Kudos to the Falls Church City Council for arriving at a final budget for the coming fiscal year that did not tamper with the well-thought out funding request from the Falls Church School Board. Those on the Council who were obsessing almost up to the last minute about shaving the […]
The House is debating a resolution this week expressing Congress’ disapproval of the President’s escalation of over 20,000 troops. Over 36 hours of debate have been scheduled, allowing every member of the House five minutes to express their views on Iraq and the President’s surge option.
For Virginia U.S. Senate Democratic challenger Jim Webb, wearing Army boots on the campaign trail is only one way he connects to his proud military background that included a stint as Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration.
For as many point-blank pistol shots to the head, extreme close-ups, crude profanities and wanton acts of violence as Director Martin Scorcese put into “The Departed,” opening in theatres everywhere this weekend, its star power, fast pace, riveting suspense and compelling dialogue make it an entertaining film.
Folks in the City of Falls Church are going to miss Dave Eckert and Annette Mills far more than any now can probably imagine (see story on Page One of this edition). The couple came to Falls Church in the 1980s and, while raising their child here, made an impact […]
From Galax to Nashville and Next, Nashville.
Nicholas F. Benton Dwarfing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s struggle with linguistics in an attempt to cloak the reality of civil war in Iraq, the current monstrous obscenity taking place in Lebanon now raises questions about the use of this word, “terrorist.” We can’t help, also, but to wonder how […]
Falls Church City Manager Daniel S. McKeever, 61, died peacefully at the University of Virginia Hospital Tuesday night from complications of melanoma cancer. Despite being diagnosed with the condition last November and undergoing extensive treatments since, he continued to serve effectively in his pivotal role as the leader of Falls […]