Stories for January 2002

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Thursday, January 31

Gardening Notes

Gardening Notes

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

7 Days: End in Sight

Potomac Master Plan finale approaches

7 Days: End in Sight

Calendar

Calendar

Affordable Housing: A Challenging Goal

Affordable Housing: A Challenging Goal

Calendar

Calendar

No Techway or 4-Lane Roads

Council President Speaks to Potomac Citizens

No Techway or 4-Lane Roads

Calendar

Calendar

Health Calendar

Health Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

More Parks for Potomac

More Parks for Potomac

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

Calendar

School Notes

School Notes

Wednesday, January 30

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

News In Brief

News In Brief

Family, Friends Mourn Blues Legend John Jackson

Family, Friends Mourn Blues Legend John Jackson

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

New Railroad Bridge Causes Changes on I-495

Family, Friends Mourn Blues Legend John Jackson

Family, Friends Mourn Blues Legend John Jackson

Family, Friends Mourn Blues Legend John Jackson

Family, Friends Mourn Blues Legend John Jackson

Lee District Open House Combines with Art Show

Lee District Open House Combines with Art Show

Tuesday, January 29

City Moves to Keep Affordable Housing

City Moves to Keep Affordable Housing

To Tax or Not to Tax — It's Not a Simple Question

To Tax or Not to Tax — It's Not a Simple Question

Controversy Brews Over District Boundaries

Special school board election draws concerns from citizens.

Controversy Brews Over District Boundaries

Preservation Ordinance Gains Teeth

Preservation Ordinance Gains Teeth

Two United Way Board Members Weighing Future Involvement

Concerns over alleged financial improprieties has National Capital Area organization on edge

Two United Way Board Members Weighing Future Involvement

Education Notebook

Education Notebook

Hospital Breaks Ground for 60-Bed Addition

Hospital Breaks Ground for 60-Bed Addition

Worth the Cost?

Assessments rise, and taxpayers argue over whether they see enough rewards.

Worth the Cost?

Asking Questions Is Key in Camp Selection

Camp Fairs Offer Opportunity to Explore

Asking Questions Is Key in Camp Selection

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Murder Now Charged in Chantilly Stabbing

Murder Now Charged in Chantilly Stabbing

A New England Town Meeting In G.W.'s Backyard

Supervisor Hyland takes citizens on virtual bus tour of district

A New England Town Meeting In G.W.'s Backyard

Question of Windows Upsets Neighbors

Question of Windows Upsets Neighbors

Boundary Hearing

Boundary Hearing

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

School Notes:

School Notes:

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Boundary Hearing

Boundary Hearing

Paper Cranes for Sadako

Paper Cranes for Sadako

Boundary Hearing

Boundary Hearing

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Boundary Hearing

Boundary Hearing

Unscheduled Executive Session Halts ARHA Board Meeting

Unscheduled Executive Session Halts ARHA Board Meeting

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Boundary Hearing

Boundary Hearing

Firefighter Injured in Fall

Firefighter Injured in Fall

Oakton Academic Team Takes District

Oakton Academic Team Takes District

Safe Crossings — A Work in Progress

Safe Crossings — A Work in Progress

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

AARP Supports Virginia Prescription-Assistance Plan

Lowered Prescription Payments

AARP Supports Virginia Prescription-Assistance Plan

SENIOR FOCUS: AARP Supports Prescription-Aid Plan

Proposed House of Delegates bill would help seniors with drug costs.

SENIOR FOCUS: AARP Supports Prescription-Aid Plan

Search and Recue

Arlington, Alexandria teams practice for crucial moment.

Search and Recue

Board Recognizes Huntington Community Improvements

Board Recognizes Huntington Community Improvements

Five Die in Separate Accidents

Richmond Highway scene of weekend carnage

Five Die in Separate Accidents

Lovers of All Ages Celebrate at Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Lovers Festival This Weekend

Lovers of All Ages Celebrate at Chocolate Festival

Mentoring Program Brings Relatives Together

Reaching out through time — life is full of coincidences.

Mentoring Program Brings Relatives Together

Herndon Police Officers Go High Tech

Herndon Police Officers Go High Tech

Cannons Aim for Reston Site

Cannons Aim for Reston Site

Students Put Signature on 'Haight'

Theater offers history, drama lessons with sevent annual Signature in Schools play.

Students Put Signature on 'Haight'

New Fire/Rescue System? New Fire Rescue System

New Fire/Rescue System? New Fire Rescue System

'Better Safe Than Sorry' Wins Stop Sign

'Better Safe Than Sorry' Wins Stop Sign

County Honors Woodley Hills' Character

County Honors Woodley Hills' Character

Probation, $2,500 Fine for Chang's Assault

Probation, $2,500 Fine for Chang's Assault

Smith Gets 25 Years for Murdering Son

Smith Gets 25 Years for Murdering Son

Development Progresses in Upper Potomac West Area

Council, Planning moving ahead with plans for more commercial activity.

Development Progresses in Upper Potomac West Area

Bank Robbed On Prince Street

Bank Robbed On Prince Street

How to Protect Watersheds?

How to Protect Watersheds?

State Cites Local Power Needs

State Cites Local Power Needs

State Cites Local Power Needs

State Cites Local Power Needs

Local Authors Discuss 'Publish on Demand'

Local Authors Discuss 'Publish on Demand'

Sides Agree on Deferral of Church Application

Sides Agree on Deferral of Church Application

Councilman Tirrell Seeks Mayor's Office

Councilman Tirrell Seeks Mayor's Office

Three Children, Three Deaths: Prosecuting Child Homicides

For commonwealth attorney, these cases take an emotional toll.

Three Children, Three Deaths: Prosecuting Child Homicides

Roundup

Roundup

Donations Flow Through United Way

Donations Flow Through United Way

Wolf Delivers Students' Gifts to Refugees

Wolf Delivers Students' Gifts to Refugees

Herndon Police Officers Go High Tech

Herndon Police Officers Go High Tech

Councilman Tirrell Seeks Mayor's Office

Councilman Tirrell Seeks Mayor's Office

Brian Barwatt Is Serving in AmeriCorps

Brian Barwatt Is Serving in AmeriCorps

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Two Schools Line Up Teacher Cadets

Two Schools Line Up Teacher Cadets

Local Authors Discuss 'Publish on Demand'

Local Authors Discuss 'Publish on Demand'

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Schools Take Aim at Closing Suspension Gap

Learning About Senses with Onion, Gelatin

Learning About Senses with Onion, Gelatin

County Offers Affordable Housing for Seniors

County Offers Affordable Housing for Seniors

Jury Deals Death Penalty to Wolfe

Jury Deals Death Penalty to Wolfe

Chantilly Community Coalition Tackling Substance Abuse

Chantilly Community Coalition Tackling Substance Abuse

Something For Everyone At the Development Exhibit

Something For Everyone At the Development Exhibit

Study Buddies Helps Needy Students around Fairfax Circle

Study Buddies Helps Needy Students around Fairfax Circle

Turn Too Tight for School Bus

Turn Too Tight for School Bus

Madison Junior Wins National Title

Madison Junior Wins National Title

Friday, January 25

Council Drives Home Three Parking Ordinances

Ordinances attempt protect property rights, fight overcrowding

Council Drives Home Three Parking Ordinances

Free Clinic Aims to Provide for Uninsured

Schmidt working toward free clinic.

Free Clinic Aims to Provide for Uninsured

Verizon, Town Stuck at Permit Impasse

Telecomm firm to work up to three months on South Elden

Verizon, Town Stuck at Permit Impasse

Free Clinic Aims to Provide for Uninsured

Schmidt working toward free clinic.

Free Clinic Aims to Provide for Uninsured

Alexandrians Go to Arena Stage

Alexandrians Go to Arena Stage

Alexandrians Go to Arena Stage

Alexandrians Go to Arena Stage

Upsca;le Dining Options:

Personal Chef at Morrison House

Upsca;le Dining Options:

Upscale Dining Options:

European Culinary Tours

Upscale Dining Options:

Upscale Dining Options:

Personal Chef at Morrison House

Upscale Dining Options:

Judy Downer Collecting Signatures for Council Run

Former planning commissioner encouraged to return to public life.

Judy Downer Collecting Signatures for Council Run

Verizon, Town Stuck at Permit Impasse

Telecomm firm to work up to three months on South Elden

Verizon, Town Stuck at Permit Impasse

Council Drives Home Three Parking Ordinances

Ordinances attempt protect property rights, fight overcrowding

Council Drives Home Three Parking Ordinances

Judy Downer Collecting Signatures for Council Run

Former planning commissioner encouraged to return to public life.

Judy Downer Collecting Signatures for Council Run

Thursday, January 24

Snow Delivery

Snow Delivery

School Board Looks at Administrative Space

Consultant Could Provide Funding Alternatives

School Board Looks at Administrative Space

Wednesday, January 23

Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

Students Perform at Carnegie Hall

Vienna's Race Track: Blake Lane

Neighbor sounds alarm for safety measures.

Vienna's Race Track: Blake Lane

Gua-Rapo Adds Live Music on Wednesdays

After three months, restaurant has found urban niche in Courthouse.

Gua-Rapo Adds Live Music on Wednesdays

A Dream Undeterred

County tribute uses music, dance and words in remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

A Dream Undeterred

Autopsy of Wilson Bridge Bid Gets Underway

Autopsy of Wilson Bridge Bid Gets Underway

Town Meeting Set To Answer Citizen Questions

Activities scheduled Saturday at Mt. Vernon High School

Town Meeting Set To Answer Citizen Questions

Reston Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life

Reston Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life

Budget Woes Worse Than Feared

Budget Woes Worse Than Feared

Gospel Music Rocks Signature's Stage

Gospel Music Rocks Signature's Stage

No Matter Who Plays the Super Bowl, It's Party Time

No Matter Who Plays the Super Bowl, It's Party Time

Lee Troupe Tackles Holocaust

Lee Troupe Tackles Holocaust

Townhouses on Mulford Property?

Townhouses on Mulford Property?

Too Few Affordable Homes

Too Few Affordable Homes

UOSA Plans Expansion of Pumping Station

UOSA Plans Expansion of Pumping Station

Burke Artist Works in Abstract

Burke Artist Works in Abstract

Sushi Taste Is Acquired for Some

Sushi Taste Is Acquired for Some

First Cut

APR Nominations Head to Planning Commission

First Cut

Defining Country and Rustic Roads

Defining Country and Rustic Roads

Memorial Program Focuses On Youth

Memorial Program Focuses On Youth

Most Religions Support Organ Donation

Most religious communities encourage their members to become organ and tissue donors as a way to help others.

Most Religions Support Organ Donation

York Gives Annual Address

York Gives Annual Address

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

First Cut

APR Nominations Head to Planning Commission

First Cut

Sushi Taste Is Acquired for Some

Sushi Taste Is Acquired for Some

Roundup

Roundup

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Autopsy of Wilson Bridge Bid Gets Underway

Autopsy of Wilson Bridge Bid Gets Underway

Eight Aging Schools Need Funding

School board says short funds may mean projects get delayed.

Eight Aging Schools Need Funding

' But I Am Not Angry ... I Understand'

Mohamed Abdi tries to piece his life back together

' But I Am Not Angry ... I Understand'

St. John's Installs Parish Pastor

St. John's Installs Parish Pastor

First Cut

APR Nominations Head to Planning Commission

First Cut

First Reviews, Then Comes Publication

First Reviews, Then Comes Publication

Trailblazing

County seeks to modify trails plan map to create connecting paths.

Trailblazing

Judge Rules: No Cameras

Judge Rules: No Cameras

Harrington 'Top Cop' Third Year in Row

Harrington 'Top Cop' Third Year in Row

SCHOOL NOTES

SCHOOL NOTES

Caseworker, Supervisor Suspended, Reassigned

Fallout from Frazier case continues following independent review

Caseworker, Supervisor Suspended, Reassigned

Incentive Lands BAE Here

County and state offer money to close deal.

Incentive Lands BAE Here

Herrity Cites Need for County Leadership

Herrity Cites Need for County Leadership

Attempted Sexual Assault Reported

Attempted Sexual Assault Reported

Council Hears Transportation Recommendations

Council Hears Transportation Recommendations

SCHOOL COLUMN: Yorktown Overwhelmed With Activity

SCHOOL COLUMN: Yorktown Overwhelmed With Activity

School Notes

School Notes

Council Grapples with How to Spend Grant Money

Council Grapples with How to Spend Grant Money

First Cut

APR Nominations Head to Planning Commission

First Cut

Alexandria's Twin Towers — A Potential Target?

Carlyle residents, others impacted by legal activities at Federal Courthouse, media attention

Alexandria's Twin Towers — A Potential Target?

Last Minute Fix for Cabin John?

Last Minute Fix for Cabin John?

Bills Would Protect Trees, Dark Skies

Bills Would Protect Trees, Dark Skies

What's Wood That is Not Wood?

Laminate flooring offers alternative to traditional wood

What's Wood That is Not Wood?

Albo Introduces Terrorism Legislation

Albo Introduces Terrorism Legislation

Sushi Acquired Taste For Some

Sushi Acquired Taste For Some

Health Notes

Health Notes

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Burke Artist Works in Abstract

Burke Artist Works in Abstract

First Cut

APR Nominations Head to Planning Commission

First Cut

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

Interchange Phases Cause Backups, Headaches

First Cut

APR Nominations Head to Planning Commission

First Cut

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

Burke Artist Works in Abstract

Burke Artist Works in Abstract

Treat Volunteers and Paid Staff Equally

Treat Volunteers and Paid Staff Equally

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

Young Gymnasts Get Guidance Olympic-Style

First Cut

APR nominations head to planning

First Cut

Chamber Nets Crowd

Chamber Recognizes Leadership, Service

Chamber Nets Crowd

Burke Artist Deals in Abstracts

Burke Artist Deals in Abstracts

Reston Players to Open 'Streetcar'

Reston Players to Open 'Streetcar'

Tuesday, January 22

Project Excel Proposes to Expand

Project Excel Proposes to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Consultants List Determines Renovations

Being No. 1 Is Not a Good Thing

Consultants List Determines Renovations

School Conditions Rankings

School Conditions Rankings

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Project Excel Proposed to Expand

Monday, January 21

Bringing Costa Rica to Spring Hill

Acuña Teaches Students about Costa Rica

Bringing Costa Rica to Spring Hill

Bringing Costa Rica to Spring Hill

Acuña Teaches Students about Costa Rica

Bringing Costa Rica to Spring Hill

Bringing Costa Rica to Spring Hill

Acuña Teaches Students about Costa Rica

Bringing Costa Rica to Spring Hill

Education Notebook

Education Notebook