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Review Clears Deputy in Fatal Shooting
The fatal shooting of an armed Ashburn man by a Loudoun County sheriff's deputy in March was justified, according to a Sheriff's Office investigation and a review by Loudoun County's top prosecutor.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
More Seniors, More Needs
As Loudoun County's population swells, so does the demand for services for the elderly. Senior centers have waiting lists. Outings for active older residents are booked months in advance. Social services agencies are jammed with requests for health referrals and programs.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Nonprofit Eyes Net Gains in Public Safety
It has organizational flowcharts and 11 pages of bylaws. It has committees, brochures and a handful of board members.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Walking in Loudoun's Shoes
Bob Aiken had mixed emotions when he learned that Flagler County, where his Palm Coast home is located, had been ranked the fastest-growing county in the United States.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
County Teachers to Get Tailored Career Development
By the beginning of the 2006-07 academic year, schoolteachers in Prince William County should have a new professional development program offering courses that will be more specialized and tailored to their experience levels, school administrators said last week.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Manassas Police Officer Mourned
Some knew him as J.K., others as Jimmy, and still others just called him Jim.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Appeals Court Upholds Verdict in Sword Killing
RICHMOND -- The Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed the murder and conspiracy convictions of a woman who arranged the sword slaying of her father in Loudoun County.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Va. Court Upholds Muhammad Sentences
The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the convictions and death sentences of sniper John Allen Muhammad, saying he had acted with "breathless cruelty."
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Honoring a School-Bound Girl
Mourners were still filtering into the church half an hour after yesterday's funeral mass for Lilibeth Gomez began. By then, ushers had run out of white candles tied with pink ribbons and programs printed with a photo of the beaming 9-year-old, and the Northwest Washington church was standing room only.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Gathering Aims to Forge Tysons Vision
The campaign to transform Tysons Corner from a sprawling suburban crossroads into a more traditional urban center began in earnest yesterday, as more than 200 Northern Virginia business and civic leaders convened to discuss how best to reshape the commercial hub.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Woman Hospitalized After Two-Story Fall
When they arrived at the Lansdowne home, Loudoun County sheriff's deputies found a 30-year-old woman bleeding and bruised on the pavement in the back yard where she either jumped or fell out a second-story window. Upstairs, alone in a bathtub, were her two young children, who doctors later determined had suffered, too.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Alexandria Man, Dog Killed Crossing Street
Michael Finucan was a cautious man, his wife said, not one to try to cross a busy, dimly lighted street in the pouring rain. So it baffles her that he did just that early yesterday while walking the family's dog.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Questions Linger on Moussaoui's Role in 9/11
Zacarias Moussaoui may be the first defendant convicted in U.S. courts in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but his guilty plea yesterday did little to answer the biggest remaining riddle in the case: Was Moussaoui supposed to be one of the hijackers that day?
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
A Mix of Ordinary, Drama at Courthouse
Near the soaring figure of blind Justice, her arms reaching out toward rows of television vans and satellite dishes, a nuclear materials detector had been installed yesterday at the federal courthouse in Alexandria -- a white arch fitted with a black box and wires.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Man Pleads Guilty in Lawyer's Abduction
A 38-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in the Dec. 7 abduction of a lawyer who was dragged from his home at gunpoint and taken to a freshly dug grave as part of a plot to force him to drop a lawsuit.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Moussaoui Pleads Guilty In Terror Plot
Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty to taking part in a broad al Qaeda conspiracy that resulted in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, admitting that Osama bin Laden personally instructed him to fly an airplane into the White House.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Indiscretion Gets Juror In Trouble
A juror in a Prince William County murder trial is faced with fines and possible jail time after a surveillance tape from a 7-Eleven showed her purchasing a newspaper during the trial.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Crash Devastates 2nd Family
Maria Garcia fastened a photograph of her cousin Harrison Orosco to a tree in front of his house yesterday morning. Then she walked around the yard and picked up two soccer balls and a volleyball and placed them under the picture of the 7-year-old boy who would not be playing with them anymore.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Lawmaker Decries GMU Health Fair, 'Moral Depravity'
The clean-cut young man taking detailed notes stood out at a meeting of Pro-Choice Patriots at George Mason University on Wednesday night as the mostly female group discussed plans for its campuswide sexuality and health fair planned for next week.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM
Four-Term Va. Delegate Has Higher Ambitions
RICHMOND, April 21 -- Del. Viola O. Baskerville of Richmond announced her campaign for lieutenant governor Thursday, formally entering a crowded Democratic field for Virginia's second-highest office.
04/24/2005 07:51 AM