The Early October, 2011 edition of Warren County Report

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The Mid September, 2011 edition of Warren County Report

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U.S. EPA Public Notice – Proposal to Modify Remedy at AVTEX Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes to modify institutional controls currently in place at the Avtex Fibers Superfund Site, located in Front Royal, Virginia. This proposed Explanation of Significant Difference, or “ESD,” specifically targets Operable Units (OUs) 7, 8 and 10 of the site to ensure continued protection of public health and the environment, while also facilitating future reuse. The EPA is required to announce this modification and invites public comment on it during a 30-day public comment period which begins on September 14, 2011 and ends on October 14, 2011.

Proposed Modifications
For OU 7, EPA proposes to modify the Ecologically Protective Backfill Values and include a performance
standard for the pH of the upper six inches of soil to be no less than 5.5 prior to seeding.
For OU 7 and OU 8 and OU 10 , EPA proposes to separate the existing conservation easement at this
site into three separate easements to better account for changing uses and stewardship of the properties
comprising this site. This is proposed to help facilitate the specificity of future development. The new
easements will provide the same restrictions on future use to maintain long term protectiveness of the remedy.

EPA welcomes your input! Send comments electronically:
Or send in writing to:
Kate Lose, Remedial Project Manager
1650 Arch Street (3HS23)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 814-3240
For more information visit

Published in: on September 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm  Comments (2)  

FBI enters investigation as Michaele Salahi runs off with Journey guitarist

Warren County, Va. Sheriff Daniel McEathron discusses the allegation that Michaele Salahi had been kidnapped prior to learning that she had apparently instead run off with the lead guitar player for Journey, according to TMZ.

By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report

Front Royal, VA – FBI agents (and TV crews) descended this afternoon on the Warren County home of Tareq and Michaele Salahi to investigate allegations that Mrs. Salahi had been kidnapped.

Rather than being held against her will, Mrs. Salahi had instead run off with Journey lead guitarist Neal Schon, according to the Hollywood gossip site which reported tonight that Michaele was in Memphis where the band is set for a concert with Foreigner.

Separate Ways

The first hint of potential domestic trouble in the Salahi home came on Sept. 7 when Tareq sent this writer a Facebook add request with a message saying he had set up his own profile, sans Michaele. This seemed very odd since they usually do everything together.

Then according to Warren County Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, Mr. Salahi called the Sheriff’s office Tuesday at 11:50 pm to report that his wife was missing. Deputy Mike Glavis called him back at 11:55 pm to get the details. Shortly afterward, the sheriff’s office got in touch with Mrs. Salahi who “seemed calm, was engaged in conversation and assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be,” according to the Sheriff who said Mrs. Salahi indicated she did not want Mr. Salahi to know where she was.

After midnight, Deputy Glavis called Mr. Salahi to tell him his wife was safe but didn’t want to come home.

Don’t Stop Believing

12 hours after the sheriff’s office told Tareq they had spoken with his wife and she was safe, TMZ ran a story saying they “just spoke with Tareq” and that he believed “his wife was abducted but he doesn’t feel the cops are taking the situation seriously.”

According to TMZ, “he believes Michaele had been FORCED to make the phone calls [to the Warren County Sheriff’s office] by her abductor … and believes she is in very real danger … especially because the Salahis have received death threats in the past.”


Tareq Salahi gave interviews to a skeptical cadre of media who had camped out in front of his house for the first time since the White House State Dinner fiasco. One tear jerker was with a reporter for WRC-4 who literally asked Tareq to “swear to God” his story was true. He did.

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Earlier today I spoke with Salahi attorney David Silek.

Published in: on September 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm  Comments (3)  

Salahi attorney discusses TMZ kidnapping allegations

By Dan McDermott
Warren County Report

Manassas, Va. attorney David Silek did not share his client’s apparent disdain for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in an interview with Warren County Report today.

Silek has represented Tareq and Michaele Salahi for years.

TMZ is reporting that Tareq Salahi says his wife has been kidnapped and charges that local authorities aren’t doing enough to investigate. TMZ said the Sheriff’s office told them that Mrs. Salahi had called them prior to Mr. Salahi’s kidnapping report and that all was well with Mrs. Salahi.

Sheriff Daniel McEathron has a press conference scheduled at 4:45 p.m. We will cover it and post.

Published in: on September 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Live blogging the Republican debate on Google Plus

Warren County Report Publisher Dan McDermott and Lynchburg Times Senior Political Writer Emily Williams will be live blogging the MSNBC-POLITICO Republican Presidential Debate starting at 8 p.m. Eastern on Google Plus: [CLICK HERE]

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Published in: on September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm  Comments (1)  

The Early September, 2011 edition of Warren County Report

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Illinois man facing life in jail for recording police (Video)

The unbelievable case of Michael Allison, an Illinois mechanic facing multiple felony counts for recording on-duty police is analyzed by attorney Thomas H. Sayre, Lynchburg Times political writer Emily Williams and newspaper publisher Dan McDermott.

It is another disturbing example of police using wiretap laws to stop citizens from using camera phones to record their behavior.

Other topics include:

– Netflix losing some content
– U.S. car sales up. Signal for rosier future?

Published in: on September 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm  Comments (4)  
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