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Moose rallies
for Trent
Hampshire racing syndicate
closes down 28

Mom & son share a

special bond 6

Town, county face off on

corridor revenue 4

The Kilimanjaro climb

for a cause 18
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“Elizabeth was the hero who saved her brother, mother and dog’s lives. She woke up when a can of Pam
Public safety exploded in the kitchen…saw smoke, grabbed her cell phone, woke her Mom and brother, grabbed the dog
and made sure everyone got out of the house …” – neighbor Kathy Mauck

A 12-year-old’s quick thinking helps family escape fire

Early morning Rivermont fire destroys home but family and pets safe
“At 4:25 a.m., Jan. 14, units from
Warren County Department of
Fire & Rescue responded to a re-
port of a residential structure fire
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received no injuries. There was
one minor fire-related injury to
a firefighter. While the father had
left the home en route to work,
the mother and two children were
awakened by the sound of the fire 9 Commerce Avenue • Front Royal, VA 22630
burning in the kitchen, as well as
The Johnson home on Fontana Road as firemen found smoke detectors operating.”
it upon arrival at 4:41 a.m. Jan. 14. But one neighbor and friend of

By Roger Bianchini us of her reaction to an unusual the family alerted us to the story
Warren County Report sound in the early morning hours within the story, the actions of
of Jan. 14. The terse information 12-year-old Elizabeth Johnson in
“I thought maybe one of the cats
had knocked something down
– but it was hot and smoky and
cited in a press release issued that
day from Warren County Fire &
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“She’s a hero in my book. She had the presence of mind to pick up the cell phone, dial 911
and then give it to her mother to call me.” – Tom Johnson on actions of daughter Eliza-
beth, who discovered early morning fire breaking out in their home
Public safety
“She’s a hero in my book,” Tom 50-foot flames coming out of his he said, “The neighbors were so
Johnson said of his daughter. “She roof. gracious – they got them clothes,
had the presence of mind to pick “The first alarm was received slippers.”
up the cell phone, dial 911 and at 4:25 a.m. and units were on For the first three days the Red
then give it to her mother to call the scene at 4:41 a.m.,” the fire Cross put the family up at the lo-
me.” department press release states, cal Super 8, then the insurance
When her dad put her on the “Crews launched an interior at- company began picking up the
phone, we told Elizabeth we had tack and were able to confine family’s living expenses with their
two descriptions of her as a hero, fire to second floor and roof. The home appearing to be a total loss.
including one from her father. house received heavy fire dam- They have been told to look for a
“That’s cool,” she said with the age to the second floor kitchen, rental house by their insurance
easy enthusiasm of youth. family room, and bedrooms, as carrier. Johnson said his home
Yes, she said a noise had awo- well as destroying the roof. Sal- insurance is carried through lo-
ken her. vage operation on the first floor cal agent Athey Insurance but is
What Elizabeth found after de- limited the area to water damage actually with Lloyd’s of London.
ciding things weren’t normal in only. The fire was brought under Oh, the world’s most famous
the house after hearing the noise control at 5:46 a.m. with units re- insurance agency, we observed.
was fire centered in the kitchen maining on the scene until 9 a.m. “Yea, they insured Greta Gar-
emanating from the stove area While the fire is under investiga- bo and Evel Knievel,” Johnson
release – “occupants had been and brother, grabbed the dog and onto surrounding cabinets and tion by the Warren County Fire laughed
evacuated prior to the arrival of made sure everyone got out of walls. – “It wasn’t too bad. We Department, the cause of the Pretty good company – they
fire and rescue units and received the house while she called 911. could get by the kitchen, which fire is believed to be accidental, must be good, we observed.
no injuries” – was, in fact, the Elizabeth is a wonderful, sweet, you have to do from our bed- starting in the kitchen. Damage “We’ll find out,” Johnson said,
case. responsible girl and acted so rooms except my brother, who is to the structure and contents is adding a sobering final appraisal
“Elizabeth was the hero who bravely,” neighbor Kathy Mauck downstairs.” estimated to be at $350,000. The of the tumultuous situation his
saved her brother, mother and e-mailed us the day of the fire. Elizabeth said that in addition house was left uninhabitable at family has been thrust into.
dog’s lives. She woke up when a Several days later we caught to her mother and brother, the this time. Red Cross was noti-
can of Pam exploded in the kitch- up with Tom Johnson to get the family dog Sandy, a Jack Russell, fied and is providing housing and First Alarm- 4:25 AM Engine 2,
en from the fire. She investigated, family’s inside story. It turns out and four cats had all escaped the clothing to the four occupants ...” 1, 8, Tanker 4, Medic 10
saw smoke and quickly grabbed Mauck was pretty much on the fire. Two of the cats are at her “It was 20 degrees that morn- Special Call- 4:28 AM Tanker
her cell phone, woke her Mom mark. dad’s sister’s home and two have ing and they were out in the yard 5, Engine 51(Strasburg), Tanker
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“So you give us back the BPOL and we’ll give the money to you.” – County
Town-county Board Chairman Archie Fox joked about the “easy” way out of town-county
corridor revenue impasse

Your money, my money – our money?

Town, county finally look each other in the eye on corridor revenue
revolving around the fact the been a contentious annexation him, he was open to getting a bet-
town is part of the county. That fight, the county had removed ter handle on how those numbers
little municipal legal detail has about $1.4 million in annual ex- impacted the town-county corri-
long been a sticking point for penses from town responsibility dor revenue discussion.
town representatives who insist by assuming control of and full When we called for our own
that town citizens who pay both financial responsibility for Front briefing the next day, Stanley
town and county taxes are stuck Royal Fire Company One, Parks pulled the information up on his
with a taxing double jeopardy & Recreation, and Animal Con- computer, noting he had given his
and financial burden not faced by trol. Stanley later told us that hard copy notes to Town Man-
county citizens living outside the since the 2007 development of ager Burke following the meeting
town limits. the 522 Commercial Corridor (we can’t wait for the first council
However that the county per- those three departments alone work session discussion of this
spective is quite different was had added over $10 million to the new dynamic).
soon apparent. Replying to Con- county’s budget. Supervisor Carter also pointed
key’s observations about that That counterpunch slowed the out that while the town may have
perceived additional tax burden town attack on any easy answers lost $650,000 in annual corridor
on town residents, Stanley said to how or even why the county fee revenues as a result of the
county citizens also pay taxes might compensate the town for court decision, the county had
that benefit not only the coun- the lost meals tax fee revenue. lost about $800,000 in annual
ty, but also town services. He However Conkey said that revenues due to the town’s deci-
Happy Creek Supervisor Tony Carter makes a point elaborated that while both town while Stanley’s financial asser- sion to phase out payment of a
about relative town and county expenses related to and county citizens pay certain tions were new information to county BPOL (Business and Pro-
the 1998 Corridor Agreement. taxes and fees, the county share
By Roger Bianchini mean, representing the county of some goes into a general fund DON’T GET LEFT ON THE SIDELINES,
to the benefit of both the county
Warren County Report – were Board Chairman Archie
and town, while those same town GET SACKED AT MCCOY’S
On Jan. 19th representatives of and County Administrator Doug paid taxes and fees go strictly to
the Town of Front Royal and War- Stanley. 10 BURGERS FOR $12
ren County sat down face to face Oh man, the town’s got the Included in such county-paid
charges, Stanley said, are con- DAILY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SPECIALS
to discuss the revenue implica- numbers – they’re going to kick STARTING AT $3.99
tions of the town’s lost $650,000 some, err, do some serious tag- sumer utility, E-911, town and
county car decals, meals, hotel- CALL AHEAD – (540) 686- 7391
in 522 North Corridor meals team negotiating and get that lost
motel, zoning, cable franchise MCCOY’S DAIRY BAR AND GRILL
tax fee revenues. Three corridor revenue back … or not.
and septage taxes or fees. 980 MILLWOOD PIKE
restaurants, Applebee’s, Cracker At the meeting’s outset it was
The county administrator also WINCHESTER, VA 22602
Barrel and TGIFriday’s, won a apparent the two sides were far
2009 challenge of the town’s 4- apart on their understanding of pointed out that as part of the late
percent meals tax-based fee at- both the dynamics and equita- 1990’s negotiations surround-
tached to corridor water-sewer
bility of tax and fee structures ing the 522 Corridor Agreement
that headed off what could have March court date set for
According to the ruling of Judge
Dennis L. Hupp, his decision Salahi-tabloid civil bout
centered on contractual vaga-
ries and the fact the county had
complicated the 1998 Corridor
Stonewall Jackson By Roger Bianchini
& Dan McDermott
Warren County Report
Tareq Salahi received a default
judgment of $5,000 against
Dylan Howard. Salahi claims
Agreement enabling many town
tax-based fees in exchange for its Steak • Seafood • Pasta • Chicken Howard never paid him an
central water and sewer service ABC on A bench trial has been agreed upon $5,000 fee for
by implementing its own 4-per- 915 N Royal Ave scheduled for March 18 at photographs taken of Salahi
cent meals tax in 2002. The rev- Front Royal, VA 22630 2:30 p.m. to hear an appeal of and his wife Michaele the
enue implications of that ruling 540.635.1862 a $5,000 civil claim by reality weekend of February 20th at
are still rippling loudly through TV husband Tareq Salahi and the Salahi’s private residence
the debate over the town budget editor Dylan in Warren County.
(see related stories).
Representing the town at the
Live Bands and Dancing most weekends! Howard.
According to attorneys, both
Howard told Warren County
Report that a fee was agreed
corridor committee meeting at parties are expected to appear upon but not for that amount
the Warren County Government
Wednesdays ~ Open Mic
on that date unless a settlement of money.
Center were Councilmen Shae Fridays ~ DJ & Dance Music is reached before then. Howard Howard’s attorney said his
Parker, Tom Conkey and Hollis attorney Eryk Gabhran Boston client is not now claiming that
Tharpe, Acting Town Manager Saturdays ~ Live Band s told Warren County Report he Howard’s apartment number
Steve Burke, Finance Director did not expect to reach a settle- was deliberately left off the
Kim Gilkey-Breeden and Tina
Pressley, acting as recording sec-
Great Food ..Lots of Fun! ment and is preparing for trial. process serving for the Sep-
On Sept. 3rd in Warren tember court date, but was
retary. County General District Court rather a clerical error.
And in the other corner – we
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“I think every time we’ve sat down with the county board of supervisors it’s been a good outcome and it’s
been productive. I just think we need to do it more often. I think we should set up periodic meetings and
keep those lines of communication open.” – Councilman Tom Conkey
“I don’t want any of this anti, anti
negativity,” Councilman Tharpe
commented. “We’re here for a East Main Street repairs
fresh start.”
Rather than leap into paying a con- re-re-scheduled
sultant to analyze the situation, it
was decided to establish an on- The Town of Front Royal has for approximately one to two
going investigative committee of been notified by the contractor hours. Traffic on Main Street
town and county staff to explore planning work on the building will be diverted at Cloud Street
all options for resolving what has at East Main Street, at Church in the eastbound direction and
been a ticking time bomb at the Street, that the work has been at Chester Street in the west-
center of town-county relations. rescheduled to Monday, Janu- bound direction. Road closure
With both governments facing ary 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Pre- and detour signs will be in
May deadlines on FY 2012 bud- dicted snow for Thursday eve- place during this work.
get decisions due to twice a year ning Jan 20 was the reason for If you have any questions about
tax billing, a three-month time the newest scheduling change, this public information meet-
frame was established for initial this one from Jan. 21. ing, please contact the Town at
feedback from the joint staff ex- The work calls for a crane to (540) 635-8007.
ploration of the corridor revenue be stationed on Main Street (From a release)
Town officials, from left on far side of table, Shae “They can work on it in their
Parker and Steve Burke, and Tom Conkey, foreground, spare time,” someone joked of the visor Carter said after the meet- ductive,” Councilman Conkey
take in the county perspective on town and county town and county finance and ad- ing. added. “I just think we need to do
expenditures related to the 522 Corridor Agreement. ministrative staffs’ coming bud- “I agree. I think every time it more often. I think we should
get preparation cycles. we’ve sat down with the county set up periodic meetings and
fessional Licensing) tax by town ditures including police and road board of supervisors it’s been a keep those lines of communica-
businesses several years ago. maintenance counterbalancing In the end both sides seemed
buoyed by the fact that while dif- good outcome and it’s been pro- tion open.”
“So you give us back the BPOL any economic benefit garnered
and we’ll give the money to you,” by new tax revenues. fering perspectives are apparent,
both sides seem intent to work
Fox said of one possible “easy” so- Conkey said that while he re-
toward a mutually acceptable so- When I say "good,"
lution. spected Tewalt’s opinion, he was
However the board chair- not yet sure enough detailed lution based on facts, rather than you say "neighbor."
man and everyone else present analysis had been done by town assumptions about each other’s
seemed to understand that an staff to support that conclusion. budgets.
actual solution will be neither Everyone seemed to agree that “At least we’re talking. We’re
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Community rallies at Moose for 6-year-old cancer patient

Trent Williams and his family’s story of perseverance and strength
When you can’t, it’s an awful feeling,” The day after the diagnosis, Octo-
she said. ber 21, 2010, he was sent to Charlot-
But the community came through tesville for surgery. The follow-up
for both Jennifer and Trent. When radiation treatments and the next
Jennifer needed to get her stitches re- round of therapy in the form of
moved, Front Royal/Warren County chemo, were prescribed to kill any-
Airport Manager and CassAviation thing that might cause more prob-
principal Reggie Cassagnol, as a par- lems.
ticipant in the Mercy Medical Airlift “He’s doing much better now that
program, flew Jennifer and her mom, we got the meds regulated after trial
Ethel Dill, to Delaware. And recently, and error. It’s down to three different
the Front Royal Moose Lodge # 829 meds, that he takes every 6 hours.
sponsored a fundraiser for Trent and The prognosis is great,” she said.
his family. Trent continues to go through it
According to Trent’s great aunt, all with a cheerful and unstoppable
who organized the party/fundraiser positive attitude.
held on Jan. 8, the lodge went far At the Moose fundraiser, a child’s
above and beyond the call of duty. guitar was being auctioned off and
When she asked for the use of the Trent said he wanted it. Two good
Trent Williams and mom hall to hold the event to help the friends of his parents, Charles Rich-
Jennifer under the tree, family with medical costs, not only ardson and Chad Wright, got togeth-
Christmas 2010. did they donate the hall for free, the er and bid on it and gave it to him. Trent’s mom Jennifer, center, during her own youthful
By Carol Ballard lodge presented them with a $500 Trent got up and sat on the edge of bout with cancer, getting Mercy Medical Airlift with
Warren County Report check. stage and played along to the beat of help of FR-WC Airport Manager Reggie Cassagnol, at
For the last two months, Trent has the music. He also discovered bas- far left of photo.
Six-year-old Trent Williams and his been getting radiation treatments ketball and takes one with him ev-
every day at 7 a.m. at the University erywhere. Resort gave offered a three-day stay Sandy Hook Elementary School
mom, Jennifer, have faced the threat and Reggie Cassagnol donated two c/o Chrissy Jenkins
of cancer, battled it and triumphed. of Virginia health systems. Jennifer “Just bouncing the ball helps him
drove down to Charlottesville and focus on something else. Diversion is 15 minute scenic flights over the 162 Stickley Loop
And they’ve done it with un-crush- Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg, VA 22657
able good spirits and the help of fam- stayed all week with him from Sun- the best medicine to keep his mind
ily and community. day night until Friday afternoon. The off his belly,” Jennifer said, and add-
schedule has been difficult for the ed, “The doctors and radiation techs The family is still accepting dona-
When Jennifer was 9 years old, she tions which can be sent to Trent’s
developed bone cancer in her right entire family, but they have all tried play basketball with him. They know
to adjust. when Trent is coming because they school at:
foot which ultimately resulted in
amputation, and recently, Trent was Eric, Trent’s dad, has had to work can hear him bouncing the ball down
diagnosed with a malignant brain tu- more because of the financial strain the hall.”
and they temporarily had to do with- And Jennifer gives high praise to
Jennifer said, “But his spirits are great, out Jennifer’s pay as a Certified Nurs- her husband Eric. She said, “I’ve been PASSAGES TRAVEL
ing Assistant at Winchester Medical with Eric all of my adult life, since I
he’s a great child and very happy.”
And when she was going through Center. But Jennifer said, “We all was 17. I’ve been through a lot and
wait for Spring??
the treatments at the Alfred I. Dupont know what we have to do.” Her step- he’s been with me through every-
Do Everything But Pack Your Bags”
Children’s Hospital in Delaware as a mother, Julie Petza and her husband’s thing. It’s hard for him knowing it’s
child, she was always placed in rooms mother, Margaret Williams, helped all on me as the mom.” for an appointment
with depressed children because of take care of the other two children, She’s also very thankful to the ~ Book today leave tomorrow!! ~
her sunny attitude. “My mom and I 10-year-old Caden, and Trent’s iden- people she works with in the cardio-
were a team and we always said, ‘ tical twin brother Logan. They kept vascular department at Winchester “We
Everything But Pack Your Bags”
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But she also is a firm believer in the She said Caden understands more gave my kids toys at Christmas,” she
about what’s going on than the said. CALLING
philosophy that things happen for
a reason. She said,” I think maybe I younger boys, and has been very at- Jennifer concluded on her typical
went through mine to be able to go tentive. He walks Trent up and down upbeat – “It could be a lot worse. ALL
the steps and shows him a lot of af- Got to keep it positive and make it
through and handle it for him.”
Several things worried Jennifer as fection and attention. Logan is able positive. I’ve witnessed how gener- UNSIGNED
an adult, though. She said, “I thought to tune into when Trent is having
belly pain and asks for meds for him.
ous people can be. In an odd way, it’s
been good,” Jennifer said of the expe-
my chemo would mess up my female
organs and I wouldn’t be able to re- When they went for medical at- rience of community that has rallied Booking and
tention when Trent first developed around her son and family.
produce, then I thought his cancer
signs of what they thought was a Nancy Hiveley, who organized the
was related to what I had, but it isn’t.
His is in the soft tissue and mine was stomach virus, their doctor focused Moose fundraiser, praised Jessica Al- opportunities
bone cancer.” on finding the answer by examining exander and Fran White for decorat- are now
Jennifer is clear on which role she his abdomen because of Trent’s se- ing the Moose Hall like a castle, and
vere cramps. It was discovered then creating a wonderful place for the available in
would rather play in the medical dra-
ma. “It’s a completely different feel- Trent had a malignant tumor called a event. She also thanked Frosty Shep- Northern VA!
ing going through it or having your meduloblastoma between his brain- herd, who provided the entertain- Visit
stem and cerebellum. “The tumor ment and Jerry Williams for acting as Richards Fruit Market
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Readership: Tree and brush overgrowth targeted along Happy Creek
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“I challenge the Warren County Report to get Matt (Tederick) to give you his vision of local government. 
Town What doesn’t he think we should fund?…Give us specifics.  If he can’t, how can I take him seriously?  Actu-
ally, WHY SHOULD I take him seriously?” – Councilman Tom Conkey

‘Blue Ribbon’ Finance Committee report revisited

Different venue, same ‘recommendation’ – cut government function
was created by Mike Graham.
Since the department was cre-
ated, the town’s IT systems have
seen major improvements in
both functionality and security.”


Most of the committee’s con-

clusions reflect a shrinking gov-
ernment philosophy, “recom-
mending” among other things:
• reductions in contributions
to civic and cultural pro-
grams or agencies, including
Samuels Public Library, the
Tree Stewards, Blue Ridge
Arts Council, public trans-
portation (formerly FRAT
On Nov. 15, Matt Tederick first presented the case for bus, now trolley); Shae Parker believes the Tederick-led citizen com-
the prosecution, we mean the citizen finance com- • delays in equipment replace- mittee failed to provide balance in its conclusions -
mittee, on how to best to approach future town bud- ment; are cuts to services the only answer?
gets. • a draw down of fund re- duce spending and consequently are the people actually providing
By Roger Bianchini play with mainstream voters or serves; the function of the town govern- the services to our citizens. We
Warren County Report potential voters in Front Royal, • reductions in employee ment, there is one suggested ad- need to keep them happy so we
USA and even within town hall hours; dition – raising town employees’ can keep the customers receiv-
If this story sounds familiar it’s over the long run. • freezes or reductions in op- contributions to their benefit ing those services happy,” Parker
because we first covered it when As was commented by Coun- erating expenses; packages, essentially health care says. “Recommendations by the
Front Royal Blue Ribbon Com- cilman Shae Parker upon the • freezes in hiring or replacing coverage costs. That notion didn’t commission to shop around for
mittee on Finance Chairman report’s initial November presen- town employees; play too well with either Parker less expensive insurance is a good
Matt Tederick presented his com- tation, “The Blue Ribbon Com- • consequent cuts in town ser- or Conkey. recommendation. However, pass-
mittee’s report to the Front Royal mission looked at revenue into vices and programs and po- ing more cost for the insurance
Town Council during a Nov. 15 the town and cost going out. All tential privatization of some Reactions on to the employee who may also
work session. Tederick revisited of their recommendations were municipal government func- be a taxpayer is not a solution.
his presentation for more acces- about savings. I do not recall any tions. “As for increasing the financial We need to take care of the full-
sible consumption by the general suggestions about increasing rev- burden on employees, I want to time employees we have and not
public in the more formal setting enue. I do not agree that we have Despite these suggestions to re- be clear in emphasizing these put a larger burden on the system
of council’s Jan. 10 regular meet- a spending crisis.”
ing. Parker and fellow Councilman
Following his power point pre- Tom Conkey also seemed un- “Serving The Valley with High-tech
sentation we asked Tederick if it
was substantially the same report
impressed by the committee’s
homework in reaching some of Dentistry and Old-fashioned Service”
with the same conclusions we its economic conclusions.
first heard in November. The an-
swer was yes.
“I think the Committee re-
viewed the various departments
Thomas Family Dentistry, PC
And as it first sounded to us in and based their responses on 5 General Dentistry
November, much of the report’s and 10-year trends for the town. All Phases of Dentistry Including:
general tone and summary con- In that time most every depart- Come See Our • Cleanings And Exams • Invisalign
clusions sound less like a com- ment has been reorganized in New Office • Orthodontics • Extractions
mittee report on town finances, some capacity, which would re- Beside Denny’s • Partials And Dentures • Implants
than a political policy statement flect in increased spending on Rt. 11 North, Strasburg
in support of reduced govern- the surface,” Parker pointed out. Patient Friendly Payment
mental functions. And while “One of my concerns with the
such economic hyperbole as the Blue Ribbon Committee report
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Jan. 19. “The IT (Information
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shown with a 259-percent in-
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“The Blue Ribbon Commission looked at revenue into the town and cost going out. All of their recommen-
dations were about savings. I do not recall any suggestions about increasing revenue. I do not agree that we
have a spending crisis.” – Councilman Shae Parker
with furloughs and the like. Can sider basic services. I honestly town? Should we discourage our of general economic trends as creases. We are the sixth largest
we look at part-time employees don’t know what services are local businesses and encourage measuring sticks for the town’s Town in the Commonwealth,
and contracted labor? Yes, let’s superfluous. I believe the citizens our citizens and potential tour- expenditure and spending his- with one of the lowest tax rates
look there but remember these want the library, clearly they ex- ists to go out into the 522 corri- tory, Parker added, “Inflation and in the Commonwealth. Is there
are all just recommendations and pect police protection. The roads dor or to other towns?” population growth are the trends room for improvement and more
nothing is set in stone.” need to be maintained and when they choose to use, but you have fiscal responsibility? – Yes.
“We have a really remarkable it snows, the citizens expect to General trends to keep in mind inflation and “We can take their recommen-
town staff and our people have have them cleared. Since the Blue population growth are also used dations and see the feasibility
not gotten a raise in at least three Ribbon Committee didn’t tell us As for the committee’s use in some circles to justify tax in- and cost savings of implementing
years,” Conkey adds. “Doing what services we should elimi-
things to hurt our staff in or- nate, my conclusion is that they (Expires 2/28/2011)
der to reduce the tax rate may didn’t know either.
well be penny wise but pound “I think the quality of life is
foolish. Furloughs were recom- important to our citizens and
mended, but furloughs only save we have a responsibility to help
money when a department is maintain that quality even if it
overstaffed. If we furlough the costs a bit. As I said, our citi-
police department, for instance, zens came out quite vocally and
we would probably need to pay in significant numbers when it
someone overtime to cover an- was suggested that we cut the
other person’s unpaid time off.  library funding and were over-
That just doesn’t make sense.” whelmingly against cutting their
funding. The library, for instance,
What do the people want? provides services to our citizens
that help educate our children
As for the theme of cuts to and help our adults find and
government functions, Conkey qualify for jobs or better jobs.
observed, “It is really up to the Isn’t that something we should
citizens whether they want to be doing?” Conkey asks. “And
continue to pay for what I con- how important is tourism to the
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“One of my concerns … was with their use of percentages of increase for some town departments The IT
Town (Information Technology) department was shown with a 259% increase since 2005. That department didn’t
exist in 2005 and was created by Mike Graham.” – Councilman Conkey

them. But as was pointed out to sentative to the Nov. 22 council sentation both Parker and Con-
us by the committee itself, some meeting and ask that the town’s key told us council and town staff
things are blurred by smoke and $2500 contribution to its budget had already begun implementing
mirrors. And until you look at the not be cut. some of the less vague or ideologi-
actual information the analysis is Former Mayor Jim Eastham cal committee recommendations.
based on you can’t get a clear pic- agreed the committee’s intent Those include reclassifying some
ture of what will help and what was not to dictate policy nor employees from one department
won’t. It is an economic gener- give council any outs on decision to another and reducing General
alization. Personally I felt there making. Fund burdens through redistri-
were recommendations I would “The presentation to the town bution of surpluses to Enterprise
not even consider; others I felt council basically said here are Fund (utility) balances.
had merit.” the trends, here’s where we rec- Conkey added that budget up-
“I’ve commented previously on ommend – that you get what’s dates for council had been al-
the problems associated with us- behind the numbers … The com- tered with “more information
ing something like the CPI (Cost mittee did not recommend that in a form that the members can
Price Index) to measure the rea- people be furloughed or to cut more easily understand” but wor-
sonableness of growth within a their benefits, but it did point ried at the loss of the former town
municipal budget,” Conkey states. out that other towns and coun- manager’s grasp of departmental
“The use of such indices does not ties have done that. The commit- budget specifics.
accurately reflect the inflation- tee merely pointed out that that “The most obvious recommen- Councilman Tom Conkey has not been overly im-
ary pressures felt by a particular these are options to look at, along dation was that council needs to pressed with much of what he has heard about the
department’s budget. The CPI is with other options that other lo- be more involved in the budget town budget from Tederick and his committee.
a measure across the entire coun- cal governments have pursued. process and that is up to each one Wilma Swiger (Tharpe appoin- completion of the report, Daw-
try of the inflationary pressures It’s up to the elected officials to us to do our homework and be tee, retired businesswoman and son due to time constraints and
felt by urban wage earners. It look at all options and then make involved,” Parker said. “While I wife of local Republican strategist former Councilwoman Grady in
measures things like the cost of an informed decision,” Eastham may agree or disagree with some and defeated 2010 council can- protest over council’s direction
housing, the cost or recreation, said. of the committee’s recommenda- didate Joe Swiger), John O’Neill in the wake of the firing of Town
the cost of food, and the cost of tions … I’m appreciative of their (Lauder appointee, former town Manager Michael Graham.
transportation. The Electric De- Decide what? hard work and diligence – and finance director), and James J.
partment, for instance, doesn’t they’ve given council a lot of dif- Kelly (Sayre appointee, Seton (Note: Renewed attempts to reach
buy houses, doesn’t pay for rec- Questioned after Tederick’s ferent ideas to consider.” Home School board member Tederick and Councilmen Hollo-
reation or food, and except for second presentation of the com- Parker concluded by com- and pro-life educational cause fi- way, Lauder and Sayre for input
a very small portion of its bud- mittee report, Conkey said, “Mr. mending Tim Ratigan for devel- nancial consultant). Sherry Daw- on this and related stories were
get, doesn’t pay transportation Tederick has been extremely vo- oping the idea for the committee son (Parker) and Eileen Grady unsuccessful prior to publica-
costs. To limit our budget growth cal in his criticism of the town’s out of budget conversations with (Conkey) both resigned prior to tion.)
by resolution to some arbitrary budget. Individually, and now former Town Manger Graham
index is simply unreasonable and through the Blue Ribbon Com- – “As long as we have citizens
probably would be tantamount to mittee, he has had at least two involved and council is willing to
dereliction of duty on our part.” opportunities to tell us where he listen we’re all making the town a All lines of insurance:
thinks we should cut the budget better place.”
We point, they decide … I challenge the Warren County
Report to get Matt (Tederick) to Committee scorecard  Auto  Health
However, the scrutiny some give you his vision of local gov-
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ick told us after his initial presen- we disband the police force?  Do other committee members cited
tation. “The committee, I would
say unanimously, decided that
we close the library? … Give us
specifics. If he can’t, how can I
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“Councils are elected for specif- On the bright side
ic recommendations. I could say
the Tree Stewards for example, I Despite the scathing criticism
could stand up and say the com- leveled at some aspects of the re-
mittee says cut that. But that’s port, following the Jan. 10th pre-
not our job. It’s [council’s] job to
determine whether the service or
the reason for the funding is war- 683-4226
ranted. Our job, I think, and what
we did is come up with recom-
mendations pointing out areas
in their budget that have grown
tremendously. Go into those ar-
eas yourself and we can help go
in and find areas [to make cuts].”
Still, the Tree Stewards took the
committee recommendation se-
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“Sadly the report was, in my opinion, a carefully designed plan to excuse the firing of Town Manager Mi-
chael Graham and to promote a preconceived notion that there was not a revenue problem but a spending
problem originating with Graham’s town management.” – Tim Ratigan

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“When I originally presented the idea of a Citizens Committee I never dreamed it would
Town be used in a manner to promote political self interests or used as an excuse for failures to
do one’s job.” – Tim Ratigan

the town’s revenue-expenditure experience and his initial reac- Town Manager Graham on bud- wife Wilma, Ratigan said he had opinion, a carefully designed plan
situation in the wake of the court tion to the Blue Ribbon Com- get issues, Ratigan was later re- no issue with the incoming coun- to excuse the firing of Town Man-
case. Consequently he softened mittee report recently forwarded placed by Hollis Tharpe who took cilman selecting his own appoin- ager Michael Graham and to pro-
his negative stance on the poten- by its Chairman Matt Tederick. Hrbek’s seat on council after the tee. However, Ratigan seems less mote a preconceived notion that
tial use of taxes, though only if After being appointed by then May 2010 election. than enthralled with the commit- there was not a revenue problem
absolutely necessary, to balance Vice Mayor Bret Hrbek to the At the time Tharpe replaced tee’s general direction after his but a spending problem originat-
the town budget. initial committee that grew out him with unsuccessful 2010 departure. ing with Graham’s town manage-
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“One of my concerns … was with their use of percentages of increase for some town departments The IT
(Information Technology) department was shown with a 259% increase since 2005. That department didn’t
exist in 2005 and was created by Mike Graham.” – Councilman Conkey
racy, perhaps also with the intent years,” Tom Conkey replied to our rate study that council started the prior Council, and it was im- (Note: Attempts to reach Teder-
of making the former town man- e-mailed question. “Projects like under Mike Graham in order to portant that the current Council ick, as well as other councilmen
ager look inept. the road improvements we did do what? – Fund the wastewater does their job to the best of their for comment on Ratigan and
Ratigan pointed out that former in the Cherrydale neighborhood treatment plant. – Oops!!” abilities. Mayor Darr noted that Conkey’s observations regarding
Vice Mayor Hrbek explained in a were essentially financed several the bickering was distracting the citizen Blue Ribbon Finance
radio debate with Councilman years ago … Mike (Graham) took Playing games? from the situation at hand, as the Committee were unsuccessful pri-
Sayre on WZRV’s Valley Today those funds and completed the group’s intent was to assist the or to publication.)
show that the town had simply project that was supposed to have Ratigan pointed to comments citizens of this Town.”
carried yet unrealized road and been done well before he took the by Mayor Tim Darr at the Nov. “I am in agreement with the
capital improvement plans for- town manager job. Likewise, the 22 council meeting in the wake mayor,” Ratigan says. “When I
ward from one year to the next. Happy Creek Road upgrade proj- of the initial delivery of the citi- originally presented the idea of
“The reason there was no new ect had funds that were already zen finance committee report a a Citizens Committee I never

Ivy Lodge
capital improvement plan in set aside but were unused. Mike week earlier. The town “Minutes” dreamed it would be used in a
those years was because the town recommended and the council of that meeting indicate that after manner to promote political self
manager, Mike Graham, and the agreed that we should move that thanking the committee for its interests or used as an excuse for
town didn’t want to overburden
the citizens of Front Royal with
project forward.
“The other reason the road plan
work, Darr bemoaned how the
discussion surrounding the pro-
failures to do one’s job.”
But Ratigan hopes some good Gift Shop
tax hikes to cover the cost of wasn’t redone was that we didn’t cess had evolved. can still come from the citizen 101 Chester Street
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the capital improvement plans make the old plan obsolete. Why tent was never to have the Com- Committee is a good idea and I
from previous years that were al- develop a new plan when the old mittee say Council or the Town am in support of it. Most of the Great Gift Ideas, including:
ready funded,” Ratigan asserts. one is still valid?” Conkey asked. Manager was wrong or right, but recommendations can be used Books, Pewter, Brass & Pottery
One councilman polled agreed. “I heard from new members of rather to benefit the Town as a by the council to streamline the
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nanced and kept on the books for just received the water-sewer under former Mayor Tewalt and tween the citizens and council.”

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By Kevin S. Engle
Warren County Report
“I don’t like these,” my wife
said the other night as she
McCoy’s Officers discovered the cash
and marijuana along with drug
paraphernalia in a leather bag
County General District Court
on February 1.
(From a release)

I took some Tootsie Rolls to

work recently. A super duper
pointed to the “intense” dark
chocolate squares I’d bought
her a while back. “They taste
big bag we’d had for some
time. So long in fact they’d
gotten buried behind other
like wax.”
That sounded appetizing.
I’m not a fan of dark choco-
stuff in our pantry and we’d late, or wax, but I know who
forgotten about them. I found is.
it while looking for something They were gone before
else. lunch.
“We still have those?” my I don’t know if anyone liked
wife asked when I set the
bag on the counter. “I’ll bet
them, but they didn’t go to
waste, and that was the im-
they’re no good anymore.” portant thing. I was glad they
I tried one. It was deli- were gone, but I must admit,
cious, but I knew if we hadn’t I was feeling a bit guilty. I
downed them by now, we probably should’ve warned
weren’t going to. We needed them about the waxy taste.
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A White House Garden Cookbook History in a Minute: Governor

John Letcher, Jan. 7, 1861
Healthy Ideas from the First Family for Your Family
(We present these “History in government extravagance.
a Minute” reports as part of While there, he consistently
rewards have been many and varied.  150th Anniversary events com- defended the rights of the
In her attempt to bring this nutritional portrait memorating a dark and bloody South against Northern inter-
to your table, Clara Silverstein has compiled his- chapter of our collective na- ference, although he never glo-
torical information along with more than forty tional history. Perhaps there rified slavery as an institution.
are still lessons to be learned by John Letcher was elected as
recipes that are not only child-certified, but all of us from these events.) Governor of Virginia in 1859,
pleasing to most palates. She underscores Mi- defeating Whig candidate Wil-
chelle Obama’s fervent message to families that With South Carolina having liam L. Goggin, and served
when children demonstrate a vested interest in passed its Articles of Secession from 1860-1864. Letcher was
on December 20, 1860, Virginia prominent in the organization
a project, the knowledge that is gained is truly Governor John Letcher called of the peace convention that
internalized. Discovering how wonderful it was a special session of the legis- met in Washington, D.C., Feb-
to plant something and watch it grow was only lature to determine a course ruary 8, 1861, in an effort to
equaled by the enjoyment of the succulent mor- of action for Virginia. Born prevent the impending Ameri-
in Lexington in Rockbridge can Civil War. He discour-
sels after the harvest. Sharing with those in need County, Virginia, Letcher had aged secession, but was active
was also a wonderful byproduct. attended private rural schools in sustaining the ordinance
by Clara Silverstein
Sallie Shadd was a freed slave who made a won- and Randolph-Macon College passed by Virginia on April 17,
derful confection from homegrown strawberries in Ashland, Virginia. In 1833, 1861.
(The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center and he graduated from Washing- Speaking before the Virginia
from Virginia for the inaugural celebration for
Royal Oak Bookshop donate books to Samuels ton Academy (now Washing- Assembly on January 7, 1861,
James Madison. It was  strawberry ice cream.  ton and Lee University) in Lex- Governor Letcher said, “Vir-
Public Library that are by or about women.  This
Thomas Jefferson was an avid gardener and some ington. ginia must, in this crisis, be
book is a recent donation and is available for Letcher was editor of the mindful of her own interests.
of the seeds and sprouts in the present White
checkout.) (Lexington) Valley Star news- The Gulf States are consult-
House garden were heirlooms from his garden
Michelle Obama is very definitive in her state- paper from 1840 to 1850. In- ing their good alone, and why
at Monticello. These are but two of the many tensely interested in politics, he should not Virginia follow their
ment that she ‘never met a French fry she didn’t
facts that are shared in this book.  It is filled with was active in the presidential example? She has immense in-
like’. However, the First Lady is equally passion- campaigns of 1840, 1844, and terests at stake, and they must
wonderful stories of celebrations that were high-
ate about her desire to educate the children in 1848, serving as a Democratic be adequately protected. She
lighted by the food that was served as well as of
this land of the need to change their eating hab- elector in 1848. Although nev- occupies a position now, as she
the hands that provided it. It might prompt you er a true abolitionist, he signed did in 1833, whence she can
its and avoid the path that leads to obesity, a na-
to cook, eat and perhaps even cause you to frolic the Ruffner Pamphlet of 1847, mediate between the contend-
tional concern. As a result, she became the archi- which proposed the abolition ing parties, North and South,
without coaxing. Whatever the outcome, do it
tect of the present White House garden which of slavery in that part of Vir- and see that some fair settle-
for yourselves and, most of all, for your families.
has received acclaim for its purpose as well as ginia west of the Blue Ridge ment and arrangement of exist-
production. Vast numbers of children and their Mountains. However, he ing differences shall be agreed
Sheila Lamonzs, Reviewer soon repudiated this antislav- upon. Now that guarantees are
parents have been involved in this project and the ery stand. As a delegate to the the order of the day and each
State Constitutional Conven- State is earnestly and anxiously
tion in 1850, he advocated re- inquiring what guarantees are
taining the Caucasian basis of required for her protection, it
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Permanent DSS director named by county

Former Franklin City DSS Director brings 30 years experience in field
County Administrator Doug- Eligibility Supervisor. Ms. Rea- Board, the Adult Education Ad- in Beth. Her passion for social P. Stanley added, “I also would
las P. Stanley recently an- vis later served Chesapeake De- visory Board, the Western Tide- services and dedication to the like to thank Jim Oliver for his
nounced the appointment of partment of Human Services as water Homeless Consortium, communities in which she has service as Interim Director. His
Elizabeth “Beth” Reavis as the Generic Intake Worker, and then and was on the Executive Board served are clearly evident. We experience and knowledge of
new Director of the Warren returned to Norfolk as Eligibility of the Franklin Rotary Club. feel very confident that Beth will the Virginia social services sys-
County Department of Social Supervisor, Program Supervi- County Administrator Doug- guide the Department forward tem has been an invaluable asset
Services. Ms. Reavis will begin sor, and Special Projects Man- las P. Stanley said, “We are very in a positive manner.” over the past few months, par-
her employment February 1, at ager. Since 2007, Ms. Reavis has excited about Beth joining the Ms. Reavis said, “Most of my ticularly throughout the hiring
an annual salary of $90,000. She served as Director of Social Ser- Warren County Department life has been spent in the flat- process for the new Director.
holds a Bachelor’s Degree from vices for the City of Franklin. of Social Services as Director. lands of Virginia and Texas. I Through his guidance, the War-
Empire State College where she Ms. Reavis is a former secre- When we began the search for a quickly fell in love with the beau- ren County Department of So-
majored in Human Services Ad- tary of the Executive Board of new Director, we hoped to find tiful Shenandoah region and cial Services never missed a beat
ministration. the Virginia League of Social someone with exceptional in- Warren County. Having served in providing the high level of
Ms. Reavis has more than 30 Services Executives. While in terpersonal skills, a strong back- in social services departments service expected of our agency.”
years of experience with the Vir- Franklin, she served as a board ground in dealing with state, in both urban and rural areas, The Warren County Depart-
ginia Department of Social Ser- member of the Franklin-South- local, and community agencies; I look forward to bringing my ment of Social Services is lo-
vices. She began her DSS career ampton United Way, the West- personnel management experi- experience and my love of the cated at 912 Warren Avenue,
with the Norfolk Department of ern Tidewater Community Ser- ence; and experience with the work we do to Warren County telephone (540) 635-3967. Of-
Human Services as an Eligibility vices Board, the Bright Starts organizational structure found and becoming part of the com- fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
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as Senior Eligibility Worker and Drug Free Schools Advisory all of those qualities and more County Administrator Douglas (From a release)
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Sheriff McEathron to Engagement Announcement House for Rent

seek re-election
On Jan. 13, Warren County and the quality of life in Front
Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron Royal and Warren County,”
announced his intention to McEathron said in a prepared
seek reelection to a third term statement, adding, “The com-
as Sheriff this year. munity support for the Sher-
“It has been an honor to serve iff ’s Office has been paramount
as your Sheriff over the past to our success and I look for- $800 per month
eight years. Warren County ward to working with you in or
is not just where I work. It is the future. I am committed to
the place my wife Donna, son providing the level of profes- For Sale $89,900
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Information on Melcher’s initiative may still be accessed at - Ryan

Kilimanjaro for a cause tells us he plans to keep the site up till April and anyone wishing to add to the $5,820 he raised may do so
there. Melcher may also be reached by e-mail at

‘Out of Africa’ - Melcher back from Kilimanjaro climb

A local man’s commitment to one continent’s suffering children of war
By Roger Bianchini into an earlier cathartic moment morning go back home when it’s
Warren County Report from his childhood. safer during the day. As I thought
“I remember as a little kid, see- about it and was really touched
We hooked up with Ryan ing a documentary on one of – I thought what I, what we go
Melcher late last year after his re- the famines going on in Africa. through on a daily basis, our tri-
turn from his September summit It could have been Ethiopia or als here in the United States, for
of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in somewhere else. I was just too the most part is chicken feed, it
central Africa. In August Melcher young to remember at this point. really is. And I thought what can
told us he was combining two of But what ended up happening I do about this?”
his hobbies, hiking and mountain was I remember getting my piggy
climbing, with a personal com- bank and going to my dad and The mission
mitment to raise both money and asking ‘Can I give this?’ And he
public awareness of the plight of kind of did a fatherly thing and What he did was organize a
African children growing up in said ‘Wait till you’re older – why website for fundraising and infor-
an environment of civil war lead- don’t you save that for your edu- mational purposes, leading to his
ing to enslavement by some of cation?’ Years and years later own trip to the region to get as
those conflict’s war lords. upon seeing this movie ‘Invisible close as discretion would allow to
As we reported when the 37- Children’ – I was older. walk, climb, watch, learn and re-
year-old design architect was “What that film did was turn to tell what he had learned.
Ryan Melcher is enthusiastic about the possibility of
preparing to scale the 19,341-foot chronicle the ‘night commuters’ “I wasn’t close enough to north-
positive change in the world.
summit of Kilimanjaro on a quest in northern Uganda. And what ern Uganda to see it first hand.
of spiritual commitment to raise these little kids do to avoid be- But personally before I left I had
public awareness of a modern
day human tragedy of epochal
ing captured by a rebel/terrorist
group called the Lord’s Resis-
an opportunity to actually be
called into a meeting in Wash-
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“I think if people read something like this and get inspired, I would really encourage them to find a cause
to get behind - that gives you an opportunity to help people out who don’t have it as good. Planning a vaca-
tion, having a great time, you’re going to add to it by doing that something extra.”
Kilimanjaro for a cause

so much really get a good handle

on their lives again and strike
back and help stop this.”
As Melcher told us in Au-
gust, what those children are
put through is hard for those of
us in America to comprehend.
Conscription into the service of
sadistic warlords wrapped in self-
serving political hyperbole often
begins with children witnessing
and even being forced to partici-
pate in the torture and murder of
their parents. And that is just the
beginning of a horror story that
threatens these children’s very
humanity and subsequent abil-
ity to function normally in the
Day one - Melcher’s climbing group approaches Kili- world.
manjaro. Melcher explained to us last
summer that he had selected
to have more of that in the future kind of situation. Christian non-denominational
just because I really do need to “And I got to meet a couple of organization World Vision, which
learn from people who are more survivors. And that’s humbling does not mandate religious con-
experienced than I am about this in itself, talking to somebody version as a prerequisite for its
and you ask ‘How did you get relief work, as recipient of what
into this?’ and they say, ‘Oh, I’m he would be able to raise on his
a survivor.’ And it takes you back quest into the heart of Africa.
a couple of seconds to see some- “World Vision is going to great
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important than reaching the summit – just being able to interact like that.”

Day three - approaching the summit.

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alone has tales in it that have just authority than I have. me to like build a wall of cement, “And so if World Vision would ple I’ve read about that help these
gone beyond all the reports I had “At some point in the future I would do that. But I want to go say, ‘Well since you are a man we children back into society are
heard so far, as to what the Lord’s of my lifetime, when mountain and actually have some first-hand really need you to hang back,’ be- women. So, I want to see if I can
Resistance Army is doing and climbing is no longer feasible for contact, which I need to be very cause I actually might add to the do anything first hand over there
the lengths to which they’ll go to me due to age or whatever rea- careful about though because I
keep their organization running.” sons, I’m probably going to see understand that the people who
Melcher, who financed his trip if I can get some short term mis- abducted these children are men,”
totally independently of his sion trips over there. And if they Melcher said of apparently deep-
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Melcher, who found himself in opportunity to really help people “On the way back I actually (Note: Anne Frank was a teenage
the heart of the African continent out who don’t have it as good as had the opportunity of a seven- Jewish refugee who died of typhus
combining a personal passion for you. Planning a vacation is one hour layover in Amsterdam. So I in the Bergen-Belsen concentra-
hiking with a driving desire to thing and having a great time went to Anne Frank’s secret attic tion camp at age 15 in 1945 in the
improve the lives of children half – you’ll still have it – but you’re (Anne Frank Museum), which if closing days of WWII. The diary
a world away. going to add to it by doing that anybody has the opportunity I she kept as her family hid in se-
“I think overall if people read something extra.” would highly recommend. But it cret rooms aided by sympathetic
something like this and get in- was very appropriate considering Dutch before their eventual be-
spired to do something like it, I The return the hike was in support of traf- trayal later became a worldwide
would really encourage them to ficking victims. And comparing best selling story of the strength
find a cause to get behind. For the Melcher said his return trip what the Nazis did to the Jews in of the human spirit in the face

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Town approves balanced water-sewer rate hikes

Council seeks level financial burden as $40-million bond issue looms
dation in all three options was to to the expense to builders facing prominently those impacts have
reduce that fee to $4,000 based an already rough economic and included sexual mutations and
on estimates of the actual costs to home marketing climate, Hollo- immune system degradation
the town of providing that mini- way pointed out. leading to lesions, disease and
mum-use service. Sayre’s amendment was de- “fish kills”. First the fish, then us
In arguing against Sayre’s feated by the same 5-1 margin – that’s not a pretty picture to
amendment, Tom Conkey stated Tharpe’s original motion would contemplate if one is looking for
that by law a municipal utility can be approved by, again with only incentive to bite the economic
only charge rates based on actual Sayre dissenting. bullet and proceed with waste-
costs, rather than speculate on water upgrades.
profit margins as the private sec- Rising costs, rising rates
tor can. In response to a question Bad news, good news
from Shae Parker, Acting Town As explained in our reporting
Manager Steve Burke told coun- of Burton & Associates Senior While the percentage rate in-
cil the $4,000 ¾-inch hookup fee Vice President Andrew Burn- creases are the bad news, the
did reflect the town’s anticipated ham’s Nov. 29th work session good news is those increases are
costs. presentation to council, the town based on comparatively low cur-
Again reflecting actual costs, all is facing six-year, tiered increases rent rates. As Conkey pointed
three consultant options present- of as much as 127.5 percent for out on Nov. 29th, when one looks
Tom Sayre couldn’t get any council support for his
ed to council late last November sewer service and 45.5 percent at actual numbers the increases
amendment to keep the smallest residential water
line hook-up fees at the current $5,000 level. Council included raising the ¾-inch sew- for water service. Those increases seem much less oppressive.
voted Sayre down 5-1 in approving the consultant- er tap hookup fees from $5,000 relate largely to recent upgrades Conkey’s point seems well taken
recommended reduction of that fee to $4,000 based to $7,500 with a net increase of to the town’s water plant with to- when you consider that the av-
on actual costs to the town of providing the service. $1,500 for smallest consumer tal costs of about $6 million, and erage “small customer” water-
units coming into the town’s wa- soon to be undertaken and fed- sewer bill utilizing 3,000 or fewer
By Roger Bianchini ment to Hollis Tharpe’s motion ter-sewer system. erally mandated upgrades to its gallons per month is $14.50. First
Warren County Report approving Option One as pre- In arguing against Sayre’s wastewater treatment plant that year hike proposals (FY 2011) of
sented in an attempt to maintain amendment, Chris Holloway, are forecast to cost $40 million. 3.5 percent in water and 30 per-
Faced with how to balance fu- a $5,000 fee for the smallest resi- himself a builder, pointed out the While there has been some mu- cent to sewer rates would vary
ture water-sewer utility costs and dential hook up for ¾-inch water town had raised its hookup rates nicipal grousing about those between $1.50 and $3.28 for us-
the economic responsibility for lines. The consultant recommen- in recent years. Those costs add mandated improvements, they ers of 2,000 or 3,000 gallons per
meeting those costs, the Front have been enacted to improve billing period depending on
Royal Town Council voted 5-1 on the water quality of rivers in the which of three rate options coun-
Jan. 10 to balance rate increases Meado
M wbrook Farm at Huntly Chesapeake Bay watershed, of cil settles on.
equally between residential and 9.5 mi. south of Front Royal on Rte 522 which the Shenandoah River is While compounding those num-
larger use commercial-industrial a part. As for the benefit to lo- bers over the full six years needed
customers. Only Tom Sayre vot- calities in that watershed one to balance the town water-sewer
ed against implementing the first • English and western riding lessons
need only recall recent studies utility budget could double ex-
of three options presented by a • Pasture and stall board that discovered the negative im- isting rates, the actual base rate
consultant hired to examine the • 200 acres, arena, trails, jumps pact on aquatic life of untreated numbers are still only in the
town’s rate structure and future
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term increases could be reduced over the long haul. said the impact of Option Three to much the center offers. year. But Councilman Carson
if the northside Dominion/VE- During the Jan. 10th water-sewer on the 4-H Center’s 6-inch me- “Don’t make us close our doors Lauder disputed Dykes’ conten-
PCO power plant comes on line rate Public Hearing a represen- ter lines would result in monthly to thousands of boys and girls. tion the town had implemented a
by 2016 as is now planned by the tative of the 4-H Educational cost increases from existing rates Please don’t add another rate rate hike as recently as last July.
private sector. Center in Harmony Hollow told of $244 to $406. She said antici- hike in July,” Dykes said, noting However Town Manager Burke
In November, Burnham told council implementation of Op- pated total increases of $4,800 in the center had already been hit said, yes, there was an increase
council that Option 3, which tion Three could have dire effects fee and usage costs could be fatal with one rate increase this past last year.
placed the least burden on small on that facility’s ability to contin-
residential users at the expense of ue to survive in this county.
bigger commercial users, was the Noting the non-profit, education-
least attractive option if a munic- al facility servicing 18 counties
ipality wanted to encourage com- throughout the region receives
mercial customers to locate or no state of federal grant money
remain in the community. And as Mary Dykes said the Option
noted in discussion of the poten-
tial impact of the Dominion/VE-
PCO power plant, it seems those
Three hike of around 13 cents per
gallon would make it “difficult
for the 4-H Center to survive”.
high volume commercial water She added that were the facility
and sewer users and their tax
base play a role in keeping resi-
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Gambling addiction legislation gains support

Licensed treatment facility and Christian family values groups unite
Richmond, VA. (Jan. 18, 2011) Assembly, we address the issue, many battles to provide stable, (Williamsville else has failed.Wellness,
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– Williamsville Wellness, a Ha- support the bill and provide help loving family environments. just contact. outside of Richmond, Vir-
nover based gambling addiction to those who need it.” Gambling addiction is yet an- ginia, LIBRA claims (September
to be the only 23 totreat-
treatment center, the Family Nationwide, gambling continues other outside force that has suc- ment facility in the United States ber 22) A friend’s unexpected work-
Foundation and the Virginia In- to increase in popularity through cessfully torn apart millions of licensed relatedtonews
treat could be a wake-up
gambling addic- call
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The strengthen your position at this time.
Bill HB 1977, introduced by Del- ginning to consider utilizing their tion. “If this week bill is a step
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SCORPIO (October oldest23and most
to Novem-
egate Thomas A. “Tag” Greason gambling revenue to assist those protecting families in the Com- influential pro-family • On Feb. 6, 1820, the first organized
forming of new personal relation- ber 21) You might wantadvocacy
to review a immigration of freed slaves from the
(R-32). negatively affected by gambling monwealth ships from the devasta-
and the shoring up of those that organization.
decision to work Established
alone on a 1982,project. United States departs New York har-
If passed, the bill would cre- addiction. tions of mightgambling addiction,
be weakening. it the Virginia
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see it as efficient and for
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ate a special non-reverting fund “As a licensed gambling addic- is worthyalso ofdominate
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known as the Problem Gambling tion treatment center, we’ve seen member ofTAURUS (April 20” to May 20)
the legislature. sary secretiveness,
faith-based advocacy even for a Scorpio.
group.) the American Colonization Society.
Treatment Fund and would de- While
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velop a plan for statewide pre- to move
and patients in the last few years,” have profound negative impacts quickly to deal with sudden December 21) Don’t be put off by a tially funded by the U.S. Congress,

January 17, 2011

KFWS • MindGym
vention, education and treatment plan changes,
said Mike Ryan, public affairs di- on families. We think the Bill is it might be best to wait lukewarm response to a recent effort. which appropriated $100,000 to be
until you can come up with some sol- Perhaps you didn’t present a strong used in returning displaced Africans.
of gambling addiction and other rector at Williamsville Wellness. a reasonable way to respond to
id facts behind the unexpected turn of enough argument. Rebuild your case • On Feb. 5, 1878, Andre Citroen,
problems related to gambling. “Any efforts the Commonwealth those who recognize their addic-
events. with more facts, and try again. Good later referred to as the Henry Ford of
The House of Delegates General makes to help those suffering tion problems GEMINI and(May seek 21 help
to Juneto20) It’s luck.
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good week consider how you’ll CAPRICORN (December 22 to first mass-produced automobiles, is
bill later in the Session. beneficial.” presidentmove andonCEO, matters Virginia
both personal In- and January 19) A surprise development
born in Paris. Citroen allowed poten-
“HB 1977 holds the power to Several Christian family values terfaith Center. professional. In either case, the more in the early part of the week could be tial customers to take his vehicles for a
positively affect an incredible organizations, The Family Foun-   you know about them, the more linked to an ongoing situation. Before test drive — then a new concept — and
number of Virginia families and dation,1. aGEOGRAPHY:
Richmond-based or- of
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individuals harmed by prob- ganization
water areand The Virginia
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sang “Seasons (June in21theto Sun”July 22) 1. Who
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throughBrett and Pete Rose,
an emotionally difficult
Dwarfs,” his first full-length animat-
disease that has been neglected groupies in the Commonwealth,
“Stagecoach” and “The Grapes of ed color feature. Naysayers warned
for far too long. It is imperative addedWrath”?
their support of the bill.
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4. MUSIC: What rock ‘n’ roll band
for knowing
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time for Leos is. and Leonas toset While an NCAA record in 2009 for most
the week still favors new pur- No. 1 animated film of all time.
included members Marty Balin and “Red Red
3. NameLuray,
think the VA
artist who
about opportunities first sang passes without
that might suits, some things an interception
from the (379).
past also • On Feb. 3, 1959, rising American
Wine.” your usual interests. You make a claim for your picked
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captured Vicksburg, Miss., after a 40- that hadVIRGO a melody(Augustwritten 23 by atoU.S. Septem-ic Johnson
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vice president. You can turn a troublesome wonderful
his teams win? gift for seeing the best in Don McLean memorialized the musi-
6. SCIENCE FICTION: What fic- 6. Whoworkplace issue to your
had hits 20 years apart with advantage people.
5. How many consecutive Stanley cians in the 1972 hit “American Pie,”
tional character had a flying lab called “I Think
Sky Queen?
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by prompting that Virgo penchant
and 1987?
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7. LITERATURE: Who wrote “Rid-
ers of the Purple Sage”? Ashpalt Answers 6. When was the last time there was
an all-South American men’s soccer
• On Feb. 1, 1974, Ted Bundy kills
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8. MYTHOLOGY: Hera was the sis- 1. Terry Jacks. The singer is dying a serial killer. That summer Bundy
is saying goodbye to friends and final in World Cup? attacked at least seven young women
ter and the wife of which Greek god? 7. Against whom was Lennox in Washington. He was caught in 1977
9. U.S. PRESIDENTS: What U.S. family. The song also was covered by

Spacious brick Lewis’ last heavyweight boxing title in Florida and eventually confessed to
president was born Gin RE ATBranch, the Kingston Trio with different lyrics
West fight? 36 murders. He was executed in 1989.
home close to House! in 1963.
Iowa? • On Feb. 2, 1980, details of
town. 5 bed, 3 2. She’s walking. That’s it, just walk- Answers
10. INVENTIONS: When was the Licenced ABSCAM, an FBI operation to uncov-
baths, 3400+ ballpoint pen invented? ing. Ipanema is & Insuredin Rio
a neighborhood 1. California’s Dick Drago, on July er political corruption in the govern-
finished square de Janeiro, Brazil. 20, 1976. ment, are released to the public. Thir-
Answers 3.Tired
Neil Diamond, in 1968. He also 2. Brett hit 137 triples; Rose, 135. ty-one public officials were targeted
feet. Mostly 1. Indian Ocean of Rising
wrote the song. The more well-known 3. Wake Forest. for investigation. In the operation,
hardwood 2. John Ford Heating Costs? 4. He was in nine NBA Finals, win- FBI agents posed as representatives
version was done reggae-style by
flooring and 3. Carbon of Abdul Enterprises, Ltd., a fictional
sale $189,900
4. Jefferson Airplane
UB40 in 1983. ning five.
business owned by an Arab sheik.
laminate. 4. “Precious and Few.” The song hit 5. Six consecutive series.
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“I will miss the excitement…I will miss our annual picnics with all of our partners at farms in three states…I
End of the ‘Run’ will miss particularly our grooms and all the backstretch workers who are among the most important
people in horse racing. But mostly I will miss the horses.” - Malcolm Barr, Sr.

Hampshire Racing Stables comes to an end

21 years and 130 winners later, a racing partnership shuts its doors
ers, jockeys and trainers would
die for) and plenty to talk about
at our favorite hangouts and at
the occasional cocktail party.
While we brought many AARP-
qualified members into the sport,
we also attracted many 30-some-
things. We made many close
friends over the years and even at-
A family affair - Malcolm tracted the attention of President
Barr of Rockland, presi- Clinton’s mother (Ms. Virginia
dent of Hampshire Rac- Kelly), an avid race-goer. We also
ing & Breeding Partner- had a member of President Rea-
ships, and wife Carol, gan’s cabinet, Commerce Secre-
Hampshire secretary and tary Bill Verity, join our team.
bookkeeper, helped make As I look through our winner’s
“the sport of kings” more circle photos (our most impor-
accessible to the non- tant product) I realize that most
royal and less than roy- of us were T-shirt wearing guys
ally rich. and gals with limited disposable
income who wanted to live life
By Malcolm Barr, Sr. The most successful of the 150 horses owned and raced by Hampshire Partner- just a bit on the edge.
Warren County Report ships was Landler, seen here winning the $50,000 “Claiming Crown” in Minne- In all the years, just a trio of
sota. horses threatened to take us “all
Walking away from the business
event, started to become popular when we became a corporation, statistic – 22 percent – that own- the way” and one did. Landler,
of Thoroughbred race horses that
(today, more than 75% of Thor- and Bill left the area for Boston in
I’ve enjoyed for 21 years is a most
oughbreds are owned by syn- 1997.
difficult thing. I’ve quit the busi-
ness twice. This time, I’ve quit for
good and our Hampshire Racing
dicates) and we hopped on the Altogether, we raced about
bandwagon. For a time, we were 580 times, won 130 races, hit (540) 635-2156
one of the more popular and well the board 60 percent of the time
and Breeding Partnerships will
known racing syndicates on the for about $700,000 in purse and
soon be gone. I published my last
Maryland circuit (Laurel, Pimlico bonus money, and mostly went
Hampshire Newsletter for our
and Timonium), later branching broke doing it! As one journalist
remaining 18 clients. These rac-
out and training horses at Phila- wrote about us in past years, “the
ing fans are a small percentage of
delphia Park, Colonial Downs in racing game is not for the faint of
those who remain from the 900 or
Virginia, and Charles Town. We heart!”
so we’ve introduced to the world
also raced our horses at Saratoga, Bill and I knew that, our part-
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West Hampshire Way was the last of the Hampshire’s home-bred horses and the
last winner for the Barrs and their partners at Charles Town in July 2009.
a $7,500 purchase in January Claiming Breeding and Racing of race horses that competed for
2003, got us to our equivalent of Thoroughbreds on a Shoestring us on American tracks. Never-
the Kentucky Derby - the annual - and Beating the Odds” pub- theless, even an 11th place finish
Claiming Crown meet every July lished in 2006 by Authorhouse out of 16 in the English Derby
at Canterbury Park, MN - where of Bloomington, IN and Milton (by Brancaster), dressed up in
we won by a nose and, for a few Keynes, UK). Her son, Probably’s top hats and morning suits, was The cover of Malcolm Barr’s book about his thorough-
hours at least, had the fastest Devil, was a multiple winner and an unforgettable adventure. No bred horse racing experiences, “1000 to 1 – Claiming,
horse of his class in North Amer- got us to the Valhalla of Thor- more so, however, than return- Breeding and Racing Thoroughbreds on a Shoestring
ica. Landler also appeared on oughbred racing, Saratoga, NY, ing to Charles Town the follow- – and Beating the Odds”.
the Preakness undercard (a tro- but lost there to 2002 Eclipse ing week to win a $5,000 claiming ginia and ridden by her husband, Jerry in the Charles Town area;
phy winner that day) and won us Award Sprint Category winner, race with Indian Sprout and local journeyman Charles Town jockey Ken Lowe III, fellow Rotarian of
about $140,000 in less than a year Orientate. trainer Jeff Runco. Anthony Mawing, “Westy” was Shepherdstown, WV, prominent
from races in Minnesota, Dela- Four of us, over the years, took It isn’t easy to remember all our to become our 130th, and last, hotel owner and current chair-
ware, Maryland and Virginia. a flyer and either individually or horses, but the first we owned winner. man of the Charles Town Horse-
The other two were mother and together joined syndicates in the and raced was named Duke Toby Among those attracted by the men’s Benevolent and Protective
son, Probably The One, a $6,500 UK and France, making it out to and the jockey was the future Hampshire over our years in the Association; Richard Armstrong,
claim (purchase) earlier in the races such as the English Derby Hall of Famer, Kent Desormeaux Valley were former Randolph- formerly R-MA and now a local
decade. This mare also beat the at Epsom Downs, Royal Ascot, or – he won. Our last winner was Macon Academy science teacher public high school teacher; Gary
$100,000 mark. We retired her the great tracks of France, where another home bred from a differ- Marie Draus, now Marie Ros- Buckley of Front Royal, a Fairfax
and bred her. All four of her off- we had expensive but minimal in- ent mare, Oskaloosa, called West perich, who is raising horses on county employee; Dr. Mary El-
spring beat the odds and raced terests in horses with great blood Hampshire Way. Trained by Tina Stonewall Farm with husband len Brown, DVM; George Hagle
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of Middletown; and, some years are among the most important in animals continues. He is presi-
ago, Bill Powers of Rockland; people in horse racing. dent of the Humane Society of P r i n t m o r e c o u p o n s a t w w w. i b u y f r o n t r oy a l .c o m

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Report from Richmond: 2011

for our remaining partners, many
of whom have been with us for
years. Why now? Well, 77 seems
to be a good age to step down.
Also the recession makes the
business more difficult (although Delegate Clay Athey, R-18th Legislative District
we did survive two economic
Courts of Justice Committee. The Courts of Committee which oversees law enforcement
downturns). I guess it’s easier to Justice Committee is recognized along with agencies throughout Virginia. Thus, I am one
say that it’s time to go. the Appropriations Committee as one of the of only a few senior delegates that serve on
What will I miss? I will miss, two most powerful standing committees in four Standing Committees in the House of
and do thank, the horses – hand- the Virginia House of Delegates and I am ap- Delegates.
some animals, big hearts, gentle preciative of being selected by the Speaker to I was also re-elected by my peers as Chair-
in nature, fierce on the race track serve as its Vice-Chairman. man of the House Policy Committee which
and competitive to the last. It’s As Chairman of the Court’s Civil Law Sub- works to develop numerous proposals to
been a great ride, and I’m grateful committee, I am afforded the privilege of reform Virginia’s government and hopefully
to them all, from our first, Duke overseeing all proposed changes to Virginia strengthen a myriad of Virginia statutory
Toby, to our last, West Hamp- Civil Laws. Since the House Courts of Justice laws each legislative session.
shire Way, and all of the others in Committee hears over sixty percent of all the Jobs and the state of our economy in the
between. bills introduced in any legislative session and Commonwealth will be the major focus of the
I will miss the excitement of also recommends to the General Assembly all 2011 General Assembly Session and over the
seeing our horses thundering out the appointments to vacancies in the Virginia coming weeks in this column, I hope to also
of the gate and past the winning Judiciary, that role alone keeps me very busy share with my constituents many other pub-
Greetings from your Delegate to the Virgin- year round. lic policy proposals which seek to streamline
post. I will miss my occasional
ia General Assembly. This week over 2,000 In addition, I was re-appointed to serve state government through reform and cost
visits to their stalls with carrots
bills have been filed by Delegates and Sena- on the House Education Committee, where cutting of non-essential services.
and camera on weekend after- tors throughout the Commonwealth of Vir- I will serve as Chairman of its Students and As always, I thank you for the opportunity
noons, or watching them train ginia. Day Care Sub-Committee. The House Educa- to serve in the Oldest Deliberative body in the
in the early morning hours. I will Governor Bob McDonnell gave his second tion Committee oversees K-12 Public Schools New World. Just sitting at my desk on the floor
miss our annual picnics with all speech to a Joint Session of the General As- and Higher Education in Virginia and as a of the Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson
of our partners at farms in three sembly last Wednesday. My colleagues and Virginia Community College graduate, I take is both awe inspiring and very humbling for
states, our trips to South Caro- I will spend much of the session considering particular interest in all areas of education. a boy who grew up at 326 Duncan Avenue in
lina where we wintered several thousands of bills and amendments to the I was also re-appointed to the Health, Wel- Viscose City. During session, I can be reached
of the better guys. I will miss state’s two-year, $78 billion budget. fare and Institutions Committee which over- at 1-804-698-1018 or Email delcathey@house.
particularly our grooms and hot I was also re-appointed by the House Speak- sees all laws relating to healthcare in Virginia
walkers and all the backstretch er to serve as Vice-Chairman of the House as well the Militia, Police, and Public Safety
workers who, behind the scenes,
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County cuts the ribbon on new community center

Old Samuels Library reborn to all-age recreation and educational uses

County Adminstrator Doug Stanley lauded all in-

volved in realizing the future community use of the
old library.
acknowledged. come … and I want to thank Tony
A major problem was the discov- Bell, Josh Bennett, Chris Rea and
ery of mold within the building’s other staff of Moseley Architects
old HVAC system that delayed for their hard work to steer us
work to assure the safety of all through this process. The quality
within the confines of the build- design that you see here today is a
ing’s new incarnation. direct result of their efforts.”
“The Warren County Building Stanley then echoed Board of Su-
Inspections Department also pervisors Chairman Archie Fox
A new look to the entrance of the former Samuels Public Library.  played a critical role on this proj- in thanking the 10th District’s
ect,” Stanley noted. “Building Congressional representative for
By Roger Bianchini County Administrator Doug contractors on the design of the Official David Beahm and our his support in Washington.
Warren County Report Stanley acknowledged the work facility, approvals had to be ob- Clerk of the Works Jeff Hayes “As Chairman Fox mentioned,
of those who spoke before him tained from the Town of Front have worked side by side with Congressman Frank Wolf – with-
On Jan. 17, local officials greeted and others in achieving the reno- Royal, and two federal grants had our contractor and the architect out Congressman Wolf ’s help to
federal and state guests as the vation and continued use of the to be managed. To complicate to make sure that we received secure two federal grants totaling
ribbon was officially cut to open a building for a positive commu- things further, we ran into sig- what we paid for and to provide $690,000 we would not be here
new Warren County Community nity purpose. nificant difficulties with the reno- us with a building that will serve today cutting the ribbon on this
Center and educational support “A project of this magnitude lit- vation of the building,” Stanley this community for many years to beautiful facility. Congressman,
building renovated out of the erally takes hundreds of hours of
original Samuels Public Library staff time to pull off,” Stanley told
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The ribbon-cutting crowd mingles in the refurbished lobby.

you have always been there for Childress, his predecessor Dick nity Center has truly been a team
Aren’t Selling?
Warren County when we have Magnifico and Parks and Recre- effort and I am extremely proud of
needed you, and we offer our ation Director Dan Lenz for their the way our team has performed. Ken Evans
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continued assistance. ing the project, especially in the ficulty of the project to the con-
“Thanks to Brandy Rosser for early stages of putting data to- clusion today, our staff has always
her efforts in managing the two gether for the grant applications put forth their best efforts and I
grants for the project,” Stanley and developing a clear concept of believe those efforts are reflected
said in acknowledging the county what the facility needed to pro- in the quality of the facility that
end of that grant process. “The vide to our community.” we give to Warren County today.
average person will never know “The dream of having a commu- I, along with the rest of the coun-
the countless hours spent on nity center for all ages in Warren ty staff, look forward to watching
grant reports and reimbursement
requests … [and] we thank Dep-
County has finally become a re-
ality!” Parks & Rec Director Dan
this facility serve the Front Roy-
al-Warren County community,”
Interest rates at a 56 year low!
uty County Administrator Bob Lenz said.
“The completion of this Commu-
Stanley concluded. Listing inventory rises. It’s the best
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Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

REALITY STORE VOLUNTEERS NEED- Pam at or may also call or email the office for a copy Quality Inn is ready to fill all of your hotel for the ladies in the crowd. For our ladies,
ED call the Chamber at 635-3185 for more ( 540-636-7007; or down- lodging needs. Whether you need a room the newest Vera Bradley Release just ar-
information. The “I Do” Bridal Showcase load one from our website ( for one or a room for four plus Fido. We rived and is out for your choosing. Dinners
The Chamber’s Education Committee is is sponsored by Bowling Green Country The application deadline is FEBRUARY have a room for you. We offer free WiFi, from pot pie, roast beef, meatloaf and so
coordinating the “Reality Store” for all soph- Club. 1, 2011. All entries MUST BE MAILED to free in-room safe, spacious work desk, ex- on are satisfying the local need for great
omores at Warren County and Skyline High our office at PO Box 1748, Front Royal, panded cable (with free HBO, ESPN, and food on these cold nights. Stop on by and
Schools. The Reality Store will take place WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VA 22630 and MUST BE POSTMARKED ESPN2), refrigerators and microwaves in warm your toes. The Apple House supports
at Warren County High School on Tuesday, by 5PM on February 1st. Finalists will be all rooms, exercise room, picnic area and the new CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
February 22nd and Skyline High School on The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Com- interviewed and winners will be announced seasonal outdoor pool. Call to see how and encourages anyone to join who wants
Wednesday, February 23rd from 8:30 a.m. munity Public Safety Program is scheduled in March of 2011. Do you want to empower they can serve you. For more information to help promote better business under-
until 11::30 a.m. on both days. The Reality to begin on February 8, 2011. The program women in our community? The FRWRC please view - http://www.qualityinn-fron- standing locally and promotion of our won-
Store provides students with a look at life will run for ten weeks on Tuesday nights needs your help. Join the Front Royal or call 540-635-3161. Face- derful community. Last but not least, may
after high school and helps teach a valu- from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Representa- Women’s Resource Center at their Winter book: Quality Inn Front Royal. the Stink Bug in your day fly away!!!!!!!!!
able lesson on the importance of further tives from the Warren County Sheriff’s of- Membership Mixer Tuesday, February 8,
education. Volunteers are needed for both fice and Warren County Fire and Rescue 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Samuels Public The 2011 Shenrapawa District Corporate The Salvation Army’s $100,000 objective
days. Contact the Chamber at 635-3185 or will provide an in-depth overview of the Library. Come gather with their wonderful Pinewood Derby will be held Saturday, was achieved thanks to everyone ‘s efforts. to volunteer operations and responsibilities of Warren members and find out how you can help February 26th, at the Blue Ridge Shadows Lts. Pradeep and Pricilla Ramaji want to
or for more information. County Public Safety. Highly trained and impact the lives of women in our commu- Golf Club. Please contact Joe Parajecki at express their heartfelt appreciation to all of
experienced Warren County deputies and nity. Wine, hors d’oeuvers and beverages 262-957-7546 if you would like to race. All the caring community of Front Royal. Again,
CHAMBER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM fire/rescue personnel will provide presenta- will be provided. Bring an old friend, bring proceeds to benefit the Friends of Scout- to the Chamber, the Business Community,
tions and demonstration on law specialized a new friend, join them for this fun & casual ing for the Shenandoah Area Council, Boy WZRV’s Joe Woodall & Mario Retrosi, The
Sponsorship has its privileges! Your operations. Interested citizens may obtain evening. *Snow date: Tuesday, February Scouts of America. Warren Sentinel, all the organizations and
Chamber has sponsorship packages de- applications for program participation at the 22 groups who rang the bell, and to the entire
signed with our members’ needs in mind. Warren County Sheriff’s Office public as- The Hampton Inn in Front Royal is run- community of Front Royal-Warren County.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for sistance window, 23 East Jackson Street, On January 23rd from 1-3 p.m., Wakefield ning an ongoing WINTER WONDERLAND Thank you…thank you…thank you!
all members, small or large. Contact the Front Royal. The class size is limited to Country Day School invites all families to SPECIAL for the months of January and
Chamber at 635-3185 or info@frontroyal- a maximum of 15. If you have questions come for a tour and enjoy some refresh- February. Drop by for the night or stay a What if you took the best of Facebook and for more information. Spon- regarding this program please contact ments. WCDS is a private college prepa- whole weekend! Enjoy their Cloud Nine Craigslist and made it local? Announcing
sorships are offered on a first-come, first- Deputy Larry Funk at the Warren County ratory PS-12th grade day school offering Bedding, relax in their updated lobby, take Front Royal and War-
serve basis and are selling fast! Contact Sheriff’s D.A.R.E. office at 540 635-0399 or a rigorous classical education focusing on a swim in the pool, and eat a complimenta- ren County have an exciting new website
us today to reserve your space. email both character and intellect. WCDS has an ry hot breakfast. Please call 540-635-1882 designed for local people, groups and busi-
unbroken tradition of 100% 4-year college for reservations. To make your Valentine’s nesses to meet and learn about each other.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR CHAM- MEMBER NEWS acceptance and their 23 2010 graduates Day extra special, bring your sweetie and My Front offers the following:
BER DAY AT THE CAPITOL received over $1.2 million in merit scholar- stay the night. Only $99.00 for a fluffy king - Profiles for businesses, groups, bands
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar – Join Hou- ship offers. Come see what a Wakefield bed sprinkled with rose petals, a chocolate and individuals. Photos can be shared and
Join us for “Chamber Day at the Capitol” lihan’s all this month and try our MEALIO Country Day School education could mean treat, and hot breakfast in the morning! blogs can be posted.
on Wednesday, January 26th. This is your DEALIO !!!! 3 Courses from $11.95 to for your child. WCDS is located at 1059 (standard room only, suites at additional
opportunity to travel to Richmond and hear $16.95 Includes Soup or Salad, Limited Zachary Taylor Highway, Flint Hill, VA cost) Offer good February 12-14. Call - A community calendar anyone can post
from the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney Entree’s And Dessert !! Dine in only, and 22627 ~ (540) 635-8555 ext. 227 ~ www. 540-635-1882 to make your reservation to. Let people know about a government
General and others about issues facing may not be combined with any other offers. ~ bus service available today! meeting, church picnic, sports event or
businesses and the Commonwealth of Front Royal location only, Expires 1/31/11. from 8 area counties. even your birthday bash! Having a huge
Virginia. You will also have the opportunity Don’t forget to order your Super Bowl Sun- The United Way of Front Royal/Warren sale? Post it.
to meet with our state representatives and day Party Platters from Houlihan’s. This Open House, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 1 County is proud and pleased to announce - Chat in the community chat room or have
discuss issues/concerns and make sug- year they are offering 20 jumbo stuffed PM to 3:30 PM at Mountain Laurel Montes- that it has met and exceeded by 3% its a one-on-one chat with a friend.
gestions. Please contact Niki at nfoster@ SHROOMS or 30 Buffalo or our special sori School, 155 Biggs Dr., Front Royal and 2010 Campaign goal of $95,000. This - Post a classified ad for yourself or busi- or 635-3185 if you Thai Wings. Each platter costs $19.95. Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School, marks only the first time since 2006 that ness.
are interested in attending “Chamber Day Call to place your orders 540-631-3045. 23 Sunny Slope Ln., Flint Hill. Please join the local United Way, which serves only - Let us know what you think about any
at the Capitol” and watch for additional de- us to meet the teachers, tour the school, Warren County, has met its stated cam- topic in the forums and rants and raves.
tails soon! Only two weeks left to apply for a Dare to and learn about Montessori education from paign goal. The United Way funds 12 lo- Best of all everything is free. Even the clas-
Dream Grant! The Front Royal Women’s birth through 9th grade. Mountain Laurel cal health and human service groups, and sifieds. Even for businesses. Free. My-
I DO BRIDAL SHOWCASE Resource Center offer grants ranging in students gain knowledge through experi- this success means that each agency will is still growing and will add
amounts form $500 - $1,000 annually. ence, confidence through leadership, and be assured of allocations which will assist even more features soon. Come join us as
If weddings are a part of your business, Any woman, age 18 years and older and compassion through community service. them in providing the safety net of human we create a new fun place for Front Royal
then your business needs to be a part of a resident of Warren County may apply. Please join us at our Open House to wit- services so essential for the citizens of and Warren County. We want to grow with
the 2011 “I Do” Bridal Showcase. At the The grant’s goal is to provide women with ness Montessori education in action! Visit Front Royal and Warren County. People in you.
Bridal Showcase, you will be in direct con- an opportunity to take a bold step forward or call (540) Warren County understood the need and,
tact with many brides searching for all sorts in their lives or to support the momentum 636-4257 for more information. despite the economy, they came through
of services. You can display your products/ if they are already on their way. Past ap- for their neighbors with flying colors. The COUNTY OF WARREN
services for them to see, taste and/or ex- plicants have used their grants to attend The Quality Inn Skyline Drive: Hearts United Way cannot express their gratitude
perience. Your display space will allow you classes at Lord Fairfax Community Col- Abound during our Valentine’s Day Spe- to their volunteer Campaign Chair, Beth Tuesday, January 18th, 7 p.m. at the Gov-
to set an atmosphere for on-the-spot con- lege, purchase computers, buy books, cial the week of February 11 – 15, 2011. Medved Waller, and everyone in Front ernment Center
sultations and planning. The “I Do” Bridal attend beauty school, create a garden for $75.00 + tax for a warm and cozy room Royal and Warren County for giving them
Showcase is where you and your business hospice patients, start a business or create and a bottle of wine for you and your honey. this huge success just at the time it is most
need to be. The “I Do” Bridal Showcase a non-profit. Applications can be picked Call today 540-635-3161 and reserve your badly needed. TOWN OF FRONT ROYAL
will be held on Sunday, February 27th at up at Royal Oak Bookshop, or at the Front special Valentine’s Day room. In the morn-
Bowling Green Country Club from 11am Royal Women’s Resource Center office on ing, enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, The Apple House has a new shipment of Monday, January 24th, 7 p.m. at the Gov-
until 3pm. Anyone registering before Janu- Wednesday mornings (316 N. Royal Av- including eggs, bacon, breads, pastries, Flair Hair hats. These are great for those of ernment Center
ary 14th receives a 10% discount. Contact enue, upstairs from St. Luke’s Clinic). You fresh fruit, cereal, juice, tea and coffee. us who are a little thin on top. Very dapper
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Dear Stewart, cific benefits do you want to restore? that contributes to good air quality Whether you do the work yourself
What new benefits do you want to through the trees’ natural biological or call in the professionals, the end
I recently bought a few wooded introduce? A plan is important. processes, restore some lost species result will be your call. What an
acres that had a big area cleared for Considering that a large-scale of trees, introduce new ones for di- awesome legacy to leave the future
construction. I would now like to clearing of the land is a major envi- versity, or manage water runoff from generations.
restore some of the benefits of the ronmental disturbance and can take storms. It is important to start with
trees that were lost. Any tips on how decades to restore, you might want having some goals and then plan- Stewart
to start? to think about a plan that will give ning on how to achieve them. Keep •••
results in phases. In the short term, yourself and the next generation in The Front Royal/Warren County Tree
Bill, near Chester Gap you could introduce shade, fruit the picture of this long process. Get- Steward program began in 1997 with
and nut trees for yourself and wild- ting your land back in balance with volunteers dedicated to improving
the health of trees by providing edu-
Hey Bill, life (ahem!), ornamentals, provide nature will take a long time. But you cational programs, tree planting and
habitat for wildlife, or just develop are doing the right thing. care demonstrations, and tree mainte-
You definitely are well informed a beautiful four-season landscape. Once you know what your goals nance throughout the community. The

to know that you lost a lot when If you are on a slope, I assume your are, help is available from certified group now consists of over 30 active
your land was cleared. You have the contractor over seeded with grass af- arborists, landscape designers, and members with several interns work-
right idea to begin reestablishing a ter construction, a common practice, foresters. The local extension office ing toward becoming certified tree

productive landscape--productive to immediately hold the soil. If not, and nurseries that offer professional stewards from our annual “All About
for yourself and productive for the you will want to address that right help are also worth consulting. If you Trees Class”. Each month Stewart will
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Humane Society of Warren County

Monday thru Sunday 10 am to 4 pm- Closed Wednesdays • 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA • 540-635-4734 •
Please ask about our low cost spay and neuter program. Please be sure your pets at home are spayed/neutered
and up to date on vaccinations. Check out our other adoptable pets on
540 635-4734

Christian is a 2 year old male

Snickerdoodle is a 1 year old fe- Pitbull/Shar Pei mix. He spent
male Pitbull. She came to the Holly is 4 month old female Box- Miss Kitka is a 2 year old female several months living as a stray
shelter as a stray and is very play- er mix. She’s a very sweet puppy Belgian Malinois mix. She’s very before he came to us. He’s very
ful and energetic. and likes other dogs. playful and good with other dogs. sweet and just needs a family to
love him.

Snickerdoodle’s ad sponsored by: Holly’s ad sponsored by: Christian’s ad sponsored by:

Miss Kitka’s ad sponsored by:

Wanda Snead Automotive &
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Sam Snead Realty
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“We Count On Our Tows!” the dog from the WCHS.)
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, the adoption fee is $145 and includes the spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, flea/tick treatment and deworming. Thank you for your support of the
Humane Society. With your help we have been able to place thousands of animals in good homes. Contact Alison @ 540-551-2072 if you would like to become a pet sponsor too!
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To advertise in Warren County Report:

Contact Alison at • 540-551-2072
or Angie Buterakos at - 540-683-9197

Fri Jan 21, 2011 Manga favorites, showcase in Front Royal. Today is Pre- enue, Front Royal. Tonight is information call (540) 868-
collectibles and meet others school Story Time. Theme: the Town Council’s Informal 1780.
Forecast for 22630 (29° | 14°) with your interest. For ages Penguins. Work Session. It is held in the 4:30pm - 5:30pm Library
2pm - 5pm Vino E Formaggio 10 and up. Please register. 2nd floor Town Hall Confer- Story Time. Samuels Public
Wine Tasting. 124 E. Main 4pm-8pm Saturday Evenings Thu Jan 27, 2011 ence Room. For a copy of the Library, Front Royal. Today
Street. Always Free, Always at the Movies. Riverton Unit- agenda please contact the is Big Kids Story Time for
Fun! www.vinoeformaggio. ed Methodist Church Fellow- 10am - 11am Library Story Clerk of Council at (540) 635- Kindergarten and up. Theme:
com (540) 635-2812 ship Hall. Double feature with Time. Samuels Public Library 8007 or check the Town of Chinese New Year.
dinner- bring a comfy cushion in Front Royal. Today is Tod- Front Royal Website at www.
Sat Jan 22, 2011 and a friend or two and join us dler Story Time. Theme: Pen- Public is in- Fri Feb 4, 2011
for “The Secrets of Jonathan guins. vited.
Forecast for 22630 (29° | 17°) Sperry” at 4 pm, and “Sec- 11am - 12pm Library Story 11am - 12pm Library Event.
8am - 4pm Warren County ond Glance” at 6 pm, with a Time. Samuels Public Library Tue Feb 1, 2011 Samuels Public Library, Front
Fair Flea Market. Warren hot dog dinner intermission in Front Royal. Today is Pre- Royal. “Time for Baby” This
County Fairgrounds. For at 5:30. Snacks and drinks school Story Time. Theme: 12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tues- is a new, 30-minute nursery
more information: (540) 635- will be served throughout the Penguins. days. 95.3 - the River radio rhyme program for babies
5827 http://www.warrencoun- movies. 4:30pm - 5:30pm Library station. Hear the latest tour- and their parents. “Time for Story Time. Samuels Public ism related news and events Baby” is designed to develop
9am - 3pm Volleyball Camp. Sun Jan 23, 2011 Library in Front Royal. To- every Tuesday at 12:30! If you pre-reading skills, socializa-
Warren County Middle School day is Big Kids Story Time for can’t listen live check out the tion skills, speech and motor
Front Royal. The Warren Forecast for 22630 (30° | 17°) Kindergarten and up. Theme: podcasts at http://www.theriv- coordination.
County Parks and Recreation 8am - 4pm Warren County Mozart. 1:30pm - 2:30pm Education
Department in conjunction Fair Flea Market. Warren 2pm - 3pm Ambassador’s Committee. Chamber Office.
with Warren County Middle County Fairgrounds. For Fri Jan 28, 2011 Club. Chamber Office. War- Warren County Chamber of
School will be sponsoring a more information: (540) 635- ren County Chamber of Com- Commerce.
Volleyball Camp today. Cost 5827 http://www.warrencoun- 5:30 - 7:30 Felted Crochet merce. 8am - 4pm Warren County
is $25.00/participant. For Bag. Hooked on Fiber and Fair Flea Market. Warren
more information please con- Gifts. Middletown. Learn Wed Feb 2, 2011 County Fairgrounds. For
tact Coach Brill at (540) 635- Mon Jan 24, 2011 how to create and felt a lovely more information: (540) 635-
4036 or via e-mail at cbrill@ granny square bag. Cost is Groundhog Day 5827 http://www.warrencoun- 7pm - 8pm Council Meeting. $20 plus materials. Please 8:30am - 9:30am Small Busi-
forms are available at the County of Warren Govern- register at least 24 hours in ness Committee. Chamber 2pm - 3pm Library Event.
Warren County Parks and ment Center. advance. For more informa- Office. Warren County Cham- Samuels Public Library, Front
Recreation Office. tion call (540) 868-1780. ber of Commerce Royal. Teen Creative Writ-
2pm - 3pm Library Event. Tue Jan 25, 2011 7pm - 10pm Front Porch Style 10am - 11am Library Story ing Club for ages 12 and up
Samuels Public Library in Pickin’ Party. Warren County Time. Samuels Public Library, meets today. Please register.
Front Royal. Today is “Manga 12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tues- Senior Center, 1217 Com- Front Royal. Today is Toddler 6pm - 9pm NWTF Banquet.
Meet Up”. Come in to discuss days. 95.3 - the River radio monwealth Ave. All levels of Story Time. Theme: Colors. Front Royal Volunteer Fire &
station. Hear the latest tour- talent are welcome. Acoustic 11am - 12pm Library Story Rescue Department, Front
ism related news and events instruments only. Time. Samuels Public Library, Royal. Tonight is the Sky-
Let me haul every Tuesday at 12:30! If you
can’t listen live check out the Sat Jan 29, 2011
Front Royal. Today is Pre-
school Story Time. Theme:
line Strutters Chapter of the
National Wild Turkey Federa-
away your podcasts at http://www.theriv- 8am - 4pm Warren County
12:30pm - 1pm Warren Coun-
tion Annual Hunting Heritage
Banquet. There will be a buf-

junk metal
Fair Flea Market. Warren ty Business On The River fet dinner, door prizes, raffles,
Wed Jan 26, 2011 County Fairgrounds. For 95.3. Warren County Cham- live/silent auctions and much
more information: (540) 635- ber of Commerce. more. Tickets must be pur-

for FREE! 10am - 11am Library Story

Time. Samuels Public Library
5827 http://www.warrencoun- Thu Feb 3, 2011
chased early to ensure a seat.
Ticket prices: $50.00/person,
in Front Royal. Today is Tod- 11am - 12pm Library Event. $70.00/couple; $25.00/youth.
dler Story Time. Theme: Pen- Samuels Public Library in 9am - 10am Tourism Commit- For more information: Cliff/
guins. Front Royal. Today the “Knit- tee. Chamber Office. Front Mary Presley (540) 635-2769
11am - 12pm Library Story ting Club” meets for ages 9 Royal- Warren County Cham- or
Time. Samuels Public Library and up. Please register. ber of Commerce. Art Kasson (540) 622-6103.
10am - 11am Library Story
Sun Jan 30, 2011 Time. Samuels Public Library, Sun Feb 6, 2011
Front Royal. Today is Toddler

McCoy’s Cookie Jars 8am - 4pm Warren County

Fair Flea Market. Warren
County Fairgrounds. For
Story Time. Theme: Colors.
11am - 12pm Library Story
Time. Samuels Public Library,
8am - 4pm Warren County
Fair Flea Market. Warren
County Fairgrounds. For
more information: (540) 635- Front Royal. Today is Pre- more information: (540) 635-
5827 http://www.warrencoun- school Story Time. Theme: 5827 http://www.warrencoun- Colors.

Call Gary
11am- 1pm Fiber Frenzy. 1pm-5pm (Yarn) Bowl!
Mon Jan 31, 2011 Hooked on Fiber and Gifts. Hooked on Fiber and Gifts.

Middletown. Bring your lat- Middletown. Join us for fiber,
540-683-6811 7pm - 8pm Work Session.
Town Hall, 16 N. Royal Av-
est craft project and hang out
with fellow crafters! For more
food and fun! For more infor-
mation call (540) 868-1780
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