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Laurel Hill Golf Club, ‘No Government Takeover’ and the Number of the Day

Five things you need to know today in Lorton.

The Laurel Hill Golf Club.
The Laurel Hill Golf Club.

It’s Thursday, Aug. 1. Here are five things you need to know. Tell us what we need to know on the Patch message board!

1. Have you been to the Laurel Hill Golf Club? What do you think about it?  Give it a great review on Patch!

2. You Said It: "There is no government takeover plan," said U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to residents of the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield on Tuesday. "It is all going to be private insurance and it's going to add 30 million people to the private insurance system. You're welcome, private insurance system.”

3. ICYMI: The matter of Mittens, the feral cat that got lost in the rafters of Crosspointe Animal Hospital in Fairfax Station on July 19, remains unresolved. Hospital staff don’t believe that the cat is in the building anymore.

4. Number of the Day: $235 million. That’s the payout for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. Take a look at the winning Powerball numbers.

5. Today…in History: Coolio (yes, Coolio) turns 50 today. The rapper best known for “Gangsta's Paradise” was born Aug. 1, 1963. He’s still performing and updates fans on Twitter.

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