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Herndon Man toReceive $1 Million from Virginia Lottery

Herndon Man toReceive $1 Million from Virginia Lottery

From Virginia Lottery:

On New Year’s Day, three tickets in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle won the top prize of $1 million. One of those tickets is being claimed by a Herndon man, who will receive his prize from Virginia Lottery officials.

The presentation will take place at the store where the ticket was purchased: 7-Eleven on Rock Hill Road in Sterling today at 11:00 a.m.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. 

Loudoun County Zoning Administrator Dan Schardein Resigns

From the County of Loudoun:

Loudoun County Zoning Administrator Dan J. Schardein has announced that he is resigning from his position. Citing family reasons, Schardein submitted his resignation effective the end of February 2011.

Schardein came to Loudoun County in February 2009 from Stafford County where he had worked for more than 20 years in the areas of zoning and economic development. As Loudoun County’s Zoning Administrator, Schardein administered and enforced the county’s Zoning Ordinance, and headed the Zoning Administration division within the Department of Building and Development.

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”


West Virginia Man Charged in Connection with Two Sterling Bank Robberies

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Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

From Virigina State Police:

ARLINGTON CO. – Virginia State Police are coordinating with Arlington County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police to investigate a series of hit-and-run crashes that occurred Monday morning (Dec. 13).

At 9:24 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.T. Johannes was called to investigate three hit-and-run crashes that occurred near the 70 mile marker in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66. A blue “SuperShuttle” van was headed west on I-66 when it twice sideswiped the passenger side of a Dodge Charger. The van then rear-ended a Chrysler Pacifica, which caused the Pacifica to run off the right side of the interstate and into a ditch. Next a taxicab was struck from behind by the van. The taxicab ran off the right side of the interstate and struck the guardrail.