Reston Man Struck, Killed by Car
A Reston man trying to run across the Dulles Toll Road at night Friday, March 10 was struck and killed by a car driven by a 17-year-old from Dunn Loring.
Richard Clark Meador, 45, was attempting to run across the Dulles Toll Road a quarter mile from the Reston Parkway exit when he was hit at 7:41 p.m. by a 2001 Lexus traveling west, said police. Meador was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The 17-year-old driver didn’t see him until it was too late,” said Sgt. Terry Licklider, spokesman for the Virginia State Police, adding that no charges have been filed.
Police continue to investigate why Meador was running across one of the region’s most heavily traveled highways at night, said Licklider. At this time, police said there is nothing to indicate alcohol or drugs were a factor.
Child Pornography Charges
Fairfax County Police were alerted by agents of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to a suspected case of child pornography possession. On Sunday, March 5, 41-year-old Myron Nagurney was entering the United States at Dulles Airport. As he went through customs inspections, officers from Customs & Border Protection saw what appeared to be images of child pornography on Nagurney's laptop computer, and they alerted agents from ICE who in turn contacted Fairfax County Police.
Fairfax County Police executed a search warrant that day on Nagurney's home, located at 1310 Hunter Mill Road in the Reston area, where evidence of alleged child pornography was discovered. Nagurney was charged with nine counts of possession of child pornography and transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
As of March 9, the Reston Association Governing Documents Referendum has received 3,290 votes, almost half the number required. The RA is encouraging all eligible voters to return their ballots to ensure that the referendum meets its requirement of 40 percent voter turnout, or 6,828 votes. The referendum ballots were sent out to about 17,000 eligible voters.
Church Deal Collapses
KSI Services terminated a purchase contract recently to buy the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church property on 1516 Moorings Drive near the Lake Anne Village Center. In order to expand, the church’s congregation decided to build a new church, which will be located near the intersection of Route 7 and Old Reston Avenue and is already under construction.
The deal for the church property fell apart when KSI ran into trouble getting approval for a proposed four-story building to accommodate 128 condos.
“The problem seems to be that the county would like to see a high-rise on the site with a smaller footprint,” said Dick Knapp, KSI’s vice president of multifamily development. “A high-rise would have had the same number of units, but been more expensive to build.”
Coming Soon: ‘American Patchwork’
To celebrate the music of some of America’s most famous composers, the Reston Chorale will present “American Patchwork,” on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.
Tickets are available through the Community Center Box office at 703 476-1111 or, for more information, visit www.restonchorale.org.
A photo in the March 8-14 edition of the Reston Connection for “Read Across America,” at Terraset Elementary depicting assistant principal Lara Runz, principal Ellen Cury and school board member Stu Gibson (Hunter Mill) at the event omitted a photo credit to Keith London.