News Briefs

News Briefs

<bt>Washington Regional Alcohol Program sponsors its annual winter SoberRide, a program that runs every evening from 8 p.m.-4 a.m., through Saturday, Jan. 1. Adults looking to celebrate the holidays with alcohol can call 1-800-200-TAXI and receive a safe ride home at no cost. For more information on this program, visit

<sh>Casting Call for Disney Film

<bt>Carlyn Davis Casting is assisting on casting for the Disney Feature film 'Stick It,' written and directed by Jessica Bendinger. They are looking for competitive skilled female gymnasts/tumblers with acting ability, ages 14-18, who are able to attend an audition in the Washington, D.C., area in early January. For more information, visit

<sh>Library Funds in Budget

<bt>At the request of Del. Mark Sickles (D-43rd), Gov. Mark Warner's introduced budget includes $89,000 in additional public library funding for Fairfax County and Fairfax City. The additional funding corrects a long-standing inequity in Virginia’s library funding formula that unfairly singled out the two Northern Virginia jurisdictions for lower aid totals. Under this part of the formula, library systems receive 30 cents per capita up to a population of 600,000, but just 10 cents for each additional resident.