May 31 – June 6, 2007
Month: May 2007
Editorial: Not a Drop To Drink?
Don’t be fooled. Fairfax County’s designs on encroachment into the traditional service area of the City of Falls Church’s water system are not with the thought of lowering consumer water costs in mind. Not at all, not even for a minute. It is not to provide customers with a “choice,” […]
Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of our military families are freedom’s foundation.
Memorial Day in Falls Church always shows the City at its best. A large crowd assembled at the Veterans’ Memorial for a somber ceremony in memory and honor of those who have given their lives to preserve this country’s freedom. As the colors were posted, the middle school band played, […]
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
What are you doing this summer? With high gas prices and limited time, many people are planning to stay closer to home this summer, and enjoy the wide variety of activities we have right here in Mason District and Fairfax County. One popular summer activity for all ages is the […]
Our Man in Arlington
Our Memorial Day outing was not your typical Memorial Day with the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the parade down Constitution Avenue, and an old fashioned barbecue picnic in the backyard.
Nicholas F. Benton: God & Einstein
Onto the fertile but generally unattended ground that lies between the tower of religious fundamentalism on one side and the pillar of secular modernism on the other, as if riding on a light beam descending out of the early 20th century comes Albert Einstein, dimly resembling in appearance the more […]
Anything But Straight: Gay Pride and Putin
The first sign that Russia’s march toward freedom was on a downward spiral came on June 16, 2001, when George W. Bush said of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Preparing For Depletion
News on the gasoline stockpile situation was delayed this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. As gasoline consumption figures over the long weekend won’t be available until the middle of next week, we may get a better insight into prospects for this summer then. While waiting, however, it seems […]
Helen Thomas: Bush Buys Time On Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Bush and his spokesmen continue to say that Iraq is a “sovereign” nation and that the U.S. is there at the invitation of the Iraqi government.