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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

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Chubby’s Thinner:

Months after antique cars move south, diner looks for business

By Joseph J. McCallister

Manassas Journal Messenger

    In July, when the summer sun still warmed the parking lot at Chubby’s Diner on Saturday evenings, some people thought the antique cars that had been gathering there each week for the last five years would never go away.

     Now, nearly four months later, it is a different story for the Manassas diner.

     The lot which used to attract up to 300 cars on a given Saturday night is now mostly empty and the restaurant that used to bustle with hungry car enthusiasts sits silent because of a rule imposed this summer stating that no antique cars could gather in the parking lot of the Canterbury Village shopping center. [more]

Judge: Year for teacher with gun

By Keith McMillan

Media General News Service

    MANASSAS The Marumsco Hills Elementary school teacher who says she accidentally brought her loaded gun to school was convicted Tuesday, and could spend a year in jail.

     A Prince William jury recommended that Deena Esteban, 43, of Lake Ridge, spend 12 months behind bars and pay a $2500 fine for possession of a firearm on school property.

     Circuit Court Judge Frank K. Hoss will decide whether to uphold the penalty at a January 4 sentencing.

     Esteban testified that she brought her .38 caliber revolver into the Woodbridge school by accident, after hiding it in a yellow and black canvas bag while her parents were visiting two days earlier. [more]

Toy drives gear up for the season

By Chris Newman

Manassas Journal Messenger

     Keli Fisher has barely cleaned up the costumes and haunted house decorations from a Halloween party held at her Manassas YMCA and already she is dealing with incoming Christmas toy drive donations.

     The YMCA on Sudley Road is a designated toy drop-off for the first annual toy drive sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Sterling, one of the countless area groups that is gearing up to make sure needy children don’t go without this holiday season.

     “Too often the children that are terminally ill get overlooked, especially by social services, so we want to help them and their families,” said First Baptist Church Pastor Leslie Patterson.

     The church hopes to get toys to 500 children and food baskets to 50 seniors, with two toys per child as most programs do, Patterson said. [more]

Frank Wolf: Running on tradition, relying on record

By Joseph J. McCallister

Manassas Journal Messenger

     With election day quickly approaching, Frank R. Wolf, is prepared to race once again for an office that he has held for nearly two decades U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district.

     Wolf, a long-time Republican, has spent a lot of time this year supporting fellow GOP candidates George W. Bush for President and George Allen for U.S. Senator. But during his own campaign, Wolf has tried to stress his past accomplishments as congressman.

     “We’re going to run a positive campaign based on what I’ve done and how I’ve done it,” Wolf said. “I am running on my achievements.”

     Wolf is married and is a father of five. Born near Philadelphia, Pa., he is a graduate of Penn State University. He first came to Northern Virginia in 1961 to go to law school at Georgetown University. Wolf says he and his wife fell in love with the area and never left. [more]

Brian Brown: ‘Freedom comes with responsibility’

By Joseph J. McCallister

Manassas Journal Messenger

     Brian M. Brown, the Libertarian congressional candidate for Virginia’s 10th District, has, in his own words, absolutely no political experience. He says that this is to his advantage.

     Supporting such positions as replacing income tax with a national sales tax, replacing social security with private savings and investment, imposing term limits on congressional representatives, decriminalizing curently illicit drug use and working to preserve second amendment rights, Brown finds himself pitted against Republican incumbent Frank Wolf, a seasoned representative completing his tenth term this year.

     Brown, a 30-year-old former F-18 aircraft mechanic for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, says that while his run for the U.S. House of Representatives is his first try at getting involved in the political realm, he has high hopes and a good chance for success. Beyond the major issues on his platform, Brown said the people of the 10th District are ready for a new face. [more]

Tigers win again

NOKESVILLE It was close last time, but other than a few minutes of the second quarter, Brentsville had no problems against Clarke County in a 39-26 win Tuesday night.

     The Tigers (18-3, 9-2 Bull Run District) jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first three minutes and led 14-5 after one quarter. However, Clarke County (7-13, 3-9) rallied in the opening minutes of the second quarter to cut the gap to 14-11 with 4:19 left.

     After the run Brentsville finished out the quarter with a 12-1 spurt, including three Julie Englehart baskets, then opened the second half with another 7-1 run to put the Eagles away. [more]

Bruins end Eagles season

WOODBRIDGE After scoring just two points in the first game, Osbourn’s volleyball team was determined to keep things close.

And the Eagles did manage to keep things close, but Forest Park proved to be too tough as the Bruins were three-game winners 15-2, 15-11, 15-7 in the Cardinal District quarterfinals.

     “I’m not disappointed in the way we played. I’m proud of what they did and I’m proud of the season that we had,” said Eagles coach Mike Byers. “We were able to come out here tonight and we went out as a team. And that’s the way you want it to be: the girls are out there united, and the girls said to themselves, ‘If we’re going down, we’re going down together.’ And they never gave up, and I’m proud of them.”

     In that first set, the Bruins jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Osbourn got on the board. The Eagles looked like they might rebound from the early deficit: Osbourn’s Elizabeth Fuller got the team’s second point on a block from a shot by Forest Park’s Abby Hatter. [more]

Will D.C. host 2012 Olympics?

MANASSAS Osbourn Park girls volleyball coach Shannon Shannon summed up the Yellow Jackets’ Cardinal District first round match with Hylton even before it was over.

     Shannon approached the scorer’s table after the Jackets forced a fifth and deciding game and said, “Is this the goofiest game or what?”

Indeed it was.

     The fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets (8-7) rallied to win the first game 16-14, only to see the fifth-ranked Bulldogs (9-6) take the second (15-10) and the third (15-1) in a landslide effort that seemed to have everything all wrapped up. [more]

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