manassas journal messenger 10/20/00


Friday, October 20, 2000

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Swordsman in the making

By Emily Kuhl

Manassas Journal Messenger


   Imagine for a minute you’re a 16-year-old high school student.

Maybe you bum a ride to school each day because your parents won’t buy you a car, and you won’t be caught dead on the bus. In addition to keeping your mom off your back about the messy bedroom, you might have to cough up a physics paper on the theory of relativity, work a double shift at Mickey Ds after school and start memorizing equations for your SATs.

    Now, imagine balancing that world with commuting to Springfield four days a week, where you spend three hours each afternoon fencing. Reid Howard doesn’t have to imagine it. He lives it. [more]

City Tavern shooter gets probation

By Patrick Wilson

Media General News Service


    Terik Telfair Clark, the man who fired gunshots at City Tavern Grille last winter after he was kicked out of the bar, was sentenced Thursday to three years probation.

     Clark, 21, faced a maximum 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in August to a felony charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling. [more]

PWC school officials report minority staff increase

By Kevin Killen

Manassas Journal Messenger

Prince William

     Prince William County school officials announced Thursday that the percentage of minority employees has increased from last year, and are attributing the growth to the school system’s personnel department’s special efforts.

     Minority teachers increased from 16.5 percent last year to 17.1 percent this year, school officials reported.

     The number of total minority employees increased from 19 percent to 20.5 percent in the last year. [more]

Woman tried to steal husband’s life insurance

from her stepchildren, prosecutors allege

By Patrick Wilson

Medai General News Service


     A Catharpin woman accused of trying to steal her dead husband’s life insurance payment from his children was indicted Thursday on two federal mail fraud charges.

     A federal grand jury handed up the indictments for Linda L. Clark, 46, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Virginia’s Eastern District. Arraignment was scheduled for Oct. 30.

     Prosecutors accuse Clark of attempting to defraud two life insurance companies, and her four step-children, of $200,000 in insurance that resulted from the death of her husband, Charles L. Clark. [more]

Volunteers to offer training for mentors

By Joseph J. McCallister

Manassas Journal Messenger

Prince William

     The Prince William Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and the Greater Prince William Mentoring Ministry are co-sponsoring a day of mentoring training in November as a way to prepare would-be mentors for the task of helping their fellow human beings.

     Mentoring is a program that pairs people in need of help in their daily lives with people willing to give their time.

     The help can apply to anyone from a teen in need of some self-esteem to the average adult having a bad time at work.

     Joanne Eby, the mentoring coordinator for Prince William Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, said mentors are paired with those in need, or “mentees,” based on their education, background and personality traits. [more]

Pee-wee football

Tyler Walroup, 7, right, wearing the #41 jersey, goes through drills with his teammates on the Manassas City Eagles. The team plays in the ankle biter division and is unbeaten and unscored on so far this year. Their next game is at 9:00 AM. Saturday at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

David S. Holloway

Manassas Journal Messenger

Fancy Footwork

A young Manassas woman fills her days working at a local party supply store. Like numerous future students, she has started preparing for her college years. But she also spends about two hours each day driving to Stafford just so she can roller skate. [more]

Prep football: All bets are off as Eagles host Jackets

Records never mean a thing when cross-town rivals clash.

And there won’t be any exceptions when Osbourn Park makes its short commute to Osbourn Friday night. [more]

Prep Volleyball: Coach’s challenge buoys eagles by Raiders

Osbourn’s girls volleyball team wanted to make some noise in keeping aloft their hopes of hosting a Cardinal District tournament match, and they did with a 14-16, 15-3, 15-13, 15-6 victory over Stonewall Jackson Thursday night. [more]

Girls Hoops: Brentsville keeps up winning ways

Despite troubles through the first three-quarters of the game, things came together just in time for Brentsville.

In the first half, it was second-chance opportunities for the Tigers’ opponents, George Mason. In the third quarter, the problem was turnovers. [more]

Presidents Cup: It’s an all-American day

A 5-0 sweep is auspic-

ious, but don’t interpret the United States Team’s first day as a lock for the Presidents Cup.Considering more than half of those wins were 1-up decisions, think of it more as a strong step in recapturing the trophy. [more]

Winners and Losers

Winners: Golfers and fans at the Presidents Cup who are being blessed by beautiful, sunny fall weather. Helping to make the tournament run smoothly are 1,200 volunteers.

Losers: Residents of Manassas Park who failed to take advantage of the first-ever call-in show hosted by the Manassas Park City Council this week to take city residents’ questions. Not a single call was received. [more]

Waiting at the shelters

Every week folks ask about the results of the photo line up of pets from the PWC Animal Shelter. They want to know what pictured pets were adopted into a new home? It’s always great to be able to respond that they all made it. [more]

It’s raining cats at county shelters

The animals are waiting but the people must visit the shelter if our four footed friends are to get out of there.

Dog adoptions and redemptions at the Prince William County Animal Shelter are going pretty well with a better than 70 percent rate reported for the month of September. Cats and kittens on the other hand have dropped to a dismal 24 percent for the same period. [more]


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