2024-07-17 5:44 AM

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report


At a ceremony at Mount Vernon on Tuesday, I was honored to receive, along with Senator Ralph Northam of Norfolk, the Legislator of the Year Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

‘Watchmen” Deserves to be Watched


“Watchmen” director Zack Snyder (300) was faced with a difficult task – condensing a 12-issue comic book epic, considered by many as the greatest ever written, into a feature length motion picture.

Restaurant Spotlight: Big Buns Gourmet Grill

  The catchphrase, “I like big buns and I can not lie,” will resonate in your head after one bite out of a seasoned and grilled Angus beef burger from Big Buns Gourmet Grill, an eatery that is sure to offer a side order of puns along with oversize patties sandwiched in freshly baked buns.

Mason High Bats Silenced in Pair of District Losses

Two straight shut-out losses to Bull Run District opponents has George Mason High School Baseball Head Coach Adam Amerine stewing about his team's lack of offense and the Mustangs sagging in the standings after a 3-2 start in district play.

Community News and Notes


THE FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS deployed a team of investigators to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, last weekend to probe the status of spring training baseball there and, as shown here, examine allegations by GQ magazine that the burgers at Le Tub Restaurant in neighboring Hollywood, Fla., are the best in the U.S. From the left are Mike […]

Helen Thomas: Shades of the Watergate Scandal

WASHINGTON — When a fire broke out in Vice President Dick Cheney's ceremonial office last week, reporters quipped that someone must be burning the videotapes of the CIA interrogation of two al-Qaida detainees.

Restaurant Spotlight: Natalia


In retrospect, I suppose it was foolhardy of me to order four different desserts from Natalia’s Elegant Creations, a newly opened European style pastry shop, located on Broad Street, but I could hardly resist.

Restaurant Spotlight: Peking Gourmet Inn


Tucked away in a less-than-savory-looking shopping center in the Culmore section of Falls Church is the hidden gem that is Peking Gourmet Inn (6029 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church).

Nicholas F. Benton: God & Einstein

Onto the fertile but generally unattended ground that lies between the tower of religious fundamentalism on one side and the pillar of secular modernism on the other, as if riding on a light beam descending out of the early 20th century comes Albert Einstein, dimly resembling in appearance the more recent, fictional “mad scientist” played […]