A 35-year-old Reston woman, Jennifer Taekyong Yi, died following a car crash on Dec. 20, around 10 p.m. The crash occurred at the 11000 block of South Lakes Drive. Police said she was driving a 2004 Nisan Pathfinder when she attempted to pass a car in the right lane. She hit the curb and lost control of her car, which then slid across the road into the median. Yi was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported to Reston Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to police, Yi was not wearing a seatbelt, and it is not known whether speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
<sh> Reston's First Baby of 2005
<bt> Benjamin Collins Covert was born at 12:36 a.m. on Jan. 1, thus becoming the first baby born this year at The Family Center at Reston Hospital Center. He was born to parents Pattie and Tony Covert, residents of Leesburg. Benjamin is the couple's first child.
He was delivered by Dr. Namrata Choudhary and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Pattie Covert is the author of a children's book, "Penelope Puggle: Science Class Stomachache," and is a designer with the Clayton-Bennett Group in Falls Church. Tony Covert is a web designer with Tecnica in Dulles.
<sh>Plum and Howell Host Public Hearing
<bt>Del. Kenneth R. Plum and state Sen. Janet D. Howell will host a public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library. Area citizens were invited to share their views about state government issues coming before the 2005 General Assembly. The legislature will meet from Jan. 12 to Feb. 26 this year.
<sh>Teen Ski Fest 2005
<bt>The Reston Community Center will host a ski trip for teens to Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in West Virginia. The trip begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 and ends at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23. The RCC staff will chaperone the teens, and instructors will be available for ski lessons. The basic package includes bus transportation, two nights lodging, two breakfast buffets, one dinner, ski tickets for two days and two nights, and unlimited use of the indoor pool. The cost of the basic package is $160 for teens whose parents live in Reston, and $320 for all others. Other packages are offered. Registration may be done in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617.
<sh>Abandoned Boats Found
<bt>The Reston Association has found the following abandoned boats:
* From Lake Thoreau: three canoes, two sailboats, one rowboat, one yellow inflatable raft; and
* From Lake Anne: one johnboat
Call Brian Petty at Reston Association for more information, 703-435-6535 or www.reston.org.
<sh> Reston Calendar
Jan. 6: Computer Learning Centers Partnership Advisory Council Meeting, Unisys conference room, 11720 Plaza America Drive.
Jan. 10: Reston Association Board Administration Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., 1930 Isaac Newton Square.
Jan. 11: Reston Association MARC (Maintenance and Revitalization) Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 1930 Isaac Newton Square.
Jan. 11: Reston Association Fiscal Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 1930 Isaac Newton Square.
Jan. 12: Reston Association Legal Committee Meeting, 6 p.m., 1930 Isaac Newton Square.