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Baseball Minor League Game Tonight at Pfitzner Stadium

Tonight, September 17, in Woodbridge, Virginia the Potomac Nationals, who are the single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will play for the Carolina League Championship. The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. at Pfitzner Stadium verses the single A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Winston Salem Dash.

Potomac currently leads the best of 5 series: 2 games to 1 game. If Potomac loses tonight, game 5 is tomorrow night at 6:30 pm at the same location. Play ball!

 

 

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Virginia Democrat Opposes Plan To Raise Taxes On Wealthy

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) - When the President came to a Fairfax neighborhood this week, he chose a place where a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans may not go over well.

"I'm not sure if I'm in favor of it," said Katie Hesford.

Republican Chris McCloskey who wore an anti-Obama t-shirt said, "I want to see the Bush era tax cuts extended."

The average annual household income in Fairfax County is over $100,000. And though couples pulling in $250,000 or more may not consider themselves wealthy in this high-cost-of-living region, they are. And they'd pay more taxes if the President has his way. But the President won't have Democrat Congressman Gerry Connolly's vote.

"Now is not the time to be raising taxes on any income group," said Connolly.

Rep. Connolly says raising taxes on the wealthy could hurt the economy, which is what the republicans have been arguing.

Hockey Club Builds Rink After Blizzard

HAYMARKET, Va. (WUSA) -- Snowmageddon destroyed the Prince William Ice Center in Dale City, leaving one hockey club with no where to go.

The Prince William Hockey Club had to improvise.

"All our competitors after this happened, really stepped up and have been gracious enough to let us practice with them," says Tammie Andersen, hockey mom.

In October, the group will have a new place to call home in Haymarket, Va. Ronald Evans, Prince William Hockey Club, says members have been volunteering their time to help build the new rink.

"They brought sledge hammers and gloves. We provided them with helmets and safety glasses, and even some kids came to help," says Candace Pinnisi, hockey mom and director of membership.

Organizers say they used $400,000 in membership dues to build the rink. They're hoping to put the ice down this week.

National Prescription Drug "Take-Back Day"

On Saturday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Potomac Mills and the Prince William County Police Department along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting National Prescription Drug "Take-Back Day.” The event is an opportunity for local residents to safely and legally throw away any unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs. It’s goal is to help discourage hazardous disposal, as well as theft and pill abuse. Medications will be collected at the Potomac Mills Food Court at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge, VA.

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Classy Kids Childrens Consignment Sale Coming Soon

Kids are just getting back to school, and with this tough economy back-to-school shopping is dreaded. However, locally owned and operated Classy Kids Children’s Consignment Sale is coming to town and is surely a way to save some extra money. The sale will be held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds October 13 through October 17.

Classy Kids Children's Consignment Sale is celebrating its 5th year and is still accepting consignors and volunteers. What once started in the basement of a church in Old Town Mansassas has grown into a massive event that fills the Home Arts and the Commercial building at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss out!

Carjacking in Manassas

Prince William County Police Officers are on the hunt for a man that stole a red 2005 Toyota Camry 4-door this morning just before 10:00 a.m. in Manassas, VA. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’00” tall, slim build, and he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and wearing a backpack.

A 46 year old female was returning to her car in the West Gate Giant parking lot, located at 8025 Sudley Road, when the suspect demanded her keys and drove away her Camry. The license plate number is JTL-7235. If you have any tips on the location of the call, you are asked to call the Prince William County Police Department at (703) 792-6500.

Plan To Privatize Liquor Stores Revealed

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has released details of his plan to privatize the liquor industry.
He says the state can raise $500 million by selling the 332 ABC stores Virginia owns.

Then he says the state can pull in $230 million annually by auctioning off 1,000 liquor licenses, the bulk of which will go to grocery and discount stores. Small stores and pharmacies will get the rest. He wants the money raised to go to local highway congestion relief projects.

"I like the idea of privatizing. And if it really does bring back money to the community, then I think it's a good idea," said Ginger Henney of Fairfax.

The plan reserves 600 licenses for large outlets such as grocery and discount stores. It reserves 250 for small mom-and-pop shops and another 150 for small-scale sales in pharmacies.