Letters to the Editor: June 28, 2012 – July 4, 2012

Kudos to FCNP for Article on Stuart’s Jones


Thanks for the great article by Leslie Poster on retiring J.E.B. Stuart High School principal Pamela Jones. I don’t know how Stuart High will function without her.

She has done many great things for the incredibly diverse student body at Stuart. Bringing back Roy Ferri to be the head football coach was a great move. In 2010, the J.E.B. Stuart Raiders football team made the Div. 5 Northern Region playoffs for the first time since 1994. The demographics have changed at Stuart since the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s when old coach Jerry Fauls has one of the top football programs in Northern Virginia.

Yes, there have been struggles in recent years. But with educators like Pamela Jones and Roy Ferri, the Stuart community has adjusted to the current situation.

Gregory S. Paspatis



Reply to News-Press Editorial About Friendly Aliens

Take me to you Editor,

As emissaries from Kanamit (don’t let our pig-like appearance put you off) we want to congratulate you on your proclamation that any space visitors here will most certainly be very good people. Although we are not quite exactly what you would call people, we are very good; and we are here to bring to you the peace, plenty, prolonged life, and cool climates which we ourselves enjoy, and which we have brought to others throughout your galaxy.

Our sole purpose is, “To Serve Man.”

Gary Bliss

Falls Church


Supreme Court All Standing vs. Obama Tyranny


Once again, Mr. Benton liberally throws around the “radical” label, recently applying it to the Supreme Court.

Among the radical actions he rails against is the Bush vs. Gore decision. A consortium of news agencies, dominated by liberal outlets, counted the Florida ballots and found that Bush won Florida. A decision in favor of the duly elected president was not radical; it was justice.

As for true radicalism, look no further than President Obama. Obama has waged an illegal war in Libya, violated the Constitution by making recess appointments while the Senate was in session, violated the Constitution by deciding to not enforce federal laws with which he disagrees, pushed through a constitutionally dubious health care mandate strongly opposed by the American people, violated federal bankruptcy laws to payoff the auto unions, launched an attack on our religious freedom, lied about White House leaks of classified information for political purposes, and he is supporting efforts to censor political speech. Now that’s a radical.

The Supreme Court is only one of a few institutions standing in the way of Obama establishing his dictatorship and the tyranny that the left has planned for this nation.

Paul Flusche

Falls Church


Many Thanks to Blues Festival Friends 


Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation wants to thank the City of Falls Church, our sponsors, volunteers, Falls Church businesses and residents for their support of the blues festival. The only three day event in the city was a success, with over 3,500 visitors, raising nearly $20,000 for the blues festival, Tinner Hill preservation and education programs.

Ed and Nikki Henderson

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation


Thanks to All Who Contributed to F.C. Relay for Life


On behalf of the 2012 Relay for Life of Falls Church Committee, I want to thank all of those who contributed to the success of the recent 6th annual relay which was held on June 2 at George Mason High School.

Relay for Life is a volunteer driven community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Through the hard work and tireless support of our teams, chaperones, cancer survivors and volunteers we raised more than $90,000 … and still counting.

Many organizations in our community also participated in this success, by showing their support before and/or during the event. These include the businesses who participated in our Paint the Town Purple event to bring awareness to Relay, the companies who made donations or sponsored activities at the Bark for Life of Falls Church, a non-competitive walk for dogs and their owners which helped bring awareness to the community about Relay and the many companies who made generous sponsorships and donations that made Relay so special for all of our participants.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Gary Mester who has been our official photographer for Relay and Bark for Life for several years. We greatly appreciate his continual support in donating his time and photography services for our events.

Most of all, thank you to our supportive Little City community family – the Falls Church City Schools, the Falls Church Community Center and the Falls Church Parks and Recreation Department. We appreciate all of your help with the many logistics involved in this event.

With your continued support, we can win the fight against cancer in our lifetime. We hope to see you all next year at the Relay for Life of Falls Church event in 2013!

Katie Gibson

Volunteer Event Chair

Relay For Life of Falls Church 


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