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Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Trial on Death of 2-Year-Old Begins

Oakton High celebrates homecoming

The trial of Carmela dela Rosa began Monday. Dela Rosa is accused of throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter off a Tysons Corner walkway, killing her. She has . Jurors heard the police interview tapes of dela Rosa, in which she out of resentment toward her son-in-law, the child's father. Dela Rosa's husband testified for the defense, saying his just before the November incident. A doctor testified dela Rosa had been .

Peter Labovitz, the CEO of Connection Newspapers, for two counts of failing to pay taxes. Labovitz pleaded guilty in July.

Two victims from the Vienna Presbyterian Church scandal will showing Oct. 7 and 8 at George Mason University. The show will feature one of the women telling her own story. The other will remain anonymous and tell her story through an actress.

The ValeArts Fall Art Show, in its 15th season, boasted two Oakton artists. , a co-founder of ValeArts, displayed semi-abstracts, collages, drawings and figures. , a guest artist, displayed her work at the show first time.

The National Charity League, an organization that promotes mothers and daughters volunteering together, .

Fairfax County is for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Have you been watching Cochran, an Oakton resident and Flint Hill School graduate, on this season of "Survivor"? He has survived two Tribal Council sessions in which . Join our live blog this Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Oakton High Homecoming: Read a recap, flip through a photo gallery and watch video of some of the touchdowns in the Cougars' 38-23 victory over Lee High in its Homecoming game. Nicole Abdullah and Ian Hartin were crowned queen and king Friday night. Watch video of their interviews with Oakton Patch here.

ELECTION 2011

of Gerarda Culipher and state Sen. Chap Petersen in their first debate ahead of the Nov. 8 election for the 34th District seat. Topics included the death penalty, business and the Silver Line.

After Eric Clingan accused his opponent of repaying a $50,000 loan from Middle Resolution PAC because of a speech Clingan gave Sept. 26, Del. Jim LeMunyon . Clingan has criticized LeMunyon for the support he has received to Middle Resolution because of its ties to tea party enthusiasts in the Richmond area.

SPORTS

The Oakton field hockey team pulled out a 3-1 win over Concorde District rival Westfield.

Three Oakton golfers — Jackson Lizardo, Ho Jae Lee and John McGuinness — have , which begins today.

Flint Hill football over St. Anne's Belfield on Saturday.

, an '08 graduate of Flint Hill School, has had a stellar soccer career at The College of William & Mary and has an eye on professional soccer.

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