2024-06-15 1:00 AM

Falls Church Summertime News


Student Joins Whale Research Team Through Earthwatch Institute Arman Carter, a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will join an Earthwatch Institute expedition this summer to study food availability and feeding behavior of grey whales off the coast of British Columbia in Canada.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

Sky-rocketing gas prices threaten to sink our economy and are making life difficult for all Americans, especially those struggling along the margins to get by.

Anything But Straight: New Study: Purge or Be Purged

A weighty new study released last week suggested that if you can’t make your podgy friends purge, you might have to purge your podgy friends. Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that having a portly pal increased a person’s chances of becoming obese by a whopping […]

Jim Moran

Efforts to lift a 25 year old moratorium on protecting our nation’s shorelines gas drilling heated up this week as consideration of the FY 2008 Interior Appropriations bill progressed on the House floor.

Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report

On the Road                         As members of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee, Vince Callahan, Bob Brink of Arlington, Joe May of Loudoun County and I (for the first time), joined most of the other members of the Committee in visiting public institutions supported by state funds in Southeastern and Southside Virginia.


Should you be driving from Sterling to Leesburg on Route 7, you are more than likely to miss the new 689-acre campus that is now the location of the Howard Hughes Medical Center’s Janelia Farm research campus. The elegant glass-in laboratory complex has been nestled into the hilly landscapes so that it is barely visible […]

School News and Notes

GEORGE MASON H.S. English Department head and student newspaper advisor Michael Hoover (left), retiring after 37 years at GMHS this month, presents journalism awards at Tuesday’s GMHS awards assembly.

Community News and Notes

VIRGINIA GOV. TIM KAINE, speaking at his town meeting at the Luther Jackson Middle School last Saturday, had among the over 200 attendees a delegation from the City of Falls Church in the front row. Left to right in the front row: Mayor Robin Gardner, Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry and City Councilman Dave Snyder. See story, elsewhere this edition. (News-Press photo)

WATERFORD DEVELOPMENT, a Reston, Va.-based real estate development company, announced the topping out of Spectrum in Falls Church. Spectrum, located on Broad St., is a mixed-use development that includes a building scaling seven stories that will house both retail units as well as a condominium residence. Any questions concerning Spectrum can be directed at Waterford […]

Falls Church Resident Susan Diane Kaye Passes Away

Susan Diane Kaye of Falls Church, Va. passed away on Sunday May 6, 2007 at Virginia Hospital Center. Susan Kaye, beloved wife of Ron Kaye and devoted mother of Alina and Hunter Kaye, was born on April 23, 1957, in Washington, D.C. the only daughter and middle child born to Joan McCleese and Richard Rock.