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On June 4, the South Arlington Lead Share Association (SALSA) will set up a booth at the Civitans' Community Garage Sale. Half of the proceeds raised will be given back to the Civitans to support their community service projects. In addition, this year SALSA will use the remaining funds to purchase toys for children in Iraq. Those toys will be sent to a previous SALSA member now working in Iraq to help rebuild the country. The SALSA booth will be at the garage sale from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking garage over I-66 at N. Quincy Street.

Charles G. Flinn, Esq., of Arlington has been named one of seven winners of the Legal Services of Northern Virginia's annual Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Awards, which will be presented at a reception on June 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Atrium of the George Mason School of Law. For years Legal Services of Northern Virginia has given pro bono awards to attorneys and others who have made significant contributions to the provision of cost-free legal services to area residents of limited means. The awards will be presented by Harry L. Carrico, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Professor Axel Anderson of Arlington, a Georgetown University professor, has received the 2005 GU Department of Economics Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is bestowed periodically to a professor who has earned recognition both from Georgetown economics students and from colleagues in the Economics department.

Gival Press, an independent publisher in Arlington, has announced the release of an international anthology of poetry which includes notable national and international poets in three languages (English, French, and Spanish) from six continents.

"Poetic Voices Without Borders" is a collection that transcends regional and cultural borders and features the work of nearly 150 poets, be they male, female, straight, gay, white, black, Native American, liberal, conservative, religious, non-religious, pro-war, anti-war, young, middle-aged, old, American, Latin American, European, Asian, African, Australian, rich, poor, widely published or an emerging poet.

Bookstores and libraries can order copies of "Poetic Voices Without Borders" from Ingram Book Company at 800-937-8000 or from the Gival Press fulfillment center at 800-247-6553. Individual copies can be ordered from Gival Press at 703.351.0079 or via the Internet at Amazon.com, BN.com and Booksurge.com.

There will be a reading from the anthology on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the Tiffany Room of the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free. Call 703-248-6800. Reception to follow.