The guns began early. By mid-July, Israel and her various adversaries were locked in combat with bombs falling, rockets flying, reserves mobilizing and casualties mounting. As the fighting increased, observers noted the similarities between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 and the provocative abduction of two Israeli soldiers by […]
News and Notes
RYAN GREENEY of the acclaimed Falls Church News Hounds amateur baseball club was among 20 lucky fans given the chance to compete in a Home Run Derby on Thursday, July 20 at RFK Stadium. Greeney placed second overall in the competition, which featured no actual home runs. The final standings […]
Delegate Jim Scott’s Richmond Report
Transportation update On Monday, the House Finance Committee met to consider what actions to take on several transportation funding bills. The bills included measures to allow regional financing mechanisms for Tidewater and Northern Virginia.
A Penny For Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church
Next Tuesday evening, August 1, hundreds of local residents will gather on street corners, at block parties, ice cream socials, and barbecues to celebrate National Night Out in Mason District and Fairfax County. National Night Out first was introduced in 1984, and communities across the nation adopted the first Tuesday […]
Congressman Moran’s News Commentary
Poet and author Pam Brown once said, “A horse is the projection of people’s dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, and beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us an escape from our mundane existence.” Ms. Brown’s words, I believe, are an accurate assessment of why so many […]
Anything But Straight: A Couple of Disasters
A few years ago, my boyfriend (now an ex) and I walked into a chain bookstore while on vacation. Only minutes before, we had mended fences over a fight about nothing. While traversing the maze of books, my boyfriend noticed an unusually hot young man staring at me. “Do you […]
A Martyr for Western Oil
Heads up, Israel. This is a set-up. The Bush administration fully intends to exploit the current escalating violence between Israel and the Hezbollah to advance its agenda for the entire region. The goal of the U.S. policy is not the defense of Israel. In fact, it could well involve the […]
Bolton’s Tenure is Again Before Senate
WASHINGTON — The nomination of John Bolton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is coming before the Senate again.
Editorial: The Legacy of Dan McKeever
Falls Church City Manager Daniel S. McKeever, 61, died peacefully at the University of Virginia Hospital Tuesday night from complications of melanoma cancer. Despite being diagnosed with the condition last November and undergoing extensive treatments since, he continued to serve effectively in his pivotal role as the leader of Falls […]
Angry Developer Rails Against F.C.
Standing in the lobby of the Falls Church City Hall’s Council chambers following the rejection of his $35 million proposal for a mixed use project on N. Washington Street Monday night, an angry senior vice president of the highly-regarded Hekemian Company railed against what he called “a serious disconnect between […]