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Community News & Notes

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Young Local Makes ‘Global Impact’ Vanessa Hatcher, 22, of Falls Church returned home last week from a two-week trip to Zambia, sponsored by the Global Impact ministry of McLean Bible Church, located in Vienna. Hatcher, along with 11 other young adults from the church, spent 10 days in Choma, Zambia, where they partnered with World […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: Smart Meters

It’s going to be an electric world. For those of you who have been following the peak oil story, it is becoming increasingly clear that liquid fuels for the average person’s transportation has a very short half-life. It won’t be long before we figure out that natural gas is too valuable for making stuff to […]

Picking Splinters: Packer Polarization

In the wake of college basketball analyst Billy Packer’s departure from CBS, sports pundits of all sizes have clamored to comment on his virtues and vices. While some of his peers spared no time lamenting his future absence and applauding his career, others, mainly the youngbloods of the blogosphere wasted no time kicking up their […]

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Trapped in the middle of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge! Trucks speeding by on the Outer Loop with air horns at full blast! The new draw span soaring 150 feet into the air – no way to get off!

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Half-Life For Air Travel

In recent weeks, airlines around the world have been reporting substantial losses, declaring bankruptcy or completely shutting down. So far the losses have been mostly of small airlines, but many of the large ones have started to thrash around for merger partners. At $3.71 a gallon, jet fuel is now the single largest expense an […]

Maureen Dowd: Toil And Trouble

WASHINGTON — Maybe it was because I was sitting in the back of the Senate chamber with three war protesters — grim-faced, chanting women dressed in black hooded cloaks, white makeup and blood-red hands — that I felt as though I were watching a production of "Macbeth" rather than a hearing on Iraq.