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Monday Morning Notes

by Fatimah Waseem December 11, 2017 at 9:00 am 10 Comments

Group Opposing Zoning Changes Meets Today –– The Coalition for a Planned Reston is meeting today at Reston Association headquarters on 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive at 7 p.m. The group will discuss a proposal before the county that would increase population density in some parts of Reston and discuss amendments to the overall proposal. [Coalition for a Planned Reston]

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins Features Police Civilian Review Panel — In this month’s Channel 16 program, Hudgins discusses the benefits and goals of a new civilian review panel and an independent police auditor.

Training in Reston Focuses on Heroin Epidemic — Ginny Atwood Lovitt held a training in Reston on Friday detailing how to administer Narcan. Lovitt runs the Chris Atwood Foundation in Reston in memory of her brother who died of a heroin overdose nearly four years ago. [WUSA]

Photo by Fatimah Waseem

  • Cruel World

    Today Mr. Wu “Rooftopper” Yongning died as he scaled a 62-story building in China. He will be edged into our memories as a daredevil, a hero of unbridled passion as he celebrated life with incredible stunts and died doing what he loves most.

    Now, with respect to the opioid “Crisis”, which by the way does not exist in Reston, why would we not allow these heroes allow to die when the time has come? Why do we allow the cycle of pain, agony, crime and hopelessness to continue?

    • Mike M

      CORRECTION: He died as he fell rapidly descended the building on an unplanned basis – not as he recklessly scaled it.

      As for the rest of your gibberish I wouldn’t know how to make it understandable. Let them die?

      • Why do you bother?

        If you really want to be accurate, he died when he reunited with the pavement.

        • 40yearsinreston

          I thought it was when he bounced

          • Why do you bother?

            Have you ever seen a body hit pavement from significant height? No so much bounceage. More like splattage.

    • Ginny Atwood

      It does exist in Reston. As someone on the front lines of it I can tell you it does. So count yourself lucky you haven’t seen the evidence of it firsthand.

      • Anonymous Person

        Ginny–

        Thanks for the work your foundation does, and the mission of your organization is incredibly admirable.

      • Cruel World

        I dont think you answered my questions. Instead you insinuated that I live a sheltered life.

        Question1, what are the relapse rates?

        Question2, how about profits?

        https://www.equities.com/news/naloxone-stocks-who-s-really-winning-the-battle-against-the-opioid-epidemic

        In addition to the questions already posted. Regardless, thanks for your work-the world needs you! But my gut feel here, energies channeled into more rewarding causes probably makes more sense. Eg curb the demand in the US not encourage it and the world will be a better place! Just being truthful.

        • Anonymous Person

          Coherent thinking isn’t your strong suit, is it?

    • Why do you bother?

      Think you meant “etched,” not that any of the rest of your post makes any sense…

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