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Be Alert For Deer

From the Fairfax County Police Department:

Police caution motorists to stay alert for deer in the roadways.

Virginia was ranked among the top10 states in the nation for deer/vehicle collisions in 2009. The vast majority of these collisions occur during the deer breeding season between now and early January. Motorists should pay close attention and remain alert at all times, especially at dawn and dusk when deer are active and are likely to be seen quickly entering roadways in herds. Police are posting a mobile sign board on roads where deer/vehicle collisions have been reported in recent weeks, such as Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley Road.

Safety tips for motorists include:

Volunteer Fairfax Present: VolRUNteer 5k & Fun Run

The following was sent to us by Kevin Hunter of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax, Va -- In an effort to encourage volunteerism and a healthy lifestyle, Volunteer Fairfax is hosting it’s first-ever volRUNteer 5k and Fun Run, November 14th 2010. The volRUNteer 5k and Fun Run’s aim is to promote volunteerism, along with offering families the opportunity to get fit by being part of the 5k or fun run. All participants will have the chance to give back, by participating in on site service projects race day. The race commences at 8:00 a.m. November 14th, 2010 at George Mason University.

Meeting Regarding School Overcrowding This Week

From Annandale High School:

The Committee charged with reviewing options to ease Annandale’s overcrowding will meet again this week at Annandale High School.  The meetings are open to the community and you are encouraged to attend to learn more about this important process for our school.  The next Annandale Regional Planning Committee meeting will be held at 7:00p Wednesday, October 27th in the Lecture Hall.

Magill's Pizza & Buffet

Come out and enjoy a meal at the Magill's Famous Pizza and Buffett in Annandale, VA. The buffet starts at 5:00 p.m.

Magill's is happy to host schools, tour groups, discos, weddings, and karaoke parties. The price range is reasonable and you will not leave hungry!

Virginia History Textbook Said To Contain Big Lie

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) - It's well known, thanks to the movie Glory, that black soldiers fought for the Union. In the Confederate Army, historians say thousands of slaves worked as laborers, not as soldiers, but a new fourth grade textbook, "Our Virginia: Past and Present," has a different take.

"The people in Richmond who approved this book should be fired," said Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University Public Policy Associate Professor. "What do you have a credentialling board for textbooks for if not to catch howling errors?"

He and many historians are outraged about this line in the book, "Thousands of Southern blacks fought in the Confederate ranks, including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson."

Fear The Superintendent’s Halloween Revenge Tournament

The following was sent to us by Fairfax County Park Authority:

Pinecrest Golf Course staff is plotting revenge. They’ll watch as players hack through outlandish obstacles and punishing pin placements during a nine-hole, two-person scramble at Pinecrest Golf Course on Thursday, October 28, 2010.  The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m., and the cost is $30 per player. The fee includes a t-shirt and lunch. Win unique prizes! Wear a costume to receive a special gift!  The rain date is November 4. To register, call 703-941-1061 ext. 5.

Pinecrest Golf Course is located at 6600 Little River Turnpike in Annandale.

Annandale High School Car Wash This Weekend

From Annandale High School:

Students, parents and friends may bring their cars to the car wash this Saturday, October 23, between 9:30 and 2:00 behind the Sunoco station at 8011 Braddock Road. The car wash is a fund raiser for Annandale High School's award-winning and internationally acclaimed choral programs and, while there is no charge, all donations will be gratefully accepted.