At the time of this writing, the President is preparing to deliver his seventh State of the Union address. Due to his failure in Iraq, President Bush is expected to expand his focus from the foreign affairs and terrorism issues that have dominated past speeches, and instead highlight some domestic […]
Ever heard of Universal Design? You may have read about it, but never really thought about how it might apply to you and your family. That’s all about to change. At least, that’s what advocates of Universal Design hope.
Too many over-privileged residential property owners in the City of Falls Church have been insisting on having their cake and eating it, too, as the saying goes, for too long. All the signposts are up and read clearly. This is going to be the tightest budget cycle in many years. […]
Most years, January is a time for planning, not planting. However, warm January temperatures last week allowed many Mason District residents to catch up on late season yard work, including digging to put in liriope, nandina, and other shrubs. It’s also time to consider attending the all-day EcoSavvy Gardening Symposium […]
Past is Prologue to the Present In my last column, I stated that I was saddened by the recent split in the Episcopal Church.
Congress is poised to act on two important pieces of legislation this week. The first will be to make achieving a college education less expensive and the second will be to end government welfare for big oil companies.
Falls Church City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lois Berlin’s decision to bail out the Falls Church City Council from a politically-unpopular decision to either raise the tax rate or cut the school budget was done at the expense of students of the school system. In her proposed budget presented Tuesday, she […]
Transportation: one more chance
Less than four years into the Vietnam conflict, roughly 3,000 U.S. troops had been killed in action. Over the next eight years, 55,000 more American soldiers died and the conflict ended in defeat for our country.
The year 2007 began in a frightening way for several young people in the Lincolnia area of Mason District. They were attacked by a 6-month-old female pit bull who was running off-leash, was not licensed, and had not received a rabies vaccination. Fortunately for the children, their injuries were not […]