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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - May 22, 2007, Winchester, Virginia May 22, 2007 YEAR No. 273 VIRGINIA 22601 v mi Valley Ave. timeline swelling GINGER Winchester Star Jerry DARE officer for the Frederick County Sheriff's unpacks in his new office on The county's new Public Safety Building is located at 1080 Coverstone near Winchester Regional Settling in Public Safety Building opens By ERICA M. BUSH The Winchester Star WINCHESTER - There are still boxes to be equipment to be and offices to be But the new Frederick County Public Safety Building is open for The approximately 70,000-square-foot located at 1080 Coverstone officially opened its doors on s going very Frederick County Sheriff Robert T. Williamson said about his staffs first day in the complex near the Winchester Regional on the grounds of the former Carper's Valley Golf Course off Millwood Pike east of The Frederick County Sheriffs Fire and Rescue and emergency dispatch center will call the county's new Public Safety Building Dispatch has not yet moved into the The Sheriff's Office and Fire and Rescue Department By ED FARRELL The Winchester Star cost ofthe Valley Avenue widening like the estimated length of continues to When the project was started last it carried a projected price tag of about million and an intended completion date of December 2006. Bad and a steady stream of changes in the scope of work have boosted the price to million and left the city with no firm estimate of when the job will be And recently discovered drainage problems at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Tevis Street have put a hold on state matching and could cost the city an additional million to correct in the Perry Winchester's Public Works said there was no official deadline for the 1.5-mile from Middle Road to the city's southern other than soon as See Page A6 GINGER Winchester Star A crew from Ricketts Construction Co. Inc. works on a storm drain on Monday as part of the Valley Avenue widening project in CCHS among best in U.S. the last day in their North Kent Street offices on Staffs spent the weekend unpacking from their respective moves from the County Joint Judicial Center and Frederick County Office was a long Williamson adding that a lot of boxes had already been Timothy deputy chief of operations for the Frederick County Fire and Rescue said it will take about two weeks before his department is situated and all the cardboard boxes stacked in their offices are un- See Page A6 By JESSICA J. BURCHARD The Winchester Star WINCHESTER - Competing with private and charter is always a daunting But Clarke County Public Schools Superintendent Eleanor F. Smalley is thrilled with how her county's high school fared in a national listing of top very she s very competitive and there are more and more private academies and charter Clarke County High School ranked 30th in Newsweek magazine's ninth annual America's Top High Schools The listing evaluates the top 1,200 schools across the The annual compilation rates schools based on how many ofthe total number of students participate in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given in and dividing it by the number of seniors graduating in May or The ranking also takes into account how students perform on the See Page A6 Immigration compromise faces increasing criticism By JONATHAN WEISMAN c 2007 The Washington Post WASHINGTON - The Senate voted on Monday night to move forward on an overhaul of immigration but even proponents of the delicate compromise proposal conceded that the furor over the deal was surpassing their expectations and endangering the The 69-23 vote masked deep troubles from the right flank of the as well as from the Opponents conducting a debate on the sure included some unexpected such as freshman Jon and Bernie an independent liberal from Several conservatives - and some liberals - made it clear that they cast a vote to proceed only to fundamentally change the proposed legislation in the coming With dozens of amendments traps being laid by opponents could upset the fragile coalition that drafted the What's Senate leaders gave up hope on Monday night that they could pass the this ensuring it will be left hanging over a week-long Memorial Day That will allow the opposition to gather strength before a final vote can be scheduled next plan is a It involved give-and-take in the best traditions of the United States For each of us who crafted there are elements that we strongly support and elements we believe could be No one believes this is a perfect said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of the chief Democratic world is watching to see how we respond to the current Lef s not disappoint Senate leadership aides said on Monday that the proposal could probably muster the support of about 30 Republicans and 30 Democrats - just enough to beat a which was all but promised by The would grant legal status to virtually all the estimated 12 million undocumented workers in the create a tighten border crack down on Page A6 Va. Tech investigative group tours campus By SUE LINDSEY Associated Press Writer BLACKSBURG - The gunman who killed 30 people at a Virginia Tech building was to continue his shooting spree with more than 200 additional rounds of a state panel was told on Police found 203 live rounds in where Cho killed 25 students and five faculty members before committing suicide on April 16, State Police Superintendent W. Steven Flaherty told a panel investigating the Cho also shot two other students was well-prepared to continue Flaherty Cho fired 174 shots from two handguns on the second floor in a span of nine taking his own life at 9:51 a.m. as police on the stairwell approached the Flaherty Asked to describe Cho's shooting Flaherty would describe it as very There seemed to be nothing panicky at after hearing testimony from a Virginia Tech attorney that privacy laws prohibit release of mental health and other panel member Tom Ridge said the group needs to find a way to gain access to Cho's be remiss if we didn't do a real deep dive into this said the former U.S. Homeland Security Cho was found ill and in need of in December See Va. Page A6 Lebanon continues attacks on militants HUSSEIN Associated Press A Lebanese police officer stands near a burning building after an explosion hit a shopping area in on By BASSEM Associated Press Writer Lebanon - Lebanese troops blasted a Palestinian refugee camp with artillery and tank fire again on seeking to destroy a militant group with The barrage smashed buildings and sent plumes of black smoke towering over the crowded camp on the The two-day battle has killed nearly 50 combatants and an unknown number of raising fears that Lebanon's worst internal violence since the 1975-1990 il war could spread in a country with an uneasy balancing act among various sects and Refugees in the Nahr on the outskirts of the northern port city of hid in their homes as fighting and Palestinian officials in the camp said nine civilians were killed on Reports from the camp could not be confirmed because officials and reporters could not get are many We're under There is a shortage of and There are children under the See Page A6 TODAY'S Hold your water A local water treatment plant will have to wait for improvements until options are Full story Bl Colonels advance No. 1 seed James Wood topped Warren County 4-2 in Monday's Northwestern District baseball tournament Full story CI Still rising Retail gasoline prices climbed to another record on hitting an average of for a gallon of regular Full story Dl COMING WEDNESDAY A generous donation has given Orchard View Elementary School students room to A dedication ceremony for the Frederick County school's new track will be held Four 28 Pages Bulletin Classified Dear C6 Bl B8 A5 .CI A3 TODAY'S FORECAST 73 HIGH Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and Southeast winds around 5 Full report A6 53 LOW Miss your Call 665-4946 from 7 to 11 a.m. See us on the 0608566000375 The Winchester Star
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