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ANDREW KOTYK, a senior at McLean High School, received his Eagle Scout award at a court of honor on Saturday, April 12 at the Scout House. He is shown with his parents, Myron and Debbie Kotyk. Andrew earned 39 merit badges during his Boy Scout career and took part in a canoeing expedition in the Adirondacks. He will attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. (Photo: Courtesy Richard Lobb)
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AMONG THOSE AT A fundraiser for the Commonwealth Coalition working to defeat the Marshall-Newman Amendment at the home of Nicholas F. Benton in Falls Church last week were Del. Jim Scott and F.C. Mayor Robin Gardner. A total of 40 attended and $2,500 was raised. (Photo: News-Press)

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Adverb Is as Adverb Does

“A PAL OF MINE worries that the adverb is in decline,” wrote John Hildebidle of Cambridge last week, citing usages like “have your child eat healthy” and “fly direct from Boston to Timbuktu” as signs of adverbial erosion. “Is the Noble Adverb passé, defended only by those dauntless pedants who […]