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<sh>Bajaj: Five Days in Jail

<bt>A Fair Lakes man was sentenced last week to five days in jail for obtaining money by false pretenses in connection with a fraudulent apartment-rental application. The incident occurred last June in Centreville; charged was Inder Bajaj, 62, of 4239 Hunt Club Circle in Fairfax. He appeared last Tuesday, Nov. 18, in General District Court and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended.

<sh>Woman's Charges are Dropped

<bt>Criminal charges against a Chantilly woman have been dropped. She is Ameena A. Chaudhry, 20, of Chantilly's Birch Pond community. Believing that she sold items over the Internet, received payment but never delivered the goods, on July 2, Fairfax County police charged her with two counts of false pretense. But when the case came to General District Court last Wednesday, Nov. 19, both charges were dismissed.

<sh>Sully Land Use, Traffic

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes at 703-904-0131, evenings.

<sh>Clifton Town Council Mtg.

<bt>The Clifton Town Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. to discuss how Clifton can comply with new state mandates regarding the Chesapeake Bay Ordinance. The town hopes to adopt a plan that night so it may implement it by the state deadline of Dec. 31. The public hearing will be held in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. The regular town council meeting will follow.

<sh>Blood Urgently Needed

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They are accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To make an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or just drop in at your own convenience.

<sh>WFCM Helps Needy Families

<bt>Groups or individuals wanting to adopt a family to help at Thanksgiving or Christmas should call Western Fairfax Christian Ministries' (WFCM) business office at 703-988-9656. In addition, donations to WFCM may be made by designating No. 8234 in the United Way Combined Federal Campaign.

<sh>You Can't Get There From Here

<bt>As of the week of Dec. 5, residents will no longer be able to reach the Sully Historic Site from Route 28 south. Susan Shaw of VDOT said Tuesday that "the signal for right in, right out traffic on Route 28 north will remain." However, a sign will be posted advising drivers that, to access Sully from Route 28 south, they'll have to turn around and take Route 28 north.