Week in Reston

Week in Reston

<sh>One Dead in Reston Area Crash

<bt>A 54-year-old man died as a result of a car crash that occurred on Leesburg Pike at Springvale Road in the Reston area. About 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, Philip Dickens, of Ardmore Place in Fairfax was driving a 1997 Hyundai eastbound on Leesburg Pike. Dickens made a left turn from a straight through lane onto Springvale Road and into the path of a gardening truck, according to police. Although Dickens had a green light, the light governing the left turn lane onto Baron Cameron Avenue was red. The driver of the truck, Iran Gonzalez, 21, of Suitland, Md, broadsided the Hyundai, though Gonzalez was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

<sh>RCC Budget Focus of Hearing

<bt>The Reston Community Center’s fiscal year 2006 budget will be discussed at a public hearing on June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods. RCC Executive Director Denny Kern said it is a "positive budget" because it is expected to operate in the black, after three budget cycles of running in the red. In July, 2002, RCC’s Board of Governors voted to reduce its tax rate by 13 percent because it had been collected more money than it needed to operate. That set off four years of deficit spending, but RCC will end the spending plan a year earlier than expected. "We think this is a real success story," Kern said.

<sh>Local Author Featured on Fox News

<bt>Arnold Kramish, a Reston resident who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, will be featured on Fox News’ "War Stories" this Sunday at 8 p.m. The show will focus on the secret race to build an atomic bomb. A former physicist and electrical engineer, Kramish has written "The Griffin," a 1986 book about Paul Rosbaud, a double-agent who spied for the British and the Germans during the war.

<sh>Hyatt Completes $8.2 Million Renovation

<bt>The Hyatt Regency Reston at Reston Town Center completed an $8.2 million renovation of its 518 guest rooms, conference suites, corridors and lounge. The new rooms include oversized desks with ergonomic chairs, flatscreen televisions, wireless high-speed internet access, enhanced lighting and more. "The rooms are really sensational. They provide an upscale look we try to keep," said David Eisenman, the hotel’s general manager.


<bt>* Full Design Review Board Meeting. Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Reston Association headquarters at Isaac Newton Square.

* Public Hearing on Reston Community Center FY 2006 Budget. Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.