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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Judge Rules Defectors Have No Claim on Endowment $

Buoyed by the ruling of Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows last week that defectors from the Falls Church Episcopal Church do not have a right to the church’s endowment fund, Falls Church’s “Continuing Episcopalians” are now mulling how to put the fund’s approximately $750,000 to its intended work of “furthering the Christian ministry in […]

Constitutionality of Va. Law is Next Phase of Church Case

Leaders of Falls Church Episcopalians who’ve remained aligned with the national Episcopal Church, after an arch-conservative majority from their local church voted to defect in 2006, said they were “saddened” by last week’s initial court ruling on who gets to control the historic church property.

Our Man In Arlington

Most of the readers of this column know that I am a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat of the “yellow dog” genus. I would suggest they sit down for what follows.

F.C. Apartment Fire Proves Fatal

An apartment fire at 6200 Wilson Boulevard early last Saturday morning proved fatal when Mark Christopher Williams, 39, of that address, died late Sunday night at the Washington Burn Center. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to the fire at the 12-story Cavalier Club Apartments at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report

Prelude to a Fight On Monday, the so-called money committees of the General Assembly held a joint meeting in Richmond to hear from Governor Kaine.

With State Senate Change, F.C. Hopes for Stronger Gun Control

Hoping it can do more than bullet-proof the City Council chambers, the Falls Church City Council adopted a “priority position” Monday night, voting unanimously to ask the State Legislature to pass a law empowering local jurisdictions to stiffen gun control. As the State Senate shifts to Democratic control in January, there is optimism that their […]

Yates Among 21 Priests Defrocked By Episcopalian Bishop of Virginia

Attorneys for the defecting members of The Falls Church will be in Fairfax Circuit Cout Friday seeking a summary dismissal of the consolidated suit filed by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal denomination, nationally, aimed at their retaining control of the church property.

Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Changing Gears

I recently played in an episode of High Stakes Poker, a series that appears on GSN – The Network for Games. Normally when I play in No Limit Hold’em cash games like this one, I want to be in control of the table and press the action. On this particular day, that wasn’t possible.

Advocate Says Va. Tech Killings Spur Fresh Push for Gun Laws

While proper enforcement of existing laws would have kept weapons out of the hands of the student who killed 32 others at Virginia Tech last month, three legislative priorities of gun control advocates would surely have prevented that tragedy, the head of the nation’s most visible gun control organization told the National Press Club in […]

Nicholas F. Benton: The Invisible Hatchet

I, for one, do not condemn NBC for airing the video of the deranged, sadistic rants of the Virginia Tech killer last week. I would, perhaps, have introduced the tapes with an explanation that they’re being shown to arm the general public with a better ability to identify and act against the kind of psychosis […]