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<sh>Art Auction Raises $25,000

<bt>The Grace Champagne Art Auction attracted more than 200 attendees. The auction, held on Saturday, March 9, had Phil Tobey serve as auctioneer. Between the live and silent auction, and ticket sales, more than $25,000, after expenses, was raised.

<sh>Microsoft in Reston

<bt>Microsoft is entering Northern Virginia’s Dulles Technology Corridor with a 50,000-square-foot lease at Two Discovery Square, a new 185,222-square-foot office building in Reston Town Center. Microsoft will occupy the lower four levels of the nine-story building upon its completion in May.

At the same time, Siebel Systems has moved into its new 111,000-square-foot location in One Discovery Square, the mirror building to Two Discovery Square. The law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has leased 67,158 square feet at Discovery Square. Two Discovery Square, developed by Terrabrook and Boston Properties, currently has 113,365 square feet of remaining space available, with 56,000 square feet under letter of intent.

Discovery Square is situated on 10 acres in the Reston Town Center district at Sunset Hills Road and Reston Parkway. The project consists of two nine-story buildings, two parking decks integrated with the buildings, and a central landscaped courtyard.

<sh>Skunk Stuck in Jar

<bt>On March 14 about 8:20 a.m., animal control officer Andrew Sanderson of Fairfax County Police responded to a report of a skunk with its head stuck in a jar. The skunk, which was found on the 13800 block of Barnsfield Road, had a severe swollen neck from trying to free itself. After determining that breaking the jar would cause further injury to the animal, Sanderson was unable to free the skunk, which was field euthanized and transported to the shelter for disposal. No human or animal contact with the skunk was reported.

<sh>20 Arrested in Sobriety Check

<bt>Fairfax County Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the Reston District on Saturday, March 16. Between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., approximately 850 cars passed through the checkpoint conducted on Leesburg Pike at Trotting Horse Lane in the Great Falls area. 20 motorists were screened and six were arrested for driving while intoxicated. Additionally, four other traffic arrests were made.

<sh>Three Rob Reston Youth

<bt>A 15-year-old Reston male was robbed by three men in the 12000 block of North Shore Drive in Reston about 5:40 p.m. last Saturday. Two of the suspects were described as black and in their late teens. One was further described as five feet seven inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, jeans and a black cap. The second suspect was further described as five feet tall and weighing 165 pounds. He was wearing a gray T-shirt and black pants. No description was given of the third suspect.

<sh>Meeting Calendar

<bt>The following meetings are upcoming in Reston.

* Reston Association's next board meeting is Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. at the Reston Association offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

* The Reston Citizens Association regular meeting will be on Monday, March 25 at the Comcast Television Studios, 12345-G Sunrise Valley Drive.

* Reston Citizens Association Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting on Monday, April 1, 8 p.m. at the Reston Association offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

* The Reston Community Center Board of Governors will meet on Monday, April 1 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.