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Two Dozen Vehicles Vandalized

<bt>Fairfax County police are looking for whoever vandalized 24 vehicles in Centreville with a BB gun. The incidents occurred some time between Friday, March 4, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, at 7 a.m., when someone shot out car windows with either a BB or pellet gun.

All the vandalized vehicles were in Chantilly's Highland Oaks community, off Route 50, across from the Greenbriar Town Center. They were on the following streets: Royal Lytham Drive, Pinehurst Greens Drive, Poplar Creek Drive, Highland Oaks Drive, Bay Hill Court and Muirfield Lane.

Anyone with information about this incident or the perpetrators is asked to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

<sh>County Transportation Mtg.

<bt>The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is holding a meeting Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at Rocky Run Middle School, 4400 Stringfellow Road in Chantilly. The purpose is to solicit public input on the County Transportation Plan Update. This is being done so the county can update its forecasts and policies to guide long-term system improvements.

<sh>Children's Car-Seat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child car-seat inspections to make sure seats are properly installed and are the correct seats for children's ages and weights.

Upcoming inspection dates and times are: Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m.-noon; Thursday, March 17, 5-9 p.m.; Thursday, March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Thursday, March 31, 5-9 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The Sully District Station is at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. For additional inspection times, call 703-280-0559.

<sh>Clifton Democratic Women Mtg.

<bt>The Democratic Women of Clifton will hold a "Bring Your Own Teacup" meeting, Sunday, March 13, from 3-5 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall at 12641 Chapel Road. Membership is limited to those in the Clifton Elementary School District. Attendees are asked to bring their ideas, ideals and teacups. For more information, see cliftonwomendems@aol.com or call Kathy Kinter, 703-988-9565, or Lisa Wiener, 703-631-5262.

<sh>Rabies Clinic March 13

<bt>A reduced-cost, rabies clinic for dogs and cats will be held Sunday, March 13, from noon-2 p.m., at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 W. Ox Road in Fairfax. Cost is $10 per pet. For safety's sake, dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be in carriers. No vaccines are available at this time for ferrets.

<sh>Westfield Community Coalition

<bt>The Westfield Community Coalition will meet Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Parents will learn about what's seen in middle- and high-school clinics, and students will discuss Teens Against Tobacco Use. The public is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Bennett at 703-266-2370.

<sh>Chantilly Community Coalition

<bt>The next meeting of the Chantilly Community Coalition is Monday, March 14, at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Chantilly Regional Library. Call John Hanyok at 703-262-2475.

<sh>Citizens Advisory Committee

<bt>The Sully District Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.

<sh>Safety and Security Fair

<bt>A Safety and Security Fair — called "You've Got a Crime Prevention Friend Day" — will be held Sunday, March 20, from 2-5 p.m., at the Hyatt Fair Lakes Hotel, 12777 Fair Lakes Circle in Fairfax. Children may have their pictures taken with McGruff the Crime Dog on his 25th anniversary. Police vehicles from across Virginia will be on display, and child fingerprinting will be offered. The event will be held, rain or shine. Call 703-814-7018.

<sh>Childtime Donates $22,000 for Tsunami Victims

<bt>Childtime Learning Center of Clifton recently gave a $22,000 donation to UNICEF to help children orphaned by the Asian tsunami tragedy. The donation includes funds from Learning Care Group Inc., Childtime's parent company — which matched the funds collected at Childtime centers, including the Union Mill Road location.

Collection containers were placed at the front desks of all Childtime centers between Jan. 6-21. The funds were then tallied, corporate contributions made and the total announced and given to UNICEF. Those interested in the effort should call Childtime at 703-631-3113 for details.

<sh>Lawyer's License Suspended

<bt>The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board last week suspended the license of an attorney who lives in Chantilly. She is Cara Lynn Romanzo of Chambers Drive. On Feb. 23, the Board suspended her license to practice law for 30 days, effective retroactively to Feb. 2.

During late 2003 and early 2004, Romanzo practiced law while her license was administratively suspended. According to the Virginia State Bar, "This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Romanzo."

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.