J. 9 and Michael 1) and grandmother to two, together with her husband Terry, who is in construction, Virginia is also a long time volunteer at the animal shelter and for the last two years has been on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Warren County. The Board and the shelter personnel have been directly responsible for the dramatic turnaround of the shelter in the past two years. In addition to volunteering at the shelter, Virginia spends Saturdays from 11am-3pm at PETCO in the Crooked Run Center to help dogs find their forever homes. To date she has assisted in getting 17 dogs adopted. For cat lovers, check out Southern States on Saturday during these same hours. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank PETCO’s manager

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Humane Society of Warren County PAWgress Report

Some of the pets currently looking for a home are (from left) Nikita, B. B., April and Kitten. For more information, stop by the shelter at 1245 Progress Dr., visit www.humanesocietywarrencounty.org or call 540-635-4734.

During 01, the Humane Society of Warren County advanced our life saving efforts. We celebrated record breaking adoptions in both our cat and dog departments. Cat adoptions totaled 381 for the year, a 7% increase over the previous year. Dog adoptions totaled 379, a 15% increase over the previous year. We rely on adoptions to save lives and if you are one of our heroes who adopted in 01, we thank you. Over 93% of dogs, 46% of cats and 90% of ‘other’ animals were reclaimed, adopted or transferred to rescue. While this helped to dramatically decrease our euthanasia rates, our intake numbers are still overwhelming. HSWC took in 019 animals from Warren County residents last year. That number includes cats, dogs, snakes, rats, mice, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, turtles, sheep, pigs and one sugar glider. It is for this reason that we must all work together to continue to reduce Warren County intake rates through responsible and affordable spay/neuter options and humane education. We now have a staff, a volunteer force and a Board of Directors who see that eliminating the senseless euthanasia of adoptable pets is within our reach. However,

we have the responsibility to ensure that this goal is obtained in a sustainable manner. This is critical, as the choices and actions we make today will affect the future of the Humane Society of Warren County. We value our community support. It is this support that has allowed us to rebuild our foundation and given us an opportunity to look towards a future where all adoptable pets are given a second chance. We have a vision to be a ‘humane community’ not just a community with a humane society. In 013, you can count on us to continue to take careful, yet unyielding steps to secure a future for all the adoptable animals of Warren County. These changes are expensive; it costs more to save an animal than it does to euthanize it. We must continue to work hard, to spread the good word and to increase our resources. We believe the animals are worth it, we know you do too. If you’d like to join our efforts to make Warren County a humane community and save the lives of adoptable animals there are many ways to help. 1) Spay and Neuter. Learn

about the importance and benefits of spay/neuter and then educate everyone you know. If your pets are already altered, you can sponsor a shelter pet. You may have a neighbor or friend with financial difficulties; you could pay for their pet’s alteration. Allowing a pet to live without having spay/neuter surgery, and then allowing its puppies or kittens to live without the surgery can lead to more than 67,000 homeless dogs in six years and more than 11 million homeless cats in nine years. By providing just one spay/neuter surgery, you would be saving numerous lives. ) Foster. Foster parents are a vital part of the equation to save the lives of adoptable animals. Open your home temporarily to a shelter pet in need. You’ll save the life of not just that animal but allow an open kennel for another animal to wait for their forever family. 3) Volunteer. Volunteering to show adoptable animals off-site helps to increase their visibility and is vital to saving lives. Not everyone thinks of traveling out to the shelter on Progress Drive but everyone shops at local retailers. Volunteers who are willing

to transport and show adoptable animals off site play a critical role in helping us save the lives of the animals we love so much. 4) Donate. Funds are an integral part of the equation. While we get support from the county, we still have to raise $00,000 every year if we want to save lives. You can support our efforts through membership, corporate sponsorship, supporting a fundraising event, or through a general donation. Every dollar counts. While we’ve made great PAWgress in the past year, there’s more to do. If you’d like to help please visit us at www.humanesociety-

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to accepting donations of merchandise for the store and putting it up for sale, the thrift store also provides assistance in emergencies. Also, as a result of the move, additional volunteers are needed for stocking shelves, accepting the twice-a-week deliveries, and for sorting donated items. Aylor urged potential volunteers to stop by the Main Street store, or call: (540) 635-68. She said she expects there to be little or no interruption of scheduled hours.
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by Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report The Blue Ridge Hospice thrift shop at 113 East Main Street will move its operation to the Royal Plaza Shopping Center in March, store manager Jeania Aylor told the Warren County Report. After four years, Aylor said, the store has “simply run out of room and to adequately serve our community we needed more space.” The new and expanded store space is located a few doors from

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RGIII and the Crisis of Liberalism in the United States
how RGIII was hurt, but it says so much about the Washington consensus liberalism that Robinson so ably represents. There was a time when progressives, as a point of principle, made an effort to side with the people against the tyrannical and corrupt. The best of Bob Herbert, Jimmy Breslin or Molly Ivins, always makes clear that the fish rots from the head and the Beltway wisdom that “you get the government you deserve” served only to shield those in positions of power. But times have changed. Now, if you criticize President Barack Obama; if you say that armed drones and kill-lists shouldn’t be part of US foreign policy, or that a negotiated austerity is nothing to cheer, or criticize anyone but Republicans, 1st century liberals like Robinson see their role as blaming you for hobbling the President, weakening his hand, and making the situation worse. This shift of liberalism’s focus is seen so clearly in Robinson’s analysis of what happened to RGIII in round one of the playoffs. Robinson writes that the transcendent rookie was injured because, “It is the fans — in the stands and in front of their television sets — who have made football our national sport. Risk and injury are not just a part of the game, they are at its heart.” This analysis might seem to make sense to some on the face of it, but it’s really just hot air that actually obscures the role that powerful people played in making RGIII’s injury an inevitability. If Eugene Robinson would only turn his gaze away from all of us, he’d see that fault actually starts not in the stands but in the owner’s box with Redskins boss Dan Snyder. Snyder is a billionaire and

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Dinner, Robinson writes, “If you are a football fan and are appalled by what happened Sunday and want to find someone to blame, look in the mirror.” At first I shrugged off this analysis as a top-columnist venturing out of his comfort zone to discuss a topic that had all of Washington buzzing, and falling flat. But Robinson’s analysis actually reveals more than the liberal lion intended. It may say little about

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able organization in the National Football League. Even though Snyder holds this reservoir of resources, the field on Sunday was in conditions that would shame a public high school. As Chris Chase of USA Today wrote, “FedEx Field’s turf was a dangerous embarrassment on Sunday. Before the game even started, there were bald patches between the hashmarks and sloppy turf near midfield. Once play began, conditions quickly got worse. Multiple Redskins slipped on the team’s first possession. When their feet slid, chunks of grass would fly up like after a golfer hitting a 9-iron … Players didn’t need cleats, they needed work boots.”

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titled, “Don’t blame Shanahan for leaving RGIII in the game.” Shanahan, in Robinson’s mind, was just enacting the will of the fans to see RGIII squeezed dry until he was a twitching husk on the stadium’s torn-up turf. This is beyond garbage. I watched the game with people who bleed the team colors of burgundy and gold and they were screaming at the television after the first quarter to take RGIII out of the game. They were suffering with every limp, every hobble, and every agonizing step the quarterback took. They wanted him out of there not just because he was completely ineffective and the team has an able backup in Kirk Cousins. They knew that he is the future of this team and that future needed to be protected. They’ve also grown to love the rookie and didn’t want to see him in pain. The imperative to sit RGIII was obvious to everyone but Shanahan. Former Washington Wizards Etan Thomas, in a terrific column on the Post’s website called “Robert Griffin III: An Open Letter” describes the reaction of his seven-year-old super-fan son Malcolm who said, “If RGIII is hurt and playing, couldn’t he get hurt more? Look at his face daddy. He is in pain. Why is he still playing if he is in that much pain?” Shanahan froze and didn’t protect his player, costing his team the game and perhaps costing the franchise its star. After the game, the veteran coach was even worse, saying that he kept RGIII in the game because the -year-old demanded to keep playing. What a profile in courage. As sports columnist Tom Boswell wrote in the Post, “If ever a veteran coach needed to accept responsibility for the reins of a player, it was Shanahan over Griffin in this game. Yet he simply passed the buck to his player.” Even worse, USA Today is reporting that Mike Shanahan has openly misrepresented what team orthopedist Dr. James Andrews said to him about RGIII’s knee. As they reported, “Andrews insisted he never cleared Griffin to return to a game in which Griffin initially injured his knee, even

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though coach Mike Shanahan again tried to lay the responsibility on him.” If this is true, then Mike Shanahan should never work in the NFL again. If it’s true it’s also a horrific example of a person in authority abusing their power. Once again, this is something Eugene Robinson could have discussed. Instead, just as Shanahan passed the buck to RGIII, Robinson passed the buck onto us. Yes, football is a game unsafe at any speed. Yes, it’s governed by a toxic macho ethos that makes injuries like we saw Sunday inevitable. But there are real flesh and blood people we can hold to account for what took place. There was a time when we could count on liberals with a public platform to be a part of this fight. That era is starting to look as outdated as calling a team the Redskins or as much past its prime as a certain 60-year-old-coach. If there is going to be a real fight against power and privilege, not just in sports but in politics, it’s might be time to champion some new fighters. [Reprinted by permission of author. Dave Zirin is the author of the forthcoming “Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the SportsWorld Upside Down” (The New Press) Receive his column every week by emailing dave@ edgeofsports.com. Contact him at edgeofsports@gmail.com.]

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to this writer, as a longtime benefactor of the Wayside Foundation for the Arts, the retired dentist and community activist must have been bitterly disappointed to make his announcement of the possible demise of the theater during the first week of his presidency. At its annual meeting Dec. 18, 01, Brill said the board of directors “has come to recognize that (the theater) cannot sustain itself without community support considerably above existing levels.” “While we are not prepared to give up the fight to keep our doors open,” Brill continued, “we have given ourselves 90 days to determine if we can continue.” That the board also decided not to sell subscriptions for the 013-14 season sounded an ominous note. Also, there was no announcement of any proposed major fund-raising activity beyond the letter. Craig Laird, head of Royal Oak Computers, and one of a significant group of “Wayside Fellows,” said: “I hope the board, along with the community, can come up with a workable plan to sustain the theater through the long term.” Laird also is a “Leo” medalist, recognizing his support of the arts in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Royal Oak Computers is one of three sponsors of the upcoming show. The other two are Anytime Fitness and Executive Suites. Brill said: “Last year, Wayside Theatre appealed to its community in a crisis. Over 700 individuals stood up and raised $106,000. Those funds helped us to retire the immediate shortterm debt...(without which the theater would have been forced)

The cast of “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” sing and dance a happy tune although Middletown’s historic Wayside Theatre faces an uncertain future

by Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report The historic Wayside Theatre in Middletown opens what may be the final run Jan. 6 if the dire predictions of theater board president Byron Brill and artistic director Warner Crocker come to pass. Taking many by surprise with an unanticipated second “ask” letter in 01 that got a poor response - the first launched the end of 011 was so successful it overshot the goal to provide $106,000 - Crocker went public with a plea for another $90,000 minimum to cover current op-

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to close its doors...the immediate need is for $90,000 in the next 90 days in order to go forward...” Several circumstances have brought Wayside to this point: the international economic crisis beginning in 009; a 55% drop in corporate support; a fall in attendance over the past two seasons reflecting a 30% decline in ticket sales; state and federal grant money is down 60%; local funding is almost non-existent, although one county (Shenandoah) reportedly said it had never been approached. Meanwhile, the theater slashed its budget by a third - $300,000 and its already small professional staff. Nevertheless, Wayside was a training ground for young people and acting classes provided a small but important income stream. Other unmentioned financial setbacks presented future problems for the Wayside: founder Leo M. Berstein turned over the building to the Foundation several years ago. It was found to need up to $1 million in improvements, not only for comfort of patrons but for safety as well. Some $400,000 in borrowed money was spent on demolition and rebuilding in back of the old structure. A verbal promise of $100,000 toward this was not kept. Boards of directors came and went but none initiated any major fund raising. Crocker eventually wore two hats, including that of general manager, and personnel cutbacks continued. Thomasin Savaiano, resident lead actress, sold advertisements and produced a handsome program for each show. Low paid interns contributed mightily, supporting administrative tasks. Some showed surprising talents alongside the professionals on stage. Brill concluded: “The campaign of the next 90 days is tacit recognition that to continue next season and for the foreseeable future... Wayside Theatre must secure permanent and lasting changes to its financial base. We reaffirm our belief in the loyalty and level of commitment of our supporters and are confident they will work with us...to (assure) that Wayside will remain a centerpiece of the cultural life of the Shenandoah Valley for many years to come.”

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Discovering Front Royal – Project Lead the Way Engineering
amount of research on human body kinesthetics and found a solution that is effective and safe. Assisted Human Strength – William Ricks, Nicholaus Wheeler and Laura Moran. Inspired by the Iron Man movies, this project is to provide a means of augmenting human strength for rescue situations. Emergency personnel with augmented strength would be more effective at saving human lives. This group has engineered and prototyped pneumatic muscles to be attached to a human arm to provide additional strength for lifting. Their solution is low cost, and ultimately scalable to the entire human body. Automotive Waste Heat Regeneration – Tyler Ritter. This project captures the energy from the exhaust gases of an automobile to turn a turbine and generate electricity. This recaptured energy can offset electricity use in a car and provide overall better economy. Tyler has performed extensive engineering and fabrication for his prototype, including two opposing turbine elements to reduce bearing load. This concept can apply to both hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Boat Design Challenge - Zack Poehler and Tyler Ritter. This challenge was to design an easily fabricated boat using standard ¼” steel plate. The boat design was done in a 3D modeling program (Autodesk Inventor), and then analyzed for longitudinal and transverse stability. Ultimate judging will be based on actual model performance after fabrication. Tyler and Zack constructed a small model and performed a scale inclining experiment to determine the stability of their design and demonstrate its validity. Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) – Kyle Brewster, Dale Meek, Nathan Christman, Maria Haas, and Michael Flanagan. The RWDC for 01-013 is to design an autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system for search and rescue. The UAV must meet all FAA requirements and search a designated area in New Mexico for an injured Scout. In addition to designing a small aircraft with sensors, the challenge includes calculating time to detect and capturing all system costs for ground control and support. The judging criteria include: time needed to detect based on onboard sensors combined with overall program cost to fly 50 missions. The challenge requires an exhaustive use of multiple computer programs including 3D modeling, simulation, and computational modeling. For more information on Project Lead the Way, contact Melody Sheppard, Director of Technology and Career and Technical Education at (540) 635-713 or email her at msheppard@wcps.k1.va.us.

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By Ken Thurman Warren County Report Continuing to build on the success of last year’s engineering program, teacher Tom Breed leads some of the most gifted young minds you will ever come across. After a student-led brainstorming session, projects are selected that interest the students and functioning prototypes are constructed. Tom then introduces his students to the ten step methodology for solving engineering problems and groups are formed to tackle the challenges. Students are required to maintain an engineering notebook, prepare a technical paper, create a Power Point presentation and trade-show style materials, plus give an oral presentation to a panel of judges. On January 30th at 6:30 pm in the Warren County High School auditorium, the public has a chance to see some of the most innovative engineering projects you can imagine. Projects include: Re-Design of the Bain Non ReBreather – Laura Moran. This project is to redesign the coupling providing anesthetic gas to an animal during surgery. The existing design can kink or twist a hose when an animal is turned over, causing asphyxiation. Laura has performed extensive research on couplings, gas containment, partial pressures and testing methods to come up with a design that can be tested to be effective without actually endangering an animal. Seated Hamstring Stretching – Thomas Madden and Jacob McConahy. This project is to provide a method of preventing tight hamstrings from long seated periods. Today the use of computers for long periods of time causes leg problems, including tight hamstrings. Madden and McConahy have engineered a low-cost, portable solution to mitigate the ill effects on the hamstrings from long seated periods. Jacob and Thomas have performed a tremendous

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Forsyth has a long involvment in air force professional education systems. Also, he was a pilot and navigator, logging 3,500 hours including 750 hours of combat missions in Iraq, including Desert Storm and Iraqui Freedom. Born in Brookings, S.D., Forsyth said he and his wife, Tamara, look forward to joining the R-MA family and “to becoming part of the Front Royal community.” (Louisa Stanwich is a junior at R-MA. She looks toward a career in journalism and has begun covering high school news for Warren County Report).

Change of command at R-MA; Hobgood retires, Forsyth new president
who lives in Front Royal, welcomed the new general: “I admire our retiring general very much, but I look forward to attending school next year under the new president. Either way, R-MA will continue to be a great prep school and we wish General Forsyth well.” Hobgood served as president for 16 years. He and his wife, Carolyn, will continue to live in the community. On behalf of faculty and staff, Col. Gary Sadler, commandant, paid tribute to Hobgood’s tenure. “He has transformed R-MA to a military prep school that is respected by America’s best colleges and universities. His focus on education and mentoring has drawn a dedicated and enthusiastic faculty to R-MA who are dedicated to bringing out the very best in every student.” Of Forsyth, Sadler said: “(He) has honorably served our nation and our air force over 30 years (he retired in 010). You don’t do that without personal commitment, dedication to excellence, and service to others. That commitment, integrity, and character, leading and inspiring men and women in combat and in peace, makes him the perfect person to be the next (10th) president of R-MA.” USAF Staff Sgt. Malcolm Barr, Jr., 8, an Iraq veteran and a graduate of R-MA (1997-00), commented from his base in Germany: “I always felt good about General Hobgood and Mrs. Hobgood while at R-MA, and since. The general was always approachable and supportive. I wish him a happy retirement and I wish General Forsyth well as the new president of the Academy.”

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Maj. Gen. Maurice Forsyth, USAF (ret) succeeds current Randolph-Macon Academy President Maj. Gen. Henry M. “Mack” Hobgood July 1. by Louisa Stanwich and Malcolm Barr, Sr. Warren County Report Students and faculty welcomed the announcment of retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Maurice H. “Maury” Forsyth to succeed retired USAF Maj.Gen. Henry M. “Mack” Hobgood as president of Randolph-Macon Academy this week. Forsyth’s appointment, by the R-MA Board of Trustees, was confirmed by Joseph Silek, board chairman, and commences July 1. Silek pointed to Forsyth’s “amazing resume” and his “heart for education and for students (with) values that are in line with what the Academy stands for.” While saying the student body is sad to see Hobgood’s departure, Grace Alexander, a junior

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Lance Armstrong’s Discordant Redemption Song
all. Armstrong needs to look like he’s playing ball with USADA while also gently challenging the most damning sections of their lengthy report on his performance enhancing drug use. Their exposé, put together with numerous eye-witnesses over the course of years and at a public cost of millions of dollars, makes him sound like less of a run-of-the-mill PED user and more like Joe Pesci on a ten-speed. They paint the fallen icon as a bullying, intimidating, and threatening presence who compelled other competitors to use PEDs and aimed to bribe or scare off anyone who attempted to challenge his cycling empire. And by the way, Armstrong is also seeking to rebuild his cancer foundation Livestrong, which has taken a massive public relations hit since USADA’s lifetime ban compelled him to resign from the board. He is attempting to use the forgiving, New Age, healing glow of Oprah to please multiple masters with a mix of candor, charm, and puppy dog sympathy. There is a slight flaw however in this plan, which would challenge the smoothest of operators: that’s the stubborn fact that Lance Armstrong is also a person who makes Rahm Emanuel look like Tickle Me Elmo. As his friend Sally Jenkins, co-author of Armstrong’s bestseller It’s Not About the Bike wrote in The Washington Post, “I like Lance Armstrong, have always liked him. Not the fairy-tale prince, but the real him, the guy with the scars in his head, both visible and invisible, the combative hombre who once crossed a finish line swinging his fists at another rider, the

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criminal, ringleader. As she made clear, “I have to doubt it, because it’s not my personal experience. What I don’t doubt is that Lance is a very intimidating character on the bicycle. As a competitor it’s a situational personality that he puts on when he was riding in those Tours. Lance can use a lot of very tough language and there’s no question that he can be a very tough character. Now, did he intimidate people on a criminal level? I don’t believe that for a second and I think that’s an extremely overdrawn portrait…” Armstrong needs to figure out a way to deny this part of USADA’s report while also demonstrating repentance in order to extract a modicum of mercy from the anti-drug agency. At the same time, if he opens up If that wasn’t challenging enough, too much about what went on Armstrong is also, according behind closed doors, Armstrong to USA Today, trying to mend could also expose himself to an fences with Landis in hopes that absolute Macy’s Thanksgiving he will drop the suit. If Ms. WinDay Parade of lawsuits. He’s al- frey pushes on this relationship ready being sued by The London and whether Landis is telling the Sunday Times who are aiming to truth, Armstrong will probably recover $500,000 they were or- demur gently, which will anger dered to pay him in a libel case USADA. If he expresses that concerning his PED use. He’s also salty side of himself, he will invite facing a federal whistle-blower more lawsuits. Whatever you feel lawsuit issued by former team- about Lance Armstrong, he finds mate Floyd Landis who was also himself in a waking nightmare. If stripped of his own 006 Tour de only the leaders of the financial France for PEDs. (The sport real- crisis and those who orchestrate ly does make Las Vegas look like the Pentagon’s torture and drone Salt Lake City.) Landis claims that program could find themselves Armstrong’s attorneys tried to in a similar tsunami of attention, LIBRA (September 23 to October intimidate him into silence after condemnation,feel comfortable in your 22) You might and legal proctolfamiliar surroundings, but it might be he accused his former friend and ogy. time to venture into something new. teammate of using PEDs. The Oprah Winfrey recently wrote There’s a challenge out there that’s Justice Department will surely be a postivelyfor you. just right Oprah-esque goopy SCORPIO What I Wish I watching the Oprah interview as column titled(October 23 to NovemARIES (March 21 to April 19) ber 21) Your love of things that are they assess whether to enter that new newAt 1. big this piece of cavthe Knew gets a In boost as you encounYou’re eager to take on opportunity opening up January ter a situation wisdom, fray, back Landis’s lawsuit,asand ity-inducing that opens up Oprah new and gives way to February. Now all wrote, “The older I far you go with it attempt to get back the $30 mil- you exciting vistas. How get, the less I need to do is resist quitting too early. depends on you. lion the US Postal stay with it. Do your best to Service spent worry about anything. I can 22 to SAGITTARIUS (November see TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) in sponsoring Armstrong’s team.Doff December 21) That recent workplace life unfolding in divine order. And

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even in times of the greatest turmoil, I can stop, get still, and see with utter clarity: This, too, shall pass.” Lance Armstrong doesn’t have the luxury of that perspective. This shall not pass no matter what he says this week. But it could get one whole hell of a lot worse. [Dave Zirin is the author of the forthcoming “Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the SportsWorld Upside Down” (The New Press) Receive his column every week by emailing dave@ edgeofsports.com. Contact him at edgeofsports@gmail.com.]

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B y Town Manager Steve Burke commented tered from what this body has approved,” Parker said. “As I understand that they want to move the election to June.” Not quite the response council had hoped for. “Yes, that is correct,” Napier said. Parker would like Napier to reach out to delegates to see whether or not they could get confirmation that “a substitute bill was introduced”. “We could certainly contact Del. Sherwood,” said Napier. “It certainly would not hurt.” Even Darr weighed in on the alleged changes made outside of council’s request. “I had some real concerns with our charter changes that were sent to the General Assembly. We have been working on this for the last Thursday and Friday pretty diligently with the town attorney and hopefully we can at least have Del. Weaver, Gilbert and Del. Sherwood, or someone to get with us,” Darr said. “[Let’s] hope that this was an error that was made and can be corrected.” Councilman Bret Hrbek said a simple no would have sufficed, making changes that council had not approved – for a town that none of the three delegates assigned to the area know much about, according to Hrbek – isn’t what the town is looking for at this stage. “I want to just ask the citizens who participated this process, for the past six months, who worked and research and sit here as we held public hearings, and asked for input from Front Royal citi-

zens when elections should be made, should they be partisan, should they not be partisan, should we allow pigs to be sold on Main Street, and all these other kind of archaic things that were in the charter get cleaned up, ”Hrbek said. He requested that citizens who have been following the charter changes, and who have fought either for or against the change, reach out to all three of the Delegates that cover Front Royal in order to request they not make

Meghan Moeslein Warren County Report In preparation for the administrative offices moving to Main Street from Royal Avenue a town wide phone system upgrade took place Monday, January 14 from 7 a.m. until approximately 7:30 a.m. In observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday town offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, offices will reopen Tuesday, and close again on Friday in order for the administrative offices to move. All of the offices involved in the move will reopen in their new location on January 8. During the town council meeting on Monday, January 14, Mayor Tim Darr requested information on the possibility of hosting an open house and ribbon cutting at the new administrative office location at the former BB&T Bank building on Main Street.

that an open house would be held following the completion of all offices being relocated, “in February or March.” Vice Mayor Shae Parker asked Town Attorney Doug Napier if he had heard any updates on the proposed charter changes, namely moving the town elections from May to November. “What is being presented is al-

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what exactly “reasonable charges” are, and who determines them to be “reasonable”. “The town is allowed to charge it’s actual out of pocket expenses, that means that we have to calculate what that would be,” Napier said. He went on to say that there is a legal understanding of what “reasonable charges” are in regard to FOIA fees and relating requests. All council members voted to approve the first reading of the ordinance that would amend town code pertaining to FOIA requests. The second public hearing on the docket was an ordinance to amend town code pertaining to utility accounts. “If approved, [the changes] would include fees previously approved by council, and will allow utility customers or dependents who are in poor health an extension on payment before utility service is disconnected due to non-payment,” Berry said. In 008 code was amended to include a fee for a returned check on a payment, and again in June 01 to include “other fees that include reconnection fees and non-payment”. Customers in poor health can request an additional 30 days – in addition to the 0 days given after a bill is issued – to make a payment. Those customers in poor health must provide certification in writing from the director of the Warren County Health Department stating such. “Upon providing certification the service termination may be delayed twice within a 1-month period, but may not be consecutive,” the amendment reads. Instead of a $0 “service charge” for returned checks on payment customers will be paying $35 for returned checks. If the total amount of the bill and the $35 fee are not received within three business days, the customer will have a disruption in services. All council voted to approve the first reading. The third public hearing pertained to outdoor displays, sales and storage and was also a first reading. The proposed amendment was really for housekeeping. It cleans up language, adds definitions, and clarifies existing language. “In general, the proposed changes are less restrictive than the current regulations in the town code. Exemptions are provided for certain activities, and additional flexibility is provided for temporary uses and minor activities,” said Berry. In the same note the changes may be “more restrictive on certain uses” including greater limitation of when a recreational vehicle or travel trailers may be parked at a residence. The Master Police Officer program that would help the town retain officers as well as make their wages competitive, was approved unanimously with Councilman Gene Tewalt absent. All members of council voted to approve the three tiered program that would help officers see a clear path of promotions, pay raises and community involvement. In the motion to approve council stipulated that this program is to be continually funded by every future council during budget season. Councilman Daryl Funk said that as a community we all need to do more to support our local law enforcement. Town Manager Steve Burke said that a similar program is in the works for the dispatchers with the police department as well.

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Review: ‘Ready Virginia’ App isn’t ‘Ready’
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A toast to Virginia’s record wine sales
By Samantha Morgan Capital News Service RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell has good reason to break open a bottle of Virginia wine and celebrate: Wine produced by the state’s vineyards posted record sales last year. Virginia wineries sold about 485,000 cases of wine during the 01 fiscal year, which ended June 30. That was up about  percent from the previous record of 477,000 cases in 011. And wine exports, to both other states and other countries, jumped a combined 39 percent. “More sales provide more economic development and job creation opportunities, especially for the vineyards, wineries and the many businesses supporting them, like restaurants and bedand-breakfast establishments, all across the commonwealth,” McDonnell said this week in announcing the sales figures. The biggest increase was in the export of Virginia wines to other countries, especially the United Kingdom and China. The state wine industry’s international exports quadrupled – from about 700 cases in 011 to more than 3,300 cases last year. “Virginia wines continue to be rising stars in the global wine industry,” said Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore. He noted that Wine Enthusiast magazine named Virginia as one of the top ten wine destinations in the world. Katie Hellebush, executive director of the Virginia Wine Council, says the governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell have been “our greatest cheerleaders” in promoting wines from the state’s vineyards. Sales of Virginia wines to other U.S. states increased 4 percent last year – to more than 14,000 cases. Virginia is fifth in the country in the number of wineries; there are more than 30 in the Old Dominion. The industry provides jobs for more than 4,700 Virginians and pumps almost $750 million into the state’s economy. Hellebush said the wine industry could get even bigger with help from the General Assembly. “We have put forth legislation in the past to create tax credits to be able to provide for growth in the industry,” she said. “A lot of the equipment people are using is very expensive. And so that is just kind of one more tool in the toolbox for people to be able to use to have some funding to help them grow their business.” On the Web For more information, visit the Virginia Wine Marketing Office’s website at www.virginiawine.org

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Gubernatorial candidates even in fundraising
By Katherine Johnson Capital News Service RICHMOND – Less than $150,000 separates Virginia’s two candidates for governor, according to campaign finance reports filed by Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli and his Democratic challenger, Terry McAuliffe. Cuccinelli ended the year with $1. million in his campaign war chest, while McAuliffe had a little over $1 million, according to finance reports posted on the Virginia Public Access Project. The numbers take into consideration all money raised and spent from July 1 through Dec. 31 of 01. The candidates filed the reports Tuesday, and they were immediately posted by VPAP, a nonprofit organization that promotes public understanding of money’s role in Virginia politics. As of this point, numbers aren’t telling us “much of anything,” said Thomas Morris, president of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and the former secretary of education for Tim Kaine. “It didn’t tell us that much, except that … both of them will be well financed and that the campaign or the election is not likely to be settled on the basis of one candidate outraising the other candidate,” Morris said. Geoffrey Skelley, a political analyst at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, said the money race reflects the opinion polls: “Any polling that’s been done so far has shown the two candidates to be neck and neck, so I’d say that the race is very close.” According to Skelley, money won’t be the only important factor in the race for governor. “I think a lot of what will affect this race is how national politics plays out,” he said. “Virginia has a long history of electing a governor of the opposite party of the party that controls the White House,” Skelley said. Morris said he would be surprised if one gubernatorial candidate pulled far ahead of the other in fundraising. “McAuliffe obviously has the better known reputation … He has been a fundraiser and head of the Democratic National Committee, so he’s had a lot of experience raising funds,” Morris said. But Morris believes the same goes for Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general. “The Virginia Republican Party has no difficulty raising sufficient funds to support its nominee as well. I expect both of them are going to be well financed by the time we get into the summer months when major expenditures begin to take place,” Morris said. He sees one possible “wildcard” in the race for governor: Lt. Gov.

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Groundhog Day can trace its origins back to ancient Europe, when a badger served as the weather prognosticator. Now those duties belong to a groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, which is a rodent belonging to a group of large ground squirrels. The tradition of Groundhog Day revolves around the groundhog and if he sees his shadow. If the groundhog emerges from his burrow and finds it to be cloudy outside, there will be an early spring. However, if he is faced with the sun and sees his shadow, he will retreat back into the den for a longer nap, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Groundhog Day coincides with the Christian festival of Candlemas Day, which also takes place on February . Candlemas marks the halfway point between the shortest day of the winter and the first day of spring. Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of her son, Jesus. On this day, Christians remember the presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple. Because there were no electric lights at that time, candles were used in church celebrations, and the festival became known as the mass of the candles, or Candlemas. Much like Groundhog Day is today, Candlemas was used to forecast the weather, hence the old weather proverb: If Candlemas Day be fair and bright Winter will have another fight. If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain, Winter won’t come again. Although Groundhog Day annually finds millions of people tuning in to hear whether the winter will stretch on for another few weeks or give way to an early spring, there are ways to infuse new traditions that can make the holiday much more than a supersized weather forecast. Based on ancient customs and folklore, people across the country can incorporate new traditions into the Groundhog Day celebrations. In addition to watching for the groundhog to emerge, consider these ideas. * Decorate your home with candles and light them in honor of Candlemas day. * Gather scraps of fabric and faux fur and let children craft their own groundhog sock puppets. Encourage them to make predictions of how the weather will turn out. * Learn about the groundhog by looking up information on the Internet or in the library. Depending on where you live, groundhogs may be native to your area and can be observed when the weather warms. * Plan a Groundhog Day party and feast on nuts, fruits and fresh vegetables -- all items that a groundhog would scavenge in his natural habitat. * Create meals celebrating the holiday. Make a meatloaf shaped like a groundhog atop a hill of mashed potato “snow.” Bake up a batch of cupcakes that are dusted in cookie crumbs for dirt and use a chocolate cookie iced with a groundhog’s face to appear to be “peeking out” of the cupcake. * Considering that Groundhog Day has Pennsylvania Dutch roots, plan a meal that celebrates those roots. Include fare like brown butter noodles, chicken corn soup, apple butter, pork and sauerkraut, and pretzels. * Decorate the house in spring flowers and warm-weather trinkets in the hopes that spring will soon be on its way. There are many different ways to breathe new life into Groundhog Day celebrations.

Engle’s Angle: Dead Batteries and Full Bladders
By Kevin S. Engle Warren County Report My wife heard it first. She nudged me, but I was out of it, lost in dream land. “Chirp.” She nudged me again. Still no response. When I’m asleep, really asleep, it takes a minor earthquake to get my attention. “CHIRP!” I jumped as that registered on my Richter scale. The smoke alarm battery was dying. The one in our bedroom. I rubbed my eyes and squinted at the red numbers on the alarm clock. 3:15. Why do these things always happen in the middle of the night? “We’d better change that,” my wife said. “Now?” I asked, not wanting to. Have you ever woken up and had to go to the bathroom, but were too lazy to do it? That’s what this was like. Maybe I could ignore it. Maybe I wouldn’t hear it again. Maybe it would go back to sleep. And maybe my elected officials truly have my best interests in mind. Yeah. “Chirp.” “CHIRP!” “#$%^*$##,” I grumbled as my feet hit the floor. Changing the smoke alarm battery in our bedroom is a two person job. And since there was no one else around to help my wife, I guess that meant me. That smoke alarm is more than eleven feet off the floor. We need a ladder. That ladder is in the garage. I can’t get to that ladder unless I first back my car out of the garage. And if I carry that ladder up the stairs myself, I’ll be banging that ladder in to the walls. I threw on my sweatpants, grabbed my car keys and headed for the garage. I opened the garage door. I backed the car out. We lifted the ladder off the wall and carefully negotiated it up the stairs, around a few bends and into our room, setting it down on some old rugs my wife had strategically positioned on the floor. We didn’t dare get dirt on the floor. Even in the middle of the night. Ok, that’s my rule. To my surprise, I replaced the battery and screwed the smoke alarm back on without any issues, something I typically can’t do in the middle of the day, let alone the middle of the night. At 3:45, we climbed back into bed. I was asleep two and a half seconds later. “Chirp.” I lay there, my eyes open, expecting to hear it again. But that was it. For some reason, it always does that after we replace the battery. I closed my eyes. And then I remembered. I still had to go to the bathroom.

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Dear Stewart, What is that shrub that has no leaves but has lots of yellow flowers? It’s beautiful. Emily Dear Emiy, I’m sure it’s Witch Hazel, (Hamamelis virginiana), a native deciduous shrub and an excellent choice for your landscape. It has tight clusters of spider like yellow flowers that appear in the fall as the leaves are turning and dropping and continue on into winter. There are other species of Witch Hazel that produce orange or red flowers on bare branches in winter or early spring before the leaves appear thus making this shrub a win-

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ter standout. Imagine a flowering shrub in winter! It’s normal size is 10 to 15 feet in width and heigth, but can grow taller and it prefers moist acidic soil, but is adaptable to most soil conditions AND has no major pests or diseases. Use it as a specimen plant or in a grouping. The name Hamamelis is derived from two Greek words, meaning together (with) fruit, referring to the simultaneous occurence of flowers with the fruit of last year’s flowers. The fruit capsule contains a glossy black edible seed in each of the 2 parts of the capsule, which splits open explosively, as it warms up, shooting the seeds up to 33 feet away! The medicinal value of it’s bark and leaves were used by American Indians in the form of tea for dysentery, to treat colds and cough; as a poultice for cuts, sores, bruises and insect bites amongst others. Most of us are familiar with the liquid product Witch Hazel that is used as an astringent to alleviate itching and stinging. It is added to many other products as well, including lotions for treating bruises and insect bites, deodorants, hemorrhoid creams and eye drops. The name Witch comes from old English “wych” for pliable branches. The Colonists used its flexible forked branches as “witching sticks” to search for water or precious metals, and Hazel is because the leaves resemble the leaves of the Hazel Nut. Enjoy this bright spot in the winter landscape!

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Monday thru Sunday 10 am to 4 pm- Closed Wednesdays • 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA • 540-635-4734 • humanesocietywc@gmail.com
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The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward program began in 1997 with volunteers dedicated to improving the health of trees by providing educational programs, tree planting and care demonstrations, and tree maintenance throughout the community. The group now consists of over 30 active members with several interns working toward becoming certified tree stewards from our annual “All About Trees Class”. Each month Stewart will answer a question from our readers. Please forward it to “Stewart” in care of frwctreestewards@comcast. net and we may publish it in a future issue. Please visit our website at www.treesfrontroyal.org.

COME ONE! COME ALL! The Humane Society of first fundraiser of 2013! You canSUMMER CARNIVAL Saturday,in 187 chance to win $350 in cash!the Front Royal The Humane Society of Warren County is kicking off it’s Warren County Presents: A purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a 1 August 13th, 10 AM - 9 PM at Each raffle ticket will be randomly on Commerce Avenue. Games, Dunking Show. Check for your number breed on the HSWC Facebook Page. Treats, Cotton Candy, Hot 11th and 12th to Fire Department assigned to a dog breed from Westminster Dog Tank, Giant Castle Bounce,/ Cake Walk and Prizes, Carnival Watch the dog show February Dogs, Popcorn see if you breed/number wins! Winner announced February 13th 2013. All proceeds benefit HSWC! There are Call:540-635-4734 of tickets available, get yours now! and Drinks, BBQ Dinner @ 4 PM. To Volunteer/Donate/Sponsor only a limited number

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