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Deadline To Apply For Stop Loss Retroactive Pay Extended

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- $315 Million.  This is how much the Department of Defense has to give away to those who deserve it.  There are approximately 87,000 military men and women who deserve it.

Eric Sharman, of Alexandria, is one of those who already got his money. 

Nine years ago Sharman, who served in the U.S. Air Force, and thought he was about to be discharged, had plans.  "I was supposed to start in school that January."

But right after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Sharman, serving in Germany, and just weeks from going home, was hit by what the military calls the Stop Loss Program.

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Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

Below are the participants:

Park Restoration Day

Join Prince William Counties Historic Preservation staff this Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help in their efforts to restore the Bristoe Station Battlefield. Bring the whole family and be prepared to get dirty and help remove invasive plants, plant native species, and maintain the trails. Wear your sturdy work shoes, bring gloves, sun screen and bug spray! Tools will be provided. Meet in the parking lot off Iron Brigade Avenue. Call 703-792-5546 for more information.

Accident On NB I-95 In Va. Injures Trooper

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA) - Authorities said a Virginia State Police trooper was injured Monday while investigating an accident on northbound Interstate 95.

Virginia State Police spokesperson Deborah Cox said the accident happened about 1:13 p.m., one mile south of the Route 123 exit.

Cox said Trooper E.D. Brown, Jr. was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with injuries.

Virginia State Police say originally, a disabled Mercedes was on the right shoulder and a Toyota Forerunner pulled over to assist. They were both sideswiped by a Toyota Corolla, and Trooper Brown was called to the scene.  A Toyota Tundra also came to the scene, parking in front of Trooper Brown's cruiser.

According to police, a few minutes later, a Dodge Neon slowed as it approached and was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. The impact cause the Neon's driver to lose control and swerve into Trooper Brown's vehicle and then Trooper Brown. 

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New Free Clinic Opens for the Community

From The Official Web Site of Prince William County:

Local officials cut the ribbon on a new free clinic located in space provided by St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. The clinic will be open to qualified, low-income residents of the Prince William Area who are uninsured and cannot afford health care services. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays. The clinic is staffed by volunteer medical professionals, and funded through donations of supplies and equipment from the community.

The clinic is located at 13900 Church Hill Drive, just off Prince William Parkway near Route 1. In addition to this location, the Prince William Area Free Clinic operates two evening clinics at space provided by the Virginia Department of Health. More information on the evening clinics is available here.

Pepsi Refresh Project “Redeem the Dream”

This was sent to us by First Home Alliance:

Woodbridge, Virginia – October 1, 2010.  Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million each month.  First Home Alliance a local not-for-profit 501 (c) (3), HUD approved housing counseling agency is in the running for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant! If we win this great, we can “Redeem the Dream” of many more families in our community by saving them from foreclosure.  We provide Loss Mitigation intervention between home owners and their Mortgage Loan Servicers.  We also outreach and empower our community by providing Financial Literacy education.

Here is how you can help! From October 1 – 31, visit:  www.refresheverything.com/FirstHomeAlliance and vote every day.

Here is how you can help even more!
Post the link to our website in your status so other people can see it and then vote for us!

Neighborhood Cleanup This Weekend

This Saturday, October 2, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Prince William County is sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup for the residents of Yorkshire.

Dumpsters will be available at Emmanuel Baptist Church, which is located at 8006 Centreville Road in Manassas, VA. The dumpsters will be available to collect trash and debris, and no liquids or commercial waste will be accepted. The county’s Department of Public Works’ Neighborhood Services Division will be providing the dumpsters and the county Litter Control Crew will be available to assist with any large items.

For more information about the cleanup you can email nsd@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-7018.