News Briefs

News Briefs

Public Hearing Scheduled

<bt>A public hearing has been set for Jan. 13, regarding the Appalachian Outfitters property at the corner of Hunter Mill and Chain Bridge roads in Oakton.

The Fairfax County Planning Commission will hear about Chevy Chase Bank's proposal to build a drive-through bank on the corner. The bank is also requesting a waiver from the county's sign ordinance.

The property is home to the historic Oakton School House. According to Fairfax County tax records, the land area of just under one acre has an assessed value of more than $1.15 million, while the building is valued at $10.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. Residents who wish to speak should call 703-324-2865 to register. The deadline for preregistering is 3 p.m., on the day of the hearing. Members of the public may speak if they have not preregistered, but they are then permitted to speak for only three minutes, as opposed to the five minutes allotted to those who preregister.

<sh>Vienna Man Charged in Assault

<bt>Fairfax County Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in a burglary and sexual assault case that occurred on Dec. 23 in the 9000 block of Weatherwood Court in the Tysons Corner area.

On Thursday, Dec. 23, about 1:30 a.m., a woman heard screams coming from her 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom. The woman encountered an intruder coming out of the daughter’s bedroom and confronted him. The suspect ran out of the house after a brief struggle with the woman. Money was discovered missing from the residence.

Investigators canvassed the neighborhood and followed up on leads resulting from the canvass. Their work has resulted in the arrest of Sean D. Brady-Ramsey of the 1400 block of Wolftrap Run Road, Vienna. He is currently being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and sexual assault.

<sh>Libraries To Receive $100,000

<bt>The Fairfax County Public Library will receive $100,000 through the recently passed federal omnibus appropriations bill. The money will be used to continue the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation's successful Motheread/Fatheread literacy outreach program, an initiative that helps ensure that children from low-income families and those with limited English develop reading skills.

<sh>Yes, It Was Her

<bt>Area residents who watched the television program "Jeopardy" on Dec. 28 may have seen a familiar face. Vienna Town Councilmember Laurie Cole appeared on the program twice and won $19,000. "It was a lot of fun," Cole said.

She did not win on the second night but still enjoyed her time. "Alex Trebek was very nice," Cole said.