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Falls Church News Briefs: May 14 – 20, 2009

Haycock Elementary PTA Battles Lack of Renovations Faced with a 177-student overcapacity – 767 children in a school with a capacity of 590 – Haycock Elementary’s parents voiced anger and frustration at a meeting Monday night over a lack of renovations at the school, which hasn’t seen any major construction since its doors opened in […]

Off Track: Justin Jones

According to Justin Jones, frontman of D.C.-based Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, it took him a little while to find his sound.

Picking Splinters: Sharing St. Andrews

Minced onions, oatmeal, suet, spices, salt and a sheep’s heart, liver, lungs and stomach. That’s what’s in haggis. I know that because I ate it, not because I had been stuffed into one.

Injuries, Turnovers Lead to Rhodes-led Rout in the Rain

Joel Chandler (center) defends Falls Church’s Sam Gerima (left) under the hoop, while Jaguars’ Evan Hansen (33) battles for position. (Photo: News-Press)

The pass went up, a perfect spiral over the shoulder of two defenders gasping for breath, and was hauled in by the receiver in the back of the end zone for the 20-yard score. Then it happened. The receiver stumbled down to the turf and lay motionless, as an ambulance was called out onto the […]

Potomac Water Source Means Rationing Need in F.C. Unlikely

Steady rain, which began in the region yesterday and that is expected to persist through Saturday, has swiftly allayed worries about the potential impact of the drought conditions here, but Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields noted that severe problems persist for much of Virginia and it remains yet uncertain how much good the current […]

Paul Krugman: Gore Derangement Syndrome

On the day after Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize, The Wall Street Journal's editors couldn't even bring themselves to mention Gore's name. Instead, they devoted their editorial to a long list of people they thought deserved the prize more.

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Has spring finally arrived? Sunny weather early this week portends eagerly-sought relief from a winter that seemed to hang on too long. Mason District homes are simply gorgeous during azalea time, and the bright sunshine seems to make the colors more vivid, even in shady corners. The sunny weather encourages yard work, and garden center […]

Off Track:Bettie Serveert

After celebrating 15 years together, it seems clear that the Dutch band Bettie Serveert has quite a bit of staying power. Of course, that much was apparent ten years ago when the band played to a crowd of about 2,000 in Central Park.