News to Use Podcast Transcript: May 28, 2013


 Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast. Coming up, learn about the exceptional design awards, flag etiquette, an opportunity for young women to explore a career in law enforcement, the Sully Antique Car Show and a watershed friendly garden tour.Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at


For the past 30 years, Fairfax County has been recognizing outstanding architecture with the Exceptional Design Awards. We’re looking for nominations, and award entries are due Friday, June 20. This year’s there’s a new award category – residential and commercial interiors. The awards recognize superior architecture that incorporates outstanding site design and landscaping or accounts for the building’s surroundings or applies green building or energy conservation practices. For more information, visit or call 703-324-1380.


There can be confusion and questions about how to properly wear and display the American flag, especially around July 4 when many people want to display a flag.

  • The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise.

  • The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.

  • No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.

  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything.

  • The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

  • The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat.

Read more rules and regulations that govern flag display at and search for "flag etiquette."


Are you a rising 10th through 12th grade female in Fairfax County who hasn’t yet decided on a career path? If so, the Fairfax County Police Department invites you to consider attending a week-long class this summer. Discover your potential to become the future of women leaders in law enforcement. A select group of young girls will learn first-hand about core police functions, such as working in patrol, K9 and crime scene investigations – and also discover the importance of having leadership skills. To be selected, you must complete and submit an application and medical form by June 25. The class will be held Monday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Gatehouse Administration Building, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church. Participants are expected to attend the entire session. For additional information, call 703-280-0713 or email


Sunday, June 15, marks the 41st anniversary of the Sully Antique Car Show, co-hosted by Fairfax County Park Authority and the Model A Ford Club of America. Between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Sully Historic Site antique car show will feature foreign and American cars, trucks and specialty vehicles through 1989. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Free parking is available on site. More than 400 antique and classic vehicles fill Sully’s grounds at the largest car show in Northern Virginia. For more information call the site at 703-437-1794.


A watershed friendly garden tour will be held on Sunday, June 8, 1-5 p.m. of homes, community gardens and places of worship in Burke, West Springfield and Fairfax Station. The tour will feature rain gardens, pervious parking areas, native plant landscaping, rain barrels, backyard wildlife habitat, composting and more. Come tour as local residents open their gardens and share their experiences. For more information, visit

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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