manassas journal messenger 10/23/00


Monday, October 23, 2000

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The Presidents Cup closing ceremonies

By Keith Walker

Media General News Service

     Maureen Bell’s favorite golfer is Greg Norman, so she was thrilled to get a chance to see him at this year’s Presidents Cup.

     She was even more thrilled when Norman’s ball landed next to her can huggie on the eighth green on Saturday.

     “It was so exciting. It was so much fun. It just made the whole tournament for me,” the Gainesville woman said. Norman signed the huggie for Bell and gave her the ball.

     She came to the golf course on Sunday, but she left the souvenirs at home. [more]

Weeknight in sight for Halloween

Caution and Safety are watchwords

By Laura Forster

Media General News Service

     Yes, Virginia there is a Halloween and it will be on Oct. 31 is the consensus in the area.

     Parents concerned about keeping their trick-or-treaters up on a school night this year have wondered whether Halloween will be encouraged on a different day of the week. Due to past experiences, all area jurisdictions have said they support celebrating just one Halloween on Tuesday.

     “We’re not in the business of changing holidays,” county spokeswoman Liz Bahrns said. “Parents should use caution and safety.”

     Bahrns said she has never known the county to encourage a different date in order to avoid a school night.

     “It causes too much confusion,” she said. [more]

First year is a big sucess for Library Connection

By Chris Newman

Manassas Journal Messenger

    The popular Library Connection at Manassas Mall in two weeks will notch its first year of operation, and library officials say its success has gone beyond their expectations.

     The facility, which during the day is usually full of people on computers surfing the Internet or typing out documents, recently won a Governor’s Technology Award in the local government category. Since it opened, more than 21,000 people have been in.

     “I can’t believe it’s been a year,” said Edward Quinto, president of the Prince William Public Library System Foundation, which funds the project. “We’re looking forward to another good year.”

     Its 24 workstations, including four in a children’s center section with games, are free to use in a casual atmosphere not unlike an internet cafe. [more]

On the tail of a Tiger : a photo essay

Photograghy by David S. Holloway

Manassas Journal Messenger


First game, last game

Photo by Amy Drewry

Manassas Journal Messenger

Bryan Stone and Tammy Easter, of Manassas, were part of a small crowd of fans to attend the Mutiny’s final regular season home game at Stonewall Jackson High School Saturday. “We are a little past dating,” said Easter of the evening with her boyfriend of 11 years. “This is the first Mutiny game we’ve come to. It’s is live football only a mile away from home. You cannot beat that,” said Stone.

Mutiny clinch playoff berth

All is well once again for the Virginia Mutiny after their 22-10 stomping of league rival Carolina Heat. In their home finale, the Mutiny treated the crowd at Stonewall Jackson High School Saturday night to a determined performance that resulted in a ticket to the Mason-Dixon Football League’s post-season. [more]

Mom on the run

What a perfect Saturday afternoon.

The weather is gorgeous – 80?, sunny, a little breeze, one of those October days that makes you put the sweatshirts away and bring the shorts back out. My agenda is perfectly clear. We’ve already gotten through soccer games, the grocery store run, and I even remembered to go to the bank. [more]


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