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Renowned UVa Political Analyst Sabato Shapes Students’ Lives


“He’s certainly been following prised when Sabato would answer for UPS Asia Pacific and chair-
Virginia politics for a long time his e-mails with paragraphs-long man of the American Chamber
so he can put what seems like a answers once he became a stu- of Commerce in Singapore.
momentary trend, he can put it dent in Sabato’s popular Ameri- Sokun served with the U.S.
in context, which I find the most can Politics 101 class. Department of Transportation
helpful. He’s very good at draw- “A lot of people find him to be under President Bill Clinton as
ing comparisons between the arrogant, and seeking attention,” deputy general counsel from
political dynamic now to, say, the said Sill. “It’s mixed on campus. 1994-1999
nineties or the eighties or the sev- Some people hate him, some “Professor Sabato was able to
enties.” people like him. I think overall blend academic research with
Sabato and the Center are valu- he’s appreciated.” real world applications and then
able to the Republican Party of Part of this appreciation is for communicate in such a way to
Virginia as well because of his Sabato’s help in landing students
ability to “spot trends before oth-
er people do,” according to Gar-
ren Shipley, spokesperson for the
jobs and internships. Steve Sokun
said Sabato’s recommendation
letter helped him get an intern-
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forum of politics. Staff Ken Stroupe told Virginia platitudes at their weekly con-
His motto, politics is a good Statehouse News that Sabato says fabs,” in the student paper, the
thing, has attracted and propelled he wants his next profile to be his Cavalier Daily. There are few is-
decades of University of Virginia obituary. sues of the Cavalier Daily from
alumni to politically involved po-
sitions on both sides of the spec-
In 2005, at the age of 52, Sabato
made himself the record-holder
the early 1970s that don’t include
a quote from Sabato or mention
Angie Buterakos
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“He’s very collegial,” said former
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That notoriety exists in 2010,
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Center for Politics. Sabato made
where his upper level classes are
competitive to enroll in and his
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room. He’s in his element there.” founding the university-based vites prominent politicians and
Pugh graduated from the UVa in political analysis organization at experts to campus for speeches
2008 and worked for Sen. Olym- his alma mater. in class. UVa senior, Chris Sill,
pia Snowe (R-Maine) on Capitol
Hill. He says students would an-
swer questions and Sabato would
The Center’s Crystal Ball, a na-
tional political race analysis fea-
ture that predicts outcomes of
says he’s “a name-brand profes-
sor.”
“In his textbook, which he co-
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respond with new questions, presidential, Senate and House wrote, he talks about different
keeping political debate hot. races, lands near perfect accu- controversial issues like taxes and
“As far as influence goes, it’s racy rates in several cases. the war in Iraq,” said Sill. “He did Alison Duvall
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what he’s doing with the Center
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“You can always count on Larry,
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make the subject come to life,” bato was on Fox News or MSNBC about five classes from him and for his students and the larger
said Sokun. that night, he would stick around worked under him for three years public,” said Wasserman.
This approach to teaching poli- for hours to meet with students as a political researcher. With these witnesses saying his
tics caused some students who and chat about politics,” said Da- “There are those outside of UVa classes and enthusiasm brought

The were undecided majors and new


to the department of politics to
major in politics, said Caleb Ver-
vid Wasserman, former student
and colleague. “He was not only
the most high profile, but the
who believe that he is simply
out for a quote or for attention,
but that hasn’t been my experi-
undecided college freshmen into
the world of politics and even-
tually jobs on Capitol Hill or on

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bois, a former teaching assistant. most accessible professor I had at ence,” said Wasserman. “I think campaigns, it’s no surprise he is
Verbois said that from behind UVa.” his willingness to be accessible to one of the most recognizable fac-
the curtain Sabato was “fairly Sabato introduced Wasserman, students is unrivaled at UVa and es on UVa’s campus. That is also
energetic and fairly organized,” U.S House of Representatives ed- that’s the real Larry Sabato.” attributed to the face time he gets

Times but his unique draw was how he


spent time after class.
“It’s not unusual for him to be
itor of the political analysis fore-
cast the Cook Political Report, to
his current boss during the three
“If I had to give you two points
about Larry, number one is that
he’s achieved what no other aca-
in broadcast and cable news and
in newspapers.
The university has also granted
there for an hour or hour and a years Wasserman was working demic really has, which is ubiq- him a notable privilege for a UVa
Stephens City half after class ends just to an- for Sabato in the Center for Poli- uity, and he’s one of the nation’s professor: a spot on the Lawn, a
Kernstown swer questions,” said Verbois. tics. He said his friends teased leading political pundits and it’s grassy place in the middle of the
Middletown “He’s very much a student’s pro- him because he chose to attend because he has an uncommon UVa campus that houses ten Jef-
fessor in that respect.” UVa so that he would learn un- knack for making politics acces- fersonian-style, two-level brick
Press releases should be “It didn’t matter if Professor Sa- der Sabato, yet he eventually took sible, relevant and entertaining buildings or pavilions. As a resi-
emailed to: dent of one of the pavilions, Sa-
bato lives his life the same as he
news@sherandotimes.com
does in the classroom, said for-
Publisher & Editor mer student Nicholas Feucht.
Daniel P. McDermott “In his pavilion on the Lawn,
he has a big screen in a room and
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he’s always watching politics, al-
dan@sherandotimes.com ways watching the polls,” said
Feucht.
News Reporters:
“I sat in what he called the front
row club,” said Feucht. “He would
Sharon Hinkle say, ‘Now these people are going
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sharon@sherandotimes.com there so I wouldn’t snooze off. I
had to sit up there to pay atten-
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Now an employee in the City of
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mass media and politics overlap.
Alison Duvall At the end of class, he would say
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alisond@sherandotimes.com people,” said Feucht.

I SET THE THERMOSTAT TO CHEAP.


Another former student of
Sandy Larrick Sabato’s, Phil Cox, says even his
sandy@sherandotimes.com mother remembers Sabato.
“He is a great teacher,” said Cox.
Layout and Ad Design “He did something unique. He
was the only professor ever who
Jeff Richmond
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tify them I got an A in his class.
Terri Schuyler just by programming my I’m sure my mom still has that
hanging on the refrigerator.”
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billing@warrencountyreport.com thermostat. What can you Cox ran Republican Robert
McDonnell’s successful guber-
natorial campaign and felt com-
Cartoonist: do? Find out how the little fortable calling Sabato to speak to
Ryan Koch the new Virginia cabinet after the
changes add up at 2009 elections.
If you are interested in “He knew more about Virginia
contributing articles to our TogetherWeSave.com. politics than anyone in the room,
including myself and McDon-
paper, please e-mail:
dan@sherandotimes.com nell,” said Cox. “His depth of
knowledge is unparalleled.”
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Stephen Groves contributed to
this report.
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Lyme Disease here, there and everywhere


The mystery affliction – symptoms, diagnosis and prevention
symptoms they are experiencing. and swollen lymph nodes are some of getting Lyme disease is less. To
Early treatment is advised at the of the many signs of infection. prevent infection, people need to
outset of any potential Lyme symp- If it is not treated, the infection check daily for ticks. If you can
toms. may spread to other parts of the see one, and if attached, remove
Differences in reporting systems body after several weeks. This can it immediately. The tick should be
in individual physician’s offices can produce a number of other symp- pulled gently away from the skin
also be a factor state entomologist toms that may appear separately, with tweezers and pulled straight
Gaines says, though he points out, including loss of muscle tone on up, not twisted. Don’t use petro-
“Doctors have been legally required one or both sides of the face, se- leum jelly or a hot match to kill and
to report their cases to the local vere headaches and neck stiffness, remove a tick.
health departments who report to shooting pains, heart palpitations, These methods don’t get the tick
the state, since 1989.” dizziness and pain that move from off your skin, and can cause the in-
joint to joint. sect to burrow deeper and release
How to spot it After several months about 60 more saliva which increases the
percent of untreated cases begin to chances of disease transmission.
First of all, you may not even see have intermittent bouts of arthritis You may want to save the tick in a
a tick but you may see a circular with severe joint pain and swelling jar of alcohol to show your physi-
rash called erythemamigranse or and up to five percent of untreated cian.
From left to right: The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis)
EM, also known as a bull’s-eye or cases may develop neurological If there are any signs or symp-
adult female, adult male, nymph, and larva on a cen- target. complaints. toms of Lyme disease, though, call
timeter scale. Note: Tick larvae do not transmit Lyme According to the CDC, the rash The CDC cautions you to contact your physician immediately. There
disease Photo courtesy of CDC. occurs in approximately 70-80 per- your physician if you have been in is currently no vaccine for Lyme
By Carol Ballard The disease has been called “The cent of infected people and begins an area that may contain ticks and disease. There is one for some ani-
The Sherando Times Great Imitator” because of its abil- at the site of a tick bite after a delay experience any of these symptoms. mals, however. Check with your
ity to mimic other diseases. A huge of 3-30 days. The rash can gradu- State that you may have been bit- veterinarian about the vaccine and
Unsuspecting, otherwise healthy number of people, “tens of thou- ally expand over a period of several ten by a tick. This is extremely im- what symptoms to look for in pets.
humans are being brought down by sands” according to a documentary days, and may reach up to 12 inches portant because the diagnosis of Dogs, cats and horses also can get
Lyme disease carried by a tick no called “Under Our Skin”, have been across. However there is the chance Lyme disease is usually based on Lyme disease.
bigger than the head of a pin. And undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with you may not even see a rash. symptoms and a history of tick ex-
some of these ticks live in Frederick such ailments as arthritis, fibro- In many cases since the nymph posure. Prevention
County. myalgia, chronic fatigue, ALS and stage is so small, you may not be If a tick is attached to the skin
When contacted recently in Rich- multiple sclerosis. aware of its presence or bite and for less than 24 hours, the chance These guidelines from the Virginia
mond, David Gaines, PhD, State Controversy remains about the outward signs like the bull’s-eye
rash may not appear before un-
Public Health Entomologist agreed
we have a problem.
most effective blood tests and types
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“Lyme disease is rampant in tial patients should educate them- fects are felt.
northern Virginia and that includes selves and be very clear with their Symptoms of fatigue, chills, fever,
Frederick County, which includes health care providers about what headache, muscle and joint aches,
Winchester,” he said.
Gaines, Virginia’s top entomolo-
gist gave some statistics on the
presence of the disease in our area.
Statistics from the Virginia Depart-
ment of Health’s Division of En-
vironmental Epidemiology reveal
that reported cases of Lyme disease
were down in Frederick County in
2009, with 53 reported in 2008 and
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Department of Health can also be agent, or transmit the LD agent to a For example, if there is a heavy ters for Disease Control reports The National Capital Lyme and
found on their official website: mouse. acorn production in the forest that more people may unknow- tick-borne Disease Association:
www.vdh.virginia.gov “Even if an infected tick fed on one year it could result in a plenti- ingly contract Lyme disease annu- www.natcaplyme.org
a lizard as nymph stage, the main ful harvest of ticks two years later ally than AIDS, West Nile virus and
• Avoid tick infested areas, such contribution of the lizard is acting because of the ticks’ two-year life- avian flu combined, many doctors The following physicians have
as tall grass and dense vegeta- as a substitute for the human or cycle. and insurance companies still insist been identified as specialists who
tion in forests and along forest mouse that the nymph tick could The black-footed forest ticks and that it is easily detected and treat- are treating patients with Lyme dis-
margins. have fed upon. The bactericidal white-footed mice, which are great ed. The film examines how this of- ease in northern Virginia:
• When in potential tick habitats, property of lizard blood probably transmitters of the bacterium that ten misunderstood disease has left
tick-specific repellants may be contributes little since ticks that causes Lyme disease, eat acorns tens of thousands undiagnosed or Fairfax
used according to manufactur- feed on lizards while in their lar- and their population explodes be- misdiagnosed with such ailments Leila H. Zackrison, M.D., P.C.
er’s instructions, such as those val stage will not be carrying the cause of the plentiful food. as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Contact lhz@zackrisonmd,com
containing DEET and/or per- LD agent because the lizard will be The most common infected ani- ALS and multiple sclerosis. zackrisonmd.com
methrin. (apply permethrin their first blood meal. mals are deer, field mice, raccoons,
to shoes and clothing only, Also, tick nymphs that feed on liz- possums, skunks, weasels, foxes Other sources include: Winchester
not skin) Be sure to follow the ards would be unlikely to ever bite and squirrels. Lyme disease bacte- The Lee Clinic
label’s instructions when using a person because their next meal ria can live and grow in these hosts The Virginia Department of Health contact@theleeclinic.com
any repellent. would be as an adult tick, and adult without causing them to die. Larval website www.vdh.virginia.gov
• Wear light colored clothing so ticks do not normally feed on peo- and nymphal ticks become infected Other specialists may be found at
that ticks are easier to see and ple anyway. Adult blacklegged ticks with the Lyme disease spirochete The Center for Disease Control and www.aldf.com/physicianReferral
remove. prefer to feed on deer and do not when they feed on these small, bac- Prevention website
• Tuck pant legs into socks to commonly bite people. Incidental- teria-infected animals. They then www.cdc.gov.
prevent ticks from crawling up ly, deer blood is also bactericidal to transmit it to humans, but it is not
under the pants. the Lyme disease agent, but this is transmitted by humans.
• Wear long-sleeved shirts but- probably inconsequential to the LD
toned at the wrists. transmission picture because after More info
• Conduct tick checks on your- a tick feeds on a deer, it will lay its
self, your children, and pets eggs and then die.” One excellent informational source
within a few hours of exposure on Lyme disease is the award-win-
to a tick infested area. Environmental factors ning documentary film “Under our
• Remove any attached ticks Skin” available at www.underour-
promptly by gripping the tick Gaines adds that it’s hard to pre- skin.com or http://www.snagfilms.
with tweezers as close to the dict the number of ticks annually com/films/title/underour_skin The
skin as possible and using a because of environmental issues. film notes that although the Cen-
gentle steady pulling action. By Samantha Mazzotta
• Protect hands with gloves,
cloth or tissue when removing I do
ticks from people or animals. Sliding-Glass Door The door should roll more smoothly
now, but if it still doesn’t seem right or
The D
Won’t Glide Freely is jumping out of its track, you can
wants
Friendly lizards claim
Q: I have a sliding-glass door adjust the height of the sliding door so
On t
leading to my porch, and it the roller moves more easily. An
According to Wikipedia, it is of pap
sticks very badly on opening and adjustment or mounting screw should
thought that the presence of west- every
closing. How can I fix this? — Joyce be located where the door is mounted
ern fence lizards, mainly found in VA is
in West Palm Beach, Fla. to its frame. Turning the screw coun-
California, diminishes the danger the ta
terclockwise will lower the door
of transmission of Lyme disease by
ticks. The incidence of Lyme disease
is lower in areas where the lizards
A: Sticking or even hopping out of
its track is a common problem
for sliding doors, and one that can be
slightly; turning it clockwise will raise
the door (although due to its weight,
shred
On t
blame
you will need a helper to carefully lift
occur, and it has been found that prevented with regular cleaning and ers. “
the door upward, using a pry bar while
when ticks carrying Lyme disease maintenance. handy
you turn the screw).
feed on these lizards (which they Get in there right away with a vacu- The
commonly do, especially around um (small handheld or a small vacuum record
hose attachment) and suck up all the Sliding-glass Look
their ears), the bacteria that cause
loose dirt and debris that is cluttering doors are quite appoi
the disease are killed.
up the metal track running under the heavy, so if you it had
When questioned about the west-
door. This is the groove in which the need to lift or But
ern fence lizard theory, Dr. Gaines, remove a door
a State Public Health Entomologist door slides, and if it’s dirty or gunky ging
the door won’t slide smoothly. Use a for any reason, “gam
from the Virginia Department of always have one
toothbrush and a damp cloth to scrub so the
Health’s Division of Environmental or more helpers to assist.
away gunky spots. it take
Epidemiology in Richmond, said,
Next, inspect both the track and the emplo
“Yes, and it is also true of the
door rollers. If the track is bent, it can data. T
blood of the eastern skinks and Send your home repair and mainte-
be straightened by placing a thin but ing ap
fence lizards that serve as a source nance questions to ask@thisisaham-
sturdy wooden block in the track over vetera
of blood for immature blacklegged mer.com, or write This Is a Hammer,
the bent area, bracing it with a foot or the ap
ticks. The southern variant black- c/o King Features Weekly Service,
your hand, and then hammering the make
legged ticks only feed on lizards P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-
area until it’s straight. Worn or bent a fast
while in their larval or nymphal 6475. Remember, when in doubt as to
rollers need to be replaced. Still
stage, and this mainly contributes whether you can safely or effectively
If everything looks OK or has been right t
to a reduction in Lyme disease complete a project, consult a profes-
fixed, lubricate the rollers (an all-pur- millio
transmission because if they are sional contractor.
pose spray lubricant like WD-40 autom
feeding on lizards they will not be should be fine) and slide the door open system
feeding on mice, so they will be less and shut to work the lubricant in. © 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. Shins
likely to ever be infected by the LD claim
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Library Closings Poker run Scholarships for senior athletes at 3rd Annual truck and tractor show Awards: Best in class, Best in show
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Due to budget cuts, Clarke County August 7, 2010. To benefit Sheri begins at 8 am and the shotgun start Aug 14, 2010 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. plaques for the first 100 vehicles.
Library, Bowman Library, and Handley Redden. Registration 10 to 11am is at 9 am. Contact Ken or Maureen Stephens City Commons Music by The Valley Cruisers.
Library will close at 1 p.m. on Big Daddy’s BBq, Stephens City, VA. Salvatore at 869-5750 or salvatorek@ across from Clems Garage Kids-completed model car contest.
Thursdays. In addition, all libraries Last bike in at 4pm Big Daddy’s BBq. comcast.net for more information. Registration 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Ages 6 to 10 & 11 to 15, prizes awarded.
will be closed for an unpaid staff fur- Stops include Valley Cycle, Rainbow Entry Fee: $8.00. All registered All proceeds go to college
lough from August 21 through Au- Road and Lone Oak Tavern. Sheri Softball team tryouts will receive $3.00 meal ticket. scholarships. (Rain Date Au-
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Be open, honest and willing to shoplift, they will get into trouble gest issue with teenagers today taking too big a foothold, if any the KEY to keep a healthy family
listen. Try not to just preach, this and that shoplifting is a crime and and can impact many of the oth- foothold at all in their lives. relationship.
will often further alienate your punishable by law. One very rare ers we have discussed. It effects A major key to keeping your There are many local resources
teen and draw them away from reason teens steal is because of a all the decisions they make, and teen safe is to set a good exam- available to parents and teenag-
you and your attempts to address disease called kleptomania. This all too often peer pressure effects ple and take the time to listen ers if you suspect something is
the problem. is where teens can’t resist the im- teens in a negative way. If their to them. Having weekly family not quite right or if you just need
pulse to steal. Usually kleptoma- friends are doing drugs, they will nights, so you can talk about your to talk to someone.
Fixes across the board niacs steal items of little value, most likely do it to, so they can week and what’s been going on in · Concern Hotline (540)667-
and need professional help to get fit in. Peer pressure affects how everyone’s life is a good way to be 0145
As with some of the above their disorder treated. people dress, act, and talk. If a involved. The family dinner is too · National Suicide Hotline
methods of reaching your teen best friend asks you to try a drug, often a lost art – away from TV (800)784-2433
who seems to be drifting away, Sexual awakening or to do something because they and other distractions, together · The Alcohol Hotline (800)AL-
try to have more family time do it, and they think it’s cool, you for a while sharing what is really COHOL
such as dinner together and/or a It happens to every generation shouldn’t do it – teens should al- important in the home – each · Pregnancy Help Center 24
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recession and people don’t have a of birth control and using con- parents.
lot of money, so of course teens, doms can help keep them safe. Don’t always judge on looks,
like some adults, are going to The percentage of pregnant teens try to engage your teens friends
shoplift. Unfortunately they get is increasing, with many of them in discussion as you would with
away with it most of the time. having abortions, or putting their your teen. Judge them and their
But not having money isn’t the babies up for adoption. Always friends on the content of their
only reason teens do this, get- talk to your teens about safe sex, minds, not solely on the trap-
ting away with stealing does give and make sure they are well edu- pings of fashion.
teens a rush, or they could just be cated about it.
doing it to rebel. As in life generally, in sexual ac- The bottom line
To prevent your teen from tivity knowledge is power. Teens
shoplifting, talk to them about the are becoming sexually active at an Teenagers do make bad deci-
issue, and try to get them to re- earlier age and it is important to sions sometimes – after all they
flect on the impact of stealing on start discussing these issues at an are teens and only think they
those being stolen from, whether early age and help them to make know everything and can control
it’s a person or store – and always good decisions during these try- all consequences of what is to
stay open with them and less ing years. come. But as long as you are open
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Kernstown Battlefield summer


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events

Sat., July 31 Second Battle of


Kernstown & Impact of the Civ-
il War on the Pritchard Fam-

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ily: Guided Walking tour with
prof. Jonathan Noyalas- FREE!
Sat., August 14 Pritchard House
open for tours. $3 per person over 12
Sun., August 15 Pritchard House

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open for tours. $3 per person over 12
Sat., August 21 First Battle of Kern-
stown: A Guided Walking Tour
with Dr. Bob Hileman, Jr.- FREE!
Directions: From I-81 take Exit 210 to 
US Route 11 North (Valley Ave). Turn
West onto Battle Parke Drive at the
Mazda/Subaru auto dealer. Proceed 
one block straight into park entrance.

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www.kernstownbattle.org
Charity clay shoot to benefit Cheers
School Family
Join us as we gear up for our 10th
Annual Charity Clay Shoot on Satur-
day, September 18 at Prospect Hall
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Gun Club! Accepting registrations
and sponsorships now!
9am Start 7:45am Registration.
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8am 5-Stand opens for Warm Up -
closes at the end of the Shoot  Music
by Bobby Cunningham & the Canyon 
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River Band(Country/Rock).
Non-Cash Prizes and more Shoot-
er’s fee Includes:  *100 Clay course *
Continental Breakfast  *  Gourmet 
BBQ Lunch * Non-Cash Prizes * Soft 
Drinks * Thank YOU Gifts * AND 
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the opportunity to make a difference
in the lives of families and children
in the Northern Shenandoah Val-
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ley and Eastern Panhandle areas.
Saturday, September 18. 
Early Bird Registration of $75 due
by 8/18/10 or $85 registration due by
9/8/10 or $100 day of the event 
Spay today

Local low-cost, non-profit spay and
neuter program for cats and dogs in
this area. Spay Today works with
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spaying and neutering cats and dogs
+ initial tests and shots at the time
of surgery. To find out more, please
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Read to a dog

Read to a dog at the Bowman Li-


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brary! Come to Bowman Library and
read your favorite story to a willing
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listener--a specially trained dog! Our
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to your work schedule.
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