<sh>Police Investigate Abduction
<bt>Herndon Police are investigating the reported abduction and sexual assault of a 14-year-old female.
On Monday afternoon, a 14-year-old Herndon girl reported that a suspect forced her into a vehicle driven by a second suspect in the 500 block of Florida Avenue. After being driven to various locations in town, the victim was sexually assaulted.
According to the police, the first suspect was described as a 20-25-year-old Hispanic male, who was 6'0"-6'3" tall and weighed 180-190 lbs. The second suspect was described as an 18-20-year-old Hispanic male with combed back hair, who was 5'7-5'8" tall and weighed 150-160 lbs. The vehicle was described as dark in color with a roof rack.
Herndon Police ask that anyone with information about this incident call 703-435-6846.
<sh>Second Budget Hearing
<bt>The Herndon Town Council will host its second public hearing to specifically discuss the FY 2003 budget on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers located at 765 Lynn Street.
<sh>Candidates Forum Scheduled
<bt>The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce and HCTV-23 will sponsor the upcoming Mayoral and Town Council candidates forum on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Town Council Chambers located at 765 Lynn Street. Scheduled to participate are the two candidates for mayor, incumbent councilmen Richard “Rick” Thoesen and William “Bill” Tirrell, Sr. The council candidates include mayor Carol Bruce, Councilman John De Noyer, challenger Judy Downer, councilman Dennis Husch, challenger Connie Hutchinson, challenger David Kirby, councilman Michael L. O’ Reilly and councilman Harlon Reece.
<sh>Herndon’s Thompson Appointed to UVA Board
<bt>Gov. Mark Warner (D) announced a series of higher education board appointments on April 11. Herndon resident Warren M. Thompson was one of 10 appointees selected overall and one of four men selected to join the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia. Thompson earned an MBA from the University of Virginia and served eight years on the board of the Darden School. He is president and CEO of Thompson Hospitality Corporation, Inc., employing more than 2,000 people and operating in 33 states.
Those chosen by Warner are the first to be recommended by the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments, established in February.
<sh>HHS Hosts First Job Fair
<bt>On Thursday, April 18, from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Herndon High School will host its first job fair in the cafeteria. More than 40 businesses are expected to send representatives. The job fair is designed to help students find either summer employment or after school employment. For more information, call Herndon High School at 703-810-2200.
<sh>Arts Council Offering Scholarships
<bt>The Council for the Arts of Herndon is offering scholarships this year to students pursuing a career in the arts. The scholarship is available to students ages 13 through 21 who reside in or attend school in Herndon or are members in good standing of the Council for the Arts of Herndon. The scholarships are to help with expenses for college, summer programs or classes. Applications are available at the office of the Council for the Arts of Herndon located in the old Town Hall building located at 730 Elden Street, Second floor, or call 703-689-9535. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 19. Awards will be announced by May 17.
<bt>During the editing process, the first name and title of Tom Hennessey, George Mason University chief of staff, was omitted from the article exploring the potential effects on higher education of Northern Virginia seceding in the April 10-16, 2002 and 11-17, 2002 editions of The Connection.