2024-05-21 6:15 PM

Picking Splinters: Take a Bow, Ted

It may not have been easy, but it would have been rational for Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis to shy away from the record-setting 13-year, $124 million contract just given to Alexander Ovechkin.

Mason High

IT WAS A RARE STANDING ROOM ONLY event at the George Mason High School auditorium last Thursday night as students of the symphonic, concert, contract bands, the Mason Jazz group, Drums, brass and saxophone ensembles and the chorus all shone forth with virtuoso performances, on key. (News-Press photos)

Picking Splinters: Spoiled By Success

It will be an offseason of great change for the New York Yankees, but it seems that the flawed perceptions of the team's ownership will endure, despite George Steinbrenner ceding operational control to his sons Hal and Hank. Last weekend, Hank Steinbrenner fired back at soon-to-be former manager Joe Torre. The reprisal came after Torre […]

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

It was reported in the media last week that security contractors in Iraq recently shot and killed nearly a dozen innocent Iraqis in an incident occurring in downtown Baghdad. The private security firm handling protection for a U.S. Embassy convoy — Blackwater USA — has come under fire for their actions.  Yet, because of a […]

CACI Official Blasts News-Press for Reporting on

An article by News-Press reporter Nathan Hamme describing the contents of a film, “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers,” published in last week’s News-Press drew an angry letter from an executive vice president of the Arlington, Virginia-based CACI International, Inc., received at the News-Press this week. CACI is mentioned in the film for its role […]