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<sh>Two Charged with DWI

<bt>Police officers from the Fair Oaks District station conducted roving patrols last weekend to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers. From Saturday, June 9, at 11 p.m., until Sunday, June 10, at 3 a.m., they stopped some 31 motorists throughout the Fair Oaks District.

Police checked them to see whether their driving abilities had been impaired by alcohol or drugs. They charged two people with DWI (driving while intoxicated). Another person was charged with refusing to submit to a breath test.

Fifteen additional traffic summonses were issued for the following offenses: One, reckless driving; six, speeding; one, defective equipment; one, disregarding a highway sign; one, improper lane change; two, no valid driver’s license; two, red-light violations; and one, driving on a suspended license. Nine officers and one auxiliary police officer participated.

<sh>Fast-Food Restaurants OK'd

<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors last week approved a plan to bring four, fast-food restaurants to the building formerly housing the Lone Star steakhouse in Centreville.

The nearly 6,000-square-foot building is in the Centreville Square I Shopping Center, between Centrewood Drive and Machen Road. And none of the new restaurants will have drive-through windows.

The proposal needed a special-exception permit from the county because the site is within a highway corridor. And last Monday, June 4, the Supervisors gave the plan a thumbs-up.

<sh>Free Carseat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections, Thursday, June 14, and Tuesday, June 19, from 5-8:30 p.m. each day, at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. They’ll make sure the carseat is correct for the child’s age, height and weight, the child is securely placed in the seat, and the seat is properly installed in the vehicle.

No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves, so the technicians may properly inspect and make adjustments, as necessary. Call the Sully District Child Seat Information line (703-814-7000, ext. 5140) to confirm dates and times. For additional child seat inspection times throughout Fairfax County, call the Fairfax County Operations Support Bureau at 703-280-0559.

<sh>Runways, Child Care, Bank at WFCCA Meeting

<bt>Airport runways, a bank, child care and an office park are all on the upcoming agenda of the West Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) Land-Use Committee. The members will meet Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Cases include:

* A presentation by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on the new runways at Dulles Airport and noise monitors for the nearby Pleasant Valley community.

* Commerce Bank wants to build a new branch at 13921 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Chantilly. The 3,600-square-foot facility would be at Route 50 and Walney Road on the site of the existing Anita's restaurant.

* Korean Central Presbyterian Church is requesting to amend its special-exception permit from Fairfax County. It wants to have a child-care facility, instead of a nursery school, at its new place of worship on Route 29 in Centreville.

* Commonwealth Centre Investors is returning for the WFCCA's decision on its office-park complex. It would be off Route 28 and Westfields Boulevard, near Walney Road.

<sh>Sully District Council Meeting

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Association and its Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The members will elect new council officers and hear a presentation by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on current development in and around Dulles Airport.

Land-Use and Transportation cases are as follows:

* Commerce Bank seeks a special-exception permit for a drive-through window for a branch proposed for the southeast corner of Walney Road and Route 50.

* The Montessori School of Fairfax is requesting an increase in its number of children from 99 to 150, plus another classroom and a multi-purpose room.

* An applicant wants to rezone land classified as industrial to a different intensity to permit warehousing with associated retail and/or other uses. The property is on the north side of Route 50, just east of the Loudoun County line.

<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.

<sh>Role Models for Children

<bt>Volunteers are needed throughout Northern Virginia to be positive role models for children who currently have an incarcerated parent. Mentors meet with children two hours per week. Weekly meetings are supplemented by monthly group recreational activities. The only qualification required is a desire to help a child in need.

To sign up for the mentor training session at the Center for Multicultural Human Services in Falls Church, call Ellen Klene, Volunteer Program manager, at 703-533-3302, ext. 107, or see www.cmhs.org.

<sh>Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

<bt>The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging "Meals on Wheels" program is in immediate need of drivers to deliver meals, Monday through Friday, to senior adults living in Fairfax County. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese are also needed.

The job involves picking up meals at specified sites between 10:30 a.m.-noon and delivering them to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers may choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or e-mail melanie.mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov.