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February 14 – 20, 2008

Hearing Date Set in Sexual Battery Case

The man arrested on Hillwood Avenue by Falls Church Police last week on charges of sexual battery and abduction with intent to defile will face a preliminary hearing at the Falls Church District Court Wednesday, Feb. 27. David Lee Foltz, Jr., 41, of Falls Church, is being held without bond at the Arlington County Jail. Falls Church police received an initial call from Fairfax County police who detained the individual after observing him abducting a lone female in a manner similar to those reported in 11 other cases in the region involving a masked suspect abducting and assaulting female victims. The suspect, who conceded to a judge that he “tackled” the female in Falls Church, is listed on the Virginia State Police’s Violent Sexual Offender website. He was convicted of rape and sexual battery in two separate Fairfax County court cases in 1990. He became a registered sex offender in the state in 1998.

 

F.C., Fairfax Celebrate Black History Month

An array of events are scheduled to celebrate Black History Month in Falls Church and Fairfax County. The Tinner Hill Foundation’s traveling exhibit honoring educator Mary Ellen Henderson will be at the Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, from Feb. 16th to the 29th, with an opening reception Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. An African American Folktale Story Hour will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, 120 N. Virginia Ave. “Love Letters and Liniment,” readings of early 20th century diaries, love letters and photos of Mary Ellen and Edwin Henderson will be presented by Nikki Graves Henderson Thursday, Feb. 21, at noon at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Avenue. “Black Basketball History,” a panel will take place at Art and Frame of F.C., Friday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m., followed by the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebrity Basketball Game the same evening at 7:30 p.m. at the F.C. Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. In Fairfax County, Black History Month will be celebrated at the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The Alfred Street Baptist Church male chorus will sing, and a play, “1,000 Black Inventions,” will be performed.

 

Maller Announces School Board Candidacy

Kim Maller, a proponent of expanding the definition of households that qualify for the day care program in Falls Church, announced Monday that she will seek the support of the Citizens for a Better City as she runs for the Falls Church School Board this spring. In an announcement she said she supports the IB Primary Years Program and the currently proposed pay increases for teachers and staff. A 12-year resident of the City, she and husband Dan, a member of the City Council, have two children in City schools.

 

New Education Foundation Grants Listed

The Falls Church Education Foundation made its grant awards for the fall and winter. They include contributions to the following: 1. “Exertainment Fights Obesity With Fun,” using the Nintendo Wii game system for 8th and 9th graders, 2. Family Literacy Nights, monthly programs to learn how to strengthen literacy skills, 3. GMHS Solar Panel Project, to support the school’s science and math curriculum, and raise awareness of global warming and alternative energy options and, 4. Multicultural Music for kindergarten and first graders to learn about the music of Ghana, Japan and Mexico.

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