Week in Vienna

Week in Vienna

<sh>Vienna Teen Still Critical

<bt>Delaware State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred last Tuesday night, March 7, at approximately 6:59 p.m., on Bay Vista Road west of Rehoboth Beach, Del., according to a release from the Delaware State Police. The crash left Edmund D. Theil, 18, of Vienna, in critical condition.

A 1995 Plymouth Neon operated by Russell A. Morris, 42, of Houston, was traveling west on Bay Vista and attempted to turn left into a development. A 1998 Volkswagen Golf operated by Theil was traveling west behind the Neon, apparently at a high rate of speed, said police. As the Neon began making its left turn, Theil began passing it on the left side in a no-passing zone. The right front and side of Theil's car then struck the left front and side of the Neon. After impact, the Volkswagen went off the south edge of the roadway and struck a small patch of trees, then struck a large tree with its left front and rotated back onto the roadway where it came to rest.

Theil, who was wearing a seatbelt, was flown to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition with head trauma. A passenger in the Volkswagen, Patrick Finn, 20, of Charlotte, N.C., was treated at Beebe Medical Center for minor injuries. Morris, who was wearing his seatbelt, was not injured in the crash.

According to Master Cpl. Jeffry Oldham of the Delaware Police, Theil remained unconscious and in critical condition as of yesterday afternoon, March 14.

<sh>Journalism Scholarships

<bt>The Society of Professional Journalists-Virginia Pro Chapter and its Richmond Educational Foundation invite applications for two cash scholarships of $2,000, each to be awarded to students presently attending a college or university in Virginia. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors and demonstrate intent to pursue journalism careers but need not be journalism majors. Applications must be postmarked by April 1. Forms and instructions can be obtained at www.spj.org/virginia or requested by e-mail at beckert@richmond.edu or by phone at 804-287-6659.

<sh>Tax Relief Deadline

<bt>The Town of Vienna and Fairfax County offer real estate tax relief to low-income homeowners who are 65 and over or permanently and totally disabled. In addition, Fairfax County provides rental grants and relief from personal property tax for one automobile per household. Applications for 2006 for all programs are due April 1. Town applications forms can be obtained by calling 703-255-6325. For county applications call 703-222-8234.

<sh>Vienna Budget Available April 5

<bt>Copies of the proposed budget for the Town of Vienna will be available for public review Wednesday, April 5 in the Administrative Services Office at Town Hall, 127 Center St., S., and at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E. A "budget in brief" summary may be obtained at Town Hall free of charge, or the entire document may be purchased. Call 703-255-6350.

Budget work sessions are scheduled at Town Hall for Saturday April 8 at 9 a.m., Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public. A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for the May 8 council meeting.