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One-Way or Two-Way?

City Council mulls traffic changes.

When the City of Fairfax reconfigured Main and North Streets from one-way to two-way streets in 2006, it did so in hopes that the change would benefit the downtown area. Now, though, the City Council is revisiting that decision.

Man Guilty of Creating Phony Postage Stamps

Fairfax resident defrauded U.S. of $76,000 revenue.

A local man pleaded guilty last week in federal court to defrauding the U.S. Postal Service. He is Brian Kim, 38, of Fairfax.

City to Participate in Charrette

Will discuss plans for downtown development.

In collaboration with the Northern Virginia regional Commission (NVRC), the Fairfax City Council will hold a planning workshop, or charrette, about the downtown area in early November.

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University Mall Theatres Launch ‘Save our Butts’ Campaign

Movie theater uses Kickstarter to fund overdue improvements.

University Mall Theatres, in Fairfax, needs $100,000 to replace its second-hand seats. Nearly each seat in the 23-year old theater has been repaired with duct tape to cover up tears and exposed foam.

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Playing to Win

Serious local tennis competitors share their approach to the game.

As the U.S. Open approaches, several local tennis students are competing in their own United States Tennis Association (USTA) local competitions. There are several levels of tournaments to choose from as well as age groups whether they're entry-level, intermediate, or advanced. “Central to tennis is competition. They learn to win and how to lose,” according to Coach Wayne Bryan.

Letter: Why Join the Climate Change Debate?

To the Editor

The author of “Global Warming is Impacting Us Now” (Connection, Aug. 7-13, 2014) is right: we’re already seeing impacts of climate change in our communities.

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Washington-Lee Football Poised to Defend District Title

Generals return running back Harris, strong offensive line.

The W-L football team won its first district title since 1975 last season.

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Ross Enters First Season as West Potomac Head Coach

Wolverine athletes eager to prove themselves.

First-year West Potomac head coach Jeremiah Ross was a three-year starter at right tackle for Fresno State.

Oakton’s Rizzo Committed to South Carolina

Q&A: Infielder led Cougars in batting average as freshman.

Oakton's Joe Rizzo is committed to the University of South Carolina.

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Trey Taylor to Use Up-Tempo Offense at South Lakes

First-year Seahawks coach spent last season at South County.

First-year South Lakes head coach Trey Taylor praised the Seahawks' athleticism.

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Taylor to Use Up-Tempo Offense at South Lakes

First-year Seahawks coach spent last season at South County.

First-year South Lakes head coach Trey Taylor praised the Seahawks' athleticism.

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Vossler Latest to Lead Robinson Football Program

29-year-old is Rams’ fourth head coach in five years.

Robinson will open the season on the road against Lee.

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Safety at a Crossroads in Poor Communities Across Northern Virginia

Less affluent neighborhoods in Northern Virginia suffer from higher pedestrian fatalities.

A national database of pedestrian crashes compiled by Governing Magazine shows 95 pedestrian fatalities in Northern Virginia between 2008 and 2012. While 26 of the pedestrian fatalities occurred in wealthy neighborhoods, where the per capita income is more than $53,000, a much larger number happened in poor communities like this stretch of Route 1 in Mount Vernon.

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Potential Rivals Circling Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille in Advance of Democratic Primary

Kerry Donely and Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg consider primary challenges.

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille's poor performance in the congressional primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) is calling into question his ability to lead the city, opening the door to talk about former Mayor Kerry Donley challenging Euille in next year's Democratic primary. That possibility has encouraged talk about Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg possibly entering the race as a candidate who would oppose the kind of large-scale development that Euille and Donley both support.

Take Precautions against Rabies

Animal Shelter offers advice to reduce the risk.

Rabies is a deadly virus that infects animals and may be a risk to humans, as well. The most commonly reported rabid animals in Fairfax County include foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. But even pets aren’t automatically immune to this disease and must be vaccinated against it.

Golf Tournament To Benefit Casey Cares

Potomac family and friends host annual charitable fundraiser.

The friends and family of Potomac’s Vince and Linda Crivella had been holding a casual, friendly golf tournament for nine years. After a few years, they decided to raise money for charity. The money they raised was donated to a different organization each year.

Obit: Patricia N. Howard

Patricia N. Howard, 83, of Wakefield, R.I., died on Aug. 3, 2014. She was the wife of the late Jeb Howard.

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Heads Up Football Flourishing in Fairfax County

Program reduces concussion risk by teaching players to take the “head” out of tackling.

It wasn’t that long ago when youth football coaches believed a player’s toughness was measured by his ability to play through the pain. Concussions and other serious injuries were just “part of the game.”

Organized for School Year

Local organizers offer suggestions on dealing with the summer mess.

When summer comes to a grinding halt in a few weeks, a new school year will begin. From alarm clocks and school bells to piles of homework assignments and sports schedules, maintaining a coordinated household can be difficult, however. Local organizers are offering simple suggestions to help make the transition from summer to the start of the school year seamless.

Write Now, I Just Don’t Know

The biggest writing problem that I have, other than the ones you regular readers generally know about, is writing a current column on the weekend immediately preceding the next Wednesday’s publication date, when I am still waiting on results from my most recent CT Scan. This isn’t like putting the cart before the horse, this is more like putting the horse in the cart and pulling it.