<sh>Reese Introducing Legislation

<bt>Although Virginia's General Assembly doesn't meet again until January, next Tuesday, Nov. 26, Del. Gary Reese (R-67th) will formally submit proposed legislation for the upcoming session. Two years ago, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recommended that commercial, through-truck traffic be banned from Bull Run Post Office Road north of Route 29, plus Stone and Poplar Tree roads.

Such recommendations then go to VDOT and to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) which makes the final decision. However, no action has as yet been taken on the supervisors' recommendation. Therefore, Reese will propose legislation requiring that the CTB act upon formal requests from the supervisors within six months of receiving them.

<sh>Friends of Little Rocky Run

<bt>A Friends of Little Rocky Run meeting will be held at the home of the president, Ned Foster, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at 13917 South Springs Drive in Clifton's Little Rocky Run community.

<sh>CCF Meeting Nov. 26

<bt>The Centreville Day committee of the Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in Supervisor Michael R. Frey's (R-Sully) conference room. It's in the Fort Hill Building, 5900 Centreville Road in Centreville. Call Sandy Shapiro at 703-266-3653.

<sh>Sully District Council Mtg.

<bt>The next meeting of the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will be Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in conference room 7 of the Fairfax County Government Center. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Elem. School Boundary Meeting

<bt>The third boundary meeting for the new northeast Centreville elementary school will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7:30-10 p.m. at Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. The school is being built in the Centreville Farms community, off Route 29 and Stringfellow Road, and is earmarked to alleviate overcrowding in other area elementary schools.

The public is welcome to participate and have input in the process of drawing the boundaries for this school which will open in September 2003. For more information, visit

<sh>40th District Election Date

<bt>The date has been set for the special election in the 40th House District. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Democrat Carol Hawn and Independents Mark Calhoun and Joe Oddo, all of Centreville, plus Republican Tim Hugo of Clifton, will vie for the seat of former 40th District Del. James K. "Jay" O'Brien, who was recently elected as senator for the 39th District.

Hugo is the official Republican Party nominee, securing a resounding victory in Tuesday's last-minute primary, with 100 percent of the vote — however, he's the only Republican candidate running for the office.

<sh>Short-Tempered Cat Attacks

<bt>A 23-year-old Centreville man was bitten, Saturday afternoon, by a short-haired cat with an equally short temper. The incident occurred in the 6900 block of Compton Lane. Fairfax County police say the man was trying to catch the stray feline when it bit him on the left arm. Animal Control officers are now searching for the cat to quarantine it, and they left a trap with the victim. Anyone with information about this persnickety pussycat or its owner is asked to call Animal Control at 703-266-6490.