News Briefs

News Briefs

<sh>Man Charged with Unlawful Entry

<bt>A Vienna-area man has been charged in conjunction with what police say was an unlawful entry on Thursday, April 14.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., Humberto Vivas, 59, of the 2500 block of Chain Bridge Road, entered a house on the 2600 block of Glengyle Drive, according to a Fairfax County Police report. Police say that Vivas was intoxicated at the time. A female resident of the Glengyle Drive house allegedly saw Vivas and screamed, alerting her husband. “He was in the act of walking up the stairs when she saw him,” said Officer Richard Henry of the Fairfax County Police.

Police say Vivas climbed the stairs and fell asleep in the same bed as the couple's 3-year-old daughter. The victim struggled with Vivas and tried to get him to leave the house.

Police arrived and arrested Vivas, charging him with unlawful entry and drunk in public. He was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and held on a $1,000 bond.

<sh>Giant Debuts Cancer Fund-raiser

<bt>Giant Food recently introduced "Triple Winner," an in-store promotional program designed to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation. Triple Winner is a scratch card promotion in which every ticket purchased for $1 provides three ways to win an instant prize of a free product, a gift card or cash up to $10,000. The program runs through July 2, at all area Giant stores.

<sh>Shannon Meeting, April 21

<bt>Del. Steve Shannon (D-35) is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the 2005 legislative session. The meeting is set for Thursday, April 21, from 7-8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E.

<sh>Virginia 2007 Meeting, April 28

<bt>Vienna's "Virginia 2007 Community Committee" meets on Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m., at Marco Polo Restaurant, 245 Maple Ave., W., Vienna. All interested residents, businesses and community organizations are welcome. The committee also seeks old photos of Vienna. For more, call Paul Snodgrass at 703-560-6631 or visit

<sh>Town Budget Hearing, May 9

<bt>The Vienna Town Council is conducting a public hearing on Monday, May 9, at 8 p.m., in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 127 Center St., S. The hearing will address the proposed Town Budget for fiscal year 2005-06. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed budget and ask questions about the appropriation of town funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Copies of the proposed budget are available for review at Town Hall and the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E. Adoption of the budget is scheduled for the June 6 Town Council meeting.

<sh>Meal Service Help Sought

<bt>The Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services seeks community and faith organizations to operate a meals site for children during the summer. Participants provide the location and the volunteers to serve the meals. The department provides training and ongoing support to ensure the success of the program. The USDA provides the food at no cost. For more information call 703-222-9693, 703-222-9693 or visit

<sh>Nominations for Contractor Award

<bt>Nominations are now being accepted through June 1 for the 3rd Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Award through. Know any government contractors that truly stand out from the rest? For information, visit