News Briefs

News Briefs

<sh>Underage Driver in Accident

<bt>According to a Fairfax County Police release, a 14-year-old with no driver’s license and no obvious driving experience was involved in an accident that injured several people in the Fairfax area. On Wednesday, May 26, around 3:40 p.m., the driver was traveling south on West Ox Road near Nathaniel Oaks Drive. Police believe that he drifted off the right side of the road and then overcorrected his 1992 Honda Civic. His vehicle crossed into the northbound lane of West Ox Road and struck another vehicle. The accident is still under investigation, and at this time no charges have been filed.

<sh>Partisans Back Moran

<bt>After a club membership vote, the Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club recently announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) for re-election.

The 8th District Democratic primary takes place on Tuesday, June 8. All registered voters may participate. The winner will face Republican candidate Lisa Marie Cheney.

The Virginia Partisans, a nonprofit organization and a chapter of the National Stonewall Democrats, serve as a channel for the participation and involvement of gays and lesbians in the Democratic Party throughout the commonwealth of Virginia.

<sh>Oak Mill Homeowners To Meet

<bt>The quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of Oakton Mill Estates Homeowners Association takes place on Tuesday, June 8, at 8 p.m., at the Blandford residence, 2915 Oakton Ridge Circle, Oakton.

<sh>Vienna a 'Virginia 2007 Community'

<bt>The Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee has named the town a "Virginia 2007 Community." The committee was created to plan the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Jamestown in 1607, the New World's first permanent settlement for what would become the United States. Paul Snodgrass of Historic Vienna Inc. and chairman of Vienna's Virginia 2007 Community Committee presented Mayor Jane Seeman with a Certificate of Recognition signed by Gov. Mark Warner (D) and a Virginia 2007 flag. The flag is on display at Town Hall.

<sh>Marc Anthony Tour Canceled

<bt>Singer Marc Anthony has canceled his Nada Personal Tour, scheduled to arrive at the George Mason University Patriot Center on Wednesday, June 23, due to a delay in the production of his two albums. Patrons who purchased tickets online or via Phonecharge will have their accounts automatically credited. Tickets that were purchased at all other Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center Box Office must be returned to point of purchase. Refunds are available until Wednesday, July 7. For more information, call 703-993-3000, or visit

<sh>Magruder’s Launches Autism Aid

<bt>On May 31, the Magruder’s supermarket chain launched its "Footprints" campaign to benefit the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and raise funds for autism research. The program runs through Labor Day, Sept. 6, in all 11 of Magruder’s stores throughout the National Capital Area. Customers are invited to purchase blue or green footprints at checkout for a donation of $1 or $5. Magruder’s supermarkets will feature posters and general information on autism and NAAR that are designed to educate customers and employees about the disorder and the need for increased funding for biomedical research. Footprints purchased by customers will be displayed in the stores.