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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announced that U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Roscoe C. Howard Jr. of Centreville, and Chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the United States Attorney, Mark E. Nagle, will join the firm’s Washington, D.C. office effective June 1.

As the chief federal prosecutor for the nation’s capital, Howard was responsible for managing and administering the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country, with more than 360 prosecutors.

Before accepting the appointment to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Howard was a law professor at the University of Kansas Law School. Prior to that, he served as associate independent counsel for the investigations of former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel Pierce. He also served as a staff attorney for the Federal Trade Commission and as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Howard was in private practice with the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and later Crowell & Moring. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia (1977), and his A.B. from Brown University (1974). Howard is a 1970 graduate of Culver Military Academy in Indiana.

R.W. Murray Co. of Chantilly was recognized on May 11 by the Virginia chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the Paragon Award. The honor was bestowed upon the company for its continued safety practices and safe jobsite track-record. The Paragon Award was established by ABC's Safety Committee to recognize members for excellence in the field of safety.

Scott-Long Construction Inc. of Chantilly has been awarded the construction contract for Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene, Phase 2 Addition and Alteration. The 4,300-sq.-ft. addition includes a library, five classrooms with a restroom per classroom, and a mezzanine, as well as an additional 22-car parking lot. Scott-Long completed the original building approximately two years ago.

Scott-Long Construction Inc. of Chantilly has been awarded a negotiated General Contract for the new campus of Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax. The project is a 23-acre site on Shirley Gate Road. The K-8 school will be 46,000-sq.ft. of one story steel framed construction. It will include classrooms, a gymnasium, and a library. Approximate construction cost is $7 million.

The Virginia office of Randall Hagner Ltd. announces the lease of 4,895 square feet at 14151 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly, to Eye Street Software Corp. Larry Craft and Renee Notes represented the landlord in this transaction. Boe DeLashmutt of Devine Commercial Inc. represented the tenant.

The Virginia office of Randall Hagner Ltd. announces their representation of Arion Systems, Inc. (ASI) for a lease of 10,800 square feet at 5870 Trinity Centre Parkway in Chantilly. Larry Craft, broker, represented ASI in this transaction. Andy Klaff of Grubb & Ellis represented the landlord, Trinity Centre One, LLC.

Scott-Long Construction Inc. of Chantilly has been awarded a contract to construct a 25,000-sq.-ft. addition to The Church of the Epiphany. The $4.2 million project consists of a three-story classroom building, Nave and gathering area. The project will commence in early June.

Scott-Long Construction Inc. of Chantilly has been awarded the construction contract for the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Psychiatric Unit in Alexandria. The project consists of renovating 2,700-sq.-ft. of existing space.

A new treatment is now available at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for those who suffer frequent bouts of heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Enteryx is a new, minimally invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis for acid reflux sufferers.

Enteryx is a liquid polymeric material that is injected into the muscles located on the sides of the lower esophagus. The material forms a permanent implant in the muscle, which strengthens it, and prevents stomach fluids and acids from backing up into the esophagus. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about an hour. The patient goes home the same day. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 703-391-3436.

R.W. Murray Co. has been selected to complete several projects for a variety of industries throughout the region.

* Private Educational Facilities: R.W. Murray Co. will be completing a fully equipped field house for the Wakefield School (http://wakefield.pvt.k12.va.us) in The Plains. This 12,880 SF addition will provide needed space for athletics, including locker rooms, weight training area, and a multi-use indoor court. Additionally, R.W. Murray Co. will be completing four outdoor tennis courts and one multi-use ball field.

* Retail: Cardinal Bank (http://www.cardinalbank.com/) has selected the company to complete renovations for their new University Mall, Fairfax location. Cardinal has been expanding at a rapid pace throughout Northern Virginia and anticipates several new locations.

* R.W. Murray Co. was selected by Patriot Harley-Davidson (http://www.patriothd.com/) for their 9,000 SF interior renovation of their existing sales floor and service center. This retail center is located on Lee Highway in Fairfax.

* Parkway Crossing is a two building retail project in eastern Prince William County. R.W. Murray Co. was selected by Cypress Equities (an affiliate of Staubach Retail Services) to complete the 6,160 SF and 8,075 SF buildings. Future tenants include Starbucks and the project is anticipated to be completed by Q3 of 2004.

A BNI Referral Networking meeting takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centreville Lonestar Steakhouse off Route 29 in the Centreville Square Shopping Center. Contact Chris Allen at 703-653-8946.