News to Use Podcast Transcript: May 30, 2012

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Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for May 30, 2012. Coming up, learn about how you can either run or walk and raise awareness and money in the fight against substance abuse and Hepatitis C, how to keep pools safer from vandalism, how to stay cool in the summer heat at Lee District’s Our Special Harbor, the Police Department’s recent success at the annual police canine competition and how to keep up with the latest videos from Fairfax County Government. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at

The 13th Annual Tim Harmon Recovery Run/Walk 5K will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The event is sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to raise awareness about substance abuse and Hepatitis C, to raise funds to help people served by the CSB and to honor the memory of Tim Harmon, a former CSB employee.  Race registration is $20 before June 9; $25 after that date. Additional information about the race is available at


Did you know that inadequate or non-functioning lighting are two of the major security deficiencies found at many neighborhood pools? The Fairfax County Police Department encourages residents to notify pool management when they see lights that aren’t properly functioning or don’t cover most of the property to help prevent their pools from being targeted by summertime vandals.


Memorial Day weekend marked the start of a summer filled with watery fun at Our Special Harbor at Lee District Park. This is the second season for the free outdoor sprayground located in the Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park, at the intersection of Rose Hill and Telegraph Roads in Franconia.  The sprayground is currently open only on weekends. It opens full time beginning Saturday, June 16. Call 703-922-9841 for more details.


All five of the FCPD K-9 teams that entered the 2012 Virginia Police Canine Association Iron Dog competition won awards and recognition for their top abilities, which tested strength, stamina and teamwork. Dubbed “the ultimate police K9 Challenge,” this is the sixth year county police teams have participated in the daylong event. To learn more about the Iron Dog competition and the vital role K-9’s play in public safety, visit


Photo identification with fingerprints gives authorities vital information to help locate a missing child. At special events, the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office provides a free photo of your child and a set of his or her fingerprints, using quick, clean, inkless technology. Find out about upcoming opportunities on the Sheriff’s Web page:


Finally, join Fairfax County on YouTube and stay current with the latest county news and information. Recent videos include preparations for the June 12 primary elections and new voter registration cards, how to save money and be prepared for hurricane season, a recent small business vendor forum and a profile of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. Check out the latest videos at And for a comprehensive list of news headlines, photos, videos, social media, email newsletters, events and more, visit the Fairfax County NewsWire at

That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.  

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