News that was making news in years gone by.
January 30, 1942:
** Virginia officials appear willing to join in the establishment of “daylight savings time,” set to go into effect Feb. 9.
** Gov. Darden wants to lower speed limits on Virginia highways to 45 mph for the duration of the war.
** The redistricting committee in Richmond is finding little common ground.
** As part of wartime rationing, local restaurants are taking sugar off tables.
** Another Nor’easter has come and gone.
January 27, 1959:
** Attorneys for the Arlington School Board are asking U.S. District Court Judge Albert Bryan for more time before the integration of Stratford Junior High School, now set for early February.
** A Sun editorial says state leaders are “putting haste ahead of reason” in their efforts to forestall school integration.
** The Washington-Lee student newspaper has surveyed students on dating habits.
** Jazz is making a run against rock-and-roll in the affections of local high schoolers.
January 27-28, 1964:
** Virginia’s GOP chairman says he sees no solid support in the Old Dominion for Barry Goldwater as the party’s presidential nominee.
** The County Board has created a committee to advise it on youth issues.
** Washington-Lee and Wakefield were winners in wrestling action.
** The Fairlington Players are prepping a run of “Write Me a Murder.”
January 27, 1975:
** For the first time since World War II, traffic on Virginia highways was down in 1974 from a year before.
** The County Board says it will make its required $5.67 million payment toward Metro construction.
** In Great Falls District basketball action, Yorktown is 8-3 while Washington-Lee is 3-8. In the Northern District, Wakefield is 4-6.
January 27, 1983:
** The FAA will spend $1.3 million on a study of facilities and safety at National Airport.
** The state Senate has killed a measure calling for an independent state ethics commission.
** In basketball action, O’Connell topped Fauquier, 74-48.